To the Editor: We are deeply sorrowed by what has recently happened between St. Patrick & St. Anthony Church and Deacon Joe Finnigan.
Many times we have heard his homilies. His thoughts and writings were highly stimulating and we often applauded them. So many people attending worship felt this same way.
Many of the parishioners believe that if he gave a rebuttal on what happened, explaining what drove him to do this (medical bills, needing money to pay other bills, or whatever), it would be explainable in this age of uncertainties.
After retributions are made, we feel the Lord is forgiving. We hope to hear from him.
May God bless Joe and his family, and the Lord forgives him for his sin. He will be missed.
— Robert, Beverly and Michael Albergo/Grand Haven Township