Friday, January 06, 2012

Bishop Zavala, Bishop Zavala, where did I hear that name before?

Oh!  Wait!  I know...

He was the one who wasn't happy with the Catholic blogosphere:
In a June 2010 speech to the annual Catholic Media Association convention in New Orleans, Bishop Zavala took aim at the unwieldy Catholic blogosphere, saying he and his brother bishops were “very troubled by blogs and other elements of media that assume the role of Magisterium and judge others in the Church. Such actions shatter the communion of the Church that we hold so precious.”
So who is Bishop Zavala?

Gabino Zavala, an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 1994, has resigned his position after revealing to his superiors he had fathered two children, apparently while holding the auxiliary’s post. - Finish reading at California Catholic  (I wonder if they have permission to use the term 'Catholic'?

Photo:  Bishop Zavala at Grandparent's Day Mass.  What?


  1. Nice of him to let his kid hold the staff and wear the mitre.

  2. Well, on a more brighter note - it's kind of nice to have confirmation that there are actually clerics in California with natural inclinations. Let's try to stay on the positive...

  3. Uh-oh, Mark, that's "Reality" Check bait ...

  4. All that comes to mind in this situation, once I read Terry's survey on the situation is:

    "You really can't make this stuff up kids!"

    I have a comment. It is uncharitable, so in lieu of that comment I will just say: Orange Marmalade.

  5. I don't want to be uncharitable but this picture really creased me up.
    Good start to the day.
    Thanks Terry.

  6. That explains so much. The guilty man flees and worries that some blogger is going to bust him one day and whines when no man is pursuing him.

  7. Remains charitable (except to hippies I guess):

    Q: Know why cannibals don't eat hippies?

    A: You ever try to clean one of them things?

  8. "California Catholic"

    Yes, they can call themselves Catholic.

    This seems to be the case for any limp wristed politically correct Novus Ordo Modernist pro-homosexualual (read child molesters) organization.

    Have you ever noticed only the Vatican II Modernists Catholic Priests and Prelates seem to have this problem?

    I keep telling everybody that will listen the Traditional Catholicism of my youth was right then and is still right now.

    What is trying to pass for Catholicism creates these things.


  9. Even though Reality Check is a lost soul, people like him bring to the forefront things we need to publicly declare and correct...

    When we dismiss people out of hand because of their apparent woundedness, we stunt their lives by ignoring their gifts, which are often buried in their wounds. We are all bruised reeds, whether our bruises are visible or not. The compassionate life is the life in which we believe that strength is hidden in weakness and that true community is a fellowship of the weak.

    People that blaspheme and sacrilege need a public flogging, then gently admonished to repent and convert, not to be confused with the above.


  10. Pablo - you are very kind.

  11. In my opinion, this bishop actually vindicates Michael Voris.

  12. Another victim of sexual repression. Celibacy is utterly ridiculous and a vestige of the Middle Ages.

    Not even the RCC takes it very seriously seeing how Eastern Catholics (not to mention Episcopal converts) can be priests and marry.

  13. Speaking as someone partaking in the celibate life in a seminary, don't knock till you've tried it. Sex is hardly a biological necessity like eating. You won't die without it. Besides, there are more tham enough examples of succesful celibacy to counter cases like this bishop.

  14. lol@cathy & yay for daniel!

  15. It's interesting to see Bishop Zavala kicked out of his ministry for having a wife and kids while in the very same week we see very much married, former Episcopal bishop Steenson set up as ordinary for Episcopalian flavored Roman Catholics in the USA.

    Of course Zavala has broken his promise of celibacy. But Steenson also broke his promises to be faithful as a priest in the Episcopal Church when he became a Roman Catholic. Promises are promises, right? Well maybe sometimes they are, other times not.

  16. The one and only reason Zavala is seen as being unsuccessful at celibacy is because of the children he produced.

    It's the children he fathered who are the issue here, not the fact he broke his vow of celibacy, which to my knowledge is cause for confession, not resignation.

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