“The Basilians took no steps to stop the behaviour or protect the plaintiff,” the suit alleges.
The victim says in the suit that he continues to suffer from the affects of the abuse, which has had a devastating effect on his mental health, job prospects and ability to form healthy relationships. In the statement of defence, the lawyer for the Basilians denies they knew what Marshall was doing or that they covered anything up.
But the couple believe their unique marriage sometimes makes it harder to find the right workplace.
After three years in the priesthood serving a Catholic parish in Oakland, Calif., Murphy, an Irish-born Catholic, felt a tug in his heart.
The victim, now 61, was just 12 years old when he attended St. William Hodgson Marshall was a teacher and sports coach.
The sexual assaults lasted for more than a year, and, in the statement of claim, the victim says he was expelled from the school for reporting the abuse to school officials.
The couple lost a lot of their closest friends, "and neither of our families are supportive of us wanting to continue our ministry," Kanelopoulos-Murphy said.Marshall was convicted in 2011 of indecent assault of 15 boys and one girl, and of sexually assaulting another boy.Six of his victims are from Sudbury, while most of the others are from Toronto or Windsor. Named in the lawsuit are Marshall, the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, the Basilian Fathers, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste.She still gushes about their first online conversations.They were engaged after five weeks, and married about five months later.