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New York nun faces indictment for alleged $100,000 theft from parishes

Catholic World News - November 05, 2012

New York state prosecutors are bringing grand-larceny charges against a nun who is accused of stealing over $100,000 in church funds.

Sister Mary Ann Rapp will be indicted for taking money from two parishes in the Buffalo diocese. She was suspended from her work in the diocese after an audit discovered missing funds.

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  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - Nov. 05, 2012 6:08 PM ET USA

    The scandal of embezzlement for Catholics is not the act itself but the seeming minimizing of its evil nature. This appears to parallel some cases of the same attitude toward child abuse. "Standard Accounting Procedures" are explicit in demanding that two individuals be accountable for all funds. Pastors previously had been the sole arbitor of parish funds. The cavalier attitude makes church keepers appear to have no money sense and to not care if money is stolen and to not punish if done.

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