Diocese of Cheyenne

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St. Mary Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

UPDATED: Wyoming bishop cleared of abuse by the Vatican dies at 91

Aug 25, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The former bishop of Cheyenne, Joseph Hart, was accused on multiple occasions of sexual abuse of minors, but claims were... Read more

Vatican exonerates retired bishop of multiple abuse claims but issues canonical rebuke

Jan 26, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Vatican’s doctrinal congregation has exonerated retired Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne over numerous accusations of the sexual abuse of... Read more

No sex abuse charges for former Wyoming bishop, but successor praises 'courageous' victims

Jun 12, 2020

While Wyoming prosecutors have declined to press criminal sexual abuse charges against Bishop emeritus Joseph Hart, Bishop Steven Biegler of... Read more

Cheyenne diocese finds credible three abuse allegations against emeritus bishop

Sep 10, 2019

The Diocese of Cheyenne announced Tuesday it has found credible and substantiated three allegations of child sexual abuse against Emeritus... Read more

Cheyenne police recommend charging two unnamed clerics for alleged child sex abuse

Aug 14, 2019

Police in Cheyenne have recommended that two clerics accused of sexually abusing male juveniles in the 1970s and '80s be... Read more

A memorial to Irish priests who have served in Wyoming.

The last Irish priest in Wyoming

Apr 6, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

“I am the last F.B.I.: foreign-born Irish,” Father Tom Sheridan, a retired priest of the Cheyenne diocese, told CNA.  Read more

Cheyenne diocese finds credible third allegation of child abuse by retired bishop

Aug 30, 2018

The Diocese of Cheyenne announced Wednesday that it has found credible a third allegation of child sexual abuse committed by... Read more

Cheyenne diocese: sex abuse claims against retired bishop appear credible

Jul 3, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Emeritus Bishop Joseph Hart has been credibly accused of sexually assaulting two boys after he became Bishop of Cheyenne in... Read more