A majority of Catholics in New Hampshire think Bishop McCormack should resign. Or rather a majority of Catholics who showed up to a series of public meetings. In any case, while I don’t think the fact that a large number of people don’t like their bishop should be the reason for him to go, I think it can be a sign to the Vatican that adds to the weight of evidence against him.
McCormack has shown that his sympathies lie not with the people in the pew but with those who commit the most heinous sins, allegedly helping them to cover up their deeds. And this isn’t just old news, but has occurred up the present day with his assignment of a priest who admitted having a homosexual relationship with an 18-year-old man to a parish without regard to whether the parishioners might object to having an apparently actively homosexual pastor. The bishop also shows few signs of remorse, objecting that one must weigh the good he has done against the evil. Thanks for the lesson in relativism, your Grace, but that’s a load of horse-hockey.
Cardinal Law was forced to resign for a lot less. Bishop McCormack must be the next to go.