It’s hard to decide which side to take on this one, so let’s take a whack in both directions. Yesterday’s Boston Herald comes up out of the blue with a complaint that Cardinal Bernard Law’s former secretary is now in Rome serving his old boss again on the Archdiocese of Boston’s dime.
This was announced back on April 1, so why is this coming up now? Makes you wonder how dropped the dime to the Herald. There’s more to this than the paper reported. But let’s look at the complaint.
After Law left in 2002, Msgr. Paul McInerny took over at Boston Catholic Television, but by all accounts he was ill-suited for the position, not having the TV charism or fundraising schmooze. So he was relieved of the job earlier this year and granted a sabbatical in Rome, which is obviously a cover for his desire to be re-united with his old boss for whom he was secretary from 1991 until 2001. He’s supposed to be studying canon law, but in fact he’s serving on the cardinal’s staff at the basilica.