Ferraro to Archbishop May about Extending St. Louis Assignments

April 28, 1982

Brooklyn priest Ferraro states to Archbishop John L. May of St. Louis that Ferraro's bishop, Francis J. Mugavero of Brooklyn, would be pleased if Ferraro could remain in St. Louis at least another year. Ferraro was known by the Brooklyn diocese to be a sex offender at least since his 1971 dishonorable discharge from a Navy chaplaincy, and has been accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in St. Louis at his assignments there. Ferraro had been treated at the Webster Groves church-run House of Affirmation 3/80 to 12/80, and continued as an outpatient there while he worked at St. Joan of Arc and Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

[See our detailed assignment record for Ferraro with links to documents and articles. In particular, see the Bevilacqua letter confirming Ferraro's St. Louis treatment and assignments. See also a PDF of the Ferraro letter.]