SEXUAL ABUSERS IN OUR MIDST

New York Update

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: On Thursday, February 14, 2019, the New York Child Victims Act or CVA was signed into law by Governor Cuomo.

Anyone who was sexually abused as a child and is currently over 21 years old must take action now. Time is very limited.

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Governor Cuomo signs the New York Child Victims Act on February 14, 2019

Governor Cuomo Speaks about the Child Victims Act

Understanding the New York Child Victims Act with James R. Marsh and Marci Hamilton

The men on this page may have committed sex crimes against children in New York. There are so many sexual predators in Pennsylvania that we had to create a separate page for them.


How a Future Sex Offender Found a Home in Two New York Boy Scout Troops


Bankruptcy Alert

Now that the CVA has been signed into law, some New York dioceses and child-serving institutions may file for bankruptcy or may create some sort of “claims process” for people with claims against them. If that happens, particularly a bankruptcy filing, you may have a very limited amount of time to file a claim. For example, after a bankruptcy is filed, the bankruptcy judge will usually issue a “bar date,” which is a deadline for people to file claims. The deadline can be as short as 4-6 months. If you fail to file a claim within that deadline, your claim will likely be forever “barred.” It is important you understand this may occur because the bankruptcy deadline may be shorter than the “window” passed by the New York legislature, which could be one or two years.

If you were victimized by one of these individuals or others still unnamed, you will have a limited amount of time to seek justice. Contact us immediately at 888-811-8689 for help and advice. Time is running out.


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Ernie Lorch, Riverside Church

Lorch was once known as the most powerful man in New York City basketball, a youth coach with deep ties to St. John’s and other schools who could get a player a college scholarship with a phone call or two. Lorch helped launch the Riverside Church Hawks in 1961 as an outreach program for underprivileged kids. Lorch’s program was known for decades as a high-class organization in an amateur basketball world filled with struggling community center teams and bandit street agents.

Lorch was hounded by sex abuse allegations for at least a decade. In 2002, the Daily News first reported that Lorch, a former Riverside Church deacon and an executive with the leveraged buyout firm Dyson-Kissner-Moran, was at the center of a sex-abuse investigation launched by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. New York prosecutors could not charge Lorch, in part because of statute of limitations issues.

Church officials barred Lorch from their Riverside Hawks basketball program, saying he could return once the matter was resolved. Since charges were never filed, Lorch remained in limbo for several years. He eventually split with the church and formed a new program, the Metro Hawks. Lorch died in 2012 at the age of 80.


Phoenix Central School District

In the 1970s, a child sex abuse ring was operating at the Phoenix Central School district outside of Syracuse, New York. During that time, three teachers – including James Middaugh and Ronald Smith – actively and openly preyed upon seventh and eighth grade girls at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School, and ninth grade girls at John C. Birdlebough High School.


Dr. Stuart Copperman (pediatrician)

For 35 years, Dr. Stuart Copperman was one of the most prominent and trusted physicians in this tightknit community on Long Island’s South Shore. The onetime president of the Nassau Pediatric Society, he was a familiar figure at his temple, a man who saved the lives of neighborhood children, a doctor whom former patients took their children and grandchildren to. In 2000, the New York State Board of Professional Medical Ethics unanimously decided to revoke the medical license of Dr. Stuart Copperman, a Merrick, New York pediatrician after determining that he was a danger to the public. Dr. Cooperman was repeatedly accused of sexually abusing countless minor patients, some of whom were 10 years old at the time of the abuse. When his case became public, dozens of women called the New York medical board and media reporting similar stories of abuse. When Dr. Cooperman appealed to get his license restored, he was denied.


Dr. Gary Cohen (pediatrician)

A pediatrician who once served on the Suffolk County committee on child abuse was arraigned in 1990 on 75 counts relating to the sexual abuse of boys. Dr. Gary Cohen of Coram, New York pleaded guilty to numerous criminal charges involving the sexual abuse of boys including sodomy, sexual abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child.


Stanley Rosenfeld & Rabbi Sheldon Schwartz (Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy)

Investigators received firsthand reports from twelve former SAR students, eleven boys and one girl, as well as one non-SAR student that support a finding that between 1974 and 1987, Rosenfeld engaged in acts of sexual abuse or other sexually inappropriate behavior. This finding was based in part on Rosenfeld’s admissions to the Ramaz School (“Ramaz”) that he inappropriately touched boys. The evidence demonstrated that Rosenfeld’s sexual misconduct became known to Rabbi Sheldon Schwartz (“Rabbi Schwartz”), then an SAR faculty member, when two former students separately disclosed to him that Rosenfeld had inappropriately touched them. The evidence further demonstrates that Rosenfeld’s sexual misconduct also became known to former SAR Principal Rabbi Sheldon Chwat (“Rabbi Chwat”) when a former faculty member reported to him that she observed Rosenfeld touch a boy’s groin area in an office within the School. In addition to learning that Rabbi Schwartz was present at Rosenfeld’s home when the sexual abuse of students occurred, investigators received four reports that Rabbi Schwartz engaged in inappropriate behavior with students at SAR in the 1970s.


Stanley Rosenfeld, Richard Andron, and Albert Goetz (Ramaz)

Investigators found that Stanley Rosenfeld committed sexual abuse while employed at Ramaz. Investigators also discovered that at different times throughout Ramaz’s history, other adults affiliated with Ramaz also committed sexual misconduct of varying types and degrees or engaged in inappropriate relationships with students.


Diocese of Rockville Center

Brian McKeon

Twenty years before he was drummed out of the priesthood for molesting boys, the Rev. Brian McKeon told the pastor of his first church that he had acted “inappropriately” with a teenager. Nothing, however, was done. McKeon was not removed as a pastor until after a parent from The Church of the Good Shepherd in Holbrook complained to the diocese in June 1998, long after McKeon had left Holbrook. When the priest returned from a treatment center in Canada, he was reassigned to Nassau University Medical Center and allowed to continue performing occasional Masses at St. Anne’s in Garden City, which was his last parish, and as a fill-in priest at Mission Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mattituck. In 25 years as a priest, McKeon served in parishes in Holbrook, East Northport, Garden City and Mattituck. Diocesan spokesman Sean Dolan said Bishop William Murphy removed McKeon from active ministry in fall 2001 following accusations he had sexually molested boys. The pope laicized, or permanently removed, McKeon from the priesthood two years later. McKeon died in 2009.


Diocese of Brooklyn

Romano J. Ferraro

Romano Ferraro was arraigned in 2002 on charges of child rape and abuse. He was formally removed from ministry in 1988 and was convicted in 2004 of child sexual assault for raping a young boy in the 1970s, according to the New York Times. As the New York Times reported, Ferraro is “believed to have been one of the most prolific priest pedophiles on the Eastern Seaboard.” Ferraro is said to have been transferred within and between Diocese, including the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He has also served as a priest in New Jersey and Missouri, as well as in Florida and the Philippines. Ferraro has been laicized.


James T. Smith

Father Smith was placed on administrative leave in 2002 after allegations that he had sexually abused minors. Prior to his leave, Smith reportedly held a part-time job in the domestic violence unit of the Queen’s District Attorney’s Office. A 2003 lawsuit accused Smith of molesting multiple minors, including a girl at Our Lady of Grace Church in Howard Beach during the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as a boy at Holy Trinity Parish Church in Whitestone during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It has been reported that more than two dozen people have made similar complaints against Smith.


Priests Laicized in the Diocese of Brooklyn for the Sexual Abuse of Minors

  • Joseph P. Byrns (ordained in 1969 and was in active ministry until his removal in 2002)
  • William E. Finger (ordained in 1962 and was in active ministry until his departure in 1980)
  • Stephen Placa (ordained in 1995 and was in active ministry until his departure in 2002)
  • Thomas O. Morrow (ordained in 1971 and was in active ministry until his departure in 1987)
  • Romano J. Ferraro (ordained in 1960 and was removed from active ministry in 1988)
  • Charles M. Mangini (ordained in 1968 and was in active ministry until his removal in 1993)
  • Christopher Lee Coleman (ordained in 1994 and was in active ministry until his removal in 2011)
  • Robert McConnin (ordained in 1973 and was in active ministry until his removal in 2007)
  • Thomas Nohilly (ordained in 1981 and was in active ministry until his removal in 2002)
  • Barry E. Ryan (ordained in 1976 and was in active ministry until his removal in 1994)
  • Patrick Sexton (ordained in 1977 and was in active ministry until his removal in 1990)
  • Daniel J. Sheehan (ordained in 1979 and was in active ministry until his departure in 1998)

Romano J. Ferraro

Ordained in 1960
1960–1962St. Joseph Patron of the Universal ChurchBrooklyn
1962–1963St. Rosalia's Catholic ChurchBrooklyn
1962–1963Regina Pacis Votive ShrineBrooklyn
1963–1964St. Lucy's Catholic ChurchBrooklyn
1964–1968Holy Family Catholic ChurchBrooklyn
1968–1969U.S. Naval StationKey West, Florida
1969–1970Military Mobile Support UnitPhilippines
1971–1973
sickleave
1973Cathedral CollegeDouglaston
1975–1977St. Joseph's ParishKings Park
1977–1978St. Francis XavierBrooklyn
1977–1978Madonna Residence for the ElderlyBrooklyn
1978–1979St. AloysiusQueens
1978–1979Wyckoff Heights HospitalQueens
1980sickleave
1980–1981House of AffirmationWebster Grove, MO
1981–1983St. Joan of ArcSt. Louis, MO
1981–1983Jewish HospitalSt. Louis, MO
1981–1983Barnes HospitalSt. Louis, MO
1983St. Francis XavierBronx
1983Jacobi HospitalBronx
1983Einstein HospitalBronx
1984St. James ParishWoodbridge, NJ
1984–1985Our Lady of Mount Virgin ParishMiddlesex, NJ
1985–1986St. John Vianney ParishColonia, NJ
1986–1987Christ the KingCommack
1987–1988St. Rita's ParishStaten Island
1989–2002Parsons ManorJamaica

James T. Smith

Ordained in 1956
1956–1965Our Lady of Grace ParishHoward Beach
1965–1976Holy Trinity ParishWhitestone
1976–1980Our Lady of HopeMiddle Village
1980–1989Our Lady of Mount CarmelLong Island City
1989–2002St. Kevin ParishQueens
1992–2002N.Y. District Attorney's OfficeQueens

James / Jamie Lara

Ordained in 1973
1974–1976St. Barbara's ParishBrooklyn
1977–1985St. Francis Xavier ParishBrooklyn
1986–1989St. Patrick's ParishLong Island City
unknownP.S. 321 Summer PRogramBrooklyn
1992laicized
unknownColumbia UniversityNew York
1995–2009Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT
2011Notre Dame UniversitySouth Bend, IN
2013–2017Arizona State UniversityTempe, AZ

Adam Prochaski

Ordained in 1968
1969–1994Holy Cross ParishQueens
1994–2002sick leaveQueens
2005–2007Creedmoor Addiction Treatment CounselorQueens

Patrick Sexton

Ordained in 1977
1979–1986St. Cecelia's ParishGreenpoint Brooklyn
1987–1989St. Patrick's ParishLong Island City
1990St. Mark's ParishBrooklyn
1991–2002sick leave
2000Sacred Heart SchoolBrooklyn
unknownCorpus Cristi SchoolPort Chester
2005–2006Our Lady of VictoryBrooklyn

William Authenrieth

Brooklyn Diocese
Ordained 1962
1962–1973St. Vincent FerrerBrooklyn
1973–1974Holy SpiritMims, FL
1974–1976St. John VianneyOrlando, FL
1976–1978All Souls ParishSanford, FL
1978–1983St. Mary's ParishRockledge, FL
1983All SoulsSanford, FL
1984–1985Our Lady of Lourdes ParishMelbourne, FL
1985St. Patrick ParishMount Dora, FL

Enrique Diaz Jimenez

Brooklyn Diocese
Ordained 1977 (Venezuela)
1983Arrives in the United StatesBrooklyn
1983–1986St. Leo ParishCorona
Our Lady or SorrowsCorona
1990arrested
1991deported
1996returnedBogota, Columbia

Anthony J. Failla

Brooklyn Diocese
Ordained 1956
1960–1961Holy FamilyBrooklyn
1962–1970St. Mary Star of the SeaBrooklyn
1971–1975St. Michael - St. EdwardsBrooklyn
1975–1978St. BonifaceBrooklyn
1978–1997St. Finbar's ParishBrooklyn
1997moved to Florida
2000St. Joan's ParishBoca Raton, FL

Michael Salerno

Brooklyn Diocese
Ordained 1993
1968Became a Pallotine Order of Brothers
1968–1969Queen of ApostlesSag Harbor
1969–1971Our Lady of the Rosary of PompeiiBrooklyn
1971–1978All Saints (Pallotine Order)Brooklyn
1978–1984Queen of ApostlesSag Harbor
1984–1987Bishop of Eustace High SchoolPennsauken, NJ
1987–1990My Brother's PlaceBrooklyn
1990–1997Our Lady of the Rosary of PompeiiBrooklyn
1993Ordained
1990–1997Our Lady of the Rosary of PompeiiBrooklyn
1997–2007St. Leo's ParishBaltimore, MD
2012removed from ministry

From News Reports

George Puello, a high-profile figure in Westchester theater, was a brother with the Society of Don Bosco, Order of Salesians, between 1969 and 1971, when the abuse was alleged to have occurred.

Thomas Kreiser was serving at St. Joseph’s parish when he allegedly improperly touched a young girl. He previously worked at St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown and St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville.

James Liguori, executive director of Fordham’s Westchester campus, who previously was president of Iona College, stepped down one day after a lawsuit alleged that he sexually abused a boy who claimed Liguori molested him in 1969 at the Cardinal Farley Military Academy in Dutchess County, which was run by the Christian Brothers.

The Rev. William Burke, who worked at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, was accused in a lawsuit of molesting a 14-year-old boy in 1987 at a boarding school in Tampa, Florida.

The Rev. Patrick Quigley was convicted of sexual misconduct. He pleaded guilty in December 1994 to a misdemeanor charge after admitting he had offered several young boys money for sex in Haverstraw village. He was sentenced to probation and the archdiocese sent him to a rehabilitation center for alcoholism in Maryland.

Rev. Gary Mead, a Catholic priest from Millwood assigned to St. Gregory Barbarigo parish in Garnerville fondled an undercover police officer and was charged with forcible touching. He was previously assigned to St. Mary’s Church in Wappingers Falls and, in the late 1990s, was parochial vicar at Holy Family parish in New Rochelle.

Rev. Leo Pelkington, who spent 3 1/2 years at Holy Name of Jesus Church before leaving in August 1998, was arrested by police in Connecticut on charges that he fondled two boys in their home.

Dominic Bokulich (DOB 05/07/73) of 81 Hilltop Road, Monticello, New York, formerly resident at St. Felix Friary, 15 Trinity Place, Yonkers, New York, was sentenced to seven years in state prison on his guilty plea to one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, one count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree, both class “D” Felonies and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, class “A” Misdemeanors. Between November 2005 and June 2007 Bokulich, also known as Brother Leopold, sexually abused four boys between the ages of four and 14. Some of the incidents took place in Yonkers. Bokulich assaulted the boys both at their home, where he did handiwork for the family, and at a retreat location operated by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

Patrick Sexton, a former priest accused of sexually assaulting students while teaching in Brooklyn in the 1980s, was already teaching at Sacred Heart School in Mount Vernon in 1990 when Education Through Music Inc. of Manhattan began its collaboration with the school’s music program. He was under investigation after allegations surfaced that he fondled choirboys at a Brooklyn parochial school has been teaching at two Catholic elementary schools in Westchester for up to 10 years. He also taught at Corpus Christi School in Port Chester and underwent psychological counseling as early as 1983 after a molestation complaint, church officials said. He also worked at St. Cecilia’s School in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Four plaintiffs, according to court papers, were recruited to the Salesian Junior Seminary in Goshen, Orange County by the Rev. Frank Nugent, who is also listed as a defendant. The Salesians reached a settlement in 1998 with a Massachusetts woman who charged that she and her two brothers were sexually abused by Nugent. The plaintiffs also charge that they were sexually abused by a former Salesian brother, George Puello, often in their beds at the seminary.

A former Westchester priest was arrested for having sexual relations with a young child, according to police. Joseph Faraone assaulted a child who may have had a mental disability. Faraone spent time at the Church of St. Patrick in Yorktown and St. Francis of Assisi in Mount Kisco.

The Rev. Dozia Wilson was defrocked in 1993. He worked as the spiritual adviser at a home for troubled youths at St. Christopher’s Residential Treatment Center in Dobbs Ferry. He was reassigned from St. Ann’s Church in Albany after parents at Sacred Heart parish complained that the priest had sex with two boys at a motel. Wilson was later reassigned to St. Mary’s in Hudson. Wilson was also a chaplain at the Columbia County jail. He was finally removed him from ministry in 1990 because of more complaints about his alleged behavior with young boys.

A former Pearl River priest and Westchester Catholic school leader accused of sexual abuse was permanently removed from his ministry by the Archdiocese of New York. Monsignor John O’Keefe, who served for more than a decade as president at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, was suspended from St. Margaret of Antioch Parish in Pearl River after he was accused of sexually abusing a minor on two occasions — in New York and Virginia.

Rabbi Lyle Kamlet was arrested by federal authorities on charges he allegedly possessed and received child pornography. Kamlet formerly worked at the Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck.


Diocese of New York

Gennaro “Father Jerry” Gentile, a former pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton-on-Hudson. He was accused of abuse or improper sexual behavior by at least five families or individuals. Among the accusers, two adult men said they fought off sexual attacks by Gentile during the 1970s in Wappingers Falls and Poughkeepsie. Deacon Albert Mazza was also removed from ministry in 2013.

Lawrence Inzeo, a former pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in West Harrison. Arthur Manzione, a former deacon and associate secretary for education for the archdiocese. He was also on staff at St. Anthony of Padua Church when he was removed from ministry in August 2003. Inzeo and Manzione both were accused of abusing a minor two decades ago, when both were assigned to Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh. The archdiocese has said the allegations against them were not related.

  • Daniel Calabrese, a former priest at St. Mary’s Church in Poughkeepsie. He was convicted in 1992 of sodomizing a teenage boy in Dutchess County and was removed from ministry. In recent years, he has been living in New Mexico.
  • David Carson, a former priest on Staten Island and at St. Paul’s Church in Congers. He has been out of ministry for several years. No accusations against him have been made public.
  • Kenneth Jesselli, a former pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton-on-Hudson. He was removed from ministry in April 2002, but any allegations against him have not been made public. Jesselli’s predecessor at Holy Name of Mary, the Rev. Gennaro Gentile, has also been removed from ministry because of allegations of abuse, but his case has not yet been decided by the Vatican.
  • Ralph LaBelle, a former pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Putnam Lake. He was removed in April 2002 after allegations surfaced of a nonsexual but inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy.
  • Patrick Quigley, a former associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point. He pleaded guilty in December 1994 to a misdemeanor charge after admitting he had offered to pay several boys for sex in Haverstraw village. He was removed from ministry and sent for psychiatric treatment.
  • Francis Stinner, a former pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Bronxville. Despite insisting on his innocence, he left the parish in 1997 after several men accused him of abusing them decades before in Orange County. At the time, the archdiocese acknowledged paying for therapy, college and a new car for Stinner’s main accuser. Stinner continued to celebrate Mass at several local parishes until the archdiocese told him to stop in 2002.

Monsignor Charles Kavanagh, former vicar of development for the archdiocese.

John Lennon, the former pastor at St. John the Baptist in Yonkers

John Gallant was removed from ministry in 2002. He was pastor of St. Joan of Arc Church in Sloatsburg and acknowledged having a past affair with a young woman. The woman said she was a 16-year-old student of his when the priest initiated a relationship in 1978.

Richard Gorman was ordained for the Archdiocese of New York in 1982. His first assignment was as an assistant at St. Barnabas in the Bronx. From there he spent three years at Stepinac High School in White Plains before joining the faculty of Spellman High in the Bronx where, from 1997 on, he was in residence. From 1997 to 2004 Gorman was Associate Director of the Department of Social Research for Catholic Charities, after which he is noted in the Official Catholic Directory to have been retired for several years. In the early 2000s he earned a law degree. Gorman served as a judge for the archdiocese’s Metropolitan Tribunal and, from 2010 to 2016, he was the Prison Apostolate director. Gorman was known for his community activism; for over twenty years he was chairman of Community Board 12 in the Bronx.

In mid-2015 a man reported to law enforcement and to the archdiocese that Gorman had sexually abused him when he was a 13-year-old St. Barnabas parishioner. The man said Gorman took him to a church facility in Westchester County, where the abuse took place. The investigations reportedly yielded several additional alleged victims and witnesses. Gorman denied the accusations, which the archdiocese deemed “credible but not yet substantiated.” He was placed on leave in January 2016.


William White

Ordained in 1958
1958–1965Holy Cross Parish SchoolNew York City
1965–1975Archbishop Stepanic High SchoolWhite Plains
1975–1976New York Department of EducationNew York City
1976–1982Cardinal Spellman High SchoolNew York City
1982–1994Holy Family ParishNew Rochelle
1994–1995whereabouts unknown
1995–2002St. Vincent De Paul Regional SeminaryBoynton Beach, FL
2002removed from ministry

List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or the Subject of Eligible IRCP Compensation Claims

The following archdiocesan clergy have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.1 For purposes of this list, “credibly accused” means that archdiocesan officials have determined, following a review of available and accessible files, that one or more of the following exists:

  • the archdiocesan Review Board found the allegation to be credible and substantiated;
  • the archdiocesan Review Board found the allegation to be credible and substantiated;
  • the accused admitted the allegation;
  • the accused was convicted of a crime in connection with the allegation; or
  • there was a civil settlement as a result of the allegation prior to the creation of the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program.
No. Last Name First Name Year of Ordination DOD Status
1 Adamo Joseph 1942 2003 Removed from ministry; deceased
2 Albino John 1990 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
3 Barjacoba Peter 1960 2012 Removed from ministry; deceased
4 Betances-Torres Martin 1987 N/A Removed from ministry
5 Boyle Francis V. 1955 N/A Removed from ministry
6 Brennan Robert J. 1949 2008 Removed from ministry; deceased
7 Calabrese Daniel 1987 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
8 Carbo Richard 1975 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
9 Carden Robert 1957 2008 Removed from ministry; deceased
10 Carson David 1984 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
11 Carson John F. 1964 2011 Deceased
12 Colleran Kevin 1972 2016 Removed from ministry; laicized; deceased
13 Dickson Donald (Deacon) 1979 2005 Removed from ministry
14 Duenas Jaime 1950 2014 Removed from ministry; deceased; laicization process pending at death
15 Eremito Anthony J. 1967 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
16 Fennessy Keith 1984 N/A Removed from ministry
17 Flanagan John D. 1973 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
18 Gallagher Kevin 1998 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
19 Gallant Alfred 1962 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
20 Gallant John P. 1960 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
21 Gentile Gennaro 1971 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
22 Giuliano Anthony 1984 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
23 Gorman Richard 1982 2018 Removed from ministry; deceased; laicization process pending at death
24 Harris Wallace 1972 N/A Removed from ministry
25 Hyland Raymond 1947 1995 Deceased
26 Inzeo Lawrence 1978 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
27 Jesselli Kenneth 1984 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
28 Kavanagh Charles 1963 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
29 Kihm Peter 1981 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
30 Kuhl Morgan 1993 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
31 LaBelle Ralph 1978 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
32 Lennon John W. 1955 2012 Removed from ministry; laicized; deceased
33 Leone Arthur 1956 2018 Removed from ministry; deceased; laicization process pending at death
34 Lynch John J. 1965 N/A Removed from ministry
35 Maguire Stephen 1987 N/A Removed from ministry; laicization process pending
36 Malone Donald T. 1960 2012 Removed from ministry; laicized; deceased
37 Manzione Arthur (Deacon) 1979 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
38 Mazza Albert (Deacon) 1996 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
39 McCarrick Theodore (Cardinal) 1958 N/A Laicized
40 Mills Henry 1988 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
41 O’Herlihy Michael 1961 2013 Removed from ministry; laicized; deceased
42 O’Keefe John 1972 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
43 Parrakow Edmond 1968 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
44 Pfeiffer James 1970 2002 Removed from ministry; deceased
45 Pipala Edward A. 1966 2013 Removed from ministry; laicized; deceased
46 Quigley Patrick 1981 2010 Removed from ministry; laicized; deceased
47 Sardy John 1980 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
48 Stinner Francis 1967 2017 Removed from ministry; laicized; deceased
49 Theisen Joseph 1959 2013 Removed from ministry; laicized; deceased
50 Tos Aldo 1953 2014 Removed from ministry; deceased; laicization process pending at death
51 Voglio John 1987 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized
52 Walsh James 1936 1998 Deceased
53 White William T. 1958 N/A Removed from ministry; laicized

1 Father Christopher Pliauplis, an archdiocesan priest who had been accused of sexually abusing a minor, was found not guilty by an ecclesiastical court on December 14, 2007. Two archdiocesan clergy, Father James McLucas and Deacon James Rush, were accused of inappropriate sexual conduct following assignments in the Diocese of Harrisburg, in Pennsylvania. In Father McLucas’ case, the victim stated in a court filing that she was not a minor when the sexual activity occurred. Deacon Rush was determined by the Diocese of Harrisburg not to have sexually abused a minor. Nonetheless, both men were suspended and remain out of ministry.


The following archdiocesan clergy are awaiting final canonical or archdiocesan disposition of allegations against them.2

No. Last Name First Name Year of Ordination DOD Status
54 Coen Charles 1968 N/A Removed from ministry; allegation found credible and substantiated by archdiocesan Review Board; canonical process pending
55 Jeffers Robert 1954 N/A Removed from ministry; allegation found credible and substantiated by archdiocesan Review Board; canonical process pending
56 Jenik John (Bishop) 1970 N/A Removed from ministry; allegation found credible and substantiated by archdiocesan Review Board; canonical process pending
57 McCarthy James F. (Bishop) 1968 N/A Removed from ministry; canonical process pending
58 Meehan John 1964 N/A Removed from ministry; allegation found credible and substantiated by archdiocesan Review Board; canonical process pending
59 Taylor Samuel 1982 N/A Removed from ministry; allegation found credible and substantiated by archdiocesan Review Board; laicized; appeal of laicization pending
60 Timone Donald 1960 N/A Removed from ministry; archdiocesan Review Board process pending
61 Williams William 1959 N/A Removed from ministry; allegation found credible and substantiated by archdiocesan Review Board; canonical process pending

2Two archdiocesan priests, Monsignor Harry Byrne and Father Thomas Kreiser, have been indicted by a grand jury and have been removed from ministry pending the outcome of their criminal cases. Further action by the archdiocese will be determined following the conclusion of those cases. An additional archdiocesan priest, Father Daniel M. O’Hare, has been placed on leave following an allegation of sexual abuse that was recently reported to the archdiocese. The archdiocese is continuing to investigate the allegation.


The following archdiocesan clergy do not meet the criteria set forth above, but the IRCP’s independent administrators have determined that claims against them were eligible for compensation.3 In reviewing this list, it is important to note:

  • The clergy on the following list had already died or left ministry when the claims about them were made to the IRCP.  As such, these clergy did not have an opportunity to respond to the allegations made about them or provide a defense. 
  • While the IRCP is a widely praised program which is being emulated across the country, it is a compensatory program and not an adjudicatory body.  As such, it is not required to adhere to the same standards as a court of law.
  • A determination by the IRCP that a claim is eligible for compensation is not equivalent to a finding by a judge or jury that a clergy member is liable for sexual abuse of a minor under civil or criminal law.
  • Certain archdiocesan clergy members who are on the above lists were also the subject of eligible IRCP compensation claims.
No. Last Name First Name Year of Ordination DOD Status
62 Ansaldi Joseph 1962 2015 Deceased
63 Brady John J. 1908 1950 Deceased
64 Carroll Maurice 1956 1998 Deceased
65 Cassiero Daniel 1968 2009 Deceased
66 Clyne Vincent 1945 2013 Deceased
67 Connolly Eugene 1954 1995 Deceased
68 Croston Daniel 1968 1994 Deceased
69 Cullen Bernard 1930 1960 Deceased
70 Cunningham Thomas 1935 1956 Deceased
71 D’Argenio Herbert 1959 1996 Deceased
72 Dobransky Edward 1959 2017 Left ministry; deceased
73 Dougherty Daniel M. 1927 1978 Deceased
74 Fitzgerald Joseph 1923 1977 Deceased
75 Flaherty John 1945 1971 Deceased
76 Fox Vincent 1954 1994 Deceased
77 Gaffney Thomas 1950 2004 Deceased
78 Gerathy Kenneth 1954 2013 Deceased
79 Gibbons Thomas 1955 2017 Left ministry; deceased
80 Golden Matthew 1936 1987 Deceased
81 Greene William 1929 1976 Deceased
82 Harrington John M. 1945 2009 Deceased
83 Haverty John 1936 1980 Deceased
84 Heide Herman 1941 1997 Deceased
85 Hickey Joseph 1956 2014 Deceased
86 Hicks Eugene 1952 1986 Deceased
87 Kearns Walter 1961 1985 Deceased
88 Kelly Kevin 1956 2008 Left ministry; deceased
89 Kelly Stephen 1977 1993 Deceased
90 LeBar James 1962 2008 Deceased
91 Logue Francis 1968 1981 Deceased
92 Lott Robert 1965 2002 Deceased 
93 Mangan Eugene 1958 1997 Deceased
94 Marino Umberto 1954 2004 Deceased
95 Martin Patrick H. 1937 1983 Deceased
96 Mathews Stanley 1946 1993 Deceased
97 McDonagh Charles 1963 1999 Deceased
98 McGirr Charles 1930 1949 Deceased
99 McNeill Lawrence (Deacon) 1973 2006 Deceased
100 Melican Mortimer 1951 2002 Left ministry; deceased
101 Murphy Arthur E. 1919 1959 Deceased 
102 Netter Edmund 1951 1998 Deceased 
103 O’Brien Edward J. 1962 2002 Deceased
104 O’Brien William B. 1951 2014 Deceased 
105 O’Connell Kenneth 1956 1984 Deceased 
106 Parsons Harold 1929 2002 Deceased 
107 Phillips Thomas 1942 2000 Deceased 
108 Quinn Lawrence T. 1967 2004 Deceased 
109 Reinheimer George 1950 2010 Deceased 
110 Roos Edward 1966 2015 Deceased
111 Ryan Joseph 1938 1968 Deceased 
112 Shine Raymond 1953 1991 Deceased 
113 Sullivan Daniel J. L. 1933 1977 Deceased 
114 Sullivan Paul 1950 2005 Deceased 
115 Taglienti Vincent 1953 1990 Deceased 
116 Weckbach Joseph (Deacon) 1977 1995 Deceased 
117 Welby James 1962 N/A Left ministry
118 Whelan Donald 1957 1987 Deceased 
119 Wilkinson John 1948 2005 Deceased 
120 Wolf Casper 1938 1972 Deceased

​​​​​​3 In four situations, the IRCP awarded compensation to victims who were unable to identify accused priests by name or where the identity of accused priests could not be conclusively determined.


Diocese of Buffalo

James Cotter

In 2007, the Buffalo News reported that the Diocese of Buffalo transferred Cotter to San Diego, where he then allegedly molested a young boy. A lawsuit was filed in California and accused the Diocese of Buffalo of knowing that Cotter was a pedophile but choosing to transfer him to San Diego in 1978 as part of an arranged “early retirement.” The Diocese of Buffalo has denied knowing of prior accusations against Cotter and stated that they first learned of an accusation against the priest in the mid-1990s.


Priests Laicized in the Diocese of Buffalo for the Sexual Abuse of Minors


Miscellaneous / Orders

Bernard Splawski

Ordained in 1963
Franciscan Priest / Franciscan Friars of Holy Name

1969–1986Bishop Timon - St. Jude High SchoolSouth Buffalo
1986–2003St. Joseph's Catholic ChurchWest Milford, NJ
2003Franciscan friarylocation unknown

James H. Cotter

Ordained in 1950
1951St. Mary's ParishLittle Valley
1952–1955St. Aloysius GonzagaCheektowaga
1956–1958Most Precious BloodAngola
1959–1965St. Cecelia ParishOakfield
1965–1978Our Lady of Lourdes ParishBemus Point
unknownNotre Dame High SchoolBatavia
1978retiredSan Diego, CA
1980sBoy Scouts of AmericaSan Diego, CA
1980sNazareth Catholic Elementary SchoolSan Diego, CA

Liam O'Doherty

Ordained in 1965
1966–1967St. Mary'sCanton
1968St. Joseph's ParishMalone
1969–1971St. Patrick's ParishPort Henry
1972–1973St. Mary's ParishClayton
1974–1979St. Ann's ChurchSt. Regis Falls
1979–1993St. Andrew's ParishSackets Harbor
1993–1998St. Michael's ParishAntwerp
2002removed from ministry
2003Vianney Renewal CenterDitmer, MO

Diocese of Albany

Clergy Credibly Accused while Serving in the Diocese of Albany

This list contains names of Diocese of Albany clergy who have been removed from ministry and those who were deceased or resigned prior to a finding of reasonable grounds by the Diocesan Review Board due to sexual misconduct with a minor.
NAMEDIOCESEORDINATION
YEAR
STATUS
Anthony AdamsAlbany Priest1940Deceased 1995
David BentleyAlbany Priest1974Removed 2002
John BertolucciAlbany Priest1965Removed 2002
Deceased 2005
Anthony BoucherAlbany Priest1955Deceased 1972
Liam CaseyAlbany Priest1962Removed 2004
John ConnollyAlbany Priest1964Removed 2003
Michael CroninAlbany Priest1964Resigned 1977
Almerico DicerboAlbany Priest1946Deceased 2004
Joseph DiMaggioAlbany Priest1955Deceased 2004
Ferdinand ErmlichAlbany Priest1962Resigned 1970
Deceased 1999
Raymond EthierAlbany Priest1985Removed 2007
John FitzpatrickAlbany Priest1964Removed 1996
Angel GarciaAlbany Deacon2000Removed 2010
Thomas GeorgeAlbany Priest1979Removed 1993
Deceased 2011
Edward GilmourAlbany Priest1945Deceased 1977
Anthony GulleyAlbany Priest1956Deceased 2013
Laidslaus GuzielekAlbany Priest1924Deceased 1965
Mark HaightAlbany Priest1976Removed 1997
Richard JonesAlbany Priest1973Resigned 1986
James KellyAlbany Priest1957Removed 2003
Joseph KeyrouzeAlbany Priest1950Removed 1999
Deceased 2005
John KlebauskasAlbany Priest1948Removed 1980
Deceased 1981
Peter KranchAlbany Priest1951Deceased 2001
Edward LerouxAlbany Priest1956Removed 2002
Deceased 2005
Joseph MancusoAlbany Priest1970Removed 2002
Frances MelfeAlbany Priest1954Resigned 1979
Gary MercureAlbany Priest1974Removed 2008
Incarcerated 2011
James McDevittAlbany Priest1997Removed 2009
James McDermottAlbany Priest1981Resigned 1997
Sean McMahonAlbany Priest1962Removed 2003
Deceased 2017
James McNerneyAlbany Priest1982Removed 2004
Michael MillerAlbany Priest1987Removed 2001
Jeremiah NunanAlbany Priest1963Removed 2018
John O'ConnorAlbany Priest1916Deceased 1961
John PhillipsAlbany Priest1953Deceased 2001
Edward PrattAlbany Priest1972Removed 2002
Robert PurcellAlbany Priest1974Deceased 2014
Samuel RodinoAlbany Priest1980Removed 2009
Case on Appeal in Rome
Joseph RomanoAlbany Priest1966Removed 2003
James RoschAlbany Priest1972Removed 2002
Robert ShinosAlbany Priest1963Removed 2004
Deceased 2019
William SlavinAlbany Priest1934Deceased 1983
Donald StarksAlbany Priest1949Deceased 1989
Mansfield StarksAlbany Priest1942Deceased 2004
Carl StoneAlbany Priest1942Removed 1982
Deceased 2006
Michael TaylorAlbany Priest2012Removed 2014
Dozia WilsonAlbany Priest1972Removed 1991

David G. Bentley

Ordained in 1975
1975Vincentian Institute High SchoolAlbany
1976Cardinal Mcloskey High SchoolAlbany
1977Vincentian Institute High SchoolAlbany
1977Cathedral of the Immaculate ConceptionAlbany
1977–1986Albany Medical Center HospitalAlbany
1984Albany County JailAlbany
1986Removed from priestly duties
1986–2002Africa and Ohio
2000–2002Holy Family Catholic ChurchDeming, NM
2002Removed from ministry

Dozia Wilson

Ordained in 1972
Although Dozia Wilson was ordained in the Diocese of Albany, he served in the Boston area in the 1970s after he was caught sexually abusing two boys in a motel. Wilson was moved to Boston where he was soon discovered sexually abusing two teenage boys who lived with him in the rectory. He was sent to the House of Affirmation treatment center in 1978. Wilson returned to the Diocese of Albany in 1980. It wasn’t until 1993 that Wilson was laisized. He then went to work for St. Christopher's Inc. residential treatment facility for children in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

1972Urban MinistryAlbany
1972–1976Sacred Heart ParishAlbany
1975La Salle School for BoysAlbany
1976–1979St. Joseph ParishBoston, MA
1980–1981St. Anne's Catholic ChurchFort Ann
1981–1990St. Mary's Catholic ChurchHudson
1981–1990Columbia County JailHudson
1981–1990Columbia–Greene Community CollegeHudson
1993Laicized
1993–2002St. Christopher's Residential Treatment CenterDobbs Ferry

Boyscouts

Albert Kenneth Jungers

Otschodela Council
Boy Scouts of Canada
Boy Scout IV File dated August 13, 1983
Cooperstown, New York
Fly Creek, New York

In 1983, Jungers was actively involved in Boy Scouts of Canada, and was placed in the BSA’s Ineligible Volunteer File after he allegedly pled guilty to molesting two young boys during a campout at his home. He was an Anglican priest at the time and was serving as the Boy Scouts’ District Chaplain. In 1987, Junger registered for Scouting in Cooperstown, New York, and in 1989 he registered for Scouting in Fly Creek, New York where he served as Unit Commissioner. Years later, in 1991, Jungers was again removed from Scouting based on the 1983 molestation incidents and again placed in the BSA’s Ineligible Volunteer File.


Alan Miles Dean

Finger Lakes Council
Otaniana Council
Added to IV Files on June 20, 1985
Rochester, New York
Geneva, New York

In 1985, Dean was placed in BSA’s Ineligible Volunteer File after it was allegedly reported that he was convicted of second degree sodomy involving a twelve-year-old boy from Troop 130 in Marian, New York. The sexual abuse occurred in 1982. Prior to this time, it was alleged concerns of sexual abuse were raised about Dean but he was able to continue volunteering with Scouts.


Kenneth Allan Dingman

Lewiston Trail Council, Inc.
Added to IV File on February 24, 1971
Lockport, New York
Albion, New York

In 1971, Dingman was placed in BSA’s Ineligible Volunteer File after it was reported that he had “psychological problems.” He was later reported to have sexually abused a 12-year-old boy in 1974. Yet, in 1975, BSA allowed Dingman to continue in Scouting on “probationary” basis despite having pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a minor.


Michael Mooney Sr.

Suffolk County Council
Narragansett Council
Added to IV File on March 9, 1989
East Patchogue, New York
Blue Point, New York

In 1984, the Narragansett Council reported that Maloney showed “poor judgment” and allegedly gave alcohol to Scouts and suggested some sexual activity while at Yawgoog Scout Reservation, however it does not appear he was placed in the BSA’s Ineligible Volunteer File until 1989. Later, in 1991, it was discovered that Mooney was registered as a Merit Badge Counselor with the Suffolk County Council.


Arthur Santorelli

Rip Van Winkle Council
Greater New York Councils
Manhattan Council
Added to IV File on October 24, 1966
New York, New York
New Paltz, New York

In 1966, Santorelli was placed in BSA’s Ineligible Volunteer File after it was reported that he was alleged convicted of “impairing the morals of a minor.” In 1980, it was found that Santorelli was involved with Scouting in the Rip Van Winkle, Council near Kingston, New York. At that time, Santorelli was again removed from his position in Scouting.


Diocese of Ogdensburg

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg posted this “list of offenders,” priests who it says have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct since 1950:

  • Fay Ager
  • Joseph Conti (deceased)
  • Joseph Degen (deceased)
  • Robert Duford (deceased)
  • John Fallon (deceased)
  • Ronald Farchette
  • Bruce Favreau
  • Edward Franklin (deceased)
  • Theodore Gillette (deceased)
  • John Hunt (deceased)
  • Edwin Kennedy (deceased)
  • John Kennedy (deceased)
  • Emile Lalonde (deceased)
  • James Larche
  • Roger Martin (deceased)
  • Gerald McGrath (deceased)
  • Roland Menard
  • Liam O’Doherty
  • Albert Plante (deceased)
  • Gerald Sharland (deceased)
  • Robert Shurtleff
  • Thomas Squires
  • George Tobin (deceased)
  • Michael Toth
  • Clark White
  • John Wiley (deceased)
  • David Wisniewski
  • Paul Worczak

Diocese of Rochester

Cases concluded canonically by dismissal or prayer and penance

  • Thomas Burr  Prayer and Penance
  • Thomas Corbett  Prayer and Penance
  • Robert Hammond Prayer and Penance
  • William Lum  Prayer and Penance
  • Vincent Panepinto Prayer and Penance
  • David Simon   Prayer and Penance
  • Francis Vogt   Prayer and Penance (deceased)
  • Robert Winterkorn Prayer and Penance (deceased)
  • Paul Schnacky Prayer and Penance
  • Eugene Emo  Dismissed from the clerical state
  • Dennis Sewar Dismissed from the clerical state
  • Dennis Shaw Dismissed from the clerical state

Cases concluded canonically by voluntary laicization

  • Albert Cason (deceased)
  • Paul Cloonan (deceased)
  • Gerard Guli
  • Joseph Larrabee
  • Foster Rogers
  • Michael Volino

Complaints unresolved due to death of accused cleric

  • David Gramkee
  • Robert O’Neill
  • John Steger
  • Conrad Sundholm

Complaints received after the death of a cleric and publicized

  • David Bonin

John Gormley

Rochester Diocese
Ordained 1959
1957St. Bernard's SeminaryRochester
1960sSt. Mary'sCorning
1960St. Mary's of the LakeWatkins Glen
1966St. John the Evangelist ChurchClyde
1971removed from ministryRochester
1972counselingHartford, CT

Bernard Casper

Rochester Diocese
Ordained 1955
1963Servants of ParacleteAlbuquerque, NM
1970Unity Home for VeteransAuburn
1970–2002St. Mary's ParishAuburn
1970sSt. Patrick's ParishAlbany

Diocese of Syracuse

Charles H. Eckermann

Diocese of Syracuse
Ordained 1958
1958–1963St. BrigidSyracuse
1965–1966St. JosephSyracuse
1964St. CeciliaSolvay
1967–1984Bishop Ludden High SchoolSyracuse
1977–1984St. John the Baptist ParishSyracuse
1985St. Mary of the Assumption ParishBinghamton
1988–2001St. Ann's ParishManlius
2001retired
2014removed from ministry

Donald J. Crosby

Syracuse Diocese
Ordained 1963
1963St. Mary ChurchCleveland
1963–1969St. Matthew ChurchSyracuse
1969–1975Utica Catholic Academy (became Notre Dame High School)Utica
1975resigns from priesthood
1975–2003Soule Road Middle SchoolUtica
1980laicization

John Zeder

Syracuse Diocese
Ordained 1954
1954St. Ambrose ParishEndicott
1960–1967Holy RosaryMaine
1956–1967Seton High SchoolEndicott
1967–1969missionaryKorea
1969St. Anthony's ParisEndicott
1969–1970St. Patrick's ParishChittenango
1970–1978St. James Mission SocietyEcuador
1979–1982St. Mary's ParishCortland
1982–1984St. MalachySherburne
1985–1986sabbaticalUniversity of California
1986–1987St. MalachySherburne
1988–1991Mater Die InstituteSpokane, WA
1989St. Anthony's ParishEndicott
1992–1998St. Ann ParishParish
2000retired
2003St. Pius X retirement homeSyracuse
2003–2016Tommy Coyne residence for priestsSyracuse

Clergy with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Priests permanently removed from ministry in accordance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, including those who died prior to the completion of their canonical process.
ACCUSEDORDINATION DATESTATUS
Robert J. BirchmeyerMay 12, 1973Removed from Ministry
Paul A. BrigandiFebruary 2, 1954Deceased
John W. BroderickOctober 7, 1989Removed from Ministry
Felix R. ColosimoMay 1, 1965Deceased
Edmund J. DurrMay 1, 1965Removed from Ministry
Charles H. EckermannDecember 16, 1956Deceased
Francis J. FurfaroJune 7, 1941Deceased
Thomas F. GuyderMay 18, 1940Deceased
John F. HarroldSeptember 8, 1973Dismissed from Clerical State
James C. HebertOctober 31, 1981Removed from Ministry
Leo J. HeizmanMay 17, 1969Deceased
David J. JuttonMay 21, 1966Deceased
Thomas F. Keating IIIMay 21, 1966Deceased
Robert J. KlosterMarch 19, 1965Removed from Ministry
C. Vincent Lane Jr.February 2, 1961Removed from Ministry
William A. LorenzMay 18, 1963Removed from Ministry
Edward C. "Ted" MadoreMay 12, 1973Laicized
George F. Mattice Jr.May 16, 1964Removed from Ministry
Chester A. MisercolaMay 16, 1964Removed from Ministry
Robert A. OursOctober 25, 1980Removed from Ministry
Joseph A. PaceJune 4, 1988Laicized
David A. PichetteMay 20, 1978Dismissed from Clerical State
Albert J. ProudMay 18, 1968Removed from Ministry
James A. QuinnMay 20, 1967Removed from Ministry
James F. QuinnMay 24, 1958Deceased
H. Charles SewallFebruary 2, 1960Deceased
Paul J. SlavetskasMay 29, 1971Deceased
John P. WagnerJuly 15, 1962Removed from Ministry
Jerome F. WeberMay 19, 1956Removed from Ministry
Thomas J. ZedarMay 1, 1965Deceased
John M. ZedarFebruary 2, 1954Deceased

ACCUSEDORDINATION DATESTATUS
Daniel W. CaseyDecember 19, 1975Deceased
Donald J. CrosbyMay 18, 1963Deceased
Edward X. KieleyApril 4, 1925Deceased
Steven J. Litz Jr.March 11, 1965Deceased
Walter A. SinnottJuly 15, 1917Deceased

ACCUSEDORDINATION DATESTATUS
Thomas S. Bayley *June 11, 1949Deceased
Robert F. Bogan *May 24, 1958Deceased
Roger A. Bowen *May 30, 1931Deceased
John H. Donovan *January 1, 1927Deceased
Luke V. GallagherJune 12, 1915Deceased
Bernard A. GarstkaMay 6, 1948Deceased
Donald L. GormanJune 5, 1954Deceased
Ferdinand A. Hattala *May 26, 1934Deceased
Edgar M. Holihan *June 5, 1943Deceased
Edward P. Humphrey *June 15, 1935Deceased
William J. Lynch *May 26, 1934Deceased
John A. McCarthy *September 23, 1933Deceased
William J. Morris *June 21, 1914Deceased
John J. "Jack" Morse *February 2, 1957Deceased
Thomas E. Neary Jr.June 5, 1954Deceased
Thomas M. Powell *May 12, 1973Deceased
Edward George QuaidJune 10, 1911Deceased
Francis L. Sammons *May 15, 1947Deceased
Martin J. TracyJanuary 1, 1927Deceased
David J. Walker *February 2, 1959Deceased

Definitions

Priests Permanently Removed from Ministry: No longer able to function as a priest, identify themselves as a priest or wear clerical attire.

Laicized: Voluntarily sought to be dispensed from clerical obligations and they have no affiliation with the diocese.

Dismissed: As a penalty they were released from the clerical state and have no affiliation with the diocese.


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