During his two-year stay at the Clarendon House Condominiums in Fayetteville, Terence of Avila behaved as most cats do.
He ate, slept and purred inside unit 301 where he lived with his owner, Thomas Malloy, the pastor at St. Ann Catholic Church.
The coziness at the kitty condo ended July 17, when the Clarendon House Homeowners’ Association sued Malloy and the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, in whose name the condo was titled.
The association wanted the cat out. Terence was breaking the association’s restrictive covenants.
I just have to like a priest who would name their cat Terence of Avila. I wonder if it levitates when it coughs up hair balls?
Nah, but I hear his litter-sister Joanna of the Cross does. 😉
Being a priest must be a lonely life at times. I think every priest should have a pet of some sort to provide healthy companionship. These condo board people are just looking to drain some cash from diocese coffers. Shame on them.
Boo to the condo association! I am glad Terence of Avila still has an excellent home–no thanks to them.
Why are you booing the condo association? While I think it’s a great idea for secular priests to have pets, the secular priests do have to follow the rules, just like everyone else. If Father brought home his pet knowing that it was against the rules, he should expect the association to take steps to enforce a no-pets policy.