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Sex-abuse plaintiffs charge New Mexico archdiocese assigned priests from local treatment center

Catholic World News - August 18, 2014

Three men have brought suit against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, claiming that they were sexually abused after the archdiocese allowed priests who were known abusers to engage in parish ministry.

The charges involve priests who were treated at the Servants of the Paraclete Center, located in New Mexico, after being accused of abuse in other locales. Some of these priests were eventually assigned to parishes in the Santa Fe archdiocese.

The plaintiffs charge that the archdiocese continued to assign priests to ministry, covering up evidence of past abues claims, from the 1950s into the 1990s.

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