Detroit Priest Says Removal Part of “Cover-Up”

Father Michael Suhy of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Plymouth, Michigan was told that he is being removed from the parish he led, according to Detroit Free Press.

Church leaders of the Archdiocese of Detroit say Fr Suhy is “overwhelmed with responsibilities” associated with the parish and the parish school. Father Suhy and his lawyer claim the priest’s removal from his pastoral role was part of a “cover-up” relating to his report of a possible grooming concern, the Detroit News reported Nov. 24.

Fr Suhy says he had alerted church officials after a letter from a couple came to him last year, “notifying him that a prominent employee of the Archdiocese of Detroit was engaging in the sexual harassment and grooming of their son.” Fr also says his removal is in response to his sounding the alarm.

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