Florida priest convicted on grand-theft charges
CWN - February 24, 2009
Father Francis Guinan, a priest of the Diocese of Palm Beach, was convicted yesterday on charges of grand theft. Another priest who served at the same parish, Father John Skehan, pled guilt to grand theft last month. Local media reported last month that the pair may have stolen $8.5 million from the parish.
The priests’ actions have provided fodder for a local columnist: “Coming after the church's decades-long reluctance to investigate and expose pedophiles, this adds to the portrait of a dysfunctional, undisciplined organization incapable of monitoring itself,” Ralph De La Cruz writes.
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