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Bishop Sheen, Meet Bishop Reed – Pope Taps CatholicTV Titan, Tribunal Chief As Boston Auxes WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - June 3, 2016 ... receive a heightened amount of focus. Accordingly, then, to crib another analogy from sports, given the reputation both enjoy at home and beyond on complementary fronts, it wouldn't seem a stretch to call these bishops-elect the church's answer to the "Splash Brothers." Yet again – for the second time in as many weeks, and more beyond – in choosing O'Connell, 51 (left), Francis has elevated another priest with campus ministry in his background, and (in a running ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/06/bishop-sheen-meet-bishop-reed-pope-taps.html
The Pope's Border Song – Francis Names Pierre As Nuncio to US WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - April 12, 2016 ... second-largest outpost since 2007 – the reported choice would mark another move by Francis to highlight the "peripheries" toward which the pontiff has ceaselessly prodded the church; Pierre's first assignment as a Nuncio was a four-year stint (1995-99) in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. In addition, two weeks after the Pope's long-desired stop at Mexico's US border – and subsequent doubling-down on the advocacy that spurred it – what ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/04/border-song-pierre-named-nuncio-to-us.html
CHECKING ON OUR DOGMAS - The Definition of SIN - III GLORIA OLIVAE - March 19, 2016 ... cannot love any body anyway we want. We have to love husband, wife, and children 'as God had loved us.' There is a command to love one's neighbor and one's enemies, like mistresses, prostitutes, gays and some bishops. Essentially, The command of Charity demands that we teach them all the commands of God and how to obey them, i.e. to evangelize them. Mistresses are commanded not to tempt husbands, Prostitutes are commanded to find another job. Gays are ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_03_01_archive.html#1403055661597805941
Nuncio Vobis? Mexico Legate Tipped for US Border Crossing WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - March 10, 2016 ... days after the topic came up here – the choice of his successor as Nuncio to the US is reportedly at hand: in a piece published earlier today on his Settimo Cielo blog, the conservative Italian vaticanista Sandro Magister said that Archbishop Christophe Pierre (above), the 70 year-old French-born legate to Mexico, is the Pope's selection for the DC posting, with an announcement said to be "imminent." A mission-chief for 20 years – and the Vatican's man in Mexico ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/03/nuncio-vobis-mexico-legate-tipped-for.html
After the "Decade," the Checchio Diocese – Pope Names NAC Chief to Metuchen WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - March 8, 2016 ... having earned both a JCD and MBA in later studies, the bishop-elect served in a host of South Jersey parishes and Chancery posts before returning to his Roman alma mater as vice-rector in 2003. Upon becoming the NAC's 22nd rector at age 39 in late 2005 – the first Italian-American to hold the post – Checchio oversaw an extraordinary period of growth and vitality for the Stateside church's most prominent formation house, increasing enrollment by some two-thirds (a spike which made ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/03/welcome-home-now-with-hat-pope-names.html