Joliet Priest, Reverend F. Lee Ryan, Removed From Ministry

Reverend F. Lee Ryan, a Joliet area priest, who had been removed from ministry, and later reinstated, has been removed once again.  The priests troubles started when a 52 year old man, now living in Florida, claimed that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with the priest which lasted for more than a year, starting when the victim was 14.  The victim attended school at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox.  The Joliet Archdiocese indicated that the priest was not found guilty of violating church law.  Since that time, however, Joliet Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, decided to revoke his earlier permission to Ryan to perform ministerial duties.  This matter will be an interesting one to follow.