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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Altstock
Edward D. 1959 P Settled Diocesan A woman filed a civil suit in 9/11 alleging that Altstock groomed, seduced and then sexually abused her on at least a dozen occasions when she was ages 14-18, beginning in 1985. He was assigned to St. John the Apostle in Reedsport during the time of the alleged abuse. Retired in 7/01. Archdiocese said this was the allegation against him. Settlement finalized in 7/12. As part of the settlement, the Vicar General was to issue a public apology on behalf of the Archbishop at the parish on 8/26/12. Died 12/2/17 Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 09.28.11; Catholic Sentinel 09.30.11; Register-Guard 10.17.11; The Oregonian 08.18.12; The Oregonian 08.24.12; Catholic Sentinel 08.27.12; Miami Herald (AP) 08.27.12; KPTV Fox 12 01.27.14
Assignments:
N/A
Arata Henri 1960 P Sued Diocesan In 12/03 a man filed suit alleging that Arata sexually molested him as a boy 1967-70 at Immaculate Conception Parish. Arata was assigned to Immaculate Conception 1969-75 and also worked at a local grade school and high school as a counselor 1964-75. He retired "for health reasons" in 1982 and died the same year. Portland, OR Source:
Press Release by Archdiocese of Portland 12.03.03; Statesman Journal 12.04.03; The Oregonian 12.04.03; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Baccellieri
Joseph A. 1966 P Sued Diocesan Placed on leave in 1992 after allegation of abuse in the 1970s involving teenage males. Went to rehab, then reassigned to several parishes beginning in 1994. Supposedly reassigned on limited basis under close supervision. Retired in 2002. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Two men filed suits in 2004 alleging abuse as boys in the 1970s at Central Catholic High School. One plaintiff had a secretly recorded tape wherein Baccelliere seemed to admit molesting the plaintiffs and indicating that there were other victims. Portland, OR Source:
Associated Press 02.23.04; Press Release by Archdiocese of Portland 02.23.04; The Oregonian 02.23.04; The Oregonian 02.24.04; San Francisco Chronicle 07.10.04; The Oregonian 06.24.05; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Associated Press 04.03.10; The Oregonian 04.03.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Beezer
Arnold R. 1964 P Accused Jesuits Beezer was first named publicly as credibly accused in the Jesuit West Province 12/7/18 list, which states that he was removed from ministry and put on a safety plan for abuse of a minor in the 1970s. In that decade Beezer worked at Jesuit HS in Portland, St Alexander's in Cornelius OR, and St Luke's in Woodburn OR in the Portland archdiocese. The list does not specify the Cornelius assignment or state when the abuse was reported. Beezer also worked in the Yakima and Spokane dioceses, and in the Tegucigalpa archdiocese, Honduras, in an orphanage and a maternity hospital. Residing in 2016-2020 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. Died in 2020. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18; Jesuits West Province List 12.11.20
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Bischoff
William Norbert 1947 P Accused S.J. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Bischoff's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Seattle, Great Falls, and Portland OR dioceses. Died 10/27/91. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/19. It notes abuse reported in 2009, occurring 1953-56, 1957-61 and 1962. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Detailed BA Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Brazauskas
Pius 1930 P Settled Diocesan Lithuanian. Arrived in U.S. 1940s. In 1949 assisted at a St. Louis parish, transferred in late 1950s to Eugene OR where he was hospital chaplain until early 1970s. Per news, a 1950s news story said Brazauskas had a special rapport with children, always had candy and bubblegum for them and was nicknamed "Dr. Bubblegum." Moved to North Bend OR 1972, worked at Holy Redeemer parish and St. Cathierine's Residence Nursing Home. Artist with religious paintings displayed around the world, per obit. Retired 1980. Died 1990. In 1/18, three men filed suit vs the archdiocese alleging Brazauskas sexually abused them as children in the 1980s, when the priest was assigned to Holy Redeemer parish in North Bend. The boys were between 5 and 12 years old when Brazauskas allegedly french kissed them, groped their genitals and pressed his erect penis against them. Five more men joined the suit, some alleging abuse, some up to age 16, in the 1970s; settlement of nearly $4M in 7/19. Portland, OR Source:
The Orlando Sentinel 03.04.90; Oregonian 01.10.18; World 01.11.18; The Oregonian 08.01.19; OPB 08.02.19
Assignments:
N/A
Brennan
Cathal 1952 P Sued Diocesan From Ireland, ordained for the Portland archdiocese. Accused in a 2018 lawsuit, along with Deacon James Creel, of sexually abusing an altar boy at Holy Cross parish 1993-96. Died 1/19/13 in Ireland. Portland, OR Source:
Catholic Sentinel Obituary 01.23.13; Oregonian 08.27.18
Assignments:
N/A
Bucher
Melvin 1961 P Settled Franciscan Accused in a 1994 lawsuit of abuse in the early 1970's. Diocese said he was on leave of absence when abuse occurred, so they were not responsible for him. Lower court dismissed as not within scope of employment; OR Supreme Court reversed lower court in 1999. This ruling became noted for changing OR law. Case settled 1/01 for $512,500. Another man claimed abuse as a minor in 1965. Bucher admitted abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. Worked in CA and OR. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. On the Oakland diocese's list 6/1/19. Died in 2019. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 12.24.94; The Oregonian 04.04.95; Associated Press 04.08.99; The Oregonian 04.09.99; The Oregonian 01.27.01; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; Register-Guard 04.19.07; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; Ernesto C v Franciscans, Cause No 1337577, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v Franciscans, Cause No 1338070, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 11.03.09; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Callan
Francis W. 1946 P Accused Jesuit Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Great Falls, Boise City, Baker, Seattle, Gallup, Tucson, and Portland OR dioceses. Gallup and Tucson assignments in 1962-68 were in the CA province, not his home OR province. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claim filed in the bankruptcy, and who have not denied the allegation. Callan's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 4/19/91. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes alleged abuse 1950-53, reported in 2009. Portland, OR Source:
FindAGrave 04.19.91; Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; SNAP Press Release 03.24.14; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Charvet Louis 1945 P Settled Benedictine Accused by at least 15 people, women and men, of sexually abusing them as children in the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abuse of a 7-year-old girl nearly 30 years prior. Sued also by a man claiming Charvet masturbated in front of him and used sexually explicit language when the man was age 14 in 1958. By 2006 the archdiocese settled 13 cases. Charvet was recalled to the Abbey when the first allegation surfaced in 2002. Died in 10/07. One case was to go to trial 2010. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 04.14.02; The Oregonian 04.15.02; The Oregonian 04.26.02; Associated Press 05.06.02; The Oregonian 05.07.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Statesman Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Spokesman Review 11.20.02; The Oregonian 10.12.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; OregonLive 03.19.08; The Oregonian 03.20.08; Woodburn Independent 01.09.10; MyCentralOregon 06.09.10
Assignments:
Schmidt v Archdiocese of Portland Decision by Oregon Court of Appeals 6.9.10
Clark
Emanuel W. 1961 P Sued Benedictine Accused in 11/02 civil suit of abuse of a male student at Mount Angel Abbey Seminary High School in 1975 after the youth sought counseling from Clark. Died 1992. Second suit filed 12/10 against Mount Angel Abbey by an active priest who alleged that Clark molested him in 1970s at Mt. Angel Preparatory, when he was between the ages of 14 and 17. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 11.19.02; Statesman Journal 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 12.29.10; Statesman Journal 12.30.10; Woodburn Independent 01.03.11
Assignments:
N/A
Connolly
Thomas E. 1963 P Accused Jesuit Most of career spent among Native Americans, for a time in WA state and for many years at Sacred Heart Coeur d'Alene mission in Desmet ID. Retired in 2010 to Regis Jesuit Community at Gonzaga University in Spokane. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, OR Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Connolly's name is included on this list. On the Boise diocese's list in 10/19; early 1980s incident(s) while at Sacred Heart Mission in DeSmet reported in 2012. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18. Portland, OR Source:
Indian Country Today 09.16.10; Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West List 12.07.18; Diocese of Boise List 10.24.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Creel James   D Convicted Diocesan Deacon. Pled guilty in 1995 to fondling a girl's breasts repeatedly. Sentenced to 5 years' probation. In a 2018 lawsuit accused, along with Rev. Cathal Brennan, of the sexual abuse of a boy 1993-96 at Holy Cross parish. Creel denied the allegations. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 08.27.18
Assignments:
N/A
Davis Unknown   ? P Settled Diocesan In 2001, the Archdiocese paid $550K to settle a single claim, per news article in 2006. No further information known. Portland, OR Source:
Table: Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Dezurick
Gerald   ? P Settled Benedictine Sued in 2005. Plaintiff alleged that Dezurick molested him in about 1960 at Tillamook Catholic High School when he was 16. Suit also alleged that Dezurick then lied to the boy's parents and persuaded them to commit him to a mental institution to cure homosexuality. Another man came forward to allege abuse in 1957. Total of four known accusers.Settlement with the Abbey in 2003. Dezurick died in 1986. Also worked in the Spokane diocese for several years in the late 1970s. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.08.05; The Oregonian 08.15.05; The News Guard (Oregon) 08.16.05; Inland Register 11.10.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.16.06; Statement from Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09
Assignments:
N/A
Doherty Martin W.   ? P Sued Diocesan Accused by one plaintiff in a civil suit of sexually abusing a number of boys in 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gervais, sometimes in conjunction with Fr. Edmund Raleigh. The accuser said that the two priests forced him to have oral sex with them and watch as they engaged in group sex with other boys. Doherty died 8/6/73. Portland, OR Source:
Statesman Journal 05.02.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Donnelly
Martin M./Mark 1950 P Sued Dominican Aka Mark M. and Martin William Donnelly. Accused of molesting two young sisters in Portland in the early 1950s. Status in 11/06 is unknown. Both plaintiffs filed a civil suit in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Duffy
Francis (Frank) 1943 P Settled Jesuit Died 12/1/92. Accused in a 2002 OR suit of abuse of sisters in 1967 and 1968 at St. Luke's in Woodburn; settled 2003. Settlement same year with another female. Named in a suit against the Jesuits in 2007, by a woman claiming abuse as a child by Duffy and Fr. James Poole in the mid-1960s. Included in 11/07 settlement with order. A woman filed suit in Yakima, WA in 6/08. Settled 8/08. Another woman settled suit 7/12 with Yakima for $500K. Suit against Yakima in 3/13 settled 2/14. On Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West List 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1949-50, 1967-69 and 1977-78 reported 2002, 2008, 2009. On Yakima's list 7/9/19. Portland, OR Source:
Associated Press 05.21.02; Associated Press 05.29.02; Statesman Journal 05.29.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.16.06; KATU 02.26.07; Cause No 0702-02227, MN v Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Multnomah Co Circuit Court, Oregon, 02.27.07; The Oregonian 02.27.07; KGW 02.28.07; The Oregonian 02.28.07; The Oregonian 11.19.07; KIMA 07.03.08; KNDO/KNDU 07.03.08; KNDO/KNDU 07.04.08; The Oregonian 08.08.08; KGW (AP) 08.14.08; Billings Gazette 11.04.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Yakima Herald-Republic 07.04.10; Yakima Herald Republic 10.21.11; Yakima Herald-Republic 07.19.12; Wenatchee World 02.16.13; Yakima Herald Republic 03.27.13; Yakima Herald Republic 02.21.14; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Jesuits West List 12.07.18; Diocese of Yakima List 07.09.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Durand
Donald A. 1958 P Settled Diocesan A man filed suit in 2004 alleging that Durand molested him and three friends as boys in the early 1970s. Says Durand fondled him, and forced all the boys to disrobe, take a sauna with him and wrestle with him. Incidents allegedly occurred at St. Francis Assisi School in Portland. More than a dozen men have alleged abuse 1960s-90s. Durand retired in 2001 at age 70. Privileges later removed. Eight claims were settled 3/14/07 after two "mini-trials. New suit filed in 9/11 by one man. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 04.27.04; KGW (Oregon) 10.19.05; Oregonian 10.19.05; Oregonian 05.25.06; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Oregonian 03.12.07; Oregonian 03.13.07; Oregonian 03.14.07; OregonLive (AP) 03.14.07; Register-Guard 03.14.07; Oregonian 03.15.07; The Oregonian 06.06.07; The Oregonian 09.19.11
Assignments:
N/A
Eucharistica Mary   N Settled Society of Holy Child Jesus A woman filed suit in 2/07 against the order alleging abuse by Mother Mary Eucharistica and Mother Mary Freddrick between 1958-1962 at Holy Child Academy and St. Rose's Catholic School. Plaintiff had already settled with the Portland Archdiocese. Mary Eucharistica died in 2002 at the age of 100. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 10.18.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Associated Press 02.06.07; KGW (OR) 02.06.07
Assignments:
N/A
Ford Francis (John) 1951 P Settled OFM Franciscan Ordained for the Franciscans. Left the order and was incardinated into the Diocese of Santa Rosa in 1/71. Accused in 2002 suit against the Portland archdiocese and Franciscans of abuse of a boy for two years, beginning when the boy was age 12 in 1961. Ford apparently moved back and forth between Portland archdiocese and positions in CA. Died 10/21/84. Suit settled in 2003 or 2004. He signed documents John E. Ford when chaplain at Napa State Hospital 1/73 - 3/77. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes abuse in the diocese in 1974 and that he went on leave 1/1/79. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. Portland, OR Source:
Associated Press 05.06.02; Oregonian 05.07.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Frank Clement 1934 P Sued Benedictine A man filed suit in 4/02 alleging that Frank raped him at age 7 in the basement of St. Mary's in Mount Angel in the 1950s. Frank was later principal of Mount Angel Seminary Prep School. He died in 1996 at age 89. In 3/08, the Oregon Court of Appeals upheld dismissal of suit against the Archdiocese. Litigation was still pending in 11/08. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 04.14.02; Oregonian 04.15.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Spokesman Review 11.20.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; OregonLive 03.19.08; The Oregonian 03.20.08; Final Report on Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Woodburn Independent 01.09.10
Assignments:
N/A
Freddrick Mary   N Settled Society of the Holy Child Jesus A woman filed suit in 2/07 against the order alleging abuse by Mother Mary Freddrick and Mother Mary Eucharistica between 1958-1962 at Holy Child Academy and St. Rose's Catholic School. Abuse by Mother Mary Freddrick was alleged to have taken place in 1962. Plaintiff had already settled with the Portland archdiocese. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.16.06; Associated Press 02.06.07; KGW (AP) 02.06.07
Assignments:
N/A
Frolick
Jeanne Clare   N Sued Christian Community A female accuser filed a civil suit alleging abuse at an unspecified time by Frolick, director of the Archdiocesan Choir since the early 1970s. Frolick also worked at Sacred Heart Academy in Salem. She was placed on administrative leave when the allegation was made. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Oregon Catholic Press accessed 11.04.20
Assignments:
N/A
Ghilardi
Massimo   P Accused Diocesan In 2/03 a man wrote from prison to a priest at a Bandon OR church to say that he had been molested by Ghilardi 1976-77, when he was approximately age 12. The priest he contacted notified the archdiocese and reported back that there were no other complaints in Ghilardi's file. Ghilardi requested a transfer from Bandon in 1977 "for health reasons" and died 4/16/85. Portland, OR Source:
Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by the Archdiocese 11.25.08
Assignments:
N/A
Gonzalez Rios
Juan Jose   S Charges Dropped Diocesan Seminary student at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon until he was dismissed in 2003. Warrant was issued in 2005 for his arrest on felony charges of encouraging child sex abuse (child pornography). When arrested in 3/08, he was working at St. Peter Retreat Center in the Yakima diocese. The Yakima bishop knew of the earlier allegation; thought it was an isolated incident and duties did not involve children. Gonzalea claims he was abused by a priest before entering seminary. Criminal charges dropped in 5/09. Portland, OR Source:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (AP) 04.01.08; Seattle Times 04.01.08; KNDO/KNDU 04.02.08; KIMA 04.03.08; KIMA 04.03.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.04.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.08.08; Seattle Times (AP) 04.11.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.11.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.21.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.22.08; Seattle Times 04.23.08; The Oregonian 05.08.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 05.15.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 05.15.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 06.06.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 09.29.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 05.06.09; Yakima Herald Republic 0 04.02.11
Assignments:
N/A
Goodrich John Maloy 1943 P Settled Diocesan A man alleged in a 1989 civil suit that Goodrich fondled, kissed and bit him on church premises between 1974 and 1988. Settled in 1990 for $446K. Goodrich retired in 1988 and later suffered a stroke that left him mentally incapacitated. He died in 1995. At least one additional suit was filed in 10/04. There are as many as 14 accusers against Goodrich. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 09.14.89; Oregonian 02.15.90; Oregonian 06.19.95; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian 10.12.04; Oregonian 06.24.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.07.07; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08
Assignments:
N/A
Grammond
Maurice R. 1950 P Settled Diocesan Accused in suit filed 12/14/99 of sexually abusing a boy in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Amended suit added 24 other plaintiffs; settlement with 23 announced 10/9/00. Alcohol and porn used in grooming; abuse allegedly included oral and anal sex. Archdiocese was warned 5 times 1959-74. Removed 1985; sick leave 1986; retired 1988; died 2002. Another suit filed 2008 but dismissed on SOL. Appealed to Ct of Appeals. Through 2013, more than 46 claims had been settled for almost $40M. New suits filed 6/13 and 10/13 and 4/14. In 2005 one accuser was sentenced to 3 years in prison for making false allegation in a civil suit filed against Grammond. Another new suit filed 6/24/14 alleged abuse 1969-72 when plaintiff was ages 6-9. Another suit filed by 2 brothers in 2/17 claimed abuse by Grammond and Rev. James M. Harris ages 9-13 and 11-12, while their step-father suffered from leukemia. Portland, OR Source:
Seattle Times 12.15.99; Oregonian 03.31.00; Oregonian 05.29.00; Oregonian 10.11.00; Sunday Oregonian 10.15.00; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian 07.05.04; Washington Post 07.07.04; Seattle Times 07.13.04; Oregonian 08.08.05; Oregonian 08.29.05; Statesman Journal 01.12.06; AP 05.25.06; Oregonian 09.19.06; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian (Documents) 06.06.07; The Oregonian 04.17.08; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; Courthouse News Service 02.13.12; Oregonian 06.25.13; The Republic 06.25.13; Oregon Public Radio 06.26.13; News Times 10.31.13; Oregonian 10.31.13; Catholic Sentinel 11.01.13; OPB 11.01.13; The Oregonian 04.22.14; KOIN 04.23.14; Oregonian 06.11.14; KOIN 06.24.14; The Oregonian 06.24.14; Catholic Sentinel 06.25.14; KOIN 06.25.14; KATU 02.01.17; KOIN 02.01.17; OregonLive 02.01.17; Idaho Statesman 02.26.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Guzman-Chavez Erasto 1979 ? P Accused Diocesan Visiting priest from the Diocese of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico. Began working in Portland in 1993. Accused in 5/97 of molesting several pre-teen and teenage girls. Despite knowing of the allegations, the Archdiocese wrote to the Immigration Service asking that he be granted permanent residence status. He was restricted from contact with women but was allowed to continue his Spanish-language ministry. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 06.06.07; The Oregonial 04.17.08
Assignments:
N/A
Halsey Lawrence M.   B Sued Marist Known as Brother Cronin, Halsey is accused in a 2002 civil suit of abusing a teenage girl 1968-72 at Marist high school in Eugene. Another woman also alleged molestation when she was in high school but later withdrew her claim. Halsey left the order, married, and was living in Oregon as of 2002. Portland, OR Source:
Associated Press 05.11.02; Archdiocese of Portland News Release 05.13.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Hamilton William 1967 ? P Settled Diocesan In 2003 the Archdiocese settled a sex abuse claim against Hamilton for $675K. No other information. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Hansen Unknown   P Settled Diocesan In 1999 the Archdiocese paid a $22,500 settlement to one claimant. No information provided as to when abuse occurred, who the victim was, or Hansen's current status. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Harrington Rayner 1940 P Accused OFM Franciscan Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/19. Allegation reported in 1966 of recent sexual abuse of minors the same year. Assigned in 1966 to St. Anthony's in Tigard, OR. Died in 1996. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Portland, OR Source:
Santa Barbara Province Francisans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Harris James M. 1948 P Sued Diocesan Accused in a 2006 civil suit of abusing 3 of 8 siblings, ages of 5-14, beginning in 1968. He had befriended the family after their house burned down. Brother of Bernard M. Harris who is alleged to also have abused the children. Died 1999. New lawsuit to be filed 8/07 alleging abuse of 1 youth in early 1950s. Another suit filed by 2 brothers in 2/17 claiming abuse by Harris and Rev. Maurice Grammond when they were ages 9-13 and 11-12, while their step-father suffered from leukemia. Portland, OR Source:
Statesman Journal (Salem OR) 01.12.06; The Oregonian 01.12.06; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 08.02.07; Statesman Journal 08.03.07; Catholic Sentinel 08.09.07; KATU 02.01.17; KOIN 02.01.17; OregonLive 02.01.17
Assignments:
N/A
Hurley
James P. 1940 P Accused SJ As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Hurley's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 11/14/98. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse in the late 1950s and 1966-67. Portland, OR Source:
FindAGrave 11.14.98; Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Jacobson Gary 1965 P Sued Diocesan Several complaints of abuse by Jacobson were made to the Archbishop or the Archdiocese in the 1980s and 1990s. See documents released 11/08. Three alleged victims: in 1965, the late 1970s, and 1987. A woman filed suit in 2002 in Arizona alleging abuse in Oregon. He was still working in 2002 and had recently been cautioned about behavior with children. Portland, OR Source:
The Oreganian 06.24.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.25.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Jacques Kenneth 1967 P Sued Benedictine Also known as Robert Lawrence Jacques. A civil suit filed in 4/02 alleged Jacques abused a 16-year-old boy in 1968. Immediately placed on leave. Accused in a suit filed in 5/02 of abusing a second boy in 1968. Jacques was principal at a Mount Angel Abbey Prep School at the time of the alleged abuse. Three other men filed suit 11/02, claiming abuse in the late 1970s. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 04.26.02; Statesman Journal 05.02.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Statesman Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Jaime Jose   ? P Sued Benedictine Named as abuser of one individual in a suit filed in Federal Court. Abuse allegedly occurred when Jaime was a seminarian at Mount Angel Abbey. Referred to as a former Benedictine priest. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Karath William 1971 P Settled Diocesan Ordained for the Diocese of Columbus, OH. Moved to the Archdiocese of Portland in 1975; incardinated there in 1979. Died 1/11/03. Private settlement of $225K between a man and archdiocese was announced and finalized in 5/11. The man alleged sexually inappropriate behavior against him as a boy by Karath while the priest was assigned to Holy Trinity in Bandon 1989-2002. Portland, OR Source:
Catholic Sentinel 01.17.03; Bandon Western World 05.26.11
Assignments:
N/A
Kiernan Patrick 1952 P Sued Diocesan Ordained in Ireland. Spent 45 years of his priesthood in Oregon. Accused in a lawsuit filed in federal court of sexually abusing a girl on at least 70 occasions during a 2-3 year period, beginning when she was 17. Kiernan died in 1997 in Ireland. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Larkin John E. 1931 P Sued Diocesan A man filed civil suit in 2004 alleging abuse by Larkin at age 12 on one occasion, at St. Luke's in Woodburn. Died 8/1/95. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.05.95; The Oregonian 05.28.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Laughlin
Thomas B. 1948 P Convicted Diocesan Accused of sexually abusing 20-40 boys during 1967-96. Numerous civil suits filed; several settled. Convicted at least once. Sentenced to 1 year in jail in 1983. Abused on way to treatment in New Mexico. Laicized in 1988. Ten men each sued Laughlin in 2004. Additional suit filed in 8/07 by a man alleging abuse beginning in 1960. Laughlin died 3/1/13 in Omaha. Another claim filed in 2007 claimed abuse in 1979; this person was later convicted of filing at least 4 false claims in Portland, Spokane, Covington and Tucson and was sentenced 6/11/14 to 33 months in prison. Portland, OR Source:
United Press International 08.30.83; United Press International 08.29.86; Gazette Times 05.08.02; Sunday Oregonial 05.19.02; Oregonian 06.30.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian 05.28.04; Seattle Times 09.23.04; Oregonian 03.13.05; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.07.07; The Oregonian 08.02.07; The Oregonian 04.17.08; Final Report on Document Arbitration 11.24.08; The Oregonian 03.28.13; The Oregonian 04.19.13; The Oregonian 10.08.13; The Oregonian 06.11.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Luke Mary   N Sued Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows Accused, along with an unnamed priest, of molesting a 10-year-old boy in 1958 at St. Mary's Home for Boys, an orphanage and care facility. Luke denied the allegations, saying that at the time of the alleged abuse she did not work in the building where the abuse was said to have occurred. In 2006 the plaintiff was to file suit in federal court. Luke was retired but not on restrictions - her order did not believe the allegations. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
MacNaughton John 1946 ? P Sued Diocesan A man filed a civil suit in 2004 claiming abuse as a boy by MacNaughton in 1967, at what later was St. Mary's Home for Boys in Beverton. The man died by suicide in 2005, just prior to mediation in case. MacNaughton is deceased. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 10.12.04; The Oregonian 08.17.05; The Oregonian 08.29.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Marie Genevieve   N Sued Sisters of St. Francis A man and a woman, both 60, alleged in an 8/07 civil suit that Sister Genevieve Marie, a nun and teacher at St. James School in McMinnville, engaged in acts of physical and mental cruelty toward them in the mid- to late 1950s. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.02.07; Statesman Journal 08.03.07; Catholic Sentinel 08.09.07
Assignments:
N/A
Mary Anne Patricia   N Sued null In civil suit that was to be filed 8/3/07, a man who was born in 1955 alleged that Sister Patricia Mary Anne, a nun and teacher at the Madeline Parish School in Portland, sexually abused him as many as 100 times over a two-year period beginning in 1964. The school was run by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM). Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.02.07; Statesman Journal 08.03.07; Catholic Sentinel 08.09.07
Assignments:
N/A
McCarthy James   ? P Accused Diocesan Accused by a woman of fondling her at least once in 1950 or 1951 when she was a very small child. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
McCray Gerald   ? P Settled Diocesan At least one complaint of abuse was made to the archdiocese sometime 1986-1995. Shown as "absent on sick leave" per 1989 and 1990 volumes of the Official Catholic Directory. No ordination date noted. Archdiocese paid $137,500 to settle case in 2003. "Terminated" from ministry in 1990. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 06.24.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07
Assignments:
N/A
McDowell
Archibald M. 1933 P Settled Congregation of Holy Cross Taught at University of Portland 1949-59. Accused of molesting an 11-year-old boy in 1956. In 1958 the Provincial of the order wrote to McDowell noting two canonical warnings already on his record, one of which was for fondling two high school boys. Sued prior to 7/02 by a boy he allegedly molested in 1956. Archdiocese paid $10K in 2003 to settle one claim. Also taught in Austin, TX. On the order's list 6/12/19. It notes multiple allegations received1949-50s of abuse occurring in OR, IN, and LA. Permanently removed from ministry in 1962. Died 1994. On New Orleans' list in 6/19. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; Congregation of Holy Cross List 06.12.19; The Advocate 06.27.19; KXAN 01.31.20
Assignments:
Archdiocese of New Orleans Revised List 12.08.20
McKean Louis F. 1947 P Settled Trappist/Cistercian Accused by a woman of abusing her in 1972-73 when she was a minor and McKean was assigned to Queen of Peace parish in Portland. The archdiocese settled the claim in 2003 for $750K. It is unknown if a suit was actually filed. Also had assignments in NV and WY. McKean was 86 when he died 4/5/05. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
McLeod J. William < 1938 P Settled Diocesan Civil suit filed in 2001, settled in 2002. Plaintiff said McLeod molested him 50 times 1938-41. Another man claimed abuse but did not sue; he did provide a deposition in the existing legal case. A second civil suit in 6/02 alleged that the plaintiff was abused as a child at St. Mary's School in Medford more than a dozen times 1954-57. The senior pastor allegedly walked in during one episode of abuse but failed to take action. At least 14 accusers in all. McLeod died in 1969. Portland, OR Source:
Associated Press 07.27.01; Mail Tribune 12.21.01; Oregonian 03.17.02; Mail Tribune 03.22.02; KGW (AP) 05.25.02; KGW (AP) 05.25.02; KGW (AP) 06.13.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Mail Tribune 07.07.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
McSorley
James P. 1946 P Settled Oblates of Mary Immaculate Philippines missionary for 15 years, then moved often. Worked in Dioceses of Oakland CA, Monterey CA, Boise City ID, Great Falls-Billings MT, and Archdioceses of Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Miami FL, and as an Army chaplain in Germany. Last name sometimes spelled "McSorely" in the Catholic Directories. Accused in 2002 suit of molesting a boy in 1964 at St. Alice's in Springfield, OR. Also accused of abuse in 1960s when in Germany. Archdiocese paid $100K to settle a claim in 2003. In 2018 a man told reporters McSorley abused him and other boys in Boise when he was age 12, 1971-72. He said he told the diocese in 1993 and again in 2000. McSorley died 5/27/05 . Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On Boise's list 10/19. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Catholic Voice 06.20.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Herald Net 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; Edmonds Beacon 01.16.16; Idaho Statesman 05.24.18; Idaho Statesman 05.24.18; Idaho Statesman 05.24.18; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; Diocese of Boise List 10.24.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Michele
Robert 1955 P Sued Paulist Worked in Austin TX, Portland OR, and in missions throughout the US. Accused of sexually assaulting a girl in OR beginning in 1964. The 'relationship' continued beyond her 18th birthday in 1965, until 1969. She filed suit in federal court. Michele retired in 2004. The Paulists announced in 11/18 that it had received a "credible and substantiated allegation" of abuse of a minor female, occurring when he was assigned to St. Philip Neri parish in Portland 1964-68, and 1972-73. The Order said, too, that there was a previous allegation, in 2002, of sexual misconduct with another minor female, found at the time to be inconclusive. Michele, age 90 in 11/18, was living in a skilled nursing facility and prohibited from ministering as a priest. On Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. On Baltimore list 12/14/18. On Paulists' list 3/08/19. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06; Paulist Fathers Statement 11.01.18; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 12.14.18; Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19
Minh
Vincent 1968 P Accused Redemptorist Minh arrived in Portland from Vietnam in 1972 to pursue a master's degree. He soon began helping the Archdiocese with the Asian community and became very well known. In 3/01 allegations were made that he had raped a woman in 1983 and molested two young girls in the 1980s. The Order sent him for treatment and later to Redemptorist residences in Chicago IL, then Oakland CA. His priestly functions were permanently removed. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 07.07.01; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Doherty Aloysius A. 1940 P Sued Diocesan Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl in 1950. May have worked at one time with convicted abuser Rev. Thomas Laughlin. Portland, OR Source:
Statesman-Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
O'Flynn Patrick   ? P Accused Diocesan Accused of molesting a girl over 100 times 1962-1970, beginning when the girl was age 10, at Blessed Sacrament in Portland. His status is unknown as of 11/06. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
O'Reilly Patrick Joseph 1906 P Accused Jesuit As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. O'Reilly's name is included on this list. Died 5/26/58. Name on Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1945,1947, 1949, reported in 2009. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Orso-Manzonetta Aldo Carlo 1950 P Settled Diocesan In civil suit(s) in 2000, Orso-Manzonetta was accused of abusing four altar boys betwee 1958 and 1974. Suit(s) settled in 2001 for undisclosed sums. Orso-Manzonetta died in 1996. At least six other victims came forward but did not join the suit. Archdiocese has paid more than $1.6M since 1997 to settle seven claims. A 1994 psychological evaluation was released 11/25/08. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 08.08.00; Associated Press 07.27.01; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.07.07; Register-Guard 06.08.07; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; NY Times 05.05.10
Assignments:
N/A
Patrick
Michael T. 1983 P Sentenced Diocesan From Sri Lanka. Began work in the Portland OR diocese in 1998. On Tribunal. Worked in several parishes. Named pastor of St. Wenceslaus in Scappoose OR in 2012. Charged in 3/15 with luring for attempting to get a 14-year-old girl into his car as she walked home from school in Vancouver OR. Girl fled and was able to describe the man and provide police his car license number. He denied the allegations. Arrested at Los Angeles airport 4/8/14 upon return from a visit to Australia. Archdiocese removed him from duties when he was arrested. Pled guilty 5/6/16 to attempted luring. Sentenced to 1 year in jail; given credit for 23 days served and 244 days were suspended. Was to serve remaining time in a work-release program. Portland, OR Source:
Catholic Sentinel 04.11.14; KGW 04.11.14; KPTV Fox 12 04.11.14; The Oregonial 04.11.14; NT News (Australia) 04.13.14; KOIN6 04.14.14; KGW 04.15.14; KOIN 04.25.14; The Columbian 04.25.14; Catholic Sentinel 07.27.14; Catholic Sentinel 11.12.14; Columbian 05.10.16; Chronicle 05.11.16; Oregonian 05.11.16; SNAP 05.11.16; KOMO 05.24.16; The Columbian 06.10.16
Assignments:
Chronicle 05.11.16
Penna
Sylvester D. 1948 P Accused Jesuit As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Penna's name is included on this list. Died 1/08/74. On Diocese of Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, with "Sexual abuse of a minor: 1951-57?", reported in 2009. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Great Falls Tribune 08.16.17; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Perez
Angel Armando 2002 P Convicted Diocesan From Mexico. Attended seminary in Oregon; ordained there. Arrested 8/13/12 after a 12-year-old boy told police Perez touched him inappropriately and took pictures of him the night before. Charged with first degree sex abuse, using child in display of sexually explicit conduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Removed without privileges from St. Luke's in Woodburn after arrest. (Perez' best friend in seminary was Uriel Ojeda, convicted in 7/13 of molesting a girl.) Perez pled guilty 4/1/13. Sentenced to 75 months in prison. Civil suit filed in 4/14. Archdiocese settled in 12/15. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.05.02; KATU 08.13.12; The Oregonian 08.13.12; The Oregonian 08.13.12; KATU 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; The Oregonian 08.14.12; Catholic News Agency 08.17.12; The Oregonian 08.17.12; Statesman Journal 08.18.12; The Oregonian 08.18.12; The Oregonian 08.20.12; The Oregonian 08.20.12; Archbishop's Statement in Catholic Sentinel 08.23.12; The Oregonian 08.24.12; The Oregonian 08.25.12; The Oregonian 08.31.12; Fox 12 09.18.12; Modesto Bee 10.10.12; Statesman Journal 04.01.13; the Oregonian 04.01.13; Statesman Journal 04.02.13; WNYT 04.02.13; Courthouse News Service 04.24.14; Raw Story 04.24.14; The Oregonian 04.24.14; Catholic Sentinel 04.25.14; Portland Tribune 04.30.14; Portland Tribune 12.10.15; SNAP 12.10.15
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Perone
Rocco Francis 1949 P Settled Paulist Accused of molesting more than a dozen boys 1951-56 in OR. Accused in 1956 of molesting a boy in Casper, WY. Sued in 2001 and again in 2002. Also accused of abuse in Austin, TX where he worked 1957-88. Sent to treatment. Worked in other dioceses across the country. Portland archdiocese paid more than $2.8M in 2003-04 to settle most claims. Died 5/5/92. On the Beaumont diocese's list updated 4/24/19. On the Cheyenne diocese's list 6/12/19. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes multiple cases 1950-56 in OR, reported in 2002, a report in 2018 of alleged abuse in OK 1958-62 and a report in 2019 of alleged abuse in TX 1968-70. On Oklahoma City archdiocese's list 10/3/19. Died 5/5/92. Portland, OR Source:
KGW (AP) 04.22.02; Austin American Statesman 04.23.02; Oregonian 04.23.02; Daily Texan 04.24.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Archdiocese of Portland News Release 07.26.02; Austin American-Statesman 01.06.04; KGW (AP) 05.25.06; Seattle Times (AP) 05.26.06; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Register-Guard 04.19.07; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.06.07; The Oregonian 06.07.07; Associated Press 05.14.10; Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19; Diocese of Beaumont List Updated 04.24.19; Port Arthur News 04.25.19; Diocese of Cheyenne List 06.12.19; Archdiocese of Oklahoma City List 10.03.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19; Archdiocese of Oklahoma City List Updated 01.21.20
Plocinski Leonard E. 1954 P Sued Diocesan A man filed a federal suit in 5/10 alleging that Plocinski groomed him and then raped him in the 1970s at age 8 or 9. Plocinski was assigned to St. Phillip's Catholic Church in Dallas, OR at the time of the alleged abuse. Plocinski died in 1995. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 05.20.10
Assignments:
N/A
Price Dolores M.   N Sued Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus Sr. Theresa Joseph. Accused in a 5/04 suit of "serious and severe sexual conduct" with a 6-year-old boy, 15-25 times, in 1972-73. She died 9/19/08. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 05.28.04; Phillycom Obit 09.22.08
Assignments:
N/A
Raleigh Edmund or Michael J.   ? P Sued Diocesan A/K/A "Friar" Raleigh. May actually be accused priest Michael J. Raleigh. No evidence found in the Official Catholic Directory of Edmund Raleigh, but Michael is indexed and listed. There was a Rev. Edmond Bliven at the parish in question in 1956, per the Directory. "Edmund" Raleigh was accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/02 of abusing a boy, beginning in 1956 when the boy was age 12 or 13, at St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. Per the plaintiff, Raleigh and Rev. Martin Doherty abused him and also forced him to watch as they engaged in group sex with other minors. Michael Raleigh was accused by four men of forced sexual acts as children or young teens in the 1950s. Numerous parish assignments, Dean,Tribunal judge. Absent on Leave 1951-56. Died in 4/12/79. Portland, OR Source:
Statesman Journal 05.02.02; Statesman Journal 05.13.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record for Michael Raleigh
Raleigh
Michael J. or Edmund 1936 P Accused Diocesan May be the same individual as "Friar" Raleigh or "Edmund Raleigh" accused in 2002, based on assignments and date of death. Four men accused Rev. Michael Raleigh of forcing them to engage in various sexual acts when they were children or young teens in the 1950s. Michael Raleigh had numerous parish assignments, was a Dean and Tribunal judge. Absent on Leave 1951-56. Died in 4/12/79. No evidence found in the Official Catholic Directory of Edmund Raleigh. There was a Rev. Edmond Bliven at the parish in question in 1956, per the Directory. "Edmund" Raleigh was accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/02 of abusing a boy, beginning in 1956 when the boy was age 12 or 13, at St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. Per the plaintiff, Raleigh and Rev. Martin Doherty abused him and also forced him to watch as they engaged in group sex with other minors. Portland, OR Source:
Statesman Journal 05.02.02; Statesman Journal 05.13.02; Oregonian 07.07.02; Oregonian Table 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Riffel Claude 1940 ? P Sued OFM Franciscan A suit filed in 2/09 alleged abuse of a youth at St. Francis Minor Seminary in Troutdale, OR in the early 1960s. Riffel was dean of discipline for the school and would allegedly call the teenager out of class to abuse him. Also believed to have abused in Santa Barbara, CA 1941-42 and 1975-76. Died in 1977. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he was assigned in 1968. Portland, OR Source:
Oregon Live (AP) 02.11.09; San Jose Mercury News 02.11.09; Ernesto C v Franciscans, Cause No 1337577, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v Franciscans, Cause No 1338070, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 11.03.09; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Las Cruces List Updated 06.24.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Rodakowski Louis G. 1942 P Settled Diocesan Accused in 2005 by a woman of sexually abusing her as a girl. He denied abuse, admitted to 'improper touch'. Placed on leave. Per a news report in 11/06, two individuals had accused Rodakowski, one of abuse in 1948 and the other 1961-63. Retired in 1977. Continued to guest-preach in two parishes as late as 1997 and 2002. Was honored for 61 years as a priest and 90th birthday in 2003. Personnel documents released in 11/08. Died 1/24/10. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; Register-Guard 11.26.08; Register-Guard 11.27.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Rudin
Remy 1949 P Sued OFM Franciscan Accused by at least eight people in lawsuits filed in 2004 of abuse when they were minors at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in OR. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes alleged sexual abuse of minors 1965-75, reported in 2004 and 2017. Rudin died in 1991. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 04.13.04; The Oregonian 10.12.04; The Oregonian 09.08.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Ernesto C v Franciscans, Cause No 1337577, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v Franciscans, Cause No 1338070, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 11.03.09; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Assignments:
Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Ryan Edmund K. 1965 P Accused Dominican Accused of abusing in Eugene, OR. In 2005 the Order acknowledged a single credible allegation that Ryan had touched a high school boy over his clothing 22 prior. Removed from public ministry. Also worked in the Oakland CA diocese. Last known location was St. Albert's Priory in Oakland. Portland, OR Source:
ABC7 04.06.05; Associated Press 04.07.05; ABC7 10.14.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
Assignments:
N/A
Ryan
Robert   B Settled Marist Died in 4/17. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 10/27/20 of sexually abusing a boy 1975-77. The boy was a student at Marist High in Eugene OR and Ryan was a vice-principal. His accuser said Ryan also abused other students. Transferred around 1978, per another suit, to Marist High in Chicago IL. This suit was filed in 3/21 by a man alleging abuse as a student in the early 1980s at St. Mary's College Prep in Manhasset, NY, where Ryan was assigned around 1979. The abuse allegedly began when the man was age 13, went on for two years, and included sodomy and plying the boy with drugs and alcohol. Numerous other students were also allegedly abused. Abuse is said to have included sadomasochism. The plaintiff had received settlements from the school in 1993 and in 2006. The suit seeks to void the earlier settlements, and claims fraud. Portland, OR Source:
Register-Guard 10.28.20; Newsday 03.13.21; Chicago Sun-Times 05.07.21
Assignments:
N/A
Schwartz
John 1981 P Settled Jesuit Accused in 1997 of of abuse of a Jesuit High School student 1986-87 in Portland, Oregon. Reportedly left the Jesuits and became a San Francisco archdiocesan priest. Sued in 2005. Took voluntary leave. Suit settled for $95K in 11/05. Per 11/06 news, Schwartz was being returned to active ministry after the archdiocese deemed the accusations not credible. Chaplain at St. Anne's Home in San Francisco (a Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor) 2007-11. Not indexed in the Catholic Directory past 2011. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian 10.07.05; CBS 5 10.25.05; Marlin Independent Journal 10.26.05; Oregonian 11.14.05; Oregonian 11.30.05; Marin Independent Journal 12.01.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; KTVU 11.28.06; Marin Independent Journal 11.28.06; Fresno Bee 11.29.06; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Scott Vincent   P Accused Jesuit As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Scott's name is included on this list. Per the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, claims against Scott were reported in 2009, of abuse in 2000. He was dismissed 6/12/00. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Senko Martin Richard 1956 P Accused Diocesan In 1/93 a woman came forward to archdiocesan officials, alleging abuse by Senko 1965-69, when she was a North Catholic High School student and he was a teacher, then principal. She said she spoke with a few priests about it at the time, but the abuse continued. He resigned as pastor of St. Peter's in Portland in 3/93 and was sent for treatment. He denied touching the girl "consciously or unconsciously." He did admit to relationships with adult women. Returned to ministry. Administrator 1994-98 of St. Andrew in Cornelius. Retired in 1998. Removed from public ministry in 5/02. Died in 12/04. Documents from file released 11/08. Portland, OR Source:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08
Assignments:
N/A
Smith Anthony 1984 P Sued Redemptorist A man filed civil suit in 2003 alleging abuse by Smith in the mid-1980s, at Holy Redeemer Church in Portland. The abuse allegedly occurred on multiple occasions, and included sodomy, oral sex and fondling. At the time the suit was filed, Smith was working as chaplain at Newman House at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. He was immediately placed on leave. He had been in Stockton for two years. Smith's personnel file shows that in 4/86, he admitted to his superiors that he had "problems" with young boys, had solicited two minors the previous summer and was strongly attracted to a 14-year-old boy. Treatment was recommended and he was sent to his Order in San Francisco, who relayed that they knew of Smith's problems. Added to Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 12.13.03; The Oregonian 06.24.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07
Assignments:
Diocese of Stockton Revised List 11.12.20
Sprauer
Michael 1972 P Settled Diocesan Accused of abusing as many as 20 teenage boys at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility 1972-75. Sued in 2002 and 2003. Sprauer denied the charges. Archdiocese settled with 15 plaintiffs for total of $600K. Suit(s) going to trial in 5/07 against Sprauer and the State of Oregon. Found guilty of abuse of two of three plaintiffs 5/17/07; jury awarded $1.4M in damages. In 7/07 the state agreed to pay $1,050,000 to 14 plaintiffs. Ethics complaint were filed against plaintiff's attorney in 2012 over his handling of cases; his license was suspended in 8/14 for 90 days. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 06.10.03; Statesman Journal 10.06.04; OregonLive (AP) 05.11.05; The Oregonian 08.17.05; The Oregonian 08.29.05; KGW (AP) 05.25.06; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Statesman Journal 04.18.07; The Oregonian 04.18.07; Statesman Journal 04.19.07; Statesman Journal 04.29.07; Statesman Journal 05.02.07; The Oregonian 05.03.07; Statesman Journal 05.05.07; Statesman Journal 05.08.07; Statesman Journal 05.09.07; Statesman Journal 05.16.07; Statesman Journal 05.17.07; Statesman Journal 05.17.07; Statesman Journal 07.21.07; Statesman Journal 07.22.07; Statesman Journal 02.06.12; Houston Chronicle 08.22.14; Oregonian 08.22.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
St. Arnaud Pacome/Jocelyn 1952 P Sued Benedictine Accused in 2002 by three men of sexually abusing them as minors in the 1970s. In a civil suit filed in 5/02, the plaintiff said he told other priests in 1971 that he had been abused. After that disclosure, St. Arnaud was transferred to another parish where he allegedly abused the other two plaintiffs. These men filed suits in 11/02. Also history of abuse in Canada before transfer to Portland. Another suit filed in 2005. St Arnaud died 9/22/92 (spelled St. Arnoud the 1993 Directory.) Portland, OR Source:
Statesman Journal 05.03.02; Statesman Journal 05.13.02; The Oregonian 07.07.02; Statesman Journal (Salem, OR) 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; KTVZ 04.22.08
Assignments:
N/A
St. Hilaire
Theodore J. 1967 P Accused Jesuit As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. St. Hilaire's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1971-72. Portland, OR Source:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Steigerwald
Philip 1976 P Settled Diocesan A man sued the archdiocese in 2002 alleging that he had been abused by Steigerwald in 1978 on a long trip. The suit alleges the archdiocese knew prior to the abuse that Steigerwald was a danger to teenage boys and failed to notify parishioners. Plaintiff's attorney said Steigerwald left the church "under less than honorable circumstances" in 1981. Per diocese spokesman, he just took a leave of absence. Steigerwald died in 1992 after being struck by a car. Archdiocese paid $450K in 2003 to settle the suit. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 08.30.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Dialog 02.20.10
Assignments:
N/A
Sullivan Gregory   ? P Sued Diocesan A civil suit filed in 2004 by a man alleged that he was abused by Sullivan at about age 15 in 1981 at St. Peter's in Portland. Sullivan was a priest in the archdiocese 1979-84. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 05.28.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Assignments:
N/A
Susbauer Michael 1966 P Accused Diocesan Left ministry in 1971. Accused of sexually molesting a minor in 1968 or 1969. Portland, OR Source:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Thatcher
John R. 1947 P Accused Jesuit Thatcher entered the Jesuits in 1934 and worked in various cities, including Spokane. After ordination, he continued to work in Spokane and then Portland 1957-73 and 1981-94. Accused of showing a 6-year-old boy pornography and sexually abusing him in 1963. Thatcher died in 2003. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 10.16.00; Spokesman Review 11.26.03; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Thielen Martin H. 1935 P Settled Diocesan Accused in a 2002 civil suit of molesting a boy in the late 1950s and early '60s. The plaintiff said he told another priest, Thomas Laughlin (later convicted of molesting boys), and Laughlin told him to keep quiet. Thielen retired in 1995. Had been superintendent of Catholic schools in the archdiocese, principal of Central Catholic and an ecclesiastical court judge. The archdiocese paid more than $1.8M in 2003 to settle three cases. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 10.16.00; The Oregonian 06.28.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by the Archdiocese 11.25.08
Assignments:
N/A
Unnamed John Doe (in Oregon)   P Sued Diocesan Per 2002 list, this is an unidentified priest who was accused of molesting a 10-year-old boy at a week-long spiritual retreat at Camp Howard between 1968 and 1970. A civil suit was pending against this unidentified priest as of 7/02. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02
Assignments:
N/A
Unnamed Revs. M,T,R   P Sued Diocesan These three priests from All Saints and at least one other Portland parish are accused of abusing a girl from 1950s to 1960s when she was ages 3-18. A civil suit was pending as of 7/7/02. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02
Assignments:
N/A
Vogt
Emmerich 1978 P Sued Dominican Western Province Domincan. Former provincial. Prior of St. Albert's Priory, Chapel and Seminary in Oakland CA; Director Shrine of St. Jude in San Francisco.Taught high school in OR and in Los Angeles CA. Former pastor and prior of Holy Rosary parish in Portland OR. Accused in a 2/16 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old boy altar boy in 1987. Plaintiff said he told other priests who told him he must obey Vogt. Vogt denied the abuse. The plaintiff dropped the suit in 5/17 after his brothers testified that they were altar boys with him, and that there was no abuse. Portland, OR Source:
KATU 02.26.16; KATU 03.19.16; 12 Step Review accessed 04.25.16; KRON 04.26.16; Catholic Sentinel 05.03.17
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wachter
Carl 1939 P Settled Diocesan In 2001 two sisters filed suit alleging that they were abused at ages 7 and 8 by Wachter. The girls were staying at Christie School in Maryhurst. They said a a nun saw the abuse and did nothing. Wachter died in 1992. Archdiocese paid $440K in 2003 to settle the claims. Portland, OR Source:
The Oregonian 01.16.92; The Oregonian 11.06.01; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Sunday Oregonian 0 10.07.07
Assignments:
N/A
White
Cosmas 1961 P Settled Benedictine Prior to 7/02, a man filed suit alleging that White abused him during the 1964-65 school year at Mount Angel Seminary Prep School. White "retired" without privileges after the suit was filed. Suit settled "for a nominal amount of money" two months after it was filed. Per news in 9/04, the order cleared White of the molestation charges and he was to be allowed to resume public ministry. Review board found no evidence to support the allegation. Died 4/27/17. Portland, OR Source:
Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Statesman Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 09.04.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Unger Funeral Chapel Obituary accessed 11.12.20
Assignments:
N/A


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