Bishop James S. Rausch

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Former Secretary General of the NCCB. Bishop of the Phoenix diocese from 1977 until his death in 1981. In 11/01 a man gave a deposition in a case involving the Tucson diocese and Msgr. Robert Trupia, in which he stated that he was 17 when he began a sexual relationship with Rausch and over 18 when he was involved with Trupia and William T. Byrne. Trupia attempted to blackmail the diocese in 1992 by saying that he would release info on Bishop Rausch and the young man.

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