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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.

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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Eye’s wide open, or shut, I guess it depends on your perspective


After 9 years at the beach I have been transferred inland. I’m glad because it was time to move on, that and one particular employee would not stay in her lane. It did’t help that she bought in to all … Continue reading

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” I am not going to go to hell for not preaching the gospel. I may go for other things, but it won’t be because I did not preach the gospel.”


Sometimes I am a tad slow on the uptake. I like to think I have an innocence about me and not that I’m slow and dimwitted.  I have conclude that there are many, many priests that want to do the … Continue reading

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If you do not believe, get out


I have a question and a problem, and of course it is related to clergy sex abuse and the wider Church. I think that there is a pretty strong connection with the lack of belief of Church teaching in the … Continue reading

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The right thing


Pondering the rich young man and his interaction with Jesus it is clear to me the respect God has for freewill. The rich young man went away sad. God himself told this rich young man what it would take for … Continue reading

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Eucharist and Abuse


The Eucharist is the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church has NEVER taught that Eucharist is owed to anyone, and it never taught everyone should or can receive Eucharist. Furthermore, the Church has always taught … Continue reading

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Eucharist and abuse


Just another example of Roman Catholics without a clue would be the total misunderstanding of the Eucharist. Putting priests and other clergy on very high pedestals was a huge misjustice, forgetting that clergy are human, and it led to an … Continue reading

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Impression


Okay my first impression of the new bishop. Reserved, at least at this meeting. At the start I asked for him to pray for someone I have been visiting and who wants to die and who’s doctor suggested he kill … Continue reading

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