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Priest, 80, robbed and beaten at South Side church rectory
Chicago Tribune ^ | December 6, 2011 | William Lee and Rosemary Sobol

Posted on 12/06/2011 8:10:58 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

A longtime Chicago priest who has battled violence and poverty from his South Side Catholic church became a victim of violence himself this morning when two masked men broke into the church rectory and beat and robbed him, authorities said.

The robbers, dressed in black like "ninjas," entered 80-year-old Daniel Mallette's upstairs bedroom at the rectory of St. Margaret of Scotland Church at about 12:30 a.m. and woke him up, police said. They dragged him out of bed and forced him to his knees and demanded to know "where the money was," according to the police report.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chicago; church; priest
You would think that the South Side of Chicago would be Ground Zero for "World Peace 1.20.09."
1 posted on 12/06/2011 8:11:07 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Prayers up for this priest.

God forgive me for what I want to happen to the robbers.

2 posted on 12/06/2011 8:17:21 AM PST by Bigg Red (In this Advent season: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.)
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To: Bigg Red

Those damn Amish strike again! May god have mercy on them and bless the Priest so that he may recover.

3 posted on 12/06/2011 8:36:11 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Law enforcement can’t protect us, and government can’t protect us. It’s (past) time to make some examples...

4 posted on 12/06/2011 8:39:01 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No description of the robbers??

5 posted on 12/06/2011 9:05:45 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

The lack of a description is in itself a partial description.

6 posted on 12/06/2011 9:07:37 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

Some local believer may yet act out his “inner Inquisitor” in the style of the Spanish Inquisition.

7 posted on 12/06/2011 9:33:08 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GladesGuru

Nobody would expect that!

8 posted on 12/06/2011 10:35:34 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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