Diocese Settles Suit Alleging Abuse by Priest
The Kansas City Business Journal
December 23, 2013
The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and the Missionaries of the Precious Blood agreed to settle a suit alleging sexual assault by a priest, The Kansas City Star reports.
The diocese and religious order each will pay $65,000 as part of the settlement with the unnamed plaintiff. The plaintiff alleged that the Rev. James Urbanic sexually assaulted him in the mid-1970s, when the plaintiff was a student at Bishop LeBlond High School in St. Joseph.
Neither the diocese nor religious order commented on the settlement, which headed off a scheduled January trial.