Las Vegas Catholic priest Kevin McAuliffe admitted to stealing USD 650,000 from church funds during a court hearing Friday.
McAuliffe, 58, took the money over a period of eight years from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church. The money was quietly taken from funds for votive candles, mission, and the gift shop, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The priest pleaded guilty Friday in the U.S. District Court in Las Vegas to three counts of mail fraud, U.S. attorney Daniel Bogden said. He could face up to 60 years in federal prison and USD 750,000 in fines at sentencing hearing, set for Jan. 6.
“The diocese and parish have been cooperating fully with federal authorities,” diocese Bishop Joseph Pepe said in a statement. He said the church administrators were “fully engaged in the handling of this matter internally.”
The catholic priest, who was second to Las Vegas Bishop Joseph Pepe, is listed on the Diocese website as “on administrative leave.” He was been relieved of Diocese duties four months ago.
His attorney, Margaret Stanish, said that her client is sorry for the hurt he caused, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
McAuliffe has been parish priest at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church since 1997. The parish is one of the largest church congregations in Nevada, with more than 10,000 families.
Source: Christian Post
60 years in prison, is any day better than eternity in Hell. Parts of the US Legal system is also built on Satanic non forgiveness. Like:
Who “deserve” 60 years in prison, for stealing money?
How many thief’s will be given a chance and ability to live in freedom, after 60 years beyond bars?
Before I was saved, I did a lot of mistakes. Even after I surrendered to Jesus of the Bible, I have also done plenty of wrongs. I am constantly in need of mercy, and have to be merciful. Just like Jesus is merciful.
But I do not feel pity for a Roman Catholic priest who robbed 650.000 dollar from his own Church. He robbed almost every day for eight years. He robbed while he preached, and did completely reject Jesus the Messiah, the savior He was suppose to promote.
While he robbed, he taught Papal doctrines that are hellish, and lead people into deception. The Bible says false teachers shall be judged in the most stern ways.
I pray that this Roman Catholic priest will beg Jesus for mercy, for misleading others, and for making them Sons and daughters of Hell. Just like He him self is a son of Hell.
Without repentance, no one will be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Mercy will be shown to the merciful. Amen.
Jesus the Messiah. Help me to always tell the truth, and have mercy on my soul. Amen.
Paul the Apostles is very strict in how we as Christians shall relate to all who claim to be believers, but make a mockery out of the true faith by their actions.
1 Corinthians 5:11
But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
This instruction is something we all have to reflect on:
Written by Ivar
Thank you for writing this article.
The priest who officiated my husband’s and mine wedding in 2000 also recently plead guilty to theft from his parishioners. See link here: http://www.writeonnewjersey.com/2010/11/another-roman-catholic-priest-admits-guilt/.
My associations with this priest (& then many other things that occurred post-2000) was the beginning of my eyes being opened to the deceptions of catholicism. I am AMAZED how catholics are blinded to the autrocities their own church commits. They make so many excuses for her, in their blindness. I do NOT judge them (as I was once one of them), and I thank my God for “bringing me out” of her. No man shall I follow.
Bad priests are not the Church. Jesus chose Judas and made him one of his 12, yet he betrayed him as well. Until you know the real Truth of the Catholic Church, and not judge it by a few bad priests or even bad bishops, you will always be in the blind. Go search the Early Patristic Fathers of the Church. They will tell you about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, confession to priests, the washing away of sin in Baptism. When you start to interpret the Bible by yourself, you get 20,000 differing denominations who disagree on everything. There must be an authority, and only the Catholic Church has an unbroken line to the Apostles to have that authority. “whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Mt. 18:18
Dear Ed, Ed and JM.
Shalom, and love in Jesus.
There are two Ed’s here. That makes sense to me, JM: Maybe I requested you to make an apology to the wrong Ed?
The Ed that defends the Papacy, do not need any particular apology. He live in error, and deny the Bible as the highest authority in regards to the Christian faith. The Roman Catholic religion is not bringing anyone to Heaven, but rather towards the pits of Hell. Please repent, before it is to late.