The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Report: Failure in prison system

BOSTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Massachusetts officials admitted Tuesday defrocked Catholic priest John Geoghan should never have been housed with the state's most dangerous convicts.

Prison opens probe of priest murder

BOSTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- An autopsy was scheduled Monday on slain defrocked pedophile priest John Geoghan, the Boston Herald reported.

Prosecutors to charge priest's killer

BOSTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Prosecutors plan to file homicide charges against the alleged prison killer of convicted pedophile priest John Geoghan.

Convicted child sex abuse priest killed

SHIRLEY, Mass., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A Boston Roman Catholic priest, convicted of child sex abuse, is dead after being strangled by a fellow inmate at a Massachusetts prison in Shirley, CNN reports

Molester priest killed in prison

SHIRLEY, Mass., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Convicted pedophile and former priest John Geoghan was killed in prison by a fellow inmate Saturday.

Rape charges against ex-priest dismissed

BOSTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors were considering Friday whether to appeal a judge's decision to throw out two child rape charges against a defrocked Roman Catholic priest already serving prison time for molesting a child. The ruling in Boston prevented a second criminal tria

College student testifies against priest

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old college student testified Wednesday that he was molested while swimming 10 years ago by a Roman Catholic priest who since has been accused of sexually abusing more than 130 children over nearly four decades while serving in Boston-area paris

John J. Geoghan (pronounced /ˈɡeɪɡən/; June 4, 1935 - August 23, 2003) was a key figure in the Roman Catholic sex abuse cases that rocked the Boston Archdiocese in the 1990s and 2000s, and eventually led to the resignation of Boston's archbishop, Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, on December 13, 2002.

Geoghan was a graduate of Cardinal O'Connell Seminary, and was ordained in 1962.

He was assigned successively to Blessed Sacrament parish, Saugus; St. Bernard’s parish, Concord; St. Paul's parish, Hingham; St. Andrew's parish, Jamaica Plain; St. Brendan’s parish, Dorchester; and finally St. Julia’s parish, Weston.

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