Fr. Richard J. Ahern

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Parish priest. Worked in Archdioceses of Boston and NYC and Dioceses of Richmond VA and Springfield MA. Director of a summer camp for boys in the 1960s in Wellesley, MA. Several lawsuits. At least four men have come forward alleging abuse by Ahern as children, three of them at the camp. Also accused of abusing a Richmond VA altar boy 1959-61. The Stigmatines knew of allegations as early as 1979. Ministry restricted by 1988. Ahern died 2/1/01. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an order priest. Settlement of $75K from Springfield diocese to one man in 2008. Added to Springfield diocese’s list 6/2/21.


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