Rev. Michael Jude Fay Archive

The Advocate
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July 30, 2006
'The truth is tough' for parishioners at St. John's
It was a day of anger but also a day of recovery, officials at St. John's parish said yesterday.

July 17, 2006
Darien case spotlights church problem
Money goes missing from an affluent Catholic church in Fairfield County. Parish insiders suspect the pastor. They take the matter to the Diocese of Bridgeport.

July 16, 2006
Priest was open about relationship
The Rev. Michael Jude Fay, who resigned as pastor from St. John Roman Catholic Church in May amid accusations he stole at least $200,000 from the parish, and wedding planner Cliff Martell appeared with other couples in the January-February issue of Philadelphia Style magazine -- dubbed the "sexiest issue ever" -- answering the question, "Where was your most romantic Philadelphia dining experience?"

June 18, 2006
Bookkeeper details priest's spending spree
The Darien priest who resigned last month amid allegations that he stole at least $200,000 from church coffers repeatedly refused to show credit card bills to the parish accountant, the church bookkeeper said.

June 4, 2006
Diocese taps new pastor

One of Bishop William Lori's "closest advisers" will be taking over as head of the Darien parish rocked by allegations that its former pastor used church money to support a lavish lifestyle with another man.

May 25, 2006
Parishioners want whistle-blowing priest to remain
Now that a Darien priest has blown the whistle on his boss accused of stealing church money, parishioners worry the priest will be let go once the scandal dies down.

May 24, 2006
Priest admits hiring P.I.
Parishioners at St. John Roman Catholic Church came out in force yesterday to support a beloved parish priest after he admitted he helped hire a private eye to find out why the church - in one of the wealthiest towns in the country - was losing money.

May 23, 2006
Text of priest's letter
From the official Web site of the Diocese of Bridgeport

May 22, 2006
Bishop offers an apology to parishioners
Bishop William Lori yesterday apologized to parishioners of St. John Roman Catholic Church for a scandal involving their priest and vowed that the Bridgeport Diocese will investigate the church's finances.

May 18, 2006
Darien priest resigns amid probe
The pastor of a Darien church has resigned after an investigation into the church's finances, the Diocese of Bridgeport announced yesterday.


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