July 31, 2005

Some accused priests held high posts in diocese

Reno Gazette-Journal

Posted: 7/30/2005 10:19 pm

Reno Bishop Phillip Straling lived and worked most of his life among many of the Southern California Catholic priests who are accused in lawsuits as child molesters or are convicted pedophiles. Some of these priests held leadership positions in Straling’s diocese and later ended up in prison for their abuse.
Straling, who retired last month, has declined comment on his relationship with the accused priests and has referred questions to the San Bernardino diocese. Lawsuits also were filed against priests from the San Diego diocese, where Straling served as a priest from 1959 until 1978.

Posted by kshaw at July 31, 2005 08:38 AM