LAS VEGAS (AP) — Church officials in Nevada say they’re following their counterparts in Louisiana and adding a Roman Catholic priest who was suspended in 2018 to a list of clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse.
Last week the pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Summerlin pled guilty to mail fraud charges for stealing $650,000 from his parish. The money went in compulsive gambling, according to the priest's lawyer. So what happens to the priest? What kind of treatment is available? And what happens to the parish? How do the new priest and the flock pick up the pieces after a shattering experience like this?