Bishop Lahey's travels, evasive answers prompted airport search
Catholic World News - October 09, 2009
Airport security officials in Ottawa searched the laptop computer of Bishop Lahey after the bishop was nervous and evasive in response to questions, a warrant shows. The bishop also came under scrutiny because he had traveled to Asian countries that are notorious for child pornography, authorities disclosed.
When a preliminary search of Bishop Lahey's computer discovered pornographic images, the bishop admitted an attraction to young adult males. But a more thorough search turned up images of young boys. The bishop now faces child-pornography charges. While awaiting trial, Bishop Lahey will live in Ottawa. Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa-- who worked closely with Bishop Lahey in Nova Scotia during his previous posting as Archbishop of Halifax-- said that he had given the disgraced bishop permission to stay in local priests' residence because "he was facing very few-- practically no-- options."
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($643 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!