Diocesan Statement effective Jan. 10, 2022

Diocese of Lincoln NE

October 8, 2021

By Bishop James Conley

Father Scott Courtney has been out of active ministry since September 2018 due to allegations of priestly misconduct. The matter was turned over to civil authorities. After a professional evaluation and a period of personal renewal, and hearing from the ministerial conduct board, restrictions have been imposed on Father Courtney’s public ministry. Bishop James Conley has assigned Father Courtney to work in prison ministry, minister to nursing and retirement homes, and provide administrative assistance to the Chancery effective Jan. 10, 2022.