|Rev. Isaac True, O.S.B.
Summary of Case: A priest of the Benedictine order, True was accused in a September 2011 lawsuit of having sexually abused a young relative in the late 1970s. His accuser said the abuse began when he was a 9 or 10 year old boy and continued until he graduated 8th grade. He said the abuse occurred in his home, on trips and at church. In March 2012 True remains pastor of a Bethany, MO parish.
Kansas CIty-St. Joseph bishop was Charles Herman Helmsing (1962-1977), followed by John Joseph Sullivan (1977-1993)
|MO||True is referred to as "Very Rev." in the 1974-1982 Directories||
The same man accused Monsignor Thomas O'Brien of sexually abusing him when he was a ten year-old altar boy, along with three friends. One of the three boys suicided a few years later.
True celebrated Mass at Nativity on several occasions, per a statement in 2011 from the diocese.
|1973||1987||Conception Seminary College||Conception||MO||President-Rector|
|1987||1988||True is not indexed or listed at his previous assignments in the 1988 Directory.|
|Per Conception Seminary College , True was in Guatemala for a year and two summers, beginning in 1988.|
Sullivan was succeeded by Raymond James Boland (1993-2005), who was replaced by Robert William Finn
|Conception Abbey||Conception||MO||True is not indexed or listed as at the Abbey in the 2005-2007 Directories.|
|1988||2011||Conception Seminary College||Conception|
|2008||2011||Blessed Sacrament||Bethany||MO||1/1||Blessed Sacrament had a religious education program with 16-13 students.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1988-2011)
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