October 13, 2005

Priests' suspension is lifted

The Cincinnati Post

By Kevin Eigelbach
Post staff reporter

Suspended from the priesthood over allegations of sexual abuse, Rev. Mike Paraniuk turned from selling Jesus to selling appliances.

He became the top salesman in appliances at the Best Buy store in Florence, Ky., selling $350,000 worth of white goods in six months.

"It was good to get back in touch with everyday work life," the Batavia resident said. "I did a darn good job, and I met some wonderful people."

On Wednesday, he learned that Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk had lifted his suspension, as well as that of Rev. David Vincent.

Paraniuk felt happy and vindicated, and was fielding calls from all his former employers, who want him back.

Posted by kshaw at October 13, 2005 08:51 AM