Fr. Ivan Ferguson

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

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 3/4/93. 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 One suit was withdrawn, two were settled.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 3/02, but no ministerial or teaching duties. Died 12/16/02. At least two claims included in 10/05 $14M settlement with archdiocese involving 14 priests. Separate suits filed by three brothers in 8/07 and 11/07 alleging abuse in the late 1970s. In 7/08 two more suits were filed claiming 1981 abuse. Diocese found negligent in 2012 civil trial before jury. Judgment of $1M for one plaintiff. Archdiocese asked supreme court to overturn the verdict as of 9/12/14. On Hartford archdiocese’s list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.


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