Here’s a bishop doing something good!

May I suggest that you add this bishop to your list of those for whom you regularly pray? Pray especially for his protection from the Enemy and his human agents in the Church.

The new and young bishop of Columbus “presided” at a Solemn Mass. Rather, he assisted from the throne in cope and miter. There are grand photos of the Mass at the site of their diocesan paper. HERE

Would that more bishops would do this. And then that they would be the celebrant for Masses as well.


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  1. tm117 says:

    It is good to see Bishop Fernandes at St. Leo the Great oratory, and that he supports the work of the ICRSS. I remember him from my short time in seminary in Cincinnati. I am glad he is carrying on the devotion to Tradition he displayed there, and I learned much from his example. I am very lucky to reside in the Diocese of Columbus now during my time in medical school, and hopefully in residency. I will keep him, and the oratory, in my prayers.

  2. Kathleen10 says:

    How wonderful, what an excellent picture. God bless him and keep him.

  3. hwriggles4 says:

    Fr. Z:

    Thanks for bringing this up. Kudos to this newer bishop who this past summer took a stand on beginning some clean out of the Catholic Student Center at Ohio State.

  4. monstrance says:

    I remember reading about the OSU Newman Center situation in the local paper. I believe The Paulist Priests were there. For some reason, some of the longtime congregants were somewhat confused about Church Teaching. Bishop Fernandes took a beating in the press.
    He didn’t flee for fear of the wolves.

  5. hilltop says:

    Courage personified.

  6. Dustin F, OCDS says:

    I reside within this diocese, and we are very blessed to have this man as our bishop.

  7. cathgrl says:

    Last weekend Dcn. Trevor Fernandes gave the “homily” (I’m not sure whether it’s the correct term in this instance) at the TLM Requiem Mass for Pope Benedict XVI held at Assumption Grotto in Detroit.

    I had never heard of him, but was told he lived in Ohio. When I searched Google, I discovered the deacon is Bishop Earl Fernandes’ brother.

    The article published in Columbus after his episcopal ordination is here:

    There’s a detail I think readers will find interesting about the father of two men, of recent memory.

  8. donato2 says:

    How did this guy slip through? Nuncio is going to get a scolding when Francis finds out.

  9. My Bishop, the Most Rev. James Checchio of Metuchen, NJ, will be coming to sit in choir at our Sunday TLM for the First Sunday of Lent. We are very excited!

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