Fr. Paul McHugh

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Died: 06/4/1983
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

In 10/02 a man alleged abuse by McHugh as a boy in 1982. Bernard Law was bishop of the diocese at the time of the alleged abuse. The man said he told Bishop Law on two occasions (once was before McHugh’s death) but Law did not want to hear the details and told him not to tell anyone. McHugh died 6/4/83. Bishop Law presided at weekend masses in the parish for two months. The man said that he approached the Bishop for the second time then. Included on the diocese’s list 11/19/18.

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