dont know the man.... but I know of some of the priests who courageously spoke open and honestly... their words I respect more than anything else!
I note that little if anything recently [or ever] has been written that speaks of this mans goodliness or good character.
Much has come to light to the contrary...
Having been involved with complex litigation before, I can sum up the judge's findings as follows:
"Since you clowns can't even agree to disagree about what you're disagreeing about, I'll spell it out for you. I'll do it slowly, because I know you can't read very fast. There. I did it. Now, let's move on"
Brum & Fester should NOT be serving in any responsible capacity in any diocese. They should be simple parish priests and prove they are worthy of that. However, to place them in positions of authority is a mockery of what happened in Syosset.
Aren't there term limits to the Metropolitan Council?
It seems like old Faith, Tkachuk and Reese have been around for a long time. Time for new blood and ideas. These people want to control. The inmates continue to run the asylum named OCA.
(editor's note: You are mistaken. Fr. Tkachuk is not longer on the MC. And the OCA seems to disagree with you. Both Dr. Skordinski and Fr. Reese are in their second terms. Dr. Skordinksi was just elected to a six year term having received the highest number of votes at the AAC. Finally, the OCA is a hospital for sick, not an asylum. We are no longer inmates, as we were in the past, but sinners helping each other towards the one true doctor who heals. )
I can't make sense out of why Met. Jonah is naming and appointing these guys either. He came and talked to all of us at Seminary, and unless he is lying through his teeth and psyching us all out (which I don't believe at all) he has nothing but good plans and intentions for the OCA. He has admitted, however, that as an abbot in California he did not know of the corruption going on in the central administration. Maybe he just doesn't assiciate these guys with what went on the way the rest of us do. If thats the case then its a good thing he is being told. I will sing a whole different song, however, if he chooses to ignore the warning from the SIC members. But until then I am not going to think ill of the man.
Thank you to the former SIC members for writing this letter.
As a member of the Diocese of the South, I have prayed for a leader who can come a lead us out of this pit. Bishop Dmitri, God Bless Him, he is a kind man but we need to face the fact that his dementia has blindsided his leadership! Fr. Fester has in fact been our Bishop!
We need strong spiritual leadership who can come an "clean house." I pray that +Jonah will not turn a blind eye to the sickness of our diocese but help to heal it! .... Please help us!!