Open Letter to the Holy Father


Your Holiness,

I am one of your parish priests. About 414,000 of us labor daily in the vineyard.

This summer our Church has suffered a public-relations catastrophe. It has wounded the hearts of the faithful sons and daughters of the Church.

We need a father who will seek justice for the victims of sexual abuse. We need an honest father with sound judgment.

None of us presume to judge you. As the law of our Church has it, God alone judges the pope.

But I, for one, beg you:

Establish a procedure for selecting at random parish priests from around the world, to take the places of the Cardinal electors in the Sistine Chapel. Then vacate the Chair of Peter.


Your Son in Christ,

Father Mark White

19 thoughts on “Open Letter to the Holy Father

  1. I feel we should speak positive uplifting comments about our Holy Father. You might read Titus 3:1-15 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every GOOD work, to speak evil of NO ONE, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people……Please read this and be obedient to your calling. Also I would think you would NOT be political as this is inappropriate for a priest.

  2. In God’s words – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.
    In my words, there is nothing political about this, other than some cardinals defending the Pope in saying that he has better things to worry about like the environment and calling us racist because the Pope is “Latino”. This Pope has made our religion religion political, we just want justice. We have Divine Law to defend, each and every one of us.

  3. Dear Friends,
    Let us fly to Our Lady and pray our rosaries like never before. These are the times foretold. Our response and our weapons are The Holy Mass and The Holy Rosary. Abortion, Sex abuse and Assault, etc. will be defeated because of the church militant praying the rosary, the church will be purified and is undergoing a monstrous attack from the evil one. Our response is clear. Band together to defend our Holy Mother Church. If daily prayer of the rosary, frequent attendance at Holy Mass and regular reception of the Holy Sacraments, Confession and then Communion, in the state of grace; is not our response, then WE fail.
    “Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” St. Pio

  4. Alex,
    That is so true. That is exactly what we all need to be doing. Praying and attending Mass. Asking our Holy Mother to intervene. Very well said…….Lets all pray the rosary.

  5. Father Mark has always spoken from his convictions. This isn’t political. How many children need to abused before we wake up and stop it. Openly homosexual priests having orgies in the Vatican, public shaming by Cardinal Sean O’Malley in order to get justice for abuse victims in Chile, seminarians subject to abuse by McCarrick and he is the one advising the pope on US bishops!!! It’s outrageous.

  6. Suzanne,
    I think you are looking at the internet to much. Orgies in the Vagican? Really?….Pray for our Pope and Church and please do not make rude remarks against our Clergy. True Catholics do not do such.

  7. Please Larry – perhaps there were not orgies in the Vatican but there were at McCarrick’s summer residence which has been proven. We, as good Catholics know what to do re: prayer and fasting – everyone is correct but now is not the time to put our heads in the sand or we will not solve the problem. On this Labor Day, we must remember that without the people, nothing would change – our good priests couldn’t do it and they all need our help. Everyone knows God will help our church.

  8. Just to be clear, praying does not mean sticking ones head in the sand. We MUST fight for our church but only with the proper weapons, coupled with prudence.

  9. The proper weapons must only include honesty and openness and never forgetting that God sees all we do in each and every one of us. We help our church with prayer always but we cannot forget that we have to help our Lord and Saviour. Remember St. Catherine of Sienna and St. Francis of
    Assisi. They did not put their heads in the sand.

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