The horrific events surrounding Fr. Christopher’s removal of his things from the St. Isabel Rectory - Volume II revised! Since there is so much disinformation circulating around Fr. Christopher’s “removal of things from the St. Isabel rectory,” including slanderous misstatements from the Bishop, Frank Dewane, a fuller account of that event, after interviews and questions,… Continue reading The horrific events surrounding Fr. Christopher’s removal of his things from the St. Isabel Rectory – Volume II revised!
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday - January 19, 2020 The third Sunday of the Month of January, the Sunday often closest to January 22, the day in 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade (and with its companion piece, Doe v. Bolton) legalized abortion on demand in the entire United States. It… Continue reading Sanctity of Human Life Sunday – January 19, 2020
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, A, January 19, 2020 As we return to Ordinary Time in which we count the Sundays of the Church year, we offer our petitions knowing that you hear and answer us in the special events of our lives as well as the ordinary. That the Church may be a light… Continue reading Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, A, January 19, 2020
The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (2020) Readings: Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Psalms 29:1-4, 9-10 Acts of the Apostles 10:34-38 Matthew 3:13-17 The iconic announcement by his sidekick, Ed McMahon, always started the opening of late-night television and the beginning of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show: “Heeeeeeeere’s Johnny!” In many ways, the readings for… Continue reading The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (2020)
The Forgotten Case of Fr. Joseph Gates Our readers will remember that ten minutes before midnight on August 3, 2019, Fr. Joseph Gates and the St. Isabel parish office manager, Mrs. Khristy Scheer, were stopped by the Sanibel Police in the rectory garage, the place where Fr. Gates fled while ignoring the flashing police car… Continue reading The Forgotten Case of Fr. Joseph Gates
The Baptism of the Lord, A, January 12, 2020 Heavenly Father, on this Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we encounter John the Baptist as a man who calls people to repent while humbly recognizing that he is a servant of Jesus. We offer our prayers as people of faith who seek humility in… Continue reading The Baptism of the Lord, A, January 12, 2020
Reading this made us feel guilty that Ed and I still attend Mass at St. Isabel’s. We have disassociated ourselves from supporting all St. Isabel activities and are actively supportive of Parishioners for Justice . Quite simply put, it was just convenient for us to use St. Isabel’s proximity to our own advantage for attending… Continue reading A Note From the Lear’s