Hat tip to Diane at the "Te Deum Ladamus" Blog.
Bishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone named Bishop of Oakland.
The Pope has named San Diego auxiliary bishop, Salvatore Joseph Cordileone to the Oakland, California diocese which recently became vacant when Archbishop Allen Vigneron was installed in Detroit a few months back.
The 52 year old has been an auxiliary bishop since 2002 for San Diego.
Diane opines that:
He is a canonist who worked in the curia at the Apostolic Signatura which is friend, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke now heads.
He is vocally pro-life, pro-family, and pro-marriage (in the Catholic sense)
He is strongly supportive of the traditional Latin Mass, celebrating the Requiem in EF for a priest who died in the diocese.
"Lion Heart" Meets "Space Egg" (Whispers in the Loggia)
Regrettably, he does not arrive in time to deal with the millions, tens of millions, hundreds on millions - specifically the $190,000,000.00 spent on the new Cathedral of Christ the Light by Archbishop Vigneron.
Archbishop Vigneron's predecessor, Bishop Cummins (who was Bishop of Oakland from 1977-2003) said the $8 million it would cost to seismically retrofit old St. Frances De Sales Cathedral was too much... Here it is pictured in 1965 after it was "gutted" for the new liturgy.
Here it is in 1980...
While swaddled in neo-modernist claptrap, it's Gothic bones could not be hid.
What Mahoney did to old St. Vibiana, Cummins did to old St. Frances de Sales - albeit with the help of an earthquake.
Noetheless - good luck to the new Bishop of Oakland - Salvatore Joseph Cordileone.