So a little backstory:
Last September, my parish was merged with another and the two parishes combined at the other site (i.e. not at the church I had been attending). About two weeks before the merger, the new pastor came to say Mass at both parishes. His first homily included a denunciation of the media for the coverage of Bristol Palin and her baby, complete with his advocating birth control so that these things do not happen again. His second homily included accusations of racism against the diocese for actions taken in the 60’s that led to a black man not being ordained to the priesthood.
I left the parish.
I came back on one occasion, and was subjected to a gospel choir, jokes during a Baptism, and the priest calling out “one more time” during the great Amen.
I remembered why I left in the first place.
Wife and I decided to come back and see some of the people I had left. We read in the bulletin a non-apology apology about the previous week’s homily. They conveniently had hardcopies in the back of church for us to read. I quote:
“. . . as Catholics, as Christians, for 1700 years, we have been duped - we have been brainwashed - we have not been taught and have been shielded from the full meaning of Christ’s teaching! Because for the past 1700 years institutionalized Christianity - ‘Christendom’ - by and large has ignored and defiled the non-violent teachings of Jesus”
It goes on to condemn all violence (even that specifically permitted in the Catechism).
So even though I am no longer a parishioner there, am I still justified in contacting the diocesan vicar for priests? I feel there has been a pattern here and that it is of sufficient gravity that I have to address it somehow, but I fear being dismissed since I am not a member of the parish. Thoughts?