As I hear the reports from many Parishes via social media, in regards to how Priests have addressed the problem with Pittsburgh to their parishioners across the United States, I am saddened and angered to report that in my Parish, this Sunday, not a WORD in the Parish Bulletin, nor a peep about it in the Homily from our Pastor.
Not ONE WORD either about the Gospel today, which angers me more than anything. Just more pandering for money for the 2018 Diocesan Appeal, which was missed this past spring, because we needed to muster funds for a new roof.
The thing which bothers me most, is our FORMER Pastor, was defrocked for the same allegations which took place IN Pittsburgh, ALSO REASSIGNED to another Parish, BEFORE this came to light last week, in 2014! He was sentenced this past May. As a practicing Catholic and a rape survivor, I am LIVID. This to shall pass, as my faith is placed deeper within our Lord. The reassigning of this “priest” was wrong.
From the “Announcement” on the San Diego Diocese website:
“This is a profound moment in the life of the Church.
Below is a letter I sent to every priest, deacon and staff member at the Diocese. I’m sharing this because it’s critically important and because you need to know that any words you hear are being backed-up by action.”
I say again: Not a peep in the Homily. Not a peep in the bulletin. Lord come quickly. I have said many times, that in order to heal, forgiveness is necessary, and from my heart, I truly forgive all. But that does not mean we can continue to let this go on like no big deal. This screams to our Lord for help. I will pray for all. Please pray for me and my family.
The LORD is with me; I am not afraid
3 responses to “I’m Angry”
Hey Peg, I wanted to say thank you for writing this post. I hope Catholics who did not witness their parish address this scandal read this post and find a supportive voice through your words. Your anger is real and justified because of this horrible scandal and especially because of the silence from your pastor. I will pray for you, but would also encourage you to approach your pastor with kindness and respect. Even if it is difficult for him to address this, he must do so. If face to face is difficult for you to speak with him, consider writing an email within the next day or so expressing your disappointment and frustration that this was not addressed, as well as what your and your fellow parishioners’ expectations are. May God give you strength, wisdom, and and peace. In Christ, Alvin at catholicismfelt.com
Hello Alvin – I have no other recourse than to approach him with kindness and respect. I do love my Pastor and my parish. I and I am sure, most, have just had enough of this and it needs to be dealt with. Peace and thank you.
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Amen. You’re welcome, Peg. God bless you.