Here's what we know about the accused clergy in the Harrisburg diocese
Here's what we know about the priests named by the Diocese of Harrisburg as having had accusations of sexual abuse of children made against them.
The diocese notes that the list is a summary of accusations, and does not include assessments of the credibility or guilt. None of the individuals are currently in ministry or in service in the diocese.
For every name, the diocese provided information on what type of accusation was made, whether the person is alive or dead and their position and diocese. Further information about their history in the church was gathered by PennLive.
These cases involve allegations of indecent behavior:
Alexander Dario Agudelo Cano
Cano, a seminarian, was accused of sexual abuse of a child, the diocese said. He is alive. No further information was available Wednesday.
Accused of sexual abuse by two survivors, he was a seminarian in the Harrisburg diocese. Born in York, on August 16, 1945, he was a graduate of Wichita State University and attended Mt. St. Mary's Seminary. He died October 16, 2011,
In April 2002 the Diocese received a "credible allegation" accusing Allen of sexual misconduct with a minor in 1979. Allen, who was senior pastor at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church in Penbrook, resigned. Prosecution was not possible because the statute of limitations had expired. Other allegations were made regarding his behavior in 1985. He was removed from all active ministry, the diocese said, and in 2006 he was laicized.
Multiple allegations were made against Bach, who served as a priest in the Harrisburg diocese. He died on March 31, 2010, at the Brandywine Assisted Living at Seaside Pointe in Delaware. He served at St. Patrick's Church in York from 1964 to 1965, according to the church's website.
Barry was the subject of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children. The diocese says it is unknown whether he is still living.
He was ordained in 1978, and worked in the archdioceses of Boston and Washington DC, as well as Harrisburg and Grand Rapids, Mich., according to the Bishops Accountability Project. In 2002 an accusation emerged that Barry raped and assaulted a youth at a Tewksbury, Mass. parish, where he was assigned in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Barry's accuser said the abuse occurred over a three-year period, and started when he went to Barry for counseling as a 16 or 17-year-old boy. Barry was transferred in 1981 to Dallastown, Pa. He was reportedly defrocked sometime before 2002.
He was the subject of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children, according to the diocese. He died in 2016, at age 90,
He graduated from Mount Saint Mary's in Maryland and was ordained in 1953 as a parish priest for the Diocese of Harrisburg, where he served in several Pennsylvania churches, including as pastor of Our Lady of the Visitation in Shippensburg and as pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Harrisburg. Before his retirement he was a prison chaplain in Lewisburg as well as chaplain at the state mental hospital. He died at age 90 in 2016.
John Bostwick III
He is a priest in the Diocese of Richmond who has been accused twice of sexual abuse of a child.
He previously service in the Harrisburg diocese, and assisted at various intervals between the late 1970s and 1992 at three parishes: St. Catherine Laboure in Swatara Twp., St. Leo the Great in Lancaster and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lebanon. Bostwick also worked at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Md., in the 1980s.
While at Mount St. Mary's in 1996, he was accused of abuse of a boy in 1980-82 in Harrisburg. He was assigned to the Lafayette, La. diocese from 1992 to 1996. When charges surfaced Bostwick was suspended from duties in Louisiana and was to be sent to treatment. In 1996, at age 55, he was placed on administrative leave in Richmond, Va., after the bishop there was notified by Harrisburg diocesan officials that a 28-year-old man had accused the priest of molesting him 15 years prior.
Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children were made against Giella, according to the Harrisburg diocese. Giella spent nearly seven years as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Swatara Twp., as well as serving at a parish in Hanover in southern York County.
In 1992 the Harrisburg diocese received an allegation that Giella had abused a child beginning in 1983. He was arrested in 1992 at his retirement home in Manchester, N.J., and charged with molesting the 14-year-old daughter of a Dauphin County couple whom he had befriended through the church. He died in 1993 while awaiting trial. The Diocese of Harrisburg paid more than $900,000 to the girl's family to settle a civil suit by her parents.
Gonzalez a deacon of the Diocese of Wallace, was accused of sexually abusing a child, including abuse while he lived in Pennsylvania and was a chaplain at a federal prison, the diocese said. He is alive.
He was accused in life of inappropriate touching and comments toward a child. and after he was dead was accused of sexual abuse of a child.
Haney was a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg for 54 years and editor of The Catholic Witness from 1975-2006. He died in 2012 at age 80. He was ordained in 1958 in Harrisburg.
In the early years of his ministry, he served at St. Anne, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Sacred Heart of Jesus parishes in Lancaster, St. Peter Parish in Columbia, and St. James and St. Ann parishes in Steelton. He also served as principal's assistant at Lancaster Catholic High School and Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg.
In 1967, he became principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, and also served at St. Edward and St. Michael parishes in Shamokin, and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Ranshaw.
During his time as editor of The Catholic Witness, Father Haney also served as pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra (1976-1981) and St. Ann Parish in Steelton (1981-1985), and also ministered at St. Catherine Laboure Parish in Harrisburg. He moved to St. Theresa Parish in New Cumberland in 1992, and assisted there for a number of years, including after his retirement from active ministry in 2006.
He was accused of sexual abuse of a child.
Haviland was ordained a priest on May 19, 1962. He served numerous assignments as assistant and chaplain with St. Patrick Church, York; Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, McSherrystown; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Lebanon; Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Harrisburg; Saint Matthew Church, Dauphin; Saint Edward's Church, Shamokin; and South Mountain Geriatric Rehabilitation Center, Mount Alto College.
He was pastor at Saint Francis Xavier Church, Gettysburg; Assumption of the Blessed Mother Church, Lancaster; Saint Peter Church, Steelton; and administrator of Saint John the Evangelist Church, Enhaut. He also pastored the newly merged Church of Saint Michael the Archangel Church, Sunbury, and the Saint Thomas More Church, Northumberland, into the new Church of Saint Monica. He was also the administrator of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Lewisburg, Pa. and full time chaplain at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He retired in 2010 and died at age 80 in 2017.
Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children were made against Herber, the diocese said. He is dead.
Hower was accused of sexual abuse of a child, the diocese said. He is alive.
Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children were received against Koychick, who is dead, according to the diocese.
According to Bishop Accountability Project, Koychick was an assistant at parishes in Harrisburg, Mount Carmel, York, Mechanicsburg; and a pastor in Williamstown, York, and Palmyra. He was chaplain of Pennsylvania Industrial School in Camp Hill from 1957 to 1962. Allegations in 2003 of child sexual abuse in 1970s were deemed "credible" by the Diocese, but the Diocese did not make this public until 2016. Koychick retired in 2003, law enforcement notified, and Koychick forbidden to function as a priest.
He was a seminarian in the diocese for just two weeks, according to a 2010 story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, when he was asked leave the seminary because of injuries he'd suffered in a motorcycle accident that the seminary was unable to accommodate.
Soon after, he went to work as a church business manager at the Immaculate Conception Church in Connellsville in the Greensburg diocese. He was sentenced in 2010 to two to four years in state prison for beating a priest with an ax handle. He admitted beating the priest out of fear of losing his job, according to the news report. No further information about the sexual abuse allegation was immediately available.
Long, who is dead, was accused of soliciting a child for sex, the diocese said. The diocese also received an allegation that Long was engaged in a sexual relationship with an adult that began when the adult was a child.
Luck was removed from ministry around 1988 after allegations that he abused a minor. He was a deacon at St. Paul the Apostle parish in Annville when the abuse allegedly occurred. His laicization was announced in June 2006.
In 1994, the Diocese received allegations from a man that he had been abused by Marsico in 1982 at age 13. Marsico was assigned to St. Leo the Great in Rohrerstown, and later to St. Rose of Lima in York. The Diocese removed Marsico from active ministry without privileges, and arranged for Marsico to pay for the man's therapy and medication. It denied him any type of settlement because it said it had no knowledge of the sexual abuse at the time it happened. The man testified before a grand jury in October 2016. Marsico is still alive, according to the diocese. In 2011, he was reported to be working as a travel agent.
McGinely was the subject of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children, the diocese said.
From the Mount Carmel News-Item in August 2006: Anthony J. McGinley died Aug. 12, 2006, at 85 years old in Danville. He was born in Centralia in 1920. He was a graduate of t. Ignatius Grade School in Centralia, Mount Carmel Catholic High School and St. Charles College and Seminary. He was a retired Catholic priest for the Diocese of Harrisburg, serving at parishes from 1945 to 1970. He later was a professor of psychology and education at Marymount College of Virginia and a professor of psychology and statistics at Georgetown University. He retired to Centralia in 1987.
Multiple allegations of child sexual abuse were lodged against Pease, who is still alive, according to the diocese.
He was assigned to three churches in York County in the 1960s and 1970s: St. Joseph's in Hanover and St. Patrick's in York in the 1960s, and St. John The Baptist Church in New Freedom between 1973 and 1979. He was accused in 1995 of the sexual abuse of a minor in about 1972. Pease was kept in ministry. He resigned as the pastor of Mount Carmel's Divine Redeemer parish in December 2002.
The diocese said it received an allegation that Procopio inappropriately touched and kissed minors. He is dead.
Guido Miguel Quiroz Reyes
Reyes was the subject of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children. His status is unknown, according to the diocese.
Rebovich, who is dead, was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, the diocese said. According to online reports, years before the diocese received the allegation of abuse against Rebovich, Rebovich was accused in other dioceses of sexual abuse of children.
Two allegations of sexual abuse of children were received against Scala, the diocese aid. He is alive.
Shank was the subject of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children, the diocese said. He is alive.
The diocese said a woman accused "Father Tim" of sexually abusing her when she was a child. According to written Diocesan records, it was presumed but never established that the accusation was against Sperber because he was assigned to the rectory where and when the survivor stated the abuse occurred.
Steffen, who is dead, was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor. Also, Fr. Steffen was accused of inappropriate questioning of multiple children regarding sexual subject matter, the diocese said.
According to Steffen's obituary on the Diocese of Harrisburg website, he was born April 30, 1930, in Reading and ordained in 1958 after graduating from Mount St. Mary's Seminary. He served at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Buchanan Valley from 1978 until his retirement in 2005. He died July 15, 2015.
John Tokarick Jr.
Tokarick was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, the diocese said.
Zangari, who died in 2004, was the subject of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children, according to the Harrisburg diocese.
Zangari was an assistant pastor in Middletown from June 26, 1951 to September 20, 1951, according to the website of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Middletown. He left to become a chaplain in the U.S. Army.
These cases involve allegations of inappropriate behavior:
An individual reported that she saw Emala kiss a minor on the lips sometime in the early 1980s, the diocese said. Emala, who is dead, is on the list of accused priests of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
The diocese received an allegation from the Military Archdiocese that Mercado had been accused of kissing a child on the grounds of the Lebanon VA Hospital.
Rush was accused of hugging and kissing a child, holding hands with the child, and saying various things to the child suggesting they were in a relationship, the diocese said. Is assigned to the Archdiocese of New York.
These cases involve allegations of child pornography:
Donald Cramer II
Cramer was investigated by Homeland Security for possible child pornography and federal law violations. Nothing criminal was found on his computer and Homeland Security ceased its investigation, the diocese said. He is alive.
According to the diocese, Fisher admitted that he visited some websites that may have contained images of unclothed minors. A forensic examination was done of his computer and turned over to the FBI, which found no criminal images. The matter was reinvestigated later, and the additional images were recovered from his computer. Those images were turned over to the district attorney, who concluded the computer did not contain criminal images.
Hackman, a deacon, was convicted in federal court of sending child pornography. He is alive. Hackman served St. James from 1983 to 2000, according to the parish website of St. James in Lititz.
Kayda's personal laptop was forensically evaluated and found to contain images of child pornography as well as internet usage involving child pornography websites, according to the diocense. He died in 2013 at age 27.
Kayda received his bachelor's degree from St. Vincent College, Latrobe, and was ordained as a priest in June of 2013. He served in many churches on his way to the priesthood, including in Hershey, Mt. Carmel, and several locations in West Virginia. He served as a deacon at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Waynesboro. His first assignment was as a parochial vicar at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Freedom.
The diocese said it received an allegation that pornography was found in Monsignor Kujovsky's room that contained an image of a nude altar boy. In another incident, anbook of animated pornography was found in Kujovsky's room that appeared to depict child sex abuse. The animated book was turned over to the district attorney, who concluded it was not criminal.
Kujovsky was born in Lebanon, and was ordained in 1957. He served in the diocese as principal of Holy Spirit School in Mount Carmel, head of archives at the Diocesan Center, Diocesan Marriage Tribunal, and was pastor of many parishes in the diocese during his 58 years. He died at age 84 on March 28, 2015.
The following cases involved allegations of inappropriate communications with children:
The diocese says it received an accusation that Logue, a deacon, had inappropriate communications with a child. He is alive.
Schlager, a seminarian, was accused of engaging in a number of inappropriate communications with several children. He is alive. A 2010 bulletin at St. Mary's Church in Lancaster, said he was studying at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
The following clergy and seminarians were deceased when the diocese received the first allegations against them:
After his death, Bolen was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, the diocese said.
Following his death, D'Allessandro was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, the diocese said.
DeChico was accused of sexual abuse after his death on Feb. 25, 2006, the diocese said.
He served as a principal at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School and Lebanon Catholic High School, and was a Catholic minister at Gettysburg College.
Ordained in 1974, he was assistant pastor at St. Joseph Church, York, from 1974 1976; assistant to the principal at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, Shamokin, 1976-1979; principal at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, 1979-1986; administrator at St. John the Baptist Church, Mt. Carmel, 1979-1986; principal at Lebanon Catholic High School, 1986-1996; parochial vicar at St. Catherine Laboure Parish, Harrisburg, 1997-1998; pastor at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Gettysburg, 1998; and was Catholic campus minister Gettysburg College, 1998-2006.
Dougherty, after his death, was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, according to the Harrisburg diocese.
Driscoll was accused after his death in 1992 of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, the diocese said.
After his death in 1992, Hager was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, the diocese said.
According to his obituary, Hager was pastor of Ss. Cyril and Methods Catholic Church in Lebanon for 36 years before retiring in 1976. He was ordained in 1934, and before being assigned to the Lebanon church, Hager served at St. Mary's and St. Joseph's churches, both in York; Corpus Christi, Chambersburg, Franklin County, and St. Joseph's, Locust Gap, Northumberland County. He was elevated to the title of monsignor in 1965.
Hudak, after his death in 2005, was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor.
According to his obituary, he was ordained at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Harrisburg in 1955, and first served as an assistant at Assumption B.V.M. parish in Kulpmont. Other assignments included Saint Ann's, Lancaster; Saint Peter's, Elizabethtown; Saint Joseph's, York; Holy Cross, Mount Carmel; St. Pius X, Selinsgrove; Sacred Heart, Harrisburg; St. Joseph's Shamokin; Holy Infant, York Haven; Immaculate Conception, New Oxford and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mount Carmel.
He was accused after his death of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor.
Lawler was assigned to churches in the Harrisburg diocese for more than two decades from the 1960s to the 1980s. According to his obituary, published in the Boston Globe in October 1987, he was ordained in 1955 and entered Sacred Heart Fathers Seminary in Latrobe in 1964. While working at Sacred Heart Church in Lewisburg, Lawler died "unexpectedly in his parish rectory" in 1987, according to his obituary.
After his death, Maher the subject of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children.
He assisted and pastored parishes throughout the diocese, and was a longtime superintendent of Diocesan Schools, and member of Diocesan Examiners of Clergy. He resided for many years at an orphanage for girls. He died June 19, 1990. In August 2016 the Diocese publicly acknowledged that in 1994 it had received credible allegations of child sexual abuse against Maher, said to have occurred in the 1960s.
After his death in 2007, Daniel Mahoney was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, according to the diocese.
Mahoney served Holy Name of Jesus parish for 34 years. During Mahoney's tenure, Holy Name grew from 1,900 people to 9,000 members and Holy Name Elementary School grew from 329 students to 811 by the time Mahoney retired in 2002, according to a Patriot-News story in 2007.
Murphy, after his death, was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, according to the diocese.
After his death in 1980, Noel was accused of sexual abuse of a child by a survivor. He was ordained in the Harrisburg diocese in 1954.
After his death on Dec. 4, 1993, Rolko was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, the diocese says.
He was appointed by Bishop Nicholas Datillo as seventh pastor of Holy Trinity Church, in Columbia, in May 1975. He served as pastor for 18 years. He was buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery, and on Dec. 4, 1994, the Memorial Garden, on the lawn in front of the Parish Center, was dedicated to him.
Suknaic was accused after his death of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, the diocese said. No further information is available.
After his death in 1997, Taylor was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, the diocese says.
He was ordained to the priesthood at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Harrisburg in 1954 and appointed honorary prelate (monsignor) by Pope John Paul II on April 10, 1979. He was involved with the Radio and Television Apostolate on the deanery level in Lancaster and on the diocesan level as a longtime member of the Diocesan Communications Commission. He was appointed to the Diocesan Respect Life Task Force in 1976 and the Diocesan Commission for Evangelization in 1977. He was an active leader in marriage encounters and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
He had been assistant pastor of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Harrisburg, a teacher at Harrisburg Catholic High School (now Bishop McDevitt High School) and principal of Lancaster Catholic High School.
He was associate superintendent of schools, Episcopal Vicar for education and superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Harrisburg. He also was pastor of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Harrisburg and St Theresa Church before retiring in 1996.
Vaughn was the subject of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children following his death in 1992, according to the diocese.
The diocese acknowledged in 2016 that, after Vaughn's death, it had received allegations of child sex abuse against him. He was assigned from 1966 to 1970 to St. Peter's in Elizabethtown; St. Mark the Evangelist in Franklin County from 1970 to 1986; St. James in Dauphin County 1987 to 88 and St. Joseph's in York in the mid-1960s. He retired in 1989.
Vecera was accused after his death in 1987 of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor, the diocese said.
Bradel, after his death in 1997, was accused of several years of inappropriate behavior by the survivor, the diocese said. He was ordained in 1947 and in 1958 he was appointed principal of the still-under construction Holy Family School in Harrisburg and administrator of Holy Family Parish.
John McDevitt, after his death, McDevitt was accused of kissing a child. Also after his death, McDevitt was named in a lawsuit filed in Delaware alleging he committed sexual abuse of a child. He was a member of the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales.
The following clergy members served in the Harrisburg diocese, but have been accused of sexual abuse in another diocese.
Bugge served in the Harrisburg diocese but was not the subject of any allegation of abuse there. He is on the list of accused priests of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, according to the diocese.
The archdiocese posted on its website that, "In 1985, Father Gerald Bugge admitted to engaging in inappropriate sexual activities with a minor in 1985. These allegations were reported to the Redemptorists, and Father Bugge's faculties were removed," which means he was no longer authorized to perform functions such as absolving sins in confession and witnessing marriages.
According to the diocese, he is dead. He served at St. Anthony of Padua in Lancaster from August 1986 to April 1988.
Cawley served in the diocese but was not the subject of any allegation of abuse during that time. The Diocese received a report that Cawley was accused of sexual abuse of a child in a lawsuit in Wyoming, as a priest with the Diocese of Great Falls/Billings.
According to the Harrisburg diocese, Flanagan was a priest of the Diocese of Allentown.He was used as a chaperone for an unsanctioned international trip (i.e. the trip was not authorized by the Diocese), attended by students of Bishop McDevitt High School. News reports reveal Flanagan was the subject of a sexual abuse allegation in the Diocese of Allentown.
According to the Republican Herald, Flanagan was removed from the ministry in 2010. He served since 2006 as pastor at Annunciation BVM, St. George and Our Lady of Mount Carmel churches in Shenandoah. He'd previously served as a priest at Reading Central Catholic High School.
Flanagan, who was ordained in 1982, was in residence at St. Mary Church, Saint Clair, and also at St. Paul Church, Reading, and St. Catharine of Siena Church, Allentown, during his training. He served as priest at Nativity BVM High School, Pottsville; Mary Queen of Peace Church, Pottsville; St. Jerome Church, Tamaqua; Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Lehighton; St. Anne Church, Bethlehem, and Our Lady of Help of Christians Church, Allentown.
Geiger, who is dead, served in the diocese, but was not the subject of any allegation of abuse there. According to online reports, Geiger was accused in a lawsuit in Ohio of abusing three individuals there when they were children.
Geiger was assigned to Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Ephrata from July 1987 to August 1993 and from August 1999 to June 2007; and was at St. Anthony of Padua between April 1994 and August 1999.
In 2002, court records show, attorney David Zoll filed a lawsuit against Geiger and another priest on behalf of three men who said the priests molested them when they were boys. The alleged abuse occurred in the 1970s at a church in Lima, Ohio. A settlement was approved by the Diocese in 2004.
Konat "briefly had faculties in the diocese," according to information provided by the diocese. However, shortly after his assignment, the diocese received a report from the Diocese of Salt Lake City that while Konat was there, he was several times accused of "sexual advances" toward young men. Konat was asked to tender his resignation, which he did. No allegations of abuse are in his file from his tenure in the Harrisburg diocese.
Krakovsky, who is dead, served in the diocese but was not the subject of any allegation of abuse there. He is, however, on a list of accused priests of the Diocese of St. Cloud (Minnesota), spelled Krakovski on St. Cloud List.
He was assigned to St. Joseph's church in York from 1957-1958, according to a report from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office. In March, Krakovsky was named in a grand jury report following an investigation into leaders of a Franciscan religious order. Krakovsky, who died in 1997 at age 73, sexually abused two boys between 1963 and 1964 at a church in Minnesota, according to the grand jury report.
Krakovsky was assigned to churches in Oregon and Pennsylvania prior to his assignment in York, and he had assignments in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, West Virginia and Slovakia after his time in York, according to the grand jury report.
Kucan served in the diocese but was not the subject of any allegation of abuse during that time. Kucan, who is dead, is on the list of accused priests of the Diocese of Erie.
Poandi served in the diocese but was not the subject of any allegation of abuse during that time. According to online reports, Poandl was convicted in federal court for transporting a minor across state lines for purposes of sex. He is alive, and with the order of the Glenmary Home Missioners.
Presley, who is dead, served in the diocese but was not the subject of any allegation of abuse during that time. He is on the list of accused priests in the Diocese of Erie.
Prybis served in the diocese but was not the subject of any allegation of abuse during that time. According to online repotts, he was accused of sexual misconduct with a child while he was in Massachusetts.
Prybis was assigned to St. Joseph's in Dallastown from April 1989 to June 1990. When Prybis was assigned in the Boston Archdiocese before and after he was in Dallastown, an allegation of abuse that allegedly occurred while he was assigned in the Boston archdiocese surfaced in the early 1990s.
A man alleged that when he was 14 or 15, a naked Prybis approached him in the rectory of a Lowell, Mass. church and asked the boy to beat him with a belt. The York Daily Record reported that in July, the national director of personnel for Prybis' order said he was living in a home for priests of his order, and was being supervised and kept away from situations where he could have contact with children.
Shannonserved in the diocese but was not the subject of any allegation of abuse in the diocese. Around 2005, Shannon was removed as priest of Sacred Heart in Lewisburg and of St. George's Mission in Mifflinburg after allegations were made dating to the early 1970s regarding abuse in a Maryland diocese. His Order found the allegations credible, and he was placed on leave and reportedly sent to the Oblates' retirement community in Childs, Md.
Shaughnesssey, who is dead,served in the diocese but was not the subject of any allegation of abuse while there, according to the diocese. He is on the list of accused priests in the Archdiocese of Boston.
Shaughnessey was assigned to Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary in Lebanon and St. Joan of Arc in Hershey in the 1930s and 1940s, and moved to Boston in 1945, where he was brought on as a priest for the archdiocese in 1949, according to the Harrisburg diocese.
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