Myers should‘ve thrown out Monsignor Doran, Fr. Michael Fugee’s ecclesiastical supervisor. Instead of the administering the full weight of justice, Myers demoted him. This is only after Myers was being publicly called out for protecting predators, on more than one occasion. In fact Myers knew about allegations against one of his priests and allowed that man to serve as the chaplain of my high school. Said chaplain was my religion teacher my sophomore year of high school.
You might be wondering why Myers protects predators. Myers is a gay man – this is well known among US bishops, and among Newark seminarians and priests. Deviant priests frequently blackmail gay bishops into keeping their secrets quiet. Myers must have a lot to keep quiet about himself, as he has spent the majority of his archbishop-ship covering up the scandal that is the Archdiocese of Newark. I have no sympathy for the man who cannot face the world truthfully, and therefore retreats to the priesthood to avoid the realities of living as a gay person. There is an entire class of gay men who are perpetrators by association, who desecrate the Gospel with their inaction. Then there are those who are gay and who tamper with the innocence of children; I am not certain if Myers falls into the latter camp. I know that he had a relationship with the sculptor who produced a statue for a basillica back when he was bishop of Peoria, Illinois. In the priesthood, it doesn’t matter if the relationship is consensual – if it can cause it scandal its worth covering up.
I also know that Myers is a fan of throwing lavish, gay sex parties. He has in the past, down the Jersey shore, a favorite vacation spot for clerics in the tri-state area. Unfortunately the shore has been the site of many instances of clerical sexual abuse.
These gay men will be judged by the community they rejected and by the world at large.