Fr. Paul J. Tivnan

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02. Admitted abusing two boys in the late 1970s and admitted to a “relationship” with 15-year-old boy. Removed in 1985 and sent for treatment. Several assignments after treatment. Placed on disability leave in 1998, told not to be around minors. Retired in 2001, possibly because he slapped a teenage girl and her father complained. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance in 2004.


Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.