Parish priest. Worked in Archdioceses of Boston and NYC and Dioceses of Richmond VA and Springfield MA. Director of a summer camp for boys in the 1960s in Wellesley, MA. Several lawsuits. At least four men have come forward alleging abuse by Ahern as children, three of them at the camp. Also accused of abusing a Richmond VA altar boy 1959-61. The Stigmatines knew of allegations as early as 1979. Ministry restricted by 1988. Ahern died 2/1/01. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an order priest. Settlement of $75K from Springfield diocese to one man in 2008. Added to Springfield diocese's list 6/2/21.
Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of sex abuse in the early 1950s of a 12-year-old boy at Camp Wyoma in Hinsdale MA, in the Springfield diocese. Dorsey was then a seminarian in the Boston archdiocese. The suit also alleges abuse by Br. John Fowler at the Stigmatines' Elm Bank Minor Seminary in the Boston archdiocese. Dorsey apparently left the priesthood and moved in 1969 to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was affiliated with San Andres Catholic church. He died on 7/19/08.
Died in 1996. Accused in 8/02 of having abused two or more students at Elm Bank minor seminary in Wellesley in the late 1950s. Added to the Springfield MA diocese's list 6/2/21. Worked in the diocese 1971-85. Noted to have multiple credible allegations of abuse against him, occurring 1971-1984.
Fowler's name was turned over to authorities for investigation of possible abuse charges in 2002. A 7/04 news report noted that one man sued the Boston and Albany dioceses alleging abuse by Fowler when he attended Elm Bank Minor Seminary in MA and by an Albany priest as an adult. When he told another priest about the abuse, the priest tried to have the abusers punished. Instead, the priest bringing the complaints was punished by being transferred at least twice. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD Database.
Pleaded guilty in 8/04 to sexual abuse charges in MA. Sentenced to lifetime probation. Allegations against Landry also in Springfield MA and Manchester NH. Multiple victims in the 1950s,1960s and 1970s. Multiple civil suits. Also worked in Canada. Laicized in 1972. One claim was settled in Springfield MA in 2004 and two in 2008. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database.
A man said in 2002 he was abused by Riley over a four-year period in the late 1950s at the Elm Bank Minor Seminary. The alleged victim told the Stigmatine's head at the time of the abuse; Riley was transferred. When the man brought the matter to the order's attention again in 2002, they admitted knowledge of the original complaint and said the information was not shared with anyone and was not entered into Riley's records. Riley died in 1995. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Personnel files released in 2/03 show that Spagnolo was accused of molesting teenage girls in the 1960s. One accuser went to the Archdiocese and Order in 1993 and he admitted he "violated boundaries" while counseling females in the 1960s. Ordered not to minister without supervision. Continued to try to organize retreats for lay and religious women. Working in Lexington MA in 2002. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died 12/25/13. Included in 1/21 on the Diocese of Fall River's list of accused. Noted to have had "limited faculties to assist in charitable work on Cape Cod."