Judge William Mallory enjoys handing out creative sentences from his bench over at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Mallory sent a 23-year-old Catholic to a Baptist church for 12 Sundays.
"I hope that this resolution will bring some measure of closure and healing to anyone harmed by these priests," Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati said.
Sr. Mary Evelyn Jegen, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur for 66 years, helped the peace group grow from 1,000 members to more than 5,500.
The crowd, which was made of mostly older people and many nuns, represented those whose anger and frustration with the church have found expression in local organizations.