Local Priest Removed over Abuse Charges
By Monica Malpass
August 28, 2006
Philadelphia - August 28, 2006 - A priest in the Philadelphia Archdiocese has been removed after an investigation by Cardinal Justin Rigali found there appeared to be sexual abuse.
Rigali got a report in January that Reverend James Brennan allegedly sexually abused a minor 8 years ago.
Father Brennan was temporarily relieved of his duties at Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Feasterville, Bucks County pending a review.
Now he has been fully removed while the Holy See studies the case.
Brennan was associated with 5 regional parishes or schools since the 1980s.
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