Bishop of Covington does a 180, apologizes. | 1/25/2019 | View all posts by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf →

Say you set out on an errand by foot to the post office. Trudge trudge trudge. Suddenly you realize that you made a bad turn and you are going in the wrong direction. Someone might say, “Hey, buddy! If you are going to the post office, it’s that way.” Time after time, the neighbors helpfully offer, “Yo! It’s that way! You’re going the wrong direction!” What do you do? Do you keep going on the same, errant, direction? Or do you stop, turn around, go back to where you made the mistake and correct your way?

Most of us would retrace our steps and correct our course.

Today - Site - WCPO - Cincinnati - Bp

Today at the site of WCPO of Cincinnati, we read that Bp. Foys of Covington has at last done a 180 to retrace his step and get back on the right course.

COVINGTON, Ky. — Diocese of Covington Bishop Roger Foys apologized Friday afternoon for issuing a premature statement about a group of Covington Catholic High School students’ interactions with Native American activists Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Statement - Responsibility - Nicholas - Sandmann - Family

“We should not have allowed ourselves to be bullied and pressured into making a statement prematurely, and we take full responsibility for it,” he wrote. “I especially apologize to Nicholas Sandmann and his family as well as to all CovCath families who have felt abandoned during this ordeal. Nicholas unfortunately has become the face of these allegations based on video clips.

“This is not fair. It is not just.”

Sandmann - Group - Covington - Catholic - Students

Sandmann, 16, was among a group of Covington Catholic students who had traveled to the capital for the anti-abortion March for Life. While waiting for buses outside the Lincoln Memorial, they became involved in a back-and-forth shouting match with members of a fringe religious group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites. The BHI, who believe they are the “true” Jewish people and are...
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