Lawsuit Seeks to Hold Catholic Church Accountable in New York and Florida for Alleged Abuse

By Corinne Ramey
Wall Street Journal
October 16, 2018

When Mark Cattell was 9 years old in 1981, he said, he met a priest who had been transferred to Florida from a Long Island, N.Y., diocese. He said the priest fondled him after Mass. On another occasion, he said, the priest forced him to give oral sex.

I remember him wagging his finger at me, and saying, Dont you let anybody know about this, Mr. Cattell, now a 45-year-old magistrate in Alexandria, Va., said in an interview. For decades, he remained silent.








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