January 27, 2006

Bishop's future? Talk with Maida

The Detroit News

DETROIT -- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and Detroit Cardinal Adam Maida are expected to meet soon regarding his future at St. Leo's Catholic Church and the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Gumbleton, one of Metro Detroit's longest-serving and politically outspoken priests, has offered his resignation as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Gumbleton's resignation follows a Vatican mandate that requires bishops to resign their offices at the age of 75. Gumbleton turned 76 Thursday. ...

Earlier this month, Gumbleton revealed he was abused by a priest when he was a student at Sacred Heart Seminary 60 years ago. Gumbleton made the announcement Jan. 12 to voice his support for legislation pending in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York which would extend the statute of limitations of one year for those seeking to file lawsuit over alleged incidents by priests.

Posted by kshaw at January 27, 2006 08:54 AM