Fr. Ivan Ferguson

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Died: 12/16/2002
Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Ordained an Auxiliary Priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles in an Apostolic Vicariate in the Diocese of St. Joseph of the Amazon, Peru. Incardinated in 1979 into the Archdiocese of Hartford. Removed from ministry 3/4/1993. Three men claimed in 1993 civil suits abuse as minors by Ferguson in the 1970s. One suit was withdrawn, two were settled. Still a priest in 3/2002, but no ministerial or teaching duties. Died 12/16/2002. At least two claims were included in a 10/2005 $14M settlement with the Archdiocese involving 14 priests. Separate suits were filed by three brothers in 8/2007 and 11/2007 alleging abuse in the late 1970s. In 7/2008 two more suits were filed claiming abuse in 1981. The Archdiocese was found negligent in a 2012 civil trial before jury. Judgment of $1M for one plaintiff. Archdiocese asked supreme court to overturn the verdict as of 9/12/2014. Included on the Hartford Archdiocese’s list 1/22/2019. On the Norwich Diocese’s list 2/22/2019.

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