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Tennessee bishop said assault claim was ‘boundary issue’ for seminarian to whom he gave thousands

April 28, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville downplayed “assault allegations against [a] seminarian while giving him thousands of dollars in cash, furnishing him with expensive electronics, and paying his cell phone bill,” The Pillar reported.

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  • Posted by: grateful1 - Apr. 29, 2022 8:58 PM ET USA

    It never ends. Instead of addressing matters of such gravity, the Church hierarchy buries itself in synods on synodality and other bureaucratic distractions. How long, O lord, how long?