Letter to Parishioners from Father Jonathan Perrotta

Church of the Holy Family
May 05, 2014

[with pdf]

May 5, 2014 Dear Holy Family Parishioners and Holy Family School Parents, As you may already know, Fr. Ken Coughlin has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged inappropriate touching of hands and legs of school children at an assembly at the school last week.

This weekend, either Bishop Boyea or Monsignor Steven Raica read the following statement at the end of each Mass (at the two First Communion Masses they did not go into the specifics):

An allegation of inappropriate touching has been made against Father Ken Coughlin. The allegation involves touching of two students on their legs and hands. Father Coughlin denies that anything inappropriate happened. Under Michigan law and Diocese of Lansing policy, the Michigan office of Child Protective Services (CPS) has been notified and an investigation has begun. The school, the parish, and the diocese are fully cooperating with the investigation. Until the investigation has been completed, Father Coughlin will be away from the parish on administrative leave. Please keep all involved in your prayers.


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