Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Confession solves case of Pittsburgh church's missing pipe organ

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-

It was an act of love, not avarice.

A former church organist was trying to protect a beloved old pipe organ when he dismantled the instrument in the former St. Justin Catholic Church on Mount Washington and removed it last month, authorities believe.

And in the spirit of forgiveness and the Lenten season, the church has decided not to press charges.
The Rev. Michael Stumpf, pastor of the newly combined Catholic Community on Mount Washington, called the situation "very bizarre" in a statement Monday but said the one-time employee has taken responsibility and will make a formal apology.

"In our estimation, this was an imprudent and terrible mistake, but not fully criminal," Father Stumpf said. "There was no intention to sell, and there seemed to have been no maliciousness meant toward the parish community."

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