The Vatican has defrocked a local priest accused of sexually abusing an altar boy who later committed suicide, the Archdiocese of Seattle announced Monday.More.
Gerald Moffat, 75, most recently a pastor at St. Hubert Parish in Langley on Whidbey Island, had been on administrative leave since July 2002, when molestation allegations against him first surfaced.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
I'm not certain what is meant by "defrocked" since, as far as I know, it's a term not used by the Church. Perhaps they meant that he was laicized?
Posted by Prodigal Son at 2/21/2006 10:04:00 AM