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Br. James M. Posten

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Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Br. Jeffrey. Named publicly as accused by the Xaverian order on its list in 3/2021 of deceased members with allegations against them which could not be fully investigated but had a semblance of truth. Allegation was of abuse occurring around 1947-1949, while assigned to Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore. Joined the order in 1942, withdrew in 1950.


Fr. Gary Pacheco

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Two early suits filed. One settled in 1994. Denied allegations. Removed in 1987. Named in L.A. archdiocesan report   as having abused one minor in 1975. Also named by Orange diocese on its list of accused priests. May also have been named in other litigation. Per his personnel file released in 5/2012, Pacheco was laicized 3/12/1994. Included on the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/2019. It notes allegations of abuse occurring 1975, and 1978-1983 received 1988, 1992, 2004 and 2019.

Fr. Joseph Pacheco

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 05/17/1992
Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Monsignor. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse of a youth in the 1960s at parishes in Tulare and Merced. Died in 1992. In 12/06 the diocese agreed to pay the plaintiff $750K to settle the lawsuit. Diocese said it is aware of several other victims. Name included on the diocese's list in 8/21 of credibly accused.

Fr. John N. Paddack

Ordained: 1984
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Teacher, guidance counselor, parish priest. Accused publicly in 3/19 by one of five men who said Paddack abused them as boys in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, 1988-2002. The man said he was a Cardinal Hayes HS student in 1996 when Paddack molested him during counseling. Another accuser had come forward in 2012; the Archdiocese's Lay Review Board deemed his claims "unsubstantiated." Paddack denied the allegations. Remained in ministry. An eighth accuser spoke out in 6/19. Paddack resigned from his parish 7/2/19. Lawsuit 7/19 by man claiming church covered up Paddack and Rev. Donald Timone's histories of abusing and kept them in ministry. Suit filed 8/19 claims abuse of a 16-year-old male student of St. Joseph by-the Sea HS on Staten Island 2001-02. Four new suits in 7/20 claim abuse of teen boys 1987-90, 1990-93, 1995-97, 2002-03. Two more suits in 5/21, claiming abuse 1987-89 and 1996-98. New suit 5/21.

Fr. John J. Padian

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Died: 10/29/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Named publicly as accused by the Brooklyn diocese on its list in 2/2019. Died 10/29/1995. Added in 2020 to the Archdiocese of Baltimore's list, where he was assigned as a deacon to a parish in the late 1960s until 1970. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It shows that, in 2007, a woman reported that Padian sexually abused her in Baltimore in 1979, when she was about age 12. He was a close family friend; the abuse occurred when he was staying with the family during a vacation in Baltimore. The woman said she told a priest of the abuse during confession in Westminster MD between 2000-2003, and that the priest recommend she report it.

Br. Ruben Mark Padilla

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Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Included on the order's list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014. No details provided as to when and where the alleged abuse occurred. Placing Padilla in the Archdiocese of Newark, where the Irish Christian Brothers' North American Province is based.

Fr. January Padlo

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 03/23/1976
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Named publicly as credibly accused on the Our Lady of Guadalupe Province Franciscans' list as of 1/2024. Member of the Assumption Province. (Placing Padlo for now in the Milwaukee archdiocese, where the Province is based.) Worked in Cedar Lake IN, Toledo OH, Canton MA, Saginaw MI, Grand Rapids MI, Perrysburg OH. Died in 1976, age 60.


Br. Frank Paduch

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1989
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Initially an Augustinian Brother, Paduch was working as a religion instructor and coach when he allegedly abused a freshman boy at St. Rita High School in Chicago in 1980-1981. Assigned in 1988 to St. Charles Borromeo in Nederland, TX. Ordained a priest for the Beaumont TX diocese 1989. A civil suit was filed in 1997 in IL and settled around 1999. Left Beaumont in 2000. Several complaints were received there. Faculties were revoked in 10/2001. There are at least four known accusers. Began working for the city of Berwyn, IL in 2005. Placed on leave from his city job 1/15/2010. Laicized in 1/2005. On Beaumont diocese's list 6/11/2019. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Julian S. Pagacz

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Polish National Catholic church parish priest. Arrested in 1992, accused of raping two teenage girls while he was drinking with them in his home. In a plea bargain, he acknowledged enough evidence to convict him of indecent assault. Ordered to receive sex offender counseling and pay $300 fine for providing alcohol. The girls changed their stories at least once. One girl refused to testify and prosecutors dropped the charges in her case.

Fr. Raymond J. Page

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Died: 10/30/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Monsignor. Ordained for the Springfield diocese, prior to the time Worcester was formed. Accused by a nephew in a 2005 lawsuit of abuse in the 1950s, beginning when the boy was age 9. Page allegedly introduced the boy to four other priests who also abused him. Died in 1998. Accuser's brother expressed doubt that the allegations were true. Page was Vicar General of Worcester in 1983. As Vicar General he was given information on abuse by Revs. Jean Paul Gagnon, Thomas Teczar and Robert Kelley, among others, but no action.

Fr. Thomas James Pagni, III

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Orlando FL

Accused in a 1995 lawsuit of sexually abusing two young boys, who were brothers, when he was their counselor in the late 1980s-early 1990s. The diocese put Pagni through school for a mental health counseling career in 1986 in exchange for leaving the priesthood. The lawsuit says the Diocese lied to the state about Pagni's background. The Diocese agreed it helped him change careers but denies deceiving the state. Also sexually abused girls. Arrested in 2/1995 and again in 6/1995, facing charges of molesting the two brothers and another boy. Two more suits were filed in 1996. Pleaded no contest in the case of the third boy in 1/1996. Sentenced to 10 years in prison. Released in 7/2000. On sex offender registry. Per the FL Attorney General's report 11/6/2020, Pagni is deceased. Included on the Orlando diocese's 10/6/2021 list of credibly accused .

Fr. Ralph W. Pairon

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Died: 10/5/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First named publicly as accused on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 9/12/2017. From Belgium. Was priest of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (C.I.C.M.); sent by Order to the U.S. in 1954. Incardinated in the Santa Fe archdiocese. Transferred to San Antonio TX archdiocese in 1968, where he taught high school for 22 years. Died 10/5/2014. Named in suit filed 11/2018, accused of abuse of a 10-year-old girl at St. Thomas in Abuquiu, beginning in 1969.

Fr. William Paiz

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Accused in a lawsuit filed 1/31/12 of abusing a boy 1982-1987 while assigned to All Saints in Fort Worth and to Nolan Catholic High School, where he was a religion teacher and the boy was a student. Removed from ministry in 1/12 by his order. Paiz left the Fort Worth diocese in about 1987 and went on to work in CA and NV for many years. Worked in the Diocese of Fresno during much of 1995-2010. Transferred to his order's Provincial house in the Chicago area in 2010 after his alleged victim's complaints to Fort Worth. Lawsuit settled 11/21/12. Name included on the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. On the San Bernardino diocese's list in 5/21, where he was assigned to parishes 1998-2002. Also on the Diocese of Fresno's 8/21 list of credibly accused.

Fr. Raphael Pakulniewicz

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, age 12 or 13, in about 1966-68, at St. Anthony of Padua on Staten Island. The boy was an organist for the parish; some of the abuse allegedly occurred during mass while the boy was alone in the choir loft.

Fr. Simon Palathingal

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

From India. Arrested in 6/04; charged with sexual assault of a young boy in 1990-91 in Milwaukee. Working at time of arrest in South Amboy, NJ, Metuchen diocese. Left WI 1991 and lived in India for some time before living and working in several U.S.states 1993-2004. Diocese knew in 1993 when youth testified about abuse by his uncle, Fr. Dennis Pecore, and by Palathingal. Also abused in LA. Sentenced to 16 years prison in 2004. Released in 12/11. Noncompliant on Sex Offender Registry 1/12. On Lake Charles diocese's list 4/11/19. Multiple victims noted of abuse in 2000. Allegations received 2000 and 2002.

Fr. Jose Palimattom

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Order: OFM
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Palm Beach FL

Arrested, charged with obscenity in 1/2015 for showing child abuse images to a 14-year-old boy. Admitted behavior. Served six months in jail then deported to his native India in 6/2015. The boy's father alerted police. Palimattom sought the boy's help to delete the photos. Assigned to Holy Name of Jesus, West Palm Beach since 12/2014. Police said Palimattom had gotten in trouble in India for involvement with a boy. The Diocese said a background check prior to Palimattom's arrival showed no prior misconduct. Holy Name Administrator, Rev. John Gallagher, told police he was instructed that when Palimattom arrived he was to have no contact with minors without an adult present. Gallagher, who also alerted authorities about Palimattom, claimed demotion/poor treatment by the Diocese as a result in 1/2016. The Diocese refuted the claim. Gallagher filed suit against the Diocese 1/11/2017. Appeals court dismissed the suit in 5/2018, saying court cannot get involved in church administrative issues.

Fr. John J. Palko

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA A.G.'s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Palko sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in the 1980s. She was a Bishop Guilfoyle High School student while he was assigned to St. Mary's in Gallitzin. Palko's victim informed the diocese in 2002. Bishop Adamec kept Palko in ministry and began an investigation of the victim, using intimidation tactics against her. The Grand Jury found that 'in the Allegation Review Board the Diocese holds all the rights, and the victim holds only the right to be harassed and questioned." Palko died 5/31/05.

Fr. Emmanuel Pallikunnen

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 02/17/1978
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Extern priest from India. Member of (Indian) Vincentian of Syro-Malabar Rite of Kerala Province. Arrived in Chicago in 1955 to study education. Worked in seven parishes until 6/66. Accused by at least one woman of abuse when she was a child in 1966 and he was at St. Mary's in Buffalo Grove. Died 02/17/78 in India. Personnel file is one of 30 files of priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors produced by Archdiocese in 1/14 and released by plaintiffs' counsel.

Fr. Anthony D. Palmese

Order: OAR
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Died: 02/2/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Accused of sexual abuse of a boy while at Holy Ghost Parish 1984-1985, beginning when the boy was age 12. The abuse ended when Palmese was transferred to FL. Archdiocese said it received the allegation 12/30/13 and informed law enforcement. Assignments included parishes in New York NY, Topeka KS, Omaha NE and Orlando FL. Retired in 2009. Palmese died 2/2/12. On Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. Added to Kansas City KS archdiocese's list as of 3/6/20. Included in the NE A.G.'s 11/21 report.


Fr. Paul Palmitessa

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name appears on a list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Minneapolis-St. Paul archdiocese 12/5/13, where he worked 1956-82. Moved to San Diego Diocese 1982 -88. Excardinated from St. Paul in 1988 and joined San Diego. Retired in 1998, on limited duty until 2012. In 2013, no longer in ministry, living in the San Diego area. St. Paul learned of allegations in 1990 and told San Diego. Sent for eval and counseling, restricted him from being with boys and young men. Name not on San Diego diocese's 2007 list.

Fr. Daniel J. Palys

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Retired. Diocese announced 6/28/2018 that Palys's name was added to its list of credibly accused, and that he was on leave. Removed from the diocesan payroll 5/1/2020 as part of bankruptcy agreement. As of 1/2022, his case was sent to the Vatican. In 2/2023 the Diocese announced that an additional allegation against Palys was deemed substantiated. In 2/2023 there were reportedly three lawsuits naming Palys.

Fr. Vincent Panepinto

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Diocese announced 3/27/11 that it had placed Panepinto on administrative leave without privileges from St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Rochester. after a "credible" allegation. Accused of sexual abuse of a minor in the late 1960s, shortly after ordination. Was assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to St. Philip Neri in Rochester and St. Anthony's in Elmira. Also charged in 7/11 with theft of $10K from his parish several years prior. He claimed blackmail. Sentenced by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance, per the diocese in 10/18. Accused in a lawsuit in 2019 of sexually abusing a boy over a decade, beginning when the boy was age 5 in 1960 and Panepinto was a seminarian.

Fr. Joseph Pankowski

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 05/21/1981
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/2018. Allegation received in 2006 of abuse in the 1940s and 1950s. Worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Also worked in NY and NJ. Died in 1981. Included in 3/2020 on the Salesians' list of credibly accused.

Fr. Gilbert Albert Pansza

Ordained: 2000
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Removed from active ministry in 12/06 and sent for treatment. Original story says that he admitted in 1998, prior to ordination, that he had sexually abused a minor in the early 1970s. Bishop Delaney conducted an investigation and decided that sufficient time had passed and Pansza could be ordained. Allegation discovered after a review of priest files per newly appointed Bishop Vann. Conflicting stories in 2/07 as to when abuse occurred and if it was once or ongoing.

Fr. Eusebio Pantoja Segura

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Died: 10/22/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

"Chevy." Ordained for the Claretian Missionaries in Mexico. Left the Claretians in 1973. After working in Chicago, Pantoja had assignments in NJ and TX, then spent nearly a decade working as priest in Mexico. Found in 1994 and 1996 in Guanajuato, México, Diocese of Celaya, Archdiocese of Leon. Placed on leave by Diocese of Claya in 2004 after a lawsuit was filed in 2003, claiming abuse of a 14-year-old boy in the 1970s at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chicago. Settled. Added to Chicago archdiocese's list 11/28/2018. On Corpus Christ diocese's list 1/31/2019. On San Antonio's list 1/31/2019; noted to have been accused in 2002 of abuse of two children in the in the early 1970s. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which shows four "reported survivors."

Fr. Ernest C. Paone

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 05/10/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Concerns raised while in seminary. In 1962 St. Monica's pastor told Bishop Wright that he prevented Paone's arrest for "molesting young boys...and illegal use of guns with even younger parishioners." In 1964 D.A. told Bishop Leonard he "halted all investigations [of Paone] involving young boys." Leave of absence 1966. Moved to L.A. archdiocese, then San Diego diocese. Remained Pittsburgh priest "in good standing," allowed to minster in CA, and to work as a public school teacher. New report 1994 of abuse of PA boy in 1960s. Sent to St. Luke's for evaluation. Kept in ministry until faculties removed 5/2002. Another allegation 6/2002 of abuse in 1962-1963 of PA boy. Resigned from ministry 2/2003. A 2/2006 memo showed Paone was hearing confessions for confirmation-age children in San Diego. Died 5/10/2012. Suit announced in 11/2018. On L.A. list updated 12/6/2018. Included on the Pittsburgh diocese's list of credibly accused. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/2019.

Deacon Joseph A. Papile

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Ordained: 1988
Status: Settled

Died: 12/25/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Ordained for the diaconate in 1988. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian said he has settled at least one claim with the Boston Archdiocese regarding allegations against this individual. Died 12/25/09. The Boston archdiocese 8/11 list reported no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical or criminal investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Michael Paquet

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Died: 08/21/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in MN and IN. Removed from ministry 11/18/2002 and dismissed from his Order 9/16/2005. Name 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 information provided as to where he was assigned when abuse is alleged to have occurred. Director of Fort Wayne IN diocesan Retreat Center Retreat 1979-1985, and youth minister. Living in Canada in 2014. Name added 11/3/2017 to the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese's list. Name included on the Ft. Wayne-South Bend diocese's list in 10/2018. Per the Crosiers' list in 12/2023, Paquet died 8/21/2021.


Fr. Edward O. Paquette, Jr.

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Burlington VT

Ordained for Fall River; faculties removed 1963. Serial abuser of boys. Sent to treatment in IN, worked in Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese. After 7 years, accepted into Burlington diocese; sent to treatment 1974 and '78; faculties removed 1978; per internal memo diocese could no longer could keep lid on things. Allegations in MA, IN and VT, including of abuse of a hospitalized male teen quadriplegic. First VT suit settled for $965K in 4/06. Named in 3/07 suit. Jury awarded $8.7M to one plaintiff 5/08. One suit settled 7/08. Another tried to mistrial 8/08. Third trial 12/08 awarded $3.6M. Laicization announced 5/09. Fourth trial 10/09 awarded $2.2M. In 5/10, 19 of 26 cases settled. Three on appeal also settled. Living in Westfield MA in Springfield diocese at the time. Four more suits filed 2010. Eleven settled 1/13. On Ft. Wayne-South Bend IN diocese's 9/18/18 list. Suit filed 8/19. On Burlington diocese's list 8/22/19. On Fall River list in 1/21.

Fr. Ronald H. Paquin

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pled guilty in 12/02 to 3 counts of child rape; sentenced to 12-15 years prison. At least 18 complaints reported to Archdiocese over a 20-year period; not permanently removed until 2000. Placed on leave in 1990, reinstated in 1998. Six claims settled by church for over $500K. Named in report by NH Attorney General. Laicization announced in 5/04. Name included in 8/11 on the Boston archdiocese's list. Announcement 10/2/15 that prosecutors' bid to have Paquin civilly committed to a facility for sexual predators was denied, after "qualified experts" deemed him not sexually dangerous. Released same day. Indicted in 2/17 in ME on 29 counts of sexual misconduct with two boys in late '80s, some at camps in ME. Pled not guilty. Extradited to ME jail. Reindicted in 11/17; pled not guilty to 31 counts. Found guilty 11/29/18 on 11 counts related to abuse of one boy. Found not guilty of abuse of the other. Sentenced in 5/24 to 16 years in prison. Appealed conviction to Maine Supreme Court in 2/20. Court upheld conviction in 4/20.

Fr. Thomas Paramo

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 05/15/2004
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

A woman filed suit in 5/2005 against the Claretians, alleging they protected Paramo after he abused her when she was ages 11-15, beginning in 1966. Paramo was assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Chicago at the time of the alleged abuse. He died in a nursing home in 2004; the woman had confronted him there before his death. Civil suit settled. A second accuser reportedly also contacted the plaintiff's attorney. Included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese's list of credibly accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Michael Paraniuk

Ordained: 1981
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

A man told Archdiocesan officials in 1995 that Paraniuk abused him in 1983. The Archdiocese investigated and deemed the allegations unsubstantiated. The man complained again in 2004. Paraniuk was placed on leave in 3/2005 after was payment made to his accuser from the Archdiocese's victims' compensation fund. He was reinstated in 10/2005 after the Archdiocese investigated and again deemed the allegation unsubstantiated. Paraniuk denied all allegations and said he had himself been fondled by two Franciscan priests when he was in his 20s in the 1970s.

Fr. Edmundo Paredes

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Pastor of St. Cecila's in Oak Cliff for 27 years. On Priest Personnel Board per 2009 Catholic Directory. Diocese announced in 8/18 that Paredes was being investigated after allegations in 2/18 that he had molested three teen boys over 10 years prior. Investigated in 2017 after allegations he stole from the parish; admitted to financial misconduct; suspended in 6/17. Fled at that time, possibly to his native Philippines. Arrest warrant in 1/19 after a fourth accuser surfaced. On diocese's list 1/31/19. In 5/19 Dallas police raided diocesan headquarters and other church properties; the raid was related to the Paredes case, and four others.

Fr. Robert J. Parenti

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Placed on leave in 1998 after allegations that he had been involved 25 years prior in sexual misconduct with a minor. He was living at St. Veronica's parish in Howell Township and working at the Diocesan Tribunal in Lawrence at that time. No criminal charges filed. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 2/13/2019. Multiple allegations noted. Removed from ministry.

Fr. Austin N. Park

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Named publicly as accused in 12/18 by the Jesuits' Central and Southern Province. Abuse allegedly occurred in the 1960s. Worked in El Paso, TX; San Antonio, TX; Miami, FL; Grand Coteau, LA; Tampa, FL; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; Greenville, SC; Kinder, LA; Shreveport, LA; Mobile, AL; Puerto Rico; Oakdale, LA. Died in 2013. On San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19. A family member reported in 2013 that Park had abused two children in the archdiocese in the late 1950s-early 1960s. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. On Lake Charles diocese's list 4/11/19.


Fr. Kenneth R. Parker

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

Ordained for the Diocese of Raleigh. Worked in parishes that later became part of the Diocese of Charlotte when it was formed in 1971. The Raleigh diocese learned 11/13/09 of an allegation that Parker abused a minor in 1982. Parker retired in 1993 and continued to provide limited ministry. He denied the allegations. Faculties removed 1/19/10 after review board investigation. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Br. Anthony R. Parlangeli

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Order: SM
Ordained: 1997
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/5/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Professed vows as a Marianist in 1963. New York Province. Worked in Fl and Puerto Rico. Per news in 3/2002 a man said that at age 15 he was drugged and raped by Parlangeli on an overnight camping trip. Parlangeli said he was too tired to camp and rented a hotel room. The drugs caused convulsions; Parlangeli had to take the youth to hospital ER. Police notifed; he was arrested. Charges later reduced to administering drugs illegally. Spent a brief time in jail. Transferred to Baltimore where he also abused. A 1994 civil suit settled. Left the order in 1973, married and raised three children. Moved to CA. Died in 1997. Included on the Order's 6/24/2020 list of accused.

Fr. George J. Parme

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Died: 03/28/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

A man filed suit against the Diocese and Bishop in 2004 alleging abuse by Parme in 1954 when he was a 13-year-old altar boy at St. Aloysius in Wilmerding. Parme retired in 1989 and died 3/28/2002 at age 78. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report and on the Diocese's list. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low five figures of sexually abusing an altar boy, ages 13-14, in 1958-1959, while assigned to Most Holy Name in Pittsburgh.

Fr. Edmond A. Parrakow

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report. Included on the Greensburg diocese's list of credibly accused in 8/18. Per Greensburg diocese file, there was a complaint in early 1985, then counseling with a Fr. Benedict. Evaluated in 5/85 at St. Luke's in MD. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment in 7/85. Admitted to molesting about 35 boys over 17 years. NY archdiocese requested the Greensburg PA diocese accept Parrakow; worked in Greensburg diocese 1986-89, without restrictions. Complaint in 1/89 of behavior in PA with a teen boy, suspended in 2/89. NY archdiocese located him at Green Haven Correctional Facility in 1993. Laicized in 2004. Accused in a 2/26/04 suit of abuse of two brothers in the early 1970s. One claimed the abuse, including oral rape, began when he was age 10, and that Parrakow plied him with alcohol and porn. Suit accused Parrakow of transporting a third boy to PA in 1975 and abusing him there. On NY archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Thomas Parrott

Order: CM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Ordained for the Vincentians. Incardinated in 1974 into the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Allegation in 2010 that Parrott molested a boy over two years, beginning when the boy was age 14 in 1966 and a student at St. John's Minor Seminary in Kansas City. Parrott was his spiritual advisor and confessor. Parrott's accuser settled with the Vincentians. Parrott retired from Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese in 1987 and moved to Florida. He died in 1/1996. Included on the Springfield-Cape Girardeau list 4/1/2019. Also on the Vincentians list in 2020, which notes multiple allegations of abuse occurring in the late-1950s to mid-1960s, reported in 2002. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Bede Parry

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1983
Status: Sued

Died: 11/27/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

A 6/2011 lawsuit alleged Parry, then a Benedictine priest and boys' choir director at Conception Abbey in northwest MO, sexually abused a boy in 1987 at summer choir camp. Parry had been affiliated with the abbey since 1973. He admitted to the Abbot in 1981 that he had been involved in three "inappropriate relationships" 1973-1979. Dismissed in 2002. Became an Episcopal priest in Las Vegas 10/15/2004. Resigned in 2011 after the suit was filed. Admitted to abuse of several. A second suit filed 7/2011. Died 11/27/2013. Included on the Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/2019. (No known allegations there.) On the Conception Abbey Benedictines' list 8/5/2019. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 5/19/21, which notes assignments there in 1978, 1990 and 1992.

Seminarian Eugene E. Parshall

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Died: 08/3/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Scholastic. Entered the Jesuits in 1955. Not ordained. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. Abuse alleged in 1964 at Holy Rosary Mission/Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dismissed from the Order 5/7/1964. Died 8/4/2006, age 75. Per his obituary, Parshall taught for many years at a Catholic school in Omaha NE and was a substitute teacher in public schools.

Fr. Carter Partee

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 01/10/2010
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Named publicly as accused, with substantiated allegations, on the Franciscans' St. John the Baptist Province's list 10/9/2020. It notes that Partee had left the order and was laicized. It does not reveal where or when the abuse took place. (Placing Partee in the Cincinnati archdiocese, where the province is based.) Died in 2010. Added to the New Orleans archdiocese's list in 2020. On the Gallup diocese's list in 11/2021.  Included on Cincinnati's list in 2/2022. On Peoria's list in 6/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Papa-Rao Pasala

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Ordained: 2001
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

From the Diocese of Nellore, India. Assigned for a time in 2001 to the Diocese of Oklahoma City. The diocese announced in 12/19 that Pasala had substantiated allegations against him of the sexual abuse of a 17-year-old girl in 2001. He was sent back to India in 12/01 after admitting to his behavior. He had returned to the U.S. and from 2014 was working in parishes in the Diocese of Baker, OR. He was removed from ministry in 12/6/19 after the old allegations were discovered by a law firm in OK reviewing files. Again sent back to India.

Fr. Gregory Patejko

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fargo ND

From Poland, where he was ordained. Worked in the Netherlands before moving to the US in 1968. Moved in 1972 from the Diocese of Trenton NJ to the Diocese of Bismarck ND. In 1984 a young man told a priest that he had been sexually molested by Patejko in 1976 in ND. Patejko had been moved in 1981 to the Diocese of Austin TX. In 1994 Fargo quietly settled with the alleged victim. Patejko returned to Poland in 1993 and died in 1996. His accuser said he knew of at least two other victims. Included on the Fargo diocese's list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated.

Fr. Daniel Pater

Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

In 1992 a woman told the Archdiocese Pater sexually abused her beginning when she was age 14 in the early 1980s at St. Charles Borromeo in Kettering. Pater left for Rome to study in 1982 and became a Vatican diplomat in Africa, Australia, Vatican City and India. He admitted the abuse, which continued until late 1991 or early 1992 on his trips back to the U.S. His victim and a second woman accusing Pater of abuse as a teen in the early 1980s sued in 2004. The suit was withdrawn after a 6/2006 ruling by Ohio Supreme Court. On 2/21/2014 it was announced that the Vatican sentenced Pater to life of prayer and penance as of 1/21/2014. Soon hired as a bus driver for the county and by an Episcopal church in Lincoln Heights as music director. Fired from that church in 10/2019 after inquiries by a news outlet.

Fr. Timothy Pathe

Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Died: 02/11/1977
Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

From Ireland. Monsignor. Worked in the Mobile AL diocese until 1942. Army chaplain 1942-1946. Priest of the St. Augustine FL diocese 1967-1974. In Pensacola-Tallahassee 1975-1977. Died 2/11/1977. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese on its list in 2020.

Fr. Gabriel M. Patil

Order: CRSP
Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Three men filed two separate suits in Allentown in 2004 alleging abuse by Patil when they were ages 7 to 9, 1978-1980, at Bethlehem Catholic High School. The boys lived in the neighborhood. Cases dismissed in 2005. Patil was promoted to Provincial Superior of his Order in 1990. Reportedly working as pastor of a church in Ontario Canada as of 2004. Went on to work in Buffalo NY, Youngstown NY, then India. Included in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low five figures of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 8, in 1992. The abuse allegedly occurred one time, at Assumption of the BVM in Northampton, where Patil was a fill-in priest. Patil is accused of reaching inside the boys pants and fondling him under the guise of helping him put on his altar boy robes.

Seminarian Juan Carlos Patino-Arango

Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Seminary student in 2003 when the parents of a youth reported abuse by Patino-Arango. Reportedly returned to his native Colombia, or possibly to Florida, when the investigation began. Indicted in 2004 for the abuse of two boys in 1996 while a seminarian. Civil suit filed in 2004 by three; moved to federal court in 2005. Defendants named include Pope Benedict (then Cardinal Ratzinger). Pope dismissed 12/05. Settled in 2/08.

Fr. Joseph I. Patnode

Ordained: 1918
Status: Settled

Died: 12/30/1977
Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

In 2003 a man said he and at least 9 other other teenage boys were sexually abused by Patnode in the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. In 1951 Patnode was removed from his parish assignment and transferred to Sisters of Mercy Novitiate in Iowa. He retired in 1964 and died 12/30/1977. At least one claim was included in a $2.6M settlement with the Archdiocese in 3/2007 and at least one in an 8/2013 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.

Fr. Michael T. Patrick

Ordained: 1983
Status: Sentenced

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

From Sri Lanka. Began work in the Portland OR diocese in 1998. On Tribunal. Worked in several parishes. Named pastor of St. Wenceslaus in Scappoose OR in 2012. Charged in 3/15 with luring for attempting to get a 14-year-old girl into his car as she walked home from school in Vancouver OR. Girl fled and was able to describe the man and provide police his car license number. He denied the allegations. Arrested at Los Angeles airport 4/8/14 upon return from a visit to Australia. Archdiocese removed him from duties when he was arrested. Pled guilty 5/6/16 to attempted luring. Sentenced to 1 year in jail; given credit for 23 days served and 244 days were suspended. Was to serve remaining time in a work-release program.

Fr. Louis S. Paturzo

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Placed on leave in 5/2002 after allegations that he fondled at least two adolescent boys in the early 1970s. Both incidents are believed to have occurred while Paturzo was still in seminary. One youth's parents reported the abuse to police in 1993. Police investigated but could not prove anything. Sent for a psychological evaluation and treatment, then reassigned. Removed without privileges in 2002. Named in a 10/2005 settlement between the archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs involving 14 priests. Sued in 2/2008. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/22/2019. On the Norwich diocese's list, 2/22/2019. Laicized in 2008.

Fr. Harold Hugh Paul

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/1/19. Accused of having sexually abused a 10-year-old boy in 1961. Paul died 8/13/07. Per his obituary, he was laicized in 8/68 and went on to marry and raise a family. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville diocese's list of accused. Allegedly abuse at St. Joseph's in Hewlett, where he was assigned 6/57-6/63 and at Holy Family in Hicksville, where he worked 6/63-6/64.

Fr. Henry A. Paul

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Died: 02/17/1982
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

The Order in DE and PA announced a settlement on 8/4/2011 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs to share in a $24.8M settlement and 150 victims who settled earlier with the Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release the names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Paul was one. Assignments included Salesianum School in DE;  also worked in Dioceses of Erie, Allentown, Buffalo, and the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and New York. Named in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Report in 4/1979 to the Allentown Diocese that Paul was molesting little girls at Sacred Heart in New Philadelphia. Another allegation was made a few months later, that Paul molested a young girl. Left the diocese, assigned to St. Joachim in Philadelphia. Died in 1982.

Fr. John P. Paul

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Archdiocese received two allegations in 2013 that Paul allegedly abused children approximately 40 years prior, while in seminary. Reported to police; no charges filed. Placed under restrictions. Parish and school informed 11/7/13 after he voluntarily resigned. He denied all allegations. Spent many years as teacher and school minister. Faculties removed 12/15/13. Additional accusations surfaced. Found not suitable for ministry and permanently removed 02/23/14. Laicized in 2015. Lawsuit filed in 12/19 in NJ claims abuse in the early 1980s of a girl, starting when she was a high school sophomore in PA and continuing into her college years. Abuse allegedly occurred at an Ocean City NJ hotel and Christian Brothers retreat in NJ. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low six figures of sexually abusing a boy, age 8, in 1967, while a seminarian. The abuse allegedly occurred on a trip to NJ and included sodomy.

Fr. Raymond Paul

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 07/4/2008
Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Reportedly in 8/2003, a man claimed Paul molested him at age 15 for three weeks as he lay in a hospital with burns suffered in a house fire. He said he told his mom at the time but she was afraid to tell. Paul was hospital chaplain. Sources say the Archdiocese settled a similar case by another man but an Archdiocese spokesman said they "are not aware of that." Included in a 10/2005 settlement between the Archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs involving 14 priests. Two men filed suit 9/29/2008 claiming abuse by Paul at the same hospital. New suit filed in 6/2012. Included on the Archdiocese's list 1/22/2019. It notes that Paul was removed from ministry 2/21/1996, and died 7/4/2008.

Fr. Joseph W. Paulantonio

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 10/29/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Ordained for the Dioceses of Marquette MI. Worked also in the Archdiocese of New York, the Dioceses of Brooklyn, Richmond and Trenton, and the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Several leaves of absence. Named publicly as accused on the Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/2018. Assigned there for a few years in the 1970s in to St. Jude the Apostle. Accused in 1993 of sexually abusing two sisters, ages 11 or 12 and 13, while assigned to St. Jude. Died in 1997. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report.

Fr. George A. Paulin

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Burlington VT

Suspended and faculties revoked 5/25/02. Sued. Accused of abuse of a teenage boy in the 1980s. Reported to the diocese in 1987; no action. Resigned as pastor 1/1/03; later found playing organ for two other churches. Settlement in 2003. Another suit filed in 9/04. Diocese admitted in 8/06 that it found 27 years' worth of files on Paulin, which the church had previously said didn't exist. Settlement with second plaintiff in 4/07 for $135K. Another claim settled in 2008. Included on the Springfield MA diocese's list. (From Greenfield, MA.)

Fr. William Jeffrey Paulish

Ordained: 1988
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Assigned to 16 parishes over 25 years. Worked at Lourdesmont, a facility for troubled teen boys and girls in 1983, prior to ordination. After return from 8-month leave of absence - his 4th since ordination - in 7/13, assigned as assistant pastor to Prince of Peace parish in Old Forge. Found in car 9/19/13 on local college campus having sex with 15-year-old boy he met on internet. Arrested. Said boy told him he was 18. Released on bail 9/24. Bishop removed his faculties and placed him on leave. Pled guilty 1/22/14. Sentenced 6/3/14 to 8-23 months in jail. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Lawsuit filed 11/18 alleging Paulish abused a teen boy while pastor of St. Mary's in Old Forge 10/06-5/07. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. George W. Pausch

Order: sP
Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Died: 01/27/1971
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Included on Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused on 9/12/2017. Ordained for the Los Angeles CA archdiocese, where he was Archdiocesan Director for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Sent to Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs NM "On Sick Leave" in 1955. Remained there until his death 1/27/1971.

Fr. Richard J. Pauson

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 08/25/1971
Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/2011) the Order 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. Pauson's name is included on this list. Died 8/25/1971. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1967-1968. Pauson was assigned to Sacred Heart in Culdesac, ID during the time of the alleged abuse.

Fr. James J. Pavlik

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Placed on leave in 2000 without privileges after archdiocese substantiated claims that he engaged in sexual misconduct. The archdiocese had also investigated in 1994 but could not substantiate an allegation of sexual abuse in the 1970s. In 2002 a man said he met Pavlik in Japan in 1970 when he was 17. When he returned to the states at age 18 and visited Pavlik in St. Louis, Pavlik tried to molest him at a rectory until he threatened to get a knife and use it on the priest. Pavlik was named in an 8/05 civil suit. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Died in 2015.

Fr. Martin L. Pavlock

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Per Directories, 'awaiting assignment' 1985-86, 'absent on leave' 2002-03, then 'retired.' Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement. A suit filed in 7/20 claims abuse 1973-74 of a 7- to 8-year-old. As of 1/22, case sent to the Vatican.

Fr. Andrew W. Pawlaczyk

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Died: 03/8/1982
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Pawlaczyk's name was added to the Diocese's list 5/18/2018. Died 3/8/1982. Abuse noted to have been reported after his death. Included in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Taught at Erie Prep 1962-1971, then became an Army and hospital chaplain. In 4/2011 a man told the Diocese that Pawlaczyk sexually abused him when he was a student at Erie Prep and Pawlaczyk was a teacher, and during a visit to Pawlaczyk in DC, when he was a Walter Reed Hospital chaplain.

Fr. Emil Payer

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

In 8/20 the diocese announced that Payer had credible and substantiated allegations against him of abusing multiple minors and vulnerable adults in the 1980s, and was added to its list. He denied wrongdoing. The diocese learned of the allegations from law enforcement in 10/18. In 2014 Payer pleaded guilty to theft from a South Huntingdon parish; sentenced to probation.

Fr. Raymond Pcolka

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Died: 11/22/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

A woman told the diocese in 1989 that Pcolka had abused her son. Sent for treatment in 1989; allowed to return to ministry. Doctors were not told that a girl previously reported abuse by the priest in 1983. Named in several 1993 suits claiming abuse of 16 boys and girls. Suspended, sent for evaluation in 1993. Pcolka walked out of a psychiatric treatment center. A woman settled 2001. Many claims settled in 10/2003 $21M settlement. Laicized in 2004. Died in  11/2009. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 28 victims, boys and girls ages 5-14, abused 1965-1990.

Fr. John B. Peacock

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Died: 05/27/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Allegation in 2005 of abuse in the mid-1960s. Another allegation received in 2015 of abuse in the late 1950s. Retired in 1973. Died in 1995. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It shows that the 2005 allegation was from a woman who said that Peacock sexually abused her in the rectory when she was in 4th grade in the 1960s at Our Lady of Victory. She had been sent  there as a punishment. She also remembered being in other's priests' bedrooms and thinks they may have been involved; one of them was admitted abuser John Carney. The 2015 report was by a woman who said Peacock abused her as a second or third grader at Our Lady of Victory in the 1950s. The same woman also alleged abused as a Keough High School student by Joseph Maskell.

Fr. J. Donald Pearce

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 05/7/2016
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2003 of abuse in the 1960s. Jesuit High School Spanish teacher 1960-61, prefect of discipline 1961-65, and president 1965-68. Died 5/7/16. On the Jesuits' Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. Multiple allegations.

Fr. Joseph M. Pease

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Accused in 1995 of the sexual abuse of a minor in about 1972. Kept in ministry. Removed in 12/02 due to a credible accusation and his admission of having sexually abused an adolescent 30 years prior. Two other men then came forward to allege abuse by Pease. The Vatican had not yet ruled on his case as of 2007. Bishop Gainer asked Vatican to impose a 'life of prayer and penance.' Pease's name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Abused throughout his career, at 10 parishes. Gainer decided to request laicization for Pease in light of the GJ report.

Fr. Michael P. Pecharich

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Removed in 2002. Admitted to molesting a teenage boy 19 years previously. Accused of abusing four minors 1974-84, per L.A. archdiocesan report. Also on list of accused released by Orange diocese. Named in at least one civil suit. Laicized. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low five figures of sexually abusing an altar boy, ages 9-10 in 1977-78, while assigned to St. Edward the Confessor in Dana Point.

Fr. Justin Paul Pechulis

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in a 2008 lawsuit in NC of abusing an altar boy in the late 1970s. The boy, age 15 or 16, was from Philadelphia, and said Fr. John McCole abused him there, then took him to Ashville, NC where Pechulis and McCole forced the boy to participate in group oral sex while a third man watched. The suit also alleged that Cardinal Krol was told of the abuse but dismissed the allegations saying "That's just how men behave with each other." The Charlotte diocese found the allegations credible in 2008. The suit was dismissed in 2010. Pechulis died 4/30/83. Included on the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. Added to the Raleigh diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Keith F. Pecklers

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1991
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

In 12/10 testimony before NJ Senate Judiciary Committee a man said he was abused by Pecklers and then-deacon Thomas Stanford while a teenager in 1976 at St. Paul's in Jersey City. Pecklers was 17 or 18 himself at the beginning and was music director. Abuse went on for almost a year. Pecklers went on to be a Jesuit scholar on staff at Pontifical Gregorian University Rome. Plaintiff settled with diocese in 2008. When asked about allegation, Pecklers said there was no abuse because he was a minor himself at the time. Remained active priest as of 7/14. Included on the Northeast Jesuits list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It note report received in 2008 of abuse of a minor 1976-77, prior to entering the Jesuits. Ministry restricted in 2009.

Fr. Dennis A. Pecore

Order: SDS
Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Worked in MD, AZ, WI. Convicted in Milwaukee WI in 1987 of sex assault of a teenage boy 1984-1985. Placed on probation and ordered to serve year in jail on work-release program. Settlement with the victim for $595K in 1988. Some teachers had told Archbishop Weakland of the abuse, who did nothing. The teachers were fired. Convicted in 1994 in WI of molesting a second boy, 1989-1992 (his nephew) during work-release. (Pecore worked at a care center for elderly priests). The boy was age 8 when the abuse started. Pecore introduced the boy to Fr. Simon Palathingal, who was convicted in 2004 of abusing him 1990-1991. Pecore was sentenced to 12 years prison and probation. On sex offender registry. Laicized in 1995. Released from prison in 2/2002. Accused in 3/2002 of abuse in MD in about 1973 of a boy, age 10. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's list of accused in 9/2002. New lawsuit filed 10/6/2016 v Phoenix diocese, Salvatorians and St. Mark's in Phoenix AZ, claiming abuse of a boy in the early 1980s. In 2018 another suit was filed, claiming abuse of another child in Phoenix.

Fr. Alfredo Pedraza-Arias

Ordained: 1992
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Arrived in diocese in 2013 from Colombia. Worked in Hispanic Ministry and in two Aurora parishes. Arrested 2/11/2016, charged with criminal sexual abuse of two girls between 1/2009 and 11/2014. The girls were under the age of 6. Under investigation since 10/2014, when allegations were reported to civil authorities and the Diocese of Rockford IL. Suspended from ministry 10/30/2014. Pleaded not guilty in 9/2016. Trial scheduled for 9/18/2017. Delayed, set for 11/27/2017. Delayed, set for 2/2018. Detained by US immigration and faced deportation to Columbia in 7/2017. Police looking to charge him also with fondling a 3-year-old girl when he worked in DeKalb. In a 2/9/2018 plea deal, not required to register as sex offender; pleaded guilty to misdemeanor. Released from jail 2/10/2018. Deportation expected. Deported to Colombia 2/26/2018. Included in the 6/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Robert R. Peebles, Jr.

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused in 9/3/93 suit of raping a 14-year-old boy in 1984 at Ft. Benning, GA. Peebles was an Army chaplain 1982-84. Settled 2/10/98 in 3 other cases. In 1984 Peebles confessed to the assault and resigned from the military in lieu of prosecution, and was reassigned to a parish by the Dallas diocese. Records show he sexually abused 15-20 boys before, during, and after chaplaincy, starting in 1979. Worked at 5 assignments, twice after the diocese had knowledge. Removed and retired 1986. Laicized 1989. Died 4/04. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Lawrence O. Peguero

Ordained: 1947
Status: Sued

Died: 11/22/2000
Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Monsignor. Accused in a civil suit filed 6/30/10 of molesting three sisters, one as young as age 4, and their brother in the 1970s. Pegureo was assigned to Our Lady of St. John's in Houston at the time. He is said to have used threats, including that he would to kill their sisters. The siblings complained to the Church in 2007. They were offered, but refused, church-sponsored counseling. Peguero retired in 1993 and died in 11/00 at age 79. Another woman filed suit in 11/10 claiming abuse in the 1960s. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Robert H. Peguero

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Also known as Robert Peguero Hernandez. Accused in a 2014 lawsuit of sexually abusing two girls at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Paula CA, where Peguero was assigned 1978-1992. The lawsuit alleges the Franciscans and Archdiocese conspired to hide Peguero in Mexico, where he was in ministry as of 2014 at Parroquia Santisima Trinidad, Huizquilco, Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Archdiocese of Guadalajara. He denied the allegations. He was still at the parish in 2023. His name was included on the Santa Barbara Franciscan Province's list 5/31/2019. It notes allegations reported in 1990 of the sexual abuse of minors 1987-1988 and that he left the Order in 1995. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Oscar A. Pelaez

Ordained: 1994
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Extern priest from Colombia. Had been in Stockton diocese since ordination. Accused of abuse of a boy for three years. Arrested in early 2002; pled guilty. Sentenced to six years prison. Released on parole after three. Diocese paid $1M settlement after conviction. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.

Fr. Robert Leo Pelkington

Order: OP
Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Died: 05/5/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Surrendered to police in 2000 after being charged with abusing two brothers 12/1998-4/1999. Had been removed and in treatment at St. Luke's Institute prior to surrendering. Assigned to a parish in NY state 1995-1999; apparently was visiting in CT at time of assaults. Convicted. Sentenced to 3 years suspended sentence and 10 years probation. Listed on sex offender registry in Washington, D.C. as of 8/2009. Included on the Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. On the Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/2019. On the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/2019. Laicized in 2011. Died in 2015. Added to the Columbus diocese's list 12/3/2019.

Fr. Eugene Pelletier

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Treated for alcoholism several times and St. Luke Institute. Settlement in 1995, for counseling costs, of claims he abused a boy in 1963-64. He said he could not remember abuse. Name given to prosecutors in 2/02, along with 13 other priests. Retired in 1993. Pastoral ministry had been revoked at the time allegations were first received against him. Was living at a nursing home in Manchester. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance, deceased, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Leonard E. Pelletier

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on leave in 10/02 after an allegation was reported to the Archdiocese of abuse occurring more than 20 years previously. Apparently one alleged victim. Included in 8/11 on the Archdiocese's list. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings still in process. Dismissed from the clerical state in 2019.

Fr. Wilfred Pelletier

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 12/20/1973
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Per the MI Attorney General's 10/2022 report, a man reported to the diocese in 2005 that he and a friend were sexually abused over two years, at ages 16 or 17, by Pelletier in the late 1950s and early 1960s in Alpha MI. He said the priest would take them fishing and hunting and give them alcohol and money. Police caught the boys in a cabin drinking beer with two girls. When questioned they told the police Pelletier had given them the beer, but said no when asked if the priest had done anything to them. Pelletier was soon removed from his parish. Pelletier's personnel file shows "moral concerns" and "unpriestly conduct" in 1950 and concerns in 1956 about drinking and association with minors. Went on leave in 1960 and in 1965. Sent to Jemez Springs NM in 1961, where there was a treatment center for troubled priests. There was a warrant for his arrest in Jemez Springs in 1962 for contributing to the deliquency of a minor. Assigned by 1971 to Bishop Noa Home and as pastor of a Chasselle parish. Died in 1973.


Fr. Joseph F. Pellettieri

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Pellettieri (also spelled Pelletieri) was suspended by the Order and by the New Orleans Archdiocese 4/02 after allegation that he sexually abused a minor in 1967. Abuse allegedly occurred when Pellettieri was teacher and principal at Notre Dame High School in Crowley, LA. At time of suspension he was in charge of Ave Maria Retreat House. Also worked in Wisconsin, Baton Rouge and Alexandria. Sued 3/03. In 12/08 Appeals Court upheld dismissal of suit on SOL. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Died in 2018. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019.

Deacon Maxwell Rollin Pelton

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Worked as deacon 11/1991-10/2000 at Immaculate Conception Church in Cottonwood. Retired in 2000. Arrested 10/09 and charged with molesting a 10-year-old boy for several months. Faculties revoked by bishop. Named in civil suit filed 5/10. Died 11/11/10 before final charges filed.

Fr. Carl Peltz

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Died: 12/26/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

Ordained for the Diocese of Steubenville. Navy chaplain 1984-1987, including in Iceland in 1985, where Peltz allegedly forced a 12-year-old boy to drink whiskey, then raped him. Transferred many times. Federal suit filed in 1991 alleged the Steubenville diocese should have known that Peltz had a drinking problem, yet it certified him as fit for service. Suit settled by the diocese in 1993 for $25K. Although Peltz's obituary states that he was incardinated into the Kalamazoo diocese in 1990, the Official Catholic Directory indicates he was incardinated there in 2002. "Exonerated" in 2003 by the Kalamazoo diocesan review board, which cited it found no credible evidence. Died 12/26/2015.

Seminarian Amado Pena

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Order: SchP
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Seminary student. Not ordained. Charged in CA in 2003 with molesting two 14-year-old boys between 1980-1982 [per 2004 archdiocesan report he abused only one]. Arrested in MA in 2003 on outstanding 1987 warrant from MA for alleged abuse of a 12-year-old boy. CA charges may have been dropped in 2003 after CA Supreme Court ruling.

Fr. John A. Pender

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Ordered to psychiatric treatment by Bishop McCormick in 10/68, but did not comply. Left the diocese without permission. Diocese of Jefferson City contacted the Scranton diocese "years later" to say that Pender was ministering there. Assigned to parishes in Crocker MO in the 1970s and 1980s. Died 2009. Included on list from diocese to D.A. in 5/16 of priests against whom there were accusation of child sex abuse. Pender's name was included with reference to an allegation in 2014 by a "John Doe." On Jefferson City diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. Edmund Penisten

Ordained: 2002
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK

Named among seven clerics by the diocese in 8/19 as having allegations of sexual misconduct against them involving minors or vulnerable adults. Pastor of St. Gregory's in Sitka when alleged in 11/10 to have viewed child abuse images. Suspended. Law enforcement informed. Sent to treatment. Returned to ministry. Placed on leave in 5/19 after review by the diocese's Independent Commission.

Fr. Sylvester D. Penna

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 01/8/1974
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/2011) the Order 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. Penna's name is included on this list. Died 1/08/1974. On Diocese of Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/2018. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018, noting sexual abuse of a minor: 1951-1957?, reported in 2009.

Fr. Carlos Enrique Peralta

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1989
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Allegations of sexual misconduct began while Peralta was a seminarian in Chile in the 1980s. Other allegations followed in Guatemala and Peru. Accused in 1991 and 1995 in Peru of the sexual abuse of boys. Sent to Argentina for sex offender treatment 1997, then transferred to Chicago in 1998. Peralta arrived with permission papers from a top Salesian official in Peru saying Peralta "enjoys a good reputation and has no problem working with minors." In Chicago, he was accused of abusing four children in one family in 1998-1999. Order again transferred him before any investigation could begin, first to a treatment facility in VA, then to a monitored residence in NJ. After a year he returned to the Salesian Provincial House in Mexico City. Allowed active ministry in Mexico in 2001. Sued in 2002. In 2004 he was still working as priest in Mexico. Laicized in 2006, per the Salesians list of accused in 3/2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. It notes evidence that Peralta may have molested many other minors in Chicago.

Fr. John Patrick Perdue

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Left the priesthood in 1986, one year after ordination. Accused, along with Rev. John Kurzak, in a civil suit filed in 3/2008, of molesting a boy in Fort Dodge in the early 1980s. Perdue was a seminary student at the time of the alleged abuse. Ruling in favor of defendants, citing a two-year statute of limitations. Appeal filed by the plaintiff 7/13/2011. A second suit filed 3/28/2008 alleged abuse in 1982 of a seminary student. Included on the diocese's 2/22/2019 list, which notes one allegation received, of abuse of a boy 1982-1983.

Sr. Anthony Louise Pereira

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Order: SCN
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

In 8/04 one man joined the multi-plaintiff suit against the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Fr. Herman Lammers and several nuns filed in summer 2004. The plaintiffs alleged abuse as children at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Orphanage in Anchorage, KY. This plaintiff alleges he was sexually abused by Pereira and another nun. The Order confirmed that Pereira worked at the orphanage 1946-65. Deceased.

Fr. Varghese Pereppadan

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Visiting priest from India. Arraigned in 8/04 on charges that he sexually molested a teenage girl at Our Lady of the Presentation Church in Brighton. Placed on leave by Archdiocese. He had been studying in Cambridge and working at the church since 10/03. Admitted guilt in 12/04; received one year probation. Charges to be dropped if he successfully completed probation. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Angel Armando Perez

Ordained: 2002
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

From La Barca, Jalisco, Mexico, Archdiocese of Guadalajara. Attended seminary in Mexico, then in Oregon, where he was ordained for the Archdiocese of Portland. Arrested 8/13/2012 after a 12-year-old boy told police Perez touched him inappropriately and took pictures of him the night before. Charged with first degree sex abuse, using child in display of sexually explicit conduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Removed without privileges from St. Luke's in Woodburn after arrest. (Perez' best friend in seminary was Uriel Ojeda, convicted in 7/2013 of molesting a girl.) Perez pleaded guilty 4/1/2013. Sentenced to 75 months in prison. Civil suit filed in 4/2014. Archdiocese settled in 12/2015.


Fr. Henry Perez

Ordained: 1973
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Priest of the Diocese of Phoenix 1976-84. Incardinated into the Diocese of Orange in 1989. Placed on leave in 1991 after the diocese learned of allegations in AZ. Sued twice in Phoenix 1993. Accused of taking boys on trips from AZ to CA, giving them drugs and forcing them into orgies with other priests. Appears on both L.A. archdiocese report errata and on Orange report of abusive priests. Two civil suits 2003. Left priesthood to marry. Indicted in Phoenix 2003 for abuse of two in the 1970s-early 1980s. Working in 2002 with children as a "self described Anglican Catholic priest." Died of a heart attack at age 63 in 2003.

Fr. Eduardo Perez Torrez

Ordained: 1995
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Full name Eduardo De Jesus Preez Torrez. From the Diocese of Palmira, Colombia. Worked in Stockton diocese 1999-2014. Per 2/08/18 news reports, the Modesto CA police received a report that Perez sexually abused a 15-year-old girl in 1999. Perez was assigned to St. Stanislaus in Modesto 12/99-4/04. From there worked at parishes in Oakdale, Stockton and Riverbank. The diocesan review board was investigating.

Fr. Z. Enrique Perez

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

From Colombia. Ordained for the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri (Oratorian). Named publicly as accused by the Sacramento diocese on its list 4/30/19. Two allegations, received in 2001 and 2002, of abuse of young males, ages 18-25. Worked in the diocese beginning in 1999. Faculties removed after allegations. Retired in 2003, returned to his Order.

Fr. John Peris

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A man filed suit in 6/1995, claiming he was abused at age 13 by Peris in Anton Chico, NM at San José parish. Peris was also responsible for missions in Dilia, Colonias, Pintada, Milagro, Dahlia, Plaza de Arriba, and Tecolotito. The suit said the plaintiff lived at the parish hall for several months so that he could ride the bus to school. Peris also lived at the parish hall and allegedly abused the plaintiff for several months in the Fall of 1957. Peris reportedly returned to Spain shortly after the abuse and is believed to be dead. Included on the archdiocese's list 9/12/2017.

Fr. Rocco Francis Perone

Order: CSP
Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Died: 05/5/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused of molesting more than a dozen boys 1951-1956 in OR. Accused in 1956 of molesting a boy in Casper, WY. Died 5/5/1992. Accused in lawsuits filed in 2001 and 2002. Also accused of abuse in Austin, TX where he worked 1957-1988. Sent to treatment. Worked in other dioceses across the country. The Portland OR archdiocese paid more than $2.8M in 2003-2004 to settle most claims. Included on the Beaumont diocese's list updated 4/24/2019. On the Cheyenne diocese's list 6/12/2019. On the Paulists' list 3/8/2019. It notes multiple cases 1950-1956 in OR, reported in 2002, a report in 2018 of alleged abuse in OK 1958-1962 and a report in 2019 of alleged abuse in TX 1968-1970. On the Oklahoma City archdiocese's list 10/3/2019. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Arthur J. Perrault

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Hartford. Sent to NM for treatment in 1966 and Canada in 1992. Air National Guard chaplain. Allegedly abused at least 10 children, boys and girls; some took their own lives. Fled the U.S. in 1992. Multiple lawsuits in 1992 and 1994. One settled in 11/1993 for $600K. Four settled in 1995. Named in at least one suit filed in 8/2014. A man who filed suit in 8/2014 against the Santa Fe Archdiocese said Perrault abused him dozens of times beginning in 1991, when he was an altar boy, age 10, in Albuquerque. Perrault was found in 4/2016 working in Morocco, at American Language Center in Tangier; he had been living there off and on for 30 years. Resigned in 5/2016, the school notified police. A suit was filed 8/4/2016 claiming abuse of a NM boy 1975-1977. Another suit was filed in 12/2016. One plaintiff said there were 38 victims. Judgment of $16M in 2/2017. Included on the Santa Fe list 9/12/2017. Arrested by the FBI in 9/2018, returned to NM. Pleaded not guilty to charges of abuse of an 11-year-old boy while chaplain at Kirtland AF Base 1991-1992. New suit in 11/2018. Found guilty 4/10/2019. Sentenced in 9/2019 to 30 years in prison.

Fr. Louis G. Perreault

Order: CSSp
Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 05/15/2020
Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Worked in Phoenix, AZ (HS teacher 1963-71); Lake Charles, LA (parish priest/pastor); Hemet CA (parish priest/pastor 1986-2000); and Henderson NV (hospital chaplain 2000-08). First named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino diocese's list 11/17/18. It notes the diocese was made aware in 9/11 of alleged abuse occurring 1990-92, while assigned to Our Lady of the Valley in Hemet. Reported to police in 9/11. Perrault was retired without faculties in San Bernardino. On Lake Charles LA list 4/11/19 (spelled Perrault). Suit filed 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act claiming abuse of a boy, ages 13-15, in the early 1990s. Died 5/15/20. Per his obituary, Perreault moved in 2012 to the Spiritans' Libermann Hall in Bethel Park PA, serving as Superior from 2015.

Fr. Toussaint J. Perron

Order: WF
Ordained: 1959
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/23/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

"Fr. Jeff." From Canada. Worked in diocese since early 1970s. Removed from public ministry in 1992. Convicted 1993 of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of boy, age 14, in rectory at St. John's in Walnut, IL during the summer and fall of 1992. Served three years. Also accused of abusing a 16- to 17-year-old boy 1982-1984 while at St. John's in Galva. Civil suit filed in 11/2005 by second victim, later dropped and refiled in 1/2007. Settled in 5/2008. Perron died 8/23/2011 in Quebec City. Included by 1/2020 on the Peoria diocese's list of accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's report.

Fr. Eduard Perrone

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Pastor for 25 years at Assumption of the BVM. Suspended 7/5/2019 after the Archdiocese found an allegation of sexual abuse of a boy decades prior had "a semblance of truth." Denied the allegation. Allegedly would invite altar boys to a lake house, wrestle with them in the water, sometimes groping them. A second former altar boy came forward after Perrone's removal alleging the priest rubbed his genitals in 1981. Case sent to the Vatican; declined to pursue. Perrone was a co-founder in 2002 of Opus Bono Sacerdotii, a group formed to support priests accused of abuse. A woman whose father co-founded Opus Bono spoke out about his alleged abuse of boys, and said Perrone gave her alcohol in the rectory beginning when she was age 12. He sued her for defamation. His parishioners sued the archdiocese in 2/2020, claiming it "fabricated" a rape charge against Perrone. In 7/2020 an arbitration panel found that Perrone was the target of defamation; he was awarded $125K. In 9/2020 he also sued Msgr. Michael Bugarin.


Fr. Francis Andrew Perry, III

Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

"Drew." Ordained at age 53 in 1998. Placed on leave 4/02 for lying on application, after diocese learned he had been accused of abuse of a 4-year-old female relative when he was a teenager in 1961. He also had been accused by a teenage boy of taking indecent liberties with him about 15 years prior. Charges dropped when boy refused to testify. Admitted abuse of girl; denied other charges. Appealed to Vatican for review of case. On diocese's list in 10/18.

Fr. Richard D. Perry

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Pastor since 2001 of St. Francis of Xavier in Missoula MT when removed in 10/2019 after a Missoula woman alleged "inappropriate contact." Sent to the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. In 2/2020 another woman alleged that Perry sexually abused her when she was a Seattle Prep School student 1979-1983. Perry's name was added in 7/2020 by the Jesuits West Province to its list of credibly accused. He was permanently removed from public ministry and was to remain at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center under a safety plan.

Fr. Stephen B. Perzan

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

The archdiocese received two allegations of abuse by Perzan in Philadelphia at St. Gabriel's Hall for delinquent boys: one allegation in 2004 about abuse in 1991, and another allegation in 2005 about abuse in 1994-1995. The first alleged abuse in Philadelphia occurred during a time when Perzan is not indexed in the Official Catholic Directory, and the second alleged abuse in Philadelphia occurred when he was listed in the Directory as assigned to a parish in New Mexico. What's more, the report refers to a 1998 letter from a pastor, complaining about Perzan's behavior with children. The Directory does not list Perzan at the parish in question, but at a different parish. At the beginning of his career, Perzan had three one-year parish assignments, and his move to New Mexico coincides with a slight change in the Directory's spelling of his name. In 2003, with the first grand jury in session, Perzan started a two-year parish assignment in Puerto Rico. This is an extremely unusual Directory record and would be consistent with problems earlier and more numerous than those chronicled in the 2011 grand jury report. Yet the review board deemed the two known allegations unsubstantiated, and Perzan was still in ministry as of 2/12/2011.


Fr. Roland A. Peschel

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes reports received in 1993 and 2010 of abuse in 1967.  In 1993 Peschel denied the allegation; in 2010 he admitted to it. He retired and was removed in 2010. Per the NE A.G.'s report in 11/21, Peschel sexually abused a girl over several years, beginning when she was age 17 in the late 1960s. She informed a Texas diocese in 1992, and the Omaha archdiocese in 1993 and in 2010. He appears to have been kept in ministry until the report and his admission of the abuse in 2010. The Archdiocesan Review Board deemed the allegations credible.

Deacon Robert P. Petekiewicz

Ordained: 1991
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Las Vegas NV

Permanent deacon in Brooklyn, transferred to the Diocese of Las Vegas in 1987. Ordained for the priesthood in 1991. Accused in 2009 NY civil suit of abusing a boy for four years, beginning in 1985 when the boy was age 9. Suit dismissed due to the statute of limitations 6/23/2009. On administrative leave from the Las Vegas diocese per its website accessed 2/9/2013. On the Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/2019, which notes permanent removal from ministry 9/10/2015. On the Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/2019, noting that complaints were from the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Las Vegas. Removed from ministry in 2008.

Fr. David J. Peter

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Retired in 2002. Died 4/17/17. In 2018 a man reported to the diocese that Peter sexually abused him in the 1970s, when he was an 8-year-old altar boy at St. Edmund's in Tonawanda. He said the abuse first occurred on a boat ride for altar boys on the Niagara River, with another man present. The man said Peter also abused him after mass when the priest insisted they take a shower together, and that the pastor knew and did nothing. He also alleged that Peter threatened to harm his brother if he told. Peter's accuser said Bishop Grosz told him his complaint wasn't valid, that he was the only person to complain, and "Let's be real: he's dead, he can't defend himself." Lawsuit filed 8/19.

Fr. Donald R. A. Peters

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 12/28/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Retired in 1993 shortly after the Sheboygan County D.A. received an anonymous report of sexual abuse by Peters. He denied the allegation but the Archdiocese prohibited him from unsupervised contact with minors. Admitted in 2002 that he took graphic sexual photos of at least four teenage boys. One also accused him of fondling. Name included on the Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry. Laicized 10/6/07 per personnel files released 7/13. Died in 12/18 at age 93.

Fr. John M. Peters

Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Died: 05/31/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abusing boys in 1962 at St. Joseph's in Harpers Ferry. Died 5/31/1997. Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of abusing an altar boy in 1962. In 2005 the archdiocese requested that the suit be dismissed on the statute of limitations. The claim settled in 2006.

Fr. Dennis L. Peterson

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Died: 07/12/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Accused in a civil lawsuit in 1999 of abusing a boy for 10 years, beginning when the boy was brought to him at age 14 for counseling related to abuse by a Catholic Boy Scout leader. Peterson was the Archdiocese's Special Youth Services director and chaplain at a county juvenile detention home. Placed on leave, allowed to live at a parish. Two brothers and their sister also joined the suit, alleging abuse by Peterson in the 1970s. The suit was dismissed in 3/2000 due to the statute of limitations. In Fall 1999 the Harris County Grand Jury refused to indict Peterson on a charge that he sexually abused the original boy; the boy died at age 30 in 2003 of a drug overdose. Accused in a 2005 lawsuit of abusing and raping a 7th grade boy in 1983. Peterson was laicized in 2005; allowed to live at a priests' retirement home. Died 7/12/2007. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 1/31/2019. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 3/2024 of abusing a boy, beginning in 1995 when the boy was age 8 and he and his father were homeless. Peterson allegedly plied the boy with money and gifts, then sexually abused him after giving him communion wine. The abuse is said to have continued for months until the boy's family left TX.

Fr. Leonard Peterson

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by the Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Hatfield. Spent much of his career at Catholic Schools in the Philadelphia area. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated.

Fr. Louis P. Peterson

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Belleville IL

Accused of molesting a teenage boy sometime 1992-1994. Stepped down voluntarily in 1/1994 during investigation. Permanently removed in 11/1995 from active ministry by the Fitness Review Board. Not enough evidence for police to prosecute. By 7/2002 he had requested a "third stage review" by Bishop Gregory, who found no reason to return him to active ministry. Peterson appealed to the Vatican. On 1/24/2009 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave/Retired." Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 12/19/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes two "reported survivors."

Fr. Steven J. Peterson

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Agreed to step down in 4/19 pending the investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor more than 40 years prior. The allegation was received by the diocese via the IRCP (Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program). A lawsuit was filed in 8/19, claiming he abused a boy, ages 10-16 in 1972-78. The abuse allegedly occurred at Good Shepherd in Holbrook, St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma, during counseling and visits to a juvenile detention center, where the boy was living.

Fr. Leo Petit

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 03/21/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Petit's name appeared in 2020 on the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart USA Province list of those with credible allegations of the sexual abuse of minors. It notes allegation(s) against Petit reported in 1993. He retired in 2001. Died 3/21/2014. Per his obituary, Petit taught for 14 years at Sacred Heart Seminary, was director in communication/vocation positions, and did mission work in Colombia, South America. Added 10/21/2020 to the Diocese of Rockford's list. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Philip A. Petit

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Bishop Gendron apparently destroyed records in the 1980s that detailed sexual abuse by Petit and another priest. Gendron wrote a letter in 1986 to Petit assuring him that he would destroy all documents referring to his treatment, but would keep one 1982 letter. Civil suit filed 2002 alleging abuse of a youth 1979-81. On leave 1982-2002, per Catholic Directories. Laicization announced 8/28/18.

Fr. Anthony J. Petracca

Ordained: 1985
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Worked short-term as an assistant in a number of parishes, and as a hospital chaplain and campus minister. There are several gaps in Petracca's assignment history: 1988-1989 (not indexed in the Catholic Directory), 2000-2010 (Absent on Leave), 2010-2012, 2014-2015 (not indexed in the Catholic Directory). He is listed as in residence at a Salt Lake City, UT parish while on leave 2004-2005. Placed on leave 7/5/2017 due to an allegation of an incident of misconduct with a minor in the mid-1980s. Law enforcement notified, per the diocese. Included on diocese's list as of 1/16/2020, noting that he remained on leave pending the Diocese's decision. Arrested 10/11/2023 at his home in Hollidaysburg, charged with child pornography possession and criminal use of a communication facility.

Fr. Donald Petraitis

Order: MIC
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 06/12/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused of abuse of a boy in the early 1960s when Petraitis was 'filling in' at St. Mary's parish in Norwich. The alleged victim said he told Rev. Donat Jette during confession and that Jette then abused him, too. Per the 2002 Official Catholic Directory, Petraitis was Provincial of the Marian's Office in Chicago. One article refers to him as Superior of the Marians St. Kazimierz Province in the USA, and former General of the Congregation. Denied the allegations. Died 6/12/2012. Not included on the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/2019.

Fr. Robert Joseph Petrella

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Per the Archdiocese, a first report of abuse was received in 1966. Alleged to have raped two brothers. Sent to treatment, returned to ministry. Sent for treatment three times. Permanently removed 1989 after more allegations. Indicted and convicted 1997 for the sexual abuse of 10-year-old boy in the late 1970s. Sentenced to six months in jail, reduced to seven days. Convicted in 2003 for abuse of three. Sentenced to 18 months in prison. Laicized in 4/2003. At least one claim was included in a $1.3M settlement with the Archdiocese in 12/2006. At least 25 accusers. Living at his mother's home in North Arlington, MD as of 9/2008. Included on the Archdiocese's list 10/15/2018.

Fr. John N. Petrocelli

Ordained: 1971
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Removed from ministry 8/22/2002. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse of a boy in the late 1980s. Court denied the Diocese's Motion to Dismiss Negligence Claims on 9/20/2007. Claim settled in 8/2008 as part of a $1.326M settlement by the Diocese. On the Diocese's list 7/1/2019. In 10/2020 a lawsuit against the diocese by a man alleging abuse as a boy by Petrocelli was dismissed, the judge ruling that church leadership cannot be labeled "perpetrators." The RI Supreme Court affirmed the ruling in 6/2023. Petrocelli was indicted 11/2/2020 by a statewide grand jury on charges of abuse of three young boys, occurring 11/1981-10/1990 while assigned to Holy Family in Woonsocket. Pleaded not guilty.

Fr. Ronald P. Petroski

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Died: 12/2/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Petroski was one of 12 priests and a religious brother named in a suit filed by 43 plaintiffs against the Diocese of Brooklyn in 10/02. Accused of abusing a boy, who was a student at St. Anastasia in Douglaston, in the late 1970s. Placed on leave in 1980 and removed from ministry in 1984, after lawsuit alleged he abused a boy in 1975. On diocese's list in 2/19. Died 12/2/86.

Fr. Anthony Petrusic

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 02/2/2010
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Retired in 1994 from the Omaha archdiocese. Working as a part-time priest in FL when he was placed on leave in 2002 after an allegation that he had sexually abused a teenage boy in Omaha in the 1970s. His accuser said Petrusic would take nude photos of him when he was showering or changing at a lake cabin, and grope him. A second man also made allegations of abuse during the same time period. Placed on permanent leave in 8/02. Died in 2/10. On Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. Per the NE A.G.'s report in 11/21, one of the two victims reported his abuse to the archdiocese in 1987, and from 1993-1995 the archdiocese received three anonymous letters, the senders alleging sexual abuse as minors by Petrusic. After the 1987 allegation, Petrusic was sent to MA for treatment, then reassigned to an Omaha parish.


Fr. Alfred N. Pettinger

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Ordained: 1986
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Lincoln NE

Pettinger was named publicly in the NE Attorney General's report released in 11/2021. There are two known victims, both 13-year-old girls. The incidents occurred 1986-1988 and 1990, with reports to the diocese in 1987 and 1989. Pettinger was moved to another parish after the earliest report of his behavior, after which the second girl was victimized. He focused obsessively on each girl, with phone calls and letters, inappropriately discussing sexual matters with them and emotional manipulation. He provided alcohol to one of the girls and gave the other a pornographic magazine. Pettinger was sent to treatment in 1989, after the second victim came forward. He was returned to ministry in 1990 and discovered in 1995 to have an addiction to pornography. He would paste photos of the faces of his former female middle school students on the faces of adult women in pornographic magazines. Pettinger was suspended in 1996, his faculties removed.


Fr. Francis A. Pettit

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

In 1989 a priest of the Denver archdiocese received a report from someone who said they witnessed Pettit sexually abuse a girl in about 1963. His alleged victim was a student at the St. Therese parish grade school. She was deceased by the time abuse was again reported to the archdiocese in 2019. Pettit died in 1987.

Fr. Mario Pezzotti

Order: CFX
Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of molesting students at Xaverian Missionary Faith High School during late '60s and early '70s. Students complained in 1993 but Pezzotti had been working in Brazil since early 1970s. One civil suit filed 1993. Order admitted knowledge of 2 other

Fr. Juvenal Carl Pfalzer

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 03/6/2002
Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Louisville on its list in 2/2019. Died 3/6/2002. (Brother of accused priest, Roman Pfalzer, O.F.M who allegedly abused in New Mexico.) Included 10/15/2020 on the Wichita diocese's list, where he worked 1947-1972 and 1983. Added in 2020 to the New Orleans archdiocese's list, where he was assigned at one point. On the Gallup diocese's list in 11/2021. On the Cincinnati archdiocese's list in 2/2022. Added to Peoria's list in 6/2022. Included on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans list of those with substantiated allegations against them. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least one "reported survivor."

Fr. Roman Pfalzer

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 12/26/2011
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/2017. Assigned to St. Francis in Gallup in the early 1950s. Santa Fe's updated list in 3/08/2019 shows Pfalzer as having been assigned to the Cathedral of St. Francis in Santa Fe in 1966. Also worked in Roswell and Clovis.  On the Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10/18/2018. Noted to have two victims, allegedly abused 1954-1954. On the Gallup diocese's list of credibly accused in 8/2019. (Brother of accused priest, Juvenal Pfalzer, O.F.M.) Included 10/15/2020 in the Diocese of Wichita's list, where he worked in 1964. On the Las Cruces diocese list 11/13/2020. On Cincinnati's list in 2/2022. Added in 6/2022 to Peoria's list. Included on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans list. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least one "reported survivor." Pfalzer died 12/26/2011.

Fr. Michael L. Pfleger

Ordained: 1975
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Pastor of St. Sabina's on Chicago's south side from 1981. Prominent anti-violence and social justice advocate. Suspended in 1/21, accused of abusing a boy 40 years prior. The accuser's brother soon also said the priest abused him as a boy. The brothers said the abuse occurred for years, starting when they were ages 12 and 13 in the 1970s and Pleger was a seminarian and their choir director at Precious Blood parish. In 3/21 a third man said Pfleger made an unwanted sexual advance toward him when the man was 18 in 1979. Pfleger "strongly denied" all accusations. Pfleger wrote to the Auburn Gresham community that he would "seek other ways...to minister" to them. In 3/21 a fourth person reportedly may have come forward. Reinstated after the Review Board said in 5/21 there was "insufficient reason to suspect.... Pfleger is guilty... ." Again suspended in 10/22 due to a new allegations of abuse of a boy in the late 1980s. Pfleger denied the accusation. Reinstated in 12/22 after the Review Board "found no reason to suspect" Pfleger was guilty.

Fr. Joseph Thang Xuan Pham

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Chair in 2006 of Federation of Vietnamese Catholics in the U.S.A. Removed from active ministry at St. John's, Dinwiddie, in 7/11 after a recent complaint of sexual abuse of a minor more than 30 years prior, reportedly while attending St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict, LA. Diocese investigated. Pham "admitted the accusation is true and the incident did occur." There is a possible gap in his assignments between 1988 and 1991. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19.

Seminarian Kevin Phan

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Order: SVD
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Native of Vietnam. Student at the Society of the Divine Word, a Catholic missionary organization. Charged with having 300 images of child pornography on his computer and posting 30 of them on the Internet. Expelled from the Seminary after charges filed. Pled guilty 12/04 to 1 count; balance of charges dropped.

Fr. Thomas J. Phelan

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 06/12/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Seattle archdiocese on its list 3/31/2023. Pastor 1973-1983 of St. Ann's in Tacoma. Died in 2012. Claims against Phelan of child sexual abuse at St. Ann's in about 1978 were settled in 12/2022.


Fr. Victor Phelan

Order: M Afr
Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Attorney Garabedian announced a settlement on behalf of one person in 9/13. Although Phelan spent most of his career in the African countries of Burkina Faso and Ghana as a member of the "White Missionaries," he was assigned for at least one year (1977) in Plainfield in the Newark Archdiocese. Not indexed in Official Catholic Directory after 1992.

Fr. Martin H. Philipsen

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Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 08/21/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of sexual abuse of 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. Assigned to St. William's in Shelby MT  1971-78. Other assignments included Southeast Catholic High School in the Green Bay archdiocese 1939-43 and 1948-58, Green Bay's Central Catholic 1943-48 and counselor at Camp Tivoli 1939-41. Also worked at Abbot Pennings High in De Pere, WI 1967-69. Transferred in 1992 to his order's priory in Jackson, MI. Philpsen died 8/21/98. On the St. Norbert Abbey in WI list 7/19/19. Multiple allegations noted.


Br. James Phillips

Order: OSB
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Professed vows as a Benedictine brother in 1970. Placed on "restriction" under a "safety plan" at St. John's Abbey in 2002 after allegations by two youths of abuse in the late 1970s. No privileges. Article of 7/10 reports that Phillips continued to come and go from the Abbey and associated freely with woman whose family includes an autistic grandson. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by Abbey 12/09/13. Name added to St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese list 11/3/17 of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."

Fr. Thomas R. Physician

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Died: 08/23/2004
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

In a 5/2004 civil suit filed by four men against four priests, a man alleged that Physician had abused him at Precious Blood parish from age 14 to 17 in the early 1970s. Physician, who had retired in 2002, was placed on leave 1/3/2004. Police investigated but no charges filed. The Archdiocese said charges were "serious and substantive." Physician died 8/23/2004. Included on the Archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/2019.

Fr. John A. Piatkowski

Ordained: 1934
Status: Settled

Died: 11/16/1970
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/2018. Included in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Assigned to St. Stanislaus Koska in Erie/Tyler PA 1935-1948, and Assumption in Sykesville 1948-1970. Died 11/16/1970. Multiple allegations. Letter to the Diocese in 3/1955 that Piatkowski had repeatedly sexually abused a 12-year-old altar boy. Another letter in 10/1959 from a parishioner requested a new priest to replace Piatkowski because Piatkowski was molesting little boys, who were afraid to talk. In 12/2009 Bishop Trautman met with a man who said Piatkowski repeatedly molested him in the 1940s, when the man was age 7 or 8 at a parish in Tyler. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the mid-five figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 8-12, during 1949-1953. The boy was a CCD student at Assumption of the BVM in Sykesville, where Piatkowsi was assigned. Piatkowski died in 1970.

Fr. John M. Picardi, Jr.

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Died: 04/3/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Per records released in 2/03, Picardi was accused in 1992 of raping a 29-year-old male youth minister on a trip to FL. Incident was reported to the Boston archdiocese. A 1995 internal memo said he admitted the act. Placed on sick leave; sent to counseling. Sent in 9/92 to Paterson, NJ. In 1995 a 12-year-old girl said he abused her. Placed on leave but review board could not substantiate. Transferred in good standing to Phoenix in 1997. Placed on leave in 2/03. As of 8/11 he was on medical leave with no restrictions. Per the Boston archdiocese's list in 10/15, Picardi's status was "found unsubstantiated; not restricted; On medical leave." Died 4/30/20 in Haverhill, MA.

Fr. David A. Pichette

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV

On duty outside the [Syracuse] diocese per 1989 Catholic Directory. On 5/23/11, a man made public allegations that Pichette had fondled him on two occasions and made other sexual advances in 1981 when he was a teen volunteer at Nazareth Farm in WV. Pichette worked at Nazareth Farm 6/79-9/88. Accuser said he notified the Syracuse diocese in 2010. Diocese said Pichette's privileges were removed in 1993, that he was "formally removed" as a priest in 2005 and that the accuser told them in 2003. On Syracuse diocese's list 12/3/18. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list late 2018. It notes he left the diocese 9/88 and left the Syracuse diocese in 1994. Accused, along with two other priests, in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of abusing a Syracuse boy. The plaintiff claims he was a freshman at Seton Central Catholic High School in 1973 when Pichette began abusing him.

Deacon Robert Pickett

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/30/18. Report to the archdiocese in 2016 of abuse in 1978, prior to his formation as a deacon. Removed in 2016. Per the NE A.G. report in 11/21, in 2016 the archdiocese learned that in 1978 Pickett was accused of flashing his genitals at a 16-year-old girl, and was convicted of "debauching a minor."

Fr. George M. Pieper

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 01/26/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Died 1/26/1998. Named publicly as accused on the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/2018. Multiple allegations after his death of abuse, occurring in the 1970s. Unclear as to where. Also on Midwest Province Jesuits list 12/17/2018. On the Rapid City diocese's list in 3/2019. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, where he worked 1950-1957. Added 2/7/2020 to the Diocese of Wichita's list, where he was assigned 1957-1959.

Fr. George R. Pierce

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 11/17/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA GJ Report. Included on the Greensburg diocese's 2018 list of credibly accused. Died in 2009. In 1997 a woman told the diocese that Pierce sexually abused her at ages 12-20, beginning in 1968 at St. Gertrude's in Aultman. In 1972 Holy Family parishioners complained to the diocese about young women staying overnight at the rectory. Parishioners from most assignments told diocese about Pierce's relationship with a "particular female." Pierce acknowledged but minimized the "relationship." She sued in 1997; received a $30K settlement. Pierce was treated 11/97-5/98 at the Anodos Center. Retired in 8/98, faculties removed. Moved to the Erie diocese where he may have helped out. Allegation to Greensburg diocese in 2002 from a man alleging abuse for three years, beginning at age 10 in 1969. Suit in 10/19 claiming rape of a girl 1973-78, starting when she was age 11.

Fr. Eugene E. Pierre

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/2011) the Order 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. Pierre's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1962-1965. Pierre was assigned to Mount St. Michael's in Spokane, WA during the years of the alleged abuse. He died 8/17/1979.

Fr. Edward L. Pigott

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Died: 12/27/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Allegations were made public in 2/2020 of psychological and sexual abuse by Pigott while assigned to St. Xavier High School between 1992 and 1994. Per the school, an independent investigation showed the allegations to be "established." Pigott was part of the St. X community 1969-2018. The allegations surfaced after the school released in 2018 a list of Jesuits with established allegations. Added to the Jesuits Midwest Province list 2/21/2020. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring 1992-1995 while at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. The Order's list updated 1/30/2023 shows abuse alleged to have occurred 1973-1977, 1982-1983, 1986-1990, 1992-1997. Included on the Cincinnati archdiocese's list in 2/2022. Pigott died 12/27/2020.


Fr. Raymond John Pilarski

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 10/19/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Ordained for the Saginaw diocese; became a priest of the Gaylord diocese at its creation in 1971. Retired in 1998. In 2/2007 the Diocese announced that Pilarski had been permanently removed from ministry in 2006 due to allegations of abuse a 13-year-old girl and a 22-year-old woman, both in the mid-1970s. The Vatican agreed with the decision to permanently remove him from active ministry. He died 10/19/2017 in Alpena, MI. Name included on the Diocese's list 11/10/2018. On the Saginaw Diocese's list 4/10/2019. Included in the MI Attorney General's 1/8/2024 Gaylord report, which shows multiple allegations of abuse of girls and adult women, occurring as early as the 1950s and continuing for decades.

Fr. John Pilcher

Ordained: 1999
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Pastor of Mater Dei in Topeka when suspended in 9/2021 due to an allegation that he had sexually abused a boy. Pilcher denied the allegation. In 4/2022 the Shawnee Co. District Attorney announced that he would not file charges. The Archdiocese announced on 4/29/2022 that Pilcher would be returned to ministry. Sent to Rome for a sabbatical. Assigned in 1/2024 to a parish in Lenexa, resulting in an outcry from parishioners who demanded Pilcher's resignation.


Fr. Joseph J. Pilger

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Died: 12/5/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Ordained for the Diocese of Covington. Pled guilty in 1995 to sexually abusing three brothers and their cousin in the 1960s. Received five years probation, beginning in 1/95. Sued in 2003 for abuse 1960-62. Suit settled 12/03 as part of $5.2M settlement with 27 accusers involving six priests. Murdered in 12/03 by a 26-year-old man who had been living with him. Included on the Owensboro diocese's list 4/12/19, which notes 13 substantiated allegations. Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. One known victim there, at St. Paul's in 1962.

Fr. Paul C. Pilgram

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Restricted from ministry with minors in 1991. Multiple allegations of abuse occurring 1970s-1990s. Unclear as to where. Removed from ministry in 2003. Noted to be living under supervision. Per a news outlet in 5/19, Pilgram was living at Jesuit Hall, near the St. Louis U. campus.

Fr. Alvin J. Pilie

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Died: 11/21/1986
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Named in a lawsuit 11/2019 as having sexually abused, along with Rev. Gerald A. Armstrong, a girl in grades one through three, in 1968 in Albuquerque. The girl attended a school near Immaculate Conception parish, where the two priests were assigned. The alleged victim said they sometimes forced her to drink alcohol before the abuse. The Jesuits were first informed of the claims in 2009, which they deemed not credible. Pilie died in 1986.

Fr. Gordon John Pillon

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Died: 04/26/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Placed on leave in 5/2006 by the Peoria diocese after it learned of allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to the early 1980s in the Diocese of Orange. He joined the Peoria diocese in 1990s. Also worked in Charlotte NC 1996-1999. In 4/2009 a former priest filed suit alleging abuse by Pillon when he was a teenager in CA. This plaintiff was forced out of the priesthood after he told the Peoria diocese about the abuse in 2006. There was also an accusation in Peoria. Reportedly in 2009 was teaching at the University of Northern VA in Prague. Name included on the Peoria diocese's list in 12/2018. On Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/2019, where he worked on loan 1996-1999. Pillon died in 2012. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes two "reported survivors."

Fr. Jerome Pilon

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Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Placed on leave in 1/2009 after allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor dating back about 12 years, occurring outside of the diocese. Pilon denied the allegations. He was assigned to St. Anthony's in Hoopeston 1992-1998; Diocese said the victim was not associated with the parish. On diocese's list in 12/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 6 "reported survivors" of abuse, occurring 1997-2003 in TX and MI.

Fr. Alfred Pimple

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 10/27/1983
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/2018. Allegation received in 1959 of abuse in the late 1950s. Added 10/15/2020 to the Diocese of Wichita's list, where he worked 1969-1970 and 1973-1983. Included in 6/2022 on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans list of those with substantiated allegations against them. Pimple died 10/27/1983.

Fr. Joseph D. Pina

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

A/k/a Jose. Accused of abuse of a 14-year-old girl in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Police investigation in 2002. Also another female accuser. Sent to Servants of the Paracletes for treatment. Apparently transferred to Mexioc. Named in a civil suit filed 2003. Placed on permanent inactive leave in 1999. Named on archdiocesan report in 2004. Laicized in 2006. Worked for Los Angeles Unified School District from at least 2002 until 2011-2012 and part-time until 2013. Archdiocese knew as early as 2009 that he was working for the school district. Personnel file released in 1/2013.

Fr. Jose Antonio Pinal

Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Costellano Jose Pinal, aka Antonio Pinal. From the Diocese of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Ordained for Sacramento. Accused in 1989 of twice sodomizing a 14-year-old boy in 1983 and fondling the boy on a trip to Mexico. Returned to Mexico where Bishop Quinn helped him find ministry and advised him to stay in Mexico 5-6 years before returning to the U.S. According to prosecutors, Pinal "made admissions" in a 1991 letter to a bishop and asked whether he would face criminal prosecution if he returned to the US. Incardinated into Cuernavaca diocese 1991, worked there for decades. Criminal charges dropped in 2003 after Supreme Court ruling. Fraud suit against diocese filed 7/10. On diocese's list 4/30/2019. It shows three more allegations of abuse of boys, received in 1989, and an allegation in 2016 of abuse of a girl. All known abuse allegedly occurred 1981-1986. New suit filed in 10/2019.

Fr. Paul A. Pinard

Order: SSE
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 06/12/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Ordained in VT for the Edmundites. Per obituary, worked in AL 1960-1961 in a Selma parish and as Assistant Director of the Don Bosco Boys Club in Quebec parishes 1961-1964, 1969-1972, and 1989-1991. Director of St. Anne's Shrine in VT 1964-1968 and parish administrator in Alburgh 1967-1969. St. Michael's College board member 1984-1988. Procurator 1991-1995 of the Edmundite Generalate in VT, procurator and treasurer of St. Edmund's Retreat in Mystic CT 1995-2004. Removed from parish in Quebec in 1991 after an allegation of sexual misconduct with minors in the 1980s. Substantiated. In 1/2005 the Norwich bishop learned of allegations and asked the Order to remove him from diocese. Retired to Order's residence in FL in 2004, to Selma AL in 2013, and to VT in 2016. Died 6/12/2017. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/2019. On Edmundites list 8/7/2019.

Fr. Paul E. Pindel

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Died: 02/26/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Named as accused in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report and on the Diocese's list of accused. Died in 1991. Report to the Diocese in 2/2002 that Pindel abused an 8th or 9th grade St. William's boy in the 1960s. Said to have taken boys to his farm, gave the accuser wine, orally copulated him and simulated anal sex. Report to diocese in 5/2003 of abuse of an 8th grader at St. William's school about 1965. Accused in 8/2011 of abuse of a 6- to 9-year-old CCD student 1980-1984. This accuser said Pindel would pull him out of class to the rectory, that an usher would watch the door during the abuse, and that the usher also abused him sometimes. Another report to the diocese in 4/2012 that Pindel sexually abused a 13- to 15-year-old boy 1957-1960. Sued in 1/2019 by woman claiming he abused her at age 15 in 1982. She said her parents informed the church, but no action. Lawsuit in 6/2020.

Fr. Joseph Pineau

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Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

In 9/03 the Diocese of Spokane identified Pineau as having been credibly accused of sexual misconduct. The abuse was said to have occurred about 36 years prior and involved an adolescent in a counseling situation. Pineau retired in 1968 (about the time of the incident) and died in 1982 at age 83.

Br. Richard Pinke

Order: OSF
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Joined the order in 1965. Taught grades 7-10 math and science at St. Anthony's High School in Smithtown, L.I.; also taught at St. Brigid's in Bushwick, St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows and Bishop Ford High School. In 2015 was living at his order's friary in Bay Ridge. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/18 under the NY Child Victims act.

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Fr. Terrance Pinkowski

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Died: 08/2/1991
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in a 1992 civil suit of abusing a boy 1976-1981, beginning when the boy was a 14-year-old Archbishop Ryan High School student. Pinkowski was a teacher and counselor at the school. The alleged victim went to Franciscan officials and was promised payment for therapy and that they would take care of the priest. Instead, Pinkowski was transferred; the Franciscans refused to pay for therapy. Suit dismissed because of the statute of limitations. Pinkowski died in 1991. Included on the Franciscans' Our Lady of Guadalupe Province list of credibly accused as of 1/2024

Seminarian Nickolas Eugene Pinkston

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Also known as R.A. Manfir. Started seminary in 2007. Worked at Ascension, Our Lady of the Presentation and St. Ambrose parishes. Taught childrens' confirmation class. Removed from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in 1/10 after officials learned he was having an affair with an adult woman. Arrested in 7/11 for attempting to receive child pornography through the mail in 2010. Pled guilty 5/31/12 to federal child porn charges. Was to be sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Fr. Jorge Patricio Pintado Herrera

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

From Ecuador. Attached to the NY Archdiocese 1999-2000. Charged 9/02 with groping a 16-year-old altar boy at a Manhattan church. Pleaded guilty in 6/03 to endangering the welfare of child. Sentenced to 5 days of community service. Archdiocese said he did not have permission to be working at the church.

Fr. Alexander Pinter

Ordained: 1943
Status: Sued

Died: 11/15/1978
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

From Hungary. First assigned in the Toledo diocese in 1946, where he was incardinated in 1955. Accused of abuse 1956-1960 at St. Stephen's in Toledo. Sent to Canada for treatment and later assigned there. Became parish priest in Louisiana in 1974. Died in New Orleans 11/15/1978. Also worked in the Diocese of Oakland. Included on the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Accused in a 1/2020 lawsuit filed under the CA Child Victims Act of abusing an altar boy in 1964 at St. Francis in Vista, CA. Included in 4/2020 on the Toledo diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Aloysius Piorkowski

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Died: 03/18/1978
Diocese: Diocese of Lincoln NE

Extern priest from the Diocese of Chelmno, Poland. Arrived in the Unites States in 1939. Worked in Poland, IL, NE. Arrived at some point in Chicago. Moved in 1947 to the Diocese of Lincoln. Worked at Boys Town 1959-1962, in the Archdiocese of Omaha. Removed when accused of sexually abusing a child. Accepted into the Diocese of Rockford, assigned as a hospital chaplain. Abused a previous victim there. Died in 1978. Named publicly as accused by the Lincoln diocese on its list 4/2/2019. Added to the Rockford IL diocese's list 10/21/2020. Per the 11/2021 NE Attorney General's Report, there are two known victims. Both were boys, age 16, abused in the early 1950s, reported to the diocese in 2007. Included in 10/2021 on the Omaha archdiocese's list; noted to have abused 1949-1964.Added in 10/2022 to the Chicago archdiocese's list of credibly accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Edward A. Pipala

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

In 1977 two brothers told the archdiocese that Pipala abused and raped them. The boys were Moore Catholic High School students on Staten Island, where Pipala taught 1975-77. Admitted abuse. Sent to treatment. Reassigned to St. Joseph's in Croton Falls where he again abused. Moved to Sacred Heart in Monroe in 1981. Ran youth programs. Named pastor in 1988 of St. John in Goshen. At both parishes had "secret club" for boys, plied them with alcohol, pills, cigarettes and porn. Removed 1992. Convicted in 1993 of sodomy. Served 7 years in prison on state and federal charges. Released in 7/2000. Named in several civil suits. Laicized in 2005. Died in 2013. On NY archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Suit filed in 1/20 under the NY Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a boy, age 12, in 1989 at St. John's, and that he abused over 50 boys while at the parish, including "violent, sadistic rape." Three more suits filed in 1/20. At least 10 filed suit as of 2/14/20 under the new law.

Fr. George Pirrung

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 02/3/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Accused in 2003 of molesting a boy in the mid-1950s. The Tucson Diocese then searched its archives and found two more allegations dating to 1966. The archives revealed no action on the part of the Diocese. Faculties removed. Reports referred to police; no action expected due to the statute of limitations. All allegations deemed credible. Died in 2016.

Clare Pisaneschi

Status: Accused

Died: 10/22/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Sister of the Religious Teachers Filippini (M.P.F.), professed vows in 1953.Taught in PA, NJ, NY, CT and MD. Director of Religious Education at St. Rocco's and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Pittston PA early 1990s until 1998. Lived in a convent at St. Anthony's in Dunmore its parish school closed in 2007.  Retired in 2012. Died 10/22/14. Added to the Scranton diocese's list in 12/18.

Fr. John G. Pisarcik

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Arrested and charged in 1991 with abusing two boys under age 13 in 1989-91. Admitted the abuse. Convicted 1992. Sentenced 1/93 to five years at Avenel Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center. Released in 12/95 after three years. Sent to NM for treatment. Two civil suits filed in 1994 on behalf of the victims. On Paterson diocese's list 2/13/19. Lawsuit filed in 12/19 claims Pisarcik abused a boy, age 15, beginning in 1978 and until 1990.

Fr. Timothy E. Pisik

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/2/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Convicted in 1991 for the sexual assault of a 16-year-old. Sentenced to seven years; served five. Named in a 3/2005 lawsuit, along with two other priests, as an abuser of one individual 1986-1991. Also named in a 1994 RICO civil suit. Lived in Syracuse, NY as of 6/2006. Diocese asked that he be laicized; Vatican sent case back and ordered church trial. Died 8/2/2008. Name included on diocese's list 2/13/2019.

Fr. Louis Francis Piskula

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Died: 10/11/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Piskula, who "retired" in 2002, was arrested 6/12 after Grand Jury indicted him on charges of first-degree sodomy, victim under 12, and first-degree sexual abuse. One man notified authorities in 2/11 about incidents dating back to 1979 when Piskula was at Blessed Mother Church in Owensboro. Reports say Piskula has not had any ministerial duties since 2002 in accordance with the Dallas Charter. He was in a restricted assignment with the Diocese from 1994-2002 after similar allegation. Pled guilty 6/4/14 to 1st degree sexual abuse shortly before trial. Charge of first-degree sodomy dropped in plea agreement. Sentenced 8/6/14 to 5 years prison, register as sex offender for 20 years and receive sex offender treatment while in prison. Died 10/11/18. Included in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations: 'six allegations deemed substantiated.'

Br. Anthony J. Pistone

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 12/6/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Professed vows in 1953 as a Marianist brother, St. Louis Province. Worked in IL, MO, WI, OK, TX. Campus minister at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis, MO. Left his job in 3/2005 after allegations that he had groped a youth at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, TX in the 1980s. Pistone denied the allegations; internal investigation could not substantiate. Director of West Hills, CA Marianist community 2003-present as of 2/2009. Briefly at Province offices in St. Louis, MO in 2007. On Fort Worth diocese's list updated 10/9/2018. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 2005 and died 12/6/2017. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/2020 list of those "found to have sexually abused a minor." On the Belleville diocese's list 9/20/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. William Pitcavage

Order: SCJ
Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Elected vice provincial of Order in 2010. Placed on leave after allegations in SD civil suit that he had abused children at a Native American School in the 1970s. No previous allegations. Order said charges "not credible" in 2/11 and returned him to ministry. Later statement by Order said that the allegation was actually "unsubstantiated." SD Supreme Court ruled lawsuit could go forward in 1/12. Worked in WI early in career.

Fr. Thomas Pitsch

Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Died: 05/8/1978
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/2016. Settlement announced by the Archdiocese with a man claiming sexual abuse as a boy by Pitsch over a three-year period, at St. Patrick's in Tacoma. The abuse allegedly began when the boy was age 8 in about 1966. The man came forward after seeing Pitsch's name on the Archdiocese's list in 2016. Pitsch died in 1978.

Fr. Lawrence M. Pizzuti

Order: OFM
Status: Settled

Died: 05/2/1977
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

In approximately 2001 a man told the diocese that he was abused for many years, beginning when he was age 15, by Pizzutti and another deceased priest. The diocese offered him counseling and $4K. The man refused. A second man came forward in 7/03 to report that he had notified the diocese in 2002 that Pizzutti abused him once at age 15. The diocese offered him counseling; in 4/03 they gave him a check for $7K to settle his claims, without telling him of the earlier claim. Pizzutti died 5/2/77.

Fr. Alan J. Placa

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Placa, an attorney and former vice chancellor of the Rockville Centre Diocese, was for years the diocese's chief contact with victims. Resigned in 2002 after police investigated allegations. Accused of sexually abusing boys in the 1970s at St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale. Identified as Priest F in the 2002 report of the Grand Jury investigation of the Rockville Centre Diocese. Close friends with former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani; worked at Giuliani's law firm. Fully restored to active (retired) status in 12/2009 after a review by the Vatican found him to be not guilty of the allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. Named in lawsuits filed in 8/2019 under the NY Child Victims Act by two former St. Pius X students.

Fr. Stephen Placa

Ordained: 1995
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn priest until 2002. Became a pilot, founded a flight school on Long Island. Convicted in 2009 of the sexual abuse of two boys, ages 8 and 10. Name quietly added to diocesan website 11/2017 as priest of the diocese laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric." Claims against Placa included in diocese's 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). Per diocese's list on 2/2019, laicized 11/25/2011.

Fr. Casimir Plakut

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 11/10/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Also know as Fr. Francis J. Michael. Name (Plakut) released by St. John's Abbey in 9/17 as added to its list of those "likely to have offended against minors." Ordained for the Benedictines. Plakut worked in the dioceses of St. Cloud, Crookston, Duluth, St. Paul and Minneapolis, Nassua in the Bahamas, as chaplain in the US Army and at Harvard University. He left St. John's in 1962. Also worked in KY, NE, TX, SD and Ontario Canada. Died in 1988.


Fr. James W. Plamondon

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 05/24/1989
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Worked in AK 1953-72, in the Great Falls MT diocese 1972-74, spent a year in graduate school in Berkeley CA, then spent 1975-76 at a retreat house in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese. Name is included on updated Fairbanks diocese list of accused priests and religious with admitted, proven or credible accusations issued as part of bankruptcy procedure. One claim against him is shown. He left the priesthood in 1977 and married. He died 5/24/89.

Fr. Albert R. Plante

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Died: 08/31/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

First named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. Died 8/31/00. Named in lawsuit(s) filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. There were four lawsuits naming him by 4/21.

Fr. Mark Plaushin

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Placed on leave 7/16/18 after an allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in 1985 in Monroe County PA, prior to ordination. Reported to Scranton diocese, who reported to the D.A. and the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales. Plaushin denied the allegation. Retired Army chaplain, at Our Mother of Consolation in Chestnut Hill PA parish since 2013. Scout chaplain. Reportedly living in Lithuania.

Br. Bernard Thomas Pleimann

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 06/14/1986
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Spent much of his early career teaching in Hawaii. Accused of abuse of a minor in 1963 when he was a teacher at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, CA. Called Ploughman in 2/17/04 Los Angeles report; name corrected to Pleimann in Errata 1. Personnel file released by Order in 7/13 shows he took perpetual vows in 7/40, was dispensed from vows in 5/73 (while teaching in Japan) and died 6/14/86.

Fr. Gerald John Plesetz

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Excardinated to the Diocese of Orange when it was created in 1976. Arrested in 2002. Accused of abuse of a teenage girl 1973-77, and fathering her child. Charges dropped after CA Supreme Court ruling in 2003. An adult woman also accused him of fathering her child. Left priesthood in 1977 to marry. Laicized in 1978. One known civil suit.

Fr. Christopher Pliauplis

Ordained: 1987
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Started as a a religious order brother in Steubenville OH, left for three years to become a nurse, then ordained for the Steubenville diocese. Transferred in 1991 to the Rockville Centre diocese to be near his ailing mother, briefly to Brooklyn, then to the Archdiocese of New York. 'Absent on Leave' while at parish in Rockville Centre. Accused of inappropriately touching 17-year-old boy in 1/06 on Staten Island. Placed on leave in 3/06; faculties removed in 6/06 per recommendation of Archdiocesan Review Board. Pliauplis appealed to Vatican; archdiocese announced in 6/08 that church court had cleared him and he returned to ministry 7/1/08, at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Assisted there until at least 2011; in 5/17 he had been 'On Leave of Absence' since 2012.

Fr. Walter J. Plimmer

Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Died: 09/16/1968
Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

Actor on Broadway prior to ordination. Indexed in the 1943 Official Catholic Directory as a U.S. Army chaplain and with the suffix s.s., indicating he was a priest of the Society of St. Sulpice. In 1944 was assigned to a Diocese of Trenton parish. In 1946-1947 Plimmer was at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. By 1948 he is shown as a priest of the Diocese of Steubenville, apparently having left his Order. Was a College of Steubenville (run by the T.O.R. order) faculty member and public relations director. First named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Steubenville on its list 10/31/2018. Noted to have been suspended from ministry in 1956. A 1959 news article states he was on leave from a Bohemia, NY parish. Died 9/16/1968 in Brooklyn, NY. Per his obituary, he resigned in 1959 from active parish work and did mission work in CA, AZ and NM. Included in 3/2021 on the Rockville Center diocese's list of accused, name misspelled "Plimner." It notes he wasn't assigned there and that abuse allegedly occurred in a private house, a motel, and on a boat.


Fr. Charles Plock

Order: CM
Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Chaplain and youth minister at St. John's University in Queens. Arrested in 10/08 after emailing a homemade video of himself masturbating to someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy in Colorado. The "boy" was a police officer. Plock was released on bond and immediately sent to St. John Vianney Center in Downington, PA for evaluation. Criminal charges filed. Pleaded guilty and sentenced to 5 years probation in 12/09.

Fr. Michael L. Plourde

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Publicly named as accused by diocese on 1/27/07. Plourde had been placed on leave in 1994 for allegations dating to 1976 that he abused two minors. He had returned to ministry in 1989 after counseling due to allegations involving sexual misconduct toward an adult. The Bishop recommended laicization. Name released as accused before the Vatican's decision came through, citing the case of accused Wilmington priest Francis G. DeLuca. Laicization announced in 5/08. In 12/22 two brothers sued the diocese, claiming Plourde sexually abused them when they were altar boys, ages 10 and 12, at St. Hycinth in Westbrook in 1978-1979. They said they told their mother at the time, who reported the abuse to Plourde's supervisor, Fr. Antonio Gosselin. The family left the parish and allegedly heard nothing back from church officials.

Fr. Raymond C. Plourde

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 04/17/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02 shows Plourde admitted in 1992 to initiating a sexual "relationship" with a 12-year-old boy in 1976 that lasted two years. Plourde reached a private settlement with the victim in 1990 for about $38K. The victim reported the abuse to the Archdiocese in 1992 and asked for the return of pornographic pictures Plourde took of him. Plourde was sent for treatment and then allowed to work as chaplain at a convent until he retired in 2/02. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance in 2004. Included on the archdiocese's list in 8/11. Died 4/17/13.

Fr. Gregory J. Plunkett

Ordained: 1988
Status: Settled

Died: 10/2/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Removed in 5/2002 after allegations that Plunkett fondled a 13-year-old boy prior to his enrollment in seminary. Plunkett denied all allegations. Suspended after other allegations were received. Person with original complaint was also allegedly abused by priests Francis Engels and William Harbert. Filed suit in 2/2004. Settled in 3/2005. Criminally charged in 2003 with recently fondling a youth under age 17. Trial in 10/2004. Found not guilty. Died 10/02/2011, age 66. Included on the diocese's list in 2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 3 "reported survivors."

Fr. Robert Poandl

Order: GHM
Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Died: 01/15/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV

Dioceses assigned to included Jackson, MS; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; Savannah, GA; Owensboro, KY; Tyler, TX; Tulsa, OK; Harrisburg, PA. Allegation to the Order in 6/2009 that Poandl sexually abused a boy, age 10, in 1991 during a trip from OH to WV. Removed in 6/2009 from the Savannah diocese; moved to the Order's Cincinnati house. Indicted 1/26/2010 on 3 counts of abuse of the boy, including rape. Pled not guilty 2/12/2010. Charges dismissed with prejudice 8/27/2010 for discovery violations. Reinstated in 9/2010. Removed in 2/2012 after a new allegation, of sexual misconduct in the 1980s. Third allegation in 8/2012. Indicted on federal charges in 11/2012 for abuse of the boy in 1991. Convicted 9/20/2013. Sentenced 2/12/2014 to 7.5 years prison. Lost appeal 8/31/2017. Included on the Harrisburg, PA diocese's 8/1/2018 list. On the Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/2018 and the Savannah diocese's list 11/8/2018. On the Wheeling-Charleston list in late 2018. On the Jackson diocese's list 3/19/2019. Included on the Tyler diocese's list in 4/2019. On New Orleans' list in 6/2019. On Glenmary's list 9/27/2019. Died 1/15/2019. On Tulsa list 10/2/2019. On Cincinnati's list in 1/2020. Added to Owensboro's list in 5/2022. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC report.

Fr. Donald P. Pock

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Died: 05/18/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Pock told parishioners at St. Peter's parish in Itasca in 1987 that he was a recovering alcoholic. Removed from ministry at St. Peter's in 2002. Accused of abuse of a minor in the early 1970s. Allegations substantiated by the Review Board. Died in 2004. Included in 4/2006 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Named in 2006 litigation by another man who claimed abuse in 1970 at age 16 at Divine Savior in Downers Grove, when he went to Pock to discuss becoming a priest. The man told the Diocese in the mid-1970s. Pock was sent for counseling then reassigned. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/2013 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/2014. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 3 "reported survivors."

Fr. Theodore Podson

Order: SchP
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Left Devon Prep in Philadelphia in 1993 after allegations he sexually abused a boy. No publicity and no charges. Was in Amarillo diocese by 1995 as pastor and prison chaplain. Resigned 6/02 after Dallas BIshops conference. Two entries in the 2002 Offical Catholic Directory: Amarillo and Washington DC. By 2003 was living in the Philippines with teenagers around him. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn's list of order and extern abusive priests. Order removed him 8/12; under supervision at residential treatment center. On Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18.

Fr. William C. Poepperling

Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

One woman filed suit 4/05 alleging abuse by Poepperling between 1956-1959. A second woman filed suit in 8/05 alleging abuse for 4 years, beginning when she was 4 in the 1950s. Poepperling died in 1983 at age 78. Most counts in each case were dismissed by the trial court in 2008 or 2009 and dismissals were upheld by Court of Appeals 2/10. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. It notes substantiated allegations, received after his death.

Fr. Edward Poettgen

Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/19 of molesting a boy, age 6, while assigned to a St. Polycarp in Stanton in 1994. The boy was a student at the parish school. Poettgen's accuser first came forward in 1/19; parishioners were not informed. The diocese said Poettgen was placed on administrative leave at some point before 1/29/20, although a plaintiff's attorney stated in late 1/20 that Poettgen told him he was still in active ministry as pastor of St. Boniface in Anaheim.

Fr. Edward F. Poff

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Per news in 5/2002, Poff was accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1994. Allegation substantiated by church authorities and Poff was sent for therapy. Reassigned to restricted ministry as a hospital chaplain until retirement in 2001. Poff still occasionally helped out at parishes until his faculties were removed in 5/2002. Included in 4/2006 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Per the list revised in 12/2018, Poff was permanently removed from ministry. In 2/2021 it noted that Poff had died in 2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes two "reported survivors."

Fr. Stephen A. Pohl

Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Pastor St. Mary Margaret. Rectory and parish office searched 8/12/15 by FBI and Louisville police after parents of 10-year-old boy reported Pohl took inappropriate photos of their son and other boys. Placed on leave. Arrested 8/21/15 in FL on federal charges of accessing child porn. Detective said Pohl viewed online images of nude boys, infants to mid-teens. In KY court 9/2/15, given house arrest at his mother's. Indicted 11/3/15 by grand jury. Pled not guilty; trial scheduled for 1/12/16. Pled guilty 1/4/16 to access of child porn with intent to view. Sentenced 3/29/16 to 33 months in federal prison, to register as a sex offender, and lifetime probation. Also fined $7,500. Suit filed 3/16 vs archdiocese by parents of a boy victimized by Pohl at age 7 in 2014. Another filed 8/16 claiming photos taken by Pohl of a kindergarten boy in 2014 and again in 2015. Laicized 2/26/17.

Fr. John Pohlen

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1923
Status: Sued

Died: 02/24/1969
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Pohlen 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; three men and two women claimed Pohlen, who was head of the orphanage, abused them as children in the 1950s. Died in 1969.

Fr. John R. Poirier

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Porier was the only active accused priest on a list released by the diocese in 2/02. Allegedly solicited a boy for sex in the 1970s. Placed on leave. In 7/02, two men filed suits alleging abuse as children. Per the 2003 Attorney General's Report, Poirier was described by church officials in 1988 as a "compulsive homosexual." He received treatment but was still not celibate three years later. Began attending Sexual Addiction Support group meetings in 1994. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Steven W. Poitras

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Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from St. Michael's in Hudson in 11/06 after an allegation surfaced that he sexually abused a child in 1994. Police were notified; investigated. Reports show that in 1994 Poitras claimed to have been undergoing cancer treatment. Four months later, after Poitras revealed he staged the cancer, Cardinal Law placed him on sick leave. Placed on leave in 11/06. On 6/27/09, the Boston archdiocese website showed him active and working in clergy personnel office. Still on administrative leave in 10/15; canonical case in progress. Per the archdiocesan website in 1/20, the allegation was found unsubstantiated. Poitras was laicized in 2018.

Fr. Anthony J. Polakowski

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 09/23/1978
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Included in the MI Attorney General's 10/2022 report. In 1/2004 a woman told the diocese that Polakowski sexually abused her for a year when she was in 6th grade. She said he would host parties in the rectory basement and supply youth with marijuana and alcohol. There was also a "hidden" room made into a "firepit" and another with a mattress, found by Chancellor Fr. Alexander Sample after he met with the woman. Polakowski had a "playboy" reputation with such "toys" as a Corvette, snowmobile and horses. A police report in 1976 alleges that Polakowski gave alcohol to minors, and mentions rumors of parties in the rectory. He died in 1978 after crashing his car into another, killing two women and critically injuring a 16-year-old boy, who was in his car. In 4/2018 a man reported that a priest sexually abused him as a teenager in the mid-1970s. Based on the man's description, the Vicar for Clergy stated the priest was likely Polakowski. In 3/2006 a woman claimed Polakowski abused her in 1976-1977 at ages 15-16, and that he also abused her brother. She told a teacher about her brother's abuse, and Polakowski was transferred.


Fr. Adrian Poletti

Order: CP
Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Died: 12/24/1980
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore Archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Allegation to the Archdiocese in 2006 of sexual abuse of a boy, about age 11 or 12, at Camp Gabriel in about 1956. The same accuser said he was also abused Sr. Theonella Flood, at St. Joseph Passionist Monastery School. The victim received a $38K settlement. In 1/2007 a woman reported sexual abuse by Poletti in the mid-1940s when she was age 14 or 15. Poletti died in 1980. Assigned to St. Joseph Monastery Church 1937-1942 and 1951-1959. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Sleeva Raju Policetti

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Ordained: 1987
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

From India, working in Chicago beginning in 1986. Fled the U.S. in 2002 after a report to Archdiocese that he was having an "inappropriate relationship" with 16-year-old girl. Warrant issued in 5/2002. Arrested in India in 6/2003; extradition pending in 3/2012. The girl's attorney indicated that she might not want to pursue criminal charges. Chicago was to drop plans to extradite as of 5/1/2012. The Archdiocese previously reached an out-of-court settlement with the accuser. Laicized in 2008. Added to the Archdiocese's list of credibly accused 11/28/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes three "reported survivors."

Fr. Daniel Polizzi

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Died: 07/12/2003
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Ordained for the Santa Rosa diocese. Transferred 5/30/70 to the Diocese of San Diego. Suspended in 1996 after a hospitalized 16-year-old boy (ventilator dependent) managed to let hospital workers know he had been fondled by a priest. Hospital reported to CPS, diocese and police. No criminal charges pursued. In 1997 he was "permanently impeded from priestly ministry" per diocese statement. Polizzi denied all accusations. Died in 2003 in Haiti. Name is on list of priests with credible allegations by San Diego Diocese 3/07. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19.

Fr. Leo E. Pollard

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Died: 01/24/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Taught at BC High and at Fairfield Prep in CT. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian said he had settled at least one claim with the Boston archdiocese involving allegations against Pollard. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes reports in 2003 and 2014 of abuse of minors in the 1950s and 1966-67. Died 1/24/99.

Fr. James W. Pommier

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Died: 01/28/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Bismarck ND

Personnel file showed numerous allegations in 1960s and 1970s. Pommier left the Bismarck diocese in 1977 without permission of bishop. Began working in Seattle until 1985 when his faculties were removed by archbishop. Bismarck bishop also removed his faculties in 1990. May have later worked in MT. Diocese announced in 3/08 that Vatican had laicized Pommier for "ecclesiastical crimes against youth." Lived in WA until his death 1/28/12. At least four settlements. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On Bismarck diocese's list of those with substantiated allegations 1/2/20.

Fr. Robert F. Ponciroli

Ordained: 1969
Status: Arrested

Died: 01/19/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Removed from ministry 2/9/95 and sent to therapy due to an allegation. Accused in an 8/02 suit of sexually abusing a boy, age 11, in 1975 in Antioch, CA. Arrested 2/03 for abuse of two brothers. Charges dropped 6/03. They filed suit in 3/03. $2M verdict 4/05. At least 7 other known victims per plaintiff's attorney. Ponciroli admitted he was a sex addict. Laicized in 2005. Died 1/19/09. On the diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Gary W. Pool

Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

In 2003, a man filed suit alleging abuse 1979-1984 by former priest and deacon Pool. Pool's accuser said he went to another priest for counseling, and that he was abused by that priest 1984-1993. Pool denied all charges. He took a leave of absence in 1987. Laicized in 1993. He later married. On the Jefferson City diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. Jefferson Pool

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Order: SVD
Ordained: 1992
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Named publicly as credibly accused of the sexual abuse of minors in 5/2021 by the Society of the Divine Word's Chicago Province. Abuse occurred in OH in 1977 and in WI in 1981. Per its website in 6/2023, Pool is prohibited from public ministry, presenting himself as a priest and to contact with minors. Living since 2021 in East Troy, WI.


Fr. James E. Poole

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 03/28/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Accused of abusing girls throughout career, beginning in 1948. Spent most of priesthood in AK. Files show Jesuits knew of issues as early as 1960. Removed from longtime job at KNOM radio station (which he founded) in 1988. Suit settled in 2005. Admission. Multiple other suits pending in 2006. Another filed in 2/2007 against the Jesuits for transferring Poole (with knowledge of his behavior) to Portland OR where he abused a girl in the 1960s. Settlements 11/2007, 2008, 3/2011 and 2/2014. Claims in the Fairbanks bankruptcy, noting 19 reports of abuse by Poole. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/2016. Worked at Bellarmine Prep and St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma 1990-2003. Was retired to the Jesuits' Regis Community in Spokane in 2003. 'Permanent Prayer and Penance' status in 2016. Died 3/28/2018.  Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018.

Fr. William George Poole

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Lexington KY

Ordained for the Diocese of Covington. Incardinated into the Diocese of Lexington when it was created in 1988. Charged with public indecency in 1990 and 2001. Placed on leave for a year in 9/02 when diocesan officials learned of Poole's second arrest. Reinstated in 1/04, even after a 2003 accusation that he had sexually abused a 15-year-old boy in 1972. The Lexington diocese's review board deemed the allegations not credible, but the Covington diocesan board disagreed and paid a settlement to the plaintiff. Not reported to police until 2004. Died 12/28/18. Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20, allegation noted to be "unsubstantiated."

Fr. Peter J. Popadick

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Pastor of St. Aloysius Gonzaga when accused by a man in his early 60s in a lawsuit 8/2019 of raping and molesting him at age 11. Placed on leave. The man also accused Revs. Frank Tuchols, Paul Nogaro and a "Fr. Mike." Popadick was secretary for former Bishop Head for over 20 years, until 1995. The man also claim molestation by two teachers at St. Mary of Sorrows church and school. He said the abuse occurred at St. Mary's and at Bishop Fallon High School. Popadick was returned to ministry in 1/2020. The accuser reportedly would not cooperate with the investigation and the Diocesan Review Board could not substantiate the allegations against Popadick and Nogaro. Placed again on leave in 3/2023 due to an allegation and investigation of child sexual abuse.

Sr. Cheryl A. Porte

Order: MSC
Status: Accused

Died: 04/17/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

The Marianites received an allegation in 1979 that Porte was sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl, who was a student at Opelousas Middle School where Porte was a teacher. The abuse began in 1978 when the girl was 12. Porte was reportedly sent to the Order's provincial house in New Orleans, and received counseling. She lived there until 1985, worked for the Charlotte NC diocese for two years, then returned to New Orleans. She relocated in 1992 to study for her doctorate at St. Louis University. As of 2002 Porte still functioned as a nun, living in O'Fallon and teaching at St. Louis University. She would sometimes speak at adult seminars in the Diocese of Belleville. After a 7/2002 meeting with the victim, the Marianites acknowledged an "inappropriate relationship." Porte died in New Orleans 4/17/2020.

Fr. James R. Porter

Ordained: 1960
Status: Guilty plea

Died: 02/11/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Laicized in 1974. Married and had four children. Named in multiple civil suits in MA and MN for abuse in the 1960s and early 1970s. Accused of abusing 100s of children in MA, NM, Crookston MN and TX before and after treatment. Found guilty in MN in 1992 of molesting a babysitter. Served 4 months. Conviction overturned by MN Supreme Court. Pleaded guilty in 1993 in MA to abusing 28 children. Sentenced to 18-20 years. Over 100 claims settled. Died in 2/2005 of cancer while awaiting release from prison. A woman filed suit in MN in 6/2013. Name included in 10/2023 on the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese's list of accused. Suit filed in 1/2015 claiming rape of a former NM altar boy; plaintiff also claimed rape by Fr. Bernard Bissonette. On the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 9/12/2017. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/2019. On Las Cruces list 6/24/2019. On Fall River diocese's list in 1/2021. Settlement announced in 10/2023 with a 70-year-old man who claimed abuse, including sodomy, at age 8 in MA by Porter. Included on the Duluth diocese's list in 3/2024, where he was assigned 1969-1970.


Fr. William J. Porter

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Parish priest, pastor, high school teacher and principal. The Diocese announced on 7/25/2019 that Porter was removed from ministry and his faculties suspended due to an allegation it received on 3/1/2019 of sexual misconduct with a teenager 38 years prior. Per the diocese, the state police closed its investigation 7/19/2019 due to the statute of limitations. The abuse allegedly occurred at Our Lady of Fatima in New Castle. Wilmington police were continuing to investigate similar allegations.

Fr. Gregory H. Poser

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1975
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Suspended from ministry in 5/16 after diocese received a report that Poser sexually abused a girl on one occasion in the 1970s, while assigned to St. Odilia in Shoreview. Poser denied the allegation. The diocese informed law enforcement. No criminal charges. The Crosiers' Review Board determined that there was not sufficient evidence to substantiate misconduct. The Order announced on 8/17/30 that Poser would be reinstated.

Fr. Thaddeus Posey

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Posey was one of four priests named in a 2004 lawsuit. Settlement reached in 4/07, but claims against Posey were not settled. Suit alleged abuse in 1970s-80s. Posey is shown in a Spring 2013 Capuchin Midwest newsletter as a member of a Prayer Ministry for retired Capuchins. Died 8/7/13. On Capuchin Province of Mid-America's list 3/1/19. Per the Salina diocese, Posey had more than one credible allegation against him.

Br. Robert Post

Order: CFC
Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Made perpetual vows for the Congregation of Christian Brothers (Irish Christian Brothers) in 1965. Taught in Canada, Italy, U.S. Principal of Blessed Sacrament High in New Rochelle 1976-79; named in a civil suit as having abused boys there. Left the Christian Brothers and was ordained for Diocese of Bridgeport CT in 1982. Worked as spiritual director in a number of high schools and in parishes as an assistant. As of 8/12 he had been accused by three individuals in a bankruptcy case filed by the Irish Christian Brothers in NY court. Allegations were over 30 years old. Included on the order's list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014. Retired by 2015 and living in retired priests residence in Stamford CT. Added to Albany diocese's list 12/4/19.

Fr. Richard J. Poster

Ordained: 1992
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Poster pleaded guilty in 2003 to possession of child pornography after images of boys and adolescent males engaged in sex acts were found on his church computer. Sentenced in 2004 to one year in prison. Matter sent to the Vatican. Arrested 9/20/2006 on allegations that he violated his parole by being near children. Sentenced to two months in jail. Laicization announced in 9/2007. Name NOT on the diocese's 7/2008 list of credibly accused priests. Added in 12/2019 after the Associated Press asked why the name was missing from the list. Living in 2019 in Silver Spring, MD. On the MD sex offender registry since 2005. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least one "reported survivor, " of abuse in 2002. (Spent 2001-2002 a the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.)

Fr. Charles E. Potocki

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Died: 11/26/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

As part of settlement, Potocki's name was included among 17 released by the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese in 10/2014 of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors against them. Worked in Minnesota, Nebraska and Louisiana. Died 11/26/1992. Included as of 1/2024 on the Franciscans' Our Lady of Guadalupe Province list of credibly accused. (Member of the Sacred Heart Province.)


Fr. Robert J. Potts

Ordained: 1964
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Named publicly in 10/19 by the diocese as accused of sexually abusing a minor in the late 1980s and early 1990s while pastor of St. George's in Shenandoah. Removed from ministry pending investigation. Per the diocese, the allegation was received 9/24/19. Potts' accuser reported the allegations to the IRCP (Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program), which notified the diocese. Potts was returned to ministry in 8/20 on recommendation of the diocesan Review Board, after a diocesan investigation determined that Potts "did not commit the acts that were alleged." .

Fr. David Poulson

Ordained: 1979
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Cambridge Springs. Bradford Central Christian High teacher. Removed from ministry in 2/2018 after allegations that he sexually abused minors. Arrested 5/8/2018, charged with the abuse of two boys, one ages 8-18. Abuse occurred 2002-2010 in rectories and a remote cabin. One said Paulson made him confess to to him after the abuse. Per the Grand Jury report 5/8/2018, in 2010 Poulson admitted to Bishop Trautman he was sexually aroused by a boy, had sent texts about sex to boys and spent time alone with them. Trautman "admonished" Poulson, told him to "cease and desist," and kept him in ministry. In a 5/14/2018 statement, Trautman denied covering-up. Another man said Poulson, his high school English teacher, abused him 1979-1982. Pleaded guilty 10/17/2018. Sentenced 1/11/2019 to 2-14 years in prison. Laicized 3/2019. Settlement for $2M in 3/2019 with man alleging abuse as a child 2002-2010.

Fr. Donald Raymond Pousson

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Died: 07/7/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

In 6/02 the bishop said that an investigation of Pousson was pending but that no action had been taken because a review committee had not yet been formed. Pousson was accused of molesting a boy about 10 years prior. Pousson denied the allegation. He said that he had been treated several times for "alcohol but never sex abuse." The diocese reportedly learned of the alleged molestation in the mid-1990s but in 2002 the bishop denied prior knowledge. Placed on administrative leave in 1994 and spent several months in in-patient treatment in St. Louis. Died 7/07/13.

Fr. Robert Povish

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Ordained: 1990
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as a chaplain (state employed) to inmates at the Graterford Prison in Skippack and in-residence priest at St. Eleanor Rectory in Collegeville. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that investigation found he violated standards of ministry and was unsuitable for ministry.

Fr. James J. Powderly

Ordained: 1958
Status: Indicted

Died: 10/8/2004
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Accused in 2005 phone calls with the Archdiocese and in a police report of sexually abusing a boy 1974-1977, beginning when the boy was age 14. The abuse allegedly included masturbating the boy. Also accused of abusing the boy's sister. Powderly died 10/8/2004. Included on the Archdiocese's list 10/15/2018. It noted that the abuse was first reported in 1997, and that Powderly retired without faculties in 1997.

Fr. John J. Powell

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 09/24/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Professor of psychology and theology. Wrote self-help books popular with adolescent girls. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse of 7 girls in the 1960s and 1970s. Settlement with 6 (2 suits) in 10/2005. Named in another suit filed in  10/2006. A woman claimed he abused her in 1975 or 1976 when she was a Loyola University student. A civil suit filed in 11/2008 alleged that Powell fondled and abused a girl, age 16-17, at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, FL when he conducted a seminar there. Per the Province's list revised 1/21/2020, abuse is alleged to have occurred in 1963 while Powell was a visiting retreat director at St. Mary's College of Notre Dame University. Died 9/24/2009. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/2019. On Ft. Wayne-South Bend's list in 12/2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least 4 "reported survivors," of abuse in 1963 in IN, 1966-1967 in IL, 1967 in IL, and 1967 in FL. The Order's list updated 10/30/2023 reflects this.

Fr. Edmund P. Power

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Died: 10/23/1976
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Former chaplain and teacher at Fairfield College Preparatory School 1962-1965 and 1968-1976. Died in 1976 at age 40. In 2/2003, allegations of abuse were received by the school. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/2019. It notes allegations received in 2003 and 2011 of abuse of minors 1972-1976 and 1969-1971.

Fr. James Power

Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Died: 09/4/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Cheyenne WY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 6/12/2019. Accused of abusing of five adolescent males 1958-1972. Reportedly transferred to Torrington after allegations, continued to abuse, then was sent "back to Ireland." Died in 9/1985. Per his obituary he had been retired and was living and serving at a parish in County Waterford, Ireland.

Fr. James F. Power

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 08/14/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1992 of sexually molesting 13-year-old boy on camping trip to ME in 1980s. Accuser received $35K settlement in 1996. Unsigned, undated note in Power's personnel file says "100% positive other kids." Worked as parochial vicar at St. James the Great in Wellesley until removed 2002 after a second claim. Personnel file released 12/02. In 1/09 Boston announced two charges were unsubstantiated. Granted 'retired' status but restricted privileges. Included on the Boston archdiocese's 8/11 list. Died 8/14/15.

Fr. Walter D. Power

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Died: 11/16/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Name first released on list of credibly accused by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/2006. Retired in 1983; died in 1998. Named in a civil suit filed in 9/2008 in DE by a man who alleged abuse as a boy at Saint Helena Church in Wilmington in the 1950s. The suit says diocesan officials knew of Power's history and transferred him to MD in about 1957. Also named in a 9/2008 suit in DE by a man who alleged abuse in MD 1952-1954. A new suit filed in 6/2010 claimed abuse in the 1970s. Personnel files released in 2/2012.

Br. Edward Powers

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Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Br. Kyrin. Joined the Xaverians in 1948. Left in 1988. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/2019. Allegations received in 2013 and later of abuse in Brooklyn in the 1970s. Deceased. On the Baltimore archdiocese's list 7/23/2019. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. John Aquinas Powers

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 10/19/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

Named publicly as accused by the Dominicans' St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. It notes Powers became a part of the Province of St. Martin de Porres when it was formed in 1979. Allegation established in 2009. Died 10/19/10. Per his obituary, Powers was a Marine chaplain in China, Japan and Pacific Islands 1955-59. Worked in variety of parish and special assignments 1960-96, including Ohio, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North and South Carolina and New Orleans. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18, for allegations around 2002 of abuse in 1966 in the Raleigh diocese. On the Providence diocese's list 7/1/19. On Columbus diocese's list 12/13/19. On the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21 of credibly accused.

Sr. Mary Ann Powers

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Order: SCN
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

In a 2004 lawsuit eight women and one man alleged that Powers abused as them children at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Orphanage in the 1950s-1960s. Deceased. The Order said it was not aware of any previous allegations against the nun.

Fr. Richard M. Powers

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Accused with two other priests in 1995 of abusing a girl in the 1960s. Alleged victim settled with Diocese in 1999 for $41K. In 2003 she died by suicide. Family returned settlement and filed suit on her behalf, saying she didn't have capacity to enter into settlement, She had been hospitalized several times. Diocese said she was 18 and relationship was consensual. Powers denied all accusations. He was still active priest in 7/06; suit was still pending. Retired in 2007. Remains active in diocese in 11/15.

Fr. Richard T. Powers

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Powers' name was included on a 1994 list of 35 priests suspected or accused of abuse of minors. List compiled by Msgr. Lynn. Cardinal Bevilacqua ordered list destroyed at the time but copy turned over to prosecutors in 2012. Accused of sex with a 17-year-old girl in Venezuela while working with the Society of St. James in the late 1980s. Continued in active ministry until 3/12 when archdiocese was expected to remove him. Permanently removed in 4/13.

Fr. Thomas J. Powers

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Died: 05/31/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Named publicly as accused by the Province on its list 12/17/2018. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, in 1973-1978 while at John Carroll University, in 1985-1986 at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, and in 2000 while at the Colombiere Center in Clarkston, MI. Powers was dismissed 7/6/2001. He died 5/31/2019 at age 74. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least four "reported survivors."

Fr. Alfredo Prado

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Per Order, Prado was stripped of all clerical authority in 1991 after accusations that he abused boys, and because of his theological opinions. At least five known alleged victims; civil suit filed 2/04. As of 1/03 Prado was celebrating mass and marrying couples in Costa Rica (without official permission). Child welfare agency in Costa Rica were investigating circumstances of two minors living on the grounds of the "Sanctuary" operated by a "doomsday group." On Corpus Christi diocese's list 1/31/19. On Amarillo and Victora diocese's and San Antonio archdiocese's lists 1/31/19. "Event" alleged to have occurred in the Amarillo diocese when Prado was conducting a mission. On San Angelo diocese's list 2/13/19. Laicized in 2006. Deceased.