Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Prayers needed for a local priest.


Fr. Wehmeyer.
Archbishop John Nienstedt has removed the pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish in St. Paul, Reverend Curtis Wehmeyer, after learning of allegations that the priest had engaged in misconduct involving a minor. Following archdiocesan policy, the Archdiocese immediately reported the allegations to the police, and an investigation into the allegations was begun. The Archdiocese is cooperating fully with police in their investigation.
Pending the outcome of the investigation, Father Wehmeyer is prohibited from exercising any ministry in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. He is no longer in residence at Blessed Sacrament. - Catholic Spirit

At this point it is just an allegation. 
The move came after the archdiocese learned "of allegations that the priest had engaged in misconduct involving a minor," archdiocese spokesman Jim Accurso said in a Sunday, June 24, statement. "Following archdiocesan policy, the archdiocese immediately reported the allegations to the police, and an investigation into the allegations was begun." 
Police arrested Curtis Carl Wehmeyer, 47, in Oakdale on Friday. He was released from the Ramsey County Jail on Monday, pending further investigation. He has not been charged. 
Police are investigating the case as a sex assault, said Howie Padilla, police spokesman. A juvenile male told police Thursday it happened over a two-year period, Padilla said. - Source

If it is true, I don't get it.  I don't understand it.   

I'll keep praying for Fr. Wehmeyer and all priests.  But I think we ought to pray more for the victims and for the souls scandalized by priests.

Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. - Psalm 146: 3 

4 comments:

  1. Praying in the midst of the storm12:59 PM

    Rosary of the Tears of Blood

    Crucified Jesus, prostrate at Thy feet, we offer thee the tears of blood of Her, who with devotional sympathetic love accompanied Thee on Thy painful way to Calvary.

    Grant, O good Master, that we take to heart the lessons which the blood-stained tears of Thy most holy Mother taught us, so that we may fulfill thy holy will on earth and become worthy to praise and bless Thee in Heaven for all eternity. Amen.

    O Jesus, hear our petitions for the sake of the tears of blood shed by they dearest Mother.

    O Jesus, look upon the tears of blood of Her who loved Thee most while on earth and who loves Thee most intimately in Heaven.

    O Mary, mother of Love, of sorrows and of mercy, we beg thee, join Thy prayers with ours so that Jesus Thy Divine Son, to whom we turn, will graciously hear our petitions in the name of Thy maternal tears of blood, and, together with the graces we implore, grant us finally the reward of eternal life. Amen.

    With thy tears of blood, O Sorrowful Mother, destroy the rule of Satan. Through Thy divine tenderness, O bound and fettered Jesus, defend the world from the errors which threaten it. Amen

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  2. Motherof57:05 PM

    I will pray for all priests, especially Fr. Wehmeyer.

    Question: Why are so many of our priests living in isolation?

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  3. Anonymous11:07 PM

    Fr. Wehmeyer can go to hell for all I care. I knew him from St. Thomas and think he's the devil. Seriously, get the hell out of you're not Christ like. Christ was not a molester. I have NO sympathy for these perverts.

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  4. just me5:52 AM

    ~To start, I'm no saint. I try to go to church on Sunday's, which hasn't been much lately, especially since this was announced. It broke my heart because I really liked Father Curt. What I find he's being accused of is the thing I worry most about in this world. I pray for the minor young man/boy, because he probably will get crap from his friends or other males who knew him, also the feelings of shame which he should not be feeling responsible for, will be there for awhile, if not forever.

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