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Posted on 07/11/2019 6:11:09 PM PDT by marshmallow
New York City, N.Y., Jul 5, 2019 / 10:52 pm (CNA).- A New York priest who told a prospective seminarian to lie to Church officials about his sexuality has been indefinitely suspended from ministry after a canonical penal process found him guilty of serial sexual misconduct.
I write to share some unpleasant and somber news concerning Father John Duffell, your just retired parish administrator, Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote in a July 1 letter to parishioners of New Yorks Blessed Sacrament Parish.
Father Duffell has been directed not to publicly exercise his priestly ministry due to an allegation from the past that he abused his position of authority in a violation of his promise of celibacy.
The allegation was made first to the District Attorney, and then brought to our attention. This allegation involves an adult; it does not involve a minor. It is important that the archdiocese take such allegations seriously, Dolan wrote.
A source close to the priest told CNA that the allegation involved serial misconduct over a period of years.
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York told CNA July 6 that the priest was found guilty of the canonical crime of sexual misconduct in an administrative penal process undertaken by the archdiocese. His suspension from priestly ministry is indefinite, the spokesman said.
Duffell, 75, was ordained in May, 1969, by Cardinal Terrence Cooke. He has served mostly at parishes in Manhattan and Yonkers.
At a 2011 conference at Fordham University, Duffell told a participant to lie to Church authorities about same-sex attraction in order to be accepted for seminary formation.
The priest has faced criticism for some activities of the gay fellowship at his parish.
In 2017, the parish gay fellowship partnered with the Born This Way Foundation, an LGBT-rights group founded by entertainer......
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When one steps back from entertainment,politics,religion,media and other liberal entities, it is one fetid circle of filth.
Wow, they are right on top of things .... after 50 years of bopping kids they finally caught on to this pervert ... right before he retires with full benefits!!!!!!!
After the collapse I suspect being a pedo priest will be a quick way to meet St. Peter before he Yanks the lever to the trapdoor.
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