What is the matter with leaders in the Catholic Church who refuse to listen to clergy sex abuse victims, as well as whistleblower priests who report sex abuse? Instead, they illegally bury the reports of misconduct, order others to do so, and punish good priests who refuse to also act illegally.
The evil corruption in the “holy” men who cover up heinous abuses and then turn on the good holy priests who expose these abuses is so deep, they force the whistleblower priests into mental institutions for lengthy psychological evaluations.
To this end, more than 1,000 people have signed a petition in support of Sacramento, California priest, Fr. Jeremy Leatherby, who they believe is being unfairly punished by Bishop Jaime Soto. Many of his parishioners believe their charismatic, holy priest was set up and then removed under the hammer of the Bishop’s all-powerful authority to get him out of the way. And they want to know why.
And many have stopped making regular donations to the Sacramento Catholic Diocese to ensure their voices are heard.
In response to a letter Bp. Jaime Soto sent to every priest in the diocese of Sacramento, a petition was started to return Fr. Jeremy Leatherby toactive ministry by Gerald Klaas. Sally Leatherby, Fr. Leatherby’s grandmother, wrote a letter to Bishop Soto saying she has “many concerns” about what was in his letter “that raises more questions than answers.”
“Father Jeremy has remained faithful to his vows of obedience to his bishop and has asked repeatedly for everyone else to remain silent,” she wrote. “I find it hard to see and hear this spin and not to respond.”
Mr. Klaas has also sent copies of the petition, signatures and written messages to Bishop Soto: