Our underground correspondent on retainer in an Atlantic seaboard city that knows how to keep its secrets, Guy Noir - Private Eye, comments:
New York has produced some noble Catholic souls. Groeschel seems like he was one of them. His age, combined with his unfortunately tone-deaf comment on priest abuse (one that was to be absurdly inflated in our soundbite hyper-sensitive age of reporting) led to his marginalization these last few years. But his contributions are undeniable. I read his Healing the Original Wound way back when, on my way into the Church. It was blurbed by Thomas Howard and... Cardinal O'Connor! 20 some years ago, but like another century in some ways. I am going to pray for Groeschel, [and] for a new generation of souls to pick up the baton as so many larger-than-life faces pass on.