Friday, March 28, 2014

U.S. Catholic Diocese Sues Diocese In Ireland Over Transfer of Abusive Priest

AP reported yesterday that an unusual lawsuit has been filed in court in Ireland by the U.S. Catholic diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota. The suit was filed in February against Diocese of Clogher in Ireland and the religious order, Servants of the Paraclete, alleging that in 1981 the Irish diocese transferred a priest, Rev. Francis Xavier Markey, to Minnesota without warning U.S. church officials that he had been accused of sexual abuse. The New Ulm diocese has been sued by a victim of Markey's.