Worked in Los Angeles, CA; Prescott, AZ; Ft. Worth, TX; Yuma, AZ; Alexandria, Monroe, Cottonport and Marksville, LA. Accused in 1994 lawsuit of abusing two brothers in Prescott, AZ in 1959 and 1960. Case dismissed on statute of limitations and affirmed by US Court of Appeals in 12/96. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. It notes a report to diocese 12/15/18 of abuse 1964-65 while assigned to St. Thomas More. Clark left the diocese in 1965. Died in the 2000s.
Named publicly as accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Assigned to the diocese 1983-88. Accused in 1987 of touching the genitals of a 17-year-old boy, who was a patient at a hospital where Contreras was chaplain. Removed, sent to treatment. Faculties in the archdiocese removed. Per archdiocese, Contreras said he was returning to his native Guadalajara to live with his sister. Returned to the states, worked in the Santa Rosa, CA diocese 1995-2000, except for a short time in 1998 as a chaplain at the WA State Reformatory near Seattle. Celebrated 50th anniversary of ordination in a parish in Colima, Mexico in 2017. Retired.
Removed in 5/02 after a complaint of inappropriate behavior with a minor. Charged with misdemeanor assault not involving sexual contact or injuries to child. Paid fine; no jail. Bishop refused to return him to ministry because of incident and past issues discovered during investigation. Worked in Reno, NV in 2005 at drug rehab facility for paroled prisoners. Removed from ministry by Order in 2006. Arrested 9/9/12 in Denver airport after viewing porn on laptop and masturbating during flight. Pled guilty 12/11/12; sentenced to two years' probation. Laicized in 2014. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. It notes report in 3/03 of abuse in the late 1970s while assigned to Christ the King in Baton Rouge. Left diocese in 1979. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19.
Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at St. Louise, Bellevue WA 1977-79. Laicized.
Phoenix Diocese announced in 3/14 that the Claretians had recently revealed a credible allegation against Gielow involving sexual abuse of a minor in the late 1970s. Assigned to Sacred Heart Parish in Prescott 1960-66. Also spent time at CA State at Los Angeles and East Los Angeles Colleges before becoming Chaplain of Newman Club at Southwest Texas State Univ (San Marcos) 1969-75. Also worked at Cursillo Center, later known as the Mount Claret Retreat Center, 1/76-6/80. Died 06/29/80.
Included on the Fort Worth diocese's list of priests who had "allegations with a semblance of truth made against them regarding sexual misconduct with minors." Name was added to the list in late 2011 or early 2012 but was not publicized in any way. Worked in the diocese 1975-79. Transferred to an AZ parish. Died 11/29/96 in AZ. Spent several years in the Philippines early in his career. Also taught in CA and worked in the El Paso diocese.
Accused of abuse of a boy, ages of 14-16 in 1996-99, per civil suit filed 2008. Archdiocesan report said abuse occurred 1995-96. Leon was the incorporating executive director of Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA). Abuse allegedly took place during retreats at Camp Unity in the Angeles National Forest. Civil case settled at some point between 2006 and 2010.
Accused of abuse of a girl 1962-66. Archdiocese informed of this in 1992 by the Order. Lopez left the priesthood in 1970. Added to the Diocese of Stockton's list 11/12/20, which notes he was assigned 1961-63 to St. George Parish.
Convicted in 1986 in Los Angeles for abuse of a boy, age 14. Got three years probation. Convicted in 2004 for abuse of several boys in the 1970s-80s in Phoenix. Sentenced to 14 years prison. Placed on leave in 1985. Laicized 1992. Married a woman with three boys in 1995. She knew he had been a priest but not of past allegations until his arrest in 2003. He was a counselor and worked for U. of NM health center. Civil suits filed 1996 and 12/03. Limited personnel files released 1/13. Suit filed under the CA Child Victims Act, settled with LA archdiocese, Lovell and Claretians in 1/20 for $1.9M. Plaintiff alleged abuse as an altar boy, ages 9-11, in 1982-84. He said he told church officials when he was age 15-16. Released from AZ prison in 5/21.
In two 2002 civil suits Luka is accused of abusing three male students in the late 1970s at St. Helen's Catholic school in Lauderdale Lakes. Luka left the school in 1978 after one mother went to the parish pastor. Luka's order, the Claretians, claimed they received their first allegation against him in 1999, of abuse occurring in NY state around 1979. Sent St. Luke's in MD for treatment. Permanently removed from ministry. Living in 2002 at Wounded Brothers Project in MO. Judge ruled in 2/03 that the latest suit against Luka could go forward. At least one claim settled in 9/04 for $150K. Included in 3/18 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused. Reportedly died around 2011.
Accused in a lawsuit filed 1/31/12 of abusing a boy 1982-1987 while assigned to All Saints in Fort Worth and to Nolan Catholic High School, where he was a religion teacher and the boy was a student. Paiz left the Fort Worth diocese in about 1987 and went on to work in CA and NV for many years. Worked in the Diocese of Fresno 1995-2010. Transferred to his order's Provincial house in the Chicago area in 2010 after his alleged victim's complaints to Fort Worth. Lawsuit settled 11/21/12. Name included on the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. Also on the Diocese of Fresno's 8/21 list of credibly accused.
Ordained in Mexico. Left the Claretians in 1973. After working in Chicago, Pantoja had assignments in NJ and TX, then spent nearly a decade working as priest in Mexico. Placed on leave by Diocese of Claya in 2004 after suit filed. Accused of abuse of a 14-year-old youth in the 1970s at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chicago. Suit settled. Added to Chicago archdiocese's list 11/28/18. On Corpus Christ diocese's list 1/31/19. On San Antonio's list 1/31/19. Accused in 2002 of abuse of two children in the archdiocese in the early 1970s.
A woman filed suit in 5/05 against the Claretians, alleging they protected Paramo after he abused her when she was ages 11-15, beginning in 1966. Paramo was assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Chicago at the time of the alleged abuse. Paramo died in a nursing home in 2004; the woman had confronted him there before his death. Civil suit settled. A second accuser reportedly also contacted the plaintiff's attorney.
Accused in 2002 of abuse of a girl 1968-69. Named in a civil suit and in archdiocesan report. Worked in Gallup diocese 1964-65. Included on Gallup 12/14 list of clerics credibly accused of abuse of minor(s). Deceased.
Arrested in 10/96 for aggravated sexual assault of a child in 4/96. Released on bail. Diocese investigated and found no evidence of misconduct; thought matter had gone away. Reportedly the child's parents also confirmed no evidence. Diocese reaffirmed offer of assistance to all parties in 10/96. Investigation conducted by Texas Rangers, Henderson Police and Rusk County DA. Suarez was returned to ministry 7/30/97.
Accused 2008 of sexual abuse 1982-83 at Sacred Heart grammar school in Prescott AZ as teacher and coach. Phoenix diocese investigated; referred case to Claretians whose review board found allegation credible, i.e. possible. Suttle denied the allegations. Bourgade Catholic HS in Phoenix 1988-98; Vietnam missionary 2002; principal of Sacred Heart 2006-2008. In residence IHM parish in San Antonio TX Summer 2008. Assigned in 2010 to direct HS in East Nigeria. As of 6/13 in Buenos Aires Argentina with Claretian UN team.