My dear brethren,
the irenic Padre Ambrogio (
) has indeed been away from the fray until today, due to a combination of ill health, parish burdens and not a little amount of personal laziness... about which your prayers will be very effective, and are gratefully accepted!
Many thanks to Bob (Orthodoc) who de-briefed me of all the recent happenings, and who let me partake of this good - albeit sad - gathering of old hearts. Just by reading your words I realized how much I was missing you all.
Let me state for the benefit of general peace that I have not been banned. At least, I see that I can still post replies... not that this leaves me with a great propension to do so.
The way you have been treated by CAF leaves me so deeply disgusted, that I perceived myself reacting in all but irenic ways. But I am willing to hear your suggestions, and to make use of the means at my disposal (including the still extant CAF membership... to the point of cyber-martyrdom, if needed) in order to bring some measure of justice.
Do remember that our postings were means of enrichment, good publicity and wealth to CAF. At least, they were marketed as such in order to reach a wider public. So there are positive actions that we are at least entitled to require from the CAF staff. Perhaps the one who deserves such compensation more than anybody is Joe Monahan.
Looking forward to your proposals,
sinful hieromonk Ambrogio