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Kansas City: former chancery employee alleges homosexual harassment

Catholic World News - January 17, 2012

A former assistant archivist has filed a sexual harassment suit against the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph, alleging that he was dismissed because he complained about an atmosphere of homosexual harassment.

Larry Probst alleges that he was subjected to “unwanted and unwelcome sexual harassment” by two priests and a male lay employee. Probst’s position was eliminated after he complained about the alleged harassment to the diocesan chancellor.

“Along with four other positions, Probst’s temporary position was eliminated at the end of the diocesan fiscal year, on June 30, 2011, solely for budgetary reasons,” the diocese said in a statement.

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  • Posted by: opraem - Jan. 17, 2012 11:57 PM ET USA

    bp finn was asleep at the switch on kiddie porn. here's another probable proof that he should go as the diocesan shepherd.

  • Posted by: New Sister - Jan. 17, 2012 11:45 AM ET USA

    It takes great courage for a man to speak out against male-male harrassement--so much so that I have a difficult time believing a man would invent such charges. I hope there is a thorough probe into this charge-- especially if there is an underground homosexual network amongst clergy to be exposed. I believe such networks (lavender mafia) continue to persist in several diocese.

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