‘Nothing newsworthy to report’: Diocese defends employing priest who threatened rape, says he has recovered

‘Nothing newsworthy to report’: Diocese defends employing priest who threatened rape, says he has recovered November 29, 2018

The lead paragraph from the AP report on a priest in Sioux City:

A Roman Catholic diocese on Wednesday defended its decision to continue employing a priest who told police he was trying to rape a woman when he was arrested naked in an Iowa mall in 2013.

You’ll want to read the whole story, which describes how this priest met with a woman at a bakery, announced he was going to masturbate, took of his pants, and chased the woman to her car, where he continually screamed threats of rape.

The conclusion:

[Father] Wind received counseling and medical treatment for mental illness and “has since provided exemplary spiritual and priestly care to his parishioners,” the diocese said. Wind is on medication and follows “a lifestyle regimen that enables him to function without problems,” the statement said.


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