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Forgiveness & Responsibility

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 25, 2003

The following letter appears in today's Dallas Morning News in response to Bishop Grahmann's op-ed on the subject of forgiveness:

Re: Bishop Charles Grahmann's opinion regarding Monsignor Ernesto Villaroya's assignment to the parish in Frisco.

People did not discover a 20-year-old "sin," they discovered a 20-year-old son. I have no stones to throw, only the everlasting question of a parent to a father who never intended to be a dad: Where were you for this child the past 20 years? If I were part of the parish in Frisco, I would never trust a man who chose to shun his lifelong responsibility as a father to a child.

This priest was given a basic gift from God, whether asked for or not. Father Villaroya shunned God's gift. What makes him fit to minister to many when he could not own up to responsibility of the greatest of challenges he will ever be handed?

Lori Pepsis-Baker, Mesquite

I think Lori's got a point.

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