Fr. Jack Niland

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Died: 08/5/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Capuchin Franciscan Friar of the Province of St. Mary, ordained in NY. Worked on Guam 1976-1999 then Pearl City, HI 1999-2008. Teacher, counselor, pastor, vice-provincial. (First Guam assignment was assistant parish priest under Rev. Anthony Apuron who later became bishop, accused of abusing at least 7 minors, convicted by the Vatican in 2018.) Nilan died 8/5/2009 in New York. He was accused in a 6/2017 lawsuit of molesting a 14-year-old boy in the rectory of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish in Agat in 1982. The boy aspired to be a priest and was living at the rectory. A lawsuit was filed in 10/2017 by man alleging rape as a 10-year-old altar boy by Niland in about 1979, during confessions.

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