Fr. Joseph A. Colletti

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

On diocese’s list 9/28/2018 of those accused of sex abuse of minors. Removed from public ministry 7/1990. Faculties removed in 2004. Went on to minister as a priest in the “Old Catholic” church, which is not part of the Roman Catholic church, in Orange, CA. Diocese sent alert to USCCB regarding Colletti in 2016, after discovering he was presenting himself as a priest in Chicago and Southern CA. The USCCB then alerted all U.S. dioceses. Laicization in process in 10/2018. Included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese’s list of credibly accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report.

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