Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
     
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Avery
Edward V. 1970 P Convicted Diocesan Accused of abuse of 16-yr-old boy in 1978. Denied abuse; said he didn't know of allegations until 1992. Removed in 1993; reassigned as hospital chaplain. Placed on leave again in 2003. Laicization announced 3/06. Named in new Grand Jury Report on 2/10/11. Accused, along with another priest and a teacher, of abuse of 10-yr- old boy in 1998 at St. Jerome. Admitted guilt 3/22/12 just before trial. Sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 yrs prison. New suits filed 7/11 & 9/12. Recanted confession 1/13. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.18.03; Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.03; Philly Grand Jury Abuse-Response Summary 09.21.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 01.21.11; Announcement of Investigation by the Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11; CBS Philly 02.10.11; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11; Statement by Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11; Statement of Cardinal Justin Rigali 02.10.11; Washington Post 02.10.11; WAMC 03.25.11; Washington Post 02.23.12; Legal Intelligencer 03.23.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.23.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.23.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.27.12; Dale v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, Cause No 120901904, 09.18.12; Big Trial 01.23.13; NBC 10 01.23.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.23.13; Daily Pennsylvanian 01.25.13; Big Trial 02.28.13; Centre Daily 12.26.13; Newsweek 01.06.16; Philly website 02.10.16; Newsweek 03.11.16; Newsworks 03.11.16; Law com 07.26.16; Philly com 08.08.16; Catholic News Agency 08.09.16; Big Trial 10.18.16; Philly com 12.16.16; Newsworks 03.24.17; Newsweek 11.30.17
Assignments:
N/A
Ayres
William G. 1999 P Sued Diocesan Removed from assignments at two parishes in 11/10 after allegations arose that he had molested a minor in late 1990s while at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Matter has been referred to District Attorney. Ayres is currently staying at a home for retired priests during investigation. Civil suit filed 10/11 accuses Ayers of abusing another youth from 1996 through 1999 at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia when Ayers was seminarian. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 11.22.10; News Journal 11.23.10; Philadelphia Daily News 11.23.10; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.23.10; Daily Times 10.20.11; John Doe 187 v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia Co., PA 10.20.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.20.11
Assignments:
N/A
Barr
Philip R. 1948 P Accused Diocese Retired 1995. One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor emeritus of St. Edmond Parish in South Philadelphia. On 5/4/12, Archdiocese found allegations unsubstantiated and he was found suitable for ministry. Died 11/27/14. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12; Statement by ARchdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12; Philly com 11.30.14
Assignments:
N/A
Behan
James J. 1973 P Convicted Oblates St. Francis de Sales Placed on leave 4/02 by Raleigh bishop after "credible allegation" of abuse 25 years prior. Behan admitted to the allegations in 2005; convicted and sentenced to 12 years probation. The abuse occurred 1978-80, when Behan was a Northeast Catholic High teacher in Philadelphia. His victim was a 15-year-old boy and freshman at the school when the abuse began. Incidents took place in the rectory of a Germantown parish and on trips to North Carolina and Quebec. Behan worked in Raleigh 1980-2002. He was the only priest indicted by the Philly Grand Jury. On MD sex offender registry 7/10. On Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Associated Press 04.17.02; News & Observer 04.18.02; News & Observer 04.19.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.01.04; News & Observer 04.17.04; KYW TV 06.08.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.09.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.10.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.06.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.09.05; Philadephia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.29.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.10.05; Philadelphia Daily News 12.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.16.11; Diocese of Raleigh List accessed 12.17.18
Assignments:
N/A
Bolesta
Michael C. 1989 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of at least 11 male teenagers ages 16-17 in 1990-1991. Evaluated at St. Luke's treatment center. Reassigned. Died in 1/04. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Archdiocese later said allegations were credible. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; WHYY 03.12.20
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assigment Record
Bowe
John F. 1973 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment: He was in residence at St. Joseph rectory in Warrington, Bucks County. Found "unsuitable for ministry" per 7/6/12 announcement due to violation of the Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries. There are no substantiated allegations of sexual abuse. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; National Catholic Reporter 7.6.12; Newsworks 7.6.12; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 7.6.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 7.9.12; PhillyBurbs 7.6.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; The Republic 7.6.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; NBC 10 07.06.12
Assignments:
Background on Priest from Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12
Bradley
H. Cornell 1969 P Accused Jesuit Removed from ministry 1/06. Name released 1/07 when Order admitted that he had engaged in "sexual misconduct" with an adult in the early 1980s in Baltimore. Another 2006 accusation involved a minor at Gonzaga College H.S. in Washington DC in 1973. First two accusations involving minors made in 1993. Sent for treatment and returned to ministry by Order in 1995. Assigned to St. Joseph Univ. until 01/06. Also worked in NC, Philadelphia and India. Five more complaints received as of 3/07. On Jesuits' MD Province list 12/18. Left the Order in 2007. Police report filed in Charlotte NC 3/5/19 by a man alleging Bradley and Fr. Damian Lynch each abused him as a teen in NC in the 1990s. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19. On Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. Philadelphia, PA Source:
KYW 01.31.07; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.31.07; NBC 4 02.06.07; WBAL 02.06.07; WJLA 02.06.07; Baltimore Sun 02.07.07; Washington Post 02.07.07; Baltimore Sun 02.08.07; Washington Post 03.18.07; The Examiner 04.13.07; Jesuits Maryland Province List 12.17.18; Watauga Democrat 01.23.19; Patch 02.15.19; WBTV 02.28.19; WSOC TV 03.05.19; The Hoya 03.15.19; Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits Maryland Province List 12.17.18; Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
Bransfield (Bp)
Michael J. 1971 P Settled Diocesan Named Wheeling-Charleston bishop 2005. Accused of abuse of boys in testimony in 4/12 trial of Lynn/ Brennan in PA. Bransfield denied. Resigned 9/13/18 after Pope ordered investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of adults and financial misdoings. Ministry restricted 3/19. Suit filed 3/22 by former personal altar server and secretary claimed Bransfield sexually harassed him for years and sexually assaulted him in 2014. Also, that he sexually abused J.E. and other adolescent and adult males, and diocese was aware in 2007 but no action. Settled 8/19. In 6/19 diocese said Bransfield sexually harassed young priests and misused funds. Gave large sums of money to cardinals, bishops and priests over the years. In 7/18 Pope said Bransfield must make amends, can't live in the diocese or celebrate liturgy publicly. Suit filed 9/19 by recent seminarian. Allegation 10/19 of inappropriate touch in 2012 of a 9-year-old girl. He denied. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Collection of articles prior to 07.13.12; Washington Post 07.14.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.22.12; Charleston Daily Mail 07.23.12; Charleston Gazette 07.23.12; Herald-Star 07.24.12; SNAP Statement 07.24.12; Statement from Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston 07.24.12; Catholic News Agency 07.25.12; Catholic Sentinel 07.26.12; TheMediaReport 10.15.12; Associated Press 09.13.18; New York Times 09.13.18; WTRF 09.13.18; The Herald-Dispatch 09.17.18; Intelligencer via Weirton Daily Times 09.18.18; WHSV TV 10.24.18; News and Sentinel 10.26.18; The Intelligencer 02.06.19; Catholic News Service 03.11.19; Gazette Mail 03.11.19; Metro News 03.11.19; The Intelligencer 03.11.19; WTRF TV 03.11.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.19.19; CNN 03.20.19; WTOV 9 03.26.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.27.19; The Intelligencer 03.27.19; WTRF TV 03.27.19; WV Metro News 03.27.19; West Virginia Record 03.28.19; West Virginia Record 05.01.19; Intelligencer 05.11.19; Metro News 06.05.19; National Catholic Reporter 06.05.19; Washington Post 06.05.19; Washington Post 06.05.19; ABC News 06.06.19; Baltimore Sun 06.06.19; Daily Mail 06.06.19; News & Sentinel 06.06.19; Slate 06.06.19; West Virginia Record 06.07.19; Associated Press 06.08.19; Catholic Herald 06.11.19; Inside Higher Ed 06.11.19; The Intelligencer 06.11.19; Washington Post 06.19.19; Washington Post 07.03.19; Catholic News Agency 07.05.19; National Catholic Register 07.05.19; Catholic News Service 07.12.19; Apostolic Nunciature USA 07.19.19; Associated Press 07.19.19; Patheos 07.20.19; USA Today 07.20.19; Washington Post 08.02.19; Metro News 08.20.19; Associated Press 08.21.19; Washington Post 09.02.19; Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register 09.30.19; Catholic News Agency 10.03.19; WTOV 10.28.19; The Intelligencer 11.26.19; Washington Post 11.29.19; Washington Post 12.23.19; News Register 12.24.19; National Catholic Reporter 03.12.20; WV Metro News 08.04.20; Catholic News Agency 08.15.20; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.20.20; Washington Post 08.20.20; Weirton Daily Times 08.24.20; Wheeling Intelligencer 08.26.20; Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register 09.12.20
Assignments:
Biography of Bishop Bransfield from Wheeling-Charleston Diocese website; BA.org Assignment Record
Brennan
James J. 1989 P Convicted Diocesan Accused in 1/06 of abuse 8 years prior; removed. Permanently removed 8/06, case referred to Vatican. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Charged in 2/11 with attempted rape of a 14-year-old boy in 1996, whose report led to Brennan's 2006 removal. Denied guilt. Tried with Msgr. Lynn, who was charged with child endangerment. Jury deadlocked on Brennan 6/22/12. Lynn convicted. Retrial of Brennan scheduled and delayed several times. Brennan freed on bail. In a 10/16 plea deal, pled no contest to second-degree misdemeanor assault. Given two years' probation. Laicization pending. Philadelphia, PA Source:
2012 Trial Narrative and Resources from Bishop Accountability; Phiadelphia Inquirer 01.26.06; 6ABC 08.28.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.29.06; PhillyBurbs 08.29.06; Announcement of Investigation by the Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11; CBS Philly 02.10.11; CNN 02.10.11; Island Crisis 02.10.11; NBC Philadelphia 02.10.11; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 02.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.10.11; Times Leader 02.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.16.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.25.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.23.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.23.12; Big Trail 09.27.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.21.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.14.15; PhillydotCom 01.04.16; Big Trial 10.18.16; PhillyCom 10.19.16
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Brennan
Robert L. 1964 P Settled Diocesan Many complaints about inappropriate or suspicious behavior with more than 20 boys dating to 1988. Remained active as chaplain at a nursing home for nuns until 2005 Grand Jury Report. Archdiocese removed him. Add'itional complaint of abuse in 1960s was substantiated; placed on permanent leave 8/07. Laicized 2017. New suit in 5/11. On 1994 secret list. Arrested 9/25/13 after report of abuse for 4 years in late '90s of a boy, beginning when the boy was age 11. Released on bail. Charges dropped. Alleged victim died 10/16/13 at age 26 of a drug overdose. Family filed civil suit 11/13. Settled 6/18. Arrested in 9/19, charged with lying to the FBI. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.23.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Daily News 09.27.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.27.05; The Reporter 09.27.05; Philadelphia Daily News 08.10.07; Anderson & Associates 05.09.11; Beaumont Enterprise 05.09.11; John Doe 172 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, Case No 110500870, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia Co 05.09.11; Main Line 05.09.11; My Fox Philly 05.09.11; Reuters 05.09.11; Daily Times 05.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.10.11; Morning Call 09.11.11; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives released 02.27.12; 6 ABC 09.26.13; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Statement 09.26.13; Big Trial 09.26.13; Catholic Philly 09.26.13; Courier Express (AP) 09.26.13; Daily Times 09.26.13; My Fox Philly 09.26.13; NBC 10 09.26.13; Newsworks 09.26.13; Philadelphia District Attorney's Office 09.26.13; Philadelphila Inquirer 09.26.13; Philly com 09.26.13; Philly Post 09.26.13; PhillyBurbs 09.26.13; SNAP Press Release 09.26.13; SNAP Statement 09.26.13; The Republic (AP) 09.26.13; CNN 09.27.13; DFW Catholic 09.27.13; NBC 10 09.27.13; NBC 10 09.27.13; Philadelphia Daily News 09.27.13; Big Trial 09.28.13; CBS Philly 10.08.13; SNAP PA Statement 10.08.13; WPVI 10.08.13; Guardian Express 10.09.13; NBC 10 10.09.13; Philly com 10.11.13; 6 ABC 10.17.13; My Fox Philly 10.17.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.17.13; SNAP Statement 10.17.13; CBS Philly 10.18.13; RH Reality Check 10.22.13; 6 ABC Local 10.23.13; Big Trial 10.23.13; Capital Gazette (AP) 10.23.13; CBS Philly 10.23.13; My Fox Philly 10.23.13; PA--SNAP response to Dropped Charges 10.23.13; Philly com 10.23.13; SNAP Statement 10.23.13; Washington Post (AP) 10.23.13; Daily Mail (UK) 10.24.13; Cecil Daily 10.29.13; The Mercury 10.30.13; CBS Philly 11.13.13; CT Post 11.13.13; My Fox Philly 11.13.13; NBC 10 11.13.13; Press Release by Attys for Plaintiffs 11.13.13; SNAP Response 11.13.13; Philadelphia Daily News 11.14.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.14.13; Philly Trib 11.14.13; Philly com 01.14.16; CBS Philly 08.04.16; Catholics4Change 05.02.18; Penn Live 06.07.18; CBS 06.25.18; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.25.18; WHYY Radio 09.04.19; Morning Call 09.05.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.08.19; Patriot News 09.09.19; WHYY 03.12.20
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Broughan
Leonard W. 1955 P Accused Carmelite Accused of abuse of 2 youths. Diocese notified in 1993 and 1995. No assignments after 1994. Died 1998. Apparently he was a priest of the archdiocese when some of the abuse occurred but became a Carmelite order priest in 1986. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; The Record 12.27.98; Morning Call 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Brugger
Craig F. 1973 P Accused Diocesan Accused in 2002 of the sexual abuse of a 15-year- old boy in 1974. Also accused of receiving porn 1989. Placed on leave 2002. Matter sent to Vatican. Laicization announced 6/06. Brugger died 9/4/10. Accused in lawsuit of abuse of a boy 1972-76, ending when the boy was age 12. The boy was a St. Anne's in Phoenixville parishioner. The abuse allegedly occurred in Chester County, at the boy's parents' beach house in Brigantine and other NJ locations. The boy reportedly told the parish pastor who said "these things did not happen" and not to speak of it. Also, after a nun got involved Brugger was moved to another parish. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.22.02; Philadelphia Daily News 03.23.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.18.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Phoenixville News 06.22.06; Philadelphia Daily News 06.23.06; The Mercury 06.23.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.06.10; Legal Intelligencer 03.26.19
Assignments:
N/A
Brzyski
James J. 1977 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abuse of at least one boy in 1980s per 6/06 class action suit. Philly Grand Jury report referred to him as one of the diocese's most brutal abusers. May have abused over 100. Removed 1984; left active ministry 1985. Laicized 3/21/05. Suit in 2006 dismissed 11/07. Name on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) as "diagnosed pedophile." Reportedly moved around in later years through VA, WI, CA then TX. Found living in Dallas, TX 1/14, always surrounded by boys. Found dead in a Ft. Worth TX motel 9/13/17, surrounded by pills and bottles of vodka. Several known suicides of victims. Suit 12/19 claiming abuse of boy 1978-82 . Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury; Philadelphia Grand Jury--Patterns of Abuse; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.07.05; Centre Daily Times (AP) 08.08.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Virginia Pilot 09.25.05; Morning Call 10.27.05; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06; Mangum et al v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 06.14.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.16.06; Law_com 11.07.07; Philadephia Daily News 04.03.08; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives released 02.27.12; D Magazine 01.29.14; Dallas Morning News 01.29.14; Philadelphia Daily News 01.29.14; SNAP Statement 01.29.14; The Media Report 02.05.14; Telemundo 39 02.10.14; Yahoo News 03.28.14; PhillyVoice 07.12.16; PhillyVoice 07.14.16; Philly com 07.15.16; Philly com 09.20.16; Metro (Philadelphia) 08.17.17; Philly com 09.13.17; Philly com 09.14.17; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.15.17; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.26.17; Philadelphia INquirer 10.26.17; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.26.17; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.26.17; The Inquirer 11.01.17; Newsweek 11.30.17; CBS News 02.06.18; York Daily Record 08.23.18; York Daily Record 09.04.18; Knoxville News Sentinel 09.08.18; WHYY 10.08.18; Express-News 08.27.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.26.19; Cherry Hill Courier Post 12.03.19
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record - revised
Cadwallader
George B. 1992 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Richboro. In 5/12, Archdiocese found allegations of violation of Standards of Ministerial Behavior to be substantiated. Currently 58 yrs old, he was found unsuitable for ministry. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12; Philly Burbs 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; The Patch 5.4.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11
Assignments:
N/A
Cahill Raymond J. 1947 P Accused Diocesan Name is included on a secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor but for whom no conclusive evidence was found. Cahill died 1/21/91. Philadelphia, PA Source:
1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 04.01.12
Assignments:
N/A
Campbell
Hugh P. 1961 P Accused Diocesan Msgr. Campbell retired from Saint Maximilian Kolbe, West Chester, in 2007 and moved into private residence. In 12/11, he "self-reported sexual abuse of a minor" approximately 40 years previously and was placed on leave by Archdiocese. On 5/20/12, Archdiocese announced it had found him not suitable for ministry. Campbell has accepted a supervised life of prayer and penance. Died 2/13/16. Philadelphia, PA Source:
CBS Philly 05.20.12; NBC 10 05.20.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.20.12; The Sentinel 05.20.12; Philadelphia Daily News 05.21.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.21.12; The Daily Local Obituary 02.16.16
Assignments:
N/A
Cannon
John A. 1948 P Sued Diocesan Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of at least two youths in late 1950s and 1960s. By 1964, at least six boys had complained to the Archdiocese that Cannon would sneak into their cabins at camp in the night and molest them. Civil suits filed 2004. As of 2/05, his ministry had been permanently restricted and he was living a life of prayer & penance. Named in 2006 suit which was dismissed by court. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. On 1994 secret list. Died 5/31/17. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Mangum v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.18.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.03; Philadelphia Daily News 05.18.04; Lancaster New Era 05.19.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 09.21.05; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report Appendix 09.21.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Law com 11.07.07; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.02.12; Washington Post 04.02.12; NY Times 04.03.12; Cathoics4Change 06.07.17; Cavanagh Funeral Home accessed 06.14.17
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (revised)
Castellani Paul A. 1996 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor of St. Philomena Church in Lansdowne. Per 7/6/12 announcement, he was found suitable for ministry after the diocese determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; Newsworks 7.6.12; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 7.6.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 7.9.12; Statement by Ardchdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; The Republic 7.6.12; Daily Times 03.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; NBC 10 07.06.12
Assignments:
Background Information on Priest by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12
Catullo
Pasquale R. 1963 P Accused Diocesan Accused in 1969 of abuse of a female high school student. He self-reported the incident and requested transfer Archdiocese knew of abuse but continued to reassign him for 15 years. In late 2004, Catullo agreed to permanent removal of faculties and supervised life of prayer & penance. Archdiocese found allegations credible. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Daily News 04.03.08; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 03.23.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record
Chambers
Gerard W. 1934 P Sued Diocesan Three brothers sued in 2004 alleging abuse by Chambers in 1954. Another 2004 suit alleged abuse of one youth. At least two other alleged victims known. Died 1974. During forty years as priest, was on "health leave" seven times. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Daily News 01.31.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.01.04; Daily Times 02.03.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.12.04; Philadelphia Weekly 07.14.04; Philadelphia Weekly 09.15.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Weekly 06.06.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.10.16
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Chapman
Michael A. 1982 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on leave 3/7/11 after allegations involving minors. Lived at Ascension of Our Lord in Philadelphia when removed. Archdiocese said 5/12 that allegations he violated standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries were unsubstantiated. He was found suitable to return to ministry but new allegation rec'd 5/12 re 30 yr old abuse. He was returned to admin leave 9/12. In 12/13, Review board found him to be unsuitable for ministry and he was permanently barred from future ministry. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; CBS Philly 03.22.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12; Philly Burbs 05.04.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12; New Jersey Herald 09.17.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.12; SNAP Statement 09.17.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 09.17.12; The Mercury 09.17.12; Philadelphia Daily News 09.18.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.12; Catholic Philly 09.20.12; CBS News 12.15.13; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13; WPXI (AP) 12.15.13; PhillyCom (AP) 12.16.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia (addendum) 06.08.14
Assignments:
N/A
Chappell
Arthur B. 1969 P Accused Augustinian Chappell, chairman of Villanova Univ.'s theology dept., resigned 5/03 amid allegations that he sexually abused a teenage seminary student from 1975-1976. The youth was studying to become a priest and Chappell was his spiritual advisor. He reported abuse in 1977 to Villanova psychologist who told the Order. Order counseled Chappell at the time but no written record of complaint was made and no other actions were taken. Since 2005 he has been serving as executive director of Augustinian Press. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Associated Press 07.12.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.13.03; AugustinianPress_com accessed 02.10.11
Assignments:
N/A
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John A. 1969 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on leave by archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last served as pastor at St. Katharine of Siena in Wayne. In 1998, a man in prison for murder accused him of abuse as a boy on several occasions in 1969-1970. Nothing done. Close denied. In 4/11, 2nd man claimed abuse in 1992-1994. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated. Died 3/6/18. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; My Fox Philly 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Warminster Patch 03.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.12.11; Radnor Patch 12.14.11; NBC 10 07.06.12; Newswork 07.06.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.06.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 07.06.12; The Patch 07.06.12; The Republic 07.06.12; Main Line 07.07.12; SNAP Statement 0 10.06.17; Catholic Philly Obituary 03.08.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Background on Priest by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 07.06.12
Cochrane
Richard J. 1972 P Convicted Augustinian Arrested in 1999 for assault of 14-yr-old boy during trip to the Poconos. Cochrane was a teacher at Malvern Prep School. Another person came forward to allege same type of abuse in 1990. Pleaded no contest to statutory rape charge in 1/03 re 1st boy after PA appellate court ruled that the 2nd student could testify at trial. Sentenced 7/03 to 18 to 48 months in jail. In 7/03, Arch. settled civil suit filed by 1st youth. New suit 2/14/11. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Morning Call 08.07.99; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.07.99; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.22.99; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.03.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.08.03; Associated Press 07.16.03; Pocono Record 07.17.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Canadian Press 02.14.11; John Doe 10 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 02.14.11; SNAP Statement 02.14.11; Reuters 02.16.11
Assignments:
Daily Times 07.27.12; Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Collins
James J. 1964 P Accused Diocesan Put on administrative leave without privileges 5/26/13 after allegation that he sexually abused a minor approximately 40 years previously. Taught at Holy Family University from 1976 to retirement in 2013 and was living at St Martha's rectory. Archdioceseis investigating but says this is the first allegation against him. Matter has been reported to the police. May have been working at Roman Catholic High School for Boys about 40 years ago. Found Not Suitable for Ministry 02/23/14 and permanently removed. Philadelphia, PA Source:
CatholicPhilly 05.26.13; NBC 10 05.26.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.26.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.26.13; Catholics4Change 05.27.13; Catholics4Change 02.21.14; CBS Philly 02.23.14; Daily Times 02.23.14; NBC 10 02.23.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.23.14; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 02.23.14; Philadelphia Daily News 02.24.14; WPVI 02.24.14
Assignments:
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Conroy
Michael F. 1994 D Accused Diocesan Deacon. Assigned to Sacred Heart in Royersford 6/94-10/02, when he was removed from ministry due to "known sexual misconduct involving a minor." In 3/07 the archdiocese announced Conroy's laicization. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia 03.08.07
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Coonan
James J. 1965 P Accused Diocesan Accused 1/22/02 of abusing two boys, age 14 and 15, in 1966 or 1967. After 2-year term as pastor 1983-85 and 3-year demotion, was USAF chaplain 1988-96. Then worked in parish and as hospital chaplain. Restricted 1/02 to saying Mass privately. Retired 2/26/02. Evaluated at St. John Vianney Hospital 3/02. Additional restrictions on ministry 9/10/04. Faculties removed 10/8/04; supervised. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report, Appendix A; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Costigan
George A. 1974 B Accused Christian Brothers Also known as Br. Daniel Eliseus. Left the Christian Bros; ordained in 1974 and incardinated into the Paterson NJ diocese. Accused 1993 of sexually abusing a girl, ages 9-15, starting in the mid-1960s when he was a Christian Brother at West Catholic Boys High School in the Philadelphia archdiocese. Worked as a hospital chaplain. Retired in 1993; lived at a convent attached to a youth retreat center. No privileges. Named auxiliary contract chaplain in 2006. Presented himself as active priest in 2007 and 1/09.On the Paterson diocese's list 2/13/19. One accusation noted. Also noted to have been removed from ministry 4/28/94. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests; Patricia Clancy 01.31.04; Philadelphia Weekly 03.03.04; SNAP Video at Philadelphia Inquirer 08.07.06; Patricia Clancy letter to Bishop Serratelli 10.05.06; Daily Record 01.13.09; SNAP Statement 01.13.09; SNAP Statement 01.13.09; Star Ledger 01.13.09; Daily Record 01.17.09; CBS Philly 04.07.11; Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11
Cudemo
Nicholas V. 1963 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abuse of between 11-16 young girls in 1960s and 1970s. Archdiocese first learned of abuse in 1991. Sued in 1992. Placed on leave 1996. Laicized 3/21/05. Named in new Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Cardinal B. admitted in 2003 depo that Cudemo was allowed to remain active because a priest "has rights"; "If we tried to remove him, he could bring action." Named as diagnosed pedophile in secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. Molloy (released 2/27/12). Testimony re him in 2012 trial of Msgr. Lynn. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirr 06.24.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.17.05; Star Ledger 10.23.05; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06; Orlando Sentinel 08.13.07; Philadelphia Daily News 08.16.07; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.04.11; Morning Call 09.11.11; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.03.12; WHYY 03.12.20
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record
Delli Carpini
John J. 1976 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of two youths over a period of several years both before seminary and after ordination. Placed on leave in 1998 and then returned to duty. Placed on leave again in 2004. Laicization announced in 2005. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.09.05; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 09.10.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Church Milita 06.22.18
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
DePaoli
Edward M. 1970 P Convicted Diocesan Convicted in 1986 of possession of child porn. Received a one-year suspended sentence. Continued "extremely restricted ministry" until 2002 but did more than allowed because of "communications breakdown." Accused in 2002 of abuse of a 14-year-old girl in 1970. Placed on leave. Allegations found credible in 2004. Laicized 8/11/04. Nun testified in Msgr. Lynn trial 4/12 that she was fired after she sent one of his porn magazines to then-Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; United Press International 10.10.85; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.18.02; Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.03.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Morning Call 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.09.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.09.12; Sacramento Bee 04.09.12; NPR 04.10.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.10.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.10.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.10.12; Morning Call 04.11.12; Beaver County Times 04.12.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record
DiGregorio
Joseph L. 1966 P Accused Diocesan 2011 Grand Jury Report II showed woman came forward in 2005 to report that he had sexually her as a 16-year-old girl in 1967 or 1968 at Our Lady of Loreto in Philadelphia. Review Board found initial allegation to be credible but reversed itself in 2006. After release of Grand Jury Report, he was placed on leave from job as parochial vicar at Stella Maris Rectory. He denied all allegations. Reinstated 10/12. Board said he violated priestly conduct standards but was eligible to return to ministry. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 02.10.11; Statement by Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.13.11; WPVI 02.16.11; My Fox Philly 02.18.11; 6 ABC 02.19.11; Daily Times 02.19.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.21.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.03.12; NBC 10 10.15.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.15.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 10.15.12; The Mercury 10.15.12; TheMediaReport 10.15.12; SNAP Statement 10.16.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Dolan
Richard D.   P Accused Diocesan Woman spoke before Archbishop Rigali and clergy in Sept. 2006 about the fact that she was raped by Dolan for 18 months, beginning at age 14 Left active ministry in 1981 and was laicized 5/31/00. Name is not included in the 2005 Grand Jury Report. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Reuters 09.16.06; Catholic Online 09.25.06; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.25.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Sheet
Donofrio
Michael J. 1976 P Sued Diocesan Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of a 12 yr old boy from 1982-1983. Archdiocese notified in 2002. Donofrio was working in Peru. Removed from that assignment in 2003 and placed on restricted leave. Donofrio submitted a petition for voluntary laicization to Vatican. Laicized 7/07. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.29.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.30.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.05.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Dougherty John C. 1945 P Accused Diocesan Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. That list also says no conclusive evidence. He is shown as Associate Pastor atSt. Bartholomew. No further information found. Philadelphia, PA Source:
1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
N/A
Dougherty
William J. 1969 P Accused Diocesan Accused 4/3/02 of sexually abusing a female HS student. No date or description of abuse given. Had been placed on administrative leave 9/1/99. On 4/15/04 archdiocese accepted review board assessment that allegation was credible. On 6/14/04 his ministry was restricted and archdiocese said Vatican was reviewing laicization. On 9/10/04 ministry was further restricted. Laicized 7/06. Had been assigned to HS 1970-94. Was chaplain with the USAF Reserves 1976-78. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)
Dowling
Philip J. 1956 P Accused Diocesan During 2005 investigation by newspaper re alleged abuse by Dowling of two sisters, he admitted to a newspaper reporter that he had inappropriately touched one girl. Archdiocese immediately placed him on leave. Another set of sisters also came forward to accuse him of abuse. Placed on permanently restricted ministry (life of prayer & penance) in 2005. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; CBS 3 03.28.05; Editor and Publisher (AP) 03.28.05; Philadellphia Inquirer 03.28.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.03.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.18.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; The Newswork 06.03.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Dunne
Peter J. 1954 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of 3 teenage boys and 1 boy of unknown age. Diocese learned of abuse in 1986. Sent for treatment and then reassigned. Reportedly paid 1 victim $40K for his silence. Retired 1995. In 2004 he was placed on permanently restricted ministry with no faculties. Accepted a supervised life of Prayer and Penance until death 4/17/10. 1 civil suit filed in Iowa in 2008. Named as diagnosed pedophile on secret 2/94 memo from Msgr. Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin released 2/27/12. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Morning Call 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Website 09.26.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.14.05; Morning Call 10.27.05; City of Angels 01.15.09; City of Angels 01.17.09; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.23.12; Evening Sun 04.24.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.24.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.25.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Durante
Ernest A.   P Sued Diocesan Sued 2004. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury Report as having watched Fr. John Schmeer abuse teenage boys. Left priesthood in 1987 to marry. Sued in 2004 and plaintiff says that Durante did sexually molest him. Was working as guidance counselor at Catholic school in Florida in 2006 when someone told authorities about his past. He then "retired." Philadelphia, PA Source:
Associated Press 03.24.04; Morning Call 03.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.25.04; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 09.21.05; Miami Herald 12.16.06; Miami Herald 04.25.07; CBS 4 04.26.07
Assignments:
N/A
Durkin
Thomas J. 1964 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of 8 mostly pre-teen boys 1964-1966. Left active ministry 1968. Laicization announced 2005. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Delco Times 12.01.06; Delaware County Times 03.09.07
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdioncesan Priest Data Profile
Dux
James M. 1948 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of many children, mostly boys. Accused in 1985 of possession of "inappropriate material" which was destroyed. "Retired" in 1994. Restrictions placed on ministry in 1995. In 2004 allegations found credible; ministry was permanently restricted. Lived a supervised life. Diagnosed in 1965 as sexually deviated. Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with minor. Died 11/4/06. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.07.06; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.14.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record (Rev.)
Engelhardt
Charles F. 1977 P Convicted Oblate Named in report and presentment by Philadelphia Grand Jury on 2/10/11. Accused, along with another priest and a teacher, of orally sodomizing and molesting a 10-yr-old boy in 1998 or 1999 at St. Jerome Parish in Philly. Remained at another parish for 2 yrs after 2009 complaint and order from Archdiocese to leave assignment. Surrendered to police 2/10/11. Refused plea agreement 6/11. New civil suit filed 7/11. Criminal trial started 1/7/13. Defendants did not testify. Found guilty 1/30/13. Arrested. Request for new trial filed with PA Superior Court 7/14 by counsel for Engelhardt and for teacher Bernard Shero based on new evidence about a new witness who could have supported Defense and discredited the main witness. ENgelhardt died in prison 11/16/14. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philly com; Collection of Articles through 01.21.13; CBS Philly 01.22.13; Big Trial 01.23.13; Big Trial 01.23.13; NECN 01.23.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.23.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.23.13; Big Trial 01.24.13; NECN 01.24.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.24.13; San Luis Obispo Tribune 01.24.13; Big Trial 01.25.13; News Times 01.25.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.25.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.25.13; Big Trial 01.28.13; The Republic 01.28.13; Albany Times Union 01.30.13; Big Trial 01.30.13; CBS Philly 01.30.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.30.13; CBS Philly 01.31.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.03.13; Big Trial 02.05.13; Big Trial 02.06.13; Big Trial 03.04.13; Big Trial 03.07.13; Big Trial 06.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 08.28.14; SNAP Statement 08.28.14; Media Report 09.04.14; Big Trial 09.11.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.18.14; Crux 01.20.16; Newsweek 01.20.16; PhillyVoice 01.20.16; Catholics4Change 01.22.16; SNAP 01.23.16; Newsweek 03.11.16; GetReligion 04.05.16; Catholic News Agency 08.09.16; Big Trial 10.18.16; Newsweek 01.06.17; Newsweek 11.30.17
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Feret
Francis S. 1962 P Sued Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors.One man reported in 2006 that Feret abused him at age 9 in the early 1970s Last assignment was at St. Adalbert Church in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that allegations were substantiated and he will be permanently removed from active ministry. Suit filed 9/18/12. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Statement 5.4.12; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Catholics4Change 05.15.12; The Verdict 05.17.12; Druding v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 09.18.12; NBC 10 09.18.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.12
Assignments:
CBS Philly 9.18.12 (add'l article); Druding v. Archdiocese of Milwaukee 9.18.12 (add'l article)
Fernandes
Mark E. 2004 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was at St. Agnes Church in Sellersville, Bucks County. Permanently removed 12/13 after determination that there was no allegations of sexual misconduct but he acted in violation of church standards. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.20.11; Intelligencer 12.15.13; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13
Assignments:
N/A
Flood J. Michael 1968 P Suit Withdrawn Diocesan Suit filed 9/09 in DE accused Flood of abuse of youth at St. John Neumann H.S. in late 1970s. Archdiocese let him continue as Pastor since Plaintiff's identity not known. He denied allegation; agreed to avoid unsupervised ministry to youth. One of 21 priests placed on leave 3/7/11 pending investigation re allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Suit withdrawn 12/11 after inconsistencies in Plaintiff's deposition. In 5/12 Archdiocese found allegations unsubstantiated & found him suitable for ministry. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.6.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 09.28.09; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.28.09; Bucks County Courier Times 09.29.09; Daily Times 09.29.09; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.11.11; Montgomery Media 04.20.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.20.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.20.11
Assignments:
Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12 (add'l article); Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12 (add'l article); Philadelphia Inquirer 5.7.12 (add'l article); Philadelphia Inquirer 5.6.12 (add'l article)
Furmanski
Leonard A. 1959 P Accused Diocesan Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of 3 minor males and 1 minor female. Ministry permanently restricted in 2004 and he was ordered to live a supervised life. Died 10/27/09 per Archdiocese website accessed 8/4/10. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 2.6.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.18.03; Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.22.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Gaghan Robert W. 1954 P Accused Norbertines In 2008 a man reported to the Norbertines that Gaghan, his uncle, fondled him under the covers of his own bed and then performed oral sex on him when he was a youth. The man said his younger brother, who later died of a drug overdose, was also abused by Gaghan, and that an older brother was abused by a priest-friend of Gaghan's. This brother also died of a drug overdose. Gaghan taught at former Saint John Neumann High School in Philadelphia. Investigation by the order found the accusation credible. Gaghan died in 1989. On St. Norbert Abbey in WI list 7/19/19. It notes one allegation. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Daily News 01.08.10; St Norbert's Abbey WI List 07.19.19
Assignments:
N/A
Gallagher
Francis J. 1973 P Arrested Diocesan Arrested 1989 for solicitation of 18 yr old and 20 yr old. Also admitted abuse of 2 teenage brothers. Placed in treatment 1990 and reassigned to parish 1991. Placed on leave 2002 and petitioned for laicization. Laicization announced 11/06. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadellphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.17.06; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev.)
Gallagher
Joseph J. 1963 P Sued Diocesan Per Grand Jury Report II 2/10/11, a man told archdiocese in 2007 that Gallagher repeatedly fondled him when he was an altar boy at St. Mark's in Bristol, PA. Another man made similar accusation previous year. The 2007 accuser reported others had also been abused. Review Board deemed both reports unsubstantiated in 2008.The accuser from 2007 died by suicide the next year. Gallagher "retired". Removed 2/11. New suits 4/11 and 9/12. Found unfit for ministry 4/13. Permanently removed. Died 6/5/18. Funeral mass concelebrated by Bishop Maginnis. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 02.10.11; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 02.10.11; Statement by Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11; Statement by Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.13.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.13.11; WPVI 02.16.11; WPVI 02.16.11; Daily Times 03.29.11; Daily Times 03.29.11; Daily Times 03.30.11; Daily Times 03.30.11; Philadelphia Daily News 03.30.11; Philadelphia Daily News 03.30.11; Philly Burbs 03.30.11; Philly Burbs 03.30.11; Forsyth v Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Cause No 11-0400468 04.06.11; Forsyth v Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Cause No 11-0400468 04.06.11; My Fox Philly 04.06.11; My Fox Philly 04.06.11; Philly Burbs 04.07.11; Philly Burbs 04.07.11; John Doe 196 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 09.18.12; John Doe 196 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 09.18.12; John Doe 197 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 09.18.12; John Doe 197 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 09.18.12; NBC 10 09.18.12; NBC 10 09.18.12; MyFoxPhilly 04.07.13; MyFoxPhilly 04.07.13; NBC 10 04.07.13; NBC 10 04.07.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 04.07.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 04.07.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.06.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.06.14; Phillycom via Legacycom 06.07.18; Phillycom via Legacycom 06.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Gallagher
Joseph P. 1973 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abuse of a 12-year-old boy in early-mid 1970s. Archdiocese notified in 1974. Sent for treatment and reassigned. Placed on leave in 2002; ministry permanently restricted in 2004. Living a supervised life. Civil suit filed 12/03. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.24.03; Philadelphia Daily News 01.02.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.17.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Gana
Stanley M. 1970 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse in 1970s-1980s. Abuse reported in 1992 and 1995. Placed on leave and sent for treatment. He was one of the unidentified priests dismissed from the archdiocese 4/02 because of abuse complaints. "Countless victims," including women, and theft of money per 2005 grand jury report. In 1996 he left treatment and went to Orlando, FL. Began living with group of older teens & young men. Laicized 3/21/06. Named in new Grand Jury report 2/11. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report--Patterns; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.14.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06; Duluth News Tribune 04.08.06; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06; Orlando Sentinel 08.13.07; Philadelphia Daily News 08.16.07; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.02.11; Philadelphia Daily News 01.24.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.02.12; CBS Philly 04.03.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.03.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.16.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.17.12; PennLive 04.08.16; Reading Eagle 06.26.16
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (revised)
Garcia
Armand D. 2005 P none Diocesan Suspended 3/16/18. Accused of sex abuse of a minor 2014-17. Pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Summerdale since 11/17. In 2011,was assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary in Roxborough, after a year of personal leave. Member of National Association of Filipino Priests. Arrested 3/4/19, charged with rape of a teen girl, sex abuse, corruption of a minor, and recording a sex act. May have also plied the girl with alcohol and marijuana. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philly com 03.25.18; CBS 3 Philly 03.05.19; NY Daily News 03.05.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.05.19; Philly Catholic 03.05.19; Daily Local news 03.06.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.16.19
Assignments:
N/A
Gaspar Mark S. 1998 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was at Our Lady of Charity Church in Brookhaven, Delaware County. Allegations substantiated 4/13 and he was found unfit for ministry. Permanently removed. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; CNN 4.7.13; Main Line Media 4.7.13; MyFoxPhilly.com 4.7.13; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Daily News 4.8.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 4.7.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 4.8.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 4.7.13; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; Washington Post 4.7.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; NBC 10 04.07.13
Assignments:
PhillyBurbs.com 4.9.13 (add'l article)
Gausch
Joseph P. 1945 P Sued Diocesan Named in at least three 2004 suits and one 2006 suit. Accused of abuse of numerous boys. First report of abuse received 1948 and he was sent for treatment. Reassigned several times. Left priesthood 1992. Questioned several times prior to death 5/99. Atleast 12 known sexual-assault complaints against him by 2000. 2006 suit dismissed by lower court and 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the appeal 11/07. Name on 1994 secret memo. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Letter written By Fr Gausch; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Daily News 01.31.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.01.04; Daily Times 02.03.04; Philadelphia Daily News 03.16.04; Morning Call 03.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.12.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05; Mangum et al v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 06.14.06; Delco Times 12.01.06; Lawcom 11.07.07
Assignments:
Philadelphia Daily News 1.25.12 (add'l article); 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 2.27.12 (add'l article); Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Giliberti
Francis A. 1970 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of at least 4 teenage boys between 1960s and 1976. Archdiocese learned of abuse in 2002 and 2004. His faculties were restricted. Accusations found credible in 2004. Ministry permanently restricted and was living a supervised life. Counting Giliberti, at least 5 members of his 1970 seminary class have been defrocked or removed from ministry over abuse allegations, including Gana, Avery, DePaoli and James M. McGuire. Died 4/16/18 at St. Francis Rehab and Health Care Center in Darby PA. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Daily News 09.28.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.04.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.13.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.16.12; Daily Times 04.18.18
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesian Priest Data Profile
Gillespie
John E. 1953 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abuse of 5 youths over a period spanning from 1958 to 1997. Archdiocese knew of his behavior as early as 1994. Placed on leave in 2002. Further restrictions added in 2004. Ministry was permanently restricted. Living a supervised life when he died 2008. Named in new Grand Jury Report 2/10/11. Civil suit filed 3/11 alleged abuse of one boy, aged 14-17, from 1994-1997 at Our Lady of Calvary parish in Philadelphia. 2nd suit filed 3/21/11. On secret 1994 list. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11; CNN 03.07.11; NPR 03.07.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.07.11; The Newsworks 03.07.11; The Republic 03.07.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Newsworks 03.21.11; Newsworks 03.21.11; Phoenix New Times 03.21.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.24.11; Finnegan v Lynn Decision 10.06.15; PennLive 10.06.15
Assignments:
1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 2.27.12 (add'l article); Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev.)
Ginn Charles, Jr.   D Accused Diocesan Ordained as Deacon in 2001. Taught at St. Joseph's Prep School for 29 yrs. Accused of misconduct w/ 2 young boys (hugging and kissing) at the school in 1996. Admitted it to the School which ordered treatment and restrictions. Not actually placed on leave until 11/05. Archbishop said act was not abuse but Ginn will not be reassigned. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Daily News 11.15.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.15.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.16.05; Delco Times 06.13.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.02.06
Assignments:
N/A
Givey David W. 1971 P Accused Diocesan From 1984-1991 he was the editor of Catholic Standard & Times. Retired 2006. One of 26 priests placed on admin. leave by archdiocese after they were named as persons of concern in a 2/11 Philadelphia grand jury report. Believed to be living in Camden Diocese. Has denied allegations. Found "unsuitable for ministry" per 7/6/12 announcement due to violation of the Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries. There are no substantiated allegations of sexual abuse. Philadelphia, PA Source:
National Catholic Reporter 7.6.12; Newsworks 7.6.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.6.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 7.6.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12; The Republic 7.6.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 03.30.11; Daily Times 03.31.11; My Fox Philly 03.31.11; Philadelphia Daily News 03.31.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.31.11; My Fox Philly 04.01.11; NBC 10 07.06.12; Catholics4Change 03.12.13
Assignments:
Background on Priest from Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Glatts
Joseph M. 1966 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor emeritus of St. Andrew Church in Drexel Hill, Delaware County. Permanently removed 12/13 after determination that there was no allegations of sexual misconduct but he acted in violation of church standards. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Daily Local News 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; West Chester Patch 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13; Malvern Patch 12.16.13
Assignments:
N/A
Grumm
Thomas J. 1975 P Accused Diocesan Accused in 2002 of abuse of high school boy between 1986-1988. Placed on leave and sent for treatment. In 2004 his ministry was permanently restricted and he agreed to a supervised life. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Hagan
David I. 1966 P Sued Oblates of St. Francis de Sales Worked at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA in the Richmond diocese 1967-71. Assigned to Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC in the Charlotte diocese as chaplain and theology teacher 1971-78. Transferred to his order's Philadelphia Innder City House, where he appears to have remained until his death 5/1/05. Accused in 6/06 RICO class action civil suit of abusing two brothers for three years, beginning in 1977 or 1978, early in his Inner City House ministry in North Philadelphia. RICO suit dismissed 11/06 on grounds that RICO's standard of injury to business or property had not been met. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Magnum et al v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al; Inquirer via Legacy 05.03.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.03.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.16.06; Philadelphia Daily News 06.17.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.25.06; Philadelphia Daily News 11.21.06; Law com 11.07.07
Assignments:
BishopAccountability Assignment Record
Harris
Steven 1980 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. Isaac Jogues in Wayne. Had served as chancellor for archdiocese. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims were unsubstantiated. Assigned to Tribunal and Chancery. Pastor of St. Bridget's in East Falls since 6/15; placed again on leave 12/15 due to "concerns regarding his suitability for ministry at this time," and not due to allegations of a crime. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Daily Local News 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Mt Airy Patch 03.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; NBC 10 07.06.12; Newsworks 07.06.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.06.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 07.06.12; The Republic 07.06.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.09.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.21.15
Assignments:
Background Information on Priest by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12
Haynes
Mark J. 1985 P Convicted Diocesan Arrested 10/14, charged with felony counts of Sexual Abuse of Children -- Child Pornography and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility for posting two photos on Instagram of girl younger than 14, one nude, one close-up of vaginal area. His user name for Instagram was of a young female; traced by investigators to his parish, SS Simon and Jude, West Chester PA. Also found to have posted many other child porn images and lewd emails with the young girl in the two photos; her identity unknown at time of arrest. Arrested 2/15 by FBI for the child porn. Three women 2/15 alleged sex abuse as children in 1990s by Haynes; one said he forced her to perform oral sex on him during confession. Worked since '85 at 8 parishes, Office for Youth and Young adults; also high school chaplain. Pled guilty 6/15 to distributing child porn. Sentenced 2/16 to 20 yrs in prison. Philadelphia, PA Source:
6 ABC; Fox Philly 10.24.14; Daily Mail UK 03.14.15; Fox 29 02.17.16; Houston Chronicle 02.17.16; Mercury 02.17.16; Metro 02.17.16; PhillyVoice 02.17.16
Assignments:
Fox Philly 10.24.14
Henry
James T. 1964 P Accused Diocesan Diocese learned in 1987 of abuse of 15 yr old girl. He was transferred, sent for treatment, and then reassigned. In 2004 his ministry was permanently restricted and he is living a supervised life. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadephila Inquirer 02.06.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)
Hermley
Robert J. 1955 P Convicted Oblates of St. Francis de Sales Accused in 2003 of abuse of boy in Philadelphia 1976-80. Reported in 1987 to his Order for having abused a youth in the early 1980s in NJ. Convicted in 1982 in PA of indecent assault of boys, ages 13 and 14, during Wilmington assignment. Received three years probation. Reinstated to ministry same year in VA. Retired in 2003. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report. Died 8/30/09. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philly Grand Jury Report; News Journal 09.30.05; News Journal 10.01.05; News Journal 11.20.05; News Journal 11.18.06; Findagrave accessed 02.08.11; News Journal 08.04.11; Middletown Transcript 08.05.11; News Journal 08.05.11
Assignments:
N/A
Hoffman
Gerard J. 1973 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave 7/08 after allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in 1970s. He was serving as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Doylestown at time of his suspension. Archdiocese reported this was first allegation against Hoffman. As of 3/09, Diocese said Review Board could not substantiate original charge but did find evidence of abuse of 2nd minor and that Hoffman had agreed to live a supervised life of prayer & penance at a priest retirement home. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 07.28.08; Philadelphia Inquirer (AP) 07.28.08; Pottstown Mercury 07.28.08; News of Delaware County 07.29.08; Philadelphia Daily News 07.29.08; The Intelligencer 07.29.08; The Reporter 07.29.08; Daily Times 03.23.09; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.23.09; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.24.09; SNAP Statement 03.24.09
Assignments:
Pottstown Mercury 7.29.08; Philadelphia Inquirer 7.29.08
Howitz Regis   B Accused Franciscan Accused along with Rev. Charles Newman of sexually abusing a teen boy in the mid-1990s. Newman was principal of Archbishop Ryan High School and Howitz was a maintenance worker at the school. Newman allegedly plied the boy with drugs and alcohol Allegations against both men reportedly deemed credible by the archdiocese and Franciscans. Both ordered to live a life of prayer and penance. The boy died of a drug overdose at age 28 in 2006. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Weekly 01.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Hoy
Daniel J. 1948 P Accused Diocesan Retired in 1998. One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of allegations involving sexual abuse of minor. Last assignment: in residence at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Strafford.Died 7/11 before investigation completed. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that investigation was inconclusive due to his death. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; Daily Local News 3.9.11; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.6.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.27.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Hummell
John F. 1965 P Accused Diocesan Accusations received in Oct. 2005 that he had abused a minor in mid 1970s. Placed on leave late June, 2006 without faculties after diocesan investigation revealed "patterns of behavior that would be considered sexual abuse"... Case being referred to Vatican. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Website; Daily Local 7.4.06; NBC 10 7.5.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 7.4.06; Wilks Barre Times Leader 7.5.06
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocese Priest Data Profile
Iannarella
James M. 1996 P Accused Diocesan Removed from active ministry in 1999 due to "known [recent] sexual misconduct" with a 17-year-old girl, over a three-month period. Sent for evaluation. Placed on administrative leave. until 2003. Assigned to Drexel University 2001-2005 until name appeared in PA Grand Jury Report. Laicization announced 3/07. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 09.21.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Daily News 10.06.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.28.05; Archdiocese of Philadelphia 03.08.07; Delaware County Times 03.09.07
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Janowski
Stanley 1966 P Accused OFM Franciscan Taught for years at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia. Also served as vice principal. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn's 1994 list of extern priests who were 'guilty of sexual misconduct with minors.' Twice accused of sexual abuse of minors but order's investigation was inconclusive. Order did settle with one individual. Other was happy to learn that Janowski was no longer working with children. Believed to be currently living in WI. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 08.19.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 08.19.12
Assignments:
N/A
Jones
Richard G. 1963 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abuse of two teenage boys. Archdiocese learned of first instance in 1988. On health leave 1988-1990, leave of absence 1990-1993. Left active ministry in 1993. Civil suit filed 2004 alleging abuse 1980-1983. Included in Grand Jury report of 2005. Laicization announced 2005. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Rev. William Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 2005; Philadelphia Daily News 01.31.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.01.04; Daily Times 02.03.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)
Joseph
William T. 1966 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of 5th grade boy in late 1970s. Diocese notified in 1998. Joseph allowed to retire. In 2004, his ministry was permanently restricted and he accepted a supervised life. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Daily News 4.3.08; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Killian William N. 1935 ? P Sued Diocesan Per 2002 article, woman alleged abuse by Killian in 1950s. Said he would have her change from school uniform into ballerina outfit from his closet and then have her lie on bed while he molested her. She told mom who spoke with someone and then told her she would not have to go to rectory again. Killian remained in his position. The older brother of a classmate confirmed story about Killian and the "costume closet." Killian died in 1965. Named in 2006 civil suit. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 04.03.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Magnum v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia 06.14.06; Law.com 11.07.07
Assignments:
N/A
Kline John 1949 P Accused Diocesan Attorneys for one man announced 3/15/11 that they would be filing suit alleging that Kline, while assigned to St. Francis Xavier parish and Roman Catholic High School in 1968 or 1969, abused the then-adolescent youth. Kline died 1/1996. Suit was filed 3/16/11 in NJ. Plaintiff says Kline also abused his brother. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 01.07.96; Daily Times 03.15.11; Associated Press 03.16.11; Daily Times 03.16.11; My Fox Philly 03.16.11; Daily Times 03.17.11; Finnegan v Lynn Decision 10.06.15; PennLive 10.06.15
Assignments:
N/A
Kohler
Thomas M. 1968 P Arrested Diocesan Removed from assignment 1994 and remained on leave until 2005. Accused of abuse of one male in mid-1970s and of taking nude photos of 15 yr old boy in 1994 in New Jersey. Criminal charges filed re this. Unable to determine outcome of criminal charges Also named in 1995 civil suit which later settled. Laicization announced 2005. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.3.02; Providence Journal Bulletin 07.13.94; Philadelphia Daily News 04.19.96; USA Today 11.11.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Website: Catholic Scouters & Sexual Abuse, 11.30.07
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Kolenkiewicz
Louis J. 1993 P Accused Diocesan Suspended 2/15 after discovery by D.A. that porn he had downloaded in 2005 included photos of minors. Investigated by D.A. 2005 and 2011 for downloading porn. Removed for three years. No charges filed due to church not preserving evidence, per D.A. Received treatment after 2011 incident. Had returned to parish ministry in 6/14. On leave 6/15 after local police found him working at parish and told archdiocese to keep him away from children. Cleared by archdiocesan review board; to return 6/19/17, assigned to Cathedral. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 03.03.15; Philly com 05.26.17
Assignments:
N/A
Kornacki
Matthew J. 1973 P Convicted Diocesan Accused of possession of child porn from 2001-2003; placed on leave in 2003 and sent for treatment. Indicted and pleaded guilty 2004. Sentenced to 30 months federal prison. His ministry was permanently restricted. He is a registered sex offender in PA.. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Daily News 05.28.04; Morning Call 05.29.04; Centre Daily (AP) 08.25.04; Morning Call 08.26.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.26.04; Philadelphia Daily News 11.18.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.17.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Report
Kostelnick
Albert T. 1954 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse (fondling) of at least 18 girls over a 32 year period. Reported in 1987, 1988 and 1992. Not removed from active duty until 2002 (04?). His ministry was permanently restricted and he accepted a supervised life. Died 3/30/09. Testimony in3/12 trial of Msgr. Lynn. One woman, molested as a teen when she served meals in rectory, testified she wrote directly to Lynn, a childhood acquitance, in 12/01. Kostelnick denied abuse but sent for evaluation. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report--Patterns; Philadelphia Inquirer 4.1.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Tributes.com 03.31.09; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 03.29.12; Adelaide Now 03.30.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record--Revised
Kuczynski Edward P. 1977 P Sued Diocesan Civil suit filed 4/06. Alleged abuse of youth from 2002-2005. Police had been notified in 2005 and reported to Archdiocese that complaint was unfounded. Shown as Chaplain, Saint Monica Manor and in residence at Saint Philip Neri Rectory per Archdiocesanwebsite 6/23/07. Still active priest in Philadelphia as of 5/10. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Morning Call 04.19.06; Morning Call 04.20.06; The Mercury 04.20.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lanctot Dexter A. 1976 P Accused Diocesan Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. Served 3 mo in federal prison for breaking into naval air station in 1987. Served as chaplain at children's hospital. Faculties restricted 8/93 after he conducted public exorcism on steps of archdiocesan headquarters. Left priesthood 1995. Serving as Chaplain at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2012. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Website 4.1.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.20.87; National Catholic Reporter 06.19.98; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 03.23.12
Assignments:
N/A
Lawlor David T. 1971 P Arrested Norbertine Lawlor, priest assigned to Daylesford Abbey, was arrested in 2002 and charged with accosting (inappropriate touching) a mentally disabled adult male in whirlpool at a YMCA. Lawlor was placed on leave when accusations were made He oversaw the kitchen at the abbey and filled in for other priests. Lawlor denied accusations and was found innocent by Jury 10/03. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.11.03
Assignments:
N/A
Leneweaver
Raymond O. 1962 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of at least 12 youths 1966-80. Several transfers after Archdiocese first learned of abuse. Left active ministry in 1980. Taught in public schools after leaving active ministry. Requested reactivation in late 1990s. Msgr. Lynn denied request in 1998, for Leneweaver's own welfare and the "welfare of the church." Laicized 3/21/05. On 1994 secret list memo. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report--Patterns; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.09.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.03.05; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Daily Local News 04.02.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (Revised)
Liggio
John R. 1975 P Sued Augustinian 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. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Daily News 01.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.15.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.30.03; Chicago Tribune 07.26.12; Daily Times 07.27.12
Assignments:
N/A
Logrip
Joseph L. 1972 P Accused Diocesan Placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation. Mentioned in 2/11 civil suit as having not acted despite knowledge of attack on one youth. On 6/8/14 archbishop announced that Logrip was "suitable for ministry based on unsubstantiated allegations that he sexually abused minors over 20 years ago." Placed on leave again in 1/19 after new allegation of abuse of a minor in the early 1980s. Found "unsuitable for ministry" in 12/19. Case to be sent to the Vatican. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Times Herald 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Philly Burbs 03.10.11; Philly Burbs 03.11.11; Philly com 03.12.11; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Statement 06.08.14; CatholicPhilly 06.08.14; Catholics4Change 06.08.14; CBS Philly 06.08.14; Daily Journal 06.08.14; Morning Call 06.08.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.08.14; Philadelphia Daily News 06.09.14; SNAP Statement 06.09.14; WPVI 06.09.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.13.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.13.19; WHYY Radio 01.13.19; Patch 01.14.19; Patch National 01.14.19; Catholics4Change 02.03.19; Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.08.19; Catholics4Change 12.08.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.08.19; Catholic Philly 12.09.19; SNAP 12.09.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.08.19
Lucas
Christopher D. 1985 P Accused Diocesan Ordained for the Conventual Franciscans. Incardinated into the Philadelphia archdiocese as a diocesan priest in 2002. Allegations received by the archdiocese in fall 2018 were made public in 9/19. Accused of sexually abusing a minor prior to ordination in the early 1970s, while Lucas was also a minor. Deemed by the archdiocese to be unsuitable for ministry. Ministry restricted, faculties withdrawn in 9/19. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia 09.15.19; Catholic Philly 09.16.19; FOX 29 09.16.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignments
Macanga Joseph E. 1986 P Convicted Diocesan Macanga, a former priest, was arrested in Lumberton NJ 4/08 by the FBI after they found child pornography on his personal computer. He had been identified as a participant in an internet chat room. He was working as a teacher and coach at a BurlingtonCounty middle school at the time of his arrest and was suspended without pay. Macanga left the active priesthood.in 1995 with clean record. Released on house arrest with monitoring. Sentenced 6/09 to 57 months in fed prison. Projected release date 8/13. Philadelphia, PA Source:
WNBC 04.23.08; Courier Post 04.24.08; Bucks County Courier Times 04.25.08; Courier Post 04.26.08; Courier Post 05.01.08; SNAP 12.30.08; Bucks County Courier-Times 06.18.09
Assignments:
N/A
Marinucci
Steven J. 1974 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave in 2/19 after an allegation that he sexually abused a child in the late 1970s while working at St. Hubert High School for Girls and in residence St. Bernard and St. Bartholomew. Marinucci denied the allegation. Police and archdiocese to investigate. Philadelphia, PA Source:
KYW News Radio 02.03.19; Catholic Philly 02.04.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.04.19; Daily Pennsylvanian 02.11.19
Assignments:
Catholic Philly 02.04.19
Martins
Nilo C.   P Convicted Unknown Brazilian pediatrician and order priest. Convicted 1985 of abuse of boy, age 12. Sent for treatment before conviction. Served only about 5 weeks of 23-46 month sentence. Immediately deported/returned to Brazil. Remained active priest there for for many years. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report--Patterns; Philadelphia Daily News 04.27.02; Philadelphia Daily News 04.29.02; Associated Press 04.30.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.16.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.23.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06
Assignments:
N/A
Mazzotta
George J. 1966 P Accused Diocesan In 5/10 his privileges were removed after allegations he sexually abused a minor more than 40 years previously. He was removed form assignment as parochial vicar at Stella Maris parish and transferred to Villa St. Joseph, a home for retired priests in Darby, Pa. No known previous allegations against him. Archdiocese announced 5/20/12 that allegations were found to be credible and he was unsuitable for ministry. Mazzotta has agreed to a supervised life of prayer and penance. Philadelphia, PA Source:
KYW Newsradio 05.10.10; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.10.10; Press Release from Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.10.10; Daily Times 05.11.10; Philadelphia Daily News 05.11.10; CBS Philly 05.20.12; News 10 05.20.12; Newswork 05.20.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.20.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.20.12; The Sentinel 05.20.12; Philadelphia Daily News 05.21.12; PhillyBurbs 05.21.12
Assignments:
N/A
McCafferty Joseph F. 1961 P Accused Diocesan Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. In 1994 he was serving as chaplain at St. Mary's Manor in Lansdale. Philadelphia, PA Source:
1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 03.23.12
Assignments:
N/A
McCarthy
Michael J. 1965 P Accused Diocesan Spent 20 yrs at Cardinal O'Hara High School between 1965-1989. Also worked part-time as travel agent. Accused of abuse of 2 male high school students Complaints were given to Archdiocese in 1986 and 1991 (re abuse 1974-1976). He received a promotion even after 2nd abuse reported. Placed on leave in 1993 with restrictions. Sent for treatment. Further restrictions added 2004. Laicized 1/3/06. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philly Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Daily News 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.15.12; San Antonio Express News 05.15.12; Lez Get Real 05.17.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.30.12
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (Rev)
McCole
John F. 1958 P Sued Diocesan Man filed civil suit 6/09 in NC alleging that in 1970s when he was an altar boy, McCole abused him on several occasions in Philadelphia and then took him to NC where he and another priest, Justin Pechulis, forced the boy to participate in group oral sex while a third man watched. Suit also alleged that Cardinal Krol was told of the abuse but dismissed the allegations saying "That's just how men behave with each other." McCole denied the allegations. Died 1/21/15. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Citizen-Times 06.02.09; Philadelphia Daily News 06.02.09; Philadelphia Gay News 06.25.09; Philly Obituary 01.25.15
Assignments:
N/A
McColgan
Charles P. 1964 P Settled Diocesan Accused of fondling a boy in a bathhouse. Same plaintiff alleged abuse by Rev. John Kelly. Civil suit filed in 1994 (RICO suit); plaintiff's claims dismissed as beyond the statute of limitations. McColgan died iin 1993. All RICO claims settled in 3/03. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Star-Ledger 05.14.02; Class Action Reporter 05.16.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.20.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
Assignments:
N/A
McCormick
Andrew D. 1982 P Indicted Diocesan One of 21 priests removed 3/7/11 pending investigation of allegations of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assigned to Sacred Heart in Swedesburg. There was allegation (2004?) of computer porn and boundary issues. Arrested 7/26/12, charged with sexually assaulting a boy in 1997 at St. John Cantius parish. Three felony charges dismissed by court 8/12 but reinstated 10/12. Others remained. Trial began 02/27/14. Ended in mistrial 3/12/14. Second trial also a mistrial. Archdiocese announced in 8/18 that McCormick was found unsuitable for ministry. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Times Herald 03.09.11; Main Line 03.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Times Herald 03.11.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.20.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.06.12; San Francisco Chronicle 04.16.12; My Fox Philly 07.27.12; NBC 10 07.27.12; Newsworks 07.27.12; San Francisco Chronicle 07.27.12; Times Online 07.27.12; Chicago Tribune 07.28.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.28.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.30.12; CBS Philly 08.16.12; CBS Philly 08.16.12; Philadelphia Daily News 08.16.12; San Francisco Chronicle 08.16.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.02.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Enquirer-Herald 02.24.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.24.14; SNAP Statement 02.24.14; Big Trial 02.26.14; Big Trial 02.27.14; CBS Philly 02.27.14; Daily Journal (AP) 02.27.14; Express News 02.27.14; NBC 10 02.27.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.27.14; Big Trial 02.28.14; New York Daily News 02.28.14; Newsworks 02.28.14; Philadelphia Daily News 02.28.14; Big Trial 03.04.14; Albany Times Union 03.05.14; Big Trial 03.05.14; CBS Philly 03.05.14; CBS Philly 03.05.14; CT Post 03.05.14; Philadelphia Daily News 03.05.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.05.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.05.14; Pottstown Mercury 03.05.14; Big Trial 03.06.14; NBC 10 03.06.14; Seattle PI 03.06.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.07.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.07.14; Pottstown Mercury 03.07.14; Philly 03.08.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.14; The Reporter 03.10.14; Big Trial 03.11.14; Big Trial 03.12.14; CBS Philly 03.12.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.12.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.12.14; Pottstown Mercury 03.12.14; Philadelphia Daily News 03.13.14; SNAP Statement 03.13.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.29.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.14.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.29.14; The Republic 05.29.14; CBS 08.19.18
Assignments:
N/A
McGinnis III
James J. 1978 P Accused Diocesan Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. In 1994 he was Assoc. Pastor at St. Ignatius in Yardley. Shown as former pastor of Our Lady of Hope in Philadelphia. Died Oct. 26, 2010. In obituary, he was shown as Retired and Resident of Saint Francis Country House, Darby Philadelphia, PA Source:
FindAGrave.com n.d.; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 10.29.10; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 03.23.12
Assignments:
N/A
McGuire
James E. < 1970 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of 3 minor males and one other victim. Abuse began while he was still in seminary in 1966. Placed on leave 2002 with restrictions. Laicized 3/24/06. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. As of 4/16/12, Counting McGuire, at least 5 members of his 1970 seminary class have been defrocked or removed from ministry over abuse allegations, Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.16.12
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
McKenzie
Joseph M. 1951 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of abuse of 2 male minors and 2 other males between 1966-1981. At least 4 health leaves during his career. Deceased 1989. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence.. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
McLoughlin
Richard J. 1969 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of a boy in 1968-1969 and a 15 yr old girl beginning in 1976. Placed on leave in 1994 and again in 2002. Further restrictions added in 2004 when he was sentenced to supervised life of prayer and penance Matter referred to Vatican 11/12/04 for possible laicization..Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. Inquiry was still ongoing then. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Local Catholic 09.29.05; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)
Meyers
John F. 1983 P Accused Diocesan Placed on leave in late 2018 after an allegation that he abused a minor in the early 1980s. Found "not suitable for ministry" by the archdiocesan review board in 1/19. Matter to be sent to the Vatican. Found by a survivor of abuse by another priest in 4/19 to be working at a charter school in AZ. The survivor alerted the school. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Digital First Media 01.13.19; Malvern Retreat House 01.13.19; Philadelphia Weekly 01.13.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.24.19
Assignments:
N/A
Mills Donald J. 1982 P Accused Diocesan Mills is named in 10/11 Motion filed by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office. Motion says he was accused in 2005 of sexually assaulting a minor in 1982. Rumors of "troubling conduct" existed as early as 1996 when one priest was penalized for raising objections when Mills was transferred to his parish. Mills was placed on health leave in 1999 & died in 2006. The priest from 1996 complaint testified in 2012 trial of Msgr. Lynn about how complaints were ignored. Philadelphia, PA Source:
American Conservative 5.3.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.3.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 5.3.12; Washington Post 5.2.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.29.11
Assignments:
N/A
Monahan Joseph R. 1962 P Accused Diocesan Accused in 2002 of abuse of 8th grade boy in 1969. Monahan sent to St. Louis for alcohol treatment in 1972 and then began working. Incardinated there in 1980. St. Louis not informed of allegations until 2005 just before release of Grand Jury Report. Monahan immediately placed on leave. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; St. Louis Post Dispatch; Morning Call 09.22.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Mulholland
John H. 1965 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abuse of six or more youths in 1960s & 1970s. Wrote letters to a teenage in 1960s regarding sadomasochistic outings with teens. Church knew of letters in 1968; he continued to work until 2002 or so. In 2004 Archdiocese deemed charges not credible but he needed mental health help. Remained active until just after 2005 Grand Jury Report. New allegation received after report was released. Laicization announced 8/08. On secret 1994 list. Named by 1 man and 1 woman in new suit filed 9/18/12. Suit file in Canada in 2016 by PA man alleging abuse as a teen by Mulholland on a trip to Ontario. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Website; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.23.05; Philadelphia Daily News 09.27.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.27.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.25.05; Bucks Courty Courier Times 11.01.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.23.06; The Reporter 08.28.08; Bucks County Courier Times 08.29.08; Delco Times 08.29.08; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.25.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.26.12; Daily Mail (UK) 01.27.12; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; CBS Philly 05.08.17
Assignments:
John Doe 195 and Jane Doe 190 v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia, et al 9.18.12; NBC 10 9.18.12 (add'l article); Daily Times 9.18.12 (add'l article); Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev); Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Murray
John J. 1947 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of 2 teenage girls in 1991. Placed on leave w/ restricted faculties 1992 and "retired" in 1993. Additional restrictions added 2004. He died March, 2006. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of or accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 2005; Local Catholic 09.29.05; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Murtha
Michael G. 1993 P Accused Diocesan Allegations that in 1995 Murtha was found to be in possession of S&M and violent child pornography were included in a Motion filed by Philadelphia District Attorney's office 0/11. Motion also cited an explicit note Murtha had written to a 7th grade boy. Murtha initially denied that the porn was his and then admitted it. He was sent to St. John Vianney for treatment but allowed to remain as active priest until at least 2008. Request for laicization has been sent to Vatican. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Big Trial 1.8.13; CBS Philly 03.28.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.29.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.23.12; Philadelphia Daily News 01.24.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Log 03.28.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.29.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Navit
Zachary 1994 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as director of the Offices of Closures and Special Projects. In 12/13, he was cleared by Archdiocese to return to previous position after Review Board could not substantiate allegations. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; The Patch 03.09.11; Times Herald 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Warminster Patch 03.10.11; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13
Assignments:
N/A
Nawn
Henry "Harry" J. 1955 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abuse of 5 boys in their mid-teens in 1960s. First allegation not received by archdiocese until 1997. Retired in 1991. Nawn died 1996. Named in 2004 and 2006 civil suits. Suit rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Magnum v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, filed 6.06; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.24.96; Philadelphia Daily News 03.16.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.17.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Law.com 11.07.07
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Newman
Charles 1985 P Sued Franciscan Accused in 2004 suit of sexually abusing 16-year-old old boy 1994-96, Allegedlyplied the boy with drugs and alcohol and performed oral sex on him. Also gave him $42K, some of it funds from Bishop Ryan HS where Newman was principal. Order allegedly offered the complainant $50K to sign release. Suit dismissed on SOL. Accuser died of drug overdose 11/06. Newman resigned from Ryan for financial mismanagement in 2003. Arrested 12/07 for theft. Pled guilty 3/09. Sentenced to 3-6 years. Paroled 12/13. Said in 1/19 to be living a life of prayer and penance. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Associated Press 06.16.04; Philadelphia Daily News 06.17.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.17.04; Northeast Times 06.24.04; Northeast Times Editorial 06.24.04; Philadelphia Daily News 06.28.04; Grand Jury Presentment (indictment) re Newman 11.30.07; Appleton Post-Crescent (AP) 12.20.07; NBC10 12.20.07; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.20.07; Statement issued by Archdiocese 12.20.07; MSNBC 12.21.07; My Fox Philadelphia 12.24.07; NBC10 12.24.07; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.24.07; Philadelphia Daily News 01.02.08; Philadelphia Daily News 03.09.09; Philadelphia Magazine 11.16.09; Patriot-News 09.25.12; Patriot News 02.13.13; Philadelphia Daily News 12.22.13; WHYY 08.15.18; Philadelphia Weekly 01.10.19
Assignments:
N/A
Paul
John P. 1972 P Sued Diocesan Archdiocese received two allegations in 2013 that Paul allegedly abused children approximately 40 years prior, while in seminary. Reported to police;no charges filed. Placed under restrictions. Parish and school informed 11/7/13 after he voluntarily resigned. He denied all allegations. Spent many years as teacher and school minister. Faculties removed 12/15/13. Additional accusations surfaced. Found not suitable for ministry and permanently removed 02/23/14. Laicized in 2015. Lawsuit filed in 12/19 in NJ claims abuse in the early 1980s of a girl, starting when she was a high school sophomore in PA and continuing into her college years. Abuse allegedly occurred at an Ocean City NJ hotel and Christian Brothers retreat in NJ. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Statement by Our Lady of Calvary School 11.09.13; My Fox Philly 11.10.13; My Fox Philly 11.10.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.10.13; WPVI 11.10.13; Catholic League 11.11.13; Catholic Philly 11.11.13; Catholics4Change--Statements by Archdiocese, Paul & School 11.11.13; Philadelphia Daily News 11.11.13; SNAP Statement 11.11.13; Catholics4Change 11.16.13; Catholics4Change 11.20.13; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPXI 12.15.13; PhillyCom (AP) 12.16.13; Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch 12.16.13; Montgomery Media 01.10.14; Catholics4Change 02.20.14; CBS Philly 02.23.14; Daily Times 02.23.14; NBC 10 02.23.14; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.23.14; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 02.23.14; Catholics4Change 02.24.14; Philadelphia Daily News 02.24.14; SNAP Statement 02.24.14; WPVI 02.24.14; Catholics4Change 02.25.14; Montgomery Media 02.26.14; Catholics4Change 04.28.14; Press of Atlantic City 12.04.19
Assignments:
N/A
Pechulis
Justin Paul 1958 P Sued Diocesan Accused in a 2008 lawsuit in NC of abusing an altar boy in the late 1970s. The boy, age 15 or 16, was from Philadelphia, and said Fr. John McCole abused him there, then took him to Ashville, NC where Pechulis and McCole forced the boy to participate in group oral sex while a third man watched. The suit also alleged that Cardinal Krol was told of the abuse but dismissed the allegations saying "That's just how men behave with each other." The Charlotte diocese found the allegations credible in 2008. The suit was dismissed in 2010. Pechulis died 4/30/83. Included on the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Citizen-Times 06.02.09; Philadelphia Daily News 06.02.09; Philadelphia Gay News 06.25.09; Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
Perzan Stephen B. 1973 P Accused Diocesan   Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 12.16.87; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report II, 02.10.11; Statement by Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.13.11; WPVI 02.16.11; Commonweal 03.12.11; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13; Gallup Independent 12.16.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Peterson Leonard 1967 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. Maria Goretti Parish inHatfield. Spent much of his career at Catholic Schools in the Philadelphia area. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; Newsworks 7.6.12; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 7.6.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; The Reporter 7.6.12; The Republic 7.6.12; Times Herald 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; NBC 10 07.06.12; Montgomery Media 07.19.12
Assignments:
Background on Priest from Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12
Pinkowski Terrance 1949 P Sued Franciscan In 1992 civil suit , man says Pinkowski, a teacher and counselor at high school, abused him for several years. When victim went to officials, the head of the Franciscan order promised to pay for therapy and take care of priest. They transferred Pinkowski but refused to pay for therapy so suit filed. Court dismissed because of statute of limitations. He died 1991. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 03.17.02; USA Today 11.11.02
Assignments:
N/A
Podson
Ted (Theodore) 1976 P Accused Piarist Fathers Left Devon Prep in Philadelphia in 1993 after allegations he sexually abused a boy. No publicity and no charges. Wasin Amarillo diocese by 1995 as pastor and prison chaplain. Resigned 6/02 after Dallas conference. Two entries in the 2002 Offical Catholic Directory: Amarillo and Washington DC. By 2003 was living in the Philippines with teenagers around him. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn's list of order and extern abusive priests. Order removed him 8/12; under supervision at residential treatment center. On Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Amarillo Globe 06.27.02; Amarillo Globe 07.02.02; Dallas Morning News 07.04.02; Amarillo Globe 07.09.02; Dallas Morning News 08.06.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.19.12; SNAP Statement 08.20.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.16.12; Diocese of Buffalo Updated List 11.05.18
Assignments:
N/A
Polini Anthony W. 1949 P Accused Norbertine Named publicly as credibly accused by St. Norbert Abbey in WI, on its list 7/19/19. It notes one allegation. Died 9/23/77. Philadelphia, PA Source:
St Norbert's Abbey WI List 07.19.19; Norbertines Obituary accessed 08.02.19
Assignments:
N/A
Povish Robert 1990 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as a chaplain (state employed) to inmates at the Graterford Prison in Skippack and in-residence priest at St. Eleanor Rectory in Collegeville. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that investigation found he violated standards of ministry and was unsuitable for ministry. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; NY Times 3.8.11; Perkiomen Valley Patch 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; The Patch 5.4.12; Times Herald 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Phoenixville Patch 03.20.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.13
Assignments:
N/A
Powers
Richard T. 1963 P Accused Diocesan Powers' name was included on 1994 list of 35 priests suspected or accused of abuse of minors. List compiled by Msgr. Lynn. Cardinal Bevilacqua ordered list destroyed at the time but copy turned over to prosecutors in 2012. He was accused of sex with a17 yr old girl in Venezuela while working with Society of St. James in late 1980s. Powers continued as active priest until 3/12 when archdiocese was expected to remove him. Permanently removed 4/13. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Main Line Media 4.7.13; Norristown Patch 4.7.13; Philadelphia Daily News 4.8.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 4.7.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 4.8.13; PhillyBurbs.com 4.9.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 4.7.13; Washington Post 4.7.13; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.13.12; The Rittenhoused 03.13.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.14.12; NBC 10 04.07.13
Assignments:
N/A
Reardon
John D. 1973 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for allegations involving minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. John of the Cross Parish in Roslyn. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. On 5/4/12 Archdiocese found allegations substantiated and that he was unsuitable for ministry. Canonical process pending. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; My Fox Philly 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12; Philly Burbs 05.04.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Rogers (in Philly)
Francis P. 1946 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of numerous young boys, beginning just after his ordination and continuing for decades. Retired 1995. One man complained to Archdiocese in 1998 and Rogers was moved to a retirement home. Died 2005. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 9.22.05 (2nd); Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Rooney Thomas 1991 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as chaplain at the Immaculate Mary Home,a Catholic nursing facility for the elderly, in Northeast Philadelphia. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that allegations he violated standards of ministry were substantiated and he was unsuitable for ministry. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12; Philly Burbs 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11
Assignments:
N/A
Sabadish
Joseph F. 1945 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abuse of a young brother and sister in early 1960s. Also a suspect in the rape and murder of a young girl but never charged. He did pass a polygraph. Died 1999. Named in 2006 civil suit. Suit dismissed by lower court and dismissal upheld by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Bucks County Courier Times 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Bucks County Courier Times 10.04.05; Magnum v Philadelphia Archdiocese et al, 06.14.06; Law com 11.07.07; Bucks County Courier Times 08.26.18; Morning Call 09.15.18
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Santry
William L. 1956 P Accused Diocesan In 2005 a woman reported to the archdiocese that Santry sexually abused her in the late 1960s, when she was a 16-year-old Our Lady of Loreto parishioner in South Philadelphia. Santry admitted to the abuse. The woman said she was also molested during that time at the same parish by Rev. Joseph DiGregorio. Santry told investigators in 2005 that he recalled that the girl had spent time in the rectory with DiGregorio and that he thought there was something like "fondling" going on. Santry had voluntarily left the priesthood in 1971. His laicization by the Vatican was announced 2006. Santry's name was included in the Philadelphia Grand Jury Report II, released 2/10/11. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06; Duluth News Tribune 04.08.06; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 02.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.13.11; 6 ABC 02.19.11
Assignments:
N/A
Satchell
Martin J. 1993 P Sued Diocesan Accused in 1993 (year of ordination) of "credible allegations of misconduct involving a minor [boy]." Placed on administrative leave 1993 (after 4 months on job) through 2003. Laicized at his request 9/16/04. Taught in several prestigious schools between 1993 and 2004. Named in lawuit filed 2/14/11. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.03.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.04.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.06.05; Philadephia Daily News 06.09.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Canadian Press 02.14.11; John Doe 10 v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 02.14.11; SNAP Statement 02.14.11; Reuters 02.16.11; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile (Part 2)
Schaeflein
Charles J. 1949 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of a minor some time prior to 1990. He retired in 1989. Placed on leave in 2005 when allegation first became known. April 2006 article says Schaefle (at age 86 or 87) has agreed to a supervised life of prayer and penance. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 11.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)
Schmeer
John P. 1964 P Sued Diocesan Multiple allegations. Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of three boys, in 1966-67 and 1986. First allegations found not credible in 2003; investigation in 2004 found latest allegation credible. Ministry permanently restricted. In 2/05 and still in 12/19 living supervised life of prayer and penance. A Three men filed two new suits against Schmeer 9/18/12. Suit filed 12/19; per plaintiff, in 1981 Rev. Francis Trauger sexually abused a boy, age 11, so his parents sent him to speak with Schmeer, who then also abused him. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Morning Call 03.25.04; Philadelphila Inquirer 03.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.29.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.16.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.06.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05; Miami Herald 12.16.06; Miami Herald 04.25.07; Philadelphia Magazine 06.17.11; Philadelphia Magazine 06.23.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.18.12; Daily Times 09.18.12; John Doe 198 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia 09.18.12; McDonnell v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 09.18.12; NBC 10 09.18.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.12; Reading Eagle 06.26.16; Times Herald 08.12.18; Delaware County Times 10.03.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.02.19
Assignments:
null; Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)
Shea
Thomas F. 1964 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of 6 boys in 1970s. He admitted molesting two altar boys from 1972 to 1977. Placed on leave 1994 and retired with restrictions 1995. Further restrictions added 2004 and Shea agreed to permanent restriction of ministry and to live a supervised life. Documents regarding his history were introduced in trial of Msgr. Lynn in Philadelphia 4/12. He admitted paying hush money to at least 1 other victim. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Sacramento Bee 4.9.12; Philadelphia Daily News 09.22.05; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06; Philadelphia Daily News 04.03.08; Philadelphia Daily News 01.25.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 01.26.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.10.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Sicoli
David C. 1975 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of at least 12 boys in their mid-teens during his career as a priest. Placed on administrative leave in 2004 and then further restrictions added in Feb. 2005. His case was referred to the Vatican for review and laicization announced 2/08. Named in new Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor w no conclusive evidence. Philadelphia, PA Source:
1.12.78 memo from Chancellor Statkus; 6.22.83 memo from Chancellor Statkus; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report--Patterns; Philadephila Inquirer 2.6.05; Phillyburbs.com 07.06.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.27.05; NBC 10 02.14.08; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.14.08; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.15.08; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.19.08; Bucks County Courier-Times 02.20.08; Philadelphia Daily News 04.03.08
Assignments:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 2.10.11, pp. 34-35; Montgomery Media 3.29.11 (add'l article); Philadelphia Inquirer 4.22.11 (add'l article); 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 2.27.12; Philadelphia Daily News 6.13.12; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)
Siegele
Charles J. 1953 P Settled Diocesan Accused of abuse of 6-7 boys in 1950s -60s. One claim settled in 1990s. Named in civil suit filed 2004. Named in 2006 class action suit. Dismissed by lower court, then by Third Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. Died 1/28/89. Name (as Siegle) is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who sexually abused minors. At least one accuser, who alleged he was plied with alcohol and sodomized by Siegele as a boy, received funds in 2019 via the archdiocese's time-limited compensation fund. Philadelphia, PA Source:
USA Today 11.11.02; Philadelphia Daily News 03.16.04; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 09.21.05; Mangum et al v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 06.14.06; Law com 11.07.07; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; WHYY 10.10.19
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record (Rev).
Smart
Raymond W. 1970 P Accused Diocesan The archdiocese announced in 1/19 that Smart had been deemed "not suitable for ministry" after an internal investigation into claims that he had sexually abused a minor in the 1980s. Had been on health leave since 1995. Retired in 2002. Had been accused twice previously of inappropriate conduct. The review board said in 2011 accusations of sexual abuse of a minor were unsubstantiated. In 2017 review board said there was evidence he had engaged in misconduct with an adult and restricted his access to church facilities. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 01.13.19
Assignments:
Horowitz Law 01.14.19
Smith
Edward J. 1973 P Sued Norbertine In 2002, a man reported abuse by Smith at a Philadelphia high school in the early 1980s. He said he also saw Smith sexually abuse two other boys in the presence of another priest. Four more complaints from students were filed against Smith. Also allegedly abused in DE. Named in 2005 civil DE suit. Much of suit dismissed by court 11/06. Default granted against priest 1/07. A 41 mil jury verdict awarded 3/30/07. Settled with diocese 1/08. Settled 9/08 with the Norbertines and school. On the St. Norbert Abbey in WI list 7/19/19. It notes multiple allegations, and that Smith was restricted from ministry. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Daily News 05.21.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; News Journal 11.18.05; WVEC (AP) 11.18.05; News Journal 11.20.05; News Journal 11.17.06; News Journal 11.18.06; News Journal 11.30.06; Boston Herald (AP) 01.30.07; Navy Times 01.30.07; News Journal 01.31.07; Baltimore Sun 03.30.07; News Journal 03.30.07; News Journal 03.31.07; News Journal 04.18.07; News Journal (AP) 05.11.07; Navy Times 08.03.07; News Journal 08.03.07; News Journal 01.19.08; Green Bay Press-Gazette 01.22.08; News Journal 09.25.08; St Norbert Abbey in WI List 07.19.19
Assignments:
N/A
Smith
Thomas J. 1973 P Accused Diocesan Accused in 2002 and 2005 of abuse of at least three 12- and 13- year-old boys in the 1970s-1980s. First investigation found allegations to be not credible. Later, more allegations were all found to be credible. Laicized 3/29/07, announced 4/07. One man testified in Msgr. Lynn trial 4/12 that Smith took him and another boy on trip in RV, that that they spent the night in a hotel and Smith played strip poker with them. The witness said Smith assaulted him during the night. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Daily News 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05; Washington Post (AP) 04.13.07; Boston Globe 04.17.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.17.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.18.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.18.12; Fox News 05.07.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.07.12; Church Militant 06.22.18; Patriot News 08.14.19
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Sobotka
DePaul 1963 P Accused OFM Franciscan Taught for years at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn's 1994 list of extern/order priests who were accused of abuse of children. No public accusations known until 2012. Order and Archdiocese acknowledge that he was once accused of misconduct with an adult but never a child. Retired with no public ministry. Believed to be living in WI. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer 08.19.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 08.19.12
Assignments:
N/A
Steingraber
Louis M. 1973 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of 2 boys in their early teens in 1982 and a 16 yr old boy on another occasion. Placed on health leave 1983, was reassigned to another position and then left active ministry 1984. Died Sept. 1987 at age 41. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Swierzy
Michael W. 1975 P Convicted Diocesan Former principal of high school. Pled guilty 1998 to corrupting morals of a minor; received 5 years probation. Other accusations received. On leave 1997-2003. Named in civil suit filed prior to 3/02. Archdiocese found accusations credible in 2004. Sent case to Vatican for review. Laicization announced early 2005; Died July 2005 Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Daily News 4.3.08; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.3.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.23.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.22.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Talocci
Peter 1986 P Accused Diocesan One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by the Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Patrick's in Malvern. Review Board could not prove accusations but permanently removed him 12/13 for violations of standards of ministerial behavior. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Daily Local News 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Intelligencer 12.15.13; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13; Malvern Patch 12.16.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.16.13
Assignments:
N/A
Taraborelli
Carmen F. 1970 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of 5th grade boy in 1980s. Reported in 1999. Placed on administrative leave in 1999. As of 2004 Ministry is permanently restricted and he lives a supervised life. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Thomas
Joseph W. 1955 P Accused Diocesan Included on Philadelphia Archdiocese website list of accused priests. Placed on leave three times between 1963 and 1972. Faculties removed by Archdiocese in 1972. Left ctive ministry. Died in 12/96. Name is included on a secret 1994 memo from Rev. William Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, with no conclusive evidence. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Website; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Trauger
Francis X. 1972 P Convicted Diocesan Accused of abuse of two or three boys in early 1980s and another in 1991. Allegedly took boys on overnight trips, shared a bed with them. Removed in 2003. Laicized 5/20/05. Named in at least two civil suits. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Msgr. Lynn (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of abuse but no credible evidence found. In 2012 two men testified in Msgr. Lynn's trial about abuse by Trauger. Accused in new suit filed 9/18/12. Charged in 9/19 with abuse of two Tullytown altar boys, ages 11 and 12, one in 1996 and the other in 2000. Living in Brooklyn NY in 9/19. Suit filed 12/19. Pled gulty in 7/20. Sentenced to 18-36 months in state prison and 7 years probation. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.18.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.22.03; Morning Call 03.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.12.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.24.11; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Huffington Post 03.28.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.28.12; Philadelphia Priest Trial Abuse Blog 03.28.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.05.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.06.12; Beaver County Times 04.12.12; Times Herald 08.12.18; CBS TV Philly 09.03.19; FOX 29 Philadelphia 09.03.19; Lehigh Valley Live 09.03.19; NBC 10 09.03.19; Catholic Philly 09.04.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.08.19; Legal Herald 09.09.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.19.19; Delaware County Times 10.03.19; Bucks County Courier Times 11.19.19; CBS 3 TV 11.19.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.19.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.02.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.02.20; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.08.20; WPVI 07.08.20; Bucks Local News 07.09.20; Catholic Philly 07.13.20
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev.)
Vath Aloysius H. 1940 P Accused Diocesan Confirmed as abuser of young boys over a period of 18 yrs per secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Died prior to 1994. Philadelphia, PA Source:
1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 03.23.12
Assignments:
N/A
Walls
David E. 1960 P Accused Diocesan Accused of 1987-1988 abuse of an adolescent brother and sister and another individual. Placed on administrative leave in 1988. Administrative leave continued 2002 with restrictions and further restrictions added 2004. Laicized 7/19/06. Died 2/21/09. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Wiejata
Sylwester 1996 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abuse of 13 yr old girl in 2000. In treatment in 1999 and on leave by 2000. Laicized in 2002. Testimony in 2012 trial of Msgr. Lynn shows he had attraction to women, particularly married women and that the girl he admitted (to Msgr. Lynn) abusing was daughter of one woman he had affair with. Msgr. Lynn admitted at trial that he did not report to police or attempt to learn identity of the girl because he doubted the credibility of the woman who first told him about Wiejata. Philadelphia, PA Source:
NCR Today 5.1.12; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.1.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 5.2.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (Rev)
Wisniewski
Thomas J. 1974 P Accused Diocesan Accused of sexual abuse over a 3-yr period with a 15-yr- old boy, 1983-1987. Placed on leave 2002 with restrictions. Restrictions increased 2004. Ministry permanently restricted and he was living a supervised life. Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Testimony re him in 2012 Msgr. Lynn trial. Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Daily News 09.22.05; Philadelphin Inquirer 09.27.05; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; CBS Philly 04.23.12; Palm Beach Post 04.23.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.23.12; North Country Now 03.14.18
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev.)


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