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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
Fagione (Faggioni)Ernest1947PSettledSalesianCorrect spelling of last name is Faggioni per the 1989 Catholic Directory. Died in 2006. Believed to be one of several religious accused of abuse of minors at residential centers Madonna Manor or Hope Haven. At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with Archdiocese in Fall, 2009. New Orleans, LASource:
Times Picayune 06.18.00; Times Picayune 06.16.06; Times Picayune 03.11.10
Fahy
Murty M.1958PAccusedOblates of St. Francis de SalesAccused in 2006 of abuse of 1 girl in mid 1990s at his church's elementary school. He was also teacher at local High school. He died in 2001. Police conducted investigation but were unable to substantiate the allegations. Diocese officials still investigating as of 01/07. Civil suit filed 12/06 by 1 woman alleging abuse from age 5-11. Plaintiff dismissed suit 11/07.Stockton, CASource:
News-Sentinel 04.24.06; Amherst Times 04.25.06; The Record 04.25.06; Lodi News-Sentinel 01.03.07; Lodi News-Sentinel 01.04.07; Tracy Press 01.04.07; Stockton Record 01.13.07; News-Sentinel 11.29.07; Stockton Record 11.29.07; California Catholic Daily 12.07.07
FaillaAnthony J.1956PAccusedDiocesanFailla is accused of abusing a youth in mid 1970s. Boy lived in rectory because his mother had died. Three nuns say they told officials of diocese in 1996. He was told to stop working as a priest and to undergo counseling. He left the parish in 1997 (citing personal health reasons). Later surfaced in Florida where the Brooklyn Diocese told Palm Beach Bishop of allegations. Sued in Oct. 2003 in large suit re multiple priests.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Daily News 07.01.97; NY Times 03.15.02; Palm Beach Post 03.19.02; Sun-Sentinel 03.22.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04
FairbairnFrank E.1969PSuedDiocesanFairbairn died 9/2000 after 31 yrs as a priest. Left position as chaplain at Northeastern Univ. to go to Peru and work as priest from 1994 to 1999. Per 1/03 articles, Fairbairn was named as abuser for first time in recent lawsuit. He was accused of abusing one man, then 14, in 1970. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.15.00; Boston Globe 01.30.03; The Day 01.30.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Taunton Daily Gazette 08.26.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Faletti
Stephen L.1983PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002 a youth worker (later fired by Dicoese) reported complaints about conduct of Faletti and another priest at Seminary for high school boys in 1991. Per diocese, Faletti was removed from active priesthood in the mid-1990s after credible accusationsthat he had molested children. Absent on leave per 2002 Catholic Directory.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Boston Globe 4.5.02
Fallert
Francis "Frank" J.1952PSuedJesuitPlaintiffs filed 43 suits 1/09 against Jesuit Order and its former provincial alleging that Order knew of abusive priests in Alaska and did nothing to stop them. One woman in the suit alleged abuse by Fallert at St. Michael's Church in 1956-1957. Died 6/90. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.Fairbanks, AKSource:
USA Today 06.08.90; Anchorage Daily News 01.14.09; James Doe 59 et al v Society of Jesus, Oregon Province et al, Alaska Superior Court, 4th Judicial District at Bethel, 01.14.09; KGW (AP) 01.14.09; KIRO 01.14.09; Seattle Times 01.14.09; Seattle Times 01.15.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Pilot Station - Saint Charles Spinola Catholic Church Website 01.25.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
FallonJohn J.1955PConvictedDiocesanArrested 9/85 on charges of mailing child pornography (pictures of boy under 14) to photo lab for developing. Other pictures of boys from town where Fallon was assigned were also found at rectory. Pleaded guilty 12/85 and sentenced to 5 yrs probation,including six months of psychiatric therapy. Lived in New Mexico "on sick leave" from 1989-2000. Moved to Syracuse retirement home but remained inactive. Syracuse Diocese said it had no knowledge of his past. Died 2/5/05.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
FindAGrave.com 2.5.05; Associated Press 09.18.95; Post-Standard (NY) 07.22.02; Watertown Daily Times 02.24.10
FalveyArthur A.< 1930PSettledJesuitIn 6/09, Jesuits settled claim by one man who alleged that Falvey raped him repeatedly over a four year period, beginning in 1954 when he was 7. Falvey was assigned to St. Ignatius Church in Sacramento at the time. He died in 1966. This was only accusation against him. Falvey is the brother of Fr. Mark Falvey who abused at least 10 children in CA and was the subject of a 2007 settlement by the Jesuits.Sacramento, CASource:
Sacramento Bee 06.05.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
FalveyMark A.1928PAccusedJesuitIn 2002 & 2003, 3 people accused him of abuse in 1950s-1960s. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Accused of abusing at least 10 children between 1959 and his death in 1975. Tentative settlement of $16 mil reached between 9 plaintiffs and Jesuit order in May, 2007. Two other claims remain unresolved. Brother of Fr. Arthur Falvey who also was accused of abuse in 2009 settlement of a separate case.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 4; Sacramento Bee 6.5.09; Fresno Bee 05.17.07; LA Times 05.18.07
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Falvey
Sinon F.1945PSuedDiocesanDied 2/7/05 at age 85. Pastor of St. Norbert Church in Orange from 1976-1989. Supervised abusers John Kenney and John Lenihan while there. He, himself, was named as abuser in civil suit file 6/25/09. Allegedly abused an altar boy from 1990-1992 after he retired. Plaintiff is now 29. SNAP reports being contacted by other victims.Oakland, CASource:
Obituary from FindAGrave.com 2.7.07; Orange County Weekly 06.29.09; Orange County Register 06.30.09
FarabaughClint1955PAccusedPrecious BloodAccused of abuse. DeceasedLos Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 4
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
FarabaughKenneth1963PAccusedDiocesanArchdiocese learned of allegations from 3rd party in 1993. Individual denied making the accusations and Farabaugh also denied so matter dropped. In 2000 the same individual met with archdiocese and provided detailed allegations of sexual abuse. Farabaugh was under investigation by police & diocese at time of his death in car accident in Dec. 2000 (his car ran off the road and struck a tree). Name appeared on Baltimore's 9/26/02 list of abusers.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 12.13.00; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 09.26.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
Farland
David M.1974PaccusedDiocesanPermanently removed from ministry in 2002. Name not publicly released until 3/06. Accusation of abuse of a minor in the early 1990s, according to the diocese. The matter was handled internally by his superiors who removed Farland from any ministry with access to minors according to Diocesan spokesman. On medical leave in 1994. Last assignment was St. Michael's cathedral. Admin. process found allegations credible. Life of Prayer & Penance. May be living in RISpringfield, MASource:
Statement by Diocese of Springfield 3.8.06; Republican 03.10.06; WPRI 03.10.06; Springfield Diocese List of Priests with Credible Allegations 08.30.11
FarmerDonald G.1963PArrestedDiocesanLeft priesthood in late 1960s and was laicized in 1972. Was working as marriage and family counselor in 2003 when he was arrested for 1966 abuse of 4 pre-teens. Charged with 14 felony counts. Charges dismissed in 2003 when CA law was overruled by Supreme Court. Named in civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 7.2.03; San Bernardino Sun 7.2.03; San Bernardino Sun 02.26.03; Press Enterprise 02.27.03; Fresno Bee 02.28.03; Press-Enterprise 07.12.03; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Farrell
George A.1996PAccusedDiocesanPrior to 1996 ordination, Farrell served as a Brother of Charity for 12 yrs. Placed on leave 5/03 and sent to a "supervised living facility" after being accused of an "isolated incident" of "inappropriate communication" over the Internet with a minor in 1997. Police and Div. of Youth and Family Services investigated. No criminal charges filed. Returned to duty by Bishop 10/04. Still active as of 3/13 at St. Joseph in North Plainfield, NJ.Metuchen, NJSource:
Home News Tribune 05.22.03; Star Ledger 05.22.03; Catholic Spirit 05.29.03; Home News Tribune 10.07.04
FarrellNolan BAccusedUnknownIncluded in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Farrell is one of 3 of the accused religious who is still alive in 2011. His current location is unknown.Boston, MASource:
Associated Press 01.19.11; BA.Org List of Boston Priests Not Previously Identified 01.19.11; Boston Channel 01.19.11; Herald News 01.19.11; Metrowest Daily News 01.19.11
Farrell
William J.1947PAccusedDiocesanFarrell retired in 1990 and died 9/99. His name appears on Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. At least one survivor has filed claim during Archdiocese bankruptcy in 2011-2012. He alleged abuse in 1973 when he was 11Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 3.3.12; NY Times 2.3.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 7.9.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 09.19.99; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Farrington
William C. BAccusedS.J. (Jesuit)Man told Jesuits in 2012 that he had been molested by Farrington at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose in the late 1960s. Farrington supervised students living on campus. School found accusations credible & publicly apologized to the accuser and sent letter to hundreds of former students. Farrington removed in 2002 from Loyola Marymount University after allegations from another student at Jesuit HS. Living under supervision at Los Gatos Retreat Center. SNAP says 4 others have come forward.San Jose, CASource:
CBS Sacramento 09.11.12; NBC Bay Area 09.11.12; San Jose Mercury News 09.11.12; Mercury News 09.12.12; Mercury Register 09.12.12; The Patch 09.12.12; UPI 09.13.12; Los Angeles Loyolan 09.17.12; Los Angeles Loyolan 09.17.12; Los Angeles Loyolan 09.20.12; Sacramento Bee 09.20.12; The Patch 09.26.12; Los Angeles Loyolan 09.27.12; Los Angeles Loyolan 09.28.12; Los Angeles Loyolan 10.01.12
FarrisJohn V. "Jack"1949PSuedVincentianAttended St. John's seminary in Kansas City and worked in nine Missouri parishes. Spent 7 yrs at St. John Seminary and/or Queen of Angels Seminary in CA. Sued 2003 in California. Accused of abuse of 1 youth from 1951-1954. Also worked in Denver. Died2003. Personnel file released 09/09/13. Major issues with alcoholism throughout entire career. Also worked in Cape Girardeau and Perryville, MO. Personnel file released 10/26/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
The Wander 01.08.04; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Daily News 09.09.13; SNAP Statement 09.12.13; SNAP Statement 09.16.13; East Missourian 09.20.13; SNAP Statement re Personnel File 10.25.13
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Farwell
Richard B.1981PConvictedDiocesanIndicted 8/02 on charges that he took indecent liberties with boy in mid-1980s. Diocese learned of charges in 1999. Farwell went to work at Food for the Poor in FL in 2000 with letter of reference from Bishop Curlin because he felt charges were not credible. Faculties were revoked 4/02. Officially still attached to Charlotte Diocese. Pleaded no contest to charges 11/04; sentenced to 180 days probation, counseling & community service. Civil suit filed 7/19/11. Diocese wants suit dismissed on SOL 2/11/12Charlotte, NCSource:
Charlotte Observer 8.6.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.18.02; Charlotte Observer 04.19.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.20.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Charlotte Observer 06.14.02; Charlotte Observer 11.04.04; Charlotte Observer (AP) 11.04.04; News Channel 36 07.19.11; Charlotte Observer 07.20.11; WSOC 07.20.11; Salisbury Post 07.21.11; Charlotte Observer 07.25.11; WCNC 02.11.12
Assignments:
Assignment record compiled by Law Firm
Fassbinder
Richard Wayne1953PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 1997 but privileges removed 4/02 after review board determined there was "reasonable cause" to suspect that he had sexually abused a male minor during his assignment at Prince of Peace Church. Abuse began in 1975 and ended in mid-1980s. Allegations first reported 12/01. Died 5/04. Name is also on 2003 Archdiocesan list of abusersChicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3.20.06 page 2; Chicago Tribune 5.9.04; Chicago Daily Herald 04.10.02; Chicago Sun Times 04.10.02; Chicago Tribune 04.10.02; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Chicago Sun-Times 06.15.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Fatooh
Charles George1985BSuedMarianistAccused in one 2006 suit of abuse of one student from 1973-1974 at Chaminade College Preparatory in Canoga Park. He was a brother on the staff at the time. Later left the order and was ordained a priest for the Monterey Diocese 8/24/85. Per the 2010 Monterey Directory he was still active priest at St. Joseph Church in Cayucos, CA. Order released his personnel file 7/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; Contra Costa Times 07.31.13; Personnel File released by Marianist Order 07.31.13
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
FaueGerald "Mathias"1951PSuedBenedictineWas at St. John's Abbey as religious brother in 1950. Ordained in 1951. Accused of abuse between 1965-1967. Named in at least 2 civil suits. Abuse was alleged at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Montebello, CA. Died 1/30/88. Some of his personnel files released 7/13 reference "his problem" or "difficulty." Buried at Saint Gregory Abbey Cemetery in Shawnee, OK.Los Angeles, CASource:
Behind the Pine Curtain - nd; FindAGrave 1988; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Contra Costa Times 07.31.13; LA Times 07.31.13
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
FayRobert D.1967PSuedDiocesanFay took "health leave for a heart condition" in 1988 but worked as a real estate agent. Woman filed suit 12/02 alleging that he abused her as a teen in 1970s. Said he provided her and others with alcohol and marijuana. Settled 2003. Files released 2/03 say church knew in 1980 that Fay had been arrested in NH for "drunkeness and use of narcotics" and that there were other allegations of misbehavior with youths. Involuntary laicization announced 2/12/05.Boston, MASource:
Middlesex Court case file 2002-02685; Boston Globe 12.27.02; Boston Globe 02.11.03; Patriot Ledger 02.11.03; Patriot Ledger 02.12.03; Boston Globe 10.08.03; The Enterprise 02.11.05; Boston Herald 02.12.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Metrowest Daily News 08.26.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Fedders
William J.1968PSuedDiocesanMan reported to Diocese in 1993 that Fedders had abused him 3 times in the year he was 14 yr old 8th grader. He offered to settle for $200K in 1994, and rejected Diocese's offer to pay for counseling in 1995. He then filed civil suit 6/02 and Fedders was finally removed. Permanently removed 9/04. Case dismissed by Court on SOL and Appeals court upheld dismissal. Not reported to police until 2004.Lexington, KYSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 6.7.02; Courier Journal 6.7.02; Lexington Herald Leader 6.3.05; Lexington Herald-Leader 6.4.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 06.12.02; Lexington Herald Leader 06.29.02; Associated Press 09.13.03; Lexington Herald-Leader 01.17.04; Lexington Herald-Leader 06.11.05; Lexington Herald-Leader 03.23.06
Federici
Martin J.1966PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave after suit filed 9/96 alleged that Federici sexually abused 12 yr old boy in confessional and rectory in 1981. 3 more lawsuits filed (two in 1996 and 1 in 1999) alleging abuse of 16 yr old, 13 yr old and another teenager. 1 settled 1999 and others in 2001. Add'l claim(s) settled 2003. Laicization announced 5/03. New suit filed in 2010 by convicted rapist who alleged abuse in 1976-1977.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Associated Press 8.5.99; Hartford Courant 3.9.01; Hartford Courant 3.9.02; Connecticut Law Tribune 05.19.97; Associated Press 05.24.99; Connecticut Post 03.17.02; Associated Press 05.11.02; Connecticut Post 10.18.02; Connecticut Post 11.13.02; Connecticut Post 05.28.03; Connecticul Post 10.16.03; Associated Press 10.17.03; Connecticut Post 11.24.09; News-Times 11.25.09; Connecticut Post 12.01.09
Assignments:
Hartford Courant 12.2.09 (add'l article); Connecticut Post 12.6.09 (add'l article); Connecticut Post 9.9.10 (add'l article); Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
FeehanVincent1977PSuedDiocesanFeehan was one of four priests charged with abuse of one boy. James Kilgour charged with actual abuse in 1987 litigation but Feehan, Joseph Chotin and Charles Fendin charged with sexual advances. Civil suit settled and dismissed 1991. Feehan was absent on leave per 1988 and 1990 Catholic Directories. He was not shown in 1995 edition.New Orleans, LASource:
UPI 12.19.87
Feely
Theodore1958PSuedConventual FranciscanFeely served in IL, CA and NV. In 2002, two men came forward to accuse Feely of abusing them when they were minors in Illinois between 1968-1972. One of the men filed 2/06 civil suit against the Rockford Diocese re 1969 abuse. Feely died in NV in1991.Rockford, ILSource:
Press-Enterprise (CA) 2.4.05; Rock River Times (Series) 7.20-26.05; Rock River Times 3.1-7.06; Rock River Times 8.3.05; Rock River Times Sept. 28-Oct 4 2005; Rockford Register Star 06.25.02; Press-Enterprise (CA) 01.19.05; Bondick Testimony 11.22.05; Chicago Tribune 02.24.06; Rockford Register Star 02.24.06
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
Feeney
John Patrick1952PConvictedDiocesanRemoved 1986. 18 parishes in 30 yrs. Convicted 2004. Sentenced 15 yrs prison--served 8. Released 11/11. Laicized 8/05. Also worked in NV. 1 claim in $660M LA archdiocese settlement 7/07. 1 suit filed in NV 1/08. Brothers from criminal case filed fraudcase against Diocese 1/08. WI trial held 5/12. Jury found Diocese committed fraud and awarded plaintiffs $700K. They dropped punitive damages claims. New Trial set for 5/13; settled 3/13 for $700K. Another trial in NV 10/12. $500K against Green Bay.Green Bay, WISource:
Collection of Articles prior to 10.10.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 10.11.12; Fox 11 11.02.12; Green Bay Post-Gazette 11.02.12; SNAP Statement 11.02.12; Wisconsin State Journal 11.02.12; Wisconsin State Journal 11.02.12; KOLO 11.03.12; Post Crescent 11.03.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.19.13; Press-Gazette 03.19.13; San Francisco Chronicle 03.19.13; WBAY 03.19.13; WHBY 03.19.13; Press-Gazette 03.21.13; SNAP Press Release 12.17.13; UPI 12.18.13; Mining Journal 12.24.13
Assignments:
SNAP Statement 3.22.13 (add'l article); WBAY 3.22.13 (add'l article); Wausau Daily Herald 3.22.13 (add'l article); We are Green Bay 3.22.13(add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
FeeneyLeonard PAccusedDiocesanCivil suit filed 1/08 alleges that Feeney abused one youth in 1950s at the former Saint Martin's High School in Lacey. Suit says abuse lasted for 1 1/2 yrs when Plaintiff was in 9th and 10th grades. Same plaintiff also alleges abuse by two Christian Brothers at Briscoe School in Kent when he was in 7th grade. 2nd suit filed 5/28/08 by 3 add'l plaintiffs alleging abuse in mid-late 1950s. Feeney died in 1980.Seattle, WASource:
The Olympian 01.22.08; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 01.23.08; The Olympian 05.30.08
Feeney
Thomas J.1937PSuedDiocesanSued at least twice. Accused of abuse in 1950s-1960s. Former vicar general of diocese; died 1981. Diocese admitted in 5/06 that allegations were credible. 4 additional suits filed 5/06. Civil trial began in 9/06 in a suit filed in 2005. Man testified that Feeney abused him for 6 years, beginning when he was about 6. Jury awarded Plaintiff $1.5M. Total of 15 accusers known with earliest date of abuse 1957.Davenport, IASource:
KTIV 9.6.06; Quad City Times 8.6.05; Sioux City Journal 9.8.06; WCF Courier 5,23,06; Des Moines Register 07.30.05; Quad City Times 07.30.05; Quad-City Times 01.26.06; Press-Citizen (AP) 05.12.06; Des Moines Register (AP) 09.13.06; Quad Cities Online 09.13.06; Des Moines Register 09.14.06; Des Moines Register 09.15.06; Sioux City Journal 09.15.06; Quad-Cities Online 09.18.06; Des Moines Register 10.12.06
Assignments:
Quad-City Times 7.10.08 (add'l article); Quad-City Times 7.18.08 (add'l article); Quad-City Times 10.19.12 (add'l article); BA.org Concise Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record; Catholic Messenger 7.17.08
Feeser
William "Bill"1977PAccusedDiocesanFeeser was retired for health reasons and living at Immaculate Conception Parish in Sacramento when he was removed by Diocese 10/11 after woman accused him of sexually molesting her at Our Lady of Assumption church in Carmichael when she was a minor in early 1980s. Sheriff's department says it has not yet been informed of allegations as of 11/1/11. Feeser was employed by Jesuit High School between 1982-1995 but alleged abuse took place prior to that date.Sacramento, CASource:
Sacramento Bee 10.24.11; The Patch 10.25.11; CBS Sacramento 11.01.11; KCRA 11.01.11; The Patch 11.01.11; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.03.11
Feit
John B.1959 ?PConvictedSt. Vincent de Paul SocietyIn 1962 he pleaded no contest to reduced charge of aggravated assault for grabbing a young woman in church in 1960. Shortly after the 1960 assault, he became prime suspect in rape/murder of another young woman in McAllen, TX. Never indicted (even after another grand jury investigation in 2004). Feit worked at Paraclete facility in N.M. for several years and placed many abusers in outside positions. Left order in 1972 and married.Brownsville, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 07.13.02; Associated Press 07.15.02; Dallas Morning News 11.03.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Dallas Morning News 10.16.03; Houston Chronicle 12.07.03; San Antonio Express News 06.10.04; Dallas Morning News 11.21.04; Dallas Morning News 11.21.04; Brownsville Herald 03.23.05; New York Daily News 04.24.05; Phoenix New Times 07.07.05; The Monitor 04.08.06; CNN 05.30.07; AZFamily 08.27.07; Crossland Foundation 08.25.08; City of Angels Blog 11.15.10; CNN 06.01.13; Daily Mail (UK) 06.02.13; NY Daily News 06.05.13; Monitor 02.28.14; CBS News 48 Hours 03.01.14; Monitor 03.03.14; SNAP Statement 03.03.14; Valley Central 03.03.14; Fox 2 03.04.14; Monitor 03.04.14; SNAP Statement 03.05.14; Valley Central 03.06.14; Brownsville Herald 03.07.14; Monitor 03.10.14; Valley Central 03.11.14; Monitor 03.13.14
Assignments:
CNN 5.31.13 (add'l article); CNN 6.1.13 (add'l article); CNN Timeline 6.1.13 (add'l article); Daily Mail (UK) 6.2.13 (add'l article); New York Daily News 6.5.13 (add'l article)
Feiten
John Richard1948PAccusedDiocesanFollowing a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bp. Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Feiten's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. No details of the allegations were included on the list. He retired from active ministry 6/00 and died 7/9/01Winona, MNSource:
Anderson & Assoc Press Release 12.16.13; Diocese of Winona Statement and List of Accused Priests with Assignments 12.16.13; Owatonna People's Press 12.16.13; Star Tribune 12.16.13; Winona Daily News 12.17.13
Feldhaus
Thomas F.1976PSuedDiocesanRemoved 2003. Accused of abuse of youth in 1979. Civil suit filed 3/04 by a different man alleging abuse from 1986-1991 at Our Lady of Victory. Still on administrative leave as of 2/07/07.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Archdiocese of Cincinnati Status Report 2.7.06; Cincinnati Post 12.05.03; Dayton Daily News 03.12.04; Cincinnati Enquirer 03.16.04; Dayton Daily News 04.22.07
FeldkampAngelo J.1968PAccusedNorbertineIn May, 2002 Feldkamp was placed on admin. leave by the Norbertine Order after allegations surfaced that he abused a child more than 25 years previously. At time he was suspended he was teaching at a high school. No info on where or when offense happended or whether it involved a boy or a girl.Green Bay, WISource:
Green Bay Press Gazette 05.08.02; Wisconsin State Journal (AP) 05.08.02
Feltman
Philip S.1966PAccusedDiocesanWoman complained in 2002 that Feltman had abused her when she was 9 in 1972 at St. Thomas Aquinas parish. Diocesan review board found accusations to be credible and Feldman was placed on leave 1/03. He denied all charges. A disciplinary panel was scheduled. The woman refused to appear before the local church inquiry board so matter was forwarded to the Vatican. In 7/03 Feltman was returned to duty after a Vatican council found that there wasn't enough evidence to support the claims. Retired 5/09.Toledo, OHSource:
Toledo Blade 07.20.03; Associated Press 07.27.03
Feminelli
John J.1987PSuedDiocesanFeminelli accused of buying presents for 15 yr old in exchange for wrestling matches. Feminelli was a deacon at time but was ordained even after charges made by boy and family. The family says church did not believe them and drove them away by circulating false info about them. Case dismissed in 1991 saying did not prove anything. He has retired from Corpus Christi Diocese as of 3/11.Corpus Christi, TXSource:
Court of Appeals Decision in Kelly v. Diocese of Corpus Christi, 13-91-287-CV, 05.14.92; Houston Chronicle 09.29.92; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02
Femminineo
Joseph P.1958PAccusedDiocesanKnown to have been working at all girls' Ladywood High School in Livonia, MI in 1985-1986 and 1986-1987. It was announced in 2002 that Femminineo resigned from St. Rita Parish in Holly MI 10/20/96 after old allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct involving minors. In 5/05 Archdiocese announced that Vatican had permanently barred him from any ministry.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 3.2.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 05.27.05; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05
FendinCharles PSuedDiocesanFendin and two other priests (Vince Feehan and Joseph Chotin) charged with making sexual advances towards student and showing him porno films. James Kilgour actually charged with sexual assault of student. Civil suit filed against all four in 1987 but settled and dismissed in 1991.New Orleans, LASource:
Baton Rouge State Times 12 .23.87; UPI 12.19.87
FenertyMartin BAccusedFSC - Brothers of the Christian SchoolsPer Fenerty's personnel file, a woman made a complaint of abuse against Br. Fenerty in April 2002. No date of abuse was stated and no litigation was filed. Woman alleged that Fenerty molested her on several occasions when she was between 5 1/2 - 12 yrsold. Abuse occurred in Santa Fe where Fenerty was teacher. Fenerty denied anything except an occasional hug. He was placed on leave and then "retired" but he is still active per 2007 article.El Paso, TXSource:
Doe vs. NOSF et al; El Paso Cty, No. 2003-847; Times Picayune 03.04.07
Feret
Francis S.1962PSuedDiocesanOne 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, PASource:
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)
FergusonGeorge "Fr. Fergie" PSuedDiocesanNamed as abuser of one youth when the boy attended St. Anthony's Parish in Missoula. No date for abuse is given. Claim is included in amended civil suit filed 9/29/11 against the Helena Diocese and Urseline Order of Nuns by multiple plaintiffs. He is deceased. Diocese originally claimed he was Jesuit, not diocesan, priest.Helena, MTSource:
Press Statement from Law Offices of Kosnoff Pllc; NBC Montana 10.26.11; PRNewswire 10.26.11; KFBB 10.27.11
FergusonIvan1970PSuedDiocesanIn 1993 civil suits, three men claim that as youths they were abused by Ferguson in 1970s. One suit was withdrawn and 2 were settled. In 3/02, he was still a priest but has no ministerial or teaching duties. At least 2 claims included in 10/05 $14M settlement with Archdiocese re 14 priests. Died 2002. 3 brothers filed separate suits in 8/07 & 11/07 alleging abuse in late 1970s. 2 more suits filed 7/08 re 1981 abuse. Diocese found negligent in 2012 civil trial before jury. $1M judgment for 1 plaintiff.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 3.9.02; Hartford Courant 03.11.93; Hartford Courant 03.28.93; Hartford Courant 11.01.05; NY Times 11.01.05; Hartford Courant 09.15.07; New Haven Register 09.17.07; Hartford Courant 11.14.07; New Haven Register 11.14.07; Waterbury Republican-American 11.14.07; Hartford Courant 07.10.08; Newsday 07.10.08; The Patch 08.12.11; Hartford Courant 01.24.12; Valley Independent Sentinel 01.25.12
Assignments:
Hartford Courant 1.26.12 (add'l article); Hartford Courant 1.27.12 (add'l article); Hartford Courant 1.31.12 (add'l article); Hartford Courant 2.1.12 (add'l article); Republic 2.10.12 (add'l article); Hartford Courant 2.10.12 (add'l article)
Fernandes
Mark E.2004PAccusedDiocesanOne 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, PASource:
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
FernandesStephen A.1976PConvictedDiocesanArrested 11/04 and placed on leave by diocese after computer repair technician found child pornography involving men and boys on his laptop computer and reported it to the Diocese. He was working at Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Bedford at time of his arrest. Also charged with exhibiting or posing at least one child engaged in a sexual act. Pleaded guilty and sentenced 11/05 to 8 months in prison, 4 yrs probation and $20K fine.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Herald 11.02.04; Cape Cod Times 11.02.04; Cape Cod Times 11.04.04; Boston Globe 11.09.04; Cape Cod Times 11.09.04; New Bedford Herald News 01.19.05; Boston Globe (AP) 09.27.05; Boston.com 11.28.05; Providence Journal 11.30.05; Standard-Times 02.15.06
FernandezFederico PSettledFranciscan1988 suit claims Fernandez abused two boys. Church promised to investigate and asked parents to keep quiet. Sent Fernandez for treatment. Suit is sealed. Older brother of victims says he was abused by same priest. Previously arrested for public indecency. Criminal charges dismissed. Civil suit settled 7/88, reportedly for more than $1M. In 2002 man says he told Archbishop Flores in 1983 about seeing Fernandez naked in a swimming pool with two girls aged 10 and 11. Active 5/11 in Bogota, Colombia.San Antonio, TXSource:
NY Times 6.9.11; San Antonio Express News 6.5.98; United Press International 02.19.88; United Press International 03.16.88; United Press International 03.17.88; United Press International 09.21.88; United Press International 01.13.89; United Press International 06.15.89; San Antonio Express News 07.26.97; San Antonio Express News 04.28.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; San Antonio Express News 06.22.03; templodesanfrancisco.com 05.29.11; San Antonio Express News 06.10.11; San Antonio Express News 06.11.11
Assignments:
San Antonio Current 6.15.11; BA.org Assignment Record
Fernandez
Manuel1952PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 2002 after being accused of inappropriate conduct with young girl in 1982. DA's office said matter was beyond statute of limitations. Diocese committee recommended he be removed. Returned to Spain where he was still active priest. Fernandez died at age 71 in 8/06.Trenton, NJSource:
Associated Press 6.7.02; Star-Leger 6.8.02; Trentonian 8.6.06; Dallas Morning News 03.16.05; Trenton Times 10.31.05; RichardSipe.com 04.17.07
FernandezMiguel A.1950PSuedDiocesanNamed as abuser of one youth in 2005 civil suit against the Archdiocese of Miami. In the suit, Plaintiff alleged abuse took place in the rectory of a West Palm Beach parish. He also alleged abuse by multiple other priests in the Archdiocese. and elsewhere. Suit settled in 2007. Fernandez died in April, 2004 per Necrology of Archdiocese of Miami accessed 11/4/12.Miami, FLSource:
Doe 20 v Archdiocese of Miami et al Cause No 10-64439CA32 02.16.05; Miami Herald 02.16.05; Doe 20 v Archdiocese of Miami Cause No 05-3433-CA-01 Docket 02.20.07
FernandoArthur (Arturo) N. PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 between 1973-1975. Named in at least 1 civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Fernando
Walter1973PSuedDiocesanOrdained in 1973 in Sri Lanka. Temp. priest in Los Angeles 1981. Incardinated in LA 1986. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of girl, age 17, from 1980-1981. Placed on leave 2004.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 1; LA Times 08.18.02; Los Angeles Times 01.14.04; Los Angeles Times 02.07.04
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Ferrante
Leonard A.1964PAccusedDiocesanIn 4/02 Cleveland Diocese listed Ferrante as no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. Ferrante was assigned to Borromeo seminary from 1968-1976. Several other alleged & proven perps were on staff there also. Shown as "absent on leave" in the 1988 Catholic Directory but does not appear in the 1990 edition.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ferrara (Ferrar)
Angelus "Phillip"1990PAccusedDiocesanFerrara, a member of the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton, was arrested 3/11 after an Allentown youth alleged that Ferrara had asked him on several occasions to massage Ferrara's private parts with his feet. Ferrara was assigned to Our Lady Of Solitude Retreat Home in Little Meadows. Removed without privileges 4/11 and is facing criminal charges. Out on bail but forbidden to live in a home with a child under 15. Now in Kansas. Sentenced 10/11 to 6 mo-2 yrs prison & fine.noneSource:
Times-Tribune 4.5.11; Times-Tribune 5.7.11; Daily Review 03.16.11; NECN 03.18.11; Statement by Catholic Diocese of Scranton 03.18.11; WBNG 03.18.11; Morning Call 03.21.11; Independent Weekender 03.24.11; WBNG 10.20.11; WNEB 10.20.11; Greek Reporter 10.21.11; Times-Tribune 10.21.11
Ferrario (Bp)
Joseph1951PSuedDiocesanOrdained a priest of the Sulpician order in in 1951 and started his career in Mountain View, CA. Moved to Hawaii in 1957 and became bishop in 1982. Accused in 1985 of abuse of 15 yr old boy beginning in 1975. 1991 civil suit dismissed due to SOL. Allegations "found to be groundless by an internal church investigation." He retired in 1993, and died 2003. New civil suit filed 2012 re abuse in 1973. He reported to Diocese in 1991 but nothing done. Named in three suits filed in 2013. Also named in new 2014 suit re abuse of one in 1968 or 1969 after youth told him he had been abused by Fr William Queenan.Honolulu, HISource:
Washington Times 11.06.89; Washington Times 08.14.91; Time Magazine 08.19.91; Houston Chronicle 09.27.92; Honolulu Advertiser 12.14.03; Honolulu Star 12.14.03; Honolulu Star-Bulletin 02.27.04; Freedom from Religion Foundation 10.07.04; Renew America 06.27.06; BishopAccountability list of U S Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08; The Republic 06.13.12; Worthy Adversary 06.13.12; KHON 08.23.12; Hawaii News Now 08.24.12; Worthy Adversary 08.25.12; Worthy Adversary 05.09.13; Worthy Adversary 10.22.13; Press Statement by Anderson & Assoc (with Documents) 12.09.13; Worthy Adversary 12.09.13; Hawaii News Now 12.10.13; Complaint in John Roe No 27 v Congregation of Christian Brothers et al, Cause No 14-1-0855-4, First Circuit Court, Hawaii 04.04.14; Media Statement from Jeff Anderson & Assoc 04.07.14; KHVH 04.09.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ferraro
Romano J.1960PConvictedDiocesanArrested 4/1/02; convicted and sentenced 5/20/04 to life in prison for repeatedly raping boy 1973-80 in Billerica MA starting at age 7. Admitted at trial he was pedophile who abused perhaps dozens of boys. Earliest abuse alleged in civil suits was 1964-68.Then he was in FL as Navy chaplain 1968-71; dishonorably discharged; sued 1/06 for FL abuse. Reassigned, he allegedly abused in Brooklyn, Rockville Centre, St. Louis, and Metuchen dioceses. Suspended 1988. Diocese apparently knew much earlier.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Collection of Sources 1981-2006; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 05.20.05; Newswork 02.22.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.22.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.22.11; Voice from the Desert 02.22.11
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
Ferreira
Joseph A.1959PSuedDiocesanWoman filed lawsuit in 11/06 alleging she was molested by Ferreira at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro in 1973 and 1974 when she was in her teens. Also claims that Ferreira continued to harass and stalk her throughout the years. Case later settled out of court. Second woman filed suit 6/09 alleging abuse by Ferreira from 1970 to 1972 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro Oakland, CASource:
Bay Area News Group 4.1.08; Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; InsideBayArea.com 11.14.06; Oakland Tribune 06.15.09
Ferreti (Ferretti)A. J. (Fr. Freddy)1942PSuedJesuitWoman filed suit 10/08 against Jesuits alleging abuse by Ferreti in 1970s, beginning when she was 8 and he was assigned to the Lapwai Catholic Church in Nez Perce. He died in 1982. Suit dismissed 1/09 and refilled, adding Boise Diocese as defendant.Several other women came forward with similar complaints. At least 2 claims (1 by a man) were settled in massive Jesuit settlement 3/25/11. Named in civil suit against Ursuline Order & Helena MT Diocese 9/11 re abuse at St. Ignatius Mission.Boise, IDSource:
KLEW 10.14.08; Lewiston Morning Tribune 10.14.08; The Olympian (AP) 10.14.08; Seattle Times 10.16.08; Associated Press 01.06.09; KLEW 01.20.09; Idaho Statesman (AP) 01.21.09; The Oregonian 03.03.09; OPB News 03.04.09; Missoulian 09.03.09; Lake County Leader 09.13.09; Missoulian 09.14.09; Missoulian 09.21.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Missoulian 01.07.10; Press Release from Kosnoff Fasy 01.31.14
Assignments:
The Telegraph 3.26.11 (add'l article); The iAfrica 3.26.11 (add'l article); Spokesman-Review 3.26.11 (add'l article); PCVA Press Release 3.25.11 (add'l article); John Does 1-16 et al v. Ursuline Sisters, Diocese of Helena, et al, Cause No. ADV-2011-936, Montana First Judicial District Court, Lewis & Clark County, 10.3.11; BA.org Assignment Record
FerroRobert A.1973PSuedDiocesanIn massive civil suit filed 10/03, 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Ferro. One plaintiff says that Ferro sexually abused him in 1977-1978. Ferro was responsible for the teen center and the altar boys at the boy's church. Suit says Ferro's wherebouts are unknown. 2002 Catholic directory shows him Absent on Leave.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Newday 10.02.03
FerryJohn F.1957PAccusedDiocesanDied 4/11/88. Man has accused Ferry, then an editor of the Providence Visitor, the Diocese's newsletter, of drugging and abusing him in late 1960s when Accuser was high school student working at the paper. Man wrote to the Diocese at some point and hisletter along with complaints from more than 35 other clergy victims were forwarded to police. Information was not released to public until 11/13 after NBC 10 investigation. Accuser has correspondence from the Diocese.Providence, RISource:
Find A Grave 04.11.88; NBC 10 11.29.13
FertalJoseph (Joe)1959PSettledSociety of the Divine WordLeft Philippines in 1989 under cloud of suspicion re abuse. In 1995 Fertal was accused of molesting a 16 yr old boy from a Catechism classes. Civil suit filed in 1996; later settled out of court. Criminal investigation dropped for lack of evidence. Forced by church officials to leave a California retirement home in 2002 after it learned of his past history. In treatment several times.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press Enterprise 06.29.96; Press Enterprise 11.03.97; Press Enterprise 04.27.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Reno Gazette-Journal 06.19.02; Press Enterprise 09.30.02
Fessard
Gerald B.1972PConvictedDiocesanPled no contest 1987 to battery and assault of students at San Fernando Mission minor seminary. 3 years probation. May have had conviction expunged after he finished probation. Worked at Tribunal from 1987 to 2002. Listed as abuser in 2003 but not accused by any of plaintiffs. At least 8 people have accused him of abuse. He was 1 of 6 accused abusers assigned to Santa Clara Parish in Oxnard. Personnel file released 1/13. Laicized 12/19/07.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 08.18.02; LA Times 08.18.02; National Catholic Reporter 08.30.02; National Catholic Reporter 03.21.03; LA Times 10.28.03; LA Archdiocesan Report, page 1 02.17.04; LA Archdiosecan Report to the People, page 18 02.17.04; City of Angels 12.07.07; LA Daily News 10.12.12; Ventura County Star 02.09.13; LA Times 12.01.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Fete
Joseph N.1974PAccusedDiocesanHad a four-year relationship from 1976-1979 with an adolescent that ended when the person was an adult. He apparently admitted the relationship in 1999 after the man contacted the diocese. A financial settlement was negotiated with the man in 1999. Fete was removed from pastoral duties 4/02 but was scheduled to move to administrative position. Didn't happen. Laiziced in 2005 or 2006.Columbus, OHSource:
Columbus Dispatch 04.26.02; Columbus Dispatch 04.27.02; Dayton Daily News 05.12.02; Columbus Dispatch 06.29.02; Columbus Dispatch 10.10.02; Columbus Dispatch 01.30.03; Columbus Dispatch 07.31.03; Columbus Dispatch 11.21.03; Columbus Dispatch 02.19.05; Columbus Dispatch 01.20.06
Fiala
John M.1984PSuedSociety of Our Lady of the Most Holy TrinityOrdained in Omaha. Joined SOLT Order 1996. Worked in MO, KS, & TX. Privileges removed 10/08. 4/10 TX suit alleged Fiala raped 16 yr old boy at least twice in 2007-2008. Settlement w/ Archdioceses & Order 01/2011. In 4/10, Omaha said it knew in 2002 of sexual advances toward a minor in mid-1980s. Indicted 8/10 in TX. Arrested 9/3/10 in KS; returned to TX. Re-arrested in Dallas 11/18/10 for trying to hire hit-man to kill accuser. Convicted on solicitation of murder 5/17/12. Sentenced to 60 yrs prison.Omaha, NESource:
Link to Articles prior to 2012; Dallas Morning News 05.14.12; Dallas Morning News 05.16.12; Dallas Morning News 05.17.12; Fort Worth Star Telegram 05.17.12; My Fox DFW 05.17.12; NewsWest 9 05.17.12; Odessa American 05.17.12; Reporter News 05.17.12; The Statesman 05.17.12; Dallas Morning News 05.18.12; Dallas Morning News 05.18.12; NewsWest9 05.18.12; Wichita Eagle 05.18.12; San Antonio Express News 05.20.12
Assignments:
Daily Mail 5.18.12 (add'l article); MyFoxDFW 5.19.12 (add'l article); Press TV 5.19.12 (add'l article); Digital Journal 5.20.12 (add'l article); Omaha World Herald 5.26.12 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
FichtnerRobert C.1955PSuedDiocesanOne man filed suit 1/05 alleging Fichtner had abused him at St. Joseph's school when he was a young boy. Fichtner retired in 2002; placed on leave 2003 when the allegations were made. In 6/05 Archdiocese lifted all restrictions after review board couldnot verify the allegation. Currently retired. Prior to retirement, Fichtner was a members of the College of Consultors for Archdiocese. See 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Boston.com 6.7.05; Patriot Ledger 3.8.05; Holbrook Sun 06.10.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Figurelle
Elwood F.1963PConvictedDiocesanFigurelle resigned from his parish position 10/03 and was charged with federal charge of downloading child pornography from the Internet. Had been on leave since 3/03 when FBI searched the rectory and seized a computer with child pornography on it. Investigators would not permit Diocese to release information while investigation was ongoing. Figurelle pleaded guilty in 10/03. Sentenced 2004 to 15-21 months. Died in farming accident 7/08.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Associated Press 10.09.03; Associated Press 10.24.03; Associated Press 12.22.04; AltoonaMirror.com 07.18.08; Tribune Democrat 07.18.08
FilbinAmbrose R.1939PAccusedDiocesanFilbin was one of 17 priests listed on 8/02 memo to ABp Flynn regarding priests with known abuse histories but his name was omitted from Archdiocesan list released 12/13. No reason given. Two women came forward in 2013 with separate allegations that he abused them at St. Pius X school in White Bear Lake. Abuse for both began when they were in grade school and lasted several years. He died 02/05/90.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Find A Grave 02.05.90; Star Tribune 12.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.20.13; Pioneer Press 12.20.13; SNAP MN Statement 12.20.13
Finan
James Aubrey1959PConvictedDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 1996. Pled guilty in 1997 to sexually abusing a 10 yr old boy in 1966. Also accused of abuse of a 6 yr old girl in 1966. Sentenced to 18 mo. prison 3/97. Pled guilty in 2003 to sexually abusing a 7- or 8-year-old boy in 1966. Sentenced to 5 yr suspended sentence and 5 yr probation. At least one claim settled in $1.3M settlement with archdiocese 12/06. Laicized in 1996. On Sex Offender Registry 12/10.Washington, DCSource:
Washington Post 4.1.03; The Capital 12.21.96; Washington Post 03.15.97; Washington Post 12.19.02; Washington Post 01.30.03; Washington Post 12.16.06; Washington Post 12.02.10
Finegan
Paul J.1970PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1980 of abusing 2 girls; renewed complaint in 1989 regarding same girls, including details of skin-to-skin sexual touching and names of 3 other possible victims; treated at Southdown and returned to ministry; removed in 2002 after nun reported to Cardinal Law that a "credible young man" had said he had been abused as a minor. "Voluntarily" laicized 2005. Last known to be living in Randolph. In 2009 another woman filed police report which alleged abuse when she worked in rectory as a young teenBoston, MASource:
Boston Globe 2.8.02; Selected Boston archdiocesan documents; The Patch 9.1.11; The Patch 9.2.11; Patriot Ledger 12.19.02; Catholic Online 03.17.06; Metro West Daily News 03.18.06; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; Eagle-Tribune 03.28.10; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston archdiocesan assignment record
FinnertyWilliam A.1955PAccusedDiocesanGraduated from Conception Abbey. Accused (no date given) of abusing a woman more than 30 yrs previously when she was a minor. Because Finnerty was in ill health, archdiocese recommended that he remain at a care facility with restrictions on his duties.Died 10/09 at age 82..Kansas City, KSSource:
TheLeven.com 10.16.09; St. Patrick Catholic Church Bulletin 10.18.09; Lawrence Journal-World 06.24.10
Fischer
John H.1964PAccusedDiocesanPer 3/02 article, man alleged in 1996 that he had been molested by Fischer at a Catholic school. Man said that when he was 11 Fischer pulled him over and kissed him on the lips during confession. Fischer continued to molest him for 2 more years. Diocese gave victim $125,K in settlement for claims against Fischer, Fr. Manus Daly and (future) Bishop Anthony J. O'Connell. Removed from priesthood in 1993 after allegations involving other children.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Boston Globe 4.5.02; News Tribune 3.9.07; St. Louis Post Dispatch 3.8.02; Associated Press 03.12.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 11.13.04; St. Louis Post Dispatch 11.15.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.15.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.16.04
FischerLowell E.1954PAccusedDiocesanOriginally ordained in Trappist Order before being incardinated in Diocese of Joliet. Moved to Hawaii in 1975 for a "18 year leave of absence." Worked as hospital chaplain for 1 yr. Became parish priest in 1977. One person filed suit in 1994 in HI alleging abuse by Fischer in 1992. Suit was settled out of court. Fischer returned to Joliet Diocese in 1993 on a restricted basis. Removed from ministry 2002 [after news of the HI suit??]. Died 6/2006 in Illinois.Honolulu, HISource:
Chicago Daily Herald 05.06.02; Chicago Tribune 05.06.02; Honolulu Advertiser 05.06.02; Chicago Sun Times 05.12.02; Chicago Sun Times 06.15.03; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.13.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Hawaii Catholic Herald 06.30.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13
Fischer, Jr.
Charles1990PAccusedDiocesanAdmitted in 2/02 to sexual misconduct with children. At the time he was being treated in hospital for "serious illness" of unknown nature & had attempted suicide twice within 4 days. He even named names of families. Bishop suspended his faculties & police investigated. By 5/02 he recanted his confession. No victims came forward, Prosecutor said no charges filed. May have admitted to and recanted a similar story 10 years before. Priest in residence at cathedral per diocese website 3/12.Fargo, NDSource:
Grand Forks Herald 5.5.02; Grand Forks Herald 02.16.02; Grand Forks Herald 02.17.02; Associated Press 03.12.02; Grand Forks Herald 03.23.02; Grand Forks Herald 03.31.02; Grand Forks Herald 05.11.02; Grand Forks Herald 05.11.02; Bismark Tribune 09.13.03
FisetLouis Philippe PAccusedDominicanOriginally from Canada. Named in the 2005 Portland AG report as having abused one youth from age 14-18 between 1968-1978 in Lewiston. Report was made in 2003. He was shown as deceased.Portland, MESource:
Maine AG Document Production 05.27.05
Fisette
Kevin R.1981PAccusedDioceseIn 8/09, Fisette resigned from current parish in Pawtucket and was placed on admin. leave by Diocese after 3/09 complaint of sexual abuse of a minor in 1981-1982. This may have been during his first assignment after ordination. State police found allegations to be credible. No criminal charges due to SOL.Providence, RISource:
ABC 6 08.24.09; Providence Journal 08.24.09; Turn to 10 08.24.09; WPRI 08.24.09; Pawtucket Times 08.25.09; Providence Journal 08.25.09
FisherRobert J.1980PConvictedDiocesanConvicted of a sexual offense committed against 14 year old girl in 1987 (referred to as misdemeanor charges of sexual imposition and contributing to sexual abuse of a minor). He served 30 days in jail in 1988 and underwent 4 years of therapy and counseling before being reinstated. Not permanently removed until 7/02 after Dallas Bishops' Conference.Toledo, OHSource:
Associated Press 5.6.02; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 4.8.08; Dayton Daily News 05.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Toledo Blade 07.31.05
Fisher (Fischer)
Judith R. NSettledSisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletName is spelled both Fischer and Fisher. Accused in a 2003 suit of sexually abusing a girl, beginning at age 13 in 1972 and continuing until 1977. Abuse is alleged in the parish school, the convent, other places in St. Louis, and on a trip to Colorado. Fisher left the order in 1979. The St. Louis archdiocese settled the case in 2004, by which time Fisher was reportedly deceased.St. Louis, MOSource:
CBS 4 8.6.08; SNAP Press Release 8.5.08; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8.7.08; TheDenverChannel 8.7.08; Associated Press 06.05.03; Chicago Tribune 06.06.03; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 06.06.03; Associated Press 08.26.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 08.26.04; Belleville News-Democrat 08.27.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12.21.04
Fitz-Henry
Edward1985PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Ireland. Worked in Monterey for over 20 yrs. Removed after complaint of abuse at Madonna Del Sasso parish received 1/11. More info received on allegation of abuse involving a minor made approx 20 yrs previously. Review Board found earlier allegation to be credible. Civil suit filed 2/15/11 by recent accuser. He denied all allegations. Civil suit settled 2/12 for $500K. Fitz-Henry also sued Diocese 2/12. Settled 3/13. Has left priesthood and requested laicization. Docs to be released 01/14..Monterey, CASource:
Collection of Articles prior to 04.15.11; KION 08.09.11; Monterey County Weekly 08.11.11; KION 02.17.12; KSBW 02.17.12; Santa Cruz Sentinel 02.17.12; Morgan Hill Times 02.18.12; Monterey County Weekly 03.28.13; Monterey County Weekly 09.12.13; Monterey County Weekly 09.12.13; Monterey County Weekly Timeline 09.12.13; Monterey County Herald 11.13.13; Monterey County Weekly 11.13.13; Monterey County Weekly 11.21.13; Contra Costa Times 12.10.13; Monterey Herald 02.10.14; SNAP Statement 02.12.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
FitzgeraldAlfred J.1966PSettledDiocesanKnown to have worked at Bishop DuBourg High School in St. Louis in 1977. In 1996 woman alleged that he abused her when she was a high school student in early 1970s and went to him for counseling. Settled for $25K and written apology from him. He was placed on medical leave. Diocese wanted to return him to duty in 1999 but woman protested and they did not. In 2005 he was living at Regina Cleri Retirement Home in Missouri.St. Louis, MOSource:
Kansas City Star 07.12.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.13.02; Times [Shrewsbury MO] 03.06.05
Fitzgerald
J. Vincent1950PSuedOblateOne of several religious accused in 2010 suit against Sioux City Diocese, Oblates & Sisters of the Divine Savior re abuse at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. Man and woman alleged he sexually abused them in late 1960s. Suit dismissed on SOL. Worked in Duluth diocese at various times from 1957-1983 and in the Crookston diocese. Also in New Ulm. Named in civil suits filed 11/19/13 and 2/14 against Crookston Diocese, New Ulm & Oblates. One accuser known in Crookston. Named on 12/31/13 Duluth list.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
FindAGrave 09.27.09; Catholic Post 10.04.09; MWD et al v Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls et al Minnehaha County Circuit Court 07.30.10; Argus Leader 08.06.10; Sioux City Journal 08.06.10; Bemidji Pioneer 11.21.13; Crookston Times (with documents) 11.21.13; Doe 19 v Diocese of Crookston et al 62-CV-13-8095, 11.21.13; Grand Forks Herald 11.21.13; Jeff Anderson & Assoc 11.21.13; KSTP 11.21.13; KTTC 11.21.13; Minnesota Public Radio 11.21.13; WDAZ 11.21.13; Argus Leader 11.22.13; Bemidji Pioneer 11.22.13; Crookston Times 11.22.13; Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13; Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Express 12.31.13; Northlands News Center 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14; Media Release from Anderson & Associates 02.11.14; Duluth News Tribune 02.12.14; Mankato Free Press 02.12.14; Media Release from Anderson & Associates 02.12.14; WDIO 02.12.14; The Journal 02.13.14
Fitzgerald
Matthew1968PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 teenage boy in Rockville Centre diocese in mid-1980s. Transferred to Palm Beach, Fl diocese in 1989. At least 4 separate allegations in parishes in Florida. Privileges removed by Palm Beach diocese in 2002. Named in 2003 civil suitin New York. Also sued in Florida. Identified as Priest B in the Suffolk Co Grand Jury ReportRockville Centre, NYSource:
Tribune 2.7.10; Sun-Sentinel 04.20.02; Newsday 04.23.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; Newsday 06.03.02; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Newsday.com 03.18.03; Newsday 04.24.03; Sun-Sentinel 09.25.03; Sun-Sentinel 10.15.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Newsday 12.04.04; Sun-Sentinel 12.04.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
Fitzgerald
Michael C.1978PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1999 of taking part in an inappropriate chat on the Internet with a person he thought was a 13-year-old boy. Instead, it was a law enforcement email sting. Removed by diocese and sent for therapy. Diocese was going to return him to a parish assignment but changed mind after he was later accused of having oral sex with a 12 yr old boy. Died in car crash 10/01. Was training to be hospital chaplain at the time of his death.Dubuque, IASource:
Des Moines Register 3.8.02; Associated Press 10.04.01; MemorialObituaries.com 10.05.01; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Des Moines Register 01.17.04; Des Moines Register 02.28.04; Hudson Courier 04.04.04; Sioux City Journal 01.06.06; Archdiocesan Report of Accused Priests 09.22.06
Fitzharris
Joseph L.1962PConvictedDiocesanRemoved 1991. Accused of abuse. Criminally convicted in 1987. Resigned from priesthood 1/95. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Another man settled his claims for $875K in 7/07 just prior to filing suit. He had alleged abuse in 1970s between ages of 7-10. Laicized 5/09. Additional settlement with at least one man announced 8/30/11. Personnel file released 1/14 as part of that settlement.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report rev 2009; Chicago Tribune 11.24.91; Chicago Archdiocesan Report, page 2 03.20.06; Daily Southtown 05.29.07; Earthtimes 05.29.07; Chicago Sun-Times 07.07.07; WQAD (AP) 07.08.07; WLS 08.29.11; WXEL 08.29.11; Chicago Sun-Times 08.30.11; Chicago Tribune 08.30.11; Jeff Anderson & Assoc Press Release 08.30.11; Chicago Tribune 01.21.14; National Catholic Reporter 01.21.14; NY Times 01.21.14; Personnel File Released 01.21.14; National Catholic Reporter 01.23.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
FitzmauriceTerence1963PAccusedBenedictineAccused of molesting at least 15 boys in early 1970s. Three settled with the Order and the Chicago Archdiocese in 2006. Negotiations continue with other claimants. Many were participants in job-training program run by the city of Chicago where Fitzmaurice was a supervisor. As many as 75 other claimants (boys and girls)exist. One woman alleged abuse over a 6 yr period. A suit filed 1/07 alleging abuse in Superior diocese. Other plaintiffs added 5/07. Orig. plaintiff settled 10/07. Others continue.Chicago, ILSource:
The Final Call 1.1.10; The-Bee 2.7.07; The-Bee 3.14.07 (2nd); Chicago Sun-Times 11.19.06; Chicago Tribune 11.19.06; Chicago Tribune 11.21.06; Chicago Tribune 11.22.06; The-Bee 12.07.06; The-Bee 02.14.07; The-Bee 03.14.07; The-Bee 05.17.07; The-Bee 11.08.07; Chicago Tribune 11.21.09
FitzpatrickJames J.1954PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for Dallas / Fort Worth Diocese in 1954.. Only known assignment for Fort Worth was at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Wichita Falls): 1969-1973. Accused of abuse in 1967-1968 in Los Angeles. Described as Extern priest from Texas working in Archdiocese. Died 8/6/73.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 4
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06; Diocese of Fort Worth List of Accused Priests accessed 1.12
FitzpatrickJohn F.1964PSettledDiocesanAccused in 1993 in an anonymous letter to Bishop Hubbard of sexually abusing one child. When confronted, admitted to abusing 3 children and was sent to Paracletes for treatment. Then worked in chancery until 1996, when allegations grew to at least 5, and he was asked to resign. Hubbard, Fitzpatrick, and accused Albany priest John Connolly were seminary classmates.Albany, NYSource:
Times Union 07.30.02
FitzpatrickThomas Q.1976PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 individual in 1987.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 1
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
FitzsimmonsEugene BAccusedMarinistPer 2002 article, Fitzsimmons was accused of sexually abusing Michael Rodriguez 20 years ago when Rodriguez was a student at Catholic high school in San Antonio. Rodriguez, who was one of "Texas Seven" prison escapees who shot and killed police officer12/24/00, claimed in penalty portion of his trial for this murder that Fitzsimmons abused him. Defense atty even brought Fitzsimmons to Texas to testify at trial. Fitzsimmons invoked the Fifth Amendment and did not testify.San Antonio, TXSource:
Associated Press 5.9.02; Ft. Worth Star Telegram 05.10.02
Flanagan
Bernard A.1982PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced 9/26/10 that Flanagan had been removed from his assignments as pastor of Annunciation, St. George, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Churches in Shenandoah and St. Mary Magdalen Church, Lost Creek and sent for treatment. Review Board found credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor dating back approx. 25 yrs (1985?) when he was priest at Reading Central Catholic High School. May be other accuers.Allentown, PASource:
Allentown Morning Call 09.26.10; RepublicanHerald.com 09.26.10; WNEP 09.26.10; Reading Eagle 09.27.10; WNEP 09.27.10; Reading Eagle 10.08.10
FlanaganMichael T.1961PSettledDiocesanFlanagan retired in 1999 after accusations that he had been arrested on charges of public lewdness involving adults in 1993 and 1997. He was suspended by Dallas Diocese in May 2002 after an accusation of sexual misconduct involving a minor in early 1980s. By 5/03, 3-4 men had alleged that they were abused as minors by Flanagan. One claim was settled out of court.Dallas, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 05.18.02; Dallas Morning News 05.18.03; Dallas Morning News 05.19.05; Dallas Morning News 07.14.06
FlavinMalachy ""Robert"" BAccusedBenedictineAccused of abuse of older teenage boy in 1981. Boy told Order in 1992 and said Order knew of another victim. Order said Flavin left active status in 1987 after he was found drinking with yet another boy. Vatican was asked to laicize him in 2003 when he would not voluntarily leave the order.Paterson, NJSource:
Daily Record 8.5.04; Star-Ledger 8.6.04; NY Times 09.29.02; Observer-Tribune (NJ) 03.26.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; Star-Ledger 10.08.03; Observer-Tribune 10.23.03; Daily Record 04.28.07
FlemingMark PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2002 civil suit of abuse of 3 brothers in early 1980s. Assaults were reported in 1983 and case went to AG's office but it was not prosecuted. Diocese said that Fleming was not defrocked but his right to minister was revoked. Was sent to therapy for 2 yrs. He left priesthood in 1986. Diocese did not include him in long list of accused priests released in 2/02 because it was thought he died in 1997. Instead, he was alive.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 4.9.02; Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Documents re treatment at House of Affirmation 1983-1986; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Lowell Sun 04.10.02
FlemmingFrancis J.1961PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse beginning in 1960. One man said that Flemming put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him if he told. Flemming denied allegations when confronted by church in 1960s. In 1994 RICO civil suit second man claimed abuse. One suit dismissed 1/03 because of accuser's credibility. Included in 3/03 $880,000 settlement. Died in 1986.Camden, NJSource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; Courier Post 04.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05
FlemmingJames1986PSuedDiocesanMan filed suit in Jan. 2004 alleging that he was abused by James Flemming and his brother Neil Flemming (also a priest) at Boystown, a Miami-area orphanage, beginning in 1969. At the time of the alleged abuse, James Flemming was not yet a priest. Suit alleges that both men used him as their "personal sex servant." James Flemming was a tutor at the school at the time of the alleged abuse.Miami, FLSource:
Maimi Herald 01.21.04
FlemmingNeil (brother of James)1958PSuedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 2002 after allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. Incident was alleged to have occurred more than 30 years previously. Permanently removed in early 2004 after man filed civil suit alleging Flemming and his brother James abused him at Boystown. At least 1 suit settled 9/04 as part of large Arch. of Miami settlement. Two new suits filed 9/30/09 against Arch. of Miami and settled 2011. 3 new suits filed by 3 men 8/11.Venice, FLSource:
Injury Board 9.5.08; Sarasota Herald Tribune 5 29 02; Statement by Bishop Nevins 05.24.02; Naples Daily News 04.28.03; Naples Daily News 01.13.04; Miami Herald 01.21.04; Miami Herald (AP) 01.21.04; Naples Daily News 01.21.04; Naples Daily News 01.23.04; CBS 4 09.30.09; Miami Herald 10.01.09; WSVN 10.01.09; Miami Herald 08.17.11; WSVN 08.17.11
FletcherWilliam J.1944 ?PSuedDiocesanPer 7.26.06 article, woman had just filed suit alleging abuse by Fletcher at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish in Shelton in early 1960s, beginning when she was a 7 yr old girl. He died in April, 1988. Diocese says that there have been no other allegations against him.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Connecticut Post 07.26.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Flickinger
Don D.1964PSuedDiocesanCivil suit filed 8/9/11 accuses Flickinger of sexually abusing a 13 yr old boy at St. Frances Cabrini in San Jose in 2001. Suit also says that he abused in San Francisco and Fresno dioceses over a period of 40 years and that church authorities were aware of his activities. Lawsuit includes statements by many other witnesses and victims. Woman also filed suit. Another lawsuit filed 9/12. He is retired. All three cases settled 9/13.San Jose, CASource:
KGO 08.10.11; KTVU 08.10.11; Fresno Bee 08.12.11; Huffington Post 08.12.11; Fresno Bee 08.16.11; KMPH 08.16.11; ABC 30 08.17.11; CBS 47 08.17.11; KMPH Fox 26 08.17.11; Mercury News 09.09.11; Michelle S v Roman Catholic of San Jose and Bishop of Fresno and Flickinger, CGC-11-51593, First Amended Complaint 03.20.12; John FD Roe 1 v Bishops of San Jose and San Francisco and Flickinger, Complaint, 09.28.12; Courthouse News Service 10.01.12; Monterey Herald 10.23.12; Marin Independent Journal 11.28.12; SNAP Statement 09.26.13
FloodJ. Michael1968PSuit WithdrawnDiocesanSuit 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, PASource:
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)
Flood
Joseph E.1949PAccusedStigmatineFlood, who died in 1996, was accused in 8/02 article of having abused two or more students at Elm Bank minor seminary in Wellesley in late 1950s.Springfield, MASource:
Confratelli Stimmatini (after 1 12.31.95; Boston Globe 08.10.02
Assignments:
BA.org Brief Assignment Record
Flores
Alejandro (Alex)2009PArrestedDiocesanNative of Bolivia; ordained for Joliet 6/09. Removed 1/4/10 from First Family after parents accused him of abusing 13 yr old son for 5 yrs while seminarian. Attempted suicide1/6/10 by leaping from balcony of abandoned church. Received serious head injuries. Released 1/20/10 and arrested. Charged 4/10 with attempted abuse of 1st victim's brother. Pled guilty 9/10 to 1st allegations. 4 yrs prison. Paroled 6/13 but arrested by Immigration. Deported to Bolivia 8/6/13. Out-of-court civil settlement 2012.Joliet, ILSource:
Bolingbrook Sun 01.07.10; Chicago Breaking News 01.07.10; Chicago Tribune 01.08.10; Chicago Breaking News 01.20.10; Chicago Tribune 01.20.10; Chicago Breaking News 01.21.10; St Charles Republican 01.22.10; Chicago Sun-Times 01.23.10; Batavia Republican 02.10.10; Wayne Republican 02.18.10; The Chronicle 03.12.10; Daily Herald 03.17.10; The Chronicle 03.17.10; The Chronical 03.18.10; Geneva Sun 04.20.10; Chicago Tribune 04.21.10; Spero News 09.09.10; SNAP Statement 11.19.11; Joliet Diocese List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; NBC Chicago 03.12.13; Wheaton Patch 06.17.13; Chicago Tribune 07.08.13; Washington Times 07.08.13; CBS Chicago 07.09.13; Hispanically Speaking 07.09.13; My Suburban Life 07.10.13; CBS Chicago 08.07.13; Chicago Tribune 08.07.13; Plainfield Patch 08.07.13; SNAP Statement 08.07.13; Univision 08.07.13; Vive Lo Hoy 08.07.13; WBEZ 08.07.13; BoliviaCom 08.08.13; Northwest Herald 08.08.13
Assignments:
St. Charles Republican 4.30.10 (add'l article); Kane County Chronicle 5.1.10 (add'l article); St. Charles Republican 5.28.10 (add'l article); Geneva Republican 9.8.10 (add'l article); Chicago Daily Herald 9.8.10 (add'l article); Chicago Tribune 11.19.11 (add'l article)
Flores
Miguel1994PAcquittedDiocesanACQUITTED by jury 8.02 on three counts of focrible rape, three counts of sex with a minor and charge of making threats and intimidating a witness. 16 yr old girl said he assaulted her in Jan-Feb. 2002 at the rectory. Diocese of Fresno said he "could return to active ministry next year" per 8/02 article. Still active priest 2010 per diocese website.Fresno, CASource:
Associated Press 4.9.02; Fresno Bee 5.1.02; Fresno Bee 6.5.02; Fresno Bee 03.13.02; Fresno Bee 04.10.02; Fresno Bee 06.21.02; Fresno Bee 07.23.02; Fresno Bee 08.21.02; Fresno Bee 08.22.02; Fresno Bee 08.23.02; Fresno Bee 08.24.02
Florez (Flores)Laurence (Lawrence)1959PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Gallup NM Diocese. Became part of Phoenix when created. .Two men (one was his nephew) claim abuse over a period of several years by Florez, J. Giandelone, and Henry Perez. Abuse of both boys occured while Florez was under treatment at St. Joseph's Center. Civil suit filed 6/30/93. On 5/16/96 the AZ Supreme Court at 1996 Ariz. Lexis 59 ruled that 1 plaintiff's case barred by SOL. No mention of 2nd Plaintiff in ruling. Florez left priesthood before the suit was filed. He is deceased.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 07.10.93; Phoenix Gazette 02.07.94; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Gallup Independent 07.31.12; Gallup Independent 11.11.13
Flosi
James Vincent1971PSuedDiocesanSued 2005. Accused of abuse of 1 Quigley Theological Seminary student in 1980 while assigned to Holy Name Cathedral. Resigned from priesthood 7/92. Later became founder and CEO of Aidscare in Chicago. Laicized 10/10.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report accessed 7.5.11; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3.20.06 page 2; Chicago Tribune 3.3.05; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Journal of Oak Park and River Forest 11.11.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
FlynnFrank1967PSuedDiocesanAccused of seducing at least 3 women and of kissing and groping a young girl from ages 12-18. Police closed investigation 9/02. Diocese was notified at least 4 times between 1982 and 1997 that Flynn was seducing women. Flynn left diocese in 1997 and returned to native Ireland because of "weak heart". Working at seminary in Dublin in 2002 but retired by 2004. Diocese paid at least 2 settlements re Flynn. Named in 1 suit.Palm Beach, FLSource:
Irish Independent 2.1.09; Palm Beach Post 4.5.02; Palm Beach Post 5.4.02; Sun Sentinel 03.28.02; Palm Beach Post 04.19.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.19.02; Sun Sentinel 04.24.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Palm Beach Post 03.09.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Palm Beach Post 12.12.04; Palm Beach Post 12.12.04
FlynnHerman Francis1929PAccusedCongregation of the Holy GhostBorn in Canada. Flynn, an order priest, served in SC, MI & VA before working in San Diego Diocese from 1963-1977. His name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. No specific information can be found about allegations against him. Died 4/13/77. Personnel file released 10/25/10.San Diego, CASource:
Diocese of San Diego List, 03.30.07; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
FlynnJohn A.1952PAccusedDiocesanFlynn, originally from Ireland, admitted 10/97 that he had a sexual encounter with a female adolescent more than 20 years before. Woman wrote to Archdiocese in 9/97. Flynn removed from postion & sent to Maryland treatment center for evaluation. Supposedly left active ministry but in 1999 he moved to Tyler TX diocese with full knowledge of bishop. He "retired" in 2002.San Antonio, TXSource:
Tribune 2.7.10; San Antonio Express News 10.13.97; San Antonio Exress News 10.14.97; San Antonio Express News 10.25.97; San Antonio Express News 11.20.99; Longview News-Journal 05.20.02; Longview News-Journal 05.21.02; Associated Press 05.22.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Corpus Christi Caller Times 06.14.02; Longview News Journal 05.14.05; Longview News-Journal 05.18.05
Flynn, Jr.
John H.1955PSuedDiocesanRetired. Accused in 1/03 civil suit of fondling a 6-year-old girl in 1978. Flynn denied the accusation. Settled by arbitration with the archdiocese in 2003. Reinstated in 10/05 by archdiocese, which stated that the allegation could not be substantiated.See 8/11 Boston AD database. In his mid-80s when he died 1/30/11Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 01.30.03; Boston Herald 01.30.03; Centre Daily Times 04.25.04; Boston Globe (AP) 10.25.05; McDonald Funeral Homes website accessed 02.11.11; TheBostonPilot.com 02.11.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Flynt
James M.1985PAccusedDiocesanNo allegations at St. Dominic Parish 1987-1989 but staff requested his removal. Known for inappropriate expressions of affection for young men. Legal guardian of 6th grade boy. Removed 2001. Name on Archdiocese's 7/9/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of abuse. Name not found in 2002 Catholic Directory but he did preside at a funeral 4/02. Shown as laicized per Archdiocesan list updated 11/26/07. Laicization date 6/24/04 per personnel file released 7/13.Milwaukee, WISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Website 11.26.07; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Brookfield Patch 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
FoisyLeonard R.1957PSuedDiocesanAccused in 1994 suit of abusing a boy during 4 years in the 1960s. Foisy was administrator of St. John's Seminary at the time. He was serving as a chaplain at Catholic Medical Center in 1996 when he was placed on sick leave.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit News 05.24.94; United Press International 05.25.94
FoleyGeorge1963PSuedSacred HeartOrdained in Ireland. Accused in 2002 of abuse of 1 girl from 1971-1974 while he was sexually involved with her mother. Archdiocese knew in 1974 of allegations re involvement w/ women. Left Order and Archdiocese in 1974. Named in 1 civil suit 2003Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 4
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Foley
James D.1960PAccusedDiocesanSent to the Calgary diocese because of a relationship with a 19-year-old woman. Calgary sent Foley back to Boston in 1968 after more trouble with the woman and "others." Foley admitted to Law and McCormack in 1993 that he had fathered two children with a woman and later abandoned her during a fatal drug overdose. But Foley continued to serve until the notes of that meeting were revealed in 12/02. Shortly thereafter Law resigned. Wrongful death suit settled 2004.Boston, MASource:
Documents from Foley's Personnel File; McCormack Notes 12.23.93; Boston Globe 12.06.02; Boston Herald 03.13.03; Boston Herald 01.31.04; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Foley
James J.1978PAccusedDiocesanPersonnel file released 12/02 showed Foley was placed on leave in 1999 for allegedly fondling a 14-yr old boy's genitals under pretense of measuring him for bodybuilding training. Foley claimed he was guilty only of "gross stupidity and indiscretion." Banned from ministering to minors in 2000. On administrative leave with canonical case in progress as of 9/12. 2nd man came forward 2011 to Archdiocese to allege abuse at Holy Name from 1984 or 1985 to 1996. His accusations made public 9/12.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 3.5.03; Boston Globe 9.9.12; Boston Globe 9.9.12; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.18.02; Boston Globe 01.10.03; WNAW AM 1230 (AP) 01.12.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11; WBUR 09.10.12; The Bulletin, West Roxbury-Roslindale 09.13.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record (enhanced with links to multiple documents)
FoleyRobert PSettledDiocesanPer 2002 report, in 1985, Michael Driscoll, then chancellor of Orange diocese, now Bishop of the Diocese of Boise, wrote to a priest in Liverpool, England, begging him to take Foley. Foley had just admitted to molesting an 8 yr old boy during a camping trip organized by St. Justin Martyr. Boy's mother threatened to go to the police and Foley was in jeopardy of arrest and possible imprisonment in he stayed in U.S. Foley left for England and never faced prosecution for the molestation. Civil suit settledOrange, CASource:
OC Register 5.4.93; OC Weekly 3.4.05; OC Weekly 7.9.04; OC Register 04.30.87; OC Register 08.11.87; LA Times 10.10.87; OC Register 08.16.88; OC Register 04.17.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Diocese of Orange News Release 01.10.04; LA Times 01.11.04; OC Register 01.13.04; LA Times 01.11.06; OC Weekly 03.18.09
Assignments:
OC Weekly 3.4.05
Foley
Stephen C.1967PSuedDiocesanNamed in multiple civil suits by men claiming abuse when they were teenagers. Often used his position as fire and police chaplain to meet victims and to lure them into relationships. One man's father reported Foley to the diocese in 1960s. Not removed by archdiocese until 1993 after one man told police. Removed from position as state police chaplain around the same time. $500K settlement 3/07. $600K settlement 3/08. $750K settlement 1/09. Total of 13 settlements in all.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 03.31.01; Hartford Courant 08.17.02; Hartford Courant 10.03.02; Hartford Courant 10.09.02; Hartford Courant 03.19.03; Connecticut Post 08.03.03; Hartford Courant 11.01.05; New York Times 11.01.05; The Day 11.30.06; Hartford Courant (AP) 03.23.07; Newsday 03.23.07; Hartford Courant 03.25.07; Hartford Courant 03.27.07; Hartford Courant 03.28.07; Hartford Courant 03.29.07
Assignments:
Hartford Courant 5.12.07 (add'l article); Hartford Courant 2.29.08 (add'l article); Hartford Courant 3.05.08 (add'l article); Hartford Courant 3.06.08 (add'l article); Hartford Courant 10.7.08 (add'l article); Hartford Courant 1.27.09 (add'l article)
FontenotRonald Lane "Jean Paul"< 1970PConvictedDiocesanAccused of abuse in Louisiana in mid 1970s. Civil Suit filed in Louisiana in 1983. Placed on leave and sent for counseling in 1983. Then transferred to Spokane as drug/alcohol counselor. Abused at least 3 there. Criminal conviction in 1986 resulted in1 yr jail and 2 yrs Jemez Springs (on probation). Six civil suits filed in Spokane in 1986 and settled in 1989. Another civil suit filed there in 2003.Lafayette, LASource:
National Law Journal 4.4.88; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87 (Major Accounts); United Press International 2.9.86; United Press International 3.4.86; United Press International 6.9.86; The Times of Acadiana 01.30.86; United Press International 02.22.86; United Press International 07.18.86; United Press International 07.29.86; Associated Press 02.15.87; Spokesman Review 03.13.03
ForandJoseph Clarence W.1945PSettledDiocesanMan told diocese in 1993 that Forand had molested him for several years, beginning at age 8 or 9. Misconduct Committee did nothing because Forand had already retired. Forand continued to assist as retired priest until 2002 norms were issued. His privileges were removed at age 85. One claim settled as part of 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. Placed under prayer & penance until his death in May, 2005.Springfield, MASource:
FindAGrave.com 2005; Springfield Republican 7.6.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
FordFrancis J.1951PSuedFranciscanMan filed 2002 abuse suit against archdiocese and the Order alleging abuse by Ford for 2 years beginning in 1961. Boy was 12 when abuse began. Ford apparently moved back and forth between Portland Diocese and positions in California. Ford died in 1985. Suit settled 2003 or 2004. Ford used the name Francis J. Ford but believe this is his priestly name. He also signed documents John E. Ford when he was chaplain at Napa State Hospital from Jan. 1973 to March, 1977.Portland, ORSource:
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
FordJames H.1973PSuedDiocesanCivil suit filed 2/12 alleges that Ford abused one youth in 1970s. He worked as associate pastor in 3 parishes in Kansas City area between 1973 - 1983, completed an advanced degree and then worked for a religious training center for adults until 1986 when he resigned from ministry. Died in 1992, possibly of AIDS. One accuser went to diocese in 1995. Accepted counseling and settlement. Unable to determine if plaintiff in 2012 suit is same individual.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
KCTV 02.10.12; Kansas City Star 02.23.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ford
James Michael1966PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of 14-yr-old boy from 1968-1971 at Orange Co. Mater Dei High School and Holy Family per suit in L.A. Archdiocese investigated and found no basis for allegation. Accuser received $225K from Orange Diocese and more from LA. Accuser told ABp Malony of many other victims. Sent to Santa Barbara in 1971 even after accuser told two priests (both accused abusers) about the abuse. Did not retire until 6/05. Faculties removed 2006 & restored 2008. Died 5/22/11. Personnel file released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
John Roe 4 vs. Does, Cause No. 1156450, Superior Court of California; LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 1; Los Angeles Times 1.4.05; Los Angeles Times 2.7.04; Santa Barbara News-Press 09.27.04; Press-Enterprise 09.19.05; The Tidings 05.31.11; Orange County Weekly 10.11.12; LA Daily News 10.12.12; KEYT 01.24.13; Los Feliz Ledger 02.28.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06; OC Weekly 3.4.05
Ford
Thomas Cuthbert BConvictedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersFord, an American & Irish citizen, was accused of beating 5 boys at Mount Cashel orphanage in Newfoundland 1956-1959. Worked as Dean at Damien Memorial School in HI from 1972 to 1975. Taught at Bergen Catholic in Newark archdiocese 1986-1996. Indicted in Canada in 1996. In 2000 he agreed to return to Canada. Charges reduced. He pled guilty to brutally beating one of the boys in a shower and was sentenced to 5 months in jail 8/00. Died 12/24/08. Named in 4/4/14 civil suit as having abused one boy at Damien Memorial School in Hawaii in approx. 1970.Newark, NJSource:
Associated Press 03.28.99; Associated Press 04.02.99; The Record (NJ) 08.02.99; The Record 08.21.00; NY Times 08.22.00; Star-Ledger 08.25.00; NY Times 08.26.00; The Record 08.26.00; The Record 12.27.08; HawaiiNewsNow 02.10.12; Complaint in John Roe No 27 v Congregation of Christian Brothers et al, Cause No 14-1-0855-4, First Circuit Court, Hawaii 04.04.14; Media Statement from Jeff Anderson & Assoc 04.07.14
Forish
Stephen1972PSuedDiocesan6 parents complained in early 1990s about Forist "luring" their children. Accused in 1996 of soliciting sex from 22 yr old man. Acquitted in 1998. Sued 2004. Still priest as of 2006 but not active. He was arrested in Sept. 2006 for soliciting sex from 26 yr old man on a street corner in Greensburg PA. Forish had been working as a non-church affiliated at the time of his arrest. Plea deal (terms undisclosed) reached 11/06. Died in 1 car auto accident 12/06.Allentown, PASource:
WPXI 9.14..06; Morning Call 09.24.96; Morning Call 10.04.96; Morning Call 10.16.96; Morning Call 01.17.98; Morning Call 01.14.04; Express Times 09.13.06; Express Times 09.13.06; Tribune Review 09.13.06; Express Times 09.14.06; Morning Call 09.14.06; WPXI 11.02.06; Tribune Review 11.03.06; Express Times 12.15.06; Morning Call 12.15.06
FormanBruce1974PAccusedDiocesan14 yr old youth wrote to Archdiocese in 1983 complaining of assault on several occasions by Forman. Gave the youth pornography and beer. Youth said in letter "I know it's happened before." No response from Archdiocese. Youth said he gave another priesta list of 10-15 names of boys who said they believed Forman had been inappropriate with them. In 1995 the same person sued archdiocese but suit later dismissed on statute problems. Forman was still active priest.in July, 2002.St. Louis, MOSource:
NY Times 03.03.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.03.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.11.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 04.14.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.30.02
FormusaSalvatore1935PAccusedDiocesanNamed on 4.10.06 Joliet Diocese list of priests with substantiated allegations. Retired 1985. Removed from ministry without privileges 2002. Died 2006. No further information found as of 3/16/13.Joliet, ILSource:
Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Tribune 04.11.06; Herald News 04.11.06; Chicago Tribune 04.12.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13
Forrester
John C. (Fidelis)1954PSuedBenedictineListed on the Davenport IA Diocese's 7/08 list of accused priests with credible allegations against him involving 3 minor males beginning in 1955. Several 2002 & 2003 suits in Seattle accused Forrester of abuse of boys in mid 1970s on church outings and overnight trips. Died in 2002. 7 plaintiffs participated in $2.6M settlement in 2005 re St. Benedict's Abbey, Kansas City KS archdiocese. Also settlement 11/06 re Seattle claims. New suit 12/10.Davenport, IASource:
Benedictine Priests in the Davenport Diocese 1960-1965; Davenport Diocese Creditors Committee Website; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 11.26.02; Seattle Times 11.27.02; Seattle Times 09.21.03; Seattle Post Intelligencer 01.06.05; Seattle Post Intelligencer 08.27.05; Spokesman Review 08.27.05; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Lawrence Journal-World 06.24.10; Seattle Times 12.11.10
Assignments:
Catholic Messenger 7.17.08; BA.org Concise Assignment Record
Forry
Thomas P.1966PAccusedDiocesanIn 1984, therapists suggested that Forry be sent for long-term hospitalization and treatment; he refused to go. Even though Archdiocese knew of allegations of sexual abuse and beatings of preteen boy by Forry and affairs with women, he was allowed to serve as army chaplain from 1988-1992. See history in personnel file. Abuse matter settled for $30K 12/93. Placed on leave in 2002. “Voluntarily” laicized in 2006. Lives in South Boston 10/08. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 2.8.02; Boston Globe 3.5.03; Boston Herald 2.8.02; Patriot Ledger 2.8.02; Boston Globe 12.04.02; Patriot Ledger 12.17.02; Newsday 02.10.03; Associated Press 10.08.03; BostonChannel.com 10.10.03; Boston Globe 03.18.06; Patriot Ledger 03.18.06; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Forster
Albert J.1926PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of several boys in 1960s. Died 1990. Named in at least 2 civil suits filed against diocese in 2004. Suits settled in 2004 and 2005.Dubuque, IASource:
Globe Gazette 01.05.06; Des Moines Register 01.06.06; Diocese of Dubuque Annual Report 01.06.06; Sioux City Journal 01.06.06; Archdiocese of Dubuque 02.21.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06
Assignments:
Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 9.22.06
Forsythe
James A.1983PConvictedDiocesanPleaded guilty 12/89 to having sexual relations with teenage boy over 2 yr period. Sentenced to 1-5 yrs jail but served 3-4 months in jail and then probation; sent for treatment in NM for 7 months. Victim got cash settlement from Diocese. On leave per1990 OCD. Papers say he left priesthood then. Became minister for protestant sect until forced to resign after community learned of past. Living in FL and Costa Rica as of 2009 per FL Sex Offender Registry.Kansas City, KSSource:
Rocky Mountain News 5.7.02; Kansas City Star 05.04.02; NY Times 05.10.02; Kansas City Star 05.15.02; Lawrence Journal-World 06.24.10
FortierRoger Armand1980PConvictedDiocesanBy 1984 Fortier had admitted to Chancellor that he watched pornographic filmes and gave alcohol to minor boys and then abused them. Arrested 1997 for molesting 2 boys at the rectory in mid 1990s. Also charged with possession of child porn. Convicted 7/98 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for abuse of two youths. Pled guilty 11/97 to attempted abuse of a 3rd youth and rec'd concurrent 5-10 yr sentence. Other victims came forward 2002 & 2003. Still in prison 5/11.Manchester, NHSource:
Boston Globe 8.8.98; Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 8.5.98; Union Leader 10.29.97; Union Leader 11.01.97; Union Leader 12.17.97; New Hampshire Sunday News 06.28.98; Union Leader 07.16.98; Union Leader 07.31.98; Union Leader 10.10.98; Union Leader 11.17.98; Associated Press 02.15.02
Assignments:
Telegraph 3.4.03 (add'l article); Concord Monitor 3.6.03 (add'l article); Union Leader News 11.10.03 (add'l article); Union Leader 11.11.97; NH AG Audit Records 3.26.09
Fortner
Douglas F.1970PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in Nov. 2006 after "credible allegation" of sexual abuse of a child dating back at least 25 years. Diocese is continuing its investigation.Covington, KYSource:
WCPO 11.19.06; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.20.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Foster
Michael Smith1980PAccusedDiocesanTop Canon lawyer in Archdiocese. Accused in 8/02 lawsuit of abusing a man when he was a teenager in 1980s. Suspended from duties. After number of people raised serious doubts leveled about veracity of the accuser, the man dropped the case. Law first agreed to reinstate Foster; then withdrew. Reinstated 11/02. investigation reviewed 9/03. Living in FL as of 6/07. No restrictions. See 8/11 Boston AD database re accused priests.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 9.4.02; Boston Globe 08.17.02; Boston Herald 08.17.02; Boston Globe 08.22.02; Boston Globe 08.23.02; Boston Globe 08.30.02; NY Times 08.31.02; Boston Globe 11.24.02; Boston Globe 12.13.02; Boston Herald 12.26.02; Boston Globe 12.28.02; Boston Herald 12.28.02; Boston Globe 01.15.03; Boston Herald 01.16.03; Boston Herald 09.25.03
Assignments:
Boston Herald 9.26.03 (add'l article); Boston Herald 12.2.03 (add'l article); Boston Herald 1.19.05 (add'l article); Boston Herald 6.21.07 (add'l article); National Catholic Register 8.25.11 (add'l article); Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
FosterRobert L. DConvictedDiocesanFoster, a deacon for 18 years and retired Judge, was charged in 1997 with sexually abusing a 12 yr old girl when she and her younger sister stayed overnight at his home. He also tried to get her to let him take pictures of her. Girl was altar server at church where Foster served. He pleaded no contest in 1998--5 yr deferred adjudication. In 2000, he was charged with stalking girl and sentence was revised to 5 yrs probation. Died in 2003.Oklahoma City, OKSource:
Daily Oklahoman 2.3.03; Daily Oklahoman 2.4.00; Daily Oklahoman 3.4.00; Daily Oklahoman 6.9.98; Tulsa World 05.23.97; Tulsa World 07.29.98; Daily Oklahoman 02.11.00
FountainDennis1981PArrestedFranciscanFountain, Dean of Students at St. Catherine's Indian School, was indicted 1/87 on more than 170 counts of sexual abuse (most charges were against 1 of 3 accusers). Indictments were dismissed because a DA was alleged to have tampered with Grand Jury. Reindicted 9/87 on other charges. Apparently found not guilty because he became pastor of St. Helena Parish in Hobbs, NM (Las Cruces Diocese). 4/25/10 bulletin requested prayers for him as he was ill and he is no longer shown as pastor.Santa Fe, NMSource:
United Press International 5.5.87; United Press International 6.9.87; United Press International 01.15.87; United Press International 05.12.87; United Press International 09.16.87; United Press International 10.07.87; United Press International 10.07.87; United Press International 10.31.87; New Mexican 10.07.07
FournierRoger E.1970PAccusedDiocesanPer personnel filed released 3/03, fournier and another priest abused one youth in 1973. Investigative report reflects telephone contact with the victim in 2/02. Reports that both priests had befriended the victim and his brother after the death of their father. (In places, name is also spelled Fornier)Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03
FowlerJohn BAccusedStigmatineFowler’s name was turned over to authorities for investigation of possible abuse charges in 2002. 7/04 article noted that one man has sued Boston and Albany dioceses alleging abuse by Fowler when he attended Elm Bank Minor Seminary in MA and by Albany priest as an adult. When he told another priest about the abuse, the priest tried to have the abusers punished. Instead, the priest bringing the complaints was punished by being transferred at least twice. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD Database..Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 08.10.02; Troy Record 07.15.04; Boston Globe 11.20.11
FoxFrancis BAccusedJesuitOne pending claim against Fox shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Died in 1989 per Marquette Univ. records. Believed to be the nephew of Fr. John Fox.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 2; Spokesman-Review 07.13.63
FoxFrederick1952PAccusedDiocesanOn 12/31/13, the Diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Fox, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the Diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Fox spent last 16-17 yrs of career on leave to work with Family Services-Duluth Drug Abuse Program. Retired 6/1/87 and was removed from ministry 1/28/88. Died 6/17/99.Duluth, MNSource:
Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13; Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Examiner 12.31.13; Northlands News Center 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14
Fox
John P.1927PAccusedJesuitOne pending claim against Fox shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Worked in Hooper Bay parish from 1931-1946 and in Pilot Station parish between 1946-1965. Worked at St. Mary's Mission under James Poole from 1963-1964. Died 1983.Fairbanks, AKSource:
BA Assignment Record of James Poole; The Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Pilot Station - Saint Charles Spinola Catholic Church Web Site 01.25.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Fraga
Bento R.1956PAccusedDiocesanFraga retired in 2005 but still assisted in various duties. In Jan. 2008 Diocese received report that he had molested one minor on one occasion in 1979 at Holy Ghost Parish. He denied all allegations. After investigation, the Review Board found the allegations credible. His removal from Ministry was announced 3/16/08. As of 4/08, accuser had decided not to press criminal charges. at that time. Died 4/8/12.Fall River, MASource:
Obituary from Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home 4.8.12; Sun Chronicle 03.17.08; Wicked Local 03.17.08; WPRI 03.17.08; Providence Journal 03.18.08; SouthCoast Today 03.18.08; Sun Chronicle 03.18.08; Taunton Daily Gazette 03.18.08; ProvinceTown Banner 03.20.08; Wicked Local 03.20.08; Sun Chronicle 03.21.08; Sun Chronicle 04.18.08
Assignments:
Wicked Local 3.20.08
Francis
George J.1937PSuedDiocesanFrancis is accused of raping a 7 yr old girl in 1959. The woman filed a lawsuit in early 1990s and settled with Diocese in 1993. Officials denied any wrongdoing by priest. Francis retired in 1988 and died in 1998. Another suit filed 11/02 by a woman who alleged that Francis abused her from 1979-1982 (aged 5-11). This suit was settled in Jan. 2004 for $3 million. Both victims went public in 2002; Diocese admitted abuse and admitted other victims.Total of 9 known victims.Oakland, CASource:
Bay Area News Group 4.1.08; Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; Diocese of Oakland Apology Services 2004; San Jose Mercury News 3.30;08; Tri-Valley Herald 3.3.04; Daily Review 11.15.02; Oakland Tribune 12.23.02; LA Times 01.24.04; SF Chronicle 01.26.04; San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08
FranciscoAlexander1979PAccusedDiocesanCame to the diocese from the Philippines in 1991. Placed on leave 7/02 from St. Bernadette Church for a single offense of improper touching of an older teenager which occurred "a number of years ago." The victim and parents told the Bishop at some point and requested that Francisco get psychological treatment. This was provided and Francisco was cleared to return to work by a review committee. No other offenses. Not reported to police. May have requested laicized.Houma-Thibodaux, LASource:
Associated Press 7.2.02; Associated Press 7.3.02; Houma Today 7.2.02
FrankClement1934PSuedBenedictineMan filed suit in April, 2002 alleging that Frank, later principal at Mount Angel Seminary, raped him at age 7 in church basement in the 1950s. Claims were based on repressed memories. Frank died in 1996 at age 89. In 3/08, Oregon Court of Appeals upheld dismissal of suit against Archdiocese. Litigation still pending 11/08.Portland, ORSource:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; Woodburn Independent 1.9.10; Sunday Oregonian 04.14.02; Oregonian 04.15.02; 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
FrankFather PSuedBenedictineMan filed suit 12/09 in Federal court alledging that "Father Frank", a priest assigned to St. Joseph Church & School in Mandan, ND, abused and raped him on multiple occasions between 1955-1957 when he was an altar boy.Bismarck, NDSource:
KFGO 12.13.09
FranklinJonathan W. PChargedBenedictineAccused of sexually assaulting 12 yr old boy in 1985 when he was temporarily assigned to St. Anne's Church Pensacola. He committed suicide in 1986 just prior to time his trial was to begin. Prior to joining St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, he worked in Savannah, Atlanta and Alexandria, La.Pensacola-Tallahassee, FLSource:
Cleveland Plain Dealer 5.25.02 (2nd article); United Press International 8.1.86; Cleveland Plain Dealer 05.25.02
FraserMichael B.1975PSettledDiocesanAccused in 1998 lawsuit of molesting a 17 yr old youth in Pearl River in 1991. Fraser denied the allegations and was allowed to remain on duty during the lawsuit. Suit finally settled 2004. Placed on leave without privileges in 2004 after Archdiocese learned of allegation that he sexually abused another child in mid 1980s in Pearl River parish. Review Board found this allegation to be credible. Note that in at least one article, name is spelled Frazier. Church trial ordered. Fraser sued Archdiocese 1/05New Orleans, LASource:
LA Court of Appeals 2.13.03 Decision in 2002 CA 0429; Times-Picayune 1.8.05; Times-Picayune 6.6.03; Times-Picayune 12.05.99; Times-Picayune 01.25.04; Times-Picayune 01.26.04; Times-Picayune 03.14.04; Times-Picayune 10.06.04; Times-Picayune 10.10.04; Times-Picayune 10.13.04; Times-Picayune 02.11.05
FraticJoseph P.1963PSuedDiocesanOne man filed suit 2/04 alleging that he was molested by Fratic, then at St. Paul's in Cambridge, after another priest lured him to Fratic's home. Suit says the other priest, Paul Hurley (another accused abuser), gave the 13 yr old boy porno and alcohol and Fratic molested him on one occasion. Privileges removed 2004 by the Archdiocese. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 2.6.04; Boston Herald 2.6.04; Archdiocese of Boston Statement 09.17.04; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
FrazierRichard1996PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 1/06 after allegations of abuse by Frazier in late 1970s-early 1980s prior to his ordination. Allegations were made as part of settlement of class action suit against Diocese. Frazier denied all the allegations. Initial reports show that at least one allegation occurred in late 1990s after his ordination.Covington, KYSource:
Community Recorder 01.12.06; WCPO 01.12.06; Cincinnati Enquirer 01.13.06; Kentucky Post 01.13.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
FreddrickMary NSuedSociety of the Holy Child JesusWoman filed suit 2/07 against 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 alleged to have taken place in 1962. Plaintiff has already settled with the Portland Archdiocese.Portland, ORSource:
Table: The Oregonian 11.16.06; Associated Press 02.06.07; KGW (AP) 02.06.07
FrederickJames1959PAccusedDiocesanName appears on Joliet Diocese 4/10/06 list of priests with substantiated allegations. Died 1988. Per 2013 articles and personnel files, Frederick was dean of students at the former St. Charles Borromeo [minor] seminary in Romeoville in mid-1960s. Several students complained to Rector of seminary in 1967 and Bishop removed Frederick. He later returned to duty as CFO for Diocese.Joliet, ILSource:
Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun Times 04.11.06; Chicago Tribune 04.11.06; The Herald News 04.11.06; The Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; Herald News 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; Chicago Tribune 03.13.13
FredetteJoseph A.1957PConvictedAugustinians of the AssumptionFled to Canada 1974 after accusations he molested 2-3 boys at halfway house for delinquents. Indicted in 1992. Arrested 1994 and extradited from Canada. Civil suit filed 1993 in NH by another man. $100K decision for Plaintiff 10/94. Convicted 1995;sentenced to 3 concurrent 4-5 year sentences in prison. Served his time and was released. MA Supreme Court overturned the conviction 10/02, citing procedural errors. Named in DA's report re Worcester Diocese. May have died in MI in 2010.Worcester, MASource:
Boston Globe 8.2.92; Boston Globe 8.4.92; Boston Globe 8.6.92; United Press International 6.9.94; Boston Globe 09.17.92; United Press International 07.11.95; Boston Globe 07.12.95; Worcester Magazine 09.24.97; Boston Globe 10.12.02; Telegram and Gazette 10.12.02
Freitas
Robert E.1972PConvictedDiocesanSent for treatment and placed on "restricted ministry" in 1985 after two boys complained of sexual abuse. In 2002, man told Diocese Freitas had molested him in 1979. Police notified. Plaintiff wore a wire during meeting; Freitas admitted abuse and was arrested. Accuser also filed suit. Police believe there were at least 4 more victims from about the same time frame. Pled guilty 12/02; sentenced to 6 mo in jail & 5 yrs probation. Released 6/03 after US Supreme Ct ruling. 1 settlement 11/03.Oakland, CASource:
Diocese of Oakland Apology Services 2004; Tri-Valley Herald 2.2.03; Oakland Tribune 04.10.02; San Jose Mercury News 04.10.02; San Francisco Chronicle 04.11.02; San Francisco Chronicle 04.12.02; San Jose Mercury News 04.18.02; San Jose Mercury News 12.07.02; San Jose Mercury News 01.23.03; Oakland Tribune 11.25.03; San Jose Mercury News 11.26.03; KGO 10.28.04; Tri-Valley Herald 03.30.05; San Jose Mercury News 03.30.08; San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08
Assignments:
San Jose Mercury News 4.2.08 (add'l article); Contra Costa Times 4.1.08 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Frey
Paul BSuedJesuit ?In civil suit(s) filed in 2010, At least two individuals have alleged abuse by Frey at church-run Native American boarding schools in South Dakota.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Huffington Post 04.19.11
FreyRoss S.1974PSettledBasilian Fathers, Salvatorian b.s.o.Frey, a Melkite priest, was accused of molesting numerous youths from 1973-1984 during weekend retreats at St. Basil Salvatorian Center in Methuen. Received treatment. Moved to Lebanon in 1995 to study. Placed on leave in 1996 (??) but still active priest 12/02 at Notre Dame University - Louaze. Civil Suit filed. 12 plaintiffs settled lawsuit in 1999 for $240K. Personnel files released 12/02. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. New accusers have come forward as of 2012.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 7.6.96; Boston Herald 7.4.96; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Union Leader 12.12.02; Woonsocket Call 06.03.06; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Eagle Tribune 10.24.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Freymuth
Michael A.1979PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 12/04 from duties as chaplain at Cardinal Ritter High School and as part-time associate pastor at a church after allegations against him raised in lawsuit against another priest. Another man also made allegations to Archdiocese in 2002 but nothing done then. He was quietly allowed to return to parish work (in 2006?) until 1/09 when he was again removed after 3rd man notified diocese he planned to sue. This man originally complained in 2005. This suit filed 7/09.St. Louis, MOSource:
KSDK 12.31.04; Associated Press 01.01.05; St. Louis Post Dispatch 01.01.05; Belleville News Democrat 01.16.09; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01.16.09; Chatanooga Times Free Press (AP) 01.17.09; St. Louis Post-Disptach 01.17.09; St. Louis Post Dispatch 07.16.09
Assignments:
SNAPmidwest.org Press Release 12.04
FriedmanDaniel L.1972PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexual advances towards boy at summer camp in 1986. Vicar General recommended removal in 1988 but no action taken until 1994 after further investigation. He was later reinstated to parish but not to camp duties. Woman sued him 2/02 allegingthat he had fondled her during counseling sessions; suit dropped 6/02. Removed 9/02 pending review of 1986 allegations. Again allowed to return to active ministry 4/03 after review by Fitness Review Board. Still active as of 1/09.Belleville, ILSource:
Belleville News Democrat 2.6.02; Belleville News Democrat 2.9.02; Belleville News Democrat 3.7.03; Chicago Sun Times 9.4.94; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2.6.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 3.3.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 9.3.94; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01.14.95; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 06.11.02; Belleville News Democrat 06.12.02; Belleville News Democrat 09.21.02; Dallas Morning News 09.21.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 09.21.02; Belleville News Democrat 04.25.03; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 04.25.03
FrielJoseph1957PSuedDiocesanFriel accused of molesting a teenage boy on several occasions. When boy and parents reported abuse to their pastor, he accused them of lying and threatened to ex-communicate them. Civil suit filed 1994. Freil died in 1995. Allegations against him weredeemed outside the statute of limitations.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 07.27.94; Buffalo News 04.02.02
Friese
Robert D.1978PConvictedDiocesanFriese was teacher/counselor at Maryville Academy and abused boy on at least three occasions. At time of indictment, Friese was on leave from Chicago Archdioces and working as researcher at Univ of Illinois--Chicago's child care program. He was convicted in 1985 and placed on probation for 4 yrs and sent to House of Affirmation. Resigned from priesthood 8/85. Laicized 7/87.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3.20.06 page 2; Chicago Tribune 11.16.85; Chicago Tribune 01.16.86; Chicago Sun-Times 12.10.92; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 08.16.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
FrigoCamillus1955PSuedNorbertineAccused of molesting several children over at least 30 years. Church had knowledge for many years and continued to transfer him from place to place. 2 civil suits filed 1986 and 5 in 1989.Green Bay, WISource:
Trainor vs. Frigo et al; Dane Ct, WI; # 86-cv-2758 [1994]
FritschEdward J.1965PSettledDiocesanAccused in 2002 suit of raping a girl age 13 in 1966. Complainant demanded release of diocesan file and 12/04 settlement revealed Covington diocese hospitalized Fritsch in 1965 after he had "contact with about 9 to 10 girls," one age 15. Behavior continued in treatment. Fritsch was returned to work then suspended. Sent to Owensboro diocese. Complainant alleges abuse there and Evansville IN diocese. Left priesthood; married 1969. Then worked in NJ with delinquents and on school board.Covington, KYSource:
Lexington Herald Leader 08.10.02; Courier-Journal 08.17.02; Courier-Journal 04.23.03; Montgomery Statement 06.21.03; Lexington Herald Leader 01.14.05; NJ Herald 01.18.05; Daily Record 01.19.05
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
FrobasVictor PConvictedDiocesanAbused in Wheeling/Charleston in 1977 and sent for treatment at House of Affirmation. Later assigned to St. Rose of Lima parish in Worcester Diocese 1978-1979 and reoffended. Said to have participated in sex ring. Convicted of child molestation in MO in 1988 after being extradited from NM. 4 yr sentence. Indicted on charges in MA but died 1993 before trial. Sued 1 time in MA and twice in WV beginning in 1993-1994.Wheeling-Charleston, WVSource:
Boston Globe 2.8.93; Boston Herald 2.1.02; Charleston Gazette 3.1.94; Charleston Gazette 3.9.94; Charleston Gazette 4.5.94; Charleston Gazette 4.5.94; Boston Globe 04.24.93; Charleston Gazette 02.28.94; Worcester Magazine 09.24.97; Sunday Telegram 03.10.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.11.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.12.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.12.02; Telegram & Gazette 07.24.02; Telegram & Gazette 08.28.03
FrolickJeanne Clare NSuedChristian CommunityFemale accuser filed a civil suit alleging abuse at an unspecified time by Frolick, director of the Archdiocesan Choir since early 1970s. Frolick also served at Sacred Heart Academy in Salem. She was placed on administrative leave when the allegation was made.Portland, ORSource:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
FromholzerFrancis (Frank) J.1958PSuedDiocesanWoman alleged in 2002 that she was fondled and groped by Fromholzer , including on trip to the Poconos in 9/65 when he was a young priest and she was a 13-14 yr old student. Suit filed 1/04. Second woman sued 7/04 alleging abuse on same 1965 trip. No criminal prosecution because of SOL. Left active ministry 9/02 and was living in FL at last report.Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 2.6.04; Morning Call 01.14.04; Morning Call 01.14.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.04; Morning Call 01.18.04; Express-Times 02.24.04; Express-Times 02.27.04; Express-Times 05.11.04; Express-Times 07.23.04
FrostEdmund BSuedO.P. DominicanSued 2005. Accused of abuse and giving plaintiff alcohol and marijuana. Case settled for $450K plus past therapy just before trial. Also named as abuser of 1 or 2 other youths from 1972-1973 in lawsuit in 2000 which was dismissed by Minn. Court of Appeals due to statute of limitations. At one time Frost was a Dominican brother. Apparently later became priest. Frost died prior to 3/05.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Doe 28B et al v. Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minn., Court of Appeals; KSTP.com - TV 5 3.3.05; Star Tribune 3.4.05; KARE 03.20.06; Star Tribune 03.21.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
FrostJames I. J.1976PSuedDiocesanIn massive Civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Frost. One man alleges he was abused by Frost from 1977-1984. Boy was 10 when abuse began. Abuse continued even after Frost was assigned to two more parishes. Oct.2, 2003 article says Frost is no longer working in the Diocese but he had a parish assignment per the 2002 Catholic Directory.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Daily News 10.02.03; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03
Frost
Peter J.1970PSuedDiocesanBecame a military chaplain in 1971 just one year after ordination. By 1974 he was placed on sick leave. Three years later he was back in parishes. Finally removed in 1992. Allegation of abuse surfaced in 1980. Admitted abusing as far back as 1969 as deacon before his ordination and to being a sex addict. Also admitted one victim committed suicide. Named in 3 civil suits beginning in 2002. "Voluntarily" laicized 6/05. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 5.2.02; Patriot Ledger 05.15.02; Boston Globe 09.18.02; Boston Globe 12.04.02; Boston Herald 12.04.02; Patriot Ledger 12.04.02; Patriot Ledger 12.19.02; Boston Globe 06.10.05; Lowell Sun 06.10.05; Lynn Daily Item 06.10.05; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Fugee
Michael C.1994PnoneDiocesanNOTE: RECORD UNDER REVISION AS OF 11/8/13. On 11/1/13 Fugee agreed (as part of criminal case against him for contempt of court based on recent behavior) to voluntarily seek laicization. Laicization announced 3/17/14.Newark, NJSource:
Collection of Articles Prior to 05.06.13; Asbury Park Press 05.10.13; Star Ledger 05.19.13; Star-Ledger 05.20.13; The Record 05.20.13; Wyckoff Patch 05.20.13; CBS NY 05.21.13; National Catholic Reporter 05.21.13; New Jersey 101_5 05.21.13; PhillyBurbs (AP) 05.21.13; SNAP Statement 05.21.13; Star-Ledger 05.21.13; Star Ledger 05.23.13; The Record 05.29.13; Wyckoff Patch 07.22.13; Record 09.27.13; Consent Order in Matter of State of NJ v Fugee 11.01.13; Star-Ledger 11.03.13; Cliffview Pilot 11.08.13; National Catholic Reporter 11.08.13; SNAP Statement 11.08.13; Star-Ledger 11.08.13; Statement by Bergen Co Prosecutor's office 11.08.13; Statement by Vice Chancellor of Newark Archdiocese 11.08.13; The Record 11.08.13; ABC News 11.09.13; Asbury Park Press 11.09.13; Star-Ledger 11.09.13; The Record 11.09.13; Spiritual Politics 11.11.13; Religion Clause 11.12.13; The Record 02.09.14; NJdotCom 02.10.14; Patch 02.10.14; SNAP Statement 02.10.14; The Record 02.10.14; SNAP Statement 02.20.14; Star-Ledger 03.17.14; The Record 03.17.14; NBC New York 03.18.14; NJ TV 03.18.14; SNAP Statement 03.18.14; Wyckoff Patch 03.19.14; Star-Ledger 03.22.14
Assignments:
The Record 5.22.13; The Record 5.22.13; Spiritual Politics 5.22.13;  ; Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch 5.23.13; BA.org Assignment Record
Fugolo
Joseph1967PAccusedScalabrinian FathersAccused in 1997 of taking nude photographs in late 1960s of same boy who was, at other times, being abused by Fr. John Bocciarelli, pastor of same church. Denied allegations. As of 4/08 he was serving as Administrator of St. Charles Seminary/Residence in Dongan Hills, NY. Resigned as superior of the province in 2009. Now in Montreal. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: 1997 letter by Fugulo denying allegation; Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: 1997 memo describing allegations; Our Lady of Pompei Church 9.09; Staten Island Advance 10.20.07; Staten Island Advance 04.27.08; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Fuhrmann
Nicholas1954PSuedBenedictine1 suit filed 1994 alleged abuse at Subiaco Academy in 1978-1979. Dismissed by Court on SOL. Another complaint filed 2002 by 1 alleging abuse 1976-1979. Same person sued 2005 after received no response from Diocese. Dismissed 5/05 on SOL. Per 1989 Catholic Directory, Fuhrmann was working in Fort Worth TX diocese. In 2005 he was working at Subiaco Abbey farm but not teaching at school.Little Rock, ARSource:
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 02.25.94; Democrat-Gazette 03.02.05; TheHomeTownChannel com 03.02.05; Times Record 03.22.05; Democrat Gazette 04.12.05; Democrat-Gazette 04.27.05; Democrat-Gazette 05.05.05; Subiaco Academy Website accessed 06.21.10
Funcheon
Gerald1965PSettledCrosierBanned from IN because he was "planning" to molest. 1st suit in 9/03 re abuse in 1970s at Catholic School in MN. 2nd person alleged abuse in late 1970s. Rec'd $30K for counseling. Allegations while chaplain in Air Force in HI1982-1984 and Parma High 1984-1985. 2007 suit in IN. 3 claims in 2/09 settlement with Crosiers in MN. Left Order in 1980s. Multiple new suits in 2012-2013. Admitted abuse in Deposition. 6 claims settled in 5/13 Christian Brothers settlement. Named on revised St. Paul list 02/17/14.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Collection of Articles Prior to 03.01.13; Hawaii News Now 03.21.13; SNAP Statement 03.21.13; Star-Advertiser 03.21.13; Santa Cruz Sentinel 03.27.13; Orange County Weekly 03.29.13; Monterey County Herald 05.23.13; Monterey County Herald 09.06.13; Monterey Herald (AP) 10.12.13; Worthy Adversary 10.22.13; Minnesota Public Radio 02.17.14; Star Tribune 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; KARE 11 02.26.14; Worthy Adversary 02.27.14; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; KSTP 03.14.14; Legal Examiner 03.14.14; St Cloud Times 03.14.14; Worthy Adversary 03.23.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment record; Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Funke
James A.1974PConvictedDiocesanAssigned to Bishop DuBourg High from 1979-1986. Funke and a lay teacher at the school were arrested 10/86 and charged with sexual assault of one youth. Funke pled guilty in 1987 to 10 counts of second-degree deviate sexual assault of two boys. Police found child porn in his possession. Received 10 yrs prison; released in 1992. First victim to report Funke committed suicide at age 21. Laicization announced 11/03/06. One of 6 priests included in 7/08 settlement. On MO sex offender registry as of 5/15/11.St. Louis, MOSource:
St. Louis Post Dispatch 10.31.86; United Press International 10.31.86; South Side (MO) Journal 11.05.86; St. Louis Post Dispatch 11.07.86; St. Louis Review 11.07.86; St. Louis Post Dispatch 04.24.87; St. Louis Post Dispatch 07.24.87; St. Louis Post Dispatch 11.21.87; St. Louis Review 11.27.87; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.10.02; Archdiocese of St. Louis Press Release 11.03.06; MyFox (AP) 11.03.06; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.03.06; St. Louis Review 11.03.06; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.04.06
Assignments:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 7.8.08 (add'l article); St. Louis Post-Dispatch 4.18.10 (add'l article)
FurchesStephen BSuedFSC Brothers of the Christian SchoolsFurches, a former principal of Cathedral High School in El Paso was named in 8/12 civil suit filed in Santa Fe which alleged that he abused the then-minor plaintiff for two years in late 1980s and threatened to keep him from graduating if he told. Although not currently listed on the NOSF Province's roster of brothers, he was a member of the order at the time of the abuse.El Paso, TXSource:
Texas Monthly 5.90; Courthouse News Service 08.16.12; SNAP Statement 05.23.13
Furdek
John M.1984PConvictedDiocesanMember of Joliet Diocese. Arrested in WI in Feb. 2000 on charges of using Internet to set up a meeting with someone who he thought was a 14 year old boy (actually an undercover agent). Pleaded guilty in WI in 3/03. Sentenced to 15 yrs in prison on attempted sexual assault. Served 3 yrs w/ rest probation. Paroled 5/06. In 2/07 he was being forced to move from condo because daycare was on 1st floor and school was next door. On Sex Offender Registry.Milwaukee, WISource:
Chicago Tribune 6.6.00; Chicago Tribune 02.19.00; Chicago Tribune 03.14.00; Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Daily-Herald 05.21.03; Chicago Sun-Times 06.15.03; Chicago Sun-Times 02.14.04; Diocese of Joliet press release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Chicago Sun-Times 02.14.07; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Furfaro
Francis J.1941PSettledDiocesanDates of alleged abuse range from 1949 to 1987. In 1998 Furfaro admitted abusing one man whom he counseled after death of man's sister. This matter was settled for about $75,000 in 1999. Seven men & boys filed suit 4/03. Furfaro retired in 1991. He was permanently removed from active ministry 6/03. No criminal prosecution due to SOL. Died 3/29/10 at age 93.Syracuse, NYSource:
Post Standard 1.8.04; Post Standard 4.1.10; Post Standard 5.7.02; Post Standard 5.9.02; Post Standard 6.4.91; Post Standard 8.5.02; Post Standard 04.14.02; Post Standard 05.16.02; Post Standard 09.29.02; Post Standard 04.18.03; Post Standard 06.18.03; Post Standard 08.22.03; Post Standard 10.31.03; Oneida Daily Dispatch 03.31.10
Furmanski
Leonard A.1959PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 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, PASource:
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
FurtadoStephen R.1973PAccusedDiocesanWorking as pastor of Holy Ghost Church when he was placed on leave 4/02 after allegations dating back approx. 20 years. Had worked as hospital chaplain previously. Name appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says one alleged victim but DA had no jurisdiction.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02; Herald News 09.27.02
FuscoAlbin D.1961PSuedFranciscanSued 2002. Accused of abuse of young man. Removed. Arrested 1993 for soliciting sex; charges dropped. Still active priest in 6/06 because he officiated at a funeral.New York, NYSource:
Associated Press 07.30.02; New York Daily News 07.31.02; New York Post 07.31.02; Times Union 07.31.02
Assignments:
BA.org Summary of Directory Entries
Fushek
Dale J.1978PSettledDiocesanCivil suit settled 2002. Accused of sexual harassment. Criminal charges filed 11/05 re abuse of five youths between 1985-1994. Another civil suit filed in 2005 alleged that he gave a youth alcohol and masturbated while the youth was molested by Mark Lehman. This suit settled in 12/06 for $100K. Excommunicated by Bishop 12/08 for offering his own non-denominational services, . Laicization announced 2/16/10. Pleaded guilty to 1 count 4/10. Sentenced to 364 days probation.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 6.2.06; Arizona Republic 05.31.02; Arizona Republic 12.30.04; Arizona Republic 01.28.05; Arizona Republic 04.13.06; Arizona Republic 05.13.06; East Valley Tribune 08.15.06; Arizona Republic 11.10.06; Arizona Republic 12.27.06; Arizona Republic 04.11.07; East Valley Tribune 06.14.07; Arizona Republic 06.16.07; Arizona Republic 10.30.07; East Valley Tribune 11.22.07; KPHO 11.23.07
Assignments:
East Valley Tribune 11.26.07 (add'l article); Arizone Republic 11.27.07 (add'l article); Catholic News Agency 12.16.08 (add'l article); Arizona Republic 2.16.10 (add'l article); Statement by Diocese of Phoenix 2.16.10 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Fusoni
Joseph A.1960PAccusedDiocesanRecords show leave of absence 1978-1979. Accused in 1993 of having molested a 15 year old altar boy during summer of 1985. Victim claimed that the pastor, Fr. O'Sullivan had been told of the abuse and that O'Sullivan said there had been a previous allegation against Fusoni by the parents of another boy. Died 7/3/88 at age 55 of lung cancer. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Notes on O'Sullivan Report 03.27.93; Demand Letter 03.27.95; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
 


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