HLI’s Euteneuer Blasts Insinuations Against Pro-Life Bishop Martino as “Musings of Sick Media Minds”

Human Life International president Rev. Tom Euteneuer has fired back at Politics Daily writer David Gibson for his column disparaging the pro-life leadership of Scranton’s former bishop, Joseph Martino, following his retirement earlier this week. Euteneuer said that Martino’s insistence upon fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church, and his subsequent early retirement, symbolized if anything that “the battle for orthodoxy is literally ferocious in today’s Church, and it will be the dividing point between the sheep and the goats.” Martino, 63, announced Monday that he would leave his post because of “crippling” insomnia and fatigue caused by stress over the lack of “a clear consensus” among members of his diocese on his initiatives.