Feelings about a disgraced Roman Catholic priest remain high at his former pastorate at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in
Parishioners and others in the community theorize that someone, or a group of persons, feels that Rev. DeLorenzo’s legacy is disgraceful to the Holy Redeemer parish and the Catholic Church at large. This, they theorize, would explain the serial disappearance of the former pastor’s portrait.
The current acting pastor, Rev. Paul Cummings, just as frequently replaces the purloined photographic portrait. Speaking to the Flint Journal newspaper, Rev. Cummings said “I haven’t a clue who is doing it”, “Maybe they figure they are doing their thing for God.”
Rev. DeLorenzo, who abruptly resigned in January 2002, made a written admission months later, saying “This has caused harm to that young person. I am sorry it happened and now publicly apologize for what I did”, in response to allegation to criminal sexual contact with an 8-year-old boy over a five-year period in the 1970s at St. Pius X parish in neighboring
Bishop Kenneth J. Povish was head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing, which encompasses