Judas Priest's 'What Would Jesus Steal?'

Priest Accused of Stealing from Collection Plate Back in Court

from NY1

New York - A priest is scheduled to be arraigned in Queens Friday on charges he stole thousands of dollars from a church.

John Johnston, 64, is accused of stealing about $60-$100 a week from the collection plate of a church in Bethpage, Long Island, where he worked intermittently for over two decades, adding up to a total of $80,000.

Police investigating harassing phone calls made to Brooklyn's Bishop Loughlin High School arrested Johnston at his apartment in Jackson Heights on Tuesday, after they found a handgun with an expired license and thousands of dollars of allegedly stolen cash.

Police also discovered what they described as Nazi paraphernalia, including helmets and daggers. Johnston had three handguns in his apartment, all purchased legally, but the permit for one of them had expired, police said.

Officials at Bishop Loughlin complained to police that Johnston had been making "personally offensive" phone calls to the school switchboard since August. Johnston had a longstanding disagreement with the Order of Christian Brothers, who teaches at the school, according to law enforcement sources.

Johnston is being held on $1,000 bail and will be back in Brooklyn court Oct. 14. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

NJ Priest Pleads Guilty to Parish Theft

from 1010 Wins

TRENTON, N.J. - A retired priest who ran St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church in Trenton for 18 years pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $140,000 from his parish.

Rev. Henry Felix Schabowski, 71, pleaded guilty in state Superior Court to one count of third-degree theft by unlawful taking. The plea agreement indicates he will be sentenced to noncustodial probation on April 7.

Mercer County prosecutors said Schabowski wrote checks on the church's account to pay for his credit card bills, travel expenses to Poland and Mexico, dental work, auto repairs, and taxes on his Middlesex County home. Prosecutors said he has already repaid the money he stole.


Blogger Greg said...

Title shoud read CHICKEN SHIT WONDER, I HAVE NO BALLS. Isn't it covenient to point here and point there. As a Christian I'm telling you that we don't need cowards like you anyways. Go watch martha with your other girly boys and maybe the gay news will tell you of a new BIG BANG here comes the monkey man. I'm going to fight the good fight , you keep crying poor me , what,s in it for me. Anybody can talk bad, BUT only the strong can do good.

February 27, 2006 12:12 AM  
Blogger Darren said...

Is that what Jesus would say? Apparently not. I just googled it, and "chicken shit" isn't even in the Bible. And when used that way, it's "chickenshit", one-word, like "dumbshit." As in, "I'm a chickenshit for hiding behind a religion to practice my bigotry."

Typical for Christians to defend themselves by simply attacking those who point out their evils. Evil is as evil does. Nice defense. Now shoo.

February 27, 2006 12:44 AM  
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