Fr. Joseph A. Colletti

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

On diocese’s list 9/28/18 of those accused of sex abuse of minors. Removed from public ministry 7/90. Faculites removed 2004. Went on to be 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. In process of being removed from clergy by the Vatican in 10/18.


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