Reverse Course: Don’t Buy The Media Spin

Over the weekend, I posted a link to a Toronto Star article which covered the mysterious disappearance of Bishop James Wingle, the Ordinary of St. Catharines.

After some reflection on the article from that liberal rag and the things that were said in it, and after some discussion with some friends about Bishop Wingle, I want to publicly distance myself from any innuendo surrounding Bishop Wingle that my blog post might have caused.

Please pray for the good Bishop.  The lavendar mafia in the Church is well entrenched and exacting a terrible price on good men.

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And speaking of bizarre, do you not find it strange that Fr. Tom Rosica went off the wagon with this statement?


“It doesn’t smell right,” says Rosica, a Toronto-based member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, which advises the Pope on, among other things, how to handle sex abuse scandals.

“When the (resignation) announcement came out, I had a number of bishops phoning me and say, ‘What the hell is going on?’ And I said, ‘You’re asking me!’ ”


Is this the proper disposition and language for an official spokesperson for the Catholic Church? 

What the hell is going on?” 

Tsk, tsk, Father. Such crude language for someone normally careful and calculating.  Such an overreaction.

In fact, I think there is a story within a story here.

Let’s get to the root of the story:

1) Who tipped the Toronto Star reporters off that Bishop Wingle was not around anymore?

2) What pressure was put on Bishop Wingle to resign and where did it come from? 

Something doesn’t smell right, but it’s not coming from where the wind is blowing.

2 thoughts on “Reverse Course: Don’t Buy The Media Spin

  1. Fr Rosica has an unpleasant history of attacking prolifers and lifesite news. Why would anyone think he would stop there? I ask: is he trying to manipulate our thoughts against a bishop, especially a well liked bishop known for his orthodoxy? It doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibilities to me.

    I went online to refresh my memory:

    Bishop Wingle: http://tiny.cc/24syt and his three beautiful videos: http://tiny.cc/24syt
    Father Rosica: http://tiny.cc/5mycx

    In my opinion Fr. Rosica, a seasoned television personality, worded his interview with secular media carefully to almost guarantee journalists would think scandal. And so the feeding frenzy began.

    I have no reason not to believe Bishop Wingle when he wrote in his public letter of resignation that he was leaving for sabbatical because of his lack of stamina. Lord knows how difficult it must be to keep up with the demands of his diocese and deal with a runaway media, fifth columns and vipers.

  2. I have a question that may seem unfair by its implications but I am very curious to know:

    Until recently, Bishop Wingle was the President of the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops and as such did he oversee Salt and Light Television?

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