In January several new Auxiliary Bishops have been ordained in the USA. Their choices regarding armorial bearings have been, shall we say, underwhelming. I am not commenting on the quality of the artwork, at least not for the moment. This post is concerned with the content and composition of these coats of arms from a heraldically correct viewpoint. Let’s have a look.
Most Rev. Timothy Freyer, Auxiliary of Orange, CA (ordained January 17)
Most Rev. Mark Brennan, Auxiliary of Baltimore, MD (ordained January 19)
Most Rev. Adam Parker, Auxiliary of Baltimore, MD (ordained January 19)
Gag. (and not entitled to the quarter of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher)
Most Rev. Gerard Battersby, Auxiliary of Detroit, MI (ordained January 25)
Most Rev. Robert Fisher, Auxiliary of Detroit, MI (ordained January 25)