Last Monday, Father Martin McVeigh of St Mary’s School (right) in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, was busy explaining the sacrament of First Communion when his presentation to parents—and at least one child—went awry and his computer slideshow was interrupted by some 16 X-rated images of naked men, reports the BBC.
A parent told the Beeb that McVeigh was shaken and flustered after the gay-porn images screened: “He gave no explanation or apology to the group and bolted out of the room. Faculty at St Mary’s went on with the presentation.”
Oddly enough, the Father returned to the room some 20 minutes later and continued with the meeting, explaining “that the children get lots of money for their Holy Communion and should consider giving some of it to the church.”
Cardinal Brady, the head of Ireland’s Catholic Church, gave a more detailed, technical explanation: “Inappropriate imagery was inadvertently shown by a priest at the beginning of a PowerPoint presentation, causing concern to those present.”
Um, no shit, Pope Benedict.
Though the presentation came from McVeigh’s memory stick, he claims no knowledge of the sinful images. And the Public Service of Northern Ireland reports that, based on the evidence, no crime has been committed.
Like Father McVeigh, we have no idea where those porn pics came from. Let’s just chalk it up to divine intervention.