Personnel files released in 12/02. Accused of sexual advances in 1983 toward a 17-year-old boy in a rectory bedroom of a Lawrence MA parish. Matter settled. Same youth accused Rev. Alfred M. Murphy O.S.A., assigned to same parish, of repeatedly sexually abusing him a few months later during a cross-country trip. Callaghan was accused also of sexually harassing a 22-year-old male employee of the MA parish. Settled 1993 for $17K. Transferred late 1980s or early 1990s to Augustinian headquarters in PA, then to nursing home due to Alzheimers disease. Died 12/24/08. Name omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.
Chair of Villanova University's Theology Dept. Resigned in 5/03 amid allegations that he sexually abused a teenage seminary student 1975-76. Chappell was the youth's spiritual advisor. The alleged victim reported abuse in 1977 to a Villanova psychologist who told the Order. The Order counseled Chappell at the time but no written record of the complaint was made and no other actions were taken. Beginning in 2005 he was working as executive director of Augustinian Press.
Arrested in 1999 for assault of a 14-year-old boy during a trip to the Poconos. Cochrane was a teacher at Malvern Prep School. Another person came forward to allege the same type of abuse in 1990. Pleaded no contest to statutory rape charge in 1/03 regarding the first boy after PA appellate court ruled that the second student could testify at trial. Sentenced in 7/03 to 18-48 months in jail. In 7/03, the archdiocese settled a civil suit filed by the first youth. New suit 2/14/11.
Fled to Canada in 1974 after accusations he sexually abused 2-3 boys, including rape, at a halfway house for delinquents. Indicted in 1992. Arrested in 1994 and extradited from Canada. Civil suit filed in 1993 in NH by another man. Settled for $100K in 10/94. Convicted in 1995. Sentenced to three concurrent 4-5 year sentences in prison. Served his time and was released. MA Supreme Court overturned the conviction in 10/02, citing procedural errors. Named in D.A.'s report on the Worcester Diocese. Died in MI 6/13/10. (Per Directories, was Joseph R., AA. There is a Joseph P. MS, ordained in 1957- not the same priest.)
Worked in MA, NY, PA and FL. In a 2005 civil suit, a woman accused Gallagher of sexually abusing her as a child at St. Mary's in Lawrence MA 1972-78. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled. Gallagher died 12/12/06. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest. Augustinians settled 6/18 for $1M to eight plaintiffs claiming abuse by two priests, including Gallagher. Three were women who said Gallagher abused them as girls at St. Mary's. All were between ages 9-12 years when allegedly abused. Settlement of $1.4M announced in 8/20 of suit alleging abuse of 11 children, boys and girls, at St. Mary's 1974-78. The children's ages ranges from 8-14 when abused. In 10/21 Attorney Garabedian announced that a 15th claim against Gallagher had recently settled, in the low six figures.
Placed on administrative leave in 4/19 after accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy 28 years prior. Gori denied the allegations. Pastor of St. Augustine's in Andover, former canon lawyer for the archdiocesan Tribunal. Order to investigate the allegations. Gori's accuser said he was also abused by Rev. William Waters, O.S.A. from ages 8-10, 1987-90. Both priests were at either St. Augustine's in Lawrence or Andover. On Villanova U.'s board of trustees since 2013. Suspended in Spring 2019 during investigation of allegations by the Augustinians. Returned to the board after the order found the allegation to be unfounded. The archdiocese determined that the allegation could not be substantiated and announced in late 3/20 that Gori would be returned to his position as pastor of St. Augustine's.
Named publicly as credibly accused by the Detroit archdiocese on its list 6/10/19. Removed from public ministry. Ordained for the Augustinian Order. Principal mid-1960s through mid-1970s of Austin Catholic Prep High School in Detroit. Appears to have left the Order in the early 1980s and to have become a priest of the archdiocese. Died 7/20/99.
Named publicly by a man in 1/19 who claimed Hogan sexually abused him when he was a St. Rita High School sophomore. Hogan worked at St. Rita's 1960-70 as a teacher, Vice Principal for Guidance and Director of Public Relations. His accuser said the priest offered to take him to a camp in Milwaukee, plied him with alcohol in a hotel room and started touching him. The man said he told the archdiocese in 2006, who had him contact the Midwest Augustinians, and that the Order said Hogan was in a nursing home and denied the abuse. Hogan died 9/29/08.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of sexually abusing a group of four or five boys at St. Mary's in Waterford in the early 1980s. The boys, who were as young as 7 or 8, were Sunday school students. Keffer allegedly took them to a back room under the guise of selecting altar boys, had them put their heads down, then fondled their genitals. He is said to have warned the boys that, if they told, God would punish them. Keffer died 2/6/05.
Removed from assignment in Charlotte in 9/03 after credible allegations he sexually abused a minor in New York in 1982. Parishioners were not told the reason for the removal until 3/04. A woman also came forward to allege that he spoke to her in a lewd manner.
Liggio, a teacher of religion and campus ministry director at Malvern Prep School, was investigated by the DA's office 1/03 after allegations he abused a student at the school in 1997-1998. He was placed on leave in late 2002 after allegation surfaced. He denied allegations. In 9/03, DA's office declined to file charges because of insufficient evidence. Named in 7/25/12 civil suit by original accuser.
Born in Ireland. Arrived in the U.S. at age 16. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Navy Chaplain 1945-69. Died in 3/98 at age 91. Brother of accused priest Michael V. Marron. Two women sued in 1/20, claiming Marron molested them in 1976-77 or '78.
One man filed civil suit against Archdiocese and Archbishop George 8/12 alleging that he was sexually attacked by McCartney at St Rita of Cascia High School (all boys) in late 1970s. McCartney was Dean of Men, Vocations Director and Mission Director at S
Accused in a 4/18 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a boy ages 13-15 in 1995-96. The abuse allegedly occurred at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, where McGrath was president. Police investigating. Had been investigated in 12/17 after a girl reported she saw at a wrestling match that McGrath had a photo of a nude boy on his cellphone. McGrath refused to give the phone to police; investigation closed. McGrath resigned from the high school. The man who filed suit in 4/18 came forward to police in 1/18. Per news in 9/18, moved to his Order's St. John Stone Friary in Hyde Park, across an alley from a preschool and near a Catholic grade school. The Augustinians agreed to move him after outcry. Sent to a friary in Chicago. Reported in 12/18 to have "gone missing" from Order. Thought to be living alone in a Chicago apartment.
Personnel file released in 12/02 included allegation of molestation of a 17-year-old boy over a 3-week period in 1983, during a cross-country trip in an RV. Accuser settled with the Archdiocese and the Order in 1992. Murphy was transferred to a Philadelphia monastery to live under supervision. Civil suit filed and settled in 1992. Another suit against Order settled for $100K in 10/11. It alleged abuse of a youth by Murphy and a Brother John between 1966-68. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
At least six plaintiffs filed suits in 2003 accusing Murphy of abuse. Settlement with 13 plaintiffs in 2004. Order knew of abuse of at least one by 1981. Resigned from Order in 1993. Named in a 1/06 class action suit. Named in new suit filed in 3/08 by a man who alleged Murphy and music director, Br. Mark Thedens, abused him 1976-79.
Augustinian brother serving as religion instructor and coach when he allegedly abused a freshman boy at St. Rita H.S. in Chicago in 1980-81. In 1988 he was assigned to St. Charles Borromeo in Nederland, TX. Ordained for Beaumont TX diocese 1989. Civil suit filed 1997 in IL; settled around 1999. Left Beaumont in 2000. Several complaints received there. Faculties revoked 10/01. At least four known accusers. Began working for city of Berwyn, IL in 2005. Placed on leave from city job 1/15/10. Laicized 1/05. On Beaumont diocese's list 6/11/19.
Lawuit filed in 3/08 by a man who alleged that Thedens, a former music director, and Fr. John D. Murphy abused him 1976-79. Reportedly there have been other reports of abuse by Thedsen, most of which were settled. Thedens died in 2/03.
Visiting priest from Mexico, in San Bernardino diocese beginning mid-2001. Removed by diocese 6/02. Order told the diocese in 7/02 that it had investigated and cleared Trujillo of an allegation of past sexual misconduct. On San Bernardino list 10/9/18. It notes Trujillo had no faculties or assignments there and that he had been residing in the area with his family. Abuse allegedly took place in Mexico 1998 and 2001.
Sued in 2/01 for sexually abusing two brothers at Austin Prep and at a cabin in NH in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Moved to FL in 1981 and PA in1984. Worked also on St. Lucia in the West Indies. Died in 2000. Personnel file released in 12/02. Included in 3/03 NH Attorney General Report. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.
Accused publicly in 4/19 of the abuse of a boy, ages 8-10, in 1987-90. His accuser said he was also abused at age 10 by Rev. Peter Gori, O.S.A. in 1990. Both priests were at either St. Augustine's in Lawrence or Andover. Waters denied the allegations. He had been transferred several years earlier to the the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In 4/20 the order announced that an independent investigation found no evidence to support the allegations and that Waters would be reinstated. Gori was also exonerated and returned to ministry.