Documents from the Rev. James A. Spielman File

May 10, 2018

[These dozen pages from the Spielman file were made public in a WKBW report on Bishops Head and Trautman and discussed in detail during the broadcast of that report.]

Excerpt from 7/19/93 letter from Vicar General Cunningham to Spielman:

Thank you for meeting with me this morning and for our telephone conversation last Friday. I fully understand that these are difficult days for you, and I want to assure you of my thoughts and prayers at this time.

As we have discussed, this letter will serve as confirmation of the fact that Bishop Head placed you on administrative leave effective July 16, 1993. During this period of time, the bishop expects that you will not engage in any public ministry; that is, you are not to celebrate Mass or the sacraments publicly. The faculties given to you at the time of your ordination are hereby revoked.








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