Catholic Dioceses

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Catholic Dioceses

James, Vernon, & Weeks, P.A. fights on behalf of clients to hold Catholic Dioceses across the nation responsible for sexual abuse by priests.  We have filed cases, won settlements for clients and continue to fight to remove priests and other clergy who are still on the job, despite allegations of sexual abuse of children.

Click below to view information about credibly accused sexual abusers that is specific to a particular Diocese.

New Mexico

  • Archdiocese of Santa Fe
  • Diocese of Las Cruces
  • Diocese of Gallup

Illinois

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New York

  • Archdiocese of New York
  • Diocese of Brooklyn
  • Diocese of Rockville Center
  • Diocese of Rochester

New Mexico

Archdiocese of Santa Fe

The following priests who worked within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe have had allegations of sexual abuse made against them.  Click on the name below for more information for each priest:

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Brothers of the Christian Schools

Notes:  In separate 1995 lawsuits, 2 brothers and another man claim abuse while in elementary school by Br. Abdon and other Christian Brothers at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe and at College of Santa Fe in 1950s. Last of lawsuits settled 10/96. Woman also filed suit in 1995 alleging that she was abused by Abdon at St. Michaels. Abdon died in 1977. Stadium at St. Michael’s is Brother Abdon Field, even in 2008.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Abeywickrema, originally from Sri Lanka, was accused by 3 sisters of sexually abusing them in mid-1960s when he was at St. Bernadette’s Parish in Albuquerque and they were between ages of 6-14. The women reached out-of-court settlement with Santa Fe Archdiocese which was announced 7/1/93. He was removed from public ministry without any privileges.. He is believed to have died in late 2008.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Brothers of the Christian Schools

Notes:  In 1995 civil suit, one man alleged he was abused by Br. Alex when he was studying to join the Christian Brothers at the Junior Novitiate at The College of Santa Fe between 1955-1957. Same man also alleged abuse by Br. Abdon and by a scout master. Settled in 1996.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Sons of the Holy Family

Notes:  Accused in 1994 suit of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy daily during a 1971 car trip from NM to DC. Suit was settled in 12/95 by order and archdiocese; terms confidential. Archuleta does ‘not deny the fundamental allegations’ but says the plaintiff exaggerated. Archdiocese removed Archuleta from ministry, but he was found working as a priest in Mexico City in 2002.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1949 – 1950: Immaculate Conception Church; Las Vegas, NM
  • 1950 – 1955: San Jose Church; Anton Chico, NM
  • 1955 – 1958: St. John Nepomucene, a mission parish; El Rito, NM
  • 1958 – 1965: Our Lady of Sorrows; Bernalillo, NM
  • 1965 – 1979: Queen of Heaven; Albuquerque, NM
  • 1979 – 2000: Church of the Risen Savior; Albuquerque, NM

Notes:  Woman filed suit 1/00. Alleged a sexual relationship with Baca for one year beginning 1973 when she was 15. Suit also alleged relatioship resumed in 1989 and lasted until 1990s. Woman had a videotape and transcript wherein Baca admitted “repetitive sexual contact.” He resigned. Suit was settled 6/00 for undisclosed amount of money. Settlement also covered claims by another woman who claimed Baca had a 2 year affair with her which ended in 2000.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Benedictine

Notes:  Blea was monk at Pecos Benedictine Monastery. Civil suit filed 6/10/94 alleges abuse of at least one youth during counseling sessions from 1969-1970.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Brothers of the Christian Schools

Notes:  Brouseau and two other Christian Brothers were accused in 1995 civil suits of independently molesting a young man over several years at St. Michael’s school. Man’s brother also claims abuse by one of the Brothers. Brouseau later left the order. Case settled Fall, 1996.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Summary of Assignments:  

  • 1965 – 1971: St. Pius X High School (faculty); Albuquerque, NM
  • 1967 – 1969: Queen of Heaven (in residence); Albuquerque, NM
  • 1971 – 1972: College of Santa Fe (chaplain and lecturer); Santa Fe, NM
  • 1972 – 1979: Immaculate Heart of Mary; Los Alamos, NM
  • 1979 – 1987: Our Lady of the Assumption; Albuquerque, NM
  • 1987 – 2005: Annunciation; Albuquerque, NM

Notes:  At least 5 men alleged abuse by Bruckner in 1970s and 1980s at middle school in Albuquerque. Several reported to Archbishop Sheehan in 1995. Bruckner was investigated in 1995 & 2004 by the review board but not removed. 3rd evaluation in 3/05 after 6th man claimed abuse in 1970s. Placed on leave and “retired” 3/05 Lost all privileges 9/05. In 1/08, he was still representing himself as a priest of Santa Fe Archdiocese.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order: Benedictine

Notes:  Burbach was accused of sexually abusing several members of parish beginning in 1960s. Affiliated with Pecos Benedictine Monastery. Two civil suits filed 1994.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Man and woman filed separate suits in mid-2013 alleging abuse by Cassidy who worked in parishes in Albuquerque, Taos and Mora. These suits were settled at some point before 5/14 per news report. Another man filed suit 5/14 alleging abuse by Cassidy at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in northwest Albuquerque in the late 1960s. In a suit filed in 11/14, Cassidy was accused of molesting an 8- to 10-year-old girl in the late 1960s on a church bus. Plaintiff says he was abused between 50-80 times as a 10-year-old boy. Diocese knew of allegations against Cassidy by 1994 but never made them public. He died in 1994.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Diocese of Burlington (VT)

Notes:  Part of the Burlington VT diocese. Civil Litigation filed in 1994. Courcy and deceased priest Joseph Anthony Gallegos are accused of abusing altar boy in New Mexico, after his first trip to the Paraclete Center. There was probably abuse in Vermont, also. Sent to NM twice, 1967 and 1969. 1993 Official Catholic Directory says on duty outside diocese.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Worked at Boys’ school run by state and then ran a boys’ ranch operated by Santa Fe Archdiocese. State of NM knew of allegations in 1971. Accused of sexually abusing and beating residents. Church ranch was closed after one boy died. At least one civil suit filed 1994 by 2 men. Archb. Sanchez received complaints 1976; sent another priest to investigate. Ranch closed shortly thereafter but Donelan remained priest until death in 1994. Lawsuit filed 5/17 by man alleging sex abuse by Donelan and Rev. Laurier Labreche in late 1980s when man was an 11- to 13-year-old altar boy, at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Esquibel (also spelled Esquivel) is alleged to have molested boys in several parishes before he was placed in job at Chancery office. Reoffended after treatment. Indicted in 10/93 and charged with abusing a 15-year-old altar boy in 1983; charges dropped by Judge 2/95 for lack of evidence. Worked as Army Reserve chaplain from 1979. Still so listed as late as 2002, likely in error. At least 2 civil suits filed in 1994.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Fountain, Dean of Students at St. Catherine’s Indian School, indicted 1/87 on more than 170 counts of sexual abuse (most charges were against 1 of 3 accusers). Indictments were dismissed because a DA was alleged to have tampered with Grand Jury. Reindicted 9/87 on other charges. Apparently found not guilty because he became pastor of St. Helena Parish in Hobbs, NM (Las Cruces Diocese). A 4/25/10 church bulletin requested prayers for him as he was ill and he was no longer shown as pastor. Died 12/29/13.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Alleged to have abused at least four boys, one in each of his four assignments from 1965-1972. Apparently had his privileges suspended from 1972-1992. Was reconciled with the Church in 1992 just before dying of AIDS. At least one victim also acquired AIDS. At least 4 suits filed against estate. One suit settled in Fall, 1994 and another was settled before it reached the lawsuit stage. Named in at least one civil suit filed 8/14.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Civil suit against Griego filed in 1993 and 7 in 1994. Griego lived for a time at Archbishop Sanchez’ residence after treatment at Paracletes. Put on leave 1/93; church began laicization process 2/94. Began work as prison psychologist after passing FBI check; resigned months later. Civil suit filed 5/14 by person alleging abuse at an Albuquerque parish in 1986. Suit filed 8/15 accused Griego of sexual abuse of boy in 1980s at Griego’s home in Montezuma and at Queen of Heaven in Albuquerque. Man filed suit 5/14 against Santa Fe archdiocese; spoke publicly in 11/15 that Griego raped him when he was 17-yrs-old in 1986; had gone to Griego for guidance about possibly becoming priest. Said there were teenage boys with Griego, hanging out in rectory and drinking. Civil trial related to this case to be held 8/16. Accused in 12/17/15 suit of abuse of boy, age 14-18, at parishes in Las Vegas NM and Albuquerque parish 1975-79.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Man filed complaint with Santa Fe police 1/97 alleging rape and abuse by Huff on number of occasions in early 1980s at St. Catherine Indian School. Also alleges abuse on one instance by Fr. Christopher Kerr. Huff left the order but unknown as to when. No other information found.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Civil suit filed against Isaias, Santa Fe Archdiocese, Via Coeli, Greek Orthodox Church, and Estate of Fr. Charles Rourke in 1995. Copies of petition, answer and motions to dismiss are in this file. One man says he was sexually abused by Isaias in 1974. It is believed Isaias was treated at Via Coeli prior to time he abused Plaintiff. Suit was settled and dismissed in 1996. In 1988 he was a director of the Servants of the Paraclete facility.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Man filed report with Santa Fe police in 1997 alleging abuse by Fr. Kerr and Br. Dennis Huff at St. Catherine Indian School. Says that Kerr (a teacher) fondled him once in 1980 or 1981 but Huff raped him several times in early 1980s. Kerr was working inCincinnati Diocese in late 1980s. Kerr left priesthood in early 1990s and was living in Houston, TX in 1997.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  From NY. Trained as Jesuit. Ordained by Gallup. Transferred to Santa Fe. Archdiocese became aware of behavior and sent him to counseling several times; each time would transfer him to new church. Kirsch allegedly sexually abused a girl at St. Thomas Apostle Church in Abiquiu NM beginning when she was age 15, 1973-1977. She filed civil suit in 1991. He caused girl to have an abortion. He admitted sex but said she was 19 by then. Suit dismissed 1993 on SOL and dismissal upheld by NM Court of Appeals. Died 11/05.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Accused in lawsuit filed 5/17 of sexual abuse, along with Rev. Edward Donelan, of an altar boy, ages 11-13, in late 1980s at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque. Living in Albuquerque in 5/17.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Archbishop Sanchez confronted him re 2 allegations in early 1990 that Lipinski had abused a youth after getting him drunk. Lipinski denied; nothing done. Working at St. Anthony Parish in Questa, NM when criminal charges filed 10/92. He pled guilty in 1993 to two charges of molesting a 14 yr old boy after giving him alcohol. Sentenced to jail, suspended for 5 yrs. Civil suit filed by boy in 1993 and settled in 1996. 6/02 article reports he was laicized at some point.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Ordained in Valkenburg, Holland. Monsignor. Accused in a 2014 lawsuit of sexual abuse of a 6- or 7-yr-old boy in the early 1960s when pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows in Las Vegas NM. Lomme died in 1986. Another suit filed in 12/16 claimed Lomme sexually abused 7 preteen boys at Our Lady of Sorrows 1959-1964. Died 1986 at age 79.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Multiple complaints by individuals and social services re abuse by Lynn. ArchBp Sanchez just transferred him. Four separate civil suits filed in 1994 alleging abuse of altar boys in early 1980s. Suits said Lynn was no longer a priest and no longer in the United States. Privileges revoked 1986. In 1989 Archdiocese of Santa Fe paid $554,000 settlement to one youth abused in late 1970s. Left for Great Britain after 1989. Lawsuit filed in 11/14 by a Las Vegas man claiming abuse as a boy by Lynn in 1977.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Arrested in 1998 and later charged with sexually exploiting at least 14 boys 1992-1998. Placed on leave. Indictment covered 42 charges. Charges dismissed 2/02 but refiled and in plea agreement 8/02 Malloy pleaded no contest to five lesser counts. Sentenced 9/02 to 5 yrs (less 5 days) probation. 2002 article says he had been writing anonymous, sexually explicit notes to teenage boys at St. Pius High School, offering to pay them for their semen. Served as police chaplain until 1998.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Martinez received counseling from Paracletes in 1988. In 1993, he was relieved of his duties after allegation of 1992 abuse of minor. Retired in 1994 after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a boy 20 yrs ago. Civil suit filed. In 5/94 Martinez wasfound murdered onthe road to the Paraclete retreat. The police arrested a man who claimed Martinez fondled him after they had both been drinking. The man was later sentenced to 50 yrs in prison for the murder. Lawsuit filed 8/15 alleged rape by Martinez over 2-yr. period of altar boy at Sacred Heart in Española NM in late 1980s.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Franciscans

Notes:  Civil suit filed 12/93 alleged Martinez abused one youth from 1977-1983, beginning when the plaintiff was 12 and Martinez was studing to be a Franciscan Friar. Martinez would take the boy with him on trips throughout the U.S. Martinez denied all allegations but was suspended when allegations surfaced 4/93. Some defendants dropped 4/95 after settlement with one. Remaining portion against Martinez was dismissed 5/95.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Sons of the Holy Family

Notes:  Two civil suits filed against Martinez in NM in 1994. Both allege that Martinez abused minor females. No dates for abuse are given in either suit. Martinez allegedly left the priesthood but no information on laicization. At least one suit (maybe both) settled by Archdiocese of Santa Fe and Sons of the Holy Family 12/95.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Diocese of Gallup

Summary of Assignments:  

  • 1977 – 1980: St. Joseph Church; San Fidel, NM
  • 1980 – 1981: St. Michael’s Mission; St. Michaels, AZ
  • 1990 – 1994: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament; Ft. Defiance, AZ
  • 1994 – 2003: St. Francis Church; Gallup, NM

Notes:  In 2/09 it was revealed that Mazon had been removed from ministry in Gallup diocese in 2004 because of old allegation that he had sexually and psychologically abused a girl from 1974 to 1978 while at St. John’s in Roswell. Civil suit filed 2005 against Mazon & Santa Fe Archdiocese. It was settled and dismissed 2/06. Living as of 2011 at Order’s Juan Diego Friary in Albuquerque, possibly with former Archbishop Sanchez. Mazon’s name added diocese’s list of credibly accused in 5/17.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Brothers of the Christian Schools

Notes:  In 5/17/95 civil suit, man claimed Br. McConnell, Br. Abdon and former Br. Louis Brouseau molested him on several occasions while he was in elementary school and junior high at St. Michael’s School in Santa Fe. Litigation was settled in Sept-Oct, 1996 for undisclosed amount.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1970 – 1972: San Jose; Albuquerque, NM
  • 1972 – 1972: Our Lady of Mt. Caramel; Moriarty, NM
  • 1973 – 1974: SS Peter and Paul; Estancia, NM
  • 1974 – 1976: Catholic Church of Estancia Valley; Estancia, NM
  • 1976 – 1981: St. Francis; Ranchos de Taos, NM
  • Some time in the 70s/80s: St. Anthony; Penasco, NM
  • 1981 – 1984: St. Gertrude; Mora, NM
  • 1984 – 1986: Our Lady of Sorrows; Las Vegas, NM
  • 1986 – 1989: St. Anthony’s; Questa, NM
  • 1989 – 1991: Bethany on the Rio Grande; Albuquerque, NM
  • 1991 – 1992: Absent on Leave
  • Death: January 14, 1993

Notes:  Pastor of a number of archdiocesan parishes; started ‘Pilgrimage for Vocations’ in 1973, which were week-long walks for youth through northern NM, with sleepovers at parishes along the way. O’Brien died in 1/93 at age 48 (possibly of AIDS per Plaintiff’s attorney). In 2012 a man told archdiocese that he had been sexually abused by O’Brien at age 10-11 in mid-1980s when O’Brien was assigned to St. Anthony in Questa. The Archdiocese provided counseling for several months but it ceased when Plaintiff retained attorney. He filed civil suit 4/2/13. Three more men filed suits a few weeks later, and six more shortly thereafter. By 12/15 O’Brien was named as a perpetrator of sexual abuse vs NM boys in the 1970s-80s in 17 lawsuits, at least 9 of which had been settled.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Man filed civil suit 6/95 which alleged he was abused by Peris in Anton Chico, NM at St. Joseph Church. Suit said the plaintiff lived at the parish hall for several months so that he could ride the bus to school. Peris also lived at the parish hall and abused the plaintiff for several months in the fall of 1957. 7/95 article said Peris was believed to have returned to Spain shortly after the abuse and is believed to be dead. Archdiocese said it does not know status of Peris.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1939 – 1941: Chancery Office; Santa Fe, NM
    • Saint Michael’s College; Santa Fe, NM
  • 1941 – 1966: Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (Director); Santa Fe, NM
  • 1950 – 1977: Immaculate Conception; Las Vegas, NM
  • 1959 – 1973: Served as Vicar General for Archdiocese; Santa Fe, NM
  • 1967 – 1968: Christo Rey and Christ The King; Santa Fe, NM
  • 1968 – 1975: Annunciation; Albuquerque, NM
  • 1975 – 1980: San Ysidro; Corrales, NM
  • 1980 – 1991: Retired
  • September 7, 1991: Death

Notes:  Msgr. Rieiffer (misspelled “Reiffer” in media reports) was accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/16 of sexually abusing and raping a girl beginning in 1952, when she was 6-yrs-old. The abuse allegedly occurred many times in the rectory of Immaculate Conception parish, Las Vegas. The girl was said to have been a parishioner and student of the parish school. Rieffer died 9/7/91.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Resigned from parish 3/95 after lawsuit filed which alleged he abused a 19 yr old seminarian after getting him drunk more than 20 yrs previously. After suspension, Rodriguez was sent for treatment for alcoholism. He was allowed to work under certain restrictions until 2002 when he was permanently removed.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Worked in Peoria, IL from 1966 to 1968. Worked in New Mexico between 1968-1972 and then returned to Illinois from 1972 to 1991. Peoria Bishop placed him on leave 3/93 after civil suit filed in NM which alleged he abused at least 3 boys and 1 girl there,beginning in 1968. One mom had complained to Santa Fe Archdiocese but nothing done. By 6/97 news articles were referring to Roth as a spiritual healer and former priest.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  In 1995 suit in NM, woman claimed Ruiz started a “girls club” at church to find victims for sex and that he abused her and others in 1978 after taking them on outings and giving them money and presents. Suit includes charges against Archdiocese of Denver and Franciscan Order. Ruiz transferred from Albuquerque to Denver in 1987 and became head of Hispanic Affairs. He was abruptly removed from the post in 11/04 and his faculties were removed.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Accused in two 1994 civil suits of molesting minors. Was priest in St. Anthony of Padua Province in Chicopee, MA; requested transfer to Santa Fe for “health reasons.” Apparently incardinated into Arch. of Santa Fe in 1956 or 1957. Alleged to have abused one boy in 1967. Abuse alleged of another boy in 1971 by Rutowski and church custodian. Retired in 1991. Facilities were restricted to private celebrations of mass after accusations by one youth. Accused in suit filed 12/17/15 of abusing various boys, one from 1975-79, beginning when boy was age 9 and Rutowski was at St. Jude Thaddeus in Albuquerque.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  In suit filed 5/5/94, Sanchez, a permanent deacon, was accused of raping a 12-13 yr old altar boy. He was placed on leave.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Named in 1994 suit. Accused of non-consensual sexual acts and physical abuse of girl in 1967 as part of “cleaning ritual.” Girl and her sister lived at St. Anthony’s Boys School, an orphanage run by Poor Sisters of St. Francis Seraph of the Perpetual Adoration. Retired 1980 and died prior to filing of suit in 1994. Schoeppner became vice-chancellor of archdiocese immediately after ordination and, later, chancellor.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Placed on leave 2005. Arrested 2006 and charged with abuse of boy, age 14, in 2005 during trip to France and Portugal. Civil suit filed 3/06. Pled guilty 6/1/06. Silva was Christian Brother for 17 yrs before being ordained in 1997. Worked at O’Dea HS in Seattle 1991-94 when a Christian Brother. Studied in Connecticut. Sentenced to 5 yrs prison and 5 yrs probation 9/06. Civil suit settled 11/06. Name included on Seattle archdiocese’s list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  At least 6 civil suits filed in 1993-1994 against Smith’s estate (he died in 1987). Smith apparently abused a fellow high school semanarian in 1946. In 1959 Smith was expelled from Christ the King Seminary in New York for molesting three children. The Diocese of Santa Fe accepted Smith in 1970. After ordination, Smith molested several children at various parishes in New Mexico in 1970s and 1980s. Sent for treatment on at least 3 occasions.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Placed on administrative leave 8/94 and suspended from priestly duties pending an investigation into allegations of past sexual misconduct with minors. Archbp. Sanchez was asked about allegations against Tafoya in his 1994 deposition. He said that Tafoya had come to him to say that someone had made a statement to a nun about Tafoya and that the statement was a lie. In 1993 Catholic Directory but not in 2002 ed.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Member of Fathers of the Sacred Heart. Caught 3 times in 1964 by Washington, D.C., police re sexual relations with boys before being sent to NM for treatment. Lived at Via Coeli Center but worked in parishes. Later resumed full time as parish priest. Man filed suit 10/11 against Santa Fe AD & Servants of the Paraclete alleging priest sexually abused him for 3 yrs in 1960s while at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Albuquerque. Suit settled 11/12. In residence at a parish per 1989 OCD. Died 1991. New lawsuit filed 5/15 in Albuquerque alleging Weisenborn abused a boy repeatedly at St. Francis Xavier beginning in 1968.

Diocese of Las Cruces

The following priests who worked within the Diocese of Las Cruces have had allegations of sexual abuse made against them.  Click on the name below for more information for each priest:

Diocese:  Diocese of Las Cruces

Religious Order:  Jesuit

Summary of Assignments: 

  • 1968 – 1969: St. Asaph, St. Beuno College; Flintshire, England
    • Also listed at Jesuit College Prep in Dallas, TX as a counselor and teacher.
  • 1969 – 1975: Jesuit High School; New Orleans, LA
  • 1975 – 1985: Strake Jesuit College Prep; Houston, TX.
  • 1985 – 1990: Holy Family; Deming, NM
  • 1990 – 2003: St. Jude’s; Alamagordo, NM
  • Died: June 7, 2003

Notes:  In 5/13 civil suit one man accused Barfield of abusing him at St Jude’s Parish in Alamogordo NM beginning in 1990. Same man also accused Wilfred J Diamond of abuse in same suit. Separate Federal suit alleged Barfield allowed David Holley to live at the rectory and this gave Holley access to plaintiff so he abused plaintiff as well. Died 6/7/03 in Alamogordo. Buried in Jesuit Cemetery, Grand Coteau LA. Also worked in Dallas, NOLA and Houston at Jesuit schools.

Diocese:  Diocese of Las Cruces, Diocese of El Paso

Summary of Assignments:  

  • 1973 – St. Jude, Alamogordo, NM
  • 1981 – Immaculate Conception, Alamagordo, NM
  • 1985 – St. Jude, Alamagordo, NM
  • 1988 (retired)

Notes:  In 5/13 civil suit one man accused Diamond of abusing him at St. Jude’s Parish in Alamogordo in 1987, when he was 8 or 9 years old. Same man also accused D. Barfield of abuse in same suit and David Holley of abuse in separate Federal suit. Diamond and Holley worked together in 1970s at St. Jude, then part of El Paso Diocese. Diamond retired in 1988 and died 3/15/95. Buried in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Almaogordo, NM.

Diocese:  Diocese of Las Cruces, Diocese of Gallup, Diocese of Kansas City, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1973 – Christ the King,  Shiprock, NM (Diocese of Gallup)
  • 1981 – Mary Mother of Mankind, St. Michaels, AZ (Diocese of Gallup)
  • 1985 – Christ the King, Shiprock, NM (Diocese of Gallup)
  • 1988 – Sacred Heart Church, Emporia, KS (Diocese of Kansas City, KS)
  • 1991 – St. Francis of Assisi, Centerville, OH (Archdiocese of Cincinnati)
  • 1993- St. Francis of Assisi, Centerville, OH (AD of Cincinnati)
  • 1994 – Does not appear
  • 1995 – Does not appear
  • 1996 – Immaculate Conception, Alamogordo, NM (Diocese of Las Cruces)
  • 2000 – Immaculate Conception, Alamogordo, NM (Diocese of Las Cruces)
  • 2003 – Immaculate Conception, Alamogordo, NM (Diocese of Las Cruces)
  • 2005 – Immaculate Conception, Alamogordo, NM (Diocese of Las Cruces)
  • 2010 – Immaculate Conception, Alamogordo, NM (Diocese of Las Cruces)
  • 2012 – Does not appear
  • 2016 – St. Francis Friary (retired), Cincinnati, OH

Notes:  Placed on leave 5/02 while order continues investigation of a single allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor. Allegation could not be corroborated when it was first reported 4/01 and Hausfeld was allowed to continue in parish at the time. Diocese again cleared and reinstated him as of 10/02. Still active in 2008.

Diocese:  Diocese of Las Cruces, Diocese of Worcester, Diocese of El Paso, Diocese of Amarillo, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Notes:  Abused minors in Massachusetts and sent to Paraclete center in NM for treatment. Many victims in many states. He abused in El Paso and Bp. Metzger then transferred him to San Angelo TX diocese. Convicted 1993 of abusing 8 boys 1972-1974 in Alamogordo NM; 275-year sentence. Died in prison 11/25/08 and buried in NM. Accused in new federal suit of abusing a boy in Alamogordo along with D. Barfield & W. Diamond. He and Diamond also worked together earlier. New suit in Denver 12/13.

Diocese:  Diocese of Las Cruces

Notes:  Lopez, a native of the Philippines, worked in the Las Cruces diocese (then part of the El Paso Diocese) in the mid-1970s. Civil suit filed in NM 4/10 alleges that he fondled and groped an altar boy before returning to the Philippines. When he left the diocese, another priest from the Philippines, Manuel Perez Maramba, replaced him and allegedly abused the same youth. Case settled 5/11.

Diocese:  Diocese of Las Cruces, Diocese of Fall River

Notes:  Laicized in 1974. Named in multiple civil suits in MA and MN for abuse in 1960s and early 1970. Accused of abusing 100s of children in MA, NM, Crookston MN and TX before and after treatment. Found guilty in MN in 1992 of molesting babysitter. Served 4 mo but conviction overturned by MN Supreme Court. Pled guilty in 1993 in MA to abusing 28 children. Sentenced to 18-20 years. Over 100 claims settled. Died 2/05 of cancer while awaiting release from prison. One woman filed new suit in MN 6/13. Suit filed 11/15 claiming rape by Porter of former NM altar boy; Fr Bernard Bissonette also accused of raping boy.

Diocese:  Diocese of Las Cruces, Diocese of Pueblo, Diocese of San Diego

Religious Order:  Sons of the Holy Family

Notes:  Although ordained in 1946, by 1951 he was teaching in High School in Buenos Aires. Came to Pueblo CO. Diocese in 1951 to replace his brother, John Sierra. Served in El Paso and several parishes now part of Las Cruces NM diocese. in 1950s & 1960s. By 1970 he was part of San Diego CA Diocese. Named in 1994 civil suit (later settled) re abuse of girls in Santa Cruz NM., Included in San Diego list of credible abusers 3/07. Status was “removed”. Personnel file released 10/25/10.

Diocese of Las Gallup

The following priests who worked within the Diocese of Gallup have had allegations of sexual abuse made against them.  Click on the name below for more information for each priest:

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Summary of Assignments:  

  • 6/1/76: St. Bonaventure Mission; Thoreau, NM
  • 1977 – 1978: St. Mary Parish; Pinetop, AZ
  • 1978 – 1979: St. Joseph Parish; Winslow, AZ
  • 1979 – 1986: St. John the Baptist Parish; St. Johns, AZ

Notes:  Graduated from Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas. Worked in AZ for many years. Named as abuser by Diocese 5/93. Events occurred in approx. 1988. Sent for treatment. Removed from ministry 5/91. Died in 2001. 2005 article cites more than 1 credible allegation against him.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup, Diocese of Peoria, Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1953: Immaculate Conception Parish; Cuba, NM
  • 1961: St. Joseph the Worker Parish; San Fidel, NM
  • 1978: Our Lady of Fatima Parish; Chinle, AZ

Notes:  Included in the Gallup diocese’s 12/16/14 list of clergy having credible allegations of sexual misconduct made against them. The diocese provided a partial list of assignments for Baca, which showed him at St Joseph the Worker in San Fidel NM in 1961. But the Official CatholicDirectory lists him as assigned there as Retreat Director for the decade 1961-1970. Baca’s 18 years of missionary work took him throughout the US, and he also worked among the Otomi Indians of central Mexico. Besides Gallup, Baca worked in the Peoria IL diocese and the Santa Fe and Louisville archdioceses. For 12 years, Baca wrote the “Life Is for Living” column for the national magazine St Anthony Messenger.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Notes:  Name included on Gallup diocese’s 12/14 list of credibly accused clerics. Assigned to St. Joseph Parish, Winslow AZ 07/1968-09/1968. Deceased.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Summary of Assignments: 

  • 1970 – 1973: St. Francis Church; Gallup, NM

Notes:  Name among Franciscan alleged clergy perpetrators of sexual abuse in 12/14 court document related to Gallup NM diocese’s bankruptcy case. Assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Parish 6/1970-05/1973. Believed to be deceased. Diocese announced it added Beltramea’s name to its list of credibly accused in 5/17.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Summary of Assignments:  

  • 1975: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; Holbrook, AZ
  • 1977: St. Philip Parish; Church Rock, NM
  • 1978: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish; Page, AZ
  • 1980 – 1983: Madre de Dios Parish; Winslow, AZ
  • St. Jerome Parish; Gallup, NM
  • 1987: St. Mary Parish; Bloomfield, NM
  • 1994: Sacred Heart School Chaplain; Farmington, NM
  • 1995: Our Lady of Sorrows Parish; Cebolleta, NM
  • 1995: Our Lady of Light Mission; Cubero, NM
  • 1995: St. Joseph the Worker School Chaplain; San Fidel, NM
  • 1999: St. Paul Parish; Crownpoint, NM
  • 1999: Risen Savior Mission; Bluewater, NM
  • 2002: Immaculate Conception Parish; Cuba, NM

Notes:  Accused of sexually abusing 14-yr-old boy 2/83 in Winslow AZ. Arrested; charged with 4 misdemeanors/1 felony. Plea agreement 6/93; 3 misdemeanors dropped. Sentenced 9/83 to probation on misdemeanor; felony dropped. Boy and family never testified and never informed of results except that charges were being dismissed and he would be transferred. Name given to diocese in 2005 but information “discovered” in 2009 file review. Removed 2/09. Returned to Ireland in 2010. Settlements pending.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Summary of Assignments:  

  • 1962 – 1963: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; Flagstaff, AZ
  • 1963: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish; Flagstaff, AZ
  • 1964: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; Holbrook, AZ
  • 1966 – 1968: St. Lawrence Parish; Humbolt, AZ
  • 1968 – 1972: St. Peter Parish; Springerville, AZ
  • 1974 – 1981: St. Mary of the Angels Parish; Pinetop, AZ
  • 1975 – 1981: St. Anthony Parish; McNary, AZ
  • 1980 – 1982: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish; Page, AZ
  • 1982 – 1989: St. Joseph Parish; Winslow, AZ
  • 1990: St. Mary’s Parish; Bloomfield, NM
  • 1990 – 1993: St. Rose Parish; Blanco, NM

Notes:  In 2003 Diocese released names of Burns and 4 other Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse over last 20 years. Burns was accused “several times” of sexual abuse, sent for therapy, & reassigned. Another allegation made; he was removed from duty and “retired” in 1993. Accused of abuse in AZ and CA by 1 in 2003 CA suit. This claim included in massive 7/07 $660M settlement with LA Archdiocese. Pleaded guilty in 2004 and rec’d. two 1.5 yr sentences. Also accused of abuse of girl. Died 8/6/10 in AZ.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Name among Franciscan alleged clergy perpetrators of sexual abuse in 12/14 court documents related to Gallup NM diocese’s bankruptcy case. Early in career worked in Batesville, IN and Louisville, KY; moved to Sacred Heart Parish, Gallup NM 1954. Abuse allegedly during 1960-63, when at St. Francis of Assisi, Gallup. Other assignments: .Basilica Cathedral of St. Francis, Santa Fe, rector 1984-94. Pastored parishes in Albuquerque, Bloomfield, Cuba and Grants NM. Last assignment St. Paschal Friary, Santa Fe. Died 11/7/11 at Casa Guadalupe Friary, Albuquerque.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Man filed suit 11/07 in Navaho Nation Dist. Court alleging priest had given him alcohol & sexually abused him twice in 1984-1985 when he was teenager & Cichanowicz was assigned to Shiprock, NM. Shown in Lafayette, IN diocese per 1989 OCD. Left Order in1991; laicized 1994. Worked as counselor at Alpine Counseling in Lafayette, IN. 2nd & 3rd suits filed 2009. Judge dismissed 2007 suit; Navajo Superior Court reinstated 9/11. All Plaintiffs settled 7/12. He agreed never to work with or around minors.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Claretian

Notes:  Accusations of abuse by two brothers. Abuse took place in Prescott, AZ in 1959 and 1960; suit filed 1994. Clark may have left the priesthood prior to time suit filed. Case dismissed on statute of limitations and affirmed by US Court of Appeals in 12/96. Deceased.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Name among Franciscan alleged clergy perpetrators of sexual abuse in 12/14 court document related to Gallup NM diocese’s bankruptcy case. Assigned to Immaculate Conception Parish in Cuba, NM 1960-1963. Believed to be deceased.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Notes:  Name included on Gallup diocese’s 12/14 list of credibly accused clerics. Assignments include St. Mary’s, Farmington NM 05/81 – 12/81; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holbrook AZ, 12/81 – 83; Sacred Heart Cathedral, Gallup NM 1983 – 06/84.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Originally from Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist in Cincinnati. Worked in TX, MO, KS, KY and NM. Assigned to China missions 1929-36. In NM worked in Gallup and Lumberton and its missions. Assignments included St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Gallup NM (1955), St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Lumberton NM (1961-1964). Died 10/14/87 in Albuquerque. Accused of abusing a young girl near the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. Accuser was given counseling and matter referred to Review Board. Allegation found to be credible by Diocese and Order. Included on Gallup diocese’s 12/14 list of clerics credibly accused of sexual abuse of minor(s).

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Notes:  Named in 6/13 civil suit by one former student who alleged abuse at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Winslow AZ. Lindenmeyer worked as Vicar General of diocese in 1960s. Retired in 1996; died in 2007. Diocese denies any other allegations against him.He did have knowledge of other abusers in the diocese including Clement Hageman and Wm. G. Allison.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Summary of Assignments: 

  • 1969 – 1970: St. Joseph and Madre de Dios Parishes; Winslow, AZ
  • 1969 – 1971: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; Holbrook, AZ
  • 1973 – 1974: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; Holbrook, AZ and Office of Religious Education
  • 1974 – 1994: St. Bonaventure Mission; Thoreau, NM

Notes:  Entered religious life with Miss. of Sacred Heart in 1962. Dispensation granted 1967. Ordained by Gallup. Assigned to Winslow and Holbrook, AZ and Thoreau, NM. Removed 3/94 after accused in 1994 civil suit of abusing a youth in 1978 while youth was stayed with him at St. Bonaventure Indian Mission to finish school year. Accuser confronted McNeill in 1993 and he admitted abuse. Offered to pay the man $15K from school funds. Man refused. Suit settled 9/95 for $135K. Also accused of abuse of 2 in AZ in 1971. McNeill still “on leave” per 2002 OCD.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Notes:  Name included on Gallup diocese’s 12/15/14 list of credibly accused. Assignments included St. Mary Mediatrix of all Graces, Yarnell AZ 1961-1963 and St. Anne, Ashfork AZ 1963. Deceased.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Notes:  Name included on Gallup diocese’s 12/14 list of credibly accused clerics. Assigned to St. Joseph’s in Winslow AZ 8/72-6/73. Deceased.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Society of the Precious Blood

Notes:  Name included on Gallup diocese’s 12/15/14 list of credibly accused. Assigned to Winslow AZ 1955-1957; Springerville AZ 1957-1959. Died 9/22/66, Detroit MI.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1975: Santo Niño Parish; Aragon, NM
  • 1975 – 1976: St. Joseph Parish; Winslow, AZ
  • 1976: Good Shepherd Mission; Pinehaven, NM
  • 1976 – 1977: St. Jerome Parish; Gallup, NM
  • 1977 – 1978: St. John the Baptist Parish; St. John’s, AZ
  • 1978 – 1979: St. Peter Parish; Springerville, AZ
  • 1979 – 1988: St. Rita Parish; Show Low, AZ
  • 1988: San Rafael Parish; San Rafael, NM
  • 1988 – 1990: Good Shepherd Mission; Pinehaven, NM
  • 1988 – 1990: St. Patrick’s Mission; Chichiltah, NM
  • 1990 – 1992: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; Holbrook, AZ
  • 1992 – 1994: St. Mary Parish; Farmington, NM
  • 1994 – 2000: Our Lady of the Snows Parish; Snowflake, AZ
  • 2000 – 2005: Our Lady of the Assumption Parish; Overgaard, AZ

Notes:  In 2003 Diocesan Review board said Rodriguez was accused of sexual abuse in 1999 concerning an incident that occurred more than 20 yrs before. Settlement reached with victim and Rodriguez removed from active ministry in 1999. He served in a number of churches in AZ and NM. Shown as “retired” in 2002 OCD. Per diocese, was at Assumption parish in Overgaard AZ as of 6/20/05.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1955 – 1958: St. Teresa of Avila Parish; Grants, NM
  • 1958 – 1964: Sacred Heart Parish; Farmington, NM
  • 1964 – 1973: St. Joseph the Worker Parish; San Fidel, NM
  • 1975 – 1978: Sacred Heart Parish; Farmington, NM

Notes:  Name included on Gallup diocese’s 12/14 list of credibly accused clerics. Assignments included parishes in Grants, Farmington and San Fidel NM. Died 5/5/07.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1975 – 1976: Madre de Dios Parish; Winslow, AZ
  • 1979 – 1986: Chancellor; Gallup Diocese

Notes:  Named as abuser in court pleadings filed 6/12. More than one accuser. Worked in one parish, Madre de Dios in Winslow, before teaching in a diocesan seminary program in Gallup and then becoming an Air Force chaplain. Gallup Chancellor 1979-11/86. Recently (2012) shown as absent in Catholic Directory; apparently living in Mexico. Sued 9/12 and 4/13 along with Clement Hageman re abuse in 1970s in Winslow, AZ. Named in new suit 6/13.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup, Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Notes:  A 7/27/04 article in the Gallup Independent related that Schlaffer is alleged to have ‘probed the vaginal area’ of an 18-year-old Navajo girl hospitalized and in traction at the Gallup Indian Medical Center. On her first day of work after graduating from high school, the girl had been struck by a car as she walked on the shoulder of a reservation road. The girl ordered Schlaffer from her hospital room, expelled him again when he returned, and requested that the hospital add a note to her record stating that she wanted no visits from him. Subsequently the girl met another injured girl at the hospital, age 17, who said Schlaffer was a ‘nasty priest’ who had put his hand under her blouse and fondled her. Schlaffer was ordained for the Milwaukee archdiocese. He died on 8/22/98.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1952: St.Michael’s Mission; St. Michaels, AZ
  • 1956: St.Michael’s Mission; St. Michaels, AZ
  • 1968: Our Lady of Guadalupe; Kayenta, AZ
  • 1968: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament; Fort Defiance, AZ
  • 1970: St. Michael’s Mission; St. Michaels, AZ
  • 1978: St. Francis; Lumberton, NM
  • 1979: St. Francis; Gallup, NM
  • 1979: St. Anne; Klagetoh, AZ
  • 1980 – 1981: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament; Ft. Defiance, AZ
  • 1983 – 1984: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament; Ft. Defiance, AZ

Notes:  Accused in 5/10/13 complaint of sexually touching & pentrating Jane J P Doe at Mission in St Michael’s AZ in Navajo Nation. Plaintiff on claimants’ committee in Gallup bankruptcy; came forward as Prudence Jones. Accused in 2015 complaint of abusing 2nd girl by sexual touching, fondling, frottage, intercrural sex & penetration at St Michael’s. Worked in Navajo Nation over 20 years as bus driver, helper of poor & children’s roller skate teacher. Trained as Maryknoll; no final vows; concerns about vocation. Treated by Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs NM; admitted to Franciscans; solemn vows 8/16/59. Worked at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Fort Defiance AZ & Our Lady of Guadalupe in Kayenta AZ. Later lived at Curia Juan Diego/OFM Friary in Albuquerque NM, Santa Fe archdiocese, per 2005-2012 Directory. Worked at St Felix Pantry in Rio Rancho NM. Dementia in last years; lived at South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque. Died 1/16/12. Belatedly added to diocesan list 4/28/17.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1961 – 1962: St. Isabel Parish; Lukachukai, AZ
  • 1962 – 1963: St. Michael’s Parish; St. Michaels, AZ
  • 1963 – 1968: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish; Ft. Defiance, AZ
  • 1968 – 1969: Christ the King Parish; Shiprock, NM
  • 1969 – 1976: St. Jude Parish; Tuba City, AZ
  • 1977 – 1981: Christ the King Parish; Shiprock, NM
  • 1981 – 1983: St. Isabel Parish; Lukachukai, AZ
  • 1983 – 1986: St. Michaels Parish; St. Michaels, AZ
  • 1986 – 1990: Sacred Heart Parish; Farmington, NM
  • 1990 – 1991: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish; Ft. Defiance, AZ

Notes:  Name included on the Gallup diocese’s 12/14 list of credibly accused clerics. Assigned to numerous parishes in the diocese 1961-1991.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Notes:  Name included on the Gallup diocese’s 12/14 list of those credibly accused. Seminarian Mount St. Mary’s of the West 1951-52.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1957 – 1958: Santo Niño de Atocha Parish, Aragon NM
  • 1958 – 1959: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Flagstaff AZ
  • 1959 – 1960: St. Joseph Parish, Winslow AZ
  • 1960 – 1961: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Holbrook AZ
  • 1961: St. Pius X, Flagstaff AZ

Notes:  Name included on Gallup diocese’s list of credibly accused clerics in 1/15. Gallup diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2013 after lawsuit claiming 57 victims. Viramontes assigned to Aragon NM, Flagstaff, Winslow and Holbrook AZ. Deceased.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1952: Church of the Nativity; Flagstaff, AZ
  • 1952 – 1957: Santo Niño de Atocha Parish; Aragon, NM
  • 1958: Church of the Nativity; Flagstaff, AZ
  • 1958 – 1960: St. John the Baptist Parish; St. Johns, AZ
  • 1961: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; Holbrook, AZ
  • 1961 – 1962: St. Cecelia Parish; Clarkdale, AZ
  • 1961 – 1962: Immaculate Conception; Cottonwood, AZ
  • 1962 – 1964: St. Francis Cabrini; Camp Verde, AZ
  • 1963 – 1964: St. Lawrence; Humboldt, AZ
  • 1963 – 1964: St. Joseph; Mayer, AZ
  • 1964 – 1965: Madre de Dios Parish; Winslow, AZ
  • 1968 – 1969: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; Flagstaff, AZ
  • 1970 – 1971: Tolani Lake Indian; Leupp, AZ
  • 1972: San Rafael Parish; San Rafael, NM
  • 1973: Our Lady of Sorrows Mission; Cebolleta, NM
  • 1974 – 1975: St. Rita Parish; Show Low, AZ
  • 1976 – 1979: St. Catherine Parish; Cibecue, AZ
  • 1980: St. Anthony Parish; McNary, AZ
  • 1985 – 1986: RMCH and GIMC Hospitals; McKinley Manor; Gallup, NM

Notes:  Died in 1986. Served for 33 yrs in Gallup Diocese in 20 rural parishes, mostly in AZ and NM, including assignments on the Navajo and White Mountain Apache reservations and a number of small Hispanic communities. Named as abuser in court pleadings filed 6/12 in another case. More than one accuser.

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Name among Franciscan alleged clergy perpetrators of sexual abuse in 12/14 court document related to Gallup NM diocese’s bankruptcy case. Assigned to St. Isabel Mission in Lukachukai AZ in 1965, and Sacred Heart Parish in Waterflow NM 1966-1970. Died 8/03/86 in St. Michael’s AZ.

New York

Archdiocese of New York

The following clergy in the Archdiocese of New York are publicly named on the bishop-accountability.org website as Publicly Accused Clergy.  Click on the name in order to review the information that is available and the source for that information.

Ordained:  1990

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  One of 4 priests who reportedly offered 16 yr old boy money for sex and verbally attacked him. Also accused of participating in mutual masturbation with the other priests while the boy watched. Suit filed 2000 and settled by 2002. Has been “removed from ministry.”

Position:  Nun

Diocese/Order: Archdiocese of New York

Notes:   Accused in 2/8/96 suit of sexually abusing a boy for 5 years, starting at age 12 in 1987. The abuse included oral sex. In 1995, complainant mentioned the abuse to a counselor, who reported it to authorities. Baisi left her order in 1979 and was teacher when the abuse began. She was principal in 1996 when suit was filed and she was suspended. She admitted the abuse in taped conversations with the victim. Her attorney and the judge stated that she had effectively admitted to the charges.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes: Peruvian. Indicted 1991 for sexually abusing a 15-year-old altar boy at St. Peter’s Church in Monticello. He fled to Canada. Extradited and then convicted in 1993. Sentenced to 5-15 years in state prison. Conviction overturned. Found not guilty at 2nd trial. Returned to Peru.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order: Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

Notes: Bokulich, also known as Br. Leopold, was arrested 10/07 and pleaded guilty 3/08 to abuse of 4 boys from one family between 2006 and 2007. Sentenced to 7 yrs state prison in 6/08, along with 5 yrs post-release supervision. Required to register as sex offender. In prison as of 7/10.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Congregation of Religious Brothers

Notes:  Became religious brother in 1974. Named in 2005 civil suit which was refiled in 2007 Accused of abuse as a novice brother and also of offering drugs to plaintiff. Abuse alleged against other defendants as well as claims of sexual harassment and other issues. Plaintiff’s appeal was dismissed by the NY Supreme Court 10/09.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  D.A.’s office says it has received complaints against Boxelaar by 2 men and 2 parents per 4/02 article. Order’s provincial has acknowledged several complaints. 6/02 article reported at least 24 victims, many of whom would not have been abused if either diocese or order had acted when a parent first complained about Boxelaar’s behavior. First complaint received 13 yrs before he was sent back to Holland. He died there in 1990.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Per 2/04 article, woman says she was abused every Sunday from 1944-1948 by Brady, a former pastor at St. Catherine’s of Genoa parish in Manhattan. She says that her sister and other girls were also abused by Brady. Claims are included in suit filed 2/26/04 by woman and 14 other victims of abuse by total of 11 priests. Deceased.

Religious Order:  Marist Brothers of the Schools

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Has been a Marist brother since 1964. Accused of abuse of 3 boys in 1987. Arrested and charged 1988. Sentenced to prison. Records were sealed. Still Marist brother as of 6/10 per their website.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

Ordained 1987
– St. Paul’s, Congers (1988-89)
– Blessed Sacrament, Staten Island (1990-91)
– St. Mary’s, Poughkeepsie (1992)
– Absent on leave (1993-2002)
– Not listed in the 2003 Directory
– Laicized July 2005

Notes:  Convicted 1992 of abuse of teenage boy. Sentenced to 90 days in jail, 5 yrs probation, and 1 yr treatment. Previously transferred twice because of allegations involving youths. Civil suit 1993. As of 2003, he was living in New Mexico and was listed as being on a “leave of absence” per 2002 Cath. Dir. Laicized 2005.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

– Ordained 1984
– St. Paul’s, Congers (1985-87)
– Holy Child, Staten Island (1988-93)
– Our Lady of the Sea, Staten Island (1994-96)
– On Duty outside the archdiocese: Dept. of Veteran Affairs; Soldiers’ Home and Veterans’ Hospital, Bath NY, diocese of Rochester (1997-2002)
– Order of Franciscan Friars, Order of Friars Minor (1997-2000)
– Not indexed in the 2003 Directory
– Laicized July 2005

Notes:  Accused of abuse. No public information on abuse has been found. Laicized in July, 2005.

Religious Order:  Congregation of Christian Brothers

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Named in 2006 civil suit. Accused of abuse of one minor 1971-1972. Died 1986.

Year Ordained:  1972

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Removed from active ministry in May, 2002, after allegation of improper behavior in the past.

Ordination Date: 1963

Religious Order: Jesuit

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

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Notes:  Accused in 2005 of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old boy in 1969 on an overnight before a ski trip, while assigned to Fordham Prep in the NY archdiocese. Accused in 2014 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy on 6/30/74 while Drake worked at Maine Maritime Academy, located in the Portland ME diocese. Also assigned in the dioceses of Boston, Seattle, Grand Rapids or Saginaw, Syracuse, Washington, and Cleveland. Worked at colleges and retreat houses and gave hundreds of workshops and retreats in the US and internationally. Spiritual director in the NY archdiocese. At Vianney Renewal Center in St Louis archdiocese 2006-2008. Died 8/21/08.

Ordination Year:  1950

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Originally ordained in Colombia. Has served in NY since 1960s. Duenas, age 87, was arrested 8/2/11 at Our Blessed Lady Church in The Bronx and charged with Forceable Touching and Sexual Abuse of a 16 yr old girl who had just started working in the rectory. Alleged abuse occurred within two weeks of the day he was arrested. Also known as Father James. Archdiocese says no previous allegations. He pled guilty but also had case sealed and blamed the girl for wearing short skirts. Duenas has died but the girl filed a civil suit as of 06/30/14.

Year Ordained:  1967

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

– Ordained 1967
– St. Mary’s, Fishkill (1968)
– St. Raymond’s, Bronx (1969-75)
– Extra archdiocesan assignment (1976)
– Our Lady of Fatima, Scarsdale (1977-78)
– Extra archdiocesan assignment (1979)
– St. Margaret’s, Manhattan (1980-85)
– Holy Cross, Manhattan (1986-94)
– Not indexed in the Directory, 1995 and 1995
– Absent on leave (1997-2001)
– Not indexed in the Directory, 2002 and 2003

Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Removed from active assignments 1992. Faculties removed in 2002. Filed legal action against alleged victim. Worked in New Jersey 1997-1998. Worked in Lubbock, TX from 1998-2002. Working as grief counselor at hospice as of 2006 until removed.

Year Ordained:  1984

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Suspended from position at St. Columba’s in Manhattan in 6/15, where he’d served since 2011, after pornography discovered on his computer “that violated the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.” Small notice in archdiocesan newspaper after suspension. Archdiocese announced in 3/16 that its Review Board investigated and recommended Fennessy no longer be permitted to serve as a priest.

Year Ordained:  1961

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York, Archdiocese of Boston, Diocese of Albany

Religious Order:  Order of Friars Minor, Franciscan Fathers

Summary of Assignments

– Ordained 1961
– Order of Friars Minor, Franciscan Fathers
– Christopher Columbus High School, Boston, MA (1962-65)
– St. Christopher Friary, Boston (1966-70)
– Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Mt. Vernon, NY, in New York archdiocese (1971-74)
– St. Kilian’s, New Bedford, MA, diocese of Fall River MA (1975-76)
– Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Italian), Mt. Vernon, NY (1977-1983)
– Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Italian), East Boston, MA, Boston archdiocese (1984-19)
– Our Lady of the Assumption, Schenectady, diocese of Albany (in residence, 1988-90)
– Immaculate Conception Provincialate Office, New York, NY (1990)
– Not indexed in the 1991 Directory
– Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Watervliet NY, diocese of Albany (1992-93)
– Not indexed in the 1994 Directory
– Padua Residence/Friary, Manhattan (1995-97)
– Most Precious Blood, Manhattan (1998-2000)
– Not listed in the 2001 Directory
– St. Anthony Friary in Catskill NY, diocese of Albany (2002-2003)

Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Sued 2002. Accused of abuse of young man. Removed. Arrested 1993 for soliciting sex; charges dropped. Still active priest in 6/06 because he officiated at a funeral.

Year Ordained:  1950

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of 1 in 1980s. Another victim also came forward. Gaffney soon filed countersuit but died about 2 months later in 3/04 (still saying he was innocent).

Year of Ordination:  1962

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments

– Ordained 1962
– Infant Savior, Pine Bush (1963-65)
– St. Ann’s, Staten Island (1966-68)
– St. Francis of Assisi, Newburgh (1969-74)
– St. Joseph’s, Millbrook (1975-78)
– St. Peter’s, Monticello (1979-80)
– Not listed in 1981 Directory
– St. Augustine’s, Ossining (1982-84)
– St. Aloysius, Livingston Manor (1985-96)
– Not listed in Directory, 1997-2000
– Infant Savior, Pine Bush (2001-2002)
– Not listed in 2003 Directory

Assignment Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Removed 2002 after recent accusation that he had abused a minor female some 30 years previously. As of 2005, Vatican did not laicize him but sentenced him to a life of prayer and penance (possibly because of his age and health). Brother of John Gallant, also an accused abuser.

Year of Ordination:  1960

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments

– Ordained 1960
– St. Agnes, Manhattan (1961)
– St. John’s, Goshen (1962-63)
– Christ the King, Yonkers (1964-69)
– Holy Spirit, Peekskill (1970-85)
– St. Anthony’s, Pine Plains (1986-97, pastor)
– St. Joan of Arc, Sloatsburg (1998-2002, pastor)
– Not listed in 2003 Directory

Assignment Notes:   Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Sued 2002. Accused of abuse of girl. She said he entered into a 2 yr affair with her in 1980 when she was 16. He claimed she was 18. Brother of Alfred Gallant, also an accused abuser.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Marist Brothers

Notes:  Marist brother working in NY Archdiocese. Now retired and living in MO facility. Accused in 2009 suit of abuse of a boy in NJ for a period of 5 yrs from 1977-1983. Suit filed in Fed. Court in Delaware since two incidences occurred in 1981 in DE during trip to Washington DC. Galligan testified in video deposition that he did abuse the Plaintiff and others. Trial held 11/13. Jury awarded $2.4M against Galligan. Plaintiff does not expect to collect but wants suit against NY and Order reinstated.

Year Ordained:  1971

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

– St. Mary’s, Wappingers Falls (1970, deacon)
– Graduated St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers (1971)
– Ordained 1971
– St. Mary’s, Poughkeepsie (1972-76)
– St. Denis, Hopewell Junction (1977-82)
– St. Mary’s, Marlboro (1983)
– St. Eugene’s, Yonkers (1984)
– St. Charles Borromeo, Ulster County (1984, for one month – not listed in Directory)
– Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe (1984-87)
– Holy Name of Mary, Croton-on-Hudson (1987-2000, pastor)
– Not listed in Directory, 2001-2003
– Annulments office, Catholic Center, Poughkeepsie (2002)

Assignment Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Pattern of abuse spanned Gentile’s entire 30-year career. Numerous victims. Frequently took boys on overnight and longer trips even after warnings to avoid these trips. One priest wrote anonymous letter to Archdiocese in 1995 and followed through personally in 1996. Accused in 1997 civil suit of abusing 2 brothers in 1993-94. Suit secretly settled 2001. Placed on leave April 2002. Laicization

Year Ordained:  1984

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained 1984 – Archdiocese of New York
  • Holy Rosary, Bronx, 1984 – 1989
  • Sacred Heart, Suffern 1989 – 1991
  • St. Lucy’s, Bronx, 1991 – 1995
  • St. Francis of Assisi, Mt. Vernon 1995 – 2000
  • Holy Rosary, Hawthorne 2000 – 2004
  • St. Michael’s, Bronx, 2004 – 2007
  • St. Christopher’s, Staten Island, 2007 – 2009
  • Christ the King, Yonkers, 2009 – 2011
  • St. Charles Borromeo, Dover Plains 2011 – 2016
  • St. John the Evangelist, Pawling, 2013 – 2016

Notes:   A 43 yr-old man filed a police report 9/16/16, accusing Giuliano of sexually abusing him at age 15 in the rectory of Holy Rosary parish in Baychester, between 1987-88. He said the two would “play wrestling” and at one point Giuliano pulled his underwear down and molested him. Giuliano denied the allegation. He was suspended from the St. John the Evangelist in Pawling and St. Charles Borromeo in Dover Plains, both of which he pastored. The NYPD began an investigation.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Marist

Notes:  Worked as assistant principal of all-boys Mount St. Michael Academy in Bronx. Found to be in possession of child porn on USB drive 2/11. DA not notified until 3/11. Gordon was arrested, pled guilty and was sentenced, all on same day in 11/11. Sentenced to 1 yr treatment at St. Luke’s and deferred adjudication. Public not notified of charges until after sentencing.

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Removed from Bronx parish 1/16 pending investigation of credible allegations of sex abuse of boys while at St. Barnabas in Woodlawn in the 1980s. Was archdiocesan director of prison chaplains and chairman of a Bronx community board. Gorman denied accusations.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  In suit filed 2/26/04, Greene is accused of sexually abusing a 13 yr old boy in 1956/1957 when Greene was assigned to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NY CIty. A second man notified the NY Archdiocese in 2009 that Greene had also molested him at St. Patrick’s between 1954-1959 when he was a member of the Choir and Greene was music director for the Archdiocese. Greene died 9/24/76 at age 72.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

  • Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School and College, Harlem, 1980s
  • St. Charles Borromeo, Harlem, 1989-2010

Notes:  Placed on leave 8/08 from Saint Charles Borromeo Parish after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor in late 1980s surfaced. Second allegation was reported to the DA’s office as it conducted initial investigation. By 9/20/08, 8 more accusers had come forward. No criminal charges due to SOL. Harris has denied all allegations. In 9/10, he resigned from parish and was permanently removed from active priesthood. Sentenced to life of prayer & penance 1/12 by Vatican.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York, Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Religious Order:  Capuchin Franciscan

Assignments:

  • Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY, 1989-2015

Notes:  Admitted 12/22/14 to sexual abuse of 10 minors in 1970s and ’80s in NYC and WI. Assistant Principal, Cardinal Hayes HS, the Bronx; taught there since 1989. Was borrowing money from staff members to pay a victim. Removed from ministry, sent to a “facility.”

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Congregation of Christian Brothers

Notes:  Named in 2005 civil suit. Accused of abuse of 1 plaintiff when plaintiff first joined the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Hennessy was his first superior when he entered the order. Abuse alleged against other defendants as well as claims of sexualharrassment and other issues. Plaintiff’s appeal was dismissed by the NY Supreme Court 10/09. Affiliated with Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America Province in Venice FL Diocese as of 5/10. Lives in Arcadia, FL

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  In 6/16 a 78-yr-old woman stated publicly that Hyland sexually abused her when she was 11 to 14 yrs-old. The woman, who went on to become a sister of St. Francis, said Hyland stepped in to help the family after one of her sisters was struck by a car and died. She said he would take her and two other sisters to plays, the circus, and such. She also said told the archdiocese of the abuse when she was age 40, and the two priests who interviewed her asked her what she did “to activate his interest” in her. He died 5/20/95.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained 1978
  • Sacred Heart, Newburgh (1979-83)
  • Not listed in 1984 Directory
  • St. Francis of Assisi, Mt. Kisco (1985-89)
  • Not listed in 1990 and 1991 Directory
  • Resurrection, Rye (1992-95)
  • St. Anthony of Padua, West Harrison (1996-2003, pastor)

Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of a male relative (a minor) between 1978 and 1983. Assigned to Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh at the time. Laicization announced 9/05.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained 1984
  • Holy Spirit, Bronx (1985-87)
  • Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe (1988)
  • Not listed, 1989 and 1990 Directory
  • St. Gabriel’s, Bronx (1991-93)
  • St. Francis Xavier, Bronx (1993-99)
  • St. Anthony’s, Yonkers (2000)
  • Holy Name of Mary, Croton-on-Hudson (2001-2002, administrator)
  • Not listed in 2003 Directory
  • Laicized (July 2005)

Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Removed from assignment April, 2002 because of allegation of inappropriate behavior in the past. He was assigned to Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton-on-Hudson at the time of his removal. Laicized 2005.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained 1963
  • Sacred Heart, Bronx (1965-66)
  • Holy Innocents, NYC (In residence, 1967)
  • Woodstock Jesuit Community (In residence, 1968-71)
  • Cathedral Preparatory Seminary, NYC (1972-84: Dean, 1972-76; Vice-Rector, 1977; Rector, 1975-84)
  • Bishop Ford Residence, NYC (In residence, 1972-84)
  • On duty outside the archdiocese, National Catholic Educational Association, Washington DC (1985-88)
  • St. Raymond’s, Bronx (1989-2002, pastor)
  • Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation, Inc. (Exec. VP, 1996-2003)
  • Partnership for Quality Education, Inc. (1999-2002)
  • Archdiocesan Office of Development (Exec. Dir., 1995-96; Vicar, 1995-2002)
  • Episcopal Vicar of the Archdiocese, Bronx–East (1998)
  • Regional Vicar of the Archdiocese, Bronx–East (1999-2000)
  • Regional Coordinator of the Archdiocese, Bronx–East (2001)

Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Removed 2002. Accused of improper relationship with a minor male, including inappropriate touching.He denied. Vatican ordered a church trial for him in 2006. In 9/06 Plaintiff produced letter written to him by Kavanagh in 12/84 which appears to substantiate the abuse. Two Church trials held. Laicization announced 12/10 after appeal denied. Kavanagh filed suit 3/11 against accuser. In 9/12, he sued NY Archdiocese for libel, stating that accuser had recanted and apologized.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of St. Cloud

Religious Order:  Benedictine

Notes:  Kelly served as abbot of St. John’s Abbey in St. Cloud Diocese from 1992 – 2000. He died in 2010. One man filed suit 6/11 alleging that Kelly sexually abused him in 1966 at St. Anselm’s Church in the Bronx. Abbot of St. John’s issued a statement saying he had just learned of the accusations (6/11) and was conducting an investigation. Plaintiff said he told the Order 12/10. R. Sipe says other accusers also exist.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Redemptorist

Notes:  Lawsuit filed 1993 or 1994 settled 2001. Accused of 1984-1987 sexual abuse of young brother and sister when he acted as their babysitter.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Holy Ghost Fathers

Notes:  Kiarie (also spelled Kiare in some articles) was arrested 6/02 on charges of sexually abusing a 12 yr old youth on outing at park. He was in New York on speaking tour to raise money for Kenya churches. Kid told mom when he got home and she told church officials who told DA. In 8/02 Kiarie rejected plea bargain that would have given him 90 days in jail and demanded a trial. Jury found him not guilty 4/03. Kiarie has said he will return to Kenya immediately.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Suspended from Good Shepherd Church, Rhinebeck NY 1/19/15 after archdiocese received credible allegation of abuse of a male minor about 30 years before. Few months prior to removal archdiocese notified DA of concerns about possible past incidents. Kihm denied allegation. Assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes High School 1987-1992. Sent to supervised setting for evaluation and risk assessment. Archdiocese announced 3/16 Kihm’s removal from ministry after law enforcement and the Archdiocesan Review Board found the allegations credible. No criminal charges due to 5-year statute of limitations.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Arrested 1999 as part of Internet sting. Though he was meeting 15 yr old boy for sex. Sentenced to 4 mo. in half-way house and 4 months in-house arrest. Arrested 2002 for inappropriately touching boy in 1999. Sentenced to 45 days jail & 1 yr probation. Has not served as active priest since 1999.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained 1978
  • St. Clare’s, Staten Island (1979-85)
  • Visitation, Bronx (1986-89)
  • St. Roch’s, Staten Island (1990-92)
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan (Chaplain, 1993-98)
  • Sacred Heart, Patterson (1999-2002)
  • Not listed in 2003 Directory
  • Laicized (July 2005)

Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Removed 2002 for misconduct of non-sexual nature with 2 15-yr-old boys. Also accused of molesting other boys prior to ordination and of giving alcohol to 11 yr old boy. Laicized 2005.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Removed 2002 from position at St. John the Baptist Church after accusations of abuse of one youth in 1970s when he was teacher and administrator at Cardinal Hayes H.S. in the Bronx. He denied allegations. Allegations first surfaced in 1997 and diocese cleared him after investigation. Never told accuser. After 2002 removal, he was told he would never return to active assignments. Laicized by Vatican per 4/08 quiet announce in Catholic New York. Died 12/16/12. Obituary referred to him as Rev. Lennon.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  CFC – Congregation of Christian Brothers

Notes:  Man filed civil suit 7/19/12 alleging that he had been abused by Liguori in 1969 at Cardinal Farley Military Academy in NY. Plaintiff first reported allegations to Orange diocese in CA in 2008. Orange reportedly found allegations to be credible but order found them ‘without merit’ and took no action against Liguori. He was president of Iona College in New Rochelle until he retired in 2011. Then he worked for Fordham University until resigning 7/12 after suit was filed.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Society of African Missions

Notes:  Lynch & Br. Timothy Brady were accused in 1987 of abuse of 3 14 yr old boys at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx. Lynch, a native of Ireland and former campus chaplain, returned to Ireland when the investigation began. Indicted in 1988. At criminal trial in 1989 he claimed he was subject of witch hunt because of his AIDS ministry. Found not guilty at trial because plaintiff’s story kept changing. Returned to London. Still there as of 2012. Admitted 7/12 to being in “gay marriage” for 14 yrs.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York, Archdiocese of Boston, Archdiocese of Montreal, Archdiocese of Newark, Diocese of Gary

Religious Order:  Salesians of Don Bosco

Summary of Assignments: 

  • St. Dominic Savio Juniorate, St. Dominic Savio Retreat House, Camp Salesian for Boys, Cedar Lake, IN; 1958-1957
  • Sacred Heart Juniorate, Ipswich, MA; 1967-1970
  • Eglise St. Domenico Savio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 1970-1972
  • Salesian High School, New Rochelle, NY; 1972-1978
  • Sacred Heart Retreat House, Ipswich, MA; 1978-1981
  • Our Lady of the Rosary, Port Chester, NY; 1981-1984
  • St. Anthony’s, Elizabeth, NJ; 1984-1989
  • Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine, West Haverstraw, NY; 1989-1994
  • Salesian Provincial House, New Rochelle, NY; 1994-2000

Notes:  Attorney Garabedian announced settlement 9/13 on behalf of one Plaintiff who alleged abuse by Maffei when the priest was assigned to Sacred Heart Retreat House in Ipswich. Native of Italy. Came to the US in 1952. Died 12/29/09.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained 1960
  • Our Lady of Mercy, Bronx (1961-64)
  • Sacred Heart, Barrytown (1965)
  • St. Denis, Yonkers (1966-70)
  • Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains (1971-88; Dean, 1972-79; Principal, 1980-88)
  • Absent on sick leave (1989)
  • Blessed Sacrament, Staten Island (1990)
  • Absent on sick leave (1991-92)
  • St. Patrick’s, Highland Mills (1993, pastor)
  • Not indexed in Directory, 1994-96
  • Absent on leave (1997-2002)
  • Not indexed in Directory, 2003

Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Removed 1988 from position as high school principal after he was accused of soliciting sex from a young teenage boy. then transferred to three parishes before being placed on permanent leave. Also arrested in 1979 for public lewdness at rest stop.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Removed from duty Aug., 2003. Accused of abuse in the early 1980s. Ordained as a deacon in 1979, Manzione was also an elementary school principal at the time of the abuse. Laicization announced 9/05.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Accused in a 2/26/04 suit of sexually abusing altar boys at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Manhattan. Three plaintiffs allege abuse 1955-61, beginning at age 11, 10, and 13, with one claiming >200 incidents during 5 years. Martin also had a disciplinary role at parish grammar school. Suit claims other altar boys besides the plaintiffs were abused.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Sister Mary Andrew (a/k/a Sister Frances Doyle) has been accused of sexual abuse of at least two girls at Notre Dame School in Manhattan in mid-1940s. School was run by Society of St. Ursula; Sr. Mary Andrew was the principal. One accuser was said she was abused as a 14-year-old sophomore. She went on to become a nun but left the order years later. The school and the order have reportedly refused to help her as a survivor. Andrew died 11/29/06.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Deacon at Church of the Holy Name of Mary parish in Croton-on-Hudson. Removed by ABP. Dolan during summer 2013 after complaints that he engaged in immoral and illegal conduct with minors as long as 30 years previously. Has now been permanently removed after allegations found credible. No criminal charges due to SOL.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Salesian

Notes:  Left St. Petersburg Catholic H.S. in 2002 after accusation of sexually harassing girl. Active in 7/05 at Marian Shrine, Stony Point, NY. On leave since 2008. In 8/09 Order announced settlement with 3 men who alleged abuse by him in late 1970s at Salesian Junior Seminary in Goshen, NY. Three others then came forward. At one time he was director of Order’s eastern U.S. Province. Arrested 8/12 in NY; charged with rape of a boy 1981-1982. Indicted 3/12 on new rape charge. Many civil suits. Arrested 4/13. Convicted 11/14 of raping a boy repeatedly, ages 10-12, in Ipswich MA 1981-1982.; sentenced to 8-10 years in prison. Awaiting trial in another case on charges of sexual abuse of a boy in Ipswich.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  CFC – Congregation of Christian Brothers

Notes:  Named as alleged abuser of teenage boy in NJ at some point after 1975 in unrelated 2005 civil suit. Plaintiff’s appeal was dismissed by the NY Supreme Court 10/09. McGovern was at Blessed Sacrament High School from 1973-1977 and in residence there 1994- 1998. He was working at St. Joseph’s care residence in 2005. In 2011 he is co-leader of annual Edmund Rice Youth Camp at Brother Rice High School.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Removed from parish work in 1997 after lawsuit alleged he abused a 17 yr old boy. Shown as absent on leave for several years in Official Catholic Directories but in 2002 reporter found him celebrating masses in Manhattan and, on occasion, teaching school. Lawsuit still pending at that time.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Accused in 2/26/04 complaint of sexually abusing a girl in 1973-79 starting at age 9. Alleged abuse occurred weekly or biweekly in the St. Anthony’s rectory in Nanuet NY and during vacations at the family’s house when the rest of the family was at the beach. Netter was made monsignor in 1996 and died on 4/11/98.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Capuchins

Notes:  In 3/10, one individual alleged that Nowak, who has lived on Guam for many years, abused him from 1961-1966 while the accuser attended St. Mary’s Seminary, in Glenclyffe, New York. The accuser produced correspondence that substantiated his claim, including apology from Nowak. Order has paid for counseling for him. Nowak worked in almost every parish in Guam staffed by his Order. 1989 OCD also showed him assigned to Honolulu. Nowak is retired and still lives on Guam.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Jesuits

Summary of Assignments: 

  • Fordham Preparatory School, Bronx, NY; 1950-1953
  • College of the Sacred Heart, Woodstock, MD; 1956-1957
  • St. Robert’s Hall, Pomfret, CT; 1957-1958
  • Cardinal Spellman Hall at Fordham University, New York, NY; 1958-1959
  • St. Peter’s Preparatory School, Jersey City, NJ; 1959-1960
  • Fordham Preparatory School, Bronx, NY; 1960-1980
  • Leonard Neale House, Washington DC; 1980-1983
  • Fairfield College Preparatory School, Fairfield, CT; 1983-1985
  • Jesuit Community at Fordham University, Bronx, NY; 1985-1994
  • Fordham University, Bronx, NY; 1987-1991
  • The Gregorian University Foundation, New York, NY; 1995-2002
  • America Magazine, New York, NY; 1994-2008
  • Jogues Retreat Center, Cornwall, NY; 2013

Notes:  On 1/30/97, the Jesuits, the NY Archdiocese, and Fordham Prep settled for $25K a suit alleging that O’Brien sexually abused a boy in the early 1970s. O’Brien was principal of Fordham Prep in 1960-80 and of Fairfield Prep in the Bridgeport diocese in 1983-85. He also worked at St. Peter’s Prep in the Newark archdiocese in 1959-60, and in 1995-2002 was president of the fundraising foundation for the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  CFC – Congregation of Christian Brothers

Notes:  Sued 2005. Accused of abuse of plaintiff beginning in 1979 and lasting until 1982. At the time, plaintiff was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. He also alleged abuse by at least two others in the order and sexual harassment and retaliation others in future assignments. NY Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit 10/09 on SOL as to claims against O’Brien

Sources:  Southern District of NY; Hoatson vs. NY Archdioces et al. 05-CV-10467Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No. 07-102959Renew America 05.17.06Hoatson v. New York Archdiocese, NY Supreme Court Decision 102958/07 10.26.09http://bishop-accountability.org/

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  CFC – Congregation of Christian Brothers

Notes:  Two former students at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx came forward 4/12 to allege they were abused in mid-1980s by O’Connor, then Dean of Discipline. He left the school in 1987 and left the order “within the past few years.” The Order filed bankruptcy 4/11 and that opened the doors for the allegations to be made. He was also Student, Teacher & Principal at Power Memorial Academy.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Laicized in 1993. Accused in 2/26/04 suit of sexually abusing a boy in 1980 at Cardinal Hayes H.S. in the Bronx. O’Herlihy had learned that the boy was being abused by a Catholic counselor, and allegedly used the knowledge to gain access. Suit claims that other boys were abused by O’Herlihy at the school. Dismissed on SOL 2006. In 3/09 he was found working as ass’t principal at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day HS.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:  

  • Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY; 1980s
  • Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains, NY; 1992-2003
  • St. Margaret of Antioch Parish, Pearl River, NY; 2003-2015

Notes:  Monsignor. Pastor of Pearl River NY parish. Educator most of career in Bronx and White Plains. Suspended 12/15 after credible allegation of sexual abuse of a boy in early 1980s. O’Keefe was a teacher and guidance counselor at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx at the time, and his accuser was a student. Abuse alleged to have occurred twice – once in NY and once in VA. O’Keefe denied allegations. Investigations by D.A.s in NY and VA led to removal. Two more male accusers, allegations found credible. No charges due to SOL. Investigation by church initiated. Permanent removal by the archdiocese announced 9/16 by plaintiff’s attorney.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Greensburg

Summary of Assignments:

  • Assumption Parish, Tuckahoe, NY; 1968-1969
  • St. Peter’s, Yonkers, NY; 1969-1973
  • St. Martin of Tours, Bronx, NY; 1973-1985
  • Aquinas High School, Bronx, NY; 1970s
  • St. Pius X, Mt. Pleasant, PA; 1986-1988
  • Green Haven Correctional Facility, Stormville, NY; 1992-1993

Notes:  Accused in a 2/26/04 suit of abusing 2 brothers in the early 1970s. One alleges that the abuse began when he was 10 years old, that Parrakow used alcohol and porn to groom him, and that the abuse included oral rape. Suit accused Parrakow of transporting a 3rd boy to PA in 1975 and sexually abusing him there. He was incardinated in the Greensburg diocese as a parish priest 1986-88, and then went on sick leave in New York. The archdiocese located him at Green Haven Correctional Facility in 1993.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Priest from Ecuador attached to the NY Archdiocese from 1999-2000. Charged 9/02 with groping a 16 yr old altar boy at Manhattan church. Pleaded guilty 6/03 to endangering welfare of child and sentenced to 5 days of community service. Archdiocese said he did not have permission to be working at the church. Further status unknown.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained – St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY; 1966
  • Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY; 1966-75
  • Moore Catholic High School, Staten Island, NY; 1975-79; this assignment was cited in news reports but not in Directory, which cites Pipala as living at Cardinal Hayes during these years
  • St. Margaret Mary, NYC (In residence 1977)
  • St. Joseph’s, Croton Falls (1977-81)
  • Sacred Heart, Monroe (1981-88)
  • St. John’s, Goshen (1989-92, pastor)
  • Absent on leave (1993-2001)

Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  Archdiocese learned of abuse in 1977, sent Pipela for treatment and then reassigned him. Removed from assignment 1992; convicted 1993 of Sodomy. Served 7 years in prison on state and federal charges. Released July, 2000. Numerous victims over a 20 year span. Named in several civil suits. Laicized 2000. On NY sex offender registry as of 9/09.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Steubenville

Notes:  Started as a member of a religious order, left for 3 yrs to be a nurse, and then was ordained as priest in Steubenville OH Diocese. On duty outside the diocese at various NY dioceses beginning 1990. Accused of inappropriately touching 17 yr old boy 1/06on Staten Island. Placed on leave 3/06; faculties removed 6/06. Archdiocese announced 6/08 that church court had cleared him and directed that he be returned to ministry. Vatican affirmed. He will return to former assignment as of 7/1/08.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Bridgeport

Religious Order:  CFC – Congregation of Christian Brothers

Summary of Assignments:

  • St. Mary’s, Bethel, CT; 1982-1984
  • St. Thomas More, Darien, CT; 1984-1987
  • Stamford Catholic High School, Stamford, CT; 1984-1989
  • Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford, CT; 1992-1995
  • Sacred Heart (Italian), Stamford, CT; 1987-2000
  • St. Thomas More, Darien, CT; 2000-2004
  • St. Thomas More, Darien, CT; 2005-2007

Notes:  A religious brother, principal and superior at Blessed Sacrament High School from 1976-1979, Post is named in 1 civil suit as having abused boys there. Petition says he later left the order and became a priest with Bridgeport Diocese where he also abused. As of 8/12 he had been named by 3 individuals in bankruptcy case filed by Irish Christian Brothers in NY Court. Allegations are over 30 yrs old. Post is still active priest at St. Thomas Moore in Bridgeport.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Suspended in 9/14 from job at American Martyrs parish in Queens after accusation he sexually abused a male St. Francis Prep student in 2003. D.A. launched investigation. Status of case unknown in 5/16.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Served in Manhattan, Staten Island and Rockland counties. Pleaded guilty 12/94 to offering several young boys in Haverstraw Village money for sex. Received probation and sent to treatment in Maryland for “alcoholism.” Still on leave per 2002 Official Catholic Directory. Laicized in July, 2005. Last known to be living in Brick, NJ. Died 4/04/10.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Worcester, Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico

Religious Order:  Assumptionist

Summary of Assignments:

  • Assumption Prep, Worcester, MA; 1966-1967
  • Assumptionist Provincial House, New York, NY; 1967-1969
  • Assumption Prep, Worcester, MA; 1969-1970
  • St. Theresa’s, New York, NY; 1970-1973
  • Our Lady of Esperanza (Spanish), New York, NY; 1973-1978
  • Assumptionist Provincial House, New York, NY; 1977-1980
  • Nuestra Senora del Carmen, San Juan, PR; 1978-1980
  • Assumptionist Provincial House, New York, NY; 1980-1982
  • Assumptionist Provincial House, Milton, MA; 1982-1984

Notes:  Accused in 2/26/04 suit of forcing a 16-year-old girl to have intercourse, and when she got pregnant, offering her money from the NY parish collection and urging her to get an abortion. Rios knew the girl from catechism class, offered her GED tutoring, and then used a confidence about her violent father to begin the abuse and coerce her silence. Another priest promised to help her but didn’t. Rios also worked in the dioceses of Worcester MA, San Juan PR, and perhaps Boston, MA.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Formed Covenant House in Greenwich Village in early 70s as shelter and foundation for homeless and troubled youth. Complaints of abuse date back as far as 1950s. Complaints documented in book, “Broken Covenant” by C. Sennott, 1992. Civil suit. Resigned 1990 after allegations. Died 1999.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Carmelite

Notes:  Priest from Puerto Rico. (Not related to Ruben Rodriguez). 1 of 4 priests accused of abuse of boy, age 16, by giving him money for sex. Civil suit filed in 2000 was settled prior to 2002. May still be active priest in Puerto Rico.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Carmelite

Notes:  Civil suit settled 2001. One of 4 priests accused of abuse of boy, age 16, by giving him money for sex. No relation to Esteban Rodriguez in the same suit. Sent for psychiatric evaluation. Returned to Puerto Rico where he may still be active priest.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York, Archdiocese of Boston, Archdiocese of Birmingham, Archdiocese of Newark, Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Gary, Diocese of Paterson

Religious Order:  Salesians of Don Bosco

Summary of Assignments:

  • St. Dominic Savio High School, Boston, MA; 1959-1968
  • Salesian Day High School for Boys; Salesian Resident Junior Seminary; Camp Salesian for Boys; Salesian Retreat House for Boys; Salesian Boys Club, Cedar Lake, IN; 1968-1971
  • Don Bosco Technical High School, Paterson, NJ; 1971-1975
  • Archbishop Shaw High School, Marrero, LA; 1975-1979
  • Salesian Junior Seminary, Goshen, NY; 1979-1981
  • Don Bosco High School for Boys, Ramsey, NJ; 1981-1983
  • St. John Bosco Church, Birmingham, AL; 1983-2003
  • Holy Rosary, Birmingham, AL; 1983-2003
  • Salesian Provincial House, New Rochelle, NY; 2003-2008

Notes:  Accused in 12/16/13 lawsuit of repeated sexual abuse of a boy age 14 at the Salesian minor seminary in Goshen NY, where Rooney taught theology and physics and was the financial administrator. The alleged abuse included removing the boy’s clothing, touching and fondling the boy’s naked buttocks and genitals skin-on-skin, and masturbating on the boy. The boy was also allegedly abused by Rooney on a school bus trip from Don Bosco Technical High School in Boston to Sacred Heart Retreat House in Ipswich. The complaint also alleged abuse of the boy in 1978 by Fr Joseph Maffei SDB and in 1981 by Bro Alan Scheneman SDB. Rooney was listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement during the year previous. The Salesians confirmed a monetary settlement had been reached. Rooney worked in the Boston, Gary, Paterson, New Orleans, New York, Newark, and Birmingham (arch)dioceses during his 50-year career, and was laicized in 2008.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Salesians of Don Bosco

Notes:  Accused in a 12/16/13 lawsuit of repeated sexual abuse of a boy age 15 at the Salesian minor seminary in Goshen NY. The alleged abuse included masturbating the boy’s penis skin-on-skin. The complaint also alleged abuse of the boy by Fr Joseph Maffei SDB and Fr Sean Rooney SDB at the same seminary. Scheneman was listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement during the year previous. The Salesians confirmed that a monetary settlement had been reached.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1967
  • Immaculate Conception, Port Jervis, NY; 1968-72
  • John S. Burke Catholic High School, Goshen, NY; 1973-1980
  • John F. Kennedy High School, Somers, NY; 1981-89
  • Not indexed in the Directory; 1989
  • St. Joseph’s, Bronxville, NY; 1991-97
  • Not listed in the Directory; 1998-2001
  • Laicized; July 2005

Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.

Notes:  First complaint received 1988. Parents complained again 1995 when learned he was still active. Removed from assignment 1997 after abuse allegation became public. Archdiocese paid large settlement but never turned investigative report over to police. Began saying mass again but this privilege was removed in 2002. At least 10 victims. Laicized 2005.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Carmelite

Notes:  Civil suit settled 2001. One of 4 priests accused of abuse of 16 yr old boy by offering money for sex. Removed from Order 2001 (Laicized??) Found guilty 3/30/06 of taking nude pictures of another youth. In 6/06 he was sentenced to 5-15 yrs in prison. May also have offended while working in Peru.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Allegations began in 1987. Settled with 3 plaintiffs 1994 for $20,000 each. Sent for therapy. Voluntarily laicized 1994.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Whalen is named as an abuser of one youth in civil suit filed 2/26/04. Plaintiff says he was abused as a minor between 1964-1965 when Whalen was assigned to St. John Vianney Parish in NY City. Whalen would take him to a cabana in the Rockaways and abuse him there. Whalen died prior to 2004.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Accused in 2/26/04 suit of sexually abusing a boy in 1964-65, beginning at age 12. Alleged abuse occurred in the rectory of St. John Vianney in the Bronx and on overnight beach trips, and included anal penetration. The suit misspells the priest’s name as Whalen.

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Notes:  Man told archdiocese in 1997 he had been abused by White for 3 years in 1970s when he was high school student. Accuser settled with archdiocese in 1998 for $100K. White was working in Palm Beach, Florida when accusations made. He was allowed to continue working after evaluation until 2002 when he was removed from teaching position at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. Also named in 2/26/04 civil suit by man who alleged abuse between 1959-1961 at Holy Cross Parish.

Diocese of Brooklyn

The following clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn are publicly named on the bishop-accountability.org website as Publicly Accused Clergy.  Click on the name in order to review the information that is available and the source for that information.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Some time after 2002 Abrams’ “victims” reported abuse between 1979-1982 to Diocese but nothing done. No criminal charges filed. Diocese publicly announced 11/07 that Abrams’ authority as priest had been permanently removed and matter was being referred to Vatican after review board found allegations credible. He was 83 yrs old at the time.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Religious Order:  Vicentian (C.M.)

Notes:  Man notified Diocese and Order in 2003 that Agostino had abused him. Order investigated and could not find sufficient information to support the allegations. He was not removed from duties but Bishop did meet with the accuser. In 4/09 the same man came forward again, this time with more evidence and proof that he was a minor at the time of the abuse. Diocese told County DA and Order removed Agostino from duty at St. John the Baptist pending further investigation.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Nigerian priest. Arrested 4/1/96 on charges that he sexually groped a 16-year-old girl, exposed himself to her, and requested sexual acts from her at a motel. 21 yr old woman was also involved. The two women took his car after the event and he reported car stolen. The 16 yr old made the accusation when they were picked up by police. He refused to press charges for theft. No further information found.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Had relations w/ youth about 18 in Diocese of Brooklyn in 1973 before transferring to Orlando after youth threatened to reveal. Named in Brooklyn civil suit 2003. At least 4 civil suits filed 1985 against Authenrieth and Orlando Diocese. Suits settled out of court and at least $2M paid to three youths and a fourth settled for $490K. He admitted abuse but was never prosecuted. New suits filed 7/12 & 10/13 in Orlando. Another new suit filed 8/14 re abuse at All Souls Catholic Church in Sanford. Removed from ministry 10/85 and left priesthood in 1986. As of 2014, he lives in retirement community in Massachusetts.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Named in massive 10/03 civil suit where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. Suit says Bedoya abused one youth between ages of 9 and 11 at the church, in the rectory, and in other places. Suit also says that he examined the genitals of his altar boysin a group to make sure they were clean. He denied all the allegations. Another man has joined the lawsuit 2/04 alleging abuse by Bedoya during 1970s.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Arrested 10/14/11 on recent charges of inappropriately touching a 13 yr old boy. Immediately placed on administrative leave. Another boy has made similar allegation. He retired from Good Shepherd Parish in Marine Park in 2009 but still lives in the rectory. He has had multiple strokes and is undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer. Many blame his medical conditions for his behavior. No indictment 5/12 on criminal charges but remains on leave while diocese continues investigation.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Named in 2002 suit against 12 priests where 1 girl accused him of abuse when she was 11. Also named in massive civil suit filed 10/03 where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. In the suit two sisters accused Brennan of sexually abusing them from 1965-1969 and 1967 through 1974. Girls were 9 and 7 when abuse began. Believed to have died in 2000.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Placed on leave 7/02. One of 12 priests named as abusers in civil suit filed in Brooklyn 10/02. In the suit, two brothers (one of them a priest) accuse Byrns of abusing them for years as children in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Charged 8/04 with abuse of 3rd youth beginning in 2000. Pleaded guilty 1/06 and sentenced to 3 yrs probation 3/06.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Often held late-night parties in rectory for teenage boys. Bishop Daily was informed of this fact by at least two priests but did nothing. In 2000 Capellupo was arrested for allegedly sodomizing a 14 yr old boy staying at rectory because of problems at home. Per April, 2002 article, charges were soon dropped and case sealed per spokesman for Brooklyn DA. 2nd man came forward to claim abuse in 1980s. Has been on leave since 2002. Diocese found allegations credible 6/05.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Placed on leave without privileges in late May, 2007 after diocese deemed credible allegations that he had abused several minors in mid 1970s. Capua denied the allegations. Matter was to be referred to the Vatican for further review. Reportedly died 8/2/10 at Our Lady of Consolation Rehabilitation Center.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes: One of 12 priests and one brother named in 10/02 lawsuit re sexual abuse. Accused of abuse of 4 men; he denied charges. Served as chaplain at an all girls school for 17 years (since 1984) but was placed on leave by the Diocese in 2002. Named as abuser of1 person in suit filed 10/03 by 27 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 24 priests. Another man was to claim abuse but killed himself just before suit filed.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Religious Order:  Vincentian Fathers

Notes:  Arrested 6/08, charged with touching breast of 12-yr-old girl 5/29/08. Worked with students at St.John the Baptist School in Bushwick. Per The Tablet 3/1/08, had been working at Centro de Evangelizacion San Vicente de Paul; was to return to his order 12/31/08 and was not to present as priest. Also worked at St. Rosalie’s in Hampton Bays NY. Sentenced to 6 yrs probation 7/09. Accused 6/14 of sexual abuse of 6-yr-old girl at her family home in Hampton Bays. Girl contracted STD. Cortez questioned by police, but let go. Fled. May have left U.S. Warrant out for his arrest. Girl’s family sued Vincentians and Rockville Centre diocese 11/15.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Named in massive civil suit filed 10/03 where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. One man alleged that Cox sexually abused him from 1956 until approximately 1958 or 1959, when he was an 11 to 14-yr-old boy. He said the abuse occurred 30 to 50 times.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Dempsey, executive director of pastoral communications at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Forest Hills, was placed on leave 1/10 pending federal investigation of charges that he violated Internet child pornography laws. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is investigating. 2/11 article says he was never charged but parishioners not told. Bishop has asked Vatican for final decision.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  From Colombia, he was arrested 1990 and pled guilty 1991 to abusing 3 boys 1984-1989. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation and 4 month prison sentence where he was allowed to leave on weekends to celebrate Mass. $60 million suit filed by 3 boys 4/91. Deported to Venezuela in 1991 and returned to Colombia in 1996. Abused 18 in Venezuela and 2 more in Colombia. Sentenced to jail in Colombia.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Failla is accused of abusing a youth in mid 1970s. Boy lived in rectory because his mother had died. Three nuns say they told officials of diocese in 1996. He was told to stop working as a priest and to undergo counseling. He left the parish in 1997 (citing personal health reasons). Later surfaced in Florida where the Brooklyn Diocese told Palm Beach Bishop of allegations. Sued in Oct. 2003 in large suit re multiple priests.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn (also worked in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Archdiocese of New York and Archdiocese of St. Louis

Summary of Assignments:

  • St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church, Brooklyn, NY; 1960-1962
  • St. Rosalia’s, Brooklyn, NY; 1962-1963
  • Regina Pacis Votive Shrine, Brooklyn, NY; 1962-1963
  • St. Lucy’s (Italian), Brooklyn, NY; 1963-1964
  • Holy Family, Brooklyn, NY; 1964-1968
  • Military Service, 1968-1970
  • Indoctrination Seminar, Chaplain Corps Reserve, U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA; 1968
  • Active duty; 1968-1970
  • U.S. Naval Chaplains School, Newport, RI; 1968
  • U.S. Naval Air Station, Key West, FL; 1968-1969
  • Sick leave; 1973
  • Cathedral College, Douglaston, NY; 1973
  • St. John’s, Queens, NY; 1973
  • St. Rose of Lima, Rockaway, NY 1970-1973
  • St. Joseph’s, Kings Park, NY; 1975-1977
  • St. Francis Xavier, Brooklyn, NY; 1977-1978
  • Madonna Residence for the Elderly, Brooklyn, NY; 1977-1978
  • St. Aloysius, Queens, NY; 1978-1979
  • Wyckoff Heights Hospital, Queens, NY; 1978-1979
  • Sick Leave; 1980
  • House of Affirmation, Webster Groves, MO; 1980-1981
  • St. Joan of Arc, St. Louis, MO; 1981-1983
  • Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO; 1981-1983
  • Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO; 1981-1983
  • St. Francis Xavier, Bronx, NY; 1983
  • Jacobi and Einstein Hospitals, Bronx, NY; 1983
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip, NY; 1983
  • Not assigned, Brooklyn, NY; 1983
  • St. James, Woodbridge, NJ; 1984
  • Our Lady of Mount Virgin, Middlesex, NJ; 1984-1985
  • St. John Vianney, Colonia, NJ; 1985-1986
  • Christ the King, Commack, NJ; 1986-1987
  • St. Rita’s, Staten Island, NY; 1987-1988
  • St. Luke Institute, Suitland, MD; 1989
  • Parsons Manner, Jamaica, NY; 1989-2002
  • Middlesex Superior Court, Cambridge, MA; 2004
  • MCI-Cedar Junction, South Walpole, MA; 2004

Notes:  Arrested 4/1/02; convicted and sentenced 5/20/04 to life in prison for repeatedly raping boy 1973-80 in Billerica MA starting at age 7. Admitted at trial he was pedophile who abused perhaps dozens of boys. Earliest abuse alleged in civil suits was 1964-68.Then he was in FL as Navy chaplain 1968-71; dishonorably discharged; sued 1/06 for FL abuse. Reassigned, he allegedly abused in Brooklyn, Rockville Centre, St. Louis, and Metuchen dioceses. Suspended 1988. Diocese apparently knew much earlier.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In massive civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Ferro. One plaintiff says that Ferro sexually abused him in 1977-1978. Ferro was responsible for the teen center and the altar boys at the boy’s church. Suit says Ferro’s whereabouts are unknown. 2002 Catholic directory shows him Absent on Leave.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In massive Civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Frost. One man alleges he was abused by Frost from 1977-1984. Boy was 10 when abuse began. Abuse continued even after Frost was assigned to two more parishes. Oct.2, 2003 article says Frost is no longer working in the Diocese but he had a parish assignment per the 2002 Catholic Directory.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Gallo. One plaintiff says he was sexually abused by Gallo around 1966. Gallo denied. Gallo was only priest of 24 who had an active parish assignment. In 3/04, diocese announcedafter review board investigation that allegations against Gallo were unsubstantiated and lacking in credibility and he was allowed to continue in ministry.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Huckemeyer, a former deacon at Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church in Long Island City, and principal at a public school, admitted in 1994 that he had sexually abused a male student in 1981. No criminal charges were filed because of statute of limitations.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Placed on leave in 2002 after allegations arose that he had molested several teens, both male and female, in 1980s. Several of the teens said that they gave depositions to the Diocese in late 1980s. No information found as to what Diocese did to him at the time. In Oct. 2003 Keller’s supervising priest, Vincent Gallo, was named as abuser in massive civil suit naming 24 priests as abusers. Keller has not been named in any known civil suit.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In massive civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Lewkiewicz. One man alleges that he was raped by Lewkiewicz. Same man also alleges that Fr. Howard Richmond saw the abuse but did nothing. One article says Lewkiewicz no longer working as a priest but his name was in the 2002 Catholic Directory. 2/04 article says that diocese investigation has found allegations to be “unsubstantiated” and he continued to work.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn, Diocese of Tucson

Summary of Assignments:

  • St. Rose of Lima Parish, Safford, AZ; 1983-1985
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Yuma, AZ; 1985-1986
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Somerton, AZ; 1986-1998
  • St. Monica Parish, Tucson, AZ; 1998-2001
  • San Felipe de Jesus Parish, Nogales, AZ; 2001-2003

Notes:  Manzo is one of 12 priests and a religious brother named in October 2002 lawsuit against Diocese of Brooklyn filed by 43 plaintiffs. One man says Manzo violently abused him during early 1990s. Manzo has officially been on leave from diocese since 1995.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Maurer was one of several priests removed from duties in June, 2002. His name forwarded to local police for investigation. In October, 2002 Maurer and 11 other priests and 1 brother were named as abusers in civil suit filed by 43 men and women. Suit says that Maurer abused one boy who was allegedly also victim of James Collins. Also named as abuser of 2 boys in massive 10/03 lawsuit involving 24 priests.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In massive Civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including McCloud. One man says he was abused by McCloud in 1964 and by Fr. Vincent Gallo in 1966. McCloud’s whereabouts are unknown. Not in 1989, 1993 or 2002 Catholic Directory.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Placed on leave without privileges in Feb. 2007 after recent allegations that he molested a boy more than 20 years previously. Criminal charges unlikely due to statute of limitations. Review board investigated and found allegations to be credible.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In massive civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including McElroy. One man says he was abused by McElroy in 1954-1955. McElroy was coach of the basketball team and some of the abuse occurred on sports trips. Oct. 2003 article says his whereabouts are unknown. The 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories show him as “Retired.”

Diocese:   Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  27 plaintiffs filed massive civil suit against 24 priests in Oct. 2003 alleging abuse within Brooklyn Diocese. In this suit, 2 brothers allege that they were abused by McLoughlin at St. Mary’s Nativity Parish Church during late 1960s. Suit alleges abuse occurred at the rectory and at a home in Rocky Point. Petition says that McLoughlin is believed to have died in August, 1994.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  McLoughlin was named as abuser in suit filed in Oct. 2002 by 26 people who claim they were abused by twelve priests and one brother (McLoughlin). The suit alleges that McLoughlin abused one boy he took to his summer home in Rocky Point some time between 1973 to 1975. He was assigned at Cathedral Prep High School from 1973-1975.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Served as Air Force chaplain. Named in Military Privilege Log produced in Peebles Case in Dallas which references 1994 investigation. 1989 Catholic Directory refers to him as “released from Diocesan assignment.”

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In 8/96, Morrow, a psychologist, was indicted on charges he raped a 15 yr old boy he had been hired to counsel. Also accused of taking pictures of the nude boy. Convicted 12/17/96. Sentence unknown. Still on Sex offender registry 11/13. In 07/96 Morrow had been released on bail after stabbing a potential sex partner. Later seen chasing another screaming, bloodied young man. Morrow was known to pick up male prostitutes and trade drugs and cash for sex. On leave from diocese since 1987.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In massive civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Mulhall. One woman has alleged that Mulhall sexually abused her in 1984. She says she was 7 or 8 and he fondled her in rectory and in confessional. Mulhall has been working as archivist on the diocesan marriage tribunal and is one of only 3 out of 24 priests who was active when the suit was filed.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Charged in 2002 after DA obtained Brooklyn church files. Nelson pled not guilty. He was accused of visiting a 12-year-old girl in 1999, taking her on his lap, touching her breasts under her bra, and pushing his penis into her buttocks through her clothing, while her terminally ill grandmother sat nearby. Parents reported the abuse, Nelson was removed, then accepted in the NY archdiocese after Bishop Tharmaraj of Kottar, India, wrote letter of recommendation. Convicted and sentenced 2003 to 4 months jail.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Religious Order:  OSF – Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn

Notes:  In civil suit filed 6/13, a woman who graduated in 2009 alleged she was sexually harassed by O’Reilly, a Spanish teacher at St. Francis Prep in Queens. She complained to school and Principal admitted that he had a history of harassing girls. School had O’Reilly evaluated by psychologist who deemed him unfit to work with children. He was removed from classroom but allowed to continue living on campus.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Named in 10/02 lawsuit with 11 other priests and a religious brother where 43 men and women say they were abused. Suit says he repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy at Corpus Christi Church in Woodside, NY where he was assigned in 1960s. Also named in 10/03 suit where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. 1 said he was sexually abused in 1974 on a trip to the Naval Academy. Later another claimed abuse in 1960s. O’Rourke died 1998.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Ocloo, a visiting priest from Ghana, was arrested and charged 10/05 after allegation that he molested a 16 yr old girl in the rectory of St. Ephrem’s in Dyker Heights. Ocloo was living and working at the church while working on an MBA. He was immediately placed on leave by the Diocese and removed from rectory. No further info found.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Petroski is one of 12 priests and a religious brother named in suit filed by 43 plaintiffs against the Diocese of Brooklyn in Oct. 2002. Petroski is said to have abused a male student in late 1970s. Petroski was placed on leave in 1980 and removed from ministry in 1984 after lawsuit alleged he abused a boy in 1975. Diocese says he is dead.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Religious Order:  Vincentians

Notes:  Plock, a chaplain and youth minister at St. John’s University in Queens, was arrested 10/08 after emailing a homemade video of himself masturbating to someone he thought was a 13 yr old boy in Colorado. Instead, it was a police officer. He was released on bond and immediately sent to St. John Vianney Center in Downington, PA for evaluation. Criminal charges filed. Pleaded guilty and sentenced to 5 yrs probation 12/09.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In massive civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Richmond. One man says he was abused by Richmond and Fr. Richard Lewkiewicz. News article says that Richmond watched as the alleged rape by Lewkiewicz occurred. Article says Richmond could not be reached for comment. Not found in 1989 Catholic Directory.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Religious Order:  Xaverian Brothers

Notes:  Xaverians settled for 75k in early 2000s with a man alleging sexual abuse by Bro. Romanus over a 4-yr period in the 1960s, when the man was a 10 to 13 year-old boy. Abuse reportedly occurred at in a classroom closet at Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School where Romanus worked, in bathhouse locker rooms and swimming pool changing rooms, and under the Coney Island boardwalk.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Russo was sued in Brooklyn in 2003 by one man alleging abuse there in 1973. Russo resigned as pastor of his parish in St Petersburg, FL diocese in January, 1997 because of “emotional items.” Within week Bishop Lynch told the parish that “an episode of misconduct occurred many years ago” between Russo and an unidentified minor. Other victims came forward. He left ministry.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Air Force Chaplain for many years. Left military in 1995 after investigation in 1994 for sexual misconduct with minor in Mobile, AL. Also left active priesthood. Name became known in 2003. Pleaded guilty in late 2004 to abuse of a 6 yr old boy in fall of 2003 in NY. Suffering from stomach cancer. Resided at St. Luke’s, rather than jail, because of “Health.” Attempted suicide 8/07 to avoid sentencing. Remanded to prison 10/29/07. Living at St. John Vianney Renewal Center as of 6/09.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn, Diocese of Baltimore

Religious Order:  Pallotine

Notes:  Placed on leave 11/07 by Baltimore archdiocese after accusation surfaced that he had abused a teenage boy in Brooklyn in 1970s. At the time of the alleged abuse, Salerno was a lay member (brother) of the Pallotine order. Salerno neither admitted or denied the accusation at the time. Order announced 12/08 that Salerno has since admitted that he molested a 13-year-old boy in the late 1970s. Privileges have been permanently removed.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn, Diocese of Albany

Notes:  Placed on leave in 2003 from part-time duties in Albany Diocese after Brooklyn Diocese said he may have abused an individual more than 50 yrs previously. He had been working in the Albany Diocese for the past 25 years after moving to Albany to care for his aging parents. No accusations against him there. The victim contacted the Brooklyn Diocese in 2002 and a preliminary investigation found allegation to be “credible.” Schuck, who is in his 70s, retired in approx. 2000.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Complaint made 1983 and he underwent counseling. 1 man filed civil suit 2001 alleging abuse 22 yrs previously. Total of 3 victims known by June, 2002. Male plaintiff alleged abuse by Sexton from approx. 1982-1985 in massive suit filed Oct 1, 2003 where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. Placed on leave 1990 but worked as part-time parochial school teacher until 2000.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In massive civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Sforza. One plaintiff says that he was sexually abused by Sforza from 1967 to 1968. Oct. 2003 article says Sforza could not be located. He is not in 1993 or 2002 Catholic Directory.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  In massive civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Sickler. One man says he was sexually abused by Sickler from 1959 to 1961. Plaintiff was 14. Sickler asked the youth to join a “secret club” in the restroom of the parish elementary school. Handshake for the “secret club” involved manipulating each other’s genitals. Sickler died in October, 1996.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Whitestone, NY; 1965
  • Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village, NY
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Astoria, NY
  • St. Kevin Church, Flushing, NY; 1989-2002

Notes:  Prior to 2002, worked part time as counselor for Queens’ D.A.’s office. Placed on leave from parish 4/02 because of allegations of “inappropriate sexual contact” with at least 26 boys & girls more than 20 years previously. Sued in 10/02 suit involving 12 priests and a brother and also in 10/03 in suit involving 24 priests. Sued 11/03 by 1 woman alleging he abused her daughter. This case settled for $2M. Diocese suing insurance co. for reimbursement. Ruling 5/13 in favor of insurance co.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Woman wrote letter to NY Times in Dec. 1997 claiming abuse by Soares, a priest from Goa India in late 1950s. He is now retired and living in Mysore, India. She complained to Diocese and to Cardinal O’Connor but no results. Named as one of 24 abusive priests in civil suit filed 10/1/03 in Brooklyn. Suit alleges he abused female plaintiff from 1954 to 1955 when she was 9. He was assigned to St. Bartholomew Parish in Elmhurst.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  One of 12 priests and a religious brother named as perpetrators in lawsuit filed against Brooklyn Diocese in Oct. 2002 by 43 plaintiffs. One man says he was abused in 1976 (1979?) at Cathedral Prep School. In massive civil suit filed 10/1/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Stack. One man and the estate of another allege that the two were abused by Stack in 1960s at Our Lady of Snow parish and school.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Sued 2003. Accused of sexually harassing a female principal of school. Also accused of having his male lover (young) live with him and of stealing over $100,000 from Diocese.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Zatarga was placed on leave by Diocese 12/07 after admitting to “inappropriate behavior” with as many as 5 youths in 1970s. Victims included 3 brothers. Latest allegations involve an 18 yr old youth and events in 2007. Zatarga has been sent for counseling. Police are asking other victims to come forward. Zatarga kept a “travel log” of his 1976 trips with teenage boys and often mentioned the “unique physiques” of the different boys.

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Notes:  Named as defendant in lawsuit filed in Brooklyn where 26 people allege abuse by twelve priests and one religious brother. Lawsuit says Zollo abused a male parishioner at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach where he was assigned from 1981 to 1983.

Diocese of Rockville Center

The following clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre are publicly named on the bishop-accountability.org website as Publicly Accused Clergy.  Click on the name in order to review the information that is available and the source for that information.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/29/71: Ordained
  • 6/23/71 – 5/24/76: St. Lawrence the Martyr; Sayville, NY
  • 5/24/76 – 9/27/78: St. Joseph’s; Ronkonkoma, NY
  • 9/27/78 – 9/03/79: Maria Regina High School; Uniondale, NY
  • Most Holy Trinity, East Hampton, NY; 9/03/79 – 6/17/87
  • 9/03/79 – 6/17/87: St. Peter the Apostle (mission of Most Holy Trinity); Amagansett, NY
  • 6/17/87-6/20/90: Sacred Heart; North Merrick, NY
  • 6/20/90-12/13/2006: Sacred Heart; Cutchogue, NY
  • 6/20/90 – 12/13/2006: Our Lady of Good Counsel (mission of Sacred Heart); Mattituck, NY
  • 12/13/2006: Placed on administrative leave due to a “credible allegation” of sexual misconduct

Notes:  Placed on leave from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in 12/06 after prosecutors told diocese of credible allegation of abuse by one person. Investigation is continuing. In 2003, Allen is mentioned in a civil suit filed against Fr. Eugene Vollmer and Diocese. Suit says he knew or should have known of abuse of 4 boys by Vollmer at rectory of St. Joseph’s parish in Ronkonkoma.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1948
  • Our Lady of Grace, Howard Beach, NY; 1948-54
  • Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights, NY; 1954-56
  • Villa Maria convent for Dominican sisters, Water Mill, NY; Chaplain, 1956-57
  • St. Philip Neri, Northport, NY; 1957-58
  • Mary Immaculate, Bellport, NY; 1958-60
  • Our Lady of Peace, Lynnbrook, NY; 1960-70
  • On duty outside the diocese; 1970-78
  • Corpus Christi, Miami, FL; 1970-71
  • Little Flower, Coral Gables, FL; 1971-74
  • St. Francis de Sales, Miami Beach, FL; 1974-76
  • Holy Family, North Miami, FL; 1976-78
  • Died; 12/12/78

Notes:  Accused in 1/9/06 complaint of sexually abusing a boy and girl and three of their siblings from the early 1950s through 1968, when their father confronted Babis. The abuse, which allegedly included fondling and photographing his naked victims, occurred in the children’s home while their father was ill, in church buildings including a home for retired nuns, and on overnight trips. Babis was transferred to Florida in 1970. He died there in 12/12/78. Since the suit was filed, fat least four others reportedly have alleged abuse during the 1960s at Babis’ last NY parish: two brothers and a sister in one family and a girl fondled at age nine in the rectory.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:  

  • Ordained; 6/3/61
  • Camp Molloy, NY; chaplain 1961
  • St. Lawrence’s in Sayville, NY; 1961-62
  • Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park, NY; 1962-63
  • Pius X Prep Seminary in Uniondale, NY; Faculty 1963-68
  • St. Anthony’s in Rocky Point, NY; 1968-70
  • St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches, NY; 1970-71
  • St. Francis de Sales in Patchogue, NY; 1971-80
  • St. John’s in Riverhead, NY; Pastor 1980-87
  • Most Holy Trinity in East Hampton, NY; 1987-92
  • Died; 1/19/92

Notes:  Accused of abuse of at least two individuals. Died 1992. 1 claim settled for $25K in fall, 1993. Weeks later, plaintiff was dead of heroin overdose. Parents furious that Alan Placa (for diocese) agreed to cash settlement with person who was an active addict. Suffolk County Grand Jury’s description of Priest E matches a public allegation against Bergin. Named in 2003 civil suit.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 6/4/88
  • St. James, Seaford, NY; 1988-93
  • Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY; Chaplain 1993-99
  • Sacred Heart, North Merrick, NY; Residence 1993-98
  • Good Shepherd, Holbrook, NY; 1999-2001
  • St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre, NY; 2001-2002
  • Pius X residence for priests, Amityville, NY; 2002-

Notes:  Woman filed complaint in 1996 with police and diocese accusing Brinker of inappropriately touching her son on trip to San Francisco and showing him pornographic movies in Las Vegas. Psychiatric report was completed but Brinker allowed to continue working. In March, 2002 he was placed on leave but then allowed to resume work. In 2005 the Vatican founds claims against him to be unsubstantiated.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Religious Order:  Salesian

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1946
  • Queen of Peace, Kew Gardens, NY; 1946-53
  • Curé of Ars, St. John M. Vianney, Merrick, NY; 1953-57
  • St. Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square, NY; 1957-60
  • Absent on leave; 1960-61
  • St. Patrick’s, Southold, NY; 1961-62
  • Absent on leave; 1962-68
  • St. Martin’s, Amityville, NY; 1968-69
  • St. Lawrence the Martyr, Sayville, NY; 1969-74
  • St. Andrew’s, Sag Harbor, NY; 1974-82
  • Sick leave; 1982-83
  • St. John the Evangelist, Center Moriches, NY; 1983-88
  • Not indexed in the 1989 Directory
  • Retired; 1990
  • Died; 3/12/95

Notes:  Burke is named as an abusive priest in one of two massive lawsuits filed against Diocese of Rockville Centre in 2003. He is accused of abusing an elementary school student in 1970s. First time the abuse occurred, Burke was still a deacon. Burke died in house fire in 1995.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of Richmond, Diocese of Trenton, Diocese of Metuchen

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1957
  • Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, VA (1957-58)
  • St. Mary Star-of-the-Sea, Fort Monroe, VA with mission at St. Joseph’s in Buckroe Beach, VA; 1958-1960
  • St. Peter’s in Richmond, VA with parish chaplaincy at penitentiary; 1960-1961
  • St. Joseph’s in Kings Park, NY and incardinated in Rockville Centre in these years; 1961-1965
  • Not indexed in the 1966 Directory
  • On duty outside the diocese of Richmond at an unspecified location; 1966-1968
  • Assumption, Keyser, WV with missions at Our Lady of the Valley in Petersburg, WV and Our Lady of Grace in Grace, WV; 1968-1969
  • St. Paul’s, Richmond, VA; 1969-70

Notes:  Ordained for Richmond VA diocese. Worked in WV, Rockville Centre, Trenton & Metuchen Dioceses. Removed from duties 2002 in Metuchen after man complained to Diocese that he and numerous others had been abused by Butler in Rockville Centre in 1950s and1960s. Diocese just moved him to Brooklyn. Also abused at least 1 in Metuchen. This individual was included in Metuchen settlement of 2/03.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/11/85
  • St. Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square, NY; 1985-90
  • St. Barnabas the Apostle, Bellmore, NY; 1990-93
  • St. Raymond’s, East Rockaway, NY; 1993-98
  • SS. Philip and James, St. James, NY; 1998-2001
  • St. Christopher’s, Baldwin, NY; in residence 2001-2002
  • Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, NY; 2001-2002
  • Our Lady of Hope, Carle Place, NY (weekend duty)
  • Villa St. Joseph Convent, Rockville Centre, NY; 2004-2007
  • St. Christopher’s, Baldwin, NY; in residence 2004-2007

Notes:  Placed on leave in Spring, 2002 from his assignment as chaplain at Mercy Medical Center after accusation of abuse. Cleared by Vatican and reinstated in 2004. Identified as Priest P in Suffolk Cty Grand Jury Report. of 2003. Report indicates that he left several parishes suddenly and had complaints against him of inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage boy as well as young men over the age of 18.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Center, Diocese of Helena

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1971
  • St. Patrick’s, Bay Shore, NY; 1971-72
  • St. Luke’s, Brentwood, NY; 1972-75
  • Not indexed in the 1976 Directory.
  • Mary Immaculate, Bellport, NY; 1976-77
  • Immaculate Conception in Butte, MT, but not indexed there. The index of the Directory in 1978-80 notes that Chasse is “on duty outside the diocese,” but the Rockville Centre pages do not say where. Recent media reports state that Chasse worked in Montana, and by examining the pages for the Helena diocese (western Montana), we located him in Butte.; In residence 1977-80
  • Laicized; 1980

Notes:  1994 civil suit (later dismissed on statute of limitations issue) alleges that Chasse repeatedly sexually abused and sexually molested a youth from January, 1969 through December, 1976 in Brentwood, NY. Chasse moved to Montana in 1977 and served for 3 years before leaving the priesthood in 1980. Has been identified as Priest I in the Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report of 2003.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of Charleston

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1978
  • St. John Cathedral, Fresno, CA; 1978-79
  • Christ the King, Commack, NY; 1979-81
  • St. Mary’s, East Islip, NY; 1981-83
  • Military chaplain; 1984-94
  • St. Mary’s, Yonges Island, SC; 1994-97
  • St. Anthony’s All Souls’ Memorial Church, Florence, SC; 1997-99
  • St. Patrick’s, Charleston, SC; 1999-2002
  • Our Lady of Mercy, Charleston, SC; 1999-2001
  • St. Frederick’s, Edisto Island, SC (listed in media coverage; not in Directory)
  • St. Stephen’s, Edisto Island, SC (listed in media coverage; not in Directory)
  • Jesus Our Risen Savior, Spartanburg, SC; 2002-

Notes:  Accused in 4/14/03 suit of groping and sodomizing a boy 1980-83, starting at age 15, in the Rockville Centre NY diocese. Some abuse in confessional. Excardinated to Fresno CA diocese and was a Navy chaplain 1983-94. Then excardinated to Charleston SC diocese; worked as pastor; also in Navy reserves. Charleston says it learned of allegation in 6/02; deemed it credible; put Congro on administrative leave in Fall 2002. Bishop Robert Baker wrote letter to priests in 4/03 after suit was filed.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Archdiocese of Vancouver

Notes:  Accused by woman in 1994; archdiocese of Vancouver ‘does not dispute’. At age 15 met Cooper, chaplain at retreat. At age 16 received counseling from him at cathedral offices. ‘Sexual relationship’ 1985-1992 starting at age 17, including sex at motels. Cooper was removed and sent for treatment. May have been assigned in OR for brief time in 1994-1995. Worked 1995-2001 in Rockville Centre NY, which was ‘fully informed’ but ‘optimistic’; removed for similar behavior not involving minor. Believed in US as of 2012. A/K/A Lawrence Dean Cooper and Fr Damien. Accuser from 1994 filed civil suit in Canada 12/12. Set for trial 9/14.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Religious Order:  Holy Family of Nazareth

Notes:  Czarniewicz accused by nun of abusing her in 1968-1969 when she was 20 year old student. Czarniewicz was mother superior of a convent in New York at the time of the alleged abuse. Woman’s allegations ignored. Filed suit in 1989. Suit was dismissed 1995 on statute of limitations.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • St. James, Seaford, NY; 1973-1974
  • St. Barnabas Apostle’s, Bellmore, NY; 1974-1978
  • St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary, Uniondale, NY; 1978-1982
  • Good Shepherd, Holbrook, NY; 1982-1989
  • St. Philip and Jams’, James, NY; 1989-1994
  • St. Anthony of Padua, East Northport, NY; 1995-1997
  • Diocesan Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY; 1997-2004
  • Diocesan Priests’ Personnel Policy Board, Rockville Center, NY; 2001-2004
  • Our Lady of the Snow, Bluepoint, NY; 2004-2011

Notes:  Placed on leave 4/11 from position as pastor of Our Lady of the Snow in Blue Point “in accordance with the Dallas Charter” [re protection of children and young people]. No information yet on actual accusation or when it occurred. Investigation is underway. Still shown on administrative leave as of 10/13/13.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of Kalamazoo

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 3/18/78
  • St. Joseph’s, Kings Park, NY; 1978-80
  • St. Gertrude’s, Bayville, NY; 1980-82
  • St. James, Seaford, NY; 982-88
  • St. Aidan’s, Williston Park, NY; 1988-93
  • Medical leave; 6/93
  • St. Frances de Chantal, Wantagh, NY (appointed, but might have been sent for evaluation before he started the job; not in Directory); 1993-1994
  • Epiphany Cathedral, Venice, FL (in media coverage but not in Directory); 1994-1995
  • St. Mary of the Lake, New Buffalo, MI (in media coverage but not in Directory); 1995-

Notes:  Confessed publicly in 1998 to “a sexual relationship” with 16 yr old youth in New York in 1978. Boy’s mom had confronted him in 1978. She told Aux. Bishop G. Ryan in 1984 and he promised intervention. Mom learned DeVita was still active in 1993 and went to diocese again. Diocese paid a $50,000 settlement to the victim in 1993. DeVita sent for therapy. Worked in Venice Florida and later became part of Kalamazoo Diocese. Was working there in 2002 when he was removed from duty.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/10/86
  • Our Lady of Grace, West Babylon, NY; 1984-86
  • St. Margaret of Scotland, Selden, NY; 1986-89
  • St. Louis de Montfort, Sound Beach, NY; 1989-90
  • St. Luke’s, Brentwood, NY; 1990-95
  • St. Joseph’s, Ronkonkoma, NY; 1995-98
  • St. Pius X Hospice, Uniondale, NY; residence 1998-
  • Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY; chaplain 2000-2002
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mattituck, NY; 2002
  • Dowling College, Oakdale, NY; 2002

Notes:  Ditta was accused in 1997 of repeatedly molesting a young boy years earlier. The youth & his therapist met with Alan Placa, the Diocese’s vice chancellor and described abuse beginning at age 9. Ditta sent for therapy but then assigned to parish work without notification of his past. No reports made to police until 2002. Ditta removed from parish in 2002. Named in 2003 civil suit. Identified as Priest H in the 2003 Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/31/58
  • St. Raphael’s, East Meadow, NY; 1958-65
  • St. Mary of the Isle, Long Beach, NY; 1965-71
  • St. James, Seaford, NY; 1971-74
  • St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa, NY; 1974-78
  • Christ the King, Commack, NY; 1978-81
  • St. Patrick’s, Huntington, NY; 1981-86
  • Holy Family, Hicksville, NY; 1986-91
  • Holy Cross, Vero Beach, FL; 1991-96
  • St. Paul of the Cross, North Palm Beach, FL; 1996-97
  • St. Pius X Residence, Uniondale, NY; 1998-2005
  • Retired; 2000

Notes:  Duvelsdorf was accused of molesting 2 brothers in 1978. After the parents found out, they called their pastor who promised to take care of matters and offered counseling. Duvelsdorf gone from parish 2 days later. Served at several parishes before moving in 1991 to Palm Beach, FL and worked in parishes there. Arrested there in 1997 for public lewdness. Retired 2000. Believed to have died June 12, 2009 in Uniondale, NY.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of Palm Beach

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained, St. Columban and St. Patrick, Ireland; 6/8/68
  • St. Hedwig’s, Floral Park, NY; 1970-74)
  • St. Pius X, Plainview, NY; 1974-78)
  • Holly Patterson Home, Uniondale, NY; 1978-82)
  • St. Brigid’s, Westbury, NY; 1982-85)
  • St. Matthew’s, Dix Hills, NY; 1985-86)
  • St. Patrick’s, Smithtown, NY; 1986-89)
  • St. Ignatius Loyola, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; 1989-91)
  • St. Lucie’s, Port St. Lucie, FL; 1992-93
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Boca Raton, FL; 1994-96)
  • St. Lucie’s, Port St. Lucie, FL; 1997-98)
  • Food for the Poor, Deerfield Beach, FL (perhaps the “special assignment” listed in the Directory); 1999-2001
  • Retired; 2001

Notes:  Accused of abuse of 1 teenage boy in Rockville Centre diocese in mid-1980s. Transferred to Palm Beach, Fl diocese in 1989. At least 4 separate allegations in parishes in Florida. Privileges removed by Palm Beach diocese in 2002. Named in 2003 civil suit in New York. Also sued in Florida. Identified as Priest B in the Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1993
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, NY; 1993-98
  • St. Philip Neri, Northport, NY; 1998-2000
  • St. Raphael’s, East Meadow, NY; 2000-2001
  • Absent on leave; 2001-2002

Notes:  Arrested 5/01 and charged with sexual abuse of a 13 year old youth over a year and a half period. Another allegation surfaced involving a 22 yr old man abused about 10 yrs previously (before ordination??). Pleaded guilty in 2002-2003 on two separate charges. Sentenced 2003 to 2 yrs jail and to 6 mo jail and 5 yrs probation. Released 4/04 and requested laicization. Identified as Priest W in Suffolk Co. Grand Jury report of 1/03. On NY Sex Offender Registry.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/28/66
  • St. Jude’s, Mastic-Shirley, NY; 1966-69
  • St. Raphael’s, East Meadow, NY; 1969-72
  • Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Centerport, NY; 1972-75
  • Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Roosevelt, NY; 1975-79
  • San Pedro Apostol, El Cercado, Dominican Republic; 1979-83
  • St. Francis de Sales, Patchogue, NY; 1983-84
  • St. Joseph’s, Babylon, NY; 1984-1991
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Patchogue, NY 1991-94
  • Assisting with Spanish, Port Jefferson, NY
  • Retirement; 1994

Notes:  Hasselbach permanently removed in 1994 after accusations he abused 2 boys some 20 yrs previously. Allegations surfaced shortly after Hasselbach was sent for therapy because another priest had found pornography in his room. He admitted abusing a 12 yr old youth in 1974 but said the youth’s version was exaggerated and he thought the youth was older than 12 or 13. Arrested 1/09 in Ft. Lauderdale FL for possession of internet child pornography. Pleaded guilty; sentenced to 2 yrs prison 1/10.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Religious Order: Marist

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1969
  • St. Dominic’s, Oyster Bay, NY; 1969-74)
  • St. Anthony High School, Smithtown, NY; 1977-79)
  • Christ the King, Tampa, FL; 1979-82)
  • St. Aidan’s, Williston Park, NY; 1982-88)
  • St. Patrick’s, Huntington, NY; 1988-89)
  • Absent on Leave (1989-2002)
  • Marist School in Atlanta, GA; ?-2002

Notes:  Former Notre Dame rector. In 1980 man reported abuse by Huneke when he was teenager. He also notified FL bishop where Huneke was working. Florida sent him back to NY in 1982. Man went public in 1989 (Huneke left priesthood) and again in 1993. 2 other victims came forward then. In 2002 he learned that Huneke was working as high school guidance counselor in Atlanta and notified Order that ran school & Huneke was fired. He died in 2002. Identified as Priest M in the 2003 Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/31/69
  • St. Lawrence the Martyr, Sayville, NY; 6/20/69 – 2/1/75
  • St. Brigid, Westbury, NY; 2/1/75 – 6/18/80
  • St. James, Seaford, NY; 6/18/80 – 6/12/85
  • St. Raymond’s, East Rockaway, NY; 6/12/85 – 6/14/89
  • St. Luke’s, Brentwood, NY; Pastor, 6/14/89 – 1997
  • St. Christopher’s, Baldwin, NY; 1997-1999
  • St. Ignatius Martyr, Long Beach, NY;Pastor, 1999-2006
  • Health leave; 2006
  • Our Lady of Consolation Nursing Home, West Islip, NY; 9/28/06-
  • Suspended; 3/7/06 – 9/06

Notes:  Accused of abuse of 2 girls in 1970s-1980s. Placed on leave March 2006. One woman tape-recorded conversation with him just before his suspension. He denies all allegations. A parent came forward to say she had complained about his behavior to Diocese in early 1980s. Diocese reinstated him in Sept. 2006 after review board could not substantiate complaints. Suit filed 9/06. Both women plaintiffs filed criminal complaints in Feb. 2007.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Summary of Assignments:

  • St. Joseph’s, Babylon, NY; Early 1970s

Notes:  In April, 2003 civil suit. McGee (properly spelled Magee) is accused of groping and rubbing against a 12 yr old boy in early 1970s. He was the boy’s 6th grade homeroom teacher and allegedly molested him in the classroom and in his private school office. Died 8/27/93.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/28/60
  • St. Rosalie’s, Hampton Bays, NY; 1960-63
  • Corpus Christi, Mineola, NY; 1963-66
  • U.S. Air Force (with youth trips to West Point for LI boys); Chaplain, 1966-84
  • Retired from USAF; 10/84

Notes:  Named for the first time in 4/03 lawsuit, Mahoney allegedly spanked and caressed the bare buttocks of an 11 yr old boy on trip to West Point in 1967. Future attempts to molest the boy “occurred in the sacristy, the bell tower and in defendant’s car.” He became an Air Force Chaplain in 1966 and retired from Air Force in 1984 as Lt. Col. Mahoney. Died in June 2000 per his obituary.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Archdiocese of Boston

Religious Order:  Capuchin Friar

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1966
  • Founder and head of the Youth Ministry program for the Northeast province of the Capuchins.
  • Mary Immaculate Friary and House of Theology, Glenclyffe, Garrison, NY; 1966-1974
  • Dean of studies of St. Mary’s [Minor] Seminary; 1970-1973
  • Founded the “Day by Day Agape”; 1973
  • St. Lawrence Friary, Milton, MA; Vocations director, 1974-1976
  • Capuchin Theological Seminary of Mary Immaculate Friary, Glenclyffe, Garrison, NY; 1976-1989

Notes:  Massaro, founder and longtime head of Youth Ministry program for Northeast province of the Capuchins, was accused in 2002 of molesting several boys, including one in Long Island and one from Queens, a number of years ago. He was removed from his assignment in New Hampshire (no claims of offense there) and placed on leave. Remains a priest without privileges.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/30/70
  • St. Joseph’s, Babylon, NY; 1970-75
  • SS. Philip and James, St. James, NY; 1975-77
  • Maria Regina High School, Uniondale, NY; Counselor and Chaplain, 7/77 – 9/78
  • St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre, NY; 1978-86
  • St. Ignatius Martyr, Long Beach, NY; 1986-90
  • St. Edward the Confessor, Syosset, NY; Pastor, 1990-2002

Notes:  Per June 28, 2002 article McComiskey, pastor of St. Edward the Confessor Church, Syosset since 1990, had been forced to retire recently after allegation against him was made to Diocese sex abuse hotline. The matter was referred to local prosecutors. No other information found.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of Norwich

Religious Order:  LaSalle Christian Brother

Summary of Assignments:

  • LaSalle Military Academy, Oakdale, NY; McConnaghy was reportedly “commandant” of the school in the mid 1970s
  • Ordained; 1981
  • St. Andrew’s, Colchester, CT; 1981-83
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Norwich, CT; 1983-85
  • St. Colman’s in Middlefield, CT; 1985-1990
  • St. Michael, Pawcatuck, CT; Pastor, 1990-99
  • Sacred Heart, Norwich. CT; Pastor 1999-2005
  • St. John Mission Church, Fitchville, CT; Pastor 1998-2005

Notes:  Resigned. Accused of abuse of a student at a military academy in New York state between 1973-1975, prior to his ordination. He was ordained for the Norwich CT diocese and they did inform the Rockville Centre diocese of the abuse allegation.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 3/26/77
  • St. Anthony of Padua, East Northport, NY; 1977-82)
  • Good Shepherd, Holbrook, NY; 1982-90)
  • St. Anne’s, Garden City, NY; 1990-99 (Pastor beginning in 1995)
  • Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY; 1999-2001
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mattituck, NY; 2001)
  • Not listed in Directory index; 2003

Notes:  2/03 story says McKeon abused one youth in 1987. Youth died and McKeon conducted funeral. He then went on to abuse the victim’s brother. Family later found out & went to Msgr. Placa. Then saw McKeon marching in parade as poice chaplain in 2001. Removed from active ministry 2001. Known to have problems with alcohol. He abused at least 9 boys. Laicized 2003. Died suddenly 4/09 in FL. Identified as Priest C in 2003 Grand Jury report.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/30/64
  • St. Peter the Apostle, Islip Terrace, NY; 6/27/64 – 1/14/67
  • St. John the Evangelist, Center Moriches, NY; 1/14/67 – 10/14/67
  • Holy Spirit, New Hyde Park, NY; 10/14/67 – 11/27/76
  • St. Louis de Montfort, Sound Beach, NY; 11/27/76 – 11/14/79
  • St. Patrick’s, Smithtown, NY; 11/14/79 – 6/12/85
  • Christ the King, Commack, NY; 6/12/85 – 6/28/95
  • St. Patrick’s, Southold, NY; 6/12/95-

Notes:  Placed on leave 2003 after recent revelation of 20-year complaint of “inappropriate conduct.” Michell “strongly” denied the accusation. He was apparently reinstated because he retired as pastor of St. Patrick’s in Southold in June, 2010. As of 2012, he is shown as Pastor Emeritus and is still performing funerals and other events.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 3/1/58
  • St. Christopher’s, Baldwin, NY; 1964-69
  • Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Southampton, NY; 1969-1970
  • Incardinated; 1970
  • Our Lady of Grace, West Babylon, NY; 1970-1977
  • St. Matthew’s, Dix Hills, NY; 1977-1982
  • St. Raymond’s, East Rockaway, NY; 1982-1990
  • Sacred Heart, North Merrick, NY; 1990-1994
  • Evaluation at St. Luke’s Institute, Suitland, MD; 1994
  • Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream, NY; 1994-1995
  • Not indexed in the Directory; 1996
  • Maria Regina, Seaford, NY; 1996-1998
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Massapequa Park, NY; 1998-1999
  • SS. Peter and Paul, Manorville, NY; 10/1999 – 5/2000
  • Arrested; 5/2000

Notes:  Ordained in Ireland and had worked in Rockville Centre since 1964. Retired 1999. Arrested 5/00 on charges that he sexually abused a 15 yr old learning disabled/developmentally delayed youth in a bathroom. Pleaded guilty and sentenced to 1-3 yrs in prison in 11/00. 17 yr old altar boy complained in 1999 that Millar had abused him in 1991. Millar sent for treatment and “retired.” 3 other complaints made since 1995. Priest V in the Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report. Laicized.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/14/83
  • Sacred Heart, Cutchogue, NY; 6/15/83 – 11/8/86
  • St. John the Baptist High School, West Islip, NY; Chaplain and Counselor, 11/8/86 – 6/24/92
  • St. Anthony of Padua, East Northport, NY; 6/24/92 – 12/6/93
  • St. Charles/Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY; Chaplain, 12/6/93 – 1997
  • St. Gerard Majella, Port Jefferson, NY; In residence, 12/6/93 – 1996
  • St. Anne’s, Garden City, NY; 1996-1997
  • Catholic University, Washington, DC; Graduate studies in canon law, 1997-98
  • Adjutant Judicial Vicar; 1998-2000
  • St. Anne’s, Garden City, NY; In residence, 1998-2001
  • Leave of absence; 2001-

Notes:  Per 2002 article, Miller and Rockville Centre Diocese were sued in 1994 because Miller allegedly sexually abused two teenage boys. After complaint, Miller removed from working with children and sent to Catholic Univ. in Wash. DC to study canon law. Case settled (and sealed) but sources say diocese made cash settlement and agreed to pay for counseling. Miller said suit was settled without his permission.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Archdiocese of Miami

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 4/5/75
  • St. William the Abbot, Seaford, NY; 1975-1979
  • Our Holy Redeemer, Freeport, NY; 1979-1982
  • Sick leave; 1982-1983
  • Released from diocesan assignment, location not specified; 1983-1988
  • San Isidro, Pompano Beach, FL; 1988-1994
  • Released from diocesan assignment, location not specified; 1994-1998
  • Barry University, Miami, FL; 1998-1999
  • Released from diocesan assignment, location not specified; 1999-2002
  • Not listed in the Directory; 2003

Notes:  Per 2002 news articles, Miraglia left Long Island parish in 1982 after a complaint that he allegedly asked teenage boys to disrobe. For several years he celebrated mass in Pompano Beach, FL. He left this position in April, 2002 and was placed on leave. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, he was assigned to Rockville Centre Diocese but shown as “Priests released from Diocesan Assignment.”

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 6/2/56
  • St. Raphael’s, East Meadow, NY; 1956-1969
  • St. Pius X, Plainview, NY; 1969-1971
  • St. Aidan’s, Williston Park, NY; 1971-1976
  • St. Patrick’s, Smithtown, NY; Pastor 1976-1990
  • St. Catherine of Siena, Franklin Square, NY; 1990-1995
  • Our Lady of Mercy, Hicksville, NY; 1995-1997
  • Sick leave; 1997 – 6/9/99
  • Died; 6/9/99

Notes:  Mott is alleged to have abused a 15 yr old girl in 1960s. She filed civil suit in 1994 and at least 4 other women have come forward with similar complaints. Mott took a 6 mo leave after the other women came forward. Mott underwent psychiatric evaluation twice; he was found to not be in need of counseling either time. Suit dropped 1995 due to SOL. Two of the women filed suit in 1997; suit dismissed 1998. Diocese settled with both women. Mott is dead.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/9/81
  • St. Gerard Majella, Port Jefferson, NY; 1981-1986
  • St. John the Baptist High School, West Islip, NY; Chaplain, summer 1986
  • Sacred Heart, Cutchogue, NY; 1986-1988
  • St. James, Setauket, NY; 1988-1994
  • St. John the Baptist, Wading River, NY; Pastor 1994-1999
  • Absent on Leave; 1999-

Notes:  A religious educator learned during a church retreat in 1994 that a 14 yr old former alter boy was being “groomed” for sex by Mundy and she reported the matter to Msgr. Alan Placa (later accused of abuse himself). The alleged victim claimed that Mundy also abused his close friend. Mundy refused to go for treatment to St. Luke’s but did agree to private counselor in Long Island. He has been identified as Priest A in the 2003 Grand Jury Report re Diocese.

 

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Religious Order:  Marist

Summary of Assignments:

  • St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, NY; mid 1980s

Notes:  Murphy, a teacher and guidance counselor at St. Mary’s High School in 1984, was named as a defendant in one of two civil suits filed in April 2003. Suits contain allegations for the first time against 9 priests and brothers. Abuse by Murphy is alleged to have occurred in 1984 while on a retreat in upstate New York. Sexual and psychological abuse alleged.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained 6/6/53
  • St. John the Evangelist, Riverhead, NY; 1953-1961
  • St. Mary’s, Roslyn, NY; 1961-1962
  • Holy Redeemer, Freeport, NY; 1962-1968
  • Coordinated Interracial Activity; 1968-1975
  • Holy Redeemer, Freeport, NY; 1975-1979
  • Our Lady of Fatima, Manorhaven, NY; Pastor 1980-2002

Notes:  Nee “retired” in 2002 but had his priestly faculties removed because of allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenager in 1960s. Died February 19, 2006.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of San Diego

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/31/58
  • St. Pius X, Plainview, NY; 1958-1962
  • Cure of Ars, Merrick, NY; 1962-1969
  • Diocesan Tribunal; 1969-1977
  • St. Boniface, Elmont, NY; Pastor 1977-1980
  • St. Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville, NY; 1980-1984
  • SS. Cyril and Methodius, Deer Park, NY; 1984-1989
  • St. Patrick’s, Carlsbad, CA; 1989-1991
  • San Diego, CA; 1991-1994
  • St. Columba, San Diego, CA; 1994-2002
  • Retired; 2002

Notes:  Newman was listed in Long Island Catholic as retiring in 2002. Article says his priestly faculties removed because of allegations of sexual misconduct. Per same 2002 article, Newman had been working in San Diego Diocese for at least the last 10 years. He left the Rockville Center Diocese in late 1980s. He is listed as affiliated with San Diego, California Diocese in both 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Notes:  Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Malverne NY for 11 years. Suspended 6/16 due to allegation of “inappropriate behavior with a minor ” 20 yrs previously at another parish.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/30/70
  • St. Patrick’s, Glen Cove, NY; 1970-1974
  • St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary, Uniondale, NY; Faculty and dean of students, 1974-1978)
  • Catholic Charities; Director of R&D, 1978-1986
  • Hofstra University School of Law; 1978-?
  • Legal Consultant to Diocese; 1986-?
  • Vice-Chancellor; 1988-2002
  • SS. Cyril & Methodius, Deer Park, NY; residence 1991-1998
  • Placa was named monsignor in 1991 or early 1992
  • St. Aloysius, Great Neck, NY; 1999-2007

Notes:  Placa, an attorney and former vice chancellor of Rockville Centre Diocese, was for years the diocese’s chief contact with victims. Resigned 2002 after police investigated allegations. Identified as Priest F in 2002 report of Grand Jury investigation of Rockville Diocese. As of 2007 he remained close friends with Rudy Giuliani and worked at Giuliani’s firm. Fully restored to active (retired) status 12/09 after review by Rome found him to be not guilty of the allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.

 

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/27/67
  • St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa, NY; 1967-70
  • Holy Trinity High School, Hicksville, NY; Chaplain and Counselor 1970-84
  • Sacred Heart, North Merrick, NY; 1984-87
  • St. Dominic’s, Oyster Bay, NY; Pastor 1987-2002
  • Retired; 2003

Notes:  Ribaudo was placed on leave and then “retired” in 2002 after allegation that he had molested Fr. Michael Hands as a high school student. Fr. Hands went on to become a priest and in 2002 pleaded guilty to abusing a teenage boy. Hands claimed that a church official offered him cash if he promised to keep quiet about charges against Ribaudo, one of Diocese’s best fund-raisers. Ribaudo, Priest O in the Grand Jury Report, admitted in therapy that he had abused “at least 12 boys.”

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Archdiocese of Boston

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1970
  • St. Aloysius, Great Neck, NY; 1970-1975
  • St. Pius X Prep Seminary, Uniondale, NY; 1975-1982, in residence 1978-1984
  • St. James, Seaford, NY; Temporary Administrator, 1982-1984
  • Not indexed in Directory; 1984
  • House of Affirmation, Boston, MA; Director of Education, 1984-1986
  • St. Kilian, Farmingdale, NY; 1986-1988
  • Not indexed in Directory; 1989
  • SS. Cyril & Methodius, Deer Park, NY; Pastor 1989-1998
  • Riordan was named monsignor in 1991 or early 1992.
  • St. Aloysius, Great Neck, NY; 1998-2012

Notes:  Child molestation suit settled in 1995 named Riordan and 3 other priests. Plaintiff alleged abuse at House of Affirmation in Worcester diocese. Riordan denies any sexual involvement with plaintiff. He served on the board of Community Organization forParents and Youth (COPAY) a Long Island nonprofit that counsels drug-addicted teens. but COPAY denies current affiliation. Riordan appointed pastor of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Great Neck in 1998. Still there 11/2012.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 6/3/61
  • St. James, Seaford, NY; 1961-66
  • St. Francis of Assisi, Greenlawn, NY; 1966-72
  • St. John of God, Central Islip, NY; 1972-77
  • Holy Family, Hicksville, NY; 1977-80
  • St. Sylvester’s, Medford, NY; Pastor 1980-87
  • St. Martin of Tours, Amityville, NY; Pastor 1987-2002
  • Retired; 2003

Notes:  Saccacio was placed on leave and then “retired” effective May 2002 with allegations against him that he abused a teenager in 1960s. His priestly faculties were removed. He was named in one of two multimillion dollar suits filed against Diocese in April, 2003. Suit alleges he abused an altar boy in 1970s. This allegation is separate from allegations that resulted in Saccacio being placed on leave in 2002.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 6/4/88
  • St. Raphael’s, East Meadow, NY; 6/4/88 – 1993
  • St. Mary’s, East Islip, NY; 1993-1995
  • Our Lady of Grace, West Babylon, NY; 1995-2005
  • Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Roosevelt, NY; 2005 – 11/2006

Notes:  Arrested 11/17/06 after year-long investigation of Saloy’s activity in internet chat rooms. The investigation began when the arrest of a porn dealer revealed that Saloy was a customer. Pled guilty on 11/30/06 to possessing over 600 images of child pornography on his rectory computer. Sentenced to 3 1/2 yrs fed. prison 5/1/08. Still on administrative leave.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1958
  • St. Philip Neri, Northport, NY; 1958-61
  • St. Sylvester, Medford, NY; 1961-62
  • Absent on leave; 1962-69

Notes:  Schaefer was accused of abusing one youth on many instances. Schaefer was in charge of a group of young boys who wanted to be priests. The victim alleges that Schaefer abused five other boys in the group also and that a group of parents complained and Schaefer was transferred. Schaefer was named in a lawsuit that had just been filed.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 5/22/48
  • St. Dominic’s, Oyster Bay, NY; 1948-1969
  • St. Dominic High School, Oyster Bay, NY; 1948-1969
  • SUNY, Brookville, NY; Chaplain and Director of Newman Club, 1960-1963
  • St. Andrew’s, Sag Harbor, NY; 1969-1973
  • St. Hugh of Lincoln, Huntington Station, NY; 1973-1987
  • Papal Honors; 1985
  • St. Pius X residence for priests; 1987-1995
  • Vicar for Senior Priests; 1987-1995
  • Coordinator for Latin Mass; 1988-?
  • Our Lady of Hope, Carle Place, NY; 1999
  • Died; 3/11/99

Notes:  Soave is named in one of two 2003 lawsuits against Diocese. The allegations in the suit are the first against Soave but he is believed to be Priest T in the Jan. 2003 Grand Jury report Report says he had a number of victims. Soave, who died in 1999, is accused of fondling a 13 yr old altar boy in late 1970s. Soave sent for therapy and later given title of Vicar for Senior Priests in 1988 when it was recommended that he not return to active ministry.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 6/3/50
  • St. Boniface, Elmont, NY; 1950-1957
  • Assistant Chancellor and Director of Real Estate and Insurance; 1957-1972
  • Curé of Ars, St. John M. Vianney, Merrick, NY; 1958
  • St. Mary of the Isle, Long Beach, NY; 1960-1966
  • Papal Honor; 1962
  • Maria Regina High School, Uniondale, NY; 1966-1969
  • St. Pius X Prep Seminary, Uniondale, NY; 1969-1972
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst, NY; 1972-1975
  • Vice Chancellor and Director of Real Estate, Insurance, Pensions, and Fringe Benefits 1975-1978
  • Holy Trinity High School, Hicksville, NY; 1975-1979
  • St. Gertrude’s, Bayville, NY; 1978-1992
  • Papal Honor; 1980
  • St. Pius X Residence, Amityville; NY 1992-2000, retired 1992
  • Died; 6/9/2000.

Notes:  Stegmann is named as abuser in one of two lawsuits filed in 2003 against the Diocese and numerous priests after the release of the Grand Jury report. He is accused of fondling and sodomizing a 17 yr old sacristan on several occasions. Stegmann died in 2000. This is believed to be first allegation against him.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Notes:  Twomey was Immediately placed on leave without privileges after diocese received 5/31/07 allegation that he had abused a 10 yr old boy in 1994-1995. Both diocese and police continue to investigate the allegations. No criminal charges are expected because the statute of limitations has expired. Twomey has denied all allegations. Arrested 3/08 on accusation that he fondled and french-kissed an adult male in 2006.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • St. Hugh’s, Huntington Station, NY; 1966-1971
  • Not listed in the Directory; 1972
  • St. Peter the Apostle, Islip Terrace, NY; 1972-1973
  • St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hempstead, NY; 1973-1978
  • Defrocked; 1980
  • Not indexed in the Directory until the 1975 volume, but listed in the diocesan pages.

Notes:  Two sisters say Unterstein abused them for several years when they were teenagers. One of them filed a suit which settled in 2000. Unterstein is priest “J” in the 2003 Grand Jury Report. Per articles, he was “defrocked for unknown reasons in 1980.”

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained 4/8/78
  • St. Joseph’s, Ronkonkoma, NY; 1977
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst, NY; 1978
  • St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hempstead, NY; 1978-1985
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, NY; 1985-1988
  • Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park, NY; 1988-1997
  • St. Peter of Alcantara, Port Washington, NY; 1997-1998
  • St. James, Seaford, NY; 1998-2002
  • Not indexed in the Directory; 2003

Notes:  Two victims made accusations 3/02 and said they had previously reported abuse to diocese but nothing done. One said he reported abuse when it occurred and again in 1991. Another said he reported it in 1994. Vollmer still active until 2002. He has been identified as Priest D in the 1/03 Grand Jury report. He admited to abusing at least 12 victims according to the report. Vollmer would supply wine, marijuana and porno videos. Laicized 6/16/04.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Religious Order:  Marianist

Notes:  Suspended from ministry 5/16 by Order due to credible allegation he sexually abused a Chaminade High School student in 2011. Williams was on staff 1991-2012, and President for 12 yrs until he resigned in 2011. Chaminade is an all-boys school. Williams denied the abuse, which is said to have occurred in 2011. Order notified the diocese. Law enforcement notified in 2/15. Statute of limitations expired in 2013. Williams reportedly living in Rome.

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:

  • St. Francis of Assisi, Greenlawn, NY; 1998-2003
  • St. Patrick’s, Bayshore, NY; 2003-2007
  • St. Jude’s, Mastic Beach, NY; 2007-2016

Notes:  Accused in a 1/15 lawsuit of sexually abusing 8-yr-old girl in 2003 when assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Church in Greenlawn NY. Girl’s family reported the alleged abuse to diocese and law enforcement; diocese did not inform the parish or public and kept Yacyshyn in ministry. Diocese said allegations unsubstantiated and called the claim an “unfortunate publicity stunt.” A New York Supreme Court judge ruled in 12/15 the lawsuit could proceed. A second accuser filed suit in 4/25/16, alleging sexual abuse when he was a 5 to 7 yrs-old in 2001-2003 at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn. Yacyshyn denied the allegations. Working at St. Jude’s in Mastic Beach in 4/16.

Diocese of Rochester

The following clergy in the Diocese of Rochester are publicly named on the bishop-accountability.org website as Publicly Accused Clergy. Click on the name in order to review the information that is available and the source for that information.

Illinois

Archdiocese of Chicago

The following clergy in the Archdiocese of New York are publicly named on the bishop-accountability.org website as Publicly Accused Clergy.  Click on the name in order to review the information that is available and the source for that information.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Religious Order:  Congregation of Christian Brothers

Notes: Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Angel is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Angel in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained 5/3/1955
  • 1955-1961: St. Wenceslaus in Chicago, IL (Polish)
  • 1961-1966: St. Mary of Perpetual Help in Chicago, IL (Polish)
  • 1966-1968: Holy Innocents in Chicago, IL (Polish)
  • 1968-1975: St. Bruno’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1975-1977: Sick Leave
  • 6/1975: Resigned

Notes: Newly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan report 3/06. Resigned from priesthood in 1975. Laicized 8/1976. In 4/13, two men filed civil suit against Diocese and Baranowski alleging that he abused them on separate overnight trips in 1961-1962. Both men were students at St. Wenceslaus grammar school in Chicago when alleged abuse occurred.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/8/1974: Ordained
  • 1974-1979: Ascension in Oak Park, IL
  • 1979-1983: Transfiguration in Wauconda, IL
  • 1983-1987: St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL
  • 1988: Not Listed in Catholic Directory
  • 1989-1992: St. Eulalia’s in Maywood, IL
  • 1989-2001: Columbus-Cabrini Medical Center in Chicago, IL
  • Advocate Ravenswood Medical Center in Chicago, IL
  • 6/2002: Resigned

Notes: In 1980s Bartz was on faculty of a seminary where he allegedly had sex with a minor male (may have been other victims as well). He went on leave indefinitely and was returned to duty at Columbus Hospital in 1988 under restrictions and monitoring. Served there until 2001. Left position at another hospital and resigned from priesthood 6/02 after Dallas Bishops’ Conference.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 4/29/1965: Ordained
  • 1965-1972: Queen of Martyrs
  • 1972-1974: Active outside the diocese
  • 1974-1975: Our Lady of the Snows in Chicago, IL
  • 1974-1978: Advocate for Metropolitan Tribunal
  • 1975-1986: St. Clement’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1976-1983: Vice Officialis for Metropolitan Tribunal
  • 1980-1983: Defender of the Bond for Metropolitan Tribunal
  • 1983-1986: Officialis/Judicial Vicar for Metropolitan Tribunal
  • 1986-1989: St. Gertrude’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1986-1989: Judge for Metropolitan Tribunal
  • 10/22/1989: Died

Notes: Canon lawyer who served on Metropolitan Tribunal for years. At least 1 claim included in 10/03 settlement. New lawsuit filed 4/06 re abuse by Becker and another priest in late 1970s. Several other victims known to Plaintiff’s counsel. Suit included in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. At least 1 claim in 8/08 $12.7M settlement involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs. At least one claim included in 7/09 settlement re 4 priests. Died 10/89. Personnel file released 01/14.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Religious Order: Congregation of Christian Brothers

Notes: Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Beckstrom was listed as a ‘former’ brother as of 6/11/14. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Beckstrom in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, IL
  • 1966: Ordained
  • 1966-1974: St. John (Baptist) de la salle in Chicago, IL
  • 1974-1976: Our Lady of the Ridge in Chicago Ridge, IL
  • 1976-1978: St. Joseph and St. Anne (French) in Chicago, IL
  • 1976-1978: Cook County Jail (Chaplain)
  • 1978-1980: St. Christina’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1980-1989: St. John de la salle in Chicago, IL
  • 1989-1991: St. Agnes in Chicago, IL
  • 1991-1997: Our Lady of Fatima
  • 1997-2006: Holy Ghost in South Holland, IL
  • 2/2006: Removed from Holy Ghost

Notes: Archdiocese received allegations 11/12/02 that he had sexually abused 3 boys in 1976-78. Oral sex alleged. Despite polygraph confirmation, Review Board found no reasonable cause to suspect. Alleged on 12/3/03 to have abused 2 girls in 1967-69, including rape. Board recommended removal 10/15/05; Cardinal George kept Bennett in ministry until McCormack case broke. Removed 1/31/06; at least 10 other allegations were received. Settlement 8/12/08 released some documents. Personnel files released 1/14.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/3/1960: Ordained
  • 1960-1966: St. Camillus in Chicago, IL
  • 1966-1970: St. Isidore in Blue Island, IL
  • 1970-1974: St. Symphorosa and Seven Sons in Chicago, IL
  • 1974-1977: On studies
  • 1977-1988: St. Symphorosa and Seven Sons in Chicago, IL
  • 1977-1978: Tribunal Notary
  • 1978-1979: Pro-Synodal Judge
  • 1979-1987: Vice-Officialis/Vice Judicial Vicar
  • 1979-1987: Defender of the Bond
  • 1983-1987: Promoter of Justice
  • 1988: Moved to Kalamazoo Diocese
  • 1988-2000: Judicial Vicar in Diocese of Kalamazoo
  • 1988-1992: St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo, MI
  • 2000-2003: Adjutant Judicial Vicar
  • 6/30/2000: Retired from diocese of Kalamazoo

Notes: Newly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocese report 3/20/06. Accused 1983. Allegation withdrawn 1986. Retired from Kalamazoo Diocese 6/30/00 and moved to AZ. Accusation was reasserted in 8/01 and deemed credible in 9/01. Privileges removed 3/02.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Religious Order: Congregation of Christian Brothers

Notes: One of 11 brothers (one unnamed) and two laymen accused by 31 men in 3 civil cases filed 4/26/13. Bonebreak was accused of abusing one boy at Leo HS in Chicago. Order agreed to $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs in 5/13, perhaps including the complainants in these three cases.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  •  5/3/1955: Ordained
  • 1955-1961: St. Denis in Chicago, IL
  • 1961-1966: St. Lawrence O’Toole in Matteson, IL
  • 1966-1969: Our Lady of Victory in Chicago, IL
  • 1969-1978: St. Timothy’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1978-1995: St. James in Arlington Heights, IL
  • 1984-1995: Dean of Deanery 2, the northwest suburbs, IL
  • 1995-1997: Vicar for Administration
  • 1995-2000: Moderator of the Curia
  • 1995-2002: St. Theresa’s in Chicago, IL
  • 2001: Retired
  • 5/2002: Removed from public ministry
  • 4/2011: Died

Notes: Former Vicar for Admin. Retired in 2001. Removed from duties 5/02 after allegations surfaced 4/02 of sexual misconduct with a minor more than 45 years previously. Another allegation of inappropriate behavior was apparently made but was found unsubstantiated by the Fitness Review Board who termed it “horseplay that might have been misinterpreted.” Files released by archdiocese in 11/14 show allegations of abuse of at least 11 children by Bowman, mostly during 1950s to the 1980s. Archdiocese found 7 of the cases “credible,” with victims ages 8-16. Vatican ordered permanent removal of Bowman from public ministry 9/05. Died 4/11.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/5/1954: Ordained
  • 1954-1961: Sacred Heart (German) in Chicago, IL
  • 1961-1962: St. Sebastian’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1962-1964: St. Linus in Oak Lawn, IL
  • 1964-1968: St. Teresa’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1968-1971: Our Lady of Grace in Chicago, IL
  • 1971-1974: St. Lambert’s in Skokie, IL
  • 1974-1984: St. Francis Xavier in Wilmette, IL
  • 1984-1985: St. Joseph’s in Round Lake, IL
  • 1985-1990: St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine, IL
  • 1990-1992: Mater Christi in North Riverside, IL
  • 1992-1997: Retired
  • 12/2/1997: Died

Notes: Named abuser in Archdiocesan Report 3/20/06. Per documents released 11/14, in 1963 Braun “attempted immorality ” with 14-yr-old male hitchhiker. Boy’s father & police agreed not to press charges if church handled problem. Admitted to sex with young boys as early as 1956. Would pick boys up in car after school and abuse, including sodomy, in car or in Forest Preserves. Placed on leave, sent to treatment, reinstated as assistant Lincoln Park parish. Moved among a number of Chicago parishes, then Wilmette pastor. Alcoholic, began work with others in alcohol treatment at Lakeshore Hospital in 1970s. Pastor in Round Lake, Palatine, North Riverside. Retired 1992, lived in IL & FL. Man came forward 1992 re abuse in 1960, age 13. In 1994 a woman reported to church abuse mid-1960s, age 4. Bernardin ordered restrictions. In 1995, man reported mid-1960s abuse. age 10. Died 1997. By 2008 two more men had come forward, one re 1954 abuse, age 12, the other re early 1980s abuse, at age 22.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Notes: Retired to Las Vegas 6/05. Died 05/23/06..Brigham’s personnel file is one of 30 files of priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors produced by archdiocese in 1/14 and released by plaintiffs’ counsel.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Religious Order: Congregation of Christian Brothers

Summary of Assignments:

  • Schools in Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan and a New Mexico reservation, where Brouillette allegedly had sex with minor males.
  • St. Laurence High School in Burbank, IL
  • St. John Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO

Notes: High School teacher and counselor, active 1960s-90s in HI, MA, MI, NM, IL. Arrested 1998 in IL for solicitation & child porn; convicted 2000; got 4 yrs’ probation. Accused in 7/02 suit of abusing IL high school student 1996-98. Suit alleged sex with minors at schools in HI, MA, MI and NM previously. Second suit 1/03. Living at Vianney Center in MO 2004; left Order & Center at probation’s end. Suit 11/7/12. Part of Order’s $16.5M settlement 5/13. Named by a man 4/4/14 suit in HI re abuse at Damien Memorial High. Name included on Seattle archdiocese’s list 1/15/16 of accused. Was at O’Dea High in Seattle 1968-70. Changed his name to Robert Sullivan.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/12/1971: Ordained
  • 1971-1976: St. Luke’s in River Forest, IL
  • 1976-1978: Our Lady of Grace in Chicago, IL
  • 1978-1979: St. Wenceslaus in Chicago, IL
  • 1979-1984: St. Francis Borgia in Chicago, IL
  • 1984-1989: St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine, IL
  • 1989-1995: St. Pius X in Stickney, IL
  • 1995-1996: St. Priscilla’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1996-2001: St. Frances of Rome in Cicero, IL
  • 2001-2002: St. Mary’s in Buffalo Grove, IL
  • 6/2002: Removed from public ministry
  • 2002-2004: Listed as being on “other assignments.” Address in Mundelein, IL; resided with other accused priests at Cardinal Stritch Retreat House.

Notes: One of 5 priests removed 6/02. Previously accused of sexual misconduct against an underage teenage girl from 1979 to 1984. Allegations reviewed by the Fitness Review Board some time after 1993; Board recommended he be allowed to stay in ministry as long as he was banned from being alone with minors. At least one claim included in 10/03 settlement of claims by 15 men and women who alleged abuse by 12 priests. Vatican approved permanent removal from public ministry 9/05.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/3/1955: Ordained
  • 1955-1961: St. Anne’s in Hazel Crest, IL
  • 1961-1966: St. Catherine Laboure in Glenview, IL
  • 1966-1968: St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Chicago, IL
  • 1968-1973: St. Denis in Chicago, IL
  • 1973-1979: St. Joseph’s in Homewood, IL
  • 1979-1980: St. Terrence in Alsip, IL
  • 1980-1981: Our Lady of Knock in Calumet City, IL
  • 1981-1984: Queen of Apostles in Riverdale, IL
  • 1985: Not listed in Directory
  • 1985-1989: St. Ann’s in Lansing, IL
  • 1990: Not listed in Directory
  • 1990-1992: St. Margaret Hospital and Health Centers (Director of Pastoral Care) in Hammond, IN; Diocese of Gary
  • 1992-2005: Retired
  • 1/2005: Died

Notes: Accused of abuse of a girl ages 8-13 1961-1966 when he was assigned to St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Glenview. Died 1/05. Claim included in 10/05 settlement by Archdiocese with 24 adults alleging abuse by 14 priests.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Religious Order: Society of St. Columban

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1974-1978: St. Columban’s Foreign Mission Society; Diocese of Brooklyn. Mission Society also maintained St. Columban’s House in Chicago.

Notes: Born in Ireland. Spent most of career in Philippines, beginning 1957. In US for 3 yrs beginning 1974 to develop Columban apostolate to the Filipino community. Accused in 1992 lawsuit of abuse of girl during church outing in 1974. She claimed the abuse was reported to his superiors but no action taken by them. Byrne retired 2007 to Ireland. Died 12/12/15.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/8/1974: Ordained 5/8/74
  • 1974-1980: St. Ailbe’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1980-1991: Holy Name of Mary in Chicago, IL
  • 1984-1991: Sacred Heart mission in Chicago, IL
  • 1984-1987: Dean of Deanery 10/11
  • 1991-1994: Holy Angels in Chicago, IL
  • 1995: Cardinal Stritch Retreat House listed as address
  • 1995-2002: Holy Angels in Chicago, IL
  • 6/2002: Removed from public ministry
  • 2002-2005: On leave

Notes: Suspended 1994 due to accusations of sexual molestation of two 15-yr-old boys in 1976. Sent to treatment; deemed “no significant risk” and allowed to return to assignment in 1995. Removed again 6/02 after Dallas Bishops Conference. Sued 2004. Included on 2003 Chicago Archdiocese list of accused priests. Canonical court trial pending 9/05. Laicization announced 10/27/09. Personnel file released 11/14; one man said at the time that Calicott abused him when he was a 12-yr-old altar boy at St. Aibe’s on the South Side in the 1970s. Accused of abuse of at least four boys.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Religious Order: Congregation of Christian Brothers

Notes: Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Carr is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Carr in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago Religious Order: Congregation of Christian Brothers Notes: Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Carroll is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Carroll in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Religious Order: Order of Saint Benedict

Notes: Assigned to St Benedict’s Abbey in Benet Lake, WI on IL border. Arrested 4/13, charged with trying to abduct a 14-year-old girl in Antioch IL, and with disorderly conduct. Police saw him stop near 3 other girls. He fled and they arrested him the next day. Admitted approaching several girls over previous 6 weeks. Arrested again 5/3/13 after children found at Abbey. Pled guilty 12/5/13 to one count of child abduction. Sentenced to 6 months of periodic imprisonment, plus 24 months of felony probation.

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