The following anonymous letter was sent to several parishioners in St. Isabel envelopes to discourage them from resuming the parish ministries. Anonymous Letter to Some Parishioners The letter above, anonymously sent from the parish of St. Isabel to some parishioners who had the generosity (or, gall?) to ask to return to active ministries in the church,… Continue reading Anonymous Letter to Some Parishioners
Truth Must Prevail Here we make a couple of observations concerning the destructive impact that distorted facts can have in any situation. The old saw that lies repeated often enough become fact is a sad commentary on how sometimes misinformation can shape a course of action. We apply the general reflections here to the specific… Continue reading Truth Must Prevail
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… Continue reading A FEW ELEMENTS OF BISHOP FRANK DEWANE’S CREDIBILITY CRISIS
Comment on “St. Isabel Financial Summary 18/19” Background In early December, 2018, a group of 12 concerned parishioners of St. Isabel Church sent an open letter to the administrators of St. Isabel Church. Among other things, this letter pointed out inconsistencies in the reporting of parish weekly collections and of numbers provided by the Diocese… Continue reading Comment on “St. Isabel Financial Summary 18/19”
Letter in September 29th Bulletin of St. Isabel Catholic Church by the ex-temporary Administrator and Finance Council regarding Annual Report Surely it is not our intention to be critical, for at first glance the letter in the bulletin of September 29th, 2019, intended to accompany the Annual Report, appears to be just what a parishioner… Continue reading Letter in September 29th Bulletin of St. Isabel Catholic Church by the ex-temporary Administrator and Finance Council regarding Annual Report
PFJ WELCOMES FR. ED MARTIN It might come as a surprise to those who have only listened to Bishop Dewane and read his correspondence, but as parishioners our animosity to Fr. Gates has been greatly exaggerated. With the risk that it might seem disingenuous, PFJ does wish Fr. Gates the best in his future endeavors,… Continue reading PFJ WELCOMES FR. ED MARTIN
Mistakes of the Bishops by Monsignor Eric Barr, STL The U.S. Bishops had an unimpressive week at their biannual meeting in June. That means this first paragraph will be boring. But take heart! It shall get better. They approved three measures to help alleviate last year’s iteration of the sex abuse crisis, namely, the ex-cardinal… Continue reading Mistakes of the Bishops
August 07, 2019 The letter dated May 10, 2019, from George and Vicki Bundschu to Bishop Frank Dewane is a heartfelt and honest letter expressing their dismay and hurt over developments in St. Isabel Parish. There seem to be three issues: 1) The unjust sidelining of Fr. Christopher Senk accompanied by efforts to damage his… Continue reading A heartfelt and honest letter expressing their dismay and hurt over developments in St. Isabel Parish. There seem to be three issues…….