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Diocesan Statement 10-02-18

Father Mark Cyza, chief administrative officer of Lourdes Central Catholic School and pastor of St. Benedict parish in Nebraska City, will take a temporary leave of absence from his current priestly assignments. Father Cyza recently disclosed to Bishop James Conley a moral failing that was committed within the past few years involving immoral conduct with an adult woman, who was not an employee of the parish or the school. The diocese has not received any allegations of criminal wrongdoing and there have been no reported violations of the safety of minors. 
 
Father Cyza has repented of his failings. Bishop Conley will make an informed decision about the next step in Father Cyza’s ministry.
 
Father Jonathan Haschke is appointed interim chief administrative officer of Lourdes Central Catholic School. Father Michael Ventre is appointed administrator of St. Benedict parish in Nebraska City. 

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