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Newark Star Ledger - June 17, 2009
Letter To The Editor
God only knows
We all know politicians have no regard for an individual unless he or she has a bloc of voters that can tilt the scales. We all know that a friend might look the other way rather than run the risk of stepping up as the Good Samaritan. Yet we take comfort in our God, our church, and our archbishop -- that is, until he fails to live up to his word.
Despite an earlier promise, Archbishop John Myers is evicting Monsignor Joseph Granato from St. Lucy's parish in Newark ("A pastor's retirement has set the earl of Essex against His Excellency," June 4). For those of us who have known the monsignor, he has been our counselor, the man who buried our parents, the man who christened our children, the man who guided us through pain and suffering and the man who brought Catholics together in marriage and in faith. For us, he is the personification of our church.
Now we have an archbishop who has us confused. Is he a politician? Is he one who shuns the little people? Only God truly knows.
All we know is that he reneged on a promise, a gift he gave to the parishioners of St. Lucy's that he has either forgotten or never intended. That would make him a prevaricator, a spinner of yarns.
Geri Roatti, Nutley
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT