UPDATE: NATIONAL CHISMATIC REPORTER (NCR) THROWS A NOT SO VIELED NUTTY ABOUT BISHOP MATANO AND RECOVERS NEGATIVE STORIES FROM THIER NCR ARCHIVES! THIS IS JUST TO GOOD! PRESS HERE TO READ!
Rocco Palma writes the following today in his blog, Whispers in the Loggia, about the new bishop of the very liberal, heterodox Diocese of Rochester:
Capping weeks of speculation surrounding Bishop Salvatore Matano, at Roman Noon this Wednesday the Pope named the 67 year-old prelate – head of Vermont's statewide diocese of Burlington since 2005 – as bishop of Rochester. While Rochester under Clark had been an outlier among Northeastern dioceses in its normative embrace of a progressive post-Conciliar ecclesiology, as was universally expected, the incoming bishop comes from a rather different cloth. And much like last week's appointment of the now Bishop Leonard Blair to the archbishopric of Hartford, the choice of a fairly conservative figure with an extensive background in law and administration will be seen in some quarters as a clash with the prevailing "Francis narrative" on the wider scene."
And to boot, while Bishop Salvatore Matano was in Vermont, he celebrated the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. This will certainly send chills and disappointment down the spines of the radical feminists in Rochester, both male, female and transgendered. It will create agnst for them as they see their hope-for kindred spirit in what they thought was going to be the type of men Pope Francis would appoint to dioceses like theirs vanish. This will cause great antipathy and disillusionment as they desired a bishop stuck in the 1970's for a Church still mired and stuck in the 70's. This isn't going to go down with the progressive heterodox wing at all! God is good!
This comes on the heals of the new Archbishop of Hartford who has very strong orthodox credentials. Both bishops appointed by Pope Francis, who just this week also celebrated an Ordinary Form Mass in an extraordinary way at St. Peter's and then celebrated an almost completely Latin Mass in the Ordinary Form remembering the deceased cardinals and bishops of this past year.
I see a trend here and I am sure that those wild-eyed progressives still stuck in the 1970's spirit of Vatican II will begin to turn on our conservative Holy Father and the very orthodox men he has appointed as bishops recently. In fact, as you read in a previous post, the National Chismatic Reporter (NCR) had a triade agains the Holy Father for his appointement of Archbishop Leonard Blair to Hartford. This is a good sign folk!
Yes, the next thing you'll know Pope Francis will be talking about the very real influence of the very real devil; he'll be calling Catholics to pray the Rosary and make visits to the Most Blessed Sacrament and attend Benediction as well. He'll call the Church Holy Mother and the Bride of Christ, sure signs of the true nature of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, where the Bride of Christ is permanently wed to the Bridegroom Jesus Christ.
And on top of that, this Pope might even call all Catholics to recognize they are sinners in need of repentance and God's mercy through the Sacrament of Penance. Before you know it, he'll be talking about real temptation and real sin and real infidelity to the Magisterium and say that all of us are sinners who need to go to confession regularly after a thorough examination of conscience!
Oh, wait, Pope Francis has been doing this constantly since his election almost 8 months ago and also has been calling for fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church which is, for coloring book Catholics, the pope and the bishops in union with him, but not just the living ones, but the ones from our 2000 year tradition. He's calling for fidelity to the Deposit of Faith as he finds new ways to hand that faith on to the generations of Catholics, who through no fault of their own, were coloring book Catholics.
God is good!