This blog shares the author's opinions on our Church, its leaders and others, and occasionally raps their knuckles. She has a lot to say about priests in prison and the Church's treatment of them. She is also an animal lover, especially the wild ones.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A POET- PRIEST WRITES FROM PRISON, PART II
if . . . in the greenwood. . .
I'm in prison
I'm a "hardened con" after 8 years.
I'm a priest.
I want to stay here.
I don't want parole.
And I'm innocent.
My savings went to legal costs.
The Cardinal took away my pension.
The social security ended at conviction.
My car went to defray the cost of an expert witness.
The Church took away my livelihood.
My landlord took my apartment.
The Cardinal took away my medical benefits.
I'm anathema at the old priests' home.
The Cardinal won't tell me if I am excommunicated or not, so
I'm unwelcome at the prison Mass.
To dig, I am unable at 82 yrs. of age
As "the most hated man in Mass., one of the ten more notorious
criminals in Mass. history?" The "worst of the worst."
My life is in danger from the vigilantes.
I cannot stay with friends without making them targets.
The sex offender registry all but insures retribution from neighbors.
Is it not curious that the DA, now the Attorney General, found
me harmless enough to go home with no prison time if I would
take a plea bargain and confess to 1456 rapes, or even to two?