Chicago Priest Terminated After Arrest for Public Sex Act

Chicago Priest Terminated After Arrest for Public Sex Act September 5, 2018
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Catholic Priests are having a tough time staying out of the news these days. Sex scandals are blowing up all over the country. If that wasn’t hard enough for the leadership to manage, now two priests were arrested for getting busy in public. Officers found the two men performing sexual acts on one another on Ocean Drive in Miami, Florida. The archdiocese has removed them from ministry.

Cardinal Blase Cupich said that Diego Berrio a pastor at Mision San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights, Illinois was removed from the ministry. Diego also withdrew his faculties to minister in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

A second Priest from Colombia, Edwin Giraldo-Cortez, who worked for one month in August in Chicago, will no longer be allowed to minister in Chicago.

All of this started when police noticed two men in a car on Ocean Drive in Miami. The police located the men at 3:20 pm on Monday, September 3rd in a car parked on the side of the road. When police arrived, they found Giraldo-Cortez and Berrio performing sex acts one another.

Officers asked the men to roll their window down. Once the window was down, officers noticed that one of the men had their penis exposed. Their car was in full view of passers-by. The car did not have tinted windows.

Authorities arrested the Berrio for Lewd and lascivious behavior. Giraldo-Cortez received a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct and indecent exposure.

The Cardinal from Chicago was quick to make a statement to the press. He said:

“It is our responsibility to ensure those who serve our people are fit for ministry. We take this matter very seriously and will provide updates as they become available.”

Interesting how the Catholic church seems to have double standards regarding sex crimes. When two gay priests perform sex acts on one another, the church removes them from their positions. However, priests that rape children can continue to work for the church at different parishes. Perhaps this is in line with the statements of a Bishop in Madison who said the real problem of the church was the homosexual subculture.

The church seems to have different approaches in how they handle sexual acts of two consenting adults and rape. While the two men committed a crime, their crimes are hardly at the level of abusing and raping children.

The Catholic Church leaders are hypocrites in their management of the sexual acts as priests.

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  • Etranger

    It is a shame they could not have gotten busy at the rectory. How sad to have to suppress one’s natural urges and desires like this. There is nothing wrong with wanting a nice bj from time to time:)

  • Raging Bee

    Why did those priests not get the memo?! Sex between consenting adults is forbidden, especially when the feelings are admitted in public; but abusing minors in secret is perfectly okay.

  • The Bofa on the Sofa

    When two gay priests get caught by the police performing sex acts on one another, the church removes them from their positions.

    I have modified your statement to highlight the difference.

  • Yes, it’s incredibly hypocritical. So as long as no one finds out – it’s ok.

  • Benjamin Muller

    The church seems to have different approaches in how they handle sexual acts of two consenting adults and rape. While the two men committed a crime, their crimes are hardly at the level of abusing and raping children.

    Dogmatic thinking in action. “morality” rooted in dogma almost always produces immoral actions. Ironically, that was a lesson touched on in their own scriptures, in the gospels… the Pharisees as described in their scriptures were all jacked up because of that phenomenon. Today’s Christians are too.

  • Jim Jones

    The Catholic Church leaders are hypocrites. in their management of the sexual acts as priests

  • Jim Jones

    Motel 6 is always available.

  • Mike Panic

    Because sex between consenting adults is an abomination to the church. Child rape, however, remains a sacrament,. Had one been a 10 year old by the church would be defending the priest with ever tool in it arsenal.

  • Daffodil

    3 pm in public?!? Not even trying to hide it? Bizarre! And of course there are different standards. Children can be convinced to stay silent. Adults, especially stupid ones like these that don’t even try to hide it, not so much. This church is rotten to the core.