Jaime Soto Gets Punked by Pope Benedict XVI!
|Wonder if Soto is still smiling...|
They even placed a call to Jaime Soto, bishop of Sacramento and an OC native who used to be bishop here in la naranja and covered for many a pedophile in his days. But what the reporting by otherwise-fine writers Doug Irving and Theresa Cisneros didn't disclose is how Pope Benedict XVI royally screwed Soto.
Problem is, Soto is a liberal in the theo-political prism of American bishops and cardinals, and Benedict has so far preferred conservatives like Gomez to lead American Catholic dioceses. So, now, Soto is stuck in a theologically unimportant part of American Catholicism, with his only option for glory schlepping back down to Orange County to replace Brownie. Tee hee!
This isn't the first time Benedict has screwed with Orange diocese pedophile apologists. When Cirilo Flores was publicly announced as Orange's newest bishop last year, many onlookers noted the icy comments Monsignor Art Holquin, pastor at Mission San Juan Capistrano, gave. Holquin--notorious among orthodox Catholics for caring more about redecorating his living quarters than caring for parishioners--fully expected to be promoted as bishop, but was left hanging. Such is the vanity that rules the Orange diocese--heckuva job, Brownie!