Possible Replacements for Archbishop Levada in San Francisco
The vaticanisti have compiled the first official list of possible replacements for Archbishop Levada in San Francisco who was named to head the CDF in Rome last week. These five names are most often mentioned by our sources: Bishop Daniel Walsh (Santa Rosa, CA), Bishop Tod Brown (Orange, CA), Joseph Fessio, SJ, Archbishop Charles Chaput (Denver), and Auxilary Bishop Salvatore Cordileone (San Diego, CA). It is well known both Bishops Walsh and Brown highly desire being appointed to San Francisco. The rather more interesting candidates are Fessio, Chaput, and Cordileone. Fessio is a protege of Pope Benedict. Chaput is known for his publically taking strong theological stands and for his pastoral talents. Cordileone is a friend and protege of Archbishop Burke, worked in Rome for a number of years, and has received rave reviews for his episcopal abilities in San Diego. The vaticanisti smiles.