This Arizona newspaper looks at the interesting tale of two priests in the Phoenix diocese who have been suspended, albeit for different reasons. I do have to wonder up front whether the Arizona Republic is just looking for something to write about or whether there really is a story here.
In any case, it’s about Msgr. Dale Fushek, the founder of Life Teen and diocesan chancellor who was recently suspended after a strange allegation that he was in the room 20 years ago when a seminarian sodomized a boy. On the other side, it’s Fr. John Cunningham, a well-known liberal suspended recently for monkey business with the Mass and allegations of financial improprieties.
The only connection so far seems to be that Cunningham’s brother is a lawyer who represented a guy who settled out of court on an old abuse claim against Fushek.