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…….
There is in interesting story in Newsweek this week. Fr. Marcelo Rossi is a best-selling author who has also sold millions of musical records in Brazil. He was once dubbed a “pop-star priest.” Fr. Rossi is known for his engaging homilies and sermons. While speaking at a closing Mass for a youth camp attended by… Continue reading There is in interesting story in Newsweek this week
AN OPEN LETTER TO PARISHIONERS FOR JUSTICE When Bishop Dewane’s March 29, 2019 letter communicating the decision by the Congregation for Clergy on Father Christopher’s situation was made public, I wrote Cardinal Stella, the head of the Congregation, expressing my dismay and disbelief. A copy of that letter appears below. It took well over two… Continue reading An open Letter to PFJ
The dictionary defines the word complicit as “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others.” There are many who wish to cast aspersions on Parishioners For Justice, vilifying them and portraying them in the most negative of lights. They are no longer seen as the most active and supportive parishioners… Continue reading The dictionary defines the word complicit as “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others.”
Open Letter to Fellow Parishioners: We have heard from some of our fellow parishioners that they are troubled by our continuing support for Fr. Christopher, despite what they incorrectly believe is a decision by the Pope to impose a year of prayer and penance. They also suggest that we should not oppose the actions… Continue reading Open Letter to Fellow Parishioners:
Parishioners For Justice receive many letters, and many of them are unable to be posted. Our quest for justice for Fr. Christopher has been going on for such a long time that some of the more recent letters are from people who have never known Fr. Christopher, yet it does not keep them from forming… Continue reading Parishioners For Justice receive many letters, and many of them are unable to be posted.
John, We, as parishioners of St. Isabel’s for 40 years, want to make it clear you are not speaking for us. Fr. Gates is a nice young man but we feel he is not able to unite the parish, especially if he divides the parishioners into “ the good and not so good”, as you… Continue reading Another Message to John Temporiti
"Should you Let John Temporiti speak for you?" It is not possible to see the injustice done to Fr Senk and not care about it-------as a Catholic for 80 years I know injustice when I see it---------------- Since Father did not do anything to deserve such unkind treatment from Bishop Dewane, how can you just go… Continue reading Mary Jo Maher Speaks Out