A papal decree calls the action against Raymond Kownacki “for the good of the church.”
Msr. John Myler says out of the rubble of a church destroyed earlier this year in Ridgeway, Illinois, comes a new building and parish.
Rev. Bill Rowe is now considered retired and must leave the rectory at St. Mary Parish.
Priest charged with stealing items from Belleville gift store
The Peoria Diocese has withdrawn from litigation
Loss in population is to blame. No decisions will reportedly be made until 2013.
The Mount Vernon-based 5th District Appellate Court, in a 2-1 ruling made public Thursday, rejected the Diocese of Belleville’s challenge of a 2008 verdict favoring James Wisniewski of Champaign.