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Br. Samuel Charles Cabot

Order: OFM
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Worked in CA, AZ, the Philippines and in the Archdiocese of Hermosillo in Guaymas, Sonora Mexico. Accused in 2002 of abusing two young girls, who were cousins, 1981-1985. The abuse of one of the girls began when she was age 4; Cabot had helped her family adopt her when she was an infant. Removed from public ministry in 2002. The cousins filed a civil suit in 2003. Settlement announced in 8/2006. Cabot "may be" the perpetrator in an 8/2008 civil suit. Plaintiffs uncertain. (See additional information in two suits filed in Fall 2009.) Personnel file released in 5/2012. Name included on the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/2019. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/2019, where he worked 1956-1957. Died in 2019. Included in 8/2021 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Kenneth J. Cabral

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 03/3/1996
Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused of abuse at St. Catherine of Siena in Martinez 1964-65. Absent on sick leave 1987-91. Removed from ministry/retired 6/30/91. Named publicly in 2004 at one of the diocese's apology services. Died 3/3/96. On diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Roberto Antonio Cadavid Arroyave

Ordained: 1988
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

From Colombia, Diocese of Medellin. Arrived in Brooklyn in 12/12; worked in Brooklyn and Queens parishes until 6/17, returned to Colombia. News in 10/18 that the diocese quietly removed him in 6/17 after learning that, prior to his arrival in Brooklyn, he was accused of molesting at least four boys. Allegations in Colombia began in 2005, when Cadavid was director of a school. He was moved among churches, transferred when new allegations emerged. One accuser said Cadavid paid him 88 million pesos (about $46k) in 2009 to silence him. At least six accusers. Medellin Bishop Tobon gave permission in 11/12 for Cadavid's transfer to Brooklyn. In 3/18 Tobon denied knowing the priest was in the U.S. The Brooklyn diocese didn't inform parishioners for 10 months about Cadavid's history of alleged abuse.

Fr. George B. Cadwallader

Ordained: 1992
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by the Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Richboro. In 5/12, archdiocese found allegations of violation of Standards of Ministerial Behavior to be substantiated. Found unsuitable for ministry.

Fr. Lynn Richard Caffoe

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Died: 11/23/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Archdiocese received notice on 1/21/75 that Caffoe sexually abused altar boys at his first parish. Faculty had been concerned during his seminary training at St. John's in Camarillo. File summaries indicate at least 15 victims. Accused in every parish, including St. Callistus in what later became the Orange diocese. Removed after his therapist reported to authorities on 5/8/91. Treated at St. Luke's Institute 1991-92. Laicized 1/06. Settlement 7/14/07. Died in 2009. Personnel files released 1/13.

Fr. William B. Cahill

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 02/5/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Accused of abuse of at least three boys, who were students at Cheverus High School, between 1950 and 1960, per documents released by Maine AG in 2005. Died 2/5/86. Included on the Northeast Province Jesuits list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes incidents reported in 2002 of abuse 1955-56. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Gervase Cain

Order: TOR
Ordained: 1957
Status: Charged

Died: 05/12/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Arlington VA

Taught in PA schools, pastor of PA and WV parishes, taught at St. Francis University in Loretto PA for 20 years, VP there 1976-83. Retired to Franciscan retirement facility in Frederick County VA. Arrested 7/26/17, charged with taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship. Complaint was said to have first been filed in 2003 of abuse by Cain of a 15-year-old girl, at her home in Fairfax. First reported in 2004, later withdrawn, reopened in 5/17. Cain died 5/12/18.

Fr. Thomas J. Cain

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 10/1/1984
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Died in 1984. The Archdiocese announced on its website 10/27/2014 that Cain was accused decades after his death of having sexually abused minors, and that the Archdiocesan Board of Review found the allegations to be credible. Cain worked in Pontiac, Monroe, Mt. Clemens, Detroit, and from 1960-1984 in Livonia. Included on the Archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/2019.

Fr. James Cairns

Order: CM
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse occurring 1971-1973. In 2004 the L.A. archdiocese counted one accuser. Added to the Stockton diocese's list in 11/20. It notes that he was assigned to Sacred Heart in Patterson 1980-82, Catholic Charities 1982-86 and Central Catholic High School 1981-86. Left his order in 2001.

Fr. Daniel A. Calabrese

Ordained: 1987
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Convicted 1992 of abuse of a teenage boy. Sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years probation, and one year treatment. Previously transferred twice because of allegations involving youths. Civil suit 1993. Living in New Mexico as of 2003 and listed in Official Catholic Directory as on "leave of absence." Laicized 2005. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Suit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a child, age 13-14, at Blessed Sacrament in West Brighton in 1989-90. Accused in a 12/19 lawsuit of abuse prior to ordination in the showers at St. Joseph's Seminary of a boy, age 13, and that another person attempted a sex act on him at the same time.

Fr. Paul Calamari

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Removed from ministry in 2003 after credible allegation of abuse, likely in the 1970s, before ordination. Name first appeared on list released by Bishop Saltarelli of Wilmington, DE 11/16/06. Began working in Wilmington diocese in 1997. Was working as field supervisor for Penn State Univ's Center for Survey Research until name released. Also worked for PA Department of Corrections. Wilmington diocese released personnel files 2/12. Name included on on New Orleans archdiocese list 11/02/18. Taken off archdiocesan payroll as ordered by judge in bankruptcy in 5/20. Medical benefits reinstated by same judge after Calamari complained. Accused along with Rev. Michael Fraser in a 6/19 lawsuit of abuse of a boy beginning in the late 1970s. Calamari denied the claim but reportedly admitted to "sin" with a teen prior to priesthood. Settlement in 2018 with a man claiming abuse about ages 7-14 in about 1975-82 by Calamari, who was the man's father's cousin.

Fr. Ernest Dale Calhoun

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Beaumont TX

Ordained for Beaumont TX diocese. Personnel file says he should never have been ordained. Raped a 15-year-old boy in 1969. Served as US Navy chaplain in mid-1970s. Transferred to Yakima Diocese 11/76; continued to abuse. Faculties revoked in Yakima in about 1986. At least 1 claim against Beaumont diocese settled 1998. Suit filed in WA in 1988 against Calhoun and R. Scully, settled in 1994. At least 3 known victims in 1980s in WA. Also worked in Seattle; on its Tribunal 1987-88. May have gone on to live in TX. A 10/11 suit in WA settled 12/12 for $50K; 5/13 suit settled 2/14 for $75K. Included on the Seattle archdiocese's 1/15/16. Name reversed at times in the Official Catholic Directory, as "Calhoun Dale." On Beaumont diocese's list 1/31/19. On Yakima's list 7/9/19.

Fr. James R. Calhoun

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Died: 05/26/1996
Diocese: Diocese of Belleville IL

Permanently removed from ministry in 3/1993. Died 5/26/1996. Believed to have abused several youths. One man said he was forced to "lure sex partners" from a local park for Calhoun and another priest 1981-1983. He also claimed Calhoun was part of a homosexual ring of abusive priests. Named as abuser in a 7/1994 civil suit. Another suit said he covered up abuse by Fr. Robert Vonnahmen. On diocese's list 12/19/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes nine "reported survivors."

Fr. John Walter Calicott

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Suspended in 1994 due to accusations of sexual molestation of two 15-year-old boys in 1976. Sent to treatment; deemed "no significant risk" and allowed to return to assignment in 1995. Removed again 6/2002 after Dallas Bishops Conference. Sued in 2004. Included in 2003 on the Chicago archdiocese list of accused priests. Reportedly teaching sex ed in a parish school by 2004. Canonical court trial pending in 9/2005. Laicization announced 10/27/2009. Personnel file released in 11/2014; one man said at the time that Calicott abused him when he was a 12-year-old altar boy at St. Ailbe's on the South Side in the 1970s. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes seven "reported survivors," of abuse 1976-2002.

Fr. George J. Callaghan

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel files released in 12/02. Accused of sexual advances in 1983 toward a 17-year-old boy in a rectory bedroom of a Lawrence MA parish. Matter settled. Same youth accused Rev. Alfred M. Murphy O.S.A., assigned to same parish, of repeatedly sexually abusing him a few months later during a cross-country trip. Callaghan was accused also of sexually harassing a 22-year-old male employee of the MA parish. Settled 1993 for $17K. Transferred late 1980s or early 1990s to Augustinian headquarters in PA, then to nursing home due to Alzheimers disease. Died 12/24/08. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.

Fr. Raymond Callahan

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Per archdiocese, abuse first reported in 1971. Would take boys to a cabin in VA. Removed from ministry in 1971. Criminally convicted but apparently did not serve any prison time. Laicized 1977. Died 1996. At least one claim against Callahan included in $1.3M settlement with 16 men who alleged abuse 1962-1982. Included on archdiocese's list 10/15/18.

Fr. Robert C. Callahan

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 11/22/2019
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. Sued in 1978 for an affair with a neighbor's wife. Went on leave of absence, never returned to ministry. Married. Report in 1988 to the Archdiocese that Callahan sexually abused a boy, ages 11-18, from 1967-1974. The abuse was said to have included rape and involved alcohol. It occurred in many places, including during overnights at the rectories of St. Rita's in Baltimore and Christ the King in Edgemere. The alleged victim said he was sure others knew about it. A priest assigned to St. Rita's with Callahan 1970-1972 said "Callahan was close to many young people, including the victim and his family" and that he knew Callahan "had kids in his room." Callahan was laicized in 2017. He died 11/22/2019.


Fr. Francis W. Callan

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 04/19/1991
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Great Falls, Boise City, Baker, Seattle, Gallup, Tucson, and Portland OR dioceses. Gallup and Tucson assignments in 1962-1968 were in the CA province, not his home OR province. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/2011) the Province agreed to post on its website the names of all members who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claim filed in the bankruptcy, and who have not denied the allegation. Callan's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 4/19/1991. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes alleged abuse 1950-1953, reported in 2009. Added in 7/2023 to the Gallup diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Sergio Calle Perez

Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

From Colombia. Named as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/6/2018. Assigned to St. John Neumann 1998-1999, St. Marguerite d'Youville 1998-1999 and Prince of Peace in 1999. Laicized in 2004. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report, which shows multiple teenage and young male victims. Sent to therapy while a seminarian after offering a male parishioner a back massage. Accused of putting his hand down the front of a teenage boy's shirt and squeezing his neck or chest, in the sanctuary behind the altar at St. Marguerite in Lawrenceville, between 1999-1998. Ordered to continue therapy. Sent in Spring 2002 to St. Louis for evaluation due to concerns about boundary violations with a boy, age 17. Removed as pastor of Prince of Peace, placed on leave. One teenage boy complained that Calle-Perez touched him inappropriately during confession. Another said the priest tried to grab his penis while they were swimming. Another accuser said the priest grabbed his crotch while arm wrestling. On one occasion Calle-Perez allegedly took some boys to dinner and a movie, then to his apartment where he gave the boys alcohol then refused to take them home. In 11/2013  a man alleged oral rape by Calle-Perez in 1995, when the man was 15. No prosecution due to the statute of limitations. 


Fr. Rafael Jairo Calle

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Extern priest from Ecuador, arrived in Denver in early 1997, assigned to St. Stephen's in Glenwood Springs. Previously was in the Salt Lake archdiocese. Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. It notes reports of recent child sexual abuse to the diocese in 3/97, that Calle tried to fondle a 12-year-old boy in a swimming pool, and that he sexually abused a 17-year-old boy in a car. When confronted Calle fled CO and returned to Ecuador.

Fr. Peter J. Callery

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 10/19 of abuse of a Jesuit College Prep student in the early 1980s. The plaintiff also claimed abuse by former Jesuit Prep president Rev. Patrick Koch. Callery was the boy's teacher and wrestling coach. The abuse is said to have occurred in a hotel room during a team trip to a match. In 10/19 Callery was living and working at Manresa House of Retreats in Convent, LA. The Jesuits stated that Callery would be suspended from public ministry "until this matter is resolved." Another former Prep student joined a suit filed in in 8/19 against the school and diocese, alleging abuse there by Callory and Rev. Vincent Malatesta. It settled in 3/22.

Fr. Felix Calonge

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Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

A/k/a Raymond. Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. Allegation received in 2018 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1965. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19. First assignment was in 1965 in NM. Left the order in 1966. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Antonio Camacho

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Extern priest from the Diocese of San Juan de lost Lagos in Jalisco, Mexico working in the Dioceses of Stockton and Oakland CA. Accused of abuse of two high school boys at St. Stanislaus in Modesto 1/11/1982 - 02/1719/84. He was briefly at St. Anthony Parish in Hughson 12/1981 - 1/1982. Removed from ministry and returned to Mexico at request of (then) Bishop Mahony of Stockton. Named in Cardinal Mahony's 2004 deposition and a memo from the Bishop of Stockton to police. Name is included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/2014 filing in bankruptcy court.

Fr. Pierre Celestin Cambiaire

Ordained: 1898
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation noted to have been received in 1917, of abuse in the late 1910s. Removed from ministry in 1917. Assignments included Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cameron, St. George in Baton Rouge, St. Joseph's in Grosse-Tete and St. Leon in Leonville. Died in 11/55. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019 as he worked in the territory in the New Orleans archdiocese which later became the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

Fr. Michael G. Campanalonga

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Accused of abusing three brothers in the late 1960's-early '70s, including on trip to California. Permanently suspended in 1993 after refusing psychiatric evaluation after allegations of sexual abuse were made. Two of the three brothers sued him in 1994. SOL stopped legal action and case dismissed 2002 after several appeals.

Fr. Alvin L. Campbell

Ordained: 1952
Status: Guilty plea

Died: 12/2/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Ordained for the Diocese of Springfield IL. U.S. Army Chaplain 1963-1977. Resigned from the Army when confronted with "a moral problem with boys/young men." Diocese was informed in 1/1978, yet assigned Campbell as parish pastor. Named pastor of another parish in 1979, where allegations surfaced in 1/1980. Admitted in 12/1981 to abuse of a girl. Reassigned. Worked 1982-1985 at St. Maurice in Morrisonville where he abused 26 children. Arrested in 1985 for abuse of boys, ages 11-15. Owned child porn. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced to 14 years prison. Released in 1992. Bishop requested laicization in 1989 but was denied by CDF prefect Cardinal Ratzinger because Campbell did not agree. He later agreed and was laicized, possibly in 1992. Died 12/2/2002. At least one civil suit settled in a 2004 mass settlement. Six more victims from 1970s and early 1980s settled with the Diocese in 1/2007 for $625K. On Diocese's list 11/29/18. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. It notes reports that Campbell sexually abused 33 children in the diocese.

Fr. Andrew S. Campbell

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Head of the English department at St. Vincent University when placed on leave in 2002. A woman filed suit in 5/03 alleging Campbell and two other priests abused her 16-year-old son at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe 1980-82. Claims against Campbell were dismissed in 5/04, but son had filed individual suit in 2/04. Both suits settled.

Rev. Daniel V. Campbell

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 11/25/1986
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Added in 2/2023 to the Jesuits' Southern and Central Province's list of credibly accused. Campbell was a St. Louis University faculty member in the late 1950s. Abuse estimated to have occurred during 1955-1959. Per his obituary, Campbell taught at St. Louis University High School, SLU's Parks College in Cahokia and Marquette University. He was a member of the Province's Mission Band, preaching at retreats in the 1940s, and for eight years an Air Force chaplain. He died in 1986.


Fr. Hugh P. Campbell

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Msgr. Campbell retired from Saint Maximilian Kolbe, West Chester, in 2007 and moved into a private residence. In 12/11, he "self-reported sexual abuse of a minor" approximately 40 years previously. Placed on leave. On 5/20/12, the archdiocese announced it had found him not suitable for ministry. Campbell accepted a supervised life of prayer and penance. Died 2/13/16.

Fr. James D. Campbell

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Order: MSC
Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Assigned to a parish in West Warwick, RI and Rhode Island Medical Center 7/1975 -11/1977. Placed on leave by Order in 2002 after allegations of abuse of a boy in Worcester, MA. Indicted in 9/2003. Convicted in 2004 of abuse of two teens, one a girl. Sentenced in 1/2005 to 90 days in house of correction and 10 years probation. Laicization announced in 3/2005. On Diocese of Rockford's list 11/14/2018. Died in 2007. On Providence diocese's list 7/1/2019. Also included on the the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart USA list of credibly accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. John F. Campbell

Ordained: 1932
Status: Sued

Died: 04/16/1968
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed 3/22/2022 of sexually abusing a girl from about 1960-1966, beginning when she was age 10 and a student at St. Mary's in Long Island City, NY. Campbell was the parish pastor. Per the suit, the abuse began when the girl's father was terminally ill and Campbell was providing spiritual guidance and financial support to her mother. The plaintiff alleges that the nuns and, housekeeper and other priests at the parish knew she was spending inordinate amounts of time with Campbell and enabled it. Further, she told a priest in confession during her freshman year of high school about the abuse, and his response was that she was shameful to lie about Campbell and that she would go to hell. Campbell remained at St. Mary's until his death in 1968.


Fr. John J. Campbell

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Died: 04/10/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

"Jack." Order paid $185K in 2003 to a former student who alleged abuse by Campbell in the early 1970s in "therapy sessions." Officials said this was the 13th man to bring credible allegations but the first to make allegations public. Not all were minors. Over $575K in settlements and medicals paid in 14-year period. Removed from contact with children in 1987, from public ministry in 1989, and lost priestly faculties in 1993. Order moved him to Denver in 1991. Died 4/10/2009. New suit filed in 6/2012 against the Order and Gonzaga Prep. On Province's list 12/7/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. John Robert Campbell

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Archdiocese announced in 8/17 it had recently received an allegation that Campbell sexually abused a minor in the 1960s at St. Louis Prep Seminary, where he was on faculty. Also taught at St. Pius X High in Festus in the 1980s and assigned to parishes in Crestwood, St. Louis, Wellston and Valley Park. Retired in 1989. Living in a private residence. Archdiocese stated it knew reports in the 1990s of abuse by Campbell, and that he has been on permanent administrative leave. On archdiocese's list 8/5/19.

Fr. Michael A. Campbell

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Removed from ministry in 3/02. Admitted having "inappropriately touched" a 17-year-old boy about 13 years previously. At some point, Campbell confessed to the archdiocese. He was sent for treatment and reassigned. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19.

Fr. Michael J. Campbell

Ordained: 1921
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. From Ireland, where he was ordained. Arrived in the US shortly after ordination.Per his obituary, Campbell was assigned to Church of the Nativity in Buffalo 1921-23, then to St. John's in Lockport. Pastor 1930-47 of St. Anthony's in Lockport, pastor of St. Peter's in Lewiston 1947-57, pastor of Our Lady of the Angels in Olean 1957 until his death 3/13/70. Accused in a 2020 lawsuit(s) filed under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. Roy B. Campbell

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 01/23/1977
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes allegation(s) received in 2010 of abuse in 1955. Roy appears to have spent his career in Kingston, Jamaica. He died in 1977. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese in the database, where the Province is based.)

Fr. Stuart Bede Campbell

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1930
Status: Sued

Died: 09/22/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

A case filed in Fresno County in 2003 or 2004 accused Campbell of abuse 1956-1959, before the Diocese of Monterey was created. Included on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/2018; it notes a report in 2010 of incidents 1956-1959 and 1978-1980, and death year as 1982. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018; death year noted as 1986, and and that allegation was established in 2007. On Reno diocese's list 4/5/2019; there 1959-1976. It notes death year as 1988. Per Monterey Bishop Ryan, Campbell died in 1986. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/2019. On Columbus diocese's list 12/3/2019. On Covington diocese's list 7/31/2020 with death date 9/22/86; the Official Catholic Directory confirms this date. Included in 8/2021 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused. On the Dominicans Holy Name Province list in 10/26/2021. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Mark A. Campobello

Ordained: 1991
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Removed from assignment at Aurora Central Catholic High School in 2/2000 due to an "ongoing and public relationship ...with a junior girl." Admitted to some "physical contact." Sent for evaluation and treatment, then assigned to a new parish. Arrested in 12/2002 after an 18-year-old girl alleged he sexually abused her at age 14 when he was assistant principal and spiritual director at her school. Placed on leave. Indicted again in 10/2003 on charges that he molested another girl 1999-2000 in a different county. Pleaded guilty in 2004. Sentenced to 8 years (4 for each girl). Two civil suits filed in 2004; settled in 5/2007 for $2.2M. At least one more credible accuser. Laicized in 6/2005. Released from prison 2/13/2008. Back in prison in 4/2008 on a parole violation; soon released. Back in 4/2009. Released 7/28/2010. Last known to be living in Crystal Lake, IL. On diocese's list 11/14/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. J. Michael Cannon

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Named publicly as accused by the Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Single allegation alleged to have occurred while assigned to Campion High School in Prairie du Chien 1967-71. Dismissed from the Jesuits 3/6/97. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20.

Fr. John A. Cannon

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of at least two youths in late 1950s and 1960s. By 1964, at least six boys had complained to the Archdiocese that Cannon would sneak into their cabins at camp in the night and molest them. Civil suits filed 2004. As of 2/05, his ministry had been permanently restricted and he was living a life of prayer & penance. Named in 2006 suit which was dismissed by court. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. On 1994 secret list. Died 5/31/17.

Fr. Juan Cano

Ordained: 2015
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From the Archdiocese of Chihuahua, Mexico. Associate pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Encino CA. Placed on leave in 1/2018 pending an investigation by the Los Angeles Archdiocese and City Attorney after reports that Cano engaged in "inappropriate contact" with several women, including a minor, at his parish. The District Attorney declined prosecution. On Archdiocese's updated list of credibly accused 12/6/2018. Incidents alleged to have occurred 2014-2017. Removed from ministry. Reportedly six accusers. Canonical penal process pending as of 12/2018. Per the Los Angeles Archdiocese's list in 12/2021, Cano was on administrative leave. 


Fr. Paul Victor Canonici

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS

Diocesan superintendent of education, assistant principal then principal of St. Joseph High School in Madison, parish priest. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/19/19. It notes report in 1997 of alleged abuse in 1983, in the Madison area. Retired 1998. Removed from ministry in 2002. Died 2/15/20, age 92.

Fr. Anthony Michael Canu

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Order: TOR
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Canu, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Worked at Our Lady of he Angels Boarding School, Belle Prairie. Added to the Richmond diocese's list 6/27/19. It notes that Canu was removed in 1973, was laicized, and died in 2019.

Fr. Vincent Cao

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Also known as Vincent Cao Dang Minh or Vincent Dan Minh Cao. arrived in Portland OR from Vietnam in 1972 to pursue a master's degree. He soon began helping the Archdiocese with the Asian community and became very well known. In 3/2001 allegations were made that he had raped a woman in 1983 and molested two young girls in the 1980s. The Order sent him for treatment and later to Redemptorist residences in Chicago IL, then Oakland CA. His priestly functions were permanently removed. Said in 1/2023 to be living at a Redemptorist care facility for the elderly and infirm in MO. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Robert N. Caparelli

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Died: 12/24/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Many allegations. Report to diocese in 8/68 from Hazleton police of abuse of two brothers, who were 11- and 12-year-old altar boys at Most Precious Blood. Mentioned "other situations." Pastor had told Bishop McCormick prior November. Caparelli admitted to acting "too freely" with the boys. Sent to Padua Retreat House, assigned to St. Mary's in Old Forge. Admitted to State Police in 1974 to molesting children. No charges. Made pastor in Milford in  1981. Arrested in 1991 for 1985 abuse of a boy. Pleaded guilty. In 12/91 a man alleged abuse by Caparellii at St. Mary's at age 11 or 12, along with other boys. Suit filed in 12/91 alleging rape of boy 9/85-6/86 at St. Vincent de Paul. Sentenced in 7/92 to 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison. Another charge for abuse of a boy added time to his sentence in 1993. Had AIDS. Died in prison 12/24/94. Two suits settled in 1996. A 2005 suit settled in 1/07. New suit in 7/20 claims abuse of a boy, ages 10-13, starting around 1974.

Fr. Justin J. Capato

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Named as abuser in a civil suit filed 3/20/12 by two men who allege abuse at Delbarton School between 1977-1979. One man also alleged abuse in 1980 by Rev. Luke Travers.The father of the brothers told the school about the abuse in 2004. It was also reported to St. Mary's Abbey in 2010. Capato was working as parochial vicar at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church in Cedar Knolls, NJ when the suit was announced. St. Mary's Abbey reported in 2012 that he is was under restrictions and being monitored. Settlement in 6/18 with five men alleging abuse at Delbarton School. Named in 7/20 lawsuit(s) filed under the NJ Child Sexual Abuse Act.

Fr. Francis J. Capellupo

Ordained: 1975
Status: Arrested

Died: 03/17/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Often held late-night parties in rectory for teenage boys. Bishop Daily was informed of this by at least two priests, but did nothing. Arrested in 2000 for allegedly sodomizing a 14-year-old boy, who was staying at rectory due to problems at home. Charges were soon dropped and case sealed, per spokesman for Brooklyn DA. A second man came forward claiming he was abused in the 1980s. Capellupo was removed from ministry in 2001. Diocese found allegations credible 6/05. Laicized 6/4/12. Died 3/17/17. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. John M. Capparelli

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Accused in 7/11 suit of abuse of a youth. Allegedly had boys wrestle in skimpy bathing suits and photographed them. Sold videos on web. Accused of groping plaintiff. Suit names Scouts and Diocese. Left active priesthood in mid-1980s. Privileges removed 1992; sent to treatment. Taught high school in Newark public schools for 20 years. At least 24 other men came forward with same complaints. Given non-teaching job 11/11. Another suit 12/11. Both settled in 2012. Surrendered public schools teaching license in 6/13. Laicized, possibly in 3/14. His appearance at an annual Family Festival at Our Lady of the Valley parish resulted in suspension without privileges by Paterson bishop of the pastor, Chris Di Lella, a long-time friend. On Newark archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Died 3/6/19 of gunshot wound at his home in NV. Homicide investigation initiated. Reportedly had a history of hiring male prostitutes. Alleged shooter had answered Capparelli's add for male wrestlers. New suit(s) in 7/20 claim abuse in the 1980s. By 11/21 accused in 20 lawsuits.

Fr. Nicholas J. Capua

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 08/2/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Placed on leave without privileges in late 5/07, after diocese deemed credible allegations that he had abused several minors in the mid-1970s. Capua denied the allegations. Matter was to be referred to the Vatican for further review. Died 8/2/10 at Our Lady of Consolation Rehabilitation Center. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Seminarian Francisco Cardona

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Order: LC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Seminarian. Rector and staff member at Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor, NH. Left the order in 1987, before ordination. Deceased. On 10/27/16 the Legionaries announced that Cardona was credibly accused of abusing two teenage students at Immaculate Conception in the 1980s.

Fr. Richard J. Carelli

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 12/9/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Diocesan chancellor 1985-1987. Made Monsignor in 1992. Died 12/9/2000. Accused in a 4/2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy in 1964 while headmaster of Sacred Heart Academy in Worcester. Carelli's accuser said Carelli would call him into the principal's office and abuse him there. Further, he said that he failed only one subject that year but that Carelli kept him back, because he had refused Carelli's advances. Retired in 1993 and died in 2000. Three suits were settled out of court by 2/2006.

Fr. Michael John Carew

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 08/6/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in the Archdiocese of Accra, Ghana, from the late 1957 until his transfer to Boston in 1957. Incardinated into Boston in 1964. Voluntarily laicized in 1971. Went on to marry and raise a family. Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing two girls in the early 1960s. There may also be a third female victim. Carew was assigned to Immaculate Conception in Newburyport 4/60-2/63. Per the Boston archdiocesan list on 8/25/11, he was publicly accused after his laicization on other grounds. Carew died in 2015.

Fr. Dennis G. Carey

Ordained: 1998
Status: Arrested

Died: 05/20/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Resigned from position at St Paul in Chains in Waterford 6/12 after police began investigation into 275 child porn images and 63 videos on church computer. Worked for 25 years as a CPA before ordination. Arrested; arraigned 7/3/12. Admitted addiction to child porn for two years but denied any improper touching of a child. Pleaded not guilty. In treatment in 9/12 at St John Vianney. Died 5/20/13. Included on the diocese's list in 2/19.

Seminarian Wilfred Laurent Carignan

Order: OCSO
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Carignan, described as a "monk-in-training" who was not accepted into the order, was accused in 2011 of molesting a youth while working at St. Benedict's Monastery as a beekeeper. The boy was a 6th or 7th grader who was being tutored by Carignan in about 2000 when abuse occurred. At time of arrest, Carignan was serving two separate 6-year life sentences for abuse of another youth. Conviction was in 2008.

Fr. Edward B. Carley

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused of abuse of boys in the 1960s-1980s. Parent complained in 1957; nothing done. Another complained 1995. Suit filed 1997; dismissed on SOL. Name publicly released when one man settled for $65K in 2005. Retired in 1993; died in 1998. Name on list of abusive priests released 11/16/06. More suits filed 12/06 and 7/08. A 2006 suit settled in 4/09 for $1.5M. Plaintiff died day after signing settlement. At least three other settlements 2010 and 2011. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. Albert L. Carman

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abusing a teenage boy at Loras Academy, Dubuque, in 1954. Died in 1980. Claims included in 2/06 settlement with diocese. At least one more claim of abuse 1965-66 included in $4.7M settlement with Archdiocese in 3/08 involving 9 priests.

Fr. Joseph D. Carne

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Died: 05/13/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Resigned in 7/2002 following a credible allegation of sexual misconduct involving a minor 27 years prior. Placed on a health-related leave of absence. Permanently removed from ministry in 4/2002, per the Diocese's list 12/13/2018.  Per the MI Attorney General's Report in 10/2022, there were multiple allegations against Carne of the sexual abuse of boys ages 8-17 and male college students, and an attempt to forcibly kiss at least one teenage girl. Carne said he had been sexually abused by Fr. Michael Hale, which caused him "life-long troubles." Carne died 5/13/2019.


Fr. John J. Carney

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 10/30/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Name included on the Baltimore archdiocese's 9/2002 list of priests who had been accused of child sexual abuse. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. Parish priest, teacher at Archbishop Keough High School early in career. Assigned from 1972 forward as chaplain at various nursing homes and hospitals. In 1991 a woman reported that on numerous occasions Carney fondled and kissed her when she was age 10, in 1970 or 1971, when he was assigned to Our Lady of Victory. Also at the parish was later credibly accused priest Fr. John Peacock, who  was told of an incident. He told the parish only that Carney was going on retreat. The woman said that when she was between 18-20 she reported the abuse to Baltimore County Police and that Carney admitted the abuse on a phone call. No prosecution. She said she met with the Archdiocese but they wouldn't discuss the abuse. They settled with her for $50K. In 1991 Carney admitted kissing the girl, but denied inappropriate behavior. His faculties were removed in 1995 after the woman again contacted the Archdiocese and he admitted to having engaged in 'inappropriate conduct.' Discovered in 2014 to be wearing a Roman collar and presented himself as a priest; Archdiocesan officials were to tell him to stop. Accused in 2017 of physically abusing a 6th grade boy in the 1960s. Carney was friends with accused priest Joseph Maskell; one Maskell victim told the A.G. that Carney was present during her abuse. The man physically abused by Carney stated that he was sexually abused by Maskell. Carney died 10/30/2020.

Deacon Marvin A. Carney, Jr.

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Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Deacon at St. Rita's. Arrested 5/16/81 after police questioned a teenage boy, who said he was waiting for Carney, in a car outside an adult bookstore. The boy gave police information and Carney was charged with sexual abuse. Charges dropped; Fr. J. Herp, who was later accused of abuse, may have intervened. The defense counsel responded, saying that Carney had been tried before a judge and had been exonerated. The boys parents got an attorney who would not allow officials' further contact with the boy.

Fr. Antonin R. Caron

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Found not guilty by jury in 3/94 of gross sexual assault and other charges involving a 13-year-old girl. Said to have assaulted girl with a pencil and his hands 5/9/92 in the sacristy of St. James in Baileyville. Caron's defense was that he would not have assaulted the girl because he was gay. Caron retired "on disability" before the charges were filed. Name in the news 2002-03 because he posted on a gay web site created by another priest, Fr. John Harris. Privileges temporarily revoked but later reinstated. Investigation of new complaint in 2/12 of incidents 1982-86. Diocese deemed claims "substantiated." New claims under investigation by Archdiocese in 8/14. One man says Caron sexually abused him as a boy for 3 years, taking him on trips after his mother died. Laicization announced 6/10/16.

Fr. Robert A. Carpentier

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Removed in 1992 after a man filed a civil suit alleging abuse at age 13 in 1973-1974. Questions in case about statute of limitations referred to R.I. Supreme Court, which ruled against plaintiffs. (See 1996 R.I. Lexis187, 7/11/96.) Claims against this priest were settled 9/02 as part of a $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims of priest abuse in the Providence diocese. Died 5/9/12.

Fr. Charles T. Carr

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Accused in 1995 of molesting two boys in separate incidents years prior. Placed on leave. Civil litigation filed. Four claims against Carr settled 3/01 as part of settlement of claims by 26 victims against Bridgeport Diocese and six priests. Per 2002 article, Carr spent more than 10 years with Carmelite Order; took perpetual vows in 1974 but not allowed to become priest because of emotional immaturity. Bridgeport diocese then allowed him to study and be ordained. Removed from ministry in 2002. Laicized in 2005. Per 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 12 victims, ages 9-15, of abuse 1979-90, mostly boys, at least one girl.

Fr. Cornelius J. Carr

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 10/11/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Per news in 1/2006, Carr was being investigated by his Order for allegations of child abuse. Member of the New York Province. Held Jesuit leadership positions; appointed Provincial 1966. High school principal, including McQuaid in Rochester 1960-1964. Principal of St. Peter's Prep in NJ. Theology department head 1977 at Jesuit High in New Orleans LA. Worked in the St. Augustine, FL diocese 1981-2005. Accused in 2012 of walking in on janitor Peter Modica raping a teen boy at Jesuit High in the 1970s, and proceeding to masturbate during the rape. Jesuit High settled with Carr's accuser. Carr died in 2013, at age 93. He had been living at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx, NY. Name included on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/2018. It noted notification of allegations via media reports in 2018. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province's list 12/7/2018, citing multiple allegations. On Jesuits Northeast Province list 1/15/2019, noting report in 2005 of abuse 1989-1990. On St. Augustine list 11/6/2020, abuse noted in 1991.

Fr. Gary M. Carr

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

In 4/2020 the diocese announced that its review board had determined that there was a "semblance of truth" to a recent allegation that, 30 years prior, Carr engaged in inappropriate contact with a boy, ages 10-13. Carr had been placed on leave with restricted ministry in 2008 due to "boundary violations." Reportedly, parents reported to church authorities for years behavior including Carr's parading around in a makeshift diaper at a grade school Mardi Gras party and wrestling shirtless with 5th grade boys. He retired in 11/2019, a month after an allegation was reported. By 7/2020 there were new credible allegations by three men that Carr sexually abused them as children in the 1980s and 1990s. In 7/2020 Carr was living in St. Louis. On the Diocese of Little Rock's list in 12/2020, where he filled-in 10/2020-10/2030 at St. John the Baptist Latin Mass Community. Included on the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's 4/13/2021 list of accused. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 6/19/2021, where he was assigned 1/2006-11/2006 and assisting while on health leave 8/10/2006-7/11/2008.

Br. Michael T. Carr

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Carr is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Carr 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. Francisco Carrera

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Visiting priest from Spain. A former altar boy sued Carrera in 2002 alleging that the priest molested him in 1981 at Our Lady of Divine Providence Church in west Miami-Dade when he was 13. Also said the Diocese transferred Carrera back to Spain when it learned of the abuse. Second suit filed in 5/11 alleged abuse of a 10-year-old boy in 1976 at the same parish. Appeals court upheld lower court's dismissal on SOL 4/17/13. Carrera had lived in Spain since the early 1980s.

Fr. Joseph E. Carrico

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Sued in 2003 by four women who alleged abuse as children by Carrico. Left the priesthood in 1973, having moved through three different parishes in six years. Laicized in 1974. Working at the time of the lawsuit filing as a lay religious educator in the Louisville archdiocese. Placed on leave with pay. Carrico denied the charges in the first two lawsuits but did not comment on others. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. Paul Carrier

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Sued 10/17/14 in federal court in CT by man accusing Carrier of sexually abusing him as a teen 10 years prior at Project Pierre Toussaint School in Haiti. The school was a charity supported by Fairfield University, where Carrier was chaplain. Plaintiff also claimed abuse by Doug Perlitz, a school founder supervised by Carrier, who was convicted in 12/10 of sexually abusing boys there. In 10/14 Carrier was residing at Weston Jesuit Center in MA.

Fr. David Carriere

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Died: 08/4/2000
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse occurring 1978-79. Two accusers, per the L.A. archdiocese in 2004. Its errata says only one accuser. At least one civil suit filed. Named in 8/06 settlement. Personnel file released 5/12. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 7/231/9. It notes the sexual abuse of a minor 1977-79, reported in 2004 and 2006. Carrier died in 2000. Added to Stockton diocese's list, where he worked 1982-85 at St. Mary of the Assumption.

Fr. Frederick A. Carrigan

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Removed from ministry in 1989 for inappropriate behavior with an adult. First accused if abuse of a minor in 1991 after allegation dating back to 1972. Removed from all ministry in 2002. Bishop recommended laicization. After a church trial in fall, 2008, Vatican announced in 5/09 that Carrigan should live a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Arthur Carrillo

Order: CP
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

The Passionists announced in a letter on 3/7/19 that the Holy Cross Province had recently received an allegation that Carrillo sexually abused a female minor in the early 1970s. Removed from public ministry pending investigation. Carrillo was assigned to Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre 1970-75 and 1987-94.

Br. Francis C. Carroll

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Carroll is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Carroll 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. John P. Carroll

Ordained: 1953
Status: Unsubstantiated

Died: 07/8/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from Boston assignment in 1963 after "true allegation of sexual misconduct with an adult woman." Sent as extern priest to the Pittsburgh PA diocese and worked in at least six parishes. Returned to Boston in 1972. Accused in 1997 of raping a boy in the early 1960s at St. Michael's in Elizabeth PA. Carroll denied the allegation, told Cardinal Law. Kept in ministry until December 2003. Pittsburgh Diocese waited 11 years after learning about allegations before notifying parishioners in 2014. In 9/15 Carroll remains on administrative leave while steps being taken toward laicization. Living at a private assisted-living facility. In 9/20 the Boston archdiocesan website shows the allegation was unsubstantiated, and Carroll's status was senior priest, ministry restricted. Carroll died 7/8/21, at age 92.

Fr. Michael A. Carroll

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Placed on leave in Spring, 2002 from his assignment as chaplain at Mercy Medical Center after accusation of abuse. Cleared by Vatican and reinstated in 2004. Identified as Priest P in Suffolk Cty Grand Jury Report. of 2003. Report indicates that he left several parishes suddenly and had complaints against him of inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage boy as well as young men over the age of 18. Included on the diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Michael J. Carroll

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Died: 05/27/2011
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Ireland, ordained in Los Angeles. Assignments included St. Anselm's, St. Michael High School, St. Brendan, St. John the Baptist de la Salle, St. Luke the Evangelist, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, then pastor of at St. Lorenzo Luis in Walnut. Also St. Mary Magdalen Blessed Junipero Serra, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. Julie Billiart. Sued in 2003. Accused in 1995 of abuse of teen girl 1968-71 while he was at St. Anselm's. Allegations deemed unfounded and Carroll remained in ministry. Died 5/27/11.

Fr. Michael R. Carroll

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Placed on leave in 2002 after accusations he abused a boy more than 20 years prior. Carroll denied the allegation. The Vatican found him guilty and in 9/16 he was sentenced to a life a prayer and penance. On diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have had multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse in about 1978-85.

Fr. Thomas M. Carroll

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named in PA A.G.'s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report among priests of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese "alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children." In 1/88 Bishop Adamec confronted Carroll about rumored behavior. Carroll admitted to "homosexual" behavior with a 17-year-old boy. Adamec suggested counseling. Carroll died 10/1/88. Two lawsuits filed in 2/03 included allegations against Carroll and 8 other "predator priests." In 2004 a man told the diocese that Carroll fondled and anally raped him after plying him with alcohol in 1971, when the man was an altar boy, age 12-13, at St. John Gaulbert's in Johnstown. The once devout boy and good student spiraled downward and struggled with alcoholism. In 7/15 a fellow priest testified it was "common knowledge" that Carroll molested children and that he was always " in the company of young boys."

Fr. Brian Carsten

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Died: 03/27/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

"Fr. Skip." First named publicly as accused on diocese's 9/18/18 list. One known credible allegation. "Terminated as Pastor and Resigned as Member of the Roman Catholic Church" 5/9/87. Laicized 6/23/07. In 1991 became pastor of a St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center in Ft. Wayne, part of a non-Roman Catholic "Orthodox-Catholic Church of America." Died 3/27/09.

Fr. Daniel E. Carter

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

A woman filed a police report in 2002 accusing Carter of sexually abusing her when she was an 8-year-old student at Notre Dame des Victoires School in the late 1970s. Carter was then a Marist brother. The archdiocese investigated, found the allegations inconclusive and allowed Carter to remain active. The woman filed a civil suit in 8/2002 and Carter was placed on leave. In 4/2008 the archdiocese allowed him to return to active ministry, saying again that the charges were inconclusive. Carter retired in 7/2021. In lawsuits filed under the CA Child Victims Act between 2020 and 2022, six other people - male and female - claimed abuse as children by Carter.

Fr. Frederick J. Cartier, Jr.

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 03/12/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/03. Accused in a recent letter of repeatedly molesting a teenage boy at St. Barbara's rectory in Woburn and on overnight camping trips to NH in about 1970. Name on list of MA priests revealed as abusers in the 3/03 report on the Manchester Diocese issued by the NH AG's office. Also named in the NH AG Audit Report 3/7/09. Voluntary laicization announced 2/11/11. Per Boston archdiocese's list in 8/11, case concluded canonically. Died in 2020. Per his obituary, Cartier "changed careers" in 1979, working in the computer industry then as a dog groomer.

Fr. Raul Carvajal Hernandez

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Guayaquil, Ecuador. Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report received 2009 of incident(s) in 1976. Carvajal Hernandez noted to have left the archdiocese in 1982. Name on Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19 (under the category of those not previously in the public domain.) Diocese received a report in 2005 of abuse by Carvajal 1984-85. Faculties removed.

Fr. Joseph D. Casaclang

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese in 10/19. Allegedly sexually abused a girl, ages 10-13, during 1979-82. The girl's family attended St. Joseph's Parish in King's Park, where Casaclang was assigned. The abuse is said to have occurred during the priest's visits to the family's home. Casaclang left the parish after the diocese learned of the allegations, and was assigned to two more parishes. He is not indexed in the Official Catholic Directory after 2000. His accuser sued, and in 10/19 received a "low six-figures" settlement from the diocese. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused.

Br. Albert Casale

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

In civil suit filed 8/26/2010, one of three plaintiffs alleged that he was groomed and sexually abused by Casale in 1955 at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent. Suit also claims same man was later abused by Br. Croke. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/2016 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. At Briscoe Memorial 1956-1960; 1962-1969.

Fr. Daniel W. Casey

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Accused of abusing three boys in two families in the late 1980s. Suits filed in 0/92. Both settled in 1998 for total of $475K. Also sued in Georgia in 1996. Resigned from the Syracuse diocese in 1991, then found living at a rectory in the Rochester diocese. Rochester bishop asked him to leave. Died in 2000. Accused publicly in 2/18 of sexual abuse of a 5th-6th grade boy at St. Paul's in Oswego in the 1980s. On Syracuse diocese's list 12/3/18. By 2/14/20 he was accused in six lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. John J. Casey

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Died: 08/1/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Metuchen NJ

Placed on leave in 7/2005. Accused of abuse of a minor in approximately 1987. No criminal prosecution because statute of limitations expired. Reportedly in 5/2007, canonical trial of Casey was in its "early procedural stages." Died 8/1/2008. Obituary referred to him as pastor of St. Joseph's Church. Bishop Bootkoski performed burial mass. On diocese's list 2/13/2019.

Fr. Martin J. Casey

Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Died: 12/10/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Included on the Maryland Province Jesuits list in 12/18 of those with a "reasonable possibility" of having abused a minor. It notes that the allegation was made after Casey's death in 2006 of abuse in 1959 while pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Washington, DC. Reportedly the Jesuits were first told of the allegation in 2002.


Fr. William Claude Casey

Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Knoxville TN

Incardinated into the Knoxville diocese in 9/88. Retired. Removed in 4/10 by Knoxville bishop when a criminal complaint was filed in NC by a man who said Casey abused him as a child for 5 years, beginning in 1975 while at St. Dominic's in Kingsport; accuser said abuse also occurred during trip to NC. Casey acknowledged the abuse. Arrested in 4/10 on NC charges. Pleaded guilty in 7/10. Sentenced to three years in prison, suspended to 24 months probation. Charged also in VA and TN. Found guilty in 7/11 in TN. Sentenced 11/11 to 35-40 years. Appeal denied in 6/12. Appealed conviction to TN Supreme Court as of 3/27/14; denied as of 6/23/14. Laicization announced 2/7/13. Appealed in 2015 to have judge recuse DA General's office from case; failed 10/30/15. Petitioned to have conviction set aside; denied in 5/17. On Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. On Knoxville list 3/6/20.

Fr. Joseph C. Cashman

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Died: 07/4/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/2013 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had credible allegations of abuse involving minors against them. Cashman's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Further information released by the Diocese 6/23/2014. Accused of making sexual advances toward several minor males prior to 1986, and of actual sexual contact with minor students and some seminarians. Sent to St. Luke's Institute. Cashman's privileges were suspended in 9/1992. Laicization pending as of 6/2014. Living at the time in Dallas, TX. Died in 2018. Accused in a 7/2023 lawsuit against Lourdes High School, Rochester Catholic Schools and the Diocese of Winona of sexually abusing a male Lourdes High School student, ages 14-16, in the early 1970s. Cashman worked at the school 1970-1977. The high school and Rochester Catholic Schools settled; the suit against the diocese was to continue, with a trial date of 7/22/2023.

Fr. Michael J. Cashman

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Metuchen NJ

Native of Ireland. Placed on leave 2002 after accusation that he abused a former parishioner, her son and daughter in 1978 at parish in Old Bridge. Other accusations also made. Included in 1/03 settlement claiming abuse by 5 priests. He denied all allegations. In 3/09 church trial found him guilty of 1 count of abuse 1980-83; permanently removed from public ministry. On 7/27/14, diocese announced that that Appeals Court had found him guilty of "ongoing sexual abuse" of two minor children in the early 1980s. Dismissed from the priesthood, per 7/21/14 letter from Bishop. On diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Santino Anthony Casimano

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Died: 08/8/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Ordained for the Gallup diocese. Moved to the Diocese of Orange in 1976, on loan from Gallup. Navy Chaplain 1980-2000. Accused in 2004 of abuse of two brothers while in Orange. Principal of St. Bernard High School in Uncasville, CT in 2004 when allegations made. Name sometimes spelled Casamino. Orange diocese paid the brothers $4.2M in a 2005 settlement. Died in 2005. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/2019. On Gallup diocese's list in 12/2018.

Br. Dominic Casiraghi

Order: SDB
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Made profession as a Salesian brother in 1940. Worked at school in NJ, LA, MA, CA, FL. Died in 1998. Included on the Salesians list in 3/20 of those with credible accusations against them. Details as to where or when the abuse occurred not given. (We're placing Casiraghi in the NY archdiocese for now, which is where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)

Fr. John Lloyd Caskey

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Caskey admitted in late 2007 to writing "inappropriate letters" to an 18-year-old male who had reported them to police in 9/07. Resigned from parish. Not placed on leave by the diocese until 1/08 when arrested and charged with possessing child pornography; police found the child porn on his computer during investigation of the letters. Pled guilty in 8/08. Sentenced in 5/09 to 1 month in prison and 5 years probation.

Fr. Albert H. Cason

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Removed from ministry in 1985 due to allegations he sexually abused boys. Police investigated; no charges. Diocese investigated; deemed allegations credible. Sent for treatment and never allowed to return to ministry. Eight plaintiffs filed suits 12/02. Many dismissed on SOL. At least six former altar boys claimed he abused them in the 1960s while assigned to St. John's in Spencerport and St. Patrick's in Owego. Abuse said to have occurred on overnight camping trips and at a drive-in movie. Voluntarily laicized per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese. Deceased, per the diocese's list updated in 10/18.

Fr. Bernard J. Casper

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Died: 11/4/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Ordained for the Diocese of Pueblo, CO. Included in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19, as "Father I." It notes "strong evidence he abused children in the Pueblo diocese 1955-63. Took "health" leave of absence in 1963. Underwent treatment at Paracletes in NM. Began working in NY in 1970s. In 2002 twin brothers accused Casper of molesting them for years, starting when they were altar boys in Albany. They met Casper in early 1970s; in 1973 he became their guardian. When the two came forward in 2002, both Albany and Rochester dioceses contended that Casper never had authority to act as priest in New York state. Faculties suspended. The two brothers sued in 5/03; dropped suit in 2005. One of them was offered financial support from the Pueblo diocese. In 2006 and 2009, Pueblo asked Bernard to seek laicization; he refused, denying allegations. Pueblo initiated laicization in 2015-16.

Fr. Robert Casper

Order: SDS
Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 05/10/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Given name Berthold Rudolph Caper. Named publicly as accused by the Sacramento diocese on its list 4/30/19. It notes allegation received in 1986 of abuse of a boy in 1962. Assigned to the diocese 1959-86. Faculties withdrawn and left the diocese in 1986. Died 5/10/88.

Fr. Thomas P. Casper

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 11/4/1991
Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Accused in a 6/02 lawsuit of forcing a boy, age 10-11, to perform oral sex in 1964-65 in the cathedral rectory. Also accused in a 4/03 suit of abusing a youth at Christ the King Church around 1955-56. Had been an Army chaplain 1960-62. Was superintendent of Louisville Catholic schools 1967-74. Died 11/4/91. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019 (name spelled Caspar).

Fr. Charles Cassetta

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Worked in the Buffalo, NY diocese prior to assignment in Florida. Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a female student at least ten times in 1971-72 at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach. Suit settled in 5/04 for $220K. Cassetta left the priesthood, married and was last known to be living in Maryland.

Fr. Patrick J. Cassidy

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 09/28/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

From Ireland. Arrived in the Diocese of Richmond VA in 1957 from the Diocese of Clifton, England. Retired in 1981, per his obituary. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 6/27/19. Died in 2003.

Fr. Terry Cassidy

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Diocese announced Cassidy's removal from public ministry 8/26/2015 due to accusations of sexual misconduct with a minor nearly 30 years prior. Assigned to 16 parishes 1984-2001, with leave of absences 1989 and 1992. Spiritual advisor for Teens Encounter Christ 2006-2013. Pastor of St. Ann's in Peoria 1999-2015. Shown on the diocese's list of accused in 1/2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Walter Edward Cassidy

Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Died: 05/12/1994
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A man and woman filed separate suits in mid-2013 alleging abuse by Cassidy, who worked in parishes in Albuquerque, Taos and Mora. Suits were reportedly settled at some point before 5/14. Another man filed suit 5/14 alleging abuse by Cassidy at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in northwest Albuquerque in the late 1960s. Plaintiff says he was abused between 50-80 times as a 10-year-old boy. In a suit filed in 11/14, Cassidy was accused of molesting an 8- to 10-year-old girl in the late 1960s on a church bus. Archdiocese knew of allegations against Cassidy by 1994 but never made them public. He died in 1994. On the archdiocese's list of accused 9/12/17.

Seminarian Kenneth Joseph Cassity

Order: MS
Status: Guilty plea

Died: 06/10/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Seminarian of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette. In 11/1999 a woman told Cassity's supervising priest at St. Ann's in Marietta GA that Cassity was behaving inappropriately with her son, age 8. Sent to St. Luke's Institute for evaluation. Arrested in 4/2002 in Lake Wales, FL, where he had been working since 11/01/2001 as Director of Youth Ministry at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Charges related to allegations of abuse of three boys in 7/1999-12/2000 while working at St. Ann's in Marietta. Pleaded guilty in 7/2003 to molesting 12-year-old twin boys. The third boy was age 16 when allegedly abused. Sentenced to six years in prison and nine years' probation The family sued; settled in 12/2003 for $10M. Cassity died in 2006. Included on the archdiocese's list 11/6/2018. Also reportedly worked 1994-1999 in Silver Spring MD as a youth minister at St. John the Baptist, and briefly as Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Sacred Heart in Glyndon, MD between his assignments in GA and FL. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report.

Fr. John J. Castaldo

Ordained: 1987
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Arrested in 6/01, charged with explicit sexual conversations on internet with undercover police he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Wanted to meet for sex. Spiritual adviser at Trinity H.S. Removed. Admitted charges in court 9/01. Sentenced 11/01 to a weekend in jail and 5 years probation. Suit filed 10/01 claiming abuse in 1991. Suit filed 4/02; settled 2005. Laicized 2007. Suit filed 1/09; decided for plaintiff by judge when diocese failed to produce docs. A third suit filed 3/10; diocese said plaintiff was not abused. Per 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 14 victims, ages 6-14, of abuse occurring 1987-2001. Mostly boys, at least one girl.

Fr. Juan Carlos Castano-Mejia

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Order: CO
Ordained: 1991
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Priest of The Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Ipiales, Colombia. Arrived in the U.S. in 1999; investigated before being granted visiting priest status. Arrested and indicted in 4/02 on charges that he abused a 4-year-old girl in 2000. She told her brother who told another relative. Incident was not reported to the diocese until 2002. In 4/03, he admitted fondling the child and was sentenced to 2 years in jail, 2 years probation, and required to pay restitution. There may have been similar allegations in South America. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. Deported after release from prison. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Paul A. Castellani


Fr. Ricardo Castellanos

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 14-16, in the early 1970s. The abuse allegedly occurred at St. Kieran Church and LaSalle High School in Miami and during overnight trips to Disney World. Criminal charges not pursued due to the statue of limitations. At least four civil suits named Castellanos. Two claims settled 9/22/04. Retired in 2005 when new suit filed. Another suit filed in 5/12 claims Castellanos abused a youth more than 150 times in about 1995 at San Isidro Church in Pompano Beach.

Fr. Robert J. Castelucci

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Accused 1994 of abuse of boy ages 13 -17 in the 1970s. Psych eval at St. Luke's. Refused to undergo inpatient treatment. Granted Leave of Absence until removed from active ministry in 3/02. Suit filed in 2004. Plaintiff's brother also was allegedly abused by Castelucci at around age 8 in about 1978. Claims included in the Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Accused in 1999 of abuse of a 17-year-old boy in Ohio. Placed on leave. A fourth accusation in 2/02, by a man claiming abuse beginning age 17, 1974-77. A fifth accuser in 10/02 alleged he was abused in the 1970s as a 12- or 13-year-old altar boy. In 5/11 a man said the priest sexually abused him at age 15 or 16, in the late 1970s, and that his friend was also a victim. Castelucci was named in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18, and on the diocese's list of credibly accused. On the Youngstown diocese's list 1/29/18. Per Pittsburgh's list in 10/22, Castelucci is deceased.

Fr. Alejandro Jose Castillo

Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

From Mexico City. Ordained in 1981 for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA. Transferred in 1988 to the Diocese of San Bernardino. Removed from Our Lady of Guadalupe in Ontario CA in 6/2010 after allegations he abused two brothers within the previous two years. Review Board found allegations credible in 9/2010. Subject of prior complaint involving two adults and one youth; no arrests due to the statute of limitations. Arrested 10/25/2010. Pleaded guilty in 4/2011 to a lewd act with a minor. Sentenced 8/31/2011 to a year in jail and sex offender registration. Released 4/21/2012; re-arrested 5/9/2012 for probation violation; released. Two lawsuits filed 9/22/2011 settled in 2/2014 for $3.8M. Third suit filed in 2012. On the San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/2018. 


Fr. Alexander Q. Castillo

Ordained: 2011
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

From Costa Rica. Arrived in the U.S. in 2008. Assignments included parishes in Oakley and Fremont. Teacher at St. Junipero Serra Catechetical Institute and academic dean of Escuela de Ministerios Pastorales. Director of Dept. of Faith Formation and Evangelization and episcopal master of ceremonies. Castillo was informed on 1/30/19 that he had been placed on leave during an investigation of sexual misconduct toward a minor. Leave publicly announced in a 1/31/19 press release; police were notified of the allegation 5 hours later. Fled the country. Denied the allegation. Wrote a letter to to other Oakland priests saying the situation was a "misunderstanding" and that he was "not strong enough" to prove his innocence. Diocese filed a missing persons report 2/22/19. In 12/22 the Diocese claimed to have had no contact with Castillo and to not know where his whereabouts. Police said there were actually two possible victims, abused between 2011 and 2014.

Fr. Richard Castillo

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

Admitted to abusing four boys. Reported to police in 1996 but statute had run. Parents had to file a release saying they would not file civil suit to get diocese to pay for ongoing therapy. Two brothers said they had previously told the diocese of abuse but were ignored. Permanently barred from ministry, sent for treatment, and barred from contact with children. Included on the diocese list of credibly accused.

Fr. Rolando Castillo

Ordained: 1994
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Accused in a 10/07 civil suit alleged of sexually abusing a 17-year-old youth in 2001. Placed on leave. Denied all allegations. Cleared by the archdiocese in In 4/09. Was to be returned to active status and reassigned to a different parish. Civil suit was unclear as to whether plaintiff was actually a minor at the time of the alleged abuse in 2001. Lawsuit was "mutually resolved." Unknown if any payment was made.

Fr. Willebaldo Castro

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Extern priest from the Archdiocese of Tlalnepantla, Mexico. Assigned  in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA in 1956, then returned to Mexico. Returned to Los Angeles in 1969, assigned there to a parish in 1972. Had been the subject of a "morals charge" in Mexico. Accused in 1975 of abusing a 16-year-old boy. Was moved to another parish. Accused in a lawsuit of molesting another minor in 1977.  Per the  archdiocese in 2005, there were four accusers. Arrested for approaching a security guard in a store bathroom, apparently for sex. Reportedly returned to Mexico in 1980. Personnel file released in 1/2013.


Br. John Casula

Order: SDB
Status: Sued

Died: 08/2/1994
Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

From Italy, where he made his profession as a Salesian brother in 1941. Arrived in the U.S. in 1947. Worked in WV, NB Canada, FL and NY. Died in 1994. Accused in a 3/16 lawsuit of sexual abuse of boy, ages 12-14, at Mary Help of Christians boarding school for disadvantaged children in Tampa FL, 1976-78. Per the suit, another student accused Cosula in 1977, but the Salesians did not call police. Between 2002-16, about 10 other former students alleged abuse by priests and brothers at the school, which closed in 2006. Included on the order's list of credibly accused in 3/20.

Fr. Pasquale R. Catullo

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in 1969 of abuse of a female high school student. He self-reported the incident and requested transfer Archdiocese knew of abuse but continued to reassign him for 15 years. In late 2004, Catullo agreed to permanent removal of faculties and supervised life of prayer & penance. Archdiocese found allegations credible. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Fr. Mauro J. Cautela

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Died: 12/12/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Placed on leave in 8/2005 after a young man told the diocese that Cautela sexually abused him when he was ages 12-19 from 1998 to 2005, under the guise of helping him to lift weights and massaging him. The man said this also happened to other boys. Cautela reportedly gave the boy alcohol, money and gifts and showed him gay porn. Allegedly used church funds for his "relationships" with the boys and porn. Named in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused. At least three known alleged victims. Abuse said to have occurred on church property and on overnight trips. At least one reported incident of oral copulation. FBI agreed to file charges in 12/9/2005 related to incidents outside of PA; Cautela died of a heart attack 12/12/2005, so the investigation was closed. Civil suit filed 6/1/2006 by one person, settled in 11/2006 for $250K.

Fr. Camillus Charles Cavagnaro

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 03/14/2011
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/2019. Allegation received in 2004 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1962-1965. Worked in Spokane WA 1961-1964. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/2019 (misspelled Cavagaro), where he worked 1971-1973 and 1989-1990. Added to the Gallup diocese's list in 8/2019; assigned there 9/1/1978-5/1984. On the Phoenix diocese's list, where he worked in 1985. Also included on the Diocese of Tucson's list of credibly accused; there 2002-2005 and 2006-2007. Assigned to Casa Franciscana, Guaymas, Sonora in the Diocese of Ciudad Obregon Mexico 1990-2002. Cavagnaro died 3/14/2011.

Fr. Lawrence A. Cavell

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Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux LA

Removed in 3/03 after allegations that he solicited a minor for sex in late the 1980s, prior to ordination. Cavell, who had just gone on health leave from St. Mary's Nativity, admitted to the single offense. Diocese said the incident involved "words, not acts." Cavell was said to be considering leaving the priesthood. On diocese's list 1/11/19. Noted to have been "stripped of his ability to perform priestly duties."

Fr. Guido Caverzan

Order: CS
Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 7/18/77 letter to Order of sexually abusing three boys. A 10/11/94 memo refers to two other allegations. In 1/03 a man brought suit claiming abuse in the mid-1970s. Those documents were publicly filed later in 2003, and on 2/26/04 Caverzan was accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, age 10-12, in the NY archdiocese, beginning in 1966. Removed from parish in Venice FL. Died 9/28/94 in Caracas at Order's headquarters. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was Order priest.

Fr. Thomas F. Cawley

Order: CM
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Spent 16 yrs in Hong Kong and next 15 in Rome. Working in Kansas City KS when man recognized him and came forward 8/04 with allegation that he had been molested by Cawley for 2 years in 1979 in Hong Kong. Cawley placed on leave and the Order began an investigation. Civil suit filed 8/05 in St. Louis, the home of the Order. Assigned to Vincentian Parish Mission Center in Independence MO 6/07.

Fr. William M. Cawley

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT

Harrisburg PA priest working in Great Falls-Billings diocese. On Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused in a lawsuit filed in WY in 2012 of the sex abuse of a child in MT starting in the early 1970s. Taught at York Catholic High School in Harrisburg PA 1988-2012. On the Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. Great Falls-Billings chancellor said in 3/19 that the allegation was not credible, per an independent investigation.

Fr. Neil Cawlings

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

English priest working as an extern in the Albany diocese in the 1970s. Accused in 2003 of 'improper sexual advances' in the late 1970s with a male teen allegedly supplied by Rev. Alan Jupin. Suit 5/7/03 accused Jupin of intimidating complainant and 8/25/03 suit accused diocese of slandering him. D.A. investigated intimidation charge at bishop's request. Suits were dismissed 1/30/04 without determining validity of abuse charges. Jupin and other accused priests were reinstated.

Fr. Peter R. Cebulka

Order: CO
Ordained: 1993
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Named publicly in 11/21 by Attorney Jeff Anderson as accused in a lawsuit filed under the NJ Victims' Rights Bill. In 11/21 the website of St. Ann's Parish in Raritan, NJ (Diocese of Metuchen) shows Cebulka as Head of School and teacher. His name is no longer on the school's site in 12/22.


Fr. Robert J. Cedolia

Ordained: 1978
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Placed on leave in 8/19 after an allegation was made to the IRCP that he sexually abused an 8-year-old boy in 1998 while pastor of Our Lady of Joy in Plum. His alleged victim said he was training for first communion when the priest abused him twice. Cedolia denied the allegations. He was criminally charged in 6/2021. IN 10/2022 the diocese's list shows his status as "faculties restricted/canonical case pending." Found not guilty at trial in 11/2022. The diocese announced on 12/20/2022 that Cedolia would be assigned to Replacement Ministry and reside at St. John Vianney Manor. 


Fr. Stanislaus Ceglar

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Order: SDB
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2010 of abuse in the 1960s. Reportedly worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Also worked in MA and ON Canada. Died in 1994. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused.

Fr. Charles R. Celeste

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

A man alleged in 2003 that he was sexually abused by Celeste as a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the 1980s. At the time Celeste was chaplain to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity where the man was an 18-year-old member. Diocese said complaint involved two consenting adults. Celeste was granted a leave of absence 11/03. He admitted that his conduct was inappropriate and wrong but the plaintiff was legally an adult. He also admitted a relationship with another student at the school in the 1980s.

Fr. Hermy Dave O. Ceniza

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Davao, Philippines. A civil lawsuit filed in 4/10 alleged Ceniza abused and stalked a youth while at St. Francis Church in Bakersfield around 1991. In 1993 his accuser called Bishop Steinbock, who met with him and promised Ceniza would no longer be a priest. The accuser later learned that Ceniza was living in the Philippines and still an active priest. The suit alleges fraud on the part of the diocese. Ceniza's name was included in 2021 on the Diocese of Fresno's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Raymond F. Cepeda

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese:

First complaints against Cepeda, of the Archdiocese of Guam, were received in 2004. Matter was forwarded to Vatican; not laicized until 12/09 for "serious allegations of abuse." He was allowed to continue working for Catholic Social Services until 4/10. Public not told of laicization until that time, following inquiries by SNAP. Thought in 5/17 to be living in Canada. Accused in a 6/17 complaint of abuse of a boy when he was studying for confirmation at a Dedo parish, where Cepeda was in charge. This was Cepeda's sixth accuser. More suits filed in 7/17 re abuse of boys. A 10th filed 8/17 re rape of 10 or 11-yr-old boy in 1980 or '81. Reportedly defrocked 2009 or 2010. One accuser said he told Bishop Apuron who responded that he would get over it if he prayed about it. Died 11/14/17, age 66.

Fr. Joseph D. Cernich

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Assigned to parishes, active in Teens Encounter Christ, taught summer school at Griffin High, and was a Christian Family Camps staff member. Faculties removed in 4/1995. Worked in Catholic Charities administration offices until 2002. Laicized in 6/2003. Went on to work for the city of Springfield. First named publicly as accused on the diocese's list released 11/29/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 4 "reported survivors."

Fr. Robert H. Chabak

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Removed from St. Valentine in Bloomfield in 11/2004 due to an allegation that he abused a boy for three years, starting when the boy was age 15 and Chabak was assigned to St. Mary of the Assumption in Elizabeth. Named Monsignor in 1998. Retired per 2009-2012 Catholic Directories. Had been living in a rectory after Hurricane Sandy with permission from the Archdiocese until public pressure forced his removal in 2/2013. On Archdiocese's list 2/13/2019. Multiple allegations noted. Permanently removed from ministry. Accused in a 12/2019 suit of abusing a boy, age 13 or 14, at Christ the King in Hillside 1983-1984.

Fr. John C. Chaisson

Ordained: 1966
Status: Unsubstantiated

Died: 12/27/2019
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

 Allegations made in 1974; kept in active ministry. Exonerated after church investigation. After review of case files in 2003, Archbishop O'Malley decided the case warranted further review and placed Chaisson on leave, pending a new investigation. Per the 10/15 Boston archdiocese list, the Review Board found the accusations unsubstantiated or Chaisson was acquitted by canonical process. Retired, privileges still restricted. His status is the same on the list in 8/22, although he died 12/27/19. 


Fr. Gerald F. Chalifour

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Diocese knew of at least one instance of sexual misconduct with a minor in 1969. Police were involved in 1982 investigation after report he attempted to molest a boy in the 1960s. Retired in 1992 (after therapy) but continued to work part-time until 2002. Sued 5/02. Diocese paid three men a total of $85,000 in 2003. At least one claim in 11/05 settlement involving 28 priests. Per the diocese's list 7/31/19, Chalifour was assigned to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Gerard W. Chambers

Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Three brothers sued in 2004 alleging abuse by Chambers in 1954. Another 2004 suit alleged abuse of one youth. At least two other alleged victims known. Died 1974. During forty years as priest, was on "health leave" seven times.

Fr. Leonard R. Chambers

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

Bernard Law, then Bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese, responded to a 1981 allegation against Chambers by sending him for extended treatment and then reassigning him to two other parishes. Chambers was placed on restrictions in the mid-1990s by Bishop Leibrecht. Permanently removed from ministry in 1998 after violating the order forbidding him to be alone with any child. He had worked in a total of 22 parishes. Not indexed in the Official Catholic Directory after 2002, and is last known to have been living in Joplin. Per the diocese's list in 11/18, Chambers was laicized in 2006. Its updated list in 4/21 shows his laicization to have been on 12/9/05.


Fr. Dennis Champagne

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Removed from ministry in 6/2002 after a man told the archdiocese that Champagne abused him as a boy in 1979. The alleged victim told another priest, who in 1986 informed Archbishop Hunthausen that Champagne had "momentarily" molested a boy once in 1979. No action. The Vatican permanently removed Champagne from public ministry in 9/2006, giving him "a life of prayer and penance." On archdiocese's list of credibly accused in 1/15/2016. Worked in Kenmore, Seahurst, Seattle, Tacoma, Snohomish and Lakewood. In 1/2020 the archdiocese settled for $1.7M with someone claiming abuse in the 1980s. Another settlement 7/16/2020.

Fr. David Paul Chandler

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Order: CSP
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese in its "Final Addendum to the Report to the People of God" in 10/08. Included on the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes allegations received 1986 and 2004 of abuse in 1982 at St. Paul the Apostle in Los Angeles. Chandler went on leave of absence 1981-82, then left the Paulists.

Br. John B. Chaney

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Listed on 6/11/14 by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers (CFC) as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. The order states that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested. Chaney was added to a list of accused on the website of Boston attorney Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement had been reached in the year previous. Assignments included Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell NJ, where the abuse alleged in the Garabedian case is said to have been committed. The 2014 Official Catholic Directory shows Chaney living at a Christian Brothers residence in West Park, in the NY archdiocese. Convicted abuser Bro Ronald Justin Lasik CFC and accused Bro John Laurence Heathwood CFC are also listed as residing there. Lawsuits in 3/21 by three former students allege abuse in the 1960s and '70s. Living in 3/21 in a CFC residence in New Rochelle.

Br. Francis P. Chapman

Order: SJ
Status: Sued

Died: 11/30/1990
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Per 2003 article Chapman was accused of fondling at least one student at St. Francis Indian School on Rosebud Reservation. Principal of school remembered seeing him with a boy on his lap, and said "I didn't like the possibilities. We asked him to leave." Chapman died 11/30/90 and was buried at St. Francis. A 2011 article links him to abuse of multiple girls. By mid-2010, 6 plaintiffs were participating in litigation re Chapman. Cases dismissed by court 1/14. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19. On Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18.

Fr. Michael A. Chapman


Fr. Raymond Chappa

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Died: 01/25/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Included on the Diocese of Covington's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Assigned 1984-86 to Our Lady of Good Counsel in Hazard, KY. Married in 1995. Laicized 1/29/96. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. One known victim, abused 1984-86, in Hazard. Settlement with Order in 12/08. Added to the New Orleans archdiocese's list in 12/20. Included on the Cincinnati archdiocese's list 2/14/22. Included in 6/22 on the St. John the Baptist Franciscans list. Chappa died in 1/21.

Fr. Arthur B. Chappell

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Chair of Villanova University's Theology Dept. Resigned in 5/03 amid allegations that he sexually abused a teenage seminary student 1975-76. Chappell was the youth's spiritual advisor. The alleged victim reported abuse in 1977 to a Villanova psychologist who told the Order. The Order counseled Chappell at the time but no written record of the complaint was made and no other actions were taken. Beginning in 2005 he was working as executive director of Augustinian Press.

Fr. Jordan H. Charbonneau

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 09/20/1984
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Charbonneau's name is included in 10/21 on the Franciscans' Holy Name Province's list of those with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse. No details provided as to when or where the abuse occurred. He died in 1984. (Placing him for now in the New York archdiocese, where the Province is based.)


Fr. Edmund P. Charest

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a lawsuit filed 1/03 of repeatedly molesting a 15-year-old boy in about 1971. Allowed to continue working by Bishop Lennon but placed on indefinite leave by Archbishop O'Malley, as announced 8/23/03. Reportedly sued by two additional men alleging Charest molested and raped them as boys. Charest was living in Boston's Back Bay area near an elementary school as of 5/08. Included on the archdiocese's list 8/25/11. "Dismissed" in 2015. 


Fr. Michael Joseph Charland

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Report to the Archdiocese in 2002 that Charland sexually assaulted a boy, age 17, during confession while on Teens Encounter Christ retreat at a St. Paul parish in 1981. Charland was then campus ministry director at St. Thomas College in St. Paul MN. Left the order in 1984, married. Laicized 11/10/1989. Order released name as credibly accused 7/7/2015, and part of a 2/2015 settlement. In 7/2015 he was working as a therapist at a Woodbury MN counseling center. No longer listed on center's site 9/2015; professional license revoked. On Duluth diocese's list 12/3/2015; Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's updated list 4/1/2019. It notes abuse in the 1970s, reported in 2018. Charland's file shows that he was removed from his position of Assistant Principal and counselor at St. Henry's Prep Seminary in Belleville IL in 1/1977 because the rector learned he had fondled a boy during counseling while the boy was sitting naked on his lap, and had touched him sexually during other counseling sessions. Charland admitted the abuse. He was quickly and quietly transferred to St. Thomas College. Involved in Teens Encounter Christ in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese, among other dioceses, with the role of spiritual director. Continued to abuse boys during counseling sessions. Other documents created during the laicization process refer to additional victims and state that Charland's misconduct began before ordination. (The Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list erroneously states that Charland died in 2004; it was accused priest Peter Charland who died in 2004.) On the Belleville diocese's list 9/20/2022. Included on the Diocese of Superior's list in 11/2022; multiple allegations noted, occurring outside of the diocese in the 1970-1980s. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Peter Charland

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

In 2/18 it was announced that eight people had filed claims with the diocese's IRCP, alleging sex abuse as children by Charland in the early 1970s. The eight were members of St. Phillip and James parish's "PJ Folk Singers". One man said the abuse started when he was age 11, and that it occurred in the rectory, Charland's car, and on a choir trip to Romania. Some families reportedly complained to the diocese about Charland's behavior in the mid-1970s. Appears to have left ministry by 1976. Went on to marry a woman with three sons and to work as a psychotherapist with children. Died in 2004. Accused in a suit filed in 8/19 of abuse 1972-76 of a boy, ages 13-18, who attended St. Phlliip and James. On diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Fr. Charles J. Charron

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Order: sP
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

From Canada. First identified publicly as accused on Santa Fe archdiocese's list 9/12/17. Worked at St. Peter's church in Gentilly MN in the Crookston diocese in 1960; Madre de Dios Novitiate in Santa Fe 1960-61; the order's house in Santa Cruz, Bolivia 1961-63; Jemez Springs NM 1963-65; the order's minor seminary and novitiate in the Burlington VT diocese 1965-71; the order's Canton retreat house in the Youngstown OH diocese 1971-73. Retired 1973. Last listed in the 1978 Directory.

Fr. Louis Charvet

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Monk of Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon. Worked at some point in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Accused by at least 15 people, women and men, of sexually abusing them as children in the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abuse of a 7-year-old girl nearly 30 years prior. Sued also by a man claiming Charvet masturbated in front of him and used sexually explicit language when the man was age 14 in 1958. By 2006 the archdiocese had settled 13 cases. Charvet was recalled to the Abbey when the first allegation surfaced in 2002. Died in 10/2007. One case was to go to trial 2010.

Fr. Geoffrey Chase

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Started work at Portsmouth Abbey School in 1960. In 11/16 the school reached out to alumni regarding past sex abuse, hiring a law firm to investigate. Learned that Chase was housemaster of dorm in mid-1960s. Taught math and later computer science until 2002 when he was "sent away" to treatment and then long-term care, due to past sexual abuse of a student. He admitted to abuse of 3 others at the time in early 1970s-early 1980s. In his late 80's and ill in 8/17.

Fr. Terrence R. Chase

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN

Placed on leave 4/15/10 after recent allegations that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in around 1991 while he was an associate priest at St. Patrick church in Chesterton. Chase denied the accusations in a written letter to parishioners. Diocesan response team said allegation appeared to have merit. Laicized 1/4/16. Name included on Gary list released 8/27/18.

Fr. Gerard J. Chasse

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in a 1994 civil suit of repeatedly sexually abused a youth from 1/69 through 12/76 in Brentwood, NY. Dismissed on statute of limitations. Chasse moved to Montana in 1977, where he was in ministry for three years. Left the priesthood in 1980. Identified as Priest I in the 2003 Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report. Claim settled in 4/20 in the low six figures. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Fr. Victor Lucien Chateauvert

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Order: MSF
Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Died: 03/3/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Accused of molesting two boys over a three-year period at a Bull Dog Lake parish. Boys were 14 and 19 when Chateauvert was arrested in 12/1992. Immediately removed from ministry and returned to Order. Sentenced to six months in jail in 2/1993. Also worked in Ottawa, Ontario Canada at Our Lady of the Visitation from 1974 to 1978 and again in 1982. Died in 3/1999. Name included on diocese's 12/31/2013 list of 17 clergy who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Charles J. Chatt

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

May have sexually abused "dozens" of boys, per one alleged victim. Placed on leave in 7/1992 after allegations he sexually abused a 7th or 8th grade boy in 1970 or 1971. Chatt admitted to sexual contact with the boy and said it ended when the boy was age 20; admitted to "sexual relationships" with "five other youngsters" in the 1970s. Abuse said to have included oral and anal sex. Numerous people reported to the diocese abuse by Chatt as boys. First victim said Chatt gave him gifts, showed man/boy porn. Said to have taken nude photos of boys, also of a 6-year-old girl, with whom he allegedly took showers. Treated at St. Michael's in St. Louis MO. Hired to work there and at Vianney Renewal Center after treatment until about 1999. Later became a social worker. Formally withdrew from ministry in 1/2003. One, possibly two civil suits filed in 2004. Claims included in the diocese's 9/2007 $1.25M settlement involving 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report and included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Jose Chavarin

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

From Mexico. Accused in 6/2008 of abusing three boys in San Diego in the 1980s. Placed on leave by the San Francisco archdiocese, where he worked for 11 years in the Metropolitan Tribunal. Chavarin denied the allegations when confronted, then fled to Mexico. Name added to San Diego diocese's list in 9/2018.

Fr. Albert Chavez

Ordained: 1947
Status: Sued

Died: 11/20/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Monsignor. Accused in a 10/18 lawsuit of the sexual abuse, including rape, of an altar boy 1972-77 in Peralta, when Chavez was pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Chavez allegedly would ply the boy with alcohol. Transferred to the Diocese of Las Cruces where he worked in parishes 1977-85. He died in 1997. On Diocese of Las Cruces list 11/8/18. It noted a report received in 2002 of an incident in 1984. On Santa Fe's list 3/8/19.

Fr. Ricardo Chavez

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused in a lawsuit settled in late 2020 for $3.5M of sexually abusing an altar boy at St. Peter Martyr in Pittsburg CA, beginning when the boy was age 10 in 2003 and continuing for over ten years. The plaintiff's attorney said that Chavez had been accused of molesting minors in the 1990s while pastor of St. Leander in San Leandro, and that the diocese did not investigate. Further, she said Chavez was allowed to continue in active ministry for months after it received the new allegations in 10/19. Chavez's accuser, a former seminarian, alleged in 2019 rape several years prior by Rev. Michael Van Dinh, and abuse as a seminarian in OR by Rev. Luis Lopez.

Deacon Ronaldo Mitchell Chavez

Ordained: 2010
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Deacon at small mission in Granjeno, TX. Arrested 1/17/14, charged with molesting an altar boy over a two-year period, 6/2010- 8/2012. Diocese had removed his privileges as deacon in 2012 when allegations first surfaced. Lost his job as principal at South Texas Educational Technologies Inc. when he was arrested. Pled guilty, sentenced to seven years in prison. Civil suit filed 6/5/14. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Seby Shan Chemmampallil

Order: CMI
Ordained: 2014
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Shreveport LA

From the Carmeites of Mary Immaculate St. Joseph's Province in Thiruvananthapuram, India. Working in the Diocese of Shreveport LA when removed from ministry in 5/21 for violating the diocese's Policy Concerning Sexual Abuse of Minors. Chemmampallil was criminally charged on 4 counts of the possession and distribution of images and videos of the sexual abuse of children, and 2 counts of the sexual abuse of animals. He was an associate priest at Christ the King Church.

Fr. Peter A. Cheplic

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Known first to have been accused by a man in 2002. Accused in 2005 of abuse in 1980s by three people. Went on "voluntary" leave in 2005. Retired in 2006 after Church decided to try him. First accuser settled 4/06 for $50,000. Two others also settled. Privileges withdrawn. Last known to be living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Athanasius C. Cherry

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Placed on leave in 2002. A woman filed suit in 5/03 against Cherry and two other priests, the Benedictine Archabbey and the Altoona-Johnstown diocese alleging that her son had been abused by all three priests at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe. Claims against Cherry and one other priest dismissed in 5/04 but son had filed individual suit in 2/04. The mother's remaining claims settled in 2/05 but the son's did not.

Fr. Michael A. Cherup, Jr.

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

Diocese learned 7/19/13 of allegation of sexual abuse of a 15-year-old youth in 8/93 while assigned to Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola. Conduct was described as of a lewd and lascivious in nature, like "groping." Review Board found allegation credible. Removed without privileges from St. Mary's in Fort Walton Beach 8/29/13. Cherup denied all allegations. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Noted to have been permanently removed from ministry in 2013.

Fr. John R. Chess

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 10/20/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Named publicly as accused by the diocese sometime after the release of the 2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Noted to have been removed from ministry in 1991. Died in 2011. (His obituary does not refer to him as "Rev." or "Fr."; it does note that he had served as a priest. It also mentions his son, who had a different last name.) Abuse reported to the DA's office in 2014.


Fr. Ronald Chiasson

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Order: OMI
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Died: 04/22/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

In later 2018 a man told the PA A.G. that Chaisson sexually abused him beginning when he was a 12-year-old altar boy at St. Margaret Mary in Harrisburg in the 1970s. He said the priest groomed him with gifts and special attention and that the abuse occurred over a three-year period, in the rectory and on a road trip to Novia Scotia. He said Chiasson rubbed his body with oil, plied him with alcohol, possibly drugged him, and took photos of him nude. Chaisson died in 4/22/99. Per his obituary, Chaisson was "heavily involved in youth ministry" at St. William's in Tewksbury, MA 1980-85, was a Navy chaplain 1987-90 and, for eight years until his death, was chaplain at Donovan State Prison in San Diego, CA. He was also assigned to Most Precious Blood parish in Chula Vista. Included on the Harrisburg diocese's list in 4/20.

Fr. James Chiosso

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Order: SDB
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 01/31/2011
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

From Italy. Arrived in the U.S. in 1953. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Salesian order on its list 3/31/20. Worked in NJ, CA, LA, NH, Italy. Died in 1/31/11. No details as to when or where the abuse occurred. (We're placing Chiosso for now in the NY archdiocese, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)

Fr. Thomas C. Chleboski, Jr.

Ordained: 1987
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Thomas C. aka C. Thomas. Began to abuse boys prior to ordination. Report to archdiocese in 1990 and removed from ministry. Criminal charges in DC, VA and MD for abuse of two 13-year-old boys. Convicted in all three states. Sentenced to prison for 22 years and 15 years probation in 1991 in VA; also sentenced in MD. DC sentence unknown. Abused a child again after he was reported. Mother of a youth filed a civil suit. Voluntarily laicized in 1996. Out on probation and registered as sex offender as of 10/3/10. On archdiocese's list 10/15/18. Per his Linkedin account accessed in 12/22, Chleboski went on to found a paralegal service.

Fr. Robert Chlopecki

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Belleville IL

Suspended from active ministry in 3/1993 due to allegations that he sexually abused multiple boys in the early 1980s. Accused of being part of a sex ring involving Fr. James Calhoun and other priests. In original petition, name was spelled "Kolpecki." On 1/24/2009 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave." Included on the diocese's list 12/19/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report

Fr. Dennis C. Chludzinski

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese knew of concerns as early as 1984. On leave 1/78-6/79. Unassigned 1979-80. Assigned 1980-84 to three high schools. Admitted in 1991 to sexual contact in 1984, along with a friend, with an 18-year-old male student at Mercyhurst High, where he was chaplain. Also admitted to sex with a 14-year-old boy over nine months 1984. Admitted 2004 to abuse 1983-85 of an Our Lady of Mercy altar boy, and abuse of another altar boy at same parish. Laicized.

Fr. Stanislaus T. Chmura

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Chmura's name was included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The allegations against Chmura were deemed not credible. Per a 10/1/19 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim, age 13, abused 1995[sic]-76. Ordained for the Diocese of Richmond, VA. Worked in CT as a visiting priest beginning in 1975. Per his obituary, worked in Korona, FL for 15 years until his death 1/13/11.

Br. Thomas M. Chmura

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1982
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Assigned to St. Benedict's Abbey in Benet Lake, WI on IL border. Arrested in 4/2013, charged with trying to abduct a 14-year-old girl in Antioch IL, and with disorderly conduct. Police saw him stop near three other girls. He fled and they arrested him the next day. Admitted approaching several girls over previous six weeks. Arrested again 5/3/2013 after children found at Abbey. Pleaded guilty 12/5/2013 to one count of child abduction. Sentenced to six months of periodic imprisonment, plus 24 months of felony probation. Had been sent previously to St. Luke institute for treatment related to viewing internet pornography. Living in 10/2022 in MO at a facility for troubled clergy. Included 1/24/2023 on the St. Benedict's Abbey list of credibly accused. 


Fr. Gregory Cholewa

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Cholewa 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. In the suit, one woman alleges that Fr. Cholewa, Fr. Balden and another unnamed priest abused her 1975-82 when she was ages 5-11.

Br. Damien Chong

Order: OCarm
Status: Settled

Died: 10/21/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/2013. Accused in lawsuit settled in 3/2015 of abusing a boy at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino CA, 1984-1986. Plaintiff said Chong would sexually abuse him after football practice in Chong's living quarters, sometimes plying him with alcohol. Also worked in the dioceses and archdioceses of Cleveland, Washington DC, Chicago. He was assigned 1997-2014 to a Carmelite Chapel at a Boston area mall. Died 10/21/2014. Included on the Carmelites' list 11/22/202. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Joseph L. Chotin

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Died: 05/13/2008
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused, along with three other priests, in a 12/87 lawsuit of making sexual advances on a teenage boy. Chotin allegedly showed the boy pornographic movies. The suit settled and was dismissed in 1991. Chotin countersued in 1987 for the "unwarranted slanderous attack." Elevated at some point to Monsignor. Died 5/13/08.

Fr. William Anthony Christensen

Order: SM
Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Sued 2002 by a man alleging sexual abuse by Christensen and Bro. John J. Woulfe at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis, when the boy was ages 15-17 in 1973-75. Abuse allegedly included oral sex, anal sodomy, and viewing porn. Christensen not served with suit until 10/07. Plaintiff died in 2008; his family settled in 2011. Lived and worked in Bangladesh for 20 years, where he allegedly abused 30 Muslim children. Laicized in 2010; he appealed laicization. Reportedly still in Bangladesh in 6/18, running an NGO he founded in 2012. He had filed defamation lawsuits against one of his accusers and against a former nun who had reported him to his provincial.

Fr. Norman H. Christian

Ordained: 1961
Status: Arrested

Died: 10/29/2004
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Sent to Paraclete Center for treatment in 1986. Arrested in St. Louis in 2003 on sexual abuse charges. Named in several civil suits filed in 2004 and 2005. The archdiocese admitted that it removed Christian from ministry in 1995 after at least eight boys had come forward with allegations of abuse. He lived in a "monitored environment" until his death 10/29/2004 and was buried as a priest in good standing. One suit settled in Fall 2004. Included on the archdiocese's list of those with substantiated allegations 7/26/2019.

Fr. Kevin L. Christofferson

Ordained: 1997
Status: Unsubstantiated

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Ordained for the Diocese of Great Falls. Working in the Diocese of Helena by 2000, in Butte parishes. In 10/2022 the Helena diocese announced that it had received an allegation that Christofferson sexually abused a minor in 2001. Placed on leave. On 5/8/2023 Bishop Vetter announced that the allegation could not be substantiated and Christofferson was to be reinstated.


Fr. Velanmarukudiyil Christudasl

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Order: OSB
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Also known as Rev. V.J.Christudas. From India. Visiting priest at Church of the Visitation in Brick from 2001. Arrested 7/14/12 and charged with criminal sexual contact of both an adult woman,her 5-year-old daughter, and her 13-year-old son. The woman complained to police on 7/13/12 after the priest paid a visit to her home. Detectives found probable cause to file charges. Privileges removed by diocese. The woman filed civil suit 7/3/14 on behalf of herself and her two children. Acquitted at criminal trial in 10/14 of child molestation, found guilty of groping the woman. Sentenced to two years probation.

Br. Gerald T. Chumik

Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of forcing a boy at ages 12 and 15 to perform oral sex during the 1970s in Canada. Criminal charges filed in 1990. Lived in a Franciscan retirement home in Santa Barbara CA for many years. Retired. Reportedly in 2005, was living at Wounded Brothers (RECON), a Franklin County, MO home for troubled priests. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. It notes sexual abuse of a minor in 1973 reported in 1990, and that he was living in an 'elder care facility' in MO since 2004. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Meinrad Richard Chung

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Died: 03/20/1992
Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

From Hawaii. Had aught religion at St. Mary's High School in Colorado Springs for four years when accused of "inappropriate touching" of a male student in 1992. Chung died by suicide 3/20/92, a day after he was informed that the diocese was investigating the allegation. Named in a 2004 civil suit by a man who alleged Chung abused him when he was a 14-year- old student in 1982 at Holy Cross Abbey, a boarding school in Canon City, CO.

Fr. Paul Peter Ciangetti

Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Died: 06/19/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Died 6/19/95. Named in a 2002 employment suit by a father and son. The son alleged that, as an altar boy, he was physically and sexually abused in 1971-72 by Ciangetti and that, as an adult, he was abused by Rev. J. Kendrick Williams, who later became bishop. Suit settled in 2003. Diocese paid $50K for the abuse claim. Accused of abuse in two additional suits filed in 2003. One accuser said the abuse occurred when he was an altar boy, ages 7-13, at Mary Queen of Heaven in Erlanger. Another claimed abuse at the same parish, 1967-69, starting at age 12. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s).

Fr. Charles Cichanowicz

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

A man filed suit in 11/2007 in Navaho Nation District Court alleging Cichanowicz had given him alcohol and sexually abused him twice 1984-1985, when he was teen and Cichanowicz was assigned to Shiprock, NM. Shown in the Lafayette, IN diocese per 1989 OCD. Left Order in 1991; laicized in 1994. Worked as a counselor at Alpine Counseling in Lafayette, IN. Two more suits filed in 2009. Judge dismissed the 2007 suit; Navajo Superior Court reinstated it in 9/2011. All Plaintiffs settled in 7/2012. Agreed never to work with or around minors. On Lafayette IN list 9/28/2018 which notes, "Chuck Cichanowicz credible and substantiated in Gallup NM." Included in 6/2022 on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans list.

Fr. Benjamin Cieply

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Order: LC
Ordained: 2008
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Named publicly as accused by the Legionaries on 9/6/2018. Ordained in Dallas TX in 2008, transferred to the Archdiocese of Miami in 2015. Report to Child Protective Services in late 2016 of child sexual abuse. CPS could not substantiate the allegations. The archdiocese removed Cieply from ministry after their internal review. Returned to Legionaries. Cieply would not participate in the Order's investigation, claiming innocence. In 6/2018 the Order determined a "high probability" that abuse occurred and Cieply was not to return to ministry. He was dismissed from the Legionaries. Case sent to Vatican, which in 2023 determined that it could not "reach moral certainty that abuse occurred." In 4/2023 Cieply remains a priest, but without faculties.

Fr. Joseph (Mark) Ciganovich

Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1966
Status: Guilty plea

Died: 01/13/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Arrested in a nationwide child pornography sting in 5/1996. Removed from public ministry and placed under supervision by his Order. Had been a moral theology professor at St. Meinrad School of Theology for 17 years before resigning in 8/1996. Pleaded guilty in 12/1996 to a federal charge of receiving child pornography in the mail. Sentenced to one year and one day in a federal penitentiary, a $3000 fine, and two years' supervised release. Name appears on the Carmelites' 11/22/20 list of accused. Separated from the Order in 1996. From 1997-2011 he had no ministry, chose exclaustration and was a Federal Facility Prisoner in KY. He died 1/13/2011. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which shows at least one "reported survivor," of abuse.

Fr. Nicholas Cigrand

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

A man filed suit in 2004 alleging abuse 1965-1968 when he was an altar boy. Archdiocese did not consider accusations true. The lawsuit was dismissed on motion for summary judgment. Iowa Supreme Court rejected the plaintiff's appeal in 4/07. Cigrand died in 1976.

Fr. Charles Michael Cikovic

Ordained: 1986
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Venice FL

Placed on leave in 1993 after accusations of a sexual "relationship" with a 13-year-old girl. Pleaded guilty in 1993 on four counts of sexual battery and/or lewd acts; sentenced to 6 months in jail and 20 years probation with mandatory treatment and forced retirement. Released from jail in 12/95. A civil suit was filed and settled out of court in 1997. Settlement was reported in 2002 to have been $550K. Previous accusations in the 1980s. Living in MO in 2010. On Sex Offender Registry.

Fr. Mario Cimmarrusti

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 11/23/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Minor seminary faculty member in OR and CA 1958-1970. Parish priest. Assigned 1970-1981 to a medical dispensary in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico in the Diocese of Ciudad Obregon. Treated at Servants of the Paraclete center 1981-1982. Admitted to mental health professionals to sexually abusing hundreds of boys. Accused in 1993 of abuse of boys at St. Anthony Minor seminary in Santa Barbara. Per the L.A. archdiocese, there were 12 accusers claiming abuse 1962-1969. One former St. Anthony's student said he reported attempted rape by Cimmarrusti to the seminary rector in 1965 and was expelled. Cimmarrusti is said to have required students to submit to his "examining" their genitalia for proper development, and hernia checks. He used embarrassment, humiliation and threats. His accusers describe violent spankings during which Cimmarrusti was clearly sexually aroused, after which he would pray for his victims while pressing their faces into his groin. They said he would then threaten them with eternal damnation. Named in a 2003 civil suit. Ccivil settlements in 3/2006.  Last known address was San Damiano Retreat House in Danville CA. Personnel file released in 5/2012. Died 11/23/2013. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/2019. It notes allegations of the sexual abuse of minors 1962-1969 reported in 1993 and 2004. On the Diocese of Stockton's 12/2020 list, where he worked 1982-1985.

Fr. Dino Cinel

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Historian and teacher at Tulane, living at St. Rita's in 1988 when fellow priest found him with child porn and tapes he made of himself having sex with teen boys in the rectory. Not known publicly for over two years. Cinel admitted to several years of sexual activity with minor boys, particularly in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Criminal charges filed in 1991 for possession of child porn; acquitted in criminal trial 8/95 on a technicality. Had married a woman and had two children, taught at City U. of NY on Staten Island until suspended. Separated from wife. Ended up in Colombia. Laicized in 2010, divorced in 2015. One civil suit settled. In 2011 he surfaced in Italy, claiming sexual abuse as a child and petitioning the Vatican for justice. Murdered 2/1/18 in Medellin, Colombia by an 18-year-old male who said he was Cinel's lover. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18.

Fr. Joseph Cinesi

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Per news in 9/99, a man told police in 7/98 that Cinesi had had sexual contact with him about 100 times when he was between 12- and 15-years-old in late '70s- early '80s. The diocese settled at least five claims and/or lawsuits against Cinesi between 1999 and 2001. Another civil suit filed in 5/04 alleging abuse of a boy in 1978-79. It settled in 9/04.

Fr. Martin A. Cingle

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA A.G.'s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 1979 Cingle fondled a sleeping 15-year-old altar boy who awoke and struck him, as told to Bishop Adamec by the victim in a 6/02 meeting. Adamec met with Cingle in 7/02, who said he couldn't remember why, but acknowledged the boy struck him. Adamec sent Cingle for a psych evaluation; it yielded "no evidence of psychopathology." He did not report the matter to law enforcement. Cingle was returned to ministry. Adamec asked the victim to put in writing what occurred in 1979; the victim did not comply and case was closed 6/03. In 9/15 Cingle admitted to the Grand Jury that he was lying next to the boy on a cot in his underwear and a t-shirt on the night in question, and indicated he could have accidentally touched the boys genitals. Per the A.G.'s request, Bishop Bartchak removed Cingle from active ministry in 10/15.

Fr. Christopher Ciomek

Ordained: 1998
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

From Poland. Arrived in the U.S. in 1988, ordained 1998. Worked at St. Monica's in Chicago, St. Theresa in Palatine and Mundelein Seminary. Pastor of St. Peter Damian in Bartlett when suspended in 4/21 due to allegations received by the archdiocese of the sexual abuse of a minor, occurring about 30 years prior. The archdiocese announced in 10/21 that Ciomek would be reinstated due to insufficient evidence of abuse.

Fr. Daniel P. Cipar

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 02/2/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Youngstown OH

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Youngstown diocese when added to its list in 3/2020. Arrived in the diocese in 1993, incardinated in 2002. (Was ordained for the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.) Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in East Palestine 1993 until his 2010 retirement. Member of the diocese's Priests' Personnel Board, Priests' Council and Priests' Retirement Board. Died 2/2/2018. Added to the Diocese of Rockford's list 10/21/2020. Included on the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart U.S. Province list of credibly accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Anthony J. Cipolla

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Died: 08/30/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 1978 a woman told police Cipolla abused her sons, ages 9 and 12. Charges dropped after harassment of mother and pressure by church. Reassigned. Accused in 1988 of abuse for over four years of a 13- to 17-year-old boy. Diocese said allegations unfounded. Accuser filed report with D.A. Cipolla was suspended and sent to St. Luke's for evaluation; he refused recommended treatment at St. John Vianney Center. Went to St. Michael's in NYC as an outpatient. Accuser filed suit in 10/1992; settled in 9/1993. Bishop Wuerl removed Cipolla's faculties in 9/1990. Cipolla appealed to Rome; Wuerl was ordered to reinstate him. Wuerl appealed; decision reversed in 1995. Cipolla continued to present as a priest against orders. He was laicized 9/19/2002. Continued to act as a priest. Died 8/30/2016 in Warren OH, where he had been living. On the Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/2018. Included on the Pittsburgh diocese's list of credibly accused. Two claims settled in 2020 in the low six figures.

Fr. Harlan B. Clapsaddle

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Removed from ministry in 2002. Accused of inappropriately touching three brothers over three years, beginning in 1977. Their mother reported the abuse to the Diocese in 1993. Clapsaddle denied the allegations, which the Diocese accepted. The brothers contacted the Diocese in 12/1996; he was removed from his parish in 1/1997 and sent for treatment. Reassigned in 11/1997, as chaplain to a nursing home in a "monitored setting." The Diocese paid the three victims a total of $80K. In 3/2002 he was removed from the nursing home assignment after a new claim, of abuse over three years in the mid-1980s. Nursing home officials said they knew nothing about his past record. On diocese's list 11/14/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 6 "reported survivors."

Fr. Eugene F. Clarahan

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Name released by Bishop Saltarelli on 11/16/06 list of abusive priests. At that time, a woman said she reported to his associate pastor in 1967 that Clarahan had abused a male friend of hers on a school trip. He did nothing and told her no one would believe her. Clarahan transferred to another parish in 1978 and then to MD in 1983. Removed from ministry in 1993. Died in 5/99. Three separate suits filed in 10/08 alleged abuse in the 1950s and 1960s. Two brothers filed suit in 12/08. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. Daniel C. Clark

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Removed from ministry in 1988 after pleading guilty to having abused two boys in the early 1980s. Sentenced to 15 years probation and 90 days in jail. Allowed to volunteer and wear clerical collar. Litigation settled in 1989 and 1997. Named in 19 suits in 2002-2003, of which 18 settled in 6/03 and one in 4/06. Convicted in 2003 of abusing two brothers, starting when they were ages 11 and 12, from 1998 to 5/02. Sentenced to 10 years in prison. Laicization announced in 11/04. Sentence overturned in 5/07. Pleaded guilty in 11/07 in return for release from prison, with 5 years probation and 5 years court supervision. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. David Joseph Clark

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Worked in Los Angeles, CA; Prescott, AZ; Ft. Worth, TX; Yuma, AZ; Alexandria, Monroe, Cottonport and Marksville, LA. Accused in 1994 lawsuit of abusing two brothers in Prescott, AZ in 1959 and 1960. Case dismissed on statute of limitations and affirmed by US Court of Appeals in 12/1996. Included on the Gallup diocese's list of credibly accused. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/2017. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. It notes a report to diocese 12/15/2018 of abuse 1964-1965 while assigned to St. Thomas More. Clark left the diocese in 1965. Died in the 2000s.

Fr. Emanuel W. Clark

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in 11/02 civil suit of abuse of a male student at Mount Angel Abbey Seminary High School in 1975 after the youth sought counseling from Clark. Died 1992. Second suit filed 12/10 against Mount Angel Abbey by an active priest who alleged that Clark molested him in 1970s at Mt. Angel Preparatory, when he was between the ages of 14 and 17.

Fr. Henry A. Clark

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Died: 07/25/1957
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/2017. Worked at St Anne's in Santa Fe 1952-1957 and at missions in Agua Fria, Cienega, and Cieneguilla. In those years identified in the Official Catholic Directory index as a Santa Fe priest and a Franciscan, but not identified as OFM in parish entry. Assigned as a Syracuse priest to Immaculate Conception cathedral in Mobile AL diocese 1936-1939. In all other years he is not indexed in the Directory (1946-1952) or is listed as 'absent with permission' (1932-1936; 1940-1945). Died on 7/25/1957 in Albuquerque at age 56. Syracuse and Utica assignments are mentioned in the obituary but not indexed in the Directory.

Fr. James A. Clark

Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Died: 07/27/1989
Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Arrested and convicted in 1963 on felony charge of oral copulation with a 19-year-old man in Santa Cruz. Given probation. Transferred to Corpus Christi parish in Fremont in 1965, where he allegedly abused "numerous" children. Retired 4/29/84. Two brothers filed suit in 12/03 alleging abuse by Clark 1968-1972. Third plaintiff filed separate suit. Clark died 7/27/89. At least one claim included as part of a $56.4M payout to 56 childhood sexual abuse survivors in 8/05.

Fr. James W. Clark

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Suspended 6/29/18 after the diocese received an allegation of abuse against Clark. The abuse was said to have occurred 50 years previously at St. James School in Apollo, where Clark was working as a janitor prior to entering seminary. The diocese provided no further details about the allegation in its statement about Clark's removal, but it did refer to awareness "of the signs of child sexual abuse and how to report it." Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 8/18.


Fr. Robert Clark

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Name among four released for first time by Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis 10/23/14, on list of 17 accused of sexual abuse. Ordained for New Ulm; worked there until 1997. Religion teacher, St. Agnes High in St. Paul 1998-2002. Substantiated claims of abuse occurred outside of St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese. Removed from active ministry 3/26/02. Living in Arizona in 10/14. Name among 16 on New Ulm diocese list of credibly accused priests released 3/29/16.

Fr. Thomas R. Clark

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

In 2002 it was revealed that the diocese paid $30K in 1998 to settle allegations against Clark. He was investigated and cleared by Louisville County Police. Based on that and a psychological assessment of Clark, the diocese decided no abuse occurred, but offered the alleged victim a financial settlement because of "difficulties he was facing in his life" and because Clark had cared for him for years after juvenile court placed the boy in his custody.

Fr. Hugh Clarke

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Died: 12/16/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Monsignor. Ordained in Ireland. Arrived in Corpus Christi diocese in 1968, incardinated in 1975. Suit filed in 4/10 alleged Clarke molested three altar boys 1972-1975 while assigned to Christ the King in Corpus Christi. He would frequently drive through the low-income housing near the parish and pick up altar boys to help him do projects at the church. Some of the abuse occurred during these "projects." Documents show allegations of child sexual abuse in the mid-1980s, and that he would take three teens to Mexico where there was sexual abuse, drugs, alcohol and visits to brothels.  Sent to treatment, diagnosed with pedophilia, then returned to ministry. Later elevated to monsignor.  Retired in 1997 and moved to Ireland, where he died 12/16/02. Suit settled for $1.2M 7/12/11. On Corpus Christi diocese's list 1/31/19. Added to Raleigh diocese's list on 5/29/19; arrived in the US as a Carmelite priest in 1965 and assigned to Immaculate Conception in Hendersonville NC, now in the Charlotte diocese. Added to Charlotte diocese's list in 2/20.

Fr. Joseph Gibbs Clauder

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Madison WI

Placed on leave without privileges in 1999 after an allegation of sexual misconduct with an adult woman. She sued the diocese for negligent supervision for not monitoring his conduct after misconduct with another woman. In early 2009, a 20-year-old woman alleged that Clauder sexually abused and threatened her in 2003-04. In 8/10 the diocesan review board found her allegations "credible and probable." Rome ordered a canonical trial at the conclusion of civil matters. Sentenced to a life of prayer and penance. Acquitted in 12/11 criminal trial.

Fr. Joseph L. Clauss

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Removed 1990 after allegations that he abused a youth in OH. Had been living for 11 years in the Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility in Jemez Springs, NM; not allowed to leave without supervision. Per one source in 2002, Clauss was an "incurable pedophile" and had recently been soliciting money from former parishioners who believed he was doing mission work on Indian reservations. Another allegation surfaced 5/02. Clauss died 10/11/03. On the diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes 10 credible allegations and that he admitted to at least 1. Administrative leave 12/90, removed from public ministry 7/92.

Br. Didachus Clavell

Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Correct spelling of first name is believed to be Didacus. Assigned to St. Mary's High School in approximately 1964. Name first publicly shown on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. Still active as of 2012-2013. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes "substantial contrary evidence; unable to corroborate allegation."

Br. Peter Claver

Order: SC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Took final vows in 1923. Worked as a teacher and administrator in schools of the Sacred Heart Brothers in New England and Canada. Became superior of Sacred Heart School in Andover, MA in 1970. Died in 4/75. In 4/12, attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced settlement of at least one claim of abuse regarding Claver, of abuse at a school in Rhode Island.

Fr. Christopher R. Clay

Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Removed in 2002 from Bishop Hafey High School after victim in the Society of St. John case (see Urrutigoity and Ensey) alleged Clay had molested him after a dinner in Monroe County. Clay denied allegation. Civil authorities investigated but never charged him. In 7/04 he was working in church in Arlington TX. One Bishop said he was cleared to work but Bishop Martino said he was still suspended pending investigation. In 1/12, Bishop Vann of Ft Worth said he was barred from all church property and had no faculties in TX. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Donald M. Cleary

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Permanently removed from ministry in 10/18. Name included on the archdiocese's list 11/30/18. Per the list updated 3/1/19, Cleary had multiple allegations against him. The NE A.G.'s report in 11/21 notes five victims, all altar boys, ages 8-16, abused in the 1970s and 1980s. All five reported their abuse to the diocese in 2018. Cleary stated that the abuse "likely" occurred. No prosecution due to the statute of limitations. Laicized in 2019.

Fr. Edward James Cleary

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 11/10/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

First named publicly as accused on the Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Incardinated into the Memphis diocese in 1971. Cleary died 11/10/97. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20; the diocese was established in 1988 from the Diocese of Nashville.

Fr. Vincent Paul Cleary

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly in 9/19 by the diocese as credibly accused of abuse of two minors, more than 50 years prior. Cleary was pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Stratford 1963-89. He died in 1989. (Not to be mistaken for Bridgeport priest Vincent P. Cleary in the diocese ordained in 1939 and who died in 1965.) Included on the diocese's list updated 1/22/20. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were two victims, both girls ages 8-10, of abuse 1945-54.

Fr. John W. Clemens

Ordained: 1972
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Placed on leave in 9/2022 pending the investigation of allegations against Clemens of the sexual abuse of minor(s), occurring about 50 years prior. Reinstated in 6/2023 after the Archdiocesan Review Board determined there was "no reasonable cause to believe" the allegations.


Fr. Innocente Clementi

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Died: 03/19/1999
Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Accused of sexually abusing at least two boys at Mary Help of Christians school, East Lake, FL (boarding school for troubled boys). Claim vs Eastern U.S. Province of Salesians said to be quietly settled. Also worked in NJ and NY. Died in 1999. Included on the Salesians List of credibly accused in 3/20.

Fr. George H. Clements

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 11/25/2019
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Pastor of Holy Angels in Bronzeville 1969-91. Assigned to the Diocese of Naussau, Bahamas 1991-93, then Washington DC 1993-2006. Retired in 2006. Clements admitted to a reporter in 1994 that he had been the subject of rumors of sexual misconduct. In 8/19 he was suspended from ministry pending the investigation of an allegation that he sexually abused a child, ages 7-12, 1974-1979. Clements died in 11/19. The alleged victim received a settlement from the archdiocese in 2/22. Another man who accused Clements of sexually abusing him as a boy  received a settlement, as announced in 4/22 by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian. 


Fr. Delma Clemons

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Died: 02/6/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Accused along with two other priests of abuse of a girl in the 1960s. The alleged victim settled with Diocese in 1999 for $41K. In 2003 she died by suicide. Her family returned the settlement and filed suit on her behalf, saying she didn't have the capacity to enter into settlement. She had been hospitalized several times. The diocese said she was 18 at the time of the 'relationship' and that it was consensual. Clemons was retired as of 11/09. He died in 2/21.

Fr. Theophilus Clerx

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Died: 12/17/2003
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Worked in San Antonio 1959-1992. The archdiocese revealed in 2019 that there were seven allegations, six of the in 2011, dating to the 1990s. In 2002 Clerx was accused of sexually abusing a child in the early 1960s. He admitted to the abuse. Died 12/17/03. In 1/11, four sisters filed suit against the San Antonio archdiocese, alleging that Clerx molested them; one said he raped her repeatedly 1988-1992. The girls were minors and he was assigned to St. John Berchman's in San Antonio. Their mother worked for parish. Clerx gave the girls special privileges and visited them when mother was at work. One of the women reported the abuse to the Archdiocese in 2010. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Paul M. Clogan

Ordained: 1999
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Had lived in TX, married. Ordained at age 66 for the Diocese of Portland, ME after his wife died. Returned to TX. Worked in Diocese of Austin beginning 1/01. Arrested 2005 in TX, charged with groping a 16-year-old boy in a movie theater. Criminal trial in 9/08 ended in mistrial. New trial was to be held 12/08, but did not take place. Died in Austin 7/29/12. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Kevin Clohessy

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Assigned to Student Center at Northeast MO State Univ in 1993 when a student claimed that Clohessy had sexually abused him. Diocese substantiated claim, removed him from active priesthood, and sent him for treatment. Reassigned to new parish in 1995; took voluntary leave in 2000. A 2003 civil suit alleged abuse of one minor boy by Clohessy and a second priest. Clohessy allegedly abused the boy 1984-1993. As of 11/18 Clohessy had not been laicized. On diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. Paul I. Cloonan

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Died: 10/17/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Name included on the Rochester diocese's 6/7/12 list of priests removed 2002-2012. Voluntarily laicized. The 1989 Official Catholic Directory shows him as "unassigned." Died in 2015. Named in suit(s) in 2020 under the New York Child Victims Act. Reportedly named in nine separate cases.

Fr. John A. Close

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Died: 03/6/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Monsignor. One of 21 priests placed on leave by archdiocese 3/7/2011 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last served as pastor at St. Katharine of Siena in Wayne. In 1998, a man who was in prison for murder accused Close of abusing him as a boy on several occasions in 1969-1970. No action. Close denied the allegations. In 4/2011, another man claimed abuse in 1992-1994. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/2012 after the Review Board determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated. Died 3/6/2018. In 8/2023 the Archdiocese agreed to a $3.5M settlement with a man, age 30, who claimed Close sexually assaulted him at age 14 in 2006. The man said the rape occurred during confession at St. Katherine's of Sienna, and that Close threatened him with eternal damnation if he told.

Fr. Edmond G. Cloutier

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Died: 04/9/2003
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Ordained for the Diocese of Portland, ME. Accused in lawsuits of sexually abusing four boys at Star of the Sea in San Francisco late 1940s-1957. Became a priest of the Oakland diocese when it was created in 1962. Removed/retired 12/31/1980. Died 4/9/2003. Included on the Oakland diocese's list in 2019, abuse noted to have occurred in the 1950s-1960s. On the Stockton diocese's list, which notes he was a supply priest in approximately the mid-1980s, and that his faculties were revoked there 12/20/1990.

Fr. William J. Cloutier

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in 1979. Kept in ministry. Removed in 1991, sent to an archdiocesan retreat house at Mundelein Seminary. A civil suit filed in 1991 claimed abuse in 1979. Admitted abuse and that after 14 years of therapy still used his position to abuse. New allegation in 2002. Part of a large 2003 settlement involving 12 priests. Left the priesthood in 1994. Died in 8/2003. Also included in a 10/2005 settlement by the Archdiocese involving multiple priests. Personnel file released in 1/2014. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 23 "reported survivors."

Br. Robert Coakley

Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

A/k/a Br. Edmund. Scoutmaster and teacher. Accused of abuse of of two brothers, one of whom died by suicide at age 12. Coakley died in 1988. Civil suit filed and appealed to NJ Supreme Court. Dismissed because of NJ Charitable Immunity Act. Coakley's name appeared in the Boy Scout Perversion files released in 2012.

Br. Alan S. Cobb

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Cobb 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 Cobb 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. Richard J. Cochrane

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Arrested in 1999 for assault of a 14-year-old boy during a trip to the Poconos. Cochrane was a teacher at Malvern Prep School. Another person came forward to allege the same type of abuse in 1990. Pleaded no contest to statutory rape charge in 1/03 regarding the first boy after PA appellate court ruled that the second student could testify at trial. Sentenced in 7/03 to 18-48 months in jail. In 7/03, the archdiocese settled a civil suit filed by the first youth. New suit 2/14/11.

Fr. Carlos B. Cocio

Ordained: 1981
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Per a 6/02 statement from the Diocese, Cocio was suspended form ministry in 1993 after allegations of sexual misconduct with an adult. Also in 1993, a parent made an allegation to the Diocese concerning child sexual abuse that had been reported to the sheriff in 1989. Sheriff decided not to prosecute, but a report was given to the Diocese at that time. Still on leave per 2002 Catholic Directory. Accused in a federal lawsuit filed in 12/20 against the Diocese of Tucson, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and St. John's Seminary in Camarillo CA of raping a teenage boy repeatedly over several days in 1980. The boy allegedly told his parish priests in Nogales and one of them, Msgr. Walter Rosensweig, laughed at him and later also abused him. In 4/21 Cocio is reportedly deceased.

Fr. J. George Cody

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Order: IC
Status: Accused

Died: 12/31/1964
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Born in Wales, U.K. Worked in Peoria for many years as a chaplain at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria , and  on faculty of Corpus Christi High School in Galesburg. Died in 1964. In 2011 a woman publicly alleged that Cody abused her and other girls in the 1950s when she was a 12-year-old polio patient at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She said that when she complained to the nurses, she was told to be quiet or the nurse could lose her job. At some point in the past she refused an offer of $17K in exchange for gag agreement.

Fr. Michael J. Cody

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Admitted 1988 to sexually abusing about 20-40 prepubescent girls and 1 boy, most recently several years prior. File alleges multiple male victims, some in Pittsburgh diocese. Seattle archdiocese informed in 1962 that Cody had molested at least 8 girls; sent to Institute of Living for treatment. Assigned to 6 parishes during next 15 years, 1964-1979, then put on leave as unassignable. Moved to FL 1988. Sought ministry in the Orlando diocese; faculties denied by Seattle. He proposed laicization but Seattle did not pursue. Moved to the Las Vegas NV area. On recommendation of the Review Board, laicized in 2005. Hubbard suit settled for $1.2M on 5/17/2015 during trial. Archdiocese settled with 8 women for $9.1M as announced 3/23/2016. Of them, Cody abused 6 when assigned to a Burlington WA parish 1968-1972, and 2 while serving in Bellingham 1972-1975. Died in 2015. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/2016. Another settlement announced by Seattle archdiocese 11/2018.

Fr. Charles P. Coen

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Retired. Credible, substantiated accusation announced 9/18. Claim or claims made to archdiocese's Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. Known for playing and teaching traditional Irish music. Assignments included St. Paul's on Staten Island, then pastor for about 10 years starting in 1975 of St. Joseph-St. Thomas. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Canonical process pending.

Fr. Robert G. Cofenas

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Died: 12/14/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named as accused publicly in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Educator, guidance counselor, campus minister. Held prominent diocesan positions. Diocese knew as early as 1979 of concerns about Cofenas' behavior with boys. Admitted in 2000 to abuse of a 17-year-old boy in 1986, while assigned to a Sinking Spring parish and moderating the Youth Group. Treated 1989-1990 at Paracletes in NM and in 2000 at St. John Vianney in Downington PA. Removed in 2000. Laicized in 2005. Died 12/14/2013. Included on diocese's 8/19/2018 list. Added to Baltimore's list 9/2018. Lawsuit in 3/2020 claims abuse of a 7-year-old altar boy at a Reading parish, continuing until the alleged victim was in his 30s. Accused also of 'sharing' the boy with other priests. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. John V. Coffield

Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Died: 02/2/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in 5/02 of abusing a boy at Dolores Mission in Los Angeles 1960-62. Named in a civil suit filed in 12/03. Per archdiocese in 2004, there was one accuser. L.A. report says that he molested in the Orange diocese but he is not on diocesan list of abusers. A second accuser alleged abuse, also at Dolores Mission, after civil suit filed. Died 2/2/05 in California.

Fr. John Cohane

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act. Allegedly abuse a boy, starting in 1951 when the boy was 14 and a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Niagara Falls. Cohane was reportedly assigned to the parish at the time in question.

Fr. Richard Colbert

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Per news reports in 2003, Colbert was accused of abuse of a boy in 1988 at Boys Town. The priest reportedly left Boys Town for MO abruptly and quietly in 1988 during an investigation of the allegation. He had been a Boys Town teacher and counselor for three years. Per his order, the case was reviewed in 2002; Colbert was allowed to remain in ministry after a determination that the incident was not sexual misconduct. A civil suit filed in 10/2005 claimed Colbert sexually abused a boy in the mid-1980s at Boys Town, and that he also abused other boys there. Placed on leave by the Jefferson MO diocese where he was working. The suit was dismissed by court in 5/2006 after the plaintiff's attorney withdrew. [Some earlier news articles had Richard as first name; others had Robert. Richard is correct, per the 1989 Official Catholic Directory].

Fr. Kevin Cole

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

At least five suits filed in 2002. Accused of abuse of girls. Died in 1990 or 1991. May have also abused in Ohio prior to arrival in Kentucky. On the Louisville archdiocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Raymond L. Cole

Ordained: 1972
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of Metuchen NJ

Pastor of St. Joseph's in Hillsborough, NJ. Removal from active ministry announced 10/25/13 after allegation of abuse of a minor in late the 1970s, when he was associate pastor at St. Mary's in South Amboy. County prosecutor informed the diocese; no criminal charges due to statute of limitations. Review Board and retired investigator found allegation "not frivolous." Cole denied the allegation. Matter referred to Vatican. In 11/15 Cole was found not guilty by a church tribunal, composed of three priests from outside the diocese. Cole was planning to go to Guatemala to study Spanish, then return to the diocese to do Hispanic ministry.

Fr. David L. Colella

Order: OSST
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Victoria TX

Placed on leave by his Order in 9/08 after allegation that he sexually abused a minor in 1990 while pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows parish in the Victoria, TX diocese. Worked in the diocese 1981-1990. Colella denied the allegation. Order said it was the first against him. Worked 1990-2004 at parishes in the Dallas, TX diocese. Worked in Philadelphia parishes in retirement. Moved to the Trinitarians' Provincialate in Baltimore, MD. On the Victoria diocese's list 1/31/19.