Action Alert!

Hit me again

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jun 21, 2005

Is there a psychologist out there who can explain this one to me?

If the police have the story right, the pastor stole $2 million from his parishioners, and used the money to live large. He bought a BMW for his young (ahem) handyman, who (ahem) lived in the rectory. And then...

[The county prosecutor] also said that a group of Holy Cross parishioners offered to repay the church the $2,034,428 that Hughes is charged with stealing, much of it plundered from fund-raisers, golf outings and charity auctions. In return, the parishioners asked that the prosecutor not seek a prison term for Hughes if he was eventually found guilty, or pleaded guilty, to the charges, Kaye said.

Why? I'm stumped.

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

There are no comments yet for this item.