Sunday, September 26, 2004

Priest sues over hospital firing

"A Catholic priest dismissed as chaplain from Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola has filed a $12-million lawsuit against a patient's widow, Winthrop, the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre and Newsday.The lawsuit says the priest, Rev. Cajetan Uchendu, was fired unfairly after a patient's family accused the priest of refusing to administer last rites to Charles Miller, a leukemia patient at the hospital in March 2003. "

I personally know that this priest had previously gotten into trouble with the politically correct hospital chaplain staff for his being "rigid". It is too bad the Diocese did not back him up because, like most African priests he was orthodox, strong and manly. I believe him when he says he gave this man last rites.

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