(DETROIT FREE PRESS) — DETROIT — A former pastor at a Michigan church has been charged with larceny after authorities say he stole money from the collection plate and from the donations parishioners gave to light votive prayer candles.
He is also accused of stealing property, including church wine.
The Rev. Eugene Katcher, 71, was granted senior priest status in July and is now retired. After his arrest, he was restricted from public ministry, meaning he can't celebrate Mass or wear a Roman collar. He has also been banned from his old church, Resurrection Parish in Canton.
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