The Diocese of Cheyenne announced Tuesday it has found credible and substantiated three allegations of child sexual abuse against Emeritus Bishop Joseph Hart, which it had received since July and August 2018. The alleged incidents newly found credible occurred in the 1970s and ’80s. “The results of the investigation were given to the Diocesan Review […]
Current Role Bishop Emeritus of Cheyenne, Wyoming Web Site: http://www.dioceseofcheyenne.org/ Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 2121 Capitol Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001; P.O. Box 1468, Cheyenne, WY 82003-1468 Telephone: (307)638-1530 What Has Been Reported Accused of numerous cases of sexual abuse.
As parishioners attended the Feast of the Assumption Mass inside Guardian Angels Catholic Church on August 15, members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) gathered outside on the sidewalk for a press conference marking an occasion that many believed would never come. Less than 24 hours earlier, police in Cheyenne, Wyoming […]
Four new sex abuse allegations have been raised against Emeritus Bishop Joseph Hart, spanning his time both as a priest in Missouri and a bishop in Wyoming. Jack Smith, a spokesman for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, said the allegations were brought forward by either the alleged victims or their family members, the Casper […]
A former Catholic bishop is facing multiple allegations of sexual abuse of boys during his career, including 25 years in Wyoming. The Casper Star-Tribune reports at least three Wyoming men say former Bishop Joseph Hart abused them while he worked in the Diocese of Cheyenne. A spokesman for the Kansas City, Missouri, diocese says it […]
At a time when the U.S. Catholic bishops are meeting to vote on new measures for bishop accountability, Pope Francis has given the green light for a penal process for a retired U.S. bishop accused of multiple accounts of abuse. Bishop Steven Biegler of Cheyenne, Wyoming announced on Wednesday that the case of Bishop Joseph […]
Police in Cheyenne, Wyo., have reopened an investigation involving a former Kansas City priest who went on to become a Wyoming bishop and was later accused of sexually abusing several boys. In a news release issued this week, the Cheyenne Police Department said it was seeking information regarding sex abuse claims reported to the department […]