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Timotheus Dolan, Archiepiscopus Neo-Eboracensis

Several signs and sources indicate that Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of Milwaukee, was chosen by the Pope as the new Archbishop of New York.

Paolo Rodari, religious journalist for Italian daily Il Riformista, also mentions the matter today, adding the information that the options presented to the Pope had included, among others, the Archbishop of Atlanta, Wilton Gregory, and that of Newark, John Myers.

34 comments:

sacristy_rat said...

SO what's the scoop on this guy?

Anonymous said...

Dolan? UGH.

Isn't he one of those JP II neo-cons? Big on alot of bravado and show, warm and friendly but a wishy-washy. ecumenical all-inclusive distain for Catholic traditions beneath the smiling surface?

If I'm wrong, then I'm wrong.
But I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Ugh. Please take +Gregory off our hands...

-Garrett

Anonymous said...

AB Gregory, in my opinion, would be a disaster.

Paul Haley said...

Whoever is selected for this post is going to be faced with a difficult, almost herculean task, is restoring traditional catholic values in the archdiocese. Does Archbishop Dolan have the ability to confront politicians who refuse to uphold the teachings for the church on abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, same-sex marriage, etc? We shall see, I guess, if in fact, he's selected.

Joe B said...

Bishop Williamson is now available.

We wouldn't convert many Jews, but we'd sure empty the house of modernists.

What I wouldn't give to see them jumping out of the windows and running away!

Jordanes said...

Among Dolan, Myers, and Gregory, I think either Dolan and Myers would probably be good choices, all-in-all. As bishops go these days, Archbishop Dolan would perhaps make a decent Archbishop of New York. I think he was able to repair a little of the grievous damage inflicted on the Milwaukee archdiocese by Rembert Weakland --- it will take decades for Milwaukee, and the church at large, to recover from Weakland, who left his archdiocese a spiritual and liturgical wasteland.

Paul Haley said...

Please change "is" in the 2nd line of my previous post to "in". Thanks.

rev'd up said...

Dolan is at the very least a protector of sodomites. He has said that the post-Conciliar Church emphasizes the benefits of sexual relations within marriage rather than condemning vice. In other words, don't ask don't tell. He also did not expel Weakland or the other queers in the Chancery.

See Randy Engle, Rite of Sodomy p. 835.

Eugene said...

The Holy Father keeps appointing at best neo-con bishops. At least he could have appointed Bishop Bruskewitz. How can we hope for a restoration of Tradition in the long term if the same John Paul II types keep getting appointed?

Gerard said...

Wasn't he the guy who preached wearing a hat made to look like a wedge of cheese instead of a mitre for the Wisconsin football team?

Anonymous said...

Did Bp. Sambi actually submit Wilton Gregory's name? My trust level on Sambi just went down a few clicks.

Steve said...

I guess he can't say "Cheese-head" Masses anymore in New York...

http://www.archmil.org/news/dolan_cheesehead_sm2.jpg

Anonymous said...

The linked article makes no sense. A terna is three names, yet Rodari mentions five names. I question the accuracy of his "sources."

Louis E. said...

If Dolan wants to show he takes traditional teachings seriously,he could do worse than call Kate Shindle to account for her campaigning in favor of same-sex marriage while identifying herself as a conservative Catholic.She has video of her November 15th speech in the November 23rd entry of her blog http://shindleslist.blogspot.com/ and makes clear that there is no room in her worldview for the teachings of the church to which she professes to belong.

Anonymous said...

Archbishop Dolan is a wonderful, holy and truly gifted Bishop and man. Some of these posts are truly hard to understand. If he is selected, the Archdiocese of new York is fortunate indeed and so are all of the rest of us who seek to be faithful catholics in this new missionary age.

Anonymous said...

Here's a second endorsement for Rite of Sodomy - a must read for everyone. It may open up some eyes.

Why don't we just make new bishops instead of recycling the old boys club?

Anonymous said...

I think he used to be in charge of the Gregorian Seminary in Rome...

Anonymous said...

If its Dolan, all I can say is: It could be worse. That said, I wish it was someone who had more of a record of vigorous defense of truth and love of tradition. However, I will take a neo-con over a big lib.

Anonymous said...

"I think he used to be in charge of the Gregorian Seminary in Rome..."

No, he was Rector of the North American College in Rome.

Apparently, he restored a fraction of decorum at Masses there, but that's as far as he'd go. No Catholic traditions, no genuflections, no kneeling for Holy Communion, and no soutanes/coassocks for the students.

Dolan (and others) are real JP II bishops, and that is not a compliment.
I just read that in appointing Dolan to NY, the Vatican was sending a message that they were going to be "soft" in their opposition to the new Obama administration.

Well, you can't really blame Dolan for being soft in his Catholicism...after all 99% of the USA bishops are, and those all around the world.
It's the 1% of those in the USA and elsewhere that are the real Catholics....and there's a shortage of them to fill major Sees.
How about Salvatore Cordileone , Auxilary of L.A., for New York? Or maybe he's being saved to replace Mahoney in 2 years or less. : )

Anonymous said...

It would be a shocker, it Dolan actually doesn't get the prize.

I can't imagine any worse than Dolan, or the handful of other liberal or "pastoral" Bishops names mentioned.

Myers is too old. Gregory is terrible. Broglio is against Catholic tradition.

SMJ said...

NY needs a new Cardinal Spelman!

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

It could be worse, though I'd really like to see Bp. Martino from Scranton go to NY

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"Dolan? UGH.

Isn't he one of those JP II neo-cons? Big on alot of bravado and show, warm and friendly but a wishy-washy. ecumenical all-inclusive distain for Catholic traditions beneath the smiling surface?

If I'm wrong, then I'm wrong.
But I don't think so."

)(

I hope you are wrong. The reason being that if the Holy Father picked him to lead New York, then it doesn't bode well for us in Los Angeles as Mahony is set to leave in 2011 ( thank the Lord ). Only God knows whom we'll get by then.

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Jordanes said...

"Among Dolan, Myers, and Gregory, I think either Dolan and Myers would probably be good choices, all-in-all. As bishops go these days, Archbishop Dolan would perhaps make a decent Archbishop of New York. I think he was able to repair a little of the grievous damage inflicted on the Milwaukee archdiocese by Rembert Weakland... who left his archdiocese a spiritual and liturgical wasteland."

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What kind "repair" job did he do? Was Sacred Tradition and sounds teaching hacked off and thrown in the dump, or did he try to build bridges and bring some sanity back to the diocese?

--Matt

Anonymous said...

Cordileone is the auxiliary of San Diego, and he
will be replacing Brom, thank you very much....

Anonymous said...

I hoped for Chaput or Serratelli...this is not the best choice. I don't understand why the Pope doesn't refuse all this names. But the real guilty is card. Re

Anonymous said...

Cardinal re should be sacked immediatly. He just turned 75. What's the Pope waiting for.

It's taking him to long to boot the John Paul II crowd out the door.
There's Re, Kasper, and Tauran.

All three should be given their retirement papers.

In addition to Levada and Hummes, and Archbishop Renato Boccardo ( Archbishop Piero Marini's Siamese twin..they're inseperable at Papal Masses etc.)

In the field, the Pope should dump Murphy-O'Connor, Vlk, Daneels, Tettamanzi (all nearly 75 or over), and demote Schoenborn from Archbishop of Vienna, to floor sweeper or candle-stick polisher in the Vatican.

Anonymous said...

Speaking about appointments from the Vatican, does it seem strange that the Pope is meeting in private audience every week it seems with Cardinal Levada?

Maybe something's up and His Eminence will be soon given a one-way ticket back to the USA.

Anonymous said...

Not so fast. San Diego is a nothing post.

Cordileone is up for a much bigger promotion in the USA I think.

Andy K. said...

Steve and Gerard:
He donned the Cheesehead during a homily.

If that is a sin or heresy, please let me know.

OK? Thanks.

SJH said...

I was thinking that Myers is too old, but he's 67. Cardinal McCarrick, Myer's predecessor in the See of Newark, was 70 when he was appointed Archbishop of Washington.

Anonymous said...

Chaput, I'm praying, is headed for L.A. in 2012 (or whenever Mahony's tenure comes to an end).
Dolan is a joyful, orthodox prelate. I wonder whether those of you who are ready to tar and feather a successor to the apostles because he had the gall to wear a cheese-head might want to take life a little bit less seriously.
Neo-con? Well, what do you expect? I would predict that he will help vocations and be an improvement to the Church in this country. That is not such a bad deal, given the world we live in.
I would not foresee Dolan being anything but supportive of traditional Catholics--albeit, I doubt he'll be leading the charge for the TLM (but certainly not opposed), but I guess we'll see.

Anonymous said...

Arch Dolan has done some to help Catholicism in Milwaukee. He restored the sacrament of confession to 2nd grade (was being done in 5th grade) and began doing confirmations. He established an oratory for the Institute of Christ the King in a beautiful church with easy access. There is now the EF of the Mass in Sheboygan and Kenosha. He is probably the transition style leader NY will need, as Milwaukee needed after Arch Weakland.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Weakland, where is that ol' pedophile pervert these days?