Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Scandal at St Patrick's Cathedral

New York is shocked today at hearing that the elderly, arch-conservative rector of the Cathedral has been named in the divorce proceedings by his secretary's husband. Msgr Eugene Clark and the lady deny the charges but, needless to say, it has generated much amazement. She was his assistant for over 20 years and it is all very hard to fathom. Were there no signs, no rumors, no strange events? Did Cardinal Egan know anything about these stories? Did he just find out today along with the rest of NY? Clark is a well know conservative who excoriated the sexual liberty of today's US culture from the pulpit of the cathedral and blamed the sex abuse crisis on homosexuality. This has all the ingredients of a huge scandal and our local papers will feast lustily.