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Three Priests Sue Corpus Christi Diocese for Inclusion in Credibly Accused List
Catholic Online ^ | 6/24/19 | CNA

Posted on 06/25/2019 5:45:34 PM PDT by marshmallow

Three priests have filed suits against the Diocese of Corpus Christi and its bishop, claiming that they were wrongfully included in a list of clerics credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor within the diocese.

Corpus Christi, (CNA) - The Corpus Christi Caller Times reported June 20 that Fr. Jesus GarcĂ­a Hernando had filed a suit over his inclusion on the list. In March, both Msgr. Michael Heras and Fr. John Feminelli filed similar suits.

The suits state that "Defendants knew the statement was false and acted with reckless disregard for the truth. The publication of the statement was made with malice."

All three are being represented by Andrew Greenwell of Harris & Greenwell, who told the Caller Times that a fourth suit may be filed as well.

The diocese had earlier filed motions to dismiss the suits from Heras and Feminelli, saying the list was "made in good faith."

The Corpus Christi diocese released a list of credibly accused clerics Jan. 31, amid a wave of such admissions throughout the US following a Pennsylvania grand jury report on abuse by clerics in six of the state's dioceses

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1 posted on 06/25/2019 5:45:34 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

This is the other side of the coin. Priests will sue diocese if they are not credibly accused and convicted. At some point there’s going to be a reckoning in the USA on innocent until guilty.

Because, no one lies about rape.

2 posted on 06/25/2019 6:03:01 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: marshmallow
It is amazing how many guilty go on unchallenged, while we have innocents being prosecuted.

I say this knowing too well of innocents being falsely charged.

Having your name cleared years later is a small comfort after the trauma of being publicly accused.

3 posted on 06/25/2019 7:03:13 PM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: G Larry; marshmallow
Vatican and Sexual Abuse. Two Opposing Solutions, Both Wrong
4 posted on 06/25/2019 7:30:00 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome)
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