10 Area Priests to Be Reviewed

Dayton Daily News
September 18, 2003

A child protection review board for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati will review the cases of 10 abusive diocesan priests this fall. They are:

Keith Albrecht , who was placed on administrative leave in 1993 from St. Luke Church in Beavercreek.

John Berning , 96, no longer in active ministry.

Thomas Brunner , who resigned Tuesday as pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy.

Thomas Hopp , who resigned in April from Queen of Martyrs Church in Harrison Twp.

David Kelley , former associate pastor at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Vandalia.

Francis Massarella , 87, former chaplain of Mercy Siena Woods nursing home in Harrison Twp. who had limited duties at St. John the Baptist.

Daniel Pater , who recently resigned a high-ranking Vatican diplomatic post in India.

Kenneth Schoettmer, former priest at Queen of Peace parish in Butler County who was sentenced to probation in June after pleading guilty to fondling a 17-year-old boy.

Lawrence Strittmatter , former associate pastor at St. Albert the Great Church in Kettering.

Richard Unwin , who was removed as pastor at St. John the Baptist in Tipp City in August.


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