date Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 2:01 AM
subject Church Mouse: Thank you for your inspiration
I am a member of St. James Parish in the Archdiocese of Denver, CO, USA. I have been visiting your website since the spring of 2006 when I became aware that our new Pastor was a neocat. This became painfully evident after he "hijacked" the annual retreat of the Parish and School staff by bringing in a NC catechetical team to moderate the "retreat" He caught the entire staff off-guard and most attendees, including a nun who had celebrated her 50th year as a religious were appalled by the content and delivery style of the catechesis and the fact that they had basically been held hostage and forced to attend. Accounts of this disturbing event compelled me to investigate and find that our new Pastor was a gradutate of our own Redemptorist Mater (NC) seminary in the Archdiocese of Denver. Prior to then I had no knowledge of The Way. Since then the influence of the NC has insinuated itself into our beloved Parish. Many of our existing Parish families have left for other Schools and Parishes. A few of us have decided to inform others of the devisive nature of the NC and its influence in any Parish setting instead of "going quietly into the night". Thanks to your inspiration we recently launched our own website at www.saveyourparish.com Please feel free to post this message on your website, and thanks again for your courage and inspiration.
Thanks for your kind words, Mary, and may the Spirit guide you in your struggle.