Remember the notoriously space-starved double-bunkers of Shohola, Pennsylvania -- the gang who gave "thank you for sharing" a whole new meaning? Having been tardily put to death in the Diocese of Scranton, they've re-emerged in sunny Paraguay.
A suppressed society of Roman Catholic priests has moved out of Shohola Township in the Diocese of Scranton to the Diocese of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. According to its current website, the suppressed Society of Saint John (SSJ) has reestablished itself in the Paraguay diocese with the apparent permission of the local bishop, Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano, who presides over the diocese of more than 500,000 Catholics.
Apparently the survivors have been reconstituted as a "pious association." I wonder if they produce an image in an ecclesiastical mirror
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Posted by: snowbird -
Mar. 27, 2006 1:16 PM ET USA
Barbara - 3/21/06: How about sending a polite letter of inquiry to the Archdiocese of Kansa City? Perhaps they will shed some light on the matter? Catholics need to know - - - about the wolves in sheep's clothing.
Posted by: snowbird -
Mar. 22, 2006 3:13 AM ET USA
IF these charges are valid, why haven't these priests been put on administrative leave to conclusion of investigation/or laicized? Scranton Bishop has it in his authority to end this tragedy NOW. Why the long delay?
Posted by: RC -
Mar. 21, 2006 7:25 PM ET USA
The "Society's" website http://www.ssjohn.com presents a Kansas address for donations, and offers this story of their transition to Paraguay: http://www.ssjohn.org/documents/pdf/060101_letter2.pdf
Posted by: -
Mar. 21, 2006 5:27 PM ET USA
Did you see this sentence at the end of the article? "The society is listed in the Archdiocese of Kansas City and has a post office box in Maple Hill, KS". What's this about?