The Doctor says that Father Chris' surgery went well. Because is was not a lateral break, but a diagonal break, they feel the repair went very well. His throat hurts, the intubation was a little rough. When the block wears off today it will probably really hurt him. Prayers still in need as it will… Continue reading Surgery Results for Father Christopher
New Website announced: ReportBishopAbuse.org We were amused in reading the March 20-April 2 edition of the Florida Catholic which seemed to tout what so many have been waiting for in any possible reform of the Church. The headline story read: “Reporting system to record abuse complaints against bishops begins.” With our vast experience of being… Continue reading New Website announced: ReportBishopAbuse.org
The Forgotten Case of Fr. Joseph Gates Our readers will remember that ten minutes before midnight on August 3, 2019, Fr. Joseph Gates and the St. Isabel parish office manager, Mrs. Khristy Scheer, were stopped by the Sanibel Police in the rectory garage, the place where Fr. Gates fled while ignoring the flashing police car… Continue reading The Forgotten Case of Fr. Joseph Gates
by Fr. Peter Daly Seven Deadly Sins, St. Peter's Church, Linchmere The faces of monks illustrate deadly sins in this detail from a circa 1300 sculpture. (Wikimedia Commons/Simon Burchell) Reforming the priesthood will mean reducing the effects of clericalism. Clericalism is a real thing, not a myth or mirage. It is a sense of elitism… Continue reading Confronting causes of clericalism: original sin, institutional dynamics
Parishioners at St. Isabel on Sanibel Island Renew Calls To Bishop Dewane to Remove Priest Arrested on DUI Charges Father Joseph Gates Remains as Parochial Vicar of Church Despite Calls For His Removal Before Criminal Charges Were Brought Frank Dewane, Bishop of Venice, Continues to Ignore Issues Media Contact: Anne Sweeney Anne Sweeney Public Relations… Continue reading A Tale of Two Priests
On the last two successive Saturdays, an individual was pulled over for a DUI as the clock approached midnight. Both cases made the news. In Case I, the individual was charged with driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level twice the legal state limit. The vehicle was observed swerving within its lane, touching the… Continue reading On the last two successive Saturdays, an individual was pulled over for a DUI as the clock approached midnight. Both cases made the news.
The Catholic Herald, a Roman Catholic weekly newspaper based in London has reported on the scandal involving Bishop emeritus Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. According to the Herald, Bishop Bransfield has been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with adults and of serious financial malfeasance. Bishop Mark Brennan has just been announced… Continue reading The Catholic Herald, a Roman Catholic weekly newspaper based in London has reported on the scandal involving Bishop emeritus Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia.