Seattle priest ignored ban from public ministry
Catholic World News - May 07, 2014
A priest in the Archdiocese of Seattle who was banned from ministry because of sexual abuse has violated that ban, the archdiocese has disclosed.
Father Harry Quigg was removed from ministry in 2004 because of a long-term sexual affair that began in 1980 when his partner was 17 years old. But the archdiocese has revealed that it recently came to light that Quigg has continued to celebrate Mass and present himself as a priest, despite the archdiocesan directive.
The archdiocese said that it “is undertaking a thorough review of the relapse prevention program and the steps taken to prevent a priest whose ministry has been restricted for any reason from violating those restrictions.”
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Posted by: Savonarola -
May. 07, 2014 9:21 PM ET USA
Pathetic reaction. When will the churchmen learn that issuing orders is 10% of the job and seeing that they're carried out is 90% of the job?
Posted by: unum -
May. 07, 2014 6:44 PM ET USA
The U.S. Church continues to fail to protect the laity and the public from illegal acts of its employees. The statement of a pastor shows the extent of the failure, "Harry Quigg is a friend of mine, I am disappointed and ... angry with him by what has come to light recently. I pray that when people have time to reflect on the situation, they will have compassion on him and consider some of the good things he has done.” He doesn't have a clue!