After Mass last Sunday, we asked Fr. Siegel, our pastor at Visitation Parish in Elmhurst, what many of FIT's browsers had asked us; was there any update on Fr. Christopher Floss, the charismatic young priest who spent his first couple years after ordination inspiring us here, only to leave under mysterious circumstances.
"The only update I can give you since this information is public knowledge—is that Chris left the priesthood and got married," Father replied, kindly but firmly, as if to prevent any further inquiries.
So there you go. Obviously this is an answer to the prayers of many FIT readers, if not the one you were hoping for. As my brother, Fr. William O'Toole, said, once a priest always a priest, at least to a certain extent. But let us now pray that Mr. Christopher Floss has received or will receive dispensation from the priesthood so he can remain an active member of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.