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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.

No More Words; the Church and abuse

I was sent a meme that sums up what it is the Catholic laity would like as well as a majority of clergy.  It says, “we’re not accepting verbal apologies this year, only changed behavior” I for one am tired of … Continue reading

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In the Church forgiveness doesn’t mean that there are no consequences

Okay, I know I’ve written about this before but with all that’s going on in the Church I really feel the need to say this again…which part of celibacy don’t these priests get? I am aware of what the Church … Continue reading

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After the sex summit


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Is Mr. McCarrick’s case a signal of the things that need to come?

I don’t know if this will make any sense because there are so many things racing around in my head.  Looking at McCarrick being de-frocked two things are in my mind, first is that he is the sacrificial lamb so … Continue reading

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Rev. Steve Marinucci, a rotten apple while at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Did it continue?

This week a friend of mine who happened to be in the seminary when I was in the seminary for a second time sent me a link to a story about one of the priests who was on the formation … Continue reading

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It is asinining to say that when a sexual relationship starts between adults and there is a significant power difference between the two parties that it is a consensual, sexual relationship. It is not. It is also asinining to say that any priest, anywhere, under any circumstances should be involved in a sexual relationship with anyone of any age or any gender.

One of my friends recently asked how I’m doing in regard to the ongoing and growing sex scandal in the Church.  I must admit that this is a trigger for me and is kicking my ass. The thing that is … Continue reading

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Black as your soul, wobble in the wheel of the hierarchy

While walking my dog we took a stop for rest or for him to just spend some alone time with me sans cats.  I choose to believe the latter. My mind wandered to the priest sexual abuse scandal.  Sadly the … Continue reading

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