Accusing Cardinal Tobin of having an affair with an Italian actor.
George Neumayr has discovered who Tobin’s “baby” is. It is the Italian actor Francesco Castiglione, who – get this – is LIVING IN TOBIN’S RECTORY...
Neumayr is the guy Bishop Morlino said to beware of. No need to wonder why, with this salacious gossip. Barnhardt's writing is vulgar and contemptuous, and indecen, she begins the article: 'The filthy faggot Cardinal of Newark, New Jersey.'
The very idea of Tobin having an affair with the Italian actor is laughable. This is exactly the same level of calumny passing as investigative journalism on which Vigano probably based many of his own conclusions.
Aside from the disturbing scandal-ridden, so-called journalism, what I find troubling is that many people follow Neumayr online, and to my surprise, some very solid people link to him, friend him on FB, and share his stories. I don't really know who he is and never read him unless someone sends me a link. Barnhardt shows up on one news aggregate and so I'll sometimes click to read her outlandish commentary. Again, I'm surprised she has people - even priests - who read and actually support her. Former online 'friends' continue to do so as well and actually believe what she writes.
I won't link to these people of course, I'm just noting that much of the scandal is fed by this type of crack-pottery online. As Ouellet wrote to Vigano, "I cannot understand how could you have allowed yourself to be convinced of this monstrous and unsubstantiated accusation."
Beware Neumayr and Barnhardt.
Ed. Note: I neglected to note Castiglione is reportedly a house guest at Tobin's residence while he studies at Seton Hall. Interpreting that to mean he is having an affair/sex with Tobin is a monstrous, unsubstantiated accusation. It's wicked and slanderous gossip. This is why bishop's and diocesan spokesmen refuse to talk to so-called journalists like Neumayr or Voris.