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Monsignor dealing, more problems for Bridgeport Diocese - Ursus - 02-20-2013

Of course the press and critics will run with this.  >:(

"...At a time when priests from California to Delaware have been accused of loathsome deeds, the allegations against Monsignor Wallin, the former pastor of the Cathedral of St. Augustine in Bridgeport, are of a notably different dimension: that he was a drug dealer and addict who was buying an adult novelty shop to launder ill-gotten proceeds, a priest who was cross-dressing and having sex with men."

"...The lurid case is only the latest scandal for the Bridgeport Diocese, already tainted by a string of clerical sexual abuse cases. Last year, the Rev. Michael R. Moynihan, the former pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Greenwich, was sent to prison for obstructing justice after being accused of spending church money on himself. In 2007, the Rev. Michael Jude Fay, from St. John Roman Catholic Church in Darien, was convicted of stealing $1.3 million; he died in prison."


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/nyregion/msgr-kevin-wallins-swift-fall-to-drug-suspect.html?ref=nyregion


Re: Monsignor dealing, more problems for Bridgeport Diocese - DrBombay - 02-20-2013

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Re: Monsignor dealing, more problems for Bridgeport Diocese - MRose - 02-20-2013

(02-20-2013, 09:25 PM)Ursus Wrote: Of course the press and critics will run with this.  >:(

"...At a time when priests from California to Delaware have been accused of loathsome deeds, the allegations against Monsignor Wallin, the former pastor of the Cathedral of St. Augustine in Bridgeport, are of a notably different dimension: that he was a drug dealer and addict who was buying an adult novelty shop to launder ill-gotten proceeds, a priest who was cross-dressing and having sex with men."

"...The lurid case is only the latest scandal for the Bridgeport Diocese, already tainted by a string of clerical sexual abuse cases. Last year, the Rev. Michael R. Moynihan, the former pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Greenwich, was sent to prison for obstructing justice after being accused of spending church money on himself. In 2007, the Rev. Michael Jude Fay, from St. John Roman Catholic Church in Darien, was convicted of stealing $1.3 million; he died in prison."


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/nyregion/msgr-kevin-wallins-swift-fall-to-drug-suspect.html?ref=nyregion
Ya know, I think the press and critics should run with it.

RUN THE DAMN BISHOP OUT AND THROW HIM IN JAIL (after he is solemnly divested of his Episcopal regalia). The people (meaning Bishops) who enable these men are sick, evil, vile men.


Re: Monsignor dealing, more problems for Bridgeport Diocese - Someone1776 - 02-20-2013

It is a newsworthy story that a prominent priest close to Cardinal Egan opened up a Porn shop and was subsequently arrested for Crystal Meth. 


Re: Monsignor dealing, more problems for Bridgeport Diocese - Ursus - 02-20-2013

(02-20-2013, 10:22 PM)Someone1776 Wrote: It is a newsworthy story that a prominent priest close to Cardinal Egan opened up a Porn shop and was subsequently arrested for Crystal Meth. 

It's a sad angering situation; a collective black eye for Catholics.

Are these the some of the wolves the pope was mentioning?


Re: Monsignor dealing, more problems for Bridgeport Diocese - Poche - 02-21-2013

This needs our prayers
:pray: :pray: :pray:


Re: Monsignor dealing, more problems for Bridgeport Diocese - Mithrandylan - 02-21-2013

(02-20-2013, 10:41 PM)Ursus Wrote:
(02-20-2013, 10:22 PM)Someone1776 Wrote: It is a newsworthy story that a prominent priest close to Cardinal Egan opened up a Porn shop and was subsequently arrested for Crystal Meth. 

It's a sad angering situation; a collective black eye for Catholics.

Are these the some of the wolves the pope was mentioning?

Probably not.  And if so, one must wonder why he didn't do anything about it.  Since as head of Christ's Church on earth, he has supreme power and jurisdiction over all the faithful. 

The personal sins of priest's vices do not have as detrimental and lasting effect as do the errors they preach to their flock. 


Re: Monsignor dealing, more problems for Bridgeport Diocese - catquilt - 02-21-2013

Currently, the Bridgeport Diocese is without a bishop as Bishop Lori was moved to Baltimore about a year ago...