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Pastor Orders Female Members To Remove Underwear So God Can Enter Their Bodies

Kenyan pastor Rev. Njohi has raised not only a few eyebrows but red flags with his unorthodox suggestion of having his female congregants remove their bras and underwear before coming to church, so that Christ can freely enter their bodies with his spirit, according to The Kenyan Daily Post.

Njohi, who is the pastor of the Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church in Kenya, reportedly refers to undergarments as “ungodly.” The bible-toting minister called together a meeting with church officials and allegedly discussed banning the under garments because people “need to be free in body and spirit in order to receive Christ.”

After warning his female congregants about the evils of skivvies, the God-fearing pastor spoke of the damnation they will suffer if they dare not to go bare underneath.

In true fashion, the church’s female population reportedly did come to church sans their undies, the Post reports, in order to prepare for their spiritual taking.

This SICK Pastor probably wanted to lay hands on these unsuspecting women folk!
http://newsone.com/2939386/rev-njohi-fe ... rgarments/
 

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German 'bishop of bling' resigns over spending scandal
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26746110

File photo of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst (29 August 2013)

The Vatican did not elaborate further on the bishop's future

Pope Francis has formally accepted the resignation of a senior German Church leader suspended over his alleged lavish spending.

The Vatican made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday.

Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has been accused of spending more than 31m euros (£26m) on renovating his official residence.

The cleric, dubbed the "bishop of bling" by the media, offered to resign when the scandal broke last October.

In response, Pope Francis temporarily suspended Bishop Tebartz-van Elst and instructed a Church commission to investigate the matter.

Pope Francis has repeatedly expressed his disapproval of senior clerics whose lifestyles seem too lavish.

'Docility' call
On Wednesday, the Vatican said the inquiry found that the senior cleric could no longer exercise his ministry.

The Church called on the diocese of Limburg to accept the decision "with docility" and to work toward restoring a "climate of charity and reconciliation".

Residence of Limburg Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst (13 October 2013)
The bishop's official residence in Limburg (L) has been described as luxurious
Carnival float satirising the bishop (3 March 2014)
Germans made clear what they thought of the cleric during a carnival parade in Mainz in early March
The Vatican did not further elaborate on the future of Bishop Tebartz-van Elst, but said he would get a new position "at the opportune time".

Auxiliary Bishop Manfred Grothe has been appointed to run the Limburg diocese.

Bishop Tebartz-van Elst and his luxury lifestyle have become infamous in Germany, where many people pay a Church tax to the state. The tax raised 5.2bn euros for Catholics and 4.6bn euros for Protestants in 2012.

At the heart of the criticism was the refurbishment of the cleric's official residence, originally set to cost 5.5m euros.

German media reported that the quarters were fitted with a 15,000-euro bath, a conference table for 25,000 euros and a private chapel worth 2.9m euros.

The bishop was also under fire for a first-class flight to India to visit the poor.

The story attracted heavy coverage and stoked controversy among Catholics.

It was in Germany that Martin Luther launched the Reformation five centuries ago in response to what he said were excesses and abuses within the Church.
 

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Twin brother of former Bishop of Truro charged with sex offences
1:00pm Monday 31st March 2014 in News .

The Right Reverend Peter Ball, 82-year-old twin brother of a former Bishop of Truro, has been charged with misconduct in public office and indecent assault.

The Rt Rev Peter Ball, brother of twin brother of former Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Michael Ball, held the position in the Church of England from 1977 until 1992 and was later Bishop of Gloucester, has been charged with three offences.

Ball, of Aller, near Langport, was arrested on Tuesday, November 13, in connection with allegations concerning eight boys and young men.
The first charge alleges misconduct in public office between October 1977 and December 1992 when he is alleged to have misused his position and authority to manipulate and prevail upon others for his own sexual gratification.

The second charge alleges an indecent assault on a boy, aged 12 or 13, in 1978 and the third alleges an indecent assault on a man, aged 19 or 20, between 1980 and 1982.

The retired clergyman is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’s Court on April 10.

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/11 ... es/?ref=mr
 

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Drunk Alaska Priest Found With Guns, Drugs: Cops
The Huffington Post | by Sebastian Murdock
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/0 ... 76121.html

Posted: 04/02/2014 8:39 am EDT Updated: 04/02/2014 11:59 am EDT

An Alaska priest was in court last Friday, facing charges of driving under the influence and misdemeanor drugs and weapons offenses, police said.

Fairbanks priest Father Sean P. Thomson, 52, was pulled over March 24 after trooper Christopher Bitz said he saw the priest weaving his pickup truck along the highway and going 79 mph in a 65 mph zone, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

When Bitz pulled Thomson over, the trooper said he noticed the priest seemed disoriented. When he asked for Thomson's vehicle registration, he said Thomson instead produced a receipt.

The trooper asked the priest if he had any weapons on him. Thomson said he had a .357 in the back seat, but allegedly didn't tell the officer that he also had a 9mm pistol in his back pocket, according to the Sky Valley Chronicle.

The priest also allegedly neglected to tell the trooper he had a small bag of marijuana in his sweatshirt.

Thomson's breath-alcohol content was registered at 0.247, three times more than the legal limit. After he was taken to the station, Thomson allegedly refused to take another, more accurate breathalyzer, because "[he] said he was drunk and did not feel the test was necessary," Bitz said in his report.

Following the arrest, the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks placed the priest on administrative leave, according to the New York Daily News.

The priest pleaded not guilty at his initial court appearance, and was released on $5,000 bail.
 

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This guy may have been more than just naughty.

Church of England suspends Midlands vicar as it looks into role in Rwanda genocide
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/a ... challenged

Former archbishop of Rwanda says he warned Anglican church that clergy backgrounds had not been fully checked

Chris McGreal

The Observer, Sunday 6 April 2014
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The flame of remembrance arrives for a ceremony in the town of Kirehe, 20 years after the Hutu genocide directed at Tutsis in Rwanda. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

A former Anglican archbishop of Rwanda has challenged a claim by the Church of England that he endorsed the appointment of a priest in Worcestershire who is under investigation over accusations that he was complicit in the 1994 genocide.

As Rwanda prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the start of the genocide tomorrow, the church said that Bishop Jonathan Ruhumuliza has been suspended while it looks into "disturbing" accusations, brought to its attention by the Observer in February, that he was a propagandist for the regime responsible for the murder of 800,000 Tutsis and was implicated in killings.

The Church of England has defended Ruhumuliza's appointment as a priest at St Mary and All Saints church in Hampton Lovett, Worcestershire, in 2005 by saying that it conducted "extensive checks" into his background and found no evidence of involvement in the genocide. It said the bishop was "commended" to it by the then archbishop of Rwanda, Emmanuel Kolini.

Kolini has told the Observer that he did no more than say that the Church of England might help Ruhumuliza out of humanitarian concerns. He said he warned the church that the conduct of the bishop and other clergy during the genocide had not been properly investigated in Rwanda because they had gone into exile.

"I did say they could help him as a human being. But I also said that the church in Rwanda had never sat down to discuss the issue of those bishops who have left Rwanda and who were in exile. I said it was for the Church of England to judge whether they could use him or not," he said.

"If the Church of England didn't know what happened in Rwanda and how bishops behaved who were in Rwanda then, I didn't want to spend much of my time on it instead of caring over the orphans and widows and the destroyed. My concern was to help the church in Rwanda, not spend much time on those who are on the run."

Ruhumuliza became a deeply contentious figure within the Anglican church in Rwanda because, with its archbishop, Augustin Nshamihigo, at the time he defended the genocidal regime to the outside world. Ruhumuliza wrote to the All-Africa Council of Churches and held press conferences saying the "government is trying to bring peace in the country" when the prime minister and members of his cabinet were touring Rwanda encouraging the killings.

Human Rights Watch later described the bishop as "acting as a spokesman for the genocidal government". London-based African Rights called him a "propagandist" and alleged that he worked with another bishop in refusing shelter to Tutsis facing imminent death and also exposed others to attack.

After the genocide, Ruhumuliza's actions led to a rift within the Anglican church in Rwanda as other clerics and worshippers refused to attend his services. He left the country shortly afterwards for Canada and then to serve as a bishop in Cameroon before moving to Britain.

The archbishop of Canterbury's office at Lambeth Palace responded to Kolini's assertion by saying that he sent it a letter in May 2005 in which "he stated that he found no reason not to commend Bishop Jonathan Ruhumuliza and wished him a fruitful ministry".

Kolini said he stands by his characterisation in his 2007 book, Christ Walks Where Evil Reigned, of Ruhumuliza and other Anglican bishops as "errand boys" for the genocide government. He said he has no knowledge of the "extensive checks" Lambeth Palace said it had made into Ruhumuliza's background.

Ibuka, the genocide survivors' association in Rwanda, has criticised the Church of England for failing to scrutinise Ruhumuliza's past closely enough when his record and the accusations against him were in the public domain.

Lambeth Palace declined to answer a number of questions about its checks on Ruhumuliza on the grounds that "the investigation is still going on". These included whether it was aware of the accusations against him in 2005 and, if not, how that fits with the claim to have conducted extensive background checks.

Chris McGreal's book, Chaplains of the Militia, on the role of churches during the genocide, is available from Guardian Shorts. Go to guardianshorts.co.uk to read an extract and find out more
 

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Retired priest John Irwin admits stealing church funds in Derry
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ire ... t-26927405

Londonderry courthouse on dull day

The judge was asked to defer sentencing to enable Irwin to repay the outstanding amount

A retired priest has pleaded guilty at Londonderry Magistrates Court to stealing almost £1,800 of church funds.

John Irwin, from Garvagh Road in Dungiven, admitted stealing £1,440 of collection money from St. Patrick's Church in Pennyburn, Derry.

The 72-year-old committed the theft between May 2011 and October 2012.

He also pleaded guilty to stealing £300 belonging to the Derry Diocesan Fund. Sentencing was deferred until November, to allow him to repay the stolen money.

A defence solicitor said the accused had already repaid the £300 in relation to the second charge, as well as compensation of £700 to the diocesan authorities.

The lawyer added it was Irwin's intention to repay the £1,440 collection money in full.
 

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That money was just resting in his account.
 

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Florida's not-so-coy pastor is just the latest in a plague of fallen preachers

Revelations of extra-marital affairs and a porn habit leave the 20,000 worshippers of one mega-church leaderless

Ushers walk the aisles with boxes of tissues just in case, but the message to the nearly 4,000 worshippers who have crammed into Fort Lauderdale's Calvary Chapel is to keep upbeat, at all costs. "I just want to tell you," an assistant pastor declares as the service reaches a climax, "this is not the end."

It was a gruelling week at Calvary Chapel, the largest mega-church in Florida and the fastest growing in the land, with full membership at 20,000 and counting. But what happens now is the question. An assistant pastor was on stage on Wednesday night because Bob Coy, the founder and lead pastor, the man everyone wants to see for his saucy charisma and his "I'm-just-like-you" folksiness, has been suspended and exiled for, well, sauciness.

This is familiar territory for the industry that is the US's mega-churches – officially any place of worship with over 2,000 members. There are an estimated 1,200 of them, a few, like this one, with big broadcast interests. Tele-evangelist Jimmy Swaggart was defrocked by his Assemblies of God church in a sex scandal in 1988. More recent was the 2006 downfall of Ted Haggard in Colorado, after a relationship with a male escort.

Those are the famous cases. But Florida alone has seen three other mega-church leaders taken down by scandal in past 12 months, one of whom, Isaac Hunter, later killed himself. And they are just in and around Orlando. By some accounts, America is in the midst of a plague of preacher-turned-sinner debacles.

"I have dealt with near a dozen churches in the past couple years who lost a pastor due to a moral issue," Ron Edmondson, a Kentucky pastor and religious affairs consultant, wrote reflecting on the Coy case. "One of the leaders in our denomination used the word 'epidemic' to describe the number of pastors leaving the ministry because of moral failures." ...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 56667.html
 

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Priest guilty of killing nun will get funeral Mass

Priest dies in prison: In this 2006 photo, in Toledo, Ohio, the Rev. Gerald Robinson, a Roman Catholic priest, listens as the verdict is read finding him guilty of killing Sister Margaret Ann Pahl.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest convicted of stabbing and strangling a nun 34 years ago in a hospital chapel will receive a funeral Mass, a church official said Saturday.

The Rev. Gerald Robinson remained an ordained priest after his conviction and his services will follow the usual protocol for a diocesan priest's funeral, the Rev. Charles Ritter, administrator for the Diocese of Toledo, said in a statement.

Robinson, 76, died Friday. He had been serving a prison sentence of 15 years to life in what church historians have characterized as the only documented case of a Catholic priest killing a nun. He was arrested 24 years after the nun's death and found guilty in 2006 of stabbing and strangling Sister Margaret Ann Pahl at a Toledo hospital where they both worked.

Robinson had been in a hospice unit since the end of May after suffering a heart attack.

Robinson and Pahl, 71, had worked closely together at the hospital, where he was a chaplain and she was caretaker of the chapel. He presided at her funeral Mass.

Prosecutors blamed the murder on Robinson's simmering anger over Pahl's domineering ways, saying their relationship was strained and that Pahl was upset over the shortening of Good Friday services a day before she was killed.

Robinson continued to maintain his innocence.

"Whether in the eyes of God, Father Robinson was or was not guilty of this crime, I do not know," Ritter said in his statement. "I do know that he is the work of God's hands, as are we all."

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/pries ... neral-mass
 

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Vicar marries atheist in same-sex wedding

Rev Andrew Cain has defied Church of England rules banning its clergy from marrying same-sex partners.
He is one of only two vicars to have had a same-sex wedding since the law allowing gay men and lesbians to marry came into force in England and Wales in March this year.

Rev Cain told Jeremy Vine that he found the service "surprisingly moving" and the day was "very special".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28256183

(According to the video, they married in a registry office.)
 

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rynner2 said:
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Vicar marries atheist in same-sex wedding

Rev Andrew Cain has defied Church of England rules banning its clergy from marrying same-sex partners.
He is one of only two vicars to have had a same-sex wedding since the law allowing gay men and lesbians to marry came into force in England and Wales in March this year.

Rev Cain told Jeremy Vine that he found the service "surprisingly moving" and the day was "very special".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28256183

(According to the video, they married in a registry office.)
Congrats to them.
 

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Did they choose that still image to make him look a bit evil? :?
 

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He does look a little stern. Can't see him putting up with any bullying from his boss!

Although of course, I'm sure he has faith that his ultimate Boss doesn't mind. ;)
 

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He does look a little stern. Can't see him putting up with any bullying from his boss!

Although of course, I'm sure he has faith that his ultimate Boss doesn't mind. ;)
Remember the Apostle who Jesus dearly loved.
 

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Drunken pastor threatened to kill police
Lee Stephens crashed into a family car then set upon police and paramedics, telling them he was a member of the IRA
6:14AM BST 04 Aug 2014

A pastor crashed his car while three times over the drink-drive limit then attacked police and paramedics, telling them he was a member of the IRA and would murder them.
Lee Stephens, 31, collided head on with a family's Ford C-Max car in Billericay, Essex, leaving a father and his two young children, aged five and six, in hospital.

Stephens then punched a paramedic, spat at a police officer and assaulted a female paramedic as she treated him.
The chaos continued at Basildon Hospital where Stephens told police he had contacts in the IRA and they would "blow them up".
He then shouted at a police officer, accusing him of having sex with his sister.
It was revealed in court the officer's sister had died just weeks earlier.

Stephens, of Ballyloughan Road in Richhill, Armagh, Northern Ireland, was working at a Pentecostal Church in Billericay at the time.
He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months when he appeared at Basildon Magistrates' Court.

The drama started after Stephens was thrown out a pub then crashed his car in to a lampost in before smashing head on into the family's car.
The court heard he was arrested by an off-duty police officer and a breath test showed he had 108 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath per 100ml.
The legal limit is 35 microgrammes. When ambulance crews arrived to treat Stephens and the injured family he became aggressive and swore before punching Sgt Mark Ammon twice in the leg.

He then spat at another officer and punched paramedic Gary Harvey in the kidneys.
Stephens said: "I am a pastor, let me go or you will lose your jobs. I will kill everyone, I know the IRA."

Sam Doyle, prosecuting, told the court the children involved in the crash suffered whiplash and are now too scared to get in a car because they think they will die.

Stephens admitted assault, assaulting a police officer, common assault, failing to provide a specimen of blood and using threatening words and behaviour.

He was ordered to pay his victims a total of £250 compensation.
The court heard that Stephens was on antidepressants following stress at work and did not usually drink.
He told the court he did not remember any of the incident and was deeply ashamed.

Chair of the bench, Balbira Bal, said: "Emergency service staff try to help the public and should be given respect and consideration."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... olice.html
 

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A prize eejit.
Stress at work? A pastor?
 

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A prize eejit.
Stress at work? A pastor?
A fundamentalist Protestant claiming to be a member of the IRA!

The IRA had Protestant members but I doubt if any would have been from the fringe Sects.
 

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Chilean priest probed after 'stolen babies' scandal

Chile bishop in abuse row quits
A judge in Chile has barred a Catholic priest from leaving the country over claims he had pressured single women to give up their babies for adoption.

The ruling blocks a church recommendation that Father Gerardo Joannon, 77, go on retreat abroad.

He allegedly belonged to a network of clerics and doctors who gave the babies to married couples under the rule of Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s and '80s.

This was done to avoid the social stigma of unmarried motherhood.

If the women resisted, they were told that their children had died during birth.

Father Joannon is a senior cleric at the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the Chilean capital, Santiago. ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-28795897
 

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Catholic bishop Kieran Conry has resigned from his post saying he brought “shame” to his diocese and had been “unfaithful to his promises as a Catholic priest”. While the direct reasons for his resignation are unclear the priest has said his actions “were not illegal and did not involve minors”.

The statement, which has been read across Conry’s Arundel and Brighton diocese this Sunday, said: “I have decided to offer my resignation as bishop with immediate effect and will now take some time to consider my future.

“I want to apologise first of all to the individuals hurt by my actions and then to all of those inside and outside the diocese who will be shocked, hurt and saddened to hear this.

”I am sorry for the shame that I have brought on the diocese and the Church and I ask for your prayers and forgiveness.“

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 60224.html
 

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ramonmercado said:
Catholic bishop Kieran Conry has resigned from his post saying he brought “shame” to his diocese and had been “unfaithful to his promises as a Catholic priest”. While the direct reasons for his resignation are unclear the priest has said his actions “were not illegal and did not involve minors”.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 60224.html
A hint here, methinks!

Husband threatens to sue Catholic Church for bishop's affair with wife
Having resigned at the weekend, the Bishop of Arundel is now facing a legal threat from a man whose wife allegedly stayed at the cleric’s house
By Harriet Marsh, Bill Gardiner
6:00AM BST 29 Sep 2014

A husband is threatening to sue the Catholic Church after one of Britain’s leading bishops allegedly became “the third person” in his marriage.
The Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, Kieran Conry, stood down at the weekend after admitting he had broken his vows of celibacy.
In a confession read out to parishioners, the 63-year-old admitted being “unfaithful to my promises”. His exit is understood to be related to a relationship he had with a woman six years ago.

However, Bishop Conry is now facing a legal threat from a man whose 43-year-old wife allegedly stayed for at least three nights at the cleric’s house in Pease Pottage, Sussex, earlier this year.
According to the woman’s husband, who employed a private detective to track her movements, she was allegedly spotted shopping with him in Brighton in June and the pair exchanged hundreds of text messages.

Love letters between the bishop and the woman written in recent months have reportedly emerged in which he tells her that her husband does not love her. The man, who has filed for divorce, is claiming that the bishop’s penchant for women was well-known among the Catholic hierarchy. He says their failure to take action directly led to the break-up of his marriage.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religio ... -wife.html
 

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JESUS!!!!

If this is true it changes everything!!!

Unfortunately though, it's just media BS. Senior Catholic clergy member having sex with a WOMAN????

I simply find it unbelievable ;)
 

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This guy is more than just naughty.

An Alabama pastor is being sued after admitting that he had sex with multiple female members of his congregation. Worse, however, is that he declined to inform them he had AIDS.

The shocking news was revealed by the pastor himself, Reverend Juan Demetrius McFarland of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Starting in September this year, McFarland began recounting to parishioners – through his sermons – the fact that he tested positive for HIV back in 2003, going on to note that he has had AIDS since 2008.

This news alone was not enough to attract calls for McFarland to step aside. In fact, most members of the Church supported the pastor and initiated efforts to help in in whatever way they could, according to a report by local NBC affiliate WSFA.

However, McFarland dropped a bombshell just a few Sundays ago, when he announced – again, in a sermon – that he’d had sex with women and did not tell them of the fact that he had AIDS. In another sermon, the pastor admitted he was abusing illegal drugs, the Associated Press reported. ...

http://rt.com/usa/196020-alabama-pastor-aids-sex/
 

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The priest at the centre of a court case dispute with his former partner over a house that they shared has taken a leave of absence from his duties.

In a letter read out at Sunday Mass at all 22 parishes in the Diocese of Killala, Bishop John Fleming said the case of Fr Gabriel Rosbotham had caused “deep distress” in the diocese and that the priest has decided to take time to “reflect”. ...

On Friday, a judge ruled that Fr Rosbotham was entitled to a 27% share of a house, Rose Cottage at Letterbarrow, Co Donegal, after a dispute with his former partner, Hugo Crawford, ended up in Donegal Circuit Civil Court.

The relationship between Fr Rosbotham and Mr Crawford, a former Franciscan friar, ended in 2002 and while the house was registered in Mr Crawford’s name, Fr Rosbotham argued he was entitled to a share of the property. ...

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/pr ... 92051.html
 

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Pope Francis to investigate 'playboy priests' who posed naked online in scandal-hit disocese
A Catholic church representative is to probe the 'black sheep' diocese of Albenga-Imperia for alleged sexual harassment of parishioners and involvement in pornography
By Nick Squires, Rome
8:47PM BST 23 Oct 2014

A scandal-ridden Catholic diocese in Italy where priests posted naked photos of themselves on gay websites, raided church coffers and sexually harassed parishioners is to be investigated by a special envoy to Pope Francis.
The Pope reportedly intends to send an “apostolic administrator” to assess allegations that the diocese of Albenga-Imperia, in the Liguria region of northern Italy, has hosted a string of “playboy priests” moon-lighting as barmen, stealing parish funds and getting tattooed.

Described by one Italian newspaper as “the most gossiped about diocese in Italy”, it has been run for the last 25 years by Bishop Mario Oliveri, 70.
He is expected to be replaced in the near future by an auxiliary bishop, according to Il Secolo XIX, the region’s main newspaper.

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Sex texts cost married vicar his job and home
The Rev Stephen Vincent says his family had been "left on the brink" after he lost his job over an affair with a parishioner
By Edward Malnick
8:00AM GMT 23 Nov 2014

A married Church of England priest has lost his job and is being evicted from his home after having an affair with a parishioner.
The Rev Stephen Vincent, 40, said his family had been left “on the brink” after his removal from office as a result of a relationship with a woman he had been asked to mentor.

He and his wife Erin, 30, with whom he has three young children, have remained together. This weekend she told The Telegraph that she had “been taught to forgive” and believed “everyone deserves a second chance”.

Mr Vincent was introduced to the woman where he ministered at St Giles church in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs, because she had expressed an interest in joining the clergy.
The pair went on to exchange “innumerable” messages over a three-month period. At one point the messages numbered more than 80 per day and were “full of double entendres about underwear” and discussions of sexual acts.

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He and his wife Erin, 30, with whom he has three young children, have remained together. This weekend she told The Telegraph that she had “been taught to forgive” and believed “everyone deserves a second chance”. l
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Monsignor Bernard McGarty who was published an editorial in the La Crosse Tribune as believing:
Life on planet Earth can be tough, hard and cruel. We need some levity for survival. There is the Feast of Booths, Reformation Sunday Thanksgiving Day, St. Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween prior to All Saints Day. Do atheists send or receive valentines? Do they sing songs, tell a joke or buy a drink on Paddy’s Day? At Mardi Gras, do they dance? Are atheist children allowed to trick-or-treat or dress in funny costumes? Do they believe in fun? Do they laugh at themselves as Garrison Keillor does of Lutherans and Norwegians?
Has made the paper again
Wausau television station WSAW reported that Monsignor Bernard McGarty, 89, was receiving a massage when he lifted the coverings off his groin and asked the masseuse to rub his genitals.

The massage therapist refused and left the room, according to WSAW; she told police McGarty then called her a derogatory name.

McGarty was not arrested but issued a $250 ticket.
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I recall a newspaper article from donkey's years ago (early to mid 80s i think) about a priest who had been photographing the cocks of corpses and even cuting them off to keep. I can't recall what paper it was in but i think the priest was in the UK. Anyone else remeber this?
 

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Speeding cleric, Canon Bob Hanna, 68, is to remain on the road in spite of receiving a six-month driving ban only 13 days ago. This follows Canon Hanna yesterday appearing at Ennis District Court, where he successfully obtained terms to appeal his ban to the circuit court from the same judge who banned him.

Earlier this month, at the district court, Judge Patrick Durcan banned Canon Hanna from driving after describing his conduct when stopped by gardaí as ‘despicable’ at Bunratty West on April 17 last.

Judge Durcan told Garda Lisa McDonagh he “did not give a fuck. I’m late”, after being informed he was travelling at 135km/h in a 100km/h zone. Canon Hanna told Garda McDonagh he was on his way to a communion.

Garda McDonagh said that Canon Hanna snapped his driver’s licence from her, got into his car and started repeatedly revving his engine. At this point, Garda McDonagh said that Canon Hanna said: “I’m leaving, chase me if you want.”

Judge Durcan told the court on December 6: “Now I know that this man is a Minister of Religion, I am even more appalled.” ...

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INDIANA ANTI-GAY CHURCH PASTOR ACCUSED OF GRABBING MAN'S GENITALS, SOLICITING ORAL SEX
via Towleroad and, yes, the name is real
He was barking up the wrong tree

Gaylard Williams, the pastor at the Praise Cathedral Church of God in Seymour, Indiana, has been accused of making sexual advances on a man and been charged with battery, reports WLKY.com
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According to court documents, the pastor approached a 27-year-old man at his vehicle parked at a lake, grabbed and squeezed his genitals and requested that he perform oral sex.

Williams allegedly left the scene after the victim acted like he was reaching for a gun. Police later found gay pornography in the pastor’s car.
In another report the Pastor is quoted as saying that he was returning the porn to someone else
 
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