Seems Cardinal Ouellet, will be new Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Settled: It's Ouellet
After the problems that stood in the way of the designation of Cardinal Pell (Sydney), the Pope seems to have settled on the Primate of Canada, Cardinal Ouellet, as new Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops - one of the most consequential of all Roman Dicasteries. Vaticanist Andrea Tornielli reports (Il Giornale):

    The change at the helm of the Congregation for Bishops has finally been decided: in the next few weeks, the name of the successor of Brescian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, [who has been] at the leadership of the "factory" of Bishops for a decade. Unless there are improbable - though always possible - last minute surprises, the choice of the Pope is settled on Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Québec.
Is this a good thing ???
(06-17-2010, 07:38 PM)RalphKramden Wrote: Is this a good thing ???

Not sure. Cardinal Ouellet just called out the entire Canadian government on abortion, so he seems to have guts. After the intense reaction he got, I'm not real sure how he's less controversial than Cardinal Pell.
The appointment of orthodox courageous and zealous bishops is the most important thing needed today.
I have been living in Quebec since 1993. I think this is sad, sad news.

In my view, and with all respect to his office, I think cardinal Ouellet is a very good man, a well-meaning man, but one who only has guts when it comes to confronting the secular world. He has not the slightest element of spine when it comes to tackling his own priests and their abuses. I will not list them, nor will I recount my conversation with him when I asked him for masses in Latin (at the time there were none and he was fine with that). He made one stand against his priests, telling them to stop collective absolutions, and he was shouted at voceiferously and in public, before the media, by a priest and by other priests. Since then, I have not heard one single word of his aimed at curbing the abuses of his priests.

He has not the guts to take on priests, let alone bishops. He is best when he is attacking secular humanists. A worthy sport, mind you, but not what he is being hired to do.
Lord help us.
I was so looking forward to seeing Cardinal Pell promoted.

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