Catholic Archdioceses Ban Music Penned By Composer Accused Of Sexual Misconduct


August 14, 2020

By Carol Kuruvilla

Thirty-eight women have accused musician David Haas of inappropriate behavior ranging from forced kissing to cyberstalking.

U.S. Roman Catholic churches have been severing ties with a prominent religious composer facing accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment from dozens of women.

About one-third of American archdioceses have pledged to stop playing liturgical music written by David Haas, a 63-year-old composer whose pieces have been sung in parishes across America for decades, The New York Times reported.

Thirty-eight women have come forward with accusations against Haas that include cyberstalking, forced kissing and groping, the Times reported. The allegations have been compiled by Into Account, a Kansas-based advocacy group that supports survivors of sex abuse in Christian contexts.

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