Aug 8, 2005

Cardinal Mahony to teach young pilgrims

Ten U.S. bishops to give catechesis at WYD

Washington DC, Aug. 05, 2005 (CNA) - Ten U.S. bishops have been scheduled to give catechetical sessions to young pilgrims at World Youth Day in Cologne in mid-August.

They include: Cardinal Francis George of Chicago; Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles; Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, of Washington; Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee, Archbishop Stefan Soroka of Philadelphia for Ukrainians; Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo, Ohio; Bishop Blase Cupich of Rapid City, South Dakota; Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York; and Auxiliary Bishop Jaime Soto of Orange, California.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:13 PM  
Blogger Venerable Aussie said...

I believe +Roger wants to discuss a few ideas he has for renovating the Cathedral in Cologne.

I actually believe he should go to Cologne and take a few suitcases of his finest liturgical flagons and crystal lemonade pitchers with him. I've heard those German baggage handlers are very rough...

Now on a TOTALLY SEPARATE TOPIC... my prayer for those youth attending WYD is that they grow deeper in their faith, and learn how to discern the wheat from the weeds.

Now, back to +Roger... is he flying United? Or is it United But We Do Things A Little Differently Here?

4:38 PM  
Blogger Credo said...

So let's see: catechesis from Pell, Arinze or Mahony?

Decisions, decisions.

(Why do I feel like this is agame of three card monte?)

My guess is that the Cardinal will be on the receiving end of the WYD catechesis sessions.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


BTW #1: That picture of Ma-hoto is about the creepiest I've seen of anybody in my life.

BTW #2: How the blazes does Ma-hoto rate such a gig in the first place? Who's making these decisions? Pope Benedict? His subordinates? And isn't this just another indication of the College of Cardinals being a "good ol' boys" club that's more interested in protecting and promoting its own rather than in fidelity to the Gospel?

BTW #3: Given BTW #2, I'm not sure if El Catedral de Nuestra Senora, Reina de Los Angeles is a blimp hanger or the Pacific Coast regional headquarters for Enron. :(

11:44 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

I'd definitely show up at Cardinal McCarrick's gig. I'd quote from the, uh, former CDF Prefect's very specific, non-ambiguous instruction of 2004 on pro-abortion politicians receiving Holy Communion ("they must not receive") and whether it squares with his own stated opinion that he "wouldn't feel comfortable" declining Communion to, say, Ted Kennedy.

I reeeeeally hope someone asks that publically, in front of as many pilgrims as possible.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Having El Cardenal teach catechesis to young people is like

1. Listening to Homer Simpson analyze the nuances of the stock market

2. Listening to Fidel Castro praise laizze-faire economics

3. Listening to Fidel Castro, period

4. Listening to Terry Bradshaw dissect Einstein's theory of relativity

5. Watching Derek Lowe pitch

6. Watching Odalis Perez pitch

7. Watching Jason Phillips hit

8. Watching "Macbeth" with Pee Wee Herman in the title role

9. Listening to Alanis Morissette screech (I mean, sing)

10. All of the above

3:55 PM  
Blogger Non Sum Dignus said...

** Cardinal Roger Mahony; Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Bishop Blase Cupich; Bishop William Murphy; Bishop Jaime Soto **

With shepherds like these.... who needs wolves?

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woe to you blind guides!

2:51 PM  
Blogger skeetor said...

"8. Watching "Macbeth" with Pee Wee Herman in the title role"

you made coke come out of my nose with this one! LOL.

but seriously doesn't this picture look just like George W Bush?

12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


BTW, what's El Cardenal going to teach the kids at Cologne? Obfuscation and stonewalling? Becoming a media personality at the expense of your pastoral duties? What?

12:29 PM  

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