He treated her to the movies, took her out to dinner and bought her ice cream. She thought it was love and hoped it would last forever.
Then one day he left the parish for an assignment in Sublimity. She graduated from Reedsport High School, never enjoying a youthful flirtation.
The deal includes a rare public apology by a high-ranking archdiocese official during Mass this Sunday at St. The apology coincides with a new allegation of priest sex abuse in Woodburn last week.
The archdiocese reported that allegation, also involving a girl, to police but no charges were filed and the girl did not sue.
Bunce did not have any details and declined to comment about Horning. "It's totally contrary to what we as Catholics believe and practice," Bunce said.
"I was a trusting person, innocent, inexperienced and loving," she says.
"He created a trust and a bond and took advantage of that." Horning, who will attend the service with family and friends, awaits the apology with a mix of fear, anxiety and expectation. *** She grew up the oldest of three girls in a loving and devout Roman Catholic family. In 1984 when she was 13, Altstock became her parish priest in the congregation of about 130.
She hopes the apology will allow them to hold their heads high, placing the blame on the priest.