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.

Seminarian David Haas

Well-known liturgical musician and composer. In 2020 news became public that Haas had long engaged in sexually predatory behavior toward young women. A report by Into Account in 10/20 contained allegations by 44 women of spiritual and sexual abuse over 41 years. As a seminarian for the Saginaw diocese in 1979, Haas is accused of raping a girl, age 13, during a religious retreat in MN. The girl allegedly reported the abuse at the time and was shamed into silence by Revs. Michael Korf, Robert Carlson, and Archbishop John Roach. Haas denied the allegation. The Into Account report mentions rape and assault of girls ages 13-17 early in his career, after which he "learned" to wait until his targets were age 18. Haas did not go on to ordination.

Fr. Joseph H. 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

Died: 06/7/1979
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

Died: 12/28/2009
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

Died: 10/23/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Per a 4/02 news report, Haen abused at least three boys in the 1940s. One accuser 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

Died: 10/10/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused in a 9/19 lawsuit, along with Msgr. Raymond Hebert, Srs. Martin Marie, Gertrude Marie (Sr. Alvin Marie's twin), 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 10/10/07. Accused in a 3/22, along with Fr. Sean L. Rooney SDB, of abuse of a boy in his teens at Hope Haven in the 1970s.

Fr. Arthur J. Hagan

Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Died: 03/22/1963
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 1/19/11. 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 archdiocese's list reported 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

Died: 05/1/2005
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.

Sr. Gertrude Marie Hagan

Order: SSND
Status: Settled

Died: 09/27/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Sued in 2005. One of several religious (including her twin, Sr. Alvin Marie) accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children. At least one claim was included in an almost $5.2M settlement with the Archdiocese in Fall, 2009. Accused in a 9/19 suit along with two other nuns, a priest and a lay employee of Madonna Manor, of abuse of a boy at the facility over 10 years, beginning in 1965.

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

Died: 07/25/1975
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 in 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 the 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

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 02/7/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused in 4/19 news reports. In 2018 the diocese reviewed an allegation against Haggerty from a man. Haggerty joined the Franciscan Order in 1950. Among his assignments were principal of Archbishop Walsh High School and, in 1969-74, director of youth retreats at Christ House in Lafayette, NJ. He also worked in Washington D.C., Brookline, MA, Tampa, FL and Butler, NJ. Haggerty died 2/7/91.

Fr. Jude Clarence Francis Hahn

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Madison WI

Accused of sexually abusing a minor boy in 1976. Civil suit filed in 2/94. Hahn admitted in a deposition to having sexual contact with four teenage boys, including the plaintiff, in the 1970s and '80s. A teacher at St. Lawrence Seminary High School told the Order in 1981-82 that Hahn, a dormitory supervisor, was having inappropriate contact with students. Left priesthood in 1993 and requested laicization. Pope approved the request. Died in 2008. Included on the Capuchins St. Joseph Province list of those with substantiated allegations against them.

Fr. Mark A. Haight

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Diocese knew of allegations of child sexual abuse against Haight from early in his priesthood. On leave of absence 1980-1985; instead of going to treatment in 1980 after allegations, got a job teaching children, with a letter of recommendation from Bishop Hubbard.  Sent to treatment at the House of Affirmation in CA in 1985, and in 1989 to the Servants of the Paraclete in NM. Diocese reportedly settled with at least two men, in 1989 and 1997, who alleged they were abused by Haight years prior. Reassigned as hospital chaplain in 1990. Removed from position in 1996 after hospital learned of his history. Allegedly abused a youth in Baltimore while still a seminarian in the mid-1970s. Civil suit filed in Boston in 10/04 claiming abuse by Haight and another priest at church in Colonie, NY and during trips to MA. Possibly at least six more victims. Suit filed in 1/18 in VT by a man alleging Haight sexually abused him there as a boy. On diocese's list 11/30/18. Settlement of $750K in 6/22.

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. Kent Hajduk

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Died: 01/24/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Named publicly by the Province of St. John the Baptist Franciscans in 1/21 as having substantiated allegations against him of child sexual abuse. Hajduk left the order and was was laicized. He died 1/24/18. Included on the Archdiocese of Detroit's list 1/14/21. On the Cincinnati archdiocese's list 2/14/22.


Fr. Michael F. Hale

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 06/15/1975
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Included in the MI A.G.'s 10/22 report as the subject of the sexual abuse of minors. Hale's personnel file shows an incident in his car in 1955 with a boy, age 15, who was hitchhiking, and mentions his "old problem." In 1956 two teenage boys at a Hancock parish told a priest that Hale took them and other boys on boat rides, gave them beer and sexually propositioned one of them multiple times. He also is said to have given boys alcohol in the rectory. Hale was sent to the Servants of the Paraclete in NM in 1956 then reassigned to a Caspian parish. Accused by 1968 of "sexual impropriety" with a boy at a Trenary church. He was then assigned as pastor of a Hubbel parish. In 1972 the father of a boy told Bishop Salatka that Hale had taken "liberties" with his son and that he should stop taking young boys to his camp. In 2004 a man reported that Hale had sexually abused him as a teenager. The same year, accused priest Joseph Carne said that he had been abused by Hale, leading to "lifelong troubles." Another man came forward in 2007, alleging abuse as a boy by Hale. Hale died in 1975. He appears to have remained in active ministry until his death.


Fr. Sidney P. Hall

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Died: 09/13/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 2022 of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl in 1966, while assigned to Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Hall was sent to Mexico to minister in 1966, returning in 1971 to Sacramento. He worked in parishes in Placerville, Galt and Knights Landing. He was involved in the diocesan Hispanic Apostolate, Cursillo and Marriage Encounter. He was also chaplain at Shriner's Hospital and a police chaplain. Per his obituary, Hall retired in 2002. A diocesan biography shows that Bishop Garcia asked him to step down as pastor from St. Peter's in June of that year due to concerns about his health. He was asked to help out at a West Sacramento parish, and did so for three years. Hall died in 2016.


Fr. Renald C. Hallee

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

A woman filed suit in 3/10 against Hallee and the diocese alleging that he sexually abused her 1970-1973, beginning when she was age 8 and he was assigned to St. John's Parish in Bangor ME. The court ruled in favor of the diocese and Hallee due to the statute of limitations. The woman settled with the diocese but appealed the decision regarding Hallee; it was reversed in 1/12. Hallee's last assignment as a priest was in 1977. He spent time the same year at the House of Affirmation in Whitinsville, MA, stayed in MA and married in 1983. He was a teacher in Lexington MA 1978-2007 and was laicized 5/4/09. As a volunteer at a parish in Billerica MA, he was allowed to chaperone teenagers on a church trip in 2010, despite having informed the parish priest about the lawsuit. The woman's suit against Hallee was dismissed by the ME Supreme Court on the statute of limitations. The court said she had not tried hard enough to locate him and serve him with a lawsuit. In 2020 the diocese received a report that Hallee sexually abused a high school student in the early 1970s. The allegations were deemed credible by the Diocesan Review Board, as announced in 1/22. 


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
Ordained: 1953
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 8/82, 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

Died: 01/30/1999
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

Order: OFM
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

Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Died: 02/10/1985
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. Robert W. Hammond

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Died: 11/5/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Accused in a 2/03 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy in 1979. Hammond was director of the Catholic youth summer program at the boy's parish. Same accuser and and three others also alleged that they were abused by Rev. Albert Cason. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, Hammond was "unassigned." Bishop placed Hammond under restrictions pending investigation. Resigned from his last post in 2000 for "personal reasons not related to any criminal activity." Sentenced to life of prayer and penance, per diocese in 6/12. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of abusing a boy, age 12 or 13, between 1972 and 1974. The suit also alleges abuse of "multiple other children."  Hammond died in 11/21.

Fr. Augustine Hanchak

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 11/12/2001
Diocese: Diocese of Dodge City KS

Named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Dodge City on its list 10/1/19. It notes recent allegations of abuse occurring in the 1960s. Substantiated. Worked in the diocese 8/63-8/65. Died 11/20/01. Included in 11/22 on the Diocese of Superior's list, where he worked 1966-68 and 1976-84. Multiple allegations.

Fr. Walter A. Hancock

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 03/2/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

First identified publicly as accused on 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list, which stated: 'multiple allegations deemed substantiated.' Assignment list published by Owensboro diocese omits assignment as pastor at St Charles church in Livermore, as listed in 1987 Official Catholic Directory. Died 3/2/12.

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 T. Hanley

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Admitted in 10/4/03 deposition to abusing about 12 boys 1968-82; abuse included oral sex. Also said he had admitted the abuse to Bishop Rodimer in 9/85. Removed from ministry by Rodimer in 1986. Hanley admitted abusing Mark Serrano 1974-81 starting at age 9. Serrano went public 3/18/02. Serrano case was settled by diocese in 1987 for $350K with a confidentiality agreement. Request for laicization granted 2/7/03. One victim died by suicide in 2003. Diocese settled with 21 accusers in 2005. Served one year in jail on weapons charge. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Lawsuits filed in 12/19 by at least two new accusers. Died in 4/20.

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

Died: 10/20/2016
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. Name included on archdiocese's list of accused 8/25/11. Died in 2016.

Fr. Austin B. Hanna

Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Died: 01/9/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

"Fr. Gus." Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abuse, including rape, of a boy, ages 8-12, who resided at St. Joseph Villa in the 1970s. Hanna was chaplain at the home 1946-77. Per Hannah's accuser, a Sr. Betty discovered blood in the boy's underwear underwear, beat him and sent him back to Hanna for confession. Hanna died 1/9/06 at age 97. The same accuser alleged in a separate lawsuit that he was also brutally abused at age 16 in 1981 by a man who ran a church youth program, Dan Charcholla.

Br. Rogers Hannan

Order: SVD
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV

Named publicly as accused on the Wheeling-Charleston dioceses' list in late 2018. Accusation reported to Order 8/23/12 of solicitation of a minor in 2012. WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources notified 8/24/12. Hannan withdrew from Order 10/12. Case sent to prosecutor's office in 2014. Convicted, sentenced to 2-10 years in jail in McDowell County, WV.

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

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 12/27/1994
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. Joseph B. Hanrahan

Order: SSC
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 05/29/1990
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Columbans U.S. Province on its list in 2/22. A single allegation is noted, of abuse occurring in 1976. Hanrahan died in 1990. Per the Official Catholic Directory, he was assigned in 1976 to St. Columban in St. Columbans, NE.


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

Died: 04/24/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Publicly accused in 1993 of abusing three teenage siblings - a girl and two boys- in the early to mid-1970s. They first came forward in the early 1980s. In 6/03 a man said that in 11/92 he told Bishop Myers he was abused by Harbert beginning at age 14 in 1972 for two years, and by Fr. Francis Engles, and that he went to a news outlet in 2/93 after no action from Myers. The story didn't run until 9/93, after which the priests were removed from public ministry. They both admitted to the abuse. Harbert had been working as a nursing home chaplain. Another man said that in 10/93 he told Myers the two priests had abused him in 1980, and another said Harbert molested him as a boy in 1969. 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 4/24/03. His name was included on the diocese's list in 12/18.

Fr. John E. Hardman

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Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 04/20/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Mobile on its list 12/6/18. "Misconduct" noted to have occurred 1972-78. Worked at some point at Most Pure Heart of Mary parish in Mobile. Also worked in New Orleans. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. In residence at some point at St. Catherine of Siena in Donaldsonville, LA. Hardman died in 2007. 


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

Died: 02/22/2013
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 reorganization documents for the 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. The Fairbanks diocese's list of perpetrators in 2/20 shows there were 10 victims.

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. Lionel A. Harnish

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 06/10/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

First named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 11/10/18. Per news in 1981, had three adopted sons. Removed from ministry in 1986. Died in 2011. (The 2007 list erroneously noted his death to have been in 2007.)

Fr. Michael D. Harriman

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Monsignor. Sued under the CA Child Victims Act which took effect 1/1/20. Accused of sexually abusing boy(s) at St. Vincent's Boys Home and CYO Camp in the early 1980s. Denied the allegation(s). The review board did not substantiate the claim(s). In active ministry in 6/22.


Fr. John M. Harrington

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Died: 08/22/2009
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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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 03/5/2004
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

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 07/26/1996
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

Died: 09/7/1972
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

"Father Harry." Accused in a 1/06 lawsuit of raping 4 of 8 siblings 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. He 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. Brennan Harris

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

First named publicly as accused on Indianapolis archdiocese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have one victim, abuse allegedly occurring in 1971. On Lake Charles diocese's list 4/11/19; multiple victims noted, occurring 1983-87 in Lake Arthur, LA and Port Arthur, TX. Principal of St. Maria Goretti High School in Lake Arthur. Diocese received allegations 1991 and 1995. Removed from ministry by Order. Died in 1993.

Fr. John E. Harris


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 F. Harrison

Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Monsignor. Sheriff's Office and Police chaplain. Adopted 8 boys. Suspended in 4/19; investigation of inappropriate touch of a boy, ages 14-16, decades prior in Firebaugh. Report to diocese in 4/12; diocese told police three days later. Harrison denied the claims. The Bakersfield community responded with overwhelming support for Harrison. In late 4/19 two more men alleged  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 the statute of limitations. In 2/20 the Fresno DA said no charges due to the statute of limitations, 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

Order: OFM Cap
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. Included on the Capuchin's list of those with substantiated allegations against them.

Fr. James A. Harrold

Order: SMA
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 08/30/2009
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. Joseph priest, Cheyenne bishop 1976-2001. Resigned. Two allegations to KC-St. Joseph in 1989 and 1992 of abuse of boys in the late 1960s-early '70s. Psych eval, returned to ministry in WY. Accused in 2002 of abusing a boy in 1976 in WY. D.A. cleared, accuser discredited. Accused in 2004 suit by 3 men of abuse as boys. More suits in 2005. Settled in 8/08. New suit in 11/11. Settlements in 2014. By 7/18 named by 10 in lawsuits. Investigation in 2018 after a man alleged abuse as child in WY. Investigator said credible, that the 2002 investigation was flawed and those claims were credible. Report to Vatican in 5/18. Restrictions on Hart continued; he 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 in 11/19, there were 6 male accusers of abuse as teens 1977-83. "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. In 10/22 Hart, age 91, was to return to KC to live in a senior facility.

Fr. Paul S. Hart

Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

In 2012 a woman reported to the archdiocese that when she was a 17-year-old high school student in 1990 Hart sexually abused her. She was a participant in the CYO at St. Ann's in Metarie, where Hart was assigned. The archdiocesan review board determined that Hart had abused the girl. Because canon law at the time stated that adulthood was at age 16, Archbishop Aymond told the Vatican that Hart had not abused a minor. Hart was allowed to remain in active ministry. In 1/22 he stepped down from his job as chaplain of Brother Martin High School after the school learned of the earlier allegation. Hart and the archdiocese reportedly said his retirement was due to health issues. Hart reportedly said that he had never been accused of misconduct with anyone under age 18.


Fr. Al F. Harte

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Died: 08/24/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

A woman filed suit 1/31/14 alleging that Harte and two other priests, "Fr. Bob" and "Fr. Allen", abused her on multiple occasions 1978-80 when she was a student at Holy Family Catholic School. Harte was at the parish 1976-89. The suit claims the diocese know of his behavior before her abuse. He died 8/24/02.

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

Died: 10/14/1987
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

Order: SM
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 when she was 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. Donald Hartman

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 11/15/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Multiple allegations. In 2/11, a man picketed St. Peter's Cathedral in Marquette saying he was abused on multiple occasions by Hartman in Champion in about 1960. Hartman was reportedly forced to leave the parish as a result of the abuse. Named in the MI A.G.'s 10/22 report. Accused in a 1991 lawsuit of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old altar boy at the Diocesan Retirement Home in Escanaba. Removed from public ministry in 1/92 and sent to St. Luke's Institute in MD. In 2002 a man told the diocese he was an altar boy in the late 1950s at a St. Ignace parish and that Hartman was "pedophilic." In 4/04 a man reported Hartman sexually abused him multiple times in 1953-54, when the man was age 14 or 15. He remembered that Hartman was arrested for sexually abusing boys while assigned in the Champion, Republic, Michigamme area. Accused in 2005 of abuse 1960-61 of an altar boy, age 11 or 12 in St. Ignace. Accuser said other boys were abused as well. His parents confronted Hartman, who was transferred. In 2010, another claim, of abuse of a boy, age 9 or 10, in 1963 in Champion. After a woman saw an incident, police were notified. Hartman was removed from the parish. He died in 1999. 


Fr. Richard G. Hartnett

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Order: SJ
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. Alan Hartway

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

The KC-St. Joseph diocese announced on 7/31/20 that it had received a credible allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor against Hartway. The Order announced the allegation the previous day. The abuse occurred when Hartway was assigned to St. James in Liberty, MO. Hartway was pastor of a Mead, CO parish when removed 11/27/19, due to the allegation. Included on the diocese's list of those with substantiated allegations. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Gerald Hartz

Ordained: 1959
Status: Charged

Died: 03/6/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Former superintendent of Sioux City Catholic schools. Charged in 9/95 with indecent contact with a girl, age 13. Took leave. Charges dropped in 12/95 when the girl would not testify and Hartz agreed to resign from assignment. In 9/96 a woman filed suit alleging that in 12/94 Hartz grabbed her, kissed her neck and touched her while in his church. Case later dismissed from federal court. "On special assignment" per 2002 Catholic Directory. Living in Bakersfield, CA in 12/08 per diocese website. Included on the Diocese of Fresno's list of credibly accused in 8/21. Noted to have retired in 2003, and faculties revoked in 2019. Died 3/6/22, at age 88.

Br. Harold Harvers

Order: OSF
Status: Sued

Died: 08/24/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

An 18-year-old graduate of St. Anthony High School in South Huntington, where Harvers taught, accused Harvers in a lawsuit in 1/95 of sexually harrassing and abusing her at the school three years prior. She said Harvers would brush up against her in the hallways, grab and kiss her. She also said he told her, among other things, that he was "having unholy thoughts about you." Harvers died 8/24/04. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse of a 12-year-old in 1969. The child was a St. Ignatius in Hicksville parishioner.

Fr. John X. Harvey

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 09/29/1971
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs to share in $24.8M settlement as well as 150 victims who settled earlier with the Wilmington diocese. One of the terms was that the Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Harvey was one of the 12. He died in 1971. of Assignments included Salesianum School.

Fr. Aloysius J. Hasenberg

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 01/24/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Resigned from St. Agnes in Iron River and retired in 1997 after allegations that he paid men for sex in the parish rectory. Sent to Immaculate Conception in Watersmeet, allowed limited ministry. Included in the MI A.G.'s 10/22 report. Criminal investigation in 12/02 for rape of a cognitively impaired man 12/9/02; Hasenburg allegedly had been paying the man for sex in the rectory for 3 years, as well as other men. Police found the allegations credible, but no charges. Sent to St. Luke Institute in MD for treatment. Accused in 2005 of abuse in 1948 or 1949 of an altar boy at St. Anne's in Menominee. Another allegation in 9/08 of abuse of an Iron River altar boy, ages 9-13, 1987-1991 or 1992. Removed from ministry and the rectory in 10/08. Diocese deemed the allegation credible. Case sent to the Vatican; prohibited from public ministry. Hasenberg went to live with friend in the Diocese of Superior, then to the Diocese of Green Bay. He was reported in 2009 to be wearing his Roman collar in public. He died 1/24/16, age 92.


Fr. Edward T. Haskins

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Died: 02/22/1981
Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Named publicly as accused on the Monterey diocese's list 1/17/19. Report to diocese in 1996 of abuse in the 1950s and 1960s. Haskins died 2/22/81. Included in 8/21 on the Fresno diocese's list of credibly accused.

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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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Died: 05/7/1988
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. Bruce Hausfeld

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1962
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Las Cruces NM

Placed on leave in 5/02 while order was continuing investigation of a single allegation against him of sexual misconduct with a minor. Allegation could not be corroborated when it was first reported 4/01; Hausfeld was allowed to continue in parish at the time. Diocese again cleared and reinstated him as of 10/02.

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. Joseph Havey

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Accused of abuse of at least 5 boys in the 1970s-80s. Sued in 1993. They and others say he provided pornography, drugs and alcohol. Suit dismissed in 1995 on SOL and dismissal upheld by appeals court. Two other claims were pending at that time. Havey left the priesthood and married. At least some claims settled as part of 2004 $3M mass settlement. Laicized 2/17/06. On diocese's list released 11/29/18.

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 B. Hay

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Died: 09/4/1974
Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Monsignor. Ordained for El Paso, incardinated into Las Cruces Diocese when it was formed in 1982. Died in 1974. A man filed suit 2006 alleging that Hay raped him and another youth in 1964 while assigned to Our Lady of the Light. The suit named El Paso diocese and Hay's supervising priest, who the accuser said ignored his requests for help. Case dismissed on SOL 1/09; plaintiff filed motion to recuse judge since he contributed to Church during the pendency of the case. Judge withdrew 4/28/09. New judge was to reopen the case 5/09. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19. In 11/18 a Catholic Elementary school named after Hay changed its name to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School.

Br. Robert E. Hayden

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Order: BGS
Status: Convicted

Died: 10/3/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Bro. Robert a/k/a "Paul" Hayden a/k/a Bro. Declan. Entered the Order in 1966 in Albuquerque NM. Worked with the disabled at Good Shepherd Manor in Momence IL, with the homeless in Philadelphia PA, in Miami FL and in Columbus OH. Sentenced to one year in prison in 1986 for sexually abusing mentally retarded men at a group home in Columbus. One resident contracted AIDS and died. A civil suit filed in 1993 accused Hayden and Bro. Fintan Shaffer of abuse. Also named was Order, which ran the home, and other religious. Suit settled in Fall 1997. Mother of victim was to donate proceeds to charity to help other victims. Hayden died in NM 10/3/09.

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

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

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Died: 01/1/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Marquette. In the mid-1970s opened a foster home for boys. Leave of absence in late 1977. May have gone to the House of Affirmation for treatment. Applied in 1982 for incardination into the Lansing diocese, granted in 1985. Removed in 1987. In 12/87 pleaded no contest in Livingston County to charges that he sexually abused a 15-year-old boy; spent 4 1/2 years in prison. Laicized in 1992. Allegation in 1993 of abuse of a 19-year-old male, who had gone to him for counseling, 20 years prior. In 2012 two more men alleged abuse as boys in Lansing. Healy admitted to sex with 18 boys, the youngest age 14. Marquette diocese announced in 9/19 it had received a report in 1996 of abuse by Healy 1968-72.  Allegation in 10/19 that Healy abused abused many children who lived with him in the early 1970s while awaiting foster care. Allegations from 4 more men in 2018-2020 of abuse as boys by Healy. On Lansing diocese's list 9/27/19. Died 1/1/19. Included in the MI A.G.'s 10/22 report. 


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

Died: 12/7/2016
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. Lloyd P. Hebert

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 01/27/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Reportedly in 1986 Hebert resigned after being accused of molesting an adolescent in Opelousas. A young man complained about him and wanted him removed from his parish; Hebert left Opelousas to live with relatives. In a 1988 deposition former Bishop Frey characterized him as a child molester who was suspended by the diocese. Hebert died in 2004. On diocese's list in 4/19.


Fr. Paul L. Hebert, Jr.

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 05/5/2010
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 1990-1996, 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. On the diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. John F. Heckel

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Died: 06/21/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Assigned to St. Anthony of Padua in Wilmington 1960-61. Accused of abuse by one person at Salesianum High School in 1969 in a suit filed 6/15/09. Died 6/21/02. Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs will share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Heckel (spelled Heckle) was on the list.

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. Reportedly laicized in 2018. Subject of FBI investigation in 2022.

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

Died: 01/29/2018
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 1/29/18, per archdiocese's updated list 11/28/18.

Fr. Herman L. Heide

Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Died: 05/17/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Heide eligible for the IRCP. Died in 1997. Claim settled in 2/20 in the low six figures, in the case of the abuse of an altar boy, ages 10-12, 1967-69, at St. Joseph Parish and School in New York.

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

Died: 11/24/1969
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. Included on the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese's list of credibly accused in 2/13. 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 in 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. Alphonse Rodrigue Hemond

Order: MS
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 10/23/1990
Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

Ordained for the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette. Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in 1978. Worked in West Warwick, RI; Ontario, Canada; Baton Rouge, Scotlandvilee and Maringouin, LA. Retired and died in 1990. Allegations received in 11/92, 5/02 and 6/02 of abuse in the 1960s-1970s while at St. Tomas More in Baton Rouge. On Galveston-Houston's list 1/31/19. On Baton Rouge diocese's list 3/27/19. Noted to have left Baton Rouge in 1968.

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. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1991
Status: Charged

Died: 01/26/2022
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

"Brother Pius." Took vows in 1962 as a Franciscan brother in Cincinnati. Assistant Director of the Over-the Rhine Youth Club in 1966. Transferred to the Philippines in 1984. Left the Franciscans in 1986.  Ordained for the priesthood, worked in the Diocese of Naval, Philippines for 37 years. Would return to Cincinnati in the summers. Arrested in Naval, Biliran Province, Philippines in 12/18. Accused of abuse of 10 boys there, as young as age 7; may be at least 50 victims. By 11/19 around 20 had come forward. Some lived with him and were allegedly abused during baths with Hendricks. The Cincinnati archdiocese denies authority over Hendricks, but says it did raise money for his Philippines mission. Died 1/26/22, while on trial for the sexual abuse of two boys, who were brothers. Included on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans List in 6/22.

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

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

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

Born Michael P. 6/28/1918 in Ireland, where he was ordained. 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.

Br. Paul Kevin Hennessy

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Died: 06/14/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Entered the Order in 1949, professed final vows in 1958. Named in a 2005 civil suit. Accused of abuse of the plaintiff when plaintiff first joined the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Hennessy was his first superior. Abuse alleged against other defendants as well as claims of sexual harassment and other issues. Plaintiff's appeal was dismissed by the NY Supreme Court in 10/09. Affiliated with Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America Province in Venice FL diocese as of 5/10, and living in Arcadia, FL. Died 6/14/20 at the Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Br. William A. Hennessy

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Died: 09/22/1978
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

Died: 03/5/1990
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

Ordained: 1933
Status: Sued

Died: 07/23/1992
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. The archdiocese did not reply to the man's letter until 8/11. They admitted in their response that the archdiocese had spoken to several other individuals who had been abused by Henrich, but his 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. Steven Henrich

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Removed from public ministry in 1/17 and placed on permanent restrictions due to allegations of "inappropriate touch of minors" occurring in the late 1970s in MN. Added to Phoenix diocese's list, where he did administrative work for the Crosiers 2004-09. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

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. Joseph Henry

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Order: OAR
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused on the Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. Sexual abuse in 1961-62 reported to the archdiocese in 2012. Henry was an extern priest. Deceased. Per the NE A.G.'s 11/21 report, Henry's victim was a 9- or 10-year-old altar boy when Henry sexually abused him over several months in 1962-63. The boy's father reportedly told the parish pastor, who confronted Henry. Henry was kept in ministry at the parish.

Fr. Joseph Michael Henry

Order: MM
Ordained: 1933
Status: Sued

Died: 11/13/1974
Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

From Ireland. Assigned to Bedford MA, Manchuria, Cincinnati OH, Hawaii. Arrived in Hawaii in 1949, for one year at a Honolulu parish, then named pastor of St. Anthony's in Oahu in 1950, where he remained until his death 11/13/74. In a 1991 petition against Bishop Joseph Ferrario, a man named Fr. Henry as the priest who first sexually abused him as a child, during 1964 -1972. Allegedly, the boy told later told Ferrario, (Henry's successor) of his abuse by Henry, then Ferrario began abusing him, too. Henry was named as abuser in a 2012 civil suit by another man who alleged abuse by both Henry and Ferrario. Also accused in a 2013 suit of abuse in the 1950s. At least six allege abuse at St. Anthony's 1952-1974. Two more complaints vs Henry filed 4/13/16.

Fr. Patrick Henry

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Placed on leave in 6/07 after a complaint that Henry sexually abused a boy, age 14-15, at Boys Town in 1972, prior to ordination. Henry worked at Boy's Town in the late 1960s-into the 1970s. The archdiocesan review board deemed the allegation credible. Matter forwarded to the Vatican. 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, where he was incardinated in 1997. Included on the Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes a report to Cleveland in 2008 of abuse 1970s-80s. Laicized, per the Cleveland diocese's list in 6/19. Per the NE A.G.'s report in 11/21, there are six known victims, all boys, ages 12-16.

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.

Br. Gilbert Leroy Hensley

Order: OP
Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 05/31/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused in a civil suit filed 10/26/07 of sodomizing a boy at least four times in the 4th and 5th grade in the late 1970s at St Vincent Ferrer parish in River Forest IL, where Hensley worked 1971-1986, after assignment at nearby St Thomas Aquinas Priory 1962-1971. To show prior notice, suit alleged Hensley's jaw was broken by a minor male in a gay bar in the mid-1970s. A 3rd boy was allegedly fondled once by Hensley at the parish school in the late 1970s and a 4th minor male was reportedly willing to testify. Rev Vincent Bryce, Hensley's pastor at St Vincent's, admitted abusing a boy there. In 1986-2005 Hensley lived at Blessed Sacrament priory and parish in the Madison WI diocese while working at Edgewood Elementary School. After the attorney for the man who filed suit contacted the Dominicans in 2005, Hensley was moved to the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters in Sinsinawa WI, where he lived and worked 2005-2014. Hensley, whose religious name was Bro Angelus, died on 5/31/14.

Fr. Jerome M. Henson

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Caught in "compromising position" in 1981 in a graveyard at night with 13-year-old boy in Sacramento. Sent to Reno under Bishop McFarland, who sent him to Orange in 1984. (McFarland became bishop of the Diocese of Orange in 1986.) Placed on leave in 2002. Two separate suits filed 2002. Also worked in the Oakland diocese. Claims included in 2005 $35M settlement to 33 victims. Order's insurance company did not want to pay $1.5M to reimburse Diocese for settlement. Status per Orange diocese in 8/16 was "Life of Prayer and Penance". On Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19. It notes two reports received in 2003 of abuse of boys under age 14, occurring 1978-81. Included on the Dominicans Holy Name Province list in 10/21.

Fr. John Herber

Order: CPPS
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. Last shown the in 2012 Directory, at a Carthagena OH parish, Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Name on Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18, noted to have "multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children." The list erroneously notes that he was deceased; he died in 2020 and is buried in Carthagena, OH. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. 


Fr. Harold Herbst

Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Died: 09/1/1979
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

Died: 03/17/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Monsignor. Retired in 1995. Sued in 12/03. Accused of abuse of two brothers, ages 5-19 and 10-15, starting in 1959. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. Appeals Court ruled in 5/08 that the 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 the statute of limitations 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

Pleaded no contest in 1998 to charges of sexually assaulting a boy and making child pornography. His housekeeper discovered the porn in 1997. Served 2 1/2 years in jail, released in 2001. Named by eight in subsequent civil suits. A 2002 jury award of $800K to one. Other suits then settled. Convicted of exposing himself in a mall parking lot in 9/05. Sentenced to 120 days in jail. Sent to jail in 7/08.  Judge added four months for probation violation for 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. Per the NE A.G. report in 11/21, Herek made pornographic images of boys from his parish and engaged in sexual misconduct with boys throughout his priesthood. The first complaint to the archdiocese was in the 1970s. There are 43 known victims or possible victims. 


Fr. Mel W. Hermanns

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 01/24/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Pastor of Our Lady Gate of Heaven in Chicago 3/18/12. Removed 9/12; living under supervision. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. First incident in 1969 involved St. Lawrence Seminary student. Reported in 1993. Order paid for student's counseling. Hermanns sent to Paracletes. Also reported in 1990 for suspect conduct involving physical activities with minor males. Died in 1/21. Name included on the Chicago archdiocese's list in 10/22.

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. Harold F. Hermley

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 02/10/1983
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused in a 4/09 civil suit of abusing a boy 1970-72, while the boy was a student at Salesianum School and during visits to NJ and Philadelphia. Taught at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA 1964-67; removed after possible allegations. Transferred to Philadelphia in 1972. Oblates in DE and PA announced $24.8M settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims who filed suits in DE. One of terms was release of names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Hermley was on the list. Died in 1983.

Fr. Robert J. Hermley

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/30/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in 2003 of abuse of boy in Philadelphia 1976-80. Reported in 1987 to his Order for having abused a youth in the early 1980s in NJ. Convicted in 1982 in PA of indecent assault of boys, ages 13 and 14, during Wilmington assignment. Received three years probation. Reinstated to ministry same year in VA. Retired in 2003. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report. Died 8/30/09. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.

Fr. Alfred Hernandez

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Died: 05/26/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Monsignor. Work included chaplaincies at juvenile detention facilities. Accused in lawsuit filed 10/14 of repeatedly sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy, who was first grader at his parish school, in 1993. Hernandez was pastor of St. Ignatius in Highland Park at the time, having been there for 18 years when he retired in 1996. The suit claimed the boy's teacher would send him to the rectory, where the abuse occurred. Plaintiff said the priest made him read bible passages while sodomizing him. Settled in 3/17. Hernandez died 5/26/14.

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

Died: 10/25/2013
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. John Beaman Hesch

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Died: 06/5/1994
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 was 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.

Fr. Marcan Hetteberg

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 04/15/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Named publicly by the Province of St. John the Baptist Franciscans in 1/21 as having substantiated allegations against him of child sexual abuse, and removed from ministry. Hetteberg died 4/15/04 in Cincinnati. He spent the bulk of his priesthood in the Diocese of Gallup. Added to Gallup's list in 11/21. Included on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's list in 2/22.


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. Richard H. Heymen

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 11/1/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19 (misspelled "Heyman"). It notes multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse in about 1958-61. Ordered by the Vatican in 2008 to a life of prayer and penance. Died in 11/20.

Fr. Gerald J. Hickey

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 10/17/2018
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 Archdiocese's list, either its Review Board found the accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. Retired; privileges still restricted in 10/15. Hickey died in 2018.

Br. Walter Hicks

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Order: FC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Member of the Brothers of Charity America District - Region of Our Lady of Charity. Accused in a 12/19 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 7-9, during 1978-80. The boy was a student at St. Peter's in Pleasantville. Hick's alleged victim came forward in at least 2003, when the diocese reportedly turned the claim over to prosecutors. Hicks is deceased.

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

Died: 11/23/2016
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

Died: 02/15/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Name appeared on a list of accused released by the Bristol County MA 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. Also in residence in the 1980s at St. Thomas Apostle in Washington DC.


Br. Thomas Higgs

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Order: SDB
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. Henry Brian Highfill

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Died: 01/23/2022
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Added to the archdiocese's list of accused in 8/20. Removed in 2018 after allegations of abuse, occurring 1975-81. Had left the area in the early 1980s; became a military chaplain, settled in Las Vegas. Worked in 1975 at a Houma LA parish, then part of the N.O. archdiocese. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse of an altar boy, age 10, in the early 1970s at a Metarie parish. "Improper relationship" with the boy for over 15 years. The alleged victim died by suicide in 1993. In 1994 his family showed a monsignor cards and love letters from Highfill to the boy; no action. In 8/18 family showed the cards and letters to Archbishop Aymond, but no further response. In 9/18 the family contacted the Las Vegas diocese, which investigated and found the allegations credible. A lawsuit was filed in 2019 by a man alleging abuse as an Air Force enlistee near Alexandria, LA in the early 1980s. Highfill's name was added to the Las Vegas diocese's list in 8/20. Reportedly in 12/21, Highfill was being investigated by the Air Force for alleged abuse in the 1980s of an airman and of a boy, age 11. Also, a woman told a news outlet that in 2002, she told the archdiocese that Highfill molested her at a Metarie church when she was 16 in 1975. Highfill died 1/23/22.

Fr. John Higson

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum, dated 2008, posted on its website 1/31/13.  Noted to be in "a lay state." Lawsuit in 10/17 claimed Higson sexually abused a boy, age 10, in 1988, in the bathroom of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Paramount. The boy was a CCD student.

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

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 10/16/1979
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. Albert Hillebrand

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 07/20/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Detroit archdiocese on its list 6/10/19. Removed from public ministry. Ordained for the Augustinian Order. Principal mid-1960s through mid-1970s of Austin Catholic Prep High School in Detroit. Appears to have left the Order in the early 1980s and to have become a priest of the archdiocese.  Died 7/20/99.

Fr. Daniel B. Hillen

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Died: 07/19/2003
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. Joseph Hiepvan Ho

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Extern priest from the Archdiocese of Sydney. Named publicly as accused by the Omaha archdiocese on its list 11/30/18. It notes reports to Omaha in 1990 of boundary violations and in 2010 of sex abuse. Ho left Omaha for Sydney in 1992. Omaha informed Sydney of the abuse in 2010. Per the list, Ho was still active in Sydney. The list updated 3/1/19, showed that Ho was no longer in active ministry as of 12/18. Per the NE A.G.'s report in 11/21, a woman reported to the archdiocese in 2010 that Ho sexually abused her, including rape, when she was age 13-14 in 1989 or 1990. The girl told her mom a few weeks later and the parish pastor. Ho was removed from the parish.


Fr. Patrick T. Hoare

Ordained: 2007
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Pastor of St. Matthew's in Charlotte when placed on leave in 12/19 due to an allegation that he sexually abused a minor 25 years prior -before ordination - in PA. Hoare denied the allegation. Police in PA investigated and found additional allegations that Hoare engaged in "inappropriate touching of relatives" when he was a teenager and young adult in the 1980s and 1990s. There were also complaints in the Diocese of Charlotte that Hoare was observed being "very touchy" with minors, including hugs and rubbing of shoulders or abdomens. In 7/20 the diocese announced that, based on recommendation from the Lay Review Board, Hoare would remain on administrative leave. Hoare appealed to the Vatican.

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. Included in 12/13 on the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese's list of credibly accused. 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. Pleaded not guilty 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. Raymond J. Hoefgen

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 01/17/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

The  diocese received a report in 1994 that Hoefgen sexually abused two girls, who were sisters ages 9 and 11, in the 1960s in Sault Ste. Marie. Sent to treatment. Allowed to remain in ministry. Confronted in 4/02 by diocesan officials after the sisters contacted the diocese. He admitted to his behavior with the girls, and said he also touched his niece. Sent to St. Luke's Institute for evaluation. Permanently removed in 5/02. Died 1/17/12. Included in the MI A.G.'s 10/22 report.

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. Emmett Hoffmann

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Died: 02/1/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT

Named as abuser in 12/30/11 civil suit filed against Diocese and Order. Plaintiff (a member of Cheyenne tribe) alleged Hoffman molested and raped her between 1955 and 1962 when she was a minor and he was assigned to St. Labre Mission School in Ashland. He started at the school in 1954. The girl was a boarding student. He left the Capuchin order and became a Diocesan priest. He retired from the mission in 1993 and lived in a retirement community on the reservation until his death 2/1/13. Per a 2017 news report, 5 former St. Labre Indian School students accused Hoffman of having molested them between 1955 and 1984. On the diocese's list 8/21/18 (as "Emmitt Hoffman.") On the Capuchins St. Joseph Province list of those with substantiated allegations against them.

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. Leo A. Hofstee

Order: OP
Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Died: 04/26/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Named publicly by the Dominicans Holy Name Province on its list in 10/21. It notes, "An allegation of an act of abuse was deemed established by the Provincial after consulation with the Province Review Board in 2018." (The list misspells his name "Hoffstee.") Hofstee arrived in the Philippines in 1945, where he spent the rest of his life working among lepers. He died in 1986.


Fr. Francis T. Hogan

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Died: 06/21/2010
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. G. Stuart Hogan

Ordained: 1924
Status: Sued

Died: 06/1/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Hogan's name was one of eight released in 6/18 by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian of priests accused of sexually abusing children. A 71-year-old woman stated in 6/18 that Hogan sexually abused her at ages 15-16 in 1962-63, while he was assigned to St. Gregory in Marion. She said her mother wrote and called the diocese to report the abuse, but nothing was done. The woman also said a classmate told her that Hogan had also molested her and that her reports to the diocese were ignored. Hogan retired in 1965 and died 6/1/85. Lawsuit filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act.

Fr. Leroy Jerome Hogan

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 10/4/2005
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

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 09/29/2008
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. Leo J. Hohmann

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Died: 01/24/1980
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Also known as Othmar Hohmann. Worked in the Bahamas, ND, UT, CO, MN. Name included on list released by Abbey 12/9/13 of monks likely to have offended against minors. Hohmann was accused by at least two women of groping, pawing and sexually assaulting them in the 1960s when they were children attending St. Joseph's in St. Joseph. The women told the Abbey, which did nothing. Retired in 1976, died 1/24/80. Also included in addendum to Duluth 12/31/13 list. Included on St. Cloud list 1/3/14. Accused in suit filed 1/13/16 of sexual abuse of girl ages 11-16, 1961-66, while he was St. Joseph's pastor.

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 in 1994 after he was injured in reported home invasion. Diocese stated in 9/15 he was no longer an active priest, but Holdren told a 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

Died: 10/8/2016
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. Frank Hollenbach

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 08/3/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Priest of the Diocese of Marquette, WI. Parish priest, high school teacher. Per obituaries, retired 1984, moved to Mesa AZ in 1989. Name quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Extern in L.A. at some point. Died 8/3/2005 in AZ.

Fr. David A. Holley

Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Died: 11/25/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Ordained for the Benedictines. Became a Worcester diocesan priest. First known abuse was of minors in MA. Sent to the Paracletes 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 during 1972-74 in Alamogordo NM; sentenced to 275 years. 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. A new suit was filed in Denver in 12/13. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused 9/12/17. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On the Amarillo diocese's list 1/31/19. On El Paso's list 1/31/19. On San Angelo's list 2/13/19. A new suit was filed 3/31/20 against the Servants of the Paraclete, the Las Cruces, El Paso and Worcester dioceses, and two Alamogordo parishes for abuse of a boy in the 1970s. Trial set for 2/23.


Fr. William Hollinger

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 10/18/1988
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

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 12/9/1982
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

Order: GHM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 09/20/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

"Del."  Named publicly as credibly accused by the Diocese of Owensboro on its list in 4/19, where he worked 1977-1988. No known abuse in Owensboro. Included on the Glenmary order's 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. Included in 1/20 on the Cincinnati archdiocese's list. Added in 11/21 to the Nashville diocese's list.


Fr. Gary Michael Holtey

Ordained: 1984
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Placed on leave in 5/04 during investigation of an international child pornography ring. Police and federal agents searched the offices at St. Charles Borromeo Church and seized computers. Pleaded guilty in 2/05 to 10 misdemeanor counts of possession of child pornography; sentenced to 3 years probation. In 2013 was listed on the MD Sex Offender Archive.

Fr. James A. Holtz

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Holtz resigned from his position 8/02 after the diocese investigated a report that he had sexually abused a minor in early 1980s while under the influence of alcohol. He had received treatment for alcohol abuse in the mid-1980s. Had been adjutant judicial vicar on the Diocesan Tribunal. Permanently removed in 2002. Reportedly, Bishop Raica was told in 2016 that Holtz was working as a sacristan and was seen helping an altar boy with his belt. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 2018. Its updated list in 4/21 shows that Holtz had been laicized.

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

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

Died: 09/9/2016
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." Included on the Orlando diocese's 10/6/21 list of credibly accused.

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

Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Died: 01/15/2007
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

Died: 10/16/2004
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

Order: OFM Cap
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

Died: 12/21/2014
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. Frederick J. Hopwood

Ordained: 1951
Status: Convicted

Died: 04/30/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Accused of abusing multiple people. Resigned in 12/93 after accusations became public. Criminal charges filed in 1994. Pled guilty. Sentenced to three years probation, treatment and 250 hours public service. Hopwood's roommate at seminary and later was future Cardinal Bernardin. Ordained by Bishop Russell of Charleston who made him Chancellor immediately after ordination. Died 4/30/17. On diocese's list 3/29/19. Lawsuit filed in 1/21 claims abuse of a boy for two years in the mid-1970s, beginning when the boy was age 13 and a St. John's Church and Cathedral School student.

Fr. Walter Hubert Maria Horan

Order: OP
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 04/8/1983
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Named publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. Died in 1983. No indication as to when or where the alleged abuse occurred. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese, where the province is based.) Added to the Diocese of Columbus' list 5/23/19. Included in 10/21 on the Dominicans Holy Name Province list.

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. Thomas Barry Horne

Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Died: 05/10/1985
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abusing Kay Ebeling (of City of Angels blog) at age 5 in the early 1950s in Bartlett, IL. He had been transferred there by the Archbishop of Chicago. He is accused of raping her in a rectory while her mother practiced on organ in the nearby church. Later article reported he also raped her sister. Kay and another woman filed suit against the archdiocese 8/3/11, alleging abuse when they were young children. Horne died in 1985. Included in 10/22 on the archdiocese's list of accused; allegation substantiated after Horne's death.

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. Bernard L. Horst

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Order: SM
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 02/15/2001
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Joined the Marianists, Province of Cincinnati, in 1931. Made perpetual vows in 1938. Ordained in 1945. Worked in OH, NY, PA, MI. Died 2/15/01. Included on the Order's list of accused 6/24/20. On the Cincinnati archdiocese's list in 2/22.

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. Richard L. Houck

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Died: 02/22/2002
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

First named publicly as accused on San Diego's 9/18 list. Houck reportedly molested a 10-year-old altar boy in 1968 while assigned to Most Precious Blood in Chula Vista. Victim came forward in 2004 and received a settlement. Houck died in 2/02.

Fr. J. Patrick Hough

Order: SJ
Ordained: 2011
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/19 of sexually abusing a boy , age 17, at Immaculate Conception in Albuquerque in 2011. The boy was involved in community service at the parish via a juvenile detention center. Hough denied the allegation. Per the Jesuits, Hough would not "engage in public ministry" " until this matter is resolved."

Fr. John W. Hough

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Order: SJ
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. Leo J. Houseknecht

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Died: 07/10/1990
Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In a 1/04 civil lawsuit, a woman alleged sexual abuse by Houseknecht when she was a student at Notre Dame High School in Bethlehem Township in the 1970s and Houseknecht was a teacher. She said Houseknecht spoke to her using crude/sexual language and that he inappropriately hugged her, his penis erect, at her family home. Per the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, the woman said Houseknecht and another priest knew she was being abused by Rev. Richard J. Giuliani. Houseknecht was an active pastor when he died in 1990 at age 53. His name was included on the 8/19/18 Allentown list of credibly accused.

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 in 6/02. Laicized in 6/04. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. George T. Hovanec

Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Died: 02/20/1965
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

In 4/02 a woman wrote to Archbishop Pilla that she was abused as a child by Hovanec 47 years before. She said she was in 7th grade when Hovanec touched and patted her in a very sexually inappropriate way before inviting her to the basement to count Sunday envelopes. She fled. He was unassigned 1961-65 and died in 2/65.

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: 2023
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.

Br. Regis Howitz

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Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused along with Rev. Charles Newman of sexually abusing a teen boy in the mid-1990s. Newman was principal of Archbishop Ryan High School and Howitz was a maintenance worker at the school. Newman allegedly plied the boy with drugs and alcohol Allegations against both men reportedly deemed credible by the archdiocese and Franciscans. Both ordered to live a life of prayer and penance. The boy died of a drug overdose at age 28 in 2006.

Fr. John A. Howlett

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Order: SAC
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 Pallotines 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

Died: 05/5/2015
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. Included in 4/06 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. 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.

Fr. Robert C. Hrdlicka

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Lincoln NE

In 1978 the father of four boys, ages 12-15, reported to Msgr. Crowley that Hrdlicka had sexually abused his sons during a recent camping trip. Hrdlicka was moved to another parish. He was also assigned as a state leader in a Catholic Youth organization. (Crowley is also the subject of substantiated allegations of abuse of boys.) Joined the Navy as a chaplain in 1986. Court martialed in 1993 and sent to prison after pleading guilty to indecent acts with minors in South Carolina and Sicily, Italy. Released from prison and from the Navy in 1999. In 2002 the four brothers demanded payment from the Lincoln diocese. Hrdlicka was laicized in 2005. His name was included on the diocese's list 4/2/19. Per the NE A.G. report released in 11/21, there are nine known victims.

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 by Hubbard, along with Fr. Francis Melfe and Fr. Albert DelVecchio, 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. Accused in a 2022 lawsuit, along with convicted priest Gary Mercure, of sexually abusing two young brothers beginning in the mid-1980s. Hubbard allegedly abused the younger brother once, and the older brother multiple times. Hubbard denied the allegations. He requested laicization in 11/22.


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.

Seminarian Eugene H. Hubert

Order: SSCC
Status: Sued

Died: 08/31/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Accused publicly in 5/19 of sexually abusing at least five boys when a Fathers of the Sacred Hearts seminarian and St. Mary's College student in Winona MN 1968-71. Claims filed by three brothers against the Winona-Rochester diocese. Left MN, went on to work as janitor for 30 years in Catholic and public schools in Albany, NY. Worked at summer camps in at least three states, drove school buses, volunteered for youth organizations. Accusations public in 12/18 of rape of at least two boys in the late 1970s janitor at St. Teresa of Avila school in Albany. Died in 1997. Lawsuit filed 8/19 with Albany claims.

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. Included in 6/22 on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans list.