Well, he is a well-known “name” priest, that’s what I mean by “celebrity priest”. People know him far and wide outside his specific area or diocese; it’s not necessarily a bad thing as long as he doesn’t lead people away from the faith or let his name recognition go to his head.
There have been and continue to be plenty of “celebrity priests” including Archbishop Sheen, Father Peyton, Father Coughlin, Father Feeney, Father Corapi, Fathers Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Father Heilman, Father Z, Father Martin, Father Blount, Monsignor Esseff, etc. Sheen and Peyton are up for sainthood. Coughlin, Feeney and Corapi fell from grace. I am sure they all touched or, in the case of the ones who are still active, continue to touch people’s lives.