UPDATE 3 April 2019:
There have been developments.
Fr. Rynne has been removed from his parish after a visitation by retired Bp. Peter Elliot.
It also seems that Fr. Rynne was assaulted at one point by a group who forced their way into the sacristy after a Mass.
___ Originally Published on: Mar 23, 2019
This is an example of what the young, faithful and tradition (aka Catholic) priest faces in parishes which have, for decades, been twisted out of shape.
A letter from a parishioner to a young pastor of a parish came to my attention. It is vicious. The malice is palpable. At first I didn’t want to give it more exposure, but it is now out and about through other sources. On reflection, it is a good example for the readership to understand what priests face today.
Actually, I have two example from the last 24 hours. One of them concerns how a aged lib sister is actively sowing division in the parish of a young priest who is correcting abuses and introducing reverent liturgy. Alas, I can’t anonymize that one easily. Let’s just say that this sister is living up to all the nastiness and underhanded dealing which I experienced from her ilk in seminary and in a parish.
Back to the vicious letter. This letter was aimed at a priest in Tasmania, Fr. Nicholas Rynne by one Maureen Bennett, a parishioner. Again, I am not the first to put this letter out to wider view. And it was made known without any blacking out of names, etc. Hence, let it stand.
Fathers, save your hate mail in a file.