Br. Berard William Connolly

Order: OFM
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Franciscan brother. Sued in 1993 by a woman alleging abuse in the early 1970s in the Spokane diocese, when she was a Marycliff High School student. Connolly was sent to therapy. Transferred to CA. Accused of abuse 1985-87 at St. Anthony Seminary In Los Angeles archdiocese. Also sued there. Settlement of this suit announced 8/10/06. Died in 1999. Name has been spelled both Connelly and Connolly, Berard and Bernard. Personnel file released 5/12. On the Oakland diocese’s list 6/1/19. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes alleged sex abuse of minors 1960-61, 1982-84 reported 1993, 2003, 2004, 2014.

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