Fr. Arthur L. Wood

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Died in 1983 at age 59. One person went to the archdiocese after Wood’s death with a claim that Wood had abused him.The archdiocese paid this man $10,500 in 1995 and provided counseling, in exchange for the man’s promise of confidentiality. Accused in at least 39 lawsuits filed in 2002 and 2003. Many claims included in massive 6/03 settlement.

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