Fr. Joseph K. Coleman

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Admitted to molesting two boys at Mattapan’s St. Angela’s parish in the early 1980s. A 1987 church memo from Rev. John B. McCormack (who went on to become Manchester NH bishop) said Coleman admitted to a strong attraction to boys and that he had touched other young boys. Coleman was treated at Institute for Living, then allowed to work at two hospitals. Privileges removed 1996 and 2003. “Voluntarily” laicized in 2005. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically. Reportedly there was a settlement for $72K with one alleged victim in 2018.

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