Sunday, November 24, 2002

A NH pastor has resigned, admitting that accusations that he had a relationship with a female minor twenty years ago are true.

Now, these articles come across the transom every day, sadly enough, and I don't blog all of them. But this one, I do, because I am struck by the reasonable reaction of the parishionors. They're not weeping to get him back. They're not celebrating his holiness. They're quite logically wondering what else he might have done and doing the calculation that, although the priest in his letter to the parish said he "fell in love" with the girl, that the specter of a 40-something man "falling in love" with a 17-year old indicates that something isn't quite right.

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