Oblates clear former St. Mary’s priest of wrongdoing

Adrian Daily Telegram

August 28, 2020

By Spencer Durham

A priest accused of financial impropriety has been cleared after two accounting reviews revealed no evidence of wrongdoing, according to the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.

Rev. Jack Loughran, provincial superior of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Toledo-Detroit Province, issued a bulletin to the parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Parish in Adrian that said the allegations of financial wrongdoing by the Rev. William Auth were unfounded.

Auth was once an assistant pastor at St. Mary of Good Counsel Church in Adrian. He served in various roles in the church in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. He was a temporary administrator at St. Mary in 1986 and served in the role until 1991.

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