At least I waited to print this one.
But now that CNA has it:
A priest of the Diocese of Springfield is on leave after he dialed 911 asking for help getting out of handcuffs – a call that has been replayed across the internet.
Diocesan spokeswoman Kathie Sass told CNA Jan. 10 that Father Tom Donovan, pastor of St. Aloysius Church in Springfield, approached Bishop Thomas Paprocki about the incident prior to Christmas and before it attracted media attention.
Sass said the priest “asked for help and was granted leave to deal with personal issues.” She added that he is “away from the parish.”
Sass told CNA that the police gave assistance to the priest. The police report indicated that there was no crime, she said.
Police said the priest was wearing an orange jumpsuit and a mask with a gag in his mouth, the St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK reports. - CNA
As long as they've been celibate
for at least three years before ordination,
I'm told it's okay to ordain them.