Always another chance

Always another chance

There’s always a second chance in Fresno. Fr. Michael Lastiri, who has remained in his bishop’s good graces despite several accusations of financial and sexual misconduct?

After all that has occurred, he is getting yet another pastoral assignment.

A Catholic priest who was removed from a Merced church after he reportedly used a gay dating Web site has been assigned to work with prisons. Church officials say the Reverend Jean-Michael Lastiri will be director of detention ministry in the eight-county Diocese of Fresno.

I guess prisoners can’t complain about who’s assigned to minister to them like the “judgmental” people Bishop Steinbock tried to foist Lastiri on last time.

When will Steinbock say enough is enough? And just why is he so invested in defending this guy (to the point of accusing people of the sin of defamation and then failing to admit his error when he’s proven wrong)?

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli