Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Guess who's Invoking Tradition These Days?

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One of the most stunning changes that I have ever seen in my life took place yesterday. No, it's not that Archbishop Tim Dolan of New York was elected President of the USCCB over the expected winner, Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson. That was indeed unexpected, but not that big a deal in an organization that young.

It's the liberals, progressives, "cafeteria-Catholics, and others wailing because "tradition" has been violated. Their candidate should have been elevated to the presidency according to tradition.

The predecessors of the USCCB were founded in 1966 to comply with a requirement of the Second Vatican Council that each country should have a national bishops' organization. Since that time, officers have been elected for three year terms, with the Vice-President "traditionally" being elected to the presidency at the next election.

It didn't happen this time and boy are they upset.

Wouldn't it be nice if these people were so committed to the 2000 year old Traditions of the Roman Catholic Church to which they say they belong?
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