Wednesday, July 12, 2006

a sad story

Look what happens when you don't take care of problems when they're small. When you see one mouse you get out the traps and poison. If you do nothing before you know it the house is infested. George Stallings was one of the few black priests in the DC diocese. There were upsetting rumors about him going back to the 70s. Cardinal Baum apparently didn't check him. Cardinal Hickey cared passionately about El Salvador but didn't pay much attention to the DC inner city parishes and by the time he tried to correct Stallings the wild man priest was totally out of control. He broke away from the church and started his own black Catholic in name only church. My husband and I sometimes drive past it when we got to DC. From the outside the building looks like an AME Zion church or perhaps a non traditional Catholic church. Now Stallings has apparently linked up with Archbishop Milingo, who may be suffering from the effects of old age and they may create yet another embarrassing moment for black Catholics.

Saint Therese, dear litte flower, patroness of black missions pray for those who may be led astray by these men.

1 comment:

Jovan-Marya Weismiller, T.O.Carm. said...

Good post! Let us pray both for Father Stallings and His Excellency, Abp. Milingo.