Unless one has had their head in the sand, one could not have missed all the kerfuffle about Father Pavone being called back to his home diocese of Amarillo and away from Priests for Life. Jill Stanek has much to say about this matter on her blog. Here's more from LifeSite News. The bishop of Amarillo is His Excellency Patrick Zurek. Shortly after the bishop released his letter, he left for his vacation in the Rio. He was gone when Father Pavone arrived. But that is not the "interesting coincidence".
The other bishop of interest is Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, who is forbidding his priests from engaging in pro-life activism (see yesterday's post).
So what do these two bishops have in common (besides squelching pro-life activities of their priests)? Well, let's go back to May 2009, when the Messiah Most Miserable occasioned the University of Notre Dame's act of disdain of its Catholic heritage. Although most of the bishops could not bestir themselves to utter a protest, 83 of them did so. A list of these was compiled by LifeSite News. Take a look - you will not find these two bishops listed thereon. Surprised? Don't be!