Superior Diocese Noted in New Book on Sex Scandals

Duluth News Tribune
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The Superior diocese is one of 49 Catholic dioceses and archdioceses in 24 states and the District of Columbia that are mentioned in "Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church."

The book, by abuse survivor Leon Podles, is being released today at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Superior is mentioned mostly in connection with the late Rev. Irving Klister, said Fran Griffin, who is handling media inquires about the book. Klister was a one-time diocese chancellor and founding editor of the Superior Catholic Herald who abruptly left for Texas in the 1950s at the time of his confessed abuse of a 14-year-old boy. He later was convicted on child pornography charges.


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