FROM THE PRESIDENT'S KITCHEN TABLE
The second big problem is Fr. Stephen Levaís testimony at the custody hearing for the four children. Anyone "happy" over adultery and desecration of vows shows little evidence of faith in Church doctrine on the dignity and indissolubility of marriage. Les Femmes wasnít surprised at Fr. Levaís deplorable behavior considering his past support for CTA, a dissent group of unfaithful Catholics who advocate abortion, contraception, divorce and remarriage, sodomy, etc. At a CTA meeting hosted in his former parish where he led the opening prayer, brochures were available for Promises (a support group for women having affairs with men in the active priesthood) and Rent-a-Priest (which hires out unfaithful priests to do baptisms, invalid marriages, etc.). Ironic isnít it? What kind of stewardship occurs in a parish with such a leader?
We call our shepherds "Father." That tender term implies a relationship of filial care and trust. Our priests, whether they serve at the parish level or in the chancery, have an awesome responsibility. When they betray that trust, the consequences are grave. Catholics, especially parents, have a right to know when their pastor is a wolf in sheepís clothing. Weíre sounding the warning. And once again we exhort our readers to pray and fast for priests, especially the philandering padre and those who abetted his scandal Fr. Leva by affirming it and diocesan officials by their inaction. Pray for our bishop who arrived in the middle of the mess. Pray for the betrayed husband and his adulterous wife. Above all pray for the poor innocents the new baby and the husbandís four children. May Jesus protect them. "Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."