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NEW ORLEANS (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Louisiana priest has been caught defiling the holy space of his church, engaging in fornication with two women on the sacred altar.
Clark and the two women were arrested Sept. 30 after a parishioner, concerned that the lights of the church were on late in the evening, peeked through a window and beheld the sacrilegious spectacle.
He was shocked to find Clark, half-naked with priestly garb still on, with two women in corsets and high heels. They were performing sex acts with each other on the altar.
The witness also saw stage lighting around the trio and a mobile phone mounted on a tripod. Reportedly, Clark recorded the entire encounter.
The priest allegedly hired the women specifically to have group sex with him on the altar of his church.
Public records indicate one of the women, Mindy Dixon, 41, is a pornography film actress who works also as a dominatrix for hire. On Sept. 29, Dixon posted on social media that she was on her way to the New Orleans area to meet another dominatrix "and defile a house of God."
After her release from jail, Dixon was asked for comment by local media. She responded by posting a video of a gyrating devil on social media, saying "this is my official (expletive) statement."
When asked for comment on the scandal, a former seminary professor told Church Militant on condition of anonymity that demonic activity inside and outside the Church is more prevalent than most people realize. Repeating the words of a fellow priest, he claims that 25% of all people are, to one degree or another, actively infested with evil spirits, allowing the diabolical to rule their minds and hearts.
Clark, 37, was ordained in 2013 and had been pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul since 2019. He also was named chaplain of Pope John Paul II High School, taking over for Fr. Pat Wattigny, who was removed from active ministry after admitting to sexually abusing a minor.
The archdiocese suspended Clark from ministry the day after he was arrested. Records show that he was later released from jail on a $25,000 bond. Cheng, from Alpharetta, Georgia and Dixon, from Kent, Washington, posted bonds of $7,500 each.
Each of them could face six months to three years in prison if convicted.
Kat Walsh, a lifelong member of Sts. Peter and Paul church, said the parishioners, especially those who have been more deeply involved in the life of the Church, are deeply hurt by what has transpired. Walsh said Clark was well-liked and seemed easy to get along with.
"I'm upset for all of us, the parishioners of the church," she remarked.
After performing the ritual to purify and rededicate the altar to God after its desecration, New Orleans Abp. Gregory Aymond sent a letter to parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul on Monday, informing them that, as of Oct. 11, Fr. Carol Shirima would be replacing Clark as their pastor.
In a statement on the New Orleans archdiocesan website, Abp. Aymond asked Catholics to "please pray for all those affected, especially the parishioners of the parishes and school communities where they have served."
Church Militant contacted the archdiocese of New Orleans for comment, but received no response as of press time.