This year Francis named Earl Fernandes bishop of Columbus, replacing Robert Brennan who was transferred to Brooklyn. Gloria.tv broke the news: Forme…
I have to side with the bishop on this one. The Paulists are a far cry from what there were when I grew up in a parish staffed by them. Like too many orders, they have diluted their mission with too much woke theology. The students would be better served by religious who follow Christ rather than a secular ideological version of Him.
The Paulists I have encountered are not only woke, but they are unambiguously gay, both in their ministry and personal comportment. The only decent Paulist I know of these days is Fr. Paul Sirico of the Acton Institute, who clearly doesn’t have very much to do with the Paulists at this point.
He will receive no backing from anyone who matters. Conservative pastors have the same problem when they try to move a parish in the right direction, and this was so before 2013, and I can only imagine it has gotten much worse. The message is very clear: revolution is the only trajectory that will be tolerated these days.