Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 18, 2018— After nineteen months of unsuccessful efforts to address concerns over alleged abuse of authority by their bishop, frustrated members of Parishioners for Justice have taken their disputes with Venice Bishop Frank Dewane to prelates attending the Spring Meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Ft. Lauderdale. Each of the bishops and cardinals attending the conference received a detailed letter outlining the most serious examples of misuse of ecclesiastical authority by Bishop Dewane that has devastated their parish, brought serious harm to individuals and driven some parishioners to leave the Church. The letter appeals to the prelates to assist in resolving these issues in order to return the parish and their pastor to the thriving community of faith it once was.