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Pope Names New Archbishop Of Hartford, Catholic Cacus
CBS Connecticut ^ | October 28, 2013 | CBS Connecticut

Posted on 10/29/2013 4:32:59 AM PDT by Biggirl

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Pope Francis has appointed an Ohio bishop to lead the Hartford Archdiocese.

The archdiocese announced the appointment of Bishop Leonard Paul Blair of Toledo, Ohio, on Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: blair; hartford
Prayers and best wishes for new Archbishop
1 posted on 10/29/2013 4:32:59 AM PDT by Biggirl
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No Catholic bashing PLEASE. Thank-you.

2 posted on 10/29/2013 4:34:12 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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Please note that this is Bishop Blair of Toledo, (thnakfully) not Bishop Blaire (D-CA) of Sacramento. Different spelling, completely different people.

Bishop Blair on the LCWR:

No 'middle ground' possible with LCWR on key issues, Bishop Blair says

There can be no "middle ground" on matters of faith and morals, the bishop who conducted the Vatican-ordered doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said in an interview that aired July 25 on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" program.

Bishop Leonard P. Blair of Toledo, Ohio, one of two U.S. bishops assisting Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle in providing "review, guidance and approval, where necessary, of the work" of LCWR, was responding to a call for dialogue by Franciscan Sister Pat Farrell, LCWR president, on the same program July 17.

"If by dialogue they mean that the doctrines of the church are negotiable and the bishops represent one position and the LCWR presents another position, and somehow we find a middle ground about basic church teaching on faith and morals, then no," he said. "I don't think that is the kind of dialogue that the Holy See would envision.

Bishop Blaire on homosexual simulation of marriage:

Bishop Blair issues statement on marriage

The Roman Catholic Church condemns violence and hatred against anyone, including homosexuals. It teaches that persons with a homosexual inclination “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2358) Good pastoral practice encourages families to accept their children, no matter what their sexual orientation, and not break relationships with them. The church believes that it is possible, by the grace of God, to live chastely, no matter what a person’s sexual inclination may be, and it looks for ways to offer hope and support for this to happen.

At the same time, however, for reasons that go far beyond the issue of homosexuality, the church continues to be at the forefront in upholding marriage as a union of one man and one woman that is marked by permanence, exclusivity, procreation and family.


Law is a teacher that is meant to inform and uphold the common good. Calling homosexual relationships “marriage” means that a romantic co-habitating partnership is sufficient. The inevitable effect is to further weaken people’s understanding and commitment to marriage, not only as permanent and exclusive, but also as procreative in a way that only opposite sexes can be.


Redefining a fundamental institution of life and society simply on the basis of feelings and sympathy for others should give us pause. The state and its laws do not create marriage, but only regulate and promote it for the sake of the human flourishing that marriage provides, as the social sciences have shown time and again. If the state can create a fiction of marriage, then what other realities and relationships will it claim the right to redefine, regulate or create, just as it is already doing with human life itself? And if society, on the basis of demonstrated values, is no longer able to refuse any claimed “right,” then what behaviors can we expect to be sanctioned in the future? What prevents these behaviors not only from being accepted, but also promoted and enforced, as equal to other behaviors? And what about the freedom — religious or otherwise — of those who cannot and will not accede to society’s “brave new world?”

3 posted on 10/29/2013 4:47:13 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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I hope this turns out excellently for the Hartford Archdiocese.

4 posted on 10/29/2013 4:47:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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This looks good for Hartford Archdiocese.

5 posted on 10/29/2013 7:02:58 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Biggirl
Another link here, from NPR:>

Naturally, all the multiplex issues in the soul, the Church, and he world, fade into insignificance next to what NPR defines as "major issues": feminism in the LCWR, and active homosexual behavior. Just two real issues in this troubled 'ol world of ours, after all!

Seriously, this bishop looks like a very good 'un. And boy, is his work cut out for him.

6 posted on 10/30/2013 7:41:18 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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