Convicted priest cannot return to pulpit

May 10, 2012 3:56:41 PM PDT
A DuPage County judge ruled that a priest who stole from his parish cannot return to the pulpit and must keep his factory job.

Reverend John Regan, 48, stole $300,000 from a Roselle parish and gambled it away. He took the money from Saint Walter's Church in 2006 within two months of starting there.

A judge ruled Regan must maintain a factory job to repay the money. Regan pleaded guilty and served two months in jail.

He remains an ordained priest.