Fr. James Kircher

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS

Removed in 1987 for misconduct. Retired in 1991. Four men alleged in a 2/02 suit that they were abused as boys by Kircher beginning in the mid-1970s and continuing through 1984. Two plaintiffs had previously settled with the diocese in 1994. Judge dismissed portion of suit invovling two who had previously settled but allowed two new plaintiffs’ case to go forward. On New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Noted to have received allegation in 2010 of abuse in the 1970s. In residence in the 1970s at St. Julian Eymard in Algiers LA. Died in 2007. On Jackson diocese’s list 3/19/19. Diocese received reports in 1986 and 2002 of abuse 1978-82.

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