A Shepherd’s Voice, the blog site of Father John Malloy, published the following on Thurs., March 12.
Congratulations to the good Catholics of Spokane! Pope Francis has sent them a wonderful San Francisco boy: Bishop Thomas Daly. He is young, dynamic, orthodox, and fearless. While we in the Bay Area will miss him, it is good for the Church for him to be in charge of a diocese.
Congratulations, Spokane and congratulations, Bishop Daly!
The following March 12. announcement comes from Spokane’s spokesman.com.
Daly, 54, succeeds Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich, who left Spokane last fall to lead the nation’s third largest diocese.
Daly comes to Spokane from San Jose, where he currently serves as auxiliary bishop in the nation’s 10th largest diocese. He was born in San Francisco and was ordained as a priest in 1987.
Bishop Daly will spend the next two months completing his obligations in San Jose. His installation in Spokane is set for May 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. The apostolic nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, is scheduled to be present.
Bishop Daly was born April 30, 1960 and has six siblings. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of San Francisco in 1982. He entered priestly formation at St. Patrick Seminary, Menlo Park, California, where he completed a master’s degree in divinity. He received a master’s degree in education from Boston College in 1996.
Bishop Daly was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of San Francisco at St. Mary’s Cathedral on May 9, 1987.
Bishop Daly has served as a parochial vicar and pastor and has been engaged as a part-time police chaplain, archdiocesan vocations director, teacher and campus minister and chaplain to St. Vincent’s School for Boys. For 19 years, his ministry focused on Marin Catholic High School in San Francisco, where he eventually served as president.
On March 16, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Father Daly auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Jose.
Bishop Daly is a man who speaks truth and has a heart for vocations. Expect strong and faithful leadership from Spokane. God Bless you Bishop, still praying for vocations, mentors, and married couples, as you once suggested to me :)
Spokane, you are MOST BLESSED!!! A gift from God. Bishop Daly is the
Bishop Daly will be sorely missed in California. Godspeed dear young man.
Ditto Anne T. We need him here, but they really need help in Spokane.
He will surely be an improvement over the immediate past-bishop.
Too bad Blasé Cupich was sent to Chicago. His support of Sacrilege (Holy Communion for those who choose to continue living in mortal sin) is an abomination.
Cupich should have been sent out the door, since he does not adhere to Sacred Scripture or the Doctrine of the Faith.
In his 19 years at Marin Catholic, Bp. Daily has brought the school to where it is today–a faculty in almost complete open defiance of church teaching. He should fit in nicely with what people in Spokane are accustomed to.
What I have seen is students with joy at the Walk for Life West Coast and the wonderful 6 sisters of Mary of the Eucharist who teach there. They are the ‘real deal’ and I find it hard to believe, that their Mother Superior (it is a VERY traditional order, full habits, etc) would allow her sisters to be at a school who was not in line with the Church’s teachings.
Since only THREE teachers from Marin Catholic failed/refused to sign the petition against the Apb’s.new requirements that Catholic schools actually uphold Catholic teaching (what a no-brainer), that means that three or more of the Sisters of Mary the Eucharist also signed that petition. No, they are not the “real deal”; they are simply playing dress-up IF they refuse to be bound by Church teaching and defy the Archbishop’s ultimate responsibility for education in the Archdiocese.
Note that Bp. Daiy was ultimately responsible for hiring the vast majority of these defiant teachers who simply can’t be bothered to abide by Catholic teaching. Liberal Catholics are squealing for joy that Bp. Daly has been promoted.
Well, Bp. Daly will certainly be a vast improvement over Abp. Cupich.
Does he favor the Mass of All TIme? Does he actually teach orthodoxy (no, teaching all the “new” stuff and insisting on attending the N.O. and living a “protestant-Catholic” religion is not orthodox)?
Let’s pray for him, certainly. Hopefully, Bp. Daly will do well.
What ‘Mass of ALL time’?
Please provide a link to an official Church document explaining your “Mass of all Time”.
Even the Traditional Latin Mass is no older than the middle ages.
And the EF or TLM must adhere to the 1962 Missal – which makes this liturgy 53 years old.
I also ask the same big question does the new bishop support the TLM?????????
As children of God we must always pray for one another as Our Dear Lord has asked us to. I pray for this new Bishop, Bishop Daly with all my heart that he will be a true representative of Our Lord Jesus Christ. By their fruits you will know them.