Fr. R. Joseph Dooley

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Monsignor. Long-time chaplain of the Catholic Police and Firemen’s Society in Hyattsville, among others. Archdiocese said it received first report of abuse in 1991. Dooley was removed from parish ministry 1992, worked as Coordinator for Sick and Retired Priests 1992-1995, then retired without faculties. Died 2002. Accusations first public when two brothers sued the WDC archdiocese 6/09, alleging sex abuse by Dooley 1950s – early 1960s, and that the archdiocese knew that there had been other allegations against him. Third man also filed suit 6/09. All said they were St. John’s College High students when abused. On archdiocese list released 10/15/18,


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