Priest found dead in rectory of Bay M...

Priest found dead in rectory of Bay Minette church; archbishop to lead prayer service tonight

There are 15 comments on the Alabama Live story from Aug 2, 2011, titled Priest found dead in rectory of Bay Minette church; archbishop to lead prayer service tonight. In it, Alabama Live reports that:

The Rev. Ernest Hyndman Jr., pastor of St. Agatha Catholic Church in Bay Minette, was found dead this morning in the church rectory.

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#1 Aug 3, 2011
No need of asking abt his death for God knows everything, my prayer is God will grant Rev Ernest Hyndman eternal rest in His bosom.
Saloth Sar

Mobile, AL

#2 Aug 4, 2011
This is a terrible event and one that we will feel for a while.
I just met him a few weeks ago, seemed like a great guy.

Newington, CT

#3 Aug 4, 2011
Meh, the years of raping boys probably got to him. May he rot eternally.

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#4 Aug 4, 2011
Altar boys revenge...too funny
My 2 Cents

Pensacola, FL

#5 Aug 5, 2011
Once again the anonymity of the internet allows an ignorance and stupidity to spew forth obsenities that would not dare be uttered in the light of day to another human being.

FYI he stood behind the children who were victimized by Catholic priests. When a mother went to him to report the abuse she learned that he sons had been subjected to he did the right thing...he helped her report to the authorities.

I know this first hand.....I know the mother and he was my friend.

He was a generous and good person who loved to fish, sang beautifully, was a little goofy, and was tormented.

Upon reflection in the last few days, he will no longer have to go through another day of depression that swooped in from nowhere to rob him of hope and peace.

He walked the walk...he brought food to the homeless at night, he had compassion for people I still feel were/are evil, and he loved God.

I have no doubt that he is at peace and felt the loving arms of the Lord around him as he succombed to the darkness.

Ernie - You are free - Rest in Peace

Memphis, TN

#6 Aug 5, 2011
He was a warm, wonderful man who cared about other people. Everyone loved him.
Inquiring minds

Mobile, AL

#7 Aug 7, 2011
Father Ernie was a great man. He was loyal to his friends and faithful to his God. This man was a friend to children and they loved him as we all did. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday and with God's help, we will move on. He is at peace now and the Bipolar disorder that he struggled with for so long will haunt him no longer. Goodby my dear friend. You are loved. We will see you in heaven.

United States

#8 Aug 9, 2011
Suicide is still a serious sin against God. According to the Bible, suicide is murder; it is always wrong. Serious doubts should be raised about the genuineness of faith of anyone who claimed to be a Christian yet committed suicide. There is no circumstance that can justify someone, especially a Christian, taking his/her own life. Christians are called to live their lives for God, and the decision on when to die is Godís and Godís alone. Although it is not describing suicide, 1 Corinthians 3:15 is probably a good description of what happens to a Christian who commits suicide:ďHe himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.Ē

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#9 Aug 9, 2011
Jesus committed suicide by letting himself be captured and killed by the, just toss that old bible of yours is just a storybook anyway...
Inquiring minds

Mobile, AL

#10 Aug 11, 2011
The Catholic Church teachings on suicide are various and many. It is not up to you to judge this good man who exemplified the love of God. I suggest Citizens google Catholic teachings on suicide but of course, he/she probably thinks that Catholics are not Christian either.
"God does not condemn anyone not fully aware of what they are doing - His mercy is without end."

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#11 Aug 11, 2011
Jesus was not a "christian" either....
Inquiring Minds

Fairhope, AL

#12 Aug 12, 2011
WHAT? Jesus was the FIRST Christian, you heathen!
James Phillips

Bay Minette, AL

#13 Aug 12, 2011
Father Ernie was my friend and my priest. When a person is overcome by a sickness that makes them take their own life God will not hold this against them but welcome them into heaven so that they may find the peace they deserve. Father Ernie grew our church to the point that required three mass services each week. He touched many lives both of his faith and of other faiths. Those that knew him were blessed those that did not will never know what they missed. For those that are critical of him Father Ernie would simply pray for you ask God to forgive, I will try to do the same.
To my friend: Peace be with you

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#14 Aug 12, 2011
Inquiring Minds wrote:
WHAT? Jesus was the FIRST Christian, you heathen!
No, jesus was a jew....
Inquiring Minds

Fairhope, AL

#15 Aug 13, 2011
Thank you James. Father Ernie was truely a man of God and nothing these yahoos say can ever take that away from us. There is no reasoning with ignorance.

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