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Statement of Fr. Thomas Euteneuer: ‘Setting the record straight’
LifeSiteNews ^ | Feb 01, 2011 | Fr. Tom Euteneuer

Posted on 02/01/2011 3:24:15 PM PST by steve86

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1 posted on 02/01/2011 3:24:20 PM PST by steve86
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To: mlizzy

You see this?

Prayers for healing and repentance here.


2 posted on 02/01/2011 3:25:44 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtur(Could be worst in 40 years)e)
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To: steve86

Very sad. I will pray for Fr. Tom.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us & on the whole world.


3 posted on 02/01/2011 3:27:21 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: steve86

Devil evidently puts a great deal of effort into taking down really good priests.

Fr. Malachi Martin was another (not sure if the allegations were true).

Both priests I’m sure will prevail in the end.


4 posted on 02/01/2011 3:29:18 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86
•The violations of chastity happened due to human weakness but did not involve the sexual act;

I guess I have to look up some definitions here.

5 posted on 02/01/2011 3:30:49 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

Fr. Euteneuer will be in my prayers. It is a sad situation.


6 posted on 02/01/2011 3:31:11 PM PST by Tax-chick (When politicians are "civil," the Republic is threatened.)
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To: steve86

It seems clear enough to me.


7 posted on 02/01/2011 3:33:47 PM PST by Tax-chick (When politicians are "civil," the Republic is threatened.)
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To: steve86

I can already hear Hannity gloating.


8 posted on 02/01/2011 3:37:40 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: steve86; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

Fr. Enteneuer needs our forgiveness and our prayers.


9 posted on 02/01/2011 3:39:06 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I am not aware of why Sean Hannity would do that. Can you tell me?


10 posted on 02/01/2011 3:40:23 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Joe 6-pack

Maybe he’ll have the decency not to. I doubt their exchange was as important to either man as it seemed to be to some viewers.


11 posted on 02/01/2011 3:40:47 PM PST by Tax-chick (When politicians are "civil," the Republic is threatened.)
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To: steve86
"I am not aware of why Sean Hannity would do that. Can you tell me?"

This is why.

12 posted on 02/01/2011 3:46:17 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tax-chick
"Maybe he’ll have the decency not to."

Perhaps not in public. We can hope.

13 posted on 02/01/2011 3:47:51 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: steve86
Fr. reprimanded Sean on his beliefs regarding cases when Sean feels abortion is acceptable.

Fr told him on his show that he should not be allowed to receive Communion.

14 posted on 02/01/2011 3:50:09 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: steve86

May God be with him.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 3:51:41 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks. I will view that and hopefully find out what transpired and why Hannity would be motivated to do such a thing. Now if I can just figure out how one can violate a vow of chastity without violating a vow of chastity (evidently, an encompassing interpretation is being used i.e. thought, words, and deeds. Or am I missing the point?).


16 posted on 02/01/2011 3:53:09 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Salvation

All of my evening prayers will be for Father Tom. Satan does chase the good ones all the harder.


17 posted on 02/01/2011 3:59:59 PM PST by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: sayuncledave

“Satan does chase the good ones all the harder.”

You said it best! Very true!


18 posted on 02/01/2011 4:06:39 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: Joe 6-pack

Wow, I AM shocked and appalled Hannity would treat a Catholic priest so disrespectfully and in public yet. I don’t ever want to see a good priest or any Catholic treated that way again. We trads have plenty of issues with certain priests of the modernistic persuasion yet treat those priests with respect and tact both in person and written communication. It sure seems that “public” lay Catholics such as broadcasters and politicians should reevaluate both their adherence to the Magisterium and their public demeanor.


19 posted on 02/01/2011 4:15:47 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: sayuncledave
Tis true.

Look what Mel Gibson allowed Satan to do to him.

20 posted on 02/01/2011 4:16:05 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: steve86

Hannity is a dbag. I for one cannot stand him & have had about enough of his repeated ramming of RINO candidates up our butts. And he’s weak on pro-life issues.

I was appalled at how Hannity treated Fr. Tom. If a priest would have told me I was not in communion with the teachings of the Church, I would have been in tears. Instead he was a self-righteous jerk.


21 posted on 02/01/2011 4:19:01 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: steve86
Hannity has no problems with "the architect" Karl Rove, the "Catholic" Speaker Newt, or his pro-abort "good buddy" Neal Boortz, but he could not stand for being called out for his views on birth control by Fr. E.
22 posted on 02/01/2011 4:20:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: steve86

There are plenty of actions (not to mention thoughts, words, and intentions) other than sexual intercourse which are violations of chastity for a man who has taken vows as a priest or a husband.


23 posted on 02/01/2011 4:21:46 PM PST by Tax-chick (When politicians are "civil," the Republic is threatened.)
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To: steve86
Statement of Fr. Thomas Euteneuer:

...I must acknowledge, however, that one particularly complex situation clouded my judgment and led me to imprudent decisions with harmful consequences, the worst of which was violating the boundaries of chastity with an adult female who was under my spiritual care....
•My violations of chastity were limited to one person only, an adult woman;
•The violations of chastity happened due to human weakness but did not involve the sexual act;
•The accusation that I “targeted” vulnerable women or otherwise sought them out for spiritual direction is utterly false and a serious defamation of my character and ministry
....Currently I am under obedience to my bishop who has allowed me to make this statement and in whose hands I leave all questions of continuing priestly ministry.

Well, I did not see that coming.

24 posted on 02/01/2011 4:23:39 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Tax-chick

I once was chastized for going fly fishing on my mother-in-law’s birthday.


25 posted on 02/01/2011 4:24:47 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

The lesson, which will be lost on many, is don’t make rock stars out of people.


26 posted on 02/01/2011 4:26:28 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: sayuncledave; Salvation
Satan does chase the good ones all the harder.

That is correct,dear friend,but the devil has NOT won the battle with Fr Euteneur since his contrite public confession is an act of extreme humility that drives out evil.

I expect Fr Eutenuer's faith to be strengthened by this and for him to continue performing more exorcism's and driving out evil

27 posted on 02/01/2011 4:28:37 PM PST by stfassisi ((The greatest gift God gives us is that of overcoming self"-St Francis Assisi)))
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To: steve86

I think that’s a violation of the vow of obedience ;-).


28 posted on 02/01/2011 4:31:17 PM PST by Tax-chick (When politicians are "civil," the Republic is threatened.)
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To: Salvation

I will pray for Father...


29 posted on 02/01/2011 4:39:49 PM PST by aimee5291
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To: Larry Lucido

Rock-stardom presents many occasions of sin. Many rock stars (sports stars, tv stars) appreciate this, of course.


30 posted on 02/01/2011 4:40:05 PM PST by Tax-chick (When politicians are "civil," the Republic is threatened.)
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To: stfassisi

I do agree with you. I’ve been quite impressed with him, and I have hopes for him in the future, as do you. I think you said it well.


31 posted on 02/01/2011 4:44:41 PM PST by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"Catholic" Speaker Newt

Why the quotation marks?

32 posted on 02/01/2011 4:56:10 PM PST by trad_anglican
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To: steve86
I guess I have to look up some definitions here.

He tried. She said no. What's so hard to figure out?

33 posted on 02/01/2011 4:59:32 PM PST by trad_anglican
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To: trad_anglican

OK...perhaps I was a bit harsh by putting quotes about Newt’s religion, and am guilty in this case of not keeping my opinions to myself. I certainly can’t know what’s in his heart and hope his conversion was sincere.


34 posted on 02/01/2011 5:06:52 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: trad_anglican

Not sure that’s correct.


35 posted on 02/01/2011 5:08:40 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

A couple of thoughts:

1) The vow of perpetual chastity is a heavy, heavy burden for a normal man. Most recent problems have been caused by priests who bear this burden well - because for them abstaining from relations with women is not a burden at all.

2) Fr. Euteneuer has been a giant in a noble cause.

3) Sin is a problem for all of us.

I pray for his healing and, if it is possible, for his restoration to ministry. Hopefully those in the hierarchy who are disgusted by normal relations with women will not be a stumbling block.


36 posted on 02/01/2011 5:14:08 PM PST by Jim Noble (Reelect Palin 2016)
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To: Jim Noble
because for them abstaining from relations with women is not a burden at all.

I think the Vow of Chastity is intended to include sexual activity with any person -- even one's self, outside of marriage (unfortunately, we need some additional restriction on that last qualifier in some states!). Total sexual abstinence in thought, word, intention and deed.

37 posted on 02/01/2011 5:27:23 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86
Not sure that’s correct.

Nor am I. You seemed to me to be asking how it was possible for one to violate a vow of chastity without doing the deed. I offered one possible way. I'm sure there are many others.

If I misinterpreted your question, I'm sorry. I'm multi-tasking tonight, always a dodgey prospect for me.

38 posted on 02/01/2011 5:28:44 PM PST by trad_anglican
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To: steve86
The violations of chastity happened due to human weakness but did not involve the sexual act;

Someone will have to draw me a picture.

39 posted on 02/01/2011 5:35:08 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Jim Noble

Good Lord, it probably was no big deal. What did he do? Buy a woman a drink at a bar or write her a love poem? Oy Vey, some people make too big a deal out of everything. Somehow, this screams “Look at me, Look at me! I’m wearing a Hair-Shirt because I thought about a woman sexually.” Give me a break.


40 posted on 02/01/2011 6:33:49 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: steve86

Humans are weak, God is strong.

23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

24being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;

Thanks be to God that he can ask for forgiveness and receive it and go on to make amendments and try again to avoid temptation and God willing, he will receive strength and healing to continue God’s work.

It is only through Father, Son and Holy Spirit that we are sustained and perfected.


41 posted on 02/01/2011 6:52:03 PM PST by tiki
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To: Gapplega
Oy Vey, some people make too big a deal out of everything.

Such as his bishop?

42 posted on 02/01/2011 6:55:04 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

guess so.


43 posted on 02/01/2011 7:35:31 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: steve86

Well here are the blogs he is talking about.An ugly read.Sounds like there are more women in the pot.
http://www.fightingirishthomas.com/2011/01/of-aquinas-augustine-and-euteneuer.html


44 posted on 02/01/2011 7:51:59 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: steve86
Being an exorcist is a dangerous occupation. Being a high-profile, publicly renowned exorcist is an extremely dangerous occupation. Interacting constantly with the media is not ideal for this sort of ministry. There are too many occasions of sin, too many temptations to pride and vainglory. It's too busy....too much Martha and not enough Mary. Unless one is a person of great holiness, the devil will find a way in.

I think Father may have just learned a painful lesson.

45 posted on 02/01/2011 8:18:15 PM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: fatima

Blimey........


46 posted on 02/01/2011 8:30:28 PM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: steve86

Good to hear from Fr. Euteneuer about the issues. Sad that people, absent the facts, came to their own conclusions, and made them public, before he had made his own statement.


47 posted on 02/01/2011 9:54:55 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: steve86

Prayers to him as we all need prayers and forgiveness for our sins as only one person did not sin and it was none of us.


48 posted on 02/01/2011 10:31:31 PM PST by napscoordinator
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Humility is a hard lesson. He will be stronger now, if his repentance is sincere.


49 posted on 02/01/2011 10:42:24 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
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To: napscoordinator

Excellent summary.


50 posted on 02/02/2011 3:23:22 AM PST by Tax-chick (When politicians are "civil," the Republic is threatened.)
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