Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Richmond's Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo Cleans House

"...Bishop DiLorenzo has come from the diocese of Hawaii with a strong record of orthodoxy. When he first receiving the news of his transfer DiLorenzo said, "There is no agenda the pope set for me, other than the generic one of: Go make it happen," he said. What "it" was to be has quickly manifested itself.

The bishop has appointed Rev. Russell E. Smith, to the office of Diocesan Theologian which has a mandate to screen potential speakers at parishes and Catholic organizations. The post has remained unfilled since 1998. Smith said that cases would be judged according to standards of Catholic orthodoxy. "Orthodoxy is right teaching. Anything contrary to Catholic teaching will not fly. Don't expect anything about women's ordination in this diocese," he said.


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