Fr. Edward A. Pipala

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

In 1977 two brothers told the archdiocese that Pipala abused and raped them. The boys were Moore Catholic High School students on Staten Island, where Pipala taught 1975-77. Admitted abuse. Sent to treatment. Reassigned to St. Joseph’s in Croton Falls where he again abused. Moved to Sacred Heart in Monroe in 1981. Ran youth programs. Named pastor in 1988 of St. John in Goshen. At both parishes had “secret club” for boys, plied them with alcohol, pills, cigarettes and porn. Removed 1992. Convicted in 1993 of sodomy. Served 7 years in prison on state and federal charges. Released in 7/2000. Named in several civil suits. Laicized in 2005. Died in 2013. On NY archdiocese’s list 4/26/19. Suit filed in 1/20 under the NY Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a boy, age 12, in 1989 at St. John’s, and that he abused over 50 boys while at the parish, including “violent, sadistic rape.” Three more suits filed in 1/20. At least 10 filed suit as of 2/14/20 under the new law.

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