Morganfield Priest to be Suspended


Morganfield Priest to be Suspended

Published 06/10 2016 10:08PM
Updated 06/10 2016 10:08PM

From the Link: http://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/morganfield-priest-to-be-suspended

0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000-01The Catholic Diocese of Owensboro is set to suspend another priest this year.

Eyewitness News obtains a letter written by Bishop William Medley about an investigation into allegations made against Father Freddie Byrd, the Priest at St. Ann’s Parish in Morganfield.

The Bishop, saying in the letter, that an adult has come forward alleging Father Byrd had inappropriate contact with him back in 1983, when the man was just 17 years old.

According to the letter, Father Byrd was not a Priest at the time.

The Bishop continued in the letter saying:

“Even though this allegation dates back more than thirty years, It is the policy of the Catholic Church in the United States that even one substantiated allegation of abuse is cause for removal from the public ministry. We cannot consider this allegation substantiated, but the Diocesan Review Board believes this allegation to have sufficient merit to act immediately.”

Father Richard Powers will serve as Administrator Pro Tempore at St. Ann’s for the coming months.

The Owensboro Diocese recently suspended Fr. Gerarld Baker earlier this year amid allegations.

We will continue to follow this story.

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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on June 19, 2016, in Bishop William Medley, Diocese of Owensboro, Father Freddie Byrd, Father Gerarld Baker and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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