The Diocese of Rochester has a new Bishop! Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Salvatore R. Matano as the new shepherd, and I would imagine many tears of joy glisten upon the cheeks of the faithful. Online buzz has already honed in on the fact that Bishop Matano has celebrated the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, and to many, this news brings great joy.
|Bishop Matano celebrated the EF in August of 2007|
The first time the Mass had been celebrated in VT in over 30 years
Bishop Matano on:
Fr. Z on the Bishop's statement on Summorum Pontificum
Vermont's passing of assisted suicide legislation
Homosexuality among priesthood, and in general
Replacing CCHD collection in his Diocese in 2010
Bishop Matano's testimony against Vermont's same-sex 'marriage' legislation:
The story in National Catholic Register
***Installation is scheduled for Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2 p.m.***
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