Monster in the Church: Liberal priest arrested for child porn wanted to ‘rape and kill’ children

On February 2, 2018, Fr. W. Thomas Faucher, a retired priest from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Boise, Idaho, who had fought against child sex abuse in the Catholic church, was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail — charged with ten counts of sexual exploitation of children, two counts of distributing sexually exploitative material involving minors, and with drug possession.

According to a prosecutor, in email and chat conversations viewed by investigators, Faucher had expressed a desire to “rape and kill children”.

Retired Idaho priest Thomas Faucher

 

After receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, authorities obtained a warrant to search Faucher’s rented home, where they found hundreds of images of young children subjected to sexual acts, as well as marijuana, LSD and ecstasy.

A judge set Faucher’s bail at $250,000 during the arraignment hearing, ordered Faucher to have no contact with children, and barred him from accessing the internet.

But his attorney, Mark Manweiler, pressed for Faucher’s release, arguing that despite having been around “tens of thousands” of children in the priest’s more than 40-year career, there has never been a claim of abuse or impropriety — “He is well-liked and well-known. He counts among his good friends people at the highest level of both branches, both of state government and our local government and some judicial officials here in Ada County.”

Bishop Peter Christensen of the Diocese of Boise said he was “absolutely stunned” and deeply disturbed by Faucher’s arrest and the evidence collected by law enforcement. Christensen said the Diocese has never received similar complaints regarding Fr. Faucher, and that if the Diocese had, it would have immediately contacted law enforcement officials. The bishop also encouraged victims of child sexual abuse to come forward and report to law enforcement officials and the Diocesan Safe Environment and Victim Assistance at 208-350-7556.

As a priest, Faucher had hypocritically fought against the sexual abuse of children by priests, as well as taken a liberal position on a whole host of issues. He spoke out against the death penalty, supported same-sex marriage, urged for greater recognition of women in the church, and called for “immigration reform”.

Sources: Fox News; EastIdahoNews.com.

Update (April 18, 2018):

WFMY CBS2 reports that on April 13, 2018, Prosecutor Kassandra Slaven quoted Thomas Faucher’s words in online chats about the “journey” that he has taken down “the path to Satan” and his desire to hurt others before the end of his life:

“Yes, I want to do something truly evil before I die. The thought of killing someone does begin to excite me.”

Slaven urged Judge Jason Scott to weigh Faucher’s own words in the chat logs to decide whether or not to lower the priest’s bond. Slaven said the priest “talks about wanting to rape teenage boys – those are his words. He talks about being turned on by a baby’s scream – those are his words. He encourages the person with which he is chatting to rape and kill a boy. He talks about his own desire to rape and kill children.”

In another chat conversation, Slaven said, Faucher discusses whether he should poison a neighbor child’s dog, writing that no one would suspect “the old wonderful priest neighbor.”

The violent files recovered from Faucher’s computers were among the most horrific Idaho’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force had ever encountered, Slaven said. In addition to the pictures and videos showing children being tortured and abused, investigators also found files showing animals being hurt and killed and an actual snuff film — a recording of the real rape and murder of a woman.

~Eowyn

24 responses to “Monster in the Church: Liberal priest arrested for child porn wanted to ‘rape and kill’ children

  1. “He is well-liked and well-known. He counts among his good friends people at the highest level of both branches, both of state government and our local government and some judicial officials here in Ada County.” These days a statement like this makes one wonder how many of those friends are also pedophiles/satanists.

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  2. Faucher – I assume it’s Germanic? pronounced fowcker? fokker? Get my drift re irony?

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  3. This is the post Vatican II church, which Cardinal Augustin Bea, S.J., and Rabbi Abraham Heschel (as well as Joseph Ratzinger, later known as Benedict XVI) helped to create when they helped to draft the Vatican II documents which ‘opened the church to the world’ and to false ecumenism.
    Those documents included Dignitatis Humanae, Lumen Gentium, Unitatis Redintegratio, Gaudium et Spes, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Unitatis Redintegratio, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY “NOSTRA AETATE”. I suggest this link for background.
    http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-rely-on-storybook-depictions.html

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    • Actually, I think you’re being a bit unfair here. Ratzinger, while not a “looker” was a fine theologian. He was anything BUT “liberal”. He was the scourge of The Left and actively pursued the Liberation Theologians.

      I’m not a big fan of Vatican II either but ALL of the cardinals and senior bishops participated in the writing of the documents. I have them all and I’ve read them many times. Some are better than others.

      The biggest complaint I have is that they tried to do too much too soon. Some of it didn’t need doing, ever. In doing this they created a certain degree of chaos and a false sense of what the Church is. Nonetheless, we will continue and so with it.

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  4. Wherever you find children you will find people like this. The Church should definitely assist anyone with filing a complaint with the police. They should also ensure that the clergy in question is prohibited from working around children while it’s sorted out.

    The normal practice has been to sort of “spirit them away” unless charges have been filed. In a sense I agree with this. I do not believe that The Church should be the one filing the charges unless the perpetrator has assaulted other clergy and The Church are representing them.

    Where I think they’ve dropped the ball is that many times they have shielded the priest. If the priest admits to sex with minors I think that at a minimum they should contact the parents of the kids involved. They should assist them with whatever they decide to do.

    I make no excuses for these guys. On the other hand I can’t tell how bad this is in comparison to other denominations as those are often not reported or, when they are, it doesn’t get the sensationalism that Catholic priests do for some reason.

    The Church has many enemies. I never forget that. I think there are serious problems with priestly formation and seminaries in general. It goes without saying that pedophiles are going to enter professions where they have access to kids. They should do all they can to weed this out, but I doubt if it is possible to know in all cases.

    I think celibacy can have a bearing, but I don’t know how much of one. I note that many Protestant molesters are married with kids. I don’t have a particular position on celibacy. I understand it, but it is not something that I think of as central to the Faith. Whether or not eliminating that would change anything with pedophiles, I can’t say.

    I can say that there is a connection between gays (queers) and pedophilia. I can also say that I think some priests enter the priesthood because they have access to other males. In THAT regard, there may be a “celibacy” connection.

    In studying celibacy I know the Church’s stated reasons. I don’t really buy any of them. The most likely reason is that they only have to pay a pries $1,000/mo. plus room and board. If they were married they would have to up the ante considerably. Also, in “religious orders” it has always been the practice. Most priest that are seen daily are “secular” priests and are not affiliated with a religious order.

    Regarding our “retired” priest, its difficult to say how much sway his bishop holds with him now. If there are victims and they wish to file with the police, they should do so. I agree that this has not been something that the Church has done a stellar job with. I don’t see much effort being expended to find a way forward either.

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  5. So “expressing a desire” to sin is now committing a sin? Sure, it was a monstrous desire, but if he kept himself from acting out, he’s much like the rest of us who overcome temptation.

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    • I don’t recall saying that. Indeed being homosexual (for example) is not considered a sin. Acting on your sinful impulses is sinful. I don’t know if this priest acted on his desires or not.

      I completely agree that the “thought” is not the sin. I could split hairs and talk about sinful “attitudes” but I won’t.

      My comments aren’t so much directed at him in particular as they are procedurally and culturally within the Church. People often have expectations and preconceptions about The Church that are not true. All I was saying was that I think they could do a little better job of discernment and priestly formation, but that is not easy.

      As to people’s expectations that The Church is a government entity that should punish, prosecute, etc., I’m not in agreement with some of that. At any rate, no “expressing a desire” is not committing a sin. That would rather negate the whole concept of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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      • “‘expressing a desire’ is not committing a sin. That would rather negate the whole concept of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.”

        (1) Having carnal thoughts is a sin, and is appropriate for Confession.
        (2) Fr. Thomas Faucher was arrested for possession and transmission of child porn (and also for possession of illegal drugs), which are crimes and sins, even if he had not physically molested/raped children.

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        • I agree. I said that I wasn’t going to “split hairs” because it requires a rather long explanation. I’m not disagreeing with you. That said, if someone is struggling with “impure thoughts”, and goes to confess that, they are trying to overcome the sin. That is what I’m saying. Merely having a desire to overcome impure thoughts may not be sufficient.

          On the other hand, if you do not do anything about the impure thoughts you are still in a condition of sin. I don’t see anything wrong with that explanation.

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    • Fr. Thomas Faucher was arrested for possession and transmission of child porn, which are crimes and sins, even if he had not physically molested/raped children:

      (1) Consumers of child porn directly enable the sexual abuse of children. Who do you think are in the child porn?
      (2) In tempting others to sin, disseminating child porn is a sin.

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  6. I humbly submit that Faucher “has a demon,” as some Protestants are wont to say. I am saying this man is, in all likelihood, demonically possessed in the Traditional Catholic sense of the term.
    This being said, this entire grotesque phenomenon of pedophile priests did not come from out of nowhere. In her memoir, “School of Darkness,” former communist and Hunter College President Bella Dodd admitted that it was one of her duties to recruit communists for the priesthood in order to infiltrate and subvert it. (Dodd later repented and converted to Catholicism, receiving her instruction from Archbishop Fulton Sheen). This was one prong of the multi-pronged attack upon the Faithful and Holy Mother Church.

    Another prong of this demonic attack upon the Church came from Freemasonry, and St. Pius X and other Popes before and since knew of it and denounced it in no uncertain terms in their encyclicals. The Enemy gave the Church, Freemasonry, gave Her fair warning with her book, “The Alta Vendita,” in which it boasted that they would do PRECISELY what we have seen been done, and that they would put “[at least] one of their own upon the Throne of Peter.”
    This was accomplished in 1958 with the Election of Roncalli to the Papacy as Pope John XXIII. This successful invasion was validated or “confirmed” with the Election of Montini to the Papacy in 1963 as Pope Paul VI—credibly reported as a closeted homosexual. With Montini, Paul VI, the wreckage began in earnest.

    When this was happening, the Faithful did not suspect anything, at least at the time.

    In sum, Roncalli, Montini, Wotilya, Ratzinger and Bergoglio have been credibly reported to have been Freemasons. This has been documented by many and the information is readily available online.

    A number of communists, Lenin among them, have stated that the Catholic Church was the one Institution they really feared, because it was the only Institution in the world with the moral courage to stand up to the communist/masonic menace.

    These are the historical roots of the present crisis, of which pedophile priests are but one aspect of the kaleidoscopic problem. (And, Yes, I WILL OFFEND: Catholic couples who contracept and abort represent another adumbration of the same problem, because Satan has laid his axe at the root of the Human Person’s link between the Past and Eternity, namely, human sexuality).

    Let us face the truth: Time was either one was a Catholic, or he turned his back on the Church (despite the Church’s open invitation to repentance and reversion, up to the moment of death). Thanks to the Masonic Invasion and its brain-child, Vatican II—which has taught NOT ONE SINGLE MORAL TRUTH, SAVE HUMANAE VITAE (which Paul VI DID NOT write)—the Church has become a fallen chandelier, splintered into numerous factions, and it has opened its Doors to every lunatic fringe imaginable.

    What is the wreckage that we are left with? This is of the utmost importance, because as the Church goes, so goes the World: The rest of humanity will undergo the same destruction the Church has undergone because of Satan (obviously) and his deputy, Freemasonry. The damage Masonry has done to the Church shall soon, most regrettably, be wrought upon the entire world. And this is precisely because the Church has been knee-capped and crippled. The one Institution that could have stopped the Great Culling has been neutralized and brought over into the Enemy’s Camp.

    But what happens when I attempt to discuss this with fellow Catholics? Nothing but HOWLS OF EXECRATION AND CONSTERNATION! It is the same with this as it has been when I have tried to talk to people about 9/11! I have received nothing but denial, refusal, accusations of “hatred” and the like, even from my own family!
    This is because we all have our own normalcy bias and cognitive dissonance.

    If I have learned anything, it is this: Life is a matter of learning, but, just when you think you have learned it all, the time comes when you have to swallow that red pill and learn everything all over again. THIS IS THE “WAITING FOR GODOT” MOMENT CATHOLICS ARE STUCK AT. THIS IS THE POINT WHERE CATHOLICS ARE STUPEFIED AND TRANSFIXED.
    The pedophile crisis the Church has been facing for over 50 years now is not unique: The same crisis happened in Europe (Germany, most pointedly) in the 10th Century—and it took over 100 years to “get over” it. Only this time, there is no “getting over” it, there is no recuperation. This is because Holy Mother Church, like Our Blessed Mother before us, will undergo the same Crucifixion, the same Passion as did Our Lord. This is where the Institutional Church will be Crucified, and we are being called upon to Witness it and Act Accordingly, as did Our Blessed Mother.
    Do we have the GUTS to endure it?

    May God have Mercy upon this little vermin Faucher, a post-modern Judas Iscariot if there ever was one, because he’s going to need it. As for the vermin associated with Pizzagate and all the other pedophiles in government, your time is coming, too. We’re not alone in this Game.
    In the meantime, we have to wake up as to what has been done to us since the death of Pius XII. I’m not holding my breath.

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    • Steven, I basically have come to the same conclusions as you regarding what has happened in the Church.

      I had only known Vatican 2, as I was born in 1969, and had only been in very liberal parishes. A few years ago, I was exposed to Traditional Catholicism, and realized, that despite 12 years of Catholic school, how little I knew (and really practiced) the Faith. I now only attend Latin Mass . . .it has been such a blessing and has provided so much grace and clarity in these trying times.

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      • Thank You, Mairin, and look up Tridentine Masses on the web, while you still can. You may also find Ann Barnhardt’s blog to be of some help.

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        • Yes, I already attend the diocesan Tridentine Mass, but with all that has been uncovered, it is hard to not consider becoming a sedevacantist at this point (which I know Ann Barnhardt opposes). I really liked Benedict and John Paul 2, but the more you look at the evidence, the further you go down the rabbit hole. The Let’s Roll forum has some interesting analysis on the shooting.

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    • Believe it or not it has been in much worse shape previously. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need repentance and repair. The solution is never to throw the baby out with the bath water and leave.

      If necessary, the laity will shame the clergy into reform. As you know, it is not a democracy. I’m actually glad for that fact. There are many good clergy who are disgusted as well.

      The Church is “in the World, but not OF it”. Besides the apparent things there are unseen things, spiritual things that happen. The hand of God guides Her despite poor choices by her misguided shepherds. Eventually she remains intact.

      I pray for Her every day. It would take a lot more than a Pope or an apostate bishop to make me leave. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t pain me when I see problems.

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    • Steven,

      I come from a similar place as Mairin. I was born in 1970 and didn’t discover the Latin Mass and traditional Catholicism until my mid-40’s. Unfortunately, much too late in life to avoid deep regrets and a sincere fear of the judgement.
      Your info shines a bright light on what has happened to the Western world and helps me keep holding on to the true Faith as everything around us is falling into the eternal pit.

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  7. Can’t say this is a surprise, but I would like to pont out one tidbit, ever notice how regular child molestors tend to get disturbingly light setnences, and even protection while in prison (because even the other criminals have some sense of conscience despite their devils and some will actively slaughter the perp in question, and will have no compunction against doing so as they are already in prison and/or murderers) while those who are loudly crowed by the media to have some association with Christianity often make big news, and Christianity is subsequently thrown under the bus as a result of the tendency to generalize, by the public at large, even if the church they’re associated with is “fringey” etc.

    One other point, notice how its often “straight” and male pedophiles that get busted (female but “straight” pedophiles are most often ignored or given light sentences, and the public is quick to brush off the behavior, some people even lamenting they wish their teachers, for example, had been so), but the homosexual offenders seldom are, particularly if they’re women who’ve been afflicted with lesbianism? (Does this indicate a trend, or is it just what the mainstream media and society are told to report on, one wonders?) For example, the “NAMGLA” (north american man-girl love association) was busted back in 2006, while “NAMBLA” is still operating freely, and if there is such a thing as a “NAWGLA” it probably is just as protected, if not downright invisible to the public eye. I note this seems to show a particular bias, the devil worshipers seem to have a special use for homosexuality, and also for keeping the stigma of pedophilia around for using it as a weapon against Christianity, at least for now, although most folk here know by now that there has been a fast-tracking of legalizing pedophilia, and also corrupting of minors via the bolshevik school system’s bogus “sex ed” that was originally billed as a “health class” in order to inveigle & fool parents into getting behind it (the same way the original proper school system was supplanted by humanist manifesto co-author dewey, and his secret society cohorts, demonizing it to the public via propaganda like “why johnny can’t read”.)

    Needless to say, this vile thing that was formerly a man must seek to be right with God/Christ, if there is to be any hope for him, I imagine most here recall what Christ said of those who stumble children coming to Him.

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  8. What a monster!

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  9. UPDATE:

    On April 13, 2018, prosecutor Kassandra Slaven quoted what retired priest Thomas Faucher wrote in online chat forums: “Yes, I want to do something truly evil before I die. The thought of killing someone does begin to excite me.”

    Scroll up to the end of my post for more — even worse than the above quote.

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