Sister Jac saw this and sent me the link.
A Franciscan friar has a romantic relationship with a woman. They have a son together, and he stays in his order. She successfully petitions the Franciscans for child support, signs a confidentiality agreement, and she raises the son — and three children from a previous marriage.
And then she gets cancer, and the son — who has never called his father “Dad” — gets cancer, and the bills mount, and the mother has broken her silence in an attempt to get more financial help.
The priest insists he’s done no wrong. He says, in regard to himself and his church:’
“We’ve been very caring, very supportive, very generous over these 20-something years. It’s very tragic what’s going on with Nathan, but, you know?”
UPDATE: The priest has been suspended.