For over a year I carried a serious problem concerning a very small and new mission. They used a different use of the Mass, although Latin Rite Catholics.
Finally I spoke to a priest I knew for many years about my concerns and although I don’t believe he said anything for many months, I now feel that he is retiring and has another position with this this new group, that something was mentioned.
I also felt the need to go to a priest who was covering for our pastor who was very ill. During our conversation I was told he knew all the people involved. This set me back as I didn’t want anyone’s name brought into this.
Sunday I greeted the priest and told him I had confirmation of what I had told him and he said “oh I was going to invite him here” I assume to either explain what his group is about or to celebrate the Mass. After Mass I again spoke to him and said I surely feel you can choose whoever you want to come. Of course this would make me very uncomfortable as there is a long story behind this and I am sure that it might be difficult to believe that a very newly ordained priest who also was newly confirmed into the Church would behave as I mentioned. I believe that our priest feels or at least felt that I was just malcontent etc.
once he recognized the people involved.
I am not paranoid, nor malcontent and after reading about this other person who had been associated with this new priest and was saying the exact same issues I had, it gave me relief.
Now I feel that one of the priests has spoken to this new priest about me and feel at loss who I can trust within the clergy to keep their vow of secrecy, our conversation was suppose to be confidential.
Like I mentioned it is a very long story that goes back many years and I cannot divulge most of what transpired here. I never wanted any names brought into the conversation, just needed some advice how to deal with this in a spiritual manner. I also know that nothing will be done and I suppose my experience is so minor compared to most that I just need to learn to deal with it.
Yours in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary