Placed on leave by the Lafayette LA diocese in 4/02 after allegation he abused a teen boy prior to ordinationin the early 1960s, while a Benedictine brother. Alexander 'acknowledged his involvement' in the incident. At the time of the abuse, Alexander was a monk at St. Maur's Priory in South Union KY and the boy was a student, apparently at St. Maur's Preparatory Seminary. Alexander had joined the Benedictine order in 1955. Ordained a Benedictine priest in 1973. Arrived in Lafayette LA diocese in 1984. Allegation reported to Lafayette in 1/19 of abuse of a minor by Alexander while at St Anthony's in Eunice, where he worked 9/88 - 4/02. Included on Owensboro diocesan list 4/12/19, which states that the St. Maur allegation was 'considered substantiated.' On Lafayette LA diocese's list in 4/19.
Sent to the Las Cruces diocese by his Order in Wisconsin, where he had been assigned. Suit filed 7/12/18 vs Diocese of Las Cruces NM, Paracletes and Benedictines by man claiming Anderson and Rev. David Bentley of Holy Family in Deming NM sexually abused him hundreds of times 1994-2001 when he was an altar boy. The abuse allegedly began when the plaintiff was age 9. Anderson was relieved of his duties in 1999. He died in 5/02.
Andert, appointed prior of St John Abbey in 6/07 and member of the abbey's External Review Board, was investigated in 1994 for an improper sexual relationship with a minor student at St John Prep. Abbey spokesman denied credible charges were found but Richard Sipe, chair of the Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute at St John's in 1994, gave a detailed account in 2007, stating the investigation was inadequate, and that an inappropriate sexual relationship did occur. The former student who was the subject of the "relationship" with Andert took his own life in 12/14. In 8/15 Andert was placed on leave due to an allegation of sexual abuse of another former St. John's Prep student, in 1979 or 1980, who also claimed abuse by Rev. Allen Tarlton. St. John's announced in 2/16 that the allegations were found unsubstantiated by a review board; Andert was reinstated. His accuser filed suit in 4/16.
Antonucci ran a street ministry for young children. Charged in 1993 with fondling a 15-year-old boy. Acquitted by court in 5/96. Also named in a civil suit against Fr. Albert Liberatore in Scranton, PA. The suit claimed Liberatore's victim went to Antonucci for help and that Antonucci encouraged him not to tell because it would ruin his life. In 3/07 the court dismissed the "aiding and abetting claim" against Antonucci, which was part of the suit. Included on the Rockville Centre diocese's list in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred in a private home in Port Jefferson. (Per the list, Antonucci was of the O.S.F. order; the lawsuit shows him as an O.S.B. monk.)
St. John's Prep School headmaster 2006 -13. Parents of former St. John's Boys' Choir member in 5/14 alleged sex abuse of their son by Backous during choir's 1990 bus trip across Europe; parents knew in 1991 and reported to Abbot. Abbot paid for son's counseling and apparently told parents Backous would no longer work with children. Sheriff told parents he had no authority because abuse was in Europe. Parents learned 5/24/14 Backous said mass at Memorial Day weekend at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis; they informed Archbishop. Abbot of St John's Abbey wrote 6/10/14 that allegations had never been proven and Backous was not working under any restrictions but was a priest in good standing. He also worked at Essentia Health in Duluth. Named in 2 lawsuits 4/16: a man claimed abuse at St. John's Prep 1982-83 at age 16; another alleged abuse at age 12-13 by Backous on a choir trip to Europe in 1990. Abbey called allegations "without merit and false."
At least two students at St. John's Abbey accused Bennett, who ran the infirmary, of abusing them. Abbey officials say that he had problems with alcohol and was later treated for abuse of prescription drugs. Lived at Abbey under restriction until his death 1/15/07. The victims may have settled as part of massive settlement announced 10/02 with claims regarding about 11 St. John's Abbey priests and monks. Another settlement 3/11. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey12/9/13.
Allegations against Bik in 1997 included "inappropriate sexual conduct with two teenagers in the 1970s," prior to joining the abbey and ordination. After allegations known, continued to teach at St. John's Prep until 2002. Accusations made public 7/29/06. Residing at St. John Abbey and working under restrictions. Name on list released by Abbey 12/9/13. New lawsuit in 5/16 alleged sex abuse in 1998 of a 15- or 16-year-old boy, who was a St. John's Prep student. Abuse was said to have occurred after Bik's admission of abuse in the 1970s.
Civil suit filed 6/10/94 alleged abuse of at least one youth during counseling sessions 1969-70. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17, as a Benedictine. Blea sued the archdiocese in 1994 and again in 2018, claiming he was never a member of the Benedictines, nor employed by them or in residence with them at any time during his life, nor has he ever been a brother, monk, deacon or priest in any diocese of the Catholic church. He said he did give talks at a retreat in Albuquerque that his accuser attended. Per the Sante Fe archdiocese on its list 3/8/19, Blea was in formation for the archdiocese 1969-76. Blea said he became a seminarian in 1974.
Accused in 2005 of molesting a teenage boy many years prior. Blumeyer worked in the St. Cloud diocese 1965-68. Died 10/5/83. Member of St. John's Abbey. Name not made public until 7/06. Two more accusers came forward after the first allegations. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey 12/9/13. Included on the St. Cloud diocese list released 1/3/14 and St. Paul list 2/17/14. St. Paul personnel files released 05/19/14.
Pled guilty in 1987 to aggravated sexual contact in 1983 with 15-year-old boy at Delbarton School. Received one-year suspended sentence, sent to therapy. Settled. Allowed to continue working in NY churches for over 10 years. In Rochester NY in 2002 when placed on leave. Another complaint filed 2002. Sent to rehab center in MO for life. Accuser from Delbarton filed suit 6/12. Settled 06/05/14. Accused in 7/17 suit of abuse of altar boy, ages 11-14, student at St. Elizabeth of Hungary School, 1968-71. Per suit, Brennan sent the boy on missions to have sex with other students and report back; plied with porn; masturbated in boy's presence. Settlement 6/18 with 5 men alleging abuse at Delbarton School. Settlements also 12/18 and 2/19. Brennan admitted to abuse of about 50 boys. Active suits 2/19 from 3 men and 1 woman, claiming abuse at St. Elizabeth's. Died 12/4/19, age 79. Named in a 7/20 lawsuit filed under the NJ Child Sexual Abuse Act. Four more suits in 10/20. More in 12/20.
Brisson is one of 10 individuals included in settlement by St John's Abbey of Collegeville announced on 3/28/11. All of the accused taught at St John's Prep or were assigned to parishes in St Cloud. As part of settlement, Abbey committed to name 17 accused priests in a letter to the St John's community, including 8 of the 10 Benedictines included in the settlement. The 2 not named in Abbot Klassen's letter were Brisson and Fr Pirmin Wendt. Brisson was reported as having 'left the abbey.' Behind the Pine Curtain reports that he worked in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico and that the alleged abuse occurred in Humacao, Puerto Rico, in the late 1970s. Reportedly deceased.
Burbach was accused of sexually abusing several members of a parish beginning in the 1960s. Affiliated with Pecos Benedictine Monastery. Two civil suits filed in 1994. On Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.
Named as abuser in a civil suit filed 3/20/12 by two men who allege abuse at Delbarton School between 1977-1979. One man also alleged abuse in 1980 by Rev. Luke Travers.The father of the brothers told the school about the abuse in 2004. It was also reported to St. Mary's Abbey in 2010. Capato was working as parochial vicar at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church in Cedar Knolls, NJ when the suit was announced. St. Mary's Abbey reported in 2012 that he is was under restrictions and being monitored. Settlement in 6/18 with five men alleging abuse at Delbarton School. Named in 7/20 lawsuit(s) filed under the NJ Child Sexual Abuse Act.
Accused by at least 15 people, women and men, of sexually abusing them as children in the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abuse of a 7-year-old girl nearly 30 years prior. Sued also by a man claiming Charvet masturbated in front of him and used sexually explicit language when the man was age 14 in 1958. By 2006 the archdiocese settled 13 cases. Charvet was recalled to the Abbey when the first allegation surfaced in 2002. Died in 10/07. One case was to go to trial 2010.
Placed on leave in 2002. A woman filed suit in 5/03 against Cherry and two other priests, the Benedictine Archabbey and the Altoona-Johnstown diocese alleging that her son had been abused by all three priests at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe. Claims against Cherry and one other priest dismissed in 5/04 but son had filed individual suit in 2/04. The mother's remaining claims settled in 2/05 but the son's did not.
Assigned to St Benedict's Abbey in Benet Lake, WI on IL border. Arrested 4/13, charged with trying to abduct a 14-year-old girl in Antioch IL, and with disorderly conduct. Police saw him stop near 3 other girls. He fled and they arrested him the next day. Admitted approaching several girls over previous 6 weeks. Arrested again 5/3/13 after children found at Abbey. Pled guilty 12/5/13 to one count of child abduction. Sentenced to 6 months of periodic imprisonment, plus 24 months of felony probation.
Also known as Rev. V.J.Christudas. From India. Visiting priest at Church of the Visitation in Brick from 2001. Arrested 7/14/12 and charged with criminal sexual contact of both an adult woman,her 5-year-old daughter, and her 13-year-old son. The woman complained to police on 7/13/12 after the priest paid a visit to her home. Detectives found probable cause to file charges. Privileges removed by diocese. The woman filed civil suit 7/3/14 on behalf of herself and her two children. Acquitted at criminal trial in 10/14 of child molestation, found guilty of groping the woman. Sentenced to two years probation.
Accused in 11/02 civil suit of abuse of a male student at Mount Angel Abbey Seminary High School in 1975 after the youth sought counseling from Clark. Died 1992. Second suit filed 12/10 against Mount Angel Abbey by an active priest who alleged that Clark molested him in 1970s at Mt. Angel Preparatory, when he was between the ages of 14 and 17.
Former dean of students at St. John's University, requested a leave of absence in 10/02 from St. John's Abbey "for vocational discernment" after being accused of having engaged in sexual misconduct more than 10 years prior. The alleged misconduct not involve student at St. John's University and did not fall under the legal definition of sexual abuse. Reports said if Connolly had not taken leave, he would have been placed under restriction by St. John's Abbey. Shows as on restricted duty as of 3/11. Named as accused of abuse of a minor in a lawsuits against the Benedictines and Abbey in 5/11 and 6/11.
Received treatment for psychological problems in the 1960s. Accused of abuse of as many as four youths 1970-78. Abbey learned of allegations in 1987. Civil suits filed 1990, 1994, and an unknown date. At least two suits settled in 2002. Lived under restrictions at St. John's Abbey until his death 2/21/04 at age 95. Name on 12/9/13 list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey. Also on St. Paul list and St. Cloud list. St. Paul personnel file released 5/19/14. Worked in Owensboro KY diocese in 1964.
Sued in 2005. Plaintiff alleged that Dezurick molested him in about 1960 at Tillamook Catholic High School when he was 16. Suit also alleged that Dezurick then lied to the boy's parents and persuaded them to commit him to a mental institution to cure homosexuality. Another man came forward to allege abuse in 1957. Total of four known accusers.Settlement with the Abbey in 2003. Dezurick died in 1986. Also worked in the Spokane diocese for several years in the late 1970s.
Accused in a 1995 lawsuit, along with Fr. Gregory Mosca, of molesting an altar boy, ages of 10-15, in late the 1970s. Diocese sent alleged victim to MN for treatment and also for other psychological services. Paid about $49,500 total for counseling.
A woman filed suit in 2003 alleging that Downey and two other priests sexually abused her son in 1980-81 when he was 16. She alleged that the knowledge put her in counseling and her son in the hospital. Court ordered that the woman's suit against the two other priests be dismissed. Her son filed a separate suit in 2/04 against the same defendants. Both settled in 2/05.
Accusations made public in 2002 of abuse of boys and girls in the early 1970s at a cabin owned by the Benedictines. At least one suit was filed in 1993 by two victims. He was ordered back to St. John's Abbey from the Bahamas and sent for treatment. Order may have known since the late 1980s of earlier allegation. Abbey paid $12K to at least one of his female victims. Investigated for the murder of two girls. Living under restriction at Abbey. Name on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by the Abbey 12/9/13 and on St. Cloud 1/3/14 list. Named in two more lawsuits filed 5/19/14 against the St. Cloud diocese, the order and St. John's Abbey. Both men alleged they were abused by Eckroth when he was assigned to St. Joseph's parish in St. Joseph MN in the early 1970s. Eckroth is said in 2014 to have advanced dementia. New suit expected to be filed 9/19/14. Died 5/24/15.
As of 2002, Eidenschink, a former Abbot of the abbey, was living under restrictions at St. John's Abbey. He admitted to sexually abusing 2 monks who had not yet taken their final vows. One victim was molested prior to 1971 and the other was molested du
A man filed suit in 12/09 in federal court alleging that "Father Frank," a priest assigned to St. Joseph Church and School in Mandan, ND, abused and raped him on multiple occasions between 1955-1957, when he was an altar boy.
Multiple allegations of abuse of boys and girls. Accused of molesting at least 15 boys in the early 1970s. Three settled with the order and the Chicago archdiocese in 2006. In 2007 negotiations continued with other claimants. Many were participants in a job-training program run by the city of Chicago where Fitzmaurice was a supervisor. As many as 75 other claimants. One woman alleged abuse over a 6-year period. A suit filed 1/07 alleged abuse in Superior diocese. Other plaintiffs added 5/07. Original plaintiff settled 10/07.
Included on the on the Davenport diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused, noting allegations against him involving three minor males beginning 1955. Several 2002 and 2003 suits in Seattle claimed Forrester abused boys in mid-1970s on church outings and overnight trips. Worked in Seattle archdiocese 1971 until removed in 1979. Died in 2002. Seven plaintiffs participated in $2.6M settlement in 2005 involving St. Benedict's Abbey, Kansas City KS archdiocese. Settlement 11/06 of Seattle claims. New suit 12/10. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Another settlement announced by Seattle archdiocese 11/18. Settlement of a case 6/19 for $225K with Seattle archdiocese, St. Benedict Abbey and the American Cassinese Congregation.
A man filed suit in 4/02 alleging that Frank raped him at age 7 in the basement of St. Mary's in Mount Angel in the 1950s. Frank was later principal of Mount Angel Seminary Prep School. He died in 1996 at age 89. In 3/08, the Oregon Court of Appeals upheld dismissal of suit against the Archdiocese. Litigation was still pending in 11/08.
Ordained for Savannah diocese. Multiple allegations of abuse over three decades. Worked in New Orleans and Alexandria LA, Savannah and Atlanta GA, Pensacola FL, Cullman AL. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It noted allegation received in 1959 of recent abuse; removed from ministry in the archdiocese. Accused of abuse in LA in 1966; settlement in 2005. Moved to St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, AL in 1975. Accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy in 1985 when temporarily assigned to St. Anne's in Pensacola, FL. Franklin died by suicide 8/1/86, just before trial was to begin. On Birmingham AL diocese's list 12/14/18. On Alexandria, LA list 2/6/19. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. On Pensacola-Tallahassee list of credibly accused.
Long-time Engilsh teacher at Subiaco Academy, and boxing coach. Suit filed 1994 alleging abuse at Subiaco 1978-79. Dismissed by Court on SOL. Another complaint filed 2002 alleging abuse 1976-79. Same person sued 2005 after receiving no response from diocese. Dismissed 5/05 on SOL. Worked in Fort Worth TX diocese 1981-93. Permanently removed from active ministry 2002. Working in 2005 at Subiaco Abbey farm. Included on Diocese of Little Rock list 9/10/18. Eight known victims. Died 8/20/19.
Named publicly as accused by the Richmond diocese on its list 2/13/19. Abuse allegedly occurring in the late 1970s at a Richmond parish was reported in 1987. Removed. Reportedly "permanently dismissed from ministry" in 2004. Included in 12/19 on the Diocese of Charlotte's list of credibly accused.
In 1997 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Gerg in the late 1960s to early 1970s. The archdiocese reported this to the Benedictines. Gerg was assigned to Baltimore 1967-1969. On Baltimore's list of accused priests 9/02.
Suit filed in 2002 against two other priests (Moorse and Tarlton) included allegation that Gillespie abused a boy at St. John's Abbey in 1977-78. He was living under restrictions at the Abbey. Per 7/13/08 posting, four former students had accused him of abuse between 1977-87. Name not on 12/05/13 St. Paul list but was one of 17 priests listed on 8/02 memo to Archbishop Flynn regarding priests with known abuse histories. Also was on list released by Abbey 12/9/13, by St Cloud 1/3/14 and St Paul's revised list 2/17/14. St. Paul personnel file released 5/19/14.
Professor at St. Vincent College, Latrobe; removed 8/09 after pornography was found on his work computer. Disagreement as to whether it was child porn or homosexual male porn. A student confessed that he did the downloading. Gruber sued college 9/10 for defamation; dropped suit 11/10. In 8/12 Vatican permanently banned him from ministry and ordered him to live in monastery. Abuse of confession/ defamation of superior at issue. Laicization announced 7/13 when he failed to move to monastery. Was to appeal to Vatican.
Accused in a 1992 lawsuit of abuse in 1982 of a 16-year-old boy, who lived with him as a foster son. Hoefgen knew the boy was suicidal when he invited him to move into his home. He admitted sexual encounters to the church in 1984; sent for treatment and after six months was assigned to a new parish. Suit dismissed in 11/93 due to SOL. Apology by Hoefgen printed in newspaper in 9/02 as part of a group settlement involving several living at St. John's Abbey. Permanently removed in 2002. Laicized in 12/11. Sued 11/18/13. St. Paul personnel file released 05/19/14. Arrested 05/21/14, charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct against a boy in 4th-6th grades, occurring 1989-91. Pled not guilty at 9/5/14. Trial set for 5/15. Acquitted. Files released in 11/15 show pattern of predation toward boys, beginning in the 1980s and continuing for two decades.
Worked in the Bahamas, ND, UT, CO, MN. Name included on list released by Abbey 12/9/13 of monks likely to have offended against minors. Hohmann was accused by at least two women of groping, pawing and sexually assaulting them in the 1960s when they were children attending St. Joseph's in St. Joseph. The women told the Abbey, which did nothing. Retired in 1976, died 1/24/80. Also included in addendum to Duluth 12/31/13 list. Included on St. Cloud list 1/3/14. Accused in suit filed 1/13/16 of sexual abuse of girl ages 11-16, 1961-66, while he was St. Joseph's pastor.
Named among seven clerics by the diocese in 8/19 as having allegations of sexual misconduct against them involving minors or vulnerable adults. Allegedly involved in sexual misconduct with minors 1984-85. Assigned to the diocese 1983 until returning to his order in 1985. Assigned to St. Elizabeth parish in Linden, NJ when arrested in 11/91, charged with buying cocaine. Sent to the midwest for treatment. Returned to ministry.
Also known as Robert Lawrence Jacques. A civil suit filed in 4/02 alleged Jacques abused a 16-year-old boy in 1968. Immediately placed on leave. Accused in a suit filed in 5/02 of abusing a second boy in 1968. Jacques was principal at a Mount Angel Abbey Prep School at the time of the alleged abuse. Three other men filed suit 11/02, claiming abuse in the late 1970s.
Convicted in 1968 of abuse of a boy. Received three years probation and treatment. More charges in 1993 of abuse in 1990. Indicted in 1993. Pled guilty. Sentenced to four years probation. Died 9/28/07 at Blue Cloud Abbey in SD. On Rockford diocese's list 11/14/18.
A former St. John's Prep student accused Kelly of abusing him over a 3-year period. In 1982 the student told the school's counselor, who told the abbot. Suit filed in 1992 and settled in 7/93. As of 2002 Kelly had taken a leave of absence from the brotherhood. A 4/02 article referred to allegations as credible and said that he has acknowledged wrongdoing and sought treatment. Named in new suit in 12/09. Name on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey 12/9/13. No longer a St. John's monk.
Abbot of St. John's Abbey in the St. Cloud diocese 1992 -2000. Died in 2010. A man filed suit 6/11 alleging that Kelly sexually abused him in 1966 at St. Anselm's Church in the Bronx. Abbot of St. John's issued a statement saying he had just learned of the accusations in 6/11 and was investigating. Plaintiff said he told the order in 12/10. Multiple alleged victims around the U.S.
Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in 1963 at St. John's in Burlington. Also worked in the Kansas City, KS archdiocese. Died 1990. Allegations deemed credible. Included on diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused. Allegedly abuse two boys.
A man filed suit in 2/92 claiming Maiers abused him at age 9 in 1966. Suit settled out of court in late 1992. Maiers admitted abuse and also that he had been arrested for soliciting an undercover officer at adult movie theater in 1984. Also admitted to sexual relationships with a woman and two men in NY in the 1970s. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Living under restriction at St. John's Abbey. On their list released 12/9/13. Also on Addendum to 12/31/13 Duluth list and St. Cloud 1/3/14 list. St. Paul personnel file released 05/19/14.
A man filed civil suit in 2004 in federal court in Albuquerque alleging that he was abused by Maramba 1976-77 at a parish in NM (then part of the El Paso Diocese, later part of the Las Cruces Diocese). Returned to his native Philippines in 1978; reportedly a "foremost" music composer of sacred text in the Philippines. Second suit filed 2/07 claiming abuse in the 1970s. Both settled. A third suit settled 4/1//10. A fourth suit filed 4/13/10; settled 5/11. On Diocese of Las Cruces list 11/8/18. On El Paso's list 1/31/19.
Teacher at St. John's U. and dean of men/vice president for student affairs 1964-67. Listed in a 2002 lawsuit as one of eight accused abbey clergy members. Apparently abused a college student at least three times in 1975. Confessed in 2012 to molesting over 200 boys; 18 were dorm students at St. John's Prep. Supposedly was living as a "restricted" priest but he traveled frequently to the Bahamas until 2002. Named in new suit in 12/09. Name on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by Abbey 12/9/13.
Two 1991 civil suits claim Moorse abused two boys while teaching at St. John's Prep in Collegeville in 1984. Abbot knew in 1984 but did nothing. Another Civil suit filed in 2002 alleged abuse in the 1980s. Suit settled against order at St. John's Abbey in 9/02 but claims against Moorse remained. Those were dismissed in 7/03 on SOL. Moorse remained at the abbey, restricted in his work and social activities. Name is on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by Abbey 12/9/13. Name added 11/3/17 to Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis 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."
Monk 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.
A 6/11 suit alleged Parry, then a Benedictine priest and boys' choir director at Conception Abbey in northwest MO, sexually abused a boy in 1987 at summer choir camp. Parry had been affiliated with the abbey since 1973. He admitted to the Abbot in 1981 that he had been involved in three "inappropriate relationships" 1973-79. DIsmissed 2002. Became Episcopal priest in Las Vegas 10/15/04. Resigned in 2011 after suit filed. Admitted abuse of several. A second suit filed 7/11. Died 11/27/13. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. (No known allegations there.) On the Conception Abbey Benedictines' list 8/5/19.
Professed vows as a Benedictine brother in 1970. Placed on "restriction" under a "safety plan" at St. John's Abbey in 2002 after allegations by two youths of abuse in the late 1970s. No privileges. Article of 7/10 reports that Phillips continued to come and go from the Abbey and associated freely with woman whose family includes an autistic grandson. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by Abbey 12/09/13. Name added to St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese list 11/3/17 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."
Named publicly as accused by the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese on its list updated 4/1/19. Abuse allegedly occurring in the 1970s was reported in 2014. Probstfield died 2/11/07. Included on the Conception Abbey Benedictines list 8/5/19. Given name is Victor David Probstfield. Brother of accused priest Regis Probstfield, O.S.B.
Named publicly by the Conception Abbey Benedictines on their list 8/5/19. Abuse alleged to have occurred in Missouri in 1976. Reportedly worked off and on at Conception Abbey before 1981, then became pastor in Parnel. Also worked in North Dakota, returning to the Abbey in 1996. Probstfield died 11/4/08. Given name Vernon Charles Probstfield. Brother of accused priest Edgar Probstfield, O.S.B.
Pusateri worked as teacher, chaplain and counselor at St. Bede Academy near Peru, IL for 20 years. He received a 6-year jail sentence after pleading guilty in 1991 to abusing a teenage student in 1990. Still a Benedictine and working in Rome per 9/2000 newsletter from Most Rev. Marcel Rooney O.S.B., Abbot Primate. Moved by 2017-18 to the Benedictine community at Sant'Anselmo. Permanently removed from ministry. Included by 1/20 on the Peoria diocese's list of accused.
Placed on administrative leave by his superior at St. Martin's abbey in 3/11 after a recent allegation that he had abused a minor while assigned 1984-1986 to Sacred Heart Parish in Lacey. Most recently, he had been serving as a supply priest for the archdiocese. Spokesman for the archdiocese said this was first and only accusation against Receconi.
Placed on leave in 2/02 after allegations that he abused at least one child in IA in the 1960s. At least three more victims from a parish in the Kansas City KS archdiocese came forward after his suspension. Complaints involved inappropriate touching of elementary school children 1961-64. Sent to live at St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison. Included on the Davenport diocese's list in 7/08. It notes allegations of the sexual abuse of five male minors. On the Kansas City KS archdiocese's list 1/25/19. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring 1960-68.
A woman sought counseling in 1988, alleging abuse by Renggli when she was in high school; she was referred by the Seattle archdiocese to a counseling agency. In 2005 she filed suit, alleging she did not understand the relationship between the counseling agency and the archdiocese. Renggli left the priesthood, married, and went to work with a group called Rent-a-Priest. 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. Martin's Abbey in Lacey 1971-76.
Named publicly as accused by the St. Vincent Abbey Benedictines in 8/18. Multiple allegations of abuse dating to his time at St. Benedict's in Covington, KY 1965-67. Per the Archabbey, the allegations were received in 1993, and Rettger was removed from active ministry. Included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 6/10/99.
Named publicly as accused on 2/14/19 by the Diocese of Richmond after it received information from the Diocese of Charlotte. Charlotte's Review Board found credible an allegation against Scales. He had assignments in both dioceses. Accused in 2006 of sexually abusing a minor at St. Michael's in Gastonia, NC 1977-78. Removed from ministry. Denied the allegation. Died in 2008. Included on the Raleigh diocese's list updated 10/22/19, noting abuse occurring outside the diocese in 1966, reported in 2019. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.
Per the Abbey Abuse Disclosure Project, one alleged victim made a 9/02 statement that Schulte sexually molested him 10/88. Also accused of knowing about abuse by Dunstan Moorse and John Kelly. Supposedly living a restricted lifestyle at St. John's, but traveled frequently, including to Italy. Named in new suit 5/18/10 by two brothers claiming abuse in 1984-86. Suit settled 3/11 with other claims against Abbey. New suit in Puerto Rico 4/11. Name on Abbey list 12/9/13 and St. Cloud list 1/3/14. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. It notes report in 1992 of abuse in 1985 in Raleigh diocese.
Accusations against Fr. Francis (Raymond E.) Simon were discovered in the personnel file of Fr. Mathias Faue released in 7/13. In 2002 a man alleged he was abused by Faue and Fr. Simon 1963-67 at St. Benedict's Church in Montebello, CA. Simon died 12/18/95.
Nun. In 10/02 former student nun filed a lawsuit alleging that she was fondled in 1959 or 1960 at St. Walburg Convent by a Sister Terrance, whose real name was unknown. In same suit, woman also alleges that she had been previously abused at Villa Mado
Also known as Fr. Pacome St. Arnaud. Accused in 2002 by three men of sexually abusing them as minors in the 1970s. In a civil suit filed in 5/02, the plaintiff said he told other priests in 1971 that he had been abused. After that disclosure, St. Arnaud was transferred to another parish where he allegedly abused the other two plaintiffs. These men filed suits in 11/02. Also history of abuse in Canada before transfer to Portland. Another suit filed in 2005. St Arnaud died 9/22/92 (spelled St. Arnoud the 1993 Directory.)
Accused in 1992 of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in Sturgis, SD 1951/52. Stack denied the allegations. He had been living in retirement at Conception Abbey in MO for many years. Bishop said the allegations were credible. No criminal charges or litigation filed. Stack died 9/30/07. On the Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19. On the Conception Abbey Benedictines' list of credibly accused 8/5/19, noting alleged incident(s) 1949-53, in South Dakota.
Name released by St. John's Abbey 9/19/17 as added to its list of monks "most likely to have offended minors." Worked in the Crookston, Duluth and St Cloud dioceses and the Archdiocese of Mexico City. Left the priesthood in 1961-62. Died 7/17/15.
Allegedly abused a student in 1979 at St. John's Prep. Sent for treatment then allowed to return to teaching at the school. In a 1992 civil suit, he was accused of molesting another boy at least three times in 1982 at school. On medical leave in1992. Worked as director of the Oblate program at St. John's Abbey and lived under restrictions. Relieved of duties after a second suit was filed in 6/02 claiming abuse in 1985. A 7/12 lawsuit alleged fraud against Abbey. Suit filed 6/5/13 alleged abuse of a student in 1997; settled in 2015. On Abbey's 12/9/13 list. Suit filed 4/12/16 by a former St. John's Prep student claiming abuse 1979 or '80; plaintiff also accused Rev. Thomas Andert. Tarlton died in 1/16.
Ordained in 1918. Died in 1982. Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/19. Accused in 1994 of abuse in the late 1950s at Fourteen Holy Martyrs in Baltimore, where he was assigned 1954-64. Accused in 2003 of abuse 1955-56.
Named publicly as accused by the St. Joseph Abbey Benedictines on its list in 11/18. It notes an allegation received in 2006 of abuse of a minor in the early 1960s. Further, Tassin left the monastery in 1969 and was dispensed from the priesthood in 1971. He died 7/26/12.
From Ireland. Associated with St. John's Abbey from the 1960s. Was reportedly sent to the Bahamas in 1980 for a year after allegations. Sent there again in 1990 due to "rumors." Worked in the Bahamas for 20 years. In 6/12 a young man publicly confronted Taylor at mass, claiming the priest tried to pursue a sexual relationship with him for the previous year and a half. Taylor had been scheduled leave the Bahamas 6/24/12 for parish assignment in Collegeville, but left several weeks early, after the confrontation, "for health reasons." Also in 6/12 a man alleged abuse by Taylor as a St. John's Prep student in the early 1980s. The new assignment was put on hold. Taylor is believed to have returned to Ireland. Attorney for the Abbey was conducting an investigation.
From India, arrived in the U.S. in 1959, shortly after ordination. Joined the Benedictines in 1979. Named publicly as accused by the Norwich diocese on its list 2/22/19, as "Thomas Paschal." It notes only that he was reassigned by the Benedictines in 1993. On the Conception Abbey Benedictines' in MO list 8/5/19. Died 10/9/15 in MO.
Director of the junior school of Saint Louis Priory School when removed in 5/18 after 'inappropriate images' were found on his computer. The school contacted Creve Coeur police 5/30. Faculties removed by Bishop Carlson. Toczylowski was involved in the school's athletics and had worked at a summer program for urban students. He graduated from St. Louis Priory school in 2000.
Headmaster at Delbarton School in NJ 1999-2007; taught there before and after that time. In 2011, two former students accused him of sexual misconduct in the 1980s. One said Travers grabbed his crotch and butt. The other said Travers "crossed boundaries" both while he was a student and later. Removed from current position at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in VA. Three other accusers came forward. Suit filed 3/20/12. Living under restrictions at Abbey until he severed ties with it 4/12. Settlement 6/18 with 5 men alleging abuse at Delbarton School. New suits in 12/20.
A man filed suit in 9/11 alleging abuse by True (a relative) and by Msgr. Thomas O'Brien when the accuser was a 9-year-old altar boy at Nativity Church in Independence in late the 1970s. True would also allegedly abuse him during visits to his home, and on trips. True was President-Rector of Conception Seminary 1973-88. Also worked at Blessed Sacrament Parish, in Bethany, Mo. Lawsuit against order settled 11/13 for $125K. Removed from ministry. Included on the Conception Abbey Benedictines list of credibly accused 8/5/19.
Reportedly in 7/02 a woman told the diocese in 10/01 that Ugliano sexually abused her at age 14 in the early 1980s, while assigned to a Linden parish. She also accused Revs. Edward Eiiert and Joseph Rice. Ugliano was temporarily suspended. Law enforcement deemed the allegations not credible. (She received a settlement in a suit regarding the two other priests.) Accused in a 5/21 lawsuit, along with Rev. Manus Duffy and Bro. Jonathan Michael Hunt, of sexually abusing a Delbarton School student, ages 13-14, 1977-78. Ugliano was assistant Delbarton headmaster 1975-78 and headmaster 1985-90. Died 11/17/14.
As of 10/12, five men and two women have made complaints against Ward dating back to 1970s and his assignment at St. John's College and at St. John's Prep School.. He has been accused of unwelcome advances, kissing, even threats of failing them in class
First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 2000. Allegation to diocese 5/11/15 that Weber sexually abused an 11- to 13-year-old boy in the early 1980s, at St. Gertrude's in Vandergrift. The alleged victim said that Weber had given a lecture to children about "impure thoughts and actions," and that afterward, when the two were alone, the priest fondled the boy's genitals.
One of 10 individuals included in a 3/11 settlement by St. John's Abbey of Collegeville. All of the accused taught at St. John's Preparatory School or were assigned to parishes in St. Cloud. Wendt died 8/15/82. As part of settlement, the Abbey to release the names of 17 individuals with credible allegations against them. Name is included on list released by Abbey 12/9/13 of those monks likely to have offended against minors. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese 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."
Prior to 7/02, a man filed suit alleging that White abused him during the 1964-65 school year at Mount Angel Seminary Prep School. White "retired" without privileges after the suit was filed. Suit settled "for a nominal amount of money" two months after it was filed. Per news in 9/04, the order cleared White of the molestation charges and he was to be allowed to resume public ministry. Review board found no evidence to support the allegation. Died 4/27/17.
Name released to public 7/29/06. Accused in 2004 of two allegations of "sexual misconduct early in the 1980s" as reported by a former St. John's Abbey student. May have had his faculties permanently removed prior to his death 2/4/09. Named in two new suits filed in 12/09 alleging abuse in 1971 and 1984-86. Claims settled in 3/11 in conjunction with others involving the Abbey. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by the Abbey 12/09/13. Suit filed 4/12/16 by former St. John's Prep student claiming abuse by Wollmering and Rev.Thomas Andert 1970-71.
Initially was"Bro. Michael" with Brothers of the Holy Rosary (F.S.R.). Worked in Reno diocese; taught at Manogue High School 1974-78, directed CYO program. Ordained a Benedictine priest in 1987. Taught at Delbarton School in NJ for 18 years. In 6/12 a man joined in an existing suit against Delbarton School to allege abuse in 1980s by Worry. A 2015 lawsuit settled. Worry had been removed from assignment in 1/12 and sent to St. Mary's Abbey after allegation of misconduct in the 1990s. Said to be under strict supervision. Accused in a lawsuit against the Delbarton School filed in 7/20 under the NJ Child Sexual Abuse Act of abusing a 15-year-old boy 1978-79. Reportedly still living on campus in 7/20.
In 2004 a man complained to St. Benedict's Abbey that Wurtz had molested him when the man was a boarding student at Maur Hill-Mount Academy during the 1960s. The abbot kept Wurtz in ministry until 2/04, after the Review Board deemed the allegation credible and recommended Wurtz's removal. Still a priest at St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison as of a 2/06 website post. Died 8/16/13.
On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Zankl, 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. Spent much time at St. John Abbey before and after working in the diocese 1951-87. Left the diocese 5/30/87. Died 07/12/07, age 106. Accusation received shortly before diocese released list.
In 9/08 the Fort Worth diocese announced a credible allegation that ZImmerer sexually abused a boy, age 11, while assigned to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Decatur in 1978. Zimmerer died in 1/23/83 at age 74. As of 9/15, two more men had come forward with credible allegations of abuse at the same church. Also worked in AR, MI, WI. Name included on Little Rock's 9/10/18 list (mistakenly as Francis 'Zimmer'). On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. On the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20.