Father Thomas Euteneuer, South Florida's Top Exorcist, Admits to 'Violations of Chastity'

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Father Thomas Euteneuer, South Florida's top exorcist.

​Tell us if this sounds a tad familiar, Miami: A clean-cut, best-selling celebrity Catholic priest and author from South Florida gets caught in some monkey business with a lady and loses his job. Ahem, cough, Fathercutie!

The difference this time is the offender isn't a moderate padre like Cutie -- it's Father Thomas Euteneuer, South Florida's only official exorcist and a fire-breathing pro-lifer who once told Sean Hannity he'd deny him communion for not toeing the church line. Et tu, Euteneuer?

Euteneuer says his indiscretions were limited to "one person only, an adult woman under my spiritual care" and that his crime "did not involve the sexual act." (Which leaves what, exactly? Heavy petting?)

But Euteneuer raises more questions than he answers with the lengthy statement. He decries "malicious falsehoods" on "internet sites," including one juicy rumor that "there is a possessed person living in my family's home."

"The accusation that I 'targeted' vulnerable women or otherwise sought them out for spiritual direction is utterly false," he adds.

Some victims advocates aren't buying it. 

"We hope Father Euteneuer is telling the truth, but we suspect he's not," Barbara Dorris of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, tells the Sun Sentinel. "Rarely do clerics who abuse their power do so only once." 

Euteneuer rose to fame through his fiery pro-life work, including a late 90s fight against a Fort Pierce abortion clinic. In 2000, Human Life International, a pro-life organization, named him president.

In the meantime, Euteneuer also studied at the Vatican to become only of a handful of certified exorcists in the United States. Based out of his home diocese of Palm Beach, he performed scores of exorcisms and then wrote about them in a book last year called "Exorcism and the Church Militant."

Euteneuer abruptly fell off the public radar last fall, though, leaving as head of HLI and canceling public appearances to talk about the book.

The disgraced man of the cloth certainly has some work ahead to repair his public image. But don't worry, Fr. Tom -- Cutie came out of his mess with a national TV show on Fox!


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Marcel A. Bertrand
Marcel A. Bertrand

If God can forgive all of us for any sins we have done as long as we are sorry for having done them and promise to repent and not sin anymore and also go to Confession and receive the Sacraments as often as we can especially Holy Communion, then what's our problem in forgiving others for their sins? If we sinned and asked forgiveness, wouldn't we want friends and those we know to forgive us as long as it's legitimate? Remember, God Himself told us to forgive those who have hurt us. He said how can we expect Him to forgive us for our sins if we can't forgive those who have hurt us? It's very hard to forgive those who have hurt us, but God expects it from us otherwise don't expect His Mercy when we stand before Him for judgement at the end of our earthy lives.  Pray for the gift of forgiveness even though it's very hard to do at times. God Bless All of You Marcel A. Bertrand Biddeford, Maine 04005-2383

Rnsiebert467
Rnsiebert467

Your article was a bit condeming and judgmental to say the least..so much for accurate unbiased reporting...for the lady at survivor network to say elude that usually it is not the first time that priest has abused someone is just as judgmental......he who is w/o sin cast the first stone....yes what ft E did was wrong and he should step down...God is his judge and Gods mercy is limitless.....forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. This woman who was involved in this needs our prayers ....it takes 2 to tango..she was an adult....its one thing to prey on innocent children who are defensless, but this woman was an adult.....who made the first move? Wjo initiated this we dont know....stop making accusations.....Pres. Clinton was not asked to step down from his office as pres. Of USA when Monica gave him our national leader a MARRIED man a blow job, but hey he was a hero......no one bashed him amd felt sorry for monica the "victim"......oh since its catholic church we need to get on our bashing high moral horse..lets not forget tje priests who have been victims of a lie

Cloudfire
Cloudfire

I think that the tone of this article and most of the comments that follow speak for themselves. Isn't there anyone who notices the remarkable coincidence of how scandals seem to develop in the lives of persons who directly attack Satan's agenda, e.g. the abortion industry? Does it occur to anyone that it is very convenient if a high-profile abortion critic also happens to have sinfulness exposed? A little circumspection is in order.

Srrygg
Srrygg

Are any of us perfect? The devil is alive and well and is dancing in the streets because a Catholic Preist has fallen. We will continue to pray and love Fr. Euteneuer...

Rwood
Rwood

Last time I checked we are not suppose to judge others. We don't know if he had sex with her, so why are many of you saying he did. Also if he makes an honest and sincere confession he should be forgiven. Look at one of the most important people in the bible. ST. PAUL who had innocent blood on his hands and we call him a SAINT.

Acw
Acw

Eutneuer is a Liar and a Demonic Beast. He has committed Crimes against the Holy Mother Church and God. I have heard priests defending his Bestial and Vile Perverted Sexual Crimes.The church is now filled with many such Ravening Diabolic Beasts masquerading as Priests."A Volcano of Filth" is How Pope Benedict Describes such Bestial Priests and their Crimes.The Church better Declare Euteneuer's Ordination to have been Invalid ASAP before he can do any more damage to anymore Possessed People.

What a Great Guy you are "Father Tom"!!! You fooled a lot of people for a while you Rotten Liar. You could not make it as a Commisioned Marine Officer because the Marines saw through your wimpy sex fiend lying ways---so you joined a group where you could Prey on the Innocent and Trusting Troubled Demonically Possessed.

You Disgraced Bestial Liar!!!

Kimhouli
Kimhouli

Father, I am very saddened to learn of your mistake, but please know that we will pray for you.. You won't remember, but I met you at the Father-Corapi conference July 17, 2010, at which time, I broke line--miscarried baby in hand--to receive your Blessing. You are an excellent priest, and I'm sure I speak for many--born and unborn--when I say "thank you" for all of the holy work you have done. Again, you will remain in our prayers...we love you, Father!

SNAPJudy
SNAPJudy

In any setting where there is an inherent power imbalance between clergy-church members. It is much like a teacher-student, or doctor-patient, or therapist-client relationship, where any sexual contact is expressly forbidden. And for good reason: because it almost always results in devastation with individuals and the families.

All abuse - whether once or repeated, naked or clothed, more severe or less severe - is wrong and illegal and hurtful. And it doesn't really matter if you were an adult, a child or a teenager. It's inherently unhealthy when a powerful, allegedly celibate priest has any sex with a Catholic, who has been trained since birth to trust him as God's representative on earth. If you were hurt in this way by Father Euteneuer, I hope you'll contact the police, a therapist, or some independent, experienced source of help.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511"Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests"

SNAPJudy
SNAPJudy

In any setting where there is an inherent power imbalance between clergy-church members. It is much like a teacher-student, or doctor-patient, or therapist-client relationship, where any sexual contact is expressly forbidden. And for good reason: because it almost always results in devastation with individuals and the families.

All abuse - whether once or repeated, naked or clothed, more severe or less severe - is wrong and illegal and hurtful. And it doesn't really matter if you were an adult, a child or a teenager. It's inherently unhealthy when a powerful, allegedly celibate priest has any sex with a Catholic, who has been trained since birth to trust him as God's representative on earth. If you were hurt in this way by Father Euteneuer, I hope you'll contact the police, a therapist, or some independent, experienced source of help.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511snapjudy@gmail.com"Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests"http://www.snapnetwork.org/

who13
who13

Most of the time I am right in line with SNAP (but if she is a consenting adult). Father, tell your critics to go to Hell! You have done enough for the Church and its people. Now many of them are turning their backs to you, for something that's no big deal. That's right you Holier than Thou church goers, I said, "IT'S NO BIG DEAL!

Father, don't take any crap from the bishop or some of the self-righteous flock. You don't need them.

Find a good woman; get married, and ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!God Bless You.

Angel548
Angel548

Maybe you have a connection to one of the demons since you know exactly what happened. I read Father Euteneuer's statement and I will pray for him, the woman involved and I am also including you in my prayers, you definitely need them.

Angel548
Angel548

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Vindication
Vindication

Your "thinking" is derelict and delusional. Euteneuer is an evil fiend. He is the Ravening Wolves that Jesus warned the faithful about.

It would be difficult to imagine a more hideous, nasty and horrific evil than using The Rite of Exorcism as a means of having Sex with a Vulnerable and already traumatized woman.

Ahmed
Ahmed

Excellent Post!!! Euteneuer is a Rotten to the Core Lying Beast. He had better go into hiding on an island off the coast of India the same way that Disgraced Sexual Predator Rapist "Father"Bruce Ritter did.

Euteneuer used Exorcisms to Rape and Sexually Abuse Demonically Possessed women.They better Defrock that Beast Loser Fool Demon.

You
You

Or Find a Good Demonically Possessed woman and get married! He likes 'em weak and troubled.

Ab
Ab

And when they rape you and torture you "angel" don't you cast any stones you pious sanctimonious moron.

Aj
Aj

Euteneuer Rapes and Tortures the Victims via trauma and Rape. Pious Fraud and a Sactimonious Liar and I'll say what ever the blazes I want ya moron---ya worry about your petty grammar b.s. moron!! Enjoy your soma and your porn!

Melt
Melt

A "pious sanctimonious" person would be pious person feigning piety. I wouldn't go calling people morons with that kind of mastery of the language.

Me
Me

When who rapes and tortures?

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