Retired priest: Catholic church knew of Guam sex abuses for decades

Retired priest: Catholic church knew of Guam sex abuses for decades

Haidee V Eugenio , heugenio@guampdn.com, November 10, 2016, Pacific Daily News

Guam’s Catholic church leadership has known for decades about clergy sex abuses that happened as early as the 1950s, a retired priest said in a signed statement released Nov. 1. The statement was released in connection with civil lawsuits filed by several former altar boys, who allege sexual abuse at the hands of Guam priests decades ago.

He said his only form of punishment for molesting at least 20 boys at the time was to say prayers — as instructed by then-Archbishop Apollinaris W. Baumgartner.

Retired priest Louis Brouillard, now 95 and living in Minnesota, said his sexual contact with children when . . . 

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