May 19, 2006

Priest Removed From Post After Speaking About Abuse


POSTED: 4:31 pm EDT May 18, 2006
UPDATED: 6:22 pm EDT May 18, 2006

BOSTON -- A priest was removed from his post after he spoke out about being sexually abused as a seminarian.

NewsCenter Five's Amalia Barreda reported Thursday that the Rev. James Moran's openness cost him his life's vocation.

"They knew I was a victim, but still they didn't care. They just (said), 'you know this is the way it is. This is the rule. This is the law. You've broken it. We don't like the way you work. You're gone,'" Moran said.

Moran, 60, is a priest in title only. His sacramental duties were stripped away within hours after he revealed in a homily during Holy Week that he was raped when he was a 25-year-old seminarian assigned to Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale.

Posted by kshaw at May 19, 2006 08:06 AM