A St. Louis Jesuit province last week released a list dating all the way back to 1955 which includes the names of 42 Catholic priests and other church officials who have been accused of various allegations of sexual abuse.
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What’s the problem?
The list indicates that 17 of the 42 priests accused of sexual abuse worked in or around St. Louis, Missouri. Of these, 12 were employed at St. Louis University High School (SLUH). The Jesuit Province say that none of the accused priests are currently serving in public ministry.
The Province says each claim listed is a credible one that has been verified, and there is never any implication that the abuse allegations are true or that the accused has been found guilty of a crime.
In addition to the names on the list, all parishes, schools and/or Catholic hospitals the accused have worked at are named, the specific number of accusations of sexual abuse against them and the years the alleged abuse took place.
After 12 priests, who had pastoral assignments at SLUH, were accused of sexual abuse and were made public through this list on Friday, the president of the organization put a statement on the school’s website.
“The history of clergy abuse is an outrage,” said SLUH President Alan Carruthers. “As a father, an educator, a long-time coach and Catholic, my heart bleeds for those affected by sexual abuse at SLUH and nationwide, regardless of the time or era. The pain is very much with us today, even if the abuse occurred decades ago. Many victims have suffered in silence for a long time, and they need our full support as they seek justice and healing.”
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