Or rather no doubt make the ears of his staff ring since I suspect that Bishop Bootkoski will not be picking up the phone himself. The Lepanto Institute is doing what I am sure bishops truly hate: exposing them when they cravenly crawl in reaction to “outrage” when Catholic teaching is supported by a Catholic teacher:
Bishop Paul Bootkoski is playing defense these days, as a series of radio commercials urge Catholic faithful around the country to call the bishop and ask why a Catholic schoolteacher may lose her job for rejecting arguments for gay “marriage” on her private Facebook page.
The Lepanto Institute, headed by Michael Hichborn, aired two radio ads during the Rush Limbaugh’s and Sean Hannity’s radio shows on WOR on two days. “It’s wrong that a Catholic school teacher is fired for defending Catholic teachings on a Facebook post,” he said.
Last Friday’s ad encouraged listeners to “call Bishop Bootkoski now, 732-562-1990” and “ask him whose side he’s on: Catholics who defend our faith or Hollywood liberals who mock it.”
“Tell Bishop Bootkoski to put our values ahead of political correctness,” he said.
Another ad that ran yesterday accused the bishop of “trying to cover up her firing.”
Controversy and confusion has surrounded Patricia Jannuzzi who – depending on whose story you believe – is or was a 57-year-old teacher of theology at Immaculata High School in New Jersey.
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Most Reverend Paul G. Bootkoski, DD
Diocese of Metuchen
146 Metlars Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 562-1990 ext. 1711
Go here to read my original post on this travesty. So Catholic teachers, even on their own time away from school, can no longer defend Catholic teaching? Keep those calls, e-mails, cards and letters going to Bootkoski. He has earned them.