There are no dodgy priests in New Zealand; only overseas

The Illinois Times reports:

A Catholic priest in Illinois has reportedly taken a leave of absence after he called 911 to seek help getting out of a pair of handcuffs.

via Huffington Post

via Huffington Post

“I’m going to need help getting out before this becomes a medical emergency,” Rev. Tom Donovan of Springfield’s St. Aloysius church told a dispatcher during the Nov. 28 call.


During the call, Donovan, who was in the church rectory at the time, explained to the dispatcher that he had been “playing” with the handcuffs and was having trouble getting them off. According to the Illinois Times, police also found “some sort of gag” on the priest.

This is not the first time in recent months that a priest has been caught in a questionable situation.

In August, Rev. Peter Petroske, the former pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, was allegedly found driving drunk — and naked — on the streets of Dearborn, Mich. In October, reported that a parish priest in Cubao, Philippines, was suspended from his duties after he was discovered frequenting nightclubs.

By himself.  Stuck in handcuffs.  Some soft of gag.  Needs help before it becomes a “medical emergency”

It’s your turn now.  What do you think was going on?


  • Jimmie

    Well duh WO. Surely the poor fellow was just giving confession to some wayward lass from his parish – or was she giving him ‘confession’? Hmm hard to know eh?

    More likely though he tried to slip them on an altar boy who manged to reverse things and whack them on the priest.

  • Rodger T

    In the interests of multi-denominational unity ,lets not forget the vicar with a penchant for potato enemas.

  • Michael Ellis

    I recall a case a few years ago when an Irish Priest collapse and died in a gay sauna. Two other Priests were on hand to give him the Last Rites. I can’t google it because the network I’m on filtered it out due to the content, can anyone else find it?

  • Paul

    Rev = Catholic. Only in America, or is this a Herald moment?

  • Ronnie Chow
  • Ronnie Chow

    Of some interest …….

    Roman Catholic priests in the US are dying from AIDS-related illnesses at a rate 4 times higher than the general population and the cause is often concealed on their death certificates.

    Several hundred priests have died of AIDS-related illnesses since the mid-1980s and hundreds more are living with HIV, the virus that causes the disease