Bishop: Catholic group up to no good in probing Cupich

They are in town to uncover “dirt” on Cardinal Cupich, says his successor in Rapid City SD.

On Feb. 6, Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, S.D., ordered a letter “[t]o be read from the pulpit at all Masses in the Diocese of Rapid City during the weekend of Feb. 9-10, 2019.”

An image of the letter can be seen below. In it, Gruss asserts that the mission of Illinois-based Roman Catholic Faithful, which has been working to oust Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, is “evil and guided by the Evil One.” The bishop goes on to praise Cupich as “an effective leader and shepherd, leaving a legacy that will long mark the ministry in our diocese.”

The group responds with challenge to debate Cupich, offering a bill of particulars, including this:

Also of note: In March 2018, Cupich removed Father C. Frank Phillips – founder and former superior of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius – as pastor of the world-renowned St. John Cantius Church, despite a review board’s finding that Phillips did not violate any criminal, civil or canon law after being accused of improper conduct with adult men. The archdiocese never publicly specified the allegations against Phillips, which he vehemently denied. (Source)

I am betting my wife and children that this debate never happens.

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  • Margaret  On 02/12/2019 at 9:18 PM

    Cupich needs to go.


  • Dee  On 02/14/2019 at 6:54 PM

    “I am betting my wife and children that this debate never happens.” Win or lose, you’re gonna have a lean Father’s Day this year.


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