A letter from Bishop Thomas

08-26-2018Pastor's LetterMost Reverend George Leo Thomas, PhD

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This past week the Grand Jury in Pennsylvania issued a sweeping report regarding allegations of sexual misconduct involving some 300 priests in the state of Pennsylvania. The reports date back to as early as 1940.

Among the priests listed was Fr. Ernest Paone, a Pittsburgh priest, who 26 years ago, served in the Diocese of Reno Las Vegas for six weeks. Archival records indicate Fr. Paone’s only placement in Nevada was at St. Anne Catholic Church in Las Vegas, where he served from February 3, 1992 until March 16, 1992 when he requested to return to Oceanside, CA for reasons of health.