November 24, 2012
One would hate to think that the theft from two churches was led by a nun. Yet that certainly appears to be the case after two New York churches were robbed of more than $100,000.
As reported by the Buffalo News, police have charged Sister Mary Anne Rapp , a nun, of stealing more than $100,000 from... [More]
September 17, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the butler for the Pope who was arrested for stealing. Stealing money from God’s coffers most certainly is a sin. All theft is illegal and also a sin.
Now comes the story of a finance executive who linked her $900,000 embezzlement from the Philadelphia ar... [More]
August 31, 2012
One of the safest places I could have imagined has been burgled? I would make you guess, but if you read the headline you already know. The Vatican is the location and the thief turns out to have been the Pope’s butler.
A Vatican judge ordered Pope Benedict XVI's former butler and another V... [More]
August 2, 2012
I am a firm believer in practicing what you preach. Who does more preaching than a Catholic priest? The answer is most-likely, no one. Yet somehow one of God’s ministers did the unthinkable – he broke one of the sacred 10 Commandments.
Giuseppe Savaia is a priest at St. Claire's Catholi... [More]
April 27, 2012
Why would a nun steal? If a nun was stealing what do you think she stole?
There is no doubt the Catholic Church and some of the priests have had some very bad publicity over the years. The nuns, however, seemed to have lived good, clean lives. Until now that is!
An 80-year old Spanish nun has been... [More]
March 20, 2012
In one of the most bizarre thefts I have read about in many moons, a church in Ireland is reporting the theft of a preserved 12th century heart – the heart of St. Laurence O’Toole.
Christ Church Cathedral describes the theft as "completely bizarre" from the Cathedral in Dublin. In... [More]
February 19, 2012
We all have secrets. This includes devout Roman Catholics. For some of our sins, confession alone may not save our souls. Stealing of course violates one of the sacred 10 Commandments. Stealing from the house of God, well, let’s let Him be the Judge.
The New York Times reports that a woman wh... [More]
February 7, 2012
Priests by their vocation should be pillars of society. Why then are there blog entries all the time on the discretions of the church’s most vaunted individuals? Here is another story from the Washington Post which unfortunately shines a negative light on God’s stewards.
Monsignor Kevin... [More]
January 5, 2012
Theft is never a good thing. But sometimes a theft can have unintended positive consequences. Such is the case with a theft a precious relic from an Abbey in England last week.
The shocking theft of an ancient relic from an abbey has boosted the number of people visiting the historic site.
A gold ... [More]
January 4, 2012
Not even Charles Dickens could have imagined an act so Scrooge-like. It is especially so since it happened during the joyous season celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior!
A brazen thief or thieves stole as much as $25,000 in cash and checks Christmas Day from a church here, jolting a congreg... [More]