- Aug 5, 2020
he longtime pastor of the Newman Center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln made “occasional” sexual advances to students and seminarians, the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln announced Wednesday.
After what has been a tumultuous and at times deadly 18 months for Catholic shepherds in the United States, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln issued a moving letter Friday saying he will take a temporary leave of absence to deal with mental health struggles.
Once “all the details of hospitality” are taken care of for the International Tennis Tournament for Priests June 28-30 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Father Brian Connor hopes he can “focus on Jesus and the little yellow ball” during the competition.
The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office is still waiting for Catholic officials to turn over sexual abuse records ordered in sweeping subpoenas about two months ago.
The Catholic Diocese of Lincoln says allegations of sexually abusing minors have been substantiated against nine priests whose names have been released.