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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1994
A Roman Catholic priest who was an official at a Catholic high school in Harford County has been accused of sexually abusing a student who sought counseling after telling his family that "he was afraid that he was a homosexual."The accusations against the Rev. Jerome F. Toohey Jr. -- former president of the board of directors of John Carroll School and a former chaplain at Calvert Hall College high school in Towson -- are contained in a multimillion-dollar civil suit filed Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Sun reporter | February 27, 2008
Several dozen members of St. Leo's Catholic parish gathered in front of the Little Italy church last night, hoping to find out answers about the fate of the Rev. Michael Salerno, the priest ousted last fall after an allegation of sexual abuse, but were barred from entering a meeting of the parish council. They gathered because an e-mail circulated among the parishioners saying the Rev. Peter Sticco, head of the Pallottine Fathers, the order that runs the church, would be at the meeting called to discuss the parish's finances.
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June 20, 2004
The Rev. Basil Stockmeyer, a Roman Catholic priest who served in Irvington and Halethorpe parishes, died of cancer Wednesday at Elder Wood Health Care in Williamsville, N.Y. He was 89. Born in Forestville, N.Y., he was a 1934 graduate of Holy Cross Seminary in Dunkirk, N.Y., and then entered the Passionists, a community of priests and Christian brothers. He was ordained in Newark, N.J., in 1942 and held posts in Scranton, Pa., Jamaica, N.Y., and Dunkirk, N.Y., before being assigned to St. Joseph Monastery in Baltimore's Irvington neighborhood.
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By Scott Travis and Scott Travis,South Florida Sun-Sentinel | October 21, 2006
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Archdiocese of Miami apologized to Mark Foley yesterday and launched an investigation into allegations that a priest serving at his Lake Worth parish 40 years ago sexually abused the disgraced former congressman. The Rev. Anthony Mercieca, 69, was suspended by the archdiocese yesterday, preventing him from performing priestly duties anywhere, including the Mediterranean Republic of Malta, where he now lives. Church officials have also asked the pastors at all eight South Florida churches Mercieca served to make announcements at this Sunday's service urging any other possible victims to come forward.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | July 8, 1994
A Roman Catholic priest reinstated as pastor of a West Baltimore church where he had been accused of sexual abuse of a minor "should not have been reassigned to parish ministry," a blue-ribbon review board has advised Archbishop William H. Keeler.But Archbishop Keeler defended his decision to return the Rev. Maurice J. Blackwell in December to his pastorate at St. Edward Church at Poplar Grove Street and Lafayette Avenue. The priest had been removed from the post for nearly three months while he underwent counseling at an evaluation and treatment center in Hartford, Conn.
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By Jacques Kelly | June 26, 1992
The mourners arrived yesterday afternoon and evening to spend a few minutes at the coffin of a 90-year-old man many regarded as a saint. Their eyes filled up when they saw his black apron, the one he wore to feed thousands of poor East Baltimore families, draped over his shoes.Even in death, his body appeared tall and ready to take on another day.The people came to call on the Rev. George Andrew Wichland, a Redemptorist priest who died of cancer Tuesday. He lay in state in the center aisle of St. Wenceslaus Roman Catholic Church, Ashland and Collington avenues.
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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 Madeline Bars Diaz and Madeline Bars Diaz,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | October 26, 2006
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida man accused a priest yesterday of molesting him almost 30 years ago -- the same priest former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley alleges sexually abused him. In a suit filed against the Archdiocese of Miami in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, the unidentified man said that the Rev. Anthony Mercieca fondled and performed oral sex on him when he was 12 or 13 years old. At the time, the alleged victim was an altar boy at St. James Church in...
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | September 4, 1995
Carroll County prosecutors are investigating a report that a much-loved priest, formerly associate pastor at St. John Roman Catholic Church in Westminster, engaged in sexual contact with a teen-age boy about 15 years ago.Marcy Wogan, deputy county state's attorney, said her office received the child abuse report from the Archdiocese of Baltimore within the past two weeks. She said she could not comment further on the investigation.The archdiocese said the subject of the investigation is the Rev. Brian Cox, 56. He is the 14th priest since 1987 to be linked publicly to sexual abuse of a minor by the archdiocese.
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By Diane Scharper and Diane Scharper,Special to the Sun | June 10, 2007
Be Near Me By Andrew O'Hagan Harcourt Inc. / 305 pages / $24 During his first winter in the Scottish town of Dalgarnock, Father David Anderton has a portentous run-in with several men who laugh at him and his "dog collar." They call him "papish scum" and tell him to leave. "Go on," they say. "F- right off." But Father David has been recently named pastor of St. John Ogilvie parish, and he can't go anywhere. How does an Oxford-educated Roman Catholic priest with champagne tastes survive in a working-class town?
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