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Priest denies helping mobster hide violin

CHICAGO (AP) — A former prison chaplain has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he plotted with convicted Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Sr. to recover a violin reportedly hidden in a hit man’s Wisconsin house. Authorities say 62-year-old Catholic ...

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Kenosha priest charged with 2 misdemeanors

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha priest is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a telephone. Father Michael Nowak pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors Tuesday. According to a criminal complaint, Nowak took a 17 year-old girl from ...

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Priest accused of alleged sexual call retains lawyer

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kenosha police say the priest accused of having an inappropriate phone conversation with a minor girl refused to talk to investigators Monday and has retained an attorney. Police Sgt. Jim Heiring said the case has been ...

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Lawyer takes issue with Archbishop Dolan letter

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Attorneys for Wisconsin sex abuse victims claim a 2003 letter from then-Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan shows he was more concerned about the church’s reputation than the actions of an abusive priest. Dolan wrote to then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, ...

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Priest sentenced for stealing church money

JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A former Watertown priest has apologized to his congregation at his sentencing for stealing church money and defrauding parishioners. The Rev. Thomas Marr said he hurt people “terribly, though totally unintentionally.” The 66-year-old Marr was spared ...

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