Children of Catholic priests live with secrets and sorrow: Jim Graham

By | August 31, 2019


All along the way I had some mysteries in my life. I think kids knew when I was a teenager that I might not be the son of John Graham. I asked my mother a couple times, “I don’t look like anyone else in the family. Why am I named James? There’s no James in the Graham lineage.” And she just said, “I like the name James.” It didn’t add up to me. But now it adds up. My wife and I went out for a nice dinner. I said, “My uncle, he hasn’t been nice to me since my father died. There is just something wrong.” So she said, “I’ll tell you why.” She said, “John Graham wasn’t your father. Your father was a Catholic priest.” I guess it’s like a flash, if you lose your life and you see your whole life. All those things just added up in seconds. The mystery was solved about the way I was treated my whole life. Then I was relieved at the same time that I didn’t have the genes of John Graham. Unfortunately he never said anything nice to me. He had no interest in anything that I did. One time I was playing pickup football. I was probably about 10 years of age. I got hit. I broke my arm in two places. John Graham came about 30 minutes later, and he was very upset with me that I took him away from his business. Never asked me how I felt. He just jumped all over me, because he lost an hour of work by having to come there and sign a document. I got some medical documents of my father. There was a little note there — in case of emergency who to call as next of kin. And this nun’s name appeared.
So I said, she must be pretty close. She finally said, “My order, the mission statement is to tell the truth, and that’s what I’m going to do today.” So she said, “I met your father back in the 50s. He just had a bladder operation that was going south and thought he may not survive, so he said, “I have a journal in my desk; here’s a key. I want you to take that and destroy it. You can read it first, but I want you to destroy it.” And she said, “That’s when I heard about you.” She told me everything she knew about my father. The Grahams wouldn’t tell me anything, and here’s a stranger. She looked at me the whole time. She said I looked just like him. I’ve written the Superior General twice, and I received a response. And the very short response is that, “we basically don’t have that say Father Sullivan fathered a child.” If one day they would officially say I am Father Sullivan’s son, that would really be what I’d like them to say.

43 thoughts on “Children of Catholic priests live with secrets and sorrow: Jim Graham

  1. MIZORAM - Mafaka Hnamte Post author

    Spotlight Team always did an amazing job !
    and may God bless you, Mr. Jim Graham. You are Strong and Courageous

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  2. Una Lee Post author

    There are bad sheeps in the family. I have come across so many catholic priest whom I called them father and they are respectable and loving souls. They offer their life and work in the glory of our Lord.

    I shall pray for them and also I shall pray for the weak one who has sin against God. We can only judge if we ourselves do not sin.

    Love the Catholic Church and all the priests and believers who work hard to become holy in the likeness of God who had created us in his image.

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  3. Catholic4Rednecks Post author

    So do kids of Protestant preachers.

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  4. Catholic4Rednecks Post author

    https://www.npr.org/2014/05/23/315129859/sex-abuse-allegations-getting-protestant-churches-to-come-clean

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  5. Ewald Radavich Post author

    First thing is get rid of celibacy. Not scriptural. Let them marry both nuns & priests. Pedophiles, prosecute 2 the full extent of the law including bishops or whoever cover for them. Children of clergy should be cared financially cared for by the cleric.

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  6. Elizabeth Ramirez Post author

    Why wouldn't a mom stand up for there child?? So sad. if he accepted her with another man's child that he should have said that that child as his own and not wasted treating him bad and not have gotten with the mom then. 😢😢

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  7. Gedwin warbah Post author

    Instead of exposing the faults of few priests we must instead publicise the tremendous good the thousands of priests are doing in the world throughout the century
    This makes sense. The former makes nonsense

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  8. Little Kiwi Post author

    Bless him! Of course there's no way the church will admit to anything – they're way to attached to their money.

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  9. Feao Kautai Post author

    I hope that you appreciate your life & stand strong and move on. Never give up on your faith & good work. Walk tall & straight. Still God is so good to us. You have a purpose in life to fulfil. Blessings

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  10. Feao Kautai Post author

    We make individual choices in actions. So as healthy & sinful people WE need to know again and again THE SOURCE OF GOODNESS, CELIBACY & PEACE IS GOD HIMSELF IN HIS ONLY DIVINE SON..JESUS CHRIST. UNLESS WE MAKE TIME FOR GOD IN ADORATION…PRAYERS…NO WAY YOU WIN. WE NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT TO ENLIGHTEN OUR HEART & MIND TO OVERCOME OUR WEAKNESS…& Relying on His intervention & prayers of our Mother Mary.

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  11. Robin Hensley Post author

    Your mother allowed your stepfather to mistreat you. She too bears guilt priests and stepparents are enabled by people like her. They cannot perpetuate without the silence of people too weak to speak up. I am sympathetic to the pressure to remain silent but now everyone who see s something must say something.

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  12. thom torrez Post author

    How very sad for the children and how very horrific for the priests who are condemned to Hell .

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  13. Perry Weeks Post author

    so does every 1 out of 10 in every religion. we need work here in the u.s not rome

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  14. Diana Linda Post author

    Please now just focus on having a personal relationship with your Heavenly Father, Lord God Almighty,

    He gave you life so Love God first and love others.

    Only God will fill up that empty void in your heart; only God fills up that longing because He a lone gave each of us life (this breath we have).

    Please get a Bible and read it and then obey.

    God loves you and so do I.

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  15. Ryan Gunter Post author

    Tried to find Taylor De Lench on here to give some feedback but no luck. I really appreciate the content and it was heartfelt. Next time you do a vid with script please leave it up a little longer and watch for times when your lettering is too light to read against the background. Thanks for the vid though!

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  16. Patz13 Post author

    The father who adopted him treated him badly. That is wrong! It's not clear how well the adoptive mother treated him.

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  17. Carole St. louis Post author

    God created us all human. Should a Priest fall in love and have an affair with a woman he should ask God for forgiveness and become Deacon instead. This would avoid all aches and pains. God bless you. And please always pray for your biological Father who loves you very much. That's life some people realize they made the wrong choice after the fact. And trust me God understands and saw it even before this happened.

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  18. Billy Post author

    Thank GOD i left this "so called" christian church in 1996 n joined The Protestant Holy Bible based churches n Praise GOD, winning many many many from this "church" simply by sharing Holy Bible Truths with them!
    Why?
    Are we not horrified by The US Penn Grand Jury expose of 301 priests('whom i used to call 'father') sex paedophilia of over 1 thousand kids!😲
    And worst of, the massive Cover ups by The highest levels of the church of Rome for 70yrs!!!😨

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  19. endlessummer Post author

    I read somewhere that the first step to healing is validation. I believe you James and I also believe that as a child you did not deserved to be treated the way you were treated, with no care but apathy and indifference by a man who took on a role to be your father. You were failed by so many primary caregivers- biological father, mother, adoptive father and even an adoptive uncle. You don't have to forgive them. You don't owe them that. Surround yourself with loving caring people who will appreciate you regardless of circumstances of your life you had no control of. As for the church, well, they believe in hell and good for them because that is what is coming to them. It would be a brave new world if they acknowledged you but the Catholic Church is a root of so much evil in this world and it has been like that for what seems to be eons that I would not hold my breath to see any meaningful changes in the forseeable future.

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  20. 2gointruth With Good News of The True Gospel Post author

    Unless a man prays to God and lives in the way that only Jesus alone teaches, then he cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven. So here follows a brief summary of his teaching…

    “If you have ears to hear; then hear.” – (Mark 4: 9) –

    “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” – (John 4: 24) –

    “The teaching that I give is not my own; it is the teaching of him who sent me. Whoever has the will to do the will of God shall know whether my teaching comes from him or is merely my own.” – (John 7: 16-17) –

    “Beware of false prophets; men who come to you dressed up as sheep while underneath they are savage wolves. You will recognize them by the fruits they bear.” – (Matthew 7: 15-16) –

    “Do not call any man on earth ‘father’; for you have one Father and he is in heaven. Nor must you be called ‘teacher’; you have one Teacher, the Messiah.” – (Matthew 23: 9-10) –

    “The thief comes only to steal, to kill, to destroy; I have come that men may have life, and may have it in all its fullness.” – (John 10: 10) –

    “Take care that no one misleads you: For many will come claiming my name…”

    – (Matthew 24: 4) –

    “Many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many; and as lawlessness spreads, men’s love for one another will grow cold. But the man who holds out to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the Kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the earth as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come.” – (Matthew 24: 11-14) –

    “I am the way; I am the truth and I am life; no one comes to the Father except by me. If you knew me you would know my Father too.” – (John 14: 6-7) –

    “When you pray, go into a room by yourself, and shut the door. Pray to your Father who is there in the secret place; and your Father who sees what is secret will reward you.

    In your prayers do not go babbling on like the heathen, who imagine that the more they say the more likely they are to be heard.

    Do not imitate them. Your Father knows what your needs are before you ask him.

    This is how you should pray:

    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

    Your kingdom come; your will be done, on earth as in heaven,

    Give us today our daily bread,

    And forgive us the wrong we have done, as we have forgiven those who have wronged us.

    And do not bring us to the test, but save us from the evil one.

    For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever.

    Amen.

    For if you forgive others the wrongs they have done, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, then the wrongs you have done will not be forgiven by your Father.” – (Matthew 6: 6-15) –

    “Pass no judgement, and you will not be judged. For as you judge others, so you will yourselves be judged, and whatever measure you deal out to others will be dealt back to you.” – (Matthew 7: 1-2) –

    “Truly I tell you; if anyone obeys my teaching he shall never know what it is to die.” – (John 8: 51) –

    “Always treat others as you would like them to treat you: that is the Law and the Prophets.

    Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.” – (Matthew 7: 12-14) –

    “I am the gate; anyone who comes into the fold through me shall be safe.” – (John 10: 9) –

    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” – (Matthew 7: 21) –

    “I am the resurrection and I am life. If a man has faith in me, even though he dies, he shall come to life; and no one who is alive and has faith shall ever die.” – (John 11: 25-26) –

    “I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world” – (John 12: 47) –

    “Whoever then will acknowledge me before men, I will acknowledge him before my Father in heaven; and whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.” – (Matthew 10: 32-34) –

    “Someone said to him, ‘your mother and brothers are here outside; they want to speak to you.’ Jesus turned to the man who brought the message, and said, ‘Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?’ and pointing to the disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, my sister, my mother.’” – (Matthew 12: 47-50) –

    “The disciples came and asked Jesus, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?’ He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven.

    Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

    If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, It would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

    Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!’” – (Matthew 18: 1-7) –

    “Where two or three gather in my name, I am there among them.” – (Matthew 18: 20) –

    “An expert in the law, [a leading religious Pharisee] tested him with this question: ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. That is the greatest commandment. It comes first. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. Everything in the Law and the Prophets hangs on these two commandments.’” – (Matthew 22: 35-40) –

    “There is no greater love than this, that a man should lay down his life for his friends.” – (John 15: 13) –

    "Stay awake, and pray that you may be spared the test: The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." – (Matthew 26: 41) –

    “Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And be assured, I am with you always, to the end of time.” – (Matthew 28: 20) –

    “One of the criminals who hung there also mocked and taunted him: ‘Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself, and us!’ But the other criminal rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God? You are under the same sentence as he. For us it is plain justice; we are paying the price for our misdeeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.’ And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ He answered, “I tell you this: today you shall be with me in Paradise.’” – (Luke 23: 39-43) –

    “For it is my Father’s will that everyone who looks upon the Son and puts his faith in him shall possess eternal life; and I will raise him up on the last day” – (John 6: 40) –

    Yours always, in true Spirit and in our one given prayer, 2gointruth, Thursday the 17th of January, 2019: – (Matthew 5:14-16) – Where every minute (of both day and night) can be a new beginning for any one of us…

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  21. chiajoe gm Post author

    It is despicable of these so called priests, they do not have to do this, then can apply for laciazation and get married. They are irresponsible and also have a demonic agenda to destroy the church through their dastarly act.
    Many ex priest have got their laciazation and got married without problem. Who do these so called priest not want to take that path ?. I would think they have a bad agenda.

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  22. Francis L Mayer Post author

    The Ancient and EASTERN Catholic Church from the beginning had married priest and the Eastern Catholic Church has many married priest that do just fine for their communities and this major branch of the Church had no need for putting children in this situation.

    The Married state is HOLY and there is NO reason a priest cannot be married. Celibacy is something the Western Church decided to make mandatory. The Eastern Church has monastics that can be celibate because they live in ascetic communities or as Anchorite hermits. Our Bishops are celibate but the bishops are selected from the MONASTIC ranks. You have to be a highly disciplined ascetic monk with a very special character of self-denial in order to be a monk and monks follow strict rules of interfacing with others that limits the temptations of the world.

    FACT: the Church was a thousand years old before it definitively took a stand in favor of celibacy. The Vatican is totally inconsistent in that it has lifted its ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic churches outside their traditional territories, including in the United States, Canada and Australia. (note that the pre-2014 ban only applied outside the Eastern Churches traditional territories REFER to this site for the FACTS: https://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2014/vatican-lifts-ban-on-married-priests-for-eastern-catholics-in-diaspora.cfm

    Why on earth can't the Vatican just make the rule the same across the board? I am Orthodox and our married priest are great and the entire community supports them and their wives that we give a special place of honor as Presbytera.

    Presbytera (Greek: πρεσβυτέρα, pronounced presvytéra) is a Greek title of honor that is used to refer to a priest's wife. It is derived from presbyteros—the Greek word for priest (literally, "elder"). In stead of hiding the priest's family we honor them and have since the foundation of the Eastern Church. What does common sense tell you about what is the more ethical approach?

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  23. 2gointruth With Good News of The True Gospel Post author

    Immanuel, the anointed one (also called Jesus) is the prophet who came to forewarn us (men) against the many fake prophets of Christianity and all religions. For he is the Son of man who was chosen to teach us how we must each pray to God (alone, in the secret place) and how we must always live our lives…

    “I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not spurn you. I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.” – (Leviticus 26: 11-12) –

    “I will raise up for them a prophet like you [Moses] from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth.” – (Deuteronomy 18: 18) –

    “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign: A young woman is with child, and she will bear a son, and will call him Immanuel.” [“God-is-with-us”] – (Isaiah 7: 14) –

    “Destroy this temple”, Jesus said, “and in three days, I will raise it again.” – (John 2: 19) –

    “Beware of false prophets; men who come to you dressed up as sheep while underneath they are savage wolves. You will recognize them by the fruits they bear.” – (Matthew 7: 15-16) –

    “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” – (John 4: 24) –

    “Do not call any man on earth ‘father’; for you have one Father and he is in heaven. Nor must you be called ‘teacher’; you have one Teacher, the Messiah.” – (Matthew 23: 9-10) –

    The thief comes only to steal, to kill, to destroy; I have come that men may have life, and may have it in all its fullness.” – (John 10: 10) –

    “Take care that no one misleads you: For many will come claiming my name…”

    – (Matthew 24: 4) –

    “Many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many; and as lawlessness spreads, men’s love for one another will grow cold. But the man who holds out to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the Kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the earth as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” – (Matthew 24: 11-14) –

    “I am the way; I am the truth and I am life; no one comes to the Father except by me. If you knew me you would know my Father too.” – (John 14: 6-7) –

    “When you pray, go into a room by yourself, and shut the door. Pray to your Father who is there in the secret place; and your Father who sees what is secret will reward you.

    In your prayers do not go babbling on like the heathen, who imagine that the more they say the more likely they are to be heard.

    Do not imitate them. Your Father knows what your needs are before you ask him.

    This is how you should pray:

    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

    Your kingdom come; your will be done, on earth as in heaven,

    Give us today our daily bread,

    And forgive us the wrong we have done, as we have forgiven those who have wronged us.

    And do not bring us to the test, but save us from the evil one.

    For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever.

    Amen.

    For if you forgive others the wrongs they have done, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, then the wrongs you have done will not be forgiven by your Father.” – (Matthew 6: 6-15) –

    “Pass no judgement, and you will not be judged. For as you judge others, so you will yourselves be judged, and whatever measure you deal out to others will be dealt back to you.” – (Matthew 7: 1-2) –

    “Truly I tell you; if anyone obeys my teaching he shall never know what it is to die.” – (John 8: 51) –

    “Always treat others as you would like them to treat you: that is the Law and the Prophets.

    Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.” – (Matthew 7: 12-14) –

    “I am the gate; anyone who comes into the fold through me shall be safe.” – (John 10: 9) –

    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” – (Matthew 7: 21) –

    “I am the resurrection and I am life. If a man has faith in me, even though he dies, he shall come to life and no one who is alive and has faith shall ever die.” – (John 11: 25-26) –

    “I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world” – (John 12: 47) –

    “Whoever then will acknowledge me before men, I will acknowledge him before my Father in heaven; and whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.” – (Matthew 10: 32-34) –

    “Someone said, ‘your mother and brothers are here outside; they want to speak to you.’ Jesus turned to the man who brought the message, and said, ‘Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?’ and pointing to the disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, my sister, my mother.’” – (Matthew 12: 47-50) –

    “The disciples came and asked Jesus, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?’ He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven.

    Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

    If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, It would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

    Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!’” – (Matthew 18: 1-7) –

    “An expert in the law, [a leading religious Pharisee] tested him with this question: ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. That is the greatest commandment. It comes first. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. Everything in the Law and the Prophets hangs on these two commandments.’” – (Matthew 22: 35-40) –

    “There is no greater love than this, that a man should lay down his life for his friends.” – (John 15: 13) –

    "Stay awake, and pray that you may be spared the test: The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." – (Matthew 26: 41) –

    “Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And be assured, I am with you always, to the end of time.” – (Matthew 28: 20) –

    “One of the criminals who hung there also mocked and taunted him: ‘Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself, and us!’ But the other criminal rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God? You are under the same sentence as he. For us it is plain justice; we are paying the price for our misdeeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.’ And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ He answered, “I tell you this: today you shall be with me in Paradise.’” – (Luke 23: 39-43) –

    “For it is my Father’s will that everyone who looks upon the Son and puts his faith in him shall possess eternal life; and I will raise him up on the last day” – (John 6: 40) –

    Yours always, in true Spirit and in our one given prayer, 2gointruth, Wednesday the 27th of February, 2019: – (Matthew 5:14-16) – Where every minute (of both day and night) can be a new beginning for any one of us. Let it always be you…

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  24. 2gointruth With Good News of The True Gospel Post author

    To worship and pray in the way of Christianity or in the way of any religion, is to wander in the dark, because all religions are led by the many fake prophets of whom Jesus has already warned us against: – Where through him, we (Man) will each know how to pray to God (in the secret place) and how we must always live our lives, for the sake of peace and humanity…

    “Unless a man is born over again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

    – (Please read all of this teaching, at John 3: 1-7) –

    “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” – (John 4: 24) –

    “Beware of false prophets, men who come to you dressed up as sheep while underneath they are savage wolves. You will recognize them by the fruits they bear.” – (Matthew 7: 15-16) –

    “Do not call any man on earth ‘father’; for you have one Father and he is in heaven. Nor must you be called ‘teacher’; you have one Teacher, the Messiah.” – (Matthew 23: 9-10) –

    “I am the light of the world. No follower of mine shall wander in the dark; he shall have the light of life.” – (John 8: 12) –

    “The thief comes only to steal, to kill, to destroy; I have come that men may have life, and may have it in all its fullness.” – (John 10: 10) –

    “Take care that no one misleads you: For many will come claiming my name…”

    – (Matthew 24: 4) –

    “Many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many; and as lawlessness spreads, men’s love for one another will grow cold. But the man who holds out to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the Kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the earth as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” – (Matthew 24: 11-14) –

    “I am the way; I am the truth and I am life; no one comes to the Father except by me. If you knew me you would know my Father too.” – (John 14: 6-7) –

    “When you pray, go into a room by yourself, and shut the door. Pray to your Father who is there in the secret place; and your Father who sees what is secret will reward you.

    In your prayers do not go babbling on like the heathen, who imagine that the more they say the more likely they are to be heard.

    Do not imitate them. Your Father knows what your needs are before you ask him.

    This is how you should pray:

    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

    Your kingdom come; your will be done, on earth as in heaven,

    Give us today our daily bread,

    And forgive us the wrong we have done, as we have forgiven those who have wronged us.

    And do not bring us to the test, but save us from the evil one.

    For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever.

    Amen.

    For if you forgive others the wrongs they have done, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, then the wrongs you have done will not be forgiven by your Father.” – (Matthew 6: 6-15) –

    “Pass no judgement, and you will not be judged. For as you judge others, so you will yourselves be judged, and whatever measure you deal out to others will be dealt back to you.” – (Matthew 7: 1-2) –

    “Truly I tell you; if anyone obeys my teaching he shall never know what it is to die.”

    – (John 8: 51) –

    “Always treat others as you would like them to treat you: that is the Law and the Prophets.

    Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.” – (Matthew 7: 12-14) –

    “I am the gate; anyone who comes into the fold through me shall be safe.” – (John 10: 9) –

    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” – (Matthew 7: 21) –

    “I am the resurrection and I am life. If a man has faith in me, even though he dies, he shall come to life; and no one who is alive and has faith shall ever die.” – (John 11: 25-26) –

    “I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world”

    – (John 12: 47) –

    “Whoever then will acknowledge me before men, I will acknowledge him before my Father in heaven; and whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.” – (Matthew 10: 32-34) –

    “Someone said, ‘your mother and brothers are here outside; they want to speak to you.’ Jesus turned to the man who brought the message, and said, ‘Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?’ and pointing to the disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, my sister, my mother.’” – (Matthew 12: 47-50) –

    “The disciples came and asked Jesus, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?’ He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven.

    Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

    If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, It would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

    Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!’” – (Matthew 18: 1-7) –

    “An expert in the law, [a leading religious Pharisee] tested him with this question: ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. That is the greatest commandment. It comes first. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. Everything in the Law and the Prophets hangs on these two commandments.’” – (Matthew 22: 35-40) –

    “There is no greater love than this, that a man should lay down his life for his friends.” – (John 15: 13) –

    "Stay awake, and pray that you may be spared the test: The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." – (Matthew 26: 41) –

    “Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And be assured, I am with you always, to the end of time.” – (Matthew 28: 20) –

    “One of the criminals who hung there also mocked and taunted him: ‘Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself, and us!’ But the other criminal rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God? You are under the same sentence as he. For us it is plain justice; we are paying the price for our misdeeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.’ And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ He answered, “I tell you this: today you shall be with me in Paradise.’” – (Luke 23: 39-43) –

    “For it is my Father’s will that everyone who looks upon the Son and puts his faith in him shall possess eternal life; and I will raise him up on the last day” – (John 6: 40) –

    Yours always, in true Spirit and in our one given prayer, 2gointruth, Monday the 4th of March, 2019: – (Matthew 5:14-16) – Where every minute (of both day and night) can be a new beginning for any one of us. Let it always be you…

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  25. curious george Post author

    I hope the cowardly priest that fathered this person helped support him..is there no end to the crimes of the Fathers?

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  26. gregory dsouza Post author

    Holy Pope his Excellency you forgiven priestly sexual abuse. Praise the Lord. How Jesus forgiven in his times. whatever had happened in Catholic church is unfortunate. Of course after 2nd world war. Many Christian group formation and marriages within those groups made Catholic church also to lead wrong path what was revealed in St John's revelation. Therefore holy pope Benedict XVI resignation and holy pope Francis,s forgiveness made Catholic church more strong. Those victimised priests and can be bought back to Catholic and Canon law can be passed to protect their life. But, should be remembered also what jesus told to ladies not to commit sin and told gents keep control on your body that to be followed to keep sacredness of 6th commandment.

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  27. Erica Davis Post author

    Beautiful but heartbreaking story, what a sweet man. I wish he didn’t get treated that way. I’m glad times are changing, the church needs a huge overhaul.

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  28. Michelle Giles Post author

    Forgive to heal yourself,God will take care of everything

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  29. 2gointruth With Good News of The True Gospel Post author

    “The disciples came and asked Jesus, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?’ He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven.

    Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

    If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, It would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

    Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!’” – (Matthew 18: 1-7) –

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  30. 2gointruth With Good News of The True Gospel Post author

    Think about that which Jesus prophesied about Catholic priests, even before there were such priests…

    “Beware of false prophets, men who come to you dressed up as sheep while underneath they are savage wolves. You will recognize them by the fruits they bear.” – (Matthew 7: 15-16) –

    “Do not call any man on earth ‘father’; for you have one Father and he is in heaven. Nor must you be called ‘teacher’; you have one Teacher, the Messiah.” – (Matthew 23: 9-10) –

    “There is nothing covered up that will not be uncovered, nothing hidden that will not be made known. You may take it, then, that everything you said in the dark will be heard in broad daylight, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the house tops.” – (Luke 12: 2-3) –

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  31. gregory dsouza Post author

    Yes, no marriages for priests and nuns in Catholic church because ordination is equal marrying Jesus as his church

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  32. Cb Cass Post author

    Mr. Vincent Doyle, M.A., Psychotherapist.

    www.copinginternational.com Director & Founder.

    Telephone: 00353-94-988-0615.

    THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO TURN TO FOR ASSISTANCE IN COPING WITH BEING THE CHILD OF A PRIEST. COPING INTERNATIONAL WAS FOUNDED BY ONE WHO KNEW HIS FATHER, BELIEVED IT WAS HIS UNCLE. YOU WILL FIND HELP HERE. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

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  33. MA Post author

    Don't go into the priesthood if you men can't keep your vel to Christ. My God stop the lies!!!

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  34. Darmiki Sten Post author

    Priest should have a biological spouse. If he can't live without it but called to be a priest.

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  35. jessie james Post author

    what about his mother? that poor woman keeping the secret all her life

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  36. April Marsters Post author

    This is so irrelevant and I’m so sorry lol, but is he from Massachusetts I’m trying so hard to figure out the accent

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  37. gregory dsouza Post author

    Yes, true it was because of devil's entrance into church. But today real truth of ten commandments, church and clean life is very important in future church. Who already married, they can pardoned under Jesus forgiveness and they can lead good married life and become model for married Christian couples. Strictly they cannot become priests nor they can offer mass. Only they can conduct good catechism classes for children in the churches. But, remember not to sin again. Let Lord Jesus forgive and bless for good married life.

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