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By Joe Nawrozki and Robert A. Erlandson and Joe Nawrozki and Robert A. Erlandson,Sun Staff Writers | August 25, 1994
In lawsuits seeking $40 million in damages, a Baltimore priest was accused yesterday of sexually abusing two former students at a Catholic girls high school more than 20 years ago.The Rev. A. Joseph Maskell, 55, is accused of a series of assaults -- some involving bizarre sex practices -- spelled out in graphic terms in the suits.The alleged attacks occurred when the plaintiffs were students during the late 1960s and early 1970s at Archbishop Keough High School in Southwest Baltimore.A now-retired gynecologist who accepted Archbishop Keough students as patients on referral from Father Maskell also is named in one of the suits.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Robert A. Erlandson and Joe Nawrozki and Robert A. Erlandson,Sun Staff Writers | February 14, 1995
Cardinal William H. Keeler has revoked the official duties of a priest being sued for allegedly molesting two women while they were students at a Catholic high school in southwest Baltimore 20 years ago.A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, William Blaul, said the Rev. A. Joseph Maskell was notified that Cardinal Keeler had removed the priest's faculties to administer the church sacraments when officials named a successor to Father Maskell as...
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By Joseph F. Breighner | December 10, 1990
IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS: The Death and Life of a Parish Priest. By Paul Wilkes. Random House. 256 pages. $19.95.WHEN WAS the last time anyone thought of the parish priest as a hero? With all of the negative news about priests surfacing in recent months, this book by Paul Wilkes stands as a "point of light" in what seems a gloomy night for the priesthood."In Mysterious Ways" is the story of a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, the Rev. Joe Greer. Inspired by the French classic, "Diary of a Country Priest," the author wanted to write about a modern priest, a sort of "diary of a city priest."
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | December 21, 1992
Monsignor Charles F. "Buck" Muth, a Roman Catholic priest who served parishes in Dundalk and Riviera Beach more than two decades each, died Dec. 10 of heart failure following kidney surgery. He was 72.A Mass for Monsignor Muth, a priest for 47 years, was offered Dec. 14 at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church in Riviera Beach, the parish he served for 21 years before retiring in 1991.More than 700 attended the funeral service, including more than 150 priests, and an estimated 1,000 people came to view the body as it laid in state at St. Jane Frances Church, said family members.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | June 23, 1994
In yesterday's editions, a priest who resigned his pastorate near Annapolis after admitting adultery with a parishioner was incorrectly identified. He is the Rev. James R. Schaefer.The Sun regrets the error.A senior Roman Catholic priest has resigned as pastor of a large congregation near Annapolis after disclosing an adulterous relationship with a recently divorced woman who was a Eucharistic minister.The Rev. John R. Schaefer, 63, made the stunning announcement at all five Masses June 11 and 12 at St. Andrew by the Bay Church in Cape St. Claire.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2002
A lawyer for the man accused of shooting a Baltimore priest launched a shouting tirade yesterday outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, saying the city state's attorney is not investigating allegations that his client was molested by the priest. Hollering insults about prosecutors through a bullhorn, attorney Warren A. Brown stood alongside the family of the accused man, Dontee Stokes, 27. "The state's attorney's office is trying to whitewash this investigation," said Brown, who claims he came up with the bullhorn approach because his letters requesting a meeting with State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy have gone unanswered.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2002
A 67-year-old priest has been placed on leave from his Northeast Baltimore parish amid an allegation he sexually abused a teen-ager three decades ago, the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced yesterday. The Rev. George B. Loskarn, pastor at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church in the city's Hamilton section, confirmed the allegations made against him Thursday and was removed from his duties that day, said Raymond P. Kempisty, a spokesman for the archdiocese. About 50 members of the congregation were notified at a 1 p.m. parish meeting yesterday.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2005
The Rev. Paul Francis Dolan, a retired priest who bought and drove a school bus so children at his Taneytown parish could get a Roman Catholic education, died of pneumonia Friday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 85. Born in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of a Bethlehem Steel Corp. manager who moved the family to Sparrows Point in the early 1930s. Father Dolan attended St. Rita parochial school and was a 1937 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School, where he was captain of the track team.
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June 16, 2007
The Rev. Francis Charles Bourbon, a Jesuit priest, former Loyola College faculty member and Baltimore City Fire Department chaplain, died Tuesday of pneumonia at Lankenau Hospital in suburban Philadelphia. He was 80. Born in Baltimore and raised on Belvieu Avenue, he was a 1944 Loyola High School graduate. He entered the Jesuit order that year and was ordained a priest June 23, 1957, by Archbishop Francis P. Keough. He joined the Loyola College faculty in 1959 and became dean of men and a theology teacher.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | June 10, 1995
The Episcopal bishop of Easton has told an elderly Maryland priest he may no longer preach or perform the sacraments because he blessed the union of two homosexual men in an Eastern Shore ceremony that had all the trappings of a wedding.The deposed priest, the Rev. John K. Mount, said yesterday that he took part in the May 28 ceremony -- specifically praying for God's strength and comfort for the two gay men -- largely out of compassion because both are dying of AIDS.He did not perform a "marriage" as such, the priest said, although the two men considered their vows of faithfulness to each other to be the equivalent of a marriage.
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