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DALLAS STORY

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Feb 07, 2005

Diogenes, there was an interesting assertion in that Dallas Morning News story:

"A lawyer wrote the bishop in 1993 to say that Father Richard had been sexually harassing several boys at a Dallas Catholic high school and a Plano church. Sworn statements from three boys followed, describing unwanted looks, requests, comments and massages of the chest, back and shoulders."

So. I gather that, even after the Dallas Charter was adopted, Bishop Grahmann continued in office a pastor who had been credibly accused of improprieties with youth?

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 08, 2005 11:18 AM ET USA

    Is this the same Bishop Grahmann that didn't want his co-adjutor to succeed him after all the earlier sexual abuse problems of the clergy? I hope the coadjutor is now happier in Camden.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 08, 2005 10:06 AM ET USA

    When I think of how easy it would be for someone to totally wreck the life of a priest just because they didn't like him, I am hesitant to jump to conclusions because of as yet unproven improprieties. If a priest were wrongly accused, how could he ever redeem his name? Don't get me wrong. As a member of the Dallas Diocese, I am aware of many ignored or continuing improprieties over the last 30 years. But I don't understand how anyone endures long-term abuse without sharing the fault.

  • Posted by: frjimc - Feb. 07, 2005 1:10 PM ET USA

    In re the comment by latinae: ONLY two episcopal liars?

  • Posted by: - Feb. 07, 2005 1:04 PM ET USA

    Does that mean two episcopal liars for the weekend?

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