Fr. Joseph E. Bonafed

Ordained: 1992
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Pastor of Holy Family in West Newton and St Edward’s in Herminie in 8/18 when suspended due to an allegation that he sexually abused a minor 28 years prior. A canonical investigation deemed the allegation unsubstantiated, as announced in 10/19. The review board did find “inappropriate conduct in the workplace.” Bonafed resigned from his parishes and was to go on leave of absence. (Per news in 2010 Bonafed was struck in the head with a blunt object by a burglar in the rectory.)

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