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Priest Who Flashed Porn at Communion Talk Steps Down

Father McVeigh leaving Irish parish, still says he's innocent
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2012 12:05 AM CDT
Priest Who Flashed Porn for Communion Demo Quits
An Irish priest has apologized for showing porn images during a Power Point demonstration on Holy Communion preparation, but still insists he's innocent.   (?Damian Gadal)

(Newser) – An Irish Catholic priest who mistakenly flashed gay porn during a Power Point presentation for appalled parents and at least one child on the sacrament of Holy Communion has quit. Father Martin McVeigh, who shut off his computer and rushed from the room when the incident occurred, initially blamed unidentified other people who also had access to the computer. McVeigh yesterday apologized "for the hurt caused," and for "his failure to check his presentation in advance." But he still insists he "was not responsible for the offending images, and in this respect I ask you to accept my innocence." He's leaving his parish on an open-ended sabbatical, reports CNN. (Read more pornographic photos stories.)

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