Rorate Caeli

Lionheart: After several decades, a worthy bishop for the city of Saint Francis
Plus: great Carmelite news

The Pope moved today Salvatore Cordileone, former auxiliary of San Diego and up to now Bp. of Oakland, to the other side of the Bay - he is the new Archbishop of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone, who will face  the gruesome task of trying to fix one of the most problematic dioceses in all of North America, head Metropolis of a province that extends from Salt Lake City to Honolulu, has celebrated or been present at Traditional Masses several times after his consecration.


Update and comment on the new Carmelite foundation in the American West: Once a news item is made public, it is quite hard to remove this publicity, particularly for a website that is as well visited (thank you) as ours, several hours after it has been posted: it just cannot be put back in the box. So, while we remove the image and item posted here due to the request of at least two priests, we must warn them that removing it now is irrelevant, and only makes it appear as something secretive and mysterious, which it should not be. Discretion is fine, but once a news item is made public by social networks (for instance, a Facebook account), it is not proper to ask us to remove it - which, it bears repetition, we do solely due to the request by at least two respectable priests. This kind of removal will not be repeated in the future, unless in cases of true urgency, which does not seem to be the present case.

We also ask our readers who send news items regarding religious orders to please verify, before sending them to us, if the information can actually be made public. In any future event, please be warned that we will consider any information sent as fit for possible publication, unless the actual message states otherwise.