My name is Mary. I have never posted here on CathInfo but have been reading posts on and off for a few years. My main reason for visiting this site has been to learn more about the goings-on in Boston, KY. I've never posted here because I've not wanted to get too involved in any behind-the-scenes issues. I am a very private person and I find that too much time online tends to distract me from my other duties. I believe, however, that I really need to take a minute here to say my piece.
One of my brothers is a seminarian in Boston, KY. He has been there for a few years; he was supported during those years by my mother, who died last year. My mother was a loving mother and a dedicated Catholic. She raised us, I believe, to the best of her ability and never hesitated to help her Church, her priests, her husband, and her children. My mother died nearly one year ago and with her, the financial support she was providing OLMC ceased. My brother remains in Boston.
Without getting into too many details, I can tell you that it is my belief that Father Pfeiffer and Pablo (I don't know enough about Father Hewko to add him here) have gone extravagantly astray from Holy Mother Church. I can't say I know how this happened, but I do know that things are terribly broken in Boston and that Father Pfeiffer and his associates need prayers. My family has suffered because of a rather vast array of financial and personal insults directed our way by Father Pfeiffer and Pablo. I choose to believe that Father began his priestly vocation with good intentions and much hope, but that he slipped off that path somewhere along the way. It is my understanding that the people in my family who supported Father Pfeiffer were obedient and generous; they had faith they were being guided by a benevolent shepherd. I believe my seminarian brother has invested so much time, prayer, and energy into Boston that it seems too difficult to cut his losses. As his big sister, I often feel compelled to give him this advice: JUST LEAVE! At the same time, I know that praying that God's will be done is more powerful than anything I could ever say or do. Witnessing the fallout wrought by the Pfeiffer Compound is one of the most difficult things I've ever endured, but raging over it won't get me or my family anywhere. Prayer, prayer, prayer.
(Please note that, while I believe the most prudent course of action is to stay away from the goings-on at Boston, I will always be grateful to Father Pfeiffer for providing my mother with Mass, Holy Communion, and Extreme Unction in her last days. I'm also grateful for the Rosary and Requiem Mass provided by OLMC.)
I am generally a person of action and would love to be able to take some sort of definitive action to stop Father Pfeiffer in his tracks so that he might find his way again and lead humbly again. But I predict my words will just be brushed off. The only answer? Pull away from Father Pfeiffer. Don't allow yourself to become too invested in one or another priest. Become invested in the sacraments instead. At the risk of sounding redundant or high-handed, please pray for Father Pfeiffer, for Father Hewko, for Pablo, for my brother, for my family, and for everyone who is and has been affected by the calamitous situation in Boston.