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Bishop Michael Bransfield

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2007 Fondling Complaint Against Catholic Bishop Reopened

Authorities have re-opened a 2007 fondling complaint against a priest who taught at a suburban Philadelphia high school and is now the Roman Catholic bishop of West Virginia.

07/16/2012

(File photo:  Bishop Michael Bransfield, left, congratulates Rev. Kevin Quirk on Quirk's being named a monsignor in 2009.  Credit: Colleen Rowan, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.)

W. Va. Priest Will Testify At Trial of Philadelphia Priest Accused of Sex Abuse

Prosecutors in the case against Father James Brennan want Monsignor Kevin Quirk as a witness against Brennan, who is charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 1996, but had suggested that Quirk’s appearance was being obstructed.

04/20/2012

(Bishop Michael Bransfield.  File photo from Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston)

W. Va. Bishop Issues Scathing Rebuttal To Accusations Raised In Phila. Sex Abuse Trial

Bishop Michael Bransfield, who was named by a prosecution witness during the Philadelphia priest sex abuse trial, strongly denies the allegations leveled against him.

04/19/2012