Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Priest charged with buying cocaine

Police announced yesterday that a 50-year-old Scranton-area priest was arrested on Jan. 30, after he allegedly bought some coke in North Philadelphia.
Narcotics cops stopped James B. Shimsky in his Jeep Liberty on 5th Street near Westmoreland, moments after he made the purchase, police said.
Shimsky, pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in Scott Township, Lackawanna County, had a "small quantity" of cocaine, and was charged with possessing a controlled substance, police said. William Genello, spokesman for the Diocese of Scranton, said Shimsky was placed on a leave of absence on Feb. 1.
How many Hail Marys does one have to say as penance for purchasing a wee bit of cocaine? The ironic thing is that his dealer's name is Jesus, weird huh?

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