Mysteries of Catholic church include delay in confronting abuse
The former president of prestigious Chaminade High School on Long Island is suspended from performing his priestly duties following “credible” allegations he sexually abused a minor, his religious order says.
The Rev. James Williams resigned in 2011 as president of the all-boys Catholic school after serving as 12 years as the school’s president. Williams was a member of the Chaminade faculty and administration from 1991 to 2012.
Chaminade’s main campus is in Mineola. The school’s facilities include a retreat house in the Oyster Bay village of Muttontown, and an estate in the Catskills. The school has 1,700 students.
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