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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days...

Alabama: Pastor Bertha Wright arrested on 16 felony counts of Oxycontin prescription fraud.
Texas: Pastor Lester Cody pleads no contest to sexually assaulting a minor.
Texas: Youth Pastor Matthew Overstreet charged with sexually assaulting a minor.
Missouri: Father Patrick Grady pleads guilty to possession of child porn and trying to buy sex from a female minor.
Illinois: Deacon George Valdez charged with embezzling $315K from his parish.
Wisconsin: Pastor Leonard Van Vlaenderen charged with stealing $128K from his church.
France: Father Jacques Gaimard confesses to child molestation.
Ontario: Father John Duarte sentenced for molesting boys at Catholic mission he founded in Haiti.
France: Father Bonaventure Ouedraogo arrested for showing up drunk at the funeral he was to officiate and punching out one of the mourners.
North America: Bishop Accountability group claims that numerous accused priests are being quietly reinstated despite pending charges of child predation.

This Week's Winner-
Vatican City: Cardinal Angelo Sodano opened the Pope's Easter Sunday Mass today with a speech dismissing charges of the Ratzinger's complicity in the global child abuse scandal as nothing more than "petty gossip of the moment." Ill Papa made no mention of the controversy during his address.

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