THE removal of a popular Roman Catholic
priest who church officials
said used money from his parish in White Plains to feed a gambling
habit came as a surprise to many parishioners when they learned about
it last week.
The Rev. Patrick Dunne, who had been pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows
Church since 1991, is undergoing counseling for addiction in a
rehabilitation center, church officials said.
MAHA, Neb. � A Roman Catholic nun
accused of stealing from the Omaha Archdiocese and gambling much of the
money away has pleaded guilty to theft.
An attorney says Sister Barbara Markey pleaded Monday to theft of more
than $1,500. Defense attorney J. William Gallup says she also agreed to
pay $125,000 in restitution.
Markey faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced in July.
Markey is an internationally known speaker. She was fired in 2006 as
director of the archdiocese’s family life office after an audit found
The audit found that Markey spent $307,545 for her own use or without
documentation. Prosecutors say Markey used the money to cover gambling
forays, gifts and trips.
Proof that it is not a good idea to take Gestas
as a confirmation name.