BC Trustee Steps Down Amid Accusations of Priest Abuse Cover-Up
Father Brad Schaeffer was an eight-year member of the school's Board of Trustees.
A member of the Boston College Board of Trustees has stepped down after allegations surfaced that he covered up for an abusive priest.
According to a report on WBUR, Father Brad Schaeffer resigned today after eight years on the school's Board of Trustees.
Information released from a Chicago-based lawsuit recently revealed that Schaeffer knew about abuse by Donald J. McGuire, a priest who is currently in jail after being convicted for child sexual abuse, the WBUR report said.
The Boston Globe reported today that Schaeffer was McGuire's supervisor in the 1990s while at a Jesuit province in Chicago. Although several complaints surfaced about McGuire's conduct, Schaeffer allowed McGuire to continue his ministry, the Globe reported.
Schaeffer is currently the Rector at the Faber Jesuit Community based on the Boston College campus.