The charges date from and and center on allegations of abuse at the St. Pius X youth seminary, a residence for boys — typically between 12 and 18 — who are thinking of becoming priests. Students in the seminary often serve as altar boys in St. The priest accused of abuse, the Rev.
The priest has also been accused of sexual coercion and manipulation, prompting Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento to call priests to a day of fasting and reparation for the sins of clerical sexual abuse. Jeremy Leatherby for a return to the lay state and a dispensation from the promise of celibacy…. Leatherby no longer has any responsibilities or rights proper to the clerical state.
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