When Absolute Power Corrupts Recently the Holy Father, Pope Francis, warned the leaders of a variety of lay-led Church groups that proliferated after the Second Vatican Council that “their mission is to serve, not to wield power or exert control over other.” It is a message that is not unfamiliar to the pontificate of Francis. Whether the… Continue reading
At the end of July, one of the highest ranking clerics in the Vatican, and a one-time close confidante of Pope Francis, Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, went on trial for alleged financial crimes. The trial is noteworthy not only because of the extent of the alleged crimes, the spending of what would be $412 million… Continue reading The Church Could Use the Courage of Alexei Navalny
"Why? Why? Why did you let it go on for so long?" the cleric asks.It wasn’t a terribly bold question to ask, and yet we were told that some 70+ clerics were “frozen in silence,” as they listened to one of their confreres ask the newly appointed administrator of the Diocese of Avignon in France:… Continue reading BUSE IS ABUSE, WHETHER SEXUAL OR CLERICAL. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO WAIT THIS LONG!
ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY APRIL 23, 2003 Today is yet another anniversary - the day eighteen years ago when I began my tenure at St. Isabel. In the still unfamiliar ride across the causeway, I knew a new chapter had begun in my life, a chapter which God blessedly keeps hidden from our eyes. I began meeting… Continue reading ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY APRIL 23, 2003
Musings in a New Year December 25, 2020, was the fifth Christmas that Fr. Christopher has suffered from the unfair and completely unsubstantiated attacks of the Knott family from Baltimore and his bishop, Frank Dewane. Over four years ago, we remind you that Bishop Dewane threw Fr. Christopher out of the rectory and off the… Continue reading Musings in a New Year
THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF A TRAGIC EVENT - October 28, 2016 Four years ago the world turned upside down for Fr. Christopher. As a result of the malevolence of Bishop Frank Dewane, who for more than two years before October 28, 2016, was intimately involved with and fully informed of an investigation by the County… Continue reading THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF A TRAGIC EVENT – October 28, 2016