The Wheeling diocesan home of former Catholic bishop Michael J. Bransfield has been sold for $1.2 million! But.........
The new Bishop of Wheeling/Charleston, w. Virginia has inherited an apocalyptic spirit of Vatican II mess caused by the former bishop, one corrupt dude.
I won’t go into his active homosexuality, exorbitant spending that would make a Saudi prince blush or the fact he is a part of the lavender mafia that Fr. Andrew Greeley excoriated decades ago in Chicago and this gay mafia who have caused such narcissistic havoc on the Church and in the highest places from the likes of Mr. McCarrick.
But I like what Bishop Mark Brennan recently wrote about his predecessor and only wish Pope Francis would write the same about Mr. McCarrick. After all, isn’t the greatest social work of the Church the salvation of damned souls?
“It is my intention in the coming days to define the terms of Bishop Bransfield’s required restitution for the harm he caused and the Church resources he squandered,” Brennan said in the letter. “It is my hope that the former bishop will see this as an opportunity to acknowledge his offenses and to truly make amends to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the good people across the state who have been so deeply affected by this scandal.”