Posts Tagged ‘False accusations’

When a priest is falsely accused of sexual abuse

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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Until last year, online search results for the Rev. Gary Graf would include stories about his liver donation to a parishioner, his scaling a border wall so he could understand more intimately the experiences of his immigrant parishioners and a hunger strike he staged to draw attention to the plight of Dreamers. Today, however, the Read more

Fabricated bank accounts used to discredit Cardinal

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Forged documents and false accusations resulted in a lengthy police investigation of an Indian cardinal. Police in the Kerala state found after months of investigation that bank accounts presented as evidence against Cardinal George Alencherry, head of the Syro-Malabar Church (one of the three rites of the Indian Catholic Church), had been falsified. The documents Read more

Priest wrongly accused of abuse calls Catholic Church to account

Friday, September 16th, 2016

False accusations of child abuse have led a priest to ask why Catholic Church authorities give any credence to anonymous allegations such as were presented against him. Fr Tim Hazelwood, parish priest at Killeagh in east Cork, explained how “in May of this year I was successful in securing an apology and an admission that Read more