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

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

Assignment Records: Why They Are Important

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

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

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

Volunteering for the Assignment Record Project

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

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

List of Assignment Records

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

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Fr. Gary Pacheco

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Two early suits filed. One settled in 1994. Denied allegations. Removed in 1987. Named in L.A. archdiocesan report as having abused one minor in 1975. Also named by Orange diocese on its list of accused priests. May also have been named in other litigation. Per his personnel file released in 5/12, Pacheco was laicized 3/12/94. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of abuse occurring 1975, and 1978-83 received 1988, 1992, 2004 and 2019.

Fr. Joseph Pacheco

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Monsignor. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse of a youth in the 1960s at parishes in Tulare and Merced. Died in 1992. In 12/06 the diocese agreed to pay the plaintiff $750K to settle the lawsuit. Diocese said it is aware of several other victims. Name included on the diocese's list in 8/21 of credibly accused.

Fr. John N. Paddack

Ordained: 1984
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Teacher, guidance counselor, parish priest. Accused publicly in 3/19 by one of five men who said Paddack abused them as boys in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, 1988-2002. The man said he was a Cardinal Hayes HS student in 1996 when Paddack molested him during counseling. Another accuser had come forward in 2012; the Archdiocese's Lay Review Board deemed his claims "unsubstantiated." Paddack denied the allegations. Remained in ministry. An eighth accuser spoke out in 6/19. Paddack resigned from his parish 7/2/19. Lawsuit 7/19 by man claiming church covered up Paddack and Rev. Donald Timone's histories of abusing and kept them in ministry. Suit filed 8/19 claims abuse of a 16-year-old male student of St. Joseph by-the Sea HS on Staten Island 2001-02. Four new suits in 7/20 claim abuse of teen boys 1987-90, 1990-93, 1995-97, 2002-03. Two more suits in 5/21, claiming abuse 1987-89 and 1996-98. New suit 5/21.

Br. Ruben Mark Padilla

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Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Included on the order's list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014. No details provided as to when and where the alleged abuse occurred. Placing Padilla in the Archdiocese of Newark, where the Irish Christian Brothers' North American Province is based.

Fr. Julian S. Pagacz

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Polish National Catholic church parish priest. Arrested in 1992, accused of raping two teenage girls while he was drinking with them in his home. In a plea bargain, he acknowledged enough evidence to convict him of indecent assault. Ordered to receive sex offender counseling and pay $300 fine for providing alcohol. The girls changed their stories at least once. One girl refused to testify and prosecutors dropped the charges in her case.

Fr. Ralph W. Pairon

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First named publicly as accused on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 9/12/17. From Belgium. Was priest of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (C.I.C.M.); sent by Order to the U.S. in 1954. Incardinated in the Santa Fe archdiocese. Transferred to San Antonio TX archdiocese in 1968, where he taught high school for 22 years. Died 10/5/14. Named in suit filed 11/18, accused of abuse of a 10-year-old girl at St. Thomas in Abuquiu, beginning in 1969.

Fr. Simon Palathingal

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Order: SDB
Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

From India. Arrested in 6/04; charged with sexual assault of a young boy in 1990-91 in Milwaukee. Working at time of arrest in South Amboy, NJ, Metuchen diocese. Left WI 1991 and lived in India for some time before living and working in several U.S.states 1993-2004. Diocese knew in 1993 when youth testified about abuse by his uncle, Fr. Dennis Pecore, and by Palathingal. Also abused in LA. Sentenced to 16 years prison in 2004. Released 12/11. Noncompliant on Sex Offender Registry 1/12. On Lake Charles diocese's list 4/11/19. Multiple victims noted of abuse in 2000. Allegations received 2000 and 2002.

Fr. Jose Palimattom

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Order: OFM
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Palm Beach FL

Arrested, charged with obscenity in 1/15 for showing child porn to a 14-year-old boy. Admitted behavior. Served 6 months jail then deported to native India in 6/15. Boy's father alerted police. Priest sought the boy's help to delete the photos. Assigned to Holy Name of Jesus, West Palm Beach since 12/14. Police said Palimattom had gotten in trouble in India for involvement with a boy. Diocese says background check prior to Palimattom's arrival showed no prior misconduct. Holy Name Administrator, Rev. John Gallagher, told police he was instructed that when Palimattom arrived he was to have no contact with minors without adult present. Gallagher, who also alerted authorities about Palimattom, claimed demotion/poor treatment by diocese as a result in 1/16. Diocese refuted claim. Gallagher filed suit v diocese 1/11/17. Appeals court dismissed the suit 5/18, saying court cannot get involved in church administrative issues.

Fr. John J. Palko

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA A.G.'s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Palko sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in the 1980s. She was a Bishop Guilfoyle High School student while he was assigned to St. Mary's in Gallitzin. Palko's victim informed the diocese in 2002. Bishop Adamec kept Palko in ministry and began an investigation of the victim, using intimidation tactics against her. The Grand Jury found that 'in the Allegation Review Board the Diocese holds all the rights, and the victim holds only the right to be harassed and questioned." Palko died 5/31/05.

Fr. Anthony D. Palmese

Order: OAR
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Accused of sexual abuse of a boy while at Holy Ghost Parish 1984-85. Archdiocese said it received accusation 12/30/13 and informed law enforcement. Assignments included parishes in New York NY, Topeka KS, Omaha NE and Orlando FL. Retired in 2009. Died 2/2/12. On Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. Added to Kansas City KS archdiocese's list as of 3/6/20.

Fr. Paul Palmitessa

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name appears on a list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Minneapolis-St. Paul archdiocese 12/5/13, where he worked 1956-82. Moved to San Diego Diocese 1982 -88. Excardinated from St. Paul in 1988 and joined San Diego. Retired in 1998, on limited duty until 2012. In 2013, no longer in ministry, living in the San Diego area. St. Paul learned of allegations in 1990 and told San Diego. Sent for eval and counseling, restricted him from being with boys and young men. Name not on San Diego diocese's 2007 list.

Fr. Joseph Pankowski

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Order: SDB
Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 05/21/1981
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2006 of abuse in the 1940s and 1950s. Worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Also worked in NY and NJ. Died in 1981. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians' list of credibly accused.

Fr. Eusebio Pantoja Segura

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Ordained in Mexico. Left the Claretians in 1973. After working in Chicago, Pantoja had assignments in NJ and TX, then spent nearly a decade working as priest in Mexico. Placed on leave by Diocese of Claya in 2004 after suit filed. Accused of abuse of a 14-year-old youth in the 1970s at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chicago. Suit settled. Added to Chicago archdiocese's list 11/28/18. On Corpus Christ diocese's list 1/31/19. On San Antonio's list 1/31/19. Accused in 2002 of abuse of two children in the archdiocese in the early 1970s.

Fr. Ernest C. Paone

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Concerns raised while in seminary. In 1962 St. Monica's pastor told Bishop Wright that he prevented Paone's arrest for "molesting young boys...and illegal use of guns with even younger parishioners." In 1964 D.A. told Bishop Leonard he "halted all investigations [of Paone] involving young boys." Leave of absence 1966. Moved to L.A. archdiocese, then San Diego diocese. Remained Pittsburgh priest "in good standing," allowed to minster in CA, and to work as a public school teacher. New report 1994 of abuse of PA boy in 1960s. Sent to St. Luke's for eval. Kept in ministry until faculties removed 5/02. Another allegation 6/02 of abuse in 1962-63 of PA boy. Resigned from ministry 2/03. A 2/06 memo showed Paone was hearing confessions for confirmation-age children in San Diego. Died 5/10/12. Suit announced 11/18. On L.A. list updated 12/6/18. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.

Deacon Joseph A. Papile

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Ordained: 1988
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Ordained as Deacon in 1988. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian said he has settled at least one claim with the Boston Archdiocese regarding allegations against this individual. Died 12/25/09. The Boston AD database 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical or criminal investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Michael Paquet

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in MN and IN. Removed from ministry 11/18/02 and dismissed from Order 09/16/05. Name included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information provided as to where he was assigned when abuse is alleged to have occurred. Director of Fort Wayne IN diocesan Retreat Center Retreat 1979-85, and youth minister. Living in Canada in 2014. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese's list. Name included on Ft. Wayne-South Bend diocese's list 10/18.

Fr. Edward O. Paquette, Jr.

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Burlington VT

Ordained for Fall River; faculties removed 1963. Serial abuser of boys. Sent to treatment in IN, worked in Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese. After 7 years, accepted into Burlington diocese; sent to treatment 1974 and '78; faculties removed 1978; per internal memo diocese could no longer could keep lid on things. Allegations in MA, IN and VT, including of abuse of a hospitalized male teen quadriplegic. First VT suit settled for $965K in 4/06. Named in 3/07 suit. Jury awarded $8.7M to one plaintiff 5/08. One suit settled 7/08. Another tried to mistrial 8/08. Third trial 12/08 awarded $3.6M. Laicization announced 5/09. Fourth trial 10/09 awarded $2.2M. In 5/10, 19 of 26 cases settled. Three on appeal also settled. Living in Westfield MA in Springfield diocese at the time. Four more suits filed 2010. Eleven settled 1/13. On Ft. Wayne-South Bend IN diocese's 9/18/18 list. Suit filed 8/19. On Burlington diocese's list 8/22/19. On Fall River list in 1/21.

Fr. Ronald H. Paquin

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pled guilty in 12/02 to 3 counts of child rape; sentenced to 12-15 years prison. At least 18 complaints reported to Archdiocese over a 20-year period; not permanently removed until 2000. Placed on leave in 1990, reinstated 1998. Six claims settled by church for over $500K. Named in report by NH Attorney General. Laicization announced 5/04. Announcement 10/2/15 that prosecutors' bid to have Paquin civilly committed to a facility for sexual predators was denied, after "qualified experts" deemed him not sexually dangerous. Released same day. Indicted 2/17 in ME on 29 counts of sexual misconduct with two boys in late '80s, some at camps in ME. Pled not guilty. Extradited to ME jail. Reindicted 11/17; pled not guilty to 31 counts. Found guilty 11/29/18 on 11 counts related to abuse of one boy. Found not guilty of abuse of the other. Sentenced 5/24 to16 years in prison. Appealed conviction to Maine Supreme Court in 2/20. Court upheld conviction in 4/20.

Fr. Michael Paraniuk

Ordained: 1981
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

A man told the archdiocese in 1995 that Paraniuk abused him in 1983. Archdiocese investigated and decided allegations were unsubstantiated. The man complained again in 2004. Paraniuk was placed on leave in 3/05 after payment made to his accuser from archdiocese's victims' compensation fund. He was reinstated in 10/05 after archdiocese investigated and again deemed allegation unsubstantiated. Paraniuk denied all allegations and said he had himself been fondled by two Franciscan priests when he was in his 20s in the 1970s.

Fr. Edmundo Paredes

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Pastor of St. Cecila's in Oak Cliff for 27 years. On Priest Personnel Board per 2009 Catholic Directory. Diocese announced in 8/18 that Paredes was being investigated after allegations in 2/18 that he had molested three teen boys over 10 years prior. Investigated in 2017 after allegations he stole from the parish; admitted to financial misconduct; suspended in 6/17. Fled at that time, possibly to his native Philippines. Arrest warrant in 1/19 after a fourth accuser surfaced. On diocese's list 1/31/19. In 5/19 Dallas police raided diocesan headquarters and other church properties; the raid was related to the Paredes case, and four others.

Fr. Austin N. Park

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Named publicly as accused in 12/18 by the Jesuits' Central and Southern Province. Abuse allegedly occurred in the 1960s. Worked in El Paso, TX; San Antonio, TX; Miami, FL; Grand Coteau, LA; Tampa, FL; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; Greenville, SC; Kinder, LA; Shreveport, LA; Mobile, AL; Puerto Rico; Oakdale, LA. Died in 2013. On San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19. A family member reported in 2013 that Park had abused two children in the archdiocese in the late 1950s-early 1960s. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. On Lake Charles diocese's list 4/11/19.

Fr. Kenneth R. Parker

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

Ordained for the Diocese of Raleigh. Worked in parishes that later became part of the Diocese of Charlotte when it was formed in 1971. The Raleigh diocese learned 11/13/09 of an allegation that Parker abused a minor in 1982. Parker retired in 1993 and continued to provide limited ministry. He denied the allegations. Faculties removed 1/19/10 after review board investigation. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Br. Anthony R. Parlangeli

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Order: SM
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Professed vows as a Marianist in 1963. New York Province. Worked in Fl and Puerto Rico. Per news in 3/02 a man said that at age 15 he was drugged and raped by Parlangeli on an overnight camping trip. Parlangeli said he was too tired to camp and rented a hotel room. Drugs caused convulsions; Parlangeli had to take youth to hospital ER. Police notifed; he was arrested. Charges later reduced to administering drugs illegally. Spent a brief time in jail. Transferred to Baltimore where he also abused. A 1994 civil suit settled. Left order in 1973, married and raised three children. Moved to CA. Died in 1997. Included on the Order's 6/24/20 list of accused.

Fr. George J. Parme

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

A man filed suit against the Diocese and Bishop in 2004 alleging abuse by Parme in 1954 when he was a 13-year-old altar boy at St. Aloysius in Wilmerding. Parme retired in 1989 and died 3/28/02 at age 78. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low five figures of sexually abusing an altar boy, ages 13-14, in 1958-59, while assigned to Most Holy Name in Pittsburgh.

Fr. Edmond A. Parrakow

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report. Per Greensburg diocese file, complaint early 1985, then counseling with a Fr. Benedict. Eval 5/85 at St. Luke's in MD. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment 7/85. Admitted to molesting about 35 boys over 17 years. NY archdiocese requested Greensburg PA diocese accept Parrakow; worked in Greensburg diocese 1986-89, without restrictions. Complaint 1/89 of behavior in PA with teen boy, suspended 2/89. NY archdiocese located him at Green Haven Correctional Facility in 1993. Laicized 2004. Accused in a 2/26/04 suit of abuse of two brothers in early 1970s. One claimed the abuse, including oral rape, began when he was age 10, and that Parrakow plied him with alcohol and porn. Suit accused Parrakow of transporting a third boy to PA in 1975 and abusing him there. On NY archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Thomas Parrott

Order: CM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Ordained for the Vincentians. Incardinated in 1974 into the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Allegation in 2010 that Parrott molested a boy over two years, beginning when the boy was age 14 in 1966 and a student at St. John's Minor Seminary in Kansas City. Parrott was his spiritual advisor and confessor. Parrott's accuser settled with the Vincentians. Parrott retired from Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese in 1987 and moved to Florida. He died in 1/96. Included on the Springfield-Cape Girardeau list 4/1/19. Also on the Vincentians list in 2020, which notes multiple allegations of abuse occurring in the late-1950s to mid-1960s, reported in 2002.

Fr. Bede Parry

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1983
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

A 6/11 suit alleged Parry, then a Benedictine priest and boys' choir director at Conception Abbey in northwest MO, sexually abused a boy in 1987 at summer choir camp. Parry had been affiliated with the abbey since 1973. He admitted to the Abbot in 1981 that he had been involved in three "inappropriate relationships" 1973-79. DIsmissed 2002. Became Episcopal priest in Las Vegas 10/15/04. Resigned in 2011 after suit filed. Admitted abuse of several. A second suit filed 7/11. Died 11/27/13. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. (No known allegations there.) On the Conception Abbey Benedictines' list 8/5/19.

Seminarian Eugene E. Parshall

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Scholastic, never ordained. Entered the Jesuits in 1955. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Abuse alleged in 1964 at Holy Rosary Mission/Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dismissed from the Order 5/7/64.

Fr. Carter Partee

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Named publicly as accused, with substantiated allegations, on the Franciscans' St. John the Baptist Province's list 10/9/20. It notes that Partee had left the order and was laicized. It does not reveal where or when the abuse took place. (Placing Partee in the Cincinnati archdiocese, where the province is based.) Added to the New Orleans archdiocese's list in 2020. Died in 2010.

Fr. Papa-Rao Pasala

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Ordained: 2001
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

From the Diocese of Nellore, India. Assigned for a time in 2001 to the Diocese of Oklahoma City. The diocese announced in 12/19 that Pasala had substantiated allegations against him of the sexual abuse of a 17-year-old girl in 2001. He was sent back to India in 12/01 after admitting to his behavior. He had returned to the U.S. and from 2014 was working in parishes in the Diocese of Baker, OR. He was removed from ministry in 12/6/19 after the old allegations were discovered by a law firm in OK reviewing files. Again sent back to India.

Fr. Gregory Patejko

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fargo ND

From Poland, where he was ordained. Worked in the Netherlands before moving to the US in 1968. Moved in 1972 from the Diocese of Trenton NJ to the Diocese of Bismarck ND. In 1984 a young man told a priest that he had been sexually molested by Patejko in 1976 in ND. Patejko had been moved in 1981 to the Diocese of Austin TX. In 1994 Fargo quietly settled with the alleged victim. Patejko returned to Poland in 1993 and died in 1996. His accuser said he knew of at least two other victims. Included on the Fargo diocese's list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated.

Fr. Daniel Pater

Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

In 1992 a woman told the archdiocese Pater sexually abused her beginning when she was age 14 in the early 1980s at St. Charles Borromeo in Kettering. Pater left for Rome to study in 1982 and became a Vatican diplomat in Africa, Australia, Vatican City and India. He admitted the abuse, which continued until late 1991 or early 1992 on his trips back to U.S. His victim and a second woman accusing Pater of abuse as a teen in the early 1980s sued in 2004. The suit was withdrawn after a 6/06 ruling by Ohio Supreme Court. On 2/21/14 it was announced that Vatican sentenced him to life of prayer and penance as of 1/21/14. Still a priest but no privileges. Soon hired as a bus driver for the county and by an Episcopal church in Lincoln Heights as music director. Fired from that church in 10/19 after inquiries by a news outlet.

Fr. Timothy Pathe

Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

From Ireland. Monsignor. Worked in the Mobile AL diocese until 1942. Army chaplain 1942-46. Priest of the St. Augustine FL diocese 1967-74. In Pensacola-Tallahassee 1975-77. Died 2/11/77. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese on its list in 2020.

Fr. Gabriel M. Patil

Order: CRSP
Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Three men filed two separate suits in Allentown in 2004 alleging abuse by Patil when they were ages 7 to 9, 1978-80, at Bethlehem Catholic High School. The boys lived in the neighborhood. Cases dismissed in 2005. Patil was promoted to Provincial Superior of his Order in 1990. Reportedly working as pastor of a church in Ontario Canada as of 2004. Went on to work in Buffalo NY, Youngstown OH, then India. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low five figures of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 8, in 1992. The abuse allegedly occurred one time, at Assumption of the BVM in Northampton, where Patil was a fill-in priest. Patil is accused of reaching inside the boys pants and fondling him under the guise of helping him put on his altar boy robes.

Fr. Joseph I. Patnode

Ordained: 1918
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

In 2003 a man said he and at least 9 other other teenage boys were sexually abused by Patnode in the 1930's, 40's and early 50's. Patnode was removed from his parish assignment and transferred to Sisters of Mercy Novitiate in Iowa in 1951. Retired 1964, died 12/30/77. At least 1 claim included in $2.6M settlement with Archdiocese 3/07 and at least 1 in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.

Fr. Michael T. Patrick

Ordained: 1983
Status: Sentenced

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

From Sri Lanka. Began work in the Portland OR diocese in 1998. On Tribunal. Worked in several parishes. Named pastor of St. Wenceslaus in Scappoose OR in 2012. Charged in 3/15 with luring for attempting to get a 14-year-old girl into his car as she walked home from school in Vancouver OR. Girl fled and was able to describe the man and provide police his car license number. He denied the allegations. Arrested at Los Angeles airport 4/8/14 upon return from a visit to Australia. Archdiocese removed him from duties when he was arrested. Pled guilty 5/6/16 to attempted luring. Sentenced to 1 year in jail; given credit for 23 days served and 244 days were suspended. Was to serve remaining time in a work-release program.

Fr. Louis S. Paturzo

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Placed on leave in 5/02 after allegations that he fondled at least two adolescent boys in the early 1970s. Both incidents are believed to have occurred while Paturzo was still in seminary. One youth's parents reported the abuse to police in 1993. Police investigated but could not prove anything. Sent for psych evaluation and treatment, then reassigned. Removed without privileges in 2002. Named in 10/05 settlement between archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs involving 14 priests. Sued in 2/08. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list, 2/22/19. Laicized in 2008.

Fr. Harold Hugh Paul

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as credibly accused by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian 5/1/19. Accused of having sexually abused a 10-year-old boy in 1961. Paul died 8/13/07. Per his obituary, he was laicized in 8/68 and went on to marry and raise a family. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville diocese's list of accused. Allegedly abuse at St. Joseph's in Hewlett, where he was assigned 6/57-6/63 and at Holy Family in Hicksville, where he worked 6/63-6/64.

Fr. Henry A. Paul

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

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 and 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Paul was one. Assignments included Salesianum School in DE, also worked in Dioceses of Erie, Allentown, Buffalo, and the archdioceses of Philadelphia and New York. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report 4/79 to Allentown diocese that Paul was molesting little girls at Sacred Heart in New Philadelphia. Another claim a few months later re a young girl. Left diocese, assigned to St. Joachim in Philadelphia. Died 1982.

Fr. John P. Paul

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Archdiocese received two allegations in 2013 that Paul allegedly abused children approximately 40 years prior, while in seminary. Reported to police; no charges filed. Placed under restrictions. Parish and school informed 11/7/13 after he voluntarily resigned. He denied all allegations. Spent many years as teacher and school minister. Faculties removed 12/15/13. Additional accusations surfaced. Found not suitable for ministry and permanently removed 02/23/14. Laicized in 2015. Lawsuit filed in 12/19 in NJ claims abuse in the early 1980s of a girl, starting when she was a high school sophomore in PA and continuing into her college years. Abuse allegedly occurred at an Ocean City NJ hotel and Christian Brothers retreat in NJ. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low six figures of sexually abusing a boy, age 8, in 1967, while a seminarian. The abuse allegedly occurred on a trip to NJ and included sodomy.

Fr. Raymond Paul

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Per 8/03 article, a man claimed Paul molested him at age 15 for three weeks as he lay in a hospital with burns suffered in a house fire. He said he told his mom at the time but she was afraid to tell. Paul was hospital chaplain. Sources say the archdiocese settled a similar case by another man but diocese spokesman said they "are not aware of that." Included in 10/05 settlement between the archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs involving 14 priests. Two men filed civl suit 9/29/08 claiming abuse by Paul at the same hospital. New suit filed 6/12. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19. It notes that Paul was removed from ministry 2/21/96, and died 7/4/08.

Fr. George A. Paulin

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Burlington VT

Suspended and faculties revoked 5/25/02. Sued. Accused of abuse of a teenage boy in the1980s. Reported to the diocese in 1987; no action. Resigned as pastor 1/1/03; later found playing organ for two other churches. Settlement in 2003. Another suit filed in 9/04. Diocese admitted in 8/06 that it found 27 years' worth of files on Paulin, which the church had previously said didn't exist. Settlement with second plaintiff in 4/07 for $135K. Another claim settled in 2008.

Fr. William Jeffrey Paulish

Ordained: 1988
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Assigned to 16 parishes over 25 years. Worked at Lourdesmont, a facility for troubled teen boys and girls in 1983, prior to ordination. After return from 8-month leave of absence - his 4th since ordination - in 7/13, assigned as assistant pastor to Prince of Peace parish in Old Forge. Found in car 9/19/13 on local college campus having sex with 15-year-old boy he met on internet. Arrested. Said boy told him he was 18. Released on bail 9/24. Bishop removed his faculties and placed him on leave. Pled guilty 1/22/14. Sentenced 6/3/14 to 8-23 months in jail. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Lawsuit filed 11/18 alleging Paulish abused a teen boy while pastor of St. Mary's in Old Forge 10/06-5/07. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. George W. Pausch

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Order: sP
Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Died: 01/27/1971
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Originally a priest of the Los Angeles CA archdiocese. Sent to Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs NM "On Sick Leave" in 1955. Remained there until his death 1/27/71.

Fr. Richard J. Pauson

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 08/25/1971
Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order 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. Pauson's name is included on this list. Died 8/25/71. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1967-68. Pauson was assigned to Sacred Heart in Culdesac, ID during the time of the alleged abuse.

Fr. Martin L. Pavlock

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Per Directories, 'awaiting assignment' 1985-86, 'absent on leave' 2002-03, then 'retired.' Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement. A suit filed in 7/20 claims abuse 1973-74 of a 7- to 8-year-old.

Fr. Andrew W. Pawlaczyk

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Pawlaczyk's name was added to the diocese's list 5/18/18. Died 3/8/82. Abuse noted to have been reported after his death. Included in 814/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Taught at Erie Prep 1962-71, then Army and hospital chaplain. In 4/11 a man told the diocese that Pawlaczyk sexually abused him when he was a student at Erie Prep and Pawlaczyk was a teacher, and during a visit to Pawlaczyk in DC, when he was a Walter Reed Hospital chaplain.

Fr. Raymond Pcolka

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

A woman told the diocese in 1989 that Pcolka had abused her son. Sent for treatment in 1989; allowed to return to ministry. Doctors were not told that a girl previously reported abuse by the priest in 1983. Named in several 1993 suits claiming abuse of 16 boys and girls. Suspended, sent for evaluation in 1993. Pcolka walked out of a psychiatric treatment center. A woman settled 2001. Many claims settled in 10/03 $21M settlement. Laicized in 2004. Died 11/09. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 28 victims, boys and girls ages 5-14, abused 1965-90.

Fr. J. Donald Pearce

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 05/7/2016
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2003 of abuse in the 1960s. Jesuit High School Spanish teacher 1960-61, prefect of discipline 1961-65, and president 1965-68. Died 5/7/16. On the Jesuits' Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. Multiple allegations.

Fr. Joseph M. Pease

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Accused in 1995 of the sexual abuse of a minor in about 1972. Kept in ministry. Removed in 12/02 due to a credible accusation and his admission of having sexually abused an adolescent 30 years prior. Two other men then came forward to allege abuse by Pease. The Vatican had not yet ruled on his case as of 2007. Bishop Gainer asked Vatican to impose a 'life of prayer and penance.' Pease's name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Abused throughout his career, at 10 parishes. Gainer decided to request laicization for Pease in light of the GJ report.

Fr. Michael P. Pecharich

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Removed in 2002. Admitted to molesting a teenage boy 19 years previously. Accused of abusing four minors 1974-84, per L.A. archdiocesan report. Also on list of accused released by Orange diocese. Named in at least one civil suit. Laicized. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low five figures of sexually abusing an altar boy, ages 9-10 in 1977-78, while assigned to St. Edward the Confessor in Dana Point.

Fr. Justin Paul Pechulis

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in a 2008 lawsuit in NC of abusing an altar boy in the late 1970s. The boy, age 15 or 16, was from Philadelphia, and said Fr. John McCole abused him there, then took him to Ashville, NC where Pechulis and McCole forced the boy to participate in group oral sex while a third man watched. The suit also alleged that Cardinal Krol was told of the abuse but dismissed the allegations saying "That's just how men behave with each other." The Charlotte diocese found the allegations credible in 2008. The suit was dismissed in 2010. Pechulis died 4/30/83. Included on the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. Added to the Raleigh diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Keith F. Pecklers

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1991
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

In 12/10 testimony before NJ Senate Judiciary Committee a man said he was abused by Pecklers and then-deacon Thomas Stanford while a teenager in 1976 at St. Paul's in Jersey City. Pecklers was 17 or 18 himself at the beginning and was music director. Abuse went on for almost a year. Pecklers went on to be a Jesuit scholar on staff at Pontifical Gregorian University Rome. Plaintiff settled with diocese in 2008. When asked about allegation, Pecklers said there was no abuse because he was a minor himself at the time. Remained active priest as of 7/14. Included on the Northeast Jesuits list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It note report received in 2008 of abuse of a minor 1976-77, prior to entering the Jesuits. Ministry restricted in 2009.

Fr. Dennis A. Pecore

Order: SDS
Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Convicted in 1987 of sex assault of a teenage boy over 3-year period. Placed on probation and ordered to serve year in jail on work-release program. Convicted in 1994 of molesting a second boy 1989-92 (his nephew) during work-release. (Worked at a care center for elderly priests). Sentenced to 12 years prison and probation. Accused in 2002 of abuse in Baltimore 1975-76 when he was a religious brother. Named in at least two civil suits. Released from prison in 2/02. On sex offender registry. Laicized" in 1995. New lawsuit filed 10/6/16 v Phoenix diocese, Salvatorians and parish where early 1980s abuse of boy alleged.

Fr. Robert R. Peebles, Jr.

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused in 9/3/93 suit of raping a 14-year-old boy in 1984 at Ft. Benning, GA. Peebles was an Army chaplain 1982-84. Settled 2/10/98 in 3 other cases. In 1984 Peebles confessed to the assault and resigned from the military in lieu of prosecution, and was reassigned to a parish by the Dallas diocese. Records show he sexually abused 15-20 boys before, during, and after chaplaincy, starting in 1979. Worked at 5 assignments, twice after the diocese had knowledge. Removed and retired 1986. Laicized 1989. Died 4/04. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Robert H. Peguero

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of two minors. On the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/19. It notes allegations reported in 1990 of the sexual abuse of minors 1987-88. Left the Order in 1995. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Oscar A. Pelaez

Ordained: 1994
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Extern priest from Colombia. Had been in Stockton diocese since ordination. Accused of abuse of a boy for three years. Arrested in early 2002; pled guilty. Sentenced to six years prison. Released on parole after three. Diocese paid $1M settlement after conviction. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.

Fr. Robert Leo Pelkington

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Surrendered to police in 2000 after being charged with abusing two brothers 12/98-4/99. Had been removed and in treatment at St. Luke's prior to surrendering. Assigned to parish in NY state 1995-99; apparently was visiting in CT at time of assaults. Convicted. Got three years suspended sentence and 10 years probation. Listed on sex offender registry in Washington, D.C. as of 8/09. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. On Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. Laicized in 2011. Died in 2015. Added to Columbus diocese's list 12/3/19.

Fr. Eugene Pelletier

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Treated for alcoholism several times and St. Luke Institute. Settlement in 1995, for counseling costs, of claims he abused a boy in 1963-64. He said he could not remember abuse. Name given to prosecutors in 2/02, along with 13 other priests. Retired in 1993. Pastoral ministry had been revoked at the time allegations were first received against him. Was living at a nursing home in Manchester. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance, deceased, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Leonard E. Pelletier

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on leave in 10/02 after an allegation was reported to the Archdiocese of abuse occurring more than 20 years previously. Apparently one alleged victim. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15 and canonical proceedings still in process. Dismissed from the clerical state in 2019.

Fr. Joseph F. Pellettieri

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Pellettieri (also spelled Pelletieri) was suspended by the Order and by the New Orleans Archdiocese 4/02 after allegation that he sexually abused a minor in 1967. Abuse allegedly occurred when Pellettieri was teacher and principal at Notre Dame High School in Crowley, LA. At time of suspension he was in charge of Ave Maria Retreat House. Also worked in Wisconsin, Baton Rouge and Alexandria. Sued 3/03. In 12/08 Appeals Court upheld dismissal of suit on SOL. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Died in 2018. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019.

Fr. Carl Anthony Peltz

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

Navy chaplain 1983-1990, including in Iceland in 1985, where Peltz allegedly forced a 12-year-old boy to drink whiskey, then raped him. Incardinated into the Kalamazoo diocese in 1990. Federal suit filed in 1991 alleged the Steubenville diocese should have known Peltz had a drinking problem, yet it certified him as fit for service. Suit settled by the diocese in 1993 for $25K. "Exonerated" in 2003 by the Kalamazoo diocesan review board, which cited it found no credible evidence. Died 12/26/15.

Seminarian Amado Pena

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Order: SchP
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Seminary student. Not ordained. Charged in CA in 2003 with molesting two 14-year-old boys between 1980-1982 [per 2004 archdiocesan report he abused only one]. Arrested in MA in 2003 on outstanding 1987 warrant from MA for alleged abuse of a 12-year-old boy. CA charges may have been dropped in 2003 after CA Supreme Court ruling.

Fr. John A. Pender

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Ordered to psychiatric treatment by Bishop McCormick in 10/68, but did not comply. Left the diocese without permission. Diocese of Jefferson City contacted the Scranton diocese "years later" to say that Pender was ministering there. Assigned to parishes in Crocker MO in the 1970s and 1980s. Died 2009. Included on list from diocese to D.A. in 5/16 of priests against whom there were accusation of child sex abuse. Pender's name was included with reference to an allegation in 2014 by a "John Doe." On Jefferson City diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. Edmund Penisten

Ordained: 2002
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK

Named among seven clerics by the diocese in 8/19 as having allegations of sexual misconduct against them involving minors or vulnerable adults. Pastor of St. Gregory's in Sitka when alleged in 11/10 to have viewed child abuse images. Suspended. Law enforcement informed. Sent to treatment. Returned to ministry. Placed on leave in 5/19 after review by the diocese's Independent Commission.

Fr. Sylvester D. Penna

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 01/8/1974
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order 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. Penna's name is included on this list. Died 1/08/74. On Diocese of Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, with "Sexual abuse of a minor: 1951-57?", reported in 2009.

Fr. Carlos Peralta

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1989
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Sued. Peralta had a history of allegations of sexual misconduct beginning in Seminary in Chile in 1980s. Other allegations in Guatemala and Peru; Order transferred him to Chicago. There he was accused of abusing several children in one family in 1999. Order transferred him before any investigation could begin, first to NJ to monitored residence and then to his home province. In 2004 he was working as priest in Mexico. Laicized in 2006, per the Salesians list of accused in 3/20.

Fr. John Patrick Perdue

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Left the priesthood in 1986, one year after ordination. Accused, along with Rev. John Kurzak, in a civil suit filed in 3/08 of molesting a boy in Fort Dodge in the early 1980s. Perdue was a seminary student at the time of the alleged abuse. Ruling in favor of defendants, citing two-year statute of limitations. Appeal filed by plaintiff 7/13/11. Second suit filed 3/28/08 alleged abuse in 1982 of a seminary student. On diocese's 2/22/19 list. It notes one allegation received, of abuse of a boy 1982-83.

Sr. Anthony Louise Pereira

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Order: SCN
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

In 8/04 one man joined the multi-plaintiff suit against the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Fr. Herman Lammers and several nuns filed in summer 2004. The plaintiffs alleged abuse as children at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Orphanage in Anchorage, KY. This plaintiff alleges he was sexually abused by Pereira and another nun. The Order confirmed that Pereira worked at the orphanage 1946-65. Deceased.

Fr. Angel Armando Perez

Ordained: 2002
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

From Mexico. Attended seminary in Oregon; ordained there. Arrested 8/13/12 after a 12-year-old boy told police Perez touched him inappropriately and took pictures of him the night before. Charged with first degree sex abuse, using child in display of sexually explicit conduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Removed without privileges from St. Luke's in Woodburn after arrest. (Perez' best friend in seminary was Uriel Ojeda, convicted in 7/13 of molesting a girl.) Perez pled guilty 4/1/13. Sentenced to 75 months in prison. Civil suit filed in 4/14. Archdiocese settled in 12/15.

Fr. Henry Perez

Ordained: 1973
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Priest of the Diocese of Phoenix 1976-84. Incardinated into the Diocese of Orange in 1989. Placed on leave in 1991 after the diocese learned of allegations in AZ. Sued twice in Phoenix 1993. Accused of taking boys on trips from AZ to CA, giving them drugs and forcing them into orgies with other priests. Appears on both L.A. archdiocese report errata and on Orange report of abusive priests. Two civil suits 2003. Left priesthood to marry. Indicted in Phoenix 2003 for abuse of two in the 1970s-early 1980s. Working in 2002 with children as a "self described Anglican Catholic priest." Died of a heart attack at age 63 in 2003.

Fr. Eduardo Perez Torrez

Ordained: 1995
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

Full name Eduardo De Jesus Preez Torrez. From the Diocese of Palmira, Colombia. Worked in Stockton diocese 1999-2014. Per 2/08/18 news reports, the Modesto CA police received a report that Perez sexually abused a 15-year-old girl in 1999. Perez was assigned to St. Stanislaus in Modesto 12/99-4/04. From there worked at parishes in Oakdale, Stockton and Riverbank. The diocesan review board was investigating.

Fr. John Peris

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A man filed suit in 6/95, claiming he was abused at age 13 by Peris in Anton Chico, NM at San José parish. Peris was also responsible for missions in Dilia, Colonias, Pintada, Milagro, Dahlia, Plaza de Arriba, and Tecolotito. Suit said the plaintiff lived at the parish hall for several months so that he could ride the bus to school. Peris also lived at the parish hall and allegedly abused the plaintiff for several months in the Fall of 1957. Peris reportedly returned to Spain shortly after the abuse and is believed to be dead. Included on the archdiocese's list 9/12/17.

Fr. Rocco Francis Perone

Order: CSP
Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Died: 05/5/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused of molesting more than a dozen boys 1951-56 in OR. Accused in 1956 of molesting a boy in Casper, WY. Sued in 2001 and again in 2002. Also accused of abuse in Austin, TX where he worked 1957-88. Sent to treatment. Worked in other dioceses across the country. Portland archdiocese paid more than $2.8M in 2003-04 to settle most claims. Died 5/5/92. On the Beaumont diocese's list updated 4/24/19. On the Cheyenne diocese's list 6/12/19. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes multiple cases 1950-56 in OR, reported in 2002, a report in 2018 of alleged abuse in OK 1958-62 and a report in 2019 of alleged abuse in TX 1968-70. On Oklahoma City archdiocese's list 10/3/19. Died 5/5/92.

Fr. Arthur J. Perrault

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Ordained for Hartford diocese. Sent to NM for treatment 1966 and Canada 1992. Air National Guard chaplain. Allegedly abused at least 10 boys & girls; some took own lives. Fled U.S. 1992. At least 4 lawsuits (1992 & 1994). One settled 11/93 for $600K. Four settled 1995. Named in at least 1 suit filed 8/14. Man who filed suit 8/14 against Santa Fe archd said Perrault abused him dozens of times beginning 1991, when he was an altar boy, age 10, in Albuquerque. Perrault found in 4/16 working in Morocco, at American Language Center in Tangier; living there off and on for 30 years. Resigned 5/16, school notified police. Suit filed 8/4/16 re abuse of NM boy 1975-77. Another suit 12/16. One plaintiff said 38 victims. $16M judgment in 2/17. Included on Santa Fe list 9/12/17. Arrested by FBI 9/18, returned to NM. Pled not guilty to charges of abuse of 11-year-old boy while chaplain at Kirtland AF Base 1991-92. New suit 11/18. Found guilty 4/10/19. Sentenced in 9/19 to 30 years in prison.

Fr. Louis G. Perreault

Order: CSSp
Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Died: 05/15/2020
Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Worked in Phoenix, AZ (HS teacher 1963-71); Lake Charles, LA (parish priest/pastor); Hemet CA (parish priest/pastor 1986-2000); and Henderson NV (hospital chaplain 2000-08). First named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino diocese's list 11/17/18. It notes the diocese was made aware in 9/11 of alleged abuse occurring 1990-92, while assigned to Our Lady of the Valley in Hemet. Reported to police in 9/11. Perrault was retired without faculties in San Bernardino. On Lake Charles LA list 4/11/19 (spelled Perrault). Suit filed 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act claiming abuse of a boy, ages 13-15, in the early 1990s. Died 5/15/20. Per his obituary, Perreault moved in 2012 to the Spiritans' Libermann Hall in Bethel Park PA, serving as Superior from 2015.

Fr. Toussaint J. Perron

Order: WF
Ordained: 1959
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

"Fr. Jeff." From Canada. Worked in diocese since early 1970s. Removed from public ministry in 1992. Convicted 1993 of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of boy, age 14, in rectory at St. John's in Walnut, IL during the summer and fall of 1992. Served three years. Also accused of abusing a 16- to 17-year-old boy 1982-84 while at St. John's in Galva. Civil suit filed 11/05 by second victim, later dropped and refiled 1/07. Settled 5/08. Perron died 8/23/11 in Quebec City. Included by 1/20 on the Peoria diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Richard Perry

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Pastor since 2001 of St. Francis of Xavier in Missoula MT when removed in 10/19 after a Missoula woman alleged "inappropriate contact." Sent to the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. In 2/20 another woman alleged that Perry sexually abused her when she was a Seattle Prep School student 1979-83. Perry's name was added in 7/20 by the Jesuits West Province to its list of credibly accused. He was permanently removed from public ministry and was to remain at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center under a safety plan.

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Fr. Donald R.A. Peters

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Retired in 1993 shortly after the Sheboygan County D.A. received an anonymous report of sexual abuse by Peters. He denied the allegation but the Archdiocese prohibited him from unsupervised contact with minors. Admitted in 2002 that he took graphic sexual photos of at least four teenage boys. One also accused him of fondling. Name included on the Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry. Laicized 10/6/07 per personnel files released 7/13. Died in 12/18.

Fr. John M. Peters

Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abusing boys in 1962 at St. Joseph's in Harpers Ferry. Sued in Federal court in 2004. Suit alleged abuse of one youth in 1962. In 2005 the archdiocese requested tthe suit be dismissed on statute of limitations. Claim settled in 2006.Peters died 5/31/97.

Fr. Dennis L. Peterson

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Accused in a civil suit in 1999 of abusing a boy for 10 years, beginning when the boy was brought to him at age 14 for counseling related to abuse by a Catholic Boy Scout leader. Placed on leave. Two brothers and their sister also joined the suit, alleging abuse by Peterson in the 1970s. The suit was dismissed in 3/00 due to the statute of limitations. In Fall 1999 the Harris County Grand Jury refused to indict Peterson on a charge that he sexually abused the original boy. Peterson was laicized in 2005 and died 7/12/07. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Leonard Peterson

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by the Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Hatfield. Spent much of his career at Catholic Schools in the Philadelphia area. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated.

Fr. Leo Petit

Order: MSC
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 03/21/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Petit's name appeared in 2020 on the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart USA Province list of those with credible allegations of the sexual abuse of minors. It notes allegation(s) against Petit reported in 1993. He retired in 2001. Died 3/21/14. Per his obituary, Petit taught for 14 years at Sacred Heart Seminary, was director in communication/vocation positions, and did mission work in Colombia, South America. Added 10/21/20 to the Diocese of Rockford's list.

Fr. Philip A. Petit

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Bishop Gendron apparently destroyed records in the 1980s that detailed sexual abuse by Petit and another priest. Gendron wrote a letter in 1986 to Petit assuring him that he would destroy all documents referring to his treatment, but would keep one 1982 letter. Civil suit filed 2002 alleging abuse of a youth 1979-81. On leave 1982-2002, per Catholic Directories. Laicization announced 8/28/18.

Fr. Anthony J. Petracca

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Worked short-term as an assistant in a number of parishes, and as a hospital chaplain and campus minister. There are several gaps in Petracca's assignment history: 1988-1989 (not indexed in the Catholic Directory), 2000-2010 (Absent on Leave), 2010-2012, 2014-2015 (not indexed in the Catholic Directory). He is listed as in residence at a Salt Lake City, UT parish while on leave 2004-2005. Placed on leave 7/5/17 due to accusation of an incident of misconduct with a minor in the mid-1980s. Law enforcement notified, per the diocese. Included on diocese's list as of 1/16/20, noting that he remained on leave pending diocese's decision.

Fr. John N. Petrocelli

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Removed from ministry 8/22/02. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse of a boy in the late 1980s. Court denied diocese's Motion to Dismiss Negligence Claims on 9/20/07. Claim settled in 8/08 as part of a $1.326M settlement by the diocese. On the diocese's list 7/1/19. In 10/20 a lawsuit against the diocese by a man alleging abuse as a boy by Petrocelli was dismissed, the judge ruling that church leadership cannot be labeled "perpetrators." Indicted 11/2/20 by a statewide grand jury on charges of abuse of three young boys, occurring 11/81-10/90 while assigned to Holy Family in Woonsocket. Pled not guilty.

Fr. Francis A. Pettit

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

In 1989 a priest of the Denver archdiocese received a report from someone who said they witnessed Pettit sexually abuse a girl in about 1963. His alleged victim was a student at the St. Therese parish grade school. She was deceased by the time abuse was again reported to the archdiocese in 2019. Pettit died in 1987.

Fr. Mario Pezzotti

Order: CFX
Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of molesting students at Xaverian Missionary Faith High School during late '60s and early '70s. Students complained in 1993 but Pezzotti had been working in Brazil since early 1970s. One civil suit filed 1993. Order admitted knowledge of 2 other

Fr. Juvenal Carl Pfalzer

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 03/6/2002
Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Louisville on its list in 2/19. Died 3/6/02. (Brother of accused priest, Roman Pfalzer, O.F.M who allegedly abused in New Mexico.) Added in 2020 the the New Orleans archdiocese's list, where he was assigned at one point.

Fr. Roman Pfalzer

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 12/26/2011
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Assigned to St. Francis in Gallup in the early 1950s. Santa Fe's updated list in 3/08/19 shows Pfalzer as having been assigned to the Cathedral of St. Francis in Santa Fe in 1966. Also worked in Roswell and Clovis. Died 12/26/11. On Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10/18/18. Noted to have two victims, allegedly abused 1954-54. (Brother of accused priest, Juvenal Pfalzer, O.F.M.) Also worked in the Cincinnati archdiocese. On the Las Cruces diocese list 11/13/20.

Fr. Joseph Thang Xuan Pham

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Chair in 2006 of Federation of Vietnamese Catholics in the U.S.A. Removed from active ministry at St. John parish, Dinwiddie, in 7/11 after recent complaint of sexual abuse of a minor more than 30 years prior, reportedly while attending St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict, LA. Diocese investigated. Pham "admitted the accusation is true and the incident did occur." There is a possible gap in his assignments between 1988 and 1991.On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19.

Seminarian Kevin Phan

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Order: SVD
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Native of Vietnam. Student at the Society of the Divine Word, a Catholic missionary organization. Charged with having 300 images of child pornography on his computer and posting 30 of them on the Internet. Expelled from the Seminary after charges filed. Pled guilty 12/04 to 1 count; balance of charges dropped.

Fr. Victor Phelan

Order: M Afr
Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Attorney Garabedian announced a settlement on behalf of one person in 9/13. Although Phelan spent most of his career in the African countries of Burkina Faso and Ghana as a member of the "White Missionaries," he was assigned for at least one year (1977) in Plainfield in the Newark Archdiocese. Not indexed in Official Catholic Directory after 1992.

Fr. Martin H. Philipsen

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Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 08/21/1988
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of sexual abuse of 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. Died 8/21/88. On the St Norbert Abbey in WI list 7/19/19. Multiple allegations noted.

Br. James Phillips

Order: OSB
Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Professed vows as a Benedictine brother in 1970. Placed on "restriction" under a "safety plan" at St. John's Abbey in 2002 after allegations by two youths of abuse in the late 1970s. No privileges. Article of 7/10 reports that Phillips continued to come and go from the Abbey and associated freely with woman whose family includes an autistic grandson. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by Abbey 12/09/13. Name added to St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese list 11/3/17 of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."

Fr. John A. Piatkowski

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Assigned to St. Stanislaus Koska in Erie/Tyler PA 1935-48, and Assumption in Sykesville 1948-70. Died 11/16/70. Multiple allegations. Letter to diocese in 3/55 that Piatkowski repeatedly sexually abused a 12-year-old altar boy. Another letter in 10/59 from a parishioner requesting a new priest to replace Piatkowski because Piatkowski was molesting little boys, who were afraid to talk. In 12/09 Bishop Trautman met with a man who said Piatkowski repeatedly molested him in the 1940s, when the man was age 7 or 8 at a parish in Tyler. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the mid-five figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 8-12, during 1949-53. The boy was a CCD student at Assumption of the BVM in Sykesville, where Piatkowsi was assigned. Piatkowski died in 1970.

Fr. John M. Picardi, Jr.

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Per records released in 2/03, Picardi was accused in 1992 of raping a 29-year-old male youth minister on a trip to FL. Incident was reported to Boston AD. A 1995 internal memo said he admitted the act. Placed on sick leave; sent to counseling. Sent in 9/92 to Paterson, NJ. In 1995 a 12-year-old girl said he abused her. Placed on leave but review board could not substantiate. Transferred in good standing to Phoenix in 1997. Placed on leave in 2/03. As of 8/11 he was on medical leave with no restrictions. Status 10/15 was "found unsubstantiated; not restricted; On medical leave." Died 4/30/20 in Haverhill, MA.

Fr. George M. Pieper

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 01/26/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Died 1/26/98. Named publicly as accused on the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. Multiple allegations after his death of abuse, occurring in the 1970s. Unclear as to where. Also on Midwest Province Jesuits list 12/17/18. On the Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, where he worked 1950-57.

Fr. George R. Pierce

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA GJ Report. Died 2009. In 1997 a woman told the diocese that Pierce sexually abused her ages 12-20, beginning in 1968 at St. Gertrude's in Aultman. In 1972 Holy Family parishioners complained to diocese about young women staying overnight at the rectory. Parishioners from most assignments told diocese about Pierce's relationship with a "particular female." Pierce acknowledged but minimized the "relationship." She sued in 1997; $30K settlement. Pierce was treated 11/97-5/98 at the Anodos Center. Retired 8/98, faculties removed. Moved to Erie diocese where he may have helped out. Allegation to Greensburg diocese 2002 from man alleging abuse for three years, beginning age 10 in 1969. Suit 10/19 claiming rape of girl 1973-78, starting age 11.

Fr. Eugene E. Pierre

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order 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. Pierre's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1962-65. Pierre was assigned to Mount St. Michael's in Spokane, WA during the years of the alleged abuse. He died 8/17/79.

Fr. Edward L. Pigott

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Allegations were made public in 2/20 of psychological and sexual abuse by Pigott while assigned to St. Xavier High School between 1992 and 1994. Per the school, an independent investigation showed the allegations to be "established." Pigott was part of the St. X community 1969-2018. The allegations surfaced after the school released in 2018 a list of Jesuits with established allegations. Added to the Jesuits Midwest Province list 2/21/20. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring 1992-95 while at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati.

Fr. Raymond John Pilarski

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Ordained for the Saginaw diocese; became priest of the Gaylord diocese at its creation in 1971. Retired in 1998. Diocese announced in 2/07 his permanent removal from ministry in 2006 due to allegations of abuse of two females, one age 13 and the other age 22, in the mid-1970s. Vatican agreed with decision to permanently remove him from active ministry. He died 10/19/17 in Alpena, MI. On diocese's list 11/10/18. On Saginaw diocese's list 4/10/19.

Fr. Joseph J. Pilger

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Ordained for the Diocese of Covington. Pled guilty in 1995 to sexually abusing three brothers and their cousin in the 1960s. Received five years probation, beginning in 1/95. Sued in 2003 for abuse 1960-62. Suit settled 12/03 as part of $5.2M settlement with 27 accusers involving six priests. Murdered in 12/03 by a 26-year-old man who had been living with him. Included on the Owensboro diocese's list 4/12/19, which notes 13 substantiated allegations. Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. One known victim there, at St. Paul's in 1962.

Fr. Paul C. Pilgram

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Restricted from ministry with minors in 1991. Multiple allegations of abuse occurring 1970s-1990s. Unclear as to where. Removed from ministry in 2003. Noted to be living under supervision. Per a news outlet in 5/19, Pilgram was living at Jesuit Hall, near the St. Louis U. campus.

Fr. Alvin Pilie

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Order: SJ
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Named in a lawsuit 11/19 as having sexually abused, along with Rev. Gerald A. Armstrong, a girl in grades one through three, in 1968 in Albuquerque. The girl attended a school near Immaculate Conception parish, where the two priests were assigned. The alleged victim said they sometimes forced her to drink alcohol before the abuse. The Jesuits were first informed of the claims in 2009, which they found to be not credible. Pilie is deceased.

Fr. Gordon John Pillon

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Placed on leave in 5/06 by the Peoria diocese after it learned of allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to the early 1980s in the Diocese of Orange. He joined the Peoria diocese in 1990s. Also worked in Charlotte NC 1996-99. In 4/09 a former priest filed suit alleging abuse by Pillon when he was a teenager in CA. This plaintiff was forced out of priesthood after he told the Peoria diocese about the abuse in 2006. There was also an accusation in Peoria. Reportedly in 2009 was teaching at Univ. of Northern VA in Prague. On Peoria diocese's list in 12/18. On Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19, where he worked on loan 1996-99.

Fr. Jerome Pilon

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Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Placed on leave in 1/09 after accusations of sexual misconduct with a minor dating back about 12 years. Pilon denied the allegations. Alleged abuse did not take place in the Peoria diocese. He was assigned to St. Anthony's in Hoopeston 1992-98; Diocese said the victim was not associated with the parish. On diocese's list in 12/18.

Fr. Joseph D. Pina

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of girl in the 1970s. Police investigation in 2002. Also another female accuser. Sent to Paracletes for treatment. Named in civil suit filed 2003. Placed on permanent inactive leave in 1999. Named on archdiocesan report in 2004. Laicized in 2006. Worked for Los Angeles Unified School District from at least 2002 until 2011-12 and part-time until 2013. Archdiocese knew as early as 2009 that he was working for the school district. Personnel file released 1/13.

Fr. Jose Antonio Pinal

Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Costellano Jose Pinal, aka Antonio Pinal. From Mexico. Ordained for Sacramento. Accused in 1989 of twice sodomizing a 14-year-old boy in 1983 and fondling the boy on a trip to Mexico. Returned to Mexico where Bishop Quinn helped him find ministry and advised him to stay in Mexico 5-6 years before returning to the U.S. According to prosecutors, Pinal "made admissions" in a 1991 letter to a bishop and asked whether he would face criminal prosecution if he returned to the US. Incardinated into Cuernavaca diocese 1991, worked there for decades. Criminal charges dropped in 2003 after Supreme Court ruling. Fraud suit against diocese filed 7/10. On diocese's list 4/30/19. It shows three more allegations of abuse of boys, received in 1989, and an allegation in 2016 of abuse of a girl. All known abuse allegedly occurred 1981-86. New suit 10/19.

Fr. Paul A. Pinard

Order: SSE
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Ordained in VT for the Edmundites. Per obituary, worked in AL 1960-61 in a Selma parish and as Assistant Director of the Don Bosco Boys Club in Quebec parishes 1961-64, 1969-72, and 1989-91. Director of St. Anne's Shrine in VT 1964-68 and parish administrator in Alburgh 1967-69. St. Michael's College board member 1984-88. Procurator 1991-95 of the Edmundite Generalate in VT, procurator and treasurer of St. Edmund's Retreat in Mystic CT 1995-2004. Removed from parish in Quebec in 1991 after an allegation of sexual misconduct with minors in the 1980s. Substantiated. In 1/05 Norwich bishop learned of allegations and asked order to remove him from diocese. Retired to order's residence in FL in 2004, to Selma AL in 2013, and to VT in 2016. Died 6/12/17. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. On Edmundites list 8/7/19.

Fr. Joseph Pineau

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Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

In 9/03 the Diocese of Spokane identified Pineau as having been credibly accused of sexual misconduct. The abuse was said to have occurred about 36 years prior and involved an adolescent in a counseling situation. Pineau retired in 1968 (about the time of the incident) and died in 1982 at age 83.

Br. Richard Pinke

Order: OSF
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Joined the order in 1965. Taught grades 7-10 math and science at St. Anthony's High School in Smithtown, L.I.; also taught at St. Brigid's in Bushwick, St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows and Bishop Ford High School. In 2015 was living at his order's friary in Bay Ridge. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/18 under the NY Child Victims act.

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Fr. Alexander Pinter

Ordained: 1943
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

From Hungary. First assigned in the Toledo diocese in 1946, where he was incardinated in 1955. Accused of abuse 1956-60 at St. Stephen's in Toledo. Sent to Canada for treatment and later assigned there. Became parish priest in Louisiana in 1974. Died in New Orleans 11/15/78. Also worked in the Diocese of Oakland. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Accused in a 1/20 lawsuit filed under the CA Child Victims Act of abusing an altar boy in 1964 at St. Francis in Vista, CA. Included in 4/20 on the Toledo diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Edward A. Pipala

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

In 1977 two brothers told the archdiocese that Pipala abused and raped them. The boys were Moore Catholic High School students on Staten Island, where Pipala taught 1975-77. Admitted abuse. Sent to treatment. Reassigned to St. Joseph's in Croton Falls where he again abused. Moved to Sacred Heart in Monroe in 1981. Ran youth programs. Named pastor in 1988 of St. John in Goshen. At both parishes had "secret club" for boys, plied them with alcohol, pills, cigarettes and porn. Removed 1992. Convicted in 1993 of sodomy. Served 7 years in prison on state and federal charges. Released in 7/2000. Named in several civil suits. Laicized in 2005. Died in 2013. On NY archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Suit filed in 1/20 under the NY Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a boy, age 12, in 1989 at St. John's, and that he abused over 50 boys while at the parish, including "violent, sadistic rape." Three more suits filed in 1/20. At least 10 filed suit as of 2/14/20 under the new law.

Fr. George Pirrung

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Accused in 2003 of molesting a boy in the mid-1950s. Tucson Diocese then searched archives and found two more allegations dating to 1966. Archives revealed no action on the part of diocese. Faculties removed. Reports referred to police; no action expected due to statute of limitations. All allegations deemed credible. Died in 2016.

Fr. Louis Francis Piskula

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Piskula, who "retired" in 2002, was arrested 6/12 after Grand Jury indicted him on charges of first-degree sodomy, victim under 12, and first-degree sexual abuse. One man notified authorities in 2/11 about incidents dating back to 1979 when Piskula was at Blessed Mother Church in Owensboro. Reports say Piskula has not had any ministerial duties since 2002 in accordance with the Dallas Charter. He was in a restricted assignment with the Diocese from 1994-2002 after similar allegation. Pled guilty 6/4/14 to 1st degree sexual abuse shortly before trial. Charge of first-degree sodomy dropped in plea agreement. Sentenced 8/6/14 to 5 years prison, register as sex offender for 20 years and receive sex offender treatment while in prison. Died 10/11/18. Included in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations: 'six allegations deemed substantiated.'

Br. Anthony J. Pistone

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 12/6/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Professed vows in 1953 as a Marianist brother, St. Louis Province. Worked in IL, MO, WI, OK, TX. Campus minister at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis, MO. Left his job in 3/05 after accusations that he had groped a youth at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, TX in the 1980s. Pistone denied the allegations; internal investigation could not substantiate. Director of West Hills, CA Marianist community 2003-present as of 2/09. Briefly at Province offices in St. Louis, MO in 2007. On Fort Worth diocese's list updated 10/9/18. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 2005 and died 12/6/17. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of those "found to have sexually abused a minor."

Fr. Thomas Pitsch

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Deceased. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Settlement announced by archdiocese with a man claiming sexual abuse as a boy by Pitsch over a three-year period, at St. Patrick's in Tacoma. The abuse allegedly began when the boy was age 8. The man came forward after seeing Pitsch's name on the archdiocese's list in 2016.

Fr. Lawrence M. Pizzuti

Order: OFM
Status: Settled

Died: 05/2/1977
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

In approximately 2001 a man told the diocese that he was abused for many years, beginning when he was age 15, by Pizzutti and another deceased priest. The diocese offered him counseling and $4K. The man refused. A second man came forward in 7/03 to report that he had notified the diocese in 2002 that Pizzutti abused him once at age 15. The diocese offered him counseling; in 4/03 they gave him a check for $7K to settle his claims, without telling him of the earlier claim. Pizzutti died 5/2/77.

Fr. Alan J. Placa

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Placa, an attorney and former vice chancellor of Rockville Centre Diocese, was for years the diocese's chief contact with victims. Resigned in 2002 after police investigated allegations. Accused of sexually abusing boys in the 1970s at St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale. Identified as Priest F in 2002 report of Grand Jury investigation of Rockville Centre Diocese. Close friends with former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani; worked at Giuliani's law firm. Fully restored to active (retired) status 12/09 after review by Vatican found him to be not guilty of the allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. Named in lawsuits filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act by two former St. Pius X students.

Fr. Casimir Plakut

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Name released by St. John's Abbey in 9/17 as added to its list of those "likely to have offended against minors." Plakut worked in the dioceses of St. Cloud, Crookston, Duluth, St. Paul and Minneapolis, Nassua in the Bahamas, as chaplain in the US Army and at Harvard Univ. He left St. John's in 1962. Also worked in KY, NE, TX, SD and Ontario Canada. Also used name Rev. Francis J. Michael. Died in 1988.

Fr. James W. Plamondon

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Worked in AK 1953-72, in the Great Falls MT diocese 1972-74, spent a year in graduate school in Berkeley CA, then spent 1975-76 at a retreat house in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese. Name is included on updated Fairbanks diocese list of accused priests and religious with admitted, proven or credible accusations issued as part of bankruptcy procedure. One claim against him is shown. He left the priesthood in 1977 and married. He died 5/24/89.

Fr. Albert R. Plante

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Died: 08/31/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

First named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. Died 8/31/00. Named in lawsuit(s) filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. There were four lawsuits naming him by 4/21.

Fr. Mark Plaushin

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Placed on leave 7/16/18 after an allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in 1985 in Monroe County PA, prior to ordination. Reported to Scranton diocese, who reported to the D.A. and the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales. Plaushin denied the allegation. Retired Army chaplain, at Our Mother of Consolation in Chestnut Hill PA parish since 2013. Scout chaplain. Reportedly living in Lithuania.

Br. Bernard Thomas Pleimann

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 06/14/1986
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Spent much of his early career teaching in Hawaii. Accused of abuse of a minor in 1963 when he was a teacher at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, CA. Called Ploughman in 2/17/04 Los Angeles report; name corrected to Pleimann in Errata 1. Personnel file released by Order in 7/13 shows he took perpetual vows in 7/40, was dispensed from vows in 5/73 (while teaching in Japan) and died 6/14/86.

Fr. Gerald John Plesetz

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Excardinated to the Diocese of Orange when it was created in 1976. Arrested in 2002. Accused of abuse of a teenage girl 1973-77, and fathering her child. Charges dropped after CA Supreme Court ruling in 2003. An adult woman also accused him of fathering her child. Left priesthood in 1977 to marry. Laicized in 1978. One known civil suit.

Fr. Christopher Pliauplis

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Ordained: 1987
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Started as a a religious order brother in Steubenville OH, left for three years to become a nurse, then ordained for the Steubenville diocese. Transferred in 1991 to the Rockville Centre diocese to be near his ailing mother, briefly to Brooklyn, then to the Archdiocese of New York. 'Absent on Leave' while at parish in Rockville Centre. Accused of inappropriately touching 17-year-old boy in 1/06 on Staten Island. Placed on leave in 3/06; faculties removed in 6/06 per recommendation of Archdiocesan Review Board. Pliauplis appealed to Vatican; archdiocese announced in 6/08 that church court had cleared him and he returned to ministry 7/1/08, at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Assisted there until at least 2011; in 5/17 he had been 'On Leave of Absence' since 2012.

Fr. Michael L. Plourde

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Name released by diocese on 1/27/07. Plourde had been placed on leave in 1994 for allegations "going back to 1976" that he abused two minors. He had returned to ministry after counseling in 1989 after allegations involving sexual miscondut toward an adult. Bishop recommended laicization, but released name before the Vatican's decision came through, citing the case of accused Wilmington priest Francis G. DeLuca. Laicization announced 5/08.

Fr. Raymond C. Plourde

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02 shows Plourde admitted in 1992 to initiating a sexual "relationship" with a 12-year-old boy in 1976 that lasted two years. Plourde reached a private settlement with the victim in 1990 for about $38K. The victim reported the abuse to the Archdiocese in 1992 and asked for the return of pornographic pictures Plourde took of him. Plourde was sent for treatment and then allowed to work as chaplain at a convent until he retired in 2/02. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance in 2004. Remained on Archdiocesan website 6/27/09. Died 4/17/13.

Fr. Gregory J. Plunkett

Ordained: 1988
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Removed in 5/02 after allegations of sexual abuse involving fondling a 13-year-old boy prior to Plunkett's enrollment in seminary. Plunkett denied all allegations. Suspended after other allegations were received. Person with original complaint was also allegedly abused by priests Francis Engels and William Harbert. Filed suit in 2/04. Settled in 3/05. Charged in 2003 with recently fondling a youth under age 17. Trial in 10/04. Found not guilty. Died 10/2/11, age 66. Included on the diocese's list in 2018,

Fr. Robert Poandl

Order: GHM
Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV

Dioceses assigned to included Jackson, MS; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; Savannah, GA; Owensboro, KY; Tyler ,TX; Tulsa, OK; Harrisburg, PA. Indicted 1/26/10 on 3 counts of abuse of 10-year-old boy in 1991, including rape. Removed 6/09 from Savannah diocese; moved to order's Cincinnati house. Pled not guilty 2/12/10. Charges dismissed with prejudice 8/27/10 for discovery violations. Reinstated 9/10. Removed 2/12 after new allegation. Third allegation 8/12. Indicted on federal charges 11/12. Convicted 9/20/13. Sentenced 2/12/14 to 7.5 years prison. Lost appeal 8/31/17. On Harrisburg, PA diocese's 8/1/18 list. On Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/18. On Savannah diocese's list 11/8/18. On Wheeling-Charleston list in late 2018. On Jackson list 3/19/19. On New Orleans' list in 6/19. On Glenmary list 9/27/19. Died 1/15/19. On Tulsa list 10/2/19.

Fr. William C. Poepperling

Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

One woman filed suit 4/05 alleging abuse by Poepperling between 1956-1959. A second woman filed suit in 8/05 alleging abuse for 4 years, beginning when she was 4 in the 1950s. Poepperling died in 1983 at age 78. Most counts in each case were dismissed by the trial court in 2008 or 2009 and dismissals were upheld by Court of Appeals 2/10. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. It notes substantiated allegations, received after his death.

Fr. Stephen A. Pohl

Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Pastor St. Mary Margaret. Rectory and parish office searched 8/12/15 by FBI and Louisville police after parents of 10-year-old boy reported Pohl took inappropriate photos of their son and other boys. Placed on leave. Arrested 8/21/15 in FL on federal charges of accessing child porn. Detective said Pohl viewed online images of nude boys, infants to mid-teens. In KY court 9/2/15, given house arrest at his mother's. Indicted 11/3/15 by grand jury. Pled not guilty; trial scheduled for 1/12/16. Pled guilty 1/4/16 to access of child porn with intent to view. Sentenced 3/29/16 to 33 months in federal prison, to register as a sex offender, and lifetime probation. Also fined $7,500. Suit filed 3/16 vs archdiocese by parents of a boy victimized by Pohl at age 7 in 2014. Another filed 8/16 claiming photos taken by Pohl of a kindergarten boy in 2014 and again in 2015. Laicized 2/26/17.

Fr. John Pohlen

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1923
Status: Sued

Died: 02/24/1969
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Pohlen was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD; three men and two women claimed Pohlen, who was head of the orphanage, abused them as children in the 1950s. Died in 1969.

Fr. John R. Poirier

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Porier was the only active accused priest on a list released by the diocese in 2/02. Allegedly solicited a boy for sex in the 1970s. Placed on leave. In 7/02, two men filed suits alleging abuse as children. Per the 2003 Attorney General's Report, Poirier was described by church officials in 1988 as a "compulsive homosexual." He received treatment but was still not celibate three years later. Began attending Sexual Addiction Support group meetings in 1994. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Steven W. Poitras

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Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from St. Michael's in Hudson in 11/06 after an allegation surfaced that he sexually abused a child in 1994. Police were notified and investigated. Reports show that in 1994 Poitras claimed to have been undergoing cancer treatment. Four months later, after Poitras revealed he staged the cancer, Cardinal Law placed him on sick leave. Placed on leave in 11/06. On 6/27/09, Boston AD website showed him active and working in clergy personnel office. Still on administrative leave in 10/15; canonical case in progress. Per the archdiocesan website in 9/20, the allegation was found unsubstantiated. Poitras was laicized in 2018.

Fr. Sleeva Raju Policetti

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Ordained: 1987
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Native of India, working in Chicago beginnng 1986. Fled US in 2002 after report to Archdiocese that he was having an "inappropriate relationship" with 16-year-old girl. Warrant issued 5/02. Laicized 2008. Arrested in India 6/03; extradition pending in 3/12. Girl's attorney indicated she might not want to pursue criminal charges. Chicago to drop plans to extradite as of 5/1/12. Archdiocese previously reached out-of-court settlement with the accuser. Laicized by Vatican in 2008.

Fr. Daniel Polizzi

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Ordained for the Santa Rosa diocese. Transferred 5/30/70 to the Diocese of San Diego. Suspended in 1996 after a hospitalized 16-year-old boy (ventilator dependent) managed to let hospital workers know he had been fondled by a priest. Hospital reported to CPS, diocese and police. No criminal charges pursued. In 1997 he was "permanently impeded from priestly ministry" per diocese statement. Polizzi denied all accusations. Died in 2003. Name is on list of priests with credible allegations by San Diego Diocese 3/07. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19.

Fr. Leo E. Pollard

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Taught at BC High and at Fairfield Prep in CT. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian said he had settled at least one claim with the Boston archdiocese involving allegations against Pollard. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes reports in 2003 and 2014 of abuse of minors in the 1950s and 1966-67. Died 1/24/99.

Fr. James W. Pommier

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bismarck ND

Personnel file showed numerous allegations in 1960s and 1970s. He left the Bismarck diocese in 1977 without permission of bishop. Began working in Seattle until 1985 when his faculties were removed by archbishop. Bismarck bishop also removed his faculties in 1990. May have later worked in MT. Diocese announced in 3/08 that Vatican had laicized Pommier for "ecclesiastical crimes against youth." Lived in WA until his death 1/28/12. At least four settlements. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On Bismarck diocese's list of those with substantiated allegations 1/2/20.

Fr. Robert F. Ponciroli

Ordained: 1969
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Removed from ministry 2/9/95 and sent to therapy due to an allegation. Accused in an 8/02 suit of sexually abusing a boy, age 11, in 1975 in Antioch, CA. Arrested 2/03 for abuse of two brothers. Charges dropped 6/03. They filed suit in 3/03. $2M verdict 4/05. At least 7 other known victims per plaintiff's attorney. Ponciroli admitted he was a sex addict. Laicized in 2005. Died 1/19/09. On the diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. James E. Poole

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 03/28/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Accused of abusing girls throughout career, beginning 1948. Spent most of priesthood in AK. Files show Jesuits knew of issues as early as 1960. Removed from longtime job at KNOM radio station (which he founded) 1988. Suit settled 2005. Admission. Multiple other suits pending in 2006. Another filed 2/07 against Jesuits for transferring Poole (with knowledge of his behavior) to Portland OR where he abused a girl in 1960s. Settlements 11/07, 2008, 3/11 and 2/14. Claims in Fairbanks Bankruptcy. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Worked at Bellarmine Prep and St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma 1990-2003. Was retired to the Jesuits' Regis Community in Spokane in 2003. 'Permanent Prayer and Penance' status in 2016. Died 3/28/18. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. William George Poole

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Lexington KY

Ordained for the Diocese of Covington. Incardinated into the Diocese of Lexington when it was created in 1988. Charged with public indecency in 1990 and 2001. Placed on leave for a year in 9/02 when diocesan officials learned of Poole's second arrest. Reinstated in 1/04, even after a 2003 accusation that he had sexually abused a 15-year-old boy in 1972. The Lexington diocese's review board deemed the allegations not credible, but the Covington diocesan board disagreed and paid a settlement to the plaintiff. Not reported to police until 2004. Died 12/28/18. Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20, allegation noted to be "unsubstantiated."

Fr. Mario Blanco Porras

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Order: SDB
Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Sacramento diocese on its list in 4/30/19. Worked in the diocese 1969-73. Allegations of sexual abuse of 20 boys, occurring 1968-81. Earliest reports to the Sacramento diocese in the 1980s. Porras died in 2008.

Cheryl A. Porte

Order: MSC
Status: Accused

Died: 04/17/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

The Marianites received an allegation in 1980 that Porte was sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl. The abuse began in 1978 when the girl was 12. Porte was transferred. As of 2002 she still functioned as a nun, in the Belleville IL diocese. After a 7/02 meeting with the victim, Marianites acknowledged an "inappropriate relationship." Porte died in New Orleans 4/17/20.

Fr. James R. Porter

Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Laicized in 1974. Married and had four children. Named in multiple civil suits in MA and MN for abuse in 1960s and early 1970s. Accused of abusing 100s of children in MA, NM, Crookston MN and TX before and after treatment. Found guilty in MN in 1992 of molesting babysitter. Served 4 months. Conviction overturned by MN Supreme Court. Pled guilty in 1993 in MA to abusing 28 children. Sentenced to 18-20 years. Over 100 claims settled. Died 2/05 of cancer while awaiting release from prison. One woman filed new suit in MN 6/13. Suit filed 11/15 claiming rape by Porter of former NM altar boy; Fr. Bernard Bissonette also accused of raping boy. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. On Las Cruces list 6/24/19. On Fall River diocese's list in 1/21.

Fr. Gregory H. Poser

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1975
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Suspended from ministry in 5/16 after diocese received a report that Poser sexually abused a girl on one occasion in the 1970s, while assigned to St. Odilia in Shoreview. Poser denied the allegation. The diocese informed law enforcement. No criminal charges. The Crosiers' Review Board determined that there was not sufficient evidence to substantiate misconduct. The Order announced on 8/17/30 that Poser would be reinstated.

Br. Robert Post

Order: CFC
Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Made perpetual vows for the Congregation of Christian Brothers (Irish Christian Brothers) in 1965. Taught in Canada, Italy, U.S. Principal of Blessed Sacrament High in New Rochelle 1976-79; named in a civil suit as having abused boys there. Left the Christian Brothers and was ordained for Diocese of Bridgeport CT in 1982. Worked as spiritual director in a number of high schools and in parishes as an assistant. As of 8/12 he had been accused by three individuals in a bankruptcy case filed by the Irish Christian Brothers in NY court. Allegations were over 30 years old. Included on the order's list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014. Retired by 2015 and living in retired priests residence in Stamford CT. Added to Albany diocese's list 12/4/19.

Fr. Richard J. Poster

Ordained: 1992
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Pled guilty 2003 and sentenced in 2004 to one year in prison for possession of child pornography, after images of boys and adolescent males engaged in sex acts were found on his church computer. Matter sent to the Vatican. Arrested 9/20/06 on allegations that he violated his parole by being near children. Given two months in jail. Laicization announced 9/07. Name NOT on diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused priests. Added in 12/19 after the Associated Press asked why the name was missing from the list. Living in 2019 in Silver Spring, MD. On the MD sex offender registry since 2005.

Fr. Charles Potocki

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Died: 11/26/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name included among 17 released by Archdiocese in 10/14, as part of settlement, of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors against them. Worked in Minnesota, Nebraska and Louisiana. Died 11/26/92.

Fr. Robert J. Potts

Ordained: 1964
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Named publicly in 10/19 by the diocese as accused of sexually abusing a minor in the late 1980s and early 1990s while pastor of St. George's in Shenandoah. Removed from ministry pending investigation. Per the diocese, the allegation was received 9/24/19. Potts' accuser reported the allegations to the IRCP (Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program), which notified the diocese. Potts was returned to ministry in 8/20 on recommendation of the diocesan Review Board, after a diocesan investigation determined that Potts "did not commit the acts that were alleged." .

Fr. David Poulson

Ordained: 1979
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Cambridge Springs. Bradford Central Christian High teacher. Removed from ministry 2/18 after allegations he sexually abused minors. Arrested 5/8/18, charged with the abuse of two boys, one ages 8-18. Abuse allegedly 2002-10 in rectories and a remote cabin. One said Paulson made him confess to to him after the abuse. Per grand jury report 5/8/18, in 2010 Poulson admitted to Bishop Trautman he was sexually aroused by a boy, had sent texts re sex to boys and spent time alone with them. Trautman "admonished" Poulson, told him to "cease and desist", and kept him in ministry. Trautman denied cover-up in 5/14/18 statement. Another man said Poulson, his HS English teacher, abused him 1979-82. Pled guilty 10/17/18. Sentenced 1/11/19 to 2-14 years in prison. Laicized 3/19. Settlement for $2M in 3/19 with man alleging abuse as child 2002-10.

Fr. James J. Powderly

Ordained: 1958
Status: Police report

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Accused in 2005 phone calls with archdiocese and in police report of sexually abusing a boy 1974-77, beginning when the boy was age 14. Abuse allegedly included masturbating the boy. Also accused of abusing the boy's sister. Abuse l included sexually touching the girl. Powderly died 10/8/04. On archdiocese's list 10/15/18. It noted that abuse was first reported in 1997, and that Powderly retired without faculties in 1997.

Fr. John J. Powell

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Professor of psychology and theology. Wrote self-help books popular with adolescent girls. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse of 7 girls in the 1960s and 1970s. Settlement with 6 (2 suits) in 10/05. Named in another suit filed 10/06. A woman claimed he abused her in 1975 or 1976 when she was a Loyola University student. Civil suit filed 11/08 alleged that Powell fondled and abused a girl, age 16-17, at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, FL when he conducted a seminar there. Per the province's list revised 1/21/20, abuse alleged to have occurred in 1963 while Powell was a visiting retreat director at St. Mary's College of Notre Dame U. Died 9/24/09. On Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. On Ft. Wayne-South Bend's list in 12/20.

Fr. Edmund P. Power

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Former chaplain and teacher at Fairfield College Preparatory School 1962-65 and 1968-76. Died in 1976. In 2/03, allegations of abuse were received by the school. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2003 and 2011 of abuse of minors 1972-76 and 1969-71.

Fr. James F. Power

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1992 of sexually molesting 13-year-old boy on camping trip to ME in 1980s. Accuser received $35K settlement in 1996. Unsigned, undated note in Power's personnel file says "100% positive other kids." Worked as parochial vicar at St. James the Great in Wellesley until removed 2002 after second claim. Personnel file released 12/02. In 1/09 Boston announced two charges unsubstantiated. Granted "retired" status but restricted privileges. See Boston AD 8/11 database. Died 8/14/15.

Fr. Walter D. Power

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Retired in 1983; Died in 1998. Named in a civil suit filed in 9/08 in DE by a man who alleged abuse at Saint Helena Church in Wilmington in the 1950s. Suit says DE officials knew of Power's history and transferred him to MD about 1957. Also named in a 9/08 suit in DE by a man who alleged abuse in MD 1952-54. New suit filed in 6/10 claimed abuse in the 1970s. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. John Aquinas Powers

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 10/19/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Raleigh NC

Named publicly as accused by the Dominicans' St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. It notes Powers became a part of the Province of St. Martin de Porres when it was formed in 1979. Allegation established in 2009. Died 10/19/10. Per his obituary, Powers was a Marine chaplain in China, Japan and Pacific Islands 1955-59. Worked in variety of parish and special assignments 1960-96, including Ohio, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North and South Carolina and New Orleans. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18, for allegations around 2002 of abuse in 1966 in the Raleigh diocese. On the Providence diocese's list 7/1/19. On Columbus diocese's list 12/13/19. On the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21 of credibly accused.

Sr. Mary Ann Powers

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Order: SCN
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

In a 2004 lawsuit eight women and one man alleged that Powers abused as them children at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Orphanage in the 1950s-1960s. Deceased. The Order said it was not aware of any previous allegations against the nun.

Fr. Richard M. Powers

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Accused with two other priests in 1995 of abusing a girl in the 1960s. Alleged victim settled with Diocese in 1999 for $41K. In 2003 she died by suicide. Family returned settlement and filed suit on her behalf, saying she didn't have capacity to enter into settlement, She had been hospitalized several times. Diocese said she was 18 and relationship was consensual. Powers denied all accusations. He was still active priest in 7/06; suit was still pending. Retired in 2007. Remains active in diocese in 11/15.

Fr. Thomas J. Powers

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Died: 05/31/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Named publicly as accused by the Province on its list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring 1970s at St. Ignatius High School, in Cleveland, 1973-78 while at John Carroll University, 1985-86 at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, and in 2000 while at the Colombiere Center in Clarkston, MI. Powers was dismissed 7/6/2001. He died 5/31/19 at age 74.

Fr. James F.X. Pratt

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Placed on leave in 2003 from position at Vanderbilt University in TN after an allegation that he abused a Fairfield Prep in CT high school senior while on faculty there as a seminarian in the early 1980s. Worked 2005-12 at the Jesuit Historical Institute in Rome. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2003 of abuse of minors in the 1980s. Last known in 2020 to have been living at Loyola House in Boston, MA.

Fr. Gregory F. Premoshis

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Report to diocese in 3/02 that Premoshis sexually abused a 16- to 17-year-old male Geibel High student 1980-82. Accuser said Premoshis was his 'surrogate father' who gave him gifts, took him on trips, and plied him with alcohol. Premoshis removed from job as president of the high school. Retired. Permanently barred from public ministry 7/02. Civil suit filed in 8/02; dismissed in 2003 due to the statute of limitations. No criminal charges filed, also due to SOL. Settlement for $5K and 90 counseling sessions. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Richard P. Presenti

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Admitted in 2003 that he abused a 14-year-old boy in 1973. The boy immediately told his parents and the archdiocese; Presenti was kept in active ministry. Sued by three men alleging abuse as teenagers. Remained the provincial's treasurer, entrusted with directing the order's financial affairs until 7/05, when he stepped aside. Sued by another in 6/07. Appeals court ruled in 1/08 that the Salesians didn't know he presented a risk of sexual abuse prior to his assault of the victims. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. William F. Presley

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Diocese knew of allegations as early as 1982. Reports to diocese In 11/87 of sex abuse in 1986 of a teen girl and abuse of a teen boy dating to before 1971. Diocesan officials agreed Presley was "extremely violent." Sent for psych eval. Retired 2000. Three people came forward in 4/02 alleging sex abuse by Presley, 1963-74, one at age 13, another a U. of Notre Dame student. Presley admitted the abuse to Bishop Trautman. It included "choking, slapping, punching, rape, sodomy, fellatio, anal intercourse." Placed on leave 7/02. Privileges removed after investigation. Diocese said there were numerous other victims or potential victims. Laicized in 2006. Died in 4/12. Included on diocese's 4/6/18 list. On Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18 list. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Added to Baltimore list 8/18. On Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18; abuse in 1971, reported 2018. Claim of abuse of a boy, age 17, 1965-66, settled in the low six figures in 2021.

Fr. Bruno Primavera

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Priest of Toronto, Canada archdiocese. Sent to Norwich diocese with warning that he was known to seek out teen boys. Civil suits filed 2001 and 2002 alleged abuse of two boys at parishes in CT in late 1970s. Sent for treatment. Transferred to Las Cruces NM diocese. Arrested there 1990 for abuse and child porn. Sentenced to four years' prison. Laicized. Died 1/17/06. In 11/06 Norwich diocese settled 2002 suit by one man for $1.1M. Remaining suit settled 1/07 for $2M. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. It notes reports of abuse in 1990 and in 2016. Assigned to NMMI and Assumption parish in Roswell 1989-90. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19; removed from ministry there in 1980. On Hartford list 1/22/19; NW Catholic HS faculty 1981, removed after two months. Lived at an Enfield parish 1981-83, helped out. Removed from ministry 1990 by Toronto.

Fr. Gerald Prinz

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux LA

Accused in a 1995 lawsuit of abuse in 1973 and 1978. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It notes he was incardinated into the Houma-Thibodaux diocese when it was created in 1977, and that he resigned from the priesthood in 1990. Per some accounts, he left the priesthood in the late 1980s. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese's list 1/11/19. It notes accusation in 2002 of rape of a boy in the 1970s while assigned to St. Gregorys and St. Louis.

Fr. Edward B. Pritchard

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Received treatment in 1986 for abuse of a boy. Sent for evaluation and treatment, returned to ministry. Arrested 1995. Accused of abuse of three altar boys. Pled guilty 12/95 and sentenced to 5 years probation. Permanently removed from ministry. Died 11/02. At least one claim included in $1.3M settlement with the Archdiocese in 12/06. On archdiocese's list 10/15/18.

Fr. Joseph T. Pritchard

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Accused of abuse by at least 19 children, including his nephew. Dates of abuse ranged from 1956 to late 1970s. During 2002-2003, 23 suits were filed. Several settlements, including 10 claims in 6/05 $21.2M settlement with SF Archdiocese and another 12 claims in 7/05 $16M settlement. Died 10/17/88. On diocese's list 10/18/18.

Fr. Peter P. Pritzl

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Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Died: 10/3/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of sexual abuse of 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. Died 10/03/93. On the St. Norbert Abbey in WI list 7/19/19. Multiple allegations noted.

Fr. Edgar Probstfield

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 02/11/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO

Named publicly as accused by the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese on its list updated 4/1/19. Abuse allegedly occurring in the 1970s was reported in 2014. Probstfield died 2/11/07. Included on the Conception Abbey Benedictines list 8/5/19. Given name is Victor David Probstfield. Brother of accused priest Regis Probstfield, O.S.B.

Fr. Regis Probstfield

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 11/4/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Named publicly by the Conception Abbey Benedictines on their list 8/5/19. Abuse alleged to have occurred in Missouri in 1976. Reportedly worked off and on at Conception Abbey before 1981, then became pastor in Parnel. Also worked in North Dakota, returning to the Abbey in 1996. Probstfield died 11/4/08. Given name Vernon Charles Probstfield. Brother of accused priest Edgar Probstfield, O.S.B.

Fr. Adam Prochaski

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Assigned 1969-94 to Holy Cross parish and school in Maspeth, Queens. In 9/17 former Holy Cross teacher stated publicly she reported to the school's principal in 1990 that Prochaski was abusing girls who were her students and that the principal laughed at her in response. She said she later told new principal, and the diocese was informed, but not much done. Per diocese, first allegations reported to diocese 1994; Prochaski "left priesthood" soon after, but still listed in Directory through 2002 as absent on sick leave and absent on leave. By 11/20/17 34 former students had come forward, one a male. Abuse allegedly 1972-94, of children ages 5-16. Many were polish immigrants, brought to the U.S. with Prochaski's help. The former teacher said she'd heard from hundreds of former students that Prochaski abused them. No prosecution due to NY statute of limitations. Settlement 10/17 as part of the diocese's compensation fund. On diocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Josef Prochnow

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

One of several assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in civil suit filed 8/08, which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place 1970s-80s. On the Franciscans Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/19. It notes abuse of a minor 1972-75, reported in 1993. Removed from ministry, put on a safety plan. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, noting he was assigned there 1964-65.

Fr. Charles Procopio

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Subject of an allegation that he "was inappropriately touching and kissing minors." Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. Accused in 1965 of molesting 7th- and 8th-grade girls at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Harrisburg. The girls reportedly told their principal, who did nothing. Someone reported the molestations to a Fr. McAndrew, who informed the Chancery of "immodest touches" by Procopio toward the girls. Msgr. McGovern wrote that "the more recent actions received a distorted interpretation in the highly imaginative minds of pubescent girls." Procopio was kept in ministry and retired in 1995. Deceased.

Fr. Ronald D. Provost

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

In the early 1980s pastor gave auxiliary bishop Harrington photos Provost took of boys in underwear; sent to House of Affirmation. Made pastor in 1988. Removed in 1/92; sent to St. Luke's. Convicted in 1/93 of taking nude photos of a 10-year-old. Received a 10-year suspended sentence. In 1/92 gave police 100+ nude and semi-nude photos of boys he took starting in 1977. In a 1996 civil trial, jury found diocese and bishop not responsible and determined plaintiff did not suffer physical harm from the pictures. New suit filed in 10/10 claimed abuse 1979-82.

Fr. Raymond A. Prybis

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1992 of exposing himself to a 14- or 15-year-old boy in a Boston parish in the mid-1980s and having the boy beat him with a belt while Prybis was naked. Prybis worked at schools and parishes in the dioceses of Buffalo NY, Grand Rapids MI Harrisburg PA and the archdioceses of Miami FL, Washington DC, Boston MA, and St. Paul-Minneapolis MN. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. In 7/16 Prybis' order reportedly said he is living under supervision in a home for priests. Included on Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18 list; no known allegations there.

Fr. Chester Przybylo

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Ordained in Poland. Worked in Syracuse NY, Allentown PA, and Chicago. Removed from public mistry 1993. Sued in Chicago 2006; accused of abuse of boy ages 13-17 in 1987-91. Auxiliary bishop allegedly was told at the time and rebuffed victim. Przybylo filed suit 3/20/07 against plaintiff, SNAP and BA.org alleging defamation of character. Diocese settled 12/08 with plaintiff for $1.375M. Priest very upset re settlement; he denied all allegations. Chicago said never part of diocese. Court dismissed suit against him 12/09. He filed suit against plaintiff 1/10. Added to Chicago archdiocese's list 11/28/18.

Fr. William P. Przybylo

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Two claims against Przybylo were settled by the Hartford archdiocese, as announced 10/31/05. Przybylo was accused in 2003 of sexually abusing two altar boys in the 1970s. Przybylo acquiesced in the settlement but maintained his innocence and was not removed from ministry. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19. It notes that Przybylo was removed from ministry 9/22/08 and sentenced by the Vatican 10/21/15 to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. August Pucar

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Beaumont TX

A man filed suit 10/10 alleging Pucar and Fr. Roger Thibodeaux abused him at separate times. Pucar was assigned to St. Charles Borromeo in Nederland, TX in 9/78 when alleged abuse occurred. Per 1989 Catholic Directory, Pucar was working in Victoria Diocese while on duty outside the Beaumont Diocese. Retired in 2000. Moved to Houston. Helped out in area parishes. Died 1/17/12. On Beaumont diocese's list 1/31/19. It notes faculties revoked 6/06, ordered by Vatican 8/07 to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Francis Pucci

Ordained: 1957
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

On leave 10/87-2/92 for 'health reasons.' Charged 11/88 with indecent assault of boy in 1986 at the Marianna parish house, and with conspiracy for letting Fr. Richard Zula have sex with a boy at a parish Pucci pastored. Charges dropped on SOL. Banned from public ministry; retired 2/92. Died 4/5/02. Report 4/02 that Pucci fondled a boy at St. Vitus school in 1962. Report 2/04 to D.A. that Pucci sexually abused a boy in 1988. At least 3 men alleged separately between 2014 and 2016 that Pucci abused them as boys at a Coraopolis parish. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Per GJ, was part of a ring of priests who "raped children, shared intelligence on potential victims and [made] child porn.. ." The abuse involved whips, chains and alcohol. They gave their "favorite boys" big gold crosses to wear that would signal them as targets for abuse. Lawsuit 11/19 claiming abuse over three years in early 1980s of two boys, starting when they were ages 11 and 13, at St. Alphonsus in McDonald.

Br. George Puello

Order: SDB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

From Colombia. Professed vows as a Salesian brother in 1967. Three men filed suit in 9/02 alleging abuse by Puello when they were students at Salesian Jr. Seminary in Goshen, NY 1969-73. One man says he told the seminary director (who went on to become Auxiliary Bishop in Boston) but the director only dismissed the victim, saying he was "not priest material." Suit also says others at the seminary knew what was going on and that there were other abusers at the school. Puello left the order at some point. Very active for decades in Westchester County, NY theater community, including with youth. Died 8/21/19. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused. It notes that Puello left the order in 1971.

Fr. Valerie Pullman

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

The diocese knew of "reported pedophiia" as early as 1966. Former Bishop Frey admitted in court insurance case documents that he knew of allegations against Pullman. Pullman was assigned to parishes in Lake Arthur, Elton, Lafayette and Lake Charles. He served as Vicar for Black Catholics and on the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus. He left active ministry in 1985 and settled in Jennings, LA. One claim, of abuse of an altar boy in 1972, was made in 2003 and settled in 07/2008. Pullman died 1/9/17. His name was included on the Lake Charles diocese's list in 2/21, noting that allegations of abuse in the diocese were received in 10/99 and 2/21. Multiple allegations. A new suit in 8/21 claims abuse by Pullman of a boy, age 12, while assigned to St. Maria Goretti in Lake Arthur. The boy was a student at the parish school and an altar boy. The boy allegedly reported the abuse to a church superior who then transferred Pullman to another church.

Fr. Samuel Punnoor

Ordained: 1996
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

From the diocese of Pathanamthitta, India. Placed on leave 5/22/15 after the Toledo diocese received an allegation against him of child sexual abuse. Punnoor was visiting his native India when the report was made 5/6/15; suspended upon return to Ohio. Had been working in the Toledo diocese since 4/11. Sent to back to his home diocese in 2015. Per Toledo, Punnoor abandoned ministry in 2016.

Fr. Thomas Patrick Purcell

Order: SM
Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Professed vows in 1959 as a Marianist, Province of St. Louis. Worked in MO, IL, TX, AZ. Ordained in 1972. Left the Order in 1990. Incardinated 1990 into the Diocese of Fresno. Faculties revoked 3/15/96. Name appeared in a 6/02 news article listing 15 priests with ties to the Tucson diocese who had been accused of child sexual abuse. Purcell worked in the Tucson diocese 1982-84 as a visiting priest. Convicted in 2003 of abuse of a 13-year-old in 1982-83. Received a 9.5-year sentence. In 8/11, referred to by Tucson as a Diocese of Fresno priest suspended from ministry. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of accused. On the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, where he worked summer 1981 and 1/1-3/1 1982.

Fr. Paul G. Puza

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Assigned to parishes, high schools and Catholic Scouting. In 1991 a former seminarian told Bishop Welsh that Puza molested him three times when he was an eighth-grader. Puza admitted to molesting the boy, but said it was just once, and when the boy was a senior in high school. Told therapist of "quite a bit of male and female involvement." In 1995 a high school student, age 18, reported 'sexual contact' with Puza. On 2/4/02 Puza admitted to 'sexual misconduct' with a minor; he resigned as pastor of St. Richard's in Barnesville 2/7/02. Laicized in 2010.

Fr. Theophilus Pypers

Ordained: 1901
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

From Belgium, where he was ordained in 1901 for the Nesqually diocese, which ultimately became the Diocese of Spokane. Elevated to monsignor in 1941. Pastor of St. Ann's for 46 years, starting in 1906.Vicar general of the diocese 1939-55. Died in 1957, age 78. Named publicly on the Diocese of Spokane's list of priests with admitted, proven or credible accusations of abuse. The list was released in 11/2009 as part of non-monetary provisions of bankruptcy process.