Reverend Joseph Matt, a Missouri priest who fathered a child with a married woman, is being sued along with the diocese. The priest was sued in an anonymous lawsuit filed by the woman's husband.
The woman's husband wants to keep his name out of the lawsuit to protect the identity of the child.
Rev. Matt admitted to having an affair with the husband's wife for an extended period of time in 2004 and 2005. The man said that his wife turned to the reverend for counseling after she had lost her job.
Rev. Matt had served on the diocese's marriage tribunal. That is when the affair began - and when the child was conceived.