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Quane
Ralph1978PAccusedDiocesanIn 5/02 Quane was removed from his assignment as Chaplain at Hospital in Detroit on allegations that he sexually abused a minor in early years of his ministry. He was ordered not to wear priestly garb or represent himself as a priest. Laicization announced 5/05.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 8.1.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Associated Press 05.25.05; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05; Statement by Archdiocese of Detroit 05.27.05
QueenanWilliam J.1960PSuedIn civil suit filed 4/4/14, one man alleges he was abused by Queenan as a student at St. Stephen's Seminary in Hawaii in 1968 when he was 14. Queenan was a teacher at St. Stephen's. When he told then-priest, later-Bishop Joseph Ferrario, the future Bishop also abused him. In same suit, man says he was abused by Br. Robert Brouillette and Br. Thomas Ford (both known abusers) in 1970 when he transferred to Damien Memorial School which was run by Irish Christian Brothers.Honolulu, HISource:
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
Quigg
Harold Francis1960PAccusedDiocesanReview Board Report of 6/04 identified Quigg as one of four priests where there was insufficient evident to support allegation of abuse of a minor. Board did admit that was sufficient evidence to prove he did sexually abuse a 17 yr old (Church age of consent at the time was 16). Board did recommend that his actions were so egregious that he was unsuitable for the priesthood but he did not retire until about 2008. He is believed to be living in Seattle area. Not in 2010 Catholic Directory.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Archdiocesan Case Review Board Report, fn 4 on page 4, 06.01.04; SNAP Press Release 03.24.14; SNAP Statement 03.24.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
QuigleyPatrick1981PConvictedDiocesanServed in Manhattan, Staten Island and Rockland counties. Pleaded guilty 12/94 to offering several youg boys in Haverstraw Village money for sex. Received probation and sent to treatment in Maryland for "alcoholism." Still on leave per 2002 Official Catholic Directory. Laicized in July, 2005. New York, NYSource:
Journal News 7.9.05; Newsday 7.9.05; Albany Times Union (AP) 09.10.94; Journal News (NY) 06.19.02
QuillenMark BAccusedFranciscan Brothers of Christ the KingName appears on the Davenport Diocese Creditors Committee Website as having credible allegations of abuse against him. One man says he was abused by Quillen and another brother in Fall, 1977 when he was a seminary student. He personally told Bishop O'Keefe in 1977 but nothing done. Name on Diocese's 7/08 list of "credibly accused" abusers. Notes 1 minor accuser and 1 adult accuser.Davenport, IASource:
Catholic Online 8.8.07; Blog on Franciscan Brothers of Christ the King - Davenport, Iowa 04.23.03; Davenport Diocese Creditors Committee Website 08.27.07; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Quad-City Times 07.13.08; Revised Diocesan List of Credible Allegations 05.21.09
Assignments:
Catholic Messenger 7.17.08; BA.org Concise Assignment Record
QuinlanCelestine< 1957PSuedCapuchinAccused of abuse of 4 boys between 1957-1962 per 2003 civil suit. One mother told authorities and Quinlan was transferred to San Francisco Archdiocese. Plaintiff's attorney says that Church told the Plaintiffs that he had been sent to an Indian Reservation in Arizona to pay penance for his sins. He died in 1970. Listed in LA Archdiocesan report.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5; City News Service 10.01.03; Associated Press 10.02.03; LA Times 02.18.04
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Quinn
James F.1958PSuedDiocesanQuinn, director of the Office of Vocation Promotion, was placed on leave 5/03 pending investigation of allegations that he sexually abused and exploited a youth from 1963 to 1970. Suit filed 5/03 (later dismissed on SOL) also claimed Quinn was negligent in death of a camper in 1968 and that Diocese covered for him. Suit on this matter filed 6.04. In 12/04 Diocese cleared him to return to priestly duties after finding insufficient evidence to support allegations. Died 2.1.13.Syracuse, NYSource:
Associated Press 7.1.05; Post-Standard 5.8.03; Syracuse Post Standard 2.3.13; Post-Standard 07.29.03; Associated Press 11.18.03; Utica Observer-Dispatch 05.25.04; Observer-Dispatch 06.15.04; Associated Press 08.18.04; Zumpany v. Quinn, 1312 CA 04-00798 NY Appellate Court 11.19.04; Post-Standard 12.16.04; NY Law Journal 07.18.05; Newsday 12.15.05; Appeals Court Opinion 02.21.06; Observer Dispatch (AP) 02.22.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
 


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