The Archdiocese of Kingston had a festival for youth in October called Shine Like the Son a pun on sun referring to Jesus.
And Padre Roberto tells me that the “star’ was the auxiliary bishop of Ottawa, Christian Riesbeck
And the first thing out of his mouth was “I am a John Paul ll bishop’. MMM what’s up here? Not unusual according the Insider. Many of these bishops do not like Francis and his “mercy” talk, his insistence on consulting the laity and “getting the smell of the sheep on them.’ so they are now self-designating themselves as JP ll bishops. This is code for, “I do not like the direction the present pope is moving”.
Riesbeck methinks does not dig the new Pope Francis.
Not unusual these days. so many of these right wing bishops, Riesbeck belongs to a an ultra conservative order called Companions of the Cross, very Rome centred—unless it’s a Vatican ll pope like Francis.
So in front of all these kid he identifies himself as a “John Paul ll bishop.” How lame.
You have a festival named for the crucified kingdom bringer, the radical rabbi Jesus of Nazareth and this guy identifies himself as a “John Paul ll bishop.”
That’s how hard it is for Francis, dealing with guys like this.
“I have to laugh.”