Bishop Ambrose is an inescapable issue when dealing with the seminary in Boston. Everything about him seems to elicit strong responses, most especially from those who doubt his claims. His presence outweighs any other issue, even the all-important topic of what the seminarians had for lunch and dinner (lasagna made from scratch, etc.).
I needed to see for myself the evidence brought to Father's attention. I also needed to bring to his attention the information provided by the many readers from Cathinfo, in addition to questions donated to me by Father Voigt.
As Spock once said, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." With so many people asking for a definite answer, I had hoped to bring to the many these important answers.
I was allowed to view some of the documentation, the photos, postcards and letters, and a few other documents.
The problem with documentation, especially in these days, is that one cannot always believe what one sees in pictures or printouts. Original documents and photographs are always more preferable than photocopies and facsimiles.
One particular photograph stood out from the others. It has made the rounds on the internet. Many claim it to be Photoshopped. After having seen the photocopy, I cannot blame anyone for doubting the veracity of the image. There are many issues with the lighting, shading, color and relationship of the individual components that comprise the picture.
I have recommended that the original image be tracked down. If no such hard copy can be produced, then it is clear that this photograph should not be considered as evidence for the Bishop's claims.
I will continue to scour through the documents tomorrow. Even if one image is Photoshopped, this does not disprove the Bishop's claims. More information and evidence is needed.
This issue is far from over. It will take time, but I am confident that the truth will set us free.
In the meantime, I have a freshly made loaf of bread which needs some attention. It's a sweet cinnamon loaf, with a little sweet tea thrown in for added flavor.
Food is good, but homemade food is better. It's authentic and genuine, which I hope can be said about Bishop Ambrose...