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QuaidEdward George1911PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Pastor of St. Mary's in Oswego 1935-1964. Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Deceased.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Oswego County News 12.05.18
Ralph1978PAccusedDiocesanRemoved in 5/02 from his assignment as a hospital chaplain due to allegations that he sexually abused a minor in the early years of his ministry. Ordered not to wear priestly garb or represent himself as a priest. Laicization announced 5/05. Included on the diocese's list 6/10/19.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 08.01.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Associated Press 05.25.05; Michigan Catholic 05.27.05; Statement by Archdiocese of Detroit 05.27.05; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
QuatannensJohn C.1936PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. Report in 2009 of incidents 1971-1972. Quatannens died in 1994.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18
QueenanWilliam J.1960PSettledUnknownIn a civil suit filed 4/4/14, a man alleged he was abused by Queenan at age 14 in 1968 when he was a student at St. Stephen's Seminary and Queenan was a teacher. He claimed he told then-priest, later-Bishop, Joseph Ferrario, who also abused him. In the same suit, the man said he was abused by Br. Robert Brouillette and Br. Thomas Ford (both known abusers) in 1970 when he transferred to Damien Memorial High School. Damien Memorial was run by the Irish Christian Brothers. Another man received a settlement in 3/16, claiming abuse by Queenan and Fr Anthony Pascale at St. Stephen's, and by Fr Francis Daubert years earlier.Honolulu, HISource:
Complaint in John Roe No 27 v Congregation of Christian Brothers et al, Cause No 14-1-0855-4, First Circuit Court Hawaii 04.04.14; Media Statement from Jeff Anderson & Assoc 04.07.14; Honolulu Civil Beat 03.15.16; Honolulu Civil Beat 04.26.16
QuezadaOmar  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Lubbock diocese on its list 1/31/19. It notes that he was assigned to a parish in 2003, but never served. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003.Lubbock, TXSource:
Diocese of Lubbock List 01.31.19
Harry1962PAccusedDiocesanSealed documents opened in 2014 revealed that church officials forced Quick into counseling in 1977 after allegations from a Eunice LA church. The 1977 memo noted that "it was assumed every time he moved it was because there was some complaint of molestation." Named as child molester in former Bishop Frey's January 1988 deposition. Quick denied abusing boys (at least two) but did admit to relationship with a seminarian. Died in 1994.Lafayette, LASource:
Advertiser 08.23.14; The Advocate 09.07.14; Daily Advertiser 08.09.17; KATC 01.13.19
QuickWilliam1934PAccusedDiocesanDeceased. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Central Kitsap Reporter 01.15.16; KIRO 01.15.16; KUOW 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
Harold (Harry) F.1960PSettledDiocesanAllegation in the late 1990s. Settled. Quigg continued as a priest. Review Board Report of 6/04 identified Quigg as one of four priests where there was insufficient evident to support an allegation of abuse of a minor. Board admitted that it was sufficient evidence to prove he did sexually abuse a 17-year-old (church age of consent at the time was 16). Board stated Quigg's actions were so egregious that he was unsuitable for the priesthood. Supposedly removed from ministry, but archdiocese has admitted that he continued to perform baptisms and other services and priestly duties at other local churches. Retired in 2000. Laicization reported in 7/5/15 church bulletin. Died in 11/15. Name included on archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Named in suit filed 5/17/16.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Archdiocesan Case Review Board Report, page 4, 06.01.04; Review Board Letter to Archbishop Brunett 12.20.04; SNAP Press Release 03.24.14; SNAP Statement 03.24.14; Carroll and McKay Letter to Archbishop Sartain 05.06.14; My Northwest 05.06.14; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 05.06.14; Statement by Archdiocese of Seattle 05.06.14; Catholic Culture 05.07.14; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 05.07.14; SNAP Statement 05.08.14; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 05.12.14; SNAP Statement 05.13.14; National Catholic Reporter 05.15.14; St Bridget Bulletin 07.05.15; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; KIRO 01.15.16; KUOW 01.15.16; Seattle PI 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; Bellevue Reporter 01.21.16; Kirkland Reporter 01.25.16; National Catholic Reporter 01.27.16; Seattle Times 01.30.16
Assignments: Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
Dominic BAccusedFranciscanSuspended in 9/14 from assignment at American Martyrs parish in Queens after accusation he sexually abused a male St. Francis Prep student in 2003. D.A. launched investigation. Status of case unknown in 5/16.New York, NYSource:
New York Daily News 10.01.14
QuigleyPatrick W.1981PConvictedDiocesanAssignments in Manhattan, Staten Island and Stony Point. Pled guilty in 12/94 to offering several teenage boys in Haverstraw Village money for sex. Received probation and sent to treatment in Maryland for "alcoholism." Absent on Leave until laicized in 12/05. Last known to be living in Brick, NJ. Died 4/04/10. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.New York, NYSource:
Albany Times Union (AP) 09.10.94; Journal News (NY) 06.19.02; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05; Ancient Faces website accessed 09.22.15; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
Bro. Mark/Fr. Andrew1990BAccusedFranciscan Brothers of Christ the KingNamed as credibly accused on the Davenport diocese's Creditors Committee website in 8/07. A man alleged abuse by Bro.Quillen and another religious brother in 1977 when the man was a minor seminary student. He said he told Bishop O'Keefe in 1977, but no action. Quillen was ordained in 1990 for the Benedictines and changed his name to Fr. Andrew Quillen. Name (Bro. Mark) on Davenport's 7/08 list, noting one minor accuser and one adult accuser. Davenport diocese didn't add his new name (Fr. Andrew) until confronted by investigative reporters in 10/18. Sent to treatment in 2003 by Benedictines, then put on "safety plan." Living at Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, MA, without faculties. On Burlington diocese's list 8/22/19 as Mark L. Quillen; worked as a priest in Burlington 1990-94.Davenport, IASource:
Blog on Franciscan Brothers of Christ the King - Davenport, Iowa 04.23.03; Catholic Online 08.08.07; Davenport Diocese Creditors Committee Website 08.27.07; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Quad-City Times 07.13.08; Diocese of Davenport List 07.14.08; Revised Diocesan List of Credible Allegations 05.21.09; WBZ TV 10.12.18; Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19; Seven Days 08.22.19
Catholic Messenger 07.17.08; Concise Assignment Record; Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19
Celestine1957PSuedCapuchinAccused of abuse of four St. Francis of Assisi parish altar boys 1957-62, per 2003 civil suit. HIs accusers said he also abused other altar boys, and that he "rushed through mass" so he could molest them. One mother reportedly told authorities, after which Quinlan was transferred to WIllitis CA. (Part of the San Francisco archdiocese until the Santa Rosa diocese was established in 1/62.) Plaintiffs' attorney said that the Church told them that Quinlan had been sent to an Indian reservation in Arizona to pay penance for his sins. Quinlan died in 1970. Listed in L.A. Archdiocesan report. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Assigned there 1962-68.Los Angeles, CASource:
City News Service 10.01.03; Associated Press 10.02.03; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Times 02.18.04; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
LA Times Database 04.20.06
QuinlanNicholas1932PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 11/8/18. Retired in 1972. Died in 1981.Savannah, GASource:
Diocese of Savannah List 11.08.18
QuinnJames A.1967PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry. Taught in 1970s and 1980s at Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton. Diocesan chaplain for the deaf, parish pastor in Binghamton and Endwell.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18
James F.1958PSuedDiocesanDirector of the Office of Vocation Promotion, camp director youth leader, pastor. Placed on leave 5/03 pending investigation of allegations that he sexually abused and exploited a youth, starting at age 13, 1963-70. Suit filed 5/03 (later dismissed on SOL) also claimed Quinn was negligent in death of a camper in 1968 and that Diocese covered for him. Suit on this matter filed 6/04. In 12/04 Diocese cleared him to return to ministry after finding insufficient evidence. Died 2/1/13. Per news in 12/18, Diocese received a complaint in 2014 from another man alleging abuse by Quinn in the late 1980s. Included on Diocese's list 12/3/18, after the Review Board determined that the allegations 2003 of abuse of a boy 1963-70 were credible. Quinn allegedly plied the boy with alcohol, gave him cash and gifts, would beat him if he resisted. Suit filed 2/19.Syracuse, NYSource:
Post-Standard 05.08.03; Post-Standard 07.29.03; Associated Press 11.18.03; Utica Observer-Dispatch 05.25.04; Observer-Dispatch 06.15.04; Associated Press 08.18.04; Zumpany v Quinn, 1312 CA 04-00798 NY Appellate Court 11.19.04; Post-Standard 12.16.04; Associated Press 07.01.05; NY Law Journal 07.18.05; Newsday 12.15.05; Appeals Court Opinion 02.21.06; Observer Dispatch (AP) 02.22.06; Syracuse Post Standard 02.03.13; New York Daily News 04.08.16; Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Observer-Dispatch 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.18.18; Post-Standard 02.14.19; Rome Sentinel 02.20.19
Assignments: Assignment Record
QuinnJohn  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 9/12/17. The list shows Quinn to have been a priest of the Manchester diocese. Assigned in 1960 to Villa Madre de Dios in Santa Fe.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Justin J.1953PAccusedDiocesanParish priest, director of Holy Family High School in New Bedford. Also worked at St. Mary's Home for Children where, per his obituary, he was "father figure to many children." Died 6/14/96. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of those with substantiated allegations of the sexual abuse of minors.Fall River, MASource:
ObitCentral 06.14.96; South Coast Today 11.24.97; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Lawrence J.1971PAccusedDiocesanAccused in two separate complaints filed with the archdiocese compensation program in 9/17 and 10/17 of the sexual abuse of boys, one under age 11 1990-1996, the other age 12-14 in 1999-2001. The incidents allegedly occurred while Quinn was assigned to Our Lady of Mercy in the Bronx. He denied the allegations.New York, NYSource:
CBS 11.09.17; New York Daily News 11.09.17; NY1 News 11.09.17; Washington Heights Patch 11.09.17
QuinnLawrence T. 1967PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Quinn eligible for the IRCP. Died in 2004.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Quiroz Reyes Guido Miguel1944PAccusedO.F.M.Assigned to Apostolate for Spanish Speaking People in Lancaster, PA 1976-80. Moved in 1980 to the Diocese of El Paso, TX and by 1984 was in the Diocese of Victoria,TX, where he was incardinated in 1986. Died 5/15/08. Name included on Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Noted to have multiple allegations of child sex abuse against him. Included in PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. On the El Paso and Victoria dioceses' lists 1/31/19.Harrisburg, PASource:
Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of El Paso List 01.31.19; Diocese of Victoria List 01.31.19
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

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