So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bishop-Elect Robert Barron

Fr. Fulton J. Sheen Robert E. Barron has been named an auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles!

Visit the Word on Fire website for additional information.

The announcement in Los Angeles was live streamed:
Bishop-elect Barron has commented:
The late Francis Cardinal George—the spiritual grandfather of Word on Fire—was a mentor and friend to me. The mission closest to his heart was the evangelization of the culture, bringing Christ to the arenas of media, politics, law, education, the arts, etc. I can’t think of a more exciting field for this sort of work than Los Angeles, which is certainly one of the great cultural centers of our time. 
Many might be wondering what this means for the important work of Word on Fire. The short answer is that it will certainly continue! Through the ministrations of Fr. Steve Grunow and his extremely gifted staff, we will keep bringing you my regular articles, sermons, videos, and media resources.
Also named (CNA):
Msgr. David O'Connell and Msgr. Joseph Brennan, both already based in Los Angeles.
Native of County Cork, Ireland, bishop-elect O'Connell, ordained 1979, has worked to end inner-city violence in L.A., and is a member of the archdiocese's pastoral committee on immigration.
“The greatest joy of my life is being a pastor,” said the Irish-born bishop. “I think our parishes and schools are powerful instruments of transformation of people's lives and of neighborhoods. I hope that as an auxiliary bishop I can continue to be a good pastor for the people.”
Bishop-elect Brennan, ordained in 1980, has been serving as Moderator of the Curia for the L.A. archdiocese.
Update: word on the street.

The Loggia Whisperer himself has documented that one of the bishops-elect, Msgr. O'Connell, is on record for supporting un-Catholic causes:
Hailed as an exemplar of the priesthood in a 2002 LATimes profile as the clergy sex-abuse crisis made national headlines, the candid cleric likewise made a wave of a different sort in the piece with an indirectly cited statement that "women should be ordained and clergy should be able to marry."—Whispers in the Loggia/Palmo.

1 comment:

  1. He lost me when said that Hell may be empty and that Adam wasn't a real person.


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