Friday, October 11, 2013

New Auxiliary for the Embattled Archdiocese of St. Paul


Edit: the new Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul, Minnesota will be young, and even on the conservative side, he will certainly not be hostile to tradition, if not openly friendly and encouraging Sources say that the new Auxiliary Bishop will be Father Andrew Cozzens.  He's a very nice man and not to be confused with the heterodox apostle of the CTA, Father Donald Cozzens.

Bishop Cozzens was given the task of explaining Indulgences to the Catholics of the Archdiocese.

Photograph stolen from the "Catholic" Spirit.

These things are important because it is felt here that the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul are a test market for the direction of the American Church.  It was, incidentally, one of the first places in the world that had the Protestant innovation of Mass said the wrong way at the Parish of St. Helena in Minneapolis back in the 30s.  It is also not far from St. Paul that one of the most pernicious institutions in the Church still hosts a collection of Liturgical tinkerers in "Benedictine" Collegeville.

The CTA types will definitely complain about this appointment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And the new bishop of the St. Cloud diocese has yet to respond to a letter I wrote him the day he became the bishop designate. In that letter, I alerted him to the fact that in central Minnesota we have two monasteries that are out of control, that St. John's Abbey houses 23 sex offenders (with new allegations and perpetrators revealed on a yearly basis, and that the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University are completely giving in to the darkly secular culture. Bishop Kettler needs to reign in these universities, (or prevent them from promoting themselves as Catholic), and call on the Vatican for an apostolic visitation, especially for the monks of St. John's Abbey. In central Minnesota, Catholics have had enough of their dissent from Church teaching and sexual misconduct.