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Brother Harold

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused in a lawsuit in 11/18 by two men of sexually abusing them as teens at Hope Haven in the 1970s. Both said Brother Harold fondled them. One plaintiff said the brother forced oral sex on him during tutoring, and that a counselor at the facility paid him for oral sex. The suit was filed by four men alleging physical and sexual abuse when they were teenage residents of Hope Haven and Madonna Manor in the 1970s and 1980s.

Fr. Edward Heilman

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Died: 08/17/1988
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list in 6/2022. Died in 1988. Accused in 2014 of abuse of an altar boy, ages 8-13, in the 1970s at Shrine of the Little Flower in Baltimore. Heilman was a deacon at the time in question. In 2022 a man reported abuse by Heilman, the first time at St. Mary's Seminary, when he was age 13 or 14 in 1978 or 1979. The second incident was reported to have been when Heilman was assigned to St. Mark's, sometime between 1979-1981. The man said that Fr. Ronald Mardaga participated in the abuse. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report


Fr. Egbert Heinlein

Order: CMM
Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 10/29/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Detroit archdiocese on its list in 2023. Heinlein died in 1999.

    Sources:
    • Archdiocese of Detroit List 02.01.23

Fr. Thomas Hudson

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report, name redacted. Referred to in the report as #150. Was a Catholic seminarian and deacon, later ordained for the Episcopal Church. Report to the Archdiocese in 2009 that Hudson attempted to sexually abuse a boy, age 15, in 1976 when Hudson was a deacon and high school teacher. Hudson allegedly took the boy on a camping trip, plied him with alcohol and and tried to take the boy's pants off by pulling his belt buckle, saying "Let me help you." Placed on leave in 5/2023 by the Episcopal Diocese of MD when the allegations came to light. Resigned from his parish.


Seminarian David Haas

Well-known liturgical musician and composer. In 2020 news became public that Haas had long engaged in sexually predatory behavior toward young women. A report by Into Account in 10/20 contained allegations by 44 women of spiritual and sexual abuse over 41 years. As a seminarian for the Saginaw diocese in 1979, Haas is accused of raping a girl, age 13, during a religious retreat in MN. The girl allegedly reported the abuse at the time and was shamed into silence by Revs. Michael Korf, Robert Carlson, and Archbishop John Roach. Haas denied the allegation. The Into Account report mentions rape and assault of girls ages 13-17 early in his career, after which he "learned" to wait until his targets were age 18. Haas did not go on to ordination.

Fr. Joseph H. Haas

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Placed on leave in 2/04 due to allegations that he molested a young girl in 1977. Haas told his parish that he was taking leave on doctor's orders; the archbishop sent a letter clarifying the situation. D.A. ruled that the 1977 incident was too old to prosecute. A previous allegation of less serious inappropriate behavior was received in 2000; no action. The Review Board determined that the allegations were unsubstantiated. Retired in 9/04.

Fr. Paul Frederick Haas

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 06/7/1979
Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Accused by at least 100 people of abuse while assigned to Fr. Ryan High School in TN. Assigned 1964-1965 to Catholic High School in Little Rock, AR. Transferred to KY around 1967 "for treatment." Died 6/7/1979. One man told the diocese in 1996 that he was abused at age 15 in 1961 by Haas. Diocese gave him $5,700 in exchange for a release and a confidentiality agreement. Another came forward in 1999 alleging abuse in 1963. On the Diocese of Little Rock AR list 9/10/2018. On Nashville's list 11/2/2018. In the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/2020, which notes that Haas was dismissed from the priesthood 5/24/1977. Included on the Owensboro diocese's list 4/12/2019. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/2020; the diocese was established in 1988 from the Diocese of Nashville.

Fr. John A. Haberthier

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 12/28/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Dodge City KS

The Dodge City diocese, where Haberthier worked 8/1950-12/1973, announced credible allegations against him in 12/2006. Worked in the Pueblo CO diocese 11/1973-7/1977. Included on the San Bernardino CA diocese's list 10/9/2018, where he worked 1979-1980 and 1982-1987. The list noted abuse occurring in 1973 in Whittier, and that the diocese was made aware in 10/2006. Died 12/28/2009 at age 87, in Great Bend KS. On the Wichita diocese's list 9/20/2019. On the Dodge City diocese's list 10/1/2019. Substantiated allegations of abuse noted to have occurred in the late 1960s-mid-1970s in the Dodge City and the Pueblo dioceses. Per the CO Attorney General's report 10/22/2019, abused at least four boys there, and the Pueblo bishop knew in at least 1977. Haberthier fled to CA; CO bishop did not inform CA.

Fr. Thomas E. Hackett

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 05/30/1951
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

From Ireland, attended seminary in St. Paul MN. Ordained for the Diocese of Davenport. Shown on the Davenport diocese's Creditors Committee website in 2007 as having credible allegations against him. Name also appears on diocese's list of credibly accused in 7/2008. Alleged to have abused three minor males beginning in the 1940s. Died in 1951 at age 44, his body found in the Mississippi River. Reportedly had been on leave of absence from the Diocese of Davenport for six years, working in other dioceses. His last assignment was at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Deacon Donald Hackman

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Ordained a permanent deacon. Convicted in federal court of sending child pornography. Assigned to St. James in Lititz 1983-2000. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury report 8/14/18.

Fr. Bernard Haddican

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS

Two accusers came forward, one in 1998 and another in 2002, alleging abuse 1964-84. A man claimed abuse by Haddican over a three-year period, beginning when he was age 12. Case settled in 2000 for $44K. Haddican died in 1996. In 2002 the original plaintiff and a man abused by another priest filed suit against the diocese and Cardinal Law (former VG of Diocese) alleging the diocese covered up their abuse and lied to them about other cases. The mother of the first complainant reportedly had asked Law for his help in 1970s, but he did nothing. Suit dismissed in 9/03. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19.

Fr. William Mark Haegelin

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Removed in 9/02 after a man accused Haegelin of inappropriate sexual relations with him as a minor in the 1980s. Haegelin denied the allegation. He later admitted to having a sexual relationship with the man, but only when the man was an adult. In 11/02 the archdiocesan review board cleared him of allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. No criminal investigation because Haegelin's accuser did not want one. Review board recommended he return to ministry after spiritual counseling. On the archdiocese's list 1/25/19. It notes that it could not determine if the "sexual relationship" began while Haegelin's accuser was still a minor. Laicized in 2004. In 6/21 the archdiocese announced that allegation that the victim was a minor during the time in question was substantiated.

Fr. Edmund H. Haen

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 10/23/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Per a 4/02 news report, Haen abused at least three boys in the 1940s. One accuser said at least two priests failed to report the molestations when they occurred. He told Archbishop Weakland in 1989. Haen was forced to retire in 1990. Auxiliary Bishop Richard Sklba told the victim in 1992 that Haen had admitted the abuse and had been placed on severe restrictions. Haen died in 1997. Several other victims known.

Fr. Robert W. Haener

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Accused of psychologically and sexually abusing numerous boys at two parishes and two Catholic schools in the 1960s and early 1970s. During an investigation at one school in the late 1960s, several unknown priests came to school and questioned about 30 boys. Nothing else was done for many years. Removed from his parish 1992 and then worked as hospital chaplain. Removed in 2002. Permanently removed from public ministry by the Vatican in 2005. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/2019.

Sr. Alvin Marie Hagan

Order: SSND
Status: Settled

Died: 10/10/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused in a 9/19 lawsuit, along with Msgr. Raymond Hebert, Srs. Martin Marie, Gertrude Marie (Sr. Alvin Marie's twin), and lay worker Charlie Earhart, of physically and sexually abusing a boy over 10-years, beginning in 1965, at Madonna Manor, a home for "troubled" children. She had also been named with Earhart and the other nuns in suits settled for $5.2M in 2009. Per the 9/19 suit, Sr. Alvin Marie fondled him in the shower, when drying him off. She died 10/10/07. Accused in a 3/22, along with Fr. Sean L. Rooney SDB, of abuse of a boy in his teens at Hope Haven in the 1970s.

Fr. Arthur J. Hagan

Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Died: 03/22/1963
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 1/19/11. Garabedian said he had settled at least one claim with the Boston Archdiocese regarding allegations against Hagan. Died 3/22/63. The 8/11 Boston archdiocese's list reported no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. David I. Hagan

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Died: 05/1/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Worked at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA in the Richmond diocese 1967-71. Assigned to Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC in the Charlotte diocese as chaplain and theology teacher 1971-78. Transferred to his order's Philadelphia Innder City House, where he appears to have remained until his death 5/1/05. Accused in 6/06 RICO class action civil suit of abusing two brothers for three years, beginning in 1977 or 1978, early in his Inner City House ministry in North Philadelphia. RICO suit dismissed 11/06 on grounds that RICO's standard of injury to business or property had not been met. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07.

Sr. Gertrude Marie Hagan

Order: SSND
Status: Settled

Died: 09/27/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Sued in 2005. One of several religious (including her twin, Sr. Alvin Marie) accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children. At least one claim was included in an almost $5.2M settlement with the Archdiocese in Fall, 2009. Accused in a 9/19 suit along with two other nuns, a priest and a lay employee of Madonna Manor, of abuse of a boy at the facility over 10 years, beginning in 1965.

Fr. James Craig Hagan

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of sexually abusing at least 19, boys, 11 substantiated as of 5/2023. The abuse included rape and victims were as young as age 11. May have abused as a seminarian in 1972. First allegations were reported in 1988 when parents reported Hagan's concerning behavior to the Archdiocese and law enforcement. Kept in ministry. Made pastor in 1988 of St. Denis, where he remained until he was placed on leave in 1996 due to new allegations. Resigned from the priesthood in 4/1997. Two claims settled in 10/2003. One claim was  included in a 10/2005 settlement with the Archdiocese. Suit in 4/2006 claimed abuse 1994-1996 at St. Denis parish. At least one claim was included in a $12.7M settlement in 8/2008 involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs. Laicized in 4/2010. Personnel file released 01/21/2014. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. James E. Hagan

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Accused in a 2002 civil suit of abuse of an 11-year-old girl in 1956 at St. Leo the Great. The girl allegedly told her pastor shortly thereafter and he said he would take care of it. She also allegedly told her mother, who did not believe her. Hagan left the priesthood in 1973, and was laicized in 1974. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. Peter P. Hagel

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Accused in a 4/2019 lawsuit, along with three other priests, of abusing a boy in the 1970s and 1980s at a YMCA building used by the diocese, and at St. Andrew's parish. Hagel's accuser said the abuse began when he was age 10, and that it included being forced into sex acts with other boys. On the diocese's list 7/9/2019. It notes a civil investigation in 1980 that did not result in charges and a lawsuit was pending in a new case. Retired, no active ministry. The Diocese's list in 11/2021 notes that the lawsuit settled, the abuse was not substantiated and Hagel is deceased.

Fr. Clement A. Hageman

Ordained: 1930
Status: Settled

Died: 07/25/1975
Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Identified in 8/2005 by Gallup diocese as abuser. At least 16 alleged victims in Winslow, AZ. At least one man settled with diocese in 2004. A 70-year-old man sued Gallup in 11/2010 alleging abuse by Hageman in the 1950s. Assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Holbrook 1942-1952 and Madre de Dios in Winslow 1965-1975. Suit also named Corpus Christi diocese and said there were allegations about him there in 1930s. Died 7/2/1975. Gallup diocese's personnel file released 4/2011 shows multiple settlements. Corpus Christi and Santa Fe dismissed from suit 2012. New suits 5/2013 and 6/2013. Gallup diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2013 after lawsuit claiming 57 victims. Diocese released names of 30 "credibly accused" priests and one lay teacher in 12/2014. On Corpus Christi's list 1/31/2019. Removed from ministry in the diocese in 1939.

Fr. Clinton Vincent Hagenbach

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Multiple allegations. Civil suit settled in 2002 for $1.5M. Died in 1987. Allegedly abused 1960s-1980s. Reportedly molested more than a dozen children at two parishes late 1960s-early 1970s. There were 16 plaintiffs in trial set for mid-2007. Massive LA archdiocese settlement for $660M for 500+ cases 7/14/07 just prior to this trial.

Fr. James Cairnan Haggerty

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 02/7/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused in 4/19 news reports. In 2018 the diocese reviewed an allegation against Haggerty from a man. Haggerty joined the Franciscan Order in 1950. Among his assignments were principal of Archbishop Walsh High School and, in 1969-74, director of youth retreats at Christ House in Lafayette, NJ. He also worked in Washington D.C., Brookline, MA, Tampa, FL and Butler, NJ. Haggerty died 2/7/91.

Fr. Jude Clarence Francis Hahn

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Madison WI

Accused of sexually abusing a minor boy in 1976. Civil suit filed in 2/94. Hahn admitted in a deposition to having sexual contact with four teenage boys, including the plaintiff, in the 1970s and '80s. A teacher at St. Lawrence Seminary High School told the Order in 1981-82 that Hahn, a dormitory supervisor, was having inappropriate contact with students. Left priesthood in 1993 and requested laicization. Pope approved the request. Died in 2008. Included on the Capuchins St. Joseph Province list of those with substantiated allegations against them.

Fr. Mark A. Haight

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

The Albany Diocese knew of allegations of child sexual abuse against Haight from early in his priesthood. On leave of absence 1980-1985; instead of going to treatment in 1980 after allegations, got a job teaching children, with a letter of recommendation from Bishop Hubbard. Sent to treatment at the House of Affirmation in CA in 1985, and in 1989 to the Servants of the Paraclete in NM. Diocese reportedly settled with at least two men, in 1989 and 1997, who alleged they were abused by Haight years prior. Reassigned as hospital chaplain in 1990. Removed from position in 1996 after hospital learned of his history. Accused of abusing a 14-year-old boy in Baltimore while a seminarian in 1974. Included on the Baltimore Archdiocese's list in 9/2002. Civil suit filed in Boston in 10/2004 claiming abuse by Haight and another priest at church in Colonie, NY and during trips to MA. Possibly at least six more victims. Suit filed in 1/2018 in VT by a man alleging Haight sexually abused him there as a boy. On the Albany Diocese's list 11/30/2018. Settlement of $750K in 6/2022 with a man claiming abuse as a boy by Haight in NY beginning in 1988 and continuing for over ten years. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. In 6/2023 the family of a man who came forward in 2002 sued the Archdiocese, St. Mary's Seminary and University and the Sulpice Foundation for wrongful death. The man died in 2022 from a drug overdose. His father was the founder in 1961 of the law firm that has since represented the Archdiocese. After his father died at age 43, the man, then age 14, took a night receptionist job at St. Mary's, where he met and was abused by Haight in 1974. The family said he began using drugs due to the emotional devastation from the abuse in 1974 and the Archdiocese's response after he came forward in the 2000s.

Fr. John P. Hajduk

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Shown as accused by the diocese on its list 3/20/18. When working in 1979 at Most Precious Blood in Angola, teachers from the school went to diocesan officials with their "anxieties" about Hajduk. He was kept in ministry. Accused in a 7/20 lawsuit of molesting a boy, age 14 or 15 in 1977 while assigned to Precious Blood. In 2005 a man reported to the diocese that Hajduk gave him drugs and alcohol and raped him repeatedly for three years, starting when he was age 12 in 1978. He said Hajduk threatened to kill him if he told. Accused in two suits in 2019 of abuse of boys while at Holy Family in Buffalo, his assignment after Most Precious Blood. Pastor in Cattaruagus in 1991, no longer in parishes after 1994.

Fr. Kent Hajduk

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Died: 01/24/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Named publicly by the Province of St. John the Baptist Franciscans in 1/2021 as having substantiated allegations against him of child sexual abuse. Hajduk left the order and was was laicized. He died 1/24/2018. Included on the Archdiocese of Detroit's list 1/14/2021. On the Cincinnati archdiocese's list 2/14/2022.


Fr. Stephen J. Halabura

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Died: 01/5/2023
Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Name added to the Allentown diocese's list in 2019. Per the list, Halabura retired in 2008 and was removed in 2019 after he self-reported in 5/2019 that he sexually abused a minor in the early 1980s at St. Anthony of Padua in Millmont. Named in a 3/2020 lawsuit as one of several priests who abused a young Reading altar boy. Died 1/5/2023.

Fr. Michael F. Hale

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 06/15/1975
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Included in the MI A.G.'s 10/2022 report as the subject of the sexual abuse of minors. Hale's personnel file shows an incident in his car in 1955 with a boy, age 15, who was hitchhiking, and mentions his "old problem." In 1956 two teenage boys at a Hancock parish told a priest that Hale took them and other boys on boat rides, gave them beer and sexually propositioned one of them multiple times. He also is said to have given boys alcohol in the rectory. Hale was sent to the Servants of the Paraclete in NM in 1956 then reassigned to a Caspian parish. Accused by 1968 of "sexual impropriety" with a boy at a Trenary church. He was then assigned as pastor of a Hubbel parish. In 1972 the father of a boy told Bishop Salatka that Hale had taken "liberties" with his son and that he should stop taking young boys to his camp. In 2004 a man reported that Hale had sexually abused him as a teenager. The same year, accused priest Joseph Carne said that he had been abused by Hale, leading to "lifelong troubles." Another man came forward in 2007, alleging abuse as a boy by Hale. Hale died in 1975. He appears to have remained in active ministry until his death.


Fr. Denis (Joseph) Hall

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 02/14/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Diocese of Gaylord on its list updated in 4/2021. Noted to have returned to his order in 1978. Died in 1996. Per his obituary, Hall worked in IN, IL, IA, OH, MN, NE. Mentioned in the MI Attorney General's 1/8/2024 Gaylord report. Included on the Franciscans' Our Lady of Guadalupe Province list as of 1/2024. (Member of the Sacred Heart Province; placing Hall for now in the St. Louis archdiocese, where the Province is based.)


Fr. Sidney P. Hall

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Died: 09/13/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 2022 of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl in 1966, while assigned to Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Hall was sent to Mexico to minister in 1966, returning in 1971 to Sacramento. He worked in parishes in Placerville, Galt and Knights Landing. He was involved in the diocesan Hispanic Apostolate, Cursillo and Marriage Encounter. He was also chaplain at Shriner's Hospital and a police chaplain. Per his obituary, Hall retired in 2002. A diocesan biography shows that Bishop Garcia asked him to step down as pastor from St. Peter's in June of that year due to concerns about his health. He was asked to help out at a West Sacramento parish, and did so for three years. Hall died in 2016.


Fr. Renald C. Hallee

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

A woman filed suit in 3/10 against Hallee and the diocese alleging that he sexually abused her 1970-1973, beginning when she was age 8 and he was assigned to St. John's Parish in Bangor ME. The court ruled in favor of the diocese and Hallee due to the statute of limitations. The woman settled with the diocese but appealed the decision regarding Hallee; it was reversed in 1/12. Hallee's last assignment as a priest was in 1977. He spent time the same year at the House of Affirmation in Whitinsville, MA, stayed in MA and married in 1983. He was a teacher in Lexington MA 1978-2007 and was laicized 5/4/09. As a volunteer at a parish in Billerica MA, he was allowed to chaperone teenagers on a church trip in 2010, despite having informed the parish priest about the lawsuit. The woman's suit against Hallee was dismissed by the ME Supreme Court on the statute of limitations. The court said she had not tried hard enough to locate him and serve him with a lawsuit. In 2020 the diocese received a report that Hallee sexually abused a high school student in the early 1970s. The allegations were deemed credible by the Diocesan Review Board, as announced in 1/22. 


Fr. James W. Haller

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

A woman told the diocese in 11/02 that Haller had had an inappropriate relationship with her more than 20 years prior, when she was a minor. Haller admitted to the relationship, saying that he had loved the girl and wanted to leave the priesthood and marry her. Instead, he was unable to leave the priesthood and the relationship ended. Diocese said that the report was the "first and only" report about Haller. He resigned from his assignment. Not listed in 3/03 Attorney General Report on the Manchester Diocese. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Thomas R. Haller

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 12/20/2001
Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Entered the Jesuits in 1940. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in 1950 while assigned to Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, WI and in the 1960s while assigned to Creighton Prep in Omaha. Dismissed from the Jesuits in 8/1982, laicized in 1983. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/2020. Died 12/20/2001 in San Jose, CA.


Br. Lawrence M. Halsey

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Order: FMS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Known as Brother Cronin, Halsey is accused in a 2002 civil suit of abusing a teenage girl 1968-72 at Marist high school in Eugene. Another woman also alleged molestation when she was in high school but later withdrew her claim. Halsey left the order, married, and was living in Oregon as of 2002.

Br. Eugene Hambrock

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Order: OSC
Status: Accused

Died: 01/30/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in IN, NY, MN, and NE. Died 1/30/1999. Name is included on the 3/8/2014 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims against them of the sexual abuse of minors.  No indication as to where Hambrock was working at the time of the alleged abuse or when allegations were received.

Fr. Louis Hamm

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 01/8/1988
Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Named publicly as accused by the FL Attorney General in its report released 11/6/2020, name misspelled "Lewis." Rev. Louis Hamm was from Germany. He worked as a physician and Holy Name Province Franciscan friar in China beginning in 1934, and was ordained there in 1949. He arrived in the U.S. in 1951 and worked for the Province in NC, GA, NJ, RI. The 1986 volume of the Official Catholic Directory shows Hamm as at the Franciscan Home for Retired Priests in St. Petersburg, FL. Died 1/8/1988 in Butler, NJ, age 86. Included on the Province's list in 10/2021 of those against whom there are substantiated allegations.

Fr. John E. Hammer

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Youngstown OH

"Father Jack." Removed in 2002 after admitting to abuse of an altar boy 1980-1983. Sent to St. Luke's Institute for treatment in 1985 then worked as a hospital chaplain in the Baltimore archdiocese. Faculties removed in Baltimore in 1990; Bishop Malone persuaded the Saginaw MI diocese to take him, and he worked there parishes there for the next 12 years, including as pastor. Lawsuit filed in 9/2002 by three plaintiffs from the Youngstown diocese and one from the Saginaw diocese, claiming church authorities knew of wrongdoing by Hammer as early as 1978. Name included on the Baltimore archdiocese's list of accused in 9/2002. Laicized in 2006. On the Saginaw diocese's list 4/25/2018. On the Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/2018. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Joseph T. Hammond

Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Died: 02/10/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 6/16 a man testified that when he was in high school in 1961, Hammond masturbated in front of him and tried to fondle him in the rectory of St. Leo's in Ashley. He said other boys saw Hammond masturbating that night, too. The man said, in part, that he drove to the police station and that the officer on duty, who was a St. Leo's parishioner, told him he didn't want to hear it and to leave. He said he told his girlfriend, then his mother, who contacted the diocese, and that the diocese told her it would be taken care of. Hammond was kept in ministry and made Monsignor in 1968. He died in 1985. Hammond's diocesan file had no record of the allegation, and the Ashley police had no record of the report. The GJ was able to corroborate the man's story via another person who was there that night and from the man's his wife, who was his girlfriend in 1961. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Robert W. Hammond

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Died: 11/5/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Accused in a 2/03 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy in 1979. Hammond was director of the Catholic youth summer program at the boy's parish. Same accuser and and three others also alleged that they were abused by Rev. Albert Cason. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, Hammond was "unassigned." Bishop placed Hammond under restrictions pending investigation. Resigned from his last post in 2000 for "personal reasons not related to any criminal activity." Sentenced to life of prayer and penance, per diocese in 6/12. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of abusing a boy, age 12 or 13, between 1972 and 1974. The suit also alleges abuse of "multiple other children."  Hammond died in 11/21.

Fr. Augustine Hanchak

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 11/12/2001
Diocese: Diocese of Dodge City KS

Named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Dodge City on its list 10/1/19. It notes recent allegations of abuse occurring in the 1960s. Substantiated. Worked in the diocese 8/63-8/65. Died 11/20/01. Included in 11/22 on the Diocese of Superior's list, where he worked 1966-68 and 1976-84. Multiple allegations.

Fr. Walter A. Hancock

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 03/2/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

First identified publicly as accused on 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list, which stated: 'multiple allegations deemed substantiated.' Assignment list published by Owensboro diocese omits assignment as pastor at St Charles church in Livermore, as listed in 1987 Official Catholic Directory. Died 3/2/12.

Fr. Michael R. Hands

Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Arrested in 5/01, charged with sexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy over a year and a half period. Also accused of abusing a a 22-year-old man about 10 years prior. Pled guilty in 2002-03 on two separate charges. Sentenced in 2003 to 2 years jail and to 6 months jail and 5 years probation. Released in 4/04; requested laicization. Identified as Priest W in Suffolk Co. Grand Jury report of 1/03. On NY Sex Offender Registry. Arrested in 7/17 related to report of abuse 7/24/17 of a teen boy in Charlton. Charges included sodomy, sex abuse and using a child in a sexual performance. Also accused of possession and distribution of child porn. Had been living at Easton Mountain Retreat, a center "created by gay men as a gift to the world," per its website. Guilty plea 1/18. Died in apparent suicide in jail 2/27/18. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Fr. Charles T. Hanel

Ordained: 1983
Status: Charges Dropped

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Assigned to Queen of Apostles in Pewaukee when arrested 9/18, charged with second degree sexual assault of a child. Accused of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl during confession on 12/17/17. He denied the allegation. Pled not guilty in 1/19. Mistrial in 3/20 after publicity that the alleged victim's mother was attempting to gain legal status to stay in the U.S. The D.A. decided not to seek new charges. The archdiocese announced in 8/20 that it found the allegations to be "unsubstatiated and false" and that Hanel would be returned to ministry.

Fr. Thomas Ronald Haney

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Accused of inappropriate touching and comments toward a child. Died 6/16/12. Accused after his death of having sexually abused a child. Per obit, was a "prolific writer, homilist, educator." Principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School in Coal Township beginning in 1967. Edited the diocesan paper 1975-2006. Parish assignments in Lancaster, Columbia, Steelton Shamokin and Ranshaw. Pastor 1976-1981 in Palmyra,and 1981-1985 in Steelton. Was also at Harrisburg and New Cumberland parishes. Retired 2006. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Bernard Brian Hanley

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Ireland and arrived in L.A. in 1958. Returned to Ireland in 1965 and continued as an active priest through at least the early 2000s. In 2002 or 2003 a woman alleged abuse by Hanley when she was age 4. Accused in a 2004 suit of abusing two minors in 1965. Church did not believe allegations. Personnel file released in 1/13.

Fr. James T. Hanley

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Admitted in 10/4/03 deposition to abusing about 12 boys 1968-82; abuse included oral sex. Also said he had admitted the abuse to Bishop Rodimer in 9/85. Removed from ministry by Rodimer in 1986. Hanley admitted abusing Mark Serrano 1974-81 starting at age 9. Serrano went public 3/18/02. Serrano case was settled by diocese in 1987 for $350K with a confidentiality agreement. Request for laicization granted 2/7/03. One victim died by suicide in 2003. Diocese settled with 21 accusers in 2005. Served one year in jail on weapons charge. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Lawsuits filed in 12/19 by at least two new accusers. Died in 4/20.

Fr. James Bernard Hanlon

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Accused of abuse of a 16-year-old boy in late 1982 or early 1983. Settled in 1997 for $12.5K. Hanlon died 2/17/90 at age 38. He was HIV positive; death certificate says years of alcoholism contributed to his death. Diocese ordered to produce personnel files. Allegations are that the diocese shielded Hanlon and other abusers. Personnel files produced 11/28/06. Named in new suit 4/07. Suit against Hanlon and Fr. Teczar settled in 2/08. Another claim settled in 3/09.

Fr. John R. Hanlon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Died: 10/20/2016
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of sexually abusing at least 10 boys during a 14-year period. Convicted of raping one youth. Sentenced to three concurrent life sentences as of 3/94. Also abused victim's brother. Would take boys to nude beaches to desensitize them. Civil suit filed by the two brothers settled in 1994 for an undisclosed sum. Still shown as Senior Priest/Retired as of 3/05. Voluntary laicization announced 6/10/05. Still in prison in 5/11. Name included on archdiocese's list of accused 8/25/11. Died in 2016.

Fr. Austin B. Hanna

Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Died: 01/9/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

"Fr. Gus." Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abuse, including rape, of a boy, ages 8-12, who resided at St. Joseph Villa in the 1970s. Hanna was chaplain at the home 1946-77. Per Hannah's accuser, a Sr. Betty discovered blood in the boy's underwear underwear, beat him and sent him back to Hanna for confession. Hanna died 1/9/06 at age 97. The same accuser alleged in a separate lawsuit that he was also brutally abused at age 16 in 1981 by a man who ran a church youth program, Dan Charcholla.

Fr. Jack Hanna

Order: CSB
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Taught at University of St. Thomas in Houston for 30 years and was head of Campus Ministry in the 1970s and 1980s. Took groups of students each summer to Merida, Mexico. Also taught at St. Thomas High School. Received his M.Div at St. Michael's College in Toronto, Canada in 1973. Named publicly as credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor(s) by the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese on its list 1/31/2019. Faculties removed in 2013. From 2013 until at least 2018 was Treasurer General of the Basilian Fathers Council in Toronto.


Br. Rogers (Charles) Hannan

Order: SVD
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV

Professed vows for the Divine Word Missionaries in 1982. Worked in IL, NJ, IA, WV. Named publicly as accused on the Wheeling-Charleston dioceses' list in late 2018. Allegation reported to the Order 8/23/2012 of solicitation of a minor via computer in 2012. WV Department of Health and Human Resources notified 8/24/2012. Withdrew from the Order in 10/2012. Case sent to prosecutor's office in 2014. Convicted, sentenced to 2-10 years in jail in McDowell County, WV. Name included on the Order's list 4/18/2021. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, where he worked 1983-1986 and 2000-2001.

Br. James Vincent Hanney

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Multiple allegations of abuse of male and female teens. Per Order, accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Shown as a 'former' brother as of 6/11/14. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested. The 1982 yearbook for All Hallows High School in the Bronx shows Hanney was there as a science teacher. A woman alleged in 2012 abuse and rape 1977-80 when she was a Bishop Gibbons High School student in Schenectady NY and he was her teacher and counselor. Reportedly, in 1971 Gibbons High students showed their principal a photo of two young men and Hanney sitting nude on a picnic table, and the principal did nothing. Assigned to Briscoe Memorial School in Kent WA 1963-64. In 2019, may be teaching in the Philippines. Named in new suit in 2/19. As of 8/19 named in 11 complaints. Added to Albany list 12/4/19. Twelve pending lawsuits by 7/20.

Fr. Patrick Hannon

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 12/27/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Little Rock AR

Named publicly as accused by the Subiaco Abbey Benedictines on its list 1/24/20. It notes one allegation of abuse, occurring in the early 1950s at St. Benedict's in Subiaco. May have transferred to the Diocese of Columbus, and died 12/27/94. Included on the Diocese of Little Rock's list.

Fr. Robert E. Hannon

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 01/16/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/2018 and in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Transferred to Hawaii 6/1979. Honolulu diocese knew in at least 1986 that Hannon admitted in treatment at Paracletes in NM to abuse of at least twenty youths, ages 12-19. One accuser was female; she said Hannon fondled her at ages 6-8, in the 1970s, in HI. Erie diocese revealed in 2003 it knew of eight Hannon victims. Died in Hawaii 1/16/2006, age 79.

Fr. Joseph B. Hanrahan

Order: SSC
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 05/29/1990
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Columbans U.S. Province on its list in 2/22. A single allegation is noted, of abuse occurring in 1976. Hanrahan died in 1990. Per the Official Catholic Directory, he was assigned in 1976 to St. Columban in St. Columbans, NE.


Fr. Michael F. Hanrahan

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Died: 09/27/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Resigned in 1993. Pled guilty in 1994 to molesting a boy in 1983-1984. Served three years in prison. Avoided prosecution in cases involving the boy's two older brothers. Civil suit filed by at least one man. Court ordered the diocese to produce Hanrahan's secret archive file. Diocese settled, file not produced. Court ruled in 1998 that procedural error meant Hanrahan no longer had to register as a sexual predator. Laicized in the early 1990s. Died in 2007. On the diocese's list of credibly accused 3/1/2019.

Fr. Michael H. Hansen

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Accused in a lawsuit settled in 2020 in the high five figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 14-15, in 1980-81 while assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes in West Orange. The suit was settled on behalf of the estate of the claimant, who died before the claim was resolved. Hanson died 8/14/12.

Fr. David J. Hanser


Fr. Michael Joseph Haran

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse. Died 1973. One victim alleged abuse in 1948. A 2003 civil suit alleged abuse of one 1949-57. Archdiocese released only one page from Haran's personnel file in 1/13 when it released those of over 200 accused priests.

Fr. William Harbert

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 04/24/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Publicly accused in 1993 of abusing three teenage siblings - a girl and two boys- in the early to mid-1970s. They first came forward in the early 1980s. In 6/2003 a man said that in 11/1992 he told Bishop Myers he was abused by Harbert beginning at age 14 in 1972 for two years, and by Fr. Francis Engles, and that he went to a news outlet in 2/1993 after no action from Myers. The story didn't run until 9/1993, after which the priests were removed from public ministry. They both admitted to the abuse. Harbert had been working as a nursing home chaplain. Another man said that in 10/1993 he told Myers the two priests had abused him in 1980, and another said Harbert molested him as a boy in 1969. Suit filed in 2/1004. Plaintiff claimed the Diocese knew of abuse in the 1970s. Settled in 2005. Another suit filed in 1/2007. One man said Harbert and Fr. Duane Leclercq abused him as a high school freshman in 1964, and that Harbert also abused his friends. Harbert died 4/24/2003. His name was included on the diocese's list in 12/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. It notes 12 reported survivors, of abuse in IL and FL.

Fr. Roy T. Hardin

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

A man alleged to the diocese was in 1994 that Hardin abused him as a teenager in 1976 after going to the priest for counseling. Diocese found allegations credible and permanently suspended Hardin. The statute of limitations stopped legal action. Hardin was still receiving church-paid therapy in 2005. On diocese's list 2/13/2019.

Fr. John E. Hardman

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Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 04/20/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Mobile on its list 12/6/2018. "Misconduct" noted to have occurred 1972-1978. Worked at some point at Most Pure Heart of Mary parish in Mobile. Also worked in New Orleans. On the Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. In residence at some point at St. Catherine of Siena in Donaldsonville, LA. Hardman died in 2007. 


Fr. James E. Hargadon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Four civil suits filed in 2002 by men accusing Hargadon of abuse when they were altar boys. Privileges removed in 2002 after suits filed. Twice convicted of abuse in 2004. Received separate eight-year sentences in two counties. Died 5/05 after one year in prison. In 10/05 Vatican ordered him (already dead) to life of prayer and penance. One man who lived in Texas said he reported the abuse to Bishop Tschoepe of Dallas in about 1990. Apparently nothing done. On Louisville archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. Bruce Harger

Ordained: 2001
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Resigned in 6/20 as pastor of Church of the Epiphany in Cliffside Park after an allegation that he abused a minor prior to ordination. Ordained in 2001 at age 47 after a career in music, including in Carmel CA, Washington DC and Switzerland. Studied theology in San Jose CA, New Orleans and News Jersey. Studied for the priesthood at Seton Hall University in NJ. Harger denied wrongdoing.

Fr. Henry G. Hargreaves

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Died: 02/22/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Spent priesthood in AK. Removed from parish in Bethel, AK in 2003 and sent for evaluation after a woman in her 60s said he made improper advances toward her weeks prior. Moved to the Jesuits' Regis Community in Spokane, WA. Named in a  settlement in 11/2007 between the Jesuits and 110 plaintiffs. In 1/2009, 43 plaintiffs in AK sued the order and Seattle University President Rev. S. Sundborg, alleging Sundborg knew about abuse by Hargreaves and others but took no action. Two or more pending claims are shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for the Fairbanks diocese 1/25/2010. Died 02/22/2013. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes claims in 2008 and 2009 of sexual abuse of a minor 1958-1964, 1965-1966, 1967-1969, 1974, 1985 and 1990-1992. Allegedly raped boys as young as age 5. The Fairbanks diocese's list of perpetrators in 2/2020 shows there were 10 victims.

Fr. Thomas M. Harkins

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Died: 02/8/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Named in a 1994 RICO civil suit filed in Camden. Allegation of abuse of girl in 1979-1980. Sent for therapy. Second allegation. Both settled for $195K. Church did not report allegation to police per state law. Sent for treatment on other occasions. Active until 2002 when permanently removed. A woman filed suit 5/16/2012 alleging abuse on multiple occasions in 1980 and 1981 at St. Anthony of Padua in Hammonton. In 2012 held security post at Philadelphia International Airport. Suit settled 6/27/2014 under undisclosed terms. Added to Diocese of Gallup's list 4/2019; worked in a parish there 10/1981-1/1982. On Camden diocese's list 2/13/2019. Died 2/8/2020.

Fr. H. Robert Harness

Ordained: 1982
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Temporarily removed from ministry 4/22/2013, pending an investigation by the County Attorney and Diocese. Allegedly had inappropriately touched a minor in about 1990, while at St. Mary's in Keota, Sts. Peter and Paul in Clear Creek, and St. Elizabeth in Harper. Pastor of Holy Family in Davenport when removed. Allegation was received approximately 4-5 days before his removal. Reinstated by the Diocese 5/23/2013 after the investigator did not substantiate the allegation.

Fr. Peter P. Harney

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Died: 04/16/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

From Ireland. Graduated from St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. Spent his entire career in MD and DE. Retired in 12/1974. Died 04/16/2000. Apparently was named in a civil suit filed in DE in 2009; his personnel file was to be released in 11/2009 by the Wilmington diocese as part of the diocese's bankruptcy filing. File released in 2/2012.

Fr. Lionel A. Harnish

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 06/10/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

First named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 11/10/2018. Per news in 1981, had three adopted sons. Removed from ministry in 1986 after a parish janitor found "incriminating photographs" in the building. Harnish died in 2011. (The 2007 list erroneously noted his death to have been in 2007.) Included in the MI Attorney General's 1/8/2024 Gaylord report.

Fr. Michael D. Harriman

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Monsignor. Sued under the CA Child Victims Act which took effect 1/1/2020. Accused of sexually abusing boy(s) at St. Vincent's Boys Home and CYO Camp in the early 1980s. Denied the allegation(s). The review board did not substantiate the claim(s). In active ministry in 6/2022.


Fr. John M. Harrington

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Died: 08/22/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Longtime director of Family Services for New York Catholic Charities. Also parish priest and chaplain for a Children's Home. Per obit, "always taught religion to children in both the parish and public schools." Died 8/22/09. Named publicly for the first time in 2017 settlement from the archdiocese's Reconciliation and Compensation Program for Victim-Survivors of Abuse. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. John S. Harrington

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 03/5/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, OR Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/2011) the Province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Harrington's name is included on this list. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes claims in 2009 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1975. Harrington was assigned 1966-1975 to Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and 1975-1994 to St. Jude's parish in Havre, MT. He died 3/05/2004.

Fr. Michael J. Harrington

Ordained: 1942
Status: Sued

Died: 12/19/1989
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Included 3/20/18 on the diocese's list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 1989; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Pastor for 25 years of Immaculate Conception in Buffalo. Monsignor. Retired in 1995. In 8/19 a man filed suit, claiming Harrington fondled him as a 10-year-old altar boy in 1965 on a trip to New York City. He said the abuse took place in a hotel while Harrington bathed him. Bishop McNulty was on the boys paper route, and the boy reportedly told the bishop about the abuse. He said McNulty said he'd "take care of it" and gave the boy a generous tip. Another man had a similar story of abuse by Harrington at about age 12, during a trip to Montreal. The man said Harrington regularly took altar boys with him on trips. Accused in a suit filed in 9/19 of abuse of a boy, starting at age 10, 1978-81. By 8/21 there were 17 lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act with accusations against Harrington.

Fr. Rayner Harrington

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 07/26/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/2019. Allegation reported in 1966 of the recent sexual abuse of minors. Assigned in 1966 to St. Anthony's in Tigard, OR. Died in 1996. Included on the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Bishop Timothy J. Harrington

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Died: 03/23/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Accused in a 3/29/2005 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 11-15, three times. The abuse allegedly consisted of genital fondling, anal penetration, and oral copulation. The diocese examined diocesan records and stated that it "found no basis of credibility to the claims." Retired in 1994. Died in 1997. Claim NOT included in 11/08 $4.5M settlement with Diocese.

Fr. Bernard A. Harris

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Died: 09/7/1972
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

"Father Harry." Accused in a 1/2006 lawsuit of raping 4 of 8 siblings 1968-1972 in OR. (Brother of Rev. James Harris, accused of abusing the same family.) Harris was incardinated in the Helena MT at time of alleged abuse, teaching at Loyola High School in Missoula and working at St. Francis Xavier parish there. He died 9/7/1972. In 3/2011 20 claims were settled by the Jesuits. Named as an abuser of at least one child at St. Ignatius Mission in MT in a 9/2011 civil suit. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/2016. Worked at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma 1949-1952. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/2018, which notes reports in 1993, 2006 and 2009 of abuse 1958-1962, 1962-1966, 1965-1969 and 1971-1972.

Fr. Brennan Harris

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

First named publicly as accused on Indianapolis archdiocese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have one victim, abuse allegedly occurring in 1971. On Lake Charles diocese's list 4/11/19; multiple victims noted, occurring 1983-87 in Lake Arthur, LA and Port Arthur, TX. Principal of St. Maria Goretti High School in Lake Arthur. Diocese received allegations 1991 and 1995. Removed from ministry by Order. Died in 1993.

Fr. James M. Harris

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in a 2006 civil suit of abusing 3 of 8 siblings, ages of 5-14, beginning in 1968. He had befriended the family after their house burned down. Brother of Bernard M. Harris who is alleged to also have abused the children. Died in 1999. There were 7 claims against Harris by 4/07. New lawsuit to be filed 8/07 alleging abuse of 1 youth in the early 1950s. Another suit filed by 2 brothers in 2/17 claiming abuse by Harris and Rev. Maurice Grammond when they were ages 9-13 and 11-12, while their step-father suffered from leukemia.

Fr. John E. Harris

Ordained: 1984
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Disciplined in 1999 for launching a sexually explicit website. Placed on leave in 2003 after allegations of nude swimming and boating with youths 20 years prior. Subject of several complaints filed against the diocese. Reportedly moved to Canada and was defrocked in 2015. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/2023 of sexually abusing a boy, beginning when the boy was age 14, in the mid-1980s. The boy lived at the Rumford Boys' Home, across the street from Harris' parish.

Fr. Kenneth L. Harris

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 06/22/1964
Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

First named publicly as accused on the Diocese of Steubenville's list 10/31/2018. Noted to have been suspended from ministry in 1963. Per the 1943 Official Catholic Directory, Harris was a priest of the the Natchez MS diocese. By 1950 he was Absent On Leave from Natchez, in San Bernardino, CA, back in MS by 1951, then Absent on Leave again in the 1952 Directory. By 1953 he was still on leave from Natchez, in the Diocese of Steubenville. He died 6/22/1964. On the Jackson diocese's list 3/19/2019. It notes alleged abuse in 1951 in Steubenville, reported in 1998 and 2003.

Fr. L. Yates Harris

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Died: 11/1/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Taught public school in MD for 14 years prior to seminary and was a guidance counselor for five of those years. Moved to South FL after ordination. Accused in a 3/2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1982. Harris was the boy's guidance counselor and chaplain at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale. The alleged victim said the counseling office at the school was lined with pictures Harris had taken of shirtless male students. All had hand-written notes on the back on them. Harris died in 1996.

Fr. Michael A. Harris

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Removed in 1/1994 after the mother of one youth who died of AIDS made allegations against Harris to the diocese. Accused of abuse of another male student at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana in 1991 per 1994 civil suit, which was later dropped. A third accuser settled for $5.2M in 2001. Laicized 11/13/2001. Several other victims filed suits  in 2003. Harris worked in both Orange and Los Angeles and is on lists released by both. Personnel file released in 5/2012. Civil suit settled with Orange for $2M just before trial in 6/2012. Suit filed in 12/2019.

Fr. Steven Harris

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. Isaac Jogues in Wayne. Had served as chancellor for archdiocese. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims were unsubstantiated. Assigned to Tribunal and Chancery. Pastor of St. Bridget's in East Falls since 6/15; placed again on leave 12/15 due to "concerns regarding his suitability for ministry at this time," and not due to allegations of a crime.

Fr. Wallace A. Harris

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Placed on leave 8/08 from Saint Charles Borromeo Parish after allegations surfaced of sex abuse of a minor in late 1980s. Second allegation reported to the DA's office during initial investigation. By 9/20/08, 8 more accusers had come forward. No criminal charges due to SOL. Harris denied all allegations. Resigned from parish in 9/10 and was permanently removed from active priesthood. Sentenced to life of prayer and penance 1/12 by Vatican. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Arthur Harrison

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Charged in 2003 in a Marin County for sex abuse of 10-year-old girl in 1961 at Our Lady of Loretto parish. Case dismissed 7/03 after ruling by US Supreme Court. Accused in 1988 of molesting two San Jose girls, and having affair with their mother. Not charged. Retired in 1992. Two claims settled in 6/05 as part of $21.2 mil settlement with SF Archdiocese involving 5 priests. Died 11/06. On San Jose diocese's list 10/18/18.

Fr. Craig F. Harrison

Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Monsignor. Sheriff's Office and Police chaplain. Adopted 8 boys. Suspended in 4/19; investigation of inappropriate touch of a boy, ages 14-16, decades prior in Firebaugh. Report to diocese in 4/12; diocese told police three days later. Harrison denied the claims. The Bakersfield community responded with overwhelming support for Harrison. In late 4/19 two more men alleged  abuse as minors by Harrison. One of them had reported in 1998 and again in 2002 that Harrison abused him in Firebaugh in 1998. Unsubstantiated, per diocese in 2002. Case closed by Bakersfield police in 6/19. Fresno diocese continued to investigate. Harrison filed a slander lawsuit in 8/19 against the Roman Catholic Faithful, a group publicizing claims Harrison abused in Firebaugh. He also sued the diocese and a monk. Merced County DA said in 11/19 no charges due to the statute of limitations. In 2/20 the Fresno DA said no charges due to the statute of limitations, but allegations appeared credible. Resigned priesthood in 2/21. Two suits filed in 6/21. Included on the Fresno diocese's list in 8/21 of credibly accused.

Fr. Robert Harrison

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Cardinal Hayes High School teacher from around 1989; also basketball coach, assistant principal. Admitted 12/22/14 to sexual abuse of 10 minors in 1970s and '80s in NYC and WI. Was borrowing money from staff members; when asked why Harrison said he needed it to pay a victim. Removed from ministry, sent to a "facility" and district attorneys notified, per Order. Included on the Capuchin's list of those with substantiated allegations against them.

Br. Thomas Harrison

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Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Br. Bosco. Joined the Xaverians in 1941. Left in 1973. Clinical psychologist. Named publicly as accused by the Order on its list 7/12/2019, which notes an allegation of abuse in the late 1950s reported in 2009. Deceased. On the Baltimore Archdiocese's list 7/23/2019. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. James A. Harrold

Order: SMA
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 08/30/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

From Ireland, where he was ordained. Assigned in GA in 1947. Named publicly as accused on the Savannah diocese's list 11/8/2018, his surname misspelled 'Harold.' Middle initial A is given in the Official Catholic Directory. Noted on the list to have worked in the Savannah diocese 1948-1956. Assigned in Atlanta and then to an African-American parish and high school in Savannah. Subsequently he was a fundraiser based in Tenafly NJ, Doylestown PA, and Dedham MA, with two stints as a West African missionary in Liberia. He was also treasurer of the American province 1958-1962 and superior in Dedham 1974-1976. In 1982 he returned to Ireland, where he died 8/30/2009. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report. Allegedly raped a minor in 1957, resulting in the birth of a boy.

Fr. John F. Harrold

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Arrested in 1983 for sending child porn through the mail. Charges dropped when he entered a treatment center in New Mexico. Worked in England at a Paraclete home for recovering alcoholics and at a retreat house in CA. In 1997 the Diocese requested that he resign as a priest. Last known to be living in Indio, CA. On diocese's list 12/3/18. Noted to have been dismissed from the clerical state. Sued under the NY Child Victims Act; accused of abuse of a boy in the early 1980s at St. Mary of the Assumption.

Fr. Ellis N. Harsham

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Per news reports in 1993, Harsham had oral sex with two high school students in the 1970s. Accused of abuse of several boys. Said to have plied boys with alcohol, marijuana and pornography. Civil suit named Harsham and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin as abusers. Case withdrawn but plaintiff settled claims against Harsham in 1994. Placed on administrative leave in 1994, resigned from active ministry a few months later. Maintained administrative leave status until he was laicized in 2006.

Bishop Joseph Hubert Hart

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 08/23/2023
Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

KC-St. Joseph priest, Cheyenne bishop 1976-2001. Resigned. Two allegations to KC-St. Joseph in 1989 and 1992 of abuse of boys in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Psych eval, returned to ministry in WY. Accused in 2002 of abusing a boy in 1976 in WY. D.A. cleared, accuser discredited. Accused in 2004 suit by three men of abuse as boys. More suits in 2005. Settled in 8/2008. New suit in 11/2011. Settlements in 2014. By 7/2018 named by 10 in lawsuits. Investigation in 2018 after a man alleged abuse as child in WY. Investigator said credible, that the 2002 investigation was flawed and those claims were credible. Report to Vatican in 5/2018. Restrictions on Hart continued; he denied accusations. Investigation reopened in 8/2018. Diocese announced three new credible allegations in 9/2019. WY prosecutors again did not pursue. Per Cheyenne list in 11/2019, there were six male accusers of abuse as teens 1977-1983. "Cleared" in 1/2021 by the Vatican on seven accusations; said five others could not be proven; two of the boys were ages 16 and 17 when abused, so unable to prosecute as not minors, per Church. The diocese reportedly said Hart was accused of the abuse of 11 males and one female. In 10/2022 Hart, age 91, was to return to KC to live in a senior facility. Reportedly in 6/2023, Hart did not relocate to KC after all. Died 8/23/2023.

Fr. Paul S. Hart

Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Died: 10/30/2022
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

In 2012 a woman reported to the archdiocese that when she was a 17-year-old high school student in 1990 Hart sexually abused her. She was a participant in the CYO at St. Ann's in Metarie, where Hart was assigned. The archdiocesan review board determined that Hart had abused the girl. Because canon law at the time stated that adulthood was at age 16, Archbishop Aymond told the Vatican that Hart had not abused a minor. Hart was allowed to remain in active ministry. In 1/2022 he stepped down from his job as chaplain of Brother Martin High School after the school learned of the earlier allegation. Hart and the archdiocese reportedly said his retirement was due to health issues. Further, Hart said that he had never been accused of misconduct with anyone under age 18. Hart died in 10/2022.


Fr. Al F. Harte

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Died: 08/24/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

A woman filed suit 1/31/14 alleging that Harte and two other priests, "Fr. Bob" and "Fr. Allen", abused her on multiple occasions 1978-80 when she was a student at Holy Family Catholic School. Harte was at the parish 1976-89. The suit claims the diocese know of his behavior before her abuse. He died 8/24/02.

Fr. Edward T. Hartel

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 03/2/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Report to the Archdiocese in 1995 that Hartel sexually abused an altar boy on one occasion sometime between 1975 and 1978. Admitted the abuse. Arrested. Three other priests were accused of abuse of the same youth. Hartel was acquitted on another allegation because of identification problems. The Archdiocese said he would not be reassigned. At least one claim included in a $1.3M settlement with the Archdiocese in 12/2006. Died in 2013. Included on the Archdiocese's list 10/15/2018.

Fr. Julian Hartig

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Died: 10/14/1987
Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Originally from the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist in Cincinnati OH. Worked in TX, MO, KS, KY and NM. Assigned to China missions 1929-1936. In NM worked in Gallup and Lumberton and its missions. Assignments included St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Gallup NM (1955), St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Lumberton NM (1961-1964). Died 10/14/1987 in Albuquerque. Accused of sexually abusing a young girl near the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in the early 1960s. Allegation found to be credible by the Diocese and Order. Included on the Gallup diocese's 12/2014 list of clerics credibly accused of sexual abuse of minor(s).

Fr. Charles W. Hartling

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Became a Marist Brother in 1959. Taught at Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle NJ until 1976, then entered seminary in Darlington NJ. Assistant Program Director for Union County CYO Office; Coordinator of Crossroads Program. Ordained to priesthood 5/26/79. Assistant at Holy Parish in Union 1979-93; St. Elizabeth's in Wyckoff 1993-99; St. Mary's in Rutherford starting 1999, St. Mary's High faculty member. Retired 12/11. Died 6/25/12. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted.

Br. Bernard Joseph Hartman

Order: SM
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Joined Marianists in 1958; worked many years in Australia. Taught 1986-97 at North Catholic High in Pittsburgh. US Marianists learned of Australian allegations in 1997; removed from school. Sent to treatment; reassigned to internal ministry under safety plan. In 1999 accused by woman in Australia of sexual abuse when she was age 8. He apologized to her by letter. In US in 2008 when he celebrated his 50th anniversary. Lived in Dayton OH area in 2009. New accusers in Australia. Returned to Australia 9/13, convicted of sustained sexual abuse, including penetration, of a boy and 2 girls as young as age 8. Two more allegations at N. Catholic. Released from jail in Australia 7/23/17 after 3 years, 1 year suspended. To return to US. Per Marianists he was to live in a non-Marianist facility with direct supervision of men with "significant personal issues and/or legal convictions" for the rest of his life, with no external ministry. On Marianists list 6/24/20. On Covington diocese's list 7/31/20.

Fr. Donald Hartman

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 11/15/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Multiple allegations. In 2/2011, a man picketed St. Peter's Cathedral in Marquette saying he was abused on multiple occasions by Hartman in Champion in about 1960. Hartman was reportedly forced to leave the parish as a result of the abuse. Named in the MI Attorney General's 10/2022 report. Accused in a 1991 lawsuit of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old altar boy at the Diocesan Retirement Home in Escanaba. Removed from public ministry in 1/1992 and sent to St. Luke's Institute in MD. In 2002 a man told the diocese he was an altar boy in the late 1950s at a St. Ignace parish and that Hartman was "pedophilic." In 4/2004 a man reported that Hartman sexually abused him multiple times in 1953-1954, when the man was age 14 or 15. He remembered that Hartman was arrested for sexually abusing boys while assigned in the Champion, Republic, Michigamme area. Accused in 2005 of abuse 1960-1961 of an altar boy, age 11 or 12 in St. Ignace. His parents confronted Hartman, who was transferred. The accuser said other boys were abused as well. Accused in 2010 of abuse of a boy, age 9 or 10, in 1963 in Champion. After a woman saw an incident, police were notified. Hartman was removed from the parish. He died in 1999. 


Fr. Richard G. Hartnett

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Northeast Province Jesuits list updated 11/1/19. It notes an allegation received in 2019 of abuse of a minor in 1975. Assigned 1966-69 and 1978-79 to Jesuit High School in NYC, and 1973-75 to Colegio San Ignacio in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Hartnett left the Jesuits in 1982.

Fr. Alan Hartway

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

The KC-St. Joseph diocese announced on 7/31/20 that it had received a credible allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor against Hartway. The Order announced the allegation the previous day. The abuse occurred when Hartway was assigned to St. James in Liberty, MO. Hartway was pastor of a Mead, CO parish when removed 11/27/19, due to the allegation. Included on the diocese's list of those with substantiated allegations. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Lawrence N. Hartwig

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Died: 09/21/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Reportedly in 5/2002, the Grand Rapids Diocese had substantiated allegations against Hartwig and seven other priests. Hartwig was named in single allegation of abuse occurring in Muskegon in 1982. Per the Official Catholic Directory, Hartwig was "on duty outside the diocese" beginning in 1987. It shows him as: chaplain at St. Francis Hospital/Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT 1987-1990; chaplain at St. Mary Hospital in Springfield, MA 1990-1991; Director of Pastoral Ministry fo Santa Rosa Health Care in San Antonio, TX 1991-1994.His whereabouts 1994-1998 are unclear. Hartwig died 9/21/1998.

Fr. Gerald Hartz

Ordained: 1959
Status: Charged

Died: 03/6/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Former superintendent of Sioux City Catholic schools. Charged in 9/1995 with indecent contact with a girl, age 13. Took leave. Charges dropped in 12/1995 when the girl would not testify and Hartz agreed to resign from assignment. In 9/1996 a woman filed suit alleging that in 12/1994 Hartz grabbed her, kissed her neck and touched her while in his church. Case later dismissed from federal court. "On special assignment" per the 2002 Catholic Directory. Living in Bakersfield, CA in 12/2008 per the diocese's website. Included on the Diocese of Fresno's list of credibly accused in 8/2021. Noted to have retired in 2003, and faculties revoked in 2019. Died 3/6/2022, at age 88.

Br. Harold Harvers

Order: OSF
Status: Sued

Died: 08/24/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

An 18-year-old graduate of St. Anthony High School in South Huntington, where Harvers taught, accused Harvers in a lawsuit in 1/95 of sexually harrassing and abusing her at the school three years prior. She said Harvers would brush up against her in the hallways, grab and kiss her. She also said he told her, among other things, that he was "having unholy thoughts about you." Harvers died 8/24/04. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse of a 12-year-old in 1969. The child was a St. Ignatius in Hicksville parishioner.

Fr. John X. Harvey

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 09/29/1971
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in DE and PA announced a settlement on 8/4/2011 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in DE. The plaintiffs were to share in the $24.8M settlement as well as 150 victims who settled earlier with the Wilmington diocese. One of the terms was that the Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Harvey was one of the 12. He died in 1971. of Assignments included Salesianum School.

Fr. Aloysius J. Hasenberg

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 01/24/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Resigned from St. Agnes in Iron River and retired in 1997 after allegations that he paid men for sex in the parish rectory. Sent to Immaculate Conception in Watersmeet, allowed limited ministry. Included in the MI A.G.'s 10/2022 report. Criminal investigation in 12/2002 for rape of a cognitively impaired man 12/9/2002; Hasenburg allegedly had been paying the man for sex in the rectory for 3 years, as well as other men. Police found the allegations credible, but no charges. Sent to St. Luke Institute in MD for treatment. Accused in 2005 of abuse in 1948 or 1949 of an altar boy at St. Anne's in Menominee. Another allegation in 9/2008 of abuse of an Iron River altar boy, ages 9-13, 1987-1991 or 1992. Removed from ministry and the rectory in 10/2008. Diocese deemed the allegation credible. Case sent to the Vatican; prohibited from public ministry. Hasenberg went to live with friend in the Diocese of Superior, then to the Diocese of Green Bay. He was reported in 2009 to be wearing his Roman collar in public. He died 1/24/2016, age 92.


Fr. Edward T. Haskins

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Died: 02/22/1981
Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Named publicly as accused on the Monterey diocese's list 1/17/19. Report to diocese in 1996 of abuse in the 1950s and 1960s. Haskins died 2/22/81. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Kenneth C. Hasselbach

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Permanently removed in 1994 after accusations he abused two boys some 20 years prior. Allegations surfaced shortly after Hasselbach was sent for therapy because another priest had found pornography in his room. He admitted abusing a 12-year-old youth in 1974 but said the youth's version was exaggerated and he thought the youth was older than 12 or 13. Arrested in 1/09 in Ft. Lauderdale FL for possession of internet child pornography. Pleaded guilty; sentenced in 1/10 to two years in prison. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Fr. Joseph J. Hassler

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Accused in two lawsuits filed in 7/20 under the NY Child Victims Act. One plaintiff claims abuse by Hassler at age 5 in 1956, when he was a St. Mary of the Assumption Parish school student in Lancaster. Hassler died 6/22/86, per the 1987 Official Catholic Directory (a news outlet reported his death as in 1998).

Fr. Richard H. Hatch

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 10/15/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a court order, on 12/16/2013 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests with credible allegations against them. This was the first public accusation against Hatch. The Diocese updated its list 6/23/2014. Hatch voluntarily ceased ministry and permanently left the diocese in 1963 after being removed for personal financial mismanagement and ignoring the Bishop's directives on same. Died 10/15/2005. The Diocese updated list 6/23/14, noting that it received complaint in 1996 that Hatch molested two boys and took pornographic pictures of a third. In 5/2013, the Diocese also received a complaint of child sex abuse 1959-1962. Accused in a 12/1205 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, ages 13-14, in 1962.

Fr. Thomas J. Hatrel

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Died: 05/7/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

In 10/07 Hatrel was added as a defendant in existing litigation in Fairbanks. Alleged to have abused 1985-87 while at St. Ignatius parish in Alakanuk, AK. Died 05/07/88. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. On the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. It notes allegations received after Hatrel's death.

Fr. Brian M. Hatrick

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First accused publicly on 3/20/18 diocesan list. In the early 1980s a woman told the diocese Hatrick molested her altar-boy son, age 14. They were Blessed Sacrament in Depew parishioners, where Hatrick was assigned. He was moved to another parish in West Seneca, allowed to work with youth. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St. Vincent's pairsh in North Evans NY. The woman complained in 2003 to the diocese when she learned Hatrick was still in ministry. He continued in parish ministry until 2007, when he was "quietly removed." Named in a lawsuit in 8/19. Case sent to Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. Bruce Hausfeld

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1962
Status: Reinstated

Died: 03/20/2024
Diocese: Diocese of Las Cruces NM

Placed on leave in 5/2002 while the Order was continuing an investigation of a single allegation against him of sexual misconduct with a minor. Allegation could not be corroborated when it was first reported in 4/2001; Hausfeld was allowed to continue in a parish at the time. Again cleared and reinstated by the Diocese as of 10/2002. Died 3/20/2024.

Fr. Thomas E. Havel

Order: SM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained for the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Joined the Marianists in 1972. Became a psychiatrist. Accused of sexually abusing a girl 1968-1973, beginning when she was age 13 and seeing Havel for counseling. He was a priest at a Pasadena parish at the time of the alleged abuse, and a medical student beginning in 1971. She filed a civil suit in 1988. Order settled in 1992. Included in the Archdiocese's global settlement with victims in 2007. Requested and was granted laicization in 1997 after not practicing as a priest since 1988. Personnel file released by Order in 7/2013. Employed in 8/2023 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View; there since 1980. The hospital learned of allegations against Havel in 1988. 


Fr. James A. Havens

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Died: 02/27/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

Removed from St. Vincent de Paul church as of 5/8/2013 and placed on administrative leave after a woman accused him of sexually abusing her at age 10 in 1989 at her family's home. Havens was assigned to St. John's parish in Butler at the time of the alleged abuse. District Attorney's office notified. Allegation deemed credible. Died 2/27/2018. On the archdiocese's list 12/6/2018. It notes misconduct in 1986.

Fr. Joseph Havey

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Died: 08/21/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Accused in a 1993 lawsuit of sexually abusing at least five boys in the 1970s-1980s, ages 10-14, while pastor of St. Agnes. The boys were students at the parish school. Per the suit, Harvey provided pornography, drugs and alcohol, and that Havey forced the boys to perform sado-masochistic acts on him to "cleanse me of my sins." The suit was dismissed in 1995 due to the statute of limitations and dismissal upheld by appeals court. Two other claims were pending at that time. Havey had reportedly left the priesthood and married, and in 1993 was living in St. Augustine, FL. At least some claims settled as part of a 2004 $3M mass settlement. Laicized 2/17/2006. On diocese's list of those with substantiated allegations released 11/29/2018. Havey died at his home in FL 8/21/2017. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.


Fr. William T. Haviland

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Assisted in York, McSheerystown, Leanon, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Shamokin parishes. Chaplain at South Mountain Geriatric Rehab, Geisinger Med Center in Danville and Mt. Alto College, Pastor in Gettysburg, Lancaster, Steelton, Sunbury, Northumberland and administrator in Enhaut and Lewisburg. Retired 2010, lived at Elysburg parish, then a Bishop Datillo Retirement Center for priests. Died 2/22/17. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18, noted to have been accused of the sexual abuse of a child.

Fr. Benjamin Hawkes

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Served as administrative officer and treasurer for archdiocese until Mahoney became archbishop in 1985. Died 9/85. Accused in 1995 of abuse of two boys 1973-85, while assigned to St. Basil in L.A. Claims settled. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files on 25 priests, including Hawkes released 1/13.

Fr. James B. Hay

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Died: 09/4/1974
Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Monsignor. Ordained for El Paso, incardinated into Las Cruces Diocese when it was formed in 1982. Died in 1974. A man filed suit 2006 alleging that Hay raped him and another youth in 1964 while assigned to Our Lady of the Light. The suit named El Paso diocese and Hay's supervising priest, who the accuser said ignored his requests for help. Case dismissed on SOL 1/09; plaintiff filed motion to recuse judge since he contributed to Church during the pendency of the case. Judge withdrew 4/28/09. New judge was to reopen the case 5/09. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19. In 11/18 a Catholic Elementary school named after Hay changed its name to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School.

Br. Robert E. Hayden

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Order: BGS
Status: Convicted

Died: 10/3/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Bro. Robert a/k/a "Paul" Hayden a/k/a Bro. Declan. Entered the Order in 1966 in Albuquerque NM. Worked with the disabled at Good Shepherd Manor in Momence IL, with the homeless in Philadelphia PA, in Miami FL and in Columbus OH. Sentenced to one year in prison in 1986 for sexually abusing mentally retarded men at a group home in Columbus. One resident contracted AIDS and died. A civil suit filed in 1993 accused Hayden and Bro. Fintan Shaffer of abuse. Also named was Order, which ran the home, and other religious. Suit settled in Fall 1997. Mother of victim was to donate proceeds to charity to help other victims. Hayden died in NM 10/3/2009.

Fr. James C. Hayes

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Removed from his assignment in 6/02 after allegations resurfaced about "inappropriate behavior" years previously. Incident was first reported in 1990 and Hayes was sent to St. Luke's for treatment. He had been serving as hospital chaplain since 1991. Per a 6/03 news report, Hayes had been permanently removed from ministry. On diocese's list 12/3/18.

Fr. James P. Hayes

Ordained: 1929
Status: Sued

Died: 11/30/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. First revealed on diocesan list 3/20/18 as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. (First erroneously id'd as James F. Hayes.) Died 11/30/88. In 8/19 a woman filed suit under the Child Victims Act, claiming Hayes starting molesting her when she was age 8 at All Saints in Riverside, and continuing through her eighth grade year. By 8/21 there were 13 lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act with accusations against Hayes.

Fr. Mark J. Haynes

Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Arrested 10/14, charged with felony counts of Sexual Abuse of Children -- Child Pornography and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility for posting two photos on Instagram of girl younger than 14, one nude, one close-up of vaginal area. His user name for Instagram was of a young female; traced by investigators to his parish, SS Simon and Jude, West Chester PA. Also found to have posted many other child porn images and lewd emails with the young girl in the two photos; her identity unknown at time of arrest. Arrested 2/15 by FBI for the child porn. Three women 2/15 alleged sex abuse as children in 1990s by Haynes; one said he forced her to perform oral sex on him during confession. Worked since '85 at 8 parishes, Office for Youth and Young adults; also high school chaplain. Pled guilty 6/15 to distributing child porn. Sentenced 2/16 to 20 years in prison.

Fr. Michael Hays

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Laicized. Hays' name was included on the archdiocese's 1/15/2016 list of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked in the archdiocese 1976-1989, in Bremerton, Olympia, Sedro Woolley, Burlington, Seattle and Des Moines.


Fr. Robert L. Hazel

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

A woman filed a police report in 2003 stating that Hazel sexually assaulted her in 1986 when she was about 8-years-old. County attorney found insufficient evidence to prosecute and case was closed in 2004. He denied ever sexually abusing anyone. Retired in 5/06. Name included on MN Public Radio database released 2/19/14 but not on Archdiocese's list of clergy accused of child abuse 12/13, revised 2/17/14.

Fr. David Hazen

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Baker OR

One suit settled in 1997 for a small sum. Another 18 individuals participated in a suit filed in 12/01 which alleged abuse by Hazen in the late 1950s and late 1970s. Baker Bishop allowed Hazen to serve in multiple parishes, including some in the Portland archdiocese, even after Hazen admitted to abuse in 1959. This permitted him to abuse at least 16 of the plaintiffs. All 18 settled with the Baker diocese in 4/04 for $3.6M. Hazen died in 1983.

Fr. Patrick J. Healy

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Died: 06/17/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

First named publicly as credibly accused by diocese in 10/2018. Died in 6/1999. Abuse reported after his death. Accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl over 100 times for several years, beginning in 1966 when the girl was age 17 and a student at Saints Cosmas and Damian High School in Punxsutawney. Healy was assigned at the time to Saints Cosmas and Damian Parish. The suit was settled in 2020 in the low six figures.

Fr. Terrence M. Healy

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Died: 01/1/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Marquette. In the mid-1970s opened a foster home for boys. Leave of absence in late 1977. May have gone to the House of Affirmation for treatment. Applied in 1982 for incardination into the Lansing diocese, granted in 1985. Removed in 1987. In 12/1987 pleaded no contest in Livingston County to charges that he sexually abused a 15-year-old boy; spent 4 1/2 years in prison. Laicized in 1992. Allegation in 1993 of abuse of a 19-year-old male, who had gone to him for counseling, 20 years prior. In 2012 two more men alleged abuse as boys in Lansing. Healy admitted to sex with 18 boys, the youngest age 14. The Marquette Diocese announced in 9/2019 that it had received a report in 1996 of abuse by Healy 1968-1972.  Allegation in 10/2019 that Healy abused many children who lived with him in the early 1970s while awaiting foster care. Allegations from 4 more men in 2018-2020 of abuse as boys by Healy. Included on the Lansing diocese's list 9/27/2019. Died 1/1/2019. Included in the MI A.G.'s 10/2022 report. 


Fr. John P. Heaney

Ordained: 1953
Status: Indicted

Died: 01/29/2010
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Retired in 1999. Placed on leave in 8/2002 when allegations arose that he abused two brothers in the early 1960s. In 2003 Heaney, a former senior chaplain for the San Francisco Police Department, was charged with molesting one of the brothers; charges dropped in 7/2003 after a Supreme Court ruling that the statute of limitations was unconstitutional. Died 1/29/2010.

Br. Gerald Heather

Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused with Rev. Robert Van Handel, OFM in a 2004 suit of abusing two choir boys at St. Anthony's Seminary in Santa Barbara 1989-1994. Called a priest in the article we cite but not listed in Directory. Provisionally listed here as a brother. Per the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/2019, "No record of this individual being a Friar. No files or complaint information available."

Br. John Laurence Heathwood

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Died: 12/7/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Entered Order 1943, took first vows 1947, and final vows 9/5/54. Educator. Assignments included Holy Cross School and St. Bonaventure College in Newfoundland, Canada, All Hallows, Cardinal Hayes and Bishop Kearney High Schools, Iona College, Bishop Henricksen High School, Guadalupe Regional Middle School, Los Hermanos Community and Centro Juan Diego- St. Leo Parish, Christian Brothers Central Harlem Community and St. Joseph Residence. Removed as a teacher and drama director at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, New York for sexually abusing a female student beginning in the late 1960s. She filed suit in 1994. She said he attacked her for years and left her unable to have children. Dismissed by Court and appealed to NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division. Dismissed. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Heathwood died 12/7/16.

Fr. Donald J. Hebert

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Hebert was coordinator for religious activities for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. In 1990 a 14-year-old boy accused Hebert of sexually abusing him during a camping trip. Police did not charge Hebert. He did admit the abuse and was sent for treatment. He was a hospital chaplain 1991-1995, then assigned to a parish. In 4/02 he was reassigned to an administrative position. Diocese permanently removed him from active ministry 6/03. On diocese's list 12/3/18.

Fr. Lloyd P. Hebert

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 01/27/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Reportedly in 1986 Hebert resigned after being accused of molesting an adolescent in Opelousas. A young man complained about him and wanted him removed from his parish; Hebert left Opelousas to live with relatives. In a 1988 deposition former Bishop Frey characterized him as a child molester who was suspended by the diocese. Hebert died in 2004. On diocese's list in 4/19.


Fr. Paul L. Hebert, Jr.

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 05/5/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Placed on leave in 7/2004 after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused a boy in the 1970s at St. Michael's in Pawatuck. Denied the allegations. Diocese referred matter to police and Dept of Children and Family. Pastor of St. Michael's 12/1971-10/1981, then of Most Holy Trinity in Pomfret 1981 until his 2004 removal. Civil suit filed. Settled in 10/2007 for $170K. Another suit filed in 12/2008 alleged later abuse. Died 5/5/2010. New suit 8/2016, alleging abuse of a Pomfret altar boy hundreds of times 1990-1996, beginning when the boy was age 11. Hebert allegedly photographed and videotaped the boy while in sex acts, lavished him with gifts and plied him with alcohol. Settled in 3/2019 for $900K. Included on the diocese's list in 2/2019.

Fr. Raymond P. Hebert

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Died: 01/16/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Monsignor. Sued in 2005 by four men claiming abuse as boys by Hebert at Madonna Manor. The Archdiocese said it was mistaken identity. Hebert denied abuse and sued the four accusers for defamation. He was retired; remained in ministry. By 3/2010 all claims were dismissed; one plaintiff had died, one was deemed too emotionally disabled to continue and the last two claims had been withdrawn by the plaintiffs. Hebert withdrew his counter-suit after attorneys for the accusers filed an acknowledgment in court that Hebert did not molest their clients when they were children at Madonna Manor. He died 1/16/2014. A suit filed in 9/2019 alleged abuse of a boy by Hebert, three nuns and a lay employee in the 1960s-1970s at Madonna Manor. It settled for $325K in 1/2020.

Fr. Gerald R. Hechenberger

Ordained: 1996
Status: Convicted

Died: 03/6/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Belleville IL

"Jerry." Arrested 1/08/2018, charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography, and possession of methamphetamine. Associate pastor of Holy Childhood parish and school in Mascoutah, St. Pancratius in Fayetteville and St. Liborius in St. Libory. Had taken leave in 2011 for "very serious personal, pastoral and legal challenges." In 2004 pled guilty to trespassing at a truck stop "holding his pants in his hand and [with] no shirt on." Charged in 1983 and 1989 with DUIs. It was announced 1/2019 that he would undergo a psych evaluation to determine if he was mentally competent to stand trial. Pleaded guilty in 11/2019. Sentenced to nine years in prison. On diocese's list 12/19/2018. Died in jail 3/6/2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Donald Henry Heck

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Abused a boy in 1990 and was sent to treatment "for stress" for one year. Already working in another parish when he was indicted in 1991. In 1992 he entered Alford Plea (defendant does not admit guilt but concedes that the state has enough evidence to win a conviction) and was sentenced to four years in jail. He also abused at least one other boy in 1990. On sex offender registry in MO as of 5/11. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Died in 2015.

Fr. John F. Heckel

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Died: 06/21/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Assigned to St. Anthony of Padua in Wilmington 1960-1961. Accused of abuse by one person at Salesianum High School in 1969 in a suit filed 6/15/2009. Died 6/21/2002. The Order in DE and PA announced a settlement in 8/4/2011 with 40 victims of who filed suits in DE. The plaintiffs were to share in the $24.8M settlement along with 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of the terms was that the Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Heckel (spelled Heckle) was on the list.

Fr. Lawrence Hecker

Ordained: 1958
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Monsignor. First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/2/2018. It notes an allegation received in 1996 of abuse in the late 1960s and the 1970s. Had been confronted in 1988 by Archbishop Hannan about an allegation he had abused a boy. Confessed to his superiors in 1999 to the sexual abuse of seven teenagers 1966-1979. A victim had come forward weeks after Hecker was made monsignor. Sent to treatment, diagnosed as a pedophile. Also found to have sexually abused an adult male with a mental disability. Kept in ministry until he was allowed to quietly retire in 2002. The Review Board recommended Hecker be monitored; in 2020 Hecker said he was unaware of any monitoring. Accused in a 4/2019 lawsuit of fondling a group of boys at St. Joseph's in Gretna in 1968. On the Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. Per attorneys, Hecker was a serial pedophile who abused "countless" children, and the archdiocese knew for decades. One man alleged he was "choked out and raped" by Hecker as a child. The church acknowledged in 3/2020 that there had been settlements in four cases involving Hecker, and of a first report in 1988. Subject of an FBI investigation in 2022. Archdiocesan files regarding Hecker were given in 6/2023 to the New Orleans district attorney. Admitted to a news reporter in 8/2023 that he committed "overtly sexual acts" with at least three boys in the late 1960s and 1970s and to having close relationships with four others into the 1980s. Criminally charged 9/7/2023 with the rape and kidnapping of a teenager decades prior. Pleaded not guilty 9/13/2023. Trial set for 3/25/2024 postponed pending a mental competency evaluation of Hecker.

Fr. Kevin F. Hederman

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Joined the Latin America Apostolate in 1998 and began working in Belize, Central America. Removed from position in Belize after he was accused in a 5/09 civil suit of abusing a 17-year-old boy in the early 1990s. The boy was a Christian Brothers College high school student and Hederman was assigned to North American Martyrs Church in Florissant. A similar suit was filed in the 1990s. Both settled. Hederman denied the allegation. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19, noting allegations were substantiated and that he was removed from ministry.

Fr. John Edward Hefferan

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 01/29/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as an abuser in the Chicago Archdiocesan Report released 3/20/2006. Removed from public ministry in 10/2003. Per documents released by the Archdiocese in 11/2014, Hefferan was accused in 3/1993 of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in the late 1970s at St. John Vianney in Northlake. Restricted from being alone with minors for four months. Two more allegations surfaced in 2002 and 2003: a person claimed sexual exploitation by Hefferan 1964-1967 at St. Anastasia's in Waukegan, and a woman filed a formal complaint that Hefferan fondled her breasts in the late 1960s, when she was in junior high school in Flossmoor. Died 1/29/2018, per the Archdiocese's updated list 11/28/2018. Included in the IL Attorney General's Report 5/23/2023.

Fr. Wilbert (Norbert) Hegener

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1936
Status: Accused

Died: 07/15/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Hegener's name was quietly added in late 2021 to the Diocese of Gaylord's list of those credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It notes that Hegener returned to his religious order in 1999 and died in 2009. Included in the 1/8/2024 MI Attorney General's Gaylord report. Accused in 10/2019 of groping a boy, ages 9-12 twice between 1984-1987. Included on the Franciscans' Our Lady of Guadalupe Province list as of 1/2024. (Hegener was a member of the Sacred Heart Province.)


Fr. Herman L. Heide

Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Died: 05/17/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Heide eligible for the IRCP. Died in 1997. Claim settled in 2/20 in the low six figures, in the case of the abuse of an altar boy, ages 10-12, 1967-69, at St. Joseph Parish and School in New York.

Fr. Norman L. Heil

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 07/31/1988
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

In a lawsuit filed in 2004 a woman claimed sexual abuse by Heil in 1965 when she was age 16, which resulted in her becoming pregnant. She alleged in the lawsuit that Heil and a nun pressured her to give up the baby. Heil transferred to a Bismarck ND parish in around 1966, and left the priesthood around 1967. At some point he moved to CA. He died 7/31/1988, at age 51. The lawsuit was dismissed due to the statute of limitations by the OH Supreme Court in 1/2008.

Fr. William J. Heim

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Former priest working as a school guidance counselor. Arrested in 3/02 on recent charges of inappropriately touching an 11-year- old boy for over a year. His last church assignment was in 1972. In 5/02 he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 5 years probation. In 8/02 he was sentenced to two years in state prison. Reportedly released from prison in 5/04 on parole.

Fr. David Heimann

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

On staff at Pontifical College Josephinum Seminary in Columbus OH 1958- 5/1961. Dismissed when found to be running a sex ring involving high school boys. Would have the boys take off their clothes and look at their bodies in mirrors, then tell them how good their bodies were and that Jesus loved them and their bodies. Reportedly laicized in 1963. On Columbus diocese's list 3/1/2019. Deceased. Added to the Rockford IL diocese list in 10/2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Timothy J. Heines

Ordained: 1994
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Per news in 1/19, a 33-year-old man said Heines sexually abused him as a minor. He met Heines when he was age 12, after his parents separated and his mother had him get involved in church. He said the priest bought him dinners, haircuts and expensive clothes during high school and got him to pose for sexually suggestive photos. Also, he said Heines massaged him with oil, touching his penis, and showed him porn. He said that after high school Heines sexually assaulted him. Heines' accuser reportedly went to the diocese in 2015 and was told he was a 'consenting adult', despite showing them photos Heines took of him when he was a minor. The diocese said in 1/19 that Heines had been removed from ministry and was in the process of being laicized. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Louis Joseph Heitzer

Ordained: 1942
Status: Sued

Died: 11/24/1969
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

From Germany. Died in 1969 while in alcoholism treatment in the Twin Cities. At least three men have told the archdiocese that Heitzer abused them. Vicar general said there was "some indication" that leaders of the archdiocese knew about allegations at the time. One of the victims testified at the 6/02 Dallas Bishops' conference. Has been termed "perhaps the most abusive priest" in the archdiocese. Included on the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese's list of credibly accused in 2/13. Personnel files released 9/16/14. Revealed 9/17/14 that he was assigned as a chaplain at a nursing home in 1969 in the New Ulm diocese after assault allegations. Lawsuit filed in 5/16 alleging abuse of 12-year-old boy in 1965 at St. Scholastica in Heidelberg. Heitzer was said to have targeted the boy after the boy's father died in a car wreck. On the Crookston diocese's list of credibly accused; supply priest there in 1968.

Fr. Leo J. Heizman

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Parish priest. Principal of St. Lucy's in Syracuse and of Immaculate Conception in Fayetteville. Faculty member then principal of Bishop Grimes High School in Oswego. Dewitt Police Department chaplain, Crouse Hospital chaplain. Died 9/21/04.

Fr. Marion Francis Helowicz

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Arrested in 1984 for attempting to solicit a police officer. Charges dropped, sent to treatment. Police report filed in 3/1988 that Helowicz sexually abused a learning-disabled teenage boy 7/1982 to early 1985. Admitted in 1988 to also abusing a second boy. Sent in 6/1988 to House of Affirmation in MO for treatment. Indicted in 10/1988. Pleaded guilty in 12/1988. Sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for two years, and 200 hours community service. The first victim received a settlement in 2/1990. In 4/1990 a young man reported abuse 1982-1984 at age 14 or 15. This was the boy Helowicz had admitted in 1988 to abusing; the Archdiocese didn't report this to law enforcement until 2002. The victim received a settlement in 10/1990. In 3/1993 another man came forward to allege abuse as an 8th-grader in the early 1980s. Again, not reported by the Archdiocese to law enforcement until 2002. Named on Baltimore's 9/26/2002 list. Laicized in 2017. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Raymond Joseph Hemmerle

Ordained: 1967
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

A man told archdiocese 9/01 Hemmerle molested him at age 11 in the mid-1970s at a summer camp. He wanted Hemmerle to get counseling and not work with youths. Went to police 1/02 when church did not act. Hemmerle placed on leave. Reinstated in mid-2002, church saying police had investigated and closed case. Later article said police had not completed investigation. Active until 5/14 when removed after a new allegation of abuse in 1970s. Had been pastor of St. Francis and Holy Cross parishes in Marion County, KY. Indicted 9/18/14 on six counts of sodomy and three charges of sex abuse on claims made 5/14. Found guilty in 11/16 in the first case. Sentenced 2/17 to 7 years prison. Pled guilty to reduced charges in second case 5/17 in plea deal; sentenced 6/29/17 to 2 years prison, in addition to the 7 years already serving. Denied parole 12/17. Appealed 3/20, said "no intent to abuse." Appeal denied 1/19. On archdiocese's list in 2019. Released from prison 10/1/21. Was to be monitored by a parole officer. Not required to register as a sex offender.

Fr. Alphonse Rodrigue Hemond

Order: MS
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 10/23/1990
Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

Ordained for the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette. Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in 1978. Worked in West Warwick, RI; Ontario, Canada; Baton Rouge, Scotlandville and Maringouin, LA. Retired and died in 1990. Allegations received in 11/1992, 5/2002 and 6/2002 of abuse in the 1960s-1970s while at St. Tomas More in Baton Rouge. On Galveston-Houston's list 1/31/2019. On Baton Rouge diocese's list 3/27/2019. Noted to have left Baton Rouge in 1968. Included in 4/2019 on the Diocese of Tyler's list.

Fr. John G. Hemstreet

Ordained: 1964
Status: Guilty plea

Died: 10/9/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Left active ministry in 1987. Arrested in 1992 for sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy. The Diocese paid for Hemstreet's treatment at St. Luke Institute. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced to 90 days in jail in 1993. Per the Diocese, Hemstreet left ministry without requesting laicization. Absent on leave per the 1988, 1990 and 1995 Catholic Directories. Died in 2007. Included on the Diocese's list.

Fr. Luis E. Henao

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

From Colombia. Placed on leave in 5/2002 after a review of personnel files revealed allegations that he engaged in sex with a minor in 1981. Returned to ministry in 11/2002 after the Diocesan Review Board determined it could not substantiate the allegations. Reportedly in 8/2023, Henao has dementia and is living in Colombia. 


Fr. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1991
Status: Charged

Died: 01/26/2022
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

"Brother Pius." Took vows in 1962 as a Franciscan brother in Cincinnati. Assistant Director of the Over-the Rhine Youth Club in 1966. Transferred to the Philippines in 1984. Left the Franciscans in 1986.  Ordained for the priesthood, worked in the Diocese of Naval, Philippines for 37 years. Would return to Cincinnati in the summers. Arrested in Naval, Biliran Province, Philippines in 12/2018. Accused of abuse of 10 boys there, as young as age 7; may be at least 50 victims. By 11/2019 around 20 had come forward. Some lived with him and were allegedly abused during baths with Hendricks. The Cincinnati Archdiocese denies authority over Hendricks, but says it did raise money for his Philippines mission. Died 1/26/2022, while on trial for the sexual abuse of two boys, who were brothers. Included on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans List in 6/2022.

Fr. Louis J. Hendricks

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First named as accused on 3/20/18 diocesan list. Died in 1990 at age 53. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St Patrick's in Randolph, NY. Accused in three lawsuits filed in 8/19 under NY's Child Victims Act. One claimed abuse 1964-66 of a boy ages 5-7, and again 1972-74, when the boy was ages 13-16. Another claimed abuse 1968-69 of a 10-year-old at St. Joseph's Cathedral. The third claimed abuse of a child ages 6-10 at the Cathedral 1967-70. Accused in a suit filed 8/1/20 by a man, age 52, of abuse as teen by Hendricks, Rev. Joseph Friel, and a Franciscan named "Bro. Dale."

Fr. Joseph John Henn

Order: SDS
Ordained: 1978
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Report in 1983 to the Salvatorians that Henn had sexually abused a boy, age 14, and that he had abused another boy who went on to die by suicide. Sent to work at an all-girls school in Sacramento CA. Sent for evaluation and treatment three times. Abused in AZ, CA and WI. Accused in a civil suit filed in 6/2003. Indicted by grand jury in 7/2003 on 13 counts of molestation of three boys 1979-1981. Found working in Rome and arrested in 7/2005. Fought extradition while living under house arrest in Rome. Official extradition ordered in 7/2006, but Henn fled just prior to the announcement, whereabouts unknown. Civil suit settled for $50K in 2006. Expelled from the Salvatorians and removed from the priesthood in 2006. Arrested in Italy 5/28/2019 after trying to use his expired U.S. passport to pick up medicine, per his attorney. Italian police said he was arrested after requesting help at an immigrant assistance center using a false name. Extradited to AZ, arraigned 6/14/2019 on 13 charges of child sex abuse. Suit filed in 2/2020. Pleaded guilty in 2021. Reportedly in 8/2023, Henn is deceased.

Br. Ed Hennessey

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Order: CFC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as accused in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes least one "reported survivor." (There was a Br. Edwin Thomas Hennessy, CFC assigned to St. Leo High School 1968-1974, Brother Rice High School 1975-1981 and St. Laurence High School 1981-2000. Died 10/14/2005. Sometimes referred to as Edwin F. Hennessy. No information found about a Br. Ed Hennessey.)


Fr. Linus Hennessy

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Died: 05/9/1983
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Born Michael P. 6/28/1918 in Ireland, where he was ordained. Taught at St. Bernardine College in England until 1951, then retreat ministry in Australia. First indexed in the 1955 US.Official Catholic Directory, so may have arrived in in the U.S. (Buffalo NY) in 1954. Had a radio ministry, "Comfort My People" on Christian Broadcasting Network per a 1979 news article. Accused publicly in 2015 of the sex abuse of boy for five years, beginning 1973 when the boy was age 10. Abuse allegedly included oral sex, masturbation and attempted intercourse. Accuser said Hennessy was a father figure who stepped in to help his single mom with her three children. Reportedly a lawsuit v the Buffalo diocese was rejected due to the statute of limitations, and the plaintiff rejected a $50K settlement offer. Accuser asked Pope Francis to investigate his case. Hennessy died 5/9/1983 in Buffalo. Suit filed 8/2019 under the Child Victims Act. Included in 10/2021 on the Holy Name Province Franciscans' list of those against whom there are substantiated allegations.

Br. Paul Kevin Hennessy

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Died: 06/14/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Entered the Order in 1949, professed final vows in 1958. Named in a 2005 civil suit. Accused of abuse of the plaintiff when plaintiff first joined the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Hennessy was his first superior. Abuse alleged against other defendants as well as claims of sexual harassment and other issues. Plaintiff's appeal was dismissed by the NY Supreme Court in 10/09. Affiliated with Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America Province in Venice FL diocese as of 5/10, and living in Arcadia, FL. Died 6/14/20 at the Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Fr. Placid Hennessy

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Died: 04/5/1959
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Hennessy's name is included in 10/2021 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 1959. (Placing him for now in the New York archdiocese, where the Province is based.) Included on the Scranton diocese's list of credibly accused.


Fr. Richard Hennessy

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Order: SSS
Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 3/8/2019 (name spelled Hennessey; Catholic Directories show spelling as Hennessy). Assigned to Blessed Sacrament in Albuquerque 1961-1963. Previously assigned in the Diocese of Green Bay WI and the Diocese Cleveland OH. Last indexed in the 1969 Official Catholic Directory.

Br. William A. Hennessy

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Died: 09/22/1978
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 2011 letter of repeated sexual abuse of a girl in 1962-64, beginning when the child was age 8. Her family had befriended Hennessy, who was a senior administrator at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury MA. Hennessy often visited the girl's mother and grandmother. Listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement had been reached in the year previous. Hennessy had entered the Christian Brothers' St Joseph's Juniorate in Dublin in 1915. He worked in Ireland and England, and then in the Newark, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and Boston archdioceses as a teacher and school administrator. He died 9/22/78.

Fr. J. Gilbert Henninger

Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Died: 03/5/1990
Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Included in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations, which stated: 'multiple allegations received after his death, but deemed substantiated.' Diocesan list of assignments omits his appointment as Chancellor (1938-1947) and Vicar General (1947-1982). Title of monsignor granted 1949. Died 3/5/90.

Fr. Rudolph M. Henrich

Ordained: 1933
Status: Sued

Died: 07/23/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Ordained for the St. Paul archdiocese. A man told the archdiocese in 2010 that he had been abused as a child by Henrich in the 1950s and 1960s at St. Margaret Mary's in Golden Valley. The archdiocese did not reply to the man's letter until 8/11. They admitted in their response that the archdiocese had spoken to several other individuals who had been abused by Henrich, but his name was never publicly released. Permanently removed from ministry in 1976. Died in 1992. Name on list of priests with credible allegations of minors released 12/5/13. Suit filed 12/16/13. Included on New Ulm list released 3/29/16. At least 13 alleged victims.

Fr. Steven Henrich

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in IN, MN, NY, IL, MI, MD, AZ, and Rome Italy. Removed from public ministry in 1/2017 and placed on permanent restrictions due to allegations of "inappropriate touch of minors" occurring in the late 1970s in MN. Added to the Order's list the same month; noted to be living in Phoenix AZ under a safety plan. Added to the Phoenix Diocese's list, where he did administrative work for the Crosiers 2004-2009. Included on the Detroit Archdiocese's list 6/10/2019. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report; noted to have spent 1989-1990 at the Crosier Community in Chicago.

Fr. Edward Henriques

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Named in a 2008 civil suit as possible abuser of a 6-year-old girl in Santa Barbara in 1964. Accuser said a Franciscan brother would force her to strip in front of him and he would fondle her repeatedly. Suit also says another Franciscan, possibly Henriques, was also present. Henriques left the priesthood in the 1960s and has since died. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/2019. It notes allegations received in 1949 and 2005 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1949 and 1963. Henriques was assigned in 1949 to St. John's in Laveen, AZ. Included on the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/2020, noting he had faculties there 1958-1960.

Fr. James T. Henry

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Diocese learned in 1987 of abuse of a 15-year-old girl. He was transferred, sent for treatment, then reassigned. Ministry was permanently restricted in 2004 and he was living a supervised life. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence.

Fr. Joseph Henry

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Order: OAR
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused on the Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. Sexual abuse in 1961-62 reported to the archdiocese in 2012. Henry was an extern priest. Deceased. Per the NE A.G.'s 11/21 report, Henry's victim was a 9- or 10-year-old altar boy when Henry sexually abused him over several months in 1962-63. The boy's father reportedly told the parish pastor, who confronted Henry. Henry was kept in ministry at the parish.

Fr. Joseph Michael Henry

Order: MM
Ordained: 1933
Status: Sued

Died: 11/13/1974
Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

From Ireland. Assigned to Bedford MA, Manchuria, Cincinnati OH, Hawaii. Arrived in Hawaii in 1949 and worked for one year at a Honolulu parish, then named pastor of St. Anthony's in Oahu in 1950, where he remained until his death 11/13/1974. In a 1991 petition against Bishop Joseph Ferrario, a man claimed Fr. Henry was the priest who first sexually abused him as a child, during 1964 -1972. Allegedly, the boy told later told Ferrario (Henry's successor) of his abuse by Henry, then Ferrario began abusing him, too. Henry was named as an abuser in a 2012 civil suit by another man who alleged abuse by both Henry and Ferrario. Also accused in a 2013 suit of abuse in the 1950s. At least six allege abuse at St. Anthony's 1952-1974. Two more complaints against Henry were filed 4/13/2016.

Fr. Patrick Henry

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Placed on leave in 6/07 after a complaint that Henry sexually abused a boy, age 14-15, at Boys Town in 1972, prior to ordination. Henry worked at Boy's Town in the late 1960s-into the 1970s. The archdiocesan review board deemed the allegation credible. Matter forwarded to the Vatican. Henry also worked in the Omaha Diocese 1981-84, in Bolivia 1984-89, again in Omaha 1990-1992, and then in Peru. He transferred to the Diocese of Cleveland in 1994, where he was incardinated in 1997. Included on the Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes a report to Cleveland in 2008 of abuse 1970s-80s. Laicized, per the Cleveland diocese's list in 6/19. Per the NE A.G.'s report in 11/21, there are six known victims, all boys, ages 12-16.

Fr. Richard Allen Henry

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Archbishop Mahony warned in writing in 1988 about Henry's behavior around young boys. Removed in 1991. Pled guilty in 12/91 to abuse of four boys 1985-1991. Received treatment. Sentenced in 1993 to eight years in prison. Removed from active ministry in 1993. New accusations in 2002. Civil suit 2003 by three plaintiffs. A total of 13 accusers per archdiocese list. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Personnel file released in 1/13.

Br. Gilbert Leroy Hensley

Order: OP
Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 05/31/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

"Br. Angelus." Accused in a civil suit filed 10/26/2007 of sodomizing a boy, who was in 4th and 5th grade, at least four times in the late 1970s at St. Vincent Ferrer parish in River Forest IL. Hensley was assigned to the parish 1971-1986. His previous assignment was at nearby St. Thomas Aquinas Priory 1962-1971. To show prior notice, the suit alleged Hensley's jaw was broken by a minor male in a gay bar in the mid-1970s. A third boy was allegedly fondled once by Hensley at the parish school in the late 1970s and a 4th minor male was reportedly willing to testify. (Rev. Vincent Bryce, Hensley's pastor at St. Vincent's, admitted abusing a boy there.) In 1986-2005 Hensley lived at Blessed Sacrament priory and parish in the Madison WI diocese while working at Edgewood Elementary School. After the attorney for the man who filed suit contacted the Dominicans in 2005, Hensley was moved to the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters in Sinsinawa WI, where he lived and worked 2005-2014. He died 5/31/2014. Name appeared on the Order's list of accused 4/21/2022, noting that no reliable determination could be made regarding the allegations. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Jerome M. Henson

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Caught in "compromising position" in 1981 in a graveyard at night with 13-year-old boy in Sacramento. Sent to Reno under Bishop McFarland, who sent him to Orange in 1984. (McFarland became bishop of the Diocese of Orange in 1986.) Placed on leave in 2002. Two separate suits filed 2002. Also worked in the Oakland diocese. Claims included in 2005 $35M settlement to 33 victims. Order's insurance company did not want to pay $1.5M to reimburse Diocese for settlement. Status per Orange diocese in 8/16 was "Life of Prayer and Penance". On Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19. It notes two reports received in 2003 of abuse of boys under age 14, occurring 1978-81. Included on the Dominicans Holy Name Province list in 10/21.

Fr. Michael Heras

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry 6/24/14. Heras denied the allegations against him, which were said to have occurred about 30 years prior. Heras filed a defamation suit against the diocese in 3/19.

Fr. John Herber

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Priest of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Shown in the Toledo OH diocese in the 1989 Catholic Directory. Last shown the in 2012 Directory, at a Carthagena OH parish, Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Name on Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18, noted to have "multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children." The list erroneously notes that he was deceased; he died in 2020 and is buried in Carthagena, OH. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. 


Fr. Roy Herberger

Ordained: 1968
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Retired in 2017. Placed on leave in 6/2018 after an allegation surfaced that he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old boy around 1985. Herberger strongly denied the allegation, saying he knew the boy because he would help the boy's alcoholic and, at times, homeless, father. He said he was never alone with the boy. Returned to ministry in 12/2018 after the diocese determined the allegations were not substantiated. His accuser filed a lawsuit in 8/2019 under NY's Child Victims Act. Herberger filed a defamation suit in 1/2020. Herberger dropped his suit in 6/2023, explaining that he could no longer afford the legal fees.

Fr. Harold Herbst

Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Died: 09/1/1979
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Name included on Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Retired in 1971 and died in 1979. At least two settlements totaling $150K in 2004 and 2005 with various accusers.

Fr. Anthony G. Herdegen

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Died: 03/17/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Monsignor. Retired in 1995. Sued in 12/03. Accused of abuse of two brothers, ages 5-19 and 10-15, starting in 1959. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. Appeals Court ruled in 5/08 that the lawsuit could go forward because Cardinal Mahony's testimony indicated the church was or should have been aware that Herdegen might have been an abuser. CA Supreme Court declined to hear appeal on decision to go forward. Trial began in 3/09. Herdegen died 3/17/09. Jury found for Diocese on the statute of limitations 4/3/09. One plaintiff was to get a  new trial. The younger brother received a settlement. Herdegen's name was included on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused in 8/21.

Fr. Daniel P. Herek

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Pleaded no contest in 1998 to charges of sexually assaulting a boy and making child pornography. His housekeeper discovered the porn in 1997. Served 2 1/2 years in jail, released in 2001. Named by eight in subsequent civil suits. A 2002 jury award of $800K to one. Other suits then settled. Convicted of exposing himself in a mall parking lot in 9/05. Sentenced to 120 days in jail. Sent to jail in 7/08.  Judge added four months for probation violation for masturbating in public. On archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes multiple reports to diocese and law enforcement, of child porn and sex abuse 1970s through 1990s. Laicized in 2006. Per the NE A.G. report in 11/21, Herek made pornographic images of boys from his parish and engaged in sexual misconduct with boys throughout his priesthood. The first complaint to the archdiocese was in the 1970s. There are 43 known victims or possible victims. 


Fr. Joseph S. Heretick

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT

A female plaintiff in a civil suit filed by 10 accusers 2/12 alleged abuse by Heretick in mid-1980s when he was assigned to St. Michael's in Absarokee, MT and she was a minor. Also named by man who claimed abuse by Heretick and a Fr. Cawley 1974-1980 beginning when man was age 8. Sent to treatment 1980s; bishop alleged to have ignored recommendation that Heretick not be placed back in ministry. Heretick died 1/16/99. In 4/18 diocese agreed to settle 86 claims of abuse from 1940s-1990s, including those against Heretick, for $20M. Diocese filed for bankruptcy in 3/17, just before jury trials were to begin. Name on diocese's list 8/21/18.

Fr. Mel W. Hermanns

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 01/24/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Pastor of Our Lady Gate of Heaven in Chicago 3/18/2012. Removed in 9/2012; living under supervision. Identified in the 6/18/2013 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. First incident in 1969 involved a St. Lawrence Seminary student. Reported in 1993. Order paid for student's counseling. Hermanns sent to Paracletes. Also reported in 1990 for suspect conduct involving physical activities with minor males. Died in 1/2021. Name included on the Chicago archdiocese's list in 10/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Douglas U. Hermansen

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/2019. One alleged victim noted. Removed from ministry. Per news in 6/2020, Hermansen was accused in a lawsuit of the sexual abuse of an altar boy, age 15, in 1975, prior to ordination. The suit claims Hermansen anally penetrated the boy over 100 times. Accused in a suit in 8/2020 of abusing a child, ages 12-13, in 1985-1986. Settlement in 2020 in the low six figures of a claim that Hermansen sexually abused an altar boy during 1979-1983, when the boy was ages 13-17.

Fr. Harold F. Hermley

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 02/10/1983
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Taught at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA 1964-1967; removed after possible allegations. Transferred to Philadelphia in 1972. Accused in a 4/2009 civil suit of abusing a boy 1970-1973, while the boy was a student at Salesianum School and during overnight visits to NJ and Philadelphia. The Order in DE and PA announced a $24.8M settlement 8/4/2011 with 40 victims who filed suits in DE. One of the terms was the release of the names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Hermley was on the list. He died in 1983.

Fr. Robert J. Hermley

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/30/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in 2003 of abuse of boy in Philadelphia 1976-80. Reported in 1987 to his Order for having abused a youth in the early 1980s in NJ. Convicted in 1982 in PA of indecent assault of boys, ages 13 and 14, during Wilmington assignment. Received three years probation. Reinstated to ministry same year in VA. Retired in 2003. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report. Died 8/30/09. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.

Fr. Alfred Hernandez

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Died: 05/26/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Monsignor. Work included chaplaincies at juvenile detention facilities. Accused in lawsuit filed 10/14 of repeatedly sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy, who was first grader at his parish school, in 1993. Hernandez was pastor of St. Ignatius in Highland Park at the time, having been there for 18 years when he retired in 1996. The suit claimed the boy's teacher would send him to the rectory, where the abuse occurred. Plaintiff said the priest made him read bible passages while sodomizing him. Settled in 3/17. Hernandez died 5/26/14.

Fr. David Hernandez Cota

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

From Mexico, where he attended Ahome, Sinaloa and San Luis Potosi Seminaries. Ordained for the Diocese Sacramento CA. Excardinated from Sacramento and incardinated into the Diocese of Nuevo Casas, Mexico in 1985. Named publicly as accused by the Sacramento diocese on its list 4/30/2019. Allegation to the Sacramento diocese in 2009 of abuse of a male minor in 1974. Diocese of Nuevo Casas, Mexico informed.

Fr. Larry Hernandez

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Ordained for the archdiocese. Joined the Order of the Most Holy Trinity (OSST) in 1985. Accused in 2008 of sexually abusing a boy in 1978. Another allegation followed. Removed from ministry by the Trinitarians in 2008. Case referred to Vatican. Prohibited from public ministry and placed under supervision. Later left the Order. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Ramon Hernandez

Ordained: 1973
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

From Cuba, moved to the US in 1980. Removed himself from ministry in 2/2006 after a man accused him of abuse in 1999 when the man was 16 and Hernandez was assigned to St. Rita's in Dade City. Hernandez denied the allegations. Police investigated; no charges filed. The Diocese conducted an investigation, then announced that  Hernandez would be returned to active ministry as of 8/30/2006.

Fr. Stephen C. Hernandez

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Retired in 1997. Placed on leave in 4/02. Multiple victims before 1985. One suit filed in 10/03 alleged abuse of a girl at Santa Clara Parish in the 1970s. Another suit filed in 12/03 claimed abuse1998-2002 at Eastlake Juvenile Hall. Arrested in 6/04. Sentenced to three years probation 1/25/06 for misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Fr. Francisco Hernandez-Tovar

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

From Mexico, where he attended Los Misioneros del Espiritu Santo Seminary in Mexico City. Ordained for the Diocese of Sacramento CA. Placed on permanent leave 1/2008 after the diocesan review board deemed credible allegations of abuse. A man had alleged in 7/2007 that Hernandez molested him 1986-1987 at age 13, while Hernandez was assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes in Colusa. On diocese's list 4/30/2019.

Fr. Joseph T. Herp

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Died: 10/25/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Sued in 2002 and 2003 by four men alleging abuse 1970s-80s. Archdiocese admitted in 5/02 to other concerns about Herp in the 1970s. Police investigated in 1988 and 1990, while Herp was a police chaplain. Privileges permanently removed in 10/02. In 2003, diocesan review board substantiated the allegations. Laicization announced in 10/05. Died 10/25/13. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. L. Michael Herpin

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Removed from his post as vicar of the central region and pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Broussard and sent to treatment in 7/02 after admitting that he had engaged in sexual impropriety with a minor about 30 years prior. Review committee agreed. Status "retired" in 2017. On diocese's list in 4/19.

Fr. Henry Herrera

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Order: CMF
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Included on the Fort Worth diocese's list of priests who had "allegations with a semblance of truth made against them regarding sexual misconduct with minors." Name was added to the list in late 2011 or early 2012 but was not publicized in any way. Worked in the diocese 1975-79. Transferred to an AZ parish. Died 11/29/96 in AZ. Spent several years in the Philippines early in his career. Also taught in CA and worked in the El Paso diocese.

Fr. Rosendo Herrera Hernandez

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Ordained: 1996
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Amarillo TX

Accused in a 2002 civil lawsuit of impregnating a 17-year-old girl in Amarillo and of also molesting two of her sisters. Per the suit, Herrera was removed earlier from Mexican seminary for having sexual relations with young girl. Removed from ministry in the Amarillo Diocese in 2000. Suit settled in 2/2003. Granted lay status in 3/2001. Second suit filed by adult accuser in 10/2003, settled in 11/2004. Included on the diocese's list 1/31/2019.

Fr. Hernando Herrera

Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Assigned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel when placed on leave in 8/03 due to allegations of "inappropriate conduct" with two minors. Was executive director since 2002 of youth ministries for the Diocese. Had also been part-time chaplain at a high school in Taunton 1999-2002. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 1/21. Noted to have been laicized in 2004.

Fr. John B. Herron

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fargo ND

Accused publicly in 6/19 by a woman of sexually abusing her over a three-month period when she was a teenager in the 1970s, at St. Anthony of Padua parish. She said she told the diocese in the spring of 2018. Per the diocese, Herron was retired and working as a hospital chaplain outside the diocese when the allegation was received. He was suspended pending civil and canonical investigations. On 6/18/20 the diocese announced that Herron would be banned from public ministry.

Fr. Joseph Herzog

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as accused by the Salesian order on its list in 3/2020. Worked in NY, NJ, OH, IN. Withdrew from the order in 1975, laicized in 1993. Died in 2013. No details as to when or where the abuse occurred. (Placing him for now in the NY archdiocese, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)

Fr. John Beaman Hesch

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Died: 06/5/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Accused in 1995 of abusing several youths in his role as a sex education teacher. Teachers complained about Hesch's physical handling of children. Church investigated; said they would sent him to counseling, but did not. In 1994 a 21-year-old man died by suicide. Parents asked church to keep Hesch away from funeral. Weeks later Hesch killed himself after confronted by church officials about abuse. He claimed he was innocent. Bishop was said to have ignored information on other victims in 1994. On diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Edward Hess

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Order: OMI
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Hess 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, including sexual abuse by Hess in the late 1940s-early 1950s of a boy and girl, when they were ages 8-10.

Fr. John P. Hess

Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Hess pled guilty in 5/02 to one felony count of possessing child pornography received over the Internet. Federal agents seized Hess' computer from rectory in 3/02 as part of Operation Candyman sting. Allowed to change guilty plea from possession of child pornography to lesser charge of possession of obscene materials because of problems with warrants. Sentenced in 2003 to 3 months in a halfway house, 5 years probation, and a fine of $5,000. Removed from ministry. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19.

Fr. Mark R. Hession

Ordained: 1984
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Indicted by a grand jury 12/11/2020 on charges of rape and indecent assault of a person under age 14. Hession had been suspended in 3/2019 for "inappropriate communications" to adult parishioners. Included on the diocese's list of accused 1/7/2021. The alleged abuse occurred between 2005 and 2008. Pleaded not guilty 1/11/2021. Trial date set for 10/5/2021.

Fr. Marcan Hetteberg

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 04/15/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Named publicly by the Province of St. John the Baptist Franciscans in 1/2021 as having substantiated allegations against him of child sexual abuse, and removed from ministry. Hetteberg died 4/15/2004 in Cincinnati. He spent the bulk of his priesthood in the Diocese of Gallup. Added to Gallup's list in 11/2021. Included on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's list in 2/2022.


Br. Jerome Heustis

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Died: 02/18/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Entered the Christian Brothers in 1960, made final vows in 1967. Taught in Newark NJ, Chicago IL, Montebello and Salinas CA, Seattle WA. Accused of molesting a boy 1963-1967 at Essex Catholic High School in Newark. The boy died by suicide in 1978. The boy's cousin later filed a civil suit against the NY Archdiocese, Newark and and the order alleging abuse by several in the Order. Heustis died in 2/2005. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least two "reported survivors."

Br. Andrew Thomas Hewitt

Order: CFC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Accused of abusing a male high school freshman with emotional problems. Civil suit filed in 8/88. Police investigated. Sentenced to five years probation in 4/89 and inpatient therapy in New Mexico. Order and archdiocese filed against insurance company. NJ Superior Court ruled 8/5/97 reversing lower court's order dismissing plaintiffs' claims and remanding. Died 5/22/02. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings.  Named in a suit filed in 7/20.


Fr. Neil C. Hewitt

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Multiple alleged victims. Archdiocese knew of allegations in 1992. In 2002 a woman told the archdiocese that Hewitt abused her cousin in the 1960s. She gave the archdiocese a letter her cousin had written to Hewitt about the abuse. Her cousin died by suicide in 1991. In 10/17 a man told a news outlet that Hewitt abused him at age 14 during a trip to Expo '67 in Montreal. He said another priest and two other boys were on the trip. The man came forward to the archdiocese in 12/17. Hewitt acknowledged when contacted by another news outlet in 5/19 that he did things that were "wrong," involving "around eight, maybe nine" boys. Hewitt left the priesthood in 1979 and married. Laicized 2018. Included in CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Living in AZ in 2019. As a seminarian in 1958, worked at Camp St. Malo where a deaf boy disappeared and was later found dead. Two other seminarians there at the time were later found to be serial child sex abusers.

Fr. Donald J. Heydens

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

In the early 1990s the Diocese substantiated allegations that Heydens sexually abused four teenage girls at a parish in the early 1970s. Out of court settlements in 1989 and 1994. Ministry restricted; assignments included the diocese's program for deacons. Removed from all ministry in 7/2002, after the 6/2002 Dallas Bishops Conference. Assigned to a 'life of prayer and penance.'

 


Fr. Richard H. Heymen

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 11/1/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19 (misspelled "Heyman"). It notes multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse in about 1958-61. Ordered by the Vatican in 2008 to a life of prayer and penance. Died in 11/20.

Fr. Eugene P. Heyndricks

Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Arrested 7/02 in male prostitution sting allegedly involving minors. Placed on leave by archdiocese. Pled guilty 2003. Sentenced to two years probation with no unsupervised contact with minors. Remained on leave as of 5/03. Apparently lived without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years until his death 12/24/07. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Multiple victims noted. Suit filed in 1/20 by a man claiming Heyndricks abused him at age 14 in 1990, when he was an Our Lady of the Lake student and altar boy.

Fr. Gerald J. Hickey

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 10/17/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Former chaplain for New England Patriots football team. Unassigned since 1994. Resumed limited parish work in 1998. Two nephews came forward in 3/02 alleging abuse. One said he told the archdiocese by letter in 1992 and filed suit, which was dismissed. The archdiocese paid for two years' counseling. Hickey was placed on leave in 2/02. Living in Scituate MA in 10/08. Per the 8/11 Boston Archdiocese's list, either its Review Board found the accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Retired; privileges still restricted in 10/15. Hickey died in 2018.

Br. Walter Hicks

Order: FC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Member of the Brothers of Charity America District - Region of Our Lady of Charity. Accused in a 12/2019 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 7-9, during 1978-1980. The boy was a student at St. Peter's in Pleasantville. Hicks' alleged victim came forward in at least 2003, when the diocese reportedly turned the claim over to prosecutors. Hicks is deceased.

Fr. Thomas J. Hidding

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Died: 10/12/2005
Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Hidding was removed from his assignment at a Miami parish in 5/2002 after a credible allegation that he molested a student at Jesuit High School in Tampa sometime during 1980-1982. Transferred to Jesuit College Prep in Dallas, TX where he worked 1982-1983. Hidding was a Jesuit seminarian during the time in question. Also had assignments in New Orleans. Died 10/12/2005. Included on the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/2018.

Fr. Richard Hiester

Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Died: 11/23/1993
Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Monsignor. Parish priest, military chaplain during WW II, Cathedral Choir director, director of Camp St. Malo 1954-1968. (In 1958 a boy disappeared from the camp; his remains were found a year later. Hiester waited three days to notify police that the remains were found.) Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/2023 of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 6, in the 1970s. The boy and his family attended Notre Dame Parish in Denver, where Hiester was assigned. Two other priests are also accused in the lawsuit of sexually abusing the boy over a 10-year period. Hiester died in 1993.


Fr. J. Grant Higgins

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 11/23/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. First revealed on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 2016; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Pastor 1983-97 of Most Precious Blood in Angola, NY. Accused in a suit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a child, age 9-10, during 1990-91.

Fr. Michael K. Higgins

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

From Ireland. Ordained for the Diocese of San Diego. Removed from active ministry in 1982 after he was accused of soliciting sex from a boy in a confessional. Higgins denied the allegation. Appealed his case to the Vatican. In 1987 Higgins sued Bishop Maher and others alleging that he was falsely accused of sexual misconduct. Higgins has said that Vatican reversed Bishop's decision and he is a 'retired priest.' Diocese denied this, and said that the Pope affirmed the decision to remove his privileges. He was laicized in 1999.

Fr. Phillip J. Higgins

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Died: 02/15/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Name appeared on a list of accused released by the Bristol County MA District Attorney in 9/02; one alleged victim with claims beyond the statute of limitations. Included on the Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19. Worked at parishes in Richmond and Hurt. Removed in 2004. Died in 2007. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused. Worked at parishes in Westport, Provincetown and New Bedford. The list notes that his faculties had been removed. Also in residence in the 1980s at St. Thomas Apostle in Washington DC.


Br. Thomas Higgs

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Order: SDB
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Professed vows as a Salesian brother in 1960. Worked in IN, NY, Sierre Leone. Removed from ministry in 2005. Named publicly as accused by the Salesian order on its list in 3/2020. No details given as to when or where the abuse occurred, or how many victims. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese for now, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is located.)

Fr. Henry Brian Highfill

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Died: 01/23/2022
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Added to the archdiocese's list of accused in 8/2020. Removed in 2018 after allegations of abuse, occurring 1975-1981. Had left the area in the early 1980s; became a military chaplain, settled in Las Vegas. Worked in 1975 at a Houma LA parish, then part of the N.O. archdiocese. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse of an altar boy, age 10, in the early 1970s at a Metarie parish. "Improper relationship" with the boy for over 15 years. The alleged victim died by suicide in 1993. In 1994 his family showed a monsignor cards and love letters from Highfill to the boy; no action. In 8/2018 family showed the cards and letters to Archbishop Aymond, but no further response. In 9/2018 the family contacted the Las Vegas diocese, which investigated and found the allegations credible. A lawsuit was filed in 2019 by a man alleging abuse as an Air Force enlistee near Alexandria, LA in the early 1980s. Highfill's name was added to the Las Vegas diocese's list in 8/2020. Reportedly in 12/2121, Highfill was being investigated by the Air Force for alleged abuse in the 1980s of an airman and of a boy, age 11. Also, a woman told a news outlet that in 2002, she told the archdiocese that Highfill molested her at a Metarie church when she was 16 in 1975. Highfill died 1/23/2022.

Seminarian Paul Hightower

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/03 contained allegations that Hightower was accused of repeatedly sexually abusing at least two minors at Nazareth, a children's home in Jamaica Plain, while a lay volunteer there in the early 1960s. Hightower was a student at Cardinal O'Connell Seminary 1965-68. It appears Hightower was not ordained. He went on to have a family prior to his death in 1994 at age 47. Five claims settled as of 5/10. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. John Higson

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum, dated 2008, posted on its website 1/31/13.  Noted to be in "a lay state." Lawsuit in 10/17 claimed Higson sexually abused a boy, age 10, in 1988, in the bathroom of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Paramount. The boy was a CCD student.

Fr. George H. Hiland

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Retired in 1994. Removed from public ministry in 11/2018 due to an allegation deemed credible of sexual misconduct with a minor about 50 years prior. Assignments 1958-1994 included St. Stephen's in Steator, St. John the Baptist in Fairbury, St. Patrick in Dwight and St. James in Forrest. Included on the diocese's list in 12/2018. Known in 2014 to be living in Sebastian, FL. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's report, which shows that in 10/2018 the diocese found a 1993 memo that Hiland sexually abused a 7th-8th grade altar boy in the mid-1960s. The survivor told A.G. investigators that Hiland took interest in him after his [the boy's] father died. The abuse happened often and in many places, and Hiland would reward the boy with gifts after each incident. Also, in 1993 Hiland was accused of abusing a child in the 1970s and admitted to abusing a second, leading to his 1994 retirement.

Br. William Charles Hildebrand

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 10/16/1979
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Worked in OH, KY, PA, HI, CA. Accused in 2014 of abusing students at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, where he worked 1951-61. One person alleged abuse at the school by Hildebrand when in 2014 fellow Marianist, Br. Bernard Hartman, was facing trial in Australia on child abuse charges. The Pittsburgh diocese sought information on other possible victims, and four people came forward with allegations against Hildebrand. Died 10/16/79. Diocese says it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of Marianists apologized in writing to Diocese and students. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the Marianists list of accused 6/24/20. On the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list.

Fr. Ernest Justin Hill

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Order: ST
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Suspended by his order in 1994 for refusing to undergo psychological testing. Accused in 1999 of sexual abuse in Maine in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Hill became an S.T. brother in 1944 and an S.T. priest in 1951. On the Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19. It notes report in 1994 of abuse in Indiana in 1992. Died in 2003.

Fr. Robert E. Hill

Ordained: 1957
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Youngstown OH

Arrested and convicted in 1991 on charges of compelling prostitution by paying to perform sex acts on a 17-year-old boy. Served two years in prison. Suspended by the diocese and sent for treatment. Found in 2002 living at a retirement home for priests, in the same building as a pre-school. On the diocese's list 10/29/2018. Noted to be deceased.

Fr. Albert Hillebrand

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 07/20/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Ordained for the Augustinian Order. Principal from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s of Austin Catholic Prep High School in Detroit. Appears to have left the Order in the early 1980s and to have become a priest of the archdiocese. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Detroit archdiocese on its list 6/10/2019. Removed from public ministry. Died 7/20/1999.

Fr. Daniel B. Hillen

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Died: 07/19/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of sexually abusing at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Assignments included St. Patrick's, Butte: 1970­-71; St. Ann's, Butte: 1971­-74; Graduate studies 1974 and 1977­-79; Carroll College 1974­-2002; leave to begin art studio 2002. Died 7/19/03.

Fr. Ardwin (Frederick) Hiller

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 08/9/1981
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Our Lady of Guadalupe Province on its list as of 1/2024. Member of the Sacred Heart Province. (Placing Hiller in the St. Louis archdiocese for now, where the Province is based.) Pastor 1954-1978 of Little Flower Church in Monroe LA.


Fr. Robert E. Hiltz

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 12/14/1985
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. Accused in 2003 of sexually abusing a girl he was related to in the 1970s, when she was ages 11-15. Said to have made "inappropriate physical gestures toward the victim and her sister" and a sexual encounter or kiss. In 2018 a man reported abuse by Hiltz at age 10 in 1968 at St. Martin School, where Hiltz was pastor. The abuse included oral rape.


Fr. Joseph P. Hines

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 05/5/1992
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Shown on the Davenport diocese's Creditors Committee website in 2007 as having credible allegations against him. Dean of Keokuk 1970-1980. Died in 5/1992. In 11/2008, the Diocesan Review Board found Hines guilty of the sexual abuse of children, male and female. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 5/21/09.

Fr. Joseph Hiepvan Ho

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Extern priest from the Archdiocese of Sydney. Named publicly as accused by the Omaha archdiocese on its list 11/30/18. It notes reports to Omaha in 1990 of boundary violations and in 2010 of sex abuse. Ho left Omaha for Sydney in 1992. Omaha informed Sydney of the abuse in 2010. Per the list, Ho was still active in Sydney. The list updated 3/1/19, showed that Ho was no longer in active ministry as of 12/18. Per the NE A.G.'s report in 11/21, a woman reported to the archdiocese in 2010 that Ho sexually abused her, including rape, when she was age 13-14 in 1989 or 1990. The girl told her mom a few weeks later and the parish pastor. Ho was removed from the parish.


Fr. Patrick T. Hoare

Ordained: 2007
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Pastor of St. Matthew's in Charlotte when placed on leave in 12/2019 due to an allegation that he sexually abused a minor 25 years prior (before ordination) in PA. Police in PA investigated and found additional allegations that Hoare engaged in "inappropriate touching of relatives" when he was a teenager and young adult in the 1980s and 1990s. There were also complaints in the Diocese of Charlotte that Hoare was observed being "very touchy" with minors, including hugs and rubbing of shoulders or abdomens. Hoare denied the allegations. In 7/2020 the diocese announced that, based on recommendation from the Lay Review Board, Hoare would remain on administrative leave. Hoare appealed to the Vatican. As of 5/2023, Hoare has continued his longtime weekly podcast, "Daily Reflections with Fr. Pat."

Fr. Phillip Hobt

Ordained: 1992
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Des Moines IA

Placed on leave in 2/2007 after an allegation that he sexually abused a former student at St. Albert School. Law enforcement officials were notified. Hobt began working at the school in 1995. In 4/2007, the Diocese reported that the allegations were credible and that Hobt had begun the process to voluntarily ask the Vatican to be laicized. Laicized in 2007. On the Diocese's list 4/4/2019.

Fr. James Allen Hoder

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as abuser on Chicago Archdiocesan Report in Fall 2009. Archdiocese received a report in 7/1985 of sexual abuse by Hoder of a teenage boy when Hoder was a seminarian. Hoder admitted to the Vicar for Priests he "had many problems from 1976 to 1980....but no involvements since 1982." Told by the Vicar to avoid unsupervised contact with young people." Hoder ignored the directive. In 1990 a housekeeper reported male minors going to Hoder's room, porn everywhere, and a young man around age 18 staying with him in the rectory. Allowed a sabbatical and assigned to another parish. Suspected of theft the same year and investigated for drugs. Removed from parish in 11/91 after three months. Allowed limited ministry. Reports to archdiocese in 11/1992 of sex abuse of a teen boy; placed on leave. Sent to a halfway house in MO. Resigned from the priesthood in 1997. Allegation in 2/2004. Another in 7/2007 of abuse by Hoder and Fr. James Flosi of a boy age 17; alleged victim had called the Archdiocese about this in 1985. Laicization in 12/2009 announced in 1/2010. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Francis F. Hoefgen

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1979
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Accused in a 1992 lawsuit of abuse in 1982 of a 16-year-old boy, who lived with him as a foster son. Hoefgen knew the boy was suicidal when he invited him to move into his home. He admitted sexual encounters to the church in 1984; sent for treatment and after six months was assigned to a new parish. Suit dismissed in 11/93 due to SOL. Apology by Hoefgen printed in newspaper in 9/02 as part of a group settlement involving several living at St. John's Abbey. Permanently removed in 2002. Laicized in 12/11. Sued 11/18/13. Included in 12/13 on the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese's list of credibly accused. St. Paul personnel file released 05/19/14. Arrested 05/21/14, charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct against a boy in 4th-6th grades, occurring 1989-91. Pleaded not guilty 9/5/14. Trial set for 5/15. Acquitted. Files released in 11/15 show pattern of predation toward boys, beginning in the 1980s and continuing for two decades.