The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
New pedophile priest lawsuit is filed
Two other clerics “made lewd comments” to boy
One priest is believed to be in a parish even now
But he was sued months ago for allegedly molesting another child
Self help group wants him suspended & wants bishop to do “outreach”
Victims will also
All three clerics have been sued for molesting kids before. Reardon and O’Brien have been out of ministry for several years. Tierney, however, is believed to still be in active ministry now at Christ the King parish (8510 Wornall Rd., 816-363-4888, [email protected]).
SNAP group wants Kansas City’s bishop to suspend him and launch a thorough, independent investigation into the allegations against Tierney. In fact, SNAP feels that by keeping Tierney in his post, KC Bishop Robert Finn is violating the US bishops’ national child sex abuse policy which mandates that “credibly accused” priests be promptly suspended.
The first suit against Tierney was filed last October. It charged that he molested a 13 year old at St. Elizabeth’s parish. It is still pending.
Reardon left the priesthood in 1989 and began work as substance abuse counselor. He and O’Brien have repeatedly been accused of molesting boys at the same time.
O’Brien retired in 2002. At that time, he worked as a chaplain at St. Joseph’s hospital. He also worked in St. Elizabeth’s, Holy Trinity, Pius X Orphanage, St. Joseph Orphan Girls Home, St. Patrick, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, St. Thomas Moore (all in Kansas City) and St. Agnes in Springfield, MO. Two years ago, he lived at 11505 Oak St. in KC MO (#101).
The victim, who is filing anonymously and won’t be at the news conference, still lives in Missouri. He is represented by KC attorney Rebecca Randles (816 931 9901, 816 510 2704 cell, [email protected]).
A photo of Tierney is available at BishopAccountability.org & on the Christ the King website. He is in his late 60s.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests