Ex-area priest told to step down

The Times
August 26, 2015

A priest who, was served from 1994 to 1995 at St. Mary Church in Wenona and St. John the Baptist Church in Lostant, was told Wednesday to step down from the priesthood, because of an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Terry Cassidy, last assigned to a church in Peoria, was ordered by Bishop Daniel Jenky to "no longer function in public ministry." Jenky said an allegation was made Cassidy engaged in misconduct with a minor almost 30 years ago. 

Jenky said Cassidy cannot conduct himself as a priest in any public capacity, which also means he cannot wear clerical garb or use the title reverend or father.


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