Fr. Thomas C. Kelley

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18 and 814/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Parish priest, “Special Ministry” at St. Mark’s Seminary, and 9/85-6/89 Dean of North American College in Rome, Italy. On Diocesan Review Board 3/92-6/94. Accusations of “inappropriate sexual contact” with at least five males; victims were high school or seminary students, ages 18-25. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment 9/95, and 4/96-9/96. Returned to ministry as parish pastor in Stockton, TX, Diocese of San Angelo. Died 2/21/05. Settlement in the high five figures in 2020 of a claim of abuse of an altar boy, age 12, at least three times in 1968, at St. Peter’s Cathedral.


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