…And the Lord seemed to sleep…

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came as a shock to the Catholic Church and the world.  In the last month pundits have examined and speculated on the reasons for his sudden retirement and the tremor that went through the Catholic faithful in the aftermath of the announcement. In what is being touted as his… Continue reading …And the Lord seemed to sleep…

RCC Playbook III – The Church is the Real Victim!

The Church is the Real Victim There is nothing more offensive to me personally as the defensive tactics embraced by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.  In this installment of the "Playbook," we will take a look at how the RCC spins the sexual crime crisis to make the RCC look like the victim.  Ignore the… Continue reading RCC Playbook III – The Church is the Real Victim!

Prophecy

I had a conversation with a Victims Assistance Coordinator from the Diocese of Scranton in August.  She is a very kind woman named Joan Holmes.  She has consistently reached out to me since my initial notification to the Diocese of the events that occurred when I was 13 years old.  While I still think that the… Continue reading Prophecy

Posting the Pope not for everyone

I have received some feedback on the campaign to reply to Pope Benedict XVI's letter to the Irish people (Dear Mr. Ratzinger: Letters from Ireland, ). Some have enthusiastically embraced the idea and plan to write a note to the Pontiff to express their opinion of his prose to the Irish nation. Others think it… Continue reading Posting the Pope not for everyone

“Dear Mr. Ratzinger” Campaign

I have a new hero in Ireland. Her name is Emma Somers. She is a free-lance writer and she has come up with the most elegant and simple way to reply to Pope Benedict XVI's letter to the Irish people regarding the sex crisis in the Catholic Church. We are all going to drop him a… Continue reading “Dear Mr. Ratzinger” Campaign

Circling the Bishops’ Wagons… SNAP Midwest Press Release

I am not one for press releases.  This one, however, crystalized many of the thoughts I have been trying to sort out this week. Please give it a careful read. For immediate release: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Statement by Peter Isely, Midwest Director of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (414-429-7259) America's bishops… Continue reading Circling the Bishops’ Wagons… SNAP Midwest Press Release

The Holy Vader’s Letter to Ireland (or, Vatican example of passive aggressive prose)

From the Death Star (Vatican): Emperor, oops, POPE Benedict XVI  has issued a pastoral letter to the people of Ireland concerning the findings of two reports commissioned by the Government of Ireland.  The letter was meant to be a way of communicating with  the faithful in Ireland on the never-ending sex crisis in the church.  Pope… Continue reading The Holy Vader’s Letter to Ireland (or, Vatican example of passive aggressive prose)