Rev. David M. MacPherson
Summary of Case: MacPherson was accused in 2003 of having sexually abusing two girls, who were sisters, in the late 1960s. MacPherson was defrocked in the 1970s.
Covington bishop was Richard Henry Ackerman, C.S.Sp. (1960-1978)
• Two women, who were sisters, accused MacPherson in 2003 of having sexually abused them when they were children at St. Patrick's. (Cincinnati Enquirer
St. Patrick's had a grade school with 133-102 boys and 99-80 girls, and a high school with 54-63 boys and 61-53 girls.
MacPherson is not indexed in the 1967 or 1968 Directories, but he is listed as at St. Patrick's in the Directories'Covington diocesan pages.
|1970||1971||Mother of God||Covington||KY||
|MacPherson is not indexed in the 1971 Directory, but he is listed as at Mother of God's in the Directory's diocesan pages.|
|1971||1973||MacPherson is not indexed in the 1972 or 1973 Directories.|
|1973||1978||Madonna Manor||Villa Hills||KY||Chaplain||
Madonna Manor was a nursing home on the property of the Benedictine sisters' St. Walburg Monastery. Also on the property were a Montessori preschool and Villa Madonna Academy, which was an all girls' grade school and high school.
Macpherson was defrocked in the 1970s, per the diocese's spokesperson in 2003. (Cincinnati Enquirer
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1968-1978)
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This assignment record was last updated on Dec. 23, 2010