Assignment Record– Bro. Edward Michael, s.m.

Summary of Case: A religious brother of the Marist Order, Michael was removed from a part-time volunteer position at a Marist high school in 1986 after a student accused him of improper touching. Another accusation surfaced in 2001 when a former student of the same school said he was abused by Michael in 1967. Michael died in the early 1990s.


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Boston archbishop was Richard James Cushing (1944-1970), followed by Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1970-1983).

1972 Central Catholic High School


A former Central Catholic student accused Michael of having sexually abused him in 1967. (Boston Globe
June 7, 2002)

MA faculty member  
1972 1985          


Boston archbishop was Bernart Francis Law (1984-2002).

1986 Central Catholic High School


Michael was removed from the school in 1986 after a student accused him of "inappropriate behavior". The behavior is said to have involved "improper touching."

MA part time volunteer Michael died in the early 1990s.

: The Boston Globe, June 7, 2002.

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This assignment record was last updated on December 8, 2010.