Fr. Nicholas J. Spagnolo

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel files released in 2/03 show that Spagnolo was accused of molesting teenage girls in the 1960s. One accuser went to the Archdiocese and Order in 1993 and he admitted he “violated boundaries” while counseling females in the 1960s. Ordered not to minister without supervision. Continued to try to organize retreats for lay and religious women. Working in Lexington MA in 2002. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died 12/25/13. Included in 1/21 on the Diocese of Fall River’s list of accused. Noted to have had “limited faculties to assist in charitable work on Cape Cod.”

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