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. Victor Uboldi

Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

A woman filed suit in 1992 alleging abuse by Uboldi (spelled Ubaldi in some articles) when she was ages 12-17. At least one other victim came forward. Uboldi retired in 1982 because of ill health. Apparently moved to Italy. Died in 2001. Name included on list of priests with credible allegations released by the San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Personnel file released by San Diego 10/24/10.

Fr. Bruno Ugliano

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Died: 11/17/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Reportedly in 7/02 a woman told the diocese in 10/01 that Ugliano sexually abused her at age 14 in the early 1980s, while assigned to a Linden parish. She also accused Revs. Edward Eiiert and Joseph Rice. Ugliano was temporarily suspended. Law enforcement deemed the allegations not credible. (She received a settlement in a suit regarding the two other priests.) Accused in a 5/21 lawsuit, along with Rev. Manus Duffy and Bro. Jonathan Michael Hunt, of sexually abusing a Delbarton School student, ages 13-14, 1977-78. Ugliano was assistant Delbarton headmaster 1975-78 and headmaster 1985-90. Died 11/17/14.

Fr. Gary D. Uhlenkott

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Professor of music at Gonzaga University. Office and apartment raided by federal agents in 4/13; warrant showed he spent over $1600 over three years on child porn. Went on leave. Removed from job at Gonzaga and sent to a Jesuit center in Los Gatos. Pled guilty in 2/18. Sentenced in 5/18 to six months in jail. Included on the Jesuit West Province's list 12/7/18.

Fr. A. Gregory Uhrig

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Allentown priest for 20 years. Educator, held diocesan positions, worked in parishes. Moved to Metuchen NJ diocese 1993, incardinated there 1995. Allentown notified Metuchen in 2010 of allegations dating back about 30 years. A 44-year-old woman alleged sexual abuse by Uhrig for 4 years, starting when she was age 13 and in 7th grade at St. Anthony's in Easton, where Uhrig was assigned. Allegations deemed "not frivolous,'' Uhrig denied abuse.Placed on leave. Parish notified 10/10/10. Living at a priests' retirement residence in Somerset NJ beginning sometime in 2011. A 5/17 church bulletin showed him to be assisting at weekend masses at a Whitehouse Station, NJ parish. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list.

Fr. Donald Francis Ulatowski

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3/20/06. Died 6/99. Personnel file released 1/14. Documents show he would take 2-3 boys at a time to his cottage in Wisconsin and abuse them. Later in his career, he was placed on restricted ministry and ordered not to be alone with children.

Fr. Andrew Aloysius Ulincy

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Teacher, parish priest, pastor, held prominent diocesan positions. Diocese announced 9/26/10 Ulincy's removal from ministry due to credible allegations that he had molested a minor in 1981 while assigned to Ss. Simon and Jude's in Bethlehem. In 11/81 a 17-year-old male told police that Ulincy had sexually propositioned him. Ulincy admitted his behavior. Sick leave 12/1/81-2/15/82; sent to treatment then reassigned. In 2010 the victim said he had gone to the church for help after running away from home, and that Ulincy offered him alcohol, fondled his penis then anally penetrated him. In the early 1990s a 25-year-old man, who was a contractor working at St. Joseph's in Frackville's rectory told police that Ulincly exposed himself to him. The man was given $2,500 and Ulincy was moved out of St. Joseph's. Ulincy retired 3/1/11 and died 10/28/16. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On 8/19/18 Allentown list.

Fr. Peter Uniowski

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Died: 08/10/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Orlando FL

Suspended from his parish assignment in 2003 after the diocese received an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior involving a 12-year-old girl. Police notified. No criminal charges filed. Permanently removed from parish assignment in 7/03. Bishop said that while there was not enough evidence regarding the child's accusation, there was clear evidence of inappropriate conduct with regard to sexual affairs with adult women. Died 8/10/21.


Fr. Harry R. Untereiner

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/20 of sexually abusing a McQuaid Jesuit High School student in 1980. The suit also claims the same student was abused by McQuaid teacher, John Tobin. Prior to his brief stint as a McQuaid faculty member, Untereiner taught at Fordham Prep in NY and, after McQuaid, was on faculty at St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, NJ. He went on leave of absence in 1985 and at some point became a priest of the Byzantine Eparchy of Passaic.

Fr. Nicholas J. Unterstein

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Two sisters accused Unterstein of sexually abusing them for several years when they were teenagers in the late 1960s-early 1970s. One of them filed a suit which settled in 2000. Reportedly he was "defrocked for unknown reasons in 1980." Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused. It notes alleged abuse occurred in private homes on Long Island and at St. Hugh of Lincoln, where Unterstein was assigned beginning in 1966.

Fr. Richard M. Unwin

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Placed on leave in 2004 after allegations that Unwin sexually abused a boy more than 15 years previously. Unwin acknowledged the abuse. Taught at Badin High, had been principal at Catholic Central High and principal and religion department chair at Lehman High School. Exact details of abuse allegation not released by Diocese per victim's request. Unwin's teaching certificate was revoked by the state in 11/06. Laicization announced 5/11/07.

Fr. James Urbanic

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Removed in 7/11 after recent allegations of sexual improprieties with two minors in the 1970s, while assigned to St. Francis Xavier Church in St. Joseph. Review board found allegations credible. He admitted to order that early in his priesthood he acted inappropriately. Previously served as provincial for the Society. Named by one plaintiff in a civil suit filed 2/8/12. Plaintiff said abuse occurred in mid-1970s at Bishop LeBlond High School. Suit settled 12/13 for $130K. On diocese's list 9/5/19, noting multiple substantiated allegations. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Carlos Urrutigoity

Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1991
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Urrutigoity and Fr. Eric Ensey, another priest from a traditionalist religious society, were accused of abusing at least two seminary students in the late 1990s. At least two civil suits filed. One settled in 2005. Bishop Martino withdrew permission for the society to operate in the diocese. Living in Paraguay as of 3/06. Incardinated in the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; in 2012 was named its Vicar General. Vatican was asked to suspend him from ministry. As of 7/14, a Vatican delegation had been sent to investigate the matter. Faculties removed 7/28/14. Vatican also ordered all ordinations within the diocese be delayed pending further investigation.On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.