Over at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) they are thrashing in the chum-strewn waters of the residences of American bishops.
Those rich bishops! Stealing money from the mouths of the poor! They aren’t humble like …. like… like Pope Francis! He’s The First Pope Ever To Smile Or Kiss A Baby™ or Live In Abject Poverty In Casa Santa Marta™.
I am with Fr. Longenecker, who recently defended a good, and elegant residence for diocesan bishops.
You don’t have to live in a cardboard box under a bridge to have concern for the poor.
Nevertheless, the frenzy is fully underway now. American dioceses far and wide are rushing to defend the residences of their bishops. For example, at CWN we read: Denver archdiocese defends new $6.5 million meeting center, residence for archbishop. Yawn.
Since Fishwrap‘s Michael Sean Winters is obsessed with Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison (aka His Mightiness aka The Extraordinary Ordinary), whom he continually bashes (HERE and HERE and HERE – just within the last few months) as being out of touch, condescending, a real meanie, I now share a view of His Excellency’s palatial episcopal mansion’s opulent facade and elegant, graceful entrance. Such lines!
You are now weighing whether a bishop should live in an extravagant building that has more than one story.
Anyway, I’m just trying to help Fishwrap in their research for their upcoming exposé on the luxury mansions of the rich and famous (conservative) bishops.