View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rochester Priest accused, placed on leave

The Diocese of Rochester announced today that it has investigated and deemed “credible” an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor dating back to the late 1960s against the Father Vincent Panepinto.

Father Panepinto was serving as the sacramental minister of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Rochester. He has been placed on administrative leave, and his priestly faculties have been withdrawn. He can no longer exercise public ministry in any capacity.

How sad. I pray that the allegations will ultimately prove to be false. But for now, I will pray for Father Panepinto and his accuser.


Anonymous christian said...

July 21, 2011-Fr. Vincent Panepinto is currently up on felony charges-grand larceny-for embezzling 10,000 dollars from Our Lady of the Americas (Corpus Christi)over a 3 year period. He has admitted taking the money and stated it was to pay off a blackmailer.-See the article from the Democrat and Chronicle online and also at the Cleansing Fire website. He needs prayers and all the faithful need prayers.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

I read that in the paper. How sad. Yes, prayers are in order!

5:21 AM  

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