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Catholic Priest Caught on Video Snorting Cocaine Surrounded by Nazi Memorabilia

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    A Catholic Priest has denied he is a Nazi after being caught on camera snorting a line of cocaine surrounded by World War II memorabilia. Father Stephen Crossan was videoed diving head first into lines of what appeared to be the class A drug at his home on the grounds of St Patrick's Church in Banbridge, Northern Ireland.

    A video obtained by the Sun on Sunday newspaper shows the 37-year-old seated in the kitchen before rising and making his way around the table where there are lines of white powder racked up on a plate. He appears to say "I shouldn't" before snorting the substance through a rolled-up £10 note.

    A source told the newspaper that Crossan and a group of friends made their way back to the house after they were booted out of a nearby party. There they were apparently stunned by Crossan's collection of Nazi memorabilia as well as his drug use.

    "The house was lovely but we were stunned to see the Nazi stuff. It was all over the house," said one source according to the newspaper. "At one point Stephen put on a cap and did the Nazi salute. It's shocking. He's supposed to be an upstanding member of society. He shouldn't be taking drugs."

    Despite the historical hoard, Crossan insisted he was not a Nazi. "I'm no Nazi. I collect historical stuff. There's stuff there from every country," he told the paper. The Sun on Sunday reported that Crossan has since "left the church", and said he was suffering depression at the time of the incident.

    The Father Crossan's diocese was not available for comment at the time of publication.

    By Lewis Dean - IBT/Feb. 28, 2016
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


  1. ianzombie
    The first thing this made me think of was Fr. Ted (Irish TV comedy)
    Poor Frank Kelly (Fr. Jack) died today, coincidentally 18 years to the day that Dermot Morgan (Fr. Ted) died.



    Seems our Irish Priests were years ahead of their time :)
  2. prescriptionperil
    I can't take this too seriously, despite being a lapsed Catholic, who married a secular Jew. We had Monsignor Meth in Conn, who has appeared on DF's news, previously. Oh God, I shouldn't, the last thing some Catholic's state before sinning.

    They may have been, Ian.
  3. Nosferatus
    It's perfectly possible he's not actually a Nazi sympathizer, people say and do silly things under the influence of stimulants all the time, I created a thread a while ago regarding certain taboo subjects, including Nazism, being a common obsession of methamphetamine users. As for the use itself, give the guy a break, people in positions of trust are still just people, everyone is entitled to a private life.
  4. prescriptionperil
    Well, to lead a bunch of churches and laundry money through porn shops, as Monsignor Meth took a vow of celibacy. Own time, you wanted to be a priest. Incidentally, Mon. Meth is a model prisoner. Not sure Nazism was his kink, but he had
  5. Nosferatus
    ^^Is involvement with porn breaking that vow? At any rate, I doubt the Catholic Church specifically forbids the use of cocaine any more than it's forbidden for anyone else. My point isn't that what he did is a good thing, it's that people have unreasonable expectations, they expect those in authority to be more than human.
  6. Emilita
    Nos lm sorry but
    No - l expect those in authority to act with integrity. Fantastic article for BT2H to add to the forum.

    I personally find it offensive that the Catholic Church has expectations that abortion should be illegal, using condoms isn't condoned and expecting donations when they are the richest religious organization in the world.

    I don't think it's cool he had nazi memorabilia and is doing lines of cocaine.

    If they are going to preach about how individuals should live their lives then they and turn around at the same time and do drugs and have 'memorabilia' of that nature.

    A quote to consider, said by Pope John Paul II
    This isn't my personal opinion on drugs but just food for thought when considering the status Fr. Stephen Cossan holds.

    Catholic Church view on the Nazi and the Holocaust:

    Reference: http://www.catholiceducation.org/en...where-the-church-draws-the-line-on-drugs.html
    Reference: http://tech.mit.edu/V118/N13/bvatican.13w.html
  7. Nosferatus
    There's a difference between core church doctrine and generally accepted morality, I'm sorry to say that no leader genuinely acts with complete integrity, that's not even the criteria of a competent leader, a good leader knows how to guide others, he doesn't necessarily abide by his own guidance.
  8. Beenthere2Hippie
    This is an interesting point, Nosferatus, but I think it important that we keep this thread, which is this particular priest and not the church in general; that's a whole other topic, meant for another thread. Thanks and appreciated.
  9. Emilita
    Good points Nos and also good point too BT2H sorry if my post did a little discourse off the thread topic.

    I did a little look into Father Crossan and another news article stated:

    Author: Sam Tonkin
    Source: Daily Mail UK
    Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...om-Nazi-memorabilia-house-church-grounds.html

    Atleast is being supported by the church and also from the snippet l found it shows he wasn't currently acting as a father of the Catholic Church so it makes me wonder should his actions in his personal life or decisions he makes me used against him because of his title?

    Also if he is suffering from depression does that also mean he is fully accountable?

    I don't know, it's food for thought but and makes me wonder.

    Anyway once again sorry if l took the thread off topic and hopefully this puts it back on topic :)
  10. Beenthere2Hippie
    No problem. I fully understand how easy a meaty subject can pull people off topic, because I'm one of those people myself. lol I also think the Catholic Church is an interesting subject as well...and will leave that there...

    Thank you for the additional news, Emilita. It's much appreciated, and gives weight to the story in general. Always a good thing. :)
  11. prescriptionperil
    And, the Vatican gives a sigh of relief, as no children are involved. Sorry, B.

    And, Brazilians may practice birth control to keep from spreading this current virus. The Pope.
  12. Nosferatus
    ^^I like Pope Francis, he seems to grasp that religion must change with the times to remain relevant.
  13. prescriptionperil
    As do I, he's a good man. It was a bad joke.
  14. D0pe
    Good and just people in positions of authority only get in trouble when they get caught or confess which is still getting caught IMO.. I can imagine that allot of people in positions of leadership have secrets and might be ashamed of certain aspects. Sure the Church is allot more strict but i am also under the opinion that people should have their privacy..

    Now is it ok to Snort Cocaine ? Depends on who you ask.. We are taught to think that it is wrong just as others are taught that certain other thing are wrong.. So i suppose it is very subjective in ways.. Depends on who you ask..:)

    And the Nazi thing.. I use to know a 83 year old Professor who was also apart of the local historical society. He collected Nazi stuff, Old pictures, Letters and ledgers framed from the KKK.. He was a dedicated Catholic who payed more than double of what is required to tithe. ( Basically adding 20% of his income to the collection plate )..

    I never asked him why he collected this stuff... And yes i do remember him doing a Hitler Salute to a framed stamp of Adolph Hitler as he talked about it and the history. Now if he was hoped up on cocaine or drunk then it might of seemed a bit more dramatic but it was of course not.

    When things Involve Cocaine , Hitler and the Catholic Church then it is bound to get ugly on some level. Some people are held more accountable , Others no so much..
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