Fr. Stephen H. Bzdyra

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

A man filed suit in 7/10 alleging that Bzdyra had abused him in the mid-1980s while assigned to St. Francis in New Haven. Per the suit, Bzdyra threatened the boy and his family and later tried to silence him by buying him home appliances and a car in 2001. Also named in previous suit. Placed on leave 7/9/10. A second suit was filed in 8/10. Too ill to testify 11/10. A third suit file in 12/10. Suit settled 2/16. Per the archdiocese’s list 1/22/19, Bzdyra was laicized 5/4/18.


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