Great moments in journalism: priest fathers a child, newspaper smirks

From the New York Daily News, and reporter Lee Moran, here’s my nominee for the cheesiest Catholic news story of the year.  Moran should have his knuckles rapped with a ruler, and his editor should be forced to stay after class and clean the blackboard.

Take a look: 

A Catholic priest in California is about to be another kind of father — after he unleashed his unholy spirit and begot a child.

Father Daniel McFalls quit his job at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stockton after he was led into temptation and broke his vow of celibacy.

The popular preacher stunned his congregation by revealing in a letter that he will be swapping cassocks and communion cups for sleepless nights and dirty diapers.

“A child will soon be born, and I am the baby’s father,” he wrote.

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