Fr. Gino S. Ferraro

Ordained: 1930
Status: Accused

Died: 07/27/1976
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Named in the MI A.G.’s 10/22 report as the subject of allegations of child sexual abuse. In 2008 a woman told the diocese that Ferraro molested her when she was ages 8-17, and that others were also molested. The woman said she first told Rev. Raymond Hoefgan who responded that “Fr. Gino would never have done that.” A second priest she told said “that couldn’t have happened,” and a third priest said there was nothing in Ferraro’s file to support her claim. The case went before the diocesan Review Board in 2008; the bishop offered the woman an apology and counseling. Ferraro died in 1976. The Official Catholic Directory shows that Ferraro began his priesthood in the Diocese of Rockford in 1930, then in Milwaukee as a priest of the Pious Society of the Missionaries of St. Charles (p.s.s.c.b.) by 1934 or ’35. He appears to have joined the Marquette diocese in 1938.


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