Minnesota priest challenges law after indictment for affair with woman
June 20, 2011
A Catholic priest who faces criminal charges in Minnesota because of a sexual relationship with a woman he was counseling is challenging the constitutionality of the law under which he was indicted.
An attorney for Father Christopher Wenthe argues that the local law, which is rarely enforced, constitutes an unacceptable government infringement on the Church's determination of what constitutes spiritual guidance.
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Jun. 21, 2011 8:49 PM ET USA
That is some spiritual guidance!
Posted by: sistermouse2956 -
Jun. 20, 2011 7:54 PM ET USA
This is so sad!! The priest did wrong in the eyes of God & the church and appearantly the state he lives in has a law against what he did. I feel he should be charged as any other person would be charged and have his case tried in front of a jury.