TENNESSEE DEACON REMOVED FROM MINISTRY AFTER QUESTIONING THOROUGHNESS OF DIOCESE’S LIST OF PREDATOR PRIESTS

The Daily Caller | 11/12/2018 | Staff
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The Nashville diocese removed a deacon from ministry after he questioned the thoroughness of their list of predatory priests and called for an independent investigation.

“My question to them is how do you propose ending it?” Deal told The Associated Press concerning the diocesan admonishment to end his dispute. “I would love to find a way to keep this issue front and center, but I’m not sure how we make that (resolution) happen if it doesn’t involve speaking openly.”

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Deal noted that names were missing from the diocese’s initial version of the list and that one of the priests listed as dead was actually alive. The diocese issued corrections, but Deal called for an independent investigation into cases of alleged sexual abuse at a November press conference.

Rick Musacchio, spokesman for the diocese, clarified that Deal still received a pension and had not been officially suspended from ministry. He added that the path to...
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