Fr Groeschel Caught Up In Urrutigoity Scandal

With the curtain up on part 3 of the Carlos Urrutigoity soap opera at dotCommonweal, retired EWTN celebrity and supporting player Benedict Groeschel is put under an uncomfortable spotlight, post and commentariat both.

What constitutes piling on an elderly man, likely impaired by a serious injury, and now in retirement? How much do his errors need to be spotlighted to help us avoid future blunders on the part of bishops, watchers, and the rest of the Church?

The truth is the truth. Fr Groeschel has a certain rep more on the right in the Church. He was a go-to guy for bishops, and he came up empty in the smear Father U left across eastern Pennsylvania.

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2 Responses to Fr Groeschel Caught Up In Urrutigoity Scandal

  1. Jenny2 says:

    What constitutes piling on an elderly man, likely impaired by a serious injury, and now in retirement?
    So what if Groeschel is now elderly and in retirement? He clearly perpetrated, or enabled, a lot of damage when he was younger and presumably in good mental and physical health. Just because the repercussions haven’t caught up with him sooner is no reason for muting them now.

    How much do his errors need to be spotlighted to help us avoid future blunders on the part of bishops, watchers, and the rest of the Church?
    As much as will ensure that bishops, watchers and the rest of the Church either don’t commit the blunders in the first place – because they’re alert to the danger signals people like Urrutigoity unmistakably give off – or retrieve them the moment they’re aware that something’s going wrong. Oh, and (a) have systems and people in place to monitor exactly what *is* going on, and (b) trust them.

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