Another scandal of priest vs parishioners is brewing in the Church, this time in Miami. The story now is similar to that of Peter Miqueli, see: http://www.sacerdotus.com/2015/12/50-shades-of-pray-priest-hunk-dolan-oh.html and http://www.sacerdotus.com/2016/01/alleged-pee-drinking-gay-priest-spotted.html. Father Pedro Corces is being accused by a group of parishioners from a group called ‘Christifidelis.” They hired a private investigator who stalked the priest and even looked in the parish’s trash.
According to them, the investigator found evidence that Corces is living a double life having a sexual relationship with a maintenance worker and even the deacon! This maintenance worker they claim is the priest’s boyfriend. Both are said to live together and vacation together. Photos of the priest leaving the residence of the maintenance worker are in existence, according to the priest’s accuser.
The scandal began when religious sisters who taught at St Rose’s Catholic school announced that they will be leaving and replaced with lay teachers. Some at the parish became upset at this and claim that Corces was forcing the nuns out.
Spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Miami said they received a dossier with the claims and evidence from the parishioners and are conducting an investigation.
The Archdiocese is known for having a problem with homosexuals infiltrating the clergy, see: http://www.sacerdotus.com/2013/06/lavender-mafia.html. However, we must wait until all the facts on in before concluding anying regarding Father Corces. Other parishioners are calling this a ‘witch hunt’ against the priests by parishioners who do not like change.
Based on what I found it seems Corces is a diocesan priest (http://www.miamiarch.org/CatholicDiocese.php?op=BCG_551815555620) though he appears to have been a postulant in the Franciscan Holy Name Province (http://www.beafranciscan.org/postulants-begin-summer-studies-at-st-bonaventure-university/ and http://www.beafranciscan.org/four-new-postulants-enter-holy-name-province/).
I will update this post as I learn more.