Tuesday, March 04, 2008


SPRINGFIELD – Stating that the authenticity of the “messages, stories and devotions” being propagated by a local prayer group, which contends that they are of divine origin, “has not been proven,” Springfield Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell has forbidden the group from disseminating the material.

An investigative team, charged last November with looking into the Springfield-based prayer group known as the Seeds of Hope, recently completed its review.

The results of the review prompted Bishop McDonnell to send Neil Harrington Jr., leader of the group, a letter dated Feb. 21 stating that, “The content of those messages, stories and devotions is not to be disseminated by word, writing or any other means to any person.”

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Thanks to Susanna for the update.

There is a link to the Bishop's complete statement contained in the article.

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