The Diocese of San Bernardino
received its first auxiliary bishop yesterday, Rutilio J. del Riego, a Spanish-born priest currently serving in the California diocese (pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
parish in Riverside, perhaps the ugliest parish on the West Coast). Father del Riego is a member of the Diocesan Laborer Priests
, a secular institute
founded in Spain in 1885 and devoted to 'the promotion of vocations and the spiritual redirection of youth'.
UPDATE: Correction: Del Riego will not be the diocese's first
auxiliary bishop - his predecessor in that position, Bishop Dennis P. O'Neil, died two years ago. More on del Riego, the diocese, etc. here
. Hat tip, Rocco Palmo