[Portland Claims]

November 12, 2006]

[Note from This table was provided as a "Related Document" with Claims in Court Far Outnumber Church Listing, by Ashbel S. Green and Steve Woodward, Oregonian (November 12, 2006). In order to make the table easier to use, we have scanned the original PDF and posted the table below as a web page. The linked list of names at the top was added by See also's collection of assignment records for accused priests of the Portland archdiocese.]

[ Arata | Baccellieri | Boyle | Bucher | Charvet | Clark | Cornelius | Davis | Dezurick | Doherty | Donnelly | Duffy | Durand | Mother Mary Eucharistica | Fairbanks | Ford | Frank | Mother Mary Freddick | Sister Jean Clare Frolick | Goodrich | Grammond | Halsey | Hamilton | Hansen | Bernard A. Harris | James M. Harris | Hazen | Jacobson | Jacques | Jaime | Kiernan | Krumm | Larkin | Laughlin | Sr. Mary Luke | MacNaughton | Martin | McCarthy | McCray | McDowell | McKean | McLeod | McSorley | Michele | Minh | O'Doherty | O'Flynn | Orzo-Manzonetta | Pacome | Perone | Raleigh | Rodakowski | Ronan | Rudin | Ryan | Schwartz | Senko | Smith | Sprauer | Steigerwald | Sullivan | Susbauer | Thatcher | Thielen | Wachter | Warren | White | Wolfe | Wong ]

Arata, Henri Born in 1934. Ordained in 1960. Worked in churches in Portland, Sublimity, Sandy and McMinnville from 1962 to 1982. Accused of sexually molesting a boy from 1967 to 1970 at St. Mary School, Regis High School and Immaculate Conception Parish when the boy was about 11 to 14 years old. Tentative $325,000 settlement fell apart. Claimant seeking punitive damages in federal court. Died in 1982. Family says the allegation is false and points to the fact that no other accusers have come forward.
Baccellieri, Joseph A. Born in Portland in 1940. Attended Central Catholic High School. Went to seminary at Mount Angel and St. Thomas in Kenmore, Wash. Ordained in 1966. Central Catholic High School in Southeast Portland (1966-1978), St. John Fisher in Southwest Portland (1967-1972), Mt. St. Joseph in Southeast Portland (1973 and 1977-1978), St. Therese in Northeast Portland (1974-1976 and 1978-1979), St. Francis in Sherwood (1989-1992), St. Mathew in Hillsboro (1995), Assumption in North Portland (1996-1998), Sacred Heart in Southeast Portland (1999-2000), St. Agatha in Southeast Portland (2001). Band director at Central Catholic. Accomplished accordion player who played at fairs and festivals. Known as the Swinging Priest. Once formed a dance band called the Gemstones with former students. Eight accusers since 1992. Has admitted sexually molesting at least one Central Catholic High School boy at his beach cabin, although that case was thrown out after the judge ruled the victim should have reported the abuse a decade ago. Archdiocese has paid three accusers total of $575,000 in settlements. Tentative $1 million settlement with another accuser fell through, and that accuser is now seeking punitive damages in federal court. Former Portland Archbishop William Levada removed Baccellieri from ministry in 1992, sent him through two years of therapy, then returned him to ministry. Baccellieri remained in treatment and was closely supervised, with no further accusations against him, according to a spokesman for the archdiocese. No parishioners were informed of his history of sex abuse. Retired in 2002. No longer in public ministry. Lives in Southeast Portland.
Boyle, Edmund J. Worked at St. James Cathedral in Seattle and the now-defunct Briscoe Memorial School for Boys in Kent in the 1950s and 1960s. Superintendent of St. Mary's Home for Boys in Washington County in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Retired in 1984 and moved to Nevada. Faces at least nine accusations of molesting boys and girls in Oregon and Washington. Accused of abusing three boys at St. Mary's beginning when they were 8, 11 and 12 years old. Another accuser said Boyle sexually abused him in schools in California and Las Vegas. After retiring, Boyle was charged in 1987 with exposing himself to a 12-year-old developmentally disabled boy in a hospital where he served as a part-time chaplain. He pleaded guilty to one count of lewdness with a child. Archdiocese paid more than $1.1 million in 2003 to settle four cases. Tentative $5,000 settlement with St. Mary's accuser who was 11 at the time of the alleged abuse fell apart. Accuser now seeking punitive damages in federal court. Died in 1995.
Bucher, Mel Born in 1936 in Oakland, Calif. Attended St. Anthony Seminary in Santa Barbara from 1949 to 1954 and San Luis Rey College in Mission San Luis Rey from 1955 to 1958. Both have since closed. Ordained by the Franciscans in 1961. Taught at St. Francis Seminary in Troutdale (1963-64) and at Serra Catholic High School in Salem (1964-68). Pastor at St. Anthony in Tigard (1968-70). After 18-month absence from priesthood, he was a pastor in Spokane, Oakland, Calif., and Sacramento before returning to St. Anthony in 1988. In 1993, Washington County Sheriff's Office investigated accusations that he sexually abused a boy in Tigard in the late 1960s, but the claims were too old to prosecute. Left the Portland archdiocese in 1994. Moved to Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center in Oceanside, Calif., in 1995. Accused of at least two instances of sexual abuse, including oral sex, at St. Anthony Parish in Tigard. One accuser says Bucher sexually assaulted him at least 20 times from 1968 to 1972. Another says Bucher abused him in 1965. Archdiocese paid $512,500 in 2001 to settle one case. Lives in Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center in Oceanside, Calif.
Charvet, Louis Benedictine priest affiliated with Mount Angel Abbey. Served in Cuernavaca, Mexico, St. Mary in Mount Angel, St. Francis in Sherwood and Sacred Heart in Gervais. Fifteen accusers, both men and women, say they were abused from the late 1950s to the early '70s. Archdiocese settled 13 of those cases before bankruptcy with zero dollars paid out. Tentative $150,000 in one case fell through; that accuser now is seeking punitive damages in federal court. Lives in Mount Angel Abbey. Cannot celebrate any of the sacraments in public. Cannot present himself as a priest to the public. Forbidden from wearing a Roman collar. Restricted to the cloistered area of Mount Angel Abbey unless accompanied by an approved supervisor.
Clark, Emanuel Benedictine at Mount Angel Seminary High School Accused by former Mount Angel Seminary High School student of sexually abusing him in 1975. Deceased.
Cornelius, John Attended Mount Angel Seminary (1968-1971). Served in the Seattle Archdiocese (1975-2002). Spent nearly two decades at Immaculate Conception Church in central Seattle. A police chaplain. Last assignment was in Everett. Defrocked in 2004. Accused of molesting a boy in Eastern Oregon in 1968. Cornelius faces more than 20 charges of sexually abusing boys in Washington from 1968 to 1985. He expressed "deep sorrow for what I have done." Archdiocese settled one claim in 2004 for zero dollars. Unclear where he is living.
Davis (First name unknown) Unknown. Archdiocese paid $550,000 in 2001 to settle one claim. Unknown.
Dezurick, Gerald Born in 1925. A Benedictine. Served as teacher at Mount Angel Preparatory High School (1957), Tillamook (1960), St. Agatha in Portland (1976), Sacred Heart in Othello, Wash. (1977-80). Pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Moab, Utah, at the time of his death. Accused by four men of sexual abuse in the 1950s and 1960s. Accusations included inappropriate touching and persuading minors to be photographed in sexual poses. Archdiocese paid $50,000 in 2003 to settle one case. Three other accusers have waived their rights to punitive damages and are pursuing jury trials in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Died in 1986.
Doherty, Martin Served at Sacred Heart in Gervais. Accuser, as 12- to 13-year-old boy at the time of the alleged abuse in the mid-1950s, said Doherty plied him with alcohol and cigarettes and repeatedly sexually abused him. He claimed Doherty once included Father Michael Raleigh in on the abuse and forced the boy to watch the priests engage in an orgy of abuse with three or four other boys. The accuser claims Raleigh abused him repeatedly in an Oregon City parish in the 1950s. Archdiocese paid $380,000 in 2003 to settle the case. Died in 1973.
Donnelly, Martin William Dominican priest. Accused of molesting two sisters at Holy Rosary in Portland from 1951 to 1955. Both alleged victims have waived their rights to punitive damages and [are] seeking a jury trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Unknown.
Duffy, Frank Served at St. Luke in Woodburn (1968-70) and Mount Angel Abbey (1992). Accused of repeatedly sexually molesting 6- and 7-year-old sisters in his church residence in 1967 and 1968. Archdiocese paid $223,750 in 2003 to settle that case and another $223,750 in 2003 to settle with a third female claimant. Died in 1992.
Durand, Donald Ordained as priest in 1958. Served at St. Vincent de Paul in Salem, St. Mary in Corvallis, St. Francis of Assisi School in Portland (1970-83), St. Matthew in Hillsboro, St. Paul in Silverton (about 1986-1992), St. Clare in Southwest Portland (1992-2001). Faces more than a dozen accusations of molesting boys, mostly in the 1970s. Accused of requiring four school boys from St. Francis of Assisi Parish to strip to their undershorts and wrestle with him and with one another, and strip naked and be in a sauna with him. Another accuser said Durand made him flog the priest's bare back with a leather strap; he also said Durand took him to a beach cabin, immobilized him during the night and sexually abused him. Other accusations included fondling, oral and anal sex. One accuser, a 23-year-old Portland man, said Durand molested him as recently as the 1990s, potentially making the priest subject to criminal prosecution; but the man has dropped his claim and refused to cooperate with police. Retired in 2001. No longer in public ministry. Lives in Gresham.
Eucharist[ic]a, Mother Mary Nun at St. Rose School, now called Archbishop Howard School[,] in Portland. Allegedly kissed and fondled the breasts of a 9- or 10-year-old female student in 1958. The accuser is seeking punitive damages in federal court. Unknown.
Fairbanks, Jerry Lay teacher at St. Anthony School in Tigard. Accused of subjecting female student to kissing, fondling, masturbation and oral sex on about 11 to 15 occasions. The incidents allegedly occurred from 1970 to 1974, when she was 12 to 16 years old. The alleged victim is seeking punitive damages in federal court. Unknown.
Ford, Francis Lived in Portland only briefly, serving at Ascension [in] Southeast Portland (1960-63). Accused of molesting a boy in the early 1960s. Archdiocese paid $125,000 in 2003 to settle the claim. Deceased.
Frank, Clement Benedictine priest. Served at St. Mary in Mount Angel. Accused of raping a boy in the early 1950s at St. Mary's in Mount Angel. Died in 1996 at the age of 89.
Freddrick, Mother Mary Nun at Holy Child Academy in Portland. Allegedly kissed and fondled the breasts of a 14-year-old female student in 1962. The accuser is seeking punitive damages in federal court. Unknown.
Frolick, Sister Jeanne Clare Served as music teacher and choir director at Sacred Heart Academy in Salem. Member of the Christian Community. Director of the Archdiocesan Choir since the early 1970s. Female accuser is seeking jury trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court. On administrative leave pending outcome of allegations. Lives in Portland.
Goodrich, John Maloy Born in Seattle. Moved to Portland at age 8. Attended Redemptorist Seminary in Oakland, Calif.; Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Ore.; and St. Edward Seminary in Seattle. Ordained in Portland in 1943. Worked until 1968 at St. Mary's Home for Boys, first as assistant director and then as director. Also led missions for North Plains and Vernonia. Served as pastor of Immaculate Conception in Stayton (1968-72) and St. John Fisher in Southwest Portland until his retirement in 1988. Fourteen accusers from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s. Accusations include fondling and oral sex. Archdiocese has paid nearly $1.9 million since 1989 to settle eight claims. Of the remaining accusers, four are seeking punitive damages in federal court. Tentative $325,000 settlement with one claimant fell through; that claimant is waiving punitive damages in return for a jury trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Died in 1995 at the age of 77.
Grammond, Maurice Served at Our Lady of Victory in Seaside, St. Michael in Oakridge, Our Lady of Sorrows in Southeast Portland, St. Mary's Home for Boys in Washington County, St. Catherine of Siena in Mill City, and St. Boniface in Sublimity. Accused of molesting nearly 60 boys from the early 1950s to the mid-1980s. Accusations include subjecting boys to alcohol, pornography, fondling, masturbation, oral and anal sex. Archdiocese has paid nearly $30 million since 2000 to settle 46 claims. Two tentative settlements, for $30,000 and $17,000, fell through. Died in 2002 at age 82.
Halsey, Laurence M. (Brother Cron[i]n) Former Marist monk. Taught at Marist High School in Eugene until retiring in 2000. Left the Marist brotherhood. Two female accusers. One woman, who claimed sexual abuse from 1968 to 1972, settled her lawsuit for zero dollars before the bankruptcy. The second woman withdrew her claim. Although they had intimate contact one time in their groin areas and under her bra, most of the contact was consensual kissing and touching over their clothes during her junior and senior years at Marist High School, when she was 16 to 18 years old. Unknown.
Hamilton, William Unknown Archdiocese settled a sex-abuse claim against him for $675,000 in 2003. Unknown.
Hansen (First name unknown) Unknown Archdiocese paid a $22,500 sex-abuse settlement in 1999. Unknown.
Harris, Bernard A. Jesuit priest. Jointly employed by the Society of Jesus and the Diocese of Helena, Mont. Brother of James M. Harris. Accused of sexually abusing four siblings in Silverton between 1968 and 1972. Alleged incidents include fondling, oral sex and vaginal rape involving three sisters and fondling and anal sex with their brother. Unknown.
Harris, James M. Served at St. Paul in Silverton. Seven siblings—four brothers and three sisters—accuse Harris of molesting them from 1968 to the mid-1970s. In addition, three of the brothers further accuse Maurice Grammond of participating in the abuse. The alleged abuse consisted of fondling, oral and anal sex, and vaginal rape. Died in 1999.
Hazen, David Born in La Grande in 1928. Ordained in 1956 in the Baker Diocese. He served in parishes in The Dalles, La Grande and Pendleton, and traveled throughout Eastern Oregon to conduct Mass in smaller communities that did not have a regular priest. After a sexual-abuse accusation surfaced in 1959, Hazen was sent to a treatment center in Wisconsin. In 1960, he was assigned to St. Pius X Catholic Church in Klamath Falls, serving in Ontario, Vale, Burns and Wasco. In 1978, the diocese lent him to the Portland Archdiocese, which assigned him to Junction City. In 1982, Hazen served in another Portland Archdiocese parish, St. Alice in Springfield, then moved to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wasco just before he died. Accused of molesting 18 boys, mostly in Eastern Oregon, from the 1950s to the 1970s. Diocese of Baker paid $3.6 million in 2004 to settle all 18 claims. Accused of molesting four boys in Western Oregon. Archdiocese paid $28,000 since 2002 to settle two cases, and settled one with no payout. Died in 1983.
Jacobson, Gary Served as substitute pastor at St. John in Yamhill in 1999 and parish administrator at Our Lady of the Lake School in Lake Oswego in 1992. Contributed to a Web site called "Ask a Catholic" between 1996 and 2004. Described on a Web site as an "online advice giver" in 2002. Still e-mailing in 2004. Accused of molesting three victims: in 1965, the late 1970s and 1984. Retired. No longer in public ministry.
Jacques, Robert Lawrence (also known as Father Kenneth) A Benedictine of Mount Angel Abbey. Assigned to Mount Angel High School Seminary from 1975 to 1979. Pastor of Sacred Heart in Gervais in 2002 when first publicly accused. Longtime minister to Southeast Asian Catholics in the Salem area. Spent five years in a refugee-orientation camp in the Philippines. Archdiocese settled three accusations dating from 1978 before the bankruptcy. Zero dollars were paid in the settlements. Lives in Mount Angel Abbey. Cannot celebrate any of the sacraments in public. Cannot present himself as a priest to the public. Forbidden from wearing a Roman collar. Restricted to the cloistered area of Mount Angel Abbey unless accompanied by an approved supervisor. In process of being laicized.
Jaime, Jose Former Benedictine priest. Alleged abuse occurred in the late 1960s while Jaime was a seminarian at Mount Angel Abbey. The unknown claimant is seeking punitive damages in federal court. Unknown.
Kiernan, Patrick Born in Ireland. Attended St. Mel's College in Longford and seminary at All Hallows in Dublin. Ordained in 1952. During his 45-year career in Oregon, he served in Brookings, Eugene, Milwaukie and North Bend. Accused of subjecting a teenage girl to fondling, digital penetration, oral sex, intercourse and verbal threats on about 70 occasions. The alleged incidents occurred at St. John the Baptist (Milwaukie) and in the girl's private home from 1983 to 1985, beginning when she was about 17. The woman now is seeking punitive damages in federal court. Died in 1997 in Ireland at age 71.
Krumm, Gus A Franciscan. Left St. Anthony's seminary in Santa Barbara in 1987 after school closed for financial reasons. Worked in churches in Orange County, Calif., from 1988 to 1998. In 1993, a board of inquiry concluded that at least 34 boys were sexually abused at St. Anthony's from 1963 to 1987. Two priests were convicted in the case. The board identified 11 friars—about one-quarter of the friars on staff during that period—who were involved in sexual abuse of minors during those 23 years, according to the board's November 1993 report. The Franciscans said they investigated and determined an accusation against Krumm to be without merit, but in 1995 paid a settlement to the accuser. The Franciscans told Portland Archbishop John G. Vlazny before Krumm in 1998 became pastor at Ascension Parish in Southeast Portland. After a newspaper article in 2002 revealed the 1995 settlement, Krumm admitted sexual misconduct in the early 1970s and mid-1980s. Vlazny removed him from active ministry in 2002. Franciscan order assigned him to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Sacramento, Calif., but failed to tell the diocese about his history. After a 2003 Sacramento Bee article reported his removal from Ascension Parish, the Franciscans removed him from ministry. No current accusations in Oregon. Unknown.
Larkin, John Ordained in 1931. Served at St. Luke in Woodburn and John the Baptist mission church in Milwaukie. Founded the Downtown Chapel in 1935. A former altar boy says Larkin fondled him during a confession at St. Luke's in 1960, when he was about 12 years old. Tentative settlement for $750,000 fell through. Claimant now seeking punitive damages in federal court. Died in 1995.
Laughlin, Thomas Ordained in David City, Neb., in 1948. Served at St. Mary's Cathedral in 1948. Served as teacher and assistant to the principal at Central Catholic from 1948 to 1965. Served several churches over next several years: St. Peter (Portland) (1949-51), St. Rose (1951-53), St. Mary in Portland (1953-55), St. Cecelia's (1955-58), St. Frederick in St. Helens (1965-66), St. Mary in Corvallis (1966-72), All Saints in Portland (1977-82). Marylhurst College chaplain, 1958-65. Oregon State University Newman Center chaplain, 1966-72. Served on Catholic Charities board, 1977-82. Arrested in 1983 for abusing two boys. Sentenced to six months in jail. Sent to treatment center in New Mexico. Went on indefinite leave of absence June 15, 1983. After meeting a past victim, he was kicked out and defrocked. Accused of molesting a boy in Albuquerque, N.M., in the mid-1990s. Accused of molesting about 40 boys from the late 1950s until the mid-1990s. Only Portland Archdiocese priest to be charged and convicted on criminal charges. In a sworn deposition, he admitted molesting numerous boys, although he couldn't remember the number—fewer than four dozen, he said he thought. Alleged and admitted incidents included fondling, masturbation and oral sex. Archdiocese has paid more than $11.1 million since 1984 to settle 19 claims. Four tentative settlements totaling nearly $1.8 million, have fallen through; those four claimants, plus five others, intend to seek punitive damages in federal court. An additional tentative $700,000 settlement of a lawsuit involving both Perone and the Rev. Thomas Laughlin also has fallen through. Lives in Nebraska.
Luke, Mary Member of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows. Worked at St. Mary's Home for Boys in Washington County. Although no longer owned by the Archdiocese of Portland, St. Mary's was an orphanage, school and residential-care facility. Luke and an unknown priest are accused of molesting a 10-year-old boy in 1958. Luke denies the accusation and says she did not work at that time in the building where the alleged abuse took place. Tentative settlement with archdiocese fell through. Claimant will seek punitive damages in federal court. Retired. Lives in California. Faces no restrictions because her religious order does not consider the accusations credible.
MacNaughton, John Served at St. Mary's Home for Boys. Accused of molesting a boy in 1967. His accuser, Larry Lynn Craven, a 49-year-old Marion County man, shot himself to death in 2005. Deceased.
Martin, Frank A lay physical education teacher at St. Clare School in Southwest Portland in the early 1960s. Martin has three accusers. A former St. Clare's student accused him of providing alcohol and committing at least 25 acts of sexual abuse from 1961 to 1963, beginning when the student was 12. A second student accused Martin of fondling him and subjecting him to sex acts during an overnight camping trip in 1963 or 1964, when he was 13 or 14 years old. Archdiocese paid $700,000 in 2003 to settle one claim. Tentative $575,000 settlement on another claim has fallen through; that claimant will seek punitive damages in federal court. Unknown. Archdiocese spokesman said Martin left the school in the late 1960s.
McCarthy, James St. Joseph in Gresham. Woman says he fondled her at least once in 1950 or 1951, when she was 2 or 3 years old. Unknown.
McCray, Gerald Unknown A sexual-abuse complaint about McCray surfaced during Archbishop William Levada's tenure. Archdiocese paid $137,500 to settle the case in 2003. Terminated from ministry in 1990.
McDowell, Archibald M. Holy Cross Father. A University of Portland teacher from 1949 to 1959. Host of a television show. He also taught at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Accused of arranging to have an 11-year-old boy appear on his television show and then molesting him in 1956. A 1958 letter to McDowell from Provincial Theodore J. Mehling, former University of Portland president, noted that McDowell had already received two canonical warnings for his conduct. One accusation described in the letter involved McDowell's inappropriately fondling two high school boys. The letter is addressed to McDowell at St. Edward's University and does not specify where the alleged molestations took place. Archdiocese paid $10,000 in 2003 to settle one case. Died July 16, 1994, at age 89.
McKean, Louis Born in 1918, in Alexandria, La. Graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Ordained in 1947. Served at St. John the Baptist (Buffalo, Wyo.), 1968. Moved to Portland in 1969. Pastor in several Oregon parishes, including St. Philip's in Dallas, Myrtle Creek and most recently St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Reedsport. Abuse allegedly occurred in 1972 and 1973 at St. John the Apostle Church in Reedsport. Female accuser. Archdiocese settled the case for $750,000 in 2003. Died April 5, 2005, at age 86.
McLeod, J. William Served as pastor and teacher at Sacred Heart in Medford, St. Mary's School in Medford, All Saints in Northeast Portland, St. Joseph in Jacksonville. Fourteen accusers who say they were abused between the mid-1940s and mid-1960s. The accusations include kissing, fondling, mutual masturbation and oral sex. Archdiocese paid $675,000 in 2002 and 2003 to settle three claims. Seven claimants are seeking punitive damages in federal court. Archdiocese paid $675,000 in 2002 and 2003 to settle three cases. Three claimants have waived punitive damages and are seeking jury trials in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Tentative settlements with three claimants—for $405,000, $50,000 and $10,000—have fallen through. Died in 1969.
McSorley, James P. Member of U.S. Province of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). Served St. Alice in Springfield. In 2000, celebrated 60 years of "religious profession," according to an Oblate newsletter. Internet bulletin board for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) says McSorley was a U.S. Army chaplain in Germany in the 1960s. Later lived in Oakland, Calif. [Sometimes listed in the Directory as McSorely.] Accused of molesting an altar boy in 1964. Also accused of abuse while serving as a military chaplain in Germany in the 1960s. Archdiocese paid $100,000 to settle a claim in 2003. Died May 27, 2005, in Oakland, Calif.
Michele, Robert Born in 1927 in Custer County, Neb. During the Dust Bowl years, family moved to Oregon. Michele met the Paulist Fathers through a mission given at his parish in Albany. After several years at St. Edward Seminary outside Seattle, he became to the Paulist novitiate in 1948. Ordained in 1955 in New York. Served at St. Austin in Austin, Texas (about 1955-58). Many missions throughout North America. Returned to Austin at least by 1998. Accused of subjecting a teenage girl to fondling and intercourse on about 50 occasions before her 18th birthday in 1965. The relationship lasted from 1964 to 1969. The woman is seeking punitive damages in federal court. Retired from post as a senior priest at St. Austin Parish in Austin, Texas.
Minh, Vincent A Redemptorist. Minh was sent from South Vietnam to the United States in 1972 to receive a master's degree in education at the University of Portland. Began helping Southeast Asians in the mid-1970s. Southeast Asian Vicariate from 1981 to 2001; Our Lady of Lavang Catholic Church (Northeast Portland) from 1999 to 2001. Described as the "spiritual leader and advocate of the region's growing community of Southeast Asians." First recipient of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award in 1991 by the Metropolitan Human Relations Commission. Accused of raping a woman in 1983 and molesting two young girls, one in the early 1980s and one in the late 1980s. Living in a Redemptorist center in Illinois.
O'Doherty, Aloysius O. Sacred Heart; St. Rose [of] Lima Catholic Church (Northeast Portland): Astoria; San Diego; Medford. Accused of abusing an 11-year-old girl in 1950. Archdiocese paid $35,000 to settle the claim in 2003. Unknown.
O'Flynn, Patrick Blessed Sacrament Parish in Portland. Accused of molesting a girl from 1962 to 1970 at Blessed Sacrament in Portland, when she was between the ages of 10 and 18 at the time. O'Flynn allegedly fondled her over and under her clothing, lay on top of her and French-kissed her on more than 100 occasions. Unknown.
Orso-Manzonetta, Aldo Carlo Born in 1923 in Portland. Attended the University of Portland and St. Thomas Seminary in Denver. Ordained in 1950 in Portland. Served as a pastor and administrator at St. Cecilia Parish (Beaverton); the Downtown Chapel (Portland); Our Lady of the Mountain Parish (Ashland); Mercy Home (North Bend); All Saints (Northeast Portland); St. Michael the Archangel (Southwest Portland): 1959-83; St. Peter's (Newberg): 1984-89; Sacred Heart (Tillamook): 1990-1994. More than a dozen accusers involving incidents between the mid-1950s and 1970. One accuser says that Orso-Manzonetta forcibly drugged and masturbated him on two to three occasions and appeared naked or nearly naked before him over more than a year at St. Michael the Archangel in Portland. Archdiocese has paid out more than $1.6 million since 1997 to settle seven claims. Retired in 1994. Died in 1996.
Pacome, Jocelyn, also known as Saint Arnaud A Benedictine. A French Canadian. Mount Angel Abbey. St. Mary's (Elgin): late 1970s-late 1980s. Pastor of St. Bernard's (Jordan Valley) in the early 1990s. Pacome allegedly molested a boy in 1976 on a camping trip to Lake Merwin Camper's Hideaway. An Elgin man says St. Arnaud molested him there in the 1970s. Died in 1992.
Perone, Rocco Ordained in 1949 as a Paulist Father. Served at St. Mary in Chicago (1949), St. Philip Neri in Portland (1950 or 1951 to 1956), St. Rose in Layton, Utah (1956-57), St. Austin in Austin, Texas (1957-88), Paulist Father's Generalate in Scarsdale, N.Y. (1989-91), St. Austin in Austin, Texas (1991-92). In Texas, he was assigned to St. Austin, but traveled throughout the state to preach in other parishes. Sent in the 1980s to St. Luke's Institute outside of Washington, D.C., a treatment center specifically for priests with psychological or substance-abuse problems. A dozen accusers have alleged abuse of boys in the 1950s and 1960s at the Southeast Portland parish and Boy Scout camps. Archdiocesan officials say they have no record of complaints during Perone's tenure, although one lawsuit contends that Perone's alleged improper sexual activities with young males were reported to the archdiocese in 1954. Documents further indicate that the Paulist Fathers received a complaint in 1956 that Perone touched the genitals of a boy in Casper, Wyo. Archdiocese paid more than $2.8 million in 2003 and 2004 to settle most of the claims. Tentative $700,000 settlement of a lawsuit involving both Perone and the Rev. Thomas Laughlin has fallen through. Died in 1992.
Raleigh, Michael J. Served at St. Augustine in Lincoln City and St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. Four accusers, including two brothers and former altar boys in Lincoln City who say Raleigh forced them to engage in various sex acts in the mid- to late 1950s. Another accuser says Raleigh subjected him to kissing, fondling, masturbation and oral sex at St. John the Apostle in Oregon City in 1950 or 1951, when he was about 12 or 13. The fourth accuser says Raleigh forced him to engage in genital fondling and oral sex with him and engaged in genital fondling, oral and anal sex with children within the accuser's view. Died in 1979.
Rodakowski, Louis G. Attended Mount Angel Seminary and St. Edward Seminary, Seattle. Ordained in 1942 in Portland. Served at St. Vincent in Salem (1942-48), St. John in Milwaukie (1948-49), Sacred Heart in Newport (1950-66), St. Peter in Eugene (1967), St. Helen in Junction City (1968-69), St. Jude in Eugene (1970-75). Known as "the builder priest" because he helped build Sacred Heart Church in Newport in early 1950s, St. Mary Mission Church in Siletz in 1958, and St. Patrick Church in Toledo and St. Jude Church in Eugene, both in 1971. Was regularly guest-preaching at St. Catherine in Veneta as late as 1997 and St. Anthony in Waldport in 2002. Celebrated his 90th birthday and 61 years as a priest in 2003 with a Mass at St. Benedict Lodge, a Dominican retreat center on the McKenzie River. Two accusers, 1948 and 1961-63. Retired in 1977. No longer in public ministry.
Ronan, Andrew Belonged to the Order of Friars, Servants of Mary, also known as the Servites. In the late 1950s, Servites removed Ronan from seminary where he was teaching in Benburb, Northern Ireland, after a student accused him of sexual misconduct. Reassigned to now-defunct, all-boys St. Philip High School on Chicago's West Side (1959 to 1965). Accused of sexual misconduct with St. Philip's students. Transfered to The Grotto, a shrine at Northeast 85th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard in Portland. Laicized in 1966 by the Archdiocese of Portland after accusation of sexual again surfaced. At least two accusers in Portland, plus others in Chicago and Ireland. A Seattle-area man claims he was 15 or 16 when Ronan repeatedly abused him in Portland in late 1965 or early 1966. Archdiocese paid $5,000 in 2003 to settle one claim. Settled another claim for zero dollars before the bankruptcy. Died in 1992.
Rudin, Remy Born in Chico, Calif., in 1921. Joined the Franciscans in 1942 and was ordained at Mission Santa Barbara in 1949. Ministered to Native Americans in Arizona before coming to the Archdiocese of Portland in 1960. Chaplain at the Fairview Home for the Mentally Handicapped and MacLaren School for Boys. Also pastor of St. Mary Parish in Shaw, where he built the new church in 1962. In 1973, transferred to Ascension in Portland, where he stayed until 1975, when he suffered a stroke and returned to Arizona. There he did a limited ministry with Native Americans. Nearly a dozen accusers claim they were abused by him as boys when he worked at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Accusations include oral and anal sex. Eight claimants have waived their rights to punitive damages and are seeking jury trials in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Died in 1991.
Ryan, Edmund Kenneth Professed his vows to the Dominicans in 1960. Ordained in 1965. Worked in Eugene for two years in the early 1980s. Served Holy Rosary in Northeast Portland (1983-91), before becoming a Navy chaplain. Accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old boy in Eugene in 1983 or 1984 when the victim was in high school. The Franciscan's Sexual Misconduct Review Committee recommended his return to the ministry, but the order decided against it. Was assigned to Siena House, Oakland, Calif., along with at least five other clergy accused of sex abuse.
Schwartz, John Left Jesuit High School in 1987 and the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) at some point. Was working as parish priest at St. Anselm in Marin County in the Archdiocese of San Francisco when a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse was filed in Multnomah County in October 2005. Took voluntary leave of absence. Archdiocese spokesman promised independent investigation to determine whether Schwartz could return to work as a priest. Former Jesuit High School student claimed Schwartz, a teacher, molested him from 1985 to 1987. Schwartz denies the accusations, according to an Archdiocese of San Francisco spokesman.
Senko, Martin Richard Born in 1930 in Hillsboro. Attended minor seminary at Mount Angel and graduated from college there in 1952. Received theological training at St. Edward Seminary, Kenmore, Wash. Ordained in 1956. Earned master's degree in education from University of Portland. Teacher and then principal of St. Boniface High School in Sublimity (1956-58), teacher and vice principal at St. Francis (now Marist) High School in Eugene (1958-59), teacher at Catholic Central High School in Southeast Portland (1959-62), teacher and then principal at North Catholic High School in Portland (1962-70), administrator and then pastor of St. Frederic Parish in St. Helens (1970-77), pastor of St. Rose in Portland (1977-80), St. John in Yamhill (1991-92), pastor of St. Peter in Portland until his resignation on March 23, 1993, administrator of St. Alexander in Cornelius (1994-98). Retired in 1998. After Senko was accused of touching a "girl in an improper way" at St. Peter Parish, Archbishop William J. Levada decided Senko needed to leave parish and go into treatment, according to a deposition given by Father Charles Lienert. Senko submitted letter of resignation on March 23, 1993, but denied "consciously or unconsciously" touching the girl improperly. Died in 2004.
Smith, Anthony Redemptorist. Served at Holy Redeemer in Northeast Portland, led Catholic Youth Organization meetings. Also served at Newman House, University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., about 2001. Also appears to have spent time at Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Ariz., and in Denver, which is the headquarters of the Redemptorists. Accused of molesting a teenage boy on eight to 12 occasions on the grounds of Holy Redeemer in mid-1980s. Alleged incidents included sodomy, oral sex and fondling, all on the grounds of Holy Redeemer Parish. At the time accusations surfaced, he was director of the Newman House, University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. He was removed—at least temporarily—when accusations surfaced. Tentative $15,000 settlement has fallen through, and claimant will seek punitive damages in federal court. Retired in California
Sprauer, Michael Born in 1944 in Wenatchee, Wash. Attended Gonzaga University, Wenatchee Valley College and Mount Angel Seminary. Ordained in 1972. Served St. Mary in Eugene, MacLaren School for Boys and Hillcrest School for girls (1972-75), chaplain for Oregon's prison system (1975-83 and 1986-99), St. Mary in Corvallis (1983-86), St. Joseph in Salem (1999-2003), and St. Edward in Keizer and St. Boniface in Sublimity (both in 2000-02). Nineteen former MacLaren inmates accuse Sprauer of molesting them when he was chaplain in the 1970s. One additional man accuses Sprauer of molesting him while he was an inmate at Oregon State Correctional Institution. Speaking through his attorney, Sprauer denies the charges. On administrative leave from pastoral duties, pending resolution of the accusations.
Steigerwald, Philip An assistant pastor at St. Paul in North Eugene (1977-81). According to Archdiocese of Portland records, Steigerwald received a leave of absence in July 1981 and was never reassigned to other church duties. Accuser, a student at St. Paul Parish School, claims he was repeatedly abused on a trip through Oregon, Washington and Canada in 1978. Archdiocese paid $450,000 in 2003 to settle claim. Died in May 1992 after he was struck by a car while crossing a street in San Francisco.
Sullivan, Gregory Sullivan was a priest in the Archdiocese of Portland from 1979 to 1984. Served at St. Peter in Portland for at least part of his tenure. Accuser says Sullivan fondled him at least three times in 1981 during a sleepover at the church and on a fishing trip. The boy was about 15 years old at the time. A tentative $345,000 settlement has fallen through. Accuser now seeking punitive damages in federal court. Unknown.
Susbauer, Michael Unknown. Accused of sexually molesting one claimant in Clark County in 1968 or 1969. Left the ministry in 1971.
Thatcher, John R. Born in 1916 in Butte, Mont. Joined the Jesuits in Sheridan in 1934. After four years in Sheridan, moved to Spokane and began studying philosophy at Mount St. Michael's. Taught at Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma from 1941 to 1944, and began his theology studies in California at Alma College in 1944. Ordained in 1947 and continued his studies. From 1953 to 1957, taught at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane. Served at St. Ignatius in Portland for 29 years, from 1957 to 1973, and from 1981 to 1994. A pastor at St. Aloysius in Spokane from 1973 to 1981. Accused of showing a 6-year-old boy pornography, fondling his genitals and inducing him to engage in various other sexual acts in 1963. Jesuit officials said they could not comment because of a gag order in the current mediations in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Died in 2003.
Thielen, Monsignor Martin Attended Columbia Prep. After seminary, his superiors sent him to Rome for advanced studies. Ordained in 1935. Served at the new cathedral for several years. Started teaching at Central Catholic High School in 1939. Later vice principal and principal. Superintendent of Catholic schools for the archdiocese: 1951-68[.] Near the location of the old Downtown Chapel, at Southeast Third and Ankeny, Thielen and other priests would preach from a soapbox in the late 1930s. Also ran Portland mission for Japanese-American Catholics (1940-43), St. Stephen in Portland (1954-64), St. Thomas More in Southwest Portland (1964-75). Accused of molesting at least three boys in the late 1950s and early 1960s at St. Stephen's and Central Catholic, both in Southeast Portland. Two more claims pending, including a man who says Thielen sexually assaulted him at least three times in 1957 and 1958, when he was 13 or 14 years old. That man is now seeking punitive damages in federal court. The other claimant has waived his right to punitive damages and is pursuing a jury trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Archdiocese paid out more than $1.8 million in 2003 to settle three cases. Tentative $7,500 settlement in a fourth case has fallen through; that claimant has waived his right to punitive damages and will pursue a jury trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Retired in 1995. No longer in public ministry. Lives at a residence for priests in Beaverton. He denies the allegations.
Wachter, Carl Served as assistant pastor or pastor from 1939 to 1983 in several Oregon parishes: St. Edward in Lebanon (1949), pastor of St. John the Baptist in Milwaukie (1958), Christ the King: 1959. Past[or] at Holy Cross: 1968-80. He also served in Monroe and Coos Bay. Accused of molesting two girls, ages 7 and 8, in 1948 at The Christie School, then an orphanage run by the archdiocese. Archdiocese paid $440,000 in 2003 to settle the claims. Died in 1992.
Warren, Ronald James Anthony Baker Diocese priest. Celebrated 40 years as a priest in 2002. Pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Chiloquin since at least 1999. Three accusers; two also accuse the Rev. John Goodrich. Archdiocese's bankruptcy froze a $350,000 settlement check to one of the claimants. Forced to retire when allegations surfaced. Lives in the Portland area.
White, Cosmas (Paul) A Benedictine. Served at St. Paul in Silverton. Also served at St. Agatha in Southeast Portland for more than 20 years A former student of the Mount Angel Preparatory School claimed he was abused at least six times in 1964. Mount Angel Abbey's lay review committee cleared White of any wrongdoing. White is retired, but says Mass at St. Paul's in Silverton, according to the church's Web site.
Wolfe, Philip Mark Franciscan friar. Taught at St. Anthony's Seminary in Santa Barbara. Guest priest at St. Anthony's in Tigard in the summer of 1982. Pleaded no contest in 1989 to molesting a boy and sentenced to a year in jail. Defrocked. Accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a boy at St. Anthony in Tigard in 1982. Archdiocese paid $10,000 in 2002 to settle the claim. Wolfe hanged himself in his Albuquerque, N.M., apartment in 1994.
Wong, Mr. Earl Basketball coach and Cub Scout leader at St. Thomas More in Portland. Accuser, who was 13 to 14 years old at the time, says he was subjected to pornography and sexual abuse on six to 12 occasions from 1980 to 1981 at St. Thomas More. Unknown.

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