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BREAKING NEWS - Police probe death of priest found in NJ rectory
Google ^ | October 23, 2009

Posted on 10/23/2009 10:48:44 AM PDT by NYer

37 minutes ago

CHATHAM, N.J. — A priest has been found dead in a New Jersey church rectory, and investigators are treating it as a crime.

There was no word Friday afternoon on how the Rev. Ed Hinds died. The clothed body of the 61-year-old priest was found at St. Patrick's Church in Chatham in the morning.

Capt. Jeffrey Paul of the Morris County prosecutor's office tells The Star-Ledger of Newark that the area is "being treated as a crime scene."

Police have closed off a four-block area around the church. Chatham is about 10 miles west of Newark.

Hinds has been at the parish since 2003.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: catholic; hinds; nj; priest

1 posted on 10/23/2009 10:48:44 AM PDT by NYer
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To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...

Prayers for Fr. Hinds.


3 posted on 10/23/2009 10:49:29 AM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer

RIP.


4 posted on 10/23/2009 10:50:56 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: NYer

Sad...Chatham is about 50 miles from me and an upscale nabe.


5 posted on 10/23/2009 10:52:15 AM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: NYer

Tragic. May the Perpetual Light shine upon him and the souls of all the Faithful Departed.


6 posted on 10/23/2009 10:53:18 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NYer

I didn’t even remember the Catholic Church in Chatham.


7 posted on 10/23/2009 10:59:48 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ELS

ping


8 posted on 10/23/2009 11:00:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: NYer

Sad that it was thought necessary to point out that the body was clothed. Requiem aeternam.


9 posted on 10/23/2009 11:22:31 AM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: NYer

Add to this one the Chicago priest who was stabbed 20 times two weeks ago and it is classified as a suicide.


10 posted on 10/23/2009 11:29:22 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: NYer

My sister just picked up her children from St.Patrick’s. She was questioned by police, as were all the parents. She was told in Chatham that his death is officially a homicide.


11 posted on 10/23/2009 11:40:09 AM PDT by Ell
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To: NYer

But it won’t be considered a “hate crime’. For Heaven’s sake, he’s a man of God. Accoding to the new bill that passed, someone will say he probably deserved it because he spoke out about homosexuals. They’ll say this poor man was in the wrong for spouting hate speech.

This is so sad.


12 posted on 10/23/2009 12:13:57 PM PDT by humble and shy (Taking our country back, one corrupt politician at a time)
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To: Pharmboy

15 from me


13 posted on 10/23/2009 12:27:04 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NYer

Prayers lifted.


14 posted on 10/23/2009 12:47:51 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: NYer
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Anima eius, et animæ omnium fidelium defunctorum, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.
15 posted on 10/23/2009 1:18:09 PM PDT by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: NYer

Father Ed was a kind and thoughtful priest. He said Mass at the installation ceremony for officers of the Knights of Columbus in Chatham a couple weeks ago (I am the outgoing PGK)and he was always involved in the Knights. This is a tragic loss to the Chatham community. Prayers for Father Ed and for St. Pat’s Parish.


16 posted on 10/23/2009 1:40:27 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: kevinm13

Thank you very much for posting that personal information on Fr. Ed. This is truly a tragedy. Our prayers go out for him and his parishioners.


17 posted on 10/23/2009 3:04:41 PM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: Pharmboy

isn’t that Neil Cavuto’s Church?


18 posted on 10/23/2009 3:48:41 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: NYer

Wasnt there another priest killed near or in his rectory in the US this year?


19 posted on 10/23/2009 3:54:37 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Angry about where our country is going with the current regime at the helm.)
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To: Chickensoup
Wasnt there another priest killed near or in his rectory in the US this year?

The only other story, which I have not posted to the forum is this tragic one.

20 posted on 10/23/2009 4:35:49 PM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer

I think there was another one killed a few months ago


21 posted on 10/23/2009 4:42:55 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Angry about where our country is going with the current regime at the helm.)
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To: Coleus

I do not know...but it’s the right neighborhood.


22 posted on 10/23/2009 5:57:48 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: NYer
Chatham priest found dead at church suffered 'significant' trauma, authorities say
23 posted on 10/23/2009 7:52:33 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: Coleus

The article says Father was in the rectory with his dog, apparently making coffee, when he was attacked. Then no further mention of the dog. A dog will fight, bark, attack, run for help, etc, if possible to defend its master. Or maybe the dog was hurt or killed, I wish they specified.

If the dog is alive, and they have suspects (such as vagrants that have been hanging around the church, or anyone who was heard to threaten the priest, mentally ill parishioner, whatever the case may be), the dog could help identify the killer. Dogs are incredible. Put that killer in front of the dog and believe me you are going to get a strong reaction. That’s not enough for proof beyond a reasonable doubt, but certainly it could help narrow down possibilities if there are several suspects.


24 posted on 10/24/2009 12:38:40 AM PDT by baa39
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This is so sad. It reminds me so much of a murder in St Louis. Pastor had taken in a young person of the street to help, and he was attacked and died in the kitchen of the church. Seems like a remember he was making a peanut butter sandwich, but not sure.His wife found him.He was alive but later died.


25 posted on 10/24/2009 7:27:12 AM PDT by surelyclintonsbaddream (show us your birth certificate---millions of babies can't show us theirs)
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To: NYer; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...
Church janitor arrested in killing of popular Chatham priest
26 posted on 10/24/2009 10:34:28 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: NYer; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...

Requiem aeternam dona ei,
Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace.
Amen.

Anima eius,
et animæ omnium fidelium defunctorum,
per misericordiam Dei,
requiescant in pace.
Amen.


27 posted on 10/24/2009 10:53:36 PM PDT by narses ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.")
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To: Coleus

Unbelieveable.

Prayers for all.


28 posted on 10/24/2009 11:17:21 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: NYer

Lord, thank you for your servant... who brought you to us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr9Do5ZxPZA&feature=related


29 posted on 10/24/2009 11:29:47 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Breaking the law, breaking the law; Breaking the law, breaking the law. Judas Priest)
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To: Coleus

I thought I’d read last night that the janitor had been arrested. I think they said they started to suspect him because he’d apparently made only a half-hearted attempt to resuscitate the priest.


30 posted on 10/25/2009 10:40:52 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Coleus

I just read that link, and it seemed a gratuitous slam at Fr. Hinds for the writers to intimate that the priest and Feliciano might have had a ‘relationship’. Interesting, too, that the police never even dropped by, just to check on the priest, after that 911 call, even IF someone had answered the phone when the emergency folks called back. I don’t think it would have been too far out of their way just to double check. I’ll be they’ll start doing that from now on, just in case.


31 posted on 10/25/2009 10:51:06 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
I read in todays paper that he was stabbed 32 times.

Even with near immediate care I dont think he would have survived.

NY Post says the weapon and bloody clothing was found in the janitors home.

32 posted on 10/25/2009 10:58:10 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: nickcarraway

Thanks for the ping. I was in NM over the weekend and offline.


33 posted on 10/28/2009 11:09:20 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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