THE CHALLENGE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT Statements from Bishops all over the country will continue flooding Diocesan and local newspapers, expressing their “deep regret” and “overwhelming sorrow” over the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report detailing the sexual abuse of children in the six Roman Catholic Dioceses of Pennsylvania. Bishop Dewane’s statement of August 17th… Continue reading THE CHALLENGE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT
Saturday, September 9, 2017 is a sad day. I returned home to Sanibel with my wife after a trip to the fires of Washington state on Tuesday. As we landed at the airport, my wife called a local hotel and asked about vacancies. We were told there were none. We were so fortunate to… Continue reading Hurricane Irma
Father Joseph asked me to let you know that the Church will be closed tomorrow due preparations for possible impending weather of Cat 5 Hurricane Irma. The Thursday Service we normally have in the church, will need to be canceled. The Office will be posting an announcement of the Emergency Closing of Saint Isabel on… Continue reading No Prayer Service This Week
We still need many more letters to go to Rome, if you have not done so please do so now. If you would rather not send the PFJ a copy of the letter that you sent would you let us know that you have written we are trying to keep a count of how many… Continue reading Write Your Letters Now
The July 16, 2017 Bulletin handed out at St. Isabel Church contained the following blurb: Pray for Kidnapped Priest - Father Tom Uzhunnialil was kidnapped in Yemen in March 2016. Father Uzhunnalil, an Indian national, was abducted March 4, 2016, when four gunman [sic] attacked a Missionaries of Charity-run retirement home in Aden, Yemen, killing… Continue reading The July 16, 2017 Bulletin handed out at St. Isabel Church contained the following blurb:
Bishop Dewane, I find it hard to believe, that you would sit down to personally address and sign, hundreds of Easter Greeting Cards to the Parishioners of St Isabel’s Parish on Sanibel. To me it was a waste of your time, materials, and postage. I find it hypocritical of a true “Shepherd,” as you so… Continue reading A Dialogue between an Active Parishioner and Bishop Dewane
Dear Bishop Dewane: I wanted to write to you today to let you know of a serious concern that I have for our Parish of St. Isabel. While myself, and others like me, will continue to seek justice for our Pastor Fr. Chris, I would also like to seek justice for our Parish of… Continue reading 4th of July a Celebration of Independence When will our Parish and Pastor be FREE?