Church Clears Former Clinton Chaplain of Molestation Accusation, Will Return to Service
By Sarah Tisinger
June 17, 2016
| Father John Stack photo from his profile on the Catholic Messenger|
A former chaplain at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton has been cleared by the Catholic Church after being accused of molestation. He will be reassigned to ministry and service to the Diocese of Davenport.
In 2013, Father John Stack was accused of touching minors inappropriately in the 1980s. The Diocese reported the accusations to the Scott County Attorney and Stack was removed from ministry. The case went through a trial process through the Doctrine of Faith at the Vatican, where three judges found that the accusations of sexual abuse could not be proven, reports the Diocese.
“There was not a finding of innocence or guilt,” stated the press release.
The decision was appealed for further review and the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith agreed with the prior judges findings.
Bishop Amos will resign Father Stack to service, says the Diocese.