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Ireland: indecent images shown to parents during First Communion presentation

Catholic World News - April 03, 2012

Parents in Pomeroy, a town of 600 in Northern Ireland, are demanding the suspension of Father Martin McVeigh after the priest showed them graphic images of homosexual pornography during a class devoted to preparing their children for First Communion.

Denying he has anything to do with the images, Father McVeigh said that other Church officials had access to the memory stick on which his PowerPoint presentation was located. Cardinal Sean Brady of Armagh stated that the priest is cooperating with the investigation of the incident.

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  • Posted by: Wolf of Gubbio - Apr. 03, 2012 6:50 PM ET USA

    Everyone ought to protect themselves from malicious allegations by protecting their computer and all related accessories. This is a loophole all priests (and the rest of us too) need to address. Passwords for everything, including memory sticks.

  • Posted by: cloudchaser64 - Apr. 03, 2012 6:44 PM ET USA

    In this country, this WOULD be considered child abuse.

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