Louisiana Bishop ADMITS Active Priest Should Not be Alone with Kids, but INSISTS he is Still a Priest ‘In Good Standing’

After reports of Louisiana priest Fr. Mikel Polson’s inappropriate behavior with teen boys, his bishop was caught on audio admitting he should not be alone with children — but still defending him as a priest in good standing.

The Society of St. Peter Damian (SSPD), a group of lay investigators in the diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana, is pressing their bishop, Bp. Douglas Deshotel, to take action to protect the families in his diocese and get help for a priest that has been accused of committing numerous boundary violations with teen boys in his care.

Church Militant contacted SSPD and spoke to Quinn Hebert, the media relations representative, and Peter Youngblood, one of the three men who recorded their conversation with Bp. Deshotel.

Hebert pointed us to their mission statement that explains they are fed up with the sexual and financial corruption “which is rampant” in the Church and by exposing it, “the laity and the hierarchy might work towards a thorough cleansing of our Holy Mother Church.”

“Our work is rooted in a love for Jesus Christ and His Church, and we continually pray for Her restoration,” it continues.

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