Every Christmas season classic Christmas stories resurface for us to enjoy once more. Much of their charm and appeal is how their plots seem to be timeless. What was true at the time they were written remains true when they are retold. The following Christmas tale was published two years ago to mark the third… Continue reading A St. Isabel Christmas Carol
It is hard to put into words what has happened at St. Isabel Church over the last week. Firstly, on Thursday, December 6, Fr. Christopher arrived on Church property, after being given permission by the diocese to remove his belongings which have been held hostage for more than three years. His arrival, late in the… Continue reading It is hard to put into words what has happened at St. Isabel Church over the last week.
A PARISH WITH NO SOUL Parishes are as different as the people who populate them, individuals lending their varied characteristics and idiosyncrasies to an ever-changing pool of talent and giftedness. It is that collection of individuals who form the cogs and wheels of a machine that is intended to run well. No single individual, not… Continue reading A PARISH WITH NO SOUL
September 21, 2019 310 E Gulf Dr Sanibel, FL 33957 Bishop Frank Dewane Diocese of Venice 1000 Pinebrook Rd. Venice, FL 34285 Most Reverend Bishop: Praise the Lord! It is so uplifting to see that you have finally come to your senses and removed Father Joseph Gates from St Isabel. As you… Continue reading A Letter from a Parishioner and the Bishop’s Response
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RESPECT & OBEDIENCE As I enter my 55th year as a convert to the Catholic faith, I have to thank Father Martin, the priest recently assigned to St. Isabel Church, for finally clarifying what it really takes to be a good and acceptable Catholic. His recent note to an undefined audience could not have been… Continue reading RESPECT & OBEDIENCE
A Response to the Flocknote sent to St. Isabel's Women's Guild by Fr. Ed Martin The appalling e-mail sent by the St. Isabel Temporary Administrator, Fr. Ed Martin, is a sad example of what is so terribly wrong with the local and universal Church. St. Isabel Parish is where it is because individuals, unwilling to… Continue reading A Response to the Flocknote sent to St. Isabel’s Women’s Guild by Fr. Ed Martin