Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Another Poor Appointment for the USA: Media Celebrity to be Auxiliary of Los Angeles
Edit: poor Los Angeles, what have you done to deserve this?
It was reported at 12 noon, that the Rector of Mundelein Seminary, Father Robert Barron, is to be appointed the Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, California. Barron may not believe anyone's in Hell, but it's certain as Whispers in the Loggia suggests, that his appointment seems calculated to bank on his substantial media presence. Maybe now that Barron's an Auxiliary in Los Angeles, even fewer of its substantial Catholic population will be going to confession to avoid it?
This appointment is another evil portent of the growing the problems with this papacy and the American Church in general, but it also underscores the continuing nadir of the once promising EWTN and Catholic media in general.
Some have even long been hailing Barron as another Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
Perhaps it's payback for some enthusiastic and uncritical praise for the Socialism in Laudatio Si?
Bishop Sheen on Hell:
The comparison is ridiculous.