Sullivan: McCarrick good, Myers bad

Sullivan: McCarrick good, Myers bad

Andrew Sullivan prints an email in which Cardinal McCarrick is praised and Archbishop John Myers of Newark is criticized. McCarrick is depicted as gay friendly, a politician, and not prone to pushing people on the Church’s difficult teaching. Meanwhile Archbishop Myers is said to be uninspiring and pompous, insensitive for not allowing eulogies (which the Church doesn’t allow in any case), and mean-spirited and unfair for refusing Communion for pro-abort politicians.

Sometimes the excoriation of your enemies is a clear indication of who you are than the praise of your friends, which I think is true in this case. However, sometimes it is instructive to see just who does praise you and for what they praise you, as in Cardinal McCarrick’s case.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli