Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Official Statement by Fr. Thomas Euteneuer
There is now an official statement by Fr. Euteneuer, the well respected priest who has unfortunately taken quite a beating on various blogs since his departure from HLI. Much of what was published on these blogs was not true, which is why you never judge someone's actions until you know all of the facts. Up until this statement there was no reliable source of information to corroborate any of these blog posts. Yet we had Catholics putting up posts like this linking to these blogs passing judgment on Fr. Euteneuer writing things like, "priest fails again" before he could even speak for himself or before any official statement was released. As always, Fr. Tom handled himself with class and humility. Although I am saddened by his fall in this one particular incident, which he admits to, I am in full support of him as a priest and I greatly respect and admire his courage to admit his fault while not caving in like so many who have fallen before and then selfishly left the Catholic faith in apostasy. Father wrote, "I also wish to state that I have never entertained even the slightest thought of leaving the holy priesthood or the Roman Catholic Church as a result of my failings." May the Lord continue to bless and keep him, and may he overcome this fall and continue passing on the Catholic faith like he has done for many years now.