Monday, May 6, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Bishop McManus charged with drunk driving

Bishop Robert J. McManus of the Diocese of Worcester was arrested for driving under the influence in Narraganset, Rhode Island while on vacation on Saturday night, after he hit and ran against another car (whom that driver called police). He reportedly refused a breathalyzer test, which results in an automatic arrest. He is awaiting a court appearance in Rhode Island. 

Bishop McManus, who has ran the Diocese of Worcester since 2004, did not follow one of the Four Cardinal Virtues in the case: Temperance. All this despite the diocese having a no-alchohol policy on church property (with the altar wine exempt). The bishop drove intoxicated "after dinner" and not after Mass. 

Bishop McManus refused to offer the Traditional Latin Mass while in Worcester, but reportedly did celebrate a Mass while auxiliary bishop of his native Providence, Rhode Island diocese. All because of a fictitious city ordinance in Worcester, there has been no regularly scheduled TLM within the city limits. The only two diocesan parishes that offer the TLM are far away from his cathedral church (in the boondox). Then there is the St. Benedict Center in Still River, the location of the only true Catholic school in Massachusetts. 

Even though the Church is made up of sinners and saints, Bishop McManus has failed in certain areas of the duties of a bishop, including the most serious ones above. Because of this, I believe that the Bishop must submit his resignation to Pope Francis immediately. 

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