Her bishop, Paul Bootkoski, had the temerity to claim that those blogging about her being fired are misrepresenting the situation.
Well, of course, it all depends on the definition of fired and the definition of lied. Jannuzzi has taught for over thirty years and is now booted from the classroom, and told by diocesan lawyers that there is no way she will be teaching again next year. That sure sounds like being fired to me.
But the diocese keeps spinning the story and the latest is that no personnel decisions for next year have been finalized. Anyone following the story must be dizzy at this point. It reminds me of Cardinal Kasper at the Extraordinary Synod claiming he didn't say what he said about the African bishops until the audio tape appeared when he claimed he did say what he said, but it was off the record.
"Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive."
As for Bishop Bootkoski, perhaps he is vulnerable on this issue. Randy Engle, a serious catholic researcher, left this comment on the Angel Queen website a few days ago:
March 25, 2015 at 12:10 PMIs Patti Jannuzzi suffering the penalty of speaking a politically incorrect truth in a diocese headed by a bishop who is compromised and vulnerable on this issue? It is certainly a legitimate question in view of the past several decades that revealed active homosexuals in the priesthood and episcopacy and homosexualists (heterosexuals who enable and advance the homosexual agenda) who worked hard covering up clergy sex abuse and perpetuating active homosexuality.
In my book, The Rite of Sodomy which was published in 2006, I have a lengthy section on the homosexual activities of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The morals charge against McCarrick are longstanding and have since been verified by Dr. Richard Sipe, among others. As I note in my Epilogue, Bishop Paul Bootkowski , who was consecrated by McCarrick, was accused of having a homosexual relationship with Father Alfonso de Condorpusa of the Newark Diocese. Over the years my charges of sodomy against McCarrick and his homosexual offspring has never been challenged. Homosexual bishops and cardinals are blackmailable and make a perfect propaganda conduit for homosexual groups seeking to undermine the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. Randy Engel
Pray for Bishop Bootkoski and all involved in this scandalous debacle especially Patti Jannuzzi and her family. That tangled web will require plenty of prayer to unravel. You can contact Bishop Bootkoski at:
Erin Friedlander, Director
Office of Communications and Public Relations
Tara Smith, Public Relations Assistant
(732) 562-1990 ext. 1405
Fax: (732) 562-0969
Fax: (732) 562-0969