Pennsylvania: accused Franciscan friar commits suicide
Brother Stephen Baker, TOR, worked as a teacher and coach at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Warren, Oh., from 1986 to 1992 and at Bishop McCort Catholic High School in Johnstown, Penn., from 1992 to 2002.
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#1 Feb 10, 2013
About S. Baker's death.....I have a sadness for all who remember him as a foul man...hating him won't change a thing...prayer is my great consolation...the love and mercy of God is my hope...for abused self...for all victims...for those who committed these crimes...Is hate the answer? Love for all who have striven and still have sinned...I leave them all to God. I needed much help...and as a Catholic, it was a married Protestant clergyman who brought me out of the 'hiding' place of shame and self blame. Bless him.'Three Hail Marys' is nice but it was not what I really needed...Sorry Mary,. not your fault. All victims and abusers are in my daily prayer. Too ashamed to sign this.
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