Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed In Canada Against Archdiocese Of Philadelphia
CBS Philly, May 8, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The scene of the crime, they say, was Ontario, Canada.
It was 1968.
A Philadelphia area teen and his parish priest had taken a camping trip. It’s claimed it was anything but innocent.
And 49 years later, Paul Eberz, of Freehold, New Jersey, has come out from the shadows to talk about the sexual abuse he says he endured in Canada.
“The priest, he’s a bad guy,” Eberz said.
The priest he’s referring to is Father John Mulholland. Eberz, at 18, says Mulholland sexually abused him on that trip north across the border. Paul knew “Father John” from his parish, St. Joseph Church in Warrington.
Eberz, at 18, says Mulholland sexually abused him on that trip north across the border. Paul knew . . .
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Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
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