Priest Flashes Gay Porn During Communion Talk

He has no idea how it got on memory stick

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 3, 2012 12:42 AM CDT | Updated Apr 3, 2012 1:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Catholic priest in Northern Ireland insists he has no idea how gay porn ended up on a memory stick he was using for a Powerpoint presentation to families before their children's First Communion. After he clicked on a folder and explicit images filled the screen, the "visibly shaken and flustered" cleric quickly removed the stick, one parent tells the BBC. "He gave no explanation or apology to the group, and bolted out of the room," leaving the parents and one 8-year-old child present "horrified and distracted."

He returned 20 minutes later, and made no mention of the incident. He "continued with the meeting, and wrapped up by saying that the children get lots of money for their Holy Communion, and should consider giving some of it to the church," the parent said. The priest says other church officials used the stick, and he wants an investigation "so that what happened can be legitimately explained." Ireland's top Catholic, Cardinal Sean Brady, says the priest is assisting in an internal investigation.

The parents want to see the priest removed from parish duties.
The parents want to see the priest removed from parish duties.   (Shutterstock)
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