Catholic Sex Abuse Cases

Catholic Sex Abuse Cases

By William F. McMurry, published originally in The Courier Journal As reported in the Courier Journal on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2018, Kentucky Attorney General Andrew Beshear, announced that he “will seek the legislature’s permission to form a statewide grand jury to investigate Kentucky’s Catholic dioceses in line with last month’s damning report on Pennsylvania Catholic churches.” In 2004, I […]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The parents of children who attended St. Margaret Mary School have filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Louisville, fighting to keep roughly 200 pictures of children and other evidence from being destroyed and alleging that the church was grossly negligent and displayed “outrageous conduct” when it hired and […]

McMurry again sues the Archdiocese of Louisville for priest child exploitation – Failed leadership of the Church leads to priest accessing child pornography and he taking “child erotica” photographs of children over many years. Download the full complaint

In the United States today, not just yesterday, the risk of sexual abuse to children of the Catholic Church remains real. I applaud Michael Sugar, the producer of SPOTLIGHT, the movie, for calling on Pope Francis to recognize that it is now “time to protect the children.” Reference Link

As more information comes to light regarding the investigation into Father Stephen Pohl, former pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, St. Monica, St. Thomas, the Basilica of St. Joseph, St. Athanasius and St. Gabriel parishes, my thoughts remain with the children and families  of these parishes.  While we are all relieved that Pohl was apprehended […]

After all of the excruciating painful work to excise this cancer from the Archdiocese of Louisville over a decade ago, I was saddened to learn over the weekend, as reported by the Courier-Journal, that Father Stephen A. Pohl of St. Margaret Mary Church, is being investigated due to “inappropriate photos of children that have been […]