Abington Parishioners Hear about Priest

My Fox Philly
March 9, 2011

[with video]

Fox 29 was at a Catholic parish in Abington on Ash Wednesday after parishioners were told at services their priest was suspended as part of an abuse investigation conducted by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The words disappointed and shocked came up over and over again as we spoke with parishioners in this latest mass suspension of priests by Cardinal Justin Rigali.

We went to Saint John Of The Cross In Abington. The church and its school have been there almost six decades.

Parishioners there got the word that their pastor, Father John Reardon, had been put on administrative leave by the Cardinal when they came to Ash Wednesday services at 8 a.m.


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