Ex-mc Priests on List of Child Abusers
By Kelley Smith
Michigan City News-Dispatch
August 31, 2018
Two former Michigan City priests are among 10 listed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary who were “found guilty of credible actions of sexual molestation of minors.”
The list was released Tuesday, part of Bishop Donald Hying’s response to allegations against a Pennsylvania-based priest who taught at Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond in the 1960s.
Rev. Raymond Lukac was transferred to the Diocese of Gary after being accused of sexual misconduct in Pennsylvania. He was asked to leave the Diocese of Gary two years later for the same reason.
Hying said a new allegation was made through the Diocese of Gary against Lukac in 2012, but it could not be substantiated.
“After a process of due diligence and careful investigation, the (Diocesan Review) Board concluded that there was insufficient evidence to affirm credibility,” the bishop said. “All steps outlined in the Charter for the Protection of Youth and Young People were followed.”