“Ex-Los Banos priest charged in child porn case in Merced County — again” & related articles

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Merced Sun-Star

May 03, 2017 4:07 PM

2 Responses to “Ex-Los Banos priest charged in child porn case in Merced County — again” & related articles

  1. Sylvia says:

    There are articles posted here when Father Gamel was charged before. I opted to add a few of those to ensure people know the background of this repeat offender.

    Note the comment from the Chancellor of the Fesno diocese: “Generally speaking, a priest can be called to live out a life of prayer and penance which involves no form of public ministry or it may be recommended that he is laicized, which is a very complicated, lengthy process that returns him to the state of the laity.”

    Note particularity “it may be recommended that he is laicized, which is a very complicated, lengthy process.”

    Oh my, such a terribly complicated and onerous task indeed!!!!

    Best then to get at it right away, right?

    All of that aside, please read the articles. Note that on a search of Gamels home in August 2015 police found, among other things a box of CDs: “many involving erotic-themed male muscle and bodybuilding films .”

    Note too the reference to hugging, rubbing and touching young men.

  2. Mike Fitzgerald says:

    Couldn’t agree more, Sylvia! I do not understand why the church makes up such lame excuses for not doing the right thing.
    This man continues to make a mockery and a sacrilege of the sacraments. Mike.

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