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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Brother Harold

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused in a lawsuit in 11/18 by two men of sexually abusing them as teens at Hope Haven in the 1970s. Both said Brother Harold fondled them. One plaintiff said the brother forced oral sex on him during tutoring, and that a counselor at the facility paid him for oral sex. The suit was filed by four men alleging physical and sexual abuse when they were teenage residents of Hope Haven and Madonna Manor in the 1970s and 1980s.

Fr. Joseph Haas

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Placed on leave in 2/04 due to allegations that he molested a young girl in 1977. Haas told his parish that he was taking leave on doctor's orders; the archbishop sent a letter clarifying the situation. D.A. ruled that the 1977 incident was too old to prosecute. A previous allegation of less serious inappropriate behavior was received in 2000; no action. The Review Board determined that the allegations were unsubstantiated. Retired in 9/04.

Fr. Paul Frederick Haas

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Accused by at least 100 people of abuse while assigned to Fr. Ryan High School in TN. Assigned 1964-65 to Catholic High School in Little Rock, AR. Transferred to KY around 1967 "for treatment." Died 6/7/79. One man told the diocese in 1996 that he was abused at age 15 in 1961 by Haas. Diocese gave him $5,700 in exchange for a release and a confidentiality agreement. Another came forward in 1999 alleging abuse in 1963. On Little Rock AR list 9/10/18. On Nashville list 11/2/18. In Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20, which notes that Haas was dismissed from the priesthood 5/24/77. Included on the Owensboro diocese's list 4/12/19. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20; the diocese was established in 1988 from the Diocese of Nashville.

Fr. John A. Haberthier

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dodge City KS

The Dodge City diocese, where Haberthier worked 8/50-12/73, announced credible allegations against him in 12/06 . Worked in the Pueblo CO diocese 11/73-7/77. On San Bernardino CA diocese's list 10/9/18, where he worked 1979-80 and 1982-87. List noted abuse occurred in 1973 in Whittier, and that the diocese was made aware in 10/06. Died 12/28/09 at age 87, in Great Bend KS. On Wichita diocese's list 9/20/19. On Dodge City diocese's list 10/1/19. Substantiated allegations of abuse noted in the late 1960s-mid-1970s in the Dodge City and the Pueblo dioceses. Per the CO A.G. report 10/22/19, abused at least four boys there, and Pueblo bishop knew in at least 1977; bishop did not inform CA, to where Haberthier fled.

Fr. Thomas E. Hackett

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Shown on the Davenport diocese's Creditors Committee website in 2007 as having credible allegations against him. Name also appears on diocese's list of credibly accused in 7/08. Alleged to have abused three minor males beginning in the 1940s. Died in 1951.

Deacon Donald Hackman

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Ordained a permanent deacon. Convicted in federal court of sending child pornography. Assigned to St. James in Lititz 1983-2000. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury report 8/14/18.

Fr. Bernard Haddican

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS

Two accusers came forward, one in 1998 and another in 2002, alleging abuse 1964-84. A man claimed abuse by Haddican over a three-year period, beginning when he was age 12. Case settled in 2000 for $44K. Haddican died in 1996. In 2002 the original plaintiff and a man abused by another priest filed suit against the diocese and Cardinal Law (former VG of Diocese) alleging the diocese covered up their abuse and lied to them about other cases. The mother of the first complainant reportedly had asked Law for his help in 1970s, but he did nothing. Suit dismissed in 9/03. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19.

Fr. William Mark Haegelin

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Removed in 9/02 after a man accused Haegelin of inappropriate sexual relations with him as a minor in the 1980s. Haegelin denied the allegation. He later admitted to having a sexual relationship with the man, but only when the man was an adult. In 11/02 the archdiocesan review board cleared him of allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. No criminal investigation because Haegelin's accuser did not want one. Review board recommended he return to ministry after spiritual counseling. On the archdiocese's list 1/25/19. It notes that it could not determine if the "sexual relationship" began while Haegelin's accuser was still a minor. Laicized in 2004. In 6/21 the archdiocese announced that allegation that the victim was a minor during the time in question was substantiated.

Fr. Edmund H. Haen

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Per a 4/02 news report, Haen abused at least three men when they were boys in the 1940s. One man said at least two priests failed to report the molestations when they occurred. He told Archbishop Weakland in 1989. Haen was forced to retire in 1990. Auxiliary Bishop Richard Sklba told the victim in 1992 that Haen had admitted the abuse and had been placed on severe restrictions. Haen died in 1997. Several other victims known.

Sr. Alvin Marie Hagan

Order: SSND
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused in a 9/19 lawsuit, along with Msgr. Raymond Hebert, Srs. Martin Marie, Gertrude Marie and lay worker Charlie Earhart, of physically and sexually abusing a boy over 10-years, beginning in 1965, at Madonna Manor, a home for "troubled" children. She had also been named with Earhart and the other nuns in suits settled for $5.2M in 2009. Per the 9/19 suit, Sr. Alvin Marie fondled him in the shower, when drying him off. She died in 2006.

Fr. Arthur J. Hagan

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian said he had settled at least one claim with the Boston Archdiocese regarding allegations against Hagan. Died 3/22/63. 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. David I. Hagan

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Worked at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA in the Richmond diocese 1967-71. Assigned to Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC in the Charlotte diocese as chaplain and theology teacher 1971-78. Transferred to his order's Philadelphia Innder City House, where he appears to have remained until his death 5/1/05. Accused in 6/06 RICO class action civil suit of abusing two brothers for three years, beginning in 1977 or 1978, early in his Inner City House ministry in North Philadelphia. RICO suit dismissed 11/06 on grounds that RICO's standard of injury to business or property had not been met. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07.

Fr. James Craig Hagan

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abuse of several youths 1981-1986 and in the 1970s. First allegations were reported in 1988. Placed on leave in 1996. Resigned from the priesthood in 4/97. Two claims settled in 10/03. One claim was  included in a 10/05 settlement with the Archdiocese. Suit in 4/06 claimed abuse 1994-1996 at St. Denis parish. At least one claim was included in a $12.7M settlement in 8/08 involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs. Laicized in 4/10. Personnel file released 01/21/14.

Fr. James E. Hagan

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Accused in a 2002 civil suit of abuse of an 11-year-old girl in 1956 at St. Leo the Great. The girl allegedly told her pastor shortly thereafter and he said he would take care of it. She also allegedly told her mother, who did not believe her. Hagan left the priesthood in 1973, and was laicized in 1974. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. Clement A. Hageman

Ordained: 1930
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Identified in 8/05 by Gallup diocese as abuser. At least 16 alleged victims in Winslow, AZ. At least one man settled with diocese in 2004. A 70-year-old man sued Gallup 11/10 alleging abuse by Hageman in the 1950s. Assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Holbrook 1942-52 and Madre de Dios in Winslow 1965-75. Suit also named Corpus Christi diocese and said there were allegations about him there in 1930s. Died 7/2/75. Gallup diocese's personnel file released 4/11 shows multiple settlements. Corpus Christi and Santa Fe dismissed from suit 2012. New suits 5/13 and 6/13. Gallup diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2013 after lawsuit claiming 57 victims. Diocese released names of 30 "credibly accused" priests and one lay teacher in 12/14. On Corpus Christi's list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry in diocese in 1939.

Fr. Clinton Vincent Hagenbach

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Multiple allegations. Civil suit settled in 2002 for $1.5M. Died in 1987. Allegedly abused 1960s-1980s. Reportedly molested more than a dozen children at two parishes late 1960s-early 1970s. There were 16 plaintiffs in trial set for mid-2007. Massive LA archdiocese settlement for $660M for 500+ cases 7/14/07 just prior to this trial.

Fr. James Cairnan Haggerty

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused in a 4/19 news report. Joined the Franciscan Order in 1950. Former principal of Archbishop Walsh High School. Director of youth retreats at Christ House in Lafayette, NJ 1969-74. Also had assignments in Washington D.C., Brookline, MA and Tampa, FL and Butler, NJ. Died 2/7/91.

Fr. John P. Hajduk

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Shown as accused by the diocese on its list 3/20/18. When working in 1979 at Most Precious Blood in Angola, teachers from the school went to diocesan officials with their "anxieties" about Hajduk. He was kept in ministry. Accused in a 7/20 lawsuit of molesting a boy, age 14 or 15 in 1977 while assigned to Precious Blood. In 2005 a man reported to the diocese that Hajduk gave him drugs and alcohol and raped him repeatedly for three years, starting when he was age 12 in 1978. He said Hajduk threatened to kill him if he told. Accused in two suits in 2019 of abuse of boys while at Holy Family in Buffalo, his assignment after Most Precious Blood. Pastor in Cattaruagus in 1991, no longer in parishes after 1994.

Fr. Renald C. Hallee

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

A woman filed suit in 3/10 against Hallee and the diocese alleging that he abused her in the early 1970s when she was a minor and he was at St. John Catholic Church in Bangor. Court granted summary judgment in favor of the diocese and Hallee on SOL. Plaintiff settled with the diocese but appealed the decision regarding Hallee. Decision reversed in 1/12. Hallee left the priesthood in 1977. Laicized 5/4/09. Later a church volunteer in MA, he was allowed to chaperone teens on a church trip in 2010 even after telling his priest about the suit. The woman's suit against Hallee was dismissed by ME Supreme Court on SOL, even though he left the state in 1977. Court said she had not tried hard enough to locate him and serve him with a lawsuit.

Fr. James W. Haller

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

A woman told the diocese in 11/02 that Haller had had an inappropriate relationship with her more than 20 years prior, when she was a minor. Haller admitted to the relationship, saying that he had loved the girl and wanted to leave the priesthood and marry her. Instead, he was unable to leave the priesthood and the relationship ended. Diocese said that the report was the "first and only" report about Haller. He resigned from his assignment. Not listed in 3/03 Attorney General Report on the Manchester Diocese. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Thomas R. Haller

Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Entered the Jesuits in 1940. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in 1950 while assigned to Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, WI and in the 1960s while assigned to Creighton Prep in Omaha. Dismissed from the Jesuits in 8/92, laicized in 1983. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20. Reportedly died in 2001.

Br. Eugene Hambrock

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Order: OSC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in IN, NY, MN, and NE. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Died 1/30/99. No indication of which diocese he was working in at time of alleged abuse or when allegation was received.

Fr. Louis Hamm

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 01/8/1988
Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Named publicly as accused by the FL Attorney General in its report released 11/6/20, name misspelled "Lewis." Rev. Louis Hamm was from Germany. He worked as a physician and Holy Name Province Franciscan friar in China beginning in 1934, and was ordained there in 1949. He arrived in the U.S. in 1951 and worked for the Province in NC, GA, NJ, RI. The 1986 volume of the Official Catholic Directory shows Hamm as at the Franciscan Home for Retired Priests in St. Petersburg, FL. Died 1/8/88 in Butler, NJ, age 86. Included on the Province's list in 10/21 of those against whom there are substantiated allegations.

Fr. John E. Hammer

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Youngstown OH

Removed in 2002 after admitting to abuse of an altar boy 1980-83. Sent for treatment in 1985 then worked in MD. Returned to the Youngstown area in 1990; Bishop Malone persuaded the Saginaw MI diocese to take him; worked there for the next 12 years. Lawsuit filed in 9/02 by three plaintiffs from the Youngstown diocese and one youth from the Saginaw diocese. On the Saginaw diocese' s list 4/25/18. On the Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18.

Fr. Joseph T. Hammond

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 6/16 a man testified that when he was in high school in 1961, Hammond masturbated in front of him and tried to fondle him in the rectory of St. Leo's in Ashley. He said other boys saw Hammond masturbating that night, too. The man said, in part, that he drove to the police station and that the officer on duty, who was a St. Leo's parishioner, told him he didn't want to hear it and to leave. He said he told his girlfriend, then his mother, who contacted the diocese, and that the diocese told her it would be taken care of. Hammond was kept in ministry and made Monsignor in 1968. He died in 1985. Hammond's diocesan file had no record of the allegation, and the Ashley police had no record of the report. The GJ was able to corroborate the man's story via another person who was there that night and from the man's his wife, who was his girlfriend in 1961. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Michael R. Hands

Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Arrested in 5/01, charged with sexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy over a year and a half period. Also accused of abusing a a 22-year-old man about 10 years prior. Pled guilty in 2002-03 on two separate charges. Sentenced in 2003 to 2 years jail and to 6 months jail and 5 years probation. Released in 4/04; requested laicization. Identified as Priest W in Suffolk Co. Grand Jury report of 1/03. On NY Sex Offender Registry. Arrested in 7/17 related to report of abuse 7/24/17 of a teen boy in Charlton. Charges included sodomy, sex abuse and using a child in a sexual performance. Also accused of possession and distribution of child porn. Had been living at Easton Mountain Retreat, a center "created by gay men as a gift to the world," per its website. Guilty plea 1/18. Died in apparent suicide in jail 2/27/18. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Fr. Thomas Ronald Haney

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Accused of inappropriate touching and comments toward a child. Died 6/16/12. Accused after his death of having sexually abused a child. Per obit, was a "prolific writer, homilist, educator." Principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School in Coal Township beginning in 1967. Edited the diocesan paper 1975-2006. Parish assignments in Lancaster, Columbia, Steelton Shamokin and Ranshaw. Pastor 1976-1981 in Palmyra,and 1981-1985 in Steelton. Was also at Harrisburg and New Cumberland parishes. Retired 2006. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Bernard Brian Hanley

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Ireland and arrived in L.A. in 1958. Returned to Ireland in 1965 and continued as an active priest through at least the early 2000s. In 2002 or 2003 a woman alleged abuse by Hanley when she was age 4. Accused in a 2004 suit of abusing two minors in 1965. Church did not believe allegations. Personnel file released in 1/13.

Fr. James Bernard Hanlon

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Accused of abuse of a 16-year-old boy in late 1982 or early 1983. Settled in 1997 for $12.5K. Hanlon died 2/17/90 at age 38. He was HIV positive; death certificate says years of alcoholism contributed to his death. Diocese ordered to produce personnel files. Allegations are that the diocese shielded Hanlon and other abusers. Personnel files produced 11/28/06. Named in new suit 4/07. Suit against Hanlon and Fr. Teczar settled in 2/08. Another claim settled in 3/09.

Fr. John R. Hanlon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of sexually abusing at least 10 boys during a 14-year period. Convicted of raping one youth. Sentenced to three concurrent life sentences as of 3/94. Also abused victim's brother. Would take boys to nude beaches to desensitize them. Civil suit filed by the two brothers settled in 1994 for an undisclosed sum. Still shown as Senior Priest/Retired as of 3/05. Voluntary laicization announced 6/10/05. Still in prison in 5/11.

Br. James Vincent Hanney

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Multiple allegations of abuse of male and female teens. Per Order, accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Shown as a 'former' brother as of 6/11/14. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested. The 1982 yearbook for All Hallows High School in the Bronx shows Hanney was there as a science teacher. A woman alleged in 2012 abuse and rape 1977-80 when she was a Bishop Gibbons High School student in Schenectady NY and he was her teacher and counselor. Reportedly, in 1971 Gibbons High students showed their principal a photo of two young men and Hanney sitting nude on a picnic table, and the principal did nothing. Assigned to Briscoe Memorial School in Kent WA 1963-64. In 2019, may be teaching in the Philippines. Named in new suit in 2/19. As of 8/19 named in 11 complaints. Added to Albany list 12/4/19. Twelve pending lawsuits by 7/20.

Fr. Patrick Hannon

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Little Rock AR

Named publicly as accused by the Subiaco Abbey Benedictines on its list 1/24/20. It notes one allegation of abuse, occurring in the early 1950s at St. Benedict's in Subiaco. May have transferred to the Diocese of Columbus and died 12/27/94. Included on the Diocese of Little Rock's list.

Fr. Robert E. Hannon

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18 and in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Transferred to Hawaii 6/79. Honolulu diocese knew in at least 1986 that Hannon admitted in treatment at Paracletes in NM to abuse of at least twenty youths, ages 12-19. One accuser was female; she said Hannon fondled her at ages 6-8, in the 1970s, in HI. Erie diocese revealed in 2003 it knew of eight Hannon victims. Died in Hawaii 1/16/06, age 79.

Fr. Michael H. Hansen

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Accused in a lawsuit settled in 2020 in the high five figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 14-15, in 1980-81 while assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes in West Orange. The suit was settled on behalf of the estate of the claimant, who died before the claim was resolved. Hanson died 8/14/12.

Fr. David J. Hanser


Fr. Michael Joseph Haran

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse. Died 1973. One victim alleged abuse in 1948. A 2003 civil suit alleged abuse of one 1949-57. Archdiocese released only one page from Haran's personnel file in 1/13 when it released those of over 200 accused priests.

Fr. William Harbert

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Harbert admitted abusing a 14-year-old in 1982. Also accused of abusing three siblings. He was a t nursing home chaplain when charges surfaced. Resigned from public ministry in 1993 after admitting he abused another youth. Suit filed in 2/04. Plaintiff claimed diocese knew of abuse in the 1970s. Settled in 2005. Another suit filed in 1/07. Harbert died in 4/24/03. On diocese's list in 12/18.

Fr. James E. Hargadon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Four civil suits filed in 2002 by men accusing Hargadon of abuse when they were altar boys. Privileges removed in 2002 after suits filed. Twice convicted of abuse in 2004. Received separate eight-year sentences in two counties. Died 5/05 after one year in prison. In 10/05 Vatican ordered him (already dead) to life of prayer and penance. One man who lived in Texas said he reported the abuse to Bishop Tschoepe of Dallas in about 1990. Apparently nothing done. On Louisville archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. Henry G. Hargreaves

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Spent priesthood in AK. Removed from parish in Bethel, AK and sent for evaluation after a woman in her 60s said he made improper advances toward her. Moved to Jesuits' Regis Community in Spokane, WA. Named in 11/07 settlement between Jesuits and 110 plaintiffs. In 1/09, 43 plaintiffs in AK sued order and Seattle U. Pres. Rev. S. Sundborg, alleging Sundborg knew about abuse by Hargreaves and others but no action. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganizatino docs for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. Died 02/22/13. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2008 and 2009 of sexual abuse of a minor 1958-64, 1965-66, 1967-69, 1974, 1985 and 1990-92. Allegedly raped boys as young as age 5.

Fr. Peter P. Harney

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

From Ireland. Graduated from St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. Spent his entire career in MD and DE. Retired in 12/74. Died 04/16/00. Apparently he was named in a civil suit filed in DE in 2009; his personnel file was to be released in 11/09 by the Wilmington diocese as part of the diocese's bankruptcy filing. File released in 2/12.

Fr. John M. Harrington

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Longtime director of Family Services for New York Catholic Charities. Also parish priest and chaplain for a Children's Home. Per obit, "always taught religion to children in both the parish and public schools." Died 8/22/09. Named publicly for the first time in 2017 settlement from the archdiocese's Reconciliation and Compensation Program for Victim-Survivors of Abuse. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. John S. Harrington

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, OR Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Harrington's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1975. Harrington was assigned 1966-75 to Gonzaga U. in Spokane, WA and 1975-94 to St. Jude's parish in Havre, MT. He died 3/05/04.

Fr. Michael J. Harrington

Ordained: 1942
Status: Sued

Died: 12/19/1989
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Included 3/20/18 on the diocese's list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 1989; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Pastor for 25 years of Immaculate Conception in Buffalo. Monsignor. Retired in 1995. In 8/19 a man filed suit, claiming Harrington fondled him as a 10-year-old altar boy in 1965 on a trip to New York City. He said the abuse took place in a hotel while Harrington bathed him. Bishop McNulty was on the boys paper route, and the boy reportedly told the bishop about the abuse. He said McNulty said he'd "take care of it" and gave the boy a generous tip. Another man had a similar story of abuse by Harrington at about age 12, during a trip to Montreal. The man said Harrington regularly took altar boys with him on trips. Accused in a suit filed in 9/19 of abuse of a boy, starting at age 10, 1978-81. By 8/21 there were 17 lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act with accusations against Harrington.

Fr. Rayner Harrington

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/19. Allegation reported in 1966 of recent sexual abuse of minors the same year. Assigned in 1966 to St. Anthony's in Tigard, OR. Died in 1996. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Bishop Timothy J. Harrington

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Accused in a 3/29/05 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 11-15, three times. The abuse allegedly consisted of genital fondling, anal penetration, and oral copulation. The diocese examined diocesan records and stated that it "found no basis of credibility to the claims." Retired in 1994. Died in 1997. Claim NOT included in 11/08 $4.5M settlement with Diocese.

Fr. Bernard A. Harris

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

"Father Harry." Accused in a 1/06 suit of raping 4 of 8 siblings in 1968-72 in OR. (Brother of Rev. James Harris, also accused of abusing same family.) Harris was incardinated in the Helena MT at time of alleged abuse, teaching at Loyola HS in Missoula and working at St. Francis Xavier parish there. Died 9/7/72. In 3/11 20 claims were settled by the Jesuits. Named as abuser of at least one child at St. Ignatius Mission in MT in 9/11 civil suit. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Worked at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma 1949-52. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18. It notes reports in 1993, 2006 and 2009 of abuse 1958-62, 1962-66, 1965-69 and 1971-72.

Fr. Michael A. Harris

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Removed 1/94 after mother of one youth who died of AIDS made allegations against Harris to diocese. Accused of abuse of another male student at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana in 1991 per 1994 civil suit, which was later dropped. A third accuser settled for $5.2M in 2001. Laicized 11/13/01. Several other victims filed suits filed in 2003. Harris worked in both Orange and Los Angeles and is on lists released by both. Personnel file released 5/12. Civil suit settled with Orange for $2M just before trial 6/12. Suit filed in 12/19.

Fr. Steven Harris

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. Isaac Jogues in Wayne. Had served as chancellor for archdiocese. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims were unsubstantiated. Assigned to Tribunal and Chancery. Pastor of St. Bridget's in East Falls since 6/15; placed again on leave 12/15 due to "concerns regarding his suitability for ministry at this time," and not due to allegations of a crime.

Fr. Wallace A. Harris

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Placed on leave 8/08 from Saint Charles Borromeo Parish after allegations surfaced of sex abuse of a minor in late 1980s. Second allegation reported to the DA's office during initial investigation. By 9/20/08, 8 more accusers had come forward. No criminal charges due to SOL. Harris denied all allegations. Resigned from parish in 9/10 and was permanently removed from active priesthood. Sentenced to life of prayer and penance 1/12 by Vatican. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Craig Harrison

Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Monsignor. Sheriff's Office and Police chaplain. Adopted 8 boys. Suspended 4/19; investigation of inappropriate touch of a boy, ages 14-16, decades prior in Firebaugh. Report to diocese 4/12; diocese told police three days later. Harrison denied claims. Bakersfield community responded with overwhelming support for Harrison. Two more men alleged in late 4/19 abuse as minors by Harrison. One of them had reported in 1998 and again in 2002 that Harrison abused him in Firebaugh in 1998. Unsubstantiated, per diocese in 2002. Case closed by Bakersfield police in 6/19. Fresno diocese continued to investigate. Harrison filed a slander lawsuit in 8/19 against the Roman Catholic Faithful, a group publicizing claims Harrison abused in Firebaugh. He also sued the diocese and a monk. Merced County DA said in 11/19 no charges due to SOL. In 2/20 Fresno DA said no charges due to SOL, but allegations appeared credible. Resigned priesthood in 2/21. Two suits filed in 6/21. Included on the Fresno diocese's list in 8/21 of credibly accused.

Fr. Robert Harrison

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Cardinal Hayes High School teacher from around 1989; also basketball coach, assistant principal. Admitted 12/22/14 to sexual abuse of 10 minors in 1970s and '80s in NYC and WI. Was borrowing money from staff members; when asked why Harrison said he needed it to pay a victim. Removed from ministry, sent to a "facility" and district attorneys notified, per Order.

Fr. James A. Harrold

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named publicly as accused on the Savannah diocese's list 11/8/18, but with his surname misspelled as Harold. Middle initial A is given in the Official Catholic Directory. Noted on the list to have worked in the Savannah diocese 1948-56. He was assigned in Atlanta and then to an African-American parish and high school in Savannah. Subsequently he was a fundraiser based in Tenafly NJ, Doylestown PA, and Dedham MA, with two stints as a West African missionary in Liberia. He was also treasurer of the American province 1958-62 and superior in Dedham 1974-76. Harrold was trained in Ireland and was ordained there on 12/19/42. In 1992 he returned to Ireland, where he spent the last 17 years of his life. Died 8/30/09.

Fr. Ellis N. Harsham

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Per news reports in 1993, Harsham had oral sex with two high school students in the 1970s. Accused of abuse of several boys. Said to have plied boys with alcohol, marijuana and pornography. Civil suit named Harsham and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin as abusers. Case withdrawn but plaintiff settled claims against Harsham in 1994. Placed on administrative leave in 1994, resigned from active ministry a few months later. Maintained administrative leave status until he was laicized in 2006.

Bishop Joseph Hubert Hart

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

KC-St. Jos. priest, Cheyenne bishop 1976-2001. Resigned. Two allegations to KC-St. Jos. in 1989 and '92 of abuse of boys late 1960s-early '70s. Psych eval, returned to ministry in WY. Accused 2002 of 1976 abuse of boy in WY. D.A. cleared, accuser discredited. Accused in 2004 suit by 3 men of abuse as boys. More suits 2005. Settled 8/08. New suit 11/11. Settlements 2014. By 7/18 named by 10 in lawsuits. Investigation 2018 after man alleged abuse as child in WY. Investigator said credible, that 2002 investigation was flawed and those claims credible. Report to Vatican 5/18. Restrictions on Hart continued; denied accusations. Investigation reopened in 8/18. Diocese announced 3 new credible allegations in 9/19. WY prosecutors again did not pursue. Per Cheyenne list 11/19, 6 male accusers of abuse 1977-83 as teens. "Cleared" in 1/21 by the Vatican on 7 accusations; said 5 others could not be proven; 2 of boys ages 16 and 17 not able to prosecute as not minors per Church when abused.

Fr. Edward T. Hartel

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Accusation to archdiocese in 1995 that Hartel sexually abused an altar boy on one occasion sometime between 1975 and 1978. Admitted to the abuse. Arrested. Three other priests were accused of abuse of the same youth. Hartel was acquitted on another allegation because of identification problems. Diocese said he would not be reassigned. At least one claim included in $1.3M settlement with the archdiocese in 12/06. On archdiocese's list 10/15/18. Died in 2013. On archdiocese's list 10/15/18.

Fr. Julian Hartig

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Originally from Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist in Cincinnati. Worked in TX, MO, KS, KY and NM. Assigned to China missions 1929-36. In NM worked in Gallup and Lumberton and its missions. Assignments included St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Gallup NM (1955), St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Lumberton NM (1961-1964). Died 10/14/87 in Albuquerque. Accused of abusing a young girl near the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. Accuser was given counseling and matter referred to Review Board. Allegation found to be credible by Diocese and Order. Included on Gallup diocese's 12/14 list of clerics credibly accused of sexual abuse of minor(s).

Br. Bernard Joseph Hartman

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Joined Marianists in 1958; worked many years in Australia.Taught 1986-97 at North Catholic High in Pittsburgh. US Marianists learned of Australian allegations in 1997; removed from school. Sent to treatment; reassigned to internal ministry under safety plan. In 1999 accused by woman in Australia of sexual abuse at age 8. He apologized to her by letter. In US in 2008 when he celebrated his 50th anniversary. Lived in Dayton OH area in 2009. New accusers in Australia. Returned to Australia 9/13, convicted of sustained sexual abuse, including penetration, of a boy and 2 girls as young as age 8. Two more allegations at N. Catholic. Released from jail in Australia 7/23/17 after 3 years, 1 year suspended. To return to US. Per Marianists he was to live in a non-Marianist facility with direct supervision of men with "significant personal issues and/or legal convictions" for the rest of his life, with no external ministry. On Marianists list 6/24/20. On Covington diocese's list 7/31/20.

Fr. Richard G. Hartnett

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Northeast Province Jesuits list updated 11/1/19. It notes an allegation received in 2019 of abuse of a minor in 1975. Assigned 1966-69 and 1978-79 to Jesuit High School in NYC, and 1973-75 to Colegio San Ignacio in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Hartnett left the Jesuits in 1982.

Fr. Aloysius J. Hasenberg

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

After an accusation in 9/08 that he abused a male minor, 86-year-old Hasenberg was removed from ministry in Watersmeet and out of his rectory residence in 10/08. He had officially retired in the 1990s. Diocese conduced preliminary investigation and said the allegation had a "semblance of truth." No information on dates of abuse or age of victim. Matter was to be referred to the Vatican. Died 1/24/16, age 92.

Fr. Kenneth C. Hasselbach

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Permanently removed in 1994 after accusations he abused two boys some 20 years prior. Allegations surfaced shortly after Hasselbach was sent for therapy because another priest had found pornography in his room. He admitted abusing a 12-year-old youth in 1974 but said the youth's version was exaggerated and he thought the youth was older than 12 or 13. Arrested in 1/09 in Ft. Lauderdale FL for possession of internet child pornography. Pleaded guilty; sentenced in 1/10 to two years in prison. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21.

Fr. Richard H. Hatch

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests with "credible" allegations. First public accusation against Hatch. Diocese updated its list 6/23/14. Hatch voluntarily ceased ministry and permanently left the diocese in 1963 after being removed for personal financial mismanagement and ignoring Bishop's directives on same. Died 10/15/05. Diocese updated list 6/23/14, saying that it received complaint in 1996 that Hatch molested two boys and took pornographic pictures of a third. In 5/13, Diocese also received a complaint of child sex abuse 1959-62. Accused in 12/15 lawsuit of sex abuse of a boy, ages 13-14, in 1962.

Fr. Thomas J. Hatrel

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

In 10/07 Hatrel was added as a defendant in existing litigation in Fairbanks. Alleged to have abused 1985-87 while at St. Ignatius parish in Alakanuk, AK. Died 05/07/88. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. On the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. It notes allegations received after Hatrel's death.

Fr. Brian M. Hatrick

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First accused publicly on 3/20/18 diocesan list. In the early 1980s a woman told the diocese Hatrick molested her altar-boy son, age 14. They were Blessed Sacrament in Depew parishioners, where Hatrick was assigned. He was moved to another parish in West Seneca, allowed to work with youth. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St. Vincent's pairsh in North Evans NY. The woman complained in 2003 to the diocese when she learned Hatrick was still in ministry. He continued in parish ministry until 2007, when he was "quietly removed." Named in a lawsuit in 8/19. Case sent to Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement.

Fr. Thomas E. Havel

Order: SM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained for the L.A. archdiocese. Joined the Marianists in 1972. Requested laicization. Became a psychiatrist. A 1989 civil suit was dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Accused by a woman in 2002 of abuse as a minor 1968-73. Order settled. Another suit filed 2003. Per L.A., laicized prior to 7/5/02. Personnel file released by Order 7/13.

Fr. Benjamin Hawkes

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Served as administrative officer and treasurer for archdiocese until Mahoney became archbishop in 1985. Died 9/85. Accused in 1995 of abuse of two boys 1973-85, while assigned to St. Basil in L.A. Claims settled. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files on 25 priests, including Hawkes released 1/13.

Fr. James P. Hayes

Ordained: 1929
Status: Sued

Died: 11/30/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. First revealed on diocesan list 3/20/18 as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. (First erroneously id'd as James F. Hayes.) Died 11/30/88. In 8/19 a woman filed suit under the Child Victims Act, claiming Hayes starting molesting her when she was age 8 at All Saints in Riverside, and continuing through her eighth grade year. By 8/21 there were 13 lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act with accusations against Hayes.

Fr. Mark J. Haynes

Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Arrested 10/14, charged with felony counts of Sexual Abuse of Children -- Child Pornography and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility for posting two photos on Instagram of girl younger than 14, one nude, one close-up of vaginal area. His user name for Instagram was of a young female; traced by investigators to his parish, SS Simon and Jude, West Chester PA. Also found to have posted many other child porn images and lewd emails with the young girl in the two photos; her identity unknown at time of arrest. Arrested 2/15 by FBI for the child porn. Three women 2/15 alleged sex abuse as children in 1990s by Haynes; one said he forced her to perform oral sex on him during confession. Worked since '85 at 8 parishes, Office for Youth and Young adults; also high school chaplain. Pled guilty 6/15 to distributing child porn. Sentenced 2/16 to 20 years in prison.

Fr. Michael Hays

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Laicized. Hays' name was included on the archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked in archdiocese 1976-89, in Bremerton, Olympia, Sedro Woolley, Burlington, Seattle and Des Moines.

Fr. David Hazen

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Baker OR

One suit settled in 1997 for a small sum. Another 18 individuals participated in a suit filed in 12/01 which alleged abuse by Hazen in the late 1950s and late 1970s. Baker Bishop allowed Hazen to serve in multiple parishes, including some in the Portland archdiocese, even after Hazen admitted to abuse in 1959. This permitted him to abuse at least 16 of the plaintiffs. All 18 settled with the Baker diocese in 4/04 for $3.6M. Hazen died in 1983.

Fr. Patrick J. Healy

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

First named publicly as credibly accused by diocese in 10/18. Died in 6/99. Abuse reported after his death. Accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl over 100 times for several years, beginning in 1966 when the girl was age 17 and a student at Saints Cosmas and Damian High School in Punxsutawney. Healy was assigned at the time to Saints Cosmas and Damian Parish. The suit was settled in 2020 in the low six figures.

Fr. Terrence M. Healy

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Marquette. Leave of absence in 1978. Applied in 1982 for incardination into the Lansing diocese, granted in 1985. Removed in 1987. In 12/87 pled no contest in Livingston County to molestation; spent 4 1/2 years in prison. Laicized in 1992. Marquette diocese announced in 9/19 it had received a report in 1996 of abuse by Healy 1968-72. Per 2/04 article, allegations were made in the early 2000s in the Lansing diocese against Healy. On Lansing diocese's list 9/27/19. Died 1/1/19.

Fr. John P. Heaney

Ordained: 1953
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Retired in 1999. Placed on leave in 8/02 when allegations arose that he abused two brothers in the early 1960s. In 2003 Heaney, a former senior chaplain for the San Francisco Police Department, was charged with molesting one of the brothers; charges dropped 7/03 after Supreme Court ruling that statute of limitations was unconstitutional. Died 1/29/10.

Br. John Laurence Heathwood

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Entered Order 1943, took first vows 1947, and final vows 9/5/54. Educator. Assignments included Holy Cross School and St. Bonaventure College in Newfoundland, Canada, All Hallows, Cardinal Hayes and Bishop Kearney High Schools, Iona College, Bishop Henricksen High School, Guadalupe Regional Middle School, Los Hermanos Community and Centro Juan Diego- St. Leo Parish, Christian Brothers Central Harlem Community and St. Joseph Residence. Removed as a teacher and drama director at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, New York for sexually abusing a female student beginning in the late 1960s. She filed suit in 1994. She said he attacked her for years and left her unable to have children. Dismissed by Court and appealed to NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division. Dismissed. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Heathwood died 12/7/16.

Fr. Paul L. Hebert, Jr.

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Placed on leave in 7/04 after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused a boy in the 1970s at St. Michael's in Pawatuck. Denied the allegations. Diocese referred matter to police and Dept of Children and Family. Pastor of St. Michael's 12/71-10/81, then of Most Holy Trinity in Pomfret 1981 until his 2004 removal. Civil suit filed. Settled in 10/07 for $170K. Another suit filed in 12/08 alleged later abuse. Died 5/5/10. New suit 8/16, alleging abuse of a Pomfret altar boy hundreds of times 1990-96, beginning when the boy was age 11. Hebert allegedly photographed and videotaped the boy while in sex acts, lavished him with gifts and plied him with alcohol. Settled in 3/19 for $900K.

Fr. Lawrence Hecker

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It notes an allegation received in 1996 of abuse in the late 1960s and the 1970s. Removed from ministry in 2002. Accused in a 4/19 lawsuit of fondling a group of boys at St. Joseph's in Gretna in 1968. On the Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. Per attorneys, Hecker was a serial pedophile who abused "countless" children, and the archdiocese knew for decades. The church acknowledged in 3/20 that there had been settlements in four cases involving Hecker, and said it first received an allegation in 1988.

Fr. Kevin F. Hederman

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Joined the Latin America Apostolate in 1998 and began working in Belize, Central America. Removed from position in Belize after he was accused in a 5/09 civil suit of abusing a 17-year-old boy in the early 1990s. The boy was a Christian Brothers College high school student and Hederman was assigned to North American Martyrs Church in Florissant. A similar suit was filed in the 1990s. Both settled. Hederman denied the allegation. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19, noting allegations were substantiated and that he was removed from ministry.

Fr. John Edward Hefferan

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as abuser on Chicago Archdiocesan Report released 3/20/06. Removed from Public Ministry 10/03. No further information found as of 7/19/09. Per documents released by archdiocese 11/14, Herreran was accused in 3/93 of sexual abuse of 12-year-old girl in late 1970s at St. John Vianney in Northlake. Restricted from being alone with minors for 4 months. Two more allegations surfaced in 2002 and 2003: a person claimed sexual exploitation by Hefferon 1964-67 at St. Anastasia's in Waukegan, and a woman filed a formal complaint that Hefferan fondled her breasts in the late 1960s, when she was in junior high school in Flossmore. Died 1/29/28, per archdiocese's updated list 11/28/18.

Fr. Norman L. Heil

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

In a lawsuit filed in 2004, a woman claimed sexual abuse by Heil in 1965 when she was age 16, which resulted in her becoming pregnant. She alleged in the lawsuit that Heil and a nun pressured her to give up the baby. Heil transferred to a Bismarck ND parish in around 1966, and left the priesthood around 1967. At some point he moved to CA. He died 7/31/88, at age 51. The lawsuit was dismissed on SOL by the OH Supreme Court in 1/08.

Fr. Timothy J. Heines

Ordained: 1994
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Per news in 1/19, a 33-year-old man said Heines sexually abused him as a minor. He met Heines when he was age 12, after his parents separated and his mother had him get involved in church. He said the priest bought him dinners, haircuts and expensive clothes during high school and got him to pose for sexually suggestive photos. Also, he said Heines massaged him with oil, touching his penis, and showed him porn. He said that after high school Heines sexually assaulted him. Heines' accuser reportedly went to the diocese in 2015 and was told he was a 'consenting adult', despite showing them photos Heines took of him when he was a minor. The diocese said in 1/19 that Heines had been removed from ministry and was in the process of being laicized. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Louis Joseph Heitzer

Ordained: 1942
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

From Germany. Died in 1969 while in alcoholism treatment in the Twin Cities. At least three men have told the archdiocese that Heitzer abused them. Vicar general said there was "some indication" that leaders of the archdiocese knew about allegations at the time. One of the victims testified at the 6/02 Dallas Bishops' conference. Has been termed "perhaps the most abusive priest" in the archdiocese. Personnel files released 9/16/14. Revealed 9/17/14 that he was assigned as a chaplain at a nursing home in 1969 in the New Ulm diocese after assault allegations. Lawsuit filed 5/16 alleging abuse of 12-year-old boy in 1965 at St. Scholastica in Heidelberg. Heitzer was said to have targeted the boy after the boy's father died in a car wreck. On the Crookston diocese's list of credibly accused; supply priest there in 1968.

Fr. Leo J. Heizman

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Parish priest. Principal of St. Lucy's in Syracuse and of Immaculate Conception in Fayetteville. Faculty member then principal of Bishop Grimes High School in Oswego. Dewitt Police Department chaplain, Crouse Hospital chaplain. Died 9/21/04.

Fr. Marion Francis Helowicz

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Pleaded guilty in 1988 to abusing a learning-disabled teenage boy for 18 months (7/82 - 2/84). Sentenced to 6 months in jail, suspended for 2 years, and 200 hours community service. Privileges were removed. In 2/90 a civil suit was settled out of court; terms not revealed. Between 1990 and 1993 two other individuals came forward to allege abuse in the early 1980s. Named on Baltimore's 9/26/02 list.

Fr. Raymond Joseph Hemmerle

Ordained: 1967
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

A man told archdiocese 9/01 Hemmerle molested him at age 11 in the mid-1970s at a summer camp. He wanted Hemmerle to get counseling and not work with youths. Went to police 1/02 when church did not act. Hemmerle placed on leave. Reinstated in mid-2002, church saying police had investigated and closed case. Later article said police had not completed investigation. Active until 5/14 when removed after a new allegation of abuse in 1970s. Had been pastor of St. Francis and Holy Cross parishes in Marion County, KY. Indicted 9/18/14 on six counts of sodomy and three charges of sex abuse on claims made 5/14. Found guilty in 11/16 in the first case. Sentenced 2/17 to 7 years prison. Pled guilty to reduced charges in second case 5/17 in plea deal; sentenced 6/29/17 to 2 years prison, in addition to the 7 years already serving. Denied parole 12/17. Appealed 3/20, said "no intent to abuse." Appeal denied 1/19. On archdiocese's list in 2019. Released from prison 10/1/21. Was to be monitored by a parole officer. Not required to register as a sex offender.

Fr. John Hemstreet

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Left active ministry in 1987. Arrested in 1992 for sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy. Diocese paid for Hemstreet's treatment at St. Luke's. Sentenced to 90 days in jail in 1993. Per the diocese, he left ministry without requesting laicization. Hemstreet, an "admitted alcoholic, convicted child molester and former boy scout leader, " was active in protesting the Boy Scouts' policy of not accepting homosexual leaders. Absent on leave per 1988, 1990 and 1995 Catholic Directories. Died in 2007.

Fr. Louis J. Hendricks

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First named as accused on 3/20/18 diocesan list. Died in 1990 at age 53. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St Patrick's in Randolph, NY. Accused in three lawsuits filed in 8/19 under NY's Child Victims Act. One claimed abuse 1964-66 of a boy ages 5-7, and again 1972-74, when the boy was ages 13-16. Another claimed abuse 1968-69 of a 10-year-old at St. Joseph's Cathedral. The third claimed abuse of a child ages 6-10 at the Cathedral 1967-70. Accused in a suit filed 8/1/20 by a man, age 52, of abuse as teen by Hendricks, Rev. Joseph Friel, and a Franciscan named "Bro. Dale."

Fr. Linus Hennessy

Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Died: 05/9/1983
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Born Michael P. 6/28/1918 in Ireland and ordained there. Taught at St. Bernardine College in England until 1951, then retreat ministry in Australia. First indexed in1955 US.Official Catholic Directory, so may have arrived in U.S. (Buffalo NY) 1954. Had radio ministry, "Comfort My People" on Christian Broadcasting Network per 1979 news article. Accused publicly in 2015 of sex abuse of boy for five years, beginning 1973 when boy was age 10. Abuse said to have included oral sex, masturbation and attempted intercourse. Accuser said Hennessy was father figure who stepped in to help his single mom with her three children. Reportedly lawsuit v Buffalo diocese rejected due to SOL and man rejected 50k settlement offer. Accuser asked Pope Francis to investigate his case. Hennessy died 5/9/83 in Buffalo. Suit filed 8/19 under Child Victims Act. Included in 10/21 on the Holy Name Province Franciscans' list of those against whom there are substantiated allegations.

Fr. Placid Hennessy

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Died: 04/5/1959
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Hennessy'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 1959. (Placing him for now in the New York archdiocese, where the Province is based.)


Br. William A. Hennessy

Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a 2011 letter of repeated sexual abuse of a girl in 1962-64, beginning when the child was age 8. Her family had befriended Hennessy, who was a senior administrator at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury MA. Hennessy often visited the girl's mother and grandmother. Listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement had been reached in the year previous. Hennessy had entered the Christian Brothers' St Joseph's Juniorate in Dublin in 1915. He worked in Ireland and England, and then in the Newark, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and Boston archdioceses as a teacher and school administrator. He died 9/22/78.

Fr. J. Gilbert Henninger

Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Included in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations, which stated: 'multiple allegations received after his death, but deemed substantiated.' Diocesan list of assignments omits his appointment as Chancellor (1938-1947) and Vicar General (1947-1982). Title of monsignor granted 1949. Died 3/5/90.

Fr. Rudolph M. Henrich

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Ordained for the St. Paul archdiocese. A man told the archdiocese in 2010 that he had been abused as a child by Henrich in the 1950s and 1960s at St. Margaret Mary's in Golden Valley. Archdiocese did not reply to letter until 8/11. Response did admit that the archdiocese had spoken to several other individuals who had been abused by Henrich, but name was never publicly released. Permanently removed from ministry in 1976. Died in 1992. Name on list of priests with credible allegations of minors released 12/5/13. Suit filed 12/16/13. Included on New Ulm list released 3/29/16. At least 13 alleged victims.

Fr. Edward Henriques

Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Named in a 2008 civil suit as possible abuser of a 6-year-old girl in Santa Barbara in 1964. Accuser said a Franciscan brother would force her to strip in front of him and he would fondle her repeatedly. Suit also says another Franciscan, possibly Henriques, was also present. Henriques left the priesthood in the 1960s and has since died. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes allegations received in 1949 and 2005 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1949 and 1963. Henriques was assigned in 1949 to St. John's in Laveen, AZ. On the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, noting he had faculties there 1958-60.

Fr. James T. Henry

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Diocese learned in 1987 of abuse of a 15-year-old girl. He was transferred, sent for treatment, then reassigned. Ministry was permanently restricted in 2004 and he was living a supervised life. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence.

Fr. Patrick Henry

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Placed on leave 6/07 after complaint that he sexually abused a minor in the 1970s, prior to ordination. Review board deemed allegation credible. Matter forwarded to the Vatican. Worked at Boy's Town prior to ordination; at least one man says Henry abused him when he was a Boys Town resident. Henry also worked in the Omaha Diocese 1981-84, in Bolivia 1984-89, again in Omaha 1990-1992, and then in Peru. He transferred to the Diocese of Cleveland in 1994. On Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes report to Cleveland in 2008 of abuse 1970s-80s. (Says his transfer to Cleveland was 1997, but Catholic Directory shows 1994.) Laicized, per the Cleveland diocese's list in 6/19.

Fr. Richard Allen Henry

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Archbishop Mahony warned in writing in 1988 about Henry's behavior around young boys. Removed in 1991. Pled guilty in 12/91 to abuse of four boys 1985-1991. Received treatment. Sentenced in 1993 to eight years in prison. Removed from active ministry in 1993. New accusations in 2002. Civil suit 2003 by three plaintiffs. A total of 13 accusers per archdiocese list. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Personnel file released in 1/13.

Fr. John Herber

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Priest of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Shown in the Toledo OH diocese in the 1989 Catholic Directory. Name on Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18, noted to have "multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children." Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. Deceased. Last shown the in 2012 Directory, at a Carthagena OH parish, Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Fr. Harold Herbst

Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Name included on Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Retired in 1971 and died in 1979. At least two settlements totaling $150K in 2004 and 2005 with various accusers.

Fr. Anthony G. Herdegen

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Monsignor. Retired in 1995. Sued in 12/03. Accused of abuse of two brothers, 5-19 and 10-15, starting in 1959. No criminal charges due to statute of limitations. Appeals Court ruled in 5/08 that lawsuit could go forward because Cardinal Mahony's testimony indicated the church was or should have been aware that Herdegen might have been an abuser. CA Supreme Court declined to hear appeal on decision to go forward. Trial began in 3/09. Herdegen died 3/17/09. Jury found for Diocese on SOL 4/3/09. One plaintiff was to get a  new trial. The younger brother received a settlement. Herdegen's name was included on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused in 8/21.

Fr. Daniel P. Herek

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Pled no contest in 1998 to allegations of sex abuse of a youth. Served 2 1/2 years in jail. Named by eight in subsequent civil suits. A 2002 jury award of $800K to one. Other suits then settled. Convicted of exposing himself in mall parking lot in 9/05. Request for new trial denied. Sentenced 120 days in jail. Verdict appealed. Sent to jail in 7/08. He had requested house arrest. Judge also added four months for probation violation when caught masturbating in public. On archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes multiple reports to diocese and law enforcement, of child porn and sex abuse 1970s through 1990s. Laicized in 2006.

Fr. Douglas U. Hermansen

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. One alleged victim noted. Removed from ministry. Per news in 6/20, Hermansen was accused in a lawsuit of the sexual abuse of an altar boy, age 15, in 1975, prior to ordination. The suit claims Hermansen anally penetrated the boy over 100 times. Accused in a suit in 8/20 of abusing a child, ages 12-13, in 1985-86. Settlement in 2020 in the low six figures of a claim that Hermansen sexually abused an altar boy during 1979-83, when the boy was ages 13-17.

Fr. Stephen C. Hernandez

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Retired in 1997. Placed on leave in 4/02. Multiple victims before 1985. One suit filed in 10/03 alleged abuse of a girl at Santa Clara Parish in the 1970s. Another suit filed in 12/03 claimed abuse1998-2002 at Eastlake Juvenile Hall. Arrested in 6/04. Sentenced to three years probation 1/25/06 for misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Fr. Joseph T. Herp

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Sued in 2002 and 2003 by four men alleging abuse 1970s-80s. Archdiocese admitted in 5/02 to other concerns about Herp in the 1970s. Police investigated in 1988 and 1990, while Herp was a police chaplain. Privileges permanently removed in 10/02. In 2003, diocesan review board substantiated the allegations. Laicization announced in 10/05. Died 10/25/13. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. Hernando Herrera

Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Assigned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel when placed on leave in 8/03 due to allegations of "inappropriate conduct" with two minors. Was executive director since 2002 of youth ministries for the Diocese. Had also been part-time chaplain at a high school in Taunton 1999-2002. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 1/21. Noted to have been laicized in 2004.

Fr. Joseph Herzog

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as accused by the Salesian order on its list in 3/20. Worked in NY, NJ, OH, IN. Withdrew from the order in 1975, laicized in 1993. Died in 2013. No details as to when or where the abuse occurred. (Placing him for now in the NY archdiocese, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)

Fr. John Beaman Hesch

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Accused in 1995 of abusing several youths in his role as a sex education teacher. Teachers complained about Hesch's physical handling of children. Church investigated; said they would sent him to counseling, but did not. In 1994 a 21-year-old man died by suicide. Parents asked church to keep Hesch away from funeral. Weeks later Hesch killed himself after confronted by church officials about abuse. He claimed he was innocent. Bishop said to have ignored information on other victims in 1994. On diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Mark R. Hession

Ordained: 1984
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Indicted by a grand jury 12/11/20 on charges of rape and indecent assault of a person under age 14. Hession had been suspended in 3/19 for "inappropriate communications" to adult parishioners. Included on the diocese's list of accused 1/7/21. The alleged abuse occurred between 2005 and 2008. Pleaded not guilty 1/11/21. Trial date set for 10/5/21.

Br. Jerome Heustis

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Accused of molesting a boy 1963-67 at Essex Catholic High School, Newark, NJ. The boy died by suicide in 1978. The boy's cousin later filed a civil suit against the NY Archdiocese, Newark and and the order alleging abuse by several in the order. Heustis was later principal at Palma High for 6 years in the 1980s. Deceased. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings.

Br. Andrew Thomas Hewitt

Order: CFC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Accused of abusing a male high school freshman with emotional problems. Civil suit filed in 8/88. Police investigated. Sentenced to five years probation in 4/89 and inpatient therapy in New Mexico. Order and archdiocese filed against insurance company. NJ Superior Court ruled 8/5/97 reversing lower court's order dismissing plaintiffs' claims and remanding. Died 5/22/02. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings.  Named in a suit filed in 7/20.


Fr. Neil C. Hewitt

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Multiple alleged victims. Archdiocese knew of allegations in 1992. In 2002 a woman told the archdiocese that Hewitt abused her cousin in the 1960s. She gave the archdiocese a letter her cousin had written to Hewitt about the abuse. Her cousin died by suicide in 1991. In 10/17 a man told a news outlet that Hewitt abused him at age 14 during a trip to Expo '67 in Montreal. He said another priest and two other boys were on the trip. The man came forward to the archdiocese in 12/17. Hewitt acknowledged when contacted by another news outlet in 5/19 that he did things that were "wrong," involving "around eight, maybe nine" boys. Hewitt left the priesthood in 1979 and married. Laicized 2018. Included in CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Living in AZ in 2019. As a seminarian in 1958, worked at Camp St. Malo where a deaf boy disappeared and was later found dead. Two other seminarians there at the time were later found to be serial child sex abusers.

Fr. Gerald J. Hickey

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Former chaplain for New England Patriots football team. Unassigned since 1994. Resumed limited parish work in 1998. Two nephews came forward in 3/02 alleging abuse. One said he told the archdiocese by letter in 1992 and filed suit, which was dismissed. The archdiocese paid for two years' counseling. Hickey was placed on leave in 2/02. Living in Scituate MA in 10/08. Per the 8/11 Boston AD database, review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Retired; privileges still restricted in 10/15.

Fr. Thomas J. Hidding

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Hidding was removed from his assignment at a Miami parish in 5/02 after a credible allegation that he molested a student at Jesuit High School in Tampa sometime during 1980-82. Transferred to Jesuit College Prep in Dallas, TX where he worked 1982-83. This was while he was a Jesuit brother, prior to ordination. Also had assignments in New Orleans. Died 10/12/05. On the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. J. Grant Higgins

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. First revealed on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 2016; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Pastor 1983-97 of Most Precious Blood in Angola, NY. Accused in a suit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a child, age 9-10, during 1990-91.

Fr. Phillip J. Higgins

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Name appeared on a list released by the District Attorney in 9/02. One alleged victim with claims beyond the statute of limitations. Included on the Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19. Worked at parishes in Richmond and Hurt. Removed in 2004. Died in 2007. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused. Worked at parishes in Westport, Provincetown and New Bedford. The list notes that his faculties had been removed.

Br. Thomas Higgs

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Professed vows as a Salesian brother in 1960. Worked in IN, NY, Sierre Leone. Removed from ministry in 2005. Named publicly as accused by the Salesian order on its list in 3/20. No details given as to when or where the abuse occurred, or how many victims. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese for now, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is located.)

Fr. George H. Hiland

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Retired in 1994. Removed from public ministry in 11/18 due to allegations deemed credible of sexual misconduct with a minor about 50 years prior. Assignments 1958-94 included St. Stephen's in Steator, St. John the Baptist in Fairbury, St. Patrick in Dwight and St. James in Forrest. On diocese's list in 12/18. Known in 2014 to be living in Sebastian, FL.

Br. William Charles Hildebrand

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Worked in OH, KY, PA, HI, CA. Accused in 2014 of abusing students at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, where he worked 1951-61. One person alleged abuse at the school by Hildebrand when in 2014 fellow Marianist, Br. Bernard Hartman, was facing trial in Australia on child abuse charges. The Pittsburgh diocese sought information on other possible victims, and four people came forward with allegations against Hildebrand. Died 10/16/79. Diocese says it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of Marianists apologized in writing to Diocese and students. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the Marianists list of accused 6/24/20. On the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list.

Fr. Ernest Justin Hill

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Order: ST
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Suspended by his order in 1994 for refusing to undergo psychological testing. Accused in 1999 of sexual abuse in Maine in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Hill became an S.T. brother in 1944 and an S.T. priest in 1951. On the Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19. It notes report in 1994 of abuse in Indiana in 1992. Died in 2003.

Fr. Daniel B. Hillen

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of sexually abusing at least one minor. 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. Assignments included St. Patrick's, Butte: 1970­-71; St. Ann's, Butte: 1971­-74; Graduate studies 1974 and 1977­-79; Carroll College 1974­-2002; leave to begin art studio 2002. Died 7/19/03.

Fr. Joseph P. Hines

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Shown on the Davenport diocese's Creditors Committee website in 2007 as having credible allegations against him. Dean of Keokuk 1970-80. Died 5/92. Name not on Diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused. In 11/08, Review Board found him guilty of sexual abuse of children, male and female. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 5/21/09.

Fr. Phillip Hobt

Ordained: 1992
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Des Moines IA

Placed on leave 2/07 after allegation that he sexually abused a former student at St. Albert School. Law enforcement officials notified. Hobt began working at the school in 1995. In 4/07, diocese reported that the allegations were credible and that Hobt had begun the process to voluntarily ask the Vatican to be laicized. Laicized 2007. On diocese's list 4/4/19.

Fr. James Allen Hoder

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as abuser on Chicago Archdiocesan Report in Fall 2009. Archdiocese received report in 7/85 of sexual abuse by Hoder of a teenage boy when Hoder was a seminarian. Housekeeper in 1990 reported male minors going to Hoder's room, porn everywhere, and a young man around age 18 staying with him in the rectory. Suspected of theft the same year and investigated for drugs. Reports to archdiocese in 11/92 of sex abuse of teen boy. Resigned from priesthood 1997. Allegation 2/04. Another in 7/07 of abuse by Hoder and Rev. James Flosi of boy age 17; alleged victim had called archdiocese about this in 1985. Laicization in 12/09 announced 1/2010.

Fr. Francis F. Hoefgen

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1979
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Accused in a 1992 lawsuit of abuse in 1982 of a 16-year-old boy, who lived with him as a foster son. Hoefgen knew the boy was suicidal when he invited him to move into his home. He admitted sexual encounters to the church in 1984; sent for treatment and after six months was assigned to a new parish. Suit dismissed in 11/93 due to SOL. Apology by Hoefgen printed in newspaper in 9/02 as part of a group settlement involving several living at St. John's Abbey. Permanently removed in 2002. Laicized in 12/11. Sued 11/18/13. St. Paul personnel file released 05/19/14. Arrested 05/21/14, charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct against a boy in 4th-6th grades, occurring 1989-91. Pled not guilty at 9/5/14. Trial set for 5/15. Acquitted. Files released in 11/15 show pattern of predation toward boys, beginning in the 1980s and continuing for two decades.

Fr. John Hoehl

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Placed on leave due to allegations and sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment in 1986. Reassigned. Allegedly abused boys, ages 9-18, including sodomy, 1960s-90s One alleged victim later died by suicide. Sexual assault alleged also of a female high schooler. Left active priesthood in 1988. Civil suits filed by 7-8 men in 2001 and 2003-04 alleging abuse by Hoehl in early 1980s. Laicized 6/04. Per 2002 article, he was children's therapist in WV. Board of Counselors investigated and found allegations credible. Surrendered his license 3/07. In 10/07 32 alleged victims settled with the diocese. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. New suit filed 8/18. Suit filed 10/18 by man alleging rape ages 14-17 by Hoehl when he was headmaster and counselor at Quigley Catholic High in Baden. Suit filed 11/18.

Fr. Gerard J. Hoffman

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Placed on leave in 7/08 after allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in the 1970s. Was parochial vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Doylestown at time of his suspension. Archdiocese reported this was first allegation against Hoffman. As of 3/09, archdiocese said Review Board could not substantiate original charge but did find evidence of abuse of a second minor. Hoffman agreed to live a supervised life of prayer and penance at a priest retirement home.

Fr. Philip A. Hoffmann

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Parish priest until 1989 when he was assigned to the Marriage Tribunal. Resigned in 7/02 after admitting to an incident of sexual abuse of a minor nearly 30 years prior. Director of Diocesan Housing 1969-71. On diocese's list 1/17/19. It notes multiple substantiated allegations of abuse occurring in about 1977-78. Ordered by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Francis T. Hogan

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 2010; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as retired. Per a 2019 lawsuit, abused an altar boy, age 9 or 10, 1948-49 at St. John's in Jamestown.

Fr. Leroy Jerome Hogan

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Placed on leave in 1993 after accusation he abused a boy in the mid-1980s. The boy was 7-9 when abuse was alleged to have occurred and 14 when he notified authorities. Civil suit filed. Suit settled out of court. Diocese paid $65,000 ($25,000 in cash and $40,000 annuity to provide funds for the victim "in case he needs continued treatment"). Hogan retired in 1997. Died 10/05. On diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse in about 1982-1992.

Fr. Michael J. Hogan

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as abuser on Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3/20/06. In 2/86 a parent told pastor at St. Barbara's parish of "inappropriate activities" the priest had engaged in with his sons. Pastor was then to supervise Hogan. On leave as of 6/22/02. Resigned 7/93. Per archdiocese's list updated 11/28/18, Hogan was laicized 6/20/15.

Fr. Michael P. Hogan

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly by a man in 1/19 who claimed Hogan sexually abused him when he was a St. Rita High School sophomore. Hogan worked at St. Rita's 1960-70 as a teacher, Vice Principal for Guidance and Director of Public Relations. His accuser said the priest offered to take him to a camp in Milwaukee, plied him with alcohol in a hotel room and started touching him. The man said he told the archdiocese in 2006, who had him contact the Midwest Augustinians, and that the Order said Hogan was in a nursing home and denied the abuse. Hogan died 9/29/08.

Fr. John C. Holdren

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Accused in a lawsuit filed 9/8/15 of sexually abusing a 7- to 9-year-old boy in the early 1970s at St. Rita's of Cascia in Aurora. Abuse allegedly included fondling and sodomy. Accuser said several of his friends told him they were abused, too. Holdren denied abuse of the boy. Took long-term leave of absence i 1994 after injured in reported home invasion. Diocese stated in 9/15 he was no longer an active priest, but Holdren told reporter he was still active, helping out at a local parish. On diocese's list 11/14/18. It noted he was removed from ministry in 7/94 "for reason not related to a child abuse allegation".

Fr. Daniel Mark Holihan

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Retired in 1992. Subject of allegation involving a boy while assigned to St. Aloysius in Chicago in the late 1960s. Settled 1997. Allegedly abused as many as 12 boys. Under Cardinal Bernardin, he was assigned a monitor and told not to be alone with minors. In 6/02 Cardinal George barred him from celebrating weekend masses. Civil suit filed in 10/03. Included in 10/05 settlement with archdiocese. Permanently removed from ministry in 9/05. Laicized in 7/10. Personnel file released in 1/14. Died in 10/16.

Fr. David A. Holley

Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Ordained for the Benedictines. Became Worcester diocesan priest. First known abuse was of minors in MA. Sent to Paraclete in NM for treatment. Many victims in many states. After abusing in El Paso, transferred by Bishop Metzger to the San Angelo, TX diocese. Convicted in 1993 of abusing 8 boys 1972-74 in Alamogordo NM; 275-year sentence. Died in prison 11/25/08; buried in NM. Accused in new federal suit of abusing, along with D. Barfield and W. Diamond, a boy in Alamogordo. He and Diamond also worked together earlier. New suit in Denver 12/13. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On Amarillo diocese's list 1/31/19. On El Paso's list 1/31/19. On San Angelo's list 2/13/19. New suit filed 3/31/20 against Servants of the Paraclete, the Las Cruces, El Paso and Worcester dioceses, and two Alamogordo parishes. Trial set for 7/22.


Fr. William Hollinger

Ordained: 1946
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. Reported in 9/18 to have sexually abused a girl, including rape, in Torrance 1954-58, when the girl was ages 6 through 9. Hollinger died 10/18/88.

Fr. John V. Holloway

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO Attorney General's report 10/22/19. It noted that Holloway "appeared to" use his skills as a PhD psychologist to groom and rape six boys 1962-82. Further, that his behavior was "the most calculated, horrific, and predatory we saw in our entire review." It also strongly criticized the archdiocese's response to the victims in the 1990s and early 2000s, said they did not investigate or report any of the allegations to law enforcement and that in 2017 it told the Vatican that an allegation received then was not substantiated, despite not investigating it. Holloway died in 1982.

Fr. Adelbert Holmes

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Glenmary order on its list 10/11/19. Worked in NC, OH, AR, KY, VA, GA. Added to the Richmond diocese's list in 10/25/19 for allegations of abuse there. Included on the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. The Glenmarys told the Charlotte diocese in 11/19 that it received allegations in 1988 that Holmes abused three minors in 1976 in Murphy, NC, and that he was also credibly accused of abuse later in Franklin, KY. He was removed from ministry in 1991 and died in 2013.

Fr. Louis Joseph Holtz

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

A man told the diocese in 1995 that Holtz abused him as a boy 1974-75. Claims settled in 1997 and Holtz agreed to be laicized. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 12/02 of abusing a boy in 1970. One plaintiff alleging abuse by Holtz joined a 2003 class action suit against the diocese, but later withdrew and settled. Laicization announced 8/12/03. Died 10/27/14. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s).

Fr. P. Lawrence Homer

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Multiple complaints. First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Resigned in 10/93. Removed from ministry 7/3/02. In 1967 there was a report to a Fr. Post that Homer had a 14-year-old girl in his locked office when she was supposed to be in class, asked her inappropriate sexual questions and made inappropriate comments. A second similar allegation involving a 14-year-old girl followed; he was said to have unbuttoned this girl's blouse and french kissed her. Transferred to another parish. In 1/88 a woman told the diocese that Homer molested her in 1964 when she was age 14. More complaints surfaced, including of an incident with a nun. Sent twice for evaluation and treatment. Died in 2015. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Sr. Kathleen Francis Honc

Order: OSF
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Orlando FL

Accused in 2007 of molesting a girl sometime between 1962-1971 at Melbourne Central Catholic High School, where Honc was a teacher. Honc left the area in 1971. Her Order deemed the allegations credible and she was removed from her assignment in Seminole, FL. She died 9/9/16. Per her obituary, Hoc "fully retired in 2007 and was warmly welcomed home to the St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany, NY."

Fr. Mark A. Honhart

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Accused in a 3/11 civil suit of molesting an 8- to 9-year-old boy at Holy Cross in KC 1985-86. Settled in 2015. Fr. Hugh Monahan was accused of abusing the same boy when he was 13. Honhart worked in MO 1980-2002 before transferring to PA in 2003. KC -St. Joseph diocese said no complaints made to superiors in MO during ministry. Placed on leave by Scranton diocese 2/2/11 "for health reasons" after it learned of accusations. Also worked in NM. New suits filed in 8/11 and 11/11. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, in which name misspelled "Honart." On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18. On KC-St. Joseph list 9/5/19 with multiple substantiated allegations. Permanently removed from ministry.

Br. Augustine Hootka

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Las Cruces NM

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. Allegation received in 2018 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1956-57. Died in 2007. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked 1955-87. Abuse noted to have occurred elsewhere.

Fr. William Reece Hoover

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Forced to resign in 1995 as pastor of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Fort Worth after admitting that he repeatedly abused a 12-year-old in 1957. At least 9 other accusers went to the diocese but diocese did not reveal their claims. It told public that there were only a few victims and no incidents after 1960. Convicted in 1996. Other victims came forward after Hoover's death. Ordained for Dallas diocese; became part of Ft. Worth Diocese when it was formed in 1969. Died in 1996. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. George S. Hopf

Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Placed on sick leave in 1/76 after a 1975 stroke. Several allegations from the 1960s made in 2002. One settlement in 2004. Name on Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Died 10/16/04. Personnel file released in 7/13.

Fr. James F. Hopkins

Ordained: 1900
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Ordained in Buffalo NY. First assignment was in Sharon, PA, then Corry. Pastor 1906 in East Brady. Subbed in summers in Titusville. Permanent Rector at St. Titus in Titusville 1928 until his death. Elevated to Monsignor in 1949. Died 7/14/57. Per his bio, "Boy and Girls Scout Troops have received his especial [sic] care." Name included on Erie diocese's updated list 7/18/18 and in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. A woman told Bishop Trautman in 1993 that Hopkins abused her in the St. Titus rectory when she was age 13 in 1945. She said he would "plant a sloppy kiss" on girls' mouths and grab and fondle them. Name removed in 7/20 from building at St. Bonaventure University.

Fr. James Francis Hopkins

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Transferred to the Camden diocese from Pittsburgh in 1973. Parents complained in 1988 of inappropriate behavior toward their son. Sent for therapy. Removed from ministry in 1995 after an accusation of abuse of a boy. In 1999 this accuser's younger brother also alleged abuse. Lawsuit in 1999 by younger brother settled for $625K in 2001. Arrested in 2003. Laicized in 2004. Convicted in 2005 of abuse of boy and sentenced to 8 years in prison as of 3/5/05. On NJ sex offender registry 6/12/11. In 2012 a man told the Pittsburgh diocese that Hopkins performed a "medical exam" on him when the man was a freshman at St. Fidelis Seminary High School. decades earlier. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Camden diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Robert F. Hopkins

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1995 two individuals alleged sexual abuse by Hopkins in the 1970s. Eight others also came forward. When confronted, Hopkins admitted to sexual misconduct with minors from 1950s to early 1980s at five different parishes. Faculties removed. Named on Baltimore's 9/26/02 list of abusive priests. Died in 12/06.

Fr. Thomas R. Hopp

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Suspended in 2002 due to accusation of abuse of a boy in 1980. Had been warned in 1997 by archdiocese after an anonymous complaint that he showed "odd" behavior toward a boy; was kept in ministry. Permanently removed from ministry by Vatican 10/05 but not laicized. Civil suit filed 2004. Suit dismissed by OH Supreme Court on statute of limitations 6/06. Another suit alleging abuse of a boy, age 13-14, in the 1980s was withdrawn after OH Supreme Court ruling. Died 12/21/14.

Fr. Sylvester J. Hoppe

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

A man filed suit in California in 6/02 alleging abuse by Hoppe for three years, beginning when he was age 12 in 1951. The suit said abuse took place in MO and at Boy Scout Jamboree in California. Hoppe, age 90, was banned from celebrating mass. Accuser said he told police in 1985; no record of complaint found. Suit settled 9/03 for $10K. Two more men filed suit in 2005 alleging abuse by Hoppe in the 1950s. Hoppe died in 2002. Claims settled in 8/08 as part of $10M settlement involving 12 priests. In 12/17 the diocese confirmed that there was a seventh claim of child sexual abuse against Hoppe, dating to 1953-56. Included on the diocese's list 9/5/19 of clergy with substantiated allegations.

Fr. Stephen R. Horn

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

The Archdiocese announced in 1/08 that Horn had been placed on leave and sent for treatment in 11/07, immediately after allegations were made that he abused a minor between 1989 and 1993. He was at Christ the King parish in Houston during that time frame. Review board said that sufficient evidence existed to suggest that the abuse had occurred. Included on archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. J. Michael Hornick

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK

First incident of inappropriate behavior with a woman in 1997 resulted in treatment. Resigned in 2009 as pastor of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church (part of Van Nuys Eparchy based in Phoenix) after a second woman came forward. A third accusation surfaced in 2011. Two of the women were considered "vulnerable adults". After news released, two other women alleged abuse as children. Hornick 'vehemently' denied allegations. Laicization announced 4/29/15. Archdiocese stated that it was aware of seven women with complaints against Hornick. Included on archdiocese's list 1/16/20, noting "sexual misconduct involving minors and vulnerable adults 1970s-2000s."

Fr. Bertrand W. Horvath

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Sued in 2002. Accused of abuse of an altar boy at Mission Viejo in the early 1970s, before the Orange diocese was formed. Horvath's order sued the L.A. archdiocese to force them to share responsibility. He left the archdiocese in 1974, then worked in several dioceses, including Amarillo for many years. Placed on leave and retired in 2001 after the Diocese of Orange notified the Diocese of Amarillo of the abuse. Deceased. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.

Fr. John W. Hough

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/19. Accused of abuse in the 1970s. Unclear where the abuse allegedly accused. Worked at Jesuit high schools in Wichita, KS and St. Louis, MO. Left the Jesuits and priesthood in 1977. Allegation received after 1977.

Fr. Wilfred Houle

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Houle left ministry in 1981 and died of AIDS in 1987. A man filed suit against the bishop and diocese in 3/08 which alleged that he was raped at age 16 by Houle in 1977, and that he contracted AIDS as a result. Criminal charges had been filed earlier and much investigation had taken place. The man's claims were included in an earlier settlement with the diocese; he said he was coerced into taking the settlement.

Br. James Alvarez Houlihan

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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. Houlihan is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Houlihan in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Fr. Joseph F. Houston

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Bishop McCormick was told in 6/71 by a priest that Houston was seen multiple times going into a motel room late at night with a minor female, and that they were seen in public together regularly. In 5/02 the victim contacted Bishop Timlin, saying Houston took advantage of her when she was ages 14-17. She did not want law enforcement involved. Houston wrote her a letter of apology. Faculties removed 6/02. Laicized 6/04. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Sr. Frances Howard

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Order: SCN
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

In a 8/3/04 addition to a suit, this nun was accused of sexually abusing a girl at St. Vincent Orphanage in Louisville, beginning in 1938 when the girl was age 6 and continuing until she was removed from the orphanage in 1943. Complainant also accused Rev. Herman J. Lammers and Sr. Stanislas Kotska Willett, mother superior of the orphanage 1940-44. Order settled 8/06 with almost all plaintiffs with claims.

Fr. Gerard Joseph Howell

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused along with his brother, Fr. Rodney Howell, of molesting dozens of students at school for deaf in New Orleans in the 1970s. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It notes allegation received 1978 of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. Also per 11/16 list, Howell was removed in 1980; however the Catholic Directories show he was on sick leave in 1978, then assigned to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Deaf Center in Baton Rouge, where he remained until sent to treatment in 1981. Reassigned 1982 to parish in Westwego LA. Absent on leave 1986-92. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019, noting allegation in 3/01 of abuse in the late-1970s at St. Francis de Sales Deaf Center in Baton Rouge. Returned to New Orleans in 1981, removed from ministry 1992. Living in South Dakota monastery in 2003. Removed from ministry. Reportedly in TX in 2019. Taken off archdiocesan payroll as ordered by judge in bankruptcy in 5/20. Medical benefits reinstated by same judge after Howell complained.

Seminarian Philip A. Hower

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Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Seminarian studying at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus OH in 1985, assigned to a parish in Sellinsgrove PA. Removed. Filed a RICO lawsuit in 2004 against the U.S. Church, claiming he was blocked from ordination for blowing the whistle on homosexual priests. The case was settled in 2005. Hower's name was included on the Diocese of Harrisburg's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. It revealed that Hower's sister told the diocese in 1988 that Hower molested her son when the boy was ages 5-7. Hower was a seminarian in 1988 for the Tucson diocese. Harrisburg informed Tucson. Hower was not ordained.

Fr. John A. Howlett

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Ordained in Ireland. In Lubbock, TX by 1960. Accused by several women of abusing them as children. Diocese first learned of allegations in 1980s. Claims arose again in 1993. Diocese gave settlement to at least one alleged victim. Faculties removed. Returned to the Pallotine's in Dublin, Ireland. Personnel files released by Diocese 11/28/06. On Amarillo diocese's list 1/31/19; assigned there 1/61-7/66 and 2/71-7/77.

Fr. Carroll Howlin

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Accused in a suit filed in 8/02 of abusing a boy in 1975 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and on trips to KY. Howlin, who had worked as a mission priest in KY since 1977, was quickly removed. Another man alleging abuse as a boy by Howlin said he reported the incident to Bishop Imesch in 1993. The man's attorney said Imesch sent Howlin for therapy or a psych evaluation without telling the Lexington diocese about it, then allowed him to return to ministry. Permanently removed after a 2010 canonical trial. Living unsupervised in KY. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files in 3/13 as part of a settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Died 5/05/15. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. It notes two known victims from Whitley City KY in the 1990s. Multiple allegations of abuse starting in 1972.

Fr. Daniel J. Hoy

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Retired in 1998. One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of allegations involving sexual abuse of minor. Last assignment: in residence at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Strafford. Died in 7/11 before investigation completed. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that investigation was inconclusive due to his death.

Bishop Howard J. Hubbard

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in 2004 of paying a teen for sex twice in the 1970s. Denied the allegation. Hubbard commissioned an investigation to examine this charge, and other allegations of sexual misconduct with adult males. His investigation found "no credible evidence." Went on voluntary leave after accused in a lawsuit in 8/19 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in the 1990s. Hubbard denied the allegation. Lawsuit filed in 9/19 claims sex abuse, along with two other priests, of a girl, during poker games in the rectory of a Schenectady parish in the late 1970s. Hubbard denied the abuse. Third suit, in 10/19, alleged abuse with another priest of a teen boy 1976-78. Fourth suit 10/19 alleged late 1980s abuse of a boy. A suit in 8/20 alleged abuse and rape in the mid-1970s of a boy, ages 9-11. New suit in 3/21, alleged abuse of boy, age 11, in 1977. By 9/21 Hubbard had been accused in at least 7 lawsuits under the Child Victims Act of child sexual abuse. He was also accused in "dozens" of lawsuits of covering up the sexual abuse of children in the diocese.


Fr. John J. Huber

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the 814/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 2009 a man told the diocese that he was sexually abused by Huber as a boy. He said he had told Huber during confession that he was possibly attracted to men and that Huber told him he should attend 1:1 counseling with him. The man said that during some of the sessions Huber performed oral sex on him then gave him $20.00. The same man said that a Fr. Adams molested him in fourth or fifth grade. Huber died in 1998.

Fr. Barry M. Hudock

Ordained: 1996
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Hudock's name was added 5/18/18 to the diocese's list. Laicized at some point. Married. Per an online bio, he worked for nonprofits in WV, then settled in Albany, MN with his wife and seven children. Published author, blogger. Working in July 2018 for Liturgical Press at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It shows report in 2008 to diocese that in 1996-97 Hudock sexually abused a 17-year-old girl who was a student at Mercyhurst Prep. He was let go in 2008 from his job at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse NY after they were notified of the allegations. He had been living in Syracuse with his wife and children.

Fr. John Huels

Order: OSM
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Metuchen NJ

Accused in 1994 of abuse in 1970s of a 15-year-old boy in New Jersey. Admitted the abuse. A second victim came forward. Forced to step down as head of the Chicago-based Servites. Went to Africa for a few years. Hired 1997 by St. Paul University in Ottawa, ON, Canada. By 2002 he was still a priest and professor and vice dean of canon law at St. Paul's. St. Paul's said he took "medical leave for the treatment of severe depression" in 8/02 after allegation surfaced. Ottawa archbishop said Huels was leaving Servites and would seek laicization. In 9/18 he was still professor of canon law at Saint Paul's. He was removed from that position after publicity the same month.

Fr. Orestes M. Huerta

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dodge City KS

Extern priest from the Diocese of Boac in Philippines 9/97-9/2000. In residence at Sacred Heart Pastoral Center, Boac, without assignment, per Boac website 6/30/10. Per Dodge City website, allegations of abuse were made against Huerta and review board found them credible. Diocese notified parishes. On the Dodge City diocese's list of credibly accused 10/1/19, noting the alleged abuse occurred in the Philippines after Huerta's time in Dodge City.

Br. Dennis Huff

Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A man filed a complaint with Santa Fe police in 1/97 alleging rape and abuse by Huff on multiple occasions in the early 1980s at St. Catherine Indian School. He also alleged abuse by Fr. Christopher Kerr. Huff left the order some time before 1997. Accused in a 2014 lawsuit of rape in 1976 of a 15-year-old boy living in St. Catherine School's dorm. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17. Worked at a behavioral health center serving mostly native Americans beginning 1992; "retired" in 9/17 after the center received an anonymous letter about Huff's past.

Fr. Edward G. Huff

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 1992 two families in two days complained to Diocese that Huff had molested their sons. After treatment Huff was made a hospital chaplain in late 1992. Within two months several more families complained of abuse 1987-91. He was sent back to treatment and resigned from priesthood 7 weeks later. Pled guilty in 1994 to charges of improperly touching and providing alcohol to several youths. Sentenced to 15 mo to 5 yrs in prison as result of plea bargain. Other charges dropped. Allegation in 5/08 of molestation of an altar boy in early 1980s. Also, files show that on 6/14/15 Huff showed up at altar server training at a New Castle parish and asked a teen boy if he wanted to go to a Pittsburgh Pirates game with him. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Suit filed 9/18. Another filed 11/18.

Fr. Patrick J. Hughes

Ordained: 1953
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Native of Ireland. Accused of abuse of 12 yr old boy there in 1974. He settled with boy & family. Transferred to San Diego in 1988 w/ recommendation from Irish Bishop. Served in San Diego between 1988 and 1992 (3 assignments) before being transferred to Seattle for 1 year. Whereabouts unknown until 2007. Pled guilty in Ireland 2/10 to abuse of 1 between 1979-1983 and sentenced to 1 yr in jail. His history matches that of "Fr. Ioannes" in the Murphy Report.

Fr. William J. Hughes

Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused in a 1994 civil suit of molesting a 13-year-old girl 1983-84. Her parents found letters from him and told another priest. Hughes admitted his behavior. Transferred. Diocese destroyed the letters. Suit settled 1998 as part of of $5M settlement, which also included claims against Robert Peebles. Hughes left active priesthood in 1992. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Noted to have been removed 1989, and laicized. Dallas police raided diocesan headquarters in 5/19 related to the Hughes case and four others.

Fr. Joseph D. Hulko

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Sent for treatment six times between 1982 and 2003. Admitted to the diocese in 9/03 that he sexually abused a girl when he was chaplain at St. Francis Orphanage in Orwigsburg 6/71-10/71. His victim was a 14-year-old resident of the orphanage. Per diocese notes the abuse occurred over approximately one year, as much as twice per week. Retired 9/1/03. Moved to Robertsville, MO.

Fr. Ernest Karl Huller

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Two men filed separate suits (one in 11/02 and one in 3/03) alleging they were abused as students in the 1960s at Cathedral High School in Springfield by Huller. Huller was at the school 1959-70 as a teacher, guidance counselor and athletics director. He became the diocesan schools superintendent in 1970. In 7/04 the diocese settled with 46 clergy abuse victims for more than $7M, including two plaintiffs with allegations against Huller. Huller was an Army chaplain for 19 years. He died in 1997. A third accusation, by a woman claiming sexual abuse by Huller as a student at Cathedral High in the 1960s, was deemed credible by the diocese in 12/20. Settlement in 5/21 in the low five figures. Added to the diocese's list in 6/21.

Fr. John F. Hummell

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accusations received in 10/05 that Hummell abused a minor in the mid-1970s. Placed on leave in late 6/06 without faculties after diocesan investigation revealed a "patterns of behavior that would be considered sexual abuse." Case referred to Vatican.

Fr. David Huneck

Ordained: 2018
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

The diocese announced on 9/27/21 that on 9/19/21 that it had received notice of an allegation that Huneck "was engaging in sexual and other misconduct, including that with a minor." He resigned from his position as pastor of St. Paul of the Cross in Columbia City and as chaplain of Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, and was suspended from all ministry by the diocese. Huneck was added to the diocese's list of credibly accused. He was charged 10/8/21 with sexual abuse involving two females teenagers, one a minor. The two knew him from his role at Bishop Dwenger. Huneck allegedly invited them on two occasions to his parish home, gave them alcohol, groped them after he became intoxicated and, on the second occasion, exposed himself.


Fr. Robert D. Huneke

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Former Notre Dame rector. In 1980 a man reported to the diocese abuse by Huneke for years, starting when he was age 13. He also notified FL bishop where Huneke was working. FL sent him back to NY in 1982. Accuser went public in 1989 and again in 1993. Huneke left priesthood in 1989. Two other accusers came forward in 1993. In 2002 the first accuser learned that Huneke was working as a high school guidance counselor in Atlanta and notified Order that ran school; Huneke was fired. Huneke died in 2002. Identified as Priest M in the 2003 Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report. Suit filed 10/18 by a man alleging he was sexually abused by Huneke at age 9 in 1981 while attending Christ the King church and school in Tampa. On Rockville Centre diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Walter Edward Huppenbauer

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

"Retired" under restrictions in 1994. Removed from public ministry in 10/02. Accused in a 1993 complaint of abusing a girl in the 1960s. At least one claim included in 2003 $8M settlement by Chicago archdiocese. Also at least one claim in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Permanently removed from public ministry per 9/05 announcement. Laicized in 8/10. Personnel file released by archdiocese in 11/14. Died in 12/14.

Fr. James P. Hurley

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Hurley's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 11/14/98. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse in the late 1950s and 1966-67.

Fr. John F. Hurley

Ordained: 1945
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per statement released by the Diocese of Spokane in 11/07, Hurley was named in accusation that was found to be admitted, credible or proven. He spent most of his career at Gonzaga Prep, and died in 10/16/98. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. Subsequently in 12/18, the President of Gonzaga Prep announced that the inclusion of John Hurley's name was a mistake, and the the allegations were actually against James Hurley, SJ.

Fr. Michael F. Hurley

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. It notes allegation received in 1945 of abuse in the 1940s, and that he left the archdiocese in 1955. Died 8/3/05 in Clarkdale AZ, where he had been pastor of St. Cecilia Mission Church. Per his obit, Hurley went from New Orleans to St. Leo's in Chicago until 1961, then to parishes Tucson AZ 1961-63, Phoenix 1963-69, Tempe 1969-71, Bullhead City 1971-74, Sun City 1974-76, then Clarkdale 1976-2002, when he retired. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019.

Fr. Patrick M. Hurley

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK

Named among seven clerics by the diocese in 8/19 as having allegations of sexual misconduct against them involving minors or vulnerable adults. Allegedly involved in sexual misconduct with minors 1984-85. Assigned to the diocese 1983 until returning to his order in 1985. Assigned to St. Elizabeth parish in Linden, NJ when arrested in 11/91, charged with buying cocaine. Sent to the midwest for treatment. Returned to ministry.

Fr. Paul William Hurley

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Arrested and indicted in 2002. Accused of abuse of a 15-year-old boy in 1987-88. He paid the boy $100 after each incident. Pleaded not guilty and denied the allegations. Convicted in 6/06. Immediately began serving a 3-year provisional sentence. Sentenced in 7/06 to 4 years in prison followed by 5 years probation. Involuntary laicization in 2006 announced in 1/07. Released on probation. Living in Sandwich, MA as of 1/10. On sex offender registry.

Fr. James Hutchinson

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 1979. Accused of in 2002 of abusing at least one 9-year-old boy in 1960 at St. Thomas More Parish in Braintree. Hutchinson reportedly had a reputation of asking very intimate questions during confession and of using the confessional to learn of peoples' weaknesses. The family of the priest apologized to the victim's family in 2002.

Fr. Raymond L. Hyder

Ordained: 1929
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a civil suit filed in 5/03 of molesting a teenage boy while assigned to St. Margaret's parish in Lowell, MA. Hyder was at St. Margaret's for most of his 46-year career, with the exception of 1951-1958. He died in 1975. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. John J. Hyland

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

Hyland was named publicly as accused by the Raleigh diocese on its list in 10/18. Allegations reported to the diocese around 2002, of abuse in 1964. The Raleigh list notes that there were also "subsequent reports of abuse." At the time of the reported abuse, Hyland was in residence at St Pius X church in Greensboro, where he was listed in the Directory as assigned until 1973. Then he was listed as retired until he died on 11/23/75. The parish school had 312 students in 1963-1964 and 302 in 1972-1973. Greensboro became part of the Charlotte diocese when it was erected from the Raleigh diocese in 1971. Before then, the Raleigh diocese comprised all of NC. Per Charlotte list 12/29/19, allegation in 2002 of abuse of a girl 1964-1966 at St. Pius X in Greensboro.

Fr. Raymond A. Hyland

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

In 6/16 a 78-year-old woman stated publicly that Hyland sexually abused her when she was ages 11 to 14 . The woman, who went on to become an Ursuline sister, said Hyland stepped in to help the family after one of her sisters was struck by a car and died. She said he would take her and two other sisters to plays, the circus, and such. She also said she told the archdiocese of the abuse in the mid-1980s, and the two priests who interviewed her asked her what she did "to activate his interest" in her. Hyland died 5/20/95. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.