Document Library

DIOCESE OF GAYLORD: A Complete Accounting
Dana Nessel , Attorney General , January 8, 2024
1/8/24

Fiducia supplicans: Between a rock and a hard place
The Catholic World Report
1/2/24

Polarization, Generational Dynamics, and the Ongoing Impact of the Abuse Crisis: Further Insights from the National Study of Catholic Priests
The Catholic Project
11/19/23

Younger US Catholic priests increasingly identify as conservative, says new report
National Catholic Reporter
11/19/23

Dr. Janet Smith, seminary professor emeritus, recently gave a talk on the state of our Church and clergy.
8/3/23

Can Pope Francis Ban The Latin Mass?
Dr. Taylor Marshall and Matt Gaspers will explore the question of whether Pope Francis will ban the Latin Mass and whether he has the power to do so.
6/5/23

Protect Life, VOTE NO ON PROPOSAL 3
Michigan Catholic Conference, Focus, Vol. 50, Fall 2022
11/6/22

Well-being, Trust, and Policy in a Time of Crisis:  Highlights from the National Study of Catholic Priests
The largest survey of Catholic priests in decades was recently released
10/31/22

Responses to Questions on Kneeling for Communion
Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments
10/22/22

Regional and National Syntheses of the Synod on Synodality
The Vatican recently released The Regional Synthesis, 15 pages and the National Synthesis is 16 pages.  It highlights, supposedly, the main topics covered in the synodal information gathering across the world, to the tune of millions of dollars.
9/25/22

Bishop Walsh’s words regarding Proposal 3 (page 10)
Faith Magazine, Issue September/October 2022
9/19/22

An overview of Proposal 3
Proposal 3 is an amendment to the Michigan Constitution that would guarantee the right to abortion up to the moment of delivery in the state of Michigan.
9/19/22

GAYLORD DIOCESAN WATCH: INTERVIEW WITH PODCAST THE ANGRY CATHOLIC
Episode #183
9/7/22

Superiors are Not to be Obeyed in All Things
Article by Matt Gaspers, One Peter Five
8/14/22

The Angry Catholic Podcast, Episode 176
8/7/22

Diocesan Synthesis Report for the Synod 2021-2023
7/31/22

U.S. Bishops’ Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection Releases Annual Report
7/14/22

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
Also called the Dallas Charter
7/14/22

Update on the Incorporation of Parishes
6/20/22

Diocesan Statistics
6/12/22

Apostolic Letter,“VOS ESTIS LUX MUNDI”
A Vos Estis complaint is based on Pope Francis’ 2021 Directive, Vos Estis, which encouraged concerned parties to submit complaints regarding clergy who in any way participated, aided, or abetted those involved in any form of sexual abuse.

Get The Facts About Catholic Relief Services
Article by the Lepanto Institute.
3/8/22

Traverse City Record Eagle published an article summarizing the activities of Fr. Medlin
3/11/22

Birmingham Diocesan Watch
2/10/22

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission
12/6/2021

Bishop Raica is identified in a lawsuit which alleges a massive coverup of sexual misconduct involving over 30 clerics.
6/29/2021

Administrator Bishop Hurley letter to priests of the Diocese of Gaylord listing his concerns of unvaccinated priests
5/23/2021

BISHOP HURLEY STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
4/20/2021

CONCERNS REGARDING CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
4/18/2021

JOINT STATEMENT: VACCINES AND CONSCIENCE PROTECTION by the Catholic Medical Association
3/7/2021

FAITH ALONG MICHIGAN’S 45TH PARALLEL, January/February 2021 issue
2/7/2021

UPDATED: Vatican intervened to spike US bishops’ Biden statement release
1/31/2021

RIGHT TO LIFE ENDORSED CANDIDATES
10/12/2020

FOUR STYLIZED FACTS ABOUT COVID-19
8/30/2020

BISHOP HURLEY MEMO REGARDING INVALID BAPTISMS
8/30/2020

RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS PROPOSED
on the validity of Baptism conferred with the formula, “We baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
8/30/2020

BISHOP HURLEY APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
6/26/2020

FATHER COWAN RETURNS TO MINISTRY
6/8/2020

CONCERNS MOUNT REGARDING BISHOP RAICA’S MOVE TO ALABAMA
5/14/2020

JUSTICE FOR WHISTLEBLOWER PRIEST
4/2/2020

BISHOP RAICA TO BE TRANSFERRED
3/26/2020

GAYLORD DIOCESAN WATCH IN THE NEWS
10/26/2019

BISHOP RAICA TURNS AWAY PRIEST WHO WANTS TO RELOCATE TO GAYLORD DIOCESE
8/20/2019

MICHIGAN BISHOP VOWS TO POLICE FELLOW PRIESTS AND BISHOPS
6/15/2019

MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES CHARGES AGAINST 5 CATHOLIC PRIESTS
5/24/19

MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL PLANNING CHARGES REGARDING PRIEST SEX ABUSE
5/9/19

WHY IS FATHER STILWELL STILL A PRIEST IN GOOD STANDING IN THE DIOCESE OF GAYLORD?
4/16/19

BISHOP CALLS CATHOLIC WATCHDOG GROUPS DEMONIC
4/13/19

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISHIONERS RESPOND TO SCANDAL – WITH THEIR WALLETS
3/11/19

Catholics protest bishop’s removal of priest who complained about another priest’s sex harassment
3/8/19

BISHOP BOYEA FROM LANSING DISCUSSES LACK OF ACTION BY BISHOPS WITH ABUSING PRIESTS
3/7/19

BISHOP RAICA ADMITS TO NOT ACTING IN A TIMELY MANNER
2/27/19

TV 9 AND 10 INVESTIGATES FORMER PRIEST JAMES HOLTZ
2/27/19

GAYLORD DIOCESAN WATCH REACTS TO MI ATTORNEY GENERAL
2/21/19

Fr. Dennis Stilwell supports homosexual Scout leaders
8/11/15

NYT Holds The Gay Catholic Party Line
2/17/19

More questions for Bishop Raica
2/15/2019

Watch group targets Petoskey priest
02/08/2019

Cadillac news article about Father Stilwell
02/8/2019

Fr. Dennis Stilwell claims innocence
02/07/2019

Article about Fr. Cowan in the American Conservative
02/07/2019
Fr. Dwyer, mentioned in this article, was Fr. Cowan’s canon lawyer and suspended 4 days before Fr. Cowan’s meeting with Bishop Raica to discuss Fr. Cowan’s suspension – is this just a coincidence or are the two suspensions possibly related?

THE DIOCESE RESPONDS TO GAYLORD DIOCESAN WATCH
02/06/2019
After months of not communicating about this issue, the diocese announces the shocking information that the investigation of Father Matthew’s allegations has been reopened!

Petoskey News Review article about Fr. Cowan’s allegations
02/06/2019

ARTICLE ABOUT FR. COWAN FROM THE CHURCH MILITANT WEBSITE
02/6/2019

Father Cowan’s Allegations
12/19/2018
Father Cowan’s documentation of unwanted sexual advances made against him by a fellow priest.

Bishop Raica’s Letter about Clergy Abuse
08/15/2018
The Bishop encourages us to “partner” with him in ending sexual abuse.

The Catholic Church’s Secret Gay Cabal warning – graphic material!
07/28/2011
Shocking documentation on how deep the corruption in the Church runs.  This contains graphic material and is not suitable for all audiences.

Gaylord Diocese Policy on Sexual Abuse of Minors
Revised March 2015
A policy that requires administrative leave for the person accused.  Shouldn’t this also apply to adults who are sexually abused?