Monday, April 05, 2010

Addendum

News reports say a Benedictine monk from the Philippines has been accused of abusing a boy or boys in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He's now with the Abbey of Our Lady of Monserrat of San Beda.

Having grown up with stories of priestly shenanigans, I've often wondered how large a scandal would erupt once Filipinos/Filipinas get over their (ridiculous but absolute) fear of authority and decide to go for it...

In Queens, NYC, one Filipino priest was sued by a woman allegedly for taking advantage of her state of bereavement. A photo of him naked or half-naked was released and duly published by community newspapers.

I just adore our nastiness when we're aggrieved. #

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Naked priest asked for it! Score one for the good guys if you ask me and we need some catching up to do when comes to keeping scores!

Ninotchka Rosca said...

The Las Cruces priest is in San Beda, Manila, Philippines. I hope whatever Filipino boy has an unholy encounter with him will speak up RIGHT NOW, not wait until he's grown up. The Church settled this priest's case in Las Cruces, by the way -- as in paid up.

Anonymous said...

man i'd loooove to find those pictures. I know plenty of gay forums that'd love to see em....

Ninotchka Rosca said...

Oh, his bare-chested picture was in all the ethnic community papers. If I remember correctly his name was Father Elvis... Search the websites of the Pinoy newspapers.

No kidding, STGdess! That's his name.

Anonymous said...

lol...Mercy!

Anonymous said...

I just looked up Father Elvis Elano...first search return describes him as a Viagra popping priest....Jebus...

Ninotchka Rosca said...

BIG LAUGH. The Viagra defense: "The pill made me do it."

Btw, he's said to have been doing both mother and child (got the latter pregnant) when he was in a Philippine parish.

The amazing thing is that there are Filipinas who defend him.