Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Popular Catholic Writer Father John Powell Accused of Sex Abuse

FromNBC5.com - News - Popular Priest Faces Lawsuit:

A popular Chicago priest was slapped with a lawsuit Monday as charges of sexual abuse surfaced.

NBC5's Anna Davlantes reported on Monday that four women have come forward, claiming Rev. John Powell (pictured, center), a Jesuit priest, abused them when they were teenagers. Davlantes further reported that Powell is a popular professor at Loyola University and is an accomplished lecturer and writer. Powell, Davlantes reported, is the second-best selling "Christian" author in U.S. history.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from the Jesuits and Powell, Davlantes reported.