Local Priest Removed over Abuse Charges

ABC 6/August 28, 2006
By Monica Malpass

Philadelphia -- A priest in the Philadelphia Archdiocese has been removed after an investigation by Cardinal Justin Rigali found there appeared to be sexual abuse.

Rigali got a report in January that Reverend James Brennan allegedly sexually abused a minor 8 years ago.

Father Brennan was temporarily relieved of his duties at Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Feasterville, Bucks County pending a review.

Now he has been fully removed while the Holy See studies the case.

Brennan was associated with 5 regional parishes or schools since the 1980s.

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