SA Priest Tied to Boston Sex Abuse Scandal

By Simon Gutierrez
January 26, 2011

A small but vocal protest materialized Wednesday morning in front of the Oblate School of Theology, with members of the Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests calling for the ouster of a local member of the clergy.

Rev. Donald Joyce was named -- along with 18 other clergymen -- last week by a Boston attorney as being tied to dozens of sex abuse cases settled out of court by his law firm and the Catholic Church.

Joyce currently works in an administrative capacity at Oblate School, according to a spokesman for the San Antonio Archdiocese.

"I think they should remove him immediately," said Barbara Garcia Boehland, a local member of SNAP.

Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian said he released the list of names to protect the public, and was tired of waiting for the Boston Archdiocese to release a similar list.

Sixteen of the 19 people identified are deceased.

Joyce is the only member of the list currently in Texas.


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