This time the priest is from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The alleged crime took place 30 years ago. The priest maintains his innocence.
Monsignor Michael Flood, 71, pastor of Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish in Glenside, was named late last week in a civil lawsuit filed in Delaware, according to the archdiocese. He denies the allegation.
After telling parishioners about the matter over the weekend, Flood asked his parish to pray for the person who made the allegation.
David Clohessy of SNAP suggests Flood should be suspended pending resolution of the charges. I agree, especially given the history convictions in cases like this. It is better to be safe than sorry.