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

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

Assignment Records: Why They Are Important

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

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

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

Volunteering for the Assignment Record Project

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

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

List of Assignment Records

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

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Fr. George D. Gillen

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Named in a case settled in 8/2008 as having sexually abused a boy who had been sent to him for counseling, beginning when the boy was age 12 in about 1988, and continuing into the boy's adulthood. As pastor of St. Joseph the Carpenter in Roselle, Gillen hired his alleged victim to lead youth activities. The alleged victim, John Schulte, was arrested in 11/2002 and convicted for the sexual assault of three boys in the parish. Gillen remained in active ministry.


Fr. James Kemp Gardiner

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

In 1997 the Diocese received a report that Gardiner had engaged in unwanted sexual touching with a man who had reached out to him while feeling suicidal. Gardiner admitted to the incident, which occurred in 12/1996. In 2015 a man reported sexual assault by Gardiner and Fr. Ronald Gronowoski numerous times when he was age 17 in the early 1980s. The alleged victim said that the priests paid him to keep quiet. The Diocese deemed the allegations against Gardiner not credible. In 2019 the man said that Gardiner was a life-long friend and that nothing sexual happened between them. Ministry restricted in 1/24 after Bishop Walsh met with the Diocesan Review Board.


Fr. Juan Carlos Garcia Mendoza

Ordained: 2020
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Assigned to St. Philip's in Franklin in 11/2023 when placed on leave pending the investigation of a report that he had improperly touched a teenage boy. Indicted in 2/2024. Indicted on two new charges of sexual battery on 6/5/2024.


Fr. Joseph Gaborek

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Gaborek molested and brutally sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy in 1982. Boy ran for help. State Police investigated. Bishop Hogan struck an agreement with police - Gaborek was quietly sent to MI for "treatment" then assigned to another parish. In 1984 Hogan sent Gaborek "on retreat" to Orchard Lake, which was a boys' school. Placed on permanent leave in 7/88. Arrested in 9/89 for sexual assault of a dog in a parking lot. In 5/99, charged with molesting a 14-year-old runaway after giving him beer and showing him porn. Named as "predator priest" in a 2/03 civil suit. Laicization announced in 2004.

Fr. Benjamin S. Gabriel

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Sued

Died: 03/27/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Lipa, Philippines. Incardinated into the Fresno diocese in 1979, where he had worked in parishes since at least 1971. Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of abusing a boy at St. Jude's in Earlimart for two years in the mid-1970s. Gabriel died in 1986. His name was included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Lawrence Gadek

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted. Permanently removed from ministry. Laicized. In 1/20 there was a settlement in the mid-six figures. In that case, Gadek was accused of sexually abusing a girl, ages 11-13, in 1960-62, while assigned to St. Catherine's in Hillside.

Fr. David R. Gaeta

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Salt Lake City UT

Allegations reported to archdiocese in 8/18 of abuse by Gaeta in 1981 or 1982 at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Ogden. Placed on leave 8/24/18. Military chaplain and hospital chaplain in his native Massachusetts during 1984-2017. Returned to UT 2017. On Salt Lake diocese's list 12/4/18. Retired without faculties.

Fr. Charles A. Gaffigan

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 04/19/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of sexually abusing a child, ages 6-8, in 1992-94 while assigned to Church of Hoy Infancy in Lake Luzerne. Gaffigan died 4/19/15. By 9/1/21 there was another lawsuit against Gaffigan filed under the NY Child Victims Act, claiming abuse 1992-94 at St. Michael's in South Glens Falls.

Fr. James F. Gaffney

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

A suit filed in 2004 by a woman alleged she was sexually abused by Gaffney for two years beginning in 1990, when she was age 16 and he was Reading Catholic vice-principal. Per the suit, officials were notified and Gaffney was moved to St. Frances de Chantal in Easton, where he continued to have sex with the plaintiff when she was in college. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Laicized in 2015. Named in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report and Allentown diocese's 8/19/2018 list. Abuse alleged of a 14-year-old girl at 1985-1987, reported to the diocese in 1999. Also allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with adult women, one with a learning disability he was counseling. Suit filed in 1/2019 claimed harassment and threats of a former female Albright College student, where he taught after leaving the priesthood in 2002. She dropped the suit in in 6/2019.

Fr. Thomas J. Gaffney

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Died: 03/27/2004
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Educator for nearly 30 years at Cardinal Hayes HS in the Bronx and St. Joseph by the Sea HS on Staten Island. Pastor for over 20 years of St. Charles on Staten Island. In 10/03 a 29-year-old man alleged sex abuse by Gaffney for three years, beginning when he was a 6th-grader and St. Charles altar boy. The man's attorney said there was evidence of seven other victims. Another man alleged abuse when Gaffney was St. Joseph's HS principal. Kept in ministry. First man sued; Gaffney filed countersuit, died weeks later, on 3/27/04. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Claims against Gaffney eligible for IRCP. Suit filed in 8/19.

Fr. Philip S. Gage

Order: SM
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Officials of the Marist School announced in 1995 that Gage had been removed in 1993 after allegations that he molested a 17-year-old student in 1989. The victim became seriously ill with cancer, during which time Gage molested him. During the investigation, officials learned of another possible victim who was 18 at the time of the alleged abuse. Gage was sent to his Order's headquarters in Washington D.C. Possibly living in the Atlanta area as of 2009. Per the Marist website accessed 10/2017, Gage was a Council of the Province member. Included on the Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018. Worked there at St. Vincent de Paul 1979-1981. Included on the Atlanta diocese's list in 11/2020 which notes "Supervised by Order." Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report.

Fr. Edmond L. Gagne

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Died: 07/5/1990
Diocese: Diocese of Alexandria LA

Named publicly as accused by the Alexandria Diocese on its list 2/6/2019. Assigned to a Marksville parish for two months in 1974. Transferred to Houston, TX. Removed from public ministry in 1986. Died in 1990. The Diocese reviewed Gagne's file in 2019 and found multiple credible allegations of sexual abuse of male minors in the 1980s. Accused in a civil lawsuit filed 6/11/2024 of sexually abusing an altar boy 1971-1972, while assigned to St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria. Per the suit, the abuse occurred in several Alexandria locations and on a trip to Monterey, Mexico "to deliver clothes to the needy."

Fr. J. Delphin Gagne

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 01/1/1963
Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

A man told the Diocese in 12/2003 that Gagne fondled him when he was age 13 or 14 in 1950. The abuse allegedly occurred in the back seat of a car while they were returning from an outing. The same man alleged that he was also fondled by Fr. Lirette during the same time period. Gagne died in 1963.

Fr. Jean-Paul Gagnon

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

A psychological evaluation in 1977 prior to ordination indicated that Gagnon had possible "sex role identification" problems. Sued in 9/2002, accused of molesting a boy, ages 10-17, in the 1980s. Took personal leave, then placed on leave by the bishop in 7/2003. Part of civil suit settled in 5/2004. Criminal charges were filed and he was arraigned in 2004 on charges of sexually assaulting an adult male parishioner in 10/2002, and assault and battery of another. Pleaded not guilty. Sentenced to 18 months supervised probation in 2005.

Deacon Laurence Gagnon

Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Deacon at St. Joseph's in West Warwick and teacher at its school. Allowed to resign in 6/11 after he was accused of inappropriately touching at least three young boys. Arrested in 8/11, charged with three counts of second degree child molestation. Released on bail. He "admitted to the facts of the case." On the diocese's list 7/1/19.

Fr. Dominic T. Gaioni

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained for the Society of the Divine Word. Assigned in the Philippines 1968-1981, Southern California 1981-1993, Philippines 1993-1998, Italy 1998-2008. Left the order in 1998. Accused of abuse of a minor in 1977, per the LA Archdiocese report in 2004. Included on the San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/2018, where he worked 1986-1992 at St. Catherine of Siena in Rialto. Included on the Society of the Divine Word Western Province list.

Fr. Chester E. Gaiter

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Died: 08/14/2010
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

One of four priests included in a $140K settlement of a lawsuit in 4/2007. Abuse is alleged to have occurred in 1985-1987 at Cardinal Ritter High School. Gaiter "retired from the priesthood" in 1993 or 1994 after exhibiting signs of alzheimer's disease. Another suit filed 11/2007, settled early 2009. Last known to be living at St. Louis University's Jesuit Hall. Died 8/14/2010 at age 70. On Jesuits' Central and Southern Province's list 12/7/2018. Included on the Diocese of Belleville's list 9/20/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Richard Galdon

Ordained: 1959
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Took leave in 1986. Suspended in 1987. Abused boys in the 1960s-70s as priest and Boy Scout troop chaplain. Convicted in 1987 of sexual abuse of three, ages 9-13. Sentenced to 25 years. Charges of abuse of seven others dropped. Died in 2000. Per obituary he had been "serving at the Service of the Paraclete, a home for retired priests in Jemez Springs, New Mexico." It was actually a treatment facility for pedophile priests. On Newark archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Three claims settled in 2020 in the six figures.

Fr. Robert V. Gale

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

News reports in 2002 cite numerous complaints about Gale's abuse of young boys in 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1987. Removed from ministry in 1991 but allowed to reside at a parish. Accusations of abuse from that parish in 1994, 1995 and 1996 lawsuits. Arrested in 2002 on charges of raping an altar boy 1980-1984. Pleaded guilty in 2004. Sentenced to 4-5 years in prison and probation. Voluntarily laicized in 2006. Named in the 2003 NH Attorney General's report. Released from treatment in 3/2009. On Sex Offender Registry as of 5/15/2011. On the Boston archdiocese's list of accused 8/25/2011.

Fr. Rudolph Galindo

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Accused of sexual improprieties with a Vietnamese altar boy. He denied the accusations. Suspended from ministry. Civil suit filed. Archdiocese settled with the boy's family for $75K in 1985. Reassigned. Retired in 5/86. Permanently removed in 2002 after admitting abuse of three youths. Sued by seven. Included on San Diego diocese's list 3/31/07. Personnel file released 10/25/10. Per the diocese's list in 9/18, Galindo is deceased.

Fr. Joseph D. Galko

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese was aware of issues as early as 1984. Galko admitted to sex with an 18-year-old male parishioner and to incidents with other males over the years, pre- and post-seminary and ordination. Concerns in 1987 about his spending too much time with altar servers and interaction with adolescent boys. Sent to Downingtown for treatment. Placed on leave in 1988. Report to the diocese in 2002 of abuse of male, age 17-18, in 1980 or 1981. Another report in 2007 of abuse of a 13-year-old 8th grade boy from St. Anne's in Bethlehem. Galko acknowledged the abuse. Both victims said Galko plied them with alcohol. Laicized in 2010.

Fr. Adolphe J. Gall

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Ordained: 1921
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named publicly as accused on the Savannah diocese's list 11/8/2018. Noted to have worked in the diocese 1932-1960. Deceased. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report. In 2004 a woman disclosed that she was sexually abused 1956-1958 at ages 7-9 by Gall and Fr. S. John Murray, at Immaculate Conception in Augusta, GA.

Fr. Sylvester L. Gall

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 05/13/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Gall, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Spent entire career in Diocese. Retired 1993; died 5/13/04.

Fr. Brian Gallagher

Order: SSC
Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Died: 11/5/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

From Ireland. Missionary in Japan, briefly back to Ireland, then sent to the U.S., reportedly due to abuse allegations in Japan. Died in 2014. Accused in two lawsuits, one filed in 2017 and one in 8/18, of the sexual abuse of two brothers when they were children, 1973-76. Gallagher was assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to St. Mark's in Dorchester MA, where the boys' mother worked. Settlement of one lawsuit in 11/21 in the high five figures. The suit also named Rev. John K. Connell. Included in 2/22 on the Columbans U.S. Province list of credibly accused. Two allegations noted, of abuse 1973-80.

Rev. Edward M. Gallagher

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Ordained: 1913
Status: Sued

Died: 12/1/1969
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Gallagher was a prison chaplain and parish priest in PA early in his priesthood. Per the Official Catholic Directory, Edward M. Gallagher was a Philadelphia priest on leave of absence at least 1930-1948. By 1949 he was indexed as a Sante Fe priest assigned to a Trappist Monastery in Dubuque IA, and in 1952 he was shown as at St. Francis Home in Dubuque. He worked in the Santa Fe archdiocese from 1953 until his death in 1969. Chaplain for 15 years at St. Anthony's Boys Home in Albuquerque. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/2020 of sexually abusing a boy who resided at the Home. The plaintiff, in his late 60s, said that he and other boys were sexually abused by the chaplain, visiting priests and Sisters of St. Francis, who ran the Home. He said he was abused from the age of 6 until he escaped at age 13, and that he was Gallagher's "captive sex toy." Gallagher's name is included on the Archdiocese of Santa Fe's list of accused in 10/2020. (The list shows him as an OFM Franciscan, but other sources do not show that he was a member of the Order.)


Fr. Francis J. Gallagher

Ordained: 1973
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Arrested in 1989 for solicitation of two young men, ages 18 and 20. Also admitted abuse of two teenage brothers. Placed in treatment in 1990 and reassigned to parish in 1991. Placed on leave in 2002 and petitioned for laicization. Laicization announced in 11/06. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Fr. Henry M. Gallagher

Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Died: 03/23/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Youngstown OH

Ordained in Boston for the Diocese of Kansas City. Assigned to a parish for three years. Moved to the Youngstown diocese in 1944. Worked in parishes for several years, then was "awaiting appointment." Assigned as chaplain to a hospice, then to a hospital. Sick leave 1958-1959, then assigned to a parish until 1964. Absent on sick leave 1964-1965. Retired in 1965. Died in 1991 in Charlestown, MA. First named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 10/29/2018. Allegations noted to have been reported after his death.

Fr. John Gallagher

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Order: CO
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 11/14/1976
Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Named publicly as accused by the Charlotte diocese on its list 12/29/19. Accused in 9/1971 of recently inappropriately touching a teenage girl at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe, where he was filling in one weekend. Parish was in the Diocese of Raleigh at the time, prior to the creation of the Charlotte diocese. Family did not press charges. The Oratorians restricted Gallagher's ministry. He died 11/14/76. Added to the Diocese of Charleston's list 12/31/19.

Fr. John Donald Gallagher

Ordained: 1940
Status: Sued

Died: 11/12/1968
Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

A woman filed suit in 2/2002 alleging abuse in 1950 by Rev. "Bernard" Gallagher at Holy Trinity Church. Her attorney said this was actually John Donald Gallagher. She claimed she was a 4th-grader and confessed to the priest that she had touched herself, and that he responded by molesting her. The woman said she developed obsessive-compulsive disorders the next year, washing her hands as often as 20 times a day. Gallagher died in 1968. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. John J. Gallagher

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 12/12/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in MA, NY, PA and FL. In a 2005 civil suit, a woman accused Gallagher of sexually abusing her as a child at St. Mary's in Lawrence MA 1972-78. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Gallagher died 12/12/06. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Augustinians settled 6/18 for $1M to eight plaintiffs claiming abuse by two priests, including Gallagher. Three were women who said Gallagher abused them as girls at St. Mary's. All were between ages 9-12 years when allegedly abused. Settlement of $1.4M announced in 8/20 of suit alleging abuse of 11 children, boys and girls, at St. Mary's 1974-78. The children's ages ranges from 8-14 when abused. In 10/21 Attorney Garabedian announced that a 15th claim against Gallagher had recently settled, in the low six figures.

Fr. Joseph J. Gallagher

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Also referred to as J. Joseph Gallagher. Former editor of The Catholic Review. Retired in 1985. Name on archdiocese list of accused priests 9/2002, which notes an allegation in 1986 of abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1980. Accuser met with officials in 1993. "Gallagher admitted inappropriate conduct and his faculties to perform ministry were removed." Gallagher objected to his inclusion on the list, saying the "incident involved only a massage of a 14-year-old boy that occurred 21 years ago but involved no genital touching." He died in 2015. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Joseph J. Gallagher

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 06/5/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Per the 2/10/2011 Grand Jury Report II, a man told the archdiocese in 2007 that Gallagher repeatedly fondled him when he was a 7- or 8-year-old altar boy at St. Mark's in Bristol, PA. Another man had  made a similar allegation the previous year. The man who came forward in 2007 reported that others had also been abused. The Review Board deemed both reports unsubstantiated in 2008. The man who came forward in 2007 died by suicide within a year of the Review Board's decision. Gallagher "retired." He was removed in 2/2011. New suits in 4/2011 and 9/2012. Found unfit for ministry in 4/2013. Permanently removed. Died 6/5/1208. Funeral mass concelebrated by Bishop Maginnis.


Fr. Joseph P. Gallagher

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of a 12-year-old boy in early-mid 1970s. Archdiocese notified in 1974. Sent for treatment and reassigned. Placed on leave in 2002; ministry permanently restricted in 2004. Living a supervised life. Civil suit filed 12/03.

Fr. Alfred F. Gallant

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Removed in 2002 after recent accusation that he had abused a minor female some 30 years previously. As of 2005, sentenced by Vatican to a life of prayer and penance. Brother of John Gallant, also an accused abuser. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Noted to have been laicized.

Fr. John P. Gallant

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Sued in 2002. Accused of abusing a girl over a two-year period, beginning when she was age 16 in 1980. He claimed she was 18. Brother of Alfred Gallant, also an accused abuser. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Removed from ministry. Laicized.

Br. Rene Gallant

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Order: SJ
Status: Settled

Died: 07/23/1975
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

"Br. Charlie." Died 7/23/1975. Accused of abuse of at least 28 individuals. Claims were included in the Jesuits' $166M settlement in 2011 with over 500 plaintiffs. Named in the settlement as among the ten most prolific abusers. Multiple plaintiffs alleged abuse by him at St. Ignatius Mission on the Flathead Indian Reservation in a 9/2011 civil suit against the Ursuline order and Helena diocese, filed by 45 people against four nuns, six priests and one religious brother. Gallant was assigned to St. Ignatius Mission 1940-1975. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/2015 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/2015 bankruptcy settlement. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes multiple allegations reported in 2009 of abuse spanning three decades.

Fr. Joseph G. Gallatin

Ordained: 1997
Status: Laicized

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Removed from Mendota parish in 12/13 after review of personnel file by outside agency found reference to incident of inappropriate conduct with minor around 1998. No actions taken in 1998. Evaluation, counseling and monitoring ordered in 12/13; act classified as boundary violation, not crime. Matter reported to criminal authority; another review conducted. Review board determined in 6/14 "significant restrictions" to be placed on Gallatin with continued monitoring and limited ministry not involving children. Allegations surfaced he abused same youth on 1998 mission trip to WV. Reassigned to position with no parish responsibilities or contact with youth. Archdiocese's statement 7/02/14 that Gallatin was scheduled to attend graduate school at Catholic University in WDC withdrawn in 8/14 after protests. Removal from ministry announced 9/2/15 after new Ministerial Review Board found sufficient evidence of abuse. Referred to Rome for adjucation. Laicization announced in 10/21.

Fr. Joseph Anthony Gallegos

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Alleged to have abused at least four boys, one in each of his four assignments 1965-1972. Apparently had his privileges suspended from 1972-1992. Was reconciled with the Church just before dying of AIDS in 9/1992. At least one victim also acquired AIDS. At least four suits filed against estate. One suit settled in Fall 1994 and another was settled before it reached the lawsuit stage. Named in at least one civil suit filed in 8/2014. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused on 9/12/2017.

Fr. John J. Gallen

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Died: 04/17/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

New York Province Jesuit. Accused publicly in 2004 of abuse of 16-year-old boy in 1980 in Toledo, OH and in CA. Jesuit Provincial in NY wrote to the alleged victim in 1993 and enclosed a letter of apology from Gallen. Gallen sent another letter in 1994. Settlement in 1994 for $50K. Gallen remained active until 2003. Died 4/17/2011. Included on the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/2018. On the Phoenix diocese's list where he was at some point Director of Liturgy. On the Northeast Province Jesuits list 1/15/2019. It notes allegations of abuse of minors 1970s-1980s. "Impeded" in 2001. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/2019. Worked in the archdiocese at Woodstock College 1968-1975. On the Toledo diocese's list. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Stephen Francis Gallenstein

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Lexington KY

Ordained for the Diocese of Covington. Incardinated into the Lexington diocese when it was established in 1988. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003. Accused of abuse of a girl for four years, beginning when she was 13 in 1980 at Holy Family in Ashland, and then stalking her for another 10 years. Name was revealed in support of allegations in a court case regarding abuse by another priest. In 3/2006 the diocese announced that the allegations were credible. Vatican was asked to laicize him. Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/2020 of those with substantiated allegation(s). On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/2020. One known victim, who sued in 2003; settled. Gallenstein admitted to the abuse.

Fr. Manuel Gallo Espinoza

Ordained: 1998
Status: Indicted

Died: 07/2/2022
Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

St. Mary's, Plainfield NJ visiting priest from Ecuador. In 4/03 a 15-year-old male St. Mary's youth group member told his priest-cousin and a youth group leader Gallo Espinoza raped him in a parish rectory bedroom. Reported less than two weeks later by Catholic Charities to prosecutor's office. Gallo Espinoza old by Archdiocese he could no longer minister; fled to Ecuador. Investigation closed. In 2010 the boy, then a young adult, filed police report. The AD Review Board deemed the allegation credible and recommended laicization. In 2005 Gallo Espinoza returned to the US and taught in a middle school and a high school in MD and VA. Abruptly fled in 2/14. In 7/15 his whereabouts were unknown. Criminal investigation re-opened. Found in 8/15 to be in Ecuador. Admitted to a "sexual encounter" with the boy. Victim filed criminal complaint and arrest warrant issued 1/16. Indicted in 5/16. Still at large at the time. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Permanently removed from ministry. Died by suicide in Ecuador 7/2/22 after shooting three people, killing one.

Fr. Vincent Gallo

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Died: 06/6/2023
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

in In a civil suit filed 10/2003, 27 victims alleged sexual abuse by 24 priests, including Gallo. One plaintiff said Gallo abused him around 1966. Gallo denied it. Gallo was the only priest of the 24 who had an active parish assignment at the time. In 3/2004, the Diocese announced that the review board found the allegations against Gallo unsubstantiated, and he was allowed to continue in ministry. Per the Diocese's list in 2/2019, Gallo was permanently removed from ministry 6/26/2018. He was accused in a claim settled in 2021 in the mid-six figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 9-10, 1983-1985, while assigned to Blessed Sacrament in Brooklyn. Died 6/6/2023.


Fr. Lucas A. Galvan

Order: CR
Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Full name Lucas Antonia Galvan Valdez. Pleaded guilty in 1989 to sexually fondling an 11-year-old girl; sentenced to 1- or 2- year suspended jail sentence and deferred adjudication. Sent to Via Coeli in NM for treatment. Charges then dismissed. Girl settled a lawsuit against the Pueblo diocese for more than $90K. Reportedly through the international Theatine Fathers, Galvan was able to move to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1992 before finding sanctuary in Mexico City. He moved to the Archdiocese of Mexico City in 1997 where the bishop was aware of his conviction. Still active there until removed from ministry in Mexico City 4/22/2010, after a Mexican magazine publicized the case. Apparently allowed to work in other Mexico dioceses. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/2019, where he worked in 1991.

Fr. Robert Gamel

Ordained: 1990
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Removed 8/15/14. Investigated by police for alleged internet-related sex crimes involving at least one teenage boy. Computers and hard drives seized from rectory of St. Joseph's in Los Banos where he had worked since 2009. Police said parishioners were uncomfortable with Gamel's behavior with young males, including rubbing the back of a sleeping teen, and hugging a youth in a single-person restroom. Pleaded no contest 3/11/16 to possessing child porn. Sentenced in 5/16 to 11 months in jail and 4 years probation. Ordered to register as a sex offender. Assignments included Christ the King and St. Joseph's Mission in Oildale, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bakersfield, St. Ann's in Ridgecrest, St. Joseph's in Boron and Our Lady of Lourdes in California City. Released from jail in 12/16. Arrested again 4/12/17 on child porn possession. Pleaded not guilty 5/17. Pleaded no contest 11/28/17, sentenced to 4 years in state prison. Released 4/13/19.

Fr. Rigoberto Gamez-Alfonso

Ordained: 1995
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Several chancery positions. Named pastor in 2009 of Our Lady of Tepeyac in Little Village. Assiged 2015 to Providence of God in Pilsen. In residence since 7/2018 at St. Aloysius in Wicker Park. Arrested in 10/2018, charged with criminal sexual abuse involving force and battery. Accused of attacking three females, ages 17, 18 and 27, beginning in 11/2016. Faculties withdrawn.

Fr. Stanley M. Gana

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse in 1970s-1980s. Abuse reported in 1992 and 1995. Placed on leave and sent for treatment. He was one of the unidentified priests dismissed from the archdiocese in 4/02 because of abuse complaints. "Countless victims," including women, and theft of money, per 2005 grand jury report. In 1996 he left treatment and went to Orlando, FL. Began living with a group of older teens and young men. Laicized 3/21/06. Named in new Grand Jury report in 2/11.

Fr. James A. Ganahl

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 02/13/2010
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Name appears on list of accused priests with credible allegations from San Diego/San Bernardino dioceses released by San Diego 3/30/07. Retired 1987. Privileges removed 11/98. Per personnel file released 10/25/10, he was accused of abusing four girls between 1961-1963. They told San Bernardino in 1999 and reached settlement. San Diego diocese reported to police in 2002 but family chose not to pursue criminal charges. Ganahl died 2/13/10.

Br. Robert Gandara

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Order: FSC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Per his personnel file, Gandara was accused in 1989 of performing sexual acts on a 16-year-old boy who was a student at St. Paul's School in Covington. Suit filed in 1989. Police filed charges. Pleaded no contest. Spent nine months in jail and was placed on probation until 1995. Left the order in 3/1994. Worked at some point in Galveston TX as a teacher at Kirwin High School. Accused, along with Bro. Richard Langenstein, in a lawsuit filed 8/7/2020, of molesting a boy in the 1980s. The boy was a student at La Salle High School.

Fr. James H. Gandrau

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 11/26/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Retired in 2002. Permanently barred from ministry in 7/2005 on previously undisclosed credible allegations of child sexual abuse. A woman settled claim with the archdiocese in 2004, alleging Gandrau abused her 30 years prior when she was about 16. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/2016 of clergy with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Gandrau died in 2012. New suit filed vs the archdiocese 5/17/2016, claiming cover-up of alleged sexual abuse of a boy in 1967 at St. Mark's in Shoreline. The suit says Gandrau was caught with the boy by pastor Rev. Theodore Sullivan, who did not report it.

Fr. Thomas P. Ganley

Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Metuchen NJ

Charged in 1/2019 with sexual assault of a girl, ages 14-17, in 1990-1994 while assigned to St. Cecilia's in Woodbridge. The girl was involved in the parish CCD program. In a secret recording and to investigators, Ganley admitted to the "sexual conduct." The abuse occurred in NJ, FL and Washington DC. Pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a minor under age 16 in exchange for a sentence of four years in state prison. Required to register as a sex offender. On the diocese's list 2/13/2019. Accused in a 12/2019 lawsuit of abusing a teenage boy, along with Rev. Robert Witkowski, at a parish in Iselin in the early 1990s. The plaintiff claimed the priests also abused other boys.

Fr. Thomas M. Gannon

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Died: 12/19/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring while assigned to St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH 1961-1964; St. James Church in Gary, IN in 1983; and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Chicago, IL in 1993. Died 12/19/2011. The Province's 2/21/2020 revised list adds alleged abuse 1977-1978 while at Loyola University in Chicago and in 1998 while assigned to Holy Family Parish in Chicago. Included on the Chicago archdiocese's list in 10/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 6 "reported survivors." In 8/2023 a man publicly stated that Gannon sexually abused him when he was an 11-year-old altar boy in 1971, at St. Jerome's in Chicago.

Fr. Kenneth John Gansmann

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Died: 05/21/1974
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in the dioceses of Springfield, Chicago and Joliet IL, then St. Paul MN 1948-1959. Returned to Chicago after removal from ministry in 1960 by St. Paul. Transferred to Nashville TN; pastored parish there 1960-1974. Died 5/21/1974. A man reported abuse as a boy to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2007. No specific date was given for the abuse, but correspondence implies his history was known in 2007. Name included on the 2/17/2014 revised list of those with substantiated claims. At least one complaint in Nashville in about 2009 alleged abuse in the late 1960s. Included on the Nashville diocese's list 11/4/2021. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. Included on the Franciscans' Our Lady of Guadalupe's list as of 1/2024.

Fr. Edward G. Ganster

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Died: 07/3/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the diocese's 8/19/2018 list of credibly accused. In 1977 a woman told the diocese that her 13-year-old son had been sexually abused by Ganster. Reassigned. A 37-year-old man told the diocese in 2002 that Ganster abused him for a year and a half beginning when he was a 14-year-old altar boy at St. Joseph's in Frackville. The man again contacted the diocese in 2004. His reports were not sent to the D.A. until 2007. Accused in 2015 of abusing a 12-year-old boy in the summer of 1977. Put on sick leave in 1987, sent to St. John Vianney in Downington for treatment in 1988. Request for laicization in 1990, granted. Wanted to marry a woman he met at St. John Vianney and to work at Disney World. Diocese provided a reference for the job; Ganster worked at Disney World for 18 years. Died 7/3/2014.

Fr. Joseph M. Ganter

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Ordained: 1922
Status: Accused

Died: 07/3/1965
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named as accused in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. In 2008 an 80-year-old man told the diocese that Ganter sexually abused him when he was a 10-year-old altar boy at St. Athanasius in West View. He said he knew of six other boys who had "slept with" the priest. Ganter's personnel file showed an allegation in 1944 that Ganter had "immoral and corrupt relationships with at least three teenage boys." Per the report, Ganter asked boys to "commit a sex act" in his office. He would give them a few dollars and tell them never to tell. A Justice of the Peace investigated the allegations in 1945, at Ganter's request. The alleged victims denied "immoral relations" with the priest. Included on the diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Frederick A. Garand

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 07/3/1982
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Murdered in 1982 in Florida. Toledo police interviewed two youths at the Child Study Institute who said they were abused by Garand and that there were other victims. As the investigation progressed a man came forward to say that Garand had abused him between 1954 and 1958. A policeman complained in 1958 and Garand was transferred to another parish. In 4/2020 the Diocese included Garand on its list of credibly accused priests.

Fr. Jesus Garay

Ordained: 1991
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Extern priest from Argentina. Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of raping a 17-year-old girl in 1997. The girl worked as a part-time secretary at Holy Family Church in Wilmington, CA, where Garay was assigned. She said she became pregnant in 12/97, the abuse continued until about 4/98, and Garay pressured her to have an abortion. She gave birth to the child and, per the lawsuit, the archdiocese did not inform authorities of the abuse, nor did they provide medical coverage during the pregnancy or support after the baby was born. He was returned to Argentina when the girl became visibly pregnant and was allowed parish ministry in the Diocese of Concordia. Garay was named in the 2005 Los Angeles archdiocesan report addendum. He reportedly left ministry in 2008 and married.

Deacon Angel Garcia

Order: OFM
Ordained: 2000
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Deacon. Removed from assignment at Church of the Holy Family in Albany in 8/10. Diocese deemed credible a single recent allegation that he had abused a minor in the early 1990s, before his training and ordination as a deacon. Denied the allegations. Also removed from position as chaplain at the state's Greene Correctional Facility. Defrocked as Deacon in 2010. Convicted 8/14/14 of two counts of sexual abuse of a 6-year-old girl in 2003. Sentenced to 5 years in prison 9/17/14, required to register as sex offender, and 10 years of post-release supervision. Garcia appealed his conviction in 2016 and was allowed to remain free pending the appeal. Indicted in 11/21 two felony counts of child sexual abuse for the abuse of two girls which occurred while awaiting the appeal. Sentenced extended in 5/22 to two additional 7-year terms.

Fr. Armand D. Garcia

Ordained: 2005
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Suspended 3/16/2018 after an allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor 2014-2017, while assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary in Roxborough. Had been assigned to the parish in 2011, after a year of personal leave. Pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Summerdale since 11/2017.  Member of the National Association of Filipino Priests. Arrested 3/4/2019, charged with rape of a teenage girl, sex abuse, corruption of a minor, and recording a sex act. May have also plied the girl with alcohol and marijuana. Pleaded guilty in 10/2023 to corruption of a minor and unlawful contact with a minor. The rape charge was dismissed in a plea agreement. Sentencing scheduled for 1/2024.

Fr. Cristobal Garcia

Order: OP
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Arrived in Los Angeles in 1983 and left in 11/85. Sued in 1988 for abuse of two boys between 1983-86. Accused of abuse and boundary violations. Suspended by his order in 1985 and later expelled. Fled to the Philippines. Became part of the Archdiocese of Cebu. A second allegation in a civil suit in 2003. Removed without privileges in 6/12 by Cebu Archbishop on CA allegations. Also linked to ivory smuggling. Personnel files were to be released in Fall 2012. Included in 10/21 on the Dominicans Holy Name Province list. Laicized in 2017. Died in 2021.

Fr. Francisco Javier Garcia Ortiz

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

From Mexico. Ordained fo the Diocese of Acapulco. Incardinated into the Diocese of Sacramento in 1989. Fled to Mexico in 1995 after a dozen felony molestation charges were filed against him in Yolo and Colusa counties in CA. Mexico agreed to prosecute the U.S. charges but eventually dismissed the case. Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy 1970-1975. Diocese settled at least eight claims. Four new lawsuits were expected to be filed in 6/2006 by men alleging abuse 1987-1994. Laicized in 10/2007. Two men filed suit 9/16/2014 in Sacramento. On Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/2019. By 2015 there were 24 known alleged male victims of sex abuse by Garcia, occurring 1973-1995. Remained a fugitive in 2021. A 25th case was reported in 2020 and a 26th in 2022.

Fr. John G. Garcia

Ordained: 1947
Status: Sued

Died: 04/5/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

In 11/22 a 34-year-old man claimed in a lawsuit that Garcia sexually abused him over two years, beginning when he was an 8-year-old altar boy in the late 1990s. Garcia was assigned at the time in question to Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood. The abuse allegedly included rape. Garcia retired from the parish in 2001, after 17 years. He died in 2003. He was accused in a 12/22 suit of raping a boy, age 12, in the late 1960s, and of telling the boy he would die if he told. Another lawsuit the same month alleged abuse by Garcia of a boy in 1974. In 12/22 there were reportedly four known accusers.


Fr. Lorenzo Garcia

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Ordained: 1997
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 11/8/2018. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report. In 8/2004 a man in his early 20s reported that Garcia made sexual advances toward him. Report to diocesan officials in 9/2004 of 'inappropriate behavior' with a boy. Also, a 16-year-old Mexican boy was living in the rectory with Garcia. May have been sent to St. Luke's Institute for treatment. Suspended in 8/2008 after an allegation in that he sexually abused an altar boy, age 10, 1998-1999. Laicized.

Fr. Louis Aloysius Garcia

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Accused of abusing several developmentally disabled patients 5/79-8/80 at Porterville State Hospital, where he was chaplain. Suspended in 1981. Civil litigation and criminal charges filed. Matters taken to California's Court of Appeals. Sentenced to 6 years in 1983. Garcia was on sick leave per 1988 Catholic Directory. Listed on CA sex offender registry as of 5/15/11. Included in 8/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Otto L. Garcia

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Monsignor. Tribunal judge, canon lawyer, moderator of the Curia, vicar general. Oversaw abuse cases. In 2017 a man told the diocese that Garcia molested him 1973-1975, when the man was a teen working in the rectory of St. Michael's in Flushing, Queens. Garcia denied the allegations. Accused in many lawsuits of covering up abuse in the diocese. The IRCP determined there was "insufficient support" to find the man's claim eligible for compensation. Garcia was not included on the diocese's list in 2/2019. In 9/2019 a second man filed suit under the Child Victims Act, alleging abuse as a boy by Garcia.

Fr. Peter Edward Garcia

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Died: 07/29/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Monsignor. Archdiocesan Secretary for Hispanic Affairs. On leave 1984-2006. Laicized 1/3/2006. Died 7/29/2009. The Archdiocese knew of past abuse by at least 1988. Sued in 2003. Accused of abusing at least 12 minors 1961-1983. Included in the L.A. Archdiocesan Report in 2004. At least one claim settled as part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs. Personnel files released in 1/2013 reveal that Garcia often targeted boys who were illegal immigrants, and would threaten to have them deported if they told. He admitted to having abused boys since ordination. Received treatment in NM in the mid-1980s, where he also worked. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list of credibly accused in 5/2021.

Fr. Rolando G. Garcia

Ordained: 1986
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

From Cuba. Accused in a 2007 civil suit of sexual abuse of 11-year-old boy in 1989 at St. John Bosco in Little Havana. Settled in 2009. A new suit filed in 9/2012 alleges abuse in the 1980s when Garcia was in seminary. Suspended for 10 days then returned to active ministry. Per the Archdiocese, Garcia passed a polygraph test. Accused in 10/2012 of covering up abuse by another priest. A new suit filed 10/23/2012 claims abuse beginning in 1994. Garcia denied all allegations. Removed without privileges 10/24/2012. Resigned 11/30/2012.

Fr. Ruben Idalio Garcia

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Boise diocese priest working in Santa Fe NM in the mid-1970s. Accused in a 1994 lawsuit of abuse of a boy in while in NM, after treatment by the Paracletes in Jemez Springs. Settled. Also alleged to have abused in 1981 in ID. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/2017. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/2018; worked 1986-1987 at a Chino parish. Per San Bernardino diocese, it was aware in 1986 of allegations. Garcia left San Bernardino in 2/1987. Noted to be deceased, although the Santa Fe archdiocese's list in 3/2019 notes him to be living. Incardinated into the Diocese of Tijuana Mexico upon recommendation in 1990 from Bishop Tod Brown. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/2019, assigned there beginning 11/1973. On Boise diocese's list in 10/2019, which has the notation "imprisoned."


Fr. Ernesto Garcia-Rubio

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Worked for a year in Miami; moved to Cuba; expelled in 1969 for "serious difficulties of a moral nature (homosexuality)." Miami took him back. Accused in 1988 of sexually abusing four Nicaraguan and Salvadoran refugee boys 1983-1988. Evaluated at St. Luke's Institute in 1988; sent on sabbatical to Colombia; assigned in Honduras. The priest who replaced him at his parish told a news outlet that Garcia-Rubio was sent on sabbatical because he had just celebrated his 25th anniversary as a priest. The Miami Archdiocese removed Garcia-Rubio's faculties in 1989. He was reportedly working at a hotel in the Dominican Republic in the early 1990s and defrocked in 1999. Per the FL Attorney General's report 11/6/2020, Garcia-Rubio was known to befriend and offer help to teenage boys, mostly immigrants, withholding help if they would not provide him with sexual favors. A fifth man sued in 2004, alleging rape in 1984 when he was a refugee, age 13. Some claims settled in 9/2004. New documents revealed in 3/2010. New suits filed in 6/2010 and 2/2013. At least 11 known victims. Deceased.


Fr. Samuel Garcia

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

First named publicly as accused on the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. Report noted to have been made in 1996 of alleged incident in 1977. Assignments included parishes in Bayard, Hurley, Lordsburg, Fairacres and Sunland Park. Removed from ministry in 1999. Laicized in 2007. On El Paso, TX diocese's list 1/31/19, which encompassed what was established in 1982 as the Las Cruces diocese.

Br. George Gardiner

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Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Br. Barton. Joined the Xaverians in 1948. Left in 1970. Named publicly as accused by the Order on its list 7/12/2019. It notes an allegation received in 2013 of abuse at a summer camp in the mid-1960s in Leonardtown, MD. Deceased. On the Baltimore archdiocese's list 7/23/2019. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. William Nicholas Garding

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Died: 11/22/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Ordained at age 43. In 1989 a 20-year-old man accused Garding of sexually abusing him as a boy over a three-year period, beginning during confirmation classes. Pleaded guilty; sentenced to 6 months in jail and a 10-year stayed sentence. Sued in 1991 but suit dismissed. Later wrote book, "My Journey Alone" about his battle to suppress homosexuality and his quest for approval and love from adolescent male parishioner. Privileges removed in 6/02. Died in 11/05 after auto accident. Name on 1/3/14 St. Cloud list.

Br. Thomas J. Gardipee

Order: OFM Cap
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Accused in 12/92 of sexual misconduct with St. Lawrence Seminary High School students. Charged in 1/93 with enticing a child for immoral purposes and intimidation. Judge dismissed case, noting evidence Gardipee disrobed in front of boy. Suit in 4/93 said he abused, harassed and stalked teen; expanded in 1994, accusing Capuchins of coverup. Suit said to have settled and Gardipee was barred from teaching and ministering to minors. WI teaching license denied. Left Capuchins in 2001; taught in private Hawaii High School from 2002. Leave in 9/09; resigned in 11/09. Included on the Capuchins St. Joseph Province list of those with substantiated allegations against them.

Br. Stephen Justin Gardner

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Gardner was listed as a 'former' brother as of 6/11/2014. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Gardner in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Fr. James Garisto

Ordained: 1977
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Ordained for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales; taught high school in Philadelphia. Incardinated in 1983 into the NY archdiocese. Placed on leave in 8/2019 due to an allegation of 'sexual misconduct.' Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/2021 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy beginning when the boy was age 15, from 1993 through 1998. The boy was a student at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, where Garisto was reportedly a biology teacher in the late 1980s and 1990, and a vice-principal and academic dean 1996-1998. Garisto's accuser claims that the priest started grooming him when he was in grade school and that when he left the high school after sophomore year, Garisto pursued him at his father's house in PA. Arrested 1/27/2022 on charges of sexually abusing a boy in the Philadelphia area 1995-2002, beginning when the boy was age 10. Garisto owned a home in Fishtown at the time in question. In 3/2022 the charges were withdrawn due to the statute of limitations. Arrested again in Philadelphia 5/4/2022, charged with the sexual abuse of a boy starting when the boy was a 15-year-old altar server at St. Peter's in Poughkeepsie in 2006, and ending in 2010. Family filed suit against the NY Archdiocese. Pleaded no contest in 6/2023. Sentenced 11/6/2023 to 11 and a half months to 23 months in prison and 4 years' probation.


Maria Michael Garner

Order: SC
Status: Sued

Died: 12/17/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Sister of Charity of St. Elizabeth in Morris Township, NJ. Accused in a lawsuit filed 11/24/20 of sexually abusing a girl in her office at Immaculate Conception School several times a week, beginning in 1969 when the girl was age 8. Garner was a teacher and administrator at the school. Also accused, along with Sr. Alice Bernadette, C.S., of taking the girl in 1971 to Rev. William Dowd, and restraining the girl while the priest raped her. Dowd denied the allegations. Garner died 12/17/14.

Fr. Stephen M. Garrity

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

Removed by the Jesuits in 2007 from Holy Cross in Durham, NC after admitting to inappropriate sexual contact with five young adults, ages 18-23, in the early 1980s while in Baltimore and Philadelphia. Received therapy. In 1/2013, Order told the Raleigh diocese of a credible complaint of abuse of a minor from the 1970s while assigned to St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia. Sent to a monitored community. Died in 2014. Name included on the Maryland Province Jesuits list 12/17/2018. It notes multiple allegations. On Scranton diocese's list 12/22/2018. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/2019. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/2018. It notes abuse in 1970 reported in 2018. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Michael M. Garry

Ordained: 1939
Status: Settled

Died: 12/11/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

From Ireland. Ordained in Rome before World War II. May have started as a Benedictine. Worked his first two years of priesthood in Manchester, England prior to arrival in the U.S., due to complications of WWII. Worked in the Sacramento diocese and Newark archdiocese before Trenton. Accused by a woman of repeatedly molesting and stalking her for three years late 1950s-early 1960s, beginning when she was age 11 and Garry was assigned to St. Mark's in Sea Girt, NJ. Confession was allegedly used in the abuse, and included digital penetration. Stalking and abuse allegedly continued after reassignment. Retired in 1981. Died 12/11/1988. Settlement in 12/2019 in the low six figures in case of abuse of two girls, ages 12 and 9, beginning1960 and 1961.

Fr. Thomas Garthwaite

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Died: 04/7/2021
Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Accused in 1991 of 'sexual misconduct' with a 14-year-old girl in Marshfield beginning in 1963 and lasting through 1966. Trial set for 1992. Dismissed on statute of limitations. Included on the diocese's list 1/18/20. Multiple substantiated allegations noted. Removed from ministry 1/12/04. Died in 4/21.

Fr. Gerald B. Garvey

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Died: 08/3/1960
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. Abuse was alleged to have occurred while assigned to St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland in the 1950s. Died 8/3/1960. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, noting at least two "reported survivors."

Fr. John F. Garvey

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Died: 10/19/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/2019, which notes allegations of abuse occurring 1978-1979 reported in 2013. Worked in Micronesia 1968-1971, 1974-1978. Did retreat work in Manhasset NY 1978-1987 then assigned to St. Ignatius Loyola parish in NYC 1987-1989, Xavier HS in NYC 1989-2002, and St. Ignatius parish again 2004-2006. Died 10/19/2011.

Fr. Jesus P. Garza

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as accused on the Chicago Archdiocese's list released 3/20/2006. In 11/1983 a mother expressed concern to the Archdiocese about Garza's interactions with her son. In 4/2000 the alleged victim met with Cardinal George. Garza resigned 7/1/00. In 2005 internal investigators deemed substantiated claims that Garza forced a boy to perform oral on him sex numerous times 1/1984-4/1984. Discovered by a news outlet in 9/2018 to have gone on to work as a counselor in the Beloit, WI public schools. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Mark S. Gaspar

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Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

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. Last assignment was at Our Lady of Charity Church in Brookhaven, Delaware County. Allegations were substantiated in 4/13. Gaspar was permanently removed from ministry.

Br. James F. Gates

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Order: SJ
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Entered the Jesuit order in 1964. Accused, along with Fr. John Morse, by 15 women and 1 man of abuse when they were students at St. Mary's Mission and School on the Colville Indian Reservation in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Placed on leave at some point, required to live under supervision at a Jesuit residence. Jesuits announced a $4.8M settlement with the 16 in 1/2008. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018, noting abuse of a minor 1971-1972 at St. Mary's Mission in Spokane. On the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/2018, which notes multiple allegations of abuse while assigned to St. Mary's Mission 1966-1970. Dismissed from the Jesuits 8/27/2012.

Fr. Martin Gates

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 07/7/2000
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

"Marty." Initially took the name "Marius." Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Franciscans on its list 5/31/2019. It notes allegations of the sexual abuse of minors 1970-1979, reported in 1993 and 1995. Gates was assigned in 1970 to a Phoenix parish, then worked in the Guaymas, Mexico in the Diocese of Ciudad Obregon 1971-1999. He died in 2000. On the Phoenix diocese's list, with no known allegations there. On the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/2020, where he worked 1964-1965.


Fr. Oscar A. Gatineau

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Died: 11/22/1964
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

A 3/05 civil suit alleges plaintiff was abused as a boy by Gatineau for about a year. Suit said Gatineau saw plaintiff abused by another priest and did nothing. Same suit alleges that plaintiff was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), other priests and two separate bishops. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Worcester diocese said allegations not credible. Gatineau died in 1964.

Fr. Rene Gaudin

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Order: SSCC
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Entered order in 1949. Worked in Japan, the Bahamas and Texas. Retired in 1993. Died 6/27/01. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. At least one claim with Boston archdiocese involving allegations against Gaudin. On the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21 of credibly accused.

Fr. Robert Gaudio

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Pastor of St. Christopher's in North Chili when placed on leave in 2/19 after an allegation that he sexually abused a St. Andrew's altar boy beginning in 1979, when the boy was age 14. Gaudio denied the allegation. Assignments also included parishes in Brockport, Auburn, Greece, Palmyra and Marion. Lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act by a man alleging abuse as a boy in 1979; may or may not be the same accuser.

Fr. James E. Gaudreau

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from assignment at St Joseph's in Lynn as of 9/23/2012 after an allegation that he had abused a child in 2006. Placed on unpaid leave with no public ministry during archdiocesan investigation. Police were notified. Gaudreau had been at the parish since 1984, pastor since 1993. As of 9/15/2013 the District Attorney said he would not file criminal charges against Gaudreau. Resigned from parish in 11/2014; canonical process ongoing. On 9/10/2020 the archdiocese announced that Gaudreau had been found guilty by the Church of child abuse and his sentenced was affirmed by the Vatican to live a life of prayer and penance. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused.

Fr. James M. Gaughan

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused by the Omaha archdiocese on its list 11/30/18. Per the NE A.G.'s report in 11/21, a priest reported to the archdiocese that, when he was a teenager, Gaughan sexually abused him multiple times. Gaughan left Omaha in 1999 for the Diocese of Mandeville, in Jamaica. He died in 2009.

Fr. Joseph W. Gaughan

Ordained: 1994
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Pastor of Most Precious Blood in Ft. Wayne. The diocese announced on 12/14/19 that it had received a credible allegation that Gaughan sexually abused a minor over 20 years prior, while assigned to St. Anthony de Padua in South Bend. Placed on leave. Case referred to the Vatican. Added to diocese's list 1/18/20.

Fr. Joseph P. Gausch

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Died: 05/30/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Named in at least three 2004 lawsuits and one in 2006. Accused of abuse of numerous boys. First report of abuse received in 1948; sent for treatment. Reassigned several times. Left priesthood in 1992. Questioned several times prior to death in 5/99. At least 12 known sexual assault complaints against him by 2000. The 2006 suit was dismissed. Name on 1994 secret memo.

Fr. Gilbert Gauthe

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

First widely publicized abuser. Parish priest. Diocesan Boy Scouts leader. Allegations first arose in 1983. Convicted in 1985 of the abuse of as many as 39 young children 1972-1983. Served 10 years in prison. Multiple civil suits and settlements. In 1997 pleaded no contest to abuse of a 3-year-old boy in TX. Given 7 years probation. Charged in 12/1997 with the rape of a young girl at gunpoint 20 years prior. Jailed for two years in Lafayette until the charges were dropped. As of 2008 was living near Houston TX. Arrested in 4/2008 for failing to register as sex offender. Served two years in county jail. Released 4/23/2010. In 2014 was living in San Leon TX. Included on the diocese's list in 4/2019. Still living in San Leon. Added to the Alexandria diocese's list.

Fr. Raoul Gauthier

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Ordained for the Diocese of Gravelbourg, Canada. On leave in 1939, then chaplain at hospitals in the U.S. dioceses of Crookston and St. Cloud, including St. Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre MN 1969-78. Per 5/02 news, Gauthier was charged in 1979 with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct after he admitted to fondling a mentally challenged male adult. He fled to Canada shortly after his confession and was never extradited. He was on retirement status in his home diocese from 1979 until his death in 1995 at age 92. Name included on St. Cloud's 1/3/14 list of clergy involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors.

Fr. Eugene A. Gavigan

Order: OCSO
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 07/25/1959
Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named as accused on the Savannah diocese's list 11/8/2018. Joined the Trappists in 7/1947 and took solemn vows 8/15/1951. Ordained at Holy Ghost Abbey in Conyers in the Atlanta archdiocese. Released from cloister reportedly for ill health and to 'pursue his talent as a sculptor at Notre Dame.' After teaching assignments he worked in Savannah 1958-1959 as assistant pastor of St James' parish. Died at age 30 on 7/28/1959 in a fall, during a camping trip to the Grand Canyon with two 16-year old boys, one of whom also died. Included in 11/2020 on the Atlanta diocese's list of credibly accused. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report. It shows that in 2002 a woman reported that Gavigan sexually abused her multiple times in 1959, when she was age 6 and a student at St. James Parish School in Savannah. She said Gavigan was babysitting her when he blindfolded her and stuck his penis in her mouth, and that he tried to put it into her vagina. She said the priest told her father she had been bad, so her father spanked her.

Fr. P. Patrick Gavigan

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Ordained for the Trappists. Incardinated in 1972 into the Charlotte diocese. Retired 1992. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 12/29/19. Allegation received in 2002 that Gavigan sexually abused a girl in 1973 at Our Lady of Grace in Greensboro. He denied the allegation. Living in 2002 in a nursing home in NC. Restricted from ministry to minors. Died in 2007.

Br. Rene (Bernard) Gawlik

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Order: SVD
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Professed vows in 1959. Worked in IL, OH, WI. Died in 2019. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Order on its list 4/18/21. Abuse occurred in the 1960s-1970s in East Troy, WI. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least one "reported survivor."


Fr. Chester J. Gawronski

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

In 2002, a man said Gawronski molested him in the late 1970s when he was an 11-year-old altar boy. He told his parents in 1984, who went to the diocese. Michael Murphy was bishop. Sent to treatment. Diocese promised his ministry would be restricted and asked the parents not to pursue matter further. Named in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. The Diocese knew in 1986 of alleged abuse of a 13-year-old boy 1976-1977. Confessed in 1987 to abusing up to 20 boys. Sent to Chicago for a psych evaluation. Gowronski would show the boys how to perform "cancer checks." Admitted to molesting as many as 41 boys. Active priest when removed in 3/2002. Laicized in 2006. Living in 2018 in Arizona. A lawsuit in 7/2020 claims abuse in 1983 of a 15-year-old.

Fr. James A. Gay

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/2019. Settlement. The list notes a single allegation, that Gay left diocesan service in 1984, his faculties were removed in 2006, and administrative leave was reaffirmed in 2019. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the Diocese, Gay sexually abused a 15-year-old boy in 1976.


Fr. James Gaynor

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Died: 06/1/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

In 2000 a man reported to the Diocese that when he was ages 4-5 in 1963-1965, Gaynor repeatedly sexually abused him. The Diocese told the man that Gaynor had died of AIDS in 1991. The man said he refused to sign an agreement offering counseling in exchange for releasing the Diocese from liabilities or damages. The same man came forward again in 2002.

Fr. Lawrence E. Gaynor

Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Died: 10/26/1978
Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Monsignor. Reportedly sent to treatment in Jemez Springs NM in 1958, and treated at some point at St. Vincent Hospital in MO. Died in 1978. Accused in a civil suit filed 5/30/1995 of abusing a young man for several years while assigned to St. Joseph's in Lordsburg. Also accused in affidavits filed in a suit against Fr. Irving Klister of abusing at least two more youths in El Paso. Both alleged victims were students at St. Pius X School. Included on the El Paso diocese's list 1/31/2019. In 3/2024 a man filed suit, claiming abuse when he was 5 years old child by Gaynor in late 1967-early 1968.

Fr. Elwood F. Geary

Ordained: 1943
Status: Sued

Died: 04/18/1981
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Accused in a lawsuit sometime between 2020-2022 of sexually abusing a boy, age 11, in 1968 at Our Lady Queen of Apostles in San Jose. Geary allegedly fondled the boy's genitals and forced oral sex on him. Geary was the parish's founding pastor in 1960, remaining in that role until 1979. The parish was part of the Archdiocese of San Francisco until the Diocese of San Jose was established in 1981, the year Geary died.


Fr. Theodore Anthony Geerts

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Died: 09/10/2024
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused of sexually abusing boys with Revs. Janssen, Bass, and James W. Murphy in the early 1960s. Pornography was allegedly used. Left active priesthood in 1969. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse. Default judgment granted against Geerts in 12/2003. Died in 2004. At least three known accusers. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 7/2008. In 2018 a man stated publicly that he was abused as a child by Geerts and three other priests.

Fr. John A. Geiger

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 03/23/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/1/2019. Allegation noted to have been made after his death. Died 3/23/1995. Per a eulogy posted online, Geiger had been a pastor, teacher, and editor of the diocesan newspaper. It alluded to his "struggle of the past nine years," and that he resisted the assistance offered by Bishop Griffin, which led to his suspension. It said the bishop lifted the suspension the day before Geiger died of cancer, at Geiger's request. Nicknamed "Gus" or "Buddy."

Fr. William Geiger

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Died: 06/17/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Suit filed by three men 5/1/2003 against the diocese alleging they were sexually abused as children in the 1970s by Geiger and another Redemptorist priest, at a Lima OH parish. The boys were ages 6-10 at time of alleged abuse. The identity of the second priest is not specified due to confusion as to his identity. When the suit was filed, Geiger was working near Charlotte NC, according to a Redemptorist source; the 2002 Directory shows him assigned to a Pennsylvania church in the Harrisburg diocese. St. James the Greater in Concord NC is a Redemptorist parish near Charlotte to the NE. The suit was settled in 2004. Geiger died 6/17/2007. Geiger's name was included on the Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/2018 list; no known allegations in that diocese.

Br. Michael Geilenfeld

Brother of the Missionaries of Charity, entering in 1974. From Iowa. Worked as a brother in Los Angeles, Cambodia, El Salvador and India before settling in Haiti. Left the order and founded St. Joseph's orphanage for boys in Port-au-Prince in 1985. The boys were destitute, living in the streets. Geilenfeld would take boys across the U.S. and in England for fundraising tours, in which the boys performed as a dance troupe. Allegations first surfaced publicly in 12/1995 when 8 boys on tour in Detroit told authorities that Geilenfeld sexually and physically abused them at the orphanage. A judge ordered them to return to Haiti with Geilenfeld, saying he had no jurisdiction. The boys' attorney said there were allegations as early as 1987, and that boys also complained while touring England. In 2011 Haiti journalist Cyrus Sibert broke the story of allegations against Geilenfeld after a missionary contacted him. Survivor advocate Paul Kendrick, from ME, got involved; he and Sibert worked together for years to demand Geilenfeld's arrest. Dozens of boys and young men came forward. Geilenfeld was arrested in 2014 in Port-Au-Prince and spent a year in jail. The case was dismissed after 5 alleged victims did not show up for a hearing. Geilenfeld and a charity funding him, Hearts with Haiti, sued Kendrick for defamation. A jury decided for Geilenfeld, dismissed on appeal. Settled in 2019, $3M for the charity, nothing for Geilenfeld. Arrested in the Dominican Republic in 4/2019, to where he allegedly had fled from Haiti to avoid arrest there. He had also opened a home for boys in the Dominican Republic. Arrested in Denver CO 1/22/24, charged with traveling from Miami FL to Haiti to have sex with children between 11/2006 and 12/2010. Pleaded not guilty in Miami federal court 2/16/2024. Ordered to be held in federal prison while awaiting trial.


Fr. John A. Geinzer

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/2018. (Named misspelled Genizer). Added to Baltimore list 9/2018. Complaint to diocese in 7/1995 that Geinzer fondled a 13-year-old boy in 1980. Kept in ministry as parish pastor. Geinzer denied the allegation in 2009, while discussing with bishop the possibility of being a cruise ship chaplain. Call to diocese in 5/2014 from a woman concerned about Geinzer's undue attention toward her 8-year-old son three years prior at Little Sisters of the Poor, where they were visiting her parents; she said more recently he showed too much attention to a 13-year-old boy at the facility. Remained a 'priest in good standing' per the diocese with documentation in 2016 stating "...he has never engaged in sexual behavior inconsistent with priestly celibacy, nor had he ever acted in an inappropriate manner with minors." On Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/2019. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 2019. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Bishop Louis E. Gelineau

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Burlington VT

Accused in 1997 of taking an 11- or 12-year-old boy at St. Joseph's Orphanage in Burlington VT off by himself and pulling the boy's fly down in 1951. When the boy fled, Gelineau allegedly pursued him and tried to drown him. At the time, Gelineau was a seminarian assigned to the orphanage, scene of much physical and sexual abuse. In a 1997 deposition, Gelineau stated that he remembered the boy at the orphanage. In his deposition, Gelineau also denies having any sexual contact with an altar boy in 1993. Retired in 6/97.

Fr. Robert J. Gemmet

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Accused in a 3/2020 lawsuit of repeatedly sexually abusing an altar boy, beginning with grooming when the boy was age 10 in 1967. Gemmet allegedly told boy that God would kill him and that he would "have to watch his parents and siblings die" if he told anyone about the abuse. After ordination Gemmet was assigned to St. Timothy in San Mateo. Per the San Jose diocese, in the 1960s and 1970s he was assigned to St. Christopher in San Jose and St. Mary in Gilroy. He reportedly worked as a seminarian at day camps in San Francisco and Redwood City. Prior to that he taught CCD at St. Simon in Los Altos. His name last appears in the 1980 Official Catholic Directory. He died in 1985 at age 46.


Fr. Marcel Genereux

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Died: 08/9/1971
Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Originally an Oblate of Mary; may have been incardinated into the Manchester diocese after 1959. A woman notified the diocese in 6/2005 that she had been sexually molested by Genereux for two years while a student at Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson in 1957-1958. She told the school in 1958; he was quickly removed. Shortly thereafter, he saw her at a party and deliberately broke her arm. Two other alleged victims are also known. Multiple short assignments 1959-1971. Died in 1971.

Fr. Frank M. Genevive

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Sometimes misspelled Genevieve. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Suit in 2004 alleged abuse of boy age 13 in 1970s-80s. Suit against diocese dismissed 6/06. Arraigned in Boston 7/06 on charges of felony child rape of two Albany boys 1978-82. Pled guilty 7/08 in Boston. Sentenced to 8-10 years in prison (suspended for 5 years). Both accusers filed suit 4/09. Other accusers are known. Assigned to Albany cathedral. Trained and worked in Boston 1979-80 and 1989-90. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died 11/27/14 in Boston. Named in new suit 2/19. New suit in 7/20. Included on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused in 1/21.

Fr. George David Gensler

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Died: 02/14/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

Named publicly as accused by the Baton Rouge diocese on its list in early 2019. Ordained in 1970 for the Diocese of Lafayette, LA. Sworn in as Lafayette police officer in 1973; had previously been a New Orleans cop. Incardinated 1978 into Baton Rouge. Spiritual Director at St. Joseph Cathedral Prep Seminary, parish priest, chaplain for the FBI. Multiple allegations received in 2/1994 and 10/2018 of abuse in the late-1970s while assigned to St. Anthony's in Darrow. Permanently removed from ministry in 1994. Died in 2016. Two new allegations received in 2/2020.

Fr. Gennaro Gentile

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Pattern of abuse spanned Gentile's entire 30-year career. Numerous victims. Frequently took boys on overnight and longer trips even after warnings to avoid these trips. One priest wrote anonymous letter to Archdiocese in 1995 and followed through personally in 1996. Accused in 1997 civil suit of abusing two brothers in 1993-94. Suit secretly settled 2001. Placed on leave 4/02. Laicization announced 9/05. Settlements 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's victims compensation program. In 11/17 three men received settlement of 250k each via archdiocese's compensation program. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. William A. Genuario

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 06/24/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Monsignor. Per documents released in 2009, the Diocese paid two men $20K each in 2004 to settle claims of abuse in the late 1970s-early 1980s. They alleged abuse by Genuario and another priest, Frank Wissel. Money was for therapy for three years. The accusers had recently learned that the priests were still active. Genuario was vicar general of the diocese for nine years. Both priests denied the allegations. Another settlement in 1/2006. Remained a "priest in good standing" in 3/2014. Died in 6/2015. The Diocese acknowledged in 9/2019 that the allegations were credible. Per news in 9/2019, a man told the Diocese in 4/2002 that Genaurio abused him at age 13 in 1967. In 2017 another man alleged abuse as a minor in 1987, deemed credible by the review board. Settlement of $725K announced in  10/2019 with a man claiming abuse at age 11 in 1988 by Genuario. Name included on the diocese's list 1/22/2020. A 2019 report commissioned by the Diocese states there were 6 victims, all boys ages 10-14, abused 1967-1987.

Fr. John J. Geoghan

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/23/2003
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Involuntarily laicized in 1998. Accused in over 87 lawsuits of raping and molesting at least 150 children. Convicted in 1/2002 of fondling a 10-year-old boy. Sentenced to 9-10 years in prison. Murdered in prison in 8/2003 by another inmate. Conviction then removed by court, citing pending appeal at time of death. In 2002 the Archdiocese paid $10M to settle claims brought by 86 accusers; another two dozen civil suits were still pending. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 8/2011.

Fr. Frederick George

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Named publicly as accused by the Richmond diocese on its list 2/13/2019. Allegation in 1987 that George sexually abused a boy in the late 1970s at a Richmond parish. Briefly reassigned by the bishop, left ministry for a few years in 1988. Worked in the Diocese of Savannah 1990-1991, then returned to Belmont Abbey in NC. Worked as a hospital chaplain 1992-1994, then as chaplain at Belmont Abbey College 1994-1997. Left the priesthood in 1998. Reportedly "permanently dismissed from ministry" in 2004. Included in 12/2019 on the Diocese of Charlotte's list of credibly accused. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report.  


Fr. A. Richard Gerbino

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Died: 04/6/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/2019. A 3/2019 lawsuit claimed sex abuse of a 16-year-old boy in 1962 at a Vineland parish. The boy said he immediately told another priest in the rectory, who drove him - in the middle of the night - to Bishop Damiano's residence in Camden. The bishop reportedly told the boy in response to his disclosure, "Never speak of this again." Gerbino was the subject of a 2017 settlement with the daughter of a young man who was allegedly abused in the 1960s by Gerbino. The man killed himself in front of his daughter, then age 7, in 1970. Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Vineland from 1961 until his resignation in 11/1980 for "health reasons."  Reportedly removed from ministry in 1985 for "mental health reasons." Died in 2007.

Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety

Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Hartford CT priest, Portland ME auxiliary bishop 1966-69, then bishop 1969-74. Newark archbishop 1974-86. Died 9/20/16, age 104. Accused in a 3/21 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl, age 5, several times in 1976. His accuser said she and her mother lived nearby and that Gerety offered to babysit, then molested her in his Cathedral bedroom. She said Gerety told her not to tell because it would hurt her mother. Accused in a lawsuit filed 11/16/21 of sexually abusing a girl over 5 years, beginning when she was age 5 in 1984, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Fr. Joseph U. Gerg

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1997 the Baltimore archdiocese received an allegation that Gerg sexually abused a minor in the late 1960s to early 1970s, while assigned to St. Benedict's in Baltimore. Removed from active ministry in 2002, after the U.S. Bishops' Dallas Charter. Included on Baltimore's list of accused priests in 9/2002. Included in 8/2018 on the St. Vincent Archabbey of Latrobe PA Benedictines' list of credibly accused. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It shows that Gerg's victim was a girl, and the abuse took place 1967-1972, when the girl was ages 13-17. She said she reported the abuse at the time to later known perpetrator priests Neil Magnus and Joseph Maskell. 


Br. Kenneth Ghastin

Order: OFM
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02 shows claims that Ghastin molested two brothers at Christopher Columbus H.S. in the early 1970s. Claims settled in 1994. Later, the oldest brother, who received $30K, died by suicide. Ghastin was removed from contact with children in the early 1990s. Last known to be working as a librarian at Mount Alvernia Friary in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. May have retired to FL due to ill health. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Also worked in Pittsburgh Diocese. Died 10/02/13.

Fr. David A. Ghiorso

Ordained: 1981
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

In a 10/20/2021 letter to his parishioners, the Archdiocese announced that Ghiorso had been accused in a civil claim of the sexual abuse of a minor 30-40 years previously. Placed on leave pending investigation. Returned to ministry in 12/2021. Three suits reportedly were filed by 6/23/2022. One claims Ghiorso plied an altar boy with wine and raped him at St. Vincents School for Boys for a year beginning in 1989. Another suit, filed in 4/2022, claims Ghiorso raped a boy multiple times at St. Vincents 1988-1991, beginning when the boy was age 10. One accuser said he reported the abuse at the time to the school and was then placed in a foster home. Ghiorso's attorney denied the allegations.


Sr. Norma Giannini

Order: RSM
Status: Convicted

Died: 04/18/2011
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Removed from ministry by order in 1992 after archdiocese reported complaints. No report to police. Sent for treatment and assigned to office work. Retired. Publicly accused in 2006 of abusing two male students multiple times in the 1960s at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Milwaukee. Transferred in the 1970s to an all-girls school in the Chicago area. Indicted on two felony counts in 12/06. Admitted to other victims. Sentenced in 2/08 to 1 year in jail, 9 years probation. Released in 4/09. Civil suit filed in 5/09. Died 4/18/11 in Omaha.

Fr. Michael L. Gibbney

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Died: 09/13/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Removed from ministry in 1992. Sued in 10/2002. Accused of abuse of boy at Mary Queen of Heaven parish in Elmhurst and at St. Francis of Assisi in Bolingbrook. Suit dismissed in 2004 on statute of limitations. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 4/2006. Another suit filed in early 2006; dismissed in 11/2006 on statute of limitations with option to refile amended complaint. Named in new suit filed 5/15/2013. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/2013 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/2014. Named as 1 of 5 priests in a $4.137 million settlement in 4/2015. Laicized in 2011. Died in 2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 12 "reported survivors."

Fr. James M. Gibbons

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Died: 08/21/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a claim settled in 11/2022 in the mid-five figures of sexually abusing a girl, age 12, in 1961. Gibbons was assigned to St. James in Medford at the time in question and the girl was a student at the parish school. Gibbons allegedly fondled the girl's breasts over her clothes.


Fr. Lawrence M. Gibbs

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Multiple accusers. Accused of abuse in 1979. Transferred. Accused of abuse of an 11-year-old boy for six years. Two civil suits filed in 1993; one was dismissed, one settled in 1998. Termed Joliet diocese's most notorious abuser. Accused of abuse in Lombard, Lockport and Glen Ellyn. Removed from ministry in 1992. No criminal charges filed. Left priesthood in the 1990s and later married. Removed from position as a counselor in St. Louis in 2002 pending investigation. Included in 4/2006 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Named in new suits filed by a man in 6/2012 and by another man in 6/2013. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files in 3/2013 as part of a settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/2014. Named in a $4.137 million settlement involving five priests in 4/2015. Laicized in 2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 13 "reported survivors."

Br. Leonard Gibeault

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Order: OFM Cap
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Gibeault's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was the subject of confirmed reports of inappropriate sexual behavior at St.Lawrence Seminary. He was restricted from ministry and then left the order.

Fr. Robert G. Gibney

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Died in 2012. Accused in a civil suit filed 8/7/14 of abusing a boy at Sacred Heart School and Parish in Vailsburg 1961-63. Settled in 11/14. A second man alleged abuse at St. Catherine's in Cedar Grove. Gibney's name included on archdiocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Robert J. Gibson

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Allegations first made public by the diocese in 9/08. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused in 1/95 of the sexual abuse of a boy, age 14, in 1975. He admitted the abuse and was sent to St. John Vianney in Downington for evaluation and treatment. Victim sued. Settled for $30K. Placed in 8/95 in residence and under supervision at a parish rectory. In 1997 a woman complained that Gibson was grooming her son. GIbson was sent again to Downington. Placed 2/1/98 at St. John Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO. Faculties removed. Allegation the same month of abuse of his minor nephew. Three more men came forward with allegations, in 4/02, 10/05 and 7/07. One said the abuse occurred 1973 through 1974. Gibson died in 2012. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Evarist Gielen

Order: SSCC
Ordained: 1926
Status: Sued

Died: 07/22/1977
Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

From Belgium. Arrived in HI as a missionary in 1926. Per Attorney Jeff Anderson, Gielen was accused in a 2016 lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor in the early 1960s, while assigned to Sacred Hearts in Lanai City. Gielen died at age 80 in 1977.

Fr. Augustine M. Giella

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Died: 05/27/1993
Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Newark NJ in 1950. Transferred to the Harrisburg PA in 1982.  Retired in 1989; returned to NJ. Allegation in 1992 to the Harrisburg diocese that Giella had abused a child beginning in 1983. Arrested in NJ in 7/1992, indicted for child molestation and child porn. Pled not guilty to sex assault of an 11-year-old girl. Family filed lawsuit. He died in 5/1993, before he could be tried; suit settled with the diocese for $900K. Other women called news outlets saying they had been abused as minors in NJ in the 1960s by Giella. A PA woman filed suit in 2001; that and two other claims settled later in 2001. In 7/2018 two sisters alleging abuse through the 1980s by Giella asked a court to lift a gag order that was part of prior settlements with their other sisters. Accused of abuse of 5 girls in their family, one beginning at age 18 months. Name included on the Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/2018. On Newark's list 2/13/2019. The five sisters filed suit in 12/2019. Settlement of a claim in the low-to-mid six figures in 7/2023 that Giella sexually abused a boy, age 11-13, during 1984-1986. The abuse allegedly occurred at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Enhaut PA, where Giella was assigned.

Fr. Charles Gielow

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 06/29/1980
Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Phoenix Diocese announced in 3/14 that the Claretians had recently revealed a credible allegation against Gielow involving sexual abuse of a minor in the late 1970s. Assigned to Sacred Heart Parish in Prescott 1960-66. Also spent time at CA State at Los Angeles and East Los Angeles Colleges before becoming Chaplain of Newman Club at Southwest Texas State Univ (San Marcos) 1969-75. Also worked at Cursillo Center, later known as the Mount Claret Retreat Center, 1/76-6/80. Died 06/29/80.

Fr. William Gieranowski

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 04/24/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

First named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 9/18/18 list. Noted to have three credible allegations against him, all received after his death. The diocese's list in 9/21 shows 5 credible allegations. Retired in 7/82. Died 4/24/00.

Fr. Linus T. Giesler

Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Died: 08/13/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

A man filed suit in 6/2002 alleging that he was abused at ages 7-11 by both Fr. Giesler and Fr. Thomas Casper. The man said he told his grandmother and she sent him to live elsewhere. Giesler died in 1999. Included on the archdiocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Louis R. Gigante

Ordained: 1959
Status: Sued

Died: 10/19/2022
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy in 1976-77 at St. Athanasius in the Bronx. Gigante's accuser claims the priest forced him to perform oral sex during bible study. Accused in another 2021 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a girl, age 10, in the early 1960s. Gigante died in 10/22. He left millions of dollars to a son he had while a priest.


Fr. Rudi Gil

Order: OSST
Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Gil arrived in the San Bernardino diocese from Canada in 1987. Accused in 1993 of sexual misconduct with a boy in 1987. Faculties removed. Treated in California at a facility run by Servants of Paraclete for "sexual identity issues." Admitted during counseling that he had sexually abused a child. Left after about two weeks because he said his therapist was ineffective. Said San Diego Bishop Gilbert Chavez helped him find a job in Mexico. No criminal charges. In active ministry in the Diocese of Ensenada at a Tijuana parish in 2002. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/2018, noting that police were informed in 2002, and that Gil was removed from the priesthood.

Fr. Ronald Sam Gilardi

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1988
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Salina KS

Arrested and charged in 2000 with 14 counts of indecent solicitation of a child and other crimes, including sodomy, of a 14-year-old boy at Thomas More Prep-Marian High School 1993-94. Pled guilty in 2001 to 3 counts; sentenced to at least 32 months in treatment at Vianney Center in MO and 5 years probation. Suit filed in 2001 in TX. Dismissed and refiled in KS. Settlement announced 12/01. School paid $30K. Family also settled with insurance co. and Diocese in confidential settlement. Living with Order in St. Louis 12/06. Registered as MO sex offender. Last known address per 11/17 internet search is RECON/Wounded Brothers Project in Robertsville, MO. On Capuchin Province of Mid-America list 3/1/19.

Fr. Aldeo F. Gilbert

Ordained: 1943
Status: Sued

Died: 04/3/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Bishop Schexnayder was reportedly notified in 1964 or 1965 of the sexual abuse of girls by Gilbert. A woman sued in 12/1992 saying Gilbert had "choreographed a sexual assault on her" by two women when she was a child in 1965, but that she didn't remember until late 1991. Judge dismissed the lawsuit due to the statute of limitations. An appeals court affirmed the dismissal 5/3/1995. Another woman filed suit in 11/1993. Several women alleged that  Gilbert ran a cult in Acadia Parish in the 1940s-1960s via "vocation clubs" in parishes that he set up to encourage girls to become nuns. Was on sick leave in 1968. Absent on sick leave 1988 and 1990 per the Catholic Directory. Died in 2007. Included on the diocese's list in 4/2019.

Fr. James J. Gildea

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 07/5/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

In 1991, a man reported to the Diocese abuse by Gildea 1976-1979, beginning when the man was age 13 and a student at Notre Dame High School. The abuse occurred during trips Gildea took to Wilkes-Barre PA to visit his sick mother. The Diocese settled 7/31/2006. Gildea allegedly used his power as guidance counselor to threaten the boy. Another man went public 8/4/2006 about a $60K settlement the Diocese offered him in 8/2002; he had reported abuse by Gildea 1958-1966, starting when he was age 7 or 8 and continuing into his first two years at Notre Dame High School. The victim's attorney in the 7/31/2006 settlement stated she knew of a third victim. Gildea died 7/5/1986. Five cases involving four priests of diocese, including Gildea, settled in 5/2017. Included on his Order's list 6/12/2019. A 2019 report commissioned by the Diocese states there were 9 victims, all boys ages 14-15, abused 1965-1982. (The report mistakenly says Gildea was removed in 2002.)

Fr. Joseph P. Gilgallon

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 02/2/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Monsignor. Died in 1991. Allegation to diocese 1/31/06 that a 40-year-old man undergoing counseling alleged sex abuse by Gilgallon on 12/31/86. Other priests active during that time confirmed to the diocese that the allegation was true and occurred in the rectory. Gilgallon's name was included on the diocese's 5/16 list sent to D.A.'s offices of all priests accused of child sex abuse.

Fr. Francis A. Giliberti

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of at least 4 teenage boys between 1960s and 1976. Archdiocese learned of abuse in 2002 and 2004. His faculties were restricted. Accusations found credible in 2004. Ministry permanently restricted and was living a supervised life. Counting Giliberti, at least 5 members of his 1970 seminary class have been defrocked or removed from ministry over abuse allegations, including Gana, Avery, DePaoli and James M. McGuire. Died 4/16/18 at St. Francis Rehab and Health Care Center in Darby PA.

Fr. Daniel L. Gill

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 07/15/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

In 2002 a woman reported to the Diocese that, beginning on the day of her First Communion in the late 1960s when she was about age 8, and repeatedly until she was 12, Gill sexually abused her. Gill was the "family priest," assigned to St. Charles in Pittsfield. She alleged that the abuse involved groping and fondling and would take place at family gatherings such as picnics, trips to the beach and sleepovers. She received a settlement from the Diocese in 2008. The Diocese told her that another woman had come forward in 1992 claiming that she was abused by Gill at age 15. Gill died in 1995. Reportedly in 8/2021, a parishioner confronted Gill in 1977 after a 14-year-old girl told him that Gill was molesting her in his rectory bedroom at St. Charles. The parishioner informed the senior priest at the parish. Gill was soon transferred to a parish in Brimfield. In 8/2021 the Diocese stated that it had received three complaints of child sexual abuse by Gill. Name added to the Diocese's list in 8/2022. It notes one credible allegation, of abuse 1967-1971.


Fr. Edward Bryan Gill

Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Died: 01/7/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes reports to the archdiocese in 2004 of abuse 1962, 1963-64. Per the NE A.G.'s report in 11/21, Gill's victims were girls, ages 12-13, and the archdiocese received reports of the abuse in 1994, the late 1990s, 2002 and 2004. The woman who reported her abuse to the chancery in 1994 said she did not receive a response. Gill retired in 1999 and moved to Albion, OK. He died 1/7/06.

Fr. Joseph C. Gill

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 12/9/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Accused in 2003 by a man who said he was abused as a child by Gill and other Jesuit priests and brothers in the 1960s at St. Francis Indian School on the Rosebud Reservation. Gill was accused of beating boys and of talking "about Jesus Christ while his hand was down the kid's pants fondling him." He was principal 1961-1972 and was still at the reservation in 2003. Died 12/9/2012 at age 86. Included on the Midwest Province Jesuits list 12/17/2019. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/2019. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Joseph Cecil Gill

Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 12/7/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

May have arrived in the archdiocese in 1945 from Ireland. (He is first listed in the 1945 Official Catholic Directory, with the notation "now in Ireland.") Had parish assignments beginning in 1945 in Birmingham, Warrington FL, Mobile, Grove Hill, Dothan, Bessemer, Guntersville, Chickasaw, Whistler. Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 12/6/2018 for 'misconduct' in the late 1960s. Gill died in 1996.

Fr. Paul Gill

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Died: 10/29/2020
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

A civil suit filed in 9/02 alleged Gill molested a 14-year-old boy in 1977 in a rectory and on a trip to New Hampshire. The alleged victim did not tell his parents until 2002; they then told the diocese. Gill, who retired in 1998, was barred from public ministry at that time. Another man filed suit in 6/03 alleging abuse in 1975. Name appears on list of priests released by the San Diego diocese in 3/07. Gill died 10/29/20.

Fr. Roderic Giller

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

The Archdiocese and St. Benedict's Abbey announced on 5/31/2024 that Giller was the subject of substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse, occurring while assigned to Sts. Peter and Paul in Seneca. Allegations were first received in 7/2004 and treated as "boundary violations." Retired in 2013. Per the announcement, there was further investigation recently due to new information. Added to the Archdiocese's list of those with substantiated allegations.


Fr. Edward J. Gillespie

Ordained: 1980
Status: Charged

Died: 12/31/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/2019. Arrested and charged in 1/1986 with two counts of sexual contact for abuse in 12/1986 of a 15-year-old boy and abuse in 12/1987 of a 17-year-old boy. Both incidents allegedly occurred at St. Isidore's rectory in Vineland NJ, where Gillespie was assigned. He was also a religion teacher at Sacred Heart High School. Allowed to enter a pre-trial rehabilitation program which would lead to the dropping of the charges. Went on to chaplaincies at Vianney Villa in Cherry Hill, West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees and St. Mary's Nursing Home and Manor in Cherry Hill. Died 12/31/1994. 


Fr. Francis P. Gillespie

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Removed by the Jesuits from ministry 9/29/21 pending an investigation of an allegation that he sexually abused a boy, beginning when the boy was age 8, during 1994-99. Gillespie was pastor at the time in question of Our Lady of the Assumption in Charlotte and the boy was a student at the parish school. He filed suit 11/18/21. Gillespie left the Charlotte diocese in 2002 for the Diocese of Raleigh until 2008, then to the Diocese of Charleston, SC, returning in 1/21 to Raleigh. A criminal investigation into the allegations was closed in 11/21 because the alleged victim chose not to prosecute.


Fr. Francis T. Gillespie

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Per the report, in 1988 a boy told the diocese in a letter that Gillespie had sexually abused him at St. Joseph's in Girardville, where he was an altar boy, about age 14. He reportedly did not get a response. The same person contacted the diocese again in 2003. His younger brother told the diocese in 2002 that, when he was about age 10 at St. Joseph's, Gillespie began sexually abusing him. The priest's modus operandi included having altar boys weighed and measured unclothed. One accuser said Gillespie would dress him in costumes, take his picture, then undress him. He said Gillespie had him drink alcohol and cough medicine, and that the abuse included oral sex. Removed in 2002. Died in 2017. Included on the diocese's 8/19/2018 list of credibly accused.

Fr. Jerome F. Gillespie

Ordained: 1982
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of asking for oral sex on 1/25/05 from a woman and her 12-year-old daughter. Pled not guilty to annoying/accosting, enticing a child, soliciting sex, and assault. Most charges dismissed 4/4/05. Pled sufficient facts to the annoying/accosting charge. Case continued pending alcohol and sexual offender evaluations with treatment if indicated, and no contact with minors without disclosing case. Case dismissed in 2007. Returned to work without announcement. Lynnfield supply priest in 4/08. Awaiting assignment in 6/10. Still unassigned 2015, in residence at a Charlestown parish.

Fr. John E. Gillespie

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of five youths 1958-97. Archdiocese knew of his behavior as early as 1994. Placed on leave in 2002. Further restrictions added in 2004. Ministry permanently restricted. Living a supervised life when he died in 2008. Named in new Grand Jury Report 2/10/11. Civil suit filed in 3/11 alleged abuse of a boy, ages 14-17, during 1994-97 at Our Lady of Calvary in Philadelphia. Another suit filed 3/21/11. On secret 1994 list.

Fr. Thomas Gillespie

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Suit filed in 2002 against two other priests (Moorse and Tarlton) included allegation that Gillespie abused a boy at St. John's Abbey in 1977-78. He was living under restrictions at the Abbey. Per 7/13/08 posting, four former students had accused him of abuse between 1977-87. Name not on 12/05/13 St. Paul list but was one of 17 priests listed on 8/02 memo to Archbishop Flynn regarding priests with known abuse histories. Also was on list released by Abbey 12/9/13, by St Cloud 1/3/14 and St Paul's revised list 2/17/14. St. Paul personnel file released 5/19/14.

Fr. Thomas M. Gillespie

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Gillespie was pastor of St. Theresa of Lisieux in North Reading MA when placed on administrative leave in 2/2015, after the Archdiocese received an allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s. The Archdiocese notified law enforcement and launched its own investigation. Status in 5/2016 is 'Administrative Leave, Case in Process.' In 2022 his status is 'Found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior priest.'

Fr. James Randal Gillette

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Order: CP
Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/2003, which contained a 9/2002 letter accusing Gillette of the sexual assault of a boy at St. Gabriel's in Brighton in 1972 . Worked in the U.S. dioceses/archdioceses of Newark, Boston, Pittsburgh, New York. Assigned 1978-1987 to St. Patrick's in Mexico City. Also worked in Honduras. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/2016 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Civil suit filed in 2014, claiming abuse of a boy, ages 9-13. Settled. Gillette pleaded guilty under a plea deal 1/2/2020 to "unnatural acts" with a child under age 16, 1972-1975. Sentenced to five years' probation and GPS monitoring, to register as a sex offender, and to treatment. Two known victims.

Fr. David C. Gillis

Ordained: 1979
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Priestly faculties removed in 8/18 after the Orlando diocese received a report of child sexual abuse against Gillis. Gillis transferred in 2005 to Orlando from the Diocese of Allentown, where the abuse allegedly occurred. Worked in parishes and high schools in both dioceses. Berks County D.A. investigating. Reinstated in 9/18 after the D.A. determined the allegations were false.

Fr. Leonard J. Gilman

Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Died: 06/1/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Late vocation. Prior to entering the Order in 1994, he worked with youth as a probation officer, then had a career in marketing and became a vice president at Lockheed Corporation. Worked and/or studied as a Carmelite in WDC, NJ, IL, Ontario Canada, IL, MA. Parish priest and pastor, Vice President at Joliet Catholic Academy, Eastern Commissariat of the Province Director of Vocations, then Provincial. Died by suicide in his rectory in 2015. Named publicly as accused on the Carmelites list 11/22/2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least one "reported survivor." (No information as to where the abuse occurred; placing Gilman in the Joliet diocese for now, where the Province is located.)


Seminarian Joseph Gilpin

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Former seminarian, never ordained. Sued in 1/01 for repeatedly abusing a boy 1965-68. Case settled in 2004. Personnel file was released in 12/02. Gilpin was living in FL and working as assistant principal in a middle school. Resigned when the allegations became public. Allegations emerged that he had made inappropriate comments to students in FL. Sued by a man in ME who alleged abuse while working there as a seminarian. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Daniel C. Gilsdorf

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Died: 05/7/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Removed from ministry in 7/02 after admitting to an incident of sexual abuse of a minor that occurred almost 40 years previously. On the diocese's list 1/17/19. It notes a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse occurring in about 1973-89. Ordered to live a life of prayer and penance. Died 5/7/12.

Fr. Richard Ginder

Ordained: 1940
Status: Convicted

Died: 06/7/1984
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Full name Charles Richard Ginder. Worked as a diocesan censor and writer. Received 10 years' probation in 1969 for child pornograpy. Several sick leaves. Faculties removed in 1976 after Ginder published a book considered controversial. Convicted of abuse of two youths in 1978; sentenced to up to four years in prison. Died 6/7/1984. Named in a 2004 civil suit. Claims included in diocese's 9/2007 $1.25 M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. At least two more men later came forward to allege abuse by Ginder as boys. Name included 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Denis Ginty

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Ordained: 1927
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Ireland. Arrived in Los Angeles in 1928. Died in 1985. Allegations in 1993 of abuse in 1932. Allegations in 1997 of abuse 1978-80. Civil suit filed in 2003 claimed abuse in 1932. Archdiocese counted four accusers in its 2004 report. Accused in a lawsuit that settled in 2020 in the low five figures of sexually abusing a girl, age 10, in 1968. The girl was a CCD student at Church of the Nativity in El Monte, where Ginty was assigned.

Fr. Steven P. Girard

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Died: 01/18/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1991 a parishioner reported that teenagers - including one of Girard's two foster sons - were allowed to drink whiskey in the rectory, and there were reports that year of Girard's "increasingly erratic and problematic behavior." Received one year probation in 2002 after falsely telling police he was the victim of a car jacking - he had picked up a male prostitute and the man stole his car. The man said they smoked crack cocaine and drank alcohol in St. Clement's rectory. Girard was sent to St. Luke Institute. In 4/2004 a young man alleged abuse, including rape, by Girard when he was a St. Clement third-grader in the early 1990s, the first time during confession. He said Girard threatened him with castration if he told. Police were notified; the Archdiocese investigated. Girard denied the allegation. The accuser by suicide in 2005; his parents sued in 12/2007, later receiving a $200K settlement. Girard died in 2018. His name was included on the  Archdiocese's list 7/23/2019. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Antonio M. Girardin

Ordained: 1937
Status: Sued

Died: 08/20/1974
Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Documents produced with the 2005 Maine Attorney General's Report show at least four allegations of abuse against Girardin. One woman complained that he abused her in 1943 when she was in 5th grade. The other three complaints were by men who said Girardin abused them as children in the 1960s. Girardin died in 1974. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/2023 of sexually abusing a boy at a Pittsfield parish, where he was assigned 1960-1967.

Fr. Joseph C. Girdis

Ordained: 1943
Status: Sued

Died: 01/29/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/2019 of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy, who resided at the Holy Family Institute in Emsworth, in the 1970s. His accuser made the same accusations against Rev. Larry Smith in the suit. Girdis died in 2003.

Fr. Richard J. Giuliani

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In a lawsuit filed in 1/2004, a woman claimed that Giuliani forced her to perform sexual acts beginning when she was age 12 in 1971 and until 1975, when he was working at Notre Dame High School. She said she told Church authorities twice, and was ordered to confession both times in response. She also said he visited her in college in 1975 and asked her to marry him. After her refusal, he never contacted her again. A second woman filed suit in 5/2004. She alleged that she was molested by Giuliani in 12/1976 when she was student at Cardinal Brennan High School, where he was principal. He reportedly left the priesthood in 1977. Included in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report (name spelled 'Guiiani.') Included on the diocese's 8/19/2018 list.

Fr. Anthony J. Giuliano

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

A 43-year-old man filed a police report 9/16/16, accusing Giuliano of sexually abusing him at age 15 in the rectory of Holy Rosary in Baychester 1987-88. He said the two would "play wrestling" and at one point Giuliano pulled his underwear down and molested him. Giuliano denied the allegation. Suspended from St. John the Evangelist in Pawling and St. Charles Borromeo in Dover Plains, both of which he pastored. The NYPD investigated; no charges filed. Remained on leave in 6/17 pending results of review by the archdiocesan Lay Review Board. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Laicized.

Fr. Robert J. Giuntini

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Rosalie's in Hampton Bays, Notre Dame in New Hyde Park, NY Men's Club, his car and a men's bath house in Manhattan. Spent his pastoral year prior to ordination at Notre Dame. Assigned to St. Rosalie 1976-79. Died 10/22/10, age 63.

Fr. David W. Givey

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Editor of Catholic Standard & Times 1984-91. Retired in 2006. One of 26 priests placed on leave by archdiocese after they were named as persons of concern in a 2/11 Philadelphia grand jury report. Believed to be living in the Camden diocese. Denied allegations. Found unsuitable for ministry per 7/6/12 announcement due to violation of the Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries. There were no substantiated allegations of sexual abuse.

Fr. John L. Gleason

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 01/14/1998
Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Ordained for Archdiocese of St. Paul. Incardinated into Diocese of New Ulm 1957. Name included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names were from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14. Garvey reported he confronted Gleason in approximately 1990 and Gleason resigned and moved to CA. Died 01/14/1998; buried in St. Paul. Accused in civil suit filed 5/23/16 of sexual abuse of 9- to 10-year-old girl, 1970-72, at St. Michael's in Morgan.

Fr. Patrick Gleeson

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Died: 04/15/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

From Ireland. Ordained for Diocese of Sacramento. Incardinated into the Santa Rosa diocese when it was created in 1962. Retired 8/21/89. Died 4/15/91. A man filed civil suit 11/02 against diocese alleging abuse as a boy by Gleeson 1968-72, when Gleeson was pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Calistoga. Diocese said there were no previous accusations against Gleeson. Two cases settled in 6/05 as part of $7.3M deal with 8 people. On diocese's list 1/12/19. Suits filed by five men in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act, claiming abuse as altar boys.

Fr. William (Patrick) Gleeson

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Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 11/9/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Worked in IL, NJ, TX, DC, MA, PA, and Ontario Canada. Died in 2000. Named publicly as accused by the Order on its list of accused 11/22/2020. (Location of abuse not noted - placing Gleeson in the Diocese of Joliet, where the Province is located.) Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.


Fr. William Thomas Gleeson

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. The diocese received an allegation in 9/93 that Gleeson sexually abused a boy, age 13 or 14, in the Spring of 1969. Gleeson was Pastor at St. Pius X. The abuse allegedly occurred at the rectory after a road trip with his accuser and another boy. Gleeson is said to have plied the boys with alcohol. He denied the allegation. Sent to counseling, kept in ministry. Died 2/7/18.

Fr. Leopold Gleissner

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in the 6/18/2013 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a current friar with confirmed reports of the sexual abuse of minors. Gleissner's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was removed from public ministry and was placed under supervision.

Fr. Thomas Glennon

Order: SSC
Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused by the Omaha archdiocese on its list 11/30/18. Noted to have been an extern priest. Reports in 2018 to the archdiocese of abuse 1980-81. Retired, left NE in 2018. Included in 2/22 on the Columbans U.S. Province list of credibly accused. One allegation noted, occurring "pre-1990," and "restricted from public ministry" since 1992. Per the NE A.G.'s report in 11/21, Glennon admitted in 1991 that he had had sexual contact with males, including with a 16-year-old boy, while living in Taiwan in the 1980s. He lived at his order's headquarters in Bellvue NE 2009-2018, his ministry restricted. In 2018 he was moved out of state to a retirement facility, due to concerns that the Columbans' headquarters was used for high school retreats, and because his restrictions were violated by his involvement in a ministry regarding pornography awareness.

Fr. Herbert G. Gloekler

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 01/3/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

in 4/2002 a woman told a news outlet that Gloekler sexually abused her in the 1950s when she was a student at Sacred Heart School. Another woman came forward in 5/2002, also claiming abuse by the priest in the 1950s. She said that she and the woman who spoke up the previous month, along with her sister and another girl, would help Gloekler in the rectory and he would fondle them and look down their dresses. One of the women alleged the priest raped her. Several other women emerged to say they had witnessed his abuse as children. A former housekeeper for Gloekler at Mt. Calvary parish, where he was assigned in the 1974-1985, said in 8/2003 that she knew of sexual misconduct by Gloekler and Fr. Cooper. Name included on the Erie diocese's 4/6/2018 list. Named in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Gloekler died 1/3/1985.

Fr. Robert A. Gluch

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Died: 09/13/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Multiple allegations. Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abusing a boy beginning in 1965 when the boy was age 13. Sued at least twice in 2003 in Arizona. Also sued in California. Died in 1993. At least two claims included in Tucson settlement as part of bankruptcy. Accused in a federal lawsuit in 12/2020 against the Diocese of Tucson, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA of abusing an altar boy in 1978. The boy and his mother told Bishop Green, who moved Gluch to a Brisbee parish. At least nine known alleged victims in AZ and CA. Included on the Diocese of Tucson's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Thomas Glynn

Ordained: 1938
Status: Sued

Died: 01/25/1993
Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

A man filed suit in 6/2003 claiming he was abused as a minor by Glynn for three years in the early 1970s. Suits were filed by four other male accusers in 10/2003. One said he told another priest in 1971. Glynn retired 11/1/1987. He died 1/25/1993 at age 80. At least one claim was included in a 10/2005 settlement with the Archdiocese. Included on the Archdiocese's list of accused 1/22/2019.

Fr. James M. Godin

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Godin resigned in 2002 and acknowledged involvement in "inappropriate behavior" with a 17-year-old boy 19 years before, when he had a drinking problem. Facts became known during a 5/02 review of personnel files. Was fully restricted from priestly ministry per 2004 Archdiocesan statement. Had been laicized by time list was revised in 11/07. Granted a license to practice social work by the state in 2011.

Fr. John Wiley Goeke

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 06/7/2023
Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

"Jack." Arraigned 8/1994 on charges of the sexual abuse of two girls in the early 1960s; removed by the Diocese. Criminal charges were dropped when the women did not want to pursue them. A third woman filed a civil suit which claimed Goeke took advantage of her when she sought marriage counseling. This suit settled in 1997. Permanently removed in 2002 after the Dallas Bishops Conference. Two women filed complaints in 12/2004 as part of a class action, alleging abuse in 1963 and 1971 when they were ages 11 and 15. Honored at an event in 6/2018 by a housing non-profit in Northern KY, where he had been involved for 25 years. On the non-profit's board was another diocesan priest, who emceed the event. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/2020 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 6/7/2023.

Fr. Basil Goerner

Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Died: 01/12/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Also known as Steve. Ordained at age 61 in 1993 after having been married and raising a family. Included in the MI A.G.'s 10/2022 report as the subject of allegations of sexual abuse. The diocese received a report in 1994 from a woman who said that Goerner sexually abused her in the early 1970s, when she was age 18, and that he also abused a 14-year-old girl during that time. Goerner was sent to Servants of the Paraclete in NM for for evaluation. Removed from all public ministry in 8/2002 due to the US Bishops' Charter. Goerner died in 2008.


Fr. Theopane (William) Goett

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 10/14/1973
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Diocese of Gaylord on its list updated in 4/2021. Noted to have returned to his order in 1951. Died in 1973. Added in 10/2023 to the Diocese of Nashville's list. Mentioned in the MI Attorney General's 1/8/2024 report. Included on the Franciscans' Our Lady of Guadalupe Province list as of 1/2024. (Member of the Sacred Heart Province; placing him for now in the St. Louis archdiocese, where the Province is based.)


Fr. John Golobich

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 06/5/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Included on Duluth diocese's 12/31/2013 list of 17 clergy who were credibly accused of the sexual abuse of young persons. Reprimanded at some point for inappropriate behavior involving hugging and kissing. Assigned to parishes in Hibbing, Kerrick, Lakewood, Gnesen, Tower, Silver Bay and Duluth. Retired 7/14/1993. Died 6/5/2011.

Fr. William A. Goltz

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Died: 01/7/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abuse of boys. Three lawsuits were filed in 2005. Earliest alleged abuse was in the 1950s. Former Archbishop Binz apparently held a formal church trial and removed Goltz from active priesthood. Sent to treatment over a 12-year period to Via Coeli in Jemez Springs NM, and to rectories and abbeys in OH, WI and IA. Reassigned to active priesthood in eastern IA for 18 years, abused again, and retired in 1991. In 1992 the Vatican removed his privileges and in 2005 ordered him to live a life of prayer and penance. Died 1/7/2006. Claims included in 2/2006 settlement. Another claim settled in 3/2008. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 5/19/2021.


Fr. Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Monsignor. From Mexico. Ordained for San Diego in 1946. Graduate studies in Rome 1948-1951. Began working in San Bernardino diocese in 8/1953. Left the diocese in 1966 and was incardinated into the Diocese of Tlalnepantla, Mexico in 619/67. A civil suit was filed in 1966 claiming assault and battery of a 17-year-old boy in 1962. Judgment of $35K in 6/1968. Name included on list of priests with credible allegations released by the San Diego Diocese in 3/2007. Personnel file released in 10/25/2010 by San Diego.

Fr. Ramon Salvador Gomez

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of San Antonio on its list 1/31/2019. Ordained for the Diocese of Tapachula, Mexico. Extern priest in the Diocese of Fresno 1980-1981. Worked in the San Antonio diocese at two parishes, one in Carrizo Springs, 1984-1987. Dismissed after law enforcement from California informed the Archdiocese that Gomez was accused of child sex abuse in that state. Gomez moved to Jalisco, Mexico, and would return to Carrizo Springs without faculties or permission for priestly ministry, despite the objections of the parish pastor and letter from the archbishop to Tapachula's bishop. In 1991 a teenage boy reported that he and two others had been abused by Gomez during a visit to Carrizo Springs. The Archdiocese deemed the allegations credible, and informed law enforcement. Released by a judge in Mexico in 2006 for lack of evidence after being accused of raping minors. Included in 2021 on the Diocese of Fresno's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Gustavo Gomez Santos

Ordained: 2002
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

From Guadalajara ,Mexico, ordained in Yakima. Removed from public ministry 5/5/2017, as reported by the Diocese 6//12/2017, for the "forcible fondling" of a teenage boy five or six years prior. Church deemed allegation credible. Gomez Santos denied the allegation, but admitted to giving alcohol, massages and gifts to minors, including trips to Disneyland. He also allowed teens to sleep over in his parish residences. Said by the Diocese to be living in a supervised setting. No criminal charges due to a three-year statute of limitations in WA. Lawsuit v Diocese filed in 10/2017 alleging abuse of a teenage boy at St. Juan Diego parish in Cowiche in 2012. On the Diocese's list 7/9/2019, which notes laicization process underway. Per the list updated in 2023, the 2017 lawsuit was settled in 2022 and Gomez was laicized.

Fr. Albert J. Gondek

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

Member of Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Known to have worked in DE, PA, NC, FL dioceses. A 30-year-old man told the Raleigh diocese in 1993 that Gondek sexually assaulted him during confession in Wilmington, NC. Order said it had Gondek undergo counseling. Kept in ministry. The man wrote to the Charlotte diocese years later, after Gondek's transfer there. Pastor of Lexington, NC parish beginning 1998. In 10/07 a man alleged Gondek molested him as a teen at a MD summer camp in 1960, when Gondek was a seminarian. Placed on leave; reinstated 12/07 after cleared by investigators. Suspended 12/15, after man said Gondek sexually abused him at age 18 and others who were minors 5 years prior. Criminal investigation initiated. On Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. Not on Raleigh's list updated in 3/21.

Fr. Ralph Goniea

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Order: OMI
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 03/24/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Name included on 12/31/2013 list released by the Diocese of 17 clergy who had been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese, and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Assistant Pastor of St. Jean's in Duluth 9/1/1965 - 12/22/1966. He was no longer working in the diocese when the allegation was received. Name included in 10/2014 on the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis list. Died 3/24/2003.

Fr. Theophane Gonnelly

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 01/26/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Fargo ND

Named publicly as accused by the Fargo diocese on its list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated. Died 1/26/05. Per his obituary, was assigned in 1952 to Indian missions St. Michael's and St. Ann's. Musician, seminary teacher. Magician, performed for youth at summer camp and missions. Chief Judge and Director the Marriage Tribunal for the Sioux Falls diocese beginning 1979. Recalled to Blue Cloud Abbey in 1988. For several years prior to his death lived with the Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs, NM, then with same order in St. Louis.

Deacon James Ronald Gonsalves

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Ordained for the diaconate in 1987. Accused in 2005 of abuse of the sexual abuse of a boy for three years, beginning in 2002 when boy was age 12. Placed on leave in 2005. Pleaded guilty in 5/2 006. Sentenced in 7/2006 to one year in prison and 20 years probation.

Fr. Hector Gonzalez-Abreu

Ordained: 1979
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Accused in a civil suit filed in 11/2003 of sexually abusing a teenage boy after he reported to Gonzalez-Abreu that he had been abused by Fr. Alvaro Guichard. Gonzalez-Abreu allegedly plied the boy with alcohol and pornography. Denied the allegations. Placed on leave in 12/2003. Was reportedly later cleared by the Archdiocese. Helped another victim with his case against the Archdiocese; said some priests not only told him about abusing the boy, but bragged about it.

Fr. Anthony Hernandez Gonzalez

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Order: OMI
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 12/2/2016
Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Anthony or Antonio. Gonzales or Gonzalez. Order reportedly knew of abusive behavior in at least 1960. Multiple transfers. Named as abuser in 2006 civil suit. A woman alleged that he began sexually abusing her when she was age 15 and homeless. Abuse allegedly occurred 1981-83 at Immaculate Conception in Houston. Plaintiff got pregnant and Gonzales went to Canada. Married another girl. Left priesthood 1985. Laicized in 5/87. Suit settled in 3/08 for $1.35M. Admitted fathering at least 8 illegitimate children with young girls. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. Report in 6/12 of abuse in the 1970s while assigned to an Albany, LA parish. Died 12/2/16. On Galveston-Houston and the Archdiocese of San Antonios lists 1/31/19.

Fr. Jaime A. Gonzalez-Farias

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Ordained: 1990
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Visiting priest from the Diocese of San Bernardo in Chile. Arrived in the U.S. in 2001 and in SC in 2015. Worked also in FL and NJ. In 2017 a parishioner sent diocesan officials a photo of Gonzalez-Farias taking a boy to Walmart, and in 2018 a woman told the Diocese she was concerned about the priest's relationship with her young nephews. In 12/2020, while he was visiting Chile, the Diocese received a report that Gonazalez-Farias had recently sexually abused a boy, age 11, including during a trip to FL. He had been placed on leave in late 11/2020 after the boy's family reported inappropriate conduct, but not sexual abuse. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Diocese of Charleston SC on its list in 8/2021. Gonzalez-Farias was arrested in Miami FL 11/29/2022 by the U.S. Marshall Service. He admitted to showering with the boy, touching his genitals and showing him pornography. Pleaded not guilty in 1/2023. Pleaded guilty in 8/2023. Sentenced in 2/2024 to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison. Ordered to pay the family $14,240 in restitution and to be supervised for the rest of life upon his release from prison.


Fr. Fernando Gonzalez Ortega

Ordained: 1995
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Assigned to St. Luke's in Brownsville when removed from active ministry 2/3/2024 after the Diocese received a report from a young adult that they were abused as a minor by Gonzalez. Arrested 2/12/2024, charged with trafficking and child sexual abuse. Indicted on new charges 5/8/2024. Allegedly sexually abused the child 12/27-2012 through 12/26/2014, as well as three times in 2017 and on 9/15/2022.


Seminarian Juan Jose Gonzalez Rios

Status: Charges dropped

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

From Jalisco, Mexico. Seminary student at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon until he was dismissed in 2003. Warrant was issued in 2005 for his arrest on felony charges of encouraging child sex abuse (child pornography). When arrested in 3/2008, he was working at St. Peter Retreat Center in the Yakima diocese. The Yakima bishop knew of the earlier allegation; thought it was an isolated incident and duties did not involve children. Gonzalez claimed he was abused by a priest before entering seminary. Criminal charges dropped in 5/2009.

Fr. Benigno David Gonzalez Zumaya

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

In 2008 a man alleged that he was molested as a boy 1978-1982 by Zumaya and Revs. Louis White and Larry Hernandez. The priests were assigned at the time to San Fernando Cathedral. Zumaya may also have abused the boy while assigned to Carrizo Springs. The Archdiocese admitted that there had been previous allegations of an undefined nature in the past which had been "handled" at the time. Two more accusers later came forward. Zumaya left ministry in 1998 without faculties and retired to his native Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was allowed to minister. Name included on the Archdiocese of San Antonio list 1/31/2019. It notes 9 allegations, the first one received in 1997, leading to his removal. Gonzalez Zumaya died in 2013.


Fr. Julian B. Goodman, Jr.

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Goodman admitted when confronted by the diocese in 1994 to sexually abusing a teenage boy at St. John Vianney Prep Seminary and at a parish in 1976-79. He was sent to St. John Vianney Hospital in PA for treatment. His victim came forward again in 2002 and demanded the story be made public. Goodman was forced to retire without privileges 8/02. Other alleged perpetrators at the school were Steven Rule and John Leonard. In 3/19 a man stated publicly that he told the diocese in 2016 that Goodman abused him 1966-67 as a teenage altar boy at Holy Cross parish in Lynchburg. The Review Board reportedly deemed the allegation credible and sent the case to the Vatican, which declined to laicize Goodman. Police began an investigation, then dropped it due to the priest's "mental condition." On diocese's list 2/13/19. Died in 2021.


Fr. Norman D. Goodman

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Died: 08/1/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Monsignor. Beginning 8/1998, twelve young men filed suits alleging abuse as children by Goodman, mostly in the 1980s, and claimed that at least twice diocesan officials were informed but failed to take action. Other suits followed. Goodman "resigned" from his parish in 1997. Settlement with thirteen in 1999. Placed on permanent leave in 2002. Lawsuit filed in 2005, dropped, re-filed in 1/2006. This suit was dismissed in 6/2007 as beyond the statute of limitations. Named in a 4/2007 lawsuit. This suit, with others, were dismissed on the statute of limitations in 2007 and 2008. All suits to have been possibly reinstated in 1/2009. Suit claiming abuse of a boy 1991-1994 revived in 8/2016. Goodman died 8/1/2013. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 19 survivors of abuse by Goodman shown in diocesan files.

Fr. Justin L. Goodwin

Ordained: 1940
Status: Convicted

Died: 12/25/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Arrested 1994 on charges of abusing four brothers in the late 1970s. Released on personal recognizance. In 1995 he entered an Alford plea (did not admit to wrongdoing but felt evidence would result in conviction) and was sentenced to 10 years prison, suspended upon service of 5 years probation. Died 12/25/95. Plaintiffs settled for $200K total but were denied permission to participate in 2007 settlement.

Fr. Paul A. Gopaul

Order: SSE
Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Died: 07/27/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in VT, NM, TX, MO, MN, CA. Visiting professor at St. John's Abbey in MN in 1970 when he allegedly drugged and raped a student. Accusation made to the Abbey in 1971 by the boy's father. The boy died by suicide in 2/1971. Gopaul died in 1988 while working in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Allegation made again by the victim's sisters in 2006. Abbey admits a complaint in 2002. The 1971 complaint was found in archives in 2006. As many as 10 other victims. Settlement in 2002. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 5/19/2021.

Deacon Tom Gordon

Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

Deacon at Little Flower Catholic Church in Pensacola. On 2/2/2023 the diocese received complaints about Gordon by three Little Flower Catholic School students. Gordon was suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. In 3/2023 the Diocese announced that there was no evidence that the alleged touching was lewd or lascivious. Gordon was returned to ministry.


Fr. Joseph H. Gorecki

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 09/21/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Leave of absence from the Bridgeport diocese 1978 until his death in 1988. Accused of molesting at least two youths over several years. Civil suit filed in 1995. Five plaintiffs were in the suit by 1999. Settled in 3/2001. Other claims settled by diocese as part of massive $20M settlement with 40 people in 10/2003. One man said Gorecki fondled him on several occasions. He told his mom; she complained to a nun at school. Shortly thereafter, Gorecki was "gone." He spent time outside the diocese before he was reassigned to other parishes. Another settlement in 3/2011. Included on the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/2019. (Name spelled "Gorecky".) Worked in the diocese 1964-1966. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the Diocese, there were 20 victims, all boys ages 7-17, abused 1960-1978.

Fr. Peter Paul Gorham

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Accused in 1995 of abuse dating back to 1953. Retired in 1996 and has had no duties after that time. Diocese announced in 1/07 that the Vatican had permanently removed him from ministry and ordered him to lead a life of prayer and penance. Died 9/14/09.

Fr. Peter G. Gori

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1979
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on administrative leave in 4/19 after accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy 28 years prior. Gori denied the allegations. Pastor of St. Augustine's in Andover, former canon lawyer for the archdiocesan Tribunal. Order to investigate the allegations. Gori's accuser said he was also abused by Rev. William Waters, O.S.A. from ages 8-10, 1987-90. Both priests were at either St. Augustine's in Lawrence or Andover. On Villanova U.'s board of trustees since 2013. Suspended in Spring 2019 during investigation of allegations by the Augustinians. Returned to the board after the order found the allegation to be unfounded. The archdiocese determined that the allegation could not be substantiated and announced in late 3/20 that Gori would be returned to his position as pastor of St. Augustine's.

Fr. Bede Gorman

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 05/8/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

"Fr. Bede." Spent entire career at Portsmouth Abbey School as teacher, coach, athletic director, Housemaster of a dorm called "The Barn." Died in 1985. In 11/16 the school reached out to alumni regarding past sex abuse, hiring a law firm to investigate. Four allegations deemed credible surfaced of abuse of students during the 1950s until 1972, when the school no longer had boarders. One former student had come forward in 1993 re early 1960s abuse; an Abbot Matthew revealed he'd received a complaint from a parent in the early 1970s re Fr. Bede's behavior with her son, which Fr. Bede acknowledged. Gorman also said to have disciplined students with "bare-bottomed spanking." Abbott Matthew said he'd heard early in his career that Fr. Bede "did things with boys."

Fr. Richard Gorman

Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Died: 01/23/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Removed from Bronx parish 1/16 pending investigation of credible allegations of sex abuse of boys while at St. Barnabas in Woodlawn in the 1980s. Was archdiocesan director of prison chaplains and chairman of a Bronx community board. Gorman denied accusations. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. Died 1/23/18. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Laicization pending at time of death.

Fr. James Joseph Gormley

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 06/17/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Scranton diocese in 10/2019. Assigned to Scranton Prep in the 1940s and 1950s. Died 6/17/2005, age 80. Added to the Richmond diocese's list 10/4/2019. On the Diocese of San Bernardino's list in 5/2021, where he was assigned to Holy Rosary Academy 1982-1983. It notes that abuses allegedly occurred in NJ and PA. Included on the Jesuits Maryland Province list in 1/2022.

Fr. John F. Gormley

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Gormley admitted to molesting a boy in 1966 and other boys in the 1950s and 1960s. He took a leave of absence in 1969, left the priesthood two years later and married. Problems were know prior to ordination and he was in therapy for 30 years. In 1993 he apologized to the 1966 victim after a chance encounter. This man filed a civil suit in 1993 and later settled for $70K. Suit filed in in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act by a man alleging sexual abuse as a boy by Gormley 1965-68. Included on the diocese's list in 8/22, noted to be deceased.

Fr. Charles J. Gormly

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Died: 01/11/1968
Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

From Ireland, ordained for the Cheyenne WY diocese. Left WY in the mid-1940s. Accused in a claim filed in 12/2014 of sexual misconduct with a child at St. Francis in Brainerd MN, in the Duluth diocese, in the early 1960s. Worked in diocesan parishes 1960-1961. Removed and sent to a psychiatric hospital in Milwaukee. Records released in 11/2015 indicate he worked and abused in the Crookston diocese, likely in the 1950s, prior to his transfer to Duluth. Had been sent to Via Coeli in NM for treatment. Letters written by Duluth bishop Francis Schenk in 1960 and 1961 stated Gormly had a history of molesting small girls. In 1960 Schenk wrote that despite Gormly's [poor] record in Crookston he wanted "to give him one more chance." Gormly worked under Schenk in both Crookston and Duluth. Gormly died in 1968. Included on the Cheyenne diocese's list 6/12/2019. On the Duluth diocese's list 3/28/2024.

Fr. Timothy J. Gorton

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Removed from assignment at Precious Blood Parish in Woonsocket 4/12 after allegation of misconduct about 30 years previously. His nephew came forward in 1/12 to allege abuse at age 12 by Gorton in 1983. Per diocese, Gorton retired without privileges for health reasons, and due to the Review Board's findings that the allegations were credible.

Fr. Stanislaus Goryczka

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Ordained: 1923
Status: Accused

Died: 04/18/1941
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Goryczka, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. He worked in parishes in Harding (Pulaski), Elmsdale and Little Falls. Died 4/18/41.

Fr. Harold J. Goschke

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 01/5/1992
Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

First named publicly as accused on the Steubenville Diocese's list 10/31/2018. Noted to have been suspended from ministry in 1957. Per the Official Catholic Directory, Goschke was Absent on Leave from the Diocese of Steubenville after 1957, and by 1966 was working at parishes in the Diocese of Stockton, CA. He was in Stockton through 1976, after which the Directories show him as as a Steubenville priest Absent on Leave. He died 1/5/1992. Added to Stockton's list 11/12/2020, which notes he was chaplain at Deuel Vocational Institution 1962-1983. Included in 8/2021 on the Diocese of Fresno's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Paul Gotta

Ordained: 2006
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Administrator of St. Phillip's in East Windsor and St. Catherine's in Broad Brook. Removed in 7/2013 while the Archdiocese investigated a complaint that he sexually abused a minor. Law enforcement was notified, investigation launched. Arrested 7/19/2013 on federal firearms charges. Released 7/25/2013. In 6/2013 he had reported an 18-year-old youth to police for threats against the boy's school. Arrested 3/31/2014 on sex assault charges. Allegedly made boy strip and assaulted him before giving him his paycheck. Pleaded not guilty. Sex assault charges dropped in a plea agreement in 11/2015; pleaded guilty to second degree breach of peace. Six-month suspended sentence. Pleaded guilty in 3/2016 to distributing explosives to a minor. (Helped a teen make a pipe bomb.) Sentenced in 2017 to nine months in prison. Per the Archdiocese's list 1/22/2019, canonical process underway.

Fr. Joseph G. Gotwalt

Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Died: 04/22/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Harrisburg on its list in 4/20. Died 4/22/88.

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    • Diocese of Harrisburg List 04.03.20

Fr. James C. Gould

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused on the Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/2018. Assigned to St. Ann's 1975-1983. Included on the Northeast Province Jesuits list of credibly accused 1/15/2019, which notes allegations received in 2011 of abuse 1977-1978. He admitted the abuse. His victim was reportedly a male minor. Prefect of the Marshall Islands 4/1993-12/2007. Lawsuit in 8/2019 claims abuse of a 13-year-old in the mid-1970s at St. Ann's in Buffalo.

Fr. William R. Gould

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Removed from St. George's in Post Falls in 5/2010 after an allegation of sexually inappropriate behavior with a male under age 18 in about 1981 in Idaho Falls. The Diocese admitted that Gould had been sent for therapy in 2005 after a relationship with an adult. Gould denied the latest allegation. A few days later, the Diocese said that Gould had also been sent for treatment in 1989 after an allegation by an adult. No longer able to function as a priest in 12/2010, per Vatican decision. Included on the Boise diocese's list of credibly accused in 10/2019.

Fr. Marshall Gourley

Order: CR
Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Accused in a 9/1997 civil suit of abusing a teenage boy in 1981-1984 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The alleged victim testified that he reported the abuse to church authorities in the early 1980s. Gourley was placed on leave in 10/1997. The civil case was dismissed in 1998 due to the statute of limitations. Plaintiff appealed; case dismissed in 1999. In 2002 Gourley was working in the medical technology filed, traveling on business between the U.S. and Mexico.  A suit filed in 8/2022 claims Gourley sexually abused a girl, ages 7-11, at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Fr. Louis J. Govoni

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Files released in 1/2003 show that Govoni was accused of abusing a male student at Archbishop Williams High in 1972-1974. Cardinal Mederios was warned in 1977 that teenage boys frequently stayed in Govoni's room and that one was seen partially undressed at 2:00 a.m. Absent "without permission" from ministry from 1978. Lawsuit filed in 8/2002. Working in 2003 as a substitute teacher at Duxbury High School. Fired immediately after news of the allegations. Voluntary laicization in 2010 announced 2/11/2011. The Boston archdiocese's list in 8/2011 notes that the case concluded canonically.  Per the list in 8//2022, Govoni died in 2020.

Fr. Joseph A. Graaff

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Assigned in Waterville, Chelan, East Wenatchee and Leavenworth 1958-1979. Lawsuit filed in 3/2010 alleged Graaff abused a girl, ages 9-11, in 1972-1974, while he was assigned to St. Joseph's in Waterville. He died in 1990. The suit was dismissed 2/6/2013 after the Diocese argued there was "insufficient evidence to allow the claim to go to trial." On the Diocese's list 7/9/2019, which notes a small settlement in lieu of appeal.

Fr. Robert L. Grabowski

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Mobile on its list 12/6/2018. "Misconduct" noted to have been in 1979. List says he was an Order priest or brother, but doesn't name the Order, when he worked in the diocese or where the misconduct occurred. Assigned at some point to McGill-Toolen High School. Prohibited from ministry in the archdiocese. On the Sioux Falls, SD diocese's list 3/21/2019. Was reportedly assigned to St. Mary's Inter-Parochial High School by the late 1950s, and by 1965 was the school's superintendent. Sioux Falls notes that his faculties were permanently removed in 6/1979 and he was laicized 3/21/1992.

Fr. James Patrick Grady

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Arrested in 7/2009 after arranging via the internet to have sex with a 16-year old girl at a secret location. Contact was actually an an undercover FBI agent in a sting. Immediately placed on leave from assignment at St. Raphael the Archangel. Later indictment said child pornography was found on his computer. Pled guilty in 3/2010 to child porn and agreeing to pay for sex with a 16-year-old. Sentenced in 6/2010 to 6 years, 8 months in prison and to register as sex offender. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/2019. Laicized.

Fr. Richard J. Grady

Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Died: 06/3/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Retired in 1989. Died in 1993. One of 10 priests named in claims by victims who came forward in 2002. Reportedly accused of molesting a boy in the early 1980s. At least one claim against Grady was settled by the Diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/2003. The Diocese paid $21M to 40 people who claimed abuse by 16 priests, including Grady. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim, a 10-year-old boy, abused 1972-1973.


Fr. Kenneth L. Graehler

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Removed in 6/02 after an allegation of misconduct with a minor. In 9/02 he was scheduled to return to ministry, per the Bishop, although the Review Board had not seen the psychological evaluation.The Board found that there was "reasonable cause" to believe Graehler took part in "inappropriate" conduct," but that the conduct did not constitute sexual misconduct. Retired in 11/02. Died 2/19/16.

Fr. Gary Graf

Ordained: 1984
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused in 7/2018 of inappropriate behavior toward a male teen, who was a parish employee. Graf was pastor of San Jose Luis Sanchez Del Rio. Placed on leave pending investigation. Graf's accuser said Graf told him over the phone that he was attracted to him, rubbed his shoulders, and offered him a free car. Graf maintained his innocence. The Dept of Children and Family Services deemed the allegations "unfounded" in 11/2018. Graf was found not guilty at a criminal bench trial in 1/2019. The Archdiocese continued its investigation. Graf was returned to ministry in 4/2019.

Fr. Harold P. Graf

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Suspended in 6/02 for sexual misconduct with a child. Diocese reportedly learned of abuse in 1994; another says 1974. On-line petition in support of Graf said the matter occurred 28 years prior and was handled then. Per a 5/03 article, Graf had been assigned to nine parishes and the Newman Center at Northern AZ University prior to his suspension. Permanently barred from ministry by Bishop O'Brien. No criminal or civil charges filed.

Fr. Edward R. Graff

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Died: 11/25/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

"Retired" from Allentown PA to TX in 1992. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment, allowed to minister in the Santa Fe diocese. Worked in the Amarillo diocese until 2002. Arrested in TX in 10/2002; charged with abuse of a 15-year-old boy. Died in jail 11/25/2002, reportedly after an accident, while awaiting trial. At least 40 men in PA and TX alleged abuse by Graff. One suit settled in TX in 2003 for $275K by the Allentown diocese. One Allentown was suit in filed 7/2004. In 2009 Mark Rozzi reported rape by Graff as a 13-year-old Catholic school student in 1984; he came forward after a friend said to have also been a Graff victim died by suicide. By 2016 two more friends Rozzi said Graff raped had taken their own lives. Rozzi was elected PA state rep in 2013 and went on to lead the effort to change the statute of limitations for sex crimes against children. Rozzi filed suit in 5/2020. Graff was named in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Name included on the Allentown diocese's 8/19/2018 list of credibly accused. On Amarillo's list 1/31/2019.

Fr. Peter M. Graff

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Died: 04/8/1976
Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

One claim against Graff was included in a 8/2013 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims. A man alleged he had been abused in the 1940s. The Diocesan Review Board was unable to determine the credibility of the allegation. Graff died 4/8/1976.

Fr. Daniel M. Graham

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1988 of repeatedly molesting a 14-year-old boy. Graham admitted that the allegations were true but received a positive assessment and was allowed to return to work. Another allegation in 1992 of abuse in the 1980s resulted in restrictions, which were removed in 1996. Placed on leave in 2/2002. Living in Quincy MA as of 10/2008. Remained on administrative leave as of 8/2022 and canonical proceedings were still in process, per the Boston archdiocese's list. The diocese's list in 5/2024 notes that Graham died in 2023.

Fr. James G. Graham

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Died: 03/6/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 4/2012, the Diocese received an allegation of abuse of a 9-year-old boy by Graham in late the 1960s. The accusation was made by the female partner of the alleged victim, who had recently died of a drug overdose. Graham, who had been scheduled to retire on 4/30/2012, was immediately removed from his assignment at St. Lawrence O'Toole, and the Diocese investigated. The sister of another alleged victim told the Diocesan Review Board in 2012 that Graham molested her brother, who died at age 15 in 2002. Another man told the diocese in 2012 that when he was age 16, Graham sexually abused him. All allegations were deemed credible and Graham was permanently removed from ministry. He died in 2015. Named in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the Diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. John J. Graham

Ordained: 1931
Status: Settled

Died: 12/11/1983
Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Retired to New Jersey in 1974. Died 12/11/1983. Name included in the 10/2005 $22M settlement between the Hartford Archdiocese and 43 people alleging abuse by 14 priests. Per the Archdiocese's list 1/22/2019, an allegation was received against Graham in 2003.

Marionella Graham

Order: SSJ
Status: Sued

Died: 09/15/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of sexually abusing a minor in about 1961-62 at St. Joseph's in Green Island. Professed final vows for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Troy in 1960. Teacher and librarian in Albany and Syracuse diocesan schools. Spent 23 years at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse. Retired in 2013. Died 9/15/19.

Fr. Thomas J. Graham

Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Convicted in 2005 of orally sodomizing a boy in the late 1970s. Sentenced to 20 years in prison. Archdiocese investigated in 1994 but allegations weren't substantiated. Archdiocese posted bond while case was being appealed. MO Supreme Court overturned the conviction and prison sentence 11/06, saying sodomy had a 3-year statute of limitation. New suit filed 3/11 by a man who alleged abuse twice in 1966. Another sued 5/12, claiming 1966 abuse. Graham "no longer in public ministry." Trial in civil suit 3/13. New allegation 4/16 of sex abuse in 1980s at a Wildwood parish. On permanent administrative leave. On archdiocese's list 7/26/19, noting allegations substantiated.

Fr. William C. Graham

Ordained: 1976
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Pastor of St. Michael's in Duluth MN when placed on leave 5/23/2016 after he was accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 15-16, in 1977-1978. The boy was a student at Cathedral High, where Graham worked variously as principal, chaplain, religious studies department head and teacher. Per the suit, the accuser's father told the Diocese of the alleged abuse in 2010. Graham denied the allegation and filed suit in 7/2016 against his accuser. The Diocese announced in 8/2018 that the allegations against Graham were credible. Jury trial for Graham's suit against his accuser 8/21/2018. The jury said the accuser interfered with Graham's contractual duties when he filed claims in 5/2016, but did not intentionally inflict distress on him. The accuser was ordered to pay Graham $13,500 in damages. Graham was permanently removed from ministry. Added in 12/2019 to the Diocese of Joliet's list; worked 2000-2005 at Lewis University in Romeoville. In 2021 the Diocese received an allegation that Graham sexually abused another boy years prior. Included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese's list of credibly accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. In 3/2024 the Vatican's Dicastery of the Doctrine of the Faith found that the evidence against Graham was insufficient. His name was removed from the Diocese's list of accused and he was to be reinstated. Returned to his parish 5/17/2024. Retired 6/30/2024. 


Fr. David N. Gramkee

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Died: 07/31/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Acussed of sexually abusing a teenage girl in the 1970s. He disputed the time-frame of the alleged abuse and the age of the alleged victim. Gramkee previously admitted that he had "engaged in an inappropriate relationship" and had undergone counseling. Named as chaplain at a prison just after abuse is alleged to have occurred; was later assigned to a parish. Suspended by the diocese in 6/02. Died of stroke 7/02. Included on the diocese's list in 6/12, noting that canonical proceedings were not complete at time of Gramkee's death .

Fr. Maurice R. Grammond

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in 12/14/99 suit of sexually abusing a boy in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Amended suit added 24 other plaintiffs; settlement with 23 announced 10/9/00. Alcohol and porn used in grooming; abuse allegedly included oral and anal sex. Archdiocese was warned 5 times 1959-74. Removed 1985; sick leave 1986; retired 1988; died 2002. there were 54 claims by 4/07. Another suit filed 2008; dismissed on SOL. Through 2013, more than 46 claims had been settled for almost $40M. New suits filed 6/13 and 10/13 and 4/14. In 2005 one accuser was sentenced to 3 years in prison for making false allegation in a civil suit filed against Grammond. Another new suit filed 6/24/14 alleged abuse 1969-72 when plaintiff was ages 6-9. Another suit filed by 2 brothers in 2/17 claimed abuse by Grammond and Rev. James M. Harris ages 9-13 and 11-12, while their step-father suffered from leukemia.

Fr. David F. Granadino

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Multiple allegations. Placed on leave in 2002 due to an accusation of abuse of a boy in the 1980s. The abuse allegedly began when the boy was age 13 and continued for almost eight years. Granadino denied the allegation. Included in the Archdiocese's 2004 report. Per the archdiocese's updated report in 12/21, Granadino had been laicized.

Fr. Louis E. Grandpre

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 02/20/2016
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Retired as pastor of St. Paul of Tarsus in Clinton Township in 2003. Remained in residence as a senior priest. Removed from all public ministry in 9/2013 after the diocesan review board found an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the early years of his career to be substantive. Matter reported to County Prosecutor. In 9/2013, SNAP released a 9/22/1997 memo from Bishop Harrington regarding a sexual harassment case against Grandpre. Died 2/20/2016.

Fr. Charles P. Granstrand

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

In 9/10 Granstrand announced during services at Our Lady of Mercy that the Bergen County prosecutor's office had investigated allegations against him of sexual abuse of young children, but that there would be no criminal charges. The father of one man in his 20s told reporters that Granstrand molested his son and another boy in 1996, and that his son spiraled into drugs and trouble. Granstrand denied the allegations. Per the Our Lady of Mercy website in 5/20, Granstrand was on staff as pastor emeritus.

Fr. Richard N. Grant

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Died: 02/4/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused in a suit filed in 4/2009 of repeated sexual abuse of a high school boy in 1982-1984, starting when the boy was 16. The principal of the school, James W. O'Neill (accused by another student), apparently knew about the abuse. Grant reportedly became a parish priest in FL in 1992 and died of AIDS in 1993. Name released as part of the Oblates' $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals in 8/2011. Assigned at one time to Salesianum School.

Fr. Robert J. Grant

Ordained: 1993
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Placed on leave and then arrested in 8/2007 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15- or 16-year -old boy in 7/2007. Later released on bail. Was assigned to Saint Hedwig's as pastor at the time of the alleged abuse. Re-arrested 9/22/2007 for attempting to contact the teenager by phone. Criminal trial started 1/2009. Grant denied all allegations during trial testimony. Jury found him not guilty 1/16/2009.

Fr. Robert L. Grant

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Des Moines IA

"Bud." On 2/27/2020 the Diocese received an allegation of sexual misconduct against Grant involving a minor in the early 1990s. Grant was a teacher and coach at St. Albert High School in Council Bluffs at the time of the alleged 'misconduct.' Bishop Joensen said the allegation had "some semblance of truth." Grant was suspended from ministry on 3/4/2020 pending the Diocese's investigation. The Diocese announced in 12/2020 that Grant would be returned to ministry with restrictions and supervision, "because the complainant was above majority age" at the time of the incident. Per its website, Grant was assigned in 2021 to St. Mary's in Wilton, IA in the Diocese of Davenport.

Fr. Donald Grasha

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Per WeddingPriest.org, a website accessed in 2/20, Grasha was presenting himself as a priest, available to perform weddings. The site's bio also stated he was an addiction counselor in Southern CA, and had a wife.

Fr. Donald C. Grass

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN

In 12/03, Grass admitted to molesting a preteen girl at Holy Angels Cathedral in the late 1960.s Placed on leave. She told the Diocese in 11/03 and review board investigated. Grass was in the hospital for cancer treatment when news broke. He was no longer allowed to live in his parish residence. Bishop said he believed that the girl was Grass's only victim. Had Monsignor status when he died 7/2/2010. Included on Gary list released 8/27/18.

Fr. Joseph A. Grasso

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Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1992
Status: Trial awarded damages

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Priest of the Congregation of Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.P.P.S.). Teacher and/or principal at a number of high schools. Accused in a lawsuit filed 2/19/2020 of sexually abusing a male student in the early 2000s at Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton and St. Thomas More Church. The abuse allegedly began in 2002 when the boy was age 12, and continued into the next year. Grasso is said to have threatened the boy with eternal damnation if he told. Grasso denied the allegations. V.A. chaplain in Albany since 2008. In 3/2024 unanimous jury verdict, Grasso's accuser was awarded $5.4 million.