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Kansas Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Kansas Attorneys Investigating Sexual Assault Claims Against the Roman Catholic Church Archdioceses & Priests

Over the last twenty years, overwhelming evidence has exposed the Roman Catholic Church’s cover-up that Priests, Pastors, Bishops, and other clergy members have been sexually abusing underage children for decades. Public and parishioner outcry has created a nationwide movement allowing previously silent victims to step forward and be compensated for their damages.

Many cases have been brought against religious leaders for rape, sodomy, and other inappropriate sexual conduct that were hidden from the community’s view for years. While many of these cases are quietly settled out of court, others have made headlines where survivors have received millions of dollars to recover their damages.

It often takes victims decades to speak about the abuse they survived, usually coming forward only after suffering quietly for years. If you were sexually assaulted or have a loved one victimized through abuse,  a clergy abuse attorney from the compassionate network of affiliate attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, can help.

Our caring team understands the pain you are feeling and the courage it takes to speak openly about what occurred. Our Catholic Church sexual assault attorneys will listen to your story and take legal action. We use our comprehensive knowledge of Kansas tort law to build your case to ensure that the sexual predator faces the consequences for what they did.

Clergy Sexual Assault – An Ongoing Problem

In 2020, Church officials relocated Reverend Theodore McCarrick, a former Roman Catholic Cardinal, from his previous residency at a Kansas friary where he had lived since 2018. Reports indicate that McCarrick was involved in two out-of-court settlements that were negotiated in 2005 and 2007. The cases concerned allegations that the priest sexually assaulted seminarians in New Jersey before relocating to the Archdiocese of Washington in 2001.

A Kansas Catholic Conference Executive Director stated, “what former Cardinal McCarrick did was despicable. I think every Catholic, parent, priests, and the pew are hurt.”

However, law enforcement never charged the former Cardinal with any criminal offense. The Director was concerned that the former priest’s relocation from the friary might dampen the victims’ chances of receiving justice.

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 victims might begin living an over-sexualized lifestyle, develop negative eating habits, or engage in any form of risky behavior.

Find Justice

In 2014, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City paid out about $10 million to settle thirty lawsuits involving religious leaders’ sexual abuse. The $9.9 million settlement resolves thirty cases in the hours before the defendant and plaintiff’s attorneys began their closing arguments at trial.

One plaintiff testified that he had told his father years ago during the victim’s teen years that Reverend O’Brien had asked the child to rub lotion on him. The lawsuit indicated that the church failed to take proper steps in keeping the reverend away from children and never alerted parishioners why church officials relocated O’Brien to New Mexico to receive treatment for sexual issues and alcoholism.

Kansas Roman Catholic Church Diocese

In Kansas, the Catholic Church is the single largest religious group of all faiths statewide. The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas City, three dioceses, and their Bishops manage more than 245 churches and 110 Catholic schools throughout Kansas (listed below). The Church provides services to hundreds of thousands of registered Catholics living in 105 counties.

Kansas Dioceses

Catholic Diocese of Wichita

424 N Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
Bishop: Carl A. Kemme
Cathedral: St Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Catholic Diocese of Dodge City

10 Central Ave
Dodge City, KS 67801
Bishop of Dodge City: John Balthasar Brungardt
Cathedral: Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Catholic Diocese of Salina

103 North Ninth Street
Salina, KS 67401-2503
(785) 827.8746

Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

12615 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 721-1570
Bishop: Joseph Fred Naumann
Cathedral: St Peter’s Cathedral Church

Catholic Diocese of Kansas City in Missouri

20 W 9th St
Kansas City, MO 64105
Bishop: James Vann Johnston, Jr.
Cathedral: The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Kansas City)
(816) 756-1850

Kansas Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys Are Ready to Help

Our network of lawyers knows that it is difficult to speak out about the unspeakable acts a shameful clergy member did to you. We understand that the Catholic Church in all its power will push back, saying that nothing wrong happened.

However, with Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, working on your behalf, you will not go it alone. We will work aggressively to ensure all responsible hear your shocking story when we present evidence at trial or settle your case.

Let us open your case today. Talk to us now so we can start filing all the necessary paperwork. Your actions today can ensure that no one else will ever be sexually assaulted by the religious authority again. We will protect your rights, successfully resolve your case, and obtain financial compensation on your behalf.

Contact us now at (888) 424-5757. All information you share during an initial, free consultation concerning your case will remain confidential.

All Kansas Parishes:

  • All Saints Parish, Kansas City
  • Annunciation Church, Baldwin City
  • Annunciation Parish, Frankfort
  • Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kansas City
  • Cathedral of St. Peter Parish, Kansas City
  • Christ the King Church, Kansas City
  • Christ the King Parish, Topeka
  • Christ’s Peace House of Prayer Parish, Easton
  • Church of the Ascension Parish, Overland Park
  • Church of the Nativity Parish, Leawood
  • Corpus Christi Church, Lawrence
  • Cure of Ars Parish, Leawood
  • Divine Mercy Church, Edgerton
  • Divine Mercy Parish, Gardner
  • Good Shepherd Parish, Shawnee
  • Holy Angels Church, Basehor
  • Holy Angels Parish, Garnett
  • Holy Cross Parish, Overland Park
  • Holy Family Church, Alma
  • Holy Family Church, Eudora
  • Holy Family Church, Kansas City
  • Holy Family Parish, Summerfield
  • Holy Name Parish, Kansas City
  • Holy Spirit Parish, Overland Park
  • Holy Trinity Church, Lenexa
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Paola
  • Immaculate Conception (St. Joseph Church) Parish, Leavenworth
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Leavenworth
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Louisburg
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Marys
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Valley Falls
  • Mater Dei (Assumption Church) Parish, Topeka
  • Mater Dei / Holy Name Church, Topeka
  • Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, Topeka
  • Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Topeka
  • Our Lady & St. Rose Church, Kansas City
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Topeka
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church, La Cygne
  • Our Lady of Snows Potawatomi Indian Catholic Shrine Parish, Mayetta
  • Our Lady of Unity / Sacred Heart Church, Kansas City
  • Our Lady of Unity / St. John the Evangelist Parish, Kansas City
  • Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe
  • Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, Bucyrus
  • Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Overland Park
  • Sacred Heart Church, Atchison
  • Sacred Heart Church, Baileyville
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Emporia
  • Sacred Heart Church, Mound City
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Ottawa
  • Sacred Heart Church, Paxico
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Sabetha
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Shawnee
  • Sacred Heart Church, Tonganoxie
  • Sacred Heart – St. Casimir Parish, Leavenworth
  • Sacred Heart – St. Joseph Parish, Topeka
  • St. Agnes Parish, Roeland Park
  • St. Aloysius Parish, Meriden
  • St. Ann Church, Effingham
  • St. Ann Church, Hiawatha
  • St. Ann Parish, Prairie Village
  • St. Augustine Parish, Sabetha
  • St. Bede Church, Kelly
  • St. Benedict’s Church, Atchison
  • St. Benedict’s Parish, Bendena
  • St. Bernard Parish, Wamego
  • St. Boniface Church, Scipio
  • St. Catherine Parish, Emporia
  • St. Charles Parish, Troy
  • St. Columbkille Parish, Blaine
  • St. Conrad Friary Church, Lawrence
  • St. Dominic Parish, Holton
  • St. Francis De Sales Church, Lansing
  • St. Francis of Assisi / Overbrook Parish, Lapeer
  • St. Francis Xavier Church, Burlington
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish, Mayetta
  • St. Gregory Parish, Marysville
  • St. James Parish, Wetmore
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Greeley
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Kansas City
  • St. John the Evangelist Parish, Lawrence
  • St. Joseph Church, Atchison
  • St. Joseph Church, Nortonville
  • St. Joseph Church, Olpe
  • St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee
  • St. Joseph Parish, St. George
  • St. Joseph Parish, Wathena
  • St. Joseph Parish, Waverly
  • St. Joseph – St. Lawrence Church, Easton
  • St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center Parish, Lawrence
  • St. Leo Parish, Horton
  • St. Louis Parish, Good Intent
  • St. Malachy Parish, Beattie
  • St. Mary Church, Hartford
  • St. Mary Parish, Purcell
  • St. Mary Church, St. Benedict
  • St. Mary-St. Anthony Parish, Kansas City
  • St. Matthew Church, Topeka
  • St. Michael Parish, Axtell
  • St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood
  • St. Monica – St. Elizabeth Church, Blue Rapids
  • St. Patrick Church, Atchison
  • St. Patrick Church, Corning
  • St. Patrick Church, Kansas City
  • St. Patrick Parish, Osage City
  • St. Patrick Parish, Scranton
  • St. Patrick Parish, Williamsburg
  • St. Paul Parish, Olathe
  • St. Philip Neri Parish, Osawatomie
  • St. Pius X Parish, Mission
  • St. Stanislaus Church, Rossville
  • St. Teresa Parish, Westphalia
  • St. Theresa Church, Perry
  • St. Therese Parish, Richmond
  • St. Vincent de Paul Church, Onaga
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Seneca
  • Assumption of Mary Parish, Herndon
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Dodge City
  • Christ the King Parish, Wakeeney
  • Christ the King Church, Deerfield
  • Holy Family Parish, Odin
  • Holy Ghost Parish, Sharon Springs
  • Holy Rosary Church, Medicine Lodge
  • Holy Spirit Quasi-Parish, Coldwater
  • Holy Trinity Church, Timken
  • Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Grinnell
  • Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Leoville
  • Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Minneapolis
  • Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Solomon
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Claflin
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hays
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Hill City
  • Mary, Queen of Peace Church, Ulysses
  • Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Antonino
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Concordia
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Goodland
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish, Salina
  • Sacred Heart Church, Ness City
  • Sacred Heart Church, Pratt
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Larned
  • Sacred Heart Church, Atwood
  • Sacred Heart Church, Colby
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Esbon
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Greenleaf
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Oberlin
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Park
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Plainville
  • Saints Peter & Paul Church, Cawker City
  • Saints Peter & Paul Parish, Clay Center
  • Saints Philip & James Church, Phillipsburg
  • Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Manhattan
  • St Joseph Parish, Ashland
  • St. Agnes Parish, Grainfield
  • St. Aloysius Church, Ransom
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish, Osborne
  • St. Alphonsus Church, Satanta
  • St. Andrew Church, Wright
  • St. Andrew Parish, Abilene
  • St. Ann Church, Olmitz
  • St. Ann Parish, Walker
  • St. Anthony Church, Hanston
  • St. Anthony Church, Lakin
  • St. Anthony of Padua Church, Leoti
  • St. Anthony of Padua Church, Liberal
  • St. Anthony Parish, Fowler
  • St. Anthony Church, Miltonvale
  • St. Anthony Parish, Schoenchen
  • St. Bernadette Church, Johnson
  • St. Bernard Parish, Belpre
  • St. Bernard Parish, Ellsworth
  • St. Boniface Church, Sharon
  • St. Catherine Parish, Catharine
  • St. Columba Church, Elmo
  • St. Dominic Parish, Garden City
  • St. Edward Parish, Belleville
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Salina
  • St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Hoxie
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church, Munjor
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Norton
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish, St. Francis
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish, Junction City
  • St. Helen Church, Hugoton
  • St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Kanopolis
  • St. Isidore Church, Cuba
  • St. Joan of Arc Parish, Elkhart
  • St. John Nepomucene Parish, Beardsley
  • St. John the Apostle Church, Kiowa
  • St. John the Apostle Church, St. John
  • St. John the Baptist Church, Meade
  • St. John the Baptist Church, Spearville
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Beloit
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Clyde
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Hanover
  • St. John the Evangelist Church, Hoisington
  • St. John the Evangelist Parish, Herington
  • St. John the Evangelist Parish, Logan
  • St. Joseph Church, Greensburg
  • St. Joseph Church, Liebenthal
  • St. Joseph Church, Offerle
  • St. Joseph Church, Scott City
  • St. Joseph Church, Bird City
  • St. Joseph Church, Brookville
  • St. Joseph Church, Damar
  • St. Joseph Parish, Dorrance
  • St. Joseph Parish, Ellinwood
  • St. Joseph Parish, Hays
  • St. Joseph Parish, New Almelo
  • St. Joseph Parish, Oakley
  • St. Joseph the Worker Church, Tribune
  • St. Jude Catholic School, Wichita
  • St. Lawrence Church, Jetmore
  • St. Martin of Tours Parish, Seguin
  • St. Mary Church, Garden City
  • St. Mary Church, Marienthal
  • St. Mary Help of Christians Parish, Gorham
  • St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Clifton
  • St. Mary Parish, Downs
  • St. Mary Church, Ellis
  • St. Mary Parish, Glasco
  • St. Mary Parish, Holyrood
  • St. Mary Parish, Smith Center
  • St. Mary, Queen of Angels Parish, Russell
  • St. Mary, Queen of the Universe Parish, Salina
  • St. Michael Church, La Crosse
  • St. Michael Church, Chapman
  • St. Michael Parish, Collyer
  • St. Nicholas Church, Kinsley
  • St. Nicholas of Myra Parish, Hays
  • St. Patrick Church, Plains
  • St. Patrick Church, Gypsum
  • St. Patrick Parish, Lincoln
  • St. Patrick Parish, Ogden
  • St. Paul Church, Angelus
  • St. Peter Parish, Aurora
  • St. Phillip Parish, Hope
  • St. Raphael Church, Syracuse
  • St. Stanislaus Church, Ingalls
  • St. Theresa Parish, Dighton
  • St. Theresa Parish, Mankato
  • St. Thomas More Parish, Manhattan
  • St. Thomas Church, Stockton
  • St. Wenceslaus Parish, Wilson

Kansas Catholic Schools:

  • All Saints Catholic School, Wichita
  • Ascension Catholic School, Overland Park
  • Ascension Catholic School, Overland Park
  • Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, Wichita
  • Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park
  • Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Wichita
  • Catholic Campus Center – Washburn University Parish, Topeka
  • Christ the King Catholic School, Topeka
  • Christ the King Catholic School, Wichita
  • Christ the King School, Kansas City
  • Comeau Campus Center, Hays
  • Corpus Christi Catholic School, Lawrence
  • Cure of Ars School, Leawood
  • Didde Catholic Campus Center Parish, Emporia
  • Good Shepherd Parish School, Shawnee
  • Hayden School, Topeka
  • Holy Cross Catholic School, Hutchinson
  • Holy Cross Catholic School, Overland Park
  • Holy Family Catholic School, Topeka
  • Holy Family Grade School, Hays
  • Holy Family School, Great Bend
  • Holy Name Catholic School, Coffeyville
  • Holy Name Catholic School, Winfield
  • Holy Name, School Kansas City
  • Holy Savior Catholic Academy, Wichita
  • Holy Spirit Catholic School, Goddard
  • Holy Spirit Catholic School, Overland Park
  • Holy Trinity Catholic School, Lenexa
  • Holy Trinity School, Paola
  • John Paul II Catholic School, Overland Park
  • Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, Wichita
  • Magdalen Catholic School, Wichita
  • Manhattan Catholic School, Manhattan
  • Mater Dei Catholic School, Topeka
  • Most Pure Heart of Mary, Topeka
  • Nativity Parish School, Leawood
  • Newman University, Wichita
  • Our Lady of Unity, Kansas City
  • Prince of Peace Catholic Church (St. Patrick), Great Bend
  • Prince of Peace Catholic Church (St. Rose of Lima), Great Bend
  • Prince of Peace Catholic School, Olathe
  • Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic School, Bucyrus
  • Resurrection Catholic School, Kansas City
  • Resurrection Catholic School, Wichita
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Dodge City
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School, Arkansas City
  • Sacred Heart Grade School, Colby
  • Sacred Heart Grade School, Plainville
  • Sacred Heart Junior / Senior High School, Salina
  • Sacred Heart School, Ness City
  • Sacred Heart School, Ottawa
  • Sacred Heart School, Shawnee
  • Sacred Heart School, Emporia
  • St. Agnes School, Roeland Park
  • St. Andrew Catholic School, Independence
  • St. Andrew Grade School, Abilene
  • St. Ann Catholic School, Prairie Village
  • St. Anne Catholic School, Wichita
  • St. Benedict’s School, Atchison
  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, Wichita
  • St. Cecilia Catholic School, Haysville
  • St. Dominic School, Garden City
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Wichita
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Wichita
  • St. Gregory School, Marysville
  • St. Isidore Catholic Student Center, Manhattan
  • St. James Academy, Lenexa
  • St. James Catholic School, Augusta
  • St. John Catholic School, Lawrence
  • St. John Grade School, Beloit
  • St. John Grade School, Hanover
  • St. John High School, Beloit
  • St. Joseph Catholic School – Ost, Mount Hope
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Conway Springs
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, McPherson
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Shawnee
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Shawnee
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Wichita
  • St. Joseph Grade School, Oakley
  • St. Joseph School, Ellinwood
  • St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, Wichita
  • St. Mary Catholic School, Newton
  • St. Mary Grade School, Ellis
  • St. Mary Parish Catholic School, Derby/Rose Hill
  • St. Mary School, Garden City
  • St. Mary’s Catholic School, Fort Scott
  • St. Mary’s Colgan Elementary School, Pittsburg
  • St. Mary’s Colgan Jr./Sr. High School, Pittsburg
  • St. Mary’s Grade School, Salina
  • St. Matthew School, Topeka
  • St. Michael Catholic Preschool, Mulvane
  • St. Michael the Archangel School, Leawood
  • St. Patrick Catholic School, Chanute
  • St. Patrick Catholic School, Kingman
  • St. Patrick Catholic School, Parsons
  • St. Patrick Catholic School, Wichita
  • St. Patrick Catholic School, Kansas City
  • St. Paul Catholic School, Olathe
  • St. Peter Catholic School, Schulte
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Wichita
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park
  • St. Xavier High/Grade School, Junction City
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Seneca
  • Thomas More Prep – Marian, Hays
  • Tipton Catholic High School, Tipton
  • Trinity Catholic Junior / Senior High School, Hutchinson
  • Xavier Catholic School, Leavenworth
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