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Boston priest on leave after arrest for soliciting prostitute

Catholic World News - August 06, 2013

A prominent priest of the Boston archdiocese has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested on charges of soliciting a prostitute.

Msgr. Arthur Coyle was arrested on August 4 after he had picked up a woman in a neighborhood known for prostitution. Police reported that they had seen the priest cruising in the same area often in the past.

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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Aug. 07, 2013 8:07 AM ET USA

    If you notice the timeline, Fr Coyle was first stopped by the Lowell PD in November 2012, and then bestowed the Prelate of Honor title by Cardinal O'Malley and Pope Benedict XVI in December. Why was no red flag raised or thrown?

  • Posted by: garedawg - Aug. 06, 2013 7:21 PM ET USA

    It shows how low my expectations were when I breathed a sigh of relief that the prostitute was a woman.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Aug. 06, 2013 5:31 PM ET USA

    Nothing can be concealed. When you do something over and over again you are asking to be caught. Lord have mercy on us.

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