A statement about the incident notes that the Lincoln Diocese has not received any allegations of criminal wrongdoing or reported violations to the safety of minors
A Nebraska City priest has been put on relieved of his duties with Lourdes Central Catholic School and St. Benedict's Church of Nebraska City after self reporting a moral failing.
Bishop James Conley of the Lincoln Diocese released a statement regarding potential disciplinary action against Mark Cyza who had been functioning as chief administrative officer of Lourdes and as administrator of St. Benedict parish.
The statement from Bishop Conley is below.
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.