Straight Talk from Bishop Gumbleton

Bishop Gumbleton, retired Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and recently ousted pastor of St. Leo parish in Detoit, told his parishioners this past Sunday why he thinks he was removed from the parish. “I’m sure,” he said, “that it’s because of the openness with which I spoke out last January concerning victims of sex abuse in the church.” Gumbleton is not new to controversy or problems with the church hierarchy. He has advocated on behalf of the poor, peace advocates, and social justice.