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Recently removed Florida priest fathered child

Catholic World News - August 06, 2010

A popular Polish priest whose removal from parish duties led to controversy in his southwest Florida parish is the father of a child.

Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice (Florida) announced Father Stan Strycharz’s removal for unspecified reasons during a July 25 Sunday Mass. “Then people were yelling at the people who were yelling at the bishop,” recounted diocesan spokesman Bob Reddy, who said 20 people were shouting.

In a letter sent to parishioners, the co-chairs of the parish’s building campaign claim that Bishop Dewane has known about Father Strycharz’s child for two years.

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  • Posted by: New Sister - Aug. 06, 2010 2:37 PM ET USA

    Do I dare say this? the lavender mafia has so wounded Christ's Church that I now feel a bit of relief hearing – for a change – of a priest’s transgression that is at least somewhat “normal” (i.e., with a woman, monogamous)

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