Deacon Michael G. Barletta

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

In 2002 three men told Bishop Trautman they were molested by Barletta when he was a Cathedral Prep teacher in the late 1970s-early 1980s. One man said he told Bishop Trautman in 1994 and that Barletta left Prep within a year. Barletta was moved at the time to St. Patrick/St. Hedwig’s parish and given work at the diocesan Catholic Charities office and as chaplain of Holy Family Carmelite Monastery. Not removed from active ministry until 2003. The diocese paid for counseling for one of the men. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, which showed eight known victims and that Barletta admitted to abusing 25 children and young men 1975-94. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment in 1994. Diocese knew of his behavior as early as 1968. Suit in 7/20 claims abuse of a girl in the mid-70s when she was in grade school at St. Luke’s, and 9th grade, and that she saw him molest boys.

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