Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Messages for Fr. Haley

When you are alone and persecuted, it's easy to feel abandoned. Although I know that many people support Fr. Haley with their prayers, he is isolated and has no way of knowing because he has no permanent address. This blog gives Fr. Haley a permanent address on the internet where he can read the messages of those who support him.

Leave him a message, a word of encouragement, a spiritual bouquet.

If Fr. Haley were a lesser man he would have abandoned the Church he loves long ago like so many before him. He would probably be married and have a family. But when he became a priest he gave himself to his bride, the Church. This forced estrangement is not his choosing, but his suffering.

Leave a comment for Fr. Haley below.

34 comments:

  1. Hello, Father Haley. We haven't forgotten you and we pray for you an think of you. We admire you for not abandoning the church, which seems to have abandoned you. We hope you will be given true justice and that the homosexuality of the clergy issue will be ended in this diocese. God bless you.

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  2. Dear Father,

    Larry and I will offer our Mass of the Lord's Supper for you and will watch an hour before the Altar of Repose praying for you, for Bishop Loverde, and for our poor Church. May the great physician Himself eliminate the cancer in the bride of Christ. God bless you.

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  3. It may feel like God has abandoned you but he hasn't. You are providing a vital service for the Church. What is due the Church has been meted out to you.

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  4. This is Tom McFadden from St. John's in McLean. Can I send you some money? Mary Ann knows how to contact me. I remember you as a very good mass celebrant and a preacher who talked about important stuff.

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  5. Hello Father Haley,

    Know that many of us have been following your situation for the past several years. Do not hesitate to call Joe Maher at Opus Bono Sacerdotii for assistance.

    Phone: (248) 628-8500
    Email: joemaher@opusbono.org

    For those who have been removed from ministry and would like to talk to brother priests confidentially for moral and spiritual support please contact: priestnetwork@opusbono.org

    http://www.opusbono.org/home/

    http://www.priestsincrisis.com/

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  6. Father Haley, you and the other faithful priests (such as Fr Altier) are in our prayers as you suffer for the Faith. We ask the intercession of St John of the Cross, who was likewise persecuted as he attempted a reform of the Carmelites.

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  7. Fr. Haley, Please know how much your fidelity means to those of us Catholics who hunger for the fullness of TRUTH. We keep you in our prayers, especially today, on the 2nd day of the Divine Mercy Novena. May you continue to be inflamed by the power of the Holy Spirit and the knowledge that you are an obedient priest, pleasing in God's eyes.

    Cate Taylor
    Diocese of Superior

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  8. Victimhood is part of conforming to Our crucified Lord. This is a gross and disturbing example that the Leaven of the Pharisee that Jesus warns us about still has leverage in the Church. The Spirit of the Sanhedrin has been replaced by USCCB. Their authority is morally hidden, now and in the past, at NIGHT. Barabass is promoted and jesus to exile outside the City Walls. Remember Fr. Haley that the rejected Stone is the Cornerstone. I hope you find some peace with this consolation. Good luck!

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  9. Father Haley, I search your case often for news. You fulfill everything that a Priest should be. Jesus knows your heart and your suffering. He has NOT abandoned you and neither shall we.

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  10. Is there an address where I can send a card to Fr. Haley? He was the priest at our wedding. (Tired of revolving priests my husband & I have found our home in the East, thanks to Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church in McLean.) twright@wrightalliance.com

    Thank you, Therese Wright

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  11. Thank you for keeping Fr. Haley's case alive. I was shocked when I first learned of it, and pray for him. It is obvious clergy in high places are being blackmailed by other clergy to eliminate Fr. Haley's witness. If only we had more priests of integrity like Fr. Haley.

    "The just man shall flourish like a palm tree."

    God bless and keep Fr. Haley. I give thanks to God for him.

    CB

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  12. I just have one thing to say to Fr. Haley: May the Cure d'Ars intercede for you! If there is no better intercessor for you in this state besides him and Mary, I don't know what is. But anyway, God bless you in your suffering -- I have a feeling that something better will come along the way.

    Amen.

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  13. A fellow priest to a fellow priest. Your fidelity to your vocation and to the truth has been a source of encouragement to me and others.

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  14. I just finished reading your deposition. I'm overwhelmed, saddened, and in complete shock. My husband and I knew almost all of these people involved. It torments me to know these things. And we were completely oblivious. Yet, I remember you Fr. Haley and while you may not remember me, your sermons were always on such a deeply profound level. I don't think anyone who has ever met you could forget you. I think you made all of us look at our souls more closely. You disheartened me once when I embraced communion for the first time after being denied for many years,- I cried. No, I sobbed. I wouldn't know what you meant until now. I hope you will be happy with knowing that "it did last, it has lasted and I'm still on my knee's in prayer that it will always last." God bless. I offer you my prayers.

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  15. Fr. Haley,
    I was in your Prayer Group on weekday mornings at St. Mark's in Vienna, VA in 1988 shortly after my return from Medugorje. Shortly after, my husband and I moved our family to Indiana where my husband's family lived. Two years later I was widowed, and two years later, we moved to Dolores, Colorado where my parents lived. I moved with my two youngest children to Colorado Springs in 2001. I am now living in Sedona, AZ with my mother. I took my first promises in OCDS last year. You have been a strong influence in my life, and you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You! Mary Waechter mrwaechter@gmail.com

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  16. Father Haley, I was a parishoner in St. Lawrence with my wife when you were their with Father Ehrbacher. At the time, I did not understand why you cried so much in front of the alter. Now i know. I remember you when I attend the extraordinary form of the liturgy. Do not give up hope, but remember St. John Fischer and Saint John Chrysostom.

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  17. We still remember you. pray for you and admire you Father Haley.
    God Bless You,
    The Castro family
    Becky & Carlos +5
    now at St. Brendan's in Cumming, GA

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  18. Born in 1964, I grew up thinking everything was up-side down, Supreme Court and abortion, Vatican 2's implementation as it was being done. Then I read a few years ago somewhere on-line that it's always taken 40-50 years of confusion after every Council to get the implementation right. I was finally so heartened. And then I see this homosexual infestation in the Church and her hierachy, and start to wonder if I should ever confess to a priest again after reading about Fr. Haley's experiences, and then take heart - it may take 100 years, but this too will be fixed, just like we're starting to seeing the end of the protestant reformation - a sad result of the internal infestation that was allowed as well for too long. We will keep the faith dear Father.

    They pass whistleblower rules/laws because whistleblowers get killed regardless...so have the evidence expose itself to a goodly group of people who'll make hay about it and let the light in and the enemy out that way. People are creative.

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  19. Dear Fr. Haley:

    Know you have my support. With all that's happening with the sexual abuse scandal in the Church today - April 24, 2010, I do hope and pray a great moral and spiritual tsunami sweeps across the Atlantic and cleans out the Catholic Church in the U.S.A. soon. And may you finally receive the vindication and justice you are richly due as a consequence. Hold on to the faith in what I am sure is dark night of the soul for you.

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  20. I met you once..you're a brave man. Keep the faith. We have.

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  21. Fr. Haley, I am sorry for all you have been through. I learned about you while looking online for reports of sex abuse in the Arlington Diocese where I grew up. I wanted to know if anything had ever been going on with priests/nuns at St. Michael's. And then I find an article by a former Altar boy at St. Michael's who apparently went through the same kind of pain I did there and read all about you. I wish you well and will pray for you and if anyone knows who the altar boy was who wrote that article, I sure would like to know. I need answers.

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  22. Fr. Haley, Lori and I were blessed to have you help us through our marriage preparation in 1989. You baptised our two oldest children and you held our 1 month old son on the altar while you gave a pro-life sermon in 1989. We moved to Wyoming in 1994 and have 5 children. We have been trying to follow your case online for many years. We were stunned and very saddened. You are one of the greatest priests we have ever met. Please be assured you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You. Chuck & Lori Ruwart chr3@laramiepeakmotors.com

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  23. My husband and I think of you often and pray for your welfare. God bless you, Father.

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  24. Dear Fr. Haley, I have followed your story for years and have offered prayers for you through it all and will continue to do so. May your suffering be a source of grace for yourself and others like you. May Our Lady bring you comfort and strength.

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  25. If I knew how to contact you personally, Fr. Haley, I would open my home to you. My heart aches for the pain you endure. I will continue to pray for your strength and well being.

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  26. Father Haley,
    The Diocese of Arlington continues to reveal itself.....your deposition rings true again and again....just ask the parishoners of St. Theresa in Ashburn.

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  27. Hello Father,

    Twice we were seminarian classmates. I believe it was Blessed John Henry Newman who said our greatest cross comes from the Church.
    I wish you the very best. Please write: fmgallagher87@gmail.com.

    In Christ,
    Fr. Francis Gallagher

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  28. Father, you can always tell your story, unedited, at Rorate Caeli. I will post it for you, or any messages you wish to send to those praying for you. Email me at athanasiuscatholic@yahoo.com

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  29. Thanks for the post, Adfero, I sent it in an email to Fr. Haley. I hope he takes you up on it.

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  30. Dearest Father Haley, I was in prayer this morning and had the inspiration to google your name to find out where you are. I cannot begin to tell you how many of your homilies continue to ring out in my mind . . . the most recent example is from the snowstorm we had last week when I couldn't help but think of your words, "When you're wondering how you will make it to Mass because of bad weather, just ask yourself if you'd be able to get there if you heard that the priest was going to hand out a million dollars to every parishioner who arrived." So, needless to say, we think of you very often and pray that you are well. May God bless you and keep you. Please pray for us too; Lyle and I have four children, ages 21, 19, 16 and 11, and we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this year on April 9. Sending love in Jesus through Mary, Cathy Tulloch, former St. Louis in Alexandria parishioner and current members of St. Theresa's in Ashburn

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  31. I attended daily Mass at St. Louis knowing each day your sermon's message would give me hope. In Confession, you were understanding and empathetic. Your advice during my crisis was spot-on and consoling. You truly had a vocation, and lived it well. I am both saddened and indignant by your situation, and will continue to pray that your faith is not affected by those who chose some other agenda. Remember, right is right if nobody's right; wrong is wrong if everybody's wrong. In this situation, I believe you were right, and God knows they were wrong. Bless you.



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  32. Christopher ConradAugust 1, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    God bless you Father. You have been in my prayers for many years. May God keep his mighty Hand on you through your dark trial. Thank you for your sufferings. They are not for nothing. God help us!

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  33. Father Haley,
    1. Will you please give us the consolation of an update?
    2.To whom/where can we send donations to help you?
    Sincerely,
    Catherine

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  34. Fr. Haley,

    I want you to know that as a layperson, I have undergone the same types of attacks that you and others have been subjected to because you are willing to face the homosexual problem of the diocese(s). It has been viscous. Along with putting the stops to me gaining employment in the area (their influence is strong and the networking is widespread), I have withstood a backlash in areas I would never have expected. To make a long story short, the Lord has gotten me through this.

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