If that’s the case, why is Rev. Ryszard Biernat—who blew open secrecy surrounding criminal/immoral behaviors of diocesan officials—the one to have his priestly faculties/ministry removed? Why hasn’t Bishop Sharfenberger reinstated this courageous priest who really does believe: “Criminality is not entitled to secrecy.”
A note to Bishop Scharfenberger: Rev. Ryszard Biernat should be restored to full and active ministry as the gospel would compel in this situation. Had you taken the time to speak with the dedicated laity protesting outside your office on Mondays when you were in Buffalo, you would have been presented with a different point… Continue reading Unjust penalty for Whistleblower–Does Bishop Scharfenberger even know the details of this heartbreaking case?
This is morally reprehensible harassment of a sexual assault victim by his priest-abuser that went on at your priest meeting yesterday in Buffalo. You are the shepherd. STOP this. For the love of God, get control of your abusive priest still roaming our streets, Art Smith (pictured in case you do not recognize him), who… Continue reading Bishop Scharfenberger: For the love of God, get control of your abusive priest
The video of the "Path Forward" Symposium held by the Movement to Restore Trust at Canisius College on December 7 is worth watching, but it doesn't capture the whole story. Laity, we need help.