Assignment Record – Bishop Thomas L. Dupre
Springfield bishop was Christopher Joseph Weldon (1950-1977)
|1967||1977||Diocesan Tribunal||Springfield||MA||Defenders of the Bond, Procurators and Advocates|
|1970||1973||St. John the Baptist||Ludlow||MA||2/2||St. John's had a school with 160-155 boys and 148-159 girls.|
Weldon was succeeded by Joseph Francis Maguire (1977-1991)
|1978||Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary||
• Dupre was accused in a 2004 lawsuit of molesting two boys in the mid-to late 1970s. One of the boys was a 12 year-old refugee who had recently arrived to the U.S. and was living with his family at the parish convent. He was reportedly abused until he was 16. The other boy was said to have been abused from ages 15-20. Dupre was accused of abusing the boys together at times, showing them pornography and plying them with alcohol. Among places the abuse was said to have taken place were Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Canada.
|MA||3/3||Nativity of the BVM had a school with 276-143 students.|
|1978||1989||St. Louis||West Springfield||MA||1/1|
|1982||1990||Diocesan Tribunal||Springfield||MA||Pro-Synodal Judge|
|1983||1986||Bishop's Commission for the Clergy|
Maguire was replaced by John Aloysius Marshall (1991-1994)
|1989||1990||St. Thomas Aquinas||Springfield||MA||1/2||Dupre was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Springfield April 7, 1990. He was consecrated May 30, 1990.|
|1989||1995||Vicar General||Dupre is said to have spoken with the two men he allegedly sexually abused as boys to ask if it would be "a problem" if he were named bishop. He reportedly wanted to ensure their silence if he were to accept the appointment.|
|1990||1995||Auxiliary Bishop||Springfield||MA||Auxiliary Bishop||
Dupre resided at 15 Main St., Wilbraham, MA
Dupre was named Bishop of Springfield March 14, 1995 and installed May 8, 1995.
|July 8, 1994||Administrator of the Diocese||Springfield||MA|
Thomas Ludger Dupre succeeded Marshall (1995-2004)
|2004||Bishop||Springfield||MA||Dupre resigned Feb. 11, 2004 after having been confronted the day before with accusations that he sexually abused two boys 30 years previously.|
|2004||St. Luke Institute||Silver Spring||MD||patient||
Dupre checked into St. Luke's after his resignation in Feb. 2004.
Dupre was indicted on charges of rape in September 2004, but the charges were dropped due to the statute of limitations. His two accusers received a settlement from the diocese in 2008.
At a June 2006 retreat he listed St. Luke's Institute as his residence. St. Luke's was a treatment center for troubled priests, including pedophiles.
|Bishop O'Boyle Residence||Washington||DC||resident||
In May 2010 Dupre was found to be living in a Catholic retirement home in the Washington D.C. area.
Dupre died December 30, 2016.
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1960-1996)
• Special Reports: Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse, Dallas Morning News, June 12, 2002