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Lists of Accused Priests
Released by Dioceses and Religious Institutes

This page gathers the lists of accused priests (see below) that have been released by dioceses and religious orders, since the first such list was posted by the Diocese of Tucson on June 21, 2002. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas [3] was co-adjutor bishop at the time, and the Dallas charter's goal of transparency was cited as the rationale for the release.

Cardinal William H. Keeler [2] released a list for the Archdiocese of Baltimore on September 25, 2002 and explained that he and the other U.S. bishops were making "an absolute commitment" to disclosure in order to earn forgiveness and rebuild trust – the church's "crisis of trust" was brought on, he wrote, by "horrible and criminal actions, and by inaction and secrecy."

Keeler resigned in 2007 and is battling brain cancer. His successor, Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien, removed the list from the Baltimore archdiocesan website, and the current ordinary, Archbishop William E. Lori, has not restored it.

In the meantime, about two dozen other dioceses and religious orders have released lists, often in compliance with the nonmonetary requirements of a settlement (see, for example, the bankruptcy reorganization plan of the Jesuits' Oregon Province, with a link to the mandated list). In the few cases where a list has not been released according to the terms of an agreement, there are still pressures and considerations of various kinds. It is illuminating, for example, to compare Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli's public letter about the original Wilmington diocesan list, as published in the diocesan newspaper, with the vicar general's letter to an accused priest about the release. Scroll down to view our linked list of lists, or click on a diocese or religious order to hop directly to that list on the page below:

Dioceses: Baltimore MD | Boston MA | Bridgeport CT | Chicago IL | Cincinnati OH | Crookston MN | Davenport IA | Detroit MI | Dubuque IA | Duluth MN | Fairbanks AK | Fort Worth TX | Gallup NM & AZ | Joliet IL | Los Angeles CA | Milwaukee WI | Philadelphia PA | Phoenix AZ | Portland OR | Rochester NY | San Diego CA | Spokane WA | Springfield MA | St. Cloud MN | St. Paul and Minneapolis MN | Toledo OH | Tucson AZ | Wilmington DE & MD | Winona MN |

Religious Institutes:  Benedictines – St. John's Abbey MN |Crosiers AZ MN | Capuchins – Province of St. Joseph IL MI WI | Christian Brothers NY IL CA | Jesuits – Oregon Province AK MT OR WA | 

Partial Lists: Bridgeport CT | Crosiers AZ | Gallup NM | Grand Rapids MI | Kansas City-St. Joseph MO | Madison WI | Manchester NH | Monterey CA | Orange CA | Peoria IL | Portland ME | St. Petersburg FL | Venice FL |

The U.S. bishops and superiors of religious orders maintain highly detailed records of accused priests and religious, and their chanceries and provincial houses contain millions of pages of files documenting the abuse. Yet the general impulse to make some of that information public has come from outside the church. The first list of accused priests and religious was embedded in the index of Lead Us Not into Temptation, the fundamental 1992 history of the crisis by Jason Berry [number 1 in the photos above]. Berry's work was based on countless conversations with survivors, whose connections with each other – individually and through the organizations SNAP and the Linkup – enabled them to piece together the beginnings of a comprehensive list. Confidentiality clauses in settlements and other mechanisms were designed to keep survivors apart. Yet the victims of these deeply secret crimes gradually connected with each other and began to understand the connections among the abusers and enablers. In 1996, the Linkup released a list of so-called Fallen Catholic Clergy [2], compiled by Tom Economus and his colleagues. Attorney Sylvia Demarest and the volunteers of Survivors First pursued a similar goal, and their lists were the basis for's database.

The releasing of lists of accused persons by about two dozen bishops and religious order superiors (see below) is a very positive development. It is to be hoped that a complete list of accused U.S. diocesan and religious order priests will eventually be released, and that the U.S. list will then serve as a model for a global list. In order to achieve this goal, the church-released lists must go beyond information already publicly available. A simple statistic makes this need plain. So far, the U.S. bishops have counted 6,275 accused bishops, priests, and seminarians, but's database contains only 3,346 names of accused persons in those categories. That means that by the bishops' own count, 47% of the 6,275 accused bishops, priests, and seminarians are not known to the public. The contingent and conservative nature of the current church lists may be seen from the following examples:

• After Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham [5] released a Grand Jury Report on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, including assignment histories of accused priests, Cardinal Rigali posted similar information on the archdiocesan site.

• After a 2003 SOL window in California made it possible for hundreds of survivors to file lawsuits alleging abuse by many Los Angeles priests, and the lead attorney for the survivors began posting a list of the accused, Cardinal Roger Mahony [5] released his own list of accused priests in early 2004. Mahony's list did provide useful information on the number of people accusing each priest, and a sequel offered assignment information and selective summaries of the files.

• Cardinal O'Malley of Boston [7] released a list of accused priests in August 2011, a positive step. However, he failed to include the 91 accused priests whose names were known to him but unknown to the public, and he also excluded religious order priests from his reckoning – although religious order priests have staffed scores of parishes and schools in the archdiocese, comprise nearly half the priest population, and have abused many children. The Boston Globe provided a list of 70 religious order and visiting clerics that the archdiocese had left off its own list. O'Malley's list is really the achievement of Boston survivors who came forward in the 1990s and 2000s, and especially of Gregory Ford [8], whose lawsuit made public more than 130 priest files from the archdiocese.

Several trends point to the release of additional diocesan and religious order lists in the future. More and more, survivors have insisted on a list as one of the nonmonetary conditions of a large settlement, because a list promotes healing among victims and helps prevent future abuse. In the Diocese of Joliet, survivor David Rudofski [9] demanded the files of accused priests as part of his settlement, and the release of the files compelled the diocese to add names to its public list. Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli of Wilmington issued his list for these very reasons, after a suspended Wilmington priest was arrested for abusing a child out of state – the list would "help prevent or deter any further incidents" and "encourage victims of clerical sexual abuse to come forward and seek help." The Capuchin Province of St. Joseph cited similar reasons for its release of names, and in addition hopes that their approach will enhance community support of troubled brothers and hence lower the risk of reoffending. Lawsuits in Minnesota [10 and 11] have demanded the release of diocesan lists as a public safety measure and have prevailed.

The U.S. bishops could decide to adopt the diocesan list as a best practice and could endorse the most effective features of the current lists. Those lists vary greatly in comprehensiveness and usefulness. Some provide assignment histories (e.g., Boston), photographs (e.g., Philadelphia), and information on allegations (e.g., Los Angeles). Some include religious order priests (e.g., Baltimore), many do not (e.g., Milwaukee). Some do not include priests who were accused after their deaths (e.g., Chicago). As the Vatican works to globalize the abuse Norms developed in the United States, the U.S. bishops could pioneer the next step in transparency.

Dioceses: Baltimore MD | Boston MA | Bridgeport CT | Chicago IL | Cincinnati OH | Crookston MN | Davenport IA | Detroit MI | Dubuque IA | Duluth MN | Fairbanks AK | Fort Worth TX | Gallup NM & AZ | Joliet IL | Los Angeles CA | Milwaukee WI | Philadelphia PA | Phoenix AZ | Portland OR | Rochester NY | San Diego CA | Spokane WA | Springfield MA | St. Cloud MN | St. Paul and Minneapolis MN | Toledo OH | Tucson AZ | Wilmington DE & MD | Winona MN |

Religious Institutes:  Benedictines – St. John's Abbey MN |Crosiers AZ MN | Capuchins – Province of St. Joseph IL MI WI | Christian Brothers NY IL CA | Jesuits – Oregon Province AK MT OR WA | 

Partial Lists: Bridgeport CT | Crosiers AZ | Gallup NM | Grand Rapids MI | Kansas City-St. Joseph MO | Madison WI | Manchester NH | Monterey CA | Orange CA | Peoria IL | Portland ME | St. Petersburg FL | Venice FL |

Lists of Accused Priests Released by Dioceses and Religious Institutes

Benedictines of St. John's Abbey MN – This list was released on 12/9/13, shortly after the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis (see below) was ordered by a judge to release their list. We have cached a copy of the 12/9/13 list. In April 2011, St. John's had released an earlier version of this list in compliance with a settlement. That earlier list was sent to prep alumni in a letter dated 4/15/11 from Abbot John Klassen and two "Survivor Representatives in Resolution Process." An undated copy of the letter was posted on the abbey website in April 2011 and removed in Summer 2012. We link to our cached copies of the letters, obtained from Patrick Marker's, which offers useful analysis.

Boston MA – We have cached the original main list posted on 8/25/11; the entire Publication With Respect to Archdiocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Child as it existed on 1/9/13; and the 1/9/13 posting in its several parts: Cardinal O'Malley's introductory letter, the main list of accused priests, a glossary, the list of priests whose allegations are considered by the archdiocese to be unsubstantiated, O'Malley's letter to priests, and his letter to survivors.

Bridgeport CT – This list is dated 12/30/15 but the PDF as posted was created on 2/1/15, and it is presented on the diocesan website by a letter from Bishop Caggiano dated 11/14. The letter states that the diocese " is re-promulgating its list" as the USCCB Charter "requires." The list itself cites the diocesan Policies and Procedures, Section 11.2, which " states that the Diocese will maintain a public record, including a website, that lists the names of diocesan priests and deacons who have been removed from ministry under this Policy." We have cached a copy of the 2/1/15 list; the 11/14 Caggiano letter; the 2003 version of the Policies and Procedures, as revised in 2007; a revision of the Policies and Procedures created on 12/2/14, included in a diocesan Handbook, and dated 2015; and Caggiano's letter and decree, both dated 11/30/14, presenting the Handbook. The diocesan list provides lists of assignments but not the years of those assignments. For that information on some of the priests, see the 12/3/14 list posted by the law firm of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney.

Capuchins – Province of St. Joseph MI – We cached a copy of this list and of the relevant pages of the report. The list was included in Michael Burnett, Fr. Thomas Doyle, and Dr. James Freiburger, Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph (June 18, 2013); a revised version of the report was created on 6/28/13, when a revised version of the executive summary was also created.

Chicago IL – We have cached several versions of the report in its more recent landscape format, with a more detailed "Action Taken" column, distinct from the "Status" column: 9/25/12 and 10/8/13. The earlier portrait version of the list is still accessible on the archdiocesan website. See also our cached copies of this version (numbers in parentheses indicate additions, subtractions, and current totals of priests with substantiated allegations): 3/20/06 (+15=55; see Brachear article for prior total); 9/15/08 (+7=62); 1/4/10 (+3–1=64); 1/14/10 (+1=65); 10/4/10 (same total as 1/14/10 but updated entries on Craig, Hagan, Hoder, Holihan, Huppenbauer, Kissane, Mayer, McCaffrey, and Weston); 7/5/11 (same total as 10/4/10 but updated entries on Bowman, Flosi, Hoder, and Kissane); 7/19/11 (downloaded 1/9/14).

Christian Brothers – This list was released on 6/11/14, in compliance with Item 3 of the Non-Monetary Commitments of the bankruptcy settlement. As per the Non-Monetary Commitments, the Christian Brothers posted the names of brothers included in the settlement "who are identified in at least two (2) Sexual Abuse Claims filed as proofs of claim (including proofs of claim for future claims)." We have cached copies of the 6/11/14 list and the Non-Monetary Commitments.

Cincinnati OH – We have cached copies of this status report: 2/7/06, 10/19/07, 6/6/09, 1/9/13, and 2/22/14. When this list first appeared, by 2/7/06, it publicly named for the first time: Brunner, Cooper, Feldhaus, Kuhn, Pater, and Schoettmer.

Crookston MN – This list was originally released at the request of the Grand Forks Herald. See Crookston Diocese Releases List of Accused Priests, by Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald (1/24/14). We have cached the 1/24/14 list. On 3/26/14 the diocese created a revised list, adding Rev. Othman Hohmann OSB. We have cached the 3/26/14 list.

Crosier Fathers and Brothers – We have created a web version of this 3/7/14 list, and we have cached a printable PDF version. The Crosiers' PDF has security restrictions that prevent printing. In 6/02 the Crosiers hired the Minneapolis law firm of Faegre & Benson to review the order's abuse cases and files, after revelations regarding alleged abuse by Bro. Gregory Madigan in 5/02. On 10/8/02 the order released materials on cases and policies, and a list of eight clerics restricted because of abuse allegations. Earlier a newspaper report had stated that eleven Crosiers had been accused of abuse. Media coverage 1 2 provided the names of the eight, but the Crosiers' online materials appear not to have included the names, and the order appears not to have posted the names since. See also media coverage later in 2002 and the Crosiers' reply 1 2.

Davenport IA – This table has been updated periodically by the diocese. We have several cached versions: 7/14/08, 5/21/09, 7/6/12, and 11/2/12, as well as Bishop Franklin's 2/25/04 report and the report with our commentary. On August 21, 2012, the Bankruptcy Court ordered the diocese to add three new priests to its list. The diocese did its own investigation, and "found that the allegations were not substantiated by clear and convincing evidence, a more rigorous standard [than preponderance of the evidence] always utilized with deceased priests because they are not alive to defend themselves." The diocese listed the three priests separately on its site, in a file entitled Court-Ordered Listing, instead of including them in its List of Credible Allegations Against Priests, Brothers and Lay Employees. We have cached a 9/5/12 copy of the Court-Ordered Listing.

Detroit MI – We have cached the reformatted and updated status reports as of 1/10/13 and 1/27/14, as well as the 11/02, 4/09, 10/09, and 5/10 status reports.

Dubuque IA – The table has been updated periodically by the archdiocese. We have cached several versions: 2/21/06, 9/22/06, 4/20/09, 4/26/10, 7/15/12, and 8/1/13; see also our webpage collating the two 2006 versions.

Duluth MN – As of 3/25/14, the diocesan homepage provided links to the list as revised on 3/19/14 and related materials. We have cached the list that was originally released on 12/31/13, and that list separately and together with related pages as they existed on the diocesan website on 1/6/14: homepage, sexual misconduct page, list, statement by Bishop Sirba, disclosure Q&A, Charter Q&A, and glossary of terms used in the John Jay study. We have also cached the 2/20/14 revision of the list that added two names: Conlon and Porter; and the list as updated on 3/19/14 to include Rev. Urban Schmitt OSC, after the Crosiers included him in the list that they released on 3/7/14.

Fairbanks AK – We have kept a cache of this page. By adding the number of "reports" of abuse, the diocese has improved the original list prepared during the bankruptcy proceedings. We have cached on our site a bankruptcy list that consolidates two files 1 2 posted on the diocesan site on 12/29/09 and linked from a page providing other documents relating to the diocese's bankruptcy filing. We have cached all the bankruptcy documents that were provided on the diocesan site.

Fort Worth TX – This list with assignments of "priests with allegations with semblance of truth" was created on 7/18/13. We have cached four versions of this list: 7/18/13; 11/22/10; 12/11/09; and 3/30/07. The 2010 and 2009 lists appear to be identical.

Jesuits – Oregon Province – This posted list was one of the nonmonetary commitments in the bankruptcy settlement. See the Third Modified Joint Plan of Organization, in a version linked to the list and other commitments on the Oregon Province site. We cached a copy of the list on 7/5/13; we also cached the linked Third Modified Joint Plan on 7/5/13.

Joliet IL – This list has been updated periodically by the diocese. We have cached five versions: 4/9/06, 6/18/08, 11/14/11, 3/22/12, and 3/12/13. The 3/12/13 list was posted shortly before the court-ordered release of diocesan documents (see Chicago Tribune 3/21/13) that identified six accused priests not previously known publicly: Revs. Andrew Buczyna, Paul Dinan, William Dugal III, John Malzone, James Storm, and Oliver Walsh. In addition to those priests, four priests appeared on the diocesan list for the first time in its 3/12/13 version, though their accusations had been previously known (year of first public allegation is provided in parentheses): Revs. James Burnett (2006), James A. Nowak (2012), F. Lee Ryan (2010), and William D. Virtue (2006).

Los Angeles CA – We have cached a copy of the list, published as part of the 2/17/04 Report to the People of God. We have also cached the archdiocese's three errata notices 1 2 3, their 10/12/05 addendum to the report, the 11/15/05 revised addendum, and the so-called final addendum (dated October 2008 but PDF created 1/31/13), all of which list additional accused priests and brothers. See also our page providing links and commentary relating to the 2004 report and 2005 errata and addenda; note that as of 4/3/13, the archdiocese is not posting the errata notices, and is posting only the earlier of the two 2005 addenda, i.e., the version that does not list accused brother Louis Meyer; as of 5/11/12, none of these lists was posted on the archdiocesan site, and the page available as of 4/3/13 appears to have been posted at approximately the time the final addendum was created, on 1/31/13, when the first Los Angeles archdiocesan documents were released by survivors' attorney Anthony DeMarco)

Milwaukee WI – This list has been updated periodically by the archdiocese; we have cached the following versions: 7/9/04 [downloaded 8/12/04], with then-Archbishop Dolan's Letter, 12/4/04, 2/6/05, 11/2/05, 1/28/06, 2/9/06, 10/15/06, 2/2/07, 4/4/07, 10/14/07, 11/26/07, 12/21/07, 9/27/08, dated 12/09, 3/2/11, and 3/13 [downloaded 7/1/13]. On 7/1/13 the archdiocese released files that had been placed under seal by Judge Susan V. Kelley early in the archdiocese's bankruptcy. Survivors had sought the release of the documents, and the archdiocese had opposed a release, until it became clear that Kelley intended to unseal at least some files. On the archdiocesan website, the List of Clergy Offenders (see also a cached PDF of the list) was transformed into a portal for accessing the documents: each name, previously not explained, was linked to a description, which was in turn linked to the priest's file and a timeline. The diocese also released an interesting file called Release of Names: Notes on the process to release the clergy offender names in 2004. Compare the way the documents were posted by Jeff Anderson & Associates and by the Journal Sentinel.

Philadelphia PA – The archdiocese maintains three lists of "credibly" accused priests: pending and restricted, laicized, and deceased. The Philadelphia lists provide photographs, assignment histories including time in treatment facilities, and current status. These pages had their beginnings in a page called Laicization Updates. The earliest version of this page that is available from is dated 11/21/05, shortly after the Philadelphia Grand Jury report was released on 9/15/05. We have created a PDF of the 11/21/05 Laicization Updates, using the earliest available version of the linked description for each priest. The next stage of the list bundled all three categories together; we have created a PDF of the earliest version preserved at, dated 8/25/06.

Phoenix AZ – We cached a copy of the 10/15/12 lists. See a news report on the release of the list.

Portland OR – According to a statement by Archbishop Vlazny, the archdiocesan Catholic Sentinel newspaper carried a list of all Portland priests with multiple allegations; this list is not on the archdiocesan website; we link instead to the archdiocese's webpages 1 2 listing some of the accused, with links to files released by the archdiocese under the terms of settlement.

Rochester NY – We cached a copy of the 6/6/12 list on 7/7/12.

St. Cloud MN – We have cached a copy of Bishop Donald J. Kettler's original 1/3/14 statement and list. We have also cached a 1/31/14 news report on diocesan revisions to the assignment histories in the original list and on a caveat regarding those histories. Those revisions were incorporated into Kettler's original statement and list; we have cached a copy of the updated version. After the Crosiers released their list (see above) on 3/7/14, Kettler announced on 3/14/14 four additional names (Emon, Funcheon, Weger, and Moeglein) derived from the Crosier list. Kettler did not include a fifth Crosier in his additions, Wendell Mohs, although Mohs is described on the Crosier list as having been on the "Weekend retreat staff, Central Minnesota TEC Program, 1979–82." The Teens Encountering Christ (TEC) Program conducts its retreats at Holy Family Parish, Belle Prairie MN, in the St. Cloud diocese. We have cached a copy of the 3/14/14 announcement of additions. As of 3/18/14, the diocesan website did not maintain this information in a single easily located list. Instead, the original 1/3/14 list is available in the chronologically organized news section, incorporating the 1/31/14 revisions; then the four additional Crosiers are listed in Kettler's 3/14/14 statement, with a partial listing of their St. Cloud assignments.

St. Paul and Minneapolis MN – The archdiocese first released a list under court order, added to it twice on the advice of Kinsale Management Consulting, and added more names after reaching a settlement with Jeff Anderson & Associates:
              1) On 12/5/13 the archdiocese released the original list to comply with the order of Judge John B. Van de North in litigation of claims of John Doe 73C (John Keenan) and Doe 1. We have cached a copy of the archdiocesan newspaper's web and paper versions of the original list. See also Archbishop Nienstedt's article on the original release (and our cache of the article). The list provides the names behind a count of archdiocesan accused priests, based on the diocese's completed John Jay College survey questionnaires and announced on 12/11/03. That announcement was summarized in a 2/27/04 press release.
              2) On 2/17/14 the archdiocese released a first revised list, resulting from a comprehensive file review done by Kinsale Management Consulting, under contract with the archdiocese. Nine accused persons were added to the list at this time: Blumeyer, Funcheon, Gansmann, Gillespie, Kolar, LaVan, Montero, Stark, and Walsh. We have cached a copy of the list, the statement describing it, and a Q&A explaining it. We have also created a PDF that assembles all the assignment histories linked from the archdiocese's 2/17/14 list. On 2/19/14 Minnesota Public Radio aired and posted Number of alleged sex abusers greater than archdiocese has revealed, by Madeleine Baran, together with MPR's own detailed list, Accused priests: Who they are, where they’ve served, what’s alleged.
              3) On 5/22/14 the archdiocese released a second revised list, resulting from a comprehensive file review done by Kinsale Management Consulting, under contract with the archdiocese. We have cached a copy of the second revised list, bundled with the related statement and the new assignment histories for the five accused persons added to the list: Baker, Frost, Ruglovsky, Weger, and Zachman.
              4) On 10/23/14 the archdiocese released a third revised list, adding the names and assignment information of 17 accused persons not previously listed. This "cooperatively-developed disclosure list" resulted from a 10/13/14 settlement between the archdiocese and Jeff Anderson & Associates. Nine of the 17 had substantiated claims of abuse within the archdiocese: Dummer, Filbin, Goniea, Krakovsky, Majerus, Marks, Mohs, Potocki, and Wolski. Eight of the 17 are accused of abuse outside the archdiocese but spent some time in it: Beutner, Clark, Ericksen, Foley, Nickel, Owens, Porter, and Vedro. Five of the 17 were not publicly known previously: Clark, Dummer, Majerus, Owens, and Potocki. Besides the 17 accused, three men whose allegations were previously listed by the archdiocese as unsubstantiated were recategorized as having substantiated allegations: Corica, Loftus, and Vaughn. We've cached: 1) a copy of the revised list, 2) Archbishop Nienstedt's statement, 3) Nienstedt's statement bundled with the disclosure pages for each of the 17 newly listed persons, 4) revised FAQs, 5) the revised list bundled with all the disclosure pages, both of the 17 newly listed and of the persons previously listed. We have cached all the disclosure pages, because they have been revised by the archdiocese to note the date on which each person was added to the list, and 6) the disclosure list, linked to cached copies of each individual disclosure page for all the listed accused persons.

Spokane WA – In addition to a cached copy of the diocesan list as of 1/28/10, we have cached the identical 11/3/09 version of the list, as well the text of Bishop Skylstad's 10/23/02 announcement)

Springfield MA – The diocese provides the list as a Word document on their website.

Toledo OH – The diocesan website includes a partial list of accused priests and their status dated 12/31/09. We have cached a copy of that list, a copy of a 2/17/05 list , and a 3/30/04 article on an earlier partial list.

Tucson AZ – The diocese posts this list of accused clergy and other personnel with assignment records on the diocesan website. We have cached a copy of the list. An earlier version was released on 2/27/04 as part of the John Jay report process; Tucson first posted their list on 6/21/02, and was the first diocese to do so. News coverage of the initial release: 1 2 3 4.

Wilmington DE and MD – We cached a copy of the Wilmington list on 2/7/12. The list is required as part of the non-monetary undertakings of the bankruptcy settlement, which also requires a release of documents; Bishop Saltarelli, who had been opposed to posting a list, published his list on 11/16/06 in the diocesan newspaper, at the unanimous urging of his Review Board, after the arrest of Francis DeLuca for alleged rape of a child.

Winona MN – The diocese released this list on 12/16/13 to comply with the order of Judge John B. Van de North in litigation of claims of John Doe 73C (John Keenan) and Doe 1. We have cached a copy of the 12/16/13 letter and related assignment histories. Two priests named in this release were already known on the date of release (click name to view the released assignment history): Adamson and Koppala. Twelve priests had never been named publicly before and were previously unknown: Brown, Cashman, Cook, Curtis, Feiten, Hatch, Kaiser, Krough, Kuisle, Lennon, Smith, and Taylor. The list provides the names behind Bishop Bernard Harrington's 2003 count of accused priests, based on the diocese's completed John Jay College survey questionnaires and announced in the 3/03 issue of the Courier, the diocesan newspaper. On 6/23/14, the diocese posted additional information on the priests. We cached those descriptions: Fr. Thomas P. Adamson, Fr. Sylvester F. Brown, Fr. Joseph C. Cashman, Fr. Louis G. Cook, Fr. William D. Curtis, Msgr. John R. Feiten, Fr. Richard E. Hatch, Fr. Ferdinand L. Kaiser, Fr. Leo Charles Koppala, Fr. Jack L. Krough, Fr. Michael J. Kuisle, Fr. James W. Lennon, Fr. Leland J. Smith, and Fr. Robert H. Taylor.


Baltimore MD – This list was released by Cardinal William Keeler on 9/25/02 and explained in this letter. As of 1/29/14, these materials are not on the archdiocesan website. See media coverage and commentary on the list: 1 2 3 4 5. In Bristol's DA Lists Names of Accused Priests (9/27/02), Michael Rezendes and Matt Carroll of the Boston Globe compared Keeler's list to a list that Sean O'Malley, then bishop of Fall River MA, failed to release.

San Diego CA – These lists of accused diocesan, religious order, and extern priests with assignment records were released by the diocese on 3/30/07 as part of the bankruptcy process. The lists are no longer on the diocesan website.


Bridgeport CT – We have cached a copy of this 10/18/02 press release, which was issued at the same time that the attorneys for the survivors made public their press release. The diocesan statement, issued as mediation began, names 11 priests. But assignment histories for 16 accused Bridgeport priests had been posted by attorneys for survivors by 8/19/02, and on 10/16/03, Bishop William Lori settled with 40 alleged victims of a somewhat different roster of 16 priests. On 2/15/04, the diocese published a report (cached here) counting 32 accused priests (27 diocesan and 5 religious order and extern priests) but apparently not naming them. Only 11 of those 32 priests are currently named on the diocesan website, in the 10/18/02 press release aforementioned. The diocesan Policies and Procedures state: "The Diocese will maintain a public record, including a website, that lists the names of priests and deacons who have been removed from ministry under this Policy." (11.2)

Gallup NM – This article reports the release of an incomplete list in the diocesan newspaper Voice of the Southwest; no list is posted on the diocesan website.

Grand Rapids MI – This newspaper report states that on 5/16/02 the diocese released a chart containing a partial list of 8 accused priests, after the the county prosecutor met with the diocesan attorney, who provided a list of 11 accused priests; the list is not on the diocesan website.

Madison WI – Bishop Bullock's letter is no longer on the diocesan website; we cached this copy.

Manchester NH – This very interesting timeline and table presentation was created in March 2003 and is no longer on the diocesan site. It displays assignments, alleged abuse, notice, and diocesan actions for eight accused priests: Aube, Boulanger, Chalifour, Densmore, Fortier, Laferriere, Landry, and MacRae. These priests were also the subject of the NH attorney general's report, and their files (along with dozens of others) were released by the AG as part of the report + archive + audit deal that the AG negotiated with the diocese. See also our hypertext version of the AG's chapter on MacRae, with links to the documents.

Monterey CA – This letter was issued by Bishop Ryan as part of the John Jay report process on 2/4/04 but is no longer on the diocesan website; nor are the promised updates. The website does contain a press release dated 7/28/09 on several accused priests, couched as a rebuttal of two articles in the Monterey Herald 1 2.

Orange CA – We have cached a copy of Bishop Brown's letter regarding the John Jay results.

Peoria IL – The diocesan website no longer provides this 5/30/02 document.

Portland ME – This article reports on a press conference by Bishop Malone. See also another article. However, as of 1/28/10, the diocesan website does not provide a copy of Malone's statement, and it does not provide a list of accused priests.

St. Petersburg FL – This report from Bishop Robert M. Lynch was released on 12/12/03 as part of the John Jay report process. The report is no longer on the diocesan website.

• Venice FL – These press releases 1 2 and a letter 3 provide some names of accused priests. These materials are no longer on the diocesan website.



Kansas City-St. Joseph MO (see pp. 38 ff. of the Graves report, commissioned by Bishop Finn after the Ratigan revelations; we have cached a copy of the report)



Court Order re Motions to Compel (5/13/13)
Court Order (12/31/13)
Relators' Motion for Stay (1/2/14)
Relators' Motion to File Under Seal (1/2/14)
Relators' Writ Petition (1/2/14)
Relators' Writ Summary (1/2/14)
Relators' Writ Suggestions (1/2/14)
Relators' Writ Suggestions – Exhibits 01-05
Relators' Writ Suggestions – Exhibit   06
Relators' Writ Suggestions – Exhibits 07-15
Relators' Writ Suggestions – Exhibits 16-20
Relators' Writ Suggestions – Exhibit   21
Relators' Writ Suggestions – Exhibits 22-23


USA Today 11/11/02 list of accused priests: 61 named priests
Reilly report 7/23/03 count: 237 unnamed priests [PDF p. 19]
Boston Globe 3/5/03 list of priests removed: 48 named priests
Boston John Jay 2/26/04 count: 216 unnamed priests: 162 diocesan, 44 order, 10 extern
Garabedian 1/19/11 list of priests with settlements against them: 117 priests, including 19 newly identified
Boston archdiocesan list released by Cardinal O'Malley on 8/25/11: 159 archdiocesan priests named; 250 archdiocesan priests counted
Boston Globe 11/20/11 list of priests missing from O'Malley's list: 70 priests [lists 1 2] 11/20/11 list of accused clerics who have worked in Boston: 276 named clerics



List of 236 Accused Priests from 10 Largest U.S. Dioceses (11/11/02)

Cases of Abusive Priests Moved to New Locations - List compiled by SNAP from 1/6/04 USCCB audit of Charter compliance










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