‘I Call You Brothers’ — Priest Brings Consolation Through Music
The recent revelations about clerical sex abuse allegations in the Diocese of Buffalo have certainly shaken and affected many good priests. Among them is Father Quinlivan, who is pastor of two parishes — St. Martin of Tours and Thomas Aquinas in South Buffalo.
He knew fellow priests as well as laity needed healing graces. Soon, using his talents as a musician who has made several CD’s of inspiring, joy-filled songs for the public, he hoped to help bring those graces and reassure fellow priests as well as laity through a new CD album.
“The time period during which I composed these songs could be described as a combination of the Gospel story of the Storm at Sea (Mark 4:35-41) and the Agony in the Garden (Luke 22:39-53) in my diocese,” says Father Bill as he explains what happened.
As a result of hearing about numerous allegations of child sexual abuse resulting in priests being suspended pending investigations, he found himself “drawn more and more deeply into prayer.”Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register