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Friday, 31 August 2012

31 August 2012. Moriak on Administrative Leave…

Do we need ANOTHER scandal? I wonder what’s going to happen to Moriak’s son, now that Daddy’s on the skids? 


I got this from a Cabinet member:

Now on the OCA Diocese of the Midwest Website:

His Grace, Bishop Matthias’ Letter to the Clergy & Faithful

Dear Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese of the Midwest,

Christ is in our midst!

It is with regret that I inform you that a formal complaint was made against me last Friday, August 24, 2012. The allegations are that I made unwelcome written and spoken comments to a young woman that she regarded as an inappropriate crossing of personal boundaries and an abuse of my pastoral authority. I deny these allegations and I plan to respond in due course. According to the OCA’s policies, I am on paid administrative leave until the investigation is completed. Fr John Zdinak, the Chancellor of the Diocese, will be the temporary administrator in my absence. Please pray for all of us who are involved in this matter.

Your Shepherd in Christ,


Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest


It’s getting curiouser and curiouser. I’m not even going to try to read the tealeaves on this one, as other information I have puts it all in an amorphous and gooey mess. In short, ANYONE who tries to opine on this is a goddamned fool, and this situation is nothing but a steaming cow pat just waiting for the unwary. However, I WILL observe that all of Fathausen’s lickspittle pals are crashing… oh, yes, Melchisedek Pleska is in Italy, I hear, far away from all of this…

God do help us…


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

28 August 2012. Latest Dribble from the Monomuckos Cabal… Take it with a Block of Salt


One of the Cabinet sent me the following. This is one of those things that you have to read to be informed, but it sure ain’t enlightening or edifying:

Unconfirmed but consistent sources inside the Diocese of the Midwest are reporting that its bishop has been put on Administrative Leave by the OCA for misconduct. The nature of the alleged misconduct won’t be reported here since that would be up to the OCA and the Diocese of the Midwest to share. It is clear that the removal of Mark Stokoe from the Midwest as one of their representative to the Metropolitan Council and recent attempts by the bishop to insist on more uniform diocesan liturgical practices received lukewarm responses in some regions of the diocese; thus, one should be careful to leave room that the misconduct allegation could be an attempt to discredit the bishop’s leadership and sully his reputation, as unfounded allegations forced another Chicago prelate, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, to defend himself in the 1990’s.

However if, and I stress if, the allegation is true it will be another severe blow to the credibility of the OCA. One bishop is under indictment in Canada and facing a trial for sexual misconduct with minors, a Metropolitan recently removed from office, and, now, this. The question now becomes how long will Syosset try to keep a lid on this when they were so quick to publish every misstep of Metropolitan Jonah, the major of which has been proven false? One can only hope that the current Midwest allegation is also proven false and that OCA transparency will be forthcoming.


I have no URL for the above.

It sounds like the usual Monomuckos drivel to me. I wouldn’t trust any report of discipline for Moriak unless it came from the Holy Synod. Moriak’s as dumb as a box of rocks, he’s a clueless incompetent, and he’s a neopotistic schemer, but that doesn’t mean that he’s in any hot water. I did say that things were going to become very confused and jumbled at the end. Don’t jump at rumours, especially, those posted on sites with slim-to-none cred such as Monomuckos. If Moriak were suspended or under discipline, trust me, the Holy Synod would make an announcement. Therefore, give this a “that’s interesting buzz”, and don’t give it any cred until there’s official word.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Albany NY

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