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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 [4] 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). 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 | Helena MT | Joliet IL | Los Angeles CA | Milwaukee WI | Philadelphia PA | Phoenix AZ | Portland OR | Rochester NY | San Diego CA | Seattle WA | 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, with the late Rick Springer], 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 6,427 accused bishops, priests, and seminarians, but's database contains only 3,581 names of accused persons in those categories. That means that by the bishops' own count, 44% of the 6,427 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 [6] 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, pictured with then-Cardinal Bergoglio, later Pope Francis] released a list of accused priests in August 2011, a positive step. However, he admitted that he had not included 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, pictured with his father Rodney, his attorney Eric MacLeish, and mother Paula], whose lawsuit made public more than 130 priest files from the archdiocese.

• A list for the Seattle archdiocese, contained in a 2004 Case Review Board Report posted by the archdiocese in 2009 or 2010, provided the names of a mere 9 accused priests (the name of a tenth is redacted). But a 2006 press release counts 53 accused priests.

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 IL, survivor David Rudofski [9] demanded the files of accused priests as part of his settlement. 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 the same 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 hoped that their approach would enhance community support of troubled brothers and hence lower the risk of reoffending. Lawsuits in Minnesota have demanded the release of diocesan lists as a public safety measure and have prevailed [10, attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Finnegan; and 11, Archbishop Harry J. Flynn and Archbishop John C. Nienstedt].

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 and superiors of religious orders could pioneer the next step in transparency by together issuing state-of-the-art lists for all dioceses and provinces in the United States.

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 | Helena MT | Joliet IL | Los Angeles CA | Milwaukee WI | Philadelphia PA | Phoenix AZ | Portland OR | Rochester NY | San Diego CA | Seattle WA | 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 by the diocese on 2/5/15. We have cached five versions of this list: 2/5/15; 7/18/13; 11/22/10; 12/11/09; and 3/30/07. The 2010 and 2009 lists appear to be identical.

Gallup NM and AZ – The Diocese of Gallup released its list on December 15, 2014, while its 11/12/13 filing for bankruptcy protection was in process. The diocese initially posted a version of the list without assignment histories for 11 of the 31 accused persons. Our cache of Gallup's initial page was collected on December 16, 2014. The diocese updated the page to provide those assignment histories, as well as a Spanish translation of the bishop's letter. The revision also corrects the entry for Carl Todaro, who was a seminarian, not a priest, as previously stated. We cached the diocese's revised list as a PDF on 1/6/15 and as a webpage with convenient navigation on 2/28/15. Nine persons on the diocese's list were not previously known as accused: Baz, Coutu, Messier, Newton, Runnebaum, Schreiber, Todaro, and Viramontes. The last name of the priest identified incorrectly on the list as Fr. Lucien Meurnier was Meunier. He was a Canadian priest who appears in the Tucson list as Rev. Lucien Meunier de la Pierre, and was also known as Lucien-Luc Meunier and L. Luke Meunier. The Gallup list does not include some accused persons whose allegations were already known publicly. See Some Names Not Included on Diocese Abuser List, by Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola, Gallup Independent, December 23, 2014.

Helena – On 4/29/15, the Diocese of Helena posted a list of accused perpetrators, in compliance with the nonmonetary terms of the 3/4/15 Reorganization Plan in the diocese's bankruptcy proceedings. We have cached a copy of the 4/29/15 list.

Jesuits – Oregon Province – This revised list, created by the Province on 3/13/15, was one of the nonmonetary commitments in the bankruptcy settlement. The Third Modified Joint Plan of Organization, as originally posted is still online, but its links are broken. At the current location, the Plan links to a version of the list as revised by the Province on 3/13/15. We have cached the list as it was on 7/5/13 and also the 3/13/15 revision. In the latter version, one name has been deleted: Thomas Connolly SJ. 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 – On 2/17/04, Cardinal Mahony released a list of 211 named clerics accused in the Los Angeles archdiocese, as an Appendix to his Report to the People of God, which counted (as opposed to naming) 244 accused. As of 11/12/15, however, the version of the Report to the People of God that is posted on the archdiocesan website did not include the list. Instead, the Report ends with an explanation that the list is "outdated" and has "been removed." The reader is asked to "refer to the clergy files website," where a list of 128 priests is linked to the priest files released by the archdiocese on 1/31/13 under the nonmonetary terms of the 2007 settlement and after a protracted legal battle. The Internet Archive has preserved the clergy files list as it appeared on 2/4/13, after initial revisions brought the list up to 128 priests (6 of them with names redacted, designated Z-I, Z-II, Z-III, etc.), and we cached the files list on 11/12/15, by which date the list had been organized by category as well as alphabetically. It is that version that we link at the beginning of this entry.

The history of the Los Angeles list, its deletion from the archdiocesan website, and its replacement with an even more incomplete and much less detailed list, albeit backed by 11,756 pages of clergy files, is a complicated one. Our brief history of the LA list, provided below, is based on cached copies of the list that we have saved over the years, and on copies of the list preserved by the Internet Archive. The record of the Internet Archive appears to have been adjusted and modified. There are gaps in the record, PDFs that no longer load, and links that are redirected to different pages or different states of the requested page. Hence the following assessment is a provisional reconstruction of the list's history.


1) Report with List: Cardinal Mahony first released his list of 211 accused as an Appendix to his 2/17/04 Report to the People of God. See media reports on the initial publication of the Report. In all copies we have obtained, the list is labeled in a footer "Rev: 2/18/2004," although the report to which it is an appendix is dated 2/17/04. Several factors appear to have influenced Mahony's decision to issue a list. The pressure to identify accused priests had already been evident in Mahony's leaked emails from 3/02, and the 8/18/02 LA Times report had included a list of 34 accused, reminiscent of the Boston Globe's 1/31/02 list of convicted and accused. In 2003, many suits were filed in CA during the SOL window, and attorneys at Kiesel, Boucher and Larson maintained an online list of accused priests (see an example created by KBL on 6/9/03 and posted on their website). At the same time, Mahony was completing detailed surveys for the John Jay College describing each accused LA priest and his victim(s). The USCCB encouraged its member bishops to issue their own reports, based on the surveys they had submitted, and many of them did. A few of those reports provided lists of accused priests; for example, Toledo released a list, and Tucson updated theirs.

But Mahony's list was extensive and is unique among bishops' lists in counting the accusers of each cleric and providing "incident dates" during which the alleged abuse was committed. These data were later used to create a 2007 chart showing the number of perpetrators accused of abuse in a given year and mapping that data across the periods that Mahony and his predecessors were archbishops in LA. Unlike the JJC effort, which was limited to 1950-2002, Mahony's list covered 1930-2002, thereby expanding the context of Mahony's years in LA and increasing the denominator of total priests. When clergy files were released in 2013, under the terms of the 2007 settlement, excerpts from the archdiocese's Confidential Database were among the files made public (see pages from Fr. Nicolas Aguilar Rivera's database record). Clearly, Mahony's chancery maintained highly detailed records about accused priests, victims, and allegations – crucial information in any future state-of-the-art lists.

2) Errata Notices: In the year following the release of the Report to the People of God, three errata notices were issued (1 2 3), which named 10 more accused clerics and provided information about them. In one version of the Report to the People of God, created in late 2005 and preserved by the Internet Archive in early 2006, the errata notices were appended to the end of the Report. The Errata were also repackaged with a discussion of false allegations and posted as a webpage entitled Appendix and Errata; the Internet Archive preserved an example of this on 2/23/06. But the revisions and the new entries provided in the Errata were never integrated into the main list, so that the entire list could be consulted and maintained.

3) Addendum: On 10/12/05, the archdiocese issued an Addendum to the Report to the People of God, naming 26 more accused clerics and providing information about them, in the same format as the original list in the Report. On 11/15/05, the archdiocese issued a revision of the Addendum, adding one more name, to make 27 accused, and correcting some missed redactions of a survivor's name. This Addendum also provided selective summaries of the files of accused clerics, based on "proffers" submitted by the archdiocese in the settlement process. The Internet Archive shows that the Addendum was still accessible on 8/12/07, but it has not been available on the archdiocesan website for some time. For more information on the Addendum, see our Notes to the Addendum, our Example of the Rev. Lynn Caffoe File, and Details on 11 Priests Missing in '04 Report, by Jean Guccione and William Lobdell, LA Times (4/20/06). In 2005-2007, a website ( was maintained by Hennigan, Bennett and Dorman, the archdiocese's attorneys. The site, which is no longer online as of 11/15/15, provided links to the Report, Errata, and Addendum, and also offered critiques of dozens of LA Times articles.

4) First Deletion of the List: On 11/12/08, the archdiocese removed the list of accused from the Report to the People of God and posted the abbreviated Report, in place of the Report with the list. This was still the posted version of the Report on 1/28/10, when the Internet Archive preserved it. This very significant change was apparently not flagged on the archdiocesan website. The link to the Report looked the same as it had before, but the Report it linked to no longer contained the list. On 5/11/12, discussed the missing list with an official of the archdiocese.

5) Restoration of the List: On 12/3/12, the archdiocese created a version of the Report to the People of God that once again incorporated the list. This restored version of the Report, including the list, was still online when the Internet Archive preserved it on 2/28/13. Note that the text of this list was identical to the original 2/18/04 version of the list; it had not been updated.

6) Second Deletion of the List: On 2/7/14, the archdiocese created a new version of the Report to the People of God, once again without the list included. This version was preserved by the Internet Archive on 9/11/15. As of 11/12/15, the version without the list was still the one on the archdiocesan website. In this second deletion of the list, the list has been replaced in the Report with an explanation, which states that the list was "out of date," and referring the reader to the clergy files list instead.

7) Final Addendum: On 1/31/13, the archdiocese created a PDF of a document called Final Addendum and posted it on their website, apparently at the same time that they posted, under court order, the files of accused priests. See the L.A. Archdiocese Adds Priests' Names to Abuse List, by Harriet Ryan, LA Times (2/14/13). The two-page Final Addendum bore the date October 2008 and provided three lists totaling 49 names, including 24 names not previously made public. The introduction to this document stated:
  The following list includes names of clergy from a follow up review of Archdiocesan files, and names of clergy involved in Clergy I litigation which were not previously posted. The final portion of the global settlement of clergy cases has been concluded. Consequently, further updates to the Report to the People of God are not anticipated.

The Final Addendum was still available on the archdiocesan website on 5/17/13, when the Internet Archive preserved a copy. As of 11/14/15, the Final Addendum was not on the archdiocesan site. Also on that date, the Report to the People of God was available on the site, but in abbreviated form, without the list of accused. The Errata and Addendum were not available on the site. The list of clergy files was still online, and continued to provide the names of 128 accused, with links to their files.

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: a) a copy of the revised list, b) Archbishop Nienstedt's statement, c) Nienstedt's statement bundled with the disclosure pages for each of the 17 newly listed persons, d) revised FAQs, e) 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 f) the disclosure list, linked to cached copies of each individual disclosure page for all the listed accused persons.

5) On 2/11/15, the archdiocese released four additional names (Michael Bik, James Robert Murphy, James Namie, and Raimond Rose) one of which (Namie) was also on a list of 17 new names released by Jeff Anderson & Associates on the same day. All four new archdiocesan names were included in a comprehensive list of clergy "served lawsuits or notice of claims" by Anderson. That comprehensive list was appended to the list of 17 new names. We have cached a copy of the archdiocese's 2/11/15 list of four, as well as Anderson's 2/11/15 list of 17. See also MPR's story on the 2/11/15 names, and our cached copies of stories about the 17 names from MPR, the Star Tribune, and the Pioneer Press.

Seattle WA – A partial list for the Seattle archdiocese, contained in a 2004 Case Review Board Report posted by the archdiocese in 2009 or 2010, provided the names of a mere 9 accused priests (the name of a tenth is redacted). But a 2006 press release counts 53 accused priests. We have cached a copy of the Case Review Board Report and the press release. See also the Letter to Archbishop Sartain, by members of the Case Review Board, May 6, 2014, citing the letter they co-authored to Archbishop Brunett on December 20, 2004.

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 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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