The Pittsburgh Diocesan Building is the small
off-white one next to the plate glass skyscraper.
"WHEN WUERL BECAME BISHOP OF PITTSBURGH, REPLACING BISHOP ANTHONY
BEVILACQUA WHO BECOME ARCHBISHOP OF PHILADELPHIA, HE PERMITTED THE
DIGNITY/PITTSBURGH HOMOSEXUAL "MASSES" TO CONTINUE FOR EIGHT MORE
YEARS IN NOT ONE BUT TWO PARISHES -- ST. ELIZABETH IN THE STRIP DISTRICT
AND ST. PAMPHILUS IN BEECHVIEW. ACCORDING TO ANN RODGERS-MELNICK,
A BESOTTED REPORTER FOR THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, "BANNING DIGNITY
WAS A SAD MOMENT FOR WUERL."
"UNDER WUERL'S WATCH, THE PITTSBURGH DIOCESE BECAME A STOMPING GROUND FOR NATIONALLY-KNOWN DOCTRINAL AND MORAL MISCREANTS, INCLUDING MATTHEW
FOX, RAYMOND BROWN, AND HOWLING FEMINISTS ROSEMARY RADFORD RUETHER
AND MONICA HELLWIG." --- Randy EngelIn addition, if you are unfamiliar with the accusation against the late Fr. Donald
Sotak, the following link will make you current on it.The important aspect of
this case was the long-term cover-up and intimidation tactics involved in it:
Sotak's credible accuser: Axed by Diocese of Pittsburgh via deception & bullying.
The reason why Sotak's accuser isn't a priest is because he never obtained
the excardination procedure from the Diocese of Pittsburgh.He did attend
a seminary in the Chicago area, incidentally.However, he is canonically
trapped in the Diocese of Pittsburgh as an ordained deacon, and the powers-
that-be there won't give him his freedom to go to another diocese ... or to a
religious order and be ordained.
A very vicious trick was played on him during the tenure of Donald Wuerl,
illustrating another instance of pain being inflicted upon Catholics of good-
will in Pittsburgh.He was ordained a deacon and then given a push out the
door, so that he wouldn't become a priest.Within months of his ordination,
he was told that he was to tell everyone he encountered that he voluntarily
chose to delay his ordination.Meanwhile, he was required to go get yet
another psychological assessment, despite the alleged fact that he already
passed one such assessment.
In light of the various allegations and even documentation, it appears that
Wuerl's policy was to keep sending someone to as many facilities as it took
for Wuerl to get on an official sheet of paper the diagnosis Wuerl was look-
ing to read.Add to this, Wuerl's allegedly infamous temper and his repeat-
ed sleight of hand deceptions, and he is the opposite of the "holy, holy, holy
man that a woman who looked frighteningly familiar said in front of a local
news camera.This doesn't even include the allegations involving any ele-
ment of Wuerl's private life ... even the circumstantial evidence part of it.
The protocol for excardination is described in the web page linked below:
The individual who arranged for me to interview Sotak's accuser stated
that, of all the seminarians he encountered in his life, Sotak's accuser was
the one most suitable for the priesthood.I quickly learned why.
Sotak's accuser had a specific type of peaceful temperament that one
rarely encounters today.He was even-keeled in an exceptional way.
He did not flare-off in anger, despite the evils he had to endure at the
hands of Pittsburgh diocesan authorities.Nor did he flare-off in any
type of theatrics during the interview.
In fact, Sotak's accuser was the opposite of the annoying charismatic
priests who would say, "Praise God" after every sentence you would
speak.He would allow that extra moment of silence before volunteer-
ing more information, followed by him letting you absorb what he said.
His personality made for the ultimate confessional priest.There was
a sense of spacious peacefulness coming from him.The church needs
this type of person in the priesthood.Donald Wuerl prevented this
from happening, reminiscent of Michael Rose's book, GOODBYE TO
There was no doubt that Sotak's accuser belonged in the priesthood.
Wuerl, in refusing to let Sotak's accuser go through the ordination pro-
cess without traumatic game playing did the church a great disservice.
To think, Torquato the homosexual and vicious retaliator got ordained
by Wuerl.Sotak's accuser did not.The church suffered a great loss
when Sotak's accuser was stonewalled into leaving the diaconate.
Therefore, someone with a conscience should see to it that Sotak's
accuser returns to a seminary and finally gets ordained, despite his
age which isn't paramount in any topic of consideration.The church
needs a man like him more now than ever.
Always remember this:Wuerl choose Torquato over Sotak's accuser.
That was one sick joke.Also remember that Wuerl allegedly sought
to deprive Sotak's accuser of his stipend money.