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Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Former Priest to Serve Six Years for Child Porn

Former Worcester, Massachusetts rector Gregory Lisby will serve six years in federal prison, Judge Timothy Hillman ruled, after a sentencing hearing which revealed an additional non-criminal sexual encounter between Lisby and a teenage boy and an unusual number of letters of support from former colleagues and parishioners.

Journalism’s Higher Calling

"We just felt we needed to celebrate what they do,” said Bishop Douglas Fisher, describing the award for journalists from the Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

How Did This Happen?

TLC's Jeff MacDonald interviews parents at the Holyoke, Mass. school where former priest Gregory Lisby taught kindergarten until arrested for the possession of child pornography. Why wasn't the illicit behavior discovered earlier?

Former Massachusetts Rector Charged with Child Pornography

FBI agents raided the Worcester, Mass. rectory where Rev. Gregory Lisby lives,; he could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the crime.

Episcopal Groups Join Suit Against Border Wall

The Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the Diocese of Long Island filed friend of the court briefs in a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Montreal College Calls Zink

The Rev. Jesse Zink will become the next principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College on Aug. 1.

Deans for Albany, Springfield

Tom Adams Callard and Leander Harding will lead cathedrals in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Albany, New York.

Requiescat: Bishop Wissemann

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Frederick Wissemann died Wednesday.


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