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September 8, 2011 | 2 Comments

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  1. Robert Burns on October 5, 2011 9:49 am

    I read your comments on Vincent Pallotti. The Pallottines of today do not in any way resemble his vision or virtue. I was taught by the Pallottines for a number of years, and lived for four in one of their houses making inquiry as to whether their life was for me. I found them to be secretive, mendacious, and frequently at conflict with each other in their residences. They showed power struggles in a Province of seven which made one sick over how their behavior was so contrary to the admonitions of the Lord, “I came to serve, not be served.” They also knowing ordained pedophiles (Google the issue on ex-Pallottine Bossa, it’s quite simple to verify), while turning away good men who could have contributed to Christ’s call “Go and preach to all nations.” You can take the Pallottines. Next time you do work on any organization, please be certain to look at all aspects of it, not just one individual in it. For this reason, your article is misleading and could lead one to inquire into the Pallottines as a way of life at his own peril.

  2. Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. on October 5, 2011 2:07 pm

    Mr. Burns: I did not comment on the Pallotines of today. I had no intention of “look[ing] at all aspects” of the congregation. It was a story on the life of the Founder. If one were do do the same — “look at all aspects” — for the life of St. Francis, one would be obliged to write something on the order of an Encyclopedia! While many of St. Vincent’s sons are unworthy of his name, that does not detract from the Saint. I’m sorry to learn of the troubles in the Pallottines. It does not surprise me. I was once with them and elected to leave, although the reasons were not so horrific as the things you cite.

    To call my article misleading is unjust. A biography of St. Ignatius of Loyola that omits to tell of the crimes of Fr. Drinan, Karl Rahner, or Teilhard de Chardin would not be “misleading” either.

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