SF archdiocese says Myers cannot act as priest

Church silent on review board's investigation of former St. Raymond pastor

The San Francisco Archdiocese declared the findings of its independent review board (IRB) investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by a Menlo Park priest a "personnel issue" and thus confidential. However, a spokesman confirmed that Father William Myers can no longer act as a priest.

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Posted by Judy Jones
a resident of another community
on Dec 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Hopefully others, who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by Myers, will have the courage to report it to police not to church officials.

Keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others. Also know that you are not alone, and there is hope, help, and a chance for healing.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511
"Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests" and all clergy.
Web Link

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Posted by Local native
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Dec 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I am pleased to hear that the correct decision was finally made regarding this troubled man! It is however very unfortunate that it took this long to determine that his personal challenges were such that it would not be appropriate for him to serve as a priest.

In my opinion, overall screening and performance reviews need to be strengthened, and conducted on a more regular basis by the archidiocese. We all know that employee reviews and oversight, on a routine schedule, is critical to maintaining high standards by personnel of any entity. Accountability and transparancey is what is important to securing the trust of the people in any good operation.

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Posted by bob
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Dec 24, 2011 at 7:34 am

Typical behavior of the catholic church...say nothing

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Posted by Local catholic
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Dec 24, 2011 at 7:51 am

I would like to point out that there seem to be no victims of Fr. Williams to warrant the comments this man is receiving. All indications are that he wants to have a sexual relationship with adults - which goes against being a priest. The SF District Attorney found no cause to prosecute and the diocese removed him from St Raymond as soon as they were made aware of the unusual situation. Perhaps we could find a new villain for Christmas.

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Posted by JusticeMaximus
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

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