Former Monk Bede Parry, the Subject of Missouri Sexual Abuse Lawsuits, Dies
By Tony Rizzo
Kansas City Star
December 5, 2013
A former Catholic monk whose alleged sexual abuse of students led to lawsuits filed against a northwest Missouri abbey has died.
Funeral services for Bede Parry are scheduled for Tuesday in Las Vegas, according to the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada.
Parry died Nov. 27, according to a post on his lawyer’s Facebook page.
He was choir director at the Conception Abbey in the 1980s, and two lawsuits were filed against the abbey in 2011 by men who said they were molested by Parry as teens.
Both suits against the abbey are pending in Nodaway County, Mo.
Parry became an Episcopal priest in 2004 but resigned his position with the church after those allegations came to light. In a 2011 interview with The Star, Parry admitted having inappropriate sexual contact with several former choir members while at Conception Abbey.