Puzzled by reporting on priest’s defamation case

To the Editor: I read the Union Leader and your recent article of a New Hampshire priest’s defamation lawsuit, quite frankly, has me puzzled.

Your description into his family background and questioning the ownership of a home were uncalled for. If the church cannot comment on a priest’s personal property ownership, what gives you the right to expose it? Why does his ability to own a home have any bearing whatsoever?

Observing his private property from the lake was disrespectful and opens the door to further invasion of his mother’s existence there, not to mention perhaps her safety. Why was it important to you to publicly announce there is a disabled older woman living on the property?

While his lawsuit with St. Michael Media has caused defamation of his character, I strongly feel your article is just as damaging and don’t understand the reasoning.

LINDA VARELA

Concord

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