Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bishop Cordileone, The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown
Of course, the gutless made their move before his installation (May 5th)

Less than a month ago, I posted how the incoming Bishop of the Quasi-Catholic Diocese of Oakland, California was going to certainly have his hands full of that bunch of fruits and nuts.

I went as far as predict: Bishop Cordileone can count on many of his own priests to hate him, undermine him, and back stab him at every turn.

You don't have to be a Nostradumbass to figure out how he'll be received.
Hoo-boy! It didn't take long for the ageing hippies and neo-pagans to launch a pre-emptive strike against the bishop.

Since the announcement of His Excellency's assignment to to Oakland, there have been five different diocesan approved retreats scheduled. And of course, all these were crammed into the diocesan schedule BEFORE Bishop Cordileone takes charge.

Anyhow, here are some of the "retreats" being offered; (Emphasis mine) “Stress Relief and Coaching for Your Career in These Troubling Times” presented by Sr. Peggy Dwyer, CSJ, MFT and John Prindle, MA.

“Opening to the Creative Power of God Using the Labyrinth” presented by Jane and Craig Wirth, experienced labyrinth facilitators.

“Spiritual Spa Day for Women” presented by Chiara’s Lantern members Rena Grant, Kathy Miranda, and Nancy Burchett.

“Sacred Healing Retreat Weekend” from April 24 through April 26. “This weekend retreat will look at the message of Jesus: ‘The Kingdom of God is within you’ as
we experience the integration of Eastern and Western healing traditions,” says the diocesan bulletin. “Sister Joan Prohaska, OP, who has led many Sacred Healing prayer days, will facilitate this weekend retreat.”

“A Time to Mourn.” The retreat is described this way: “If you have experienced a loss -- of a loved one, a relationship, a job, a friend -- this retreat might allow you some gentle time and space to be supported in your grieving and will offer some skills to help you learn how to move forward in your life. Carol Kaplan, MFT, will lead this retreat weekend.”
This is an unmistakable and very clear message that's been sent to Bp Cordileone. This many "retreats" sandwiched between the announcement of assignment and the actual installation is no accident or simple coincidence.

Let's be honest, gang... Bishop Cordileone has just been told to go screw himself.

Oh, by the way... did I mention that the Interim Administrator for the Oakland Diocese once allowed homosexual marriages and built a church without a crucifix or tabernacle?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'know, every time I get nostalgic for my home state of CA and think about moving back there, I remind myself that this is the sort of thing I'd have to put up with and that I'd probably have to drive WAY out of my way to find an orthodox, truly Catholic parish. Thank you, God, for bringing me to my "new" home state of VA. I don't think I would've converted to Catholicism if I hadn't seen a proper example of what it means to be Catholic.

6:40 AM  
Blogger Old Bob said...

Some of us Minnesotans were calling CA the land of fruits and nuts as far back as 40 years ago. By the way, how do I list on my blog that I follow yours?

2:10 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Yep yeps, that's California alright...I'm trying to get out of here as quick as possible.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I'm not really sure. Possibly go to your dashboard... that should have step-by-step directions.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Bishop Cordileone definitely has his work cut out for him. & it going to be a long haul to clean up this version of the Aegean Stables. But, I think he has it in him.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Please remember that there are some of us who HAVE to live here and who are also truly orthodox Catholics. We deplore what is going on, pray daily, hold rosary prayer groups, etc. Bishop-elect Cordileone is an answer to our prayers. Please, as brothers and sisters in Christ, pray diligently for HIM and for US. We are doing God's work here in this diocese, but it is obviously difficult, and in essence a mission field. Do not abandon us.

9:44 AM  

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