Catholic newspaper questions how Nashville Diocese handled sex abuse complaint


July 21, 2020

By Ben Hall

The Catholic Diocese of Nashville is defending how it handled a sexual abuse allegation against a priest who served as chaplain on the Dominican Campus in Nashville.

An adult female student at Aquinas College claims the priest sexually assaulted her in 2017.

On Friday, a Catholic newspaper questioned why the Nashville Diocese did not open a formal investigation after the victim came forward.

The article in the London-based Catholic Herald is titled “Adult Abuse Case: Accusations of Grave Mishandling Across Church Jurisdictions.”

It focused on sexual abuse allegations against Father Kevin McGoldrick, who served as a priest on the Dominican Campus in Nashville from August of 2013 until June of 2019.

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