Four Tweets this week (1 point)
Young Adult Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral this past Wednesday (3 points)
Co-signer of Letter to G8 Nations (1 point)
Letter on immigration reform & abortion expansion (1 point)
Two blog posts (2 points)
TOTAL: 8 points
Column in The Tidings “Our Priests: Our Future” (1 point)
Ordination of some new men to the Permanent Diaconate (3 points)
TOTAL: 4 points
One special letter where Bishop O’Connell clarifies the Church’s position on Freemasonry (at least 1 point, maybe 5 if it counts as El Smackdown, perhaps as a “that means you” to some unnamed people)
TOTAL: At least 13 points, maybe 17…still not enough for the win.
Next week: Playing Dolan, O’Connell & Listecki…sitting Gomez.
Playing: Dolan, O’Connell, Listecki
Cardinal Dolan (8.25 points)
Five Tweets this past week – 1.25 points (None for the links he posted in the first two Tweets, however, as they were for Sunday homilies before this week, now on iTunes)
Sunday commencement address at University of Notre Dame – 3 points
Tuesday appearance on WGDJ-AM talk show, where he lets them know of his grave differences with Gov. Cuomo – 3 points (No points for his spokesman’s “clarification” the next day)
One blog post on Monday – 1 point
Bishop O’Connell (3 points)
Saturday ordination (7 men to transitional diaconate) – 3 points
Archbishop Listecki (5 points)
“Herald of Hope” column in Catholic Herald – 1 point
“Love One Another” blog post on St. Matthias – 1 point
Saturday ordination (4 men to priesthood) – 3 points
TOTAL – 16.25 points
Another season kicks off-hope this is my brightest yet.
Playing: Dolan, Gomez, O’Connell
Three Twitter posts (.75 points)
Helped christen Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship in NYC (3 points)
Wrote preface for Annual Diocesan Compliance Audit with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (1 point)
Closely following case of NJ priest who defied order to stay away from children (Might be anywhere from 0 to 5)
I was ONE DAY short of a possible El Smackdown-the day before the season started, he stated that a bunch of LGBT activists could not enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral under penalty of arrest.
YouTube homily (1 point)
Guest columnist for Catholic News Agency’s “Bishop’s Corner” (1 point)
May 13 ordination (13 men to permanent diaconate) (3 points) (Also have the link to the homily, but didn’t count it because of rule against “double-dipping”)
(his prior team said he had a Facebook page, but I can’t find it and they never linked to it)
So we got a first week score of at LEAST 7.75…hope that’ll be enough to hold off the Croziers.
Even though I’m eliminated from playoff contention, I’ll do this anyway now.
Dedication of the San Juan Diego reliquary – 3 points
Article in The Tidings – 1 point
Article published in memory of Fond du Lac pastor killed in biking accident – 1 point
5 points – so another TIE!