Fr. Francis Mary Stone left EWTN and his ministry last year, explaining that he needed time to discern his life direction and vocation. There was a woman in the picture, a widow he had counseled and her family. I suppose, the truth be said, he had already burned his bridges behind him, but that is for him to say (or not) in the days ahead. I do not know his status, but many priests who leave to marry and/or to support children have to face the cold reality that husbands and fathers have to provide for their families. Continue to pray for him and all involved.
HERE IS A LINK TO HIS NEW WEB PAGE:
Oh my goodness! Is it real? Any chance this could be fake?
Dave is pictured on his website as a promoter for the New Age nutritional drink, Zrii:
It is the drink about “taking the first step,” “changing lives,” “discovering your inner greatness,” and “the stars have aligned, it’s incredibly special”. “Opportunity is knocking like never before, this time, will you answer?” Horse hockey!
Sorry, this is all hype, not dissimilar from Amway. The originators promote a blending of Eastern religion and spirituality with the most aggressive of Capitalist advertising.
Living LIFE ON THE ROCK meant a turning to an active Catholic Christianity. The Zrii drink is not the Gospel and not the Church, but it is a a product sponsored by the CHOPRA CENTER:
I suspect that Dave is still very much a Catholic and just trying to make a living. My remarks about the drink and its peculiar sponsorship are not meant in any way to be disparaging against him. Given that it is legitimate, I would urge people to help him out.
Under the heading SEDUCTION OF THE SPIRIT, the Chopra Center offers yoga and retreats: “In the comfort of a relaxed group setting, you will truly ground your meditation practice, experience higher states of consciousness and deepen your spiritual connection to discover your purpose in life. Heralded as The Chopra Center’s most profound spiritual experience, this six-day meditation retreat interweaves The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, advanced meditation techniques, daily energy work and yoga practice, all which provide the perfect ingredients for an experience that will create an opening of your emotional and spiritual pathways.”
Drink the drink if you want to do so, but leave the dangerous mumbo-jumbo spirituality stuff alone. It is not capatible with Catholic faith. We do not seek our own greatness or even to find ourselves… we seek Christ and his kingdom.