by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  •  February 9, 2018    

Continues to cover for publicly disgraced Fr. Peter Miqueli

NEW YORK ( – The cardinal-archbishop of New York continues to defend a priest accused of embezzling nearly $1 million and engaging in drug-fueled orgies with a gay-for-pay prostitute.

In a letter obtained exclusively by Church Militant, Cdl. Timothy Dolan clears Fr. Peter Miqueli of all wrongdoing. The cardinal was  responding to a New York Catholic who wrote him saying he was pulling $6,000 of donations from the archdiocese’s Renew + Rebuild Campaign (the archdiocese’s capital campaign to raise $200 million) over Dolan’s protection of bad clergy.

“Perhaps you don’t know that, after more than a year of investigating, the Bronx District Attorney found no evidence to prosecute a crime,” Dolan wrote of Fr. Miqueli and charges of embezzlement.

But Catholic faithful in New York disagree. In a letter sent to the New York archdiocese on November 16, 2017, after the Bronx DA cleared Miqueli, former parishioners of the disgraced priest write:

No matter how many elegant terms you choose, Miqueli stole, embezzled, defrauded, cheated, fleeced, conned, and swindled the people of the parishes in which he was appointed to be a spiritual leader, setting an example for others. He abused his people … and the ADNY did nothing to come to our aid when it was happening, did nothing to stop it, and is now putting a cosmetic spin on the disgrace that they allowed to continue, casting doubt on the veracity, decency and integrity of the abused parishioners.

According to New York law, embezzling money up to $50,000 is grand larceny in the third degree, and carries a sentence of between 2–7 years in state prison.

“You state that Miqueli’s ‘improper reimbursement’ to himself (again that delicate term!) ‘cannot be excused or condoned,'” the letter continued. “Yet, you consider the ‘matter closed.’ That sounds an awful lot like the ADNY and the Bronx DA have ‘excused and condoned’ Miqueli’s theft.”

According to a parishioner from Manhattan, “[S]omeone anonymously left copies of Fr. Miqueli’s financial documents in his mailbox showing that the priest had an investment portfolio worth approximately $700,000, in addition to owning a home in Brick, NJ that he purchased all cash for $264,000” — this in spite of the fact that parishioners think Miqueli only made $32,000 a year as a priest.

Fr. Peter Miqueli (left), Keith Crist (top right),

and Crist with girlfriend Tatyana Gudin (bottom right)

Dolan’s February letter continued: “And, as to the allegations of sexual misconduct, again, no one has come forward, despite requests, with credible evidence.”

This contradicts multiple eyewitness accounts of Miqueli employing and living with gay-for-pay prostitute Keith Crist, who worked in the parish gift shop, in spite of the fact that he had been forbidden by the archdiocese to be on parish property.

Tatyana Gudin, former girlfriend of Crist, has spoken with Church Militant multiple times to attest to the fact that Crist was indeed having paid, sexual encounters with Miqueli frequently. According to her, this included $1,000 sexual trysts, $300 bottles of whiskey and the drug Dilaudid. In fact, Gudin showed Church Militant text messages from Crist proving his sexual encounters with Miqueli — but neither the Bronx DA nor the archdiocese has ever shown any interest in seeing them.

According to sources who have spoken with Church Militant on the record and anonymously, Msgr. Greg Mustaciuolo, vicar general and the second most powerful person in the New York archdiocese, has reportedly long been aware of Miqueli’s embezzling as well as his gay lifestyle with prostitute Keith Crist. Additionally, sources claim he has known for decades about other active gay priests in New York, and that he works to protect them and shelter them from the public eye — and that Dolan has him in place in large part for this purpose.

“Well, it’s not secret among the clergy in the archdiocese of New York that Msgr. Mustaciuolo is in fact the protector of Peter Miqueli,” said a source in the archdiocese. “That’s a very well-known fact that has been established.”

Even more, multiple sources from within the archdiocese have confirmed with Church Militant that Mustaciuolo is an active homosexual, and that he himself is allegedly protected by Cdl. Edwin O’Brien, former archbishop of Baltimore, former archbishop for Military Services, and current grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Even after the 2015 lawsuit, eyewitnesses spotted Miqueli still seeing his boyfriend in January 2016.

“He’s here all the time,” a neighbor told the New York Post, referring to Crist. “Sometimes he takes in the groceries, the trash. They have no shame.”

The archdiocese removed Miqueli from public ministry in 2016, but has not pursued laicization, meaning Miqueli is still on the archdiocese’s payroll, his living expenses ultimately being paid by the faithful in New York.

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  1. Pope lies, Cupich lies, Dolan lies, and that was just today’s posts. How much more of this are people going to take ? Or do they even know or care ? The Church has become a homosexual boys and girls club, run by homosexuals and paid for on the most part, by faithful, duped straight parishioners!

  2. A. Nope. They don’t know since 99.8% of pewsitters in Nervous Ordoland never pay attention to anything unless it is officially approved by diocesan ‘crats or on EWTN.
    B. And, nope, again. They don’t care, either. Why should they? As far as they know, the 6th & 9th Commandments are now vestigial or optional (and REALLY inconvenient), anyway. Besides, those “old patriarchal laws are totally non-PC; insensitive and not “open” to all those new and improved “ethics” and “pastoral discernment” initiatives they DO know about… from the ‘crats and the happy-clappy “rock stars” on EWTN. Now that Bixby or Trixie can pretty much self-annul their own, 25 year long marriage in the confessional, on their way to the next yoga exercise class, why worry?

  3. EWTN won’t. But it should start a man-on-the-street interview feature like big media outlets use to demonstrate just how blissfully ignorant NO neo-Kathlyx are on basic teachings any 4th grader from the preconciliar era knew after 6 months with the Baltimore Catechism.

  4. I expect that were Raymond Arroyo were to ask Purvis Schloptz of St. Elsewhere’s parish as he was hot footing it to his car, exiting right after Communion: “Sir, your thoughts on Pope Francis’ latest cover-up?” the achingly erstwhile news hound would most likely hear…
    “He has one? Yeah, I s’pose it gets pretty chilly in Rome this time o’ year. So, put me down as in favor of it, okay? Gotta run, though. It gets really crowded at McSchwizzle’s Sports Bar once this Mass lets out. Sixers and Lakers tipoff in only 15 minutes, y’unnerstand? See ya!”

  5. One wonders why these creeps continue to delude themselves that being a nominal Catholic qualifies for entry into Heaven? Or, perhaps they’re just enjoying themselves here on earth by ripping off faithful Catholics. It’s an old story – i.e., those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, etc…

    • phaley asks:

      One wonders why these creeps continue to delude themselves that being a nominal Catholic qualifies for entry into Heaven?

      A long but possible answer from Louie @ AKA Catholic:

      Novus Ordo funeral Mass: Poison “officially” dispensed November 4, 2015

      Just as one might expect in the days leading up to and following All Souls Day, I’ve noticed any number of articles from Catholic sources discussing the purpose of the Requiem Mass.

      For example, an article recently posted on the website of Our Lady of the Mountains Roman Catholic Church in Jasper, GA, attempted to set the record straight, saying:

      We have come to believe as the Protestants do, that “once saved, always saved” and that all who declare Christ their Lord will go straight to Heaven upon death. But this has never been what the Church teaches and it is not true. Nothing but perfection may enter Heaven, and none of us is perfect. We need the purging, the cleansing of our souls, before we can enter the Perpetual Light.

      Properly speaking, a Funeral Mass is not supposed to be a canonization, wherein we presume the deceased individual is in heaven. Rather a Funeral Mass is more traditionally a Requiem Mass, because we’re supposed to be praying for God’s mercy, and for our loved one’s rest and peace. How tragic that the poor souls in Purgatory are left with no one to pray for them because we presume they are already in Heaven.

      In yet another recent article posted on the same website, we find the following:

      Non-Catholic funerals are all about “saying some words over the deceased.” Consequently, there can sometimes be two sermons and even a couple of eulogies (which can be embarrassing to endure). The “words” are unscripted and can sometimes sound more like a speech at a retirement party. At other times, these “words” are a kind of canonization of the deceased, for everyone is presuming that their loved one is already a saint singing with the angels … But by contrast, the Catholic Funeral is not about these sentimental innovations, but rather it is about ritual – ritual that has evolved for two thousand years, and ritual that prescribes constituent parts that make it recognizable as a Catholic Requiem Mass.

      Having read these excerpts, it would be understandable if one were to assume that Our Lady of the Mountains is perhaps an SSPX chapel, or maybe a community that in some way or another is devoted exclusively to the Traditional Latin Mass. This, however, is not the case.

      In fact, I just gave the parish a call and was informed that Our Lady of the Mountains does not celebrate the pre-concilar Mass at all, not even for the deceased! Rather, this is a Novus Ordo parish of the Archdiocese of Atlanta with a pastor who, all indications are, may very well be drawing dangerously close to a glorious, albeit uncomfortable, awakening.

      How so?

      It appears to me that he is but a whisker away from coming face-to-face with a truly terrible truth; namely, the Novus Ordo Missae (specifically as it concerns the present discussion) formally known as the Mass of Christian Burial contains in its official texts precisely the protestant heresies he decries.

      The implications of this truth are quite profound.

      First, this means that it cannot be said that this Mass – valid though it may be – was given to the faithful by “the Church,” in spite of its ‘official’ standing as an approved rite.

      Why not?

      Simply put, a Holy Mother does not dispense poison to her children, and the Novus Ordo “Mass of Christian Burial” contains precisely that.

      How then did we get this abomination of a Mass?

      Sinful men (e.g., the likes of Annibale Bugnini, Pope Paul the Pathetic, and those who succeeded him) abused their authority and their duty before God.

      It only stands to reason, therefore, that this Mass, thanks to the heresies it contains, is without any question whatsoever an offense against Almighty God.

      But, some will cry, the Mass is valid. This means that the Most Holy Eucharist is truly there! It has been celebrated by numerous popes! It cannot be offensive to God!

      Oh, poor fools… These things serve not to remove the offense, but only to heighten it!

      [By the way, this truth is at once so very clear, and yet so very painful to acknowledge, that this blog has lost readers and supporters who, when faced with it, would evidently prefer to close their eyes than to see the light. So be it.]

      Before I get to what I believe is the most important implication that follows from all that has been said thus far, I offer the following citations from the Roman Missal for the Novus Ordo “Mass of Christian Burial” (taken from a post I had written over two years ago) that demonstrate very clearly that it is a protestantized, heresy ridden, abomination.

      Take, for instance, the text of the “Final Commendation and Farewell,” beginning with the “Invitation to Prayer” of which there are two options (a hallmark of the post-conciliar liturgy, options, options, options… but more on that later):

      “Before we go our separate ways, let us take leave of our brother/sister. May our farewell express our affection for him/her; may it ease our sadness and strengthen our hope. One day we shall joyfully greet him/her again when the love of Christ, which conquers all things, destroys even death itself.” (Option 1)

      So, can we really be assured that we will one day “joyfully greet” our deceased loved ones once again?

      Of course not. Maybe we will, but then again, maybe we won’t.

      Option 2 isn’t any better:

      Trusting in God, we have prayed together for (N.) and now we come to the last farewell. There is sadness in parting, but we take comfort in the hope that one day we shall see N. again and enjoy his/her friendship. Although this congregation will disperse in sorrow, the mercy of God will gather us together again in the joy of his kingdom. Therefore let us console one another in the faith of Jesus Christ.

      Again, there is a false confidence being expressed in the suggestion that God’s mercy is such that everyone, without distinction, can be assured of one day being “gathered together in the joy of His kingdom.” As such, the consolation being encouraged is also false.

      And yet we wring our hands wondering why so many reject the very notion of Hell!

      Moving on, in the “Prayer of Commendation” (Option A) we find (excerpt):

      Into your hands, Father of mercies, we commend our brother/sister (N.) in the sure and certain hope that, together with all who have died in Christ, he/she will rise with him … help us who remain to comfort one another with assurances of faith, until we all meet in Christ and are with you and with our brother/sister for ever.

      “Sure and certain hope” that “we all” will rise with Christ?

      Well, OK… all of us shall rise in the general resurrection; some unto glory, others unto eternal damnation, but “assurances of faith” that we will meet again in Christ for all eternity? There’s no use in sugarcoating it; this simply is not a Catholic proposition.

      So, what exactly is the most profound implication that one should draw from all of this?

      It is a bitter pill to swallow indeed, but the simple fact that a rite such as the Novus Ordo Missae – and not just for the Mass of Christian Burial – is widely accepted as having been “officially” promulgated, is valid, and has been celebrated even by popes, does not mean that it is not also an offensive against Almighty God that one should avoid at all costs.

      I cannot help but wonder if the pastor of Our Lady of the Mountains in Jasper, GA has perhaps begun a journey that will lead him to the the same unavoidable conclusion, and therefore to a singular devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass.

      In any case, please offer a heartfelt prayer for that intention this very moment.

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