Catholic Order Pays Priest's Child Support

Chicago Tribune
January 14, 2006,1,112684.story?coll=chi-newslocalnorthwest-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true

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.


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