Bishopa s beach houses leave parishio...

Bishopa s beach houses leave parishioners feeling burned

There are 9 comments on the Standard Speaker story from Oct 11, 2008, titled Bishopa s beach houses leave parishioners feeling burned. In it, Standard Speaker reports that:

Many people love to go to the beach, and the Most Rev. Edward P. Cullen is no exception.

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Minnesota Mary

Mankato, MN

#1 Oct 12, 2008
If you want to know a good Bishop, look for a poor bishop.
Bishop Darrell Ewell

Montclair, NJ

#2 Oct 13, 2008
I work full time outside of church and I can't afford a beach house. How can one justify that expense with schools and churches closing, families struggling to keep food on the table and yet they find enough to support the church they love so much.

Sell the beach house and apply the money to a catholic school program. Then the Bishop should rethink the vows he took.

I'm not a Catholic Bishop but have a couple of friends who are and they can't live like he does, the New York Archdiocese won't allow it.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#3 Oct 13, 2008
Bishop Darrell Ewell wrote:
I work full time outside of church and I can't afford a beach house. How can one justify that expense with schools and churches closing, families struggling to keep food on the table and yet they find enough to support the church they love so much.
Sell the beach house and apply the money to a catholic school program. Then the Bishop should rethink the vows he took.
I'm not a Catholic Bishop but have a couple of friends who are and they can't live like he does, the New York Archdiocese won't allow it.
It does look "bad", but it sound like his family is loaded.
Gretchen

Palm Coast, FL

#4 Oct 13, 2008
Bishop Darrell Ewell wrote:
I work full time outside of church and I can't afford a beach house. How can one justify that expense with schools and churches closing, families struggling to keep food on the table and yet they find enough to support the church they love so much.
Sell the beach house and apply the money to a catholic school program. Then the Bishop should rethink the vows he took.
I'm not a Catholic Bishop but have a couple of friends who are and they can't live like he does, the New York Archdiocese won't allow it.
Msgr. Eugene Clark has a beach house in Amagansett, LI and Egan thinks it's great!
Dan

Omaha, NE

#5 Oct 13, 2008
Bishop Darrell Ewell wrote:
I work full time outside of church and I can't afford a beach house. How can one justify that expense with schools and churches closing, families struggling to keep food on the table and yet they find enough to support the church they love so much.
Sell the beach house and apply the money to a catholic school program. Then the Bishop should rethink the vows he took.
I'm not a Catholic Bishop but have a couple of friends who are and they can't live like he does, the New York Archdiocese won't allow it.
Me neither, but I don't think that property ownership is a litmus test for morality, is it?
Jake

AOL

#6 Oct 13, 2008
I pray the next Bishop will be what you call a street Bishop, one who drops all the pretence,a soft but firm man of the Cloth, who knows the ins and outs of the laity, not just schooled in theology but one that lives the Word. We cant surmize what takes place in our Bishops mind we best not go there. For OUR souls sake. We will be judged by what we do and say, not for anyone else.Our Catholic walk is a hectic, burdensome one, in this day. We are all upset with the choices that were made,but Padre pio in his obedience became a Saint. arent we too try and at least reach for that. We are brothers and sister in Christ,we are encouraged to love on another, at times its a stressful burden, were to love our enemies do good to those that hate and persecute us, Yes, I have to work hard on that but we have to lean on one another. Sounds soapy I know, but this is the race we were given:
confused one

Lusby, MD

#7 Oct 13, 2008
He's apparently one rich bish. Wonder if he's familiar with the camel, eye of needle and rich man, heaven story Jesus supposedly told?

“Wait til next year”

Since: Dec 06

Brooklyn NY USA

#8 Oct 13, 2008
Bishop Darrell Ewell wrote:
I work full time outside of church and I can't afford a beach house. How can one justify that expense with schools and churches closing, families struggling to keep food on the table and yet they find enough to support the church they love so much.
Sell the beach house and apply the money to a catholic school program. Then the Bishop should rethink the vows he took.
I'm not a Catholic Bishop but have a couple of friends who are and they can't live like he does, the New York Archdiocese won't allow it.
What the hell business it of yours? He didn't take a vow of poverty. He didn't use a penny of diocesan money to pay for or maintain these properties. So why are your panties in a bunch?

“Wait til next year”

Since: Dec 06

Brooklyn NY USA

#9 Oct 13, 2008
Dan wrote:
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It does look "bad", but it sound like his family is loaded.
WHy does it look bad? What is that supposed to mean.
The man owns two homes in a beach community - so what?

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