"The Altar of Arrogance"
A Lector at Our Lady's, Newton, writes in today's Herald
Father Cuenin turns 60 in December. The church is his life, and he has given himself to it unreservedly. He opens the doors of Our Lady's to divorced and remarried Catholics, Protestant and Jewish visitors, gays, estranged and alienated Catholics trying to find their way back, and people searching for faith and inspiration. Doubtless, this – along with his ``disloyalty'' four years ago to the prelates who lied and covered up for abusive priests – were his chief sins, and finding an obscure financial rule he could be accused of violating was the most crass of pretexts.Scathing, but probably true.
Father Cuenin's inclusive homilies, his encouragement of the outcast and downtrodden, his invitation to the lay community to participate fully in leadership and pastoral positions rankled the chancery's company men and careerists.