Priests who have been plagiarizing sermons from the internet have caused 17 families to leave St. John’s Anglican Cathedral in Hong Kong according to The South China Morning Post:
St John’s Cathedral appears to be fighting a losing battle against plagiarising priests – a practise that has already led 17 families of believers to leave the Anglican church.
A former parishioner at the Emmanuel Church in Pok Fu Lam, a St John’s affiliate, said four priests were guilty of using sermons from the internet and preaching them as if they were their own.
He said they had been doing so for 18 months.
The Very Reverend Matthias Der, the new dean of the cathedral, confirmed that some priests had persisted with their plagiarism despite his warnings against the practice at his first meeting with them in September.
Do you use ideas from sermons on the internet? Do you attribute or not?