Fr. John Tulipana

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Resigned in 1/94 after reports that the diocese paid $150K to a youth in 1989 after he accused Tulipana of sexually abusing him. A second allegation also was settled with a payment. Tulipana was counseling a victim of earlier abuse by (future) Bishop A. O’Connell when knowledge became public. This victim immediately went to the diocese and disclosed abuse by O’Connell. Named in a 12/06 civil suit regarding 1978 abuse in TX. Claims settled in 8/08. New suit by a woman filed10/10. Four brothers filed another suit 2/12. Died 11/5/12. On diocese’s list 9/5/19 with multiple substantiated allegations noted. Suit filed in 7/20 claims abuse in 1977 of a boy, age 13, at Coronation of Our Lady in Grandview. The boy gone to Tulipana for counseling after his father died of cancer.

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