Tale of two suspended priests

Tale of two suspended priests

This Arizona newspaper looks at the interesting tale of two priests in the Phoenix diocese who have been suspended, albeit for different reasons. I do have to wonder up front whether the Arizona Republic is just looking for something to write about or whether there really is a story here.

In any case, it’s about Msgr. Dale Fushek, the founder of Life Teen and diocesan chancellor who was recently suspended after a strange allegation that he was in the room 20 years ago when a seminarian sodomized a boy. On the other side, it’s Fr. John Cunningham, a well-known liberal suspended recently for monkey business with the Mass and allegations of financial improprieties.

The only connection so far seems to be that Cunningham’s brother is a lawyer who represented a guy who settled out of court on an old abuse claim against Fushek.