Is this shades of the Raymond Lahey sudden departure? in that instance a precursor to charges of possession ands distribution of child pornography.
Or, perhaps shades of the 2009 departure of the Bishop of Norway? Only now, with the ssex abuse scandal erupting on alll fronts, are the faithful in Norway learning that Bishop Georg Mueller is a sexual predator whose past caught up to him.
So why the sudden departure of Bishop Wingle? We shall have to bide our time. And perhaps best we in Canada not hold our collective breath. I have a vague recollection of Bishop James Hayes’ premature resignation from his seat in Halifax Nova Scotia. I don’t recall any reason, and I do recall that shortly thereafter Hayes was on a bit of jaunti teaching one and all how to cremate and bury our dearly departed loved ones.
There were others. Who are they? My mind has been on Cornwall for so long I have to brush up on the rest of Canada. So, help me out here those of you who remember premature resignations of Canadian bishops.
I am going to dig up a few odds and ends to post about Wingle. For example, DOB: 23 September 1946. Far too young to retire. And no indication of serious physical ailment in his letter to the faithful.
Also, Wingle is a Pembroke boy. He was born in Pembroke, raised in Eganville.
He was a late vocation. Ordained Apri 1977.
More to come