Fr. Philip Calixtus Breton

Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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


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