"We had some kind of friendship. I was very friendly with him and his family," said [Anthony] Mercieca. "Then almost forty years passed without him saying anything. . . . And now because he got caught he recited these things."Oh, those priests, with their subtle reasoning.
In Brazil "they skinny dip all the time and no one gets scandalized. It is part of the culture. It is natural," Mercieca said. "They don't make an issue out of a skinny dip in the park or a massage."
"It was not what you call intercourse. . . . There was no rape or anything. . . . Maybe light touches here or there," said Mercieca.
October 19, 2006
"The whole idea is . . . that I did something that he did not like, but at the time he did not say anything."
Says the priest who admits to what ex-Congressman Mark Foley said he did.