As Fr. Jose saw that no one in our Parish objected to his sermon topics, he became bolder. One week he preached about how he was caught drinking and driving in his native Asian country. He was given a DUI suspension, totalled his car and injured someone.
I asked my friend Veronica, a cradle Catholic, whether we should question this. She told me that the Catholic Tradition is to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear. We must never question a priest. I understood then why no one said anything. But it is clear to me now that we were the victims of clergy spiritual abuse.