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Club Jadot Watch – 7th Edition

December 16th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

As Abaccio has so kindly informed us earlier, Archbishop Beltran of Oklahoma City has retired upon having his resignation accepted by Pope Benedict. Yet another bishop consecrated during the tenure of progressive visionary Archbishop Jadot has entered into retirement.

And then there were three…

Club Jadot

Serving past retirement age:

  • Eusebius Joseph Beltran – Age 76.29 – Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Retires in 2011:

  • Roger Michael Card. Mahony – Age 74.80 – Archdiocese of Los Angeles [Coadjutor named]

Retires in 2012:

  • Matthew Harvey Clark – Age 73.42 – Diocese of Rochester

Retires in 2013:

  • Howard James Hubbard – Age 72.13 – Diocese of Albany

Previous edition: here.

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18 Responses to “Club Jadot Watch – 7th Edition”

  1. Ludwig says:

    How do we know that our bishop will not serve well beyond retirement age? :-\

  2. Matt says:

    We don’t…but Papa Ben seems to be getting the riffraff out ASAP, while leaving solid fellows in a touch longer

  3. La Sandia says:

    I have no doubt that Benedict will be happy to relieve Clark of his duties when the time comes, given the rather tense history of those two.

    I wonder if BXVI will name a coadjutor bishop for Rochester this coming year…

  4. verdi says:

    And I’m sure, La Sandia, that you have the Holy Father’s ear with regard to Bishop Clark’s tenure. What would Holy Mother Church do without your valuable input regarding personnel decisions?

  5. Abaccio says:

    Oh goody, pointless sarcasm that serves no purpose! Thanks, verdi!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Not to change the subject but may I ask who is Jadot? Is he the one that recommended these folks to be bishops? If so, I hope he is long gone too!

  7. Dr. K says:

    Yes, he was the one who made recommendations to the Pope for American bishops. He has long since passed on to his eternal reward, whatever that may be.

  8. Mike says:

    Anon. 7:05,

    This 2002 article gives a fair amount of background info on Archbishop Jadot. The NCFishwrap also published an extensive obituary in 2009.

  9. Louis E. says:

    Again,it’s rare for someone to leave on the dot.Bishop Adamec of Altoona-Johnstown is still in place well past retirement age and has been the focus of much online angst over his hostility to tradition.

  10. Abaccio says:

    Louis E. Bp. Adamec turned 75 less than 4 months ago. That’s hardly “well past” retirement age.

  11. Dr. K says:

    I’m standing by my prediction that Bishop Clark will be done as bishop of Rochester by the end of 2012. I don’t see him lasting longer than 5 months past retirement, if he even gets that much time.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Funny how bishops retire at age 75 but in Rochester, priests HAVE to retire at age 70 but Nuns, like Sister Joan work unimpeded well after age 70. WHMMMMm. This must be the definition of the NEW church, according to the liberals. Trash the priesthood and replace it with modernist nuns, married and homosexual priests, and of course, women priests. And this is something certain bishops just don’t have enough energy to devote their time to accomplishing.

  13. Dr. K says:

    My personal feeling is that the diocese is trying to get rid of its priests one by one in order to pave the way toward greater lay involvement, and ultimately the advancement of lay women and married men to the Catholic priesthood. I think the evidence around us supports my assumption.

  14. Monk says:

    Dr K. Your assumption is right on. You describe exactly the bishop and his cronies agenda. The only problem they have is Bishop Clark’s age. They are in the “slash and burn” stage now but it won’t last too much longer. Also, the Bishop’s recent book is a futile attempt to promote his agenda after he is gone. In the future, church historians will only point to his book as an example of how far off the tracks things got in the latter half of the 20th century.

  15. Louis E. says:

    Bishop Hubbard,it seems,will be the last survivor (note that he was named by Paul VI,while Bishop Clark was named by John Paul II…thus Hubbard will be the last Paul VI bishop as well as the last Jadot (1973-80) bishop).This coming September,the Albany diocese will be the site (not sure to what extent it will host,there was a cancellation in 2009 related to diocesan reorganization) of the CALGM national conference,I suppose Bishop Clark will make sure Rochester is represented?

  16. Anonnymouse says:

    2 things – 1st, Archbishop Beltran isn’t all bad – he was quite outspoken in his criticism of Notre Dame’s honoring President Obama last year.

    2nd – what are the chances that Rochester is appointed a co-adjutor Bishop at some point in the next 570 days, in an effort to stanch any further hemmorhaging in our diocese? Is the Nuncio paying attention?

  17. Dr. K says:

    I think a bishop needs to request a coadjutor. I don’t think one is appointed by the Holy See against the will of the diocesan bishop.

  18. Louis E. says:

    Coadjutors can be appointed despite an ordinary’s opposition,but it’s not normal.(The option of imposing one on Cardinal Cody was considered ).

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