Priest Had a Record When He Arrived in S.a.

By Abe Levy
San Antonio Express-News
June 26, 2014

The Archdiocese of San Antonio has deemed credible a woman's recent claim that a priest sexually abused her in the late 1970s when she was a girl, according to notices it circulated this month in its newspaper, its website and at two parishes.

The archdiocese said it discovered that a now-deceased priest who had worked here at that time had a record convicted of child rape and of an attempted rape of an adult.

But Father Bruce MacArthur's record, according to lawsuit depositions, was far more extensive than that. And his supervising bishops, including, for a time, San Antonio Archbishop Patrick Flores, knew quite a lot about it.

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