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Posted on 04/06/2010 9:32:34 PM PDT by Steelfish
Pope's 'Revenge' As LA Gets Opus Dei Bishop A member of the radically-orthodox Catholic group Opus Dei has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Los Angeles.
By Simon Caldwell 06 Apr 2010
Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio takes questions from the media at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Jose Gomez has been parachuted into the archdiocese of five million to try to lure the increasingly lapsing faithful of southern California back to Church. The appointment was described as the Pope's revenge on Hollywood for filming The Da Vinci Code. Benedict XVI's choice comes after Colombia Pictures depicted Opus Dei as a secret society of murderous monks who, according to author Dan Brown, were trying to cover up the truth of Jesus's secret affair with Mary Magdelene.
The appointment will give Opus Dei enormous influence in the American Church and Vatican, and is the most senior appointment for a member of the group. It will also lead to Mexican-born Gomez, formerly the Archbishop of San Antonio, Texas, becoming the first Latin American US cardinal, a position that will give him influence in Rome and the right to vote at a papal conclave.
The choice is likely to dismay the Catholics of Hollywood, which falls within the archdiocese. The reigning archbishop, Cardinal Roger Mahony, avoided confrontation, but Archbishop Gomez is less likely to duck controversy. Opus Dei, which he joined in 1978, is seen as one of the most devout of all the Catholic groups. Some of its priests practise self-flagellation while praying to the Virgin Mary and also wear a cilice a spiked garter to help them to mortify the flesh and avoid sexual sins.
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Opie’s not gonna like this.
“The choice is likely to dismay the Catholics of Hollywood,..”
Who knew there are any Catholics in Hollywood? Are any ‘practicing?’
You can’t make this stuff up! Pass the popcorn, please!
Opie, meet Opus.
Ping. I like Pope Benedict.
The UK’s take.
LOL may Simon Caldwell twitch with anticipation of the âPope’s revengeâ And May God’s servant, ever so faithful in all humility, restore His Church to faithful fulfillment of His mission!
I think the Vatican has been working on this nomination for several long months. This one was carefully thought out. Liberal and Hollywood star-struck Mahony is out.
I think Mahony’s birthday was Saturday. No time was wasted...lol.
>>> The appointment was described as the Pope’s revenge on Hollywood for filming The Da Vinci Code.
Described by who ? Tom Hanks ? Sounds more to me like somebody is preemptively trying to poison the well.
On the other hand if the Pope’s appointments actually are more concerned about “revenge” then theology, failure is preordained.
Odd choice of terms. One can only assume that the author of the term personally disapproves of the ideology that the subject is orthodox to.
“revenge on Hollywood...”
If true, that turkey of a movie was finally useful for something.
Let me make sure I’ve got this right ... when the pope was thinking about who he should select for this position, and the criteria by which the selection should be made, foremost in his mind were Opus Dei, Hollywood, Opus Dei, Dan Brown, and, um, Opus Dei. Have I got that right?
I’m glad we’ve cleared that up - for some reason I thought the pope considered matters such as spirituality and pastoral salvation. Boy was I wrong.
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My thoughts, exactly.