Fr. Paul Calamari

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Removed from ministry in 2003 after credible allegation of abuse, likely in the 1970s, before ordination. Name first appeared on list released by Bishop Saltarelli of Wilmington, DE 11/16/06. Began working in Wilmington diocese in 1997. Was working as field supervisor for Penn State Univ’s Center for Survey Research until name released. Also worked for PA Department of Corrections. Wilmington diocese released personnel files 2/12. Name included on on New Orleans archdiocese list 11/02/18. Taken off archdiocesan payroll as ordered by judge in bankruptcy in 5/20. Medical benefits reinstated by same judge after Calamari complained. Accused along with Rev. Michael Fraser in a 6/19 lawsuit of abuse of a boy beginning in the late 1970s. Calamari denied the claim but reportedly admitted to “sin” with a teen prior to priesthood. Settlement in 2018 with a man claiming abuse about ages 7-14 in about 1975-82 by Calamari, who was the man’s father’s cousin.

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