Fr. Ronald John Luka

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Order: CMF
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

In two 2002 civil suits Luka is accused of abusing three male students in the late 1970s at St. Helen’s Catholic school in Lauderdale Lakes. Luka left the school in 1978 after one mother went to the parish pastor. Luka’s order, the Claretians, claimed they received their first allegation against him in 1999, of abuse occurring in NY state around 1979. Sent St. Luke’s in MD for treatment. Permanently removed from ministry. Living in 2002 at Wounded Brothers Project in MO. Judge ruled in 2/03 that the latest suit against Luka could go forward. At least one claim settled in 9/04 for $150K. Included in 3/18 on the Rockville Centre diocese’s list of accused. Reportedly died around 2011.


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