Catholic Marianists Settle Lawsuit Alleging Abuse by Former Fort Worth and Denton Priest

By Sam Hodges
Dallas Morning News
February 20, 2008

The Catholic order known as the Marianists has settled a lawsuit alleging sex abuse by one of its St. Louis priests who also worked in Fort Worth and Denton.

The Rev. Daniel Triulzi was accused of abusing a student at a Missouri prep school in the 1990s. The case was settled last year for an undisclosed amount.

Plaintiff's attorney Ken Chackes said Wednesday that the victim only recently agreed to publicity about the settlement.

Mr. Triulzi taught at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth in the 1980s, and later was an assistant pastor at St. Mark Catholic Church in Denton.

No accusations of misconduct by Mr. Triulzi from his North Texas years have been received by the Fort Worth diocese or Nolan High.

Nolan will contact alumni by e-mail, asking if they have anything to report on the priest, a spokeswoman said.


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