Bishop Rozanski Named to Lead Springfield Diocese

Bishop Rozanski (left) will replace retiring Bishop McDonnell (right)

More changes emanating from Rome!Today Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, auxiliary bishop in Baltimore, was named by Pope Francis as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts.  Bishop Rozanski, 55, will replace Bishop Timothy McDonnell, who is retiring at the age of 76.  The announcement was made today in Washington DC by Archbishop Carlo Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.The Diocese of Springfield has a strong Polish contingent who will certainly appreciate B … [Read more...]

The Bishops’ Love Affair With Raising the Minimum Wage

My fellow Patheos blogger Will Duquette has a great essay on his blog about the USCCB's efforts on behalf of raising the minimum wage.  In A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats--Or Does It?, Will argues against using the Big Hammer to fix social problems--attempting to fix "the system" rather than helping individuals.I couldn't agree more.  In fact, I wrote about the same thing--and reached the same conclusions--last January when the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to the chairs and … [Read more...]

The March For Marriage: You Could Go, Y’Know….

March for Marriage

Nancy Pelosi’s attack has backfired!The left-wing Congresswoman from California sent her Archbishop a letter, pressuring him not to attend the upcoming March for Marriage in Washington DC this Thursday.  (I published the archbishop's clear and effective response here.)But CatholicVote, which is one of the organizers of the March, reports that CV members have rallied and are now sponsoring "Pelosi buses" to transport people to the March.  They are encouraging concerned Catholics to make a … [Read more...]


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