January 14, 2006

Catholic order pays priest's child support

Chicago Tribune

Published January 14, 2006

CHICAGO -- A Roman Catholic religious order has paid retroactive child support on behalf of a priest who fathered a son in Canada then transferred to Chicago where he works in Hyde Park.

Rev. Phillip Thomas, provincial superior for the Discalced Carmelite Friars in the U.S., said the order sent a check for more than $2,000 on behalf of Rev. Jason Martin after a paternity test showed him to be the father of a 10-month-old son. Thomas said the order will pay $213 a month until the boy turns 18.

Posted by kshaw at January 14, 2006 08:28 AM