FLORIDA

PALM BEACH - Bishop Anthony O'Connell resigned March 8, 2002, after admitting that when he was the rector of a Missouri seminary more than 25 years earlier, he repeatedly abused an underage student. Three other men later filed suits.

PALM BEACH - Bishop J. Keith Symons was the first U.S. bishop to resign because of sexual involvement with boys. He resigned June 2, 1998, after admitting to molesting five boys in three Florida churches early in his 40-year career as a priest.