Dating a priest
Investigators say Mc Loone opened an off-the-books “St Joseph Activity Account” on November 2, 2011, his first All Souls Day as pastor there.
Over the next six years, he deposited more than 5,000 in parish cheques – including nearly ,000 in All Souls collections, which parishioners traditionally donate to honour deceased family and friends – into the account.
As head pastor, Swearingen assumed the leadership role overseeing Visalia's four Catholic congregations, George Mc Cann School and the Bethlehem Center.
More: Dinuba priest on leave after allegations of sexual abuse, but there's not much to go on, yet More: Anti-sexual abuse group demands Catholic church release names of accused Valley priests More: New bishop to lead Central Valley Catholics as scandals hit church He grew up in Visalia, attending George Mc Cann and graduated from Redwood High School in 1979.
Father Mc Loone violated the trust of the members of St. Mc Loone’s arrest comes more than a year after his resignation from St Joseph’s stunned the parish community that he had been sent to stabilise amid a scandal seven years earlier.
He was assigned to St Joseph in 2011 to replace Msgr William J Lynn, who had been arrested for ignoring or covering up the behavior of paedophile priests following a grand jury investigation.
Eric Swearingen, pastor of the Catholic Church of Visalia, gives a homily during the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help June 28, 2014, at St. He is the new pastor of the Catholic Church of Visalia.
Eric Swearingen was placed on "paid administrative leave.” "I understand that this is very difficult information for you to receive; especially, at a time when (Rev. Please be assured that we will do all we can to support (Rev.