Fr. Paul G. McPartland

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 2/03 revealed that a woman came forward in 1998 to allege that in 1969, when she was 16, McPartland pinned her down in the front seat of his car and tried to take her shirt off. He stopped when she began to cry. Archdiocese paid almost $18K in therapy bills. He denied the accusation, saying that she had been the “aggressive” one. Review Board found in 1998 that exact nature of incident could not be reliably determined. He retired in 2002 with no restrictions. See 8/11 Boston AD database.


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