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    Faith in Action: The Father Rivera Story Part 4

    Faith in Action: The Father Rivera Story Part 4

    During the 80s, six priests, including Father Rivera were murdered across the Southwestern US and Montana. For many years, it was suspected that their deaths could have all been linked in some way.I want to talk about the possibilities and the myths surrounding the connections between Father Reynaldo and these five other priests. There are distinct differences, not only in miles but in who these men were, who they claimed to be, and the connections that seem to get thinner and thinner as one digs deeper and deeper into Father Reynaldo’s murder investigation.These men were all greatly valued in their communities as ministers of the faith. Their parishioners feel their loss to this day. Please keep this in mind, as I tell these stories.

    This episode was written by Jackie Moranty.

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    • 24 min
    **EARLY AD FREE** Faith in Action The Father Rivera Story pt 4

    **EARLY AD FREE** Faith in Action The Father Rivera Story pt 4

    During the 80s, six priests, including Father Rivera were murdered across the Southwestern US and Montana. For many years, it was suspected that their deaths could have all been linked in some way.
    I want to talk about the possibilities and the myths surrounding the connections between Father Reynaldo and these five other priests. There are distinct differences, not only in miles, but in who these men were, who they claimed to be and the connections that seem to get thinner and thinner as one digs deeper and deeper into Father Reynaldo’s murder investigation.
    These men were all greatly valued in their communities as ministers of the faith. Their parishioners feel their loss to this day. Please keep this in mind, as I tell these stories.

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    Faith in Action The Father Rivera Story Pt 3

    Faith in Action The Father Rivera Story Pt 3

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    Thanks to Jackie Moranty for writing and researching this case. Check out her show here.

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    During the investigation into Father Reynaldo’s murder, several letters were sent to various government agencies, the Archdiocese, and a few Catholic churches that claimed that Father Reynaldo was murdered because he had something to do with the civil wars in Latin America. Several civil wars had broken out in Central and South America during the 60s. These wars lasted well into the 90s, and Catholic priests who were ministering to various Indigenous peoples in those areas were put in the middle of those civil wars. These wars were very much about the rich against the poor. While the rich had backing from the US government, the poor had missionary priests who were only armed in faith, many of which would become martyrs for staying with the people. Even if they couldn’t protect those people, they ministered to them. I’ve done some very intensive research into Father Reynaldo and his career, nothing that I’ve seen or read has connected him to the civil wars in any way, but there are those out there who believe in the conspiracy theories that were created by these letters. After attending seminary in Ohio, Father Reynaldo’s career was spent entirely in New Mexico. He was not a missionary priest. While there is a very low probability that he had anything to do with the unrest in Central America, every lead had to be followed.

    • 25 min
    **Early Access Ad Free** Faith in Action pt. 3

    **Early Access Ad Free** Faith in Action pt. 3

    During the investigation into Father Reynaldo’s murder, several letters were sent to various government agencies, the Archdiocese and a few Catholic churches that claimed that Father Reynaldo was murdered because he had something to do with the civil wars in Latin America.

    Several civil wars had broken out in Central and South America during the 60s. These wars lasted well into the 90s, and Catholic priests who were ministering to various Indigenous peoples in those areas were put in the middle of those civil wars. These wars were very much about the rich against the poor. While the rich had backing by the US government, the poor had missionary priests who were only armed in faith, many of which would become martyrs for staying with the people.

    Even if they couldn’t protect those people, they ministered to them.

    I’ve done some very intensive research into Father Reynaldo and his career, nothing that I’ve seen or read has connected him to the civil wars in any way, but there are those out there who believe in the conspiracy theories that were created by these letters.

    After attending seminary in Ohio, Father Reynaldo’s career was spent entirely in New Mexico. He was not a missionary priest. While there is a very low probability that he had anything to do with the unrest in Central America, every lead had to be followed.

    Faith in Action The Father Rivera Story pt. 2

    Faith in Action The Father Rivera Story pt. 2

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    This episode was written by Jackie Moranty check out here show here.

    Father Reynaldo and his brothers in the church were at Mass where the service was just ending when a call came into the rectory. Father Gerard Geier answered the call. It was around 8:00 in the evening. The caller was a man who Geier estimated to be in his 30s. He told Father Geier that he needed a priest. His voice was calm and deliberate, and . . . . convincing. Neither Father Geier nor Father Reynaldo had any reason to think that these calls were nefarious in any way.This is part 2 of the Father Rivera Story. The subsequent parts will be longer than the initial two.

    References:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/4vygvi/the_1982_murder_of_father_reyna
    ldo_rivera_and_the/
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65326473/reynaldo-john-rivera
    https://billingsgazette.com/father-john-kerrigan/article_e94a7577-c930-5e90-b6d7-fc0d41257014.html
    https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/montana/famous-homicides-mt/
    https://www.scribd.com/listen/podcast/528409147
    https://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/showthread.php?t=261493
    https://www.kob.com/new-mexico/4-investigates-the-mysterious-murder-of-father-reynaldo-rivera/
    https://factschology.com/mmm-podcast-articles/father-reynaldo-rivera-murder-1982
    https://podles.org/case-studies/Reynaldo-Rivera-Murder-Case-Study.htm
    https://www.scooterhammond.com/work/unsolvedmysteries
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1214188665999666
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUoocVhvgJY
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    https://dbpedia.org/page/1980s_Franciscan_priest_murders
    https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Father_Reynaldo_Rivera
    https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/clw6ze/two_franciscan_priests_who_had_
    served_in_new/
    https://flatheadbeacon.com/2021/03/23/the-vanishing-of-a-priest/
    https://www.bishop-accountability.org/accused-by-last-name-k/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980s_Franciscan_priest_murders
    https://aleteia.org/2021/11/14/priests-and-religious-are-in-danger-in-many-parts-of-the-world/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWbRg9fqwIU
    https://www.santafe.org/listing/cathedral-basilica-of-saint-francis-of-assisi/179/
    http://mallonart.com/painting/santaFe/santaFe/timeline.html
    https://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/showthread.php?t=261493
    https://peoplepill.com/people/1980s-franciscan-priest-murders
    https://www.kob.com/new-mexico/4-investigates-the-mysterious-murder-of-father-reynaldo-
    rivera/?utm_source=ourcommunitynow&utm_medium=web
    https://obits.arlingtonparkfuneralhome.com/obituaries/print?o_id=5331420
    https://www.wondriumdaily.com/francis-of-assisi-and-the-origin-of-the-franciscan-order/
    https://www.marian.edu/blog/posts/marian-blog/2018/02/02/what-is-a-franciscan
    https://sbfranciscans.org/be-a-friar/formation/stages-of-formation/
    Newspapers.com:
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/582099989/?clipping_id=112286994&article=eba1d307-197c-
    459a-ada9-
    43a04134f012&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjU4MjA5OTk
    4OSwiaWF0IjoxNjY3MzQ4NTkzLCJleHAiOjE2Njc0MzQ5OTN9.ANzvsndu-kfkUnehqfCXWWyYyx-
    61PY0bRQRuM7nj00
    The rest came from the police reports.

    • 16 min
    **Early Ad Free Access - Faith in Action pt. 2**

    **Early Ad Free Access - Faith in Action pt. 2**

    Father Reynaldo and his brothers in the church were at Mass where the service was just ending when a call came into the rectory. Father Gerard Geier answered the call. It was around 8:00 in the evening. The caller was a man who Geier estimated to be in his 30s. He told Father Geier that he needed a priest. His voice was calm and deliberate, and . . . . convincing. Neither Father Geier nor Father Reynaldo had any reason to think that these calls were nefarious in any way.
    This is part 2 of the Father Rivera Story. The subsequent parts will be longer than the initial two.

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