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.

Viewed by Last Name:
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   
Total Individuals: 178


Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Fr. James Edward Fritsch

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of raping a girl, age 13, in 1966. Complainant demanded release of diocesan file. Settlement in 12/04 revealed Covington diocese had hospitalized Fritsch in 1965 after he had "contact with about 9 to 10 girls," one age 15. He was assigned in 1965 to St. William's in Lancaster, KY. Behavior continued in treatment. Fritsch was returned to work, then suspended. Sent to the Owensboro diocese. Complainant alleges abuse there and in the Evansville IN diocese. Left priesthood; married in 1969. Went on to work in NJ with delinquents and on school board. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). On Lexington diocese's list in 8/20.

Fr. Mario Fabbri

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, in 1950 Fabbri anally raped a 9th-grade boy in his rectory bed at St. John Gaulbert parish in Johnstown PA. It said Fabbri raped the boy further in NY, and in Montreal and Quebec. In 1999 the victim contacted the diocese. He said Fabbri told him, "you are not as cooperative as the others." Last known to be in Italy. Presumed dead.

Fr. Donald S. Fafinski

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Working at St John Vianney in Orchard Park NY in 1988. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. Ernest Faggioni

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Fagione or Faggione. Died 6/14/06. At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with New Orleans archdiocese in Fall 2009. Included on archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Noted that allegation received in 2006 of abuse in the 1950s and 1960s. Worked at Archbishop Shaw High School, Hope Haven in Marrero and St. John Bosco in Harvey. Also worked in MA and NY, NJ, IN, FL. Included on the Salesians list of credibly accused in 3/20.

Fr. Murty M. Fahy

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Associate pastor at St. Anne's Church, Lodi 8/85-3/01. Also teacher at St. Mary High School 1970-85. Accused in 2006 of abuse of a girl in the mid-1990s at his church's elementary school. Police conducted investigation but were unable to substantiate the allegations. Diocese officials still investigating as of 01/07. Civil suit filed in 12/06 by a woman alleging abuse age 5-11. Plaintiff dismissed suit 11/07. Fahy died 3/2/01. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.

Fr. Frank E. Fairbairn

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Left position as chaplain at Northeastern University to work as a priest in Peru, 1994-1999. Died in 9/00. Reportedly in 1/03, Fairbairn was accused for the first time in a recent lawsuit of abusing a 14-year-old boy in 1970. Per the Boston AD database in 8/11, no formal determination of guilt either because Fairbairn died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Justin Faler

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1945
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 2002 of abuse in the late 1950s. Died in 1979. Included on the St Joseph Abbey Benedictines list also in 11/18. It notes that he was alleged to have abused two minors in the late 1950s, reported in 2002 and 2006.

Fr. Francis J. Fallert

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Spent most of priesthood in AK. Died 6/2/90. Plaintiffs filed 43 suits 1/09 against Jesuits and former provincial alleging that order knew of abusive priests in Alaska and did nothing to stop them. One woman in the suit alleged abuse by Fallert at St. Michael's 1956-57. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims reported in 2009 of abuse 1956-57 and 1968-72.

Fr. John J. Fallon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

Arrested in 9/85 on charges of mailing child pornography, involving photos of a boy under age
14, to a photo lab for developing. Other photos of boys from the town where Fallon was assigned were found at the rectory. Pled guilty in 12/85; sentenced to 5 years probation, including 6 months of psychiatric therapy. Lived in New Mexico "on sick leave" 1989-2000. Moved to a Syracuse retirement home; remained inactive. Syracuse diocese said it had no knowledge of his past. Died 2/5/05. On Ogdensburg diocese list 11/13/18. Named in 8/19 lawsuit(s) under the NY Child Victims Act. By 4/21 there were eight suits naming Fallon.


Fr. Arthur A. Falvey

Ordained: 1930
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

In 6/09, the Jesuits settled with a man who alleged that Falvey raped him repeatedly over a four-year period, beginning in 1954 when he was age 7 and Falvey was assigned to St. Ignatius in Sacramento. Falvey died in 2/23/1966. On the Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19. It notes an allegation received in 2018 of rape of a boy under age 14 in the early 1960s. Falvey was the brother of Fr. Mark Falvey who abused at least 10 children in CA and was the subject of a 2007 settlement by the Jesuits. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Mark A. Falvey

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1928
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in 2002 and 2003 by three people of abuse in 1950s-60s. Named in at least one civil suit. Worked in CA, China, Philippines. Accused of abusing at least 10 children 1959-75. Died 5/13/1975. Tentative settlement of $16M reached between 9 plaintiffs and Jesuit order in 5/07. Brother of Fr. Arthur Falvey who also was accused of abuse in 2009 settlement of a separate case. Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte said in 12/15 Falvey abused him when he was a freshman at Ateneo de Davao High School, and that he molested other students as well.

Fr. Kenneth Farabaugh

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Archdiocese learned of allegations from a third party in 1993. Individual denied making the accusations and Farabaugh also denied, so matter dropped. In 2000 the same individual met with the archdiocese and provided detailed allegations of sexual abuse. Farabaugh was under investigation by police and the archdiocese at time of his death in car accident in 12/00. (His car ran off the road and struck a tree). Name appeared on Baltimore's 9/26/02 list of abusers.

Fr. Douglas F. Faraci

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Removed from ministry in 2018. Working at NY General Hospital in Buffalo in 1987-1988. Accused in 2002 of abusing two altar boys in the 1970s. Medical leave in 2003. Admitted to diocese in 2016 to hearing confessions and publicly celebrating mass after removal from ministry. Case sent to Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. David M. Farland

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Name not publicly released until 3/06. Accusation in the early 1990s of abuse of a minor i1984-88. The matter was handled internally by his superiors who removed Farland from any ministry with access to minors, according to Diocesan spokesman. On medical leave in 1994. Last assignment was St. Michael's Cathedral. Given 'life of prayer and penance.' Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Donald G. Farmer

Ordained: 1963
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Left priesthood in the late 1960s. Laicized in 1972. Working as marriage and family counselor in 2003 when arrested for the abuse in 1966 of four preteens. Charged with 14 felony counts. Charges dismissed in 2003 when CA law was overruled by Supreme Court. Named in at least three civil suits.

Fr. John L. Farrand

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. Allegation of abuse in 1961 reported in 1961. Farrand admitted to the abuse. He reportedly was teaching at Canisius High School in Buffalo when the abuse occurred. He was transferred to Brooklyn Prep the same year, and went on to teach at other schools in NY, France and Puerto Rico. His last assignment 1976-97 was at Loyola School in NY. He died in 2003. Named in a lawsuit filed in 7/20.

Fr. William J. Farrell

Ordained: 1947
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Farrell retired in 1990 and died in 9/99. His name appeared on the Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. At least one claim filed during the Archdiocese bankruptcy 2011-12. The plaintiff alleged abuse in 1973 when he was an 11-year-old boy.

Fr. Clarence Edward Farrelly

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 2/22/19 list. It notes two allegations received, of abuse of girls, occurring in the 1960s. Retired 1979. Died 1987. Its list updated 9/24/19 shows three allegations.

Fr. John V. Farris

Order: CM
Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Attended St. John Seminary in Kansas City and worked in nine Missouri parishes. Major issues with alcoholism throughout career. Spent seven years at St. John's and/or Queen of Angels Seminary in CA. Sued in 2003 in CA, accused of abuse of a youth 1951-54. Died in 2003. Personnel file released 09/09/13. Also worked in Denver CO and Cape Girardeau and Perryville, MO. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. Included on the Vincentians list in 2020.

Fr. James F. Farry

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1990. Sent to live at St. Michael's School for Boys in Hoban Heights in 1/54 after suffering an aneurism. Bishop Hannan moved Farry in 5/60 due to the priest's "intolerable" relations with the guests there. Farry was transferred to Cure of Ars Hospice. He later assisted at St. Mary's in Old Forge, was chaplain at St. Mary's Vialla in Elmhurst, then resided at St. Boniface in Willaimsport 11/76-6/90. He died in 1990. In 2006 a man reported to the diocese that when he was a resident as a child of St. Michael's 1953-54, he was sexually abused by a priest, later identified as Farry. The diocese agreed to take care of the man's counseling co-payments. On diocese's list 8/19/18 (as James E.).

Fr. Richard B. Farwell

Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Placed on leave 5/85; diocese announced he was assigned to "a priestly ministry program" in RI; actually sent to House of Affirmation in MA for treatment. Returned to Charlotte diocese 7/88. Accused 2/99 of abuse of 10- to 12-year-old boy 19 years prior. Sent to Miami FL archdiocese in 2000 with letter of reference from Bishop Curlin. Same accuser resurfaced 2002. Faculties revoked 4/02. Indicted 8/02 on charges of " indecent liberties" with boy in mid-1980s. Pled no contest 11/04; sentenced to 180 days probation, counseling and community service. Civil suit filed 7/19/11. Accused of abuse of an altar boy; grooming began in the early 1980s when the boy was 14, after the boy confided to Farwell that he had been raped by a truck driver while hitch-hiking. Filed suit 4/13/20. On diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Richard Wayne Fassbinder

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Retired in 1997. Privileges removed 4/02 after review board determined "reasonable cause" to suspect he had sexually abused a male minor during his assignment at Prince of Peace parish. Abuse said to have begun in 1974 and ended in mid-1980s. Allegations first reported 12/01. Died 5/04. Name also on 2003 Archdiocesan list of abusers. Per documents released by archdiocese in 11/14, Fassbinder admitted taking nude pics of and a "sexual relationship" with a boy, beginning in 1974 when the boy was age 16 and continuing for 15 years; he said he didn't know the boy was a minor. He was in ministry for two years after his admission.

Br. Charles George Fatooh

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in a 2006 lawsuit of abuse of a student 1973-74 at Chaminade College Prep in Canoga Park, where he was later principal. Left the Marianists and was ordained a priest on 8/24/85 for the Monterey diocese, where he became monsignor, Chancellor, and Moderator of the Curia. Still listed as an active priest at St. Joseph church in Cayucos in the 2010 Monterey Directory. Marianist personnel file released 7/13 as part of 2007 LA settlement.

Fr. Gerald Faue

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Religious brother at St. John's Abbey in 1950. Ordained in 1951. Accused of abuse 1965-67. Named in at least two civil suits. Abuse was alleged at St. Benedict in Montebello, CA. Died 1/30/88. Some of his personnel files released 7/13 reference "his problem" or "difficulty." Buried at Saint Gregory Abbey Cemetery in Shawnee, OK.

Fr. Robert D. Fay

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Fay took "health leave for a heart condition" in 1988 but worked as a real estate agent. A woman filed suit in 12/02 alleging that he abused her as a teen in the 1970s. Said he provided her and others with alcohol and marijuana. Settled in 2003. Per files released in 2/03, the church knew in 1980 that Fay had been arrested in NH for "drunkenness and use of narcotics" and there were other allegations of misbehavior with youths. Involuntary laicization announced 2/12/05.

Fr. William J. Fedders

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Lexington KY

Ordained for the Diocese of Covington. Incardinated into the Diocese of Lexington when it was established in 1988. A man reported to the Lexington Bishop J. Kendrick WIlliams in 1993 that Fedders abused him three times in 1983 when he was a 14-year-old 8th grader and altar boy at Christ the King in Lexington. The alleged victim suggested a settlement of $200K in 1994, but the diocese offered only to pay for counseling. The man rejected the counseling offer. He filed a civil suit in 6/02. Fedders was suspended. Permanently removed in 9/04, given a 'life of prayer and penance'. Case dismissed on SOL. Not reported to police until 2004. Included on the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). On Lexington's list in 8/20. It notes that Fedders admitted to "a single incident of inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor."

Fr. Martin J. Federici

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Placed on leave after suit filed 9/96 alleged that Federici sexually abused a 12-year-old boy in a confessional and rectory in 1981. Two suits filed in 1996 and one in 1999 alleged abuse of 16-year-old, 13-year-old and another teen. One settled in 1999 and others in 2001. Additional claim(s) settled 2003. Laicization announced 5/03. New suit filed in 2010 by convicted rapist who alleged abuse 1976-77. Federici died 5/7/13. Five cases naming four priests of diocese, including Federici, settled 5/17. Per 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 19 victims, boys and girls ages 8-17, abused 1967-94.

Fr. Ralph P. Federico

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Died: 10/19/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. Two more lawsuits, filed in 7/20, claim Federico sexually abused boys while assigned to St. John's in Jamestown. Also accused of abusing boys while pastor of Our Lady of Pompeii in Depew. Per two of the suits, Federico's victims were abused at age 10, one in around 1976, the other around 1974. Federico was known for speaking out against pornography and obscenity in literature. He died 10/19/07.  In 8/21 the Diocese announced that the allegations against Federico had been substantiated by its Review Board. (Name misspelled Frederico in some news accounts.)

Fr. James F. Fedor

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Per the report, Fedor sought counseling for himself 1981-86 due to his desire for contact with young girls. In 1986-87 he underwent psychological evaluation and treatment. He went on Indefinite Leave of Absence 7/91 and was laicized 5/3/94. In 2012 a woman told the diocese that Fedor sexually abused her over a two-year period, beginning in 1978 when she was age 10. On diocese's list 8/19/18. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Vincent Feehan

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Feehan was one of four priests accused of abuse of a boy. A civil suit settled and was dismissed in 1991. Included on the archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It notes allegation of received in 1987 of abuse in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and that Feehan then went on leave. He died in 2010.

Fr. Theodore Feely

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Feely worked in IL, CA and NV. In 2002 two men alleged Feely of abused them when they were minors in IL 1968-72. One of the men filed 2/06 civil suit against the Rockford Diocese claiming Feely repeatedly sexually abused him, including rape, at age 13 in 1969. The man said the abuse started on a four-day trip to the Wisconsin Dells. He said he was awakened by the priest choking him, and was then sodomized. Feely's accuser also said he told another priest during confession, who pulled him out of the confessional, said he was evil then pushed him down the stairs. The lawsuit was dismissed on SOL. Feely died in NV in 1991. On Rockford diocese's list 11/14/18. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. On Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20; worked there at St. George's 1981-82.

Fr. John Patrick Feeney

Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Accused of sex abuse of many boys and girls. Removed 1986. Assigned to 18 parishes in 30 years. Convicted 2004. Sentenced 15 years prison; served 8. Released 11/11. Laicized 8/05. Also worked in NV, CA, NE. Claim in $660M L.A. archdiocese settlement 7/07. Suit filed in NV 1/08. Brothers from criminal case filed fraud case against Diocese 1/08. WI trial held 5/12. Jury found Diocese committed fraud and awarded plaintiffs $700K. They dropped punitive damages claims. New Trial set for 5/13; settled 3/13 for $700K. Another trial in NV 10/12. $500K against Green Bay. Diocese appealed; NV Supreme Court reversed ruling 05/15. On Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/19, noting abuse 1962-63 as an extern priest. On Green Bay diocese's list 1/17/19. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.

Fr. Thomas J. Feeney

Ordained: 1937
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Sued at least twice. Accused of abuse in 1950s-60s. Former vicar general of diocese. Died 1981. Diocese admitted in 5/06 that allegations were credible. Four additional suits filed 5/06. Civil trial began in 9/06 in a suit filed in 2005. A man testified that Feeney abused him for 6 years, beginning when he was age 7. Jury awarded plaintiff $1.5M. A man testified at the same trial that Feeney abused him as a boy in the late 1940s. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 7/15/08. It notes allegations of abuse of 15 male minors, the earliest known abuse in 1957.

Fr. William Feeser

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Died: 09/4/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Retired in 2010 for health reasons. Living at Immaculate Conception Parish in Sacramento when accused in 10/11 of sex abuse of a girl at Our Lady of Assumption in Carmichael, where he was assigned 1977-82. Removed from ministry. Died in 2012. Accused in 2016 of abuse of a boy while at Our Lady of Assumption between 1977 and 1978. Both alleged victims were under age 14 at time of the abuse. On diocese's list 4/30/19. In 2019-21 there were new allegations that Feeser sexually abused two boys under age 18, and a girl younger than 14.

Fr. John Richard Feiten

Ordained: 1948
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. Feiten's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. He retired from active ministry in 6/00 and died 7/9/01. After his death, two separate complaints of abuse of minor boys were received against Feiten. Abuse in 1969 was reported in 2002 and a second, undated complaint was made in 04/06.

Fr. Thomas F. Feldhaus

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Removed in 2003 after an accusation of abuse of a youth in 1979. A civil suit filed in 3/04 by a different man alleged he was abused as a boy by Feldhaus 1986-91, at Our Lady of Victory. On administrative leave until laicization in 10/14.

Fr. Angelo J. Feldkamp

Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Died: 03/12/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay since 1990 when placed on leave in 5/02 by the Norbertines, after allegations that he abused a child more than 25 years prior. Abbot Pennings High School faculty member in De Pere WI 1968-90. Director 1971-75 of Camp Tivoli in WI. Died 3/12/19. On the St. Norbert Abbey's list of credibly accused 7/19/19. It notes multiple allegations.

Fr. Keith Fennessy

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Suspended from position at St. Columba's in Manhattan in 6/15, where he'd served since 2011, after pornography discovered on his computer "that violated the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People." Small notice in archdiocesan newspaper after suspension. Archdiocese announced in 3/16 that its Review Board investigated and recommended Fennessy no longer be permitted to serve as a priest. In 5/20 Fennessy filed suit against Cardinal Dolan, claiming he was falsely accused. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Removed from ministry.

Fr. Francis S. Feret

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. One man reported in 2006 that Feret abused him at age 9 in the early 1970s. Last assignment was at St. Adalbert Church in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that allegations were substantiated and Feret would be permanently removed from active ministry. Suit filed 9/18/12.

Fr. George Ferguson

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Named as abuser of one youth when the boy attended St. Anthony's Parish in Missoula. No date for abuse is given. Claim is included in amended civil suit filed 9/29/11 against the Helena Diocese and Ursuline Order of Nuns by multiple plaintiffs. Died 6/12/86. Diocese originally claimed he was a Jesuit, not diocesan, priest. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement.

Fr. Ivan Ferguson

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Ordained an Auxiliary Priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles in an Apostolic Vicariate in the Diocese of St. Joseph of the Amazon, Peru. Incardinated in 1979 into the Archdiocese of Hartford. Removed from ministry 3/4/93. Three men claimed in 1993 civil suits abuse as minors by Ferguson in the 1970s. One suit was withdrawn, two were settled. Still a priest in 3/02, but no ministerial or teaching duties. Died 12/16/02. At least two claims included in 10/05 $14M settlement with archdiocese involving 14 priests. Separate suits filed by three brothers in 8/07 and 11/07 alleging abuse in the late 1970s. In 7/08 two more suits were filed claiming 1981 abuse. Diocese found negligent in 2012 civil trial before jury. Judgment of $1M for one plaintiff. Archdiocese asked supreme court to overturn the verdict as of 9/12/14. On Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. Stephen A. Fernandes

Ordained: 1976
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Arrested in 11/04 and placed on leave after a computer repair technician found child pornography involving men and boys on his laptop computer and reported it to the Diocese. Assigned to Our Lady of Fatima in New Bedford at the time of his arrest. Also charged with exhibiting or posing at least one child engaged in a sexual act. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced in 11/05 to 8 months in prison, 4 years probation and a $20K fine. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Noted to have been laicized in 2008.

Fr. Federico Fernandez Baeza

Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Chicago-St. Louis Province Franciscan, in San Antonio 1981-87. Accused in 1988 suit of abusing two boys. Church promised to investigate and asked parents to keep quiet. Sent to treatment. Boys' older brothe said the priest abused him, too. Previously arrested for public indecency. Criminal charges dismissed. Civil suit settled 7/88. In 2002 man said he told Archbishop Flores in 1983 about seeing Fernandez naked in a swimming pool with two girls ages 10 and 11. Active priest 5/11 in Bogota, Colombia. One alleged victim who said Fernandez Baeza molested and raped him as a 5th-grader was convicted of rape and murder in 1995; he was executed in 2011 by the State of Texas. Fernandez Baeza was working in 2015 it Universidad de San Buenaventura in Cartagena, and posting "Sunday Reflections" on a Bogota church's website. On San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes eight allegations. Also removed in 2015 in Colombia by Franciscans, case referred to Vatican.

Fr. Walter Fernando

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in 1973 in Sri Lanka. Visiting priest in Los Angeles in 1981. Incardinated into the archdiocese in 1986. Sued in 2003, accused of abusing of girl, age 17, in 1980-81 while assigned to St. Hilary's in Pico Rivera. Placed on leave in 2004.

Fr. Ralph N. Ferraldo

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese 12/74 from a woman that Ferraldo molested aher16-year-old son and other altar boys and a hospital orderly. Timlin denied the accusations. Evaluated in 1985 after accusation of inappropriate behavior with a hospital patient. In 2/86 accused of sexual advances toward a 23-year-old male patient. He admitted to the behavior, and said he didn't know "what comes over him." Was told to go for evaluation and treatment. Granted Indefinite Leave of Absence 11/30/88. Died in 1997. In 2002 the diocese received a report from the Archdiocese of New York that a man alleged sexual abuse by Ferraldo when he was age 16 or 17 in 1982-83. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Leonard A. Ferrante

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Listed by the diocese in 4/02 as as no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. Assigned to Borromeo Seminary High School and College 1967-76, and to Lake County Catholic High School 1972-73. The Official Catholic Directory shows Ferrante to have been on leave 1976-79, does not index him 1980-86, and shows him as Absent on Leave 1986-88. He is not indexed beyond 1988. Laicized, per the diocese's list in 6/19.

Fr. Philip Ferrara

Ordained: 1990
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Ferrara, a member of the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton. With permission from Bishop Timlin, in 2001 established the Society of the Annunciation of Our Lord retreat within the diocese. Arrested 3/11 after a14-year-old boy alleged that Ferrara had sexually abused him at the Our Lady of Solitude retreat house in Little Meadows. The boy said Ferrara had him massage Ferrara's private parts with his feet on several occasions. Removed without privileges 4/11 and criminally charged. Pled no contest. Sentenced 10/11 to 6 monts to 2 years prison and a fine. Included in teh 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.

Bishop Joseph A. Ferrario

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Ordained for the Sulpician order in in 1951. Started his career in Mountain View, CA. Moved to Hawaii in 1957 and became bishop in 1982. Accused in 1985 of abuse of a 15-year-old boy beginning in 1975. A 1991 civil suit was dismissed due to SOL. Allegations "found to be groundless by an internal church investigation." Retired in 1993; died in 2003. New civil suit filed in 2012 claimed abuse in 1973. Accuser reported to diocese in 1991 but no action. Named in three suits filed in 2013. Accused in 2014 suit of abuse of a minor in 1968 or 1969, after the youth told him he had been abused by Fr. William Queenan. Accused in a 4/20 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, about ages 12-14, in 1975-78.

Fr. Romano J. Ferraro

Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Arrested 4/1/02; convicted and sentenced 5/20/04 to life in prison for repeatedly raping a boy 1973-80 in Billerica, MA starting when the boy was age 7. Admitted at trial he was pedophile who abused perhaps dozens of boys. Earliest abuse alleged in civil suits was 1964-68. Navy chaplain in FL 1968-71; dishonorably discharged; sued 1/06 for FL abuse. Reassigned. Allegedly abused in Brooklyn, Rockville Centre, St. Louis, and Metuchen dioceses. Suspended 1988. Diocese apparently knew much earlier. Name quietly added among 7 others to diocesan website 11/17 of priests laicized by the Vatican office "authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric." Per Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19 laicized 12/16/11. On St. Louis list 7/26/19. Lawsuit 12/19 claims abuse of boy, age 11 or 12 in 1984 or '85. Plaintiff was an altar boy at a Middlesex, NJ parish.

Fr. Joseph A. Ferreira

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

In a lawsuit filed in 11/06, a woman alleged she was molested by Ferreira at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro in 1973 and 1974 when she was in her teens. She also claimed that Ferreira continued to harass and stalk her throughout the years. Case later settled out of court. A second woman filed suit 6/09 alleging abuse by Ferreira 1970-1972 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro. On diocese's list in 2019. It notes that Ferreira was removed from ministry/retired 12/28/98. Died 12/21/14.

Fr. Augustine J. Ferretti

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

A woman filed suit 10/08 against Jesuits alleging abuse by Ferreti in 1970s, beginning when she was 8 and he was assigned to Lapwai Catholic Church, Nez Perce. Died 6/82. Suit dismissed 1/09 and refilled, adding Boise Diocese as defendant. Several other women came forward with similar complaints. At least 2 claims (1 by a man) were settled in massive Jesuit settlement 3/25/11. Named in civil suit against Ursuline Order & Helena MT Diocese 9/11 re abuse at St. Ignatius Mission. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. On Great Falls-Billings List 8/21/18. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes abuse of a minor 1952-58, 1960-69, 1971-76, reported in 2009.

Br. Salvatore A. Ferro

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Ferro was still listed as a brother as of 6/11/14. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information. They stated that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested. Lawsuits filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act includes claims by several men of sexual abuse by Ferro as boys. One said he was abused by Ferro at age 16 in the 1970s, at Iona Prep School in New Rochelle, NY. Two other men claim abuse in the 1970s while students at Msgr Farrell High School on Staten Island. One said he told three teachers who said to keep it quiet.

Fr. John F. Ferry

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Died 4/11/88. A man accused Ferry, then an editor of the diocesan newspaper, of drugging and abusing him in the late 1960s when accuser was a high school student working at the paper. The man wrote to the diocese at some point; his letter, along with complaints from more than 35 other alleged clergy abuse victims, were forwarded to police. Information was not released to public until 11/13, after an NBC 10 investigation. Accuser had correspondence from the diocese. On diocese's list 7/1/19.

Fr. Gerald B. Fessard

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in 1987 to sexually abusing children. Sent to Servants of the Paraclete for treatment. Pled no contest to battery and assault of students at San Fernando Mission minor seminary. Sentenced to three years probation. May have had conviction expunged after probation ended. Worked at Tribunal 1987 until his removal by the archdiocese in 2002. In 1994 sent to St. Luke's institute for treatment after parishioners complaint he would show up at youth group meetings, at times drunk. Accused in 1997 by a man of abusing him as a boy, age 8 or 9. Accused of abuse by at least eight people. Reportedly abused more than twenty. Fessard was one of six accused priests assigned to Santa Clara Parish in Oxnard 1962-96. Personnel file released 1/13. Laicized 12/19/07.

Fr. John M. Fiala

Order: SOLT
Ordained: 1984
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Ordained for Omaha. Joined SOLT Order 1996. Worked in NE, MO, KS, TX. Privileges removed 10/08 after allegations of abuse in San Antonio archdiocese. A 4/10 TX suit alleged Fiala raped a 16-year-old boy at least twice in 2007-08. In 4/10, Omaha said it knew in 2002 of his advances toward a minor in mid-1980s. Indicted 8/10 in TX. Arrested 9/3/10 in KS; returned to TX. Released on bail. Settlement of lawsuit with San Antonio and Omaha archdioceses, Corpus Christi diocese and Order 01/2011. Arrested in Dallas 11/18/10 for trying to hire hit-man to kill accuser. Convicted in Dallas on solicitation of murder 5/17/12. Sentenced to 60 years prison. Died in 7/17. On Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes two victims. On Kansas City KS list 1/25/19. On Corpus Christi and San Antonio list s1/31/19.

Fr. Robert C. Fichtner

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Monsignor. In 1/05 A 27-year-old man filed suit alleging Fichtner abused him at age 9 at St. Joseph's school in Holbrook. Fichtner was assigned to St. Joseph's 1981-1990. He retired in 2002. Placed on leave in 2003 when the allegations were made. In 6/05 the Archdiocese lifted all restrictions after the review board could not verify the allegation. Retired in 2002. Prior to retirement, Fichtner was a member of the College of Consultors for the Archdiocese. Died 6/7/13.

Fr. Donald Fiedler

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dodge City KS

Ordained for the Diocese of Wichita. Became a Dodge City diocesan priest in 8/64, where he worked 1/61- 1/88. Worked in the Diocese of Tucson 1989-2000. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Dodge City diocese on its list 10/1/19. Noted to not have been permitted to function as a priest since 2007. Allegations of abuse occurring in the mid-1980s substantiated.

Fr. Nicholas J. Figliola

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Ordained for the Capuchin Franciscans (OFM.Cap.) Appears to have left the order around 1980, working thereafter as a Rockville Centre priest. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at Holy Name of Mary in Valley Stream, where Figliola was assigned 5/79-6/85.

Fr. Elwood F. Figurelle

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, Figurelle was arrested in 1973 for indecent exposure. He was moved to another parish In 10/03 Figurelle resigned from his parish position and was federally charged with downloading child pornography from the Internet. Had been on leave since 3/03 when FBI searched the rectory and seized a computer containing child porn. Investigators would not permit Diocese to release information while investigation was ongoing. Figurelle pled guilty 10/03. Sentenced 2004 to 15-21 months. Given retirement status after release. Died in farming accident 7/08.

Fr. Mark A. Finan

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations of abuse occurring while assigned to St. Ignatius Prep in Chicago in 1944 and St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, OH 1964-65. Dismissed from the Jesuits 4/13/73. Died 11/18/93, age 77. Per his obituary, Finan "spent his later years serving in the Los Angeles [CA] area." The province's list revised 2/21/20 shows dates of abuse in Cincinnati as 1963-65.

Fr. Paul J. Finegan

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1980 of abusing two girls; renewed complaint in 1989 regarding same girls, including details of skin-to-skin sexual touching and names of three other possible victims; treated at Southdown and returned to ministry; removed in 2002 after nun reported to Cardinal Law that a "credible young man" had said he had been abused as a minor. "Voluntarily" laicized 2005. Last known to be living in Randolph. In 2009 another woman filed a police report which alleged abuse when she worked in rectory as a young teen.

Fr. Fred G. Fingerle

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 01/25/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died 1/25/02; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Sole priest at both St. John's in Whitesville and Blessed Sacrament in Andover 1983-2002. By 8/21 Fingerle was named in 27 lawsuits under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. William A. Finnerty

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 10/7/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Graduate of Conception Abbey. Accused at some point of abusing a girl more than 30 years prior. Archdiocese recommended that he remain at a care facility due to his poor health, with restrictions. Died in  10/09 at age 82. On the archdiocese's list 1/35/19. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the early- to mid-1960s.

Fr. Kevin R. Fisette

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Placed on leave and resigned from his Pawtucket parish in In 8/09, after a 3/09 complaint of sexual abuse of a minor 1981-82. This may have been during his first assignment after ordination. State police found allegations to be credible. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. On diocese's list 7/1/19. Fired from his job at Goodwill after his name appeared on the list.

Fr. Merle Joseph Fisher

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Accused in a lawsuit that settled in 2020 in the low six figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 8-11, during 1967-70. The abuse allegedly occurred in the rectory of Holy Cross Parish in Kalaheo, HI. In addition to the Diocese of Honolulu, Fisher had assignments in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Diocese of Boise, the Diocese of Christchurch New Zealand and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He died 11/26/01.

Fr. Paul R. Fisher

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Admitted to visiting some websites possibly with images of unclothed minors. FBI found no criminal images. Reinvestigated, some images turned over to the D.A., who concluded Fisher's computer did not contain criminal images. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/19.

Fr. Robert J. Fisher

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Convicted of a sexual offense committed against a 14-year-old girl in 1987 (referred to as misdemeanor charges of sexual imposition and contributing to sexual abuse of a minor). He served 30 days in jail in 1988 and underwent four years of therapy, after which he was reinstated. Placed on leave in 7/02 after the Dallas Bishops' Conference. Permanently removed from public ministry in 2005.

Fr. Edward Fitz-Henry

Ordained: 1985
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Ordained in Ireland. Worked in Monterey for over 20 years. Removed after complaint received 1/11 of abuse at Madonna Del Sasso parish. More info received on allegation of abuse involving a minor made about 20 years prior. Review Board found earlier allegation to be credible. Civil suit filed 2/15/11 by recent accuser. Fitz-Henry denied all allegations. Civil suit settled 2/12 for $500K. Fitz-Henry also sued Diocese 2/12. Settled in 3/13. Left priesthood and requested laicization. Docs to be released in 1/14. On diocese's list 1/2/19. It notes 1990 abuse reported to diocese in 1991. Laicized.

Fr. Edmund Fitzgerald

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 7/1/19. Removed from ministry 8/27/98. A man told the diocese in 1998 that Fitzgerald sexually abused him over several years in the 1960s, beginning when the man was an 8-year-old altar boy. Faculties removed in 2002. Years later, in the 2010s, the man's brother also alleged abuse as a boy by Fitzgerald, at age 9.

Fr. Howard E. Fitzgerald

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Des Moines IA

Removed without privileges from his assignments at Simpson College, St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Indianola and Immaculate Conception in St. Marys 6/30/14 after Diocese declared decades-old child sex abuse allegation to be credible. On diocese's list 4/4/19. It notes two allegations received of abuse of males in the late 1970s-late 1980s. Laicized.

Fr. J. Vincent Fitzgerald

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Died 9/07/09. Claims in 2010 suit of abuse at Tekakwitha Indian Mission, Sisseton SD. A man and woman alleged sexual abuse as children late '60s. Worked in Duluth diocese off and on 1957-83; also Crookston and New Ulm. Suits filed 11/19/13 and 2/14. One accuser known in Crookston. Named on 12/31/13 Duluth list. Included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 8/04/14. Names from 1/14 deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, former New Ulm official. Judge ordered Crookston diocese 8/15 to turn over to "John Doe 19" all records of sexual abuse by priests prior to 1985. Doe 19 claimed sexual abuse as boy by Fitzgerald mid-1980s in Naytahwaush MN, on White Earth Indian Reservation. In 11/14 jury awarded $8.1M to man alleging abuse as boy 1978 in Duluth diocese; he had met Fitzgerald in New Ulm diocese. Name released 3/16 by New Ulm. At least 17 accusers; may be dozens, per attorney. Settlement with Doe 19 in 4/16. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19.

Fr. John D. Fitzgerald

Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Pastor of Ascension Church in Oak Grove 1951-1973. A woman contacted the Archdiocese in 2005 to report that she was sexually abused by him in 1964 when she was a teenage parishioner. Fitzgerald died in either 1984 or 1985. No public information released about Fitzgerald's abuse until the woman came forward at a 7/31/14 news conference after her mother, a diocesan employee, had passed away. The Archdiocese did pay for counseling for her.

Fr. John P. Fitzgerald

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Conway when removed without privileges 7/31/14 after allegations he sexually abused a boy in 1996. He denied the allegations. Criminal authorities in two counties investigated. Was chaplain at Pittsburgh International Airport for 15 years and residing at Holy Trinity parish until 2009 when he moved to Our Lady of Peace. Some of the alleged abuse occurred at the airport. Vatican ruled abuse "not proven." Fitzgerald allowed to retire in 3/17. Living at St. John Vianney Manor. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Matthew Fitzgerald

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused of abuse of a teenage boy in the Rockville Centre diocese in the mid-1980s. Transferred to the Palm Beach, FL diocese in 1989. At least four separate allegations in parishes in Florida. Privileges were removed by Palm Beach in 2002. Named in a 2003 civil suit in New York. Also sued in Florida. Identified as Priest B in the Suffolk Co Grand Jury Report. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused. It notes alleged abuse at St. Pius X in Plainview NY, where he was assigned 10/74-5/78, among other places.

Fr. Joseph L. Fitzharris

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed in 1991. Accused of abuse. Criminally convicted in 1987. Resigned from priesthood in 1/95. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Another man settled his claims for $875K in 7/07 just prior to filing suit. He had alleged abuse in 1970s between ages of 7-10. Laicized in 5/09. Additional settlement with at least one man announced 8/30/11. Personnel file released 1/14 as part of that settlement. Admitted by 2005 to abuse of at least 9 boys.

Fr. James J. Fitzpatrick

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained for the Dallas-Ft. Worth diocese. Accused of abusing in Los Angeles1967-68 . Described in L.A. archdiocesan report as extern priest from TX. Worked 1969-73 at a parish in the Ft. Worth diocese. Died 8/6/73. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Joseph F. Fitzpatrick

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused on the Northeast Province Jesuits list 1/15/19. It notes a report received in 1999 of abuse of a minor in the 1980s. Deemed credible. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse of a St. Mary's in Manhasset altar server, age 10-11, in 1982-83. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Robert Fitzpatrick

Ordained: 1973
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Placed on leave 8/27/15 after archdiocese received a credible allegation that Fitzpatrick sexually abused a minor in the 1980s. Pastor of Corpus Christi in St. Paul and St. Rose of Lima in Roseville. In 1980s was associate pastor of Holy Spirit in St. Paul and pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Little Canada. Archdiocese announced 3/17/16 Fitzpatrick would be returned to ministry, saying law enforcement cited "a lack of evidence and the statute of limitations." Archdiocese stated, too, their Review Board said no "reasonable basis to find that the alleged abuse occurred."

Fr. Austin E. Flanagan

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 9/80 a parishioner told Bishop McCormick that Flanagan would not let anyone into the rectory, that he was sleeping with boys, and that parishioners were disgusted. Moved in 9/80 from St. Thomas in Elkland to St. Francis in Mildred. Sick Leave 4/90-6/90. Treated at St. Vincent's in Harrison NY. Flanagan reportedly was sent to treatment after accusations he had fondled two boys at a summer camp two years prior. He did not deny the accusations. Removed from active ministry 7/02. In 6/05 a man reported to the diocese that Flanagan sodomized him in St. Mary's rectory when he was age 11 in 1973. Flanagan denied wrongdoing. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Michael T. Flanagan

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Removed and retired in 1999 after accusations that he had been arrested on charges of public lewdness involving adults in 1993 and 1997. Suspended by Dallas diocese in 5/02 after an accusation of sexual misconduct involving a minor in the early 1980s. By 5/03, three to four men had alleged that they were abused as minors by Flanagan. One claim was settled out of court. Flanagan died in 2008. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Joseph D. Flannery

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese received reports in 1964, 1965 and 1966 that Flannery was having affairs with women, and had gotten a young girl pregnant. Died 2005. Per the Grand Jury, Flannery was on a list in 5/16 sent to each D.A. office within the diocese of names of all priests with complaints against them of sex abuse of minors. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Mark Fleming

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Accused in a 2002 civil suit of abusing three brothers in the early 1980s. Assaults were reported in 1983 and case went to AG's office; not prosecuted. Admitted to the abuse. Per diocese, Fleming was not defrocked but his right to minister was revoked. Sent to therapy for two years. Left priesthood in 1986. Diocese did not include him on list of accused priests released in 2/02 because it was thought he had died in 1997. He was, however, alive. Said to have gone on to become a Unitarian minister in Charlestown NH. Included on the diocese's list released in 7/19. Laicized. Added to St Louis archdiocese's list in 8/19.

Fr. Martin J. Fleming

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1898
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1950. Report to the diocese in 4/06 that Fleming sexually abused a 6-year-old girl in 1940. His accuser said she was in heart failure, wanted "all of her ducks in a row," including being counted as a victim of a priest in the diocese. She said this "deepest secret" kept coming back to "trouble her spirits and cause her emotional distress." Fleming's name was included on a list the diocese sent to each D.A.'s office in within the diocese in 5/16 of all priests with allegations of child sex abuse against them. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Francis J. Flemming

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused of abusing a boy, age 12, beginning in 1960. His accuser said two other priests also abused him. He also said that, when he was age 16, Flemming put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him if he told. Flemming denied the allegations when confronted by the church in the 1960s. In a 1994 RICO civil suit a second man claimed Flemming abused him at age 14. One suit was dismissed in 1/03 because of accuser's credibility. Both accusers were among 23 plaintiffs included in a 3/03 $880K settlement. Flemming died in 1986. On diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. William J. Fletcher

Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Died in 4/88. In 7/06 a woman filed suit, alleging Fletcher abused her at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish in Shelton in the early 1960s, beginning when she was age 7. Diocese said that there were no other allegations against him. Settlement(s). Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, the abuse occurred in 1964 and involved digital penetration under the girl's dress at school.

Fr. Gregory Flohr

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused in 11/04 of the 1967-69 sex abuse of an Immaculate Conception in Irwin altar boy and parish school student, beginning when the boy was age 10 or 11. The abuse allegedly included tying the boy up in a confessional, then the priest sticking his penis in the boy's mouth to silence his screams. He also allegedly sodomized the boy with a crucifix. Flohr died in 2004.

Fr. J. Michael Flood


Fr. Joseph E. Flood

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 1996. Accused in 8/02 of having abused two or more students at Elm Bank minor seminary in Wellesley in the late 1950s. Added to the Springfield MA diocese's list 6/2/21. Worked in the diocese 1971-85. Noted to have multiple credible allegations of abuse against him, occurring 1971-84.

Fr. Laurence A. Florez

Ordained: 1959
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Ordained for Gallup NM diocese. Priest of the Phoenix diocese when it was when established in 1969. Two men, one of them his nephew, claimed abuse over a period of several years by Florez, J. Giandelone, and Henry Perez. Abuse of both boys allegedly occurred while Florez was under treatment at St. Joseph's Center. Civil suit filed 6/30/93. On 5/16/96 the AZ Supreme Court ruled that one plaintiff's case was barred by the statute of limitations. No mention of second plaintiff in ruling. Florez left the priesthood before the suit was filed. He died in 2002. Added to the Gallup diocese's list in 12/18.

Fr. James Vincent Flosi

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Sued in 2005. Accused of abuse of a Quigley Theological Seminary student in 1980 while assigned to Holy Name Cathedral. Multiple reports of sexual abuse of minors dating to the 1970s. Accused in 1991 of teaching several middle school age boys to masturbate. Resigned from priesthood in 7/92. Later became founder and CEO of Aidscare in Chicago. Laicized in 10/10.

Fr. John H. Flynn, Jr.

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 1/03 civil suit of fondling a 6-year-old girl in 1978. Flynn denied the accusation. Settled by arbitration with the archdiocese in 2003. Reinstated in 10/05 by archdiocese, which stated that the allegation could not be substantiated. See 8/11 Boston AD database. Died 1/30/11.

Fr. James M. Flynt

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Parishioners and staff at Flynt's first two parish assignments complained to the bishop about Flynt's behavior. Known for inappropriate expressions of affection for young men. Known in 1992 to be legal guardian of a 6th-grade boy. Name included on the Archdiocese's 7/9/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of abuse. Shown as laicized per the Archdiocese's list updated 11/26/07. Laicization date 6/24/04 per personnel file released in 7/13.

Fr. Gerald K. Foley

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Foley admitted, some time before 2005, to sexual misconduct in the 1970s and early 1980s with women in his pastoral care. By 2005, Vicar General McDonough of St. Paul and Minneapolis was aware that at least one of those women was 'as young as 17,' and that some of the women whom Foley 'exploited' were known to Foley through Retrouvaille, a marriage renewal program. Foley had been a leader of Retrouvaille at least from 1984 to 2005. He was laicized on 9/22/06. In the 1960s and 1970s, he had been Director of Crookston's Catholic Social Services Association, and for a year or two in the late 1970s he was the Executive Director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, based in Des Moines IA. Foley was transferred in 1985 from the Diocese of Crookston to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, where he was a chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul until about 2004. In these years he was listed by Crookston as 'on duty outside the diocese.'

Fr. J. Patrick Foley

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Named publicly as accused on San Diego diocese's 9/18 list. San Diego priest, in Northern CA since 1991. Suspended in 7/10, accused of sex abuse of two boys in the Sacramento area. Canonical trial, which ended in 1/11, yielded an "unclear" verdict. Faculties restored 1/12, again removed in 8/15. In 5/17 was offering retreats and spiritual counsel. In 7/18 led a "cluster mission" at a parish in Dubuque IA. Bio on the Oakland diocese's website in 3/14 said Foley had worked in parishes, campus ministry, administration, and in high schools and colleges as a teacher, and that missions and retreats were his focus since 1995. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19, where he led " Missions and Parish Retreats 1998-2006." On Sacramento list 4/30/19. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Foley filed a defamation suit against the San Diego diocese in 9/19. On Stockton's list, where he worked 10/25-30 2014.

Fr. James D. Foley

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Sent to the Calgary diocese because of a relationship with a 19-year-old woman. Calgary sent Foley back to Boston in 1968 after more trouble with the woman and "others." Foley admitted to Law and McCormack in 1993 that he had fathered two children with a woman and later abandoned her during a fatal drug overdose. But Foley continued to serve until the notes of that meeting were revealed in 12/02. Shortly thereafter Law resigned. Wrongful death suit settled 2004.

Fr. James J. Foley

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02 showed Foley was placed on leave in 1999 for allegedly fondling a 14-year-old boy's genitals under pretense of measuring him for body building training. Foley claimed he was guilty only of "gross stupidity and indiscretion." Banned from ministering to minors in 2000. On administrative leave with canonical case in progress as of 9/12. A second man came forward 2011, alleging abuse at Holy Name from 1984 or 1985 to 1996. His accusations were made public in 9/12. In 10/15 status is "Administrative Leave; Case in Process." Died in 2016.

Fr. Robert C. Foley

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Per 2002 report, in 1985 then-chancellor of the Orange diocese, Michael Driscoll, who was later Bishop of the Diocese of Boise, wrote to a priest in Liverpool, England, begging him to take Foley. Foley had just admitted to molesting an 8-year-old boy during a camping trip organized by St. Justin Martyr parish. The boy's mother threatened to go to the police; Foley was in jeopardy of arrest and possible imprisonment in he stayed in the U.S. Foley left for England and never faced prosecution for the molestation. Civil suit settled. Per the diocese's website in 8/16, Foley's status was "voluntary permanent leave". The diocese's list updated 4/2/19 notes that he is living a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Stephen C. Foley

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Named in multiple civil suits by men claiming abuse when they were teenagers. Allegedly used his position as fire and police chaplain to meet victims and to lure them into 'relationships.' One accuser's father reported Foley to the archdiocese in the 1960s. Not removed by archdiocese until 1993 after a man told police. Removed from position as state police chaplain around the same time. Settlement of $500K in 3/07. Settlement of $600K in 3/08. A $750K settlement in 1/09. Total of 13 settlements in all by 2009. Laicized 4/29/16.

Fr. Joseph Clarence W. Forand

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

A man told the diocese in 1993 that Forand molested him for several years, beginning when he was age 8 or 9. Misconduct Committee did nothing because Forand had already retired. Forand continued to assist as retired priest until 2002 norms were issued. His privileges were removed at age 85. One claim settled as part of 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield, involving 18 priests. Placed under prayer and penance until his death in 5/05. In 2018 a 67-year-old man told the Diocesan Review Board that he was abused as a boy by Forand, Rev. Edward Authier and Bishop Weldon. The allegations were deemed credible. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Joseph Thomas Forcelle

Ordained: 1980
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in St. Paul-Minneapolis 1980-84, then Sioux Falls diocese beginning 1984; became its Director of Office of Youth Ministry. Incardinated into Sioux Falls 1988. Assigned to St. Leo's in Tyndall and St. Vincent's in Springfield when accused in 9/16 of sexual abuse of a minor late in the 1970s-early 1980s, while at St. Mark's in St. Paul. Police department said it would not investigate. Forcelle denied the allegations. Put on Administrative Leave by Sioux diocese pending independent investigation. The Diocesan Review Board determined that the "facts asserted do not substantiate this allegation." Forcelle was reinstated in 11/16.

Fr. Francis John Ford

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Ordained for the Franciscans. Left the order and was incardinated into the Diocese of Santa Rosa in 1/71. Accused in 2002 suit against the Portland archdiocese and Franciscans of abuse of a boy for two years, beginning when the boy was age 12 in 1961. Ford apparently moved back and forth between Portland archdiocese and positions in CA. Died 10/21/84. Suit settled in 2003 or 2004. He signed documents John E. Ford when chaplain at Napa State Hospital 1/73 - 3/77. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes abuse in the diocese in 1974 and that he went on leave 1/1/79. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19.

Fr. James H. Ford

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

A civil suit filed in 2/12 alleges that Ford abused a boy in the 1970s. He worked as associate pastor in three parishes in the Kansas City area 1973 - 1983, completed an advanced degree and then worked for a religious training center for adults. Resigned from ministry in 1986. Died in 1992, possibly of AIDS. One accuser went to the diocese in 1995. Accepted counseling and settlement. Included on the diocese's list 9/5/19, with multiple substantiated allegations.

Fr. James Michael Ford

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in a lawsuit in L.A. of abuse of a boy 1968-71 at Mater Dei High School and Holy Family Cathedral, beginning when the boy was age 14. Archdiocese investigated and found no basis for the allegation. Accuser received $225K from the Orange diocese (established in 1976) and more from L.A. He told Archbishop Mahony of many other victims. Ford was sent to Santa Barbara in 1971 even after his accuser told two priests (both accused) that he was abused. Retired 6/05. Faculties removed 2006 and restored in 2008. Died 5/22/11. Personnel file released 1/13.

Br. Thomas Cuthbert Ford

Order: CFC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Irish and U.S. citizen. Accused of beating and sexually abusing five boys at Mount Cashel orphanage in Newfoundland 1956-59. Worked as Dean at Damien Memorial School in HI 1972-75. Taught at Bergen Catholic in Newark archdiocese 1986-96. Indicted in Canada in 1996. In 2000 he agreed to return to Canada. Charges reduced. He pled guilty to brutally beating one of the boys in a shower and was sentenced to five months in jail in 8/00. Died 12/24/08. Named in a civil suit 4/4/14 as having abused one boy at Damien Memorial in about 1970. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings.

Fr. John C. Forrester

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Included on the on the Davenport diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused, noting allegations against him involving three minor males beginning 1955. Several 2002 and 2003 suits in Seattle claimed Forrester abused boys in mid-1970s on church outings and overnight trips. Worked in Seattle archdiocese 1971 until removed in 1979. Died in 2002. Seven plaintiffs participated in $2.6M settlement in 2005 involving St. Benedict's Abbey, Kansas City KS archdiocese. Settlement 11/06 of Seattle claims. New suit 12/10. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Another settlement announced by Seattle archdiocese 11/18. Settlement of a case 6/19 for $225K with Seattle archdiocese, St. Benedict Abbey and the American Cassinese Congregation.

Fr. Thomas P. Forry

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1984, therapists suggested that Forry be sent for long-term hospitalization and treatment; he refused to go. Even though Archdiocese knew of allegations of sexual abuse and beatings of a preteen boy by Forry and affairs with women, he was allowed to serve as army chaplain 1988-1992. (See history in personnel file.) Abuse matter settled for $30K 12/93. Placed on leave in 2002. Laicized in 2006. Living in South Boston in 10/08. Per Boston AD database in 8/11 case concluded canonically.

Fr. Albert J. Forster

Ordained: 1926
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abuse of several boys in the 1960s. Died 3/26/90. Named in at least two civil suits filed against diocese in 2004, which settled in 2004 and 2005.

Fr. Roger Armand Fortier

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

By 1984 Fortier had admitted to the Chancellor that he watched pornographic films and abused minor boys after plying them with alcohol. Arrested 1997 for molesting two boys at the rectory in the mid-1990s. Also charged with possession of child porn. Convicted 7/98 and sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for abuse of two boys. Pled guilty 11/97 to attempted abuse of a third youth; received concurrent sentence of 5-10 years. Other victims came forward 2002-2003. Defrocked 2005. Granted parole 7/6/17, parole board citing his terminal cancer. Told to live with his sister on house arrest. Release pending parole officer's review of Fortier's living conditions. Laicized, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Douglas F. Fortner

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Placed on leave in 11/06 due to a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a child dating back at least 25 years. "Charter suspension" in 2/09. Laicized 1/27/10. Died 1/30/15. Per his obituary, he was a retired priest of the diocese. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s).

Fr. Michael Smith Foster

Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Top Canon lawyer in Archdiocese. Accused in a 8/02 lawsuit of abusing a man when he was a teenager in the 1980s. Suspended from duties. After a number of people raised serious doubts leveled about veracity of the accuser, the man dropped the case. Law first agreed to reinstate Foster; then withdrew. Reinstated in 11/02. Investigation reviewed in 9/03. Living in FL as of 6/07. No restrictions. See 8/11 Boston AD database of accused priests.

Fr. Dennis Fountain

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1981
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Dean of Students at St. Catherine's Indian School. Indicted 1/87 on more than 170 counts of sexual abuse (most charges from 1 of 3 accusers). Indictments dismissed because a DA was alleged to have tampered with Grand Jury. Reindicted 9/87 on other charges. Apparently found not guilty because he became pastor of St. Helena Parish in Hobbs, NM (Las Cruces Diocese). A 4/25/10 church bulletin requested prayers for him as he was ill; he was no longer shown as pastor. Died 12/29/13. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. Noted to have worked in Las Cruces diocese 1992-08. Also, report made in 2009 of an alleged incident in 1960. On Gallup diocese's list 12/10/18.

Fr. John P. Fox

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

One pending claim against Fox shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. Worked in Hooper Bay parish 1931-46 and in Pilot Station parish 1946-65. Assigned to St. Mary's Mission under accused priest James Poole 1963-64. Died 5/6/83. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1951-55, 1956-59 and 1963. Stationed during those years in Mountain Village (Pilot Station was one of its mission), Holy Cross Mission and St. Mary's.

Fr. Dermot Foyle

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

From diocese in Ireland. Worked in Seattle archdiocese 1952-1969. Name included on the archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Bento R. Fraga

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Retired in 2005. In 1/08 the Diocese received a report that Fraga molested a minor on one occasion in 1979 at Holy Ghost Parish. He denied all allegations. After investigation, the Review Board found the allegations credible. His removal from ministry was announced 3/16/08. As of 4/08, his accuser had decided not to press criminal charges. Fraga died 4/8/12. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. George J. Francis

Ordained: 1937
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused of having raped a 7-year-old girl in 1959. His alleged victim filed a lawsuit in the early 1990s; settled in 1993. Officials denied any wrongdoing by Francis. Another suit filed 11/02 by a woman who alleged that Francis abused her 1979-1982, when she was ages 5-11. Settled in 1/04 for $3 million. Both victims went public in 2002; diocese admitted abuse and that there were other victims. At least nine known victims. On the diocese's list in 2019. It notes abuse occurring in the 1960s and 1972. Removed from ministry/retired 4/4/86. Died 5/4/98.

Fr. Edward L. Franklin

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 04/16/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

First named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. On the Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19. Attended Trinity College on a study leave while living at Our Lady Of Mercy in Plainville. Removed from ministry by the Ogdensberg diocese in 1996. Died 4/16/05. Accused in a lawsuit filed 6/20/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a minor 1963-64 at Holy Family in Watertown. Accused in another CVA lawsuit, filed in 8/19, of sexually abusing an altar boy, about age 13 in around 1967, at Our Lady Star of the Sea on Staten Island. (Referred to as "Edwin" Franklin.) By 4/21, Franklin was accused in four lawsuits.

Fr. Jonathan W. Franklin

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1956
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Ordained for Savannah diocese. Multiple allegations of abuse over three decades. Worked in New Orleans and Alexandria LA, Savannah and Atlanta GA, Pensacola FL, Cullman AL. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It noted allegation received in 1959 of recent abuse; removed from ministry in the archdiocese. Accused of abuse in LA in 1966; settlement in 2005. Moved to St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, AL in 1975. Accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy in 1985 when temporarily assigned to St. Anne's in Pensacola, FL. Franklin died by suicide 8/1/86, just before trial was to begin. On Birmingham AL diocese's list 12/14/18. On Alexandria, LA list 2/6/19. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. On Pensacola-Tallahassee list of credibly accused.

Fr. Burton J. Fraser

Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central Province on its list 12/7/19. Ordained for the Missouri Province, member of the Wisconsin Province when it was formed in 1955. Died 5/6/1971. Allegation of abuse in the 1950s reported after his death; unclear as to where the alleged abuse occurred. On the Midwest Province list 12/17/19. It notes a single allegation reported after his death of abuse while a military chaplain 1953-57.

Fr. Michael B. Fraser

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused in a 1998 lawsuit of molesting a 17-year-old boy in Pearl River in 1991. Fraser (at times spelled Frazier) denied the allegations and was allowed to remain in ministry. Suit settled in 2004. Placed on leave in 2004 after an allegation of sexual abuse of a child in the mid-1980s at Sts. Peter and Paul in Pearl River. Also accused of molesting a boy while assigned to St. Raphael the Archangel in about 1983. Credible, per Review Board. Settlement(s) in 2009. Church trial ordered. Fraser sued the archdiocese in 1/05. On the archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Lawsuit in 8/19 claimed abuse over 10 years beginning 1982 of an altar boy, age 10 or 11. Another suit alleged abuse in the late 1970s by Fraser and Rev. Paul Calamari. Died in 2019.

Fr. Joseph P. Fratic

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A man filed suit in 2/04 alleging that he was molested by Fratic, then assigned to St. Paul's in Cambridge, after another priest lured him to Fratic's home. The suit says the other priest, Paul Hurley (another accused abuser), gave the 13-year-old boy pornography and alcohol and that Fratic molested him on one occasion. Privileges removed in 2004 by the Archdiocese. Still on administrative leave as of 9/15 and canonical proceedings still in process, per Boston AD database.

Fr. Richard Frazier

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1996
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Worked at Camp Marydale and the Campbell Lodge Boys Home as a lay person. Removed in 1/06 after allegations of abuse in the late 1970s-early 1980s, prior to ordination. Also accused of abuse of a child in the late 1990s, while a priest. Allegations were made as part of a settlement of a class action suit against the diocese. Frazier denied abuse. Laicized 10/11/10. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegations.

Fr. Albert A. Fredette

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Priest of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette (M.S.) Named publicly by the Fall River diocese in 1/21 on its list of accused (as Alfred, other sources show his name as Albert A). Assigned to the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro. Per his obituary, Fredette had many assignments across the US, the Philippines and Canada. Died in 6/26/2000 in Attleboro MA.

Fr. Conran Free

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Named publicly as accused in 5/21 by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian. Free was the subject of a claim that was settled in 2021 in the low five figures. Allegedly sexually abused a boy, ages 13-14, multiple times during 1970-71, while assigned to St. Ann's Passionist Monastery in Scranton. Died in 11/23/83. Brother of accused Passionist Rev. Daniel Free.

Fr. Michael R. Freeman

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Buffalo priest. First named publicly as accused on 3/20/18 diocesan list. Worked in Erie diocese in 1980s, in both NY and PA. Admitted to "violating children" in five of his six assignments. Treated twice at Southdown in Canada. Died in 2010; list included deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Working at St. Mary of the Assumption church in Lancaster NY in 1987-88. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Faculties revoked 3/89. Suit filed 4/30/19. One alleged victim stated in 6/19 that as a teen in the early 1980s he told then Msgr - later Bishop -Trautman of abuse by Freeman, and that Trautman told him, "You should never have put yourself in that position." Freeman was kept in ministry. Named in suit 8/19. Accuser said Freeman "brandished a .38 caliber pistol" during at least one abuse incident. By 1/20, named in lawsuits of abuse of at least seven minors.

Fr. Robert E. Freitas

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Sent to treatment and placed on "restricted ministry" in 1985 after two boys alleged sex abuse. In 2002, a man told the diocese that Freitas molested him in 1979. Police notified. Accuser wore a wire during meeting; Freitas admitted abuse and was arrested. Accuser filed suit. Police believe there were at least four more victims from about the same time frame. Pled guilty 12/02; sentenced to six months jail and five years probation. Released 6/03 after US Supreme Court ruling. Settlement 11/03. On diocese's list 2/17/19. Laicized 2007. Died 11/14/11.

Fr. Michael French

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

First named publicly as accused by the San Diego diocese in 9/18. It received a report in 2003 of abuse of a boy in 1980. Victim received settlement. Had been in San Diego from 1973 for study at the CA School of Professional Psychology. Per 1988 Catholic Directory, was a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, "Released from Diocesan Assignment." Chaplain in 1975 at a Benedictine Convent. Director of Catholic Community Services, and diocesan director of Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Died in 1995.

Br. Paul A.V. Frey

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Jesuit Brother. Accused in civil suit(s) filed in 2010 by at least two people of abusing them as children at church-run Native American boarding schools in South Dakota. Entered Jesuits 12/7/41. Died 4/11/86. On Midwest Province Jesuits list 12/17/18. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19.

Fr. Ross S. Frey

Donate Photo
Order: BSO
Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Melkite priest. Accused of molesting numerous youths 1973-1984 during weekend retreats at St. Basil Salvatorian Center in Methuen. Received treatment. Moved to Lebanon in 1995 to study. Placed on leave in 1996 (?). Still an active priest in 12/02 at Notre Dame University - Louaze. Civil Suit filed. Lawsuit with 12 plaintiffs settled in 1999 for $240K. Personnel files released in 12/02. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. New accusers came forward as of 2012. Died 6/20/14.

Fr. Michael A. Freymuth

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Suspended in 12/04 from duties as chaplain at Cardinal Ritter High School and as part-time associate pastor at a parish after allegations against him were raised in lawsuit against another priest. Another man also made allegations to the archdiocese in 2002, but no action. Freymuth was quietly allowed to return to parish work at some point. In 1/09 he was again removed after a third man notified the archdiocese that he planned to sue, alleging abuse by Freymuth as a grade-schooler in the 1980s. The man first complained in 2005. He filed suit in 7/09.

Fr. Joseph P. Friel

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in 1970 of repeatedly molesting a teen boy at a West Seneca church. When the boy and his parents reported abuse to their pastor, he accused them of lying and threatened to excommunicate them. Civil suit filed 1994; dropped due to SOL. Friel died in 1995. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list, which includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation against them. By 2/19 at least eight alleged victims had come forward. Three people, including the man whose suit was dropped in 1994, filed suit under the Child Victims Act in 8/19, claiming Friel abused them in the 1960s. Suit filed by a woman in 1/20, claiming Friel sexually abused her as a child at St. Patrick's, where he was assigned in the late 1970s-early '80s. She said he threatened her not to tell, that if she did "the devil would get her." New suit filed 8/1/20 by a man, age 52, claiming abuse as a teen by Friel, Rev. Louis Hendricks and a Franciscan," Bro. Dale".

Fr. Mark M. Friel

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as in residence at St Mary of the Cataract in Niagara Falls NY; the 1988 Directory index does not provide his year of ordination, although the ordination year was routinely provided in the Directory beginning in that year. Accused in a 9/19 lawsuit of assault, including sexual, of a boy, ages 17-18, at Ss. Peter and Paul 1985-86. Removed from the diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of a bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. Robert D. Friese

Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Teacher/counselor at Maryville Academy for at-risk youth in Des Plaines. Charged in 1984 with sexual abuse of 13-year-old boy he met at Maryville. Victim said abuse was from 1982 to 1984 and included fondling and oral sex. At time of indictment, Friese was on leave from Chicago Archdiocese and working as researcher at Univ of IL--Chicago's child care program. He was convicted in 1985, placed on probation for 4 years and sent to House of Affirmation. Resigned from priesthood 8/85. Laicized 7/87.

Fr. Camillus Frigo

Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Accused of molesting several children over at least 30 years. Church had knowledge for many years and continued to transfer him from place to place. Two civil suits filed 1986 and five in 1989. On the Saginaw diocese's list 4/10/19; assigned to an Essexville parish in 1968. On St. Norbert Abbey's list of credibly accused 7/19/19. It notes that Frigo left the abbey and ministry.

Fr. Mark J. Froehlich

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

In a letter to parishioners at Mass on 5/27/18, the Steubenville diocese announced that it had received credible allegations of sexual abuse by Froehlich and had removed him from active ministry. An alleged victim said she had tried to report the abuse since her teens, but was told by priests and others in the diocese that it was her fault. She again reported the abuse to the diocese in 1/18. Froehlich denied the allegation. Froehlich was named a monsignor in 1987 and retired on 1/31/14. In addition to many parish assignments, he was a teacher and official at Guernsey Catholic Central HS in Cambridge 1972-1977 and a chancery official, including a stint as dean and long tenure as a judge in the tribunal. He was also finance officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Barnesville and prominent in the Rotary Club.

Fr. Francis J. Fromholzer

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In 2002 a woman alleged sex abuse by Fromholzer, including on trip to the Poconos, in 9/65 when she was a 13- to 14-year-old student and he was a young priest. Suit filed 1/04. Second woman sued 7/04 alleging abuse on same 1965 trip. No criminal prosecution due to statute of limitations. Left active ministry 9/02. Last known to be living in FL. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Per the report, one girl told her school principal about abuse by Fromholzer in the 1960s and was then expelled. Another alleged victim said she told several priests in the 1980s who didn't want to hear it and did nothing. She learned through the GJ report that after she came forward in 2002 to law enforcement the diocese investigated her. She filed suit against the diocese in 9/18 alleging it caused the intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation.

Br. Edmund Frost

Donate Photo
Order: OP
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked at St. Albert the Great in Minneapolis 1964-75. Left archdiocese in 1975. Sued in 2005. Accused of abuse and giving plaintiff alcohol and marijuana. Case settled for $450K plus past therapy just before trial. Also named as abuser of one or two other youths 1972-73 in a lawsuit in 2000; by Minnesota Court of Appeals due to statute of limitations. Frost died prior to 3/05. Name appears on list released by St. Paul Archdiocese 5/22/14

Fr. Peter J. Frost

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Became a military chaplain in 1971, one year after ordination. By 1974 he was placed on sick leave. Three years later he was back in parishes. Working at St. Anne's in Readville when removed in 1992. In 1994, wrote to Cardinal Law describing himself as a 'sex addict' and saying he was ashamed of the pain he had caused his victims. Allegation of abuse had surfaced in 1980. Admitted abusing as far back as 1969 as a deacon. Also admitted one victim died by suicide. Named in three civil suits beginning in 2002. Voluntarily laicized in 6/05. Boston archdiocese list in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Michael C. Fugee

Ordained: 1994
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Accused in 2001 of fonding a boy in 1999, beginning when the boy was age 13. Admitted behavior. Placed on leave. Found guilty 4/03 of aggravated sexual contact. Given lifetime parole, ordered to register as sex offender. Conviction overturned on appeal 2006. Signed agreement never to work unsupervised with children and to go to sex offender therapy. Back in ministry by 2009 as hospital chaplain and in parishes. Given chancery work. In 4/13 was found to be helping with overnight teen retreats in a parish. Parents upset. Resigned from active ministry 5/2/13. As part of criminal case against him for contempt of court based on recent behavior, agreed 11/1/13 to voluntarily seek laicization. Laicization announced 3/17/14. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Joseph Fugolo

Order: CS
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1997 of taking nude photographs in the late 1960s of a boy who was, at other times, being abused by Fr. John Bocciarelli, pastor of same church. Denied allegations. As of 4/08 he was Administrator of St. Charles Seminary/Residence in Dongan Hills, NY. Resigned as superior of the Province in 2009. In Montreal in 2010. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Per parish website in 10/15, was pastor of Madre die Cristiani in Lasalle, Quebec, Canada.

Fr. Nicholas Fuhrmann

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Little Rock AR

Long-time Engilsh teacher at Subiaco Academy, and boxing coach. Suit filed 1994 alleging abuse at Subiaco 1978-79. Dismissed by Court on SOL. Another complaint filed 2002 alleging abuse 1976-79. Same person sued 2005 after receiving no response from diocese. Dismissed 5/05 on SOL. Worked in Fort Worth TX diocese 1981-93. Permanently removed from active ministry 2002. Working in 2005 at Subiaco Abbey farm. Included on Diocese of Little Rock list 9/10/18. Eight known victims. Died 8/20/19.

Fr. Gerald Funcheon

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in MN, NE, IN, FL, HI, CA, SO, TX. Banned from IN for "planning" to molest. Suit filed in 9/03 claiming abuse in the 1970s in MN. A second person alleged abuse in late 1970s, given $30K for counseling. Allegations while chaplain in Air Force in HI 1982-84 and Palma High in Salinas CA 1984-85. Another suit in IN 2007. Three claims in 2/09 settlement with Crosiers in MN. Terminated from order in 1987, incardinated in Lafayette IN diocese same year. Removed 1993. Multiple new suits 2012-13. Admitted to abuse of as many as 50. Six claims settled in 5/13 Christian Brothers settlement. Named on revised St. Paul list 2/17/14. Also assigned to St. Cloud diocese.Two suits filed 11/14 by five men claiming abuse, including sodomy, by Funcheon in 1970s and '80s, four of them in MN, one in CA. Removed from priesthood, living at Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer MO as of 11/14. Two suits filed in 7/15. On Lafayette IN list 9/28/18. Added to Fort Wayne-South Bend list 11/18.

Fr. John M. Furdek

Ordained: 1984
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Priest of the Joliet Diocese. Arrested in WI in 2/00 on charges of using the internet to set up a meeting with a 14-year-old boy - the "boy" was actually an undercover police officer. Privileges removed. Pled guilty in WI in 3/03. Sentenced to 15 years in prison on attempted sexual assault. Served three years. Paroled in 5/06. Forced in 2/07 to move from a condo because a daycare was on the first floor and a school was next door. On Sex Offender Registry. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Gregory P. Furjanic

Donate Photo
Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Chicago-based Croatian Franciscan Friar. Worked at Kennedy Catholic HS in Hermitage, PA in 1985, and St. Anthony parish in Sharon. Accusation 2005 of sex abuse early 1970s and mid-1980s. Another report to diocese in 1990s. Sent to Erie Ecclesia Center for treatment, then St. Luke's in MD. One alleged victim known to have died by suicide. In 7/96 the Congregation for Institutions of Consecrated Life and of Societies of Apostolic Life removed Furjanic's "priestly authority." In St. Petersburg, FL, in 2005 working or attempting to work at Lutheran Social Services. Had tried to obtain priestly credentials in FL and in Mobile, AL. On archdiocese of Mobile's list 12/6/18. On Erie diocese's list 4/5/19. Laicized.

Fr. Leonard A. Furmanski

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of 3 minor males and 1 minor female. Ministry permanently restricted in 2004 and he was ordered to live a supervised life. Died 10/27/09 per Archdiocese website accessed 8/4/10.

Fr. Stephen R. Furtado

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish when placed on leave in 4/02 due to allegations dating back about 20 years. Had worked as a hospital chaplain previously. Name appeared on a list of 21 accused priests. Per list, there was one alleged victim but D.A . had no jurisdiction. Died in 2016. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that his faculties had been removed.

Fr. Dale J. Fushek

Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Vicar General 2000-2004. Named Monsignor 2/02. Civil suit settled 2002. Accused of sexual harassment by a Life Teen staff member. Criminal charges filed 11/05 claiming abuse of five youths 1985-94. Another civil suit filed in 2005 alleged that he gave a youth alcohol and masturbated while the youth was molested by Mark Lehman. This suit settled in 12/06 for $100K. In 2007 Fushek established the Praise and Worship Center in Chandler, AZ. Executive Director. Excommunicated by Bishop 12/08 for offering his own non-denominational services. Laicization announced 2/16/10. Pled guilty to one count in 4/10. Sentenced to 364 days probation.

Fr. Joseph A. Fusoni

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Records show leave of absence 1978-79. Accused in 1993 of molesting a 15-year-old altar boy during the summer of 1985. His alleged victim claimed that the pastor, Fr. O'Sullivan, had been told of the abuse and that O'Sullivan said there had been a previous allegation against Fusoni by the parents of another boy. Died 7/3/88 at age 55 of lung cancer. 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.