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Gay Clergy Corruption in Fresno
Church Militant ^ | 6/13/19 | Christine Niles

Posted on 06/17/2019 7:02:23 PM PDT by marshmallow

Fr. Michael Lastiri protected by two bishops

The diocese of Fresno, California has been wracked by scandal over the past several months, with priest after priest placed on leave as allegations of homosexual abuse pour forth from multiple victims.

In our last report we focused on Msgr. Craig Harrison, a popular and powerful priest, now under investigation after at least six men have accused him of abuse, with evidence he may also have been stealing thousands of dollars in donations.

Today: Fr. Michael Lastiri, another longtime high-ranking priest of the Fresno diocese, also accused of homosexual misconduct, also guilty of financial malfeasance — while two bishops protected him.

Father Lastiri has been a priest for more than 30 years, former director of worship for the diocese. He's spent most of his priestly career as an active homosexual — even in a sexually active relationship with a convicted pedophile.


1991 court records from the county of Tulare, California reveal Lastiri was sexually involved with Joe Banuelos, convicted and imprisoned for sexually assaulting a six-year-old boy.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach

1 posted on 06/17/2019 7:02:23 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Daily news reports of sexual abuse by clergy here:

2 posted on 06/17/2019 7:13:20 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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