Friday, February 01, 2013

American priests seek to join with ACP in support of Tony Flannery

http://www.uscatholicpriests.org/storage/AUSCP%20header.jpgWe want to join the ACP in support of Father Tony Flannery in the hope that his many years of dedicated faithful priestly ministry might be respected in the discussion with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

We are concerned about similar penalties imposed upon American priests such as Fr. Roy Bourgeois and Fr. Bill Brennan, S.J. 

Not all of our members may agree with the statements of these priests, but they deserve to be treated more compassionately by Vatican officials. 

The fact that their penalties are more severe than those imposed upon bishops and priests involved in the recent paedophilia scandals certainly raises questions of fairness and justice.

We stand in solidarity with our brother priests in the sense of “Presbyterium Ordinis” from Vatican II and “Pastores Dabo Vobis” from Blessed Pope John Paul II, and we assure them of our prayerful support and remembrance in our Masses.

Signed by the following eight members of the AUSCP Board:

Fr. David Cooper, Milwaukee, WI
Fr. James Schexnayder, Pacheco, CA
Fr. Frank Eckart, Toledo, OH
Fr. Daniel Divis, Lorain, OH
Fr. Robert Cushing, Cordele, GA
Fr. John (Jay) Davidson, Evansville, IN
Fr. Len Dubi, Hazel Crest, IL
Fr. Bernard Survil, Greensburg, PA

And affirmed by the following U.S. priests as their names are submitted [these up to Jan 31, 10 am, E. Time]:

Fr. Thomas Ivory, West Orange, NJ
Fr. James Flynn, Louisville, KY
Fr. Jack O’Malley, Pittsburgh, PA
Fr. Harry Meyer Loveland OH
Fr. Steve Newton Portland OR
Fr. Pedro Lleo Miami, FL
Fr. Jerry Hanley Carson City NV
Fr. Rich Creason St Louis MO
Fr. Frank Carroll Bristol RI
Fr Patrick Collins, Douglas MI
Fr. Matt Garrison Little Rock AR
Fr. Bruce Byrolly Cambridge MD
Fr. Jim Houston Northboro MA
Fr. Neil Draves-A.Northville NY
Fr. Marty Peter Columbus IN
Fr. Tim Taugher Binghamton NY
Fr. G.E. Auger Manchester NH
Fr Emmett Coyne Exeter NH
Fr. Tom Ogg Ten Sleep WY
Fr. James Flynn Louisville KY
Fr. Kevin Murphy Canadaigua NY
Fr Vincent Gluc, ofmcv Baltimore MD
Fr. Chuck Denny Toledo OH
Fr. David Buersmeyer Washington MI
Fr. Norm Supancheck Sylmar CA
Fr. Frank Pollie Auburn Hills MI
Fr. Joe Fedora Lime PERU
Fr Richard Bollman Cincinnati OH
Fr. Tony Gallagher Toledo OH
Fr Riccardo Elford, cssr Tucson AZ
Fr. John Anglin, ofm St Petersbrg FL
Fr. Louis Dickman Covington KY
Fr. Ron Cioffi Keport NJ
Fr. Bill MacKenzie Rochester NH
Fr Thomas Fenlon Bronx NY
Fr. Lou Papes Cleveland OH
Fr Justin Belitz, ofm Indianapolis IN
Fr Michael Tegeder Minneapolis MN
Fr. John Hynes Wilmington DE
Fr. John Kirwin Saratoga Sp NY
Fr. Carl Last Lutz FL
Fr. Basil De Pinto Oakland CA
Fr. John J. O’Shea, OSA. Boston MA
Fr. Angelo Gambatese,ofm New York NY
Fr. Ron Gaesser Auburn NY
Fr. Patrick Tucker Palos Hills IL
Fr. Jim Sheil Avon Hills OH
Fr Thomas Ivory W.Orange NJ
Fr.William Spilly Hamlin NY
Fr. Joseph Witmer, Louisville OH
Fr. Joseph Romano Livonia MI
Fr. Arian Cook Brewton AL
Fr. Brian Rafferty Archd Baltimr MD
Fr. Keith Brennan, SDS Tucson AZ
Fr. Michael Ryan Seattle WA
Fr. James Kiesel Baltimore MD
Fr. Bob Diachek Chester NJ

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