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North Shore Priests on List

Salem News
August 26, 2011

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x2134985676/North-Shore-priests-on-list

The Archdiocese of Boston yesterday released a list of clergy accused of sexual abuse of a child. The following is a list of clergy with connections to the North Shore. A clergy member's stint at a local parish is identified.

Category A*:

Clergy, position, local parish/school, status

Robert E. Barrett, assistant, St. Adelaide, Peabody, 9/16/69-10/21/69, assigned to life of prayer and penance, 2004; deceased, 2008

Frederick L. Guthrie, pastor, Immaculate Conception, Salem, 7/1/85-10/31/95, pleaded guilty to criminal charges involving solicitation of a minor over the Internet, 2004; laicized, 2010

Harold J. Johnson, pastor, St. Rose of Lima, Topsfield, 10/1/80-10/31/86, assigned to life of prayer and penance, 2004; deceased, 2009

Anthony J. Laurano, pastor, St. Mary, Salem, 10/7/75-1/28/85, 6/10/86-3/1/87, dismissed, 2007; deceased, 2007

W. James Nyhan, chaplain, Bishop Fenwick High School, 8/1/83-3/12/87, Technical Assistant, St. Mary's, Salem, 3/12/87-5/31/94, chaplain, Bishop Fenwick High School, 3/12/87-7/1/94, pleaded guilty to criminal charges, 2006; dismissed, 2007

Raymond C. Plourde, technical assistant in resident, St. Joseph, Salem, 1/29/75-11/30/79; associate pastor, St. Joseph, Salem, 12/1/79-3/11/85; assigned to a life of prayer and penance, 2004

George J. Rosenkranz, assistant, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Marblehead, 2/23/65-6/18/70; associate pastor, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Beverly, 6/19/84-2/16/85; parochial vicar, St. Joseph, Salem, 2/5/86-12/3/89, dismissed, 2006

Paul J. Tivnan, assistant, St. Paul, Hamilton, 1/9/68-9/14/70, assigned to life of prayer and penance, 2004

Category B:

John K. Connell, chaplain, St. John's Prep, 10/1/84-4/12/95, laicized, 2005; deceased, 2007

Richard O. Matte, assistant, St. Joseph, Salem, 3/10/67-10/7/69, laicized, 2005

Robert H. Morrissette, assistant, St. Joseph, Salem, 11/30/76-12/18/84, laicized, 2005

William M. Walsh, parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Annunciation, Danvers, 6/3/97-1/30/04, laicized 2011

Category C:

George C. Berthold, assistant, St. Joseph, Salem, 2/12/63-10/1/68, administrative leave; case in progress

William L. Butler, parochial vicar temp., Immaculate Conception, Salem, 11/1/86-12/29/86, administrative leave, 2002; case in progress

James J. Foley, parochial vicar, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Beverly, 6/1/94-12/27/99, administrative leave; case in progress

Paul J. McLaughlin, assistant St. Ann, Peabody, 2/14/55-2/13/56; assistant, St. John the Evangelist, Swampscott, 11/22/66-9/4/72, administrative leave; case in progress

Category E:

John T. Atwater, parochial vicar, St. John the Baptist, Peabody, 6/18/85-12/4/90, retired, 2000; deceased, 2006

Charles E. Aubut, parochial vicar, St. Joseph, Salem, 5/31/44-9/10/46, 6/4/49-2/15/59, retired, 1984; deceased, 2002

Eugene J. Bailot, assistant, St. Adelaide, Peabody, 9/8/71-4/29/75, retired, 1975; deceased, 1983

Joseph E. Birmingham, assistant, St. James, Salem, 11/16/64-2/1/70, deceased, 1989

Clarence R. Boucher, assistant, St. Alphonsus, Beverly, 10/23/46-9/28/48, retired, 1982; deceased, 2001

Philippe C. Breton, assistant, St. Joseph, Salem, 4/26/50-7/30/50; assistant, St. Anne, 2/16/60-10/3/62; pastor, St. Alphonsus, Beverly, 10/4/62-3/19/78, retired, 1978; deceased, 1984

James E. Connelly, assistant, St. James, Salem, 9/15/55-2/17/57, deceased, 1985

John M. Cotter, assistant, St. Margaret, Beverly Farms, 2/16/60-7/14/65; associate pastor, St. John Evangelist, Beverly, 10/16/73-6/30/80; associate pastor, St. Joseph, Ipswich, 9/1/80-7/14/88, deceased, 1989

William J. Cummings, assistant, St. Thomas the Apostle, Salem, 10/6/72-11/11/72, deceased, 1994

Charles F. Dewey, director, Catholic Charitable Bureau, Immaculate Conception, Salem, 2/23/49-2/28/57, retired, 1987; deceased, 1996

John J. Dewire, parochial vicar, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Beverly, 12/26/85-11/10/86

Leo V. Dwyer, assistant, St. James, Salem, 10/1/41-5/12/42, retired, 1979; deceased, 1989

Charles R. Kane, associate pastor, St. Joseph, Ipswich, 10/26/76-5/14/79, deceased, 1986

John J. Lane, assistant pro tem, St. Joseph, Ipswich, 6/10/25/-8/29/26, deceased, 1971

Samuel J. Lombard, assistant, Immaculate Conception, Salem, 5/16/49-4/24/51; assistant, St. Thomas the Apostle, Salem, 9/20/67-5/10/71; pastor, St. Agnes, Middleton, 7/7/71-6/16/97, deceased, 1998

James T. McDonald, assistant, St. Ann, Peabody, 11/3/65-10/23/66, retired, 1996; deceased, 1999

James T. McKeon, assistant, St Margaret, Beverly Farms, 1/15/41-5/13/41, deceased, 1965

Paul J. Moriarty, assistant, Immaculate Conception, Salem, 2/16/60-2/12/62, deceased, 1982

Thomas F. Motherway, associate pastor, St. Ann, Peabody, 9/29/73-4/15/74, deceased, 2003

Lionel P. Ouellette, assistant, St. Alphonsus, Beverly, 2/18/57-2/15/60, deceased, 2000

William B. Shea, assistant, Immaculate Conception, Salem, 6/26/46-9/10/46, deceased, 2005

Bernard St. Hilaire, assistant, St. Alphonsus, Beverly, 2/16/60-2/12/62; assistant, St. Anne, Salem, 2/13/62-3/23/66, deceased, 1977

Joseph P. Veneto, assistant, St. Mary's, Salem, 6/26/46-10/16/47, deceased 1998

* Categories of archdiocesan clergy accused of sexual abuse of a child

Category A: Cases that have been concluded canonically, either by dismissal or sentence to life of prayer and penance, or criminally, either by plea or conviction.

Category B: Cases that have been concluded canonically by laicization.

Category C: Cases involving living archdiocesan clergy that already have been publicized, but where the canonical proceedings against those clergy have not yet been resolved.

Category D: Cases involving priests accused after laicization on other grounds.

Category E: Cases involving deceased clergy for whom criminal or canonical proceedings were not completed but the existence of allegations has been publicized.


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