A classic dispute has officially commenced by the Diocese of Peoria, St. Michael the Archangel Church, located in Streator, Illinois, and a rosary society at legal odds over the ownership of $35,000.
Monsignor John Prendergast, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Church, after giving written notice to the rosary society, filed a report with the local police charging an 86-year old, Dorothy Swital, with stealing the funds. Ms. Swital is more than ready for this legal fight.
According to The Times, based in Ottawa, Illinois:
He believes that money belongs to the church.
Swital, the 86-year old president of the society, does not see it that way.