Monsignor Kevin McMahon, the moral theologian appointed by His Grace Archbishop Raymond L. Burke in 2007 as Vicar for Healthcare and Biotechnology Issues for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, left St. Louis in 2009 to become Episcopal Vicar for Catholic Doctrine, Identity and Mission for the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, headed by His Excellency Bishop Joseph Martino (pictured above).

Both Bishops have been well-known for their public and consistent defense of the Church’s teachings in the face of opposition by dissidents. And Monsignor McMahon is very highly regarded for his intellectual abilities and Catholic orthodoxy.

On Monday, Bishop Martino announced his resignation, citing health issues. His auxiliary Bishop also resigned.

While the Apostolic Administrator, His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia, has reappointed six of the eight Episcopal Vicars to continue in their positions on an interim basis, one of two not reappointed is Monsignor McMahon.

We hope Monsignor McMahon finds a new position soon where he can best place his considerable talents at the service of Holy Mother Church.