‘A child will soon be born, and I am the baby’s father’: ‘Flirty’ Catholic priest stuns parishioners with confession

  • Parishioner says he was always flirting and had gone after her daughters
  • Father Daniel McFalls made the announcement in a letter
  • It is not known who the mother is or whether McFalls plans to marry her
  • Will remain a priest unless he volunteers to have powers removed

By Chris Pleasance

PUBLISHED: 13:00 GMT, 26 September 2013 | UPDATED: 16:49 GMT, 26 September 2013

Chaste and holy, Catholic priests are supposed to set an example to their communities by forgoing certain pleasures.

But one community in California have been left stunned by the resignation their spiritual leader after he was lead into temptation.

Father Daniel – known as Dean – McFalls, from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stockton, has voluntarily quit his post after admitting he had got a woman pregnant.

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Father McFalls recognises his decision will be a 'disappointment' to his congregation Father McFalls recognises his decision will be a ‘disappointment’ to his congregation

 

McFalls has been given an indefinite leave of absence by the Bishop at the head of his DioceseMcFalls has been given an indefinite leave of absence by the Bishop at the head of his Diocese

 

Now one member of his congregations has said she is glad he is gone, calling him ‘flirty.’

Diana Garcia, who has attended the church for 15 years, told Fox News: ‘He’s gone after girls before and he’s gone after my daughters.’

‘He’s just lustful, he didn’t say he was in love or marry the girl, no.

‘It’s not about being a sinner, it’s about playing with God, he made a vow, this is a priest we’re talking about.’

In a letter sent to the church and read to his congregation, McFalls said: ‘A child will soon be born, and I am the baby’s father. I know this comes as a shock to you, and to many a disappointment.

‘I assume full responsibility for my actions and will do all that I can so that my child receives the care and love that he deserves.

‘As St. Paul told the “Romans: ‘God makes all things work together for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his decree,’ and though the Lord never decreed that I sin, he does command that all life be respected and nurtured.’

McFalls’ was given an indefinite leave of absence by Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, head of the Diocese of Stockton, and will now have to decide if he wants to remain a priest.

Jack Valero, a spokesman for Catholic Voices, said: ‘It is a very very sad thing to happen. It is the same as if a married man is unfaithful to his wife.

St. Mary of The Assumption Parish will have to find a new priest after the sudden resignationSt. Mary of The Assumption Parish will have to find a new priest after the sudden resignation

 

On its website the church still lists Daniel McFalls as its PastorOn its website the church still lists Daniel McFalls as its Pastor

 

 

‘He made a commitment and he did not stick to it. It undermines priests commitment to chastity.’

Priests make their vows for life, so while McFalls will no longer serve his community, he could serve other communities and continue to perform priestly duties, such as marrying people, unless he volunteers to ‘laicise’ himself.

Laicisation is an official process carried out by The Holy See in Rome to effectively ‘unmake’ a Catholic priest.

Priests do not have to laicise themselves following sexual relations, as with adulterous husbands who may wish to continue being married.

The process is uncommon, though has peaked in recent times following the Catholic child abuse scandal.

 
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2433172/Catholic-priest-Daniel-McFalls-steps-making-woman-pregnant.html#ixzz2gNaKgX8H
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3 Responses to ‘A child will soon be born, and I am the baby’s father’: ‘Flirty’ Catholic priest stuns parishioners with confession

  1. (Jeremiah 23:11-12)
    Both prophet and priest are ungodly; even in my house I have found their wickedness, says the Lord. Therefore their way shall be to them like slippery paths in the darkness, into which they shall be driven and fall; for I will bring disaster upon them in the year of their punishment, says the Lord.

  2. I am not surprised.Do you remember when one of our “lady pilers” of the church at Mumbai disclosed that a Bishop from somewhere in India had fathered a child and that too from a nun, there was a lot of noise made, yet she nor the administrative authorities of the Archdiocese ever disclosed the name of the bishop.it is believed that the bishop has since left this earth and the offspring is a young lad of 20++ years, Sadly it was said that the nun is now a supervisor in some archdoicese kitchen.

  3. some how the lady that exposed the issue and the catholic church never ever told the people who was this bishop.The fact that she and another “corner stone’ of the church mentioned they met the nun in question and then decided for reasons best know to protect his identity is a mortal sin in itself. What is more surprising is that The Administration also showed a deaf ear. It is now believed the bishop has since expired at The clergy home at bandra and was quickly moved to where he came from. I stand corrected of the facts are not correct. Yet I dare not say he is now sitting beside the Lord.

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