Fr. James J. Foley

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02 showed Foley was placed on leave in 1999 for allegedly fondling a 14-year-old boy’s genitals under pretense of measuring him for body building training. Foley claimed he was guilty only of “gross stupidity and indiscretion.” Banned from ministering to minors in 2000. On administrative leave with canonical case in progress as of 9/12. A second man came forward 2011, alleging abuse at Holy Name from 1984 or 1985 to 1996. His accusations were made public in 9/12. In 10/15 status is “Administrative Leave; Case in Process.” Died in 2016.


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