Assignment Record– Rev. Joseph D. D'Angelo

Summary of Case: Name included in Diocese's 9/02 $13.5 mil mass settlement in 36 sexual abuse lawsuits alleging abuse by 11 priests and a nun. Bishop Gelineau swore under oath that D'Angelo's faculties were suspended on 7/1/83. Article says none of the clergy work for the church any more.

Ordained: 1979?

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Bishop of Providence was Louis E. Gelineau (1971-1997).

1980 St. Augustin's Newport RI


Pastor was Rev. John T. Carty

1980 1981 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Italian) Providence RI


Pastor was Msgr. Galliano J. Cavallaro

1981 1983 St.Margaret's Rumford RI

3/3, 2/3

Pastor was Msgr. Arthur T. Geoghegan. D'Angelo listed third after Rev. Donald L. Depatie 1981-1982. The third priest 1982-1983 was Rev. Stephan A. Silipigni.

St. Margaret's had a school with 280-308 students.
1983 1986 Absent on leave • D'Angelo was named as an accused clergy member in a 2002 settlement of sexual abuse lawsuits (Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
September 10, 2002).
    D'Angelo is not indexed beyond the 1986 Directory.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1980-1986).

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

Note: The Official Catholic Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. Our working assumption is that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. However, Kenedy & Sons will sometimes accept updates well into the year of publication. Diocesan clergy records are rarely available to correct this information. The Directory is also sometimes misleading or wrong. We have tried to create an accurate assignment record, given the source materials and their limitations. Assignment records are a work in progress and we are always improving the records that we post. Please email us with new information and corrections.


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