Local boy makes good: New Hampshire gets a new bishop from Queens

Well, he was born in Queens, anyway. Details: New Hampshire’s 300,000 Roman Catholics have a new leader. The Vatican on Monday named the Rev. Peter Anthony Libasci to succeed Bishop John McCormack as bishop of the Diocese of Manchester. The 59-year-old Libasci is New York City native ordained in 1978 who most recently served as [Read More...]

NH namecalling: now, the bishop is labeled a "scumbag"

The era of civility continues. Read on: Conservative leaders began to step in Wednesday to try to quell the simmering controversy over House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt’s attack against Roman Catholic Bishop John McCormack as a “pedophile pimp.” While Bettencourt has apologized for his comments and was planning to meet privately with McCormack today, other [Read More...]

NH legislator calls bishop "a pedophile pimp" — UPDATED

It happened on his Facebook page, and was duly reported by the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire: House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt this morning wrote on his Facebook page that Catholic Bishop John McCormack is a “pedophile pimp” with “absolutely no moral credibility to lecture anyone.” McCormack spoke yesterday at a State House rally where [Read More...]