Blame it on the Boss in Roma

Bully pulpit takes on a new meaning

Levada leaves Rome to retire in California – will Portland catch up with him?


Before packing his bags,  one of the Levada’s last assignments was to meet with the LCWR

From Whispers in the Loggia:

On June 12, LCWR president Sister Pat Farrell, OSF and executive director Sister Janet Mock, CSJ, met with Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), and Archbishop Peter Sartain.

The meeting had been requested by the LCWR to address what the conference considered deficiencies in the process and the results of the doctrinal assessment of the organization released by the CDF in April.

The Guardian says, He is the American cardinal who marched in San Francisco protesting against gay marriage and was accused of turning a blind eye to pedophile priests before he took over the Vatican‘s doctrinal office, the modern version of the Inquisition.


To set the sisters straight, Levada plans to send an archbishop to rewrite the group’s statute and institute re-education programs to combat heterodox thinking.

The reaction from Farrell, the group’s president, was swift, denouncing the Vatican move as causing “pain and scandal”. “We’re all hurt by this,” she told the National Catholic Reporter.

Arrivederci, Roma!

Levada will have his aide  pack his bags, book his airline ticket, drive him to the airport and Ciao, baby!

His new address: the elegant Archbishop’s House

at  St Patricks’s  Seminary.

H will be bunking with Archbishop George Niederauer, 76, who retired after serving as archbishop of San Francisco since December 2005.

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