That's interesting, because I recently listened to his conversion story where he stated that he tried to do those things, but for various reasons couldn't and had to find some other way to make do in life.
He changed his story about being a green beret after he got called out on it. He was a typist, nothing more. I don't think he even saw combat.
He did serious drugs and was in the hospital for a year from what he says before he returned to the Church and became a priest.
The drug addict thing is one of the few things I'll take at face value. I'm sorry, but when someone lies about how they served their country when others died doing it, my trust in them and respect for them goes back to zero.
I don't ever remember hearing Fr mention anything about being in combat in Vietnam or that he definitely was
a Green Beret,if you have proof that he changed
his story,let me know,maybe I missed something in this guy's rants against him.I would like tho viable proof that he pointedly stated that he had completed training for the GB's or SF's.I don't see this guy as a deceiver,he seems to speak plainly and blunt about his past,he's puts it all out there from what I can see.He also has many enemies within NO for speaking candidly the way he does and has been under constant attack from the libs in the Church,now he's got some bible-thumper calling him up on a bunch of senseless crap,this guy seems to be angry with an agenda.If this was such a big deal and Fr was outright lying
about his service in the military,I'm sure there would be plenty of Catholic SF guys calling him up on it.
If anything,he fully supports our guys in combat and the military and tries to use the rules and strict discipline format of the SF when he applies it in his teachings.At least that's the way I see.