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Rev. Thomas J. Wopperer : Rev. Martin H. Demek : Rev. Michael Scully : Rev. Robert G. Beiter

Another Wave of Falsely Accused Priests Returned to Ministry

As we have written many times, the diocesan review boards formed by the Dallas Charter 20 years ago, while originally well intentioned, have become a virtual dragnet for specious, unfounded claims from decades prior in which the due process rights of priests are ignored and nearly every presumption is indulged in favor of the claimants, who are often kooks and con artists. By design, the standard of proof is so low that it is something of a miracle that any priests … [Read More]

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