Name of abusive priest removed from St. Bonaventure University building


July 21, 2020

By: Anthony Reyes

St. Bonaventure NY – Bonaventure University announced it has removed the name from the university’s administration building after discovering it was named after a priest who was credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

Hopkins Hall, which houses university administrators and financial aid staff, was built in 1964 and named after Msgr. James F. Hopkins, a priest in Pennsylvania who died in 1957.

This spring, Sean Mickey, a reporter for The Bona Venture student newspaper, discovered last year’s Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed an allegation that Hopkins abused a 13-year-old girl in 1945.

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