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Priest's reputation?unfairly maligned

As a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church in Buffalo for 16 years, I would like to respond to the recent letter attacking the Catholic Church and demeaning the reputation of Father Secondo Casarotto. The writer ignores totally the fact that a person is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and not in the media. Casarotto was never arrested, tried or given an opportunity to defend himself. Yet he has been slandered with unsubstantiated accusations.

I assume the writer is a practicing Catholic who doesn't bear any malice in his heart for Casarotto or Father Benedict Groeschel, but I found very little charity and compassion for them or the Catholic Church.



Bonita Huntz



Tonawanda