Fr. David Mark MacPherson

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

In 2003 two women settled claims with the Covington diocese over allegations that MacPherson molested them in the 1960s at St. Patrick’s Parish. The diocese paid a total of $750K to the two women and to a man who alleged abuse by Fr. Earl Bierman. Both women were part of a class action suit filed against the Diocese of Covington. MacPherson left active ministry in 1978 and was laicized 1/20/84. Included on the diocese’s list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s).

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