Letter to the Editor : October 19 2012Oct 21st, 2012 | By OP ED | Category: OP ED
To the editor:
Recent press coverage of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case reminds me of a local experience. In 1968, I was a freshman at Port Jervis High and attended C.C.D. class (religious instruction) once weekly taught by Father Francis Stinner. Although he never approached me (was I that ugly), he did approach other boys who had nicknamed him “Stud”. The priests involved in this practice are guilty of horrific crimes but what infuriates me is the cover-up by the Roman Catholic Church. I made a conscious decision years ago to disassociate myself with the church. I encourage other Catholics to stop congregating and worship the lord in your own, private manner. I don’t think God will be angry with you for doing so.