Fr. Balden was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. One woman claimed that Fr. Balden, Fr. Cholewa and another unnamed priest abused her 1975-1982 when she was 5-11 years old.
Worked in MA, PA, DC, MI. Personnel file review in 2002 showed Barry allegedly raped and assaulted a youth at St. William's in Tewksbury, MA, where he was assigned 1978-81. Transferred to Dallastown, PA. Included in 3/03 NH A.G. report. Per documents, same man claimed Barry raped and sexually abused him beginning at age 16 or 17 in NH. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Included on Harrisburg PA diocese list released 8/1/18. Per attorney Mitchell Garabedian, settlement in 2021 in the mid-five figures of a claim of abuse of a boy, age 14, on a camping trip in NH in 1981.
Accused in 1979 and 1994 of abusing male minors in the late 1970s at the Oblates' center in Natick MA, where he was Director. Abuse alleged also from his time as Director of a retreat house in ME. Bourque was reassigned by Cardinal Medeiros after allegations in 1981 and continued in ministry until admitting abusing teens in the 1990s. Sent to treatment in 1979 and again in 1994. Employed by EWTN for 12 years, prior to and after his 1994 treatment, including appearing on TV and youth ministry. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.
Brother Leroy was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, one man said he was sexually abused by Br. Leroy 1964-70 when he was ages 6-12. He also alleged abuse by other students at Tekakwitha.
Bro. Tim was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, Bro. Tim and Sr. Boganina were accused of abuse 1944-1945 of a boy, age 9-10.
Busman was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. Six men and two women alleged in the suit that Busman sexually abused them as children between 1960 and 1982.
Worked in the Buffalo, NY diocese prior to assignment in Florida. Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a female student at least ten times in 1971-72 at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach. Suit settled in 5/04 for $220K. Cassetta left the priesthood, married and was last known to be living in Maryland.
Cholewa was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, one woman alleges that Fr. Cholewa, Fr. Balden and another unnamed priest abused her 1975-82 when she was ages 5-11.
Arrested and indicted 5/04 on charges that he had molested a boy 6/90 in Midland TX. Estrada was assigned to Midland from 1986 to 1996. He was living in San Antonio at the time of his arrest. Acquitted in criminal case by jury 12/04. Named in civil suit which settled. Still shown as priest when he died in San Antonio 9/21/09. On San Angelo diocese's list 2/13/19.
Originally an Oblate; may have been incardinated to diocese after 1959. A woman notified diocese 6/05 that she had been sexually molested by Genereux for two years while a student at Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson in 1957-58. She told the school in 1958; he was quickly removed. Shortly thereafter, he saw her at a party and deliberately broke her arm. Two other alleged victims are also known. Multiple short assignments 1959-71. Died 1971.
Name included on 12/31/13 list released by diocese of 17 clergy who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese, and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Assistant Pastor of St. Jean's in Duluth 9/1/65 - 12/22/66. He was no longer working in the diocese when the allegation was received. No comments on what Order did or when complaint received. Died 3/24/03.
Hess was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD, including sexual abuse by Hess in the late 1940s-early 1950s of a boy and girl, when they were ages 8-10.
Worked in archdioceses of Washington DC, Boston, dioceses of Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Charlotte, San Antonio. Included on list of accused posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 1/19/11. Garabedian said he settled at least one claim with the Boston archdiocese involving Joyce. Claimant said Joyce fondled and attempted to rape him when he was a Lowell, MA altar boy, ages 11-13, in 1977-79. Joyce was working as Director of Libraries at Oblate College in San Antonio in 2011 and at least since 2002. Order said 1/27/11 he was barred from working as a priest. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died in 2013. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy 1973-76 at Sacred Heart Catholic Mission in Wadesboro, NC.
Worked in Dioceses of Duluth, Crookston, Belleville IL and St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese. Name released by order in 7/15 as part of 2/15 settlement. Name added 11/3/17 by St. Paul-MInneapolis archdiocese to list of 19 "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." Left the Oblates in 1989. Died 5/31/99.
Worked in TX (1937-41), MT (1956-63) and at St. Patrick's parish in Calipatriam, CA (1963-90). In 10/02 San Diego bishop learned Koerner had molested several minors during his 27-year tenure there. His history was known in the parish for years. Brom apologized to parishioners. Died in 1999 in San Antonio, TX. Name on 3/30/07 San Diego diocese list of priests with credible allegations. Diocesan personnel file released 10/25/10. Order's personnel files released 7/13 show he admitted fondling and kissing boys and girls. Named in three lawsuits in 2003, and four other settlements. Suit filed in 1/20 under the CA Child Victims Act by five men, each alleging abuse by Koerner 1965-late 1980s.
Named publicly as credibly accused by the Anchorage archdiocese on its list 1/16/20. Worked in parishes in Homer, Soldotna, Kenai and Ninilchik. Allegedly viewed child pornography in 2015. Returned to the Oblates in 2016.
Accused of abuse of an 18-yearr-old girl in the1980s. He was working as a marriage and family counselor with Catholic Family Services in Norwich at the time of the alleged abuse. She had gone to him for counseling after the death of her brother. Liberty died in 7/95.
Oblate brother for several years prior to ordination. Convicted 1994 for abuse of 4 boys. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation (deferred adjudication). Civil suit filed 1994. Left priesthood in 1994. One victim died by suicide in 1997. Shortly before probation ended in 2004, Lozano was arrested for computer pornography; judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison for each of 4 prior convictions (to be served concurrently). On archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes 7 allegations. Lozano was laicized in 2003 and died in prison.
Accused of abuse of seven minors in 1970-81, per archdiocesan report. At least two civil suits filed 12/03. Working in Oakland diocese in 2003. Eight lawsuits settled in 2007. Personnel files released by Order 7/31/13 show some allegations written in Japanese characters to disguise references to acknowledgement of homosexuality and admitting to relations with boys. Admitted in 2005 to abusing as many as 100 boys. In 2013 possibly living in Catholic center in Missouri or in Oakland. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.
Accused by two women in a 2002 lawsuit of abusing them when they were minors 1978-80, at Sacred Heart in Lowell. McGurrin died in 1993. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that all claims were settled. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Philippines missionary for 15 years, then moved often. Worked in Dioceses of Oakland CA, Monterey CA, Boise City ID, Great Falls-Billings MT, and Archdioceses of Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Miami FL, and as an Army chaplain in Germany. Last name sometimes spelled "McSorely" in the Catholic Directories. Accused in 2002 suit of molesting a boy in 1964 at St. Alice's in Springfield, OR. Also accused of abuse in 1960s when in Germany. Archdiocese paid $100K to settle a claim in 2003. In 2018 a man told reporters McSorley abused him and other boys in Boise when he was age 12, 1971-72. He said he told the diocese in 1993 and again in 2000. McSorley died 5/27/05 . Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On Boise's list 10/19.
Worked in dioceses of Belleville and Springfield IL, Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO, Green Bay WI, St. Paul and Minneapolis, and Duluth MN. Died 7/7/12. Name released by order in 7/15 as part of 2/15 settlement. Name added 11/3/17 by St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese to list of 19 "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." On Springfield-Cape Girardeau list 4/1/19. It notes an incident in 1969-70, reported in 2012.
Named publicly as credibly accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Also on the San Angelo diocese's list 2/13/19. Accused of abuse of a teenage boy at St. Ann's in Midland in the 1960s. Allegedly "molested, kissed and fondled" the boy over a ten-year period, beginning when the boy was a student at St. Anthony High School Seminary in San Antonio. Mokarzel allegedly stalked and "finally sexually assaulted him." Removed from ministry by his Order. Retired without ministry in 1997. Living under supervision in 2019 at an Oblate's retirement facility in San Antonio.
Named publicly as accused by the Rockville Centre diocese on its list of accused in 3/21. Per the list, the abuse occurred at a private home on Long Island. No time-frame shown. Worked in MA, NC, VA, OH, NY. Died 7/27/67 in Boston.
Died in 1993. Named publicly by Order as credibly accused in 7/15. Added 7/3/17 by St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese to list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. It notes abuse 1971-75, reported in 2015. On the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20. On Peoria's list by 1/20.
Accused of abuse of a minor at St. Ferdinand's in San Fernando 1957-60, per archdiocesan report addendum of 11/05. Also worked in the Oakland diocese. Died 3/75. Personnel file was released by the order 7/13 but does not include information on alleged abuse.
Pohlen was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD; three men and two women claimed Pohlen, who was head of the orphanage, abused them as children in the 1950s. Died in 1969.
Per Order, Prado was stripped of all clerical authority in 1991 after accusations that he abused boys, and because of his theological opinions. At least five known alleged victims; civil suit filed 2/04. As of 1/03 Prado was celebrating mass and marrying couples in Costa Rica (without official permission). Child welfare agency in Costa Rica were investigating circumstances of two minors living on the grounds of the "Sanctuary" operated by a "doomsday group." On Corpus Christi diocese's list 1/31/19. On Amarillo and Victora diocese's and San Antonio archdiocese's lists 1/31/19. "Event" alleged to have occurred in the Amarillo diocese when Prado was conducting a mission. On San Angelo diocese's list 2/13/19. Laicized in 2006. Deceased.
Accused in 1992 of exposing himself to a 14- or 15-year-old boy in a Boston parish in the mid-1980s and having the boy beat him with a belt while Prybis was naked. Prybis worked at schools and parishes in the dioceses of Buffalo NY, Grand Rapids MI Harrisburg PA and the archdioceses of Miami FL, Washington DC, Boston MA, and St. Paul-Minneapolis MN. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. In 7/16 Prybis' order reportedly said he is living under supervision in a home for priests. Included on Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18 list; no known allegations there.
Accused by two women of molesting them when they were young teenagers in the 1950s. One woman came forward in 2002; Oblate representatives acknowledged the complaints. Per 6/02 news, a man reported that Pucci molested him in 1980 at a rectory in Palm Beach, FL. He told his family in 1993 and they reported it to Palm Beach Bishop Symons and to police. No record of complaint at either place. Pucci retired in 1994 and died in 2000 in West Palm Beach. In 1998 Symons resigned after admitting in 1998 that he abused a boy early in his priesthood; he later admitted to abusing four other boys.
Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated in 12/15. Assigned to Sts. Jean and Clement in Duluth 6/22/71-9/1/75. Also worked in Sisseton SD, St. Paul MN, St. Louis MO and Chicago IL. Left the Order in 1992. Laicized 9/8/07.
Sued in 11/05. Accused of abuse of the twin daughters that he admittedly fathered. "Affair" began when the girls' mother was a student at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge in the late 1970s and he was her professor. It continued for several years until the girls were born in 1985. He become a professor at Boston University. He said he paid child support regularly and never abused the girls. Order knew of the girls from the time of their birth.
Moved to ME in 2000; incardinated into the Portland ME diocese in 2003. In 2008 allegations arose that he had sexually abused a girl around 1979 when he was working at St. Jean-Baptiste parish in Lowell, MA. Allegations known for five months before he was placed on leave 6/26/08. He died by suicide the same night. Portland refused to pursue investigation after his death. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database. In 4/12 Attorney Garabedian announced a recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Robichaud.
Accused in 2002 in MA of repeatedly hugging a boy and of putting his hands in the boy's pants once in 1983. Alleged victim says he was about 11, but he was 15 when Roulier first came to the parish. Assigned there 1983-87. Also accused in 8/04 of sexual abuse of a youth, about age 10, at Immaculate Conception in Nashua NH in 1979. In 12/05 a woman told the diocese that Roulier molested her in 1979-80. Possibly a third accuser in NH. Roulier died 5/13/86. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Accused of abuse of one person 1979-80 per 2004 archdiocesan report. May have left priesthood. Accused in one civil suit of abusing a boy at St. Ferdinand's parish. Admitted during treatment that he had been in trouble due to his sexual behavior. Order released his personnel file 7/13.
Accused in a 1995 civil suit of sexually abusing a student at St. Henry's Preparatory Seminary. Per the lawsuit, Schoenhofen was among three Belleville priests, a deacon and two O.M.I. priests who abused the plaintiff. The lawsuit claimed a ring of homosexual priests lured young men and wined and dined them in exchange for sex. Schoenhofen was assigned to the Preparatory Seminary 1967-84. He was still an active priest in Afton, IL in 2008. He died 2/25/09.
NH Audit shows two reports of same abuse: 1) alleged in 1/04 to the diocese by victim; and 2) reported in 3/08 by victim's sister to Oblates. Boy said he was abused at priest's family camp in MA in 1960 or 1961. Manchester said allegation was Boston issue; St. Jean was not in Manchester diocesan ministry, but Directory has him assigned at Colebrook NH shrine in 1960. Died in 9/82. New suit filed 5/10 and another filed 7/21/10. Plaintiff in 5/10 suit was murdered 9/9/11. Both suits settledin 9/12. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes he left the diocese in 1962.
Accused, along with Rev. Joseph Conti, in a lawsuit filed 4/1/21 of sexually abusing a boy, beginning when the boy was age 4 in 1968 and ending in the early 1970s when the boy was 8. St. Pierre was pastor of St. Peter's in Plattsburgh during the time in question. Per the plaintiff, the abuse included sodomy and took place in a wooded area. The priests are said to have taken turns abusing the boy while the other would watch. St. Pierre was mayor of Plattsbugh 1972-77. He died 2/13/10.
Worked in dioceses of Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Galveston-Houston in TX and in the Tehuantepec diocese in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 1986 a police officer caught Stavinoha performing a sex act on a young boy in a church van in Houston. The boy said it had happened before. Diocese removed Stanihova's privileges and sent him to therapy. Pled guilty in 1988. Sentenced to 10 years in jail; released 3/14/91 and put on probation. Civil suit filed, settled, and sealed. Returned under supervision to order in San Antonio. In 2002 was known to be living in a MO treatment center. Died 3/27/07 in Houston, per Oblate newsletter. On Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 1/31/19.
First named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/16/18. Allegation noted to have been received in 1995, of abuse in the late 1970s. Worked at Ave Maria Retreat House in Lafitte, and at Our Lady of Guadalupe in New Orleans.
On 12/31/13 the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Thibaudeau, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. He served at St. Jean's in Duluth from 6/1910 to sometime in 1943. Died in 1946 in Manitoba, Canada. Allegation made against him at some point after his death.
A woman notified the diocese in 3/05 that Turcotte molested her 1949-53 when she was ages 4-8. Directory shows him assigned to an Oblate retreat house in Augusta ME for some of the time at issue; he was visiting family in Nashua when he allegedly perpetrated the abuse. Turcotte died in 1/68.
Worked in Canada, IL, MO, MN, WI, NE. Name released by Attorney Jeff Anderson and Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis 2/11/15 among clergy with claims against them of sex abuse of minors. On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese list updated 4/1/19, which notes incidents 1971-75 reported in 2015. Although the 1976 Official Catholic Directory notes Twardochleb's death date as 1/12/75, his gravestone shows it as 1/12/76.
On 12/18/03 a woman reported to the Boston archdiocese that Walsh sexually abused her twice in 1973 or 1974, when she was age 13 or 14, at Sacred Heart in Lowell, MA. The archdiocese submitted the report to the MA AG and county DA. On 7/22/07 the Oblates and the archdiocese agreed to pay $60K to resolve the claim and compensate for injury. Walsh was moved often during his career, working in many dioceses. He died 4/24/81. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Added to Columbus diocese's list 5/23/19.
Name first released on archdiocese's 5/22/14 revised list of accused priests and brothers. Worked in archdiocese 1973-1982. Assignments included pastor at Assumption in Richfield 1973-1981, as administrator at St. Albert in Albertville, at St. George in Long Lake and as associate pastor at St. Casimir in St. Paul. Accused in 4/82 of sexual abuse of a minor female. Died in 1983. NOTE: List and articles refer to him as a Franciscan TOR but research indicates he was actually an Oblate priest (OMI).