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Old 08-29-2019, 04:31 AM
 
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A Catholic priest in Pennsylvania has been accused of stealing almost $100,000 from his church and spending the money on Grindr, boyfriends, and a beach house.

Monsignor Joseph McLoone, former priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Downingtown, Pa., was arrested following a yearlong police investigation.

McLoone, 56, is accused of opening a secret checking account in 2011, which he used to steal $98,405.50 in donations from parishioners and other church funds over the next seven years, Philadelphia Magazine reports.

He allegedly used the funds to pay for “personal relationships” with other men, sent thousands of dollars to people he met using gay dating app Grindr, and also spent money on dinner, travel, and a beach home in Ocean City, New Jersey.https://www.metroweekly.com/2019/08/...nd-boyfriends/

That is insane, taking advantage of the parishioners' generosity in order to sustain a double life.
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:30 AM
 
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A Catholic priest in Pennsylvania has been accused of stealing almost $100,000 from his church and spending the money on Grindr, boyfriends, and a beach house.

Monsignor Joseph McLoone, former priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Downingtown, Pa., was arrested following a yearlong police investigation.

McLoone, 56, is accused of opening a secret checking account in 2011, which he used to steal $98,405.50 in donations from parishioners and other church funds over the next seven years, Philadelphia Magazine reports.

He allegedly used the funds to pay for “personal relationships” with other men, sent thousands of dollars to people he met using gay dating app Grindr, and also spent money on dinner, travel, and a beach home in Ocean City, New Jersey.https://www.metroweekly.com/2019/08/...nd-boyfriends/

That is insane, taking advantage of the parishioners' generosity in order to sustain a double life.

Which is more "insane," taking advantage of the gullibility of others, or considering abject gullibility (faith) to be a virtue?
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Smart guy...well, not that he got caught...very dumb.
He's like a TV Evangelist...smart..."Use people and their generosity so I can have FUN!"
Great secular philosophy!!
A great scam ...until you get caught...maybe they get greedy, I dunno,
and won't pay a GREAT CPA...(accountant).
Obviously, billionaire political people have them, they even have lawyers that will lie for them!

The people that gave are fine...because God sees the heart...they had no idea he wasn't using it for charities.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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We can put most of our attention on the foolish, including those who prey on others and screw up, or we can turn the other direction and focus on what's healthy and moves one forward. Those who do the former rarely progress or having anything to offer to society. Garbage in, garbage out.

Choose this day how you will live, and where your mind (and soul and focus) should be at.
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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We can put most of our attention on the foolish, including those who prey on others and screw up, or we can turn the other direction and focus on what's healthy and moves one forward. Those who do the former rarely progress or having anything to offer to society. Garbage in, garbage out.

Choose this day how you will live, and where your mind (and soul and focus) should be at.
So the 0riest should not be charged or fired? When you see a wrong being committed, look away and stay silent?

I think that those who saw wrongs and reacted against that have done lots to progress society. Think of Rosa Psrks, MLK, the Watergate investigators, the Nunenber trials. The list goes on. Staying silent on the child abuse within the Catholic Church only helped the abusers and allowed more children to have their young lives destroyed.

The people who exposed this jerk did more good for society than any who covered up for his misdeeds.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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Hooray! Another sociopath has been distracted away from making people's skin into hats through entertainments bought with other people's money.

We need stuff like this. It's just like bribing the Huns to go away with gold.

They don't need to make anyone's skin into a hat if they can get enough hookers/grinder boyfriends/etc. to keep amused.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:53 PM
 
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What’s more ironic? A Gay priest or priest Gay?
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I'm sure the priest will be thrown in the Lake Of Fire where he'll meet one of our posters who always seems to be hanging around there.
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Old Yesterday, 12:25 AM
 
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I'm sure the priest will be thrown in the Lake Of Fire where he'll meet one of our posters who always seems to be hanging around there.
You mean there will be a dating scene in the lake of fire too?
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Old Yesterday, 07:16 AM
 
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I'm sure the priest will be thrown in the Lake Of Fire where he'll meet one of our posters who always seems to be hanging around there.
You don't have to be condemned to hell. Jesus will forgive you if you trust in him.
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