Category Archives: Cupich

Mahound’s Paradise: Lesbian Activist Who Urged Cupich to Take “Swift Action” Against Fr. Paul Kalchik Elected Mayor of Chicago

This gives one pause.

Very well argued, especially as to voting for the candidate regardless of sexual orientation. Also about Lightfoot as one who jumped in on the Fr. Kalchik story to pressure Cupich and therefore qualifies as “lesbian activist.” We can only hope that as mayor she stays away from that stuff from here on. That would be very bad indeed.

But the first argument prevails here too. The writer ignores orientation in favor of policy — as in the case of the British pol who’s a Brexit fan. But he does not ignore activism in favor of policy — what Lightfoot promises as reasonably good governance of the metropolis.

I think he should. It’s like not being distracted by Trump’s personal history as exposed by political enemies or how he talks about his enemies and threats to the country, but rather concentrating on his policies.

Rule is, you always pick the better of two candidates or the less bad and rarely have the perfect one. And Lightfoot is looking rather good at this point.

Blase Scores “Hat Trick” – Pope Taps 3 Auxiliaries for Chicago

Cardinal Cupich consolidates for some big pushing on a national scale.

In the works for quite some time from his seat on the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Blase Cupich’s much-anticipated backup has arrived – at Roman Noon, the Pope named three auxiliary bishops for the 2.4 million-member archdiocese of Chicago: Fathers Ron Hicks, 50, the vicar-general; Mark Batosic, 56, until now chaplain of the Cook County Jail; and Robert Casey, 50, until now pastor of the city’s St Bede Parish.

Young, vigorous, accomplished, eminently appointable.

Cupich’s first batch of deputies since his arrival in late 2014, the bishops-elect were all classmates at Mundelein and ordained priests together by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin in 1994. With the triple nod, the number of Stateside auxiliaries added to the bench within the last two years now stands at 25.

Preparing the way for winning the next national bishops’ meeting vote for head man. And for proliferation of future bishops in charge of whole diocese.

Francis’ man in Chicago and the U.S. gains a lot here.

via Whispers in the Loggia

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