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Report of the Philadelphia Grand Jury

This document is the sixth report on the Catholic abuse crisis by a grand jury or attorney general, and it is the longest and most detailed effort so far. The report should be read by every Catholic, and indeed every U.S. citizen. We have posted the report below in such a way that sections may be downloaded easily. Our table also allows you to read across and access the report's various data about each priest. News and comment, links to other grand jury reports, selected documents included in the Philadelphia report, and a more traditional table of contents for the Philadelphia report are presented after the table.

-   Title page, letter, table of contents
I.   Introduction to the Grand Jury Report
II. Overview of the Sexual Abuse by Archdiocese Priests [some material from this chapter is repeated in the table below, column 6]
III. Overview of the Cover-Up by Archdiocese Officials
IV. Legal Analysis and Recommendations
V. Selected Case Studies and Appendix [see table below, column 5]
VI. Appendix
A. Catalogue of Sexually Abusive Priests [see table below, column 3]
B. List of Assignments of Sexually Abusive Priests
C. Archdiocese Priest Biographical Profiles [see table below, column 1]
D. Selected Documents [see table below, column 4]
E. Glossary of Terms
F. Articles from Other Jurisdictions

| Avery | Bolesta | Brennan | Broughan | Brugger | Brzyski | Cannon | Catullo | Chambers | Cochrane | Connor | Coonan | Cudemo | Delli Carpini | DePaoli | Donofrio | Dougherty | Dowling | Dunne | Durkin | Dux | Furmanski | F Gallagher | J Gallagher | Gana | Gausch | Giliberti | Gillespie | Grumm | Henry | Hermley | Iannarella | Jones | Joseph | Kohler | Kornacki | Kostelnick | Leneweaver | Martins | McCarthy | McGovern | McGuire | McKenzie | McLoughlin | Monahan | Mulholland | Murray | Nawn | Rogers | Sabadish | Satchell | Schmeer | Shea | Sicoli | Siegele | Smith | Steingraber | Swierzy | Taraborelli | Trauger | Walls | Wiejata | Wisniewski |
Appendix C
Assignment Info
App. C
Photos
App. A
Abuse- Response
Appendix D
Documents
Section V
Case Studies
Section II
Pattern Studies
Avery, Edward V. Incidents: 1 male minor      
Bolesta, Michael C. Incidents: 11 male teens   Case Study: Bevilacqua's outreach to parish with many victims, intended to stymie criminal charges  
Brennan, Robert L. Incidents: at least 11 male minors   Case Study: Transfers and treatment and keeping a "low profile"  
Broughan, Leonard W., O.Carm. Incidents: male minor      
Brugger, Craig F. Incidents: receiving pornography and abuse of male minor      
Brzyski, James J. Incidents: 12 male minor Document:
D-12   (see a description of the document)
Case Study: One of the "most brutal abusers" - whistleblower ignored and warned about "confidentiality" Pattern Study: Victim told by Brzyski that his parents approved of the abuse - photos of hundreds of boys
Cannon, John A. Incidents: 5 male minors and 3 other males Documents:
D-28, D-29   (see a description of the documents)
Case Study: After 8 victims reported abuse at camp, Cannon was transferred, unrestricted and untreated  
Catullo, Pasquale R. Incidents: female minor      
Chambers, Gerard W.   Incidents: 6 male minors   Case Study: Many "health leaves" and many transfers with acess to children Pattern Study: "Abused every altar boy" - oral and anal rape of devout 12-year-old boy
Cochrane, Richard J., O.S.A.   Incidents: male minor      
Connor, John P. (extern)   Incidents: male minor Documents:
D-16, D-17 (see a description of the documents)
Case Study: "Bishops helping bishops" - Bevilacqua placed admitted abuser Connor in Pittsburgh and Philly parishes - then testified "untruthfully" to the grand jury  
Coonan, James J. Incidents: 2 male minors      
Cudemo, Nicholas V. Incidents: 13 female minors Document:
D-7 (see a description of the document)
Case Study: Abuse was "relentless," including rape of an 11-year-old girl for whom Cudemo arranged an abortion, sharing a girl with other priests, and desecrating the Eucharist during sex - transfers and promotions - Bevilacqua's defiant testimony Pattern Study: Many transfers after Krol learned in 1966 - use of confession in abuse
Delli Carpini, John J. Incidents: 2 male minors Document:
D-26 (see a description of the document)
Case Study: After admitting that he molested a 13-year-old boy, who had also told of two other victims, Delli Carpini was hired by Bevilacqua to write the Cardinal's homilies  
DePaoli, Edward M. Incidents: female minor and multiple child pornography offenses Documents:
D-19a, D-19b, D-19c (see a description of the documents)
Case Study: Archdiocesan high school ethics teacher - convicted for child pornography - reinstated and sent to NJ - then ministered in Philly, where parishioners knew of neither his continued use of pornography, nor a credible allegation against him  
Donofrio, Michael J. Incidents: male minor      
Dougherty, William J. Incidents: female minor      
Dowling, Msgr. Philip J. Incidents: 2 female minors who were sisters      
Dunne, Peter J. Incidents: 3 male minors and 1 other male Documents:
D-8, D-9, D-10, D-11 (see a description of the documents)
Case Study: Archdiocesan director of Boy Scouts - stayed a parish priest after abuse of Boy Scout was revealed, and after diognosis of pedophilia - removed only when a suit was threatened - proper aftercare rejected as possible liability risk  
Durkin, Thomas J.   Incidents: 8 male minors      
Dux, James M. Incidents: 11 male minors and other boys and girls, and child pornography      
Furmanski, Msgr. Leonard A. Incidents: 3 male minors and 1 female minor   Case Study: Molested one boy who came to him after being raped by another teacher - abused a girl in the guise of sex eduaction - a victim was untruthfully told he was the only one, and another victim was threatened by a church investigator  
Gallagher, Francis J. Incidents: 2 male minors and solicitation arrest   Case Study: Arrested for soliciting sex from two young men - admitted to abusing two male minors - yet he was placed in parishes with schools and parishioners were not informed about him  
Gallagher, Joseph P. Incidents: male minor      
Gana, Stanley M. Incidents: 3 male minors Documents:
D-1, D-2, D-3 (see a description of the documents)
Case Study: Countless boys - anal sodomy - whistleblowing seminarian expelled Pattern Study: "Therapy" used to entrap victim
Gausch, Joseph P.   Incidents: 10 male minors and other boys Document:
D-6 (see a description of the document)
Case Study: Letters from Gausch to another priest about abuse of boys were discovered in 1948 by a third priest - after "penance," Gausch had many assignments - abuse in 1964 and 1973 resulted in transfers, with scandal the sole concern - investigating a victim, not the priest  
Giliberti, Msgr. Francis A. Incidents: 3 male minors and 1 older boy   Case Study: After 2 victims came forward, Bevilacqua let Giliberti continue as pastor - one victim's life had unraveled and he'd maimed himself  
Gillespie, Msgr. John E. Incidents: 5 male minors   Case Study: When victims came forward, Gillespie wanted to write to them and "make amends" - he was told not to, for fear of "legal jeopardy"  
Grumm, Thomas J. Incidents: male minor      
Henry, James T. Incidents: female minor      
Hermley, Robert J., O.S.F.S.
[no "data profile" in Appendix C]
  Incidents: 4 male minors, pornography arrest      
Iannarella, James M. Incidents: 17-year-old girl      
Jones, Richard G.   Incidents: 2 males, ages 16 and 17      
Joseph, William T. Incidents: male minor      
Kohler, Thomas M. Incidents: male minor and another male, and obscenity charge for photos      
Kornacki, Matthew J. Incidents: child pornography      
Kostelnick, Albert T. Incidents: 12 female minors and 2 women   Case Study: Reports that Kostelnick had abused girls began reaching Bevilacqua in 1988 - the priest was removed from parish ministry only in 2002 Pattern Study: Archdiocese heard from at least 18 victims - 8-year-old fondled in while in traction in hospital
Leneweaver, Raymond O.   Incidents: more than 12 male minors Documents:
D-4, D-5 (see a description of the documents)
Case Study: Many victims reported their abuse promptly, and Leneweaver first admitted to the abuse in the late 1960s - but Krol and kept the facts from the police and repeatedly transferred the priest Pattern Study: Club of abused boys - numerous transfers - one victim beaten by his father for accusing priest
Martins, Nilo C.
[no "data profile" in Appendix C]
Incidents: minor male     Pattern Study: 12-year-old rape victim of Martin mocked by classmates and nun - priest deported but didn't go to prison
McCarthy, Michael J.
[no "data profile" in Appendix C]
  Incidents: 2 minor males Document:
D-18 (see a description of the document)
Case Study: Promoted to pastor only nine months after Bevilacqua got a second abuse complaint about the McCarthy - St. Luke Institute was later pressured unsuccessfully to revise its diagnosis  
McGovern, Joseph A.   Incidents: minors in Wilmington DE diocese      
McGuire, James E.
[no "data profile" in Appendix C]
  Incidents: 3 minor males and 1 other victim      
McKenzie, Joseph M.   Incidents: 2 minor males and 2 other male victims      
McLoughlin, Richard J. Incidents: 2 minors, 1 male and 1 female      
Monahan, Joseph R.   Incidents: 1 male minor      
Mulholland, John H. Incidents: 6 male minors, 1 male camp worker, other boys Documents:
D-22, D-23, D-24, D-25 (see a description of the documents)
Case Study: In 1968 a mother brought her pastor 2 sadomasochistic letters written by Mulholland to her son - later report of boy being strung up and wounded by the priest - still an active priest (removed days after report was issued)  
Murray, John J. Incidents: 2 female minors      
Nawn, Henry J.   Incidents: 5 male minors      
Rogers, Francis P. Incidents: 6 minor males and other boys Document:
D-21 (see a description of the document)
Case Study: "Litany of verifiable reports" began right after 1946 ordination - response was "a shameful half-century of transfers, excuses, and finger-wagging threats that did nothing" - group of abusive priests  
Sabadish, Joseph F. [no entry in Appendix A]      
Satchell, Martin J. Incidents: 17-year-old male      
Schmeer, John P. Incidents: 3 male minors   Case Study: High school teacher and counselor - abused boys who came for counseling - first victim to come forward said he knew 15 or 16 others - victim was investigated and harrassed, and info was concealed from parishioners  
Shea, Thomas F. Incidents: 6 male minors Document:
D-27 (see a description of the document)
Case Study: Promptly removed from active ministry after a lawyer brought an allegation in 1994 - contrast the treatment of Gana, who was kept on because legal exposure was not threatened  
Sicoli, David C. Incidents: 12 male minors Documents:
D-13, D-14, D-15 (see a description of the documents)
Case Study: Despite many complaints and allegations beginning within months in his first assignment, Sicoli was transferred and promoted by Krol and Bevilacqua, and was never investigated by the archdiocese until the grand jury itself began its investigation Pattern Study: Trips and toys for grooming - boys known to live in rectory after archdiocese had complaints
Siegele, Charles J.   Incidents: 6 male minors      
Smith, Thomas J. Incidents: 3 minor males   Case Study: At several parishes, Smith staged sadistic passion plays that allowed him to grope the boy playing Jesus, prick him with pins, and direct other boys to whip him - Smith also abused boys on camping trips, a trip to Europe, and a visit to a motel  
Steingraber, Louis M.   Incidents: 2 male minors and 1 other boy      
Swierzy, Michael W.   Incidents: 2 male minors, photos, pled guilty to corruption of morals of minor      
Taraborelli, Carmen F. Incidents: 1 male minor      
Trauger, Francis X. Incidents: 4 male minors   Case Study: Trauger was transferred 6 times to unsuspecting parishes with schools after the archdiocese began to receive abuse complaints - "delicate euphemisms" - when Trauger tried to anally penetrate a 12-year-old boy and manipulated the boy's penis for hours, the archdiocese noted: "They shared the same bed and there were touches."  
Walls, Msgr. David E. Incidents: adolescent sister and brother, 1 other male Document:
D-20 (see a description of the document)
Case Study: "For 14 years after learning of the priest's admitted sexual offenses against minors, Cardinal Bevilacqua permitted him to live in the parish rectory, to celebrate Mass with altar boys, to hear confessions, and to counsel parishioners and others through Catholic Human Services."  
Wiejata, Sylwester Incidents: 1 female minor      
Wisniewski, Thomas J. Incidents: 1 male minor   Case Study: Wisniewski "continued acting as a priest for six years after he admitted [in 1992] sexually abusing a minor" - an important case because it offers detailed descriptions of Bevilacqua's abuse policies and their emphasis on "legal ramifications"  

Note: Summaries in the above table were written by BishopAccountability.org.

NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT: A SAMPLE


- Response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Report of the Investigating Grand Jury, by Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young (9/21/05)
- Examination of the Philadelphia Archdiocese's Response to the Grand Jury Report, by the Philadelphia District Attorney (9/21/05)

- Letter to Parishioners, by Cardinal Justin Rigali (9/21/05)
- Opening Remarks at Press Conference, by Cardinal Justin Rigali (9/21/05)
- Status of Archdiocesan and Non-Archdiocesan Priests, by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (not dated; downloaded 9/26/05)

- Grand Jury Harshly Criticizes Archdiocese for Hiding Clergy Sexual Abuse, by David O’Reilly and Nancy Phillips (9/21/05)

- An 'Immoral' Cover-Up, by Nancy Phillips and David O'Reilly (9/22/05)
- 'A Continuous, Concerted Campaign of Cover-Up': Excerpts from the Grand Jury's Report, in the Philadelphia Inquirer (9/22/05)
- Church's Reply: Report Is 'Reckless Rhetoric' [excerpts], in the Philadelphia Inquirer (9/22/05)
- Case Built on Archive of Memos, by Craig R. McCoy (9/22/05)
- Monsters in Clerical Collars: Just How Corrupt Is This Archdiocese? Editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer (9/22/05)
- Catholics Express Dismay, Revulsion over the Findings, by Jim Remsen (9/22/05)
- Prosecutors Feel Stymied by Pa. Law, by Emilie Lounsberry and Mark Fazlollah (9/22/05)
- Philadelphia Grand Jury's Report on Clergy Child Sex Abuse in the City's Archdiocese: A Lesson for All States, by Marci Hamilton (9/22/05)
- Grand Jury in Pa. Says Church Hid Sex Abuse, by Alan Cooperman (9/22/05)
- Rigali Apologizes to Victims: Archdiocese Blasts Report, by Kitty Caparella (9/22/05)
- Victims' Testimony Was Traumatizing, Forewoman Says, by Joseph A. Slobodzian (9/22/05)

- Don't Read Report, Rigali Says, by David O'Reilly (9/23/05) [original version]
- Press Releases from Philadelphia Inquirer and Archdiocese of Philadelphia (9/23/05)
- Report "Slanted," Rigali Says, by David O'Reilly (9/23/05) [corrected version]
- Despite History, Two Continue to Serve, by Jim Remsen (9/23/05)
- Bishop Cullen at Center of Archdiocese Inquiry, by Dan Sheehan and Matt Assad (9/23/05)
- The Two Sides of Cardinal Bevilacqua, by Melissa Dribben (9/25/05)
- Complaints Involved 169 Priests, by Craig R. McCoy (9/25/05)
- Archdiocese Issues Its Own List of Molester Priests, by Jim Remsen (9/25/05)
- Church Official: 'I Would Never Put a Child in Harm's Way': The Grand Jury Concluded That the Monsignor Who Handled Complaints Bullied Victims and Excused Priests, by Carrie Budoff, Kathleen Brady Shea and Benjamin Lowe (9/25/05)
- Pain, Anger Went into Abuse Report: The Investigation of Molestation by Priests Was an Ordeal for Witnesses, Jurors, Lawyers, by Nancy Phillips, Mark Fazlollah and Emilie Lounsberry (9/25/05)
- Reading the Grand Jury Report: Painful But Needed, Editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer (9/25/05)

- Abuse's 'Enablers' Still Rank in Church: Sanctions Are Unlikely against Archdiocesan Officials Whose Actions - or Inaction - Link Them to the Clergy Scandal, by Jim Remsen and Kristin E. Holmes, Philadelphia Inquirer (10/14/05)


OTHER GRAND JURY AND ATTORNEY GENERAL REPORTS

- New York NY Archdiocese (6/19/02) - Westchester County Grand Jury Report
- Manchester NH Diocese (3/3/03) - Attorney General’s Report and the documents released with it. The report is also available in easy-to-download sections: 1. Table of Contents; 2. Overview and Legal Analysis; Essays on selected priests: 3. Paul Aube; 4. Albert Boulanger; 5. Gerald R. Chalifour; 6. Robert Densmore; 7. Roger Fortier; 8. Raymond Laferriere; 9. Leo Landry; 10. Gordon MacRae. See also our hypertext version of the MacRae chapter, with links to over 100 MacRae documents. See also the Agreement between the Attorney General and the diocese.
- Rockville Centre NY Diocese (2/10/03) - Suffolk County Grand Jury Report
- Boston MA Archdiocese (7/23/03) - Reilly Report and Executive Summary
- Portland ME Diocese (2/24/04) - Attorney General’s Report


DETAILED OUTLINE OF THE PHILADELPHIA REPORT

This detailed table of contents is fully linked to the various sections of the report. You can use it to view and download the report in large chunks (if your modem is fast) or by individual section or document (for slower modems and more targeted reading). Big files are {labeled} to indicate their size; unlabeled files are about 500 kilobytes or smaller.

Entire report, not including the appendix (for which see below). {3 megabytes}

Title page, Letter to the supervising judge, and original table of contents

I. Introduction to the Grand Jury Report

II. Overview of the Sexual Abuse by Archdiocese Priests

III. Overview of the Cover-Up by Archdiocese Officials

IV. Legal Analysis and Recommendations

V. Selected Case Studies {1.5 megabytes}

Group A
- Introduction
- Father Stanley Gana
- Father Raymond Leneweaver
- Father Joseph Gausch
- Father Nicholas Cudemo
- Father Peter Dunne
- Father James Brzyski

Group B
- Father David Sicoli
- Father John Connor
- Father Gerard Chambers
- Father Michael McCarthy
- Father Albert Kostelnick
- Father Edward DePaoli
- Monsignor David Walls
Group C
- Father Francis Rogers
- Father Francis Trauger
- Father John Schmeer
- Monsignor Francis Giliberti
- Father John Mulholland
- Monsignor John Gillespie
- Monsignor Leonard Furmanski
- Father John Delli Carpini
- Father Thomas Wisniewski
- Father Thomas Smith
- Father Francis Gallagher
- Father Thomas Shea
- Father John Cannon
- Father Michael Bolesta
- Father Robert Brennan


VI. Appendix


A. Catalogue of Sexually Abusive Priests

Avery, Edward V.

Bolesta, Michael C.
Brennan, Robert L.
Broughan, Leonard W., O.Carm.
Brugger, Craig F.
Brzyski, James J.

Cannon, John A.
Catullo, Pasquale R.
Chambers, Gerard W.
Cochrane, Richard J., O.S.A.
Connor, John P. (extern)
Coonan, James J.
Cudemo, Nicholas V.

Delli Carpini, John J.
DePaoli, Edward M.
Donofrio, Michael J.
Dougherty, William J.
Dowling, Msgr. Philip J.
Dunne, Peter J.
Durkin, Thomas J.
Dux, James M.

Furmanski, Msgr. Leonard A.

Gallagher, Francis J.
Gallagher, Joseph P.
Gana, Stanley M.
Gausch, Joseph P.
Giliberti, Msgr. Francis A.
Gillespie, Msgr. John E.
Grumm, Thomas J.

Henry, James T.
Hermley, Robert J., O.S.F.S.

Iannarella, James M.

Jones, Richard G.
Joseph, William T.

Kohler, Thomas M.
Kornacki, Matthew J.
Kostelnick, Albert T.

Leneweaver, Raymond O.

Martins, Nilo C.
McCarthy, Michael J.
McGovern, Joseph A.
McGuire, James E.
McKenzie, Joseph M.
McLoughlin, Richard J.
Monahan, Joseph R.
Mulholland, John H.
Murray, John J.

Nawn, Henry J.

Rogers, Francis P.

Satchell, Martin J.
Schmeer, John P.
Shea, Thomas F.
Sicoli, David C.
Siegele, Charles J.
Smith, Thomas J.
Steingraber, Louis M.
Swierzy, Michael W.

Taraborelli, Carmen F.
Trauger, Francis X.

Walls, Msgr. David E.
Wiejata, Sylwester
Wisniewski, Thomas J.

B. List of Assignments of Sexually Abusive Priests

C. Archdiocese Priest Biographical Profiles

Group 1 {4 megabytes}
- Avery, Edward V.
- Bolesta, Michael C.
- Brennan, Robert L.
- Broughan, Leonard W., O.Carm.
- Brugger, Craig F.
- Brzyski, James J.
- Cannon, John A.
- Catullo, Pasquale R.
- Chambers, Gerard W.
- Cochrane, Richard J., O.S.A.

Group 2 {4 megabytes}
- Connor, John P. (extern)
- Coonan, James J.
- Cudemo, Nicholas V.
- Delli Carpini, John J.
- DePaoli, Edward M.
- Donofrio, Michael J.
- Dougherty, William J.
- Dowling, Msgr. Philip J.
- Dunne, Peter J.
- Durkin, Thomas J.

Group 3 {4.5 megabytes}
- Dux, James M.
- Furmanski, Msgr. Leonard A.
- Gallagher, Francis J.
- Gallagher, Joseph P.
- Gana, Stanley M.
- Gausch, Joseph P.
- Giliberti, Msgr. Francis A.
- Gillespie, Msgr. John E.
- Grumm, Thomas J.
- Henry, James T.
- Iannarella, James M.
Group 4 {4 megabytes}
- Jones, Richard G.
- Joseph, William T.
- Kohler, Thomas M.
- Kornacki, Matthew J.
- Kostelnick, Albert T.
- Leneweaver, Raymond O.
- McGovern, Joseph A.
- McKenzie, Joseph M.
- McLoughlin, Richard J.
- Monahan, Joseph R.
- Mulholland, John H.

Group 5 {4.4 megabytes}
- Murray, John J.
- Nawn, Henry J.
- Rogers, Francis P.
- Sabadish, Joseph F.
- Satchell, Martin J.
- Schmeer, John P.
- Shea, Thomas F.
- Sicoli, David C.
- Siegele, Charles J.
- Smith, Thomas J.
- Steingraber, Louis M.

Group 6 {2.5 megabytes}
- Swierzy, Michael W.
- Taraborelli, Carmen F.
- Trauger, Francis X.
- Walls, Msgr. David E.
- Wiejata, Sylwester
- Wisniewski, Thomas J.


D. Selected Documents

Group 1 {5 megabytes}

Gana, Stanley M. (see the Gana Case Study for discussion of these documents)

D-1 Memo from Msgr. Joseph Cistone, Assistant Vicar for Administration, to Secretary for Clergy William Lynn. The memo explains Cardinal Bevilacqua's reluctance to meet with the abuse victim. [1998] GJ-105

D-2 Notes kept by "John," a victim of Fr. Gana, of two meetings, held in 1997 or 1998, with Sister Patricia Kelly, a site supervisor for Catholic Social Services. She suggests John shares blame for his abuse and asks him if he received "sexual satisfaction." Lynn mentioned on page 2. GJ-20

D-3 Memo from Secretary for Clergy Lynn's assistant, recording a phone call from the Chancellor of the Orlando Diocese. The Chancellor warns that Fr. Gana, after he fled treatment, had a group of young males living with him in his house in Florida. [1996] GJ-39



Leneweaver, Raymond O. (see the Leneweaver Case Study for discussion of these documents)

D-4 Memo from Chancellor Francis Statkus to Cardinal Krol. The memo recommends Fr. Leneweaver's transfer to another part of the archdiocese following his admitted abuse of a boy from St. Agnes parish in West Chester. [1980] GJ-2216

D-5 A 1997 letter to Cardinal Bevilacqua from Fr. Leneweaver, an admitted serial child molester, asking to return to active ministry. The priest attached his resume, which includes teaching and counseling positions. GJ-2623



Gausch, Joseph P. (see the Gausch Case Study for discussion of this document)

D-6 Letter written by Fr. Gausch to a fellow priest. He describes his attraction to boys, boasts about sexual activity, and proposes plans for outings with potential victims. [1948] GJ-1011



Cudemo, Nicholas V. (see the Cudemo Case Study for discussion of this document)

D-7 Letter to Cardinal Bevilacqua from victims of Fr. Cudemo. The victims and their families complain that the Cardinal had not removed Fr. Cudemo as pastor at St. Callistus despite numerous reports of his sexual abuse of girls. Lynn mentioned often. [1991] GJ-958



Dunne, Peter J. (see the Dunne Case Study for discussion of these documents)

D-8 A February 23, 1989 memo from Assistant Chancellor John Graf recording a phone call from Fr. Dunne's therapist. The doctor gives his opinion that the priest is a "pedophiliac" who "has been involved in myriad sexual misconduct cases." GJ-1472

D-9 A March 16, 1989 memo to Cardinal Bevilacqua recording new warnings from Fr. Dunne's therapist. The doctor warns that his patient is at risk of acting out and recommends removing "the very sick man" from active ministry. GJ-1474

D-10 A September 15, 1989 memo to Cardinal Bevilacqua. It records still more warnings from Fr. Dunne's therapists and notes that he has requested transfer to a parish where his spiritual director is pastor. The Cardinal writes at the bottom: "Thanks. Be very cautious. I think he is trying to manipulate so that we act according to his agenda. AJB" GJ-1479

D-11 A May 25, 1990 letter from Cardinal Bevilacqua to Fr. Dunne, an admitted child molester and diagnosed pedophile. The Cardinal thanks him for his service to one parish and grants his request for an appointment as assistant pastor at Visitation B.V.M., where his spiritual director, Msgr. Francis Clemins, is pastor. GJ-1483



Brzyski, James J. (see the Brzyski Case Study for discussion of this document)

D-12 A memo from Assistant Chancellor John Graf to Cardinal Krol regarding Fr. Brzyski. The aide reports telling a psychologist at Bishop Egan High School to avoid counseling one of Fr. Brzyski's victims in order to retain "confidentiality." Part of the memo was whited-out before the Archdiocese turned it over to the Grand Jury. [1984] GJ-202



Sicoli, David C. (see the Sicoli Case Study for discussion of these documents)

D-13 The Archdiocesan Review Board's substantiation of allegations that Fr. Sicoli sexually abused or exploited 11 minors. The Archdiocese began receiving allegations in 1977 but did not try to investigate them until 2004. Reports on allegations received by Lynn. [2004] GJ-2647

D-14 A January 12, 1978 memo regarding Chancellor Francis Statkus's phone conversation with Fr. Sicoli's pastor at Immaculate Conception B.V.M. By instructing the pastor not to put Fr. Sicoli in charge of youth activities, the Chancellor demonstrates his knowledge that the priest presents a danger. GJ-886

D-15 A 1983 memo by Chancellor Statkus recording complaints about Fr. Sicoli's relationships with six boys at Immaculate Conception B.V.M. GJ-1895



Connor, John P. (see the Connor Case Study for discussion of these documents)

D-16 A 1985 memo to Bishop Bevilacqua (then Bishop of Pittsburgh) concerning Fr. John Connor's proposed transfer to the diocese. The Camden, N.J., priest had been arrested for sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. Bishop Bevilacqua's handwritten notation reads: "I cannot guarantee there is no serious risk. AJB 9/17/85." GJ-988

D-17 A memo from Camden, N.J.'s Bishop George Guilfoyle, discussing Archbishop Bevilacqua's 1988 appointment of Fr. Connor to St. Matthew parish in Conshohocken. The memo contradicts Cardinal Bevilacqua's testimony that he did not know Fr. Connor's background. [1988] GJ-986



McCarthy, Michael J. (see the McCarthy Case Study for discussion of this document)

D-18 A memo by Lynn recording a meeting shortly after Cardinal Bevilacqua learns that Fr. McCarthy had been accused of sexually abusing boys. According to his aide, the Cardinal says the priest could be appointed pastor at a "distant" parish "so that the profile would be as low as possible." [1992] GJ-831

 

Group 2 {4.9 megabytes}

DePaoli, Edward M. (see the DePaoli Case Study for discussion of this document)

D-19a A memo written by Archbishop Bevilacqua to an aide, Bishop Lohmuller. The memo requests that the aide try to place Fr. DePaoli in another diocese following his conviction for possessing child pornography. [1988] GJ-2622

D-19b A memo by Archbishop Bevilacqua describing a meeting with Fr. DePaoli. The Archbishop says that "by going to another diocese we could put a sufficient period between the publicity and reinstatement" in Philadelphia. [1988] (Attached to GJ-2622)

D-19c A memo to Archbishop Bevilacqua from Chancellor Samuel Shoemaker, describing the case of Fr. DePaoli. The Archbishop had just restored the priest's unrestricted faculties despite a child pornography conviction. [1988] (Attached to GJ-2622)



Walls, Msgr. David E. (see the Walls Case Study for discussion of this document)

D-20 A memo from Archbishop Bevilacqua recording a meeting with Msgr. Walls, accused of attempted sexual assault. The Cardinal explains he asked Msgr. Walls to resign as Vicar for Catholic Education in order to avert legal action by the victims' parents. [1988] GJ-670



Rogers, Francis P. (see the Rogers Case Study for discussion of this document)

D-21 A memo to Cardinal Krol from Chancellor John Noone recording reports of Fr. Rogers' "familiarity" with boys and his admission to "his weakness." Cardinal Krol's handwritten note at the bottom directs, among other things: "Transfer to another post." [1961] GJ-544



Mulholland, John H. (see the Mulholland Case Study for discussion of these documents)

D-22 A letter, describing sadomasochistic rituals, written by Fr. Mulholland in July 1968 to a St. Joseph parish teenager while the boy is at summer camp. Several other boys from the parish also are named in the letter, which discusses an upcoming outing as a "two week torture treatment." GJ-1359 {1.7 megabytes}

D-23 A November 5, 1970 memo by Assistant Chancellor Vincent Walsh recording a meeting with CYO advisers from St. Anastasia. Fr. Walsh does not share his knowledge of Fr. Mulholland's history with parents of possible victims when they ask that the priest be allowed to stay in their parish. GJ-1366

D-24 An October 27, 1970 letter from Assistant Chancellor Walsh to Dr. Anthony Zanni. The letter states that Fr. Mulholland would have to be transferred from St. Anastasia because of a "certain amount of scandal." GJ-1365

D-25 A November 5, 1970 memo by Assistant Chancellor Walsh after he learns that the parents of possible victims are ignorant of Fr. Mulholland's sadomasochistic history. The memo says Fr. Mulholland can stay at St. Anastasia because the "scandal" is limited to "a very small minority." GJ-1367



Delli Carpini, John J. (see the Delli Carpini Case Study for discussion of this document)

D-26 A memo to Cardinal Bevilacqua regarding Fr. Delli Carpini. In a handwritten note at the end, the Cardinal approves hiring the admitted child molester to write sermons and speeches for the Cardinal and work in the Archdiocese office of communications. The memo describes how the priest's role will be hidden from the public. Lynn mentioned. [2000] GJ-2490



Shea, Thomas F. (see the Shea Case Study for discussion of this document)

D-27 A memo recording an interview of Fr. Shea by Secretary for Clergy Lynn and his assistant, Fr. Michael McCulken. Fr. Shea admits abusing at least two boys. Monsignor Lynn suggests the priest may have been "seduced into it" by an altar-boy victim. [1994] GJ-476



Cannon, John A. (see the Cannon Case Study for discussion of these documents)

D-28 A letter sent to the Archdiocese on July 5, 1964 by Fr. John Murphy. The letter notifies the Chancellor of reports that Fr. Cannon is abusing several boys at St. Monica's summer camp. GJ-1960

D-29 A 2002 memo in which Secretary for Clergy Lynn suggests there is insufficient evidence to restrict Fr. Cannon's faculties, even though he had previously admitted molesting boys. The victim referred to in the memo (whose name is whited out) was one of the boys listed in Fr. Murphy's 1964 letter to the Archdiocese. GJ-1980

 

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F. Articles from Other Jurisdictions

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