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AbayaRubin< 1977PAccusedDiocesanOne of seven priests named as defendants in 1984 civil suits filed by a 16 yr old girl seduced by Santiago (Henry) Tamayo and then by six other Filipino priests in Los Angeles. All fled the country (with support from Archdiocese) after suits filed. Others include Henry Caboang, Valentine Tugade, Sylvio Lacar, Victor Balbin, and Angelo Cruces. One of the priests (not Abaya) fathered the girl's child. Archdiocese contributed to support of child after dismissal of one suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
United Press International 02.08.84; United Press International 03.08.84; United Press International 11.16.84; United Press International 02.17.87; Milla v Tamayo, 187 Cal App 3d 1453 03.04.87; LA Times 03.28.91; Daily Breeze 12.05.07; LA Times 12.05.07; SNAP Statement 08.09.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AbdonAndrew1945BSettledBros Christian SchoolIn 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 Br Abdon at St. Michael's. Born John Christenson. Trained at Juniorate in Las Vegas NM and De La Salle Novitiate in Lafayette LA. Took the habit in 1936; final profession 1945. Died 8/17/77. Stadium at St Michael's is Brother Abdon Field, even in 2008. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Obituary and Assignments 08.17.77; Ortiz y Pino, M v Christian Brothers 05.17.95; Ortiz y Pino, P v Christian Brothrs 05.17.95; Sante Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Journal 05.19.95; McGuire v Christian Brothers 06.28.95; Albuquerque Journal 07.01.95; Malone v St Charles College, Abdon & NOSF 08.03.95; Albuquerque Journal 08.08.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
AbercrombieLeonard A.1946PAccusedDiocesanLetter 7/93 to Pope JP II, Stafford, and Mahony, alleged abuse of boy 1953-57 from age 7 and counted several victims. Said Abercrombie admitted abuse to victim's sister in 1992. USAF chaplain 1950-53 in LA. Baker diocese 1962-64 but listed on sick leave. VA chaplain in LA 1972-93. Retired. Died 10/94. Late 1950s abuse alleged to Denver in 2002. CA suit 2003. LA Arch. rpt 2/17/04 noted 2 CA victims in 1970s. 1st CO suit filed 9/20/05. At least 9 men allege abuse. Some suits mediated. Others settled 7/08.Denver, COSource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; Murphy Letter to Pope 7.93; Denver Post 09.13.05; Denver Post 09.21.05; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; Denver Post 12.18.05; Denver Post 02.04.06; Rocky Mountain News 02.14.06; Denver Post 05.06.06; Rocky Mountain News 05.24.06; Rocky Mountain News 06.01.06; Denver Post 11.02.06; Denver Post 11.13.06; Denver Post 01.05.07; Colorado Springs Gazette 02.18.07
Assignments:
Rocky Mountain News 9.14.07 (add'l article); Rocky Mountain News 4.12.08 (add'l article); Colorado Springs Gazette 5.25.08 (add'l article); Denver Post 7.2.08 (add'l article); Assignment Record; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Abeywickrema
Lionel Augustine1951PAccusedDiocesanAbeywickrema, 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 ages 6 to 14. The women reached out-of-court settlement with Santa Fe archdiocese; announced 7/1/93. Removed from public ministry. Died 11/12/08. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Roswell Daily Record 07.01.93; The New Mexican (AP) 07.01.93; The New Mexican (AP) 07.03.93; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
AbramsJohn L.1951PAccusedDiocesanRetired 1997. Some time after 2002 several men reported to the diocese that they were sexually abused by Abrams during 1979-1982, when they were boys and he was pastor of Sacred Heart in Queens. No criminal charges filed. Diocese publicly announced 11/07 that the review board deemed the allegations credible and Abrams' authority as a priest had been permanently removed. His case was being referred to Vatican. Abrams was 83-yrs-old at the time.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Statement by Diocese of Brooklyn 11.08.07; NY Post 11.14.07; Times Ledger 11.15.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AbruzzeseJoseph A.1990PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 11/93. Pleaded no contest in 1994 to second-degree sexual assault for grabbing and fondling a 16-yr- old boy in a local park. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation and counseling. Shown as Absent on Leave per 1995 - 2002 Official Catholic Directories. Not listed after 2002. Current status unknown.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 01.14.94; Providence Journal-Bulletin 07.03.94; Providence Journal 09.24.94; Providence Journal 11.21.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AceboJeffrey1986PSuedDiocesanAs a newly ordained priest, Acebo confessed to Bishop Cummins in 1986 that he had molested a 16-yr-old girl. He wanted to make the relationship public but Bishop refused. He sent Acebo for treatment and reassigned him. Acebo served in four parishes over the next 15 yrs. Named in civil suit and apology service.Oakland, CASource:
San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08; Bay Area News Group 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
Ackerson
Francis1946PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named in the 3/1/16 PA Grand Jury Report on the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown among priests "alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children." Abuse alleged 1955-56 of 15-yr-old boy at St. Mary's Orphanage in Cresson PA, and included oral and attempted anal rape. Died 8/11/02.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16
Assignments:
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16
Acosta
Jorge BSuedSalesianJoined seminary at age 18 and left religious life in 1983. Named as abuser "Br. Jorges Acosta" in 2005 civil suit by 2 men against Salasian Order and Mary Help of Christians School in Tampa. Admitted in 02/07 deposition to sexual relations with three students in1983 when he was teacher and cleric at school. He told the principal about 2 of the incidents but was never reported to law enforcement. 2nd suit filed by 1 4/07. One settlement announced 7/08. Amount confidential. No criminal charges due to SOLSt. Petersburg, FLSource:
Tampa Tribune 02.24.07; Tampa Tribune 02.25.07; Tampa Tribune 04.14.07; St. Petersburg Times 04.17.07; Tampa Tribune 06.02.07; Tampa Tribune 02.14.08; St. Petersburg Times 05.20.08; Tampa Tribune 05.20.08
AcresJohn H.1983PSuedJesuitSued 2002. Accused of abuse of sudents at Boston College High School in the late 1980s. Claims referred to Suffolk DA. Officially left the Order sometime between 1995-2002, per 3/02 article. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 03.08.02; Boston Herald 03.08.02; Boston Globe 03.14.02; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Adams
Alvin J.1967PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 3/09 from parish assignment and position as chaplain at Bp. Canevin High after new allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in late 1960s in his first assignment. Three accusers known as of 2/10 but only 1 was considered credible by Diocese. This was woman who accused him of fondling her at Mon Valley HS in late 1970s. in 2/10 he was permanently restricted to a supervised ministry as chaplain to a convent of sisters but assignment withdrawn after complaints from parents of nearby school.Pittsburgh, PASource:
KDKA 3.5.09; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3.5.09; York Daily Record (AP) 03.05.09; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.18.10; Pittsburgh Tribune-Tribune 02.19.10; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.20.10; WPIX 02.23.10
Adams
Archie H.1955PAccusedDiocesanAdams was named in 2/03 article as one of four priests against whom documented and substantial allegations of serious abuse have been made. He had not been publicly accused in the past. Adams was granted a medical leave and retired status in 1994. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, he was still shown as on sick leave. By 8/05 he was "no longer in the priesthood" and diocese did not keep track of him.Madison, WISource:
Wisconsin State Journal 04.30.94; Madison Capital Times 02.19.03; Wisconsin State Journal 08.02.05
Adams
Benedict 1957PAccusedofm capIdentified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Died 4/15/02. Worked in Wisconsin for much of his career. Adams' name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against himDetroit, MISource:
FindAGrave 04.15.02; Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13
AdamsCletus1941PAccusedT.O.R. FranciscansMember of T.O.R community in Hollidaysburg PA. Per PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16 accused of molesting a little girl 1972-80 in Rapid City, SD. Bishop Dimmerling moved him to another parish due to the accusation and released him from diocese 1984. Adams worked in PA 1941-68, VA 1968-70, SD 1972-83. Returned to PA 1971-72, then 1984. In 1993 wanted to teach children piano lessons.T.O.R Provincial Giles Schinelli denied the request after reviewing Adams' file, writing "it is best he is now on our list of retired friars." Adams died 1996.Rapid City, SDSource:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16; NBC 12 03.17.16
Assignments:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
Adamsky
Raymond J.1958PAccusedDiocesanServed in 11 parishes in 34 yrs. Accused of molestation in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1971 & 1983. Name appears on Archdiocese's 4/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of abuse. Adamsky retired in 1993 and was fullyrestricted from priestly ministry. Case sent to the Vatican for review 2004. Prayer & Penance requested.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List 07.09.04; Associated Press 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; A History of Saint Joseph - Racine 07.16.09; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Journal Times with Documents 07.02.13; NBC News 07.02.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Adamson
Thomas1958PSettledDiocesan100+ victims. At least 12 suits filed late 1980s-early 1990s. Permanently removed from ministry 1984. Trial on one suit with major verdict for Plaintiff 12/90. Civil suit filed 4/06. Abused in Winona prior to transfer to St Paul AD. All settlements estimated at over $6M. One 2006 case dismissed 2010 reinstated by Court of Appeals 6/11; rejected by MN Supreme Court 7/12. Living in Rochester MN. Banned from church property. New suits 5/30/13 & 8/28/13 under new MN law. Laicized 2009. May 2006 deposition released 6/11/14. To draw monthly pension with medical and dental coverage for rest of life. As of 7/14, Winona Diocese wants venue change for civil trial. Judge refused to dismiss case 7/21/14. Trial set for 9/22/14 but was reset to 11/14. Diocese formally requested change of venue or request to indefinitely delay trial. Judge ruled for Plaintiff 09/03/14, and trial to be split into two phases. New suit filed 4/17/16. Suit filed 5/23/16 re abuse of 4th grade boy at Cathedral, 1969-72.Winona, MNSource:
Letter by Fr Carlson to Adamson File 11.25.80; Memo from Then-Bishop Carlson 06.29.84; Time 08.19.91; Adamson Personnel Files and Court Rulings 10.12.10; Collection of Articles Prior to 01.01.12; Minnesota Public Radio 01.09.12; Post-Bulletin 03.02.12; Star-Tribune 07.25.12; Statement of Jeff Anderson 07.25.12; LaCrosse Tribune 07.27.12; Statement by Jeff Anderson & Assoc 07.27.12; Legal Examiner 08.30.12; Minnesota Public Radio 02.13.13; Winona Daily News 04.27.13; Patrick Wall Blog 05.20.13; Pioneer Press 05.29.13; Winona Daily News 05.29.13; MPR News 05.30.13; Winona Daily News 05.30.13; Press TV 05.31.13; Doe 16 v Diocese of Winona, 3rd District Court, Winona MN 08.27.13; KAAL with Documents 08.29.13; KIMT 08.29.13; Post-Bulletin 08.29.13; Statement by Diocese of Winona 08.29.13; Winona Daily News (with documents) 08.29.13; KTTC 08.30.13; Riverfront Times (with documents) 09.16.13; Pioneer Press 11.27.13; Pioneer Press 12.02.13; Winona Daily News 12.04.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Fridley Patch 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Albert Lea Tribune 12.06.13; MinnPost 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Pioneer Press 12.10.13; Press Release by Anderson & Associates 12.10.13; Star Tribune 12.10.13; Winona Daily News 12.11.13; Albert Lea Tribune 12.16.13; Anderson & Assoc Press Release 12.16.13; Diocese of Winona Statement and List of Accused Priests with Assignments 12.16.13; Fridley Patch 12.16.13; Pioneer Press 12.16.13; Post Bulletin 12.16.13; Star Tribune 12.16.13; Post Bulletin 12.17.13; Post-Bulletin 12.17.13; Winona Daily News 12.17.13; Post Bulletin 12.20.13; Pioneer Press 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; Winona Daily News 01.04.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.11.14; SNAP MN Statement 01.13.14; Star Tribune 01.13.14; Pioneer Press 01.31.14; Pioneer Press 02.04.14; Bring Me The News 02.11.14; KARE 11 02.11.14; KSTP 02.11.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.11.14; Pioneer Press 02.11.14; Star Tribune 02.11.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 02.11.14; KARE 11 02.12.14; SNAP Statement 02.12.14; Archdiocese of St Paul Statement re Appeal to MN Court of Appeals 02.14.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.14.14; Pioneer Press 02.14.14; SNAP Statement 02.14.14; Star Tribune 02.14.14; Winona Daily News 02.15.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.27.14; Pioneer Press 02.27.14; SNAP Statement 02.27.14; Media Statement from Anderson & Associates (with Orders) 03.05.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.05.14; MN SNAP Statement 03.05.14; Pioneer Press 03.05.14; Star Tribune 03.05.14; Pioneer Press 03.18.14; Winona Daily News 03.22.14; Star Tribune 03.24.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.25.14; Bring Me News 03.26.14; Pioneer Press 03.27.14; St Cloud Times 03.27.14; Star Tribune 03.27.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 04.02.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.03.14; Pioneer Press 04.03.14; St Cloud Times 04.03.14; KSTP 04.16.14; Media Statement by Anderson & Assoc 04.16.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.16.14; My Fox 9 04.16.14; Pioneer Press 04.16.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 04.16.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; DotCommonweld 04.25.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 04.25.14; Daily Reporter (AP) 05.08.14; Star Tribune 05.08.14; Star Tribune 05.09.14; Deposition of Archbishop Flynn 05.14.14; Adamson Deposition 05.16.14; Star Tribune 05.24.14; Minnesota Public Radio 05.28.14; Pioneer Press 05.28.14; Star Tribune 05.28.14; Anderson & Assoc Media Release 06.04.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.04.14; MN SNAP Statement 06.04.14; Pioneer Ress 06.04.14; Star Tribune 06.04.14; SNAP Statement 06.06.14; Anderson & Associates Media Statement 06.09.14; Archdiocese of St Paul Statement 06.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.09.14; Pioneer Press 06.09.14; SNAP Statement 06.09.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.09.14; Star Tribune 06.09.14; Video Excerpts and Documents from Archbishop Carlson Deposition 06.09.14; Riverfront Times 06.10.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.10.14; The American Conservative 06.10.14; Archdiocese of St Louis Statement 06.11.14; Catholic Culture 06.11.14; DotCommonweal 06.11.14; Fox 2 06.11.14; KAAL ABC 6 06.11.14; KMOV 06.11.14; KSDK 06.11.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.11.14; National Catholic Reporter 06.11.14; Pioneer Press 06.11.14; PostBulletin 06.11.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.11.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.11.14; St Louis Public Radio 06.11.14; St Louis Review 06.11.14; Star Tribune 06.11.14; Catholic League 06.12.14; Huffington Post 06.12.14; KAAL TV 06.12.14; KSDK 06.12.14; Riverfront Times 06.12.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.12.14; Fox 2 06.13.14; KMOV 06.13.14; LaCrosse Tribune 06.13.14; St Louis Review 06.13.14; Statement by Archbishop Carlson 06.13.14; Winona Daily News 06.13.14; MissouriNet 06.14.14; Winona Daily News 06.15.14; St Cloud Times (AP) 06.21.14; Winona Daily News 06.21.14; Diocese of Winona Updated List & Media Statement 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.23.14; WXOW 06.23.14; Anderson & Associates Media Statement 06.24.14; Austin Daily Herald 06.24.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul regarding depositions of key individuals 06.24.14; Winona Daily News 06.24.14; Daily Reporter 06.25.14; Pioneer Press 06.25.14; Star Tribune 06.25.14; Star Tribune 06.25.14; Star Tribune 06.25.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.28.14; Star Tribune 07.07.14; Affidavit of Jennifer Hasberger 07.15.14; Anderson & Assoc 07.15.14; National Catholic Reporter 07.15.14; Star Tribune 07.15.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 07.15.14; Fox 9 07.16.14; Anderson & Associated Media Release 07.18.14; St Cloud Times 07.20.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Pioneer Press 07.21.14; Fox 9 07.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.22.14; Southern Minn 07.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 08.04.14; Pioneer Press 08.04.14; Pioneer Press 08.26.14; Star Tribune 08.26.14; Anderson & Associates Media Release 09.03.14; Minnesota Public Radio 09.03.14; Pioneer Press 09.03.14; Star Tribune 09.03.14; Winona Daily News 09.03.14; KAAL 09.04.14; Winona Daily News 09.04.14; Star Tribune 09.10.14; Winona Daily News 09.10.14; Supplemental Pretrial Order 09.15.14; WQOW 09.15.14; Winona Daily News 03.09.16; KIMT 04.17.16; Winona Daily News 05.22.16; Winona Daily News 05.25.16; Anderson & Associates Media Release 09.15.25
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Church Assignment Record; Diocese of Winona Assignment Record
Aerts
Daniel C.1977PAccusedDiocesanIn 4/02 Aerts admitted to sexual misconduct with teen in 1979 while serving at St. Thomas and Holy Spirit parishes in Grand Rapids. Apparently the victim sent him a letter in 2002 and he forwarded it to Diocese. He resigned from his position. Bishop said there was no prior knowledge of abuse.Grand Rapids, MISource:
Associated Press 04.28.02; Grand Rapid Press 04.29.02; Grand Rapid Press 05.17.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
AgnesSister NSuedBenedictineWoman claims in 1991 or 1992 suit that she was abused by Sister Agnes, a teacher at elementary school in San Antonio. Said she told at least two priests, both Clarentians, during the time of the abuse. She claims she repressed memories until early 1990.Suit was filed within two years of 1990 but lower court dismissed on Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment. Appeals court affirmed dismissal at 873 S.W.2d 87 (2/94).San Antonio, TXSource:
Sanchez v. Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX Court of Appeals, 02.23.94
Agostino
Joseph V.1983PAccusedVincentianMan 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.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Statement from the Congregation of the Mission and the Diocese of Brooklyn 05.15.09; The Tablet 05.16.09
Assignments:
Vincentiians Agostino bio; BA.org Assignment Record
Aguilar-Rivera
Nicolas1970PChargedDiocesanOrdained Mexico. Extern priest in LA 1987. Warrant issued 1988 re abuse of at least 2. Fled US after warrant issued. Abused at least 26 boys in 10 months. (See Dallas Morning News Article.) In 9/06, some survivors filed suit in Los Angeles accusing a Cardinal from Mexico of covering up Aguilar's past and helping him transfer to US before abuse. Laicization announced 7/09. New suits 6/09, 8/10 & 12/10 and 3/13. Personnel files released 1/13. 11 claims settled 2/18/14 as part of $13M settlement. Suit filed 6/14 by 2 brothers claiming Aguilar-Rivera sexually abused them at St. Agatha's in L.A. in 1987, when they were ages 9-11; settled 12/15.Los Angeles, CASource:
Los Angeles Personnel File; Collection of articles prior to 02.23.13; LA Times 02.23.13; LA Daily News 02.24.13; Courthouse News Service 03.14.13; Fresno Bee (AP) 05.13.13; KMPH (AP) 05.14.13; Worthy Adversary 05.14.13; LA Times 12.01.13; KPCC 02.18.14; LA Times 02.18.14; SNAP Statement 02.18.14; Star Tribune (AP) 02.18.14; Aguas Digital 02.19.14; BishopAccountability Documents Page on Aguilar created 02.19.14; La Opinion 02.19.14; LA Times 02.19.14; Los Angeles Daily News 02.19.14; NBC Los Angeles 02.19.14; AM 02.20.14; Catholic Online 02.20.14; Cardinal Roger Mahony Blog 02.23.14; Catholic Culture 02.24.14; SNAP Statement 03.10.14; SNAP Statement 03.19.14; The Patch [Culver City] 12.18.15; Jornada Oriente 02.24.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Agustin
Honesto1982PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in Philippines. Placed on leave 6/06 from St. Therese of the Little Flower after accusation of improper conduct with a minor. No other details known. No criminal charges to be filed. Investigation dropped prior to 8/07 after "police investigation cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing." Active priest at St. Albert's Parish in Reno as of 2012.Reno, NVSource:
Gazette-Journal 7.1.06; Reno Catholic Project 6.5.12; Las Vegas Sun (AP) 06.25.06; Reno Gazette 06.25.06; KRNV 06.29.06; Reno Gazette-Journal 08.19.07
AhearnThomas Kieran1964PConvictedFranciscanAhearn arrested 1/93 and charged with molesting 14 yr old youth he picked up while on a skiing vacation. Found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sentenced to 2 yrs probation. Youth also filed a civil suit in 1995. Personnel file produced to Court in 1999. Ahearn died 12/97.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 3.8.94; Associated Press 01.21.93; Boston Globe 01.22.93; Hartford Courant 03.11.93; Hartford Courant 03.28.93; Boston Globe 03.10.94; Danbury News-Times 12.19.97; Connecticut Post 11.13.02
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Ahern
Richard J.1954PAccusedStigmatineFirst accusation surfaced in 1984; never assigned to public ministry after that. Died 2/1/01. Starting in 2002, named in several suits alleging abuse in 1970s. Personnel file includes 1993 complaint that Ahern abused a boy age 13 in 1960s, and an allegation that he molested an altar boy 1959-1961 in Richmond VA diocese while pastor. Also worked in New York and Boston archdioceses. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.because he was order priest. Deceased.Springfield, MASource:
8.18.93 Letter re allegations of abuse by Ahern and others; Description of 1959-61 Abuse; Michael Moe et al. v. The Trustees of the Stigmatine Fathers, Inc. aka Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata et al, Cause No. 05-0059, 6.4.08; Restricted from Springfield MA & Difficulties in Lynn; Boston Globe 08.10.02; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Telegram & Gazette 03.21.12
Assignments:
Stigmatine Biography; Boston Faculties Record; Letter Documenting Ahern's Work with Shanley
Ahumada
Arturo DConvictedDiocesanDeacon. Pleaded no contest in 3/02 of providing pornographic material to 2 boys and misdemeanor sexual battery on one of them between 1999-2000 at Epiphany Church in South El Monte. Taken into custody 5/02 pending sentencing Sentenced 6/02 to 1 ys in county jail, a 44-month suspended state prison term, 5 yrs felony probation, and required to register as sex offender.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6; LA Times 04.16.02; City News Services 05.24.02; LA Times 06.28.02; LA Times 08.18.02; Religion News Service 07.18.07
AkuzieBennet PArrestedDiocesanNigerian 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.Brooklyn, NYSource:
NY Daily News 4.3.96; NY Times 4.4.96
Albaugh
William Steven1996DArrestedDiocesanDeacon of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nottingham since 1996. Arrested 3/1/13 and released on bail for possession of child abuse images aka child porn which he stored on thumb drives and on his Verizon online cloud storage system. Verizon Online reported the presence of the images. Albaugh admitted he stored the images but said he would never harm a child. Suspended from his duties.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 03.01.13; CT Post 03.01.13; NBC Washington 03.01.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Baltimore 03.01.13; The Parkville Patch 03.01.13; WBAL 03.01.13; WJZ 03.01.13; WMAR 03.01.13; Baltimore Sun 03.04.13; North Baltimore Patch 05.03.13
Albeke (Albecke)Henry A.1973PSettledDiocesanClaims against Albeke were settled by Diocese as part of massive settlement 10/03. Diocese paid $21M to 40 people who claim that they were abused by 16 priests, including Albeke. Albeke is only priest on the list whose name had not previouslybeen made public. He was placed on leave 8/02 after a man reported he had been abused by the priest in 1978 at St. Jude Church in Monroe. Name is also spelled Albecke.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Connecticut Post 10.16.03; Associated Press 10.17.03; Connecticut Post 10.17.03
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
AlbertBrother BSuedMaristBrother Albert (no last name known) was named in 2005 civil suit as having abused one man at Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, during the years 1969 - 1971 when the accuser was a student and Albert taught there. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled.Boston, MASource:
JOHN DOE Nos. 30 - 68 and MARY ROE Nos. 6 - 8, v. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, C.A. 05-0006; BishopAccountability Letter to Dr. Mary Jane Doherty, Chairperson of the Archdiocese of Boston Review Board 07.27.11; Boston Globe 07.28.11
AlbinoJohn C.1990PSettledDiocesanOne of 4 priests alleged to have offered 16- yr-old boy money for sex, threatening to harm him if he told. Also accused of participating in mutual masturbation with the other priests while the boy watched. Suit filed 2000 and settled by 2002. Reportedly "removed from ministry."New York, NYSource:
NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Staten Island Advance 06.22.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Albrecht
G.R. Keith1977PAccusedDiocesanExpelled by Franciscan Order in early 1970s prior to taking solemn vows, but ordained in Cincinnati in 1977. Removed from duty 1993 after accusation of sexual abuse of teen boy during late 1970s-early '80s. Another accuser then surfaced alleging abuse as an 8th-grade boy, on a trip to New York with Albrecht. Would target troubled adolescent males, then molest them. Two known to have lived with him in rectory. Admitted to sexual behavior with four youths, saying he thought he was "acting out of love." Laicized by Vatican as of 10/05. A 2004 suit alleging abuse from 1977-1981 dismissed after Ohio Supreme Court ruled victims must file before the age of 20.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Dayton Daily News 05.05.02; Dayton Daily News 06.27.02; Dayton Daily News 03.05.04; Archdiocese of Cincinnati Press Release 10.12.05; Dayton Daily News 10.13.05; Dayton Daily News 06.23.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AlbrechtsonDennis DAccusedDiocesanServed as deacon at St. Anthony's in Renton in 1989. Name included on the archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; The Daily World 01.18.16
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
AlexBrother BSuedBros. Christian SchoolIn 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. Santa Fe, NMSource:
Ortiz y Pino, M v. Christian Brothers et al 05.17.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Journal 05.19.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96
AlexanderJoseph J.1973BAccusedBenedictineLafayette, LA Diocese placed Alexander on leave 4/02 after allegations that he abused a youth in the early 1960s prior to ordination. At the time of the alleged abuse, Alexander was a Benedictine monk in Uniontown, KY and the boy was a student at a nearby seminary. Alexander "acknowledged his involvement" in the incident. Alexander joined the Benedictine order in 1955. He became a priest in Lafayette in 1973.Owensboro, KYSource:
Associated Press 04.15.02; Advocate 04.16.02; Daily Advertiser 04.16.02; Associated Press 04.17.02; Daily Advertiser 05.10.02; Advocate 09.27.14
Assignments:
Associated Press 4.16.02; BA.org assignment record
Alexander
Marc R.1985PSuedDiocesanHeld many key positions in the Diocese of Honolulu, including Vicar General, before leaving to accept position as Governor's homeless coordinator in 02/11. Bishop withdrew his priestly privileges at that time. He resigned from homeless position in 1/12 after admitting that he had a sexual relationship with a woman while he was a priest. Allegations were made that he was involved with numerous women and that Diocese had sent him to St. Luke's Institute for treatment before he left his priestly duties. He was sued 4/23/14 by woman who alleged he abused her as a minor while he was at St. John Vianney in Kailua in the 1980s. Case settled in 2016. Appointed by Honolulu mayor in 2/17 to lead Housing Office.Honolulu, HISource:
Catholic News Agency 01.27.11; Honolulu Civil Beat 01.05.12

PASTOR APPOINTMENTS FOR SIX-YEAR TERM

Father Rodney Adams, associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn, to St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Omaha.

Father Ross Burkhalter, St. Boniface Parish in Elgin and St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville, and president of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Elgin, to St. Anthony Parish in Columbus.

Father Thomas Fangman, Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha and CEO of Christian Urban Education Service (CUES), to St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn.

Father Norman Hunke, St. Charles Borromeo Parish near Gretna, to St. Thomas More Parish in Omaha, effective Aug. 1.

Father Frank Jindra, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Omaha, to additional duties as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Omaha, with residence there.

Father Walter Jong-a-Kiem, associate pastor of Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha, to St. Joseph Parish in Platte Center, St. Michael Parish in Tarnov and St. Stanislaus Parish in Duncan.

Father Kevin Joyce, associate pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha, to Holy Family Parish in Decatur and St. Patrick Parish in Tekamah.

Father Owen Korte, St. Gerald Parish in Ralston, to Holy Trinity Parish in Hartington and president of Cedar Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Hartington.

Father David Korth, director of the St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago and associate pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Winnebago, St. Cornelius Parish in Homer, St. Joseph Parish in Walthill and Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Macy, to Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha and CEO of Christian Urban Education Service (CUES), effective Aug. 1.

Father Lydell Lape, St. Anthony Parish in Columbus, to St. Mary Parish in Bellevue.

Father Jeffery Loseke, Holy Trinity Parish in Hartington and president of Cedar Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Hartington, leaving June 30, to St. Charles Borromeo Parish near Gretna, effective Aug. 1.

Father Jeffrey Mollner, chaplain of V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha and in residence at St. Patrick Parish in Gretna, to St. Mary Parish in Wayne and campus ministry at Wayne State College in Wayne.

Father Mark Nolte, from leave to Diocese of Nashville, to St. Gerald Parish in Ralston.

Father Timothy Podraza, St. Joseph Parish in Platte Center, St. Michael Parish in Tarnov and St. Stanislaus Parish in Duncan, to St. Andrew Parish in Bloomfield and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Crofton.

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Father John Rickert, to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Omaha, effective July 15.

Father Leo Rigatuso, St. John Nepomucene Parish and Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, both in Howells, and Holy Trinity Parish in Heun, to St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish in Bellevue.

Father William Sanderson, St. Mary Parish, to St. Stanislaus Parish, both in Omaha – remains pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Omaha.

Father Stanley Schmit, St. Michael Parish in Albion and St. John the Baptist Parish in Petersburg, to St. John Nepomucene Parish and Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, both in Howells, and Holy Trinity Parish in Heun.

Father Joseph Taphorn, moderator of the curia, vicar for clergy, director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha and chaplain of campus ministry for the University of Nebraska Omaha, with residence at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha, to director/pastor of the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha, with residence there, effective Aug. 1. He remains moderator of the curia and will serve an additional three-year term as a judge of the metropolitan tribunal.

Father Mark Tomasiewicz, St. Patrick Parish in Tekamah and Holy Family Parish in Decatur, to St. Michael Parish in Albion and St. John the Baptist Parish in Petersburg.

Father Kevin Vogel, associate pastor of St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion, to St. Boniface Parish in Elgin, St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville and president of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Elgin.

Father James Weeder, associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in O’Neill and of St. Joseph Parish in Amelia, to St. Boniface Parish in Stuart and St. Joseph Parish in Atkinson.

PASTOR REAPPOINTMENTS FOR SIX-YEAR TERM (Effective June 24)

Father Daniel Andrews, Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk.

Father David Belt, St. Patrick Parish in Fremont.

Father Matthew Gutowksi, St. Joseph Parish in Springfield.

Father Gerald Leise, Sacred Heart Parish in Emerson and St. John the Baptist Parish in Pender.

Father Michael Malloy, St. Patrick Parish in Battle Creek and St. Francis de Sales Parish in Schoolcraft.

ASSOCIATE PASTORS

Father Ben Boyd, in residence at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha, to Christ the King Parish in Omaha.

Father Jason Catania of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, in residence at Holy Trinity Parish in Hartington, to Christ the King Parish in Omaha (half-time) with residence there.

Father Augustine Gama, resident at St. Philip Neri-Blessed Sacrament Parish, to Mary Our Queen Parish, both in Omaha.

Father Marcus Knecht, to St. Patrick Parish in O’Neill and St. Joseph Parish in Amelia.

Father Tobias Letak, to St. James Parish in Omaha.

Father Rafael Majano, to Assumption-Guadalupe Parish in Omaha.

Father Patrick Nields, to St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion.

Father John Norman, Christ the King Parish in Omaha, to St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn.

Father Andrew Roza, director of vocations and associate chaplain of University of Nebraska Omaha campus ministry with residence at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha, to St. John Paul II Newman Center with residence there, effective Aug. 1, and remains director of vocations.

Father Eliot Schwer, to St. Patrick Parish in Fremont.

Father Joseph Sund, to St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha.

Father Andrew Syring, St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha, to St. Mary Parish in West Point, St. Aloysius Parish in Aloys, St. Boniface Parish in Monterey and St. Anthony Parish in St. Charles Township.

Father Michael Voithofer, St. James Parish in Omaha, to St. Gerald Parish in Ralston.

Father Ronald Wasikowski, pastor of St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish in Bellevue, to St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha.

SPECIAL

Father Mark Beran, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Wayne, and campus ministry at Wayne State College, to director of the St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, and associate pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Winnebago, St. Cornelius Parish in Homer, St. Joseph Parish in Walthill and Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Macy. He also is appointed spiritual director of the Rural TEC program.

Father James de Anda, from graduate studies in canon law, to defender of the bond of the metropolitan tribunal (half-time) and associate pastor of Holy Name Parish in Omaha (half-time), effective Sept. 1.

Father Patrick Harrison, associate pastor of St. Gerald Parish in Ralston, to chaplain of V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, with residence at St. Patrick Parish in Gretna.

Father Scott Hastings, judicial vicar and resident at Assumption-Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, to additional duties as vicar for clergy, with residence at St. Bernadette Parish in Bellevue, effective Aug. 1.

Father Ryan Lewis, pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Omaha, to chaplain of Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue, with residence at Holy Ghost Parish in Omaha, effective Aug. 1.

RETIREMENTS

Father Michael Fitzpatrick, pastor of St. Stanislaus Parish in Omaha and defender of the bond of the metropolitan tribunal. He remains delegate for retired priests.

Msgr. James Gilg, pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Omaha – will be in residence at Boys Town in Omaha.

Father Dennis Hanneman, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue.

Father Frank Lordemann, associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in West Point, St. Aloysius Parish in Aloys, St. Boniface Parish in Monterey, and St. Anthony Parish in St. Charles Township – will be in residence at Boys Town in Omaha.

Father Gary Ostrander, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn – will remain in residence there.

Father Michael Schmitz, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Crofton and St. Andrew Parish in Bloomfield.

Father Luke Steffes, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Atkinson and St. Boniface Parish in Stuart.

RELEASED FROM PARISH PASTORAL DUTIES IN THE ARCHDIOCESE

Jesuit Father Hubert Boschert, completes his service as associate pastor of Christ the King Parish in Omaha. He will reside at the Jesuit community at Creighton University in Omaha.

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Father John Brancich, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Omaha, being reassigned outside the archdiocese by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, effective July 15.

Jesuit Father John Montag, associate pastor of Assumption-Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and St. Joseph Parish, both in Omaha, reassigned outside the archdiocese by the Society of Jesus, effective May 31.

DEACONS

Deacon James Keating, St. Margaret Mary Parish, to St. John Paul II Newman Center, both in Omaha, effective Aug. 1.

Deacon Timothy Howard, St. Leonard Parish in Madison, to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Humphrey.

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