It does look that way. But what if she was one of those psychotic women who imagined an intimate relationship with the priest? If you really pay attention to what she wrote, she doesn't say anything about being worried that her period was late and I would think that if there was something between them, considering that she was a nun, she would have been very worried. Koob was a sleazeball, but he could have been telling the truth. Of course, he did later leave the church and become a Methodist, probably because Methodist ministers don't have to be celibate.
You could be right, Jason. I've heard of women imagining they have an affair with a man and they're so convincing that everyone believes them. Men have fantasies like that too, like those celebrity stalkers. I'd like to read the entire letter that she wrote, if someone can find and post it.
I recently saw something about this case online and I thought that there might be new evidence, but all it said was that the church was involved and we already knew that. Does anybody else know of any updates about these murders?
Thanks for the links. I missed the Law & Order show based on this case. If I don't see it in a rerun, I'll have to wait until this season is released on DVD.
In the Huffington Post story, they stated that Cathy and the priest were having a sexual affair, but I'm still not convinced that they were.
I know that people can imagine they're romantically involved with someone so much that they begin to believe it themselves. It's also possible that as a nun, she wouldn't have had sex before marriage, but either way, there was something going on between them and even the priest admitted that he asked her to marry him.
I know many of the people involved in this story and Maskell was my Priest. The girl who saw the Nun at the dump was her student which is how she recognized her, she is not crazy. Maskell took her to see the dead Nun to warn her off of telling what was going on. Yes they were teenagers being plied with drugs and alcohol and threatened by the Priest and others. In those days Priests were worshiped. The Baltimore City Police were complicit because Maskell's brother was a high ranking officer in the BCPD and Maskell was the Police Pyschiatrist.
I don't blame Sister Cathy at all, but the letter that she wrote to Koob wasn't what would be considered normal for a nun to write to a priest. Also, he did leave the priesthood and got married, so his vow of chastity didn't mean much.
Post by Graveyardbride on Feb 9, 2017 21:45:32 GMT -5
Police Continue to Purse Leads in ‘Sister Cathy’ Case
BALTIMORE – Nearly five decades after the death of a nun who taught at Archbishop Keough High School, Baltimore County police say they are still working the case. The body of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik was discovered January 3, 1970, in a field off Monumental Avenue in Lansdowne. The 26-year-old woman had gone missing approximately two months earlier after leaving her Baltimore home to go shopping.
Officer Jennifer Peach, a spokeswoman for the county police, said detectives have been conducting interviews in recent months. A cold-case investigator is reexamining evidence after the retirement of a detective who previously worked the case, she added. “Over the years, we developed several people of interest,” she advised. The case “remains open and under active investigation.” However, she added, “we have no new evidence to add to the case at this point.”
Two women who say they have spoken with investigators were featured in an interview that aired Wednesday on WJZ-TV, The Sun’s media partner.
Police have reexamined the case over the years, including in the 1990s, when a woman came forward with allegations of sexual abuse by A. Joseph Maskell, a priest who worked as a chaplain and counselor at Keough. She implicated Maskell in Cesnik’s death. Maskell died in 2001. Before his death, he denied allegations of abuse or any knowledge of Cesnik’s killing.
In November, The Sun reported on a series of settlements the Archdiocese of Baltimore reached with about a dozen people who said they were abused by Maskell.
Source: Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun, February 9, 2017.