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  • Priest accused of pointing musket at 8-year-old

    October 3, 2015 4:48 PM

    LITTLE FERRY, N.J. - Prosecutors say a priest accused of pointing a functioning musket at a young boy in a New Jersey church is free after posting $15,000 cash bail. Authorities say the incident may have been spurred by a football rivalry. The Rev. Kevin Carter is charged with child... more »
  • Vigil tonight for late Father Than Vu check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2015 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Vietnamese-born priest who was well-loved in the Baton Rouge community passed away Wednesday morning, according to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. The diocese said Father Than N. Vu died at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. Father... more »
  • Town says priest brought their church into 21st century check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:06 PM

    PIERRE PART - A pillar of the Pierre Part community will be remembered this weekend as the man who brought the St. Joseph the Worker Church into the 21st century. Father Clarence Waguespack died after an accident on his bicycle Monday, according to the diocese. They said he fell... more »
  • Priest responds to supporters following WBRZ report check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 14, 2014 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The priest at the center of a lawsuit is speaking out for the first time following a WBRZ report. His response comes in a letter he issued to the "Catholic Commentator" which is published by the Diocese of Baton Rouge. It all centers around a woman,... more »
  • Police: Priests attacked at Phoenix church, 1 dies check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 12, 2014 5:53 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - Police say one priest was shot and killed and another was wounded in an attack at a Catholic church in downtown Phoenix. Sgt. Steve Martos says police received a call about a burglary at the Mother of Mercy Mission near the state Capitol shortly after 9 p.m.... more »
  • Priest, on leave pending investigation, found dead

    June 10, 2013 1:37 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A body found last week at an Alexandria motel has been identified as a 48-year-old priest with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria. Alexandria police said there was no sign of foul play in the death of Jamie Medina-Cruz. The body was found at the Value Place Motel... more »
  • Authorities accused of letting priest flee

    April 3, 2013 7:40 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A lawsuit accuses church and local authorities of letting a Philadelphia-area priest flee to Poland during a sex-abuse investigation that stalled. The suit says the priest assaulted a woman last year while he was counseling her. The priest is not named because he could not be reached for comment.... more »
  • Priest attacked in attempted armed robbery

    March 18, 2013 12:35 PM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish authorities say two men who tried to rob a Metairie church hit a priest with a crowbar when he couldn't open up a safe. Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, tells The Times-Picayune the unidentified priest suffered minor injuries Sunday night and... more »
  • Suspended priest pleads not guilty in meth probe

    January 24, 2013 12:29 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A suspended Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges accusing him of taking in more than $300,000 from sales of methamphetamines. The Connecticut Post reports that 61-year-old Kevin Wallin entered the pleas Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. Four other... more »
  • Church abuse victim faces trial for beating priest

    June 20, 2012 12:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Opening statements are scheduled to begin in the trial of a man accused of beating an aging Jesuit priest who he says molested him and his younger brother more than 35 years ago. William Lynch faces felony charges of assault and elder abuse after prosecutors say he... more »
  • Priest-abuse jury hears about bizarre Passion play

    April 18, 2012 12:42 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia jury is hearing about Catholic schoolboys who said they had to strip before a priest and endure whippings as they played Christ in a Passion play. Prosecutors pursuing a child-endangerment case against a church official say the Rev. Thomas Smith remained in ministry despite those 2002... more »
  • Former priest charged with 52 counts of sexual battery

    March 23, 2012 1:48 PM

    DUSON - Law enforcement officials arrested a former priest in Duson Thursday for allegedly having sexual contact with an 8-year-old boy between 1986 and 1989 while a priest at St. Henry Catholic Church in Lake Charles. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO) and Louisiana State Police charged Mark A.... more »
  • Gambling Priest gets 3 Years

    January 13, 2012 7:32 PM

    A Catholic Priest in Summerlin, Nevada got three years in federal prison for stealing $650,000 dollars from his parish to support his gambling habit. Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe had no reaction when the judge chided him for abusing his position of trust but there were muffled sobs from his supporters in... more »
  • Hearing set for man in Hammond priest's death

    August 18, 2011 3:07 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A man charged with killing a Hammond priest and setting out in the cleric's car for a Disney vacation is scheduled to appear in a Mississippi court today. Authorities say Jeremy Wayne Manieri confessed to shooting Rev. Edward Everitt on July 11 after Manieri said he passed out... more »
  • Suspect in priest's death back in Mississippi

    July 20, 2011 2:48 AM

    WAVELAND, Miss.- A Waveland, Miss., man accused of shooting a Louisiana priest is back in Mississippi to face capital murder charges. Waveland Police Chief James Varnell says authorities picked up 31-year-old Jeremy Manieri on Tuesday from authorities in Polk County, Fla., where he was arrested after the body of Rev.... more »
  • Colleague says slain priest traveled with gun

    July 13, 2011 5:55 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A colleague of the Catholic priest who police say was killed with his own pistol says the slain man traveled with the gun for protection and kept it in the bedroom of the Mississippi beach house where he was shot. The Reverend Cayet Mangiaracina says the... more »
  • Parishioners shocked by priest's death

    July 12, 2011 6:00 PM

    HAMMOND, La.- Members of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond were shocked to hear their priest was been shot and killed. Investigators found the body of 70-year-old Father Edward Everitt at a home, owned by the church, in Waveland, Mississippi yesterday afternoon. "You know it is just... more »
  • Suspect arrested in priest's murder

    July 12, 2011 9:52 AM

    WAVELAND, Miss. - Waveland police say a suspect has been arrested in Polk County, Fla., in the death of a Catholic priest from Louisiana whose body was found a beachfront home. Police Chief James Varnell said the suspect was arrested around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Media outlets in Mississippi are... more »
  • Priest could stand trial for molesting children

    June 10, 2011 3:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A former Baton Rouge priest may have to stand trial for molesting children. In an interview two years ago with News 2, Christopher Springer, 84, admitted he molested boys during his time in Baton Rouge. Springer worked in the Diocese of Baton Rouge for 12 years.... more »

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