Dear Readers and Friends:
I would ask that you join me in praying a novena for Father Gordon MacRae. As you know, he is the priest who was falsely accused of abusing a minor. He was convicted and has been imprisoned for many years because he would not plead guilty to something he did not do. There is a specific reason why I will be praying this novena for Father Gordon's special intentions. Without giving out too many details, I share the following statements with you. BTW, the following conclusions were arrived at by a professional investigator who has spent over 1000 hours investigating the case against Father Gordon MacRae, and has concluded that this case was a massive fraud.:
"A number of those who accused Father MacRae also accused others - including other Catholic priests - of the identical claims and behaviors they attributed to Father MacRae..."
"...It has become clear that, at the time he was accused, numerous conspiracies were being concocted in this region to accuse Catholic priests of abuse in order to fraudulently obtain settlement money front the Catholic Church."
The feast of the Queenship of Mary is next week. I think it would be very appropriate for us to pray the Memorare for Father's intentions for nine consecutive days, starting on Monday, August 22nd, the actual feast day and ending on August 30th, with confession, Mass and Holy Communion. If you can have Mass offered for Father Gordon, it would be greatly appreciated! After all, they are our blessed mother's priests.
I would also ask that you read Father's recent post found here.
**I also highly recommend you read A Ram in the Thicket's How Psychotherapists helped send an Innocent Priest to Prison It is an eye-opener!
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.