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We want to find a place with 50 acres so we can expand, and we try to look for a place that already has a house on it, and equine facilities because equine therapy is a huge part of what we do," Williamson said.
A former Jackson priest who admitted to molesting a teenage boy is serving in a Peruvian parish, despite several warnings of his past sexual abuse from the Diocese of Jackson.
Monday, the Diocese of Jackson responded to a report by Global Post about Father Paul Madden serving as a priest in Peru.
In July 2002, the Diocese of Jackson took the action of suspending Madden’s faculties.
The suspension prevents Madden from serving as a priest in the Diocese of Jackson or in the Catholic Church, Smith said.