Friday, May 13, 2005

For the Record

Some housekeeping: Of course, the policy in place is that anything learned here which is used in media reports must be credited to the author -- who is anything but anonymous. Comes in handy on days like these....

It's whirring in the bunker -- seven hours since the champagne already? Wow.

Between interviews, here's something to chew on: the Levada appointment's play in the news cycle has been drowned out by B16's move to expedite John Paul's inevitable canonization. Could the timing have been a sop to angry heterodox cons whose fury over the CDF post has opened them up to accusations of lip-service loyalty to their man Ratzi? It's possible.... Now that's saucy.

I'm told that Amy's Open Book is closed to more Levada flaming from the masses. Ouch. Cons, give the man a little respect right now. We'll all be the better for it.



Blogger Laura Gonzalez said...

LOL! I'm sure they're all going to be praying, PRAYING that B16 will restore balance to the universe by appointing Fressio as the new archbishop of SF. Hah, they'll smirk, who's laughing now?

However, I highly doubt that will happen. The new archbishop would most likely be someone who is already a bishop, probably in charge of a diocese, not one who is an auxiliary. I can't see them placing into an Archdiocese a new bishop.

I'm sure my own Bishop Walsh would love to have the job.

Laura Gonzalez

13/5/05 13:51  
Blogger Laura Gonzalez said...

BTW, discussions of Levada are back up at Open Book. I guess she couldn't hold back the tide. Hah.

Laura Gonzalez

13/5/05 14:25  
Blogger Matthew Lickona said...

I don't know a great deal about Levada, and I don't really have a dog in this fight. I do think that people should be able to question this or that action on the part of a bishop without being labeled Conservative as opposed to Orthodox. If a bishop went so far as to preach a heresy, to take an extreme example, orthodoxy would demand correction, no?
But here's my question - if it had been Burke at the CDF, would you be toasting and asking people to give the man some respect? Or would you be inclined to voice some of your concerns about the man? It's an honest question - meaning, I'm not assuming the answer.

13/5/05 15:22  

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