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Bishop Adamec of the highly troubled Altoona-Johnestown Diocese retired in January of this year. How was it it was missed? Someone should have been popping the cork of champagne. But like the despot of a distant oriental country flooded with sand and camels tethered in the ruins of better days, his unhappy reign has passed like the report of a swinging rusty sign, deep in the rust belt somewhere between Detroit and Saginaw.

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Bishop-elect Bartchak is a highly regarded canon lawyer, considered one of the best in North America, and is known by Cardinal Burke quite well. Cardinal Burke is playing a pivotal role in vetting candidates for bishop in his role at the Congregation for Bishops. If Fr. Bartchak were heterodox, Cardinal Burke would not have approved his elevation to bishop.

Furthermore, years ago, when pro-abort PA Gov Tom Ridge spoke here in our diocese at a fund raiser for the Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, the Diocese of Erie followed up several months later with a decree banning Ridge from speaking on any diocesan properties or events. As judicial vicar for the Diocese of Erie, Fr. Bartchak would have written that decree. That decree is probably the only thing that kept Ridge from being named as a VP running mate for presidential candidates like McCain.

Finally, Fr. Bartchak has excellent pro-life credentials and served as chaplain for Project Rachel in Erie. He is known to be 100% orthodox on moral theology issues.

He has served in spiritual direction for Erie seminarians for quite some time, and the young orthodox candidates in seminary for Erie diocese are very saddened to see him go.

We don't know where he stands on liturgical issues, but from all indications so far he is orthodox and strongly pro-life. There are no indications whatsoever that he is of the mold of Bishop Trautman.

We are very hopeful here in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown about this appointment.
(04-09-2011, 06:07 PM)Kopp Wrote: [ -> ]Bishop-elect Bartchak is a highly regarded canon lawyer, considered one of the best in North America, and is known by Cardinal Burke quite well. Cardinal Burke is playing a pivotal role in vetting candidates for bishop in his role at the Congregation for Bishops. If Fr. Bartchak were heterodox, Cardinal Burke would not have approved his elevation to bishop.

Furthermore, years ago, when pro-abort PA Gov Tom Ridge spoke here in our diocese at a fund raiser for the Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, the Diocese of Erie followed up several months later with a decree banning Ridge from speaking on any diocesan properties or events. As judicial vicar for the Diocese of Erie, Fr. Bartchak would have written that decree. That decree is probably the only thing that kept Ridge from being named as a VP running mate for presidential candidates like McCain.

Finally, Fr. Bartchak has excellent pro-life credentials and served as chaplain for Project Rachel in Erie. He is known to be 100% orthodox on moral theology issues.

He has served in spiritual direction for Erie seminarians for quite some time, and the young orthodox candidates in seminary for Erie diocese are very saddened to see him go.

We don't know where he stands on liturgical issues, but from all indications so far he is orthodox and strongly pro-life. There are no indications whatsoever that he is of the mold of Bishop Trautman.

We are very hopeful here in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown about this appointment.

Kopp, whatever happened to that priest you knew in this diocese?  I cannot recall his name, but years ago when I used to lurk on AQ, you wrote about him.  The only thing I can recall at the moment is that he was turned away from traditionals by the posters on AQ. 
You don't have to mention his name, I was just wondering how he is doing as I prayed for him.
(04-09-2011, 06:29 PM)Lavalliere Wrote: [ -> ]You don't have to mention his name, I was just wondering how he is doing as I prayed for him.

He is doing well. He left the priesthood, was laicized and eventually married in the Church.
(04-09-2011, 07:47 PM)Kopp Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-09-2011, 06:29 PM)Lavalliere Wrote: [ -> ]You don't have to mention his name, I was just wondering how he is doing as I prayed for him.

He is doing well. He left the priesthood, was laicized and eventually married in the Church.

That breaks my heart.
(04-09-2011, 08:19 PM)Lavalliere Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-09-2011, 07:47 PM)Kopp Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-09-2011, 06:29 PM)Lavalliere Wrote: [ -> ]You don't have to mention his name, I was just wondering how he is doing as I prayed for him.

He is doing well. He left the priesthood, was laicized and eventually married in the Church.

That breaks my heart.
I know, but its better than the alternative. At one point I really thought he was going to jump ship and serve as a priest in the Polish National Catholic Church. At least now he's at peace and living a sacramental Catholic life.
(04-09-2011, 08:42 PM)Kopp Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-09-2011, 08:19 PM)Lavalliere Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-09-2011, 07:47 PM)Kopp Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-09-2011, 06:29 PM)Lavalliere Wrote: [ -> ]You don't have to mention his name, I was just wondering how he is doing as I prayed for him.

He is doing well. He left the priesthood, was laicized and eventually married in the Church.

That breaks my heart.
I know, but its better than the alternative. At one point I really thought he was going to jump ship and serve as a priest in the Polish National Catholic Church. At least now he's at peace and living a sacramental Catholic life.

I understand, but it breaks my heart that a priest has been lost  to the Church.