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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Shock Wave: Diocese in Arizona suspends ex-TV priest who was at 'apparition' church for alleged misconduct

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One of the Valley’s most prominent priests, the Rev. John D. “Jack” Spaulding, pastor of St. Timothy’s Catholic Community in Mesa, was placed on administrative leave Friday after a Diocesan Review Board Thursday night determined there was a “credible” allegation of his involvement in sexual misconduct with a minor. It allegedly took place more than 25 years ago when he was pastor at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish in Scottsdale.

A diocese spokeswoman said police were notified of the allegation, but the church has no knowledge of a criminal investigation being under way.

Read the story here: http://www.yourwestvalley.com/valleyandstate/article_51607b58-7f21-56b3-98fb-af1dd244228d.html

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