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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
Wachter
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
Wadeson
John H.1969PAccusedDivine 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. Has been banned from working in LA Archdiocese but in 2014 he was found working as a priest in Guam. He has apparently been working there since at least 2000 when he identified himself to an "Australian priest of the Archdiocese of Agana in Guam, Micronesia." Guam Archdiocese Directory shows him to be incardinated in the archdiocese but assigned to Neocatechumenal Center in San Francisco, CA. Finally removed from active ministry 07/22/14 but archdiocese also admitted it knew of his past in 2000 when he was incardinated. As of 7/23/14, Wadeson has left Guam for an undisclosed destination, possibly San Francisco. He has denied all allegations. SF Archdiocese has also withdrawn his privileges as of 07/21/14.Los Angeles, CASource: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
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Wagner
Alphonse1944PAccusedDiocesanName appears on 7/08 Diocesan Review Board list of clergy "credibly acused" of sexual abuse. Accused of abuse of two male minors beginning in 1969. Died 1974.Davenport, IASource:
Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Hawk Eye 07.12.08
Assignments:
Catholic Messenger 7.17.08; BA.org Concise Assignment Record
Wagner
Dennis A.1978PConvictedDiocesanPleaded guilty in 1983 to assault and battery (reduced charge) involving 13 yr old boy. Placed on probation for 2 years and received indepth counseling. Never received another parish assignment but did work as a canon lawyer in Diocesan Tribunal Officeuntil his suspension 5/02. Apparently admitted in 1983 that he had molested more than one boy. Diocese received 6 substantiated allegations. Lots of treatment. Agreed to ask for laicization.Grand Rapids, MISource:
Associated Press 5.7.02; Grand Rapids Press 1.7.04; Grand Rapids Press 1.8.07; Grand Rapids Press 5.7.02; Grand Rapids Press 5.9.02; Grand Rapids Press 5.9.02; Grand Rapids Press 6.5.02; Grand Rapids Press 7.5.02; Grand Rapids Press 03.23.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.11.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.14.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.17.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.17.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
Wagner
Jerome A.1972PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 8/02. Was on Priest Placement Board and worked in a parish. Allegations arose in 1985 that Wagner had gotten a 15 yr old boy drunk and molested him. Boy's mother confronted Wagner and went to police. He stayed in parish for 8 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. In 2013, Police will receive personnel file to investigate 2001 allegation.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 3.3.12; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 7.9.04; Milwaukee Catholic Herald 06.13.02; Milwaukee Catholic Herald 09.19.02; 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; 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 A.G. 01.17.13; SNAP Press Release 01.17.13; SNAP Statement 01.24.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Wagner
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:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Wagner
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 publicallegations until Bishop Charron recommended laicization 9/19/03. Laicized 10/13/06.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
Assignments:
Des Moines Register 9.20.03
Wajda
Joseph1973PSettledDiocesanHis abuse of boys began within 2-3 months of ordination. Two 1989 civil suits allege Wajda abused at least two 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. He denied all abuse and appealed his case to review board. Still denies all allegations in 12/13 interview. Personnel file from St Paul Archdiocese released 07/09/14. Laicized in 2013 per 7/9/14 article.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
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walczak
Karl J. BAccusedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersServed as Principal of Damien H.S. in Honolulu for 10 yrs and as President of Brother Rice H.S. in Chicago for 12 yrs. Also worked in Calif. 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. Denies abuse.Chicago, ILSource:
O'Dea Relay 10.12; Letter from O'Dea High School 08.10.12; 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
Assignments:
Letter from Archbishop Sartain 11.12.12 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Walderman
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
Waldruff
Raymond PAccusedFranciscanMan filed suit 4/02 alleging that he had been sexually abused by Waldruff about 34 years before (approx 1968) when he was 11. Waldruff had apparently only been at the church for 2 months when abuse occurred. Man and his parents reported the abuse to a bishop who removed Waldruff from duty and sent him for treatment. Waldruff then assigned to another parish 40 miles down the road. Diocese said that Waldruff died in 1985.Owensboro, KYSource:
Associated Press 03.28.02; Courier-Journal 06.25.02; USA Today 07.24.02
Walk
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
Walker
Harry Dean1961PAccusedDiocesanWalker was accused for the first time in 2010 in claim filed in Bankruptcy Court. One man alleged abuse by Walker when he was 15 yr old parishioner at St. Francis de Sales church in Salisbury MD in the 1960s. Victim advocates say other accusers are known. Walker left active ministry in 1972 but still lives in Delaware. Fighting release of personnel files 2/12. 2/12 list of accused priests shows he has been laicized.Wilmington, DESource:
Catholic Priests of the Diocese of Wilmington: A Jubilee Year 2000 Commemoration; Diocese of Wilmington Parishes with Publicly Accused Priests; WDEL 01.13.11; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wallace
Donald L.1962PAccusedDiocesanParents of 4 boys accused Wallace in 1997 of "boundary violations" or inappropriate behavior. Wallace underwent treatment & assigned to hospital ministry in 1998 under supervision. He was reassigned to parish work in 2000. Retired in 2002 rather than undergo "further evaluation."Jefferson City, MOSource:
Columbia Daily Tribune 9.8.09; Associated Press 03.12.02; Associated Press 03.12.02; St. Louis Post Dispatch 03.12.02
Walleman
Kenneth T.1959PSuedJesuitNamed in 2003 civil suit. Accused of abuse of at least one student at St. Francis Mission, a Jesuit boarding school. He was former administrator at the school. School's principal said that Walleman had had a mental breakdown at another school and was sent to St. Francis where he would have less stress. Per 2002 OCD, he was living in Jesuit Community at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, WI (Milwaukee Archdiocese). Still alive as of 2014 and still living at St. CamillusRapid City, SDSource:
Pioneer Press in Washington Post 06.02.03; Website of Jesuits, Wisconsin Province accessed 05.06.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walls
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
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Walsh
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
Walsh
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
Walsh
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
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
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
WalshJames T.1949PSuedDiocesan3/05 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. Died 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
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 died on 4/24/81. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Report to Boston Archdiocese and MA AG 12.18.03; Settlement 07.22.07; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WalshLeonard Thomas1926PAccusedO.F.M.Died Oct. 1954. In 4/12, attorney Mitch Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Walsh. Abuse may have occurred in New Jersey. Walsh is accused of abusing a 9 yr old boy in 1953. Walsh also served in Brookline, MA, NY and CT.Boston, MASource:
Saint Bonaventure Faculty List 1859 to 1951/52; New York Journal-American 10.17.54; BishopAccountability.org 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:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh
Martin J.1974PAccusedDiocesanPerson made allegations in late 1997 of abuse of 14 yr old boy in approx 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 at age 58.Boston, MASource:
Murphy Memo 1.6.98; McCarthy Memo 12.12.97; Strickland Memo 11.04.03; The Pilot 06.29.07; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh
Michael2002PAccusedDiocesanWalsh, who was ordained in 6/02, was placed on leave in 7/02 after Grand Rapids diocese learned of 40 year old allegations of sexual abuse. Walsh was 65 and former Air Force Sergeant at time of his ordination. Allegations involved abuse of two children in another (unspecified) diocese, reportedly Catholic Memorial School in Boston Archdiocese. He was a Christian Brother at the time of the alleged abuse in 1986 and was accused of taking students on a camping trip and took sexually explicit and nude photos of them. He is deceased.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; Road to Recovery 06.15.14
WalshMilton T.1978PArrestedDiocesanAccused in 1984 of abuse of boy, under 14. Reported immediately to Arch. 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. Has been on leave since 2003.San Francisco, CASource:
Marin Independent Journal 7.2.03; NY Times 5.5.10; San Francisco Chronicle 10.05.02; Marin Independent Journal 06.10.03; San Francisco Chronicle 11.12.04; San Francisco 09.22.05; Associated Press 04.28.10; Times 04.30.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh
Oliver T.1960PAccusedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Walsh's name appears on Joliet Diocese list of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors as revised 3/12/13. The credible allegations were received after his death in 1975 and thus are shown as "unresolved" on the list. No further information known as of 4/14.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 PAccusedLegionnaires of ChristAccusations made in 2002 that Walsh abused at least 1 youth at high school in Center Harbor NH from 1992-1993 per records released by NH Atty General's office 3/03.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03
WalshPeter M.1982PConvictedFranciscanArrested 1993 in NJ. Convicted 1994 on 5 counts of child endangerment (he exposed himself to children) in Lyndhurst NJ. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation; ordered to have chaperone whenever he was in a car. In 6/04, a man reported to 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 has 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
Walsh
William J1954PAccusedJesuitWalsh was teaching in China in 1996 when 5 of his nieces accused him of abusing them decades earlier. They reported the abuse to the Jesuit Order and Walsh was recalled. Walsh was assigned to the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown Univ. Women made their allegations public in 1998 because the Order had not removed. He was then placed on leave.Washington, DCSource:
Georgetown Voice 04.23.98; Washington Post 12.02.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WalshWilliam M.1971PAccusedDiocesan"Third-hand" allegation investigated in 1980; not substantiated. Second investigation in 1991. At least 2 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. 1 case settled 2007. Voluntary laicization announced 7/19/11.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 2.1.04; Jamaica Plain Gazette 9.9.11; The Patch 9.1.11; The Pilot 2.6.04; Boston Herald 01.15.04; Associated Press 01.31.04; 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
Assignments:
BA.org 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
Walter
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:
BA.org 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
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
Ward
Bernard (Bernie)1977PConvictedSociety of Precious BloodWard, a former priest and current radio talk show host, was indicted on federal internet child porn charges 12/07. His attorney reports that charges relate back to events 3-4 yrs ago when Ward was researching a book. Left priesthood in 1979 or 1980. He reportedly emailed child porn pictures to a woman who immediately turned him over to police & FBI. Originally pled not guilty. In 5/08 he pled guilty to 1 count. 5/08 articles allege abuse when he was still priest. Sentenced 8/08 to 7+ yrs.San Francisco, 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
Assignments:
San Francisco Chronicle 5.09.08 (add'l article); ABC News 5.09.08 (add'l article); Press Democrat 5.10.08 (add'l article); KGO 5.15.08 (add'l article); San Jose Mercury News 8.28.08 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Ward
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
Ward
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
Ward
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 (because no victim). Man came forward 2/02 to allege abuse in mid-1970s & Ward suspended. 2004 voluntary laicization announced 2005. Living in Pembroke as of 10/08. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 2.8.02; Boston Globe 3.5.03; Boston Herald 2.8.02; Boston Herald 12.02.02; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 02.12.05; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Wicked Local Somerville 08.30.11
Assignments:
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:
BA.org Assignment Record
Warner
John F.1970PAccusedDiocesanBishop Murry 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 yrs previously. Warner was assigned to Saint Edward Parish in Youngstown at the time. Diocese review board has found allegation credible but Warner has denied the allegations. In 2013, Diocese said he was living in another state under supervision.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
Assignments:
BA.org 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
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.
Warren
Chet J.1957PSettledOblates of St. Francis de SalesAccused of abusing more than 10 girls, in what Bishop Blair called "grievously sinful and criminal acts." Ritual abuse alleged. Settlements exceed $1.2M. Expelled from order in 1993. Barred from the parish and school by court order in Aug. 2006. Laicized in approx. 1993 or 1994.Toledo, OHSource:
Docese of Toledo Status Report 4.8.08; Toledo Blade 12.1.02 (Major Account-Pt. 2); 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
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
WarrenUnknown BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersCivil 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 Washington from 1940s through 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.Seattle, WASource:
R.E...v. Archbioship of Seattle..; King Cty; # 04-2-00112-9SEA; Seattle Times 01.08.04
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
Weaver
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
Weaver
Patrick1963PConvictedDiocesanWeaver was a "spiritual adviser" to Bishop Guilfoyle. Original accusation rec'd in 1966. Diocese did nothing except promote and transfer him. Arrested 1985 and 1986 and charged with sex crimes. Convicted and placed on probation. Abused at least 6 boys. Named in 1994 RICO lawsuit. Permanently suspended. All RICO claims settled 3/03.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
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 severalpriests who asked a judge to block diocese from turning over past medical records to the prosecutor's office. Charges against Weber were investigated by a grand jury in 2002. Case has been sent to the Vatican for consideration as of 6/07.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 5.5.02; Plain Dealer 04.12.02; Plain Dealer 04.26.02; Diocese of Cleveland Statement 06.14.07
Assignments:
BA.org 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
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Weber
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
WeertsWalter M.1960PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty in 1986 to abuse of 3 boys and was sentenced to 6 yrs in prison. Presentencing report says Weerts was sexually involved with boys for at least 18 yrs and officials knew of his problems. Served approx. 3 yrs. Was laicized during or shortly after release from prison. Diocese settled w/ 3 in 1987. 8 more claims settled 2004 for total of $1.2M. New suit filed 11/07 alleged abuse from 1968-1970.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
Wegenek
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 BrothersServed in MN from 1953 to 1972, in IN from 1973 to 1974 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 Crosier order, 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 05.22.14St. 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
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14; Assignment Record from Archdiocese of St Paul 05.22.14
Wehmann
Mark H.2003PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 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 had previously been reported to police but no criminal charges filed. Remaining incidents have now been reported to authorities. He has also recently served as part-time chaplain at Fairview Univ. Hospital and as chaplain for Chisago County Jail facility. Matter is under further review.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
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wehmeyer
Curtis Carl2001PConvictedDiocesanConvicted of DWI 2009. Also tried to pick up teenage boys. Sentenced to 90 days jail; served 4 days & two years supervised probation. Removed 6/12 from Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul after complaint of misconduct involving 2 minors. Arrested 6/22/12 on charges of sexual assault. One youth told police the abuse covered two year period. Criminal charges filed 9/12. Child porn charges filed 10/12. Pled guilty 11/8/12. Permanently removed 11/12. Sentenced to prison for 5 yrs 2/1/13. New lawsuit 1/30/14. Information from personnel file released 3/31/14.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
Assignments:
BA.org 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:
BA.org 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
WeisenbornJohn George1939PSuedDiocesanWas Father of the Sacred Heart. Caught 3 times in 1964 by Washington, D.C., police re homosexual relations with boys before being sent to NM for treatment. He lived at Via Coeli Center but worked in parishes. Later resumed full time as parish priest. Man filed suit 10/11 against Santa Fe AD & Servants of the Paraclete alleging priest sexually abused him for 3 yrs in 1960s while at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Albuquerque. Suit settled 11/12. In residence at a parish per 1989 OCD. Died 1991Santa Fe, NMSource:
FindAGrave.com n.d.; Albuquerque Journal 11.17.12; Westport News 11.17.12
Weitensteiner
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
Assignments:
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)
Weithman
Martin "Marty" V.1980PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave 7/02 after allegation he molested a teenage boy over a 6-yr period in late 1980s. Weithman 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 2.3.03; Columbus Dispatch 07.28.02; Columbus Dispatch 07.30.02; Columbus Dispatch 10.10.02; Columbus Dispatch 01.30.03; 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
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
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
Welch
Leo1952PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least 2 boys between 1959-1961 in 2002 civil suit. while he was assigned to Immaculate Conception parish in Bellevue. He admitted abuse in 2002. Left active priesthood in 1965 without permission and became certified social worker in 1974. Fired in 2002.Toledo, OHSource:
Associated Press 7.5.02; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 4.8.08; Toledo Blade 12.1.02 (Major Account); Toledo Blade 12.1.02 (Major Account--pt. 3); Toledo Blade 12.1.02 (Major Account-Pt 2); Associated Press 06.24.02; Associated Press 07.14.02; 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
Weldon (Bp)
Christopher J.1929PSuedDiocesanServed as Bishop of Springfield from 1950-1977. Accused of having knowledge of many abusers in Diocese. Died in 1982. Sued in 2005. Accused of abuse of one boy from age 11-16. Plaintiff was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), several other priests, Bp.Weldon and another Bishop. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Diocese stated that it "found no basis of credibility to the claims." Claim NOT settled in 11/08 settlement.Springfield, MASource:
Springfield Republican 3.1.04; Springfield Republican 8.3.04; Statement by Bishop Dupre n.d.; Springfield Republican 03.19.82; 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.org list of U.S. Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08; The Republican 12.03.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wellinger
John W.1970PSuedDiocesanWellinger took a personal leave 6/95. Three months later a young man came forward to allege that Wellinger had abused him in 1989. Diocese removed Wellinger from active priesthood 3/03 when he failed to return from leave (for health purposes). Suit filed 2004. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Died 2011. New allegation made 9/12 but not revealed until 4/13.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
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
Welsh
Joseph L.1968PAccusedDiocesanPer docs released in 9/02, officials were warned in 1995(3?) and again in 2001 that Welsh had abused children in two parishes. He was promoted in 1997 anyway. One woman complained in 1993 that Welsh had raped her son. Another mom wrote to the archdiocese in 2001. Removed 2/02 & resigned 3/02 "as requested" after 3 brothers complained of abuse over 20 yr period. In seminary with 5 other known abusers. Last known to be living in Carver. Assigned to life of prayer & penance 2004.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 3.3.02; Boston Globe 02.20.02; Patriot Ledger 02.20.02; Patriot Ledger 02.21.02; Boston Globe 09.13.02; Patriot Ledger 12.19.02; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Welsh
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
Assignments:
Catholic Messenger 7.17.08; BA.org Concise Assignment Record
Wempe
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
Assignments:
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
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
WendtPirmin1924PAccusedBenedictineWendt 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 will 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.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
Wenig
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:
BA.org Assignment Record
Weniger
Lawrence P. PAccusedDiocesanAccused of fondling several boys in mid-1960s at Sacred Heart School and Church in Luzerne . One accuser says he cannot believe that diocese did not know of Weniger's behavior. Weniger died in 1972. Then-Bishop Timlin admitted in 2002 that several allegations had been received after Weniger's death.Scranton, PASource:
Wilkes Barre Times Leader 7.9.06; Wilkes Barre Times Leader 07.30.06
Assignments:
Times Leader 7.9.06
Werner
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
WernetCarl< 1953PSuedDiocesanIn 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 7 other women came forward. The 8 women filed suit in 9/03 alleging abuse between 1953-1967. Suit dismissed 2/97 on limitations issue. 21 more women (and men) came forward to allege abuse. Wernet's personnel filed destroyed when he died in 1980. At least one parent had complained to Diocese earlier.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 2.6.97; Plain Dealer 9.4.93; Plain Dealer 11.01.92; Plain Dealer 07.26.95; Cleveland Plain Dealer 03.11.02; CBS 60 Minutes 06.12.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wert
William C.1986PConvictedCarmelitePreviously worked in CA. Charged in 1997 in D.C. re abuse of 14 yr old boy. Convicted 9/07 of simple assault; sentenced to 180 days in jail & 5 yrs probation. Living at Order's retirement home in FL when arrested in Venice FL 2/1/11; accused of sex w/14 yr old boy between 9/10 and 1/11. Father told police when found improper messages on boy's phone. Civil suit filed 3/11. Order pd $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 1997 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
WertzGerald "Jerry"1988PSuedSalesianCivil suit filed 2/24/11 accuses Wertz of abuse of one 15 yr old youth at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower between 1993-1994 . He was a teacher and counselor at the school at the time of the alleged abuse. Boy reported the abuse at the time but Wertz was not disciplined. He is currently believed to be living at Salesian Provincial Residence in San Francisco (1 block away from Cathedral school).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
Westhoff
Frank D.1961PAccusedDiocesanAfter accusation that he abused 14-year-old in the sacristy of St. Patrick Church, Decatur, Ill., in June, 1966, Westhoff was transferred to Crosier Seminary, Onmia, MN, where he served from 1986 -1987. In 1987 he was sent to Jefferson City, MO diocese. Last assignment in Mo ended in 2000. Retired in 2003. Died Jan., 2006. At least one additional molestation cases was reported to Jefferson City Diocese in 2006.Springfield, ILSource:
KOMU 5.7.12; Tributes.com n.d.
Weston
Michael Howard1973PAccusedDiocesanNewly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan Report of 3.23.06. Resigned 9.93. Laicized 10/09. Personnel file released 01/14 show he was working in Chicago in 1970s when at least one allegation received. Archdiocese did nothing. In 2003, Review board found allegations credible .Later worked as chaplain for Western Michigan Univ. 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:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wetzler
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 that Wetzler was innocent. Article says that the youth had indeed been abused by a counselor but that Wetzler had never acted as a counselor. RETURNED TO ACTIVE STATUS 2/03.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 5.4.07; Spokesman Review 5.5.07; 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
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
WhalenDonald PSuedDiocesanWhalen is named as an abuser of one youth in civil suit filed 2/26/04. Plaintiff says he was abused as a minor between 1964-1965 when Whalen was assigned to St. John Vianney Parish in NY City. Whalen would take him to a cabana in the Rockaways and abuse him there. Whalen died prior to 2004.New York, NYSource:
Perez et al v. Parrakow, et al, Supreme Court of NY, County of NY, 02.26.04; Newsday 02.28.04
WheelerWilliam PSuedDiocesan In 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 nun and that a 2nd priest fathered a child on their sister. Died 1994.Wichita, KSSource:
Witchita Eagle 05.21.96; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10
WhelanDonald< 1959PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2/26/04 suit of sexually abusing a boy in 1964-65, beginning at age 12. Alleged abuse 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.New York, NYSource:
Complaint 02.26.04; Newsday 02.28.04
Whelan
Stephen (Steve)1969PSuedSalesianEditor of Salesian Bulletin in 1997. Civll suit filed 2003 by man alleging abuse by Whelan when he was a student at Salesian High School 1969-early 1970s. Still active as of 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. Finally removed from ministry.Oakland, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; Contra Costa Times 7.8.06; San Jose Mercury News 4.1.08; SF Weekly 1.5.06; ABC 7, 03.23.05; San Francisco 09.22.05; 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; Renew America 08.26.08; Huffington Post 11.04.10
Assignments:
Bay Citizen 4.23.11 (add'l article); Joey Piscitelli Blog 7.1.12 (add'l article)
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.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Press-Republican 7.2.02; Sun-Sentinel 7.3.03; Watertown Daily Times 1.6.04
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
White
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
Assignments:
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; BA.org 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:
BA.org Assignment Record
White
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
White
Louis Paul1975PAccusedDiocesanMan told Archdiocese in 2008 that White and 2 other priests had molested him as a minor at San Fernando Cathedral between 1978-1982. White left ministry in 1988 and was laicized in 1989. In 2009 Archdiocese told public of the allegation against Whilte and of previous allegations that had been "handled" at that time. One man filed civil suit 11/18/10 re 1976-1977 abuse. Case with Archdiocese settled 1/7/13 just before trial. A separate Default Judgment for $181M taken against White who represented himself but did not show for the trial..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
Assignments:
Archdiocese of San Antonio Updated Assignment Record
WhiteMyles Patrick1968PConvictedDiocesanWhite's abuse came to light in 1992 when he donated a video tape of parade to garage sale. The tape contained a 30 minute segment of White having sex w/ boy. When police arrested him, he was destroying pictures of boys. Removed 1992. Sentenced to 4 yrs prison in 1993 in Illinois and similar sentence in Indiana. Released from prison 1995. At least 4 suits settled by 11/95, including one where victim had killed himself 20 yrs after the abuse. Died 2012. Named in new civil suit 5/13.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
WhitePaul BSettledOFM Cap.Attorney Garabedian announced settlement 9/13 on behalf of one woman who accused White of abusing her in 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
White
Paul David1961PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave in 1972 after chosing to remove himself from parish life in 1970 and to teach in a public school in Haverhill. Eventually left priesthood. Allegations first received 1996 and the former altar boy filed suit 6/98 alledging abuse by White from 1964-1971. 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 canonicallyBoston, 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
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
WhiteWilliam F.1968PAccusedDiocesan11 men have accused White of abuse between 1961 & 1993 when they were teens. Placed on leave in 1993. Diocese had complaints in 1979. In 1987 the Church received more complaints when family reported he had tried to molest 2 brothers on the night of their father's wake.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
White
William T.1958PSettledDiocesanMan told archdiocese in 1997 he had been abused by White for 3 years in 1970s when he was high school student. Accuser settled with archdiocese in 1998 for $100K. White was working in Palm Beach, Florida when accusations made. He was allowed to continue working after evaluation until 2002 when he was removed from teaching position at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. Also named in 2/26/04 civil suit by man who alleged abuse between 1959-1961 at Holy Cross Parish.New York, NYSource:
Journal News 4.03.02 (in collection of articles); NY Post 4.12.02 (in collection of articles); 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
Whiteley
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 now a flight attendant.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Columbia Daily Tribune 8.6.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 9.6.91; Columbia Missourian 2.9.92; Columbia Missourian 8.4.91; Columbia Missourian 9.6.91; Columbia Missourian 9.7.90; Rolla Daily News 8.2.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 09.12.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 09.19.91; 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
Assignments:
Journal of Religion & Abuse 6.2 2004 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
WhittenCarlton E.1961PAccusedJesuitPlaced on leave 12/07 and moved from his residence at Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose) to Sacred Heart, the Jesuit center in Los Gatos while his order investigated "an alleged recent incident of improper touching involving a 17 yr old youth while on a pastoral assignment" in White Salmon, WA. Whitten is semi-retired and often filled in along the western coast states for priests on vacation or leave. Adult porn was also found on computer that Whitten used. Still living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos as of 2012 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:
BA.org Assignment Record
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 PSuedDiocesanOne woman filed suit 2004 claiming that Wichmanowski molested her for a year, beginning when she was 12. He would give her wine and would have sex with her 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.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.29.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07
Widera
Siegfried Francis1967PIndictedDiocesanArrested and convicted 1973 for sexual perversion w/ 11 yr old boy. Other charges dropped. Sent to Orange, CA; they knew of his behavior. Indicted 2002 on 33 felony accounts. Committed suicide in Mexico in 2003. 9 Civil suits filed in CA and 3 in WI. WIcases 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 w/ Milwaukee 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
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Orange County Weekly 3.4.05; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Wieber
Raymond H.1969PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing male teens. Lawsuit (later dropped) accusing Wieber of using alcohol and LSD in repeated and systematic sexual abuse in 1969-1970. He ran a popular youth program during the 1970s. Warnings about his character were noted in Wieber's personnel file even before his ordination but the Diocese made no efforts to supervise him. Wieber may even have been in therapy much earlier in his career. Died 1993.Lafayette, INSource:
Journal & Courier 2.1.04; Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.17.97
Wieberg
John R.1918PAccusedDiocesanWorked in parishes in St. Charles Co. and in several rural parishes in Advance, Charleston (later part of Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese) and Arcadia, Mo. Abp Carlson announced 3/16/11 that several individuals (at least 5) have come forward in recent years to accuse Wieberg, who died in1963, of abuse almost 50 yrs previously. One man, now 80, said he was abused in 1940 at age 9. Reports were found credible by archdiocesan Review Board.St. Louis, MOSource:
Berger's Beat 1.1.11; 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
Wiebler
William F.1955PSuedDiocesanAccusations of abuse made to Church in 1970s-1980s. Retired 1991. Several suits pending. Some claims settled in Davenport's 2004 settlement. One mediated to $180K settlement. Bishop ordered him to Vianney Renewal center in 2002 but he left 2004. Refused to return. Laicized 5/06. 12 more plaintiffs filed suit 5/06. Also worked in Jackson MS diocese. Died 9/06. Diocese acknowledged total of 29 accusers.Davenport, IASource:
Des Moines Register 7.8.04; Quad-City Times 4.2.04; Quad-City Times 4.8.07; 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
Assignments:
Iowa City Press-Citizen 2.11.08 (add'l article); Quad-City Times 7.10.08 (add'l article); Quad-City Times 7.18.08 (add'l article); BA.org Concise Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record; Catholic Messenger 7.17.08
Wiecek
Ron1971PAccusedHoly Order of the Most Precious BloodFirst allegations made public 1/10 and he was placed on leave. One article says he attempted to pick up a gay man approx. 30 yrs before. Another said his privileges were removed after report that he "overzealously spanked" a boy appro. 35 yrs previouslywhile working in Santa Rosa Diocese. He had been in Monterey for 20 years. The Order recalled him to Ohio immediately.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Fox 35 KCBA.com 01.25.10; TheCalifornian.com 01.25.10; Californian 01.26.10
Wiejata
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
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (Rev)
Wielebski
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
Wiggins
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
Assignments:
News Journal 11.16.06
WigglesworthWayne E.1960s ?PaccusedJosephiteWorked 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:
NWI.com 1.7.11; Post Tribune 9.2.09; Post-Tribune 8.7.12; Post Tribune 08.21.09; NWI.com 08.26.09; NWI.com 08.31.09; MyFoxChicago.com 09.17.09; NWI.com 11.07.09; Post-Tribune 01.26.11; Post-Tribune 01.28.11
WilcoxGordon PSuedDiocesanin 2004 suit against Donald Eagleson which was partially settled in 2005. Wilcox was named as an abuser of 1 male student in 1971 at Moreau High School in Hayward. Died Oct. 4, 1984.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Press Democrat 07.21.06; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08
Wild
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 serving in Haiti for 2 years; recalled to Evansville after woman notified the Diocese. Decided to leave the priesthood but did not applied for laicization. In 3/04 he was living in Nashville, TN.Evansville, INSource:
Beliefnet.com 6.02; Associated Press 05.31.02; Associated Press 06.15.02; Associated Press 06.20.02; Courier & Press 03.21.04
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
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
WilkuskiLeonard F.1964PAccusedDiocesanWilkuski resigned from parish and was placed on leave 5/02 after acknowledging an allegation of sexual misconduct which occurred "much earlier" in his ministry. No further information provided.Saginaw, MISource:
Grand Rapids Press 05.13.02; Associated Press 06.12.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
Willenborg
Henry1976PAccusedFranciscanAccused of a 5 yr affair in IL with a woman beginning in 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 for 7 mo. Original woman gave birth to his son after his return. She received support from Order over the years but made matter public 10/09 because the 22 yr old son had terminal cancer and mom also had cancer. Diocese placed him on leave pending investigation. Son died 12/09.Superior, WISource:
Quincy News 7.1.10; 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 (U.K.) 04.17.10; Berger's Beat 07.29.10
Assignments:
Response by Diocese of Springfield 8.5.10 (add'l article); State Journal-Register 8.6.10 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Willett
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
Williams
J. Kendrick1963PAccusedDiocesanResigned 2002 after accusations by 3 altar boys that he abused them while part of Louisville Archdiocese. Accused of abuse of another altar boy while at Covington diocese. He was serving as 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 ever filed. He is not in public ministry.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
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Williams
Joseph N.1969PConvictedDiocesanWilliams, who left the priesthood in late 1970s and later became an attorney, was sentenced to life in prison w/o parole 12/30/08 on charges he raped an 8 yr old boy in 1992. Rape occurred at a nursing home where boy had gone to visit family. While a priest,Williams also served as chaplain at Lorain Catholic High School. Williams also sexually molested a 12 yr old boy for 3 yrs beginning in 1984.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 12.30.08; Plain Dealer 12.30.08; Chronicle-Telegram 12.31.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Williams
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
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 9.08.02
Willis
Alfred PSuedDiocesanSued 2003. Accused of abuse in 1970s. 1 suit settled 2004 for $170K. At least two suits pending 4/06. Placed on leave 1980; laicized 1985. Named in 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. Currently believed to be living in Virginia.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 4.7.04; Burlington Free Press 6.2.07; Times Argus 4.2.06; Burlington Free Press 04.30.06; Burlington Free Press 03.20.07; Burlington Free Press 04.23.07; 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
Assignments:
Rutland Herald 7.1.07 (add'l article); Burlington Free Press 10.6.07 (add'l article); Burlington Free Press 11.23.07 (add'l article); Burlington Free Press 10.9.09 (add'l article); VT Supreme Court Decision: Turner V. Roman Catholic Diocese (2008-003); BA.org Assignment Record
WilsonDozia1972PSettledDiocesanAlbany NY officials knew in 1976 about Wilson's relationships with young boys. Police ultimatum forced Diocese to transfer him to Boston after complaints about incident involving Wilson and young boys at a motel. Back to Albany in 1980 after Boston complaints.1 suit settled for $500K. 2nd suit filed. Placed on leave 1990 and "gave up his priesthood in 1993." 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; 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
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
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
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 filed6/12 in another case. More than one accuser.Gallup, NMSource:
Gallup Independent 07.31.12; Gallup Independent 11.11.13
WiltGeorge1959PAccusedDiocesanWoman 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 all accusations. Diocese investigated and cleared him. Retiredin 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.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
Wilwerding
Albert1956PSuedDiocesanTommie 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 committed suicide 1985; W sentfor 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. 1 civil suit filed 2006; settled 2007.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
Assignments:
Des Moines Register 9.20.03
Winston
William L.1986PConvictedDiocesanAccused of abuse of boy between 1999-2002. He was married Episcopal priest who became Catholic priest. Also accused of physically abusing his wife. Placed on leave by diocese in 2005 and has asked to be laicized. Sentenced to jail for 180 days 5/06.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
WinterkornRobert J.1956PAccusedDiocesanAllegations of abuse beginning about 1983. Assigned St. John the Evangelist Church. Bishop rquested resignation after Winterkorn admitted to a long-term sexual relationship with a female parishioner that began when she was a minor. No criminal charges filed. His privileges were removed. After canonical process, he was assigned to life of prayer & penance per 6/7/12 notice from diocese.Rochester, NYSource:
Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Post Standard 09.30.93; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Democrat and Chronicle 07.25.05
Wirks
Dennis T.1969PAccusedDiocesanWirks' name on list released by Cleveland Diocese in April 2002 of priests no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. Wirks is one of three priests who served at St. Josephs of Avon Lake who have been accused of abuse. No further information has been located.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02
Assignments:
BA.org 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:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wishard
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
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
WisnerJohn H.1972PAccusedDiocesanWisner was removed after Archdiocese announced 5/12 that it had received report from man who alleged that Wisner had touched him inappropriately at age 15 in 1982 during youth outing. Wisner denied sexual misconduct but confirmed time, location and circumstances surrounding the allegation. Wisner, a medical doctor, had served as a parochial vicar at St. Agnes Parish in Roeland Park, KS since 1985 and is a full-time associate professor. Three claims against Wisner sent to Vatican 11/12.Kansas City, KSSource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Kansas City KS 5.9.12; 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
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 assoc. 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.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Press-Republican 7.2.02; Sun-Sentinel 7.3.03; Watertown Daily Times 1.6.04
Wisniewski
Thomas J.1974PAccusedDiocesanAccused of 3 yr relationship with a 15 yr old boy from 1983-1987. Placed on leave 2002 with restrictions. Restrictions increased 2004. Ministry is permanently restricted and he is 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
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev.)
Wissel
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. Wissel is pastor at 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
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:
BA.org Assignment Record
WolfeNorman C. "Chuck" PSuedCapuchinAccused in 2005 of abusing a 14 yr 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 issues. He later received payment of $25K.Kansas City, KSSource:
Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10
WolfePhilip Mark1980PConvictedFranciscanConvicted 1989 of abuse of 1 boy. 1 yr jail and 5 yrs probation. Committed suicide 1994. Named in Los Angeles Archdiocesan report with 3 accusers and incidents from 1975-1989. 1991 civil suit settled 1992. He was at St. Anthony Seminary. Man sued Franciscans of California in 2001 alleging that he was abused by Wolfe in 1982 in Portland, Oregon when Wolfe visited his family. Suit was settled 5/02 for $10K. Named as abuser in 2 suits filed fall 2009.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
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Wolk
Robert G.< 1972PConvictedDiocesanWolk, Francis Pucci and Richard Zula accused of abuse of two brothers in the 1980s' Wolk began abusing both boys when they were 12. He was placed on leave in 1987 and indicted in 1988. Sentenced to jail (2 concurrent 5-10 yrs sentences.). Wolk is alsosuspected of abuse in Pennsylvania, Florida and Canada. Believe he was voluntarily laicized in 2003. Diocese also admitted settling a civil suit out of court. On Sex Offender Registry in FL 1/10 and 11/13..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
Wolken
Gary P.1993PConvictedDiocesanConvicted 2002 of abuse of boy over a 3 yr period beginning about 1997 when he was 5 yrs old. Sentenced to 15 yrs in prison. Trying for early release in 2006. Had abused another boy 25 yrs ago but not prosecuted. Sent for therapy. He was in therapy when he abused this plaintiff. Civil suit filed 4/04 and settled for $1.675M. Diocese asked Vatican to laicize him; pending 8/06. Up for parole 8/10. Unable to locate him in prison system 11/13.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
Wollmering
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 in 2/09. 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.St. Cloud, MNSource:
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
Wolpert
Steven J.1980PSentencedRedemptoristWolpert, "a retired" priest from NY was sentenced 8/08 to 9-18 years for sexually molesting an 8 yr old boy in 2006-2007. He admitted allowing "kids" to sleep with him while he was nude.Scranton, PASource:
Wayne Independent 03.19.08; Wayne Independent 08.14.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WolskiAdelbert1958PAccusedT.O.R. FranciscansOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Wolski, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on when the abuse occurred but 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 Ohio at age 80.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Obituary in Plain Dealer 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
WongTerrence PSuedMarianistAccused in civil suit of abuse at St. Joseph High School in Alameda between 1967-1970. Died April 19, 1997. Not listed in 1989 Catholic Directory.Oakland, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 4.1.08
Wood
Arthur L.1959 ?PSuedDiocesanDied in 1983 at age 59. Wood was named in at least 39 lawsuits filed in 2002 and 2003 alleging that he abused children. Only Louis E. Miller has more victims in Louisville. One person went to archdiocese after Wood's death with claim that Wood had abused him. The archdiocese paid this man $10,500 in 1995 and provided counseling. Many claims included in massive 6/03 settlement.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 5.1.02; Courier-Journal 5.9.02; Courier-Journal 6.8.02; Courier-Journal 9.2.02; Courier-Journal 9.29.02 (Major Account); 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 06.15.02; Courier-Journal 06.27.02; Courier-Journal 07.31.02; Courier-Journal 08.23.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02
Assignments:
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); BA.org Page on Sexual Abuse and Cover-Up in the Louisville Archdiocese, part 1 4/22/11; Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Wood
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:
BA.org Assignment Record
WoodRobert W.1974PAccusedDiocesanWood 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 yrs ago. Wood had previously served as parochia vicar at another parish for 13 years before being transferred to current assignment in 2001. No information provided as to victims or type of abuse.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.10.03; Buffalo News 09.11.03; Buffalo News 09.14.03
WorczakPaul F.1968PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 2003 after a victim came forward 3/03 to tell diocese officials that Worczak had molested him. Man says when he was 11 in 1971 Worczak touched him inappropriately and later kissed him. Worczak was assigned to Holy Family Church, Watertown at the time. Man met twice with Bishop. Diocese offered to pay for counseling (past or future) but refused to admit to liability, saying statute of limitations had passed.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Sun Sentinel 7.3.03; Watertown Daily Times (NY) 7.2.03; Watertown Daily Times 1.6.04; Watertown Daily Times 02.24.10
WorryBenedict1987PSuedBenedictineIn 6/12 a man joined in an existing suit against Delbarton School to allege abuse in 1980s by Worry, a teacher at the school for 18 years. Worry had been removed from assignment 1/12 and sent to St. Mary's Abbey after allegation of misconduct with an individual in 1990s. He is under strict supervision. It is believed there are two separate accusers.Newark, NJSource:
Morristown Patch 6.5.12; NorthJersey.com 6.5.12; Star-Ledger 6.6.12; Under The Green Wave 6.5.12; WHTC 6.5.12; New Jersey 101.5 06.06.12
Worsley
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
Woulfe
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 admissable 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 yrs 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.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
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
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
WurtzCamillus1953PAccusedOSBIn 2004 man complained to Abbot at St. Benedict's Abbey that Wurtz had molested him when he was a boarding student at Maur Hill-Mount Academy during the 1960s. Abbot left Wurtz in his job until Review Board decided that the behavior did amount to sexual misconduct with a minor and recommened that Abbot remove Wurtz from his duties. This was done 2/04. Still priest at St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison as of 2/06 website post.Kansas City, KSSource:
Atchison (KS) Daily Globe 2.5.04; Lawrence Journal-World 06.24.10
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 1997Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Springfield News-Leader 1.1.08; Springfield News-Leader 12.30.07
Assignments:
KY3.com 12.28.07
Wysocki
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
Wysolmerski
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. Died in 1994. Allegations against Wysolmerski 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
Wyzgoski
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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