'We Go With Our Heads Held High': Passionist Priests Say Goodbye To St. Therese In Montauk After Feud With Bishop - 27 East

‘We Go With Our Heads Held High’: Passionist Priests Say Goodbye To St. Therese In Montauk After Feud With Bishop

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Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck.   DANA SHAW

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck. DANA SHAW

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck.   DANA SHAW

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck. DANA SHAW

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck.   DANA SHAW

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck. DANA SHAW

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck.   DANA SHAW

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck. DANA SHAW

Parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck. The crowd joined hands and formed a circle around the church.  DANA SHAW

Parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck. The crowd joined hands and formed a circle around the church. DANA SHAW

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck.   DANA SHAW

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Monday, October 11 to protest the removal of Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck. DANA SHAW

Father Edward Beck.  DANA SHAW

Father Edward Beck. DANA SHAW

Jerry McKeon at the protest at St. Therese of Lisieux on October 11.  DANA SHAW

Jerry McKeon at the protest at St. Therese of Lisieux on October 11. DANA SHAW

Father Robert Joerger joins with parishioners on October 11.  DANA SHAW

Father Robert Joerger joins with parishioners on October 11. DANA SHAW

Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck. DANA SHAW

Fathers Robert Joerger and Edward Beck. DANA SHAW

authorMichelle Trauring on Oct 20, 2021
The Reverend Edward Beck sat inside the rectory of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church last Friday morning riding tidal waves of emotions — sadness, disappointment, anger and confusion. In... more

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