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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
RabideauJohn Steven1990PConvictedOblates OMVAccused of Abuse.Detroit, MISource:
BadCopNews (Michigan) 2006; Pioneer Press (AP) 02.09.06; Detroit Free Press (AP) 02.10.06; Detroit News (AP) 02.18.06; The Telegraph (AP) 02.18.06; Belleville News Democrat 02.19.06; Telegraph (AP) 02.20.06; ABC 12 Bay City Michigan 03.01.06; Detroit News (AP) 03.04.06; ABC 12 10.23.06; Bellville News Democrat 10.25.06; WOOD 10.25.06; St. Louis Post Dispatch 10.26.06
RadetskiPaul J.1982PAccusedDiocesanRemoved and placed on admin. leave 10/10 after "credible" allegation that he abused a minor "many years ago" in an unspecified part of the Diocese. Radetski has denied the allegation. He was working at St. John's, St. Mary's and St. Patrick's parishes in Menasha when he was removed. Had previously worked in Green Bay, Peshtigo, Little Chute and Phlox.Green Bay, WISource:
Green Bay Post-Crescent 10.30.10; Chicago Tribune 10.31.10; Green Bay Post-Crescent 10.31.10; WBAY 10.31.10; Press-Gazette 11.01.10; Press-Gazette 11.03.10
RaeihleDennis BAccusedFranciscan Friars of the AtonementOne of three living religious included 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.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
RainforthThomas G1973PSuedDiocesanIn 7/02 man accused him of molestation in 1975 and he was placed on leave. Returned to duty 8/02 when Diocese said he was drunk and act was inappropriate but did not meet definition of abuse. Sued 2004 by another man. Claim included in 02/05 $5M settlement with 27 plaintiffs, most of whom were abused by Hanley.Paterson, NJSource:
Observer Tribune 9.1.04; The Record 07.14.02; Star-Ledger 07.15.02; Star-Ledger 11.15.02; Newsday 01.12.04; Daily Record (NJ) 01.13.04; NY Times 01.13.04; Herald News 11.04.04; Star-Ledger 02.10.05; Herald News 02.16.05; The Record 02.16.05; Website: Catholic Scouters & Sexual Abuse, 11.30.07
RaleighEdmund PSuedDiocesanPer 2002 articles, Raleigh (also known as "Friar Raleigh") is accused of abusing one youth in 1956 at St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. In May 2002 suit, the plaintiff says that Raleigh and Martin Doherty abused him and also forced him to watch as they engaged in group sex with other minors. Died 1979.Portland, ORSource:
Statesman Journal 5.2.02; Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; Statesman Journal 05.13.02
Raleigh
Michael J.1936PAccusedDiocesanBelieve this is same individual as "Friar" Raleigh or "Edmund Raleigh" accused in 2002, based on assignments and date of death. Four men have accused Raleigh of forcing them to engage in various sexual acts when they were children or young teens in the 1950s. Raleigh served at St. Augustine in Lincoln City and St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. He died in 1979.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 6.6.07 (Documents); Oregonian Table 11.12.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ramaekers
Timothy1982PSuedDiocesanIn 10/10, church bulletin noted that one man had recently made allegations of abuse against Ramaekers when he was assigned as parochial vicar at St. Justin Martyr Church in 1986. Ramaekers had served as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Placentia, since1997. Diocese never placed him on leave. Review board found no credible evidence to support the allegation. Same accuser filed 2009 suit alleging abuse by 3 former priests and lay employee. Ramaekers given new parish 5/12. He has denied allegations.Orange, CASource:
The Patch 7.9.12; San Antonio Catholic Church Bulletin 10.03.10; SNAP Statement 12.21.10; The Patch 05.12.12; Orange County Weekly 07.11.12; Worthy Adversary 07.11.12
RamirezAaron DSuedDiocesan35 yr old Deacon accused in 1999 of inviting a 17 yr old boy to spend the evening with him at a church trailer home. He gave the youth alcohol and the youth passed out on porch. Woke up nude on bed with the nude deacon lying beside him. Fled to Mexico before diocese could investigate. Laicized in 2000. Later became an Episcopal priest in Mexico. Dismissed after publicity. Civil suit filed 7/11. Suit still open 1/13. Federal trial underway 3/14.Yakima, WASource:
Statement by Bishop Savilla of Yakima 10.14.03; Columbia Basin Herald (WA) 11.22.03; Yakima Herald Republic 05.04.06; Yakima Herald Republic 01.07.07; Yakima Herald Republic 01.07.07; Yakima Herald Republic 04.13.07; Yakima Herald-Republic 04.02.08; KNDO/KNDU 06.10.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 07.04.10; Statement by SNAP & Yakima Herald-Republic 07.13.11; KAPP TV 07.14.11; KIMA TV 07.14.11; Seattle Times 07.14.11; Yakima Herald-Republic 10.21.11; Wenatchee World 02.16.13; Catholic Culture 08.22.13; KOMO News 03.09.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.09.14; KIMA 03.10.14; SNAP Statement 03.10.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.11.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.12.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.12.14; KIMA 03.13.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.13.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.14.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.19.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.19.14; KIMA 03.20.14; Yakima Herald-Republic 03.21.14
RamirezHilario PAccusedUnknownRamirez, a visiting priest from Mexico, spent several weeks at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Moses Lake in early 1970s. As of 12/12, he had been accused of abusing at least 4 boys between the ages of 7-14. Ramirez returned to Mexico shortly thereafter and is believed to have died in auto accident in early 1980s. Two of the accusers have been offered counseling. Two others are dead. Parishioners were only told 12/16/12 but authorities had know for months. Also spent time in San Antonio in 1970s.Yakima, WASource:
KAPP 12.17.12; SNAP Statement 12.17.12; Statement by Diocese of Yakima 12.17.12; Statement by Diocese of Yakima (Spanish) 12.17.12; Yakima Herald Republic 12.17.12; KSAT com 12.18.12; San Antonio Express News 12.18.12; Columbia Basin Herald 12.19.12; Yakima Herald Republic 01.15.13
Ramirez
Luis Eduardo2003PConvictedAugustinian RecollectsArrested 1/08 after he took a 17 yr old boy to a motel room to "counsel" him. His order bailed him out and in 6/08 he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and burglary; other misdemeanor charges were dismissed. Admitted inappropriately touching the youth. His lawyer said it was "bad judgment." Sentenced to 6 months in jail 8/08 and 3 yrs probation. Released from jail 3/09. All privileges removed.Orange, CASource:
Orange County Register 4.7.09; Orange County Register 08.19.08; KTLA 08.20.08; CBS 2 08.21.08; Las Vegas Sun (AP) 08.21.08; Sacramento Bee 08.21.08; Orange County Register 08.22.08; Orange County Weekly 09.22.08; Orange County Register 09.24.08
RamonRobert C.1982PSuedDiocesanRamon is accused of sexual misconduct with a minor female in 1991. Parish personnel notified immediately; Diocese conducted investigation but found no evidence. Parents requested counseling for girl and Diocese provided. Family's contact w/ counselor ceased within few months and family threatened litigation in Feb. 1992. Civil litigation filed 7/93 Died 2001Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Jane..v. Fiorenza; Harris Cty, TX; # 93-41706
Ramos
Eleuterio "Al" V.1966PSettledDiocesanSettled 1994. Accused of abuse of 2 boys. Several additional suits. See Major Account See also Orange Co. Weekly of 5/18/05 (Major Account). Left LA for Orange 1976. Placed on leave 1985. Died 2/24/04. At least 13 victims included in 2005 settlements. Claims also included in 7/07 LA Arch. $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs. Another victim came forward 3/10. Personnel file released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
Collection of Articles prior to 2.7.13; NY Times 2.6.13; KCET 03.14.13; Orange County Weekly 03.15.13; Orange County Weekly 03.18.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ramos
Ponciano M.1985PConvictedSociety of the Divine Word (SVD)Native of Philippines In 1993 he pled guilty to three misdemeanors in connection with strip-search of young boys in Indianapolis after they set off stink bombs in parish school. Ramos was sentenced to 18-month suspended sentence and 15 months of probation. He was moved to Chicago and then to San Bernardino, CA diocese and worked there until 2002 when he was placed on leave. Again allowed to return to restricted duty with Order in 2003. Still priest in 2005.Indianapolis, INSource:
Chicago Tribune 4.7.02; Indianapolis Star 4.9.02; Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 4.8.02; Inland Valley Daily Bulletin [CA] 6.7.03; Press Enterprise 6.7.03; San Bernardino County Sun 4.9.02; San Bernardino Sun 4.8.02; San Bernardino Sun 6.6.03; Chicago Tribune 06.12.92; NY Times 04.10.02
RancourtHenry1957PAccusedMaristAccused anonymously in 1992 of "kissing and molesting Haitian boys" in his Boston parish school in 1992. On 6/27/09 Archdiocesan website showed him to have active status with assignment at Marist House in Framington. In 4/12, attorney Mitch Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim involving Rancourt. Also worked in MI, NY and OH.Boston, MASource:
Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: 1992 letter alleging abuse; Holy Name of Jesus Parish Bulletin 09.11.05; St. Barbara's Parish Sunday Bulletin 03.12.06; BishopAccountability.org 04.11.12; MetroWest Daily News 04.12.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RanftPaul J.1940PAccusedDiocesanOne woman filed suit 6/04 alleging abuse by Ranft and six other priests while she was a student at Immaculate Heart Academy from 1962-1965. Ranft is the main abuser listed in the petition and other priests are mostly identified only by last names. Ranft, who died in 2001 at age of 86, moved to Tucson from Kentucky in 1953 because of health problems, including severe asthma.Tucson, AZSource:
Arizona Daily Star 06.12.04
Rapp
James1967PConvictedOblates St. Francis de SalesAccused of abuse of at least 2 Michigan boys in 1987. Removed from assignment and sent for counseling. Transferred to Oklahoma and abused several boys there. Convicted 1999 in Oklahoma and received 40-year sentence. $5M settlement in Oklahoma civil suit.Also accused in 2003 Utah civil suit by 2 brothers. Suit dismissed on statute of limitations. Dismissal upheld by Utah Supreme Court 3/07.Lansing, MISource:
Daily Oklahoman 05.12.99; Associated Press 10.26.99; Daily Oklahoman 05.10.02; Washington Post 05.21.02; Daily Oklahoman 05.22.02; Daily Oklahoman 06.04.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Daily Oklahoman 07.20.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade (Major Account) 12.01.02; Salt Lake Tribune 02.19.03; Salt Lake Tribune 08.20.03; Salt Lake Tribune 08.23.03; Daily Oklahoman 02.28.04; KLS TV 01.30.06; Patrick Wall 09.10.13
Assignments:
Deseret Morning News 2.2.06 (add'l article); Salt Lake Tribune 3.13.07 (add'l article); Salt Lake Tribune 4.2.07 (add'l article); Salt Lake Tribune 7.23.07 (add'l article); Cincinnati Ins. Co. V. Oblates of St. Francis De Sales, Inc. in The Legal 9.20.10 (add'l article)
RatermannJerome B.1957PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abusing youths in 1960s while prinicpal of a Catholic H.S.. Original investigation in 1987. He was suspended in 3/93 from position as pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church and then permanently barred from the ministry by review board. He denied all charges and appealed his case to Rome in 2002 when Bishop refused to reinstate him. On 1/24/09 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave / Retired." Suit filed 4/09 settled 3/12.Belleville, ILSource:
Belleville News-Democrat 3.7.03; Belleville News-Democrat 8.9.08; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 3.9.93; ST. Louis Post-Dispatch 03.20.93; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.24.93; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.29.93; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 05.22.94; Belleville News-Democrat 07.14.02; Belleville News-Democrat 07.17.02; Belleville News-Democrat 10.22.02; Belleville News-Democrat 04.24.07; Belleville News-Democrat 08.21.08; News-Democrat 04.15.09; WJBD 04.16.09; News Democrat 03.21.12
Assignments:
KMOX 3.21.12 (add'l article)
Ratigan
Shawn Francis2004PConvictedDiocesanSchool principal complained of behavior 5/10. Not removed from St. Patrick until 12/10 after child porn found on laptop. Tried suicide. Police told of 1 picture but said not porn. Assigned to say mass for nuns. Reported to police 5/11. Arrested 5/19/11. Sued several times. Some civil suits settled, including 1 for $1.3M. Two more settled 2/14 for total of $1.8M. Pled guilty to Federal pornography charges in 2013. Sentenced to 50 yrs 9/11/13. Sentenced to 3 7-yr sentences 10/13 on state charges.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Articles and Documents prior to 08.30.12; Kanas City Star 09.01.12; Kansas City Star 09.01.12; Excerpt from Stipulation of Testimony with background documents 09.06.12; Fox 4 09.06.12; Kansas City Star 09.06.12; Stipulation of Testimony (re Bishop Finn Trial) 09.06.12; The Australian 09.06.12; NY Times 09.07.12; NY Times 09.10.12; Kansas City Star 11.02.12; Kansas City Star 03.27.13; Kansas City Star 05.14.13; Kansas City Star 05.15.13; SNAP Statement 05.15.13; Media Statement--Jeff Anderson & Assoc 05.16.13; San Francisco Chronicle 05.21.13; Worthy Adversary 09.01.13; Kansas City Star 09.08.13; Kansas City Star 09.12.13; KCUR 09.12.13; KSHB 09.12.13; McClatchy News 09.12.13; National Catholic Reporter 09.12.13; Pitch 09.12.13; Reuters 09.12.13; SNAP Statement 09.12.13; SNAP Statement 09.12.13; St Joe Channel 09.12.13; St Joseph News-Press 09.12.13; Statement of Bishop Finn 09.12.13; Washington Post 09.12.13; KCUR 09.13.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 09.16.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 10.01.13; Kansas City Star 10.02.13; WGEM 10.02.13; Kansas City Star 10.25.13; KCUR 10.25.13; SNAP Statement 10.25.13; Kansas City Star 11.02.13; Daily Journal 11.03.13; NY Times 02.14.14; Kansas City Star 02.15.14; Kansas City Star 02.21.14; Kansas City Star 02.21.14; Daily Journal 02.22.14; Frontline 02.26.14
Assignments:
Huffington Post 5.15.13 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 5.15.13 (add'l article); Chicago Tribune 5.15.13 (add'l article); Kansas City Star 5.21.13 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 5.21.13 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
RauschEdward A.1954PAccusedDiocesanName appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says one alleged victim with claims beyond the SOL. Rausch left the priesthood in early 1970s and has denied ever having harmed anyone.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02; Herald News 09.27.02
Rausch (Bp)
James S.1956PAccusedDiocesanFormer Sec. General of the NCCB, Rausch was bishop of Phoenix Diocese from 1977 until his death in 1981. In 11/01 man gave a deposition in a case involving the Tucson Diocese and Msgr. Robert Trupia in which he stated that he was 17 when he began hissexual relationship with Rausch and over 18 when he was involved with Trupia. and William T. Byrne. Trupia attempted to blackmail Tucson Diocese in 1992 by saying that he would release info on Bishop Rausch and the young man.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 5.4.03; Letter from Rausch to Cardinal Medeiros re Paul Shanley 9.7.76; Washington Post 05.19.81; Boston Globe 08.20.02; Arizona Republic 08.22.02; Arizona Daily Star 08.24.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; A.W. Richard Sipe Keynote Address Linkup Conference 02.23.03; East Valley Tribune 03.17.07; BA.org list of U.S. Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08; Examiner 04.14.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Raux
Redmond H.1982PSettledDiocesanAccused in 1993 of molesting a boy in 1987. Allegations against Raux and Rev. James L. Wilson Jr. were settled in 1995 for $200K but Raux later denied the charge. Cardinal Law assured the military he knew of no reason why Raux would be unsuitable to work with children in a 1996 letter recommending Raux for a USAF chaplaincy in WY. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, Review board found accusations unsubstantiated or he was acquitted by canonical process. No restrictions on privileges. Still AF chaplain 2011.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Wyoming Tribune-Eagle 12.12.02; Florida Today 12.13.02; Rocky Mountain News 12.13.02; Orlando Sentinel 12.14.02; Florida Today 12.18.02; Florida Today 01.15.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Ray
James M.1975PAccusedDiocesanIn 1991 Ray was one of approx. 20 priests removed by Cardinal Bernardin's review panel as result of allegations. In 1991 a man told archdiocese that he was sexually abused as a minor by Ray when Ray was assigned to St. Peter Damian church between 1984-1989. Removed from ministry in Office of Health and Hospital Affairs in 6/02. Permanently removed from active ministry 9/05. Resigned 3/09. Laicized 1/12 per archdiocesan list accessed 2/25/12.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3.20.06 page 3; Modern Healthcare 7.1.02; Chicago Tribune 11.24.91; Chicago Tribune 06.20.02; Chicago Tribune 06.24.02; Chicago Daily Herald 06.25.02; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Chicago Tribune 09.26.05; Chicago Daily Herald 09.27.05; Chicago Sun-Times 09.27.05; City of Angels 06.28.08; Chicago Archdiocese Report 01.14.10; Chicago Archdiocese Report (accessed 02.25.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Reagan (Regan)
Joseph Franklin BSuedBrothers of the Holy Cross"Brother Joseph" is named as abuser of 1 in 2003 civil suit against Los Angeles Archdiocese. Abuse alleged to have occurred in 1965 when he was working at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth, CA. He died approx. 1989. Later identified as Joseph Reagan. Hejoined the order at age 18 and left in 1966 at age 22 to pursue a career in baseball. He never took final vows.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Errata Notice # 1; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; BishopAccountability posting of Personnel File 11.23.13
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
ReardonEdward J.1931PSettledDiocesan2005 article reports that Reardon, who died in 1991, was named as an abuser in a civil suit filed 3/2004. The plaintiff claimed that Reardon had abused him in 1971-1972 when he was 15-16 yrs old. Claims against Reardon were included in the 10/05 $22 mil settlement between Archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 14 priests.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 11.01.05; NY Times 11.01.05; Journal Inquirer 11.21.05
Reardon
John D.1973PAccusedDiocesanOne of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for allegations involving minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. John of the Cross Parish in Roslyn. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. On 5/4/12 Archdiocese found allegations substantiated and that he was unsuitable for ministry. Canonical process pending.Philadelphia, 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; My Fox Philly 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12; Philly Burbs 05.04.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Reardon
Thomas M.1967PSuedDiocesanFirst suits filed 2004 by 6 allege abuse by Reardon and 2 other priests at a lake home or at church and that the priests would give the kids drugs and alcohol. Left active ministry in 1989 and resigned from priesthood in 1989; worked as substance abuse counselor. 1 suit against Reardon & 1 other priest settled in 4/07. Other claims settled 8/08 as part of $10M settlement re 12 priests. Named in 2/11, 4/11 & 11/11 suits re abuse of boys. At least 24 accusers.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Examiner 9.2.11; Link to articles prior to 9.1.11; Fox 4 11.01.11; Fox 4 Statements from Diocese and SNAP 11.01.11; Kansas City Star 11.02.11; The Examiner 11.05.11; SNAP Statement 11.30.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ReasonHubert John1957PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002, "several individuals" came forward with credible accusations that they had been abused by Reason as minors. 12/02 article says that two brothers had come forward to allege abuse by Reason and Gerry Appleby, and an Episcopal priest and an Episcopal seminarian. Men said that in effect the 4 traded them around. They said that Reason would also give them and other altar boys money and alcohol and take them to Tampa for professional wrestling. Died 1984. 3 claims settled for $1.5M 7/05.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Orlando Sentinel 5.2.05; Orlando Sentinel 5.2.05; St. Petersburg Times 8.3.02; Tampa Tribune 8.3.02; St. Petersburg Times 12.01.02; Letter by Bishop Lynch 12.11.03; Newsday 07.12.05; Orlando Sentinel 07.12.05; Orlando Sentinel 09.13.05; Florida Times Union 09.27.05
Rebeiro
Anthony J.1956PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 8/02 from Quigley Memorial Hospital after Archdiocese received allegation of incident involving 12 or 13 year old girl in early 1970s. Accused of molesting at least half a dozen teenage girls and boys and adult women. Rebeiro, a native of Goa (off coast of India) was ordained at the Vatican and served in Italy and Paris before coming to US in 1965. Incardinated in Boston 1977. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 and canonical proceedings are still in process per Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe8.12.02; Documents from Personnel File; Statement by Archdiocese of Boston 08.10.02; Boston Herald 08.11.02; Deposition of Cardinal Bernard Law 08.12.02; Patriot Ledger 08.12.02; Boston Globe 08.15.02; Boston Globe 12.20.02; Boston Herald 12.20.02; Patriot Ledger 12.20.02; Boston Globe 12.27.02; Pattern & Practice Brief 07.21.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
RebokusDonald J.< 1957PAccusedDiocesanIn 2003 man alleged that he was molested by Rebokus who was a former headmaster at Holy Name High School. Abuse would involve wrestling and showers and massages. Abuse also occurred at a parish after Rebokus left the school. Abuse stopped when the victim bested Rebokus in wrestling. No civil suit. Rebokus died in 1983.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram and Gazette 01.22.03; Telegram & Gazette 01.24.03; Telegram & Gazette 02.18.03
Rebol
Anthony1956PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 1998. Placed on leave 4/02 along with 9 other priests pending further review of their cases. Rebol had previously been evaluated and treated after allegation (made in 1992 re abuse in 1963) and then returned to work. Rebol spent two years (1968-1970) as chaplain at St. Anthony Home in Cleveland rather than at parish assignments as he did before and after this time period.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Sunnews.com 04.18.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RebovichJohn1967PSettledByzantineFirst allegation in 1975 involved solicitation of oral sex from an altar boy. Boy told officials of the Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Passaic in 1978 but nothing done. A few months later Rebovich transferred to Byzantine Catholic diocese of Parma. A 1990 civil suit (settled 1991) alleges Rebovich raped an altar boy in 1980 in Parma diocese. Suit also alleges church officials covered up the incident when notified in 1984. 3 more plaintiffs filed suit 1992. Has been on leave since 1990.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 07.18.90; UPI 07.19.90; Akron Beacon Journal 06.20.02; Plain Dealer 06.20.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Receconi
Edward1979PAccusedBenedictinePlaced on administrative leave by superior at St. Martin's abbey 3/11 after recent allegation he had abused a minor between 1984-1986 at Sacred Heart Parish in Lacey. Most recently, he had been serving as a supply priest for the archdiocese. Spokesman for archdiocese said this was first and only accusation against Receconi.Seattle, WASource:
KOMONews.com 03.14.11; Seattle Times 03.14.11; The Olympian 03.14.11; News Tribune 03.15.11; News Tribune 03.16.11
Redmond
Donald1957PAccusedOrder of St. Benedict (OSB)Placed on leave 2/02 after allegations that he abused at least one child in Iowa in 1960s. At least three more victims from a parish in the Kansas City KS archdiocese came forward after his suspension. Complaints involved inapropriate touching of elementary school children between 1961-1964. Sent to live at St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison after allegations were made.Davenport, IASource:
A Critique of the 4.25.04 Franklin Report; Assignments of Accused Davenport Priests; Benedictine Priests in the Davenport Diocese 1960-65; Sample Page from 1960 Official Catholic Directory; Topeka Capital-Journal 04.25.02; Associated Press 04.28.02; The Hawk Eye 04.29.02; Associated Press 05.02.02; Kansas City Star 05.03.02; Topeka Capital-Journal 05.03.02; Diocese of Davenport Creditors' Committee Website 08.27.07; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Lawrence Journal-World 06.24.10
Assignments:
BA.org Concise Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record; Catholic Messenger 7.17.08
Redmond
Lawrence "Larry" P.1964PSettledDiocesanIn 8/95 Diocese settled with at least six men who claimed abuse by Redmond when they were youngsters. After accusations became public in 12/94, Redmond placed on leave and later retired. In 8/95, another man's suit dismissed because of statute of limitations. Other victims are expected to file. Redmond served as one of Orlando's vicars general as well as a pastor for 4 yrs before the accusations. Died 2/06. New suit filed by 1 man 10/11.Orlando, FLSource:
San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Orlando Sentinel 05.18.95; Orlando Sentinel 08.25.95; Orlando Sentinel 08.29.95; Orlando Sentinel 09.17.95; Palm Beach Post 06.10.98; Lakeland Ledger 04.02.02; St. Augustine Record 02.18.06; Orlando Sentinel 10.21.11
Reed
John T.1949PAccusedDiocesanAt least 1 claim against Reed is included in March 2008 $4.7 mil settlement with Debuque diocese re claims against 9 priests. Abuse occurred at St. Mary Parish in Dubuque in 1963-64. Reed died 4/16/76..At least one more included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.Dubuque, IASource:
Globe Gazette 04.10.08; KCRG 04.10.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
ReginaSister NSuedPallatine SistersTwo men filed civil suit in 2005 alleging abuse by nuns at Sacred Heart Orphanage in NJ in early 1940s. 1 man said he was abused by Sister Regina. Regina and most of other nuns who served at the orphanage are dead. In 1990 both Plaintiffs were in 80s..In 2009, Court denied a motion by Order to on limitations, ruing that the lawsuit could proceed.Newark, NJSource:
Star Ledger 10.03.09
RegisBrother BSuedBrothers of the Sacred HeartMan filed civil suit 3/11 alleging that Br. Regis, also known as Raymond Richard, sexually abused him for several months when he was a 7th grader at Sacred Heart Boarding School in Sharon, MA in 1950s. Accuser told a priest during confession at the school and was then confronted by the priest, Regis, and the school director. When he returned from Easter break, Regis was gone. Suit announced 11/11. School has been closed for many years. Regis is dead.Boston, MASource:
First Amended Petition in [Redacted] v. Brother Regis, Cause No. CV2011-00492; ABC 6 11.22.11; Boston Channel 11.22.11; Lebanon Daily News 11.22.11; Clerk's Notice in [Redacted] v. Brother Regis, Cause No.CV2011-00492 09.11.12
ReidyRobert E.1962PSuedDiocesanAfter 2 brothers came forward in 2002, Reidy admitted abusing them in 1960s when they were children. They claimed Reidy had taken adantage of them while their father was dying. After their father died, Reidy would take them on extended trips and sexually abuse them. Reidy was "removed from the ministry" and "retired" as of 4/02 and sent for counseling. Civil suit filed 2002. Trial set for 3/04.Youngstown, OHSource:
Associated Press 05.24.02; Associated Press 05.30.02; Akron Beacon Journal 06.18.02; Associated Press 10.08.03
ReifRobert J.1967PSettledDiocesanLeft priesthood in 1989. Accused of abusing two brothers from 1975-1986. He denied claims but wrote apologetic letter to boys' parents in 1988. Suit filed in 1995. Dismissed on SOL. Appealed to KS Supreme Court which reversed 7/96 and sent back down for trial. Case settled in mid-1990s. Left priesthood in 1989 and was later laicized.Salina, KSSource:
Hutchinson News 02.27.04; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10
ReilleyBernard R.1954PSuedDiocesanWoman filed suit 12/04 alleging that Reilley had sexually assaulted her for several years between the ages of 2 and 8 in 1950s. Died 1990. Case was still pending 2/15/06.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 12.30.04; Telegram & Gazette 02.15.06
Reilly
David F.1975PClearedDiocesanPlaced on administrative leave 8/06 after man made allegations that Reilly had improper contact with him in 1970s when he was 13 or 14 yrs old. Reilly admits contact but says it was not what it was alleged to be. On 02/21/14 the Archdiocese announced that a 3-priest Tribunal had cleared Reilly of the charges (confirmed by the Vatican) and restored him to active ministry.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 08.19.06; Dayton Daily News 08.19.06; Hamilton Journal News 08.19.06; Middeltown Journal 08.20.06; Statement by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati 02.21.14; WDTN 02.21.14; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.22.14
Assignments:
Cincinnati Post 8.19.06
Reilly
James Joseph1945PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 4 youths about 30 yrs ago. One accuser came forward in 2002 but Diocese waited 3 yrs to tell him about other 3 accusers. Reilly died 1999 of Alzheimer's. A total of 11 men filed suit which settled 11/06 for undisclosed amt. Building named after Reilly at former church was renamed as part of settlement. 7 more victims later came forward and settled without litigation 2009 & 2010. Add'l claims settled 5/11, 6/11, 6/12 and 4/13.Fort Worth, TXSource:
Star Telegram 02.16.05; Ft Worth Star Telegram 06.11.05; Star Telegram 06.26.05; Star Telegram 08.10.05; Star Telegram 08.18.05; Star Telegram 01.25.06; CBS 11 08.12.06; Star Telegram 11.22.06; WFAA-TV (AP) 11.22.06; Dallas Morning News 11.23.06; Star Telegram 11.23.06; CBS 11 News 11.26.06; Star Telegram 11.28.06; Dallas Morning News 11.29.06; Star Telegram 11.29.06; DFW Catholic 03.19.09; Star Telegram 06.17.12; Star Telegram 04.17.13
Assignments:
KDBC (AP) 6.23.08 (add'l article); Dallas Morning News 3.4.09 (add'l article); Ft. Worth Star Telegram 6.28.11 (additional article);  ; Fort Worth Diocese 6.10.05; Documents from the Secret Archives of the Ft. Worth Diocese
ReillyJoseph P.1943PAccusedDiocesanDied 6/92. According to documents released from his personnel file, he was accused in 1999 of kissing and groping a 10- or 11-yr old altar boy and a 16 yr old altar boy one time each. Also accused of digitally raping a pre-pubescent girl once between 1961-1963. He was assigned to St. Agnes Parish in Milton during the relevant times. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical or criminal investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 6.6.92; Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Memo on 1999 accusation about 16 yr old boy; Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Memo re 1999 accusation of abuse of 10- or 11-yr old boy; Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Memo re 2002 accusation about girl; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ReillyPatrick1958PSuedDiocesanSued 2003 by 1. Accused of abuse from 1980-1984. In late 2004 archdiocese said allegations were unfounded and allowed him to continue as functioning (but retired) priest.Los Angeles, CASource:
Burbank Leader 2.7.04; LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2; Los Angeles Times 02.07.04
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Reilly
Terrence1959PSuedDominicanAccused in 2002 of abuse of 1 in 1976. Civil suit filed 12/03. LA archdiocesan report says that there are 4 accusers with abuse occurring from 1959-1976. Reportedly, Reilly has been in residence for several years at Saint Dominic Church in San Francisco. There is a school connected with this parish. Also worked in Oakland Diocese. Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5; ABC7 10.14.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Reinecke
William T.1965PAccusedDiocesanChancellor from 1980; vicar general from 1986. In 1992 a man accused Reinecke of sexual abuse in 1967-68 on an overnight trip to Williamsburg when he was a 13 yr old altar boy. Reinecke allegedly performed oral sex on the boy. Reinecke apologized and committed suicide in 1992. Another man then alleged fondling during an overnight trip to Williamsburg in 1969. In 2007, the Review Board deemed credible a woman's 2006 allegation of abuse in the late 1960s when she was a minor in the Richmond diocese.Arlington, VASource:
Richmond Times Dispatch 3.3.11; The Patch 7.8.11; Washington Post 08.13.92; Arlington Catholic Herald 08.20.92; Washington Times 08.26.92; Washington Post 08.30.92; Washington Post 09.12.92; Arlington Catholic Herald 09.13.07; Diocese of Arlington Press Release 09.13.07; Washington Post 12.02.10; Washington Post 12.05.10; Ministry Values 12.20.10; Washington Post 01.28.11; Burke Connection 04.25.11; WUSA 02.21.13
Assignments:
Voice of America 3.12.13 (add'l article); Arlington Catholic Herald 8.20.92
Reinersman
Gerald L.1979PSuedDiocesanReinersman, the VG and Chancellor of the Diocese and former Moderator of the Curia, was removed 5/04 after man alleged Reinersman had molested him in 1979 at Mary, Queen of Holy Rosary Church in Lexington when he was a youth. Reinersman denied all allegations. Special civilian review board handled review of his case. He was cleared and reinstated as active priest in 2/05. Board said "it couldn't rule out that his accuser simply accused the wrong priest."Covington, KYSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 05.23.04; Courier Journal (AP) 05.24.04; Cincinnati Enquirer 05.25.04; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.19.05; Cincinnati Post 02.19.05; Courier-Journal (AP) 02.20.05; Kentucky Post 02.26.05
Reiss
Robert J.1955PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse in 1970s. Laicized in Sept. 1997. Died in Mexico 2/3/05; apparently murdered. No civil suit filed but claims were including in the Feb. 2006 settlement by the diocese. At least one claim included in $4.7 mil 3/08 settlement with archdiocese re abuse by 9 priests. At least one more claim included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.Dubuque, IASource:
Telegraph Herald 02.18.05; Telegraph Herald 02.24.05; Courier 03.02.05; Diocese of Dubuque Annual Report 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 01.06.06; Sioux City Journal 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 02.21.06; Herald Telegraph 02.22.06; Telegraph Herald 03.06.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06; Globe Gazette 04.10.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.28.10; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Assignments:
Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 9.22.06; Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
RenggliRobert PSuedBenedictineWoman sought counseling in 1988. Said she had been abused by Renggli when she was in high school. Accused of abuse of high school girl. In 2005 she filed a suit, alleging she did not know of relationshp between the counseling agency and the Seattle archdiocese. Renggli left the priesthood, married, and works with a group called Rent-a-priest.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Weekly 02.15.06
RensingWilliam F.1955PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 10/02 on recommendation of Review Board after accusation that he abused a minor three decades before. Accusation received in 7/02 but delayed because the man told the Diocese that he himself was under investigation for child abuse (he was laterconvicted). Matter referred to Rome and then returned to Diocese in 2003. On 1/24/09 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave / Retired."Belleville, ILSource:
Belleville News-Democrat 3.7.03; Belleville News-Democrat 4.8.03; Belleville News-Democrat 5.3.03; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 4.9.03; Belleville News-Democrat 10.22.02; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10.22.02; Belleville News-Democrat 05.20.03; Belleville News-Democrat 04.24.07; Belleville News-Democrat 08.21.08
RenteriaRudolf John1979PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexual abuse of a 14 yr old boy in 1981. Bishop confronted him but he said could not admit or deny because of alcohol. Reassigned several times. After a "series of incidents involving disruptive behavior and alcohol abuse" at one parish, hewas sent for treatment to Southdown and then assigned as hospital chaplain, beginning in 1987. Barred from ministry in 2002. Bishop asked Vatican to laicize him. Suit filed 3/09 re 1981 abuse. Settled 6/30/10. 12/10/10 laicization announced 9/11.Fort Worth, TXSource:
Documents from the Secret Archives of the Ft. Worth Diocese; Dallas Morning News 06.30.02; Dallas Morning News 10.27.02; Star Telegram 06.26.05; Star Telegram 08.18.05; Star Telegram 02.16.06; Star Telegram 02.24.06; WFAA/Dallas Morning News 02.24.06; CBS 11 08.11.06; Star Telegram 11.28.06; Dallas Morning News 11.29.06; Star Telegram 11.29.06; Dallas Morning News 11.30.06; Star Telegram 11.30.06; Star Telegram 03.21.09
Assignments:
TMCnet 6.23.09 (add'l article); Ft. Worth Star Telegram 7.2.10 (add'l article); North Texas Catholic 9.11 (add'l article); Fort Worth Star Telegram 9.8.11 (add'l article); Diocese of Fort Worth List of Accused Priests accessed 1.12; Fort Worth Diocese 6.10.05
Reuter
Lawrence "Larry"1971PAccusedS.J. JesuitPresident of Loyola Academy from 1975-1990. Removed from active ministry in 2010 after admitting an "inappropriate relationship" with a senior at the school after the boy turned 18. Settlement in 1990s. Second man then came forward in 2010 to allege abuse in late 1980s when he was a junior and senior at the same school.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Breaking News 5.3.10; Chicago Public Radio 5.4.10; Chicago Tribune 5.3.10; Chicago Tribune 5.4.10; NBC Chicago 5.3.10; NBC Chicago 5.4.10; NBC Chicago 5.5.10; SNAP Press Statement 5.4.10; Wednesday Journal 5.5.10; WGN 5.6.10; Wednesday Journal 05.12.10
RevelesNicholas PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse. (Possible secret settlement).San Diego, CASource:
New Times (LA) 05.16.02
ReycraftPaul BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersOne of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement w 400 plaintiffs re abuse by multiple order priests & brothers late May, 2013. Unclear if the order has substantiated any of the allegations against the eight newly-accused brothers, including ReycraftChicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune
ReyesLonnie C.1969PAccusedDiocesanIn 2004 Reyes admitted to sexual relationship with an underage girl (age 16-18) in the 1970s and resigned from ministry. Placed on permanent leave. Woman had recently reported the matter. Diocese investigated possibility of two more victims and says that there were also inappropriate relationships with adult women. Reyes admitted minor abuse. Vice Chancellor of diocese from 1973 to 1975 and from 1975-1986 he served as Chancellor.Austin, TXSource:
Austin American-Statesman 9.8.04; San Antonion Express-News 9.9.04
Reynolds
Bradley R.1977PSuedJesuitSuit filed 8/08 alleges Reynolds abused two boys at Toksook Bay No date given. A renown photographer and writer, Reynolds was often quoted as a spokesman for the Oregon Province. Removed from duties 8/08 and placed under 24 hr supervision at a Jesuit residence. The Order is continuing to investigate the allegations. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. In 4/14, he was apparently working at Gonzaga Univ. as Assistant Director of Campus Ministry.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Northwest Jesuit Spring 2003; Anchorage Daily News 01.22.09; News-Miner 01.22.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese, p 1, 01.25.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ReynoldsFrancis J.1955PSuedDiocesanNamed in civil suit filed 12/93. Alleged to have sexually abused a teen-age girl from about 1972 through 1984 while she was a parishioner and student at the St. Francis Xavier parish and school in Buffalo, Minn. Reynolds died in 1988.Permanently removed from ministry 1987. Died 1988. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
St Paul Pioneer Press 12.05.91; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ReynoldsJames PSuedDioceseOne female plaintiff in a civil suit filed by 10 accusers 2/12 has alleged abuse by Robinson when he was assigned to Wolf Point, MT and she was a minor. No further information known.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Great Falls Tribune 2.8.12; Great Falls Tribune 2.9.12; KRTV 2.8.12; Market Watch 2.8.12
Rhoads
Eileen M. NConvictedSisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of MaryBecame a nun in 1957 as Sr. M. Frances Therese. Laicized in 1974 for "familiarity," yet she was allowed to teach in Catholic schools for 21 years and continued to abuse. Abuse included intercourse with at least one boy, starting at age 12. Also gave children pornography and encouraged them to be sexual with each other. Convicted 7/13/04 of felony sexual abuse of a 10-yr-old boy in 1969-70. Sentenced 9/04 to 6 mo in jail. Sued in 2004 in VA & PA. Lives in Drexel Hill, PA as of 1/09.Richmond, VASource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.04; Daily Times 02.12.04; Virginia Pilot 02.12.04; Virginia Pilot 02.24.04; Delaware County Times 03.25.04; Morning Call 03.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.25.04; Virginian-Pilot 03.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.12.04; Virginia Pilot 05.22.04; Virginian-Pilot 07.15.04; Virginia-Pilot 09.22.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.14.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05
RhodesMichael1984PAccusedDiocesanPer 2004 article, Rhodes accused of sexually abusing two minor boys in late 1970s when he was a seminary student. One man came forward in late 2003 and second victim was located by church investigators. Rhodes left the ministry in 1993. May be still living in Florida and working as a clinical hypnotherapist.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
St. Petersburg Times 02.06.04
Ribaudo
Charles A.1967PAccusedDiocesanRibaudo was placed on leave and then "retired" in 2002 after allegation that he had molested Fr. Michael Hands as a high school student. Fr. Hands went on to become a priest and in 2002 pleaded guilty to abusing a teenage boy. Hands claimed that a church official offered him cash if he promised to keep quiet about charges against Ribaudo, one of Diocese's best fund-raisers. Ribaudo, Priest O in the Grand Jury Report, admitted in therapy that he had abused "at least 12 boys."Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 1.03.03 (excerpts from Fr. Hands' Sworn Statement); Newsday 2.11.03 (2nd); Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report; Newsday 04.05.02; Newsday 06.28.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 01.03.03; NY Times 01.04.03; Newsday 01.09.03; Newsday 02.11.03; Associated Press 03.12.03; Newsday 03.12.03; Newsday 04.15.03; Newsday 01.24.05
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
RibeiroArthur A. (Arturo)1950PSuedDiocesanRibeiro went on sick leave in 1982 and was confronted in 1996 by two priests about his sexual misconduct. As of 1/03, 3 men had filed suit alleging that Ribeiro sexually abused them in 1960s at All Saints Catholic Church in Concord. 7/04 article refers to 4 plaintiffs in 2 suits. One plaintiff said he told his pastor during confession within two weeks of abuse. Said only thing church did was transfer Ribeiro and promote him. Died in 2000.Oakland, CASource:
Bay Area News Group 4.1.08; Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; Diocese of Oakland Apology Services 2004; Tri-Valley Herald 9.3.04; Oakland Tribune 01.17.03; Contra Costa Times 01.18.03; Daily Review 07.16.04; San Francisco Chronicle 08.26.04; San Jose Mercury News 03.30.08
RiceJoseph P.1977PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002. Accused along with 2 other priests of abuse of teenage girl. As of 2003, no criminal charges filed, because of statute of limitations, but church apparently found allegations credible. Allegations against Rice included in 10/04 settlementwith Archdiocese. Has been living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years as of 11/13.Newark, NJSource:
Star-Ledger 06.25.02; The Record 06.26.02; Star-Ledger 06.27.02; Star-Ledger 07.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Star-Ledger 08.14.03; Star-Ledger 06.14.04; The Record 10.09.04; Star-Ledger 11.03.13
Richard
Edward D.1968PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave 4/02 after diocese learned of police investigation.Two men filed suit 6/02 alleging abuse by Richard while he was at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack between 1973 and 1982. Richard retired in late May, 2003. The criminal investigation was still ongoing at the time. Believe claims were settled as part of 5/03 settlement re 61 plaintiffs.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 6.2.03; Associated Press 04.26.02; Lowell Sun 04.26.02; Union Leader 04.27.02; Nashua Telegraph 04.28.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
RichardLucien J.1954PSuedOblateSued 11/05. Accused of abuse of the twin daughters that he admittedly fathered. Affair began when the girls' mother was a student at Westin Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge in late 1970s and He was the girl's professor. It continued for several years until the girls were born in 1985. He become a professor at Boston University. He said he paid child support regularly and never abused the girls. Order knew of the girls from the time of their birth.Boston, MASource:
Boston.com 11.26.05; Lowell Sun 11.26.05; University Wire 12.02.05
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RichardMark1996PArrestedDiocesanArrested 1/97 after he was found with 14 year old boy in a van parked on dead-end road at 1:30 in the morning. Richard claimed the boy had problems and wanted to talk. Diocese placed him on admin. leave and suspended him from priestly ministry. Richard and the boy both denied any wrong-doing and charges were dropped. Bishop wanted further evaluation. Soon after charges were dropped, Richard was "quietly forced to resign."Lafayette, LASource:
The Advocate 01.14.97; The Advocate 01.15.97; The Advocate 01.25.97; The Advocate 05.14.97; The Times of Acadiana 04.17.02
RichardWilliam ""Bill""1981PAccusedDiocesanSeveral boys at Catholic high school in Dallas and Plano church accused him of harassment in 1993. Their attorney provided Bishop Grahman with sworn statements. Richard was reassigned to Rockwall parish by Bishop Grahmann in 1994 but never reported to police. He resigned from parish in 2005 after dispute involving parish music minister who was on probation for indecent exposure.Dallas, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 02.01.05; Dallas Morning News 02.07.05; University News (Dallas) 03.23.05; Dallas Morning News 07.14.06
Richards
Franklin T.1973PAccusedDiocesanPrincipal of Catholic high school. Confronted by parents of 3 kids in 1984. Diocese and Richards say they paid settlement to kids. Sent for treatment. Left priesthood in 1989. He and Edward McKeown abused many of the same boys. He confessed to molesting 25 boys. No legal action due to SOL. Living in FL at last report. In deposition, he admitted homosexual relationships with two priests.Nashville, TNSource:
The Tennessean 7.4.99; WPEC 4.3.06; The Tennessean 07.25.99; The Tennessean 01.20.00; The Tennessean 04.28.02; The Tennessean 05.19.02; Palm Beach Post 04.27.03; The Tennessean 02.17.04; The Tennessean 03.16.05; Metro Pulse 04.12.10
Richardson
James Edward1965PReinstatedDiocesanAfter he retired, he was placed on leave 6/09 after being named by one anonymous plaintiff in newly-filed civil suit. Plaintiff said he was abused on two occasions in 1960s. Richardson denied all accusations. Worked as drug and alcohol counselor since 1982. In 1989 he was assigned to Center for Pastoral Care. He was a part-time chaplain of St. Edmond's Academy. Faculties restored by Diocese 11/19/09 after investigation could not find any credible evidence . Lawsuit still pending. Died 02/14/14.Wilmington, DESource:
Statement by Diocese of Wilmington 06.25.09; News Journal 06.29.09; CBS 3 (AP) 11.04.09; News Journal 11.07.09; Statement by Bishop Malooly in The Dialogue 11.19.09; News Journal 01.18.10; The Oklahoman 02.19.10; News Journal 07.29.11; Obituary in Dialog 02.24.14
Assignments:
BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
Richey
Herbert, Jr.1978PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of several youths. At least 7 known victims in two parishes from 1980s. Confidential settlements pre-1992. Forced from priesthood in 1992 and laicized in 1997. Allegations substantiated. Later turned up working as music director/organist in another Toldeo parish. Later had same position in Detroit. Banned in 2002. Learned in 2011 that he was working in Detroit area as late as 1/11 as church organist. Immediately removed.Toledo, OHSource:
Diocese of Toledo Status Report 4.8.08; Toledo Blade 12.1.02 (Major Account); Toledo Blade 12.1.02 (Major Account--pt. 3); Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 02.17.05; Toledo Blade 07.31.05; Dayton Daily News 01.27.11; Detroit Free Press 01.27.11; Detroit News 01.27.11; Statement by Archdiocese of Detroit 01.27.11; WJBK 01.27.11; Detroit Free Press 01.28.11; Sandusky Register 01.28.11; Todelo Blade 01.28.11
RichmondHoward J. PSuedDiocesanIn massive civil suit filed Oct 1, 2003 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests, including Richmond. One man says he was abused by Richmond and Fr. Richard Lewkiewicz. News article says that Richmond watched as the alleged rape by Lewkiewicz occurred. Article says Richmond could not be reached for comment. Not found in 1989 Catholic Directory.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Newsday 10.02.03
Riebe
Loren1970PAccusedDiocesanAfter ordination, Riebe spent 4 yrs at St. Anne's Parish in Santa Monica. In 1974 he moved to Mexico and spent next 21 yrs ministering to Indians. He was expelled by the Mexican govt. in 1995. LA Archdiocese began notifying dioceses throughout the country in early 2008 that it had several credible allegations against him of sexual misconduct with minors dating from early 1970s. Worked in Diocese of Phoenix in 1996-1997. Currently incardinated in the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.Los Angeles, CASource:
Cleveland Diocesan Memorandum 2.08; Diocese of Phoenix Statement 7.7.08; San Francisco Chronicle 09.10.95; Arizona Republic 01.28.09; Arizona Republic 06.15.11; Phoenix New Times 06.15.11; East Valley Tribune 09.22.11; East Valley Tribune 01.10.12; Diocese of Phoenix Community Notification Statements 10.15.12
Rieder
Donald W.1955PConvictedDiocesanIn 2002 he admitted molesting 3 girls in 1980s and 1 in 1990s. In plea bargain 6/03 he was sentenced to 1 yr in jail for abusing the girl in 1990s. She filed suit 12/02. Settled 2003 for $500K. Woman told Vicar General in early 1990s that he had molested her daughter. V.G. promised Rieder would never minister to public again. Retired 1996 but privileges not removed until 2002. Another civil suit settled 10/05 for $17.5K. At least 9 accusers in all. Named on St. Cloud list issued 1/3/14. Died 5/18/13.St. Cloud, MNSource:
St Cloud Times 12.05.02; St Cloud Times 12.11.02; St Cloud Times 12.13.02; St Cloud Times 12.13.02; St Cloud Times 12.21.02; St Cloud Times 04.17.03; Associated Press 06.04.03; St Cloud Times 08.14.03; St Cloud Times 09.25.03; St Cloud Times 07.15.05; St Cloud Times 10.27.05; FindAGrave 05.18.13; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14
Riedlinger
Matthew2010PAccusedDiocesanComplaints about him to Bishop in 2011 about explicit sexting, emails and verbal conversations w/ students in seminary. Bishop sent him to counseling and lectured him. Two men set up Internet sting in 2012 and the priest exchanged over 1200 explicit text messages and emails with what he thought was 16 yr old boy. The men (supported by 3 others) gave transcripts of the exchanges to Bishop in 2012. Removed; sent for in-patient treatment. No publicity until 2013. Privileges permanently removed 10/13.Trenton, NJSource:
Bishop O'Connell letter to Original Complainant 08.07.12; Diocese of Trenton Statement revised 09.23.13; Asbury Park Press 09.29.13; Star-Ledger 09.29.13; United Press International 09.29.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 09.29.13; AZCentral 09.30.13; Ocean Signal 09.30.13; Road to Recovery Statement 09.30.13; SNAP Statement 09.30.13; Asbury Park Press 10.01.13; Times of Trenton 10.01.13; Newsworks 10.02.13; Asbury Park Press 10.03.13; Diocese of Trenton Statement 10.03.13; Diocese of Trenton Statement 10.03.13; SNAP Statement 10.03.13; Star Ledger 10.03.13; The Republic (AP) 10.03.13; Toms River Patch 10.03.13; American Conservative 10.04.13; Courier Post 10.04.13; Ocean Signal 10.04.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 10.06.13; Star Ledger 10.07.13; Star-Ledger 11.03.13; Star-Ledger 11.21.13
RiffelClaude< 1960PSuedFranciscanSuit filed 2/09 alleged abuse of one youth at St. Francis Minor Seminary in Troutdale (outside Portland) in the early 1960s. Riffel was dean of discipline for the school and would call the teenager out of class to abuse him. Also believed to have abused in Santa Barbara, CA in 1941-42 and from 1975-76.Portland, ORSource:
OregonLive.com (AP) 02.11.09; San Jose Mercury News 02.11.09; Ernesto C. v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1337577, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1338070, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 11.03.09
RigneyDennis J.1947PSuedDiocesanRigney & 2 other priests accused of abuse of 2 brothers from 1963-1978 in the 1994 RICO suit. Suit dismissed but both settled as part of 3/03 settlement. Diocese said allegations not credible. In 1997 he was director of social services and housing for the aging for Catholic Social Agency in Allentown, PA. Named as abuser in suit there as well. . Died in 1992. Brother of Philip (also accused abuser).Camden, NJSource:
Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059-94; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; Courier Post 04.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Courier Post 01.16.03; Star-Ledger 01.16.03; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Morning Call 01.14.04; Morning Call 01.14.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.04; Morning Call 02.06.04; Express-Times 05.11.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05
Rigney
Philip T.1949PSettledDiocesanRigney, Director of Vocations, accused of insuring a continuous inflow of child molesters into the Camden Diocese. Named as abuser in 3 suits, including Rubino's 1994 RICO suit. Abuse of 2 boys reported to Bishop in 1984. Settled as part of 2003 settlement. Retired 1986 and worked part time in Palm Beach, FL. Permission removed in 1994 but he kept working. Permanently suspended 2002. Brother of Dennis Rigney, also an accused abuser.Camden, NJSource:
Courier Post 4.2.02; Palm Beach Post 4.6.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 4.2.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 4.9.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.5.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; Courier Post 04.10.02; Courier Post 04.14.02; Star Ledger 04.16.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.16.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.17.02; Star Leger 04.19.02; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.05.02
Assignments:
Star-Ledger 3.14.03 (add'l article); Palm Beach Post 2.28.04 (add'l article); Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05 (add'l article); Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05 (add'l article)
Riley
Leo Thomas1954PAccusedStigmatineOne man said in 2002 he was abused by Riley over a four year period in late 1950s at the Elm Bank Minor Seminary. Man told Head of the Order at the time of the abuse and Order did nothing but transfer Riley. When the man brought the matter to the order's attention again in 2002, Order admitted knowledge of original complain and said information was not shared with anyone and that the matter not entered into Riley's records. Riley died in 1995. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Confratelli Stimmatini 02.22.95; Boston Globe 08.10.02; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Riley
Miles O'Brien1963PAccusedDiocesanRiley, an author, actor, and former spokesman for the church who was well-known for his radio ministry and as a fixture on the old God Squad TV show, was the target of a complaint by a female parishioner who accused him of having consensual contact shortof intercourse with her in the early 1970s, beginning when she was 16. Matter referred to DA's office 8/02 and Riley was allowed to "resign."San Francisco, CASource:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; San Francisco Chronicle 09.16.02; SF Weekly 05.21.03; International Speakers Bureau 02.01.11; SNAP Press Release 12.05.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RiolClaudio1930PAccusedDiocesanRiol, a native of Peru, was added 12/04 to the Diocese's list of priests with "credible allegations." He worked in the Diocese between 1960 and 1966. Also named in 4/05 civil suit re abuse at Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent in Tucson. Deceased.Tucson, AZSource:
Arizona Daily Star 3.7.06; Arizona Daily Star 4.7.05; Arizona Daily Star 12.04.04; Fox 11 12.04.04; Tuscon Citizen 12.04.04
Assignments:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11
Riordan (Reardon)
Brendan P.1970PSettledDiocesanChild molestation suit settled in 1995 named Riordan and 3 other priests. Plaintiff alleged abuse at House of Affirmation in Worcester diocese. Riordan denies any sexual involvement with plaintiff. He served on the board of Community Organization forParents and Youth (COPAY) a Long Island nonprofit that counsels drug-addicted teens. but COPAY denies current affiliation. Riordan appointed pastor of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Great Neck in 1998. Still there 11/2012..Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Telegram & Gazette 4.1.03; Worcester Telegram and Gazette 9.1.02; Barry Settlement 10.06.95; Boston Herald 02.25.02; NY Times 04.19.02; Telegram & Gazette 05.22.02; Telegram and Gazette 02.17.03; NY Times 09.17.05; SNAP Statement 11.12.09; NY Post 11.13.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
RiosLouis J. (Luis)1966 ?PSuedAssumptionistAccused in 2/26/04 suit of forcing a 16-year-old girl to have intercourse, and when she got pregnant, offering her money from the NY parish collection and urging her to get an abortion. Rios knew the girl from catechism class, offered her GED tutoring, and then used a confidence about her violent father to begin the abuse and coerce her silence. Another priest promised to help her but didn't. Rios also worked in the dioceses of Worcester MA, San Juan PR, and perhaps Boston MA.New York, NYSource:
Complaint 02.26.04; Newsday 02.28.04
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
Riss
Dennis R.1984PAccusedDiocesanIn 5/02 Bishop announced he had removed Riss from his assignment at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lemmon after Riss admitted that he had sexually abused a 17 yr old boy in early 1980s prior to entering the seminary and subsequent priesthood. Review board had not yet evaluated the case as of 2/03. Riss was not an active priest at the time of his death 5/30/09.Rapid City, SDSource:
KirkFuneralHome.com 6.1.09; Rapid City Journal 05.29.02; Keloland.com 05.31.02; Associated Press 02.20.03
RitaSister NAccusedUnknownOne pending claim against Sr. Rita shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 2
Ritchey
Samuel E.1973PAccusedDiocesanAccused in Dec. 2005 of 1977 abuse of 1 youth. Review board says allegations credible. Placed on leave. 2nd man came forward 2/06 to allege that Ritchey gave him drugs and alcohol in 1978 when he was senior in high school and attempted to molest him. Teaching certificate revoked by state in 11/06.Columbus, OHSource:
Columbus Dispatch 01.18.06; WBNS-10TV.com 01.19.06; Columbus Dispatch 01.20.06; Lancaster Eagle-Gazette 01.27.06; Columbus Dispatch 02.12.06; Toledo Blade 10.06.06; Toledo Blade 10.07.06; Toledo Blade 11.10.06; Toledo Blade 11.15.06
Assignments:
NBC4i 1/19/06
RiterRosaria NAccusedBenedictine SistersIn 11/03 Diocese of Tucson announced credible sexual abuse allegations against Sr. Riter dating back to 1949-1953 when she served on faculty of Sacred heart School. Riter died in 1996. Allegations were reported to police. Complainant was a boy at the time of the abuse but no other specific information as to age.Tucson, AZSource:
WGUN 11.21.03; Tucson Citizen 11.22.03
Assignments:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.
RitterBruce1956PAccusedFranciscanFormed Covenant House in Greenwich Village in early 70s as shelter and foundation for homeless and troubled youth. Complaints of abuse date back as far as 1950s. Complaints documented in book, "Broken Covenant" by C. Sennott, 1992. Civil suit. Resigned 1990 after allegations. Died 1999.New York, NYSource:
NY Times 10.12.99; NY Times 01.12.03; Republican 03.10.04
Rives (Reeves)Joseph J.1920PSuedDiocesanThree women filed suits May and June 2003 naming Rives as abuser between 1962 and 1964. Rives died in 1971. His name was originally shown as "Joseph Reeves." At least 2 suits were dismissed 12/03 as being filed too late (more than 1 yr after 4/02 Louisville notice date). Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 3.9.04; Courier-Journal 6.5.03; WAVE 6.5.03; Courier-Journal 05.10.03; Courier-Journal 05.15.03; Courier-Journal 06.11.03; Courier-Journal 12.03.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Roach
William1945PSuedDiocesanSued 2004. Accused of abuse of 2 youth in Cedar Rapids in 1962 and one in Key West in 1967. Roach was former vicar general of the diocese and also former chancellor. Died in 1986 in alcohol-related auto accident. Claims settled by Diocese in Feb. 2006 as part of $5 mil settlement with 20 individuals.Dubuque, IASource:
Telegraph Herald 2.22.06 (2nd); Associated Press 06.23.04; Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier 02.19.05; Dallas Morning News 07.22.05; Des Moines Register 08.19.05; WQAD 09.20.05; Courier 09.27.05; Diocese of Dubuque Annual Report 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 01.06.06; Sioux City Journal 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 02.21.06; KIMT 02.21.06; Telegraph Herald 02.22.06; Telegraph Herald 03.06.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06
Assignments:
Telegraph Herald 10.31.07 (add'l article); Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 9.22.06
Roberts
Kenneth J.1966PSettledDiocesanRoberts was alleged to have abused one youth in 1960s in Dallas. Bp. transferred him to Ft. Worth for a time. Sent to MO for therapy in 1968 and allowed to work there on a temporary basis until 1994. Also worked in Belleville Diocese. At one time he was national head of Catholic Youth Organizations. Faculties suspended in 1998. Several civil suits filed naming St. Louis and Dallas and/or Belleville Dioceses. At least 7 known victims. Some cases settled; 1 was in Peoria.Dallas, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 11.13.98; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.14.98; Dallas Morning News 11.19.98; Dallas Morning News 11.20.98; Dallas Morning News 05.18.03; Belleville News-Democrat 11.13.03; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 11.24.03; St. Louis Post Dispatch 06.21.04; Belleville News Democrat 06.22.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 02.02.06; Dallas Morning News 07.14.06; Belleville News Democrat 05.22.07; Belleville News Democrat 03.13.08; Belleville News Democrat 03.14.08; Chicago Tribune 03.17.08
Assignments:
News Democrat 10.28.08 (add'l article); Belleville News-Democrat 1.17.09 (add'l article); Journal Star 5.7.09 (add'l article); The Times 5.8.09 (add'l article); News-Democrat 9.24.09 (add'l article); Doe v. Diocese of Dallas, Docket No. 106546, Supreme Court of Illinois 9/24/09
Roberts
Mark Thomas1983PConvictedDiocesanFirst incident occurred in 1996. Later accused of abuse of at least 9 youths in 2002 civil suit. Criminal charges also filed re 5 youths. Convicted 2003. Sentenced to 3 years probation. Removed from formal probation by court in 8/04 and ordered to treatment at RECON, a church-run center in MO, even though one of his victims lived within a 20 minute drive of the site.Las Vegas, NVSource:
KLAS 5.1.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 1.3.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 8.8.03; Associated Press 03.13.02; Associated Press 03.19.02; Associated Press 04.12.02; Associated Press 04.19.02; Las Vegas Review-Journal 04.23.02; Associated Press 04.25.02; Associated Press 07.16.02; Associated Press 07.16.02; Las Vegas Review-Journal 04.30.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 05.31.03; Associated Press 07.31.03; Las Vegas Review-Journal 07.31.03
Assignments:
Las Vegas Review-Journal 8.28.03 (add'l article); Las Vegas Review-Journal 8.27.04 (add'l article); Associated Press 9.10.04 (add'l article); Las Vegas Review-Journal 12.29.04 (add'l article); Pahrump Valley Times 5.19.06 (add'l article); BA.Org Assignment Record
Robichaud
George H.1970PArrestedDiocesanPlaced on leave 4/02 and then arrested 7/02 and charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault of a boy between ages of 13-16 in 1984 and 1985. Plaintiff went to police and then taped conversation with Robichaud in which Robichaud admitted he had beenin recovery for 10 yrs. Also admitted abuse of another youth. One criminal mistrial. Retrial stopped 7/03 and charges later dropped on age issues and SOL. Civil suit filed 5/02 re abuse in 1982-1983. Settled spring, 2003.Manchester, NHSource:
Foster?s Daily Democrat (AP) 7.9.03; Robichaud 11.6.94 letter to Insurance Company re Gordon MacRae case; Associated Press 04.26.02; Union Leader 04.27.02; Associated Press 04.29.02; Union Leader 04.29.02; Union Leader 05.24.02; Foster?s Online 04.10.03; Concord Monitor 04.15.03; Concord Monitor 04.16.03; Union Leader 04.16.03; Foster?s Daily Democrat (AP) 04.17.03; Concord Monitor 04.18.03; Concord Monitor 04.24.03; Concord Monitor 07.10.03
Assignments:
Associated Press 7.11.03 (add'l article); Concord Monitor 8.7.03 (add'l article)
RobichaudJames P.1979PAccusedOblateMoved to ME in 2000;incardinatedin Portland Diocese in 2003. In 2009, allegations arose that he had sexually abused a minor girl in approx. 1979 when he was working at St. Jean-Baptiste Parish in Lowell, MA. Allegations known for 5 mo. before he was placed on leave 6/26/09. He committed suicide same night. Portland refused to pursue investigation after his death. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. In 4/12 Atty Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Robichaud.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 7.9.08; Lowell Sun 7.2.08; WBZ 7.1.08; Boston Globe 06.27.08; USA Today 06.27.08; Kennebec Journal 06.28.08; Rutland Herald (AP) 06.28.08; Bangor Daily News 07.10.08; Lowell Sun 07.11.08; Portland Press Herald 07.29.08; Boston Globe 11.20.11; BishopAccountability.org 04.11.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RobierFranz1936PSuedDiocesanNative of Austria. Came to San Diego 1955; incardinated 1957. Was at Jemez Springs 1957. Several suits filed 2003. Accused of abusing as many as 24 girls in late 1950s-early 1960s. Area was part of San Diego Diocese but later became part of San Bernardino. Died in 1994. First suit set to go to trial 3/07 involved allegations by 4 sisters but SD diocese filed bankruptcy 2/07. Name on list released by San Diego 3/07. Claims settled 9/07 as part of massive $198.lM settlement. Personnel file released 10/10.San Diego, CASource:
San Bernardino County Sun 02.11.03; Union Tribune 11.08.03; Union Tribune 12.11.03; Union Tribune 12.12.03; Press Enterprise 11.10.05; Union Tribune 05.27.06; Union Tribune 06.22.06; Union Tribune 10.18.06; Union Tribune 01.17.07; Union Tribune 02.28.07; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; Union Tribune 03.31.07; Union Tribune 06.03.07; Union Tribune 09.08.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10
Assignments:
Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10 (add'l article); Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
RobillardRaymond A.1966PAccusedDiocesanName appeared on list of 21 priests accused of abuse which District Attorney released 9/02. List says two alleged victim with claims beyond the SOL. in 1995 Robillard left position as chaplain at Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home to become assistant archivist at Diocesan Archives, effective immediately. One 1999 website celebrating anniversary of former parish refers to Robillard as "retired." 2002 Catholic Directory showed him absent on leave.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02; Herald News 09.27.02
RobinsonBarry PAccusedDiocesanNative of Australia. Worked in Boston from approx. 1985-1994. Personnel file released 1/04. He fled to Australia in 1994 after admitting to therapist that he had sexual relations with a 16 yr old boy in Jamaica Plain and also admitting to sexual misconduct in Chile. He was active priest in Australia for many years before being placed on leave. Later found living in "special house for priests with problems" next to a school. Reassigned as supply priest 4/10. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) 7.9.04; Associated Press 01.14.04; Boston Globe 01.14.04; Union Leader 01.15.04; The Age (Melbourne, Australia) 01.16.04; Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) 01.21.04; The Age (Melbourne, Australia) 05.13.04; The Age (Melbourne, Australia) 05.14.04; Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) 05.16.10; Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia 05.23.10; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment
Robinson
Edmund J.1955PSuedJesuitAt least one of the plaintiffs in a civil suit filed by 10 accusers 2/12 has alleged abuse by Robinson when he was assigned to St. Paul's Mission in Hays, Montana. Also accused of abuse of at least one girl in 1963 at St. Ignatius Mission in the Helena Diocese. Last known to be living at Regis Community in Spokane.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
NWJesuits 2005; Great Falls Tribune 02.08.12; KRTV 02.08.12; Market Watch 02.08.12; Great Falls Tribune 02.09.12; KPAX 06.07.12; Press Release from Kosnoff Fasy 01.31.14; Missoula Independent 03.27.14
Assignments:
NWJesuits
Robinson
Gerald J.1964PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave 2003 or 2004. Accused in 2003 of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in 1978 at Mercy Hospital; accuser claimed ritual abuse by several priests. Accused 2005 of ritual abuse of a girl in 1968-75. Convicted 5/11/06 of 1980 ritual murder of nun at Mercy Hospital; sentenced to 15 years in prison. Case appealed. Ohio Sup. Court refused to hear appeal 12/08. Civil suit involving abuse dismissed 1/07 on SOL. Court reinstated lawsuit 10/07. Dismissed again 1/10. Dismissal upheld 12/10 & 4/11.Toledo, OHSource:
Court TV (Toledo Ohio) 04.27.06; Beacon Journal (AP) 07.19.06; Toledo Blade 07.19.06; Beacon Journal 09.20.06; Toledo Blade 09.20.06; Toledo Blade 10.29.06; Beacon Journal 11.22.06; WCPO 01.17.07; Toledo Blade 01.18.07; Toledo Blade 01.19.07; Toledo Blade 03.13.07; Toledo Blade 10.27.07; WTVG 10.29.07; Renew America 10.30.07; Toledo Blade 12.15.07; Toledo Blade 01.14.10; Toledo Blade 10.27.10; Toledo Blade 12.04.10; Columbus Dispatch 04.07.11; News-Times 04.07.11; Toledo Blade 05.21.11; Toledo Blade 02.21.13; Todelo Blade 06.22.13; Hartford Courant 10.31.13
Assignments:
Renew America 1.04.08 (add'l article); Toledo Blade 1.16.08 (add'l article); Toledo Blade 3.13.08 (add'l article); Toledo Blade 7.12.08; Toledo Blade 10.18.09; BA.org Assignment Record
Robinson
James Richard1971P DiocesanMultiple alleged victims in UK, beginning when Robinson was in seminary. The first complaint was reportedly made in 1973. Transferred suddenly in 1986 from archdiocese of Birmingham (UK) to LA archdiocese. Reportedly worked in 5 LA parishes 1986-93. LateLos Angeles, CASource:
News of the World (UK) 10.12.03; Sunday Mercury (UK) 10.12.03; Birmingham Post (UK) 08.02.05; Birmingham Mail (UK) 02.18.08; BBC News 02.25.08; ICCoventry 02.27.08; Coventry Telegraph 07.24.08; Birmingham Post (UK) 02.10.09; BBC News 06.09.09; Press Association 08.07.09; Washington Post 08.07.09; BBC 08.08.09
Assignments:
Mirror 8.8.09 (add'l article); Coventry Telegraph 8.10.09 (add'l article); Sunday Mercury 8.16.09;  ; BBC News 10.22.10 (add'l article); Sunday Mercury 5.6.12 (add'l article)
Robinson
John Allen1971PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from public ministry 1/03 after summer 2002 accusation that he had been involved in sexual misconduct with teenage boy in late 1970s while stationed at St. Priscilla Parish in Chicago. Included in 10/05 settlement with Archdiocese re abuse by 14 priests. Permanently removed from public ministry 9/05.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3.20.06 page 3; Chicago Sun-Times 1.6.03; Chicago Tribune 1.5.03; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Catholic New World 01.21.03; Chicago Sun-Times 06.15.03; Chicago Tribune 09.26.05; Chicago Daily Herald 09.27.05; Chicago Sun-Times 09.27.05; Chicago Tribune 10.28.05
Robinson
Perry L.1972PAccusedJesuitRobinson, a long-time Jesuit priest, was removed from active ministry by NE archbishop 2/11. While working at Marquette University H.S. in 1990s, he was accused of having nude photos of students. He was sent for treatment and transferred out of state to NE. New allegation of abuse in 1980s resulted in action by Omaha archbishop. He was working at St. Gerald in Ralston in Feb. 2011. Church bulletin originally said that Jesuits gave him a sabattical for health reasons.Milwaukee, WISource:
Omaha World-Herald 4.6.11; St. Gerald Parish Bulletin 3.6.11; SNAP Wisconsin Letter to Jesuit Provincial 03.17.11; WISN 03.17.11; World-Herald 03.17.11; WOWT 03.18.11; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.19.11; Marquette Tribune 03.24.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RobitailleMarcel L.1964PAccusedDiocesanChurch ignored complaints in 1986 about abuse of nephew. Accused in 1993 civil suit of abusing his younger brothers and the nephew over a period of many years. Diocese also named in suit. Civil suit against diocese was dismissed in 2002; judge ruled that abuse occurred only through family relationships and not through Robitaille's duties as a priest. Family reached a confidential settlement with Robitaille. A non-family complaint in 1997. Vatican sentenced him to life of prayer and penance 7/08.Portland, MESource:
Portland Press Herald 4.3.02; Portland Press Herald 03.27.02; Sun Journal 01.28.07; Bangor Daily News 01.29.07; Boston Globe 07.17.08; Sun Journal 07.18.08
RochaJoseph J.1966PConvictedDominicanPer 9/01 article, Rocha, a former priest, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 21 yr old mentally disabled man in 1999 and was sentenced to 10 yrs probation, counseling, and registering as sex offender. His criminal trial was underway at the time of his plea. He was ordered to register as sex offender.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal Bulletin 9.1.01
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RochacewiczThomas PAccusedRedemptoristRochacewicz served in Baltimore from 1975 to 1986. Per archdiocesan files, in 1987 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Rochacewicz in early 1980s. Diocese told Redemptorists. Additional allegations received regarding abuse in mid-1970s to mid-1980s. Name appears on Baltimore Archdiocese's Sept. 2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Roche
Allan E.1946PAccusedDiocesanRoche's niece told Archdiocese officials in 1992 that he had abused her for 7 yrs in 1950s. He denied & church took no action. Per personnel records released 2/03, church officials knew at the time about prior sexual misconduct, including 4-5 relationships with women in MA and NC as described in 1993 memo. Before his 1997 death, Roche admitted to abuse of his niece and reached a financial settlement with her. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died per 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Associated Press 02.24.03; Boston Globe 02.25.03; Boston Herald 02.25.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Another Assignment Record
RockJoseph A.1972PSuedDiocesanA 20 yr old man sued in 1994 claiming that the Allentown Diocese failed to prevent him from being molested by Rock at Mount Carbon, Schuylkill County from time he was 9 until he was 12. Rock denied allegation. No criminal charges filed. In 1994 Rock was assigned to Holy Family Manor, a retirement home for clergy. No information on result of suit but Rock was still listed in 2002 Catholic Directory.Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 04.11.02; Morning Call 01.14.04
RodakowskiLouis G.1942PAccusedDiocesanWoman made claim in 2005 and he admitted inappropriately touching her when she was a minor. Placed on leave. Per 11/06 news article, 2 individuals had made accusations that Rodakowski abused them, one in 1948 and the other in 1961-63. Rodakowski retired in 1977 but continued to guest-preach in two parishes as late as 1997 and 2002. Was honored for 61 years as a priest and 90th birthday in 2003. Personnel documents released 11/08.Portland, ORSource:
Oregonian Table 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08; Register-Guard 11.26.08; Register-Guard 11.27.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RodieErnest BSuedBrothers of Holy Cross of TexasAccused of abuse of 1 in 1964-1965. Named in Archdiocesan Report Addendum. Named in 1 civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Rodino
Salvatore ("Sam") A.n.d.PAccusedDiocesanDiocese placed him on leave 10/09 after Review Board said there were "reasonable grounds" to believe that he sexually abused a teenager in early 1980s while at Blessed Sacrament in Albany. Rodino denied the allegations. No civil or criminal prosecution because of SOL per authorities. Worked at several schools before and after ordination. Diocese announced 10/28/09 that there was similar allegation in 1990s but not enough evidence to remove then.Albany, NYSource:
The Record 1.9.10; Albany Times Union 10.24.09; FoxNews23.com 10.24.09; Albany Times Union 10.25.09; Albany Times Union 10.25.09; The Record 10.25.09; The Record 10.26.09; WTEN 10.26.09; Albany Times Union 10.28.09; The Record 10.28.09; WRGB 10.28.09; Albany Times Union 10.30.09; The Record 01.10.10
Rodrigue
Edward Anthony1962 ?PConvictedDiocesanSentenced to probation in 1979 for abuse of 1 youth. Sentenced in 1998 to 10 yrs prison for abuse of youth in 1997. Civil suits filed 2003 by at least 19. Admits to abuse of "four or five" boys every year of his 22 yr career. Laicized 1992. Released from prison 1/06. Judge ruled that Diocese may be assessed punitive damages if found liable. Name on 3/30/07 list of San Diego/San Bernardino priests accused of abuse. Died in 2009. Suit by 1 settled 4/10. Personnel file released 10/10.San Diego, CASource:
Press Enterprise 4.1.04; Press Enterprise 6.5.06; San Bernardino Sun 6.2.03; Union Tribune 4.1.04; Washington Post 1.3.04; Press Enterprise 01.21.98; San Bernardino Sun 06.23.03; Press Enterprise 09.25.03; LA Times 08.10.05; Union Tribune 01.26.06; Press Enterprise 03.31.06; Union Tribune 05.27.06; Union Tribune 01.18.07; Union Tribune 02.28.07; Lompoc Record 03.30.07
Assignments:
Union Tribune 3.31.07 (add'l article); Contra Costa Times 4.01.08 (add'l article); Voice of San Diego 4.5.10 (add'l article); Poway Patch 10.23.10 (add'l article); Documents released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
RodriguezAlberto1971PSuedOPIn 2005 civil suit filed in Miami, one man accused Rodriguez of abusing him at Holy Cross in Atlanta. Plaintiff alleged that Rodriguez kep him locked in the basement of the rectory, drugged him and abused him over a 30 day period. The plaintiff also alleged abuse by multiple other priests in Miami. He fled to Atlanta to escape the abuse. Supposedly Rodriguez admitted abuse to Fr. Hector Gonzales Abreu. Suit settled 2007.Atlanta, GASource:
Affidavit of Fr Hector Gonzales Abreu 02.10.05; 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
Rodriguez
Carlos Rene1986PConvictedVincentianConvicted 2004 of abuse of 2 from 1988-1993. Sentenced to 8 yrs in prison. 1st abuse report 1987. Placed on leave1993. Accused of abuse prior to 1994 in civil litigation. Laicized in 1993 (or 1998 per LA Archdiocese). Included in 12/06 $60M settlementre 22 priests which covers all of the cases involving molestations that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985. Released from prison 1/08. Personnal file released 1/13. Order file released 9/9/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Errata Notice # 1; USA Today 11.11.02; Los Angeles Daily News 07.01.03; Ventura County Star 12.07.03; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Contra Costa Times (AP) 03.13.04; John Roe 4 vs Does, Cause No 1156450, Superior Court of California 08.27.04; Ventura County Star 01.09.05; LA Times 12.02.06; Ventura County Star 12.02.06; City of Angels 12.07.07; City of Angels 01.22.08; Ventura County Star 10.04.09; LA Daily News 10.12.12; LA Times 02.01.13; SNAP Statement 09.08.13; Los Angeles Daily News 09.09.13; Sun Herald 09.09.13; Gallup Independent 12.10.13
Assignments:
NY Times 2.4.13 (add'l article); LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
RodriguezEsteban1986PSettledCarmelitePriest from Puerto Rico. (Not related to Ruben Rodriguez). 1 of 4 priests accused of abuse of boy, age 16, by giving him money for sex. Civil suit filed in 2000 was settled prior to 2002. May still be active priest in Puerto Rico.New York, NYSource:
NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02
RodriguezJohn C.1960PAccusedDiocesanResigned from parish 3/95 after lawsuit filed which alleged he abused a 19 yr old seminarian after getting him drunk more than 20 yrs previously. After suspension, Rodriguez was sent for treatment for alcoholism. He was allowed to work under certain restrictions until 2002 when he was permanently removed.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 03.24.95; Albuquerque Tribune 12.19.98; Albuquerque Tribune 04.27.02
RodriguezJose H.1975PAccusedDiocesanIn 2003 Diocesan Review board said that Rodriguez had been accused of sexual abuse in 1999 concerning an incident that occurred more than 20 yrs before. Settlement was reached with victim and Rodriguez was removed from active ministry in 1999. He served in several churches in AZ and NM. Shown as "retired" in 2002 OCD.Gallup, NMSource:
Gallup (NM) Independent 05.20.03; Arizona Republic 08.14.03; Gallup Independent 08.02.05; Gallup Independent 05.28.11; Gallup Independent 11.11.13
RodriguezPaul1964PConvictedDiocesanRodriguez abused one youth in 1966-1967. Mom told church. Rodriguez removed & sent for treatment. Never reinstated. Man told police 1993. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to fondling Plaintiff. Sentenced to 4 mo. in jail (with balance of five yr sentence suspended) and 10 yrs probation. Admitted abuse of others during trial. Was working as clinical psychologist at California Men's Colony, a prison, at time of arrest.Richmond, VASource:
Richmond Times-Dispatch 7.3.93; Richmond Times-Dispatch 8.4.93; Richmond Times-Dispatch 10.29.93
RodriguezRuben PSettledCarmeliteCivil suit settled 2001. One of 4 priests accused of abuse of boy, age 16, by giving him money for sex. No relation to Esteban Rodriguez in the same suit. Sent for psychiatric evaluation. Returned to Puerto Rico where he may still be active priest.New York, NYSource:
NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02
RoebertMichael M.1966PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 youth from 1969-1970. Sued in 11/2003. Named in archdiocesan report. Archdiocese investigated in 2004 and decided allegations were unfounded.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Roemer
Donald Patrick1970PConvictedDiocesanConvicted 1981. Privileges removed. 2 yrs mental hospital and 10 yrs probation. Abuse of boys. 1 girl also alleges abuse. Suits filed 1984, 2003 & 2004. He is # 8 on Archdiocese list of 10 priests with most accusations of abuse (with 13). He admitted to at least 30. Still on Calif. Sex Offender Register as of 1/2/10 and is shown to be living in Anaheim. Personnel file released 1/13. Laicized 5/9/06.Los Angeles, CASource:
John Roe 4 v Does Cause No 1156450 Superior Court of California; United Press International 03.12.81; United Press International 05.30.81; LA Times 10.28.03; Ten Minute Activist 02.06.04; LA Times 02.18.04; LA Archdiocesan Report page 10.17.05; City of Angels 12.07.07; LA Daily News 10.12.12; Ventura County Star 02.09.13; LA Times 06.26.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
RogersFoster P.1966PAccusedDiocesanRogers was suspended from duties at St. Pius X Church in Chili by Bishop Clark 5/02 and resigned from parish. Man alleged in 2002 that Rogers had molested him in 1975 when he was 16. Another man also came forward to say that he had complained to Diocese in1993 about earlier abuse by Rogers. Voluntarily laicized per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.Rochester, NYSource:
Associated Press 5.2.02; Catholic Courer 6.7.12; Democrat & Chornicle 5.4.02; Post-Standard 5.4.02; Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5.3.02; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02
RogersJohn K.1976PAccusedDiocesanRogers, noted religious scholar and former campus minister at Humboldt State Univ. committed suicide 11/95 in Belgium upon being ordered back to the US to face accusations that he molested a 15 yr old boy in 1976. Suicide note declared innocence but said pain and embarrassment too much to handle. Victim says he first complained in 1989 and again in 1995. The victim died of drug abuse approx. 6 years after Rogers.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Press Democrat 4.2.02; Press Democrat 6.9.02; Press Democrat 11.05.95; Press Democrat 11.14.95; Press Democrat 11.15.95; Press Democrat 11.17.95; Press Democrat 11.21.95; Press Democrat 11.23.95; LA Times 12.18.95; Plain Dealer 05.25.02; San Francisco Chronicle 01.18.04; Press Democrat 01.19.04
Rogers
Stephen G.1995PConvictedDiocesanRogers, a religion teacher at Central Catholic High School, was placed on leave 12/02 after being caught with internet child porn. Convicted in 2003 and sentenced to 21 months prison. Served 18 months. Diocese paid his salary while he was in prison. Teacher's certificate was been revoked as of 11/06. Permanently removed from public ministry. Still a registered sex offender as of 1/2/10.Toledo, OHSource:
Diocese of Toledo Status Report 4.8.08; Toledo Blade 5.1.03; Bucyrus Telegraph Forum 01.03.03; Toledo Blade 09.30.03; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Toledo Blade 07.27.05; Toledo Blade 10.06.06; Toledo Blade 10.07.06; Toledo Blade 11.10.06
Rogers (in Philly)
Francis P.1946PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of numerous young boys, beginning just after his ordination and continuing for decades. Retired 1995. One man complained to Archdiocese in 1998 and Rogers was moved to a retirement home. Died 2005.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 9.22.05 (2nd); Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Rogers (in Wilmington, DE)
Francis J.1981PAccusedDiocesanCredible allegation of abuse of a minor in 1981. Removed from ministry 2003. Name appears on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Fighting release of personnel files 2/12.Wilmington, DESource:
News Journal 11.20.05 (Major Account); News Journal 01.17.03; News Journal 01.28.03; The Dialog 11.16.06; News Journal 11.17.06; News Journal 11.20.06; News Journal 11.07.09; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12
Assignments:
News Journal 11.16.06; BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
Rogge
Louis P.1954PConvictedCarmeliteIn 1974, Rogge pleaded guilty to child molestation charges in Athens, Ga., and was sentenced to six years of probation. Returned to active status in 1976. In 1996 and 1999 Rogge abused 2 brothers in Joliet Diocese. He was a long-time family friend. Removed from public ministry in 2002. Rogge was indicted on criminal charges in Dec. 2006, pled guilty in 4/07 and was expected to receive 60 day sentence & probation. Died 8/07 before sentencing.Atlanta, GASource:
Online Athens 9.1.07; Chicago Tribune 12.21.06; Herald News 12.21.06; Belleville News Democrat (AP) 12.22.06; Chicago Tribune 12.22.06; Daily Southtown (AP) 12.22.06; Herald News 12.22.06; Pravda 12.22.06; Chicago Tribune 04.26.07; Daily Southtown 04.26.07; ABC 13 04.27.07; Chicago Tribune 07.27.07; Chicago Tribune 08.12.07; Chicago Tribune 08.30.07
RoggeNorman J.1956PConvictedJesuitPleaded guilty in Florida in 1967 to one count of contributing to delinquency of minor. Judge sentenced him to three yrs probation and psychiatric counseling. Charged in Florida in 1985 with one count of sexual battery or lewd and lascivous act on boyunder 14 in 1984. Sentenced to 1 yr jail. Worked in Texas. Living in Louisiana in 2002. 2004 complaint re 1962 abuse. Died 2/09.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
1967 Conviction--Court Docs; 1985 Criminal charges; Dallas Morning News 5.4.02; Dallas Morning News 8.8.02; United Press International 6.7.85; United Press International 11.06.85; Associated Press 04.17.02; Advocate 04.19.02; Times of Acadiana 04.23.02; Times-Picayune 02.16.09
RohrichJohn F.1965PSettledDiocesanResigned 6/75. Accused of abuse of girl 16. Claims settled in 2004 for $125K. Victim released copies of settlement. Newly identified as abuser in Archdiocesan Report 3.20.06Chicago, ILSource:
Belleville News Democrat (AP) 02.11.06; WBBM 02.11.06; Chicago Sun-Times 02.12.06; Letter to Cardinal George 02.13.06; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RollDavid1970PAccusedDiocesanName appears on list of priets with credible allegations of abuse released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07.List says he is "removed". Faculties withdrawn 6/86 and placed on medical leave 7/86. At St. Luke's in 1986 & at Paraclete Center in 1987. Disability retirement 3/93 Personnel File released 10/25/10. Contains notes re various allegations in 1976, 1986-1987 thru 1993/1994 and in 2002. At least two involved young women.San Diego, CASource:
Lompoc Record 03.30.07; San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
RomaniJoseph C.1934PAccusedDiocesanBorn in Italy. Came to Portland in 1945 and incardinated in 1946. Per documents released by Maine AG's office, allegations received in 2002 - 2003 that Romani had abused at least 3 women in 1950s and 1960s when they were young children. Served at St. Peter's in Portland during his entire career. Retired in 1983 and died in 2001 at age 93. He supervised a known abuser Lawrence Sabatino beginning in 1967 and may have failed to report add'l allegations against him.Portland, MESource:
Portland Press Herald 6.5.05; Website of St. Peters Church in Portland, n.d.; Portland Press Herald 05.17.01; Maine AG Document Production 05.27.05
RomanoJoseph R.1966PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse in 1998 but authorities found the complaint unfounded. In 2002 and again in 2003 additional complaints were received. Placed on leave 2/03. Civil suit filed 10/05. Requested canonical trial 8/05. He served as a prison chaplain from 1984 to 1999 when he retired and moved to Florida. Romano served as assistant principal at former Cardinal McCloskey High School during mid-1970s and also served as Fire Dept. Chaplain from 1967 to 1984.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 9.1.05; Albany Times Union 02.10.03; Albany Times Union 02.11.03; Albany Times Union 10.13.05; NY Post 12.12.05
Romano
Russell Lawrence1973PAccusedDiocesanNewly identified as abuser in Archdiocesan Report of 3.20.06. Resigned from priesthood10.91 At least one claim included in 7/09 settlement involving 4 priests and 6 claims. Laicized 5/09. In 2013, he was working as licensed counselor in Illinois for ahealthcare provider. The health care provider began an investigation. Has "retired" as of 6/13. Personnel File released 01/14.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; CBS 2 07.21.09; Earth Times 07.21.09; SNAP Statement 07.21.09; WLS 07.21.09; Chicago Tribune 07.22.09; WBBM 07.22.09; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 01.14.10; Personnel File Released 01.21.13; Bolingbrook Patch 05.09.13; Chicago Tribune 05.09.13; SNAP Statement 05.09.13; Bolingbrook Patch 05.14.13; Daily Herald 05.15.13; SNAP Statement 05.15.13; SNAP Statement 06.11.13; Bollingbrook Patch 06.12.13; Chicago Tribune 06.12.13; Chicago Tribune 01.21.14; Personnel File Released 01.21.14; KVOA 01.23.14; Arizona Daily Star 01.24.14; Tucson News Now 01.24.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RomanskyJoseph A.1975PConvictedDiocesanHe played strip poker with 4 youths; also masturbated in front of boys. Mother of one was given a condo, a car and a job by the diocese in return for not filing charges. Rec'd probated sentence; sent to St. Luke's. At least 2 civil suits filed. Church finally paid settlements in 1991. Sent to Biloxi MS. in 1989; Bishop there sent him back after 3 yrs. Worked in nursing home until 2002 when placed on leave. 3 more suits filed 9/02. Died 7/04.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 1.3.05; Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; United Press International 07.12.87; Associated Press 07.17.87; Plain Dealer 03.10.02; Plain Dealer 09.19.02; Cleveland Scene 01.15.03; Akron Beacon Journal 08.19.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Romero
William1967PSettledDiocesanPer 7/02 article, during the 1975-1976 school year, Romero would sexually exploit students by forcing them to undress in his bedroom, after which they would share wine from the chalice and take the Host wafer. Romero would also take nude pictures of some children. Several suits filed. Some settled 2004-2005. Left priesthood in 2003. New civil suit filed against Miami AD 3/22/12 re abuse at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Coral Gables in 1970s.Venice, FLSource:
Injury Board 9.5.08; KansasCityChannel.com 5.5.06; Naples Daily News 2.8.04; Naples Daily News 9.9.03; Statement by Bishop Nevins 05.24.02; Sarasota Herald Tribune 05.29.02; Naples Daily News 04.28.03; Naples Daily News 08.30.03; Naples Daily News 10.14.03; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Naples Daily News 05.02.05; Palm-Beach Post 10.18.06; NBC Miami 03.23.12
Ronan
Andrew PAccusedOSM ServiteAccused of abuse of Seminarian in Ireland. [Order says he was American, not Irish.] Sent to US and accused of abuse of male high school students in Chicago in 1963-1964. Sent to Portland, OR and abused mid 1960s. Suit filed 2002 in OR re 1966 abuse. Laicized 1966. Died 1992. Documents released by Portland AD 11/08, see last page. Plaintiff has sued Holy See; US Sup. Court said suit could go forward 6/10. Vatican posted some files on its website 8/11. Judge ruled 8/12 that Vatican not employer.Chicago, ILSource:
Associated Press (2nd) 4.3.02; Associated Press 4.3.02; Catholic Online 6.8.06; Chicago Sun-Times (AP) 6.7.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24,08; Petition: CV-02-430-BR; Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; The Oregonian 4.4.02; The Oregonian 6.6.07; Chicago Sun-Times 04.04.02; USA Today 11.11.02; The Oregonian 12.11.05; National Catholic Reporter 06.16.06; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Documents Released by the Archdiocese 11.25.08
Assignments:
Sacramento Bee 3.4.09 (add'l article); OPB News 3.5.09 (add'l article); Tribune 2.7.10 (add'l article); Washington Post (AP) 6.28.10 (add'l article); Bellingham Herald 4.22.11 (add'l article); San Francisco Chronicle (AP) 8.17.11 (add'l article) w/ link to documents (most in Latin)
RondeauJulian Edward1945PAccusedMaristDied 1999. Ordination apparently adjusted from 1945 to 1971 starting in 1993 Catholic Directory (this was after allegation made). Rondeau admitted in 1992-1993 correspondence with a victim that he had sexually abused her and her sister. Writer was about10 in1966 when abuse started. Omitted in 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Assignment Record with Links to Documents; Eagle Tribune 7.5.99; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Roney
David A.1945PSuedDiocesanTwo women filed separate lawsuits 8/03 alleging abuse by Roney from 1967-1980 when they were children. Two more filed suit 9/03. Diocese said two previous lawsuits naming Roney and Diocese were settled. Diocese learned of Roney' s conduct in 1987; sent for evaluation and therapy. Removed from active retirement 2002. Died 1/03 at age 82. Two women settled 2005. Case of 4 more women was dism'd by MN Court of Appeals 8/31/10. More suits pending 9/13. 26 known accusers.New Ulm, MNSource:
Diocese of New Ulm News Release 08.01.03; Associated Press 09.17.03; WCCO Channel 4 10.03.05; St Paul Pioneer Press 10.04.05; West Central Tribune 08.21.07; City Pages 10.03.07; Court Decision in Leagle 09.01.10; Post-Bulletin 09.01.10; West Central Tribune 09.13.13; Bemidji Pioneer 09.16.13; Jamestown Sun 09.16.13; KARE 09.16.13; Press Release from Jeff Anderson (with documents) 09.16.13; West Central Tribune 09.16.13; West Central Tribune 09.16.13; Mankato Free Press 09.17.13; The Journal 09.17.13; Swift County Monitor-News 09.19.13; Mankato Free Press 12.12.13; Doe 18's opposition to Diocese's Motion to Dismiss 12.30.13; Doe 6 & 7 Opposition to Diocese's Motion to Dismiss 12.30.13; Legal Examiner 01.06.14; Mankato Free Press 01.06.14
Rooney
Donald1979PAccusedDiocesanCommitted suicide 4/02 after being asked to come to Diocesan offices to discuss allegation that he had sexually molested a girl in 1980. 4 more women and the father of another came forward with similar charges. One woman filed a class action suit 6/02 alleging that Rooney abused her and about 20 of her female classmates after the 1984-1985 school year. Another woman filed suit alleging that Rooney had groped and kissed her. Court denied suits and Court of Appeals agreed.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.5.02; Plain Dealer 4.5.02; Plain Dealer 4.6.02; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Cleveland Plain Dealer 05.25.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Akron Beacon Journal 06.20.02; Ohio Court of Appeals Ruling 10.05.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RooneyThomas1991PAccusedDiocesanOne of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as chaplain at the Immaculate Mary Home,a Catholic nursing facility for the elderly, in Northeast Philadelphia. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that allegations he violated standards of ministry were substantiated and he was unsuitable for ministry.Philadelphia, PASource:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11; NY Times 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12; Philly Burbs 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11
RoperWilliam< 1968PSuedClaretianAccused in 2002 of abuse of 1 girl from 1968-1969. Named in 1 civil suit and in archdiocesan report.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Rosch
James J.1972PAccusedDiocesanRosch was removed in 2002 because of credible allegations that he abused a teenage boy 20 yrs ago. There was a payment by the Diocese. Rosch claimed only reason that he had been removal was that he fondled a 17 yr old girl when he was 23 and had not yet been ordained. Diocese denied--said he would not have been removed for this. May have appealed dismissal to Vatican.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 06.29.02; Albany Times Union 07.23.02; Albany Times Union 07.28.02; Albany Times Union 03.11.04
Rose
Charles Anthony "Raimond" BSettledFSC - Brothers of the Christian SchoolsNamed in 2003 CA suit re abuse of 14 yr old boy in early 1982. Settled late 2004 for $1.1M. Rose moved back to MN in 1983 when allegations of abuse first surfaced. Suit filed in MN in 2/09 alleges Order and School already knew of abuse of 1 boy but allowed Rose to continue working and to abuse plaintiff in 1966-1967. 8 new suits in MN between 2-11/09 re abuse after transfer to MN. Living in Chicago without ministry since 2002. Other suits in ND & WI in 2010. 1 settled 9/10. 16 settled 12/10.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Wausau Daily Herald 9.1.09; Contra Costa Times 01.23.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Pioneer Press 02.27.09; Pioneer Press 05.19.09; Star Tribune 05.19.09; Pioneer Press 05.22.09; Stillwater Gazette 06.25.09; San Jose Mercury News 06.26.09; Inforum 08.22.09; Fox 11 09.03.09; Star Tribune 09.23.09; Stillwater Gazette 09.24.09; Star Tibune 11.17.09; Inforum 11.20.09
Assignments:
Inforum 1.26.10 (add'l article); Inforum 3.10.10 (add'l article); KFGO 3.16.10 (add'l article); Inforum 4.12.10 (add'l article); Inforum 5.6.10 (add'l article); Leader-Telegram 5.11.10 (add'l article)
Rosenkranz
George J.1962PSuedDiocesanName sometimes spelled Rosenkrantz. Sued 2000 for abuse in 1970s. Other suits filed 3/02 and 1/03. Suits claim Archdiocese knew of his history as far back as 1960s but did nothing except transfer him. Placed on leave in 1989 because of multiple allegations of abuse of minors. Name on 3/5/03 Boston Globe list of 48 priests dropped from 2003 clergy directory because they have been suspended from ministry after facing abuse allegations Involuntarily laicization announced 2/07.Boston, MASource:
NH Atty General Report on the Investigation of Manchester Diocese 3.3.03; Boston Herald 03.11.02; Associated Press 04.13.02; Deposition of Cardinal Bernard Law 08.13.02; Boston Globe 09.13.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Boston Herald 01.10.03; Boston Globe 01.26.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Boston Globe 03.05.03; Documents re Rosenkranz from Memorandum in Ford v. Law, 07.21.03; Excerpt from Memorandum in Ford v. Law, 07.21.03; Boston Globe 11.15.04; Salem News 02.24.07; Times Argus (AP) 02.24.07
Assignments:
Boston Globe 4.14.08 (add'l article); WCAS 2.9.09 (add'l article); Salem News 8.26.11; National Catholic Register 8.25.11; BA.org Assignment Record
RosensteelWilliam A.1969PAccusedDiocesanRosensteel placed on leave 3/07 when Diocese received allegations of abuse of 11 yr old boy dating back to 1971-1972. Diocese found allegations credible and settled with plaintiff. Before allegations could be made public and turned over to authorities, Rosensteel committed suicide on 6/24/07 by leaping from a bridge.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Tribune-Democrat 06.25.07; Altoona Mirror 06.26.07; State College News 06.26.07; Wanderer 07.12.07; Renew America 08.02.07; Renew America 09.19.07
RosensweigWalter F.1953PAccusedDiocesanIn 3/96, man sued Rosensweig and Diocese alleging abuse on at least two occasions in 1981. Suit settled out of court 8/97 with no amount disclosed. Rosensweig was former chancellor of diocese. He was placed on leave in 1996. He retired in 2001. In 6/02 the diocese ordered him not to perform any public ministry because of the past allegations. Named in second lawsuit filed 11/03.Tucson, AZSource:
Dallas Morning News 08.26.97; Arizona Daily Star 01.30.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.14.02; Tucson Diocese Press Release 06.21.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Arizona Daily Star 11.27.03; Tucson Citizen 02.27.04; Arizona Daily Star 07.30.07
Assignments:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.
Ross
Anthony J.1972PSuedDiocesan2002 articles revealed Ross had been accused of molesting a boy twice in 1981. Plaintiff had letters he received from Ross. Parents found letters in 1983 and confronted Bishop. Ross admitted the abuse. Sent for therapy in 1983 and returned to Joliet. Family found out in 1993 that he was still serving. Ross was transferred to Santa Rosa Diocese to serve as prison chaplain. Santa Rosa Diocese suspended him in 2002 after learning of his past allegations. Sued 2006.Joliet, ILSource:
Chicago Daily Herald 4.19.02 (2nd); Chicago Tribune 2,04.06; Press Democrat 6.9.02; Chicago Sun-Times 04.18.02; Chicago Daily Herald 04.19.02; San Bernardino Sun 04.29.02; Herald News 05.05.02; Chicago Sun Times 05.12.02; Herald News 08.11.02; Chicago Sun Times 06.15.03; Press Democrat 07.22.03; Press Democrat 01.19.04; Daily Southtown 03.03.06; Daily Herald 03.04.06; Morris Daily Herald 03.04.06
Assignments:
Chicago Tribune 3.04.06 (add'l article); Diocese of Joliet Press Release 4.09.06 (add'l article); Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 3.12.13 (add'l article); Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 3.12.13 (add'l article); WGN 3.12.13 (add'l article); My Suburban Life 3.12.13 (add'l article)
Ross
Joseph D.1969PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty 1988 to sexual assault of 11 yr old boy 12/86. Sentenced to 2 yrs probation and treatment. Admitted then he had been accused of molesting one youth in 1970s & had also been arrested for propositioning a police officer & public indecency. Allowed to return to work. Removed 3/02. Civil suit filed 11/02 alleged abuse of 14 yr old boy in 1977. Laicization announced 8/02. Arrested 9/08 on new charges from 2000. Crim. charges dropped 8/10. Lives in AR. New suit filed 10/11 re abuse of girl.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.01.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.03.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.07.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.10.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.08.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 11.08.02; Arkansas Times 10.02.08; CW 11 10.02.08; KSDK 10.02.08; St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.31.08; St Louis Post-Dispatch 12.08.08; SNAP 12.30.08; KSDK 08.06.10; SNAP Statement 08.06.10; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.06.10; Today's THV 04.14.11; National Catholic Reporter 01.05.12; Fox 2 11.15.13; SNAP Statement 11.15.13; SNAP Statement 12.30.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.30.13; KMOX 12.31.13; SNAP Statement 12.31.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.31.13; St Louis Public Radio 12.31.13; KSDK 01.01.14; Trib Town 01.02.14; Columbia Daily Tribune 01.03.14; SNAP Statement 01.03.14; SNAP Statement (w documents) 01.03.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.03.14; The Republic (AP) 01.03.14; SNAP Statement 01.06.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.06.14; KSDK 01.09.14; SNAP Statement 01.09.14; SNAP Statement 01.09.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.09.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.10.14; Missouri Lawyers 01.13.14; SNAP Statement 01.13.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.13.14; Riverfront Times 01.15.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 01.30.14; SNAP Statement 01.31.14; KPLR 02.05.14; Republic 02.05.14; SNAP Statement 02.05.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.05.14; St Louis Review 02.05.14; St Louis Public Radio 02.06.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 02.10.14; SNAP Statement 02.12.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Riverfront Times 10.24.11 (add'l article); St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10.24.11 (add'l article); St. Louis Review 10.27.11 (add'l article); National Catholic Reporter 02.15.12 (add'l article); Berger's Beat 5.5.12 (add'l article)
Rossell
Joseph (Jose)1930PAccusedDiocesanBorn and ordained in Spain as member of Sons of Holy Family. Arrived in CO. in 1947. Came to San Diego in 1953 and incardinated there in 1954. Frequent transfers 1st 3 yrs then spent 16 yrs at St. Anthony in National City. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse as released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. No specific information found as to actual allegations. Retired to Spain in 1972 and died in 1982. Personnel file released 10/25/10.San Diego, CASource:
Lampoc Recort 03.30.07; San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
RoszelStephen1977PAccusedDiocesanBegan abusing a 13 yr old girl in 1977 and continued until 1992. Wrote her letters, sent flowers, courted her, etc. Girl kept a diary He was 26--she was 13 when it began.1993 civil suit filed and then sealed by court. Placed on leave by diocese in 1994 pending investigation. Suit settled under undisclosed terms. Per June 6/02 article, he had been returned to ministry (in 1997) and had been serving at an Alexandria VA parish. In 2/04 he was no longer shown on diocese's list of active priestsArlington, VASource:
Washington Post 2.6.94; Washington Post 6.9.02; Washington Post 06.16.02; Washington Post 02.18.04; Washington Post 12.02.10
Assignments:
Catholic Herald 5.9.02
RothRon (Ronald W.)1966PSuedDiocesanWorked in Peoria, IL from 1966 to 1968. Worked in New Mexico between 1968-1972 and then returned to Illinois from 1972 to 1991. Peoria Bishop placed him on leave 3/93 after civil suit filed in NM which alleged he abused at least 3 boys and 1 girl there,beginning in 1968. One mom had complained to Santa Fe Archdiocese but nothing done. By 6/97 news articles were referring to Roth as a spiritual healer and former priest.Santa Fe, NMSource:
USA Today 08.24.93; Peoria Journal-Star 08.25.93
Rothbauer
Francis J. (Frank)1966PSuedDiocesanRothbauer was removed from active ministry in 1988. Suit filed in 1989 accusing Rothbauer of sexually abusing a girl starting at age 14 during counseling between 1968-72, Bishop Mussio allegedly learned of the abuse in 1972 and transferred Rothbauer to another parish. Died 2/11 at age 83.Steubenville, OHSource:
BT v. Diocese of Steubenville, Jefferson City OH No. 89-CIV-510; The Steubenville Register 3.4.11
Rouelle
Forrest W.1956PAccusedDiocesanRouelle's name is mentioned in 8/08 trial against Burlington Diocese and Fr. Edward Paquette. Former Vicar General Searles was questioned about Rouelle and other priests in connection with diocese's concern about sexual misconduct allegations. He died in 1998. No further information found.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 08.19.08
RoulierGeorge "Rusty"1954PAccusedOblateAccused in 2002 in MA of repeatedly hugging a boy and of putting his hands in the boy's pants once in 1983. Alleged victim says he was about 11 but he was 15 when Roulier first came to parish. Served there from 1983-1987. Also accused in 8/04 of sexualabuse of one youth (approx. 10) at Immaculate Conception in Nashua NH in 1979. Woman also told diocese in 12/05 that he molested her in 1979-80. May also be a 3rd accuser in NH. Died 1987. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Audit Records--Diocese of Manchester and NH AG 3.7.09; Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Letter from Priest who received initial allegation in 2002; Docs produced by Boston Archdiocese: Memo about 2002 meeting with accuser; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Rourke
Charles1958PAccusedDiocesanRourke was suspended from ministry in 1984 for alcohol related medical reasons. Committed suicide in 1993. Diocese became aware of allegations of child abuse against him. From 1969-1973 he was on a leave of absence and assigned to Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He returned to duty with Tuscon diocese in 1973-1975 and 1981-1984. There was another leave of absence between 1975-1981. Named in 1 civil suit which settled in 2006 (?) as part of bankruptcy.Tucson, AZSource:
Arizona Daily Star 3.7.06; Cleveland Plain Dealer 05.25.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Statement by Bishop Kicanas 03.27.03; Tucson Citizen 02.27.04; Tucson Citizen 10.07.04; Arizona Republic 01.26.06
Assignments:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11
RouseCharles O.1976PAccusedDiocesanRouse admitted in 1995 that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with minors in 1970s. Facts came out in 1995 during Rouse's 2nd leave of absence for treatment of alcoholism; the Attorney General's office was notified. His privileges were removed as well. July 1997 article referred to him as a priest on leave from Archdiocese doing graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 05.25.95; Baltimore Sun 07.09.97; Baltimore Sun 05.19.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 10.13.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
Rovira
Ivan M.1971PAccusedDiocesanTwo brothers gave detailed written complaints to the diocese in 2002 regarding their abuse by Rovira from late 1970s-early 1980s. Their ages at the time ranged from 9 to early teens. He admitted to abusing one but not the other. Two other men made complaints in 2003. Althought still a priest of Brownsville Diocese as of 2005, Rovira has been living in Mexico since 2002 and was an active priest until 2005. At ordination, he was part of Rockville Ill. diocese.Brownsville, TXSource:
Dallas Morning News 03.16.05; Ft. Worth Star Telegram (AP) 03.16.05; Brownsville Herald 03.17.05; KGBT4 News 03.17.05; Dallas Morning News 04.13.05; Dallas Morning News 04.14.05; RichardSipe.com 04.17.07
RoweDorian G.1964PSuedDiocesan2003 civil suit alleges abuse of one youth from 1967-1968. Archdiocese report says 2 accusers with incidents from 1967-1979. Died 1991Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 2
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
RoyAndrew1936PSuedDiocesanSued 2003. Accused of abuse in Richmond, Virginia diocese. Originally ordained in Los Angeles Archdiocese. Moved to Virginia 1956. Retired 1981. As of 2004, Roy at age 92, was living in Spain and suffering from Alzheimers. Also known as Andres Rodriquez.Wheeling-Charleston, WVSource:
Opinion by Virginia Supreme Court 6.8.07; Richmond Times Dispatch 5.4.05; Richmond Times Dispatch 6.9.05; Richmond Times Dispatch 08.27.03; Richmond Times Dispatch 12.13.03; Richmond Times Dispatch 10.27.04; Richmond Times Dispatch 07.21.08
RoyChristian F.1975PAccusedDiocesanIn 1993 accused of abuse of youth from 1983-1990. On personal leave at the time but then his privileges were removed. At least two other complaints received. Woman sued him in 1994 claiming that Roy was counseling her and her husband and that he enteredinto homosexual relationship with her husband during the counseling. Later settled. Laicized 2006.Portland, MESource:
Bangor Daily News 11.07.94; Boston (AP) 02.28.06; Kennebec Journal 03.01.06; Portland Press Herald 03.01.06; Courier Gazette 03.02.06; Bangor Daily News 01.29.07; Maine Today (AP) 05.30.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Royer
Gerald J.1947PAccusedDiocesanPer Philadelphia Archdiocese website list of accused priests, Royer was placed on leave of absence in 1960, then served as chaplain at St. Joseph Manor until 1964, and left active ministry in 1964. He was laicized in Feb. 1965. No specific information re the charges against him.Philadelphia, PASource:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Website
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
RozintJoseph T.1967PSuedDiocesanNamed as abuser in 9/11 civil suit against Hartford Diocese Plaintiff claims that Rozine abused him at age 13 in 1977 when Rozine was associate pastor of St. Gertrude Church in Windsor. In 1967 he was assistant pastor at St. Mary in Milford.Hartford, CTSource:
Journal Inquirer 11.14.11
Rozo Rincon
Efrain1953PSuedDiocesanConfessed under oath in 2/06 to sexually abusing nephew and showing him porn in 1967-69 while working in LA parish and studying at Loyola Marymount. Also confessed to fondling a 14-year-old seminarian in Colombia previously. When the taped confession was broadcast on 9/28/06 in Bogota, the seminarian claimed that Rozo had raped him, and that other priests and a bishop had abused him too. Colombian church tribunal cleared Rozo on canonical SOL grounds on 7/23/07, commending his youth apostolate.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; Catholic Online 10.06.06; Catholic News Service 07.26.07; Colombia Reports 01.24.11
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
RuaneGerald P.1960PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of abuse of a boy in 1970s-1980s. Archdiocese investigated and found credible. Allowed to retire in 2004 w/o privileges. Name finally released in 2005 after he celebrated public mass.Newark, NJSource:
Herald News 04.16.05; Recorder Newspaper 04.21.05; Echoes-Sentinel 04.27.05; Renew America 06.08.05; Renew America 06.22.05; Star-Ledger 07.26.05; Star Ledger 07.27.05; Star Ledger 10.23.05; Star Ledger 03.21.06; Star Ledger 12.05.10; Star-Ledger 12.06.10
RubaNicholas J.1951PSuedDiocesanNamed in 10/10 civil suit by woman who accused him of abuse between 1968-1976 while he was assigned to St. Michael's in Sioux City. She was 14-21 at the time and worked at rectory. She compained to Diocese in 2006, he denied allegations and she apparently dropped the matter. Ruba is 85 and retired in 1996.Sioux City, IASource:
KCAU 10.27.10; KPTH 10.27.10; KTIV 10.27.10; Sioux City Journal 10.27.10
Rucker
George Neville1946PSuedDiocesanRecord of abuse began shortly after ordination. First investigated by police in 1967. 1st civil suit filed 1994. Arrested 2002 on charges involving 12 girls. Criminal charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. Named as #1 on list of top 10 abusive priests in LA Archdiocese with 38-41 known accusers. Some claims settled in 12/06 massive $60 million settlement re 22 priests. Other claims settled in massive 7/07 $660 mil settlement. Personnel file released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; LA Times 08.18.02; WALB 07.08.03; Mercury News 12.10.03; LA Weekly 02.26.04; San Jose Mercury News 10.18.05; Daily Breeze 10.19.05; LA Times 04.20.06; LA Times 12.02.06; Ventura County Star 12.02.06; Palisadian-Post 12.06.06; Daily Breeze 05.05.07; Northwest Florida Daily News 07.19.07; LA Times 07.30.07; Daily Courier 10.29.07
Assignments:
SNAP Statement 12.30.10 (add'l article); KTVN 2.1.13 (add'l article); LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
RudinRemy1949PSuedFranciscanJoined Franciscan Order in 1942 and was ordained in 1949. At least 8 victims filed suits in 2004 alleging abuse by Rudin at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. Articles report that Rudin first appeared in Oregon in 1962 at Aumsville. In 1968 he wentto MacLaren and in 1973 to Ascension Church in Portland. He left Portland for Arizona in 1979 and died in 1991.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 9.8.05; The Oregonian 04.13.04; The Oregonian 10.12.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Ernesto C. v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1337577, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1338070, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 11.03.09
RudyJohn W.1977PConvictedFranciscanArrested 7/98 and accused of improperly touching an 18 yr old male. Arrested again 9/98 and accused of improperly touching a 9 yr old boy 2 yrs before when he was 7. Pleaded no contest to charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct in11/99 and that kept him out of jail and off sex offender register. Sentenced to one year supended prison term, two years probation, Sent for treatment.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 9.2.98; Hartford Courant 06.18.98; Hartford Courant 06.20.98; Hartford Courant 11.06.99; Hartford Courant 12.08.99
Rueger (Bp)George E.1958PSuedDiocesanSued in 2002. Accused of abuse of a young man aged 13-14 in 1960s after giving him alcohol. Suit dropped 2003 by Plaintiff. Diocesan investigation found no proof of charges and Pope's representative to the US agreed with the findings.Worcester, MASource:
Tarrant Ct, Tx, case; 153 198356 03; Telegram & Gazette 04.01.03; Telegram & Gazette 04.21.03; Telegram & Gazette 07.15.03; Catholic Free Press (Worcester, MA) 07.20.03; Telegram & Gazette 08.01.03; Telegram & Gazette 07.07.06; Telegram & Gazette 07.18.06; BA.org list of U.S. Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ruffalo
Richard1959PSettledDiocesanCredible allegations received after his death in 1997. In 2002 Ruffalo was accused by at least 2 men of abusing them when they were boys. Allegedly gave them beer and wine, took them on trips to Las Vegas and molested them. Ruffalo was also accused of stealing from collections. He was over $95,000 in debt when he died. One man filed civil suit 1998 which later settled. 2 more plaintiffs filed suit 2003. 4th man came forward 2006.Joliet, ILSource:
Herald News 2.24.06 (2nd); Chicago Sun Times 02.24.97; Herald News 05.05.02; Herald News (IL) 08.11.02; Chicago Sun Times 10.15.03; Daily Herald 10.15.03; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10.30.04; Daily Herald 11.19.04; Herald News 02.24.06; Chicago Sun Times 03.05.06; Herald News 03.05.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Tribune 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13
Assignments:
Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 3.12.13 (add'l article); WGN 3.12.13 (add'l article); My Suburban Life 3.13.13 (add'l article)
Ruge
Kenneth Charles1963PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse that occurred prior to 1985. Received treatment & reassigned.. Removed 1991. Died 5/2002. Included in 2003 settlement by Archdiocese. New suit filed 4/06 alleges abuse by Ruge and another priest. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. At least 1 more claim included in 8/08 $12.7M settlement re 11 priests. Another settlement 7/09. Personnel file released 01/14.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 11.24.91; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Chicago Tribune 10.03.03; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun Times 04.25.06; Daily Southtown 05.29.07; Chicago Sun-Times 11.12.07; Chicago Tribune 08.12.08; Chicago Sun Times 08.13.08; Earth Times 07.21.09; Chicago Tribune 07.22.09; ABC 7 01.21.14; Chicago Tribune 01.21.14; Personnel File Released 01.21.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RuglovskyRobert1961PConvictedByzantine CatholicAccused of molesting at least 7 boys. First abuse occurred in Ohio and Michigan and then he moved to Minnesota where he abused six other boys. Criminal charges were filed in Minnesota in 1987. Sentence was 15 yrs probaton and 1 yr. jail with participation in sex offender program. One civil suit filed in 1994 in California & 2 other suits filed in Minnesota in 1988. 1990 article says that he admitted to molesting numerous boys over a 20 yr period.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 7.11.90 (2nd); UPI 05.08.87; Plain Dealer 07.11.90; Plain Dealer 07.18.90
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ruhl
John (Jon) E.1964PSettledVincentianAccused of abuse of at least 3 between 1970-1982. Diocese knew of 1 allegation in 1992. Named in archdiocesan report. Also named on list of abusers in Orange Diocese. Named in at least 1 civil suit. One $500K settlement in 2005. Personnel File released 09/09/13. Also worked in Cape Girardeau and Perryville, MO. Personnel file released 10/26/13.Orange, CASource:
OC Register 04.15.92; LA Times 01.15.93; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Times 02.18.04; LA Times 12.04.04; OC Register 04.13.05; Detroit Free Press 05.19.05; LA Times 05.19.05; OC Register 05.19.05; LA Daily News 09.09.13; Orange County Weekly 09.11.13; Worthy Adversary 09.11.13; 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; OC Weekly 3.04.05
RuizLorenzo1967PSuedFranciscanIn 1995 suit in NM, woman claimed Ruiz started a "girls club" at church to find victims for sex and that he abused her and others in 1978 after taking them on outings and giving them money and presents. Suit includes charges against Archdiocese of Denver and Franciscan Order. Ruiz transferred from Albuquerque to Denver in 1987 and became head of Hispanic Affairs. He was abruptly removed from the post in 11/04 and his faculties were removed.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 5.5.95; Denver Post 11.22.94; Rocky Mountain News 11.22.94; Denver Post 11.23.94; Albuquerque Journal 06.15.95
Rule
Steven "Randy"1975PAccusedDiocesanAccused 8/02 of abuse of one individual in 1976 at St. John Vianney Seminary. Removed and sent out of state for psychological evaluation. Cleared by diocesan commission 11/02 and reinstated after it ruled that the "inappropriate" conduct that took place did not warrant removing him. Alleged victim did not seek money, and did not retract accusation. Removed again 4/11 for inappropriate behavior which did "not involve a minor." Reinstated again 6/11.Richmond, VASource:
Richmond Times-Dispatch 6.9.11; Virginia Pilot 9.1.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 08.27.02; Virginia Pilot 08.27.02; Roanoak Times 08.28.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 11.06.02; Roanoak Times 11.06.02; Richmond Times Dispatch 02.28.04; Richmond Times Dispatch 04.13.11; Roanoke Times 04.13.11; WSLS 04.13.11
Rupp
Edward F.1960PAccusedDiocesanIn 1994 civil suit, a man claimed Rupp abused him several times as a teenager in late 60s-early 70s and that Rupp was alcoholic who had committed sexual improprieties with other members of parish. Rupp had received counseling for alcoholism but he resigned from assignment and was sent for evaluation and counseling after charges made. Suit dismissed by Court 1998. Vatican ordered permanent removal from active ministry as of 6/14/07. Prayer and penance.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 04.30.94; Plain Dealer 03.10.02; Plain Dealer 05.26.07; Plain Dealer 06.14.07; Statement by Diocese of Cleveland 06.14.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RuppertDonald1978PSuedDiocesanMan filed suit in 2003 against Ruppert and Archdiocese. Suit alleged that Ruppert abused him on several occasions when he was 13 and that Plaintiff suppressed the memories until 1/03 when they "violently resurfaced" and he was hospitalized. Ruppert was a counselor and teacher at the time. Active priest in Victoria TX diocese as of 3/8/09.San Antonio, TXSource:
San Antonio Express News 05.21.03
RuppertE. Alan1978PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 10/98 from duties as pastor of St. Clement in McLeansboro and St. John Nepomucene in Dahlgren based on allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor alleged to have occurred in 1990. On 1/24/09 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave / Retired."Belleville, ILSource:
Belleville News Democrat 3.7.03; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10.20.98; Belleville News-Democrat 07.14.02; Belleville News-Democrat 04.24.07
RussellJohn R. PAccusedDiocesanWoman came forward in 2004 to claim that she was the subject of inappropriate sexual advances and an alleged sexual assault by Russell when she was in high school between 1968 and early 1970s. Russell left active priesthood in 1970 and later became Episcopal priest. Springfield diocese found accusation to be credible and told the Episcopal church. Russell left active Episcopal priesthood in 2001. Also accused of abuse in New Mexico.Springfield, MASource:
Associated Press 5.6.04; WWLP 5.9.04; Albuquerque Tribune 10.04.01; Catholic Observer 05.13.05; Republican 08.21.06; Springfield Diocese list of Priests with Credible Allegations 08.30.11
RussoJames E.1970PAccusedDiocesanRusso was sued in Brooklyn in 2003 by one man alleging abuse there in 1973. Russo resigned as pastor of his parish in St Petersburg, FL diocese in January, 1997 because of "emotional items." Within week Bishop Lynch told the parish that "an episode of misconduct occurred many years ago" between Russo and an unidentified minor. Other victims came forward. He left ministry.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Letter by Bishop Lynch, n.d.; St. Petersburg Times 01.30.97; Tampa Tribune 04.22.02; Tampa Tribune 05.24.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03
RutledgeRobert1989PSuedOblatesWhile a teacher at Catholic High School, Rutledge was accused of assaulting and emotionally battering a male student beginning 9/95. Youth became so emotionally upset, particularly after school officials became aware of abuse and refused to remove teacher, that he had to be withdrawn from school. Rutledge left school in 1996 but began teaching at College in PA. Civil suit filed 1997. Still residing in Diocese per 2008 directory accessed on 7/21/08.Arlington, VASource:
Arlington Catholic Herald 9.4.97
RutowskiEdward1945PSuedDiocesanAccused in two 1994 civil suits of molesting minors. He was a priest in St. Anthony of Padua Provice in Chicopee, MA and requested transfer to Santa Fe for "health reasons." Apparently incardinated into Arch. of Santa Fe in 1956 or 1957. In 1967 Rutowski is alleged to have abused one boy and in 1971 he and church custodian are alleged to have abused another boy. Rutowski retired in 1991. After accusations by one youth his facilities were restricted to private celebrations of mass.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Paul R. v. Arch Dioces of Sante Fe, NM; Bernalillo Cty; # CV-94-2895
Ryan
Barry E.1976PConvictedDiocesanAir Force Chaplain for many years. Left military in 1995 after investigation in 1994 for sexual misconduct with minor in Mobile, AL. Also left active priesthood. Name became known in 2003. Pleaded guilty in late 2004 to abuse of a 6 yr old boy in fall of 2003 in NY. Suffering from stomach cancer. Resided at St. Luke's, rather than jail, because of "Health." Attempted suicide 8/07 to avoid sentencing. Remanded to prison 10/29/07. Living at St. John Vianney Renewal Center as of 6/09Brooklyn, NYSource:
New York Post 3.6.04; NY Post 8.2.07; Palm Beach Post 3.9.04; Port St. Lucie News 3.6.04; Mobile Register 04.25.03; Associated Press 10.08.03; Mobile Register 02.17.04; Associated Press 03.12.04; Newsday 03.18.04; Palm Beach Post 10.06.04; Newsday 12.16.04; Newsday 12.24.04; Tallahassee Democrat 12.24.04; Mobile Register 06.25.05; Newsday 02.17.07
Assignments:
Newsday 8.3.07 (add'l article); TCPalm 8.3.07 (add'l article); Newsday 10.25.07 (add'l article); Newsday 10.27.07 (add'l article); Newsday 10.29.07 (add'l article); KSDK 5.6.10 (add'l article)
RyanBrother (C.P.??) BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersIn civil suit filed 1/08, plaintiff alleged he was abused in 7th grade by Ryan and Bro. Duffy in 1950s at Briscoe School, a now-closed Catholic boarding school in Kent. Same plaintiff also alleges abuse by Fr. Leonard Feeney at O'Dea. Believe all claims included in 11/08 and 1/09 settlements with archdiocese and order. Another civil suit filed 8/26/10 by 3. One of these men allege abuse by C.P. Ryan in 1966.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Times 1.8.04; The Olympian 01.22.08; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 01.23.08; Seattle Times 01.29.09; JH et al v. Corp of Catholic Archbishop of Seattle et al, 10-2-30752-4SEA 08.26.10; CBS Chicago 07.31.12; Southtown Star 07.31.12
Ryan
Cornelius J.1966PAccusedCSCWorked in Uganda and Kenya from 1967 to 1999 where he was well-known soccer coach. Returned to Provincial House in South Bend in 2001. Removed without privileges 6/10/13 from Saint Joseph Catholic Church-Hessen Cassel after recent credible allegation that he had sexually abused a boy in Africa approx. 20 yrs previously. When confronted by the Diocese, Ryan admitted the allegations were true.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
News-Sentinel 06.19.13; The WANE 06.19.13; Journal Gazette 06.20.13; News-Sentinel 06.20.13; Statement by Holy Cross Order in Journal Gazette 06.20.13; The WANE 06.20.13; WSBT 06.20.13; Journal Gazette 06.21.13; INCNow 06.22.13; Journal Gazette 06.23.13; Seattle PI 06.23.13; WISH 06.23.13; News-Sentinel 01.15.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RyanDaniel DSuedCFC - Congregation of the Christian BrothersRyan was a staff member of Brother Rice High School early in the 60's and Leo High School in the mid 60's and mid 70's. 2012 article says he was also principal of Brother Rice in Michigan in 1960s. Believe this is the Brother D.P. Ryan who was named as an abuser in law suit in Washington State.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 5.7.09; Chicago Sun-Times 04.12.12
RyanDonald L.1963PSuedDiocesanTwo men filed separate suits 4/03 alleging that they were abused by Ryan in the 1960s. Claims settled as part of massive 6/03 settlement. Diocesan Review board said that charges could not be substantiated and Archbishop Kelly returned Ryan to active duty 10/03. Retired in 2008.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 3.7.04; Courier-Journal 3.9.04; Associated Press 04.21.03; Courier-Journal 04.22.03; Courier-Journal 10.24.03; Courier-Journal 10.28.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
RyanEdmund K.1965PAccusedDominicanRyan was accused of abuse in Eugene Oregon. The Order acknowledged a single credible allegation that he had touched a high school boy over his clothing. He was removed from public ministry. He also worked in the Oakland Diocese. Last known location wasSt. Albert's Priory in Oakland.Portland, ORSource:
ABC7 04.06.05; Associated Press 04.07.05; ABC7 10.14.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
Ryan
F. Lee1968PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from St. Edmund in Watseka 5/10 when one man accused him of abuse on multiple occasions at Providence H.S. approx. 30-35 yrs before. Same individual also alleged abuse by Fr. McBrien once at Joliet Catholic H.S. On "special assignment" per 1989 Catholic Directory. He denied the allegation. In summer 2012, Vatican said he could not be permanently removed. Diocese said he would return to limited ministry but 1 week later his privileges again withdrawn on 9/18/12. Canonical process pending 3/12.Joliet, ILSource:
Daily Herald 6.7.10; Herald News 6.8.10; Neighborhood Star 05.29.10; Daily Journal 06.11.10; SNAP Statememt 09.12.12; Catholic Culture 09.13.12; CBS Chicago 09.13.12; Chicago Tribune 09.13.12; Southtown Star 09.13.12; Statement by Diocese of Joliet 09.13.12; WGN 09.13.12; Naperville Sun 09.14.12; WLS 09.14.12; CNN 09.15.12; Southtown Star 09.15.12
Assignments:
Chicago Tribune 9.18.12 (add'l article); Chicago Sun-Times 9.18.12 (add'l article); SNAP Statement 9.18.12 (add'l article); The Patch 9.18.12 (add'l article); SNAP--Statement by Victim 9.19.12 (add'l article); Herald-News 9.22.12 (add'l article)
Ryan
Frederick J.1964PSuedDiocesanRyan, former vice chancellor of Archdiocese, was often responsible for receiving complaints about other priests. His personnel file contained memo from late 1970s calling him "very dangerous and deceptive." Not placed on leave until 03/2002 after lawsuit alleged sexual misconduct with a minor. A man also came forward to allege Ryan abused his deceased brother in 1970. 2nd suit filed by 3rd man re abuse of 2 in 1970s-1980s. Also other allegations. 2005 "voluntary" laicization announced 2006.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 03.22.02; Boston Herald 03.22.02; Boston Herald 03.23.02; Boston Herald 03.24.02; Boston Globe 03.25.02; Boston Herald 03.27.02; Boston Herald 03.29.02; Boston Globe 04.06.02; Boston Herald 06.25.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Documents from New Hampshire AG's office 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Boston Herald 04.15.03; Boston Herald 04.17.03; Roslindale Transcript 09.18.03; Boston Globe 08.01.13; CBS Boston 08.01.13; NBC News 08.01.13
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Boston Press Release 3.17.06 (add'l article); Boston.com (AP) 3.17.06 (add'l article); Boston Globe 3.18.06 (add'l article); Townonline.com 3.30.06 (add'l article); National Catholic Register 8.25.11; Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
RyanJames R.1966PSuedDiocesanSued 2005. Ryan and 2 other priests accused of abuse of 1 youth in late 1980s. Petition alleges that Ryan threatened the Plaintiff and his family if he told anyone about the abuse.Camden, NJSource:
Courier Post 4.1.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.31.05
Ryan
John R.1950PSettledDiocesanRemoved from ministry 1993 for allegations that he molested boys in 1980s. Previously taught at diocesan high school. Laicization requested 9/19/03 and granted 10/13/06. Diocese settled two complaints as of 11/06. Died 11/2010. Obit. says he spent 29 Years as Chaplain to The National Guard.Des Moines, IASource:
Des Moines Register 7.8.04; Channel4000.com 09.19.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 10.01.03; Des Moines Register 11.16.06; KTIV 11.17.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.17.06; Des Moines Register 11.13.10
Assignments:
Des Moines Register 9.20.03
RyanJoseph Francis1936PAccusedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Placed on leave numerous times from 1945 through 1960. Excardinated to Philadelphia Archdiocese 1965, died 12/3/76. Accused in 2002 of abuse of brother and sister in 1945-1946. Named in 1 civil suit. Personnel file released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; The Patch 2.3.13
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LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Ryan
Martin P.1976PSettledDiocesanIn 2002 woman claimed Ryan sexually abused her when she was a teenager in 1970s. She said she told the diocese about it but they didn't suspend him because he had an unblemished record and had not abused boys. She says at least two other victims. Her claim settled 10/03 as part of $21M settlement with 40 people. Ryan was only active priest named in settlement. Remained active until 5/11 when removed for sexual harassment of adult female. Then worked as admin of new parish before becoming pastor 01/14.Bridgeport, CTSource:
CT Post; Connecticut Post 11.22.02; Connecticut Post 11.24.02; Connecticut Post 10.16.03; The Ledger 10.16.03; Associated Press 10.17.03; Connecticut Post 11.17.03; Connecticut Post 12.18.03; Hartford Courant 12.19.03; Connecticut Post 11.24.09; News-Times 11.24.09; Hartford Courant 11.25.09; Connecticut Post 12.01.09; News Times 12.02.09; The Republic 06.23.11; CT Post 01.22.14; CT Post 01.23.14; CT Post 01.26.14; The Republic (AP) 01.26.14; CT Post 03.19.14
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Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
RyanPatrick Joseph1919PAccusedDiocesanName appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. He was accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a minor in 1961 and included in report to John Jay Group. Archdiocese qualifies inclusion by saying that subsequent extensive and wide-ranging investigation took place. No evidence found to validate the accusation of sexual abuse.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hastings Star Gazette 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Statement by Anderson & Assoc re posting of incorrect picture 12.20.13
RyanPaul David1976 ?PAccusedDiocesanRyan, an Australian priest, was sent to the US for treatment on two occasions. He abused at least 2 youths in Virginia Beach, VA in 1978-1978 while here for treatment. Australian diocese & Richmond admit paying settlements to at least 2 US men. He also abused at least three youths in Australia in 1989-1990. Pleaded guilty 9/10/06 and sentenced to 18 months in jail in Australia. The 2 U.S. victims also want him prosecuted here.Richmond, VASource:
Herald Sun [Australia] 04.20.06; Herald Sun [Australia] 09.09.06; Herald Sun [Australia] 09.11.06; The Standard [Australia] 09.13.06; Catholic News 01.30.07; Virginia Pilot 01.30.07; Broken Rites 04.19.12; The Australian 11.28.12; The Australian 12.01.12; Courier Mail 12.07.12; The Age 12.07.12
RyanWilliam PAccusedJesuitPer statement released by Diocese of Spokane 11/07, Ryan was named in accusation that was found to be credible or proven. He died in 1967. No further information found.Spokane, WASource:
Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
Ryan (Bp).
Daniel1956PAccusedDiocesanServed as chancellor and auxiliary bishop of the Joliet Diocese before going to Springfiled, IL as Bishop in 1983. Named as a co-defendant in 1999 suit by 3 men who alleged he failed to act against sexual misconduct by clergy because he was involved in homosexual relationships of his own. He resigned as Bishop of Springfield when the suit was filed. Suspended all public ministry in 2002 amid allegations he had abused a minor in 1984.Springfield, ILSource:
State Journal Register 8.3.06; State Journal-Register 10.20.99; Associated Press 10.28.99; State Journal-Register 10.29.99; State Journal-Register 10.31.99; Herald News 05.05.02; Herald News 08.11.02; State Journal Register 08.15.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 09.04.02; State Journal Register 02.03.04; BA.org list of U.S. Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08
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BA.org Assignment Record
Rydzewski
Thomas A.1998PConvictedDiocesanRydzewski was arrested for possession of child pornograpy and internet child pornography 12/01. Sent to St. Luke's. Pleaded guilty 7/02 and was sentenced to 27 months in prison 11/02. Released 11/15/04. He was caught as part of Operation Candyman Sting. Name appeared on Baltimore Archdiocese's 9/02 list of priests accused of abuse. On MD sex offender registry as of 1/12.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 6.7.02; Washington Post 6.8.02; Baltimore Sun 12.13.01; Times-Picayune 12.15.01; Baltimore Messinger 12.19.01; Associate Press 07.16.02; Baltimore Sun 07.17.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Rocky Mountain News 03.20.04
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Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
RyerRobert1943PSuedDiocesanRyer is one of 40 priests named in several lawsuits filed 1/03 by 70 plaintiffs who allege that the priests sexually abused them. Ryer died 4/30/67. 2010 article references 3 claims settled re abuse between 1958-1960. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt because canonical or criminal investigation was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Jamaica Plain Gazette 9.9.11; Boston Globe 01.30.03; Jamaica Plain Gazette 05.29.10; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
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BA.org Assignment Record
Ryfinski
Gerald J.1990PConvictedDiocesanArrested 6/01 after computer repair man found child pornography on his computer. In 3/02 he pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Received a five year suspended sentence with three years probation. On SC Sex Offender Registry as of 1/3/10.Charleston, SCSource:
Myrtle Beach Sun-News 06.19.01; Myrtle Beach Sun-News 06.20.01; The Catholic Miscellany 03.28.02; The State 04.12.02; Post & Courier (SC) 04.28.02
Rynne
Paul P.1956PSuedDiocesanIn 2003, personnel file contained allegations that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 17 yr old in 1986; received therapy and was reassigned. In 1994 he admitted allegations that he abused and/or raped a boy in 1960s were true. Two other claimants came forward. One filed suit 1/03. Rynne had whole collection of nude photos of boys. Placed on leave after 1994 allegation; retired in 1996. Died in 2001. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete at death per 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Associated Press 2.6.03; Boston Globe 2.7.03; Boston Herald 2.7.03; Document from Archdiocese Personnel File 6.3.86; Patriot Ledger 2.7.03; Boston Globe 01.30.03; Boston Herald 01.30.03; Excerpt from Pattern & Practice Brief 07.21.03; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
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Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
 


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