September 25 2019
By Colin Meyn
The Society of Saint Edmund, the Catholic order that founded St. Michael’s College, has released a list of 10 priests who worked in Vermont that have been accused of sexually abusing children, adding to the 40 priests named by the Burlington diocese.
Two of the accused priests, John Stankiewicz and Nelson Ziter, were prominent educators and administrators at St. Michael’s. And in both cases the congregation describes the allegations of abuse as being “substantiated.”
As with the list of priests released by the Burlington diocese, the Saint Edmund’s list is short on details. It names the accused priests, when they were ordained, when they died, and when the church became aware of the accusations against them.
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