Ireland: indecent images shown to parents during First Communion presentation
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.
- Parents shocked as priest shows pornographic image (Belfast Telegraph)
- Irish Catholic Church probes porn slideshow (AP)
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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.
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Apr. 03, 2012 6:44 PM ET USA
In this country, this WOULD be considered child abuse.