By Jerry Berger
Berger's Beat
May 9, 2015

FR. JAMES J. PAVLIK, one of six alleged wrongdoers who worked at the Cathedral on Lindell, has passed away. (The others: Fr. James Gummersbach; Fr. Chester Gaiter; Fr. Bryan Kuchar; Fr. Xiu “Joseph” Jiang (who currently faces criminal charges) and K.C. Bishop Robert Finn (who was convicted last year of refusing to report a pedophile priest). Archdiocesan staff admit that Pavlik was accused of sexual misconduct in 1994, was secretly suspended in 2000 and exposed for child sex crimes by SNAP in 2003. Like Fr. Norman Christian, another local predator priest, one of Pavlik’s relatives has reportedly spoken out about his alleged crimes and supported his victims.


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