Fr. Joseph Michael Henry

Order: MM
Ordained: 1933
Status: Sued

Died: 11/13/1974
Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

From Ireland. Assigned to Bedford MA, Manchuria, Cincinnati OH, Hawaii. Arrived in Hawaii in 1949, for one year at a Honolulu parish, then named pastor of St. Anthony’s in Oahu in 1950, where he remained until his death 11/13/74. In a 1991 petition against Bishop Joseph Ferrario, a man named Fr. Henry as the priest who first sexually abused him as a child, during 1964 -1972. Allegedly, the boy told later told Ferrario, (Henry’s successor) of his abuse by Henry, then Ferrario began abusing him, too. Henry was named as abuser in a 2012 civil suit by another man who alleged abuse by both Henry and Ferrario. Also accused in a 2013 suit of abuse in the 1950s. At least six allege abuse at St. Anthony’s 1952-1974. Two more complaints vs Henry filed 4/13/16.

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