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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.

Cocaine fueled gay orgy at Vatican apartment


  High-ranking priest caught in cocaine-fueled gay orgy in Vatican apartment. Really. My first thought is how can he afford cocaine? My next thought is; Does he not know that as a priest he promised celibacy, (no marriage), which implies … Continue reading

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More lies, this time from the top, about the ‘SO-CALLED CARE’ of sexual abuse victims by the Catholic Church


If you care about something don’t you make it a priority in your life?  If you care about your relationship with God don’t you prioritize your time and actions to pray daily and follow God’s teachings especially in a world … Continue reading

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More inaction by the Catholic Church on abuse


“The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors says Marie Collins quit Wednesday, voicing her “frustration” at the lack of cooperation from other Vatican offices.” Really?  When did this whole sexual abuse issue within the Catholic first come to light? In … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and his abusive faux pas


I have let this ruminate for several days, making connections, searching for reasons based on my own story, telling myself over and over that EVERYONE has a back story and basically wrestling with what seems to be a hateful, hate … Continue reading

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Getting tattooed is the marginally socially acceptable way to cut.


Since I couldn’t sleep last night I was pondering an e-mail I received from a non-priest friend of mine.  The e-mail was in reference to my latest tattoo, (I have seven, number four and number six combine to be one … Continue reading

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Sad day in PA for sexual abuse survivors


Once again the Church, at least the church in Pennsylvania, has won in its ongoing fight against taking any responsibility for sexual abuse.  And once again they used lies and scare tactics to achieve their goal. The Pennsylvania State Senate successfully … Continue reading

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The bishops of dioceses and archdioceses in Pennsylvania continuously lied to the faithful and to the world.


There are two things for all Roman Catholics to celebrate.  The first is the defining of sexual abuse issues and the mishandling of it by bishops is enough to have a bishop removed. There has always been an area in Cannon Law … Continue reading

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