Remaking the Church in their image. The “Justice and Peace Commission” of Our Lady Help of Christians parish has sent an open letter to Boston’s Archbishop Sean O’Malley, what else, protesting Fr. Walter Cuenin’s resignation. They also sent a copy to certain parishes around the archdiocese. What is it with broadcasting this stuff? If you have something to say to the archbishop then say it, but do you really have to send copies to everyone and his mother?
Anyway, the letter is about what you’d expect. They decry the charges against Cuenin as “imprecise.” Since the exact charges have never been made public, that’s understandable. In fact, the archdiocese wasn’t the one who made the reasons for his resignation public, it was Cuenin himself. The archdiocese was apparently just going to let him quietly resign with dignity and move on, but he’s the one who launched the firestorm by telling people why he was resigning.