Lawsuit Alleges Dallas Catholic Diocese Mishandled Report of Priest's Sexual Abuse

The Dallas Catholic Diocese is again under scrutiny over allegations that church officials mishandled their response to a report of sexual abuse by a priest.The allegations — which involved a priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Richardson — were first publicly detailed in a lawsuit filed six months ago in Dallas County district court. But the case got renewed public attention after a WFAA-TV (Channel 8) report on the case this week.The focus comes a week before all 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas, including the Dallas diocese, are scheduled to release names of clergy who have been "credibly accused" of sexual abuse of a minor since 1950.  Continue reading...

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