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Priests file case with appellate court

Posted at 1:16 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 14:38:09-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A lawsuit against the Diocese of Corpus Christi that was dismissed earlier this month may be back on.

Attorneys for Fr. John Feminelli and Msgr. Michael Heras have filed an appeal with the 13th Court of Appeals.

The two priests sued the diocese after their names appeared on a list of 26 clerics the diocese said were credibly accused of sexually abusing minors. That list was released in January.

No reason was given for the lawsuit's dismissal earlier this month.