If one is a bishop today, many are the crosses you must carry. But, here in Washington, our Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, seems to have a new cross to bear this year: George Neumayr. He was orginally upset with how the archdiocese dealt with Father Guarnizo, the priest who denied communion to a woman at her mother's funeral because she is a lesbian. But, Neumayr launched his attack with a degree of personal venom that was, frankly, shocking.
He is still at it, this time including conservative canonist Ed Peters in his diatribe.
As with some other conservative Catholics, Neumayr seems to become unhinged, scatenato, at the prospect of anyone, including a bishop, disagreeing with his particular brand of Taliban Catholicism.
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