Father Paul Nicholson—the Canadian 'missionary priest of the New Evangelization'—has done a lot of unpriestly things, but this tops the list and of course does precisely nothing to minimize the perverse, predatory image of the modern Catholic priest in the eyes of so many scandalized Catholics. One priest savaging another, just moments after his sudden death? Who behaves this way!
This is from Father Paul’s Facebook page yesterday, including the link to a little hissy fit video from a year ago, in which Father Paul falsely accused Father Gruner of being a suspended priest (a charge which was publicly refuted years ago). Not surprisingly, the consummate Catholic gentleman priest, Father Gruner, never even responded to Father Nicholson's slander.
But just yesterday the boorish Father Paul wrote the following and then reposted the link to his Gruner-bashing video, just hours after Father Gruner had died suddenly of heart failure. This morning Father Paul's been adding still more links to Gruner-bashing articles. This guy will apparently stoop to anything--even savaging a dead fellow priest--in an attempt to bolster his sagging numbers on the Internet.
Clearly, this priest is a joke!