Fr. Leo J. Courcy

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Priest of the Burlington VT diocese. Civil suit filed in 1994. Courcy and Rev. Joseph Anthony Gallegos were accused of abusing an altar boy in NM, after Courcy’s first trip to the Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility in Jemez Springs. Sent to the Paracletes in 1967 and 1969. Faculties removed 2/93 when assigned in NYC. Laicized 6/09. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Accused in a 5/19 suit against the Paracletes of abusing two boys during an overnight the rectory of St. Anthony’s in Questa in 1969. One of the accusers claimed he was raped. Per the suit, Courcy was sent by the Paracletes to St. Anthony’s as a supply priest four days after his arrival for treatment. On Burlington diocese’s list 8/22/19. News suit in 5/21 claims abuse of a boy in VT in 1978, starting when the boy was age 5 or 6.

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