Over at what cooees call aCatholica, there is a rather bizarre poll running on who should take over from Cardinal Pell if he moves on to greater things after World Youth Day (h/t to Senire Cum Ecclesia, http://cumecclesia.blogspot.com/2008/05/you-get-chance-to-vote-for-bishop.html).
Wishful thinking perhaps?
Now the whole idea of a vote of this kind speaks buckets about the mentality of that site, as does the construction of the comments around it and choices we are offered to vote for! And I hate the idea of giving their site hits.
All the same, I do think we should attempt to skew their results!
As an incentive, let me tell you that Bishop Geoffrey Robinson (whose book has recently been condemned for erroneous teaching by the Australian Bishop's Conference) is currently running equal first.
So please everyone, have some fun and scare the Catholica types by going over and voting for someone who will defend the orthodox faith:
Of the choices offered for question 2, AB Coleridge or AB Hart of Melbourne spring to mind (but I'd be interested in other proposals)!
In the first list, some of the Sydney and Melbourne auxiliaries (such as Bishop Fisher, or Bishop Elliot) as well as people like Bishop Jarrett, might have been more obvious contenders for question 2 than some of those on the list....