Fr. Paul E. Groleau

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

By 5/02 two lawsuits had been filed that named “Grolleau” as abuser. Both plaintiffs were boys at the time of the alleged abuse in the late 1960s-early 1970s. At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Believe he was Diocesan Vocation Director in the 1970s and helped Gordon MacRae become a priest of the diocese, despite negative evaluations. (MacRae was later convicted of child sex abuse.) Groleau was laicized in 1989, prior to the reports against him of abuse. On the diocese’s list 7/31/19.

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