Joyce Maloney, Bonita Springs
Not a happy ending
I think the bishop totally underestimated the number of people who would lose respect for him over his mishandling of Father Stan when he took him away from St. Leo's parish.
In spite of one transgression, Father Stan was the best priest St. Leo ever had, or ever will have. He did so many good things for the parish and the entire community of Bonita Springs. There are many, many people who are still very angry that Father Stan was taken away from the parishioners of St. Leo's and consider it a great loss.
We wish you well, Father Stan. You did not deserve the treatment you got from the Diocese of Venice, and we hope and pray your future will be much brighter.