February 25, 2006

Allegations against priest won't shake faith

Chicago Sun-Times

February 25, 2006


It's a pretty sad day for a Catholic when you breathe a sigh of relief that the charges facing a priest revolve around taking liberties with money, not children.

That's where we find ourselves these days in the Archdiocese of Chicago, and it's not good.

Certainly, for me, when the Sun-Times broke the story last weekend that the archdiocese had accepted the resignation of the Rev. Mark Sorvillo as pastor of St. Margaret Mary parish because of "apparent financial irregularities," it was another news story involving my faith. Last Sunday night, when things settled down, I had to admit this is a lot more than just a news story to me.

You see, for about 12 years, Father Mark has been my family's pastor.

Posted by kshaw at February 25, 2006 06:51 AM