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Orthodox Bishops?

This stuff makes me nuts. The website Aleteia has a puff piece about Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Fine. Glad somebody is happy. But the third paragraph of the article reads: 

But some active Catholics are encouraged by the changing leadership of local churches up and down the West Coast, not just in California. High on the list of a new generation of orthodox bishops is Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who marks his first anniversary as Archbishop of San Francisco this Friday, Oct. 4.

"A new generation of orthodox bishops." Does this mean the previous bishops were less than orthodox? Does the author mean to include former Archbishop of San Francisco William Levada whom Benedict XVI chose to take his spot at the CDF? 

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