BISHOP: WE’LL TALK (Murphy agrees to meet with priests about the diocese’s future)

More than 50 Catholic priests expressing sadness and a sense of desperation have signed a letter to Bishop William Murphy asking for a meeting to address what they describe as widespread dissatisfaction and a lack of confidence in his leadership among the clergy and laity in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  Murphy quickly agreed to the meeting after he learned about and saw a copy of the extraordinary petition being circulated from rectory to rectory last month.