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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Total Individuals: 223


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Fr. Matthew L. Gaskin

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 06/5/2010
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Gaskin's name is included in 10/21 on the Franciscans' Holy Name Province's list of those with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse. No details provided as to when or where the abuse occurred. He died in 2010. (Placing him for now in the New York archdiocese, where the Province is based.)


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

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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 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report and Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Abuse alleged of a 14-year-old girl at 1985-87, reported to diocese in 1999. Also allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with adult women, one with a learning disability he was counseling. Suit filed in 1/19 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 6/19.

Fr. Thomas J. Gaffney

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

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.

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. Chester E. Gaiter

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

One of four priests included in $140K settlement of a lawsuit in 4/07. 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 11/07, settled early 2009. Last known to be living at St. Louis University's Jesuit Hall. Died 8/14/10 at age 70. On Jesuits' Central and Southern Province's list 12/7/18.

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 NH Attorney General report. Released from treatment in 3/09. On Sex Offender Registry as of 5/15/11.

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.

Fr. Joseph D. Galko

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese 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 1988. Report to diocese in 2002 of abuse of male, age 17-18, in 1980 or '81. Another report 2007 of abuse of 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 2010.

Fr. Sylvester L. Gall

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

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. 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. John Gallagher

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Member of the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri (Oratorians). 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

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

A woman filed suit in 2/02 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: Settled

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.

Fr. Joseph J. Gallagher

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Former editor of The Catholic Review. Retired in 1985. Name on archdiocese list of accused priests 9/02, which notes accusation 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.'" Died in 2015.

Fr. Joseph J. Gallagher

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Per Grand Jury Report II 2/10/11, a man told archdiocese in 2007 that Gallagher repeatedly fondled him when he was an altar boy at St. Mark's in Bristol, PA. Another man made similar accusation previous year. The 2007 accuser reported others had also been abused. Review Board deemed both reports unsubstantiated in 2008.The accuser from 2007 died by suicide the next year. Gallagher "retired". Removed 2/11. New suits 4/11 and 9/12. Found unfit for ministry 4/13. Permanently removed. Died 6/5/18. 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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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

"Br. Charlie." Died 7/23/75. Accused of abuse of at least 28 individuals. Claims were included in Jesuit's $166M settlement in 2011 with over 500 plaintiffs. Named as among the ten most prolific abusers in the settlement. Multiple plaintiffs alleged abuse by him at St. Ignatius Mission on the Flathead Indian Reservation in 9/11 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 1940-75. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes multiple allegations reported in 2009 of abuse spanning three decades.

Fr. Joseph G. Gallatin

Ordained: 1997
Status: Accused

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.

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 1965-72. Apparently had his privileges suspended from 1972-1992. Was reconciled with the Church just before dying of AIDS in 9/92. 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 8/14. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.

Fr. John J. Gallen

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

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 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 4/17/11. On the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18. On the Phoenix diocese's list where he was at some point Director of Liturgy. On the Northeast Province Jesuits list 1/15/19. It notes allegations of abuse of minors 1970s-80s. "Impeded" 2001. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19. Worked in the archdiocese at Woodstock College 1968-75. On Toledo's list.

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 3/06 the diocese announced that the allegations were credible. Vatican has been asked to laicize him. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. One known victim, who sued in 2003; settled. Gallenstein admitted to the abuse.

Fr. Vincent Gallo

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

In a civil suit filed 10/03, 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 3/04, the diocese announced that the review board found the allegations against Gallo were unsubstantiated, and he was allowed to continue in ministry. Per diocese's list in 2/19, Gallo was permanently removed from ministry 6/26/18. Accused in a claim settled in 2021 in the mid-six figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 9-10, 1983-85, while assigned to Blessed Sacrament in Brooklyn.

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

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.

Fr. James H. Gandrau

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Retired in 2002. Permanently barred from ministry in 7/05 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 1/15/16 of clergy with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. New suit filed vs archdiocese 5/17/16, claiming cover-up in case of alleged sexual abuse of a boy in 1967 at St. Mark's in Shoreline. Suit says Gandrau was caught with the boy by pastor Rev. Theodore Sullivan, who did not report Gandrau.

Fr. Thomas M. Gannon

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring while assigned to St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH 1961-64; St. James Church in Gary, IN in 1983; and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Chicago, IL in 1993. Died 12/19/11. Province's 2/21/20 revised list adds alleged abuse 1977-78 while at Loyola University in Chicago.

Fr. Kenneth John Gansmann

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in dioceses of Springfield, Chicago and Joliet IL, then St Paul MN 1948-59. Returned to Chicago after removal from ministry in 1960 by St. Paul. Transferred to Nashville TN; pastored parish there 1960-74. Died 5/21/74. A man reported abuse as a boy to Archdiocese in 2007. No specific date given for abuse but correspondence implies his history was known in 2007. Name included on 2/17/14 revised list of those with substantiated claims but not on original list. At least one complaint in Nashville in about 2009 alleged abuse in the late 1960s.

Fr. Edward G. Ganster

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. 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. He again contacted the diocese in 2004. His reports were not sent to D.A. until 2007. Accused in 2015 of abusing a 12-year-old boy in the summer of 1977. Put on sick leave 1987, sent to St. John Vianney in Downington for treatment in 1988. Request for laicization 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 7/3/14.

Fr. Joseph M. Ganter

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Ordained: 1922
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named as accused in the 8/14/18 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 6 other boys who had "slept with" the priest. Ganter's personnel file showed at allegation in 1944 that Ganter had "immoral and corrupt relationships with at least 3 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 accusations in 1945, at Ganter's request. The alleged victims denied "immoral relations" with the priest.

Fr. Frederick A. Garand

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Reportedly in 12/02, Garand was murdered in 1982 in Florida. Toledo police interviewed two youths at Child Study Institute who said they were abused by Garand and that there were other victims. As 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 4/20 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.

Fr. Christobal Garcia

Order: OP
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Arrived in Los Angeles 1983 and left 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 6/12 by Cebu Archbishop on CA allegations. Also linked to ivory smuggling. Personnel files were to be released in Fall 2012.

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. Ruben Idalio Garcia

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Boise diocese priest working in Santa Fe in 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 9/12/17. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18; worked 1986-87 at a Chino parish. Per San Bernardino diocese, it was aware in 1986 of allegations. Garcia left San Bernardino in 2/87. Incardinated into Diocese of Tijuana Mexico upon recommendation in 1990 from Bishop Tod Brown. Deceased. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19, assigned there beginning 11/73. On Boise diocese's list in 10/19, which has the notation "imprisoned."

Fr. William Nicholas Garding

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

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.

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 6/11/14. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed 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: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/21 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 elementary school and that, when he left the high school after sophomore year, Garisto pursued him at his father's house in PA.


Fr. Stephen M. Garrity

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

Removed by Order in 2007 from Holy Cross in Durham, NC after admitting inappropriate sexual contact with five young adults, ages 18-23, in the early 1980s while in Baltimore and Philadelphia. Received therapy. In 1/13, Order told 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. On Maryland Province Jesuits list 12/17/18. It notes multiple allegations. On Scranton diocese's list 12/22/18. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19. On Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. It notes abuse in 1970 reported in 2018.

Fr. Michael M. Garry

Ordained: 1939
Status: Settled

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 '60s, 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 12/11/88. Settlement in 12/19 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

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.

Fr. John F. Garvey

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 2/23/20. It notes allegations of abuse occurring 1978-79 reported in 2013. Worked in Micronesia 1968-71, 1974-78. Did retreat work in Manhasset NY 1978-87 then assigned to St. Ignatius Loyola parish in NYC 1987-89, Xavier HS in NYC 1989-2002, and St. Ignatius parish again 2004-06. Died10/19/11.

Fr. Jesus P. Garza

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as accused on Chicago Archdiocese list released 3/20/06. Resigned from priesthood 7/00. In 11/83 a mother expressed concern to the archdiocese about Garza's interactions with her son. In 4/00 alleged victim met with Cardinal George. Garza resigned 7/1/00. In 2005 internal investigators deemed substantiated clams that Garza forced a boy to perform oral on him sex numerous times 1/84-4/84. Discovered by news outlet in 9/18 to have gone on to work as a counselor. in the Beloit, WI public schools.

Fr. Mark S. Gaspar


Br. James F. Gates

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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, required to live under supervision at a Jesuit residence. Jesuits announced a $4.8M settlement with the 16 in 1/08. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. On the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18, with multiple allegations of abuse while assigned to St. Mary's Mission 1966-70. Dismissed from the Jesuits 8/27/12. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1971-72.

Fr. Martin Gates

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

"Marty." Initially took the name "Marius." Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sexual abuse of minors 1970-79, reported in 1993 and 1995. Gates was assigned in 1970 to a Phoenix parish, then worked in Mexico 1971-99. He died in 2000. On the Phoenix diocese's list, with no known allegations there. On the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, where he worked 1964-65.

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 9/23/12 after allegation 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 9/15/13 District Attorney has said he would not file criminal charges against Gaudreau. Resigned from parish in 11/14; canonical process ongoing. On 9/10/20 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.

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 year 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


Fr. Gilbert Gauthe

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

First widely publicized abuser. Diocesan scout leader. Allegations first arose in 1983. Convicted in 1985 of abuse of as many as 39 young children 1972-83. Served 10 years in prison. Multiple civil suits and settlements. In 1997 pled no contest to abuse of a 3-year-old boy in TX. Given 7 years probation. Charged in 12/97 with rape of a young girl at gunpoint 20 years prior. Jailed two years in Lafayette until charges dropped. As of 2008 was living near Houston TX. Arrested in 4/08 for failing to register as sex offender. Served two years in county jail. Released 4/23/10. In 2014 living in San Leon TX. On diocese's list in 4/19. 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. 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.

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 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese knew in 1986 of alleged abuse of a 13-year-old boy 1976-77. Confessed in 1987 to abusing up to 20 boys. Sent to Chicago for 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 3/02. Laicized in 2006. Living in 2018 in Arizona. Suit in 7/20 claims abuse in 1983 of a 15-year-old.

Fr. James Gay

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. 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, the victim was a 15-year-old boy, and the abuse occurred in 1976.

Fr. James Gaynor

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

In 2000 a man reported to the diocese that when he was ages 4-5 in 1963-65, 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. Theodore Anthony Geerts

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

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 12/03. Died in 2004. At least three known accusers. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 7/08.

Fr. John A. Geinzer

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. (Named misspelled Genizer). Added to Baltimore list 9/18. Complaint to diocese in 7/95 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 possibility of being a cruise ship chaplain. Call to diocese in 5/14 from 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 4/24/19.

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. Marcel Genereux

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Originally an Oblate; may have been incardinated to diocese after 1959. A woman notified diocese 6/05 that she had been sexually molested by Genereux for two years while a student at Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson in 1957-58. 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 1959-71. Died 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. 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

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Monsignor. Per documents released 2009, diocese paid two men $20K each in 2004 to settle claims of abuse in late 1970s-early '80s. They alleged abuse by Genuario and another priest, Frank Wissel. Money was for therapy for three years. 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 1/06. Remained "priest in good standing" in 3/14. Died in 6/15. Diocese acknowledged in 9/19 that the accusations were credible. Per news in 9/19, a man told the diocese in 4/02 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 10/19 with man claiming abuse at age 11 in 1988 by Genuario. On the diocese's list 1/22/20. A 2019 report commissioned by the diocese states there were 6 vicitms, all boys ages 10-14, abused 1967-87.

Fr. John J. Geoghan

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Involuntarily laicized in 1998. Accused in over 87 lawsuits of raping and molesting at least 150 children. Convicted in 1/02 of fondling a 10-year-old boy. Sentenced to 9-10 years in prison. Murdered in prison in 8/03 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.

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 2/13/19. Abuse allegedly occurring in the late 1970s at a Richmond parish was reported in 1987. Removed. Reportedly "permanently dismissed from ministry" in 2004. Included in 12/19 on the Diocese of Charlotte's list of credibly accused. 


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.

Sr. Norma Giannini

Order: RSM
Status: Convicted

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. 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 diocese in 9/08. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused 1/95 of sex abuse of a boy, age 14, in 1975. He admitted the abuse and was sent to St. John Vianney in Downington for eval and treatment. Victim sued. Settled for $30K. Placed 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 same month of sex 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. Augustine Giella

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Transferred from Newark NJ in 1982. Retired 1989. Returned to NJ. Allegation in 1992 to the Harrisburg diocese that Giella had abused a child beginning in 1983. Arrested in NJ 7/92, 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 5/93, 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 7/18 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. On Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. On Newark's list 2/13/19. The five sisters filed suit in 12/19.

Fr. Linus T. Giesler

Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

A man filed suit in 6/02 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 diocese's list in 2019.

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. James J. Gildea

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

In 1991, a man reported to diocese abuse by Gildea 1976-79, beginning age 13 when a student at Notre Dame HS, during trips to Wilkes-Barre PA to visit Gildea's sick mother. Diocese settled 7/31/06. Gildea allegedly used his power as guidance counselor to threaten the boy. Another man went public 8/4/06 about a $60K settlement the diocese offered him in 8/02 when he reported abuse by Gildea 1958-66, starting at age 7 or 8 and continuing into his first 2 years at Notre Dame HS. Victim's attorney in the 7/31/06 settlement stated she knew of a third victim. Gildea died 7/5/86. Five cases re 4 priests of diocese, including Gildea, settled 5/17. On order's list 6/12/19. A 2019 report commissioned by the diocese states there were 9 victims, all boys ages 14-15, abused 1965-82. (The report mistakenly says Gildea was removed in 2002.)

Fr. Joseph G. Gilgallon

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Monsignor. Died 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 8/21 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 8/21 the diocese stated that it had received three complaints of child sexual abuse by Gill.


Fr. Joseph C. Gill

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

In 2003 a man said he was abused 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 1961-72 and was still at the reservation in 2003. Died 12/9/12 at age 86. On Midwest Province Jesuits list 12/17/19. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19.

Fr. Paul Gill

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

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.

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 minor on the mid-to-late 1990s, while pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption in Charlotte. His accuser was a student at the parish school during the time in question. 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.


Fr. Francis T. Gillespie

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 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 dressed 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 2002. Died 2017.

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

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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 2/15, after the archdiocese received an allegation he sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s. Archdiocese notified law enforcement and launched its own investigation. Status in 5/16 is "Administrative Leave, Case in Process." In 2020 his status is "found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior priest."

Fr. James Randal Gillette

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/03; contained a 9/02 letter accusing Gillette of 1972 sexual assault of a boy at St. Gabriel's in Brighton. Worked in the dioceses/archdioceses of Newark, Boston, Mexico City, Pittsburgh, New York. Also Honduras. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because was order priest. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 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 pled guilty under a plea deal 1/2/20 to "unnatural acts" with a child under age 16, 1972-75. Sentenced to five years' probation and GPS monitoring, to register as a sex offender, and to treatment. Two known victims.

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

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. Charles Richard Ginder

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Worked as a diocesan censor and writer. Received 10 years' probation in 1969 for child porn; not removed from active duty until 1976. Convicted of abuse of 2 youths in 1978. Died in accident 6/7/84. Named in 2004 civil suit. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $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 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

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. Richard J. Giuliani

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In lawsuit filed 1/04, woman claimed that Giuliani forced her to perform sexual acts 1971-1975 when he was working at Notre Dame High School, beginning when she was age 12. She said she told Church authorities twice, and was ordered to confession both times in response. Also said he visited her in college in 1975 and asked her to marry him. After her refusal, he never contacted her again. Second woman filed suit 5/04. She alleged that she was molested by Giuliani 12/76 when she was student at Cardinal Brennan High School, where he was principal. Reportedly 'left the priesthood' in 1977. In 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report - name spelled 'Guiiani.' On diocese's 8/19/18 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

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. Stephen Gleeson

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Placed on leave in 2/19, accused of abuse of a 16-year-old in 1977. The diocesan Sexual Misconduct Review Board deemed the allegation credible. Faculties removed in 8/19. Added to the diocese's list updated 1/22/20.

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. Herbert G. Gloekler

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Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

in 4/02 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 5/02, also claiming abuse by the priest in the 1950s. She said she and the woman who spoke up previous month, along with her sister and another girl, would help Gloekler in the rectory, and that 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 19702-80s, said in 8/03 that she knew of sexual misconduct by Gloekler and Fr. Cooper. Name included on Erie diocese's 4/6/18 list. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Gloekler died 1/3/85.

Fr. Robert A. Gluch

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

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 12/20 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 9 known alleged victims in AZ and CA.

Fr. Thomas Glynn

Ordained: 1938
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

A man filed suit in 6/03 claiming he was abused as a minor by Glynn for three years in the early 1970s. Suits filed by four other male accusers in 10/03. One said he told another priest in 1971. Glynn retired 11/1/87. He died 1/25/93 at age 80. At least one claim included in 10/05 settlement with Archdiocese.

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

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Arraigned 8/94 on charges he abused two girls in the early 1960s; removed by diocese. Criminal charges dropped when the women did not want to pursue charges. A third woman filed a civil suit which claimed he 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 12/04 as part of a class action alleging abuse in 1963 and 1971 when they were 11 and 15. Honored at an event in 6/18 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 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s).

Fr. William A. Goltz

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abuse of minor boys. Three lawsuits filed in 2005. Earliest alleged abuse was in the 1950s. Former Archbishop Binz apparently held formal church trial, removed Goltz from active priesthood, and sent him for therapy over a 12-year period. Reassigned to active priesthood 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 1/7/06. Claims included in 2/06 settlement. Another claim settled 3/08.

Fr. Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

From Mexico. Ordained for San Diego in 1946. Graduate studies in Rome 1948-51. Began working in San Bernardino diocese in 8/53. Left diocese in 1966 and was incardinated into Diocese of Tlalnepantla, Mexico in 6/67. One civil suit filed in 1966 alleged assault and battery of a 17-year-old boy in 1962. Judgment of $35K in 6/68. Name incluided on list of priests with credible allegations released by the San Diego Diocese in 3/07. Personnel file released in 10/25/10 by San Diego.

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. 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.

Fr. Norman D. Goodman

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Beginning 8/98 12 young men filed suits alleging abuse by Goodman, mostly in the 1980s, and that at least twice diocesan officials were informed but failed to take action. Other suits followed. Goodman "resigned" from parish in 1997. Settlement with 13 in 1999. Placed on permanent leave in 2002. Lawsuit filed 2005, dropped, re-filed 1/06. This suit was dismissed in 6/07 as beyond SOL. Named in a 4/07 lawsuit. This suit, with others, were dismissed on SOL in 2007 and 2008. All suits to have been possibly reinstated 1/09. Suit revived 8/16 of man claiming abuse as boy 1991-94. Goodman died 8/1/13. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 2018.

Fr. Paul A. Gopaul

Order: SSE
Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

From Trinadad. Visiting professor at St. John's Abbey 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 2/71. Gopaul died in 1988 while working in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Allegation made again by 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 and settlement in 2002.

Fr. Joseph H. Gorecki

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

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 1995. Five plaintiffs were in the suit by 1999. Settled 3/01. Other claims settled by diocese as part of massive $20M settlement with 40 people in 10/03. One man said Gorecki fondled him on several occasions. He told his mom; she complained to nun at school. Shortly thereafter, Gorecki was "gone." He spent time outside diocese before reassigned to other parishes. Another settlement 3/11. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. (Name spelled "Gorecky".) Worked in the diocese 1964-66. Per 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 20 victims, all boys ages 7-17, abused 1960-78.

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. Richard Gorman

Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

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. 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.

Fr. Charles J. Gormly

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Native of Ireland, ordained for Cheyenne, WY diocese. Left WY mid-1940s. Accused in claim filed 12/14 of sexual misconduct with 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 psychiatric hospital in Milwaukee. Records released in 11/15 indicate he worked and abused in Crookston diocese, likely in 1950s, prior to 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. On the Cheyenne diocese's list 6/12/19.

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

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

Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

First named publicly as accused on the Steubenville Diocese's list 10/31/18. 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. There through 1976, then in the Directories as a Steubenville priest Absent on Leave. Died 1/5/92. Added to Stockton's list 11/12/20, which notes he was chaplain at Deuel Vocational Institution 1962-83.

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 7/13 while archdiocese investigated complaint of sex abuse of a minor. Law enforcement notified, investigation launched. Arrested 7/19/13 on federal firearms charges. Released 7/25/13. In 6/13 he had reported an 18-year-old youth to police for threats against boy's school. Arrested 3/31/14 on sex assault charges. Allegedly made boy strip and assaulted him before giving him his paycheck. Pled not guilty. Sex assault charges dropped in 11/15 in plea agreement; pled guilty to second degree breach of peace. Six-month suspended sentence. Pled guilty 3/16 to distributing explosives to a minor. (Helped a teen make a pipe bomb.) Sentenced in 2017 to nine months in prison. Per archdiocese's list 1/22/19, canonical process underway.

Fr. James C. Gould

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused on the Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18. Assigned to St. Ann's 1975-83. On the Northeast Province Jesuits list 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2011 of abuse 1977-78. He admitted the abuse. His victim was reportedly a male minor. Prefect of the Marshall Islands 4/93-12/07. Lawsuit in 8/19 claims abuse of a 13-year-old in the mid-1970s at St. Ann's.

Fr. Louis J. Govoni

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Files released in 1/03 show that Govoni was accused of abusing a male student at Archbishop Williams High in 1972-74. 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 8/02. Working in 2003 as a substitute teacher at Duxbury High. Fired immediately after news of allegations. "Voluntary" laicization in 2010 announced 2/11/11. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Richard J. Grady

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

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. Accused of molesting a boy in, reportedly in the early 1980s. At least one claim against Grady settled by diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/03. 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 1972-73.

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. 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

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

"Retired" from Allentown to TX in 1992. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment, allowed to minister in Santa Fe diocese. Worked in Amarillo diocese until 2002. Arrested in TX 10/02; charged with abuse of 15-year-old boy. Died in jail 11/25/02 after "an accident" while awaiting trial. At least 40 men in PA and TX alleged abuse by him. One suit settled in TX in 2003 for $275K by Allentown diocese. One Allentown suit filed 7/04. 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 he 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 5/20. Graff named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown 8/19/18 list. On Amarillo list 1/31/19.

Fr. Peter M. Graff

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

One claim against Graff was included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims. A man alleged he had been abused in the 1940s. Review board was unable to determine the credibility of the allegation. Graff died 4/8/76.

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 accusations were true but received positive assessment and was allowed to return to work. Another allegation in 1992 of abuse in 1980s resulted in restrictions but restrictions removed in 1996. Finally placed on leave 2/02. Still receives financial support from Diocese. Living in Quincy as of 10/08. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.

Fr. James G. Graham

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 4/12, Diocese received allegation of abuse of a 9-year-old boy in late 1960s. 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 4/30/12, was immediately removed from his assignment at Saint Lawrence O'Toole, and diocese investigated. The sister of another alleged victim told the Diocesan Review Board in 2012 that Graham molested her brother, who died in 2002, when he was age 15. Another man told the diocese in 2012 that when he was age 16, Graham sexually abused him. All alllegations deemed credible and Graham was permanently removed from ministry. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. John Graham

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Retired 1974. Died 12/11/83. Name included in the 10/05 $22 million settlement between the Hartford archdiocese and 43 people alleging abuse by 14 priests. Per the archdiocese's list 1/22/19, an allegation was received against Graham in 2003.

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: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Pastor of St. Michael's in Duluth when placed on leave 5/23/16 after accused in a lawsuit of sex abuse of a boy, ages 15-16, in 1977-78. 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 accusation and filed suit 7/16 against his accuser. Diocese announced in 8/18 that the allegations against Graham were credible. Jury trial for Graham's suit against his accuser 8/21/18. Jury said accuser interfered with Graham's contractual duties when he filed claims in 5/16, but did not intentionally inflict distress on him. Accuser ordered to pay Graham $13,500 in damages. Graham permanently removed from ministry.

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. 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. 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. Bernard V. Grattan

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Complaint to Bishop Adamec in 1994 that Grattan sexually abused a boy, ages 12-14, in the 1980s. Sent to treatment. Reassigned as a hospital chaplain and allowed to live in a rectory. Sexually abused an "incapacitated patient." Suspended 2002. Civil suit filed 3/03. Laicization announced 6/04. Suit against Grattan settled as part of a $3.7M settlement 5/04 involving 21 plaintiffs and 11 priests. In 2008 another man reported previous abuse by Grattan. Per PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Sr. Marilyn Welch of the Allegation Review Board "acted more as an investigator against the victim than an advocate for the claim or the abused." Further, it concluded Bishops Hogan and Adamec endangered the public. Grattan admitted to the Grand Jury his abuse of boys.

Fr. Alfred C. Graves

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

One claim of abuse was part of an 8/04 settlement involving 18 priests. Also named in a 12/04 suit by plaintiff who alleged Graves raped him 1969-71, starting at age 15. Graves was inactive and with a monitored status after diocese found allegations credible. Removed from retirement home job in 7/02. Laicization announced 12/01/06. One claim in 2008 settlement. New suit in 9/09 accused two former bishops of knowingly allowing abuse by Graves of a boy 1982-84. Settled 7/27/12 for $500K after trial began. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Dennis L. Gray

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Sued in 2002 and 2003. At least 11 suits alleged abuse of boys 1975-87. Diocese deemed allegations credible. Left priesthood in 1987 and was voluntarily laicized in 1994. In 2002 he was working for Toledo Public Schools as dean of students at a high school. Surrendered his teaching certificate. As of 4/12, SNAP reported he may have been attempting to join Blessed John Catholic Church in Perrysburg, OH. Died in 2019.

Fr. Robert B. Gray

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Accused in a 2002 civil suit of abuse of a boy. Placed on leave. The plaintiff said he told the Archdiocese in 1994 and 1998. Gray returned to active status mid-2002 because police could not substantiate the allegation. Per news in 2003, he was retired but still performed some parish ministry.

Fr. Sherman W. Gray

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

A man alleged in 12/02 that he was abused by Gray and Revs. McGoldrick and Morrissey for four years, beginning when he was 15. The three priests immediately resigned from their parishes. The accuser wrote to the diocese and then met with Bishop Lori. Allegations given to Review Board, CPS notified. Claim settled by diocese as part of massive $21 mil settlement in 10/03 with 40 people claiming abuse by 16 priests, including Gray. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim of Gray, a 16-year-old boy, abused 1981-82.

Fr. Paul J. Greenwell

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Ordained: 1928
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused on Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. From Louisville KY archdiocese until Owensboro diocese established in 1937. Per Directories late 1950s-early 1960s Greenwell was Absent on Leave from the Owensboro diocese, at Sacred Heart parish in Albuquerque. Included on 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations, which states: 'multiple allegations from the 1940s and 1950s deemed substantiated.' 'Retired to Albuquerque' in 1956. Died 11/24/64.

Fr. Stephen Gregory

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 2021 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy over two years at St. Rita's in Staten Island, beginning in 1977 when the boy was age 9. Per the suit, the boy was forced to wash the priest's feet and genitals with holy water, and to perform oral sex on him. Gregory denied the allegations.


Fr. Lawrence E. Gregovich

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

Forced to retire in 1992 over allegations that he abused at least three boys 1982-85, while pastor of Immaculate Conception in New Madrid. Parents of one youth came forward in 1992. Died 2/2/17. New complaint of abuse late 1970s-early 1980s announced by diocese 5/17. On diocese's list 11/19/17.

Fr. Harold J. Greif

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Assigned to AK 1948-80. Died 10/28/91 at age 92 in Spokane, WA. Two or more pending claims against Greif shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Known to have worked with accused priests George Endal and James Poole. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1950-54, 1960, 1978 and 1981.

Fr. Thomas G. Gresock

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St James church in Depew, NY. Allegedly molested a male high school freshman in 1987. The boy told two priests, who believed him. Gresock was allowed to stay in ministry until 1993. Multiple alleged victims. Named in a lawsuit in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act. Case sent to Vatican. Living in 3/20 across the street from a grade school and playground in North Tonawanda. Removed 5/1/20 from diocesan payroll as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. Sabine Griego

Ordained: 1964
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Accused of sexual and physical assaults of over 38 children, male and female. Suit filed 1993, 7 in 1994. Lived at Archbishop Sanchez' residence after treated at Paracletes. Suspended 1/93; laicization process began 2/94. Was prison psychologist after FBI check; resigned months later. Civil suit 5/14 re abuse at an ABQ parish in 1986. Suit 8/15 re abuse of boy in 1980s at Griego's home in Montezuma and an ABQ parish. A man filed suit 5/14 against Santa Fe archdiocese; claimed he was raped by Griego at age 17 in 1986; had gone to Griego for guidance about possibly becoming priest and that there were teen boys with Griego in rectory and drinking. Accused in 12/17/15 suit of abuse of boy, age 14-18, at parishes in Las Vegas, NM and ABQ 1975-79. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Two new suits 1/18. New suit 5/18 by 6 men, 1 woman. Arrested 3/19, charged with rape of 8-year-old girl in early 1990s. She had gotten settlement. On Las Cruces list 6/24/19. Died in 10/20 before trial.

Fr. August Griffin

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in civil suit filed summer, 2007 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in the 1970s at St. Bernard's in Sunrise, FL. Accused in a suit filed in 8/19 of abusing a 12-year-old altar server at St. Mary's in East Islip in 1968. Included on the St. Augustine diocese's list 11/6/20 as Augustus "Gus" Griffin, CSSp, deceased, for abuse in 1969. (There is a Gus Griffin, CSSp from Ireland, ordained in 1955, convicted in 1998 of abuse of boys in Ireland in 1976 and 1981-83.) On the Rockville Centre diocese's list in 3/21 as Augustin Griffin OSF, for abuse alleged at St Mary's in East Islip and St Bernard in Levittown; no time-frame shown.

Fr. Joseph A. Griffin

Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1988. Report to diocese in 9/09 by a 42-year-old man that Griffin sexually abused him in 1967, when he was age 9. The man said the abuse occurred when Griffin would take him and other boys on trips to Seneca Lake, NY and to a cottage at Lake Henry in the Poconos.On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Paul E. Groleau

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

By 5/02 two lawsuits had been filed that named "Grolleau" as abuser. Both plaintiffs were boys at the time of the alleged abuse in the late 1960s-early 1970s. At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Believe he was Diocesan Vocation Director in the 1970s and helped Gordon MacRae become a priest of the diocese, despite negative evaluations. (MacRae was later convicted of child sex abuse.) Groleau was laicized in 1989, prior to the reports against him of abuse. On the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Ronald Vincent Gronowski

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Saginaw. Became priest of the Gaylord diocese when it was created in 1971. Resigned in 5/02 after a review of his personnel file showed allegations in 1995 that he was involved in sexual misconduct with a teenager in the 1970s. He admitted his behavior and apologized publicly. On diocese's list 11/10/18. Noted to have been permanently removed from public ministry in 2002. On the Saginaw diocese's list 4/10/19.

Bishop Edward M. Grosz

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

In 7/21 the diocese announced that it had been notified of a claim filed under the NY Child Victims Act that Grosz sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy 1990. The abuse allegedly occurred at a reception following a confirmation service at St. Brigid in Bergen. The plaintiff also accused Rev. Richard Keppeler, and said he was planning to disclose his abuse by Keppeler to Grosz, until he heard Grosz comment to Keppeler as he (the boy) approached the altar about his (the boy's) good looks. Grosz was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the diocese in 1989 and retired in 2020. He denied the allegations. He took leave from active ministry pending an investigation.


Fr. William Groves

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Included in CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Took in runaway Native American and Hispanic children; gave them drugs and alcohol. Previously worked in MO, NE and KS. Pled guilty in 1990 to the 1989 sex assault of a 14-year-old boy when pastor of St. Ignatius in Ignacio. Sentenced to 90 days jail and 4 years probation. Sent to treatment. Left priesthood. Admitted in1992 to abusing 4 "Ute boys." Spent 10 years working in OK as counselor and chaplain at a drug and alcohol rehab center. Fired in 2002 when past discovered. Report in 2004 of abuse of of a boy, ages 8-15, in 1982-89. Groves denied it. Accused in 2009 of abuse of boy, age 12-13, repeatedly 1987-88, and giving him alcohol and marijuana. Named in 2009 civil suit by two men in CO. Became minister of "Spiritual Light Center" in Franklin, NC; still active there in 2019.

Fr. Roger Grundhaus

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Monsignor, Vicar General. Retired 2010. Publicly accused 5/17. A man seeking to train as a deacon said he told Bishop Hoeppner in 2010 that Grundhaus abused him in 1971 at age 16. The man sued Hoeppner and the diocese in 5/17, claiming Hoeppner told him to keep it quiet or he would not become deacon and that his priest-son's career would be harmed. Hoeppner had him sign a letter in 2015 rescinding the allegation. The man said he signed it to protect his son. Diocese denied coercion; said they reported allegations to police in 2011. Man's attorney said Grundhaus' name was not on a court-ordered list of accused priests given to his office in 10/15. Grundhaus suspended 5/17. Diocese settled with the man in 9/17; no admission of wrongdoing by Hoeppner, as a condition of the settlement. Lawsuit naming Grundhaus settled 7/19. In 9/19 Grundhaus stated the incident occurred when the boy was 18, and was a misunderstanding. Hoeppner forced to resign per Pope's Vos Estis in 4/21.

Fr. Gabriel Guerrero

Order: OSC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in MN, IN, NE, NY, AZ. Removed from work with minors in 1990. At least one claim included in 2/09 settlement with Crosiers and nine accusers in MN. Accused of abuse of two 1973-75. Assigned to Phoenix in 2000. Removed from public ministry in AZ in 2002, later placed under restrictions. Allegations were at least 15 years old. Name on Crosier list released 3/8/14, noting Guerrero was retired and living under a safety plan. Named in new suit in 7/28.

Fr. Roderic M. Guerrini

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Ireland for the Jesuits. Arrived in L.A. archdiocese 1975, incardinated 1988. In 1992 a woman told archdiocese Guerrini sexually abused her at age 15 at Santa Clara in Oxnard. Her two sisters also alleged he abused them. Police investigated. Referred to a therapist, allowed to remain in ministry. Retired 6/02 after allegations public. Named in massive suit filed 2003. Claims settled in 7/07 when archdiocese agreed to $660M settlement with over 500 plaintiffs. Named in 10/18 lawsuit. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18.

Fr. Dale Anthony Guidry

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Amarillo TX

Ordained for Houma-Thibodaux diocese. On leave several years, then resurfaced in Honolulu HI parishes. Later assigned to Amarillo TX. Removed from ministry in 1999; bishop would not give reason. Arrested in Montgomery County TX 7/30/09, charged with two counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor. Pled guilty to both counts and was sentenced 7/15/10 to 5 years in prison. Died 10/20/13 in Stockton TX. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese's list 1/11/19.

Fr. Michael S. Guidry

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Pastor of two parishes when diocese announced 6/2/18 that Guidry was accused of the sexual abuse of a minor. The abuse occurred "several years" prior at St. Peter's. Guidry was placed on leave. He turned himself in to the Sheriff's Office 6/13/18 and confessed to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy, after plying him with alcohol. Victim filed suit in 8/18. Guidry pleaded guilty in 3/19. Ordered to register as a sex offender. On diocese's list in 4/19. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, three years suspended. Released on bail under house arrest in 4/20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sent back to prison after sentencing appeals were denied. Diocese issued an apology 5/7/21; victim's family said they had settled the same week. Guidry was permanently removed from ministry. In early 2021 Guidry testified that after he molested the boy in 2015, he told fellow priests in a support group. He wasn't removed until the boy came forward in 2018. Denied early release by the state parole board 8/17/21.

Fr. John E. Guiney

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian said he had settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese involving allegations against Guiney. Died 6/2/98. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. James L. Gummersbach

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Accused in the 1990s of abusing boys in the 1950s-60s. In 1999, a jury awarded a man $1.2M after several other alleged victims testified; the verdict was later reversed by an Appeals Court, which ruled that the statute of limitations had expired. Laicization announced 11/03/06. On archdiocese's list 7/26/19 of those with substantiated allegations. Died in 2014.

Fr. Oscar Gumucio

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/19. From the Bolivia Province. Joined the order in 1947. A single allegation of abuse was reported after his death, occurring while assigned to St. Patrick's Parish and Lincoln Junior High School in Cleveland 1970-72. Gumucio was dismissed 6/20/75.

Fr. George A. Gunst

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl in 1955 while assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe and Nativity parishes in El Monte. Was on sick leave in 1974 and military leave on two occasions. Died in 1995.

Fr. Gilbert J. Gustafson

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Pled guilty to abusing a boy for five years in the 1970s. Parents found out in 1982 and complained to church officials. Gustafson was sent to treatment. He also admitted abusing other boys. He paid $40 fine and served four to six months in Jail. In 11/92 a woman filed suit alleging she was abused by Gustafson for about five years, also beginning in 1977. Suit settled in 10/05. Permanently removed in 2002. Sentenced by Vatican to life of prayer & penance. In 7/06, Archbishop Flynn declared him medically disabled in a binding legal agreement. Still receiving pension from Archdiocese in 2/14. News in 9/15 that Gustafson was trying to raise money with a survivor (not abused by him) to buy chancery for healing center ("Gilead Project") for clergy sex abuse victims.

Fr. Charles B. Guth

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Ordained: 1924
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 08/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Retired 1973. Died 1986. Report to diocese 7/05 from a man saying Guth sexually abused him at around age 7 in West Newton. Guth was assigned to Holy Family in West Newton 8/44-11/62. The man said that his Sunday School teacher told him that if a person missed mass, they would die. He said he was so worried about his mom, who didn't attend mass, that he sought out Fr. Guth. He said that he "cried and pleaded for his mother's soul," and that the priest pulled his [the boy's] pants down, fondled him and stuck his finger up his anus. He said that afterward Guth told him that if he told, both he and his mother and his whole family would burn in hell.

Fr. Javier R. Gutierrez

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Ordained: 1983
Status: None

Diocese: Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK

From Mexico. Ordained for the Juneau diocese. Accused of several incidents of inappropriate sexual behavior, mostly remarks, involving minors and vulnerable adults 1983-88. Sent to work in Tijuana, Mexico after treatment by the Paracletes in Jemez Springs, NM. Faculties withdrawn in 7/02 by Bishop Warfel. Accused by a woman in a 2009 lawsuit of molesting her when she was in elementary school. Suit dismissed on SOL. Laicized in 2018.