Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rev Thomas Williams who preaches morality on TV confesses to fathering love child

The Legion of Christ religious order, still reeling from revelations that its late founder was a paedophile, has been hit by another scandal after their most famous priest confessed to fathering a child several years ago.

Rev. Thomas Williams, a moral theologian, lecturer and high-profile TV personality, said in a statement he was ‘truly sorry to everyone who is hurt by this revelation’.

Williams apologised for the 'grave transgression' against his vow of celibacy saying he would take a year off to reflect on his commitments as a priest as he sought ‘guidance on how to make up for my errors’.

The revelations raise questions about why the Legion didn't remove him from teaching morality or speaking publicly about ethics when they knew he had fathered a child. Read More