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WFSB: St. Paul in Chains Church Target of Child-Porn Probe

Bishop Michael Cote accepts the resignation of Father Dennis Carey, although no further details were released.

WFSB-TV is reporting that state police seized a computer at as part of an investigation into possible child pornography, and Father Dennis Carey has resigned.

The news report said a computer was seized Thursday at the Waterford church, and Carey resigned, effective immediately. According to the article, a letter to members in the church by Most Reverend Michael Cote, Bishop of Norwich, said, "I have received and accepted the resignation of your pastor, Father Dennis Carey. His resignation is effective immediately."

According to the news report, nobody has been arrested and state police are calling the matter part of a criminal investigation. The television station said church goers will get a letter during masses this weekend.

A call by Patch to the Roman Catholic church was not immediately returned. We will continue to follow this story.

a friend July 02, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Father Carey is innocent until proven guilty and the article never states he touched a child. All it mentioned was a computer. Please dont make your own news stories people. And the reason he would step down as pastor to the church immediately would be to protect those who go to the church from the press. Father is a friend of mine. We all fall from Grace. Look inside yourself before you cast stones at someone else. Until proven guilty, he is innocent in the eyes of the law. Father is an advocate of many good things. Easy people.
a friend July 02, 2012 at 01:28 PM
He is a pretty outspoken man... and not afraid to speak his mind... who knows... I will support him until I have a reason not to... : )
Ryan Rieb July 02, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Well said.
just a mom July 02, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I agree, I think it could have something to do with a failed DCF case, and we will not know until investigators do their job, honestly I pray. Again, when he reached out to DCF head, he was told to butt out. Could this be game playing, retribution? Or possibly some agency finally took the case to heart and might be asking for his records on it?
Arthur Banks July 04, 2012 at 02:31 PM
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities."-Revelation 18:4 The "her" referred to here is a church. The warning is to get out as fast as you can. These churches-all of them-are full of lustful people. This not against the Catholic church but against all churches. The true church is in God's word the Bible.

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