• Former Boston-area priest defrocked over abuse allegations

    • Apr 1, 2016

    BOSTON (AP) — The Vatican has defrocked a Boston-area priest after a church investigation found him “guilty of abuse of a minor.” The Boston Archdiocese announced Thursday that Thomas H. Maguire may no longer function as a priest in any capacity. Maguire, ordained in 1976, was placed on leave in