Priest(S) Gone Wild

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    Aug 08, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    Politely protesting another company's practices to a sweet young lady at a drive-thru restaurant? You're fired, pal. There's the door.

    Drive thru town butt nekkid and drunk? Well... it turns out, it depends on your occupation... icon_lol.gif

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120807/METRO/208070421#ixzz22v8ozODG

    The Detroit NewsA Catholic priest who allegedly drove through the city naked and intoxicated was suspended by the Archdiocese of Detroit.

    The Rev. Peter Petroske, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Dearborn, was placed on administrative leave Monday, Archdiocese officials.

    The 57-year-old is charged with misdemeanor counts of operating while intoxicated and disorderly/obscene conduct, according to officials with Dearborn's 19th District Court.

    Petroske was arrested by Dearborn Police late Thursday while driving unaccompanied in his vehicle, the Archdiocese said.

    "The archdiocese takes such matters seriously (COMMENTARY: icon_lol.gif ) and is cooperating fully with law enforcement," the Archdiocese statement said. "This is a difficult time for the parish community, and we ask for prayers for all who are impacted."

    (snip)

    Petroske will be arraigned before Dearborn District Court Judge Richard Wygonik on Aug. 14.

    (snip)

    The Archdiocese was informed of the incident and was in contact with police on Sunday, said spokesman Joe Kohn, who confirmed Petroske was unclothed at the time of his arrest. (COMMENTARY: Very much a Man NOT of the Cloth! icon_lol.gif )

    Archdiocesan officials met with the parish staff Monday to inform them of Father Petroske's leave of absence.

    Kohn said Petroske will not be on the premises of the church and school during the suspension. (COMMENTARY: "Oh Great. Thanks a Lot!")

    Petroske was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and was orphaned at a young age, according to a short autobiography on the Sacred Heart website.

    (snip)

    "After having moved to the Archdiocese, I had taken some graduate courses in clinical counseling and psychology," Petroske wrote. (COMMENTARY: Can you imagine the UNDERgrad course? :lolicon_smile.gif


    It's Priests Gone Wild, Y'all! SHOW YOUR TITS! SHOW YOUR TITS!
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    Aug 08, 2012 11:27 AM GMT
    Or is it Priests Behaving Badly? No matter. Hey, Pastor, I got some beads and some Wild Turkey for ya! icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 16, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
    And this week's Grand Prize Loser is...

    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2012/08/police_woodburn_priest_chased.html

    The "Angel" you don't want to get "touched by"...

    OregonianIt was close to midnight Sunday when Woodburn resident James Curths saw the 12-year-old boy running down the street toward him. Curths said the child, panting and out of breath, begged for help, telling him a man was chasing him.

    Moments later, a man rounded the corner wearing only underwear. He stood a short distance away, trying to wave the boy over as Curths and his sister-in-law prepared to drive the boy to relatives.

    "He was staring at us," said Heather Rodriguez, 28, Curths' sister-in-law, who was also outside. "Then he stood there with his hands on his hips like, 'You're really not going to give him to me?'"

    Rodriguez and Curths, 35, told the man they were calling the police. Only then, they said, did the man jog away.

    The man who chased after the boy that night, Woodburn police say, was the Rev. Angel Armando Perez, the parish priest at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn. Early Monday, the boy gave police a detailed account of the alleged sex abuse he said occurred at Perez's home, leading to Perez's arrest later Monday.

    Court records released Tuesday detail the alleged abuse and the pastor's actions after the incident...

    The Salem boy told authorities that Perez had asked his parents a few days earlier if he could take him on a trip to the mountains. He and his family attended a community church event Sunday night, and the 12-year-old went with Perez that night to the pastor's house, a grayish-green home less than 200 paces from the church's front door.

    The boy told police Perez gave him a beer and they watched a movie. The boy told investigators that an air mattress was set up on the living room floor for him to sleep on. He said he fell asleep on the mattress, the affidavit said.

    Later, the boy said, he was "woken up by a couple of flashes."

    He said that when he opened his eyes, he saw Perez next to the air mattress, with one hand on the boy's genitals and one hand holding a cellphone. The boy discovered his underwear and shorts lowered to his knees, while Perez was dressed in underwear and a T-shirt, the boy told police.

    The boy said he went to pack up his things when Perez went upstairs. "Father Angel called to him saying, 'Come back to bed,'" the police affidavit says.

    Instead, the boy said goodbye and ran off.

    Curths, who was hosting a barbecue when the boy showed up outside his house, said he looked distraught. "He just seemed really terrified, and he was almost in tears," Curths said.

    When the pastor caught up to the boy outside Curths' house, wearing what Curths and his sister-in-law said looked like a burgundy Speedo swimsuit, the boy hid behind Curths.

    "He was scared to death," Curths said. "It was like someone running from a ghost."

    Curths said the boy told him that the man had "touched his privates."

    Curths drove the boy to his sister's house, where the boy told his sister what had happened, the affidavit said.

    According to the affidavit, the boy told her, "Father Angel touched me in my privates."

    He was shaking and appeared scared, the sister told authorities. The boy's sister alerted her mother, and his father drove to pick up the boy.

    Meanwhile, according to the affidavit, Perez had driven to the boy's home in Salem to talk to the boy's mother and brother about 2 a.m. Monday.

    Perez had a strong odor of alcohol and appeared intoxicated, the brother of the alleged victim told police.


    The brother told police that Perez's first statement was, "I am very sorry; I made a mistake."

    Perez continued to ask forgiveness, and added, "I didn't mean to hurt" the child, the boy's brother told police.

    "I am just one who serves in the church, and I have sinned; don't stop believing in the church," Perez reportedly told the victim's brother, according to the affidavit.

    Perez also offered to let the boy's mother and brother check his phone, saying, "You won't find anything," the affidavit said. The relatives asked Perez to leave the house.

    "This is the last time you will see me," Perez said before leaving, the brother told police.

    On Monday, Woodburn detectives interviewed Perez at the Woodburn Police Department.

    Perez told them he drank too much at the community event. He said he and the boy were given a ride back to his Woodburn home. There, Perez said, he drank another beer, and they watched a movie, the affidavit said.

    He told police "at some point he blacked out and doesn't remember what happened," the affidavit said.

    Perez told Woodburn Detective Sgt. Nick Wilson that he remembered going upstairs and brushing his teeth, and when he came downstairs, he recalled a look of "disappointment and anger" on the boy's face, the affidavit said.

    Perez, the affidavit said, admitted he drove intoxicated to the boy's home to apologize and find out what happened. He said he dropped to his knees and begged for forgiveness.


    What is the deal with priests and booze, exactly? Not to mention running around in the streets in bathing suits, at most?
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    Aug 18, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    And the award by the church for Father Speedo? A pink slip, you say? No, not exactly, not even a white one...

    Loan offered to priest accused of chasing boy in underwear

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/08/17/20120817oregon-priest-accused-chasing-boy-underwear.html#ixzz23rNP9Mwp

    APPORTLAND, Ore. -- The Archdiocese of Portland has offered an open-ended loan to the Rev. Angel Armando Perez to cover legal fees as he fights an accusation that he fondled a 12-year-old boy.

    As first reported by the Oregonian, Archbishop John G. Vlazny approved the loan to Perez this week, Archdiocese of Portland spokesman Bud Bunce said Friday. Police said Perez chased a 12-year-old boy down a Woodburn street early Monday while dressed only in his underwear.

    "It's available if he needs it," Bunce said of the loan.

    Bunce said he didn't have details on the loan or how it would work. Parishioners in Woodburn have also begun to raise money for Perez's defense, he said...

    David Clohessy, director of the Survivor Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, said the church will cover the cost of defense for priests "in the overwhelming majority of cases," but it's usually not called a loan.

    "I don't think they've ever called it a loan and, frankly, we think that's pretty disingenuous," Clohessy said. "On a priest's salary, there's virtually no chance that it'll ever be repaid, especially if he's found guilty."

    The Archdiocese of Portland was the first in the nation to declare bankruptcy in 2004, just hours before two civil trials on sex abuse allegations were set to begin. The diocese emerged from bankruptcy in 2007 with a $50 million settlement of more than 175 claims. Another $20 million was set aside to handle future claims.

    The offer to cover Perez's defense costs was likely a strategic move, Clohessy said.

    "We suspect the goal here is to intimidate others who were hurt by Father Perez or other clerics into staying silent or settling quietly," Clohessy said. "The signal he's sending is, 'Don't think this is going to be easy.'"

    Perez has hired prominent Portland attorney Marc Blackman, who has handled a number of high-profile cases.
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    Aug 30, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
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    And now, a MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE FOR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT AT THE CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK.

    http://deadspin.com/5939327/high+rankig-xcatholic-priest-has-some-horrifying-thoughts-about-seductive-teens-and-poor-jerry-sandusky

    Fr. Benedict GroeschelPeople have this picture in their minds of a person planning to - a psychopath. But that's not the case. Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him. A lot of the cases, the youngster - 14, 16, 18 - is the seducer ... It's not so hard to see - a kid looking for a father and didn't have his own - and they won't be planning to get into heavy-duty sex, but almost romantic, embracing, kissing, perhaps sleeping but not having intercourse or anything like that.

    It's an understandable thing ... there are the relatively rare cases where a priest is involved in a homosexual way with a minor. I think the statistic I read recently in a secular psychology review was about 2%. Would that be true of other clergy? Would it be true of doctors, lawyers, coaches?

    Here's this poor guy - [Penn State football coach Jerry] Sandusky - it went on for years. Interesting: Why didn't anyone say anything? Apparently, a number of kids knew about it and didn't break the ice. Well, you know, until recent years, people did not register in their minds that it was a crime. It was a moral failure, scandalous; but they didn't think of it in terms of legal things.


    This has been a MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE FOR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT AT THE CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK.

    Carry On.

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    Sep 02, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    ^^ Should note (hat tip to Box Turtle Bulletin) that the so-called 'spirtual development' leader mentioned above founded the Catholic 'Ex-Gay' ministry called "Courage" in 1980. authored a book on Homosexuality and the Catholic Church in 2007, and is a popular regular on Mother Angelica's EWTN cable channel.

    Full unedited interview originally from the National Catholic Register:

    [Interviewer]: Part of your work here at Trinity has been working with priests involved in abuse, no?

    [Father Groeschel]: A little bit, yes; but you know, in those cases, they have to leave. And some of them profoundly — profoundly — penitential, horrified. People have this picture in their minds of a person planning to — a psychopath. But that’s not the case. Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him. A lot of the cases, the youngster — 14, 16, 18 — is the seducer.

    [Interviewer]: Why would that be?

    [Father Greoschel]: Well, it’s not so hard to see — a kid looking for a father and didn’t have his own — and they won’t be planning to get into heavy-duty sex, but almost romantic, embracing, kissing, perhaps sleeping but not having intercourse or anything like that.

    It’s an understandable thing, and you know where you find it, among other clergy or important people; you look at teachers, attorneys, judges, social workers. Generally, if they get involved, it’s heterosexually, and if it’s a priest, he leaves and gets married — that’s the usual thing — and gets a dispensation. A lot of priests leave quickly, get civilly married and then apply for the dispensation, which takes about three years.

    But there are the relatively rare cases where a priest is involved in a homosexual way with a minor. I think the statistic I read recently in a secular psychology review was about 2%. Would that be true of other clergy? Would it be true of doctors, lawyers, coaches?

    Here’s this poor guy — [Penn State football coach Jerry] Sandusky — it went on for years. Interesting: Why didn’t anyone say anything? Apparently, a number of kids knew about it and didn’t break the ice. Well, you know, until recent years, people did not register in their minds that it was a crime. It was a moral failure, scandalous; but they didn’t think of it in terms of legal things.

    If you go back 10 or 15 years ago with different sexual difficulties — except for rape or violence — it was very rarely brought as a civil crime. Nobody thought of it that way. Sometimes statutory rape would be — but only if the girl pushed her case. Parents wouldn’t touch it. People backed off, for years, on sexual cases. I’m not sure why.

    I think perhaps part of the reason would be an embarrassment, that it brings the case out into the open, and the girl’s name is there, or people will figure out what’s there, or the youngster involved — you know, it’s not put in the paper, but everybody knows; they’re talking about it.

    At this point, (when) any priest, any clergyman, any social worker, any teacher, any responsible person in society would become involved in a single sexual act — not necessarily intercourse — they’re done. And I’m inclined to think, on their first offense, they should not go to jail because their intention was not committing a crime.


    After censoring and retracting his remarks, the National Catholic Register offered an apology, but not without adding this excusplanation from this guy's order of friars:

    via: http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2012/08/31/48240

    About seven years ago Fr. Benedict was struck by a car and was in a coma for over a month. In recent months his health, memory and cognitive ability have been failing. He has been in and out of the hospital. Due to his declining health and inability to care for himself, Fr. Benedict had moved to a location where he could rest and be relieved of his responsibilities. Although these factors do not excuse his comments, they help us understand how such a compassionate man could have said something so wrong, so insensitive, and so out of character.

    So, to the people who thought publishing a book authored by an anti-gay priest fresh out of a coma and airing opinionated commentary about child abuse from a guy with failing cognitive ability was a good idea: what happened to YOUR brains? Were you hit by a high-speed train or something? icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 24, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
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    I REALLY could've done without the visuals! (warning)
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2206008/Probe-launched-Polish-priest-gets-young-children-lick-whipped-cream-knee-creepy-school-initiation.html

    Probe launched into Polish priest who gets young children to lick whipped cream off his knee in creepy school initiation

    Priest is also principal Salesians High School in Lubin, southern Poland

    Defended his actions by saying such ceremonies for first year pupils have been an annual event for many years

    Polish government's spokesman on child affairs: 'This is very disturbing'

    Parents of some pupils have come out in support of the priest


    Daily Mail (UK)A police investigation has been launched after a series of disturbing photos emerged showing schoolchildren licking whipped cream from the knee of a Polish priest.

    The images - which are apparently part of an 'initiation ceremony' at Salesians High School in Lubin, southern Poland - show both male and female 13-year old pupils taking part in the bizarre practice.

    Father Marcin Kozyra, who is also the school's principal, has defended his actions by saying such ceremonies for first year pupils have been an annual event for many years.

    In the photos the Catholic priest is shown sitting on a battered armchair, wearing shorts and with some form of stick across his knees.

    The pupils are shown kneeling around Father Kozyra as they watch each other lick cream from his bare knee.

    Other photos show the students crawling up the stairs in a single file on their hands and knees.

    'This is very disturbing,' said Marek Michalak, the Polish government's spokesman on child affairs, reported The Telegraph.

    'Surely the boundaries of decency and acceptable forms of bodily contact have been exceeded. I've ordered an enquiry and demanded an explanation from all relevant authorities.'

    While some people have expressed shock over the pictures, which were posted on the school’s website, the parents of some pupils have come out in support of the priest.

    In a letter of defence they claimed that the whipped cream was actually shaving foam and nobody was forced to eat it.

    The images have now been removed from the school's website.

    Local prosecutors launched an investigation after the photos were picked up by the national media.

    They have said they will not press charges against Father Kozyra, but condemned his behaviour as 'tasteless'.


    The priest would probably argue it's not tasteless, technically, assuming whipped cream/shaving cream has any taste at all.

    What kind of Biblical relevance does this ritual they've concocted have, assuming there is one at all? What, "kissing the ring" isn't convincing enough anymore?
  • Laurence

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    Sep 25, 2012 12:07 PM GMT
    Unfortunately some religions have no shame.

    Why anyone would want to be a Christian is beyond me?

    Aren't Christians embarassed by the behaviour of their 'spiritual leaders'?


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    Sep 25, 2012 12:21 PM GMT
    Laurence saidUnfortunately some religions have no shame.

    Why anyone would want to be a Christian is beyond me?

    Aren't Christians embarassed by the behaviour of their 'spiritual leaders'?


    Loz


    The ones that aare shun the church and call themselves Agnostic, Atheist or Lapsed (or RC (Recovering Catholic).

    The offenses of the Catholic Church in Canada are too widespread sand the coverup were deliberate and enabled the molestors to continue without fear. When thery were caught, and ordered to pay, they jammed their clutching hands into the pockets of parishioners (victims) AGAIN to pay for ther own misdeeds against them.
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    Nov 12, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    Thinking of cutting someone off for that sweet parking space at the Archdiocesce? Well, not so fast!

    This month's winner of Priests Gone Wild says, "Friends, Countrymen, LEND ME YOUR EARS!"

    http://www.complex.com/city-guide/2012/11/australian-priest-bites-off-fellow-priests-ear-during-fight-over-parking-spot

    Julian Kimble (Complex.com)An 80-year-old priest went Mike Tyson on another priest in Australia during a fight over a parking space. What would God say? Father Thomas Henry Byrne allegedly started the fight with 81-year-old Father Thomas Joseph Cameron Smith because Smith refused to give up his parking spot. Byrne punched him in the face, leading to a tussle, which ended when Byrne told Smith to pick something up off of the ground.

    That something happened to be Smith's ear. He wrapped it in a towel and drove to a local hospital, where he was taken to surgery. Father Byrne was arrested for grievous bodily harm, and was ordered to stay 30 feet away for Smith.


    30 feet... Hmm. I guess that's outside of biting distance? Ya gotta give it to the chomping chump, though... them's some strong dentures!
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    Jan 04, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
    Hey, this was BOUND to happen! icon_razz.gif

    http://illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-10900-tied-up-at-the-moment.html

    Illinois TimesThe pastor of St. Aloysius church on Springfield’s north end has been granted a leave of absence after he called 911 from the rectory and told a dispatcher that he needed help getting out of handcuffs.

    “I’m going to need help getting out before this becomes a medical emergency,” Father Tom Donovan told a dispatcher who sounds a bit incredulous during the Nov. 28 call.

    “You’re stuck in a pair of handcuffs?” the dispatcher asks.

    “(I was) playing with them and I need help getting out,” Donovan responds.

    Donovan told the dispatcher that he was alone in the rectory. It’s not clear exactly how he ended up in handcuffs or why he feared a medical emergency. His voice sounds garbled or muffled on the tape, and sources say that police discovered some sort of gag on the priest when they arrived.

    The diocese has been tight-lipped (SIDE COMMENT: :lolicon_smile.gif about the matter, saying only that Bishop Thomas Paprocki granted Donovan’s request for a leave of absence at some point before Christmas. The diocese knows about the incident, given that Brad Huff, an attorney for the diocese, has been given a copy of the 911 tape by the Sangamon County Emergency Telephone System Department. Kathie Sass, spokeswoman for the Diocese of Springfield, said that the diocese also has a copy of a police report on the matter.

    Sass would not disclose Donovan’s whereabouts or say whether he is staying at a church-affiliated location.

    “I wouldn’t be able to tell you where Father Donovan is,” Sass said. “There’s a matter of privacy there.”

    Sass said that Donovan approached Paprocki after the incident and asked for help.

    “He came to the bishop before anyone was aware of the incident,” Sass said. “He came to the bishop and asked for help and was granted leave.”

    Paprocki reviewed the police report after speaking with Donovan, and the police account jibed with what the priest told the bishop, Sass said.


    When pressed for comment on the matter, Fr. Donovan responded, "mmmmmmrphhhh!" icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 04, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    ^And, if you wonder what this story has to do with LGBT communities, courtesy of JMG, here's what that same Bishop Pop Rocks (the one that granted Father BDSM "leave") issued to be read aloud at all parishes in his jurisdiction THIS SUNDAY.

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/01/illinois-bishop-who-put-handcuffs.html

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    Jan 18, 2013 5:38 PM GMT
    And this week's winner is...

    "Sex on the job? That's it, pal. You're SUSPENDED! And take your garter belt and dildos with you!" icon_lol.gif

    http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Sources-Cross-dressing-meth-priest-liked-sex-in-4203841.php

    Daniel Tepfer (Connecticut Post)The Catholic priest busted for allegedly dealing crystal meth was suspended after church officials discovered he was a cross-dresser who was having sex in the rectory at Bridgeport's St. Augustine Cathedral.

    Monsignor Kevin Wallin was relieved of his duties in May, but the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport had continued to pay him a stipend until his Jan. 3 arrest -- a day he was planning to fly to London on vacation.

    Now dubbed "Msgr. Meth" by some, Wallin seemed to live a life that easily could have been ripped from the script of "Breaking Bad," the popular AMC series about a high school chemistry teacher turned crystal methamphetamine producer. At one point, Wallin was selling upwards of $9,000 of meth a week, according to his indictment.

    In his post-priesthood, Wallin, 61, bought an adult specialty and video store in North Haven called Land of Oz that sells sex toys and X-rated DVDs. Investigators believe the shop helped him launder thousands of dollars in weekly profits.

    Wallin's arrest sent shock waves through the Bridgeport and Danbury communities where he was known as a charismatic speaker who was involved in many charitable activities, and who enjoyed Broadway musicals and show tunes. He often attended musicals with his mentor, former N.Y. Cardinal Edward Egan and parishioners.

    "There is an evil invading our world and it has come to our church," said Maria Spencer-Fonseca, a long-time parishioner at St. Augustine as she stood outside the cathedral Thursday. "This was a work of evil -- and I am praying for the monsignor." (snip)

    Wallin, who is represented by a federal public defender, is charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. He has been detained without bond pending an arraignment next week.

    Diocese officials stressed that they had no information that Wallin was selling drugs when he was pastor of St. Augustine's Cathedral or when he previously served as pastor of St. Peter Parish.

    Ordained in 1984, he served in Bridgeport from that year until 1996, when he went to Danbury. He returned to Bridgeport in 2002 and remained until his resignation in 2011.

    "We had no indication he had a drug problem and never had complaints regarding him and drugs," said Diocese Spokesman Brian Wallace.
    Instead, Wallace said they became concerned in the spring of 2011 when they began receiving complaints from parishioners regarding Wallin's appearance and erratic behavior.

    "We approached him and he admitted he was struggling a bit and shortly after that he resigned (July 2011) and the bishop granted him a sabbatical,"
    Wallace said.

    Wallin did go for a health assessment but then didn't go for follow-up examinations and subsequently dropped out of sight. As a result, Wallace said Wallin was suspended.

    But sources knowledgeable with the case said the situation went deeper than diocese officials will publicly admit.

    While pastor of St. Augustine's, sources said he often disappeared for days at a time; and rectory personnel became concerned and notified diocese officials when Wallin, sometimes dressed as a woman, would entertain odd-looking men, some who were also dressed in women's clothing and engaging in sex acts.

    In addition, diocese officials found bizarre sex toys in Wallin's residence, the sources said.

    Diocese officials consulted lawyers about the situation and were assured none of Wallin's behavior appeared illegal.

    After he left the church, federal authorities say, Wallin rented two apartments on Golden Hill Street in Waterbury, one for himself and the other for his alleged partner in the drug business, Kenneth "Lyme" Devries, who was also arrested in the case along with Chad McCluskey and his girlfriend, Kristen Laschober, both of California.

    Federal authorities said in July 2012 they received information from an informant that Wallin was selling methamphetamine in the Waterbury area.
    They said the informant had met Wallin at a party in early 2012 and struck up an agreement for Wallin to sell the informant six ounces of the drug a week for a total of $9,000.

    The arrangement last about six weeks, delayed only when Wallin had to go into rehabilitation for his own addiction to meth. During that time Wallin gave the informant the number of his California source so that the informant would still get the drug, the indictment affidavit states.

    Beginning in late September 2012, an undercover officer with the Statewide Narcotics Task Force began buying meth from Wallin. During one of their meetings in Wallin's Waterbury apartment -- where he was later arrested -- the affidavit states the undercover officer saw a gallon-size plastic bag filled with crystal meth.

    The telephone transactions between Wallin and the officer were recorded.
    Despite the huge amounts of cash rolling in, Wallin would often get into disputes about money and disagreements with his partners over the weight of the drugs.

    Wallin also kept three cell phones, rented two Waterbury apartments and delivered meth in magazines, the affidavit shows. The crystal meth came in shipments from McCluskey and his girlfriend, Laschober, who live in California. Both also have been indicted.

    Wallin also was fluent in drug lingo, and in text messages he would often use street phrases such as "5 Grover Clevelands," for $500 worth of meth or "eight balls," for an eighth of an ounce, the indictment states.



    Never knew I would learn my street lingo from a Monsignor! icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:11 PM GMT
    Thanks for bringing this over from Joe.My.God! You can't make this stuff up, you know! LOLOL
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:20 PM GMT
    Menergy_1 saidThanks for bringing this over from Joe.My.God! You can't make this stuff up, you know! LOLOL


    I sorely miss his "This Week in Holy Crimes" series. Sure hope he brings it back sometime!
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    Mar 07, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    Here's our loser-winner for March:

    A deacon turned in to the cops by the PHONE COMPANY? I've heard of "Reach Out and Touch Someone," but dayumm, Deac! icon_exclaim.gif



    Archdiocesce of BaltimoreDear Parishioners, Earlier today, the Archdiocese of Baltimore learned that Deacon William Albaugh, 66, was arrested this morning on a charge of possession of child pornography by the Baltimore County Police Department.

    Albaugh, a permanent deacon assigned to St. Joseph Church in Fullerton, was ordained in 1996 and has spent his entire ministry at St. Joseph.

    The Archdiocese immediately suspended Mr. Albaugh’s diaconal faculties prohibiting him from all public ministry.

    The Archdiocese is working with St. Joseph Parish to inform the parish community. Neither the parish nor the Archdiocese has received any prior allegations against Mr. Albaugh, who successfully fulfilled all of the child & youth protection requirements of the Archdiocese, including a criminal history screening.
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    dayumm saidAnd this week's Grand Prize Loser is...

    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2012/08/police_woodburn_priest_chased.html

    The "Angel" you don't want to get "touched by"...

    OregonianIt was close to midnight Sunday when Woodburn resident James Curths saw the 12-year-old boy running down the street toward him. Curths said the child, panting and out of breath, begged for help, telling him a man was chasing him.

    Moments later, a man rounded the corner wearing only underwear. He stood a short distance away, trying to wave the boy over as Curths and his sister-in-law prepared to drive the boy to relatives.

    "He was staring at us," said Heather Rodriguez, 28, Curths' sister-in-law, who was also outside. "Then he stood there with his hands on his hips like, 'You're really not going to give him to me?'"

    Rodriguez and Curths, 35, told the man they were calling the police. Only then, they said, did the man jog away.

    The man who chased after the boy that night, Woodburn police say, was the Rev. Angel Armando Perez, the parish priest at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn. Early Monday, the boy gave police a detailed account of the alleged sex abuse he said occurred at Perez's home, leading to Perez's arrest later Monday.

    Court records released Tuesday detail the alleged abuse and the pastor's actions after the incident...

    The Salem boy told authorities that Perez had asked his parents a few days earlier if he could take him on a trip to the mountains. He and his family attended a community church event Sunday night, and the 12-year-old went with Perez that night to the pastor's house, a grayish-green home less than 200 paces from the church's front door.

    The boy told police Perez gave him a beer and they watched a movie. The boy told investigators that an air mattress was set up on the living room floor for him to sleep on. He said he fell asleep on the mattress, the affidavit said.

    Later, the boy said, he was "woken up by a couple of flashes."

    He said that when he opened his eyes, he saw Perez next to the air mattress, with one hand on the boy's genitals and one hand holding a cellphone. The boy discovered his underwear and shorts lowered to his knees, while Perez was dressed in underwear and a T-shirt, the boy told police.

    The boy said he went to pack up his things when Perez went upstairs. "Father Angel called to him saying, 'Come back to bed,'" the police affidavit says.

    Instead, the boy said goodbye and ran off.

    Curths, who was hosting a barbecue when the boy showed up outside his house, said he looked distraught. "He just seemed really terrified, and he was almost in tears," Curths said.

    When the pastor caught up to the boy outside Curths' house, wearing what Curths and his sister-in-law said looked like a burgundy Speedo swimsuit, the boy hid behind Curths.

    "He was scared to death," Curths said. "It was like someone running from a ghost."

    Curths said the boy told him that the man had "touched his privates."

    Curths drove the boy to his sister's house, where the boy told his sister what had happened, the affidavit said.

    According to the affidavit, the boy told her, "Father Angel touched me in my privates."

    He was shaking and appeared scared, the sister told authorities. The boy's sister alerted her mother, and his father drove to pick up the boy.

    Meanwhile, according to the affidavit, Perez had driven to the boy's home in Salem to talk to the boy's mother and brother about 2 a.m. Monday.

    Perez had a strong odor of alcohol and appeared intoxicated, the brother of the alleged victim told police.


    The brother told police that Perez's first statement was, "I am very sorry; I made a mistake."

    Perez continued to ask forgiveness, and added, "I didn't mean to hurt" the child, the boy's brother told police.

    "I am just one who serves in the church, and I have sinned; don't stop believing in the church," Perez reportedly told the victim's brother, according to the affidavit.

    Perez also offered to let the boy's mother and brother check his phone, saying, "You won't find anything," the affidavit said. The relatives asked Perez to leave the house.

    "This is the last time you will see me," Perez said before leaving, the brother told police.

    On Monday, Woodburn detectives interviewed Perez at the Woodburn Police Department.

    Perez told them he drank too much at the community event. He said he and the boy were given a ride back to his Woodburn home. There, Perez said, he drank another beer, and they watched a movie, the affidavit said.

    He told police "at some point he blacked out and doesn't remember what happened," the affidavit said.

    Perez told Woodburn Detective Sgt. Nick Wilson that he remembered going upstairs and brushing his teeth, and when he came downstairs, he recalled a look of "disappointment and anger" on the boy's face, the affidavit said.

    Perez, the affidavit said, admitted he drove intoxicated to the boy's home to apologize and find out what happened. He said he dropped to his knees and begged for forgiveness.


    What is the deal with priests and booze, exactly? Not to mention running around in the streets in bathing suits, at most?


    JAIL TIME!

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/04/oregon-catholic-priest-sentenced-to-six.html

    via JMGThe Rev. Angel Armando Perez, 47, pleaded guilty in Marion County Circuit Court to charges of first-degree sexual abuse, driving intoxicated and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Accusations of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct and tampering with evidence were dismissed. He will serve six years and three months in prison for the sexual abuse charge, the mandatory minimum for that Measure 11 crime. He will serve the penalty for the other charges concurrently. Marion County Circuit Judge Courtland Geyer also ordered Perez to register as a sex offender.
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    Apr 02, 2013 7:57 PM GMT
    dayumm saidAnd this week's winner is...

    "Sex on the job? That's it, pal. You're SUSPENDED! And take your garter belt and dildos with you!" icon_lol.gif

    http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Sources-Cross-dressing-meth-priest-liked-sex-in-4203841.php

    Daniel Tepfer (Connecticut Post)The Catholic priest busted for allegedly dealing crystal meth was suspended after church officials discovered he was a cross-dresser who was having sex in the rectory at Bridgeport's St. Augustine Cathedral.

    Monsignor Kevin Wallin was relieved of his duties in May, but the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport had continued to pay him a stipend until his Jan. 3 arrest -- a day he was planning to fly to London on vacation.

    Now dubbed "Msgr. Meth" by some, Wallin seemed to live a life that easily could have been ripped from the script of "Breaking Bad," the popular AMC series about a high school chemistry teacher turned crystal methamphetamine producer. At one point, Wallin was selling upwards of $9,000 of meth a week, according to his indictment.

    In his post-priesthood, Wallin, 61, bought an adult specialty and video store in North Haven called Land of Oz that sells sex toys and X-rated DVDs. Investigators believe the shop helped him launder thousands of dollars in weekly profits.

    Wallin's arrest sent shock waves through the Bridgeport and Danbury communities where he was known as a charismatic speaker who was involved in many charitable activities, and who enjoyed Broadway musicals and show tunes. He often attended musicals with his mentor, former N.Y. Cardinal Edward Egan and parishioners.

    "There is an evil invading our world and it has come to our church," said Maria Spencer-Fonseca, a long-time parishioner at St. Augustine as she stood outside the cathedral Thursday. "This was a work of evil -- and I am praying for the monsignor." (snip)

    Wallin, who is represented by a federal public defender, is charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. He has been detained without bond pending an arraignment next week.

    Diocese officials stressed that they had no information that Wallin was selling drugs when he was pastor of St. Augustine's Cathedral or when he previously served as pastor of St. Peter Parish.

    Ordained in 1984, he served in Bridgeport from that year until 1996, when he went to Danbury. He returned to Bridgeport in 2002 and remained until his resignation in 2011.

    "We had no indication he had a drug problem and never had complaints regarding him and drugs," said Diocese Spokesman Brian Wallace.
    Instead, Wallace said they became concerned in the spring of 2011 when they began receiving complaints from parishioners regarding Wallin's appearance and erratic behavior.

    "We approached him and he admitted he was struggling a bit and shortly after that he resigned (July 2011) and the bishop granted him a sabbatical,"
    Wallace said.

    Wallin did go for a health assessment but then didn't go for follow-up examinations and subsequently dropped out of sight. As a result, Wallace said Wallin was suspended.

    But sources knowledgeable with the case said the situation went deeper than diocese officials will publicly admit.

    While pastor of St. Augustine's, sources said he often disappeared for days at a time; and rectory personnel became concerned and notified diocese officials when Wallin, sometimes dressed as a woman, would entertain odd-looking men, some who were also dressed in women's clothing and engaging in sex acts.

    In addition, diocese officials found bizarre sex toys in Wallin's residence, the sources said.

    Diocese officials consulted lawyers about the situation and were assured none of Wallin's behavior appeared illegal.

    After he left the church, federal authorities say, Wallin rented two apartments on Golden Hill Street in Waterbury, one for himself and the other for his alleged partner in the drug business, Kenneth "Lyme" Devries, who was also arrested in the case along with Chad McCluskey and his girlfriend, Kristen Laschober, both of California.

    Federal authorities said in July 2012 they received information from an informant that Wallin was selling methamphetamine in the Waterbury area.
    They said the informant had met Wallin at a party in early 2012 and struck up an agreement for Wallin to sell the informant six ounces of the drug a week for a total of $9,000.

    The arrangement last about six weeks, delayed only when Wallin had to go into rehabilitation for his own addiction to meth. During that time Wallin gave the informant the number of his California source so that the informant would still get the drug, the indictment affidavit states.

    Beginning in late September 2012, an undercover officer with the Statewide Narcotics Task Force began buying meth from Wallin. During one of their meetings in Wallin's Waterbury apartment -- where he was later arrested -- the affidavit states the undercover officer saw a gallon-size plastic bag filled with crystal meth.

    The telephone transactions between Wallin and the officer were recorded.
    Despite the huge amounts of cash rolling in, Wallin would often get into disputes about money and disagreements with his partners over the weight of the drugs.

    Wallin also kept three cell phones, rented two Waterbury apartments and delivered meth in magazines, the affidavit shows. The crystal meth came in shipments from McCluskey and his girlfriend, Laschober, who live in California. Both also have been indicted.

    Wallin also was fluent in drug lingo, and in text messages he would often use street phrases such as "5 Grover Clevelands," for $500 worth of meth or "eight balls," for an eighth of an ounce, the indictment states.



    Never knew I would learn my street lingo from a Monsignor! icon_lol.gif


    JAIL TIME! Part Deux.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57577529-504083/kevin-wallin-suspended-conn-priest-admits-to-meth-charge/

    CBS News(AP) HARTFORD, Conn. - Suspended Roman Catholic priest Kevin Wallin pleaded guilty Tuesday to allegations that he made more than $300,000 in methamphetamine sales out of his Connecticut apartment, while also running an adult video and sex toy shop.

    Wallin, 61, admitted to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was scheduled to be sentenced on June 25. The prosecution and defense agreed on a sentence of 11 to 14 years in prison.
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    After Perez, you'd think at least the Archdiocese of Portland priests would have gotten a wake-up call...

    http://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2014/04/scappose_priest_accused_of_att.html

    Scappoose priest accused of attempting to lure 14-year-old girl into his car on Vancouver street

    Welp! Sounds like it's time for another loan! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 24, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
    This month's "winner!"

    ILLINOIS: Leviticus-Quoting Catholic Priest Busted For Indecent Exposure

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2014/05/illinois-leviticus-quoting-catholic.html

    Joe.My.God.A Catholic priest who strongly opposes same-sex marriage has been arrested for exposing himself at an Illinois gas station.

    Before the news of his arrest broke in the press, Brodeski had been placed on leave.


    From his regular column in his diocese's newspaper:

    This JagoffGenesis 2:24 - In this passage we see the plan and design of God for marriage. I believe this is the most important Scripture to consider when trying to understand the problem with homosexual marriage. By looking at the natural design and intention of God in creating male and female we discover that marriage is made for the joining of two people of the opposite sex. I think that sometimes this fact is so obvious that it is often overlooked. Leviticus 18 deals with laws relating to sexual behavior. Verse 22 says, "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; such a thing is an abomination." This passage is not so much about homosexual marriage as it is about homosexual sex. The passage could not be more clear.


    No "clear passages" about displaying your junk at a gas station, so I guess dude thought he was all in the clear! icon_lol.gif

    Advocate (July 2003)When the choir rose to sing at Holy Family Catholic Parish in Rockford, Ill., it was not part of the program. It was a protest. The firing of a gay music director has split the congregation at Holy Family, the largest Roman Catholic church in this industrial city of 150,000. After the choir's unscheduled performance Sunday, some parishioners wept, while others applauded. Just as many applauded after the Reverend Aaron Brodeski completed a homily on staying true to church teachings, including those that reject premarital sex and homosexuality. A few walked out during the sermon.


    Gay choir director? You're fired, pal. Straight guy tossing your sausage around the gas station like a Slim Jim? You're... on leave! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 25, 2014 12:43 AM GMT
    And organized religion wonders why people dismiss them. Circling the wagons around evil, kinda like democrats, Hollywood, and the news media.