Priest with local ties resigns following abuse allegation

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A priest in Indianapolis with ties to the St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon has now resigned from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis following what officials are calling a “credible” accusation of sexual misconduct has been suspended. Father Patrick Doyle, 68, has resigned as the priest of the Nativity Church after a review board looked at a sexual misconduct allegation from decades ago, officials at the diocese say.A separate investigation is being conducted by law enforcement.Here is the full statement from the diocese:“The Review Board for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has found an allegation of sexual misconduct by Father Patrick Doyle credible. Father Doyle has resigned as pastor of Nativity Parish in Indianapolis. He remains removed from ministry.The single allegation from decades ago involved an emotional relationship with a vulnerable 18-year-old female.Members of Nativity Parish were informed of the Review Board’s findings and Father Doyle’s resignation at Masses this past weekend.The Archdiocese is working with parish leadership to assist the parish through this time of transition and healing and will begin the process for assigning a new pastor.The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is committed protecting children and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse and misconduct. If you are a victim of sexual misconduct by a person ministering on behalf of the Church, or if you know of anyone who has been a victim of such misconduct, please contact civil authorities and the Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator Carla Hill at 317-236-1548 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1548 or email her at [email protected]”In August of 2018 Father John Maung was suspended following an allegation of child sexual abuse.Fr. Doyle has had numerous ministry assignments. The complete list of his assignments are as follows: 1975, St. Mary-St. Michael, Madison, and part-time instructor, Father Michael Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School; 1979, director, Christian Formation Program, Bishop Chatard High School, and part-time instructor; 1987, administrator, Holy Cross, Indianapolis, and continuing as full-time instructor, Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis; 1989, administrator, St. Patrick and Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, while continuing as administrator, Holy Cross, Indianapolis; 1993, priest moderator and sacramental minister, Holy Rosary and St. Patrick, Indianapolis, while continuing as administrator, Holy Cross, Indianapolis; 1993, dean, Indianapolis East Deanery; 1994, sabbatical 1995, pastor, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis; 1996, dean, Indianapolis North Deanery, while continuing as pastor, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis; 1999, reappointed dean, Indianapolis North Deanery, while continuing as pastor, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis; 2000, priest moderator, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, while continuing as pastor, St. Joan of Arc and dean, Indianapolis North Deanery; 2001, reappointed pastor, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, while continuing as dean, Indianapolis North Deanery and priest moderator, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis; 2005, pastor, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis; 2010, priest moderator, St. Maurice, Napoleon, while continuing as pastor, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis; 2011, reappointed pastor, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, while continuing as priest moderator, St. Maurice, Napoleon.Fr. Doyle is prohibited from all public ministry while an investigation is pending.If you are a victim of sexual misconduct by a person ministering on behalf of the Church, or if you know of anyone who has been a victim of such misconduct, please contact civil authorities and the Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator Carla Hill.last_img read more

Mourinho bemoans ball-boys

first_img “There was a bit of confusion, the ball coming on, we are kicking it away – come on, I don’t think that’s really where we are today. It was an unbelievable performance.” Cisse, who had replaced Remy Cabella four minutes earlier, fired the home side into a 57th-minute lead after defender Gary Cahill had failed to cut out Sammy Ameobi’s left-wing cross, and then doubled their advantage 12 minutes from time when he converted Moussa Sissoko’s pass after the once-again impressive midfielder had charged at the heart of the Chelsea defence. Mourinho’s men grabbed a lifeline with seven minutes remaining when, after Taylor had been sent off for a second bookable offence, substitute Drogba glanced a header past debutant keeper Jak Alnwick, who had replaced the injured Rob Elliot at the break. But despite an incessant barrage, the visitors were unable to get back on terms as the 10 men secured a third successive home league win over their illustrious opponents. Mourinho said: “The best team lost. The team which tried to win lost. We were unlucky. But that’s football.” Pardew was understandably delighted with a victory which came at some cost with Elliot, who was deputising for the injured Tim Krul, facing several weeks on the sidelines with a torn thigh muscle and skipper Fabricio Coloccini also struggling. The 53-year-old revealed after the game that 21-year-old Alnwick had headed for his office earlier in the season to discuss his lack of opportunities, and fate now appears to have intervened. Pardew said: “Jak came to see me before Tim got injured and said that he was really disappointed in my management of him, that the club had let him down because we hadn’t loaned him out – but we couldn’t because he was our third-choice, so we couldn’t put ourselves at risk. “His contract was up at the end of the year and he felt he hadn’t really been given an opportunity, and he has been proven right, so fair play to him. “I said to Andy Woodman, our goalkeeping coach, you have to admire him because he isn’t really in a position to bang the door down on me at this stage – I think we’d won four games on the trot. “But fair play to him.” Jose Mourinho was left complaining about ball-boys and spectators after seeing his Chelsea side’s unbeaten start to the season come to an end at Newcastle. He said: “You need one ball. Sometimes we had no balls and other times we had two balls. “I don’t like to lose because of bad decisions from the referee – but the referee was very good today; I don’t like to lose and blame my players. “But that wasn’t the case today. We were just unlucky. They scored only the only two times they crossed the halfway line and scored two strange goals because of rebounds. “But I am not going to criticise the way Newcastle played. We changed our strategy and played direct and we almost got the point we deserved. “We were unlucky, but one day we will be lucky.” Asked if he believed his issue with the ball-boys and the crowd was a deliberate strategy, Mourinho replied cryptically: “Do you believe in Father Christmas?” Opposite number Alan Pardew, however, laughed off the suggestion. He said: “I know Jose has had a little moan about the ball-boys and stuff like that, but I think that’s a bit harsh. But if the ball goes in the stand at Newcastle with six minutes to go, it ain’t coming back, trust me. The Portuguese could only look on in horror as substitute Papiss Cisse struck twice after the break, making Didier Drogba’s late header after defender Steven Taylor had been dismissed irrelevant with the home side holding out for a 2-1 victory. Mourinho was convinced the Blues should have emerged with at least a point from their visit to to St James’ Park, where he is yet to win a Barclays Premier League game, but his only complaint was about the length of time it took the ball to arrive back on the pitch after it had gone out of play. Press Associationlast_img read more

Sir Alex Ferguson unearths truths about Manchester United salary deal

first_img “It was simple. We just agreed that no player should be paid more than me. “We agreed in less time than it takes to read the previous sentence.” In the book Ferguson speaks candidly about the leadership techniques that served him so well during his trophy-laden 26-year spell at Old Trafford. The Scot also details a number of mistakes he made during his stewardship of the Red Devils. Ferguson admits the handover to successor David Moyes, who was sacked less than a year into a six-year contract, could have been handled better. “I understand why critics, particularly in light of the 2013-14 season, say we should have handled the transition better,” Ferguson said. The 73-year-old insists he was never tempted to return to the dugout following Moyes’ dismissal. “There were some who wanted me to return to the sidelines. But I was not tempted,” he said. Ferguson’s first encounter with Moyes in 1998 when he interviewed him for the assistant manager’s job at Old Trafford did not end well for the then Preston boss, who was overlooked and Steve McClaren took the position instead. Moyes, Ferguson writes, was “very tense” during his interview with him following Brian Kidd’s departure from United to Blackburn. “Steve McClaren was the opposite of David,” Ferguson added. “He was bright, breezy, and enthusiastic. “At that point Steve had a lot more experience in the top flight of football than David and that swung my decision.” Ferguson says he looked at Jurgen Klopp, Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho – “a spectacular manager” – as potential successors, but they had all committed to other projects by the time the Scot had decided to retire. Ferguson insists he always gave Moyes his support following his appointment, and is fully behind current boss Van Gaal. “I just wanted David and United to win – just as I do these days with Louis van Gaal,” said Ferguson, who claimed TV cameras are now trained on him in the directors box at every United match. “I think they hoped they would catch me acting like Statler or Waldorf, the two curmudgeons in the Muppets, who are always criticising what is happening on the stage.” The man who Van Gaal has anointed as his successor, Ryan Giggs, gets a glowing reference from Ferguson in the book. “Ryan Giggs is eventually going to be a great manager – he has intelligence, presence and knowledge,” said Ferguson, who describes Giggs, Paul Scholes, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo as the only four truly world-class players he managed at United. And despite criticism from outside United, Ferguson is sure the club will continue to be a success so long as the Glazers run it. “From my perspective as manager they have been very good owners,” Ferguson said. There is also an admission of regret from Ferguson that he did not win more Champions League trophies during his time at United. The Scot won Europe’s top club competition twice, but the fact that figure left United two short of their great rivals Liverpool “still stings”, he said. Ferguson reveals he rejected the opportunity to sign Sergio Aguero shortly before he decided to move to City in 2011 because United were unwilling to pay the £35million fee Atletico Madrid were demanding. The Scot admits he considered signing controversial striker Mario Balotelli in 2010, but was put off after speaking to a number of his Italian contacts. Ferguson also speaks about another one of the failures of his reign – his inability to keep hold of Paul Pogba, who left United for Juventus on a free in 2012 and is now considered one of the best midfielders in the world. Ferguson points the finger at the midfielder’s agent Mino Raiola. “He and I were like oil and water,” Ferguson said. Another person Ferguson found difficult to deal with was Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who proved particularly troublesome to the Scot during deadline day negotiations in 2008 for Dimitar Berbatov “That whole experience was more painful than my hip replacement,” Ferguson said. S ir Alex Ferguson signed a contract with Manchester United in 2010 that ensured he would receive a higher salary than any of his players, the Scot has revealed in his latest book. Press Association In his new publication ‘Leading’, which is published on Tuesday, Ferguson claims owners the Glazer family and then chief executive David Gill asked him how he felt about the fact that Wayne Rooney was about to get a big pay rise by signing a new deal following protracted negotiations that took place while he was also linked with other clubs in the media. The former United manager recalls: “I told them I did not think it fair that Rooney should earn twice what I made and (joint-chairman) Joel Glazer immediately said: ‘I totally agree with you but what should we do’?” last_img read more

Felicity Huffman gets 14-day sentence for cheating scandal

first_imgDesperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days behind bars for her role in a college cheating scandal that sought to falsify SAT scores and guarantee the acceptance of her daughter into her ideal college.Huffman plead guilty to a charge of  conspiracy to commit mail fraud in May, after investigators found that the actress paid $15,000 to admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer and his nonprofit organization, which was being used as a front to accept bribes.Singer was found to have held up his part of the deal by having a proctor correct the answers on the teen’s SAT test after she turned it in.After the sentencing took place Friday afternoon, a source close to Huffman told People Magazine that the actress just hopes to complete her sentencing and move forward with her life.“Felicity knows she has a lot of work ahead of her to heal her family and win back the trust of the public, her colleagues and friends. She hopes the public will give her a second chance.”In addition to the jail time, Huffman will also be placed on supervised release for a year, be required to pay $30,000, and will be required to complete 250 hours of community service.At least 50 people including actresses, coaches, admissions counselors, and parents have been indicated in the cheating scandal.last_img read more

Reports – Newcastle and Hull flop set for New York City FC talks

first_img Hatem Ben Arfa 1 Newcastle United flop Hatem Ben Arfa is in talks with MLS side New York City FC, according to reports in France.The 27-year-old is currently a free agent after being released by Newcastle following a disappointing loan spell with Hull City.The playmaker had looked set to join Ligue 1 side Nice, but FIFA blocked the move claiming it broke regulations regarding players playing for three different clubs in a single season.However, according to L’Equipe, New York City – who are owned by Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour – are ready to offer Ben Arfa a solution to his footballing nightmare.The Frenchman can move to the MLS due to the fact that their new season begins in March, meaning he will have not broken FIFA rules over playing for three teams in the same season.The newly founded MLS side are ready to offer the attacking midfielder a route back into a football and a place in the first-team, where he could star alongside David Villa and Frank Lampard.last_img read more