Markey was fired in January from her position of director of the archdiocese's family life office after financial irregularities were discovered.
According to the warrant, an audit revealed that Markey spent $307,545 for her own use or without documentation. The audit showed:
Of the money, $81,149 went to cash and cash advances; $67,656 was spent on casinos; $33,488 was spent on gifts for family and friends; and $24,775 was spent for airfare, miles and transportation, according to the audit.
The audit also showed that Markey opened a Great Western bank account in June 1999 and drew $76,628 from that account to make payments on her personal Visa.
Markey co-wrote one of the Catholic Church's most widely used marriage preparation programs, FOCCUS, which stands for Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study. The marriage preparation program is used by most U.S. dioceses. According to the FOCCUS Web site, 400,000 to 500,000 couples in 14 countries use the tool each year.
Focus on this: When was the last time “sister” taught about being open to Humanae Vitae, Evangelium Vitae, Natural Family Planning in it’s proper context and the Annunciation?