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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our January expenses ($18,884 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!