March 16, 2006

Retired Priest Placed On Leave


The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has put a retired priest on administrative leave because of child sexual abuse allegations. They stem from his time as a pastor in Urbana nearly three decades ago.

As a result of today's action, Donald Shelander cannot celebrate

the sacraments or present himself as a priest in any way. Shelander

was pastor of St. Mary Parish in Urbana in 1977-83. He retired in


Posted by kshaw at March 16, 2006 07:01 AM