Umm, no...having personally experienced this Bishop (I lived in Spokane, though I went to the Byzantine Church)...this appointment is as bad as the doom and gloomers say it is. Orthodoxy was persecuted in his former diocese....
Any specifics from your experience? I have a hard time getting past his ban on priests defending the little ones in the womb. That seems scandal enough.
I agree with Joe. Cupich came to the Diocese of Baker at the invitation of then-Apostolic Administrator Bp Skylstad (who preceded Cupich in Spokane) to give some training prior to the implementation of the new GIRM. It was standard liberal guitar-playing fare. I also watched Cupich's episcopal ordination...ugh. Granted, the ordinand doesn't always have a lot to say about how that is all orchestrated, but it does say something. Cupich's appointment is bad news for Catholic identity and tradition, and I fear the Diocese of Spokane will get someone who is just as bad as a replacement for Cupich.
No surprise, Cupich is a clone of Pope Francis. This is no surprise as Pope Francis dislikes orthodoxy.
Orthodox priests had to handle 3-4 parishes at a time or were placed in ecclesiastical Siberia.Yes, the ban (and it was a ban) until public relations got in the way happened before my arrival there, but it was still in effect when I did get there. While I was able to receive kneeling from him, the look I received was rather interesting.
Oh Boy!! This is my Diocese....I am in for a real....ride on the persecution train, I fear. They say he's also a clone of Cdnl. Bernadin....and his reign was a disaster for Chicago, not to mention the Country as a whole.'Pastoral' seems to be the new buzz word. You can throw Dogma out the window I suppose. Without any 'bans' on anything, this will give progressive Priests the green light in and of itself. I read also that in Spokane (for a time) he also put a 'ban' on Eucharistic Adoration.....across the Diocese. Now someone tell me.....why would one do that? The only reason I can think of is that he doesn't believe in the Real Presence. I guess as far as the 'unorthodox' clerics view the Blessed Sacrament, it is only a 'meal'. Hmm....kind of like the Protestant Denominations. Lord Jesus Have Mercy, and PLEASE...come soon!
Pray for Chicago Catholics that damage he does is minimal before his "promotion" within the hierarchy.I have lived through the regime and it is permeated with half-truths and lies. He persecuted those that outwardly disagree.
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