Fr. John V. Holloway

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO Attorney General’s report 10/22/19. It noted that Holloway “appeared to” use his skills as a PhD psychologist to groom and rape six boys 1962-82. Further, that his behavior was “the most calculated, horrific, and predatory we saw in our entire review.” It also strongly criticized the archdiocese’s response to the victims in the 1990s and early 2000s, said they did not investigate or report any of the allegations to law enforcement and that in 2017 it told the Vatican that an allegation received then was not substantiated, despite not investigating it. Holloway died in 1982.


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