Man arrested in alleged priest threat

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A St. Lawrence Church employee was arrested Friday after he allegedly threatened a priest during a meeting about his employment.
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A FORMER PARISHONER wrote:
IF ONLY MSGR. JOE FITZGERALD COULD SEE HOW FR. MICHAEL JONES HAS RUINED THE PARISH SOME MANY PEOPLE LOVED....THE ONLY DECENT PRIEST LEFT AT ST. LAWRENCE IS FR. JOHN RINGLEY. BELIEVE ME FOLKS, I AM NOT HERE TO ATTACK PRIESTS BECAUSE I AM A DEVOTE CATHOLIC BUT THE PUBLIC REALLY NEEDS TO KNOW WHO THE REAL FR. MICHAEL JONES IS....JOURNALISTS GET TO work!!!!
Monsignor Fitz is probably not looking down at this with a smile on his face. I do agree with the other posts that we don't know what happened, however I have never heard anyone say a negative word about Frank. I have however heard plenty of bad remarks about Father Jones. Are they true, or does it just go with the territory?
PS Father Ringley is the best!
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You Bible thumping hypocrites disgust me.
former parishoner

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I have known Frank for about the past 10 years and can speak to his kind demeanor. I am sure something provoked him and he is in my prayers. As to those of you who speak that this has nothing to do with Fr. Jones, I simply say, look at all he has driven away in his tenure there. God Bless Monsignor Fitzgerald and I pray for those of you who remain at St. Lawrence. It amuses me that the patron saint of the parish is known as to say "The treasure of the Church are its people." Yet Fr. Jones has done nothing but alienate those who served the church best.
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holy cow wrote:
<quoted text>sorry to use your own posting, "mr. stratford", but MAYBE, just MAYBE, you'll see how you APPEAR....."hmm, tell us more"....like an old woman sitting around a coffee-clatch, you're response shows you're EAGER to hear more bad news about a priest, ANY priest.....what's worse is, most women in the old-guard coffee-clatch KNEW each other.....let other posters decide, but for my 2-cents worth, you sure didn't ASK this poster for ANY facts.....there ya go!....i sure hope nobody ever throws around falsehoods about you behind your back.....God bless!
Mr/Ms Cow, after all the disgusting FACTS presented about priests and after all the EXTENSIVE cover up how could you take such a position at this point they and their organization have alot of making up to do to the people that have supported them myself included. But isnt the essence of the Catholic religion forgiveness should'nt the priest have avoided such a confrontation by the structure of his faith alone or are we finally realizing that he is just a MAN and full of the same inequities as all of us? Trust in God period
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FR. MICHAEL JONES TOOK THE HEART OF ST. LAWRENCE PARISH AND RIPPED IT APART. SO MANY GREAT PROGRAMS ARE GONE DUE TO HIM. FR. JONES SHOULD FOLLOW the ST. LAWRENCES MOTTO: THE HEART OF THE CHURCH ARE IT'S PEOPLE. HE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM THE PARISH IMMEDIATELY...

P.S. CAN SOME BRAVE SOUL PRINT OUT ALL OF THESE COMMENTs AND MAIL THEM DIRECTLY TO FR. JONES. HE NEEDS TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE HIM AT ALL AND HE NEEDS TO BE gone!!!!!
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In my opinion their was no reason to fire Frank. He has done nothing but good for our church. He has never ever lost his temper befour, and he is a good man.
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Father M. Jones needs to go. He has done nothing for our parish. The parishioners can't stand him.

Frank, on the other hand was such a kind man. He loved the kids. And he was loved by everyone...except Father Jones.

Frank must have seen something and Father had no choice but to start something with him.
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I RECOMMEND PAST AND CURRENT PARISHONERS WRITE LETTERS TO THE BISHOP EXPRESSING THEIR DISLIKE FOR FR. JONES. FOLKS, WE KNOW HE IS CORRUPT AND THE BISHOP NEEDS TO KNOW THIS TOO. I KNOW THERE ARE CERTAIN PARISHONERS OUT THERE THAT KNOW SECRETS ABOUT FR. JONES....LETS GET EVERYTHING OUT IN THE OPEN SO WE CAN HAVE HEAL FAST FROM ALL OF THIS AND GET A NEW PASTOR INTO THE pARISH THAT WE ALL LOVE/LOVED ASAP!!
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Just Commenting wrote:
Father M. Jones needs to go. He has done nothing for our parish. The parishioners can't stand him.
Frank, on the other hand was such a kind man. He loved the kids. And he was loved by everyone...except Father Jones.
Frank must have seen something and Father had no choice but to start something with him.
While Mr. Frank did the love the kids, trust me, there was behavior that warranted his dismissal, and alot of it.
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sombody should go to jewett ave and kick loris butt because he screwed up this diocese, and never had his butt kicked and maybe its about time he cleans up his flock what is left of them,also while they are they are there kick zeilonkas butt too,but be careful they both might like it!!!!!!!!
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Two is better than ONE ask lori and zeilonka!!!
Suitcase Willie

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A FORMER PARISHONER wrote:
I RECOMMEND PAST AND CURRENT PARISHONERS WRITE LETTERS TO THE BISHOP EXPRESSING THEIR DISLIKE FOR FR. JONES. FOLKS, WE KNOW HE IS CORRUPT AND THE BISHOP NEEDS TO KNOW THIS TOO. I KNOW THERE ARE CERTAIN PARISHONERS OUT THERE THAT KNOW SECRETS ABOUT FR. JONES....LETS GET EVERYTHING OUT IN THE OPEN SO WE CAN HAVE HEAL FAST FROM ALL OF THIS AND GET A NEW PASTOR INTO THE pARISH THAT WE ALL LOVE/LOVED ASAP!!
Hey Buddy, I think your caps-lock key is stuck.
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mike wrote:
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Mr/Ms Cow, after all the disgusting FACTS presented about priests and after all the EXTENSIVE cover up how could you take such a position at this point they and their organization have alot of making up to do to the people that have supported them myself included. But isnt the essence of the Catholic religion forgiveness should'nt the priest have avoided such a confrontation by the structure of his faith alone or are we finally realizing that he is just a MAN and full of the same inequities as all of us? Trust in God period
so, here we are in America....a man is ARRESTED for his bad behavior....another (who happens to be a Priest) is not and you are CONVICTING the victim, as per this news report??!!.....YIKES and Holy Cow!....have SOME priests done wrong?....without a doubt!.....should all Priests be condemmed?...according to many posters here, the answer is "yes"!.....shame on all of you....God bless!

“Down in the Bayou”

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its a moot point anyway...every catholic priest needs to be slapped..and often..
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Daniel in Hobbs wrote:
its a moot point anyway...every catholic priest needs to be slapped..and often..
yet another high-minded bigot!.....lovely!....any other GROUPS of people to which you wish VIOLENCE?.....how about gays?....blacks?, latino's?......asian's?....
you, daniel, by virtue of your posting, are a violent bigot.....may God enlighten you and bless you!

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holy cow wrote:
<quoted text>yet another high-minded bigot!.....lovely!....any other GROUPS of people to which you wish VIOLENCE?.....how about gays?....blacks?, latino's?......asian's?....
you, daniel, by virtue of your posting, are a violent bigot.....may God enlighten you and bless you!
God has blessed me..he allowed me to see the catholic church for what it is..organized pedophilia, and a training ground for homosexual priests...not to mention one of the first organized crime syndicates...
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Daniel in Hobbs wrote:
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God has blessed me..he allowed me to see the catholic church for what it is..organized pedophilia, and a training ground for homosexual priests...not to mention one of the first organized crime syndicates...
I agree Daniel, and so do many others;
Fr. Malachi Martin, an eminent theologian and expert in the Catholic Church, said “Roman Catholic organization carried a permanent presence of bishops and priests who sodomized boys and each other”
Thomas Plante, chair of psychology at Santa Clara University and professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, says that 90 percent of the sexual abuse occurring within the church involves adolescent boys.
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Daniel in Hobbs wrote:
its a moot point anyway...every catholic priest needs to be slapped..and often..
Daniel, did you know the hurch sent hundreds of pedophile priests to NM?

Dr. Robert Goodkind, a psychologist who worked at Jemez Springs, NM, in the 1980's and 1990's, said the priests seemed oblivious that the boys they were abusing were minors.

Dr. Jay Feierman a psychiatrist in Albuquerque, NM, who has met with hundreds of pedophilic priests at the Jemez Springs Catholic treatment center in New Mexico,states that there is a link between sexual repression and pedophilia. Feierman is obviously in a position to recognize the connection.
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Daniel in Hobbs wrote:
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God has blessed me..he allowed me to see the catholic church for what it is..organized pedophilia, and a training ground for homosexual priests...not to mention one of the first organized crime syndicates...
unlike a lot of bigots, at least you admit it....God bless!

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Mr Stratford wrote:
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Daniel, did you know the hurch sent hundreds of pedophile priests to NM?
Dr. Robert Goodkind, a psychologist who worked at Jemez Springs, NM, in the 1980's and 1990's, said the priests seemed oblivious that the boys they were abusing were minors.
Dr. Jay Feierman a psychiatrist in Albuquerque, NM, who has met with hundreds of pedophilic priests at the Jemez Springs Catholic treatment center in New Mexico,states that there is a link between sexual repression and pedophilia. Feierman is obviously in a position to recognize the connection.
well NM is a great place for pedophiles that wear priestly robes...vast quantities of hispanics and their young children to abuse...they would be too scared to speak up to anyone about the abuse...its the same all over south america also..

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