Parents unhappy at lack of information relating to Father Paul Morton investigation

Daily Record

Oct 30, 2014

By Douglas Dickie

An online blog has accused South Lanarkshire Council and the Catholic Church of keeping parents in the dark about the investigation surrounding Father Paul Morton.

The blog, from a parent at St Charles’ Primary – where Father Morton acts as chaplain – claims the parents have received no information from the school.

Father Morton was suspended from his post at St Bride’s earlier this month after police launched an investigation into allegations of historic sexual abuse.

Parishioners at St Bride’s were not initially told the reason for his absence on Sunday, October 5, with Bishop of Motherwell Joseph Toal, telling the flock to pray for the absent priest.

But writing under the name of “daftmamma”, the St Charles’ parent says parents had a right to know what is going on.

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