Friday, August 04, 2006

Monk Business

Birds do it, bees do it, and apparently monks do it too, albeit in a perverted, soul-crushing way.

How many monks at Christ of the Hills Monastery in Blanco County, Texas were charged this week with sexually assaulting a teenaged boy at the monastery in the 1990s?

A. 1
B. 3
C. 5
D. 427

C: Five monks were charged (four have since pled not guilty) after authorities recently raided the monastery, looking for “instruments of child abuse.” The monastery is well known in Texas, drawing thousands of pilgrims each year looking to see an image of the Virgin Mary that is said to cry tears of myrrh.

Among the five charged was Jonathan Hitt, who is already serving a ten-year sentence for indecency with a minor (who was also a novice monk), and Samuel Greene, who also pled guilty to a previous indecency charge with the same novice monk.


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