November 18, 2005

Priest Relieved of Duties


Friday, November 18, UDPATED: 4:47 p.m.
By Norm Jones

A Roman Catholic priest from our area has been stripped of his pastoral duties after allegations of sexual misconduct with a child.

Father Patrick Shannon has been removed from duties at churches in Lewisburg and Mifflinburg and people in Union County are shocked.

While Fr. Shannon served Sacred Heart Church in Lewisburg and St. George Mission Church in Mifflinburg he apparently had skeletons in his closet from more than three decades ago.

The leaders of his religious order in Philadelphia said Friday they received a letter describing the alleged sexual abuse. The church investigated, found the allegations believable, then removed him from his duties last week.

Posted by kshaw at November 18, 2005 04:08 PM