Fr. James Arthur Rudisill

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

First named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 11/2/18. Retired 2/10/95. Died 2/8/08. Per news in 2/19, at a meeting with his accuser, Bishop Kmiec and the diocesan chancellor in 1994, Rudisill admitted that he had molested his accuser when she was a 12-year-old girl in the 1950s. The abuse was said to have occurred in a closet at a Catholic school gymnasium. On the Knoxville diocese’s list as of 3/6/20.


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