Fr. Thomas M. Reardon

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Died: 01/16/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

First suits filed in 2004 by six who alleged abuse by Reardon and two other priests at a lake home or at church. The priests allegedly would give the kids drugs and alcohol. Reardon left active ministry in 1989 and resigned from the priesthood. Worked as substance abuse counselor. Suit against Reardon and one other priest settled in 4/07. Other claims settled in 8/08 as part of a $10M settlement involving twelve priests. Named in 2/11, 4/11 and 11/11 suits claiming abuse of boys. At least 24 accusers. Suit filed in 7/18. On diocese’s list 9/5/19; multiple substantiated allegations noted. Laicized. Credible allegation announced 10/20 of abuse of a child in 1972 at Camp Little Flower; Reardon was camp director. Settlement in 2021. Died 1/16/22 at a senior living facility in south Kansas City.

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