Sisters Claiming Sexual Abuse, File Lawsuit against Archdiocese of San Antonio

By Jozannah Quintanilla
March 3, 2011

Four sisters have come forward claiming they were sexually abused by a San Antonio priest who has since passed away.

The women filed a civil lawsuit against the Archdiocese of San Antonio and St. John Berchmans Catholic Church, claiming Father Theo Clerx sexually abused them. In the suit, the women claim they were active in the church when they were young girls, and Clerx had a close relationship with their family.

The priest worked in a total of four parishes in San Antonio and died in 2003.

In response to the suit, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said, "We continue to pray for the healing of anyone who is the victim of abuse."


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