Friday, March 25, 2005

Sad News

I've blogged about this before. I know Father Minder from my Crieghton days when we were good friends.

From The Seattle Times: Local News: Bothell ex-pastor who alleges abuse is leaving the priesthood:

"The Rev. Lawrence Minder, who stunned his parishioners at Bothell's St. Brendan Church last year when he told them he was a victim of the Roman Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal, is resigning from the priesthood.

Saying he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his abuse, Minder stated yesterday that counselors at an Arizona treatment facility told him recently he needed to separate from the priesthood to work through the issues underlying the disorder. "