Skip to comments.Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop for the RC Diocese of Rochester
Posted on 11/06/2013 8:18:47 AM PST by NYer
● NOMINA DEL VESCOVO DI ROCHESTER (U.S.A.)
Il Papa ha nominato Vescovo di Rochester (U.S.A.) S.E. Mons. Salvatore Ronald Matano, finora Vescovo di Burlington (U.S.A.).
S.E. Mons. Salvatore Ronald Matano
S.E. Mons. Salvatore Ronald Matano è nato il 15 settembre 1946 a Providence (Rhode Island). Ha frequentato la scuola elementare di "Saint Ann" e la secondaria presso la "LaSalle Academy" a Providence. Nel 1964 è entrato nel Seminario "Our Lady of Providence". Alunno del "Pontifical North American College", ha proseguito gli studi di Teologia alla Pontificia Università Gregoriana a Roma (1967-1972), conseguendovi successivamente il Dottorato in Diritto Canonico (1983).
È stato ordinato sacerdote, per la diocesi di Providence, il 17 dicembre 1971 nella Basilica Vaticana.
Dopo l’ordinazione ha insegnato nella scuola secondaria "Our Lady of Providence Seminary" (1972-1977) ed è stato Vice-parroco dell’"Our Lady of Grace Parish" a Johnston (1972-1973). È stato Direttore dell’Ufficio del personale per i Sacerdoti (1977-1980) e Assistente Cancelliere della diocesi di Providence (1978). Dopo aver conseguito il Dottorato in Diritto Canonico, è stato Vicario per l’Amministrazione e Co-Cancelliere della diocesi (1983-1991). Ha lavorato presso la Nunziatura Apostolica di Washington (1991-1992) ed è diventato poi Vicario Generale e Moderatore della Curia di Providence (1992-1997). È stato Parroco della "Saint Sebastian Parish" a Providence e contemporaneamente Professore presso il "Providence College of the Dominican Fathers" (1997-2000). È tornato al servizio della Nunziatura Apostolica a Washington come Collaboratore locale (2000-2005).
Nominato Vescovo Coadiutore della diocesi di Burlington il 3 marzo 2005, ha ricevuto la consacrazione episcopale il 19 aprile successivo. Ha assunto in pieno il governo della diocesi il 9 novembre 2005.
In seno alla Conferenza Episcopale è Membro del "Committee on Doctrine".
As soon as the US picks up on this announcement, will post additional information.
Rocco has a tweet indicating installation on Jan. 3rd. http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.ca/2013
God help him! He has a long road ahead of him. Cleanup will take decades.
Yes. He’s mature and experienced. I’m hoping for the best.
“”The Holy Father appointed Bishop of Rochester (USA) SE Archbishop Salvatore Ronald Matano, until now Bishop of Burlington(USA).
His Excellency Mr Archbishop Salvatore Ronald Matano
His Excellency Mr Archbishop Salvatore Ronald Matano was born September 15, 1946 in Providence (Rhode Island). He attended elementary school “Saint Ann” and secondary at the “LaSalle Academy” in Providence . In 1964 he entered the seminary “Our Lady of Providence.” Student of the “Pontifical North American College ,” he continued his theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1967-1972), obtained later a Doctorate in Canon Law (1983).
He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Providence, Dec. 17, 1971 in the Vatican Basilica .
After his ordination, he taught in secondary school “Our Lady of Providence Seminary” (1972-1977) and was vice-rector of “Our Lady of Grace Parish” in Johnston (1972-1973). He was Director of the Office staff for Priests (1977-1980) and Assistant Chancellor of the Diocese of Providence ( 1978). After earning his doctorate in canon law, he was Vicar for Administration and Co-Chancellor of the diocese (1983-1991). He worked at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington (1991-1992) and then became Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of Providence (1992-1997). He was Pastor of the “Saint Sebastian Parish” in Providence and at the same time Professor at the “Providence College of the Dominican Fathers” (1997-2000). He returned to the service of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington as local collaborator (2000-2005).
Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Burlington 3 March 2005, received his episcopal consecration on April 19 next. He took over full governance of the diocese November 9, 2005.
In the Episcopal Conference is a member of the “Committee on Doctrine.””
Translation please. I flunked Latin in high school, when I took it 42 years ago.
I just read the info on Rocco’s blog, and he looks like just the guy. Brilliant, no nonsense, and with experience in clean-up and restructuring. Congratulations!
Thank you for the translation.
Going from over 400 diocesan priests to under 200 (and most of them are probably long in the tooth) is no mean achievement—as well as having the Catholic population shrink while the overall population grew. However, in fairness, as I understand it there were already some severe problems in place and he started off better than he finished. (I hear that his very first act after ordination was visiting the seminary, and the very first thing he did there was have them put the veil back over the tabernacle.)
I don't know, rumor is that he sacved the place from total collapse. Like Mt Rushmore had been undermined, acid-drinched and partly dynamited already, but he managed to save 2 of the 4 presidents.
No—the stats are what Clark has done in Rochester from 1980 through 2011. If he is good with dealing with disasters, he is going to the right place.
Time to offer up prayers for him and the diocese. There are many fine people there in need of good leadership.