February 18, 2005

Diocese Asks For Removal Of Priest At Enders Island

The Day

Day Staff Columnist, Enterprise Reporter/Columnist
Published on 2/18/2005

Mystic — Bishop Michael R. Cote informed pastors of the Norwich diocese last month that he had asked the Rev. Paul Pinard, a priest residing at St. Edmund's Retreat on Enders Island, to leave the diocese because of “past, substantial allegations of sexual misconduct with minors.”

That announcement was published in this month's edition of the diocese's Four County Catholic newspaper.

For the past seven years, Pinard has taught an adult-education class at St. Edmund's Retreat. His text: “To Know Christ Jesus,” by Frank Sheed.

Pinard had another favorite text by Sheed, one that he used when he taught classes at St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vt., back in the '60s: “Theology and Sanity.”

He also taught high school for 22 years.

Posted by kshaw at February 18, 2005 08:44 AM