Tomorrow, June 30th, there will be a Mass at 8:30 AM. Yes, you read that correctly. St. Peter’s will have a Saturday morning Mass.
You prayed four years for this day. The exile is over. It’s time to come home!
Investigation Summary: “There are a couple of loose ends I’d like to tie up.” You contracted me to conduct a private investigation on behalf of individuals known as the “Sheep in Exile”. Based on your recent request, I have closed out that case. I have forwarded a large confidential file containing the following:
- Detailed report of investigation with key judgements,
- Source materials (news clippings & electronic media), and
- Physical evidence from dumpster diving.
As discussed earlier, I remain on retainer and am preparing for the imminent activation of Phase II operations. I stand ready to conduct a thorough review of certain matters pertaining to the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP).
With regards to the AUSCP, I have worked with your friend, Mr. Fre3d Capra, and trained him in the tradecraft required to infiltrate the AUSCP and provide inside information on the upcoming Albuquerque Assembly to be held June 25-28. His counterfeited dissident, liberal catholic credentials were impeccably contrived. He is now an AUSCP member in good standing.
Having Fre3d feign being comatose last year was a brilliant ploy. That gave him an opportunity to join the AUSCP and win their trust. Good thinking on your part!
Fre3d recognized that his old Rambler would be far too recognizable for undercover work. So he gave it to me. My dog loves it.
I have also been in touch with your “dead horse” Petition. He is quite alive and thriving at Wyoming Catholic College. He is assisting with their P.E.A.K. summer programs (click here and here.) He will be part of the horseback riding and horse excursion program. His devotion to prayer and desire to help in influencing strong Catholic youths is a fitting way for him to move towards retirement. The way Petition was treated at St. Peter’s was a very sad thing, indeed.
As we move into Phase II, the sensitivity of the operations focusing on AUSCP and similar organizations demands that we refrain from any further open discussion. This will be my final post. All future correspondence will be encrypted and sent via other means.
Personal Comment: Although this was an exceedingly difficult case, it has certainly been intriguing and spiritually instructive. The reason I took this case pro bono was because all of us in the Church Militant have to contribute our time and prayers to defend the One True Church founded by Jesus Christ.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Evelyn Kerr who passed away today.
I have been a “sheep in exile” for four years. I met many of you during our exile. And, although we didn’t speak of it, I could tell you all wanted to go home.
Some of you, have made changes and have become members of one of our surrounding parishes. Perhaps your children have made new friends in CCD or you are tied to your parishes in other ways.
Now the announcement is there in the Catholic Herald for all to see; St. Peter’s will have a new pastor. (Click here.)
Like me, many of you have no real decision to make. You knew all along that you would come back the very first moment that you could. For some of you, the decision will be a bit more difficult.
This will be our last post. Your support and prayers kept us going. Now, I’m coming home. Will you join me?
It’s been a very long time since I dedicated a song – this is for you.
I’ve had my run
Baby, I’m done
I gotta go home
Let me go home
It will all right
I’ll be home tonight
I’m coming back home
Here is Bulletin_2018-05-27
Contribute to Health & Wellness in Rappahanock County?
Imagine, if you will, Yul Brenner in The King & I singing “A Puzzlement”. We often imagine that when we see certain items in St. Peter’s Sunday bulletin. For example, this week we read:
If you want to know what the PATH Foundation is about, click here. If you want to know who sits on the board of directors, click here. (Perhaps some of the names and faces will be familiar to you.) If you want to know what the PATH Foundation used to be, click here.
The part that doesn’t click for us is why the PATH Foundation will be meeting in St. Peter’s parish hall. It’s all well and good that an organization exists that is concerned about the physical health of those living in Rappahannock County. We’re sure the County Library would be well suited for that type of “community listening tour”. But, please tell us, where we can find the organization that is concerned about the spiritual health of those living in Rappahannock County? To quote the king:
“But… Is a puzzlement!”
Here is Bulletin_2018-05-20
It is now 36 days to the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) Assembly. Although our Pastor has attended this event at least twice in the past, we have no idea if he will attend this year.
If you have the time, read the article Listening to Women: Creating space for women’s voices in the Catholic Church (click here). After you have read it, please note the remarks at the end of the article. This will help in understanding some aspects of the AUSCP agenda.
Listening to Women is sponsored by the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests, Australian Reform Organization, DignityUSA, FutureChurch, RAPPORT (Renewing a Priestly People, Ordination Reconsidered Today) and the Women’s Ordination Conference.
If you are a Knight of Columbus and you were looking for a reason to attend tonight’s meeting at St. Peter’s, please read the two emails below. Both were sent to me by a person whom you know as one of most active and faith-filled members of our parish.
I have removed all names for the sake of privacy.