THREE MORE KANSAS CITY MO PRIESTS “UNDER THE RADAR: 4/19
--Fr. James V. McCormick lived in at least two South Dakota towns, Bridgewater and Marion, and attended at least two colleges, St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN and the University of South Dakota. He was a priest and teacher in theSioux Falls diocese for more than 30 years, moving to Kansas City, Missouri in the late 1980s where he worked for many years. He died in 2017 in South Dakota. Fr. McCormick was ‘outed’ by Sioux Falls church officials in March 2019.
--Fr. Richard C. Colbert, who was sued by Darren Boudreau of Cheyenne Wyoming for alleged abuse at Boys’ Town of Omaha Nebraska. Jefferson City diocesan officials suspended Colbert from his duties, pending resolution of the lawsuit. Fr. Colbert worked in Sedalia, Pilot Grove, and Jefferson City. In 2003, one newspaper wrote the he “has spent the past 15 years as a priest in various Missouri parishes including Warsaw, Cole Camp, Fayette, Russellville and Pilot Grove.
He was assigned to Boys Town from 1985 to 1988. Fr. Colbert belongs to the Society of the Precious Blood, was at their seminary in Liberty MO and also worked in Linton ND, Collegeville MN, Nebraska City NE, and Omaha NE.
--Fr. Donald Redmond, who was put on leave in 2002 after allegations surfaced that he abused at least one child in Iowain 1960s. At least three more victims from a parish in the Kansas City KS archdiocese came forward after his suspension. Complaints involved inappropriate touching of elementary school children between 1961-1964. After the accusations, he was sent to live at St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison KS. But in 1964 and 1965, he worked in Kansas City MO at BishopLillis High School.
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