I have completed my defection request correspondence and mailed it off to the Diocese of Brooklyn on my way into the office this morning. I suspect it will hit Prospect Park West sometime on Monday or Tuesday. I was sure to include a copy of my baptismal certificate to help the research process along, you know how these bureaucracies can grind on when all the source documentation is not readily available.
I also provided a courtesy copy of my defection request to the Victim Assistance Coordinator at the Diocese of Scranton. On the outside chance the Diocese of Brooklyn may have some questions I don’t want the folks on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton to be surprised when an inquiry comes in about Father Gibson and his taste for sexually assaulting little boys.
I am giving it a couple of weeks for an initial response. If I hear nothing, I will resubmit via registered mail.
The clock is running.
My next letter writing campaign will be to the US Attorney for Pennsylvania requesting an investigation into the long-term criminal conspiracy to cover up sexual crimes and obstruct justice by the Diocese of Scranton and the Bishops that have guided that curia.
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Good for you Michael. Maybe they will write you back and ask for a $ fee to process this excommunication from the RCC. Yours not theirs. Amen!
I have just discovered your blog, by chance, on Blogsurfer (I utilise it too). I commend you for your unflagging but dignified campaign for justice. What has happened to yourself and others when they were children must not be forgotten. Good luck with your attempts to leave the church.