I am sorry wideawake but you and many of the posters here on the forum don't know Father Madden or the circumstances and persecution that he and other good Priests face in this Diocese. Fay is a creation of Cardinal Egan who was Lori's predecessor. Concerned people including Father Madden reported Fay's malfeasance repeatedly over the past 15 years. Lori failed to move or even respond to this issue until Madden confronted him but he left Fay as pastor after his first interview with him after summoning he back from the arms of his Wedding Planner close friend.
He was forced out only after the private investigator hired who was hired by the Book Keeper and who Father Madden only offered to assist her pay for him, went public.
Fay is flamboyantly and obviously a homosexual and living above his means for 15 years and although he was the pastor of a parish with one of the most affluent congregation in Connecticut he failed to pay the dioceses its Diocesan allotment for over 3 years without examination.
Lori and his lavender mafia associates is an evil liar and fraud.
Read Father Maddens work at http://www.faithfront.org/archive.htm
and judge him more fairly and accurately.
To: Rufus Choate
(1) I asserted above that Fay deserves to get his just deserts. I have no brief for him.
(2) I agree that the ordinary did nothing and was completely derelict.
(3) None of this derogates from the fact that (a) it is a bad precedent for priests to start hiring PIs to investigate other priests and (b) abandoning one's parishioners and the ministry because one's ordinary is incompetent is a selfish act.
A priest's primary responsibility is to provide the faithful with the sacraments. All else is subordinate to that responsibility and the only excuse for abandoning it is juridical loss of jurisdiction or catastrophic physical disability.
posted on 09/05/2006 4:41:59 AM PDT
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