We found out on Sunday that one of the priests that has been saying Mass at our parish is not a priest at all. He is a Catholic lay person. Our pastor met him at a local hospital when one of our elderly priest’s was sick. He was presenting himself as a chaplain and had been working at the hospital for quite some time. We have 6 Masses on Sunday and he offered to help out. He presented the proper documents that all looked completely genuine to our pastor. He’s been saying Mass at our parish on and off since January. He also has been hearing confessions.:eek: My husband actually had him in confession once. Nothing would have clued you in that there was something wrong with this guy. He seemed very warm, friendly, gave good homilies etc. My husband said he gave good advice in confession.
Someone recognized him just this past week and reported him to the archdiocese. He has also been doing “last rites” with dying and sick patients at the local hospital.
It is shocking to say the least.