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There is a Campaign to tell the Bishop that parishioners want Fr. Gates to administer the parish for the indefinite future….IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?

Many members of St. Isabel Parish are concerned that, even before Fr. Christopher Senk's situation is resolved, Bishop Frank Dewane may select Fr. Joseph Gates as the new, permanent pastor of St. Isabel.  Apparently, there is an ongoing effort to tell the bishop that parishioners actually want Fr. Gates to administer the parish for the… Continue reading There is a Campaign to tell the Bishop that parishioners want Fr. Gates to administer the parish for the indefinite future….IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?

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A Letter to the Papal Nuncio in Washington

March 12, 2019 Dear Friends: We are organizing a letter to the Papal Nuncio in Washington urging him to press the Congregation for Clergy in Rome to render a just decision promptly regarding Fr. Christopher.  The letter focuses on the disruption to the spiritual life of the Parish as the delay and uncertainty continue.  About… Continue reading A Letter to the Papal Nuncio in Washington

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St. Isabel Parish recently released a Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Greetings! The Finance Council of St. Isabel Parish recently released a Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.  Among the interesting items in this report was a statement about the amount of money shifted from the parish to the Diocese of Venice as part of Bishop Frank Dewane’s Catholic Faith Appeal.  Although the report claims that… Continue reading St. Isabel Parish recently released a Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

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THE CHALLENGE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT

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