Church Investigating Irish Priest's Gay Porn Gaffe 

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com April 03 2012 2:22 PM ET

Catholic Church officials are investigating a recent incident in Northern Ireland where a priest inadvertently showed gay porn images during a PowerPoint presentation to parents of children preparing for their first communion.

Irish cardinal Sean Brady said in a Monday statement that the images were “immediately removed from the screen” and that the priest claims not to have been aware that the material had been in the presentation.

Via CNN:

The church reported the incident to police, but it appears a prosecution is not being considered.

Brady's statement said: "The archdiocese immediately sought the advice of the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) who indicated that, on the basis of the evidence available, no crime had been committed."

According to Brady: "The priest is cooperating with an investigation of the matter on the part of the archdiocese."

Police spoke with CNN on Monday, saying: "The incident has been reported to us, we have advised that no criminal offences have been disclosed at this time -- and anything else is a matter for the CCMS (Council for Catholic Maintained Schools) or the diocese."






(Read the full CNN report here.)