Sunday, July 3, 2016

Archbishop Thomas Wenski: For Shame!

The Immutable Archbishop Thomas Wenski

Archbishop Thomas Wenski
The immutable Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami, is in the news again with charges of “slanderous gossip, calumny, detraction” against the faithful. It wasdéjà vu reading the Miami Herald article since when Archbishop Wenski of Miami was Bishop Wenski of Orlando from 2004 to 2010, and we wrote the Orlando Truth newsletter, he vilified us with identical charges.

At one point Bishop Wenski said that I was on the verge of excommunication. “ME?!” I replied. “How about excommunicating your heretical Chancery nuns and the Orlando priest we caught going to an out of state nude gay resort with his priest lover from another diocese?” (That priest still remains the pastor at his same Orlando Diocesan parish which has an elementary school.) Admittedly, while reading this article I chuckled at a few sentences which brought back joyful memories from those years, especially the part about the private investigator “going through the church rectory trash”. Those were the days. 

But nothing has changed. Archbishop Wenski acts exactly the same and speaks the same as when the Orlando Truth was in active combat with him. Just as when he was in Orlando and blamed the Orlando Truth for “sinful behaviors,” he is not upset with what Fr. Pedro Corces, Pastor at Miami Shores’ St. Rose of Lima has done but that his – the priest’s – sinful behaviors of sexual impropriety were uncovered! “The church isn’t upset by the sins of their priests but by the fact that the faithful have had the audacity, the temerity, to bring this up,” says Rosa Armesto, the attorney representing St. Rose of Lima parishioners and parents of children in the school there after Archbishop Wenski wrote a letter asking people to pray for “the children who have been dis-edified by the spectacle of adults behaving badly”. Hmmm – how about Archbishops behaving badly?

St. Rose of Lima parishioners
supporting the nuns
To add fire to the furnace Fr. Corces wanted a lay principal for the school therefore ordered the ouster of the IHM nuns whose order had been at the parish school since 1981.

As one person said, “There are no excuses for Archbishop Wenski’s conduct and disgraceful responses to these well documented activities. His only concern seems to be to get promoted to higher levels within the Church. Sad! Sad! Sad!”

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