San Diego priest is removed from the ministry

first_imgSan Diego priest is removed from the ministry Posted: October 9, 2018 Ashlie Rodriguez Updated: 10:21 PM Ashlie Rodriguez, center_img October 9, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Catholic priest in San Diego has been suspended as church officials investigate allegations of sexual misconduct dating back more than two decades, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego announced Tuesday.The Rev. Justin Langille, 65, was removed from ministry by Bishop Robert W. McElroy following a determination by the Diocesan Independent Review Board that Langille had been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl in the early 1990s, according to a diocese statement.Langille’s case was brought before the Independent Review Board as part of the process of reviewing files pertaining to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Diocese of San Diego. That effort was initiated two months ago, when Bishop McElroy asked the board to review allegations against current priests that had been evaluated before the diocese formed the board in 2004.If the Independent Review Board reviews an allegation and determines that it is not credible, the priest may be returned to ministry. However, if the board advises the bishop that the accusation is credible, and the bishop accepts those findings, under the zero-tolerance policies followed by the diocese the priest will be suspended and his faculties removed. He would no longer be allowed to publicly function as a priest in San Diego or any other Catholic diocese around the world.The case against Langille was examined in 1995 and again in 2002, but the diocese concluded at the time that the allegation could not be substantiated.In 2002, Langille was given and passed a polygraph test, which was a major factor at the time.When the Review Board took up the case last month, it commissioned a new search for corroborating evidence by a professional investigator. Significant new information emerged that substantially undermined the credibility of Langille in his denials, according to the diocese.Langille has not had a full-time assignment in the diocese since 2013, but he has assisted on weekends at the St. Therese and Ascension parishes. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Creating and blending

first_imgIt is initiated by artistic director Santosh Nair, where artistes/companies showcase 15 minutes of their contemporary work. The idea is to bring works from both established and upcoming artistes/companies, creating a repertoire that reflects the varied foundations of the choreographers and their unique style of drawing from the same.Different dance companies will be presenting their own interpretations of the ‘contemporary’ style explains Nalini Sharma from Sadhya. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The main idea behind Quarterfest is to bring in varied styles performing the contemporary adding their own touches to it. The festival promises to bring a repertoire of works reflecting varied foundations and their unique style of drawing from the same root – contemporary dance. Quarterfest is taking place under the artistic direction of Santosh Nair of Sadhya.The best part about the two day celebration this year is perhaps that the opening day (8 December) coincides with the birth anniversary of Uday Shankar, the father of contemporary dance in India. Infact, adds Nalini, the opening piece, aptly called Ode to the Gurus – is a tribute to Shankar. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSantosh Nair on the occasion says,  “It is a platform for innovation.  The idea is to create an opportunity for Choreographers  to explore their  creativity.”Sadhya – A Unit of Performing Arts is one of the leading dance academies of India.  Santosh Nair (Artistic Director) the name behind ‘Sadhya’ has left no stone unturned to establish the company to provide a platform to upcoming talents and promote the passion of dance in young. Since its inception the company has taken up many challenges and has evolved as a contemporary dance company that bridges the tradition and modern dance forms.  ‘Sadhya’ which means excellence is not only expertise in contemporary but also has the prowess in traditional, a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary and even creative Bollywood dance. Stage productions, workshops and collaborated projects too are integral to it.  Perfection with versatility is their unmatched feature, vision that is futuristic.When : December 8-9 Where: Indian Habitat Centrelast_img read more