You might have heard that His Excellency, the Most Reverend Donald E. Pelotte suffered serious injuries last week (please keep Bishop Pelotte in your prayers).
The Bishop of Gallup says the injuries resulted from a fall down the stairs in his home. Many are questioning how such injuries could result from falling down carpeted stairs, despite his insistence of a fall.
Nevertheless, the police have accepted what Bishop Pelotte says and are not investigating the incident further.
The Gallup Independent is unhappy with this turn of events, going so far as to rebuke the police department. Why? Because of concern for the Bishop's safety? Sadly, not really.
The editor is upset because "Catholic officials ignored reports of child sexual abuse within the Gallup Diocese in the past." The Independent believes the Bishop is lying to the police and to everyone else (though how the two situations go together is beyond me).
But the Diocese of Gallup is not simply telling lies, according to the Independent, but "false truths" as well.
If the Diocese is providing false truths, this is indeed something of which we ought to be concerned. But, then again, what exactly is a false truth?