Fr. Hugh Clarke

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Monsignor. Ordained in Ireland. Arrived in Corpus Christi diocese 1968, incardinated 1975. Suit filed 4/10 alleged Clarke molested 3 altar boys 1972-75 while assigned to Christ the King in Corpus Christi. He would frequently drive through the low-income housing near the parish and pick up altar boys to help him do projects at the church. Some of the abuse occurred during these “projects.” Retired in 1997 and moved to Ireland, where he died 12/16/02. Suit settled for $1.2M 7/12/11. On Corpus Christi diocese’s list 1/31/19. Added to Raleigh diocese’s list on 5/29/19; arrived in the US as a Carmelite priest in 1965 and assigned to Immaculate Conception in Hendersonville NC, now in the Charlotte diocese. Added to Charlotte diocese’s list in 2/20.

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