Before Monsignor Eugene Clark became embroiled in a sex scandal of his own, he made headlines in 2002 when he blamed gays for sex scandals in the Roman Catholic Church.[Ernie Garcia. LINK. Aug 11, 2005]
Now, Eastchester resident Philip DeFilippo is accusing Clark of having an affair with his wife, Laura DeFilippo, Clark's longtime secretary. The allegations surfaced in divorce papers filed last week in Westchester County Family Court.
Clark has served on the boards of several organizations, including the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University.
G.K. Chesterton has a few words about hypocrisy:
We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity. We ought to be interested in that darkest and most real part of a man in which dwell not the vices that he does not display, but the virtues that he cannot. And the more we approach the problems of human history with this keen and piercing charity, the smaller and smaller space we shall allow to pure hypocrisy of any kind.[GKC. Heretics, Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants. 1908]