Tuesday, May 10


New Head of the CDF?

Rather like the Papal election, not what the analysts had expected.

From the Archdiocesan home page:

In 1976, at the recommendation of then-Archbishop Joseph Bernardin, President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Levada was appointed an Official of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican. During his six years of service there, he continued teaching theology part-time as an Instructor at the Pontifical Gregorian University...

Since his ordination as a Bishop, Archbishop Levada has been active on many committees of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as on the governing boards of the Catholic University of America, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the National Catholic Bioethics Center. From 1986 to 1993 he served as the only American bishop on the Editorial Committee of the Vatican Commission for a Catechism of the Catholic Church; he authored the Catechism's Glossary, which was published in the English-language second edition of the Catechism.

During 2000, ***********Archbishop Levada was designated Bishop Co-Chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue in the United States (ARC-USA).*********** In November the Vatican announced his appointment as a Member of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.

The motto of Archbishop Levada: Fratres in Unum,or Brothers at one.

OK, so this is what I see.
I see an archbishop is
1) Helped write the Catechism
2) Serves on the board of the very-well-run National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
3) Is an expert on Anglican-Catholic relations.

I think #3 is the biggie. Could this be further legitimization of our Anglican Rite speculations?

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