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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
RabideauJohn Steven1990PConvictedOblates OMVAccused of abuse.Detroit, MISource:
BadCopNews (Michigan) 2006; Pioneer Press (AP) 02.09.06; Detroit Free Press (AP) 02.10.06; Detroit News (AP) 02.18.06; The Telegraph (AP) 02.18.06; Belleville News Democrat 02.19.06; Telegraph (AP) 02.20.06; ABC 12 Bay City Michigan 03.01.06; Detroit News (AP) 03.04.06; ABC 12 10.23.06; Bellville News Democrat 10.25.06; WOOD 10.25.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 10.26.06; Obituary 05.31.14
RacineLeo1979PAccusedDiocesanLaicized. Name included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; KIRO 01.15.16; KUOW 01.15.16; The Chronicle 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; Mercer Island Reporter 01.28.16
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
Radetski
Paul J.1982PAccusedDiocesanRemoved and placed on administrative leave 10/10 after "credible" allegation that he abused a minor "many years ago" in an unspecified part of the Diocese. Radetski denied the allegation. He was working at St. John's, St. Mary's and St. Patrick's parishes in Menasha when removed. Had previously worked in Green Bay, Peshtigo, Little Chute and Phlox. Determined in 9/17 by a Vatican tribunal to be "not guilty." He was granted senior priest status by the diocese, restrictions were lifted, and was to "serve the diocese in a limited capacity."Green Bay, WISource:
Green Bay Post-Crescent 10.30.10; Chicago Tribune 10.31.10; Green Bay Post-Crescent 10.31.10; WBAY 10.31.10; Press-Gazette 11.01.10; Press-Gazette 11.03.10; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 09.23.17; Fox 11 09.24.17
RaeihleDennis BAccusedFranciscan Friars of the AtonementOne of three living religious included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual.Boston, MASource:
Associated Press 01.19.11; BA.Org List of Boston Priests Not Previously Identified 01.19.11; Boston Channel 01.19.11; Herald News 01.19.11; Metrowest Daily News 01.19.11
RaimondoMichael  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 11/5/18. Deceased (Italy).New York, NYSource:
Diocese of Buffalo Updated List 11.05.18
RainforthThomas G1973PSuedDiocesanIn 7/02 man accused him of molestation in 1975 and he was placed on leave. Returned to duty 8/02 when Diocese said he was drunk and act was inappropriate but did not meet definition of abuse. Sued 2004 by another man. Claim included in 02/05 $5M settlement with 27 plaintiffs, most of whom were abused by Hanley.Paterson, NJSource:
Observer Tribune 9.1.04; The Record 07.14.02; Star-Ledger 07.15.02; Star-Ledger 11.15.02; Newsday 01.12.04; Daily Record (NJ) 01.13.04; NY Times 01.13.04; Herald News 11.04.04; Star-Ledger 02.10.05; Herald News 02.16.05; The Record 02.16.05; Website: Catholic Scouters & Sexual Abuse, 11.30.07
RaleighEdmund PSuedDiocesanPer 2002 articles, Raleigh (also known as "Friar Raleigh") is accused of abusing one youth in 1956 at St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. In May 2002 suit, the plaintiff says that Raleigh and Martin Doherty abused him and also forced him to watch as they engaged in group sex with other minors. Died 1979.Portland, ORSource:
Statesman Journal 5.2.02; Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; Statesman Journal 05.13.02
Raleigh
Michael J.1936PAccusedDiocesanBelieve this is same individual as "Friar" Raleigh or "Edmund Raleigh" accused in 2002, based on assignments and date of death. Four men have accused Raleigh of forcing them to engage in various sexual acts when they were children or young teens in the 1950s. Raleigh served at St. Augustine in Lincoln City and St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. He died in 1979.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 6.6.07 (Documents); Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ramaekers
Timothy1982PSuedDiocesanIn 10/10, church bulletin noted that one man had recently made allegations of abuse against Ramaekers when he was assigned as parochial vicar at St. Justin Martyr Church in 1986. Ramaekers had served as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Placentia, since1997. Diocese never placed him on leave. Review board found no credible evidence to support the allegation. Same accuser filed 2009 suit alleging abuse by 3 former priests and lay employee. Ramaekers given new parish 5/12. He has denied allegations.Orange, CASource:
The Patch 7.9.12; San Antonio Catholic Church Bulletin 10.03.10; SNAP Statement 12.21.10; The Patch 05.12.12; Orange County Weekly 07.11.12; Worthy Adversary 07.11.12
RamirezAaron DSuedDiocesan35 yr old Deacon accused in 1999 of inviting a 17 yr old boy to spend the evening with him at a church trailer home. He gave the youth alcohol and the youth passed out on porch. Woke up nude on bed with the nude deacon lying beside him. Fled to Mexico before diocese could investigate. Laicized in 2000. Later became an Episcopal priest in Mexico. Dismissed after publicity. Civil suit filed 7/11. Suit still open 1/13. Federal trial underway 3/14. Judge finally ruled 6/12/14 that the diocese was not responsible for the abuse by Ramirez because neither diocese nor parish had any knowledge of any prior misbehavior, or any prior inappropriate sexual behavior by Ramirez, nor any reason to know that he posed a risk of such behavior. This decision was made despite the fact that no personnel file for the deacon could be located in diocesan files. It is unknown if the Plaintiff will appeal the decision.Yakima, WASource:
Statement by Bishop Savilla of Yakima 10.14.03; Columbia Basin Herald (WA) 11.22.03; Yakima Herald Republic 05.04.06; Yakima Herald Republic 01.07.07; Yakima Herald Republic 01.07.07; Yakima Herald Republic 04.13.07; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.02.08; KNDO/KNDU 06.10.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 07.04.10; Statement by SNAP & Yakima Herald-Republic 07.13.11; KAPP TV 07.14.11; KIMA TV 07.14.11; Seattle Times 07.14.11; Yakima Herald-Republic 10.21.11; Wenatchee World 02.16.13; Catholic Culture 08.22.13; KOMO News 03.09.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.09.14; KIMA 03.10.14; SNAP Statement 03.10.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.11.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.12.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.12.14; KIMA 03.13.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.13.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.14.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.19.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.19.14; KIMA 03.20.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.21.14; KIMA 04.22.14; SNAP Statement 04.22.14; Yakima Herald 04.22.14; KIMA 06.12.14; National Catholic Reporter 06.13.14; Yakima Herald Republic 06.13.14; National Catholic Reporter 11.11.16
RamirezHilario PAccusedUnknownRamirez, a visiting priest from Mexico, spent several weeks at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Moses Lake in early 1970s. As of 12/12, he had been accused of abusing at least 4 boys between the ages of 7-14. Ramirez returned to Mexico shortly thereafter and is believed to have died in auto accident in early 1980s. Two of the accusers have been offered counseling. Two others are dead. Parishioners were only told 12/16/12 but authorities had know for months. Also spent time in San Antonio in 1970s.Yakima, WASource:
KAPP 12.17.12; SNAP Statement 12.17.12; Statement by Diocese of Yakima 12.17.12; Statement by Diocese of Yakima (Spanish) 12.17.12; Yakima Herald Republic 12.17.12; KSAT com 12.18.12; San Antonio Express News 12.18.12; Columbia Basin Herald 12.19.12; Yakima Herald Republic 01.15.13
Ramirez
Luis Eduardo2003PConvictedAugustinian RecollectsArrested 1/08 after he took a 17 yr old boy to a motel room to "counsel" him. His order bailed him out and in 6/08 he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and burglary; other misdemeanor charges were dismissed. Admitted inappropriately touching the youth. His lawyer said it was "bad judgment." Sentenced to 6 months in jail 8/08 and 3 yrs probation. Released from jail 3/09. All privileges removed.Orange, CASource:
Orange County Register 4.7.09; Orange County Register 08.19.08; KTLA 08.20.08; CBS 2 08.21.08; Las Vegas Sun (AP) 08.21.08; Sacramento Bee 08.21.08; Orange County Register 08.22.08; Orange County Weekly 09.22.08; Orange County Register 09.24.08
Ramon
Robert C.1982PSuedDiocesanAccused of sexual misconduct with a minor female in 1991. Parish personnel were notified immediately; the diocese investigated and determined there was no evidence. Per the girl's family's request, the diocese provided counseling. The family's contact with the counselor ceased within few months and the family threatened litigation in 2/92. Civil litigation filed 7/93. Ramon was removed from ministry and resigned from the priesthood in 2002. He died 8/13/14. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Jane v Fiorenza Harris Cty, TX # 93-41706; Houston Press 01.17.17; Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ramos
Eleuterio 1966PSettledDiocesanAdmitted to abuse of at least 25 boys. Los Angeles CA archdiocesan priest, later Diocese of Orange. In and out of treatment, kept in ministry. Placed on leave 1985. Sent to a Tijuana Mexico parish in 1985 and put in charge of a children's ministry. Removed 1991. Died 2004. Personnel file released 1/13. Wrongful death suit 3/17 vs Orange and L.A. dioceses by widow of alleged victim who committed suicide in 2015. Abuse said to have been at St. Joseph's in Placentia, 1975-78, and victim was altar boy who met Ramos at age 10.Los Angeles, CASource:
NY Times 02.06.13; Collection of Articles prior to 02.07.13; KCET 03.14.13; Orange County Weekly 03.15.13; Orange County Weekly 03.18.13; Patch 03.15.17; LA West 03.16.17; MyNewsLA 03.16.17; Orange County Register 03.16.17; Record-Bee 03.17.17; LAist 11.02.17; Church Militant 08.08.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ramos
Ponciano M.1985PConvictedSociety of the Divine Word (SVD)Native of Philippines. Pled guilty in 1993 to three misdemeanors in connection with strip-search of young boys in Indianapolis after they set off stink bombs in parish school. Sentenced to 18-month suspended sentence and 15 months probation. He was moved to Chicago and then to San Bernardino, CA diocese. Placed on leave 4/02. Again allowed to return to restricted duty with Order in 2003. Still priest in 2005.Indianapolis, INSource:
Chicago Tribune 06.12.92; Chicago Tribune 04.07.02; Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 04.08.02; San Bernardino Sun 04.08.02; Indianapolis Star 04.09.02; San Bernardino County Sun 04.09.02; NY Times 04.10.02; San Bernardino Sun 06.06.03; Inland Valley Daily Bulletin [CA] 06.07.03; Press Enterprise 06.07.03; Diocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18
RamsayJohn B. 1956PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 2/22/19. Allegations received sometime after his 1977 retirement. Died in 1994.Norwich, CTSource:
Diocese of Norwich List 02.22.19
RancourtHenry1957PSettledMaristAccused anonymously in 1992 of "kissing and molesting Haitian boys" in his Boston parish school in 1992. On 6/27/09 Archdiocesan website showed him to have active status with assignment at Marist House in Framington. In 4/12, attorney Mitch Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim involving Rancourt. Also worked in MI, NY and OH.Boston, MASource:
Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: 1992 letter alleging abuse; Holy Name of Jesus Parish Bulletin 09.11.05; St Barbara's Parish Sunday Bulletin 03.12.06; BishopAccountability 04.11.12; MetroWest Daily News 04.12.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RanftPaul J.1940PAccusedDiocesanOne woman filed suit 6/04 alleging abuse by Ranft and six other priests while she was a student at Immaculate Heart Academy from 1962-1965. Ranft is the main abuser listed in the petition and other priests are mostly identified only by last names. Ranft, who died in 2001 at age of 86, moved to Tucson from Kentucky in 1953 because of health problems, including severe asthma.Tucson, AZSource:
Arizona Daily Star 06.12.04
RangelSalvador1973PAccusedMissionaries of the Holy FamilyNamed publicly as accused by the Brownsville diocese on its list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry in 1977, returned to his order. Died 5/18/02.Brownsville, TXSource:
Diocese of Brownsville List 01.31.19
RankNorbert1930PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Multiple substantiated allegations of abuse against him occurring in about 1950. Sick leave 1932-33, hospital chaplain 1933-35. Several parish assignments, including St. Matthew's in Green Bay 1948-72. Died in 1983.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Rank 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Rank 01.17.19
Rapp
James F.1959PConvictedOblates St. Francis de SalesWorked in PA, UT, NY, IL, MI and OK. Teacher and wrestling coach. Accused of abuse of at least 2 MI boys in 1987. Removed, sent for counseling. Transferred to OK; abused several boys there. Convicted 1999 in OK; 40-year sentence. $5M settlement in OK civil suit. Accused in 2003 Utah civil suit by 2 brothers. Suit dismissed on statute of limitations. Dismissal upheld by UT Supreme Court 3/07. Charged 5/15 with 13 counts criminal sexual conduct re accusations of 1980s sexual abuse of boys at Lumen Christi High in Jackson MI. Six more counts added 6/26/15. Pled no contest in 2/16. Sentenced to up to 40 yrs 4/29/16. On Salt Lake diocese's list 12/4/18. Accused 11/00-02 of abuse of 4 minors 1969-75.Salt Lake City, UTSource:
Daily Oklahoman 05.12.99; Associated Press 10.26.99; Daily Oklahoman 05.10.02; Washington Post 05.21.02; Daily Oklahoman 05.22.02; Daily Oklahoman 06.04.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Daily Oklahoman 07.20.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade (Major Account) 12.01.02; Salt Lake Tribune 02.19.03; Salt Lake Tribune 08.20.03; Salt Lake Tribune 08.23.03; Daily Oklahoman 02.28.04; KLS TV 01.30.06; Deseret Morning News 02.02.06; Salt Lake Tribune 03.13.07; Salt Lake Tribune 04.02.07; Salt Lake Tribune 07.23.07; Cincinnati Ins Co V Oblates of St Francis De Sales, Inc in The Legal 09.20.10; Patrick Wall 09.10.13; The Legal Examiner 06.01.15; MLive 06.26.15; MLive 06.26.15; KRON 04.29.16; MLive 04.29.16; MLive 04.29.16; SNAP 04.29.16; WILX 04.29.16; WLNS 04.29.16; Naperville Sun 04.30.16; NDTV 04.30.16; New York Daily News 04.30.16; Crux 05.03.16; MLive 05.04.16; Click on Detroit 09.27.16; Associated Press 11.15.17; MLive 11.26.17; Buffalo News 06.20.18; Diocese of Salt Lake City List 12.04.18
Rappl
Joseph1978PAccusedDiocesanIn 4/18 a 48-year-old man stated publicly he was sexually abused at age 11 in 1981 by Rappl. He said it happened once, after confession at St. Peter's in Lewiston. After Lewiston, Rappl was assigned to parishes in West Seneca and Holley, before working into the late 1990s as a military chaplain in CA, NY, Washington DC and NC. He stayed in NC and was noted in 4/18 to be working as a "married Roman Catholic Priest," although he was no longer in "the clerical state." He was also a volunteer counselor at an overnight camp for children run by the Buffalo diocese. Rappl's accuser filed a complaint with the diocese 3/19/18.Buffalo, NYSource:
WBFO 04.04.18; WBEN 04.05.18; WKBW 04.05.18; WIVB 04.06.18; Buffalo News 01.27.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RarusBoleslaus/Bill1940PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. Retired 1987. Died 2005. Multiple allegations.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Diocese of Bridgeport List Updated 03.22.19
RatermannJerome B.1957PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abusing youths in 1960s while princicpal of a Catholic High School. First investigated in 1987. Suspended in 3/93 from position as pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church and then permanently barred from the ministry by review board. Denied all charges and appealed his case to Rome in 2002 when Bishop refused to reinstate him. On 1/24/09 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave / Retired." Suit filed 4/09 settled 3/12. On diocese's list 12/19/18.Belleville, ILSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.09.93; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.20.93; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.24.93; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.29.93; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.22.94; Belleville News-Democrat 07.14.02; Belleville News-Democrat 07.17.02; Belleville News-Democrat 10.22.02; Belleville News-Democrat 03.07.03; Belleville News-Democrat 04.24.07; Belleville News-Democrat 08.09.08; Belleville News-Democrat 08.21.08; News-Democrat 04.15.09; WJBD 04.16.09; KMOX 03.21.12; News Democrat 03.21.12; Diocese of Belleville List 12.19.18
Ratigan
Shawn Francis2004PConvictedDiocesanSchool principal complained of behavior 5/10. Not removed from St. Patrick until 12/10 after child porn found on laptop. Tried suicide. Police told of 1 picture but said not porn. Assigned to say mass for nuns. Reported to police 5/11. Arrested 5/19/11. Sued several times. Some civil suits settled, including 1 for $1.3M. Two more settled 2/14 for total of $1.8M. Pled guilty to Federal pornography charges in 2013. Sentenced to 50 yrs 9/11/13. Sentenced to 3 7-yr sentences 10/13 on state charges. Ratigan was laicized in 1/14. Federal Appeals Court upheld the 50 year sentence 07/24/14.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Articles and Documents prior to 08.30.12; Kanas City Star 09.01.12; Kansas City Star 09.01.12; Excerpt from Stipulation of Testimony with background documents 09.06.12; Fox 4 09.06.12; Kansas City Star 09.06.12; Stipulation of Testimony (re Bishop Finn Trial) 09.06.12; The Australian 09.06.12; NY Times 09.07.12; NY Times 09.10.12; Kansas City Star 11.02.12; Kansas City Star 03.27.13; Kansas City Star 05.14.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Huffington Post 05.15.13; Kansas City Star 05.15.13; SNAP Statement 05.15.13; SNAP Statement 05.15.13; Media Statement--Jeff Anderson & Assoc 05.16.13; Kansas City Star 05.21.13; San Francisco Chronicle 05.21.13; SNAP Statement 05.21.13; Worthy Adversary 09.01.13; Kansas City Star 09.08.13; Kansas City Star 09.12.13; KCUR 09.12.13; KSHB 09.12.13; McClatchy News 09.12.13; National Catholic Reporter 09.12.13; Pitch 09.12.13; Reuters 09.12.13; SNAP Statement 09.12.13; SNAP Statement 09.12.13; St Joe Channel 09.12.13; St Joseph News-Press 09.12.13; Statement of Bishop Finn 09.12.13; Washington Post 09.12.13; KCUR 09.13.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 09.16.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 10.01.13; Kansas City Star 10.02.13; WGEM 10.02.13; Kansas City Star 10.25.13; KCUR 10.25.13; SNAP Statement 10.25.13; Kansas City Star 11.02.13; Daily Journal 11.03.13; NY Times 02.14.14; Kansas City Star 02.15.14; Kansas City Star 02.21.14; Kansas City Star 02.21.14; Daily Journal 02.22.14; Frontline 02.26.14; NY Times 06.30.14; Kansas City Star 07.01.14; Kansas City Star 07.01.14; Kansas City Star 07.01.14; Kansas City Star 07.01.14; KCTV 07.01.14; National Catholic Reporter 07.01.14; Pitch 07.01.14; SNAP Statement 07.01.14; SNAP Statement 07.02.14; Catholic World Report 07.03.14; Kansas City Star 07.03.14; National Catholic Reporter 07.03.14; SNAP Statement 07.22.14; Kansas City Star 07.23.14; Kansas City Star 07.23.14; KCUR 07.23.14; Kansas City Star 07.24.14; SNAP Statement 07.24.14; Kansas City Star 08.14.14; SNAP Statement 08.14.14; Statement by Anderson & Assoc 08.14.14; The Republic 08.14.14; SNAP Media Release 08.15.14; Kansas City Star 08.19.14; NCR 08.21.14; NCR 09.29.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.05.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RauschEdward A.1954PAccusedDiocesanName appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says one alleged victim with claims beyond the SOL. Rausch left the priesthood in early 1970s and has denied ever having harmed anyone.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02; Herald News 09.27.02
Rausch (Bp)
James S.1956PAccusedDiocesanFormer Sec. General of the NCCB, Rausch was bishop of Phoenix Diocese from 1977 until his death in 1981. In 11/01 man gave a deposition in a case involving the Tucson Diocese and Msgr. Robert Trupia in which he stated that he was 17 when he began a sexual relationship with Rausch and over 18 when he was involved with Trupia. and William T. Byrne. Trupia attempted to blackmail Tucson Diocese in 1992 by saying that he would release info on Bishop Rausch and the young man.Phoenix, AZSource:
Letter from Rausch to Cardinal Medeiros re Paul Shanley 09.07.76; Washington Post 05.19.81; Boston Globe 08.20.02; Arizona Republic 08.22.02; Arizona Daily Star 08.24.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; A W Richard Sipe Keynote Address Linkup Conference 02.23.03; Arizona Republic 05.04.03; East Valley Tribune 03.17.07; BAorg list of US Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08; Examiner 04.14.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Raux
Redmond H.1982PSettledDiocesanAccused in 1993 of molesting a boy in 1987. Allegations against Raux and Rev. James L. Wilson Jr. were settled in 1995 for $200K but Raux later denied the charge. Cardinal Law assured the military he knew of no reason why Raux would be unsuitable to work with children in a 1996 letter recommending Raux for a USAF chaplaincy in WY. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, Review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. No restrictions on privileges. Appointed Archdiocese of Military Services, USA Dean for European Vicariate, per 8/17/12 announcement. "Very Reverend."Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Wyoming Tribune-Eagle 12.12.02; Florida Today 12.13.02; Rocky Mountain News 12.13.02; Orlando Sentinel 12.14.02; Florida Today 12.18.02; Florida Today 01.15.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Archdiocese of Military Services 08.17.12
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Ray
James M.1975PAccusedDiocesanIn 1991 Ray was one of approximately 20 priests removed by Cardinal Bernardin's review panel as result of allegations. In 1991 a man told archdiocese that he was sexually abused as a minor by Ray when Ray was assigned to St. Peter Damian parish 1984-1989. Removed from ministry in Office of Health and Hospital Affairs in 6/02. Permanently removed from active ministry 9/05. Resigned 3/09. Laicized 1/12 per archdiocesan list accessed 2/25/12. Claim 1/14 of abuse of boy in Wauconda 1989-91. Accusations of abuse of three others recieived 2013-09. Per documents released 11/14 he was accused of sexually attacking 2 boys, starting when they were ages 10 and 11, when assigned to St. Anastasia in Waukegan 1975-82. In 2008 was living with 8 other accused priests at Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 11.24.91; Chicago Tribune 06.20.02; Chicago Tribune 06.24.02; Chicago Daily Herald 06.25.02; Modern Healthcare 07.01.02; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Chicago Tribune 09.26.05; Chicago Daily Herald 09.27.05; Chicago Sun-Times 09.27.05; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; City of Angels 06.28.08; Chicago Archdiocese Report 01.14.10; Chicago Archdiocese Report accessed 02.25.12; Daily Herald 11.06.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Ray Personnel File
RaymondTerrence A.1966PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 11/10/18. Left the priesthood in 1985. Died in 1986.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
ReaJohn1945PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Richmond diocese on its list 5/22/19. Died in 2002. Allegation reported after Rea's death.Richmond, VASource:
News Channel 6 02.13.19
Reagan (Regan)
Joseph Franklin BSuedBrothers of the Holy Cross"Brother Joseph" is named as abuser of 1 in 2003 civil suit against Los Angeles Archdiocese. Abuse alleged to have occurred in 1965 when he was working at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth, CA. He died approx. 1989. Later identified as Joseph Reagan. Hejoined the order at age 18 and left in 1966 at age 22 to pursue a career in baseball. He never took final vows.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Errata Notice # 1; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; BishopAccountability posting of Personnel File 11.23.13
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Ream
Gerard J.1954PAccusedDiocesanPer the PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 1966 Ream "took special interest" in a female student at Bishop Carroll High School, where he taught religion. He counseled her and helped her get into college, including providing money. He visited her there and insisted she see him on visits home, during which time he engaged in sex with her. When she fell in love with a boy at school, he harassed her and she grew frightened. She reported Ream to the diocese in 2008. He died 4/18/08.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16
Assignments:
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16
ReardonEdward J.1931PSettledDiocesanDied in 1991. Accused in a civil suit filed 3/04 of abuse of a 15- to 16-year-old boy 1971-72. Claims against Reardon were included in the 10/05 $22 mil settlement between the archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 14 priests. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 11.01.05; NY Times 11.01.05; Journal Inquirer 11.21.05
Assignments:
Partial Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Reardon
John D.1973PAccusedDiocesanOne of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for allegations involving minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. John of the Cross Parish in Roslyn. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. On 5/4/12 Archdiocese found allegations substantiated and that he was unsuitable for ministry. Canonical process pending.Philadelphia, PASource:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; My Fox Philly 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12; Philly Burbs 05.04.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Reardon
Thomas M.1967PSuedDiocesanFirst suits filed 2004 by six alleged abuse by Reardon and two other priests at a lake home or at church. The priests allegedly would give the kids drugs and alcohol. Reardon left active ministry in 1989 and resigned from priesthood in 1989. Worked as substance abuse counselor. Suit against Reardon and one other priest settled in 4/07. Other claims settled 8/08 as part of $10M settlement involving twelve priests. Named in 2/11, 4/11 & 11/11 suits claiming abuse of boys. At least 24 accusers. Suit filed 7/18.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Link to articles prior to 09.01.11; Examiner 09.02.11; Fox 4 11.01.11; Fox 4 Statements from Diocese and SNAP 11.01.11; Kansas City Star 11.02.11; The Examiner 11.05.11; SNAP Statement 11.30.11; Kansas City Star 12.10.18; KMBZ TV 12.11.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ReasonHubert John1957PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002, "several individuals" came forward with credible accusations that they had been abused by Reason as minors. 12/02 article says that two brothers had come forward to allege abuse by Reason and Gerry Appleby, and an Episcopal priest and an Episcopal seminarian. Men said that in effect the 4 traded them around. They said that Reason would also give them and other altar boys money and alcohol and take them to Tampa for professional wrestling. Died 1984. 3 claims settled for $1.5M 7/05.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Orlando Sentinel 5.2.05; Orlando Sentinel 5.2.05; St. Petersburg Times 8.3.02; Tampa Tribune 8.3.02; St. Petersburg Times 12.01.02; Letter by Bishop Lynch 12.11.03; Newsday 07.12.05; Orlando Sentinel 07.12.05; Orlando Sentinel 09.13.05; Florida Times Union 09.27.05
Rebeiro
Anthony J.1956PAccusedDiocesanNative of Goa (off coast of India). Ordained at the Vatican. Served in Italy and Paris before coming to US in 1965. Incardinated in Boston 1977. Removed 8/02 from Quigley Memorial Hospital after Archdiocese received allegation of incident involving 12 or 13 year-old girl in early 1970s. Accused of molesting at least half a dozen teenage girls as well as boys and adult women. On leave as of 6/14 per Archdiocese. Died 2/15/17.Boston, MASource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Boston 08.10.02; Boston Herald 08.11.02; Boston Globe 08.12.02; Deposition of Cardinal Bernard Law 08.12.02; Documents from Personnel File as of 08.12.02; Patriot Ledger 08.12.02; Boston Globe 08.15.02; Boston Globe 12.20.02; Boston Herald 12.20.02; Patriot Ledger 12.20.02; Boston Globe 12.27.02; Pattern & Practice Brief 07.21.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Boston Globe 06.22.14; Wicked Local Wayland 02.24.17
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
RebelJohn W.1965PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Leave of Absence 5/73-8/74. In 2009 the diocese received a report from the parents of an alleged victim that Rebel molested their 10- to 12-year-old son in the 1970s. They said their son told them years later about the abuse. By 2009 he was deceased. The abuse allegedly happened in their son's bedroom after a mass in their home. Further, they said that Rebel would drive their son home after CCD, and that their son would sob and beg them not to make him go to CCD. Rebel denied the accusations. Rebel died 3/17/13.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
RebokusDonald J.< 1957PAccusedDiocesanIn 2003 man alleged that he was molested by Rebokus who was a former headmaster at Holy Name High School. Abuse would involve wrestling and showers and massages. Abuse also occurred at a parish after Rebokus left the school. Abuse stopped when the victim bested Rebokus in wrestling. No civil suit. Rebokus died in 1983.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram and Gazette 01.22.03; Telegram & Gazette 01.24.03; Telegram & Gazette 02.18.03
Rebol
Anthony1956PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 1998. Placed on leave 4/02 along with 9 other priests pending further review of their cases. Rebol had previously been evaluated and treated after allegation (made in 1992 re abuse in 1963) and then returned to work. Rebol spent two years (1968-1970) as chaplain at St. Anthony Home in Cleveland rather than at parish assignments as he did before and after this time period.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Sunnews.com 04.18.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RebovichJohn1967PSettledByzantineInitially a priest of the Order of St. Joseph (O.S.J.). First allegation in 1975 involved soliciting an altar boy for oral sex. Boy told officials of the Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Passaic in 1978 but nothing done. A few months later Rebovich transferred to Byzantine Catholic diocese of Parma. A 1990 civil suit (settled 1991) alleges Rebovich raped an altar boy in 1980 in Parma diocese. Suit also alleges church officials covered up the incident when notified in 1984. In 1992 three more plaintiffs filed suit. On leave beginning 1990. On Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18, accused of sex abuse of a child. Worked in the diocese early 1970s. Deceased. Added to Scranton diocese's list 12/18.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 07.18.90; UPI 07.19.90; Akron Beacon Journal 06.20.02; Plain Dealer 06.20.02; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; Citizens Voice 12.23.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Receconi
Edward1979PAccusedBenedictinePlaced on administrative leave by superior at St. Martin's abbey 3/11 after recent allegation he had abused a minor between 1984-1986 at Sacred Heart Parish in Lacey. Most recently, he had been serving as a supply priest for the archdiocese. Spokesman for archdiocese said this was first and only accusation against Receconi.Seattle, WASource:
KOMONews.com 03.14.11; Seattle Times 03.14.11; The Olympian 03.14.11; News Tribune 03.15.11; News Tribune 03.16.11
Redmond
Donald1957PAccusedOrder of St. Benedict (OSB)Placed on leave 2/02 after allegations that he abused at least one child in Iowa in 1960s. At least three more victims from a parish in the Kansas City KS archdiocese came forward after his suspension. Complaints involved inapropriate touching of elementary school children between 1961-1964. Sent to live at St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison after allegations were made.Davenport, IASource:
A Critique of the 4.25.04 Franklin Report; Assignments of Accused Davenport Priests; Benedictine Priests in the Davenport Diocese 1960-65; Sample Page from 1960 Official Catholic Directory; Topeka Capital-Journal 04.25.02; Associated Press 04.28.02; The Hawk Eye 04.29.02; Associated Press 05.02.02; Kansas City Star 05.03.02; Topeka Capital-Journal 05.03.02; Diocese of Davenport Creditors' Committee Website 08.27.07; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Lawrence Journal-World 06.24.10
Assignments:
BA.org Concise Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record; Catholic Messenger 7.17.08
Redmond
Lawrence "Larry" P.1964PSettledDiocesanIn 8/95 Diocese settled with at least six men who claimed abuse by Redmond when they were youngsters. After accusations became public in 12/94, Redmond placed on leave and later retired. In 8/95, another man's suit dismissed because of statute of limitations. Other victims are expected to file. Redmond served as one of Orlando's vicars general as well as a pastor for 4 yrs before the accusations. Died 2/06. New suit filed by 1 man 10/11.Orlando, FLSource:
San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Orlando Sentinel 05.18.95; Orlando Sentinel 08.25.95; Orlando Sentinel 08.29.95; Orlando Sentinel 09.17.95; Palm Beach Post 06.10.98; Lakeland Ledger 04.02.02; St. Augustine Record 02.18.06; Orlando Sentinel 10.21.11
RedmondSean1990PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/2/19. Removed from public ministry in 2009. Laicized 2010.Lincoln, NESource:
Diocese of Lincoln List 04.02.19
Reed
John T.1949PAccusedDiocesanAt least 1 claim against Reed is included in March 2008 $4.7 mil settlement with Debuque diocese re claims against 9 priests. Abuse occurred at St. Mary Parish in Dubuque in 1963-64. Reed died 4/16/76..At least one more included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.Dubuque, IASource:
Globe Gazette 04.10.08; KCRG 04.10.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
ReginaSister NAccusedSchool Sister of St. Francis (SSSF) of St. Joseph Convent. Named publicly as accused by the Great Falls-Billings diocese on its list 8/21/18.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18
ReginaSister NSuedPallatine SistersTwo men filed civil suit in 2005 alleging abuse by nuns at Sacred Heart Orphanage in NJ in early 1940s. 1 man said he was abused by Sister Regina. Regina and most of other nuns who served at the orphanage are dead. In 1990 both Plaintiffs were in 80s..In 2009, Court denied a motion by Order to on limitations, ruing that the lawsuit could proceed.Newark, NJSource:
Star Ledger 10.03.09
RegisBrother BSuedBrothers of the Sacred HeartMan filed civil suit 3/11 alleging that Br. Regis, also known as Raymond Richard, sexually abused him for several months when he was a 7th grader at Sacred Heart Boarding School in Sharon, MA in the 1950s. Accuser told a priest during confession at the school and was then confronted by the priest, Regis, and the school director. When he returned from Easter break, Regis was gone. Suit announced 11/11. School has been closed for many years. Regis is deceased.Boston, MASource:
First Amended Petition in [Redacted] v Brother Regis, Cause No CV2011-00492; ABC 6 11.22.11; Boston Channel 11.22.11; Lebanon Daily News 11.22.11; Clerk's Notice in [Redacted] v Brother Regis, Cause No CV2011-00492 09.11.12
ReidFrancis1948PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/19/19. It notes he left ministry in the 1970s and died in 1993. In 2014 the diocese received a report of abuse by Reid in 1963-65 in Leland.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
ReidFrancis R. (Frank)1964PnoneDiocesanOn 1/24/14, the Crookston diocese released a list of accused persons, including Reid, who previously was not publicly known to be accused. The diocese provided no information about the allegations against him. He was trained at Mount St Bernard Seminary in Dubuque IA and St Procopius Seminary in Lisle IL. Reid was ordained in Omaha but worked in the Crookston diocese his entire career as a parish priest. He was reportedly removed from ministry on 7/1/92 but is subsequently listed in the Official Catholic Directory as in residence at St Michael's in Mahnomen 1992-1997, after which he is listed as living in Park Rapids. After the USCCB's Dallas meeting, he was dropped from the Directory in 2003, only to reappear with his death on 11/15/07.Crookston, MNSource:
Obituary 04.15.07; Crookston List 01.24.14; Grand Forks Herald 01.24.14; Star Tribune 01.27.14; Crookston Times 03.09.16
Assignments:
MPR 01.26.14
ReidKevin1958PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/19/19. Left ministry in 1976. Deceased. Report to diocese in 2002 of abuse 1961-66 in Bay St. Louis.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
ReidyRobert E.1962PSuedDiocesanAfter two brothers came forward in 2002, Reidy admitted abusing them in 1960s when they were children. They claimed Reidy had taken advantage of them while their father was dying. After their father died, Reidy would take them on extended trips and sexually abuse them. Reidy was "removed from the ministry" and "retired" as of 4/02 and sent for counseling. Civil suit filed 2002. Trial set for 3/04. On diocese's list 10/29/18.Youngstown, OHSource:
Associated Press 05.24.02; Associated Press 05.30.02; Akron Beacon Journal 06.18.02; Associated Press 10.08.03; WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18
ReifRobert J.1967PSettledDiocesanIn 1986, 2002 and 2005 Diocese received reports of abuse. Accused of abusing two brothers 1975-86. Sent to treatment 1986-87. He denied claims but wrote apologetic letter to boys' parents in 1988. Left priesthood in 1989. Suit filed in 1995. Dismissed on SOL. Appealed to KS Supreme Court which reversed 7/96 and sent back down for trial. Case settled in mid-1990s. Laicized in 2006. On diocese's list 3/29/19.Salina, KSSource:
Hutchinson News 02.27.04; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10; Diocese of Salina List 03.29.19
ReilleyBernard R.1954PSuedDiocesanWoman filed suit 12/04 alleging that Reilley had sexually assaulted her for several years between the ages of 2 and 8 in 1950s. Died 1990. Case was still pending 2/15/06.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 12.30.04; Telegram & Gazette 02.15.06
Reilly
David F.1975PClearedDiocesanPlaced on administrative leave 8/06 after man made allegations that Reilly had improper contact with him in 1970s when he was 13 or 14 yrs old. Reilly admits contact but says it was not what it was alleged to be. On 02/21/14 the Archdiocese announced that a 3-priest Tribunal had cleared Reilly of the charges (confirmed by the Vatican) and restored him to active ministry. Status changed to Retired.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 08.19.06; Dayton Daily News 08.19.06; Hamilton Journal News 08.19.06; Middeltown Journal 08.20.06; Statement by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati 02.21.14; WDTN 02.21.14; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.22.14
Assignments:
Cincinnati Post 8.19.06; BA.org Assignment Record
ReillyJames1944PAccusedBenedictineNamed publicly as accused by the Great Falls-Billings diocese on its list 8/21/18.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18
Reilly
James Joseph1945PSuedDiocesanOrdained for Dallas diocese, incardinated into Ft. Worth diocese after it was formed in 1969. Retired in 1987. Died in 1999 of Alzheimer's. Accused in the 2000s of abuse of four youths about 30 years prior. One accuser came forward in 2002; Diocese waited three years to tell him about other accusers. Suit filed by eleven men; settled 11/06 for undisclosed amount. Building named after Reilly at former church was renamed as part of settlement. Seven more victims later came forward and settled without litigation 2009 & 2010. More claims settled 5/11, 6/11, 6/12, 4/13 and 3/14. About thirty known accusers as of 2014. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.Fort Worth, TXSource:
Star Telegram 02.16.05; Star Telegram 02.16.05; Ft Worth Star Telegram 06.11.05; Ft Worth Star Telegram 06.11.05; Star Telegram 06.26.05; Star Telegram 06.26.05; Star Telegram 08.10.05; Star Telegram 08.10.05; Star Telegram 08.18.05; Star Telegram 08.18.05; Star Telegram 01.25.06; Star Telegram 01.25.06; CBS 11 08.12.06; CBS 11 08.12.06; Star Telegram 11.22.06; Star Telegram 11.22.06; WFAA-TV (AP) 11.22.06; WFAA-TV (AP) 11.22.06; Dallas Morning News 11.23.06; Dallas Morning News 11.23.06; Star Telegram 11.23.06; Star Telegram 11.23.06; CBS 11 News 11.26.06; CBS 11 News 11.26.06; Star Telegram 11.28.06; Star Telegram 11.28.06; Dallas Morning News 11.29.06; Dallas Morning News 11.29.06; Star Telegram 11.29.06; Star Telegram 11.29.06; KDBC (AP) 06.23.08; KDBC (AP) 06.23.08; Dallas Morning News 03.04.09; Dallas Morning News 03.04.09; DFW Catholic 03.19.09; DFW Catholic 03.19.09; DFW Catholic 03.19.09; DFW Catholic 03.19.09; Star Telegram 11.06.10; Star Telegram 05.09.11; Star Telegram 06.28.11; Star Telegram 06.15.12; Star Telegram 06.17.12; Star Telegram 06.17.12; Star Telegram 04.17.13; Star Telegram 03.07.14; The Republic 03.08.14; Diocese of Dallas List 01.31.19
Assignments:
Fort Worth Diocese 6.10.05; Documents from the Secret Archives of the Ft. Worth Diocese Released 11.29.06
ReillyJoseph L. 1956PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Dismissed from the diocese 1965. The list 11/2 mistakenly stated Reilly had died. The list was corrected and re-released 11/8/18. On Savannah diocese's list 11/8/18. Noted to have worked there 1964-65 and to have been laicized in 1965.Nashville, TNSource:
Diocese of Nashville list 11.02.18; Tennessean 11.02.18; DIocese of Nashville Corrected List 11.08.18; Diocese of Savannah List 12.29.18
Reilly
Joseph P.1943PAccusedDiocesanDied 6/92. According to documents released from his personnel file, Reilly was accused in 1999 of kissing and groping a 10- or 11-yr old altar boy and a 16-yr-old altar boy one time each. Also accused of digitally raping a pre-pubescent girl once between 1961-1963. He was assigned to St. Agnes Parish in Milton during the relevant times. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical or criminal investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Memo on 1999 accusation about 16 yr old boy; Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Memo re 1999 accusation of abuse of 10- or 11-yr old boy; Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Memo re 2002 accusation about girl; Boston Globe 06.06.92; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ReillyPatrick1958PSuedDiocesanSued 2003 by 1. Accused of abuse from 1980-1984. In late 2004 archdiocese said allegations were unfounded and allowed him to continue as functioning (but retired) priest.Los Angeles, CASource:
Burbank Leader 2.7.04; LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2; Los Angeles Times 02.07.04
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Reilly
Terence John1959PSuedDominicanAccused in 2002 of abuse in 1976. Civil suit filed 12/03. Per LA archdiocesan report, there were 4 accusers claiming abuse 1959-76. Reilly was reportedly in residence for several years at St. Dominic's in San Francisco, which had a school. Also worked in Oakland diocese. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Worked there at Notre Dame High School in Riverside 1988-93. SB diocese list notes abuse took place in Eugene OR in 1983, that it was made aware in 5/93 and that Reilly left the diocese 5/93. Died in 2016. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. It notes transfer in 1974 to the Province of the Holy Name.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; ABC7 10.14.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Diocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18; Dominicans St Joseph Province List 12.21.18
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
ReillyThomas H. 1929PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 2/13/19. One alleged victim noted. Deceased.Newark, NJSource:
Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19; Archdiocese of Newark Tobin Letter 02.13.19
ReimerElroy1957PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse, occurring 1958-60, reported after his death. Reimer died in 2000.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Reimer 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Reimer 01.17.19
ReinaNicholas1978PAccusedSalesians of Don BoscoNamed publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to archdiocese in 2018 of incident(s) in 2000. Removed from ministry in 2018.Los Angeles, CASource:
SF Weekly 01.05.06; Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18
Reinecke
William Thomas1965PAccusedDiocesanChancellor from 1980; vicar general from 1986. In 1992 a man accused Reinecke of sexually abusiing him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy in 1967-68, on an overnight trip to Williamsburg. Reinecke allegedly performed oral sex on the boy. Reinecke apologized and died by suicide in 1992. Another man then alleged fondling during an overnight trip to Williamsburg in 1969. In 2007, the Review Board deemed credible a woman's 2006 allegation of abuse in the late 1960s, when she was a minor in the Richmond diocese. Included on Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19.Arlington, VASource:
Washington Post 08.13.92; Arlington Catholic Herald 08.20.92; Arlington Catholic Herald 08.20.92; Washington Times 08.26.92; Washington Post 08.30.92; Washington Post 09.12.92; Arlington Catholic Herald 09.13.07; Diocese of Arlington Press Release 09.13.07; Washington Post 12.02.10; Washington Post 12.05.10; Ministry Values 12.20.10; Washington Post 01.28.11; Richmond Times Dispatch 03.03.11; Burke Connection 04.25.11; The Patch 07.08.11; WUSA 02.21.13; Voice of America 03.12.13; Christian Science Monitor 09.14.18; PBS News Hour 12.26.18; CBS 6 02.13.19; News Channel 6 02.13.19
Reinersman
Gerald L.1979PSuedDiocesanReinersman, the VG and Chancellor of the Diocese and former Moderator of the Curia, was removed 5/04 after man alleged Reinersman had molested him in 1979 at Mary, Queen of Holy Rosary Church in Lexington when he was a youth. Reinersman denied all allegations. Special civilian review board handled review of his case. He was cleared and reinstated as active priest in 2/05. Board said "it couldn't rule out that his accuser simply accused the wrong priest."Covington, KYSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 05.23.04; Courier Journal (AP) 05.24.04; Cincinnati Enquirer 05.25.04; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.19.05; Cincinnati Post 02.19.05; Courier-Journal (AP) 02.20.05; Kentucky Post 02.26.05
ReinheimerGeorge E.1950PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Reinheimer eligible for the IRCP. Died in 2010.New York, NYSource:
Catholic New York Obituary 03.25.10; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Reinke
Francis P.1957PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse 1962-63. Ordered by the Vatican in 2008 to a life of prayer and penance. Died 8/24/17.Green Bay, WISource:
Peshtigo Times Obituary 08.30.17; Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Reinke 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Reinke 01.17.19
Reiss
Robert J.1955PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse in 1970s. Laicized in Sept. 1997. Died in Mexico 2/3/05; apparently murdered. No civil suit filed but claims were including in the Feb. 2006 settlement by the diocese. At least one claim included in $4.7 mil 3/08 settlement with archdiocese re abuse by 9 priests. At least one more claim included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.Dubuque, IASource:
Telegraph Herald 02.18.05; Telegraph Herald 02.24.05; Courier 03.02.05; Diocese of Dubuque Annual Report 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 01.06.06; Sioux City Journal 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 02.21.06; Herald Telegraph 02.22.06; Telegraph Herald 03.06.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06; Globe Gazette 04.10.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.28.10; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Assignments:
Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 9.22.06; Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
ReneBr. BAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Great Falls-Billings diocese on its list 8/21/18.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18
RenggliRobert< 1971PSuedBenedictineWoman sought counseling in 1988; said she had been abused by Renggli when she was in high school. In 2005 she filed suit, alleging she did not know of relationshp between the counseling agency and the Seattle archdiocese. Renggli left the priesthood, married, and went to work with a group called Rent-a-Priest. Name 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 St. Martin's Abbey in Lacey 1971-76.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Weekly 02.15.06; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; The Daily World 01.18.16
RengifoJesus Orlando1984PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 2/13/19. One alleged victim noted. Permanently removed from ministry.Newark, NJSource:
Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19; Archdiocese of Newark Tobin Letter 02.13.19
RensingWilliam F.1955PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 10/02 on recommendation of Review Board after accusation that he abused a minor three decades before. Accusation received in 7/02 but delayed because the man told the Diocese that he himself was under investigation for child abuse (he was later convicted). Matter referred to Rome and then returned to Diocese in 2003. On 1/24/09 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave/Retired." Died 3/13/17. On diocese's list 12/19/18.Belleville, ILSource:
Belleville News-Democrat 10.22.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.22.02; Belleville News-Democrat 03.07.03; Belleville News-Democrat 04.08.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.09.03; Belleville News-Democrat 05.03.03; Belleville News-Democrat 05.20.03; Belleville News-Democrat 04.24.07; Belleville News-Democrat 08.21.08; Diocese of Belleville List 12.19.18
RenteriaRudolf John1979PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1981. Bishop confronted him but he said could not admit or deny because of alcohol. Reassigned several times. After a "series of incidents involving disruptive behavior and alcohol abuse" at one parish, he was sent for treatment to Southdown and then assigned as hospital chaplain, beginning in 1987. Barred from ministry in 2002. Bishop asked Vatican to laicize him. Suit filed 3/09 claiming 1981 abuse. Settled 6/30/10. Laicized 12/10/10.Fort Worth, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 06.30.02; Dallas Morning News 10.27.02; Star Telegram 06.26.05; Star Telegram 08.18.05; Star Telegram 02.16.06; Star Telegram 02.24.06; WFAA/Dallas Morning News 02.24.06; CBS 11 08.11.06; Star Telegram 11.28.06; Dallas Morning News 11.29.06; Star Telegram 11.29.06; Dallas Morning News 11.30.06; Star Telegram 11.30.06; Star Telegram 03.21.09; TMCnet 06.23.09; Fort Worth Star Telegram 07.02.10; North Texas Catholic, page 8 09.01.11; Fort Worth Star Telegram 09.08.11; Diocese of Fort Worth List of Accused Priests accessed 01.31.12
Assignments:
Fort Worth Diocese 06.10.05; Documents from the Secret Archives of the Fort Worth Diocese released 11.29.06
Reschick
Joseph W.1977PAccusedDiocesanSuspended in 10/18 after a report to police of sex abuse of a minor in the mid-1980s. Pastor for 28 years of St. Rosalia in Greenfield. Reschick denied the allegation.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Triblive 10.13.18; WPXI TV 10.13.18; York Daily Record 10.14.18
ResmaJoaquin V.1955PSuedDiocesanFrom Philippines. Pastor of Our Lady of Health in Las Cruces NM 1978-1983. (El Paso diocese until 1982, when Las Cruces NM diocese formed). Member of Society of St. John Vianney. Died 5/1/83. Accused in a 6/18 lawsuit of sexually abusing an altar boy in 1978 at Our Lady of Health. Per the parish's website, Resma and his brother, also a priest, were magicians who "worked very well with young children and youth." Lawsuit filed 12/18 claims Resma raped a 10-year-old girl on multiple occasions in the late 1970s.El Paso, TXSource:
KFOX13/CBS4 06.18.18; The Sun-News 06.20.18; Findagrave accessed 06.26.18; Our Lady of Health history accessed 06.26.18; US News & World Report 12.19.18; Associated Press 12.20.18
Reszkowski
Joseph V. 1954PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. First named publicly as credibly accused by diocese in 10/18. Died 9/4/03. Abuse reported after his death.Erie, PASource:
Erie News Now 10.29.18
Reuter
Lawrence 1971PAccusedS.J. JesuitPresident of Loyola Academy 1975-1990. Removed from active ministry in 2010 after admitting to an "inappropriate relationship" with a senior at the school after the boy turned 18. Settlement in 1990s. Second man then came forward in 2010 to allege abuse in late 1980s when he was a junior and senior at the same school.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Breaking News 05.03.10; Chicago Tribune 05.03.10; NBC Chicago 05.03.10; Chicago Public Radio 05.04.10; Chicago Tribune 05.04.10; NBC Chicago 05.04.10; SNAP Press Statement 05.04.10; NBC Chicago 05.05.10; Wednesday Journal 05.05.10; WGN 05.06.10; Wednesday Journal 05.12.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RevelesNicholas PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse. (Possible secret settlement).San Diego, CASource:
New Times (LA) 05.16.02
ReycraftPaul BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersOne of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement w 400 plaintiffs re abuse by multiple order priests & brothers late May, 2013. Unclear if the order has substantiated any of the allegations against the eight newly-accused brothers, including ReycraftChicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune
ReyesLonnie C.1969PAccusedDiocesanVice Chancellor of diocese 1973-1975, Chancellor 1975-1986. Full name Longinus Juventius Reyes. Admitted in 2004 to sexual 'relationship' with a girl, ages 16-18, in the 1970s. Resigned from ministry. Placed on permanent leave. Given retirement status. The woman had recently reported the matter. Diocese investigated possibility of two more victims and said that there were also inappropriate relationships with adult women. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19.Austin, TXSource:
Austin American-Statesman 09.08.04; San Antonion Express-News 09.09.04; Diocese of Austin List 01.31.19
Reynolds
Bradley R.1977PSuedJesuitSuit filed 8/08 alleges Reynolds abused two boys at Toksook Bay No date given. A renown photographer and writer, Reynolds was often quoted as a spokesman for the Oregon Province. Worked at Seattle Univ. from 1983-1990. Removed from duties 8/08 and placed under 24 hr supervision at a Jesuit residence. The Order is continuing to investigate the allegations. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. In 4/14, he was apparently working at Gonzaga Univ. as Assistant Director of Campus Ministry. Requests have been made to Seattle Archbishop and Tacoma Bishop to remove his privileges.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Northwest Jesuit Spring 2003; Anchorage Daily News 01.22.09; News-Miner 01.22.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese, p 1, 01.25.10; WA SNAP Statement 06.16.14; IL SNAP Statement 09.20.14; SNAP Statement 09.20.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ReynoldsFrancis J.1955PSuedDiocesanNamed in civil suit filed 12/93. Alleged to have sexually abused a teen-age girl from about 1972 through 1984 while she was a parishioner and student at the St. Francis Xavier parish and school in Buffalo, Minn. Reynolds died in 1988.Permanently removed from ministry 1987. Died 1988. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
St Paul Pioneer Press 12.05.91; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ReynoldsJames  ?PSuedDioceseOne female plaintiff in a civil suit filed by 10 accusers in 2/12 alleged abuse by Robinson when she was a minor and he was assigned to Wolf Point, MT. On diocese's list 8/21/18.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Great Falls Tribune 02.08.12; KRTV 02.08.12; Market Watch 02.08.12; Great Falls Tribune 0 08.09.13; DIocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18
Rhoads
Eileen M. NConvictedSisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of MaryBecame a nun in 1957 as Sr. M. Frances Therese. Laicized in 1974 for "familiarity," yet she was allowed to teach in Catholic schools for 21 years and continued to abuse. Abuse included intercourse with at least one boy, starting at age 12. Also gave children pornography and encouraged them to be sexual with each other. Convicted 7/13/04 of felony sexual abuse of a 10-yr-old boy in 1969-70. Sentenced 9/04 to 6 mo in jail. Sued in 2004 in VA & PA. Lives in Drexel Hill, PA as of 1/09.Richmond, VASource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.04; Daily Times 02.12.04; Virginia Pilot 02.12.04; Virginia Pilot 02.24.04; Delaware County Times 03.25.04; Morning Call 03.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.25.04; Virginian-Pilot 03.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.12.04; Virginia Pilot 05.22.04; Virginian-Pilot 07.15.04; Virginia-Pilot 09.22.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.14.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05
RhodeLaurus R.1945PAccusedOFM FranciscanFirst 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 1993. Died in 1995.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
RhodenRaymond R. 1976PSuedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 2002 the diocese received a report that Rhoden sexually abused a 16- to 17-year-old boy in 1976-77. Rhoden had been a family friend. The boy's parents said they told Bishop McDowell about the abuse years before and he said he would "take care of [it]." Rhoden admitted to the abuse. He would go into the boy's room after the boy had gone to bed, massage his back, fondle his genitals and perform oral sex on him. Rhoden was placed on leave 5/17/02 and sent to St. Luke Institute for an evaluation. He withdrew from ministry 7/5/02 and retired to Sarasota, FL. He died 11/4/06 at age 56. Lawsuit announced 11/18. Another suit 1/19 alleged abuse of a 5th-grade boy 1978-80.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.07.06; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; KDKA TV 11.15.18; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.12.19; Penn Record 01.29.19
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
RhodesMichael1984PAccusedDiocesanPer 2004 article, Rhodes accused of sexually abusing two minor boys in late 1970s when he was a seminary student. One man came forward in late 2003 and second victim was located by church investigators. Rhodes left the ministry in 1993. May be still living in Florida and working as a clinical hypnotherapist.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
St. Petersburg Times 02.06.04
Ribaudo
Charles A.1967PAccusedDiocesanRibaudo was placed on leave and then "retired" in 2002 after allegation that he had molested Michael Hands as a high school student. Hands went on to become a priest and in 2002 pleaded guilty to abusing a teenage boy. Rev. Hands claimed that a church official offered him cash if he promised to keep quiet about charges against Ribaudo, one of Diocese's best fund-raisers. Ribaudo, Priest O in the Grand Jury Report, admitted in therapy that he had abused "at least 12 boys." Reportedly died in 2016.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report; Newsday 04.05.02; Newsday 06.28.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 01.03.03; Newsday 01.03.03; NY Times 01.04.03; Newsday 01.09.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Associated Press 03.12.03; Newsday 03.12.03; Newsday 04.15.03; Newsday 01.24.05; Newsday 11.14.17; Rockville Centre Patch 02.05.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
RibeiroArthur A. (Arturo)1950PSuedDiocesanRibeiro went on sick leave in 1982. Removed from ministry/retired 1/1/92. Confronted in 1996 by two priests about his sexual misconduct. As of 1/03, three men had filed suit alleging Ribeiro sexually abused them in 1960s at All Saints in Concord. Per 7/04 article, four plaintiffs in two lawsuits. One plaintiff said he told his pastor during confession within two weeks of abuse and that Ribeiro was then transferred and promoted. Died 10/18/00. On diocese's list 2/17/19.Oakland, CASource:
Diocese of Oakland Apology Services 2004; Oakland Tribune 01.17.03; Contra Costa Times 01.18.03; Daily Review 07.16.04; San Francisco Chronicle 08.26.04; Tri-Valley Herald 09.03.04; San Jose Mercury News 03.30.08; Bay Area News Group 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 02.17.19; Lamorinda Weekly 03.04.19
RiceJoseph P.1977PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002. Accused, along with two other priests, of abuse of teenage girl. No criminal charges filed, due to statute of limitations. Church found allegations credible. Allegations against Rice included in 10/04 settlement with Archdiocese. Living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years as of 11/13. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted. Deceased.Newark, NJSource:
Star-Ledger 06.25.02; The Record 06.26.02; Star-Ledger 06.27.02; Star-Ledger 07.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Star-Ledger 08.14.03; Star-Ledger 06.14.04; The Record 10.09.04; Star-Ledger 11.03.13; Star Ledger Obituary 01.06.14; Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19; Archdiocese of Newark Tobin Letter 02.13.19
Rice
William A.1963PAccusedDiocesanName added 7/18/18 to the diocese's list. Accused of sexual harassment of children and adults. Retired and living in Fryburg, PA. Placed on leave pending investigation; told to refrain from public ministry and to have no contact with children.Erie, PASource:
Diocese of Erie full list 07.18.18; Diocese of Erie list update 07.18.18; The Bradford Era 07.20.18
Richard
Edward D.1968PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave 4/02 after diocese learned of police investigation.Two men filed suit 6/02 alleging abuse by Richard while he was at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack between 1973 and 1982. Richard retired in late May, 2003. The criminal investigation was still ongoing at the time. Believe claims were settled as part of 5/03 settlement re 61 plaintiffs.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 6.2.03; Associated Press 04.26.02; Lowell Sun 04.26.02; Union Leader 04.27.02; Nashua Telegraph 04.28.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
RichardLucien J.1954PSuedOblates of Mary ImmaculateSued 11/05. Accused of abuse of the twin daughters that he admittedly fathered. Affair began when the girls' mother was a student at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge in late 1970s and he was the student's professor. It continued for several years until the girls were born in 1985. He become a professor at Boston University. He said he paid child support regularly and never abused the girls. Order knew of the girls from the time of their birth.Boston, MASource:
Boston website 11.26.05; Lowell Sun 11.26.05; University Wire 12.02.05
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Richard
Mark1996PCharges DroppedDiocesanArrested 1/97 after found with a 14-year-old boy in a van parked on dead-end road at 1:30 in the morning. Richard claimed the boy had problems and wanted to talk. Diocese placed him on leave and suspended him from priestly ministry. Richard and the boy both denied any wrong-doing and charges were dropped. Bishop wanted further evaluation. Soon after charges were dropped, Richard was "quietly forced to resign."Lafayette, LASource:
The Advocate 01.14.97; The Advocate 01.15.97; The Advocate 01.25.97; The Advocate 05.14.97; The Times of Acadiana 04.17.02; KATC 01.13.19
RichardWilliam1981PAccusedDiocesanSeveral boys at Catholic high school in Dallas and Plano church accused him of harassment in 1993. Their attorney provided Bishop Grahman with sworn statements. Richard was reassigned to Rockwall parish by Bishop Grahmann in 1994 but never reported to police. He resigned from parish in 2005 after dispute involving parish music minister who was on probation for indecent exposure.Dallas, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 02.01.05; Dallas Morning News 02.07.05; University News (Dallas) 03.23.05; Dallas Morning News 07.14.06
Richards
Franklin T.1973PAccusedDiocesanPrincipal of Catholic high school. Confronted by parents of three children in 1984. Diocese and Richards say they paid them settlement. Sent for treatment. Left priesthood in 1989. He and Edward McKeown abused many of the same boys. He confessed to molesting 25 boys. No legal action due to SOL. Living in FL at last report. In deposition, he admitted homosexual relationships with two priests. On Nashville diocese's list 11/21/18.Nashville, TNSource:
The Tennessean 07.04.99; The Tennessean 07.25.99; The Tennessean 01.20.00; The Tennessean 04.28.02; The Tennessean 05.19.02; Palm Beach Post 04.27.03; The Tennessean 02.17.04; The Tennessean 03.16.05; WPEC 04.03.06; Metro Pulse 04.12.10; LifeSite News 10.20.16; Diocese of Nashville list 11.02.18; Tennessean 11.02.18; Diocese of Nashville Corrected List 11.08.18
Richardson
James Edward1965PReinstatedDiocesanAfter he retired, he was placed on leave 6/09 after being named by one anonymous plaintiff in newly-filed civil suit. Plaintiff said he was abused on two occasions in 1960s. Richardson denied all accusations. Worked as drug and alcohol counselor since 1982. In 1989 he was assigned to Center for Pastoral Care. He was a part-time chaplain of St. Edmond's Academy. Faculties restored by Diocese 11/19/09 after investigation could not find any credible evidence . Lawsuit still pending. Died 02/14/14.Wilmington, DESource:
Statement by Diocese of Wilmington 06.25.09; News Journal 06.29.09; CBS 3 (AP) 11.04.09; News Journal 11.07.09; Statement by Bishop Malooly in The Dialogue 11.19.09; News Journal 01.18.10; The Oklahoman 02.19.10; News Journal 07.29.11; Obituary in Dialog 02.24.14
Assignments:
BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
RichardsonPeter1986PAccusedGlenmary Home MissionersNamed publicly as accused by the Jackson diocese on its list 3/19/19. Removed from ministry in 2010, died in 2014. Per list, abuse 1987-90 in Aberdeen reported in 2014.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
RichardsonWilliam 1982PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/29/19. Noted to have left the Catholic priesthood in 6/83.Charleston, SCSource:
Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19
Richey
Herbert, Jr.1978PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of several youths. At least 7 known victims in two parishes from 1980s. Confidential settlements pre-1992. Forced from priesthood in 1992 and laicized in 1997. Allegations substantiated. Later turned up working as music director/organist in another Toldeo parish. Later had same position in Detroit. Banned in 2002. Learned in 2011 that he was working in Detroit area as late as 1/11 as church organist. Immediately removed.Toledo, OHSource:
Diocese of Toledo Status Report 4.8.08; Toledo Blade 12.1.02 (Major Account); Toledo Blade 12.1.02 (Major Account--pt. 3); Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 02.17.05; Toledo Blade 07.31.05; Dayton Daily News 01.27.11; Detroit Free Press 01.27.11; Detroit News 01.27.11; Statement by Archdiocese of Detroit 01.27.11; WJBK 01.27.11; Detroit Free Press 01.28.11; Sandusky Register 01.28.11; Todelo Blade 01.28.11
RichmondHoward J./H. Joseph1943 or 44PSuedDiocesanOriginally priest of Charleston SC diocese; transferred early 1950s to Brooklyn. Went by "H. Joseph" in SC, "Joseph H." in NY. Retired 1977, moved to San Diego CA. Died 1/28/86. Named in massive civil suit filed 10/01/03, 27 plaintiffs alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Richmond. One man said he was abused by Richmond and Fr. Richard Lewkiewicz. Richmond reportedly watched as the alleged rape by Lewkiewicz occurred.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Newsday 10.02.03
Riebe
Loren1970PAccusedDiocesanAfter ordination, Riebe spent 4 yrs at St. Anne's Parish in Santa Monica. In 1974 he moved to Mexico and spent next 21 yrs ministering to Indians. He was expelled by the Mexican govt. in 1995. LA Archdiocese began notifying dioceses throughout the country in early 2008 that it had several credible allegations against him of sexual misconduct with minors dating from early 1970s. Worked in Diocese of Phoenix in 1996-1997. Currently incardinated in the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.Los Angeles, CASource:
Cleveland Diocesan Memorandum 2.08; Diocese of Phoenix Statement 7.7.08; San Francisco Chronicle 09.10.95; Arizona Republic 01.28.09; Arizona Republic 06.15.11; Phoenix New Times 06.15.11; East Valley Tribune 09.22.11; East Valley Tribune 01.10.12; Diocese of Phoenix Community Notification Statements 10.15.12
RieboldtRichard1975PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Resigned 1985. Removed 1989.Lafayette, LASource:
Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19
Rieder
Donald W.1955PConvictedDiocesanAdmitted 2002 to molesting 3 girls in 1980s and 1 in 1990s. In plea bargain 6/03 sentenced to 1 yr in jail for abusing the girl in 1990s. She filed suit 12/02. Settled 2003 for $500K. Woman told Vicar General in early 1990s Rieder had molested her daughter. V.G. promised Rieder would never minister to public again. Retired 1996; privileges not removed until 2002. Another civil suit settled 10/05 for $17.5K. At least 9 accusers in all. Named on St. Cloud list issued 1/3/14. Died 5/18/13. Two more suits filed 8/25/15 by women claiming sexual abuse as girls in the '60s by Rieder. Assignments included parishes in Alexandria, Randall, Kimball, Morris, Roscoe, Paynesville, Little Falls, Sobieski and St. Cloud.St. Cloud, MNSource:
St Cloud Times 12.05.02; St Cloud Times 12.11.02; St Cloud Times 12.13.02; St Cloud Times 12.13.02; St Cloud Times 12.21.02; St Cloud Times 04.17.03; Associated Press 06.04.03; St Cloud Times 08.14.03; St Cloud Times 09.25.03; St Cloud Times 07.15.05; St Cloud Times 10.27.05; FindAGrave 05.18.13; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14; WJON 08.25.15; Legal Examiner 04.06.16
Riedlinger
Matthew2010PAccusedDiocesanComplaints about him to Bishop in 2011 about explicit sexting, emails and verbal conversations w/ students in seminary. Bishop sent him to counseling and lectured him. Two men set up Internet sting in 2012 and the priest exchanged over 1200 explicit text messages and emails with what he thought was 16 yr old boy. The men (supported by 3 others) gave transcripts of the exchanges to Bishop in 2012. Removed; sent for in-patient treatment. No publicity until 2013. Privileges permanently removed 10/13.Trenton, NJSource:
Bishop O'Connell letter to Original Complainant 08.07.12; Diocese of Trenton Statement revised 09.23.13; Asbury Park Press 09.29.13; Star-Ledger 09.29.13; United Press International 09.29.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 09.29.13; AZCentral 09.30.13; Ocean Signal 09.30.13; Road to Recovery Statement 09.30.13; SNAP Statement 09.30.13; Asbury Park Press 10.01.13; Times of Trenton 10.01.13; Newsworks 10.02.13; Asbury Park Press 10.03.13; Diocese of Trenton Statement 10.03.13; Diocese of Trenton Statement 10.03.13; SNAP Statement 10.03.13; Star Ledger 10.03.13; The Republic (AP) 10.03.13; Toms River Patch 10.03.13; American Conservative 10.04.13; Courier Post 10.04.13; Ocean Signal 10.04.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 10.06.13; Star Ledger 10.07.13; Star-Ledger 11.03.13; Star-Ledger 11.21.13
Rieffer
George1939PAccusedDiocesanMsgr. Rieiffer (misspelled "Reiffer" in media reports) was accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/16 of sexually abusing and raping a girl beginning in 1952, when she was 6-yrs-old. The abuse allegedly occurred many times in the rectory of Immaculate Conception parish, Las Vegas. The girl was said to have been a parishioner and student of the parish school. Rieffer died 9/7/91.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 05.12.15
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RiffelClaude< 1960PSuedFranciscanSuit filed 2/09 alleged abuse of one youth at St. Francis Minor Seminary in Troutdale (outside Portland) in the early 1960s. Riffel was dean of discipline for the school and would call the teenager out of class to abuse him. Also believed to have abused in Santa Barbara, CA in 1941-42 and from 1975-76.Portland, ORSource:
OregonLive.com (AP) 02.11.09; San Jose Mercury News 02.11.09; Ernesto C. v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1337577, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1338070, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 11.03.09
RigneyDennis A.1966PSuedDiocesanDirector of Catholic Charities for over 36 years and other prominent chancery positions. Diocese received a report in 4/87 that Rigney fondled a 12- or -13-year-old girl. Complaint in 1989 that Rigney fired a Holy Family Manor nurse's aid because she resisted his sexual advances. In 4/02 a woman told diocese that Rigney molested her over one year, 1966-67, when she was age 9 or 10 and he was assigned to St. Peter's in Reading. She said Rigney also molested her sister. Rigney requested early retirement in 4/02 for 'medical reasons.' Sued 1/04 for alleged abuse of 9-year-old girl. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 01.14.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.04; The Express-Times 05.11.04; Morning Call downloaded 01.14.14; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
RigneyDennis J.1947PSuedDiocesanIn 1994 RICO lawsuit Rigney and two other priests were accused of abuse of two brothers 1963-1978. Suit dismissed but both settled 3/03. Diocese said allegations not credible. Died in 1992. Brother of Philip (also accused).Camden, NJSource:
Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059-94; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; Courier Post 04.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Courier Post 01.16.03; Star-Ledger 01.16.03; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05
Rigney
Philip T.1949PSettledDiocesanMonsignor. Director of Vocations, accused of insuring a continuous inflow of child molesters into the Camden Diocese. Named as abuser in three lawsuits, including Rubino's 1994 RICO suit. Abuse of two boys reported to Bishop in 1984. Part of 2003 settlement. Retired 1986 and worked part time in Palm Beach, FL. Permission removed in 1994 but he kept working. Permanently suspended 2002. Brother of accused priest Dennis Rigney. Died 10/11/05.Camden, NJSource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; Courier Post 04.02.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.02.02; Palm Beach Post 04.06.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.09.02; Courier Post 04.10.02; Courier Post 04.14.02; Star Ledger 04.16.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.16.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.17.02; Star Leger 04.19.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.05.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.05.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05
Riley
Leo P1982PAccusedDiocesanAccused on 12/10/14 of sexually abusing a 4th grade altar boy in Dubuque IA starting in 10/85 at morning Mass. A 2/18/15 letter by Dubuque Archbishop Jackels about allegation was reprinted in the 3/1/15 bulletin of the parish where the abuse is alleged to have been committed, after archdiocese received the accuser's lawsuit on 2/10/15 and the review board deemed the allegation "not manifestly false or frivolous" on 2/11/15. Preliminary investigation began then. Riley worked in 16 Dubuque parishes since 1982; transferred to Venice FL diocese in 2002. Placed on temporary leave by Venice Bishop Dewane sometime between 1/4/15 and 1/11/15, pending the results of Dubuque's investigation. Riley "strenuously denies" the allegation. Jackels announced 7/12/15 that his investigation did not find the allegation to be true; survivor stated inquiry was incomplete. Riley reportedly passed a polygraph test. He was reinstated, took a leave, and then returned to St Peter the Apostle in Naples in 10/15.Dubuque, IASource:
Mason City Globe-Gazette 11.22.99; Church of the Resurrection Bulletin 03.01.15; AP 03.11.15; Fox4 03.12.15; Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier 03.24.15; Telegraph Herald 07.13.15; WCF Courier 07.18.15; Naples Daily News 07.22.15; Naples Daily News 10.14.15
Assignments:
Detailed BA Assignment Record with Links
Riley
Leo Thomas1954PAccusedStigmatineA man said in 2002 he was abused by Riley over a four-year period in the late 1950s at the Elm Bank Minor Seminary. The alleged victim told the Stigmatine's head at the time of the abuse; Riley was transferred. When the man brought the matter to the order's attention again in 2002, they admitted knowledge of the original complaint and said the information was not shared with anyone and was not entered into Riley's records. Riley died in 1995. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Confratelli Stimmatini 02.22.95; Boston Globe 08.10.02; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Riley
Miles O'Brien1963PAccusedDiocesanRiley, an author, actor, and former spokesman for the church who was well-known for his radio ministry and as a fixture on the old God Squad TV show, was the target of a complaint by a female parishioner who accused him of having consensual contact shortof intercourse with her in the early 1970s, beginning when she was 16. Matter referred to DA's office 8/02 and Riley was allowed to "resign."San Francisco, CASource:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; San Francisco Chronicle 09.16.02; SF Weekly 05.21.03; International Speakers Bureau 02.01.11; SNAP Press Release 12.05.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RIng
Charles J. 1951PAccusedStigmatineNamed publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/7/19. Ring died 6/14/86.Boston, MASource:
Mass Live 05.07.19; Findagrave accessed 05.14.19
RingenbergerHarry1969PSuedDiocesanAccused in lawsuit filed 5/19/15 of sexual assault of 14-yr-old boy in 1989 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Pembroke Pines FL. Allegations include his wrestling naked with boy, and that he abused other children similarly. Lawsuit claims archdiocese was informed of the allegations in 1989 but allowed Ringenberger to work at another parish after sending him away for a year.Miami, FLSource:
Local 10 05.20.15
RiolClaudio1930PAccusedDiocesanRiol, a native of Peru, was added 12/04 to the Diocese's list of priests with "credible allegations." He worked in the Diocese between 1960 and 1966. Also named in 4/05 civil suit re abuse at Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent in Tucson. Deceased.Tucson, AZSource:
Arizona Daily Star 3.7.06; Arizona Daily Star 4.7.05; Arizona Daily Star 12.04.04; Fox 11 12.04.04; Tuscon Citizen 12.04.04
Assignments:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11
Riordan (Reardon)
Brendan P.1970PSettledDiocesanChild molestation suit settled in 1995 named Riordan and 3 other priests. Plaintiff alleged abuse at House of Affirmation in Worcester diocese. Riordan denies any sexual involvement with plaintiff. He served on the board of Community Organization forParents and Youth (COPAY) a Long Island nonprofit that counsels drug-addicted teens. but COPAY denies current affiliation. Riordan appointed pastor of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Great Neck in 1998. Still there 11/2012..Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Telegram & Gazette 4.1.03; Worcester Telegram and Gazette 9.1.02; Barry Settlement 10.06.95; Boston Herald 02.25.02; NY Times 04.19.02; Telegram & Gazette 05.22.02; Telegram and Gazette 02.17.03; NY Times 09.17.05; SNAP Statement 11.12.09; NY Post 11.13.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
RiosLouis J. (Luis)1966 ?PSuedAssumptionistAccused in 2/26/04 suit of forcing a 16-year-old girl to have intercourse, and when she got pregnant, offering her money from the NY parish collection and urging her to get an abortion. Rios knew the girl from catechism class, offered her GED tutoring, and then used a confidence about her violent father to begin the abuse and coerce her silence. Another priest promised to help her but didn't. Rios also worked in the dioceses of Worcester MA, San Juan PR, and perhaps Boston MA.New York, NYSource:
Complaint 02.26.04; Newsday 02.28.04
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
Riss
Dennis R.1984PAccusedDiocesanIn 5/02 Bishop announced he had removed Riss from his assignment at St. Mary's in Lemmon after Riss admitted that he had sexually abused a 17-year-old boy in the early 1980s, prior to entering the seminary. Review board had not yet evaluated the case as of 2/03. Laicize 5/7/04. Died 5/30/09. On diocese's list in 3/19. It notes multiple allegations, the first received by diocese in 1984. Reported abuse occurred 1980 and 1990.Rapid City, SDSource:
Rapid City Journal 05.29.02; Keloland 05.31.02; Associated Press 02.20.03; Kirk Funeral Home 06.01.09
RitaSister NAccusedUnknownOne pending claim against Sr. Rita shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 2
Ritchey
Samuel E.1973PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 12/05 of 1977 abuse of a youth. Review board deemed allegations credible. Placed on leave. A second man alleged in 2/06 that Ritchey gave him drugs and alcohol in 1978 when he was senior in high school and attempted to molest him. Teaching certificate revoked by state in 11/06. In 2016 a man spoke publicly about being molested at age 16 by Ritchey in 1974. He said he asked Ritchey how many other kids he did that with, and Ritchey told him "I have several 'special friends' from my parish." The man's mother was a cousin of newly ordained and later Bishop Nienstedt, who introduced Ritchey to him. Nienstedt reportedly was told of the abuse, and did nothing. On diocese's list 3/1/19. Noted to have been laicized and to be deceased.Columbus, OHSource:
Columbus Dispatch 01.18.06; WBNS-10TV 01.19.06; Columbus Dispatch 01.20.06; Lancaster Eagle-Gazette 01.27.06; Columbus Dispatch 02.12.06; Toledo Blade 10.06.06; Toledo Blade 10.07.06; Toledo Blade 11.10.06; Toledo Blade 11.15.06; Canonical Consultation 05.04.16; Fox 9 05.04.16; Crux 05.05.16; Fox 9 05.06.16; Fox 9 04.25.17; Diocese of Columbus list 03.01.19
Assignments:
NBC4i 1/19/06
Riter
Dennis G.1971PReinstatedDiocesanSuspended 3/26/18 after allegations of sexual abuse of two altar boys at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the 1990s. One accuser said he was ages 10-13 when abused, and that he witnessed the abuse of the other boy, who had since died. He said the abuse occurred after Riter would invite him to play games in the rectory after mass. He told his aunt in 2007; she took notes. The other boy's mother said her son told her at age 12 in 1997 that Riter tried to "play with" him underneath his robe on the altar during mass. Also said she told a cousin who worked for the diocese, who said "we'll look into it." The cousin claimed in 2018 not to remember. A third alleged victim was discovered by a news outlet in 5/18. A former seminarian said that in 1992 he walked in on Riter sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy, then told Bishops Head and Grosz in a letter. He said their response, months later, was to keep it quiet. Diocese said in 6/18 claims unsubstantiated; Riter reinstated.Buffalo, NYSource:
WGRZ 03.26.18; WIVB 03.26.18; WKBW 03.26.18; Buffalo News 03.27.18; Daily News 03.27.18; WIVB 03.27.18; WKBW 05.30.18; WKBW 06.01.18; WGRZ 06.26.18; Buffalo News 06.28.18; Spectrum News 06.28.18; WBFO 06.29.18; Buffalo News 07.01.18; Spectrum News 07.01.18; Daily News 07.03.18; Buffalo News 07.30.18; Spectrum Local News 07.30.18; WGRZ 07.30.18; WIVB 07.30.18; WKBW 07.30.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RiterRosaria NAccusedBenedictine SistersIn 11/03 Diocese of Tucson announced credible sexual abuse allegations against Sr. Riter dating back to 1949-1953 when she served on faculty of Sacred heart School. Riter died in 1996. Allegations were reported to police. Complainant was a boy at the time of the abuse but no other specific information as to age.Tucson, AZSource:
WGUN 11.21.03; Tucson Citizen 11.22.03
Assignments:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.
RittenhouseThomas A. 1976PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. One alleged victim noted. Deceased.Trenton, NJSource:
Asbury Park Press 02.18.19; Diocese of Trenton List Corrected 03.17.19
Ritter
Bruce1956PAccusedConventual FranciscanEstablished Covenant House in Greenwich Village in early 70s as shelter and foundation for homeless and troubled youth. Complaints of sexual abuse of teen boys date back as far as 1950s. Complaints documented in book, "Broken Covenant" by C. Sennott, 1992. Civil suit. Resigned 1990 after allegations. Died 1999.New York, NYSource:
The New York Times 02.06.90; The Washington Post 02.10.90; People 02.26.90; Houston Chronicle 09.27.92; The Sun-Sentinel 02.28.93; Los Angeles Times 06.13.93; Newsweek 08.15.93; NY Times 10.13.99; New York Times 10.22.99; Youth Today 01.01.00; NY Times 01.12.03; Republican 03.10.04; New York Daily News 02.14.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Rives (Reeves)Joseph J.1920PSuedDiocesanThree women filed suits May and June 2003 naming Rives as abuser between 1962 and 1964. Rives died in 1971. His name was originally shown as "Joseph Reeves." At least 2 suits were dismissed 12/03 as being filed too late (more than 1 yr after 4/02 Louisville notice date). Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 3.9.04; Courier-Journal 6.5.03; WAVE 6.5.03; Courier-Journal 05.10.03; Courier-Journal 05.15.03; Courier-Journal 06.11.03; Courier-Journal 12.03.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RizerJames Lee1950PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Died in 1989. Allegation received after Rizer's death.Richmond, VASource:
News Channel 6 02.13.19; Diocese of Richmond Rizer Profile 02.14.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Richmond Rizer Profile 02.14.19
RizzoJohn C. 1956PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/30/18. Reports to the diocese in 1993, 2002 and 2010 of abuse 1962 and 1972. Two victims. The 1972 allegation was disputed. Rizzo was removed in 2002 and retired in 2003.Omaha, NESource:
The Catholic Voice 12.03.18
Roach
William1945PSuedDiocesanSued 2004. Accused of abuse of 2 youth in Cedar Rapids in 1962 and one in Key West in 1967. Roach was former vicar general of the diocese and also former chancellor. Died in 1986 in alcohol-related auto accident. Claims settled by Diocese in Feb. 2006 as part of $5 mil settlement with 20 individuals.Dubuque, IASource:
Telegraph Herald 2.22.06 (2nd); Associated Press 06.23.04; Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier 02.19.05; Dallas Morning News 07.22.05; Des Moines Register 08.19.05; WQAD 09.20.05; Courier 09.27.05; Diocese of Dubuque Annual Report 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 01.06.06; Sioux City Journal 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 02.21.06; KIMT 02.21.06; Telegraph Herald 02.22.06; Telegraph Herald 03.06.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06
Assignments:
Telegraph Herald 10.31.07 (add'l article); Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 9.22.06
Roberts
Edward F.1941PAccusedDiocesanThe archdiocese announced in 9/15 that it had recently received credible allegations of abuse of minors against Roberts. Assigned to St. Peter Cathedral in KC, St Teresa in Westphalia, Sacred Heart in Baileville, St. Gregory in Marysville, St. Joseph in Nortonville, Holy Name in Topeka. Died in 9/18/97.Kansas City, KSSource:
Archdiocese of Kansas City KS 09.11.15; Findagrave 09.29.15; Kansas City Star 09.29.15
Assignments:
The Leaven 09.11.15
Roberts
Kenneth J.1966PSettledDiocesanNative of England. Author of book "From Playboy to Priest." Well-known conservative multi-media evangelist. First assignment at St. Andrew's in Ft. Worth. Sent to a Dallas parish after the mother of two Ft. Worth boys reportedly told a Monsignor that Roberts abused her sons. Sent to MO treatment center in 1968; allowed to work there on a temporary basis until 1994. Also worked in Belleville Diocese. At one time was national head of Catholic Youth Organizations. Faculties suspended in 1998. Several civil suits filed naming St. Louis and Dallas and/or Belleville Dioceses. At least seven known victims. Some cases settled; one in Peoria. Died in 2018. On diocese's list 1/31/19.Dallas, TXSource:
Roberts Letter to Bishop 08.31.95; Dallas Morning News 11.13.98; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.14.98; Dallas Morning News 11.19.98; Dallas Morning News 11.20.98; Dallas Morning News 05.18.03; Belleville News-Democrat 11.13.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.24.03; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.21.04; Belleville News Democrat 06.22.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.02.06; Dallas Morning News 07.14.06; Belleville News Democrat 05.22.07; Belleville News Democrat 03.13.08; Belleville News Democrat 03.14.08; Chicago Tribune 03.17.08; News Democrat 10.28.08; Belleville News-Democrat 01.17.09; Journal Star 04.30.09; The Times 05.08.09; Doe v Diocese of Dallas Docket No 106546 Supreme Court of Illinois 09.24.09; News-Democrat 09.24.09; Faith in Focus 10.04.09; KOMU 11.29.18; Diocese of Dallas List 01.31.19; Journal Star 02.07.19
Roberts
Mark Thomas1983PConvictedDiocesanFirst known incident occurred in 1996. Removed from ministry 2002. Accused of abuse of at least 9 youths in a 2002 civil suit. Criminal charges also filed re 5 youths. Convicted 2003. Sentenced to 3 years probation. Removed from formal probation by court in 8/04. Ordered to treatment at RECON, a church-run center in MO, despite the fact that one of his victims lived within a 20 minute drive of the site. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.Las Vegas, NVSource:
Associated Press 03.13.02; Associated Press 03.19.02; Associated Press 04.12.02; Associated Press 04.19.02; Las Vegas Review-Journal 04.23.02; Associated Press 04.25.02; Associated Press 07.16.02; Associated Press 07.16.02; Las Vegas Review-Journal 01.03.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 04.30.03; KLAS 05.01.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 05.31.03; Associated Press 07.31.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 07.31.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 08.08.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 08.28.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 08.27.04; Associated Press 09.10.04; Las Vegas Review-Journal 12.29.04; Pahrump Valley Times 05.19.06; Diocese of Las Vegas List 04.12.19
Assignments:
BA.Org Assignment Record
Robichaud
George H.1970PArrestedDiocesanPlaced on leave 4/02 and then arrested 7/02 and charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault of a boy between ages of 13-16 in 1984 and 1985. Plaintiff went to police and then taped conversation with Robichaud in which Robichaud admitted he had beenin recovery for 10 yrs. Also admitted abuse of another youth. One criminal mistrial. Retrial stopped 7/03 and charges later dropped on age issues and SOL. Civil suit filed 5/02 re abuse in 1982-1983. Settled spring, 2003.Manchester, NHSource:
Foster?s Daily Democrat (AP) 7.9.03; Robichaud 11.6.94 letter to Insurance Company re Gordon MacRae case; Associated Press 04.26.02; Union Leader 04.27.02; Associated Press 04.29.02; Union Leader 04.29.02; Union Leader 05.24.02; Foster?s Online 04.10.03; Concord Monitor 04.15.03; Concord Monitor 04.16.03; Union Leader 04.16.03; Foster?s Daily Democrat (AP) 04.17.03; Concord Monitor 04.18.03; Concord Monitor 04.24.03; Concord Monitor 07.10.03
Assignments:
Associated Press 7.11.03 (add'l article); Concord Monitor 8.7.03 (add'l article)
RobichaudJames P.1979PAccusedOblates of Mary ImmaculateMoved to ME in 2000; incardinated in Portland Diocese in 2003. In 2008 allegations arose that he had sexually abused a minor girl around 1979 when he was working at St. Jean-Baptiste parish in Lowell, MA. Allegations known for five months before he was placed on leave 6/26/08. He committed suicide same night. Portland refused to pursue investigation after his death. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. In 4/12 Atty Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Robichaud.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 06.27.08; USA Today 06.27.08; Kennebec Journal 06.28.08; Rutland Herald (AP) 06.28.08; WBZ 07.01.08; Lowell Sun 07.02.08; Boston Herald 07.09.08; Bangor Daily News 07.10.08; Lowell Sun 07.11.08; Portland Press Herald 07.29.08; Boston Globe 11.20.11; BishopAccountability 04.11.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Robichaux
Robie1976PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Prominent diocesan official. Suspended in 10/18 after accusations that he sexually abused a girl, ages 16-18, 1979-1981. His accuser came forward to the diocese in 1994 and 2004; Robichaux was kept in ministry. She again contacted the diocese in 2018. A second woman alleged in 2018 that Robichaux abused her in 1975 when she was a 17 -or 18-year-old High School senior and he was a deacon in New Iberia. Bishop Jarrell appealed to the Vatican; appeal denied. Investigation ongoing in 1/19.Lafayette, LASource:
KATC News 10.17.18 10.17.18; KATC News 10.17.18 10.17.18; KATC 01.13.19 01.13.19; KATC 01.13.19 01.13.19; Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19 04.12.19; Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19 04.12.19; Lafayette Daily Advertiser 04.17.19
RobierFranz1936PSuedDiocesanNative of Austria. Came to San Diego 1955; incardinated 1957. In Jemez Springs NM for treatment 1957. Several suits filed 2003. Accused of abuse, including rape, of as many as 24 girls in late 1950s-early 1960s,. Area was part of San Diego Diocese but later became part of San Bernardino. Died in 1994. First suit set to go to trial 3/07 involved allegations by 4 sisters but SD diocese filed bankruptcy 2/07. Name on list released by San Diego 3/07. Claims settled 9/07 as part of massive $198.lM settlement. Personnel file released 10/10.San Diego, CASource:
San Bernardino County Sun 02.11.03; Union Tribune 11.08.03; Union Tribune 12.11.03; Union Tribune 12.12.03; Press Enterprise 11.10.05; Union Tribune 05.27.06; Union Tribune 06.22.06; Union Tribune 10.18.06; Union Tribune 01.17.07; Union Tribune 02.28.07; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; Union Tribune 03.31.07; Union Tribune 06.03.07; Union Tribune 09.08.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; San Diego Tribune 09.10.17
Assignments:
; Diocese of San Diego List 03.30.07
RobillardRaymond A.1966PAccusedDiocesanName appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says two alleged victim with claims beyond the SOL. in 1995 Robillard left position as chaplain at Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home to become assistant archivist at Diocesan Archives, effective immediately. One 1999 website celebrating anniversary of former parish refers to Robillard as "retired." 2002 Catholic Directory showed him absent on leave.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02; Herald News 09.27.02
RobinsonBarry1970PAccusedDiocesanNative of Australia. Worked in East Melbourne and in Santiago Chile. In Boston around 1994. Personnel file released 1/04. Fled to Australia in 1994 after admitting to therapist that he had sexual relations with a 16-yr-old boy in Boston's Jamaica Plain and also admitting to sexual misconduct in Chile. He was active priest in Australia for many years before being placed on leave. Later found living in "special house for priests with problems" next to a school. Reassigned as supply priest 4/10. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died October 10, 2014.Boston, MASource:
Associated Press 01.14.04; Boston Globe 01.14.04; Union Leader 01.15.04; The Age (Melbourne, Australia) 01.16.04; Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) 01.21.04; The Age (Melbourne, Australia) 05.13.04; The Age (Melbourne, Australia) 05.14.04; Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) 07.09.04; Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) 05.16.10; Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia 05.23.10; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12; Herald Sun Tributes [Australia] 10.13.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment
Robinson
Edmund J.1955PSuedJesuitAt least one of the plaintiffs in a civil suit filed by 10 accusers in 2/12 alleged abuse by Robinson when he was assigned to St. Paul's Mission in Hays, MT. Also accused of abuse of at least one girl in 1963 at St. Ignatius Mission in the Helena diocese. Last known to have lived at Regis Community in Spokane, WA. Died 5/22/14. 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. By 2017 Robinson had been accused in lawsuits of the sexual abuse, including rape, of 9 children - boys and girls - on Indian reservations in the 1950s and 1960s. On the Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On the Jesuit West list 121/7/18.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
NWJesuits 2005; Great Falls Tribune 02.08.12; KRTV 02.08.12; Market Watch 02.08.12; Great Falls Tribune 02.09.12; KPAX 06.07.12; Press Release from Kosnoff Fasy 01.31.14; Missoula Independent 03.27.14; Diocese of Helena List 04.29.15; Great Falls Tribune 08.15.17; Great Falls Tribune 08.16.17; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Jesuits West List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Robinson
Ernest E.1979PConvictedDiocesanName released by law firm 3/1/18. Likely "Priest K" in the 2003 Suffolk County GJ report. Claims settled 2/18 through the IRCP. Accused of abuse of plaintiff in about 1980, when Robinson was assigned to a Greenlawn, NY parish and plaintiff was an altar boy. Abuse reported to diocese the day it happened and multiple times thereafter. Robinson remained in ministry until 2006. Thought to be "many other" victims. Convicted in 2007 of sexually abusing a male minor in MA in 2006. On CT sex offender registry 2/18.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Anderson Advocates 03.01.18
Robinson
Gerald J.1964PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave 2003 or 2004. Accused in 2003 of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in 1978 at Mercy Hospital; accuser claimed ritual abuse by several priests. Accused 2005 of ritual abuse of a girl in 1968-75. Convicted 5/11/06 of 1980 ritual murder of nun at Mercy Hospital; sentenced to 15 years in prison. Case appealed. Ohio Sup. Court refused to hear appeal 12/08. Civil suit involving abuse dismissed 1/07 on SOL. Court reinstated lawsuit 10/07. Dismissed again 1/10. Dismissal upheld 12/10 & 4/11. Believed to be terminally ill (debilitating heart attack) in prison as of 6/3/14. Seeking early release but state authorities are opposing it. Early release denied 7/3/14. He died in prison 7/4/14. Will be buried as a priest.Toledo, OHSource:
Court TV (Toledo Ohio) 04.27.06; Beacon Journal (AP) 07.19.06; Toledo Blade 07.19.06; Beacon Journal 09.20.06; Toledo Blade 09.20.06; Toledo Blade 10.29.06; Beacon Journal 11.22.06; WCPO 01.17.07; Toledo Blade 01.18.07; Toledo Blade 01.19.07; Toledo Blade 03.13.07; Toledo Blade 10.27.07; WTVG 10.29.07; Renew America 10.30.07; Toledo Blade 12.15.07; Renew America 01.04.08; Toledo Blade 01.16.08; Toledo Blade 03.13.08; Toledo Blade 07.12.08; Toledo Blade 10.18.09; Toledo Blade 01.14.10; Columbus Dispatch 04.14.10; Toledo Blade 10.27.10; Toledo Blade 12.04.10; Columbus Dispatch 04.07.11; News-Times 04.07.11; Toledo Blade 04.12.11; Toledo Blade 05.20.11; WLWT 05.20.11; WTOL 05.20.11; Toledo Blade 05.21.11; Toledo Blade 02.21.13; Todelo Blade 06.22.13; Hartford Courant 10.31.13; Toledo Faith & Values 06.02.14; NBC 24 06.03.14; Toledo Blade 06.03.14; Toledo Blade 06.04.14; Toledo Blade 06.21.14; 10 TV 06.23.14; ABC News 06.24.14; Toledo Blade 06.24.14; Toledo Blade 06.27.14; Merced Sun-Star 07.03.14; Toledo Blade 07.03.14; Toledo Blade 07.03.14; 10 TV 07.04.14; ABC 24 07.04.14; International Business Times 07.04.14; Kansas City Star 07.04.14; NY Times 07.04.14; Raw Story 07.04.14; Toledo Blade 07.04.14; Blaze 07.05.14; Hamilton Spectator 07.05.14; Toledo Blade 07.05.14; Toledo Blade 07.05.14; 13 ABC 07.06.14; NBC 24 07.06.14; SNAP Statement 07.06.14; SF Gate 07.07.14; Toledo Blade 07.08.14; Naational Catholic Reporter 07.09.14; SNAP Statement 07.09.14; SNAP Statement 07.09.14; Fox 28 07.10.14; PennLive 07.10.14; SNAP Statement 07.10.14; Fox News 07.11.14; SNAP Statement 07.11.14; SNAP Statement 07.11.14; SNAP Statement 07.11.14; Toledo Blade 07.11.14; Toledo Blade 07.11.14; Toledo Free Press 07.11.14; Toledo Blade 07.12.14; Toledo Blade 07.19.14; Toledo Blade 07.29.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Robinson
James Richard1971PAccusedDiocesanMultiple alleged victims in UK, beginning when Robinson was in seminary. The first complaint was reportedly made in 1973. Transferred suddenly in 1986 from archdiocese of Birmingham (UK) to LA archdiocese. Reportedly worked in 5 LA parishes 1986-93.Los Angeles, CASource:
News of the World (UK) 10.12.03; Sunday Mercury (UK) 10.12.03; Birmingham Post (UK) 08.02.05; Birmingham Mail (UK) 02.18.08; BBC News 02.25.08; ICCoventry 02.27.08; Coventry Telegraph 07.24.08; Birmingham Post (UK) 02.10.09; BBC News 06.09.09; Press Association 08.07.09; Washington Post 08.07.09; BBC 08.08.09; Mirror 08.08.09; Coventry Telegraph 08.10.09; Coventry Telegraph 11.11.09; BBC News 10.22.10; Sunday Mercury 05.06.12
Robinson
John Allen1971PAccusedDiocesanAssociate pastor of Queen of Rosary parish in Elk Grove Village 1994-2003. Removed from public ministry 1/03 after summer 2002 accusation that he had been involved in sexual misconduct with teenage boy in late 1970s while assigned to St. Priscilla's in Chicago. Included in 10/05 settlement with Archdiocese re abuse by 14 priests. Permanently removed from public ministry 9/05. Died 3/20/16, per archdiocese's 11/28/18 updated list.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 01.05.03; Chicago Sun-Times 01.06.03; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Catholic New World 01.21.03; Chicago Sun-Times 06.15.03; Chicago Tribune 09.26.05; Chicago Daily Herald 09.27.05; Chicago Sun-Times 09.27.05; Chicago Tribune 10.28.05; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Daily Herald 11.06.14; Archdiocese of Chicago List Updated 11.28.18
Assignments:
Robinson Personnel File
Robinson
Perry L.1972PAccusedJesuitRemoved from active ministry by Omaha archbishop in 2/11 after allegation received of abuse in the 1980s in Milwaukee. Assigned in 2/11 to St. Gerald in Ralston. Church bulletin said that Jesuits gave him a sabbatical for health reasons. Had previously been accused while working at Marquette University H.S. in 1990s,of having nude photos of students. Sent for treatment and transferred out of state to NE. On the Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. (It says his removal was early 2012.)Milwaukee, WISource:
St Gerald Parish Bulletin 03.06.11; SNAP Wisconsin Letter to Jesuit Provincial 03.17.11; WISN 03.17.11; World-Herald 03.17.11; WOWT 03.18.11; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.19.11; Marquette Tribune 03.24.11; Omaha World-Herald 04.06.11; SNAP Statement 06.05.14; The Catholic Voice 12.03.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RobitailleMarcel L.1964PAccusedDiocesanChurch ignored complaints in 1986 about abuse of nephew. Accused in 1993 civil suit of abusing his younger brothers and the nephew over a period of many years. Diocese also named in suit. Civil suit against diocese was dismissed in 2002; judge ruled that abuse occurred only through family relationships and not through Robitaille's duties as a priest. Family reached a confidential settlement with Robitaille. A non-family complaint in 1997. Vatican sentenced him to life of prayer and penance 7/08.Portland, MESource:
Portland Press Herald 4.3.02; Portland Press Herald 03.27.02; Sun Journal 01.28.07; Bangor Daily News 01.29.07; Boston Globe 07.17.08; Sun Journal 07.18.08
RoblesVictor G. 1986PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Jesuits, later became an Austin diocesan priest. On the diocese's list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry in 2002. Retired 2009.Austin, TXSource:
Diocese of Austin List 01.31.19
RochaJoseph James1966PConvictedDominicanWorked in dioceses/archdioceses of Washington DC, Boston, Nashville, Providence. Left priesthood 1986, laicized 1988. Per 9/01 article, pled guilty to 1999 sexual assault of a 21-year-old mentally disabled man; sentenced to 10 years probation, counseling. Ordered to register as sex offender. Died in 2009. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Settlement with Order 11/15 re alleged abuse of minor 1968-69 at St. Stephen's Priory in Dover MA. On Dominican Province of St. Joseph's list in late 2018.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal Bulletin 09.01.01; 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; Dominican Province of St Joseph List 12.21.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RochacewiczThomas PAccusedRedemptoristRochacewicz served in Baltimore from 1975 to 1986. Per archdiocesan files, in 1987 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Rochacewicz in early 1980s. Diocese told Redemptorists. Additional allegations received regarding abuse in mid-1970s to mid-1980s. Name appears on Baltimore Archdiocese's Sept. 2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Roche
Allan E.1946PAccusedDiocesanRoche's niece told Archdiocese officials in 1992 that he had abused her for 7 yrs in 1950s. He denied & church took no action. Per personnel records released 2/03, church officials knew at the time about prior sexual misconduct, including 4-5 relationships with women in MA and NC as described in 1993 memo. Before his 1997 death, Roche admitted to abuse of his niece and reached a financial settlement with her. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died per 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Associated Press 02.24.03; Boston Globe 02.25.03; Boston Herald 02.25.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Another Assignment Record
RockJoseph A.1972PSuedDiocesanAssigned to parishes, Catholic Scouting and CYOs for many years. Two reports to diocese in 1986 of 'sexual contact' with three boys, one age 9, in the early 1980s. On 'sick leave' 2/86, sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. Assigned 10/87 to nursing home/retirement facility for priests. Resigned 11/01 after accused of sex abuse of two elderly residents. Another allegation 1/92; Rock admitted to feeling boys' genitals. Lawsuit filed by 20-year-old man in 1994 claiming Diocese failed to prevent him from abuse at ages 9-12 by Rock in Mount Carbon. Rock denied the allegation. No criminal charges. Report 3/00 of past abuse of boy beginning 5th or 6th grade. Named in suits filed by five alleged victims in 2004 claiming the diocese knew about abuse by Rock and other priests but systematically covered it up. Another allegation in 2007 of abuse of 6th to 8th-grade boy 1979-81. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's 8/19/18 list.Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 04.11.02; Morning Call 01.14.04; Morning Call 06.21.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
RodakowskiLouis G.1942PAccusedDiocesanWoman made claim in 2005 and he admitted inappropriately touching her when she was a minor. Placed on leave. Per 11/06 news article, 2 individuals had made accusations that Rodakowski abused them, one in 1948 and the other in 1961-63. Rodakowski retired in 1977 but continued to guest-preach in two parishes as late as 1997 and 2002. Was honored for 61 years as a priest and 90th birthday in 2003. Personnel documents released 11/08.Portland, ORSource:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; Register-Guard 11.26.08; Register-Guard 11.27.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RodgersKenneth1943PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/29/19. Noted to have a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse 1959-60. Died in 2005.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Rodgers; Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Rodgers
RodieErnest BSuedBrothers of Holy Cross of TexasAccused of abuse of 1 in 1964-1965. Named in Archdiocesan Report Addendum. Named in 1 civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Rodino
Salvatore (Samuel)n.d.PAccusedDiocesanDiocese placed him on leave 10/09 after Review Board said there were "reasonable grounds" to believe that he sexually abused a teenager in the early 1980s while at Blessed Sacrament in Albany. Rodino denied the allegations. No civil or criminal prosecution because of SOL, per authorities. Worked at several schools before and after ordination. Diocese announced 10/28/09 that there was a similar allegation in the 1990s but not enough evidence to remove him. On Albany's list, revised 11/3/18. Case on appeal in Rome.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 10.24.09; FoxNews23 10.24.09; Albany Times Union 10.25.09; Albany Times Union 10.25.09; The Record 10.25.09; The Record 10.26.09; WTEN 10.26.09; Albany Times Union 10.28.09; The Record 10.28.09; WRGB 10.28.09; Albany Times Union 10.30.09; The Record 01.09.10; The Record 01.10.10; Diocese of Albany Revised List 11.30.18
Rodrigue
Edward Anthony1962 ?PConvictedDiocesanSentenced to probation in 1979 for abuse of 1 youth. Sentenced in 1998 to 10 years' prison for abuse of youth in 1997. Civil suits filed 2003 by at least 19. Admits to abuse of "four or five" boys every year of his 22-year career. Laicized 1992. Released from prison 1/06. Judge ruled that Diocese may be assessed punitive damages if found liable. Name on 3/30/07 list of San Diego/San Bernardino priests accused of abuse. Died in 2009. Suit by 1 settled 4/10. Personnel file released 10/10. On San Bernardino list 10/9/18.San Diego, CASource:
Press Enterprise 01.21.98; San Bernardino Sun 06.02.03; San Bernardino Sun 06.23.03; Press Enterprise 09.25.03; Washington Post 01.03.04; Press Enterprise 04.01.04; Union Tribune 04.01.04; LA Times 08.10.05; Union Tribune 01.26.06; Press Enterprise 03.31.06; Union Tribune 05.27.06; Press Enterprise 06.05.06; Union Tribune 01.18.07; Union Tribune 02.28.07; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; Union Tribune 03.31.07; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Voice of San Diego 04.05.10; Poway Patch 10.23.10; Documents released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Diocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18
Assignments:
; Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
RodriguezAlberto1971PSuedOPIn 2005 civil suit filed in Miami, one man accused Rodriguez of abusing him at Holy Cross in Atlanta. Plaintiff alleged that Rodriguez kept him locked in the basement of the rectory, drugged him and abused him over a 30 day period. The plaintiff also alleged abuse by multiple other priests in Miami. He fled to Atlanta to escape the abuse. Supposedly Rodriguez admitted abuse to Fr. Hector Gonzales Abreu. Suit settled 2007.Atlanta, GASource:
Affidavit of Fr Hector Gonzales Abreu 02.10.05; Doe 20 v Archdiocese of Miami, et al Cause No 10-64439CA32 02.16.05; Miami Herald 02.16.05; Doe 20 v Archdiocese of Miami, Cause No 05-3433-CA-01 Docket 02.20.07
Rodriguez
Carlos Rene1986PConvictedVincentianFirst abuse report 1987. Placed on leave 1993. Convicted 2004 of abuse of 2 teen boys 1988-93. Sentenced to 8 years in prison. Accused of abuse prior to 1994 in civil litigation. Laicized 1993 (or 1998 per L.A. Archdiocese). Included in 12/06 $60M settlement re 22 priests which covered all of the cases involving molestations that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985. Released from prison 1/08. Personnel file released 1/13. Order file released 9/9/13. Found in 10/16 ministering at an L.A. church not affiliated with the archdiocese, using the name Carlos Ramirez. Removed after publicity. Lawsuit filed 10/18 by 2 brothers alleging abuse in the 1990s in Riverside, when they were ages 12 and 7.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Errata Notice # 1; USA Today 11.11.02; Los Angeles Daily News 07.01.03; Ventura County Star 12.07.03; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Contra Costa Times (AP) 03.13.04; John Roe 4 vs Does, Cause No 1156450, Superior Court of California 08.27.04; Ventura County Star 01.09.05; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06; LA Times 12.02.06; Ventura County Star 12.02.06; City of Angels 12.07.07; City of Angels 01.22.08; Ventura County Star 10.04.09; LA Daily News 10.12.12; LA Times 02.01.13; NY Times 02.04.13; SNAP Statement 09.08.13; Los Angeles Daily News 09.09.13; Sun Herald 09.09.13; Gallup Independent 12.10.13; My News LA 11.01.16; KPCC Radio 10.25.18; San Bernardino Sun 10.25.18; Palm Springs Desert Sun 11.01.18
RodriguezEsteban1986PSettledCarmelitePriest from Puerto Rico. (Not related to Ruben Rodriguez). 1 of 4 priests accused of abuse of boy, age 16, by giving him money for sex. Civil suit filed in 2000 was settled prior to 2002. May still be active priest in Puerto Rico.New York, NYSource:
NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02
RodriguezJohn C1960PAccusedDiocesanResigned from parish 3/95 after lawsuit filed which alleged he abused a 19 yr old seminarian after getting him drunk more than 20 yrs previously. After suspension, Rodriguez was sent for treatment for alcoholism. He was allowed to work under certain restrictions until 2002 when he was permanently removed. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 03.24.95; Albuquerque Tribune 12.19.98; Albuquerque Tribune 04.27.02; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
RodriguezJose H.1975PAccusedDiocesanIn 2003 Diocesan Review board said Rodriguez was accused of sexual abuse in 1999 concerning an incident that occurred more than 20 yrs before. Settlement reached with victim and Rodriguez removed from active ministry in 1999. He served in a number of churches in AZ and NM. Shown as "retired" in 2002 OCD. Per diocese, was at Assumption parish in Overgaard AZ as of 6/20/05.Gallup, NMSource:
Gallup (NM) Independent 05.20.03; Arizona Republic 08.14.03; Gallup Independent 08.02.05; Gallup Independent 05.28.11; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; Diocese of Gallup [downloaded 02.28.15; Arizona Journal 11.21.15
Assignments:
Diocese of Gallup [downloaded 02.28.15]
RodriguezOscar A. "Paul"1964PConvictedDiocesanOscar Alexander "Paul" Rodriguez abused an altar boy, age 11 or 12, 1966-67. The boy's mother told church authorities. Removed and sent for treatment, first to a KY mental hospital, then to the Servants of the Paraclete in NM. Never reinstated. His victim filed a police report in 1993. Rodriguez pled guilty to fondling. Sentenced to 4 months in jail (with balance of five-year sentence suspended) and 10 years probation. Admitted abuse of others during trial. Working as clinical psychologist at CA Men's Colony, a prison, at time of arrest. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19.Richmond, VASource:
Richmond Times-Dispatch 07.03.93; Richmond Times-Dispatch 08.04.93; Richmond Times-Dispatch 10.29.93; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; News Channel 6 02.13.19
RodriguezReyes G. 1967 ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/4/18. It notes three cases of abuse, reported in 1987, 2004 and 2007. Faculties removed in 2002, retired 8/02. Ordered by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance.Salt Lake City, UTSource:
Diocese of Salt Lake City List 12.04.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Salt Lake City List 12.04.18
RodriguezRuben PSettledCarmeliteCivil suit settled 2001. One of 4 priests accused of abuse of boy, age 16, by giving him money for sex. No relation to Esteban Rodriguez in the same suit. Sent for psychiatric evaluation. Returned to Puerto Rico where he may still be active priest.New York, NYSource:
NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02
RoebertMichael M.1966PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 youth from 1969-1970. Sued in 11/2003. Named in archdiocesan report. Archdiocese investigated in 2004 and decided allegations were unfounded.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
RoemeleCarl M.1963PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. A woman told the diocese in 6/67 that Roemele sexually abused her son and 3 young boys while assigned to St. William's. He stayed in ministry until going on leave in 2/76 and resigning in 8/76. Laicized 2/78. Report in 8/04 that the priest molested 3 St. Joseph's altar boys; the man who alleged the abuse also said that when he was in 6th grade he saw Roemele molest a boy at night during a trip an Aleo Lake cabin. A 2008 report allegeded abuse of an 11- or 12-year-old St. Joseph's altar boy in 1968. The abuse allegedly occurred after every mass for a year, and at a camp. In 10/10, a woman alleged, abuse of a a 10-year-old boy and others in 1969 at St. Joseph's and a camp. She said her son started drinking at age 10 and died an alcoholic in 2003. In 2009 Roemele denied any abuse. Civil suit filed against Bishop Zubik and Cardinal Wuerl in 10/18. Two more in 12/18.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Tribune Review 10.05.18; WPXI 12.13.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Roemer
Donald Patrick1970PConvictedDiocesanConvicted 1981. Privileges removed. 2 yrs mental hospital and 10 yrs probation. Abuse of boys. 1 girl also alleges abuse. Suits filed 1984, 2003 & 2004. He is # 8 on Archdiocese list of 10 priests with most accusations of abuse (with 13). He admitted to at least 30. Still on Calif. Sex Offender Register as of 1/2/10 and is shown to be living in Anaheim. Personnel file released 1/13. Laicized 5/9/06.Los Angeles, CASource:
John Roe 4 v Does Cause No 1156450 Superior Court of California; United Press International 03.12.81; United Press International 05.30.81; LA Times 10.28.03; Ten Minute Activist 02.06.04; LA Times 02.18.04; LA Archdiocesan Report page 10.17.05; City of Angels 12.07.07; LA Daily News 10.12.12; Ventura County Star 02.09.13; LA Times 06.26.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
RogeroElmo J.1944PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Died 1959. Allegation received after his death of abuse in the 1950s. Unclear as to where. Worked in New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL.New Orleans, LASource:
Jesuits Central and Southern List 12.07.18
RogersDonald  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Removed from active ministry in 1967, laicized 1974. In 2004 an allegation that Rogers sexually abused a male minor in 1962 was brought to the Review Board. The Board reviewed the file in 2019 and noted evidence of multiple credible allegations.Alexandria, LASource:
Diocese of Alexandria List 02.06.19; Avoyelles Today 02.10.19
RogersFoster P.1966PAccusedDiocesanRogers was suspended from duties at St. Pius X Church in Chili by Bishop Clark 5/02 and resigned from parish. Man alleged in 2002 that Rogers had molested him in 1975 when he was 16. Another man also came forward to say that he had complained to Diocese in1993 about earlier abuse by Rogers. Voluntarily laicized per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.Rochester, NYSource:
Associated Press 5.2.02; Catholic Courer 6.7.12; Democrat & Chornicle 5.4.02; Post-Standard 5.4.02; Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5.3.02; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02
RogersJohn K.1976PAccusedDiocesanRogers, noted religious scholar and former campus minister at Humboldt State University died by suicide 11/8/95 in Belgium upon being ordered back to the US to face accusations that he molested a 15-year-old boy in 1976. Suicide note declared innocence but said pain and embarrassment too much to handle. Accuser said he first complained in 1989 and again in 1995; he died of drug abuse about six years after Rogers' death.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Press Democrat 11.05.95; Press Democrat 11.14.95; Press Democrat 11.15.95; Press Democrat 11.17.95; Press Democrat 11.21.95; Press Democrat 11.23.95; LA Times 12.18.95; Press Democrat 04.02.02; Plain Dealer 05.25.02; Press Democrat 06.09.02; San Francisco Chronicle 01.18.04; Press Democrat 01.19.04; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
Rogers
Stephen G.1995PConvictedDiocesanRogers, a religion teacher at Central Catholic High School, was placed on leave 12/02 after being caught with internet child porn. Convicted in 2003 and sentenced to 21 months prison. Served 18 months. Diocese paid his salary while he was in prison. Teacher's certificate was been revoked as of 11/06. Permanently removed from public ministry. Still a registered sex offender as of 1/2/10.Toledo, OHSource:
Diocese of Toledo Status Report 4.8.08; Toledo Blade 5.1.03; Bucyrus Telegraph Forum 01.03.03; Toledo Blade 09.30.03; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Toledo Blade 07.27.05; Toledo Blade 10.06.06; Toledo Blade 10.07.06; Toledo Blade 11.10.06
RogersThomas W. 1952PAccusedDiocesanDiocese of Greensburg, PA priest. First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Allegation 8/62 of attempted sexual assault by Rogers of an adolescent boy near Lake Saranac in NY. Diocese of Ogdensburg NY notified Greensburg's Bishop Connare. Alleged victim told police in the Lake Saranac area that the attempted assault occurred after he was picked up hitch-hiking. The boy escaped and was able to give detailed information to police. The car was traced to Rogers, who was in the area visiting his mother. The boy's description of the man in the car matched Rogers "perfectly." Police confronted Rogers at a local church rectory; he denied the incident. The boy's father, "a good Catholic," was called to the rectory. He agreed not to press charges if Rogers stayed away from the area and admitted guilt. Police agreed. Rogers left town the same day. Rogers remained in parish ministry. Retired 11/98. Removed from public ministry after review of file in 2002. Died 2005.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Rogers (in Philly)
Francis P.1946PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of numerous young boys, beginning just after his ordination and continuing for decades. Retired 1995. One man complained to Archdiocese in 1998 and Rogers was moved to a retirement home. Died 2005.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 9.22.05 (2nd); Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Rogers (in Wilmington, DE)
Francis J.1981PAccusedDiocesanCredible allegation of abuse of a minor in 1981. Removed from ministry 2003. Name appears on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Fighting release of personnel files 2/12.Wilmington, DESource:
News Journal 11.20.05 (Major Account); News Journal 01.17.03; News Journal 01.28.03; The Dialog 11.16.06; News Journal 11.17.06; News Journal 11.20.06; News Journal 11.07.09; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12
Assignments:
News Journal 11.16.06; BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
Rogge
Louis P.1954PConvictedCarmelitePled guilty in 1974 to child molestation charges in Athens GA. Sentenced to six years probation. Returned to active ministry in 1976. Abused two brothers in Joliet diocese 1996 and 1999. Removed from public ministry in 2002. Indicted on criminal charges in 12/06, pled guilty in 4/07. Was expected to receive 60 day sentence and probation. Died 8/07 before sentencing. On Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/18.Atlanta, GASource:
Chicago Tribune 12.21.06; Herald News 12.21.06; Belleville News Democrat (AP) 12.22.06; Chicago Tribune 12.22.06; Daily Southtown (AP) 12.22.06; Herald News 12.22.06; Pravda 12.22.06; Chicago Tribune 04.26.07; Daily Southtown 04.26.07; ABC 13 04.27.07; Chicago Tribune 07.27.07; Chicago Tribune 08.12.07; Chicago Tribune 08.30.07; Online Athens 09.01.07; Archdiocese of Atlanta List 11.06.18; WSB TV 11.07.18
Rogge
Norman J.1956PConvictedJesuitPled guilty in FL in 1967 to one count of contributing to delinquency of minor. Sentenced to three years probation and psychiatric counseling. Charged in FL in 1985 with one count of sexual battery or lewd and lascivious act on boy under 14 in 1984. Sentenced to one year in jail. Also worked in TX, CA, KS, AL, LA. Living in LA in 2002. complaint 2004 of 1962 abuse. Died 2/04/09. On Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. On Alexandria diocese's list 2/6/19. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province's list 12/7/19.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Court Docs on 1967 Conviction 06.16.67; United Press International 06.07.85; United Press International 11.06.85; Court Docs on 1985 Criminal charges 11.07.85; Associated Press 04.17.02; Advocate 04.19.02; Times of Acadiana 04.23.02; Dallas Morning News 05.04.02; Dallas Morning News 08.08.02; Times-Picayune 02.16.09; SNAP Statement 05.16.14; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18; Jesuits Central and Southern Province List 12.07.18; KATC 01.13.19; Diocese of Alexandria List 02.06.19; Avoyelles Today 02.10.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RohrichJohn F.1965PSettledDiocesanResigned 6/75. Accused of abuse of 16-year-old girl. Claims settled in 2004 for $125K. Victim released copies of settlement. Newly identified as abuser in Archdiocesan Report 3/20/06. Laicized 1/20/16.Chicago, ILSource:
Belleville News Democrat (AP) 02.11.06; WBBM 02.11.06; Chicago Sun-Times 02.12.06; Letter to Cardinal George 02.13.06; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; Archdiocese of Chicago List Updated 11.28.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Rohrich Personnel File
RojasJesus Jeremias  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. From the Archdiocese of Huancayo, Peru. In San Antonio briefly in late 1962. Accused by a young girl of sexual abuse. Admitted the abuse, dismissed from the archdiocese.San Antonio, TXSource:
Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19
Rolko
Stephen M.1957PAccusedDiocesanPastor from 1975 until his death of Holy Trinity in Columbia PA. Died 12/4/93. Assigned to St. Rose of Lima in York 1961-64. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused after his death of having sexually abused a child.Harrisburg, PASource:
Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.07.18
RollDavid1970PAccusedDiocesanName appears on list of priets with credible allegations of abuse released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07.List says he is "removed". Faculties withdrawn 6/86 and placed on medical leave 7/86. At St. Luke's in 1986 & at Paraclete Center in 1987. Disability retirement 3/93 Personnel File released 10/25/10. Contains notes re various allegations in 1976, 1986-1987 thru 1993/1994 and in 2002. At least two involved young women.San Diego, CASource:
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
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
RomaniJoseph C.1934PAccusedDiocesanBorn in Italy. Came to Portland in 1945 and incardinated in 1946. Per documents released by Maine AG's office, allegations received in 2002 - 2003 that Romani had abused at least 3 women in 1950s and 1960s when they were young children. Served at St. Peter's in Portland during his entire career. Retired in 1983 and died in 2001 at age 93. He supervised a known abuser Lawrence Sabatino beginning in 1967 and may have failed to report add'l allegations against him.Portland, MESource:
Portland Press Herald 6.5.05; Website of St. Peters Church in Portland, n.d.; Portland Press Herald 05.17.01; Maine AG Document Production 05.27.05
RomanoJoseph R.1966PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse in 1998 but authorities found the complaint unfounded. In 2002 and again in 2003 additional complaints were received. Placed on leave 2/03. Civil suit filed 10/05. Requested canonical trial 8/05. He served as a prison chaplain from 1984 to 1999 when he retired and moved to Florida. Romano served as assistant principal at former Cardinal McCloskey High School during mid-1970s and also served as a fire department chaplain 1967-1984.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 02.10.03; Albany Times Union 02.11.03; Albany Times Union 09.01.05; Albany Times Union 10.13.05; NY Post 12.12.05; Diocese of Albany Revised List 11.30.18
Romano
Russell Lawrence1973PAccusedDiocesanNewly identified as abuser in Archdiocesan Report of 3/20/06. Resigned from priesthood 10/91. At least one claim included in 7/09 settlement involving 4 priests and 6 claims. Laicized 5/09. In 2013, was working as licensed counselor in Illinois for a healthcare provider. The health care provider began an investigation. Had "retired" as of 6/13. Personnel File released 01/14.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; CBS 2 07.21.09; Earth Times 07.21.09; SNAP Statement 07.21.09; WLS 07.21.09; Chicago Tribune 07.22.09; WBBM 07.22.09; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 01.14.10; Personnel File Released 01.21.13; Bolingbrook Patch 05.09.13; Chicago Tribune 05.09.13; SNAP Statement 05.09.13; Bolingbrook Patch 05.14.13; Daily Herald 05.15.13; SNAP Statement 05.15.13; SNAP Statement 06.11.13; Bollingbrook Patch 06.12.13; Chicago Tribune 06.12.13; Chicago Tribune 01.21.14; Personnel File Released 01.21.14; KVOA 01.23.14; Arizona Daily Star 01.24.14; Tucson News Now 01.24.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RomanskyJoseph A.1975PConvictedDiocesanAccused in 1985 of playing strip poker with boys, offering them money for oral sex, fondling them, and masturbating in front of them. Mother of one was given a condo, a car and a job. Pled guilty. Romansky received probated sentence; sent to St. Luke's for treatment. Invited in 1988 by Biloxi MS Bishop Howze to work in a parish; Howze aware of his abuse history. Howze sent him back to Cleveland after four years. At least two civil suits filed; settled in 1991. Worked in nursing home until 2002 when placed on leave. Three more suits filed 9/02. Said to have likely abused dozens of teen African American boys and girls 1975-1995. Two priests said in 2002 that they had reported him to the Cleveland diocese in 1975. Died 7/04.Cleveland, OHSource:
United Press International 07.12.87; Associated Press 07.17.87; Plain Dealer 03.10.02; Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 09.19.02; Cleveland Scene 01.15.03; Akron Beacon Journal 08.19.04; Akron Beacon Journal 01.03.05; Sun Herald 01.24.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Romanus/BrocatoBrother/Salvador J. BSettledXaverian BrothersNative of Italy. Taught in KY, MA, MD, VA and Brooklyn NY. Given name was Salvador J. Brocato. Xaverians settled for 75k in early 2000s with a man alleging sexual abuse by Bro. Romanus over a 4-yr period in the 1960s, when the man was a 10 to 13 year-old boy. Abuse reportedly occurred at in a classroom closet at Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School where Romanus worked, in bathhouse locker rooms and swimming pool changing rooms, and under the Coney Island boardwalk. Romanus died 6/30/92.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Courier Journal 07.02.92; New York Daily News 05.17.16
RomeroMichael C. 1977PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 1/12 the diocese was told that a man alleged that Romero sexually abused him when he was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception in Washington PA, where Romero was assigned 1978-82. In 6/12 a woman told the diocese that Romero had sexually abused her son and given him alcohol when he was an altar boy at Immaculate Conception. The alleged victim later told the diocese that he was an altar boy at the parish from grade school until he was a high school freshman. He said Romero gave him gifts and that he and Fr. John Bauer gave him alcohol and talked a lot about masturbation. Romero went on Leave of Absence in 3/90, which was his status until his death in 2000.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
RomeroOswald E. 1950PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 4/06 a 53-year-old man told the diocese that when he was ages 13-14 in 1966 or 1967, Romero sexually abused him. Romero was assisting at the time at St. Regis in Oakland, PA. The man said the abuse occurred under the guise of driving lessons, and that Romero fondled and performed oral sex on him. Romero retired in 1993 and died in 1997.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Romero
William1967PSettledDiocesanPer 7/02 article, during the 1975-1976 school year, Romero would sexually exploit students by forcing them to undress in his bedroom, after which they would share wine from the chalice and take the Host wafer. Romero would also take nude pictures of some children. Several suits filed. Some settled 2004-2005. Left priesthood in 2003. New civil suit filed against Miami AD 3/22/12 re abuse at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Coral Gables in 1970s.Venice, FLSource:
Injury Board 9.5.08; KansasCityChannel.com 5.5.06; Naples Daily News 2.8.04; Naples Daily News 9.9.03; Statement by Bishop Nevins 05.24.02; Sarasota Herald Tribune 05.29.02; Naples Daily News 04.28.03; Naples Daily News 08.30.03; Naples Daily News 10.14.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Naples Daily News 05.02.05; Palm-Beach Post 10.18.06; NBC Miami 03.23.12
Ronald
Roy K.1960PAccusedDiocesanFirst 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 2013; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Official Catholic Directory shows he was 'absent on leave' 1995-98, 'retired' 1998 on.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Olean Times Herald 03.21.18; Buffalo News 03.23.18; Buffalo News 03.24.19
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
Ronan
Andrew M1951PSettledOSM ServiteAccused of abuse of seminarian in Ireland. Sent to US and accused of abuse of male high school students in Chicago in 1963-1964. Sent to Portland OR and abused mid-1960s. Suit filed 2002 in OR re 1966 abuse. Laicized 1966. Died 1992. Documents released by Portland AD 11/08 (see last page). Plaintiff sued Holy See; US Sup. Court said suit could go forward 6/10. Vatican posted some files on its website 8/11. Judge ruled 8/12 that Vatican not employer.Chicago, ILSource:
Associated Press 04.03.02; Associated Press (2nd) 04.03.02; Petition in John V Doe v Holy See 04.03.02; Chicago Sun-Times 04.04.02; The Oregonian 04.04.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; USA Today 11.11.02; The Oregonian 12.11.05; Chicago Sun-Times (AP) 06.07.06; Catholic Online 06.08.06; National Catholic Reporter 06.16.06; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Portland Archdiocese Document Production 01.08.09; Sacramento Bee 03.04.09; OPB News 03.05.09; Tribune 02.07.10; Washington Post (AP) 06.28.10; Bellingham Herald 04.22.11; San Francisco Chronicle 08.17.11; San Francisco Chronicle (AP) 08.17.11; Holy See Document Production 08.19.11; Statement by Counsel for Holy See 08.19.11; Handout from Counsel for John V Doe 08.22.11; Minnesota Public Radio 08.22.11; Republic 12.02.11; NCR 08.24.12; NCR 08.07.13
Assignments:
Partial Assignment History in Vatican Archive of the Congregation for Religious
RondeauJulian Edward1945PAccusedMaristDied 1999. Ordination apparently adjusted from 1945 to 1971 starting in 1993 Catholic Directory (this was after allegation made). Rondeau admitted in 1992-1993 correspondence with a victim that he had sexually abused her and her sister. Writer was about 10 in 1966 when abuse started. Omitted in 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Assignment Record with Links to Documents; Eagle Tribune 07.05.99; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
Eagle Tribune 07.05.99
Roney
David A.1945PSuedDiocesanOrdained for St. Paul, incardinated 1957 in New Ulm diocese. Lawsuits 8/03 by 2 different women re abuse by Roney 1967-1980, when they were children. Two more filed suit 9/03. Diocese said 2 previous lawsuits settled. Diocese learned of Roney' s conduct in 1987; sent for evaluation and therapy. Allowed to minister at San Lucas Toliman Mission in Guatemala beginning 1994. Removed from active retirement 2002. Died 1/03 in Guatemala, age 82. Two women settled 2005. Case of 4 more women was dism'd by MN Court of Appeals 8/31/10. More suits pending 9/13. At least 30 accusers, at least 1 as young as age 7. Name included on New Ulm list released by Atty Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul - Minneapolis 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."New Ulm, MNSource:
Diocese of New Ulm News Release 08.01.03; Associated Press 09.17.03; WCCO Channel 4 10.03.05; St Paul Pioneer Press 10.04.05; West Central Tribune 08.21.07; City Pages 10.03.07; Court Decision in Leagle 09.01.10; Post-Bulletin 09.01.10; West Central Tribune 09.13.13; Bemidji Pioneer 09.16.13; Jamestown Sun 09.16.13; KARE 09.16.13; Press Release from Jeff Anderson (with documents) 09.16.13; West Central Tribune 09.16.13; West Central Tribune 09.16.13; Mankato Free Press 09.17.13; The Journal 09.17.13; Swift County Monitor-News 09.19.13; Mankato Free Press 12.12.13; Doe 18's opposition to Diocese's Motion to Dismiss 12.30.13; Doe 6 & 7 Opposition to Diocese's Motion to Dismiss 12.30.13; Legal Examiner 01.06.14; Mankato Free Press 01.06.14; Fr Francis Garvey Deposition 01.24.14; KSTP 08.04.14; Pioneer Press 08.04.14; Star Tribune 08.04.14; CBS Minnesota 02.29.16; Bemidji Pioneer 03.29.16; BishopAccountability Lists 03.29.16; Diocese of New Ulm List 03.29.16; KEYC 03.29.16; Mankato Free Press 03.29.16; Minnesota Public Radio 03.29.16; Star Tribune 03.29.16; West Central Tribune 03.29.16; The Journal 03.30.16; WTOP 05.07.16; Journal 05.22.16; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis Sttement 11.03.17; Catholic Spirit 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17
Assignments:
Diocese of New Ulm Assignment Record
Rooney
Donald1979PAccusedDiocesanCommitted suicide 4/02 after being asked to come to Diocesan offices to discuss allegation that he had sexually molested a girl in 1980. 4 more women and the father of another came forward with similar charges. One woman filed a class action suit 6/02 alleging that Rooney abused her and about 20 of her female classmates after the 1984-1985 school year. Another woman filed suit alleging that Rooney had groped and kissed her. Court denied suits and Court of Appeals agreed.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.5.02; Plain Dealer 4.5.02; Plain Dealer 4.6.02; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Cleveland Plain Dealer 05.25.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Akron Beacon Journal 06.20.02; Ohio Court of Appeals Ruling 10.05.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RooneyRobert J.   ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list in late 2018. First assignment in 1954. Accusation 6/13/62 of abuse in 1962. Accused 4/27/10 of abuse 1965-67 in NJ while on leave from Wheeling-Charleston. Noted to have been investigated by NJ diocese and NJ Prosecutor's office. Died 7/16/94.Wheeling-Charleston, WVSource:
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston List Updated 12.05.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston List Updated 12.05.18
Rooney
Sean Leo1959PSettledSalesians of Don BoscoAccused in 12/16/13 lawsuit of repeated sexual abuse of a boy age 14 at the Salesian minor seminary in Goshen NY, where Rooney taught theology and physics and was the financial administrator. The alleged abuse included removing the boy's clothing, touching and fondling the boy's naked buttocks and genitals skin-on-skin, and masturbating on the boy. The boy was also allegedly abused by Rooney on a school bus trip from Don Bosco Technical High School in Boston to Sacred Heart Retreat House in Ipswich. The complaint also alleged abuse of the boy in 1978 by Fr Joseph Maffei SDB and in 1981 by Bro Alan Scheneman SDB. Rooney was listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement during the year previous. The Salesians confirmed a monetary settlement had been reached. Rooney worked in the Boston, Gary, Paterson, New Orleans, New York, Newark, and Birmingham (arch)dioceses during his 50-year career, and was laicized in 2008.New York, NYSource:
John Doe v Fr Sean Rooney SDB et al 12.16.13; AP 10.31.14; BA Information Page 10.31.14; Garabedian Law 10.31.14; Times-Picayune 11.05.14
Assignments:
Detailed BA Assignment Record
RooneyThomas1991PAccusedDiocesanOne of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as chaplain at the Immaculate Mary Home,a Catholic nursing facility for the elderly, in Northeast Philadelphia. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that allegations he violated standards of ministry were substantiated and he was unsuitable for ministry.Philadelphia, PASource:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12; Philly Burbs 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11
Roos
Edward M.1966PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Roos eligible for the IRCP. Died in 2015.New York, NYSource:
Catholic New York Obituary 07.09.15; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
RoperWilliam< 1968PSuedClaretianAccused in 2002 of abuse of 1 girl from 1968-1969. Named in 1 civil suit and in archdiocesan report. Worked in Gallup diocese 1964-65. Included on Gallup 12/14 list of clerics credibly accused of abuse of minor(s).Deceased.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Diocese of Gallup Downloaded 02.28.15
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Rosas FloresFidel  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report noted to have been received in 2008 of incidents 2001-05, and "no record of priest serving in archdiocese."Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18
RoscettiFrancis1955PAccusedOFM CapuchinNamed publicly as accused on the Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018. Allegation received 5/7/15 of abuse 1967-72 (Diocese of Richmond at the time). Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19. Accused in 2013 of abuse in the mid-1980s. Assigned 1978-88 to St. Ambrose in Cresaptown. Roscetti died in 1991.Wheeling-Charleston, WVSource:
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston List Updated 12.05.18; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 04.24.19
Rosch
James J.1972PAccusedDiocesanRosch was removed in 2002 after credible allegations that he abused a teenage boy 20 years prior. There was a payment by the Diocese. Rosch claimed that his removal was because he fondled a 17-year-old girl when he was 23 and had not yet been ordained. The Diocese refuted his claim, saying that that would not have been cause for his removal. May have appealed dismissal to Vatican.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 06.29.02; Albany Times Union 07.23.02; Albany Times Union 07.28.02; Albany Times Union 03.11.04; Diocese of Albany Revised List 11.30.18
Rose
Charles Anthony "Raimond" BSettledFSC - Brothers of the Christian SchoolsNamed in 2003 CA suit re abuse of 14 yr old boy in early 1982. Settled late 2004 for $1.1M. Rose moved back to MN in 1983 when allegations of abuse first surfaced. Suit filed in MN in 2/09 alleges Order and School already knew of abuse of 1 boy but allowed Rose to continue working and to abuse plaintiff in 1966-1967. 8 new suits in MN between 2-11/09 re abuse after transfer to MN. Living in Chicago without ministry since 2002. Other suits in ND & WI in 2010. 1 settled 9/10. 16 settled 12/10.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Wausau Daily Herald 9.1.09; Contra Costa Times 01.23.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Pioneer Press 02.27.09; Pioneer Press 05.19.09; Star Tribune 05.19.09; Pioneer Press 05.22.09; Stillwater Gazette 06.25.09; San Jose Mercury News 06.26.09; Inforum 08.22.09; Fox 11 09.03.09; Star Tribune 09.23.09; Stillwater Gazette 09.24.09; Star Tibune 11.17.09; Inforum 11.20.09
Assignments:
Inforum 1.26.10 (add'l article); Inforum 3.10.10 (add'l article); KFGO 3.16.10 (add'l article); Inforum 4.12.10 (add'l article); Inforum 5.6.10 (add'l article); Leader-Telegram 5.11.10 (add'l article)
RoseDonald1953PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse in 1962. On leave since 1992. Ordered by the Vatican to live a life of prayer and penance.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Donald Rose 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Donald Rose 01.17.19
RoseFrancis1939PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse, occurring in 1943-44, reported after his death. Rose died in 1983.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Francis Rose 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Francis Rose 01.17.19
Rosenkranz
George J.1962PSuedDiocesanName sometimes spelled Rosenkrantz. Sued 2000 for abuse in 1970s. Other suits filed 3/02 and 1/03. Suits claim Archdiocese knew of his history as far back as 1960s but did nothing except transfer him. Placed on leave in 1989 because of multiple allegations of abuse of minors. Name on 3/5/03 Boston Globe list of 48 priests dropped from 2003 clergy directory because they have been suspended from ministry after facing abuse allegations. Involuntary laicization announced 2/07.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 03.11.02; Associated Press 04.13.02; Deposition of Cardinal Bernard Law 08.13.02; Boston Globe 09.13.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Boston Herald 01.10.03; Boston Globe 01.26.03; NH Atty General Report on the Investigation of Manchester Diocese 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Boston Globe 03.05.03; Documents re Rosenkranz from Memorandum in Ford v Law 07.21.03; Excerpt from Memorandum in Ford v Law 07.21.03; Boston Globe 11.15.04; Salem News 02.24.07; Times Argus (AP) 02.24.07
Assignments:
Boston Globe 4.14.08 (add'l article); WCAS 2.9.09 (add'l article); Salem News 8.26.11; National Catholic Register 8.25.11; BA.org Assignment Record
RosensteelWilliam A.1969PAccusedDiocesanPer PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Rosensteel was accused in 2006 of 1970s "almost constant" sex abuse of boy, ages 9-15, at St. Patrick's in Johnstown. Fr. Dennis Coleman and Rosensteel played sex comedy albums for victim and other boys. Victim refused to join him and other men in sauna at Seminary, so Rosensteel told boy's parents he was bad and needed drugs. An older boy in special Rosensteel group raped victim who said, "this is for Fr." In 2007 a man told diocese he and 8 other boys were abused by Rosensteel at St. Patrick's. Boys slept in rectory and went with Fr on trips; all would sleep in underwear, one boy chosen to sleep with Fr. Boys showered with him. Abuse included deep tongue kisses and fondling. Victim's mother told Msgr. Finn in mid-90s of abuse. Finn kept no record of it. After a 4th victim emerged in 2007, Rosenteel committed suicide. Bishop Adamec said after the death, he might have retired "with some type of ministry."Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Tribune-Democrat 06.25.07; Altoona Mirror 06.26.07; State College News 06.26.07; Wanderer 07.12.07; Renew America 08.02.07; Renew America 09.19.07; PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16
Assignments:
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16
RosensweigWalter F.1953PAccusedDiocesanIn 3/96, man sued Rosensweig and Diocese alleging abuse on at least two occasions in 1981. Suit settled out of court 8/97 with no amount disclosed. Rosensweig was former chancellor of diocese. He was placed on leave in 1996. He retired in 2001. In 6/02 the diocese ordered him not to perform any public ministry because of the past allegations. Named in second lawsuit filed 11/03.Tucson, AZSource:
Dallas Morning News 08.26.97; Arizona Daily Star 01.30.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.14.02; Tucson Diocese Press Release 06.21.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Arizona Daily Star 11.27.03; Tucson Citizen 02.27.04; Arizona Daily Star 07.30.07
Assignments:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.
Ross
Anthony J.1972PSuedDiocesanOrdained for Joliet diocese. News in 2002 that Ross molested a 15-year-old boy twice in 1981. His victim had letters he had received from Ross, which the boy's parents found in 1983. They confronted the bishop. Ross admitted the abuse, was sent to treatment, then returned to Joliet. The victim's family discovered in 1993 that Ross was still in ministry. Ross subsequently moved to the Santa Rosa diocese and worked as prison chaplain. Incardinated to Santa Rosa 8/1/97. Permanently removed in 4/02 by Santa Rosa diocese when allegations became known. Sued 2006. Joliet diocese agreed to release personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19.Joliet, ILSource:
Chicago Sun-Times 04.18.02; Chicago Daily Herald 04.19.02; Chicago Daily Herald 04.19.02; San Bernardino Sun 04.29.02; Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Sun Times 05.12.02; Press Democrat 06.09.02; Herald News 08.11.02; Chicago Sun Times 06.15.03; Press Democrat 07.22.03; Press Democrat 01.19.04; Chicago Tribune 02.04.06; Daily Southtown 03.03.06; Chicago Tribune 03.04.06; Daily Herald 03.04.06; Morris Daily Herald 03.04.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; 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; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Daily Herald 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; Ross Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
Ross
Joseph D.1969PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty 1988 to sexual assault of 11 yr old boy 12/86. Sentenced to 2 yrs probation and treatment. Admitted then he had been accused of molesting one youth in 1970s & had also been arrested for propositioning a police officer & public indecency. Allowed to return to work. Removed 3/02. Civil suit filed 11/02 alleged abuse of 14 yr old boy in 1977. Laicization announced 8/02. Arrested 9/08 on new charges from 2000. Crim. charges dropped 8/10. Lives in AR. New suit filed 10/11 re abuse of girl. Civil trial scheduled for 7/7/14 but case settled 07/06/14 under confidential terms. Believed to be currently living in St. Charles, MO as of 7/15/14.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.01.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.03.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.07.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.10.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.08.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 11.08.02; Arkansas Times 10.02.08; CW 11 10.02.08; KSDK 10.02.08; St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.31.08; St Louis Post-Dispatch 12.08.08; SNAP 12.30.08; KSDK 08.06.10; SNAP Statement 08.06.10; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.06.10; Today's THV 04.14.11; Riverfront Times 10.24.11; St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.24.11; St Louis Review 10.27.11; National Catholic Reporter 01.05.12; National Catholic Reporter 01.05.12; National Catholic Reporter 02.15.12; Berger's Beat 05.05.12; Fox 2 11.15.13; SNAP Statement 11.15.13; SNAP Statement 12.30.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.30.13; KMOX 12.31.13; SNAP Statement 12.31.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.31.13; St Louis Public Radio 12.31.13; KSDK 01.01.14; Trib Town 01.02.14; Columbia Daily Tribune 01.03.14; SNAP Statement 01.03.14; SNAP Statement (w documents) 01.03.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.03.14; The Republic (AP) 01.03.14; SNAP Statement 01.06.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.06.14; KSDK 01.09.14; SNAP Statement 01.09.14; SNAP Statement 01.09.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.09.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.10.14; Missouri Lawyers 01.13.14; SNAP Statement 01.13.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.13.14; Riverfront Times 01.15.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.30.14; SNAP Statement 01.31.14; KPLR 02.05.14; Republic 02.05.14; SNAP Statement 02.05.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.05.14; St Louis Review 02.05.14; St Louis Public Radio 02.06.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.10.14; SNAP Statement 02.12.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.07.14; Berger's Beat 07.04.14; Fox 2 07.06.14; SNAP Missouri Statement 07.06.14; SNAP Statement 07.06.14; St Louis Public Radio 07.06.14; Archdiocese of St Louis Statement regarding Ross Settlement 07.07.14; CBS St Louis 07.07.14; CBS St Louis 07.07.14; Fox 2 07.07.14; KPLR 07.07.14; New York Daily News 07.07.14; Pioneer Press 07.07.14; Riverfront Times 07.07.14; SNAP Statement 07.07.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 07.07.14; St Louis Public Radio 07.07.14; Riverfront Times 07.08.14; Archdiocese of St Paul regarding Ross 07.09.14; Berger's Beat 07.09.14; SNAP Statement 07.15.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Rossell
Joseph (Jose)1930PAccusedDiocesanBorn and ordained in Spain as member of Sons of Holy Family. Arrived in CO. in 1947. Came to San Diego in 1953 and incardinated there in 1954. Frequent transfers 1st 3 yrs then spent 16 yrs at St. Anthony in National City. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse as released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. No specific information found as to actual allegations. Retired to Spain in 1972 and died in 1982. Personnel file released 10/25/10.San Diego, CASource:
Lampoc Recort 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
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
Rossetti (Rosetti)Mark T.1985PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Allegation 11/95 that Rossetti sexually abused a 13-year-old boy, who was in eighth grade. Police report made, Rossetti suspended and sent for psych eval and treatment. The victim and family agreed to end the criminal investigation 11/21/95. In 11/97 Bishop Timlin asked the Archbishop of New York to allow Rossetti to minister there; permission granted. Rossetti released back to the Diocese of Scranton from New York in 2002. Laicized 2007. Died 4/24/18. Included on the diocese's list 8/19/18 (name spelled Rosetti.)Scranton, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Rossman
Christopher 2007PAccusedDiocesanPastor of Annunciation parish in Baldwin City and St. Francis of Assisi in Lapeer. Suspended 9/16 after reports to archdiocese that he had visited "inappropriate websites, including those depicting minors." Archdiocese said it notified FBI immediately.Kansas City, KSSource:
KMBC 09.11.16; KSHB 09.11.16; Fox 4 09.12.16; Baker Orange 09.13.16; Lawrence Journal-World 12.29.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RoszelStephen A.1977PSettledDiocesanAccused in 1993 civil suit of sexually abusing a girl 1977-1992, beginning when the girl was age 13. He wrote her letters, sent flowers, courted her, etc. Girl kept a diary. Placed on leave by diocese in 1994 pending investigation. Suit settled under undisclosed terms. Per June 6/02 article, he had been returned to ministry (in 1997) and had been serving at an Alexandria VA parish. In 2/04 he was no longer shown on diocese's list of active priestsArlington, VASource:
Washington Post 02.06.94; Washington Post 06.09.02; Washington Post 06.16.02; Washington Post 02.18.04; Washington Post 12.02.10
Assignments:
Catholic Herald 5.9.02
Roth
James H.1995PAccusedOblates of St. Francis de SalesIn 1/15 a man reported to Roth's Order sexual abuse multiple times by the priest when he was a 9 or 10 yrs-old, 14 yrs. previously. Roth was removed from position on a Toronto school board. Police informed. Roth died 2/11/15 of suspected suicide; left a note admitting to the abuse. Was an O.S.F.S. Brother for about 20 yrs. prior to 1995 ordination. Worked at St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo OH 1976-1987, and 1995-2004 as a teacher, guidance counselor and administrator. Filled in at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception parish in Monroe MI. Also assigned to schools in UT and Ontario, Canada. Victim was younger brother of a St. Francis de Sales High student.Toledo, OHSource:
Archdiocese of Detroit 03.25.15; East Niagra Post obit 03.26.15; Toledo Blade 03.26.15; Toledo Blade 03.28.15
Assignments:
East Niagra Post obit 03.26.16
Roth
Ronald W1966PSuedDiocesanWorked in Peoria IL diocese 1966-68. Worked in NM 1968-72, returning to IL 1972-91. Peoria bishop placed him on leave 3/93 after civil suit filed in NM which alleged he abused at least 3 boys and 1 girl there, beginning in 1968. One mother complained to Santa Fe archdiocese in vain. By 6/97 news articles were referring to Roth as a spiritual healer and former priest. Died 6/1/09. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. New suit 5/21/18 alleging abuse by Roth of a 14-year-old NM boy in 1971.Santa Fe, NMSource:
USA Today 08.24.93; Peoria Journal-Star 08.25.93; Herald News via Findagrave 06.03.09; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Las Vegas Optic 06.24.18; Journal Satr 02.07.19
Rothbauer
Francis J. (Frank)1966PSuedDiocesanRothbauer was removed from active ministry in 1988. Suit filed in 1989 claiming Rothbauer sexually abused a girl starting when she was age 14, during counseling 1968-72. Bishop Mussio allegedly learned of the abuse in 1972 and transferred Rothbauer to another parish. Rothbauer died 2/17/11 at age 83. On the diocese's list 10/31/18. It notes that he was suspended from ministry in 1998.Steubenville, OHSource:
BT v Diocese of Steubenville, Jefferson City OH No 89-CIV-510; The Steubenville Register 03.04.11; Diocese of Steubenville's List 10.31.18; WTOV 10.31.18
Rouelle
Forrest W.1956PAccusedDiocesanRouelle's name is mentioned in 8/08 trial against Burlington Diocese and Fr. Edward Paquette. Former Vicar General Searles was questioned about Rouelle and other priests in connection with diocese's concern about sexual misconduct allegations. He died in 1998. No further information found.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 08.19.08
RoulierGeorge 1954PAccusedOblates of Mary ImmaculateAccused in 2002 in MA of repeatedly hugging a boy and of putting his hands in the boy's pants once in 1983. Alleged victim says he was about 11 but he was 15 when Roulier first came to parish. Served there 1983-1987. Also accused in 8/04 of sexual abuse of a youth (about age 10) at Immaculate Conception in Nashua NH in 1979. A woman also told diocese in 12/05 that Roulier molested her in 1979-80. May also be a third accuser in NH. Died 1987. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Letter from Priest who received initial allegation in 2002; Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Memo about 2002 meeting with accuser; Audit Records--Diocese of Manchester and NH AG 03.07.09; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RoureEmilio  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Diocese of El Paso on its list 1/31/19. Noted to have been from another, unknown, diocese. Deceased.El Paso, TXSource:
Diocese of El Paso List 01.31.19
Rourke
Charles1958PAccusedDiocesanRourke was suspended from ministry in 1984 for alcohol related medical reasons. Committed suicide in 1993. Diocese became aware of allegations of child abuse against him. On leave of absence 1969-1973 and assigned to Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Returned to duty with Tucson diocese in 1973-1975 and 1981-1984, with another leave of absence 1975-1981 between those assignments. Died by suicide 4/14/93 while under investigation for alleged abuse of children in Albuquerque. Named in civil suit which settled in 2006 as part of Tucson bankruptcy. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Diocese of San Bernardino list 10/9/18. Diocese aware in 1979 of alleged abuse in 1979.Tucson, AZSource:
Cleveland Plain Dealer 05.25.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Statement by Bishop Kicanas 03.27.03; Tucson Citizen 02.27.04; Tucson Citizen 10.07.04; Arizona Republic 01.26.06; Arizona Daily Star 03.07.06; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Diocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02
RouseCharles O.1976PAccusedDiocesanRouse admitted in 1995 that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with minors in 1970s. Facts came out in 1995 during Rouse's 2nd leave of absence for treatment of alcoholism; the Attorney General's office was notified. His privileges were removed as well. July 1997 article referred to him as a priest on leave from Archdiocese doing graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 05.25.95; Baltimore Sun 07.09.97; Baltimore Sun 05.19.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 10.13.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
Rovira
Ivan M.1971PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Rockford, IL diocese. Incardinated into Brownsville 6/6/77. In 2002 two brothers gave detailed written complaints to the diocese alleging abuse by Rovira in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Their ages at the time ranged from 9 to early teens. He admitted to abusing one but not the other. Faculties removed. Two other men made complaints in 2003. Although still a priest of Brownsville Diocese, as of 2005 Rovira had been living in Mexico since 2002 and was working as an active priest, until 2005. On the Brownsville diocese's list 1/31/19.Brownsville, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 03.16.05; Ft Worth Star Telegram (AP) 03.16.05; Brownsville Herald 03.17.05; KGBT4 News 03.17.05; Dallas Morning News 04.13.05; Dallas Morning News 04.14.05; RichardSipe com 04.17.07
RoweDorian G.1964PSuedDiocesan2003 civil suit alleges abuse of one youth from 1967-1968. Archdiocese report says 2 accusers with incidents from 1967-1979. Died 1991Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
RoyAndrew1936PSuedDiocesanSued 2003. Accused of abuse in Richmond, Virginia diocese. Originally ordained in Los Angeles Archdiocese. Moved to Virginia 1956. Retired 1981. As of 2004, Roy at age 92, was living in Spain and suffering from Alzheimers. Also known as Andres Rodriquez.Richmond, VASource:
Richmond Times Dispatch 08.27.03; Richmond Times Dispatch 12.13.03; Richmond Times Dispatch 10.27.04; Richmond Times Dispatch 05.04.05; Richmond Times Dispatch 06.09.05; Opinion by Virginia Supreme Court 06.08.07; Richmond Times Dispatch 07.21.08
RoyChristian F.1975PAccusedDiocesanIn 1993 accused of abuse of youth from 1983-1990. On personal leave at the time but then his privileges were removed. At least two other complaints received. Woman sued him in 1994 claiming that Roy was counseling her and her husband and that he entered into homosexual relationship with her husband during the counseling. Later settled. Laicized 2006. Man sued diocese 2016 re alleged abuse by Roy and Rev. Raymond Lauzon late 1970's to 1981. Said Roy abused him during trips to Red Sox and took him to Lauzon's home where that priest abused him.Portland, MESource:
Bangor Daily News 11.07.94; Boston (AP) 02.28.06; Kennebec Journal 03.01.06; Portland Press Herald 03.01.06; Courier Gazette 03.02.06; Bangor Daily News 01.29.07; Maine Today (AP) 05.30.08; Portland Press Herald 09.15.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Royer
Gerald J.1947PAccusedDiocesanTransferred 8 times during first 8 years of priesthood. Leave of absences 11/55-2/56 and 4/60-7/61. Chaplain at St. Joseph Manor until 1964, then left active ministry the same year. Laicized in 2/65. Died 12/20/03. In 2009 a man in his 60s reported sexual abuse as a boy by Royer. In 5/16 an 81-yr-old man stated publicly that Royer sexually abused him in 1947, when the man was an 11-yr-old altar boy at Ss. Simon and Jude in West Bethlehem. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list.Allentown, PASource:
Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record updated; Lehighvalleylive 05.23.16; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; National Review 09.21.18
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record updated; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
RozintJoseph T.1967PSuedDiocesanNamed as abuser in 9/11 civil suit against Hartford Diocese Plaintiff claims that Rozine abused him at age 13 in 1977 when Rozine was associate pastor of St. Gertrude Church in Windsor. In 1967 he was assistant pastor at St. Mary in Milford.Hartford, CTSource:
Journal Inquirer 11.14.11
Rozo Rincon
Efrain1953PSuedDiocesanConfessed under oath in 2/06 to sexually abusing nephew and showing him porn in 1967-69 while working in LA parish and studying at Loyola Marymount. Also confessed to fondling a 14-year-old seminarian in Colombia previously. When the taped confession was broadcast on 9/28/06 in Bogota, the seminarian claimed that Rozo had raped him, and that other priests and a bishop had abused him too. Colombian church tribunal cleared Rozo on canonical SOL grounds on 7/23/07, commending his youth apostolate.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; Catholic Online 10.06.06; Catholic News Service 07.26.07; Colombia Reports 01.24.11
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
RuaneGerald P.1960PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of abuse of a boy in the 1970s-1980s. Archdiocesan investigators found allegations credible. Allowed to retire in 2004 without privileges. Name released in 2005 after he celebrated public mass. Died 8/15/15. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted.Newark, NJSource:
Herald News 04.16.05; Recorder Newspaper 04.21.05; Echoes-Sentinel 04.27.05; Renew America 06.08.05; Renew America 06.22.05; Star-Ledger 07.26.05; Star Ledger 07.27.05; Star Ledger 10.23.05; Star Ledger 03.21.06; Star Ledger 12.05.10; Star-Ledger 12.06.10; Obits for Life 02.24.16; SNAP 02.24.16; Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19; Archdiocese of Newark List Tobin Letter 02.13.19
Ruba
Nicholas J.1951PSuedDiocesanNamed in 10/10 civil suit by woman who accused him of abuse between 1968-1976 while he was assigned to St. Michael's in Sioux City. She was 14-21 at the time and worked at rectory. She companied to Diocese in 2006, he denied allegations and she apparently dropped the matter. Ruba retired in 1996. Died age 89 on 6/20/15 at a nursing home in Remsen, IA.Sioux City, IASource:
KCAU 10.27.10; KPTH 10.27.10; KTIV 10.27.10; Sioux City Journal 10.27.10; Sioux City Journal 06.22.15
Assignments:
Daily Sentinal 06.21.15
Rucker
George Neville1946PSuedDiocesanRecord of abuse began shortly after ordination. First investigated by police in 1967. 1st civil suit filed 1994. Arrested 2002 on charges involving 12 girls. Criminal charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. Named as #1 on list of top 10 abusive priests in LA Archdiocese with 38-41 known accusers. Some claims settled in 12/06 massive $60 million settlement re 22 priests. Other claims settled in massive 7/07 $660 mil settlement. Personnel file released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 08.18.02; WALB 07.08.03; Mercury News 12.10.03; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Weekly 02.26.04; San Jose Mercury News 10.18.05; Daily Breeze 10.19.05; LA Times 04.20.06; LA Times 12.02.06; Ventura County Star 12.02.06; Palisadian-Post 12.06.06; Daily Breeze 05.05.07; Northwest Florida Daily News 07.19.07; LA Times 07.30.07; Daily Courier 10.29.07; Seattle Weekly 02.23.16
Assignments:
SNAP Statement 12.30.10 (add'l article); KTVN 2.1.13 (add'l article); LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
RudinRemy1949PSuedFranciscanJoined Franciscan Order in 1942 and was ordained in 1949. At least 8 victims filed suits in 2004 alleging abuse by Rudin at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. Articles report that Rudin first appeared in Oregon in 1962 at Aumsville. In 1968 he wentto MacLaren and in 1973 to Ascension Church in Portland. He left Portland for Arizona in 1979 and died in 1991.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 9.8.05; The Oregonian 04.13.04; The Oregonian 10.12.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Ernesto C. v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1337577, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1338070, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 11.03.09
RudisillJames Arthur1951PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 11/2/18. Retired 2/10/95. Died 2/8/08. Per news in 2/19, Rudisill admitted at a meeting with his accuser, Bishop Kmiec and the diocesan chancellor in 1994 that he had molested his accuser when she was a 12-year-old girl in the 1950s. The abuse was said to have occurred in a closet at a Catholic school gymnasium.Nashville, TNSource:
Diocese of Nashville List 11.02.18; Tennessean 11.02.18; DIocese of Nashville Corrected List 11.08.18; Citizen Tribune 12.12.18; Buffalo News 02.04.19; Buffalo News 02.06.19; Tennessean 04.06.19
RudolfRoger Gerard1992PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on archdiocese's 10/12/18 list. Noted to have one victim, allegedly abused 1987-88. Removed 2002. Laicized 5/15.Indianapolis, INSource:
Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10.12.18; Indianapolis Star 10.12.18
RudyJohn W.1977PConvictedFranciscanArrested 7/98 and accused of improperly touching an 18 yr old male. Arrested again 9/98 and accused of improperly touching a 9 yr old boy 2 yrs before when he was 7. Pleaded no contest to charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct in11/99 and that kept him out of jail and off sex offender register. Sentenced to one year supended prison term, two years probation, Sent for treatment.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 9.2.98; Hartford Courant 06.18.98; Hartford Courant 06.20.98; Hartford Courant 11.06.99; Hartford Courant 12.08.99
Rueger (Bp)George E.1958PSuedDiocesanSued in 2002. Accused of abuse of a young man aged 13-14 in 1960s after giving him alcohol. Suit dropped 2003 by Plaintiff. Diocesan investigation found no proof of charges and Pope's representative to the US agreed with the findings.Worcester, MASource:
Tarrant Ct, Tx, case; 153 198356 03; Telegram & Gazette 04.01.03; Telegram & Gazette 04.21.03; Telegram & Gazette 07.15.03; Catholic Free Press (Worcester, MA) 07.20.03; Telegram & Gazette 08.01.03; Telegram & Gazette 07.07.06; Telegram & Gazette 07.18.06; BA.org list of U.S. Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ruffalo
Richard1959PSettledDiocesanCredible allegations received after his death in 1997. In 2002 Ruffalo was accused by at least two men of abusing them when they were boys. Allegedly gave them beer and wine, took them on trips to Las Vegas and molested them. Ruffalo was also accused of stealing from collections. He was over $95,000 in debt when he died. One man filed civil suit 1998 which later settled. Two more plaintiffs filed suit 2003. A fourth man came forward in 2006.Joliet, ILSource:
Chicago Sun Times 02.24.97; Herald News 05.05.02; Herald News (IL) 08.11.02; Chicago Sun Times 10.15.03; Daily Herald 10.15.03; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10.30.04; Daily Herald 11.19.04; Herald News 02.24.06; Herald News 02.24.06; Chicago Sun Times 03.05.06; Herald News 03.05.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Tribune 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.13.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
RuffenachCharles J.1930PAccusedDiocesanFirst named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Retired 1979. Died 1980. A man told the diocese in 8/01 that Ruffenach sexually and physically abused him beginning in about 1945, when the man was a St. John the Baptist school first-grader and continuing through eighth grade.Allentown, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Ruge
Kenneth Charles1963PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse said to have occurred prior to 1985. Received treatment & reassigned. Removed 1991. Died 5/2002. Included in 2003 settlement by Archdiocese. New suit filed 4/06 alleges abuse by Ruge and another priest. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. At least 1 more claim included in 8/08 $12.7M settlement re 11 priests. Another settlement 7/09. Personnel file released 01/14.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 11.24.91; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Chicago Tribune 10.03.03; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun Times 04.25.06; Daily Southtown 05.29.07; Chicago Sun-Times 11.12.07; Chicago Tribune 08.12.08; Chicago Sun Times 08.13.08; Earth Times 07.21.09; Chicago Tribune 07.22.09; ABC 7 01.21.14; Chicago Tribune 01.21.14; Personnel File Released 01.21.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RuglovskyRobert1961PConvictedByzantine CatholicAccused of molesting at least 7 boys. First abuse occurred in Ohio and Michigan and then he moved to Minnesota where he abused six other boys. Criminal charges were filed in Minnesota in 1987. Sentence was 15 yrs probaton and 1 yr. jail with participation in sex offender program. One civil suit filed in 1994 in California & 2 other suits filed in Minnesota in 1988. 1990 article says that he admitted to molesting numerous boys over a 20 yr period. Name first appears on Archdiocese of St. Paul list of accused priests rev 05.22.14.Cleveland, OHSource:
UPI 05.08.87; Plain Dealer 07.11.90; Plain Dealer 07.11.90; Plain Dealer 07.18.90; Pioneer Press 05.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 05.22.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Assignment Record by Archdiocese of St Paul
Ruhl
John (Jon) E.1964PSettledVincentianAccused of abuse of at least three 1970-82. Incardinated 1983 into Diocese of Orange. Diocese knew of one allegation in 1992. Named in archdiocesan report. On list of abusers in Orange Diocese. Named in at least one civil suit. One $500K settlement in 2005. Personnel file released 9/9/13. Also worked in Cape Girardeau and Perryville, MO. Personnel file released 10/26/13. Per Orange diocese website 8/12/16, Ruhl's status was "Life of Prayer and Penance." Named in 10/18 lawsuit.Orange, CASource:
OC Register 04.15.92; LA Times 01.15.93; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Times 02.18.04; LA Times 12.04.04; OC Register 04.13.05; Detroit Free Press 05.19.05; LA Times 05.19.05; OC Register 05.19.05; LA Daily News 09.09.13; Orange County Weekly 09.11.13; Worthy Adversary 09.11.13; SNAP Statement 09.16.13; East Missourian 09.20.13; SNAP Statement re Personnel File 10.25.13; Diocese of Orange 08.12.16; KHTS 10.17.18
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06; OC Weekly 3.04.05
RuizLorenzo1967PSuedFranciscanIn 1995 suit in NM, woman claimed Ruiz started a 'girls club' at church to find victims for sex and that he abused her and others in 1978 after taking them on outings and giving them money and presents. Suit includes charges against Archdiocese of Denver and Franciscans. Ruiz transferred from Albuquerque to Denver in 1987 and became head of Hispanic Affairs. He was abruptly removed from the post in 11/04 and his faculties were revoked. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Denver Post 11.22.94; Rocky Mountain News 11.22.94; Denver Post 11.23.94; Albuquerque Journal 05.05.95; Albuquerque Journal 06.15.95; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Rule
Steven R.1975PAccusedDiocesanAccused 8/02 of abuse in 1976 at St. John Vianney Seminary. Removed; sent out of state for psychological evaluation. Cleared by diocesan commission 1/02; reinstated after it ruled that the "inappropriate" conduct that took place did not warrant removal. Removed again 4/11 for inappropriate behavior which did "not involve a minor." On diocese's list 2/13/19. Status listed as "suspended."Richmond, VASource:
Richmond Times Dispatch 08.27.02; Virginia Pilot 08.27.02; Roanoak Times 08.28.02; Virginia Pilot 09.01.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 11.06.02; Roanoak Times 11.06.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 02.28.04; Richmond Times Dispatch 04.13.11; Roanoke Times 04.13.11; WSLS 04.13.11; Richmond Times-Dispatch 06.09.11; News Channel 6 02.13.19; Diocese of Richmond Rule Profile 02.14.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Richmond Rule Profile 02.14.19
RunnebaumConran1955PSettledOFM FranciscanName included on Gallup diocese's 12/14 list of credibly accused clerics. Assignments included parishes in Grants, Farmington and San Fidel NM. Accused in 2009 of abuse of 8-year-old boy in 1961 at Sacred Heart in Farmington. Accuser said Rev. Miguel Baca OFM also abused him. Diocese settled. Attorney said their had been previous complaints about both priests. Died 5/5/07.Gallup, NMSource:
Daily Times 12.17.14; Diocese of Gallup Downloaded 02.28.15; Cibola Beacon 05.10.17; Taos News 09.22.17; Santa Fe Reporter 02.06.19
Rupp
Edward F.1960PAccusedDiocesanIn 1994 civil suit, a man claimed Rupp abused him several times as a teenager in late 60s-early 70s and that Rupp was alcoholic who had committed sexual improprieties with other members of parish. Rupp had received counseling for alcoholism but he resigned from assignment and was sent for evaluation and counseling after charges made. Suit dismissed by Court 1998. Vatican ordered permanent removal from active ministry as of 6/14/07. Prayer and penance.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 04.30.94; Plain Dealer 03.10.02; Plain Dealer 05.26.07; Plain Dealer 06.14.07; Statement by Diocese of Cleveland 06.14.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RuppertDonald1978PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy on several occasions in 1978. Ruppert's accuser said he suppressed the memories until they "violently resurfaced" in 1/03, and that he was hospitalized. Ruppert was a counselor and teacher at the time of the alleged abuse. He denied the allegations. Ruppert became a priest of the Diocese of Victoria when it was established in 1982. The diocese deemed the allegations not credible. Remains in active ministry in 2019. On the San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19.San Antonio, TXSource:
San Antonio Express News 05.21.03; Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19
RuppertE. Alan1978PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 10/98 from duties as pastor of St. Clement in McLeansboro and St. John Nepomucene in Dahlgren due to an allegation he engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in 1990. On 1/24/09 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave/Retired." On the diocese's list 12/19/18.Belleville, ILSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.20.98; Belleville News-Democrat 07.14.02; Belleville News Democrat 03.07.03; Belleville News-Democrat 04.24.07; Diocese of Belleville List 12.19.18
RushJames DAccusedDiocesanDeacon. Name included on Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused of hugging and kissing a child, holding hands with the child, and saying things to the child suggesting they were in a relationship. Also affiliated with New York archdiocese.Harrisburg, PASource:
Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18
RussellJohn R. PAccusedDiocesanWoman came forward in 2004 to claim that she was the subject of inappropriate sexual advances and an alleged sexual assault by Russell when she was in high school between 1968 and early 1970s. Russell left active priesthood in 1970 and later became Episcopal priest. Springfield diocese found accusation to be credible and told the Episcopal church. Russell left active Episcopal priesthood in 2001. Also accused of abuse in New Mexico.Springfield, MASource:
Associated Press 5.6.04; WWLP 5.9.04; Albuquerque Tribune 10.04.01; Catholic Observer 05.13.05; Republican 08.21.06; Springfield Diocese list of Priests with Credible Allegations 08.30.11
RussoJames E.1970PAccusedDiocesanRusso was sued in Brooklyn in 2003 by one man alleging abuse there in 1973. Russo resigned as pastor of his parish in St Petersburg, FL diocese in January, 1997 because of "emotional items." Within week Bishop Lynch told the parish that "an episode of misconduct occurred many years ago" between Russo and an unidentified minor. Other victims came forward. He left ministry.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Letter by Bishop Lynch, n.d.; St. Petersburg Times 01.30.97; Tampa Tribune 04.22.02; Tampa Tribune 05.24.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03
RutledgeJohn  ?PAccusedVicentian (C.M.)Named publicly as accused on the Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. "Misconduct" noted to have occurred 1968; no indication as to where. Rutledge was assigned at some point to St. Michael's in Auburn. Deceased.Mobile, ALSource:
Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18
Rutledge
Robert M.1989PSuedOblatesWhile a teacher at Catholic High School, Rutledge was accused of assaulting and emotionally battering a male student beginning 9/95. Youth became so emotionally upset, particularly after school officials became aware of abuse and refused to remove teacher, that he had to be withdrawn from school. Rutledge left school in 1996 but began teaching at College in PA. Civil suit filed 1997. Still residing in diocese per 2008 directory accessed on 7/21/08. In 3/18 noted to be pastor of a parish in Raleigh NC diocese.Arlington, VASource:
Arlington Catholic Herald 09.04.97
RutowskiEdward1945PSuedDiocesanAccused in two 1994 civil suits of molesting minors. Was priest in St Anthony of Padua Province in Chicopee MA; requested transfer to Santa Fe for "health reasons." Apparently incardinated into Archdiocese of Santa Fe in 1956 or 1957. Alleged to have abused one boy in 1967. Abuse alleged of another boy in 1971 by Rutowski and church custodian. Retired in 1991. Facilities were restricted to private celebrations of Mass after accusations by one youth. Accused in suit filed 12/17/15 of abusing various boys, one 1975-1979, beginning when boy was age 9 and Rutowski was at St Jude Thaddeus in Albuquerque. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Paul R v Archdiocese of Santa Fe, NM Bernalillo County CV-94-2895; New Mexican 12.17.15; Albuquerque Journal 11.12.16; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Ryan
Barry E.1976PConvictedDiocesanAir Force Chaplain for many years. Left military in 1995 after investigation in 1994 for sexual misconduct with minor in Mobile, AL. Also left active priesthood. Publicly named as accused in 2003. Pled guilty in late 2004 to abuse of a 6-year-old boy in Fall of 2003 in NY. Resided at St. Luke's, rather than jail, because of "Health." Attempted suicide 8/07. Remanded to prison 10/29/07. Living at St. John Vianney Renewal Center as of 6/09. On Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Mobile Register 04.25.03; Associated Press 10.08.03; Mobile Register 02.17.04; New York Post 03.06.04; Port St Lucie News 03.06.04; Palm Beach Post 03.09.04; Associated Press 03.12.04; Newsday 03.18.04; Palm Beach Post 10.06.04; Newsday 12.16.04; Newsday 12.24.04; Tallahassee Democrat 12.24.04; Mobile Register 06.25.05; Newsday 02.17.07; NY Post 08.02.07; Newsday 08.03.07; TCPalm 08.03.07; Newsday 10.25.07; Newsday 10.27.07; Newsday 10.29.07; KSDK 05.06.10; Lagniappe Mobile 09.12.18; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18
RyanC.P. BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersDeceased. In civil suit filed 1/08, plaintiff alleged he was abused in 7th grade by Ryan and Bro Duffy in 1950s at Briscoe School in Kent. Same plaintiff also alleges abuse by Fr. Leonard Feeney at O'Dea High. Believe all claims included in 11/08 and 1/09 settlements with archdiocese and order. Another civil suit filed 8/26/10 by 3. One of these men allege abuse by C.P. Ryan in 1966. Name 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 School 1956-62, 1965-68. (Also listed is a Bro D.P. Ryan, C.F.C., at Briscoe 1949-56).Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Times 01.08.04; The Olympian 01.22.08; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 01.23.08; Seattle Times 01.29.09; JH et al v Corp of Catholic Archbishop of Seattle et al, 10-2-30752-4SEA 08.26.10; CBS Chicago 07.31.12; Southtown Star 07.31.12; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Kent Reporter 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16
Ryan
Cornelius J.1966PAccusedHoly Cross FatherWorked in Uganda and Kenya 1967-2002 where he was well-known soccer coach. Returned to Provincial House in South Bend in 2001. Removed without privileges 6/10/13 from Saint Joseph's in Hessen Cassel after recent credible allegation that he had sexually abused a boy in Africa about 20 years previously. When confronted by the diocese, Ryan admitted the allegations were true.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
News-Sentinel 06.19.13; The WANE 06.19.13; Journal Gazette 06.20.13; News-Sentinel 06.20.13; Statement by Holy Cross Order in Journal Gazette 06.20.13; WANE 06.20.13; WSBT 06.20.13; Journal Gazette 06.21.13; INCNow 06.22.13; Journal Gazette 06.23.13; Seattle PI 06.23.13; WISH 06.23.13; News-Sentinel 01.15.14; IN SNAP Media Statement 06.19.14; WANE 06.19.14; Journal Gazette 06.20.14; Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend list 09.18.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend list 09.18.18
RyanD.P. BAccusedC.F.C. Congregation of Christian BrothersDeceased. Name 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 1949-56.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; The Daily World 01.18.16
RyanDaniel DSuedCFC - Congregation of the Christian BrothersRyan was a staff member of Brother Rice High School early in the 60s and Leo High School in the mid-60s and mid-70s. A 2012 article says he was also principal of Brother Rice in Michigan in 1960s.May be the Brother D.P. Ryan who was named as an abuser in law suit in Washington State.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 05.07.09; Chicago Sun-Times 04.12.12
RyanDonald L.1963PSuedDiocesanTwo men filed separate suits 4/03 alleging that they were abused by Ryan in the 1960s. Claims settled as part of massive 6/03 settlement. Diocesan Review board said that charges could not be substantiated and Archbishop Kelly returned Ryan to active duty 10/03. Retired in 2008.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 3.7.04; Courier-Journal 3.9.04; Associated Press 04.21.03; Courier-Journal 04.22.03; Courier-Journal 10.24.03; Courier-Journal 10.28.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RyanEdmund K.1965PAccusedDominicanRyan was accused of abuse in Eugene Oregon. The Order acknowledged a single credible allegation that he had touched a high school boy over his clothing. He was removed from public ministry. He also worked in the Oakland Diocese. Last known location wasSt. Albert's Priory in Oakland.Portland, ORSource:
ABC7 04.06.05; Associated Press 04.07.05; ABC7 10.14.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
Ryan
F. Lee1968PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from St. Edmund in Watseka 5/10 after accused of abuse on multiple occasions of a boy at Providence H.S. about 30-35 years prior. Same man also alleged abuse by Fr. McBrien once at Joliet Catholic H.S. On "special assignment" per 1989 Catholic Directory. Denied the allegation. In summer 2012, Vatican said he could not be permanently removed. Diocese said he would return to limited ministry, but a week later, on 9/18/12, his privileges were again withdrawn. Canonical process was still pending 4/14. Named in new lawsuit against Joliet filed on 4/30/14. Died 9/2/16.Joliet, ILSource:
Neighborhood Star 05.29.10; Daily Herald 06.07.10; Herald News 06.08.10; Daily Journal 06.11.10; SNAP Statememt 09.12.12; Catholic Culture 09.13.12; CBS Chicago 09.13.12; Chicago Tribune 09.13.12; Southtown Star 09.13.12; Statement by Diocese of Joliet 09.13.12; WGN 09.13.12; Naperville Sun 09.14.12; WLS 09.14.12; CNN 09.15.12; Southtown Star 09.15.12; Chicago Sun-Times 09.18.12; Chicago Tribune 09.18.12; Daily Journal 09.18.12; SNAP Statement 09.18.12; The Patch 09.18.12; SNAP--Statement by Victim 09.19.12; Southtown Star 09.20.12; Daily Journal 09.22.12; Daily Journal 09.22.12; Herald-News 09.22.12; Daily Journal 10.03.12; Statement by Diocese of Joliet 03.04.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; NBC Chicago 04.30.14; My Suburban Life 05.08.14; Voices 09.19.14; Patch 09.08.16; Legacy 09.14.16
Ryan
Frederick J.1964PSuedDiocesanRyan, former Vice Chancellor of the archdiocese, was often responsible for receiving complaints about other priests. His personnel file contained memo from late 1970s calling him 'very dangerous and deceptive.' Not placed on leave until 3/02 after lawsuit alleged sexual misconduct with a minor. Then a police officer came forward also in 3/02 to accuse Ryan of abusing his brother at Most Precious Blood in Hyde Park in 1970. In 1971, the victim told his father, who refused to let his other sons become altar boys. The abused boy, previously an excellent student, became troubled and died in a car crash. Second suit filed by third man re abuse of two in 1970s-1980s. Also other allegations of abuse at Catholic Memorial High School. Voluntary laicization in 2005 announced 2006.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 03.22.02; Boston Herald 03.22.02; Boston Herald 03.23.02; Boston Herald 03.24.02; Boston Globe 03.25.02; Boston Herald 03.27.02; Boston Herald 03.29.02; Boston Globe 04.06.02; Boston Herald 06.25.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Documents from New Hampshire AG's office 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Boston Herald 04.15.03; Boston Herald 04.17.03; Roslindale Transcript 09.18.03; Archdiocese of Boston Press Release 03.17.06; Boston com (AP) 03.17.06; Boston Globe 03.18.06; Townonline 03.30.06; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Boston Globe 08.01.13; CBS Boston 08.01.13; NBC News 08.01.13; Road to Recovery 06.15.14; WWLP 04.12.16
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
RyanJames R.1966PSuedDiocesanSued 2005. Ryan and two other priests accused of abuse of a youth in late 1980s. Petition alleges that Ryan threatened the plaintiff and his family if he told anyone about the abuse. Died 4/10/04.Camden, NJSource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 03.31.05; Courier Post 04.01.05
RyanJohn E. 1953PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18. Noted to be deceased. Assignments included parishes in Boardman, Poland, Massillon, Canal Fulton, Warren and Youngstown.Youngstown, OHSource:
WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18
RyanJohn I. BSuedJesuitNamed in a lawsuit against the diocese in 2017 as sexual abusing minors 1955-1966 at St. Paul Mission in Hays, on the Fort Belknap Indian reservation. On the Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/18. Died 8/3/86.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Great Falls Tribune 08.16.17; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Jesuits West List 12.07.18
Ryan
John R.1950PSettledDiocesanRemoved from ministry 1993 due to allegations that he molested boys in 1the 980s. Previously taught at diocesan high school. Laicization requested 9/19/03 and granted 10/13/06. Diocese settled two complaints as of 11/06. Died 11/2010. Obituary says he spent 29 years as Chaplain to The National Guard.Des Moines, IASource:
Channel 4000 09.19.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 10.01.03; Des Moines Register 07.08.04; Des Moines Register 11.16.06; KTIV 11.17.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.17.06; Des Moines Register 11.13.10; Des Moines Register 07.01.14
Assignments:
Des Moines Register 9.20.03
RyanJoseph1938PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Ryan eligible for the IRCP. Died in 1968.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
RyanJoseph Francis1936PAccusedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Placed on leave numerous times from 1945 through1960. Excardinated to Philadelphia Archdiocese 1965, died 12/3/76. Accused in 2002 of abuse of brother and sister in 1945-1946. Named in 1 civil suit. Personnel file released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; The Patch 02.03.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Ryan
Martin P.1976PSettledDiocesanIn 2002 woman claimed Ryan sexually abused her when she was a teenager in 1970s. She said she told the diocese about it but they didn't suspend him because he had an unblemished record and had not abused boys. She says at least two other victims. Her claim settled 10/03 as part of $21M settlement with 40 people. Ryan was only active priest named in settlement. Remained active until 5/11 when removed for sexual harassment of adult female. Then worked as admin of new parish before becoming pastor 01/14.Bridgeport, CTSource:
CT Post; Connecticut Post 11.22.02; Connecticut Post 11.24.02; Connecticut Post 10.16.03; The Ledger 10.16.03; Associated Press 10.17.03; Connecticut Post 11.17.03; Connecticut Post 12.18.03; Hartford Courant 12.19.03; Connecticut Post 11.24.09; News-Times 11.24.09; Hartford Courant 11.25.09; Connecticut Post 12.01.09; News Times 12.02.09; The Republic 06.23.11; CT Post 01.22.14; CT Post 01.23.14; CT Post 01.26.14; The Republic (AP) 01.26.14; CT Post 03.19.14
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
RyanPatrick Joseph1919PAccusedDiocesanName appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. He was accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a minor in 1961 and included in report to John Jay Group. Archdiocese qualifies inclusion by saying that subsequent extensive and wide-ranging investigation took place. No evidence found to validate the accusation of sexual abuse.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hastings Star Gazette 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Statement by Anderson & Assoc re posting of incorrect picture 12.20.13; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
RyanPaul David1976PConvictedDiocesanAustralian. Sent to the U.S. for treatment twice related to his behavior with boys, returned to ministry each time. Allowed to work in a parish in Virginia Beach, VA. Abused at least two boys in Virginia Beach 1978-79. Australian diocese and Richmond admitted paying settlements to at least two U.S. men. Also abused at least three youths in Australia in 1989-90, one known to have died by suicide. Pled guilty 9/10/06. Sentenced to 18 months in jail in Australia. The two U.S. victims also wanted him prosecuted in their country. On the Richmond VA diocese's list 2/13/19.Richmond, VASource:
Herald Sun [Australia] 04.20.06; Herald Sun [Australia] 09.09.06; Herald Sun [Australia] 09.11.06; The Standard [Australia] 09.13.06; Catholic News 01.30.07; Virginia Pilot 01.30.07; Broken Rites 04.19.12; The Australian 11.28.12; The Australian 12.01.12; Courier Mail 12.07.12; The Age 12.07.12; WRIC TV 02.13.19
RyanThomas1942PAccusedAccusedNamed publicly as accused on the archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to diocese of incidents in 1957. Ryan died in 1988.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18
RyanThomas J. 1952PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Sioux Falls diocese on its list in 3/19. Faculties permanently removed in 5/02. Died 1/17/17.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Diocese of Sioux Falls List 03.21.19; Argus Leader 03.22.19
RyanTimothy O.  ?PAccusedDominicanNamed publicly as accused by the Reno diocese on its list 4/5/19. From the Diocese of Juneau. Worked in the Reno diocese 1953-59. Died 8/13/60. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.Reno, NVSource:
Diocese of Reno List 04.05.19; Diocese of Las Vegas List 04.12.19
RyanWilliam J.1933PAccusedJesuitJesuit of the Oregon Province. Apparently spent much of his career at various Indian schools and reservations in Montana, Idaho and Washington. Per statement released by Diocese of Spokane 11/07, Ryan was named in accusation that was found to be credible or proven. He died 02/06/67. No further information found.Spokane, WASource:
Find A Grave 02.06.67; 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:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ryan (Bp).
Daniel1956PAccusedDiocesanServed as chancellor and auxiliary bishop of the Joliet diocese before going to Springfield, IL as Bishop in 1983. Named as a o-defendant in 1999 suit by 3 men who alleged he failed to act against sexual misconduct by clergy because he was involved in homosexual relationships. Resigned as Bishop of Springfield when the suit was filed. Suspended all public ministry in 2002 amid allegations he had abused a minor in 1984. Died 12/31/15. On Springfield diocese's list 11/29/18.Springfield, ILSource:
State Journal-Register 10.20.99; Associated Press 10.28.99; State Journal-Register 10.29.99; State Journal-Register 10.31.99; Herald News 05.05.02; Herald News 08.11.02; State Journal Register 08.15.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 09.04.02; State Journal Register 02.03.04; State Journal Register 08.03.06; BishopAccountability list of US Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08; Herald News 01.04.16; Herald-Review 11.29.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RyderAustin Lewis1948PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Richmond diocese on its list 5/22/19. Died in 1981. Allegation reported after his death.Richmond, VASource:
News Channel 6 02.13.19
Rydzewski
Thomas A.1998PConvictedDiocesanRydzewski was arrested for possession of child pornograpy and internet child pornography 12/01. Sent to St. Luke's. Pleaded guilty 7/02 and was sentenced to 27 months in prison 11/02. Released 11/15/04. He was caught as part of Operation Candyman Sting. Name appeared on Baltimore Archdiocese's 9/02 list of priests accused of abuse. On MD sex offender registry as of 1/12.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 6.7.02; Washington Post 6.8.02; Baltimore Sun 12.13.01; Times-Picayune 12.15.01; Baltimore Messinger 12.19.01; Associate Press 07.16.02; Baltimore Sun 07.17.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Rocky Mountain News 03.20.04
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
Ryer
Robert1943PSuedDiocesanRyer died 4/30/67. He was one of 40 priests named in several lawsuits filed 1/03 by 70 plaintiffs who alleged sexual abuse by the priests. Article in 2010 references three claims settled re abuse by Ryer between 1958-1960. Boston AD database in 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt because canonical or criminal investigation was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 01.30.03; Jamaica Plain Gazette 05.29.10; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Jamaica Plain Gazette 09.09.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ryfinski
Gerald J.1990PConvictedDiocesanArrested 6/01 after computer repair man found child pornography on his computer. Pled guilty in 3/02 to one count of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Received a five year suspended sentence with three years probation. Laicized 4/07.On SC Sex Offender Registry as of 1/3/10. On diocese's list 3/29/19.Charleston, SCSource:
Myrtle Beach Sun-News 06.19.01; Myrtle Beach Sun-News 06.20.01; The Catholic Miscellany 03.28.02; The State 04.12.02; Post & Courier (SC) 04.28.02; Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19
Rynish John J. 1943PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Retired 1993. Died 9/23/01. First named publicly as accused by diocese in 10/18. Allegedly sexually abused a minor in the early 1970s.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Springfield News-Leader 10.08.18; BolivarMoNews 10.10.18; Buffalo Reflex 10.10.18
Assignments:
Buffalo Reflex 10.10.18
Rynne
Paul P.1956PSuedDiocesanIn 2003, personnel file contained allegations that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 17-yr-old in 1986; received therapy and was reassigned. In 1994 he admitted allegations that he abused and/or raped a boy in 1960s were true.Two other claimants came forward. One filed suit 1/03. Rynne had collection of nude photos of boys. Placed on leave after 1994 allegation; retired in 1996. Died in 2001. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete at death per 8/11 Boston AD database. New allegations 5/17 by man re abuse as boy at St. Patrick's in Lawrence.Boston, MASource:
Document from Archdiocese Personnel File 06.03.86; Boston Globe 01.30.03; Boston Herald 01.30.03; Associated Press 02.06.03; Boston Globe 02.07.03; Boston Herald 02.07.03; Patriot Ledger 02.07.03; Excerpt from Pattern & Practice Brief 07.21.03; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Lowell Sun 05.01.17; The Eagle-Tribune 05.03.17; The Pilot 05.05.17
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
 


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