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Colorado Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Colorado Attorneys Investigating Sexual Assault Claims Against the Roman Catholic Church Archdioceses

Are you or your loved one a victim of Colorado clergy abuse? Schedule a free case evaluation today with the personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC. Contact us at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or use the contact form.

Our experienced team of legal representatives will fight to protect your rights and provide a safe place to talk about what happened. A clergy abuse lawyers is ready to hear your story. Our law firm has a comprehensive understanding of Colorado tort law and uses the legal system to help survivors of sexual abuse seek justice through a childhood sexual abuse case.

While no religious organization in America is immune to sexual abuse committed by clergy members, the Roman Catholic Church has had more than its share of other victims sexually abused by priests. In recent years, victims stepped forward to accuse Catholic Priests, Pastors, Bishops, Brothers, and Sisters of inappropriate sexual conduct with them when they were underage minors.

For decades, Catholic officials failed to protect the clergy sexual abuse victim’s overwhelming sense of feeling horribly betrayed by trusted religious leaders. These heartbreaking stories have helped survivors of sexual abuse expose the misbehavior and force the Catholic Church to address the problem head-on, even if it is taken decades to help sexual abuse victims.

Many Catholic clergy sexual abuse victims who survived unspeakable sexual abuse only come forward many years after suffering in silence with physical, mental, and emotional trauma. If you were sexually assaulted or have a loved one victimized through abuse, the compassionate network of affiliate attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, can help.

Our Colorado clergy sexual abuse attorneys understand the pain you are feeling and the courage it takes to speak openly about what occurred, especially if the sexual abuse happened long ago. Our clergy sexual injury attorneys are here to listen to your story.

We use our comprehensive knowledge of Colorado tort law and serve as legal advocates to ensure that the sexual perpetrator faces their consequences for what they did. We fight on behalf of our clients to ensure they receive compensation from the Catholic priests that caused them harm, even when the abuse happened long ago.

Clergy Sexual Assault – Does it Still Happen?

Up until the 1990s, the Catholic Church in Colorado purged their sexual predator records or failed to make any records of the allegations being made against religious leaders. Some files back then cloaked the allegations in understatements describing Roman Catholic diocesan priests who raped young children as men having “boundary violations.”

In November 2019, the Denver Post noted that over 100 Catholic clergy members serving in Colorado were facing allegations of sexual abuse of children. The article indicated that forty-three Catholic clergy members had sexually assaulted more than 160 children over the last seven decades.

Lawmakers are considering extending the statute of limitations to allow clergy sexual abuse survivors more time to file claims and lawsuits against the Catholic clergy predators accused of sexual assault.

The American Association of Justice recognizes child sexual exploitation as a “heinous crime,” often committed by individuals in positions of authority like Catholic priests, teachers, coaches, scout leaders, ministers, and parents.

Recent Colorado Catholic Church Child Sexual Abuse Cases

In December 2020, the Colorado Catholic dioceses reported paying 70 sexually abused men and women $7.3 million to resolve many civil lawsuits. Many victims of sexual assault were harmed during their childhood by priests and other Catholic employees in parishes throughout Colorado.

Some of the settled Colorado clergy sexual abuse claims date back more than 20 years. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser reported the conclusion of a 22-month investigation after the church set up a victims compensation fund.

The Colorado attorney general's investigation uncovered forty-six new child sex abuse cases and identified nine clergy members as sexual offenders who were initially not included in the first report.

One newly named sex offender, Monsignor Woodrich, was previously nationally recognized for his work with the homeless community in served as editor to the Denver archdioceses’ newspaper. The supplemental report revealed that Father Charles Woodrich died in 1991 before facing clergy sexual abuse of children accusations involving three teenage boys.

Other Catholic clergy members from the Denver area added to the list of credibly accused childhood sexual predators include Father Kenneth Funk, Father Daniel Kelleher, Father James Moreno, Father Charles Woodrich, and Father Gregory Smith. Alleged sexual predators from the Colorado Catholic Diocese of Pueblo include Monsignor Marvin Kapushion, Father Duane Repola, Father Carlos Trujillo, and Father Joseph Walsh.

The Devastating Effects of Sexual Assault

Sexual assaulting anyone can cause lifelong devastation that negatively alters the victim’s well-being. Children and adults who have been sexually assaulted can suffer from significant sleeping disorders, ongoing depression, substance abuse, self-injury, and suicide, including suicidal ideation (thinking about suicide).

Young children and teenage sexual abuse victims might develop negative eating habits, begin living an over-sexualized lifestyle, or engage in any form of risky behavior.

Catholic clergy sexual abuse involving children often leaves the victims with lifelong psychological and emotional scars that take years to resolve in therapy.

Colorado Roman Catholic Church Diocese

In Colorado, the Catholic congregation the single largest religious group of all faiths statewide. The archdioceses, two Catholic dioceses, and their Bishops manage 245 parishes and fifty-three Catholic schools across Colorado (listed below). The Church provides services to hundreds of thousands of registered Catholics living in sixty-four counties.

Colorado Dioceses

Catholic Diocese of Pueblo
101 N Greenwood St
Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 544-9861
Cathedral: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Bishop: Stephen Jay Berg

Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs
228 N Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 636-2345
Cathedral: St. Mary’s Cathedral
Bishop: Michael John Sheridan

Catholic Archdiocese of Denver
1300 S Steele St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 722-4687
Archbishop: Samuel J. Aquila
Cathedral: Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers are Ready to Help Sexual Abuse Victims

Our network of sexual abuse lawyers knows the challenges you have in talking about the unspeakable actions that a clergy member did to you. We know the Catholic Church pushes back with its wielding power saying nothing wrong happened to victims, especially when the child sexual abuse occurred decades ago.

However, with Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, on your side, you will not face them alone. We can assure you that all those responsible for your sexual abuse will listen to your shocking story at trial or when settling your case.

We can start working on your lawsuit today. Talk to us now so we can begin filing all the necessary paperwork. Taking legal action against a clergy member could stop the sexual assault of others in the future. Our legal team accepts all sexual abuse cases involving a Catholic priest on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not receive payment for our legal services until we win your case at trial or negotiate a settlement on your behalf.

Our trial lawyers will successfully resolve your case, obtain financial compensation, and protect your rights. Contact us today at (888) 424-5757. All confidential or sensitive information you share with our Colorado clergy sexual abuse law firm during an initial, free consultation concerning your case will be protected through an attorney-client relationship.

All Colorado Parishes:

  • All Saints Catholic Parish, Denver
  • All Souls Catholic Parish, Englewood
  • Annunciation Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Ascension Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Denver
  • Ave Maria Catholic Parish, Parker
  • Beaver Creek Interfaith Chapel, Beaver Creek
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver
  • Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pueblo
  • Catholic Airport Ministry Denver International Airport, Denver
  • Christ on the Mountain Church, Lakewood
  • Christ the King Catholic Parish (Mission), Haxtun
  • Christ the King Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Christ the King Catholic Parish, Evergreen
  • Christ the King Church, Pueblo
  • Copper Mountain Chapel (Interfaith), Copper Mountain
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Parish, Colorado Sprgs
  • Curé d’Ars Catholic Parish, Denver, CO
  • Divine Redeemer Church, Colorado Sprgs
  • Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, Denver, CO
  • Guardian Angels Catholic Parish, Denver, CO
  • Guardian Angels Catholic Parish, Mead
  • Holy Apostles Church, Colorado Sprgs
  • Holy Cross Catholic Parish, Thornton
  • Holy Family Catholic Parish (Mission), Keenesburg
  • Holy Family Catholic Church, Denver
  • Holy Family Catholic Parish, Fort Collins
  • Holy Family Church, Leadville
  • Holy Family Catholic Parish, Meeker
  • Holy Family Catholic Church, Pueblo
  • Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Denver
  • Holy Name Catholic Parish, Englewood
  • Holy Name Church, Steamboat Springs
  • Holy Protection of the Mother of God Church (Byzantine), Denver
  • Holy Rosary Chapel, Cascade
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Holy Trinity Church, Colorado Springs
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Trinidad
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Westminster
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Lafayette
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Security
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish, Grand Junction
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Northglenn
  • Light of the World Catholic Parish, Littleton
  • Most Precious Blood Church, Denver
  • Mother Cabrini Shrine, Golden
  • Mother of God Catholic Church, Denver
  • Nativity of Our Lord Church, Broomfield
  • Notre Dame Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Our Lady Mother of the Church, Commerce City
  • Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Parish, Springfield
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish, Lakewood
  • Our Lady of Grace Church (Mission), Wattenburg
  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Antonito
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Colorado Springs
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Denver
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Church, La Junta
  • Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish Church, Foxfield
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, Georgetown
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, Wiggins
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Littleton
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Parish, Pueblo
  • Our Lady of Peace Catholic Parish, Greeley
  • Our Lady of Peace Catholic Parish, Silverthorne
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Manitou Springs
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish, Westcliffe
  • Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Parish, Estes Park
  • Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Parish, Black Forest
  • Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, Conifer
  • Our Lady of the Plains Catholic Parish, Byers
  • Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Parish, Granby
  • Our Lady of the Valley Church, Windsor
  • Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church, Elizabeth
  • Our Lady of the Woods Church, Woodland Park
  • Our Lady of Victory Catholic Parish
  • Our Lady of Visitation (Mission), Denver
  • Pax Christi, Littleton Catholic Parish
  • Pope John Paul II Catholic Church, Pagosa Springs
  • Presentation of Our Lady Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Queen of All Saints Church, Crested Butte
  • Queen of Peace Catholic Parish, Aurora
  • Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs Church, Wheat Ridge
  • Risen Christ Catholic Church, Denver
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Denver
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Peetz
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Roggen
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Silt
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish, Boulder
  • Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Boulder
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Alamosa
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Avondale
  • Sacred Heart Church, Cheyenne Wells
  • Sacred Heart Church, Colorado Springs
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Durango
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Fruita
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Paonia
  • San Juan Catholic Community, Monte Vista
  • Shrine of St. Anne Catholic Parish, Arvada
  • Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, Pueblo
  • Snowmass Chapel (Mission-Aspen), Snowmass Village
  • Spirit of Christ Catholic Parish, Arvada
  • St. Aloysius Catholic Parish, Rye
  • St. Andrew Kim Catholic Parish, Colorado Springs
  • St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Wray
  • St. Anne Catholic Parish, Grand Lake
  • St. Anne Catholic Parish, Pueblo
  • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish, Denver
  • St. Anthony of Padua Church, Julesburg
  • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish, Aguilar
  • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Hugo
  • St. Anthony Catholic Parish, Sterling
  • St. Augustine Catholic Church, Brighton
  • St. Augustine Catholic Parish, Kit Carson
  • St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish, Bayfield
  • St. Benedict Catholic Parish, Falcon
  • St. Benedict Catholic Parish, Florence
  • St. Bernadette Catholic Parish, Lakewood
  • St. Bernard of Montjoux Catholic Parish, Fraser
  • St. Cajetan Catholic Parish, Denver
  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish
  • St. Catherine of Siena, Denver
  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish, Iliff
  • St. Catherine of Siena Chapel (St. Malo), Allenspark
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish, Stratton
  • St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Parish, Edwards
  • St. Columba Catholic Church, Durango
  • St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church, Ouray
  • St. Dominic Catholic Parish, Denver
  • St. Dominic Catholic Parish, Security
  • St. Elizabeth (Mission-Buffalo Creek), Buffalo Creek
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Fort Collins
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Parish (Mission), Denver
  • St. Frances de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lamar
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish, Littleton
  • St. Frances of Rome Catholic Parish, Holly
  • St. Frances Xavier Catholic Parish, Pueblo
  • St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish, Denver
  • St. Francis of Assisi (Longmont), Longmont
  • St. Francis of Assisi (Mission), Weldona
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Castle Rock
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church, Colorado Springs
  • St. Gabriel Church, The Archangel
  • St. Gianna Molla Church, Denver
  • St. Helena Catholic Parish, Fort Morgan
  • St. Ignatius Catholic Parish (Mission), Walden
  • St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Denver
  • St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Parish, Rangely
  • St. Ignatius Church, Ignacio
  • St. James Catholic Parish, Denver
  • St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Arvada
  • St. John Church (Mission), Stoneham
  • St. John Francis Regis Chapel, Denver
  • St. John Paul II Catholic Parish, Thornton
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Johnstown
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, Longmont
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish, Loveland
  • St. John the Evangelist Church, Yuma
  • St. John XXIII Catholic Parish, Fort Collins
  • St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Akron
  • St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Denver
  • St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Fort Collins
  • St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Golden
  • St. Joseph Mission Church, Fairplay
  • St. Joseph Polish Catholic Parish, Denver
  • St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Capulin
  • St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Grand Junction
  • St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Pueblo
  • St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Salida
  • St. Joseph, South Gate, Colorado Springs
  • St. Jude Catholic Parish, Lakewood
  • St. Lawrence Korean Catholic Church, Aurora
  • St. Leander Catholic Parish, Pueblo
  • St. Louis Church, Englewood
  • St. Louis Catholic Church, Louisville
  • St. Margaret Mary Church, Cortez
  • St. Mark Catholic Parish, Highlands Ranch
  • St. Mark Church, Westminster
  • St. Martin de Porres Catholic Parish, Boulder
  • St. Martin of Tours (Mission), Oak Creek
  • St. Mary Catholic Parish, Aspen
  • St. Mary Catholic Parish, Ault
  • St. Mary Church, Breckenridge
  • St. Mary Catholic Parish, Brush
  • St. Mary Catholic Church, Greeley
  • St. Mary Catholic Parish, Littleton
  • St. Mary Catholic Parish (Mission), Eagle
  • St. Mary Catholic Parish, Rifle
  • St. Mary Help of Christians Church, Pueblo
  • St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Parish, Denver
  • St. Mary of the Assumption Church (Mission), Central City
  • St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Parish, Carbondale
  • St. Mary of the Rockies Catholic Church, Bailey
  • St. Mary Catholic Parish, Flagler
  • St. Mary Catholic Church, Las Animas
  • St. Mary Church, Montrose
  • St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, Colorado Springs
  • St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Aurora
  • St. Michael Catholic Parish, Calhan
  • St. Michael Church, Canon City
  • St. Michael Catholic Parish, Craig
  • St. Michael Catholic Parish, Delta
  • St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Platteville
  • St. Patrick Catholic Parish, Holyoke
  • St. Patrick Catholic Parish, Minturn
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church, Colorado Springs
  • St. Patrick Catholic Parish, Telluride
  • St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish, Pueblo West
  • St. Paul Catholic Parish, Colorado Springs
  • St. Paul Church, Idaho Springs
  • St. Peter Catholic Parish, Greeley
  • St. Peter Catholic Parish, Kremmling
  • St. Peter Church (Mission), Crook
  • St. Peter Chapel, Cripple Creek
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish(Mission), Fleming
  • St. Peter Catholic Parish, Monument
  • St. Peter Catholic Parish, Ordway
  • St. Peter Church, Rocky Ford
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Gunnison
  • St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, Cedaredge
  • St. Pius X Catholic Parish, Aurora
  • St. Pius X Catholic Parish, Pueblo
  • St. Rafka Church (Maronite), Lakewood
  • St. Rita Church (Mission), Nederland
  • St. Rita of Cascia Church, Mancos
  • St. Rose of Lima Church, Buena Vista
  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish, Denver
  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish, Lake City
  • St. Scholastica Catholic Parish, Erie
  • St. Stephen Protomartyr Church, Glenwood Springs
  • St. Theresa Catholic Church, Frederick
  • St. Therese Catholic Parish, Aurora
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center, Boulder
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, Centennial
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Denver
  • St. Vincent Catholic Parish, Basalt
  • St. William, Fort Lupton
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish, Wheat Ridge
  • The Vietnamese Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, Colorado Springs
  • Transfiguration of Our Lord Church (Ukrainian), Denver
  • Vail Interfaith Chapel (Mission), Vail

Colorado Catholic Schools:

  • All Souls Catholic School, Englewood
  • Annunciation Catholic School, Denver
  • Assumption Catholic School, Denver
  • Ave Maria Catholic School, Colorado Springs Diocese
  • Bishop Machebeuf High School, Denver
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Denver
  • Christ the King Catholic School, Denver
  • Corpus Christi Catholic School, Colorado Springs Diocese
  • Divine Redeemer Catholic School, Colorado Springs Diocese
  • Frassati Catholic Academy, Thornton
  • Good Shepherd Catholic School, Denver
  • Guardian Angels Catholic School, Denver
  • Holy Apostle, Colorado Springs Diocese
  • Holy Family Catholic School, Grand Junction
  • Holy Family High School, Broomfield
  • Holy Name Preschool, Steamboat Springs
  • Holy Trinity Catholic School, Westminster
  • Most Precious Blood Catholic School, Denver
  • Nativity: Faith & Reason Catholic School, Broomfield
  • Notre Dame Catholic School, Denver
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, Lakewood
  • Our Lady of Loreto Catholic School, Foxfield
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Denver
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, Boulder
  • Shrine of St. Anne Catholic School, Arvada
  • St Paul Catholic School, Colorado Springs Diocese
  • St Peter Catholic School, Colorado Springs Diocese
  • St. Bernadette Catholic School, Lakewood
  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, Denver
  • St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School, Edwards
  • St. Columba Catholic School, Durango
  • St. Francis de Sales Catholic School, Denver
  • St. James Catholic School, Denver
  • St. Joan of Arc Catholic School, Arvada
  • St. John Neumann Catholic School, Pueblo
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Longmont
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, Loveland
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Ft. Collins
  • St. Katherine Drexel Catholic School, Colorado Springs Diocese
  • St. Louis Catholic School, Louisville
  • St. Mary Catholic School, Greeley
  • St. Mary Catholic School, Littleton
  • St. Mary’s Preschool, Eagle
  • St. Mary’s High School, Colorado Springs Diocese
  • St. Michael the Archangel Preschool, Aurora
  • St. Pius X Catholic School, Aurora
  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, Denver
  • St. Stephen Catholic School, Glenwood Springs
  • St. Therese Catholic School, Pueblo
  • St. Therese Catholic School, Aurora
  • St. Thomas More Catholic School, Centennial
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Denver
  • SS. Peter and Paul Catholic STEM School, Wheat Ridge
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