A priest ordained in 2017 for the diocese of Cleveland, Ohio just had his bond related to child porn charges tripled.
Geauga County Judge Terri Stupica raised the bond from $50,000 to $150,000 for Fr. Robert McWilliams owing to recent charges from multiple counties following his arrest last month. Stupica also ordered that McWilliams, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, avoid contact with any juveniles and be outfitted with a GPS ankle monitor if he’s released.
In view of such recent cases following last year’s so-called “summer of shame,” Michael Voris, senior executive producer at Church Militant, asks whether U.S. seminaries need a spiritual overhaul.
“If everything is so much better now and the problems in seminary are all resolved as we keep being told,” asked Voris, “then how did this guy get through so recently?”
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