Friday, June 24, 2005

The Spokesman Exits

You may not be able to believe everything you read in the papers, but after months of rumors and denials, it's now official: the Jamie formerly known as Bomber is resigning as St. Louis' archdiocesan spokesman. He'll be returning to radio on August 1.

However you look at it, Jamie Allman experienced a baptism by fire these last six months. He got a lot of heat, especially from this writer -- and the "flame factor" of what I wrote is sizable beyond question.

St. Paul wrote of how "We see through a glass darkly, but then face to face." Recently, I've been blessed to experience Allman's graciousness and know the good heart he has brought to the table on Lindell Boulevard, one often obscured by the events his time at the Chancery called him to address.

Archbishop Burke may be losing a spokesman who served him well, but I've gained a friend and supporter. For that, I'm humbled and grateful.

Grazie mille, Jamie, and God love ya.



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