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  • Seattle Catholic church members outraged to learn of violations by longtime priest

    05/06/2014 4:56:53 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 67 replies
    My Northwest.com ^ | Josh Kerns | May 6, 2014
    Members of a Seattle church are outraged they're just learning a priest who had a longtime sexual relationship with a young man was disciplined in 2004. And they're disturbed he was prohibited from performing baptisms and other sacraments but continued doing so. The Archdiocese of Seattle sent a letter to members of St. Bridget Parish last Friday, notifying them that the Archdiocesan Case Review Board concluded Harry Quigg had sexual contact with a then-17-year-old in 1980, and continued the relationship for 15 years. The letter said because both civil and canon law considered the age of majority to be 16-years-old...
  • Cops: Priest in sex flap ODs in parking garage (Episcopal)

    09/27/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/27/2012 | O'Ryan Johnson
    An Episcopal priest who was accused of sex crimes against a young parishioner died of an apparent drug overdose last night on the sixth floor of the Government Center parking garage, police and his lawyer said. Police said they were called to the garage about 7:40 p.m. and found a man inside a gray 2006 Saturn. Police attempted to perform CPR on the man, but were unsuccessful. Boston EMS declared the patient dead at 8:05 p.m., and the call was referred to the Medical Examiner, police said.
  • Catholic College Fires Openly Gay Priest in Pennsylvania

    02/27/2011 3:26:23 AM PST · by topher · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 26, 2011
    ... Father James St. George says he was fully vetted when he was hired to teach at Chestnut Hill College, a private Roman Catholic institution in Pennsylvania. But the schools says that they did not know he was gay, and has since let him go. ... Father St. George doesn't exactly hide the fact that he's gay. But he says he never brings it up in class. ... Father St. George is part of the Old Catholic Church Of The Americas, a faction that broke away from the Vatican back in 1870. In his church, priests are allowed to marry...
  • Catholic sex scandal as undercover reporter 'films priests at gay clubs and having casual flings'

    07/23/2010 8:59:46 PM PDT · by bibletruth · 14 replies · 1+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2010 | bibletruth
    A gay priest sex scandal has rocked the Catholic Church in Italy today after a weekly news magazine released details of a shock investigation it had carried out. Using hidden cameras, a journalist from Panorama magazine - owned by Italian Prime Minister and media baron Silvio Berlusconi - filmed three priests as they attended gay nightspots and had casual sex. Today there was no immediate comment from the Italian Bishops Conference and the Vatican - which has been rocked by a series of sex scandals involving paedophile priests since the start of the year. Caught in the act: A priest...
  • Search begins to replace priest opposed to Prop 8

    10/14/2008 11:23:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 538+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/14/8
    Fresno, CA (AP) -- Officials at St. Paul Newman Center are looking for a replacement for the Rev. Geoffrey Farrow, who was removed last week for telling congregants he opposed a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex couples from marrying. . . . a letter from the Bishop calling Farrow's comments a contradiction to the teachings of the Catholic Church. He said the comments "brought scandal to the parish." Before the Oct. 5 Mass at which Farrow revealed his opposition Proposition 8, he told a Fresno television reporter he was gay.
  • Catholic Tradition Revised

    08/15/2006 8:08:00 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 12 replies · 750+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 11, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A 148-year-old Catholic university may be getting a take on Church traditions that it never bargained for when a new Franciscan friar joins them in the fall. “This weekend we offer prayerful good wishes to Fr. Kyle Haden as he departs for his new assignment at St. Bonaventure University,” read the St. Francis of Assisi church bulletin of July 2nd. “Fr. Kyle leaves us grateful for his ministry here at St. Francis.” “He now looks forward to a new challenge: the opportunity to minister in the field of Franciscan higher education at one of our Franciscan colleges in up-state New...
  • Priest Resigns Post Over Vatican Document

    12/15/2005 12:58:09 PM PST · by SmithL · 43 replies · 939+ views
    AP ^ | 12/15/5
    Collegeville, Minn. -- A priest at St. John's University said he was resigning his leadership position because of the Vatican's latest statement that homosexuals should be barred from entering the Roman Catholic priesthood. "Because I can no longer honestly represent, explain and defend the church's teaching on homosexuality, I feel I must resign," the Rev. Bob Pierson said in an e-mail Wednesday to administrators and students at St. John's and the nearby College of St. Benedict. The Vatican announced last month that it was toughening its stand against gay candidates for the priesthood, advising that men with "deep-seated" gay tendencies...
  • Gay priest: Vatican edict will force others away

    11/27/2005 11:07:28 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 70 replies · 1,186+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 11/27/2005 | Jeff Diamant
    Gay priest: Vatican edict will force others away The Rev. Mariano Gargiulo, now an Episcopal priest in the Newark Archdiocese involved in a long-term relationship, said he believes an expected Vatican edict this week banning most gay men from entering the seminary also will force many priests from the clergy. "It will push many of them away," Gargiulo said of the document, expected to be released Tuesday. "The Vatican ... says that homosexuality is intrinsically disordered, and how many times can you be told that before you start to say, 'Hey, maybe I should go somewhere else.'"A report released by...
  • New Rules Affirm Pope Benedict's Stance Against Gays

    10/08/2005 1:10:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 8, 2005 | Daniel Williams
    ROME, Oct. 8 -- In the first five months of Pope Benedict XVI's reign, stern opposition to homosexuality in and outside the Roman Catholic Church has quickly become a prime public message for the Vatican. The new pontiff plans to issue guidelines that attempt to inhibit homosexuals from entering seminaries to train for the priesthood. Church inspectors have embarked on a tour of U.S. seminaries and, according to their working papers, are tasked to ask: "Is there evidence of homosexuality in the seminary? (This question must be answered.)"
  • (Riveting)- Testimony at the "Consecration" of Gene Robinson

    11/06/2003 7:22:22 AM PST · by crusher · 3 replies · 115+ views
    Emmaus Ministries ^ | 11/4/03 | REv. Earle Fox, PhD
    Testimony at the "Consecration" of Gene Robinson by Earle Fox On Sunday, November 2, Gene Robinson, a man who had left his wife and children to pursue an actively homosexual lifestyle, was consecrated a bishop in the Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of New Hampshire. Such an event is contrary to Christian belief and practice, and is at the same time, contrary to all empirical evidence: medical, psychological, sociological, etc. Homosexuality is a compulsive, lethal addiction. Gene Robinson and others who actively support the homosexual agenda have in fact left the Christian faith, so the status of the consecration ceremony...
  • Bishop surprised self with vote to OK gay prelate: Lost 10lbs!

    08/11/2003 12:35:23 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 54 replies · 273+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 | ELIZABETH CLARKE
    Southeast Florida Episcopal Bishop Leo Frade voted to approve the church's first openly gay bishop last week -- but not until he searched his soul, prayed and fasted so diligently that he lost 10 pounds. But Frade doesn't want anyone to start calling him a "liberal bishop." He's middle of the road, he insists, and proves it by declaring, "In my diocese there will be no gay marriages." At least not for some time. Frade even surprised himself with his vote to approve Bishop-elect V. Gene Robinson. He had planned to abstain because he didn't want to divide his diocese...