I’m heartbroken. I’m demoralized. I don’t know how else to describe it. Allegations of misconduct have been made against the inimitable American Catholic priest, author, and speaker, Fr. George Rutler.
He has denied the accusations. An investigation is ongoing. But no matter what, this feels like a kick in the teeth.
I’ll return to his story in a moment. First, I want to take the lay of the land.