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Tuesday, August 8, 2006

More trouble for Our Lady

NEWTON

The revolving parish door at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Newton Corner just keeps turning, the Globe City & Region section reports today.

First, longtime pastor the Rev. Walter Cuenin -- a critic of the church's handling of the clergy sex abuse crisis -- was forced to resign over financial mismanagement charges his supporters said were trumped up.

Then Cuenin's replacement, former archdiocesan media spokesman the Rev. Christopher Coyne, resigned after six months, saying that some parishioners had made the assignment too onerous.

Now one of the two priests named in April, to succeed Coyne, the Rev. Joseph V. Keil, has taken a leave of absense from the priesthood without offering an explanation. The Rev. John Sassani remains at the parish.

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