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Carl1939PSuedDiocesanIn 2001 two sisters filed suit alleging that they were abused at ages 7 & 8 by Wachter. Girls were staying at Christie School in Maryhurst. Women say a nun saw the abuse and did nothing. Wachter died in 1992. Archdiocese paid $440,000 in 2003 to settle the claims.Portland, ORSource:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; The Oregonian 01.16.92; The Oregonian 11.06.01; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
John H.1969PReinstatedDivine Word MissionariesAccused of abuse of 2 from 1973-1977 per archdiocesan report. Also worked in New York and/or Brooklyn, Trenton NJ and Portland OR diocese. Banned from working in Los Angeles archdiocese; in 2014 was found working as priest in Guam, apparently since at least 2000. Idenitrified himself as an "Australian priest of the Archdiocese of Agana in Guam, Micronesia." Guam Archdiocese Directory indicated he was incardinated in the archdiocese but assigned to Neocatechumenal Center in San Francisco, CA. Removed from active ministry 07/22/14; archdiocese admitted it knew of past allegations in 2000 when he was incarnated. As of 7/23/14, left Guam, possibly to San Francisco. Denied all allegations. SF Archdiocese withdrew privileges as of 07/21/14. Reinstatement to Agana archdiocese announced 4/15/15 after Los Angeles archdiocese reviewed case and said, since there appeared to have been no settlement and Wadeson was not convicted, Wadeson was "a priest in good standing."Los Angeles, CASource:
Sydney Morning Herald 10.17.82; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Times 02.18.04; Pacific News Center 07.18.14; SNAP Statement 07.18.14; Jungle Watch 07.19.14; Marianas Variety 07.21.14; KUAM 07.22.14; Pacific Daily News 07.22.14; Pacific News Center 07.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of Agana 07.22.14; KUAM 07.23.14; Marianas Variety 07.23.14; Pacific Daily News 07.23.14; Pacific Daily News 07.23.14; Pacific Daily News 07.23.14; SNAP Statement 07.23.14; Jungle Watch 07.24.14; KUAM 07.24.14; Marianas Variety 07.24.14; Neocatechemunal Way - An Insider's View 07.24.14; Pacific Islands Report 07.24.14; Houston Chronicle 07.25.14; SFist 07.25.14; SNAP Statement 07.25.14; SNAP Statement 07.25.14; CBS SF Bay Area 07.26.14; Jungle Watch 07.26.14; KUAM 07.27.14; Pacific News Center 07.27.14; KUAM 07.28.14; Pacific News Center 07.28.14; Worthy Adversary 07.28.14; Pacific Daily News 07.29.14; Pacific News Center 07.29.14; Pacific News Center 08.07.14; SNAP Statement 08.07.14; Pacific News Center 08.08.14; QUAM 08.08.14; KUAM 11.24.14; Pacific News Center 04.15.15
LA Times Database 4.20.06
WafulaPeter Mukekhe2017PIndictedOrdained for the Crusaders of the Holy Spirit, Parana, Argentina. Removed from ministry 7/10/18. On the Amarillo diocese's list 1/31/19. Worked in the diocese February to July 2018. Indicted in 10/18, awaiting trial, per list.Amarillo, TXSource:
Diocese of Amarillo List 01.31.19
Alphonse1944PAccusedDiocesanName appears on 7/08 Diocesan Review Board list of clergy credibly accused"of sexual abuse. Accused of abuse of two male minors beginning in 1969. Died 1974. On Green Bay diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse, occurring 1944-65. Ordained for Green Bay, On sick leave with permission to serve in the Davenport diocese 1966-74.Davenport, IASource:
Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Hawk Eye 07.12.08; Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Wagner 01.17.19
Catholic Messenger 07.17.08; Concise Assignment Record; Diocese of Green Bay List: Wagner 01.17.19
Dennis A.1978PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty in 1983 to assault and battery of a 13-year-old boy during a tubing trip. Given two years probation and received counseling. Apparently admitted in 1983 that he had molested more than one boy. A man told the diocese in the early 1990 that Wagner raped him in a lake in 1985. No criminal charges due to SOL. Diocese gave the man money for therapy. Wagner was allowed to work as a canon lawyer in Diocesan Tribunal Office. Suspended in 5/02. Diocese received six substantiated allegations. Agreed to ask for laicization.Grand Rapids, MISource:
Grand Rapids Press 03.23.02; Associated Press 05.07.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.07.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.09.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.09.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.11.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.14.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.17.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.17.02; Grand Rapids Press 06.05.02; Grand Rapids Press 07.05.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Grand Rapids Press 01.07.04; Grand Rapids Press 01.08.07; WOOD TV 02.14.19
Jerome A.1972PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 8/02. Was on Priest Placement Board and worked in a parish. Had been accused in 1985 of getting a 15-year-old boy drunk and molesting him. The boy's mother confronted Wagner and went to police. He stayed in his parish for eight months during investigation before being transferred to another parish. Church said he would have no further contact with youths. Laicized after 11/26/07. Received $20K to seek laicization. Police were to receive personnel file tin 2013 to investigate 2001 allegation. Went on to work as a licensed Funeral Director in Fon du Lac.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Catholic Herald 06.13.02; Milwaukee Catholic Herald 09.19.02; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentienl 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee (updated 1 01.26.07; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee updated after 11.26.07; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Boston Globe 05.30.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 05.30.12; Helena Independent Record 05.31.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.17.13; SNAP letter to Wisconsin Attorney General 01.17.13; SNAP Press Release 01.17.13; SNAP Statement 01.24.13; Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 11.02.18
Assignments: Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
John C.1973PAccusedDiocesanWagner's name appears on Archdiocese's July 2004 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. He is shown as "awaiting assignment" per 1993 Catholic Directoryand "On leave" per the 2002 Directory. Remained fully restricted from ministry as of 3/3/12. Laicized Dec. 2012. Personnel files released 7/13.Milwaukee, WISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 1 01.26.07; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Duluth News Tribune 07.02.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.02.13; WTOP 07.02.13; Waukesha Patch 07.03.13
Assignments: Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
WagnerJohn P. 1962PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry. Chaplain and counselor at Onondaga Community College. Parochial vicar at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Most Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Pompei. Longtime pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Clay beginning 1996.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18
Richard1961PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 1993 when mandated reporter learned of alleged abuse of high school girl in late 1980s. Sent for treatment and placed in restricted priory setting. Previously taught at diocesan HS and had been named principal there by Bishop Dingman. No public allegations until Bishop Charron recommended laicization 9/19/03. Laicized 10/13/06. Died 2012. On diocese's list 4/4/19.Des Moines, IASource:
Channel 4000 09.19.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 09.29.03; Des Moines Register 10.01.03; Des Moines Register 07.08.04; Des Moines Register 11.16.06; Des Moines Register 11.17.06; KTIV 11.17.06; Des Moines Register 07.01.14; Diocese of Des Moines List 04.04.19
Des Moines Register 9.20.03
Sam2014PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave and investigation launched after allegations in 1/17 of "inappropriate conduct" were reported to New Ulm police. Per news in 8/17 Wagner was accused of an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl. No charges per police in 8/17 due to lack of evidence and the inability to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Still on leave pending Review Board investigation outcome.The girl's mother took out a restraining order in 8/17 against Wagner.New Ulm, MNSource:
KEYC 02.13.17; Mankato Free Press 02.13.17; Mankato Free Press 08.25.17; Fox 9 08.27.17; The Journal 08.31.17
Gordon Patrick1965PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 9/12/17. From Diocese of Lafayette IN. Assigned 1975 to Santa Fe as Director of Campus Ministry and Theology professor at Univ. of Albuquerque. Per obit, returned to Lafayette in 1983 "for reasons of health." Also did post-doc work at Univ of Chicago 1966-70, taught at St. John's College of Cleveland for a year, back to IN as History of Religions professor at Catholic Seminary in Indianapolis, while Director of Campus Ministry at Wabash College in Crawfordsville. After return to IN in 1983 did mostly Hospital chaplaincy work. Died 9/2/08.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Carroll County Comet (Indiana) 09.03.08; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
WaichesVincent1946PAccusedSociety of the Divine Word (SVD)Named publicly as accused by the Austin diocese on its list 1/31/19. Died 1995. It notes Waiches was previously a Divine Word priest, later a San Diego diocesan priest. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19. No information as to when accused or where or when alleged abuse occurred.Austin, TXSource:
Diocese of Austin List 01.31.19; Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
Joseph1973PSettledDiocesanAbuse of boys began within 2-3 months of ordination. Two 1989 civil suits allege Wajda abused at least 2 boys. Both boys had sought counseling from Wajda, Both suits against Wajda settled out of Court in 1991, one for a "substantial" settlement. Wajda continued serving as priest in administrative capacity (including on marriage tribunal) until Bishops' conference in Dallas 6/02 when he was placed on leave. Permanently removed 2003. Denied all abuse and appealed his case to review board. Still denied all allegations in 12/13 interview. Personnel file from St Paul Archdiocese released 07/09/14. Laicization announced by archdiocese 10/1/16.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
United Press International 08.22.89; LA Times 05.19.90; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.24.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.26.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 06.22.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 11.15.02; National Catholic Reporter 08.24.10; St Paul Pioneer Press 10.01.13; Fox 9 12.04.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Fridley Patch 12.05.13; KARE 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; Jeff Anderson & Associates Media Release 07.09.14; KMOV 07.09.14; KSDK 07.09.14; KSTP 07.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.09.14; Pioneer Press 07.09.14; SNAP Statement 07.09.14; Star Tribune 07.09.14; Toledo Blade 07.09.14; Wajda Personnel Files from St Paul Archdiocese 07.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 10.01.16
Assignments: Assignment Record
Karl J. BAccusedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersServed as Principal of Damien High School in Honolulu for 10 yrs and as President of Brother Rice High in Chicago for 12 yrs. Also worked in California. Appointed principal of O'Dea High School in Seattle in 2011. Took leave in 8/12 to assist in resolving Order's bankruptcy in New York. Man filed claim in the Bankruptcy case alleging that he was abused by Walczak in 1970-1971 when he was a freshman student at Br. Rice in Chicago. Walczak resigned 10/31/12. Denied abuse.Chicago, ILSource:
Letter from O'Dea High School 08.10.12; O'Dea Relay 09.30.12; Biography from O'Dea High School Website accessed 10.28.12; Damon Tucker 10.31.12; KOMO 10.31.12; KREM 10.31.12; My Northwest 10.31.12; Q13 Fox 10.31.12; Seattle Times 10.31.12; Worthy Adversary 10.31.12; King 5 11.01.12; My Northwest 11.01.12; Q13 Fox 11.01.12; Sky Valley Chronicle 11.01.12; KOMO 11.02.12
Letter from Archbishop Sartain 11.12.12 (add'l article); Assignment Record
John M. BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersFrom 1971-1976 he was at Blessed Sacrament High School. Arrested on 1/1/86 when principal of Bishop Hendricken HS in Providence diocese and indicted for soliciting sex from a male minor. Charge dropped 1987. Transferred to Cardinal Hayes HS in Bronx NY 1987-1991, then to Rice HS 1991-2001. After stint at Edmund Rice Institute in Australia 2001-2005, principal of Rice until order received letter about 1986 arrest.Providence, RISource:
Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No. 07-102959; LA Times 01.02.86; Associated Press 01.03.86; NY Post 11.19.07
WaldieGeorge J.1947PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list in 2/19. Died in 1996.Louisville, KYSource:
Archdiocese of Louisville List 02.11.19
Raymond1953PAccusedT.O.R. (Franciscan)Named in Altoona-Johnstown 3/16 GJ report. Per report, abused boy 1964-67 in Altoona diocese and Monastery in Hollidaysburg. Allegations 5/16 that Waldruff raped a teen boy in Altoona, bribing him with alcohol, money and cars, and making him dress as a woman. Sent to KY 1967. Suit filed 4/02 alleging abuse by Waldruff of boy, age 11, around 1968, in Owensboro. Accuser and his parents told bishop; sent for treatment, reassigned. Transferred to WV in 1972. Sent to MA for treatment 1976. May have abused in Worcester MA, where he was sent 1979. Living in NY 1980. Dismissed by Order 1983. Died 3/25/85. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Associated Press 03.28.02; Courier-Journal 06.25.02; USA Today 07.24.02; PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16; State College website 03.22.16; We Are Central PA 05.17.16; Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston 3rd Version List 12.05.18
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
WalengaEdward Albert1953PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Walenga died 11/27/83.Nashville, TNSource:
Diocese of Nashville list 11.02.18; Tennessean 11.02.18; DIocese of Nashville Corrected List 11.08.18; Citizen Tribune 12.12.18
Donald J.1967PAccusedDiocesanWalk is named in 7/06 settlement with Miami Archdiocese as having abused 1 teenage boy in the 1970s-1980s. He had no particular assignment at the time and was still "absent on leave" per 1989 Catholic Directory. Served as chaplain of Miami Dolphins atone point. Named in 1 civil suit filed summer, 2007; accused of abusing 1 boy between ages of 14 and 16 in late 1970s. Another Plaintiff filed suit 12/07 alleging abuse from 1977-1982.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 07.21.06; Miami Herald 07.19.07; CBS4 12.20.07; Local10 12.20.07; NBC6 12.20.07; Sun Sentinel 12.21.07
WalkerDavid J. 1959PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Deceased. Noted to have had one claim against him, after his death.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18
Edward J.1936PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. First revealed on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 2002; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of molesting a boy for a decade, beginning when the boy was age 12 in 1953 and Walker was assigned to St. Joseph's in Fredonia.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Buffalo News 08.14.19
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
Harry Dean1961PAccusedDiocesanAccused for the first time in 2010 in claim filed in Bankruptcy Court. A man alleged abuse by Walker when he was a 15-year-old parishioner of St. Francis de Sales parish in Salisbury MD in the 1960s. Per victim advocates, other accusers known. Walker left the Catholic priesthood in 1972. He went on to work as a youth minister beginning 1972-73 at a Wilmington Presbyterian church, then hired as Director of the Youth Action Center in Newark and youth pastor at Faith City. Prominent leader in Wilmington's Irish-American community. Continued to be often called "Rev." and/or referred to as "former Roman Catholic priest." Fighting release of personnel files 2/12. A list in 2/12 of accused priests shows he was laicized.Wilmington, DESource:
Catholic Priests of the Diocese of Wilmington: A Jubilee Year 2000 Commemoration; Diocese of Wilmington Parishes with Publicly Accused Priests; The Morning News 12.08.72; News Journal 01.25.74; WDEL 01.13.11; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12
Assignments: Assignment Record
WallJohn1954PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. One accusation noted. Died in 1983.Paterson, NJSource:
Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19
Donald L.1962PAccusedDiocesanParents of four boys accused Wallace in 1997 of "boundary violations" or inappropriate behavior. Wallace underwent treatment was assigned to hospital ministry in 1998, under supervision. He was reassigned to parish work in 2000. Retired in 2002 rather than undergo "further evaluation." On diocese's list 11/8/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Associated Press 03.12.02; Associated Press 03.12.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.12.02; Columbia Daily Tribune 09.08.09; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18; KRCG TV 07.24.19
WallaceMurrough1960PAccusedDiocesanFrom Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Monsignor. Retired pastor of St. Theresa's in South Lake Tahoe. Suspended in 12/18 after a man alleged that when he was age 17 in 1985, Wallace sexually abused him on a camp work trip. Wallace was the Director of Camp Pendola. On diocese's list 4/30/19. It shows two allegations to diocese in 1995, each of abuse of young adult males, and the 2018 allegation. Investigation pending.Sacramento, CASource:
KCRA TV 12.06.18; South Tahoe Now 12.27.18; Diocese of Sacramento List 04.30.19
Kenneth T.1959PSuedJesuitAccused in 2003 civil suit of abuse of at least one student at St. Francis Mission, a Jesuit boarding school. Former administrator at the school. School's principal said Walleman had had a mental breakdown at another school and was sent to St. Francis, where he would have less stress. Walleman was at St. Francis Mission 1963-91 and 1992-97. Per 2002 Directory, he was living in Jesuit Community at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, WI (Milwaukee archdiocese). Remained there until his death 9/15/14. On Jesuits Midwest list 12/17/18. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19 (it erroneously shows ordination year as 1940.)Rapid City, SDSource:
Pioneer Press in Washington Post 06.02.03; Website of Jesuits, Wisconsin Province accessed 05.06.14; Diocese of Rapid City List 03.21.19; Midwest Province Jesuits List 12.17.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
David E.1960PAccusedDiocesanAccused of 1987-1988 abuse of an adolescent brother and sister and another individual. Placed on administrative leave in 1988. Administrative leave continued 2002 with restrictions and further restrictions added 2004. Laicized 7/19/06. Died 2/21/09.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
WalshBro Michael BAccusedChristian BrothersDeceased. A member of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers (also called Irish Christian Brothers) Walsh was accused of taking nude and sexually explicit photos of boys during a camping trip around 1986. The boys were students at Catholic Memorial School in Boston. Walsh's name was included on a list of Christian Brothers identified in at least two sexual abuse claims. The list was a requirement of the Order's 2013 bankruptcy settlement agreement.Boston, MASource:
Renew America 08.17.07; Edmund Rice Christian Brothers List 06.11.14; Road to Recovery 06.15.14
Bryan O.1954PSuedDiocesanAccused in 6/9/06 complaint of sexual abuse of boy age 14 in 1964, including penetration and oral sex. Boy was ward of Operation Pedro Pan; Walsh was its founder and director. Pedro Pan brought 14,048 Cuban children to US in 1960-62; placed them in orphanages and foster care to remove them from Castro's educational system. Walsh was born and trained in Ireland; ordained for St. Augustine diocese; became Miami priest when diocese was erected in 1958; retired 1996; died 12/20/01.Miami, FLSource:
Amended Complaint 6.9.06; Miami Herald Pedro Pan Feature; Operation Pedro Pan 3.1.01; Pediatrics Week 4.3.10; Miami Herald 05.24.94; Sun-Sentinel 01.10.96; Miami Herald Obituary 12.21.01; Sun-Sentinel 12.21.01; Miami Herald 01.20.02; Miami Herald 09.14.09
WalshEdward1932PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 10/14/84.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Gerard P.1974PAccusedDiocesanIn 3/02 man gave Dist. Atty a written confession from Walsh regarding his abuse which began in late 1970s. Walsh had been serving as Chaplain with MA state police. Walsh admitted abuse and was removed from police and parish duties 3/02. Resigned in 2003. Diocese had known since 1998 when Plaintiff wrote letter outlining abuse. Walsh denied at that time.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 6.4.03; Boston Herald 03.21.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.22.02; Telegram & Gazette 11.15.02; Telegram & Gazette 05.20.03
Harold (Harry) A.1960PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in Ireland as Redemptorist. Worked in Davenport, Detroit, Chicago & St. Paul. Woman told Detroit in 1994 (and in 2002 & 2011) that he had abused her when she was 15 & he was at Holy Redeemer parish in mid-1960s. Walsh says he has proved he was still living in monastery in Ireland at the time. Worked in St. Paul for many years and allegedly abused a boy there. Also denied abusing the boy in St. Paul. Woman received a settlement in 1996. Neither Archdiocese did anything. Left active ministry 2005. Laicized 8/12/12. Taught sex education in St Paul area until 01/31/14. Name on St Paul list revised 2/17/14.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 12.19.13; KARE 12.19.13; Marshall Independent 12.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.19.13; SNAP Statement 12.19.13; SNAP MI Statement 12.19.13; Star Tribune 12.19.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 12.19.13; Deadline Detroit 12.20.13; Minnesota Catholic Defense League 12.20.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.20.13; Star Tribune 12.23.13; KAAL ABC6 News 12.24.13; NECN 12.24.13; Monticello Times 12.26.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.27.13; Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests Accused of Abusing Minors, revised 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.17.14; Star Tribune 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Monticello Times 06.26.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
WalshJames1936PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Died in 1998.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
WalshJames1943PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Incardinated into the Santa Rosa diocese when it was established in 1962. Died 12/3/93. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/12/19. It noted that he was accused in 2005 of abuse in 1965.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
WalshJames Joseph PSuedDiocesanNamed in (2003?) lawsuit by 1 person alleging abuse in 1967-1968. Died in 1984. Named in archdiocesan report, Errata notice # 1.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Errata Notice # 1
LA Times Database 4.20.06
WalshJames T.1949PSuedDiocesanA 3/05 civil suit alleges plaintiff was abused by Walsh. Same suit alleges that plaintiff was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), other priests and two separate bishops. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Worcester diocese said allegations not credible. Walsh died in 1970.Springfield, MASource:
Complaint in Burnett v Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield, C A No 05-0331, 03.29.05; Catholic Observer 03.31.05; Springfield Republican 03.31.05; Telegram & Gazette 03.31.05; Telegram & Gazette (AP) 03.31.05
WalshJohn1955PnoneDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/29/19. Single allegation of abuse occurring 1972-78 reported to the diocese in 2002. Diocese investigated. Walsh retired 2002. Died 2009.Salina, KSSource:
Diocese of Salina List 03.29.19
WalshJohn J.1940PSettledOblates of Mary ImmaculateOn 12/18/03 a woman reported to the Boston archdiocese that Walsh sexually abused her twice in 1973 or 1974, when she was age 13 or 14, at Sacred Heart in Lowell, MA. The archdiocese submitted the report to the MA AG and county DA. On 7/22/07 the Oblates and the archdiocese agreed to pay $60K to resolve the claim and compensate for injury. Walsh was moved often during his career, working in many dioceses. He died 4/24/81. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Added to Columbus diocese's list 5/23/19.Boston, MASource:
Report to Boston Archdiocese and MA AG 12.18.03; Settlement 07.22.07; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Columbus Dispatch 05.30.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
WalshLeonard Thomas1926PAccusedO.F.M.Died 10/15/54. In 4/12, attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Walsh. Walsh was accused of sexually abusing a 9 -yr-old MA boy in 1953. Walsh also served in NY, NJ, DC and CT.Boston, MASource:
Saint Bonaventure Faculty List 1859 to 1951/52; New York Journal-American 10.17.54; BishopAccountability 04.11.12; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; SNAP Statement 04.11.12; Wicked Local Brookline 04.18.12
Assignments: Assignment Record
Martin J.1974PSettledDiocesanAccusation late 1997 of abuse of 14-yr-old boy and possibly others in about 1975. Walsh denied abuse but admitted ongoing alcohol problems. Per 11/03 memo, Walsh was on permanent disability as of 2002 but had asked to return to duty. File outlines his problems from 1981 through 2003. Cardinal Law told Walsh he was restricted in 11/02, but never followed through so Walsh not really restricted. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, Review Board found accusations unsubstantiated. Died 6/07, age 58. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. December 2014 settlement with archdiocese re alleged abuse in 1975 at Waltham MA parish.Boston, MASource:
McCarthy Memo 12.12.97; Murphy Memo 01.06.98; Strickland Memo 11.04.03; The Pilot 06.29.07; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; BishopAccountability 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; Bostoncom 03.28.18
Assignments: Assignment Record
Michael2002PChargedDiocesanNative of Boston MA. Ordained for Diocese of Grand Rapids MI 6/02; placed on leave in 7/02, after diocese learned of allegations of sexual abuse of two children while a lay person 40 years previously at St. Francis de Sales in Charlestown MA. Walsh was 65 and a former Air Force Sergeant at time of ordination. He had retired to FL mid-1990s, then moved to MD for seminary. Charged in Boston 9/16 with rape and indecent assault and battery on a child, alleged to have occured late 1980s-early 1990s while altar boy coordinator at St. Brendan's in Dorchester MA. Pled not guilty. Accuser said he was abused from 4th to 6th grades. Trial date set for 9/2017.Boston, MASource:
Grand Rapids Press 06.02.02; Grand Rapids Press 06.02.02; Grand Rapids Press 07.05.02; Holland Sentinel 07.06.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Grand Rapids Press 01.08.07; Boston Globe 09.28.16; CBS Boston 09.28.16; MassLive 09.28.16; WCVB 09.28.16; WHDH 09.28.16; Dorchester Reporter 09.29.16; NBC Boston 09.18.17
WalshMichael1971PAccusedDiocesanFrom Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on list 4/30/19. Allegation to diocese 1985 of sexual misconduct with a young adult male, and another of same received 1992. Retired and faculties withdrawn in 2006.Sacramento, CASource:
Diocese of Sacramento List 04.30.19
WalshMilton T.1978PArrestedDiocesanAccused in 1984 of abuse of boy, under age 14. Reported immediately to Archbishop Quinn. Cardinal Levada later allowed Walsh to remain active as teacher at seminary at Menlo Park until 8/02. Criminal charges filed 10/02 but were dropped 7/03 after U.S. Supreme Court ruling.San Francisco, CASource:
San Francisco Chronicle 10.05.02; Marin Independent Journal 06.10.03; Marin Independent Journal 07.02.03; San Francisco Chronicle 11.12.04; San Francisco 09.22.05; Associated Press 04.28.10; Times 04.30.10; NY Times 05.05.10
Assignments: Assignment Record
Oliver T.1960PAccusedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Died in 1975. Walsh's name appeared on Joliet diocese's list of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors as revised 3/12/13. The allegations were received after his death and thus were shown on the list as "unresolved."Joliet, ILSource:
FindaGrave 01.15.75; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
WalshPatrick, L.C. PAccusedLegionnaires of ChristAccusations made in 2002 that Walsh abused at least a youth at high school in Center Harbor NH 1992-1993, per records released by NH Atty General's office 3/03.Manchester, NHSource:
Manchester Report by NH Atty General 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Documents from NH Atty General Report 0 06.03.05
WalshPatrick, M.S.C.1952PAccusedMissionaries of the Sacred HeartFirst named publicly as accused on Little Rock diocese's 9/10/18 list. Worked in diocese 1976-87. Suspended from ministry by Order 2004. Died 2011. One known victim. Per news in 2/19, a 60-year-old man told the archdiocese 2/1/19 that Walsh abused him 50 years prior, when he was an altar boy at St. Anthony's in San Antonio TX. (The 1970 Official Catholic Directory confirms Walsh was there. The 1970 Directory reflects 1969-70.) He said Walsh would fondle him and give him money repeatedly over a two-year period. He said he confronted Walsh 30 years prior, and that the priest both denied the abuse and asked for forgiveness.San Antonio, TXSource:
Diocese of Little Rock list 09.10.18; Express News 02.02.19
WalshPeter M.1982PConvictedFranciscanArrested 1993 in NJ. Convicted 1994 on five counts of child endangerment - for exposing himself to children - in Lyndhurst NJ. Sentenced to five years probation; ordered to have a chaperone whenever he was in a car. In 6/04 a man reported to the Manchester NH diocese that Walsh fondled then masturbated him for 3-4 months between 1987-1988. Walsh was assigned to St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry at the time. Walsh denied these allegations.Newark, NJSource:
NY Times 08.25.93; The Record 03.18.94; The Record (NJ) 05.14.94; Albany Times Union 05.11.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
William J.1954PAccusedJesuitIn 1996 five of Walsh's nieces told the Jesuits that Walsh sexually abused them hundreds of times as children in the 1940s-60s, when they were ages 5-14. Walsh was teaching in China in 1996. He was recalled, assigned to the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown Univ, and sent to treatment. The women made their allegations public in 1998 because the Order had not removed their uncle. Placed on leave. Per the Order's MD Province, there were credible allegations against Walsh 1950s -1980s. After his removal in 1998, he lived until 2010 at Ferdinand Wheeler House in Baltimore, then the Colombiere Jesuit Community until his death at age 95 in 12/18. On the province's list 12/17/18. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19.Washington, DCSource:
Georgetown Voice 04.23.98; Washington Post 12.02.10; Maryland Province Jesuits List 12.17.18; Patch 02.15.19; The Hoya 03.15.19
Assignments: Assignment Record; Maryland Province Jesuits List 12.17.18
WalshWilliam M.1971PAccusedDiocesanOne case settled 2007. Voluntary laicization announced 7/19/11. Garabedian stated at the time that he represented a man who alleged he was abused a dozen times by Walsh at age 12 in 1985-1986 at St Joseph's in Hyde Park. Some abuse in St Joseph's; also abuse at Blessed Sacrament in Jamaica Plain and in New Hampshire. Documents in file also allege abuse at Blessed Sacramant and St Mary of the Annunciation Church in Danvers. 'Third-hand' allegation investigated in 1980; deemed unsubstantiated. Second investigation in 1991. At least two letters sent to Archdiocese after 1/01 contained allegations but no formal complaints. Review board found in 2003 that anonymous accusations were not cause to suspend. Personnel file released 1/04. In late 2003 or early 2004 a person came forward with specific allegations; placed on leave pending further investigation.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 01.15.04; Associated Press 01.31.04; Boston Herald 02.01.04; The Pilot 02.06.04; Archdiocese of Boston 09.17.04; Patriot Ledger 07.19.11; Boston Channel 07.20.11; Salem News 07.20.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11; The Patch 09.01.11; Jamaica Plain Gazette 09.09.11
Assignments: Assignment Record
Walsh (California)Michael1971PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave April 2002 after information surfaced that he abused two men in 1970s and 1980s. Diocese placed him on leave after the allections arose the first time. Walsh left the diocese for a time and worked in San Francisco. He returned in 1999. When he was placed on leave in 2002, he was working as director of diocesan communications and living in a parish rectory which had an adjoining school. One suit filed in 1985. Both men settled their claims. May have been a 3rd victim, a woman.Sacramento, CASource:
Sacramento Bee 04.01.02; Associated Press 04.05.02; Sacramento Bee 04.12.02; Associated Press 04.26.02; Sacramento Bee 01.31.03; Sacramento Bee 07.28.03
Charles W.1974PAccusedDiocesanName on Archdiocese's July 2004 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Last assignment was at St. Francis Cabrini Parish (West Bend) from 1987-1993. Settlement paid to survivor 1993. Was "on leave" from 1993-1994 and on "sick leave" from 1994 to 1999. Retired in 1999. Worked as supply priest. Privileges restricted 2002. Remains fully restricted from ministry per 3/3/12 statement.Milwaukee, WISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee (rev) 01.26.07; Archdiocese of Milaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Brookfield Patch 07.03.13
Assignments: Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
WalterRaymond Frederick1941PAccusedRedemptoristsReligious order priest who served in Archdiocese between 1964-1978 and 1981-1989 at St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Permanently removed from ministry 2003. Died in 2003.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Find a Grave 03.11.03; Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 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; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14
Michael (Mitch)1965PSettledDiocesanAllegations to archdiocese in 8/15 that Walters abused two minors, a boy and a girl, in the early 1980s while assigned to St. Cassian in Montclair. Not suspended until 10/15. One accuser said Walters fondled and kissed him repeatedly as a 12-year-old altar boy in 1982; the other claimed Walters molested her when she was ages 13-14. Walters denied the accusations. Another woman publicly accused Walters of molesting her twice when she was age 13. Criminal investigation underway 7/16 of allegations he sexually abused a boy in the 1990s at St. John Nepomuce in Guttenberg. This accuser filed suit 8/17/16. His attorney said he was representing six Walters victims allegedly abused 1982-94, ages 8-14. Two more suits filed 10/16. Judge in 10/17 found probable cause to file charges. Five cases settled in 1/19. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Permanently removed from ministry.Newark, NJSource:
NJ news website 01.15.16; SNAP 01.15.16; New York Daily News 01.16.16; Daily North Shore 01.27.16; Village Green 01.27.16; Fios 1 07.03.16; NJ com 07.20.16; Jersey Journal 08.11.16; NJcom 10.13.16; NJcom 09.15.17; NJ Advance Media 10.02.17; NBC News 01.14.19; Newark Star Ledger 01.14.19; North Jersey Record 01.14.19; The Sentonian 01.30.19; Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19; Archdiocese of Newark Tobin Letter 02.13.19
WaltonJohn J.   ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 12/6/18. "Misconduct" noted to have occurred in the 1970s. Parish assignments in Bayou La Batre, Brewton, Andalusia, Mobile, Semmes. Also in US Army Reserve. Deceased.Mobile, ALSource:
Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18
WaltosBernard1974PAccusedFranciscan OFM ConvFirst named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Assigned to Queen of Angels in Riverside 1981-91. Abused alleged to have occurred 1984-90. Waltos died 12/16/92. Per diocese, it was made aware of the allegations in 1994. Named in 1992 lawsuit by victim of convicted priest Dennis Jost.San Bernardino, CASource:
Waltos Personnel File; Dallas Morning News 08.02.97; Diocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18
Waltos Personnel File
WamsherRonald E.1977PSuedDiocesanFour brothers complained to Diocese in 2002 and then filed suit 2003 alleging abuse by 5 priests, including Wamsher, from 1967-1983. 3 of the 4 alleged abuse by Wamsher. Wamsher denied all allegations. Not placed on leave until 4/04. Another suit filed8/04. Diocese announced 5/05 that allegations were credible and Wamsher's privileges were removed in accordance with Dallas Norms. Three claims settled 11/08 as part of $4.5M settlement. Canonical Trial ordered.Springfield, MASource:
Springfield Republican 3.1.04; Springfield Republican 8.3.04; Springfield Republican 12.13.03; Associated Press 04.15.04; Boston Globe 04.16.04; Springfield Republican 04.25.04; Press Release by Diocese of Springfield 05.11.05; Springfield Republican 07.30.08; The Republican 12.02.08; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08; Springfield Diocese list of Priests with Credible Allegations 08.30.11
Bernard (Bernie)1977PConvictedSociety of Precious BloodLeft priesthood in 1979 or 1980. Went on to marry and have children. Became a radio talk show host. Indicted in 12/07 on federal internet child porn charges. His attorney said the images were for a book Ward was researching three to four years prior. He reportedly emailed child porn images to a woman who immediately turned him over to police and the FBI. Originally pled not guilty. Pled guilty in 5/08 to one count. Per 5/08 articles, abuse was alleged when he was an active priest. Sentenced 8/08 to seven-plus years. Released from prison in 12/14. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19.Santa Rosa, CASource:
KCBS 12.06.07; KGO 12.06.07; San Francisco Chronicle 12.06.07; San Jose Mercury News (AP) 12.06.07; TransWorldNews 12.06.07; San Francisco Chronicle 12.07.07; NBC 11 01.24.08; SFist 02.14.08; Huffington Post 02.15.08; SF Chronicle 02.16.08; CBS 5 04.28.08; NBC 11 05.07.08; San Jose Mercury News 05.07.08; KGO 05.08.08; NBC 11 05.08.08; ABC News 05.09.08; San Francisco Chronicle 05.09.08; Press Democrat 05.10.08; KGO 05.15.08; ABC 7 News 08.27.08; San Jose Mercury News 08.28.08; KGO 01.26.18; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
Daniel J.1971P OSBAs of 10/12, five men and two women have made complaints against Ward dating back to 1970s and his assignment at St. John's College and at St. John's Prep School.. He has been accused of unwelcome advances, kissing, even threats of failing them in classes. At least one accuser was minor and others were college students. Ward currently serves as Exec. Director of Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) in MD. Attorney hired by Abbey is conducting an investigation.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Global Post 3.1.13; BehindThePineCurtain 10.12.12; BehindThePineCurtain 10.12.12; My Fox Twin Cities 10.13.12; SNAP Statement 10.15.12; SNAP Press Release 10.25.12
WardDonal1963PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 5/02 after being identified as active priest with past accusations of abuse of minor. In 9/02 Atty General referred to one priest who "groomed" a young man until he was 17 (legal age) and then began a sexual relationship with him. On 9/26/02 Ward admitted in statement to a consensual sexual liaison with a young adult male. He resigned from parish but denied grooming, saying instead that the youth had been sexually active for several years before he began the relationship.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 6.3.02; Burlington Free Press 05.22.02; Associated Press 05.29.02; Burlington Free Press 10.01.02; Valley News (VT) 10.19.02
Kenneth BSuedF.M.S. Marist BrothersFormer dean of students at Msgr. Edward Pace High School. Allegations reported to police in 2006 but Archdiocese says it did not learn of them until fall, 2012. In 8/13 civil suit, three men in their mid-20s allege that Ward abused them in the early 2000s. He worked at Pace from 2000-2006. Spent two more years at Christopher Columbus High in Westchester. 4th man sued 9/13. Left order in 2008 and got state license as registered nurse in 2012. Worked in Psychiatric Hospital.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 08.27.13; El Nuevo Herald 08.28.13; CBS Miami 09.14.13; Miami Herald 09.14.13
Robert A.1974PAccusedDiocesanArchdiocese knew in 1995 that Ward used cocaine and had been treated for drug abuse. Computer technician found child porn on his computer 6/99. Evaluated and placed on leave; reassigned to archdiocese development office 1/01. Man came forward 2/02 to allege abuse when an altar boy in mid-1970s; Ward suspended. Voluntary laicization in 2004 announced 2005. Living in Pembroke, MA as of 10/08. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 02.08.02; Boston Herald 02.08.02; Boston Herald 12.02.02; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Globe 03.05.03; Boston Herald 02.12.05; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Wicked Local Somerville 08.30.11
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Residence Change
WardThomas J.1962PSuedDiocesanWard was suspended in 1993 or early 1994 and then reinstated 9 mo. later. When he was reassigned in 1994, the Bishop wrote to parishioners that Ward's evaluation "gave no reason to believe that the allegations might be true." 1994 civil suit alleged Ward abused one youth for 10 yrs beginning when the boy was 14. Suit settled 1999 for $20K. He "retired" in 1996 but continued to be active on part-time basis. Claims settled 8/08 as part of $10M settlement re 12 priests.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Kansas City Star 09.01.94; Kansas City Star 09.14.94; Kansas City Star 10.14.94; Kansas City Star 03.06.96; Kansas City Star 08.20.97; Kansas City Star 04.13.02; The Pitch 10.16.03; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; SNAP Statement 05.29.12
Assignments: Assignment Record
William G.1950PSuedDiocesanFirst revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 2008; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at Our Lady of Fatima church in Elba NY. Named in a lawsuit in 8/19.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; WBEN Radio 08.14.19
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
John F. 1970PAccusedDiocesanBishop Murray removed Warner from his assignment as pastor of Saints Philip and James Parish in Canal Fulton in 10/11 after allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor more than 30 years previously. Warner was assigned to Saint Edward Parish in Youngstown at the time. Diocesan review board found allegation credible. Warner denied the allegations. In 2013, Diocese said he was living in another state under supervision. On diocese's list 10/29/18.Youngstown, OHSource:
WKBN 10.09.11; Beacon Journal 10.10.11; IndeOnline 10.10.11; SNAP Statement 10.10.11; The Vindicator 10.10.11; Tribune Chronicle 10.10.11; WKBN 10.10.11; WYTV 10.10.11; The Vindicator 10.11.11; Tribune Chronicle 10.11.11; Youngstown Vindicator 01.25.13; Ohio--SNAP Press Release 08.29.13; SNAP Letter to Bishop Murry 08.29.13; WKBN 08.29.13; Tribune Chronicle 08.30.13; WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18; Vindicator 11.12.18
Assignments: Assignment Record
WarrenA. Thomas1966PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 5 in 1991 per archdiocesan report. Warren's name has also been added to list of abusive priests affilited with Diocese of Tucson per June 2004 article. Article says Warren died in 2001. Tucson says no known victims there.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; Arizona Daily Star 07.10.04
LA Times Database 4.20.06; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.
Chester John "Chet"1957PSettledOblates of St. Francis de SalesAccused of abusing more than 10 girls, in what Bishop Blair in 2005 called "grievously sinful and criminal acts." Ritual abuse alleged. Settlements exceed $1.2M. Expelled from order in 1993. Barred from a parish and school by court order in 8/06 after families complained that he was showing up at all hours, sometimes in clerical garb, despite agreement to attend at only certain hours.Toledo, OHSource:
Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo City Paper 04.29.04; Toledo Blade 02.20.05; Toledo Blade 03.14.05; Toledo Blade 08.29.06; Toledo Blade 09.01.06; Docese of Toledo Status Report 04.08.08; National Catholic Reporter 09.25.17
Assignments: Assignment Record
WarrenJames BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersDeceased. Civil suit filed in Seattle 1/04 by 3 plaintiffs alleges extensive sexual and physical abuse by 7 members of the order, including Br. Warren, at the Briscoe Memorial School for Boys in Kent WA 1940s-1960s and at O'Dea HS. Briscoe, now closed, was owned by the archdiocese and run by the order. Other men have come forward with stories of their own to support these allegations. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial 1931-44.Seattle, WASource:
R E v Archbioship of Seattle King Cty; # 04-2-00112-9SEA; Seattle Times 01.08.04; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Kent Reporter 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16
WarrenRonald James Anthony1962 ?BSuedFranciscanThree accusers filed a civil suit in 2004 naming "Friar Anthony James Warren" as an abuser in the Portland Archdiocese. Warren was forced to retire when the allegations surfaced. Settlement had been reached with one claimant when Archdiocesan bankruptcy froze the $350K settlement check.Baker, ORSource:
The Oregonian 6.6.07 (Documents); The Oreganion 10.12.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Freddy1992PArrestedCongregation of the Holy GhostPastor of St. Mark the Evangeist parish in Harlem in the NY archdiocese when arrested 6/17 for sexual abuse in 1982-84 of two boys, ages 10 and 11-14, at St. Patrick's church in Charleston. Washington was a lay person and volunteer at the time. The boys were in training to be altar servers. Abuse said to have included fondling and oral copulation. Charleston diocese learned of allegations 2/16 and contacted Rockville Centre diocese. Charleston diocese reported to Charleston police in 9/16. Former pastor of two Chicago parishes, and listed on Xavier Univ. in New Orleans website in 6/17 as associate prof. of pastoral theology.Charleston, SCSource:
ABC News 4 06.01.17; Live 5 News 06.01.17; Post and Courier 06.01.17; Fox 57 06.02.17
Multicultural Diversity of Diocese of Rockville Center
William F. 1971PAccusedOrder of St. AugustineAccused publicly in 4/19 of the abuse of a boy, ages 8-10, in 1987-90. His accuser said he was also abused by Rev. Peter Gori, O.S.A. in 1990, when he was age 10. Both priests were at either St. Augustine's in Lawrence or Andover. Waters denied the allegations.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 04.09.19; WCVB TV 04.09.19; Andover Townsman 04.15.19
WatkinsThomas F.1963 ?PAccusedMarianistPlaced on leave 4/02 after diocese received allegation that Watkins had proposed sex to an 18 year old seminary student 26 years before. Watkins denied the allegation. Ordained as Marianist but became diocesan priest 1996. Had been accused of sexual misconduct and had undergone psychological treatment before coming to Diocese in 1991. New allegation in 1995 involved adult. Granted indefinite medical leave of absence 6/02 after refusing counseling.Raleigh, NCSource:
News & Observer 6.5.02; News & Observer 6.9.02; Associated Press 04.24.02; News & Observer 04.25.02
WatryJerome1946PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse, occurring in about 1963. Watry died in 1997.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Watry 01.17.19
Diocese of Green Bay List: Watry 01.17.19
WattsJohn "Casper"  ?PAccusedPassionistNamed publicly as accused by the Diocese of Sacramento on its list 4/30/19. It notes four allegations received in 1994 of abuse in 1972 of boys under age 14. Worked at Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights, may have filled in at times in Maxwell and Corning parishes. Left the diocese in 1973.Sacramento, CASource:
Diocese of Sacramento List 04.30.19
Harry Peter1982PAccusedDiocesanName appears on list of priests whose personnel files are to be released 11/09 as part of Wilmington Diocese's bankruptcy filing.Wilmington, DESource:
BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests; News Journal 11.07.09
Jeffrey M.1982PAccusedDiocesanPer news in 2012, a 1997 diocesan memo said that Weaver engaged in "sexual exploitation" of teen boys, waiting until they were 18 years old to make sexual advances toward them. He would talk to the minors about sex in the seminary he attended, admit he was gay and that he was available to them in a sexual way. A 1996 memo showed that a youth reported to the diocese that Weaver plied him with alcohol, tried to french kiss him, rubbed his legs above the knee toward his penis, and so on. Weaver admitted to "one regretful advance" toward the youth. His accuser was interviewed in 2012, saying the incident happened just after he turned 18, and that Weaver had been grooming him for sex. Weaver asked for a leave in 2002. Bishop Lennon decided in 2012 to return Weaver to ministry. As of 2018, he is last indexed in the Official Catholic Directory in 2001.Cleveland, OHSource:
FOX 8 Cleveland 11.14.12; SNAP 11.16.12
Patrick J.1963PConvictedDiocesanWeaver was a "spiritual adviser" to Bishop Guilfoyle. Original accusation received in 1966. No action. Weaver promoted and transferred. Arrested in 1985 and 1986, charged with sex crimes. Convicted; placed on probation. Abused at least six boys. Named in 1994 RICO lawsuit. Permanently suspended. All RICO claims settled 3/03. Died 5/21/11. On diocese's list 2/13/19.Camden, NJSource:
Courier Post 04.14.02; Star Ledger 04.29.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
WeberCharles1945PAccusedBenedictineFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 2000. Allegation to diocese 5/11/15 that Weber sexually abused an 11- to 13-year-old boy in the early 1980s, at St. Gertrude's in Vandergrift. The alleged victim said that Weber had given a lecture to children about "impure thoughts and actions," and that afterward, when the two were alone, the priest fondled the boy's genitals.Greensburg, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
WeberDavid C.1977PAccusedDiocesanWeber, a member of Bishop Pilla's "inner circle," was placed on leave in 4/02 because of past allegations that he sexually abused a 16-year-old boy. His name was not released on public list until diocese was pressured by the press. He was one of several priests who asked a judge to block diocese from turning past medical records over to the prosecutor's office. Charges against Weber were investigated by a grand jury in 2002. Laicization announced 8/19/16.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 04.12.02; Plain Dealer 04.26.02; Plain Dealer 05.05.02; Diocese of Cleveland Statement 06.14.07; Diocese of Cleveland 08.19.16
Assignments: Assignment Record
WeberFrancis J.1941PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 2 in 1959 per archdiocesan report. Died 1989. (DOB: 2/11/14).Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3
LA Times Database 4.20.06
WeberGerard Martin1962PAccusedOblates of Mary ImmaculateNamed publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 6/13/19. Removed from ministry in 2011.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
WeberJerome F.1956PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18
John Anthony1945PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation of abuse received 2005 of abuse in the 1940s. Incardinated into the Baton Rouge diocese when it was formed in 1961. Retired in 1995. Died 2000. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. It notes an allegation received in 3/96 of abuse in 1956, while assigned to Assumption of the BVM in Plattenville.New Orleans, LASource:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18; The Advocate 02.27.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
WeberJohn Benedict1977PAccusedCarmeliteNamed publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry in 2011.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
WeberJoseph J.1966PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 6/27/02.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Michael Willard DSettledDiocesanWeber, a former seminary student and deacon at Church of the Holy Spirit in St. Cloud for several months in 1969-1970, went on to become involved in various public service and community activities until 2011 when he resigned from most. Diocese announced 11/11 that it had learned of two credible sexual abuse allegations against him. Claims reported to police. A total of 9 accusers have come forward as of 12/11. Suit filed by 1 man 12/13/11 re abuse in 1970. Settled 7/12. Name on St. Cloud 1/3/14 list.St. Cloud, MNSource:
St Cloud Times 11.13.11; St Cloud Times 11.15.11; St Cloud Times 12.03.11; Star Tribune 12.03.11; Fox 9 12.04.11; Minnesota Public Radio 12.04.11; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.11; Star Tribune 12.05.11; St Cloud Times 12.12.11; Fox 9 12.13.11; Minnesota Public Radio 12.13.11; St Cloud Times 12.13.11; Minnesota Public Radio 12.18.11; St Cloud Times 12.18.11; St Cloud Times 07.14.12; 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
WebsterWynn DAccusedDiocesanWynn, a deacon serving in Brewster and Twisp, was removed from ministry in 7/03 after allegations that he violated Church guidelines for ministers in their interactions with minors. Unspecified incident involved teenage girl. Police did interview the girl who made the allegations but decided to drop charges because Webster did not violate any criminal laws. Review board recommened his removal from diaconate.Spokane, WASource:
Associated Press 07.23.03; Spokesman Review 07.23.03
WeckbachJoseph1977DAccusedDiocesanDeacon. Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Claims against Weckbach eligible for the IRCP. Died in 1995.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
WeertsWalter M.1960PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty in 1986 to abuse of 3 boys. Sentenced to 6 years in prison. Pre-sentencing report says Weerts was sexually involved with boys for at least 18 years and officials knew of his problems. Served about 3 years. Laicized during or shortly after release from prison. Diocese settled with 3 in 1987. Died 3/2/89. Settlements of 8 more claims in 2004 for total of $1.2M. New suit filed 11/07 alleged abuse 1968-1970. On diocese's list released 11/29/18.Springfield, ILSource:
United Press International 04.24.86; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Palm Beach Post 12.24.98; Palm Beach Post 01.10.99; State Journal Register 10.31.99; St Louis Post-Dispatch 09.16.03; State Journal Register 09.17.03; State Journal-Register 02.03.04; Belleville News Democrat 07.22.04; State Journal-Register 07.22.04; Madison County Record 11.14.07; Diocese of Springfield IL List 11.29.18; Herald-Review 11.29.18; Herald-Review 11.30.18; Springfield Journal Register 12.21.18
Jerry Joseph1964PSuedDiocesanOne man told Diocese in 2001 that he had been abused by Wegenek. On 9/13/12 a man filed civil suit alleging Wegenek gave him alcohol and repeatedly raped him beginning at age 10 and lasting several years. Wegenek was assigned to St. Gabriel and St. Patrick parishs in KC MO at the time. Wegenek died in 2011. His obit notes that he was a priest for 30 yrs. Removed from ministry 6/94 after an allegation that he had been involved in sexual misconduct with a teenage boy in the 1970sKansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel 02.25.11; Kansas City Star 09.13.12; Second SNAP Statement 09.13.12; SNAP Statement 09.13.12; SNAP Statement 09.14.12; Fox 4 09.15.12; St. Joseph News-Press 09.15.12
WegerJustin K.1952PAccusedCrosier Fathers and BrothersWorked in MN 1953-72, IN 1973-74 and in Phoenix and Tucson until 1976. Removed from ministry without faculties 1976. Director of Tribal Lodge 1977-2002. Weger and 7 other Crosiers were removed 10/02 for past abuse of minors. Per summary report of 2002 third party investigation of Crosiers, Weger, who was retired and living in Phoenix, would be living under restriction at a long-term care senior housing facility. Died 01/15/05. Name first appeared on Archdiocese of St. Paul list 05/22/14. Added to Gallup diocese's list 12/10/18 (it encompassed Phoenix until Diocese of Phoenix was established in 1969.)St. Cloud, MNSource:
Crosier Fathers & Brothers Newsletter, Spring 2005; Arizona Republic 10.10.02; Star Tribune 10.10.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; KSTP 03.14.14; Legal Examiner 03.14.14; St Cloud Times 03.14.14; Gallup Independent 03.17.14; Pioneer Press 05.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 05.22.14; Gallup Independent 06.06.17; Gallup Independent 12.15.18; Diocese of Gallup List 12.18.18; Gallup Independent 12.10.19
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14; Assignment Record from Archdiocese of St Paul 05.22.14
Mark H.2003PReinstatedDiocesanRemoved from St. Boniface in Minneapolis 12/13 after review of personnel file by outside agency found references to several inappropriate incidents with minors. Some of these previously reported to police; no criminal charges filed. Remaining incidents reported to authorities. Also served as part-time chaplain at Fairview Univ. Hospital and chaplain for Chisago County Jail facility. On 6/24/16 Archbishop announced Wehmann's return to public ministry, as recommended by the Ministerial Review Board. He referred to Wehmann's "immature behavior toward kids and adults" and said he had had professional counseling and spiritual direction.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
CBS 4 Minnesota 12.29.13; KAAL TV 12.29.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.29.13; Pioneer Press 12.29.13; Star Tribune 12.29.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 12.29.13; Pioneer Press 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; Pioneer Press 01.07.14; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 06.24.16; Canonical Consultation 09.12.16
Assignments: Assignment Record
Curtis Carl2001PConvictedDiocesanDWI conviction 2009. Tried to pick up teen boys. Sentenced to 90 days jail; served four days and two years supervised probation. Removed 6/12 from parish after complaint of misconduct with two minors. Arrested 6/22/12 on charges of sexual assault. One youth told police abuse was over two years. Criminal charges filed 9/12. Child porn charges filed 10/12. Pled guilty 11/8/12. Permanently removed 11/12. Sentenced to 5 years prison 2/1/13. New suit 1/30/14. Information from personnel file released 3/31/14. Charged 11/14 with sex assault in WI. Laicized 3/15. County criminally charged archdiocese 6/5/15 for failing to protect children in Wehmeyer's abuse of three minors. Civil motion filed also; settled 12/15. Charges dropped vs archd 7/16 in settlement agreement. Archd admitted wrongdoing. Three brothers abused by Wehmeyer filed suit vs the Vatican in 5/19.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Collection of Articles prior to 11.10.12; Pioneer Press 02.01.13; Star Tribune 02.01.13; Grand Forks Herald 09.23.13; Jeff Anderson & Assoc 09.23.13; KTTC 09.23.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.23.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.23.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.23.13; MPR News with Documents 09.23.13; Raw Story 09.23.13; SNAP Statement 09.23.13; Star Tribune (AP) 09.23.13; Catholic League 09.24.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.24.13; Pioneer Press 09.24.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 09.25.13; SNAP Statement to ABp Nienstedt 09.30.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.03.13; Star Tribune 10.03.13; Fox 9 10.04.13; KARE 11 10.04.13; SNAP Statement 10.04.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.05.13; Statement by Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful 10.06.13; SNAP Press Release re ABp Nienstedt, 10.08.13; Star Tribune 10.08.13; Commonweal Magazine 10.14.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.19.13; Star Tribune 10.27.13; Catholic League 11.15.13; Star Tribune 11.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 11.15.13; Pioneer Press 12.02.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; MinnPost 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; KSTP Channel 5 01.29.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.29.14; Pioneer Press 01.29.14; SNAP Statement 01.29.14; Star Tribune 01.29.14; Statement by Archdiocese 01.29.14; WCCO Channel 4 01.29.14; Complaint in Minor Doe 31 v Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis, Cause 62-CV-14-647, 01.30.14; Greenwich Time 01.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.30.14; National Catholic Reporter 01.30.14; Pioneer Press 01.30.14; Star Tribune 01.30.14; Star Tribune (with documents) 01.30.14; Statement by Archdiocese 01.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.25.14; Raw Story 02.25.14; SNAP Statement 02.25.14; Star Tribune 02.25.14; Pioneer Press 03.01.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.26.14; CBS Minnesota 03.27.14; KARE 03.27.14; St Cloud Times 03.27.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 03.31.14; Court's Order 04.01.14; Star Tribune 04.01.14; Media Statement by Jeff Anderson & Assoc 04.02.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.16.14; DotCommonweal 04.22.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.24.14; DotCommonweal 04.25.14; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.14; Minnesota Public Radio 05.28.14; Pioneer Press 05.28.14; KARE 07.16.14; The Bilgrimage 07.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 09.03.14; Pioneer Press 11.17.14; Canonical Consultation 11.18.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.11.15; Canonical Consultation 12.18.15; Minnesota Public Radio 12.18.15; New York Times 12.18.15; Bring Me News 02.16.16; CBS Minnesota 07.19.16; ABC News 07.20.16; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 07.20.16; Canonical Consultation 07.20.16; CBS Minnesota 07.20.16; Fox 9 07.20.16; Fox 9 07.20.16; Jeff Anderson & Associates 07.20.16; National Catholic Reporter 07.20.16; New York Times 07.20.16; Pioneer Press 07.20.16; SNAP 07.20.16; Star Tribune 07.20.16; National Catholic Reporter 08.03.16; Press Democrat 08.27.16; FOX 9 09.27.16; Star Tribune 09.29.16; Minnesota Public Radio 12.21.16; Associated Press 05.16.19; Legal Reader 05.17.19; Brinkwire 05.22.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
WehrleWilliam C. 1950PAccusedJesuitArchdiocesan files show Wehrle was accused of sexual abuse in Baltimore in the mid-1980s and removed from his parish. Wehrle worked in Baltimore from 1982-1985. He was in Pittsburgh Diocese per the 1988, 1990 and 1995 Catholic Directories. Also worked in MD. He died 8/25/95. Name was on Baltimore's 9/02 list of accused priests and religious.Baltimore, MDSource:
FindAGrave 08.25.95; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 09.25.02; SNAP Media Statement 05.16.14
Assignments: Assignment Record
WeinheimerWilliam PSuedDiocesanIn civil suit filed 2/08, man alleges that Weinheimer sexually abused him in 1954. Plaintiff has "love" letters that Weinheimer wrote to him at the time, beginning when the man was 9 yrs old. Petition claimed Diocese knew of other allegations against Weinheimer who died 1/20/86. Diocese is investigating the allegations.St. Augustine, FLSource:
First Coast News 02.13.08; Florida Times-Union 02.13.08; News4JAX 02.13.08
John George1939PSettledCongregation of the Sacred HeartsMember of MA-based Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. Caught three times in 1964 by Washington, DC police having sex with boys before he was sent to NM for treatment. Lived at Via Coeli Center, allowed to work in parishes. Later assigned full time as parish priest. A man filed suit 10/11 against Santa Fe AD and Paracletes, claiming abuse by Weisenborn for three years in the 1960s while at St. Francis Xavier in Albuquerque. Settled 11/12. In residence at a parish per 1989 Directory. Died 1991. New lawsuit filed 5/15 in Albuquerque alleging abuse of a boy repeatedly at St. Francis Xavier, beginning in 1968. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese's list 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
FindAGrave 12.18.11; Albuquerque Journal 11.17.12; Westport News 11.17.12; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.13.15; New Mexican 07.09.17; Santa Fe Reporter 08.09.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Taos News 09.22.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Joseph1966PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2005 of abuse of 2 boys in 70s & 80s at Morning Star Boys Ranch. Resigned as head of Ranch in 4/06. Denied all the allegations. Reportedly took a lie detector test and passed. 19 plaintiffs allege abuse by Weitensteiner, Marvin Lavoy and others at the Ranch. In 11/09 Ranch transferred bulk of assets to nonprofit Morning Star Foundation. Jury decided in favor of Defendant 2/11/10. Some plaintiffs rec'd settlement from Diocese earlier. 2nd trial set for 6/10. Settlements 5/12.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 1.3.10; Spokesman Review 5.5.07; Spokesman-Review 1.4.07; Spokesman-Review 7.2.05; Spokesman-Review 7.8.05; Spokesman-Review 06.26.05; Spokesman-Review 06.28.05; Seattle Post-Intelligencer (AP) 08.25.05; Spokesman-Review 10.27.05; Seattle Post-Intelligencer (AP) 04.21.06; Inland Register 04.27.06; National Catholic Reporter 11.10.06; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 02.15.08; Seattle Times 07.30.08; Spokesman Review 11.19.09
Spokesman Review 1.20.10 (add'l article); KREM 1.20.10 (add'l article); Spokesman Review 1.21.10 (add'l article); Spokesman Review 1.26.10 (add'l article); Spokesman Review 2.13.10 (add'l article); Spokesman Review 3.12.10 (add'l article)
Martin 1980PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave 7/02 after allegation he molested a teenage boy over a 6-year period in the late 1980s. Denied allegation and threatened to sue accuser. Case settled for $115K in 2002. Review board found allegations credible. In 2003 Weithman was told to ask for laicization or Bishop would ask Vatican to laicize without consent. Weithman did not consent until 2004. Laicized in 2005.Columbus, OHSource:
Columbus Dispatch 07.28.02; Columbus Dispatch 07.30.02; Columbus Dispatch 10.10.02; Columbus Dispatch 01.30.03; Columbus Dispatch 02.03.03; Columbus Dispatch 01.28.04; Columbus Dispatch 02.19.05; Columbus Dispatch 01.18.06
WeitzWilfred1936PSuedBenedictineAccused of abuse of 1 from 1959-1961 per archdiocesan report. Died 1991. Named in at least 1 lawsuit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
LA Times Database 4.20.06
WelbyJames1962PAccusedDicoesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Welby eligible for the IRCP. Left ministry.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
WelchDavid P. PAccusedDiocesanMan filed a civil suit 2/04 alleging that he was sexually abused by Welch (spelled Walsh) for 3 years in early 1950s. At the time, Welch was in charge of St. Michael's High School (now closed). Welch, who died in 1986, was editor of the Diocese's newpaper & executor of Bishop Weldon's estate. Conflict in 2003-2004 that Welch, as executor, may have destroyed Diocesan personnel files relating to abuse accusations within the Diocese. 1 claim settled 8/04 & 2 in 2008.Springfield, MASource:
Springfield Republican 2.9.04; Springfield Republican 3.1.04; Statement by Bishop Dupre n.d.; Catholic Observer 10.05.03; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
Leo1952PAccusedDiocesanAccused in a 2002 lawsuit of abuse of at least two boys 1959-1961 while assigned to Immaculate Conception in Bellevue. Said to have abused boys at his cabin with a pond in Bono, OH. One victim said Welch abused him when he was ages 12-14, and that when he was 15 he told the pastor. Welch reportedly was transferred after other victims came forward. Left active priesthood in 1965 without permission and became certified social worker in 1974. Admitted abuse in 2002. Fired in 2002.Toledo, OHSource:
Associated Press 06.24.02; Associated Press 07.05.02; Associated Press 07.14.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 02.17.05; Toledo Blade 07.31.05; Toledo Blade 07.15.07; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 04.08.08; Sandusky Register 09.02.18
Weldon (Bp)
Christopher J.1929PSuedDiocesanBishop of Springfield 1950-77. Accused of having knowledge of many abusers in diocese. Died in 1982. Accused in a 2005 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, ages 11-16. Accuser claimed he was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), several other priests, Weldon and another bishop. Accuser was in a TX prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Diocese said not credible. Claim NOT settled in 11/08 settlement. In 9/18 the Diocesan Review Board deemed credible an allegation that Weldon molested a 9- or 10-year-old boy in the early 1960s. The alleged victim said he was also abused by Revs. Edward Authier and Clarence Forand, also deemed credible. In 5/19 third man reportedly alleged abuse by Weldon.Springfield, MASource:
Statement by Bishop Dupre; Springfield Republican 03.19.82; Springfield Republican 03.01.04; Springfield Republican 08.03.04; Burnett v Bishop of Springfield, MA Superior Court No 05-0331(B) 03.29.05; Springfield Republican 03.31.05; Telegram & Gazette 03.31.05; Telegram & Gazette (AP) 03.31.05; BA list of US Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08; The Republican 12.03.08; Berkshire Eagle 05.29.19; WWLP 06.03.19; Berkshire Eagle 06.04.19; Republican 06.11.19; Republican 06.16.19; The Republican 06.18.19; Berkshire Eagle 06.21.19; Republican 06.23.19; The Republican 06.27.19; Berkshire Eagle 07.22.19; The Republican 07.23.19; The Republican 07.30.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
John W.1970PSuedDiocesanSent to St. Luke's in MD 2/86 for issues including substance abuse. In 10/87 gave drugs and alcohol to an 18-year-old parishioner, who was hospitalized as a result. Concerns in 1989 from parishioner re his giving teens alcohol and drugs, and young men staying at the parish house. Sent to St. Michael's in St. Louis MO in 1991 after he tried to perform oral sex on a 24-yr-old man without consent. Sent to St. Luke's 9/29/94-3/27/95. Personal leave 6/95. A few months later a young man alleged Wellinger sexually abused him at age 11 in 1989, then another report of abuse of a 13-year-old boy in 6/91. In 3/03 the diocese said Wellinger was "withdrawn from ministry". Suit filed 2004. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Died in 2011. Report 9/12 of abuse of 11- or 12-year-old altar boy in 1981 or 1982. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Associated Press 02.04.04; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.05.04; Post-Gazette 07.05.04; Tribune-Review 07.07.04; KDKA 08.03.04; Post-Gazette 08.04.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07; CBS Pittsburgh 04.08.13; Forest Hills Patch 04.08.13; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 04.08.13; Tribune-Review 04.08.13; WTAE 04.08.13; WXPI 04.08.13; Pottstown Mercury 04.09.13; SNAP Statement 04.09.13; North Hills Patch 04.10.13; North Allegheny Patch 04.11.13; SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
WellsJohn1950PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Incardinated 1964 into the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Died 12/28/72. Diocese announced in 2/19/18 that it had received an allegation that Wells sexually abused a minor in the late 1960s. He was assigned during that as pastor of St. Joseph's in Advance and St. Anthony Mission in Glennon.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau 02.19.18
WellsRobert J.1958PAccusedRedemptoristAccused of abuse of a girl from age 10 to age 18. Girl notified Archdiocese in 1992, shortly after Wells died. His name not made public until 2004. The woman filed suit 12/05 and her claims were Included in 8/06 settlement with Archdiocese.Anchorage, AKSource:
Anchorage Daily News 4.2.04; Anchorage Daily News 03.31.04; Peninsula Clarion 12.21.05; Anchorage Daily News 12.23.05; Anchorage Daily News 09.27.06
Joseph L.1968PAccusedDiocesanPer docs released in 9/02, officials were warned in 1993 and again in 2001 that Welsh had abused children in two parishes. He was nonetheless promoted in 1997. One woman complained in 1993 that Welsh had raped her son. Another mother wrote to the archdiocese in 2001. Removed 2/02 and resigned 3/02 "as requested" after three brothers complained of abuse over a 20-year period. Welsh was in seminary with five other known abusers. Last known to be living in Carver, MA. Assigned to life of prayer and penance 2004. He died in St. Louis, MO 2/8/19.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 02.20.02; Patriot Ledger 02.20.02; Patriot Ledger 02.21.02; Boston Herald 03.03.02; Boston Globe 09.13.02; Patriot Ledger 12.19.02; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Boston Pilot Obituary 02.15.19
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Richard J.1952PAccusedDiocesanWelsh is shown on the Davenport Diocese's Creditors Committee website (in 2007) as having credible allegations against him. Name appears on 7/08 Diocesan Review Board list of clergy "credibly acused" of sexual abuse. Accused of abuse of 6 male minors,beginning in 1962. Died 1971.Davenport, IASource:
Davenport Diocese Creditors Committee Website 08.27.07; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Hawk Eye 07.12.08; Quad-City Times 07.23.08
Catholic Messenger 7.17.08; Concise Assignment Record
Michael Edwin1966PConvictedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 13 from 1972-1995 per Archdiocese. Sued several times in 2002-2003. Original criminal charges dropped due to CA Sup Ct ruling. Re-arrested 2003. Convicted 1 count 2006. Sentenced to 3 yrs prison 5/06. Included in 12/06 $60M settlemeLos Angeles, CASource:
Official Catholic Directory Story re Wempe 2006; LA Times 08.18.02; LA Times 06.27.03; Contra Costa Times (AP) 06.30.03; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Tribune (AP) 08.17.04; National Catholic Reporter 03.18.05; Pasadena Star-News 11.20.05; LA Times 01.25.06; LA Times 02.23.06; KTLA 05.05.06; Desert Press 05.06.06
LA Daily News 10.12.12 (add'l article); Huffington Post (AP) 1.21.13 (add'l article); LA Times 1.22.13 (add'l article);  ; LA Times Database 4.20.06; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
WendlingLouis E.1939PAccusedDiocesanOne claim against Wendling is included in March 2008 $4.7M settlement with Dubuque re claims against 9 priests. One woman claimed she was abused by Wendling in 1947. Diocesan review board and Abp. Hanus decided allegation had not been substantiated. Died 9/25/69. At least one more claim included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.Dubuque, IASource:
G;pbe Gazette 04.10.08; KCRG 04.10.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
WendtPirmin (George)1924PAccusedBenedictineWendt is one of 10 individuals included in 3/11 settlement by St. John's Abbey of Collegeville. All of the accused taught at St. John's Preparatory School or were assigned to parishes in St. Cloud. Died 8/15/82. As part of settlement, the Abbey to release the names of 17 individuals with credible allegations against them. Name is included on list released by Abbey 12/9/13 of those monks likely to have offended against minors.Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul Minneapolis archdiocese list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."St. Cloud, MNSource:
Behind the Pine Curtain accessed 03.29.11; Star Tribune 03.29.11; Star Tribune 03.30.11; St Cloud Times 04.01.11; Star Tribune 12.08.13; KARE 11 12.09.13; Pioneer Press 12.09.13; St Cloud Times 12.09.13; St John's Abbey Official Statement 12.09.13; Star Tribune 12.09.13; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis Statement 11.03.17; Catholic Spirit 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17
Archdicoese of St Paul and Minneapolis Assignment Record
Laurin J.1973PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from St. Mary's Visitation Catholic Church in Elm Grove 2/11 after new allegation that he sexually molested a minor in 1970s. Wenig has denied all allegations in letter to parishioners. No criminal charges will be filed due to SOL. Archdiocese is conducting its own investigation. Other accusers came forward. Wenig has denied. Matter has been sent to Vatican for review.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 02.26.11; Fox 6 02.27.11; Today's TMJ 02.27.11; Voice from the Desert 02.28.11; WISN 02.28.11; WISN 03.02.11; WTMJ 03.29.11; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.30.11; CBS 58 03.14.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 03.17.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 05.10.12; SNAP Wisconsin 01.27.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.29.13; LaCrosse Tribune 07.15.13
Assignments: Assignment Record
Lawrence P.1934PAccusedDiocesanAccused of fondling several boys in mid-1960s at Sacred Heart school and church in Luzerne. Was editor of Catholic Light, the diocesan newspaper. One accuser said believed the diocese knew about Weniger's behavior at the time. Msgr. Weniger died 7/11/72. Bishop Timlin admitted in 2002 that several allegations had been received after Weniger's death. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the diocese's list 8/19/18.Scranton, PASource:
Wilkes Barre Times Leader 07.09.06; Wilkes Barre Times Leader 07.30.06; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
Times Leader 07.09.06; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Justin N.1958PReinstatedDiocesanWerner, currently in his 80s, retired in 2010. He has been assisting at St. Bernard Parish in Appleton. Temporarily removed without privileges 4/13 after allegation that he had abused a minor while at St. Edward Parish in Mackville in 1970s.. He deniedthe allegations. County authorities notified and Diocese is conducting an investigation. Independent investigator found allegation unsubstantiated and Bishop removed restrictions 6/13.Green Bay, WISource:
Fox 11 04.13.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.13.13; NBC 26 04.13.13; Press Gazette 04.13.13; SNAP Statement 04.13.13; Post Crescent 04.14.13; Fox 11 06.15.13; Milwaukee Journal 06.15.13; NBC 26 06.15.13; Post-Crescent 06.15.13; Press-Gazette 06.16.13
WernetCarl1932PSuedDiocesanIn 1992 a woman came forward to allege abuse as a child by Wernet. Her father had confronted Wernet and he admitted abuse. Diocese denied everything. She tacked up posters and seven other women came forward. The eight women filed suit in 9/03, alleging abuse 1953-67. Suit dismissed 2/97 on statute of limitations. Twenty-one more accusers, women and men, came forward. Wernet's personnel file was destroyed when he died in 1980. At least one parent had complained to the diocese earlier. Included on the diocese's list 6/21/19.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 11.01.92; Plain Dealer 09.04.93; Plain Dealer 07.26.95; Plain Dealer 02.06.97; Cleveland Plain Dealer 03.11.02; CBS 60 Minutes 06.12.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
WerpechowskiFelix1929PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Hartford archdiocese on its list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. Retired 5/31/71.Died 1/22/72, prior to receipt of allegations.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 01.22.19; Diocese of Norwich List 02.22.19
Archdiocese of Hartford Assignment Record
William C.1986PConvictedCarmelitePreviously worked in CA. Charged in 2007 in D.C. re abuse of 14-year-old boy. Convicted 9/07 of simple assault; sentenced to 180 days in jail and 5 years probation. Living at Order's retirement home in FL when arrested in Venice FL 2/1/11; accused of sex with a 14-year-old boy between 9/10 and 1/11. Father told police after finding improper messages on boy's phone. Civil suit filed 3/11. Order paid $1.75M to settle 7/15/11. Criminal trial held 2/13. Convicted 3/1/13. Sentenced to life in prison 5/13.Washington, DCSource:
Documents from Herald-Tribune related to 2007 Conviction & Arrest; WTSP 02.02.11; Herald-Tribune 02.03.11; Harold-Tribune 02.04.11; Herald-Tribune 02.04.11; Herald Tribune 02.06.11; Washington Examiner 02.06.11; WWSB 02.07.11; Herald Tribune 03.03.11; LA Times 03.15.11; Chicago Sun Times 03.17.11; Harold Tribune 03.31.11; Statement by SNAP 04.05.11; Herald-Tribune 06.09.11; Fox 59 07.15.11; Herald-Tribune 07.15.11; WWSB 07.16.11; Herald Tribune 03.01.13; Herald Tribune 05.16.13; Joliet Patch 05.17.13; SNAP Statement 05.17.13; Southtown Star 05.17.13; SNAP Statement 05.20.13
Charles M.1953PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list updated 11/5/18. Died 12/9/17. Pled guilty to exposure in 9/94 after he was arrested during a crackdown on lewd behavior in a park. Fined. Placed on leave. Died 12/9/17.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.09.94; Diocese of Buffalo List Updated 11.05.18; Buffalo News 03.24.19
WertzGerald 1988PSuedSalesianCivil suit filed 2/24/11 accuses Wertz of abuse of a 15-year-old youth at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower 1993-1994. Wertz was a teacher and counselor at the school at the time of the alleged abuse. Boy reported the abuse at the time; Wertz was not disciplined. Said to be to be living in 2011 at the Salesian Provincial Residence in San Francisco (1 block away from Cathedral school). On Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. It notes report to the archdiocese in 2018 of incident(s) 1993-94.Los Angeles, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 02.24.11; John Doe FD civil suit filed in Los Angeles Co Superior Court 02.24.11; Statement by SNAP 02.24.11; Archdiocese of Los Angeles List Update 12.06.18
David F.1963PAccusedDiocesanArchdiocese announced in 12/15 a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a male minor in the 1970s by West, who died in 2004 at age 65. Per the announcement West served in about 20 parishes.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit 12.03.15; Detroit Free Press 12.07.15; 13 ABC 12.08.15; CBS Detroit 12.08.15; Deadline Detroit 12.08.15; MLive 12.08.15
Assignments: Assignment Record
Paul BSettledOFM FranciscanThe Diocese of Jackson announced 7/29/18 that it had received a credible allegation that West had sexually abused a minor while working at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenwood, where he was teacher and principal 6/93-11/98. On diocese's list 3/19/19. It notes abuse reported 1998 and 2018. Accused of abuse of two brothers and their cousins starting when they were ages 9 and 10 and students at St. Francis in the mid- to late 1990s. The abuse reportedly included rapes and beatings. One of the three also alleged abuse by Bro. Donald Lucas, OFM. One boy reported the abuse in 1998 to the church and police; West was sent for a psych evaluation. West taught 4th and 5th grades at St. John's in Little Chute, WI 1999-2010. Left the Franciscans in 2002. The Franciscans settled with two of West's accusers for $15K.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson Statement 07.29.18; AP via Clarion Ledger 08.01.18; Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19; Associated Press 08.27.19; Associated Press 08.27.19; Assumption of BVM Franciscans Statement 08.28.19; Black Entertainment Tonight 08.28.19; WLUK 08.28.19; Associated Press 08.29.19; Green Bay Press Gazette 08.29.19
Frank D.1961PAccusedDiocesanTransferred to Crosier Seminary Onmia MN in 1986 after accusation that he abused a 14-year-old in the sacristy of St. Patrick's in Decatur IL in 6/66. Sent in 1987 to Jefferson City MO diocese. Last assignment in MO ended in 2000. Retired in 2003. Died in 1/06. At least one additional molestation case was reported to Jefferson City diocese in 2006. On Jefferson City diocese's list 11/8/18. On Springfield IL diocese's list 11/29/18.Springfield, ILSource:
Tributes website; KOMU 05.07.12; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18; Diocese of Springfield IL List 11.29.18; Herald-Review 11.29.18; Herald-Review 11.30.18
Michael Howard1973PAccusedDiocesanNewly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan Report of 3/23/06. Resigned 9/93. Laicized 10/09. Personnel file released 01/14 shows he was working in Chicago in 1970s when at least one allegation received; no action by Archdiocese. In 2003, Review Board found allegations credible. Later worked as chaplain for Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley College.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report, page 3 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; Chicago Archdiocese Report 01.14.10; Chicago Archdiocese Report of Priests with substantiated allegations accessed 10.04.10; Personnel File Released 01.21.14; Wood TV 01.21.14; Newschannel 3 01.22.14
Assignments: Assignment Record
WestrichKeith M. 1981PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry in 1986. Moved to Massachusetts, worked for Dept of Education. Associate commissioner with a focus on "preparing children for life after high school" when placed on leave after name released in 7/19. Retired after publicity, investigated by the state of MA.St. Louis, MOSource:
Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; Post Dispatch 08.16.19; Post-Dispatch 09.07.19
Daniel1963PAccusedDiocesanWetzler, who retired 7/02, was placed on leave 11/02 after allegation that he molested a boy in 1966. Wetzler denied charges and passed polygraph. Investigation by Church and former Spokane police detective determined Wetzler was innocent. Article says the youth had indeed been abused by a counselor but that Wetzler had never acted as a counselor. Returned to active status 2/03. Placed on leave again early 2014 during investigation of accusations of past sexual abuse of another child. Per recommendation of Diocesan Review Board, permanently removed in 10/14 and submitted to a monitoring program.Spokane, WASource:
Lilac City to Windy City; Spokesman-Review 11.27.02; Spokesman-Review 11.28.02; Yakima Herald Republic 11.28.02; Spokesman-Review 02.22.03; Associated Press 02.23.03; Spokesman-Review 02.24.03; Inland Register 12.01.05; Spokesman Review 05.04.07; Spokesman Review 05.05.07; Inland Register 10.30.14; The Spokesman-Review 10.30.14
WeyWilliam J.1947PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Wey, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Served in St. Cloud, Brooten,Sedan, Tinath, Dent, Dumont & Collis. Died 07/18/88 while active priest.St. Cloud, MNSource:
FindAGrave 07.18.88; 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; WJON 05.29.16
WheatleyRobert Carroll1975PAccusedDiocesanFirst identified publicly as accused in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations: 'two allegations deemed substantiated.' The Owensboro list of assignments for Wheatley is incomplete; e.g., it omits that he was Assistant Principal at Trinity High School in Whitesville 1976-1980; Principal of St Mary High School in Paducah 1984-1986; and Vice President for Student Affairs at Christian Brothers College in Memphis TN 1987-1988. Died 10/7/13.Owensboro, KYSource:
Owensboro Diocesan List 04.12.19
Owensboro Diocesan List with Assignments 04.12.19; Prabook Profile 04.18.19
WheelerWilliam A.1936PSuedDiocesanIn a 1996 civil suit, two men alleged that they were fondled by Wheeler several times in the mid-1950s at an El Dorado children's home. Same suit alleges that another brother was molested by a nun and that a second priest fathered a child with their sister. Died 1994.Wichita, KSSource:
Witchita Eagle 05.21.96; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10
WheelerWilliam J. 1952PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 8/19/18. Died in 1988.Scranton, PASource:
Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
Stephen (Steve)1969PSuedSalesianEditor of Salesian Bulletin in 1997. Civll suit filed 2003 by a man alleging abuse by Whelan when he was a student at Salesian High School 1969-early 1970s. Still active in 8/05. Civil trial started 7/7/06. On 7/19/06 jury awarded plaintiff $600K. Whelan was removed from his position after the verdict and resided at the provincial house. CA Appeals Court upheld verdict 8/08. Removed from ministry. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.Oakland, CASource:
ABC 7 03.23.05; San Francisco 09.22.05; SF Weekly 01.05.06; Contra Costa Times 07.08.06; West County Times 07.11.06; Contra Costa Times 07.12.06; ABC30 07.19.06; Contra Costa Times 07.24.06; Renew America 12.01.06; San Francisco Weekly 08.15.07; City of Angels 03.19.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Renew America 08.26.08; Huffington Post 11.04.10; Bay Citizen 04.23.11; Joey Piscitelli Blog 07.01.12; Bay Area News Group 10.11.18; KTVU 10.11.18; NBC Bay Area 10.11.18; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Whelan (Whalen)Donald J. 1957PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 2/26/04 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy in 1964-65, beginning when the boy was age 12. The abuse allegedly occurred in the rectory of St. John Vianney in the Bronx and on overnight beach trips, and included anal penetration. The suit misspells the priest's name as Whalen. Died in 1987. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Claims against Whelan eligible for IRCP.New York, NYSource:
Complaint 02.26.04; Newsday 02.28.04; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
WhiteClark S.1974PAccusedDiocesanWhite was one of four priests removed from parish assignments 6/02 as result of the zero-tolerance policy resulting from the Dallas Bishops' Conference. He was pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Brasher Falls at time of his removal. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. No other information found. Included on diocese's list 11/13/18.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Press-Republican 07.02.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 01.06.04; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 05.26.18; Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18
WhiteCosmas1961PSuedBenedictinePrior to 7/02, 1 man filed suit alleging that White abused him during the 1964-1965 school year at Mount Angel Seminary Prep School. White "retired" without privileges after suit filed. Suit settled "for a nominal amount of money" 2 months after it was filed. Per 9/04 articles, the Order cleared White of the molestation charges and he will be allowed to resume public Mass and prayer. Review board found no evidence to support the allegationPortland, ORSource:
Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Statesman Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 09.04.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Gervase1954PAccusedO.F.M.Named publicly as accused in a news report 4/11/19. Worked at St. Bonaventure University for 47 years. Died in 2002.Buffalo, NYSource:
Olean Times Herald 04.11.19; Olean Times Herald 04.11.19
WhiteGregory1996PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Paterson diocese on its list 2/13/19. One accusation noted. Died 5/10/02, age 32.Paterson, NJSource:
NewJerseyHills Obituary 05.23.02; Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19
Harold Robert1960PSuedDiocesanSued in 2005 & 2006. At least 29 men and women have filed suits alleging abused by White when they were young teenagers. Archdiocese allegedly knew about White's behavior as early as 1960s but continued to move him. White worked in 11 parishes over 33 years, was out of active ministry since 1993 and was laicized by Vatican in 2004. Died 11/14/06 in Cancun, Mexico. Not deposed prior to death. 10 suits settled 1/07. Others settled 7/08. Three more filed 7/08.Denver, COSource:
Denver Post 07.26.05; Denver Post 08.01.05; Aspen Times 08.04.05; Denver Post 08.18.05; Denver Post 08.24.05; Rocky Mountain News 09.08.05; Denver Post 09.21.05; CBS 4 01.19.06; Denver Post 02.04.06; Denver Post 05.28.06; Rocky Mountain News 06.01.06; Denver Post 11.02.06; Denver Post 11.14.06; Denver Post 11.16.06; Rocky Mountain News 11.17.06
Catholic News Agency 7.1.08 (add'l article); Denver Post 7.2.08 (add'l article); Rocky Mountain News 7.2.08 (add'l article); Denver Post 7.3.08 (add'l article); Documents; Assignment Record
WhiteJohn J. "Jack"1957PAccusedDiocesanClose friend, business partner, traveling companion and associate of Paul Shanley. Both White and Shanley were accused 9/03 of abuse of same boy in 1970s. White moved to Thailand in 2002 and died in 2004. 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 Herald 5.7.02; NY Times 04.10.02; Boston Globe 02.25.04; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments: Assignment Record
Leroy E.1956PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1991 of sexually touching a female minor. Also accused of touching several women. Sent for treatment out of state and returned to ministry. Reportedly retired 1994 and worked in Lansing diocese while in residence at parish there. Removed again in 2002 for the 1991 allegation. Restricted in 2004 by Vatican from working in Kalamazoo area. Retired in Lansing diocese.Kalamazoo, MISource:
Grand Rapids Press 06.20.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; ABC 12 04.26.04
Louis Paul1975PAccusedDiocesanIn 2008 a man told the archdiocese that White and two other priests molested him as a minor at San Fernando Cathedral 1978-82. In 2009 the archdiocese made the allegation public and said previous allegations had been "handled" at that time. One man filed suit 11/18/10 claiming 1976-77 abuse. Case with archdiocese settled 1/7/13. A separate Default Judgment for $181M taken against White who represented himself but did not show for the trial. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes he was sent to treatment in 1980 after an allegation. Reassigned in 1981 and abused again. Sent again to treatment in 1986. Reassigned with restrictions. Left ministry in 1988. Laicized in 1989.San Antonio, TXSource:
Statement by Archdiocese of San Antonio 03.08.09; KSAT 03.09.09; WOAI 03.09.09; Houston Chronicle 03.10.09; San Antonio Express News 03.10.09; WOAI 03.13.09; San Antonio Express News 11.19.10; San Antonio Express News 06.17.12; San Antonio Express News 06.18.12; San Antonio Express News 01.08.13; My Fox Austin 01.09.13; Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19
Archdiocese of San Antonio Updated Assignment Record
Myles Patrick1968PConvictedDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 1992 after seen on a 30 minute segment of a videotape having sex with a boy. He had donated the tape to a garage sale. When police arrested him, he was destroying pictures of boys. Sentenced to four years prison in 1993 in Illinois and similar sentence in Indiana. Released from prison in 1995. At least four suits settled by 11/95. One victim known to have died by suicide 20 years after the abuse. White died in 2012. Named in new civil suit 5/13. One of five priests named in $4.137 million suit settled 4/15.Joliet, ILSource:
Associated Press 07.29.92; Chicago Sun-Times 07.30.92; Chicago Tribune (AP) 07.30.92; Chicago Tribune 07.31.92; Associated Press 08.22.92; Chicago Tribune 12.10.92; Chicago Tribune 04.16.93; Chicago Tribune 05.10.93; Chicago Tribune 08.17.93; Chicago Tribune 12.01.94; Chicago Tribune 04.22.95; Herald News 05.05.02; The Herald News 02.15.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Patch 04.15.15
WhitePaul BSettledOFM Cap.Attorney Garabedian announced settlement 9/13 on behalf of one woman who accused White of abusing her in the late 1960s when she was about 9-yrs-old and he worked at St. Lawrence Friary in Milton. White is deceased.Boston, MASource:
The Republic (AP) 09.04.13
Paul David1961PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave in 1972 after choosing to remove himself from parish life in 1970 and to teach in a public school in Haverhill, MA. Allegations first received by former altar boy in 1996 who filed suit 6/98 alleging abuse by White from 1964-1971 at Sacred Heart in Bradford, MA. Suit later settled. White still teaching after information released 1/02 but lost job as religious education teacher at a local parish. "Voluntary" laicization announced 6/10/05. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 06.11.98; Boston Globe 01.28.02; Boston Herald 12.17.02; Eagle-Tribune 12.30.02; Boston Globe 06.10.05; Lowell Sun 06.10.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Another RCAB Assignment Record
William F J1968PSuedDiocesanAccused by 11 men of abuse as teens 1961-93. Suspended in 1993. Diocese had complaints in 1979. More complaints in 1987 when family reported he tried to molest two brothers the night of their father's wake. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list. Died in 2016; deceased priests included only if they have more than one allegation. Lawsuit filed 8/19 claims White raped two brothers, and forced the boys to rape each other. The abuse allegedly went on for almost 10 years, and began in 1982 when the boys were under age 11. Said to have plied the boys with alcohol and drugs and gave them money. The family attended Annunciation parish in Black Rock.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 03.08.94; Buffalo News 03.09.94; Buffalo News 03.11.94; Buffalo News 03.31.94; Buffalo News 05.29.94; Buffalo News 05.29.94; Buffalo News 04.02.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Buffalo News 02.28.18; WIVB 03.13.18; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Buffalo News 05.19.19; Buffalo News 08.14.19; Buffalo News 08.14.19
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
William T.1958PSettledDiocesanReport to archdiocese in 1997 of abuse White of a 17-year-old male high school student and continuing for three years in the 1970s. Settlement in 1998 for $100K. White was working in Palm Beach, FL when accusations made. Allowed to continue working after evaluation until 2002; removed from teaching position at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. Accused in a 2/26/04 civil suit of abuse of a boy, ages 9-11 in 1959-61 at Holy Cross parish in Manhattan. Laicized. On NY archdiocese's list 4/26/19. New suit filed 8/19 alleging abuse 1972-73 of a boy in Rye, ages 11-12.New York, NYSource:
Journal News 04.03.02; NY Post 04.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Perez et al v Parrakow, et al, Supreme Court of NY, County of NY, 02.26.04; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.06; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; Journal News 08.30.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
John J.1967PSettledDiocesanAccused in 1991 suit of abusing David Clohessy 1969-73 from about age 12. Abuse included touching the boy's genitals and lying on top of him during trips, some of them out-of-state. Allegedly abused others including Clohessy's brother Kevin, later a priest and himself accused of abuse. College chaplain from 1983; Army reserve chaplain by 1990; chancery job 1991; resigned and disappeared 1992. Case dismissed 1992 after MO Supreme Court decision on new SOL law. Reportedly became a flight attendant. Last known to be living in Naples FL, possibly moved to Miami area. Diocese gave David Clohessy $40,000 settlement 8/19/15. Clohessy asked the diocese to post names of proven, admitted and credibly accused child molesting clerics on parish websites and to warn FL Catholics about Whiteley; the diocese did not meet that request. As of 11/18 Whitely had not been laicized. On diocese's list 11/8/18.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Columbia Missourian 09.07.90; Rolla Daily News 08.02.91; Columbia Missourian 08.04.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 08.06.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 09.06.91; Columbia Missourian 09.06.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 09.12.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 09.19.91; Columbia Missourian 02.09.92; Columbia Daily Tribune 02.15.92; Columbia Missourian 02.17.92; Post-Dispatch 04.08.02; NY Times 05.12.02; Post-Dispatch 05.12.02; The Pitch 10.16.03; Journal of Religion & Abuse 06.02.04; Naples Daily News 09.03.15; SNAP Statement 09.03.15; Moberly Monitor-Index 09.11.15; Seattle Weekly 02.23.16; KSDK 08.20.18; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18
; Assignment Record
WhittenCarlton E.1961PAccusedJesuitPlaced on leave 12/07 and moved from his residence at Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, CA) to Sacred Heart, the Jesuit center in Los Gatos, CA, while his order investigated "an alleged recent incident of improper touching involving a 17-year-old boy while on a pastoral assignment" in White Salmon, WA. Often filled in along the western coast states for priests on vacation or leave. Still living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos as of the 2012 Official Catholic Directory.Yakima, WASource:
San Jose Mercury News 12.21.07; San Jose Mercury News 12.22.07; Yakima Herald-Republic 12.22.07; White Salmon 01.02.08; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
Assignments: Assignment Record
WhittenSusan NAccusedMember of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. (PHJC). Taught at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne 1963-67. Dispensed from vows in 1967. Deceased. Named by the diocese in 9/11 as credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. Her accuser was a 1967 graduate of Dwenger.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
Journal Gazette 09.11.19
WhittetHarold E.1940PAccusedDiocesanWhittet was one of 17 priests listed on 8/02 memo to ABp Flynn regarding priests with known abuse histories but his name was omitted from Archdiocesan list released 12/13. No reason given. No further details of abuse released. He died 10/08/89.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Find A Grave 10.08.89; Star Tribune 12.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.20.13; SNAP MN Statement 12.20.13
WichmanowskiJoseph S.  ?PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 2004 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl for a year, beginning when she was age 12. Time-frame unclear, but possibly was while he was at St. Stanislaus in Ambridge, where he worked 12/53-6/57. He allegedly made the girl dress provocatively, gave her wine, and forced her to perform oral sex on him. The abuse allegedly occurred several times a week. Wichmanowski died in 1977. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25 mil settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.29.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
WicksKenneth1963PnoneDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 11/20/93.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Siegfried Francis1967PIndictedDiocesanConvicted in 1973 in abuse of sexual perversion with an 11-year-old boy. Other charges dropped. Sent to Orange, CA; they knew of his behavior. Indicted in 2002 on 33 felony accounts. Died by suicide in Mexico in 2003. There were 9 civil suits filed in CA and 3 in WI. WI cases dismissed on SOL; upheld by Court of Appeals 8/06. Milwaukee settled with 9 CA Plaintiffs for $16.65M 9/01/06. Church knew of history from ordination. Another CA case settled with Milwaukee in 3/09. Personnel file released 7/13.Milwaukee, WISource:
Collection of Articles prior to 03.01.07; Pioneer Press 07.11.07; Statement by Archbishop of Milwaukee 02.01.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.03.09; Journal Sentinel 10.13.10; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12; Orange County Weekly 03.18.13; Port Washington Saukville Patch 07.03.13; ABC News (AP) 07.05.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.20.13; LAist 11.02.17; Diocese of Orange List Updated 04.02.19
Assignments: Assignment Record; Orange County Weekly 03.04.05; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Raymond H.1969PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing male teens. Lawsuit (later dropped) claimed Wieber used alcohol and LSD in repeated and systematic sex abuse 1969-70. Ran a popular youth program during the 1970s. Warnings about his character were noted in his personnel file before ordination, but no efforts to supervise him. Granted leave 11/92. Died 8/17/93. On diocese's list 9/28/18.Lafayette, INSource:
Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.17.97; Journal & Courier 02.01.04; Lafayette Journal & Courier 10.01.18; Diocese of Lafayette IN List 09.28.28
John R.1918PAccusedDiocesanWorked in parishes in St. Charles County, and in several rural parishes in Advance, Charleston (later part of Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese) and Arcadia. Archbishop Carlson announced 3/16/11 that several individuals (at least 5) had come forward in recent years to accuse Wieberg of abuse almost 50 years prior. Wieberg died in 1963. One man, now 80, said he was abused in 1940 at age 9. Reports were found credible by archdiocesan review board. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Review 03.16.11; Joplin Independent 03.21.11; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.21.11; KMOV 03.22.11; KMOX 03.22.11; News-Leader 03.22.11; Berger's Beat 11.01.11; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19
William F.1955PSuedDiocesanAccusations of abuse reported to church 1970s-1980s. Retired 1991. Several suits. Some claims in Davenport's 2004 settlement. One mediated to $180K settlement. Ordered by bishop him to Vianney Renewal center in 2002; left 2004, refused to return. Laicized 5/06. Suit by 12 more plaintiffs filed 5/06. Also worked in Jackson MS diocese. Died 9/06. Diocese acknowledged total of 29 accusers. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19.Davenport, IASource:
Quad-City Times 04.02.04; Des Moines Register 07.08.04; Post Dispatch 09.19.04; Des Moines Register 09.21.04; Des Mointes Register 07.26.05; Press Citizen (AP) 05.12.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.13.06; Courier 05.23.06; Gazette (AP) 10.04.06; Post Dispatch 10.04.06; Des Moines Register 10.12.06; Quad-City Times 10.15.06; Quad-City Times 11.12.06; Quad-City Times 11.26.06; Quad-City Times 04.08.07; Iowa City Press-Citizen 02.11.08; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Quad-City Times 07.18.08; SNAP 03.09.16; Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
; Concise Assignment Record; Assignment Record; Catholic Messenger 07.17.08
Ron1971PAccusedHoly Order of the Most Precious BloodAllegations made public in 1/10. Placed on leave. Per news reports, Wiecek's privileges were removed after accused of having "overzealously spanked" a boy in the 1970s while working in the Santa Rosa diocese, and he attempted to pick up a gay man about 30 years prior. Had been in Monterey for 20 years. Order recalled him to Ohio immediately. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Fox 35 KCBA 01.25.10; The Californian 01.25.10; The Californian 01.26.10; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
WiederHenry1989PAccusedDiocesanFirst identified publicly as accused in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations: 'one allegation of sexual abuse received in 2002 involving incident prior to ordination deemed substantiated.' The Owensboro list of assignments omits Wieder's chancery position of Director of Youth Ministry, as indicated in the 1996 Official Catholic Directory.Owensboro, KYSource:
Owensboro Diocesan List 04.12.19
Owensboro Diocesan List with Assignments 04.12.19
Sylwester1996PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 13 yr old girl in 2000. In treatment in 1999 and on leave by 2000. Laicized in 2002. Testimony in 2012 trial of Msgr. Lynn shows he had attraction to women, particularly married women and that the girl he admitted (to Msgr. Lynn) abusing was daughter of one woman he had affair with. Msgr. Lynn admitted at trial that he did not report to police or attempt to learn identity of the girl because he doubted the credibility of the woman who first told him about Wiejata.Philadelphia, PASource:
NCR Today 5.1.12; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 5.1.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 5.2.12
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (Rev)
John T.1978PAccusedDiocesanOrdained by Trinitarian order. Incardinated by Baltimore in 1988. Removed 12/18/09 from assignment at Resurrection of Our Lord Church in Laurel after reports by three that he abused them from mid-late 1980s. Abuse aparently occurred before and after incardination in Baltimore. Archdiocese delayed announcement until 1/10/10 to allow police to complete investigation.Baltimore, MDSource:
Cumberland Times-News 2.5.10; Archdiocese of Baltimore Press Release 01.10.10; Baltimore Sun 01.10.10; Washington Examiner 01.10.10; Baltimore Sun 01.11.10; Gazette 01.14.10
Charles W.1985PSuedDiocesanName on list of abusive priests released by Bp Saltarelli on 11/16/06. Removed from ministry 2003; lives in Norwood, PA. Civil suit filed by one woman 6/09 alleged abuse in 1986 at St. Mark's high school. Suit dismissed 5/10 by court for failure to timely serve Wiggins. Diocese was paying cash payments to Wiggins until 11/09 but still wants to continue health benefits pending resolution of Bankruptcy. Won argument to block release of personnel file.Wilmington, DESource:
BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests; News Journal 11.20.05 (Major Account); The Republic 7.5.11; News Journal 01.28.03; News Journal 11.20.05; The Dialog 11.16.06; News Journal 11.17.06; WDEL 06.26.09; Pocono Record 11.28.09; CBS 3 06.01.10; News Journal 08.12.11; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12; News Journal 12.06.12
News Journal 11.16.06
WigginsVince1981PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the San Angelo diocese on its list 6/14/19. Laicized 1995.San Angelo, TXSource:
Diocese of San Angelo List 02.13.19
WigglesworthWayne E.1960s ?PnoneJosephiteWorked in Baltimore area from 1960s to 1980s. Met his wife when she was teenager at church. Married her when family learned she was pregnant at 19. She found child porn on computer in 2007 and left him. He would visit her in rehab center (auto accident). Police warned him after he made improper calls to 9 yr old boy he met there. Arrested 8/09 in Chicago after caught in car w/ 15 yr old boy he met online. More child porn found. Pled guilty 1/11. Sentenced 8/12 to 10 yrs prison and 10 yrs probation.Chicago, ILSource:
Post-Tribune 08.21.09; NWI 08.26.09; NWI 08.31.09; Post Tribune 09.02.09; MyFoxChicago 09.17.09; NWI 11.07.09; NWI 01.07.11; Post-Tribune 01.26.11; Post-Tribune 01.28.11; Post-Tribune 08.07.12
WilcoxGordon1955PSuedCongregation of Holy CrossNamed in a 2004 suit against Rev. Donald Eagleson, which was partially settled in 2005. Wilcox was named as an abuser of a male student in 1971 at Moreau High School in Hayward. Died 10/4/84. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Congregation of Holy Cross list 6/12/19. It notes multiple allegations in 2003 and 2012 of abuse in CA in the 1970s.Oakland, CASource:
Press Democrat 07.21.06; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
David D.1953PSuedDiocesanRemoved 1992. Man filed civil suit same year which alleged that Wild fondled him in the church rectory at St. Bernard's Church in Oriska in 1966. Two more men had filed suits by 11/94. All three suits settled 12/94. Both 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories refer to Wild as "retired." Died 10/26/08.Fargo, NDSource:
Bismark Tribune 1.1.95; Minot Daily News 09.25.92; Bismark Tribune 08.29.93; Bismark Tribune 11.07.94; Boulger Funeral Home website 10.26.08
WildemanRichard J.1977PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 5/02 after admitting to bishop that allegations that he fondled a 16-year-old girl on several occasions over 20 years before were "substantially true." Had been working in Haiti for 2 years; recalled to Evansville after woman notified the diocese. Left active ministry 5/28/02. In 3/04 he was living in Nashville, TN. Laicized 8/17/07. On the diocese's list 2/22/19.Evansville, INSource:
Associated Press 05.31.02; Beliefnet 05.31.02; Associated Press 06.15.02; Associated Press 06.20.02; Courier & Press 03.21.04; DIocese of Evansville List 02.22.19
Diocese of Evansville List 02.22.19
WildersGeorge1970PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 7/4/90.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
WildgruberFrancis1960PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 4/30/2004.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
WileyJohn F. 1956PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. Died 2/26/84.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18
WilfortJeanne NSuedSisters of Holy CrossAccused in 1999 of sexually abusing a nun, age 27, in the Winnipeg archdiocese 1978-79. Wilfort was then superior of the order's Western Canada Province. Abuse allegedly included digital penetration and was represented as therapeutic. Complainant had been recruited from the Manchester NH diocese during a retreat by Wilfort. The Vatican investigated the charges in 2000. Complainant filed suit in 2002, but when she died in 2004, the suit was dismissed. Other victims are alleged, ages unspecified.Manchester, NHSource:
Dalmyn 4.6.04; Union Leader 6.2.03; Union Leader 8.2.03; McDonald Affidavit 05.10.02; McDonald Affidavit 05.30.02; Globe and Mail 06.25.02
WilhelmAnthony Joseph1954PAccusedPaulistNamed publicly as accused by the Paulist order on its list 3/8/19. It notes an allegation reported in 2017 of abuse in Minneapolis in 1964, and that the report was part of the MN Child Victims Act. Wilhelm left the Paulists 8/20/75 and died 7/7/99.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19
Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19
WilkJoseph1981PSuedDiocesanIn 2007 he was recalled from sabbatical to assume new post. Left priesthood in 09/10. Named as abuser in civil suit filed 5/13. Accused of abusing one youth at St. Matthew Church in Schaumburg beginning in 1995 when the boy was 10 and continuing for 8 years. Would give the boy alcohol and occasionally give him money. Accuser's father told Archdiocese in 2010 but nothing done. In 2/14, Archdiocese added Wilk's name to their public list of priests with credible allegations of abuse. As of 07/24/14, the Archdiocese of Chicago said it had reinstated him as a priest in good standing after new information found relating to allegations against him. No announcement made as to status of civil case against him except that the civil case still exists and is active in the Courts.Chicago, ILSource:
Archdiocese of Chicago List of Priests with Credible Allegations, rev 01.30.14; Chicago Tribune 02.06.14; Daily Herald 02.06.14; SNAP Statement 02.06.14; Daily Herald 08.21.14; Chicago Tribune 08.22.14; Daily Herald 08.22.14
WilkinsonJohn V,1948PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Wilkinson eligible for the IRCP. Died in 2005.New York, NYSource:
Journal News Obituary 07.07.05; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
WilkinsonThomas P. 1958PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 9/12/17. Died 6/13/86.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Leonard F.1963PAccusedDiocesanWilkuski resigned from parish and was placed on leave 5/02 after acknowledging an allegation of sexual misconduct which occurred "much earlier" in his ministry. Laicized 2/17/06, per diocese.Saginaw, MISource:
Grand Rapids Press 05.13.02; Associated Press 06.12.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Diocese of Saginaw 04.14.18; MLive 04.14.18; Huron Daily Tribune 05.02.18; Huron Tribune 05.15.18
Diocese of Saginaw
Adreanus Johannes1954PAccusedVicentian (C.M.)Named publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Also on Austin diocese's list 1/31/19. From the Netherlands. Ordained for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Vincentians), later diocesan. A.k.a. Andy, Andrew, Andre. As a Vincentian, worked briefly in Camarillo, CA then in Houston TX 1964-81. Became Austin diocesan priest 1982. Galveston-Houston diocese received allegation in 1988. Sent back to Netherlands, continued ministry there until removed in 2004, still as an incardinated Austin priest. Allegedly many victims. Died in 2012.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
News 4 01.30.01; Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19; Diocese of Austin List 01.31.19; Crux 02.04.19
Henry1976PAccusedFranciscanAccused of a 5-year affair in IL with a woman beginning in the early 1980s. Another woman came forward during that time to allege a long relationship with him when she was in high school. Order sent him to Paraclete facility for treatment for 7 months. The first woman gave birth to his son after his return. She received support from Order over the years, and made matter public in 10/09 because the 22-year-old son had terminal cancer and mom also had cancer. Diocese placed him on leave pending investigation. Son died 12/09.Superior, WISource:
NY Times 10.15.09; Duluth News Tribune 10.16.09; Associated Press 10.17.09; Duluth News Tribune 10.17.09; NY Times 10.17.09; River Front Times 10.19.09; KTVI 10.20.09; KSDK 10.23.09; St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.23.09; Herald-Whig 11.04.09; NY Times 11.29.09; Bona Venture 12.07.09; The Times (UK) 04.17.10; Quincy News 07.01.10; Berger's Beat 07.29.10; Response by Diocese of Springfield 08.05.10; State Journal-Register 08.06.10; Wisconsin Public Radio 12.21.15; SNAP 12.31.15; WIVB 12.19.18
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Joseph Robert "Bob"1968PSuedDiocesanWillett and 2 other priests accused of abuse in 1960s. Alleged victim settled with Diocese in 1999 for $41K. In 2003 she committed suicide. Family returned settlement and filed suit on her behalf, saying she didn't have capacity to enter into settlement, She had been hospitalized several times. Diocese said she was 18 and relationship was consentual. He died 11/6/01.Owensboro, KYSource:
Paducah Sun 11.07.01; Courier-Journal 11.07.03; Courier-Journal 11.08.03; Messinger-Inquirer 07.19.06
WillettStanislas Kotska NSuedSisters of Charity of NazarethIn a 8/3/04 addition to a suit, accused of sexually abusing a girl at St. Vincent Orphanage in Louisville, beginning in 1938 when the girl was 6 years old and continuing until she was removed from the orphanage in 1943. Willett was mother superior of the orphanage 1940-44. Complainant also accused Rev. Herman J. Lammers and Sr. Frances Howard.Louisville, KYSource:
Louisville Courier-Journal 8.4.04; Associated Press 08.04.04
WilliamsH. Brendan1965PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Multiple allegations noted. Removed from ministry.Trenton, NJSource:
Asbury Park Press 02.18.19; Diocese of Trenton List Corrected 03.17.19
J. Kendrick1963PAccusedDiocesanResigned 2002 after accusations by three altar boys that he abused them a priest of the Louisville archdiocese. Accused of abuse of another altar boy while working in the Covington diocese. Bishop in Lexington at time of resignation. Archdiocese later settled with the three men as part of a $25.7 million settlement with 243 plaintiffs. No criminal charges filed. Removed from public ministry. On Louisville archdiocese's list in 2/19.Louisville, KYSource:
Louisville Courier Journal 05.22.02; Lexington Herald Leader 05.23.02; Louisville Courier Journal 05.23.02; Lexington Herald Leader 06.01.02; Lexington Herald Leader 06.07.02; Lexington Herald Leader 06.12.02; Louisville Courier Journal 06.12.02; Louisville Courier Journal 06.12.02; Louisville Courier Journal 06.12.02; Associated Press 06.25.02; Courier Journal 09.29.02; Louisville Courier Journal 09.29.02; Lexington Herald Leader 12.12.02; Associated Press 06.17.03; Freedom from Religion Foundation 10.07.04; Archdiocese of Louisville Orders and Others List 02.11.19
Assignments: Assignment Record; Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
James C.1998PSuedMarianistSuspended from ministry 5/16 by Order due to credible allegation he sexually abused a boy, who was a Chaminade High School student, in 2011. Williams was on staff 1991-2012, and President for 12 years until he resigned in 2011. Denied the abuse. Order notified the diocese. Law enforcement notified in 2/15. Statute of limitations expired in 2013. Per his LinkedIn account 9/18 he was in the Greater NYC Area, having been a PhD student at the U. of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome 8/12-7/16. Accused in a lawsuit 8/19 of abuse of a Chaminade student, ages 14-16, in 1990-93.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
ABC 7 05.14.16; CBS New York 05.14.16; Daily Journal 05.14.16; New York Post 05.14.16; News 10 05.14.16; Wall Street Journal 05.15.16; Inquisitr 05.16.16; New York Daily News 05.17.16; New York Daily News 05.17.16; New York Daily News 08.15.16; Island Now 08.18.16; LinkedIn accessed 09.24.18; Long Island Weekly News 08.19.19
Joseph N.1969PConvictedDiocesanLeft the priesthood in the late 1970s. Became an attorney. Sentenced to life in prison without parole 12/30/08 on charges he raped an 8-year-old boy in 1992. Rape occurred at a nursing home where the boy had gone to visit family. While a priest, Williams also served as chaplain at Lorain Catholic High School. He also sexually molested a 12-year- old boy for 3 years, beginning in 1984. At trial Williams admitted to "sexual trysts" with other men and that some were with children. Lost appeal in 5/16. On the diocese's list 6/21/19. Noted to have been permanently removed from ministry.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 12.30.08; Plain Dealer 12.30.08; Chronicle-Telegram 12.31.08; Beacon Journal 05.13.16; Cleveland com 05.13.16; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
Ronald R.1979PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 6/02 of getting a male minor drunk and attempting to perform oral sex on the boy. Williams was suspended and, investigative files reveal, two other men then came forward to the prosecutor. One alleged similar abuse in 1979 at age 16. The other alleged Williams fondled his bottom at age 17 in 1984. No charges filed because SOL expired. Vatican permanently barred from active ministry per 4/20/07 announcement. Died 7/6/10.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 9.9.02; Detroit News 9.9.02; Detroit Free Press 10.19.02; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07; Archdiocese of Detroit News Release 07.12.10; SNAP Statement 07.13.10; Detriot Free Press 11.14.10
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 9.08.02
WilliamsThomas1940PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/19/19. Died in 1983. Diocese received accusations in 2002 and 2012 of abuse in 1958 in Gulfport.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
WilliamsWalter1934PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse, occurring in 1952, reported after his death. Williams died in 1983.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Williams 01.17.19
Diocese of Green Bay List: Williams 01.17.19
William E. 1959PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as credibly accused by archdiocese in 9/18 of the sexual abuse of a minor. Pastor of St. Joseph in Kingston 1982-1994, pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Saugerties 1994-2009, Regional vicar of Ulster County 1989-2010. Retired 2011. On archdiocese's list 4/29/19. In 6/19, the archdiocese announced that a canonical trial deemed Williams not guilty. He was not to be returned to ministry due to his "age and health."New York, NYSource:
Catholic New York 07.13.11; New York Post 10.13.18; Staten Island Advance 10.13.18; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; Daily Freeman 06.11.19
Alfred1976PSettledDiocesanComplaints from parishioners to Bishop Marshall 1978 that Willis molested their sons. Transferred twice more, accused during both assignments. Placed on leave 1980; sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. Laicized 1985. Suit filed 2003, claiming abuse in 1970s. Settlement of 1 suit 2004 for $170K. At least two suits pending 4/06. New suit 3/07. Willis previously settled with this plaintiff. Mistrial declared 6/07. New trial began 11/26/07. Another case settled 2/08 for $170K. Appealed to VT Sup. Court. New trial ordered 10/09. New suit filed Fall 2010. One case settled 1/13. Last believed to be living in VA. Suit filed in 12/18. Settled same month. Suit filed 8/19.Burlington, VTSource:
VT Supreme Court Decision: Turner V Roman Catholic Diocese (2008-003); Burlington Free Press 04.07.04; Times Argus 04.02.06; Burlington Free Press 04.30.06; Burlington Free Press 03.20.07; Burlington Free Press 04.23.07; Burlington Free Press 06.02.07; Burlington Free Press 06.12.07; WCAX 06.14.07; Burlington Free Press 06.15.07; Times Argus 06.17.07; Rutland Herald 06.21.07; Burlington Free Press 06.22.07; WVEC (AP) 06.22.07; Burlington Free Press 06.23.07; Times Argus 06.26.07; Rutland Herald 07.01.07; Burlington Free Press 10.06.07; Burlington Free Press 11.23.07; Burlington Free Press 10.09.09; Burlington Free Press 12.11.18; VT Digger 12.11.18; VT Digger 12.22.18; Rutland Herald 08.27.19
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WilsonDozia J.1972PSettledDiocesanAlbany NY officials knew in 1976 of Wilson's alleged sexual abuse of young boys. Police ultimatum forced Diocese to transfer him to Boston after complaints about incident involving Wilson and two young boys at a motel. He was returned to Albany in 1980 after Boston complaints. One suit settled in 2003 for $500K. Another suit filed in 2004. Placed on leave 1990 and "gave up his priesthood in 1993." Worked for ten years after priesthood as a spiritual advisor at a home for troubled youth in Dobbs Ferry. Fired in 2003 after being beaten up by an 18-year-old male he had picked up in Manhattan. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Albany, NYSource:
Link to Boston Documents regarding Wilson; Troy Record 02.15.03; Excerpt from Brief filed in Ford v Cardinal Law et al 07.21.03; Albany Times Union 01.28.04; Post Star 04.28.04; Albany Times Union 04.29.04; Troy Record 04.29.04; Capital News 9 05.31.04; Troy Record 06.25.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Capital News 9 09.21.04; Albany Times Union 09.24.04; Troy Record 10.05.04; Albany Times Union 11.17.04; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Diocese of Albany Revised List 11.30.18
Assignments: Assignment Record
WilsonJames L.1990PSettledDiocesanPersonnel files released 12/02 show that Wilson was accused in 1993 of molesting a boy in 1991-1992. Wilson admitted the abuse and also alleged that youth was abused by another priest, Redmond Raux. The matter was settled in 1995 for $200K. Wilson was placed on sick leave in 1993 and "voluntarily" laicized in 1998. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.Boston, MASource:
Sr. Mulkerrin Memo to Fr. McCormack 01.21.93; Plaintiff's Attorney Letter to Diocese Attorney 12.08.94; Fr. William Murphy Memo to File 03.20.97; Memo from Msgr Lennon to Fr. Wm. Murphy 08.12.98; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; NY Times 12.12.02; Union Leader 12.12.02; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Joseph B./Raphael1994PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Had been a brother of the Order of Holy Cross Province with a long career as an academic, including as president of the University of Portland. Was involved in work in TX with the "bubble boy," born in 1971 with an immune disorder. Wilson was ordained a priest at age 69 for the Diocese of Scranton. Removed in 7/02 due to allegations that he had sexually abused two boys when he was a religious brother. He admitted to the abuse of one and was sent for evaluation and treatment. Settled confidentially for $250k. On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.Scranton, PASource:
University of Portland Museum 03.05.14; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18; The Boston Pilot 09.25.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
WilsonSamuel J.1952PAccusedDiocesanDied in 1986. Served for 33 yrs in Gallup Diocese in 20 rural parishes, mostly in AZ and NM, including assignments on the Navajo and White Mountain Apache reservations and a number of small Hispanic communities. Named as abuser in court pleadings filed 6/12 in another case. More than one accuser.Gallup, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 06.28.95; Gallup Independent 07.31.12; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; Diocese of Gallup Downloaded 02.28.15; Arizona Journal 11.21.15; Cibola Beacon 05.10.17
Diocese of Gallup Downloaded 02.28.15
Wilson/ShineJohn F/Br Marius BnoneXaverian BrothersBro. Marius. Joined the Xaverians in 1919. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegation reported in 2003 of abuse in Baltimore in the late 1940s. Died in 1974.Baltimore, MDSource:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
WiltGeorge1959PAccusedDiocesanComplaints in 2000 that Wilt made unwanted advances on a woman. In 4/03, DRE at St. Bernard expressed concerns, including his touching and kissing women and girls on the mouth. Woman filed suit in 2004 alleging that in 1961, when she was 13, she was molested by Wilt when she went to him for counseling after she had been sexually abused by her father. Wilt denied accusations. Diocese investigated and cleared him. Retired in 2003 with restricted ministry; diocese said reasons had nothing to do with child sexual abuse. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25 mil settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.01.04; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 07.01.04; Post-Gazette 07.07.04; Tribune Review 07.07.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Albert1956PSettledDiocesanTommie Pierick and his priest uncle told Bishop Dingman in 1978 of abuse in late 1960s starting when boy was 12. Threats and gifts used; farmhouse a common venue. Diocese admits no record of 2 complaints. W removed 1981. T died by suicide 1985; W sent for treatment again in same year. T's sister went to the diocese 1993. She went public 2002; other victims then surfaced. Diocese asked for defrocking 9/19/03. T's brother sued 2/25/04. W died 9/26/04. Civil suit filed 2006; settled 2007. On diocese's list 4/4/19. It notes 25 allegations of abuse of boys, occurring late 1950s to the mid 1980s. On San Antonio diocese's list 1/31/19. Lived in diocese 1982-84. Investigated 1984 by San Antonio police for sex assault of adult male, sent to treatment in NM. Report in 2018 of abuse of boy 1983 or 1984.Des Moines, IASource:
Des Moines Register 05.12.02; Des Moines Register 05.16.02; Des Moines Register 05.30.03; Channel 4000 09.19.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 02.26.04; Des Moines Register 10.03.04; Des Moines Register 01.18.06; Des Moines Register 08.24.07; Des Moines Register 07.01.14; Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19; Diocese of Des Moines List 04.04.19
Des Moines Register 9.20.03
WingertDonald William1960PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its 2/22/19 list. One allegation noted, of a boy 1980-82. Retired 1993. Died 2017.Sioux City, IASource:
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19
William L.1986PConvictedDiocesanRemoved from ministry 11/4/04. Accused of abuse of a boy 1999-2002. Was a married Episcopal priest who became a Catholic priest. Also accused of physically abusing his wife. Placed on leave by diocese in 2005 and asked to be laicized. Sentenced to jail for 180 days 5/06. Laicized in 8/07.Paterson, NJSource:
Star-Ledger 11.13.04; Star-Ledger 11.18.04; Daily Record 09.27.05; Daily Record 02.09.06; Asbury Park Press 02.10.06; Daily Record 02.10.06; Star-Ledger 02.10.06; Daily Record 05.12.06; Star Ledger 05.13.06; Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19
Robert J.1956PAccusedDiocesanAllegations of abuse beginning about 1983. Pastor of St. John the Evangeiist in 9/93 when he resigned per Bishop's request. Winterkorn had admitted to a long-term sexual relationship with a female parishioner that began when she was a minor. No criminal charges filed. Privileges removed. Assigned after canonical process to life of prayer and penance, per 6/7/12 notice from diocese.Rochester, NYSource:
Post Standard 09.30.93; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Democrat and Chronicle 07.25.05; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12
Dennis T.1969PAccusedDiocesanWirks' name was included on a list released by the Cleveland diocese in 4/02 of priests no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. One of three accused priests who had been assigned to St. Josephs of Avon Lake. Laicized, per the diocese's list in 6/19.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
WiseStephen1979PSuedDiocesanNamed in 1 lawsuit filed 6/08 which alleged he molested one boy at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception over a 4 yr period in the late 1970s. Wise left priesthood in 1986 and later married. At least one claim included in 8/08 $10M settlement re 12 priests. New civil suit filed 10/11 by one man who alleged Wise abused him for 2 years between the ages of 10 and 12 and that a Bishop knew of allegations against Wise before he was abused. Laicization is pending.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Kansas City Star 06.19.08; Statement by Kansas City-St Joseph Diocese 06.19.08; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; Kansas City Star 10.04.11; SNAP Statement 10.04.11; Lee's Summit Journal 10.06.11
Assignments: Assignment Record
James BAccusedMarianistProfessed perpetual vows in 1967. Taught math and science at high schools in San Jose CA, Gardena CA, Wialuko, Maui HI. Also, Dean of Students at Chaminade University of Honolulu, Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the San Antonio TX Archdiocese, and Education Professor at Cal State University in Northridge. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/2/19. Report in 1997 of abuse the same year. Died 10/17/15 in San Antonio.Monterey, CASource:
Mercury News Obituary 10.23.15; Diocese of Monterey List 01.02.19; KSBW TV 01.02.19
John W.1962PConvictedDiocesanPled no contest 1980 to charge of Oral copulation of child. 5 yr probation. Probation was terminated in 1982, the felony reduced to misdemeanor in 1991 and later dismissed. Returned to active ministry in 1987. Retired in 1997 or 1998. Served as policechaplain prior to dismissal in 2002.Laicized 8/02 per USA Today article. Named in archdiocesan report.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 08.18.02; LA Times (chart) 08.18.02; USA Today 11.11.02; LA Archdiocesan Report, page 3 02.17.04; John Roe 4 vs Does, Cause No 1156450, Superior Court of California 08.27.04
LA Times Database 4.20.06
John H., Jr.1972PAccusedDiocesanSuspended 5/12 after a man reported Wisner touched him inappropriately at age 15 in 1982. Wisner denied sexual misconduct but confirmed time, location and circumstances surrounding the allegation. Wisner, a psychiatrist, had been parochial vicar at St. Agnes Parish in Roeland Park, KS since 1985. Also a full-time associate professor. Three claims sent to Vatican 11/12. Suit filed in 12/15 claimed Wisner of sexually abused a boy, ages 15-17, in the mid-1980s. Claimant said WIsner, who was also his doctor, held parties at a lake house, gave minors liquor, and sexually abused them. He said the priest/doctor took him on trips to CA, HI and the Cayman Islands. Laicization affirmed by the Vatican 3/12/18. In 10/18 still held MD licenses in KS and MO. As of 3/19 his medical licenses in MO and KS were no longer active.Kansas City, KSSource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Kansas City KS 05.09.12; 41 Action News 05.10.12; Fox 4 05.10.12; KCTV 05.10.12; SNAP Response 05.11.12; The Leven 05.16.12; Kansas City Star 11.03.12; KMBZ 11.03.12; The Leaven 10.25.13; Kansas City Star 12.18.15; The Leaven 05.25.18; Kansas City Star 06.20.18; The Associated Press 06.22.18; Shawnee Mission Post 06.28.18; Kansas City Star 09.24.18; Archdiocese of Kansas City KS List 01.25.19; Kansas City Star 03.19.19
WisniewskiDavid E.1981PAccusedDiocesanWisniewski was one of four priests removed from parish assignments 6/02 as result of the zero-tolerance policy resulting from the Dallas Bishops' Conference. Wisniewski was associate pastor for about two years at Notre Dame Church in Malone during the mid 1980s. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. No other information found. On diocese's list 11/13/18.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Press-Republican 07.02.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 12.31.03; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 05.26.18; Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18
Thomas J.1974PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexual abuse over a 3-yr period with a 15-yr- old boy, 1983-1987. Placed on leave 2002 with restrictions. Restrictions increased 2004. Ministry permanently restricted and he was living a supervised life. Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Testimony re him in 2012 Msgr. Lynn trial.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Daily News 09.22.05; Philadelphin Inquirer 09.27.05; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; CBS Philly 04.23.12; Palm Beach Post 04.23.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.23.12; North Country Now 03.14.18
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev.)
Frank C.1977PSettledDiocesanPer documents released in 2009, Diocese paid two men $20K each in 2004 to settle claims of abuse in late 1970s-early 1980s. Men say they were abused by Wissel and former Vicar General Genuario. Money was for "therapy" for 3 yrs. and settlements referred to "disputed claims." Accusers recently learned that the priests were still active. Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greenwich and founder of a home for underprivileged boys in Bridgeport. Both priests have denied allegations.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 12.11.09; Voice from the Desert 12.14.09; Hartford Courant 12.15.09; Greenwich Times 12.07.11
Assignments Compiled by Law Firm
Robert1961PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 2013. Restricted from public ministry in 10/18 due to credible allegations that he sexually abused minors early in his career.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit News 10.10.18; Fox 2 News 10.11.18; WXYZ 10.11.18
Detroit News 10.10.18
WittreichJohn1947PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 6/21/19. Deceased.Cleveland, OHSource:
Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
WitzofskyRichard H. BAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Removed from ministry 2002. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s. Died in 2003.St. Louis, MOSource:
Jesuits Central and Southern List 12.07.18
Jesuits Central and Southern List 12.07.18
WoerdemanRobert1954PAccusedBenedictineNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. One allegation noted, deemed credible by the St. Meinrad Archabbey Review Board. Woerdeman was laicized in 1975 and died in 2005.Evansville, INSource:
Diocese of Evansville List 02.22.19; WFIE TV 02.25.19
Diocese of Evansville List 02.22.19
WojtowiczLouis DAccusedDiocesanOrdained a deacon 4/19/97. Removed from public ministry 7/99. Dismissed from Mundelein Seminary 2/000. Died 4/13. Added to the archdiocese's list 11/29/18 of clergy with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Catholic 11.30.18
Casper G.1938PSettledDiocesanMonsignor. Cardinal Hayes High School teacher 1942-1969. Died 2/1/72. Subject of 10/17 settlement as part of Archdiocese's compensation fund. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.New York, NYSource:
ABC7 Eyewitness News 10.25.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; New York Daily News 10.26.17; Spectrum News NY1 10.26.17; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Jeff Anderson & Associates Timeline and Assignment History
WolfJames C.1957PAccusedCapuchinCivil suit alleges Wolf, Jim Buser and Gale Leifeld molested a man while he was a student at a Capuchin run high school and after graduation. The plaintiff is now a counselor for men abused by clergy and claims his therapy in 1992 revealed flashbacks. Case tried in 1995. Jury decided it was not filed within statute of limitations. Two of priests admitted abusing other boys but not Plaintiff in this case.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 02.11.95; Detroit Free Press 02.14.95; Detroit Free Press 03.29.95
Assignments: Assignment Record
WolfeBenedict1941PAccusedGlenmary Home MissionersPer the PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Wolfe molested a 17-yr-old girl in McConnellsburg PA in 1979, where he was assigned to St. Stephen's. The girl was visiting the area with her family; Wolfe invited the family to stay in the rectory. He gave the girl a private room, then sexually assauted her there during daily visits. Wolfe's victim reported him to the diocese years later. He died 4/20/97.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16
Norman Charles 1979PSuedCapuchin"Chuck." Accused in 2005 of abusing a 14-year-old boy while assigned to Church of the Good Shepherd in Shawnee in 1976 and 1977. Order's review board found allegations "believable." Accuser also filed civil suit which was later dismissed on SOL. He later received payment of $25K. On the archdiocese's list 1/25/19. On the Capuchin Province of Mid-America's list 3/1/19. Per Salina diocese, dismissed from Order 1987.Kansas City, KSSource:
Lawrence Journal-World 06.25.10; Archdiocese of Kansas City KS List 01.25.19; Capuchin Province of Mid-America List 03.01.19; Denver Post 03.28.19; The Register 03.29.19
WolfePhilip Mark1980PConvictedOFM FranciscanConvicted in 1989 of abuse of a boy. Sentenced to 1 year in jail and 5 years probation. Died by suicide in 1994. Named in Los Angeles Archdiocesan report with three accusers and incidents 1975-89. A 1991 civil suit settled 1992. He was at St. Anthony Seminary. A man sued Franciscans of CA in 2001 alleging that he was abused as a minor by Wolfe in 1982 in Portland, OR when Wolfe visited his family. Suit was settled 5/02 for $10K. Named as abuser in two suits filed fall 2009. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sex abuse of minors 1978-86 received 1988, 1993 and 2009, and that he left the order in 1991.Los Angeles, CASource:
1993 Report on Investigation of St Anthony's Seminary; John Roe 4 vs Does, Cause No 1156450, Superior Court of California; Undated letter--Independent Board of Inquiry re St Anthony Seminary; New York Times 12.01.93; LA Times (AP) 11.11.94; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; LA Archdiocesan Report, page 6 02.17.04; 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; Redacted v Franciscans, Cause No 1338630, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court, 12.11.09; KEYT 03.23.10; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
LA Times Database 4.20.06; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Robert G.1966PConvictedDiocesanReport to diocese in 1987 that Wolk sexually abused two PA brothers, starting for each when they were 12-year-old altar boys, and continuing over six years. Admitted in 9/87 to the "sexual relationships." Placed on leave. Sent to St. Luke's in MD for treatment.The brothers filed a police report; Wolk charged in 10/88. The two filed suit in 8/88, also accusing Revs. Francis Pucci and Richard Zula. Wolk pled guilty. Sentenced to jail (2 concurrent 5-10 yrs sentences.). May have abused one of the boys in Canada, VA, FL and OH. Report to diocese 10/03 of abuse of a boy in the mid-to-late 1980s at St. Thomas Moore in Bethel Park. Possibly laicized 2003. Per 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, in 10/17 a report made to diocese of abuse by Wolk and Rev. Francis Luddy of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese. Another allegation 3/09 of abuse of a 14- to 17-year-old boy beginning 1968 while Wolk was at St. Athanasius in West View. A man in 9/10 said Wolk and Rev. Leo Burchianti abused him as a child.Pittsburgh, PASource:
United Press International 10.11.88; United Press International 10.14.88; Associated Press 11.11.88; United Press International 04.03.90; USA Today 04.04.90; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.28.02; Miami New Times 04.17.03; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.15.03; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.28.04; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 09.28.05; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Gary P.1993PConvictedDiocesanConvicted in 2002 of abuse of a boy over a three-year period beginning when the boy was age five in about 1997. Sentenced to 15 years in prison. Trying for early release in 2006. Had abused another boy 25 years prior, but not prosecuted. Sent for therapy. Civil suit filed 4/04 and settled for $1.675M. Diocese asked Vatican to laicize him; pending 8/06. Laicized while in prison. Released after 12 years, in 2/15. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.28.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.05.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.17.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.01.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.15.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.21.04; Riverfront Times 06.16.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.18.04; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.26.04; Belleville News Democrat 08.27.04; Belleville News Democrat (AP) 08.15.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.15.06; Statement by Archdiocese of St Louis in St Louis Review 08.18.06; KMOX 08.17.10; The Irish Waterfront 04.28.13; St Louis Today 02.24.15; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.05.19
Bruce1967PSuedBenedictineName released to public 7/29/06. Accused in 2004 of two allegations of "sexual misconduct early in the 1980s" as reported by a former St. John's Abbey student. May have had his faculties permanently removed prior to his death 24//09. Named in two newsuits filed 12/09 alleged abuse in 1971 and 1984-1986. Claims settled 3/11 in conjunction with others re Abbey. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by Abbey 12/09/13. Suit filed 4/12/16 by former St. John's Prep student claiming abuse by Wollmering and Rev.Thomas Andert 1970-71.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Raw Story 11/25/15; St Cloud Times 07.29.06; Star Tribune 08.02.06; St Cloud Times 08.06.06; St Cloud Times 08.10.06; St Cloud Times 08.19.06; St Cloud Times 08.24.06; The Record 09.07.06; St Cloud Times 09.10.06; Star Tribune 09.15.06; St John's Abbey Obituary 02.04.09; Minnesota Public Radio 12.08.09; Star Tribune 12.08.09; KSAX 12.09.09; St Cloud Times 12.09.09; Hastings Star-Gazette 12.23.09; Catholic News Service 03.29.11; St Cloud Times 03.29.11; St Cloud Times 03.29.11; Star Tribune 03.29.11; Star Tribune 03.30.11; St Cloud Times 04.01.11; Star Tribune 12.08.13; KARE 11 12.09.13; Pioneer Press 12.09.13; St Cloud Times 12.09.13; St John's Abbey Official Statement 12.09.13; Star Tribune 12.09.13; MN Transparency Initiative 01.19.16; Pioneer Press 04.12.16
Steven J1980PSentencedRedemptoristRetired priest from NY. Admitted allowing children to sleep with him while he was nude. Pleaded guilty in 2008 to 'involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 13' for abuse of an 8-year-old boy 2006-2007. Up for parole in 8/16.Scranton, PASource:
Wayne Independent 03.19.08; Wayne Independent 08.14.08; New York Daily News 10.24.16; SNAP 10.25.16; The Times-Tribune 10.29.16; Wayne Independent 02.16.17
Assignments: Assignment Record
Adalbert1958PAccusedT.O.R. FranciscansOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Wolski, with claims of sexual abuse of minors. Cathedral High School in St. Cloud appears to be his only assignment in the diocese. Spent time in Paraguay in 1960s. Died 1/3/12 at St. Bernardine Monastery in PA, age 80. Named in PA AG's 3/15/16 Grand Jury Report. Per report, abused 3 boys, ages 10-11,1963-67, at an Altoona PA parish. Said to have taken little boys into parish offices and fondled their genitals. Bishop Adamec and T.O.R. Provincial Giles Schinelli learned of allegations 1991. Robert D'Avdersa, T.O.R. and Adamec assigned Wolski to hospital ministry. Schinelli, D'Aversa and Anthony M. Criscitelli, T.O.R. were criminally charged 3/15/16 with child endangerment and conspiracy related to the Wolski case and other T.O.R. Franciscan child sex abusers under their supervision. On Wheeling-Charleston list late 2018; there 1990-91.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Plain Dealer Obituary 01.07.12; 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; St Cloud Times 01.31.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14; PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16; WCBC 03.15.16; We Are Central PA 03.15.16
Assignments: Assignment Record; PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
Mark1967PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on Administrative Leave 5/10 after complaint that Wolski sexually abused a 15- to 17-year-old boy 1968 -1970. Much of the abuse was said to have occurred at St. Barnabas in Depew, and at Wolski's cottage in Angola. Wolski had been a member of Diocesan Review Board and Children's Hospital chaplain. He retired in 2012. Allegations substantiated, per diocese in 12/18. On diocese's list 1/19.Buffalo, NYSource:
WIVB 05.31.18; WKBW 05.31.18; WKBW 05.31.18; WKBW 12.14.18; Buffalo News 01.07.19; WGRZ TV 01.07.19
WongTerrence BSuedMarianistAccused in a civil suit of abuse at St. Joseph High School in Alameda 1967-70. Died 4/19/97. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.Oakland, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Arthur L.1959PSuedDiocesanDied in 1983 at age 59. Accused in at least 39 lawsuits filed in 2002 and 2003. One person went to the archdiocese after Wood's death with claim that Wood had abused him. The archdiocese paid this man $10,500 in 1995 and provided counseling, in exchange for the man's promise of confidentiality. Many claims included in massive 6/03 settlement.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 05.01.02; Courier-Journal 05.09.02; Courier-Journal 05.10.02; Courier-Journal 05.11.02; Courier-Journal 05.17.02; Courier-Journal 05.18.02; Courier-Journal 05.22.02; Courier-Journal 06.08.02; Courier-Journal 06.15.02; Courier-Journal 06.27.02; Courier-Journal 07.31.02; Courier-Journal 08.23.02; Courier-Journal 09.02.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier Journal 11.07.18; Archdiocese of Louisville List 02.11.19
Courier-Journal 10.13.02 (add'l article); Courier-Journal 1.22.03 (add'l article); Courier-Journal 4.16.03 (add'l article); Courier-Journal 6.11.03 (add'l article); Page on Sexual Abuse and Cover-Up in the Louisville Archdiocese, part 1 4/22/11; Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
WoodBruce E. (Michael)1984PAccusedDiocesanFull name Bruce Edward (Michael) Wood. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/31/19. Worked in the diocese 7/84-6/88. Died 6/22/17.Amarillo, TXSource:
Diocese of Amarillo List 01.31.19
John J. {Jack}1950PSuedJesuitWood was added as a defendant in existing litigation 10/07. He is accused of abuse in Chevak, AK. He served in rural Alaska for approximately 12 yrs. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Wood died 03/11/97.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Fairbanks News-Miner 11.03.07; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10
Assignments: Assignment Record
Robert W1974PAccusedDiocesanWood was removed from his parish assignment in August 2003. He wrote in the parish bulletin that his removal was due to an alleged incident 16 years prior. Wood had previously served as parochial vicar at another parish for 13 years before being transferred in 2001. No information provided as to victims or type of abuse. Included in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.10.03; Buffalo News 09.11.03; Buffalo News 09.14.03; Buffalo News 02.28.18; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
WoodWilliam  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Yakima diocese on its list 7/9/19. It notes that Wood received treatment, was incardinated into the Diocese of Gary, then the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and that he left the Catholic Church in 1981. Deceased.Yakima, WASource:
Diocese of Yakima List 07.09.19
WoodkaRaymond1966PAccusedJosephiteNamed publicly as accused by the Beaumont diocese on its list updated 4/24/19. Died 9/22/02. Assigned to Sacred Heart in Port Arthur in the 1970s and to Our Mother of Mercy, where he was pastor 1978 -1987.Beaumont, TXSource:
Diocese of Beaumont List Updated 04.24.19; Port Arthur News 04.25.19
WorczakPaul F.1968PAccusedDiocesanIn 4/02 a man told the diocese that Worczak molested him when he was age 11 in 1971, at Holy Family in Watertown. The priest allegedly touched the boy inappropriately and later kissed him. Worczak's accuser said there were other victims. Bishop Barbarito kept Worczak in active ministry until 3/03. Parishioners said they were not informed as to why he was removed. The diocese offered to pay for counseling (past or future) but refused to admit to liability, saying the statute of limitations had passed. On diocese's list 11/13/18.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Watertown Daily Times (NY) 07.02.03; Sun Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 01.06.04; Watertown Daily Times 02.24.10; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 05.23.18; WWTV 10.11.18; Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18
North County Now 03.14.18
Benedict1987PSuedBenedictineWas a religious brother, "Br. Michael" with Brothers of the Holy Rosary (F.S.R.). Worked in Reno diocese; taught at Manogue High School 1974-78, directed CYO program. Ordained a Benedictine priest in 1987. Taught at Delbarton School in NJ for 18 years. In 6/12 a man joined in an existing suit against Delbarton Schoo to allege abuse in 1980s by Worry. Worry had been removed from assignment 1/12 and sent to St. Mary's Abbey after allegation of misconduct with an individual in 1990s. Said to be under strict supervision. It is believed there are two separate accusers.Newark, NJSource:
Miner Messenger Spring 2011; Morristown Patch 06.05.12; The Record [North Jersey] 06.05.12; Under The Green Wave 06.05.12; WHTC 06.05.12; NJ WKXW-FM Radio 06.06.12; Star-Ledger 06.06.12; Courthouse News Service 03.26.15; NJcom 03.03.17
James1972PAccusedDiocesanPer 8/02 article, Worsley was accused in 1993 of molesting a boy for 4 years when he was at St. Paul's Catholic Center. Police investigated but no charges filed because statute of limitations had expired. Worley admitted the abuse. Left active priesthood in 1994. Article says he was "defrocked." Unable to determine if he was actually laicized.Boise, IDSource:
Per email from Diocese of Boise to SF; Idaho Statesman 08.11.02; KATU 05.19.05; Orange County Weekly 06.14.10; Orange County Weekly 07.15.10
WorzallaVincent1915PAccusedDiocesanAssigned to Holy Cross in Minneapolis 1915-1951 and Holy Trinity in St. Paul 1951-1962. Died 1962. Worzalla's name was included on the archdiocese's list 11/3/17 of clergy with claims of substantiated abused against them.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis Statement 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17
St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese Assignment Record
Clementine1925BAccusedOFM FranciscanName among Franciscan alleged clergy perpetrators of sexual abuse in 12/14 court document related to Gallup NM diocese's bankruptcy case. Assigned to St. Isabel Mission in Lukachukai AZ in 1965, and Sacred Heart Parish in Waterflow NM 1966-1970. Died 8/03/86 in St. Michael's AZ.Gallup, NMSource:
Gallup Bankruptcy Motion 10.30.14; Gallup Independent 12.03.14
John J. BSuedMarianistSued 2002 by a man alleging sexual abuse by Woulfe and Rev. William A. Christensen at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis, when the boy was age 15-17. On appeal, the MO Supreme Court ruled that repressed memories were admissible and the suit was not time-barred. New accusations received 9/11 and confirmed by letters to school alumni in 2012. Woulfe was at school for 9 years before leaving the Order in 1977. He died in 2005. New suit filed by one man 4/9/14 alleges abuse at Chaminade Prep in approximately 1970. Another suit filed 11/15 accused Woulfe of repeated sex abuse of Chaminade student 1968-71, including masturbation and oral sex during "college counseling" meetings.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post Dispatch 06.10.02; St Louis Daily Record 06.02.05; Missouri Lawyers Weekly 06.06.05; Kansas City Star (AP) 09.08.05; Missouri Supreme Court Ruling 06.13.06; St Louis Post-Dispatch 09.06.07; Connecticut Post 12.08.09; SNAP Statement 03.22.11; Fox 2 02.07.12; KMOX 02.07.12; KSDK 02.07.12; KSDK 02.07.12; SNAP Statement 02.07.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.07.12; The Patch 02.07.12; The Patch 02.07.12; The Republic 02.07.12; KSDK 02.08.12; KMOX 02.14.12; Berger's Beat 04.09.14; SNAP Statement 04.09.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.09.14; Riverfront Times 11.05.15; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.05.15; St Louis Post-Dispatch 12.09.15; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.28.19
WozniakLouis J. 1951PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/31/19. Retired 1999. Removed from ministry in 2015.Austin, TXSource:
Diocese of Austin List 01.31.19; KVUE 02.01.19
Benjamin L.1961PSettledJesuitTaught at Jesuit high schools in TX and New Orleans LA before 35-year career as Asian History and Zen teacher at Loyola University in New Orleans. Left priesthood to marry in 1996. Died in 2006. Accused in 9/16 lawsuit of sexually assaulting and raping a girl on campus hundreds of times 1978-85, beginning when the girl was age 5. Her grandmother worked at the University. Wren's accuser said he told her that if she told their "special secret" she and her family would die and go to hell. Settlement announced in 7/18. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18. On Jesuits' Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18.New Orleans, LASource:
University of Hawaii Press 2007; Times Picayune 07.21.06; The Advocate 09.02.16; Advocate 01.27.17; New Orleans Advocate 07.09.18; Fox 8 WVUE 07.10.18; Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18; Loyola Maroon 11.02.18; Jesuits Central and Southern Province List 12.07.18
Assignments: Assignment Record; Jesuits Southern and Central Province List 12.07.18
Joel A SConvictedDiocesanSeminarian at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus OH. Arrested by federal agents in San Diego 1/29/16 on charges related to allegedly seeking to travel to Mexico to adopt and have sex with multiple female infants. Per court documents, Wright tried to adopt a baby from Mexico in 2014. His mother told news media that at least 40 dioceses and religious orders rejected his applications prior to his admission to Pontifical College. The college dismissed him after his arrest. Pled not guilty in U.S. District Court 2/25/16. Pled guilty in a plea agreement 4/13/16. Sentenced 7/1/16 to 16 years in federal prison and lifetime supervision. On diocese's list 10/31/18.Steubenville, OHSource:
San Diego Union-Tribune; US Customs and Immigration Enforcement 01.29.16; KTLA 01.30.16; Fox 28 01.31.16; Heavy 01.31.16; WDUN 01.31.16; 10TV 02.01.16; WCAX 02.01.16; 10TV 02.02.16; NBC4i 02.02.16; New York Times 02.02.16; Worthy Adversary 02.02.16; 10TV 02.03.16; 10TV 02.03.16; BuzzFeed 02.03.16; TV10 02.08.16; WCBE 02.10.16; Courthouse News Service [San Diego CA] 02.25.16; NBC4i 02.25.16; Columbus Dispatch 03.21.16; NBC4i 03.21.16; SNAP 03.21.16; NBC4i 03.22.16; Courthouse News Service 04.13.16; KRQE 04.13.16; Los Angeles Times 04.13.16; NBC San Diego 04.13.16; 10TV 04.14.16; Catholic Review 04.25.16; 10 News 07.01.16; 10 TV 07.01.16; CBS 8 07.01.16; Cincinnati com 07.01.16; Los Angeles Times 07.01.16; Times of San Diego 07.01.16; Freethinker (UK) 07.05.16; Diocese of Steubenville List 10.31.18; WTOV 10.31.18; WTOV 07.02.26
WTOV 02.04.16
WunderLouis W.1961PSettledDiocesanTwo claims against Wunder were included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims. Earliest claimed abuse occurred in 1960s, apparently during his assignments in Clear Lake and/or Dubuque. Served at Sacred Heart in Waterloo from 1969-75 and on faculty at Columbus High School from 1974 through 1975. Died 01/28/90. At least 1 claim included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.Dubuque, IASource:
CBS 2 08.28.13; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; Radio Iowa 08.28.13; SNAP Statement 08.28.13; Telegraph-Herald 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
Camillus1953PAccusedOSBIn 2004 a man complained to St. Benedict's Abbey that Wurtz had molested him when the man was a boarding student at Maur Hill-Mount Academy during the 1960s. The abbot kept Wurtz in ministry until 2/04, after the Review Board deemed the allegation credible and recommended Wurtz's removal. Still a priest at St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison as of a 2/06 website post. Died 8/16/13.Kansas City, KSSource:
Atchison (KS) Daily Globe 02.05.04; Lawrence Journal-World 06.24.10; Arensberg Pruett Funeral Home 08.16.13; Archdiocese of Kansas City KS List 01.25.19
WyrschLouis1964PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced 12/07 that it had recently received a credible allegation against Wyrsch involving abuse of a minor approximately 40 yrs before. He worked in Poplar Bluff and Joplin before taking leaving in 1969. He returned as a chaplain at SW Missouri State College in 1970. Wyrsch left active ministry again in 1973, was laicized in 1989, and died in 1997.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Springfield News-Leader 12.30.07; Springfield News-Leader 01.01.08; Joplin Globe 05.01.17
Assignments: 12.28.07
James R.1967PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 2003 after review of old allegation of sexual misconduct involving a minor. When allegation first raised, officials didn't have enough info to proceed. It is now deemed "substantive" after further investigation. Allegation is at least15 yrs old and incident is said to have occurred just after Wysocki's 1967 ordination. 2nd allegation of abuse in early 1970s of teenage youth was made in 2004. Vatican ordered church trial. Vatican permanently barred from ministry per 4/20/07 announcementDetroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 2.3.03; Port Huron Times Herald (MI) 2.7.03; Port Huron Times Herald 3.8.04; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 06.18.03; Detroit Free Press 01.12.04; Detroit News 01.12.04; Port Huron Times Herald 01.17.04; Detroit Free Press 08.13.04; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07; Times Herald [Marine City MI] 04.21.07
Benjamin1950PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least 2 girls in 1950s and 1970s. At least one claim settled for undisclosed sum in 1997. Woman alleged he raped her in 1960s when she was student and again in 1970s when she was married. One Plaintiff said she identified multiple other victims. Wysolmerski died in 1994. Allegations against him mentioned at 8/08 trial against Edward Paquette and Diocese.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 04.27.02; Burlington Free Press 04.20.06; Burlington Free Press 04.30.06; Burlington Free Press 08.19.08; VTdigger 10.21.18
Robert1959PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002 as "retired." Accused of abuse of teenage girls in 1960s. Parents were complaining of his behavior as early as 1973. Named in civil suit in 2004. In 2005 the Vatican upheld Cardinal Maida's decision to permanently remove him from pastoral duties. Died of heart attack 1/07.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 10.09; Detroit Free Press 1.3.07; Detroit Free Press 06.28.02; Detroit News 06.28.02; Arch. of Detroit News Release 06.30.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 05.27.05

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