Thursday, October 12, 2006

Revolt Against the Cardinal?

Rocco is reporting that there is a movement in the Archdiocese of New York to take a vote of no confidence against Edward Cardinal Egan, the Archbishop of New York.

While I have no doubt that some of their claims are valid, (every bishop has his enemies, personality quirks and Egan has been quieter than most people would have liked) I have a hard time supporting a revolt against a bishop, especially when it is run by a group of unidentified "priests". While it is likely that they really are priests, we don't know that for sure. The letter written by the "Committee of Concerned Clergy" says "As you would understand, because of the severely vindictive nature of Cardinal Egan, this committee must remain anonymous."


Brian Michael Page said...

Sounds like the work of some spineless progressive movement IMO. IIRC, the Cdl. is of the conservative species, isn't he?

Anything anonymous (IMO) leaves no credibility as far as I'm concerned.


Douglas Andrew Willinger said...

Please see:

Douglas Willinger