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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Br. Samuel Charles Cabot

Order: OFM
Ordained: 2021
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse occurring 1980-85. Removed from public ministry in 2002. L.A. archdiocese noted two accusers. Two female cousins filed a civil suit in 2003. Claim settlement announced 8/06. Cabot "may be" the perpetrator in 8/08 civil suit. Plaintiffs uncertain. (See additional information in two suits filed Fall 2009.) Personnel file released 5/12. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked 1956-57. Died in 2019. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Kenneth J. Cabral

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused of abuse at St. Catherine of Siena in Martinez 1964-65. Absent on sick leave 1987-91. Removed from ministry/retired 6/30/91. Named publicly in 2004 at one of the diocese's apology services. Died 3/3/96. On diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Lynn Richard Caffoe

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Archdiocese received notice on 1/21/75 that Caffoe sexually abused altar boys at his first parish. Faculty had been concerned during his seminary training at St. John's in Camarillo. File summaries indicate at least 15 victims. Accused in every parish, including St. Callistus in what later became the Orange diocese. Removed after his therapist reported to authorities on 5/8/91. Treated at St. Luke's Institute 1991-92. Laicized 1/06. Settlement 7/14/07. Died in 2009. Personnel files released 1/13.

Fr. William B. Cahill

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Accused of abuse of at least three boys, who were students at Cheverus High School between 1950 and 1960, per documents released by Maine AG in 2005. Died 2/5/86. Included on the Northeast Province Jesuits list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes incidents reported in 2002 of abuse 1955-56. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. James Cairns

Order: CM
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse occurring 1971-1973. In 2004 the L.A. archdiocese counted one accuser. Added to the Stockton diocese's list in 11/20. It notes that he was assigned to Sacred Heart in Patterson 1980-82, Catholic Charities 1982-86 and Central Catholic High School 1981-86. Left his order in 2001.

Fr. Daniel A. Calabrese

Ordained: 1987
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Convicted 1992 of abuse of a teenage boy. Sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years probation, and one year treatment. Previously transferred twice because of allegations involving youths. Civil suit 1993. Living in New Mexico as of 2003 and listed in Official Catholic Directory as on "leave of absence." Laicized 2005. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Suit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a child, age 13-14, at Blessed Sacrament in West Brighton in 1989-90. Accused in a 12/19 lawsuit of abuse prior to ordination in the showers at St. Joseph's Seminary of a boy, age 13, and that another person attempted a sex act on him at the same time.

Fr. Paul Calamari

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Removed from ministry in 2003 after credible allegation of abuse, likely in the 1970s, before ordination. Name first appeared on list released by Bishop Saltarelli of Wilmington, DE 11/16/06. Began working in Wilmington diocese in 1997. Was working as field supervisor for Penn State Univ's Center for Survey Research until name released. Also worked for PA Department of Corrections. Wilmington diocese released personnel files 2/12. Name included on on New Orleans archdiocese list 11/02/18. Taken off archdiocesan payroll as ordered by judge in bankruptcy in 5/20. Medical benefits reinstated by same judge after Calamari complained. Accused along with Rev. Michael Fraser in a 6/19 lawsuit of abuse of a boy beginning in the late 1970s. Calamari denied the claim but reportedly admitted to "sin" with a teen prior to priesthood. Settlement in 2018 with a man claiming abuse about ages 7-14 in about 1975-82 by Calamari, who was the man's father's cousin.

Fr. John Walter Calicott

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Suspended in 1994 due to accusations of sexual molestation of two 15-year-old boys in 1976. Sent to treatment; deemed "no significant risk" and allowed to return to assignment in 1995. Removed again 6/02 after Dallas Bishops Conference. Sued 2004. Included on 2003 Chicago archdiocese list of accused priests. Reportedly teaching sex ed in a parish school by 2004. Canonical court trial pending 9/05. Laicization announced 10/27/09. Personnel file released 11/14; one man said at the time that Calicott abused him when he was a 12-year-old altar boy at St. Aibe's on the South Side in the 1970s. Accused of abuse of at least four boys.

Fr. George J. Callaghan

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel files released in 12/02. Accused of sexual advances in 1983 toward a 17-year-old boy in a rectory bedroom of a Lawrence MA parish. Matter settled. Same youth accused Rev. Alfred M. Murphy O.S.A., assigned to same parish, of repeatedly sexually abusing him a few months later during a cross-country trip. Callaghan was accused also of sexually harassing a 22-year-old male employee of the MA parish. Settled 1993 for $17K. Transferred late 1980s or early 1990s to Augustinian headquarters in PA, then to nursing home due to Alzheimers disease. Died 12/24/08. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.

Fr. Francis W. Callan

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Great Falls, Boise City, Baker, Seattle, Gallup, Tucson, and Portland OR dioceses. Gallup and Tucson assignments in 1962-68 were in the CA province, not his home OR province. 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 claim filed in the bankruptcy, and who have not denied the allegation. Callan's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 4/19/91. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes alleged abuse 1950-53, reported in 2009.

Fr. Rafael Jairo Calle

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Extern priest from Ecuador, arrived in Denver in early 1997, assigned to St. Stephen's in Glenwood Springs. Previously was in the Salt Lake archdiocese. Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. It notes reports of recent child sexual abuse to the diocese in 3/97, that Calle tried to fondle a 12-year-old boy in a swimming pool, and that he sexually abused a 17-year-old boy in a car. When confronted Calle fled CO and returned to Ecuador.

Fr. Felix Calonge

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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 2018 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1965. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19. First assignment was in 1965 in NM. Left the order in 1966. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Antonio Camacho

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Extern priest from Mexico working in Stockton and Oakland dioceses. Accused of abuse of two high school boys at St. Stanislaus in Modesto 1/11/82 - 02/17/84. He was briefly at St. Anthony Parish in Hughson 12/81 - 1/82. Removed from ministry and returned to Mexico at request of (then) Bishop Mahony of Stockton. Named in Cardinal Mahoney's 2004 deposition and a memo from Bishop of Stockton to police. Name is included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.

Fr. Pierre Celestin Cambiaire

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Ordained: 1898
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation noted to have been received in 1917, of abuse in the late 1910s. Removed from ministry in 1917. Assignments included Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cameron, St. George in Baton Rouge, St. Joseph's in Grosse-Tete and St. Leon in Leonville. Died in 1955. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019 as he worked in the territory in the New Orleans archdiocese which later became the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

Fr. Andrew S. Campbell

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Head of the English department at St. Vincent University when placed on leave in 2002. A woman filed suit in 5/03 alleging Campbell and two other priests abused her 16-year-old son at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe 1980-82. Claims against Campbell were dismissed in 5/04, but son had filed individual suit in 2/04. Both suits settled.

Fr. James D. Campbell

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Order: MSC
Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Assigned to a parish in West Warwick, RI and Rhode Island Medical Center 7/75 -11/77. Placed on leave by Order in 2002 after allegations of abuse of a boy in Worcester, MA. Indicted 9/03; convicted 2004 of abuse of two teens, one a girl. Sentenced 1/05 to 90 days in house of correction and 10 years probation. Laicization announced 3/05. On Diocese of Rockford's list 11/14/18. Died 2007. On Providence diocese's list 7/1/19.

Fr. John J. Campbell

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Order paid $185K in 2003 to a former student who alleged abuse by Campbell in the early 1970s in "therapy sessions." Officials said this was the 13th man to bring credible allegations but 1st to make allegations public. Not all were minors. Over $575K in settlements and medicals paid in 14-year period. Removed from contact with children in 1987, from public ministry in 1989, and lost priestly faculties in 1993. Order moved him to Denver in 1991. Died 4/10/09. New suit filed 6/12 against Order and Gonzaga Prep. On Province's list 12/7/18.

Fr. Roy B. Campbell

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes allegation(s) received in 2010 of abuse in 1955. Roy appears to have spent his career in Kingston, Jamaica. He died in 1977. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese in the database, where the Province is based.)

Fr. Stuart Bede Campbell

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Ordained: 1930
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Case filed in Fresno County in 2003 or 2004 accused Campbell of abuse 1956-59, before the Diocese of Monterey was created. Included on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18; it notes a report in 2010 of incidents 1956-59 and 1978-80, and death year as 1982. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018; death year noted as 1986, and and that allegation was established in 2007. On Reno diocese's list 4/5/19; there 1959-76. It notes death year as 1988. Per Monterey Bishop Ryan, Campbell died in 1986. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. On Columbus diocese's list 12/3/19. On Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 with death date 9/22/86. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. J. Michael Cannon

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Named publicly as accused by the Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Single allegation alleged to have occurred while assigned to Campion High School in Prairie du Chien 1967-71. Dismissed from the Jesuits 3/6/97. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20.

Fr. John A. Cannon

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of at least two youths in late 1950s and 1960s. By 1964, at least six boys had complained to the Archdiocese that Cannon would sneak into their cabins at camp in the night and molest them. Civil suits filed 2004. As of 2/05, his ministry had been permanently restricted and he was living a life of prayer & penance. Named in 2006 suit which was dismissed by court. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. On 1994 secret list. Died 5/31/17.

Fr. Anthony Canu

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Order: TOR
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Canu, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Worked at Our Lady of he Angels Boarding School, Belle Prairie. Added to the Richmond diocese's list 6/27/19. It notes that Canu was removed in 1973, was laicized, and died in 2019.

Fr. Robert N. Caparelli

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Many allegations. Report to diocese in 8/68, from Hazleton police, of abuse of two brothers, who were 11- and 12-year-old altar boys at Most Precious Blood. Mentioned "other situations." Pastor had told Bishop McCormick prior November. Caparelli admitted to acting "too freely" with the boys. Sent to Padua Retreat House, assigned to St. Mary's in Old Forge. Admitted to State Police in 1974 to molesting children. No charges. Made pastor in Milford 1981. Arrested 1991 for 1985 abuse of boy. Pled guilty. In 12/91 a man alleged abuse at St. Mary's at age 11 or 12, along with other boys. Suit filed 12/91 alleging rape of boy 9/85-6/86 at St. Vincent De Paul. Sentenced 7/92 to 2 1/2 to 5 years prison. Another charge for abuse of a boy added time to his sentence in 1993. Had AIDS. Died in prison 12/24/94. Two suits settled 1996. A 2005 suit settled 1/07. New suit in 7/20 claims abuse of a boy, ages 10-13, starting around 1974.

Fr. Michael John Carew

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Order: SVD
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in the Archdiocese of Accra, Ghana, from the late 1957 until his transfer to Boston in 1957. Incardinated into Boston in 1964. Voluntarily laicized in 1971. Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing two girls in the early 1960s. There may also be a third female victim. Carew was assigned to Immaculate Conception in Newburyport 4/60-2/63. Per the Boston archdiocesan list on 8/25/11, he was publicly accused on other grounds after his laicization.

Fr. Edward B. Carley

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused of abuse of boys in the 1960s-1980s. Parent complained in 1957; nothing done. Another complained 1995. Suit filed 1997; dismissed on SOL. Name publicly released when one man settled for $65K in 2005. Retired in 1993; died in 1998. Name on list of abusive priests released 11/16/06. More suits filed 12/06 and 7/08. A 2006 suit settled in 4/09 for $1.5M. Plaintiff died day after signing settlement. At least three other settlements 2010 and 2011. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. Albert L. Carman

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abusing a teenage boy at Loras Academy, Dubuque, in 1954. Died in 1980. Claims included in 2/06 settlement with diocese. At least one more claim of abuse 1965-66 included in $4.7M settlement with Archdiocese in 3/08 involving 9 priests.

Fr. John J. Carney

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Name appeared on 9/02 list of priests from the Baltimore archdiocese who had been accused of child sexual abuse. In 1991 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Carney in the early 1970s. Carney denied it then but in 1995 he admitted he had engaged in inappropriate conduct. Archdiocese removed his faculties at that time. From 1972 forward he was assigned as chaplain at various nursing homes and hospitals. The 2002 Catholic Directory shows him as retired. Died 10/30/20.

Fr. Robert A. Carpentier

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Removed in 1992 after a man filed a civil suit alleging abuse at age 13 in 1973-1974. Questions in case about statute of limitations referred to R.I. Supreme Court, which ruled against plaintiffs. (See 1996 R.I. Lexis187, 7/11/96.) Claims against this priest were settled 9/02 as part of a $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims of priest abuse in the Providence diocese. Died 5/9/12.

Fr. Charles T. Carr

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Accused in 1995 of molesting two boys in separate incidents years prior. Placed on leave. Civil litigation filed. Four claims against Carr settled 3/01 as part of settlement of claims by 26 victims against Bridgeport Diocese and six priests. Per 2002 article, Carr spent more than 10 years with Carmelite Order; took perpetual vows in 1974 but not allowed to become priest because of emotional immaturity. Bridgeport diocese then allowed him to study and be ordained. Removed from ministry in 2002. Laicized in 2005. Per 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 12 victims, ages 9-15, of abuse 1979-90, mostly boys, at least one girl.

Fr. Cornelius J. Carr

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Per news in 1/06, Carr was being investigated by his Order for allegations of child abuse. Member of the New York Province. Held Jesuit leadership positions; appointed Provincial 1966. High school principal, including McQuaid in Rochester 1960-64. Principal of St. Peter's Prep in NJ. Theology department head 1977 at Jesuit High in New Orleans LA. Worked in the St. Augustine, FL diocese 1981-2005. Accused 2012 of walking in on janitor Peter Modica raping a teen boy at Jesuit High in the 1970s, and proceeding to masturbate during the rape. Jesuit High settled with Carr's accuser. Carr died in 2013. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It noted notification of allegations via media reports in 2018. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province's list 12/7/18, citing multiple allegations. On Jesuits Northeast Province list 1/15/19, noting report in 2005 of abuse 1989-90. On St. Augustine list 11/6/20, abuse noted in 1991.

Fr. Gary M. Carr

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

In 4/20 the diocese announced that its review board had determined that there was a "semblance of truth" to a recent allegation that, 30 years prior, Carr engaged in inappropriate contact with a boy, ages 10-13. Carr had been placed on leave with restricted ministry in 2008 due to "boundary violations." Reportedly, parents reported to church authorities for years behavior including Carr's parading around in a makeshift diaper at a grade school Mardi Gras party and wrestling shirtless with 5th grade boys. He retired in 11/19, a month after an allegation was reported. By 7/20 there were new credible allegations by three men that Carr sexually abused them as children in the 1980s and 1990s. In 7/20 Carr was living in St. Louis. On the Diocese of Little Rock's list in 12/20, where he filled-in 10/20-10/30 at St. John the Baptist Latin Mass Community.

Br. Michael T. Carr

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Carr is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Carr in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Fr. Joseph E. Carrico

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Sued in 2003 by four women who alleged abuse as children by Carrico. Left the priesthood in 1973, having moved through three different parishes in six years. Laicized in 1974. Working at the time of the lawsuit filing as a lay religious educator in the Louisville archdiocese. Placed on leave with pay. Carrico denied the charges in the first two lawsuits but did not comment on others. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. David Carriere

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse occurring 1978-79. Two accusers, per the L.A. archdiocese in 2004. Its errata says only one accuser. At least one civil suit filed. Named in 8/06 settlement. Personnel file released 5/12. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 7/231/9. It notes the sexual abuse of a minor 1977-79, reported in 2004 and 2006. Carrier died in 2000. Added to Stockton diocese's list, where he worked 1982-85 at St. Mary of the Assumption.

Br. Francis C. Carroll

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Carroll is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Carroll in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Fr. John P. Carroll

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from Boston assignment in 1963 after "true allegation of sexual misconduct with an adult woman." Sent as extern priest to Pittsburgh PA diocese and worked in at least 6 parishes. Returned to Boston in 1972. Accused in 1997 of raping a boy in early 1960s at St. Michael's in Elizabeth PA. Carroll denied allegation, told Cardinal Law. Kept in ministry until December 2003. Pittsburgh Diocese waited 11 years after learning about allegations before notifying parishioners in 2014. In 9/15 Carroll remains on administrative leave while steps being taken toward laicization. Living at a private assisted-living facility. In 9/20 the Boston archdiocesan website shows the allegation was unsubstantiated, and Carroll's status was senior priest, ministry restricted. Carroll died 7/8/21, at age 92.

Fr. Michael A. Carroll

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Placed on leave in Spring, 2002 from his assignment as chaplain at Mercy Medical Center after accusation of abuse. Cleared by Vatican and reinstated in 2004. Identified as Priest P in Suffolk Cty Grand Jury Report. of 2003. Report indicates that he left several parishes suddenly and had complaints against him of inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage boy as well as young men over the age of 18. Included on the diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Michael J. Carroll

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Ireland, ordained in Los Angeles. Assignments included St. Anselm's, St. Michael High School, St. Brendan, St. John the Baptist de la Salle, St. Luke the Evangelist, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, then pastor of at St. Lorenzo Luis in Walnut. Also St. Mary Magdalen Blessed Junipero Serra, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. Julie Billiart. Sued in 2003. Accused in 1995 of abuse of teen girl 1968-71 while he was at St. Anselm's. Allegations deemed unfounded and Carroll remained in ministry. Died 5/27/11.

Fr. Michael R. Carroll

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Placed on leave in 2002 after accusations he abused a boy more than 20 years prior. Carroll denied the allegation. The Vatican found him guilty and in 9/16 he was sentenced to a life a prayer and penance. On diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have had multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse in about 1978-85.

Fr. Thomas M. Carroll

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named in PA A.G.'s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report among priests of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese "alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children." In 1/88 Bishop Adamec confronted Carroll about rumored behavior. Carroll admitted to "homosexual" behavior with a 17-year-old boy. Adamec suggested counseling. Carroll died 10/1/88. Two lawsuits filed in 2/03 included allegations against Carroll and 8 other "predator priests." In 2004 a man told the diocese that Carroll fondled and anally raped him after plying him with alcohol in 1971, when the man was an altar boy, age 12-13, at St. John Gaulbert's in Johnstown. The once devout boy and good student spiraled downward and struggled with alcoholism. In 7/15 a fellow priest testified it was "common knowledge" that Carroll molested children and that he was always " in the company of young boys."

Fr. Brian Carsten

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

"Fr. Skip." First named publicly as accused on diocese's 9/18/18 list. One known credible allegation. "Terminated as Pastor and Resigned as Member of the Roman Catholic Church" 5/9/87. Laicized 6/23/07. In 1991 became pastor of a St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center in Ft. Wayne, part of a non-Roman Catholic "Orthodox-Catholic Church of America." Died 3/27/09.

Fr. Daniel E. Carter

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

A woman filed a police report in 2002 accusing Carter of sexual impropriety when she was a student at Notre Dame des Victoires elementary school in the late 1970s and he was a Marist brother. The archdiocese investigated, found allegations inconclusive and allowed Carter to remain active. The woman filed a civil suit in 8/02 and Carter was placed on leave. In 4/08 the archdiocese allowed him to return to active ministry, saying again that the charges were inconclusive. Carter retired in 7/21.

Fr. Frederick J. Cartier, Jr.

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/03. Accused in a letter in the file (from 2002?) of repeatedly molesting a teenage boy at St. Barbara's rectory in Woburn and on overnight camping trips to NH in about 1970. Name also on list of MA priests revealed as abusers in the 3/03 report on the Manchester Diocese issued by the NH AG's office. Also named in the NH AG Audit Report 3/7/09. "Voluntary" laicization announced 2/11/11. Per Boston AD database in 8/11, case concluded canonically.

Fr. Joseph D. Casaclang

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese in 10/19. Allegedly sexually abused a girl, ages 10-13, during 1979-82. The girl's family attended St. Joseph's Parish in King's Park, where Casaclang was assigned. The abuse is said to have occurred during the priest's visits to the family's home. Casaclang left the parish after the diocese learned of the allegations, and was assigned to two more parishes. He is not indexed in the Official Catholic Directory after 2000. His accuser sued, and in 10/19 received a "low six-figures" settlement from the diocese. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused.

Br. Albert Casale

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

In civil suit filed 8/26/10, one of three plaintiffs alleged that he was groomed and sexually abused by Casale in 1955 at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent. Suit also claims same man was later abused by Br. Croke. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. At Briscoe Memorial 1956-60; 1962-69.

Fr. Joseph C. Cashman

Ordained: 1960
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. Cashman''s inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Further information released by Diocese 6/23/14. Accused of making sexual approaches to several minor males prior to 1986 and also accused of actual sexual contacts with minor students and some seminarians. Sent to St. Luke's Institute. His privileges were suspended in 9/92. Laicization pending in Canonical Tribunal as of 6/14. Was living in Dallas, TX.

Fr. Santino Anthony Casimano

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Ordained for the Gallup diocese. Moved to the Diocese of Orange in 1976, on loan from Gallup. Navy Chaplain 1980-2000. Accused in 2004 of abuse of two brothers while in Orange. Principal of St. Bernard High School in Uncasville, CT in 2004 when allegations made. Name sometimes spelled Casamino. Orange diocese paid the brothers $4.2M in a 2005 settlement. Died in 2005. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. On Gallup diocese's list in 12/18.

Br. Dominic Casiraghi

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Made profession as a Salesian brother in 1940. Worked at school in NJ, LA, MA, CA, FL. Died in 1998. Included on the Salesians list in 3/20 of those with credible accusations against them. Details as to where or when the abuse occurred not given. (We're placing Casiraghi in the NY archdiocese for now, which is where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)

Fr. John Lloyd Caskey

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Caskey admitted in late 2007 to writing "inappropriate letters" to an 18-year-old male who had reported them to police in 9/07. Resigned from parish. Not placed on leave by the diocese until 1/08 when arrested and charged with possessing child pornography; police found the child porn on his computer during investigation of the letters. Pled guilty in 8/08. Sentenced in 5/09 to 1 month in prison and 5 years probation.

Fr. Thomas P. Casper

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Accused in a 6/02 lawsuit of forcing a boy, age 10-11, to perform oral sex in 1964-65 in the cathedral rectory. Also accused in a 4/03 suit of abusing a youth at Christ the King Church around 1955-56. Had been an Army chaplain 1960-62. Was superintendent of Louisville Catholic schools 1967-74. Died 11/4/91. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019 (name spelled Caspar).

Fr. Terry Cassidy

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Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Diocese announced Cassidy's removal from public ministry 8/26/15 due to accusations of sexual misconduct with a minor nearly 30 years prior. Assigned to 16 parishes 1984-2001, with leave of absences 1989 and 1992. Spiritual advisor for Teens Encounter Christ 2006-2013. Pastor of St. Ann's in Peoria 1999-2015. Shown on the diocese's list of accused in 1/20.

Fr. Walter Edward Cassidy

Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A man and woman filed separate suits in mid-2013 alleging abuse by Cassidy, who worked in parishes in Albuquerque, Taos and Mora. Suits were reportedly settled at some point before 5/14. Another man filed suit 5/14 alleging abuse by Cassidy at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in northwest Albuquerque in the late 1960s. Plaintiff says he was abused between 50-80 times as a 10-year-old boy. In a suit filed in 11/14, Cassidy was accused of molesting an 8- to 10-year-old girl in the late 1960s on a church bus. Archdiocese knew of allegations against Cassidy by 1994 but never made them public. He died in 1994. On the archdiocese's list of accused 9/12/17.

Fr. John J. Castaldo

Ordained: 1987
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Arrested in 6/01, charged with explicit sexual conversations on internet with undercover police he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Wanted to meet for sex. Spiritual adviser at Trinity H.S. Removed. Admitted charges in court 9/01. Sentenced 11/01 to a weekend in jail and 5 years probation. Suit filed 10/01 claiming abuse in 1991. Suit filed 4/02; settled 2005. Laicized 2007. Suit filed 1/09; decided for plaintiff by judge when diocese failed to produce docs. A third suit filed 3/10; diocese said plaintiff was not abused. Per 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 14 victims, ages 6-14, of abuse occurring 1987-2001. Mostly boys, at least one girl.

Fr. Juan Carlos Castano-Mejia

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Ordained: 1991
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Priest of The Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Ipiales, Colombia. Arrived in U.S. in 1999; investigated before being granted visiting priest status. Arrested and indicted 4/02 on charges that he abused a 4-year-old girl in 2000. She told her brother who told another relative. Incident was not reported to diocese until 2002. In 4/03, he admitted fondling the child and was sentenced to 2 years in jail, 2 years probation, and required to pay restitution. There may have been similar allegations in South America. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. Deported after release from prison. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Paul A. Castellani


Fr. Robert J. Castelucci

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Accused 1994 of abuse of boy ages 13 -17 in the 1970s. Psych eval at St. Luke's. Refused to undergo inpatient treatment. Granted Leave of Absence until removed from active ministry 3/02. Suit filed in 2004. Plaintiff's brother also allegedly abused by Castelucci around age 8 in about 1978. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25 mil settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Accused in 1999 of abuse of 17-year-old boy in Ohio. Placed on leave. A fourth accusation in 2/02, by man claiming abuse beginning age 17,1974-77. A fifth accuser in 10/02 alleged he was abused in the 1970s as a 12 or 13-year-old altar boy. In 5/11 a man said the priest sexually abused him at age 15 or 16, in the late 1970s, and that his friend was also a victim. Castelucci named in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. On Youngstown diocese's list 1/29/18.

Fr. Richard Castillo

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

Admitted to abusing four boys. Reported to police in 1996 but statute had run. Parents had to file a release saying they would not file civil suit to get diocese to pay for ongoing therapy. Two brothers said they had previously told the diocese of abuse but were ignored. Permanently barred from ministry, sent for treatment, and barred from contact with children. Included on the diocese list of credibly accused.

Fr. Willebaldo Castro

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse between 1973-1978. LA archdiocese counts 4 accusers. Extern priest from Mexico working in Archdiocese as of 1956. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Also arrested for approaching a security guard in a store bathroom, apparently for sex. Returned to Mexico. Personnel file released 1/13.

Br. John Casula

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Made his profession as a Salesian brother in 1941. Worked in WV, NB Canada, FL and NY. Accused in a 3/16 lawsuit of sexual abuse of boy, ages 12-14, at Mary Help of Christians boarding school for disadvantaged children in Tampa FL, 1976-78. Per the suit, another student accused Cosula in 1977, but the Salesians did not call police. Between 2002-16, about 10 other former students alleged abuse by priests and brothers at the school, which closed in 2006. Included on the order's list of credibly accused in 3/20.

Fr. Pasquale R. Catullo

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in 1969 of abuse of a female high school student. He self-reported the incident and requested transfer Archdiocese knew of abuse but continued to reassign him for 15 years. In late 2004, Catullo agreed to permanent removal of faculties and supervised life of prayer & penance. Archdiocese found allegations credible. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Fr. Mauro J. Cautela

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Placed on leave 8/05 after a young man told the diocese that Cautela sexually abused him when he was ages 12-19 from 1998 to 2005, under the guise of helping him to lift weights and massaging him. He said this also happened to other boys. Cautela reportedly gave the boy alcohol, money and gifts and showed him gay porn. Allegedly used church funds for his "relationships" with the boys and porn. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. At least three known alleged victims. Abuse said to have occurred on church property and on overnight trips. At least one reported incident of oral copulation. FBI agreed file charges in 12/9/05 related to incidents outside of PA; Cautela died of a heart attack 12/12/05, so the investigation was closed. Civil suit filed 6/1/06 by one person, settled 11/06 for $250K.

Fr. Camillus Charles Cavagnaro

Ordained: 1946
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 2004 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1962-65. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19 (misspelled Cavagaro), where he worked 1971-73 and 1989-90. Died 3/14/11. On Phoenix diocese's list, where he worked in 1985. Added to the Gallup diocese's list in 8/19; assigned there 9/1/78-5/84.

Fr. Guido Caverzan

Order: CS
Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 7/18/77 letter to Order of sexually abusing three boys. A 10/11/94 memo refers to two other allegations. In 1/03 a man brought suit claiming abuse in the mid-1970s. Those documents were publicly filed later in 2003, and on 2/26/04 Caverzan was accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, age 10-12, in the NY archdiocese, beginning in 1966. Removed from parish in Venice FL. Died 9/28/94 in Caracas at Order's headquarters. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was Order priest.

Fr. Robert J. Cedolia

Ordained: 1978
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Placed on leave in 8/19 after an allegation was made to the IRCP that he sexually abused an 8-year-old boy in 1998 while pastor of Our Lady of Joy in Plum. His alleged victim said he was training for first communion when the priest abused him twice. Cedolia denied the allegations. He was criminally charged in 6/21.

Fr. Stanislaus Ceglar

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2010 of abuse in the 1960s. Reportedly worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Also worked in MA and ON Canada. Died in 1994. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused.

Fr. Robert H. Chabak

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Removed from St. Valentine in Bloomfield in 11/04 due to an allegation that he abused a boy for three years, starting when the boy was age 15 and Chabak was assigned to St. Mary of the Assumption in Elizabeth. Named Monsignor in 1998. Retired per 2009-12 Directories. Had been living in a rectory after Hurricane Sandy with permission from Archdiocese until public pressure forced removal in 2/13. On Archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Multiple allegations noted. Permanently removed from ministry. Accused in a 12/19 suit of abusing a boy, age 13 or 14, at Christ the King in Hillside 1983-84.

Fr. John C. Chaisson

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on voluntary leave in 2003. Allegations made in 1974 but he remained active. Church investigated and exonerated him. After review of case files in 2003, Archbishop O'Malley decided the case warranted further review and placed Chaisson on leave pending a new investigation. Per 10/15 Boston AD database, review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process Retired but privileges still restricted.

Fr. Gerald F. Chalifour

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Diocese knew of at least one instance of sexual misconduct with a minor in 1969. Police were involved in 1982 investigation after report he attempted to molest a boy in the 1960s. Retired in 1992 (after therapy) but continued to work part-time until 2002. Sued 5/02. Diocese paid three men a total of $85,000 in 2003. At least one claim in 11/05 settlement involving 28 priests. Per the diocese's list 7/31/19, Chalifour was assigned to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Gerard W. Chambers

Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Three brothers sued in 2004 alleging abuse by Chambers in 1954. Another 2004 suit alleged abuse of one youth. At least two other alleged victims known. Died 1974. During forty years as priest, was on "health leave" seven times.

Fr. Leonard R. Chambers

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

Bernard Law, then Bishop of the Springfield diocese, responded to a 1981 allegation against Chambers by sending him for extended treatment and then reassigning him to two other parishes. Chambers was placed on restrictions in the mid-1990s by Bishop Leibrecht. Permanently removed from ministry in 1998 after violating the order forbidding him to be alone with any child. He had worked in total of 22 parishes. Not indexed in Official Catholic Directory after 2002, and is last known to have been living in Joplin. Per the diocese's list in 11/18, Chambers was laicized in 2006.

Fr. Dennis Champagne

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Removed from ministry in 6/02 after a man told the archdiocese that Champagne abused him as a boy in 1979. The alleged victim told another priest, who in 1986 informed Archbishop Hunthausen that Champagne had "momentarily" molested a boy once in 1979. No action. The Vatican permanently removed Champagne from public ministry in 9/06, giving him "a life of prayer and penance." On archdiocese's list of credibly accused in 1/15/16. Worked in Kenmore, Seahurst, Seattle, Tacoma, Snohomish and Lakewood. In 1/20 the archdiocese settled for $1.7M with someone claiming abuse in the 1980s. Another settlement 7/16/20.

Fr. David Paul Chandler

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese in its "Final Addendum to the Report to the People of God" in 10/08. Included on the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes allegations received 1986 and 2004 of abuse in 1982 at St. Paul the Apostle in Los Angeles. Chandler went on leave of absence 1981-82, then left the Paulists.

Br. John B. Chaney

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Listed on 6/11/14 by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers (CFC) as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. The order states that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested. Chaney was added to a list of accused on the website of Boston attorney Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement had been reached in the year previous. Assignments included Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell NJ, where the abuse alleged in the Garabedian case is said to have been committed. The 2014 Official Catholic Directory shows Chaney living at a Christian Brothers residence in West Park, in the NY archdiocese. Convicted abuser Bro Ronald Justin Lasik CFC and accused Bro John Laurence Heathwood CFC are also listed as residing there. Lawsuits in 3/21 by three former students allege abuse in the 1960s and '70s. Living in 3/21 in a CFC residence in New Rochelle.

Br. Francis P. Chapman

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Per 2003 article Chapman was accused of fondling at least one student at St. Francis Indian School on Rosebud Reservation. Principal of school remembered seeing him with a boy on his lap, and said "I didn't like the possibilities. We asked him to leave." Chapman died 11/30/90 and was buried at St. Francis. A 2011 article links him to abuse of multiple girls. By mid-2010, 6 plaintiffs were participating in litigation re Chapman. Cases dismissed by court 1/14. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19. On Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18.

Fr. Raymond Chappa

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Included on the Diocese of Covington's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Assigned 1984-86 to Our Lady of Good Counsel in Hazard, KY. Laicized 1/29/96. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. One known victim, abused 1984-86, in Hazard. Settlement with Order in 12/08. Added to the New Orleans archdiocese's list in 12/20.

Fr. Edmund P. Charest

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a suit filed 1/03 of repeatedly molesting a 15-year-old boy in about 1971. Allowed to continue working by Bishop Lennon but placed on indefinite leave by Archbishop O'Malley, as announced 8/23/03. Reportedly sued by two additional men alleging Charest molested and raped them as boys. Charest was living in Boston's Back Bay area near an elementary school as of 5/08. "Dismissed" in 2015.

Fr. Michael Joseph Charland

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Allegation to archdiocese in 2002 that Charland sexually assaulted a boy, age 17, during confession while on retreat at a St. Paul parish in 1981. Charland was then St. Thomas College's campus ministry director. Order released name 7/15 among seven credibly accused priests as part of a 2/15 settlement. Left the order in 1984, married. Laicized 1989. In 7/15 he was working as a therapist at a Woodbury MN counseling center. No longer listed on center's site 9/15; professional license revoked. Files released by order to man's attorney 2015; 1970s letter says "sexual misconduct with underage boys." On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. It notes 1970s abuse, reported in 2018. (It erroneously shows that Charland died in 2004; it was accused priest Peter Charland who died in 2004).

Fr. Peter Charland

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

In 2/18 it was announced that eight people had filed claims with the diocese's IRCP, alleging sex abuse as children by Charland in the early 1970s. The eight were members of St. Phillip and James parish's "PJ Folk Singers". One man said the abuse started when he was age 11, and that it occurred in the rectory, Charland's car, and on a choir trip to Romania. Some families reportedly complained to the diocese about Charland's behavior in the mid-1970s. Appears to have left ministry by 1976. Went on to marry a woman with three sons and to work as a psychotherapist with children. Died in 2004. Accused in a suit filed in 8/19 of abuse 1972-76 of a boy, ages 13-18, who attended St. Phlliip and James. On diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Fr. Charles J. Charron

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

From Canada. First identified publicly as accused on Santa Fe archdiocese's list 9/12/17. Worked at St. Peter's church in Gentilly MN in the Crookston diocese in 1960; Madre de Dios Novitiate in Santa Fe 1960-61; the order's house in Santa Cruz, Bolivia 1961-63; Jemez Springs NM 1963-65; the order's minor seminary and novitiate in the Burlington VT diocese 1965-71; the order's Canton retreat house in the Youngstown OH diocese 1971-73. Retired 1973. Last listed in the 1978 Directory.

Fr. Louis Charvet

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused by at least 15 people, women and men, of sexually abusing them as children in the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abuse of a 7-year-old girl nearly 30 years prior. Sued also by a man claiming Charvet masturbated in front of him and used sexually explicit language when the man was age 14 in 1958. By 2006 the archdiocese settled 13 cases. Charvet was recalled to the Abbey when the first allegation surfaced in 2002. Died in 10/07. One case was to go to trial 2010.

Fr. Terrence R. Chase

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN

Placed on leave 4/15/10 after recent allegations that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in around 1991 while he was an associate priest at St. Patrick church in Chesterton. Chase denied the accusations in a written letter to parishioners. Diocesan response team said allegation appeared to have merit. Laicized 1/4/16. Name included on Gary list released 8/27/18.

Fr. Gerard J. Chasse

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in a 1994 civil suit of repeatedly sexually abused a youth from 1/69 through 12/76 in Brentwood, NY. Dismissed on statute of limitations. Chasse moved to Montana in 1977, where he was in ministry for three years. Left the priesthood in 1980. Identified as Priest I in the 2003 Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report. Claim settled in 4/20 in the low six figures. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Fr. Victor Lucien Chateauvert

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Order: MSF
Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Accused of molesting two boys over a three-year period at a Bull Dog Lake parish. Boys were 14 and 19 when Chateauvert was arrested in 12/92. Immediately removed from ministry and returned to Order. Sentenced to 6 months in jail in 2/93. Also worked in Ottawa, Ontario Canada at Our Lady of the Visitation from 1974 to 1978 and again in 1982. Died in 3/99. Name included on diocese's 12/31/13 list of 17 clergy who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese.

Fr. Charles J. Chatt

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

May have sexually abused "dozens" of boys, per one alleged victim. Placed on leave in 7/92 after allegations he sexually abused a 7th or 8th grade boy in 1970 or 1971. Chatt admitted to sexual contact with the boy and said it ended when the boy was age 20; admitted to "sexual relationships" with "five other youngsters" in the 1970s. Abuse said to have included oral and anal sex. At least people reported to the diocese abuse by Chatt as boys. First victim said Chatt gave him gifts, showed man/boy porn. Said to have taken nude photos of boys, also of a 6-year-old girl, with whom he allegedly took showers. Treated at St. Michael's in St. Louis MO. Hired to work there and at Vianney Renewal Center after treatment until about 1999. Later became social worker. Formally withdrew from ministry in 1/03. One, possibly two civil suits filed 2004. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement involving 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Albert Chavez

Ordained: 1947
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Monsignor. Accused in a 10/18 lawsuit of the sexual abuse, including rape, of an altar boy 1972-77 in Peralta, when Chavez was pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Chavez allegedly would ply the boy with alcohol. Transferred to the Diocese of Las Cruces where he worked in parishes 1977-85. He died in 1996. On Diocese of Las Cruces list 11/8/18. It noted a report received in 2002 of an incident in 1984. On Santa Fe's list 3/8/19.

Fr. Michael A. Cherup, Jr.

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

Diocese learned 7/19/13 of allegation of sexual abuse of a 15-year-old youth in 8/93 while assigned to Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola. Conduct was described as of a lewd and lascivious in nature, like "groping." Review Board found allegation credible. Removed without privileges from St. Mary's in Fort Walton Beach 8/29/13. Cherup denied all allegations. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Noted to have been permanently removed from ministry in 2013.

Fr. James Chiosso

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Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

From Italy. Arrived in the U.S. in 1953. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Salesian order on its list 3/31/20. Worked in NJ, CA, LA, NH, Italy. Died in 1/31/11. No details as to when or where the abuse occurred. (We're placing Chiosso for now in the NY archdiocese, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)

Fr. Dennis C. Chludzinski

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese knew of concerns as early as 1984. On leave 1/78-6/79. Unassigned 1979-80. Assigned 1980-84 to three high schools. Admitted in 1991 to sexual contact in 1984, along with a friend, with an 18-year-old male student at Mercyhurst High, where he was chaplain. Also admitted to sex with a 14-year-old boy over nine months 1984. Admitted 2004 to abuse 1983-85 of an Our Lady of Mercy altar boy, and abuse of another altar boy at same parish. Laicized.

Fr. Stanislaus T. Chmura

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Chmura's name was included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The allegations against Chmura were deemed not credible. Per a 10/1/19 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim, age 13, abused 1995[sic]-76. Ordained for the Diocese of Richmond, VA. Worked in CT as a visiting priest beginning in 1975. Per his obituary, worked in Korona, FL for 15 years until his death 1/13/11.

Br. Damien Chong

Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Accused in lawsuit settled 3/15 of abuse of boy at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino CA, 1984-86. Plaintiff said Chong would sexually abuse him after football practice in Chong's living quarters, sometimes plying him with alcohol. Also worked in dioceses and archdioceses of Cleveland, Washington DC, Chicago, and Boston. Died 10/21/14.

Fr. William Anthony Christensen

Order: SM
Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Sued 2002 by a man alleging sexual abuse by Christensen and Bro. John J. Woulfe at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis, when the boy was ages 15-17 in 1973-75. Abuse allegedly included oral sex, anal sodomy, and viewing porn. Christensen not served with suit until 10/07. Plaintiff died in 2008; his family settled in 2011. Lived and worked in Bangladesh for 20 years, where he allegedly abused 30 Muslim children. Laicized in 2010; he appealed laicization. Reportedly still in Bangladesh in 6/18, running an NGO he founded in 2012. He had filed defamation lawsuits against one of his accusers and against a former nun who had reported him to his provincial.

Br. Gerald T. Chumik

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of forcing a boy at ages 12 and 15 to perform oral sex during the 1970s in Canada. Criminal charges filed in 1990. Lived in a Franciscan retirement home in Santa Barbara CA for many years. Retired. Reportedly in 2005, was living at Wounded Brothers (RECON), a Franklin County, MO home for troubled priests. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. It notes sexual abuse of a minor in 1973 reported in 1990, and that he was living in an 'elder care facility' in MO since 2004. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Paul Peter Ciangetti

Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Died 6/19/95. Named in a 2002 employment suit by a father and son. The son alleged that, as an altar boy, he was physically and sexually abused in 1971-72 by Ciangetti and that, as an adult, he was abused by Rev. J. Kendrick Williams, who later became bishop. Suit settled in 2003. Diocese paid $50K for the abuse claim. Accused of abuse in two additional suits filed in 2003. One accuser said the abuse occurred when he was an altar boy, ages 7-13, at Mary Queen of Heaven in Erlanger. Another claimed abuse at the same parish, 1967-69, starting at age 12. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s).

Fr. Mario Cimmarrusti

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Treated at Servants of the Paraclete center 1981-82. Known to have abused minor boys prior to that time. Accused in 1994 of abuse at St. Anthony seminary. Named in a 2003 civil suit. Also civil settlements in 3/06. L.A. archdiocese counts 12 accusers with accusations 1962-69. Last known address was San Damiano Retreat House in Danville. (See further accusations in attached petition filed 11/09.) Personnel files released 5/12. Died 11/23/13. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Santa Barabara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sexual abuse of minors 1962-69 reported in 1993 and 2004. On Stockton's 12/20 list, where he worked 1982-85.

Fr. Dino Cinel

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Historian and teacher at Tulane, living at St. Rita's in 1988 when fellow priest found him with child porn and tapes he made of himself having sex with teen boys in the rectory. Not known publicly for over two years. Cinel admitted to several years of sexual activity with minor boys, particularly in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Criminal charges filed in 1991 for possession of child porn; acquitted in criminal trial 8/95 on a technicality. Had married a woman and had two children, taught at City U. of NY on Staten Island until suspended. Separated from wife. Ended up in Colombia. Laicized inl 2010, divorced in 2015. One civil suit settled. In 2011 he surfaced in Italy, claiming sexual abuse as a child and petitioning the Vatican for justice. Murdered 2/1/18 in Medellin, Colombia by an 18-year-old male who said he was Cinel's lover. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18.

Fr. Martin A. Cingle

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA A.G.'s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 1979 Cingle fondled a sleeping 15-year-old altar boy who awoke and struck him, as told to Bishop Adamec by the victim in a 6/02 meeting. Adamec met with Cingle in 7/02, who said he couldn't remember why, but acknowledged the boy struck him. Adamec sent Cingle for a psych evaluation; it yielded "no evidence of psychopathology." He did not report the matter to law enforcement. Cingle was returned to ministry. Adamec asked the victim to put in writing what occurred in 1979; the victim did not comply and case was closed 6/03. In 9/15 Cingle admitted to the Grand Jury that he was lying next to the boy on a cot in his underwear and a t-shirt on the night in question, and indicated he could have accidentally touched the boys genitals. Per the A.G.'s request, Bishop Bartchak removed Cingle from active ministry in 10/15.

Fr. Anthony J. Cipolla

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 1978 a woman told police Cipolla abused her sons, ages 9 and 12. Charges dropped after harassment of mother and pressure by church. Reassigned. Accused in 1988 of abuse at over 4 years of a 13- to 17-year-old boy. Diocese said allegations unfounded. Accuser filed report with D.A. Cipolla suspended and sent to St. Luke's for eval; he refused recommended treatment at St. John Vianney Center. Went to St. Michael's in NYC as outpatient. Accuser filed suit 10/92; settled 9/93. Bishop Wuerl removed Cipolla's faculties in 9/90. Cipolla appealed to Rome; Wuerl was ordered to reinstate. Wuerl appealed; decision reversed in 1995. Cipolla continued to present as priest against orders. Laicized 9/19/02. Continued to act as priest. Died 8/30/16. On Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18. Two claims settled in 2020 in low six figures.

Fr. Eugene F. Clarahan

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Name released by Bishop Saltarelli on 11/16/06 list of abusive priests. At that time, a woman said she reported to his associate pastor in 1967 that Clarahan had abused a male friend of hers on a school trip. He did nothing and told her no one would believe her. Clarahan transferred to another parish in 1978 and then to MD in 1983. Removed from ministry in 1993. Died in 5/99. Three separate suits filed in 10/08 alleged abuse in the 1950s and 1960s. Two brothers filed suit in 12/08. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. Daniel C. Clark

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Removed from ministry in 1988 after pleading guilty to having abused two boys in the early 1980s. Sentenced to 15 years probation and 90 days in jail. Allowed to volunteer and wear clerical collar. Litigation settled in 1989 and 1997. Named in 19 suits in 2002-2003, of which 18 settled in 6/03 and one in 4/06. Convicted in 2003 of abusing two brothers, starting when they were ages 11 and 12, from 1998 to 5/02. Sentenced to 10 years in prison. Laicization announced in 11/04. Sentence overturned in 5/07. Pleaded guilty in 11/07 in return for release from prison, with 5 years probation and 5 years court supervision. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. David Joseph Clark

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Worked in Los Angeles, CA; Prescott, AZ; Ft. Worth, TX; Yuma, AZ; Alexandria, Monroe, Cottonport and Marksville, LA. Accused in 1994 lawsuit of abusing two brothers in Prescott, AZ in 1959 and 1960. Case dismissed on statute of limitations and affirmed by US Court of Appeals in 12/96. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. It notes a report to diocese 12/15/18 of abuse 1964-65 while assigned to St. Thomas More. Clark left the diocese in 1965. Died in the 2000s.

Fr. Henry A Clark

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Worked at St Anne's in Santa Fe 1952-1957 and at missions in Agua Fria, Cienega, and Cieneguilla. In those years identified in the Directory index as a Santa Fe priest and a Franciscan, but not identified as OFM in parish entry. Assigned as a Syracuse priest to Immaculate Conception cathedral in Mobile AL diocese 1936-1939. In all other years he is not indexed in the Directory (1946-1952) or is listed as 'absent with permission' (1932-1936; 1940-1945). Died on 7/25/57 in Albuquerque at age 56. Syracuse and Utica assignments are mentioned in the obituary but not indexed in Directory.

Fr. James A. Clark

Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Arrested and convicted in 1963 on felony charge of oral copulation with a 19-year-old man in Santa Cruz. Given probation. Transferred to Corpus Christi parish in Fremont in 1965, where he allegedly abused "numerous" children. Retired 4/29/84. Two brothers filed suit in 12/03 alleging abuse by Clark 1968-1972. Third plaintiff filed separate suit. Clark died 7/27/89. At least one claim included as part of a $56.4M payout to 56 childhood sexual abuse survivors in 8/05.

Fr. Robert Clark

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Name among four released for first time by Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis 10/23/14, on list of 17 accused of sexual abuse. Ordained for New Ulm; worked there until 1997. Religion teacher, St. Agnes High in St. Paul 1998-2002. Substantiated claims of abuse occurred outside of St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese. Removed from active ministry 3/26/02. Living in Arizona in 10/14. Name among 16 on New Ulm diocese list of credibly accused priests released 3/29/16.

Fr. Thomas R. Clark

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

In 2002 it was revealed that the diocese paid $30K in 1998 to settle allegations against Clark. He was investigated and cleared by Louisville County Police. Based on that and a psychological assessment of Clark, the diocese decided no abuse occurred, but offered the alleged victim a financial settlement because of "difficulties he was facing in his life" and because Clark had cared for him for years after juvenile court placed the boy in his custody.

Fr. Joseph L. Clauss

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Removed 1990 after allegations that he abused a youth in OH. Had been living for 11 years in the Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility in Jemez Springs, NM; not allowed to leave without supervision. Per one source in 2002, Clauss was an "incurable pedophile" and had recently been soliciting money from former parishioners who believed he was doing mission work on Indian reservations. Another allegation surfaced 5/02. Clauss died 10/11/03. On the diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes 10 credible allegations and that he admitted to at least 1. Administrative leave 12/90, removed from public ministry 7/92.

Br. Didachus Clavell

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Correct spelling of first name is believed to be Didacus. Assigned to St. Mary's High School in approximately 1964. Name first publicly shown on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. Still active as of 2012-2013. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes "substantial contrary evidence; unable to corroborate allegation."

Br. Peter Claver

Order: SC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Took final vows in 1923. Worked as a teacher and administrator in schools of the Sacred Heart Brothers in New England and Canada. Became superior of Sacred Heart School in Andover, MA in 1970. Died in 4/75. In 4/12, attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced settlement of at least one claim of abuse regarding Claver, of abuse at a school in Rhode Island.

Fr. Christopher R. Clay

Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Removed in 2002 from Bishop Hafey High School after victim in the Society of St. John case (see Urrutigoity and Ensey) alleged Clay had molested him after a dinner in Monroe County. Clay denied allegation. Civil authorities investigated but never charged him. In 7/04 he was working in church in Arlington TX. One Bishop said he was cleared to work but Bishop Martino said he was still suspended pending investigation. In 1/12, Bishop Vann of Ft Worth said he was barred from all church property and had no faculties in TX. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Vincent Paul Cleary

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly in 9/19 by the diocese as credibly accused of abuse of two minors, more than 50 years prior. Cleary was pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Stratford 1963-89. He died in 1989. (Not to be mistaken for Bridgeport priest Vincent P. Cleary in the diocese ordained in 1939 and who died in 1965.) Included on the diocese's list updated 1/22/20. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were two victims, both girls ages 8-10, of abuse 1945-54.

Fr. Theophilus Clerx

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Worked in San Antonio 1959-1992. The archdiocese revealed in 2019 that there were seven allegations, six of the in 2011, dating to the 1990s. In 2002 Clerx was accused of sexually abusing a child in the early 1960s. He admitted to the abuse. Died 12/17/03. In 1/11, four sisters filed suit against the San Antonio archdiocese, alleging that Clerx molested them; one said he raped her repeatedly 1988-1992. The girls were minors and he was assigned to St. John Berchman's in San Antonio. Their mother worked for parish. Clerx gave the girls special privileges and visited them when mother was at work. One of the women reported the abuse to the Archdiocese in 2010. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Paul M. Clogan

Ordained: 1999
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Had lived in TX, married. Ordained at age 66 for the Diocese of Portland, ME after his wife died. Returned to TX. Worked in Diocese of Austin beginning 1/01. Arrested 2005 in TX, charged with groping a 16-year-old boy in a movie theater. Criminal trial in 9/08 ended in mistrial. New trial was to be held 12/08, but did not take place. Died in Austin 7/29/12. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. John A. Close

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on leave by archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last served as pastor at St. Katharine of Siena in Wayne. In 1998, a man in prison for murder accused him of abuse as a boy on several occasions in 1969-1970. Nothing done. Close denied. In 4/11, 2nd man claimed abuse in 1992-1994. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated. Died 3/6/18.

Fr. Edmond G. Cloutier

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Ordained for the Diocese of Portland, ME. Cloutier attended seminary with former Bishop Cummins of Oakland. Cloutier was named in lawsuits. Alleged to have abused four boys at Star of the Sea in San Francisco late 1940s-57. Became a priest of the Oakland diocese when it was created in 1962. Removed/retired 12/31/80. Died 4/9/03. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019, abuse noted to have occurred 1950s-1960s. On the Stockton diocese's list, which notes he was a supply priest in approximately the mid-1980s, and that his faculties were revoked there 12/20/90.

Fr. William J. Cloutier

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abuse of at least three boys in 1979. Kept in ministry. Removed in 1991, sent to archdiocesan retreat house at Mundelein Seminary. Civil suit filed in 1991 claimed abuse in 1979. Admitted abuse and that after 14 years of therapy still used his position to abuse. New allegation in 2002. Part of large 2003 settlement involving 12 priests. Left priesthood in 1994. Died in 8/03. Also included in 10/05 settlement by Archdiocese involving multiple priests. Personnel file released 01/14.

Br. Alan S. Cobb

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Cobb was listed as a 'former' brother as of 6/11/14. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Cobb in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Fr. Richard J. Cochrane

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Arrested in 1999 for assault of a 14-year-old boy during a trip to the Poconos. Cochrane was a teacher at Malvern Prep School. Another person came forward to allege the same type of abuse in 1990. Pleaded no contest to statutory rape charge in 1/03 regarding the first boy after PA appellate court ruled that the second student could testify at trial. Sentenced in 7/03 to 18-48 months in jail. In 7/03, the archdiocese settled a civil suit filed by the first youth. New suit 2/14/11.

Fr. Carlos B. Cocio

Ordained: 1981
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Per a 6/02 statement from the Diocese, Cocio was suspended form ministry in 1993 after allegations of sexual misconduct with an adult. Also in 1993, a parent made an allegation to the Diocese concerning child sexual abuse that had been reported to the sheriff in 1989. Sheriff decided not to prosecute, but a report was given to the Diocese at that time. Still on leave per 2002 Catholic Directory. Accused in a federal lawsuit filed in 12/20 against the Diocese of Tucson, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and St. John's Seminary in Camarillo CA of raping a teenage boy repeatedly over several days in 1980. The boy allegedly told his parish priests in Nogales and one of them, Msgr. Walter Rosensweig, laughed at him and later also abused him. In 4/21 Cocio is reportedly deceased.

Fr. Michael J. Cody

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Admitted 1988 to sexually abusing about 20-40 prepubescent girls and 1 boy, most recently several years prior. File alleges multiple male victims, some in Pittsburgh diocese. Seattle archdiocese informed in 1962 that Cody had molested at least 8 girls; sent to Institute of Living for treatment. Assigned to 6 parishes during next 15 years,1964-79, then put on leave as unassignable. Moved to FL 1988. Sought ministry in Orlando diocese; faculties denied by Seattle. He proposed laicization but Seattle did not pursue. Moved to Las Vegas NV area. On recommendation of Review Board, laicized in 2005. Hubbard suit settled for $1.2M on 5/17/15 during trial. Archdiocese settled with 8 women for $9.1M as announced 3/23/16. Of them, Cody abused 6 when assigned to a Burlington WA parish 1968-72, and 2 while serving in Bellingham 1972-75. Died in 2015. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Another settlement announced by Seattle archdiocese 11/18.

Fr. Robert G. Cofenas

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named as accused publicly in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Educator, guidance counselor, campus minister. Held prominent diocesan positions. Diocese knew as early as 1979 of concerns about Cofenas' behavior with boys. Admitted in 2000 to abuse of a 17-year-old boy in 1986, while assigned to a Sinking Spring parish and moderating the Youth Group. Treated 1989-90 at Paracletes in NM and in 2000 at St. John Vianney in Downington PA. Removed 2000. Laicized 2005. Died 12/14/13. Included on diocese's 8/19/18 list. Added to Baltimore list 9/18. Lawsuit in 3/20 claims abuse of a 7-year-old altar boy at a Reading parish, continuing until the alleged victim was in his 30s. Accused also of 'sharing' the boy with other priests.

Fr. John V. Coffield

Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in 5/02 of abusing a boy at Dolores Mission in Los Angeles 1960-62. Named in a civil suit filed in 12/03. Per archdiocese in 2004, there was one accuser. L.A. report says that he molested in the Orange diocese but he is not on diocesan list of abusers. A second accuser alleged abuse, also at Dolores Mission, after civil suit filed. Died 2/2/05 in California.

Fr. Kevin Cole

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

At least five suits filed in 2002. Accused of abuse of girls. Died in 1990 or 1991. May have also abused in Ohio prior to arrival in Kentucky. On the Louisville archdiocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Dennis E. Coleman

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per PA A.G.'s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 1979 the parents of a 10-year-old boy told Bishop Hogan of concerns about son's behavior and comment about Fr. Coleman. Hogan met with boy, who said Coleman invited boys to sleep over in the rectory, would 'hypnotize' them, and sniff and then rub his penis against their feet. Also, Coleman asked boy if he could photograph him in his underwear. Hogan told Coleman to talk with parents, including boy if needed. If it went badly, might need transfer. Transferred; similarly abused boy age 12-13, and at least three more at next parish. Details noted by Hogan in "secret archives." Coleman refused treatment. Suspended by Bishop Adamec in 1987, who got him job at county courthouse. Coleman boasted publicly about it and judge involved in helping Adamec rescinded offer, saying "it would be a disaster for the Church." Suspended in 7/88 for refusing treatment. Named in a 2003 lawsuit against the diocese. Laicized in 2004. Died 3/12/14.

Fr. Joseph K. Coleman

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Admitted to molesting two boys at Mattapan's St. Angela's parish in the early 1980s. A 1987 church memo from Rev. John B. McCormack (who went on to become Manchester NH bishop) said Coleman admitted to a strong attraction to boys and that he had touched other young boys. Coleman was treated at Institute for Living, then allowed to work at two hospitals. Privileges removed 1996 and 2003. "Voluntarily" laicized in 2005. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically. Reportedly there was a settlement for $72K with one alleged victim in 2018.

Fr. Walter Phillip Coleman

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Diocese knew of complaints in 1970s; investigated claims in 1994. Per 1994 suit, Coleman abused a boy for five years, giving him gifts and money. Allowed to function for several months before "retiring." Went on to work as priest in Miami FL archdiocese. Suit resolved for undisclosed sum in 1995. Another suit 1996. Claims also settled in 2001 and 2003. Faculties removed 2002. New suit 9/27/10 re abuse of a 10-year-old boy in 1972. Died 10/16. Five cases re four priests, including Coleman, settled 5/17. New lawsuits in 9/18 with claims of abuse by Coleman of two altar boys at St. Patrick's in Bridgeport in the 1970s and 1980s. A third man claimed Coleman abused him as a child at St. Joseph's in Brookfield in the 1980s. Settlement 3/19. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 12 victims, all boys ages 6-14, abused 1969-82.

Br. Donald Cecil Collins

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Collins is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Collins in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Fr. Edwin J. Collins

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Palm Beach FL

In 1998, Collins, a retired priest from Rockville Centre, NY, made advances toward a teenager in Palm Beach. The boy fought him off and immediately told the diocese; Collins resigned. The vicar general wrote a letter and placed it in Collins' file. Diocese of Rockville Centre was notified. Name not released to public in 2002 with other accused clergy. Family immediately complained to diocese about omission. Diocese said it "missed" the file. Included on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. William the Abbot in Seaford NY, where he was assigned 1968-76, and at Collins' house in Wellington FL.

Fr. James Collins

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Named publicly as accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian in 5/21. Collins was the subject of a claim which settled in 2020 in the low six figures. Accused of sexually abusing a girl multiple times 1958-60, when she was about ages 8-10 and Collins was assigned to St. Mary's in Buttonwillow, CA. Retired to Donegal, Ireland and died 10/13/77.

Fr. Jeremiah J. Collins

Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 1982. Named as an abuser in a suit filed in 2002. A man said Collins molested him when he was about 13 in 1968 in Waltham MA and at a cottage in NH. Collins was NOT named as a MA abuser in the report released 2/03 by NH Attorney General's office. Served as assistant at St. Joseph's in Amesbury MA 9/52-2/58. Boston AD database in 8/11 reported no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. S. Joseph Collova

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

A 1993 civil suit claims "hundreds of occasions" of abuse of a youth 1980-87. Collova was barred from public ministry in 1994. Still "on leave" per 2002 Catholic Directory. Fully restricted from ministry per 2004 list. Collova cut his ties with the Catholic Church by joining another denomination or sect. He was "excommunicated" per Archdiocesan website updated after 11/26/07. In 6/09 the Chicago-based American Apostolic Church installed Collova as a bishop in Milwaukee. Died 1/4/13.

Fr. Felix R. Colosimo

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Diocese confirmed in 6/17 that Colosimo was permanently removed in 2014 due to credible allegations. His accuser, who contacted the diocese in 2013, filed suit in CT in 6/17, claiming Colosimo sexually abused him there 1987-90, when he was ages 12-15. He said the abuse began when he was age 4 in 1978 or '79, in the Syracuse diocese, and that the priest threatened to harm him if he told. He said another boy was abused with him at a CT hotel in 1987. Abuse also said to have occurred on trips to PA, NJ, MA. Colosimo denied the abuse. He died 10/26/17. The suit also accuses Robert Ours of abusing the boy, when Ours was a deacon. (Ours pled guilty in 8/14 to child porn possession. Suit filed in CT because NY SOL had expired.) On diocese's list 12/3/18. By 2/14/20, three claims filed under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. Leonard Colston

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Colston, 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. Ordained at 55, Colston served only 6 years before being removed 9/6/86 and resigning from diocese. Died 11/4/04.

Fr. Bennett Colucci

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

A woman reported to the Capuchin Franciscans in 2/15 that Colucci sexually abused her in the 1980s, when she was a student at Marycrest High School. The order deemed the allegations credible. The Archdiocese of Denver was investigating, per its 3/3/16 statement. Colucci worked in Denver 1970 until 1993, when he was removed for "reported misconduct." His assignments included Marycrest High School, Annunciation Parish and Samaritan House. The woman and the archdiocese reported the allegations to law enforcement. Colucci was living in a Hays KS parish as of 1994. Retired in 2005, living in a Victoria KS parish at least until 2014. On Capuchin Province of Mid-America list 3/1/19.

Br. Eugene Laurence Condon

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Condon listed as former brother as of 6/11/14; cf. Charleston diocesan priest, Eugene L. Condon, who died on 5/24/14. Christian Brothers did not provide assignment info; until we establish assignments, we have placed Condon in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Fr. James A. Condon

Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused on the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/17/18. From the Chicago (Midwest) Province. Died 3/28/93. Accused after his death of abuse in the 1960s. On Midwest Province's list 12/17/19. Allegation of abuse in 1965 in Cincinnati, OH while assigned to St. Xavier High School.

Fr. Louis Condon

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Diocese statement of 11/30/05 said Condon was removed from active ministry in 1986 "due to circumstances not related to abuse of a minor." His death notice said he "retired" then. He was accused in a 2005 civil suit of improperly touching and fondling a girl between 1958 and 1960 when she was ages 6-9. He denied the allegations. Suit dismissed 6/07 by Court as filed beyond SOL. Died 2/17/09. On Peoria's list in 12/18.

Fr. Basil Peter Congro

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in 4/14/03 suit of groping and sodomizing a boy 1980-83, starting when the boy was age 15, in the Rockville Centre diocese. Some abuse in confessional. Excardinated to Fresno CA diocese and was a Navy chaplain 1983-94. Excardinated to Charleston SC diocese; worked as pastor; also in Navy Reserves. Charleston said it learned of allegation in 6/02, deemed it credible and put Congro on administrative leave 9/23/02. Bishop Robert Baker wrote letter to priests in 4/03 after suit was filed. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19.

Fr. Robert P. Conlin

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused 3/23/18 of sexually abusing a boy age 15 in 1980 at St. Mary's rectory in the small farming community of Pavilion NY. Conlin was pastor and sole priest at St. Mary's from 1977 until his death 12/9/97. The boy reportedly told his mother that evening: 'Mom, he was touching me everywhere, and he wouldn't stop.' The mother is said to have reported the abuse to the diocese. Conlin was not included on the list released by the Buffalo diocese on 3/20/18. Suit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. Timothy C. Conlon

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fargo ND

Removed from two AZ parishes by Gallup Diocese 1/27/14 after two credible allegations received from Fargo ND diocese regarding abuse prior to ordination. He was a brother with the Crosier order at that time. Had been working in Gallup Diocese since 11/11 and was in the process of becoming incardinated. Also worked in NY, NE and Phoenix, AZ. Name included on 3/8/14 Crosier list. Included on Fargo list 1/2/20. On Phoenix diocese's list.

Fr. Anthony P. Conmy

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Died 3/12/79, age 51. First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's 8/19/18 list. in 4/08 a 49-year-old woman told the diocese that Conmy sexually assaulted her when she was age 10. She said he drove her to a wooded area where he grabbed her, put his hand over her mouth and his knee in her stomach, and that she begged him not to kill her. She said he disrobed her, touched her, made her touch him, then performed oral sex on her. The diocese first knew of concerns about Conmy in 1955. In a letter Msgr Dennis Kane sent to Bishop Hannan, Kane suggested Conmy be moved to a "remote parish" due to the danger of a "friendship which is not good for him and which is the occasion of gossip." Kane wrote that this "will mean much for his protection." On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Paul Joseph Conn

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

In 5/88 Conn was charged with five felony counts of indecent liberties with minors. In 7/88 he pled guilty to molesting six boys ages 11-13. Admitted to abuse of others police did not know about. Sentenced to four years in prison. Former supervising priest of another abuser, James McGreal. Civil suit settled with archdiocese in 1996. Laicized. Included on archdiocese's 1/15/16 list. Another settled suit announced 11/18. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list. It notes that Conn was a per-novitiate candidate at St. Anthony Seminary, and left in 1980 to become a diocesan priest. Settlement 11/19/20 in the 1988 case.

Fr. John K. Connell

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abusing a 12-year-old boy during a trip to FL in 1975 or 1976 and in Plymouth, MA. Removed as St. John's Prep school chaplain by the Archdiocese 1994 or '95 after church officials received a complaint against him. More allegations in 1997. The suit settled for $45K in 6/98. Another accusation, of abuse in 1982. Connell received treatment and was reassigned in 1984. Retired in 11/01. Voluntary laicization announced in 6/05. Died in 2007. Per Boston AD database in 8/11, case concluded canonically.

Fr. James E. Connelly

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian said he had settled at least one claim with the Boston Archdiocese regarding allegations against Connelly. Died 10/8/85. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Br. Berard William Connolly

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Franciscan brother. Sued in 1993 by a woman alleging abuse in the early 1970s in the Spokane diocese, when she was a Marycliff High School student. Connolly was sent to therapy. Transferred to CA. Accused of abuse 1985-87 at St. Anthony Seminary In Los Angeles archdiocese. Also sued there. Settlement of this suit announced 8/10/06. Died 1999. Name has been spelled both Connelly and Connolly. Personnel file released 5/12. On the Oakland diocese's list 6/1/19. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes alleged sex abuse of minors 1960-61, 1982-84 reported 1993, 2003, 2004, 2014.

Fr. Paul G. Connolly

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Accused in 1992 of abusing at least 11 altar boys in the 1960s. One boy's parents told the Diocese in 1966 and Connolly was transferred to another assignment. Remained an active priest until 1992 when charges surfaced and he was suspended. Named as "Paul Connelly" on list of Fall River Diocesan priests investigated by the D.A.'s office in 2002. It showed 8 alleged victims, all beyond the statute of limitations. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that Connolly's faculties were removed and that he died in 2007.

Fr. Thomas E. Connolly

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Most of career spent among Native Americans, for a time in WA state and for many years at Sacred Heart Coeur d'Alene mission in Desmet ID. Retired in 2010 to Regis Jesuit Community at Gonzaga University in Spokane. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, OR 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. Connolly's name is included on this list. On the Boise diocese's list in 10/19; early 1980s incident(s) while at Sacred Heart Mission in DeSmet reported in 2012. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18.

Fr. John P. Connor

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Arrested in Camden in 1984 for abuse of boy, age 14. Admission. Placed in special court program under which his arrest was expunged after 1 year if no more problems. Spent 8 months in treatment. Transferred to Pittsburgh in 1985, then to Philadelphia 1988-93. His 1984 victim received a settlement the same year. Returned to Camden in restricted ministry. Removed in 2002. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Settlement related to alleged abuse of a 12- to 14-year-old boy, 1985-88 in Pittsburgh PA diocese. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Camden diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Richard Connors

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Died in 11/99. Scandal involving circumstances surrounding his death. Was wearing a "leather sexual device on his genitals" when he suffered a heart attack. Other priests sent to his apartment after his death removed pornography and threw it away before authorities could enter. Conflicting reports about whether child porn was found. Diocese denied coverup. At least one claim included in an 11/02 settlement involving multiple priests. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. John F. Conrad

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Admitted in 2002 to a sexual 'relationship' with a teenage girl more than 25 years prior. Resigned his parish position. Placed on leave. On the diocese's list 1/17/19. It noted he was ordered to live a life of prayer and penance after a canonical trial. He died 2/12/17.

Fr. J. Peter Conroy

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused by the Buffalo diocese on its list updated 11/5/18. Named as accused by Jesuits 1/15/19. Taught at Canisius High School 1965-68 and Canisius College 1981 for three years and again 1994-2002. Was at a retreat house in Syracuse 1985-1994. Removed 2002 after allegations to diocese of abuse of two girls, who were relatives,1972-75, while he was assigned to Fordham University. Reportedly also accused by a young woman who "encountered" him on a college campus. He acknowledged the abuse. Living at a retreat center since 2002 as of 1/19. Lawsuit filed in 2/19 by the two relatives Conroy admitted abusing. Sued also in 7/20.

Fr. Alfred Constant

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Ordained: 1916
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Two lawsuits were filed in 5/02 with accusations that Constant sexually assaulted a girl 1945-48 and a boy 1959-62. Name first appeared with eight others on diocese's list in 5/02. At least one claim included in an 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Deceased.

Fr. Denis A. Conte

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02. Removed from active ministry in 1994 after the Archdiocese received a demand letter from the attorney for a man who said Conte had sexually abused him when he was 11 or 12. He admitted sharing a bed with the boy and kissing him on the lips but denied sexual abuse. Settled in 1995 for $150K. Also accused of abuse in NH. Voluntary laicization in 2004 announced in 6/05. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Anthony J. Conti

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Previously known as A. J. "Anthony" Helinski through at least 1988. Removed in 2002 after allegations of sexual misconduct with a boy under 18 more than 20 years previously. Permanently banned from ministry. Named in a 2004 civil suit. Laicized in 6/06. Died 10/9/16. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Jules Convert

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1940
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Ordained in France. Worked in AK 1942-78. Returned to France in 1979. Multiple allegations, spanning most of the length of his career. Died 7/28/95. In 2003 8 men filed suit alleging abuse from 1955 to about 1977. Most settled claims against order but claims against diocese pending in 2003. Two settled completely and other plaintiffs joined the case. Total of 16-18 plaintiffs made accusations. AK Supreme Court ruled 8/06 that case could proceed. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. Another 19 claims settled 3/11 as part of Jesuit settlement. On Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Neil P. Conway

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Admitted to molesting at least eight boys 1968-1985. Caught in 1985 and sent for counseling. Left church on total disability in 1987; psych reports showed he could not function effectively. At least two victims sued him prior to 4/02. Name released by diocese in 4/02. A third suit was filed in 3/04. No criminal prosecution.

Fr. Patrick J. Conway

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

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. Worked in the San Francisco, Helena, Boise City, Seattle, Spokane, and Great Falls dioceses. Not listed in the Official Catholic Directory after 1951. On Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. Per Jesuits West list 12/7/18, sex abuse of a minor 1945-49 reported in 2009. He was dismissed circa 1950.

Fr. Louis G. Cook

Ordained: 1958
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. Cook's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Further information released by Diocese 06/23/14. Complaint received in 10/97 of sexual abuse of a minor female. In 6/14, Diocese reported that complainant withdrew the allegation approximately four days later. Cook retired 07/01/98. Died 11/26/04. No further allegations found in his file.

Fr. George Cooley

Ordained: 1976
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Archdiocese knew of complaints as early as 1971 when Cooley in seminary, and again in 1978. Numerous male victims. Pled guilty in 1991 to abuse of four boys; spent three months in jail. Sent to jail for 15 months in 1994 for stalking one of his victims. Arrested in 1996 for soliciting sex from police decoy posing as male prostitute. Given house arrest and three years probation. At least nine civil suits. Permanently removed 1990. Laicized in 1998 after church trial. Still had teacher's license as of 10/06. License revoked 12/06. In 2019 living near Sharonville, OH and working as a bartender for parties and receptions.

Fr. James J. Coonan

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused 1/22/02 of abusing two boys, age 14 and 15, in 1966 or 1967. After 2-year term as pastor 1983-85 and 3-year demotion, was USAF chaplain 1988-96. Then worked in parish and as hospital chaplain. Restricted 1/02 to saying Mass privately. Retired 2/2

Fr. Arthur Cooney

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/13 Capuchin audit report as a current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Cooney's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was removed from public ministry and living under supervision. On the Saginaw diocese's list 8/9/19.

Fr. Donald J. Cooper

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese 2005 of inappropriate sexual contact 1981-1982 of a 16-year-old boy while assigned to St. Charles in New Bethlehem. Allegations included fondling the boy and masturbating in front of him, occurring on overnight trips and at the rectory. Accuser said another priest in the rectory knew but did nothing. Alllegations deemed credible. Cooper agreed to retire. Died 12/16/11.

Fr. Robert K. Cooper

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

A man reported in 2007 to the archdiocese that he was sexually abused in the mid-1970s by Cooper and Rev. Luis Fernandez while a student at St. John Vianney Prep. Cooper was a school counselor and disciplinarian. The archdiocese offered the man therapy. Archbishop Aymond had been a teacher at the school as a young priest, had helped the boy and other students when they complained about sexually suggestive letters they had received from Cooper. Cooper was removed from the school. Retired in 1985. Died 10/11/89. Added in 12/20 to the archdiocese's list.

Fr. Ronald C. Cooper

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Placed on leave 1/04 after a man came forward to allege that Cooper had touched him inappropriately several times in Bridgetown in 1983-1984 during Cooper's first assignment after ordination. Cooper admits contact with the youth but claims no sexual intent was involved. Referred to Review Board for further action. Laicization announced 10/14.

Fr. Eugene D. Corbesero

Order: IMC
Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Worked as a priest in five states. Left his order in 1979 or 1981. Laicized in 1983. Married. Pled guilty in 6/07 to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy in 8/06 in New Jersey. Sentenced in 10/07 to five years prison. Prosecutors tried to obtain his personnel records from time as priest alleging that he may have had similar troubles in the 1970s; court denied the motion. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. It notes a report in 1995 of abuse of a teenage boy sometime between 1973 and 1975 while assigned to Our Lady of Consolation in Charlotte. Corbesero died in 2016.

Fr. Andre Anthony Corbin

Ordained: 1961
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

Criminally charged in 1988 with abusing a boy in 1966 when parish was in Raleigh diocese. Sentenced to 3 years jail; served about 60 days. Prrobation for 5 years, ordered to St Luke Institute for treatment. Dressed young boys in loin cloths to depict crucified Christ. Charlotte diocese removed faculties in 1988. Also named in 12/03 suit in Springfield MA; settled 8/04. Died in fire 5/14/08, age 79. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18; it notes report in 1988 of 1966 abuse. However, was put on sick leave 1962-64 after one year at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Newton Grove NC and missions. Rest of NC assignments were in future Charlotte diocese. On leave 1970-93; whereabouts unknown. In 2002, the Springfield MA diocese had been planning to assign Corbin as a supply priest, when the allegation was received that became the 12/03 suit. Died in 2008. On the Fall River MA diocese' list in 1/21. On Springfield MA list 6/2/21.

Fr. Jorge Washington Cordova Hernandez

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

From the Quito, Ecuador diocese Accused in 2005 of abusing two teenage girls during his assignment to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Yuma from 1988 to 1991. Indicted. Fled to Ecuador before he could be arrested. Arrested by police in Spain in 6/07 and was expected to be extradited to the US. Indicted in two counties. Died in 2018.

Fr. Hector Coria Gonzales

Ordained: 2011
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Approximately age 42 when ordained in 1/2011. Arrested 5/9/14 on charges of statutory rape and oral copulation of a teen girl beginning in 2013, while assigned to St. James in Davis. Released on bond 5/10/14. Removed without privileges pending further investigation by police. Arraigned 6/10/14 on three felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and a misdemeanor charge of oral copulation with a person younger than 18. Pled guilty under agreement with DA to one count of sexual intercourse with the girl. Sentenced 8/29/14 to 90 days in jail, three years probation and sexual offender counseling. Forbidden to contact the girl until she turned 18. Girl admitted during hearing that the sex was consensual and that she did not want matter prosecuted. Laicized 12/14. Felony reduced to misdemeanor and dismissed 12/17. On diocese's list 4/30/19.

Fr. Paul F. Corkery

Ordained: 1923
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

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 ofsexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Corkery's name is included on this list. Worked in the San Francisco, Seattle, Spokane, and Yakima dioceses. Died 5/10/59. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes reports in 2009 of abuse 1948-53, 1954, 1955-59, 1957-58.

Fr. John Cornelius

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Alias John Cornelius McKenna. Seminarian in Boise ID, ordained for the Archdiocese of Seattle. Accused of molesting a boy in eastern Oregon in 1968, while a student at Mt. Angel Seminary. Worked in the Seattle archdiocese 1975-2002. Adopted several youths. Accused by at least 20 of them of abuse when they were minors in the 1970s-80s. Laicized in 2004. In 2006 two brothers settled with the archdiocese for $1M. Several other cases pending at the time. Included on archdiocese's list released 1/15/16 of clergy or religious with admitted, established or credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. On the Boise diocese's list in 10/19.

Fr. Francis P. Cornely

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli on 11/16/06. Died 1975. Personnel file released 2/12. On new list of accused priests 2/16/12.

Seminarian Robert Cornigans

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes a report in 2003 of abuse in 1976. Cornigans was a teacher at Boston College High School at the time of the alleged abuse. He later taught at Fairfield Prep in CT, and left the Jesuits in 1981. On the faculty of a private school in Dobbs Ferry, NY from 2004 until forced to resign in 1/19 after news of the allegations. (Referred to as "Mr." on the Jesuits' list; although news accounts say he is a former priest, he is not found as such in the Catholic Directory. May have been a seminarian.)

Fr. Joseph Correnti

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Little Rock AR

First named publicly as accused on the diocese's 9/10/18 list, noting two known victims. Died by suicide 4/3/02. Accused in a lawsuit in 8/19 of sexually abusing a boy, ages 14-15, during 1995-2002. Per the suit, there were at least five known victims. A sixth man accused Correnti in a suit filed in 8/20 of sexually abusing him as an altar boy, age 13 or 14, in around 1983-84. Correnti allegedly forced the boy into oral and anal sex on multiple occasions. Another priest was said to have discovered the boy in Correnti's living quarters, chastised the boy and took no action against Correnti. The suit was settled.

Fr. Robert F. Corrigal

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

From Alaska, where he spent his priesthood. Left the priesthood in 1979. Started a counseling program for native Alaskans and later worked for the housing authority in Anchorage. Returned to the Jesuits when he became terminally ill. Died 5/20/88. One pending claim against Corrigal is shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for the Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims reported in 2009 of abuse in 1959 and 1968-72.

Fr. Ronald E. Corriveau

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Placed on leave 3/02 when first allegations surfaced. Civil suit filed 5/02. Plaintiff said he was one of several minors drinking at party at rectory 2/82. He passed out and woke to find Corriveau fondling him. Suit settled summer 2002. Police investigated Corriveau in 2003 for possession of Internet porn. At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 claims. Laicization announced 6/05.

Fr. Antonio Cortes

Ordained: 1996
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Arrested 4/16/09 for unlawful sexual behavior with teenage boy and giving him alcohol. Counseled the boy for 2 years. Removed by Diocese from St. Mary of Nativity in Salinas. Child porn found on his computer. Pled no contest 3/11 to 14 counts. Sentenced to 1 year in jail & probation. Released 12/12. Warrant issued when failed to register as sex offender. Fled to Mexico. Civil suit filed 7/11/11. Settlement with Diocese 3/13. Court struck Cortes original answer 6/13 and Plaintiff to seek default judgment. On diocese's list 1/2/19.

Fr. Augusto Cortez

Order: CM
Ordained: 2003
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Arrested in 6/08, charged with touching the breast of a 12-year-old girl 5/29/08. Worked at St. John the Baptist School in Bushwick. Had been working at Centro de Evangelizacion San Vicente de Paul; was to return to his order 12/31/08, to not present as priest, and ordered to register as Level 1 sex offender. Also worked at St. Rosalie's in Hampton Bays NY. Sentenced to 6 years probation 7/09. Accused 6/14 of sexual abuse of 6-year-old girl in Hampton Bays. Girl contracted STD. Cortez questioned by police, but let go. Fled country. Girl's family sued Order and Rockville Centre diocese 11/15. Found by Interpol in Guatemala, extradited to U.S., arrested in NY 4/22/17. Per officials, had fled to South America, lived in several countries. Pled not guilty 4/17. Convicted. In NY prison until at least 2023.

Fr. Raymond Cossette

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Cossette, 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. Retired 1/1/95. Worked in High Schools and as diocesan Superintendent of Schools. Diocese began new investigation of allegations when name released. Died in Brainerd 6/25/16.

Fr. John M. Costello

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Accused in 11/03 of sexually abusing a 15-year-old male student in 1980 at Regis HS in the New York archdiocese, where Costello worked before ordination. Removed by Jesuits from his job at McQuaid HS in Rochester diocese in 11/03. Reinstated in 1/04 beca

Br. George A. Costigan

Order: FSC
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Also known as Br. Daniel Eliseus. Left the Christian Bros; ordained in 1974 and incardinated into the Paterson NJ diocese. Accused 1993 of sexually abusing a girl, ages 9-15, starting in the mid-1960s when he was a Christian Brother at West Catholic Boys High School in the Philadelphia archdiocese. Worked as a hospital chaplain. Retired in 1993; lived at a convent attached to a youth retreat center. No privileges. Named auxiliary contract chaplain in 2006. Presented himself as active priest in 2007 and 1/09.On the Paterson diocese's list 2/13/19. One accusation noted. Also noted to have been removed from ministry 4/28/94.

Fr. Aaron Joseph Cote

Order: OP
Ordained: 1986
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

An 18-year old male filed suit in 11/05 alleging abuse in 2001-02 while attending Mother Seton parish in Germantown MD. Suit said abuse occurred in both MD and DC. Cote transferred to RI. Alleged to have abused a second youth in OH in the 1980s. Case settled 8/07 for $1.2M paid by Order. Also worked in Springfield MA. Woman filed suit 4/08 claiming abuse of her children. First criminal charges filed 7/08 claiming 2003 abuse. Found guilty 7/09. Received 10 years probation 11/09. Died in 2012. On Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10/15/18. On Columbus diocese's list 3/1/19. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. On Springfield MA list 6/2/21.

Fr. Joseph A. Cote

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

One of 14 active and retired priests named as abusers 2/02 in the Manchester Diocese. Cote lost his right to minister at the time the allegations against him were originally made. Named in the 2003 NH Attorney General Report. Per the diocese's list 7/31/19, Cote was assigned to a life of prayer and penance. Deceased.

Fr. James H Cotter

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Active priest in the Buffalo diocese until he retired in 1978 and moved to San Diego. Allegations of abuse in Buffalo surfaced in the mid-1990s. His name was on a 3/30/07 list of priests with credible allegations in the San Diego diocese. A civil suit filed in 2003 in CA named the San Diego and Buffalo dioceses, and alleged abuse for four years. Buffalo did not participate in payment of settlement with San Diego (but was released from suit). At least two other alleged victims in CA. Personnel file released 10/25/10. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 1991; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation.

Fr. John M. Cotter

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

First accused publicly in a 1993 lawsuit of repeatedly molesting a boy 1968-75 from age 7, including oral, digital and anal rape. Boy Scout leader William Reynolds was accused of abusing the boy also. Many other victims came forward, male and female. The Archdiocese is alleged to have known by 1974. CYO, Boy Scouts and confession used in abuse. In 1994, the first plaintiff sent a letter about the abuse to John Paul II. In 1995-98, 7 settled for $575K; 4 others for $361K. Cotter died in 1989. Victims continued to come forward.

Fr. John A. Coughlin

Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per a statement released by the Diocese of Spokane in 11/07, Coughlin was the subject of an accusation that was found to be credible or proven. Died 9/27/65. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Seattle Prep 1952-57. Per the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, allegations reported in 2006 of abuse 1949-50.

Fr. Richard T. Coughlin

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Coughlin went from Boston to the Diocese of Orange in 1965 and established the All American Boys Chorus. Excardinated to Orange 1971. Allegations in 1993 that he abused several boys who were members of the choir 1970-83; at least 3 suits filed 1993 and 1994. L.A. Archdiocese report says 6 accusers. Also accused of abuse in Boston MA and NH before time in CA. Named in 2002 Boston suit. Over $3M in settlements. Permanently restricted from ministry per Boston AD database 8/15. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. One plaintiff, from Boston, said Coughlin abused him 1957-62. Suit filed in Orange County 2/3/17 alleged abuse of Boys Choir member beginning age 10. Status as of 8/6 was "Life of Prayer and Penance."

Fr. Leo J. Courcy

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Priest of the Burlington VT diocese. Civil suit filed in 1994. Courcy and Rev. Joseph Anthony Gallegos were accused of abusing an altar boy in NM, after Courcy's first trip to the Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility in Jemez Springs. Sent to the Paracletes in 1967 and 1969. Faculties removed 2/93 when assigned in NYC. Laicized 6/09. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Accused in a 5/19 suit against the Paracletes of abusing two boys during an overnight the rectory of St. Anthony's in Questa in 1969. One of the accusers claimed he was raped. Per the suit, Courcy was sent by the Paracletes to St. Anthony's as a supply priest four days after his arrival for treatment. On Burlington diocese's list 8/22/19. News suit in 5/21 claims abuse of a boy in VT in 1978, starting when the boy was age 5 or 6.

Br. Edward C. Courtney

Order: CFC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Accused of abuse of at least 55 boys. Order knew in 1960s about abuse yet allowed Courtney to teach in IL, MI, NV, NY and WA. Left order 1983. Worked in public schools in WA until accusations surfaced. Pled guilty 1988 to indecent liberties; two-year probation. Said to be over 50 victims. Five plaintiffs settled for $1.9M in 2/07. Suit filed 2006 for abuse of one in 1980 at St Alphonsus School in Seattle and at O'Dea; settled for $1.1M Fall 2007. Suits filed 3/09, 11/22/11 (7 claims) and 3/13 (15 claims). Order agreed to $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs for abuse by multiple order brothers 5/13. Allegations against Courtney by 52 of 400 claimants. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. On 6/25/14, archdiocese announced $12.1M settlement of 30 claims against order, archdiocese, Briscoe School and Seattle's Bishop O'Dea HS. Eleven were claims of abuse by Courtney. Known in 2/16 to have been living in HI. Included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16.

Fr. Philip J. Coury

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Worked in TX, MO, IL, CO. Diocese of KC-St. Joseph announced 4/6/17 it had received a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor by Coury while he was on staff at St. John Minor Seminary 1975-78. Order restricted Coury's public ministry prior to notifying the diocese. Included on diocese list 9/5/19. Permanently removed from ministry. On the Vincentians list in 2020., which notes abuse in the 1980s reported in 2010, and that he was removed from ministry and living under supervision.

Fr. Joseph Coutu

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Name included on Gallup diocese's 12/14 list of credibly accused clerics. Assignments include St. Mary's, Farmington NM 05/81 - 12/81; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holbrook AZ, 12/81 - 83; Sacred Heart Cathedral, Gallup NM 1983 - 06/84.

Fr. James B. Coveney

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA AG's 3/1/6 Grand Jury Report, Coveney fondled the genitals of a 10-year-old boy while assigned to St. Joseph's in Portage PA in the 1980s, as reported to Bishop Adamec in 1996. Adamec sent Coveney to treatment then returned him to ministry. Also accused in 1988 of fondling the genitals of five 7th-grade boys; sent to treatment by Adamec. No reports to police either time. Coveney retired in 2011. Placed on leave in 2/16 during re-examination by diocese of previous allegations against clergy.

Fr. Francis A. Cowgill

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK

Named among seven clerics by the Juneau diocese in 8/19 as having allegations of sexual misconduct against them involving minors or vulnerable adults. Monsignor. Sexual misconduct with minors 1956-64 alleged. Died 10/16/2000. Included on the Anchorage archdiocese's list 1/16/20, where he was assigned 1966-2000.

Bishop Leonard P Cowley

Ordained: 1938
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Identified 2/11/15 as accused of abusing a minor. Man has reportedly filed a claim alleging he was molested as a child by Cowley in 1968 when the boy was 15, on a trip to northern Minnesota. Cowley was a pastor at the Basilica of St Mary in the 1960s and a bishop from 1957 until his death in 1973.

Fr. Brian M. Cox

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Priest of the Josephite society from 1968. Joined the Baltimore Archdiocese in 1981. In 1995 a complaint of abuse in 1981 was made to Baltimore. Cox admitted that he had abused during 1979-85. Placed on permanent leave without privileges. Arrested in 2002, charged with abuse of two boys. Sentenced to 15 months in jail and 5 years probation. Served 9 months. Laicized in 2004. Registered sex offender.

Fr. Charles G. Coyle

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Sued in 2002. Accused of abuse of a boy in the 1970s at Newton South High School in Boston. Reportedly, a second youth who was living with Coyle later died by suicide. Coyle was working in New Orleans when accusation made public; placed on leave. Second suit filed in 2003 alleged abuse dating to when Coyle was a seminarian in Baltimore. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died 7/1/15. Included on New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Taught at New Orleans' Jesuit High 1958-61, when he was a scholastic. On MD Province's list 12/7/18. On Baltimore archdiocese's list.

Fr. Finbar Coyle

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Assigned to Santa Fe cathedral 1959-74; worked from there as Franciscan vocations director for the Southwest. Later worked in New Orleans archdiocese and Baton Rouge diocese. Died 2/6/91. Last listed in 1988 Directory, but death entry in 1992 Directory shows his location as St. Mary of the Angels, a Franciscan parish in New Orleans. The 1989-91 Directories do not show him as assigned to that parish. During his time in Santa Fe aka Finbar. Listed in Directory as Barry thereafter. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. Added to New Orleans' list in 2020. On the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese's list in 12/20; 1 credible allegation of abuse there; assigned 2/73-6/74 to St. Therese in Fort Wayne. On Las Cruces list in 11/20; at St. Peter's in Roswell 1965.

Fr. Jerome Paul Coyle

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Per news in 11/18, Coyle admitted in 1986 to Bishop Soens to having had sexual contact or attraction to about 50 boys in IA over 20-plus years. The diocese removed him from ministry and sent him to the Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs NM for treatment. He stayed in NM for 30 years. The Sioux City diocese did not notify police or the public. (Bishop Soens was himself later credibly accused of the sex abuse of students as a priest and school principal.) Coyle was moved by the Sioux City diocese in 6/18 to a Fort Dodge IA care facility, next to a Catholic School. Diocese admitted in 10/18 to hiding Coyle's identity for decades. On diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. Robert Craig

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused per Archdiocesan List 3/20/06. Removed 1990 and resigned from priesthood 10/93. Suit filed 4/06. Several known victims claim abuse between 1982 and 1990. Previous settlement made in 1989. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. At least 1 claim included in 8/08 $12.7M settlement involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs. Laicized in 10/09.

Fr. Walter G J Craig

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Ordained: 1923
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

Ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Louis; became priest of Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese when it was established in 1956. In late 2012, the diocese announced it had received a credible complaint that Craig sexually abused a boy in the mid-1960s. Craig was assigned to Immaculate Conception in New Madrid at that time. He died 12/16/71. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau's list 11/19/18. On the St. Louis archdiocese's list 7/26/19.

Fr. Donald W. Cramer

Ordained: 2001
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/19. Investigated by Homeland Security for possible child porn and federal law violations. Investigation dropped when child porn not found on Cramer's computer. Cramer did reportedly tell someone online in CT who was charged with child porn possession that he wanted to go to Mexico to "rent" boys. Dispensed from the priesthood in 11/14.

Fr. William N. Cramer

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Accused of abusing two young brothers in 1984. Their mother told the diocese, which then transferred him. Reported to police in 1985; convicted in 1988 and received three years probation. Each child received $38K in civil suit. Worked as hospital chaplain beginning 1991. Placed on leave 2002. Cramer hired a canon lawyer to fight his suspension. Name is included on the "Perversion Files," a national list of Boy Scout Leaders accused of being molesters which was released 10/12. On Paterson diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Thomas Anthony Crandall

Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

Active priest when arrested in 1/02 for dealing drugs and taking money from parish. Sentenced to 51 months in federal prison. Out on probation in 2005 when he was arrested on child porn charges. Convicted by jury in 6/06. Sentenced to 10 years in prison. On sex offender registry. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002.

Fr. Robert J. Creager

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Creager was one of seven priests asked to step down from public ministry in 5/02 because of allegations of sexual abuse. Allegations were brought to the diocese's attention within the preceding two months. On diocese's list 12/18. Died 10/25/08.

Fr. Thomas P. Creagh

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Archdiocesan officials knew of abuse of a teenage boy in 1983 and contributed $10K to a settlement with the victim. Four suits filed in 2002 alleged abuse 1983-97; removed from parish. Spent some time in a Florida parish after the first settlement. Permanently removed from active ministry as of 10/02. Laicized in 2004. Died in 2008. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. Hubert E. Creason

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Creason resigned from St. James Church in Catawissa in 2002 after allegations that he had sexually abused a minor about 25 years previously. Another complaint alleged abuse from about 30 years previously. Church substantiated both allegations and asked for his resignation. He left an earlier assignment at Our Lady Queen of Peace abruptly in late 1989 or early 1990. His next assignment was in 1/91. Died 9/1/06. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19.

Fr. C. Patrick Creed

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Died in 2001. Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of making sexually inappropriate comments to a teen in 1951 when the youth sought counseling after abuse by Fr. Louis Miller. In 2003 four or five other suits were filed by women claiming abuse by Creed when they were school girls.Three claims settled in 6/03 as part of massive settlement by the archdiocese. One other was dismissed by court in 2004 on SOL. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. Gerard E. Creighton

Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A 1973 memo to Cardinal Medeiros complained that Creighton had been transferred 17 times in 22 years and that the man was sick. In 1977 a woman told the archdiocese that she had seen two girls imitating oral sex and that they said they were imitating Creighton and their mother. Creighton retired in 1985. Creighton was placed on leave 1997. A woman filed suit in 1998 claiming abuse as a 17-year-old. Dismissed on 5/03 due to the statute of limitations. Creighton died in 2004. See 8/11 Boston AD database.

Fr. Robert R. Crisp

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

In 4/10, Crisp told Sacred Heart in Rowlett parishioners via letter that the diocese had granted his request for a 6-month leave of absence. A week later the bishop told parishioners he had removed Crisp because several women, including 2 teens, complained of inappropriate and unwanted touching. Privileges removed. Pled no contest 3/11. Sentenced to 6 months deferred adjudication and $650 fine. In 7/14 it was learned that Bishop Farrell had reassigned Crisp to prison ministry. He may also have been ministering at St. Joseph Village, a retirement home, in Coppell, TX. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Noted to be retired with faculties suspended. Accused in a suit filed in 8/19 of abusing a boy in the 1980s at St. Pius X School.

Fr. Fernando Cristancho

Ordained: 1985
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Removed in 1997 for sexual misconduct with a young woman in the Arlington diocese. Cristancho arranged in vitro fertilization of a woman in Colombia using his sperm.Triplets born in 11/01 (2 boys, 1 girl). Baltimore archdiocese learned about the children and fired Cristancho from parish in 7/02. Privileges removed in 2004. In 2006 DSS found sexual abuse of both boys, including oral sex. Mother reported a possible third victim. Maryland appeals court gave custody to mother in 10/08. Cristancho denied abuse. Arrested in 9/17, charged with making and possessing child pornography. Detectives found photos of little boys on Cristancho's electronic devices in his home, and on a memory card in a safe.

Fr. Edmund W. Croke

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Ordained: 1928
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Croke's personnel file was one of 16 released in Boston in 1/03. Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing at least one child. Died in 1971. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. John P. Cronin

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Name on a list in 9/02 of priests investigated by the D.A'.s office for allegations of sexual misconduct. Reportedly there were three victims, all beyond the statute of limitations. In 10/02 he admitted that a woman went to the Bishop in 1991 alleging an inappropriate sexual relationship when she was a teenager and that "there was some truth" to what she said. Sent for evaluation and found not to be a threat. Placed in charge of cemeteries with some restrictions. Bishop O'Malley ordered further restrictions after two more allegations surfaced in the mid-1990s. Died 4/28/14. Included in 1/21/ on the diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that his faculties were removed.

Fr. Sean Cronin

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Ireland. Arrived in L.A. archdiocese in 1972. Sued in 2003, accused of abuse between 1972-80. In 2004 the archdiocese counted two accusers. Personnel file released in 1/13 reveals he provided liquor to an underage teen he was counseling, asked the boy sexual questions and took him to see a movie with homosexual sex scenes. On administrative leave 2004-11. Laicized 1/26/11.

Fr. Thomas Cronin

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

A woman filed suit 10/10 in MO alleging she was abused by both Cronin and Fr. John Tulipana at separate times.T old diocese in 2009 that in 1979, at age 17, she confessed to Cornin that she was being sexually abused by a relative. She said Cronin molested her on multiple occasions. He left KC in 1996 to work as a hospital chaplain in Reno NV. "Retired" in 2004. Worked as Administrator of St. Mary in the Mountains in NV in 2010, per their bulletin. Removed 10/22/10. Involved with Rachel's Sanctuary (for homeless women) in NV. Included on KC-St. Joseph diocese's list 9/5/19, deemed "unsuitable for ministry out of concern for the safety of our youth."

Dolores Crosby

Order: SNJM
Status: Settled

Died: 07/22/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Crosby entered the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) in 1952. She was an elementary school principal for 30 years, working in Spokane, Edmonds, Tacoma, Seattle and Everett. In 1999 she surrendered her teaching credentials after an allegation surfaced against her of sexual abuse in the 1980s.  She died in 7/07. Her name was included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. In 7/21 the archdiocese announced that it had settled two cases with claims of sexual abuse by Crosby in the 1980s, while she was principal of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Seattle. 


Fr. Charles V. Cross

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Birmingham AL

Removed 5/02. Alleged to have molested at least 4 male teenagers in the early 1960s. Had not served as parish priest since 1985 because of "unrelated claims of sexual misconduct." Main duty was to oversee maintenance at diocese headquarters. Forced to retire 6/02 without privileges. One man sued Cross in 1995, claiming abuse 1960-1964. He had reported the allegations to the diocese in 1993. Case dismissed on SOL. Died 4/24/10. Referred to as "retired priest." On diocese's list 12/14/18.

Fr. William S. Crouse

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Worked in Ethiopia, GA, OH, NJ, Vietnam, MD, Puerto Rico and PA. Per the PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 report, Crouse sodomized a 14-year-old boy in the late 1960s while assigned to his order's monastery (Sons of the Sacred Heart, or "Verona Fathers") in Montclair, NJ. Victim told Altoona's Bishop Adamec in 2002. (Crouse was assigned to Altoona-Johnstown diocese at the time.) Alleged a "Fr Ben" also molested him, and both gave him alcohol. Crouse admitted "inappropriate relationship." Medical retirement 2002. Died 07/11/09.

Fr. Thomas Crowe

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

In 12/02 the Manchester diocese settled with six people claiming abuse by five priests, including Thomas Crowe. Crowe allegedly abused a 13-year-old boy 1949-50 while assigned to Blessed Sacrament. The abuse was said to have included one incident of oral sex and many of kissing and grooming. Crowe was deceased by the time of the settlement.

Fr. John David Crowley

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Complaint to diocese in 1992 from a mother that Crowley sexually abused her and her twin daughters, one age 16 when allegedly abused. Kept in ministry. Sent for 1 week eval at St. Michael's Community in 9/92, returned to same assignment. The women renewed their complaint in late 2001. In 8/02 it was sent to the D.A.; Diocesan Review Board deemed allegations credible in 12/02. Crowley resigned 1/03. Bishop Wuerl allowed him to tell the parish he was retiring early, without mentioning the reason. Ministerial faculties withdrawn 5/30/03. Vatican confirmed 6/9/04 that Crowley was to remain in retirement with no public ministry. He died in 2006. Another allegation 6/08 that he abused a boy, age 11-12, in the 1970s.

Deacon Joseph I. Crowley, Jr.

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Ordained as permanent deacon in 1980; assigned to St Anne's in Readville 1980-1992. Also worked as a chaplain at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Brighton (1989-1994) and Children's Hospital in Boston (1994-1998). Arrested 8/26/98. Pleaded guilty in 2/99 to six counts of rape and seven counts of indecent assault and battery on a child younger than 14. His victims were two family members. Sentenced to three successive 2 1/2-year terms and 10 years probation. Voluntarily laicized per 3/18/06 article and Archdiocese of Boston list released 8/25/11.

Fr. Stephen Crowley

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Claim(s) against Crowley were settled as part of the $22M settlement in 10/05 with the Hartford archdiocese. Retired in 1991. Per the archdiocese's list 1/22/19, Crowley was removed from ministry 6/11/02, was sentenced to a life of prayer and penance by the Vatican 10/21/15, and died 08/11/16.

Fr. Timothy M. Crowley

Ordained: 1976
Status: Charges Dropped

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Accused of sexual misconduct with an altar boy beginning age 10, 1982-90. Allegedly threatened to kill the boy if he told. Removed from his Lansing, MI parish in 1993. Lansing diocese settled with the alleged victim in 1993 for $200K. Sent to rehab for two years. Allowed in 1995 to work in Anchorage, AK with full approval of Archbishop Hurley. Removed in 2002 after Dallas Bishops Conference. Criminal charges considered in 2003 in MI, but not filed. Laicized in 2015. After MI A.G. investigation, arrested 5/18 in Tempe, AZ. Charged with eight counts of criminal sexual conduct. Charges dropped in 10/19 due to statute of limitations. A.G. filed an appeal in 12/19. On Lansing diocese's list 9/27/19. On Anchorage archdiocese's list 1/16/20.

Fr. Angel Cruces

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Sued in 1983. Accused of abuse of 1 girl. L.A. archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese since 1978. Died in 1996. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files released 1/13.

Fr. Thomas J. Crum

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Youngstown OH

Removed in 6/09 after newly reported allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenage student more than 30 years prior. When confronted, he admitted the allegations were true and was sent to a treatment facility. Assigned to Cardinal Mooney High School as well as to St. James in Warren and St. John the Baptist during the relevant time period. Three additional allegations received within one month. Laicization announced 07/19/10. On diocese's list 10/29/18. Accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, age 12, in 1981 while assigned to St. Christine's in Youngstown. The abuse allegedly occurred during a trip to Colorado and included Crum plying the boy with alcohol.The sutit settled in 2020 in the low 5 figures.

Fr. J. Peter Crynes

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Monsignor. In 3/06 the diocese received a report that Crynes had sexually abused a girl 1974-77, beginning when she was age 17. Another woman soon came forward, alleging sex abuse by Crynes as a teen. He admitted to his behavior, saying he "always saw his physical behavior with women as gestures of loving paternal affection." Removed from active ministry 5/06. By 6/06 four other women had reported abuse as teens by Crynes. One of them said that in 2002 she told diocesan Vicar for Priests, Fr. Kopacz, about her abuse, but he did nothing. Crynes lived at Villa St Joseph in Dunmore per diocesan website 9/1/09. Ordered by Vatican to live a life of prayer and penance. Another report in 1/16 of abuse 1972-73 of a girl, age 16-17. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Found in 9/18 to be a member of a private golf club. On diocese's list 8/19/18 (as Peter G. Crynes).

Fr. James Csaszar

Ordained: 1999
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Placed on leave 11/7/17 by diocese due to "excessive and questionable text and telephone communications with a minor and potential misuse of church funds." Minor was a 16-year-old boy. Pastor of Resurrection in New Albany, previously long-time pastor of St. Rose in New Lexington. Police were investigating. Csaszar took his own life 12/2017. In 4/18 investigators said he left suicide notes. He denied sexual contact with any child or adult. The boy denied a sexual relationship, but said he felt manipulated and threatened by Csaszar. The diocese said text messages between the two referenced a nude photo of the boy.

Fr. Paul Csik

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Ordained: 1932
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 2010 of abuse in the 1960s. Reportedly worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Also worked in NY, FL, LA. Csik died in 1970. Included on the Salesians list in 3/20 of credibly accused.

Fr. Stephen D. Cude

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

A man claimed in a lawsuit filed in 11/10 that Cude sexually abused him as a boy St. Joseph Old Cathedral in Oklahoma City. Cude left the priesthood in 1998. Cude's personal website in 2010 said he was a parish priest for 13 years, a hospital chaplain for about 16 years at OK Health Center in OK City, and a part-time chaplain at BIshop McGuinness High School. On the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 10/3/19. It notes that Cude's faculties were removed 5/15/19.

Fr. Nicholas V. Cudemo

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of 11-16 young girls in the 1960s and '70s. Archdiocese first learned of abuse in 1991. Sued in 1992. Placed on leave 1996. Laicized 3/21/05. Named in Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Cardinal Bevilacqua admitted in 2003 deposition that Cudemo was allowed to remain active because a priest "has rights"; "If we tried to remove him, he could bring action." Named as diagnosed pedophile in secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. Molloy (released 2/27/12). Discussed in testimony in 2012 trial of Msgr. Lynn.

Fr. Robert B. Cullen

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused on 3/1/07 in testimony before the Maryland legislature of sexually abusing a grade-school girl and others in the 1960s. The girl's mother allegedly reported the abuse repeatedly to another Jesuit in the late 1960s and to another sometime after 1982. Cullen remained in ministry. He died 2/5/05. Worked in many dioceses. On Jesuits Maryland Province list 12/17/19. Allegations of abuse late 1960s-1980s in Maryland. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. William J. Cullen

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Named publicly as accused by the Northeast Province Jesuits on its list 1/15/19. Credibly accused in 2016 of abuse of a minor 1995-96, while assigned to Nativity Prep in Boston. Cullen died 5/25/10. On the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. No known allegations there. Noted to have been removed from ministry in 2005. Included on the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21.

Fr. William J. Cummings

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Member of the Singing Priests; died of AIDS in 5/94. Personnel file released in 1/03; contained allegations that he abused a 10-year-old boy in Somerville, MA in 1982. Lawsuits filed in 6/02 and 8/02. Both later settled, one in massive Boston settlement in 2003 and the other in a private settlement in 12/03. A pending third suit in 12/03. Boston AD database in 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.

Fr. Arthur Manuel Cunha

Ordained: 1984
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Arrested in 6/86 after police investigation of report by restaurant waitress of suspicious behavior involving a man and boy. The boy was age 11 and Cunha was in his first assignment after ordination. Sentenced to 60 days jail and 4 months counseling center for abuse of two boys. At least three civil suits filed claiming abuse of boys in 1986. One suit settled for $640K. May have left priesthood.

Fr. Christopher John Cunningham

Ordained: 1989
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Removed from parish 3/04, no explanation. Sent to another by Cardinal Mahoney. Had been outspoken critic of Mahoney's handling of sex abuse cases. Removed 2006 from active ministry. Included on list quietly posted on archdiocese website 1/13 of credibly accused. Per 5/7/15 lawsuit, abuse in 2001-02 of a 12-13 year-old boy. Per suit, Cunningham often had boys with him in his living quarters. Settled 1/19. Accused in 2017 suit of abuse of 4 boys, ages 10-15, mid-1990s-early 2000s at 3 parishes; suit claims reports made to superiors in each case, to no avail. Cunningham denied all allegations. In 11/17 was found to be psychologist with youth counseling specialty in RI. Arrested in 4/21 in RI, charged with sex assault in '90s-early 2000s of 4 L.A. children. Pled not guilty 4/30/21.

Fr. John Curley

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Braintree in the late 1960s. Started the Pilgrim Center for troubled youth. Worked with later convicted priest Paul Shanley 1967-69. Died in 11/99. One of nine priests previously not known to have been accused whose names were released in 3/11 by BishopAccountability.org. Names were in a little-known archdiocesan report from 2001 which summarized accusations against priests and their treatment, and the cost of victims' treatments and settlements. Settlement in the high five figures in 11/20 with a man alleging sexual assault by Curley at age 12 in 1981, while the boy was living at the Pilgrim Center.

Fr. John J. Curran

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Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Died: 01/18/1976
Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Curran retired in 1972 and died in 1976. In 1994 a man testified before a legislative hearing that he had been molested by Curran in the 1950s. The diocese forwarded the information to police in 5/02. Another man had notified the police in 3/02 that he had also been molested in the late 1950s. Another man complained in 2007 of abuse as a boy in 1962. The bishop noted in 7/08 that if Curran were alive, the diocese would remove him from ministry pending investigation. Personnel file released in 1/14.

Fr. John William Curran

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abuse of two youths who were students at Chicago's Quigley South Seminary. Abuse reported by plaintiff in 1990 and 1991. Parishioners were told that he had taken "a sabbatical" when he left in 1993. Sued. In late 1994 archdiocese told parishioners the truth, but by then the SOL had expired for the plaintiffs. Curran died in 3/2000. At least one claim included in 10/05 settlement by archdiocese. Named in two 4/12 civil suits by two men who alleged abuse in 1987. Personnel file released in 1/14.

Fr. Thomas M. Curran

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed by the archdiocese in 8/02 due to a recently received allegation of abuse of a minor in the 1970s. A second allegation of abuse was made in 2004. The archdiocese announced in 3/07 that it could not substantiate either of the allegations. Curran's status then changed from "on leave" to "permanent disability" but he was limited to family only when celebrating sacraments. New allegations raised in 9/10; all privileges removed. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 and canonical proceedings still in process per Boston AD database. In 10/15 Curran's status is "Found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior Priest."

Fr. Samuel Thomas Curry

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Two sisters filed suit in 1/04 alleging sexual abuse by Curry 1976-79, when they were ages 9-12 and 12-15. The abuse allegedly occurred while he was assigned to St. Jude's in Spencer, IN. Assigned to Tell City, Indianapolis, Shelbyville parishes; pastor St. Jude in Spencer 1976-86. Transferred in 1986 to the Pensacola-Tallahasse FL diocese. Died 2/7/91. On the Indianapolis archdiocese's list 10/12/18. It notes seven known victims. Included on the Pensacola-Tallahassee list of credibly accused.

Fr. William D. Curtis

Ordained: 1947
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. Curtis's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated his information 06/23/14. Complaints of child sexual abuse made against Curtis in 10/88 and 6/90. Sent to St. Luke's for treatment 7/90. Ministerial privileges suspended 1/91 while at St. Luke's. Died 04/10/01.

Mother Camilla

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

One woman alleged abuse by Mother Camellia, Mother Henrietta, and Sister John at St. Ignatius Mission on Flathead Indian Reservation. Allegations are included in 9/11 civil suit against Ursuline Order and Helena Diocese filed by 45 people against multiple nuns, 6 priests and 2 brother. On diocese's list 4/29/15 as Sister Camilla, OSU.