Priest vows to help chalice thief

January 22, 2008 10:59:17 AM PST
A Roman Catholic priest in Ridgewood wants to help the person who stole a gold-plated chalice from his church instead of prosecuting. The Reverend Thomas Quinn says the cup was given to him by friends when he was ordained two years ago.

It was reported stolen from an unlocked safe at Out Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church on Sunday. Some cash, a wireless microphone and keys to the poor box also were taken.

Quinn says he's going to be more careful about keeping the safe locked.