He allegedly spent the money on lavish hotels, dining, and expensive clothing. But he also is reported to have provided three men with funds, too -- one he met at a park, one he met at a male strip club, and another he met through a male escort service.If you guessed gay sex, you'd be correct. I don't think I've ever been less sympathetic to either side of a dispute before.
The video is even funnier. Apparently, not only was he taking money from parishioners, but he also leased out the steeple of his church to a wireless company to put in a cell phone tower, and pocketing the money.
I suppose that's one way to make a church useful.
And the priest from the archdiocese at 1:13 is absolutely right. The church believes in reconciliation and forgiveness, like when a priest rapes children. Unless, of course, you fuck with the church's money. Then you're going to jail, asshole (especially if you're a fag).
You know, the pope is right. We here in America DO need to rediscover our Catholic roots.