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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. Michael Baca

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

On the Gallup diocese's 12/16/14 list. Assigned to St Joseph the Worker in San Fidel NM in 1961. Per the Official Catholic Directory was there as Retreat Director 1961-70. Did 18 years of missionary work 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 12/18, noted to be deceased. Accused, along with Rev. Conran Runnebaum OFM, in 2009 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 9/20/19. On Peoria list by 1/20.

Fr. Paul M. Baca

Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A woman filed suit 1/00, alleging a sexual relationship with Baca for one year beginning in 1973 when she was 15. The suit also alleged relationship resumed in 1989 and lasted until the 1990s. She had a videotape and transcript wherein Baca admitted "repetitive sexual contact." He resigned. Suit was settled 6/00 for undisclosed amount. Settlement also covered claims by another woman who claimed Baca had a 2-year affair with her which ended in 2000. Died 2/8/13. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.

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

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 3/31/10 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 diocese's list released 8/1/18. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Added to Baltimore list 9/18.

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 1972-74. Placed on leave in 2/02 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 12/04, alleging abuse in 1963. Trial set for 2006.

Fr. Joseph L Baglio

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

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

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Venice FL

Retired in 2000. Per 7/02 articles, ministerial rights permanently revoked by Bishop after anonymous letter with documentation of alleged abuse received by Diocese in 5/02. Investigation found evidence of at least two victims in separate locations. No victims came forward so Diocese did not report to law enforcement.

Fr. George F. Bailey

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Left the priesthood in the late1980s. 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 3/14.

Fr. Eugene Bailot

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Sued

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. Woman said Bailot abused her and her brother in 1950s after establishing himself as "a darling" in the eyes of their family. He retired in 1975; died in 1983. 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.

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: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Pastor of St. Perpetua in Waterford Township when removed in 6/19 pending an investigation into allegations that he sexually abused a minor early in his ministry. Arrested 7/8/19, 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. Trial was for 2/20; postponed due to Covid-19.

Fr. Michael Stephen Baker

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

As many as 23 accusers. Two brothers settled in 2000 for $1.3M. Laicized 12/00. Criminal charges dropped due to CA Sup Court ruling. Arrested again 1/06. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Also included in 7/07 massive $660M settlement. Pled guilty 12/07 to abuse of two boys. Sentenced to 10 years 4 months in prison. New suit 6/10. Released on parole 10/11. Arrested for probation violations 11/11 and 9/12. Some personnel files released 1/13. Settlement with 4 in 3/13 for $9.9M. Suit filed in 2/20 v the archdiocese and Cardinal Mahony related to Baker's abuse of a boy, ages 6-10, in 1993-97 at St. Columbkille in South Los Angeles.

Br. Stephen P. Baker

Order: TOR
Status: Settled

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. 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

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1993 lawsuit, Balcom was accused of showering with an altar boy, fondling him, giving him alcohol and threatening him in 1970s. Admitted molesting 8 or 9 children. Placed on sick leave in 1985, privileges removed in 1992 and "voluntarily" laicized 4/9

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

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. Allegation received in 2003 of abuse in 1959. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked at Holy Cross Retreat Center in 1969. Died in 2003. Added to Stockton list in 11/20, where he had faculties 1953-64 as a mission preacher.

Fr. Leonard Baldus

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Order: OMI
Status: Sued

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.

Fr. Edward Balestrieri

Order: OSST
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Removed from ministry 5/1/02 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 1/24/09 the Belleville diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave/Retired." Died 9/10/12. On the Belleville diocese's list 12/19/18.

Fr. Joseph A. Balfe

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1927
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Died 9/29/69. 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 5 complaints in 9/11 civil suit against Ursuline Order and Helena Diocese, filed by 45 people against 4 nuns, 6 priests and 1 brother. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Bruce E. Ball

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Pled no contest in 1993 to charge of sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy during therapy session. Four known victims. Sentenced to five years prison; released in 3/96. On parole through 12/97. Laicized at his own request as of 8/11/97. 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 diocese's list in 1/20, Ball died 9/15/02.

Fr. Edward Lawrence Ball

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Indicted in 9/92 on four counts of abuse of a minor; pled guilty to one count. Sentenced to nine months 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 1979-86. Sentenced to three years in prison. Settlement of $4.2M from Diocese and Order in 6/03. On Sex Offender Registry. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Deceased.

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.

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 ID, and Diocese of San Diego. Named in several civil suits. Convicted 1984; sentenced to 7 years. Released to treatment after 3 years. A 2003 civil suit in San Diego said that plaintiff lived with Baltazar and traveled with him for 5 years during military assignments. Always introduced as his nephew. Deceased. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19, where he was a hospital chaplain 1981-82. On Reno diocese's lit 4/5/19; worked there 1980. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.

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 1/11. 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.

Fr. Edwin Banach

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

In 9/02 the Franciscans 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 10/02. A fourth man later came forward with similar allegations. One case settled out of court in 5/05 and was dismissed. A second was set for trial in 10/06.

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 10/03. Name occasionally spelled Bonaszek. Added to the Richmond diocese's list 6/27/19. Assigned to the diocese 1974-75. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the Bridgeport diocese, there were two victims of abuse occurring 1977-87, 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. Ronald J. Bandle

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

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

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 9 other alleged victims, abused as young as age 6. Additional criminal charges filed 9/06 alleging abuse of a boy 1994-95. Pled not guilty in 11/06. Convicted in 2008. Diagnosed as "repetitive and compulsive sexual offender." Sentenced in 9/08 to additional 18 years. Died 2/29/16 at the New Jersey Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Woodbridge NJ.On the diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Russell J. Banner

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

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. Banner was a deacon counseling children at the home. This man filed suit in 2004. Banner worked in Phoenix, AZ 1986-87. Laicization announced 3/19/15.

Fr. Theodore Baquedano-Pech

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Visiting priest from Mexico. Accused of sexually molesting a girl for several years, beginning when she was 11. She reported to diocese in 1993 at about age 30; was told diocese not responsible because he was a visiting priest. He continued as active priest in Mexico for many years. Still active in Yucatan in 4/10. Removed 4/26/10.

Fr. Luis Jesus Barajas Arias

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

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 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 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 11/89.

Fr. Alexander Sylvester Baranowski

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as accused in Chicago archdiocesan report in 3/06. 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 4/13, two men filed civil suit against the archdiocese and Baranowski alleging that he abused them on separate overnight trips in 1961-62. Both men were students at St. Wenceslaus grammar school in Chicago when alleged abuse occurred. Died 6/20/11. Resigned from priesthood in 1975. Laicized 8/1976. Reporteldy left the priesthood and went on to marry.

Fr. Michael L. Barber

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits' Maryland Province on its list 12/17/18. 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 2/19.

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

Diocese: Diocese of Las Cruces NM

In a 5/13 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 Wilfred J Diamond of abuse in the suit. Separate federal suit alleged Barfield allowed David Holley to live at the rectory and this gave Holley access to plaintiff so he abused plaintiff as well. Died 6/7/03 in Alamogordo. Buried in Jesuit Cemetery, Grand Coteau LA. Also worked in Dallas, NOLA and Houston at Jesuit schools. On Las Cruces diocese's list11/8/18.

Fr. Lehr J. Barkenquest

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

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.

Deacon Michael G. Barletta

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

In 2002 three men told Bishop Trautman they were molested by Barletta 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 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, which showed eight known victims and that Barletta admitted to abusing 25 children and young men 1975-94. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment in 1994. Diocese knew of his behavior as early as 1968. Suit in 7/20 claims abuse of a girl in the mid-70s when she was in grade school at St. Luke's, and 9th grade, and that she saw him molest boys.

Fr. Kevin P. Barmasse

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse 1982-1988. (Also allegations in Tucson, AZ). The L.A. archdiocese counted eight accusers. 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 massive $660M settlement in 7/07. Criminal investigation reopened in AZ in 7/07. Laicized 5/2/06 per L.A. personnel file released in 1/13.

Fr. Michael Lowell Barnes

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

A 6/09 suit against the Baltimore AD filed in DE alleged Barnes molested a boy 1977-82 while at St. Clare School in Essex. 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; began working for Washington DC as lay member. Civil case dismissed in 4/10 by DE Judge. Arrested in NC in 10/09 on charges of abuse of the same boy. Extradited to MD in 2/10. Pled no contest in 6/10. Sentenced to 6 months in jail. Laicization sought. Died in 2017.

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. Frederick L. Barr

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

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 AD database. 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. John F. Barrett

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

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

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Barrett was placed on leave in 2002 after complaint that he molested a boy 30 years prior. Abuse alleged to have taken place outside the diocese. Investigating committee said charges were credible. Barrett died 3/06. On diocese's list 11/10/18. Noted to have been permanently removed from public ministry in 2002.

Fr. Robert E. Barrett

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

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.

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. 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 1978-81. Transferred to Dallastown, PA. Included in 3/03 NH A.G. report. Per documents, 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 8/1/18. Per attorney Mitchell Garabedian, settlement in 2021 in the mid-five figures of a claim of abuse of a boy, age 14, 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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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 4/02 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 4/02 and was reportedly in England. In 10/02 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

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

One pending claim against Bartles shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. Died 7/28/93. On the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s or 1980s. Removed from ministry. On Jesuit West Province's list 12/7/18, noting allegations reported in 2009 0f abuse 1973-74 and 1978. Location of alleged abuse not indicated. Assigned 1972-78 to Marist School in Atlanta, GA, then to Our Lady of the Snows church in Nulato, AK 1978-82.

Fr. Lee F. Bartlett

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Placed on leave in 3/02. Accused in a 6/02 civil suit of abusing two boys 1979-80. 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 parish in 2003 but still a priest. Was to undergo church trial. Laicization announced in 8/20.

Fr. Raymond B. Bartnikowski

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

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 11/07.

Mary Juanita Barto

Status: Settled

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. 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. 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 priesthood 6/02 after Dallas Bishops' Conference. Laicized in 9/15.

Fr. John C. Baskett

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

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

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused of abusing many boys and sharing his victims with Revs Janssen, Geerts, and James W Murphy. Trained at Kenrick Seminary in St Louis (as did they), 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 alleged abuse by Bass that is known dates to late 1950s. Set to retire in 1992 when diocese received allegation preserved in file. A 1974 allegation was not included in the released file. Accused by 2 alleged victims of taking them to the Cook County Morgue; alleged to have brought victims to his family farm in NE. First suit filed 2003. Settlements in 2004 and 2006. As of 7/14/08, the diocese stated Bass was accused of abusing 18 male minors. Requested that Bass be laicized but announced on 1/18/05 that the CDF had ordered him to live a life of prayer and penance. Died 9/18/14.

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 1/03 after he was accused of abuse of a minor while working in his home diocese in the Philippines. Reportedly admitted to the abuse. Was to return to the Philippines. By 5/03, he had agreed to be voluntarily laicized.

Fr. Alberto Battagliola

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Had been in LA since 1964. In late 1990s woman told Bishop that Battagliola, a native of Argentina, had sexually abused her son, who was an altar boy, in 1974 in San Luis Obispo. He frequently visited the victim's home. One night Battagliola took him for a drive, got him drunk, and had sex with him. Victim was 14 and ended up with sexual disease. Battagliola was murdered in 1977 in San Francisco. Diocese sued 3/03. Some articles refer to him as "Orlando". Last name spelled various ways. Personnel file released 1/13. On Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19.

Deacon Patricio William Batuyong

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

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 4/93 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 4/96. Died in 4/09. Added to Chicago archdiocesan list of clergy with substantiated allegations on 11/28/18.

Fr. John B. Baud

Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

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. 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

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Worked as priest in MT. Left active priesthood in 1970. Opened sex shop/adult book store in Bozeman, MT in 1981. Referred to as "Priest of Porn." On the run for 8 months after drug-related arrest in 1988.Sold store prior to his 12/89 arrest. Pled no contest in 1990 in Los Angeles to charges of making child porn videos and films in Mexico and California. Sentenced to 8 yrs prison. Died of a heart attack in federal prison in 1992. Believe he was removed from priesthood after he opened the book store. 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 M. Bauer

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. In 10/13 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 8/30/18 of sex abuse of a minor in the early 1980s. Bauer denied the allegations. The diocesan review board deemed allegations against Bauer credible in 11/19. Case sent to the Vatican.

Fr. Gaspar Bautista

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Huejutla, Mexico. Incardinated into Diocese of Fresno in 2004. Placed on leave by the Diocese of Fresno in 3/16 due to allegations of inappropriate behavior with a minor when he was assigned to the L.A. archdiocese. Allegations not made public until 10/18. On the L.A. archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Noted to have received a report in 2016 of incidents in 1999 or 2000.

Fr. Sydney H. Bayers

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1994, three sisters complained of inappropriate behavior and abuse by Bayers in the 1970s when they were young. In 1996 a man accused Bayers of masturbating and striking him repeatedly for years, beginning in about 1960 when boy was 11. The boy's father died then and Bayers "practically lived" at his home and went drinking with his mother. Died in 3/79. No formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.

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

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed in 7/02 after "credible" accusations surfaced that he molested a minor in 1the 970s. 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 Co. House of Corrections. Last known to be living in Quincy and Stoughton, MA. Voluntary laicization announced 8/20/10. Boston AD database 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

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 9/12/17. Worked as a priest of the Santa Fe archdiocese 1963-70. 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 11/29/05. Included on the Burlington diocese's list 8/22/19, where he is also noted to have abused.

Fr. Shamaun Beas

Ordained: 1994
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Extern priest from Pakistan. Arrested in 5/04 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 3/06. Later sentenced to 1 year for abuse of a girl. Withdrew guilty plea to additional charges in another county in 7/08. The girl's sister also alleged abuse. Sentenced to another 16-24 months in 10/08 for abuse of both sisters.

Fr. R. Dixon Beattie

Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

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 Beatty

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Parish priest, high school teacher, hospital chaplain. Ordained for the Viatorian order (c.s.v.). Worked in the Diocese of Peoria until 1963, when he transferred to San Diego. Died in 7/97. First named publicly as accused on the San Diego diocese's 9/14/18 list. Added to the Diocese of Joliet's list in 2/21, where he worked at St. Patrick Central HS 1961-62.

Fr. George Beaudet

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Name released by the diocese in 1/07. Had been placed on leave in 2000 after allegation of abuse dating back to 1979. Additional complaints were received in 2002. Laicization announced in 5/08.

Fr. Gerard Beaudet

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Status: Settled

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 Beaulac

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Order: AA
Status: Sued

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, of initiating a "relationship" with him during the same general time period of 1965-67. Beaulac died in 11/00. 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. Thomas Joseph Beauregard

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Accused publicly in 2002 of abusing at least three teenage girls 1964-66, 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 parish assignment after a woman complained. Assigned to Marriage Tribunal until at least 2002. Barred from public ministry. Allegations deemed substantiated. Died in 2/05.

Fr. Charles C. Beausang

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

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 1/19/21. 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. Nelson G. Beaver

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Pastor of Resurrection in Lexington and St. Mary of the Snows in Mansfield since 2010 when suspended in 10/18 after allegation he sexually abused a minor more than 25 years prior. Denied the allegation. Had been an ordained Lutheran minister 1969-72 before converting to Catholicism. Retirement announced by diocese 7/1/19. Still on administrative leave during diocesan investigation. Two more allegations surfaced after the first; the investigation into the first was closed in 3/19, per the request of the alleged victim. Law enforcement closed their investigations due to the statute of limitations. Diocese announced in 10/19 that the review board deemed the allegations credible. Case to be sent to Vatican with recommendation for laicization.

Fr. Reinard Beaver

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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

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

A woman came forward in 1/04 to allege 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. 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

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 3/18 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 3/20/18 diocesan list. A third man, age 43, stated publicly 6/1/18 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 8/19 claims abuse of 15-year-old boy in 1974 at Becker's cabin. Plaintiff told the diocese in 9/07; diocese paying for counseling and meds since 2012. Becker living in Ft. Myers, FL in 2019. Case sent to the Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 in bankruptcy agreement. By 8/21 thirty men had claimed abuse as boys by Becker under the NY Child Victims Act.

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

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Canon lawyer, on Metropolitan Tribunal for years. At least one claim included in a 10/03 settlement. New lawsuit filed 4/06 claiming abuse by Becker and another priest in the late 1970s. Several other alleged victims known to plaintiff's counsel. Suit included in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. At least one claim in 8/08 $12.7M settlement involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs. At least one claim included in a 7/09 settlement involving four priests. Died in 10/89. Personnel file released 1/14.

Fr. Ronald R. Becker

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Removed from parish work in 1989. Faculties removed in 2002 after "credible complaints." Two prior settlements. Arrested in 3/07 on charges of molesting a female family member when she was ages 5-11 in the 1980s. Pled not guilty in 6/07. Died in 1/09. Diocese paid woman $325K to settle her claim in 11/09. Accused of abuse of 5 altar boys in Ewing in the 1970s and 1980s. Settlement with the 5 men for $1M in 6/11. On Buffalo diocese's updated list 11/5/18. Noted to have been a seminarian from Trenton. On Trenton diocese's list 2/13/19. Per news in 6/20, two more lawsuits were filed. Suit in 8/20 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

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 6/11/14. 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.

Fr. Hugo Bedoya

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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. 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

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Beezer was first named publicly as credibly accused in the Jesuit West Province 12/7/18 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 when 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. 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 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 1978-80, 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

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Named publicly as credibly accused by his order on its list 10/11/19. Worked in CT, NC, OH, KY, KY, TN, LA, CA and GA. Joined order 1960, left in 1993. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. 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 12/20 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 7/21 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy in North Carolina; it is unclear when the abuse started, but it reportedly ended in the 1980s.

Fr. Thomas Behnke

Order: OCD
Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

A suit filed in 10/02 by a Dallas-area man alleged Behnke abused him as a boy at St. Mary of Carmel in Oak Cliff 1978-80; Behnke denied charges. Per 2003 news, he was living at the Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility in Jemez Springs, NM. Dallas diocese denied sending him there and the order wouldn't comment. Five more plaintiffs joined the suit. Settled for $4.65M 10/09. All but $500K of the settlement came from the order. Also worked in OK. Died 11/9/08. On Dallas diocese and San Antonio archdiocese's lists 1/31/19. Accused in 2017 of abuse of a San Antonio boy in the 1970s. On Oklahoma City archdiocese's list 10/3/19.

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. 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. Ephrem Beltramea

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Name among Franciscan alleged clergy perpetrators of sexual abuse in 12/14 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 5/17.

Fr. Gerardo Beltran Rico

Ordained: 1982
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Warrant issued 1992 for alleged abuse in 1991 of young girls in Sacramento. Fled to Mexico before warrant could be served ; became active priest there. Reports in 2007 that Mexican villagers wanted him removed because rumors about him and teen girls for many years. Another US accuser (male) came forward in 2/07. Suit filed 3/07. Diocese sued accuser 8/07. Arrested in Mexico 3/08; released 8/08 before extradition. Another alleged victim came forward 4/08. Laicization announced 2008. More accusations surfaced. On Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19, showing twelve female accusers and three male, all abused under age 14. Remains a fugitive in 2019.

Fr. John F. Bench

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

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 5/05. New accusations 2006; arrested on charges of online solicitation of detective posing as 14-year-old boy. Pled guilty 7/06 but asked in 8/06 to withdraw his guilty plea based on a recent appellate decision. Pled guilty to federal charges 2/07. Sentenced to 10 years prison and lifetime probation 5/08. Released from prison 2014. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report and list released by diocese 8/19/18.

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 4/03. Convicted. Sentenced in 2004 to 5 years prison. Multiple plaintiffs with allegations going back to 1963. Civil suit filed 2003 by two men. Settled in 2004. Two more suits filed 5/04. Released from prison hospital 7/04/07 at age 78. Sent to Missouri for treatment. On AL and MO sex offender registries. On Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. Noted to be deceased. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19.

Fr. Arthur Bendixen

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orlando FL

Chancellor of the Diocese of Orlando1984-91. Rector of seminary 1991-93. Seen nude in bed with a nude boy by a priest in 1978. Former priest and a church activist claim they asked for investigations in 1986 and 1992 but nothing done. 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.

Fr. Thomas J. Benestad

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Monsignor. Leaves of absence 1978-80, 2006-07. Sabbatical 2001-02. Retired in 2009. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 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

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

First complaint made in 1979; sent for treatment, returned to ministry. Assigned to Diocese of Columbus OH 1979-85. Left priesthood 1985. Pled 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 2005. Released from prison 1/06, 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 10/12 in IL for practicing clinical psychology without a license. Included on archdiocese of WDC's 10/15/18 list. On Columbus diocese's list 3/1/19.

Fr. Michael C. Benham

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

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 Benish

Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Vows as Jesuit brother in 1943. Assigned in Alaska 1946-89. Died in Spokane 4/24/91.Two or more pending claims against Benish shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. On Jesuit West Province's list 12/7/18. It notes allegations in 2008 of abuse in 1954 and 1961-62. 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 accusations he abused a 14-year-old boy during overnight pizza and beer parties at the rectory and on trip to Europe. Admitted the abuse in 11/89 resignation letter. Name not released until 5/02. Criminal charges filed in 2002; sentenced after 2003 plea agreement to 1 year prison. Laicized in 1992 but continued to say mass without permission through 2005. On VA Sex Offender Registry as of 7/10.

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 11/12/02 that Bennett had sexually abused three boys in 1976-78. Oral sex alleged. Despite polygraph confirmation, Review Board found no reasonable cause to suspect. Alleged on 12/3/03 to have abused two girls in 1967-69, including rape. Board recommended removal 10/15/05; Cardinal George kept Bennett in ministry until McCormack case broke. Removed 1/31/06; at least 10 other allegations were received. Settlement 8/12/08 released some documents. Personnel files released 1/14. Noted on archdiocese' s list updated 11/28/18 to have been laicized.

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 said allegation unfounded. Bennett still active as of 4/06 but under supervision. Civil suit filed by plaintiff in 5/06 but dismissed by the court in 10/06. All supervision of Bennett was removed in 5/07.

Fr. Thomas M. Bennett

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

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 9/8/08. Bennett was accused in a 7/18 lawsuit of sexually abusing a freshman boy multiple times in 2002-2003 at St. Charles Prep. Another former student came forward by 11/18, saying Bennett molested him when he was a junior in 5/81. Settlement of $1M announced by Diocese in 8/20.

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

Arrested in San Bernardino for abuse of two boys in 1/87. Pled no contest 1/87 regarding one; given three years' probation and treatment in NM. Per 6/02 article, moved to Mexico and was assigned to a diocese there. CA Bishop told Tijuana Bishop of Benson's history and that he should never have access to adolescents. Two filed civil suit 12/03. Listed on 3/07 list released by San Diego Diocese. Personnel file released 10/10. He was at the time an active priest in Ensenada, Mexico. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18.

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 thrid 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 4/02. Plaintiff in 1994 got another $225K in 2002. Civil suit filed in 2002; dismissed by court. Suit filed in Boston 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.

Fr. James F. Benton

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lincoln NE

Placed on leave, then retired 2017. In 8/18 Benton's 37-year-old nephew stated publicly that the priest sexually abused him as a child during a sleepover at the rectory. Benton denied the allegations. Case reported to the diocese then sent to the Vatican. In 5/18 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 another child in 2000 and may have been sent away for treatment. In 8/18 Benton was living at a home for retired priests. On diocese's list 4/2/19.

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. 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

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 4/02 when Ukrainian Bishop was informed of his past. Died in 5/08.

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

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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 1975-89. Accused of repeatedly raping a girl there 1978-86, starting when she was age 8. Listed as Army chaplain in Ogdensburg NY diocese 1989-91. Listed in Palm Beach FL diocese as parish priest 1992-94. Fled country after allegations became known in 2002. Warrant out for his arrest. In 1/03 the Diocese of St. Petersburg reached a $33,500 out-of-court settlement with the woman. Announcement 4/06 that Bernabe died in 2004.

Fr. Andre M. Bernard

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Air Force Chaplain 1975-91. Bernard's name was listed on Privilege Log provided by Military Vicariate in Robert Peebles matter in the Diocese of Dallas. Listed as absent on leave through 2001, after which 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

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused of abusing a boy for 5 years, beginning 1972. A 1994 RICO lawsuit settled in 2003. Two other claims settled for $50K 1993. Left parish ministry in 1977 for military chaplaincy. Retired in 1992 and permanently removed from ministry. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Sued 12/19, 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

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 of abuse of two minors in 1978 in Detroit. Served six months in jail, then transferred to the Cleveland diocese, where he allegedly offended again. Detroit victim filed civil suit in 1983. Another suit filed in 1999 alleging abuse in the 1980s. Was moved in 1987 to the Joliet diocese, 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 11/07. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. On Cleveland's list 6/21/19. Arrested in IL in 9/20 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 6/21, also for abuse in the 1970s.

Fr. George A. Berthiaume

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Accused of abuse by one man, who also alleged abuse by other priests and two bishops in Springfield and Worcester dioceses. Complainant reportedly passed two polygraph tests. Worcester diocese investigated "several years ago" and deemed claims not credible. Springfield diocese stated that nothing in its files corroborates the allegations. Plaintiff in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder. Berthiaume died 12/3/85.

Fr. George C. Berthold

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

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. Still on administrative leave 10/15; canonical proceedings in process. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Sr. Marlene Bertke

Order: OSB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

A former student nun filed a lawsuit 10/02 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 is still an active nun in 2008, living in the Erie PA area.

Fr. John Patrick Bertolucci

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

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 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

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. Edward F. Beutner

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Superior WI

Placed on leave in 2002 due to allegations. Accused by a man in 11/21/06 civil suit claiming abuse of 4 boys in late 1960s. Per plaintiff, his 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. On 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.

Fr. Thomas R. Bevan

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Removed 8/09 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 6/09 and notified police. Another allegation in 2005 dated back to 1974; review board found "insufficient evidence" and he wasn't removed. Four allegations found credible 11/09. Permanently removed from active ministry 11/09. Criminal charges filed 2/10. Plea agreement 9/10. Received a 10-year suspended sentence and 18 months home detention.

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. Martin Beyer

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

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

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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 6/06 when accused of sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl. Arrested. Later pled 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 2/08 by the girl's parents. He was working as priest in Sarteano, Italy until 4/18/10. Included on the Pensacola-Talahassee diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. David W. Bialkowski

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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 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 teen boys into his bedroom. Removed from St. John Gualbert parish in Cheektowaga in 2/11 after accused of touching the upper thigh of a teen and making suggestive comments to him 10 years prior. 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. Lawsuit 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.

Fr. Earl Charles Bierman

Ordained: 1957
Status: Convicted

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 1975-76 to St. Francis Seminary in the Altoona-Johnstown, PA diocese. Faculties removed 7/9/92. Convicted of abuse of 6 boys in 1993; received 20-year sentence. Died in prison 6/13/05. Sued in KY and NM. One case in 1995 went to jury verdict of $700K in punitive damages after diocese was accused of failing to reveal abuse of other victims. Another suit settled in 2003. New suit filed in Albuquerque 5/16 claiming abuse 1963-64 of a 15-year-old boy. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list.

Fr. Robert J. Biesinger

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

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

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 5/02; 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 settled by Diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/03 where Diocese paid $21M to 40 people claiming abuse by 16 priests. Another accusation received in 12/09. Per a report commissioned by the diocese in 2019, there were 17 victims, ages 12-15, of abuse occurring 1959-89.

Fr. Clarence Biggers

Order: SM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

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 1965-67. Biggers was transferred back to Atlanta in 1967. Began living in a monastery 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. Biggers died in 2009. On Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/18. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in 2019.

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

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Abused as many as 25 boys 1969-89. Pled guilty to abuse of one; sentenced to eight years' prison in 1989. Released 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.

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

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 as a high school student in the 1964-72, continuing into the girl's college years. Biondo, who denied the accusations, was the girl's freshman English teacher. She died in 5/20, at age 93.

Fr. Joseph E. Birmingham

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

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. Paul Cultrera located other victims in 1995 and filed suit. Claim settled in 1996 for $50K. Hogan complaint filed 2002 by 53 victims; settled in 2003. Another lawsuit naming Birmingham and two others was settled for $475K in 12/08.

Mary Justa Birochik

Status: Accused

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 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Worked at St. Joseph Orphanage 1950-52. Per her obituary, Birochik "shared her culinary skills" in the Dioceses of Covington, Lexington and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Died 5/23/02.

Fr. William Norbert Bischoff

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) 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 10/27/91. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/19. It notes abuse reported in 2009, occurring 1953-56, 1957-61 and 1962.

Fr. Honesto Bayranta Bismonte

Ordained: 1954
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From the Philippines. Arrived in CA 1981. Removed from ministry in 4/02 due to allegations of abuse of two sisters, ages 12 and 8, 1997-2003 at St. Joseph's in Pomona. Arrested. Pled guilty to misdemeanor battery in 2003. Received two years probation. Accused in a lawsuit 11/19 of sexually abusing a girl, ages 8-12, beginning in 1993. The abuse allegedly occurred at the girl's aunt's home while Bismonte was assigned to St. Anthony's in Gardena.

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

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Worked in CT, MN and NM. Accused of abuse of numerous youths almost everywhere he served. One alleged victim known to have died by suicide. Named in 1997 civil suit. Another victim filed civil suit 2002 and in 7/06, CT Supreme Court ruled that the suit was timely filed and sent it back down to lower court to be tried. Laicized 5/20/05; announced 3/06. Cited in 11/08 RICO suit. Died 12/24/08. Accused in suit filed 11/15 of rape of a NM altar boy, who alleged rape also by Fr. James Porter. Accused in a 12/17/15 suit of raping an altar boy, age 7-12, hundreds of times 1968-73 at St. Alice's in Mountainair NM. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. Frederick J. Bistricky

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

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

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Navy chaplain. Removed from active ministry in 2003 after allegations he abused a male minor in the early years of his priesthood. No criminal charges. Review board found charge to be substantive. Reinstated as active priest in 2/04 after Vatican ruled that, per canon law in place in 1975-76, 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 9/25/07.

Fr. Maurice J. Blackwell

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Placed on leave in 1993 after complaints of abuse of a minor 1989-92. Sent to treatment and reinstated. Permanently placed on leave in 1998 after admitting to a "sexual relationship" with another minor which ended in the 1970s. The1993 accuser shot and injured him in 2002. Archbishop acknowledged abuse. Found guilty during 2/05 criminal trial. Motion for new trial granted. No trial. Laicization announced in 12/04.

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 finally 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

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

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, 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. Served 40 years in churches in Duluth, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and beyond, including 17 years as a chaplain at St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd. Retired 12/5/93 and removed from ministry 12/27/95. Died 8/11/06. No further information revealed.

Fr. Mario Blanco

Order: SDB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Originally from Costa Rico. In 2002 lawsuit 9 men alleged that Blanco abused them when they were teens. May have been ordered out of the Diocese in 1973 after an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse. At least 1 settlement in 1991. By 1/04 at least 17 men had accused him of abuse. Civil trial set for 7/05 but 16 cases settled just prior to trial. 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.

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

Diocese: Diocese of Wichita KS

Ordained for Wichita. Incardinated in 1969 into the Diocese of Pueblo. Lawsuit in 1995 by a man claiming Blanpied abused him ages 10-13 in Wichita; dismissed on SOL. In a 1994 meeting with the Pueblo bishop, the man and his family, Blanpied had admitted improper touch 30 years prior, and to abuse of two other Wichita boys in about 1967-69. Removed 1994. Sent to treatment. Had moved to Utah, Salt Lake bishop warned not to give him faculties. Honored in 1998 for 50 years priesthood. Released from treatment in 1999; granted faculties by Salt Lake bishop. Removed in 2002 after the Dallas Bishops' conference. Died 10/03. On the diocese's 9/20/19 list of clerics with substantiated allegations. "Fr. H." in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19.

Fr. Eugene E. Blazek

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

A man filed a civil suit in 3/08 accusing Blazek of sexually abusing him as a minor for over a year "during or after 1979." 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 6/1/07 and was living in Houston, TX per Catholic Herald.

Seminarian Rudy Blea

Order: OSB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Civil suit filed 6/10/94 alleged abuse of at least one youth during counseling sessions 1969-70. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17, 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 3/8/19, Blea was in formation for the archdiocese 1969-76. 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 7/02 civil suit alleged that Blizard abused a boy in 1978-80 as part of a child sex ring that operated out of the former House of Affirmation. Arrested in 8/03 on charges of assault in 1988. Found not guilty by court In 8/04 of a charge of indecent assault and battery on a person over age 14. Involuntary laicization granted in 2012 announced 3/5/13.

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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Ordained: 2021
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.

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Fr. Alphonse Boardway

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

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; there is no record of meeting. Boardway was sent by his order in the early 1990s to treatment. His accuser settled with the order in 1994 for $107.8K. Aso worked in TX, IN, IL, WI, NE. and NM. At least one other alleged victim. Boardway was murdered in 1997 while living in AZ. On the Lubbock diocese's list 1/31/19; noted to have worked there 1987 until 1989, when he was removed from ministry. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked in 1989. On Lansing list 9/27/19.

Fr. John Bocciarelli

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

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. 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. 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.

Fr. Leonard Adolph Bogdan

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as accused in Chicago Archdiocese report 3/20/06. Allegations made in 1983 and withdrawn 1986. Excardinated to Kalamazoo diocese 1/94. Retired from Kalamazoo 6/30/00. Moved to AZ. Accusation was reasserted in 8/01 and deemed credible in 9/01. Privileges removed 3/02.

Fr. James K. Bogert

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at the Nassau County Jail and Children's Center, where Bogert was chaplain beginning in 5/79, and at a movie theater, his car, private home in Clifton Park and Bogert's home on Long Island. Moved to the Diocese of Palm Beach in 12/92. Per the 2019 Catholic Directory Bogert was retired and living in Santa Cruz, NM.

Fr. Ronald William Bohl

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Accused of single incident in 1986 in Toledo OH diocese of making a sexual advance toward a minor. The 1993 settlement contained a confidentiality agreement. In treatment 1986-87, then reassigned to parish work. Removed from Louisville KY parish in 6/02. Also worked in Dubuque and Indianapolis archdioceses. Died 1/19/12 in KY.

Fr. Kenneth Bohlinger

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

Removed from public ministry in 8/88 after report to diocese of past abuse of a young relative. Admitted he took boys from church on camping trips, supplied alcohol and porn, and played sex games with them. Sent to treatment. Said he quit abusing in 1986. Admitted being addicted to children. Moved to AZ. Laicized 3/27/09. On diocese's list 9/28/18.

Fr. John D. Bohrer

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Named publicly as accused by diocese in 1/19 after review of personnel files. Removed from ministry and retired 12/31/18 due to accusation he abused a teenage boy in the mid-1980s, when assigned to St. Piux X in Cherry Hill. The alleged victim first told the diocese in 10/02. Bohrer was suspended at the time, then returned to ministry in 2009 after the diocese and Vatican reviewed the case. On diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Aime A. Boisselle

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Three men came forward 5/02 to allege that Boisselle had sexually abused them at Ste. Marie Church in Manchester in the early 1960s. Per documents released by the Attorney General 3/03, a college student had complained that Boisselle seduced him in 1983; there were complaints in 1995 or 1996 of youths at the rectory; the diocese knew about Boisselle having encounters with adults at gay bars and parks. At least some claims in 11/02 settlement with the diocese. Per the diocese's list 7/31/19, Boisselle (spelled Boiselle) was assigned to a life of prayer and penance. Deceased.

Fr. John Boland

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Accused of sexually abusing 14-year-old boy 2/83 in Winslow AZ. Arrested; charged with 4 misdemeanors/1 felony. Plea agreement 6/93; 3 misdemeanors dropped. Sentenced 9/83 to probation on misdemeanor; felony dropped. Boy and family never testified and were never informed of results except that charges were being dismissed and Boland would be transferred. Name given to diocese in 2005 but information "discovered" in 2009 file review. Removed 2/09. Returned to Ireland in 2010. Settlements pending.

Fr. Paul J. Bolduc

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused on 8/21/02 of sexually abusing a minor in approximately 1961. Put on administrative leave 8/27/02 by Cardinal Law. Died 12/2009. Boston AD database in 8/11 says no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical invest

Fr. Michael C. Bolesta

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Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of at least 11 male teenagers ages 16-17 in 1990-1991. Evaluated at St. Luke's treatment center. Reassigned. Died in 1/04. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Archdiocese later said allegations were credible.

Fr. Robert Boley

Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Suit filed in 2006 in L.A. accused Boley of "accosting" a young girl at a parish in the early 1980s. At the time the suit was filed, Boley was working as parochial vicar in Darien, IL. He left the assignment in 10/06 and moved to a Carmelite house in Joliet. Case included in massive 7/07 $660M settlement by L.A. Archdiocese with 508 plaintiffs.

Fr. Anthony Bolger

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Ordained for Diocese of Santa Rosa. Excardinated to Honolulu 6/18/84. Accused of abusing a boy at St Anthony's in Kailua 1978-81. Bolger was teacher at the school. Civil suit filed 5/8/13. Same plaintiff says he was abused by Bishop Ferrario while Ferrario was still priest at St. Anthony's. Possibly named as accused (but not defendant) in original suit against Ferrario. Died 1/7/15 in Tijuana, Mexico, where he had been living. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes he was accused in 1994 of abuse of a minor 1972-73, and that Honolulu was notified in 1994.

Fr. Ronald W. Bollich

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Beaumont TX

Suspended 5/94, retired for "health reasons." Died 8/7/96. A civil suit filed 4/12/12 against the Beaumont diocese and its Bishop alleged Bollich abused a 14-year-old boy at Sacred Heart in Nacogdoches, TX in 1976-77. The parish was then in the Beaumont diocese, later in the Diocese of Tyler. Four other accusers from the Nacogdoches area and one from Bridge City joined suit. All claims settled and suit dismissed 12/11/13. On the Beaumont diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Jacob Bollmer

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/6/18. Assignments included Catholic Social Servixed 1969-87 while living at Village of St. Joseph, and Cathedral of Christ the King 1968-69. An alleged victim said in an 11/18 news interview that when he was age 15 in the 1970s, Bollmer asked him to pull his pants down at his St. Joseph Village residence. The man said he reported the incident to the archdiocese after the clergy abuse crisis in Boston was revealed in 2002. Bullmer was removed from ministry in 1987, and died in 2000.

Fr. Donald Bolton

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Parents from St Gregory Thaumaturgus parish in the town of North East PA complained to DA that Bolton had molested their daughter for two years. The Redemptorists had promised that he would not work with children but the parents learned he was teaching at school in NY. Bolton was charged in 11/86 with one count each of indecent assault and corruption of minors. He pled guilty and received three years probation in 2/87. Bolton had been transferred from St Gregory's to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Brooklyn NY, which maintained a grammar school and a high school, and then in 1987 to do promotional work at Holy Family Retreat House in Hampton VA. Bolton agreed to enter treatment program. Police knew of other victims but stated that statute of limitations had run. Also worked in Brazil and in other US dioceses including New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Brooklyn and Albany NY, Orlando FL, and Richmond VA. Bolton died 10/27/06.

Fr. Wilfrid F. Bombardier

Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Ordained for the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers in Cleveland. Did much missionary work. Joined the Manchester diocese in 1970. Was working in Albuquerque NM when accused in 1993 of abuse of two boys at St. Charles parish 1966-70. Also accused of abuse in Manchester in 1975. Admitted to short-term relationship with a male in the Philippines. First listed as retired in the 1986 Directory. Died 9/16/00. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Lawsuits in Albuquerque by two men in 1/18 claiming abuse as boys by Bombardier. Accused in 11/18 suit of sex abuse beginning in 1967 of a boy, age 13, while teaching him to swim and on overnight in a cabin in the Sandia Mountains. On Manchester diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Louis A. Bonacci

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accusation received in 4/11 that Bonacci improperly touched a minor in a family home 1978-82 when he was assistant director of campus ministry at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. During investigation a second accuser was located. Removed 4/11 from duties in Scranton and, in 6/11, head of Order permanently removed him from active ministry. On Scranton diocese's list 8/18; assigned there 2003-2011. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018, where he was Wheeling Jesuit U. campus minister 6/99-2003. On the MD Province Jesuits' list in 12/18. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Kenneth P. Bonadies

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Ordained for the Diocese of Steubenville. Absent on leave for four years before assigned in 1980 to St. Bartholomew's in Manchester, CT. Retired in 2004. Settlement in the low six figures announced by attorney Garabedian in 5/21 of claims that Bonadies sexually abused a boy, ages 14-17, 1981-85. Bonadies was a teacher and director of theater and choir at East Catholic High School in Manchester during the time in question and the boy was a student. The abuse allegedly occurred at the school and in the St. Bartholomew parish rectory. Bonadies was reportedly removed from ministry in 2018. Name added to the diocese's list of credibly accused in 5/21. Living in 5/21 in FL.

Fr. Joseph E. Bonafed

Ordained: 1992
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Pastor of Holy Family in West Newton and St Edward's in Herminie in 8/18 when suspended due to an allegation that he sexually abused a minor 28 years prior. A canonical investigation deemed the allegation unsubstantiated, as announced in 10/19. The review board did find "inappropriate conduct in the workplace." Bonafed resigned from his parishes and was to go on leave of absence. (Per news in 2010 Bonafed was struck in the head with a blunt object by a burglar in the rectory.)

Br. Dennis Bonebreak

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

One of 11 religious brothers (one unnamed) and two laymen accused by 31 men in 3 civil cases filed 4/26/13. Bonebreak was accused of abusing one boy at Leo HS in Chicago. Order agreed to $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs in 5/13, perhaps including the complainants in these three cases.

Fr. Leo Bonfadini

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. Allegation to diocese in 1994 that Bonfadini sexually abused a boy, age 17, while assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe. When confronted, Bonfadini did not confirm nor deny, but said he had "made regrettable decisions... ." Sent to St. Luke Institute for treatment. Voluntarily relinquished his faculties in 5/95. Went on to become a U.S. Air Force officer, V.A. counselor, then wellness coordinator and pastoral counselor for a nonprofit in Trinidad, CO. In 10/19 Bonfadini denied raping the boy.

Fr. Herman Bongers

Ordained: 1939
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 2005 of abuse of five boys at St. Vincent's orphanage in 1966. Died in 1971. Case settled 2/17/06. Earliest known abuse was 1948. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 7/14/08.

Fr. Luis A. Bonilla Margarito

Ordained: 2000
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In a lawsuit filed in 8/10, parents of a 19-year-old girl alleged that Bonilla (high school chaplain) started a 'relationship' with her when she was a 17- or 18- year-old senior in 2008-09. The 'relationship' continued after the parents complained. He was removed from his parish in 11/09; sent to treatment. 'Relationship' continued while he was in treatment. The girl gave birth to his daughter in 7/10. He left therapy at some point and was living with the girl and baby. Diocese asked that he be laicized. Judge ruled case could proceed in 1/11.

Fr. David L. Bonin

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Died at age 53 in 3/02. In 11/08 a 21-year-old man filed suit against the bishop and diocese, alleging that Bonin sexually abused him weekly 1998-2001, when the man was ages 9-12. The man first made his allegations known in 2007. A second person also alleged abuse. In 4/09 the NY Supreme Court denied diocese motion to dismiss. Diocese included Bonin's name on 6/7/12 list of priests removed between 2002 and 2010.

Fr. John L. Bonn

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 2011 of fondling a girl, age 4, in her bedroom in 1969 and once again in the next 5 years. Revs Michael Broderick and William Dawson also accused. Settlement in the Davenport bankruptcy. Review board reportedly considered allegations credible. Diocese refused to list the names of these 3 and 15 other priests on their site. Bankruptcy Court ruled in the alleged victim's favor in 8/12; 3 names were posted separately from main list. Bonn taught at Boston College; was WWII Navy chaplain in Ottumwa IA. Died 1/17/75.

Fr. Joseph P. Bonner

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18. Retired 1998. Report to diocese in 5/02 that Bonner molested a boy in 1975. The boy and his family were visiting from Arizona and stayed the night in the rectory. Bonner allegedly got into bed with the sleeping boy who awakened while the priest was fondling him. Bishop Timlin said the diocese was not responsible and that the accuser should contact Bonner. Settlement 1/03 for $25K with confidentiality agreement. In 11/04 a 47-year-old more alleged sex abuse by Bonner at age 14-16. Diocese agreed to pay for 20 counseling sessions for the accuser. Bonner died in 2007.

Fr. John J. Bonzagni

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

A woman filed suit in 2003 alleging she was fondled by Bonzagni on three occasions when she was 16 and preparing for confirmation. She said she notified the diocese twice, the first time in 2002. Her claims settled in 8/04 as part of $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Springfield diocese involving 18 priests. Bonzagni was cleared by diocese in 11/04. Named monsignor in 12/06. Head of the pastoral planning office in 2008. Named co-vicar of the diocese in 7/15. Named leader of three parishes in 12/15.

Br. Everard J. Booth

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Jesuit brother. Died in 1986. Named publicly by the Central and Southern Province Jesuits in 2/27/20 as credibly accused of sexual abuse occurring in approximately the 1960s. More than one allegation. Worked at Jesuit High School, St. Charles College in Grand Coteau and at colleges in what later became Sri Lanka.

Fr. James T. Booth

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

A woman filed suit in 2/03 alleging that Booth abused her when she was age 15 in the late 1960s. A second woman filed suit in 12/03 alleging that he molested her 1965-67. He left the priesthood in 1971 to marry a 19-year-old university student. He later became an Episcopal priest, living in California. He denied all allegations. Name appears on list released by San Diego Diocese 3/07. Personnel file released 10/24/10. Died 1/24/12.