In your goodness, pray for falsely accused priests and canceled priests

The way priests have been treated in the last years…

However, it’s not all, or rather, only bad news.

I saw a glimmer at MediaReport.

Another Wave of Falsely Accused Priests Returned to Ministry

As we have written many times, the diocesan review boards formed by the Dallas Charter 20 years ago, while originally well intentioned, have become a virtual dragnet for specious, unfounded claims from decades prior in which the due process rights of priests are ignored and nearly every presumption is indulged in favor of the claimants, who are often kooks and con artists.

By design, the standard of proof is so low that it is something of a miracle that any priests are ever exonerated, and yet despite that, some priests still are. Indeed, in the past several weeks, a number of falsely accused priests were finally returned to ministry….

There is more there. One thing that really was hard: “We wanted to reach out to Fr. Beiter over his feelings of being exonerated, but it turns out he passed away at age 83 ten days before the diocese cleared him. Nice.”

Perhaps in your goodness today you might pray for falsely accused priests and perhaps also canceled priests.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
This entry was posted in Cancelled Priests, Priests and Priesthood. Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Tamara T. says:

    I remember Father Gordan MacRae everyday. Also praying for those I do not know about. May God in His mercy restore their good name and bring them back to active ministry.

  2. bluejaybooks says:

    Let’s ask for the intercession of St. Raymond Nonnatus – patron saint of the falsely accused.

Comments are closed.