Father Barry Meehan http://ripr.org en Mixed reactions of St. Timothy parishoners regarding abuse allegation http://ripr.org/post/mixed-reactions-st-timothy-parishoners-regarding-abuse-allegation <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Mass was celebrated Sunday at St. Timothy Church in Warwick but a familiar face wasn’t there.&nbsp; The pastor, Father Barry Meehan, was forced to resign over sex abuse allegations dating back more than 25 years.</p><p>Most parishioners of St. Timothy’s Church didn’t want to comment on the resignation of their pastor, Father Barry Meehan.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:45:29 +0000 Flo Jonic 8925 at http://ripr.org Mixed reactions of St. Timothy parishoners regarding abuse allegation Warwick priest resigns over accusation of sexual abuse http://ripr.org/post/warwick-priest-resigns-over-accusation-sexual-abuse <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) A Catholic priest has resigned over allegations of sexual abuse.<br><br>The resignation of Father Barry Meehan, pastor of St. Timothy’s Church in Warwick, was announced over the weekend with the reading of a letter from Bishop Thomas Tobin.<br><br>In the letter Tobin says the diocese recently received a sex abuse allegation against Meehan that goes back more than 25 years.&nbsp; An investigation concluded the allegation had merit. Meehan resigned when he was confronted, though he continues to assert his innocence.<br> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:59:54 +0000 Flo Jonic 8262 at http://ripr.org