More recently, the parish lost its spiritual leader. The Rev. James Braley, who was pastor for more than 10 years, was placed on administrative leave by the archdiocese in February following a sex abuse allegation dating back to the 1980s. A spokesman for the archdiocese said last week Braley’s status remains unchanged.
Parishioners remain supportive of their pastor. “We really miss him and wish he could be here with us for this,” Madden said.
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