Exonerated Q-C Priest Withdraws from Holy Family Assignment

By Ann McGlynn
Quad-City Times
January 19, 2009

A former high-ranking Diocese of Davenport official cleared by a Catholic court of sex abuse and then assigned to help lead a Davenport parish will not be at that church after all, diocesan officials said.

Monsignor Drake Shafer was to be the temporary parochial vicar at Holy Family Church in Davenport. However, he asked Bishop Martin Amos to relieve him of that assignment, according to a letter read by the Rev. George McDaniel at Masses over the weekend.


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