Rare legal twist pits one diocese against another

Issues Trisha Volpe · ·
The Diocese of New Ulm is suing a diocese and a religious order in Ireland, accusing both of sending a priest to New Ulm in the early 1980s without telling the diocese that the priest had a long history of being accused of child sexual abuse. Father Francis Markey, who is now deceased, is accused of abusing boys while serving at the Catholic Church of St. Joseph in Henderson, Minn.