BishopAccountability.org has launched a project to gather and post the assignment records of every U.S. Catholic priest who has been accused of sexual abuse since 1940, so that vulnerable communities can be identified and bishops' transfer policies can be determined.

See below for a brief description of assignment records and their importance, easy ways that you can help with this project, and our initial list of assignment records. For a more detailed account of assignment record research and how you can volunteer, see our guide.

Assignment Records: Why They Are Important

An assignment record lists all the diocesan and parish appointments of a priest, including telltale periods of sick leave. A detailed assignment record, like this assignment record of John Geoghan created by the Boston Globe, identifies populations that have been placed at risk, and is also cross-referenced with a list of accusations, so that the transfer policies of the priest's bishops can be evaluated. By identifying a priests' seminary class and the colleagues with whom he has worked, an assigment record can also begin to identify the circle of colleagues who kept the priest's activities secret and who might even have been involved in the abuse themselves.

Assignment records are all around us:
Newspaper accounts of the crisis
Diocesan records
Investigative files
Obituaries and other old newspaper reports

But these records are dispersed and difficult to find, and complete assignment records for most accused priests are not publicly available. We urge the U.S. bishops to publish detailed assignment records with treatment episodes and accusation dates for every abuser. In the meantime, we are undertaking this work of research and collection ourselves. See our initial collection of assignment records below.

Volunteering for the Assignment Record Project

Please send us any assignment records that know about or come across:
* In your daily newspaper reading
* In your personal experience, if you are a survivor of abuse
* In the research that you've done, if you are a lawyer or a reporter working in this area

If you would like to join the Service Record Project as a volunteer -- for a few hours, or a few hours per week, or anything in between -- please read our guide to service record research, and email us to let us know you're interested. This is work that you can do at a local Catholic college library or at most central city libraries, and you can email, snail mail, or even phone us the results.

List of Assignment Records

The staff at BishopAccountability.org has begun to assemble a library of assignment records for accused priests and others who figure in the crisis.Some we have developed ourselves from the Official Catholic Directory, diocesan documents, and investigative reports. Others were created by lawyers and investigative reporters. Others were created by the dioceses themselves and relinquished under subpoena, or were prepared by the dioceses in response to investigation by law enforcement.

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Fr. Daniel G. Babis

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in a 1/9/06 complaint of sexually abusing a boy and girl and three of their siblings from the early 1950s through 1968, when their father confronted Babis. The abuse, which allegedly included fondling and photographing his naked victims, occurred in the children's home while their father was ill, in church buildings including a home for retired nuns, and on overnight trips. Babis was transferred to Florida in 1970. He died there 12/12/78. After the suit was filed, at least four others reportedly alleged abuse during the 1960s at Babis' last NY parish: two brothers and a sister in one family and a girl fondled at age nine in the rectory. On diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Michael Baca

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

On the Gallup diocese's 12/16/14 list. Assigned to St Joseph the Worker in San Fidel NM in 1961. Per the Official Catholic Directory was there as Retreat Director 1961-70. Did 18 years of missionary work throughout the US, and among the Otomi Indians of central Mexico. Also worked in the Peoria IL diocese and the Santa Fe and Louisville archdioceses. Wrote the "Life Is for Living" column for 12 years for the national magazine St. Anthony Messenger. On Gallup diocese's list in 12/18, noted to be deceased. Accused, along with Rev. Conran Runnebaum OFM, in 2009 of abuse of a boy, age 8, in 1961 in NM. Diocese settled. Attorney said there had been previous complaints about both priests. On Wichita diocese's list 9/20/19. On Peoria list by 1/20.

Fr. Paul M. Baca

Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A woman filed suit 1/00, alleging a sexual relationship with Baca for one year beginning in 1973 when she was 15. The suit also alleged relationship resumed in 1989 and lasted until the 1990s. She had a videotape and transcript wherein Baca admitted "repetitive sexual contact." He resigned. Suit was settled 6/00 for undisclosed amount. Settlement also covered claims by another woman who claimed Baca had a 2-year affair with her which ended in 2000. Died 2/8/13. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.

Fr. Joseph A. Baccellieri

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Placed on leave in 1992 after allegation of abuse in the 1970s involving teenage boys. Went to rehab, then reassigned to several parishes beginning in 1994. Supposedly reassigned on limited basis under close supervision. Retired in 2002. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Two men filed suits in 2004 alleging abuse as boys in the 1970s at Central Catholic High School. One plaintiff had a secretly recorded tape wherein Baccelliere seemed to admit molesting the plaintiffs and indicating that there were other victims. There were seven claims against Baccellieri by 4/07.

Fr. Francis Bach

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Removed from his ministry with young adults in 1967. On leave for 6 months in 1976, then reassigned. Boy Scout chaplain and campus minister. Retired at age 54 in 1994. Sent to St. John Vianney Center in Downington PA for treatment. Admitted to raping and sexually abusing 14 children, ages 14-16 More people came forward 1994-2016 alleging abuse as children by Bach. Died 3/31/10 at an assisted living facility in Seaside Point DE. In 2016 a man reported that Bach abused him when the man was was an altar boy in 1960 and Bach was a seminarian. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Added to Baltimore list 9/18.

Fr. Timothy Backous

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

St. John's Prep School headmaster 2006 -13. Parents of former St. John's Boys' Choir member in 5/14 alleged sex abuse of their son by Backous during choir's 1990 bus trip across Europe; parents knew in 1991 and reported to Abbot. Abbot paid for son's counseling and apparently told parents Backous would no longer work with children. Sheriff told parents he had no authority because abuse was in Europe. Parents learned 5/24/14 Backous said mass at Memorial Day weekend at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis; they informed Archbishop. Abbot of St John's Abbey wrote 6/10/14 that allegations had never been proven and Backous was not working under any restrictions but was a priest in good standing. He also worked at Essentia Health in Duluth. Named in 2 lawsuits 4/16: a man claimed abuse at St. John's Prep 1982-83 at age 16; another alleged abuse at age 12-13 by Backous on a choir trip to Europe in 1990. Abbey called allegations "without merit and false."

Fr. Matthew Bagert

Ordained: 1997
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Arrested 2005 on charges of possessing child porn on his computer. Trial set for 6/06. Charges dismissed just prior to trial after judge said evidence of the porn was obtained illegally by a deacon and another priest. Case referred to Feds for prosecution. Left priesthood and married. In 11/08 Bagert pled not guilty to federal indictment of child porn. In 4/09 he changed plea to guilty. Sentenced 12/1/09 to 4 years 3 months in prison. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Noted to be laicized.

Fr. Joseph L Baglio

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Identified 2/11/15 as accused of abusing a minor. A woman reportedly filed a claim alleging she was molested as a child by Baglio in 1965. He was director of the CYO and the Catholic Youth Center in Minneapolis 1946-67 and then pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Edina until his 1977 retirement to Miami FL. Returned to Twin Cities in 1993. Died 8/23/97.

Fr. George F. Bailey

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Left the priesthood in the late1980s. Per 2002 news, at least 10 women had accused him of abusing them when they were grade-school students at St. Vincent School in Akron and St. Mary's School in Bedford. Apparently these accusations were made known to the Diocese before Bailey left the priesthood. Laicization announced in 3/14.

Fr. Eugene Bailot

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Bailot (or Baillot) was one of 16 priests named for the first time in numerous sexual abuse lawsuits filed in 1/03 in Boston. Woman said Bailot abused her and her brother in 1950s after establishing himself as "a darling" in the eyes of their family. He retired in 1975; died in 1983. No formal determination of guilt because he died prior to canonical investigation.

Fr. Lawrence J. Baird

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Monsignor. Longtime spokesman for the diocese. Accused in 2002 of abusing a girl who came to him for advice after being abused by Rev. John Lenihan. Baird countersued plaintiff in 4/02. His suit was dismissed in 2002 and he was ordered to pay attorney fees for plaintiff. A second woman also alleged abuse as a child. Continued in active ministry. Retired in 2017.

Sr. Linda Baisi

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Order: RDC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Ex-nun, left her order in 1979. Accused in a 2/8/96 suit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 12-17, beginning in 1987. The boy was a student at St. Frances de Chantal in the Bronx when the abuse began, and Baisi was his teacher. The school was staffed by the Sisters of Divine Compassion. In 1995, the complainant mentioned the abuse to a counselor, who reported it to authorities. Baisi was suspended from her role as principal of St. Frances in 1996 when the suit was filed. She admitted the abuse in taped conversations with the victim. Her attorney and the judge stated that she had effectively admitted to the charges.

Fr. Donald Philip Baker

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 12/29/19. Allegation received in 3/17 that Baker sexually abused a teenage boy 1986-89, while assigned to St. Francis of Assisi in Lenoir, NC. Baker was living in AZ in 2017, having moved there in 1991. He worked for a short time for the Phoenix diocese before leaving ministry in 1994.

Fr. Gerald H. Baker

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Pastor of St Mary of the Woods in Whitesville KY since 6/12. Suspended after diocese received allegation 5/3/16 of 'improper conduct of a sexual nature' with a male minor from St. Mary's. Kentucky State Police investigated. Allegations by two more people of sex abuse by Baker as minors. Baker worked in parishes across Western KY. At time of suspension was also pastor of St John the Baptist in Fordsville. Review Board found allegations substantiated; permanently suspended from ministry 10/18. Included in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations, which confirms that the Review Board deemed 3 allegations substantiated. Diocesan assignment list omits deanship 1996-2003 and other chancery positions.

Fr. Michael Stephen Baker

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

As many as 23 accusers. Two brothers settled in 2000 for $1.3M. Laicized 12/00. Criminal charges dropped due to CA Sup Court ruling. Arrested again 1/06. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Also included in 7/07 massive $660M settlement. Pled guilty 12/07 to abuse of two boys. Sentenced to 10 years 4 months in prison. New suit 6/10. Released on parole 10/11. Arrested for probation violations 11/11 and 9/12. Some personnel files released 1/13. Settlement with 4 in 3/13 for $9.9M. Suit filed in 2/20 v the archdiocese and Cardinal Mahony related to Baker's abuse of a boy, ages 6-10, in 1993-97 at St. Columbkille in South Los Angeles.

Br. Stephen P. Baker

Order: TOR
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Teacher/trainer/coach in MN, MI, VA, PA. Molested boys and girls when giving massages for injuries. Removed in 2000 after MI allegation; under supervision. First known abuse in MN 1977; reported 2003, settled 2005. Settlement 2012 of Order and JFK HS with 11 men re 1980s abuse announced 1/16/13. Baker died by suicide 1/26/13. Diocese knew of allegations in 2009. Allegations in 2011 re Bishop McCort HS in Johnstown PA. Multiple lawsuits. $8M settlement with 88 survivors announced 10/21/14. PA AG announced charges vs 3 TOR Franciscans responsible for Baker's assignments: Giles A. Schinelli, Robert J. D'Aversa, Anthony M. Criscitelli. Rev. Bradley Baldwin, TOR suspended pending investigation of his supervisory role. Diocese and TORs settled 28 claims in 9/16 for $900k. Charges v Schinelli dismissed on SOL 10/17. D'Aversa and Criscielli pled no contest 5/18; fined and 5 years probation. Probation for D'Aversa and Criscitelli ended early, in 9/21. New suit 8/18. Baker's name on Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18.

Fr. Gary E. Balcom

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1993 lawsuit, Balcom was accused of showering with an altar boy, fondling him, giving him alcohol and threatening him in 1970s. Admitted molesting 8 or 9 children. Placed on sick leave in 1985, privileges removed in 1992 and "voluntarily" laicized 4/9

Fr. Mark G. Balczeniuk

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. (Spelled Balczeniuk.) Told the diocese 3/30/10 that on the previous Friday evening he kissed and hugged the mentally slow young adult son of family friends. He said he came forward because the boy's father was upset and was going to report the incident to the diocese. The father did so the same day, and said the priest kissed the boy - who was age 18 - on the mouth, embraced him, and rubbed his back under his shirt. Removed from ministry and was to be sent to St. John Vianney Center for treatment. In 6/10 Balczeniuk admitted that in the mid-1970s, when he was a seminarian, he touched the genitals of young boys at Camp St. Andrew, where he was a counselor. Requested laicization 3/11; granted 10/7/11. On diocese's list 8/19/18 (spelled Balzceniuk). Died 3/23/18 in FL, where he had worked as a bereavement counselor for a Daytona Beach hospice.

Fr. Felipe Baldonado

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. Allegation received in 2003 of abuse in 1959. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked at Holy Cross Retreat Center in 1969. Died in 2003. Added to Stockton list in 11/20, where he had faculties 1953-64 as a mission preacher.

Fr. Joseph A. Balfe

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1927
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Died 9/29/69. Accused of abuse of students at St. Ignatius Mission Boarding School on Flathead Indian Reservation in late 1950s-early 1960s. One man said he arrived early for mass and found Balfe standing naked in the sacristy. Another said that Balfe asked him during confession what bed he slept in. Named in 5 complaints in 9/11 civil suit against Ursuline Order and Helena Diocese, filed by 45 people against 4 nuns, 6 priests and 1 brother. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Bruce E. Ball

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Pled no contest in 1993 to charge of sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy during therapy session. Four known victims. Sentenced to five years prison; released in 3/96. On parole through 12/97. Laicized at his own request as of 8/11/97. Settlement of $100K. In 1993, the La Crosse diocese told Baltimore of two claims against Ball during the time he was a seminarian for La Crosse in Baltimore in the mid-1970s. Per the diocese's list in 1/20, Ball died 9/15/02.

Fr. Edward Lawrence Ball

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Indicted in 9/92 on four counts of abuse of a minor; pled guilty to one count. Sentenced to nine months jail and five years probation. Three victims. Family of two boys settled out of court in 1994. Criminally charged in 1999 with 31 counts of sexually abusing two other boys 1979-86. Sentenced to three years in prison. Settlement of $4.2M from Diocese and Order in 6/03. On Sex Offender Registry. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Deceased.

Fr. Stanley F. Banaszek

Order: MM
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Accused of sexually assaulting a former altar boy in 1985 at St. Anthony of Padua in Bridgeport, CT. Case was settled with others by the Bridgeport diocese in 10/03. Name occasionally spelled Bonaszek. Added to the Richmond diocese's list 6/27/19. Assigned to the diocese 1974-75. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the Bridgeport diocese, there were two victims of abuse occurring 1977-87, one age 15, both boys. Left the diocese in 1987. Died in 2007.

Fr. Ronald J. Bandle

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Reportedly had a "relationship" with a 12-year-old in Waukesha in 1987. In 1993 ministry and contact with minors were restricted. Appointed in 6/96 as an assistant priest at St. Joseph and St. Kilian Parishes in Lyons and to nursing home ministry. Died in 1/01 after heart attack during Mass. Name on Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Personnel file released in 7/13.

Fr. Russell J. Banner

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Placed on leave in 2002 pending review of past allegations. Previously underwent evaluation and treatment then returned to active ministry. In 2004 a second man alleged abuse for two years when he ages 12-14 and a resident at Parmadale Childrens' Home. Banner was a deacon counseling children at the home. This man filed suit in 2004. Banner worked in Phoenix, AZ 1986-87. Laicization announced 3/19/15.

Fr. Luis Jesus Barajas Arias

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

From Colombia. Assigned to the Harrisburg diocese to assist with the Spanish-speaking population in York and Lebanon. Named as accused by the diocese on its list 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Personnel file shows that in 1989 there were concerns about past allegations against him of child sexual abuse. The diocese gave Barajas money to return to Colombia in 11/89.

Fr. Alexander Sylvester Baranowski

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as accused in Chicago archdiocesan report in 3/06. An 'inappropriate relationship' with a young girl was reported by the girl's father to the archdiocese in 1963. Accused of sexually abusing at least five other children. In 4/13, two men filed civil suit against the archdiocese and Baranowski alleging that he abused them on separate overnight trips in 1961-62. Both men were students at St. Wenceslaus grammar school in Chicago when alleged abuse occurred. Died 6/20/11. Resigned from priesthood in 1975. Laicized 8/1976. Reporteldy left the priesthood and went on to marry.

Fr. Daniel Ramsey Barfield

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Las Cruces NM

In a 5/13 civil suit a man accused Barfield of abusing him as a minor at St Jude's Parish in Alamogordo NM, beginning in 1990. The man also accused Wilfred J Diamond of abuse in the suit. Separate federal suit alleged Barfield allowed David Holley to live at the rectory and this gave Holley access to plaintiff so he abused plaintiff as well. Died 6/7/03 in Alamogordo. Buried in Jesuit Cemetery, Grand Coteau LA. Also worked in Dallas, NOLA and Houston at Jesuit schools. On Las Cruces diocese's list11/8/18.

Deacon Michael G. Barletta

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

In 2002 three men told Bishop Trautman they were molested by Barletta when he was a Cathedral Prep teacher in the late 1970s-early 1980s. One man said he told Bishop Trautman in 1994 and that Barletta left Prep within a year. Barletta was moved at the time to St. Patrick/St. Hedwig's parish and given work at the diocesan Catholic Charities office and as chaplain of Holy Family Carmelite Monastery. Not removed from active ministry until 2003. The diocese paid for counseling for one of the men. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, which showed eight known victims and that Barletta admitted to abusing 25 children and young men 1975-94. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment in 1994. Diocese knew of his behavior as early as 1968. Suit in 7/20 claims abuse of a girl in the mid-70s when she was in grade school at St. Luke's, and 9th grade, and that she saw him molest boys.

Fr. Kevin P. Barmasse

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse 1982-1988. (Also allegations in Tucson, AZ). The L.A. archdiocese counted eight accusers. Settlement in AZ in 2005/2006 under bankruptcy plan for five claiming abuse by Barmasse. These individuals also sued the L.A. archdiocese and were included in massive $660M settlement in 7/07. Criminal investigation reopened in AZ in 7/07. Laicized 5/2/06 per L.A. personnel file released in 1/13.

Fr. H. Stanley Barney

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Included on the 9/26/02 list of Fall River priests investigated by the Bristol County District Attorney's Office. Reportedly there was one victim. Barney was not prosecuted due to the the statute of limitations. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Faculties removed at some point.

Fr. Frederick L. Barr

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on leave in 8/09 from St. Patrick's in Watertown after recent allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the late 1980s. He was parochial vicar at St. Luke's in Belmont 1985-90, when the abuse was alleged to have occurred. Still on administrative leave as of 8/15 and canonical proceedings in process per Boston AD database. Allegations found unsubstantiated, per the archdiocesan list as of 1/20. Ministry restricted.

Fr. John F. Barrett

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Placed on leave in 5/02 due to old accusations that he molested an 8th grade boy in Catholic school in 1968. Original claim was made in 1991 but the alleged victim said the diocese cancelled meeting with him at the last minute when he wanted to bring either his wife or attorney with him. The accuser let the matter drop until 2002 when investigator for the diocese contacted him. Barrett was cleared by diocesan investigation 6/10/02 and returned to ministry. Diocese said claims could not be substantiated and victim was not cooperating. Barrett died 7/16/14.

Fr. Michael J. Barrett

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy 1974-78, beginning when the boy was age 12 and Barrett was a lay member of Opus Dei. Per the lawsuit, the boy was also abused by then-Fr. Theodore McCarrick. Barrett was ordained by Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1985. He worked in Rome and Madrid, then in Houston TX for 25 years, followed by Los Angeles CA 2013-16. In 2016 he was named pastor of St. Agnes in New York City.


Fr. Robert E. Barrett

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1993 of molestation during a 1960s camping trip. Settled in 1994 for $30K. Alleged in a 1997 lawsuit to have abused a 15-year-old youth for almost two years, in 1967-68 while working as priest and coach of a Framingham, MA church swim team. Placed on permanent disability in 1995 and spent time in a psychiatric hospital. More allegations in 2002 of prior abuse. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance in 2004. Died in 3/08.

Fr. James Barry

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Amended civil suit filed 10/11 refers to Barry as a "credibly accused" sexual abuser. There are 117 plaintiffs in the amended suit. No further information provided. Died 9/8/80. Diocese originally claimed he was Jesuit priest, not Diocesan. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement.

Fr. Michael O. Barry

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

One of four priests included in settlement of lawsuit in 4/07. Teacher and, at some point, a hospital chaplain in St. Louis. Accused of having sexually abused a student at a St. Louis Jesuit high school 1982-85. Barry's accuser said the priests plied him with alcohol and "played mind games" to silence him. Barry died 2/19/87. On the Province's list 12/7/18.

Fr. Richard J. Barry

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in MA, PA, DC, MI. Personnel file review in 2002 showed Barry allegedly raped and assaulted a youth at St. William's in Tewksbury, MA, where he was assigned 1978-81. Transferred to Dallastown, PA. Included in 3/03 NH A.G. report. Per documents, same man claimed Barry raped and sexually abused him beginning at age 16 or 17 in NH. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Included on Harrisburg PA diocese list released 8/1/18. Per attorney Mitchell Garabedian, settlement in 2021 in the mid-five figures of a claim of abuse of a boy, age 14, on a camping trip in NH in 1981.

Fr. Thomas Patrick Barry

Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

A woman filed suit against the Denver archdiocese in 10/07 alleging abuse by Barry in about 1970, when she was age 16 and had troubles at home. He gave her a place to live before abusing her. Report to archdiocese by the girl's mother in 9/73. No action. Barry died in 2003 at age 97. Included in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19.

Fr. Benedict P. Barszcz

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Ordained: 1990
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

From Poland. Arrested in July 1999 and charged with public lewdness after he was accused of exposing himself to two girls, ages 14 and 15. Barszcz reportedly masturbated in front of the girls while sitting in a car. He was removed from public ministry. Barszcz was had been assistant pastor of St. Peter's in Lewiston since October 1998. Prior to that he assisted in two Brooklyn parishes. Last known to have been port chaplain in 2001 in Szczecin, Poland. Included on Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18.

Fr. Charles Arnold Bartles

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

One pending claim against Bartles shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. Died 7/28/93. On the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s or 1980s. Removed from ministry. On Jesuit West Province's list 12/7/18, noting allegations reported in 2009 0f abuse 1973-74 and 1978. Location of alleged abuse not indicated. Assigned 1972-78 to Marist School in Atlanta, GA, then to Our Lady of the Snows church in Nulato, AK 1978-82.

Fr. Raymond B. Bartnikowski

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Placed on leave in 2002. A woman claimed that he abused her in 1967 when she was age 12. Two other women came forward to allege abuse as girls in the 1960s. He is accused of spanking their bare bottoms. Died in 11/07.

Mary Juanita Barto

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Religious Sister of Mercy (RSM). Joined the order in 1952. Professed her final vows in 1957. Accused publicly by a woman in the 2000s of sexually abusing her throughout high school, beginning when the woman was age 15 in the late 1960s. Per Barto's accuser, the abuse occurred in classrooms at Mater Christi High School in Queens, on school buses to sporting events, at retreats in upstate NY, at the girl's home in Woodside and at a Long Island Convent. Barto died 5/2/14. Lawsuit filed 2/18/20; settled in 2020.

Fr. Richard Barry Bartz

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

In the 1980s Bartz was on faculty of a seminary where he allegedly had sex with a 17-year-boy, who was a student at St. Ignatius College Prep. May have attempted to molest at least one other boy the same night. Bartz went on leave indefinitely; was returned to ministry at Columbus Hospital in 1988, under restrictions and monitoring. There until 2001. Another report was made to the archdiocese in 1992 of abuse in the 1970s while Bartz was assigned to Ascension parish in Oak Park. Left position at another hospital and resigned from priesthood 6/02 after Dallas Bishops' Conference. Laicized in 9/15.

Fr. John C. Baskett

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Accused in 2007 of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 1952 after using alcohol to incapacitate her. Suit filed 3/08. Abuse included intercourse and continued through 1954. He was then transferred to a parish later located in the Jefferson City, MO diocese. Became Air Force chaplain in 1955, first as part of Kansas City MO, then as Springfield-Cape Girardeau priest. Per Catholic Directories, had a Kitty Hawk, NC address, in the Raleigh diocese 1978-79. Died 6/23/95 in Las Vegas. Civil suit settled 8/08 in $10M settlement involving 12 priests. On Springfield-Cape Giradeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. It notes that he left the priesthood in 1975. On KC-St. Joseph diocese's list 9/5/19.

Fr. Francis E. Bass

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused of abusing many boys and sharing his victims with Revs Janssen, Geerts, and James W Murphy. Trained at Kenrick Seminary in St Louis (as did they), Bass was Director of Vocations and on Personnel Board for 15 years. Dean of Grinnell deanery for a year. Chaplain at Ottumwa Heights College. Bishop Hayes first learned Bass was connected with Janssen's abuse of children in 1958. The earliest alleged abuse by Bass that is known dates to late 1950s. Set to retire in 1992 when diocese received allegation preserved in file. A 1974 allegation was not included in the released file. Accused by 2 alleged victims of taking them to the Cook County Morgue; alleged to have brought victims to his family farm in NE. First suit filed 2003. Settlements in 2004 and 2006. As of 7/14/08, the diocese stated Bass was accused of abusing 18 male minors. Requested that Bass be laicized but announced on 1/18/05 that the CDF had ordered him to live a life of prayer and penance. Died 9/18/14.

Fr. Settimo Basso

Order: CS
Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Arrived in the U.S. from Italy in 1947. Worked in Boston for 23 years before transferring to RI. Later went to Canada before returning to RI. Died in Italy in 1999. Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a boy at St. Lazarus Parish, East Boston between1960-1961. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said in 7/11 that almost all claims were settled. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.

Fr. Alberto Battagliola

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Had been in LA since 1964. In late 1990s woman told Bishop that Battagliola, a native of Argentina, had sexually abused her son, who was an altar boy, in 1974 in San Luis Obispo. He frequently visited the victim's home. One night Battagliola took him for a drive, got him drunk, and had sex with him. Victim was 14 and ended up with sexual disease. Battagliola was murdered in 1977 in San Francisco. Diocese sued 3/03. Some articles refer to him as "Orlando". Last name spelled various ways. Personnel file released 1/13. On Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19.

Fr. John B. Baud

Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Native of France, became U.S. citizen in 1926. Spent three decades in Nulato AK mission, with shorter stints at Copper Valley School in Glenallen, then in St. Mary's, Kodiak and Ketchikan. Died in 1968. Baud's name is on the Fairbanks diocese's list of "admitted, proven or credibly accused perpetrators of sexual abuse," with one known complaint against him.

Fr. John M. Bauer

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. In 10/13 a man told the diocese that when he was a boy in the late 1970s-early 1980s, Bauer and another priest, Rev. Michael Romero, would give him and other boys alcohol and talk with them about masturbation. He said Bauer would also "wrestle" with him and other boys. Diocese said Bauer was not removed because the alleged victim said Bauer didn't abuse him. The man asked for help with counseling to deal with repressed issues of sexual abuse. Bauer said the alleged victim may have been confusing him with Romero. Placed on leave after allegation received 8/30/18 of sex abuse of a minor in the early 1980s. Bauer denied the allegations. The diocesan review board deemed allegations against Bauer credible in 11/19. Case sent to the Vatican.

Fr. Sydney H. Bayers

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1994, three sisters complained of inappropriate behavior and abuse by Bayers in the 1970s when they were young. In 1996 a man accused Bayers of masturbating and striking him repeatedly for years, beginning in about 1960 when boy was 11. The boy's father died then and Bayers "practically lived" at his home and went drinking with his mother. Died in 3/79. No formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.

Fr. Robert P. Beale

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed in 7/02 after "credible" accusations surfaced that he molested a minor in 1the 970s. At the time of his suspension, he was director of Our Lady's Hall, a rehabilitation center for priests accused of molesting children. Long-time chaplain at Norfolk Co. House of Corrections. Last known to be living in Quincy and Stoughton, MA. Voluntary laicization announced 8/20/10. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically. Beale died 5/7/19.

Fr. Donald A. Bean

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 9/12/17. Worked as a priest of the Santa Fe archdiocese 1963-70. Moved to the Burlington VT diocese in 1970, where he was incardinated in 1975. Retired in 1994 due to ill health, per his obituary. Died 11/29/05. Included on the Burlington diocese's list 8/22/19, where he is also noted to have abused.

Fr. R. Dixon Beattie

Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Died 6/14/71. Accused in a complaint that resulted in a settlement in 2020 with the diocese's RICP program of sexually abusing a girl, including rape, beginning when she was age 9, during 1958-60. The abuse allegedly began after the girl's mother died and the priest befriended the family. Beattie would take the girl on rides in his car, where the abuse allegedly took place. Beattie was assigned to St. Ann's during the time in question. Beattie's name was added in 7/21 to the diocese's list of those with a credible and substantiated claim.


Fr. John Beatty

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Parish priest, high school teacher, hospital chaplain. Ordained for the Viatorian order (c.s.v.). Worked in the Diocese of Peoria until 1963, when he transferred to San Diego. Died in 7/97. First named publicly as accused on the San Diego diocese's 9/14/18 list. Added to the Diocese of Joliet's list in 2/21, where he worked at St. Patrick Central HS 1961-62.

Fr. George Beaudet

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Name released by the diocese in 1/07. Had been placed on leave in 2000 after allegation of abuse dating back to 1979. Additional complaints were received in 2002. Laicization announced in 5/08.

Fr. Gerard Beaudet

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

A man reported to the diocese in the early 2000s that when he was age 12 in the early 1970s Beaudet gave him alcohol, then sexually abused him, including rape. In 9/04 a woman alleged Beaudet gave her alcohol and made her perform oral sex in 1972 when she was age 14. Beaudet was pastor at St. Albert's in West Stewartstown at the time of the alleged abuses. In 4/05 the diocese said it settled claims by a man and woman who said they were abused by Beaudet as children in the 1970s. Settlement amount not disclosed. Another woman came forward with allegations in 7/05. Beaudet died in 1982. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Br. Guy Beaulieu

Order: SC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Alleged in multiple 2002-04 lawsuits to have abused at least 20 students over a 20 year-period at Bishop Guertin High School in New Hampshire and at Camp Fatima. He admitted the abuse during depositions. Transferred to retirement home in RI in 1990. Complaints made to school officials in 1970s and 1990s. Claims included in 11/02, 8/03 and 5/04 settlements. Multiple known abusers at Bishop Guertin.

Fr. Thomas Joseph Beauregard

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Accused publicly in 2002 of abusing at least three teenage girls 1964-66, while a religion instructor at Central Catholic High School. He allegedly ordered girls to strip off their clothes during counseling sessions, took pictures of them, and fondled at least one. He also was said to sometimes take off his clothes and lie on top of the girls. Removed in 1994 from parish assignment after a woman complained. Assigned to Marriage Tribunal until at least 2002. Barred from public ministry. Allegations deemed substantiated. Died in 2/05.

Fr. Charles C. Beausang

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Monsignor. Retired to Port Charlotte FL in 1992. Died 8/24/2000. Named publicly as accused by attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 1/19/21. Allegedly sexually abused a nine-year-old boy on one occasion in 1950 at Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Atlantic City. The alleged victim filed a lawsuit which settled in 2020 in the four figures.

Fr. Nelson G. Beaver

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Pastor of Resurrection in Lexington and St. Mary of the Snows in Mansfield since 2010 when suspended in 10/18 after allegation he sexually abused a minor more than 25 years prior. Denied the allegation. Had been an ordained Lutheran minister 1969-72 before converting to Catholicism. Retirement announced by diocese 7/1/19. Still on administrative leave during diocesan investigation. Two more allegations surfaced after the first; the investigation into the first was closed in 3/19, per the request of the alleged victim. Law enforcement closed their investigations due to the statute of limitations. Diocese announced in 10/19 that the review board deemed the allegations credible. Case to be sent to Vatican with recommendation for laicization.

Fr. Reinard Beaver

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

A civil suit filed by a man in 5/03 alleged abuse when he was a boy in 1956 during a trip to Seattle. Another suit filed by a male plaintiff in 6/03 alleged abuse in 1957. Abuse said to have occurred at the Fairchild Air Force Base swimming pool where Beaver had privileges as an Army Reservist. Two more suits were filed in 12/04 and 7/05. Beaver was removed from ministry in 1983, retired in 1984. Privileges removed in 2002. Name included on the Archdiocese of Seattle's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Assigned 1976-80 to Fort Lewis Chaplain's Office and 1981-83 to Madigan General Hospital.

Fr. James W. Beck

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Name appears on Archdiocese's 7/9/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Case sent to the Vatican for review. List says that Beck "left priestly ministry" but no date. Shown as on "Special Assignment in the 1993 Catholic Directory. Not indexed in the Directories after 1995. The Archdiocese's assignment record for Beck in 2012 shows no assignments after 1989.

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Fr. Donald W. Becker

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Removed in 2003. Accused of sexually abusing two teen boys and a boy age 10-11. Denied allegations. After publicity in 3/18 a news outlet reported hearing from "several more" accusers. One said when he was age 15 in 1975 Becker got him drunk then abused him, including rape, in a North Java cabin. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. A third man, age 43, stated publicly 6/1/18 that he was sexually abused at age 13 by Becker when the priest was pastor of SS Peter and Paul in Hamburg. At least one alleged victim reportedly died by suicide. Lawsuit 8/19 claims abuse of 15-year-old boy in 1974 at Becker's cabin. Plaintiff told the diocese in 9/07; diocese paying for counseling and meds since 2012. Becker living in Ft. Myers, FL in 2019. Case sent to the Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 in bankruptcy agreement. By 8/21 thirty men had claimed abuse as boys by Becker under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. Franklyn W. Becker

Ordained: 1964
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Removed in 7/02 for alleged abuse. Arrested in 5/03 on charges he abused a teenage boy in San Diego CA in the late 1970s; case ended in 7/03 by Supreme Court's Stogner decision. Worked in Wheeling-Charleston WV (Marshall U. chaplain and at St. Joseph's in Huntington 1/75-8/1/76.) and St. Louis MO in the mid-1970s. Civil suit filed in 12/03 alleged abuse in 1982; dismissed on SOL; upheld by appeals court in 8/06. A claim included in 9/1/06 $16.65M settlement. Laicized in 11/04 per archdiocese. First allegation reported in 3/63 when Becker was a seminarian. New suit filed in 9/10. Personnel files released in 7/13. On San Diego diocese 9/14/18 list. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018.

Fr. Robert Charles Becker

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Canon lawyer, on Metropolitan Tribunal for years. At least one claim included in a 10/03 settlement. New lawsuit filed 4/06 claiming abuse by Becker and another priest in the late 1970s. Several other alleged victims known to plaintiff's counsel. Suit included in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. At least one claim in 8/08 $12.7M settlement involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs. At least one claim included in a 7/09 settlement involving four priests. Died in 10/89. Personnel file released 1/14.

Fr. Hugo Bedoya

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

From Colombia. Not indexed in the U.S. Official Catholic Directory prior to 1973. Worked in Dioceses of Lubbock, TX and Brooklyn, NY; Judicial Vicar of Marriage Tribunal when named in massive 10/03 civil suit where 27 victims alleged abuse by 24 priests. Per suit, Bedoya abused a child ages of 9-11 at Fourteen Holy Martyrs in Bushwick, in the church, in the rectory, and elsewhere. Suit also says he examined the genitals of his altar boys in a group to make sure they were clean. He denied all the allegations. Another man joined the lawsuit 2/04 alleging abuse by Bedoya during 1970s. Bedoya remained in ministry until removed 6/19/12. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. James W. Beeman

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Pastor in Shippensburg and Harrisburg parishes, chaplain in Lewisburg prison and the state mental hospital. Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of girls against him, including rape, some girls as young as age 6. Some were abused while hospitalized. In 2014 Bishop Gainer asked the Vatican not to defrock Beeman. Died 10/1/16 at age 90. Name included on diocese's 8/1/18 list. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

Fr. Arnold R. Beezer

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Beezer was first named publicly as credibly accused in the Jesuit West Province 12/7/18 list, which states that he was removed from ministry and put on a safety plan for abuse of a minor in the 1970s. In that decade Beezer worked at Jesuit HS in Portland, St Alexander's in Cornelius OR, and St Luke's in Woodburn OR in the Portland archdiocese. The list does not specify the Cornelius assignment or state when the abuse was reported. Beezer also worked in the Yakima and Spokane dioceses, and in the Tegucigalpa archdiocese, Honduras, in an orphanage and a maternity hospital. Residing in 2016-2020 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. Died in 2020.

Br. Al Behm

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Named publicly as credibly accused by his order on its list 10/11/19. Worked in CT, NC, OH, KY, KY, TN, LA, CA and GA. Joined order 1960, left in 1993. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. It notes that the Glenmarys said the alleged abuse occurred in the 1970s in KY. (KY location not specified; placing him in the Cincinnati archdiocese, where the Glenmary order is based.) In 12/20 Behm appears to be working as a volunteer at a school in Myanmar. Per the school's website he had been there for about a year, and had worked previously with underserved children in Thailand. Accused in a 7/21 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy in North Carolina; it is unclear when the abuse started, but it reportedly ended in the 1980s.

Fr. Thomas Behnke

Order: OCD
Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

A suit filed in 10/02 by a Dallas-area man alleged Behnke abused him as a boy at St. Mary of Carmel in Oak Cliff 1978-80; Behnke denied charges. Per 2003 news, he was living at the Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility in Jemez Springs, NM. Dallas diocese denied sending him there and the order wouldn't comment. Five more plaintiffs joined the suit. Settled for $4.65M 10/09. All but $500K of the settlement came from the order. Also worked in OK. Died 11/9/08. On Dallas diocese and San Antonio archdiocese's lists 1/31/19. Accused in 2017 of abuse of a San Antonio boy in the 1970s. On Oklahoma City archdiocese's list 10/3/19.

Fr. James A. Beine

Ordained: 1967
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Civil suit filed 1994 alleged abuse of two boys beginning in 1967. Seven other suits filed. Left priesthood in 1977. Two claims settled for $110K. Beine was working as school counselor as of 2002. Convicted 2003 on federal charge of possession of child porn (later overturned). Also convicted 2003 of exposing himself to three students. Sentenced to twelve years but overturned by Court. At least 36 claims of abuse in MO. Laicized 2005. MO permanently revoked teaching license as of 10/07. Reportedly living in Las Vegas 8/07. On Wheeling-Charleston list (misspelled "Biene") in late 2018, where he taught high school 1979-81. On St. Louis archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Lived at some point in Highland IL.

Fr. Germain Belen

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Associate parish pastor in KY, WI, IN, NM, NE. Pastor in IN, OH, MI, GA. Per a 2003 lawsuit, Belen molested and raped a girl, ages 5-10, several times in the 1970s in Terre Haute. IN. Belen retired in 2001 after a stroke. He claimed too much time had passed and rhw matter should be handled by the church rather than the state. He died 12/11/04. Suit still active as of 2/07.

Fr. Ephrem Beltramea

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Name among Franciscan alleged clergy perpetrators of sexual abuse in 12/14 court document related to Gallup NM diocese's bankruptcy case. Assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Parish 6/1970-05/1973. Believed to be deceased. Diocese announced it added Beltramea's name to its list of credibly accused in 5/17.

Fr. Gerardo Beltran Rico

Ordained: 1982
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Warrant issued in 1992 for alleged abuse in 1991 of young girls in Sacramento. Fled to Mexico before warrant could be served ; became an active priest there. Reports in 2007 that Mexican villagers wanted him removed because of rumors about him and teen girls for many years. Another US accuser (male) came forward in 2/07. Suit filed in 3/07. Diocese sued accuser in 8/07. Rico was arrested in Mexico in 3/08; released in 8/08 before extradition. Another alleged victim came forward in 4/08. Laicization announced in 2008. More accusations surfaced. On the Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19, showing twelve female accusers and three male, all abused under age 14. New allegations in 2019 and 2020 that he sexually abused boys under age 18 and 14. Remains a fugitive in 10/21. 


Fr. John F. Bench

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Ordained for the Pittsburgh diocese. Relocated to Charleston diocese in 1980. Resigned from Holy Cross Parish in Pickens at request of Bishop in 12/93 after accusations that he had molested a girl. In 2000 he asked to be reinstated and transferred to FL. Child's parents were consulted and strenuously objected. Bishop then denied request. Died 6/6/09 in FL. On diocese's list 3/29/19.

Fr. Joseph J. Bender

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Accused in an anonymous letter to Bishop Adamec in 8/91 of abuse of a boy "approximately 100 times," in the 1970s. Sent for evaluation. Removed 7/92; reason given publicly was "ongoing health issues." Died 8/7/00. Named in 3 civil suits filed in 2003. At least one plaintiff was a member of St. Joe's Little Singers, a children's choir founded by Bender. In 5/04 the diocese paid $3.71M to settle claims by 21 people alleging abuse by 11 priests, including Bender. PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report calls Bender a serial child predator who abused boys, ages 8-13, throughout most of his ministry. He targeted those whose parents hoped for a vocation for their sons and encouraged them to spend time with the priest. Other children called them "Benderites." Bender would take the boys on overnight trips, insisted they sleep without underwear, then assault them. He would show anger when a child resisted. His acts against boys included kissing, fondling, masturbation and oral sex.

Fr. Thomas J. Bender

Ordained: 1961
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Found by police in 1972 in a car with a teen boy, both without pants. No consequences. Complaint to diocese 1984 of repeated rape of a boy for years. Two more people later accused Bender of sex abuse in the 1960s. Convicted 1988 of abuse of boy. Given seven years' probation. Laicized 5/05. New accusations 2006; arrested on charges of online solicitation of detective posing as 14-year-old boy. Pled guilty 7/06 but asked in 8/06 to withdraw his guilty plea based on a recent appellate decision. Pled guilty to federal charges 2/07. Sentenced to 10 years prison and lifetime probation 5/08. Released from prison 2014. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report and list released by diocese 8/19/18.

Fr. Thomas J. Benestad

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Monsignor. Leaves of absence 1978-80, 2006-07. Sabbatical 2001-02. Retired in 2009. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Allegation to diocese in 2011 that Benestad abused a boy, including forced oral copulation, beginning at age 9, in the early 1980s. Accuser said the priest squirted holy water into his mouth afterwards "to purify him." Benestad denied the allegations, which were deemed credible by law enforcement. Diocese claims to have tried to have Benestad laicized, but the Vatican said not enough evidence. Living in 2018 in Boca Raton, FL, in the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Fr. Michael C. Benham

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Complaint received by the Archdiocese in Fall 2003. Removed from ministry in 01/04 after a "substantiated" allegation that he sexually abused a boy multiple times in Racine 1976-80, starting when the boy was age 9. D.A'.s office determined that the statute of limitations had expired so it could not prosecute. Per the Archdiocese, Benham admitted abusing the boy. Laicized, per Archdiocesan list updated 11/26/07. Died 2/29/12. Personnel file released 7/13 shows 8/27/08 date for laicization.

Br. Robert Benish

Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Vows as Jesuit brother in 1943. Assigned in Alaska 1946-89. Died in Spokane 4/24/91.Two or more pending claims against Benish shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. On Jesuit West Province's list 12/7/18. It notes allegations in 2008 of abuse in 1954 and 1961-62. Worked at St. Mary's Mission in Akulurak, AK during the time of the alleged abuse.

Fr. Joseph R. Bennett

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Archdiocese received allegations 11/12/02 that Bennett had sexually abused three boys in 1976-78. Oral sex alleged. Despite polygraph confirmation, Review Board found no reasonable cause to suspect. Alleged on 12/3/03 to have abused two girls in 1967-69, including rape. Board recommended removal 10/15/05; Cardinal George kept Bennett in ministry until McCormack case broke. Removed 1/31/06; at least 10 other allegations were received. Settlement 8/12/08 released some documents. Personnel files released 1/14. Noted on archdiocese' s list updated 11/28/18 to have been laicized.

Fr. Richard L. Bennett

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Diocese learned of abuse allegation in 2004. Bennett was said to have abused a youth once in 1976 after learning of abuse by another priest. Review board said allegation unfounded. Bennett still active as of 4/06 but under supervision. Civil suit filed by plaintiff in 5/06 but dismissed by the court in 10/06. All supervision of Bennett was removed in 5/07.

Fr. Thomas M. Bennett

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Assistant pastor St. Joseph Cathedral (1957-1960), Blessed Sacrament, Newark (1960-1963) and St. Thomas the Apostle, Columbus (1963-1964).Taught at Newark Catholic High School (1960-1963) and at St. Charles Prep High School 1963 until his death in 2008. Assisted area parishes. Also, Administrator Pro Tem at St. Catharine of Siena in Columbus (1978) and Ascension in Johnstown (1981-1982). Diocesan archivist 1988-2008. Named Monsignor in 1992. Died 9/8/08. Bennett was accused in a 7/18 lawsuit of sexually abusing a freshman boy multiple times in 2002-2003 at St. Charles Prep. Another former student came forward by 11/18, saying Bennett molested him when he was a junior in 5/81. Settlement of $1M announced by Diocese in 8/20.

Fr. John R. Beno

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named in the Colorado Attorney General's report released 10/23/19. Accused in 1995 of the rape of a girl, age 5, in the 1961. Beno denied knowing her and the diocese paid her a settlement. Beno died 12/5/00. In 2005 another woman alleged he raped her at age 16 in the late 1960s. She said she tried to meet in the mid-1980s with Beno and that he had three lawyers with her and threatened her with eternal damnation. The diocese later substantiated her claims. Beno was a Denver state senator 1981-86.

Fr. Gustavo Benson

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Arrested in San Bernardino for abuse of two boys in 1/87. Pled no contest 1/87 regarding one; given three years' probation and treatment in NM. Per 6/02 article, moved to Mexico and was assigned to a diocese there. CA Bishop told Tijuana Bishop of Benson's history and that he should never have access to adolescents. Two filed civil suit 12/03. Listed on 3/07 list released by San Diego Diocese. Personnel file released 10/10. He was at the time an active priest in Ensenada, Mexico. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18.

Fr. Christopher Berbena

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse in 1980. One accuser, per the L.A. archdiocese on its list of accused priests in 2004. Working in Oakland when placed on leave. Returned to active ministry within a month after the archdiocese could not supply information on the accuser. Named in a civil suit as one of ten accused Franciscans. Settlement announced 8/10/06. Placed on leave again in 2006. Reinstated in 2/08 after archdiocese could not substantiate the accusation.

Fr. James J. Bergin

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused of abuse of at least two minors. Died in 1992. One claim settled for $25K in Fall 1993. Weeks later, plaintiff was dead of a heroin overdose. His parents were furious that Rev. Alan Placa (for diocese) agreed to cash settlement with a person who was an active addict. Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of Priest E matches a public allegation against Bergin. Named in a 2003 civil suit. Included on the diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Charles E. Bermingham

Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Aidan's in Williston Park where, per the list, Bermingham was assigned in 1952 for an "unknown" period of time, and again in 1952, length of assignment "unknown." A 1960 news article shows that he named pastor of St. Aidan's that year, and had been there since 1952. It appears, per the Catholic Directories, that he was at the parish through his retirement in 1978. Died 12/21/03.

Fr. James Bernauer

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Named publicly as credibly accused of abuse of a minor(s) by the diocese on its list sometime after 9/21/17. Further, he was sued in 1991 by a woman claiming he harassed and molested her for a year while she sought counseling from him and while she was a part-time church office worker. Bernauer retired in 1991 and died 6/19/16.

Fr. John B. Berning

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Suits filed in 2003 by at least 7 plaintiffs. Berning admitted in 2002 letters to abuse of one youth. May also have admitted abuse of others. One accuser said he told an archdiocesan employee in 1963 but nothing was done. Berning retired in 1970 and moved to Florida. Privileges removed in 2003. Died at age 97 in 2004.

Fr. Gary D. Berthiaume

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Convicted of abuse of two minors in 1978 in Detroit. Served six months in jail, then transferred to the Cleveland diocese, where he allegedly offended again. Detroit victim filed civil suit in 1983. Another suit filed in 1999 alleging abuse in the 1980s. Was moved in 1987 to the Joliet diocese, allowed to work as a hospital chaplain by Bishop Imesch until 2002. The two had worked together at a MI parish in the 1970s. Living in an IL retreat house as of 2002. Laicization announced in 11/07. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. On Cleveland's list 6/21/19. Arrested in IL in 9/20 on charges of sexual assault in 1977 of a boy, age 14, at his Farmington MI parish. Charges in MI in two more cases in 6/21, also for abuse in the 1970s.

Fr. George C. Berthold

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A lawsuit filed in 2000 claimed molestation of a boy in 1972 while Berthold was assigned to St. Joseph's in Woburn. Archdiocese said it learned of allegations in 1999. While dean of St. John's undergraduate college in Brighton in 1995, he was accused of improper advances towards a freshman seminarian. Cardinal Law dismissed him but then allowed him to teach in NC in 1997. Archdiocese finally withdrew permission and he was fired. Personnel file released 12/02. Still on administrative leave 10/15; canonical proceedings in process. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Sr. Marlene Bertke

Order: OSB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

A former student nun filed a lawsuit 10/02 alleging that she was abused in 1959 in her first year at St. Walburg Convent by Sister Christopher, whose given name is Marlene Bertke. The student was 18 at the time. In the same suit, the woman also alleged that she had been previously abused at Villa Madonna Academy (a girls' school) by another nun and that a third nun also fondled her. Bertke is still an active nun in 2008, living in the Erie PA area.

Fr. John Patrick Bertolucci

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Per a 2002 lawsuit, Bertolucci sexually abused a boy 1976-79, beginning when the boy was age 12. Suit was filed after the plaintiff said Bertolucci harassed his parents by phone so that they would retract the claims. Bishop and Diocese were dismissed from suit in 7/03; suit against Bertolucci dismissed in 10/03. Bertolucci admitted sexually abusing teenagers in 1970s. Active until spring of 2002; asked for early retirement. Diocese permanently removed his facilities in 6/02. Opted to live "a life of prayer and penance" over laicization. Died 5/27/15. On diocese's list 11/30/18.

Fr. Robert Bester

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Named publicly as credibly accused of abuse of a minor(s) by the diocese on its list sometime after 9/21/17. It notes that Bester was a parish pastor until 1991, went on leave of absence 1991-94, had a hospital chaplaincy in the Duluth diocese 1995 until he retired 7/1/99. Reportedly worked in Anchorage AK 2001-05, when he was accused of soliciting sex from a man. The man sued the diocese. Bester was laicized 12/15/06 and died 1/2/19.

Fr. Edward F. Beutner

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Superior WI

Placed on leave in 2002 due to allegations. Accused by a man in 11/21/06 civil suit claiming abuse of 4 boys in late 1960s. Per plaintiff, his abuse occurred during an overnight trip to MN; suit filed in that state. Assigned to Cathedral of Christ the King 1966-68 and Holy Assumption Church 1975-78, as well as numerous other churches and colleges. A woman claimed she told Bishop Fliss in 2002 that Beutner had abused her 10 years prior. Beutner died 1/26/08. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Noted to have been assigned to the Christian Brothers' Mont LaSalle in Napa in 1987. Also resided with the Christian Brothers in Concord CA, Oakland diocese, 1982-86.

Fr. Vijaya Bhaskar Godugunuru

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

From India. Visiting friends in Florida and assisting at a local parish in 6/06 when accused of sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl. Arrested. Later pled guilty to aggravated assault. Did not serve prison time. Was forced to return to India as part of a plea deal. Civil suit filed in 2/08 by the girl's parents. He was working as priest in Sarteano, Italy until 4/18/10. Included on the Pensacola-Talahassee diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. David W. Bialkowski

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Ordained: 1988
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

"Rumors" in 1994 by Bialkowski's former pastor of a "love affair" with two teens. Police told diocese in 1995 they found Bialkowski with a 16-year-old boy in a car at night. Bishop Grosz was warned in the late '90s that the priest took teen boys into his bedroom. Removed from St. John Gualbert parish in Cheektowaga in 2/11 after accused of touching the upper thigh of a teen and making suggestive comments to him 10 years prior. Diocese first said Bialkowski was on medical leave, then admitted in 3/11 that it was administrative leave. Two additional accusers had come forward as of 3/8/11. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. Found in 3/18 working as organist for a Lutheran church in Tonawanda. Lawsuit 8/19 claims sex abuse of a boy, age 8, 1999-2000, during counseling at St. John Gualbert. Removed 5/1/20 from diocesan payroll as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. Earl Charles Bierman

Ordained: 1957
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

First complaints received in 1961. May have abused 100s of boys. Long time Covington Latin School faculty member; diocese knew when he arrived at the school in 1968 that he had abused at least 50 boys. In and out of treatment, including Jemez Springs, NM in the Santa Fe diocese, where he was allowed to work at a parish and minor seminary. Assigned 1975-76 to St. Francis Seminary in the Altoona-Johnstown, PA diocese. Faculties removed 7/9/92. Convicted of abuse of 6 boys in 1993; received 20-year sentence. Died in prison 6/13/05. Sued in KY and NM. One case in 1995 went to jury verdict of $700K in punitive damages after diocese was accused of failing to reveal abuse of other victims. Another suit settled in 2003. New suit filed in Albuquerque 5/16 claiming abuse 1963-64 of a 15-year-old boy. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list.

Fr. Robert J. Biesinger

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

A lawsuit filed in Chicago in 3/95 alleged Biesinger sexually assaulted and abused a 15-year-old girl in 1974 on a trip to Chicago for drill team competition, and on other occasions. Biesinger resigned in 8/94 as pastor of a Cheektowaga parish, then retired. Diocese settled the suit in 1996 for $125K. A second woman came forward to allege that he had abused her in 1965 when she sought counseling as a 'young adult.' When confronted by the diocese about the allegation Biesinger said, "I can't remember, it was too long ago." He died 7/22/12. Included on the 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Alfred J. Bietighofer

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

At least four men alleged in 2002 that Bietighofer abused them late 1970s and early 1980s at Blessed Sacrament parish. Sent to St. Luke's for treatment 5/02; hung himself in his room. Worked in Peru in 1974 and 1986. A diocesan official knew of a complaint against Bietighofer in 1996. Claims against Bietighofer settled by Diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/03 where Diocese paid $21M to 40 people claiming abuse by 16 priests. Another accusation received in 12/09. Per a report commissioned by the diocese in 2019, there were 17 victims, ages 12-15, of abuse occurring 1959-89.

Sr. Gael N. Biondo

Order: OP
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

"Sr. Mary Gael." Left religious life in 1971 and married. In 1996 the Archdiocese and Order settled a civil suit filed in 1995 by a woman claiming she was sexually abused by Biondo as a high school student in the 1964-72, continuing into the girl's college years. Biondo, who denied the accusations, was the girl's freshman English teacher. She died in 5/20, at age 93.

Fr. Joseph E. Birmingham

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of abusing more than 50 boys and one girl, beginning in seminary. Archdiocese first learned of abuse in 1964 when he admitted abusing two boys. After transfer he reoffended and was transferred again. Sent for treatment in 1987 after he admitted abusing a boy same year. Died 4/19/1989. Paul Cultrera located other victims in 1995 and filed suit. Claim settled in 1996 for $50K. Hogan complaint filed 2002 by 53 victims; settled in 2003. Another lawsuit naming Birmingham and two others was settled for $475K in 12/08.

Mary Justa Birochik

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Entered the Convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame (S.N.D.) in 1939. Included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Worked at St. Joseph Orphanage 1950-52. Per her obituary, Birochik "shared her culinary skills" in the Dioceses of Covington, Lexington and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Died 5/23/02.

Fr. William Norbert Bischoff

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Bischoff's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Seattle, Great Falls, and Portland OR dioceses. Died 10/27/91. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/19. It notes abuse reported in 2009, occurring 1953-56, 1957-61 and 1962.

Fr. Honesto Bayranta Bismonte

Ordained: 1954
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From the Philippines. Arrived in CA 1981. Removed from ministry in 4/02 due to allegations of abuse of two sisters, ages 12 and 8, 1997-2003 at St. Joseph's in Pomona. Arrested. Pled guilty to misdemeanor battery in 2003. Received two years probation. Accused in a lawsuit 11/19 of sexually abusing a girl, ages 8-12, beginning in 1993. The abuse allegedly occurred at the girl's aunt's home while Bismonte was assigned to St. Anthony's in Gardena.

Fr. Bernard W. Bissonnette

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Worked in CT, MN and NM. Accused of abuse of numerous youths almost everywhere he served. One alleged victim known to have died by suicide. Named in 1997 civil suit. Another victim filed civil suit 2002 and in 7/06, CT Supreme Court ruled that the suit was timely filed and sent it back down to lower court to be tried. Laicized 5/20/05; announced 3/06. Cited in 11/08 RICO suit. Died 12/24/08. Accused in suit filed 11/15 of rape of a NM altar boy, who alleged rape also by Fr. James Porter. Accused in a 12/17/15 suit of raping an altar boy, age 7-12, hundreds of times 1968-73 at St. Alice's in Mountainair NM. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. Frederick J. Bistricky

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of boys. Complaints about Bistricky's behavior date at least to 1974, when parents of CYO teens wrote to the archbishop that Bistricky encouraged "mooning" and "streaking," appeared nude in front of the teens on a CYO trip and took a nude photo of a boy. Bistricky was reprimanded and sent to counseling. In 1997 the archdiocese received allegations Bistricky abused a boy, ages 13-16, in the early 1970s. Accuser said he was told Bistricky would have no contact with children, but in 2002 learned the priest was helping out at a local parish. Sklba was notified and immediately restricted Bistricky from active ministry. Allegations deemed credible but no prosecution due to SOL. In 2005 accused of abuse of an 11-year-old boy in 1968. Claim filed after 2011 archdiocesan bankruptcy of abuse including rape of an altar boy in the early 1970s. Bistricky died 12/17/06.

Fr. Albert Rene Blanchard

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

A woman told the diocese in 1993 that she sought counseling from Blanchard in 1971 at age 15. He was 30. The "relationship" lasted four years. He left the priesthood in 1977, was laicized in 6/80 and married. In 1993 the woman, the diocese and Blanchard settled after the review board found the allegations credible. In 2009 she complained after learning that he was working as a volunteer "social worker/ spiritual care coordinator" for the diocese resource group. It took the diocese a year to finally remove him. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 3/16. Its list updated in 6/21 shows his middle name as Rene.

Fr. Jody P. Blanchard

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Named publicly as accused by the Central and Southern Province of the Jesuits on its list 12/7/18. At Jesuit Community in Berkeley CA 1984. Worked at St. Charles Borromeo in Grand Coteau 1985-87, Loyola U's Catholic Center in New Orleans 1989-91. Also assigned at some point to Immaculate Conception in Baton Rouge and Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston. Left the Jesuits in 1994. Reportedly working in 2019 in Lafayette LA as a counselor to the elderly. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Kirby Blanchard

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Blanchard, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Served 40 years in churches in Duluth, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and beyond, including 17 years as a chaplain at St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd. Retired 12/5/93 and removed from ministry 12/27/95. Died 8/11/06. No further information revealed.

Fr. Mario Blanco

Order: SDB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Originally from Costa Rico. In 2002 lawsuit 9 men alleged that Blanco abused them when they were teens. May have been ordered out of the Diocese in 1973 after an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse. At least 1 settlement in 1991. By 1/04 at least 17 men had accused him of abuse. Civil trial set for 7/05 but 16 cases settled just prior to trial. Name included on the Archdiocese of Seattle's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. John Paul Blankenship

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Admitted in 1988 that he sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in 1982. He apologized to the victim and paid for his college education and counseling. Worked at the Petersburg Federal Correctional Center as chaplain for many years. Per a 1989 note, the Catholic chaplain regional superintendent for prisons knew of history. Forced to retire 8/02 after victim came forward. Criminally indicted; pled guilty to sodomy 1/03 and sentenced to indefinite supervised probation. On Sex Offender Registry. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Laicized.

Fr. Robert D. Blanpied

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wichita KS

Ordained for Wichita. Incardinated in 1969 into the Diocese of Pueblo. Lawsuit in 1995 by a man claiming Blanpied abused him ages 10-13 in Wichita; dismissed on SOL. In a 1994 meeting with the Pueblo bishop, the man and his family, Blanpied had admitted improper touch 30 years prior, and to abuse of two other Wichita boys in about 1967-69. Removed 1994. Sent to treatment. Had moved to Utah, Salt Lake bishop warned not to give him faculties. Honored in 1998 for 50 years priesthood. Released from treatment in 1999; granted faculties by Salt Lake bishop. Removed in 2002 after the Dallas Bishops' conference. Died 10/03. On the diocese's 9/20/19 list of clerics with substantiated allegations. "Fr. H." in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19.

Fr. Eugene E. Blazek

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

A man filed a civil suit in 3/08 accusing Blazek of sexually abusing him as a minor for over a year "during or after 1979." Suit also mentions abuse of other youngsters. Blazek, although still part of Honolulu Diocese, had been serving as a military chaplain for over 20 years. He retired 6/1/07 and was living in Houston, TX per Catholic Herald.

Seminarian Rudy Blea

Order: OSB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Civil suit filed 6/10/94 alleged abuse of at least one youth during counseling sessions 1969-70. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17, as a Benedictine. Blea sued the archdiocese in 1994 and again in 2018, claiming he was never a member of the Benedictines, nor employed by them or in residence with them at any time during his life, nor has he ever been a brother, monk, deacon or priest in any diocese of the Catholic church. He said he did give talks at a retreat in Albuquerque that his accuser attended. Per the Sante Fe archdiocese on its list 3/8/19, Blea was in formation for the archdiocese 1969-76. Blea said he became a seminarian in 1974.

Fr. Delbert F. Blong

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Monsignor. Held prominent chancery positions. Accused of molesting a boy beginning when the boy was age 14 in 1971 and continuing for 22 years, and of infecting his alleged victim with HIV. His accuser lived in the rectory while he was a minor. A 1993 civil suit settled 12/94. Blong admitted a 'relationship' with the plaintiff but countersued, claiming plaintiff had given him AIDS. Diocese removed all privileges. Included in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. Six known victims, beginning in first assignment in the 1950s and continuing after treatment and transfers into the 1990s. The diocese knew of Blong's behavior as early as 1953. Died in 1999.

Fr. James R. Blume

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Originally a member of the Bros of Holy Cross; later ordained. A man filed suit in 1991 alleging abuse 1982-85. The man first complained in 1988 or 1989; Bishop forced Blume to resign in 1989 after he completed therapy. Suit settled in 11/92. A second man filed suit in 1992 alleging abuse at a different assignment 1985-87. Also worked in Milwaukee, in the 1970s. Laicized 6/23/07. Criminal charges filed in 8/09. Convicted in WI in 1/10; sentenced to 20 years' prison. Appeal denied in 11/12. On Ft. Wayne diocese list 9/18/18. It notes five credlble allegations.

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Fr. John Bocciarelli

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Archdiocese received a report in 1997 that Bocciarelli performed oral sex on a 9- or 10-year-old boy in the late 1960s. Same plaintiff also alleged abuse by Joseph Fugulo in the same time period. Only first name and parish noted in Boston documents; identity of priest confirmed through Official Catholic Directory. Returned to Italy in 1995 or 1997, per obituary. Died 4/19/98 in Arco, Italy. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database, possibly because he was an Order priest.

Fr. Peter Bodenschatz

Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named in the 3/1/16 PA Grand Jury Report on the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown among priests "alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children." A man reported to Bishop Adamec in 2002 that Bodenschatz sexually abused him on many occasions when the man was an 8th grader and altar boy, in 1940. Bodenschatz was "associated with" St. Mary's in Nanty-Glo, PA during the time of the alleged abuse. Died 6/10/61.

Fr. Charles F. Bodziak

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Placed on leave in 1/16 pending diocesan investigation into allegations of child sex abuse 30 years prior. Per the PA's 3/1/16 GJ Report, in 2003 a woman reported to the diocese that in 1971, when she was age 16 and in foster care, Bodziak had sexual intercourse with her repeatedly. She said he would pick her up in his car and take her to a place where teens would "make out." She was blamed for having a "love affair" with a priest and removed from foster care. Bodziak was assigned to St. Agnes in Lock Haven at the time. Lawsuit in 6/16 by two sisters, ages 47 and 49, alleging sexual abuse by Bodziak when one was in grades 2-6, the other when she was ages 8-14 during 1974-81. Bodziak was assigned to St. Leo's in Altoona at the time. He denied allegations. Suit dropped 12/17 due to 2-year statute of limitations. Revived in 6/19. It claims diocese received complaints in 1993 and 2003 and kept them in their "secret archive." In 7/21 the state Supreme Court dismissed the suit, citing the statute of limitations.

Fr. William Boffa

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Parish priest, high school chaplain, camp and retreat house directory, CYO director. Named publicly as accused by the Fall River diocese on its list 1/21. In 5/01 Boffa announced to his parish that he was going on leave to deal with stress and depression. Included on the diocese's list in 1/21 of credibly accused. Faculties noted to have been removed.

Fr. Leonard Adolph Bogdan

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as accused in Chicago Archdiocese report 3/20/06. Allegations made in 1983 and withdrawn 1986. Excardinated to Kalamazoo diocese 1/94. Retired from Kalamazoo 6/30/00. Moved to AZ. Accusation was reasserted in 8/01 and deemed credible in 9/01. Privileges removed 3/02.

Fr. James K. Bogert

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at the Nassau County Jail and Children's Center, where Bogert was chaplain beginning in 5/79, and at a movie theater, his car, private home in Clifton Park and Bogert's home on Long Island. Moved to the Diocese of Palm Beach in 12/92. Per the 2019 Catholic Directory Bogert was retired and living in Santa Cruz, NM.

Fr. Ronald William Bohl

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Accused of single incident in 1986 in Toledo OH diocese of making a sexual advance toward a minor. The 1993 settlement contained a confidentiality agreement. In treatment 1986-87, then reassigned to parish work. Removed from Louisville KY parish in 6/02. Also worked in Dubuque and Indianapolis archdioceses. Died 1/19/12 in KY.

Fr. Aime A. Boisselle

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Three men came forward 5/02 to allege that Boisselle had sexually abused them at Ste. Marie Church in Manchester in the early 1960s. Per documents released by the Attorney General 3/03, a college student had complained that Boisselle seduced him in 1983; there were complaints in 1995 or 1996 of youths at the rectory; the diocese knew about Boisselle having encounters with adults at gay bars and parks. At least some claims in 11/02 settlement with the diocese. Per the diocese's list 7/31/19, Boisselle (spelled Boiselle) was assigned to a life of prayer and penance. Deceased.

Fr. John Boland

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Accused of sexually abusing 14-year-old boy 2/83 in Winslow AZ. Arrested; charged with 4 misdemeanors/1 felony. Plea agreement 6/93; 3 misdemeanors dropped. Sentenced 9/83 to probation on misdemeanor; felony dropped. Boy and family never testified and were never informed of results except that charges were being dismissed and Boland would be transferred. Name given to diocese in 2005 but information "discovered" in 2009 file review. Removed 2/09. Returned to Ireland in 2010. Settlements pending.

Fr. Paul J. Bolduc

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused on 8/21/02 of sexually abusing a minor in approximately 1961. Put on administrative leave 8/27/02 by Cardinal Law. Died 12/2009. Boston AD database in 8/11 says no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical invest

Fr. Michael C. Bolesta

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Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of at least 11 male teenagers ages 16-17 in 1990-1991. Evaluated at St. Luke's treatment center. Reassigned. Died in 1/04. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Archdiocese later said allegations were credible.

Fr. Anthony Bolger

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Ordained for Diocese of Santa Rosa. Excardinated to Honolulu 6/18/84. Accused of abusing a boy at St Anthony's in Kailua 1978-81. Bolger was teacher at the school. Civil suit filed 5/8/13. Same plaintiff says he was abused by Bishop Ferrario while Ferrario was still priest at St. Anthony's. Possibly named as accused (but not defendant) in original suit against Ferrario. Died 1/7/15 in Tijuana, Mexico, where he had been living. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes he was accused in 1994 of abuse of a minor 1972-73, and that Honolulu was notified in 1994.

Fr. Jacob Bollmer

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/6/18. Assignments included Catholic Social Servixed 1969-87 while living at Village of St. Joseph, and Cathedral of Christ the King 1968-69. An alleged victim said in an 11/18 news interview that when he was age 15 in the 1970s, Bollmer asked him to pull his pants down at his St. Joseph Village residence. The man said he reported the incident to the archdiocese after the clergy abuse crisis in Boston was revealed in 2002. Bullmer was removed from ministry in 1987, and died in 2000.

Fr. Donald Bolton

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Parents from St Gregory Thaumaturgus parish in the town of North East PA complained to DA that Bolton had molested their daughter for two years. The Redemptorists had promised that he would not work with children but the parents learned he was teaching at school in NY. Bolton was charged in 11/86 with one count each of indecent assault and corruption of minors. He pled guilty and received three years probation in 2/87. Bolton had been transferred from St Gregory's to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Brooklyn NY, which maintained a grammar school and a high school, and then in 1987 to do promotional work at Holy Family Retreat House in Hampton VA. Bolton agreed to enter treatment program. Police knew of other victims but stated that statute of limitations had run. Also worked in Brazil and in other US dioceses including New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Brooklyn and Albany NY, Orlando FL, and Richmond VA. Bolton died 10/27/06.

Fr. Wilfrid F. Bombardier

Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Ordained for the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers in Cleveland. Did much missionary work. Joined the Manchester diocese in 1970. Was working in Albuquerque NM when accused in 1993 of abuse of two boys at St. Charles parish 1966-70. Also accused of abuse in Manchester in 1975. Admitted to short-term relationship with a male in the Philippines. First listed as retired in the 1986 Directory. Died 9/16/00. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Lawsuits in Albuquerque by two men in 1/18 claiming abuse as boys by Bombardier. Accused in 11/18 suit of sex abuse beginning in 1967 of a boy, age 13, while teaching him to swim and on overnight in a cabin in the Sandia Mountains. On Manchester diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Louis A. Bonacci

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accusation received in 4/11 that Bonacci improperly touched a minor in a family home 1978-82 when he was assistant director of campus ministry at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. During investigation a second accuser was located. Removed 4/11 from duties in Scranton and, in 6/11, head of Order permanently removed him from active ministry. On Scranton diocese's list 8/18; assigned there 2003-2011. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018, where he was Wheeling Jesuit U. campus minister 6/99-2003. On the MD Province Jesuits' list in 12/18. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Kenneth P. Bonadies

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Ordained for the Diocese of Steubenville. Absent on leave for four years before assigned in 1980 to St. Bartholomew's in Manchester, CT. Retired in 2004. Settlement in the low six figures announced by attorney Garabedian in 5/21 of claims that Bonadies sexually abused a boy, ages 14-17, 1981-85. Bonadies was a teacher and director of theater and choir at East Catholic High School in Manchester during the time in question and the boy was a student. The abuse allegedly occurred at the school and in the St. Bartholomew parish rectory. Bonadies was reportedly removed from ministry in 2018. Name added to the diocese's list of credibly accused in 5/21. Living in 5/21 in FL.

Fr. Joseph E. Bonafed

Ordained: 1992
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Pastor of Holy Family in West Newton and St Edward's in Herminie in 8/18 when suspended due to an allegation that he sexually abused a minor 28 years prior. A canonical investigation deemed the allegation unsubstantiated, as announced in 10/19. The review board did find "inappropriate conduct in the workplace." Bonafed resigned from his parishes and was to go on leave of absence. (Per news in 2010 Bonafed was struck in the head with a blunt object by a burglar in the rectory.)

Fr. Leo Bonfadini

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. Allegation to diocese in 1994 that Bonfadini sexually abused a boy, age 17, while assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe. When confronted, Bonfadini did not confirm nor deny, but said he had "made regrettable decisions... ." Sent to St. Luke Institute for treatment. Voluntarily relinquished his faculties in 5/95. Went on to become a U.S. Air Force officer, V.A. counselor, then wellness coordinator and pastoral counselor for a nonprofit in Trinidad, CO. In 10/19 Bonfadini denied raping the boy.

Fr. Herman Bongers

Ordained: 1939
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 2005 of abuse of five boys at St. Vincent's orphanage in 1966. Died in 1971. Case settled 2/17/06. Earliest known abuse was 1948. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 7/14/08.

Fr. John L. Bonn

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 2011 of fondling a girl, age 4, in her bedroom in 1969 and once again in the next 5 years. Revs Michael Broderick and William Dawson also accused. Settlement in the Davenport bankruptcy. Review board reportedly considered allegations credible. Diocese refused to list the names of these 3 and 15 other priests on their site. Bankruptcy Court ruled in the alleged victim's favor in 8/12; 3 names were posted separately from main list. Bonn taught at Boston College; was WWII Navy chaplain in Ottumwa IA. Died 1/17/75.

Fr. Joseph P. Bonner

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18. Retired 1998. Report to diocese in 5/02 that Bonner molested a boy in 1975. The boy and his family were visiting from Arizona and stayed the night in the rectory. Bonner allegedly got into bed with the sleeping boy who awakened while the priest was fondling him. Bishop Timlin said the diocese was not responsible and that the accuser should contact Bonner. Settlement 1/03 for $25K with confidentiality agreement. In 11/04 a 47-year-old more alleged sex abuse by Bonner at age 14-16. Diocese agreed to pay for 20 counseling sessions for the accuser. Bonner died in 2007.

Br. Everard J. Booth

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Jesuit brother. Died in 1986. Named publicly by the Central and Southern Province Jesuits in 2/27/20 as credibly accused of sexual abuse occurring in approximately the 1960s. More than one allegation. Worked at Jesuit High School, St. Charles College in Grand Coteau and at colleges in what later became Sri Lanka.

Fr. James T. Booth

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

A woman filed suit in 2/03 alleging that Booth abused her when she was age 15 in the late 1960s. A second woman filed suit in 12/03 alleging that he molested her 1965-67. He left the priesthood in 1971 to marry a 19-year-old university student. He later became an Episcopal priest, living in California. He denied all allegations. Name appears on list released by San Diego Diocese 3/07. Personnel file released 10/24/10. Died 1/24/12.

Fr. Jose Angel Borges Flores

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Northeast Jesuits on its list updated 11/1/19. It notes a report received in 2019 of abuse of a minor, possibly in 1977. Borges worked in El Paso, TX 1963-66, then in Puerto Rico 1973-88 and 1991-2000. He died in 2007. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese in this database, which is where the NE Province is headquartered.) Added to the Jesuits Central and Southern Province List 2/27/20.

Fr. Ronald Borman

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1992
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Arrested 10/11/06 on charges of internet child seduction. Employed by Louisville KY archdiocese as a teacher 1978-85. Worked as a priest 1992-98 in the Lansing MI and Toledo OH dioceses and the Indianapolis IN archdiocese. Left the priesthood in 1998. Taught in Louisville archdiocesan schools until 2001, and in Louisville public middle schools until his arrest. Pleaded guilty 2/09 to 1 count of possession of child porn. Sentenced to 30 month in prison.

Fr. Barry F. Bossa

Order: SAC
Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pled guilty in 1974 to charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy. No jail time. Order knew but allowed ordination. Two victims filed suit in Boston in 2002. They alleged he performed oral sex on them as 8- and 10-year-olds in Bridgewater in the 1970s when he was a "parish brother." Was working in the in NY archdiocese in 2002. Transferred to Rome after NY archdiocese pulled his privileges. MA charges filed and attempts made to extradite him. Died in 5/07. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. John Raymond Bostwick, III

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Ordained for Baltimore archdiocese, transferred to Richmond diocese. On loan to Mt. St. Mary's College in MD in 1996 when accused of sex abuse of a boy 1980-82 in Harrisburg, PA. Assigned to the Lafayette, LA diocese 1992-96 at request of his friend, a Lafayette Bishop. Suspended from duties in LA when charges surfaced and was to be sent to treatment. Another allegation of attempted molestation of a 14- to 15-year-old boy in VA in the summer of 1987. On Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report. Added 9/18 to Baltimore list. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19.

Br. Joseph Botto

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

The Salesians reportedly received allegations in 2010 against Botto. In 3/20 Botto's name was included on the Salesians' list of credibly accused. It did not specify number of allegations, gender or age of victim(s) or where the abuse occurred. Botto made his profession as a Salesian brother in 1932. He worked at schools in Marrero, LA, Boston MA, Tampa FL, Paterson NJ, Miami FL. He died in 2000.

Fr. Dennis Bouche

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Named publicly as accused by the Green Bay diocese in its list 1/17/19. It notes a single substantiated allegation of abuse in about 1955-56. Bouche died 4/2/95. On the Fargo diocese's list 1/2/20, where he was assigned at some point. No known allegations of abuse there. On the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20.

Fr. Clarence R. Boucher

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A woman gave public testimony in 2/07 that Boucher had touched her inappropriately when she was 13. Incidents were said to have occurred at St. Jean the Baptiste in Lynn. His behavioral habits with young girls were allegedly well-known within the parish. He retired in 1982 and died in 2001. Boston AD database 8/11 reported no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Claude P. Boudreaux

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Boudreaux, an 80-year-old teacher at Jesuit High, was placed on leave in 1/05 after a complaint of abuse occurring 30 years prior. His Order found the allegations credible. He was sent out of state for treatment, then lived in Jesuit communities in New Orleans and Wauwatosa WI. In nearly 50 years as a priest, Boudreaux's assignments included work as a missionary in Sri Lanka and India, at the order's headquarters in Rome, and ministry to other Jesuits in Mobile and New Orleans. He also taught at Jesuit high schools in Dallas TX and Shreveport LA. Died 8/5/16. On the Jesuits' Central and Southern list 12/7/18. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese's list 1/11/19, his home diocese, where he had "offered weekend assistance."

Fr. Albert L. Boulanger

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Multiple allegations early 1960s-2003. Repeated admissions by Boulanger; sent to therapy and returned to active ministry multiple times. Also received treatment for alcohol abuse. Retired 2000. Placed on leave 2/02 when three additional accusations surfaced. Died 6/02. At least one claim included in an 11/02 settlement involving 28 priests.

Fr. Raymond A. Boulanger

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Boucher's personnel file was one of several released to the public in 12/02 because it contained allegations of sexual abuse. Boulanger, then 81, said he used to give girls affectionate hugs and believes that one of the mothers must have misinterpreted what he was doing and filed a complaint. He denied misconduct. Reportedly, no clear accusations were found in his file. Died 2/12/10. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Br. Xavier Leonard Boulanger

Order: FMS
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In a 2005 civil suit a man alleged that he was abused as a minor by Br. Leonard Xavier, a teacher at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, in 1967-68.The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Br. Leonard died in 1987. His obituary gave his name as "Xavier Leonard Boulanger." Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. A man in his 60s sued in 5/17, alleging abuse at Central Catholic as a boy by Boulanger and three other Marist brothers. Said he told the principal, but no action.

Fr. Garry Boulden

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

A woman filed suit in 2004 alleging that Boulden molested her beginning when she was age 12 and a student at a Spokane parish school in the 1970s and '80s. The parish pastor was reportedly informed at the time, and his response was to blame the girl and ask why she was threatening the career of a "fine young priest." Boulden denied the allegations. He moved to Seattle in 1983, doing occasional parish ministry. He was working in 1987 for the Mayor's Office for Senior Services and was hired in 1989 by the Police Dept. Removed from ministry in 2002. Seattle Police knew of allegations by 2003. Per bishop in 11/07, the allegations were credible. Name included on the Archdiocese of Seattle's 1/15/16 list. Placed on leave by the Seattle Police Dept. in 2/20 after public pressure.

Fr. Normand J. Boulet

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Boulet's name was included on a list of 21 Fall River diocese priests accused of abuse which the District Attorney released in 9/02. List shows two alleged victims. Both 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories show him "on sick leave." Died 3/23/15. Included on the diocese's list in 1/21 of credibly accused. It notes that his faculties had been removed.

Fr. Stanley C. Bourassa

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

On 1/24/14, the Crookston diocese released a list of accused persons, including Bourassa, who previously was not publicly known to be accused. The diocese provided no information about the allegations against Bourassa. He was trained at Nazareth Hall Preparatory Seminary in St. Paul and St. John's University/Seminary in Collegeville. Bourassa worked in the Crookston diocese his entire career, as a parish priest, high school teacher, and diocesan school administrator. He was made monsignor on 4/11/90. Died 8/11/04. Accused in a 5/16 lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor 1965-68 while at Sacred Heart in East Grand Forks.

Fr. Francis C. Bourbon

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Maryland Province on its list in 12/18. It notes a "single allegation of unwanted kiss." Incident alleged to have occurred around 1985 in Buckingham, VA. Bourbon died in 2007. On the Jesuits MD Province list 12/17/18. Included on the Scranton diocese's list 12/22/18. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19 (with middle initial R.) On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Real Bourque

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1979 and 1994 of abusing male minors in the late 1970s at the Oblates' center in Natick MA, where he was Director. Abuse alleged also from his time as Director of a retreat house in ME. Bourque was reassigned by Cardinal Medeiros after allegations in 1981 and continued in ministry until admitting abusing teens in the 1990s. Sent to treatment in 1979 and again in 1994. Employed by EWTN for 12 years, prior to and after his 1994 treatment, including appearing on TV and youth ministry. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.

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Fr. Donald J. Bowen

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Sexually abused a girl, ages 9-16, in the late 1960s-early 1970s. He wrote letters saying that he would leave the priesthood to marry her. She told the diocese in 1990 and accepted a $200K settlement in 1992. Bowen was an active priest in Bolivia with the Society of St. James for 28 years before his indictment in Boston in 2002. Charged with indecent assault and battery of a person under 14 and lascivious acts on a person under 16. Pled guilty in 2005. Sentenced to 2 years in jail, 10 years probation and registration as a sex offender. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that Bowen was laicized in 2007.

Fr. Robert F. Bower

Ordained: 1959
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Arrested in 1999 on charges of downloading internet child pornography. Charges were later dropped on a legal technicality. Resigned from priesthood in 4/02 after a newspaper reported on his 1999 arrest. Three women said they had spoken with Bishop Michael Murphy in 1982 to complain that Bower had been receiving porn at church, but no action. One of them was fired from her job as Bower's secretary. These women filed suit in 4/03 against the diocese, Bishop Trautman and retired Bishop Murphy, alleging slander after Trautman disparaged the women in a 2002 public letter and instructed priests to sermonize against them. The complaint was dismissed by a court; the dismissal was upheld 7/04. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 7/25/20.

Fr. Richard J. Bowles

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of St. Augustine FL

Monsignor. Resigned in 2003 after admitting to molesting a boy 34 years prior. The diocese investigated after someone reported the molestation in 8/03. Shortly after the abuse in 1969, Bowles underwent a psychiatric evaluation. In 9/03 a second man came forward to allege abuse by Bowles at age 15 in 1971. His parents had complained to diocese the same year. This accuser filed suit 5/05 in and settled in 10/05 for $30K. Included on the diocese's list 11/6/20. Also included on the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese's list of credilbly accused. Died 12/22/13.

Fr. Robert A. Bowling

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Louisville. Transferred to Reno NV in 1969, where he was incardinated in 1972. In 2002 at least 9 women claimed that he abused them between the mid-1950s and 1963 when they were minors in KY. He is also accused of molesting adult women in Reno. Louisville settled with 11 victims 6/03 as part of a $25.7M settlement. Bowling died in 6/03. On the Louisville archdiocese's list of accused in 2019. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.

Fr. Robert Peter Bowman

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Former Vicar for Administration. Retired in 2001. Removed from duties 5/02 after allegations surfaced 4/02 of sexual misconduct with a minor more than 45 years prior. Another allegation of inappropriate behavior apparently made but was found unsubstantiated by the Fitness Review Board who termed it "horseplay that might have been misinterpreted." Files released by archdiocese in 11/14 show allegations of abuse of at least 11 children by Bowman, mostly during 1950s to the 1980s. Archdiocese found 7 of the cases "credible," with victims ages 8-16. Vatican ordered permanent removal of Bowman from public ministry 9/05. Died 4/11.

Fr. Eugene R. Bowski

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV

M.S.s.A priest. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Wheeling-Charleston diocese in 11/18 for the alleged abuse of a child in 1982. The allegation was reported 3/25/82; he was removed the same day from the diocese. Also worked in dioceses including Santa Fe and Gallup. Faculties withdrawn in the Gallup NM diocese in 2014 after he allegedly solicited an 18-year-old male for sex, whom he was said to have been grooming while he was a minor. Added to Gallup diocese's list 12/10/18. Per list updated in 8/19, Bowski is deceased.

Fr. George Boxelaar

Order: OCarm
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

From Holland. In U.S. at Carmelite Priory in Mantzville PA 1954-56, then Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish in Middletown NY and area mission parishes 1956-57, and again 1962-85. Complaint to order of sex abuse of 7-year-old altar boy in 1973. Parents did not press charges when they learned their son would have to testify. Other families said Boxelaar molested their preadolescent sons, but wanted to keep it quiet. More complaints to order in the 1980s. Quietly sent back to Holland in 1985. Died in 1990. After news in 2002 of accusations against Boxelaar, at least 25 more men surfaced, saying they, too, were molested by the priest as little boys. The order acknowledged having received 1 complaint in the 1970s and 5 in the 1980s. Three lawsuits in 2019 claimed abuse of altar boys in 1970s and '80s. Suit in 7/20 by 8 men; all said Boxelaar told them the abuse was normal and "in keeping with Dutch customs."

Fr. John Boyd

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Ordained: 1914
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Diocese settled one case in 4/05 for an undisclosed amount after a woman alleged that Boyd molested her over 25 times when she was ages 7-8 in 1957 at St. Joseph's School in Laconia. She said he would make her perform oral sex on him and would sometimes give her $1.50 after the abuse. Boyd died in 1968. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Richard Boyd

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Convicted in 1984 of possession of hundreds of items, including about 20 magazines, plus photos and albums, of teenage boys younger than 18 engaged in sex, court records show. Completed 2-year probation and 6-month treatment at a Catholic facility in MA. Responding to concerns of parishioners in 2003, the Crookston review board found no evidence of abuse. A police investigation found photos of nude young men, not evidently underage, posted by Boyd on the internet. Boyd denied wrongdoing. He took indefinite leave of absence and resigned from parish in 2003 saying 'innuendo and gossip' destroyed his credibility as minister. Laicized in 2006. Boyd's appeal was pending. Added sometime after 9/21/17 to the diocese's list of those with credible accusations against them of abuse of minors.

Fr. David J. Boyea

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Accused of abusing 9-12 boys over five years. A woman said she told Auxiliary Bishop in 1979 that Boyea had molested her son. A $12M civil suit was filed 11/86 on behalf of three victims; suit is believed to be sealed. In 8/85 Boyea pled guilty to one criminal charge and was sentenced to 10 years in jail. Petition to reduce sentencing denied 9/88. Released 1995. Lifetime listing on sex offender registry. Bishop Bornea withdrew from public ministry in 9/18 after admitting he failed to report Boyea's abuse in 1979. Boyea included on Green Bay diocese's list 1/17/19. It notes he went "on leave" in 1985, and was laicized in 1990. Also, multiple substantiated allegations of abuse in about 1977-85.

Fr. Leland Boyer

Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Sued in 2003, accused of abusing 1973-82. L.A. archdiocese in 2004 counted two accusers. Retired 1/15/94. Died 1/14/03. Personnel file released in 1/13 revealed three complaints 1990-2002. Placed on restricted ministry in 1995 after a man alleged that Boyer molested him in the rectory at least twice at age 13 in 1982-83. File revealed another complaint from the early 1980s involving open-mouth kissing of a young man. Three more complainants known.

Fr. Martin M. Boylan

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Suspended 4/1/16 after an 18-year-old male reported sex abuse at age 8 by Boylan. The accuser said the incident occurred at St. Vincent's Camp in Honesdale and that it included anal penetration. Boylan denied the allegation. Sent to St. John Vianney Center for treatment. State police investigated; closed case in 8/17 because the young man refused to testify. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18. Accused in 1993 of sexual harassment of a male Marywood College student. On leave 6/93-1/94, sent to Downington for treatment, then made Administrator of St. Rita's in Gouldsboro. Per the Diocesan Review Board in 1996, Boylan often requested of Bishop Timlin that he be made a pastor, and that the Board repeatedly objected. Timlin appointed Boylan pastor of St. Rita's in 1997, after which he was pastor of 7 other parishes.

Fr. Edmund J. Boyle

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Convicted

Died: 02/12/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Convicted in 1987 of lewdness with a child in Reno, NV. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse in the 1960s in Portland. In 2005 three siblings (two girls and a boy) settled claims against the Seattle archdiocese for $1.1M. Other claims were still pending. Accused of molesting at least 9 boys and girls in OR, WA, and NV. Died 2/12/95. One claim settled in Seattle in 10/07 for $270K. Four others settled in 2009. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, established or determined to be credible. Worked at St. James Cathedral 1955-64, and Mt. St. Vincent in Seattle 1979-84. On the Reno diocese's list of credibly accused 4/5/19 and the Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.

Fr. Edward C. Boyle

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Died in 11/87. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list released 1/15/16 of clergy and religious for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, established or determined to be credible. Worked in the archdiocese 1940-87, in Kenmore, Longview, Everett, Arlington, Sedro-Woolley, Bremerton, Renton, Seattle, and Bellevue.

Fr. John J. Boyle

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Boyle abused 5 boys 1958-82. In 1969 a father reported to the diocese and PA State Police that Boyle abused his 12-year-old son. Per Bishop Hogan's notes there was sufficient evidence for charges, but Boyle "could move." Boyle put on "sick leave" then reassigned. Boyle abused another boy, age 15, in 1971. In 1973 he plied a 14-year-old boy with alcohol to the point of unconsciousness, then raped him for the first of numerous times over 2 years. In 1982 he began a year of sexual assaults on a 16-year-old boy, giving him alcohol and lavish gifts. In 1992 the diocese received a report that Boyle abused a 10- or 11-year-old boy 1958-60. Abuse included fondling, masturbation and oral intercourse. Not until 1995 did Bishop Adamec send Boyle to treatment and allow him to retire. Boyle was subject of 3 lawsuits in 2003. In 5/04 diocese paid $3.71M to settle claims by 21 people alleging abuse by 11 priests, including Boyle. Died 12/14/11.

Br. David B. Burton

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Included on the order's list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014. No details provided as to when and where the alleged abuse occurred. Placing Burton in the Archdiocese of Newark, where the Irish Christian Brothers' North American Province is based.


Br. Gerald K. Barry

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Included on the order's list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014. No details provided as to when and where the alleged abuse occurred. Placing Barry in the Archdiocese of Newark, where the Irish Christian Brothers' North American Province is based.


Fr. H. Cornell Bradley

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed from ministry 1/06. Name released 1/07 when Order admitted that he had engaged in "sexual misconduct" with an adult in the early 1980s in Baltimore. Another 2006 accusation involved a minor at Gonzaga College H.S. in Washington DC in 1973. First two accusations involving minors made in 1993. Sent for treatment and returned to ministry by Order in 1995. Assigned to St. Joseph Univ. until 01/06. Also worked in NC, Philadelphia and India. Five more complaints received as of 3/07. On Jesuits' MD Province list 12/18. Left the Order in 2007. Police report filed in Charlotte NC 3/5/19 by a man alleging Bradley and Fr. Damian Lynch each abused him as a teen in NC in the 1990s. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19. On Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. John A. Bradley

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Per 12/03 news, a woman had filed suit alleging that when she was 17 and pregnant in the early 1960s, her family sent her to live with friends in Fresno. Suit says that Bradley, a priest at St. Agnes Mission, abused her for five months while she was pregnant. He is not indexed in Official Catholic Directory after 1970.

Fr. Theodore F. Xavier Bradley

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

In a 1994 lawsuit a woman accused Bradley of using premarital counseling to break up her engagement and start an affair with her. She was 17 when counseling started. The woman won a settlement, amount unknown. Bradley "retired" in 1995 but apparently was allowed to return to limited ministry. Placed on leave in 2002. Another woman filed suit in 5/04 alleging that she was sexually abused as a 5-year old by Bradley 1969-70. In 4/07 he reportedly would continue to draw a pension from the Diocese. No privileges.

Fr. Daniel Patrick Brady

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2002 of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in 2019. One known allegation, received in 2/94, of abuse 1961-63 while at Holy Ghost in Hammond. Left Baton Rouge 1964. Brady died in 1999.

Fr. Martin Alfred Brady

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named in a 2/05 suit. Accused of abuse of 16-year-old boy in late the 1970s, when Brady was his teacher at Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg. Also worked in MN, VA and WV. Reportedly removed from ministry in 1972. Died 3/03 in Wheeling WV diocese. (The plaintiff in the 2/05 suit had become a priest; the diocese placed him on leave after he filed suit; he resigned from active priesthood in 4/06.) A second man came forward in 2012 to report a confidential settlement with Order and Barry Robinson High in 2003 and 2004. Diocese refused to settle. On Richmond diocese's list 2/15/19.

Fr. Robert J. Brague

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

In 1988 Bishop Timlin learned that Brague was involved in 'sexual relationship' with girl starting when she was age 17. Brague denied initially but confessed when the girl got pregnant. Civil suit filed. Settled in 1995. Brague moved to the Venice FL diocese and continued as a priest until his death in 1997. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. James E. Braley

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pastor of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Plymouth when removed in 2/12 after a recent allegation of abuse of a minor in the early 1980s. Archdiocese notified authorities and began its own investigation. Braley denied the allegation. Assigned to St. Peter Parish in Cambridge 1975-81 and Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree 1981-86. As of 11/1/13, both a man and woman alleged abuse between 1975-1981. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Status on archdiocesan website changed 3/16 from "Case in Process" to "Found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior Priest."

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Named Wheeling-Charleston bishop 2005. Accused of abuse of boys in testimony in 4/12 trial of Lynn/ Brennan in PA. Bransfield denied. Resigned 9/13/18 after Pope ordered investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of adults and financial misdoings. Ministry restricted 3/19. Suit filed 3/22 by former personal altar server and secretary claimed Bransfield sexually harassed him for years and sexually assaulted him in 2014. Also, that he sexually abused J.E. and other adolescent and adult males, and diocese was aware in 2007 but no action. Settled 8/19. In 6/19 diocese said Bransfield sexually harassed young priests and misused funds. Gave large sums of money to cardinals, bishops and priests over the years. In 7/18 Pope said Bransfield must make amends, can't live in the diocese or celebrate liturgy publicly. Suit filed 9/19 by recent seminarian. Allegation 10/19 of inappropriate touch in 2012 of a 9-year-old girl. He denied.

Fr. Ronald E. Brassard

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Accused of abuse in a 1995 lawsuit. Plaintiff claimed he was age 13 and a student at St. Henry's Seminary in IL in the 1970s when the abuse began, and that several other priests also abused him. The diocese said that, due to inconsistencies, Brassard would remain in active ministry pending further investigation. He continued as pastor of Immaculate Conception in Cranston, RI and was appointed pastor of St. Mark's in Jamestown in 2015.

Fr. David Francis Braun

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Included in archdiocesan report 3/20/06. Per documents released 11/14, in 1963 Braun "attempted immorality " with 14-year-old male hitchhiker. Boy's father and police agreed not to press charges if church handled it. Admitted to sex with young boys as early as 1956. Would pick boys up in car after school and abuse, including sodomy, in car or in Forest Preserves. Placed on leave, sent to treatment, reinstated as assistant at Lincoln Park parish. Moved among a number of Chicago parishes, then Wilmette pastor. Alcoholic, began work with others in alcohol treatment at Lakeshore Hospital in 1970s. Pastor in Round Lake, Palatine, North Riverside. Retired 1992, lived in IL and FL. Allegation 1992 of abuse in 1960 of boy, age 13. In 1994 a woman reported abuse mid-1960s, age 4. Bernardin ordered restrictions. In 1995, a man reported mid-1960s abuse, age 10. Braun died 12/97. By 2008 two more men had come forward, one alleging 1954 abuse, age 12, the other said early 1980s abuse, at age 22.

Fr. Roberto Bravo

Order: OP
Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Accused of abuse of 6 teenage girls in 1999 in Antioch. He was reported to police but girls refused to testify and charges dropped. He was transferred to Utah and had similar problems there. Transferred to San Francisco and then to St. Albert's Seminary in Oakland in 2002. Several other abusers lived at the Seminary. Bravo was allowed to come and go freely. Left St. Albert's in 2/05 when they placed restrictions on him. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Vincent Ignatius Breen

Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Forced at age 70 in 1982 to retire, seek treatment, and leave area to avoid prosecution for fondling eight girls over a 1 1/2 year period. May have been as many as 100 victims, 1950s-1980s. In 1967 one girl disclosed abuse by Breen to a nun, who was her school principal; the nun is believed to have informed the diocese. Vicar General Macchi stated in 1982 that he had first heard "rumors" about Msgr. Breen three years prior. Died 12/31/86. Civil suit filed in early 2000s. New suit filed 11/10 claiming abuse in 1980-81. On diocese's list in 2019. Another suit in 10/19.

Fr. Francis T Brennan

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

In 1962 a 12-year-old altar boy at St. Therese's in Kingston Township alleged that in 1961 Brennan sexually abused him, including sodomy. He said he told a priest at his school, Fr. Michael Rafferty; Brennan was reassigned to a convent, then assigned in 1970 to a parish. Civil suit filed 2005; court ruled in 2006 that the plaintiff waited too long to file suit. In 4/10 a 65-year-old man told the diocese that Brennan molested him at age 15 or 16. Brennan died 7/28/74. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. James J. Brennan

Ordained: 1989
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in 1/06 of abuse 8 years prior; removed. Permanently removed 8/06, case referred to Vatican. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Charged in 2/11 with attempted rape of a 14-year-old boy in 1996, whose report led to Brennan's 2006 removal. Denied guilt. Tried with Msgr. Lynn, who was charged with child endangerment. Jury deadlocked on Brennan 6/22/12. Lynn convicted. Retrial of Brennan scheduled and delayed several times. Brennan freed on bail. In a 10/16 plea deal, pled no contest to second-degree misdemeanor assault. Given two years' probation. Laicization pending.

Fr. Joseph J. Brennan

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused in a lawsuit settled in 1/16 of sexually abusing a boy, ages 12-14, at St. Maurice's in Brooklawn, NJ 1957-59. Assigned to parishes in Ocean City, Somers Point, Westmont, Brooklawn, Camden and Swedesboro. Hospital chaplain in Camden for two years in the 1950s. On Sick Leave 1963-66. Died 9/28/76. On diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Michael Brennan

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Order: TOR
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Brennan, who were "likely involved in the sexual abuse of minors." Brennan was assigned in the diocese to Holy Family in Belle Prairie 1958-62, and Our Lady of the Angels Boarding School 1958-68.

Fr. Robert L. Brennan

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Many complaints about inappropriate or suspicious behavior with more than 20 boys dating to 1988. Remained active as chaplain at a nursing home for nuns until 2005 Grand Jury Report. Archdiocese removed him. Additional complaint of abuse in 1960s was substantiated; placed on permanent leave 8/07. Laicized 2017. New suit in 5/11. On 1994 secret list. Arrested 9/25/13 after report of abuse for 4 years in late '90s of a boy, beginning when the boy was age 11. Released on bail. Charges dropped. Alleged victim died 10/16/13 at age 26 of a drug overdose. Family filed civil suit 11/13. Settled 6/18. Arrested in 9/19, charged with lying to the FBI.

Fr. William G. Breslawski

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Monsignor. Complaint to the diocese in 2002 from a person alleging that Breslawski sexually abused their friend in 7th or 8th grade, in 1980. Diocese revisited file in 2018, gave accuser's name to D.A. and launched an internal investigation. Files showed another complaint in 2002 by two people alleging that in 1984 Breslawski was inappropriate with them; both were adults during the incident. Suspended in 9/18. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Philip Calixtus Breton

Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in 14 parishes. Placed on leave and returned to ministry three times--1950, 1951, and 1957. Retired in 1978. Died 4/13/84. Personnel files released in 12/02. Accused of abusing altar boys in both Boston, MA and Manchester, NH dioceses. Four claims were included in the NH 10/02 settlement for $950K. Abuse dates back to early 1950s; Boston, at least, knew then. Boston archdiocese's database 8/11 reported no formal determination of guilt because Breton died prior to a canonical investigation.

Fr. Laurence F.X. Brett

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Accused of abusing over two dozen altar boys and others, ages 10-18, in CT, NM, CA and MD. Two known female victims. Sent by Bridgeport diocese to treatment at Servants of the Paraclete in NM in 1964, after parents of one victim complained to papal nuncio and Brett admitted abuse. Settlement for $250K in 1994 to two victims molested in Sacramento, CA. Chaplain at Calvert Hall in Baltimore 1972-74, where 12+ boys alleged abuse, after 6 years of parish work. In MD Brett produced widely used Share the Word materials 1974-93. In 1990 Bishop Egan met Brett, who 'made a good impression'. Egan removed him from ministry in 1993 when suit was filed v Bridgeport diocese. Fled to Caribbean in 1993; reportedly continued contact with children there. Located in 2002 by reporters; fled again. Included on Baltimore archdiocesan list 9/25/02. Laicized in 2006. Named in 2008 civil suit. Died 12/25/10. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17.

Fr. Walter A. Breuning

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Retired in 1999. Removed from public ministry in 2002 after allegation of sexual abuse of minors 20-40 years prior, at least as young as age 9. Two brothers alleged he abused them in the late 1960s-early 1970s while assigned to St. Joseph's in Pekin. Three suits filed 12/05 alleged child sexual abuse. Name sometimes spelled Bruening. Suit dismissed by lower court but reinstated by Appeals Court 1/09. Settled. At least 12 accusers. On diocese's list 12/18, spelled "Bruening." Died 11/2/09. Shown on the diocese's list of accused in 1/20.

Fr. Michael E. Brewer

Ordained: 1986
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Accused in a 1993 lawsuit of allegedly fondling a 17-year-old boy in 1990, during an overnight at the rectory. When informed, the diocese's answer was "this happens to young men all the time" and that the victim "would get over it." Trial court dismissed 6 of 9 counts against defendants. Appeals court allowed claims of negligent supervision. MO Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that judges and juries should not question how the church supervises its clergy. Included on the diocese's list 9/5/19 of accused clergy, with multiple substantiated allegations. Denied allegations. Permanently removed from ministry. Moved to CO in 1995. Became an attorney, involved with a foundation in Boulder with a mission to serve disadvantaged youth and their families.

Fr. John J. Brickley

Ordained: 1935
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

A 1999 lawsuit settled in 2000 claimed Brickley abused a boy 1966-71, beginning when the boy was age 8. Another man said that Brickley abused him at age 12 and that he complained to the archbishop at some time after 1994. Brickley was placed on leave in 1998 and died the same year, on 10/30/98. At least one claim included in $2.6M settlement with Archdiocese in 3/07.

Fr. Donald P. Brickman

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Assigned to St. Joseph's in Cuyahoga Falls 1981-86, St. Bartholomew in Middleburg Heights 1986-89. Canon Lawyer for the Marriage Tribunal from 1989. Placed on leave in 2002 due to an allegation that he abused a minor in the late 1980s. Underwent evaluation and treatment then returned to ministry. Placed on leave in 2002. Named in a 2003 civil suit. Laicization announced 12/26/08.

Fr. Emmanuel Briffa

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Entered the Jesuits in 1948. From the Vice Province of Malta. Named publicly as accused by the Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Noted to have a single allegation against him of abuse, occurring in Canton OH in 1957 while visiting friends. Briffa was dismissed from the order in 12/63. Deceased. Allegation reported after his death.

Deacon George Brignac

Ordained: 1976
Status: None

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Multiple alleged victims, as young as age 3. Abuse included rape. Christian Brother; dismissed in 1960. Taught at St. Francis Cabrini Elementary School, St. John Vianney Prep and St. Matthew the Apostle. Ordained deacon in 1976. Assigned to Our Lady of the Rosary 1976. Worked 1984-88 at Cabrini High; a woman alleged he groped her as a student in 1984. Charged with sexual misconduct with juveniles in 1977; acquitted. Arrested 1980 and '88. No charges. Removed from ministry 1988. Settlement 5/18 of claims of abuse of a boy, age 8, over 3 years, beginning 1979. Outcry in 2018 when found Brignac was a Metarie parish lector. Also, access to children via the Knights of Columbus. New suit 10/18 claimed abuse 1977-82 of a Holy Rosary altar boy, ages 8-13. On archdiocese's list 11/02/18. Suit filed 12/18; settled 3/19. Arrested in 9/19, charged with first-degree rape. Pled not guilty 12/13/19. Died awaiting trial 6/29/20. Settlements with at least 17 men who claimed abuse as boys by Brignac. New lawsuit in 8/21.

Fr. Brian J. Brinker

Ordained: 1988
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

A woman filed a complaint in 1996 with police and the diocese accusing Brinker of inappropriately touching her 14-year-old son on a trip to San Francisco, and showing him pornographic movies in Las Vegas. Psychiatric report was completed. Brinker was kept in ministry. Placed on leave in 3/02 due to same allegation, later allowed to resume work. In 2005 the Vatican deemed the claims unsubstantiated. Suspended in 10/18 after new allegation of abuse of a youth 1993-97. Included in 1/21 on the Diocese of Fall River's list of accused, where he had limited faculties for family baptism.

Fr. Terence P. Brinkman

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

A man filed a civil suit in 7/10 alleging that Brinkman molested and raped him between 1974 and 1976 while assigned to St. Charles Borromeo in Houston. Placed on leave. Plaintiff alleged that in at least two incidents, Brinkman used chloroform to render him unconscious before raping him. In 11/10, the suit was dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Plaintiff requested new trial. Brinkman denied the allegations. In 1/20 Brinkman remains pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Baytown, his role since 2008.

Fr. Andrew Brizzolara

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Order: CS
Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Brizzolara resigned from his parish assignment in New Haven, CT 1/04 after allegations surfaced that he had molested a child in early 1980s when he was working in Boston Archdiocese. He was ordered to leave CT and to reside with members of his order in NY state. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards, related to 1/16 settlement with Scalabrinians.

Br. Joseph F. Brocato

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Bro. Romanus. Native of Italy. Given name was Salvador J. or Joseph F. Brocato Joined the Xaverians in 1926. Taught in KY, MA, MD, VA and Brooklyn NY. . Xaverians settled for 75k in early 2000s with a man alleging sexual abuse by Bro. Romanus over a 4-year period in the 1960s, when the man was a 10 to 13 year-old boy. Abuse reportedly occurred at in a classroom closet at Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School where Bro. Romanus worked, in bathhouse locker rooms and swimming pool changing rooms, and under the Coney Island boardwalk. Died 6/30/92. On the Xaverians' list 7/12/19.

Fr. Donald Eugene Broderson

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused in a 4/03 lawsuit of molesting an altar boy many times in the 1970s. Broderson was "forced into retirement" in 1991 and officially retired later. Diocese knew of complaints against him in 1991. Became a marriage family therapist/licensed hypnotist in Richmond, CA. Settlements in 2003. Admitted to abuse. Laicized 3/21/05. Six brothers sued in 2007. Case dismissed then reinstated 2/09 by appeals court. CA Sup Court dismissed 3/29/12. Broderson died 9/19/10. On diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Joseph F. Brodnick

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Placed on leave in 2002. Had previously been accused of an 'inappropriate relationship' with a girl in her late teens in the mid-1970s, while in Cleveland. Had been treated, evaluated and allowed to return to ministry in 1997 when transferred to the Rochester, NY diocese. Worked at St. Joseph's hospital since beginning 1/97. Rochester diocese and hospital knew of past allegations. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Raymond Leo Broering

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Included on the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Retired 8/1/95. Administrative leave 11/10/04. Died 3/12/13. Included on the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20, with one known credible allegation of abuse, occurring at Sacred Heart in Corbin in 1982.

Fr. Leonard W. Broughan

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Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of 2 youths. Diocese notified in 1993 and 1995. No assignments after 1994. Died 1998. Apparently he was a priest of the archdiocese when some of the abuse occurred but became a Carmelite order priest in 1986.

Fr. Louis Brouillard

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Extern from Agana, Guam diocese. Admitted to sex abuse of many boys on Guam as priest and scoutmaster; active there 1940s-1981. Duluth diocese released list 12/31/13. Worked in the diocese 7/81 to 11/12/85 before removal from ministry. No faculties. Living in Pine City MN in 12/13. Named in about 200 lawsuits. Complaints mostly of abuse of boys, including boys scouts and altar boys, and of at least 2 girls. Scoutmaster. Said to have taken nude photos of children, raped 10 boys each night in the '70s at a boy scout jamboree on Guam, engaged in group sex with children, took several altar boys to MN and Canada where he sexually abused them. Deposed age 96 10/31/17-11/3/17. Died 10/10/18.

Br. Robert Noel Brouillette

Order: CFC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

High School teacher and counselor, active 1960s-90s in HI, MA, MI, NM, IL. Arrested 1998 in IL for solicitation and child porn; convicted in 2000; got 4 years' probation. Accused in 7/02 suit of abusing IL high school student 1996-98. Suit alleged sex with minors at schools in HI, MA, MI and NM previously. Second suit 1/03. Living at Vianney Center in MO 2004; left Order and Center at probation's end. Suit 11/7/12. Part of Order's $16.5M settlement 5/13. Named by a man 4/4/14 suit in HI re abuse at Damien Memorial High. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of accused. Was at O'Dea High in Seattle 1968-70. Changed his name to Robert Sullivan.

Br. Louis Brouseau

Order: FSC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Brouseau and two other De La Salle Christian Brothers were accused in 1995 civil suits of independently molesting a young man over several years at St. Michael's school. The man's brother also claimed abuse by one of the Brothers. Brouseau later left the order and worked as a public high school principal. Case settled Fall 1996. On Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. New suit in 4/21.

Fr. Felix David Broussard

Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Arrested 7/27/16, charged with 500 counts of child porn possession (of children from infancy to age 12) after a technician discovered the images on Broussard's personal computer. Released on bail. Pastor of St. Bernard's and Chancellor of St. Bernard School in Breaux Bridge. Placed on leave. Pled not guilty 5/2/17. Pled guilty in 10/18. Sentenced to five years in prison. On diocese's list in 4/19.

Fr. Charles C. Brown

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. Allegations to the archdiocese in 2005 that Brown sexually abused a boy 1962-66, beginning when the boy was age 13. Faculties quietly removed. Brown was assigned during the time of the alleged abuse to St. Joseph's in Fort Collins. He transferred in 1970 to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Retired in 2002. Brown denied the allegations.

Fr. John Joseph Brown

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy, and who have not denied the allegation. Brown's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Worked in San Francisco, Seattle, Boise City, Helena, and Great Falls dioceses primarily in Native American mission schools and parishes. Name disappeared from Catholic Directory after 1973. Per Jesuits West list 12/7/18, alleged abuse of a minor 1953-59, reported in 2009. Died 8/26/87. On Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/18.

Fr. John T. Brown

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

A man alleged sexual abuse at age 10 by Brown during sex education 'examinations' in Waverly, MN in the 1960s. Suit asked Court to unseal Archdiocese's list of 33 credibly accused priests. Court documents in 2013 say church knew about Brown's examinations as far back as 1966 and that Brown admitted as many as 15 examinations between 1948 and 1966. Admitted looking but denied touching. He retired in 1991. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Archdiocese released list 12/05/13.

Fr. Richard Thomas Brown

Ordained: 1980
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused of molesting a teenage girl in 1981. Police notified. Transferred to parishes without notice to pastors. Rumors of behavior with 7th-8th grade boys. Removed from active ministry 1993. Per diocese in 2002, Brown was living "as a hermit in a New York monastery." Allegation 10/18 of abuse of a girl in the 1980s. Accuser said she told diocese in 2004. Report not in pages of Brown's file initially turned over to detectives; some info in pages later turned over. Also revealed Brown admitted to touching two juveniles in DC and TX. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Noted to be absent on leave. Diocesan headquarters raided by Dallas police in 5/19 related to this case and four others. Found by detectives in Pecos, NM; admitted to sexually abusing up to 50 children. Arrested 1/29/20 at the Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO, on charges he molested a girl 7/5/89 in Irving, TX.

Fr. Robert A. Brown

Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

Accused in 2005 of abusing a boy during a rectory overnight in 1970. Brown allegedly gave alcohol to a group of boys and masturbated the boy as part of the abuse. Accused also of abusing three of the boy's cousins on other occasions. Diocese announced in 2006 that it had received a credible allegation that Brown sexually abused a child 1976-78 together with Mr. Paul Ditto, a lay volunteer. Retired 1984. Died 10/7/91. On Steubenville diocese's list 10/31/18. On Columbus diocese's list in 9/19.

Fr. Robert L. Brown

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Allegation to the diocese in 2014 that Brown sexually abused a boy 1981-89 beginning when he was age 16. The boy was a parishioner of St. Catherine of Sienna in Franklin Square, and reportedly had gone to Brown for guidance. The abuse is said to have occurred during sleepovers in the rectory, and included rape. Brown's accuser said he told other priests about the abuse in confessions, but no one helped him. Brown died in the mid-1990s. Accuser received $500K in 2018 from the diocese. Accused in 2/19, along with Msgr. John McGann (later bishop) and Msgr. Edward Melton, of molesting two girls at St. Agnes parish. One of the women also said she was abused by the parish janitor, John Hanlon. Brown is deceased. The women and the brother of one of them sued the diocese in 10/19, claiming abuse as children. On diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Sylvester F. Brown

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Brown's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. List updated 06/23/14 to show that there were at least two allegations against him known by Diocese as early as 1985. He asked a minor male and an adult male to expose genitals under pretext of checking their development. Similar allegations made in 1992, 2003 and 2013 for 1963-71. He died 1/6/10. Added to Stockton diocese's list in 11/20, where he had faculties 10/1/08-10/6/08.

Bishop Tod David Brown

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Bishop of Boise City ID 1989-98; Bishop of Orange CA 1998-2012. Retired. A man came forward in early 2007 to allege abuse by Baker in Bakersfield in 1965 when he was approximately 12 years old. The man produced copies of correspondence to and from the Fresno diocese in 7/97 about the alleged abuse. He also wrote to Cardinal Mahony in 2002. Brown admitted in a deposition in 9/07 that he had been accused and that the church had investigated. He denied the abuse. Retirement announced 9/12.

Fr. Wayland Yoder Brown, Jr.

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

First complaint in 1969 when Brown was lay CCD teacher in Savannah. Ordained by Bishop Lessard despite advice from Vocation Director. Complaints through late 1980s. Returned to ministry after treatment at St. Luke's in 1986. Abuse as children in 1960s and '70s alleged by 3 men. Pled guilty 9/02 to abuse of 2 boys in 1974 while at Catholic U. Seminary in DC; sentenced 2/6/03 to 10 years prison in MD. Laicized 2004. Released from prison 2008. New suit 6/08; settled 10/09 for $4.24M. On Sex Offender Registry. Suit filed 11/11; settled 7/16 for $4.5M. Indicted 8/17 in SC for rape of 2 boys in the late 1970s and 1980s on trips to SC, while assigned to St. James in Savannah; the boys were students at the parish school. Pled guilty. One victim said the abuse began at age 9, and that Brown put a gun to his head, threatened to kill him, his family and his dog, and liked killing small animals. Sentenced 10/18 to 20 years in prison. On diocese's list 11/8/18. Died in prison 6/8/19. Suit 9/20.

Fr. Joseph Aloysius Browne

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Also referred to as "James Aloysius" or "Jay" Browne. Sued in 2003. Accused of rape of a girl, ages 13-16, who was a resident of Diocesan Children's Home in Fort Mitchell 1963-66. He allegedly gave her alcohol, impregnated her and and forced an abortion. He left the priesthood in 1969, married, and moved to Canada. Laicized 11/3/73. Died 1/13/13. Included on the diocese's 7/3/20 of those with substantiated allegationa(s).

Fr. Stanley Thomas Browne

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Per diocese, report received in 2002 that Brown was accused of abusing one minor in the early 1980s. May also be another victim. Browne assigned to Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Green Bay when the alleged abuse occurred. On diocese's list 1/17/19. It notes a single substantiated allegation of abuse, occurring about 1982-2000. Also, on leave 2002, ordered in 2009 by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance Died 10/5/18 in Florida.

Fr. Ronald L. Bruckner

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

At least six men alleged abuse by Bruckner in the 1970s and 1980s when they were in middle school in Albuquerque. Several reported to Archbishop Sheehan in 1995. Bruckner was investigated in 1995 and 2004 by the review board, but not removed. Had a third evaluation in 3/05 after a sixth man claimed 1970s abuse. Placed on leave and 'retired' 3/05. Lost all privileges 9/05. Still representing himself in 1/08 as a priest of the Santa Fe archdiocese. On Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17. Suit v Boy Scouts naming Bruckner and Rev. Robert Malloy 12/18.

Fr. John E. Brueckner

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. A woman contacted the Greensburg diocese in 2016 to report that her husband told her in 2002 that a priest sexually abused him as a boy at St. Joseph's in New Kensington sometime between 1947 and 1951. He said the abuse happened in a the priest's car after a baseball game. Brueckner and a Rev. Stewart were priests of St. Joseph at the time. The Greensburg diocese wasn't established until 1951; New Kensington was part of the Pittsburgh diocese at the time of the alleged abuse. Brueckner died in 1960.

Fr. Allen F. Bruening

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Accused of abusing two brothers almost 20 years apart. Parents first complained in 1968 or '69; diocese said he would receive treatment but instead he was transferred to a new high school. After complaints in 1984 he was removed from church and assigned as chaplain at Community Hospital. Later given another parish assignment. Civil suit filed 1991. Sent to work in Amarillo, TX diocese after treatment at Paracletes Center. Vatican ordered permanent removal from ministry as of 6/14/07. Given "Life of Prayer and Penance" per 2010 Catholic Directory. Died 3/3/15. On the Cleveland diocese's list in 6/19 of those with substantiated allegations against them.

Fr. Paul Joseph Bruening

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Ordained for the Sioux City diocese. Worked outside the diocese in Belleville, IL beginning 1962; incardinated into the Diocese of Bellevill in 1970. Named publicly as accused by the Sioux City diocese on its 2/22/19 list. It notes one accusation against Bruening, of abuse of a girl, occurring in 1957. Died 2002.