I got this from one of the Cabinet:
Bishops from the OCA Synod will be in attendance at the Midwest Diocesan Council meeting this week to gather information from the regional deans on the views of the clergy and laity around the diocese on the matter of Moriak being reinstated.
I don’t know if you saw on Pokrov that Moriak was removed from the schedule of Chicago Deanery Lenten services. He was tentatively scheduled to preach at a service at the Chicago cathedral the evening of 28 April (Palm Sunday). Here is the revised flyer directly from the diocesan website. But most damning is an e-mail making the rounds of the diocese concerning advice from Church Mutual Insurance about Moriak visiting parishes, if he’s reinstated. I don’t know who wrote the original email. That information was removed.
This cut n’ paste of an e-mail was part of the intel given me:
Date: February 15, 2013
Subject: Church Mutual
Information from X, Church Mutual Insurance. This information comes as a result of inquiries to Church Mutual from concerned parishes and their officers. This is a recounting of verbal information from Church Mutual and can be verified by contacting the company. Based on documents (Diocese of the Midwest), Pokrov, Chicago Tribune, as well as the written complaint filed against Bishop Matthias. X is advised by the Sexual Misconduct section of the company not to put anything in writing. However, the Sexual Misconduct office advises Diocese of the Midwest churches which are insured by them to follow this policy:
Bishop Matthias should not be allowed to have personal contact with parishioners
His activities in any setting with lay people should be monitored
Should any claim against him of sexual harassment or misconduct come from parishioners of these parishes, Church Mutual would not provide any coverage for punitive damages, which constitute the most costly part of claims. This is due to the fact that clergy and officers of these parishes have had cause to protect their parishes from such recurrent actions.
There is a possibility of personal liability for church officials who place Bishop Matthias in a position of authority should there be a recurrence of the sexual misconduct of which he has been adjudged by the OCA.
This is the intel as I received it. As I wrote my informant:
Crank world ain’t it… [nasty doings] in high places and perverts as bishops… God willing, this shit will end soon. I’m getting burnt out (I shan’t give up… it’s just the same ol’ same ol’ all the time… it’s time to CLEAN HOUSE).
It’s up to you to decide what to do. I say that it’s time to wind up the OCA as expeditiously as possible and go home. Do think on that…