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O'BrienArthur J.1983PConvictedDiocesanWDC archdiocese said it received first report against O'Brien of abuse in 1983. In 2002 a man claimed O'Brien sexually abused him when he was age 14 and O'Brien was a seminarian in Boston. Accused of abuse of a boy in MD 1984-85. Moved to Hawaii in 1985, allowed to work as priest. Accused of abuse of a HI boy, age 10, in 1989. Convicted in 1992 on three counts of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault. Received 6 month sentence (suspended) and 5 years probation in 1992. Placed on permanent leave in 1993. Per WDC list 10/15/18, O'Brien also assigned to Alabama sometime during 1985-89. He died in 2011.Washington, DCSource:
Honolulu Advertiser 04.08.92; Honolulu Star-Bulletin 07.28.02; Honolulu Advertiser 01.06.04; Honolulu Star-Bulletin 02.27.04; Washington Post 12.02.10; Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18; NPR 10.16.18
Assignments: Assignment Record
Eugene J1956PSettledJesuitsOn 1/30/97, the Jesuits, the NY Archdiocese, and Fordham Prep settled for $25K a suit alleging that O'Brien sexually abused a boy in the early 1970s. O'Brien was principal of Fordham Prep in 1960-80 and of Fairfield Prep in the Bridgeport diocese in 1983-85. He also worked at St. Peter's Prep in the Newark archdiocese in 1959-60, and in 1995-2002 was president of the fundraising foundation for the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.New York, NYSource:
Settlement 01.30.97; NY Times 10.21.08; Fordham Ram 11.07.08; The Paper of Fordham University 11.20.08; SNAP Statement 02.11.09; Fairfield Mirror 10.15.09; Connecticut Post 10.16.09; The Journal 09.07.10; The Paper 08.09.16; Fordham Ram 08.16.16
Detailed Assignment Record
O'BrienJohn BAccusedJesuitPer statement released by Diocese of Spokane 11/07, O'Brien was named in accusation that was found to be credible or proven. He died in 1989. No further information on alleged abuse found. This may possibly be the Br. John O'Brien who taught latin at Gonzaga Prep in SpokaneSpokane, WASource:
Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
John A.1964PConvictedDiocesanO'Brien pleaded no contest 11/00 to 4th degree sexual assault and was sentenced to 18 months of probation, a $1,000 fine, & ordered to undergo 6 months of psychiatric counseling for indecently touching a 17 year old boy. He was permanently restricted from duty in 2000 and laicized 4/3/09. Multiple allegations received against him.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders; Chicago Tribune 11.09.00; St Paul Pioneer Press 11.10.00; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.09.02; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 11.26.07; Laicization File 04.03.09; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.02.13; NBC News 07.02.13; NY Daily News w links to documents 07.02.13
Assignments: Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
John Francis1962PSuedDiocesanAccused in 6/09 civil suit of abusing one anonymous plaintiff in early 1960s. Director of CYO between 1962-2003. Died 1/03. Diocese said there had been no previous complaints. Personnal file to be released 11/09. New lawsuit filed 6/10 re abuse in 1960s.Wilmington, DESource:
BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests; CBS3 6.4.10; News Journal 6.5.10; Statement by Diocese of Wilmington 06.25.09; News Journal 06.29.09; News Journal 11.07.09
O'BrienJohn Francis BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersSued 2005. Accused of abuse of plaintiff beginning in 1979 and lasting until 1982. At the time, plaintiff was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. He also alleged abuse by at least two others in the order and sexual harassment and retaliation others in future assignments. NY Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit 10/09 on SOL as to claims against O'Brien.New York, NYSource:
Southern District of NY; Hoatson vs NY Archdioces et al 05-CV-10467; Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No 07-102959; Renew America 05.17.06; Hoatson v New York Archdiocese, NY Supreme Court Decision 102958/07 10.26.09
O'BrienKevin PSuedSalesianSuit filed in March 2005 alleging sexual misconduct by O'Brien involving a student at Mary Help of Christians School in 1978 and 1979. O'Brien was principal at the school at the time. He died 1981.Miami, FLSource:
St. Petersburg Times; Tampa Bay Tribune 03.15.05
Lawrence BSuedHoly CrossIn 2003 civil suit, O'Brien was named as an abusive priest Abuse was said to have occurred in 1970s and 1980s. He abused at least one youth at Hayward's Moreau High School. O'Brien is dead.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Albany Times Union 08.06.00; San Jose Mercury News 03.30.08; Bay Area News Group 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08
O'BrienMichael C1965PAccusedDiocesanIn 1993 a teenage boy complained that O'Brien sexually abused him during a 1991 canoe trip. O'Brien was placed on leave and police notified. Police could not substantiate allegations and Archdiocese allowed him to return to work at the same parish. Reassigned to a new parish 1999. Placed on leave in 2004 when diocese reopened investigation. Returned to assignment within a month. Placed on leave for 3rd time 7/08 on allegations from 1960s. Laicized at own request 2/10. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegatinos against them of the sexual abuse of a minor.Seattle, WASource:
The Columbian 04.26.04; Associated Press 05.30.04; KOMO 07.07.08; Seattle Post Intelligencer 07.07.08; Seattle Times 07.07.08; Herald Net 07.08.08; Seattle Times 02.19.10; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Herald Net 01.15.16; KIRO 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; Edmonds Beacon 01.16.16
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
Michael P1970PSuedDiocesanPastor of a number of archdiocesan parishes; started 'Pilgrimage for Vocations' in 1973, which were week-long walks for youth through northern NM, with sleepovers at parishes along the way. O'Brien died in 1/93 at age 48 (possibly of AIDS per plaintiff's attorney). In 2012 a man told archdiocese that he had been sexually abused by O'Brien at age 10-11 in mid-1980s when O'Brien was assigned to St. Anthony in Questa. The archdiocese provided counseling for several months but it ceased when plaintiff retained attorney. He filed civil suit 4/2/13. Three more men filed suits a few weeks later, and six more shortly thereafter. By 12/15 O'Brien was named as a perpetrator of sexual abuse vs NM boys in the 1970s-80s in 17 lawsuits, at least 9 of which had been settled. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 04.02.13; KOB 04.02.13; KRQE 04.02.13; New Mexican 04.02.13; Albuquerque Journal 04.03.13; KOAT 04.03.13; KOAT 04.11.13; Albuquerque Journal 05.01.13; SNAP Statement 05.01.13; Albuquerque Journal 05.08.13; KOB 05.08.13; Albuquerque Journal 01.06.14; KOB 04.30.14; The Repbublic 11.18.14; ABQ Journal 11.19.14; Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; KSFR 10.11.17
Assignments: Assignment Record
Thomas1974PAccusedCrosier FathersLimited interaction with minors as of 1989. Removed from public ministry 10/4/02 for abuse of one minor. Served in Riverview MI between 1989 and 1994. May also have abused in St. Paul, MN area where he worked 1994 - 2001. Lived under restriction and performing internal administrative duties for Crosier Generalate in Rome 1999-2007. Dismissed from Order 08/05/08. Living in Ohio as of 3/14. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."Detroit, MISource:
Star Tribune 10.10.02; Archdiocese Status Report 11.19.02; Detroit Diocese website 10.01.09; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; Catholic Spirit 11.03.17; St Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese Statement 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Thomas J. (Bishop)1961PSuedDiocesanPhoenix bishop 1982-2003. In 6/03, to avoid indictment on a charge of obstructing justice, admitted to covering up child sex abuse by priests, a felony. Arrested days later, charged in a fatal hit-and-run car accident. Resigned. Convicted in 2/04, received probation and community service. Accused in 1/17 lawsuit of repeated sexual abuse of a boy when he was a 2nd to 5th grader at St. Aquinas in Litchfield and St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix, 1977-1982. Abuse allegedly including oral sex. O'Brien denied the allegations. Diocese notified in 9/16. Died 8/26/18.Phoenix, AZSource:
Washington Post 06.03.03; Arizona Republic 06.17.03; New York Times 02.18.04; East Valley Tribune 03.27.04; Joseph W v DIocese of Phoenix et al 01.10.17; Arizona Republic 08.03.17; Star Tribune 08.03.17; 12 News 08.04.17; New York Times 08.04.17; Phoenix New Times 08.07.17; USA Today 08.23.17; Arizona Republic 08.25.17; KJZZ 08.27.18
Thomas J., Msgr1950PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Accused 5 times of abusing minors; worked as chaplain at KC Hospital until he retired 4/02. Often worked in schools. Several plaintiffs filed suit 1/04 against O'Brien and 2 other priests. Other suits filed 2004-05. Settlement of 1 suit announced 4/07. Some claims settled 8/08 as part of $10M settlement re 12 priests. Named in new suits 2/11, 9/11 (wrongful death re suicide in 1983 of 14-yr-old alleged victim) & 11/11. Named in more than 2 doz lawsuits. Wrongful death suit settled for $2.25M 7/13 during jury selection. Died 10/13. Settlement in 2014 for $10M with 31 plaintiffs involving 13 priests, including O'Brien.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Link to articles prior to 02.28.11; News Leader 02.28.11; Fox 4 09.01.11; Kansas City Star 09.01.11; Examiner 09.02.11; The Examiner 09.02.11; Fox 4 09.06.11; Kansas City Star 09.06.11; Fox 4 11.01.11; Statements by Diocese & SNAP 11.01.11; Kansas City Star 11.02.11; WXEL 11.03.11; The Examiner 11.05.11; SNAP 11.30.11; Kansas City Star 12.04.11; Kansas City Star 12.05.11; Kansas City Star 12.06.11; Catholic News Agency 12.20.11; Kansas City Star 12.26.11; Kansas City Star 06.29.12; SNAP Statement 05.09.13; Kansas City Star 05.16.13; SNAP Statement 05.17.13; SNAP Statement 05.17.13; Kansas City Star 07.07.13; Fox 4 07.08.13; Kansas City Star 07.08.13; KCTV 07.08.13; KMBZ 07.08.13; San Francisco Chronicle 07.08.13; SNAP Statement 07.08.13; Kansas City Star 07.09.13; KCUR 07.09.13; Kansas City Business Journal 07.12.13; KTTS 07.12.13; KCUR 07.13.13; Kansas City Star 10.22.13; MO-SNAP Press Release 10.22.13; Fox 4 10.23.13; KSHB 10.23.13; National Catholic Reporter 10.24.13; SNAP Statement re Funeral 10.24.13; Kansas City Star 11.03.13; SNAP Press Release 12.04.13; Courthouse News Service 12.11.13; Kansas City Star 04.18.17; National Catholic Reporter 08.18.17; CBS News 09.04.18
Assignments: Assignment Record
O'BrienWilliam< 1951PSuedDiocesanSued 2003 by 2 brothers who say he abused them between 1951-1957. Died in 1967.Indianapolis, INSource:
Palladium-Item (IN) 10.09.03; Indianapolis Star 06.07.06
O'BrienWilliam1925PAccusedDiocesanDeceased. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Bellingham Herald 01.15.16; KUOW 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
William John1973PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse. Removed from public ministry 6/05. Laicized 7/06 per 5/07 article. Sued 4/06 by two victims. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in 5/07. $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Laicization information not on Diocesan list until after 8/09.Chicago, ILSource:
Archdiocese of Chicago Press Release 06.05.05; Associated Press 06.06.05; Daily Southtown 06.06.05; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.20.06; NBC5 Chicago 04.20.06; Daily Southtown 05.29.07; Chicago Sun Times 05.30.07; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 01.14.10
Assignments: Assignment Record
John F.1961PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 in 1965-1966 per archdiocesan report addendum. Named in one lawsuit. Pastor at St. Catherine Laboure in Torrance, CA in 2011. Monsignor. Died 1/27/16.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; The Daily Breeze 02.07.16
LA Times Database 4.20.06
O'CarrollCharles W.1922PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Ireland; working in LA in 1923. Incardinated in LA 1929. Accused of abuse of 1 from 1956-1958 per archdiocesan report. Died 1987. Named in 1 civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Kenneth F.1956PSettledDiocesanParish priest Manhattan, Mt. Vernon, Larchmont. Long-time Boys Scouts chaplain; National Catholic Committee on Scouting chair 1973-75; assistant director then director of Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Organizations 1973-78. Msgr. Died 11/21/84 at age 54. Accused of forcefully sodomizing a 12-yr-old boy scout in 1973 at Camp Spes Mundi in Hope Falls NY. Accuser received settlement, announced 5/17.New York, NYSource:
New York Times Obituary 11.22.84; Journal News 05.30.17; Fios 1 05.31.17; New York Daily News 05.31.17
Assignments: Assignment Record
O'ConnellLawrence1930PSuedDiocesanWoman filed suit 4/04 alleging she was molested by O'Connell when she was ages 12-15 at St. Gabriel's in Whitehall, where O'Connell was pastor 1952-1983. O'Connell resigned in 1983 and died in 1986. Three more women filed suits later in 2004 alleging he sexually abused them as children. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25 mil settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. One woman alleged abuse at age 7. New suit filed 9/18. Another filed in 11/18.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.29.04; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 07.01.04; Post-Gazette 07.01.04; Post-Gazette 09.30.04; Tribune-Review 09.30.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Associated Press 08.28.18; NBC 10 08.28.18; Penn Record 09.12.18; KDKA TV 11.15.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Michael W.1983PAccusedDiocesanTemporarily removed 12/13 from current position at St. Alphonsus Parish after Archdiocese received recent allegation of sexual misconduct involving a minor at Our Lady of the Woods in Orland Park nearly 20 yrs previously. Allegations reported to Child & Family Services and Cook County DA. On 4/15/14, Cook County Sheriff's Dept found the allegation to be unfounded. Archdiocese also said it found no reason to suspect that the abuse occurred and that he would be reinstated at St. Alphonsus. Other agencies conducting investigations have not announced their findings. New allegation received approx. 4/18/14 re abuse of different boy in in 1990s at same parish. Police reopened investigation but O'Connell had yet to be removed for a 2nd time. He was to avoid the parish school and not be alone with a child.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Sun-Times 12.08.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Chicago 12.08.13; WGN 12.08.13; ABC 7 12.09.13; CBS Chicago 12.09.13; Chicago Sun-Times 12.09.13; Chicago Tribune 12.09.13; Lake Forest Patch 12.09.13; SNAP Statement 12.09.13; Orland Park Patch 12.10.13; Orland Park Patch 12.11.13; Regional News 12.19.13; CBS Chicago 04.15.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.15.14; Chicago Tribune 04.15.14; DNAinfo Chicago 04.15.14; NBC Chicago 04.15.14; SNAP Statement 04.15.14; Southtown Star 04.15.14; Statement by Archdiocese of Chicago 04.15.14; Vivelo Hoy 04.15.14; WGN 04.15.14; WLS 04.15.14; Catholic League 04.16.14; CBS Chicago 04.21.14; NBC Chicago 04.21.14; SNAP Media Statement 04.21.14; WGN 04.21.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.22.14; Daily Reporter 04.22.14; Lakeview Patch 04.22.14; SNAP Statement 04.22.14; Telemundo Chicago 04.22.14; WLS 04.22.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.23.14; Lakeview Patch 04.23.14; SNAP Statement 04.23.14; Daily Journal (incomplete) 04.25.14; WLS ABC 7 04.27.14; IL SNAP Statement 09.20.14
O'ConnellVincent A.  ?PSuedHoly Ghost FathersNative of Ireland. Worked in Nigeria. Came to Fresno as visiting priest between assignments in 1970. Assigned to St. Anthony of Padua in Fresno. Accused in 2013 civil suit of manually raping a 16 yr old girl. Her father died suddenly and O'Connell spent a lot of time with family before raping her. He currently lives in home for the Holy Ghost Fathers in Dublin, Ireland. In 2012, same woman filed separate suit against Arch of San Francisco for not doing anything when told of the abuse in 2003..Fresno, CASource:
Fresno Bee 05.08.13; The Journal (Ireland) 05.14.13
O'ConnellWilliam C.1950PConvictedDiocesanBecame Navy chaplain 1953-58 after being in 2 parishes in 3 years. Resigned to avoid court martial for criminal homosexual contact. Reassigned in Providence. Abuse of 3 boys in 1965-72 is alleged in suit settled 6/11/93 and 10/31/94 RICO suit. Pled guilty to abuse of 3 boys 1972-85; sentenced 6/23/86 to 5 years, 4 suspended. Sent to St. Luke's. Retired 1986 to Camden. Pled guilty 12/19/94 to sexual assault & making child porn; got 10 years 2/95. Other suits. part of 9/9/02 and 3/03 settlements. Died 5/12/96.Providence, RISource:
Associated Press 02.25.85; Associated Press 06.24.86; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Washington Post 06.11.93; NY Times 10.13.93; Providence Journal-Bulletin 07.03.94; Providence Journal-Bulletin 07.13.94; Providence Journal Bulletin 12.21.94; Providence Journal Bulletin 02.05.95; Providence Journal Bulletin 09.21.96; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 08.18.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 09.10.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Providence Journal 11.21.14
; Assignment Record
O'Connell (Bp)
Anthony J.1963PSettledDiocesanBishop of Knoxville 1988-1998 and Bishop of Palm Beach 1998-2002. Resigned 3/02 after accusations he abused student at Jefferson City MO seminary prior to becoming bishop. Two claims settled 2004 for $5K each, paid by O'Connell, and more from Jefferson City Diocese. Numerous other claims from MO. None known from the Palm Beach Diocese. New accusers in MO came forward 5/12, shortly after O'Connell's death on 5/4/12. On Jefferson City diocese's list 11/8/18.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Collection of Articles prior to 05.07.12; Catholic News Service 05.08.12; SNAP Statement 05.09.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.09.12; National Catholic Reporter 05.11.12; SNAP Statement 05.17.12; Post and Courier 04.25.14; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18
Assignments: Assignment Record
O'ConnorCornelius F.1946PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2008 of sexually abusing a boy at Our Lady of the Assumption in Carmichael CA, beginning in 1987 when the victim was 8 years old. Parents say diocese admitted there were other victims. O'Connor was a dean 1968-72, held diocesan offices 1972-86, and was made monsignor in 1979. He died in approx. 1990.Sacramento, CASource:
KFBK 01.31.08
Detailed Assignment Record
O'ConnorDonal P.1955PSuedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Accused of abuse of 3 from 1959-1961 per archdiocesan report. Placed on leave and then retired 2002 without faculties. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Personnel file released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2; The Patch 2.3.13
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 10.12.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Donald1964PAccusedDiocesanHis mental stability had been questioned as far back as seminary. Removed from ministry in 5/02 after Diocese learned of allegations that he abused an adolescent boy between 1967-1970. Diocese said allegations were substantiated and O'Connor "acknowledged that the incident had occurred." Other accusers also known. Former police chaplain. Died in 2011. Revealed 5/16/13 that even after privileges were removed, he was paid to say mass intentions (stipends). Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files finally released 4/30/14.Joliet, ILSource:
Associated Press 05.18.02; Chicago Tribune 05.19.02; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; ABC 7 News 03.20.13; O'Connor personnel documents from Joliet 03.20.13; WLS 03.21.13; WLS 05.17.13; Huffington Post 05.21.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Chicago Sun-Times 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; O'Connor Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14
O'ConnorGavin1977PAccusedDiocesanPer 5/02 article, two brothers had previously filed separate suits alleging abuse by O'Connor. One settled in 1989, the other in 1998 for $200,000. Bishop Egan suspended O'Connor in Jan. 1989 and pursuaded him to leave priesthood. Egan personally took laicization petition to Rome. March 1998 article says he was laicized in 1989. 6/02 article says that Egan paid O'Connor approx. $17,000 - $20,000 to cover personal debts and living expenses when he left the priesthood.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 03.17.02; Hartford Courant 05.18.02; New York Times 05.18.02; Hartford Courant (AP) 05.19.02; NY Post 05.19.02; NY Daily News 05.20.02; Chicago Sun Times 06.19.02; Connecticut Post 12.01.09
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
O'ConnorJames1969PSuedDiocesanA man filed civil suit 12/03 alleging sexual abuse as a child by O'Connor 1969-71, at St. Mary's Church in Waco TX. The 2002 Catholic Directory showed O'Connor to be "on leave". Another man filed suit in 3/16, accusing O'Connor of sexually assaulting him as a child. He said the priest cornered him at school and shoved his hands down his [the boy's] shorts. The diocese stated in 3/16 that O'Connor was removed from ministry in 12/03, but remained a priest of the diocese.Austin, TXSource:
Austin American-Stateman 12.24.03; Austin American-Statesman 01.06.04; Austin Chronicle 04.01.16
John J.1960PAccusedDiocesanIn 8/02 O'Connor was "quietly" placed on leave by San Francisco Archdiocese after recent allegation that he had had improper contact with a boy more than 30 years ago. O'Connor told parish at St. Mary's Cathedral that he was going on leave of absence for health and personal reasons. He has been shown as absent on leave since 2005 Catholic Directory. Died 03/15/13.San Francisco, CASource:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; SF Weekly 05.21.03; San Francisco 09.22.05; San Francisco Chronicle 03.20.13
Assignments: Assignment Record
John Justin BAccusedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersTwo former students at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx came forward 4/12 to allege they were abused in mid-1980s by O'Connor, then Dean of Discipline. He left the school in 1987 and left the order "within the past few years." The Order filed bankruptcy 4/11 and that opened the doors for the allegations to be made. He was also Student, Teacher & Principal at Power Memorial Academy.New York, NYSource:
WPIX 04.26.12; Voice from the Desert 05.13.12; New York Daily News 05.30.16
Patrick J.1985PConvictedDiocesanRemoved 9/03 after review board found credible a recent claim that he had sexually abused a child in late 1980s at St. Joseph's in Cuyahoga Falls (1st assignment after ordination). He denied allegation. Was teaching at Borromeo Seminary in 2003. Cleared by the Vatican and returned to active status 9/07 with restrictions. "Resigned from priesthood" 6/08 after allegations of abuse of 15 yr old boy in 1997. Indicted 8/09. Pleaded guilty 9/09. Sentenced to 90 days jail 12/09. Sued by accuser 7/11.Cleveland, OHSource:
Beacon Journal 7.9.08; Chronicle-Telegram 9.3.09; Morning Journal 7.8.08; Morning Journal 7.9.08; Plain Dealer 7.8.08; WKYC 7.8.08; Plain Dealer 10.28.03; Akron Beacon Journal 10.29.03; Plain Dealer 12.04.07; Beacon Journal 12.05.07; Chronicle-Telegram 08.28.09; Chronicle-Telegram 09.16.09; Chronicle-Telegram 12.12.09; Chronicle-Telegram 12.14.09; Chronicle-Telegram 12.15.09
EDGE Boston 12.21.09 (add'l article); Cleveland Plain Dealer 1.5.10 (add'l article); Chronicle-Telegram 7.2.11 (add'l article); Morning Journal 7.2.11 (add'l article); Chronicle-Telegram 8.3.11(add'l article); Assignment Record
Paul Cornelius1929PAccusedJesuitOne pending claim against O'Conner shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Worked at Pilot Station from 1931-1933 and at Hooper Bay from 1946-1953. Died 03/08/79.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003: Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska: 1928-2003; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Pilot Station - Saint Charles Spinola Catholic Church Website 01.25.10
Assignments: Assignment Record
O'ConnorRichard PSuedDiocesanMan filed lawsuit 1/07 alleging he was abused by O'Connor and another priest, Anthony King, in mid-1960s when he was a high school student. O'Connor was a priest and teacher at St. Peter the Apostle Seminary in Cowiche. Abuse by O'Connor occurred before the seminary was closed and students and priests were transferred to Seattle. O'Connor is deceased. Case settled 1/10 for $150K total.Yakima, WASource:
Yakima Herald-Republic 1.9.07; Yakima Herald-Republic 7.4.10; Yakima Herald-Republic 10.21.11; Yakima Herald Republic 01.15.13
O'ConnorThomas J. PSuedDiocesanFour brothers filed suit 12/03 alleging abuse by O'Connor and 4 other priests from 1967-1983. One brother said he was abused by O'Connor and 3 of the other 4 priests. None of the brothers knew that the others were being abused. They complained to Diocese 8/02 but nothing done. Also named by one in mid-2004 civil suit and another in 12/04 suit. Died. One claim settled 2008.Springfield, MASource:
Iobsserve 1.7.05; Springfield Republican 8.3.04; Springfield Republican 12.13.03; Springfield Republican 12.30.04; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
Loren1993PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in 1993 after retiring from career in social work. Given senior (retired) priest status in 1997. Served as Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington. Two complaints received 2012 and O'Dea was removed without privileges 10/12. Allegations deemed "substantive" by Review Board and date back to just prior to his ordination. Sheriff's office notified. Died 10/14/15, age 87.Detroit, MISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Detriot 10.06.12; Click on Detroit 10.07.12; Oakland Press 10.07.12; WXYZ 10.07.12; CBS Detroit 10.08.12; Detroit News 10.08.12; Hometown Life 10.11.12; Obituary 10.14.15
Thomas E.1960PAccusedDiocesanMan came forward in 1993 to allege that he had been molested by O'Dea in 1960s in a school basement when he was 12 years old. Same man also said he was abused by James Porter when the two priests worked at the same church. Review board unanimously found "insufficient evidence of improper activity" and Bishop O'Malley allowed O'Dea to continue as active priest until his death in 1/99. Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 07.02.92; Boston Herald 12.08.93; Providence Journal Bulletin 01.16.94; Standard Times 01.21.99; Standard Times 01.31.99
Jack BSuedClerics of St. ViatorCivil suit filed in 1996 accuses Br. O'Dell of abuse of 1 youth at St. Viator High School between 1980 and 1984 and for 4 yrs after graduation. Suit dismissed by Court on SOL and dismissal upheld by Court of Appeals 1998. 2nd individual came forward in 2002 to allege abuse in approx 1974. Order said in 2003 that it could not substantiate allegations. Order settled w/ this man in 2005. O'Dell died 9/1998.Chicago, ILSource:
In re John Doe v. Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, 703 N.E.2d 413; Chicago Tribune 09.22.88; In the Matter of John Doe v. Catholic Archbishop of Chicago et al, Cause No. 96-008465, 07.12.96
O'DohertyAloysius A1940PSuedDiocesanPer 2002 civil suit, he is accused of abuse of an 11 yr old girl in 1950. May have served at one time with convicted abuser Thomas Laughlin.Portland, ORSource:
Statesman-Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
O'DohertyLiam1965PSettledDiocesanFirst indicted by Grand Jury in 1979 for sexual contact with three 14-year-old girls. Case dismissed after six months (when no further complaints received) and Diocese put him back to work. "Absent on sick leave" without privileges as of 1999. Beginning in 2000, four women filed separate suits alleging he abused them in 1980s and 1990s. All settled 1/03 for total of $180K. Living at Vianney Renewal Center in MO in 1/03, apparently subject to severe restrictions. Included on Ogdensburg diocese's list 11/13/18.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
North Country Daily 12.15.99; Post-Standard 03.23.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Press Republican 07.02.02; Newsday 01.29.03; Post-Standard 01.29.03; Press Republican 01.31.03; Watertown Daily Times 10.06.04; RichardSipecom 04.17.07; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.29.18
O'Donahueunknown PAccusedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersOne of 7 brothers accused of abuse of 3 youths at Kent's Briscoe Memorial School and/or O'Dea high school in civil suit filed 1/04. Abuse is said to have occurred between 1940s and 1960s.Seattle, WASource:
R.E. v.Cath Arch Seattle; King County, WA; #04-2-00112-9; Seattle Times 01.08.04
Henry B.1949PAccusedDiocesanAccused 12/8/05 of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in 1950 in Washington DC. The girl's mother allegedly discovered O'Donnell in the act of forcibly kissing her daughter as well as touching the girl's breasts and genitals beneath her clothes. O'Donnell was diocesan secretary or chancellor at the time. The kissing was allegedly repeated by then-Msgr. O'Donnell when the girl was age 18, and he is accused of verbally abusing her at age 27 in a sexual manner. O'Donnell was then vicar general.Steubenville, OHSource:
Hanes-Martinez Testimony 12.08.05
Detailed Assignment Record
Patrick G.1971PSettledDiocesanRemoved 1985. Abused at least 65 boys in 1970s-1980s in Spokane & Seattle. Worked as a psychologist for teens in Bellevue after leaving active priesthood. Sanctioned in 1984 for abuse while a priest. Sanctions lifted 1986. License permanently removed 1/04. At least 2 victims committed suicide. Named in new suit filed 2/08 by 4. Admitted guilt and settled 11/08 for $5M but can't pay. Two plaintiffs settled before 5/09 trial; Last 2 plaintiffs settled during trial. Settlements 5/12. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.Spokane, WASource:
Links to Articles; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Spokesman Review 01.03.10; Spokesman Review 01.20.10; Spokesman Review 01.21.10; Behavioral Health Central 01.28.10; Spokesman Review 03.12.10; Spokesman Review 10.28.10; Spokesman Review 05.26.12; Spokesman Review 10.10.12; SNAP Statement 09.20.14; Archdiocese of Seattle list 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; Idaho Statesman 02.26.18
Detailed Assignment Record
O'DonnellRobert J1966PSuedDiocesanAccused in 3/13/13 civil suit of 'multiple instances of unpermitted, harmful and offensive sexual conduct' with a teenage boy in about 1974, when O'Donnell was co-pastor of the Cathedral of St Helena, where he was named coordinator in 1977. Chancellor of Helena diocese from 1981 to 1985, when he was put on leave. Arrived in Hawaii 6/86, working in a Honolulu parish and at St Anthony's in Kailua. Incardinated in Hololulu diocese in 1989. Came to Holy Trinity in Honolulu in 1989 and became pastor there in 1992. Died 7/29/95. Buried with credibly accused priest Msgr William D Spain in Kaneohe HI.Helena, MTSource:
Letter from Msgr Spain to Bishop Maher 01.12.89; Grave Marker 07.29.95; Obituary 07.29.95; Independent Record 03.24.13; Helena Diocese List of Accused Priests 04.29.15
Helena Diocese List of Accused Priests 04.29.15; Obituary 07.29.95
O'DonnellTerence (Terry)1970PSuedSalesianSued 2003 & 2004. Accused by 3 of abusing them at Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, a boarding school in Tampa in early 1990s. When parents complained, he was reassigned to Salesian Boys and Girls Club in Boston, and the Salesian Provincial Housein New Rochelle. Placed on leave in 2003 after suit filed. Had been investigated in 1993 by Florida's Dept of Health and Rehab. Services for the same type of allegations. No charges filed.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Legal Examiner 2.2.13; St. Petersburg Times 11.19.03; Tampa Tribune 11.19.03; St. Petersburg Times 10.13.04; Tampa Tribune 10.13.04; St. Petersburg Times 03.12.05
O'DonnellThomas M.1960PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Living in the Fort Myers area of FL in 8/18.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Naples Daily News 08.16.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Brendan W.1950PSettledDiocesanRetired in 1984. Placed on leave after man filed suit in 1994 alleging that O'Donoghue sexually assaulted him at age 13 in 1978. Suit referenced 2 previous allegations. Suit settled 1999 for $300K. Transferred 12 times in 1st 15 years as priest. 1999 civil suit by a 2nd plaintiff who alleged abuse in 1962 settled in 2001. Additional suits filed in 2002 & 2004. He died 08/26/14.Worcester, MASource:
Memorandum in Gagne v O'Donoghue et al, Cause No 94-1158; Telegram & Gazette 05.19.96; Telegram & Gazette 12.13.96; Worcester Magazine 09.24.97; Telegram & Gazette 04.06.99; Telegram & Gazette 11.11.99; Telegram & Gazette 06.28.01; Boston Herald 02.22.02; Sunday Telegram 03.03.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.21.02; Telegram & Gazette 04.01.02; Telegram & Gazette 02.15.03; Telegram & Gazette 02.15.03; Telegram & Gazette 06.29.04; Telegram & Gazette 02.15.06; Telegram & Gazette 08.29.14
O'DonoghueCharles PSuedFather of the Holy Ghost (Irish Spritans)7/09 civil suit alleged abuse of 7 yr old girl & her 8 yr old brother by a John O'Donoghue at St. Catharine Parish in Spring Lake, from 1972 to 1974. Diocese said that Charles O'Donoghue was assigned there from 1969-1974 but there were no records of "John." Diocese informed of abuse by Charles O'Donoghue by letter in 2002. Another letter received 7/10/09 re John. A member of an Irish religious order, Charles O'Donoghue returned to Ireland in 1975 and is believed to have died in 1986.Trenton, NJSource:
Press Release by the Diocese of Trenton 07.15.09; Asbury Park Press 07.22.09; Asbury Park Press 07.22.09; Star-Ledger 07.22.09
O'DonovanRickard J.1949PAccusedDiocesanDied 8/00 at age 77. Born in Ireland. Accused of abuse of one boy from age 9 to 11 on about 20 occasions in the rectory of St. Colman's Church in Brockton. Recent settlement of one claim announced 4/12 by Attorney Mitch Garabedian. Archdiocese reported it would not substantiate the accusations because O'Donovan died before accusations surfaced.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 8.7.00; 04.11.12; Boston Channel 04.11.12; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; NECN 04.11.12; Patriot Ledger 04.11.12; WWLP 04.11.12; Wicked Local 04.13.12; MediaReport 04.11.13
Assignments: Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Boston Assignment Record
O'DowdEamon1959PSettledDiocesanO'Dowd involved in two incidents. Investigated in 1977 for fondling 2 girls; no charges filed after he apologized and said he meant no harm. In 1983 he was arrested for fondling a girl. Those charges dropped after he agreed to psychiatric treatment. One article says that he also had an affair with the girl's mother. 1983 (?) civil suit settled in 1986 for $250K and files sealed. Still active priest until he "retired" without privileges in 1995 after news of the 1983 incident became public.Orlando, FLSource:
Lakeland Ledger 4.8.02; Orlando Sentinel 3.7.95; Palm Beach Post 3.6.95; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87 (2nd article); San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Orlando Sentinel 02.25.95; Orlando Sentinel 03.22.95; Orlando Sentinel 09.17.95; Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02
O'DwyerPatrick1924PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 in 1959. Died 1971. 1 civil suit filed.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Juan Ramon1945PSuedDiocesanO'Farrill, a native of Cuba, sought political asylum in US in 1959. He retired in 1983. 4/11 civil suit alleged that in 1988 O'Farrill sexually molested a 16 yr old boy from Nicaragua who sought counseling from him at St. Michael the Archangel Church in west Little Havana. O'Farrill gave him alcohol in OJ and performed oral sex. O'Farrill died in 1994. Just before death he was arrested and charged with giving an alibi to a robber in exchange for sex.Miami, FLSource:
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 4.3.93; Miami Herald 4.3.93; Miami Herald 12.02.94; Miami New-Times 04.27.11; NBC Miami 04.27.11; Statement by SNAP 04.27.11
O'FlahertyJohn G.1942PSuedJesuitHe worked in parishes in St. Louis and Kansas City, and as a hospital chaplain in Monett, MO. He also worked in Pueblo and Denver Dioceses. Named as abuser of 1 in amended civil complaint filed in Pueblo in March, 2011. Died i06/19/87.Pueblo, COSource:
Amended Complaint in John Doe 24 et al v Bishop of Pueblo, Cause No 2010CV561, Pueblo Co District Court
Assignments: Assignment Record
O'FlynnPatrick PAccusedDiocesanO'Flynn has been accused of molesting a girl over 100 times, beginning when she was 10 in 1962 and continuing until 1970. His current status is unknown as of 11/06.Portland, ORSource:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments: Assignment Record
O'FrielDaniel F.1961PAccusedDiocesanPer PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, O'Friel is known to have sexually abused two male students at Bishop Carroll High School while he was principal in the 1970s. With each boy, O'Friel asked details re their intimacy with their girlfriends, then would touch the victims' genitals and expose himself. O'Friel died 12/15/81. The first victim reported the abuse to the diocese in 2004.The GJ said the second victim "struggled greatly" with the abuse and later sought counseling as a student at State College; his counselor was accused priest Rev. Robert Kelly, who pushed the boy's head into his lap. The victim was subsequently hospitalized.The GJ called O'Friel a "child predator."Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA Attorney General's Grand Jury Report 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16
Attorney General's Grand Jury Report 03.01.16
Thomas1977PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of minor and placed on leave 8/92. Police investigated but no charges filed. "Officially resigned" from priesthood 1994. In 2004 it was learned that O'Gorman was working as speechwriter for husband of Anne Burke, head of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' oversight board on sex abuse.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 09.01.92; Chicago Tribune 09.03.92; Chicago Tribune 09.28.93; Jersey Journal 04.10.04
Assignments: Assignment Record
James F.1954PAccusedDiocesanRetired to Ireland. Investigated by police re 1997 allegation of girl years before.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 08.18.02
Oliver Francis1971PConvictedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Worked in California for many years. Convicted 1993 in CA. Received 14-yr sentence--served 7; deported to Ireland 2000. $7M settlement., among others. Admitted to sexual abuse of 25 boys and girls. Laicized. Fled Ireland 10/06; Suit filed 12/06 including Irish Archdiocese settled 12/06 for $3M. New suit 12/07 by woman. Worked in Netherlands but returned to Ireland per 4/10 article. Diocese pd $2M 6/10 to 2. New suit 10/10. Arrested for child porn in Ireland 12/10. Sentenced to 3 yrs jail 1/12. New suit 5/12. 4 suits dismissed on SOL 6/12. Released from Irish jail 4/14, living unsupervised, claiming to no longer be a threat to children. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.Stockton, CASource:
San Francisco Chronicle 07.17.98; Collection of Articles prior to 12.31.02; LA Times 10.18.03; Sacramento Bee 01.23.04; Mercury News (Ireland) (AP) 05.12.05; Mercury News (AP) 05.19.05; San Francisco Weekly 07.13.05; CNN 06.27.06; Stockton Record 07.01.06; CNN 09.21.06; Mercury News 10.05.06; Irish Examiner 10.11.06; Lodi News-Sentinel 10.18.06; Sacramento Bee 10.18.06; Huffington Post 04.26.10; Irish Sentinel 04.27.10; Radio Netherlands 04.28.10; Manteca Bulletin 06.07.13; Lodi News Sentinel 06.11.13; Turlock Journal 09.06.13; Turlock Journal 01.15.14; Modesto Bee 02.06.14; Irish Mirror 06.22.14; SNAP Statement with link to Stockton Diocese Notice of Deadline for Filing Claims in Bankruptcy Court 07.16.14; Mercury News 07.18.14; Turlock Journal 09.16.14; The Record 09.17.14; CBS Sacramento 09.21.16; Calaveras Enterprise 09.23.16; Turlock Journal 09.24.16; The Sun 10.03.16; Union Democrat 01.11.17; Turlock Journal 01.13.17
BA.Org Assignment Record
O'GradyPeter P. 1933PSuedJesuitO'Grady served in parishes and schools in the dioceses of Seattle and Spokane WA, Great Falls and Helena MT, Boise City ID and Portland OR. Woman filed suit 1/04 alleging that she was sexually abused by O'Grady at Jesuit House in Spokane when she was 12. O'Grady was providing "supply work" to parishes in Spokane at that time. O'Grady died 06/16/93. Suit names Portland Province of the Jesuit Order as well as Bishop Syklstad. Settled 12/04. Diocese said allegations were proven or credible.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 01.24.04; Associated Press 12.03.04; Spokesman Review 12.04.04; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
Assignments: Assignment Record
O'HaraFrank J.1941PSuedDiocesanTwo women filed suit 9/08 accusing O'Hara of abusing them between 1971-1978 while he was assigned to St. Kevin's Catholic Church in Rosewood Heights. Died 4/06 at age 90.Springfield, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 04.22.06; The Telegraph 09.25.08
O'HearnRichard PAccusedDiocesanOne man settled with Diocese for $75,000 in 11/08 as part of $4.5M settlement with 59 claimants. He claimed abuse by O'Hearn at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in PittsfieldSpringfield, MASource:
CBS 3 12.09.08; WWLP 12.09.08
Michael D.1961PSuedDiocesanLaicized in 1993. Accused in 2/26/04 suit of sexually abusing a boy in 1980 at Cardinal Hayes H.S. in the Bronx. O'Herlihy had learned that the boy was being abused by a Catholic counselor, and allegedly used the knowledge to gain access. Suit claims that other boys were abused by O'Herlihy at the school. Dismissed on SOL 2006. In 3/09 he was found working as ass't principal at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day HS.New York, NYSource:
Complaint 02.26.04; NY Post 02.27.04; NY Post 03.30.09
Assignments: Assignment Record
John1972PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Pastor of Pearl River NY parish. Educator most of career in Bronx and White Plains. Suspended 12/15 after credible allegation of sexual abuse of a boy in early 1980s. O'Keefe was a teacher and guidance counselor at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx at the time, and his accuser was a student. Abuse alleged to have occurred twice - once in NY and once in VA. O'Keefe denied allegations. Investigations by DAs in NY and VA led to removal. Two more male accusers, allegations found credible. No charges due to SOL. Investigation by church initiated. Permanent removal by the archdiocese announced 9/16 by plaintiff's attorney. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program.New York, NYSource:
Journal News 12.18.15; The Patch [White Plains] 12.18.15; WABC 12.18.15; Daily Voice 12.19.15; Journal News 12.19.15; 12 News 12.20.15; Catholic New York 12.23.15; New York Daily News 05.30.16; Journal News 09.26.16; New York Daily News 09.26.16; CBS New York 09.27.16; Fios 1 News 09.27.16; The Patch 09.27.16; Irish Central 09.28.16; Journal News 09.29.16; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17
Assignments: Assignment Record
Patrick J.1959PSuedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Allegation in 1989. Left active priesthood 1994. "Retired" 1999. Accused of abusing several girls in 2003 suits, some of which named both San Diego & San Bernardino. Criminally charged in 2002 w/ abuse of 17-year-old girl. Fled to Ireland. Charges dropped due to Supreme Court ruling. S.D. Diocese filed bankruptcy day before trial. Name on list released by San Diego 3/07. Laicized. Claims settled 9/07 in $198.1M Diocese settlement. Personnel file released 10/10.San Diego, CASource:
San Bernardino Sun 08.15.02; San Bernardino Sun 08.16.02; Press Enterprise 08.17.02; San Bernardino Sun 08.26.02; Press Enterprise 08.28.02; Press Enterprise 09.28.02; Press Enterprise 07.12.03; Press Enterprise 01.17.04; Press Enterprise 06.22.06; Union Tribune 10.18.06; Press Enterprise 01.12.07; Press Enterprise 02.12.07; Press Enterprise 02.27.07; Union Tribune 03.11.07; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; Press Enterprise 09.07.07; Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Orange County Weekly 10.27.10; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12; San Diego Tribune 09.10.17
Diocese of San Diego 03.30.07
O'LearyArthur P.1975PAccusedDiocesanPer personnel file released 2/03, he was placed on administrative leave in 1994 after fathers of two boys complained that O'Leary had touched the boys inappropriately. File also showed that in 1980s he was spotted at Cape Cod rest areas having sex with strangers. Under observation by police in 1985 and 1986. He promised Church to stay away from rest stops but did not. Church officials were afraid that he would be arrested. He was transferred to Hanover in 1991. Still on leave 2008 & living in Yarmouth. In 9/15 O'Leary was an "unassigned senior" living in Melbourne, FL.Boston, MASource:
BA Analysis of Boston Documents and Involvement of Bishop Lennon; Documents from O'Leary's Archdiocesan File; Boston Globe 02.05.03; Boston Herald 02.05.03; Patriot Ledger 02.05.03; Experpt from Pattern and Practice Brief 07.21.03; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
O'LearyMark1985PAccusedDominicanAccused of abuse in Southern CA from 1974-1977 by 2 persons. The accusations were acknowledged by the Dominican order. Also worked in Oakland Diocese. Last known location was St. Albert's Priory in Oakland.Los Angeles, CASource: 4.6.05; LA Archdiocesan Report Errata Notice # 2; ABC7 10.14.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
LA Times Database 4.20.06
O'LearyPatrick PAccusedDiocesanRemoved in 8/92 after archdiocese decided he was exhibiting "a pattern of inappropriate behavior" that made him possibly of risk to children. Native of Ireland, ordained in Spain. Extern priest. It is believed he was recalled to Spain.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 9.1.92; Chicago Tribune 9.5.93; Chicago Tribune 10.01.93; Chicago Tribune 10.29.93; Chicago Tribune 11.15.93
Patrick Henry1990PConvictedJesuitJoined Order in 1977 and ordained in 1990. O'Liddy pleaded guilty in 1999 to sending a lewd photo of himself to 14 yr old girl over the Internet. Mother reported photo to police and he was arrested at meeting site. In 8/2000 he was sentenced to 10 yrs probation and 200 hrs of community service. O'Liddy was on leave from the Jesuits at the time of the offense and after the court sentence he resigned from the Order. On Colorado Sex Offender Registry.Denver, COSource:
Associated Press 05.21.02; Denver Post 05.21.02; Rocky Mountain News 05.21.02; Denver Post 03.10.04
Assignments: Assignment Record
Martin1961PSuedSacred HeartAccused of abuse of 1 from 1965-1968 per Archdiocese 2004 report. Active in Myanmar & Philippines in 2004. In 2011 Archdiocese removed him from current assignment at Holy Name of Mary Church in San Dimas that he had held for 2 yrs and admitted it "did not fully consult records" that showed he had admitted to sexual relationship with a high school girl in 1960s. The vicar of clergy in charge of checking records resigned. Woman settled civil suit w/ order & priest in 1999 for $100K.Los Angeles, CASource: Assignment Record and Supporting Documents; LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5; LA Times 02.11.11; Contra Costa Times 02.12.11; Dialogue 02.12.11; NY Times 02.12.11; UPI 02.12.11; Wall Street Journal 02.13.11; Altadena Patch 02.14.11; California Catholic Daily 02.14.11; KPCC 02.14.11; San Gabriel Valley Tribune 02.14.11; The Laist 02.15.11; The Tidings 02.17.11; LA Times 02.20.11
LA Times Database 4.20.06
James J.1946PSettledDiocesanAllegations in late 1950s-early 1960s. Removed from active priesthood 1989. Retired in Ireland. One civil claim made 7/03 alleged that O'Malley abused a youth in 1981-1982 in Spokane valley. This claim was settled 9/03 for $50K. As many as 11 men filed 2004 civil suit. No privileges. Died 2007.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 10.24.02 (2nd); Spokesman Review 10.24.02; Spokesman Review 10.26.02; Spokesman Review 07.10.03; Spokesman Review 09.19.03; Seattle Times 09.21.03; Spokesman Review 01.21.04; KXLY 09.21.04; Spokesman Review 01.30.05; Spokesman Review 04.22.06; Spokesman Review 03.27.07; International Traffic in Priests Who Abuse 04.17.07; KXLY 04.22.07; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09
Spokesman Review 10.24.02; Inland Register 11.14.02
O'MalleyThomas F.1930PSettledDiocesanOne person settled claims against O'Malley as part of 8/04 $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. This was first time O'Malley had been publicly identified. Died 1985 at age 84Springfield, MASource:
Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Berkshire Eagle 08.18.04; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
O'MalleyWilliam P. III1970PSuedDiocesanFIrst named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. WIthdrawn from active ministry in 5/03. Died 2008. Lawsuit filed 9/18. Another filed in 11/18, claiming abuse of two minors at St. Canice and St. Francis de Sales parishes.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Penn Record 09.12.18; KDKA TV 11.15.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Leo J.1956PSuedDiocesanSued 2004. Accused of abuse of a 14-year-old boy who was living at the Stetson Home for Boys in Barre in 1975. O'Neil was assigned to St. Joseph Church at the time. O'Neil was retired when the suit was filed. He died 2/05. Civil suit set for trial 11/06.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 3.1.05; Telegram & Gazette 12.30.04; Telegram & Gazette 02.15.06
James W.1967PSuedOblates of St. Francis de SalesAccused in 2004 DE suit of abuse of 1 youth from 1976-1985. Moved to Philadelphia in 1985 after complaint. Working in Charlotte, NC when suit was filed. Removed 2003. In 12/06, Court ruled that suit could go forward but not on original claim from 1985. Did not appear for depo because he was ministering in South Africa. O'Neill admitted the abuse. Order settled 3/08. Diocese settled 5/08. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals. Living in monitored setting.Wilmington, DESource:
News Journal 11.20.05 (Major Account); Winston-Salem Journal 04.16.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; News Journal 11.20.05; News Journal 06.27.06; News Journal 11.18.06; News Journal 12.07.06; News Journal 04.03.07; News Journal 05.15.07; News Journal 05.25.07; WBOC 10.12.07; CBS 3 12.18.07; News Journal 12.18.07; News Journal 12.19.07; Daily Times (AP) 01.17.08
News Journal 3.25.08 (add'l article); WXII 5.27.11 (add'l article); News Journal 8.4.11 (add'l article); Middletown Transcript 8.5.11 (add'l article); News Journal 8.5.11 (add'l article); News Journal 11.20.05
Patrick G.1953PSuedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Sued 10/02 by woman who alleged he abused her for approximately 3 yrs when she attended St. Charles Borromeo school and church in Tacoma in early 1960s. She dropped the suit in 2003 after Seattle Archdiocese countersued her. O'Neill retired in 1999. May have moved to AZ. He denied the allegations. Review board was still reviewing case in 2002. O'Neill died in Ireland in 8/11.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Times 11.27.02; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 04.24.03; Seattle Times 09.21.03; Kitsap Sun 08.26.11; SNAP Statement 08.31.11
O'NeillRobert F.1962PSuedDiocesanComplaints received in 1970s. Sent for treatment. Parents complained about behavior and drinking for several years. In 1973 O'Neill was removed from parish and appointed to Marriage Tribunal. In 1980 he was reassigned to parish duties. "Retired" due tohealth in 2001 but continued working at tribunal. Privileges removed 5/02. Sued in 2002 by 10 men. Suit dismissed due to SOL in 2003 and 2004. Died 12/05. Canonical proceedings were not complete at time of death per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.Rochester, NYSource:
Associated Press 5.2.02; Democrat and Chronicle 5.4.02; Democrat and Chronicle 5.8.02; Democrat and Chronicle 8.9.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 5.3.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Democrat and Chronicle 06.17.02; Democrat and Chronicle 06.17.02; Democrat and Chronicle 06.17.02; Democrat and Chronicle 07.15.02; Democrat and Chronicle 11.13.02; Democrat and Chronicle 12.13.02; Democrat and Chronicle 02.18.03; Democrat and Chronicle 05.10.03; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04
Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8.19.04 (add'l article); Newsday (AP) 9.21.04 (add'l article); WHEC-TV 12.8.05 (add'l article); Catholic Courier 6.7.12 (add'l article); Rochester Homepage 6.7.12 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 6.7.12 (add'l article)
Thomas P.1957PAccusedOblates of St. Francis de SalesAccused 5/02 of sexually abusing a boy once in the early 1960s, when O'Neill taught at Judge Memorial School in Salt Lake City. Promoted to principal of Judge Memorial 1962-70. Principal at St. Mary's HS in Stockton CA diocese 1970-78. Removed 5/02 from St. Francis de Sales HS in Toledo OH diocese where he moved in 1978. Taught at Father Judge HS in Philadelphia PA in late 1950s. Named in 2003 suit as having knowledge of abuse by James Rapp. Suit dismissed on SOL 8/03. Died 09/21/15.Salt Lake City, UTSource:
Associated Press 05.21.02; Salt Lake Tribune 02.19.03; Salt Lake Tribune 08.23.03; News Journal 05.18.09; Toledo Blade Obituary 09.22.15
O'NeillVincent1972PSettledDiocesanIn 9/96 five former altar boys accused O'Neill of abusing them when they were 13 in 1970s. O'Neill resigned two months later. Charges were leveled and church officials supended him during investigation. Diocese settled with the five 1/97 for undisclosed sum. In 3/97 it was announced that O'Neill had brain tumor and had only weeks to live. He died 11/98.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Press Democrat 4.2.02; Press Democrat 6.9.02; Press Democrat 11.20.96; Press Democrat 11.21.96; Press Democrat 11.22.96; Press Democrat 01.16.97; Press Democrat 03.18.97; San Francisco Chronicle 03.19.97; Associated Press 11.17.98; Press Democrat 11.17.98; Press Democrat 01.14.04; San Francisco Chronicle 01.18.04; Press Democrat 01.19.04
O'NeillWilliam V.1931PAccusedDiocesanAccused on 5/17/02 of sexually abusing and exploiting a 12-year-old boy in 1957 during confession at the rectory of Immaculate Conception church in Everett. Archdiocese mistakenly identified the priest as James W. O'Neil SJ and then as William V. O'Neill. Died 12/4/60. Named on 8/11 Boston AD database of accused priests. Criminal or cannonical proceedings not complete at time of his death.Boston, MASource:
Shaughnessy Claim Letter 05.17.02; Boston Globe 01.18.03; Boston Globe 01.22.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Daily News 08.26.11; The Patch 09.02.11
Assignments: Assignment Record
Ben BSuedOSF Franciscan Brothers of BrooklynIn civil suit filed 6/13, a woman who graduated in 2009 alleged she was sexually harassed by O'Reilly, a Spanish teacher at St. Francis Prep in Queens. She complained to school and Principal admitted that he had a history of harassing girls. School had O'Reilly evaluated by psychologist who deemed him unfit to work with children. He was removed from classroom but allowed to continue living on campus.Brooklyn, NYSource:
New York Daily News 06.13.13; New York Daily News 08.07.13; SNAP Statement 08.08.13; NY Post 09.23.13; SNAP Statement 09.23.13; PIX 11 09.25.13; Times Ledger 09.26.13
O'ReillyPatrick1906PAccusedSJAs part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. O'Reilly's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 5/26/58.Portland, ORSource:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12
Assignments: Assignment Record
O'ReillyUnknown PSuedDioceseOne male plaintiff in a civil suit filed by 10 accusers 2/12 has alleged abuse by O'Reilly when he was attending St. Xavier's Mission and Bellarmine Prep School and plaintiff was a minor. No further information known.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Great Falls Tribune 2.8.12; Great Falls Tribune 2.9.12; KRTV 2.8.12; Market Watch 2.8.12
Thomas E.1943PAccusedJesuitAccused of abuse of 1 in 1968 at Loyola High School per archdiocesan report addendum. He ministered in San Francisco and Los Angeles CA, as well as in Phoenix, AZ where he was a staff member at Brophy Prep. from 1975 until his death 1/1/93.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
LA Times Database 4.20.06; Assignment Record
O'RourkeThomas J.1963PAccusedDiocesanNamed in 10/02 lawsuit with 11 other priests and a religious brother where 43 men and women say they were abused. Suit says he repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy at Corpus Christi Church in Woodside, NY where he was assigned in 1960s. Also named in 10/03 suit where 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. 1 said he was sexually abused in 1974 on a trip to the Naval Academy. Later another claimed abuse in 1960s. O'Rourke died 1998.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Catholic Standard 5 30 02; NY Times 06.16.98; Newsday 10.16.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03
Donald J. 1955PSettledJesuitRemoved from ministry in 2004 due to credible accusations of sexual abuse while assigned to Loyola Academy in Wilmette, where he worked almost continually 1958-92. The Jesuits' Chicago-Detroit Province settled in 2013 for 750k with a man alleging O'Shaughnessy abused him 1977-79 at the school. O'Shaughnessy was the boy's advisor and reportedly pulled him out of class daily. Settlement announced in 2015 for 950k with another former Loyola student alleging sexual abuse by the priest. Also worked in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Milford OH, Indianapolis IN, Oakland CA, and Clarkston MI. Died 7/8//13, age 89. Settlement with another former Loyola Academy student for 925k announced 5/17. On Indianapolis archdiocese's list 10/12/18.Chicago, ILSource:
Patheos 06.30.15; CBS Chicago 04.13.16; WLS 04.28.16; Fox 32 05.10.17; Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10.12.18; Indianapolis Star 10.12.18
Assignments: Assignment Record
Patrick J.1958PArrestedDiocesanCriminally charged in 1994 re abuse of at least 9 youths from 1960s and 1970s. 2 civil suits filed 1994 by 4. Archdiocese settled with two plaintiffs in 8/95 for $500,000 and in 6/96. Archdiocese paid out $2.5M to 15 men abused by O'Shea and two other priests. Arrested and spent 2 yrs in jail waiting for trial; charges withdrawn after the 2003 Supreme Court ruling. Also served time for theft of over $200,000 from Archdiocese. Laicized in 1994.San Francisco, CASource:
SF Chronicle 2.3.04; SF Chronicle 6.6.96; SF Chronicle 03.26.94; SF Chronicle 05.24.94; SF Chronicle 01.24.95; SF Chronicle 01.25.95; SF Chronicle 03.22.96; SF Chronicle 04.15.00; SF Chronicle 04.22.00; SF Chronicle 06.16.00; SF Chronicle 06.17.00; SF Chronicle 03.15.02; SF Chronicle 03.29.03; SF Chronicle 06.29.03; New Oxford Review 06.17.05
SF Chronicle 9.22.05 (add'l article); Chico Enterpriese Record 10.24.05 (add'l article); SF Chronicle 4.4.06 (add'l article); Huffington Post 8.20.11 (add'l article); Assignment Record
O'SullivanArthur PAccusedDiocesanO'Sullivan was head priest at St. Matthew's Parish on the west side of El Paso in 1950s-1960s under Bishop Metzer. At least two boys accused him of abuse. Bishop Metzer transferred him to the Diocese of Ft. Worth. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. It notes a report in 1993 of and incident in the 1950s.El Paso, TXSource:
El Paso Times 05.10.10; KVIA 11.08.18
O'SullivanBrother BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersIn civil suit filed 8/26/10, one of three plaintiffs allege that he was abused by Br. O'Sullivan in 1963-1964 at Brisoe Memorial School. Same man also alleges he was assaulted by Br. Croke at same school.Seattle, WASource:
JH et al v Corp of Catholic Archbishop of Seattle et al, 10-2-30752-4SEA 08.26.10
Eugene M.1960PConvictedDiocesanFirst accused in a letter to Cardinal Cushing in 1964 of abusing an altar boy. Multiple allegations at first parish and then transferred to three other parishes, each time because of multiple complaints. Convicted in 1984 of raping an altar boy. Given 5 yrs' probation on condition that he be kept away from children. Cardinal Law sent him to Metuchen instead, where he worked in 4 more parishes. Recalled to Boston in 1992, he was retired and made a senior priest. Involuntary laicization announced 2005.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 07.16.93; Boston Globe 07.29.93; Boston Globe 06.05.02; Boston Herald 06.05.02; Patriot Ledger 01.25.05; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Metrowest Daily News 08.26.11
Assignments: Assignment Record
O'SullivanJohn J.1950PSuedDiocesanOrdained in the diocese of Brooklyn, O'Sullivan was named in the 1994 RICO pleading as a known abuser. No specific allegations. He was shown as absent on sick leave per 1988, 1990 and 1995 Catholic Directories.Camden, NJSource:
Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059-94
Michael J.1955PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/29/12 the Archdiocese posted a Public Notice on its website stating that it had "recently received accusation" of sexual abuse of minor against O'Sullivan (in 1960s). Removed from ministry in 1964 and sent for treatment. "Not allowed to return to AD" [but he worked for Savannah GA diocese for many years beginning in 1966 while still member of San Antonio AD]. Allegation forwarded to Bexar Co. D.A. O'Sullivan served in parishes in Fredricksburg, San Antonio and Victoria. Said to have worked in the Diocese of Clifton, England beginning in 2001. Died 2015 in Ireland.San Antonio, TXSource:
Public Notice by Archdiocese of San Antonio 01.30.12; Diocese of Clifton 06.30.15
Assignments: Assignment Record
O'SullivanTimothy Joseph BSettledCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersIncluded on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Allegedly abused a minor 1972-73 at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell NJ. Another man claimed publicly in 10/16 that O'Sullivan abused him at the school when he was age 14 in the early 1970s. Settlement of $1.9 mil in 8/16 of suit with 21 men alleging Bergen High staff of sexual abuse when they were young. Seven more former students subsequently came forward as of 7/17, several vs O'Sullivan.Newark, NJSource:
BishopAccountability 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Bostoncom 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; Fios 1 10.20.16; NJcom 10.20.16; The Record 10.21.16; Fios 1 07.10.17; Fios 1 News 07.10.17
O'SullivanVincent BAccusedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersName included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent 1940-50.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Kent Reporter 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16
O'TooleHenry1944PAccusedRedemptoristO'Toole is alleged to have abused one individual during early 1970s. Archdiocese told the Redemptorists. O'Toole had served in Baltimore Archdiocese from 1962 to 1983. Name appears on Baltimore Diocese's list of accused religious priests and brothers from Sept. 2002. Shown in Venice Diocese per 1988 Catholic Directory, in Miami per 1990 edition, and in Orlando per 1995 and 2002 editions.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
O'ToolePaul L.1967PSettledDiocesanWoman announced in 2006 that she had received a $125K settlement from the Chicago archdiocese in 2004. She alleged that O'Toole sexually abused her in 1966 when she was age 16, and that the abuse was continued until age 19 by Revs. John F. Rohrich and Howard Strum. Abuse was first reported to the Archdiocese in early 1990s but nothing done. Per SNAP, O'Toole left the priesthood to marry.Chicago, ILSource:
WBBM 02.11.06; Chicago Sun-Times 02.12.06; SNAP Statement 02.13.06
Assignments: Assignment Record
Obersinner Joseph1957PSettledJesuitAccused of sexual abuse of at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Retired to Spokane's Jesuit community at Gonzaga University.Helena, MTSource:
Helena Diocese Bankruptcy Settlement 03.04.15; Diocese of Helena 04.29.15; Missoulian 04.30.15
Diocese of Helena 04.29.15; Assignment Record
OcanaManuel C< 1998PAccusedDiocesanFrom a Philippines diocese. Worked at St. Joseph's Residence 1998-99; Providence Medical Center in Seattle 1998-99; Holy Family in Seattle 1998-99. Ocana's name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; The Daily World 01.18.16
Francisco Xavier1969PIndictedDiocesanIn 4/06 Ochoa admitted a recent incident of sexual misconduct involving minor boy; placed on leave 5/06. Ordained in Mexico; began working in diocese in 1988. Admitted a past history to Bishop in May; 2-3 other accusers have come forward. Fled to Mexico before Bishop reported to police. Federal arrest warrant issued 7/27/08. 2 civil suits filed 10/06. by 7 accusers. 10 plaintiffs settled with Diocese & Bishop 9/07 for little over $5M. Died in Mexico 11/09.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Press Democrat 7.01.06 (2nd article); Contra Costa Times (AP) 06.21.06; Contra Costa Times (AP) 06.22.06; Press Democrat 06.22.06; San Francisco Chronicle 06.22.06; San Francisco Sentinel 06.22.06; Monterey County Herald (AP) 06.23.06; Press Democrat 06.23.06; CBS 5 (Santa Rosa) 06.24.06; Press Democrat 07.01.06; Press Democrat 07.09.06; Press Democrat 07.14.06; Monteray County Herald 07.27.06; Press Democrat 07.28.06; Press Democrat 07.28.06
Press Democrat 8.23.06 (add'l article); Press Democrat 10.10.06 (add'l article); Press Democrat 9.12.07 (add'l article); Press Democrate 6.3.11 (add'l article); Chicago Tribune 3.11.12 (add'l article); Assignment Record
OchoaUnknown PSuedDiocesanLitigation says Fr. Ochoa sexually abused an altar boy at Little Flower Church in 1968. Ochoa is deceased per 10/2/07 article.El Paso, TXSource:
KDBC 10.02.07; KTSM 10.02.07
OclooAnthony PArrestedDiocesanOcloo, a visitng priest from Ghana, was arrested and charged 10/05 after allegation that he molested a 16 yr old girl in the rectory of St. Ephrem's in Dyker Heights. Ocloo was living and working at the church while working on an MBA. He was immediately placed on leave by the Diocese and removed from rectory. No further info found.Brooklyn, NYSource:
NY Daily News 10.19.05; NY Post 10.19.05; 10.22.05; Diocese of Brooklyn Press Release 10.25.05
Christian1996PChargedDiocesanExtern priest from the Diocese of Nnewi, Nigeria. Charged in 9/11/18 with the sexual abuse of an 8-year-old girl in 2007. Report was made to archdiocese 8/31/18. Ohazulume was living with the girl's family, who were relatives, in Randolph MA when he arrived in the United States to study at Boston College in 2006. Working since 2010 as a chaplain at B.I. Deaconess Medical Center while residing at Assumption parish in Brookline. Pled not guilty.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.11.18; NECN 09.11.18; WGBH 09.11.18
Richard N.1955PAccusedCrosier Fathers and BrothersTaught at Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Wawasee, IN for 16 years, and at Crosier Seminary in Onamia, MN for three years. Moved to Phoenix 1987. Helped out at area churches after retirement in 1992. One of 8 Crosiers priests removed from public ministryin 2002 for abuse. Incident was at least 15 yrs old. Member of Crosier Community of Phoenix until death 7/29.05.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Arizona Republic 10.10.02; Star-Tribune 10.10.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Arizona Republic 07.31.05; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14
Star Tribune 10.10.02; Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Uriel2007PConvictedDiocesanBorn in US; raised in Mexico. Went to seminary in Oregon 1998-2007. Arrested 11/30/11 on 2 counts of felony lewd & lascivious acts with teenage girl in 2007 & 2009. Family complained to diocese 11/29/11. Police and CPS notified. Assigned to Our Lady of Mercy parish in Redding at time of arrest. Prior to that, had been at Holy Rosary Parish in Woodland. Released on bail 01/19/12. Pled not guilty 4/13/12. On 7/5/13 pled no contest to one count of molesting the 13-year-old girl in her bedroom. Sentenced to 8 years in prison 8/2/13. Per diocese in 8/17, Ojeda "removed from priesthood."Sacramento, CASource:
CBS Sacramento 12.01.11; Fox News 12.01.11; News 10 12.01.11; Sacramento Bee 12.01.11; National Catholic Reporter 12.02.11; Record Searchlight 12.02.11; Sacramento Bee 12.02.11; Statement by Diocese of Sacramento 12.03.11; Sacramento Bee 12.04.11; Record Searchlight 12.06.11; Sacramento Bee 12.20.11; Sacramento Bee 01.06.12; Sacramento Bee 01.10.12; Record Searchlight 02.03.12; The Oregonian 08.25.12; Sacramento Bee 09.07.12; Modesto Bee 10.10.12; Record Searchlight 11.30.12; Record Searchlight 04.05.13; SNAP Statement 04.05.13; Modesto Bee 06.22.13; Merced Sun-Star 06.25.13; Merced Sun-Star 06.26.13; Sacramento Bee 07.02.13; Sacramento Bee 07.02.13; Modesto Bee 07.03.13; Record Searchlight 07.03.13; Sacramento Bee 07.03.13; SNAP Statement 07.03.13; Daily Democrat 07.04.13; CBS Sacramento 07.05.13; Fox 40 07.05.13; KCRA 07.05.13; KRCR 07.05.13; Merced Sun-Star 07.05.13; Merced Sun-Star 07.05.13; News 10 07.05.13; Record Searchlight 07.05.13; Sacramento Bee 07.05.13; Daily Democrat 07.06.13; Merced Sun-Star 07.07.13; Daily Democrat 08.02.13; KRCR 08.02.13; New York Daily News 08.02.13; Record Searchlight 08.02.13; Sacramento Bee 08.02.13; SNAP Statement 08.02.13; Modesto Bee 08.03.13; Merced Sun-Star 08.11.13; Merced Sun-Star 08.17.13; USA Today 08.23.17
Eugene Jack1970PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of molesting two teenage brothers in the 1970s. Complaints had been made previously about abuse of one of the brothers; nothing done until second one came forward. Resigned from ministry in 2003 as part of settlement. Included on archdiocese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have four victims, allegedly abused in 1974. Died 11/29/12.Indianapolis, INSource:
Indianapolis Star 06.28.02; Indianapolis Star 07.14.02; Indianapolis Star 12.17.02; Indianapolis Star 05.09.03; Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10.12.18; Indianapolis Star 10.12.18
OkornDusan Anthony1947PSettledDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list, posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Died 1/10/10.Helena, MTSource:
Helena Diocese Bankruptcy Settlement 03.04.15; Diocese of Helena 04.29.15
Daily Interlake 01.12.10; Diocese of Helena 04.29.15
Olarte (Olartez)
Mario Arbelaez1994PConvictedDiocesanArrested 5/03 and charged with enticing a minor over the Internet. Claimed he was doing research but posed as a 20 yr old. Agreed to meet a 15 yr old boy but it was a police officer. Placed on leave and his computer seized. In 9/03 he pleaded no contest to the criminal charges. Did not show up for sentencing 11/03. Defense atty said that Olarte had returned to his native country of Colombia as part of plea agreement. Prosecutors denied. Judge issued an arrest warrant. On sex offender registry.Salt Lake City, UTSource:
Deseret News 05.16.03; Salt Lake Tribune 05.17.03; Deseret News 05.20.03; Casper Star Tribune 05.27.03; Deseret News 05.28.03; Deseret News 06.03.03; Associated Press 09.10.03; Deseret Morning News 09.10.03; Salt Lake Tribune 11.05.03; Deseret News 11.07.03; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12
Assignments: Assignment Record
Julius1931PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse at St. Mary, New Hampton, 1957-1958. Included in settlement of Feb. 2006 but no suit actually filed. He died in 1993. Dubuque, IASource:; KIMT 02.21.06; Herald Telegraph 02.22.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06
Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 9.22.06
OlivasJose Alfredo1981PArrestedDiocesanOlivas was arrested and charged in June, 1999 with indecency with a child during the summer of 1998. Indicted by Grand Jury in August 1999. Charges dismissed Oct. 2001"in light of the impact on the victim" if the case went to trial and because boy asked that case not be pursued. As of March 2002 Olivas was still on leave pending church investigation.El Paso, TXSource:
El Paso Times 6.5.01; El Paso Times 6.6.99; El Paso Times 6.7.99; El Paso Times 9.8.99; El Paso Times 09.21.99; El Paso Times 10.02.01; El Paso Times 03.27.02
OliverJohn A.1952PConvictedDiocesanPer 2002 article, in 1967 Oliver was alleged to have picked up a 14-year-old boy who was hitchhiking home. Instead of taking him home, boy says Oliver drove him to a house, gave him alcohol and molested him. Diocese said Oliver pleaded guilty but it is unclear what plea involved. He was sentenced to 6 or 7 yrs probation. Sheriff's report from case included a comment suggesting prior cover-ups by the diocese. Retired in 2000; placed on leave 5/02. Supervised R. Trupia. Deceased prior to 8/11.Tucson, AZSource:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.; Arizona Daily Star 02.17.02; Tucson Diocese Press Release 06.21.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Statement by Bishop Kincanas 03.27.03; Arizona Daily Star 07.30.07
Tucson Citizen 2.27.04; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11
OlivierRobert1957PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from active ministry in 12/06 after Diocese completed investigation of complaint that he had "sexual contact, but not intercourse, with a female teen over four years" in the 1950s. Woman wrote to the Diocese in 12/06. Olivier admitted the relationship. Abuse took place during his first assignment.Jackson, MSSource:
WLBT 01.05.07; Clarion-Ledger 01.06.07; Clarion-Ledger 01.07.07
OlkowskiBrian Keith SConvictedDiocesanOlkowski, a 23 yr old seminarian, was dismissed from Seminary 1/95 when he pleaded guilty to charges he gave beer to 14 yr old boy in 1994 and then molested him. Sentenced in 1995 to 5 yrs jail (all but one suspended), counseling and 500 hrs community service. 5 yr probation after release from prison.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 8.5.95; Baltimore Sun 01.12.95; Baltimore Sun 01.14.95
Jan C.1968PAccusedDiocesanNamed as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Phone call to diocese in 5/93 from a man alleging sexual abuse by Olowin when he was young; possibly one or two other victims. Details vague. Retired to Sun City AZ in 10/16. Ministry restricted in 11/16 due to past allegation.Erie, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Olschaysken/OlschauskenLeo  ?PAccusedNorbertineFirst named publicly as accused on the Diocese of Gaylord's list 11/10/18. Noted to have been removed from the diocese and returned to his Order in 1974. Deceased. The Official Catholic Directories show him as a priest of the Grand Rapids diocese, "On Duty Outside the Diocese" in 1974. The Directories consistently spell his name "Olschausken." He first appears in the 1963 Directory, as chaplain of Mercy Hospital in Cadillac, MI, Diocese of Grand Rapids.Gaylord, MISource:
Diocese of Gaylord Internal Memo 11.09.18; Diocese of Gaylord List 11.10.18; 9 and 10 News 11.14.18; Michigan Live 11.15.18
Edward Theodore1960PConvictedDiocesanAccused of sodomizing foster son starting at age 11. Found guilty by jury 12/18/02 of indecent liberties with a minor and innocent of sodomy charges; sentenced 1/30/03 to 3 years probation. New trial denied 3/13/03. Civil suit filed 12/22/03 in FL alleging abuse there. Conviction reversed 12/8/05 by MI Supreme Court: Olszewski "was deprived of an impartial jury." Prosecutor did not retry because sentence mostly served. Removed from MI and FL sex-offender registries. Ministry remains restricted.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detriot Status Report 10.09; Michigan Catholic 4.7.06; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8.19.04 (2nd); Associated Press 08.27.02; Detroit Free Press 08.28.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 12.19.02; Miami Herald 12.15.03; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.20.04; MI Supreme Court Order 12.08.05; Detroit Free Press 04.04.06; Detroit Free Press 04.05.06; WXYZ 04.06.06
Contardo Angelo1936PAccusedSociety of St. PaulAccording to a 4/18/13 newspaper report, a man stated in 2012 NJ SOL testimony that as a teenage boy he was repeatedly raped by Omarini, a Pauline Father, in the early to mid-1960s. The boy was a parishioner at St. Bernard's church in Plainfield NJ, in the Newark archdiocese, where Omarini said Mass in Italian on Sundays at least until 1977, traveling from the Society of St. Paul's abbey and seminary on Staten Island in the NY archdiocese. The priest was assigned to the order's facility on Staten Island for his entire career, except for a two-year stint at St. Paul's Monastery in Canfield OH in 1950-1952. In Omarini's early years as a priest, the Society of St. Paul had a connection with nearby St. Rita's church on Staten Island. The complainant states that there were other victims and that Omarini abused in Plainville and also on Staten Island at the Society's abbey there. Omarini died on 11/4/95.Newark, NJSource:
Westfield Leader 10.05.72; Echoes Sentinel 10.06.77; Social Security Death Index 11.04.95; Observer-Tribune 04.18.13; New Jersey Monthly 05.10.17
Detailed Bishop Accountability Assignment History
Emmanuel O.1983PChargedDiocesanOriginally from the Philippines. Came to San Diego in 1990. Charged in 1993 with 40 counts of abusing a 14-yr-old girl just after returning from Pope John Paul II's Mass in Denver 8/93. Mom told diocese and he confessed. Surrendered faculties 10/93 and fled to Philippines. Considered a fugitive from criminal charges. Civil suit also filed. Name appears on 3/07 San Diego list of priests with credible allegations. Still a fugitive in 2010. Personnel file released 10/10.San Diego, CASource:
San Diego Union Tribune 11.15.93; San Diego Union Tribule 11.16.93; San Diego Union Tribune 11.18.93; San Diego Union Tribune 11.21.93; Metropolitan News Enterprise 03.01.96; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12; Raw Story 12.07.15
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
OnderkoJohn M.1962PAccusedDiocesanRetired 2005. Removed 11/18 from public ministry due to allegations deemed credible of sexual misconduct about 55 years prior.Peoria, ILSource:
Journal Star 11.01.18; News Tribune 11.02.18
Basil Chukwuma  ?PChargedDiocesanOnyia was Nigerian priest working in diocese since 1999. Parish priest wrote to Diocese in 2000 about Onyia's behavior with women and asked that he be removed. Onyia received warning. Police learned 2/01 that Onyia had sexually assaulted a mentally challenged teenage girl. He disappeared during investigation and returned to Nigeria. Girl sued in 2001 and it settled 2003. Two other girls also filed suit in 2002.Brownsville, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 12.06.04 (part 2); Brownsville Herald 04.07.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; The Monitor 06.15.02; Brownsville Herald 06.30.02; The Monitor 07.11.02; Brownsville Herald 08.09.02; Brownsville Herald 09.06.02; The Monitor 12.07.02; The Monitor 01.28.03; The Monitor/Valley Morning Star 11.13.03; Dallas Morning News 12.06.04; Brownsville Herald (AP) 12.09.04; The Monitor 12.29.04; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12
The Monitor 10.4.12 (add'l article)
Bernard "Benno"1956PSuedDiocesan3 brothers sued Diocese of Spokane in 2003 alleging they were abused by Oosterman between 1968 and 1975. Oosterman also subject of previous lawsuit by two victims which was settled by the diocese in 1993. Most of his career spent in Seattle but in 1978 he was released to Archdiocese of Anchorage. Resigned from ministry in 1980, married and moved to Texas. Allegations surfaced in Anchorage in 2004.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 5.5.07; Spokesman Review 10.24.02; Spokesman Review 10.24.02; Spokesman Review 05.16.03; News Tribune (AP) 05.20.03; Anchorage Daily News 02.14.04; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09
Spokesman Review 10.24.02; Inland Register 11.14.02
Kenneth M.1969PSuedCrosier Fathers and BrothersFaculty member, registrar, vice-rector, counselor and facilities director at Crosier Seminary in Onamia MN 1969-86. In Minneapolis 1986-94 as provincial treasurer. Superior of Anoka MN Crosier Community 1993-2000. Founder of Central MN Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Program in Andover MN, involved 1978-2008. Died 4/6/11. The Crosiers released a statement 5/4/16 that Opat was accused in a lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a minor. As of 6/7/17 Opat's name was not included on Crosiers' list of credibly accused clerics, published 1/27/17.St. Cloud, MNSource:
St Cloud Times 04.08.11; Crosiers Statement 05.04.16; Crosier List of Credibly Accused 01.27.17
St Cloud Times 04.08.11
Donald J.1961PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2003 of 'improper sexual advances' in late 1970s with male teen allegedly supplied by Rev. Jupin. Suit 5/7/03 accused Jupin of intimidating complainant and 8/25/03 suit accused diocese of slandering him. DA investigated intimidation at bishop's request. Suits dismissed 1/30/04 without deciding validity of charges. Review board found in 2004 no 'reasonable grounds' for 2003 allegation, without interviewing complainant. Ophals reinstated. Placed on admin leave 3/11. Reinstated 11/11.Albany, NYSource:
Daily Gazette 05.08.03; Times Union 05.08.03; Times Union 05.09.03; Troy Record 05.10.03; Times Union 05.11.03; Times Union 06.25.03; Times Union 08.26.03; Times Union 11.26.03; Times Union 01.06.04; Times Union 01.31.04; Times Union 03.08.04; Evangelist 03.11.04; Albany Record 03.18.04; Times Union 06.15.04; Evangelist 06.17.04; Albany Times Union 03.19.11; Albany Times Union 03.21.11; WTEN 03.21.11; Albany Times Union 03.25.11; Albany Times Union 08.13.11; WNYT 11.22.11; New York Daily News 03.04.16
Orellana MendozaSamuel1968PSuedDiocesanOrdained in El Salvador. Working in LA 1981; incardinated 1987. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of one girl in 1987. Named in archdiocesan report. Archdiocese investigated and found no grounds to remove. At least one claim included in 12/06 $60 mil settlement re 22 priests which covers all of the cases involving molestations that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2; LA Times 2.7.04; LA Times 12.02.06
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
OrisFabian G. 1942PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 2007. A woman told the diocese in 4/02 that Oris sexually abused her when he was assigned to St. Hedwig in Smock, PA she was ages 4 or 5 to age 12 when he was at St. Florian in United. She said Oris also abused her older sister when she was in third or fourth grade until fifth grade. Oris was a close friend of the girls' parents. He would have each girl stay over in the rectory, sharing his bed. After the allegation in 2002, Oris was removed from public ministry. He said he had been "....asking god that they forgive me, asking all these girls to forgive me... ." In 2014 another woman came forward, alleging that when she was age 10 or 11 in 1977 or 1978, Oris kissed her on the mouth on about five occasions. She said she was a student at St. Mary's in Uniontown and that the abuse would occur when she was sent to the rectory by the school principal for discipline.Greensburg, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
OrlandoRichard J.1947PAccusedDiocesanOrlando's name was one of eight released 6/18 by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian of priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Retired 1993. Died 1/27/06.Rochester, NYSource:
Democrat and Chronicle 06.06.18; Rochester First 06.06.18
Vincent A.1974PAccusedJesuitAllegation in 4/02 that he had abused a young man (not a student) while he was assigned to Strake Jesuit Prep. in Houston. Taught there from 1979-2000 and had taught at Dallas Jesuit H.S. prior to that. Working at Jesuit High School in Tampa FL when accusation made. Immediately suspended. One instance at Strake reported in 1984 but police not informed.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 04.24.02; St Petersburg Times 04.24.02; Tampa Tribune 04.24.02; Houston Chronicle 05.07.02; Houston Chronicle 05.09.02
Assignments: Assignment Record
John Baptist "J.B."1965PSuedPassionistTook leave of absence in 1993 after family in Chicago alleged he abused their son in 1983. Evaluated and returned to duty. Removed from Louisville KY parish 12/02 after 4 men accused him of abusing them when they were youths in Chicago. Named by at least 6 in civil suits, one of which alleged he was removed from Chicago in 1988 after yet another allegation. In 2004 he was found working for the Order in Rome. Still there 2012.Chicago, ILSource:
SNAP Fact Sheet 6.9.10; Chicago Tribune 12.16.02; Louisville Courier-Journal 12.16.02; Louisville Courier-Journal 12.19.02; Cincinnati Enquirer (AP) 12.30.02; Chicago Tribune 02.27.03; Louisville Courier-Journal 02.27.03; Chicago Sun-Times 11.25.03; Chicago Tribune 11.25.03; ST. Louis Post-Dispatch 12.05.03; Dallas Morning News 09.12.04; SNAP Statement 03.11.13
BA.Org Assignment Record
Basil A1942PAccusedDiocesanFirst revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as 'removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.' Listed as having died in 1997; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. In addition to the two or more allegations indicated by Ormsby's inclusion on the diocesan list, he reportedly molested a boy age 12 during a pastoral visit in 1960 to the boy's home after the death of his father. He also allegedly touched and kissed an altar boy in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Ormsby was at St Teresa's in South Buffalo 1957-1987, after working in 10 parishes in his first 15 years as a priest. Retired 1987. Monsignor 1988/1989. Died 6/14/97.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; WGRZ 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18
Buffalo News Obituary 06.16.97; Detailed Assignment History
Gerald J.1962PSuedMarian FathersSuit filed against Ornowski and his Order in 5/09 alleged that he abused a young girl in the village of Stebbins at least 3 times between 1990-1994. Bishop removed him 6/09 after learning of the suit. Order recalled him for testing and evaluation. Hadworked at St. Mark's Univ. Parish & Catholic Center at the Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks since 1997. Ornowski denied the allegations. Suit dismissed by court 5/10 after plaintiff withdrew her claims.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Fairbanks News-Miner 8.3.10; Fairbanks News-Miner 8.4.10; Statement by Diocese of Fairbanks 8.3.10; News-Miner 06.10.09; News-Miner 06.11.09
Garrett 1983PIndictedJesuitAccused in 2003 of abuse of 1 youth at Georgetown Prep in 2002. Suspended in 2004. Investigation by Jesuits in 2006 found allegations "substantially true." Between 2006 and 2009 he was assigned to Baltimore Jesuit Maryland Provincial Curia per Catholic Directory. In 2009 2nd allegation made re abuse in 1989. Arrested 1/11 and charged with abuse of 2. Indicted 2/23/11. Pled guilty 9-12-11. Sentenced 11/10/11 to 5 yrs probation & registration as sex offender. Laicized 2008.Washington, DCSource:
Washington Times 04.19.06; Loyola Greyhound 04.25.06; Washington Post 04.28.06; The Examiner 04.13.07; WJZ (AP) 04.13.07; Washington Post 12.02.10; Statement by Georgetown Prep dated 01.26.11; Daily Caller 01.31.11; TDB 02.02.11; Washington Examiner 02.02.11; Washington Post 02.02.11; Kensington Patch 02.03.11; NBC Washington 02.03.11; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 02.03.11; Washington Post 02.03.11; Daily Caller 02.04.11; The Gazette 02.23.11; The Gazette 09.13.11; The Gazette 11.10.11; Washington Post 11.11.11
Assignments: Assignment Record
Joseph1964PSuedDiocesanIn the 1994 RICO pleading filed by Steve Rubino, Orsini is accused of having engaged in repeated criminal sexual contact with a minor boy on several occasions beginning in 1967. All RICO claims were settled 3/03.Camden, NJSource:
Courier-Post 04.14.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03
Orso-ManzonettaAldo Carlo1950PSettledDiocesanIn 2000 civil suit(s), Orso-Manzonetta was accused of abusing 4 altar boys between 1958 and 1974. Suit(s) settled in 2001 for undisclosed sums. Orso-Manzonetta died in 1996. At least six other victims have come forward but did not join the suit. Archdiocese has paid more than $1.6M since 1997 to settle 7 claims. 1994 psychological evaluation released 11/25/08.Portland, ORSource:
NY Times 5.5.10; The Oregonian 6.06.07 (Documents); Oregonian 08.08.00; Associated Press 07.27.01; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.07.07; Register-Guard 06.08.07; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08
Norbert F1965PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from ministry 2003. Admitted to a reporter in 2/18 to having sexually abused "probably dozens" of adolescent boys in the late 1970s-early 1980s. A man alleged publicly that Orsolits had abused him during a ski trip in 1979 or 1980 when he was age 13 or 14 and Orsolits was his parish priest at St. John Vianney in Orchard Park. He said the priest plied him with marijuana and alcohol. Orsoiits said he was sent to Canada for treatment in the 1980s by Bishop Head, then reassigned, including as a teacher at Walsh High School in Olean. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.Buffalo, NYSource:
The Buffalo News 02.27.18; Buffalo News 02.28.18; Buffalo News 02.28.18; The Buffalo News 02.28.18; WGRZ 02.28.18; Buffalo News 03.01.18; Buffalo News 03.01.18; Buffalo News 03.01.18; Buffalo News 03.02.18; Buffalo News 03.02.18; Church Militant 03.02.18; Olean Times Herald 03.02.18; Olean Times Herald 03.02.18; Buffalo News 03.03.18; Buffalo News 03.04.18; Buffalo News 03.04.18; Spectrum News 03.04.18; WBFO 03.04.18; WKBW 03.04.18; WKBW 03.05.18; National Catholic Reporter 03.09.18; Buffalo News 03.11.18; NIagara Gazette 03.13.18; WIVB 03.13.18; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Olean Times Herald 03.21.18; Buffalo News 03.24.18; Buffalo News 03.28.18; Buffalo News 05.27.18; National Catholic Reporter 07.16.18; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.26.18; Columbia Journalism Review 09.17.18
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
OrteneauEugene F.1982PSuedJesuitAccused of abuse of one 16 yr old youth in 1992 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Storrs in civil suit filed 2005. Suit settled in 5/07 for $1.2M. Diocese to pay 1/4 and order to pay remainder. Plaintiff's sister had notified Diocese in 2003 of abuse of two other youths but did not mention her brother. Orteneau left the church in 1994. Dismissed from the Order in 2003. Died April 8, 2009 in Huntersville, NC.Norwich, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 06.13.94; The Day 05.03.07; Journal Inquirer 05.11.07; The Day 05.13.07; Tributes 04.08.09
Assignments: Assignment Record
Xavier1977PConvictedDiocesanIndicted in 1993 for abusing three altar boys over a 2 yr period. Convicted in 1994 and sentenced to three 20 yr jail sentences (to run concurrently). Total of ten civil suits were filed, four in 1993 and six in 1994. One victim committed suicide. Settlement for $4M with seven victims 6/98. 1974 report from Mexican college to Archdiocese warned that he suffered from "marked sexual conflict" paranoia and delusions. Should never have been ordained.San Antonio, TXSource:
San Antonio Express News 6.5.98; Times Picayune 08.18.94; San Antonio Express News 01.24.95; San Antonio Express News 07.26.97; Dallas Morning News 06.12.98; San Antonio Express News 06.13.98; San Antonio Express News 06.16.98; San Antonio Express News 04.06.02; San Antonio Express News 04.28.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; San Antonio Express News 02.28.04
Clauden/aBAccusedJesuitWorked at Jesuit High in New Orleans in the 1970s. Accused in 2007 lawsuit of repeated molestation of a Jesuit High student 1974-77, beginning when the boy was age 14. Settled. Accused repeatedly of abuse while assigned to Jesuit High School in Dallas; removed 1994. Moved in 1995 to Mobile, AL. In 2000 moved to Baltimore's Loyola College campus, where he was in charge of managing the Jesuits' residence hall until 2007. In 9/18 may be living in at a Jesuit residence in Baltimore.New Orleans, LASource:
AP 04.24.02; Dallas Morning News 04.24.02; Dallas Morning News 05.04.02; Dallas Morning News 08.08.02; The Examiner 04.13.07; WJZ (AP) 04.13.07; The Advocate 09.20.18; The Advocate 09.20.18; WVUE 11.20.18
Robert R.1966PSuedMarianistAccused of abuse and sued 2006 by 1 man. 2nd complainant also came forward. President of St. John Vianney high school when suit filed. School asked him to leave 8/06 because the lawsuit would distract from his job. In 10/06 Prosecutor found no evidence to support criminal charges. Civil suit settled with Order 6/07 but he did not admit guilt. As of 2/08, he claimed to be chaplain for Kirkwood Police Dept. Still saying Mass 11.08. Faculties removed 5/09 by St. Louis after news of previous investigation. Died 04/27/14 in California care facility.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post Dispatch 02.21.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.24.06; The Times (St Louis) 02.24.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.26.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.01.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.28.06; Kansas City Star 10.11.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 10.11.06; News Leader (AP) 06.27.07; Webster-Kirkwood Times 06.29.07; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.01.07; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.02.07; Webster-Kirkwood Times 08.03.07; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.20.08; Voice from the Desert 08.17.08; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.12.08; South County Times 11.15.08; Suburban Journals 11.18.08; Central News Magazine 12.15.08; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.10.09; KSDK 05.11.09; SNAP Statement 02.07.12; SNAP Statement 04.09.14; Belleville News-Democrat (AP) 04.28.14; SNAP Statement re his Death 04.28.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 04.28.14; Tribune-Review 09.06.14
OserDonald J.1953PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 10/29/18. Assignments included parishes in Geneva, Austintown, Struthers, Boardman, Hubbard, Alliance, Youngstown, Columbiana, Warren, Canton and North Canton. Died 10/23/12.Youngstown, OHSource:
Paquelet Funeral Home Obit 10.23.12; WYTV 10.29.18
OsgoodDonald Matthew1955PSettledDiocesanOsgood accused of abuse of teenage boys in at least 4 lawsuits in 2002. Two plaintiffs among 16 plaintiffs in civil suits against Diocese which settled in 2002. Allegations against Osgood began to surface within months of his ordination. Transferred several times because of behavior. Sent for treatment to NM. Left active ministry in 1968.Last listed in 1975 OCD. Current whereabouts unknown. Part of NH AG's investigation w/ numerous docs from personnel file in 2003 and 2009. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Manchester, NHSource:
2005 List of Abusive Priests within Manchester Diocese; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 07.20.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 12.20.02; Documents from NH Atty General Report 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Renew America 08.27.06; NH AG Audit Report 03.07.09; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
NH AG Audit Records 3.26.09; Assignment Record
Peter J.1969PConvictedDiocesanArrested in 1997 and pleaded guilty in 1998 to sexual assult of boy for 7 years, beginning when boy was 6. Sentenced to 10 years. Laicized in 2003. Paterson diocese paid one individual to settle a suit against Bishop Rodimer for "failing to notice orput a stop to the assaults" by Osinski who shared a vacation home with the Bishop for more than 20 years. May be living in Shenandoah, PA area 2009. On Sex Offender Register.Camden, NJSource:
Asbury Park Press 4.4.02; Star-Ledger 3.6.98; Star-Ledger 10.06.97; Star-Ledger 10.07.97; Star-Ledger 07.30.98; The Record 04.14.02; NY Times 04.16.02; The Record 04.18.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; New York Times 06.13.02; National Catholic Reporter 11.08.02; National Catholic Reporter 02.20.04; Philadelphila Inquirer 10.16.05
Ted1984PSuedDiocesanServed in Tucson 1976-1977 as Br. John before ordination. In 6/1/08, he said he was taking leave due to1/2/08 civil which alleged he had sexually abused a teenage boy 1988-1995. He denied allegations. 2 plaintiffs settled 3/09 for $1.3M. A Vietnam vet,he served as military policeman and civilian policeman before becoming a priest. Testified in 1999 & 2000 that he had reported abuse by R. Trupia to his superiors in 1976 and provided written statements from his students. Died in 2010. New suit 8/13. Suit settled 7/15/14 for $3.5M.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Arizona Daily Star 02.17.02; Lake County News 06.03.08; Press Democrat 06.04.08; Press Democrat 06.04.08; Lake County News 06.06.08; Record-Bee 06.06.08; Lake County News 06.19.08; Seattle Times 03.17.09; Lake County News 03.19.09; Press Democrat 03.19.09; Lake County News 07.07.10; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 08.05.11; Digital Journal 08.21.13; San Francisco Chronicle 08.21.13; Lake Country News 08.22.13; Press Democrat 08.22.13; Insurance News Net 07.16.14; Insurance News Net 07.16.14; Catholic World Report 07.17.14
Cornelius T. (Neil)1949PAccusedDiocesanAccused publicly in 8/18 of the sexual abuse of a 10 or 11-year-old boy in the summer of 1977 or '78 when the boy attended St. Joan of Arc summer camp in Jackson Heights.The abuse reportedly included ordering the boy to strip and photographing him naked, and forced oral copulation. Otero was arrested in 1979 for selling child porn; he avoided jail by helping the NYPD as an informant. Transferred to Hartford CT 1988 where he worked at St. Francis Hospital until 1995. Died 1998. Otero's accuser refused $200k the diocese offered in 6/18 via its compensation program for victims of clergy sex abuse. Lawsuit filed 10/18 on behalf of accuser against the 8 NY dioceses.Brooklyn, NYSource:
New York Post 08.25.18; The Tablet 10.31.18
Lionel P.1957PAccusedDiocesanOuellette (sometimes spelled Ouelette) had a reputation for "seducing young ladies" per 1972 letter to his superiors. Also 1994 complaint that he had improperly touched young girls while an assistant priest in early 1960s. He denied allegations and received a psychological assessment. Cardinal Law said that he would be allowed to continue in ministry "with your pastor being aware of the concerns that have been raised." He retired 12/96 and died 9/00. Listed on 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Associated Press 2.6.03; Boston Globe 2.7.03; Lowell Sun 02.18.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Obituary
OuelletteRosario E.< 1930sPAccusedDiocesanDiocese reported in 2004 that Ouellette had recently been accused of abuse of one youth in early 1930s at Sacred Heart in Portland and at Camp Gregory. Died in 1969.Portland, MESource:
Maine AG Document Production 7.8.05 PDF page 4-5
Robert A.1980PConvictedDiocesanArrested 5/21/14 and charged with possession of six images of a sexual performance by a child (child porn). Diocese had reported allegations to DA's office "a few months ago." He retired in 2012 and was living at a home for retired priests. He was not in active ministry after leaving for unrelated personal reasons. Diocese denies any previous allegations against him. IPled guilty to all six charges in 8/14 in a plea agreement. Received 10 yrs.' probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. Accused in 6/17 suit of abusing a boy decades previously, when Ours was a deacon.Syracuse, NYSource:
Binghamton Homepage 05.21.14; NYC Central 05.21.14; Post-Standard 05.21.14; SNAP Statement 05.21.14; WBNG Channel 12 05.21.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; Syracuse com 06.11.14; Post-Standard 07.08.14; SNAP Statement 07.08.14; Post-Standard 08.12.14; SNAP Statement 08.26.14; Syracuse com 08.26.14; WICZ 08.26.14; CNY Central 11.05.14; Post-Standard 11.05.14; Press & Sun-Bulletin 11.06.14; Syracuse com 06.02.17; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18
John1960PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for Diocese of Bismarck. Worked there 1960-1999. Worked in Arch. of St Paul near Forest Lake from 1999-2000 even after facilities removed by Bismarck in 2002. Matter referred to Cong. for Doctrine in Rome and he was ordered to lead a life of prayer and penance. Owens' name was one of 4 new names released for the first time by Archdiocese of St Paul on 10/23/14 list of 17 names accused of sexual abuse. Abuse is believed to have occurred in Bismarck Diocese. Archdiocese removed his privileges there in 2005. Currently Lives in Forest Lake, MN. Archdiocese says it is not aware of any substantiated claim in the Archdiocese but this contradicts Anderson statement.Bismarck, NDSource:
Anderson & Assoc Press Release 10.23.14; Archdiocese of St Paul Statement 10.23.14; Bismarck Tribune 10.23.14; Minnesota Public Radio News 10.23.14; MN SNAP Statement 10.23.14; ND--SNAP Statement 10.23.14; Pioneer Press 10.23.14; SafeCatholicSMP 10.23.14; Star Tribune 10.23.14
Assignments: Assignment Record
OwensJoseph1965PSettledDiocesanNewly identified in Archdiocesan Report 3/20/06 as a priest with a substantiated allegation. Resigned 4/70; laicized 4/71. Accused of abuse at St. Philomena in 1969. At least 1 claim included in 8/08 $12.7M settlement involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun Times 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 08.12.08; WBBM 08.12.08; Chicago Tribune 08.13.08; Jeff Anderson & Associates News Release 08.14.08; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 01.14.10; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 10.08.13
J. (James) Robert1974PChargedDiocesanOwens-Howard, a former Bishop England High School teacher and retired priest, was arrested and convicted of fondling 8 yr old boy in a pool. Convicted 2/93. Apparently sentenced to 5 yrs prison. Released 4/98. Owens-Howard was absent on sick leave per1993 & 1998 Catholic Directories and not in 2002 directory. Registered sex offender in SC as of 6/10. Conviction information found on that website.Charleston, SCSource:
Post & Courier (SC) 04.28.02
Felix C.1992PArrestedA.J. (Apostles of Jesus)Native of Nairobi, Kenya. Arrested 7/8/10 in Fairfax, VA; charged with inappropriate touching of an 11 yr old girl. Diocese removed his faculties 7/9/10 and told Order. He had been serving as assoc. pastor at a church in Weirton. Had also taught at Wheeling Jesuit Univ. for the last two years. Previously worked in NH and Reading, PA. Pled guilty 9/29/10. Sentenced 2/19/11 to 5 yrs prison with all but 9 mo suspended. Has already served 7 1/2 mo awaiting trialWheeling-Charleston, WVSource:
Pittsburgh Post Gazette 9.3.10; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 9.3.10; Statement by Wheeling Jesuit University 07.12.10; Statement by Wheeling-Charleston Diocese 07.12.10; WTOV 07.12.10; 07.13.10; State Journal 07.13.10; Wheeling News-Register 07.13.10; WTOV 07.13.10; Herald-Star 07.16.10; Fairfax Times 07.20.10; New Hampshire Union Leader 08.31.10; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 09.29.10; WTOV 09.29.10; Wheeling News-Register 09.30.10
WTOV 2.18.11 (add'l article); WTOV 2.18.11 (add'l article); Assignment Record
Thaddeus1956PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly by the archdiocese as accused in 11/18. Three years prior and again in 2018 a man reported sexual abuse as a minor by Ozog. The archdiocesan review board deemed the allegation credible in 2018. Ozog, a monsignor, was assigned to parishes in Detroit, Birmingham, Waterford Township, Wayne, Flat Rock and Hamtramck. From 1959 to 1975 he was a teacher, registrar, dean and rector at Sacred Heart Seminary. He died in 1994.Detroit, MISource:
Click Detroit 11.11.18; Detroit News 11.11.18

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