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Interesting. He did the abuse as an evangelical, but the headline reads "Catholic", though there isn't any evidence yet that he did anything or is even accused of anything after he converted and became a Catholic.
posted on 04/27/2002 8:27:14 PM PDT
On the face of it, this sounds very fishy to me. I'd be curious to hear from anyone who knows the state of affairs in the diocese of Rochester and what kind of person the bishop is. This priest is described as conservative, knowledgeable, with no signs of problems. There was a single charge against him from one person. The situation is described as one person's word against another's. Yet he is fired within 48 hours. That's not much time to do an out-of-state investigation. There may something more here than meets the eye.
posted on 04/27/2002 8:29:10 PM PDT
Sad to see this happen - if the man had reformed his life. He should, however, know better than to accept a job like Religious Education Director when he knows it puts him in charge of programs for kids. He also should have expected his past to catch up to him - and therefore avoided being in such a visible position.
He deserves our prayers as does any victim of his.
....if the poor victim was a minor, and penetration occured, then this is statutory rape.
why dont they refer to it as RAPE instead of "abuse" (even if the victim was confused and did not resist)? I wonder about this.
Sounds like just another homosexual chickenhawk rape to me.
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