How Have Others Responded to Removal of Faculties as Priest?

by Steve Ray on June 20, 2011

In the book Padre Pio: The True Story by Bernard Ruffin, he recounts that after Vespers on June 11, 1931, Padre Raffaele summoned Pio to the friary parlor to read the decree received, without comment:

“Padre Pio is to be stripped of all faculties of his priestly ministry except the faculty to celebrate the Holy Mass, which he may continue to do provided it is done in private, within the walls of the friary, in the inner chapel, and not publicy in church”.

The saint’s response:

“God’s will be done,”…then he covered his eyes with his hands, lowered his head, and murmured, “The will of the authorities is the will of God.”

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Carlos Limongi June 20, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Please, someone show this “Mr.” Corapi…

John June 20, 2011 at 3:46 PM

If we are going to measure our spiritual lives to the saints we are all going to be sorry. I’m sure Fr. Corapi is well aware of the sanctity of Padre Pio and others who were in similar circumstances. Perhaps we should heed some other advice given which is to remove the beam from our own eyes before trying to get the splinter out of someone else’s. I’m sure you would appreciate a priest telling you in the confessional that you know what so and so saint did in your situation, why can’t you be like him or her.

Mary O'Brien June 20, 2011 at 3:58 PM

I have always understood that priests are human, just like you and me. They make mistakes, just like you and me.
I consider the priestly acceptance of Church authority as an indicator of a heart and soul wishing to please God.

Kevin June 20, 2011 at 4:26 PM

http://theblacksheepdog.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/unleashed_ep106-20-11.mp3

That’s what John Corapi did as opposed to St. Pio.

tyler_durden June 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Wow…now if that isn’t humbling nothing is. I can imagine the hurt Padre Pio felt and still he was obedient, and docile. That short story of the Saintly priest speaks volumes. That’s enough to bring tears to the eyes.

mgseamanjr June 20, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Steve:
You mentioned how other “priests” (plural) responded to removal of faculties but then mentioned only one, a great saint. Maybe you also had in mind the Rev. Charles Murphy, a falsely accused priest who died recently of a “broken heart” (http://www.patheos.com/community/deaconsbench/2011/06/15/falsely-accused-priest-dies-of-a-broken-heart/).

Bruce June 20, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Yes, this is one way. Is it the only way? I ask honestly to learn what options there are. Is the silent acceptance a requirement per Church laws, or just admirable?

Michael June 20, 2011 at 9:27 PM

My thoughts exactly,Padre Pio used his weapon, his rosary. It seems that Corapi has lost his.

susanb June 20, 2011 at 9:30 PM

It’s not fair to apply Padre Pio to Corapi. The circumstances are TOTALLY different.

Miguel June 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Maybe we should work on ourselves instead of telling “Mr.” Corapi how to act or should act. Padre Pio’s reaction is one of many in the myriad of saints of Holy Mother Church who have faced injustice.

The devil is laughing. Not at Corapi’s decision but at the reaction of the members of Our Catholic Faith. Abortion is rampant, GBLT groups are making headway and slowly but surely removing the Christian Faith from the public square, our Young people are losing sense of faith and morals. And what are we doing? Coming out swinging at a priest whom, as far as we know, has done nothing wrong or contrary to whatever God may be calling him. I would love to see the same passion from the blogosphere for our young, our confused mothers how are thinking about aborting or about the GBLT’s Agenda to indoctrinate society. Let’s get the fight right.

patrick wells June 20, 2011 at 10:09 PM

You could use this for every decision of a bishop or priest over his particular area of governance. Even the evil decisions. Even the Borgia Popes. Even the decision to cover up the pederast priests’ actions and to allow them further access to victims.

Bishops are not infalliable in their exercise of spiritual authority. Not ever decision of theirs qualifies as an exercise of the Ordinary Magisterium of the Church.

In matters of personnel and administration they obviously can make mistakes and do. Every single one.

Plus it sure seems creepy to have the actions of a canonized saint to be thrown in the face of someone facing a legal fight in both canon and civil arenas.

If YOU were brought to court or had someone you fired from your business take defamatory and illegal maneuvers against you would you instead of fighting them before the canon and civil courts say: \God’s will be done\ cover your eyes with your hands, lowered your head, and murmur, “The will of the authorities is the will of God.”?

I think not. Not even in small claims court would you do that.

Richard W Comerford June 21, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Re: Obediance

Padre Pio was a member of a religious order who had taken the triple monastic vow of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Corapi is a member of a Society of Apostolic Life (“SOLT”). He is not a member of a religious order. A member of a Society of Apostolic Life does not take vows nor does he necessarily live in community. SOLT has suspended Corapi from his active priestly ministry. Corapi has accepted the suspension. He no longer is an active priest.

God bless

Richard W Comerford

pete June 21, 2011 at 1:51 AM

Attacks on one’sf reputation require quick a quick and forceful response; Fr . C’s recourse to civil law ASSURES JUST THAT. The accuser can not hide behind ecclesiastical proceedure which is notoriously slow, taking years, sometimes decades to decide. People have a strong tendency to believe false charges generally anyway for many different reassons. Fr. C. has to act fast to be able to be faithful to his vocation to speak out.

Remember, he’s in his late 60s. He can not be expected to let some destructive couple shut him up. In his case his charism is the prophetic telling the truth.

Shades of Savonarola! (btw St Philip Neri thought the latter was right and falsely condemned!).

SOLT has CHANGED the Founder’s idea of letting certain members of the society live outside community
if they can support themselves, so as to persue their charism. Fr. C. can certainly say this is NOT THE FOUNDER’S MIND NOR WHAT HE SIGNED UP FOR WHEN HE WAS ADMITTED.

The Church has to learn from experience how it makes mistakes. Perhaps this will bring a just balance to the process.

The FLAW in the U.S.Bishops’ 2002 proceedures is to suspend immediately and THEN MAKE AN INQUIRY AS TO CREDIBILITY. This is BACKWARDS. Especially in matters of reputation,

Fr. Basil June 21, 2011 at 2:03 AM

One big difference:

St. Pio was “stripped” of all his faculties except that of celebrating Mass privately. (This may have been done to keep his stigmata from being a cause of wonderment to the people, and in God’s providence to protect him from pride.)

John Corapi was merely suspended from active ministry pending an investigation.

Big difference.

However, I suggest we all pray to St. Nectarios of Pentapolis, a victim of groundless charges and ecclesiastical politics, for justice to be done to all concerned in this sad story.

Dave Gravy June 21, 2011 at 11:21 AM

The Holy Church is filled with humans and humans have many faults. The devil uses these faults and attempt in every way to break the church apart. The evil one has been attempting to corrupt and destroy all that God has made. Did not the devil himself manipulate Peter to attempt to persuade our Lord to walk away from God’s desire. Not to fear though. God and His Church will survive and will NOT teach falsehoods. And one day, God will reclaim all that is His and will throw away all that is not. We all have been given free will and with this come the price. People are always asking the question, “What is in it for me?” The devil uses greed to control us and to cause us to sin. All sins come out of self greed. I care more about me than I care about anyone including God and what He wants. We are at war with evil. It has been predicted many times through out history by Our Lady that the Church would have corruption in it and that we need to pray to God for the Church, the Pope and each other. It is only through prayer that we can fight the evil one. We must open ourselves to God and his way and be obedient to His will. At times we may not see the truth but we must have faith that God will never leave us. It is only we who leave God. Padre Pio was a wonderful individual. Once could even call him a super saint. He was tested to the extreme, yet in the end God did not leave him and he did not leave God. Turn to our Holy Mother and pray for her to intercede for us as Padre Pio did constantly.

Black June 21, 2011 at 11:44 AM

According to his Order a NEW constitution, a different way of life had been established for members. Quote ”All the money we make is turned over to the society, which gives us an allowance.”,………,,,, The “The Black-Sheep Dog” title was established over a year ago. The filing was made April 8, 2010, For me Fr Coprai saw the writing on the wall and accusation or no accusation I believe he decided he was leaving his ministry as his way of life took precedent over everything – even if the case was proven in his favour he had much to lose ….also I have always been uncomfortable with idea of a priest having a gun under their pillow and using that gun when danger threats – as he did and he stated that he did – to find that his accuser is selling his Rosary beads on the web to raise funds so that she can set up her own ministry speaks volumes about the accuser – Further To set up ones own ministry as Fr Coprai is doing outside the Church to attack those in the Church smacks of Martin Luther – To tell people to call him blacksheepdog and not Father for me spits on his vocation and in the face of Christ – we may not have heard the last of FR Coprai but his behaviour has caused harm to the Church – he is a very intelligent man and he knew exactly what he was doing – In all situation the one thing that Jesus told the saints obedience, – obedience is most pleasing – I will pray for him yes – but I honestly say after his behaviour – better out of the Church than in it

Fr. Jay Finelli June 21, 2011 at 12:51 PM

I think that Padre Pio and Fr. Corapi’s circumstances are much difference and can not be compared.

On another point, if we want to go on the actions of the saints, it’t time for everyone to stop criticizing priests. St. Francis would be the first to tell everyone to knock it off. When asked about a priest who had a concubine, he knelt before the priest, kissed his hands and said: “All I know is that these hands bring me the body of Christ.”

Steve Ray June 21, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Padre Pio and Fr. Corapi CAN and should be compared. St. Pio was obedient, humble, and suffered rather than bolt off on his own to satisfy his own personal and self-preservation. What is most important to God? Obedience. Like I stay with my wife even if things are rough, a priest is in violation of his convenant and vows if he walks away. Pio obeyed and stayed; Corapi wilted and ran.

The priest that St. Francis honored with a kiss on the hand was still an acting priest who was in sin. This case is quite different and I doubt St. Francis would honor blatant disobedience, rejection of the superiors, and giving up the priesthood. Not even close. And the hands of John Corapi will never again give us the Eucharist because of his self-serving decision to rebel and run – even causing a schism.

And I find it interesting that many who chant “We must support our priests,” are quite willing to go about criticizing the bishops. Hypocritical in my estimation. I am not saying you do this, but many do.

Richard W Comerford June 21, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Re: Obedience: Padre Pio vs Corapi

It should again be pointed out that obedience is based on prior obligation. Padre Pio was a religious who had taken the triple vows in imitation of Christ’s life. He complied with an order based on said vows.

Corapi is not a religious. He has taken no vows. Corapi’s legitimate Superior ordered Corapi to suspend his active priestly ministry. Corapi has complied with his Superior’s order. He has also chosen not to contest it.

God bless

Richard W Comerford

Steve Ray June 21, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Obedience IS based on prior obligation. A priest has obligation! He is obligated to his bishop; but who is Corapi’s bishop? He seems to have avoided subjection to any bishop. He lives in Montana. No faculties there. He is a member of SOLT (of which he has obligation) in Corpus Christi but is not under that bishop. Who is his bishop? Is he a Long Ranger out on his own without any authority?

As a priest he does have obligation to a bishop. As a member of SOLT he has obligation there too. The SOLT is updating their rules and Corapi appears to not like them. They want him to live in community but he won’t give up his freedom and “stuff” (like $3 million, a Harley, a Mercedes, guns, a nice house in Montana, a boat and more.

He obviously thinks he has vows because he complied to some degree with the SOLT superior. You say he has complied? Not quite. He has completely defied the superior by “one-upping” him and quitting the priesthood. “There, take that!”

And I hope you are not one that says “support our priests” while at the same time considering it quite fashionable to criticize the bishops. I don’t suspect you are, but there are many who do.

Fr. Corapi has put his own self in front of his loyalty to the Church. He is doing much damage, causing division and he should be ashamed of himself and so should anyone who gives aid or comfort.

Richard W Comerford June 21, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Re Obedience III – Who is Corapi’s Bishop?

Corapi is a member of SOLT, a Diocesan Society of Apostolic Life, which comes under the supervision of the Bishop of Corpus Christi – Mulvey. Corapi was ordered by his SOLT Superior to suspend his active priestly ministry. Corapi has obediently complied. Mulvey’s predecessor as Bishop is an enthusiastic supporter of Corapi and his controversial actions. See https://abyssum.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/a-few-thoughts-on-father-corapis-announcement-yesterday.

God bless

Richard W Comerford

Steve Ray June 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM

You can have the last word. I am not wanting to be disagreable, but I see great problems here and most Catholics I know in leadership and influence agree. Fr. Corapi has closed the door behind him, burned his bridges and his “act of obedience” is in reality an act of one-up-manship and disobedience. He is not willing to lose his freedom, ego and stuff. It is a sad day and a divisive day. You can have the last word.

I love you brother and respect your love for God, the Church and the priests. But on this one we disagree.

Steve Ray June 21, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Here is an interesting video clip where “Fr. Corapi” instructs “John Corapi.” I just hope he listens.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJcHoJxEcN0&feature=player_embedded

ACL June 21, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Let’s check out YouTube for videos on the practice of kindness, mercy and charity. Something’s missing here folks!

Black June 21, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Fr. Jay Finelli I do not agree with your statement ”Padre Pio and Fr. Corapi’s circumstances are much difference and can not be compared.”
ALL validly ordained Catholic Priests has the power (bestowed by Christ through the apostolic ministry of the Catholic Church) to turn bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, and to absolve sins.  Acting in the person of Christ as mediators between God and man, priests continue Christ’s work of redemption on earth.  The Catholic priesthood therefore is an extension of Christ’s perfect Priesthood; Fr Corapi has that power – It does not matter if a priest is in a religious order in the parish or on top of a mountain a priest is a priest – in TOTAL OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST IN THE HOLY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHRUCH – be he Padre Pio or Fr Corapi

“O wonderful dignity of the priests,” cries out St. Augustine;
 “in their hands, as in the womb of the Blessed Virgin, the Son of God becomes incarnate.”

Padre Pio once said,‘without the Grace of God, all I know how to do is to sin and sin again.’

Jesus said,‘I say to you, love your enemies,and pray for those who persecute you,that you may be children of your heavenly Father,for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good,and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.’

How does our reactions and my reaction towards Fr Corapi stand up against the call of our Christianity?

All I can say – I am guilty of judging and condemning – But I am greatly upset that a Man given so much grace and intelligence to preach decides to casts aside such graces and I am angry against Fr Corapi for trying to instil in the ‘sheep’ that he is no longer a Priest or believe that the sheep will devour all his words without question = a Priest is a Priest – I have said enough – I leave ALL to God and I must go to Confession for I to have sinned in my anger against Fr Corapi behaviour = although I must admit I stand over all I have said My heart goes out the Bishop poor man must be in turmoil at the unfolding events

Rod June 21, 2011 at 6:46 PM

What is it about Fr. Corapi? The media is full of stories about terrible people doing unspeakable things. Even if Fr. Corapi was found guilty why all the fuss? Can one man be hated that much? People must either have a serious psychological problem or maybe a diabolical one. My guess is that either people, especially other Catholic commentators, are jealous of his speaking charism, or contracepting Catholics resent his strong support of Humanae Vitae.

mirrose June 22, 2011 at 8:43 PM

STEVE RAY HERE: Even though it contains some foolish comments, I am allowing the post below for the sake of discussion. One important point: Fr. Corapi abandoned his public ministry as a priest and it is he that made it all public, inviting public discussion.

THE POST: I think your idol saint held up for comparison would counsel all attacks and public criticisms of a priest should stop immediately. Keep your mouths shut and your thoughts to yourself. And if your thoughts are judging him negatively then you should change them as well. Well, you put the saint up for another to exactly (impossible in two different worlds, silly and juvenile) imitate. So let’s see if you can do so well by him yourself!

Padre Pio also was not involved in a never ending illegal “process” under Canon Law. His condition was controlled by the Vatican and his zealot followers made their way there in order to straighten out the gossip and was listened to. Fr. C’s witnesses and evidence have not been given an audience. Pio’s accuser was a monsignor. His period of silence was used to verify his holiness via an examiner of all of his mystical signs which made it easier for him later to be declared a saint. He had unusual mystical gifts and had them from childhood which made him unique to other priests. In that alone makes any robotic comparison not only impossible but ridiculous.

This challenge to Fr. C could be used as a challenge to authorities acting contrary to Canon Law and against priests whom they are charged to guide and shepherd according to justice and care. There is definitely an imbalance in treatment in this current process and must be corrected for the future of the priesthood. Perhaps it is taking a priest of a more courageous nature being put in such an unfair position himself to change things. As Bishop Gracida said “God sometimes writes straight with crooked lines.” Let’s let God then straighten things out with the help of our prayers.

Bill912 June 23, 2011 at 9:37 AM

“Keep your mouths shut and your thoughts to yourself.” You didn’t.

“And if your thoughts are judging him negatively then you should change them as well.” Do you mean the way you judged other posters negatively?

John June 23, 2011 at 1:24 PM

What is most important to God? Obedience. Like I stay with my wife even if things are rough, a priest is in violation of his convenant and vows if he walks away. Pio obeyed and stayed; Corapi wilted.

It’s hard to imagine Blessed Pope John Paul acting the way you are Mr. Ray and since it was at his hands that Fr. Corapi became a priest, and like your analogy to your wife, would be the one most hurt by Fr. Corapi walking away from the priesthood. Yet were he alive today I don’t think he would be seeking to destroy Fr. Corapi but rather to draw him back to his vocation, just as Jesus did with Judas.

The late Fr. Vincent McNabb O.P., spiritual director to Belloc and Chesterton made the following observation.
“The third (psychological) principle is that from the average man we cannot expect more than average virtue. A set of circumstances demanding from the average man more than average (i.e. heroic) virtue is called an Occasion of Sin.”

It is clear that Padre Pio, one of the greatest saints of this century for sure, possessed great virtues and was able to deal with his adversity in a certain heroic way. To compare Fr. Corapi to him is plain ridiculous. It is one thing to hold someone or their actions up as the ideal. It is quite the opposite to trample all over a person for failing to live up to the ideal.

Bill912 June 23, 2011 at 3:49 PM

How did you come to the conclusion that Steve was “seeking to destroy Fr. Corapi”?

John June 27, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Bill912 said,

June 23, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

How did you come to the conclusion that Steve was “seeking to destroy Fr. Corapi”?

Other than his personal comments there are also his recommendations to listen to an audio satire and watch a YouTube satire of the situation. In one scene of the video the person who is talking with ‘Fr. Corapi’ asks him if he only has one cheek, as in can’t you turn the other cheek. ‘Fr. Corapi’ responds in a juvenile way, \no I have 4.\ now the purpose of satire is to shame or ridicule someone for the purpose of discrediting them. Now since we have used St. Padre Pio’s name before I wonder if he would have recommended anything which sought to attack or ridicule anyone? I’m going to bet not.

The Sarge June 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Perhaps a dictionary check on the definitions of the words “destroy” and “criticize” would be helpful.

Steve Ray June 27, 2011 at 2:21 PM

I find it interesting that people think they have to exaggerate to the extreme to make their point. Such is the comment that I am trying to destroy and criticize Fr. err, excuse me, John Corapi. Corapi is the one who is doing the talking. All I am doing is providing links and commentary on what he himself is doing to shoot himself in the foot. As to Pio, I agree that to compare Corapi to Pio is a stretch since Corapi is obviously no St. Pio. However, they were the same in that they are/were both priests and as such Corapi should have done as a priest what Pio did as a priest — obey his bishop and trust God.

John June 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM

All I am doing is providing links and commentary

Wow is that ever a lame statement. So providing a link to a shameful satire is okay with you? That’s an example of a Christian thing to do? You and Padre Pio are both Catholics, he wouldn’t have behaved like that you shouldn’t either.

STEVE RAY HERE: WHEN SOMEONE LIKE CORAPI DOES WHAT HE DOES AND POSTS BLOGS AND PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS ABANDONING HIS PUBLIC PRIESTLY MINISTRY, SPEAKS AGAINST HIS BISHOP AND THE MAGISTERIUM OF THE CHURCH, LIES ABOUT THE ACTIONS AND INTENT OF HIS SUPERIOR AND ANNOUNCES HIS GOING HIS OWN WAY — SUCH SATIRE IS QUITE ACCEPTABLE AS A WAY OF DISCUSSING THE MATTER AND GIVING AN OPINION ON WHAT HE HAS DONE. I HAVE POSTED MANY LINKS WITH MANY OPINIONS.

HIS LOYALISTS ARE QUITE WILLING TO CONDEMN BISHOPS, ABANDON REASON AND STICK THEIR HEAD IN THE SAND. I AM SIMPLY PROVIDING A WIDE RANGE OF LINKS AND COMMENTS TO GIVE PEOPLE A WIDER VIEW.

YOU ARE NO JUDGE OF WHAT PADRE PIO WOULD DO. IF A PRIEST ABANDONED HIS PRIESTHOOD, SPOKE UNFAVORABLY OF THE BISHOP, CONDEMNED THE LEADERSHIP OF THE CHURCH AND PUBLISHED IT WIDELY — CAN YOU TELL ME PADRE PIO WOULD PAT SUCH A PRIEST ON THE BACK AND FOLLOW HIM TO THE END?

I AM NOT CONDEMNING OR APPROVING OF FR. CORAPI. I AM STRUGGLING WITH THE SITUATION LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, BUT I AM NOT PREPARED TO DRINK THE COOL AID.

John June 27, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Sorry but I’m not drinking any Kool-Aid either and the fact that you are SHOUTING tells me a lot about you and your bias and assumptions. Must have hit a raw nerve huh? I’ve enjoyed listening to Fr. Corapi over the years it is true but do not worship him and am dismayed at what has transpired. . You also twisted my words. I never said that Padre Pio would pat him on the back and follow him to the end. What I did say is that Padre Pio would never act uncharitably in the way you have. Funny how you lecture me how I am no judge of what Padre Pio would do and then judge for yourself what he would do.

You keep lying to yourself that providing links to your “satire” is somehow a “way of discussing the matter” and having a cartoon characterization of Fr. Corapi saying “I have four cheeks” is real edifying. Don’t bother yelling back at me as I’m through here.

JOHN. CAPITAL LETTERS DO NOT ALWAYS MEAN YELLING WHICH IS AN ASSUMPTION YOU MISTAKENLY MADE, AS YOU’VE MADE WITH OTHER ASSUMPTIONS. IT WAS AND IS SIMPLY A MEANS OF MAKING MY COMMENTS DISTINCT FROM YOURS. FRANKLY I THOUGHT THE PARODY WAS CLEVER IN SOME WAYS, THOUGH AGAIN YOU MAKE AN ASSUMPTION THAT I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING IT SAID. IT DID SHED A LIGHT IN WHAT WAS HAPPENING. IF THE PARODY WAS ABOUT THE BISHOP MANY CORAPI LOYALISTS WOULD HAVE APPLAUDED IT. AND PADRE PIO WOULD NEVER APPROVE OF A PRIEST DISOBEYING A BISHOP. THAT IS CERTAIN. YOUR ASSUMPTION IS CERTAINLY NOT CERTAIN, ONLY ANOTHER OF YOUR ASSUMPTIONS. GOOD BYE. GLAD YOU’RE THROUGH WASTING MY TIME.

Wondering July 6, 2011 at 1:55 PM

MIGUEL:
I AM ALLOWING YOUR COMMENT BELOW BUT MUST TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE WAY BEHIND. THE FACTS ARE ALREADY COMING OUT AND FR. CORAPI HAS SCREWED UP BIG TIME AND THE WALLS ARE FALLING DOWN AROUND HIM BECAUSE OF HIS OWN SIN AND DECEPTION AND REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO AUTHORITY. YOU MIGHT WANT TO CATCH UP ON THE NEWS BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS LIKE THE ONE BELOW. (JUNE , 2011).

“Miguel said,
June 20, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

Maybe we should work on ourselves instead of telling “Mr.” Corapi how to act or should act. Padre Pio’s reaction is one of many in the myriad of saints of Holy Mother Church who have faced injustice.

The devil is laughing. Not at Corapi’s decision but at the reaction of the members of Our Catholic Faith. Abortion is rampant, GBLT groups are making headway and slowly but surely removing the Christian Faith from the public square, our Young people are losing sense of faith and morals. And what are we doing? Coming out swinging at a priest whom, as far as we know, has done nothing wrong or contrary to whatever God may be calling him. I would love to see the same passion from the blogosphere for our young, our confused mothers how are thinking about aborting or about the GBLT’s Agenda to indoctrinate society. Let’s get the fight right.”

What you said, to the tenth power. Father is being tried, convicted, and hanged in absentia.

Enough with the clucking tongues and the speculation. The truth will probably not emerge for years.

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