Only slowly moving out of the spotlight

Only slowly moving out of the spotlight

Isn’t this old news or is Gumbleton still taking advantage of a sympathetic media?“Outspoken Catholic Pastor Replaced; He Says It’s Retaliation”

In his last Mass as pastor at the inner-city parish in Detroit where he had served for 23 years, Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton told his parishioners that he was forced to step down as pastor because of his lobbying efforts on behalf of the victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy, a stance that put him in opposition to his fellow bishops.

Yeah, it’s not the fact that Gumbleton is 77 and retired, that it’s highly unusual for a bishop to be pastor of a parish anyway, that it’s highly unusual for one parish to have one pastor for so long, and oh let’s see, that he’s so emphatically heterodox on so many issues that he takes the prize as the most dissenting Catholic bishop in the US.

Bishop Gumbleton, how can we miss you when you won’t go away?

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Domenico Bettinelli