In the oddest of reversals the Reverend Michael Jude Fay, who robbed his 0wn parish to support his rather expensive gay lifestyle, was sentenced to three years and a month in prison by judge Janet Arterton.
Begging for mercy, Fay said, "I beg your mercy not to send me to prison. I am already in prison,” and the judge in her response hit it out of the park, ethically and religiously speaking.
Said the judge, “Forgiveness is going to have to come from elsewhere and from others because that is not a part of what the court is charged with doing.”
However, if Fay felt the need to redeem himself through good works, he would have ample opportunity: “In our prisons we have many needy people.”