Archdiocesan Files of Rev. Joseph E. Birmingham
Claim Letter Alleging Birmingham Abuse in Gloucester
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November 9, 1990

Letter to archdiocesan attorney Wilson D. Rogers, Jr. from attorney Jeffrey E. Rossman, representing a man who claims he was molested by Rev. Joseph E. Birmingham at St. Ann's parish in Gloucester in the mid-1980s. Bishop Mulcahy met with the complainant and arranged one hour of therapy for him. "To avoid publicity for all parties concerned," Rossman is exploring a resolution "without formal litigation." This would appear to be the same complaint made to Bishop Mulcahy. See also Mulcahy's report, with Birmingham's admission of guilt. A meager settlement was reached on March 19, 1991 that included release from all claims.

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