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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 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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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | June 23, 1994
In yesterday's editions, a priest who resigned his pastorate near Annapolis after admitting adultery with a parishioner was incorrectly identified. He is the Rev. James R. Schaefer.The Sun regrets the error.A senior Roman Catholic priest has resigned as pastor of a large congregation near Annapolis after disclosing an adulterous relationship with a recently divorced woman who was a Eucharistic minister.The Rev. John R. Schaefer, 63, made the stunning announcement at all five Masses June 11 and 12 at St. Andrew by the Bay Church in Cape St. Claire.
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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 Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2001
The Rev. Joseph A. Kenney, retired pastor of St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church in Lansdowne, died Tuesday of heart failure at Long Crandon, a retirement home for priests in Baltimore County. He was 84. In his 57 years as a priest, he served as a curate at the Shrine of the Little Flower parish in Northeast Baltimore and as pastor of St. Joseph's in Taneytown, St. Rita's in Dundalk and St. Clement's. He retired in 1987. "He was a joyful, exuberant and gregarious man. He created an atmosphere about him. He loved to tell stories and jokes.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2001
A federal judge denied yesterday the appeal of a conservative Episcopal priest who is fighting to remain in a Prince George's County parish despite attempts by the bishop of Washington to oust him. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte refused to reverse his ruling last month ordering the Rev. Samuel L. Edwards to immediately cease his ministry at Christ Church in Accokeek. Messitte ruled last month that acting Bishop Jane H. Dixon, who filed suit against the priest and the church vestry that hired him, acted within her authority as the chief religious authority in the diocese when she refused to accept Edwards' call to serve as rector of the parish.
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By Dan Rodricks | July 13, 2008
Did you hear the one about the priest and the dentist who go to Africa? They meet a doctor who runs a little hospital. The doctor asks the priest and the dentist for help. They agree. What happens? The dentist wins a Republican primary and the priest gets a BMW from a locksmith in Randallstown. Badda-bing! OK, not much of a joke there. But it wasn't meant to be. This is something that really happened, and it's all good, as you'll see in a moment. First, some background. The story begins last summer.
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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 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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