Father Rodney Adams, a priest in the Omaha Archdiocese, Tuesday received a sentence of probation for stealing money from a parish where he was pastor.
Now the Omaha Archdiocese
is considering a new assignment for Adams
The archdiocese chancellor, the Rev. Joseph Taphorn
, said Adams
will get a new assignment by the end of the year, one that does not involve handling any money.
was sentenced Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.
has been on administrative leave since resigning as pastor of St. Bridget
and St. Rose parishes in May.
was ordered to pay $23,000 in restitution and perform 500 hours of community service.
said in court that he's
been in therapy for manic depression and a spending addiction.
entered a guilty plea to the charge last June.
The Archdiocese found more than $80,000 dollars missing from St. Bridget
's Parish when the church records were computerized earlier in 2008.
In addition to five years probation, Adams
was also ordered to pay $23,000 in restitution.
has to pay $5,000 up front and the rest in monthly payments of $300.
The maximum sentence could have been 20 years in prison.