Talk:Richard Cushing

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According to James Carroll, "In the early 1950s, Cushing forced one of the great changes in Catholic theology by excommunicating Father Leonard Feeney for preaching on Boston Common that 'there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church.'... Feeney confidently appealed to Rome, forcing the Vatican to take a position on the question. When the Vatican supported Cushing and upheld the excommunication of Feeney, the long-held doctrine of Catholic exclusivism was overturned." - Boston Globe, 12/19/2005

Carroll is not a mainstream source on Catholicism. Such a statment needs to be balanced. --Samuel J. Howard 05:01, 3 January 2006 (UTC)


Does anyone know if the now-closed Cardinal Cushing College in Brookline, Mass. was named after Cushing? It seems logical, especially given the location, but I can't find a source. Beginning 17:02, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

I think the answer should be obvious. HOT L Baltimore 10:19, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

I rv some anonymous vandal's edits on 26 October 2006.HOT L Baltimore 10:19, 26 October 2006 (UTC)


The section here on Feeney was obviously written by a wild Feeney-fan, and needs to be reworked. Feeney was a heretic in the eyes of Rome, not just a political pain in the butt (and whatever influence he might have had on politics was miniscule anyway). The rest of the article seems to be flavored by a Cushing fan.HarvardOxon 04:25, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

I agree that it seems way too off balance. The claim by an earlier commentor seems to place undue weight AGAINST James Carroll, but, according to WP:V it's a verifiable statement that Carroll said what he said. Additionally, I'm sure there must be other sources regarding the Vatican's decision.-- 15:10, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Still unbalanced?[edit]

I have made a large amount of edits to the Cardinal's article, and as far as I can see, there does not seem to still exist any biased remarks. However, before removing the label, I wanted to see if anybody else had anything to say. Tajm, 20 April 2007, 17:31 (UTC)

I have just read this article and would like to see evidence that Cushing had any black mark against his name that would indicate sexual assault. The discussion in the priesthood section hints at such an issue, in such a way as to make an implication without any evidence. No sources are cited. This seems to me extremely biased. ````SSM 12/15/11


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Unproven Insinuation of Improper Behavior[edit]

The sentence "In modern times, these multiple transfers, within a short period of time, and particularly the request for transfer outside the United States, would lead to speculation that the priest requesting such transfers was guilty of sexual misconduct and was being reassigned so that his deeds would avoid detection" is a very clear insinuation of a situation for which absolutely no evidence has been provided - not even a documented rumor. I personally have never heard even a rumor about him.

I am new here and not very experienced, and do not want to start an editing war; however it is not clear to me why someone more experienced and authorative than I has not removed this sentence.

Furthermore, trying to associate the behavior of Cardinal Law with that of Cardinal Cushing - even if by merely mentioning the former's name and behavior, is beyond questionable. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mlavie (talkcontribs) 13:06, 12 February 2012 (UTC)