New York: newly ordained priest suspended for fathering child
January 19, 2012
Auxiliary Bishop Dominick Lagonegro of New York has announced that Father Casmir Mung’aho, a Tanzanian-born archdiocesan priest ordained in 2011, has been suspended for fathering a child who was born during his first year at the New York seminary.
“As an applicant for our seminary and as a candidate for Holy Orders, Father never revealed this to our bishops or seminary authorities, which he certainly should have done,” Bishop Lagonegro said. “The fact that he is the father of a child was not known to us at the time of his ordination nine months ago.” “Please pray for him, as well as for the mother and the child whose lives are so precious.”
- Priest, Newly Installed, Is Removed From Post for Fathering Child While in Seminary (New York Times)
- Statement Regarding Father Casmir (St. Stephen, the First Martyr parish blog)
- Additional Statement From Bishop Lagonegro (St. Stephen, the First Martyr parish blog)