August 9, 1990 |
The woman whose involvement with Atlanta's archbishop led to his resignation says she was seduced by a nun when she was 19, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Two sources say Vicki R. Long, 27, claims she worked with the nun at a Columbus, Ga., hospital and was seduced on a trip to Pittsburgh, Pa., the paper said. Atlanta Roman Catholic Archdiocese officials have confirmed that former Archbishop Eugene A. Marino had an "intimate relationship" with Long, a former lay minister.
August 2, 1990 |
The resignation last month of Atlanta's Roman Catholic archbishop was prompted by the discovery of his two-year relationship with a woman, his successor confirmed Wednesday. Archbishop Eugene A. Marino, 56, who was the nation's highest ranking black Roman Catholic, resigned July 10 for what he said were health reasons and the need for "spiritual renewal, psychological therapy and medical supervision." He had relinquished his duties in May because of severe stress and a near heart attack.
July 11, 1990 |
Pope John Paul II on Tuesday accepted the resignation of ailing Bishop Leo T. Maher, who gained nationwide attention when he refused Communion to a political candidate because of her views on abortion, as head of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego. As expected, Bishop Robert H. Brom became the fourth leader of the diocese. It was also announced Tuesday that the Pope has accepted the resignation of the nation's highest-ranking black Roman Catholic clergyman, Archbishop Eugene A.
July 10, 1990 |
Archbishop Eugene A. Marino, the nation's first black archbishop and its highest-ranking black Roman Catholic, resigned his position today, citing health reasons. Marino, who underwent treatment for alcoholism 12 years ago, said in a statement that he needs "an extended period of spiritual renewal, psychological therapy and medical supervision." He added that "the church of Atlanta needs a shepherd . . . who is healthy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1988 |
He has been a trailblazer among black Roman Catholic priests--the first black vicar general of his religious order, the first black secretary of the national bishops' conference and now, as Atlanta's archdiocesan leader, the nation's first black archbishop and highest ranking black prelate. But Eugene A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1988 |
Black Roman Catholics came of age this week with the appointment of Auxiliary Bishop Eugene A. Marino as Atlanta's archbishop, according to fellow black churchmen. "It's a tremendous blessing for the people of Atlanta and for the entire American church, since he becomes the first black archbishop in the history of our church," said Bishop Carl Fisher of Los Angeles, a fellow native of Biloxi, Miss., who as a youth attended Marino's first Mass as a newly ordained priest.