On July 3, 2011, a letter to the editor from Jim Derda of East Liverpool was published. His letter has a headline of "Accept the inevitable," and the letter ended with the following: "Good luck on your decision and please let everyone know how your petition to Rome turns out. I'm sure the Pope has nothing else to do but entertain a letter from a few disheartened, self-serving dissidents from a village."
First of all, I want to thank Mr. Derda for wishing us "good luck," as we did receive excellent news from the Vatican on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. If the Vatican had ruled in Bishop Murry's favor to close Immaculate Conception Church, I still would have written this letter. Everyone that knows me is aware that I am a man of my word.
Our committee consists of at least 75 people and growing to date with community support. It also appears to me that the Pope, Cardinals and Vatican have time for all human beings in God's creation, including a village.
I remain in Christ's Love.
Kenny Biacco Jr.