Ex-area priest told to step down

The Times

A priest who, was served from 1994 to 1995 at St. Mary Church in Wenona and St. John the Baptist Church in Lostant, was told Wednesday to step down from the priesthood, because of an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Terry Cassidy, last assigned to a church in Peoria, was ordered by Bishop Daniel Jenky to “no longer function in public ministry.” Jenky said an allegation was made Cassidy engaged in misconduct with a minor almost 30 years ago.

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