Fr. James W. Rasby

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Monsignor. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception rector for 20 years. Co-founded the Samaritan House. Named as accused in the CO A.G.’s report released 10/23/19. In 1975 a 13-year-old boy told another priest at the Cathedral that Rasby fondled his genitals. Rasby wrote a note to the boy saying “You have every right to be mad at me.” Kept in ministry. In 1990 a 16-year-old boy told this parents – who informed the archdiocese – that Rasby had been hugging him and kissing him on the cheeks, then later kissed him on the lips, despite the boy’s protest. As pastor, Rasby had hired the boy as a Saturday receptionist at St. Vincent de Paul parish. Rasby denied kissing the boy on the lips. Sent to outpatient treatment, restricted access to boys. Kept as pastor, retired in 1995. Died 7/23/14.

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