I don’t get much feedback from those who come to this blog. There are times when I think it would be easier to drive to Virginia Beach (I live in Southeastern Virginia) and yell at the tide rolling in than to write posts (and rewrite them repeatedly).
Two weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the Bishop of Scranton holding another “Healing Mass” for survivors. As with a similar post the year before, I pointed out that he did not invite any survivors. This was one of my “Captain Obvious” moments. The Bishop of Scranton lacks the courage to meet face to face with survivors in a setting that he cannot control. One can only imagine why someone this spineless was rewarded with a ring, miter, and crozier.
What was most surprising in the wake of the post was an email I received requesting a quick interview on a piece being prepared for Church Militant. Unfortunately, the offer was perishable. He wanted a couple of 15-20 second comments, on video, from me to use in the report. He needed that “within the hour.” I saw his 10:43 a.m. email as I left my office after 5 o’clock that evening.
Church Militant, a conservative Catholic news website that is not controlled by the Catholic Church, did a short news report based on my blog posts, released on the same day I received the email looking for comments. They didn’t interview me. They used quotes from the blog posts on the “Healing Masses” from 2021 and 2022. I was a little surprised, to be honest. But it was fine with me. I was happy to see someone else asking the same questions I have been posing here since 2008.
The Church Militant report was also listed on NovaMedia and Catholic Headline Agency. It is reassuring that someone else is noting the hypocrisy within the Diocese of Scranton. I still don’t understand why parishioners in the Diocese of Scranton accept Bambera’s support for sexual predators. Why haven’t they run Bambera and his minions out of town? To those of you in Northeastern Pennsylvania, why are you not outraged by this Bishop? Really, I would like to know.