Monday, July 12, 2004

Priests 'In Orgy' at Seminary

There is an issue here that transcends the United States and is crying to the Heavens to be addressed. Father Andrew Apostoli once told me that Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said,"If the authorities don't clean up the mess in the Church, the Holy Spirit will take the broom and do the job."

From Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Priests 'In Orgy' at Seminary:

"Roman Catholic leaders in Austria called an emergency meeting today after officials discovered a vast cache of photos and videos allegedly depicting young priests having sex at a seminary.

About 40,000 photographs and an undisclosed number of films, including child pornography, were downloaded on computers at the seminary in St Poelten, about 50 miles west of Vienna, the respected news magazine Profil reported.

Officials with the local diocese declined to comment but were meeting privately on the scandal, Austrian state television reported.

It said the seminary's director, the Rev Ulrich Kuechl, and his deputy, Wolfgang Rothe, had resigned.

The Austrian Bishops Conference issued a statement today pledging a full and swift investigation."