A former Kansas City catholic priest linked to several sexual abuse incidents has died. John Tulipana, 66, had been banned from the ministry in 1994. The Kansas City Diocese settled two complaints against him that year. The diocese in 2008 paid $10 million to settle a lawsuit filed by 47 people who had complained Tulipana and other priests had abused them in the 1970s.
At his death, Tulipana was facing a suit by four brothers who claimed he had abused them. He always denied the allegations.