Skip to comments.Attorney E-Mails Pope, Defends Fired Priest
Posted on 05/13/2005 8:01:01 AM PDT by Aristotle721
All is not well in the Archdiocese of Miami. Attorney Sharon Bourassa of Sunrise, Fla. sent the following (edited) e-mail to a number of individuals, including Pope Benedict XVI:
I was told the Archbishop of Poland met here in the Archdiocese of Miami with Archbishop John Favalora and Monsignor William Hennessey [vicar general of the archdiocese] concerning the firing of a good and holy priest, Andrew Dowgiert. According to one of my priest sources, Archbishop Favalora is requesting that the polish archbishop suspend Father Andrew from the priesthood.
This is an abomination. This is retaliation because we, the faithful, are fighting the archdiocese's sexually active gay clergy.
Father Andrew did nothing wrong when he was appointed to All Saints as Parochial Vicar to the new pastor, Anibal Morales. Father Andrew was only at All Saints four weeks when he noticed that things were very wrong. If he were a homosexual priest like so many of the others, Father Andrew would never have complained about what was going on and would still be working at All Saints. Sadly, it is becoming a common practice for Archbishop Favalora and Monsignor Hennessey to fire a priest when they speak the truth.
It appears that our archdiocese will be ruled by the gay clergy. The good priests tell me the gay clergy is now in the majority. With a few exceptions, only gay applicants are accepted into St. John Vianney Seminary.
What did Father Andrew do? All he did was threaten to complain to the archbishop about the overspending of monies at All Saints. He did not like working for an actively gay pastor, Anibal Morales, because Morales had his boyfriend constantly at the church. He had him teach a seminar to the staff on How to treat a new pastor, and Morales was not coming home until 3 a.m. (when he did come home). Father Morales was not there to say his morning masses. Father Morales was living with his boyfriend, Carlos Insignares, a former seminarian, in the house they owned in Miami. To this day, Morales lives with Carlos Insignares in the home in Miami.
Fr. Morales was the third gay pastor that poor Father Andrew has had to deal with. One did not pay him and the other made a homosexual advance and numerous sexual comments to him. Then he gets Father Morales.
My priest sources tell me that the archdiocese is about 70 to 90 percent gay. The straight priests are working under persecution and oppression. Because we, the parishioners of All Saints, are standing up for this good and holy priest the Archbishop is retaliating like he has done to so many others who have spoken up.
Archbishop Favalora does not want us, the faithful, to fight this cancer in our midst, so he is going after Father Andrew to show us and him that we cannot question the issue of homosexuality and stealing of massive church funds. Many of the gay priests are living in beautiful homes away from their parishes with another single male and we have no right to question that. We then become persecuted and oppressed. My priests' sources tell me that even if Father Andrew could bring this issue to the tribunal, it is heavily weighted with sexually active gays.
I am sending a copy of this e-mail to our beloved pope so he can see a very small picture of what is happening here in the Archdiocese of Miami, and all over the United States.
Matt C. Abbott is the former executive director of the Illinois Right to Life Committee and the former director of public affairs for the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. He is a Catholic journalist and commentator. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Globally or even nationally, I'm sure the figure is much lower, but it's not impossible that in certain places, there may be a local concentration -- a "nest" of them.
For a large archdiocese like Miami to have 80 to 90 percent of its priests homosexual would be impossible unless heterosexuals were kept out of the seminaries with almost perfect efficiency for several consecutive decades
Well, insider accounts suggest that this indeed happened in some seminaries. With a large supply of homo-priests available, and with, perhaps, some of them controlling local assignments, this COULD happen.
The new Pope, hopefully, will get rid of them all.
I'm sure there are many priests who have gay tendencies but are chaste and are in fact good priests. Its always the bad apples that make the whole basket look bad!
Hmmm interesting article.
Interesting story, but I wonder why we, at least I, have never heard about it. This kind of story tends to get a lot of play in Catholic circles, or the us versus them crowd. Or has this kind of story happen all too much lately, and is not newsworthy any longer?
You're right. It's very possible. Miami is a gay hot spot like San Francisco and West Hollywood. There is a huge gay community. It makes sense that the seminary there was infiltrated like this. It is a "nest" indeed.
An interesting article on SNAP.
Maybe I'll post the whole thing as a seperate article.
Oh. Thanks. It's sad that the very people who have been hurt the hardest by the priest scandal are the ones who are so blind to the obvious cause. It's like they're suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.
SNAP = Survivors network of those abused by priests.