By the time many of you read this the replacement may have been named. But since this semi-unfriendly article quotes a man who is suing the Church on behalf of certain plaintiffs - as an expert who might speculate as to Brown’s successor; I thought I’d chime in while I have the chance.
I’d like this Diocese of 1.2 million people to have a high profile courageous leader in the style of Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky or perhaps a surprise promotion to Bishop of Priests for Life
leader Fr. Frank Pavone.
Without naming other names a promotion from the ranks of the Norbertine Fathers who have been a holy presence and a godsend from their Abbey in South Orange County would be a nice pick and a balance with the current diocesan priests.
Fr. Robert Spitzer, the former Gonzaga University President, who has an office in Orange County per his association with the Magis (MAH-jis) Institute in Irvine, CA would seem to be another fine pick (per me)!
Whoever it is, may the Lord bless him and us.
Orange County is ripe for a new Pentecost. So I favor a holy man with zeal and holiness as his top priority. Each of the above men I “nominated” have different skills, but each would make an excellent Bishop of Orange. Archbishop? Cardinal?