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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
Nadal
J. Bart1947PAccusedTheatineFrom Spain. Arrived in the U.S. in 1949. Long career in CO. Pastor of Holy Family in Ft. Collins in 1989 when two young sisters said he molested them. Nadal, 67, said there was a conspiracy against him within the parish. Jury deliberated ten minutes and acquitted him. Held prominent positions, including rector of St. Andrew's Seminary in Denver and collaborator for the Liturgical Congress of the Denver and Pueblo dioceses. Died 2/1/15.Denver, COSource:
Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary; Denver Post 03.24.02; Denver Post 04.29.02
Nadeau
Janice NSettledSchool Sisters of Notre DameAllegation to the diocese in 2018 that Nadeau violently sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in 1977 at St. Margaret Mary School in Irondequoit, where Nadeau was principal in 1977-85. Nadeau's accuser said the nun dragged her by the ear to the principal's office, slapped her face, knocked her into a wall, straddled her when she fell and yelled "You're a slut" and "Your're inviting rape and you're going to get raped," then reached under her skirt and penetrated her. The diocese's victims' reconciliation program deemed the allegations "completely credible," and Nadeau's accuser was offered a settlement. Nadeau retired at some point to her Order's motherhouse in Wilton, CT. Reported in 3/19 to have advanced dementia and to be living a nursing facility. Accused in a 7/20 lawsuit of sexually assaulting a boy, also a St. Margaret Mary student.Rochester, NYSource:
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 03.01.19; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 08.03.20
Nadzam
John B.1950PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced 4/09 that it had received a substantiated allegation that Nadzam abused a minor in the 1970s. Civil authorities notified. Nadzam was assigned to several parishes over the years and taught at Catholic Central High School. He died in 2/05. On diocese's list 10/31/18. Noted to have been supsended from ministry in 2004.Steubenville, OHSource:
Steubenville Register 04.03.09; WTOV 04.03.09; Herald Star 04.04.09; Diocese of Steubenville list 10.31.18; WTOV 10.31.18
Assignments:
Assignment Record from SteubenvilleTruth.org
NagleWilliam R. 1927PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. It notes one allegation of abuse, reported after Nagle's death. Died in 1979. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, Nagle's victim was a 13-year-old boy, abused 1973-76. (Not to be confused with Msgr. William A. Nagle.)Bridgeport, CTSource:
Diocese of Bridgeport List 03.22.19; Connecticut Post 03.25.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Bridgeport List 03.22.19; Holzberg Report 10.01.19
NallyLouis D. 1921PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in Ireland. Worked in SD parishes 1959-73. Retired in 1973. Died 10/23/87. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/19. Allegations reported after his death.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Diocese of Sioux Falls List 03.21.19; Argus Leader 03.22.19
Namie
James B1954PSuedDiocesanName included on list released by St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese 2/11/15 of those with substantiated claims against them of sexually abusing a minor. Assignments included St. Rose of Lima in Roseville, St. Anthony in Minneapolis, St. Mark in Shakopee, Holy Family in St. Louis Park, Immaculate Conception in Columbia Heights and St. Peter in Mendota. Left archdiocese to work as Maronite Rite priest 1970-1995. Removed from ministry 1995. Died 8/17/10.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
findagrave; Minnesota Public Radio 02.11.15
NankoAlexander (Al)1961PAccusedByzantine Rite Eparchy of Van Nuys (VNN)Nanko, a priest at St. Stephen, the Byzantine Catholic Church in Phoenix, was removed from active ministry in 1993 after seven credible allegations of abuse were received against him. He had been at St. Stephen since 1977. Accusers received counseling and other assistance but no civil charges or criminal charges were filed. He died in 1994 in Johnstown, PA.noneSource:
Arizona Republic 03.04.04
Napolitano
Philip BAccusedMember of the Brothers of the Holy Rosary (H.R.O.). Named publicly as accused by the Las Vegas diocese on its list 4/12/19. It noted a canonical trial was to be held by the diocese to determine Napolitano's guilt. Napolitano's LinkedIn page shows he joined his Order in 2/61, and that he taught at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno 8/73-6/10.Las Vegas, NVSource:
Diocese of Las Vegas List 04.12.19; LinkedIn accessed 04.23.19
NardinoAnthony G.1973PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 7/20 of "unpermitted sexual contact" with an 11-year-old boy in 1978. Nardino reportedly left the priesthood in the 1980s.Newark, NJSource:
JA/GG Doe 14 v Diocese of Metucheon et al 07.21.20; NJ com 07.22.20; Statesman Journal 07.23.20
Nash
Howard1961PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 1/22/19. Died 10/28/01. One allegation received in 2003.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 01.22.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Hartford Assignment Record
NashJohn C. 1975PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. It notes that Nash was removed from ministry in 2002, petitioned for laicization in 2002 and died in 2010.Norwich, CTSource:
Diocese of Norwich List 02.22.19
Nash
Michael Patrick1980PSettledDiocesanIn 11/02 a man alleged abuse by Nash at ages 11-15 during 1979-82. Other allegations arose during review board's investigation. Nash denied all allegations. Personnel files revealed late Bishop Kenny expressed "concern" from a family in 1990. Diocese settled for $175,740 in 2004 with the man who came forward in 2002. Laicized 2005. Iowa Supreme Court ruled 9/07 that Nash be allowed to join the Iowa Bar. Admitted to the AK bar in 2008 and returned to AK to practice law in 2011. Married a woman in 2014. Nash died in a plane crash at age 68 on 7/11/19.Juneau, AKSource:
Associated Press 04.07.03; Juneau Empire 04.21.03; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AP) 02.05.04; Grand Forks Herald (AP) 07.02.04; Duluth News Tribune 01.02.06; Omaha World-Herald 01.13.06; Des Moines Register 08.30.07; Des Moines Register 09.21.07; Iowa Judicial Branch Decision 09.21.07; Des Moines Register 09.22.07; Rebuttal by Michael Nash in Juneau Empire 09.26.07; Wrangell Sentinel Obituary 08.01.19; Diocese of Juneau List 08.21.19; Juneau Empire 08.21.19; Associated Press 08.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Juneau List 08.21.19
NashWilliam J. BAccusedJesuitJesuit brother. 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. Nash's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1953-59. Nash was assigned 1934-58 to Sacred Heart Mission in Desmet, and 1958-61 to Mount St. Michael's in Spokane, WA. He died 4/7/84.Boise, IDSource:
Spokesman Review Obituary 04.11.84; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Nastold
Donald O.1958PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. One allegation reported after his death, occurring while assigned to St. Francis Xavier in Cincinnati 1999-2000. Nastold died 4/12/07.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Jesuits Midwest Province List 12.17.18
Assignments:
Jesuits Midwest Province Assignment Record 12.21.18
Naughton
Thomas J.1965PAccusedJesuitPlaced on leave in 2002 after allegations he molested a teen in 1978 while president of Jesuit Prep in Dallas. There since 1973; left "in a hurry" in 1979. The school's president in 2002 said he had recently learned of two allegations against Naughton made to school officials in 1979. Working as a visiting priest in the Orange diocese in 2002 when placed on leave. Had also worked at Jesuit High schools in New Orleans, LA; Tampa, FL; El Paso, TX; Houston, TX. Left the Jesuits in 2009. Died in 2012. On Jesuit Central and Southern Provinces list 12/7/18. (Noted to not be Bro. Thomas Naughton, SJ of Missouri Province.) On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. On Atlanta's list in 2019.Dallas, TXSource:
LA Times 04.14.02; OC Register 04.15.02; Dallas Morning News 04.16.02; Dallas Morning News 04.17.02; Dallas Morning News 04.24.02; St Petersburg Times 04.24.02; Times Picayune 04.24.02; St Petersburg Times 05.10.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Find A Grave 08.06.12; Jesuits Central and Southern Province List 12.07.18; The Advocate 02.27.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19; Archdiocese of Atlanta List 04.01.19; KXAN 01.31.20; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors 10.13.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits Central and Southern Province List 12.07.18
Nave
Francis A.1992PSettledDiocesanMonsignor. Pastor of Sacred Heart in Bath when suspended from ministry 6/27/18 due to accusations that he encouraged a 16-year-old VA boy to masturbate during online video 'counseling' sessions in 2012. The boy contacted law enforcement. Lawsuit filed. Settled 9/18. Nave allegedly also stripped naked and masturbated online. The boy reportedly took screenshots of Nave, who was talking to him while naked and touching himself. Name included on Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list.Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 06.21.18; NBC Philadelphia 06.27.18; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.27.18; The Morning Call 06.27.18; WFMZ 06.27.18; Morning Call 06.29.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; The Morning Call 09.21.18; Morning Call 01.05.20
Navit
Zachary1994PAccusedDiocesanOne 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 director of the Offices of Closures and Special Projects. Cleared in 12/13 by the Archdiocese to return to previous position after Review Board could not substantiate allegations.Philadelphia, PASource:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; The Patch 03.09.11; Times Herald 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Warminster Patch 03.10.11; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13
Nawn
Francis X.1951PSettledJesuitAccused in a 12/04 lawsuit of abusing a boy 1963-64. Eight more plaintiffs, including one woman, added in 2005. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. No settlement with diocese. Accused of abuse of three in a 2009 civil suit against the order. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2005, 2006 and 2009 of abuse 1962-63. 1964-68, 1969-71, 1973-73, 1979-81 and 1986-88. Nawn died 10/01/92.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 12.29.04; Anchorage Daily News 12.30.04; Anchorage Daily News 01.14.05; Fairbanks News Miner 04.01.05; Anchorage Daily News 08.17.05; Fairbanks News-Miner 08.17.05; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Associated Press 02.05.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Alakanuk - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church Web site 01.25.10; Emmonak - Sacred Heart Catholic Church Web Site 01.25.10; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Nawn
Henry 1955PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of five boys in their mid-teens in the 1960s. First allegation not received by the archdiocese until 1997. Retired in 1991. Nawn died in 1996. Named in 2004 and 2006 civil suits. Suit rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in 11/07.Philadelphia, PASource:
Magnum v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, filed June 2006; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.24.96; Philadelphia Daily News 03.16.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.17.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Law com 11.07.07
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Nawrocki
Lawrence PConvictedDiocesanA woman complained to a regional bishop in 1981 that Nawrocki had abused her 7th grade son. The bishop talked her out of pressing charges. Convicted in 1989 of abuse of three Macomb Township boys in 1987 at St. Isidore Church after the parents banded together and complained. Sentenced to 4-15 years in prison. Released in 1994. Archdiocese said he would never be returned to public ministry. Deceased per archdiocese website accessed 10/09. Included on archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report November 2009; United Press International 11.11.87; United Press International 01.03.88; United Press International 11.14.88; Detroit Free Press 03.02.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
NazareenMary NSuedSisters of MercyAccused in a lawsuit filed in 1/20 of sexually abusing a girl in the 1960s at Holy Cross School in Rumson when the girl was kindergarten to 7th grade. The school employed the Sisters of Mercy (C.S.J.).Trenton, NJSource:
Patch 01.08.20; The Monmouth Journal 01.10.20
NealenGiles L.1951PSuedBenedictineMonk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe. On Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Retired 1992. Died 12/29/96. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, which noted Nealen's "long history of sexually abusing numerous young boys." Order and Diocese of Greensburg in 1972 knew Nealen was "involved in an inappropriate incident" when pastor of St. Bruno in South Greensburg PA. Moved in 1972 to St. James in Waynesburg OH, Youngstown diocese. In Brazil 1964-67. Letter to diocese 1/93 from man alleging abuse at age 13 by Nealen 23 years prior at Queen of the World parish in St. Mary's PA. The man said Nealen also abused his two friends. In 2/02 a woman told the diocese she knew of at least three men molested as boys by Giles, one of whom had just been arrested for molesting young boys. Another woman alleged in 2004 that her 11-year-old son was molested 30 years prior by Nealen at Queen of the World. On Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18. Suit in 8/20 claimed abuse in 1968 of his nephew, age 11.Erie, PASource:
St Vincent Archabbey 12.29.96; Diocese of Erie 04.06.18; GoErie 04.06.18; Bradford Era 04.07.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 08.13.20; Indiana [PA] Gazette 08.15.20
Assignments:
St Vincent Archabbey 12.29.96; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
NealonDaniel J.1981PAccusedDiocesanName released in 4/02 as a priest no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. He had been accused of abusing a deaf boy of about age 13 in the late 1980s. Nealon denied the allegation at the time and said that he had been exonerated after an investigation. He was absent on leave 1992-95. Left the priesthood, married, became a lawyer.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 04.11.02; Plain Dealer 05.05.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Neary Thomas  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/2/19. Report to the docese in 2013 of abuse in 1958. Neary died 5/5/83.Monterey, CASource:
Diocese of Monterey list 01.02.19; KSBW TV 01.02.19
Neary
Thomas E.1954PSettledDiocesanAt a state senate hearing in Albany in 5/03, a man claimed Neary raped him at least 100 times as a child over a twp-year period in the 1960s. The diocese would not discuss case but said they offered to pay for the man's counseling. As of 1/04 diocese had paid $3000K. Neary retired in 1995. Died 9/01, age 83. Per 2008 articles, there were numerous victims who had not made public allegations. On diocese's list 12/3/18. Accused in 8/19 lawsuit of abuse 1954-60 of a boy at Camp Nazareth and elsewhere. By 2/14/20 there were five claims against Neary under the NY Child Victims Act.Syracuse, NYSource:
Post-Standard 09.19.01; Post-Standard (NY) 06.18.03; Post-Standard 01.07.04; Post-Standard 01.17.04; Post-Standard 06.26.07; City of Angels 10.26.08; News and Observer 04.29.10; Renew America 12.04.11; Syracuse News 09.13.15; Syracuse News 09.15.15; New York Upstate website 02.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Syracuse com 09.11.18; Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18; WKTV TV 08.14.19; WFAE 12.05.19; Syracuse com 02.14.20
Neary
Walter D. BAccusedC.F.C. Congregation of Christian BrothersAllegations made public by the Christian Brothers list released 6/11/14 as part of a bankruptcy settlement. Neary was accused of sexually abusing at least two students at Brother Rice High School in the 1960s. Deceased.Chicago, ILSource:
Irish Christian Brothers List 05.30.14
NedFather  ?PAccusedDiocesanPer testimony in trial of Fr. Albert Liberatori, 'Father Ned' was accused of sexually assaulting at least two boys in mid-1990. The priest was sent for counseling, cleared for reassignment, and then sexually assaulted a third youth. He was never reported to police and never criminally prosecuted.Scranton, PASource:
Times Leader 11.08.07
Nee
Kenneth T.1953PSuedDiocesanFaculties removed in 2002 due to allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenager in the 1960s. Died 2/19/06. Accused in a lawsuit in 8/19 of of abuse of a child, ages 8-10, in 1991-93. The child attended Our Lady Fatima in Port Washington.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 05.04.02; Newsday 06.28.02; Long Island Weekly News 08.19.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
Neeson
Joseph T.1890PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 2002 lawsuit of abusing an altar boy in either 1951-52 or 1954-55. Plaintiff filed the suit pro se. Neeson retired in 1965 and died in 1966. He had been a priest for 76 of his 99 years. He was believed to have been the longest-serving priest in the US. Plaintiff was in prison serving time for forgery, sexual abuse, theft, and being a persistent felon when he filed suit.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 06.06.02; Courier-Journal 09.02.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Archdiocese of Louisville List 02.11.19; Owensboro Messenger 06.17.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Neetz
Christian BAccusedT.O.R. FranciscansPer 3/15/16 PA Grand Jury Presentment, Neetz raped a child in the 1950s while assigned to Highland Hall in Hollidaysburg, as reported by the victim in 2009. The report said further that the victim was abused by other members of the T.O.R. Franciscans years later. Neetz worked also in VA, MD, DC, OH, and FL. He died 10/12/02.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Neetz Obituary 11.30.01; GJ Presentment 03.15.16; NBC 12 03.17.16
Assignments:
GJ Presentment 03.15.16; Neetz Obituary 00.00.02
NeighborRussell J.1954PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1/04 of molesting a boy, beginning when the boy was age 16 in the early 1960s. The alleged abuse occurred while wrestling in underwear at hotels in Boston and NY. Neighbor died in 1972.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
NeimanWilliam P.1948PSuedDiocesanAccused in 12/07 of repeatedly molesting a boy in 1977-78, beginning when the boy was age 15. The alleged abuse included fondling over and under clothes and occurred in a choir loft. Neiman succeeded Rev. Gerald Joyal as pastor; the same boy was allegedly abused repeatedly by Joyal in 1969-75, beginning when the boy was age 8. Neiman is deceased, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
NelsonFrancis X.1989PConvictedDiocesanCharged in 2002 after DA obtained Brooklyn church files. Nelson pled not guilty. He was accused of visiting a 12-year-old girl in 1999, taking her on his lap, touching her breasts under her bra, and pushing his penis into her buttocks through her clothing, while her terminally ill grandmother sat nearby. Parents reported the abuse. Nelson was removed, then accepted in the NY archdiocese after Bishop Tharmaraj of Kottar, India, wrote a letter of recommendation. Convicted and sentenced in 2003 to 4 months in jail.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Newsday 05.24.02; NY Times 05.24.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Daily News 01.24.03; Daily News 01.29.03; Daily News 02.04.03; Daily News 02.06.03; NY Times 02.06.03; AP 03.25.03; NY Times 03.26.03; Mercury News 04.14.10; SNAP Statement 09.16.10
NelsonFrederic J.1950PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated. Faculties permanently removed 2/20/84. Died 8/13/88.Bismarck, NDSource:
Diocese of Bismarck List 01.02.20
NeriEphren< 1945PSuedDiocesanFrom the Yucatan archdiocese in Mexico. Lawsuit filed in 11/19 by a woman claiming rape at age 7 in 1958 by Neri while he was assigned to Christ the King parish in San Bernardino. He was also accused in 1958 of fathering a child, which he denied. Per the 1959 Official Catholic Directory, which reflects 1958-59, Neri was on sick leave. The 1960 Directory shows him as at a Servants of the Paraclete retreat house in Canton, OH, followed by assignments in Fresno, CA. Incardinated into then Fresno diocese in 1965. Again on sick leave 1976-82. Died 5/30/82.San Diego, CASource:
KGTV 01.08.20; Los Angeles Times 01.08.20
Assignments:
BishopAccountability Assignment Record
NesomRichard1979PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the El Paso diocese on its list 1/31/19. Deceased. Added to Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he was assigned in 1981 (misspelled Nesome).El Paso, TXSource:
Diocese of El Paso List 01.31.19; Diocese of Las Cruces List Updated 06.24.19
Netter
Edmund W.1951PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2/26/04 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl 1973-79, starting when she was age 9. Alleged abuse occurred weekly or biweekly in the St. Anthony's rectory in Nanuet NY, where he was pastor, and at a house during vacations with the girl's family when the rest of the family was at the beach. Netter was made monsignor in 1986. He died 4/11/98. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Claims against Netter eligible for the IRCP.New York, NYSource:
Complaint 02.26.04; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Neuberger
Michael T.1962PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 1993 civil suit of sexually abusing a boy 1964-66. The plaintiff also sued two insurance companies. Accused in a 1994 suit of abusing a boy in 1968. In 6/97 the WI Supreme Court dismissed the suits and five more against other priests after ruling that victims with repressed memories of sexual abuse have just two years after reaching the age of majority to file complaints. Dismissed from the clerical state in 1998. Neuberger appealed. In 2008 the archbishop, with the Vatican's authorization, gave Neuberger the status of "fully restricted from public ministry."Milwaukee, WISource:
San Antonio Express 06.22.65; Stars and Stripes 06.14.73; Milwaukee Journal 07.31.96; Wisconsin State Journal 01.26.97; Wisconsin State Journal 06.28.97; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.14.02; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee updated after 11.26.07; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Fox 6 with Documents 07.02.13; Duluth News Tribune 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
NeubigHenry1934PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Incardinated into the Baton Rouge diocese when it was formed in 1961. Died in 1975. Named publicly as accused by the Baton Rouge diocese on its list in early 2019. It notes an allegation received in 8/07 of abuse by Neubig in the mid-1950s, while he was assigned to Immaculate Conception in Lakeland.Baton Rouge, LASource:
The Advocate 02.27.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors 10.13.20
Neumann
Donald A.1972PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry in 2013.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
Neuroth
William Charles1965PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Laicized 12/18/70. Became an Anglican Catholic priest in 1980. Died 5/4/18.Covington, KYSource:
Kentucky Enquirer Obituary via Legacy 05.06.18; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
NeurothWilliam J.1963PSettledDiocesanFaculties permanently removed in 9/94. Accused in a 1995 civil suit of abusing a youth for four years in the 1970s at O'Gorman High School, and of stalking him. Family went to Bishop to request Church order him to stop. Neuroth admitted similar relationship with two other boys, and a third who died by suicide. One man said Neuroth abused him in the 1960s from his pre-teen through college years. Suit settled in 1999. 10/95. Laicized Died 6/1/13. On diocese's list in 3/19.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Argus Leader (SD) 06.26.99; Associated Press 04.02.02; Argus Leader 04.14.02; Argus Leader (SD) 04.14.02; Argus Leader 05.09.02; Diocese of Sioux Falls List 03.21.19; Argus Leader 03.22.19
NevilleEmmett  ?PnoneOblates of Mary ImmaculateNamed publicly as accused by the Great Falls-Billings diocese on its list 8/21/18.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18
NevilleFrancis E.1973PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Ordained of the Diocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Worked in Santa Rosa 1983-84. Accused in 1993 of abuse in 1983. Died in 10/02.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
Newcomb
Bernard C.1934PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 7/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing two children, ages 15 and 16, between 1963-64, while assigned to St. Cecilia's in Ironequoit. Died 12/5/93.Rochester, NYSource:
Democrat and Chronicle 08.03.20
Newell
Jeffrey David1990PSuedDiocesanIn 1991 a young man told the archdiocese that he had been abused for years by Newell from age 15 in 1986. The archdiocese promised that Newell would never work in youth ministry again. Newell was removed from ministry "for other reasons" in 1993. Admitted the abuse, sent to treatment. Found in 2010 working with young men as a priest in Tijuana, Mexico. Accuser filed suit in 6/10 accusing L.A. archdiocese of fraud. One of of seven priests of the Tijuana, Mexico archdiocese who were removed without privileges as of 6/20/14. Case sent to Vatican. Found by reporter in 11/19 working as pastor of a Tijuana parish. Suit filed by a second man in 2/20 in CA alleging abuse as a young teen by Newell, beginning in 1993.Los Angeles, CASource:
Associated Press 06.23.10; Associated Press 06.23.10; USA Today 06.29.10; Sacramento Bee 06.30.10; Comunicado de Archdiocese of Tijuana 06.17.14; 20 Munitos 06.18.14; El Solde Tijuana 06.19.14; Noticieros 06.19.14; UNO TV 06.19.14; Republic 06.20.14; SNAP Statement 06.20.14; Star Media 06.20.14; UT-San Diego 06.20.14; Fox 5 06.24.14; National Catholic Reporter 06.24.14; e-Consulta 06.25.14; ProPublica 03.06.20
Newman
Charles1985PSuedOFM FranciscanAccused in a 2004 suit of sexually abusing a 16-year-old old boy 1994-96, Allegedly plied the boy with drugs and alcohol and performed oral sex on him. Also gave him $42K, some of it funds from Bishop Ryan HS where Newman was principal. Order allegedly offered the complainant $50K to sign release. Suit dismissed on SOL. Newman resigned from Ryan for financial mismanagement in 2003. Accuser died of drug overdose in 11/06. Arrested in 12/07 for theft. Pled guilty in 3/09. Sentenced to 3-6 years. Paroled in 12/13. Said in 1/19 to be living a life of prayer and penance.Philadelphia, PASource:
Associated Press 06.16.04; Philadelphia Daily News 06.17.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.17.04; Northeast Times 06.24.04; Northeast Times Editorial 06.24.04; Philadelphia Daily News 06.28.04; Grand Jury Presentment (indictment) re Newman 11.30.07; Appleton Post-Crescent (AP) 12.20.07; NBC10 12.20.07; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.20.07; Statement issued by Archdiocese 12.20.07; MSNBC 12.21.07; My Fox Philadelphia 12.24.07; NBC10 12.24.07; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.24.07; Philadelphia Daily News 01.02.08; Philadelphia Daily News 03.09.09; Philadelphia Magazine 11.16.09; Patriot-News 09.25.12; Patriot News 02.13.13; Philadelphia Daily News 12.22.13; WHYY 08.15.18; Philadelphia Weekly 01.10.19
Newman
Louis I.1958PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 2002. Reportedly, his priestly faculties were removed because of allegations of sexual misconduct. He had been working in the San Diego Diocese for at least 10 years, having left Rockville Center in the late 1980s. Died 12/2/11.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 06.28.02; Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary 04.05.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
NewmanRobert Victor1981PAccusedSons of CharityThe Baltimore archdiocese learned in 1987 that Newman had admitted to sexually abusing several minors in the 1970s-1980s and then told his Order. Order removed him from his assignment, which he had had since 1982. Police investigated in 1987; no charges filed. Newman was working in the Hartford CT diocese in 2002 when he was placed on leave after the past allegation was found a during review of Baltimore priest files. Newman had been at the parish since 1990. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's list in 9/02 of accused religious priests and brothers.Baltimore, MDSource:
Associated Press 07.06.02; Baltimore Sun 07.07.02; Hartford Courant 07.08.02; Baltimore Sun 07.09.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Newton
John Ambrose1932PAccusedSociety of the Precious BloodName included on Gallup diocese's 12/15/14 list of credibly accused. Assigned to Winslow AZ 1955-1957; Springerville AZ 1957-1959. Died 9/22/66, Detroit MI.Gallup, NMSource:
Diocese of Gallup List Downloaded 02.28.15; Arizona Journal 11.21.15
Assignments:
Diocese of Gallup List Downloaded 02.28.15
Neylon
Bruce1975PAccusedDiocesanPastor of Holy Trinity in 5/19 when suspended due to an allegation he sexually abused a 14- or 15-year-old boy in the early 1980s. Neylon denied the allegation. The diocese deemed it credible. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 1/21, which notes that Neylon's faculties had been removed.Fall River, MASource:
Sun Chronicle 08.04.00; Diocese of Fall River Statement 05.26.19; Boston Channel 25 05.28.19; Wareham Week 01.09.21; Fall River List 04.07.21
Assignments:
Fall River List 01.26.21
NguyenDac1988PAccusedPriest of the Society of Domus Dei. Named publicly as accused by the Houma-Thibodaux diocese on its list 1/11/19.Assigned at some point to Thanh Gia (Holy Family) in Amelia. Removed from ministry due to "credible allegations of serious and unacceptable conduct with minors.Houma-Thibodaux, LASource:
The Advocate 01.11.19; Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux List 02.24.19
Nguyen
Dominic1995PAccusedDiocesanSent from the Diocese of Orange to Idaho in 2002 after an 'affair' with a woman. Was returned in 2003 to Orange after a repairman found child porn on his computer at the church in Idaho. Orange immediately placed him on leave. Idaho authorities later determined there was not sufficient evidence of a criminal act. Status per the Orange website in 8/16 was "voluntary permanent leave." Per the diocese's list updated 4/2/19, Nguyen was seeking laicization.Orange, CASource:
OC Register 07.29.03; LA Times 07.30.03; LA Times 07.30.03; LA Times 09.16.03; OC Register 05.29.05; OC Weekly 12.14.05; Diocese of Orange 08.12.16; Diocese of Orange List Updated 04.02.19
NguyenJoseph aka Edward1994PSettledDiocesanFull name: Joseph Thinh Duc Nguyen. Civil suit filed in 9/06 alleged Nguyen abused a girl 1994-99. A second suit alleged abuse 1997-99. Placed on leave in 9/06, after first suit filed, from his assignment as chaplain at St. Peter Villa, a nursing and rehabilitation center in Memphis. A third suit filed in 11/06 alleged Nguyen abused a girl 1997-99 after the death of her brother. All three suits settled in 6/07. Suspended from ministry 7/23/07. Laicized 5/29/12.Memphis, TNSource:
Cincinnati Post 09.14.06; Jackson Sun 09.14.06; Commercial Appeal 09.15.06; Jackson Sun 09.15.06; NewsChannel5 09.29.06; Tennessean 09.29.06; WREG 11.14.06; Commercial Appeal 11.15.06; Eyewitness News 06.15.07; Jackson Sun 06.15.07; Commercial Appeal 06.18.07; Daily News 06.20.07; Commercial Appeal 08.18.07; Commercial Appeal 03.31.08; Daily News 04.08.10; Diocese of Memphis Report 02.28.20
Nguyen
Paul1980PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in Oslo, Norway. Vietnam native. To Rome 1989, then San Bernardino, CA. Resigned as parish pastor 09/93 after accused of sexual misconduct with minor in 01/93. Placed on leave. Police began an investigation, which was soon dropped. Went to Helsinki, Finland diocese. To Sweden 2003, worked with Vietnamese Mission. Returned to Norway 8/04, then to the U.S. in 2005, per bio on "Den katolske kirke" website. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press-Enterprise (CA) 04.23.93; Press-Enterprise 04.24.93; Press Enterprise 01.06.94; Press Enterprise 04.27.02; Den katolske kirke 11.10.05; Diocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18
NguyenVincent The Quang1975PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese, along with two other priests, on its list in 1/19. Extern priest from the Archdiocese of Saigon, Vietnam. Worked in the Biloxi diocese 1986-89. Ministry prohibited in 1989 after the diocese received reports that he had sexually abused adolescent girls.The girls' parents first reported the abuse to the police. Added to the Richmond diocese's list 2/27/19.Biloxi, MSSource:
Diocese of Biloxi List 01.24.19; Sun Herald 01.24.19; WDAM TV 01.24.19; Diocese of Richmond List 06.27.19
Ngwumohaike
Anthony1969PAccusedDiocesanPersonnel files on Ngwumohaike and two other priests released in 1/04 and contained allegations of abuse. All three priests remained in active ministry because the allegations were either anonymous or withdrawn, per church spokesman. Ngwumohaike was priest and chairman of the General Council of the Nigerian Catholic Community in Boston, per website accessed 5/18/04. Name not found on website 8/2/07. Working in Okporo, Orlu diocese, in Nigeria in 2010.Boston, MASource:
Pastoral Ministry of Priests 2010, Diocese of Orlu - Nigeria; Boston Herald 01.15.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
NhiTran Dinh1971PAccusedDiocesanFrom Vietnam. Arrived in the U.S. in 1975, assigned to the Arlington diocese. Incardinated into the diocese in 1980. Placed on leave in 5/06 after allegations he abused two girls 1975-1980. Diocese deemed allegations credible. Nhi contested the finding. On the diocese's list in 2/19. Final determination of his canonical status pending.Arlington, VASource:
WVEC (Virginia) AP 05.10.06; Richmond Times Dispatch 05.11.06; Washington Post 05.11.06; Washington Post 12.02.10; Diocese of Arlington List 02.25.19
Assignments:
Catholic Herald (Virginia) 5.11.06
Nicewicz
Edward1962PConvictedDiocesanChaplain at state prison in Gardner, MA when accused in 1985 of child rape and molestation involving two girls from Sutton, ages 11 and 12. Received a jail sentence in 1986. Died 2/2/17, age 88. His obituary states that he "served in his ministry in the Diocese of Worcester until 1986."Worcester, MASource:
United Press International 05.12.86; Telegram & Gazette 11.01.86; Telegram & Gazette 01.26.02; Telegram & Gazette 08.28.03; Telegram & Gazette Obituary 02.04.17
NicholsHerbert T.1975PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese in 1/20. Suspended after a review of personnel files showed an allegation that he abused a minor 20 years prior. Nichols denied the allegation.Fall River, MASource:
Cape Cod Times 01.26.20; Diocese of Fall River 01.26.20; WPRI 01.26.20
Nichols
Richard W.1958PAccusedDiocesanParish priest, child psychologist. In 2009 a man stated publicly that Nichols raped him at age 13 in 1966 when he was an altar boy at SS. Peter and Paul, where Nichols was assigned. He said he told his parents who felt they couldn't challenge the Church. In 1980 two boys told their parents they were abused by Nichols as altar boys at St. Aloysius in West Allys in the 1970s. The parents went to the pastor, who suggested the boys write a letter to Archbishop Weakland. At least one did. The Archdiocese offered counseling but allowed Nichols to continue in ministry. One of the two in 2002 said the abuse started in 1974 and included rape. Nichols admitted in 1984 to sexual abuse of a boy, who was his patient, in 1978. Complaints filed in 1983 and in 1985. After publicity, Nichols surrendered his psychology license and was removed from ministry. He died in 1996 at age 63.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.13.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 05.19.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.21.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.07.09; Correction in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.08.09; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; SNAP Wisconsin 12.13.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
NicholsRoderick1989PSuedDiocesanRetired in 2015. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/20 of sexually abusing a boy, age 13 or 14 in the early 1990s, while pastor of St. Francis de Paula in Tularosa. (The parish was part of the El Paso Diocese at the time of the alleged abuse.) Faculties revoked.Las Cruces, NMSource:
Las Cruces Sun-News 08.04.20
Nichols
Stephen J.1986PConvictedDiocesanDiocese received complaint in 2005; investigated internally over four months before reporting to police. Attorney General's office investigated. Placed on leave 4/3/06. Charged 9/06 with sexually molesting a male teen. Nichols claimed that the victim was the aggressor in the incident. Pled guilty 5/1/07; sentenced to 30 days jail and two years probation. Resigned as pastor 6/7/07. Laicized 1/23/15.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 09.09.06; WCAX 09.09.06; Burlington Free Press 09.11.06; WCAX 09.11.06; Burlington Free Press 09.12.06; Rutland Herald 09.12.06; Sun Journal 09.12.06; Rutland Herald 02.04.07; St Albans Messenger 03.09.07; Burlington Free Press 04.27.07; Rutland Herald 04.27.07; WCAX 04.30.07; Burlington Free Press 05.01.07; Burlington Free Press 02.09.08; Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19; Seven Days 08.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19
NicholsonJohn1948PSettledDiocesanSettlement in 1995 with a man claiming abuse as a boy by Nicholson. At least 11 known victims. Nicholson died 12/6/88. Another man filed suit against the diocese in 4/03 alleging abuse beginning in 1965 when he was age 12. Suit settled in 9/06 for $250K. In 6/13 a man named Nicholson as an abuser in a first civil suit filed in St. Louis County under a new MN law suspending civil SOL for people alleging they were sexually abused as children. Included on 12/31/13 Duluth list of priests with credible allegations.Duluth, MNSource:
Star Tribune 04.13.02; Duluth News Tribune 04.05.03; Duluth News Tribune 11.18.03; Duluth News Tribune 02.11.06; Duluth News Tribune 09.15.06; Duluth News Tribune 06.26.13; Northlands News Center 06.26.13; Petition in Doe 5 v Diocese of Duluth St Louis Co MN 06.26.13; Star Tribune 06.27.13; Star Tribune 06.28.13; Anderson & Associates Press Release 06.30.13; Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13; Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Examiner 12.31.13; Northlands News Center 12.31.13; SNAP Statement 12.31.13; Star Tribune 12.31.13; Anderson & Assoc Media Advisory 01.01.14; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14; Northlands News Center 01.22.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates Media Statement 09.10.14; Northlands News Center 09.11.14; Pioneer Press 09.11.14; Diocese of Duluth Statement 12.07.15; Duluth News Tribune 12.07.15; Star Tribune, 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.11.15; Wall Street Journal 12.11.15
NicholsonPatrick J. L.1969PSuedDiocesanAir Force Academy chaplain. Accused of pressing a female freshman at the Academy in 1984 into an improper sexual relationship after she had gone to him for counseling. The relationship resumed briefly in 1999. The woman told military investigators of the situation in 1999 and he was discharged from the Air Force in 2000. Another woman came forward in 2003 to allege abuse by Nicholson when she was age 15 in the 1970s. Previously part of Mobile AL archdiocese. On archdiocese's list 12/6/18.Mobile, ALSource:
Denver Post 04.20.00; Denver Post 04.21.00; Rocky Mountain News 04.21.00; Denver Post 05.02.00; Tucson Citizen 05.08.00; Denver Post 06.14.00; Denver Post 08.12.00; Denver Post 10.28.00; Mobile Register 02.15.03; Associated Press 07.15.03; Mobile Register 08.11.03; Montgomery Advertiser 08.12.03; Associated Press 10.08.03; Mobile Register 02.17.04; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18
Nickas
John P.1966PSettledDiocesanDied 10/09/08. A $75K settlement involving claims against Nickas announced 5/15/13. Accused of sex abuse of a boy on several occasions 1970-72, at St. Rocco's in Newark. Also accused of giving the boy alcohol. A second man alleged that he was molested as a child while staying at a Newark homeless shelter founded by Nickas. The diocesan review board deemed both allegations not credible. After the first settlement, attorney asked that this man's claims be re-investigated. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted.Newark, NJSource:
Star-Ledger 10.18.08; Star-Ledger 05.15.13; The Record 05.16.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13; Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19; Archdiocese of Newark Tobin Letter 02.13.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Nickel
James R.1970PSettledSS.CC.Worked in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA, the Winona MN and Fall River MA dioceses and the Diocese of Nassau, Bahamas. Went on to Damien Ministries in Washington DC. Died 1/20/08. In 4/12 attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced the settlement of at least one claim regarding Nickel. Two more lawsuits filed 12/31/14 alleging sexual abuse of boys in Fall River diocese, one in the 1970s, the other in the 1980s. Diocese settled for $880K in 4/17 with eight men claiming abuse as boys by Nickel. The abuse was said to have occurred on Cape Cod, and on trips to the Bahamas, IL, NY, Washington DC, RI and NH. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused.Fall River, MASource:
The Anchor--Diocese of Fall River 06.22.78; SouthCoastToday 11.20.99; Metro Weekly 01.30.08; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; SNAP Statement 09.28.12; Jeff Anderson & Assoicates 11.05.14; Cape Cod Times 01.22.15; South Coast Today 01.22.15; Boston Globe 04.10.17; Cape Cod Times 04.11.17; Cape Cod Chronicle 04.12.17; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Nickerson
David J. BConvictedLittle Brothers of the Good ShepherdKnown as "Brother Dave" while ministering in Milwaukee in the 1980s, Nickerson confessed in 2007 to abuse of a 9- or 10-year-old boy in the mid-1980s at St. Vincent De Paul school. This was only after another "Brother Dave" (David Sanders) had been arrested, convicted at trial, and given a 15- year sentence as of 1/07. The real Brother Dave was arrested in 6/08 in MO and was being returned to WI. In treatment at RECON in MO as of 7/08. Sentenced to 5 years in prison.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.17.07; Wisconsin State Journal 01.28.08; SNAP letter to Archbishop Dolan 06.30.08; SNAP Press Release 06.30.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.01.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.20.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
NickseJose Pablo1973PSettledDiocesanFrom Cuba. Worked in Florida for at least 20 years. Placed on leave in 6/02 after a lawsuit claimed he and Fr. Ricardo Castellanos abused a 15-year-old youth in 1982. Additional complaints and/or suits filed. Some settled in 2004. Nickse died of a heart attack in 12/02, before the allegations were completely investigated.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 06.05.02; Miami Herald 06.06.02; Sun-Sentinel 06.29.02; Miami Herald 07.03.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.12.02; Sun-Sentinel 12.26.02; Sun-Sentinel 12.28.02; Sun-Sentinel 02.04.03; Miami Herald 12.15.03; Miami Herald 09.22.04; Miami Herald 10.18.06
Niebrugge
Richard PSuedDiocesanA woman filed suit in 2004 alleging that Niebrugge abused her for many years, beginning when she was 10, and that he had fathered her child which was born in 1978. The woman had been taken from an abusive family and lived with Niebrugge for many years in various rectories. Niebrugge died in 1983. Suit dismissed on statute of limitations and dismissal upheld by 5th District Appellate Court in 8/06.Springfield, ILSource:
Belleville News-Democrat 01.28.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch 01.28.04; State Journal-Register 01.31.04; State Journal-Register 02.03.04; State Journal-Register 07.22.04; Madison County Record 08.22.06; Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 08.30.06; St Louis Post-Dispatch 0 06.06.11; Illinois Times 12.06.18
NiedbalskiTerrence N.1964PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly by the diocese in 10/19 as having substantiated allegations against him of child sexual abuse. Removed from ministry in 1975. Died 7/10/97.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 10.22.19; Diocese of Buffalo List updated 11.05.19
Nieman
Raymond Lawrence1954PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Retired in 1981. Died 1/7/02.Covington, KYSource:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Niemeyer
Arthur W.1949PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese when added to its list 6/17/20 of accused clergy. Parish priest in Belleville, Shiloh, Kinmundy, Salem and Cahokia. Director of St. John's Orphanage in Shiloh in the 1950s and '60s. Chaplain of St. Joseph Hospital in Breese 1976-88. Died 4/26/88. A former priest came forward shortly after Niemeyer was named in 2020 to say that in 1966, when he was a seminarian and volunteering at the orphanage, he and the orphanage's mother superior reported to Bishop Zuroweste suspicions that Niemeyer was sexually abusing grade-school boys. Niemeyer was transferred, and kept in ministry. The former priest said he knows that one of the boys died by suicide.Belleville, ILSource:
Diocese of Belleville List Updated 06.17.20; Belleville News Democrat 07.06.20; Belleville News-Democrat 07.11.20
NienaberLeonard Bernard 1934PConvictedDiocesanOrdained for the Diocese of Covington, which then encompassed Lexington. (The Lexington diocese was established in 1988.) Assigned 1960-79 to Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary in Lexington. Indicted in 1993 at age 86. Convicted in 1994 on 10 counts of sexual abuse of as many as 18 minors. Sentenced to 10 years (probated) and admittance to St. Jean Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO. In 2002 and 2003 17 women and a man filed suit. In a 12/03 settlement, 20 of 24 claims against the diocese were Nienaber victims. Age 97 and still living at the Vianney Center in 12/03; ordered by diocese to remain there after his 10 year sentence ended. Died 11/19/06, age 99. Included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20.Lexington, KYSource:
Courier Journal 04.08.93; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.03.02; Lexington Herald Leader 08.10.02; Courier Journal 08.17.02; Courier-Journal 08.24.02; Courier-Journal 04.23.03; Courier-Journal 10.12.03; Courier-Journal 12.10.03; Lexington Herald Leader 03.04.06; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.27.06; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Nienstedt
John C. 1974PAccusedDiocesanAccused 2013 of touching a boy's buttocks after a Confirmation in 2009. County attorney found "insufficient evidence" in 3/14. Returned to ministry as archbishop. Internal investigation of alleged misconduct with adults revealed 7/14. It reportedly found "sexual advances" by Nienstedt toward two priests. Nienstedt kept findings secret and, per MPR report, authorized new investigation by 2nd law firm. Resigned 6/15, per 401.2, soon after archdiocese was criminally charged for contributing to child sex abuse. Documents released 7/16 show allegations of Nienstedt's "promiscuous gay lifestyle", and Vatican cover-up. Nienstedt denied the allegations. In 2016 working at Napa Institute in CA. Detroit archdiocese announced 10/18 that Nienstedt said he was going to move to a house he owns in southeast MI, agreeing to abstain from public ministry. Allegations revealed 12/18 he invited two minors to a hotel room to change out of wet clothes in 2005 at Vatican youth rally in Germany.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Minnesota Public Radio 06.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.17.13; Star Tribune 12.17.13; Star Tribune 03.11.14; Commonweal Magazine 07.01.14; Star Tribune 06.15.15; Fox 9 07.20.16; Houston Chronicle 07.20.16; New York Times 07.20.16; Pioneer Press 07.20.16; CBS Minnesota 07.21.16; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.16; National Catholic Reporter 07.21.16; Pioneer Press 07.21.16; Star Tribune 07.21.16; Minnesota Public Radio 07.29.16; Catholic Spirit 08.02.16; National Catholic Reporter 08.03.16; Pioneer Press 08.04.16; Fox 9 08.23.16; Press Democrat 08.27.16; Canonical Consultation 08.28.16; FOX 9, 09.27.16; Star Tribune 09.29.16; Fox 9 04.25.17; American Conservative 08.06.18; Archdiocese of St Paul -Minneapolis 08.31.18; Archdiocese of Detroit 10.24.18; Catholic Spirit 11.02.18; Archdiocese of St Paul -Minneapolis 12.14.18; Associated Press 12.18.18; Metro Times 03.20.19; Crux 03.23.20; Star Tribune 03.24.20
NievesJose  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the El Paso diocese on its list 1/31/19.El Paso, TXSource:
Diocese of El Paso List 01.31.19
Nigli
Francis A.1997PAccusedDiocesanSent to treatment in 2013 after allegations of inappropriate touching of an 18-year-old male (a minor, per diocese). Returned to ministry. Removed 6/18 after allegation of sexual assault of a a 21-year-old man in 5/18. Not made public until 10/18. On diocese's list 11/30/18. It notes " After professional assessment, was not prohibited from ministry."Omaha, NESource:
KMTV 10.25.18; Omaha World-Herald 12.01.18; The Catholic Voice 12.03.18; Omaha World-Herald 12.09.18; Archdiocese of Omaha List updated 06.01.19
Nikliborc
Robert Daniel1955PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 12/03 lawsuit of abuse 1963-65. Sued in 2005, accused of abuse of an 11-year-old boy at Boys Town of the Desert. Spent time at Paraclete's center in Jemez Springs NM in 1956. While running Boys Town of the Desert, where he was assigned 1957-69, he owned homes in Las Vegas and Palm Springs, living a lavish lifestyle and going by the name Robert Drew Rand. Convicted of tax evasion in 1968 and spent 97 days in jail. Reassigned in 1971 to St. Anne's in San Diego, the diocese's poorest parish; there until he retired in 2001. Died 3/19/06. Personnel file released 10/24/10.San Diego, CASource:
Charleston Daily News 10.10.68; Cedar Rapids Gazette 10.12.68; News and Tribune 10.13.68; Lethbridge Herald 11.28.68; Redlands Daily Facts 01.09.69; San Diego Union-Tribune 12.29.85; Las Vegas Sun 05.02.02; Press-Enterprise 07.24.05; San Diego Union Tribune 04.25.06; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Canadian Press 10.25.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; LA Times 10.25.10
Niland
Jack1976PSuedOFM.CapCapuchin Franciscan Friar of the Province of St. Mary, ordained in NY. Worked on Guam 1976-99 then Pearl City, HI 1999-2008. Teacher, counselor, pastor, vice-provincial. (First Guam assignment was assistant parish priest under Rev. Anthony Apuron who later became bishop, and in 2017 has many accusations against him of child sex abuse.) Nilan died 8/5/09 in New York. He was accused in a 6/17 lawsuit of molesting a 14-year-old boy in the rectory of Our Lady of Mt Carmel parish in Agat in 1982. The boy aspired to be a priest and was living at the rectory. Suit filed 10/17 by man alleging rape as a 10-year-old altar boy by Niland, in about 1979, during confessions.Honolulu, HISource:
Republic 06.20.17; Capuchin website accessed 07.14.17; KUAM News 10.31.17; Pacific Daily News 10.31.17; Pacific News Center 11.01.17
Assignments:
Capuchin website accessed 07.14.17
NixonDominic BAccusedMember of the Congregation of Presentation Brothers (F.P.M.). On Diocese of Jefferson City's list 11/8/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry in the diocese.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18
Nocinski
Rudolph Stefan BConvictedOFM FranciscanArrested in 7/04, charged with felony possession of child pornography after a computer technician found a screen saver with pornographic images, including some child pornography. The technician alerted police, who found more than 2500 images at Nocinski's residence. Had been with order for 35 years. Was not currently involved in public ministry. Received 18 month prison term (suspended) and 5 years probation.Green Bay, WISource:
Green Bay Press-Gazette 07.29.04; Green Bay Press-Gazette 08.17.04; Green Bay Press-Gazette 11.10.04; Green Bay Press-Gazette 01.25.05
Nocita
Michael Stephen1977PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of three minors 1975-85, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Named in at least one suit. One allegation of abuse 1980-82 reported to police in 1988. Removed in 1991. Faculties revoked in 2000. Claims included in $660M L.A. settlement in 7/07. Accused in a 9/12 suit of abuse of a girl in 1980 at St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs. She claimed counseling paid for by the church prevented her from filing suit in 2003 during CA window. Laicized in 2006. Personnel file released 1/13. Claims included in 2/18/14 $13M settlement.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report, page 2 02.17.04; LA Times 11.17.05; Random Lengths News (LA) 01.12.06; LA Times 04.20.06; LA Daily News 07.17.07; LA Times 07.17.07; KPCC 09.06.12; LA Daily News 10.12.12; Personnel File Released 01.31.13; KABC 02.01.13; NY Times 02.01.13; LA Times 02.18.14; Los Angeles Daily News 02.19.14; Worthy Adversary 02.20.14
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
Noel
James E.1954PAccusedDiocesanDied in 1980. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused after his death of the sexual abuse of a child. Assigned late 1950s-early 1960s to St. Mary's in Lebanon.Harrisburg, PASource:
Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; Lebanon Daily News 08.02.18
Nogaro
Paul M.1971PSuedDiocesanPastor of St. Stephen's on Grand Island when accused by a man in his early 60s in a lawsuit 8/19 of raping and molesting him at age 11. Nogaro denied the allegations. Suspended. Retired. The man also accused Revs. Frank Tuchols, Peter Popadick and a "Fr. Mike," as well as two teachers at St. Mary of Sorrows church and school. He said the abuse occurred at St. Mary's and at Bishop Fallon High School. The accuser reportedly would not cooperate in the investigation; the Review Board deemed the allegations against Nogaro and Popadick unsubstantiated. Nogaro returned to ministry 1/17/20. On 1/23/20 a second lawsuit was filed, claiming Nogaro abused a boy, ages 10-12 in the 1990s.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 08.14.19; Buffalo News 08.14.19; Buffalo News 08.14.19; Diocese of Buffalo Statement 01.17.20; WBEN 01.17.20; Buffalo News 01.24.20
Nohilly
Thomas1981PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Removed from ministry 7/22/02. Laicized 11/25/11. Died 1/25/19.New York, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Noia
Leonel C.1973PConvictedDiocesanPer news in 5/02 article, two boys testified in 1976 that Noia showed them pornography and rubbed their genitals during a camping trip. The boys told a family camping nearby, and police were called. Noia pled no contest to one felony charge; sentenced to jail for six months, five years probation and psych treatment. Returned to ministy in 1978. Permanently banned from ministry in 6/02. Two new allegations in 7/02, followed by civil suit filed 3/03. Both claims included in 6/05 $21.2M settlement with SF archdiocese involving five priests. Died 6/3/05. Included on diocese's list 10/18/18.San Jose, CASource:
San Jose Mercury News 05.26.02; San Jose Mercury News 06.01.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; San Jose Mercury News 06.22.02; SF Chronicle 06.23.02; San Jose Mercury News 07.14.02; San Jose Mercury News 11.12.02; San Jose Mercury News 03.01.03; San Jose Mercury News 02.15.04; San Jose Mercury News 08.31.04; San Francisco Chronicle 06.11.05; San Jose Mercury News 06.11.05; The Valley Catholic 08.16.05; San Francisco Chronicle 10.18.18; San Jose Diocese list 10.18.18; KPIX 10.19.18
NolanJames F. 1929PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1957. In 11/03 a 75-year-old man reported to the diocese that when he was a 15-year-old altar boy, Nolan groped him. The man stated that he felt he could now put the matter behind him. On diocese's list 8/19/18.Scranton, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
NolanJoseph1947PAccusedDiocesanIn 8/19 the diocese announced that an allegation against Nolan had been deemed not credible by the Review Board, due to insufficient evidence. The allegation was made via the diocese's IRCP 12/20/17, and reported to law enforcement. Per Nolan's accuser, the abuse allegedly occurred 1976-79 while Nolan was assigned to Our Lady of the Snows in Queens. Another allegation was also made 12/20/17, via an attorney. The case was dropped after the attorney was unable to contact this accuser. In 8/19 Nolan was age 97.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List updated 09.20.19; Diocese of Brooklyn 08.13.20
Nolan
William A.1985PAcquittedDiocesanPolice report filed in 4/18 said Nolan repeatedly sexually assaulted a boy 2006-10, when the boy was ages 13-17 and Nolan was assigned to St. Joseph's in Fort Atkinson. Nolan retired at age 64 in 2007, citing a heart condition. In residence at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Madison when arrested 5/17/18. Previous assignments included parishes in Watertown, Madison and Cambridge; also St. John Vianney in Janesville under Rev. Gerald Vosen, who was later successfully sued for child sex abuse. New investigation reported 5/22/18 of sexual misconduct toward an adult male in Janesville in 2009. Janesville police contacted the diocese about Nolan in 2015 after a friend of the man alleging misconduct in 2009 contacted them with concerns. Pled not guilty in 7/18. Found not guilty at trial in 9/19. In 3/18 Review Board deemed allegations not credible. Returned to status as a retired priest in good standing.Madison, WISource:
Channel 3000 05.17.18; Daily Jefferson County Union 05.17.18; Diocese of Madison 05.17.18; Madison State Journal 05.17.18; Channel 3000 05.18.18; WKOW 05.18.18; Channel 3000 05.22.18; WISC-TV 05.22.18; WKOW 05.22.18; FOX 6 Now 05.27.18; FOX 6 Now 07.12.18; WKOW 07.12.18; Jefferson County Daily Union 02.15.19; WMTV/NBC15 09.03.19; WKOW 09.09.19; WKOW 09.09.19; Channel 3000 09.10.19; WKOW 09.11.19; Channel 3000 09.12.19; Associated Press 09.14.19; Beloit Daily News 09.16.19; Wisconsin State Journal 01.17.20; Gazettextra 03.07.20; Associated Press 03.08.20
Nolin
John W.1960PAccusedDiocesanSent for treatment in 1982 after admitting to a long history of involvement with adult women. [See Attorney General 's report for relevant documents.] In 3/94 a woman in her 30s and her sister and brother told the diocese that Nolin was sexually involved in the 1960s and '70s with their mother when they were children. The priest had the family move into a house he owned Keene. The woman said that when she was age 12 or 13, Nolin would come into her bedroom and touch her genital area under her nightgown. Nolin denied abusing the girl. Faculties removed in 6/94. The diocese reportedly told his alleged victim they believed her but that there was not enough evidence to take action. Name not on list sent to Attorney General's office; it was sent separately a month later. Laicized in 11/06, announced in 1/07. Last known to be living in New Mexico.Manchester, NHSource:
Manchester Union Leader 03.16.02; Associated Press 03.20.02; New Hampshire Atty General Report on Manchester Diocese 03.03.03; Manchester Union Leader 03.04.03; Concord Monitor 03.06.03; Diocese of Manchester Press Release 01.26.07; Concord Monitor 01.27.07; Manchester Union Leader 01.27.07; Nashua Telegraph 01.28.07; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
NoonanEdward1914PAccusedDiocesanFrom Ireland. Ordained in Salt Lake City, UT, where he worked for ten years. Transferred to the San Francisco Bay Area. Elevated to monsignor in 1962. Pastor of St. Gertrude' s in Stockton 1943-66. Retired to Ireland in 1969. Died 1/20/70. Named publicly as accused by the Stockton diocese on its list 2/23/17. Abuse alleged to have occurred 1952-55, 1959-62, 1965, and 1967, reported in 2003 and 2014.Stockton, CASource:
Sacramento Bee Obituary 01.22.70; Diocese of Stockton List 02.23.17
Assignments:
Diocese of Stockton List 02.23.17; Diocese of Stockton Revised List 11.12.20
Norman
Clifford A.1960PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Allegation in 1998 to the diocese that Norman repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy, age 12, in 1968, while pastor of Sacred Heart in Avondale. Norman denied the abuse. He left the Pueblo diocese in 1975 and moved to central Mexico, where he founded a home for abused and neglected children. He died 5/3/13 in Colon, Queretaro, Mexico.Pueblo, COSource:
Peoria Journal Star via Findagrave 05.19.13; CO Attorney General Special Masters Report 10.22.19
Assignments:
Anderson Ad Book 11.13.19
NormantowiczEdmund/Edward BAccusedLaSalletteLaSallete Missionary. Per the 1989 Catholic Directory was also a permanent deacon in St. Louis. By 1999 he was a permanent deacon in the Lake Charles diocese. Named publicly as accused by the Lake Charles diocese on its list updated in 11/19. (Name mispelled Normanmtowicz, first name Edward, but is Edmund in Directories and father's 2014 obituary.) Lake Charles' list notes accusations of sexual abuse of minors, occurring 1976-78 and 1980 in Sulphur, LA and reported to the diocese in 2003 and 2019. Prohibited from ministry. Appears to have been long living with his order in Hartford, CT.Lake Charles, LASource:
Diocese of Lake Charles List updated 11.19.19
Norris
Francis L.1956PSettledOblates of St. Francis de SalesLawsuit filed 11/30/07 claimed Norris attempted rape in 1962 of a boy attending Salesianum School. Suit alleged school, order and diocese had prior knowledge of abuse by Norris. He died in 1985. In 4/09 three more plaintiffs filed suit claiming abuse at the same school. Case against diocese settled 10/30/09. Jury found order liable 11/09 but awarded no damages. New trial ordered 2/22/11. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.Wilmington, DESource:
News Journal 12.01.07; News Journal 07.20.08; News Journal 04.28.09; News Journal 10.23.09; News Journal 10.25.09; WJZ 10.29.09; News Journal 11.03.09; News Journal 11.05.09; News Journal 11.09.09; Daily Times 11.16.09; News Journal 11.24.09; WJZ 11.24.09; News Journal 11.25.09; News Journal 11.28.09; Delaware Supreme Court Decision in Sheehan V Oblates of St Francis De Sales, 02.22.11; Wall Street Journal 02.22.11; News Journal 08.04.11; Middletown Transcript 08.05.11; News Journal 08.05.11
Norton
William W.1967PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 1/7/21. Taught at Bishop Stang High School 1969-71; Director of St. Mary's Home for children in 1970. Died in 2004.Fall River, MASource:
Dartmouth Week 01.08.21; Wareham Weekly 01.09.21; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
NouwenRobert L. DConvictedDiocesanNouwen pled guilty 12/12 to possession of child pornography (boys). He was deacon at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Removed from ministry. Per 5/13 press release, he also admitted to federal authorities that he had raped two children. Sentenced to 70 months in federal prison and lifetime supervision after release. Archdiocese to ask that he be laicized. On archdiocese's list 12/6/18.Mobile, ALSource:
Local 15 12.19.12; Local 15 12.20.12; Press-Register 12.20.12; ALcom 05.14.13; ALcom 05.20.13; Fox 10 05.20.13; Local 15 05.20.13; Local 15 05.20.13; Lagniappe Mobile 09.12.18; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18
NovakJames M.1957PAccusedDiocesanPer news article 8/24/10, accused of abuse and permanently removed from ministry; no dates given. On the Lansing diocese's list of credibly accused 9/27/19. Multiple allegations. Noted to have been removed from ministry 11/25/02. Laicization pending.Lansing, MISource:
Lansing State Journal 08.24.10; Diocese of Lansing List 09.27.19
Nowak
James A.1967PSettledDiocesanRetired in 2007 from SS Peter and Paul in Naperville. Member of Montini Catholic HS board of directors. Removed without privileges in 8/12 after allegation of sex abuse of a minor about 25 years prior. Per 1989 Official Catholic Directory was assigned to St. Anthony's in Joliet. Review Board deemed allegation credible. Matter sent to Rome. Still pending 4/14. Named in new suit 5/15/13. Named as one of 5 priests in $4.137 million lawsuit settled in 4/15. Settlements with eight men claiming abuse as minors. Per diocese's list updated in 12/18, Nowak was permanently removed from ministry.Joliet, ILSource:
CBS Chicago 08.30.12; Chicago Tribune 08.30.12; Daily Herald 08.30.12; WGN 08.30.12; My Suburban Life 09.01.12; My Suburban Life 09.04.12; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Huffington Post 05.15.13; Suburban Life 05.15.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Patch 04.15.16; CBS Chicago 09.27.18; CBS 2 10.07.18; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
Nowak
Jeffrey L. 2012PAccusedDiocesanPastor of Our Lady Help of Christians in Cheektowaga when suspended from ministry in 8/19 after allegations of inappropriate contact with children and harassment of a seminarian. Reportedly to be sent to a treatment center for assessment. He denied the allegations.Buffalo, NYSource:
WKBW TV 08.07.19; Catholic News Agency 08.20.19; WKBW 08.20.19; WIVB 08.28.19; Catholic News Service 09.04.19; Crux 09.04.19; WBEN Radio 09.05.19; Buffalo News 09.08.19; Buffalo News 01.07.20; Catholic News Agency 03.04.20
Nowak
Michael E.1997PConvictedDiocesanPastor at St. Theresa of Liseiux Parish in Kenosha when removed in 5/11 after a 14-year-old girl's parents complained to police that he had recently made inappropriate telephone call(s) (containing sexually-explicit language) to the girl. No physical contact took place per the archdiocese. A second girl, age 17, also filed a complaint saying she received the same type of calls from him. Charged. Pled guilty in 7/11. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and one year probation. A former nurse, Nowak was granted a partial registered nurse license in 2012 and a full license in 2013.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 05.07.11; Statement by Archbishop Listecki of Milwaukee 05.07.11; Statement by SNAP 05.07.11; WISN 05.07.11; Greenfield Reporter (AP) 05.08.11; WTMJ 05.08.11; Fox6 05.09.11; Today's TMJ 05.09.11; Catholic Herald 05.10.11; WTMJ 05.11.11; SNAP Statement 05.12.11; TMJ4 05.24.11; WISN 05.24.11; CHNonline 05.25.11; WLS 05.25.11; WTMJ 07.21.11; Channel 3000 07.22.11; WISN 07.22.11; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 03.17.12; SNAP Wisconsin 01.27.13; Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 11.02.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Nowak
Randolph 1952PAccusedCapuchinsWorked in New York, Guam and Hawaii. Accused in a 2008 letter to Order's NY provincial of abusing a boy 1961-66, when the boy attended St. Mary's Seminary High School in Glenclyffe, NY. The accuser produced correspondence that substantiated his claim, including an apology from Nowak. Order has paid for counseling for him. Faculties had been removed in 2004 for past allegations that "arose elsewhere." Nowak worked in almost every parish in Guam staffed by his Order. Retired and living in Guam at Capuchin Friary in 4/17; there since at least 2007.New York, NYSource:
KUAM 03.23.10; Pacific News Center 03.23.10; Marianas Variety 03.24.10; Archdiocese of Agana News Release 04.22.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Nowery
C. Richard1968PAccusedCongregation of Holy CrossAccused in 1986 of sexually abusing two boys in Austin, TX. Sent for treatment then approved for return to ministry. Worked for the order for eight years recruiting and guiding new members, with no unsupervised access to children. Assigned in 1994 to a New Orleans parish where he was made pastor in 1995. Placed on leave in 2002 after review of personnel file. Officials there said they had no knowledge of his past. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Died in 2018. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19. On order's list 6/12/19.Austin, TXSource:
Times-Picayune 05.06.02; Austin American-Statesman 05.07.02; Times-Picayune 05.07.02; The Advocate 05.10.02; Daily Town Talk 05.13.02; Austin American-Statesman 05.18.02; The Advocate 05.25.02; Austin American-Statesman 01.06.04; Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18; New Orleans Advocate 11.29.18; Diocese of Austin List 01.31.19; The Advocate 02.27.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19; Congregation of Holy Cross List 08.01.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Austin Assignments
Nu'uanu
Joseph P. BAccusedMarianistProfessed vows in 1956 as a Marianist brother, Province of the Pacific. Worked in CA and HI. Died 1/23/13. Included on the Order's 6/24/20 list of those "found to have sexually abused a minor."San Jose, CASource:
Mercury News Obituary 01.25.13; Marianists US Province list 06.24.20
NuddRobert Eugene1949PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Richmond and Arlington dioceses on their lists in 2/19. Died in 1978. Allegation reported after Nudd's death.Richmond, VASource:
Diocese of Richmond List 02.13.19; News Channel 6 02.13.19; Diocese of Arlington List 02.25.19
Nuedling
George A.1948PSettledDiocesanAs of 2002 Nuedling, who died 1/29/94, had been accused of abuse by five people. The first complaints surfaced in 1986 when a man said that Nuedling had abused him and possibly his brother as boys in the 1960s. Bishop Sklba confronted Nuedling who acknowledged misconduct. Another complaint was received in 1993 and Nuedling was forced to resign. At least ten suits were filed in 2002 and 2003. All were dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Most later settled.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.06.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.22.02; Associated Press 11.29.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 12.06.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.06.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.10.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentine 04.29.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.31.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.13.05; Capital Times 07.13.05; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.13.05; Pioneer Press (AP) 07.14.05; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.20.13; Kenosha News 10.19.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Nugent
Francis E.1956PSettledSalesianA woman told the Salesians in 1994 that Nugent abused her and two of her brothers. Nugent was sent for therapy, then reassigned. The woman complained again to the order in 1998 after she discovered that Nugent was working at a youth camp. The order settled with her in 1998 for $250K. Per the woman, she was part of a group of up to 8 children Nugent regularly abused in the 1970s. Another suit was settled in 2008, claiming abuse of a male Don Bosco Prep student 1977-76. Named in a suit filed by four former junior seminary students. Died at 89 on 1/20/11 in Italy, where he had lived for many years. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused.Paterson, NJSource:
Gallagher Interview September 2004; NY Times 04.11.02; Poughkeepsie Journal 05.02.02; Journal News 10.01.02; Salon 01.09.03; Long Island Press 02.24.05; Salesian di Don Bosco website accessed 01.24.11; Salesians List 03.31.20; The Record 03.22.21
Assignments:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Nunan
Jeremiah1963PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Ireland. Accused in 2006 of abuse of boy ages 9-12 in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Suspended. Denied allegation. Accuser said he told diocese in 2004 but nothing done. Diocese cleared Nunan 1/07 and returned him to previous assignment in Cairo, NY. Plaintiff died 3/08; suit continued. New suit 4/12 by two brothers claiming abuse as minors led to second removal without privileges. Nunan allegedly paid one of the men in 2010-12 to keep quiet. Diocese announced 6/30/18 Nunan was permanently barred from ministry due to credible accusation he sexually abused a minor in the early 1990s. Suit filed in 12/19 under the NY Child Victims Act by one of the two brothers, claiming abuse 1989-95 at ages 9-15. His sibling was allegedly abuse ages 7-21.Albany, NYSource:
Daily Freeman 03.02.06; Albany Times Union 03.04.06; Daily Freeman 06.10.06; Irish Voice (New York) 06.14.06; Daily Freeman 11.05.06; NY Post (AP) 11.06.06; Daily Freeman 11.26.06; Daily Freeman 01.21.07; Newsday 01.21.07; Albany Times Union 01.22.07; Daily Mail 07.09.08; Daily Freeman 07.13.08; Albany Times Union 04.14.12; Statement by the Diocese of Albany 04.14.12; WRGB 04.14.12; YNN 04.14.12; Albany Times Union 04.24.12; Fox 23 04.24.12; Daily Mail 04.26.12; Watershed Post 04.26.12; Daily Mail 04.28.12; Diocese of Albany 06.30.18; Diocese of Albany Revised List 11.30.18; WNYT 07.18.19; Register Star 08.16.19; Albany Times Union 12.11.19
NunezAlbert G.1964PAccusedDiocesanReportedly accused in 2015-16 of molesting two brothers, one by then deceased, in the 1970s. Report to state police; investigation closed because the surviving brother did not want to press charges. Another man said that when he was age 12, Nunez "spooned" him in bed after his mother insisted the boy stay the night in the rectory. Nunez denied the allegations. Not on diocese's list 4/12/19. Retired in 2018; living in 5/19 in a diocesan nursing home.Lafayette, LASource:
Acadiana Advocate 05.10.19
Nunez
Joseph R.1922PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Mexico. Moved to San Diego in 1926. Returned to Mexico 1929-32, then returned to San Diego and incardinated there in 1937. Accused in a 12/03 suit of molesting a boy, age 12, at a San Bernardino Catholic School in 1956-57. The boy allegedly told another priest, who did nothing to stop the abuse. Nunez died in 1968 after nearly 40 years as a priest. Personnel file released by Diocese of San Diego 10/25/10.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press-Enterprise (CA) 01.17.04; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
Nurek
Marcin2017PIndictedDiocesanFrom Poland. Arrived in the U.S. in 3/15. Deacon at Holy Rosary/Sacred Heart in Dover. Arrested 8/3/17, one month after ordination, before he was to start first assignment. Charged with criminal contact and endangering the welfare of a child after accused of groping a 13-year-old girl in Boonton. Allegedly followed group of girls as they walked down the street, then put his hand under the girl's skirt, touched her buttocks and said, "You're sexy." Placed on leave, faculties revoked. Released from custody to Bethlehem Hermitage for priests in Bethlehem Township after surrendering passport. Indicted 3/18. As of 5/18 was to spend 18 months supervised in Pretrial Intervention program. If successful, charges to be dismissed and record expunged. On diocese's list 2/13/19.Paterson, NJSource:
NJcom; Daily Record 08.07.17; NJ 101 5 08.07.17; NJcom 08.07.17; NBC New York 08.08.17; New York Post 08.08.17; PIX 11 08.08.17; WABC 08.08.17; Associated Press 08.09.17; Daily Record 08.09.17; Fios 1 News 08.09.17; WABC 08.09.17; Daily Record 08.10.17; Daily Record 09.05.17; Associated Press 03.26.18; Daily Recored 05.08.18; Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19
Nuwer
Herold M.1961PSuedDiocesanAssistant priest then administrator in Buffalo and Niagara Falls parishes. Pastor of Our Lady of Loretto in Buffalo beginning in 1978. Pastor of Immaculate Conception in Ransomville 1988-2004. Retired in 2004. Died 5/28/09. Accused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.22.20; Findagrave accessed 09.30.20
NwankwoCyril PAccusedJosephite FatherAccused of abuse of a minor in 1997, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Left archdiocese in 1997.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
NwaoguEmeh 1977PConvictedDiocesanFrom Nigeria. Admitted in 1999 to abuse of girl, age 12. Convicted. Sentenced to five years prison. Named in civil suit by his victim. Diocese previously ignored complaints that he had sexually harassed adult women. May have been paroled in 2003 and sent back to Nigeria. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.Dallas, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 05.05.99; Ft Worth Star Telegram 0 05.06.99; Dallas Morning News 08.06.99; Dallas Morning News 08.07.99; Amarillo Globe News 0 08.08.99; Dallas Morning News 09.04.99; Dallas Morning News 05.18.03; Dallas Morning News 02.08.05; Dallas Morning News 05.19.05; Dallas Morning News 07.14.06; Diocese of Dallas List 01.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Dallas Priest Details
Nwoga
Laserian I.1995PSuedDiocesanAccused of fondling a girl, age 17, in a rectory in 2001. Civil suit filed. Diocese investigated and said it was inappropriate but not abuse. Still active priest with Camden diocese in 1/05. Served in Kuwait for several months as a military chaplain. As of 4/07, he was stationed at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. Chaplain at US Air Force Academy. In Biloxi MS (Air Force) in 8/18.Camden, NJSource:
Archdiocese for Military Services Newsletter, 2005; New Jersey Provincial Directory, 2011, p196; The Press 08.19.02; Courier Post 10.08.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.09.02; Archdiocese for Military Services Newsletter 04.30.07
NyesteJohn J.1949PAccusedDiocesanIn 11/18 a man alleged sexual abuse by Nyeste when he was an 11-year-old altar boy at St. Emory's in Connellsville, PA. The man said the abuse occurred at Nyeste's farmhouse in the mountains, that he passed out after the priest gave him wine and awakened to find Nyeste on top of him. Nyeste worked in PA, NY and OH. He died 5/19/87 in Cleveland, OH. Nyeste's accuser was offered a settlement by the diocese, but said was not sure he would accept it.Greensburg, PASource:
Tribune Review 08.14.19
Nyhan
W. James1973PConvictedDiocesanAllegations in 1993 and 1997, per archdiocesan records. Removed 2in 002. Arrested in 2003 in Charleston SC for abuse in 1979-80. Was a visiting priest there. Criminal trial in 4/06. Allegations in both Boston and Charleston. Pled guilty just prior to start of criminal trial 4/25/06. A 30-year sentence was changed to 5 years probation. Civil suit in Charleston settled at mediation in 8/06. Involuntary laicization announced by the Boston Archdiocese in 3/07. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19.Boston, MASource:
Letter to Law Describing Rome Program 05.13.96; Boston Herald 06.26.02; Boston Globe 12.04.02; Post and Courier 04.24.06; Post and Courier 04.25.06; The Guardian 04.25.06; Billerica Minuteman 05.04.06; WIS TV 08.09.06; WIS TV 08.22.06; Post and Courier 01.27.07; ABC 4 03.09.07; Post and Courier 03.11.07; ABC News 4 03.23.07; Boston Herald (AP) 03.23.07; Salem News 03.23.07; The BostonChannel 03.23.07; WCBD (AP) 03.23.07; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11; Post and Courier 04.25.14; Post and Courier 01.26.16; Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Nys
Loren1967PAccusedS.D.S. SalvatorianIn 1/14 Order removed Nys from SS. Peter and Paul's in Kiel, where he was working in retirement, after Provincial's review of personnel files. Files revealed two complaint letters from parents re conduct with minors dating back to late 1960s-early 1970s, Per files, issues were addressed at the time but Nys was kept in ministry. After removal he was to reside in Milwaukee with the Order's retired priests under supervision. In 12/16 a man told the Buffalo NY diocese that Nys abused him for two years in the early 1970s, beginning when the man was age 14. Nys was a teacher and administrator at Buffalo's St. Mary's High School. The man said he lived with Nys in the rectory due tp family issues, and that Nys repeatedly raped him. On Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18.Buffalo, NYSource:
Fox 6 Milwaukee 01.04.14; Post-Crescent 01.04.14; Fox 11 01.05.14; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.05.14; Sheboygan Press 01.05.14; SNAP Statement 01.06.14; Buffalo News 03.28.18; Buffalo News 07.22.18; Diocese of Buffalo Updated List 11.05.18
 


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