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Friday, June 25, 2010

Renown Heretic Announces His Favorite Bishops

(Wikipedia) - Richard Peter McBrien (born 1936) is the Crowley-O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is a dissident priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford and the author of several controversial books and articles discussing Catholicism. He is most well known for his authorship of Catholicism, a book which received criticism from the U.S. Catholic bishops for advocating heresy and dissent from Catholic teaching....

read more here
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Naturally any list of favorite bishops from this man should raise some eyebrows, and it should cause us to look deeper into who is on this list and why. Of particular interest to me are those from Missouri, but you can read the full list on the National Catholic Register...
  • John Leibrecht, Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1984-2008
  • Charles Helmsing, Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., 1962-77
  • John J. Sullivan, Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., 1977-93
  • Raymond Boland, Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., 1993-2005
read full list here
Of the three bishops listed from the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, McBrien writes: "whose good work the incumbent has done so much to undo." That "current incumbent" is none other than Bishop Robert Finn, whose work I deeply admire. Those of us in Missouri can only hope the current incumbent of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Bishop James V. Johnston, will someday find himself the target of similar criticism from McBrien, as it would appear to be a badge of honor.