Challenge for Kevin O'Brien
By Lucy Hannegan
Friends of Fr. Joseph Jiang
August 30, 2013
In a July 19th blog post,"Fantasy vs. Reality among Super-Catholics", Kevin O'Brien claimed we know some things about the Fr. Joseph case for "certain". One of the established facts claimed by Kevin particularly troubles us:
"The parents became concerned about inappropriate contact between the priest and their 15-year-old daughter - stroking, physical displays of affection. When they confronted the priest about this, he stopped seeing the family, asked for a transfer from St. Louis for "personal reasons", but eventually ingratiated himself back into the family, visiting them frequently."
We wish to challenge Kevin on this "fact". Is it established by anything beyond the claims of the accusing girl and her family?