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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 09, 2008

I don't get it. Father prances up the aisle surrounded by song, incense, and banners; spins, dips, counter-spins, pirouettes into the sanctuary; holds the Book of the Gospels aloft in a rapture of exultation.

And then in his homily explains that the events recounted never really happened.

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  • Posted by: unum - Oct. 07, 2009 6:30 AM ET USA

    I would add a fifth possibility. 5. That a member of his Diocese or Diocesan staff recently tipped police because they had the good of the Church in mind. It isn't always up to "Church officials", thank God.

  • Posted by: gaile.pohlhaus2215 - Oct. 07, 2009 6:02 AM ET USA

    The first thing that lept to my mind was that the embattled bishop had committed suicide. I pray that is not the case. And I pray for the diocese of Antigonish and the whole Church.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 06, 2009 11:41 PM ET USA

    According to the President of the CCCB we shouldn't be listening to you bloggers when you rant about such things.

  • Posted by: jeremiahjj - Oct. 06, 2009 7:03 PM ET USA

    The bishop's travel "preferences" to Thailand and Cambodia didn't attract church attention because church officials don't always think about what people might do once they arrive where they are going. Cops do think in those terms, which is why the bishop got nabbed. The other question -- when will the anti-Catholic news coverage stop? -- is easily answered: it will stop when our clergy quit doing those kinds of things. When will the clergy quit doing it? When the church no longer tolerates it.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 06, 2009 5:33 PM ET USA

    Dear Diogenes, Please record my vote for #4 above as the only likely possibility. Which suggests to me that Bishop Lahey was, much like was Edward Kennedy, not properly supported by his Church. I pray for the millions of Catholic laity who are receiving the same quality of "support".