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Fr. John L. Abrams

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

'Sick leave '1989 until 1997 when 'retired.' Some time after 2002 several men reported to the diocese that they were sexually abused by Abrams during 1979-82, when they were boys and he was pastor of Sacred Heart in Queens. No criminal charges. Diocesan Review Board deemed the allegations credible 11/07; Abrams permanently removed. Case referred to Vatican. Died 7/5/08. Accused in 6/19 by two men of raping them when they were 10- to 13-year-old altar boys and students at St Patrick's in Bay Ridge in the 1980s. They said he drove them around to places such as the beach and movies, and gave them beer, cigarettes and porn. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Joseph V. Agostino

Order: CM
Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

A man notified the Diocese and Order in 2003 that Agostino had abused him. The Order investigated and could not find sufficient information to support the allegations. Kept in ministry. Bishop met with the accuser. In 4/09 the same man came forward again, this time with more evidence and proof that he was a minor at the time of the abuse. The Diocese told the County D.A. and the Order removed Agostino from his assignment at St. John the Baptist, pending further investigation. He reportedly was moved in 2009 to Philadelphia and assigned to various projects by the Vincentians' Superior General. The Philadelphia archdiocese's website in 6/20 shows him as there at St. Vincent's Seminary.

Fr. Bennet Akuzie

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Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Visiting priest from Nigeria. Arrested 4/1/96 on charges that he groped a 16-year-old girl, exposed himself to her, and requested sexual acts from her at a motel. A 21-year-old woman was also involved. The two women took his car after the event and he reported the car stolen. The 16-year-old made the allegations when they were picked up by police. Akuzie refused to press charges for theft.

Fr. John C. Albino

Ordained: 1990
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

One of four priests alleged to have offered 16-year-old boy money for sex, threatening to harm him if he told. Also accused of participating in mutual masturbation with the other priests while the boy watched. Suit filed in 2000 and settled by 2002. Removed from ministry. Laicized. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Peter A. Allen

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Placed on leave from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in 12/06 after prosecutors told diocese of credible allegation of abuse by one person. Allen was mentioned in a 2003 civil suit filed against Fr. Eugene Vollmer and Diocese. Suit says he knew or should have known of abuse of 4 boys by Vollmer at rectory of St. Joseph's parish in Ronkonkoma. Retired 2011. On the diocese's list in 2021.

Fr. Arthur C. Anderson

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale, where he was on faculty for 19 years, beginning in 1963. Retired in 2003. Died 10/1/11.

Fr. Mark Andrzejczuk

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Order: OFM Conv
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 10/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl in 1978 and 1979 while assigned to Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda. The girl was a student. Another former student also sued in 2019, claiming Andrzejczuk molested her 1978-81 when she was ages 14-17. Andrzejzuk died in 2011.

Fr. Paul F. Angelicchio

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Pastor of St. John the Baptist and Transfiguration parishes when placed on leave 11/16 pending a diocesan investigation of allegation he abused a minor 27 years prior at St. Ann's in Manlius. He denied the allegation. D.A. could not substantiate the claims. In 12/16 the diocesan review board deemed the allegations unfounded. Returned to ministry. Accused in a lawsuit filed in federal court 2/14/19, along with Revs. Charles Eckermann and James F. Quinn, of abuse of a 15-year-old altar boy in 1988 and 1989 at St. Ann's in Manlius. Per plaintiff, Angelicchio at least once stood guard outside a room during a rape by Eckermann. Suit was "stayed" in 5/19. The man filed another suit in 8/19, in Onondaga County Supreme Court. Angelicchio was placed on leave in 11/19 after he was accused in a new lawsuit of sexual abuse of a child 1980-81. Returned to ministry by 2/1/20 after the review board determined it could not substantiated the allegations.

Fr. Joseph C. Ansaldi

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 11/12/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Ansaldi eligible for IRCP. Died in 2015. Accused in an 8/15 lawsuit, along with Revs. Eugene Mangan and James Keehan, staff member Bill Finley and other lay counselors, of sexually abusing a boy who resided at a Mount Loretto orphanage 1953-67. Accused in another lawsuit of abusing a boy, ages 15-16, in 1984-85 while principal of St. Joseph by the Sean High School on Staten Island. The boy was a student. The suit settled in 2020 in the mid-five figures.

Fr. Joseph V. Arevalo

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

From the Philippines. Worked in the Rockville Centre diocese from about 1977. Assigned to parishes in Coram, Glen Cove, Huntington Station, Freeport, Babylon. Retired in 2014. Accused in 6/19 via the IRCP of sexually abusing a boy, ages 8-11 during 1992-95, while assigned to St. Hugh of Lincoln in Huntington Station. The alleged victim filed suit in 2/20.

Fr. Antoine P. Attea

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, age 12, in 1997. Per his obituary, assigned to St. John and Immaculate Conception parishes early in career, and, starting in 1966, taught for over ten years at Cardinal Mindszenty High School in Dunkirk. From 1978 until his death in 1/08/07 Attea was pastor of St. James in Jamestown. Member of the National Association of Pilot Priests ("Flying Padres"). Died in a plane crash.

Fr. John R. Aurelio

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Died: 08/26/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

In 1993 Aurelio admitted to sodomizing 3 boys, ages 12-14, 15-20 years prior. Acted with another priest, Bernard M. Mach. Both suspended. Claimed boys seduced him. Admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking pot with young boys. Also accused of abuse of another youth. Living in 2002 in Florida, no longer functioning as a priest. Died 8/26/09. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. One man alleging abuse by Aurelio at age 11 in 1968 filed suit in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. William Authenrieth

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 06/24/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Had 'relations' with a youth of "about 18" in the Brooklyn diocese in 1973. Transferred to Orlando after the youth threatened to reveal. Removed from ministry in 10/85. Sent to the House of Affirmation in MA. Named in a Brooklyn civil suit in 2003. At least four civil suits filed in 1985 against Authenrieth and the Orlando Diocese claiming abuse of boys. Suits settled out of court; at least $2M paid to three; a fourth settled for $490K. Authenrieth admitted abuse; never prosecuted. New suits in 7/12 and 10/13 in Orlando. Another filed in 8/14 alleging abuse at All Souls in Sanford, FL. Known in 2014 to have been living in a MA retirement community. Died 6/24/15. On Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19. Included on the Orlando diocese's list of credibly accused 10/6/21.

Fr. Daniel G. Babis

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in a 1/9/06 complaint of sexually abusing a boy and girl and three of their siblings from the early 1950s through 1968, when their father confronted Babis. The abuse, which allegedly included fondling and photographing his naked victims, occurred in the children's home while their father was ill, in church buildings including a home for retired nuns, and on overnight trips. Babis was transferred to Florida in 1970. He died there 12/12/78. After the suit was filed, at least four others reportedly alleged abuse during the 1960s at Babis' last NY parish: two brothers and a sister in one family and a girl fondled at age nine in the rectory. On diocese's list in 3/21.

Sr. Linda Baisi

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Order: RDC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Ex-nun, left her order in 1979. Accused in a 2/8/96 suit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 12-17, beginning in 1987. The boy was a student at St. Frances de Chantal in the Bronx when the abuse began, and Baisi was his teacher. The school was staffed by the Sisters of Divine Compassion. In 1995, the complainant mentioned the abuse to a counselor, who reported it to authorities. Baisi was suspended from her role as principal of St. Frances in 1996 when the suit was filed. She admitted the abuse in taped conversations with the victim. Her attorney and the judge stated that she had effectively admitted to the charges.

Fr. Lehr J. Barkenquest

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Died 1/4/19. Named in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 as having sexually abused a male student in the early to mid-1970s at St. Francis DeSales High School in Lockport, NY. Barkenquest's accuser claims he told a school administrator at the time, but nothing was done. Added to the Lansing diocese's list in 2020, where he worked 1991-2013; at least one credible allegation of abuse during his time in the diocese; was pastor of St. Rita's in Clarklake.

Fr. Michael J. Barrett

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy 1974-78, beginning when the boy was age 12 and Barrett was a lay member of Opus Dei. Per the lawsuit, the boy was also abused by then-Fr. Theodore McCarrick. Barrett was ordained by Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1985. He worked in Rome and Madrid, then in Houston TX for 25 years, followed by Los Angeles CA 2013-16. In 2016 he was named pastor of St. Agnes in New York City.


Fr. Edward M. Barry

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Placed on administrative leave in 10/19 due to an accusation in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act that he sexually assaulted a child decades prior. The archdiocese announced in 6/20 that the allegations were credible and substantiated. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Benedict P. Barszcz

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Order: SAC
Ordained: 1990
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

From Poland. Arrested in July 1999 and charged with public lewdness after he was accused of exposing himself to two girls, ages 14 and 15. Barszcz reportedly masturbated in front of the girls while sitting in a car. He was removed from public ministry. Barszcz was had been assistant pastor of St. Peter's in Lewiston since October 1998. Prior to that he assisted in two Brooklyn parishes. Last known to have been port chaplain in 2001 in Szczecin, Poland. Included on Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18.

Fr. James T. Bartnik

Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Died: 08/27/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Ordained for the Diocese of Syracuse. Began work in the Diocese of Buffalo in the mid-1970s, where he was incardinated in 1982. Died 8/27/13. In 2018 a man reported to the diocese inappropriate sexual contact as a boy by Bartnik while "wrestling." The boy and his family were St. John Cantius (a/k/a Kanty) in Buffalo. The man said his family reported the abuse just after it occurred and that they were then ostracized from the parish. A lawsuit was filed in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act that Bartnik sexually abused a child, age 12 or 13, around 1977 at St. John Kanty in Buffalo.


Mary Juanita Barto

Order: RSM
Status: Settled

Died: 05/2/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Religious Sister of Mercy (RSM). Joined the order in 1952. Professed her final vows in 1957. Accused publicly by a woman in the 2000s of sexually abusing her throughout high school, beginning when the woman was age 15 in the late 1960s. Per Barto's accuser, the abuse occurred in classrooms at Mater Christi High School in Queens, on school buses to sporting events, at retreats in upstate NY, at the girl's home in Woodside and at a Long Island Convent. Barto died 5/2/14. Lawsuit filed 2/18/20; settled in 2020.

Fr. Juan Bazalar

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Peruvian. Indicted in 1991 for sexually abusing a 15-year-old altar boy at St. Peter's Church in Monticello. Fled to Canada. Extradited and then convicted in 1993. Sentenced to 5-15 years in state prison. Conviction overturned. Found not guilty at second trial. Returned to Peru.

Fr. Donald W. Becker

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Died: 02/15/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Removed in 2003. Accused of sexually abusing two teen boys and a boy age 10-11. Denied allegations. After publicity in 3/18 a news outlet reported hearing from "several more" accusers. One said when he was age 15 in 1975 Becker got him drunk then abused him, including rape, in a North Java cabin. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. A third man, age 43, stated publicly 6/1/18 that he was sexually abused at age 13 by Becker when the priest was pastor of SS Peter and Paul in Hamburg. At least one alleged victim reportedly died by suicide. Lawsuit 8/19 claims abuse of 15-year-old boy in 1974 at Becker's cabin. Plaintiff told the diocese in 9/07; diocese paying for counseling and meds since 2012. A 9/19 lawsuit claimed Becker abuse a boy, age 11, in 1971. . Case sent to the Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 in bankruptcy agreement. By 8/21 thirty men had claimed abuse as boys by Becker under the NY Child Victims Act. Lived in Fort Meyers, FL 2013 until his death 2/15/22.

Fr. Hugo Bedoya

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Order: CM
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

From Colombia. Not indexed in the U.S. Official Catholic Directory prior to 1973. Worked in Dioceses of Lubbock, TX and Brooklyn, NY; Judicial Vicar of Marriage Tribunal when named in massive 10/03 civil suit where 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests. Per suit, Bedoya abused a child ages of 9-11 at Fourteen Holy Martyrs in Bushwick, in the church, in the rectory, and elsewhere. Suit also says he examined the genitals of his altar boys in a group to make sure they were clean. He denied all the allegations. Another man joined the lawsuit 2/04 alleging abuse by Bedoya during 1970s. Bedoya remained in ministry until removed 6/19/12. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Robert G. Beiter

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Died: 06/13/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Placed on leave in 9/21 pending the investigation of an accusation of abuse reportedly discovered in documents filed in the diocese's bankruptcy case. Age 82 and retired when suspended. Beiter denied the accusation. He died 6/13/22. On 6/23/22 the diocese announced that Beiter was posthumously exonerated after its review board deemed the accusation unsubstantiated.


Fr. David G. Bentley

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Settlement in 1994 to a man for $150K for claims of 1970s abuse at the Albany Home for Children. The man's brother received $70K settlement in 1997; a third brother received an unspecified amount. Others also alleged abuse. Continued to serve in Africa, OH and NM. Sent to NM to Servants of the Paraclete; allowed to work in Las Cruces diocese. Placed on leave in 4/02. Plaintiff in 1994 got another $225K in 2002. Civil suit filed in 2002; dismissed by court. Suit filed in Boston in 5/05. Suit filed 7/12/18 v Diocese of Las Cruces, Paracletes and Benedictines by man claiming Bentley and Fr. Joseph Anderson, OSB of Holy Family in Deming NM abused him from when he was an altar boy, age 9, hundreds of times 1994-2001. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On Albany diocese's list 11/30/18. In a 2021 deposition, Bishop Hubbard acknowledged that Bentley admitted his behavior,  was sent to treatment then returned to ministry.

Fr. S. Theodore Berg

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 04/16/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Reportedly in 4/19, in 1987 parish employees told the administrator of St. Teresa's in South Buffalo that they found child pornography in Berg's room. Berg was the parish pastor. The administrator said multiple people, including BIshop Head, were notified. Berg was kept in ministry. He died 4/16/09.


Fr. James J. Bergin

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused of abuse of at least two minors. Died in 1992. One claim settled for $25K in Fall 1993. Weeks later, plaintiff was dead of a heroin overdose. His parents were furious that Rev. Alan Placa (for diocese) agreed to cash settlement with a person who was an active addict. Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of Priest E matches a public allegation against Bergin. Named in a 2003 civil suit. Included on the diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Charles E. Bermingham

Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Aidan's in Williston Park where, per the list, Bermingham was assigned in 1952 for an "unknown" period of time, and again in 1952, length of assignment "unknown." A 1960 news article shows that he named pastor of St. Aidan's that year, and had been there since 1952. It appears, per the Catholic Directories, that he was at the parish through his retirement in 1978. Died 12/21/03.

Fr. Richard M. Berry

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Ordained for the Diocese of Brooklyn, part of which became the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1957. Assigned to parishes in Lynbrook, East Northport, Valley Stream, Ronkonkoma, Huntington Station, Bellport, East Meadow. Died 12/12/81. Accused in a lawsuit filed 12/24/19 of sexually abusing a girl, ages 12-14, during 1954-56, at Our Lady of Peace in Lynbrook.

Fr. John Patrick Bertolucci

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Died: 05/27/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Per a 2002 lawsuit, Bertolucci sexually abused a boy 1976-79, beginning when the boy was age 12. Suit was filed after the plaintiff said Bertolucci harassed his parents by phone so that they would retract the claims. Bishop and Diocese were dismissed from suit in 7/03; suit against Bertolucci dismissed in 10/03. Bertolucci admitted sexually abusing teenagers in the 1970s. Active until spring of 2002; asked for early retirement. Diocese permanently removed his facilities in 6/02. Opted to live "a life of prayer and penance" over laicization. Died 5/27/15. On diocese's list 11/30/18.

Fr. David W. Bialkowski

Ordained: 1988
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

"Rumors" in 1994 by Bialkowski's former pastor of a "love affair" with two teens. Police told the diocese in 1995 they found Bialkowski with a 16-year-old boy in a car at night. Bishop Grosz was warned in the late '90s that the priest took teenage boys into his bedroom. Removed from St. John Gualbert parish in Cheektowaga in 2/11 after he was accused of touching the upper thigh of a teen and making suggestive comments to him 10 years prior. The diocese first said Bialkowski was on medical leave, then admitted in 3/11 that it was administrative leave. Two additional accusers had come forward as of 3/8/11. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. Found in 3/18 working as organist for a Lutheran church in Tonawanda. A lawsuit in 8/19 claims sex abuse of a boy, age 8, 1999-2000, during counseling at St. John Gualbert. Removed 5/1/20 from diocesan payroll as part of bankruptcy agreement. Per the diocese's list in 1/22 Bialkowski's case was sent to Rome.

Fr. Robert J. Biesinger

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 07/22/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

A lawsuit filed in Chicago in 3/95 alleged Biesinger sexually assaulted and abused a 15-year-old girl in 1974 on a trip to Chicago for drill team competition, and on other occasions. Biesinger resigned in 8/94 as pastor of a Cheektowaga parish, then retired. Diocese settled the suit in 1996 for $125K. A second woman came forward to allege that he had abused her in 1965 when she sought counseling as a 'young adult.' When confronted by the diocese about the allegation Biesinger said, "I can't remember, it was too long ago." He died 7/22/12. Included on the 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Joseph Bissonette

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act in 5/21 of sexually abusing a boy, age 7, repeatedly in 1977 at St. Bartholomew's. Bissonette, however, was not assigned to St. Bartholomew's until 1980. St. Bart's pastor during the time of the alleged abuse was actually Joseph Friel, who has been accused of abuse of at least nine children. Bissonette was murdered in his rectory in 1987 by two teenage boys.

Fr. Ronald Boccieri

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Order: MM
Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 05/1/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

A man claimed in a lawsuit filed in late 2019 that Boccieri sexually abused him as a boy when his parents were Maryknoll lay missioners.The family lived near Maryknoll's Ossining campus and ate most of their meals there. Boccieri allegedly began grooming the boy in Ossining, then abused him at a cabin in the Catskills. Boccieri died 5/1/15.

Fr. James K. Bogert

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

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

Br. Dominic Bokulich

Order: CFR
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Bokulich, also known as Br. Leopold, was arrested in 10/07. Pleaded guilty in 3/08 to abuse of four boys from one family between 2006 and 2007. Sentenced to 7 years in state prison in 6/08, along with 5 years post-release supervision. Required to register as sex offender. In prison as of 7/10. Dismissed from the order.

Fr. David L. Bonin

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

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

Fr. Jose Angel Borges Flores

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Died: 02/17/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Northeast Jesuits on its list updated 11/1/19. It notes a report received in 2019 of abuse of a minor, possibly in 1977. Borges worked in El Paso, TX 1963-66, then in Puerto Rico 1973-88 and 1991-2000. He died in 2007. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese in this database, which is where the NE Province is headquartered.) Added to the Jesuits Central and Southern Province List 2/27/20.

Br. Laurence Boschetto

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Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Became religious brother in 1974. Named in 2005 civil suit which was refiled in 2007 Accused of abuse as a novice brother and also of offering drugs to plaintiff. Abuse alleged against other defendants as well as claims of sexual harrassment and other i

Fr. George Boxelaar

Order: OCarm
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

From Holland. In U.S. at Carmelite Priory in Mantzville PA 1954-56, then Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish in Middletown NY and area mission parishes 1956-57, and again 1962-85. Complaint to order of sex abuse of 7-year-old altar boy in 1973. Parents did not press charges when they learned their son would have to testify. Other families said Boxelaar molested their preadolescent sons, but wanted to keep it quiet. More complaints to order in the 1980s. Quietly sent back to Holland in 1985. Died in 1990. After news in 2002 of accusations against Boxelaar, at least 25 more men surfaced, saying they, too, were molested by the priest as little boys. The order acknowledged having received 1 complaint in the 1970s and 5 in the 1980s. Three lawsuits in 2019 claimed abuse of altar boys in 1970s and '80s. Suit in 7/20 by 8 men; all said Boxelaar told them the abuse was normal and "in keeping with Dutch customs."

Fr. Francis V. Boyle

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 03/13/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Pelham Manor pastor 1979-1991. Pastor of Blessed Sacrament on Staten Island 1991-2004. Named monsignor in 1995. Held prominent positions in the archdiocese. Retired in 2004. Accused via the IRCP program in 2018 of past abuse of a minor, deemed credible and substantiated by the Lay Review Board. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Removed from ministry. Cardinal Dolan reportedly recommended to the Vatican's CDF dismissal of the allegation. In 9/20 the CDF concluded that the allegation did not have "the semblance of truth." Boyle died 3/13/21, age 91.

Fr. John Joseph Brady

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Ordained: 1908
Status: Sued

Died: 08/16/1950
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Per a 2/04 news article, a woman said she was abused every Sunday from 1944-48 at ages 7-11 by Brady, a former pastor at St. Catherine's of Genoa in Manhattan. She said her sister and other girls were also abused by Brady. Claims included in suit filed 2/26/04 by the woman and 14 other victims of abuse by 11 priests. Brady died in 1950. Included on the archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Claims against Brady eligible for IRCP.

Fr. Thomas F. Brady

Ordained: 1959
Status: Arrested

Died: 03/25/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Monsignor. Arrested 10/14/11 on recent charges of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old boy. Immediately placed on administrative leave. Another boy made similar allegation. Retired from Good Shepherd Parish in Marine Park in 2009; continued living in the rectory. No indictment 5/12 by Grand Jury, citing not enough evidence. Remained on leave while diocese continued investigation. Died 3/25/13. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Edward C. Brennan

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 01/19/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Placed on restriction 2/19/99. Named in a 2002 suit against 12 priests, accused of having abused an 11-year-old girl. Also named in massive civil suit filed in 10/03, with claims by two sisters that Brennan sexually abused them 1965-69 and 1967-74. The girls were ages 9 and 7 when alleged abuse began. Brennan died 1/19/2000. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. William G. Breslawski

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Monsignor. Complaint to the diocese in 2002 from a person alleging that Breslawski sexually abused their friend in 7th or 8th grade, in 1980. Diocese revisited file in 2018, gave accuser's name to D.A. and launched an internal investigation. Files showed another complaint in 2002 by two people alleging that in 1984 Breslawski was inappropriate with them; both were adults during the incident. Suspended in 9/18. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Brian J. Brinker

Ordained: 1988
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

A woman filed a complaint in 1996 with police and the diocese accusing Brinker of inappropriately touching her 14-year-old son on a trip to San Francisco, and showing him pornographic movies in Las Vegas. Psychiatric report was completed. Brinker was kept in ministry. Placed on leave in 3/02 due to same allegation, later allowed to resume work. In 2005 the Vatican deemed the claims unsubstantiated. Suspended in 10/18 after new allegation of abuse of a youth 1993-97. Included in 1/21 on the Diocese of Fall River's list of accused, where he had limited faculties for family baptism.

Br. Joseph F. Brocato

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Order: CFX
Status: Settled

Died: 06/30/1992
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Bro. Romanus. Native of Italy. Given name was Salvador J. or Joseph F. Brocato Joined the Xaverians in 1926. Taught in KY, MA, MD, VA and Brooklyn NY. Xaverians settled for 75k in early 2000s with a man alleging sexual abuse by Bro. Romanus over a 4-year period in the 1960s, when the man was a 10- to 13 year-old boy. Abuse reportedly occurred at in a classroom closet at Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School where Bro. Romanus worked, in bathhouse locker rooms and swimming pool changing rooms, and under the Coney Island boardwalk. Died 6/30/92. On the Xaverians' list 7/12/19. On the Archdiocese of Baltimore's list 7/23/19.


Fr. John W. Broderick

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Ordained: 1989
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Arrested 2/08; charged with abuse of 4 children from one family in 2007 in Nicolville (Albany diocese). Assigned to Syracuse diocese. Privileges removed in 2008 by Syracuse for "incidents unrelated to sexual abuse." Staying at Holy Name of Jesus Academy when arrested. At least 1 more possible victim. He sued accusers 11/08. Suit dismissed 1/10. Found guilty of 1 misdemeanor; acquitted on 2 felony charges 2/09. Court vacated conviction 4/09. Civil case can go forward as of 12/12 Appeals Ct ruling. On diocese's list 12/3/18. Permanently removed from ministry. On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Robert L. Brown

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Allegation to the diocese in 2014 that Brown sexually abused a boy 1981-89 beginning when he was age 16. The boy was a parishioner of St. Catherine of Sienna in Franklin Square, and reportedly had gone to Brown for guidance. The abuse is said to have occurred during sleepovers in the rectory, and included rape. Brown's accuser said he told other priests about the abuse in confessions, but no one helped him. Brown died in the mid-1990s. Accuser received $500K in 2018 from the diocese. Accused in 2/19, along with Msgr. John McGann (later bishop) and Msgr. Edward Melton, of molesting two girls at St. Agnes parish. One of the women also said she was abused by the parish janitor, John Hanlon. Brown is deceased. The women and the brother of one of them sued the diocese in 10/19, claiming abuse as children. On diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Aurelian W. Brzezniak

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Died: 06/27/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a 7-year-old boy, along with Revs. James Smyka and Patrick Mendola, at St. Francis High School in the Buffalo diocese in 1977. The accuser claimed the abuse occurred in front of a group of priests in a shower room, and that it continued until he was age 8. Brzezniak died 6/27/11.

Fr. William Michael Burke

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named as an abusive priest in one of two massive lawsuits filed against the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 2003. Accused of abusing an elementary school student in the 1970s, starting when Burke was a deacon. Burke died in a house fire in 1995. Lawsuits filed in 8/19: claims of abuse in 1972 of a 7-year-old at St. Lawrence School in Sayville; claims of abuse, along with Rev. Alfred Soave, of a child, ages 8-14, at St. Andrews in Sag Harbor, 1974-79. On the diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Br. William M. Burns

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Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Bro. Francis Jerome. Joined the Xaverians in 1923. Moved almost every year or two, with the exception of his last six years at Malden Catholic in MA. Worked in NY, MA, ME, KY, MD, CT. Died in 1974. On the order's list 7/12/19. It notes allegations reported in 2003 and later, of abuse 1950s-1970s in Brooklyn, NY and in Shrewsbury, Danvers and Malden, MA. On the Baltimore archdiocese's list 7/23/19.

Fr. Thomas W. Burr

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

One of three priests removed in 5/02 for allegations of inappropirate behavior with teens more than 20 years prior. Was working at St. Mary Our Mother in Horseheads when he "resigned." Per diocesan news release 6/7/12, he was sentenced to a life of prayer & penance.

Fr. James Burson

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Order: CSJ
Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Ordained for the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists). First named publicly as accused by the diocese in 11/18. A man reported in 2018 that he was molested by Burson as a Cardinal Dougherty High School student in 1979. Burson was librarian and vocations director at the school 1973-79.There were multiple incidents, per the man's attorney. In residence at a Eudist facility in Lakeview NY 1980-81, affiliated with St. John's parish in Buffalo in 1983, assigned to parishes in the Lafayette LA diocese 1984-94. Moved in 1996 to San Diego CA, assigned to a parish and chaplain at three hospitals. Retired 7/1/09. In residence at St. Patrick's in Carlsbad until moving to a "board and care facility" in 2017. On Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18. Lawsuit filed 8/19.

Fr. John Robert Butler

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Ordained for Diocese of Richmond, VA. Worked in WV, Rockville Centre, Trenton and Metuchen dioceses. Removed 4/11/02 in Metuchen after man complained to diocese that he and numerous others had been abused by Butler in Rockville Centre in the 1950s and 1960s. The man said he had complained to the Rockville Centre diocese when he was a teen, but no action, and that the diocese moved Butler to a parish in Brooklyn. Worked in Trenton and Metuchen dioceses 1971-2002. Also allegedly abused at least one in Metuchen; this individual was included in Metuchen settlement of 2/03. Named in 5/19 suit accusing over 300 in NJ. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19. Laicized. On Rockville Centre's list in 3/21. Accused in a 9/21 lawsuit of abusing a boy, ages 9-12, during 1995-98, while Butler assigned to St. John Vianney School in Colonia, NJ. Butler died in 2016.

Fr. Francis C. Byrne

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 06/29/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

"Frank." Named publicly as credibly accused by the Columbans U.S. Province on its list in 2/22. Noted to have multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in 1973. Per the Official Catholic Directory Byrne was at that time assigned to the St. Columban Retreat House in Derby, NY. He left the community and ministry in 1976 and died in 2011.


Fr. Harry J. Byrne

Ordained: 1945
Status: Indicted

Died: 05/28/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Archdiocesan chancellor 1968-70, canon lawyer, longtime parish pastor. Known for activism around affordable housing and outspokenness regarding church and other issues. Living at St. John Vianney Center for Retired Priests in the Bronx when arrested in 10/17, at age 96, on child porn possession charges. Per the D.A., there were "dozens of photographs on his computer of girls 8 to 14 years old performing sex acts with men or posing naked." Reportedly a judge determined that Byrne was unable to participate in his own defense, and the case could not continue. Byrne died in 5/20.

Fr. Hugh A. Byrne

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

In 8/19 the diocese announced that it had investigated a claim that Byrne engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor 1971-73, and that the Review Board found the allegation to be credible. Byrne was assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to Holy Ghost Parish in Brooklyn. The allegation was made to a reporting line on 12/20/17 and forwarded to law enforcement. The investigation found that another allegation had been made 6/15/06 of abuse in 1996, and that the accuser did not want to pursue the allegation beyond reporting it. The case was reopened and that allegation was also found credible. Byrne was permanently removed from public ministry 7/1/19.

Fr. Joseph P. Byrns

Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Placed on leave in 7/02. One of 12 priests named as abusers in a civil suit filed in Brooklyn in 10/02. In the suit, two brothers (one of them a priest) claimed Byrns abused them for years as children in the late-1960s and early-1970s. Charged in 8/04 with abuse of a third youth beginning in 2000. Pled guilty in 1/06. Sentenced to three years probation in 3/06. Laicized 5/18/13. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Roberto Antonio Cadavid Arroyave

Ordained: 1988
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

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

Fr. Daniel A. Calabrese

Ordained: 1987
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

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

Fr. Michael J. Campbell

Ordained: 1921
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

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

Fr. Roy B. Campbell

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

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

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

Fr. Francis J. Capellupo

Ordained: 1975
Status: Arrested

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

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

Fr. Nicholas J. Capua

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

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

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

Fr. Cornelius J. Carr

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

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

Per news in 1/06, Carr was being investigated by his Order for allegations of child abuse. Member of the New York Province. Held Jesuit leadership positions; appointed Provincial 1966. High school principal, including McQuaid in Rochester 1960-64. Principal of St. Peter's Prep in NJ. Theology department head 1977 at Jesuit High in New Orleans LA. Worked in the St. Augustine, FL diocese 1981-2005. Accused in 2012 of walking in on janitor Peter Modica raping a teen boy at Jesuit High in the 1970s, and proceeding to masturbate during the rape. Jesuit High settled with Carr's accuser. Carr died in 2013, at age 93. He had been living at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx, NY. Name included on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It noted notification of allegations via media reports in 2018. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province's list 12/7/18, citing multiple allegations. On Jesuits Northeast Province list 1/15/19, noting report in 2005 of abuse 1989-90. On St. Augustine list 11/6/20, abuse noted in 1991.

Fr. Michael A. Carroll

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

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

Fr. Joseph D. Casaclang

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

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

Fr. Daniel W. Casey

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

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

Br. Dominic Casiraghi

Order: SDB
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

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

Fr. Albert H. Cason

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

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

Fr. Neil Cawlings

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

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

Fr. Charles R. Celeste

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

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

Fr. Jordan H. Charbonneau

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

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

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


Fr. Peter Charland

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

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

Fr. Gerard J. Chasse

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

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

Fr. James Chiosso

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Order: SDB
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

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

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

Fr. Paul I. Cloonan

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

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

Fr. Charles P. Coen

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

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

Fr. John Cohane

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

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

Fr. Christopher Lee Coleman

Ordained: 1994
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Removed 1/13/10. Name quietly added among 7 others to diocesan website 11/17 of priests laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric." In 11/17 Coleman's Linkedin page reportedly indicated he still presented as a priest, stating, "I live a vowed life. Ordained 21 May 1994, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn." On diocese's list in 2/19. It notes he was laicized 12/11/13. Reported in 2/20 to have been working since 2010 at a religious center in CT, Hermitage of Peace, which is not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, but is part of the 'Old Roman Catholic Church'.

Fr. Melory Joseph Collier

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 09/27/1972
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Collier's name is included in 10/21 on the Franciscans' Holy Name Province's list of those with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse. No details provided as to when or where the abuse occurred. He died in 1972. (Placing him for now in the New York archdiocese, where the Province is based.)


Fr. James P. Collins

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

One of 12 priests and one brother named in a 10/02 lawsuit claiming sexual abuse. Accused of abuse of four boys; he denied charges. Served as chaplain at an all girls school for 17 years, beginning in 1984; placed on leave by diocese in 2002. Named as abuser of one person in a suit filed in 10/03 by 27 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 24 priests. Another man was to claim abuse but died by suicide just before suit filed. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Felix R. Colosimo

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Diocese confirmed in 6/17 that Colosimo was permanently removed in 2014 due to credible allegations. His accuser, who contacted the diocese in 2013, filed suit in CT in 6/17, claiming Colosimo sexually abused him there 1987-90, when he was ages 12-15. He said the abuse began when he was age 4 in 1978 or '79, in the Syracuse diocese, and that the priest threatened to harm him if he told. He said another boy was abused with him at a CT hotel in 1987. Abuse also said to have occurred on trips to PA, NJ, MA. Colosimo denied the abuse. He died 10/26/17. The suit also accuses Robert Ours of abusing the boy, when Ours was a deacon. (Ours pled guilty in 8/14 to child porn possession. Suit filed in CT because NY SOL had expired.) On diocese's list 12/3/18. By 2/14/20, three claims filed under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. Basil Peter Congro

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in 4/14/03 suit of groping and sodomizing a boy 1980-83, starting when the boy was age 15, in the Rockville Centre diocese. Some abuse in confessional. Excardinated to Fresno CA diocese and was a Navy chaplain 1983-94. Excardinated to Charleston SC diocese; worked as pastor; also in Navy Reserves. Charleston said it learned of allegation in 6/02, deemed it credible and put Congro on administrative leave 9/23/02. Bishop Robert Baker wrote letter to priests in 4/03 after suit was filed. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19.

Fr. Robert P. Conlin

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 12/9/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused 3/23/18 of sexually abusing a boy age 15 in 1980 at St. Mary's rectory in the small farming community of Pavilion NY. Conlin was pastor and sole priest at St. Mary's from 1977 until his death 12/9/97. The boy reportedly told his mother that evening: 'Mom, he was touching me everywhere, and he wouldn't stop.' The mother is said to have reported the abuse to the diocese. Suit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. Conlin's name was included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 1/10/22.

Fr. John F. Connolly

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Complainants came forward in 7/02 and 3/03 to allege abuse as high school students. Connolly was placed on leave in 4/03. Had been chaplain of diocesan cemeteries and on Priests Retirement board. Classmate and friend of Bishop Hubbard and supervisor of at least two other abusers at Cardinal McCloskey High School. Connolly denied all allegations and requested a canonical trial.

Fr. J. Peter Conroy

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused by the Buffalo diocese on its list updated 11/5/18. Named as accused by Jesuits 1/15/19. Taught at Canisius High School 1965-68 and Canisius College 1981 for three years and again 1994-2002. Was at a retreat house in Syracuse 1985-94. Removed 2002 after allegations to diocese of abuse of two girls, who were relatives, 1972-75, while he was assigned to Fordham University. Reportedly also accused by a young woman who "encountered" him on a college campus. He acknowledged the abuse. Living at a retreat center since 2002 as of 1/19. Lawsuit filed in 2/19 by the two relatives Conroy admitted abusing. Sued also in 7/20.

Fr. Joseph A. Conti

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Died: 07/30/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

First named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list of credibly accused. Died 7/30/18. Accused in a 6/30/20 lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of abusing a minor, ages 10-14, at St. John's Academy in Plattsburgh. The plaintiff also accused Rev. John J. Fallon. Accused in a suit filed 4/1/21 of abusing a boy in 1969, along with Rev. Roland St. Pierre. The abuse allegedly took place in a wooded area and included sodomy. The priests are said to have taken turns abusing the boy, while the other watched.


Fr. Damian Lawrence Cooper

Ordained: 1986
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Vancouver. A/K/A Lawrence Dean Cooper. Accused by a woman of abusing her as a minor in Canada in 1994; archdiocese of Vancouver '[did] not dispute'. She met Cooper at age 15 when he was chaplain at a retreat. At age 16 she received counseling from him at cathedral offices. A 'sexual relationship' 1985-92 started when she was 17. Cooper was removed and sent for treatment. May have been assigned in OR for a brief time in 1994-95. Worked 1995-2001 in Rockville Centre NY, which was 'fully informed' but 'optimistic'; removed for similar behavior not involving a minor. Believed to be in the US as of 2012. Accuser from 1994 filed a civil suit in Canada in 12/12. Set for trial 9/14.

Fr. John W. Coppinger

Order: SA
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Died: 10/22/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Initially "Fr. Clifford Coppinger." Per his obituary, was ordained for the Archdiocese of New York in 1972. Worked in the Amarillo TX diocese 6/18/72 - 8/16/75. Also had assignments in Canada. Removed from active ministry in 5/02, after allegation of "improper behavior" in the past. On the Amarillo diocese's list 1/31/19.  Died 10/22/18.

Fr. Paul R. Coppola

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 11/17/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 11/5/18. Ordained a Franciscan priest. Began work in the Buffalo diocese in 1962. Taught and coached sports at Bishop Turner High School and assisted at St. Francis of Assisi parish. Incardinated into diocese in 1966. Pastored Sacred Heart in Portville and St. Anthony in Lackawanna. Retired in 1983. Musician. Involved in a number of organizations, including the Boys Club of America. Died 11/17/06.

Fr. Thomas Corbett

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Charged in 2002 with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse in 1991. The charge, later dismissed, involved a woman. Working in the diocese's legal services office for the diocesan marriage tribunal. Removed from this position 5/02. Another woman complained in 4/02 that Corbett abused her when she was a minor 1974-75. She said her parents told another priest and Corbett was transferred. Per the diocese in 2012, Corbett was sentenced by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Lawrence Cornelissen

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

"Doc." From Germany. Died 7/7/65 in Germany. Per his obituary, Cornelissen arrived in the U.S. in 1898, graduated St. Francis Seraphic College in Cincinnati OH in 1900, then studied in Louisville KY and Oldenburg IN. Taught in Cincinnati. After ordination (no date) was administrator of a Madison IN parish. Traveled around OH for three years, pastor of three mission parishes. Moved to Kansas City MO, was parish pastor and hospital and "insane asylum" chaplain. On Marriage Tribunal. Next at Catholic U. in WDC for doctorate, professor and rector of the College of the Holy Land. To Buffalo in 1920. Assisted at several parishes, then administrator for six years at St. Mary's in Batavia. Faculty member for 25 years at the Little Seminary, then assistant at St. Mary of Sorrows. Retired and returned in 1958 to Germany. Accused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. Augusto Cortez

Order: CM
Ordained: 2003
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Arrested in 6/08, charged with touching the breast of a 12-year-old girl 5/29/08. Worked at St. John the Baptist School in Bushwick. Had been working at Centro de Evangelizacion San Vicente de Paul; was to return to his order 12/31/08, to not present as priest, and ordered to register as Level 1 sex offender. Also worked at St. Rosalie's in Hampton Bays NY. Sentenced to 6 years probation 7/09. Accused 6/14 of sexual abuse of 6-year-old girl in Hampton Bays. Girl contracted STD. Cortez questioned by police, but let go. Fled country. Girl's family sued Order and Rockville Centre diocese 11/15. Found by Interpol in Guatemala, extradited to U.S., arrested in NY 4/22/17. Per officials, had fled to South America, lived in several countries. Pled not guilty 4/17. Convicted. In NY prison until at least 2023.

Fr. John M. Costello

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Accused in 11/03 of sexually abusing a 15-year-old male student in 1980 at Regis HS in the New York archdiocese, where Costello worked before ordination. Removed by Jesuits from his job at McQuaid HS in Rochester diocese in 11/03. Reinstated in 1/04 beca

Fr. James H Cotter

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Died: 07/14/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Active priest in the Buffalo diocese until he retired in 1978 and moved to San Diego. Allegations of abuse in Buffalo surfaced in the mid-1990s. His name was on a 3/30/07 list of priests with credible allegations in the San Diego diocese. A civil suit filed in 2003 in CA named the San Diego and Buffalo dioceses, and alleged abuse for four years. Buffalo did not participate in payment of settlement with San Diego (but was released from suit). At least two other alleged victims in CA. Personnel file released 10/25/10. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 1991; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Fr. Harold T. Cox

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Died: 08/13/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Accused in a massive civil suit filed in 10/03 in which 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests. One man claimed that when he was ages 11-14 in 1956-58 or 1959, Cox sexually abused him 30 to 50 times. Cox died 8/13/11. On the diocese's list in 2/19. Accused of abuse of a boy in a lawsuit filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. Donald J. Crosby

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

"Bing." Accused in the 1970s of abusing teenage girls at a Utica Catholic School. Reported to Msgr. H. Charles Sewall (later known abuser) but Sewall apparently did not report. Nothing found in Crosby's files. Voluntarily left priesthood in 1975; laicized in 1980. Working as as middle school guidance counselor in 2003. Resigned shortly after the school learned from the D.A'.s office about old allegations. One woman said her mother reported the abuse to the Diocese in the 1990s but no record found. Died in 1/04.

Fr. Anthony Curran

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

In 2004 a man sued the Archdiocese of Boston and Diocese of Albany claiming that he had been abuse by several priests over a period of about 50 years. He says that Curran forced him into a homosexual encounter at age 50 in the early 1990s and that the priest had a collection of child pornography in his residence at the rectory.

Fr. Edward R. D’Andrea

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Pastor of Our Lady of the Snow in Blue Point when placed on leave in 4/11 "in accordance with the Dallas Charter." Still shown on administrative leave as of 10/13/13. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse 1975-78 of a minor, ages 15-18. Alleged victim was a student and parishioner of St. Barnabas in Bellmore. Also named was Rev. John Mahoney, accused of abuse of the child 1971-74. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Barnabas, Pius X Seminary in Uniondale, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, motels, D'Andrea's family member's home in Ronkonkoma and a private home in Craryville.

Fr. Herbert F. D’Argenio

Ordained: 1959
Status: Indicted

Died: 03/9/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Subject of settlement in 10/17, as part of the archdiocese's compensation fund. Worked at St. Theresa's in the Bronx through the 1960s to the mid-1970s. Known to run group at parish called "Herbert's Boys." Died 1996. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. James D. Daley

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle 1977-2002. Retired in 2002. Taught previously at Catholic Central High School. Was also an instructor at Mater Christi Seminary and diocesan vocations director. Accused in a lawsuit filed 7/26/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a 15-year-old in 1974. Per the diocese, Daley maintained his innocence.


Fr. Eligio Della Rosa

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

In 2/20 Attorney Mitchell Garabedian stated the diocese settled in 9/19 with a man claiming Della Rosa sexually abused him at age 14 in 1964. He was apparently a priest of the diocese at that time; the directories prior to 1962 show Della Rosa as a Salesian of Don Bosco. The abuse allegedly occurred at St. Anthony of Padua in Rocky Point and involved the priest forcing the boy to perform oral sex on him. Della Rosa died in 1991. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville diocese's list.

Fr. Albert E. DelVecchio

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Died: 08/19/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Priest of the diocese for 25 years. Later worked for Schenectady County DSS as coordinator of the Independent Living Program, from which he retired in 2001. Died 8/19/17, age 78. Accused in a lawsuit in 9/19, along with Bishop Hubbard and Rev. Francis Melfe, of sexually abusing a teen girl by masturbating in the late 1970s during poker games at the rectory of Immaculate Conception parish in Schenectady.

Fr. Michael J. Dempsey

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Parish priest, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Secretary of the Education Office, Director of Pastoral Communications, founder and member of Catholic Television Network. Placed on leave in 1/10 pending federal investigation of charges that he violated internet child pornography laws. Investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 12/10. Investigation was dropped and Dempsey was not charged. Matter referred to the Vatican. Restored to senior priest status, allowed limited ministry. Died 3/10/17.

Fr. Thomas F. Denny

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. Abuse in the 1960s-70s reported in 2002 and 2012. (Place not specified, so placing him in this database in Brooklyn, where he was first assigned.) Last assignment was in Nigeria 1998-99. Per the list, Denny was "impeded" in 2002.

Fr. Thomas Devery

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea in 3/21 when Devery acknowledged to parishioners in a letter that he had been accused four years earlier in an "unsuccessful claim" via the IRCP of sexually abusing a minor about forty years prior. The same accuser filed a lawsuit under the Child Victims Act in 8/19 claiming abuse as an altar server at age 15 in 1984, at a Shrub Oak parish. Devery was kept in ministry. His letter to parishioners was released several days after SNAP publicly stated that Cardinal Dolan did not inform parishioners of the allegations.

Fr. James C. Devita

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Allegedly abused while at St. Rocco in Glen Cove, where he was assigned 1969-78. The abuse occurred at the parish, in Devita's car, at a Catholic retreat, at Devita's family member's haous and at a private home. Last known to be living in Florida.

Fr. Thomas F. DeVita

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Confessed publicly in 1998 to a " sexual relationship" with a 16-year-old boy in New York in 1978. The boy's mother had confronted him in 1978. She told Auxiliary Bishop G. Ryan in 1984 and he promised intervention. The mother learned that DeVita was still active in 1993 and again went to the diocese. Diocese paid a $50K settlement to the victim in 1993. DeVita was sent for therapy. Worked in Venice, Florida and later became part of the Kalamazoo Diocese. Was working there in 2002 when removed from ministry.

Fr. Denman Dewey

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Ordained for the Oblates of Mary (O.M.I.). Became a diocesan priest in 1963. Assigned to Buffalo, Aurora, Jamestown and Batavia parishes. In 2018 it was reported publicly that Dewey was accused of having sexually abused 12-year-old a boy in Batavia, where the priest worked 1964-65. After the parents of another child alleged abuse by Dewey, he was moved to an Aurora parish. He is deceased.

Fr. Ralph Di Pasquale

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

A woman filed civil suit in 2004 alleging abuse by Di Pasquale at a Schenectady home for troubled teens between 1979 and 1982. The suit claimed that the order and diocese knew as early as 1976 that Di Pasquale had molested children, yet continued to allow him to work with children. He was working as a priest in Florida at the time of his 12/04 death.

Fr. Enrique Diaz Jimenez

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

From Colombia, ordained in Venezuela. Arrested in 1990. Pled guilty in 1991 to sexually abusing three boys 1984-89. Sentenced to five years probation and four months in prison, where he was allowed to leave on weekends to celebrate mass. A $60M suit was filed by the three victims in 4/91. Deported to Venezuela in 1991. Returned to Colombia in 1996. Abused 18 in Venezuela and two more in Colombia. Sentenced to jail in Colombia.

Deacon Donald Patrick Dickson

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Died: 07/20/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Deacon. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Removed from ministry. Died in 2005. Per his obituary, joined the Capuchin Franciscans, leaving in the mid-1960s. Worked with youth at Our Lady of the Rosary and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester. Had a career with the U.S. Postal Service until 1992. Ordained for the diaconate in 1979. Fostered young men. Joined the Episcopal Church in 1993 in New Rochelle. Became an Episcopal Brother of St. Gregory 7/23/99, taking the name Br. Patrick Ignatius. Worked at Fessenden house in Yonkers beginning in 1997; lived there until his death.

Fr. Angelo J. Ditta

Ordained: 1986
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in 1997 of repeatedly molesting a young boy years earlier. The boy and his therapist met with Rev. Alan Placa, who was the diocese's vice chancellor, and described abuse beginning at age 9. Ditta was sent for therapy, then assigned to parish work without notification of his past. No reports were made to police until 2002. Ditta was removed from his parish assignment in 2002. Named in a 2003 civil suit. Identified as Priest H in the 2003 Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report. Included on the diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Andrew C. Dittrich

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Died: 09/19/1990
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes reports received in 2002 and 2018 of abuse 1966-76 and that he worked in the Philippines 1954-57. The assignment record provided by the Jesuits does not show his whereabouts 1957-70; Per the Catholic Directory, he was in the Philippines through much of the1960s until 1973. The Jesuits' list shows him to have been at Rutgers U. in NJ 1970-77, then Rider College 1977-89. He died in 1990. (Placing him in this database in the NY archdiocese, where the Province is based.) Included on the Rockville Centre diocese's list in 3/21, which notes that alleged abuse occurred at a family member's apartment.

Fr. Gregory Dobson

Ordained: 1983
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed by a man 5/24/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of encouraging him 1994-98 as an elementary school boy to engage in sexual acts with four girls "provided" by Dobson and two other priests, Revs. Adolph Kowalczyk and Mieczyslaw "Matt" Nycz. Per the suit, the man feared the priests secretly filmed them. He was a student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Orchard park. Dobson was retired and assisting in parishes when placed on leave due to the allegations.The three priests denied "ever committing any acts of abuse." In 10/21 the diocese's review board determined that the allegations against Dobson, Kowalczyk and Nycz were unsubstantiated. All three were reinstated to ministry. 


Fr. Louis S. Dolinic

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Retired in 2010. Suspended in 10/18 pending the investigation of a complaint of abuse. Assigned during career to parishes in Lackawanna, Sloan, North Tonawanda, Buffalo, Depew. Accused in a lawsuit filed 9/17/19 of sexually abusing a child, age 9 or 10, in 1977-78 at St. Joseph's in North Tonawanda. Added to the diocese's list 11/5/19. Multiple allegations, substantiated. Case to go to Rome. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. Adrian Donachie

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 02/6/1979
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Donachie's name is included in 10/21 on the Franciscans' Holy Name Province's list of those with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse. No details provided as to when or where the abuse occurred. He died in 1979. (Placing him for now in the New York archdiocese, where the Province is based.)


Fr. Raymond A.J. Donohue

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 14, in 1987 while assigned to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lakeview. He was kept in ministry until suspended in 9/21 pending the investigation of accusation(s) of abuse reportedly discovered in documents filed in the diocese's bankruptcy case. Donohue denied the allegations and his faculties were restored in 7/22. Reportedly, the alleged victim's attorneys would not allow the diocese's investigator to interview him. At the time of his reinstatement, the diocese said that Donohue was retired and did not have a parish or ministerial office assignment.


Fr. John M. Doolan

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 05/5/2008
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes allegations of abuse occurring in the 1960s-70s reported in 1999. Doolan admitted to the abuse. Worked 1957-1960 and 1965-73 in Chuuk, Micronesia, in NYC 1974-76 and in Auriesville, NY 1973-2002. He was "impeded" in 2006 and died 5/5/08. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese in this database, where the Province is located.)

Fr. Louis E. Douglas

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

In 1992 the diocese settled with a man alleging abuse by Douglas as a minor in the 1960s. Accused in 2003 of improper sexual advances in the late 1970s with a male teen, allegedly supplied by Rev. Alan Jupin. Placed on leave. In 2004 the Review Board found no 'reasonable grounds' for the 2003 allegation. After news of the Review Board's decision, two women came forward to allege Bishop Hubbard admitted to them in a 1993 meeting that in the 1960s Douglas had two boys undress and masturbate. The women were parishioners of the parish Douglas abruptly left in 1993 and met with Hubbard to get answers. Douglas was at the time sent to the Paracletes for treatment and retired. He was approved in 1996 for work in the Wilmington diocese. Again placed on leave in 3/11. Died in 5/11. Cleared of 3/11 allegations in 11/11.

Sr. Frances Doyle

Order: S.U.
Status: Accused

Died: 11/29/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Sister Mary Andrew a/k/a Sister Frances Doyle. Accused of sexual abuse of at least two girls at Notre Dame School in Manhattan in the mid-1940s. School was run by the Society of St. Ursula; Sr. Mary Andrew was the principal. One accuser said she was abused as a 14-year-old sophomore. She went on to become a nun but left the order years later. The school and the order reportedly refused to help her as a survivor. Andrew died 11/29/06.


Fr. Roy A. Drake

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 08/21/2008
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in 2005 of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old boy in 1969 on an overnight, prior to a ski trip, while assigned to Fordham Prep in the NY archdiocese. Accused in 2014 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy 6/30/74 while Drake worked at Maine Maritime Academy, in the Portland ME diocese. Also assigned in the dioceses of Boston, Seattle, Grand Rapids or Saginaw, Syracuse, Washington, and Cleveland. Worked at colleges and retreat houses and gave hundreds of workshops and retreats in the US and internationally. Spiritual director in the NY archdiocese. At Vianney Renewal Center in St Louis archdiocese 2006-08. Died 8/21/08. On Midwest Jesuit Province list 12/17/18; single allegation of abuse in the 1980s while at John Carroll University in Cleveland. On the Jesuits Northeast Province list 1/1519; reports in 2003 and 2006 of abuse in 1973 and 1968. "Impeded" in 2003.

Fr. John L. Ducette

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Pastor of St. Timothy's in Tonawanda 1985 until he retired in 2008. Secretary to the auxiliary bishop McLaughlin beginning in 1963. Longtime director of the Apostleship of the Sea. Chaplain of Tonawanda police. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 1/20 of sexually assaulting a boy over an 18-month period in the mid-1980s.The abuse allegedly began in 1986 when the boy was age 13 and included oral sex and rape. Ducette died 4/12/16.

Fr. Jaime H. Duenas

Ordained: 1950
Status: Convicted

Died: 06/6/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Ordained in his native Colombia. In NY since late 1960s. Arrested at age 87 in 8/2/11 at Nativity of Our Blessed Lady in the Bronx. Charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl, who had just started working in the rectory. Abuse occurred within two weeks of the day he was arrested. Also known as Fr. James. Archdiocese said no previous allegations. Pleaded guilty; had case sealed. He blamed the girl for wearing short skirts. She filed a civil suit as of 6/30/14. Duenas had died earlier that month, on 6/6/14. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. It notes laicization process was pending when he died.

Fr. Vincent Duffy

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 03/21/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Salesian order on its list in 3/20. Worked in FL, NJ, NY, MA. Died 3/21/09. No details given as to when or where the abuse occurred. (We're placing him for now in the Archdiocese of NY, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)

Fr. Daniel G. Duggan

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Died: 03/4/1975
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a 2019 lawsuit(s) under the NY Child Victims Act of child sexual abuse. Duggan died in 1975. In 8/21 the Diocese announced that its Review Board had determined that the allegations against Duggan were substantiated. Added to the diocese's list of credibly accused.


Fr. Leo Francis Dunn

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Died: 06/19/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Missionary in Brazil for 16 years. Assigned in 1961 to St. Joseph's in Rochester. In 1970 began retreat work in PA, then in Canandaigua NY in 1981. Returned in 1987 to St. Joseph's, then back to Canandaigua at some point. Lived at St. John Neumann Residence in Saratoga Springs 2004-2009. Died 6/19/09, age 92. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of child sexual abuse, occurring at St. Joseph's in Rochester.

Fr. Peter L. Duvelsdorf

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused of molesting two brothers in 1978. After their parents found out, they called their pastor who promised to take care of matters and offered counseling. Duvelsdorf was gone from parish the parish two days later. Had assignments at several parishes before moving in 1991 to Palm Beach, FL, where he also was in active parish ministry. Arrested there in 1997 for public lewdness. Returned to NY in 1998, lived at St. Pius X Residence in Uniondale. Retired in 2000. Died 6/15/09. Included on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Fr. Charles H. Eckermann

Ordained: 1956
Status: Police report

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Monsignor. Former school board president. Two retired Syracuse police officers said they warned the diocese in 1984 because Eckermann solicited male prostitutes downtown. Removed in 4/14 after credible allegations of repeated rape of a 15- to 16-year-old altar boy in 1988 -1989 at St. Ann's rectory in Manlius. Eckermann allegedly threatened to kill the boy if he told. Accuser said he first told the diocese in 2/13. Per diocese, there was an accusation in 2002 by another man who later changed his statement. The man's attorneys reportedly told the D.A. in 4/15 that an associate pastor at St. Ann's sexually abused their client along with Eckermann. Sentenced by Vatican to life of prayer and penance. Died 10/21/16. On diocese's list 12/3/18. New suit 2/19. Accused by four more who sued in 6/20.

Fr. Eugene G. Emo

Ordained: 1961
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Sent to residential treatment in 1993. Charged in 1993 with violating probation by having contact with a 16-year-old boy; sentenced to 1-3 years in prison. Arrested 2/96; sentenced to six months in prison and five years probation 5/97 for abuse of a 31-year-old mentally disabled man. On restrictions because of prior sexual abuse allegations. Many other complaints after his arrest. Released from prison in 2002. Involuntarily laicized per diocese 6/7/12. Reported in 6/18 to be a registered sex offender living in Bushnell FL. Accused in a suit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexual abuse while assigned to St. Mary's in Danville. By 8/20, named in 12 CVA lawsuits. New suit in 8/20 claims abuse in 1968 of a boy, age 17.

Fr. Anthony Joseph Eremito

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

In 1991 NJ priest John Bambrick told the archdiocese that Eremito sexually abused him as a 15-year-old altar boy in NJ in 1980, when Eremito was a NYC priest. Eremito may have had "dozens" of victims. He was removed from active assignments in 1992. Faculties removed in 2002. Filed legal action against alleged victim. Worked in NJ 1997-1998. Allowed to work in Lubbock, TX 1998-2002. Working as grief counselor at a PA hospice as of 2006 until removed. On NY archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Laicized.

Fr. Raymond J. Ethier

Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Arrested in 5/07 on federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. His computers were confiscated after they were found to contain the pornography. Admitted to sexually-oriented internet chats with others regarding children. Bishop immediately placed him on administrative leave. Pled guilty to one count 11/07. Sentenced in 6/08 to 4 years in prison and 10 years parole. Required to register as sex offender. Released in 1/12. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Donald S. Fafinski

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Working at St John Vianney in Orchard Park NY in 1988. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. Anthony J. Failla

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 03/31/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Accused of abusing a youth in the mid-1970s. The boy lived in the rectory because his mother had died. Three nuns say they told diocesan officials of the abuse in 1996. Failla was told to stop working as a priest and to undergo counseling. He left the parish in 1997, citing personal health reasons. Surfaced later in Florida where the Brooklyn diocese told the Palm Beach bishop of allegations. Subject of lawsuit in 10/03 in large suit involving multiple priests. Died 3/31/18. On diocese's list in 2/19. It notes permanent removal from ministry 11/14/02.

Fr. Ricardo Fajardo

Ordained: 1987
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Ordained for the Diocese of La Vega in the Dominican Republic. First assigned in the NY archdiocese in 1990, incardinated 2010. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 by a 36-year-old woman who said Fajardo raped her when she was a minor and he was a priest of St. Catherine of Genoa in Manhattan. Fajardo was assigned to the parish 1999-2010. Pastor of Holy Spirit in the Bronx in 2019.

Fr. John J. Fallon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Died: 02/5/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

Arrested in 9/85 on charges of mailing child pornography, involving photos of a boy under age 14, to a photo lab for developing. Other photos of boys from the town where Fallon was assigned were found at the rectory. Pleaded guilty in 12/85; sentenced to 5 years probation, including 6 months of psychiatric therapy. Lived in New Mexico "on sick leave" 1989-2000. Moved to a Syracuse retirement home; remained inactive. Syracuse diocese said it had no knowledge of his past. Died 2/5/05. On Ogdensburg diocese list 11/13/18. Named in 8/19 lawsuit(s) under the NY Child Victims Act. By 4/21 there were eight suits naming Fallon.


Fr. Douglas F. Faraci

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Removed from ministry in 2018. Working at NY General Hospital in Buffalo in 1987-1988. Accused in 2002 of abusing two altar boys in the 1970s. Medical leave in 2003. Admitted to diocese in 2016 to hearing confessions and publicly celebrating mass after removal from ministry. Case sent to Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. Joseph J. Faraone

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Left the priesthood sometime after 2006. Assignments included parishes in Carmel, Yorktown, Mount Kisco and Hopewell Junction. Arrested in 9/15 on charges related to sexually abusing a 50-year-old brain-injured woman who was unable to consent. The abuse occurred on multiple occasions at a facility in Brewster for those with cerebral palsey and brain-injuries, where Faraone worked. His victim had the mental capacity of a 12-year-old. Farone was convicted in 2016, and served a one-year jail sentence. In 12/17, was a high-risk registered sex offender on probation and living in Brewster. The facility faced a lawsuit in 12/22.

Fr. John L. Farrand

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Died: 10/18/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. Allegation of abuse in 1961 reported in 1961. Farrand admitted to the abuse. He reportedly was teaching at Canisius High School in Buffalo when the abuse occurred. He was transferred to Brooklyn Prep the same year, and went on to teach at other schools in NY, France and Puerto Rico. His last assignment 1976-97 was at Loyola School in NY. He died in 2003. Named in a lawsuit filed in 7/20.

Fr. Ralph P. Federico

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Died: 10/19/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. Two more lawsuits, filed in 7/20, claim Federico sexually abused boys while assigned to St. John's in Jamestown. Also accused of abusing boys while pastor of Our Lady of Pompeii in Depew. Per two of the suits, Federico's victims were abused at age 10, one in around 1976, the other around 1974. Federico was known for speaking out against pornography and obscenity in literature. He died 10/19/07.  In 8/21 the Diocese announced that the allegations against Federico had been substantiated by its Review Board. (Name misspelled Frederico in some news accounts.) Added to the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Keith Fennessy

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Suspended from position at St. Columba's in Manhattan in 6/15, where he'd served since 2011, after pornography discovered on his computer "that violated the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People." Small notice in archdiocesan newspaper after suspension. Archdiocese announced in 3/16 that its Review Board investigated and recommended Fennessy no longer be permitted to serve as a priest. In 5/20 Fennessy filed suit against Cardinal Dolan, claiming he was falsely accused. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Removed from ministry. Per the list in 6/22, Fennessy had been laicized.

Fr. Romano J. Ferraro

Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Arrested 4/1/02; convicted and sentenced 5/20/04 to life in prison for repeatedly raping a boy 1973-80 in Billerica, MA starting when the boy was age 7. Admitted at trial he was pedophile who abused perhaps dozens of boys. Earliest abuse alleged in civil suits was 1964-68. Navy chaplain in FL 1968-71; dishonorably discharged; sued 1/06 for FL abuse. Reassigned. Allegedly abused in Brooklyn, Rockville Centre, St. Louis, and Metuchen dioceses. Suspended 1988. Diocese apparently knew much earlier. Name quietly added among 7 others to diocesan website 11/17 of priests laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric." Per Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19 laicized 12/16/11. On St. Louis list 7/26/19. Lawsuit 12/19 claims abuse of boy, age 11 or 12 in 1984 or '85. Plaintiff was an altar boy at a Middlesex, NJ parish. Subject of settlement(s).

Fr. Robert A. Ferro

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Died: 05/21/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

In massive civil suit filed in 10/03, 27 plaintiffs alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Ferro. One plaintiff said Ferro sexually abused him 1977-78. Ferro was responsible for the teen center and altar boys at the boy's church. Per suit, Ferro's whereabouts unknown. The 2002 Catholic Directory shows him Absent on Leave. Per diocese's list in 2/19, removed from ministry 9/23/03. Died 5/21/04.

Br. Salvatore A. Ferro

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Ferro was still listed as a brother as of 6/11/14. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information. They stated that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested. Lawsuits filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act includes claims by several men of sexual abuse by Ferro as boys. One said he was abused by Ferro at age 16 in the 1970s, at Iona Prep School in New Rochelle, NY. Two other men claim abuse in the 1970s while students at Msgr Farrell High School on Staten Island. One said he told three teachers who said to keep it quiet.

Fr. Nicholas J. Figliola

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Ordained for the Capuchin Franciscans (OFM.Cap.) Appears to have left the order around 1980, working thereafter as a Rockville Centre priest. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at Holy Name of Mary in Valley Stream, where Figliola was assigned 5/79-6/85.

Fr. William E. Finger

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn priest until 1980. Name quietly added to diocesan website 11/17 as priest of the diocese laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric." Claims against Finger included in diocese's 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). Per diocese's list in 2/19, laicized 1/02/02. Licensed in 2012 as a psychologist in AL. In 1/19 a woman told Finger's employer that when Finger was a priest, he sexually abused her from age 12 over 10 years, and that he abused her sister and cousin. Finger was fired and a report was made to the AL state licensing board. He is also a FL licensed counselor and hypnotherapist.

Fr. Fred G. Fingerle

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 01/25/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died 1/25/02; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Sole priest at both St. John's in Whitesville and Blessed Sacrament in Andover 1983-2002. By 8/21 Fingerle was named in 27 lawsuits under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. Matthew Fitzgerald

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused of abuse of a teenage boy in the Rockville Centre diocese in the mid-1980s. Transferred to the Palm Beach, FL diocese in 1989. At least four separate allegations in parishes in Florida. Privileges were removed by Palm Beach in 2002. Named in a 2003 civil suit in New York. Also sued in Florida. Identified as Priest B in the Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused. It notes alleged abuse at St. Pius X in Plainview NY, where he was assigned 10/74-5/78, among other places.

Fr. John F. Fitzpatrick

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in 1993 in an anonymous letter to Bishop Hubbard of sexually abusing a child. When confronted, admitted to abusing three children; sent to Paracletes for treatment. Allowed to work in chancery until 1996, when allegations grew to at least five; was asked to resign. Hubbard, Fitzpatrick, and accused Albany priest John Connolly were seminary classmates. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse of a minor, age 16-17, in 1976-77.

Fr. Joseph F. Fitzpatrick

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused on the Northeast Province Jesuits list 1/15/19. It notes a report received in 1999 of abuse of a minor in the 1980s. Deemed credible. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse of a St. Mary's in Manhasset altar server, age 10-11, in 1982-83. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Edward Flanagan

Order: MM
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 09/25/2016
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a 6/19 court filing of sexually abusing a boy 1962-1970, beginning when the child was age 4, including an incident in the Bahamas, where the priest had accompanied the victim's family. The court filing on behalf of the victim's estate sought discovery from the Maryknoll order after the victim took his own life on 1/14/19. Flanagan had reportedly joined the Maryknolls in 1956 as a religious brother, was ordained in 1964, and worked at St John and St Mary church in Chappaqua NY in the 1960s, when he received psychological counseling but was allowed to continue working with children and families. His connection with the parish is documented as early as 1962, when Flanagan was a seminarian. He reportedly left the order in 1971, became a follower of Meher Baba, worked as a 'writer-actor and bioenergy healer,' and died on 9/25/16.

Fr. Edmund F. Fogarty

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Died: 08/2/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a girl at the The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto orphanage. His accuser, who was a resident of the orphanage, said Fogarty would force her to have sex, beginning when she was about age 11. She said she was also sexually abused by Sisters Helen, Joachim, and Georgine. Fogarty died 8/2/96. Per his obituary, he "devoted almost his entire career to the cause of children."

Fr. Raymond J. Foster

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 1/21 of sexually abusing two altar boys, ages 11 and 12, in the 1960s at St. Mary's in the Bronx. Foster's accusers also alleged abuse by Rev. William Lombardy. Both priests were assigned to St. Mary's. One of the plaintiff's said he told the school about his abuse by Foster but was told he would go to hell for saying such a thing and to go back to class.

Fr. John J. Fox

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Died: 05/14/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

In 2018 the diocese reviewed an allegation from a woman that Fox sexually abused her when she was age 15. Per Fox's obituary, he resigned in 1992 from St. Vincent in Attica, where he had been pastor since 1980, for medical reasons. He was then in residence at St. Pius X in Getzville and retired in 1997. He died 5/14/15.


Fr. Charles J. Richard

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Died: 02/7/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

Accused in a 2020 lawsuit(s) of the sexual abuse of a minor(s). Per his obituary, Richard was assigned to a St. Mary's in Potsdam after ordination until 1951 when he became an Army chaplain. Worked in Korea 1952-53, Vietnam 1968-69, and in Europe, South America and Panama. Returned to the Ogdensburg diocese, assigned 1972-1996 to Sacred Heart, then chaplain of Mater Dei College and later of St. Joseph's Home. He died 2/14/07.


Fr. John S. Doyle

Ordained: 1929
Status: Sued

Died: 01/3/1977
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in lawsuits filed in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing two children. One claims abuse of a 10-year-old in 1967 and the other claims abuse 1970-72 of a child starting when they were age 7. The abuse allegedly occurred while Doyle was pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Orchard Park. Doyle died in 1977. A woman said she told the diocese in 2018 that Doyle sexually abused her as a fifth-grader in the 1960s at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Added to the diocese's list of credibly accused.


Fr. Hughes Francis J.

Ordained: 1980
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Pastor of St. Pancras in Glendale when arrested in 7/20 after allegations he shared sexually explicit text and photos with a boy, age 15, and for trying to meet the boy for sex. Federal prosecutors said Hughes admitted to his behavior, saying he had a sexual encounter with a teen boy at a Queens school and had tried many times before to meet teens for sex.

Fr. Edward L. Franklin

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 04/16/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

Ordained for the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Was moved often among parishes and through several dioceses, including Hartford, Newark and San Bernardino. First named publicly as accused by the Hartford diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. Attended Trinity College on a study leave while living at Our Lady Of Mercy in Plainville. Removed from ministry by the Ogdensberg diocese in 1996. Per the Official Catholic Directory, had been working in the Diocese of San Bernardino while Absent on Sick Leave from the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Died 4/16/05. Accused in a lawsuit filed 6/20/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a minor 1963-64 at Holy Family in Watertown NY. Accused in another CVA lawsuit, filed in 8/19, of sexually abusing an altar boy, about age 13 in around 1967, at Our Lady Star of the Sea on Staten Island. (Referred to as "Edwin" Franklin.) By 4/21, Franklin was accused in four lawsuits.

Fr. Michael R. Freeman

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Died: 01/17/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Buffalo priest. First named publicly as accused on 3/20/18 diocesan list. Worked in Erie diocese in 1980s, in both NY and PA. Admitted to "violating children" in five of his six assignments. Treated twice at Southdown in Canada. Died in 2010; list included deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Working at St. Mary of the Assumption church in Lancaster NY in 1987-88. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Faculties revoked in 3/89. Suit filed 4/30/19. One alleged victim stated in 6/19 that as a teen in the early 1980s he told then Msgr - later Bishop - Trautman of abuse by Freeman, and that Trautman told him, "You should never have put yourself in that position." Freeman was kept in ministry. Named in a suit in 8/19. Accuser said Freeman "brandished a .38 caliber pistol" during at least one abuse incident. A suit filed in 9/19 alleged abuse at Sacred Heart in Niagara Falls of a boy for two years, beginning in when the boy was 15 in 1980. By 1/20, Freeman was named in lawsuits of abuse of at least seven minors.

Fr. Joseph P. Friel

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Died: 08/19/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in 1970 of repeatedly molesting a teen boy at a West Seneca church. When the boy and his parents reported abuse to their pastor, he accused them of lying and threatened to excommunicate them. Civil suit filed 1994; dropped due to SOL. Friel died in 1995. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list, which includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation against them. By 2/19 at least eight alleged victims had come forward. Three people, including the man whose suit was dropped in 1994, filed suit under the Child Victims Act in 8/19, claiming Friel abused them in the 1960s. Suit filed by a woman in 1/20, claiming Friel sexually abused her as a child at St. Patrick's, where he was assigned in the late 1970s-early '80s. She said he threatened her not to tell, that if she did "the devil would get her." New suit filed 8/1/20 by a man, age 52, claiming abuse as a teen by Friel, Rev. Louis Hendricks and a Franciscan," Bro. Dale".

Fr. Mark M. Friel

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed in the 1988 Official Catholic Directory as in residence at St. Mary of the Cataract in Niagara Falls NY; the 1988 Directory index does not provide his year of ordination, although the ordination year was routinely provided in the Directory beginning in that year. Accused in a 9/19 lawsuit of assault, including sexual, of a boy, ages 17-18, at Ss. Peter and Paul 1985-86. Removed from the diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of a bankruptcy agreement. Accused in a lawsuit filed 9/17/19 of abusing a child, ages 9-11, in 1971-73 while assigned to Assumption of the BVM in Lackawanna.

Fr. Dennis A. Fronczak

Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Fronczyk aka Franczak aka Fronczak. Our Lady of Pompeii in Lancaster pastor when placed on leave in 10/15 for unspecified reasons. Denied misconduct. After a 6/18 publicity, a woman told the Buffalo News that Fronczak fondled her repeatedly when she was ages 9-12 in the 1990s, at St. Stephen's on Grand Island. Also per news in 6/18, a couple told the diocese in 2003 that Fronczak showed inappropriate behavior toward their 3-year-old daughter. They said the diocese said they would look into it, but heard nothing more. Diocese said in 6/18 the allegations were substantiated. To remain on leave pending Vatican decision. Accused in a lawsuit 8/19 of abuse of a child, age 10-11, in 1986-88 while assigned to a Lockport parish. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of a bankruptcy agreement. Added to diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. James I. J. Frost

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

In a massive civil suit filed 10/01/03, 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Frost. One man said Frost abused him 1977-84, beginning when he was age 10. Abuse continued even after Frost was assigned to two more parishes. Per diocese's list in 2/19, Frost was permanently removed from ministry 7/22/02.

Fr. Francis J. Furfaro

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Dates of alleged abuse range from 1949 to 1987. In 1998 Furfaro admitted abusing a 19-year-old youth whom he counseled after death of the young man's sister. Settled for about $75K in 1999. Seven men and boys filed suit 4/03. Furfaro retired in 1991. He was permanently removed from active ministry in 6/03. No criminal prosecution due to the statute of limitations. Died 3/29/10 at age 93. On diocese's list 12/3/18. Named in three claims as of 2/14/20 under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. John Raymond Gabalski

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Taught after ordination at St. Mary College in Orchard Lake MI until 1965, then returned to Buffalo. Assistant at parishes in Cheektowaga and Buffalo. Diocesan Prep Seminary faculty member 1966-74. Pastor of Queen of Peace until 1978. Pastor of St. Stanislaus 1978 until his death 10/9/03. Accused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. Charles A. Gaffigan

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 04/19/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of sexually abusing a child, ages 6-8, in 1992-94 while assigned to Church of Hoy Infancy in Lake Luzerne. Gaffigan died 4/19/15. By 9/1/21 there was another lawsuit against Gaffigan filed under the NY Child Victims Act, claiming abuse 1992-94 at St. Michael's in South Glens Falls.

Fr. Thomas J. Gaffney

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Died: 03/27/2004
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Educator for nearly 30 years at Cardinal Hayes HS in the Bronx and St. Joseph by the Sea HS on Staten Island. Pastor for over 20 years of St. Charles on Staten Island. In 10/03 a 29-year-old man alleged sex abuse by Gaffney for three years, beginning when he was a 6th-grader and St. Charles altar boy. The man's attorney said there was evidence of seven other victims. Another man alleged abuse when Gaffney was St. Joseph's HS principal. Kept in ministry. First man sued; Gaffney filed countersuit, died weeks later, on 3/27/04. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Claims against Gaffney eligible for IRCP. Suit filed in 8/19.

Fr. Alfred F. Gallant

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Removed in 2002 after recent accusation that he had abused a minor female some 30 years previously. As of 2005, sentenced by Vatican to a life of prayer and penance. Brother of John Gallant, also an accused abuser. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Noted to have been laicized.

Fr. John P. Gallant

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Sued in 2002. Accused of abusing a girl over a two-year period, beginning when she was age 16 in 1980. He claimed she was 18. Brother of Alfred Gallant, also an accused abuser. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Removed from ministry. Laicized.

Br. Damian Galligan

Order: FMS
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Marist brother working in the NY archdiocese. In 2013 was retired and living in a MO facility. Accused in a 2009 suit of abusing a boy in NJ for a period of 5 years, 1977-83. Suit filed in federal court in DE since two incidences occurred in 1981 in DE during a trip to Washington DC. Galligan testified in a video deposition that he did abuse the plaintiff and others. Trial held in 11/13. Jury awarded $2.4M against Galligan. Plaintiff did not expect to collect but wanted suit against NY and Order reinstated.

Fr. Vincent Gallo

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

In a civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims alleged sexual abuse by 24 priests, including Gallo. One plaintiff said Gallo abused him around 1966. Gallo denied it. Gallo was the only priest of the 24 who had an active parish assignment at the time. In 3/04, the diocese announced that the review board found the allegations against Gallo were unsubstantiated, and he was allowed to continue in ministry. Per diocese's list in 2/19, Gallo was permanently removed from ministry 6/26/18. Accused in a claim settled in 2021 in the mid-six figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 9-10, 1983-85, while assigned to Blessed Sacrament in Brooklyn.

Deacon Angel Garcia

Order: OFM
Ordained: 2000
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Deacon. Removed from assignment at Church of the Holy Family in Albany in 8/10. Diocese deemed credible a single recent allegation that he had abused a minor in the early 1990s, before his training and ordination as a deacon. Denied the allegations. Also removed from position as chaplain at the state's Greene Correctional Facility. Defrocked as Deacon in 2010. Convicted 8/14/14 of two counts of sexual abuse of a 6-year-old girl in 2003. Sentenced to 5 years in prison 9/17/14, required to register as sex offender, and 10 years of post-release supervision. Garcia appealed his conviction in 2016 and was allowed to remain free pending the appeal. Indicted in 11/21 two felony counts of child sexual abuse for the abuse of two girls which occurred while awaiting the appeal. Sentenced extended in 5/22 to two additional 7-year terms.

Fr. Otto L. Garcia

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Monsignor. Tribunal judge, canon lawyer, moderator of the Curia, vicar general. Oversaw abuse cases. In 2017 a man told the diocese that Garcia molested him 1973-75, when the man was a teen working in the rectory of St. Michael's in Flushing, Queens. Garcia denied the allegations. Accused in many lawsuits of covering up abuse in the diocese. The IRCP determined there was "insufficient support" to find the man's claim eligible for compensation. Garcia was not included on the diocese's list in 2/19. In 9/19 a second man filed suit under the Child Victims Act, alleging abuse as a boy by Garcia.

Fr. James Garisto

Ordained: 1977
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Ordained for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales; taught high school in Philadelphia. Incardinated in 1983 into the NY archdiocese. Placed on leave in 8/19 due to an allegation of 'sexual misconduct.' Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy beginning when the boy was age 15, from 1993 through 1998. The boy was a student at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, where Garisto was reportedly a biology teacher in the late 1980s and 1990, and a vice-principal and academic dean 1996-1998. Garisto's accuser claims that the priest started grooming him when he was in grade school and that when he left the high school after sophomore year, Garisto pursued him at his father's house in PA. Arrested 1/27/22 on charges of sexually abusing a boy in the Philadelphia area 1995-2002, beginning when the boy was age 10. Garisto owned a home in Fishtown at the time in question. In 3/22 the charges were withdrawn on SOL. Arrested again in Philadelphia 5/4/22, charged with sexual abuse of a boy starting when the boy a 15-year-old altar server at St. Peter's in Poughkeepsie in 2006, and ending in 2010. Family filed suit against the NY archdiocese.


Fr. Bernard A. Garstka

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

A suit filed by a man in 12/02 alleged abuse as a child by Garstka in 1963. A second man filed suit in 1/03 alleging abuse in the same time period. This plaintiff was living as a child in a foster home and the foster parents wanted him to be an altar boy. He would stay overnight every weekend at the rectory. At least one case was dismissed by state appeals court on SOL in 9/04. On the diocese's list 12/3/18. Died in 1982. Suits filed by three more people in 6/20, two claiming abuse in the 1960s when Garstka was assigned to St. Patrick's in Taberg.

Fr. John F. Garvey

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Died: 10/19/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 2/23/20. It notes allegations of abuse occurring 1978-79 reported in 2013. Worked in Micronesia 1968-71, 1974-78. Did retreat work in Manhasset NY 1978-87 then assigned to St. Ignatius Loyola parish in NYC 1987-89, Xavier HS in NYC 1989-2002, and St. Ignatius parish again 2004-06. Died10/19/11.

Fr. Robert Gaudio

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Pastor of St. Christopher's in North Chili when placed on leave in 2/19 after an allegation that he sexually abused a St. Andrew's altar boy beginning in 1979, when the boy was age 14. Gaudio denied the allegation. Assignments also included parishes in Brockport, Auburn, Greece, Palmyra and Marion. Lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act by a man alleging abuse as a boy in 1979; may or may not be the same accuser.

Fr. Frank M. Genevive

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Sometimes misspelled Genevieve. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Suit in 2004 alleged abuse of boy age 13 in 1970s-80s. Suit against diocese dismissed 6/06. Arraigned in Boston 7/06 on charges of felony child rape of two Albany boys 1978-82. Pled guilty 7/08 in Boston. Sentenced to 8-10 years in prison (suspended for 5 years). Both accusers filed suit 4/09. Other accusers are known. Assigned to Albany cathedral. Trained and worked in Boston 1979-80 and 1989-90. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died 11/27/14 in Boston. Named in new suit 2/19. New suit in 7/20. Included on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused in 1/21.

Fr. Gennaro Gentile

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Pattern of abuse spanned Gentile's entire 30-year career. Numerous victims. Frequently took boys on overnight and longer trips even after warnings to avoid these trips. One priest wrote anonymous letter to Archdiocese in 1995 and followed through personally in 1996. Accused in 1997 civil suit of abusing two brothers in 1993-94. Suit secretly settled 2001. Placed on leave 4/02. Laicization announced 9/05. Settlements 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's victims compensation program. In 11/17 three men received settlement of 250k each via archdiocese's compensation program. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Theodore M. Gillette

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

Gillette and three other priests were removed from their assignments in 7/02 as a result of the new zero tolerance policy from the recent Dallas Bishops' conference. He was working at St. Paul's in Black River at the time of his removal. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. Died 8/31/14. On diocese's list 11/13/18.

Fr. Anthony J. Giuliano

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

A 43-year-old man filed a police report 9/16/16, accusing Giuliano of sexually abusing him at age 15 in the rectory of Holy Rosary in Baychester 1987-88. He said the two would "play wrestling" and at one point Giuliano pulled his underwear down and molested him. Giuliano denied the allegation. Suspended from St. John the Evangelist in Pawling and St. Charles Borromeo in Dover Plains, both of which he pastored. The NYPD investigated; no charges filed. Remained on leave in 6/17 pending results of review by the archdiocesan Lay Review Board. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Laicized.

Fr. Robert J. Giuntini

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Rosalie's in Hampton Bays, Notre Dame in New Hyde Park, NY Men's Club, his car and a men's bath house in Manhattan. Spent his pastoral year prior to ordination at Notre Dame. Assigned to St. Rosalie 1976-79. Died 10/22/10, age 63.

Br. Lawrence Gordon

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Order: FMS
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Assistant principal of all-boys Mount St. Michael Academy in Bronx. Found to be in possession of child pornography on USB drive in 2/11. D.A. not notified until 3/11. Gordon was arrested, pled guilty and was sentenced, all on the same day in 11/11. Sentenced to treatment for one year at St. Luke's Institute and deferred adjudication. Public not notified of charges until after sentencing.

Fr. Richard Gorman

Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Died: 01/23/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Removed from Bronx parish 1/16 pending investigation of credible allegations of sex abuse of boys while at St. Barnabas in Woodlawn in the 1980s. Was archdiocesan director of prison chaplains and chairman of a Bronx community board. Gorman denied accusations. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. Died 1/23/18. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Laicization pending at time of death.

Fr. John F. Gormley

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Gormley admitted to molesting a boy in 1966 and other boys in the 1950s and 1960s. He took a leave of absence in 1969, left the priesthood two years later and married. Problems were know prior to ordination and he was in therapy for 30 years. In 1993 he apologized to the 1966 victim after a chance encounter. This man filed a civil suit in 1993 and later settled for $70K. Suit filed in in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act by a man alleging sexual abuse as a boy by Gormley 1965-68.

Fr. James C. Gould

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused on the Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18. Assigned to St. Ann's 1975-83. On the Northeast Province Jesuits list 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2011 of abuse 1977-78. He admitted the abuse. His victim was reportedly a male minor. Prefect of the Marshall Islands 4/93-12/07. Lawsuit in 8/19 claims abuse of a 13-year-old in the mid-1970s at St. Ann's.

Marionella Graham

Order: SSJ
Status: Sued

Died: 09/15/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of sexually abusing a minor in about 1961-62 at St. Joseph's in Green Island. Professed final vows for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Troy in 1960. Teacher and librarian in Albany and Syracuse diocesan schools. Spent 23 years at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse. Retired in 2013. Died 9/15/19.

Fr. David N. Gramkee

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Acussed of sexually abusing a teenage girl in the 1970s. He disputed the time-frame of the alleged abuse and the age of the alleged victim. Gramkee previously admitted that he had "engaged in an inappropriate relationship" and had undergone counseling. Named as chaplain at a prison just after abuse is alleged to have occurred; was later assigned to a parish. Suspended by the diocese in 6/02. Died of stroke 7/02. Canonical proceedings were not complete at time of death per 6/7/12 diocese statement.

Fr. Joseph A. Grasso

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Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1992
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Priest of the Congregation of Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.P.P.S.). Teacher and/or principal at a number of high schools. Accused in a lawsuit filed 2/19/20 of sexually abusing a male student in the early 2000s at Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton and St. Thomas More Church. The abuse allegedly began in 2002 when the boy was age 12, and continued into the next year. Grasso denied the allegations. V.A. chaplain in Albany since 2008.

Fr. Gerard Leo Green

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 08/14/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. "Jerry." Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list updated 11/5/18 (name misspelled "Gerald.") Bishop Turner High teacher, Boy Scout camp chaplain. Parish priest, including pastor of St. Barnabas 1976-90, and of SS. Peter and Paul in Hamburg 1990-99. Retired 1999. On diocese's Cemetery Board, Finance Council, Priests' Retirement Board. Board member Daybreak TV Productions and St. Francis High School in Athol Springs. Died 8/14/12. Named in a lawsuit in 8/19.

Fr. William T. Greene

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Ordained: 1929
Status: Sued

Died: 09/24/1976
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Accused in suit filed 2/26/04 of sexually abusing a 13-year old boy in 1956-57, while assigned to St. Patrick's Cathedral in NY City. A second man notified the archdiocese in 2009 that Greene molested him at St. Patrick's 1954-59, when he was a member of the choir and Greene was music director for the archdiocese. Greene died 9/24/76. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Claims against Greene eligible for IRCP.

Fr. Stephen B. Gregory

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 2021 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy over two years at St. Rita's in Staten Island, beginning in 1977 when the boy was age 9. Per the suit, the boy was forced to wash the priest's feet and genitals with holy water, and to perform oral sex on him. Gregory denied the allegations.


Fr. Thomas G. Gresock

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St James church in Depew, NY. Allegedly molested a male high school freshman in 1987. The boy told two priests, who believed him. Gresock was allowed to stay in ministry until 1993. Multiple alleged victims. Named in a lawsuit in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act. Case sent to Vatican. Living in 3/20 across the street from a grade school and playground in North Tonawanda. Removed 5/1/20 from diocesan payroll as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. August Griffin

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Order: CSSp
Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in civil suit filed summer, 2007 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in the 1970s at St. Bernard's in Sunrise, FL. Accused in a suit filed in 8/19 of abusing a 12-year-old altar server at St. Mary's in East Islip in 1968. Included on the St. Augustine diocese's list 11/6/20 as Augustus "Gus" Griffin, CSSp, deceased, for abuse in 1969. (There is a Gus Griffin, CSSp from Ireland, ordained in 1955, convicted in 1998 of abuse of boys in Ireland in 1976 and 1981-83.) On the Rockville Centre diocese's list in 3/21 as Augustin Griffin OSF, for abuse alleged at St Mary's in East Islip and St Bernard in Levittown; no time-frame shown.

Bishop Edward M. Grosz

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

In 7/21 the diocese announced that it had been notified of a claim filed under the NY Child Victims Act that Grosz sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy 1990. The abuse allegedly occurred at a reception following a confirmation service at St. Brigid in Bergen. The plaintiff also accused Rev. Richard Keppeler, and said he was planning to disclose his abuse by Keppeler to Grosz, until he heard Grosz comment to Keppeler as he (the boy) approached the altar about his (the boy's) good looks. Grosz was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the diocese in 1989 and retired in 2020. He denied the allegations. He took leave from active ministry pending an investigation.


Bishop Robert Eric Guglielmone

Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Ordained for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Named bishop of Charleston, SC in 2009. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing an eight-year-old boy in 1978-79, while assigned to St. Martin of Tours in Amityville, NY. Guglielmone denied the allegations. Announced he would "temporarily reduce his public presence" until the matter is resolved. Guglielmone announced in 12/20 that the Vatican had cleared him of wrongdoing.

Fr. Gerard J. Guli

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

In residence at Holy Rosary in Rochester per 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Name appeared on the Rochester diocese's 6/7/12 list of priests removed between 2002 and 2012. Voluntarily laicized, apparently after accusation of sexual abuse of minor. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018, where he was assigned 1963-67. Noted to have been accused in 1963 in Rochester of abuse involving adults.

Fr. James Cairnan Haggerty

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

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

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

Fr. Mark A. Haight

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Diocese knew of allegations of child sexual abuse against Haight from early in his priesthood. On leave of absence 1980-1985; instead of going to treatment in 1980 after allegations, got a job teaching children, with a letter of recommendation from Bishop Hubbard.  Sent to treatment at the House of Affirmation in CA in 1985, and in 1989 to the Servants of the Paraclete in NM. Diocese reportedly settled with at least two men, in 1989 and 1997, who alleged they were abused by Haight years prior. Reassigned as hospital chaplain in 1990. Removed from position in 1996 after hospital learned of his history. Allegedly abused a youth in Baltimore while still a seminarian in the mid-1970s. Civil suit filed in Boston in 10/04 claiming abuse by Haight and another priest at church in Colonie, NY and during trips to MA. Possibly at least six more victims. Suit filed in 1/18 in VT by a man alleging Haight sexually abused him there as a boy. On diocese's list 11/30/18. Settlement of $750K in 6/22.

Fr. John P. Hajduk

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

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

Fr. Robert W. Hammond

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

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

Fr. Michael R. Hands

Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

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

Fr. Austin B. Hanna

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

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

Br. James Vincent Hanney

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

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