Why is it always boys?

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Father Adian Kay – via Marlborough Express

Here we go.  After years of suggesting New Zealand has it’s own problems, but questioning why we somehow appear to have no Catholic boy buggering going on at all, here’s the tip of the ice berg getting a nudge

Catholic parish priest Father Aidan Kay has been removed from duties after being charged with indecent assault.

The Blenheim-based priest is expected to be in court Tuesday.

Archdiocese vicar-general Monsignor Gerry Burns told parishioners at mass today that police had charged Kay, a Passionist priest who had been at St Mary’s Parish since last year, with several offences following a complaint.

”As a result he has been removed from ministry. As this case is due before the courts, no further details will be discussed.”

The announcement was greeted by gasps and exclamations of horror. Parishioners were shocked by the news, and some at the vigil Mass were in tears.

Burns said the matter was ”very serious” and both the archdiocese and the Passionist order were ”fully cooperating” with police. Kay would not be returning to the parish.

If I were a betting man, I would bet this will be the start of many historical cases coming forward.  You don’t get to his age in his position and decide to try things out for the first time.

A police spokeswoman confirmed a 71 year-old Blenheim man would appear in court on Tuesday for his first appearance on one charge of indecent assault on a male aged over 16 years of age.

Passionist provincial superior Father Tom McDonough, who flew from Australia after the police alerted the church to the charges, said he was very sad this was the occasion that had brought him to Blenheim.

Why is it always boys though?   I mean, statistically speaking, this is just insane.  Catholic clergy and boy fiddling is a world-wide phenomenon.

One for the record books in terms of no name suppression though.   Let’s hope everyone who’s had this guy stuff their lives up under the protection and sanctimony of the Holy Church considers a heavy dose of eye for an eye.

 

– Kathie Bell, Marlborough Express


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