March 08, 2005

Norwich pastor removed following sex abuse allegations


(Norwich-AP, Mar. 8, 2005 6:25 AM) _ A Norwich pastor has been removed following allegations of sexual abuse dating to the 1970s before he was a priest.

Published reports say the allegations against the Reverend R. Thomas McConaghy date to 1973 to 1975 when he was commandant of LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale, New York, on Long Island.

Norwich Bishop Michael Cote removed McConaghy from Saint John Mission Church in Fitchville and Sacred Heart in Norwich a week ago and replaced him with the Reverend John White.

Posted by kshaw at March 8, 2005 06:51 AM