Another Lawsuit Filed against Southern Mn Pastor
November 19, 2013
Another lawsuit has been filed against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, by a man who claims he was one of at least 27 molested by a cleric who served in Hastings, Hector, and other southern Minnesota towns.
MNN reports the personal injury lawsuit filed on behalf of John Doe 107 names the late Revered William Marks as his abuser, and also names the Diocese of New Ulm.
Bob Schwiderski of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests says he was abused by the same priest in the early 60?s and he is appalled by the refusal of church officials to name every priest credibly accused of molesting children — referring to the story outlined in Luke 25-through-37. Schwiderski says “They have not been good Samaritans. As they have been on that path, riding their donkeys, and they see those lying at the side of the road bleeding they refuse to get off their donkeys and help those that have been harmed”.
Marks served in Shakopee , Northfield, Hastings, Faribault, Manannah Township, Litchfield, Tyler, Hector and GreenValley from the 1930?s until his death in 1979.