Miami archdiocese investigating pastor after accusations of intimate relationships with staff as well as other moral, religious and financial irregularities

Miami archdiocese investigating pastor after accusations of intimate relationships with staff [as well as other moral, religious and financial irregularities]


[As archdiocesan director of vocations for 11 years, how many of “them” did he recruit for the priesthood?]

Catholic World News – May 26, 2016

The Archdiocese of Miami has opened an investigation into charges that a pastor had intimate relationships with workers he had hired for the parish school.

Father Pedro Corces has stepped down as pastor of St. Rose of Lima church, after a group of parishioners presented a detailed report, compiled by a private investigator, alleging that the pastor had relationships with four staff members at the school [as well as other moral, religious and financial irregularities].

Father Corces served from 1996 to 2006 as director of vocations for the Miami archdiocese, responsible for recruiting candidates for the priesthood.

The whole sordid mess described at Miami Archdiocese Investigating Catholic School Scandal After Group Compiles “Dossier” on Priest

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2 comments on “Miami archdiocese investigating pastor after accusations of intimate relationships with staff as well as other moral, religious and financial irregularities

  1. Posted by TTC (The Tenth Crusade) on Saturday, May 28, 2016

    One can hardly believe Archbishop Wenski has the gall to memorialize his arrogance in the public square.

    It’s the same old story – a priest firing faithful nuns: Where there is smoke, there is fire.

    A group of lay people hired a private investigator who found evidence pointing to the priest taking on multiple lovers.

    What does Bishop Wenski [aka “the hog bishop” or “the leader of the pack”] do?


    Oh come on, you know!

    He authors a poison pen letter against the people giving him the evidence! Wenski assails group for “sinful behaviors, fomenting divisions”

    The Christifidelis document, titled “Dossier on the Improprieties of Father Pedro M. Corces And an Appeal to His Excellency Archbishop Thomas Wenski For Urgent Action” and dated May 16, consists of information provided by an investigator hired by the parents. It accuses Corces of improper relationships with a maintenance worker he hired and three other individuals associated with the parish, including a deacon [as well as other moral, religious and financial improprieties].

    The deacon, the maintenance guy, the butcher, the baker, the candlestickmaker and Bishop Wenski thinks gathering evidence of the source of the sulfur in the rectory are the wrongful actions against the Body of Christ.

    He must have been drunk to actually put it down on paper and send it.

  2. Posted by Susan Matthiesen on SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016

    The Immutable Archbishop Thomas Wenski

    The immutable Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami, is in the news again with charges of “slanderous gossip, calumny, detraction” against the faithful. It was déjà vu reading the Miami Herald article since when Archbishop Wenski of Miami was Bishop Wenski of Orlando from 2004 to 2010, and we wrote the Orlando Truth newsletter, he vilified us with identical charges.

    At one point Bishop Wenski said that I was on the verge of excommunication. “ME?!” I replied. “How about excommunicating your heretical Chancery nuns and the Orlando priest we caught going to an out of state nude gay resort with his priest lover from another diocese?” (That priest still remains the pastor at his same Orlando Diocesan parish which has an elementary school.) Admittedly, while reading this article I chuckled at a few sentences which brought back joyful memories from those years, especially the part about the private investigator “going through the church rectory trash”. Those were the days.

    But nothing has changed. Archbishop Wenski acts exactly the same and speaks the same as when the Orlando Truth was in active combat with him. Just as when he was in Orlando and blamed the Orlando Truth for “sinful behaviors,” he is not upset with what Fr. Pedro Corces, Pastor at Miami Shores’ St. Rose of Lima has done but that his – the priest’s – sinful behaviors of sexual impropriety were uncovered! “The church isn’t upset by the sins of their priests but by the fact that the faithful have had the audacity, the temerity, to bring this up,” says Rosa Armesto, the attorney representing St. Rose of Lima parishioners and parents of children in the school there after Archbishop Wenski wrote a letter asking people to pray for “the children who have been dis-edified by the spectacle of adults behaving badly”. Hmmm – how about Archbishops behaving badly?

    As one person said, “There are no excuses for Archbishop Wenski’s conduct and disgraceful responses to these well documented activities. His only concern seems to be to get promoted to higher levels within the Church. Sad! Sad! Sad!”

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