- Jul 8, 2020
Despite recommendations from the police, a Wyoming prosecutor is declining to bring charges against Bishop Joseph Hart.
Priesthood was a natural calling for Charles Untz, but he would never realize that dream because after a tragic car accident took his life March 20, 2000.
The second round of investigations into Bishop Joseph Hart has been completed in Wyoming.
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests sent a letter to Bishop James Johnston Jr., Friday criticizing the current methods of the review boards, which were mandated in dioceses across the country in 2002 after allegations of widespread sexual abuse by priests began to surface.
Jurors ruled against a teacher who alleged that she was fired from a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, because she was pregnant, unmarried and refused to have an abortion.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against any top church leaders, despite concluding the Catholic Church was involved in “long, sustained and far-reaching cover-up.”