Fr. Joseph F. Brodnick

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Placed on leave in 2002. Had previously been accused of an ‘inappropriate relationship’ with a girl in her late teens in the mid-1970s, while in Cleveland. Had been treated, evaluated and allowed to return to ministry in 1997 when transferred to the Rochester, NY diocese. Worked at St. Joseph’s hospital since beginning 1/97. Rochester diocese and hospital knew of past allegations. Permanently removed from ministry.

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