November 18, 2005

Boston diocese settles with prosecutors


BOSTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors and Boston Catholic officials resolved allegations the diocese lied about a priest who was applying to be a Veterans Affairs chaplain.

Boston archdiocesan officials are accused of "knowingly providing false information" in May 1999 to the federal Office of Personnel Management in response to a background check of a VA priest.

Further, the archdiocese failed to properly notify the priest's VA supervisor of a new allegation of sexual misconduct in May 2000, prosecutors said Friday.

The archdiocese agreed to numerous remedial measures, including giving detailed background information to prosecutors on all priests serving as chaplains in the military, Veterans Affairs and federal prisons.

Posted by kshaw at November 18, 2005 02:12 PM