Former ABC7 anchor Ken Rosato, who was dismissed lately after a hot-mic slur, used to live to serve God.

According to the chapel’s website, the disgraced journalist headed the Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Community in Hollywood, Fla., where he worked as a priest.

Although the Catholic Church was not officially affiliated with Roman Catholicism, it stated that it revered the religious institution and adhered to similar ideas.

The Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Community was founded in October 2000 by a small group of Catholics from South Florida, including Rosato, who wished to “worship in an accepting environment that offered Catholic tradition with valid sacraments.”

“Worshippers can feel free to attend our masses knowing that they will not be judged for their human frailties,” the mission statement of the church stated.

They also asserted that they permitted divorce and contraception, both of which are strongly opposed by Roman Catholic churches.

Rosato eventually relocated to New York City, where he was employed as a freelance reporter at “Eyewitness News” in 2003 and elevated to morning and midday anchor in 2007.

However, it looked that he continued to work as a news anchor and a preacher at the same time.

Rosato officiated at the wedding of fellow news writer Tamsen Fadal and Matt Titus, a “personal trainer with a bad-boy reputation” who had recently divorced, according to the New York Times.

“Ken Rosato, a priest of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America and an anchor on WABC-TV, led the couple in their vows,” according to the report, referring to Rosato’s twin professions.

It’s unknown when or whether the New York native ceased practicing as a priest, but his journalism career took off, and he worked at ABC7 until May 12.

Rosato, 56, was fired after two decades at the network for reportedly making an off-color remark to a coworker off-camera, according to Page Six.

His representative denied the remark was racially motivated, saying, “Being fired for any racial slur is 100 percent inaccurate and untrue.” Ken Rosato had a 20-year track record of promoting all forms of equality at WABC.”

Rosato was later proven to have called his co-anchor, Shirleen Allicot, a “c-t” on an open mic and was dismissed as a result.

The news station has yet to formally announce his departure, but Rosato is “no longer with WABC,” according to an email sent to staff.


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