Mighty Mitres Week 11

I’m not sure who I’m pitted against, but I’m quite sure it doesn’t make any difference.

Well, okay then.  Great week!  Is it possible to lose points??


Bishop Cordileone was picked up and charged with DUI on Saturday.  Seriously!  I. could. not. make. this. up!

I’m actually laughing out loud as I report this.  Oh sure, I guess I could have him sit out the week, but it’s just too rich not to share.

Moving on now.

I think all the rest of my bishops are shopping for wine – or something.  They don’t tweet, blog, Facebook,  or apparently do much of anything.  I’m starting to hate them all.

I need counseling…


Mighty Mitres – Week 5

vs  Zealous Zucchettos

Bishop Nienstedt:


Bishop Cary:

  CentennialCelebration at St. Patrick’s in Lakeview, OR , July 13, 2012:  Parish Dinner with Bishop Liam Cary, former Priests
and Parishioners begins with a special centennial 5:00 pm Mass

On Sunday he will be doing confirmations (same link)

Bishop Vasa:

Quoted in Seattle Newspaper article:

“As chief shepherd of the Church of Eastern Oregon, I need an assurance that those who serve in official capacities hold interior dispositions consistent with Church teachings,” the Most Rev. Robert Vasa, then-Bishop of the Baker diocese, wrote.

Vasa, a canon lawyer, has now taken a new posting as Bishop of Santa Rosa, Calif.  (Outspoken orthodox bishops have recently been named to the dioceses of Baltimore and Philadelphia — where they are likely soon to be cardinals — and Denver.)

Does a comment on an article count??  (We’re digging deep here. heh)

If so – from National Catholic Distorter:

“Countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and Germany are among those with the most comprehensive and binding guidelines or norms, but in many cases, those norms came only in the wake of revelations in the media of abuse, the cardinal said.”

Pray tell me in what manner are the US norms “binding” upon Bps Bruskewitz and Vasa? In the case of Vasa, he was promoted from the Baker Diocese to the much larger Santa Rosa Diocese despite his refusal to carry out all of the norms and his refusal to have any portion of the norms audited in the Baker Diocese.

Mighty Mitres – Week 4

Mighty Mitres vs Almighty Acolytes

I think I forgot to list my bishops last week.  Oooops.

Better late than never:




Nienstedt sitting out.

This week:

Bishop Vasa

A really nice letter to the editor about Bishop Vasa in the Press Democrat:

[…]I have been a parishioner and musician at St. Joseph Church in Cotati for more than 16 years. It is so refreshing to finally have in Robert Vasa a bishop who stresses the importance of teaching the truth about the Catholic faith and our need to grow closer to God. I couldn’t be happier with his orthodox views and his unswerving commitment to saving as many unborn children as possible from the cruelty and madness of abortion.

Bishop Cary


Bishop Cordileone

CNA:  Calif. bishop says ‘gay marriage’ unjust to children

Washington D.C., Jul 3, 2012 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The legalization of “gay marriage” in America, even on a civil level, is unjust to children and poses a threat to religious liberty, warned Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif.

Courageous Priest:  quoted from aforementioned article

Next weeks bishops:





I can’t get the schedule to open so I’m not sure who I’m pitted against.


Mighty Mitres – Week 3

Archbishop Nienstedt:

Not sure if this even counts:

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A St. Paul priest has been dismissed from his parish after allegations that he engaged in misconduct involving a minor.

According to Jim Accurso, media and external relations manager for the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese, Reverend Curtis Wehmeyer was removed by Archbishop John Nienstedt after learning of allegations of misconduct. Wehmeyer was the pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish in east St. Paul.

StarTrib:  Article on the marriage amendment in Minnesota

Twin Cities Roman Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt warned clergy members there should be no “open dissension” of the church’s backing of the amendment.

Bishop Liam Cary:

Philothea on Phire reports on Bishop Cary’s first Mass at the Cathedral since being made  a bishop.  As part of his homily he brought up the HHS mandate.

Bishop Cary went on to say that religious liberty is currently at stake. The HHS mandate “requires Catholics to ignore the teaching of the Church,” he said. “The Church must publicly go against its own teaching and surrender to the moral decisions of the State.
“The government bureaucracy – the HHS – tells us who we are and can be as Catholics,” he added, “by their definition of  ‘religious institution’.  We cease to be Catholics if we employ or serve more non-Catholics than Catholics.
“We used to ask ‘Are you hungry?’ or ‘Are you sick?’ Now we have to ask ‘Are you Catholic?’ We do these things – feed the hungry and take care of the sick – because we are Catholics…not because they are.”

The bishop also noted that “religious liberty is not a right the government gives us; it is a right the government owes us because it comes from God Himself.” He concluded by encouraging all to deepen our resolve to take steps to make sure that this same freedom is handed on to those who come after us.

How cool is that???

Bishop Vasa:

Press Democrat:  Nuns in county reticent to share views on divide

Bishop Robert Vasa, who in 2011 took over the Santa Rosa Diocese, which reaches from Petaluma to the Oregon border, said last week the assessment focused on the leadership of the group and was not a reflection of all Catholic sisters in the country.

I’ll be back later with my bishop line-up.  It’s only 7:30 in the morning and I’m already behind schedule.  How did that happen???




Mighty Mitres Week 2

Week Two opponent:  Crusading Croziers (who cleaned my clock)


Bishop Nienstedt:  

June 18  StarTrib:  a response to a commenter: Minnesota archbishops: Our battle for religious freedom

Bishop Cordileone: 


Bishop Cary:


Remind me next season to pick bishops who have blogs, twitter accounts, or Facebook pages.  Please?  Thank you!

Next weeks players:  Nienstedt Vasa, Cary


Mighty Mitres

Week Two Bishops in play.

I think I messed up my bishops in play last week and played the wrong ones.  Last week I played  Nienstedt, Vasa, Cordileone.

So this week it’s Nienstedt, Cary, Cordileone.

Did I do that right?