Thursday, September 11, 2008

File this Under "Go Figure!"

Warning, reading this story out of Champaign, IL may cause a desire to pray for all involved.

Priest Accused of Dealing Cocaine
Reported by: Cortney Hall
Thursday, Sep 11, 2008 @06:37pm CST

Police searched the rectory and the Newman Center where Father Layden's office is.

Some students saw the police cars last night but could never imagine why they were here.

It's a drug bust in the most unlikely place with an even more unlikely suspect.

“It just kind of makes you wonder when you are going to church are you really listening to a guy that really believes in God,” says Brett Calvert a student who lives in Newman Hall. “You have to wonder a little bit.”

Calvert saw the whole thing as it unfolded.

“Last night I had a meeting at 9 pm and when I walked out of Newman there were two cop cars.”

They were there to arrest a popular priest in a dorm that touts itself as a moral place.It’s an incident that has a lot of students worried about what's going to happen next.

“I know he's a good guy like he used to play X-Box with everybody. It sucks that things are changing around here.”

Layden has been removed from office at Saint John's Catholic Church.

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