One of the things we find interesting about the uproar at St. Paul’s Dayton is the extent to which Dan McClain appears to project his own issues onto others. As in telling people that his wife is mentally ill—even as, from our vantage point, McClain himself appears to be a profoundly troubled soul.
That begs the question: if, as McClain asserts, his wife is the issue instead of him, why doesn’t he produce a psychological report to prove that he is mentally healthy?
We’d also note that, in divorce cases like this, it’s highly likely he’s already taken one.
So, leaving aside the fact it is spectacularly inappropriate for McClain, as a priest, to discuss anyone else’s mental health issues (and doubly so when it involves a family member), if he’s going to put that issue into play, he should be prepared for us and other onlookers to ask about his mental health.
That’s particularly the case when, as here, we hear allegations of exorcisms on his part and other behavior that suggests McClain has a loose connection with reality.
As always, we remind readers that these are all allegations and not statements of fact. But we believe there is ample reason to question McClain’s psychological stability. And we are willing to publish a psychological evaluation from McClain if we can verify that it comes from a legitimate source.
So until then, we ask a basic question: where is Daniel McClain’s psych eval? And again, we note that McClain has allegedly put this issue in play, so there’s no reason for him to balk.