Fr. Michael Bechard’s Facebook/Twitter pages: are they appropriate for a Catholic priest?

Warning: the following post contains graphic images and vulgar/obscene language. 

Fr. Micheal Bechard is a priest for the Diocese of London, Ontario. Facebook is a very public social networking site. His Facebook page contains amongst other things: the support of dissenting nuns,  nude (what some would consider homoerotic) images,  images and links that contain vulgar expletives such as “sh_t” and “assh_les”, links to youtube videos by someone known as “The Rebel Fag”, (these videos contain the image of a muscular young man; again usually known in as “homoerotic”) … On his Twitter page he has retweets containing the swear word: “fu_k”.

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Michael Bechard as Diocesan Director of Liturgy

We report; you decide:

Is it appropriate for a Catholic priest to advocate and sign a petition in favour of dissent?

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Is it appropriate for a Catholic priest to link to op-eds, articles on so-called “gay rights” that affirm the homosexual lifestyle?

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Is it appropriate for a Catholic priest to endorse the dissenter on homosexuality, Timothy Radcliffe?

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Is it appropriate for a Catholic priest to use the word “fu_k”?

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Is it appropriate for a Catholic priest to use the word “sh-t”? here….

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…. and retweet “sh_t” here?

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Is it appropriate for a Catholic priest to use the word “assh-les”?

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Is it appropriate for a Catholic priest to link to youtube videos containing a “homoerotic” image by “The Rebel Fag”; with the vulgar addition of: “dance your asses off”?

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Is it appropriate for a Catholic priest to upload a link to a video with a song from an album whose title is taken from the homosexual sado-masochistic and bondage parade, known as the “Folsom Street Fair”?

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Is it appropriate for a Catholic priest to upload homoerotic images to his Facebook page?

 

 

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Is it appropriate for a Catholic priest to question blogs because they uphold Catholic moral teachings on sexuality?

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To conclude: is it appropriate for this same Catholic priest to be appointed and remain as director of liturgy of a diocese? Is it appropriate for this same priest to be designated by the bishop as the authority on placement of the Tabernacle?Is it appropriate for this same priest to hold public ministry?

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