Stories like this bring me such a torrent of schadenfreude I almost can’t stand it. Oh, it’s definitely horrible (and unsurprising) that it was reported to the Archbishop and completely ignored…I mean, it’s what we’ve come to expect from the Church. But the antics of this predatory, closeted scumbag are now out in the open, and watching the Church squirm and scramble to handle yet another P.R. mess is damn fine entertainment in my book.
A French priest who has written disparagingly about gay people and acted as a counselor to student and novice priests struggling with their sexuality has been accused of having sex with male clients. Monsignor Tony Anatrella – who earlier this year told new Bishops they are not obligated to report a suspected abuser to authorities – is still regularly consulted on matters of sexuality by the Vatican.
One of his accusers said that Anatrella engaged in various sex acts with him in the Monsignor’s Paris office, with the activity allegedly occurring up until a few years ago. Daniel Lamarca claims Anatrella said he could rid him of his “pseudo-homosexuality” by performing sex acts.
So he’s using the “like cures like” method to basically wank the gay out of someone. Damn, those priests are really getting creative!