Articles & Commentary

A Priest’s Story by Dorothy Rabinowitz published in the Wall Street Journal

“By the time he was taken off to prison in 1994, payouts for such claims against priests promised to surpass the rosiest dreams of civil attorneys . . . By the end of 2004, the Diocese audit showed a total of $22,210,400 – thus far – in settlements.” The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2005

Part I: The Trial of Father Gordon MacRae by Dorothy Rabinowitz, The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2005

Part II: The Conviction of Father Gordon MacRae by Dorothy Rabinowitz, The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2005

FOLLOW UP: The Trials of Father Gordon MacRae by Dorothy Rabinowitz, The Wall Street Journal, May 11/12, 2013

The Case of Rev. Gordon J. MacRae” by David F. Pierre, Jr., author of Catholic Priests Falsely Accused

Judge Arthur Brennan Sentenced Father Gordon MacRae to Die in Prison  by Ryan A. MacDonald

Bishop Takes Pawn: Plundering The Rights of a Prisoner- Priest  by Ryan A. MacDonald

Truth in Justice by Ryan MacDonald

“Father MacRae” Quarterly Journal of the False Memory Syndrome Fall 2008 Vol. 17 No. 4

“A Kafkaesque Tale” by Richard John Neuhaus, “The Public Square” First Things – Journal of the Institute on Religion & Public Life Editorial: (Sept/2008)

“Bogus Charges Against Priests Abound By Rev. Michael Orsi, Catholic League

“The Truth About Falsely Accused Priests A Catholic World Report Interview with David F. Pierre

“How Psychotherapists Helped Send an Innocent Priest to Prison by Ryan A. MacDonald

A Voice in the Wilderness: Fr. Gordon MacRae Behind These Stone Walls” by Ryan A. MacDonald

“Dark Night of a Priestly Soul” By Rev. Gordon J. MacRae

“Due Process for Accused Priests” by Rev. Gordon J. MacRae Published in Catalyst: The Journal of the Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights.

“Sex Abuse and Signs of Fraud” by Rev. Gordon MacRae Published in Catalyst: The Journal of the Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights.

Scandal, Prayer, and Penance by Sister Mary Catherine of Jesus, O.P., First Things, November 2003

“Vengeance Time” by Mark Sargent Commonweal April 20, 2007

“The Rights of Accused Priests” by Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. America, June 21-28, 2004

“Fleecing the Shepherd” by Harvey Silverglate – Boston Phoenix

“Clerical Scandal and the Scandal of Clericalism” by Richard John Neuhaus, First Things, March 2008

“Prosecuting Dioceses and Bishops: A Legal Analysis of the Diocese of Manchester Agreement” by John S. Baker, Boston College Law Review

“Scandal Time: A Collection of Essays” by Richard John Neuhaus, First Things, 2002-2008

“Mercy Toward Our Fathers” by Camille D’Arienzo, America Magazine, August 18, 2008 Commentaries on Mercy Toward Our Fathers

An open letter to Father Gordon MacRae from Holy Souls Hermitage by Fr. George David Byers, C.P.M, S.S.L., S.T.D

A Reflection on ‘A Treacherous Descent’ by Jeannie Ash

“Father Gordon MacRae: Scaling the Walls of Injustice” by Mary333

“To Azazel: Father Gordon MacRae and the Gospel of Mercy” by Ryan Anthony MacDonald

Father John Corapi and the State of Due Process for Accused Priests by Ryan A. MacDonald. Catholic Lane, April 4, 2011

Los Angeles Attorney Declares Rampant Fraud Many Abuse Claims Against Priests are ‘Entirely False’ by David Pierre, The Media Report

Anti-Catholicism and Sex Abuse by Ryan A. MacDonald. Homiletic & Pastoral Review, June/July, 2010

Father Gordon J. MacRae – Priest in Exile by Michael Brandon

Lawyers Weigh in on the Sentence of Rev. Gordon MacRae

Correspondence to Our Sunday Visitor

A LetterAmerica Magazine would not publish

Fallen Priests Abandoned by Church Hierarchy by Charlene Duline

Pornchai’s Path to the Narrow Gate by Ryan Anthony MacDonald

Pornchai’s StoryPublished by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

The Sacrilege of Leon Podles

The Second Wave of Abuse: The Fate of Our Accused Priests by Catherine A. Henningsen, February 5, 2004.


  1. Mercy towards our Fathers by Camille d’Arienzo RSM
    certainly provokes our conscience. Forgiveness is,indeed,a gift to ourselves,though very difficult to nurture. Great article.

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