Fr. James H. Ford

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

A civil suit filed in 2/12 alleges that Ford abused a boy in the 1970s. He worked as associate pastor in three parishes in the Kansas City area 1973 – 1983, completed an advanced degree and then worked for a religious training center for adults. Resigned from ministry in 1986. Died in 1992, possibly of AIDS. One accuser went to the diocese in 1995. Accepted counseling and settlement. Included on the diocese’s list 9/5/19, with multiple substantiated allegations.

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