May 01, 2006

Auxiliary bishop who served in archdiocese for nearly 70 years dies at 93


Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bishop Charles G. Maloney, who served in the Archdiocese of Louisville for nearly 70 years, died Sunday at a Louisville hospital, the Archdiocese of Louisville said. He was 93.

Maloney became an auxiliary bishop in 1955 and served under three archbishops, including current Archbishop Thomas Kelly. ...

In 2002, at age 89, Maloney was called to give a deposition as part of the dozens of lawsuits filed against the archdiocese by abuse victims. He was asked about his recollection of alleged abuses by former priest Louis E. Miller, but Maloney testified that he had no firsthand knowledge of any abuse by Miller and had only heard "rumors" about it. Miller is serving a 30-year sentence for sexual abuse.

The archdiocese settled the 243 lawsuits in 2003 for $25.7 million.

Posted by kshaw at May 1, 2006 06:11 AM