With his friendly politician's demeanor, empty promises, and superficial gestures, Wall is a man who truly missed his calling by being born at the wrong time.
Soon after he was installed as bishop, Wall issued a news release promising to conduct a thorough review of the Gallup Diocese's personnel files to determine which clergy, living or deceased, were sexual abusers.
But after more than three years, it is clear Wall has fallen short of all those hopes.
The Gallup Diocese still needs an internal cleaning, it's still facing the same problems it faced when Wall arrived, its divisions are still unhealed, naughty reunion Termine 2014 and Wall's chancery has demonstrated less honesty and transparency than the chancery of the late Bishop Donald.Gallup (NM the Gallup Independent, editorial, friday, August 10, 2012.In a September 2009 interview, Wall said the "best practice" in facing clergy abuse allegations is to make public announcements in all the priest's former parishes to help other abuse victims come forward.Last month Wall celebrated a special Mass on Tekakwitha's Feast Day.Through Wall's actions and inaction, it is clear he is neither a strong leader - spiritually or otherwise - and he has shown no moral courage.But like the politician that he is, Wall excels at empty promises and superficial gestures.The Gallup chancery made much of the fact that Wall, a non-Indian, was born on the Navajo Nation and lived there briefly as a baby - as if that would somehow make him a good bishop of this diocese.When Wall arrived here in 2009, he was widely welcomed by everyone - Catholics and non-Catholics alike.Instead, Wall placed Boland on ice in a house in Gallup for more than a year and then allowed Boland to flee back to Ireland.Wall has had the opportunity to make those announcements, but he - has failed to.In October, he will lead a pilgrimage group, kostenlos Homosexuell dating keine Anmeldung including some local Native American Catholics, to Tekakwitha's canonization in Rome.But the Diocese of Gallup needs more than just a nice guy or a good politician as its bishop.Wall has also not fulfilled any of the promises made by the previous chancery, such as the promise to report newly made allegations against living priests to local law enforcement.He promised to make public the results of that review and publish the names of abusers on the diocesan website.Apparently, Wall believes Maikowski's church in Page, Ariz.Wall has turned a blind eye to Maikowski's countless ethical and boundary issue violations and ignored the many complaints lodged against Maikowski by devout Catholic parents and community members.
Maikowski, Gallup's reigning dysfunctional priest who has brought a series of scandals to the diocese.