Can a pastor refuse to meet with me?

I called my parish and asked to set up a meeting with the pastor to discuss some concerns. He had a deacon call to tell me he would not meet with me. Can you tell me how to handle this?

Without knowing anything about the situation or your previous interactions with your pastor, I cannot speculate on why your pastor refused to meet with you or whether he had just reason. I can only recommend writing to your bishop and asking for his help, either personally or through his vicar for clergy. If you do not receive assistance from the diocese, I recommend contacting the St. Joseph Foundation for further help.

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