Fr. Thomas E. Smith

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Known as the “singing and dancing priest.” Accused publicly at a diocesan listening session in 12/18 by a woman who said he sexually abused her in 1967, when she was a 15- or 16-year-old St. Anselm High School student. She said he grabbed and played with her breasts when the lights were low at a school dance. He died at age 90 in 2015.

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