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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:28 AM

Thomas Byrne, Catholic Priest, Allegedly Bites Fellow Priest Thomas Smith's Ear Off

The Huffington Post | By Andy Campbell Posted: 11/11/2012 10:03 am EST Updated: 11/11/2012 10:24 am EST

It's a holy war!

An 80-year-old Catholic priest bit off another priest's ear and socked him in the face over a parking spot in Australia, according to Perth Now.

Father Thomas Henry Byrne appeared in court Friday after he allegedly started the violent brawl when 81-year-old Father Thomas Joseph Cameron Smith wouldn't give up his parking space. After a brief scuffle, Byrne reportedly told Smith to pick up an item on the ground.

The item was Smith's ear, according to the Daily Mail, though it took him a while to figure out what it was.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/11/thomas-byrne-catholic-priest-bites-off-ear_n_2113294.html

I remember stories like this whenever some loudmouth bishop pronounces on something he has no business pronouncing on.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:36 AM

1. These guys provide marriage counseling. Weird, huh?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:41 AM

2. Oh, it's a demented 80 year old guy who lost it.

Not as bad as a lawyer falling asleep during a death penalty case.

We're all human. The problem is, sometimes they forget it.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:57 PM

3. Insert Mike Tyson joke here....

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:57 PM

4. I was just about to ask if it were a refereed match.

At least the old fellow still has good teeth.

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