If you would like to send Father Christopher a Christmas or New Years greeting you can mail a card to: Father Christopher C/O Parishioners for Justice PO Box 302 Sanibel FL 33957 We will make sure that he gets any mail sent there. Have a Blessed Christmas
An Open Letter to Bishop Frank Dewane November 14, 2018 Dear Bishop Dewane, As so many have done over the past two years, we write to you in the earnest hope that God’s grace might move you to bring justice to Fr. Christopher and to our parish of St. Isabel. Although you, through your Chancellor,… Continue reading An Open Letter to Bishop Frank Dewane
A Family is heard. Siblings speak to the Bishop...why Bishop why? A Letter to Bishop Dewane. October 11, 2018 Dear Bishop Dewane, It has been nearly two years since we took the time to write to you expressing our outrage over the treatment that our brother, Fr. Christopher Senk, has received at your hands. When… Continue reading Does our Bishop Listen…. Does our Bishop Care….Does our Bishop Hear Us….Is there a Bishop in Venice?
We are happy to share with you this letter recently received from Bishop Thomas Gumbleton. Bishop Gumbleton is a retired auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit. At eighty-eight years young he has witnessed a great deal of history, both within these United States and within the Catholic Church. He was appointed a bishop in… Continue reading Letter recently received from Bishop Thomas Gumbleton.
The Scandal of Financial Abuse in the Church The Catholic Church has been battered in recent days about abuses involving sexual misconduct of the clergy. Although this has been the primary source of news about the Church, it also raises questions about other sorts of abuses that may exist. An interesting story has appeared in… Continue reading The Scandal of Financial Abuse in the Church
A LABOR DAY STATEMENT FROM PARISHIONERS FOR JUSTICE As head of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Bishop Frank Dewane has issued an annual Labor Day statement. The statement, “Just Wages and Human Flourishing,” dated Labor Day, September 3 this year, was released on August 30. It is heavily dependent on… Continue reading A LABOR DAY STATEMENT FROM PARISHIONERS FOR JUSTICE
What Should Bishop Frank Dewane Do? The activities and actions of Bishop Frank Dewane of the Diocese of Venice in Florida need to be closely examined in the context of the current scandals rocking the Church. Bishop Dewane has had a regrettable eleven-year term as bishop with accusations of intimidation, the use of fear,… Continue reading What Should Bishop Frank Dewane Do?
In Praise of the Gopher Tortoise I enjoy watching the gopher tortoises on Sanibel. When viewed from a distance, they move across the grass at a surprisingly swift pace. They stop to eat worms, beetles, weeds, berries, anything they encounter. They are not picky, content to destroy anything that they run into with great disdain. … Continue reading In Praise of the Gopher Tortoise
Should Offending Bishops Be Penalized by “Reduction to Laity?” In the wake of the burgeoning scandal surrounding Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s abuse of minors, subordinates including priests and seminarians, and members of the laity, Bishop Michael F. Olson of the Diocese of Forth Worth has issued a letter to the Faithful of his diocese which… Continue reading Should Offending Bishops Be Penalized by “Reduction to Laity?”
The Lessons of the Cardinal McCarrick Case: The seemingly never-ending battle for the Church to distance itself from the disturbing crisis of clerical abuse took a near lethal blow with the revelations of sexual abuse by one of America’s most prominent religious figures, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The unseemly details of the McCarrick case do not… Continue reading The Lessons of the Cardinal McCarrick Case: