News: Reverend Monsignor Geoff Baron, dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia, was put on leave by Archbishop Denis Hart, following Baron’s complete meltdown with teenage skateboarders on church property. The kids egged the priest on with their insults and conduct, and then the priest completely lost it, launching into a tirade filled with expletives and even racist comments against one Asian boy. (More here)
Viewer discretion advised: The video is very disturbing and filled with some bad language (not to mention behavior). The teenagers were wrong for some of the things they said and for not leaving or respecting the property. But the priest was totally out of line and should be publicly reprimanded by the Church–“indefinite leave” is meaningless unless the Church says what he did was wrong. For him to say the things he did and even make fun of the “foreigner” Asian boy’s eyes was absolutely beyond the pale.