Friday, August 28, 2009

Bishop Martino to retire for health reasons

This is a great loss for Scranton. I'll bet Senator Casey is vastly relieved; he thinks that there will be no more Bishop to hold his feet to the fire about abortion, however, not so fast; Cardinal Rigali will be incharge of the diocese until a replacement is named. Meanwhile let's pray for a miraculous healing for Bishop Martino; he is sorely needed in our Church.
Bishop Matino was a brave, decisive shepherd who was uncompromising defender of life issues. We will all miss him.
"I'm very saddened by this news and urge readers to pray for his health. Bishop Martino is a real firebrand who has been passionately defending the principles of our Catholic faith in his diocese, as previous AmP posts detail."

Read the entire story at American Papist.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to share with you what is happening hear in the Diocese of Scranton and why Bishop Martino grew ill. He has meet with hateful opposition at each reform. Many Catholics were outraged when he addressed Misericordia University. They have been more so because he is closing parishes and schools. Our own priest, I'm sad to say, encouraged parishioners to write the Bishop when we were faced with consolidation. It is really messy in the Diocese of Scranton. In fact, an overwhelming majority of Catholics in our parish are glad he is gone. I am heartbroken. Please pray for all of us.