|Barron offers desperate defense against charges.|
Toronto, Canada - Fr. Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and well-known Catholic personality, has been engulfed in a plagiarism scandal.
An investigation spearheaded by the Toronto Star has discovered that Barron's videos repeatedly crib passages from the Catechism and the Bible and pass them off as if these were his own ideas.
"We have found no proof that Barron had requested and obtained the permission of the authors of these books, in compliance with CanCopy regulations," said TS investigative journalist, Marge Danish.
"In fact, the fraud runs even deeper," she added. "The pictures featured in his famous Catholicism videos were not even painted by him. "There were paintings from someone named Michelangelo, from a Fra Angelico and Lucas Cranach and so many others. We are trying to reach these artists now to ask them about initiating a class-action lawsuit. I imagine Fra will be quite outraged!"
The famous investigator, Danish, is also known for her work exposing Pope Benedict XVI's illegal use of an African's, Aurelius Augustine's, writings in the essays he wrote in university.
When asked about her next target she replied that she was going after some poet named Dante Alighieri's reputed use of a Dr. Thomas Aquinas' writings in his poetry.
"The Catholic Church seems to have a real problem with originality and Barron is one of the worst offenders," she concluded.