Pure musings - sorry, I lost my "in" to the Diocese of Orange's personnel board - but sent to me by a friend at the USCCB to consider . . .
Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria told the 500 men who attended the diocese’s annual men’s march and Mass that “the days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism.”
“We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead [must] be Catholics by conviction. In our own families, in our parishes, where we live and where we work--like that very first apostolic generation--we must be bold witnesses to the Lordship of Jesus Christ,” he preached. “We must be a fearless army of Catholic men, ready to give everything we have for the Lord, who gave everything for our salvation.”
A guy like that would be wonderful for Orange, but unlikely as he is not Hispanic. I think given Gomez to the north and Flores to the south, Orange will get a Latino bishop.
Again, it is sad that they won't promote from within. Fr. Al Baca, pastor of St. Cecelia in Tustin, would make a great bishop. Yes, I suspect some of his brother priests would disagree with me as some see him as being "too religious," but there is that vow of obedience . . .