Allegations of minor sex abuse in Michigan against former Fargo Catholic Bishop James Sullivan

KFGO radio [Fargo ND]

July 2, 2021

By Paul Jurgens

FARGO (KFGO) – The Fargo Roman Catholic Diocese says sexual abuse claims of a minor by former Bishop James Sullivan have been substantiated while he was serving as a priest in Lansing, Michigan.

The diocese says the abuse took place several decades ago.

There were no credible abuse allegations made against Sullivan while he was in Fargo. Sullivan died in June 2006 after his retirement.

As a result of the substantiated claims in Michigan, the diocese has changed the name of Sullivan Middle School in Fargo to Sacred Heart Middle School.