Recently the archdiocese for my area has released a list of priests that have been implicated in allegations of abuse. I have come to find out that one of the priests on that list is a priest in my parish. I feel very conflicted on the matter. As someone that is in the process of converting it is something that really is terrible. This priest was active within the parish just 2 hours prior to the release of the disclosures list. I feel welcome so far in this parish and I want to grow, but I do feel very strongly against any member of the clergy having serious allegations of abuse being made against them.
I don’t want one bad priest to prevent me from carrying on my journey within this parish.