Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fort Worth Diocese Settles Sex Abuse Lawsuit

The Fort Worth (TX) Catholic diocese on Tuesday settled a lawsuit brought against it by a man who was sexually abused by a priest between 1982 and 1987, beginning when plaintiff was 16 years old.  The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that under the settlement, accused priest Rev. William Paiz will not work  in a position that puts him in contact with children or young adults and Paiz will not be allowed to present himself as a priest. He will be supervised by Claretian Order officials. Also the diocese must publicly acknowledge that  plaintiff's allegations are credible,