ProLifeCorner – 12-16-2015 – by Editor – UPDATED 12 17 2015 – We recently received a request to publish an open letter from the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative to Cardinal Wurel. Following is the letter that was sent with a link to further information concerning this incident.
This is a letter from a group of concerned Christians. The question at hand is simple. Why was Catholic journalist George Neumayr forcibly removed from your book signing at the book store of the National shrine when he did absolutely nothing wrong?
We know you have repeatedly said you will not ban Catholic politicians from receiving Holy communion (in opposition to Cannon 915), then it appears you called the police to have a Catholic journalist removed from Church property by the police.
Is being a faithful Catholic journalist, and in Mr. Neumayr’s case a very well respected one, grounds for being removed from Catholic Church property by armed police officers, while Catholic unrepentant and proudly pro-abortion politicians who vote for and make possible the vicious and brutal murder of millions of children welcomed?
Your Eminence, you can see this is a very confusing situation. Thank you very much for your considering this question. We hope to hear from you.
God bless you,
The Rockford Pro-Life Initiative
UPDATED 12 17 2015
This was posted by George Neumayr on facebook today:
Last night, Cardinal Wuerl, with the help of his flunkies within Opus Dei, had me once again escorted off a Church property by a police officer. The incident happened at the Catholic Information Center on K Street in Washington, D.C. around 6:45, after I merely introduced myself to the cardinal (privately, during the book-signing stage of the evening, not during the lecture or his question-and-answer session) and asked him simply: Why won’t you speak to me? This is obviously within my rights as a journalist and a Catholic. His goons then tried to bully me into leaving the bookstore, even pushing up against me. (They touched me; I didn’t touch them). I, of course, as a self-respecting journalist, refused to flee, saying, “I am a member of the press.” Wuerl’s devotees then showered me in condemnations and brown-nosing browbeatings of one kind or another. I stood my ground until a police officer arrived and escorted me out of the Opus Dei bookstore.
Needless to say, I have retained legal counsel and am considering civil and canonical lawsuits against Cardinal Donald Wuerl and potentially other parties. Expect coverage later today.
To protest Wuerl’s open abuse of power against me, please call Fr. Cortinovis, his personal secretary, with whom he shares his penthouse floor at 2200 California Street in Northwest Washington, at (301)853-4516.
To protest Opus Dei’s role in mistreating an orthodox Catholic journalist, call Fr. Arnie Panula, who pushed up against me repeatedly for no apparent reason and tried to browbeat me into leaving the bookstore for the non-offense of speaking privately to the cardinal about his stonewalling of my interview requests, at (202)783-2062. Don’t destroy last night’s records, Fr. Panula! That could constitute spoilation of evidence.