By Leon Suprenant | April 2, 2008
Last month at this site I published a short piece entitled “Bishop Rhoades, Sungenis, and the Jews.” The idea was to give Bishop Kevin Rhoades, the Bishop of Harrisburg, a forum in which to present clearly the Church’s teaching regarding her relationship with the Jewish people. This was against the backdrop of defamatory statements made by Bob Sungenis concerning his bishop surrounding this issue.
We received several comments–published and unpublished–at our blog, as well as personal emails, from Bob Sungenis’ supporters concerning this post. Bob himself published a 13-page “response” to Bishop Rhoades, in which he said that everything I wrote pertaining to him in my last post was untrue. This “response” is not to be confused with yet another voluminous, published document entitled “Catholics United for the Faith: Playing Dirty Pool,” which he published when we chose not to give him a forum on our blog.
Given the continued misinformation that is still being generated on the subject, CUF president Mike Sullivan and I agreed to become signatories of a document entitled “By Sungenis Alone,” which provides detailed documentation concerning Bob Sungenis’ conflict with Bishop Rhoades, including Bob’s recent characterizations of our published interview of Bishop Rhoades. To read this document, click here.