The Devil Opie and Anthony made me do it.
Santorum to blame this on Massachusetts:
A Roman Catholic monsignor named in court papers as “the other man” in a divorce case resigned Thursday as rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York archdiocese said.
Cardinal Edward Egan accepted Msgr. Eugene Clark’s resignation from the key church position despite the 79-year-old Clark’s denials that he has been carrying on an affair with his 46-year-old private secretary, the church said.
“He offered his resignation for the good of Saint Patrick’s and the Archdiocese,” the statement said. “He will not be celebrating Mass or the sacraments publicly until this matter has been resolved.”
Clark has been rector of St. Patrick’s in midtown Manhattan since 2001 and had often celebrated Mass there when the cardinal was away. A strong proponent of traditional morality, he blamed the church’s sex-abuse scandal in 2002 on “the campaign of liberal America against celibacy.”
Clark videotaped leaving hotel with secretary
Clark was named in divorce papers filed last week in Family Court in White Plains by Philip DeFilippo, 46, who said that a private investigator taped his wife, Laura, and the monsignor entering and leaving a Long Island hotel last month. The videotape was shown Monday to New York City newspapers.
DeFilippo also said that the DeFilippos’ teenage daughter was exposed to the relationship.
I don’t suppose Brian Florence and Loretta Harper will be getting a letter of apology from Msgr. Clark, although in defense of Clark, you gotta admit, Laura DeFilippo is kind of hot. Msgr. Clark must have hired her off of that Catholic MILF site.