Thursday, October 28, 2010

The new bishop in the diocese of Longueuil could be a good sign

A new bishop has been named for the Catholic Diocese of Longueuil. His name is Lionel Gendron. He is a Sulpician and is an auxillary bishop of Montreal. He has also taught and the Grand Seminaire de Montreal.

I decided to do a little digging about him to see what I could find. I did not find very much. But what I did find looked promising.

For instance, this newspaper article says that he's a long-time friend of Cardinal Ouellet.

Another hardcore lib-left French "Catholic" website calls him a "conservative" and informs us that when he studied in Germany, his thesis supervisor was Pope Benedict XVI.

This is the first of Cardinal Ouellet's picks for the Quebec Church. I am cautiously optimistic. I am anxious to see who else he will pick in the future.