Dating a priest
A Visalia priest with a troubled past is on paid leave after The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno discovered new evidence that may point to wrongdoing.Last week, Bishop Joseph Brennan notified Visalia's Good Sheperd Parish parishioners that Rev.The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday that the arrest follows a year-long investigation into Mc Loone’s alleged improprieties.District Attorney Chief of Staff Charles Gaza said in a statement: Father Mc Loone held a position of leadership, and his parishioners trusted him to properly handle their generous donations to the church.That is why exceptions can be made and the rule could be changed.
Mc Loone was released on Wednesday on ,000 unsecured bail.
Eric Swearingen was placed on "paid administrative leave.” "I understand that this is very difficult information for you to receive; especially, at a time when (Rev. Please be assured that we will do all we can to support (Rev.
Swearingen) and maintain his level of medical care without interruption.
As head pastor, Swearingen assumed the leadership role overseeing Visalia's four Catholic congregations, George Mc Cann School and the Bethlehem Center.
More: Dinuba priest on leave after allegations of sexual abuse, but there's not much to go on, yet More: Anti-sexual abuse group demands Catholic church release names of accused Valley priests More: New bishop to lead Central Valley Catholics as scandals hit church He grew up in Visalia, attending George Mc Cann and graduated from Redwood High School in 1979.
Mc Loone also doubled the stipends he was entitled to receive for weddings, funerals, and Masses to supplement his $26,000-a-year salary. Joseph Activity Account” to church officials during a routine audit in late 2017, which led to an investigation by the archdiocese.