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The Diocese of Phoenix fired the director of its Office of Child and Youth Protection, Jenny O'Connor, who led the office since its inception in April 2003.

The Diocese of Phoenix fired the director of its Office of Child and Youth Protection, Jenny O'Connor, who led the office since its inception in April 2003. O'Connor told the Arizona Republic that she was civilly married over Christmas because her husband is dying of cancer, and they could not afford the mandatory six-month waiting period to have a Catholic wedding. O'Connor says she was fired when the diocese found out about the marriage. Just one week prior, the Phoenix diocesan newspaper lauded O'Connor's work as "instrumental in bridging the divide" between abuse survivors and the diocese.
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Title Annotation:Bad News
Publication:U.S. Catholic
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Geographic Code:1U8AZ
Date:Mar 1, 2005
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