Full Text of Father Theodore Rothrock’s Missive that Got Him Removed As Pastor at St. E.A. Seton Parish

After a complaint from a three young women who constitute a local activist group called Carmel Against Racial Injustice, the bishop of Lafayette Indiana diocese named Timothy Doherty decided to genuflect before these cancel culture bullies and promptly removed Father Theodore Rothrock as the pastor of the parish.

What was Father Ted’s heinous crime?

He called Black Lives Matter hooligans and ANTIFA terrorists who were burning down cities “maggots and parasites.” The activists and the corrupt Marxist media misrepresented his comments to make it seem like he was using this language against peaceful protesters these. They also implied that Father Ted was a “racist” without producing an ounce of proof. Playing the race card is like having a super power or waving a magic wand — suddenly everyone cowers in fear.

I wonder if Bishop Timothy Doherty would have have been appalled at Our Lord Jesus Christ when he used similar harsh language toward the Scribes and Pharisees:

“You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?”

But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.

This tiny Facebook “activist” group is aligned with Black Lives Matter and and was just formed in June 16, 2020 with the purpose of destroying the lives of anyone that disagrees with the BLM agenda.

When Catholics who support Father Ted, got together to pray the Holy Rosary at the St. E.A. Seton campus, three members of the activist group tried to disrupt their prayers. Here is a video showing the police ejecting the troublemakers.

The F.B.I. has designated Black Lives Matter is a domestic terrorist group that has recently been involved in calling for the deaths of police offers, instigated insurrection, riots and arson, have advocated the tearing down of historical and Christian statues, and promote the destruction of the nuclear family and are avowed Marxists who hate America.

As a devout Roman Catholic I fully support Fr. Theodore, the entire contents of his magnificent missive, and his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. Father Ted has a sacred duty to call out evils of domestic terrorists like Black Lives Matters, and anarchists like ANTIFA.

Father Theodore is a rare man of courage and conviction in a world of cowardice and darkness. Most Catholic priests and bishops cower in fear when the going gets tough. Father Ted needs our prayers and support.

You can show your support by signing this petition:


Concerned Catholics can charitably contact Bishop Timothy Doherty at (765) 742-0275 to register their feelings on the matter.

The following is the verbatim text of a missive that Fr. Theodore Rothrock published in the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish bulletin Sunday June 28, 2020. (Note: I have broken it into paragraphs for better readability)

The Lady (Doth) Protest Too Much, Methinks

This dialogue is from Hamlet is taken from Act 3, scene 2 and is a response to Hamlet’s query: “how like you this play?” The line suggests a hidden agenda that is revealed in the objections, where the accuser is actually the perpetrator.

History is replete with examples of misdirection. In 2001 the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamyan, the 6th century monumental statues of Gautama Buddha in central Afghanistan, claiming them to be pagan idols. The world was horrified, but did nothing about it.

Despots and tyrants have always employed accusation and distortion to achieve all manner of mischief in an effort to shape and mold public opinion. Anyone currently doing business with Amazon could not help notice the prominent banner headline from the internet giant touting their proud support for “Black Lives Matter.” But do those black lives really matter to the community organizers promoting their agenda? Is “Antifa” concerned with the defeat of fascist right-wing nationalism or more interested in the establishment of left-wing global socialism?

The brutal murder of a black man in police custody has sparked a landslide reaction to the alleged systemic racism in America. We are being told that the scars of race relations in this country are really unhealed wounds that continue to fester and putrefy: amputation is required! Reforms must be sweeping and immediate to crush the rising wave of racism that pervade the nation and perverts the body politic.

On the heels of the Covid sequestration, the bottled-up tension of  an isolated population has exploded into riots and demonstrations that we have not seen the like in fifty years.

What would the great visionary leaders of the past be contributing to this discussion at this time? Would men like Frederic Douglas and the Reverend King, both men of deep faith, be throwing bombs or even marching in the streets? Would they be pleased with the murder rates in our cities or the destruction of our families by the welfare system? Would they see a value in the obliteration of our history to re-write a future without the experience and struggles of the past? Would we tear down their monuments? Who are the real racists and the purveyors of hate?

You shall know them by their works.

The only lives that matter are their own and the only power they seek is their own. They are wolves in wolves clothing, masked thieves and bandits, seeking only to devour the life of the poor and profit from the fear of others. They are maggots and parasites at best, feeding off the isolation of addiction and broken families and offering to replace any current frustration and anxiety with more misery and greater resentment.

The message of peace that comes to us in Christ is the gospel we carry in common with the Orthodox Churches and other Christians. We must stand in solidarity with our brethren across the world to oppose this malevolent force.

Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the other nefarious acolytes of their persuasion are not the friends or allies we have been led to believe. They are serpents in the garden, seeking only to uproot and replant a new species of human make in the likeness of men and not in the image of God. Their poison is more toxic than any pandemic we have endured.

The father of lies has not just been seen in our streets, we have invited him into our home. Now he is prowling lie a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, strong in your faith.

― Father Theodore Rothrock

Additional References

Patrick Coffin Supports Father Ted


Glenn Beck supports Father Ted

Eternal Life Plan’s Christine Harrington supports Father Ted

Tony Katz’s Article


Lifesite News Article


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