Thursday, December 12, 2002

You just have to wonder....

SF archdiocese settles suit brought by priest

The San Francisco archdiocese has settled out of court a civil suit by one of its priests, Fr. John Conley, who claimed the archdiocese suspended him for reporting a possible clerical sexual abuse incident in a parish rectory five years ago.The settlement came as jury selection was about to begin in the trialIn November 1997, Conley witnessed what he termed a “wrestling match” between a priest, Fr. James Aylward, and a teenage rectory worker.Conley went to the archdiocese and reported it, where he was told to immediately report it to the district attorney as suspected child abuse. Conley was placed on administrative leave for what the archdiocese termed unrelated behavioral probl

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