Pedophile Priest Who Was Forgiven by Church for Raping 26 Children, Found Dead

Body found stabbed and tortured after admitting to multiple child rape

The body of a pedophile priest, who was forgiven by the Catholic Church after he admitted to raping 26 children, was found in his Massachusetts home after being stabbed to death.

His body was found bound and gagged by his brother after he missed a scheduled Mass at a church, according to police records.Police believe he had been tortured before he died by “more than one assailant”, who had stabbed him several times in the chest and also “removed” his genitals.He is believed to have died of his injuries after a “very large blade” – most likely a machete – was inserted into his rectum in its entirety, fatally damaging several of his internal organs.

Father Archambault was accused of abusing 29 children on multiple occasions with victims ranging from 5 to 11-years-old.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield received a number of complaints against the priest prompting an investigation by the Vatican under Canon law.

Of the 29 complaints, the church only investigated 26 of them after deciding there wasn’t enough evidence to pursue 3 of the claims.Due to the Catholic Church’s internal investigation protocols, the case was tried under Canon law which operates outside of the boundaries of the regular law.

The Vatican decided this was a church matter, telling families there was “no need for the police.”

Father Archambault admitted to the remaining charges from 26 victims but claimed that he didn’t rape them as “they all consented to it.”

Despite the youngest child being just 5-years-old, the Cannon court accepted that the children consented to sex with the 42-year-old priest and ruled that he didn’t rape them.

Although he wasn’t charged with child abuse, the judge declared that having sex with all those children was a “grave sin” and “must not go unpunished.”As “punishment” for his crimes, the priest was forced to take paid leave and was sent to a retreat in Alabama for a month to seek forgiveness through “prayer and penance.”

He was killed shortly after returning from the retreat.

Families of the victims were outraged by the church’s handling of the case and tried to launch an appeal by writing a joint letter to the Pope in the hope the case could be turned over to law enforcement.

They didn’t receive a reply from Pope Francis, but did get a letter back from the church telling them that the “case is now closed.”

A police spokesperson said they are “following leads” in the case of Archambault’s death and believe the killing may be the work of vigilantes responding to the child abuse claims.

A statement released by the diocese said the Catholic Church expects the “full force of the law to be used” in bringing the priest’s killers to justice.

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58 thoughts on “Pedophile Priest Who Was Forgiven by Church for Raping 26 Children, Found Dead

  1. Well, It is written that you take an eye for an eye. This priest stole the lives of 29 people so, it is just that he paid for his crimes with his very life as well. As for the genital mutilation. If your hand causes you to sin, then cut it off…..Maybe if society continues to thin the herd, then the rest of us could finally live in peace. There is a price to pay for making terrible choices, and this priest paid the highest one. I say, the world is better off without him.He will answer to God himself for those choices. Done.

    1. Agree with you 100% Paula! This needs to be how we deal with horrible crimes like this priest committed and I guarantee you this kind of thing will happen much, much less.

    2. There is never any excuse for this and those people responsible will pay if not in this life then when they go before the Lord one day. An eye for an eye was the Old Testament. It is written, “justice is mine saith the Lord, I will repay”. Jesus said to love our enemies not brutaly torture and murder them. I have small children and believe me I hate what that person did as much or more than anyone else and I pray I’m never in the victims position but as difficult as it may be, we are never to take the law into our own hands. The problem with our society is the objectification of the human body (as a result of porn, movies, tv, etc), loose morals and values, Christians not living as Christ did, etc. Why aren’t we as enraged when a woman aborts her unborn child? Why don’t vigilante groups drag her out into the street and pull her uterus out and kill her? It’s all selective, as long as it doesn’t effect me let people do what they will. Morality, a Christ centered life needs to become everyone’s business and until it does this nation will continue its death spiral.

      1. The Vatican isn’t the law, so justice was not served in this case. Just because he confessed to the church does not mean that he should not have been sent to jail and stood trial. The Vatican protects it’s pedophiles and the Catholic church is the main reason in my opinion for all these pedophiles being in the church. No where in the bible does it say Priests can’t be married. That is something the Catholic church came up with on their own. Denying a human their basic urges is unnatural. But I would like to know what you would do if one of these priests raped your son or your daughter Miguel? Would you be as tolerant of it as you want to pretend to be? I don’t think you would. I think if the person got away with it, you’d want to get your own brand of justice. Because as parents that’s what we’re supposed to do is protect our children and if your child’s rapist got away, you’re not protecting your child from the fear that his/her rapist might not come get him/her again.

      2. Evil people have been committing acts of evil long before porn, movies & TV existed. A big difference today it is harder to get away with it now.

      3. Except that this article isn’t about abortion, or pornography, or homosexuality — it’s about a pedophile who raped 29 children; who was then given a teeny, tiny slap on the hand by the Catholic Church and a month-long, paid vacation to “think about what he’d done”.

        Frankly, I think karma bit him hard on his very ample clerical butt for what he did to those kids; and I’d like to see the full force of the law used against priests, bishops and Cardinals who engage in this kind of behavior with their parishioners (especially children).

      4. The difference of abortion vs a person who rapes minors isn’t seen as the same thing or isn’t considered on the same level in society. But your opinion most certainly is very different to the people who killed this evil child raping priest. The point is you will never know what level of pain they felt in order to justify this action, that’s the beauty of life, everyone has a different opinion and perception on the way justice is to be served varies. Your opinion and thoughts on this priest may also be different if it was your child who was raped, it easy to have an opinion but to try and understand from another viewpoint is difficult especially of your not directly affected.

      5. When asking the question “What would Jesus do?” I simply cannot imagine coming up with such a brutal act as the answer. Detestable as the priest’s actions were, nothing can justify the violent torture and murder of another person; to do so is to invite punishment upon yourself for such brutality. This is never the right, or the righteous, path to walk. As a young boy I was brutally abused, physically and sexually, and the one and only thing that freed me from the torment of that experience was accepting forgiveness and trusting the almighty God to set things right. Let go, and let God – not “Play God”!

      6. I was molested by a Priest when I was 13. He is no longer a priest but is married and lives in Hawaii. I found this out from the Archdioses of KC. I hope he is not molesting his children

  2. There was no need for the police or the justice system when the Priest was guilty, but suddenly they want arrests and trials when justice was unofficially served?

    Talk about double standards….

  3. In the Bible, Paul says all citizens, including church leaders, are to be subject to civil law. The Catholic Church may regard itself as a sovereign state in Vatican City. they seem to believe that they are above other nation states. Such pride is part of the adversary’s nature, not God’s nature.

    “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. 3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; 4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. 5 Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing” (Romans 13:1-6).

  4. Who wrote this article? Is it satire? From what I can gather, Fr. Paul Archambault of Northampton, Massachusetts, committed suicide in 2011 by shooting himself in the head. One teenage boy came forward in 2013 accusing the late priest of sexual abuse.

  5. I COULD NOT IMAGINE HOW THESE CRIMES HAPPENED. AS A PARENT I WOULD NOT LET MY 5 YEAR OLD SOMEWHERE WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION. 11 YEARS OLD WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO A PLACE WHERE THEY GET HURT. UNDER OUR NOSE WITH OUR EYES OPEN HE COMMITTED THIS HEINOUS CRIME! I STILL WONDER WHERE WERE THE PARENTS, THE TEACHERS, THE GUARDIANS & OTHERS!

  6. Sometimes it’s hard to believe the sheer chutzpah of the Catholic Church. This guy gets a one-month retreat for raping 29 kids, but the ones who exacted the real punishment should feel the full force of the law. I hope the cops just shrug their shoulders on this one and tell the good prelates, “Sorry, couldn’t find anything.”

  7. This is the correct way to deal with them. The legal system and the Vatican will not help. Kill them in the worst way possible.

  8. I do not understand why Law Enforcement and the Prosecutors were not involved at the first outset of allegations that this Priest abused children. Are we now in a position in this society that Religious prerogatives take precedence over our Laws? Moreover, why is the Church not calling for police actions when they were against any law enforcement actions to investigate the Priest’s crimes. Disgusting. The apostasy of the Church is evident withing the Catholic Church and its Muslim loving Pope.

  9. This sick priest committed suicide in 2011. This is a totally made up article that was taken from an internet hoax story.

    Do better than this. My grandmother was raped at the St. Patrick’s Indian Boarding School in Anadarko, OK. There are plenty of real abuses to address instead of borrowing fake ones.

  10. I gather that the same “full force of the law” will apply to this rapest revengers as was the protection of the 29 raped children…

  11. HMMM…very “interesting” (not to mention DISGUSTING) that the Catholic Church expects the “full force of the law to be used” in bringing the priest’s killers to justice, when they didn’t want ANY law (outside the Church) to be involved at all when seeking justice for all those innocent children…and please, what IDIOT could actually BELIEVE that a 5-year-old child could “consent” to having sex with a 42-year-old man? A 5-year-old child shouldn’t even understand what sex is!

    Please don’t get me wrong…I do not agree with EITHER of the crimes here, as I abhor violence of all kinds…however, if I’m HONEST, I will have to admit that I would be unable to shed a single tear over the priest’s death…while the total destruction of so many young lives makes my heart bleed! Also, without extensive therapy, by someone specially trained to deal with this particular kind of abuse…history has proven that many of those who were abused will grow up to be abusers themselves…so what a legacy the Catholic Church is leaving, by the blatant disregard for the rights of the children, in an effort to protect “one of their own”!

    This type of hypocritical cover-up & “slap on the wrist” mentality is exactly why I am no longer a practicing Catholic…or a member of any other “religion”. I definitely believe in God…and I definitely DON’T believe that it is my place to judge & condemn others…however, if a “church” will not stand up for the rights & lives of innocent children, WHO in the world ever WILL? This is truly an abomination (from all angles), which could (mostly) have been avoided if the Church would simply have LISTENED to the children & their families…and then, allowed REAL law enforcement to do their jobs! SHAME on the Catholic Church…and I pray that the young victims will all get the treatment they need to recover fully from the horror of such inexcusable acts! May God be with them & their families!

  12. If the church thought that their priest raping and molesting 5-11 year old children was consensual then they should also think that the priest consented to having his genitals cut off and a machete shoved up his ass. Case closed.

  13. The Church went around the law, outside of it, in order to avoid the full consequences of this problem.

    They have paid the price they deserved, for their victims ALSO decided the law had no real fucking meaning. IMAGINE THAT!

  14. praise be to God,thanks for the news updates,such cases are helping us as references and evidances to testify to christians,we shall always pray dfor peace everywhere in Jesus name

  15. The church expects the killers to punished by the full force of the law but wouldn’t allow the law to punish the priest? lets hope the killers get sent on a 1month paid vacation too.

  16. Interesting that the “full extent of the law” didn’t apply to the Priests raping children but the “full extent of the law” is now being used to find and punish his killer.

  17. The header says, “Native American News” – was the priest assigned to a reservation parish? it is fact that in earlier times a number of tribes did believe in mutilation as a form of punishment. Ironically, as a child I was abused, by someone in my own family, but – as an adult, had it not been for the ongoing encouragement of several priests not to give up, I’d have died long ago, by my own self-inflicted abuse. There are decent priests and priests who should not have been, just as there are in any other career. Yes, it is chilling to read of his crimes, and the response received, but it is not for anyone to murder, either.

  18. I was thinking the same damn thing Matt. If the Church had done the right thing and made the Priest face the legal system, the vigilante response would not have been necessary…..and a 5 year old gave their consent? Oh really???

  19. A five years old or a child of any age. I sympathize with the parents. You don’t know what that child is going through now. Just the thought of someone doing that enrages a parent. In most cases of sexual abuse it ruins a person. For the church to treat this as just another slap on the hand would piss anyone off. To send him off to pray about it is not acceptable by anyone standers. This falls on the Bishop of that state. I wonder why do men seems so disconnected to sexual abuse of any kind. What is worst for them to hide under collar of priest and doing the things he did. Praying for these children that this will not effect the way they will live their lives.

  20. Good for him!! There are more pedophile priests and nuns guilty of the same crimes or nuns getting pregnant from priests then having abortions.

  21. Just so I’m clear, the “church” want the fullest extent of the LAW used to find his killers?? REALLY. PEOPLE. STOP SUPPORTING THESE DEMONIC RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. GIVD YOUR MONEY TO CHARITY!!

  22. So first it was a church matter and no police is necessary, now the “full force of the law” to be used to bring the culprit before justice…

  23. This story is fake. The priest in question killed himself in 2011 (the Boston Herald reported that in 2011) when confronted with the horrific things he had been doing. This fake story has been making the rounds on the internet as of late.

  24. he deserved no less. and all the rest of those rapists and molesters should take note; your days are numbered.

    good riddance to him. I eagerly await more news of this kind. kill them all.

  25. Sin begets Sin in this life of the worst is rape no one can tolerate this act not a mother, father,sister, brother,prisoner or priest. This act is punishable as stated.

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