Father Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly, St. Joachim Church

Trial Against Stockton Diocese Continues After Priest Flees Country

The civil lawsuit accusing a Central Valley priest of child abuse is continuing despite the fact that the priest has fled to his native Ireland.


Father Michael Kelly (credit: Modesto Bee)

Lockeford Priest Held Liable Of Sexual Assault In Civil Suit Flees To Ireland

A Catholic priest who was held liable in a civil trial earlier this month of sexually molesting an altar boy in the 1980s has fled the country, according to the Stockton Diocese.


Michael Kelly, St. Joachim Church

Lockeford Priest Accused Of Molesting Boys

A San Joaquin County priest is facing accusations of molesting young boys, but members of a priest abuse support group say officials at the diocese are dragging their heels.