Archdiocese Reaches out to Sexual Abuse Victims of Late Reverend

By Robert Taylo
June 27, 2014

The Archdiocese of San Antonio is making an effort to reach out to victims who may have been sexually abused by the late Rev. Bruce MacArthur.

The archdiocese said Friday it has placed announcements in the bulletins at St. James and St. Dominic Catholic churches, the archdiocese website and the Catholic Newspaper in an effort to reach those affected.

MacArthur served at St. James and St. Dominic Catholic churches between 1979 and 1984.

In a statement, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said that he would continue working to make every Catholic church, school and institution a safe harbor for all children.

The news was not settling for the members of the Survivors Network of those abused by priests.

The group's director, David Clohessy, issued a statement, saying parents and parishioners deserve better.

"We can't help but wonder how many other serial child molesting clerics are in or have been in the archdiocese, but whose crimes and whereabouts continue to be hidden by archdiocesan staffers, past and present," said Clohessy.

MacArthur died in 2012.

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