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The U.S. bishops voted today on the chairmen for six committees. The results only became available late this afternoon, so we will let you know at the end of this next report. In the meantime, Church Militant’s William Mahoney has more on the nominees.
Metuchen’s bishop James Checchio faces Seattle’s archbishop Paul Etienne for the Committee on Budget and Finance. Checchio began his Church career as rector of the North American College (NAC) seminary in Rome, where he promoted to the priesthood men like Michael Cassabon, who left the priesthood for a so-called same-sex marriage; Gregory Rannazzisi, a Rockville Centre priest who was Cassabon’s “best man.”
In Metuchen, Checchio gives his blessing to a pro-LGBT group and brushes off concerned Catholics while inviting dissident Jesuit James Martin to the bishop’s residence. Etienne has tried to stop Catholics from kneeling for Holy Communion, tried to end public Mass at one parish for those who refused to wear masks and, apparently, instructed his priests not to write exemption letters for the experimental jab.
Lansing bishop Earl Boyea faces Abp. Samuel Aquila for the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. Boyea, originally from the Detroit archdiocese, is reportedly sympathetic to the homosexual network and a protector of predators. In July 2020, Boyea did defend the rights of communicants to receive on the tongue.
Aquila is considered by most to be orthodox, denouncing Catholics who vote Democrat as selling out Christ. Bishop Steven Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate, based in Houston, faces St. Louis archbishop Mitchell Rozanski for the Committee on Divine Worship.
Lopes denounced the U.S. bishops last year for not doing anything about homosexual predator Theodore McCarrick. Rozanski went from bishop of Springfield to bishop of St. Louis in 2020, where protestors gathered at the cathedral to warn locals. They explained Rozanski’s Springfield legacy is one of lies, cover-up and abuse — even including a murdered teenage boy.
Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, Borys Gudziak faces Bp. Thomas Paprocki for the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.
In the summer of 2020, Gudziak held a service for Wuhan-virus survivors and victims of racism, adding, “Let us pray for George Floyd and others like him who died as a result of injustice.” Paprocki denies Holy Communion to Democrat senator Dick Durbin for the fake Catholic’s stance on abortion and other topics at odds with immutable Church teaching.
Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Robert Barron faces Dallas bishop Edward Burns for the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. Barron speculates Hell could be empty, despite Our Lord’s clear words to the contrary, and told a Jewish commentator Jesus is just the “privileged” way to salvation, again contradicting Our Lord’s words.
Burns panders to the Left, having held an anniversary remembrance Mass for George Floyd while remaining silent on abortion, homosexuality and other topics where Church teaching is clear.
El Paso bishop Mark Seitz faces Miami archbishop Thomas Wenski for the Committee on Migration. Seitz is a peddler of open borders and climate change, as well as a supporter of the Marxist organization Black Lives Matter. In 2016, Wenski condemned whistleblowers for bad behavior while exonerating a suspected homosexual priest. He’s also a peddler of the Left’s climate change narrative.
In most of these contests, the outcome will be virtually the same regardless of the winner. Faithful Catholics will be subjected to business as usual with the U.S. bishops.