The following was posted on Sylvia’s Site 31 July 2010 http://www.theinquiry.ca/wordpress/rc-scandal/canada/james-wingle/comment-page-1/#comment-62529
July 31, 2010
To All Our Parishes
Given all the speculation in media, I think it is important that you read the following letter at all Masses this Sunday and that you also post a copy of it on your bulletin board.
Msgr. Wayne Kirkpatrick
July 31, 2010
Dear Monsignor Kirkpatrick,
With this letter I send you my good greetings. I pray that all is well with you and with the Diocese.
This is to inform you, that as I had announced in the letter that I sent to the Diocese last April, at the time of my resignation, I have now completed the first part of my sabbatical which I spent in the Holy Land in a time of prayer and rest. Later in the summer, I plan to continue my sabbatical doing some writing and research on a catechetical-pastoral project.
I would be grateful if you would extend my sincere thanks and assurances of my well-being to the clergy and faithful of the Diocese. I am deeply appreciative of their expressions of concern and for their prayers.
With you, I am praying earnestly for the needs of the Diocese and for the Holy Father and his advisors in their important work of choosing a new bishop for St. Catharines. As I continue my sabbatical, I would be grateful to have the ongoing support and assistance of your prayer.
Faithfully yours in Christ,
Most Reverend James Wingle
Bishop Emeritus of St. Catharines