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Former Conn. Priest Indicted on Meth Charges

Former Conn. Priest Indicted on Meth Charges

Image Source/Thinkstock(BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) — A former Roman Catholic priest from Connecticut has fallen from grace after being indicted on charges that he was part of an alleged cross-country crystal methamphetamine drug ring.Former Monsignor Kevin Wa…

Priest’s ‘Horrible’ Job of Telling Newtown Parents of Children’s Deaths

Priest’s ‘Horrible’ Job of Telling Newtown Parents of Children’s Deaths

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — A Newtown, Conn., priest had the “horrible” job of going door-to-door informing families early Saturday morning that their children had been killed in the elementary school massacre.
There were 20 children among the 27 peopl…

Retiring Chicago Priest Refuses to Leave Rectory

Retiring Chicago Priest Refuses to Leave Rectory

George Doyle/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago parish is in turmoil because its beloved priest has balked at his impending removal from the Catholic Church rectory, while his incoming successor, who says he was attacked by a staff member, admits that he…

Prominent Priest Defends Sex Abusers, Later Apologizes

Prominent Priest Defends Sex Abusers, Later Apologizes

Image Source/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A well-known Catholic priest who hosts a weekly religious television show said in an interview this week that child sex abusers are often seduced by teenage boys and should not go to jail on a first offense.  B…

Man Acquitted of Beating of Priest He Said Sexually Abused Him

Man Acquitted of Beating of Priest He Said Sexually Abused Him

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — William Lynch, the California man who admitted he pummeled a priest who he said abused him as a boy, has been found not guilty of felony assault and elder abuse charges.The jury of nine men and three women co…

Priest Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Woman Undergoing Exorcisms

Priest Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Woman Undergoing Exorcisms

Image Source/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Va.) — A Virginia woman came to a priest to be purged of her “evil spirits” in 2008 but claims the priest repeatedly molested her during the two-year exorcism that followed.The woman — known only as Jane Doe — file…

Irish Priest Accidentally Flashes Gay Porn During First Communion Meeting

Irish Priest Accidentally Flashes Gay Porn During First Communion Meeting

Image Source/Thinkstock(POMEROY, Ireland) — A Catholic priest in Northern Ireland has found himself in hot water after he accidentally displayed a series of pornographic gay images during a presentation to parents of children preparing to receive Firs…

Md. Priest Who Denied Lesbian Communion at Funeral Placed on Leave

Md. Priest Who Denied Lesbian Communion at Funeral Placed on Leave

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A priest who denied communion to a gay woman at her mother’s funeral mass has been put on leave by the Washington D.C.-area archdiocese, but the archdiocese said the suspension is not related to the communion…

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