Fr. William J. Cummings

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Member of the Singing Priests; died of AIDS in 5/94. Personnel file released in 1/03; contained allegations that he abused a 10-year-old boy in Somerville, MA in 1982. Lawsuits filed in 6/02 and 8/02. Both later settled, one in massive Boston settlement in 2003 and the other in a private settlement in 12/03. A pending third suit in 12/03. Boston AD database in 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.


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