Here’s some new information on the case of the two priests connected to the investigation of a the murder of Jonathan Wessner on Cape Cod by a sexual predator named Paul Nolin.
According to sources, Nolin did indeed work at the parish, but was not employed by the parish as many media sources have stated. In fact, he was employed by a contractor doing work at the church, although it is true that the pastor Fr. Bernard Kelly did have some type of “social relationship” with Nolin outside the parish. Also note that the Diocese of Fall River immediately pulled Fr. Kelly from the parish as soon as the first stories hit the media. Now if Nolin wasn’t an employee of the parish and Kelly was only “good friends” with Nolin, why should he be pulled out of the parish? And why hasn’t the diocese cleared up the misunderstanding regarding Nolin’s employment? Is Kelly being hung out to dry?
Now these sources also tell me that when questioned about the murder investigation, Kelly cooperated, completely and immediately, without “lawyering up” to protect himself. He allegedly quickly admitted his homosexual link with the murder suspect. He also allegedly admitted that he suffered from same-sex attraction, but that he had been fighting it. By all acounts from his parishioners, Kelly is a good and relatively orthodox pastor.
What does all this tell us? To me it all adds up to the fact the diocese is hanging Kelly out to dry. For what reason, I don’t know. More of the Lavender Mafia? I’ll keep pursuing this story.