Deacon Mark C. Doherty

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Seminarian in Boston 1989-93. Just before his scheduled ordination two men told the archdiocese that he molested them in 1977 when they were ages 13 and 15, during a camping trip to NH. Never ordained. In 1994 a woman told the archdiocese that she believed Doherty molested three of her sons. Two brothers from another family said Doherty had also molested them in 1979. Moved to Charlotte NC in 1997 and was hired as a religion teacher at Charlotte Catholic High. Cardinal Law sent documentation and informed Bishop Carlin that he ‘will not oppose … excardination.’ Carlin reviewed the file and wrote Law that he ‘would not consider a request … for incardination or priestly ordination.’ Suspended fro his teaching job in 2/03 after inquiries from the Boston Globe.

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