A Dallas bishop apologized publicly Sunday to 11 former altar boys who allegedly were sexually abused by a Catholic priest and who won a record $120 million in damages last week.
But the 10 surviving victims -- one committed suicide five years ago -- were not impressed and boycotted the church service when they knew Bishop Charles Grahmann would try to reach out to them publicly.
"I apologize to each one of you immensely," Bishop Grahmann, who heads the Diocese of Dallas, said of the men during Sunday Mass in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana, about 65 miles south of Dallas.
But the young men who won a civil suit against the diocese accuse Bishop Grahmann and other church officials of ignoring their plight and taking a hard line in the legal battle.
The former Dallas priest, Rudolph Kos, 52, who is living in California, faces charges of sexual assault against a minor.