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Thank you, Archbishop John R. Quinn


John R. Quinn Obituary
Archbishop John R. Quinn

John Quinn was born in Riverside, California on March 28, 1929, one of four children born to Elizabeth Constance [Carroll] and Ralph Joseph Quinn. After completing high school, John entered the seminary for the Diocese of San Diego, from which he was sent to Rome to complete his studies, and received his degree from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Fr. Quinn was ordained to the priesthood in Rome for San Diego on July 19, 1953. He was initially assigned to serve at St. Francis de Sales Church in Riverside.

In the years that followed, he taught systematic theology at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in San Diego, and served as President of St. Francis College Seminary in San Diego. In 1964, he was appointed Provost of the University of San Diego College for Men. He soon organized the merger between the men’s and women’s colleges, leading to the creation of the University of San Diego.

On October 21, 1967, at the age of 38, Fr. Quinn was appointed auxiliary bishop of San Diego. His episcopal ordination followed on December 12, 1967. On November 30, 1971 Bishop Quinn was appointed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma City and Tulsa. On December 13, 1972, that diocese was split, and the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City was created. Early in 1973, he became Archbishop of Oklahoma City, and in 1974, was asked by Pope Paul VI to participate in the 1974 World Synod of Bishops.

Archbishop Quinn returned to his roots in California with his installation as the sixth Archbishop of San Francisco on April 26, 1977, succeeding Archbishop Joseph T. McGucken. Within the year he was elected by his brother bishops to a three-year term as President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. On January 27, 1981, Archbishop Quinn oversaw the creation of the Diocese of San Jose. Over the decades that followed, the Archbishop participated in two additional synods in Rome. He served for five years as a consultant to the Congregation for the Clergy, and in 1983, he was appointed by Pope John Paul II as Pontifical Delegate for Religious Life in the United States. As Pontifical Delegate, he was charged with bringing U.S. bishops together with men and women religious, and charged with examining the causes for the decline in vocations. In San Francisco, he focused on social justice among many other responsibilities, quietly working with Catholic Charities to address the challenges faced by the underprivileged and underserved. Together with Catholic Charities, he reached out early with support for those with HIV and AIDS.

After serving the faithful of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for 18 years, Archbishop Quinn retired on December 27, 1995. He took up an appointment as visiting fellow at Campion Hall at Oxford University, and in 1996, he delivered the Campion Hall Centennial Lecture. His lecture was written in response to Pope John Paul II’s 1995 encyclical on ecumenism, “Ut Unum Sint” [“That They May Be One”], which was also the subject of his first book, “The Reform of the Papacy: The Costly Call to Christian Unity,” published in 1999, which won a Catholic Press Award. In 2000 and 2001, the Archbishop was a member of the faculty of the University of San Diego, where he held the John R. Portman Chair of Roman Catholic Theology. He later taught at Santa Clara University and at the University of San Francisco, and was a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America.Gala2010ChapelAngelA

The Archbishop remained an intellectual giant in the wider Catholic Church, writing on many subjects including the role and authority of bishops’ conferences, the appointment and transfer of bishops, the establishment of dioceses, questions of liturgy, and matters of Catholic practice and observance – always within the framework of Catholic communion and unity.

His second book, “Ever Ancient, Ever New: New Structure of the Communion in the Church” was published in 2012. His final book “Revered and Reviled: A Re-Examination of Vatican Council I” was completed last fall and will be published in September. Archbishop Quinn contributed to many publications, including the Jesuit magazine “America,” to which he began contributing in 1968.

He gave a powerful address to the National Federation of Priests’ Council, published by the magazine on May 3, 2010. In his later years, Archbishop Quinn had become internationally known for his scholarly writing and the retreats he gave to bishops, priests and lay persons.

Last November he fell ill in Rome. After two months in hospital in Rome, he returned to San Francisco as a patient at St Mary’s Medical Center for additional intensive care treatment, and just before he died he moved to the Jewish Home of San Francisco for further rehabilitation and specialized care.


Funeral arrangements have been planned at St. Mary’s Cathedral, which Archbishop Quinn called, “…a window on the infinite, lifting the human spirit to the Infinite and Eternal Beauty which is God”


Gerrymandering 101


Pope’s Top 10 Tips – Happiness

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Rest in Peace Otto Warmbier

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Please Pray for Otto Warmbier and his family Today – pass it on

In Loving Memory- Otto Warmbier – it is a sad day.

After being imprisoned for 17 months in North Korea,

22-year-old Otto Warmbier

was returned to his home in Ohio this week.

A team of doctors at Cincinnati Medical Center spoke publicly about his condition.

It is, technically, “stable”—though that could sound misleadingly positive.
His heart is not in imminent danger of stopping, but stability does not mean
Warmbier is poised to lead a life that involves movement or communication.

Add him to your prayers, please.

The saddest news is that Otto Warmbier died. A bright flame is no longer.

Pray for his family and friends and people all over the world who cared

about Otto Warmbier.

Divorced Catholics – can they receive Communion?

photo_3447_20070927If all Divorced Catholics in the USA lined up…

Stille-Vatican-Synod-690 for Communion on various Sundays

Oh, wait!

They already do…

What will transpire at the Synod?

...Pope Francis finds himself in a daunting position. His immediate predecessors, from Paul VI to Benedict XVI, seemed to lock the church into a series of positions—on divorce, contraception, sexuality, the celibate priesthood, the ordination of women, and homosexuality—that are at radical variance with the beliefs and practices of the majority of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics…


The New Yorker

SEE:  OCTOBER 13, 2014
A Bombshell Document at the Vatican Synod

Discovered: The Typo in the Bible

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Netflix: The Keepers


After Watching THE KEEPERS you will seek out names of the pedophiles and their protectors

Netflix seven part Documentary “The Keepers” unveils a shocking scandal of heinous pedophile priests, the dozens of lives they ruined and the two unsolved murders. The gripping documentary  looks at one of Baltimore’s most vexing cold cases.  The tireless efforts of several  women who, for years have researched and continue to push for justice for thier former high school teacher, Sister Cathy Cesnick.

Is there Bishop Accountability?

SEE:   The Keepers.  The Rogues Gallery is vast and deep: politicians, priests, bishops, archbishops, and policemen. Father Maskell – the most evil of all.

Th very evil, Father Maskell fled to Ireland to hide and avoid the law when accusations came about.


Kansas City bully? Picks on Girls Scouts?

Some call him the “Kansas City Kook”

His reputation was greatly tarnished when it was discovered he was closely aligned with Archbishop Finn –  of the scandalous pedophile coverup.


He took the bait and didn’t do his homework.

Disgusted by the myth: Girl Scout Cookie Sales go to Planned Parenthood – Archbishop Joe Naumann slammed the doors on the little girls. Some say he has control issues.

Had he done his due diligence he would have discovered The Truth

Girl Scouts is such an iconic organization that it’s easy to overlook how daring an idea it was for founder Juliette Gordon Low to gather those first 18 girls in that troop in Savannah, Georgia. It was 1912, after all, and women wouldn’t earn the right to vote for another eight years.

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Bishop Robert Finn, who was convicted three years ago of failing to report suspected child abuse, has resigned, but some in the Catholic community are still angry.

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests maintains that Kansas City, KS, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, who was appointed temporary leader of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese after Finn resignation, isn’t the right choice.

SNAP members say Naumann is part of a child sex abuse cover-up that happened at the Catholic Archdiocese in KCK. They are calling for systemwide change in the Catholic church.

They held a protest at the Kansas City-St Joseph Diocese after they found out that Finn will preside over the ordinations of seven deacons next month due to a scheduling conflict for his temporary replacement.

Naumann will be leading the ordination ceremony of deacons in the KCK diocese he leads at the same time the May 23 ordinations are scheduled for the Missouri diocese.

SNAP members feel that makes Finn’s resignation uselessControl

The Red Hat Society in Rome…a reminder?

Hello! Is anyone home? Check this out

Blame it on the Boss in Roma

Only  FIFTEEN Women

Sr Mary Luke Tobin was at Vatican Two


Sister Mary Luke Tobin (May 16, 1908 – August 24, 2006) was an American Roman Catholic nun and one of only 15 women auditors invited to the Second Vatican Council, and the only American woman of the three women religious permitted to participate on the Council’s planning commissions.

One of 15 women – she commented:

The L. C. W. R. report also described the conditions contributing to the alienation of women from church and society and their consequent need of reconciliation with both groups. Let me outline briefly some of the alienating factors described in the report:

1. Patriarchy has been a prime concept for the perception and organization of reality. Patriarchy as a worldview of its very nature assumes the alienation of women. It places the male in the center of reality and makes the masculine normative.

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