Father, are you Big Poppa?

Father, are you Big Poppa?

Here’s a strange one. A priest of the Byzantine Catholic Rite has been suspended after a parishioner found him advertising for sex on a gay bulletion board. And it wasn’t just one ad; it was several. With pictures.

How did this parishioner find the listing? He did a Google search on the priest’s email address to see what other ministries he’s been involved in. I guess he didn’t expect this kind of “ministry.” This priest didn’t do a very good job of trying to hide his extracurricular activity. He used photos of himself, gave a physical description, and even used his same address from his parish web site.

By the way, Byzantine-rite priests can marry. Anyone else want to say that the solution to stopping scandals in the priesthood is to have married priests?

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli