At least 50 men have come forward with claims they were abused by the late Rev. Joseph E. Birmingham during the priest's 29-year tour through the Boston Archdiocese. Parents repeatedly complained to the church about Birmingham's behavior - to no avail.
Even after admitting to police and church officials on separate occasions that he had molested children, Birmingham was allowed to remain in ministry, insisting he had been "cured."
Birmingham died in 1989, but the archdiocese continues to receive complaints and settle lawsuits brought by his alleged victims.
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Rev. Joseph E. Birmingham