Internet Trolls Torment Newton Priest

You know, in my time I’ve seen some pretty disgusting, and not a little conduct that was just inexcusable but, this may just be as bad as anything I’ve ever read. From Rebecca Hamilton’s Public Catholic.

Elizabeth Scalia, who blogs at The Anchoress and is one of the most generous people it has been my privilege to know, wrote today about another egregious example of internet cruelty.

The internet gives the mentally unbalanced and the just plain mean people among us a way to hit out at others. Troubling events agitate these folks and get them moving.

The Sandy Hook tragedy has been a magnet for both the good and the bad among us. Almost everyone has responded to it with compassion, grief and love. But the nasty unhinged are still out there, doing their worthless thing. Elizabeth wrote about one of the sorrier aspects of this sorry behavior: The attacks on a newly-ordained priest who has faced his personal baptism by fire in ministering to the shattered people of his parish in Newton Connecticut.

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Be sure to read the rest of the post here.

Do you remember this picture, of these priests, Monsignor Robert Weiss and Father Luke Suarez, at the scene of carnage in Newtown?

Well, while I’m sure both priests are seeing some hate it seems the young Father Suarez, who is not two years a priest, is being targeted by creatures who enthralled to the ugly and the dark. Writes his sister, in an outreach. All emphasis mine:
My friends,
All of you, I am sure, have heard so much about the tragedy in Newtown, CT. Many of you have received emails from me about my younger brother, Father Luke Suarez, who is a priest at St. Rose of Lima parish, a Catholic church just down the road from Sandy Hook Elementary. He, and his pastor, Monsignor Weiss, arrived at the school within moments of the shooting, and have been caring for the community ever since. The picture I have included was taken at the school.

Continue reading Trolls Torment Newton Priest.

Read the articles here and support these people, I have no idea how they are able to stand up to this evil but they surely deserve the support of decent people everywhere.

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7 Responses to Internet Trolls Torment Newton Priest

  1. jericho777 says:

    Reblogged this on Jericho777's Blog.

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  2. JessicaHof says:

    This ought not to be possible – horrible beyond belief.

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    • NEO says:

      It really is. I wish I knew the answer to this one.

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      • JessicaHof says:

        Utterly vile – such lost souls.

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        • NEO says:

          Completely despicable-no hope for them at all, in my opinion.

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  3. I’ll include them in my prayers and pass this along, NEO.

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    • NEO says:

      Thanks Scribe, It’s gotta be hard on a young priest like that.

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