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Fr. Daniel G. Babis

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in a 1/9/06 complaint of sexually abusing a boy and girl and three of their siblings from the early 1950s through 1968, when their father confronted Babis. The abuse, which allegedly included fondling and photographing his naked victims, occurred in the children's home while their father was ill, in church buildings including a home for retired nuns, and on overnight trips. Babis was transferred to Florida in 1970. He died there 12/12/78. After the suit was filed, at least four others reportedly alleged abuse during the 1960s at Babis' last NY parish: two brothers and a sister in one family and a girl fondled at age nine in the rectory. On diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Marian Babjak

Ordained: 1995
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Youngstown OH

From Slovakia, where he was ordained. Spent early priesthood there and in Austria. Parish priest, religion and German teacher in parish schools. Arrived in the Youngstown diocese in 2006, assisting at St. Rose in Girard while studying at Youngstown State University. In 2016 returned to Youngstown, where he was in residence at St. Charles Boromeo in Boardman, then assigned to St. Paul in North Canton in 2017. Pastor of Christ Our Savior in Struthers when placed on leave in 11/2021 due to an allegation of inappropriate physical contact with a minor. Agreed to resign from his position at the parish 7/6/2022. On 7/17/2022 the diocese announced that its Review Board had determined that while there was inappropriate contact with a minor by Babjak, it "did not not rise to the level of sexual abuse." The Board recommended Babjak be returned to active ministry after a period of evaluation.


Fr. Michael Baca

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 09/8/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Michael or Miguel. Name incuded the Gallup diocese's 12/16/2014 list of credibly accused. Assigned to St Joseph the Worker in San Fidel NM in 1961. Per the Official Catholic Directory was there as Retreat Director 1961-1970. Missionary for 18 years throughout the US, and among the Otomi Indians of Central Mexico. Also worked in the Peoria IL diocese and the Santa Fe and Louisville archdioceses. Wrote the "Life Is for Living" column for 12 years for the national magazine St. Anthony Messenger. On Gallup diocese's list in 12/2018. Died 9/8/1997. Accused in 2009, along with Rev. Conran Runnebaum OFM, of abuse of a boy, age 8, in 1961 in NM. Diocese settled. Attorney said there had been previous complaints about both priests. On Wichita diocese's list 9/20/2019. On Peoria list by 1/2020.

Fr. Paul M. Baca

Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Died: 02/8/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A woman filed suit in 1/2000, alleging a sexual relationship with Baca for one year beginning in 1973 when she was 15. The suit also alleged that the relationship resumed in 1989 and lasted until the 1990s. She had a videotape and transcript wherein Baca admitted "repetitive sexual contact." He resigned. The suit was settled in 6/2000 for an undisclosed amount. The settlement also covered claims by another woman who claimed Baca had a two-year affair with her which ended in 2000. Baca died 2/8/2013. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/2017.

Fr. Joseph A. Baccellieri

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Placed on leave in 1992 after allegation of abuse in the 1970s involving teenage boys. Went to rehab, then reassigned to several parishes beginning in 1994. Supposedly reassigned on limited basis under close supervision. Retired in 2002. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Two men filed suits in 2004 alleging abuse as boys in the 1970s at Central Catholic High School. One plaintiff had a secretly recorded tape wherein Baccelliere seemed to admit molesting the plaintiffs and indicating that there were other victims. There were seven claims against Baccellieri by 4/07.

Fr. Francis Bach

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Died: 03/31/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Removed from his ministry with young adults in 1967. On leave for 6 months in 1976, then reassigned. Boy Scout chaplain and campus minister. Retired at age 54 in 1994. Sent to St. John Vianney Center in Downington PA for treatment. Admitted to raping and sexually abusing 14 children, ages 14-16 More people came forward 1994-2016 alleging abuse as children by Bach. Died 3/31/2010 at an assisted living facility in Seaside Point DE. In 2016 a man reported that Bach abused him when the man was was an altar boy in 1960 and Bach was a seminarian. Name included on the Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/2018. Named in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Added to Baltimore list in 9/2018; noted to have owned a boat in MD, where abuse occurred. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Timothy Backous

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

St. John's Prep School headmaster 2006 -13. Parents of former St. John's Boys' Choir member in 5/14 alleged sex abuse of their son by Backous during choir's 1990 bus trip across Europe; parents knew in 1991 and reported to Abbot. Abbot paid for son's counseling and apparently told parents Backous would no longer work with children. Sheriff told parents he had no authority because abuse was in Europe. Parents learned 5/24/14 Backous said mass at Memorial Day weekend at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis; they informed Archbishop. Abbot of St John's Abbey wrote 6/10/14 that allegations had never been proven and Backous was not working under any restrictions but was a priest in good standing. He also worked at Essentia Health in Duluth. Named in 2 lawsuits 4/16: a man claimed abuse at St. John's Prep 1982-83 at age 16; another alleged abuse at age 12-13 by Backous on a choir trip to Europe in 1990. Abbey called allegations "without merit and false."

Fr. Matthew Bagert

Ordained: 1997
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Arrested 2005 on charges of possessing child porn on his computer. Trial set for 6/06. Charges dismissed just prior to trial after judge said evidence of the porn was obtained illegally by a deacon and another priest. Case referred to Feds for prosecution. Left priesthood and married. In 11/08 Bagert pled not guilty to federal indictment of child porn. In 4/09 he changed plea to guilty. Sentenced 12/1/09 to 4 years 3 months in prison. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Noted to be laicized.

Fr. John J. Bagley

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Finished seminary in Rome. Worked at Vatican 1972-1974. Placed on leave in 2/2002 after a man called the Diocese to complain of abuse in 1967 when he was 17. The abuse allegedly occurred during a trip from Worcester to Canada. The man had complained to Bishop Harrington in 1994, but no action. At least one more accuser located. Unable to prosecute in MA due to the statute of limitations. Matter referred to Canada for possible prosecution. A second man filed a civil suit in 12/2004, alleging abuse in 1963. Trial set for 2006.

Fr. Joseph L. Baglio

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Died: 08/23/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Identified 2/11/15 as accused of abusing a minor. A woman reportedly filed a claim alleging she was molested as a child by Baglio in 1965. He was director of the CYO and the Catholic Youth Center in Minneapolis 1946-67 and then pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Edina until his 1977 retirement to Miami FL. Returned to Twin Cities in 1993. Died 8/23/97.

Fr. Donald Baier

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Venice FL

Retired in 2000. Per news in 7/2002, Baier's ministerial rights were permanently revoked by the Bishop after an anonymous letter with documentation of alleged abuse was received in 5/2002. Investigation found evidence of at least two victims in separate locations. 


Fr. George F. Bailey

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 11/20/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Left the priesthood in the late 1980s. Per 2002 news, at least 10 women had accused him of abusing them when they were grade-school students at St. Vincent School in Akron and St. Mary's School in Bedford. Apparently these accusations were made known to the Diocese before Bailey left the priesthood. Laicization announced in 3/2014. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 6/2019. Bailey died 11/20/2020.

Fr. Eugene Bailot

Ordained: 1937
Status: Sued

Died: 07/23/1983
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Bailot (or Baillot) was one of 16 priests named for the first time in numerous sexual abuse lawsuits filed in 1/03 in Boston. A woman said Bailot abused her and her brother as children in the 1950s after establishing himself as "a darling" in the eyes of their family. He retired in 1975 and died in 1983. Included in 8/11 on the archdiocese's list. No formal determination of guilt because he died prior to canonical investigation.

Fr. Lawrence J. Baird

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Monsignor. Longtime spokesman for the diocese. Accused in 2002 of abusing a girl who came to him for advice after being abused by Rev. John Lenihan. Baird countersued plaintiff in 4/02. His suit was dismissed in 2002 and he was ordered to pay attorney fees for plaintiff. A second woman also alleged abuse as a child. Continued in active ministry. Retired in 2017.

Sr. Linda Baisi

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Order: RDC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Ex-nun, left her order in 1979. Accused in a 2/8/96 suit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 12-17, beginning in 1987. The boy was a student at St. Frances de Chantal in the Bronx when the abuse began, and Baisi was his teacher. The school was staffed by the Sisters of Divine Compassion. In 1995, the complainant mentioned the abuse to a counselor, who reported it to authorities. Baisi was suspended from her role as principal of St. Frances in 1996 when the suit was filed. She admitted the abuse in taped conversations with the victim. Her attorney and the judge stated that she had effectively admitted to the charges.

Br. David Baker

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Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Also known as Br. Felix. Joined the Xaverians in 1956. Worked in the U.S., Mexico, South Korea and Romania. Faculty member 1983-1984 at Colegio Cervantes Colonias in Guadalajara; ESL Teacher/Trainer in Guadalajara 1990-1993 and at Instituto Mexicano de Saltillo, Coahuila 1995-1997. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Order on its list 7/12/2019, which notes allegations received in 2003 of abuse in the mid-1980s in Brooklyn. Baker was removed from ministry and withdrew from the Xaverians in 2003. Deceased.

Fr. Donald Philip Baker

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 12/29/19. Allegation received in 3/17 that Baker sexually abused a teenage boy 1986-89, while assigned to St. Francis of Assisi in Lenoir, NC. Baker was living in AZ in 2017, having moved there in 1991. He worked for a short time for the Phoenix diocese before leaving ministry in 1994.

Fr. Gerald H. Baker

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Pastor of St Mary of the Woods in Whitesville KY since 6/12. Suspended after diocese received allegation 5/3/16 of 'improper conduct of a sexual nature' with a male minor from St. Mary's. Kentucky State Police investigated. Allegations by two more people of sex abuse by Baker as minors. Baker worked in parishes across Western KY. At time of suspension was also pastor of St John the Baptist in Fordsville. Review Board found allegations substantiated; permanently suspended from ministry 10/18. Included in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations, which confirms that the Review Board deemed 3 allegations substantiated. Diocesan assignment list omits deanship 1996-2003 and other chancery positions.

Fr. Joseph Baker

Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

"Fr. Jack." Pastor of St. Perpetua in Waterford Township when removed in 6/2019 pending an investigation into allegations that he sexually abused a child early in his ministry. Arrested 7/8/2019, charged with "sexual-conduct penetration with a person under the age of 13." His accuser claimed Baker raped him in a storage closet at St. Mary's in Wayne in 2004, when he was a second-grader preparing for First Communion. Convicted in 10/2022. Sentenced 3/1/2023 to 3-15 years in prison.

Fr. Michael Stephen Baker

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

At least 23 accusers. Told Cardinal Mahony in 1986 that he had sexually abused two boys. Sent to treatment in NM, returned to ministry in nine more parishes; continued to abuse many more children. The two brothers settled in 2000 for $1.3M for abuse 1984-1999, beginning when they were ages 5 and 7. Baker continued to abuse the boys after the family moved to Mexico in 1986, despite being 'monitored' by the archdiocese. He would fly the boys to CA and AZ. Removed from ministry. Laicized in 12/2000. Arrested in 2003, charged with over 12 offenses against boys ; charges dropped due to CA Supreme Court ruling. Arrested again in 1/2006. Included in a 12/2006 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Also included in a 7/2007 massive $660M settlement. Pleaded guilty in 12/2007 to abuse of two boys. Sentenced to 10 years and 4 months in prison. New suit in 6/2010. Released on parole in 10/2011. Arrested for probation violations in 11/2011 and in 9/2012. Some personnel files released in 1/2013. Settlement with 4 in 3/2013 for $9.9M. Suit filed in 2/2020 v the archdiocese and Cardinal Mahony related to Baker's abuse of a boy, ages 6-10, in 1993-1997 at St. Columbkille in South Los Angeles. Confessed to abuse of children in the U.S., Mexico, Thailand and Nepal.

Br. Stephen P. Baker

Order: TOR
Status: Settled

Died: 01/26/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Teacher/trainer/coach in MN, MI, VA, PA. Molested boys and girls when giving massages for injuries. Removed in 2000 after MI allegation; under supervision. First known abuse in MN 1977; reported 2003, settled 2005. Settlement 2012 of Order and JFK HS with 11 men re 1980s abuse announced 1/16/13. Baker died by suicide 1/26/13. Diocese knew of allegations in 2009. Allegations in 2011 re Bishop McCort HS in Johnstown PA. Multiple lawsuits. $8M settlement with 88 survivors announced 10/21/14. PA AG announced charges vs 3 TOR Franciscans responsible for Baker's assignments: Giles A. Schinelli, Robert J. D'Aversa, Anthony M. Criscitelli. Rev. Bradley Baldwin, TOR suspended pending investigation of his supervisory role. Included on St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese's list of credibly accused in 10/14. Diocese and TORs settled 28 claims in 9/16 for $900k. Charges v Schinelli dismissed on SOL 10/17. D'Aversa and Criscielli pled no contest 5/18; fined and 5 years probation. Probation for D'Aversa and Criscitelli ended early, in 9/21. New suit 8/18. Baker's name on Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18.

Fr. Gary E. Balcom

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Died: 10/18/2002
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 1993 lawsuit of sexually abusing an altar boy in the 1970s, including showering with the boy, fondling him, giving him alcohol and threatening him. Balcom admitted to molesting 8 or 9 children. Placed on sick leave in 1985, privileges removed in 1992. Voluntarily laicized in 4/9. Per the Boston archdiocese's list in 8/11, Balcom's case was concluded canonically. He died in 10/02.

Fr. Mark G. Balczeniuk

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. (Spelled Balczeniuk.) Told the diocese 3/30/10 that on the previous Friday evening he kissed and hugged the mentally slow young adult son of family friends. He said he came forward because the boy's father was upset and was going to report the incident to the diocese. The father did so the same day, and said the priest kissed the boy - who was age 18 - on the mouth, embraced him, and rubbed his back under his shirt. Removed from ministry and was to be sent to St. John Vianney Center for treatment. In 6/10 Balczeniuk admitted that in the mid-1970s, when he was a seminarian, he touched the genitals of young boys at Camp St. Andrew, where he was a counselor. Requested laicization 3/11; granted 10/7/11. On diocese's list 8/19/18 (spelled Balzceniuk). Died 3/23/18 in FL, where he had worked as a bereavement counselor for a Daytona Beach hospice.

Fr. Felipe Baldonado

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 12/3/2003
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/2019. Allegation received in 2003 of abuse in 1959. Included on the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/2019, where he worked at Holy Cross Retreat Center in 1969. Died in 2003. Added to Stockton list in 11/2020, where he had faculties 1953-1964 as a mission preacher.

Fr. Leonard Baldus

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1942
Status: Sued

Died: 07/30/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Fr. Balden was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. One woman claimed that Fr. Balden, Fr. Cholewa and another unnamed priest abused her 1975-1982 when she was 5-11 years old. Died 7/30/2005.

Fr. Edward Balestrieri

Order: OSST
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 09/10/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Removed from ministry 5/1/2002 after a woman wrote to the Trinitarians to complain that Balestrieri "inappropriately touched her son," age 11, in 1975 in Trenton, NJ, when he was a member of the Order. He had been incardinated into the Belleville Diocese in 1985. On 1/24/2009 the Belleville diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave/Retired." Died 9/10/2012. On the Belleville diocese's list of credibly accused 12/19/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Joseph A. Balfe

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1927
Status: Sued

Died: 09/29/1969
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Died 9/29/1969. Accused of abuse of students at St. Ignatius Mission Boarding School on Flathead Indian Reservation in late 1950s-early 1960s. One man said he arrived early for mass and found Balfe standing naked in the sacristy. Another said that Balfe asked him during confession what bed he slept in. Named in five complaints in a 9/2011 civil suit against the Ursuline Order and Helena Diocese, filed by 45 people against four nuns, six priests and one religious brother. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/2018, which notes the sexual abuse of a minor 1934-1940 and 1959-1961.

Fr. Daniel M. Balizan

Ordained: 1989
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Pastor of Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community in 8/2022 when suspended due to an allegation that he sexually abused a boy, age 15, ten years prior. His accuser sued in 10/2022. Balizan had been assigned to the parish since 2012. Arrested in 6/2023. Pleaded not guilty. Subject of a two other lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse while at Santa Maria de la Paz. Allowed to await trial from home, on house arrest with electronic monitoring. Trial was set for 9/11/2023. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list of credibly accused 2/19/2024.


Fr. Raymond J. Balko

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1920
Status: Accused

Died: 02/25/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Also know as Jules "Raymond" Balko. Named as credibly accused by the Saint Vincent Archabbey Benedictines in Latrobe PA in 8/2018. The archabbey received an allegation in 2000 that Balko sexually abused a minor in 1963 or 1964, while assigned to St. Mary's in Erie. Included in 9/2018 on the diocese's updated list of credibly accused. Balko died in 1985.


Fr. Bruce E. Ball

Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Died: 09/15/2002
Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Abused in MD and WI. Investigated in 1984 by WI law enforcement, La Crosse Bishop John Paul informed. Sheriff did not charge Ball but told the bishop he should not have contact with children. Ball allegedly had made sexual comments to children and invited them to his cabin to sleepover. Reassigned to another parish, had contact with children. Pleaded no contest in 1993 to criminal charge of sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy during a therapy session. Four known victims. Sentenced to five years prison; released in 3/1996. On parole through 12/1997. Laicized at his own request as of 8/11/1997. Settlement of $100K. In 1993, the La Crosse diocese told Baltimore of two claims against Ball during the time he was a seminarian for La Crosse in Baltimore in the mid-1970s. Per the La Crosse diocese's list in 1/2020, Ball died 9/15/2002. Included on Baltimore's list of accused. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. David Ball

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Died: 11/26/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as credibly accused by the archdiocese on its list in 10/2022. Allegation(s) noted to have been substantiated after his death. Per his obituary, Ball was assigned to Angel Guardian Orphanage 1962-1967, then St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Chicago, followed by St. Lambert's in Skokie. He became a Navy chaplain in 1968. Ball retired in 1990 and died in 1999. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least one "reported survivor."


Fr. Edward Lawrence Ball

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Died: 10/25/2016
Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Indicted in 9/1992 on four counts of abuse of a minor; pleaded guilty to one count. Sentenced to nine months in jail and five years probation. Three victims. Family of two boys settled out of court in 1994. Criminally charged in 1999 with 31 counts of sexually abusing two other boys 1979-1986. Sentenced to three years in prison. Settlement of $4.2M from Diocese and Order in 6/2003. On Sex Offender Registry. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/2018. Died in 2016. Included on the Order's list of credibly accused.

Deacon Jerry Bals

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Ordained as deacon in 1973. Accused of fondling girls in counseling sessions at Lake Catholic High School, where he was was a guidance counselor and librarian. Bals also worked for several years beginning in the 1980s at St. Ignatius High School. Sued in 1993 by a woman who said Bals began sexually abusing her as a Lake Catholic student in the summer of 1973. Suspended by diocese. She went to Mentor police in 1984 and was told there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute. More women came forward in 1993. Bals was charged with abusing at least six Lake Catholic girls. Charges dropped in a plea deal; required to forfeit his teaching credentials. Six women filed suit, which settled. Permanently removed from ministry. The diocese paid Bals' wife $800/mo 2000-2003, while Bals was living with her, reportedly to help with their eight children. Included in 6/2019 on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Carmelo Melchior Baltazar

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Extern priest from the Philippines' Diocese of Malolos. Abused boys over a 20-year period while assigned in the Phillippines, the Diocese of Cleveland, US Navy, Diocese of Boise, and Diocese of San Diego. Named in several civil suits. Convicted in 1984; sentenced to seven years. Released to treatment after three years. A 2003 civil suit in San Diego said that plaintiff lived with Baltazar and traveled with him for five years during military assignments. Always introduced as his nephew. Deceased. Included in 3/2077 on the Diocese of San Diego's list of credibly accused. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/2019, where he was a hospital chaplain 1981-1982. On the Reno diocese's lit 4/5/2019, where he was assigned in 1980. On the Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/2019. On the Boise diocese's list in 10/2019; incidents in the late 1970s and 1985 while assigned to St. Alphonsus Hospital, reported in 1985.

Fr. Norman G. Balthazar

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Initially charged in 1991 in Tampa with soliciting a lewd act from a male undercover police officer. Charges dismissed by court. Sent for therapy and returned to ministry. Diocese paid $75K in 2010 to a man claiming abuse by Balthazar at Christ the King in Tampa in the early 1980s when he was 17. Settlement not revealed until 1/2011. Per Tampa police, in 2002 a man accused Balthazar and another priest of sexually assaulting him in 1971 at age 9. State did not press charges. Included on the St. Petersburg diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Edwin Banach

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Died: 11/23/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

In 9/02 the Order began investigating allegations that Banach abused two boys between 1963 and 1970 at St. Anthony of Padua. One person alleged abuse and the other alleged that Banach made sexual overtures. Banach spent the first nine years of his ministry at St. Anthony's, moved to a parish in California, then returned in 1963 to St. Anthony's. In 1970 Banach was transferred back to California. He died in 1984.

Fr. Henry S. Banach

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Allegedly abused a boy age 12 or 13 in 1976 and 1977 while assigned to St. Hedwig in Southbridge. Two brothers filed suit in 2002. Another man joined the suit in 10/2002. A fourth man later came forward with similar allegations. One case settled out of court in 5/2005 and was dismissed. A second was set for trial in 10/2006.

Fr. Stanley F. Banaszek

Order: MM
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Accused of sexually assaulting a former altar boy in 1985 at St. Anthony of Padua in Bridgeport, CT. Case was settled with others by the Bridgeport diocese in 10/2003. (Name occasionally spelled Bonaszek or Bonzszek.) Added to the Richmond diocese's list 6/27/2019, where he was assigned 1974-1975. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the Bridgeport diocese, there were two victims of abuse occurring 1977-1987, one age 15, both boys. Left the diocese in 1987. Died in 2007.

Fr. Solomon Bandiho

Ordained: 1994
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Priest of the Bukoba diocese in Tanzania. Administrator of Holy Cross parish in Mesa AZ 7/14-12/14. Caught in a sting seeking to pay for sex with a 16-year-old girl. Arrested 12/12/14 on suspicion of child prostitution. Also assisted at St. Helen in Glendale. Removed from ministry. Doctoral student at Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley CA; AZ assignment was part of work-study.

Fr. Oscar Bandini-Beguerisse

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Died: 03/21/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

From the Mexican Meridian Province. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list revised 2/21/2020. Entered the order in 1941. One allegation noted, occurring in 1963 while Bandini-Beguerisse was assigned to St. Pascal's in Chicago. Died 3/21/2009. Included on the Chicago archdiocese's list in 10/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Ronald J. Bandle

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Died: 01/6/2001
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Reportedly had a "relationship" with a 12-year-old in Waukesha in 1987. In 1993 ministry and contact with minors were restricted. Appointed in 6/96 as an assistant priest at St. Joseph and St. Kilian Parishes in Lyons and to nursing home ministry. Died in 1/01 after heart attack during Mass. Name on Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Personnel file released in 7/13.

Fr. John M. Banko

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Died: 02/29/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Metuchen NJ

Removed from ministry in 2000. Convicted in 2002 on charges of molesting an 11-year-old boy in 1993. Sentenced to 15 years. At least nine other alleged victims, abused as young as age six. Additional criminal charges were filed in 9/2006 alleging abuse of a boy 1994-1995. Pleaded not guilty in 11/2006. Convicted in 2008. Diagnosed as a  "repetitive and compulsive sexual offender." Sentenced in 9/2008 to an additional 18 years. Died 2/29/2016 at the New Jersey Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Woodbridge NJ. On the diocese's list 2/13/2019. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's list, which notes sexual abuse alleged in 2002 by Banko in the early 1970s while a seminarian at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's report.

Fr. Russell J. Banner

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Died: 04/17/2023
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Placed on leave in 2002 pending review of past allegations. Previously underwent evaluation and treatment then returned to active ministry. In 2004 a second man alleged abuse for two years when he ages 12-14 and a resident at Parmadale Childrens' Home, where  Banner was a deacon counseling children. This man filed suit in 2004. Banner worked in Phoenix, AZ 1986-1987. Laicization announced 3/19/2015. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Said to have died in 4/2023 in Bradenton FL, where he had been living at least since 2004. 


Fr. Theodore Baquedano Pech

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Priest of the Archdiocese of Yucatan, Mexico, assigned in the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA 1967-1975.  In 1993 a 30-year-old woman reported to San Francisco that Baquedano Pech sexually abused her for several years, beginning when she was 11; the Archdiocese said it was not responsible because he was a visiting priest. She repeatedly warned Mexico church officials, but was kept in ministry there. The woman sued the San Francisco Archdiocese and received a settlement in 2006. He was suspended 4/26/2010 by the Yucatan archdiocese, just after the allegations appeared in a Washington Post news article. 


Fr. Luis Jesus Barajas Arias

Order: OSST
Ordained: 1982
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

From Colombia. Assigned to the Harrisburg diocese to assist with the Spanish-speaking population in York and Lebanon. Named as accused by the diocese on its list 8/1/2018. Included in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Personnel file shows that in 1989 there were concerns about past allegations against him of child sexual abuse. The diocese gave Barajas money to return to Colombia in 11/1989. Laicized. Arrested in VA in 2019 for misconduct in 2013 with a minor. No prosecution. Arrested 10/23/2023 in Elyria OH, charged with gross sexual imposition. Barajas, age 76, was staying with families in the area, presenting himself as a retired priest and conducting 'spiritual ceremonies.' He allegedly inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl while 'blessing' her. The girl was being treated for cancer. A local priest reported the incident to police. Indicted by a grand jury 11/9/2023. Pleaded guilty 2/13/24. To be sentenced 2/27/24.

Fr. Alexander Sylvester Baranowski

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Died: 06/20/2011
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as accused in Chicago archdiocesan report in 3/2006, allegations substantiated. An 'inappropriate relationship' with a young girl was reported by the girl's father to the archdiocese in 1963. Accused of sexually abusing at least five other children. In 4/2013, two men filed civil suit against the archdiocese and Baranowski alleging that he abused them on separate overnight trips in 1961-1962. Both men were students at St. Wenceslaus grammar school in Chicago when the alleged abuse occurred. Resigned from the priesthood in 1975. Laicized in 8/1976. Reportedly went on to marry. Died 6/20/2011. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least 7 "reported survivors."

Fr. Michael L. Barber

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits' Maryland Province on its list 12/17/2018. Admitted in 1994 to the recent sexual abuse in Strathmere NJ of a minor. Noted to have "pled guilty to a charge of harassment by offensive touching." Removed from ministry, sent to the Colombiere Jesuit Community in Baltimore. Per Jesuits, living in a restricted environment on a safety plan. On Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/2019. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Roberto A. Barco

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

From Argentina, Diocese of Chascomus. Assigned to San Salvador parish in Colton, CA 2009 and St. Louis parish in Cathedral City, CA 2011-2014. Included on San Bernardino diocese list 10/9/18. Accused in 4/16 of child sex abuse in 2009-10. Police report filed. Was working in Los Angeles archdiocese at time of report. Removed in 5/16. Returned to Argentina. On Los Angeles archdiocese's list updated 12/6/18.

Fr. Daniel Ramsey Barfield

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Died: 06/7/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Las Cruces NM

In a 5/2013 civil suit a man accused Barfield of abusing him as a minor at St. Jude's Parish in Alamogordo NM, beginning in 1990. The man also accused Fr. Wilfred J. Diamond of abuse in the suit. A separate federal suit alleged Barfield allowed Fr. David Holley to live at the rectory and this gave Holley access to plaintiff so he abused plaintiff as well. Died 6/7/2003 in Alamogordo. Buried in Jesuit Cemetery, Grand Coteau LA. Also worked in Dallas, NOLA and Houston at Jesuit schools. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/2018.

Fr. Lehr J. Barkenquest

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 01/4/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Died 1/4/19. Named in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 as having sexually abused a male student in the early to mid-1970s at St. Francis DeSales High School in Lockport, NY. Barkenquest's accuser claims he told a school administrator at the time, but nothing was done. Added to the Lansing diocese's list in 2020, where he worked 1991-2013; at least one credible allegation of abuse during his time in the diocese; was pastor of St. Rita's in Clarklake.

Rev. Michael G. Barletta

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

In 2002 three men told Bishop Trautman they were molested by Barletta ("Barts") when he was a Cathedral Prep teacher in the late 1970s-early 1980s. One man said he told Bishop Trautman in 1994 and that Barletta left Prep within a year. Barletta was moved at the time to St. Patrick/St. Hedwig's parish and given work at the diocesan Catholic Charities office and as chaplain of Holy Family Carmelite Monastery. Not removed from active ministry until 2003. The diocese paid for counseling for one of the men. Named in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report, which showed eight known victims and that Barletta admitted to abusing 25 children and young men 1975-1994. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment in 1994. The Diocese knew of his behavior as early as 1968. A lawsuit in 7/2020 claims abuse of a girl in the mid-1970s when she was in grade school at St. Luke's, and in 9th grade, and that she saw him molest boys. Barletta died in late August 2022, age 82.

Fr. Pasquale J. Barletta

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Subject of a settlement in the mid-to-high five figures in 6/2023. Accused of sexually abusing a boy, about ages 14-16 in 1963-1965. Barletta was assigned to St. Patrick's in Watertown during the time in question. The abuse allegedly occurred in Barletta's car. He is said to have fondled the boy after plying him with alcohol. Absent on leave 1969-1970. Not listed in the Official Catholic Directory after 1971.


Fr. Kevin P. Barmasse

Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse 1982-1988. The L.A. archdiocese counted eight accusers. Also allegations in Tucson, AZ. Settlement in AZ in 2005/2006 under bankruptcy plan for five claiming abuse by Barmasse. These individuals also sued the L.A. archdiocese and were included in a massive $660M settlement in 7/2007. Criminal investigation reopened in AZ in 7/2007. Laicized 5/2/2006. Included on the Tucson diocese's list of credibly accused in 2011.  L.A. personnel file released in 1/2013.

Fr. Michael Lowell Barnes

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Died: 05/20/2017
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

A 6/2009 lawsuit against the Baltimore Archdiocese filed in DE alleged Barnes molested a boy 1977-1982 while at St. Clare School in Essex. The abuse occurred in the rectory and on out of state trips, and involved alcohol. Baltimore contacted plaintiff in 2002 after a review of files; he denied abuse. He contacted them in 2003 but refused counseling/mediation. Barnes left the priesthood in 1988. Arrested in NC in 10/2009 on charges of abuse of the same boy. Extradited to MD in 2/2010. Pleaded no contest in 6/2010. Sentenced to six months in jail. Civil case settled in 8/2010 for $50K. Laicized in 2013. Died in 2017. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It reveals indications of issues with Barnes during seminary, as well as treatment and several leaves of absence during his priesthood. At one point a woman reported to the Archdiocese that Barnes was having young men and boys sleep over in the rectory. The woman's husband told the A.G. in 2021 that the Archdiocese sent a "monk" to speak to his wife, who told her "it would cost the Archdiocese money." A note in Barnes' file said the woman "could be dangerous." After leaving the priesthood, Barnes volunteered at a Jessup parish until 2002, and was employed at a D.C. parish until 2009.

Fr. Robert O. Barnett

Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Died: 03/19/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Named publicly by the diocese on its list sometime after 12/2018. Categorized under "removed from ministry due to allegation of abuse of a minor before 2002 or, determined to have substantial evidence of abuse of a minor before 2002. Barnett died in 1991. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 6 "reported survivors" and that the diocese' claims it first received a report of abuse by Anderson in 1964.

Fr. H. Stanley Barney

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Included on the 9/26/02 list of Fall River priests investigated by the Bristol County District Attorney's Office. Reportedly there was one victim. Barney was not prosecuted due to the the statute of limitations. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Faculties removed at some point.

Fr. Michael J. Barone

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Tyler TX

Ordained for the Diocese of Dallas. Became a priest of the Diocese of Tyler when it was created in 1987. Retired in 2017. Placed on leave in 1/2019 by the Tyler diocese after information that Dallas would be including Barone on its list of accused. Case was to go before Tyler's Diocesan Review Board. Included in 4/2019 on the Tyler's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Frederick L. Barr

Ordained: 1976
Status: Unsubstantiated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on leave in 8/09 from St. Patrick's in Watertown after recent allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the late 1980s. He was parochial vicar at St. Luke's in Belmont 1985-90, when the abuse was alleged to have occurred. Still on administrative leave as of 8/15 and canonical proceedings in process per Boston archdiocese list. Allegations found unsubstantiated, per the archdiocesan list as of 1/20. Ministry restricted.


Fr. Philip R. Barr

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Retired 1995. One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor emeritus of St. Edmond Parish in South Philadelphia. On 5/4/12, Archdiocese found allegations unsubstantiated and he was found suitable for ministry. Died 11/27/14.

Fr. Gustavo Barrera

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Monsignor. Removed from ministry in 3/2024 due to allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor occurring 35 years prior. Resigned and retired from Our Lady of Sorrows in McAllen. The Diocesan Review Board was investigating. Barrera's attorneys denied the allegation and alleged slander.


Fr. John F. Barrett

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 07/16/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Placed on leave in 5/02 due to old accusations that he molested an 8th grade boy in Catholic school in 1968. Original claim was made in 1991 but the alleged victim said the diocese cancelled meeting with him at the last minute when he wanted to bring either his wife or attorney with him. The accuser let the matter drop until 2002 when investigator for the diocese contacted him. Barrett was cleared by diocesan investigation 6/10/02 and returned to ministry. Diocese said claims could not be substantiated and victim was not cooperating. Barrett died 7/16/14.

Fr. Michael J. Barrett

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy 1974-78, beginning when the boy was age 12 and Barrett was a lay member of Opus Dei. Per the lawsuit, the boy was also abused by then-Fr. Theodore McCarrick. Barrett was ordained by Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1985. He worked in Rome and Madrid, then in Houston TX for 25 years, followed by Los Angeles CA 2013-16. In 2016 he was named pastor of St. Agnes in New York City.


Fr. Patrick J. Barrett

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 03/30/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Barrett was placed on leave in 2002 after a complaint that he molested a girl 30 years prior. The abuse was alleged to have taken place outside the diocese. Barrett also allegedly abused the accuser's four sisters, at least one as young as age 5. The Diocese's investigating committee said the charges were credible. Barrett died in 3/2006. Included on the Diocese's list 11/10/2018. Noted to have been permanently removed from public ministry in 2002. Included in the MI Attorney General's 1/8/2024 report.

Fr. Robert E. Barrett

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Died: 03/28/2008
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1993 of molestation during a 1960s camping trip. Settled in 1994 for $30K. Alleged in a 1997 lawsuit to have abused a 15-year-old youth for almost two years, in 1967-68, while working as priest and coach of a Framingham, MA church swim team. Placed on permanent disability in 1995 and spent time in a psychiatric hospital. More allegations in 2002 of prior abuse. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance in 2004. Died in 3/08. Included on the archdiocese's list 8/25/11.

Fr. Wayne J. Barron

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 05/29/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

Named publicly as accused by the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese on its list updated 4/1/2019. It notes alleged abused in 1972, reported in 2003. Removed from ministry in the 1990s. Died 5/29/2011. Included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese's list. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Edward M. Barry

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Placed on administrative leave in 10/19 due to an accusation in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act that he sexually assaulted a child decades prior. The archdiocese announced in 6/20 that the allegations were credible and substantiated. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. James Barry

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Amended civil suit filed 10/11 refers to Barry as a "credibly accused" sexual abuser. There are 117 plaintiffs in the amended suit. No further information provided. Died 9/8/80. Diocese originally claimed he was Jesuit priest, not Diocesan. 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.

Fr. John Patrick Barry

Order: CSB
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 06/2/1986
Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Named publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 6/18/2021. Assignments included St. Thomas High School and St. Anne's, both in Houston. Included on the Tucson diocese's list of credibly accused, where he was assigned 1968-1970 and 1980-1986. Barry died in 1986.

Fr. Michael O. Barry

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

One of four priests included in settlement of lawsuit in 4/07. Teacher and, at some point, a hospital chaplain in St. Louis. Accused of having sexually abused a student at a St. Louis Jesuit high school 1982-85. Barry's accuser said the priests plied him with alcohol and "played mind games" to silence him. Barry died 2/19/87. On the Province's list 12/7/18.

Fr. Richard J. Barry

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in MA, PA, DC, MI. Personnel file review in 2002 showed Barry allegedly raped and assaulted a youth at St. William's in Tewksbury, MA, where he was assigned 1978-1981. Transferred to Dallastown, PA. Included in 3/2003 NH A.G. report. Per documents, the same man claimed Barry raped and sexually abused him beginning at age 16 or 17 in NH. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Included on Harrisburg PA diocese list released 8/1/2018. Per attorney Mitchell Garabedian, there was a settlement in 2021 in the mid-five figures of a claim of abuse of a boy, age 14, while on a camping trip in NH in 1981.

Fr. Thomas Patrick Barry

Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

A woman filed suit against the Denver archdiocese in 10/07 alleging abuse by Barry in about 1970, when she was age 16 and had troubles at home. He gave her a place to live before abusing her. Report to archdiocese by the girl's mother in 9/73. No action. Barry died in 2003 at age 97. Included in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19.

Fr. Benedict P. Barszcz

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Order: SAC
Ordained: 1990
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

From Poland. Arrested in July 1999 and charged with public lewdness after he was accused of exposing himself to two girls, ages 14 and 15. Barszcz reportedly masturbated in front of the girls while sitting in a car. He was removed from public ministry. Barszcz was had been assistant pastor of St. Peter's in Lewiston since October 1998. Prior to that he assisted in two Brooklyn parishes. Last known to have been port chaplain in 2001 in Szczecin, Poland. Included on Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18.

Fr. Carl Bartholomew

Order: SAC
Ordained: 2000
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Venice FL

Ordained at age 53. Assigned at some point to St. Martha's in Sarasota. Accused in 4/2002 by a woman of molesting her 16-year-old son in 1994 when Bartholomew was a chiropractor in Bradenton, FL, prior to ordination. Bartholomew was not assigned to the Venice diocese in 4/2002 and was reportedly in England. In 10/2002 a committee of lay persons investigated and cleared Bartholomew. The priest acknowledged genital contact with the boy, but said it was part of a medical procedure. One committee member, a psychologist, had once examined another teenage boy who had alleged that Bartholomew made sexual advances toward him in 1998. Bartholomew was returned to full active status.

Fr. Charles Arnold Bartles

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 07/28/1993
Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Assigned in FL, Jamaica, GA and AK. One pending claim against Bartles shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/2010. Died 7/28/1993. On the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/2018. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s or 1980s. Removed from ministry. On the Jesuit West Province's list 12/7/2018, noting allegations reported in 2009 0f abuse 1973-1974 and 1978. Location of alleged abuse not indicated. Assigned 1972-1978 to Marist School in Atlanta, GA, then to Our Lady of the Snows church in Nulato, AK 1978-1982. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report, which shows that there were reports in 2016 that Bartles molested Marist School students in the 1970s, after plying them with alcohol.

Fr. Lee F. Bartlett

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Placed on leave in 3/2002. Accused in a 6/2002 civil suit of abusing two boys 1979-1980. He reportedly fondled them and made them participate in "Greek Olympics" wherein he got them intoxicated and then made them run naked through the streets at night at his residence on Cape Cod. Also allegedly took nude photos of boys and showed them pornographic movies. He was said to have taken some boys on a trip to Paris. Resigned from his parish in 2003. Laicization announced in 8/2020.

Fr. James T. Bartnik

Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Died: 08/27/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Ordained for the Diocese of Syracuse. Began work in the Diocese of Buffalo in the mid-1970s, where he was incardinated in 1982. Died 8/27/13. In 2018 a man reported to the diocese inappropriate sexual contact as a boy by Bartnik while "wrestling." The boy and his family were St. John Cantius (a/k/a Kanty) in Buffalo. The man said his family reported the abuse just after it occurred and that they were then ostracized from the parish. A lawsuit was filed in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act that Bartnik sexually abused a child, age 12 or 13, around 1977 at St. John Kanty in Buffalo.


Fr. Raymond B. Bartnikowski

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 11/16/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Placed on leave in 2002. A woman claimed that he abused her in 1967 when she was age 12. Two other women came forward to allege abuse as girls in the 1960s. He is accused of spanking their bare bottoms. Died in 11/2007. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Mary Juanita Barto

Order: RSM
Status: Settled

Died: 05/2/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Religious Sister of Mercy (RSM). Joined the order in 1952. Professed her final vows in 1957. Accused publicly by a woman in the 2000s of sexually abusing her throughout high school, beginning when the woman was age 15 in the late 1960s. Per Barto's accuser, the abuse occurred in classrooms at Mater Christi High School in Queens, on school buses to sporting events, at retreats in upstate NY, at the girl's home in Woodside and at a Long Island Convent. Barto died 5/2/14. Lawsuit filed 2/18/20; settled in 2020.

Fr. Harry J. Barton

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 02/16/1988
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. A single allegation noted, occurring while assigned to St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago 1956-1957. Barton died 2/16/1988. The allegation was reported after his death. Included in 1/2020 on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's list, where he had been assigned. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Raymond Barton

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Monsignor. Retired in 2011. The diocese announced in 2/14/20 that it had received an allegation that Barton sexually abused a child in the early-1970s. Suspended from active ministry pending investigation. The Diocesan Review Board presented its findings to Bishop Knestout, who determined that the allegation was credible, but could not be substantiated because the accuser was deceased and Barton could not be interviewed due to "health conditions." Therefore, Barton's name would not be added to the diocese's list of those with credible and substantiated allegations.

Fr. Richard Barry Bartz

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

In the 1980s Bartz was on faculty of a seminary where he allegedly had sex with a 17-year-boy, who was a student at St. Ignatius College Prep. May have attempted to molest at least one other boy the same night. Bartz went on leave indefinitely; was returned to ministry at Columbus Hospital in 1988, under restrictions and monitoring. He remained there until 2001. Another report was made to the archdiocese in 1992 of abuse in the 1970s while Bartz was assigned to Ascension parish in Oak Park. Left position at another hospital and resigned from the priesthood in 6/2002 after the Dallas Bishops' Conference. Laicized in 9/2015. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least three "reported survivors."

Fr. John C. Baskett

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Died: 06/23/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Accused in 2007 of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 1952 after using alcohol to incapacitate her. Suit filed 3/08. Abuse included intercourse and continued through 1954. He was then transferred to a parish later located in the Jefferson City, MO diocese. Became Air Force chaplain in 1955, first as part of Kansas City MO, then as Springfield-Cape Girardeau priest. Per Catholic Directories, had a Kitty Hawk, NC address, in the Raleigh diocese 1978-79. Died 6/23/95 in Las Vegas. Civil suit settled 8/08 in $10M settlement involving 12 priests. On Springfield-Cape Giradeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. It notes that he left the priesthood in 1975. On KC-St. Joseph diocese's list 9/5/19.

Fr. Francis E. Bass

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Died: 09/18/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused of abusing many boys and sharing his victims with Revs. Janssen, Geerts, and James W. Murphy. All were trained at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis. Bass was Director of Vocations and on Personnel Board for 15 years. Dean of Grinnell deanery for a year. Chaplain at Ottumwa Heights College. Bishop Hayes first learned Bass was connected with Janssen's abuse of children in 1958. The earliest known alleged abuse by Bass that is the late 1950s. Set to retire in 1992 when the Diocese received an allegation preserved in a file. A 1974 allegation was not included in the released file. Accused by two alleged victims of taking them to the Cook County Morgue; alleged to have brought victims to his family farm in NE. First suit filed in 2003. Settlements in 2004 and 2006. As of 7/14/2008, the Diocese stated Bass was accused of abusing 18 male minors. It requested that Bass be laicized but announced on 1/18/2005 that the Vatican had ordered him to live a life of prayer and penance. Died 9/18/2014. In 2018 a man stated publicly that he was abused as a child by Bass and three other priests.

Fr. Settimo Basso

Order: CS
Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Arrived in the U.S. from Italy in 1947. Worked in Boston for 23 years before transferring to RI. Later went to Canada before returning to RI. Died in Italy in 1999. Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a boy at St. Lazarus Parish, East Boston between1960-1961. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said in 7/11 that almost all claims were settled. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.

Fr. Roberto Batoon

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Extern priest from the Philippines working in the diocese since 1997. Removed in 1/2003 after he was accused of the sexual abuse of a minor while working in his home diocese. Reportedly admitted to the abuse. Was to return to the Philippines. By 5/2003, Batoon had agreed to be voluntarily laicized.

Fr. Orlando Alberto Battagliola

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 02/17/1977
Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

From Argentina. Arrived in the Monterey-Fresno diocese in 1963. Reportedly the diocese had knew of allegations against Battagliola in 1967. In the late 1990s a woman told the diocese that in 1974 Battagliola sexually abused her son, who was then a 14-year-old altar boy, in San Luis Obispo. Battagliola frequently visited their home. One night Battagliola took the boy for a drive, got him drunk, and had sex with him; the boy contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Lawsuit filed in 2003.  Battagliola was found murdered in a San Francisco motel room in 2/77. He had been seen checking into the room with a young man in his early 20s. Personnel file released in 1/13. Included on the Monterey diocese's 1/2/19 list of credibly accused.


Deacon Patricio William Batuyong

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Arrested

Died: 04/27/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Ordained a deacon in 1983 for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Had been working temporarily in the Atlanta archdiocese for about a year when he was arrested in 4/1993 on IL charges of criminal sexual abuse and solicitation for juvenile prostitution in 1991. Alleged victim was a 15-year-old relative. Extradited to IL where he posted bond before returning to Georgia. Laicized in 4/1996. Died in 4/2009. Added to Chicago archdiocesan list of clergy with substantiated allegations on 11/28/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. John B. Baud

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Died: 12/6/1968
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Native of France, became U.S. citizen in 1926. Spent three decades in Nulato AK mission, with shorter stints at Copper Valley School in Glenallen, then in St. Mary's, Kodiak and Ketchikan. Died in 1968. Baud's name is on the Fairbanks diocese's list of "admitted, proven or credibly accused perpetrators of sexual abuse," with one known complaint against him.

Fr. Louis Baudone

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Baudone was the subject of allegations deemed substantiated that he molested two children in 1981 in Muskegon County. He "retired" from his duties in 1993 when allegations first surfaced. Privileges not removed until 2002. Additional allegations of old abuse became public in 3/2008.

Fr. Carl E. Bauer

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in late 2018, Allegation in 2004 of incident(s) in 1969 or 1970. Educator. On school boards and taught at Wheeling Jesuit University. Spiritual director for the Christian Family Movement, Cursillo, Teens Encounter Christ, Engaged Encounter and Christ Renews His Parish. On Presbyteral Council, chair of Priests' Personnel and Continuing Education Committees. Bauer retired from active ministry in 2002 and moved to South Carolina, working in mission churches and helped out at others. Also, chaplain at a federal prison. He died 10/22/15.

Fr. John Bauer

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Died: 10/26/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained for the Diocese of Helena, MT. Director of Catholic Charities. Left active priesthood in 1970.Taught Social Work classes at Montana State University 1970-1981. Opened a sex shop/adult book store in Bozeman, MT in 1981, and another in Spokane. Referred to as "Priest of Porn." On the run for 8 months after a drug-related arrest in 1988. Sold store prior to his 12/1989 arrest. Pleaded no contest in 1990 in Los Angeles to charges of making child porn videos in Mexico and California, recruiting young Mexican boys to participate. Sentenced to 8 years in prison. Died of a heart attack in federal prison in 1992. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/2015 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/2015 bankruptcy settlement.

Fr. John M. Bauer

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/2018. In 10/2013 a man told the diocese that when he was a boy in the late 1970s-early 1980s, Bauer and another priest, Rev. Michael Romero, would give him and other boys alcohol and talk with them about masturbation. He said Bauer would also "wrestle" with him and other boys. Diocese said Bauer was not removed because the alleged victim said Bauer didn't abuse him. The man asked for help with counseling to deal with repressed issues of sexual abuse. Bauer said the alleged victim may have been confusing him with Romero. Placed on leave after allegation received 8/30/2018 of sex abuse of a minor in the early 1980s. Bauer denied the allegations. The diocesan review board deemed allegations against Bauer credible in 11/2019. Case sent to the Vatican. Included on the diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Thomas J. Bauernfeind

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 01/1/2003
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Parish priest, Vice Chancellor and Chancellor. Report to the Archdiocese in 1987 of sexual abuse of a girl, age 16, in the mid-1970s. The alleged victim said she reported the abuse at least twice prior to 1987, but no action. Bauernfeind was sent to House of Affirmation in MA for treatment and kept in ministry as a parish pastor. Medical leave of absence 1991-1992 after a car accident. Retired in 1998. Faculties removed in 4/2002. Included on the Archdiocese's in list in 10/2002 of priests accused of molesting children. A second woman reported in 10/2002 that Bauernfeind sexually abused her when she was age 17 in about 1974. She also reported her abuse several times before 2002, to no avail. Both women reported attempted rape. Bauernfeind died 1/01/2003.

Fr. Gaspar Bautista

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From the Diocese of Tulancingo in Huejutla, Mexico. Incardinated into the Diocese of Fresno CA in 2004. Placed on leave in 3/2016 due to allegations of inappropriate behavior with a minor when he was assigned to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Allegations not made public until 10/2018. On the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/2018, which noted a report in 2016 of incidents in 1999 or 2000. Case closed by the Vatican's CDF after it deemed the allegations not proven. Per the Los Angeles archdiocese's list in 12/2021, the Fresno diocese expected to restore Bautista's faculties. 


Fr. Sydney H. Bayers

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Died: 03/23/1979
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1994, three sisters reported to the archdiocese sexual abuse by Bayers when they were children in the 1970s and their father was terminally ill. In 1996 a man reported that Bayers sexually and physically abused him, beginning in  1960 when boy was 11, after the boy's father died. He said Bayers "practically lived" at his home and went drinking with his mother. Bayers died in 3/79. Included in 8/11 on the archdiocese's list of accused.

Fr. David C. Bayne

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 04/8/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. Noted to be the subject of a single allegation of abuse, occurring while assigned to the University of Iowa Law School in Iowa City in 1992. The allegation was reported after his death. Bayne died 4/8/2009.

Fr. Juan Bazalar

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Peruvian. Indicted in 1991 for sexually abusing a 15-year-old altar boy at St. Peter's Church in Monticello. Fled to Canada. Extradited and then convicted in 1993. Sentenced to 5-15 years in state prison. Conviction overturned. Found not guilty at second trial. Returned to Peru.

Fr. Robert P. Beale

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Died: 05/7/2019
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed in 7/02 after credible allegations surfaced that he molested a minor in the 1970s. At the time of his suspension he was director of Our Lady's Hall, a rehabilitation center for priests accused of molesting children. Long-time chaplain at Norfolk County House of Corrections. Last known to be living in Quincy and Stoughton, MA. Voluntary laicization announced 8/20/10. Boston archdiocese's list in 8/11 says case concluded canonically. Beale died 5/7/19.

Fr. Leonard J. Bealko

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/20 of sexually abusing an altar boy many times over a four-year period until 1978, beginning when the boy was age 12. The abuse allegedly occurred at Transfiguration Parish in Mt. Pleasant and at a church rectory in Clymer. In 1988 Bealko was charged with firing a gun at his 22-year-old housemate in Irondequoit, NY. Bealko was pastor of a Polish National Catholic Church parish at the time. He said he had been in a relationship with the young man for 2 1/2 years, and that the young man moved with him from PA. A 17-year-old boy was also staying with Bealko. The boy was removed by Child Protective Services. By the early 2000s Bealko was active as a traditionalist priest in Latrobe, PA. Per a news report in 2007, Bealko was dismissed by the Greensburg diocese in the mid-1980s, ousted later by a Tridentine church in Greensburg, and dismissed again by another in Unity, PA in 2007.

Fr. Donald A. Bean

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 11/29/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 9/12/2017. Worked as a priest of the Santa Fe archdiocese 1963-1970. Moved to the Burlington VT diocese in 1970, where he was incardinated in 1975. Retired in 1994 due to ill health, per his obituary. Died 11/29/2005. Included on the Burlington diocese's list 8/22/2019, where he is also noted to have abused.

Deacon Patrick Beans, Sr.

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Described as Eskimo Elder and Deacon per 3/03 Alaskan Shepherd, a newsletter from the Fairbanks diocese. Two or more pending claims against Beans shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. The diocese's list in 11/20 notes one report of abuse by Beans, and that he died in 2009.

Fr. Shamaun Beas

Ordained: 1994
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Extern priest from Pakistan. Arrested in 5/2004 in an internet sting and charged with soliciting sex over the Internet from someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. Had previously exhibited "questionable behavior" and was sent for therapy. Sentenced to 5 to 20 years in 3/2006. Later sentenced to 1 year for abuse of a girl. Withdrew guilty plea to additional charges in another county in 7/2008. The girl's sister also alleged abuse. Sentenced to another 16-24 months in 10/2008 for abuse of both sisters.

Fr. R. Dixon Beattie

Order: CSV
Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Died: 06/14/1971
Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Died 6/14/71. Accused in a complaint that resulted in a settlement in 2020 with the diocese's RICP program of sexually abusing a girl, including rape, beginning when she was age 9, during 1958-60. The abuse allegedly began after the girl's mother died and the priest befriended the family. Beattie would take the girl on rides in his car, where the abuse allegedly took place. Beattie was assigned to St. Ann's during the time in question. Beattie's name was added in 7/21 to the diocese's list of those with a credible and substantiated claim.


Fr. John M. Beatty

Order: CSV
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 07/9/1997
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Parish priest, high school teacher, hospital chaplain. Worked in the Diocese of Peoria until 1963, when he was transferred to San Diego. Died in 7/1997. First named publicly as accused on the San Diego diocese's 9/14/2018 list. Added to the Diocese of Joliet's list in 2/2021. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. Report in 1955 to Beatty's superior, Fr. John Burke, that Beatty fondled a St. Patrick Central Catholic High School student, age 16. Beatty was transferred. (Burke is also an accused priest.) Beatty's victim did not come forward again until he spoke with the Attorney General's investigators in 2018. In 2004 another former St. Patrick's student had reported abuse by Beatty in the early 1960s; the allegation was deemed credible, but not publicized.

Fr. George W. Beaudet

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Name publicly as accused by the Portland diocese in 1/2007. Had been placed on leave in 2000 after an allegation of abuse dating back to 1979. Additional complaints were received in 2002. Laicization announced in 5/2008. Last known to be living in FL. 


Fr. Gerard J. Beaudet

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Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Died: 05/31/1982
Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

A man reported to the diocese in the early 2000s that when he was age 12 in the early 1970s Beaudet gave him alcohol, then sexually abused him, including rape. In 9/04 a woman alleged Beaudet gave her alcohol and made her perform oral sex in 1972 when she was age 14. Beaudet was pastor at St. Albert's in West Stewartstown at the time of the alleged abuses. In 4/05 the diocese said it settled claims by a man and woman who said they were abused by Beaudet as children in the 1970s. Settlement amount not disclosed. Another woman came forward with allegations in 7/05. Beaudet died in 1982. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Br. Robert F. Beaulac

Order: AA
Status: Sued

Died: 11/17/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

On staff at Assumption Preparatory School in the 1960s. Allegedly pursuaded a young student to stay overnight because of the weather and gave him alcohol. Beaulac had the boy stay in his room where the alleged abuse occurred. The same accuser said another priest at the school, Rev. John Martin, initiated a "relationship" with him during the same general time period of 1965-1967. Beaulac died in 11/2000. Named in a 2002 civil suit.

Br. Guy Beaulieu

Order: SC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Alleged in multiple 2002-04 lawsuits to have abused at least 20 students over a 20 year-period at Bishop Guertin High School in New Hampshire and at Camp Fatima. He admitted the abuse during depositions. Transferred to retirement home in RI in 1990. Complaints made to school officials in 1970s and 1990s. Claims included in 11/02, 8/03 and 5/04 settlements. Multiple known abusers at Bishop Guertin.

Fr. Gerald R. Beauregard

Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Died: 03/12/1982
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Full name Joseph Rosario Gerald Beauregard. At least one claim included in Diocese's 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Allegedly abused a minor in the 1940s. Name included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 6/2/21. Beauregard died in 1982.

Fr. Thomas Joseph Beauregard

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 02/1/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Accused publicly in 2002 of abusing at least three teenage girls 1964-1966, while a religion instructor at Central Catholic High School. He allegedly ordered girls to strip off their clothes during counseling sessions, took pictures of them, and fondled at least one. He also was said to sometimes take off his clothes and lie on top of the girls. Removed in 1994 from his parish assignment after a woman complained. Assigned to the Marriage Tribunal until at least 2002. Barred from public ministry. Allegations deemed substantiated. Included in the Diocese's status report in 2/2005. Died 2/1/2005.

Fr. Charles C. Beausang

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Died: 08/24/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Monsignor. Retired to Port Charlotte FL in 1992. Died 8/24/2000. Named publicly as accused by attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 1/19/2021. Allegedly sexually abused a nine-year-old boy on one occasion in 1950 at Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Atlantic City. The alleged victim filed a lawsuit which settled in 2020 in the four figures.

Fr. Leon F. Beauvais

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Died: 03/23/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Beauvais was one of 16 priests newly identified in 1/03 litigation as having sexually abused minors. He died in 3/97. Name included in 8/11 on the archdiocese's list. No formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.

Fr. Nelson G. Beaver

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Pastor of Resurrection Parish in Lexington and St. Mary of the Snows in Mansfield since 2010 when suspended in 10/2018 after an allegation he sexually abused a minor more than 25 years prior. Denied the allegation. Had been an ordained Lutheran minister 1969-1972 before converting to Catholicism. Retirement announced by the Diocese 7/1/2019. Still on administrative leave during diocesan investigation. Three more allegations surfaced after the first; the investigation into the first was closed in 3/2019, per the request of the alleged victim. Law enforcement closed their investigations due to the statute of limitations. The Diocese announced in 10/2019 that the review board deemed the allegations credible. Case to be sent to Vatican with recommendation for laicization. In 4/2022 the diocese announced that Beaver was sentenced by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance. Included on the diocese's list.


Fr. Reinard Beaver

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

A civil suit filed by a man in 5/03 alleged abuse when he was a boy in 1956 during a trip to Seattle. Another suit filed by a male plaintiff in 6/03 alleged abuse in 1957. Abuse said to have occurred at the Fairchild Air Force Base swimming pool where Beaver had privileges as an Army Reservist. Two more suits were filed in 12/04 and 7/05. Beaver was removed from ministry in 1983, retired in 1984. Privileges removed in 2002. Name included on the Archdiocese of Seattle's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Assigned 1976-80 to Fort Lewis Chaplain's Office and 1981-83 to Madigan General Hospital.

Fr. Francis Beazley

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 01/10/1992
Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

In 1/2004 a woman alleged abuse by Beazley in 1957 when she was an elementary student in Edinberg (which later became part of the Brownsville diocese). Her therapist informed the Brownsville Bishop in the 1990s. Beazley also worked in the San Antonio, San Angelo, Amarillo, Baton Rouge, and Colorado Springs dioceses. Died in 1992.

Fr. W. Vincent Bechtel

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 09/19/1994
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. The Diocese of Harrisburg told Baltimore in 2018 of a claim of sex abuse against Bechtel, occurring while assigned to Mt. St. Joseph High School. Bechtel worked at the school 1979-1989. More allegations of abuse while at Mt. St. Joseph followed. Bechtel died in 1994. Included in the MD Attorney General's Report 4/5/2023, which shows two separate reports in 1986 by teen boys (both former St. Joseph's students) to their counselors of 'solicitation by Bechtel. No action. The 2018 reports were from a mother who said her two boys were abused by Bechtel while Mt. St. Joseph's students, and from a former student who said Bechtel fondled him in 1987 or 1988 when he was age 15 or 16.


Fr. James W. Beck

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Name appears on Archdiocese's 7/9/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Case sent to the Vatican for review. List says that Beck "left priestly ministry" but no date. Shown as on "Special Assignment in the 1993 Catholic Directory. Not indexed in the Directories after 1995. The Archdiocese's assignment record for Beck in 2012 shows no assignments after 1989.

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Fr. Donald W. Becker

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Died: 02/15/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Removed in 2003. Accused of sexually abusing two teen boys and a boy age 10-11. Denied allegations. After publicity in 3/2018 a news outlet reported hearing from "several more" accusers. One said when he was age 15 in 1975 Becker got him drunk then abused him, including rape, in a North Java cabin. Included on 3/20/2018 diocesan list. A third man, age 43, stated publicly 6/1/2018 that he was sexually abused at age 13 by Becker when the priest was pastor of SS Peter and Paul in Hamburg. At least one alleged victim reportedly died by suicide. Lawsuit 8/2019 claims abuse of 15-year-old boy in 1974 at Becker's cabin. Plaintiff told the diocese in 9/2007; diocese paying for counseling and meds since 2012. A 9/2019 lawsuit claimed Becker abuse a boy, age 11, in 1971. Case sent to the Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/2020 in bankruptcy agreement. By 8/2021 thirty men had claimed abuse as boys by Becker under the NY Child Victims Act. Lived in Fort Meyers, FL 2013 until his death 2/15/2022.

Fr. Franklyn W. Becker

Ordained: 1964
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Removed in 7/02 for alleged abuse. Arrested in 5/03 on charges he abused a teenage boy in San Diego CA in the late 1970s; case ended in 7/03 by Supreme Court's Stogner decision. Worked in Wheeling-Charleston WV (Marshall U. chaplain and at St. Joseph's in Huntington 1/75-8/1/76.) and St. Louis MO in the mid-1970s. Civil suit filed in 12/03 alleged abuse in 1982; dismissed on SOL; upheld by appeals court in 8/06. A claim included in 9/1/06 $16.65M settlement. Laicized in 11/04 per archdiocese. First allegation reported in 3/63 when Becker was a seminarian. New suit filed in 9/10. Personnel files released in 7/13. On San Diego diocese 9/14/18 list. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018.

Fr. Robert Charles Becker

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Died: 10/22/1989
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Parish priest, Canon lawyer, long-time Metropolitan Tribunal member. Died in 10/1989. Multiple allegations of abuse, beginning during seminary and spanning his priesthood. Per the Archdiocese, it received a first complaint of abuse in 1986. At least one claim included in a 10/2003 settlement. New lawsuit filed in 4/2006 claiming abuse by Becker and another priest in the late 1970s. Several other alleged victims known to plaintiff's counsel. Suit included in a 5/2007 $6.65M settlement. At least one claim in a 8/2008 $12.7M settlement. At least one claim included in a 7/2009 settlement. Personnel file released 1/2014. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least 35 "reported survivors."

Fr. Ronald R. Becker

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Died: 01/21/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Removed from parish work in 1989. Faculties removed in 2002 after "credible complaints." Two prior settlements. Arrested in 3/2007 on charges of molesting a female family member when she was ages 5-11 in the 1980s. Pleaded not guilty in 6/2007. Died in 1/2009. Diocese paid woman $325K to settle her claim in 11/2009. Accused of abuse of five altar boys in Ewing in the 1970s and 1980s. Settlement with the five men for $1M in 6/2011. On the Buffalo diocese's updated list 11/5/2018. Noted to have been a seminarian from Trenton. On the Trenton diocese's list 2/13/2019. Per news in 6/2020, two more lawsuits were filed. A suit in 8/2020 claims abuse in 1982 of a 12-year-old.

Deacon Carl Beckman

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Ordained: 1986
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Deacon. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry. Admitted to molesting "about four boys" in the mid-1960s when he was an assistant Boy Scout troup leader. News reports in 1964 show he was arrested, having lured about 15 children, boys and girls ages 4-13, into his car, then masturbating and sometimes touching their thighs. Committed to a state hospital 1965-68. Married in 1970. Archdiocese became aware at some point when a woman who knew of Beckman's history spoke up; he was moved to another parish. Was asked in 2002 to "quietly step down."

Br. Robert E. Beckstrom

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Beckstrom was listed as a 'former' brother as of 6/11/2014. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Beckstrom in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested. Beckstrom died in 2021. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Hugo Bedoya

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Order: CM
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

From Colombia. Not indexed in the U.S. Official Catholic Directory prior to 1973. Worked in Dioceses of Lubbock, TX and Brooklyn, NY; Judicial Vicar of Marriage Tribunal when named in massive 10/03 civil suit where 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests. Per suit, Bedoya abused a child ages of 9-11 at Fourteen Holy Martyrs in Bushwick, in the church, in the rectory, and elsewhere. Suit also says he examined the genitals of his altar boys in a group to make sure they were clean. He denied all the allegations. Another man joined the lawsuit 2/04 alleging abuse by Bedoya during 1970s. Bedoya remained in ministry until removed 6/19/12. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Robert J. Bedrosian

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Order: MSF
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 10/1/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Named publicly as accused by the Corpus Christi diocese on its list 1/31/2019. Left the diocese in 1979. Left his order in 1985. Died 10/1/2014. Added to the Duluth diocese's list of the credibly accused in 11/2019, which notes his ordination to have been in 1966. Pastor of a Hillman parish 10/1/1980 -3/12/1981.

Fr. Charles Beebe

Ordained: 1970
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Monsignor. Retired in 2016. Accused in 2018 of the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy in 1981, at the Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute. Beebe was placed on leave in 6/18 and police contacted. The Diocesan Review Commission investigated and deemed the allegation "unsubstantiated." Reinstated.

Fr. James W. Beeman

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Pastor in Shippensburg and Harrisburg parishes, chaplain in Lewisburg prison and the state mental hospital. Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of girls against him, including rape, some girls as young as age 6. Some were abused while hospitalized. In 2014 Bishop Gainer asked the Vatican not to defrock Beeman. Died 10/1/16 at age 90. Name included on diocese's 8/1/18 list. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

Fr. Arnold R. Beezer

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 05/5/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Beezer was first named publicly as credibly accused in the Jesuit West Province 12/7/2018 list, which states that he was removed from ministry and put on a safety plan for abuse of a minor in the 1970s. In that decade Beezer worked at Jesuit HS in Portland, St Alexander's in Cornelius OR, and St Luke's in Woodburn OR in the Portland archdiocese. The list does not specify the Cornelius assignment or state where the abuse was reported. Beezer also worked in the Yakima and Spokane dioceses, and in the Tegucigalpa archdiocese, Honduras, in an orphanage and a maternity hospital. Residing in 2016-2020 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. Died in 2020.

Fr. Stanley Begnaud

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Died: 07/24/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Named in an affidavit by Rev. Thomas Doyle O.P. as a "known pedophile" on file in an insurance case against Lafayette insurance carriers. Retired in 1982. Died 7/24/1985. On the diocese's list in 4/2019. Lawsuit filed in 7/2020 by a man claiming Begnaud sexually abused him at age 16 in the early 1960s. The man, who was a St. Stephen's in Berwick parishioner, said Begnaud assaulted him while driving him home from a school bonfire.

Fr. Hugh Behan

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

From Ireland. Accused in 1993 of abusing a 13- year-old girl in 1983. Also claim of sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old woman. Allowed to continue working until 1999 when a different bishop placed him on leave. In 2002 he was working for Disney World in Florida as a greeter. Parishioners from MO saw him and reported to diocese. Disney World fired him immediately but he claimed he quit for health reasons. On diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. James J. Behan

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Placed on leave in 4/02 by Raleigh bishop after "credible allegation" of abuse 25 years prior. Behan admitted to the allegations in 2005; convicted and sentenced to 12 years probation. The abuse occurred 1978-1980, when Behan was a Northeast Catholic High teacher in Philadelphia. His victim was a 15-year-old boy and freshman at the school when the abuse began. Incidents took place in the rectory of a Germantown parish and on trips to North Carolina and Quebec. Behan worked in Raleigh 1980-2002. He was the only priest indicted by the Philly Grand Jury. On MD sex offender registry 7/10. On Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18.

Br. Al Behm

Order: GHM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Named publicly as credibly accused by his order on its list 10/11/2019. Worked in CT, NC, OH, KY, KY, TN, LA, CA and GA. Joined order 1960, left in 1993. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/2019. It notes that the Glenmarys said the alleged abuse occurred in the 1970s in KY. (KY location not specified; placing him in the Cincinnati archdiocese, where the Glenmary order is based.) In 12/2020 Behm appears to be working as a volunteer at a school in Myanmar. Per the school's website he had been there for about a year, and had worked previously with underserved children in Thailand. Accused in a 7/2021 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy in North Carolina. Per the lawsuit, Behm met the boy when he was age 9 in 1972, soon began grooming him and, when the boy was a teenager, began to perform sex acts on him. Behm also allegedly introduced the boy to alcohol, marijuana and amyl nitrates. The sexual abuse lasted through most of the boy's college years. The boy was from an unstable home and Behm insinuated himself as a father figure. The suit was denied, then appealed. Behm's name is included on the Diocese of Nashville's 11/2021 list of accused.

Fr. Thomas Behnke

Order: OCD
Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Died: 11/9/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Full name Richard Thomas Behnke. Accused of sexually abusing at least six boys in several dioceses, all beginning when the boys were in about the sixth grade. There were at least two formal complaints to religious authorities, one in 1959 and another in 1963. The abuse is said to have occurred in parish rectories and on trips. Behnke organized religious retreats for boys under the age of 15 to Mexico, Japan, Ireland, Greece, and France. A suit filed in 10/2002 by a Dallas-area man alleged Behnke abused him as a boy at St. Mary of Carmel in Oak Cliff 1978-1980; Behnke denied charges. Per 2003 news, he was living at the Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility in Jemez Springs, NM. The Dallas Diocese denied sending him there and the Order wouldn't comment. Five more plaintiffs joined the suit. Settled for $4.65M 10/2009. All but $500K of the settlement came from the Order. Also worked in OK. Died 11/9/2008. On the Dallas Diocese and San Antonio Archdiocese's lists 1/31/2019. Accused in 2017 of abuse of a San Antonio boy in the 1970s. On Oklahoma City Archdiocese's list 10/3/2019.

Fr. Alver William Behrens

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 03/21/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/2019. It notes five allegations received of abuse in the 1960s of boys and girls. Retired in 1993. Died in 2002. Updated list 9/24/2019 shows seven allegations.

Fr. James T. Beighlie

Order: CM
Ordained: 1979
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Parish priest, high school faculty member, hospital chaplain. Assigned to St. Vincent de Paul Parish in St. Louis when removed by his order in 5/2021 after colleagues found nude photos of him on a church printer. Investigators found about 6000 child sexual abuse images on one computer, 236 images on another and 40 videos. Beighlie had also created two PowerPoint presentations of the images. Pleaded guilty in 10/2022 to possession of child pornography.Sentenced in 1/2023 to five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution to one of the victims in the images and other child crime victims. Living in 1/2023 at the Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer MO. Included on the Vincentians Western Province list of credibly accused.


Fr. James A. Beine

Ordained: 1967
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Civil suit filed 1994 alleged abuse of two boys beginning in 1967. Seven other suits filed. Left priesthood in 1977. Two claims settled for $110K. Beine was working as school counselor as of 2002. Convicted 2003 on federal charge of possession of child porn (later overturned). Also convicted 2003 of exposing himself to three students. Sentenced to twelve years but overturned by Court. At least 36 claims of abuse in MO. Laicized 2005. MO permanently revoked teaching license as of 10/07. Reportedly living in Las Vegas 8/07. On Wheeling-Charleston list (misspelled "Biene") in late 2018, where he taught high school 1979-81. On St. Louis archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Lived at some point in Highland IL.

Fr. Robert G. Beiter

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Died: 06/13/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Placed on leave in 9/21 pending the investigation of an accusation of abuse reportedly discovered in documents filed in the diocese's bankruptcy case. Age 82 and retired when suspended. Beiter denied the accusation. He died 6/13/22. On 6/23/22 the diocese announced that Beiter was posthumously exonerated after its review board deemed the accusation unsubstantiated.


Fr. Germain Belen

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Associate parish pastor in KY, WI, IN, NM, NE. Pastor in IN, OH, MI, GA. Per a 2003 lawsuit, Belen molested and raped a girl, ages 5-10, several times in the 1970s in Terre Haute. IN. Belen retired in 2001 after a stroke. He claimed too much time had passed and rhw matter should be handled by the church rather than the state. He died 12/11/04. Suit still active as of 2/07.

Fr. Joseph C. Bell

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

First named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Assigned to St. Peter and St. Paul in Alta Loma 1985-86. Died in 1/87. Per diocese, it was first aware in 1985 of allegations in the 1960s-70s. Abuse reportedly occurred in IN, KY and NY. (There was also a Wheeling WV diocesan priest, Fr. Joseph G. Bell, who died in 6/86.)


Fr. John F.X. Bellwoar

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Died: 11/1/1993
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Maryland Province on its list 12/18/2019. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1950s-1960s in Prince George's County, MD and Washington DC. Died in 1993. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/2019. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Ronald Belschner

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

The Archdiocese announced in 8/2019 that it had received an allegation that Belschner sexually abused a child in the mid-1970s, while assigned to St. Gregory the Great. He denied the allegations. Belschner went on leave of absence in 1991 and his faculties were permanently removed. Included in the MD Attorney General's 4/5/2023 report. It shows a report in 12/2017 to the Archdiocese that Belschner abused a boy, age 14 or 15, in 1975-1976. Another man told the Archdiocese in 10/2020 the priest sexually abused him, including rape, 1976-1979. Belschner adopted a 17-year-old boy in the mid-1980s. Parishioners and staff voiced concerns about Bechtel's behavior to the Archdiocese in 1990.  In 1991 Bishop Murphy told Belschner to have the young man living with him move out. Belschner defied this and was placed on leave. He agreed to treatment, but did not follow through.

Fr. Ephrem Beltramea

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Name among Franciscan alleged clergy perpetrators of sexual abuse in 12/2014 court document related to Gallup NM diocese's bankruptcy case. Assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Parish 6/1970-05/1973. Believed to be deceased. Diocese announced it added Beltramea's name to its list of credibly accused in 5/2017.

Fr. Joseph J. Beltran

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Died: 04/30/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Named publicly as accused in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report. Accused in 1971 of inappropriately touching a male parishioner during massages. Beltran admitted to the massages but denied "sinful" intent. Accused in a lawsuit in 3/1994 of molesting a a male in the 1960s while assigned to St. Thomas More in Decatur, GA. Accused in 4/2002 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old altar boy at All Saints in Dunwoody, where he was assigned 1977-1985. His accuser said that Beltran didn't touch him, but would run around the rectory with his genitals exposed. Retired in 1993. Died in 1995. Younger brother of Archbishop Eusebius Beltran.


Fr. Gerardo Beltran Rico

Ordained: 1982
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

 Warrant issued in 1992 for alleged abuse in 1991 of young girls in Sacramento CA. Fled to Mexico before warrant could be served; became an active priest in the Archdiocese of Acapulco. Reports in 2007 that Mexican villagers wanted him removed because of rumors about him and teen girls for many years. Another US accuser (male) came forward in 2/2007. Suit filed in 3/2007. Diocese sued accuser in 8/2007. Rico was arrested in Mexico in 3/2008; released in 8/2008 before extradition. Another alleged victim came forward in 4/2008. Laicization announced in 2008. More accusations surfaced. On the Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/2019, showing twelve female accusers and three male, all abused under age 14. New allegations in 2019 and 2020 that he sexually abused boys under age 18 and 14. Remained a fugitive as of 10/2021, on the FBI's Most Wanter list. 


Fr. John F. Bench

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 06/6/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Ordained for the Pittsburgh diocese. Relocated to Charleston diocese in 1980. Resigned from Holy Cross Parish in Pickens at request of Bishop in 12/93 after accusations that he had molested a girl. In 2000 he asked to be reinstated and transferred to FL. Child's parents were consulted and strenuously objected. Bishop then denied request. Died 6/6/09 in FL. On diocese's list 3/29/19.

Fr. Joseph J. Bender

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Accused in an anonymous letter to Bishop Adamec in 8/91 of abuse of a boy "approximately 100 times," in the 1970s. Sent for evaluation. Removed 7/92; reason given publicly was "ongoing health issues." Died 8/7/00. Named in 3 civil suits filed in 2003. At least one plaintiff was a member of St. Joe's Little Singers, a children's choir founded by Bender. In 5/04 the diocese paid $3.71M to settle claims by 21 people alleging abuse by 11 priests, including Bender. PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report calls Bender a serial child predator who abused boys, ages 8-13, throughout most of his ministry. He targeted those whose parents hoped for a vocation for their sons and encouraged them to spend time with the priest. Other children called them "Benderites." Bender would take the boys on overnight trips, insisted they sleep without underwear, then assault them. He would show anger when a child resisted. His acts against boys included kissing, fondling, masturbation and oral sex.

Fr. Thomas J. Bender

Ordained: 1961
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Found by police in 1972 in a car with a teen boy, both without pants. No consequences. Complaint to diocese 1984 of repeated rape of a boy for years. Two more people later accused Bender of sex abuse in the 1960s. Convicted 1988 of abuse of boy. Given seven years' probation. Laicized in 5/2005. New accusations 2006; arrested on charges of online solicitation of detective posing as 14-year-old boy. Pled guilty 7/2006 but asked in 8/2006 to withdraw his guilty plea based on a recent appellate decision. Pleaded guilty to federal charges 2/2007. Sentenced to 10 years prison and lifetime probation 5/2008. Released from prison in 2014. Included in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report and list released by diocese 8/19/2018.

Br. Nicholas Paul Bendillo

Order: SC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

Known as "Br. Vic." Taught at McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile 1959-1998. Complaint received in 1998. Placed on leave. Received treatment. Arrested in 4/2003. Convicted. Sentenced in 2004 to five years in prison. Multiple plaintiffs with allegations going back to 1963. Civil suit filed in 2003 by two men. Settled in 2004. Two more suits filed in 5/2004. Released from prison hospital 7/04/2007 at age 78. Sent to MO for treatment. On AL and MO sex offender registries. On Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/2018. Noted to be deceased. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/2019.

Fr. Arthur Bendixen

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orlando FL

Chancellor of the Diocese of Orlando 1984-1991. Seminary rector 1991-1993. Seen nude in bed with a nude boy by a priest in 1978. A former priest and a church activist claim they asked for investigations in 1986 and 1992, but no action. Sued in 1994. Accused of abuse of several boys. Several settlements in 1995. From 2009 Bendixen was vice president for programs and partnerships for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Included on the Orlando diocese's 10/6/2021 list of credibly accused; noted to be deceased.

Fr. Thomas J. Benestad

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Monsignor. Leaves of absence 1978-80, 2006-2007. Sabbatical 2001-2002. Retired in 2009. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/2018 list. Allegation to diocese in 2011 that Benestad abused a boy, including forced oral copulation, beginning at age 9, in the early 1980s. Accuser said the priest squirted holy water into his mouth afterwards "to purify him." Benestad denied the allegations, which were deemed credible by law enforcement. Diocese claims to have tried to have Benestad laicized, but the Vatican said not enough evidence. Living in 2018 in Boca Raton, FL, in the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Fr. Francis A. Benham

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Died: 12/18/2023
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

First complaint made in 1979; sent for treatment, returned to ministry. Assigned to the Diocese of Columbus OH 1979-1985. Left priesthood in 1985. Pleaded guilty in 2005 to molesting a 15-year-old boy and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl in the late 1970s. Sentenced to 2 concurrent 10-year sentences, all but 18 months suspended. Laicized in 2005. Released from prison in 1/2006, followed by 3 years probation. Placed on sex offender registry. Also worked in IL, where he was a certified child care provider with Human Services. Cited in 10/2012 in IL for practicing clinical psychology without a license. Included on the Archdiocese of WDC's 10/15/2018 list. On the Columbus diocese's list 3/1/2019. Benham died 12/18/2023.

Fr. Michael C. Benham

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Died: 02/29/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Complaint received by the Archdiocese in Fall 2003. Removed from ministry in 01/04 after a "substantiated" allegation that he sexually abused a boy multiple times in Racine 1976-80, starting when the boy was age 9. D.A'.s office determined that the statute of limitations had expired so it could not prosecute. Per the Archdiocese, Benham admitted abusing the boy. Laicized, per Archdiocesan list updated 11/26/07. Died 2/29/12. Personnel file released 7/13 shows 8/27/08 date for laicization.

Br. Robert L. Benish

Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Died: 04/24/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Made vows as Jesuit brother in 1943. Assigned in Alaska 1946-1989. Died in Spokane WA 4/24/1991. Two or more pending claims against Benish are shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for the Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/2010. On the Jesuit West Province's list 12/7/2018. It notes allegations in 2008 of abuse in 1954 and 1961-1962. Worked at St. Mary's Mission in Akulurak, AK during the time of the alleged abuse.

Fr. Harry S. Benjamin

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Removed from ministry in 1989 after allegations that he abused a 14-year-old boy during overnight pizza and beer parties at the rectory and on a trip to Europe. Admitted the abuse in a 11/1989 resignation letter. Name not released until 5/2002. Criminal charges filed in 2002; sentenced after a 2003 plea agreement to one year in prison. Laicized in 1992 but continued to say mass without permission through 2005. On the Virginia Sex Offender Registry as of 7/2010.

Br. Andre Bennett

Order: OSB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

At least two students at St. John's Abbey accused Bennett, who ran the infirmary, of abusing them. Abbey officials say that he had problems with alcohol and was later treated for abuse of prescription drugs. Lived at Abbey under restriction until his death 1/15/07. The victims may have settled as part of massive settlement announced 10/02 with claims regarding about 11 St. John's Abbey priests and monks. Another settlement 3/11. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey12/9/13.

Fr. Joseph R. Bennett

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Archdiocese received allegations 11/12/2002 that Bennett had sexually abused three boys in 1976-1978. Oral sex alleged. Despite polygraph confirmation, Review Board found no reasonable cause to suspect. Alleged on 12/3/2003 to have abused two girls in 1967-1969, including rape. Board recommended removal 10/15/2005; Cardinal George kept Bennett in ministry until McCormack case broke. Removed 1/31/2006; at least 10 other allegations were received. Settlement 8/12/2008 released some documents. Personnel files released 1/2014. Laicized in 2014.  Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Richard L. Bennett

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Diocese learned of abuse allegation in 2004. Bennett was said to have abused a youth once in 1976 after learning of abuse by another priest. Review board deemed the allegation unfounded. Bennett was still active as of 4/2006, under supervision. A civil suit filed by plaintiff in 5/2006 was dismissed by the court in 10/2006. All supervision of Bennett was removed in 5/2007. Bennett's name was included in 5/2022 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that he left ministry in 2009 and was laicized in 2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Thomas M. Bennett

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 09/8/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Assistant pastor St. Joseph Cathedral (1957-1960), Blessed Sacrament, Newark (1960-1963) and St. Thomas the Apostle, Columbus (1963-1964).Taught at Newark Catholic High School (1960-1963) and at St. Charles Prep High School 1963 until his death in 2008. Assisted area parishes. Also, Administrator Pro Tem at St. Catharine of Siena in Columbus (1978) and Ascension in Johnstown (1981-1982). Diocesan archivist 1988-2008. Named Monsignor in 1992. Died 9/8/2008. Bennett was accused in a 7/2018 lawsuit of sexually abusing a freshman boy multiple times in 2002-2003 at St. Charles Prep. Another former student came forward by 11/2018, saying Bennett molested him when he was a junior in 5/1981. Settlement of $1M announced by Diocese in 8/2020.

Fr. John R. Beno

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named in the Colorado Attorney General's report released 10/23/19. Accused in 1995 of the rape of a girl, age 5, in the 1961. Beno denied knowing her and the diocese paid her a settlement. Beno died 12/5/00. In 2005 another woman alleged he raped her at age 16 in the late 1960s. She said she tried to meet in the mid-1980s with Beno and that he had three lawyers with her and threatened her with eternal damnation. The diocese later substantiated her claims. Beno was a Denver state senator 1981-86.

Fr. Gustavo Benson

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Full surname Benson Sotomayor. Accused of abusing at least three boys in San Bernardino, Barstow and Colton in the 1970s and 1980s. Arrested in 1/1987. Pleaded no contest to sexual abuse of one altar boy while working in Barstow CA. Sent to Via Coeli, NM for treatment and ordered to register as a sex offender. With San Bernardino Bishop Starling's approval Benson was transferred in 1987 to the Diocese of Tijuana, México. Tijuana Bishop Emilio Berlie was informed of Benson's past. Two filed suit in 12/2003. Benson's name was included in 3/2007 on the San Diego diocese list. Personnel file released in 10/2010. In 2010 Benson remained an active priest in St. San Judas Ta Deo Church, Ensenada, México. As of 2017, he was believed to be living in Tucson, AZ. Included on the San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/2018.


Fr. David G. Bentley

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Settlement in 1994 to a man for $150K for claims of 1970s abuse at the Albany Home for Children. The man's brother received $70K settlement in 1997; a third brother received an unspecified amount. Others also alleged abuse. Continued to serve in Africa, OH and NM. Sent to NM to Servants of the Paraclete; allowed to work in Las Cruces diocese. Placed on leave in 4/02. Plaintiff in 1994 got another $225K in 2002. Civil suit filed in 2002; dismissed by court. Suit filed in Boston in 5/05. Suit filed 7/12/18 v Diocese of Las Cruces, Paracletes and Benedictines by man claiming Bentley and Fr. Joseph Anderson, OSB of Holy Family in Deming NM abused him from when he was an altar boy, age 9, hundreds of times 1994-2001. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On Albany diocese's list 11/30/18. In a 2021 deposition, Bishop Hubbard acknowledged that Bentley admitted his behavior,  was sent to treatment then returned to ministry.

Fr. James F. Benton

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lincoln NE

Placed on leave, then retired 2017. In 8/2018 Benton's 37-year-old nephew stated publicly that the priest sexually abused him as a child in the 1990s, during a sleepover at the rectory. Benton denied the allegations. Case reported to the diocese then sent to the Vatican. In 5/2018 the Vatican responded that any further action was up to the bishop. Bishop Conley imposed restrictions on Benton's ministry. The nephew said he knew of another victim, allegedly abused at age 14 when Benton was a seminarian. He said the boy told another priest, who did nothing. Benton was reportedly also accused of the sexual abuse of a child in 2000 and may have been sent away for treatment. In 8/2018 Benton was living at a home for retired priests. Included on the diocese's list 4/2/2019. Per the NE Attorney General's 11/2021 report, there are three known victims.

Fr. Christopher Berbena

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse in 1980. One accuser, per the L.A. archdiocese on its list of accused priests in 2004. Working in Oakland when placed on leave. Returned to active ministry within a month after the archdiocese could not supply information on the accuser. Named in a civil suit as one of ten accused Franciscans. Settlement announced 8/10/06. Placed on leave again in 2006. Reinstated in 2/08 after archdiocese could not substantiate the accusation.

Fr. S. Theodore Berg

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 04/16/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Reportedly in 4/19, in 1987 parish employees told the administrator of St. Teresa's in South Buffalo that they found child pornography in Berg's room. Berg was the parish pastor. The administrator said multiple people, including BIshop Head, were notified. Berg was kept in ministry. He died 4/16/09.


Fr. James J. Bergin

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused of abuse of at least two minors. Died in 1992. One claim settled for $25K in Fall 1993. Weeks later, plaintiff was dead of a heroin overdose. His parents were furious that Rev. Alan Placa (for diocese) agreed to cash settlement with a person who was an active addict. Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of Priest E matches a public allegation against Bergin. Named in a 2003 civil suit. Included on the diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Matthew Berko

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Died: 05/13/2008
Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of St. Josaphat of Parma. Working in Toronto, Canada when he abused a 14-year-old girl. Pled guilty in 1985 to molestation charge and served a year of probation in Connecticut. The girl and her family sued and won judgment (never paid). Berko turned up as pastor of a Ukrainian Catholic church in St. Petersburg FL. Removed in 4/2002 when Ukrainian Bishop was informed of his past. Died in 5/2008.

Fr. Charles E. Bermingham

Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Aidan's in Williston Park where, per the list, Bermingham was assigned in 1952 for an "unknown" period of time, and again in 1952, length of assignment "unknown." A 1960 news article shows that he named pastor of St. Aidan's that year, and had been there since 1952. It appears, per the Catholic Directories, that he was at the parish through his retirement in 1978. Died 12/21/03.

Fr. Polienato Bernabe

Ordained: 1966
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Visiting priest from the Lingayen-Dugapan archdiocese in the Philippines. Worked in St. Petersburg diocese 1975-1989. Accused of repeatedly raping a girl there 1978-1986, starting when she was age 8. Listed as an Army chaplain in the Ogdensburg NY diocese 1989-1991. Listed in the Palm Beach FL diocese as a parish priest 1992-1994. Fled the country after allegations became known in 2002. Warrant out for his arrest. In 1/2003 the Diocese of St. Petersburg reached a $33,500 out-of-court settlement with the woman. Announcement in 4/06 that Bernabe had died in 2004 in the Philippines.

Fr. Andre M. Bernard

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Air Force Chaplain 1975-1991. Bernard's name was listed on a Privilege Log provided by the Military Vicariate in the Robert Peebles matter in the Diocese of Dallas. Listed as absent on leave through 2001, after which his status is shown as retired through the 2017 Directory. He is not indexed or listed in Necrology through at least 2019.

Fr. John P. Bernard

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Parish priest, diocesan vocations director. Two claims of child sexual abuse against Bernard settled for $50K in 1993. Accused in a RICO lawsuit filed in 1994 of abusing a boy for 5 years, beginning 1972. The suit settled in 2003.  Bernard left parish ministry in 1977 for military chaplaincy. He retired in 1992 and was permanently removed from ministry. On diocese's list 2/13/2019. Sued 12/2019, accused, along with Revs. Jay Shannon and John Kelly, of abuse of a boy, age 12, in 1974.

Fr. James Bernauer

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Named publicly as credibly accused of abuse of a minor(s) by the diocese on its list sometime after 9/21/17. Further, he was sued in 1991 by a woman claiming he harassed and molested her for a year while she sought counseling from him and while she was a part-time church office worker. Bernauer retired in 1991 and died 6/19/16.

Fr. John B. Berning

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Died: 11/19/2004
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Suits filed in 2003 by at least 7 plaintiffs. Berning admitted in 2002 letters to abuse of one youth. May also have admitted abuse of others. One accuser said he told an archdiocesan employee in 1963 but nothing was done. Berning retired in 1970 and moved to Florida. Privileges removed in 2003. Died at age 97 in 2004.

Fr. Richard M. Berry

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Ordained for the Diocese of Brooklyn, part of which became the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1957. Assigned to parishes in Lynbrook, East Northport, Valley Stream, Ronkonkoma, Huntington Station, Bellport, East Meadow. Died 12/12/81. Accused in a lawsuit filed 12/24/19 of sexually abusing a girl, ages 12-14, during 1954-56, at Our Lady of Peace in Lynbrook.

Fr. Gary D. Berthiaume

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Convicted in 1978 of the abuse of two boys in Detroit. Served six months in jail, then assigned to a parish the Cleveland diocese. After allegations in Cleveland Berthiaume was sent to treatment in MD and then to the Joliet diocese in 1988, where he was allowed to work as a hospital chaplain by Bishop Imesch until 2002. The two had worked together at a MI parish in the 1970s. Living in an IL retreat house as of 2002. Laicization announced in 11/2007. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/2019. A Detroit victim had filed a civil suit in 1983. Another lawsuit in 1999 claimed abuse in the 1980s. On Cleveland's list 6/21/2019. Arrested in IL in 9/2020 on charges of sexual assault in 1977 of a boy, age 14, at his Farmington MI parish. Charges in MI in two more cases in 6/2021, also for abuse in the 1970s. Pleaded guilty in 11/2021. Admitted in court to sexually abusing young boys and changed his plea to no contest in 1/2022. Sentenced to 20 months to 15 years in prison. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes four "reported survivors."

Fr. George A. Berthiaume

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Died: 12/3/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Accused of abuse by a man, who also alleged abuse as a minor by other priests and two bishops in the Springfield and Worcester dioceses. Complainant reportedly passed two polygraph tests. Worcester diocese investigated "several years ago" and deemed claims not credible. The Springfield diocese stated that nothing in its files corroborates the allegations. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder. Berthiaume was one-time personal secretary for Bishop Weldon, also accused. Died 12/3/1985.


Fr. George C. Berthold

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 03/10/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A lawsuit filed in 2000 claimed molestation of a boy in 1972 while Berthold was assigned to St. Joseph's in Woburn. Archdiocese said it learned of allegations in 1999. While dean of St. John's undergraduate college in Brighton in 1995, he was accused of improper advances towards a freshman seminarian. Cardinal Law dismissed him but then allowed him to teach in NC in 1997. Archdiocese finally withdrew permission and he was fired. Personnel file released 12/02. Included in 8/11 on the Boston archdiocese's list. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. Died in 2020, canonical case not completed.

Sr. Marlene Bertke

Order: OSB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

A former student nun filed a lawsuit in 10/2002 alleging that she was abused in 1959 in her first year at St. Walburg Convent by Sister Christopher, whose given name is Marlene Bertke. The student was 18 at the time. In the same suit, the woman also alleged that she had been previously abused at Villa Madonna Academy (a girls' school) by another nun and that a third nun also fondled her. Bertke transferred in 1974 from KY to the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA.

Fr. John Patrick Bertolucci

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Died: 05/27/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Per a 2002 lawsuit, Bertolucci sexually abused a boy 1976-79, beginning when the boy was age 12. Suit was filed after the plaintiff said Bertolucci harassed his parents by phone so that they would retract the claims. Bishop and Diocese were dismissed from suit in 7/03; suit against Bertolucci dismissed in 10/03. Bertolucci admitted sexually abusing teenagers in the 1970s. Active until spring of 2002; asked for early retirement. Diocese permanently removed his facilities in 6/02. Opted to live "a life of prayer and penance" over laicization. Died 5/27/15. On diocese's list 11/30/18.

Fr. John Joseph Berube

Order: MS
Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

Member of Missionary Fathers of La Salette. Died in 1998. Four men filed suit spring 2003 alleging that they were abused by Berube over a 6-month period in 1965, when he was assigned to St. Theresa of Avila church. Parents complained; Berube was transferred shortly thereafter. Worked in Canada and in Boston. Settled 4/04 just before trial. On diocese's list in 2019. It notes "priestly service" in diocese "terminated in 1965."

Fr. Robert Bester

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Named publicly as credibly accused of abuse of a minor(s) by the diocese on its list sometime after 9/21/17. It notes that Bester was a parish pastor until 1991, went on leave of absence 1991-94, had a hospital chaplaincy in the Duluth diocese 1995 until he retired 7/1/99. Reportedly worked in Anchorage AK 2001-05, when he was accused of soliciting sex from a man. The man sued the diocese. Bester was laicized 12/15/06 and died 1/2/19.

Fr. Thomas Bettencourt

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

First named publicly as accused on the diocese's 10/18/18 list. Allegation reported in 1997 that Bettencourt engaged in sexual misconduct with a child while assigned to St. Justin's in 1982. Bettencourt died of AIDS 2/25/90. Lawsuit in 2021 by a man alleging he was drugged and raped at age 16 in 1981 by Bettencourt, and that he contracted HIV as a result.

Fr. Edward F. Beutner

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Died: 01/26/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Superior WI

Placed on leave in 2002 due to allegations. Laicized 3/14/06. Accused by a man in a civil suit 11/21/06 claiming abuse of 4 boys in the late 1960s. Per plaintiff, the abuse occurred during an overnight trip to MN; suit filed in that state. Assigned to Cathedral of Christ the King 1966-68 and Holy Assumption Church 1975-78, as well as numerous other churches and colleges. A woman claimed she told Bishop Fliss in 2002 that Beutner had abused her 10 years prior. Beutner died 1/26/08. Name included on the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese's list of accused in 10/14. On the Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Noted to have been assigned to the Christian Brothers' Mont LaSalle in Napa in 1987. Also resided with the Christian Brothers in Concord CA, Oakland diocese, 1982-86. Included in 11/22 on the Diocese of Superior's list of credibly accused; multiple allegations of abuse noted to have occurred, 1965-70 and 1974-75 in Superior.


Fr. Thomas R. Bevan

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Monsignor. Held prominent Chancery positions and roles in the Boy Scouts. Executive Director 1992-1997 of the Secretariat for Priestly Life and Ministry for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Formed the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse. Allegation in 2005 dated back to 1974; review board found "insufficient evidence." Kept in ministry. Removed in 8/2009 after allegations that he sexually abused a boy several times at St. John's School in Frederick 1974-1979. Denied the allegations. Archdiocese learned of allegations in 6/2009 and notified police. Four allegations found credible in 11/2009. Permanently removed from active ministry in 11/2009.  Criminal charges filed in 2/2010. Plea agreement in 9/2010. Received a 10-year suspended sentence and 18 months home detention. Laicized in 2016. One settlement in 7/2017. Included on the Archdiocese's list of accused. Included in the MD Attorney General's 4/5/2023 report. It shows that Bevan had boys stay at his cabin, gave them alcohol and watched them streak naked. Sometimes other adults were present, including priests, also naked and drinking alcohol.

Cardinal Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua

Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn 1980-83. Pittsburgh bishop 1983-87. Archbishop of Philadelphia 1987-2003. Named Cardinal 1991. Retired 2003. Died 1/31/12. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/18 by a woman who said he groped her chest behind a partition in the school lunchroom on a visit in the 1980s to St. Gabriel's in Whitehall. She also claimed abuse by Revs. Lawrence O'Connell and Edward Huff, when she was ages 5-13, 1978-1985, at St. Gabriel's.

Fr. Emil J. Beyer

Ordained: 1940
Status: Sued

Died: 08/10/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Per the 10/2022 MI Attorney General's Report, the Diocese received a report in 1997 that Beyer sexually abused a boy at Holy Family Orphanage from 1944 until the boy left at age 14 in 1956. Beyer denied the allegations. The accuser's brother said the priest also abused him. The Diocesan Assessment Teams found the allegations by the first accuser "believable" and recommended Beyer be sent to St. Luke Institute for treatment. Beyer's faculties to minister were temporarily restricted. In 2001 the diocese stated that their investigation "...led us to confirm Father Beyer's denial of the allegations." A lawsuit filed in 2002 was dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Beyer died in 2003.


Fr. Martin Beyer

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 01/2/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Also known as Fr. Baldwin Beyer. Identified in 6/18/13 Capuchin audit report as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. Beyer's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was the subject of confirmed reports of inappropriate sexual behavior at St. Lawrence Seminary. Died 1/2/99.

Fr. Henry C. Bezou

Ordained: 1938
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Monsignor. Former superintendent of archdiocesan schools. In 8/19 the archdiocese settled with a man who claimed Bezou raped him in 1977, when he was a 9-year-old altar boy at St. Francis Xavier in Metairie. The man said he had been "threatened and silenced for decades." The archdiocese stated that it settled with the man to provide counseling, but was not going to add Bezou to its list of accused priests. Bezou died in 1989.

Fr. Vijaya Bhaskar Godugunuru

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

From India. Visiting friends in Florida and assisting at a local parish in 6/2006 when accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. Arrested. Later pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Did not serve prison time. Was forced to return to India as part of a plea deal. Civil suit filed in 2/2008 by the girl's parents. He was working as priest in Sarteano, Italy until 4/18/2010. Included on the Pensacola-Talahassee diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. David W. Bialkowski

Ordained: 1988
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

"Rumors" in 1994 by Bialkowski's former pastor of a "love affair" with two teens. Police told the diocese in 1995 they found Bialkowski with a 16-year-old boy in a car at night. Bishop Grosz was warned in the late '90s that the priest took teenage boys into his bedroom. Removed from St. John Gualbert parish in Cheektowaga in 2/11 after he was accused of touching the upper thigh of a teen and making suggestive comments to him 10 years prior. The diocese first said Bialkowski was on medical leave, then admitted in 3/11 that it was administrative leave. Two additional accusers had come forward as of 3/8/11. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. Found in 3/18 working as organist for a Lutheran church in Tonawanda. A lawsuit in 8/19 claims sex abuse of a boy, age 8, 1999-2000, during counseling at St. John Gualbert. Removed 5/1/20 from diocesan payroll as part of bankruptcy agreement. Per the diocese's list in 1/22 Bialkowski's case was sent to Rome.

Fr. Earl Charles Bierman

Ordained: 1957
Status: Convicted

Died: 06/13/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

First complaints received in 1961. May have abused 100s of boys. Long time Covington Latin School faculty member; Diocese knew when he arrived at the school in 1968 that he had abused at least 50 boys. In and out of treatment, including Jemez Springs, NM in the Santa Fe diocese, where he was allowed to work at a parish and minor seminary. Assigned 1975-1976 to St. Francis Seminary in the Altoona-Johnstown, PA diocese. Faculties removed 7/9/1992. Arrested in 11/1992, charged with sodomizing a boy, age 15, in 1974. Allowed to live at the Diocese's Catholic Center until arrested in 2/1993 for threatening to kill a journalist who was a former student. Convicted in 1993 of abuse of six boys; received a 20-year sentence. Died in prison 6/13/2005. Sued in KY and NM. One case in 1995 went to a jury verdict of $700K in punitive damages after the Diocese was accused of failing to reveal abuse of other victims. Another suit settled in 2003. Suit filed in Albuquerque in 5/2016 claiming abuse in 1963-1964 of a 15-year-old boy. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/2017. On the Covington diocese's 7/31/2020 list.

Fr. Robert J. Biesinger

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 07/22/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

A lawsuit filed in Chicago in 3/95 alleged Biesinger sexually assaulted and abused a 15-year-old girl in 1974 on a trip to Chicago for drill team competition, and on other occasions. Biesinger resigned in 8/94 as pastor of a Cheektowaga parish, then retired. Diocese settled the suit in 1996 for $125K. A second woman came forward to allege that he had abused her in 1965 when she sought counseling as a 'young adult.' When confronted by the diocese about the allegation Biesinger said, "I can't remember, it was too long ago." He died 7/22/12. Included on the 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Alfred J. Bietighofer

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Died: 05/16/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

At least four men alleged in 2002 that Bietighofer abused them late 1970s and early 1980s at Blessed Sacrament parish. Sent to St. Luke's for treatment 5/2002; hung himself in his room. Worked in Peru in 1974 and 1986. A diocesan official knew of a complaint against Bietighofer in 1996. Claims against Bietighofer were settled by the Diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/2003; the Diocese paid $21M to 40 people claiming abuse by 16 priests. Another allegation was received in 12/2009. Per a report commissioned by the diocese in 2019, there were 17 victims, ages 12-15, of abuse occurring 1959-1989.

Fr. Clarence Biggers

Order: SM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Died: 03/3/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

In 2002 several women accused Biggers of molesting them as children in Marietta, GA in the early 1960s. Transferred to Baton Rouge diocese in 1964. In 2000 a woman told the Baton Rouge diocese he sexually abused her as a girl 1965-1967. Biggers was transferred back to Atlanta in 1967. Began living in a monastery in Conyers, GA in 1969. In 2003 ten women settled for $25K each. Personnel file had a letter from the early 1960s showing that parents of some of the girls had complained to the Marists. His victims were as young as age 10.  Biggers died in 2009. Included on the Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/2018. On the Baton Rouge diocese's list in 2019. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report.

Fr. Michael Bik

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1993
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Allegations against Bik in 1997 included "inappropriate sexual conduct with two teenagers in the 1970s," prior to joining the abbey and ordination. After allegations known, continued to teach at St. John's Prep until 2002. Accusations made public 7/29/06. Residing at St. John Abbey and working under restrictions. Name on list released by Abbey 12/9/13. New lawsuit in 5/16 alleged sex abuse in 1998 of a 15- or 16-year-old boy, who was a St. John's Prep student. Abuse was said to have occurred after Bik's admission of abuse in the 1970s.

Br. Salvatore Billante

Order: SDB
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Abused as many as 25 boys 1969-1989. Pled guilty to abuse of one; sentenced to eight years' prison in 1989. Released in 1994. Registered sex offender. Left the Salesians. Arrested again in 2002 for abuse of one; charges dropped after CA Supreme Court decision. Named in 2003 civil suit. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. More suits with claims against Billante were filed under the CA Child Victims Act between 2020-2022.


Fr. Harold N. Biller

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Biller was reportedly described in complaints filed in 2003-04 by attorney Richard Serbin as one of 14 diocesan priests "having a sexual interest in children." The others were: Gaborek, Kovach, Luddy, Skupien, Thomas Carroll, Inman, Robert Kelly, Grattan, McCaa, Bunn, John Boyle, McCamley, and Bender. When Biller retired in 2009, he was a monsignor and had been ecumenical minister and pastor of St Patrick's in Johnstown, a parish with an elementary school. As of 3/3/16 he resided in a home for the elderly and disabled run by the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cresson, PA. Died 10/31/18. Added at some point to the diocese's list, which notes allegations credible.

Br. Jerome Binder

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Professed vows in 1957. Province of Cincinnati.Assigned to high schools in CIncinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. In 2014, Bro. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations, when one person came forward to allege abuse at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh diocese sought information on other possible victims, which yielded allegations against 7 other brothers, including Binder. Binder was at North Catholic 1961-66, 1975-76, and 1979-89. Died in 2/2000. Head of Marianists apologized in writing to diocese and students. Included on the U.S. Marianists list 6/24/20.

Sr. Gael N. Biondo

Order: OP
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

"Sr. Mary Gael." Left religious life in 1971 and married. In 1996 the Archdiocese and Order settled a civil suit filed in 1995 by a woman claiming she was sexually abused by Biondo 1964-1972, beginning when the woman was a high school student and continuing into her college years. Biondo, who denied the accusations, was the girl's freshman English teacher. She died in 5/2020, at age 93.

Fr. Joseph E. Birmingham

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Died: 04/19/1989
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of abusing more than 50 boys and one girl, beginning in seminary. Archdiocese first learned of abuse in 1964 when he admitted abusing two boys. After transfer he reoffended and was transferred again. Sent for treatment in 1987 after he admitted abusing a boy same year. Died 4/19/1989. Survivor Paul Cultrera located other victims in 1995 and filed suit. Claim settled in 1996 for $50K. Hogan complaint filed in 2002 by 53 victims; settled in 2003. Another lawsuit naming Birmingham and two others was settled for $475K in 12/08.  Name included on the archdiocese's list in 8/11.

Sr. Mary Justa Birochik

Order: SND
Status: Accused

Died: 05/23/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Entered the Convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame (S.N.D.) in 1939. Included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/2020 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Worked at St. Joseph Orphanage 1950-1952. Per her obituary, Birochik "shared her culinary skills" in the Dioceses of Covington, Lexington and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. She died 5/23/2002.

Fr. William Norbert Bischoff

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 10/27/1991
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/2011) the Province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Bischoff's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Seattle, Great Falls, and Portland OR dioceses. Died 10/27/1991. Included on the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/2019, which notes abuse reported in 2009, occurring 1953-1956, 1957-1961 and 1962.

Fr. Honesto Bayranta Bismonte

Ordained: 1954
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From the Philippines. Arrived in CA 1981. Assigned to St. Joseph's in Pomona when removed in 4/2002 due to allegations of abuse of two sisters, ages 12 and 8, 1997-2001. The abuse occurred at the girls' aunt's home in Fontana. Arrested. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in 2003. Received two years probation. One of the two sisters filed suit in 11/2019. After the girls came forward in 2002, a 32 woman alleged she was sexually battered by Bismonte ten years prior.


Fr. Joseph Bissonette

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act in 5/21 of sexually abusing a boy, age 7, repeatedly in 1977 at St. Bartholomew's. Bissonette, however, was not assigned to St. Bartholomew's until 1980. St. Bart's pastor during the time of the alleged abuse was actually Joseph Friel, who has been accused of abuse of at least nine children. Bissonette was murdered in his rectory in 1987 by two teenage boys.

Fr. Bernard W. Bissonnette

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Died: 12/24/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Worked in CT, MN and NM. Accused of abuse of numerous youths almost everywhere he served. One alleged victim is known to have died by suicide. Named in a 1997 civil suit. Another victim filed civil suit 2002 and in 7/2006, the CT Supreme Court ruled that the suit was timely filed and sent it back down to lower court to be tried. Laicized 5/20/2005; announced in 3/2006. Cited in a 11/2008 RICO suit. Died 12/24/2008. Accused in suit filed in 11/2015 of rape of a NM altar boy, who alleged rape also by Fr. James Porter. Included on the Duluth diocese's list in 12/2015. Accused in a 12/17/2015 suit of raping an altar boy, age 7-12, hundreds of times 1968-1973 at St. Alice's in Mountainair NM. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 9/12/2017. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/2018. On the Norwich diocese's list in 2/2019.

Fr. Frederick J. Bistricky

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Died: 12/17/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of boys. Complaints about Bistricky's behavior date at least to 1974, when parents of CYO teens wrote to the archbishop that Bistricky encouraged "mooning" and "streaking," appeared nude in front of the teens on a CYO trip and took a nude photo of a boy. Bistricky was reprimanded and sent to counseling. In 1997 the archdiocese received allegations Bistricky abused a boy, ages 13-16, in the early 1970s. Accuser said he was told Bistricky would have no contact with children, but in 2002 learned the priest was helping out at a local parish. Sklba was notified and immediately restricted Bistricky from active ministry. Allegations deemed credible but no prosecution due to SOL. In 2005 accused of abuse of an 11-year-old boy in 1968. Claim filed after 2011 archdiocesan bankruptcy of abuse including rape of an altar boy in the early 1970s. Bistricky died 12/17/06.

Fr. Brian Bjorklund

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Died: 09/25/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Navy chaplain. Removed from active ministry in 2003 after allegations that he abused a male minor in the early years of his priesthood. No criminal charges. Review board found charge to be substantive. Reinstated as an active priest in 2/2004 after the Vatican ruled that, per canon law in place in 1975-1976, the alleged action "did not constitute the crime of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 16." The Navy did not take him back. Died 9/25/2007.

Fr. Maurice J. Blackwell

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Pastor of St. Edward's in Baltimore 1979-2003. Placed on leave in 1993 after complaints of abuse of a minor 1989-1992. Law enforcement investigated; closed case despite evidence of abuse; discovered several teenage boys had lived at Blackwell's rectory over the years. Sent to treatment then reinstated. Permanently placed on leave in 1998 after admitting to a "sexual relationship" with another minor which ended in the 1970s. Settlement for $90K with this victim. The 1993 accuser shot and injured Blackwell in 2002. Archbishop acknowledged abuse. In 2002 multiple others alleged sexual abuse by Blackwell 1960s-1970s. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused. Laicization announced in 12/2004. Found guilty during a 2/2005 criminal trial for the 1993 abuse, which included rape. Settlement for $70K with this victim in 2008. Also in 2008, $35K and $75K settlements with two more victims. Three more men came forward, in 2/2017, 5/2018 and 4/2020, reporting abuse ages 13-17, at age 8 or 9, and in third grade. Blackwell's case is included in the MD Attorney General's 4/5/2023 report. 


Fr. William Leroy Blackwell

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Died in 1990. Accused in a 2/04 civil suit of sexually abusing a boy at St. Mary School in the late 1950s. Suit alleges abuse occurred at the school and on trips to home of Blackwell's parents in Indianapolis. A second civil suit filed in 8/05 alleged that Blackwell abused another youth between 1956 and 1961 at places including St. Mary's in sacristy and the rectory. On archdiocese's 10/12/18 list. Noted to have eight victims, in 1958 and 1964-68.

Fr. Albert Rene Blanchard

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

A woman told the diocese in 1993 that she sought counseling from Blanchard in 1971 at age 15. He was 30. The 'relationship' lasted four years. He left the priesthood in 1977, was laicized in 6/80 and married. In 1993 the woman, the diocese and Blanchard settled after the review board found the allegations credible. In 2009 she complained after learning that he was working as a volunteer "social worker/spiritual care coordinator" for the diocese resource group. It took the diocese a year to remove him. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 3/16. Its list updated in 6/21 shows his middle name as Rene.

Fr. Jody P. Blanchard

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Named publicly as accused by the Central and Southern Province of the Jesuits on its list 12/7/18. At Jesuit Community in Berkeley CA 1984. Worked at St. Charles Borromeo in Grand Coteau 1985-87, Loyola U's Catholic Center in New Orleans 1989-91. Also assigned at some point to Immaculate Conception in Baton Rouge and Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston. Left the Jesuits in 1994. Reportedly working in 2019 in Lafayette LA as a counselor to the elderly. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Kirby Blanchard

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 08/11/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/2013, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Blanchard, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Blanchard worked for 40 years in parishes in Duluth, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and beyond, including 17 years as a chaplain at St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd. Retired 12/5/1993 and removed from ministry 12/27/1995. Died 8/11/2006.

Br. Felix Bland

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Order: FSC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Pleaded guilty in 1995 to sodomizing an 11-year-old boy in 1988. Assault occurred at LaSalle Institute in Wildwood. Police knew of the assault prior to 1995 while Bland was working as a missionary in Africa. Upon his return, his victim wore a wire and he was arrested. Sentenced to 15 years prison with all but 1 year suspended. The year was spent in a work release program so he only spent nights in jail. One man filed suit alleging abuse of 5 of his sons; suit settled on eve of trial in 1997.

Fr. John Paul Blankenship

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Admitted in 1988 that he sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in 1982. He apologized to the victim and paid for his college education and counseling. Worked at the Petersburg Federal Correctional Center as chaplain for many years. Per a 1989 note, the Catholic chaplain regional superintendent for prisons knew of history. Forced to retire 8/02 after victim came forward. Criminally indicted; pled guilty to sodomy 1/03 and sentenced to indefinite supervised probation. On Sex Offender Registry. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Laicized.

Fr. Robert D. Blanpied

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 10/5/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Wichita KS

Ordained for the Diocese of Wichita. Incardinated in 1969 into the Diocese of Pueblo. Lawsuit in 1995 by a man claiming Blanpied abused him at ages 10-13 in Wichita; dismissed due to the statute of limitations. In a 1994 meeting with the Pueblo bishop, the man, and the man's family, Blanpied admitted improper touch 30 years prior, and to abuse of two other Wichita boys in about 1967-1969. Removed in 1994. Sent to treatment. Moved to Utah, Salt Lake bishop was warned not to give him faculties. Honored in 1998 for 50 years priesthood. Released from treatment in 1999; granted faculties by the Salt Lake bishop. Removed in 2002 after the Dallas Bishops' conference. Died 10/5/2003. Included on the diocese's 9/20/2019 list of clerics with substantiated allegations. Referred to as "Fr. H." in the CO Attorney General's report 10/22/2019.

Fr. Henry S. Blaszczynski

Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Died: 10/31/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused in a 1993 civil suit of abusing a girl in the 1950s or 1960s. Settled for $176K. Named in a RICO pleading filed in 1994 in New Jersey. Died 10/31/1986, per 2011 New Jersey Provincial Directory. Same source refers to him as R. Henry rather than Henry S. Blaszczynski. On the diocese's list 2/13/2019, as Henry S. Blaszczynski.

Fr. Eugene E. Blazek

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

A man filed a civil suit in 3/2008 accusing Blazek of sexually abusing him as a minor for over a year "during or after 1979." The suit also mentions abuse of other youngsters. Blazek, although still part of Honolulu Diocese, had been serving as a military chaplain for over 20 years. He retired 6/1/2007 and was reportedly living in Houston, TX.

Seminarian Rudy Blea

Order: OSB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A civil suit filed 6/10/1994 alleged abuse by Blea of at least one youth during counseling sessions 1969-1970. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/2017, as a Benedictine. Blea sued the archdiocese in 1994 and again in 2018, claiming he was never a member of the Benedictines, nor employed by them or in residence with them at any time during his life, nor has he ever been a brother, monk, deacon or priest in any diocese of the Catholic church. He said he did give talks at a retreat in Albuquerque that his accuser attended. Per the Sante Fe archdiocese on its list 3/8/2019, Blea was in formation for the archdiocese 1969-1976. Blea said he became a seminarian in 1974.

Fr. David L. Blizard

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Left active priesthood in 1988. By 2002 several people had accused him of abuse. A 7/2002 civil suit alleged that Blizard abused a boy in 1978-1980 as part of a child sex ring that operated out of the former House of Affirmation. Arrested in 8/2003 on a charge of indecent assault and battery on a person over age 14, in 1988. Found not guilty by court In 8/2004. Involuntary laicization granted in 2012 announced 3/5/2013.

Fr. Delbert F. Blong

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Monsignor. Held prominent chancery positions. Accused of molesting a boy beginning when the boy was age 14 in 1971 and continuing for 22 years, and of infecting his alleged victim with HIV. His accuser lived in the rectory while he was a minor. A 1993 civil suit settled 12/94. Blong admitted a 'relationship' with the plaintiff but countersued, claiming plaintiff had given him AIDS. Diocese removed all privileges. Included in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. Six known victims, beginning in first assignment in the 1950s and continuing after treatment and transfers into the 1990s. The diocese knew of Blong's behavior as early as 1953. Died in 1999.

Fr. Orville Raymond Blum

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Amarillo TX

Removed in 5/02. Told his congregation in Hereford, TX that a former student at Alamo Catholic High School had accused him of molesting her in the mid-1970s. Resigned as priest in 7/02. Later found working as groundskeeper at Amarillo Country Club. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Seminarian Randall Blum

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Order: CSC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Seminarian. Named publicly as accused by the Congregation of Holy Cross on its list 6/12/19. First vows in 1983. The list notes that Blum was dismissed from seminary. Multiple allegations in 1986, after his dismissal, of abuse in IN in the 1980s. Blum reportedly was charged in 1986 after accusation he molested two boys, ages 13 and 16 at Christ the King School. Pled guilty to one of the charges; he had admitted to police to touching "several" teenage boys.

Fr. James R. Blume

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Originally a member of the Bros of Holy Cross; later ordained. A man filed suit in 1991 alleging abuse 1982-85. The man first complained in 1988 or 1989; Bishop forced Blume to resign in 1989 after he completed therapy. Suit settled in 11/92. A second man filed suit in 1992 alleging abuse at a different assignment 1985-87. Also worked in Milwaukee, in the 1970s. Laicized 6/23/07. Criminal charges filed in 8/09. Convicted in WI in 1/10; sentenced to 20 years' prison. Appeal denied in 11/12. On Ft. Wayne diocese list 9/18/18. It notes five credlble allegations.

Fr. Robert Blumeyer

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 10/5/1983
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Accused in 2005 of molesting a teenage boy many years prior. Blumeyer worked in the St. Cloud diocese 1965-68. Died 10/5/83. Member of St. John's Abbey. Name not made public until 7/06. Two more accusers came forward after the first allegations. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey 12/9/13. Included on the St. Cloud diocese list released 1/3/14 and St. Paul list 2/17/14. St. Paul personnel files released 05/19/14.

Fr. Alphonse Boardway

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Died: 09/23/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

In 2002 a man alleged publicly that he was raped by Boardway at age 16 in 1968. He said he told the Franciscans in 1985, and that they sent him $650. He contacted them again in 1988, with little response. In 1992 he contacted the Diocese of Lansing and was referred to a diocesan lawyer, who said the statute of limitations had expired so nothing could be done. The Order said there was no record of the man's contact with the lawyer. Boardway was sent by his Order in the early 1990s to treatment. His accuser settled with the Order in 1994 for $107.8K. Boardway also worked in TX, IN, IL, WI, NE. and NM. There is at least one other alleged victim. Boardway was murdered in 1997 while living in AZ. Included on the Lubbock diocese's list 1/31/2019; noted to have worked there 1987 until 1989, when he was removed from ministry. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/2019, where he worked in 1989. On Lansing's list 9/27/2019.

Fr. John Bocciarelli

Order: CS
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 04/19/1998
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Archdiocese received a report in 1997 that Bocciarelli performed oral sex on a 9- or 10-year-old boy in the late 1960s. Same plaintiff also alleged abuse by Joseph Fugulo in the same time period. Only first name and parish noted in Boston documents; identity of priest confirmed through Official Catholic Directory. Returned to Italy in 1995 or 1997, per obituary. Died 4/19/98 in Arco, Italy. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database, possibly because he was an Order priest.

Fr. Ronald Boccieri

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Order: MM
Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 05/1/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

A man claimed in a lawsuit filed in late 2019 that Boccieri sexually abused him as a boy when his parents were Maryknoll lay missioners.The family lived near Maryknoll's Ossining campus and ate most of their meals there. Boccieri allegedly began grooming the boy in Ossining, then abused him at a cabin in the Catskills. Boccieri died 5/1/15.

Fr. Peter Bodenschatz

Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named in the 3/1/16 PA Grand Jury Report on the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown among priests "alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children." A man reported to Bishop Adamec in 2002 that Bodenschatz sexually abused him on many occasions when the man was an 8th grader and altar boy, in 1940. Bodenschatz was "associated with" St. Mary's in Nanty-Glo, PA during the time of the alleged abuse. Died 6/10/61.

Fr. Charles F. Bodziak

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Placed on leave in 1/16 pending diocesan investigation into allegations of child sex abuse 30 years prior. Per the PA's 3/1/16 GJ Report, in 2003 a woman reported to the diocese that in 1971, when she was age 16 and in foster care, Bodziak had sexual intercourse with her repeatedly. She said he would pick her up in his car and take her to a place where teens would "make out." She was blamed for having a "love affair" with a priest and removed from foster care. Bodziak was assigned to St. Agnes in Lock Haven at the time. Lawsuit in 6/16 by two sisters, ages 47 and 49, alleging sexual abuse by Bodziak when one was in grades 2-6, the other when she was ages 8-14 during 1974-81. Bodziak was assigned to St. Leo's in Altoona at the time. He denied allegations. Suit dropped 12/17 due to 2-year statute of limitations. Revived in 6/19. It claims diocese received complaints in 1993 and 2003 and kept them in their "secret archive." In 7/21 the state Supreme Court dismissed the suit, citing the statute of limitations.

Fr. Damian G. Boeding

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 09/29/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Des Moines IA

Named publicly as accused by the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese on its list updated 4/1/2019. It notes incidents 1964-1968 in IA and MN, reported in 1992 and 1994. Boeding was incardinated into the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese in 1970. He retired in 1988 and died 9/29/2003.


Fr. William Boffa

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Parish priest, high school chaplain, camp and retreat house directory, CYO director. Named publicly as accused by the Fall River diocese on its list 1/21. In 5/01 Boffa announced to his parish that he was going on leave to deal with stress and depression. Included on the diocese's list in 1/21 of credibly accused. Faculties noted to have been removed.