Tetherow’s Story Continues

 

Tetherow
“Father” Tetherow, convicted felon

The York Daily Record released a story on Virgil Bradley Tertherow, one of the convicted priests who was listed in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Grand Jury Report (his story is covered on page 872 in the Diocese of Scranton section).

By the looks of the number of search engine inquiries and hits on my collection of posts on this particularly creepy con artist, there is a renewed interest in this collector of child pornography.  A man continually changing his name and denying his felony conviction is an indicator of something, isn’t it?

He is still operating as a “Priest” in a “Traditional Rite Catholic Church Cult called the “Saint Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church” in Lower Windsor Township where he is going by the name “Father Gabriel.”  There a delusional congregation has swallowed his ridiculous story of how he was set up because of his adherence to the Traditional Latin Mass. They have a FaceBook group that is full of pictures of this rogue “priest.”    These people are in denial despite the overwhelming evidence of this man’s guilt to include copies of official court records and his own admission of guilt.  Bishop James Timlin gave this man his first opportunity to operate in the Diocese of Scranton.

This is a particularly unsettling article. You may want to shower after reading it!

I am looking forward to the next slug of hate mail from his cult supporters in Central Pennsylvania.

The number for calling the rectory of his church is (717) 758-3947.

Father Gabriel, Former “Mr. Oregon”?

It seems that our favorite rogue priest is rather talented at misrepresenting himself on the internet.  He apparently is taking full advantage of his “computer skills”  and putting himself out there on-line.  Take this offering from his page on Classmates.com (sic):

After High School I work as a professional model and actor. In 1990 I was named “Mr. Oregon” and spent the next year representing the State of Oregon as a Jr. Embasador. Then I did something radical- I joined a monastery which is when I exchanged the name Brad for Gabriel. On June 29, 2002 I was ordained to the priesthood and was given permission by the Vatican to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass exclusily in Latin and according to the Missal of 1962. I have been blessed to travel around the world and am currently waiting for the plublication of my first book, entitled “Traditional Catholicism and the Renewal of Culture”. I have beeen the Pastor of St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church in York, PA since June. (stpeterandstpaulRCM.net)…

Notice he says he is the pastor of “St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church in York, PA”. One would think this is a sanctioned Roman Catholic parish, and yet it is not.   He is not a Catholic priest in good standing. Google his name and see why. Read this blog and see why.  I made a screen grab of the Classmates page, just to make sure I have it when he or his proxies (Chairman Dave) start protesting. For someone who claims he is not proficient in computer usage and who’s supporters claim was framed on charges related to kiddie porn,  he doesn’t seem to have any difficulty misrepresenting himself on-line.  How creepy is that photo?

Note to “Mr. Oregon”: “SPELL CHECK”!

This man is misrepresenting the facts, his words from his classmates page bear that out. He continues to be a potential threat to the children of the religious group that jealously defends him.  He is a potential danger to the children in the York, Pennsylvania community.

If anyone can shed light on this “reign” as Mr. Oregon, I am very interested in the story, especially if someone can clear up if it is fiction or non-fiction.

In case you have not heard:

The Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, has advised the
Conference of its concerns regarding Fr. Gabriel Francis (Virgil
Bradley) Tetherow, an incardinated priest of the Diocese who
was arrested for possession of child pornography in March
2005. Fr. Tetherow’s case is pending before the Congregation
for the Doctrine of the Faith. It has recently come to the
attention of the Diocese that Fr. Tetherow is celebrating Mass
for apparently schismatic group in York, Pennsylvania. Fr.
Tetherow’s faculties were removed and he is forbidden to
engage in any public ministry. Those needing further
information are asked to contact James B. Early, Chancellor of
the Diocese of Scranton, at 570-207-2216.

“Father Gabriel” took a plea deal to avoid jail. According to court documents, there was ample evidence to convict.