Last week, four men dropped their initial lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa alleging sexual abuse by one of its priests, Patrick McCabe, in order to file an expanded suit that includes the Archdiocese of Dublin and the Servants of the Paraclete, a religious ministry that treated McCabe for pedophilia.
McCabe is being held in Alameda County's Santa Rita jail, where he awaits extradition to Ireland on charges of sexually assaulting underage males there.
Last week, Greg Horne, one of the men behind the lawsuit who says he was sexually abused by McCabe, talked to KQED's Stephanie Martin about the case.
"I don't think there's a phase of my life that hasn't been touched" by the abuse, he said. "I'm concerned and I'm saddened that a human being, a servant of god, would put Father McCabe in the position to allow him to hurt children. In some ways, he was victimized as well. I don't think there's anyone could ever have thought he was ever going to be any different. He had a pattern of behavior and they just allowed him to continue that and he did nothing to prevent that."