Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"BLING BISHOP" GETS THE BOOT: At Least Temporarily

UPDATED N.B. Everyone that really knows anything at all about this is tell me that Mr. Rocco Palmo of Whispers in the Loggia fame has this all tied up and explained so well that even an auxiliary bishop can understand it. 

Bling Bishop in his BMW sports car
Look at that car!  And you wonder why folks are upset!

MSN has a nice photo slide show.

Being lazy and waiting for the inside info, I post a clip from The Guardian along with the link to the full story.
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg ordered to leave his diocese amid scandal over his alleged lavish spending.,
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has come under fire for spending tens of millions of euros building a lavish official residence. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA

Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, the "bling bishop" of Limburg, has been temporarily suspended from his post by the pope. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Vatican said it had been confronted with a situation in which Tebartz-van Elst "could not follow his duties as bishop" and had decided to allow him "some time outside the diocese". A final verdict on the bishop's future is expected after the completion of an internal investigation into the Limburg building project.

During his suspension Tebartz-van Elst will be replaced by vicar-general Wolfgang Rösch. According to the German news service dpa, the suspension would last for two to three months – but the Vatican press office said it could not comment on the accuracy of this claim.


  1. This just in! the administrative bishop of Velletri-Segni, Vincenzo Apicella, reigns in lavish spending of a certain pretentious Prussian priest freeloading off of manic depressive home bound internet addicted lefebvrists in America.

    After numerous lavish international vacations, perpetual feasting on gourmet food, acquisition of the finest firearms and ammunition (none of that wolf crap!) that paypal can donate, indulging in the best electronics 40 year old cat people can amazon gift - the smug sacerdos walked in thinking he had been summoned to be graced by monsignorship, only to be reminded by Bishop Apicella that the bishop of Rome had done away with those fancy pants titles and told the now pouting presbyter that he has to get a job and get the hell off the internet. (heh, presbyter, zuhlsdorf hates that word) The Zzzzenobites are now coming together to defend their callous cleric by launching a mass letter writing campaign to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments to have Bishop Apicella removed on account of VHS tape of a 1994 Mass where in rumors liturgical abuse have emerged - rumor has it a paten used was actually sterling silver instead of fine silver or gold.

    1. That must have been just prior to his visit to the Leoniana bookstore where he was escorted out the back door when he refused to stop masturbating in front of an embroidered old style pre vatican II type chasuble. The short sleeved one.

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      I love this blog Faddah. My brother the priest told me about it. I am the grounds keeper and cemetery superintendent at the parish. Not my brother's parish but in the same town. He and the two other priests were laughing hysterically at this. My own pastor didnt think too much of it, but his mother who is also the rectory cook and housekeeper laughed the afternoon away.

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  2. interesting that zuhlsdorf (unless I have missed it), like the voris vs mark shea drama, makes no mention of any of this knowing all too well that his blog is the only "catholic" blog many of his readers (and readerettes) look at. talk about censorship!

  3. I thought it is hilarious that there is know protected content on the Z-man's website. Learn information about the Franciscan Friars for a fee.

    1. Maybe I am completely blind, but I did not see that advertisement or feature.

    2. It was on his site... Only super secret users could access it