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Fr. John H. Acres

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1983
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Sued in 2002. Accused of abuse of students at Boston College High School in the late 1980s. Claims referred to Suffolk DA. Officially left the Order sometime between 1995-2002, per 3/02 article. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Included on the Northeast Jesuits list of credibly accused 1/15/19, which notes he admitted to abuse in 1987 while assigned to B.C. High. On the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21.

Fr. William Edward F. Allen

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 6/2/21. One known allegation of abuse, occurring in 1943. Left the diocese in 1954. By 1955 was at a parish in Cottonport, LA. Was in Shreveport by 1968. Per the 1979 Official Catholic Directory, Allen was "on duty outside the diocese" in Miami Beach, FL. In 1997 he was retired and living in Chicopee, MA. Remained a priest of the Diocese of Springfield. Died in 1998.

Fr. Joseph Angeli

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Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Native of Italy. Priest of the Diocese of Tacna, Peru. May have begun working in MA in 1959. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 01/19/11. Per Garabedian, at least one claim settled with Boston Archdiocese. Died 5/4/93. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was "visiting priest." In 12/15 a woman stated publicly that she was abused as a minor in the early 1960s in Hondo, TX by Angeli; she called on the San Antonio archdiocese to verify her allegations and settle her claim. On the San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19; assigned there 1960-62. Also worked in the Diocese of El Paso. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19.

Br. Antonio F. Antonucci

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Order: OSB
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Antonucci ran a street ministry for young children. Charged in 1993 with fondling a 15-year-old boy. Acquitted by court in 5/96. Also named in a civil suit against Fr. Albert Liberatore in Scranton, PA. The suit claimed Liberatore's victim went to Antonucci for help and that Antonucci encouraged him not to tell because it would ruin his life. In 3/07 the court dismissed the "aiding and abetting claim" against Antonucci, which was part of the suit. Included on the Rockville Centre diocese's list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred in a private home in Port Jefferson. (Per the list, Antonucci was of the O.S.F. order; the lawsuit shows him as an O.S.B. monk.)

Fr. Paul J. Archambault

Ordained: 2005
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Chaplain at Baystate Medical Center and a part-time parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish in Hampden. Died by suicide 7/3/11 at rectory of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, where he lived, after being confronted with abuse allegations. On 7/10/13, a 20-year-old man filed a civil suit alleging abuse by Archambault at St. Patrick's in Chicopee over a four-year period, starting when he was age 13. He alleges the diocese and pastor failed to protect him from Archambault. In 3/16 the diocese settled and added Archimbault's name to its list of credibly accused priests. Per Its updated list in 6/21, there was more than one credible allegation.

Fr. Brion T. Ares

Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Charged in late 1993 with raping a 20-year-old man who came to him for counseling. Acquitted in 10/94 on a rape charge and a mistrial was declared on a charge of indecent assault. Defense claimed that the alleged victim had consented to oral sex after a night of drinking at the rectory. Prosecutors said the victim was too drunk to consent. Ares died in 1998. Name included on Boston's list of accused priests in 2002.

Fr. John T. Atwater

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Documents revealed in 2002 that in 1993 Atwater was accused of abuse of a 14-year-old boy who was a Cardinal Cushing Academy student in 1971, when Atwater was the school's Director. Atwater denied the allegations. He retired in 2002 and was sent for therapy which said he "had no sexual conflicts." In 2/02 another man alleged he was abused by Atwater at same school some time after 1967. In 9/04 a man said he was abused by Atwater at age 12 in approximately 1969. Atwater died in 2006. Canonical investigation not complete at his death.

Fr. Charles E. Aubut

Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of abuse on unspecified date and location per diocesan records. He was also supervisor of Paul Desilets just before Desilets was transferred to Canada after parents complained to Aubut. Aubut was named in at least one lawsuit because he was Desilets' immediate supervisor. Retired 1984. Died 4/19/02. No formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Edward George Authier

Ordained: 1930
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Name surfaced publicly as accused 5/29/19. His accuser was a 67-year-old man who also alleged abuse as a boy by Bishop Weldon, and by Rev. Clarence Forand at St. Anne's in Chicopee. The allegations were deemed credible by the Diocesan Review Board in 9/18. Authier died in 1970. Included on the diocese's list 6/2/21 of credibly accused, for abuse of a minor alleged to have occurred in 1960.

Fr. Jose Maria B. Avila

Ordained: 1930
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

One of 21 names of accused priests published by the Fall River District Attorney in 9/02. Name was misspelled as George Avellar. List says one alleged victim. D.A.'s office confirmed allegations regarding Avila 9/26/02. May have molested over 100 children over his 44 year career. Apparently his history was well known around several of the older Portuguese parishes. Retired in 1974. Died in 1988. Included on the diocese's list in 1/21 of those with credible accusations of the sexual abuse of a minor(s).

Fr. John J. Bagley

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Finished seminary in Rome. Worked at Vatican 1972-74. Placed on leave in 2/02 after a man called the Diocese to complain of abuse in 1967 when he was 17. The abuse allegedly occurred during a trip from Worcester to Canada. The man had complained to Bishop Harrington in 1994, but no action. At least one more accuser located. Unable to prosecute in MA due to the statute of limitations. Matter referred to Canada for possible prosecution. A second man filed a civil suit in 12/04, alleging abuse in 1963. Trial set for 2006.

Fr. Eugene Bailot

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Gary E. Balcom

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Henry S. Banach

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Allegedly abused a boy age 12 or 13 in 1976 and 1977 while assigned to St. Hedwig in Southbridge. Two brothers filed suit in 2002. Another man joined the suit in 10/02. A fourth man later came forward with similar allegations. One case settled out of court in 5/05 and was dismissed. A second was set for trial in 10/06.

Fr. H. Stanley Barney

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

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

Fr. Frederick L. Barr

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Robert E. Barrett

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Richard J. Barry

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in MA, PA, DC, MI. Personnel file review in 2002 showed Barry allegedly raped and assaulted a youth at St. William's in Tewksbury, MA, where he was assigned 1978-81. Transferred to Dallastown, PA. Included in 3/03 NH A.G. report. Per documents, same man claimed Barry raped and sexually abused him beginning at age 16 or 17 in NH. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Included on Harrisburg PA diocese list released 8/1/18. Per attorney Mitchell Garabedian, settlement in 2021 in the mid-five figures of a claim of abuse of a boy, age 14, on a camping trip in NH in 1981.

Fr. Lee F. Bartlett

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Placed on leave in 3/02. Accused in a 6/02 civil suit of abusing two boys 1979-80. He reportedly fondled them and made them participate in "Greek Olympics" wherein he got them intoxicated and then made them run naked through the streets at night at his residence on Cape Cod. Also allegedly took nude photos of boys and showed them pornographic movies. He was said to have taken some boys on a trip to Paris. Resigned from parish in 2003 but still a priest. Was to undergo church trial. Laicization announced in 8/20.

Fr. Settimo Basso

Order: CS
Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Sydney H. Bayers

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Robert P. Beale

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed in 7/02 after "credible" accusations surfaced that he molested a minor in 1the 970s. At the time of his suspension, he was director of Our Lady's Hall, a rehabilitation center for priests accused of molesting children. Long-time chaplain at Norfolk Co. House of Corrections. Last known to be living in Quincy and Stoughton, MA. Voluntary laicization announced 8/20/10. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically. Beale died 5/7/19.

Br. Robert Beaulac

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Order: AA
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

On staff at Assumption Preparatory School in the 1960s. Allegedly pursuaded a young student to stay overnight because of the weather and gave him alcohol. Beaulac had the boy stay in his room where the alleged abuse occurred. The same accuser said another priest at the school, Rev. John Martin, of initiating a "relationship" with him during the same general time period of 1965-67. Beaulac died in 11/00. Named in a 2002 civil suit.

Fr. Andre M. Bernard

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Air Force Chaplain 1975-91. Bernard's name was listed on Privilege Log provided by Military Vicariate in Robert Peebles matter in the Diocese of Dallas. Listed as absent on leave through 2001, after which status is shown as retired through the 2017 Directory. He is not indexed or listed in Necrology through at least 2019.

Fr. George A. Berthiaume

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

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

Fr. George C. Berthold

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A lawsuit filed in 2000 claimed molestation of a boy in 1972 while Berthold was assigned to St. Joseph's in Woburn. Archdiocese said it learned of allegations in 1999. While dean of St. John's undergraduate college in Brighton in 1995, he was accused of improper advances towards a freshman seminarian. Cardinal Law dismissed him but then allowed him to teach in NC in 1997. Archdiocese finally withdrew permission and he was fired. Personnel file released 12/02. Still on administrative leave 10/15; canonical proceedings in process. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Joseph E. Birmingham

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Albert Rene Blanchard

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

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

Fr. David L. Blizard

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Left active priesthood in 1988. By 2002 several people had accused him of abuse. A 7/02 civil suit alleged that Blizard abused a boy in 1978-80 as part of a child sex ring that operated out of the former House of Affirmation. Arrested in 8/03 on charges of assault in 1988. Found not guilty by court In 8/04 of a charge of indecent assault and battery on a person over age 14. Involuntary laicization granted in 2012 announced 3/5/13.

Fr. John Bocciarelli

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. William Boffa

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

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

Fr. Paul J. Bolduc

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. John J. Bonzagni

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

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

Fr. Barry F. Bossa

Order: SAC
Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pled guilty in 1974 to charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy. No jail time. Order knew but allowed ordination. Two victims filed suit in Boston in 2002. They alleged he performed oral sex on them as 8- and 10-year-olds in Bridgewater in the 1970s when he was a "parish brother." Was working in the in NY archdiocese in 2002. Transferred to Rome after NY archdiocese pulled his privileges. MA charges filed and attempts made to extradite him. Died in 5/07. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Clarence R. Boucher

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A woman gave public testimony in 2/07 that Boucher had touched her inappropriately when she was 13. Incidents were said to have occurred at St. Jean the Baptiste in Lynn. His behavioral habits with young girls were allegedly well-known within the parish. He retired in 1982 and died in 2001. Boston AD database 8/11 reported no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Paul T. Boudreau

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

One claim was included in a 2004 $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. First public mention of his name. Suspended in 1991 after being on leave for several years. Reportedly "abandoned priesthood."

Fr. Raymond A. Boulanger

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Boucher's personnel file was one of several released to the public in 12/02 because it contained allegations of sexual abuse. Boulanger, then 81, said he used to give girls affectionate hugs and believes that one of the mothers must have misinterpreted what he was doing and filed a complaint. He denied misconduct. Reportedly, no clear accusations were found in his file. Died 2/12/10. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Br. Xavier Leonard Boulanger

Order: FMS
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In a 2005 civil suit a man alleged that he was abused as a minor by Br. Leonard Xavier, a teacher at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, in 1967-68.The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Br. Leonard died in 1987. His obituary gave his name as "Xavier Leonard Boulanger." Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. A man in his 60s sued in 5/17, alleging abuse at Central Catholic as a boy by Boulanger and three other Marist brothers. Said he told the principal, but no action.

Fr. Normand J. Boulet

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Boulet's name was included on a list of 21 Fall River diocese priests accused of abuse which the District Attorney released in 9/02. List shows two alleged victims. Both 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories show him "on sick leave." Died 3/23/15. Included on the diocese's list in 1/21 of credibly accused. It notes that his faculties had been removed.

Fr. Real Bourque

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1979 and 1994 of abusing male minors in the late 1970s at the Oblates' center in Natick MA, where he was Director. Abuse alleged also from his time as Director of a retreat house in ME. Bourque was reassigned by Cardinal Medeiros after allegations in 1981 and continued in ministry until admitting abusing teens in the 1990s. Sent to treatment in 1979 and again in 1994. Employed by EWTN for 12 years, prior to and after his 1994 treatment, including appearing on TV and youth ministry. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.

Fr. Donald J. Bowen

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Sexually abused a girl, ages 9-16, in the late 1960s-early 1970s. He wrote letters saying that he would leave the priesthood to marry her. She told the diocese in 1990 and accepted a $200K settlement in 1992. Bowen was an active priest in Bolivia with the Society of St. James for 28 years before his indictment in Boston in 2002. Charged with indecent assault and battery of a person under 14 and lascivious acts on a person under 16. Pled guilty in 2005. Sentenced to 2 years in jail, 10 years probation and registration as a sex offender. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that Bowen was laicized in 2007.

Fr. James E. Braley

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pastor of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Plymouth when removed in 2/12 after a recent allegation of abuse of a minor in the early 1980s. Archdiocese notified authorities and began its own investigation. Braley denied the allegation. Assigned to St. Peter Parish in Cambridge 1975-81 and Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree 1981-86. As of 11/1/13, both a man and woman alleged abuse between 1975-1981. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Status on archdiocesan website changed 3/16 from "Case in Process" to "Found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior Priest."

Fr. Gerard L. Branconnier

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Accused in 1993 (?) civil suit of abusing 16-year-old boy at North American Martyrs Parish in Auburn some years previously. Removed from active ministry in 1993. Suit settled for about $35K. In 2006 the same plaintiff alleged that Branconnier was continuing to function as a priest (without authorization from the Diocese) and asked that he be laicized.

Fr. Philip Calixtus Breton

Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in 14 parishes. Placed on leave and returned to ministry three times--1950, 1951, and 1957. Retired in 1978. Died 4/13/84. Personnel files released in 12/02. Accused of abusing altar boys in both Boston, MA and Manchester, NH dioceses. Four claims were included in the NH 10/02 settlement for $950K. Abuse dates back to early 1950s; Boston, at least, knew then. Boston archdiocese's database 8/11 reported no formal determination of guilt because Breton died prior to a canonical investigation.

Fr. Andrew Brizzolara

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Order: CS
Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Brizzolara resigned from his parish assignment in New Haven, CT 1/04 after allegations surfaced that he had molested a child in early 1980s when he was working in Boston Archdiocese. He was ordered to leave CT and to reside with members of his order in NY state. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards, related to 1/16 settlement with Scalabrinians.

Brother Albert

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Order: FMS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Brother Albert (no last name known) was named in 2005 civil suit as having abused one man at Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, during the years 1969 - 1971 when the accuser was a student and Albert taught there. The suit involved multiple plaintiff

Brother Regis

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Order: SC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A man filed a civil suit in 3/11 alleging that Br. Regis, also known as Raymond Richard, sexually abused him for several months when he was a 7th grader at Sacred Heart Boarding School in Sharon, MA in the 1950s. The man said he told a priest during confession at the school and was then confronted by the priest, Regis, and the school director. When he returned from Easter break, Regis was gone. Suit announced in 11/11. School has been closed for many years. Regis is deceased.

Fr. Anthony L. Buchette

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Retired in 1997. Personnel file produced in 12/02. Accused of molesting two teenage brothers after using trophies to lure them to his room at St. Hugh's in Roxbury in the late 1970s. Suit filed in 2002 and settled. Two accusers filed suit in 5/03 and four more subsequently came forward. Four of seven accusers participated in the first Boston settlements. Others didn't file in a timely manner. His 2005 involuntary laicization was announced in 3/06.

Fr. James F. Buckley

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Retired in 2001. Suspended in 1/20 due to an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor decades prior. Buckley denied the allegation. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of accused with "cases in process."

Fr. Lawrence Buckley

Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked early in his priesthood in Puerto Rico, in 1955-72 in the Virgin Islands, and then in Boston for the over 30 years, per his obituary. He died 10/11/08. Accused in a lawsuit that settled in 2020 for $85K of sexually abusing an altar boy at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Roxbury, beginning when the boy was age 7 in 1987. The abuse allegedly continued for four years. Buckley's accuser came forward to the archdiocese in 2019.

Fr. Myron F. Bullock

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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 regarding allegations against Bullock. Also worked in the Washington DC Archdiocese. Died 4/17/07. Boston AD database 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Richard A. Buntel

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1994 of abusing a boy 1979-85, beginning when the boy was age 14. Alleged to have given the boy cocaine and violent porn and abused him often, including oral sex. Buntel admitted drug use and claimed sex was 1984-85 only. Settled in 5/96 for $55K. Accused in 2002 of abusing a homeless male, age 21. Treated at Our Lady's Hall in 1983 for drugs and personal problems. Drugs and boys date to 1971-78 assignment. Evaluated at St. Luke's Institute in 1994 and 1997. Removed in 2002. Allegations found unsubstantiated. Status per archdiocese website 10/15 is "Found Unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior Priest."

Br. Robert Burgess

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Order: SDB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Made his profession as a Salesian brother in 1967. Withdrew from the order in 1976. A plaintiff's attorney notified the Boston DA in 3/02 that his client had been abused in 1970 by Burgess and another Salesian brother. The abuse by Burgess allegedly occurred on a trip back from a camp in NH and in Burgess' room at rectory in Boston. Documents were included with the Manchester AG report in 3/03 and the NH AG Audit Report of 3/7/09. Lawsuit settled. Allegations referred to Suffolk DA. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was a member of an Order. Included on the Salesians list of credibly accused in 3/20.

Fr. Richard J. Butler

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Allegedly abused a child in Cambridge MA. Not included on archdiocese's list of accused as of 3/28/16. Assigned to parishes in Foxboro, Cambridge, Sharon Rockland. Pastor or Administrator for parishes in Cambridge, Lexington, Brookline, Norwood, Stow and Melrose. Served as a hospital and high school chaplain. Held a number of leadership positions in archdiocese. Died 9/30/12.

Fr. William L. Butler

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 8/02 of molesting a 13-year-old boy in 1966 while in Canada during a trip to Butler's family property. Suspended by Cardinal Law. Butler denied the allegations, saying he never took trip with the boy. Believed to be living near Revere MA as of 10/08. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15; canonical proceedings still in process per Boston AD database. Died 12/17/17.

Fr. Edward J. Byington

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Retired in 2006. Suspended in 1/20 due to an allegation of abuse of a boy, about age 16, in around 1971. His accuser said he met Byington through a weekend retreat for Christian teenagers and that the abuse occurred after the priest offered him a ride home. Byington denied the allegation. Included on the diocese's list of accused 1/7/21, under "cases in process."

Fr. Joseph F. Byrne

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Received probation in 2005 for theft of parish funds. Lived at St. Patrick's in Falmouth MA (Fall River diocese), helping as a fill-in priest in retirement. Removed in 5/12 after accusation he sexually abused a child in the early 1970s. Reinstated 5/23/13 after Review Board found the allegation unsubstantiated. No charges by DA's office due to the statute of limitations. Removed in 2/14 after a second allegation of child sexual abuse, occurring in the early 1970s. Died 6/18/14. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Included on the Fall River Diocese's list in 1/21.

Fr. George J. Callaghan

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Richard J. Carelli

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Diocesan chancellor 1985-87. Made Monsignor in 1992. Accused in a 4/03 lawsuit of abusing a boy in 1964 while headmaster of Sacred Heart Academy in Worcester. Carelli's accuser said Carelli would call him into the principal's office and abuse him there. Further, he said that he failed only one subject that year but that Carelli kept him back, stating it was "because plaintiff had refused his advances." Retired in 1993 and died in 2000. Total of three suits were settled out of court by 2/06.

Fr. Michael John Carew

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Order: SVD
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. John P. Carroll

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from Boston assignment in 1963 after "true allegation of sexual misconduct with an adult woman." Sent as extern priest to Pittsburgh PA diocese and worked in at least 6 parishes. Returned to Boston in 1972. Accused in 1997 of raping a boy in early 1960s at St. Michael's in Elizabeth PA. Carroll denied allegation, told Cardinal Law. Kept in ministry until December 2003. Pittsburgh Diocese waited 11 years after learning about allegations before notifying parishioners in 2014. In 9/15 Carroll remains on administrative leave while steps being taken toward laicization. Living at a private assisted-living facility. In 9/20 the Boston archdiocesan website shows the allegation was unsubstantiated, and Carroll's status was senior priest, ministry restricted. Carroll died 7/8/21, at age 92.

Fr. Frederick J. Cartier, Jr.

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/03. Accused in a letter in the file (from 2002?) of repeatedly molesting a teenage boy at St. Barbara's rectory in Woburn and on overnight camping trips to NH in about 1970. Name also on list of MA priests revealed as abusers in the 3/03 report on the Manchester Diocese issued by the NH AG's office. Also named in the NH AG Audit Report 3/7/09. "Voluntary" laicization announced 2/11/11. Per Boston AD database in 8/11, case concluded canonically.

Fr. Guido Caverzan

Order: CS
Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. John C. Chaisson

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on voluntary leave in 2003. Allegations made in 1974 but he remained active. Church investigated and exonerated him. After review of case files in 2003, Archbishop O'Malley decided the case warranted further review and placed Chaisson on leave pending a new investigation. Per 10/15 Boston AD database, review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process Retired but privileges still restricted.

Fr. Edmund P. Charest

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Joseph Chu Cong

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Order: OCSO
Ordained: 1948
Status: Not Guilty

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Criminally charged in 2002 with the sexual assault of an individual over age 14 for the alleged groping in 8/01 of a 27-year-old woman. Another woman said he groped her as well. Found not guilty in 3/03. Lived under restriction at St. Joseph's Abbey in MA, where he had lived for 40 years. Found not guilty by jury in 3/03. Died 11/30/04.

Fr. Joseph K. Coleman

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Admitted to molesting two boys at Mattapan's St. Angela's parish in the early 1980s. A 1987 church memo from Rev. John B. McCormack (who went on to become Manchester NH bishop) said Coleman admitted to a strong attraction to boys and that he had touched other young boys. Coleman was treated at Institute for Living, then allowed to work at two hospitals. Privileges removed 1996 and 2003. "Voluntarily" laicized in 2005. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically. Reportedly there was a settlement for $72K with one alleged victim in 2018.

Fr. Jeremiah J. Collins

Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 1982. Named as an abuser in a suit filed in 2002. A man said Collins molested him when he was about 13 in 1968 in Waltham MA and at a cottage in NH. Collins was NOT named as a MA abuser in the report released 2/03 by NH Attorney General's office. Served as assistant at St. Joseph's in Amesbury MA 9/52-2/58. Boston AD database in 8/11 reported no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. John K. Connell

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abusing a 12-year-old boy during a trip to FL in 1975 or 1976 and in Plymouth, MA. Removed as St. John's Prep school chaplain by the Archdiocese 1994 or '95 after church officials received a complaint against him. More allegations in 1997. The suit settled for $45K in 6/98. Another accusation, of abuse in 1982. Connell received treatment and was reassigned in 1984. Retired in 11/01. Voluntary laicization announced in 6/05. Died in 2007. Per Boston AD database in 8/11, case concluded canonically.

Fr. James E. Connelly

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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 regarding allegations against Connelly. Died 10/8/85. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Paul G. Connolly

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Accused in 1992 of abusing at least 11 altar boys in the 1960s. One boy's parents told the Diocese in 1966 and Connolly was transferred to another assignment. Remained an active priest until 1992 when charges surfaced and he was suspended. Named as "Paul Connelly" on list of Fall River Diocesan priests investigated by the D.A.'s office in 2002. It showed 8 alleged victims, all beyond the statute of limitations. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that Connolly's faculties were removed and that he died in 2007.

Fr. Denis A. Conte

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02. Removed from active ministry in 1994 after the Archdiocese received a demand letter from the attorney for a man who said Conte had sexually abused him when he was 11 or 12. He admitted sharing a bed with the boy and kissing him on the lips but denied sexual abuse. Settled in 1995 for $150K. Also accused of abuse in NH. Voluntary laicization in 2004 announced in 6/05. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Joseph A. Coonan

Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Accused by as many as 15 men of psychologically manipulating and sometimes sexually abusing them as boys in the 1970s, prior to his ordination, when he was a teacher at Oxford High School and camp counselor in Oxford. Placed on leave in 2002. Denied the accusations. Arrested twice in 2006 on charges he physically abused of his own mother and sister, with whom he was living. Charges dismissed. Fought to be reinstated as pastor until 2/08. Appealed to the Vatican. Died 10/7/11.

Seminarian Robert Cornigans

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes a report in 2003 of abuse in 1976. Cornigans was a teacher at Boston College High School at the time of the alleged abuse. He later taught at Fairfield Prep in CT, and left the Jesuits in 1981. On the faculty of a private school in Dobbs Ferry, NY from 2004 until forced to resign in 1/19 after news of the allegations. (Referred to as "Mr." on the Jesuits' list; although news accounts say he is a former priest, he is not found as such in the Catholic Directory. May have been a seminarian.)

Fr. John M. Cotter

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

First accused publicly in a 1993 lawsuit of repeatedly molesting a boy 1968-75 from age 7, including oral, digital and anal rape. Boy Scout leader William Reynolds was accused of abusing the boy also. Many other victims came forward, male and female. The Archdiocese is alleged to have known by 1974. CYO, Boy Scouts and confession used in abuse. In 1994, the first plaintiff sent a letter about the abuse to John Paul II. In 1995-98, 7 settled for $575K; 4 others for $361K. Cotter died in 1989. Victims continued to come forward.

Fr. Richard T. Coughlin

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Coughlin went from Boston to the Diocese of Orange in 1965 and established the All American Boys Chorus. Excardinated to Orange 1971. Allegations in 1993 that he abused several boys who were members of the choir 1970-83; at least 3 suits filed 1993 and 1994. L.A. Archdiocese report says 6 accusers. Also accused of abuse in Boston MA and NH before time in CA. Named in 2002 Boston suit. Over $3M in settlements. Permanently restricted from ministry per Boston AD database 8/15. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. One plaintiff, from Boston, said Coughlin abused him 1957-62. Suit filed in Orange County 2/3/17 alleged abuse of Boys Choir member beginning age 10. Status as of 8/6 was "Life of Prayer and Penance."

Fr. Gerard E. Creighton

Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A 1973 memo to Cardinal Medeiros complained that Creighton had been transferred 17 times in 22 years and that the man was sick. In 1977 a woman told the archdiocese that she had seen two girls imitating oral sex and that they said they were imitating Creighton and their mother. Creighton retired in 1985. Creighton was placed on leave 1997. A woman filed suit in 1998 claiming abuse as a 17-year-old. Dismissed on 5/03 due to the statute of limitations. Creighton died in 2004. See 8/11 Boston AD database.

Fr. Edmund W. Croke

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Ordained: 1928
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Croke's personnel file was one of 16 released in Boston in 1/03. Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing at least one child. Died in 1971. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. John P. Cronin

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Name on a list in 9/02 of priests investigated by the D.A'.s office for allegations of sexual misconduct. Reportedly there were three victims, all beyond the statute of limitations. In 10/02 he admitted that a woman went to the Bishop in 1991 alleging an inappropriate sexual relationship when she was a teenager and that "there was some truth" to what she said. Sent for evaluation and found not to be a threat. Placed in charge of cemeteries with some restrictions. Bishop O'Malley ordered further restrictions after two more allegations surfaced in the mid-1990s. Died 4/28/14. Included in 1/21/ on the diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that his faculties were removed.

Deacon Joseph I. Crowley, Jr.

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Ordained as permanent deacon in 1980; assigned to St Anne's in Readville 1980-1992. Also worked as a chaplain at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Brighton (1989-1994) and Children's Hospital in Boston (1994-1998). Arrested 8/26/98. Pleaded guilty in 2/99 to six counts of rape and seven counts of indecent assault and battery on a child younger than 14. His victims were two family members. Sentenced to three successive 2 1/2-year terms and 10 years probation. Voluntarily laicized per 3/18/06 article and Archdiocese of Boston list released 8/25/11.

Fr. William J. Cullen

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Named publicly as accused by the Northeast Province Jesuits on its list 1/15/19. Credibly accused in 2016 of abuse of a minor 1995-96, while assigned to Nativity Prep in Boston. Cullen died 5/25/10. On the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. No known allegations there. Noted to have been removed from ministry in 2005. Included on the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21.

Fr. William J. Cummings

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Member of the Singing Priests; died of AIDS in 5/94. Personnel file released in 1/03; contained allegations that he abused a 10-year-old boy in Somerville, MA in 1982. Lawsuits filed in 6/02 and 8/02. Both later settled, one in massive Boston settlement in 2003 and the other in a private settlement in 12/03. A pending third suit in 12/03. Boston AD database in 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.

Fr. John Curley

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Braintree in the late 1960s. Started the Pilgrim Center for troubled youth. Worked with later convicted priest Paul Shanley 1967-69. Died in 11/99. One of nine priests previously not known to have been accused whose names were released in 3/11 by BishopAccountability.org. Names were in a little-known archdiocesan report from 2001 which summarized accusations against priests and their treatment, and the cost of victims' treatments and settlements. Settlement in the high five figures in 11/20 with a man alleging sexual assault by Curley at age 12 in 1981, while the boy was living at the Pilgrim Center.

Fr. Thomas M. Curran

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed by the archdiocese in 8/02 due to a recently received allegation of abuse of a minor in the 1970s. A second allegation of abuse was made in 2004. The archdiocese announced in 3/07 that it could not substantiate either of the allegations. Curran's status then changed from "on leave" to "permanent disability" but he was limited to family only when celebrating sacraments. New allegations raised in 9/10; all privileges removed. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 and canonical proceedings still in process per Boston AD database. In 10/15 Curran's status is "Found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior Priest."

Fr. Robert F. Daly

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of abuse with numerous other priests in 1/05 lawsuit. Placed on leave in 1984 after four years at St Anne's in Readville. On 6/13/11, archdiocese announced that Daly had been voluntarily laicized and stated that 'he was accused of sexually abusing minors occurring in the 1970s and early 1980s,' when he was assigned in Brockton, Plymouth (briefly), and Readville. Working as school psychologist at Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston MA when laicization announced. Placed on leave by school after it learned of early civil suit. Was expected to retire at end of year. Boston archdiocese database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Stephen F. Dawber

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Dawber and two other Jesuits at Boston College High School were accused of molesting several students in the 1970s. He is also alleged to have arranged to have one of the other Jesuits, James Talbot, transferred with him to Cheverus High in Maine where Talbot abused again. Dawber is not known to have abused at Cheverus before returning to Boston College High. He was suspended in 3/02 from his position at the school. Died 4/29/10. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was Order priest. Included in 1/19 on the Northeast Province Jesuits list of credibly accused. On the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21, where he worked at Bishop Connolly High School 1985-90.

Deacon William R. Emerson

Status: Settled

Died: 03/4/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a lawsuit settled in 6/21 in the high five figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 8-13, over 100 times at St. William's in Tewskbury during 1973-1978. Prior to Boston, Emerson was a deacon in St. Louis, MO and Omaha, NE, where he worked at Boys Town U.S.A. Emerson died in 2018.

    Sources:
    • Boston Herald  07.28.21
    • Currentobituary.com accessed 08.18.21

Br. Fidelis DeBerardinis

Order: OFM
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in Boston MA, Honduras, Guatemala, Trinidad, Israel and NY. Charged 2002 with sexual assault of as many as 7 altar boys 1968-1973. Left MA in 1973 which stopped the statute. Franciscan order said that it settled a sexual misconduct claim against him "a decade ago" [1992?] involving one of the men who filed criminal charges in 2002. Pleaded guilty 2004 to assaulting 8 youths; sentenced to 8 years in prison and 10 yrs probation. Still in custody 11/11. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Richard Degagne

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Placed on leave in 11/19 pending an investigation into "misconduct" allegedly occurring prior to ordination. Degagne denied the allegations. He was a junior high school music teacher before entering the priesthood. Included on the diocese's list of accused 1/17/21, under "cases in process." Allegedly sexually abused a boy 1972-73 when a counselor at Cathedral Camp in Freetown.

Seminarian Alexander Delgado

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Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

From Colombia. In 1995 a woman said she was recently raped by Delgado at a religious retreat after she sought counseling from him. Delgado was a seminarian at the time. He was acquitted by jury. In a 8/98 civil suit, the woman claimed that just before her incident, Delgado had been accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl and pled guilty in 1997. May have returned to Columbia as part of a probation agreement. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list, where he worked at some point at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown.

Fr. Donald A. Desilets

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Desilets was disciplined by the Diocesan Misconduct Commission and barred from public ministry in the early 1990s after he allegedly molested two boys at Precious Blood Church in Holyoke. He was allowed to retire and join the Sulpician Fathers in Montreal to help prepare young men for the priesthood. He died 4/28/01. One claim was settled in 2004 and another in 2008 as part of larger settlements. Included on the diocese's list in 3/16.

Fr. Paul M. Desilets

Order: CSV
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of molesting at least 20 altar boys 1974-1984 in MA. Returned to Canada in 1984. Indicted in 2002 for molesting 18 additional boys 1978-1984. Extradited in 2005 from Canada. Pled guilty, sentenced to up to 18 months in prison and probation. Asked judge to excuse him from sex offender treatment because of his advanced age (82) and health. Allowed to return to Canada to serve probation. Died in 2010 at age 86. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Gerard V. Dever

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Per allegations in personnel file, Dever repeatedly played with girls' clothing and touched their breasts at St. Ann's Elementary School in Wollaston. At least eight girls complained about him 1993-1996. Parishioners were so upset in 1996 that they were threatening to go en masse to see the Cardinal. Allowed to remain in ministry without suspension. Review board recommended continued therapy. Died in 1997. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Arthur T. Devlin

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in the Diocese of Wheeling, the South Solomon Islands, and the Archdioceses of San Francisco, Boston and New York. Accused at some point of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in 1959, on multiple occasions. The boy attended Our Lady of Presentation Parish in Brighton MA; Devlin was the nephew of the parish's pastor, Rev. Charles McInnis. A claim was settled in 4/20 in the mid-five figures.

Fr. Chester J. Devlin

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Removed in 4/02 as head of the diocese's Respect Life Office and from parish assignment after an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1980s. During the 1980s he was headmaster at two private schools within the diocese. Sued in 2003 by one man alleging abuse in 1979 at Holy Name High School. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations.

Fr. Michael H. Devlin

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Placed on leave in 12/04. Named in a civil suit in 1/05 after allegations that he had abused a minor in the mid-1970s while parochial vicar at St. Thomas the Apostle in West Springfield and at All Souls in Springfield. Review Board found allegations credible. Devlin denied the allegations. One claim was included in an 11/08 $4.5M settlement with the Diocese.Canonical trial ordered - in process per Diocese's 8/11 list. Per the diocese's list updated in 6/21, Devlin died in 2021.

Fr. Charles F. Dewey

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Ordained: 1939
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused by male in a 2005 civil suit of abuse at St. Mary's, Dedham between 1971-1975. Dewey retired in 1987 and died in 1996. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims associated with the case were settled. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. John J. Dewire

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Dewire was named for the first time in a lawsuit filed in 2003. He was one of 40 priests named by multiple victims. Accused of raping a 10-year old boy in 1967. Dewire died in 1994. Attorney for the plaintiff announced in 2011 that all claims had been settled. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Frederick George Dion

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

At least one claim was included in the Diocese's 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Died in 1991. Name included on the diocese's list 6/2/21 of credibly accused. Noted to have allegedly sexually abused a minor in 1957.

Fr. Bernard L. Doheny

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

A 3/05 civil suit alleges plaintiff was abused by Doheny for 4 years, beginning at age 10. The same suit alleges that plaintiff was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), other priests and two separate bishops. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when the suit was filed. Worcester diocese said the allegations not credible.Doheny died in 1965.

Deacon Mark C. Doherty

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Seminarian in Boston 1989-93. Just before his scheduled ordination two men told the archdiocese that he molested them in 1977 when they were ages 13 and 15, during a camping trip to NH. Never ordained. In 1994 a woman told the archdiocese that she believed Doherty molested three of her sons. Two brothers from another family said Doherty had also molested them in 1979. Moved to Charlotte NC in 1997 and was hired as a religion teacher at Charlotte Catholic High. Cardinal Law sent documentation and informed Bishop Carlin that he 'will not oppose ... excardination.' Carlin reviewed the file and wrote Law that he 'would not consider a request ... for incardination or priestly ordination.' Suspended fro his teaching job in 2/03 after inquiries from the Boston Globe.

Fr. Paul J. Doherty

Ordained: 1995
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Ordained in 1995 at age 47. Placed on leave in 11/06 after telling Bishop McManus that he had engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor in the 1970s, long before ordination. McManus reported the matter to police. Per a University of Southern Maine Osher Lifelong Learning Institute newsletter (OLLI) bio in 2017, Doherty retired as a priest to ME in 2006. He was noted to be an OLLI Advisory Board member.

Fr. Richard T. Donahue

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Parish priest in the archdiocese for 23 years. Missionary in Honduras from about 1991-2015. Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/17/19. Donahue was retired at time of the release of his name. The archdiocese deemed the allegations unsubstantiated. Ministry restricted since 2015, when a first accuser came forward; applied for compensation from the archdiocese, awaiting decision in 2/20. In 2017 another man filed suit, claiming he was molested by Donahue at age 12 in 1976, when Donahue was assigned to Sacred Heart parish in East Boston. Claim settled in 2/19 for $73K. Donahue denied all allegations. He died 9/9/20.

Fr. Lowe B. Dongor

Ordained: 2010
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

From the Philippines. Arrived in Worcester in 2003. Studied at Assumption College and St. Mary Seminary. Removed in 7/11 from his first assignment, at St. Joseph's in Fitchburg, after computer techs reported to the police that Dongor's computer contained child pornography. He admitted to the porn. Also took money from the parish to send to family in the Philippines. No reason given for his removal until he was arrested in 9/11. Fled to the Philippines 11/11. Vatican asked to laicize him. Extradited to US in 12/12, arrested and held on bail. Pled guilty 2/26/12. Sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail, suspended for 5 years.

Br. George Donnelly

Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Teacher and Director of Student Activities at St. John's Prep school for almost 20 years when accused of molesting a male student in 1993. Initially denied the charges but later admitted to two incidents with the then 17-year-old student while denying two other allegations involving the same boy. School's headmaster said conduct "was so egregious as to force removal from his post." DA's office did not consider the incidents to be of a criminal nature. Allowed to serve as hospital chaplain by 2006. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Thomas D. Donnelly

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Absent without permission since 1981. Accused in 5/00 of repeated sexual assaults of a girl, ages 6-11 in 1974-79. Abuse is alleged at two Boston parishes and during trips to NH that included other girls. He denied the allegation. A 5/31/01 memo indicated that the archdiocese deemed it credible. Named in a lawsuit by 1 woman filed in 2/02. Personnel filed released 12/02. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Restricted.

Fr. John Francis Dority

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1967
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Missionary for six years in Brazil 1960s-early 1970s. Fill-in priest at Holy Name in Roslindale, MA during visits to family. Worked in NY 1974-75 and in NJ in 1976. Left Order in 1976; laicized in 1980. Arrested in RI in 2003 for abuse of 12- and 19-year-old boys. Convicted in 2005. Served two years in prison. On CT sex offender registry. A 2010 suit alleged abuse of two boys in Roslindale during leaves from Brazil. Admitted abuse. Judge awarded $3M to plaintiffs in 10/11. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. Noted to be living in 2019 in the diocese, but was never affiliated with it. Suit in 7/20 claims abuse of abuse of a minor, ages 13-14 in NJ 1975-76. Died 8/31/19.

Fr. Ronald Dorsey

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of sex abuse in the early 1950s of a 12-year-old boy at Camp Wyoma in Hinsdale MA, in the Springfield diocese. Dorsey was then a seminarian in the Boston archdiocese. The suit also alleges abuse by Br. John Fowler at the Stigmatines' Elm Bank Minor Seminary in the Boston archdiocese. Dorsey apparently left the priesthood and moved in 1969 to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was affiliated with San Andres Catholic church. He died on 7/19/08.

Fr. Arthur C. dos Reis

Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

From Sao Vicente Ferreira, Sao Miguel, Azores. Ordained for the Diocese of Fall River. Longtime pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Fall River and later of Santo Christo. Named publicly as accused by the diocese in 1/21 on its list of credibly accused. Retired to the Azores in 1972. Died in 5/81.

Fr. Eugene Adalbert Dranka

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Two people settled claims against Dranka as part of 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. This was first time Dranka had been publicly identified as accused. From Three Rivers. Worked in parishes in Westfield and Bondsville as well as LaSallette settings in TX and NH. Died at age 66 in 1974. Added to the Springfield diocese's list 5/2/21, with multiple credible allegations noted, occurring 1966-68. Assigned to the diocese 1964-74.

Fr. Donald V. Dube

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Removed from parish ministry in 1994 as a result of sexual misconduct. Privileges removed in 2002. Died in 12/03. In 5/04 a man filed suit against Dube's estate, alleging that Dube abused him between the ages of 8 and 10 when he was an altar boy. One person settled claims in 8/04 against Dube as part of a $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. Included in 6/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused; multiple allegations of abuse of minors, occurring 1977-78.

Fr. William J. Duffy

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1931
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Moved 3-4 times in first 4 years of career. Taught in Philippines. Army chaplain during WWII. Included on list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 1/19/11. Per Garabedian, at least one claim settled with Boston archdiocese involving allegations against this priest. At 96, Duffy was oldest Jesuit priest in the Northeast Province of US when he died 7/98. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD Database because he was an Order priest. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/1519. It notes alegations received in 2005 of abuse 1957-58.

Fr. John A. Dunn

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Laicized in 1973 and married in 1974. Accused in 1993 of sexually abusing the neighborhood paperboy repeatedly in 1967-68 starting at age 12. Dunn was also accused of abusing the boy together with the pastor, Leo V. Dwyer, and of holding the boy down whi

Bishop Thomas Ludger Dupre

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Named auxiliary bishop in 1990. Bishop of Springfield 1995-2004. Accused in 2004 of abuse of two youths in the 1970s. Resigned same day; sent to St. Luke's for treatment, there for several years. Sued 2004. Indicted on two counts of rape in 2004; no prosecution due to SOL. Living at DC retirement home as of 5/10. Two claims included in diocese's 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Dupre made a financial contribution to settlement. Named in 2009 and 2010 suits as having reassigned abusive priests who went on to abuse those plaintiffs. Settlement of 2009 case in 7/12. Dupre died 12/30/16. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused, which notes allegations he abused in the 1970s and '80s.

Fr. Leo V. Dwyer

Ordained: 1932
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel files released in 2002 show allegations that Dwyer abused a youth 1967-68. Suit filed in 1993, claiming abuse by Dwyer and by Revs. John Dunn and Robert Barrett. Retired in 1979; died in 1989. Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a child at St. Mary's in Hull 1964-70. Almost all claims in that suit involving multiple defendants have settled. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Frank E. Fairbairn

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Left position as chaplain at Northeastern University to work as a priest in Peru, 1994-1999. Died in 9/00. Reportedly in 1/03, Fairbairn was accused for the first time in a recent lawsuit of abusing a 14-year-old boy in 1970. Per the Boston AD database in 8/11, no formal determination of guilt either because Fairbairn died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. David M. Farland

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Name not publicly released until 3/06. Accusation in the early 1990s of abuse of a minor i1984-88. The matter was handled internally by his superiors who removed Farland from any ministry with access to minors, according to Diocesan spokesman. On medical leave in 1994. Last assignment was St. Michael's Cathedral. Given 'life of prayer and penance.' Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Br. Nolan Farrell

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 01/19/11. Garabedian said he had settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese involving allegations against this individual. Farrell is one of three of the accused religious who was still alive in 2011. Whereabouts unknown.

Fr. Robert D. Fay

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Fay took "health leave for a heart condition" in 1988 but worked as a real estate agent. A woman filed suit in 12/02 alleging that he abused her as a teen in the 1970s. Said he provided her and others with alcohol and marijuana. Settled in 2003. Per files released in 2/03, the church knew in 1980 that Fay had been arrested in NH for "drunkenness and use of narcotics" and there were other allegations of misbehavior with youths. Involuntary laicization announced 2/12/05.

Fr. Stephen A. Fernandes

Ordained: 1976
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Arrested in 11/04 and placed on leave after a computer repair technician found child pornography involving men and boys on his laptop computer and reported it to the Diocese. Assigned to Our Lady of Fatima in New Bedford at the time of his arrest. Also charged with exhibiting or posing at least one child engaged in a sexual act. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced in 11/05 to 8 months in prison, 4 years probation and a $20K fine. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Noted to have been laicized in 2008.

Fr. Robert C. Fichtner

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Monsignor. In 1/05 A 27-year-old man filed suit alleging Fichtner abused him at age 9 at St. Joseph's school in Holbrook. Fichtner was assigned to St. Joseph's 1981-1990. He retired in 2002. Placed on leave in 2003 when the allegations were made. In 6/05 the Archdiocese lifted all restrictions after the review board could not verify the allegation. Retired in 2002. Prior to retirement, Fichtner was a member of the College of Consultors for the Archdiocese. Died 6/7/13.

Fr. Paul J. Finegan

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1980 of abusing two girls; renewed complaint in 1989 regarding same girls, including details of skin-to-skin sexual touching and names of three other possible victims; treated at Southdown and returned to ministry; removed in 2002 after nun reported to Cardinal Law that a "credible young man" had said he had been abused as a minor. "Voluntarily" laicized 2005. Last known to be living in Randolph. In 2009 another woman filed a police report which alleged abuse when she worked in rectory as a young teen.

Fr. Joseph E. Flood

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 1996. Accused in 8/02 of having abused two or more students at Elm Bank minor seminary in Wellesley in the late 1950s. Added to the Springfield MA diocese's list 6/2/21. Worked in the diocese 1971-85. Noted to have multiple credible allegations of abuse against him, occurring 1971-84.

Fr. John H. Flynn, Jr.

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 1/03 civil suit of fondling a 6-year-old girl in 1978. Flynn denied the accusation. Settled by arbitration with the archdiocese in 2003. Reinstated in 10/05 by archdiocese, which stated that the allegation could not be substantiated. See 8/11 Boston AD database. Died 1/30/11.

Fr. James D. Foley

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Sent to the Calgary diocese because of a relationship with a 19-year-old woman. Calgary sent Foley back to Boston in 1968 after more trouble with the woman and "others." Foley admitted to Law and McCormack in 1993 that he had fathered two children with a woman and later abandoned her during a fatal drug overdose. But Foley continued to serve until the notes of that meeting were revealed in 12/02. Shortly thereafter Law resigned. Wrongful death suit settled 2004.

Fr. James J. Foley

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02 showed Foley was placed on leave in 1999 for allegedly fondling a 14-year-old boy's genitals under pretense of measuring him for body building training. Foley claimed he was guilty only of "gross stupidity and indiscretion." Banned from ministering to minors in 2000. On administrative leave with canonical case in progress as of 9/12. A second man came forward 2011, alleging abuse at Holy Name from 1984 or 1985 to 1996. His accusations were made public in 9/12. In 10/15 status is "Administrative Leave; Case in Process." Died in 2016.

Fr. Joseph Clarence W. Forand

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

A man told the diocese in 1993 that Forand molested him for several years, beginning when he was age 8 or 9. Misconduct Committee did nothing because Forand had already retired. Forand continued to assist as retired priest until 2002 norms were issued. His privileges were removed at age 85. One claim settled as part of 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield, involving 18 priests. Placed under prayer and penance until his death in 5/05. In 2018 a 67-year-old man told the Diocesan Review Board that he was abused as a boy by Forand, Rev. Edward Authier and Bishop Weldon. The allegations were deemed credible. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Thomas P. Forry

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1984, therapists suggested that Forry be sent for long-term hospitalization and treatment; he refused to go. Even though Archdiocese knew of allegations of sexual abuse and beatings of a preteen boy by Forry and affairs with women, he was allowed to serve as army chaplain 1988-1992. (See history in personnel file.) Abuse matter settled for $30K 12/93. Placed on leave in 2002. Laicized in 2006. Living in South Boston in 10/08. Per Boston AD database in 8/11 case concluded canonically.

Fr. Michael Smith Foster

Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Top Canon lawyer in Archdiocese. Accused in a 8/02 lawsuit of abusing a man when he was a teenager in the 1980s. Suspended from duties. After a number of people raised serious doubts leveled about veracity of the accuser, the man dropped the case. Law first agreed to reinstate Foster; then withdrew. Reinstated in 11/02. Investigation reviewed in 9/03. Living in FL as of 6/07. No restrictions. See 8/11 Boston AD database of accused priests.

Br. John Fowler

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Order: CSS
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Fowler's name was turned over to authorities for investigation of possible abuse charges in 2002. A 7/04 news report noted that one man sued the Boston and Albany dioceses alleging abuse by Fowler when he attended Elm Bank Minor Seminary in MA and by an Albany priest as an adult. When he told another priest about the abuse, the priest tried to have the abusers punished. Instead, the priest bringing the complaints was punished by being transferred at least twice. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD Database.

Fr. Bento R. Fraga

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Retired in 2005. In 1/08 the Diocese received a report that Fraga molested a minor on one occasion in 1979 at Holy Ghost Parish. He denied all allegations. After investigation, the Review Board found the allegations credible. His removal from ministry was announced 3/16/08. As of 4/08, his accuser had decided not to press criminal charges. Fraga died 4/8/12. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Joseph P. Fratic

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A man filed suit in 2/04 alleging that he was molested by Fratic, then assigned to St. Paul's in Cambridge, after another priest lured him to Fratic's home. The suit says the other priest, Paul Hurley (another accused abuser), gave the 13-year-old boy pornography and alcohol and that Fratic molested him on one occasion. Privileges removed in 2004 by the Archdiocese. Still on administrative leave as of 9/15 and canonical proceedings still in process, per Boston AD database.

Fr. Albert A. Fredette

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Priest of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette (M.S.) Named publicly by the Fall River diocese in 1/21 on its list of accused (as Alfred, other sources show his name as Albert A). Assigned to the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro. Per his obituary, Fredette had many assignments across the US, the Philippines and Canada. Died in 6/26/2000 in Attleboro MA.

Fr. Joseph Albert Fredette

Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Fled to Canada in 1974 after accusations he sexually abused 2-3 boys, including rape, at a halfway house for delinquents. Indicted in 1992. Arrested in 1994 and extradited from Canada. Civil suit filed in 1993 in NH by another man. Settled for $100K in 10/94. Convicted in 1995. Sentenced to three concurrent 4-5 year sentences in prison. Served his time and was released. MA Supreme Court overturned the conviction in 10/02, citing procedural errors. Named in D.A.'s report on the Worcester Diocese. Died in MI 6/13/10. (Per Directories, was Joseph R., AA. There is a Joseph P. MS, ordained in 1957- not the same priest.)

Fr. Ross S. Frey

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Order: BSO
Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Melkite priest. Accused of molesting numerous youths 1973-1984 during weekend retreats at St. Basil Salvatorian Center in Methuen. Received treatment. Moved to Lebanon in 1995 to study. Placed on leave in 1996 (?). Still an active priest in 12/02 at Notre Dame University - Louaze. Civil Suit filed. Lawsuit with 12 plaintiffs settled in 1999 for $240K. Personnel files released in 12/02. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. New accusers came forward as of 2012. Died 6/20/14.

Fr. Peter J. Frost

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Became a military chaplain in 1971, one year after ordination. By 1974 he was placed on sick leave. Three years later he was back in parishes. Working at St. Anne's in Readville when removed in 1992. In 1994, wrote to Cardinal Law describing himself as a 'sex addict' and saying he was ashamed of the pain he had caused his victims. Allegation of abuse had surfaced in 1980. Admitted abusing as far back as 1969 as a deacon. Also admitted one victim died by suicide. Named in three civil suits beginning in 2002. Voluntarily laicized in 6/05. Boston archdiocese list in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Joseph Fugolo

Order: CS
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1997 of taking nude photographs in the late 1960s of a boy who was, at other times, being abused by Fr. John Bocciarelli, pastor of same church. Denied allegations. As of 4/08 he was Administrator of St. Charles Seminary/Residence in Dongan Hills, NY. Resigned as superior of the Province in 2009. In Montreal in 2010. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Per parish website in 10/15, was pastor of Madre die Cristiani in Lasalle, Quebec, Canada.

Fr. Stephen R. Furtado

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish when placed on leave in 4/02 due to allegations dating back about 20 years. Had worked as a hospital chaplain previously. Name appeared on a list of 21 accused priests. Per list, there was one alleged victim but D.A . had no jurisdiction. Died in 2016. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that his faculties had been removed.

Fr. Joseph A. Fusoni

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Records show leave of absence 1978-79. Accused in 1993 of molesting a 15-year-old altar boy during the summer of 1985. His alleged victim claimed that the pastor, Fr. O'Sullivan, had been told of the abuse and that O'Sullivan said there had been a previous allegation against Fusoni by the parents of another boy. Died 7/3/88 at age 55 of lung cancer. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Jean-Paul Gagnon

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

A psychological evaluation in 1977 prior to ordination indicated that Gagnon had possible "sex role identification" problems. Sued in 9/02, accused of molesting a boy, ages 10-17, in the 1980s. Took personal leave, then placed on leave by the bishop in 7/03. Part of civil suit settled in 5/04. Criminal charges were filed and he was arraigned in 2004 on charges of sexually assaulting an adult male parishioner in 10/02, and assault and battery of another. Pleaded not guilty. Sentenced to 18 months supervised probation in 2005.

Fr. Robert V. Gale

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

News reports in 2002 cite numerous complaints about Gale's abuse of young boys in 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1987. Removed from ministry in 1991 but allowed to reside at a parish. Accusations of abuse from that parish in 1994, 1995 and 1996 lawsuits. Arrested in 2002 on charges of raping an altar boy 1980-1984. Pleaded guilty in 2004. Sentenced to 4-5 years in prison and probation. Voluntarily laicized in 2006. Named in NH Attorney General report. Released from treatment in 3/09. On Sex Offender Registry as of 5/15/11.

Fr. Brian Gallagher

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Native of Ireland. Missionary in Japan, briefly back to Ireland, then sent to the U.S. Died in 2014. Accused in two lawsuits, one filed in 2017 and one in 8/18, of the sexual abuse of two brothers when they were children, 1973-76. Gallagher was assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to St. Mark's in Dorchester MA, where the boys' mother worked.

Fr. John J. Gallagher

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in MA, NY, PA and FL. In a 2005 civil suit, a woman accused Gallagher of sexually abusing her as a child at St. Mary's in Lawrence MA 1972-78. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Gallagher died 12/12/06. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Augustinians settled 6/18 for $1M to eight plaintiffs claiming abuse by two priests, including Gallagher. Three were women who said Gallagher abused them as girls at St. Mary's. All were between ages 9-12 years when allegedly abused. Settlement of $1.4M announced in 8/20 of suit alleging abuse of 11 children, boys and girls, at St. Mary's 1974-78. The children's ages ranges from 8-14 when abused.

Fr. Oscar A. Gatineau

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

A 3/05 civil suit alleges plaintiff was abused as a boy by Gatineau for about a year. Suit said Gatineau saw plaintiff abused by another priest and did nothing. Same suit alleges that plaintiff was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), other priests and two separate bishops. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Worcester diocese said allegations not credible. Gatineau died in 1964.

Fr. Rene Gaudin

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Order: SSCC
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Entered order in 1949. Worked in Japan, the Bahamas and Texas. Retired in 1993. Died 6/27/01. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. At least one claim with Boston archdiocese involving allegations against Gaudin. On the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21 of credibly accused.

Fr. James E. Gaudreau

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from assignment at St Joseph's in Lynn as of 9/23/12 after allegation he had abused a child in 2006. Placed on unpaid leave with no public ministry during archdiocesan investigation. Police were notified. Gaudreau had been at the parish since 1984, pastor since 1993. As of 9/15/13 District Attorney has said he would not file criminal charges against Gaudreau. Resigned from parish in 11/14; canonical process ongoing. On 9/10/20 the archdiocese announced that Gaudreau had been found guilty by the Church of child abuse and his sentenced was affirmed by the Vatican to live a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. John J. Geoghan

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Involuntarily laicized in 1998. Accused in over 87 lawsuits of raping and molesting at least 150 children. Convicted in 1/02 of fondling a 10-year-old boy. Sentenced to 9-10 years in prison. Murdered in prison in 8/03 by another inmate. Conviction then removed by court, citing pending appeal at time of death. In 2002 the Archdiocese paid $10M to settle claims brought by 86 accusers; another two dozen civil suits were still pending.

Br. Kenneth Ghastin

Order: OFM
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02 shows claims that Ghastin molested two brothers at Christopher Columbus H.S. in the early 1970s. Claims settled in 1994. Later, the oldest brother, who received $30K, died by suicide. Ghastin was removed from contact with children in the early 1990s. Last known to be working as a librarian at Mount Alvernia Friary in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. May have retired to FL due to ill health. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Also worked in Pittsburgh Diocese. Died 10/02/13.

Fr. Daniel L. Gill

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 07/15/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

In 2002 a woman reported to the diocese that, beginning on the day of her First Communion in the late 1960s when she was about age 8, and repeatedly until she was 12, Gill sexually abused her. Gill was the "family priest," assigned to St. Charles in Pittsfield. She alleged that the abuse involved groping and fondling and would take place at family gatherings such as picnics, trips to the beach and sleepovers. She received a settlement from the diocese in 2008. The diocese told her that another woman had come forward in 1992 claiming that she was abused by Gill at age 15. Gill died in 1995. Reportedly in 8/21 a parishioner confronted Gill in 1977 after a 14-year-old girl told him that Gill was molesting her in his rectory bedroom at St. Charles. The parishioner informed the senior priest at the parish. Gill was soon transferred to a parish in Brimfield. In 8/21 the diocese stated that it had received three complaints of child sexual abuse by Gill.


Fr. Jerome F. Gillespie

Ordained: 1982
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of asking for oral sex on 1/25/05 from a woman and her 12-year-old daughter. Pled not guilty to annoying/accosting, enticing a child, soliciting sex, and assault. Most charges dismissed 4/4/05. Pled sufficient facts to the annoying/accosting charge. Case continued pending alcohol and sexual offender evaluations with treatment if indicated, and no contact with minors without disclosing case. Case dismissed in 2007. Returned to work without announcement. Lynnfield supply priest in 4/08. Awaiting assignment in 6/10. Still unassigned 2015, in residence at a Charlestown parish.

Fr. Thomas M. Gillespie

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Gillespie was pastor of St. Theresa of Lisieux in North Reading MA when placed on Administrative Leave 2/15, after the archdiocese received an allegation he sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s. Archdiocese notified law enforcement and launched its own investigation. Status in 5/16 is "Administrative Leave, Case in Process." In 2020 his status is "found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior priest."

Fr. James Randal Gillette

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/03; contained a 9/02 letter accusing Gillette of 1972 sexual assault of a boy at St. Gabriel's in Brighton. Worked in the dioceses/archdioceses of Newark, Boston, Mexico City, Pittsburgh, New York. Also Honduras. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because was order priest. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Civil suit filed in 2014, claiming abuse of a boy, ages 9-13. Settled. Gillette pled guilty under a plea deal 1/2/20 to "unnatural acts" with a child under age 16, 1972-75. Sentenced to five years' probation and GPS monitoring, to register as a sex offender, and to treatment. Two known victims.

Seminarian Joseph Gilpin

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Former seminarian, never ordained. Sued in 1/01 for repeatedly abusing a boy 1965-68. Case settled in 2004. Personnel file was released in 12/02. Gilpin was living in FL and working as assistant principal in a middle school. Resigned when the allegations became public. Allegations emerged that he had made inappropriate comments to students in FL. Sued by a man in ME who alleged abuse while working there as a seminarian. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Peter G. Gori

Ordained: 1979
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on administrative leave in 4/19 after accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy 28 years prior. Gori denied the allegations. Pastor of St. Augustine's in Andover, former canon lawyer for the archdiocesan Tribunal. Order to investigate the allegations. Gori's accuser said he was also abused by Rev. William Waters, O.S.A. from ages 8-10, 1987-90. Both priests were at either St. Augustine's in Lawrence or Andover. On Villanova U.'s board of trustees since 2013. Suspended in Spring 2019 during investigation of allegations by the Augustinians. Returned to the board after the order found the allegation to be unfounded. The archdiocese determined that the allegation could not be substantiated and announced in late 3/20 that Gori would be returned to his position as pastor of St. Augustine's.

Fr. Louis J. Govoni

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Files released in 1/03 show that Govoni was accused of abusing a male student at Archbishop Williams High in 1972-74. Cardinal Mederios was warned in 1977 that teenage boys frequently stayed in Govoni's room and that one was seen partially undressed at 2:00 a.m. Absent "without permission" from ministry from 1978. Lawsuit filed in 8/02. Working in 2003 as a substitute teacher at Duxbury High. Fired immediately after news of allegations. "Voluntary" laicization in 2010 announced 2/11/11. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Daniel M. Graham

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1988 of repeatedly molesting a 14-year-old boy. Graham admitted that accusations were true but received positive assessment and was allowed to return to work. Another allegation in 1992 of abuse in 1980s resulted in restrictions but restrictions removed in 1996. Finally placed on leave 2/02. Still receives financial support from Diocese. Living in Quincy as of 10/08. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.

Fr. Alfred C. Graves

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

One claim of abuse was part of an 8/04 settlement involving 18 priests. Also named in a 12/04 suit by plaintiff who alleged Graves raped him 1969-71, starting at age 15. Graves was inactive and with a monitored status after diocese found allegations credible. Removed from retirement home job in 7/02. Laicization announced 12/01/06. One claim in 2008 settlement. New suit in 9/09 accused two former bishops of knowingly allowing abuse by Graves of a boy 1982-84. Settled 7/27/12 for $500K after trial began. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. John E. Guiney

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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 Boston Archdiocese involving allegations against Guiney. Died 6/2/98. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Arthur J. Hagan

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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 regarding allegations against Hagan. Died 3/22/63. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. John R. Hanlon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Bishop Timothy J. Harrington

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Accused in a 3/29/05 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 11-15, three times. The abuse allegedly consisted of genital fondling, anal penetration, and oral copulation. The diocese examined diocesan records and stated that it "found no basis of credibility to the claims." Retired in 1994. Died in 1997. Claim NOT included in 11/08 $4.5M settlement with Diocese.

Br. William A. Hennessy

Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Hernando Herrera

Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

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

Fr. Mark R. Hession

Ordained: 1984
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Indicted by a grand jury 12/11/20 on charges of rape and indecent assault of a person under age 14. Hession had been suspended in 3/19 for "inappropriate communications" to adult parishioners. Included on the diocese's list of accused 1/7/21. The alleged abuse occurred between 2005 and 2008. Pleaded not guilty 1/11/21. Trial date set for 10/5/21.

Fr. Gerald J. Hickey

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. Phillip J. Higgins

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

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

Seminarian Paul Hightower

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

Fr. David A. Holley

Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Ordained for the Benedictines. Became Worcester diocesan priest. First known abuse was of minors in MA. Sent to Paraclete in NM for treatment. Many victims in many states. After abusing in El Paso, transferred by Bishop Metzger to the San Angelo, TX diocese. Convicted in 1993 of abusing 8 boys 1972-74 in Alamogordo NM; 275-year sentence. Died in prison 11/25/08; buried in NM. Accused in new federal suit of abusing, along with D. Barfield and W. Diamond, a boy in Alamogordo. He and Diamond also worked together earlier. New suit in Denver 12/13. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On Amarillo diocese's list 1/31/19. On El Paso's list 1/31/19. On San Angelo's list 2/13/19. New suit filed 4/9/20. Trial set for 7/22.

Br. Edward Anthony Holmes

Order: SSCC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Residential counselor at Nazareth Child Care Center in Jamaica Plain run by the archdiocese. Left order in 2002. Arrested in 2005 for abuse and photographing of 2 boys at the home in the 1970s and '80s. "Housemates" found photos in 1989. Both made complaints in 2003. Sentenced in 12/06 to 5 years 1 day in prison. Pled guilty in 2008 to raping a third boy; 2 more years on sentence. At least 4 claims included in 2003 global settlement with the archdiocese. One pending as of 5/10. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Reportedly died in 2011. Lawsuit filed in 7/17 by a man claiming abuse by Holmes as a boy, ages 8-11, in the 1970s at Nazareth and on camping trips in NH. Plaintiff said he told his mom, who told a nun in charge of his cottage at Nazareth, and that the nun's response was to punish him.

Br. James Barron Holsenbach

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Order: FMS
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Holsenbach, also known as Brother Stanislaus, is accused in complaints made in 2002 of abuse in 1958 and 1960 at Central Catholic High. He was forced to leave the Marist order in 1961, possibly as the result of a disciplinary action involving sexual misconduct. Name is spelled Holsenback in some news reports. Died in 5/06. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Ernest Karl Huller

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Two men filed separate suits (one in 11/02 and one in 3/03) alleging they were abused as students in the 1960s at Cathedral High School in Springfield by Huller. Huller was at the school 1959-70 as a teacher, guidance counselor and athletics director. He became the diocesan schools superintendent in 1970. In 7/04 the diocese settled with 46 clergy abuse victims for more than $7M, including two plaintiffs with allegations against Huller. Huller was an Army chaplain for 19 years. He died in 1997. A third accusation, by a woman claiming sexual abuse by Huller as a student at Cathedral High in the 1960s, was deemed credible by the diocese in 12/20. Settlement in 5/21 in the low five figures. Added to the diocese's list in 6/21.

Fr. Paul William Hurley

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Arrested and indicted in 2002. Accused of abuse of a 15-year-old boy in 1987-88. He paid the boy $100 after each incident. Pleaded not guilty and denied the allegations. Convicted in 6/06. Immediately began serving a 3-year provisional sentence. Sentenced in 7/06 to 4 years in prison followed by 5 years probation. Involuntary laicization in 2006 announced in 1/07. Released on probation. Living in Sandwich, MA as of 1/10. On sex offender registry.

Fr. James Hutchinson

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 1979. Accused of in 2002 of abusing at least one 9-year-old boy in 1960 at St. Thomas More Parish in Braintree. Hutchinson reportedly had a reputation of asking very intimate questions during confession and of using the confessional to learn of peoples' weaknesses. The family of the priest apologized to the victim's family in 2002.

Fr. Raymond L. Hyder

Ordained: 1929
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a civil suit filed in 5/03 of molesting a teenage boy while assigned to St. Margaret's parish in Lowell, MA. Hyder was at St. Margaret's for most of his 46-year career, with the exception of 1951-1958. He died in 1975. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Kelvin E Iguabita-Rodriguez

Ordained: 1999
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Iguabita, a native of Colombia, trained and ordained by Boston archdiocese, was placed on leave 7/18/01 from assignment at All Saints in Haverhill. Arrested 1/15/02 on 2 charges of rape of 15-year-old girl in 2000, after mandated reporter contacted the diocese 11/16/01 and then the authorities. Cardinal Law started canonical investigation of rape allegation on 11/17/01, citing 'three other known accusations of inappropriate sexual relationships, one of which involves rape.' On 6/20/03 jury found Iguabita guilty of rape of the girl. Sentenced 6/27/03 to 12-14 years in prison. Also charged 4/2/02 with assault of a 24-year-old woman prior to ordination, when he worked at St Joachim's in Rockport. Involuntary laicization announced 2/11/05. Victim met Pope Benedict on 4/17/08. Third request for new trial denied 2/11. Apparently deported in 2015 at end of sentence. Suit filed 10/7/15 alleges abuse of girl in 1999-2001 starting at age 5 and including rape. Iguabita is reportedly in Honduras.

Fr. Peter J. Inzerillo

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Placed on leave in 1994 when civil suit was filed alleging abuse of a 19-year-old in 1984. Suit settled in 1999 for $300K. Reassigned in 2000 to St. Leo's church and elementary school in Leominster. Placed on leave again in 3/02 after parents said he attempted to molest 8-10 boys and gave graphic sexual talk to boys and girls. Another civil suit filed in 2004 alleging abuse in 1993-94. Cited in a RICO suit in 11/08. Laicization announced in 1/18.

Fr. Norman R. Jalbert

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Died in 1994. Accused in 2003 of sexually assaulting at least two students, possibly as many as six. Was guidance counselor at Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/ Senior High 1971-84. Some of the assaults were alleged to have occurred at a camp that Jalbert owned. One accuser said he attempted to tell the headmaster when abuse occurred but Jalbert was called into the room before he could tell.

Fr. Alphonse B. Jansonis

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

"Fr. Mike." Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a girl at Most Holy Redeemer, East Boston 1951-1957. Suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Health leave in 1977, permanent disability status in 1980. Moved in 1977 to Cape Cod, assisting on week-ends at a Pocasset parish 1977-2000. Died 5/13/00. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Joseph Roy Jenness

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Four brothers filed a civil suit in 12/03 alleging abuse by Jenness and four other priests 1967-83. One of the brothers says he was abused by Jenness and three of the other four priests; Jenness allegedly would share him with the other priests at a camp. Separate suit filed in 8/03. One person settled claims against Jenness as part of a 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese. Also named in a 12/04 civil suit. Died 8/23/88. Three claims settled in 11/08 as part of a $4.5M settlement. Added to the diocese's list in 6/21.

Fr. Harold Joseph Johnson

Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A man wrote to Cardinal Law on 3/12/92 alleging that Johnson sexually abused him as a teenager. After that first assignment at Sacred Heart in Weymouth 1949-57, Johnson was sent as a 'lend-lease' priest 1957-59 to St Patrick's in Charlotte, then in the Raleigh NC diocese, now in the Charlotte diocese. Boston put Johnson on sick leave in 1992 and sent him to St Luke Institute. Johnson admitted reoffending as recently as about 1988. Boston settled with the survivor, who surmised there were other victims, for $40K in 1992. Johnson was retired in 1993 but allowed to say Mass in parishes. File released 12/19/02. Included in 3/5/03 Boston Globe list of 48 Boston priests dropped from 2003 Directory after abuse allegations. On Boston archdiocese list 8/25/11, noting Johnson was directed in 2004 to live a life of prayer and penance. Died 12/22/09. Added to Raleigh and Charlotte diocese's lists in 2/20.

Fr. Richard G. Johnson

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

'Retired"' from Boston in 1997. At 80, he was working part-time for the Palm Beach Diocese in 2003 when he was placed on leave after the diocese learned that he had been accused of 'relationships' with teenage girls as early as the 1950s. Cardinal Law certified in 1998 that Johnson was in good standing despite a 1994 written allegation that in 1963 Johnson had entered into a 1 1/2 year 'relationship' with 15-year-old girl. Personnel files released in 2/03. In 8/11 the Boston archdiocese's database said allegations found unsubstantiated but privileges restricted.Died 3/2/17.

Fr. Peter S. Kanchong

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Extern priest from Thailand. Began working in Boston in 1977. Arrested in 1983, charged with molesting a girl, age 9. Also molested her two brothers. Received probation; refused treatment. Cardinal Law asked that he be recalled to Thailand. Cardinal Medeiros had already withdrawn Kanchong's right to say Mass and act as a priest in 1983 after negative letter from bishop in Thailand. Refused to return to Thailand. Living in the Meeting House Hill section of Dorchester in Boston as of 7/5/16. Omitted from Boston archdiocesan list on 8/25/11 and still not included as of 7/5/16.

Fr. Charles R. Kane

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 5/19/86. Accused by his sister, after his death, of sexually abusing her son; she further alleged that "something was [also] going on with a young man" who lived with Kane in his family home. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death. There was a settlement in 2020, in the high five figures. In this case, Kane was accused of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 11-12, in 1973 or '74, while assigned to St. Mary's in Billerica.

Fr. Thomas A. Kane

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Accused in a 1993 lawsuit of abusing boy 1968-79, starting when the boy was age 9. Settled in 1995. Often associated with Revs.Thomas Teczar and Victor Frobas. Co-founder and director of House of Affirmation in Whitensville MA. Left in 1986 after allegations of financial improprieties. Left the diocese in 1993. Continued to receive financial support from the diocese while working in Guadalajara, Mexico. Voluntary laicization in 2012, announced 3/5/13.

Fr. Thaddeus J. Kardas

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

A woman sued in 1993 alleging that when she was 11, Kardas referred to her as his girlfriend, kissed her in the rectory, and often attempted to caress her. The behavior allegedly occurred for a year. He was in his mid-twenties. The suit was settled in 1995 for $55K. Another women had complained about Kardas prior to the 1993 allegation. Placed on leave in 1993. Remained on leave until his death in 8/06.

Br. Dominic Karow

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Religious Brother. Personnel file released 12/02. Karow was a Dominican brother when he allegedly molested a boy 1965-68. Became 3rd grade teacher in Boston Public schools, for 31 years. Diocesan officials found out in 1994 where he worked but did not tell school officials. This was just after the victim had come forward to Archdiocese and Order. Claim settled in 1996 for $115K. Karow retired from school in 1997. In 2001 he was living in Brenham ,TX. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died in 2011. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. It notes he professed in 1962 and was preparing for ordination when not approved for vows in 1965.

Fr. Robert S. Kaszynski

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Resigned 3/02 after allegations that he had abused at least two teenage girls in the 1960s-1970s. The 9/02 list of Fall River priests accused of sexual misconduct reported that there were four allegations against Kaszynski, all beyond the statute of limitations. Another woman made separate allegations in 5/02. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Died 2/7/14.

Fr. John F. Keane

Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pleaded guilty in 2/08 to indecent assault and battery on a person under age 14 and three counts of assault and battery. Charged with assaulting a girl between 1981 and 1983 when he was at St. Elizabeth Parish in Milton and/or Our Lady of the Rosary in Stoughton. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. Transferred to another church in 1987. Absent from the archdiocese without leave from 1989. Moved to FL. Registered sex offender. Involuntary laicization in 2009 announced 6/13/11.

Fr. Dennis A. Keefe

Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02. Accused in 1995 of a sexual attack on a 15-year-old altar boy. He maintained his innocence and refused for three years to undergo psychological assessment. Removed from his parish assignment in 1995 for "health reasons." Several efforts were made by archdiocesan staff to have Keefe returned to active ministry. Left the priesthood in 1999. Voluntary laicization in 2009 announced 8/20/10. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Bernard J. Keenan

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 1966. Accused in 2002 of digitally raping an 8-year-old altar boy in 1961 at St. John's Parish in Wellesley. Allegation quotes "another child" as saying that "all the altar boys were molested" by Keenan. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Donald J. Keenan

Order: CP
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1998 of masturbating two boys, one age 13 and the other mentally challenged, in Keenan's family home in Malden in 1977. Also insisted that they masturbate him. Died in 1995. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Arnold E. Kelley

Ordained: 1956
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Initial allegation of past abuse at St. Rita's in Lowell made in 11/97. Diocesan Review Board found no credible evidence and Kelley agreed to move. In 4/02, Personnel Committee learned of a second allegation against Kelley. A woman said she reported it to Sr. Rita McCarthy at the time and that McCarthy said there were no other allegations against Kelley. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, allegations unsubstantiated. Retired without restrictions. In 10/15 was "senior priest" and in residence at All Saints in Haverhill. Accused in suit filed 4/16 of abuse of boy, age 10-13, 1973-76 at St.Thomas Aquinas in Jamaica Plain. Accusations include oral sex and sodomy. Kelley denied abuse. Settled 1/18. Reportedly died 3/17/20 in Lawrence, MA.

Fr. Edward T. Kelley

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1977 police spotted Kelley in a car with a 17-year-old boy during an apparent sex act and told the archdiocese. Also accused of taking boys from Boston to Camp Fatima in NH and abusing them. One man told the archdiocese in 1992 that Kelley fondled his genitals at age 11 in 1968 and 1969. . Matter settled for $10K in 1995. Placed on sick leave 1993-96. Named in several suits, beginning in 2002. One 2005 suit against Kelley and two others settled for $475K in 12/08. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance in 2005. Died 8/10/2011.

Fr. Robert E. Kelley

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Convicted in 1990 and 2003. Admitted abusing 50-100 girls 1976-83. Sentenced to two separate prison terms (1990-1996 and 2003-2008) for different abuses. Registered sex offender. Several civil suits. First civil suit filed in 1993. In 1997 one plaintiff was awarded $527K from Kelley. Ceased to be active priest in 1986. Two lawsuits settled in 2006. Laicized in 6/15, after which diocesan support was discontinued. In 2015 he was reportedly living in a homeless shelter in Boston.

Fr. Vernon Kelly

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

At least one claim included in the Springfield MA diocese's 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Added 6/2/21 to the diocese's list. Was Vocations Director for the Passionists at their monastery in West Springfield 1961-64. Noted to have sexually abused a minor in 1965.

Fr. Edward Michael Kennedy

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Placed on leave in 1991 and sent for treatment after accusations of abuse of young boys. Paid $20K in 1994 to settle sexual abuse charge. All rights removed in 2002. Named in at least three suits filed in 2003 and 2004. One plaintiff was included in a 2004 settlement with the Diocese. Laicization announced 12/01/06. One claim settled as part of a $4.5M settlement in 11/08. Reportedly died 11/2/18. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Joseph W. Kenney

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

One of 12 priests named as abusers in a lawsuit filed in 9/02 against the Boston Archdiocese, Cardinal Law and others. Suit alleges that church officials failed to respond to complaints of sexual abuse, protected the perpetrators and sought to cover up the evidence. Kenney died in 1992. No information on victims or when abuse occurred. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Edward M. Keohan

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Spent five years as a missionary, mostly in Peru. One of 16 priests named for the first time in lawsuits filed in 1/03 by 70 plaintiffs. Accused of fondling a teenage boy at St. Rose of Lima in Chelsea MA. Archdiocese did not place him on leave until 8/03 because it said the lawsuit did not contain enough information to justify removal. Accuser received a six-figure settlement; Keohan was exonerated by the review board and returned to active status in 3/05. Per the 8/11 Boston AD database, he was retired with no restrictions. Died 9/12/15.

Br. Albert F. Kerressey

Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Bro. Ricardo/Richard. Joined the Xaverians in 1932. Accused in a 9/22/94 demand letter of sexually abusing a student who had been injured during hazing at St. John's Prep, where Bro. Ricardo was Headmaster. Alleged to have orally sodomized the boy in the school infirmary. Previously worked at a HS in the Worcester diocese, and was later an education official at the US Catholic Conference in the Washington archdiocese. Also worked in Boston as a family counselor. Died 9/19/97. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database. Included on the order's list 7/12/19. It notes allegations reported in 1994 and later of abuse in Danvers, MA in the mid-late 1960s. Died in 1997.

Fr. Robert W. Kirchmeyer

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/04. Church spokesman said Kirchmeyer and two other priests were allowed to remain in service because the allegations were either anonymous or withdrawn. A subsequent news release from the Archdiocese said that Kirchmeyer had retired and been granted senior priest/retired status as of 2/27/04. Died 2/26/08 in FL. See 8/11 Boston AD database.

Fr. Richard L. Kirouac

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Priest of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy. Worked in Bismarck ND, Chicago IL Houston TX and possibly elsewhere prior to arrival in MA. Native of MA. Assigned 2001-03 to the Springfield diocese at Sts. Patrick and Raphael in Williamstown. Included on the diocese's list, with multiple credible allegations of abuse noted. The alleged abuse occurred 1998-2000; the list does not indicate where the abuse occurred. Removed from public ministry in 2003.

Fr. Robert J. Knapp

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/04. It revealed "a father-son" relationship with a child, sexual misconduct with three women and "hundreds of incidents" with a victim between 1979 and 1984. He was first accused of child sexual abuse in 1985. Left the archdiocese without permission in 1988. Voluntary laicization in 2010 announced 6/13/11. Living in Maine at the time. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. John Anthony Koonz

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

In 9/02 three men alleged that Koonz abused them at separate times when they were teens. Diocesan Misconduct Commission found claims credible. A man filed a civil suit in 12/03 alleging that Koonz and Fr. Edward Kennedy sexually abused him as a minor. Three people settled claims against Koonz as part of a $7.5M settlement in 7/04 between 45 claimants and the Diocese, involving 18 priests. Another suit was filed in 1/05. One settlement in 2008. Removed from all ministry. Died 11/27/13. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Michael J. Kossak

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Allegedly involved in inappropriate sexual behavior with students at Boston College High School, where he was assigned 1988-89. Left in 1989 after investigation by state Dept. of Social Services into allegation of sexual misconduct. Given a warning by DSS. Went on to work at a Weymouth hospital while in residence at a parish. Transferred to parishes in FL, returning to Boston in 1999. Allegations became public 3/02. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes credible claims in 2009 of abuse in 1980. Assigned prior to ordination in 1980 to Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, MA. Was at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA 1984-88, then returned to the New England Province. Dismissed from the order 8/30/2003. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Jeffrey L’Arche

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

LaSalette Missionaries priest. Pastor of two parishes in the Diocese of Albany NY 6/2/21 when when placed on leave after the Diocese of Springfield MA released a list of accused which included L'Arche. He allegedly sexually abused a minor in MA 1976-81. L'Arche denied the allegation and his order deemed it not credible. Also worked in CT and FL.

Br. Leo R. Labbe

Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Took first vows as a Brother of the Sacred Heart in 1959, final vows in 1965. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/02 of forcing an 11-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him in 1960-61, at Sacred Heart Academy in Andover, MA. Labbe was head of Bishop Guertin High School in NH at the time of the alleged abuse. Per the suit, Labbe, then known as Bro. Gerald, abused the boy on several occasions. Labbe denied the allegations but placed himself on administrative leave. Case settled in 5/04. Labbe was also accused of not reporting numerous abusers at Bishop Guertin. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Celebrated his 60th anniversary of entering the order in 9/19.

Fr. Daniel W. Lacroix

Ordained: 1988
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Placed on leave in 11/19 pending an investigation into allegations of "misconduct" occurring decades prior. Lacroix denied the allegations. The diocese's review board deemed the allegations credible in 11/20 and recommended Lacroix's permanent removal from ministry. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 1/21. Lacroix filed a defamation suit against Bishop da Chunha on 2/29/21.

Fr. David J. Landry

Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Landry's name appears on list released in 9/02 of 21 Fall River diocese priests investigated by the D.A'.s office after allegations of sexual misconduct. List shows one alleged victim, beyond the statute of limitations. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that Landry's faculties had been removed.

Fr. Leo P. Landry

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pled guilty in 8/04 to sexual abuse charges in MA. Sentenced to lifetime probation. Allegations against Landry also in Springfield MA and Manchester NH. Multiple victims in 1the 950s,1960s and 1970s. Multiple civil suits. Also worked in Canada. Laicized in 1972. One claim was settled in Springfield MA in 2004 and two in 2008. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Bernard J. Lane

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused by dozens of boys of sexually abusing them at Alpha Omega facilities in Littleton MA and at Lane's NH cottage. Accusations included oral and anal rape. First accused 1978 by 2 boys and removed after admitting going to bed with residents. Treated at House of Affirmation and St. Luke's; at least 6 settlements including $200K in 1998. Worked unsupervised until 1999, including youth programs, pastor, priest home. Reprimanded in 2002 for false affidavit. Involuntary laicization in 2004 announced 2/05. Accused in a federal lawsuit in 10/16 of abusing a boy at a counseling facility in Malden in 1970; dismissed for lack of process in 3/17.

Fr. James H. Lane

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Chaplain for the Boston Police Department for 30 years, starting in 1972. Died in 7/07. Accused of abuse of an altar boy at St. Paul's in Dorchester 1966-67. Settlement of Claim by archdiocese was announced 4/12. Previously known as a whistleblower regarding allegations against other priests. Died before allegations could be investigated.

Fr. John J. Lane

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Ordained: 1925
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing two complainants, both at St. Theresa's parish in North Reading. One complainant also alleged abuse by Rev. William F. Maloney, who was assigned to the parish in 1967-68, when Msgr. Lane was pastor there. Died in 1971. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Br. Louis Laperle

Order: SC
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

A man alleged in 2003 that he was molested by Laperle in 1968 when Laperle was teacher and/or principal at Notre Dame Academy in Fitchburg. Laperle left MA in 1969 for RI and never returned. In 4/04, Laperle was acquitted by jury of charges of assault and battery involving the student in 1968.The alleged incident actually involved indecent assault and battery but that charge did not exist in 1968, so it could not be used. Retired after acquittal.

Fr. Joseph R. Laughlin

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuit Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes allegations in 1990 and 1996 of abuse 1975-76. Restricted by his order in 1990. Appears to have lived at the Jesuits' Campion Center in Weston MA until his death. Died 5/27/13.

Fr. Anthony J. Laurano

Ordained: 1950
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Retired in 1995. Sued. Placed on leave in 2002. Accused of abuse of a boy in 1991. Indicted on two counts of child rape in 2005. Also accused of abuse of mentally disabled man and, in 1970, the abuse of a 25-year-old seminarian. Name dropped from the 2003 Catholic Directory because of allegations, per Boston Globe in 3/03. Involuntary laicization announced in 3/07. Died 5/27/07 just prior to criminal trial.

Fr. Francis Patrick Lavelle

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Two men filed suit in 7/02 alleging abuse by Lavelle when they were teens. One said his abuse occurred in 1972 and the other said he was abused in 1980, when Lavelle was working as secretary for the Bishop. Four brothers filed suit in 12/03 claiming abuse by Lavelle and four other priests 1967-83. Permanently barred from ministry in 2/04. Two plaintiffs were included in a 7/04 settlement for $7M. Named in a 2004 civil suit. Two more claims settled in 2008. Outcome of administrative process needed Vatican approval. Assigned life of prayer of penance in 2010. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Richard Roger Lavigne

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Arrested and charged in 1991, accused of abuse of 5 boys. Convicted in 1992 of assaulting 2 boys; jail time of 4-6 years, suspended; 10 years probation. In 1993, 11 new accusers surfaced, a day after Lavigne was released from treatment at St. Luke's in MD. Claims with 17 plaintiffs settled in 1994 ($1.4M). Other plaintiffs included in 7/04 settlement. As many as 48 known victims; law enforcement estimated over 250 victims. "Official tally" 43, per plaintiffs' attorney in 6/21. Laicization announced 1/04. Prime suspect in 1972 murder of altar boy Danny Croteau. Lavigne died 5/21/21, hours before he was to be arrested for the murder. The D.A. stated that Lavigne implicated himself during interviews in the weeks before his death. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Victor C. LaVoie

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on leave in 7/02 after recent allegation that he abused a 15-year-old boy 20 years previously, while assigned to St. Thomas Parish in Wilmington. A second accusation of abuse in the same time period surfaced in 2003. LaVoie denied all allegations. Remained unassigned, per Archdiocese website 5/4/09. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 per Boston AD database. Canonical court found charges "not proven" 11/11 and he was granted retired status. Died 06/26/14.

Fr. Timothy J. Leary

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Accused in a 1/05 civil suit of abusing plaintiff as a boy for five years, beginning when he was in 4th grade. Leary allegedly introduced the boy to Fr. Francis Lavelle, who also abused him. At various times, both priests promised to guarantee his admission and pay his tuition at Cathedral High School. Leary died in 1991 at age 81.Two claims settled in 2008.

Fr. Maurice T. Lebel

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Ordained for the Jesuits. Left the Order in 1991 and became a priest of the Diocese of Portland ME. Retired in 2003. Remained active in ME until he was placed on leave in 6/07 pending an investigation of allegations in the Fall River, MA diocese that he sexually abused a youth in the early 1980s, while still a Jesuit. Reinstated to public ministry in 3/11 after canonical trial found accusations "unproven."

Fr. Kenneth A. LeBlanc

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on leave in 2/09 while the Archdiocese investigated allegations of sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl approximately 25-30 years prior,. Assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to Most Blessed Sacrament in Wakefield. On her personal website, the accuser claimed that there were also other victims. LeBlanc died in 1/10. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Edward P. Lettic

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Removed 1/26/14 without privileges from Immaculate Conception in Lancaster after a man alleged abuse as a boy about 40 years prior. Deemed credible. Abuse is believed to have occurred at St. Joan of Arc in Worcester. Diocese said it was the first allegation against Lettic. Matter to be referred to the Vatican. Worcester D.A. was also investigating.

Fr. Charles M. Loeffler

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Sent to Iraq as a missionary within 2-3 years of ordination. Spent 20 years there, returning to the U.S. in 1969. One of 12 new priests named in 1/03 lawsuits. A 71-year-old woman in 2003 said he abused her and her sister in 1941. Loeffer died in 1992 at age 80. A woman who filed suit wanted people to know that abuse within the Archdiocese did not begin just in 1950s. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Samuel J. Lombard

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Retired and died in 1998. Accused in a 2001 pro se lawsuit of sodomizing a 9-year-old altar boy in a sacristy in 1968. Suit dismissed on SOL. In 6/02 a woman came forward to say that Lombard had sexually assaulted her as an adult. Youth Minister Christopher Reardon (later convicted of abuse) was an altar server as a boy under Lombard and Fr. Jon Martin. Under fire for his sexual habits and his supervision of Reardon, Martin said he was recruited into the priesthood by Lombard. See 8/11 Boston AD database.

Fr. John P. Lyons

Ordained: 1955
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on leave in 6/02 after two men filed suits alleging he abused them as altar boys during the 1970s and early 1980s. One man's mother said she complained at the time to a priest who told Bishop D'Arcy. Arrested in 9/02 and charged with abuse of a boy, age 8-10, between 1987 and 1989. Acquitted by jury in 2005. No information on resolution of civil suits. Still on administrative leave and canonical proceedings still in process as of 10/15, per Boston AD database. In 9/20 the archdiocese announced that Lyons had been "dismissed from the clerical state" by the Vatican.

Fr. James L. MacGuinness

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Ordained: 1912
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Included on Attorney Garabedian's 3/28/16 list of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. A 90-year-old man claimed MacGuinness sexually abused him at St. Joseph's in Roxbury MA 1938-40. Also worked in Beachmont, Marblehead, Lawrence, Sharon and Peabody parishes. Chaplain for both a boys' orphanage and a girls' academy. Several leaves of absence marked his career. Died 4/14/55.

Fr. Thomas H. Maguire

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Took voluntary leave 10/28/12 without privileges after recent allegations of engaging in "inappropriate behavior in the presence of minors." Police investigators found no evidence of a crime. Had served as pastor at Saint Helen Mother of the Emperor Constantine Parish in Norwell since 2001. After publicity, more people came forward with accusations of sexual abuse during and prior to the mid-1990s. While assigned to St. John's in Canton MA, reportedly drank alcohol with youth involved in the CYO and, on one particluar occasion, touched himself sexually and offered money to the first boy who completed a sexual act. In 10/15 status was "Administrative Leave; Case in Process." Laicization announced 3/31/16.

Fr. Paul J. Mahan

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A 2000 lawsuit claimed Mahan abused two of his nephews in 1994-9595 Another was filed in 1999. As of late 2002, at least 12 lawsuits had been filed against Mahan. More in 1/03. The archdiocese was warned in 1994 and1995. Mahan was referred to as "dangerous" and "a threat to adolescent males." Sent for treatment twice. Privileges removed in 1996. Involuntarily laicized in 2/98.

Fr. Ronald Raoul Malboeuf

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Removed from ministry in 1988 after a man alleged that Malboeuf abused him over five years, beginning when he was age 10. A man filed suit in 3/03 alleging that he had been sexually abused in the mid-1960s by Malboeuf, beginning when he was about 11 and continuing for 2-3 years. Two claims against Malboeuf settled in 8/04 as part of a $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the diocese involving 18 priests. Malboeuf was voluntarily laicized in 12/89. Died in 2009. Included in 6/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. William F. Maloney

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 2002 of abusing a minor in the late 1960s at St. Theresa's in North Reading, where he was assigned briefly before entering the Military archdiocese as a Navy chaplain. The complainant also accused the pastor, Msgr. John J. Lane. Navy chaplain 1968-1973. Per 8/11 Boston Archdiocese database, Maloney was laicized in 1974 on other grounds.

Fr. Paul Francis Manning

Ordained: 1967
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Criminally charged in 1993 with the recent sexual abuse of an 11-year-old altar boy. Another priest reported witnessing Manning touching the boy's genitals in the St. Charles rectory in Woburn. Acquitted by a jury in 1994. After acquittal, was not allowed to act as a priest and all faculties were removed in 1996. In 2002, man and woman came forward to say he had abused them as minors. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15, canonical proceedings still in process. Died 2/26/20.

Fr. Jon C. Martin

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Assigned to St. Martin's in the Boston archdiocese in 1965 when he allegedly groped a 14-year-old boy. The abuse is said to have occurred when he took the boy and his brother to his family home in NH to shovel snow and chop wood. Martin's alleged victim reported the abuse in 2002. Martin took leave in 2000 and resigned in 2001 from his position as pastor of the church where convicted child molester Chris Reardon worked; he had been accused of ignoring complaints about Reardon. Per 8/11 Boston archdiocese's database, accusations were found unsubstantiated. Retired; privileges still restricted in 10/15.

Br. Joseph M. Martin

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Brother of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (M.I.C.M.), based at St. Benedict Abbey in Harvard MA. Martin died 12/29/13 qt age 86. A man told the Order in 2017 that Martin raped him as a boy in the 1970s. The man filed suit in 7/18, claiming Abbot Francis X. Connelly knew Martin admitted the abuse to the police in 2013, but didn't tell him. A CA monsignor had contacted police after the man confided in him. The man also claimed the Abbot offered to help with his medical expenses, but withdrew the offer because his needs were too costly.

Deacon James A. Martone

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Ordained as permanent deacon in 1983. Placed on leave in 2004 after allegations he abused a child beginning in 1991 and continuing for several years. Also placed on leave from his job as business manager of a third parish, pending results of the investigation. Diocese announced in 5/05 that the review board found the allegations to be credible. Permanently removed from ministry. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Died in 2021.

Fr. Richard O. Matte

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Investigated by the archdiocese in 1992 after receipt of an anonymous letter complaining of Matte's behavior. Personnel file later showed two complaints in 1992 and at least one more by 11/93. Removed in 1994. By 3/02 six men had brought complaints against Matte and received settlements. He was sued at least twice. Voluntary laicization announced 6/10/05. Per the Boston AD database in 8/11, case concluded canonically. Matte died in 2017.

Br. Julius Martin Mattingly

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 2013 letter of repeatedly molesting a girl in 1969-75 beginning when she was age 13 and Mattingly was connected with St. Stephen Priory in Dover, MA. Listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement had been reached in the year previous. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. It notes his removal from contact with children in 1984. Died 1991.

Fr. Benedict Mawn

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Order: CP
Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in Archdioceses of Baltimore, Boston, Hartford and Dioceses of Buffalo, Scranton, Worcester and Manchester. Accused in 2005 suit of abuse of a boy at St. Gabriel's in Brighton, MA in 1976. Died in 1998. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said in 2011 that almost all claims were settled. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. On Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19. Accused in 2002 of abuse in the mid-1950s. Assigned to St. Joseph Passionist Monastery in Baltimore 1955-57 and 1960-1962.

Fr. John Kevin McAndrews

Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, age 11-12, in the late 1960s at St. Anthanasius Church in Reading, MA. The abuse allegedly went on for a year. McAndrews died in 1986 at age 63. The Boston AD 8/11 database reports no formal determination of guilt either because McAndrews died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Mary McAvoy

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Order: CSJ
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a lawsuit filed 5/11/04 of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl at the Boston School for the Deaf in about 1972. Allegations included digital rape and physical abuse. The initial suit named 9 plaintiffs and 14 defendants, two of whom removed themselves from ministering to children. More suits were filed. Other plaintiffs accused McAvoy of abuse. Witnesses regarding pattern and practice at the school were barred; all suits were withdrawn or dismissed.

Fr. George V. McCabe

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1940
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In a 2002 civil suit, three men alleged they were sexually abused by McCabe when he was working in the Boston Archdiocese. McCabe's personnel file, released in 2003, reports five men said McCabe fondled them during 1970s. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes reports received in the 2000s of abuse in the 1960s-70s. McCabe died in 1998.

Fr. Raymond W. McCarthy

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Name appeared on a list of 21 priests accused of sexual abuse released by the District Attorney in 9/02. Four alleged victims. Transferred to the St. Louis archdiocese in 1972 and died in 2005. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that his faculties had been removed.

Fr. Thomas James McCarthy

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

At least one claim of abuse by McCarthy was included in the Diocese's 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Added 6/2/21 to the diocese's list of accused. Noted to having allegedly sexually abused a child 1954-57. Assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Springfield.

Fr. James T. McDonald

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A woman complained in 1993 about abuse by McDonald when she was 14. In 1994 a woman said she was abused by McDonald when she was age 10. He was removed from active ministry in 1994. Personnel file released in 2/03 contained allegations that he had abused several girls. He admitted abuse of 4-5 girls. Another woman complained in 1996 about abuse 1965-66; in 1997 McDonald wrote a letter of apology. The archdiocese did not give it to the woman until 2003. She settled for $35K. McDonald retired in 1996 and died in 1999; Cardinal Law officiated at his funeral. See 8/11 Boston AD database of accused priests.

Fr. Paul E. McDonald

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02 contained allegations by several men who said they were abused as children by McDonald in the early to mid-1960s, at St Joseph's in Hyde Park. One said he was repeatedly molested by McDonald for five years, beginning when he was age 10, during outings to the Blue Hills. The abuse included oral rape. Another victim stated that McDonald befriended his family after a house fire killed two of the boy's brothers, and then molested him and his cousin over a period of two years. McDonald took a one-year leave of absence in 1976 and soon left the priesthood to marry. Accused of abuse of one boy in the 1960s in civil suit that settled in 2001. Voluntarily laicized in 2005. The Boston archdiocese list in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Donald J. McGurrin

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Order: OMI
Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused by two women in a 2002 lawsuit of abusing them when they were minors 1978-80, at Sacred Heart in Lowell. McGurrin died in 1993. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that all claims were settled. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Joseph E. McInnis

Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Reportedly in 2003, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman who alleged up to 200 incidences of sexual abuse by McInnis when she was 6-11 years old. He was working at St. Monica's parish in Boston at the time of the alleged abuse. He died in 1986. The suit settled as part of massive Boston $85M settlement in Fall, 2003. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. At least one other suit settled with a woman alleging abuse by McInnis at age 15 at St. James in Arlington, MA 1968-69. On the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19 (spelled McInnes). It notes allegations in the 2000s of abuse of multiple minors 1960s-80s.

Fr. James Daniel McKenna

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Per news in 6/19, a woman told the diocese in Fall 2018 that McKenna sexually abuse her over 18 months at St. Francis in South Lee, beginning she was a high school sophomore in the early 1970s. She said McKenna would ply her with alcohol. She said she reported the abuse in 2018 to the Berkshire D.A. and to state police. McKenna died in 10/00. Added to the diocese's list of accused in 6/21.

Fr. James T. McKeon

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Ordained: 1928
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Reportedly in 2002, a woman accused McKeon of abusing her as a child in the 1940s and said that he also abused several of her female cousins. When their parents complained, they were told to remain silent "for the good of the church." Died 8/3/65. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. John E. McLaughlin

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Only active priest named in a 9/02 lawsuit with claims of abuse by 12 priests. One man said he went to McLaughlin for counseling in 6/01 and was groped. A second man later said the priest groped him at his son's christening. Both settled in a 2003 massive settlement. Placed on leave in 5/04 when a recent allegations arose of sexual abuse of a minor about. 20 years before. Officially removed from his assignment per 4/01/05 statement. The tribunal found allegations unsubstantiated in 8/12. Placed on senior priest status with restrictions.

Fr. Paul J. McLaughlin

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Ordained in 1955 in Yakima WA. Retired in 2001 from Boston; moved to CA and worked part-time in a San Bernardino parish until placed on leave in 2003 after three men accused him of abusing them in MA when they were minors in the 1960s. Boston knew of one allegation in 5/02 but didn't tell the San Bernardino diocese until 9/02. Personnel file contained references to one instance of non-specified physical abuse and another where he told boys to do nude Greco-Roman wrestling. He denied all charges. On administrative leave; canonical case pending in 10/15. Accused in a lawsuit settled in the high five figures in 6/21 of sexually abusing a boy, ages 8-10, multiple times 1967-69 while assigned to St. John the Evangelist in Swampscott MA. Sentenced by the Vatican in 9/21 to a life of prayer and penance. Living at the time, at age 91, in CA.

Fr. Benjamin J. McMahon, Jr.

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Arrested in 1985 for a sex act with a man. The archdiocese and court kept the arrest quiet. Took leave from the priesthood in 1986. In 1991 a family complained to the church that McMahon had abused three of their sons in the late1970s - early 1980s, while assigned to Immaculate Conception in Marlboro. He was a family friend who often went on vacations with them and slept in the same room as the boys. No criminal charges because of SOL. Voluntary laicization in 2010, announced 6/13/11. Per the Boston AD database in 8/11, case concluded canonically.

Fr. Gerard T. McMahon

Ordained: 1961
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 2006 for rape of a girl 1967-1970. He would get drunk at the family's home and they would let him sleep it off in the little girl's bed. Indicted in 4/06. Left Boston in 1970 to serve as military chaplain; still part of the archdiocese. Retired from military and settled in FL. Pleaded guilty in 5/06. Sentenced to lifetime probation, to be served in FL. Laicization pending in 8/11, per new Boston AD database. Died in 2013. On Archdiocese of Mobile AL list 12/6/18. Assigned there to St. Benedict School in Elberta at some point. First name misspelled "Gerald."

Fr. Francis J. McManus

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from hospital chaplaincy in Fall River diocese after a man alleged in 3/02 that McManus molested him in 1970s at BC High in Boston. Settled for $600K in 1/03. Another man alleged early-1980s abuse by McManus. The man said he returned his diploma in 1988 when the school failed to investigate. McManus was pastor in Norwich diocese between BC High and hospital assignments. Sent to live under restriction at Campion Center in Weston, MA. Died 1/5/15. On Northeast Jesuits list of credibly accused 1/15/19. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes reports received 2002-05 of abuse of multiple minors 1974-85. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20, where he worked in Kingsport 6/78-7/79. On Fall River diocese's list in 1/21 of credibly accused.

Fr. Paul G. McPartland

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 2/03 revealed that a woman came forward in 1998 to allege that in 1969, when she was 16, McPartland pinned her down in the front seat of his car and tried to take her shirt off. He stopped when she began to cry. Archdiocese paid almost $18K in therapy bills. He denied the accusation, saying that she had been the "aggressive" one. Review Board found in 1998 that exact nature of incident could not be reliably determined. He retired in 2002 with no restrictions. See 8/11 Boston AD database.

Fr. Richard E. McQuade

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Per personnel file released in 2/03, in 1996 a man took 30 letters to the Archdiocese that McQuade had written to his son (see Globe 2/25/03 article). Letters included reference to ar elationship that began when the boy was 17. The boy was killed in a 1992 auto accident while on his way to McQuade's home. McQuade denied there was a sexual relationship and the Review Board could not substantiate the allegations. Assigned to Emergency Response Team and psychotherapy recommended.

Cardinal Humberto S. Medeiros

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Boston MA archbishop 1970 until his death in 1983. Allegation surfaced in 2002 that he touched a 14-year-old boy in the groin while giving him a "bear hug" in the chancery. His accuser said the incident occurred the same evening he was allegedly molested by Vice-Chancellor Rev. Fred Ryan. Medeiros had been priest and chancellor in the Fall River MA diocese and Bishop of Brownsville TX. As Boston archbishop he moved pedophiles such as Revs. John Geoghan and Robert M. Burns from parish to parish, telling victims' families to be silent to avoid scandal.

Fr. Richard Francis Meehan

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Removed from parish ministry in 1994 as a result of sexual misconduct. Returned to limited ministry as an archivist for the diocese until 6/02. Named in a 9/03 civil suit by one man. Case sent to Vatican in 2002; laicized in 4/06. Two claims settled in 8/04 as part of $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. Two settled in 2008. Meehan died 6/1/17 in Holyoke MA. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Robert V. Meffan

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Complaints made as early as 1977. Cardinal Medeiros recommended therapy but Meffan became a counselor. By 1985 he was back in a parish assignment. Memo from Bishop Robert Banks in 1986 noted that Meffan was engaged in sexual acts with girls as young as 15. One woman said in 1993 that Meffan participated in sexual acts with four girls at the same time. Retired in 1996. "Voluntarily" laicized in 2004. Last known to be living in White Horse Beach, Plymouth. Per Boston AD database in 8/11, case concluded canonically.

Fr. John M. Mendicoa

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

From Spain. Assigned to Sacred Heart in Roslindale when the archdiocese announced 8/14/11 that Mendicoa was placed on leave after an allegation that he sexually abused a child in the 1980s. Law enforcement was notified. Worked in PA, MD and Washington DC. At various times, he also appeared to be affiliated with different Orders. In the Boston archdiocese's database as of 3/12. In 4/12, the archdiocese found allegations to be "unsubstantiated" and assigned him to status of "senior priest, restricted."

Fr. Fiori Dominic Menna

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed as senior priest in residence (retired) at St. Mary's in Quincy in 6/10, pending investigation of allegations of abuse of at least two children approximately 50 years previously. Menna was apparently in his first assignment at St. Mary's during the relevant time period. No criminal charges due to SOL. Suit on behalf of a man claiming abuse 1963-68 was to be filed 7/10. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings still in process, per Boston AD database. Sued for abuse of a boy, ages 6-7, in 1968-69, while assigned to St. Mary's. Settled in 2/20 in the high five figures.

Fr. Donald E. Messier

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Name appeared on a list of 21 priests accused of abuse which the District Attorney released in 9/02. It showed one alleged victim, with claims beyond the statute of limitations Messier left Fall River in 1973 to work in the Providence diocese. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused. Faculties noted to be restricted.

Fr. Raymond P. Messier

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Messier allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a 9-year-old boy in Worcester in 1980 at a camp owned by the priest's family. Bishop Harrington was informed immediately, and promised that Messier would never again have access to young people. Transferred. Victim learned of transfer in 2002 and filed suit. Two other men the joined suit, alleging abuse in the late 1970s. Investigated by DSS in 2003 for recent allegations. DSS confirmed but he was no-billed by Grand Jury. Additional suit filed in 12/04. Died 7/3/18.

Br. Edward Michael

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Order: FMS
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Allegation received in 2001 of abuse in 1967 when Michael was teaching at Central Catholic High in Lawrence. He worked at the school 1964-72 and again as a part-time volunteer 1985-86. Removed in 1986 following a complaint by a student of "inappropriate behavior." Died in 1992. No record of complaints in his files but Marist officials acknowledged "it is possible that complaints lodged during those years were not recorded." Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database. New allegations in 5/17 by a man in his 60s claiming abuse at age 14-15 by Michael and three other Marist brothers at Central Catholic, including Xavier Leonard Boulanger. Said he told the principal, who did nothing but move him out of the alleged perpetrator's algebra class.

Fr. Lawrence Joseph Michaud

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Order: SM
Ordained: 1936
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A woman wrote to Cardinal Law in 3/94, alleging that Michaud repeatedly abused her when she was 12-years-old in the late 1950s or early 1960s. He was assigned at the timme of the alleged abuse to St. Joseph's in Haverhill, MA. Living in Van Buren, ME when he died in 1990 at age 80. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database. <