MA - Catholic Priest steals money for porn addiction

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  1. believe09

    believe09 New Member

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    "HAVERHILL — A Haverhill priest is accused of stealing more than $83,000 from a Roman Catholic church and using some of the money to support a pornography habit.

    The Rev. Keith LeBlanc resigned in June after six years as pastor of St. John the Baptist Church. He was arraigned last week on larceny and forgery charges and released on personal recognizance."

    He believes he needs help for his porn addiction. Ya think?

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1294872&srvc=rss
     
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  3. Velouria

    Velouria Don't Drink the Pinellas Punch!

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    Oh lovely. Another priest who betrayed his congregation, another black eye to the Catholic Church. :( I hate to see what their archaic, secretive policies and misogyny have done to the religion I grew up with. And I pray that embezzlement and porn is the worst of this man's offenses - that he didn't act upon his fantasies with children or others who looked to him for guidance.
     
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    believe09 New Member

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    Did you notice that they sent him to one of those places where they send priests with problems? ;)
     
  5. Velouria

    Velouria Don't Drink the Pinellas Punch!

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    Yes, believe, I noticed that! Don't you know those folks are doing a booming business!
     
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    It is a kind of portal-they send him there to be cleansed and send him off somewhere else to reoffend....

    Oh my that sounds a little cynical. I had better work on that.
     
  7. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    $83,000 dollahs? How long does it take to spend that much money on pornography?

    Here's an article I found from June 11, 2008. It's about a Deacon that had been assigned to this Priest's Church. A man with a wife and six children.

    Father LeBlanc was serving Saint John The Baptist Parish all alone. Having this new Deacon gave him relief.

    "He takes alot off my plate" said Father LeBlanc. Looks like Father was taking off the plate.

    It just made me wonder was he stealing the money prior to when he got help from the Deacon? When he got help was he actually happy about it? Wouldn't another person of Clergy put a damper on you spending all that money?

    How long has this been going on?


    http://www.hgazette.com/local/x1723397327/Deacons-arrival-energizes-St-John-the-Baptist
     
  8. Gozgals

    Gozgals New Member

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    believe- How do you spend $83,000 on porn? What the heck was this Pastor doing aside from just buying porn? It leads me to wonder...was he paying for services too? There has to be more to the story.

    Not thrilled about their little vacation home they go to for rehab..what's that about? I don't call that punishement or rehab. They should no longer be allowed to be priests. They just get to go to another parish, or place and re-offend all over again. How does this serve any purpose. They need to be deflocked. :loser:

    Something has to change.

    Goz
     
  9. Linda7NJ

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    Maybe some of it was spent on a "porn related hand/wrist injury"?:angel:

    I am thinking it was probably one of the porn sites with live webcams where customers can direct the action?
     
  10. Gozgals

    Gozgals New Member

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    Hum Linda, I never thought of it that way.....:blushing:

    Oink Oink
     

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