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About follow1in3

I am a Roman Catholic priest ordained for the Diocese of Wilmington, DE who is also a victim of clergy sexual abuse. I am often angered by the insensitiviy and hostility of other clergy, the hierarchy and the so-called people-of-God. If clergy, bishops included, really and truly understood abuse, (any kind of abuse), I would not feel the need to blog on occasion. It is very frustraing.

“Accept the things I cannot change.” in the Church


At my last reconciliation the priest gave me a penance of reciting 7 times the Serenity Prayer. Since I don’t really know it I looked it up on-line. “Accept the things I cannot change.” That is very difficult for me … Continue reading

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Abortion and Church sexual abuse


In 1973. when I was nine, Roe v Wade was passed by the Supreme Court making abortion legal in some cases and up to a certain point, across the country. At that time there were a plethora of photographs of … Continue reading

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Wrong


What is wrong with people? Why would you offer to perform oral sex on a person that you just met, someone that you don’t even know? Are you that in need of money that you are willing to debase yourself. … Continue reading

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Priest’s and propositions


I have good news to report, (in a twisted way). I was asked by a young man, well younger than me, who I did not know if I wanted a . I said no. Believe it or not I was … Continue reading

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Church Swamp


The arrogance is disheartening. At first I could not believe how many people left the Church because of the sex scandal. So many of them were blaming God for the scandal. Then the realization that a majority of those who … Continue reading

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Church Militant


Church Militant has been criticized by many in the Church as being divisive. Teachings of Jesus Christ were also considered divisive. In fact they got him executed. Sticking up for the teaching of the Catholic Church is in no way … Continue reading

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For bishops, pastors, clergy and Church wotkers


Let me first admit I have absolutely no idea what a diocesan bishop does. I have stated that many times before. That said let me double down on my thoughts that bishops are not doing what it is that they … Continue reading

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The Church and its alternate reality


This will be a brief entry. In a recent correspondence with someone I care about she marveled at the fact she did not know I had a blog. The blog is primarily for my own edification. if someone gets something … Continue reading

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Bishops as white knights…please.


A moment of clarity happened for me. It doesn’t happen nearly enough but when it does I am overwhelmed. When people pleasers are abused and they are in recovery they desperately, painfully try to please those in authority over them … Continue reading

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It all circles back to the bishops


I keep thinking about this and that leads me to praying about this. Since not only has there been sexual scandal within the Church and not teaching the tenants of the Roman Catholic faith for decades the Church and the … Continue reading

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