Fr. David M. Farland

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Name not publicly released until 3/06. Accusation in the early 1990s of abuse of a minor i1984-88. The matter was handled internally by his superiors who removed Farland from any ministry with access to minors, according to Diocesan spokesman. On medical leave in 1994. Last assignment was St. Michael’s Cathedral. Given ‘life of prayer and penance.’ Included on the diocese’s list of credibly accused.

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