TX - Austin priest masturbates on plane & gets arrested

TX - Austin priest masturbates on plane & gets arrested

An Austin priest has been arrested in Denver for masturbating to porn on an airplane. He is Fr. Daniel Drinan who was removed from his post in Austin in 2002 after an allegation of sexual contact with a minor was brought forward.

Drinan is apparently not functioning as a priest right now. But he's still on the church payroll, and we strongly doubt if he's being supervised in any meaningful way.

This case shows - once again - that pedophile priests often re-offend or commit other sex crimes in part because their bishops do the bare minimum. Bishops should house and monitor these dangerous men, and work hard to find others who saw, suspected or suffered their crimes, so they might be prosecuted and kept away from kids.

Given his pattern of inappropriate and illegal behavior, we urge Austin Bishop Joe Vasquez to seek out others in his diocese who may have been hurt by Drinan, but scared to come forward. Due to Drinan’s bizarre and unhealthy sexual impropriety, we strongly suspect that similar situations have occurred before.

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  • commented 2015-11-24 19:44:36 -0600
    The secret lives of priests continue to emerge.
  • commented 2015-11-24 19:26:05 -0600
  • commented 2012-09-12 17:26:53 -0500
    Some males are plain ole nasty! Others predatory. Still others are dissociated and their sexuality is split off waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out in left field. From time to time, they take leave of their bodies and venture out into the ozone and don’t come back until the dirty deed is done. A few even report that have no recollection what they done did? yup…people are a bit different from one another!

    I would love to spend a month with il papa to find out what he’s about in the sexuality department. Most likely he’s out to lunch!
  • commented 2012-09-12 14:37:22 -0500
    In public,like Pee Wee Herman? Oh, as long as you don’t get caught , it’s OK? I’m sure this has been going on since the boys found their wee wee’s….Have they no Shame in a public place.? Emily Post’s grandaughter needs to write a new book on the Etiquit of sexual berings in public.
  • commented 2012-09-12 14:36:15 -0500
    In public,like Pee Wee Herman? Oh, as long as you don’t get caught , it’s OK? I’m sure this has been going on since the boys found their wee wee’s….Have they no Shame in a public place.? Emily Post’s grandaughter needs to write a new book on the Etiquit of sexual berings in public.
  • commented 2012-09-12 14:00:02 -0500
  • commented 2012-09-12 13:43:05 -0500
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