Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Phoenix follies, cont.

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 04, 2003

Bouncing around the Net one finds a predictable spectrum of opinion regarding the clash between the Phoenix DA and Bishop O'Brien over the import of O'Briens confession. For my money, Rod Dreher gets the call (this is taken from a message thread on Amy Welborn's blog):

Bishop O'Brien, having signed a pretty straightforward statement, is now saying that the statement doesn't say what it pretty clearly says. I don't see any true contrition here. I see a venal creature who put his name to a document to save himself from the possibility of going to jail, and who, now that the danger of jailtime seems to have passed, wishes to disavow any responsibility for having done that.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our February expenses ($32,072 to go):
$35,000.00 $2,927.59
92% 8%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The common good: isn't that just a weasel word? 18 hours ago
St. Katharine Drexel shows how spiritual poverty and submission to Providence go hand in hand 19 hours ago
The Human Mix of Good and Evil January 30
Conscientious objection to vaccinations January 30
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? January 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12