Fr. Frederick J. Ryan

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Former Vice Chancellor of the archdiocese, often responsible for receiving complaints about other priests. Personnel file contained memo from the late 1970s calling him ‘very dangerous and deceptive.’ Not placed on leave until 3/02 after a lawsuit alleged sexual misconduct with a minor. A police officer came forward also in 3/02 to accuse Ryan of abusing his brother at Most Precious Blood in Hyde Park in 1970. In 1971 the victim told his father, who refused to let his other sons become altar boys. The abused boy, previously an excellent student, became troubled and died in a car crash. Second suit filed by a third man claimed abuse of two in the 1970s-80s. Also other allegations of abuse at Catholic Memorial High School. Voluntary laicization in 2005 announced in 2006.

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