I don't know much about the situation in the Peoria diocese under Myers' term, but having said that, I don't trust McBrien. It's pretty clear that McBrien doesn't agree with Myers (and the Magisterium) on Church teachings. "some parishioners
said Myers had left the problem for Jenky" Who are these parishioners? Why do they think Myers left the problem for is successor? Why aren't they willing to back up what they say by giving their names? It sounds like a common tactic used by TV "reporters" - "some say..."
I think Myers has removed some priests from duty in the Newark archdiocese. I don't hear him whining that McCarrick left a mess for him to clean up. Sheesh.
posted on 09/19/2002 7:47:21 AM PDT
"some parishioners said Myers had left the problem for Jenky"
Yes, and this is key. 'Some parishoners' didn't like Bishop Myers. They were the Call to Action types who were banned from using Church facilities for the purposes of promoting schism and heresy.
With respect to Bishop Jenky, the article makes it sound like Jenky agrees he was left with a messy situation. But I wonder why the reporter didn't ask him his opinion?
I'll tell you why. Because Bishop Jenky has made it clear he feels like he has been extraordinarily blessed to have followed Bishop Myers. He's made it clear in public on numerous occasions.
posted on 09/19/2002 8:00:01 AM PDT
You are, of course, completely correct. Fr. McBrien has a conflict-of-interest, and is not exactly an impartial source or disinterested party, regarding Bishop Myers. The news article is also rather biased. It should have mentioned that Fr. McBrien is a liberal theologian, while Bishop Myers is a consefvative bishop, so readers can know just where he (McBrien) is coming from.
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