Fr. Paul Frederick Haas

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Accused by at least 100 people of abuse while assigned to Fr. Ryan High School in TN. Assigned 1964-65 to Catholic High School in Little Rock, AR. Transferred to KY around 1967 “for treatment.” Died 6/7/79. One man told the diocese in 1996 that he was abused at age 15 in 1961 by Haas. Diocese gave him $5,700 in exchange for a release and a confidentiality agreement. Another came forward in 1999 alleging abuse in 1963. On Little Rock AR list 9/10/18. On Nashville list 11/2/18. In Memphis diocese’s report 2/28/20, which notes that Haas was dismissed from the priesthood 5/24/77. Included on the Owensboro diocese’s list 4/12/19. On the Knoxville diocese’s list as of 3/6/20; the diocese was established in 1988 from the Diocese of Nashville.


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