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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1995
The boy was 11 and full of religion, curiosity and hormones. The pastor was 46 and running St. Matthias in Lanham. The pastor gave the altar boy a cushy job in the rectory, answering the phones at the Catholic church.The kid could earn a few bucks, and his parents didn't have to worry about their firstborn working at a convenience or liquor store. Our boy -- chosen to be one of Father Schaefer's altar boys and given a job in the rectory. We'll keep his dinner hot for him and pick him up at the rectory at 9 p.m., his father thought.
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By Carl Hiaasen | May 12, 2009
The bad news for the Roman Catholic Church: Father Alberto Cuti?, the widely popular priest at St. Francis de Sales in Miami Beach, was photographed cavorting romantically on a Florida beach. The good news: He was with a woman, thank God, not an altar boy. Given the torrent of sordid revelations in recent years, the church should be positively giddy with relief that one of its rising stars was caught snuggling with a very adult-looking female. No apparent felony was in progress while Mr. Cuti?
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By Frank P.L. Somerville and Frank P.L. Somerville,Staff Writer | September 10, 1993
A victim of child sexual abuse by a Roman Catholic priest and the defendants in a lawsuit she filed early last year -- including the Baltimore archdiocese -- have reached an out-of-court financial settlement, their lawyers said yesterday.A condition of the settlement is that the amount of the damages and the other terms must remain a secret.The suit was brought by a woman, now 21, who was a teen-ager when she was sexually abused by the priest, Richard G. Deakin, 38. He was assistant pastor of St. Martin's Catholic Church at Fulton Avenue and Fayette Street in West Baltimore at the time.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 22, 2006
DUBLIN, Ireland -- The affair had all the makings of a first-class scandal: In a quiet corner of rural Ireland, a 73-year-old Roman Catholic priest admitted to fathering a child last year with a local schoolteacher. Smelling a good story, television crews rolled into the village of Woodford, in County Galway, and tabloid newspapers gleefully denounced "Father Romeo." On radio call-in shows and television current affairs programs, the affair has kick-started a national debate about the celibacy requirement for Catholic clergy.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | February 1, 2000
The Rev. William M. J. Driscoll, a Jesuit priest whose charm helped him raise funds for his order, died Saturday of cardiac arrest at Stella Maris Hospice. The former Loyola College chaplain was 81. In the 1950s and '60s, he was one of the best-known Jesuit clerics in Baltimore. He established a wide following by giving talks, visiting families and writing thousands of letters to potential donors. "He was a classic Jesuit priest a great friend of many old Baltimore families," said Hugh W. Mohler, president of Bay National Corp.
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By Janice D'Arcy and Janice D'Arcy,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2005
A Roman Catholic priest who a decade ago publicly denied an allegation of sexual abuse has been accused of another series of incidents, according to the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This time, a former Calvert Hall College high school student said the priest, Jerome F. Toohey Jr., abused him over the course of several years. Toohey, known as Father Jeff, has not been practicing as a priest since 1993, when he was first accused of abusing a young man. Toohey, 58, did not respond to a message left at his home yesterday.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 23, 2003
A Baltimore Josephite priest who resigned from his post last year amid charges he molested a 14-year-old parishioner was indicted yesterday by a city grand jury in the alleged assault of the boy, court documents show. The Rev. Alfred Dean, 43, voluntarily stepped down as pastor of St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in East Baltimore in September after the allegations surfaced. The Archdiocese of Baltimore had suspended his priestly duties in July. According to documents, Dean is accused of hugging and kissing the boy in April last year while they were in the rectory of the church in the 1500 block of E. Oliver St. The boy had gone to the rectory to visit a friend, documents show.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 11, 2001
Planned Parenthood of Maryland has a new president and chief executive officer, John Nugent, a former Jesuit priest who holds a master's degree in ethics from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Nugent has been a health care administrator for more than 28 years. His background includes work with programs in five states, and he also was executive director of the Hospice of North Idaho. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at several colleges, teaching ethics, philosophy and religion.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 13, 2003
A former nun will not participate in the prosecution of a former Catholic priest whom she had accused of raping her in 1989 at St. Ambrose Church, the city state's attorney's office said yesterday. Margaret T. Burns, spokeswoman for the office, said prosecutors received a letter last month from Rita D. Monahan indicating that after additional thought she did not wish to testify in a potential case against the Rev. Thomas R. Schwind, now a Pentecostal pastor in East Baltimore. "Based on correspondence from the victim that outlines her desire not to testify, the state will be unable to proceed, and the matter will be officially closed," Burns said.
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By Angela Winter Ney and Angela Winter Ney,Staff Writer | July 12, 1993
The Rev. Peter McGeory likes to think of himself as the Plebe priest. He arrived as the new Roman Catholic chaplain at the U.S. Naval Academy just a few weeks before induction day for the class of 1997, and he says he'll stick with those midshipmen."
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