Priest Admits Stealing From Parishes

There are 7 comments on the The Associated Press story from Oct 27, 2007, titled Priest Admits Stealing From Parishes . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

“And I wanted to see justice done.”

A retired Roman Catholic priest who prosecutors said stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from two rural parishes pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges.

About a half dozen church members looked on as Rodney L. Rodis, in black-and-white striped prison outfit and shackles, entered his plea to one count each of mail fraud and money laundering.

Rodis, 51, faces up to 40 years in prison and fines at his Feb. 21 sentencing.

Rodis embezzled money from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bumpass and St. Jude Church in Mineral from 2002 until last year, prosecutors said. He wired at least $515,231 of the money to relatives in his native Philippines to purchase property, authorities said. Read more

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“The free grace of God”

Since: Aug 07

Phoenix, Arizona.

#2 Oct 28, 2007
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"How nice...
if they aren't
raping kids they
are stealing
from the
collection plate"

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Rome has a long history of corruption and
institutionalized sin.

It's a false and apostate church.

Not that even Christian denominations have
an occasional thief or molester. But it just
happens with too much regularity in Romanism.

There's a reason for this: Bad theology avenges
itself everywhere !

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The DataRat

Happy Reformation Day, today !

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“The free grace of God”

Since: Aug 07

Phoenix, Arizona.

#3 Oct 28, 2007
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"god is pretend"

.

A person cannot even "see" the Kingdom of God
unless he has been "born again" [John 3:3 NASB;
"born from above" NRSV].

So, of course, "god is pretend" to you unregenerate
sinners !

Without the Holy Spirit any god you'd conceive
of would ~have~ be a false god and idol. To that
extent you're actually better off as an athesist
than as a pagan.

Also any criticism you'd have of Christianity is
invariably in error. How can you critique the
Living God whom you don't know and can't conceive
of ?

Hence god ~must~ be "pretend" for those of you
without a clue about Him !

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The DataRat

Fidei Defensor

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Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#4 Oct 30, 2007
you're really into the myth and mysticism and ghost stories of it all, aren't you? How are your beliefs different from the Greek myths, etc? It;s all make believe!

God is Pretend!

"The God Delusion" by Dawkins.. a good read
Monettan in Exile

Pleasanton, CA

#7 Nov 2, 2007
Thank goodness this crook was caught and kicked out of the Church and prosecuted. Another faker unmasked. He can join all the homosexual predator Priests who have worked so hard for satan all these years.

The Latin Seminaries, such as The Legionaires of Christ don't have a shortage of Seminarians--their problem is they don't have enough space to handle all the men who want to become ordained as Latin Mass Priests. God Bless these good men.
Monty

Chicago, IL

#8 Nov 2, 2007
Religion in and of itself has now gotten to the point where it is endangering our very existence. Mankind invented god and religion as reasoning for population control and governance, but can no longer control the percentage of the population that has religion at its center.
Franck

Atlanta, GA

#9 Nov 2, 2007
Monty wrote:
Religion in and of itself has now gotten to the point where it is endangering our very existence. Mankind invented god and religion as reasoning for population control and governance, but can no longer control the percentage of the population that has religion at its center.
Pfffft! How is religion endangering your very existence? Demographics show in China (mostly atheists) who are aborting all their females and likely to end up with an all male population within some time.. same with India... but that's not a threat to the world?

Stop being ridiculous and look at facts. Religion has been around for centuries and mankind is still here.
Monettan in Exile

Pleasanton, CA

#10 Nov 3, 2007
Monty wrote:
Religion in and of itself has now gotten to the point where it is endangering our very existence..........
Monty, I don't mean to be rude, but sounds like Religion is endangering YOUR existence. How sad. Maybe it's time you switched sides. Jesus, Our Lady, St. Joseph and Our Heavenly Father all pay better that the opposition that's for sure.

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