There are message boards and networking sites for just about everything, so it was not a big surprise a few weeks ago when I stumbled on Angelqueen.org. The site claims that they are “For Purity and Tradition in Catholicism”. The site caters to the ultra conservative, Latin Rite wing of the Roman Catholic Church and is a treasure trove of information about the Latin Rite mass and pre-Vatican II worship services.
One of the disturbing aspects of the site is that it is used by some to foment hate and whip up passions against anyone who seems to be in opposition to some of the more vocal and narrow-minded contributors to the site. Our old friend, “Chairman Dave” used this site to repost his ranting letter about me that appears in the “intolerance” section of the Sts. Peter and Paul Mission website. Reading through the boards of this site I found a disturbing trend. If someone submits an opinion that is in disagreement with some of the more prolific contributors they are attacked personally. The merits of the debate are lost in the campaign of character assassination practiced by these most “devout” Christians.
It amazes me that people who claim to be in communion with their savior are the first to viciously attack anyone who would dare to offer a different opinion. These are the same people who have no problem hiring priests who have been banned from ministry by the Roman Catholic Church for deviant sexual behavior or have been convicted of downloading and looking at child pornography in the rectory on church computers.
I invite you to read along to get a better sense of those who harbor predator priests in their midst. This kind of apologist is as dangerous as the Bishop who moves the same kind of predator from parish to parish. I bet Gabriel Tetherow is giddy with the good fortune he has found in the desperation of this rogue sect of ultra conservative Catholics. I hear that Father Robert Timchak, another Diocese of Scranton priest who has fallen from grace, may be looking for a job on the breakaway mission circuit.
Children are at risk in York, Pennsylvania. Children are at risk as long as the mission allows Gabriel Tetherow continues to masquerade as a Catholic priest.