Fr. Steven R. Rule

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Accused 8/02 of abuse in 1976 at St. John Vianney Seminary. Removed; sent out of state for psychological evaluation. Cleared by diocesan commission 1/02; reinstated after it ruled that the “inappropriate” conduct that took place did not warrant removal. Removed again 4/11 for inappropriate behavior which did “not involve a minor.” On diocese’s list 2/13/19. Status listed as “suspended.”

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