The priest denies having the affair, but a parishioner claims to have overheard an incriminating phone call involving the priest over a baby monitor. The priest claims use of the baby monitor in this manner is a form of illegal wiretapping.
A telephone call intercepted by a baby monitor, charges of an affair and a long-running war of words between a Roman Catholic priest and disgruntled parishioners has rocked a church in Buffalo and could land the participants in court.
The Rev. Thomas Rayar resigned Friday from the Church of St. Francis Xavier, but not until he had sued 11 members of the congregation for defamation of character, saying that they "threatened to publicly humiliate me" at a sit-in scheduled for Sunday.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Priest Sues Parish
In Buffalo, MN, a priest alleged by parishioners to have had an affair sues the church as he leaves: