A FEW ELEMENTS OF BISHOP FRANK DEWANE’S CREDIBILITY CRISIS
October, 2019: Diocese of Venice lists Rev. Christopher Senk as Pastor of St. Isabel Parish and a Temporary Administrator. St. Isabel Parish Bulletin lists neither position and purges Fr. Senk from listing.
Cumulative St. Isabel Parish Bulletin weekly information provides a total Offertory Collection for 2018-19 fiscal year as $507,489.96. Financial Summary in the Bulletin of September 29, 2019 states total Offertory collection as $577,880.54.
Diocese of Venice claims ~635 families in St. Isabel Parish in its CFA Financial weekly updates. St. Isabel Parish claims 555 families in its Financial Summary in the Bulletin of September 29, 2019.
Diocese of Venice claims $152,335.95 was contributed to the CFA for the year 2018 from St. Isabel Parish. The Financial Summary in the St. Isabel Bulletin of September 29, 2019 claims CFA contributions received by the Diocese to be $162,234.44
Priest of the Diocese of Venice arrested, put in jail for almost 20 hours, released on bail, uses legal maneuvers to delay trial. Diocese reacts by transferring the priest from his assignment, assigning him to a parish more than 100 miles away, and increasing his responsibility by making him the administrator of that parish.
Priest of the Diocese of Venice maliciously accused of taking advantage of a senior for financial gain. Civil investigation leads to sheriff declaring priest was “not guilty of anything.” Diocese of Venice reacts by telling priest a warrant for his arrest exists, encourages priest to petition for laicization, and removes priest from active ministry.