The Sound of a Shoe Dropping
By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | March 04, 2004 3:34 PM
Prosecutors plan to pursue charges against retired Bishop Dupre of Springfield, MA, for sexual abuse.
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Posted by: -
Mar. 04, 2004 6:01 PM ET USA
You know. The timing as usual is critical. Just when we need impeccable moral leadership from our bishops, another scandal breaks. This particular scandal undercut the last vestige of authority the bishops had in Massachusetts regarding same sex marriage. The dirt was revealed right at the crucial moment. It's as though these bishops are on the other side and they are planted to discredit our side. I'm glad I don't believe in conspiracies.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Mar. 04, 2004 4:37 PM ET USA
The larger issue, of course, and what we must all focus on, is that Bishop Wilton Gregory did not scapegoat gay clergy. That's A-Number One.