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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
Saalfeld
Charles A.1946PAccusedJesuitWorked as a teacher in Tacoma and Yakima, WA as well as in the Diocese of Fairbanks, AK. One pending claim against Saalfeld shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/15/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1974-78. Assigned during that time to Our Lay of the Snows in Nulato, AK. Died 03/05/78.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Fairbanks News-Miner 09.16.58; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Sabadish
Joseph F.1945PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of a young brother and sister in early 1960s. Also a suspect in the rape and murder of a young girl but never charged. He did pass a polygraph. Died 1999. Named in 2006 civil suit. Suit dismissed by lower court and dismissal upheld by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Bucks County Courier Times 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Bucks County Courier Times 10.04.05; Magnum v Philadelphia Archdiocese et al, 06.14.06; Law com 11.07.07; Bucks County Courier Times 08.26.18; Morning Call 09.15.18
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
SabasJohn P./John Pascal1954PSettledDiocesanSabas was accused of having sexually abused at least one 14-year-old boy during the summer of 1964. Sabas's alleged victim reported the abuse to the diocese in 1974, during Bishop Joseph McShea's tenure. When Sabas's accuser discovered in 1989 that the priest was still assigned to parish work, he sued Sabas and the Allentown diocese; the case was settled out of court for $40,000 in 1991. The diocese reportedly had assured the man several times that he was only victim. Sabas died in 1996. Shown as still active in the 1993 Catholic Directory. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list.Allentown, PASource:
Allen Morning Call 06.16.02; Morning Call 01.14.04; Express Times 02.27.04; Morning Call 03.29.04; Morning Call 06.21.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
SabatinoLawrence A.1955PAccusedDiocesanA Lewiston family told the bishop and police in 1958 that Sabatino had sexually abused their 6-year-old daughter. The bishop transferred him to St. Peter's parish. At least 13 other women have come forward as of 2005 (and more later) to allege that he abused them as children at that parish. During much of his time at St. Peter's he was supervised by another priest, J. Romani, who has also been accused of abuse. Died in 1990.Portland, MESource:
Maine AG Document Production 05.27.05; Maine AG Document Production 05.27.05; Bangor Daily News 05.28.05; Portland Press Herald 06.05.05; Portland Press Herald 06.05.05; Portland Press Herald 06.05.05; Portland Press Herald 06.05.05; Foster's Daily Democrat 06.06.05; Portland Press Herald (AP) 07.04.05; Maine AG Document Production 07.08.05; Portland Press Herald 07.17.05; Portland Press Herald 10.14.05; Portland Press Herald 0 12.05.09
SabatinoRobert A.1956PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 10/29/18. Noted to be deceased.Youngstown, OHSource:
WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18
SabelBarbara NAccusedSisters of St. FrancisSister of St. Francis of Oldenburg, IN. Died 7/20/80. Named publicly as accused by the Great Falls-Billings diocese on its list 8/21/18.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Findagrave accessed 04.01.19
Sabog
Henry B.1960PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 2005 lawsuit of molesting a 12-year-old girl in 1964, while assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel. Sabog denied the allegations. Died 5/22/17.Honolulu, HISource:
KGMB Channel 9 12.22.05; Honolulu Star Bulletin 12.23.05
SabotorMichael  ?PSettledDiocesanAt least one claim was included in the Diocese's $4.5M settlement in 11/08 with 59 plaintiffs.Springfield, MASource:
Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
Saccacio
Robert J.1961PSuedDiocesanPlaced on leave and then "retired" in 5/02, after allegations he abused a teenager in the 1960s. Faculties removed. Named in one of two multimillion dollar suits filed against the diocese in 4/03, with claims he abused an altar boy in the 1970s. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse 1973-75 of a boy ages 12-14. The boy attended St. John of God in Central Islip. Included on the diocese's list in 3/21, which notes alleged abuse at parishes in Hicksville, Greenlawn and Central Islip, among other places.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 05.04.02; Babylon (NY) Beacon 05.16.02; Newsday 06.28.02; Newsday 04.15.03; Long Island Weekly News 08.19.19; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Sadowski, Jr.
Edward J.1979DConvictedDiocesanDeacon. Arrested in MA in 2001 after arranging over the internet to meet someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl. He wanted sex and to take pornographic photos of the girl. He also sent nude photos of himself. Diocese immediately placed him on leave. Sentenced 2002 to two years in prison and five years probation. Also arrested in RI on similar charges. Arrested again in RI 12/09 on internet solicitation and child porn. Convicted 5/10. In Prison 2/11. Case referred to Vatican. On diocese's list 7/1/19.Providence, RISource:
Boston Globe 07.28.01; Boston Herald 07.28.01; Providence Journal-Bulletin 07.28.01; Providence Journal-Bulletin 10.19.01; Providence Journal-Bulletin 11.16.01; Providence Journal-Bulletin 01.27.02; WPRI 12.21.09; Providence Journal-Bulletin 12.22.09; Diocese of Providence List 07.01.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Providence Assignment Record
Sajdak
Ronald1996PReinstatedDiocesanSuspended in 11/18, over six months after the diocese received an allegation that Sajdak had sexually abused a boy. The abuse allegedly occurred over a 10-year period, beginning when the boy was ages 13 or 14. Per the diocese, his accuser is two and a half years younger than the priest and the "conduct" ended 15 years prior to his ordination. On recommendation of the Review Board 12/20/18, Sajdak was returned to active ministry.Buffalo, NYSource:
WKBW 11.04.18; Diocese of Buffalo 12.21.18
Salamandra
Francis L.1961PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Removed from ministry.Camden, NJSource:
Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
SalamoneAnthony BSettledConventual FranciscanCalled Br. Francis Dominic. Five civil suits filed in 2002 alleged abuse 1972-73. Transferred to Chicago in 1980. Left Order in 1989. It is believed all five were settled in the massive 6/03 settlement with the archdiocese.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 06.08.02; Courier-Journal 06.15.02; Courier-Journal 08.26.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 10.24.02
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Salamone
Michael J.1975PSettledDiocesanSalamone was the subject in 11/17 of a settlement offer from the diocese's Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP), to a man who had contacted the diocese in 1994 alleging Salamone sexually abused him at ages 14 and 15 in the early 1980s. On diocese's list in 2/19. It notes that Salamone was permanently removed from ministry 4/2/02.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Bishop Daily letter to Victim's Parents 11.23.94; Bishop Daily Letter to Victim 01.19.95; Brooklyn Chancellor Letter to Victim 01.19.95; Diocese of Brooklyn IRCP 11.27.17; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Salanitro
Alfred J.1989PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from St. Bernadette's in Bellevue 12/11 after allegation that Salanitro abused a boy 1991-94, beginning when he was 11 and Salanitro was assigned to Holy Cross in Omaha. He denied the allegations and took voluntary leave. Matter was reported to DA's office and police. Review Board found allegation credible and referred to Vatican. Canonical trial ordered in Omaha. Laicization announced 11/22/13. On archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes reports in 2011 and 2012 of abuse 1990-94. Three victims.Omaha, NESource:
Omaha World-Herald 12.16.11; The Republic 12.16.11; WETV 12.16.11; WOWT 12.16.11; KPTM 12.17.11; KETV 02.17.12; WOWT 02.17.12; Omaha World Herald 02.18.12; KETV 01.11.13; Omaha World-Herald 01.11.13; SNAP Statement 01.11.13; WOWT 01.11.13; Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise 11.22.13; SNAP Statement 11.22.13; WOWT 11.22.13; Omaha World Herald 11.23.13; Omaha World Herald 11.24.13; The Catholic Voice 12.03.18; Archdiocese of Omaha List updated 06.01.19
Salazar
Alexander1984PAccusedDiocesanElevated to Auxiliary Bishop in 2004. Per news in 12/18, investigated by law enforcement in 2002 for an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, when he was a parish priest. Salazar denied wrongdoing. The archdiocese said it didn't learn of the allegation until 2005. Vatican investigated and reportedly imposed precautionary measures. Archdiocesan oversight board reviewed the case and deemed the allegation credible. Pope Francis accepted Salazar's resignation 12/19/18.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Statement 12.19.18; Associated Press 12.19.18; Bishop-Accountability 12.19.18; Catholic News Service 12.19.18; CNN 12.19.18; Reuters 12.19.18; Orange County Regiester 12.20.18; Associated Press 12.30.18; Archdiocese of Los Angeles 12.06.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles 12.06.19
SalazarArmando  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Report to archdiocese in 2016 of incidents in about 1967. Salazar died in 1972.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18
Salazar
Cesar1993DAccusedDiocesanPer July 2003 articles, Salazar had just been placed on leave while the diocese investigated charges that he downloaded child pornography. Charges first surfaced in 2001. Police found over 100 images but declined to file charges because of lack of evidence. FBI also investigated. Salazar was sent for counseling. Laicized at some point.Orange, CASource:
OC Register 07.20.03; LA Times 07.26.03; LA Times 07.26.03; OC Register 07.29.03; LA Times 07.30.03; LA Times 07.30.03; OC Weekly 12.29.03; Diocese of Orange 08.12.16
SalazarMario1979PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted. Deceased.Newark, NJSource:
Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19; Archdiocese of Newark Tobin Letter 02.13.19
SalazarOscar PAccusedDiocesanAccused of groping a 17-year-old boy in 1996 at Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Deltona. Not charged because boy and family declined to do so. Removed from assignment and sent to St. Luke's for treatment. Diocese made no public announcement until 2/97. Bishop said Salazar would never be assigned in the diocese and would not be recommended for assignment in another diocese.Orlando, FLSource:
Orlando Sentinel 02.04.97; Lakeland Ledger 04.08.02
Salazar-Jimenez
John Anthony1984PConvictedPiaristSued 1986. Convicted 1987of molesting two boys in Los Angeles. Sentenced to six years; served four. Banned for life from L.A. Moved to Amarillo diocese in 1991. Two 2002 CA criminal charges dropped in 2003. Charged in 2003 with assault of 18-year-old in Dallas. Convicted 7/1/05. Life sentence. Laicization announced 2/05. New trial ordered 9/11. Accepted plea bargain 2013; released for time served. Claims settled in CA and TX 2007-08. CA personnel files released 1/13. Pled guilty 12/30/13 to more charges in TX; 10-year sentence. On Amarillo diocese's list 1/31/19; worked in diocese 7/91-7/02.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 12.14.86; San Jose Mercury News (Major Accounts) 12.31.87; LA Times 06.20.88; Amarillo Globe 06.27.02; Amarillo Globe 07.09.02; Los Angeles New Times 08.15.02; LA Times 08.18.02; NY Times 08.24.02; LA Times 11.26.02; LA Daily News 07.01.03; Dallas Morning News 01.19.04; LA Archdiocesan Report page 6 02.17.04; Amarillo Globe 02.06.05; Dallas Morning News 06.23.05; Dallas Morning News 06.24.05; Dallas Morning News 07.01.05; Dallas Morning News 07.06.05; LA Times 07.18.07; Dallas Morning News 10.31.11; LA Daily News 10.12.12; Mercury News 04.15.13; Washington Post 04.15.13; My Plain View 04.20.13; The NECN 06.19.13; Amarillo Globe News 07.23.13; Amarillo Globe-News 08.27.13; MyHighPlains 08.27.13; LA Times 12.30.13; LA Times 12.30.13; Amarillo Globe-News 12.31.13; Lubbock Avalanche Journal 12.31.13; My High Plains 12.31.13; U-T San Diego (AP) 12.31.13; Diocese of Amarillo List 01.31.19
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
Saldana
Jose Mario1978PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 15-year-old boy in Ferris, TX. Boy told his mom and they complained to Diocese. Saldana later transferred to another parish. In 1998 he left the parish, saying he was going to a clinic for treatment of medical problems. Diocese later admitted that he was in treatment center for sexually abusive priests in St. Louis, but that he still retained all his priestly powers. Saldana served in Dallas, Ft. Worth and Tyler Dioceses. Worked as military chaplain for a time. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Laicization pending.Dallas, TXSource:
Arlington Morning News 10.24.98; Dallas Morning News 10.24.98; Diocese of Dallas List 01.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Dallas Priest Details
Salerno
Michael1993PAccusedPallotinePlaced on leave in 11/07 by the Baltimore archdiocese after accusation surfaced that he had abused a teenage boy in Brooklyn in 1970s. At the time of the alleged abuse, Salerno was a lay member (brother) of the Pallotine order. Salerno neither admitted or denied the accusation at the time. Order announced in 12/08 that Salerno had since admitted that he molested a 13-year-old boy in the late 1970s. Privileges permanently removed. On the Baltimore archdiocese's list 9/5/19.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Baltimore Sun 11.19.07; WJZ 11.19.07; Baltimore Sun 11.20.07; The Examiner 11.20.07; WJZ 11.25.07; ABC 2 11.27.07; Baltimore Sun 12.03.07; WJZ 02.26.08; Baltimore Sun 02.27.08; Letter from Pallotine Order to Parish 12.28.08; ABC 2 12.30.08; Baltimore Sun 12.30.08; Catholic Review 12.30.08; WBAL 12.30.08; Examiner 12.31.08; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 09.05.19
Salinas
Gabriel1916PAccusedAugustinian RecollectsFrom Spain. First Augustinian Father to come to the U.S. Worked in Nebraska 1917-48. Accused of abuse of a minor 1958-60 at Cristo Rey in Los Angeles archdiocese. Died 11/18/72. Personnel file released 09/09/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Daily News 09.09.13; SNAP Statement 09.10.13
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
SalinasMarcel1954PSuedClaretianIn 1976 Salinas was the Phoenix Diocese director of Cursillos. As of 10/06, one outstanding lawsuit names Salinas as an abuser while assigned to Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mesa. Died 3/26/97.Phoenix, AZSource:
Knights of Columbus Council 11536 In Memoriam; Tributes com Obituary; Arizona Republic 10.12.06
Salisbury
Walter Dayton1959PConvictedJosephiteWorked many years in Galveston-Houston archdiocese. Long-time TX Southern Univ Newman center chaplain. Taught at St. Tomas Univ., Alderian psychologist. Also worked in Washington DC and Mobile AL. Convicted twice on child sex charges. Pled no contest in 1979 to indecency with a child in Houston, TX, given three years probation. Kept in ministry. Surrendered to police in DC 4/93 after accusations that in 1/93 he had sex with a boy he was tutoring. Sentenced to one year prison, suspended, and one year probation. Removed from ministry. Had also been accused in AL. Returned after 1993 to his native Bar Harbor, ME. On Washington DC archdiocese's list 10/15/18. On Galveston Houston list 1/31/19.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Galveston Daily News 09.09.78; Washington Times 04.16.93; VOTF In the Vineyard 03.31.03; Washington Post 12.02.10; Bangor Daily News 12.03.10; The Fenceviewer 12.08.10; Bangor Daily News 12.22.10; SNAP Statement 12.23.10; SNAP Statement 12.25.10; SNAP Statement 12.27.10; The Informer and Texas Freeman 12.27.10; SNAP Statement 02.19.13; Houston Press 01.17.17; TX Dept of Public Safety accessed 04.17.18; Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18; Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Saloy
Thomas G.1988PConvictedDioceseArrested 11/17/06 after amyear-long investigation of Saloy's activity in internet chat rooms. The investigation began when the arrest of a porn dealer revealed that Saloy was a customer. Pled guilty on 11/30/06 to possessing over 600 images of child pornography on his rectory computer. Sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison 5/1/08.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
WCBS 11.17.06; New York Daily News 11.18.06; New York Times 11.18.06; Newsday 11.18.06; Rhinelander Daily News 11.18.06; Newsday 11.20.06; Newsday 11.30.06; Reuters 11.30.06; US Attorney's Office 11.30.06; Newsday 05.02.08; NY Post 05.02.08; NY Times (AP) 05.03.08
SalvucciJohn P.1977PSettledDiocesanIn 9/20 attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced that in 2/20 he settled a lawsuit which claimed that Salvucci sexually abused a boy, about ages 15-17, in 1977-79, while assigned to St. Mary's in Billerica. The abuse allegedly occurred in the rectory and in a NH cabin. The settlement was in the high five figures.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.14.20; Metrowest Daily News 09.15.20; Springfield Republican 09.16.20
Assignments:
Garabedian Law Offices Assignment Record
Salwach
Jeffrey1984PSettledOFM FranciscanAccused along with another friar in a 2004 civil suit of abusing an elementary school boy 1974-78. Salwach was a Franciscan brother assigned to a New Lenox, IL parish at the time of the alleged abuse. After ordination he worked in Quincy IL, Galena AK, Parma and Cleveland OH, Joliet IL, San Antonio TX and Ruston LA. He was placed on leave in 5/03. The lawsuit settled. No criminal charges were filed. Still shown as an active priest per Catholic Times 5/10/09. Reportedly in 11/11, Salwach had recently been assigned to work at LaVerna Friary in a residential neighborhood in St. Louis, MO.Joliet, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 06.17.04; Daily Southtown 06.17.04; The Herald News 02.15.06; Chicago Tribune 02.16.06; Catholic Times 05.10.09; Herald News 11.02.11; Berger's Beat 11.12.11
Assignments:
Anderson and Associates Assignment Record
Sammons
Francis L. 1947PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 12/3/18. Noted to have had one allegation against him, after his death. Longtime pastor of St. Patrick's on Tipperary Hill. Monsignor. Per obit, was a founding member of the City-Couonty Youth Board, Director of the CYO and found of the CYO Basketball League. Also, Director for Lourdes Camp and Diocesan Athletic Director for Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School, Christian Brothers Academy, and Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High. Retired 1995. Died 7/10/07.Syracuse, NYSource:
Syracuse Post Standard Obituary 07.12.07; Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18
Assignments:
Syracuse Post Standard Obituary 07.12.07
SammutTito1952PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/17/19. Multiple substantiated allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1960s. Worked in Malta 1952-60, incardinated 1960 into Diocese of Amarillo TX, moved to Green Bay diocese 1979, where he was incardinated 1988. Ministry restricted at some point in Green Bay diocese. Moved to Malta in retirement. Green Bay sent Malta "multiple cautions." Died in 9/29/17.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Sammut 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Sammut 01.17.19
SanchezEladio  ?PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 12/19 of sexually abusing a boy, ages 11-14, at Our Lay of Mount Carmel in New Brunswick, 1979-82.Metuchen, NJSource:
North Jersey Record 12.01.19
SanchezJose L.1996PAccusedCMF-- ClaretiansNamed publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to archdiocese in 2014 of incident(s) in the 1990s. Noted to have left the archdiocese in 2009.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18
Sanchez Jose/Joseph G.1983PAccusedDiocesanName quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13.CreateLos Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Final Addendum 01.31.13; Digital Journal 02.14.13
Assignments:
BishopAccountability Assignment Record
SanchezJuan Francisco1957PAccusedSalesianAccused of abuse of a minor in 1992, per 2004 archdiocesan report.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; City of Angels 03.19.08
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
SanchezJulian DSuedDiocesanPermanent deacon. Accused in a lawsuit filed 5/5/94 of raping an altar boy, age 12-13. Placed on leave. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Cause No CV-94-03966, Bernalillo County; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
SanchezManuel Ontiveros1954PSettledDiocesanMonsignor. Ordained in Spain. Working in the L.A. archdiocese in 1971; incardinated 1976. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse of a minor 1978-81, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Archdiocese investigated, determined evidence did not support the charges. Sanchez consistently denied the allegations. Retired and returned to Spain in 2000. Claim included in 7/07 massive $660M settlement by L.A. archdiocese.Los Angeles, CASource:
Los Angeles Times 02.07.04; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Daily Bulletin 03.27.06; News Busters 07.20.07
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
SanchezRaul N.1974PSuedDiocesanNamed as abuser in court pleadings filed 6/12. More than one accuser. Worked in one parish, Madre de Dios in Winslow, before teaching in a diocesan seminary program in Gallup and then becoming an Air Force chaplain. Gallup Chancellor 1979-11/86. Shown in Catholic Directory as absent in 2012; apparently living in Mexico. Sued 9/12 and 4/13 along with Clement Hageman with claims of abuse in the 1970s in Winslow, AZ. Named in new suit 6/13.Gallup, NMSource:
Gallup Independent 07.31.12; Gallup Independent 10.23.12; Gallup Independent 12.10.12; Gallup Independent 05.11.13; Gallup Independent 06.20.13; Sacramento Bee 06.24.13; New Mexican 06.25.13; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; ABQ Journal 12.14.13; Diocese of Gallup List downloaded 02.28.15; Arizona Journal 11.21.15
Assignments:
Diocese of Gallup List downloaded 02.28.15
SandersJan  ?PAccusedJesuitReportedly in 2004 Sanders was visiting the diocese in the 1980s when he allegedly abused a minor. Name included in the FL Attorney General's report 11/6/20.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
St Petersburg Times 01.14.11; FL Attorney General's Report 11.06.20
SandersPatrick1990PAccusedDiocesanPastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Belle Chasse when placed on leave in 2004. Two men had come forward to allege that Sanders abused them on a trip to Biloxi Mississippi in 1993, when they were age 16. Placed on permanent leave in 4/05. Vatican ordered an administrative hearing for Sanders. Sanders not technically charged with abuse of a minor because church law at the time defined minors as those under 16. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayune 04.25.04; Times-Picayune 10.06.04; Times-Picayune 10.10.04; Times-Picayune 10.13.04; Times-Picayune 04.04.05; New Orleans Advocate 10.30.18; Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
Assignments:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
SandmanLawrence W. BAccusedMarianistNamed publicly as accused by the Marianist Order on its list 6/24/20. Professed vows as a brother in 1944, Province of Cincnnati. Worked in CA, OH and HI. Withdrew from the Order in 1959. Died in 2009.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Sioux City Journal Obituary 01.14.09; Marianists US Province list 06.24.20
SandovalJose Luis1974PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 6/98 of abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1976. Archdiocese investigated; said information "believable". Removed. Fled to Guadalajara, Mexico; allowed ministry until removed by archbishop there in 2004. While reviewing files in 2002, the San Antonio archdiocese found a 1985 allegation that Sandoval attempted abuse against a teenage boy. He was sent for evaluation to Programa Genesis in Mexico for six months, received good report and was reassigned in 1995. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes six allegations. Case referred to Vatican for possible laicization.San Antonio, TXSource:
San Antonio Express News 06.23.98; San Antonio Express News 06.24.98; San Antonio Express News 07.09.98; San Antonio Express News 07.15.98; San Antonio Express News 06.17.02; Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19
SandovalSalomon (David)1979PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Brownsville diocese on its list 1/31/19. It notes his removal from ministry in the diocese in 1986, and allegation "fully disclosed to receiving bishop in Ciudad Victoria." Deceased, date unknown.Brownsville, TXSource:
Diocese of Brownsville List 01.31.19
Sands
J. Joseph1958PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Trappists. Incardinated 1973 into the Manchester diocese. Accused in 5/28/03 attorney's letter of sexual abuse at St. Bernard's in Keene in 1966-69. Age of the complainant at the time of the abuse is unknown. Sands was murdered 5/11/79 when he tried to negotiate a hostage situation in the rectory of St. Rose of Lima in Littleton, NH. He was taken hostage and killed by a couple who then shot and killed themselves.Manchester, NHSource:
Santa Fe New Mexican 05.13.79; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Sandstrom
Lawrence BSettledHoly Cross FatherLeft order in 1997. Accused of abuse of five boys 1955-69, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Two filed civil suit in 12/03 alleging abuse 1967-69. Accusations involved children at Maryvale, which was a Catholic orphanage in Rosemead. Later went on to work at La Salle High in Pasadena and other Catholic schools in Hayward and New Orleans. Accused in 2003 of abuse at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth in the 1960s. Settlement with two men in 2007. Personnel file released in 2013.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report, page 7, 02.17.04; Documents posted by LA Times 07.06.13; LA Times 07.06.13; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors 10.13.20
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
SanesiLeonard1953PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1992. Report to diocese in 2002 that in the early 1960s Sanesi repeatedly sexually abused a boy who was a student at St. Joseph's Minor Seminary. Another former St. Joseph's minor seminarian alleged in 2013 that Sanesi sexually abused him 1962-63.Greensburg, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
SannemanMarvin F. BAccusedMarianistProfessed vows in 1951 as a Marianist brother, St. Louis Province. Worked in TX and MO. Died in 1987. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of accused.St. Louis, MOSource:
Marianists US Province list 06.24.20
SansonettiJohn R.1957PSettledDiocesanName included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The allegations against Sansonetti were not determined to be credible. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, Sansonetti was accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy in 1976-77. He went on leave in 1984 and requested laicization in 1987.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Bridgeport Settlements 03.22.19; Holzberg Report 10.01.19
Assignments:
Holzberg Report 10.01.19
SantiagoMarcelino1978PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the El Paso diocese on its list 1/31/19. It notes that Santiago was working in the diocese as a priest incardinated in the Philippines. No indication as to whether he is living or deceased.El Paso, TXSource:
Diocese of El Paso List 01.31.19
Santillan
Juan (John)1969PSuedPiaristCivil suit filed in 1998; dismissed. Removed in 2002. Accused of abuse of a boy, ages 12-17, in the 1970s. Police investigated in 2002. Per archdiocese's 2004 report, there were two accusers 1977-85. In active ministry in Bolivia from 1998.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 08.18.02; USA Today 11.11.02; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
Santillo
Michael P.1975PConvictedDiocesanLeft active priesthood in 1992 to care for his parents. Charged in 5/97 with molesting a 13-year-old boy in 1987. Working at time of arrest in non-priest role at church in the Albany, NY diocese. Convicted in 1999. Three additional known victims. Sentenced to ten years. Died of cancer in prison in 2000. Three claims included in 1/03 diocesan settlement involving abuse by five priests. Accused in a lawsuit in 12/20 of grooming then sexually abusing a boy during elementary and high school. Santillo allegedly began to ply the boy with alcohol then molest him when he was a teen in 1983, in the the rectory of St. Mary's in Perth Amboy and during a trip to Disney World.Metuchen, NJSource:
Star Ledger 08.21.97; Star Ledger 08.22.97; Albany Times Union 08.23.97; Star Ledger 08.27.97; Star Ledger 09.19.97; Star Ledger 07.17.98; Star Ledger 10.01.98; Star Ledger 06.11.99; Star Ledger 06.16.99; Star Ledger 11.16.99; Star Ledger 05.24.00; Star-Ledger 01.30.03; NY Times 01.31.03; Diocese of Metuchen List 02.13.19; NJ com 12.07.20
Santo
Mark1960PAccusedServiteWorked in a number of dioceses, including Chicago, Winona, Lansing, Miami, Los Angeles. Assignments included parishes, schools, and prison ministry. Named publicly as accused by the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese on its list updated 4/1/19. Alleged abuse in the 1960s reported in 2018. Per news in 1993, a friend of Santo's, who was staying with him at the rectory of a Diocese of Winona MN parish, was arrested for possession of child pornography. The Springfield-Cape Giradeau list notes that Santos died in 2013, but the Catholic Directory shows that he died in 2008.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Chicago Tribune 06.02.73; Lansing State Journal 06.08.74; The Miami News 03.23.85; Post Bulletin 03.29.93; The Winona Daily News 04.27.93; Star Tribune 07.10.97; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 04.01.19
Santomassimo
Sister Agnes NSuedMissionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus aka The Cabrini SistersWorked in hospitals in Chicago, New York, and Montreal Canada 1950-69. Served as her order's provincial office secretary treasurer 1969 - 2001. Retired in 2001 or 2002. Died 9/7/05. Very limited personnel file released 7/13 (2 pages). Reportedly she and others were accused in civil lawsuits of molesting children while working within the Los Angeles archdiocese.Los Angeles, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 07.31.13; Huffington Post 07.31.13; SNAP Statement 07.31.13; Personnel File Released by Order 08.01.13; National Catholic Reporter 08.09.13
Santry
William L.1956PAccusedDiocesanIn 2005 a woman reported to the archdiocese that Santry sexually abused her in the late 1960s, when she was a 16-year-old Our Lady of Loreto parishioner in South Philadelphia. Santry admitted to the abuse. The woman said she was also molested during that time at the same parish by Rev. Joseph DiGregorio. Santry told investigators in 2005 that he recalled that the girl had spent time in the rectory with DiGregorio and that he thought there was something like "fondling" going on. Santry had voluntarily left the priesthood in 1971. His laicization by the Vatican was announced 2006. Santry's name was included in the Philadelphia Grand Jury Report II, released 2/10/11.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06; Duluth News Tribune 04.08.06; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 02.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.13.11; 6 ABC 02.19.11
SantucciLouis1974PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 10/29/18. Assignments included St. Patrick's in Hubbard, Ursuline High School, Cardinal Mooney High School, St. Joseph's in Maximo, Regina Coeli in Alliance, and Immaculate Conception in Ravenna.Youngstown, OHSource:
WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18
SanzJulian1977PConvictedDiocesanFrom Spain. Arrived in the Tucson diocese in 1980. Incardinated in 1994. Placed on leave in 10/02 after a youth said he had been molested in 8/02. Another victim came forward later to say he was molested at age 11 during confession in 1982. Sanz was arrested in 2/03 on two counts of sexual abuse of a child. Pled no contest. Sentenced in 10/03 to five years in prison. Civil suit filed in 1/04 by the victim in criminal charges. Removed from priesthood in 2010.Tucson, AZSource:
Arizona Daily Star 10.15.02; Arizona Republic 10.15.02; Arizona Daily Star 02.08.03; KGUN9 04.04.03; Arizona Daily Star 05.03.03; Associated Press 05.03.03; Arizona Daily Star 10.17.03; Tucson Citizen 02.27.04; Arizona Republic (AP) 07.29.04; Arizona Daily Star 08.06.04; Arizona Daily Star 09.21.04; Tucson Citizen 07.09.05
Assignments:
Tucson Citizen 02.27.04; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 08.05.11
SappinoPaul1933PAccusedSalesians of Don BoscoWorked in NY, FL LA. Died in 1969. Named publicly as accused in 3/20 by the Salesians order on its list of credibly accused. No details given as tho when or where the abuse took place, or number of victims. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese for now, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)New York, NYSource:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Assignments:
Salesians List 03.31.20
SardinaJohn J. 1960PReinstatedDiocesanRetired, living in a residence for priests in Depew. Suspended in 9/18 after the diocese received an allegation they he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in the late 1960s, while he was assigned to Coronation of the BVM in Buffalo. Sardina denied the allegation. He did admit to having been sent to counseling over 10 years previously due to "consensual" sex he had with women. Allowed to return to active ministry in 3/19 after the Diocesan Review Board deemed the allegation unsubstantiated.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.13.18; Diocese of Buffalo 09.13.18; WIVB 09.13.18; Post Journal 03.22.19
Assignments:
Buffalo News 09.13.18; WKBW 7 09.13.18
Sardy
John1980PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. It notes he was removed from ministry, and laicized.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Sarro
John A.1979PChargedDiocesanCredible allegation of abuse, stemming from early 1980s while working in Papua New Guinea. Diocese said it learned of this in 1997; removed from ministry 1998. Name first released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06 on list of abusive priests. Living in monitored religious community in Maryland. As of 11/09 Diocese was still paying his pension and health benefits and paying $4,000/mo for his assisted living expenses. Personnel files released 2/12. Bishop said diocese applied for laicization in 2009, but Vatican did not approve. Sarro charged in 1/18 with fondling and rape of a girl under age 16 in the early 1991-1994, when he pastor of St. Helena in Bellefonte. Sarro stated it "happened by accident." Pled not guilty 2/9/18. Died in 7/23/18, six months before scheduled trial.Wilmington, DESource:
The Dialog 11.16.06; News Journal 11.17.06; Pocono Record 11.28.09; News Journal 01.18.10; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; List of Diocese Personnel Files 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12; News Journal 01.31.18; AP via Time 02.01.18; Associated Press via NYPost 02.01.18; WTXF 02.01.18; The Independent 02.02.18; La Croix International 02.07.18; News Journal 02.09.18; Delaware News Journal 07.25.18; Delaware News Journal 08.16.18
Assignments:
News Journal 11.16.06; BA.Org Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests
Satchell
Martin J.1993PSuedDiocesanAccused in 1993 (year of ordination) of "credible allegations of misconduct involving a minor [boy]." Placed on administrative leave 1993 (after 4 months on job) through 2003. Laicized at his request 9/16/04. Taught in several prestigious schools between 1993 and 2004. Named in a lawsuit filed 2/14/11. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.03.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.04.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.06.05; Philadephia Daily News 06.09.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Canadian Press 02.14.11; John Doe 10 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 02.14.11; SNAP Statement 02.14.11; Reuters 02.16.11; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile (Part 2)
Satterthwaite
Richard BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersAccused of abuse of a minor in 1961-62 at Cantwell High School in Montebello, per the archdiocesan report addendum in 2005. Named in one civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
Saunders
Robert J.1941PSettledDiocesanDied 7/4/07 at age 92. At about the same time, the archdiocese revealed that Saunders had been accused of the abuse of several minor girls at Temple Hill and in Norway IA, during 1959-73. At least one claim included in 3/08 $4.7M settlement with Archdiocese involving abuse by 9 priests.Dubuque, IASource:
Telegraph Herald 07.07.07; Telegraph Herald 07.07.07; Archdiocese of Dubuque Table of Accused Priests 07.12.07; Archdiocese of Dubuque Table of Accused Priests 07.12.07; Globe Gazette 04.10.08; Globe Gazette 04.10.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08
Savage
Joseph E.1918PAccusedDiocesanNewly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3/20/06. Forced to resign from an Illinois parish in 1936 for sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. Accused in 2002 and 2003 of having sexually abused numerous WI children, both boys and girls, in the 1950s. His victims were said to have been between the ages of 8 and 16. Shown as absent with leave from 1938-1960 and retired as of 1960. Died 6/74.Chicago, ILSource:
History of St Mary Church of Minooka, Illinois; Kenosha News 2004; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; Holy Cross Parish History 04.02.07; Kenosha News 10.19.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Savage Personnel File
Savage Patrick F. 1923 ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings on its list 8/21/18. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/18. Died 9/15/65.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Jesuits West List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
SavaryEmile W.1954PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 8/22/19. Died 6/8/66. Diocese notes allegation of abuse first received in 1996.Burlington, VTSource:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19; Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19
Savino
Dominic1958PSettledCarmeliteRemoved in 2002 from presidency of Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino CA after allegations of abuse of two brothers in 1979, and abuse of others in the 1970s. Police notified. He "acknowledged" some incidents and that he had sought therapy and counseling. Also accused of abusing five high school boys in Louisville, KY 1966-73. Named in a civil suit. Claims by seven individuals included in $10M settlement 10/06 with Order and LA Archdiocese. On Louisville archdiocese's list in 2/19.Louisville, KYSource:
LA Times 03.23.02; LA Times 08.18.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Los Angeles 01.31.03; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; CBS 2 10.27.06; LA Times 10.27.06; Press Telegram (AP) 10.27.06; Catholic Key 11.10.06; Archdiocese of Louisville List of Orders and Others 02.11.19
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06; Archdiocese of Los Angeles Settlement Documents 2013
Savoie
Johnny S1995PAccusedDicoesanMobile archdiocesan VAC was contacted apparently in late 2013 by man alleging that Savoie had engaged in 'inappropriate sexual conduct' with him as a boy aged 16-18 in about 2005 at St Lawrence church in Fairhope. Archdiocesan lawyer contacted county DA in 12/13 and 1/14. DA did not investigate because at age 16, the accuser was beyond the AL age of consent. Archdiocese did not place Savoie on leave, and it is not known whether AL child protection officials were notified. The archdiocese reportedly investigated by 2/16/14, when Savoie announced to parishioners: he had been accused, he 'adamantly denied' the allegation, and as the archdiocese 'has determined that there is no evidence to support the accusation,' he 'will remain serving as pastor of St Pius X,' where the principal of the grammar school reports to him. In Savoie's 9/30/14 deposition in a case accusing him of ignoring bullying complaints at the school, he stated that the Fairhope boy was working part-time at St Lawrence.Mobile, ALSource:
Savoie Statement 02.16.14; Savoie Deposition 09.30.14; Lagniappe 02.18.15; ALcom 02.19.15; ALcom 2nd Article 02.19.15; ALcom 03.10.15; ALcom 03.19.15; ALcom 03.20.15
Assignments:
Detailed BA Assignment Record
Savord
William R.1957PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on list of priests with credible allegations as released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Transferred to San Bernardino Diocese in 1984. Removed from active priesthood in 10/88 without privileges and sent to the Servants of the Paraclete treatment center. Resigned in 8/90 because of problems in his "past life." Died 7/19/04. Personnel file released 10/24/10.San Diego, CASource:
Lompoc Record 03.30.07; Dan Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 03.30.07
SavrianandamArulappan PAccusedDiocesanRemoved in 2002. Accused of abuse of a girl. Left for India.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 08.18.02; USA Today 11.11.02
Sawyer
Thomas BArrestedCongregation of Holy CrossEducator in schools across the U.S. Was IT director for Holy Cross HS in Waterbury, living at St. John Vianney in West Hartford when another clergy member reported to police he saw images of naked children on Sawyer's computer. Order moved Sawyer to upstate NY when police investigation started. Arrested in 4/16, charged with possession of child pornography. Sawyer may have downloaded thousands of photos of naked children, mostly pre-teen males.Hartford, CTSource:
Fox 61 04.14.16; WTNH 04.15.16
SaxJohn C.1973PAccusedDiocesanSax was archdiocesan director of priest personnel 1991-1999. Monsignor. Placed on leave in 2000 after allegation. Admitted that he molested an altar boy on numerous occasions 1980-1985 at St. Peter's in Reserve. Suit filed in 5/01 but it was not served until 2002. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayune 05.16.02; Times-Picayune 05.17.02; Times-Picayune 02.21.03; Times-Picayune 10.06.04; New Orleans Advocate 10.30.18; Times-Picayne 11.03.18; Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.13.18
Assignments:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
Sayasaya
Fernando1995PConvictedDiocesanEducated overseas. Ordained for the Fargo diocese. Removed 8/98 after complaint of sex abuse. Reportedly admitted to abusing 3 boys. Fled to Philippines in 12/98. Charged 12/02 in U.S. for alleged abuse of one 1995-97 and another 1995-98. Efforts to extradite him to the U.S. for prosecution were initially unsuccessful. Laicization announced 12/05. Philippine Court of Appeals ordered him extradited to U.S. 4/2012. Arrested in Calamba City, Laguna province 11/19/17; extradited 12/17. Pled not guilty 2/16/18. Pled guilty to 2 counts 5/17/18. Sentenced 10/1/18 to 20 years in prison, required to register as a sex offender. Given credit for 360 days already spent. On Fargo's list 1/2/20.Fargo, NDSource:
Associated Press 08.19.98; Grand Forks Herald 02.19.02; Associated Press 03.12.02; Grand Forks Herald 03.23.02; Fargo Diocese 03.17.03; Associated Press 06.25.03; Bismark Tribune 09.13.03; Dallas Morning News 12.05.04; Dallas Morning News 12.05.04; Grand Forks Herald 12.09.04; In-Forum 12.09.04; Associated Press 12.01.05; Grand Forks Herald 12.03.05; Manilla Times 12.04.05; Diocese of Fargo List 01.02.10; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12; ABS-CBN 04.03.12; GMA News 04.03.12; Grand Forks Herald 04.03.12; Inquirer 04.03.12; Jambo Times 04.03.12; Valley News Live 11.19.14; Agence France-Presse 11.22.17; Associated Press 11.22.17; Bemidji Pioneer 11.22.17; Bismarck Tribune 12.16.17; KVRR 12.16.17; Valley News 12.16.17; SunStar 12.17.17; Associated Press via Pacific Daily News 12.20.17; MENAFN 12.22.17; Jamestown Sun 02.14.18; Associated Press 02.15.18; KVRR 04.18.18; Cache Valley Daily 05.17.18; In Forum 10.01.18
ScagnelliPeter1976PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 7/1/19. Removed from ministry 1/1/94. Died 7/12/17.Providence, RISource:
Diocese of Providence List 07.01.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Providence Assignment Record
ScalaSeverino A.1953 ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Allegedly abused at St. Vincent de Paul in Elmont, where he was assigned 10/56-10/66. Appears to have begun his priesthood in the Archdiocese of Miami FL in 1953 or '54, arriving in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1955. Per the Catholic Directories, Scala was on sick leave 1973-79, then retired. He died 1/10/86.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
ScalaThomas1973PnoneDiocesanChaplain of St. Joseph Hospital in Lancaster 1977-1986. Pastor of St. Columba in Bloomsburg 1989-1994. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18, noted to have two allegations of the sexual abuse of children against him. Died in 10/18 in FL.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; Daily Item 08.06.18; York Daily Record 12.13.18
Scales
Donald F.1955PAccusedBenedictineNamed publicly as accused on 2/14/19 by the Diocese of Richmond after it received information from the Diocese of Charlotte. Charlotte's Review Board found credible an allegation against Scales. He had assignments in both dioceses. Accused in 2006 of sexually abusing a minor at St. Michael's in Gastonia, NC 1977-78. Removed from ministry. Denied the allegation. Died in 2008. Included on the Raleigh diocese's list updated 10/22/19, noting abuse occurring outside the diocese in 1966, reported in 2019. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.Charlotte, NCSource:
WTVR 02.15.19; Gaston Gazette 02.19.19; Diocese of Raleigh List updated 10.22.19; WFAE 12.04.19; Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
Scanlan
William J.1972PAccusedDiocesanAs early as 1987 one church official noted in personnel files that "he fools around with kids." Accused of raping a 12-year-old girl 1996-97. Sent for residential treatment. Assigned to prison ministry; reassigned to parish work. Moved to California in 1998 to work in a V.A. hospital in Menlo Park. Investigated by Feds because of statements made by Military Vicariate. Per 8/11 Boston AD database, Review Board found accusations unsubstantiated. He retired on permanent disability with no restrictions. Died 4/26/13.Boston, MASource:
RCAB Documents; Boston Globe 12.10.02; Boston Herald 12.10.02; Patriot Ledger 12.10.02; San Jose Mercury News 12.17.02; Boston Globe 06.17.04; Providence Journal (AP) 06.23.04; Associated Press 11.18.05; Boston Globe 11.19.05; Newsday 11.22.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; The Pilot 10.05.13
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
ScanlonJohn1927?PSettledDiocesanAt least one claim included in diocese's 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. No other information. (There was a John J. Scanlon from the Diocese of Springfield, ordained in 1927, died in 1967.)Springfield, MASource:
Berkeshire Eagle 01.16.67; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
ScanlonJohn M.1951PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Accused in a lawsuit in 10/19 of molesting a 12-year-old boy in 1984-85 at Sacred Heart Church in Hattiesburg. Scanlon died in 1995. The suit was dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Plaintiff appealed to the MS Supreme Court.Biloxi, MSSource:
Clarion Ledger 10.09.19; Hattiesburg American 03.30.21
Scanlon
William J.1970PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 1994 of abuse of minors 1985-94. Scanlon admitted to the abuse. "Restricted" in 1994, "impeded" in 2011.New York, NYSource:
Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19; WKBW 01.16.19; Fordham University Observer 01.22.19; Fordham Ram 01.18.21
Assignments:
Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19
Scarry
Benignus BAccusedCapuchin FranciscanNamed publicly as accused by the Capuchin Province of Mid-America on its list 3/1/19. Per the Salina diocese, there is one known credible allegation against Scarry, occurring in the 1980s. He left the Order in 2016.Salina, KSSource:
Capuchin Province of Mid-America List 03.01.19; Denver Post 03.28.19; The Register 03.29.19
Scezney
Leonard1985PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. In 3/07 the archdiocese received a report that Scezney had sexually abused a 16-year-old girl in about 1985. The girl was a member of the parish youth group at Spirit of Christ in Arvada, where Scezney was assigned. Scezney allegedly took the girl to dinner, was increasingly affectionate toward her, then fondled her breasts under her shirt on multiple occasions. Scezney's faculties were removed by the archdiocese in 1992.Denver, COSource:
CO Attorney General Special Masters Report 10.22.19; Denver Post 11.04.19
Assignments:
Anderson Ad Book 11.13.19
SchaeferFrancis R.1955PSuedDiocesanAccused of abusing six boys at a parish in 1962. In 1966 families met with Msgr. Applegate, who promised Schaefer would get help. No action taken for months, then transferred. Bishop was informed in 1970 of Schaefer's misdeeds, but no action. In 1970 Schaefer moved to new parish where he allegedly abused again 1970-1975. Two civil suits filed in 1993. On diocese's list 3/1/19. Deceased.Columbus, OHSource:
John Doe v Schaefer et al; Licking Cty, OH; # 93CV00326; Diocese of Columbus List 03.01.19
SchaeferRichard J. (RVC)1958PSuedDiocesanAccused of abusing a boy on many occasions. Schaefer was in charge in 1958-61 at St. Philip Neri in Northport of a group of young boys who wanted to be priests. His accuser alleged that Schaefer also abused five other boys in the group and that Schaefer was transferred after parents complained. Named in a lawsuit filed in 2003. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused. Absent on leave, per the Directories, 1962-69. Last assignment in the Rockville Centre diocese ended 5/15/62. (May be the priest by the same name, also accused) first shown in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV beginning 9/62.)Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 04.15.03; Newsday 04.15.03; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21; Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston List 05.21.19
SchaeferRichard J. (WH)  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list in late 2018. Diocese noted to have received multiple allegations, beginning in 1986, of abuse by Schaefer throughout his career. Faculties suspended 4/10/86. Died 4/10/98. First assignment in the diocese started in 9/62. (May be the priest by the same name from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, also accused, whose last assignment in that diocese ended 5/15/62.)Wheeling-Charleston, WVSource:
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston List Updated 12.05.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston List Updated 12.05.18; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Schaefer
Thomas S.1953PConvictedDiocesanAbused at least 21 boys. Arrested 1995. Convicted 1996 of abuse of 5. Sentenced to 16-year sentence. Judge reconsidered after he had served about 4.5 months and reduced sentence to time served and treatment in MO. Sent to live at St. John Vianney in St. Louis. At least one claim included in $1.3M settlement with Archdiocese in 12/06. Died 7/22/09 in MO. On archdiocese's list 10/15/18. It noted abuse first reported in 1967 and that Schaeffer was sent for evaluation and treatment, then returned to ministry. Another report 1982; again evaluated and treated, then returned to ministry in 1983. Permanently removed from parish ministry in 1986, assigned as nursing home chaplain.Washington, DCSource:
Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10/15/18; BA collection of articles on Schaefer; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.03.02; Washington Post 03.20.06; Washington Post 12.16.06; Washington Post 12.02.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
SchaefersThomas Aquinas1914PAccusedDiocesanReport to the diocese in 2010 that Schaefers abused a male minor in the early 1940s, when pastor of St. Benedict. Died 5/22/42, age 53.Indianapolis, INSource:
Evansville Courier & Press 03.02.19
Schaeflein
Charles J.1949PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Accused of abuse of a minor some time prior to 1990. Retired in 1989. Placed on leave in 2005 when allegation first became known. Per news in 4/06, Schaefle (at age 86 or 87) agreed to a supervised life of prayer and penance. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Died 8/10/13.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 11.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Schaeufele
Robert L.1975PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave 4/02 after allegations surfaced. The diocese knew in 1994 that Schaeufele was bringing boys to his rectory. Several civil suits 2003-04. In 2004 the diocese agreed to pay $1.1M to 12 men abused by him as boys. Others refused to settle. Found not guilty in 5/03 of some charges, but convicted in 6/03 on other charges of abuse in the 1980s. Received two 30-year concurrent sentences. Also sentenced in Pasco County 7/03. At least 22 accusers are known. Abused in parishes that were later part of the Venice diocese. Scheduled for release from prison in 2/15, after serving only 12 years.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Statement by Diocese of Venice 05.09.02; St Petersburg Times 05.15.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; St Petersburg Times 03.22.03; Herald Tribune 05.15.03; St Petersburg Times 05.17.03; Tampa Tribune 06.21.03; Tampa Tribune 11.18.03; Letter by Bishop Lynch 12.11.03; St Petersburg Times 12.12.03; St Petersburg Times 12.23.03; St Petersburg Times 04.16.04; Tampa Tribune 04.16.04; St Petersburg Times 02.05.07; Injury Board 09.05.08; Tampa Bay Times 02.04.15
Schaffer
Carl Casper1953PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Diocese of Covington. Retired in 1989. Opened a home for troubled teenage boys, Padre House, in southeastern KY. Died by suicide in 7/3/93, a day after he was questioned about a decades-old abuse allegation. Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. It notes credible allegations that Schaffer abused brothers at Good Shepherd in Frankfort in the 1960s and '70s.Lexington, KYSource:
Cleveland Plain Dealer 05.25.02; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20; Christ the King Parish bio accessed 08.18.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Schaller
Emmett Gilroy PSuedOblates of Mary ImmaculateAccused of abuse of one person 1979-80 per 2004 archdiocesan report. May have left priesthood. Accused in one civil suit of abusing a boy at St. Ferdinand's parish. Admitted during treatment that he had been in trouble due to his sexual behavior. Order released his personnel file 7/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Contra Costa Times 07.31.13
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
Schanz
John P.1950PAccusedDiocesanOn diocese's list 4/6/18. Bulk of career until retirement at Gannon University and assistant at Holy Cross in Fairview. On Tribunal and Examiner of Junior Clergy. Retired 1996. At least 7 alleged victims. In 4/02 a man told diocese of sex assault by Shcanz when he was a 7th or 8th grade altar boy at St. Andrew and The Villa. Removed from active ministry 4/17/02. Allegation 5/02 of early 1970s abuse of a 12- or 13-year-old boy. Report to diocese in 1/07 of abuse of a boy at Camp Notre Dame in 1974. Report was from former camp life guard who said he witnessed an incident and told administrators, who said they would take care of it and to keep it quiet. In 4/02 report of 1974 abuse of a Holy Cross altar boy. Another allegation of abuse 1978 or 1979 of boy age 16 or 17, and another of abuse of a 15-year-old boy 1980-83. In 2/05, allegation of abuse of a 6th grade St. Andrew's altar boy. Shanz died 4/16/10.Erie, PASource:
Erie Times-News Obituary 04.17.10; Diocese of Erie 04.06.18; GoErie 04.06.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
SchapfelMichael1983PAccusedDiocesanSchapfel, a native of Germany, had been working in the DC area since 2004 serving German communities and diplomats. He was suddenly removed from ministry 4/10 and returned to Germany after allegations that he had molested numberous girls and young women in Germany in 1980s-1990s. Accusations had been known since original complaint in 2004.Washington, DCSource:
Catholic Culture 04.21.10; NBC Washington 04.21.10; Washington Post 04.21.10; WJC 04.21.10; WJZ 04.21.10
ScharfDavid1985PAccusedDiocesanFirst named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 12/02 the diocese received a complaint that Scharf had a foot fetish, and had massaged the feet of minor and adult males. He was admitted to St. Luke's Institute for treatment in 11/03, there until 7/04, then to a halfway house until leaving without completing his program in 2/05. He attended St. Luke's continuing care workshops 2005-2010, where he admitted to massaging the feet of minors then masturbating to the image of their feet. Living in 11/18 at St. John Vianney Manor.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; KDKA TV 11.28.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
ScharfLawrence C.1965PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 3/02 after allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct with a minor in 1976. It was later learned that a similar offense occurred in 1981. Scharf admitted the conduct and was placed in inpatient therapy. As of 2004 he was barred from ministry because of credible allegations. Dismissed from the clerical state per 4/08 status report. Died in 1/08.Toledo, OHSource:
Associated Press 07.07.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Bucyrus Telegraph Forum 01.03.03; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 02.17.05; News Messenger 0 10.09.07; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 04.08.08
Assignments:
Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Schartz
Daniel  ?PAccusedCapuchin FranciscanNamed publicly as accused by the Capuchin Province of Mid-America on its list 3/1/19. More than one credible allegation, occurring in the 1970s. Left the Order in 1980.Salina, KSSource:
Capuchin Province of Mid-America List 03.01.19; Denver Post 03.28.19; The Register 03.29.19
ScheerAllen1995PConvictedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/29/19. Abuse reported in 2012 by Scheer of a vulnerable adult/person with disabilities. Convicted of abuse. Laicized 2012.Salina, KSSource:
Diocese of Salina List 03.29.19
Scheier
Maurice1927PAccusedOFM FranciscanAccused of abuse of one in 1948, per L.A. archdiocesan report in 2004. Died in 1991. Added to Buffalo diocese's list 11/5/18. Worked at St. Bonaventure University 1928-86, including as math department head and dean of science. Pastor of Sacred Heart in Knapp Creek 1961-88. Per the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/19, they had no information on Scheier, and the order's Holy Name Province in NY "handled the 2004 allegation."Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Diocese of Buffalo Updated List 11.05.18; Olean Times Herald 11.07.18; Olean Times Herald 11.09.18; Olean Times Hearld 11.15.18; Olean Times Herald 04.11.19; The Bona Venture 04.11.19
Schenck
Maurus1952PSuedPassionistAccused in a lawsuit filed in 8/20 of sexually abusing a child, ages 12-17, during 1962-68, while assigned to St. Mary's in Dunkirk. Also accused of abusing a 13-year-old in 1965. Schenck died 5/20/75.Buffalo, NYSource:
Observer 08.04.20
Scheneman
Alan BSettledSalesians of Don BoscoProfessed vows as a Salesian brother in 1978. Left the order in 1982. Accused in a 12/16/13 lawsuit of repeated sexual abuse of a boy age 15 at the Salesian minor seminary in Goshen NY. The alleged abuse included masturbating the boy's penis skin-on-skin. The complaint also alleged abuse of the boy by Fr Joseph Maffei SDB and Fr Sean Rooney SDB at the same seminary. Scheneman was listed on the website of Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 10/31/14 after a settlement during the year previous. The Salesians confirmed that a monetary settlement had been reached. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused.New York, NYSource:
John Doe v Fr Sean Rooney SDB et al 12.16.13; AP 10.31.14; BA Information Page 10.31.14; Garabedian Law 10.31.14; Salesians List 03.31.20
Assignments:
Salesians List 03.31.20
SchepersFrank1955PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 1/25/19. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring 1975-76. Died in 2002.Kansas City, KSSource:
Archdiocese of Kansas City KS List 01.25.19
Scherer
Richard1949PAccusedDiocesanFirst named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. A woman told the diocese in 8/91 that when she was a student at St. Anne's in Castle Shannon 1957-61, she was sexually abused by Scherer. Scherer alluded to his "relationship" with the student in a 10/65 letter. In 1966 he was in treatment at Our Lady of the Snow/Clergy House Retreat in Minnesota. He was on Sick Leave 6/65-5/68, then worked as a hospital chaplain in Ft. Lauderdale and then Miami FL until his retirement in 1992. He died 12/21/07.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Sun Sentinel Obituary 12.27.07; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
SchererSteven1979PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 5/23/19. Scherer died in 1999. Allegation received after his death of abuse of a child in 1980 or 1981.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List updated 05.23.19; Green Bay Press Gazette 06.04.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay Assignments
Scherzer
Edwin J.1950PConvictedDiocesanRetired in 1995. Removed from ministry in 5/02 after lawsuit filed. Two more suits filed by 1/03. Chancellor 1966-82 admitted he had been approached by a parent claiming Scherzer had acted inappropriately with his son, but made no record of the complaint. A fourth suit filed in 4/03 alleged abuse 1963-64. Indicted 2005. Pled guilty 11/05 to abuse of four boys in late 1950s-early 1960s. Sentenced to five years house arrest. Claims included in 6/03 mass settlement with archdiocese. Ordered to life of prayer and penance. Died 8/13/17.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier Journal 05.22.02; Courier Journal 07.06.02; Courier Journal (Major Account) 09.29.02; Courier Journal 10.04.02; Courier Journal 10.20.02; Courier Journal 01.22.03; Courier Journal 04.16.03; Courier Journal 02.24.05; Courier Journal 10.25.05; WAVE 3 News 11.10.05; Courier Journal (AP) 11.11.05; WAVE 3 01.09.06; The Gleaner 01.10.06; Courier Journal 06.12.07; Courier Journal 06.15.07; Courier Journal 07.13.08; WDRB 01.27.11; Courier Journal 01.29.11; WHAS 04.21.11; Bosse Funeral Home 08.13.17; WDRB News 09.27.17; Archdiocese of Louisville List 02.11.19; Archdiocese of Louisville List 07.11.19
Assignments:
; Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Schetter
Albert E.1955PSuedDiocesanRetired in 1990. Died 5/5/02. Lawsuit filed in 2003 by two men accusing Schetter of sexual abuse when they were boys in the early 1960s. They also claimed the archdiocese knew and did nothing. One plaintiff had gone to the archdiocese in 1992 with his allegations. Archdiocesan officials offered the man counseling, which he declined. They also reviewed Schetter's personnel file and found that there had been complaints in the early 1960s of his "odd behavior" with children; officials' response in the early 1960s was to send the priest on a spiritual retreat. In 1992 Schetter was told to stay away from children.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Associated Press 11.05.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.06.03; Catholic Telegraph (Cincinnati, OH) 11.14.03; WCPO TV 11.19.19
Assignments:
Middletown Journal 5.07.02; BA.org Assignment Record
Schieder
Joseph E.1935PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Civil suit reportedly filed in FL in late 2009 or early 2010 accuses Schieder of abuse in the Miami archdiocese. Dismissed. Included on 3/20/18 Buffalo diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 1996. At least five alleged victims. Worked as parish priest and chancery official in Buffalo. National director of Catholic Youth of America in Washington DC and dean of theology at Marymount College in Arlington VA.There are several gaps in his assignment history. Died 6/12/96. Accused in lawsuit filed 8/19 of abuse of a boy at St. Andrew's in Tonawanda NY 1968-70.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 06.14.96; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Buffalo News 04.15.19; Buffalo News 08.14.19
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
SchierhoffLawrence C.1952PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry, laicized. Died in 2008. Included on the Jefferson City diocese's list.St. Louis, MOSource:
Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; Diocese of Jefferson City List 10.12.20
SchikAnton BAccusedCrosierWorked at Crosier Seminary and Monastery in Onamia, MN 1932-48. At Wawasee Prep in Syracuse, IN from 1948 until he died 12/22/71. Name included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. He was deceased by the time the allegation of abuse was made. Unable to determine where he was assigned at time alleged abuse occurred. Diocese may be either Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN or St. Cloud MN.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Find A Grave 12.21.71; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; Gallup Independent 03.17.14
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Schilder
David1968PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese in 12/19. Alleged abuse in 1968 first reported to the diocese in 2004. Schilder retired and was barred from public ministry. Another allegation was reported in 9/19, of abuse 1981-83. The diocesan review board deemed this allegation credible and Schilder was placed on administrative leave. Included on the Youngstown diocese's list updated 3/5/20. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20, where he was chaplain 2001-04 the Ashland Federal Correction Institution.Columbus, OHSource:
Diocese of Columbus List updated 12.03.19; WOSU Radio 12.03.19; Diocese of Youngstown List updated 03.05.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Schinkten
Arnold1943PAccusedNorbertineAdded in 4/21 to the Norbertine's list of those with substantiated claims against them of the sexual abuse of minors. Per the Order, it received allegations(s) against Schinkten in late 2020 or early 2021, of abuse in 1962. Long-time instructor of psychology at St. Norbert College. Taught high school in Philadelphia PA, and in Green Bay. He was also a counselor and horseback riding teacher at Camp Tivoli in Cecil in the summers of 1942-69. Died 12/14/76, age 61.Green Bay, WISource:
Green Bay Press-Gazette 12.15.76; Green Bay Press-Gazette Obituary 12.16.76; Green Bay Pres- Gazette 04.08.21; WLUK 04.08.21
Schipper
Carl Anthony1968PConvictedDiocesanArrested in 3/00 after he held a series of explicit sexual conversations with someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy in an internet chat room. He was immediately placed on leave from his position as academic dean at Menlo Park's St. Patrick's Seminary. Pled no contest in 8/00. Sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. Ordered to register as a sex offender. Retired in 2003.San Francisco, CASource:
San Jose Mercury News 03.04.00; SF Chronicle 08.23.00; San Jose Mercury News 11.22.00; Guardian 05.08.02; SF Chronicle 0 06.04.02; Religion News Service 07.18.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
SchlachterEric A.1981PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/6/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18
Assignments:
Schlachter Official Catholic Directory Entries
SchlaeferAustin1951PAccusedofm capIdentified in 6/18/13 Capuchin audit report as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Schlaefer's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. He died 6/19/92 in Saginaw, MI. Worked in Milwaukee, Detroit and Chicago. On the Saginaw diocese's list by 8/9/19.Detroit, MISource:
Province of St Mary Capuchin Franciscans Necrology 06.19.92; Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13; Diocese of Saginaw List 08.09.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Saginaw Assignment Record
Schlaffer
James J1945PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Milwaukee archdiocese. A 7/27/04 article in the Gallup Independent related that Schlaffer allegedly 'probed the vaginal area' of an 18-year-old Navajo girl hospitalized and in traction at the Gallup Indian Medical Center 30 years prior. On her first day of work after graduating from high school, the girl had been struck by a car as she walked on the shoulder of a reservation road. The girl ordered Schlaffer from her hospital room, expelled him again when he returned, and requested that the hospital add a note to her record stating that she wanted no visits from him. Subsequently the girl met another injured girl at the hospital, age 17, who said Schlaffer was a 'nasty priest' who had put his hand under her blouse and fondled her. He died on 8/22/98.Gallup, NMSource:
Racine News Journal Obituary 08.22.98; Gallup Independent 07.27.04
SchlagerBryan SAccusedDiocesanSeminarian. Accused of inappropriate communications with several children. Known to have been studying in 2010 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.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
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Schlangen
Louis1957PSuedDiocesanRetired in 2007. Accused in a 10/18 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a girl 1973-75, when she was about 5 to 7 years old. The girl and her family were parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul in Springfield. Schlangen's accuser said she met with Bishop Lucas in 2007, and that no action was taken against Schlangen. He celebrated his 60th anniversary as a priest in 4/17. Per news, he was deceased by 10/18.Springfield, ILSource:
Catholic Times 04.30.17; Scottsbluff Star Herald 10.23.18
Schleisman
Douglas L.1975PSuedDiocesanAbuse alleged by Schleisman in 1993 civil suit; went on Leave of Absence. Name included on New Ulm list released by Atty Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names came from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14. Laicized 1994.New Ulm, MNSource:
The Journal 05.22.94; Fr Francis Garvey Deposition 01.24.14; KSTP 08.04.14; Pioneer Press 08.04.14; Star Tribune 08.04.14; Bemidji Pioneer 03.29.16; BishopAccountability Lists 03.29.16; CBS Minnesota 03.29.16; Diocese of New Ulm List 03.29.16; KEYC 03.29.16; Mankato Free Press 03.29.16; Minnesota Public Radio 03.29.16; Star Tribune 03.29.16; Hutchinson Leader 03.31.16
Assignments:
Diocese of New Ulm Assignment Record
Schleiter
Robert1954PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Salina diocese on its list 3/29/19. Allegations of abuse occurring in the 1950s reported in 1957, 1980 and 2003. The diocese noted it did not respond to the 1980 allegation, but did so when the alleged victim again came forward in 2003. In 1957 Schleiter was dismissed by Salina after an investigation and moved to the Diocese of Wichita. On Wichita diocese's list of clerics with substantiated allegations 9/20/19. It notes "ministry ended" 1969. Died 1995.Salina, KSSource:
Diocese of Salina List 03.29.19; Diocese of Wichita List 09.20.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Wichita Assignment Record 09.20.19
SchlosserMarcene NSettledSchool Sisters of Notre DameAccused in a 1996 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 1st-grade boy 2 or 3 times per week during the 1978-79 school year. Schlosser denied the charges, and her order stated that this was the only known allegation against her. Settled 10/2000.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Schlueter/Schleuter
Clemens M.1958PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Diocese of Steubenville. Moved to Diocese of Tucson in 1961. Name spelled variously as "Schleuter" and "Schlueter, " consistently "Schlueter" after 1965 in the Catholic Directory. Incardinated into the Tucson diocese in 1978. Retired in 1990. Announcement in 6/02 that Schlueter had been suspended from ministry in 1997 after the diocese learned of an allegation of child abuse dating to the 1960s. Died in 9/09.Tucson, AZSource:
Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Arizona Republic 06.22.02; Tucson Citizen 02.27.04; Arizona Daily Star 07.30.07; Tributes 08.14.11; Diocese of Phoenix List 12.23.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website n.d.; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11
SchlundJohn N. BAccusedMarianistProfessed vows in 1980 as a Marianist brother, Province of St. Louis. Worked in TX and MO. Removed from public ministry in 2004. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of those "found to have sexually abused a minor."St. Louis, MOSource:
Marianists US Province list 06.24.20; NBCDFW 07.08.20; Star-Telegram 07.08.20
SchmaltzBernard1973PSuedDiocesanA man filed lawsuit in 1992 alleging abuse by Schmaltz on a 1973 fishing trip to Slidell, LA and in a rectory. Suit says the boy told several people, including pastor. Schmaltz was placed on paid leave. In 8/95, trial judge ruled plaintiff had waited too long to file suit. Schmaltz retired in 1996, saying allegations of sexual abuse had dogged his priesthood with other allegation at an earlier assignment. Allegation of abuse in 1970s were also received. Schmaltz filed suit against the archbishop for slander in 2004. Died 2/5/10. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese's list 1/11/19. (It was established in 1977, formerly part of New Orleans archdiocese.)Houma-Thibodaux, LASource:
Times-Picayune 01.01.93; Times-Picayune 08.05.95; Times-Picayune 01.25.04; Times Picayune 03.14.04; Times-Picayune 04.20.04; Times-Picayune 04.25.04; Times Picayune 10.13.04; Times Picayune 02.11.05; Times-Picayune 06.13.05; Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18; The Advocate 01.11.19; Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux List accessed 02.24.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
Schmeer
John P.1964PSuedDiocesanMultiple allegations. Sued in 2004. Accused of abuse of three boys, in 1966-67 and 1986. First allegations found not credible in 2003; investigation in 2004 found latest allegation credible. Ministry permanently restricted. In 2/05 and still in 12/19 living supervised life of prayer and penance. Three men filed two new suits against Schmeer 9/18/12. Suit filed 12/19; per plaintiff, in 1981 Rev. Francis Trauger sexually abused a boy, age 11, so his parents sent him to speak with Schmeer, who then also abused him.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Morning Call 03.25.04; Philadelphila Inquirer 03.25.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.29.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.16.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.06.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05; Miami Herald 12.16.06; Miami Herald 04.25.07; Philadelphia Magazine 06.17.11; Philadelphia Magazine 06.23.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.18.12; Daily Times 09.18.12; John Doe 198 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia 09.18.12; McDonnell v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 09.18.12; NBC 10 09.18.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.12; Reading Eagle 06.26.16; Times Herald 08.12.18; Delaware County Times 10.03.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.02.19
Assignments:
;  ; Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Schmelzer
Joseph M.1977PSuedDiocesanIn 2002 a man alleged that Schmelzer abused him as a teenager 1983-85. He said Schmelzer began touching him when he was 16 and then molested him at age 19 after giving him alcohol. The man complained first in 1993; Schmelzer was counseled and moved. Civil suit filed in 2003. Schmelzer was permanently removed after the Review Board found the claims credible. Teaching certification revoked in 11/06. Another allegation was reported in 2004, not revealed until 2007. In 11/18 a man told news outlets that in 2005 he first reported to the diocese that, when he was age 13, Schmelzer fondled, drugged and raped him in the St. Wendelin rectory. He said he got no response. He told the diocese again in 2015. In 12/17 the Review Board found his allegations "not substantiated."Toledo, OHSource:
Associated Press 03.19.03; Toledo Blade 05.30.03; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Toledo City Paper 08.09.04; Diocesan Status Report 02.17.05; Toledo Blade 10.06.06; Toledo Blade 10.07.06; Toledo Blade 11.10.06; Toledo Blade 11.15.06; Toledo Blade 01.28.07; Times Bulletin 01.29.07; Delphos Herald 01.30.07; Toledo Blade 01.30.07; Toledo Blade 02.19.07; Times Bulletin 02.20.07; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 0 04.08.11; News-Messenger 11.16.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Schmid
Robert J.1971PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Left the diocese in 1978.Camden, NJSource:
Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
SchmidtEugene LeRoy1956PSuedDiocesanIn 1992 a woman claimed in a lawsuit abuse by Schmidt when was ages 13-17 during 1968-72. The abuse allegedly included his taking pornographic pictures of her, forcing her to drink from a dog bowl, having a dog urinate on her, and assaulting her with a broom stick. Neighbors of the church at the time notified the Green Bay archdiocese about a young girl spending too much time at the rectory. The woman herself tried to inform the archdiocese in 1982 and she wrote to Archbishop Weakland in 1983. The suit was dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Schmidt retired in 1991 without faculties. He died in 10/05. On the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse occurring 1968-79.Green Bay, WISource:
Post Crescent 05.31.02; Capital Times 06.25.02; Oshkosh Northwestern 10.23.05; Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Schmidt 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Schmidt 01.17.19
SchmidtJohn W.1956PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 10/29/18. Among assignments were parishes in Massillon, Ashtabula, Youngstown, Canton, Lisbon and Sebring. Died 2/10/03.Youngstown, OHSource:
WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18
SchmidtRalph  ?PAccusedNorbertineNamed publicly as credibly accused by St. Norbert Abbey in WI, on its list 7/19/19. One allegation noted. Deceased.Green Bay, WISource:
St Norbert's Abbey WI List 07.19.19
SchmidtRobert R.1943PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/1/19. Died 11/29/04. Allegation noted to have been received after his death.Columbus, OHSource:
Diocese of Columbus List 03.01.19
SchmitGeorge A.1935PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list in 4/20. Died 8/7/84. Allegation(s) reported to the diocese after his death.Toledo, OHSource:
Toledo Blade 04.29.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Schmitt
Allen M.1971PSettledDiocesanMultiple allegations of abuse of boys. Placed on leave in 3/02 after a man sent email to archdiocese saying Schmitt abused him in 1978 in Cedar Rapids. Schmitt admitted to the behavior when confronted by archbishop. A second report received 4/02 alleged abuse in 1974. At least one claim included in $2.6M settlement with archdiocese 3/07 and another in a $4.7M settlement concerning 9 priests in 3/08. Also at least one in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims. Schmitt died 1/5/16.Dubuque, IASource:
Telegraph Herald 04.30.02; Des Moines Register 01.17.04; Des Moines Register 02.28.04; Courier 04.04.04; Des Moines Register 01.06.06; Sioux City Journal 01.06.06; Telegraph Herald 03.05.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06; Telegraph Herald 03.09.06; Des Moines Register (AP) 03.28.07; Globe Gazette 04.10.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; WCFCourier 04.11.08; Telegraph Herald 04.28.10; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Assignments:
Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 9.22.06; Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
Schmitt
Charles R. 1959PAccusedDiocesanRetired 2006 as pastor in Port Allegany, then temporary administrator briefly in Emporium, Tidioute and Emlenton. Removed from public ministry during investigation in 9/18 due of an allegation that he abused a minor in the 1960s.On diocese's list 4/5/19. Forbidden to function as priest.Erie, PASource:
Erie News Now 09.08.18; WJAC 09.10.18; Diocese of Erie List 04.05.19
SchmittFrederick Adam1959PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the archdicoese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have three victims, allegedly abused 1973-74. Died 12/30/88. Abuse reported after his death.Indianapolis, INSource:
Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10.12.18; Indianapolis Star 10.12.18
Schmitt
John Harley1940PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. In 2010 a woman told the archdiocese that Schmitt sexually abused her when she was ages 8-9 during 1963-64 and a student at All Saints in Denver, where Schmitt was assigned. The archdiocese's Conduct Response Team deemed the allegation not credible. The A.G. report noted the Team's" flawed" process and asserted that it reached the wrong decision. In 1993 a man told the archdiocese that Schmitt molested him in 1963 while assigned to All Saints, when the man was age 13. Schmitt denied the allegation. He died in 2003.Denver, COSource:
CO Attorney General Special Masters Report 10.22.19
Assignments:
Anderson Ad Book 11.13.19
SchmittUrban1949PAccusedCrosier Fathers and BrothersWorked in IN, NE & MN. In 1994 Schmitt admitted to sexual abuse of girl in 1969. Crosiers offered counseling to woman, based on psychiatric evaluation. He was sent for evaluation to St. Luke's; early retirement in 1994 but then continued to work part-time in NE for several years. Died 07/20/99. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Letter dated 01.05.95; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Schmitz
Dennis E.1989PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave 5/02 and charged in 6/02 with improperly touching a teenage youth several times 6/98-5/99. Pled guilty 2002. Received 32-month sentence. Also convicted in another county and sentenced 1/03 to 32 months probation. Served as Vocations Director of Archdiocese 1994-7/01. A civil suit against the archdiocese was settled in 2003. Suit against Schmitz was ongoing. Schmitz agreed to seek laicization. On KS sex offender registry 1/3/10. On archdiocese's list 1/25/19. Noted to have been laicized in 2005.Kansas City, KSSource:
Associated Press 05.02.02; Associated Press 05.02.02; Kansas City Star 05.03.02; Topeka Capital-Journal 05.03.02; Kansas City Star 05.04.02; Topeka Capital-Journal 06.08.02; Associated Press 06.27.02; Kansas City Star 07.30.02; Kansas City Star 08.07.02; Kansas City Star 08.15.02; Kansas City Star 09.06.02; Kansas City Star 10.19.02; Kansas City Star 11.01.02; Kansas City Star 01.18.03; Kansas City Star 06.21.03; Lawrence Journal-World 06.24.10; Archdiocese of Kansas City KS List 01.25.19
Schmitz
John A.1957PSettledDiocesanAllegations first public in 2002. Sued 2005 by a woman claiming abuse as a child in 1959. Schmitz died 10/15/91. Parishioners had complained about his financial skills, his relationship with adult woman in 1982 and inappropriate behavior with minor girls. Sent to Paracletes for treatment. Archbishop did not accept him back as priest. Arrived in San Bernardino Diocese 1/83. Back in Iowa by 1985 without privileges; sued for relationship with married woman. Settleents in 2006 and 2007. San Diego and Dubuque personnel filed released 10/25/10. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18.Dubuque, IASource:
WQAD 03.14.05; Des Moines Register 03.15.05; Telegraph Herald 03.15.05; Des Moines Register 01.06.06; Diocese of Dubuque Annual Report 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 02.21.06; KIMT 02.21.06; Herald Telegraph 02.22.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Diocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18
Assignments:
Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 9.22.06
Schmitz
Josephine NAccusedSisters of St Francis of the Holy Family (OSF)Took vows in 1943. Accused of sexually abusing a boy in the early 1960s, starting when the boy was age 9. Schmitz, aka Sister Mary Philip, is accused of repeatedly keeping the boy after class at a Dubuque parish school, laying on top of him, and tongue-kissing him. She also worked in the Sioux City IA diocese and the Chicago IL archdiocese. The Dubuque archdiocese found the allegation not sustained (choices were: unfounded, exonerated, not sustained, sustained) although their investigator found it credible.Dubuque, IASource:
Des Moines Register 05.17.04; Daily Iowan 04.07.06; KIMT - NewsChannel 3 (Iowa) 04.12.06; KWWL 04.12.06; Tikkun 08.15.13
Assignments:
Heiderscheit Assignment List Summer 2003; Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
Schnacky
Paul R.1953PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave without privileges 5/10 after allegations of improper contact with minors in the 1970s. Assigned to St. Philip Neri in Rochester at the time of the alleged abuse. Review board said investigation confirmed the complaint. Sentenced by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance, per the diocese in 10/18.Rochester, NYSource:
Catholic Courier 10.09.04; Catholic Courier 05.16.10; Evening Tribune 05.17.10; WENY 05.20.10; Evening Tribune 05.23.10; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Diocese of Rochester Updated List 09.30.18
SchneiderCaroline Mary NSuedSisters of Charity of NazarethAccused in a 7/22/04 amendment to a lawsuit of abusing a girl at Most Blessed Sacrament parish school. The plaintiff also alleged abuse by two other nuns, Sr. Mary Jane and Sr. Jean. The Order confirmed that Schneider was at the school during the relevant time. She is deceased.Louisville, KYSource:
Associated Press 07.23.04; Courier-Journal 07.23.04
SchneiderJoseph  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused in the FL Attorney General's report released 11/6/20. Deceased. (No other information, including diocese Schneider was affiliated with; placing him in St. Petersburg for now.)St. Petersburg, FLSource:
FL Attorney General's Report 11.06.20
Schneider
Roger W.1958PAccusedDiocesanLast known assignment was at St. Francis Seminary 1966-71. Name included on the Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Per the list 7/9/03, Schneider "left priestly ministry" (no date given). Per the Archdiocese's list 1/26/07, he had been laicized.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 11.26.07; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 0 10.09.09; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
SchneiderRonald H.1975PAccusedDiocesanPolice investigated allegations in 1992 that Schneider had sexually assaulted two young boys some time before 1985. He was never charged but Diocese placed him on leave in 1993. Allegations included voyeurism and asking children to take their clothes off in front of him. Lots of transfers. On diocese's list 1/17/19. Multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse occurring in the 1970s. Ordered by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance.Green Bay, WISource:
Post Crescent 05.31.02; Capital Times 06.25.02; Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Schneider 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Schneider 01.17.19
Schneider
Stephen A.1972PAccusedDiocesanRemoved in 2/06 from position at St. Peter the Apostle parish in Joplin after allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor, which were made in 12/05. No information as to when alleged abuse occurred. No criminal charges filed. His actions violated church policy but did not break the law. Died in 2016.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Joplin Globe 02.28.06; Springfield News-Leader 02.28.06; The Missourian 02.28.06; Springfield News-Leader 03.01.06; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 11.19.18
Schoenhofen
Roger1966PSuedOblates of Mary ImmaculateAccused in a 1995 civil suit of sexually abusing a student at St. Henry's Preparatory Seminary. Per the lawsuit, Schoenhofen was among three Belleville priests, a deacon and two O.M.I. priests who abused the plaintiff. The lawsuit claimed a ring of homosexual priests lured young men and wined and dined them in exchange for sex. Schoenhofen was assigned to the Preparatory Seminary 1967-84. He was still an active priest in Afton, IL in 2008. He died 2/25/09.Belleville, ILSource:
Mohr v Fr Calhoun, et al ; 12 Circuit, St Clair Cty, IL; # 95-L579; Belleville (IL) News-Democrat 04.06.95; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.17.05; Belleville News-Democrat 02.26.09
Schoeppner
Clarence1937PSuedDiocesanSchoeppner became vice-chancellor of the archdiocese immediately after ordination, and later chancellor. Accused in a 1994 lawsuit of nonconsensual sexual acts and physical abuse of a girl in 1967, as part of 'cleaning ritual.' The girl and her sister lived at St. Anthony's Boys School, an orphanage run by the Poor Sisters of St. Francis Seraph of the Perpetual Adoration. Retired in 1980. Died prior to filing of the suit in 1994. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
St Petersburg Times (Reuters) 08.13.94; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Taos News 09.22.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19; Carroll Daily Herald 03.20.37; Carroll Daily Herald 10.05.37; Santa Fe New Mexican 06.21.38; Carroll Daily Herald 06.27.38
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
SchoeppnerLaurence Frances1926PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its 2/22/19 list. One allegation noted, of abuse of a girl 1948-49. Retired and died 1965.Sioux City, IASource:
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19
Schoettelkotte
John Bernard1960PSettledDiocesanAccused in a 2002 civil suit of abuse of a 15-year-old girl in the 1960s. Removed from ministry in 2003. Suit settled in 6/05 in exchange for publishing statements from plaintiff and Archbishop Buechlein in the archdiocesan newspaper. At least one other woman alleged abuse. Included on archdiocese's 10/12/18 list. Noted to have five victims, allegedly abused 1964-67.Indianapolis, INSource:
Indianapolis Star 06.23.02; Indianapolis Star 06.28.02; Courier Journal 08.30.02; Indianapolis Star 09.04.02; Indianapolis Star 12.17.02; Indianapolis Star 02.11.03; Indianapolis Star 05.09.03; Courier Journal 03.12.05; Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10.12.18; Indianapolis Star 10.12.18; Batesville Herald Tribune 10.14.18
Schoettmer
Kenneth J.1968PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave after he admitted in 2001 that he had sexual encounters with boys between 1984 and 1999. Also downloaded porn and trolled Internet for boys. Pleaded guilty 2003 to one count of gross sexual imposition in exchange for the dismissal of additional charges of rape and sexual battery of a 17-year-old boy. Sentenced to 5 years' probation. Civil suit filed 2004. Still on payroll of archdiocese as of 4/07. Laicization announced 5/11/07. On Sex Offender Register 1/21/12.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 06.23.01; Cincinnati Enquirer 06.24.01; Cincinnati Enquirer 06.30.01; Cincinnati Enquirer 08.05.01; Cincinnati Enquirer 09.27.01; Dayton Daily News 06.27.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 03.22.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 06.12.03; Archdiocese of Cincinnati Statement 02.07.06; Dayton Daily News 04.22.07; WLWT 05.11.07; Cincinnati Post 05.12.07; Dayton Daily News 05.12.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Scholl
Gerard M.1962PSettledDiocesanOne claim against Scholl included as part of settlement with Fort Worth Diocese 3/09 by five men who alleged abuse by James Reilly. Same man abused by Reilly and Scholl was also abused by James Hanlon. Scholl died in 2002. Worked as chaplain at UT Arlington, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish and on Diocesan Tribunal. Also spent time in Denver and Santa Fe.Fort Worth, TXSource:
Corsicana Daily Sun 05.23.62; Dallas Morning News 03.04.09; BBC News 03.05.09; Fort Worth Star Telegram 03.05.09; DFW Catholic 03.19.09; Diocese of Fort Worth List of Accused Priests accessed 12.31.11
Assignments:
Fort Worth Star Telegram 01.09.02
Schook
James R.1975PConvictedDiocesanRemoved 7/09 after allegation he sexually abused a male teen in 1985. Archdiocese said allegation did not involve parishes where he worked. Four more complaints of abuse in 1970s and 1980s. Permanent removal to life of prayer & penance 2/10 after review board found allegations credible. Former church worker sued 1/11 alleging termination when she turned him in. Suit dismissed 5/11. Appealed 6/11. Criminally charged 6/30/11 - two accusers. Convicted of 3 counts sodomy 4/16/14 in one case and one count of indecent or immoral practice in 2nd case. Formally sentenced 5/30/14 to 15 years prison; arrested. Terminally ill with skin cancer; to be housed at Kentucky State Reformatory in Oldham County which had nursing and hospice units. Appeal filed 5/12/14 included request he be allowed to stay out of jail during appeal. Early parole granted 11/17 due to medical status. Died 12/10/18.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier Journal 07.30.09; Official Statement by Archdiocese of Louisville 07.30.09; WAVE 07.30.09; WHAS 07.30.09; WLKY 07.30.09; Courier Journal 09.13.09; WHAS 09.15.09; Courier Journal 03.23.10; WHAS 03.23.10; WAVE 03.24.10; Courier Journal 01.27.11; WAVE 01.27.11; WDRB 01.27.11; WLKY 01.27.11; Courier Journal 01.29.11; WDRB 01.30.11; Courier Journal 02.16.11; WLKY 02.16.11; Courier Journal 05.16.11; Courier Journal 06.21.11; Courier Journal 06.30.11; WLKY 06.30.11; Courier Journal 07.05.11; Courier Journal 08.23.11; WHAS 09.08.11; Courier Journal 11.30.11; Courier Journal 12.17.12; KentuckyCom 12.17.12; Courier Journal 06.19.13; EPY WAVE 06.19.13; Houston Chronical 06.19.13; WDRB 06.24.13; WDRB 07.10.13; WAVE 09.16.13; Daily News (AP) 11.07.13; WDRB 11.07.13; WHAS 11.07.13; SNAP Statement 11.08.13; WDRB 03.30.14; WAVE 03.31.14; WHAS 04.14.14; Courier-Journal (AP) 04.15.14; WHAS 11 04.15.14; Courier-Journal (AP) 04.16.14; Enquirer-Herald 04.16.14; SNAP Statement 04.16.14; WAVE 04.16.14; WHAS 11 04.16.14; Courier-Journal 04.17.14; SNAP Statement re Sentence 04.17.14; WAVE 04.17.14; WDRB 04.17.14; Courier-Journal 05.30.14; Daily Mail (UK) 05.30.14; SNAP Statement 05.30.14; WAVE 05.30.14; WDRB 05.30.14; Courier-Journal 06.06.14; SNAP Statement 06.12.14; WDRB 06.12.14; WHAS 11.02.14; The Courier-Journal 11.03.14; WKLY 11.03.14; WHAS 11 11.15.17; Courier Journal 11.26.18; Archdiocese of Louisville List 02.11.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
SchoolcraftByron Wayne DAccusedDiocesanPer Diocese of Tucson list accessed 8/5/11, Schoolcraft has been suspended from ministry as deacon. He served at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in Tucson from 1981-1984. No further information found.Tucson, AZSource:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11
Schoppe
Charles Kevin1949PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002, it was revealed that Schoppe was forced to resign (retire) in 1992 after the diocese confirmed that he sexually abused girl 30 years prior. Privileges removed in 6/02. Three more women came forward in 2002 alleging abuse by Schoppe as minors. Died in 2014. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Houston Chronicle 06.23.02; Houston Chronicle 07.12.02; Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
Schornack (Schomack)
Mark1959BSettledOFM FranciscansAccused 5/10/13 complaint of touching &\and penetrating a girl at a Mission in St Michael's AZ in Navajo Nation. Plaintiff on claimants' committee in Gallup bankruptcy; came forward as Prudence Jones. Accused in 2015 complaint of abusing 2nd girl by sexual touching, fondling, frottage, intercrural sex and penetration at St Michael's. Settled 11/17. Worked in Navajo Nation over 20 years as bus driver, helper of poor and children's roller skate teacher. Trained as Maryknoll; no final vows; concerns about vocation.Treated by Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs NM; admitted to Franciscans while in treatment there; solemn vows 8/16/59. Worked at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Fort Defiance AZ and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Kayenta AZ. Later lived at Curia Juan Diego/OFM Friary in Albuquerque, per 2005-12 Directory. Worked at St. Felix Pantry in Rio Rancho NM. Dementia in last years; lived at South Valley Care Center in Albuquerque. Died 1/16/12. On diocesan list as of 4/28/17.Gallup, NMSource:
Padres Trail 12.13.04; Padres Trail 03.01.05; Padres Trail 06.24.09; Padres Trail 05.13.10; Padres Trail 01.16.12; Jane JP Doe v Gallup Diocese 05.28.13; Gallup Independent 06.20.13; Sacramento Bee 06.24.13; The New Mexican 06.25.13; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; ABQ Journal 12.14.13; Gallup Bankruptcy Motion 10.30.14; Jane LS Doe v Gallup Diocese 03.17.16; Jones Statement at US Bankruptcy Court Hearing 06.21.16; Albuquerque Journal 07.17.16; Gallup Independent 11.16.16; Gallup Independent 12.13.16; Gallup Independent 04.29.17; Cibola Beacon 05.10.17; Gallup Independent 10.17.17; Gallup Independent 10.21.17; Gallup Independent 11.20.17; Associated Press 11.21.17; Gallup Independent 04.09.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Gallup Credibly Accused List
Schouten
Clarence J.1929PSettledDiocesanPastor of St. Joseph's in Milwaukee/Wauwatosa 1955-69. Name included on the Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of credible allegations of abuse. Schouten died 1/14/79. He was accused of molesting three girls, who were sisters, in the 1950s while assigned to St. Joseph's. One of the women settled for $125K in 2004.Milwaukee, WISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.01.11; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Schreiber
Lawrence 1956PAccusedOFM FranciscanName included on the Gallup diocese's 12/14 list of credibly accused clerics. Assigned to numerous parishes in the diocese 1961-91. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he was assigned 2002-03.Gallup, NMSource:
Diocese of Gallup List downloaded 02.28.15; Diocese of Las Cruces List Updated 06.24.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Gallup List downloaded 02.28.15
Schreiter
John P.1969PAccusedDiocesanA man told the Archdiocese in 3/04 of sexual abuse in the early 1980s. Schreiter said that the person was an adult at the time and denied all claims. Matter referred to AG's office which said statute had expired. Archdiocese continued investigation. In 8/04 the Review Board deemed the allegation unsubstantiated and Schreiter was reinstated. Removed again 6/10/12 due to a different sexual abuse allegation, involving a minor. He was scheduled to retire in two weeks and did so. Quietly reinstated again in 1/13.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.29.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 08.10.04; Fox 6 06.10.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.10.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 06.10.12; WTMJ 06.10.12; Fox 11 06.11.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.11.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 06.11.12; SNAP Wisconsin 01.26.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.29.13; SNAP Wisconsin 01.29.13
SchrengerArthur C.1975PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse and placed on leave 2003. Per 12/05 article, he appealed to Rome the archdiocese's finding that he had two instances of misconduct with minors prior to 1985. One 2003 article says he admitted abuse. No criminal prosecution because of statute of limitations. On archdiocese's list 12/6/18. "Misconduct" noted to have occurred late 1960s-1982. Prohibited from ministry in archdiocese.Mobile, ALSource:
Associated Press 04.02.03; Mobile Register 04.03.03; Montgomery Advertiser 04.04.03; Mobile Register 04.06.03; Mobile Register 04.25.03; WPMI 04.25.03; Mobile Register 02.17.04; Mobile Register 12.09.05; Lagniappe Mobile 09.12.18; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18
Assignments:
Mobile Register 4.04.03
Schroeder
Othmar H.1938PAccusedDiocesanDied 2/16/88. Allegations of abuse by Schroeder 1947-75 at Holy Family parish were made public 8/18/07. Bishop Gettelfinger stated that he knew of allegations in 1996 but recently learned that the "scope is greater than we knew." By 8/31/07 there were claims of abuse of at least 10 boys and girls. Schroeder began as a priest of the then-diocese of Indianapolis. His first parish was in Lawrence IN, near Cincinnati, now in the archdiocese of Indianapolis. On the diocese's list 2/22/19.Evansville, INSource:
Bishop Gettelfinger Statement 08.18.07; Boeglin Letter 08.18.07; ABC7 (AP) 08.20.07; Courier Journal (AP) 08.21.07; WFIE 08.21.07; Courier & Press 08.22.07; Courier & Press 08.29.07; NY Times 08.30.07; WEHT 08.30.07; Associated Press 08.31.07; Courier & Press 08.31.07; Tri-State Home Page 09.02.07; WFIE 11.15.07; Courier & Press 11.19.07; WFIE 11.19.07; Sun-Commercial 03.21.14; Indianapolis Star 04.20.14; Catholic Philly 01.13.17; Diocese of Evansville List 02.22.19
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Evansville List 02.22.19
Schroering
Francis A.1959PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of fondling two girls in the 1960s. Removed in 6/02. HIs accusers were asked to meet with a psychologist who was to make a report to the Diocesan Review Board. In 9/02 the Board considered one claim and recommended that Schroering be "immediately" reinstated. The other claim was not considered because the girl was 18 at the time of the alleged abuse. Retired in 6/03 due to "illness." Died 6/1/05. At one parish, admitted abuser Fr. Mark Kurzendoerfer was Schroering's assistant pastor.Evansville, INSource:
Beliefnet June 2002; Associated Press 06.11.02; Associated Press 06.15.02; Associated Press 06.17.02; Associated Press 06.20.02; Evansville Courier & Press 09.20.02; Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church Website accessed 09.25.12
Schuck
Joseph J.1953PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 2003 from part-time work in the Albany diocese after the Brooklyn diocese said he may have abused someone more than 50 years prior. Had been working in the Albany diocese for 25 years after moving there to care for his aging parents. The alleged victim contacted the Brooklyn diocese in 2002; a preliminary investigation deemed the allegation credible. Retired in about 2000. Died 4/22/14. On the Brooklyn diocese's list in 2/19.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Press & Sun-Bulletin 01.14.03; Times Union 01.14.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
SchuckMartin J.1965PAccusedDiocesanDiocese of Brooklyn NY priest. Named publicly by the Boise diocese as credibly accused on its list in 10/19. It notes incidents 1974-76 while assigned to St. Catherine's in Kamiah ID, reported in 2003.Boise, IDSource:
Diocese of Boise List 10.24.19
SchuergerAnthony1977PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 6/21/19. Noted to be on administrative leave pending further investigation of the allegation against him by the Review Board.Cleveland, OHSource:
Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
SchuhEarl1943PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/17/19. Noted to have a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse occurring in the 1970s. The diocese's updated list in 5/20 notes multiple substantiated allegations, with abuse occurring 1959-60. Died in 2005.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Schuh 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Schuh 05.06.20
Schulte
Daniel R.1987PConvictedVincentianCharged in 2006 with downloading child pornography from the internet. He had been removed from his position as hospital chaplain in 2005 and sent to St. Louis, MO for treatment. Pled guilty in 6/06. Sentenced to 7 years, 3 months in prison in 10/06 and ordered to register as a sex offender upon release. Remained a priest; faced possible laicization. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. On the Vincentians list in 2020, which notes he died the same year.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Sun-Times 03.22.06; Houston Chronicle 03.22.06; KWMU (AP) 06.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 06.21.06; NY Times (AP) 10.31.06; Chicago Sun-Times 11.01.06; Chicago Tribune 11.01.06; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 04.01.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Vincentians Western Province List 12.07.20
Schulte
Gary1972PAccusedDiocesanRemoved without privileges from assignment at St. Sylvester's in Warren 10/29/11 after allegations of sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old boy in 1991. Schulte was working at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Madison Heights at the time of the alleged abuse. Review board found allegations had enough validity to warrant restrictions. No criminal charges to be filed due to the statute of limitations. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Permanently removed from public ministry.Detroit, MISource:
Click on Detroit 10.30.11; Daily Tribune 10.30.11; Detroit Free Press 10.30.11; Detroit News 10.30.11; Statement by Archdiocese of Detroit 10.30.11; WXYZ 10.30.11; The Patch 10.31.11; Daily Tribune 11.01.11; Detroit Free Press 11.01.11; Detroit News 11.01.11; Detroit Free Press 11.03.11; Daily Tribune 11.18.11; Fox Detroit 01.05.12; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Schulte
Raymond Francisco1979PSuedBenedictinePer the Abbey Abuse Disclosure Project, one alleged victim made a 9/02 statement that Schulte sexually molested him 10/88. Also accused of knowing about abuse by Dunstan Moorse and John Kelly. Supposedly living a restricted lifestyle at St. John's, but traveled frequently, including to Italy. Named in new suit 5/18/10 by two brothers claiming abuse in 1984-86. Suit settled 3/11 with other claims against Abbey. New suit in Puerto Rico 4/11. Name on Abbey list 12/9/13 and St. Cloud list 1/3/14. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. It notes report in 1992 of abuse in 1985 in Raleigh diocese.Raleigh, NCSource:
St John's Abuse Disclosure Project (ADP); St Cloud Times 10.02.02; St Cloud Times 07.06.03; KARE 05.18.10; St Cloud Times 05.18.10; Anderson Advocates Blog 05.19.10; St Cloud Times 05.19.10; Star Tribune 05.19.10; WCCO 05.19.10; News & Observer 05.20.10; St Cloud Times 06.09.10; St Cloud Times 03.29.11; Star Tribune 03.30.11; St Cloud Times 04.01.11; News Release by J Anderson & Assoc 04.29.11; St Cloud Times 04.29.11; John Doe 171 v Order of St Benedict, et al, US District Court Puerto Rico, Case No 3:11-cv-0140, 05.02.11; St Cloud Times 05.03.11; Taiwan News 05.03.11; St Cloud Times 09.18.11; Pioneer Press 12.09.13; St Cloud Times 12.09.13; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14; Diocese of Raleigh List accessed 12.17.18
SchultzRaymond T.1947PSuedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Monsignor. Pastor of SS Peter & Paul in Beaver 1966-97, Administrator there 1997-99. Died in 1999. In 2009 a man told the diocese that he was sexually abused by Schultz in around 1978, when he was an altar boy at SS Peter and Paul and a student at the parish school. The man testified in 2017 before the Grand Jury that the abuse began around when he was in grade 4 and continued until the middle or end of grade 7. He said it included oral and anal copulation and Schultz ejaculating onto his face. In 2012 the man and his parents met with Bishop Zubik. He said Zubik offered college tuition for his children, money for counseling, and a little bit of money. He refused because a confidentiality agreement was required. Named in a 6/20 lawsuit.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Trib Live 06.12.20
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Schumacher
George Joseph1965PAccusedDiocesanPermanently removed in 1/03 due to a 1983 allegation that he plied a 13-year-old boy with alcohol, then sexually molested him during a campout. The boy was a resident of Campbell Lodge Boys Home (for troubled boys), run by Schhmacher. The alleged victim reported the abuse to police in 1983 and Schumacher was removed. By 1986 Schumacher was back at Campbell Lodge and in 1996 he was given a parish assignment. Included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). It notes a "Charter Suspension" 9/13/02.Covington, KYSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 10.09.03; Kentucky Post 05.22.04; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
SchumacherLaurence C.1930PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly by the diocese on its list sometime after 12/18. Categorized under "removed from ministry due to allegation of abuse of a minor before 2002 or, determined to have substantial evidence of abuse of a minor before 2002. Schumacher died in 1980.Peoria, ILSource:
Diocese of Peoria List accessed 01.28.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Peoria Assignment Record
Schuster
Joseph A.1966PAccusedDiocesanAccused at 3:00 pm on 3/30/18, Good Friday, outside the cathedral in Buffalo, of sexually assaulting a boy age 13 in 1968. The survivor stated he understands he was the 'first of many victims.' He met Schuster at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Niagara Falls, where Schuster helped out. In 1968 Schuster was assigned to Holy Name of Jesus in Buffalo and then as faculty at the Preparatory Seminary in Buffalo. After an event relating to the Vietnam War, Schuster pressed the boy to stay overnight at the priest's apartment, rather than bike home in the dark. The boy told his mother about the abuse the next day. The diocese stated Schuster was not on its 3/20/19 list of 'diocesan priests who were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor' because the list only included deceased priests with 2 or more allegations. Schuster was granted a leave of absence in 1991; it is not known whether he was ever laicized. He died on 7/23/07.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 07.27.07; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Niagara Gazette 03.30.18; WBFO 03.30.18; WIVB 03.30.18; Buffalo News 04.04.18; Buffalo News 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
SchuttBruce A.1965PAccusedDiocesanFirst publicly accused on Diocese's 10/18 list. Abuse alleged in 1965 and 1974. Assigned to St. Monica in Mishawaka 1965-58, then moved to St. John the Baptist in Fort Wayne 1968. Worked for a few months in the Diocese of LaCrosse, WI. Dismissed from the clergy, per news report, in 1975.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
WIBC 10.09.18; South Bend Tribune 10.10.18
Schutte
Robert W.1943PAccusedDiocesanAfter ordination Schutte spent a year in a St. Augustine FL parish, after which he returned to his native OH. He taught high school and served in parishes as an assistant and then pastor in the Cincinnati archdiocese. He also was an assistant Air Force chaplain in FL.; the time-period for that is unclear. He retired in 1984. In late 2003 Schutte's privileges were removed after allegations arose that he sexually abused a minor several decades before. He died a little over a month later, in 1/04, at age 89.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Pathways Spring 2004; Catholic Telegraph (OH) 01.09.04; San Antiono Express-News 10.08.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Schutty
John Joseph1983PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 4/06. Accused of abuse of minor several years prior. Diocese announced in 12/06 that review board found the allegations to be credible. Schutty was then removed from his position as pastor. On the diocese's list 11/8/18.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Jefferson City News Tribune (AP) 04.27.06; Columbia Daily Tribune 12.13.06; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18
SchutzmanJohn Stanley1952PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Retired 1990. Died 11/26/96.Covington, KYSource:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Schwaegel
Joseph R.1965PSettledDiocesanFormer Vicar General. Monsignor. The "singing priest." Civil suit filed 8/99 alleging abuse of an 8-year-old boy in 1973. Refiled as federal case 2001. Some charges dismissed on SOL in 2003. Case settled 2/03. Admitted to being "a sex addict." At least two arrests for solicitation. Left ministry 1994 due to his sex addition, not his alleged abuse of minors. Other alleged victims have come forward. Testified in Kownacki trial 8/08. Diocesan website gave his status 1/24/09 as "Administrative Leave/Retired." Died 7/13/16. On diocese's list 12/19/18. Suit 7/19/19 claims abuse 1987-89 of a boy, beginning when the boy was a 6-year-old kindergartener at Cathedral Grade School.Belleville, ILSource:
St Louis Post Dispatch 12.08.94; Post Dispatch 08.24.99; NY Times 03.03.02; Belleville News Democrat 07.14.02; News Democrat 07.16.02; News Democrat 09.15.02; Post Dispatch 01.30.03; News Democrat 01.31.03; Post Dispatch 02.21.03; Belleville News-Democrat 03.07.03; Belleville News Democrat 04.24.07; News Democrat 08.21.08; News Democrat 08.22.08; Post Dispatch 08.22.08; Testimony in Kownacki Trial 08.22.08; The Messenger 10.10.16; Diocese of Belleville List 12.19.18; Belleville News-Democrat 07.29.19; Madison - St Clair Record 08.08.19; News Democrat 10.07.19
SchwartenPaul J. 1943PConvictedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list in late 2018. Accused in 1951 of abuse same year. Accused 1960 of abuse of a minor in Nebraska; arrested, convicted, served 18 months in prison. 'Leave of Absence' 5/1/51 - 9/65. Returned to parish ministry. Leave of absence 12/65, back in ministry 2/67. Retired 6/24/87. Died 12/5/95.Wheeling-Charleston, WVSource:
Dioceses of Wheeling-Charleston Updated List 12.05.18
Assignments:
Dioceses of Wheeling-Charleston Updated List 12.05.18
Schwartz
John1981PSettledJesuitAccused in 1997 of of abuse of a Jesuit High School student 1986-87 in Portland, Oregon. Reportedly left the Jesuits and became a San Francisco archdiocesan priest. Sued in 2005. Took voluntary leave. Suit settled for $95K in 11/05. Per 11/06 news, Schwartz was being returned to active ministry after the archdiocese deemed the accusations not credible. Chaplain at St. Anne's Home in San Francisco (a Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor) 2007-11. Not indexed in the Catholic Directory past 2011.Portland, ORSource:
Oregonian 10.07.05; CBS 5 10.25.05; Marlin Independent Journal 10.26.05; Oregonian 11.14.05; Oregonian 11.30.05; Marin Independent Journal 12.01.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; KTVU 11.28.06; Marin Independent Journal 11.28.06; Fresno Bee 11.29.06; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
SchwartzPeter1962PAccusedBenedictineNamed publicly as accused by the Fargo diocese on its list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated. Died in 2003.Fargo, NDSource:
Diocese of Fargo List 01.02.20
Schwartz
William T.1958PSettledDiocesanAllegation first public in 2003. Accused of abusing boys in the 1960s and 1970s. Laicized 11/05. A lawsuit filed in 2004 settled in 2005 for $100K. Three plaintiffs settled in 2/06 as part of settlement involving several priests. Settled with Schwartz in 4/06. At least one more claim included in $2.6M settlement with archdiocese in 3/07. Three cases were included in 1/08 settlement with archdiocese. At least one more included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.Dubuque, IASource:
Courier 01.16.05; Courier 01.16.05; Courier 09.28.05; Courier 09.28.05; Courier 01.06.06; Courier 01.06.06; Des Moines Register 01.06.06; Des Moines Register 01.06.06; Diocese of Dubuque Annual Report 01.06.06; Diocese of Dubuque Annual Report 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 01.06.06; Sioux City Journal 01.06.06; Sioux City Journal 01.06.06; Globe Gazette 02.21.06; Globe Gazette 02.21.06; Herald Telegraph 02.22.06; Herald Telegraph 02.22.06; Sioux City Journal 02.22.06; Sioux City Journal 02.22.06; Telegraph Herald 03.05.06; Telegraph Herald 03.05.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06; KWWL 04.19.06; KWWL 04.19.06; WQAD 04.20.06; WQAD 04.20.06; Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 02.07.08; Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 02.07.08; Telegraph Herald 04.28.10; Telegraph Herald 04.28.10; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Assignments:
; Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 09.22.06; Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
SchweichRamona NSettledSchool Sisters of Notre DameAccused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl at a boarding school in Colton WA. Order settled the case in 2004 for about $120K. Schweich admitted to the "sexual relations." Another another claim settled in 2003 for $30K.Spokane, WASource:
Associated Press 06.25.04; Detroit Free Press 06.27.04
SchwellenbachAloysius1928PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 11/29/18. Died 9/15/00.Springfield, ILSource:
Diocese of Springfield IL List 11.29.18; Herald-Review 11.29.18
Scobee
Robert G.1937PAccusedDiocesanFirst assignment was at Immaculate Conception, (later became St. Pius X) parish, in Moberly. At one point in his career, there was one allegation of abuse. On leave of absence at Paraclete facility in Jemez Springs NM 1970-1972. Reassigned to a parish 1973-1974 No assignment in 1975. Retired 1976. Died 4/30/79. On diocese's list 11/8/18.Jefferson City, MOSource:
KOMU 05.07.12; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18
ScottAugustus  ?PSettledO.F.M.Conv.In 4/12, attorney Garabedian announced that he had recently settled at least one case involving allegation of abuse by Scott. Abuse allegedly occurred several times in Scott's car between 1969-1970 when accuser was 16. Diocese in 2012 said Scott was not an active priest. Other sources reported he was living in North Carolina.Camden, NJSource:
BishopAccountability 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12
Scott
George M.1925PSettledDiocesanMonsignor. Accused of abusing both a boy and a girl, ages 7 or 8, during 1947-58. Named by two plaintiffs in a civil suit filed in 12/03. Died in 1986. Claims included in massive $660M settlement by L.A. archdiocese of over 500 claims 7/14/07.Los Angeles, CASource:
Press-Telegram (San Pedro, CA) 01.12.04; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Times 07.15.07; City of Angels 12.07.07
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
Scott
James1974PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Paterson diocese on its list 2/13/19. One accusation noted. Parish priest and faculty member of high schools in Clifton, Sparta and Wayne. Removed from ministry in 1995.Paterson, NJSource:
Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19; The Patch 02.14.19
ScottJames A.1966PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 10/15/18. Per archdiocese, first report of abuse 1986. Scott was suspended, evaluated and returned to limited ministry in 1987 as a hospital and nursing home chaplain. Faculties removed in 1995, laicized 1996. Scott died in 2013.Washington, DCSource:
Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18
ScottRaymond (John)1948PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/31/19. Worked in Wichita Falls, Dallas, Ennis, Terrell and Greenville parishes. Retired in 2000. Died in 2012.Dallas, TXSource:
Diocese of Dallas List 01.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Dallas Priest Details
ScottVincent PAccusedJesuitAs part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Scott's name is included on this list. Per the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, claims against Scott were reported in 2009, of abuse in 2000. He was dismissed 6/12/00.Portland, ORSource:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
ScrutonStephen1960PSettledDiocesanArrested and convicted in 1984 and 1987 for lewd and/or indecent behavior at highway rest areas. Sued in 1991 on claims of abuse of an altar boy in 1986. Took sick leave in 1990. Removed from position at counselor for sex offenders at Essex County Jail in 1992 after name appeared on list of accused. Named in three suits in 2002. At least one claim in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Laicized and deceased, per diocese's list 7/31/19.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 02.15.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Associated Press 04.09.02; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; Nashua (NH) Telegraph 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
ScullyRichard1978PSettledDiocesanAccused in a 1994 civil suit of abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1980 at parish school. Suit claims Fr. Dale Calhoun also abused the youth. Removed from parish in Yakima diocese in 1988 and sent to treatment. Later moved to Hereford TX. Working in Amarillo TX 1989-3/02 when he resigned. At least 2 claims settled confidentially. A Seattle priest stated publicly in 2004 that Scully abused him in the 1970s when he was 15; reported to church in 2003. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Accused in a 4/19 suit, along with 3 other priests, of abuse of a Yakima boy in the 1970s and '80s at St. Andrew's parish and at a YMCA building used by the diocese. This accuser said the abuse began when he was age 10, and that it included being forced into sex acts with other boys. Laicized. On Yakima's list 7/9/19.Yakima, WASource:
CJC v Bishop of Yakima et al, 94-2-01931-5, Snohomish Co, 07.25.94; Associated Press 07.29.99; Seattle Times 04.14.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Dallas Morning News 07.04.02; Statement by Bishop Savilla of Yakima 10.14.03; Dallas Morning News 01.19.04; Yakima Herald Republic 02.28.04; Associated Press 08.31.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.31.04; Seattle Times 09.01.04; Yakima Herald-Republic 09.01.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 09.23.04; Yakima Herald Republic 01.07.07; Yakima Herald-Republic 07.04.10; Yakima Herald-Republic 10.21.11; Yakima Herald Republic 01.15.13; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; Yakima Herald 01.24.16; Herald-Republic 04.02.19; Diocese of Yakima List 07.09.19
Sebescak
Gary1994PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from assignment as associate pastor of St. Mary's in Mount Vernon by Bishop Gregory 4/95 after an allegation that Sebescak had sexually abused a minor six years previously while at St. Meinrad Catholic Seminary. Bishop Gregory deemed the allegations credible. No criminal charges filed. On diocese's list 12/19/18.Belleville, ILSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.26.95; Diocese of Belleville List 12.19.18
Seculoff
James F.1962PAccusedDiocesanHigh school principal. Head of Catholic Schools beginning 1970. Resigned and retired 1/14 after diocese received complaint of sexual abuse of minor alleged to have occurred about 44 years before. Review Board deemed allegation credible. Matter referred to Rome. As of 1/27/14 three more accusers had come forward with credible allegations. Removed from public ministry 10/13/15. On diocese's 9/18/18 list. Five known credible allegations.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
ABC 57 01.15.14; Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 01.15.14; Indiana News Center 01.15.14; News Sentinel 01.15.14; WNDU 01.15.14; Journal Gazette 01.16.14; SNAP Statement 01.16.14; KPC News 01.20.14; News-Sentinel 01.27.14; Statement by Diocese of Fort Wayne accessed 01.27.14; IN SNAP Media Statement 06.19.14; WANE 06.19.14; Journal Gazette 06.20.14; Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend list 09.18.18; Journal Gazette 09.23.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Ft Wayne-South Bend list 09.18.18
SeeryJohn1976PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. It noted allegation received in 1978 of abuse in the late 1970s, and that Seery left the United States in 1978 and died in 2011.New Orleans, LASource:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
Assignments:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
Sego
Arthur A.1946PSuedDiocesanPer a 1995 civil suit, Sego abused a girl when she was in elementary school 27 years prior. Suit dismissed on SOL. Admitted exposing himself to one young girl and having another undress and dance for him. Removed from ministry 1994. Lived under restrictions in priest retirement home near St. Louis until death 9/7/98. Abuse allegations involve young girls, teenagers, and pregnant girls. Lived and traveled with Bishop Higi for many years. On diocese's list 9/28/18.Lafayette, INSource:
Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.17.97; Indianapolis Star 02.17.97; Journal and Courier 02.01.04; Diocese of Lafayette IN List 09.28.19
Seguin
Donald E.1946PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed 6/30/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a minor in about 1961 at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Crown Point. Died 8/8/76.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
WWNY 06.30.20; The Press Republican 07.02.20
SeidelMichael L.1987PAccusedDiocesanSuspended by the Archdiocese in 1998 after an allegation of abuse of a minor was determined to be credible. Laicization announced 11/03/06. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19.St. Louis, MOSource:
Archdiocese of St Louis Press Release 11.03.06; MyFox (AP) 11.03.06; St Louis Review 11.03.06; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.04.06; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19
Assignments:
Assignment Record
Seidenberg/Seidenburg
Augustine J.1948PSettledDiocesanFive women filed suit in 1994 alleging abuse as minors (Rubino's RICO suit).Seidenberg allegedly would force them to sit on his lap while he masturbated and fondled them during confessions. Permanently suspended from ministry in 1994. The women shared in a 3/03 settlement. He died 1/13/01. On diocese's list 2/13/19.Camden, NJSource:
Atlantic Cty, NJ; # ATL-L-004059-94; New Jersey Provincial Directory, 2011, p 206; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; The Record (AP) 11.02.94; Courier Post 04.14.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
Seifner
Thomas1992PAccusedDiocesanPastor of parishes in Loose Creek and Bonnots Mill beginning 7/09. Removed 12/09 after allegations that he had engaged in "inappropriate electronic communication" with a minor male five years previously. Review board found his actions to be true sexual abuse of a minor. On diocese's list 11/8/18.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Media Advisory from Jefferson City Diocese 12.20.09; Boonville Daily News 01.08.10; ConnectMidMissouri 01.08.10; KOMU 01.08.10; News Tribune 01.08.10; KOMU 01.11.10; Hanibal Courier-Post 01.12.10; KOMU 02.27.10; News Tribune 02.28.10; Boonville Daily News 05.28.10; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18
SeitzPaul F.1958PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 11/94 after allegations that he was involved in sexual misconduct with a minor 30 years prior. Denied allegations. Allowed to return to work prior to 2002. Assigned to a smaller parish and ordered not to be alone with children. Per 6/02 article, Seitz resigned "for health reasons." On diocese's list 3/29/19. Noted to have retired 6/1/02 and to be "under restrictions."Charleston, SCSource:
Post and Courier (SC) 03.04.95; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Renew America 08.18.06; Renew America 04.19.11; Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19
Sella
Donald J.1983PSettledDiocesanCapuchin brother prior to ordination for the Paterson diocese. Accused in a 1/04 civil suit. At least one claim of sexual abuse of a child was settled in 2/05 as part of a $5M settlement of claims by 27 individuals against several priests. Sella was still assigned to a parish in 2005 because "the diocese found no evidence of wrongdoing during an internal review." Died 11/4/18 in Puerto Rico, where he had been living in retirement. Per his obituary, Sella "resigned for health reasons and retired in 2008."Paterson, NJSource:
Herald News 11.04.04; Herald News 02.16.05; Record 02.16.05; The Beacon Obituary 11.15.18
SellaPeter1968PAccusedSalesians of Don BoscoProfessed vows as a Salesian brother in 1957. Ordained for the order in 1968. Worked in FL, MA, LA, NJ, Rome Italy. Died in 2/6/20. Named publicly as accused in 3/20 by the Salesian order on its list of credibly accused. No details as to when or where the abuse occurred, or number of victims. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese for now, where the Salesians Easter Province is based.)New York, NYSource:
Salesians List 03.31.20; Salesians website 11.12.20
Assignments:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Sellentin
Thomas1965PSuedDiocesanRemoved 4/02 after allegation. Admitted sexually abusing boys as far back as 30 years. People from two parishes said church authorities knew about abuse for many years. Sellentin was transferred in 1960s after allegations. Matter discussed at meeting with church pastor in 1960s. Transferred again about 1980 after complaints. Allegations of abuse in at least four parishes between 1968 and 1974. Civil suit(s) filed 3/03. On archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes reports 1968-present of abuse 1968-89, and 20-35 victims. Its 3/1/19 updated list notes 20-38 victims.Omaha, NESource:
Omaha World-Herald 04.08.02; Omaha World-Herald 04.09.02; Omaha World-Herald 04.10.02; Omaha World-Herald 04.11.02; Omaha World-Herald 04.29.02; Omaha World-Herald 06.02.02; Omaha World-Herald 06.09.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Omaha World-Herald 06.16.02; Associated Press 08.16.02; Omaha World-Herald 08.17.02; Associated Press 03.06.03; The Catholic Voice 12.03.18; Archdiocese of Omaha List updated 03.01.19
SelmoLouis1939PAccusedOrdained for the Congration of St. Joseph (c.s.j.). Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to archdiocese in 2014 of incident(s) around 1982. Died in 2005.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18
Selvaraj
James PAccusedDiocesanFrom India, became U.S. citizen. Worked in the Trenton diocese beginning in 1998. Accused in 2005 of improperly touching an 11-year-old girl. Removed from duties. In 2/06 a grand jury dismissed the charges. State AG expunged his record so there would be no trace of the accusation or charge. Nonetheless, Bishop Smith removed him from ministry and tried to send him back to India, saying Selvaraj had been repeatedly warned of his "overly friendly personality." As of 2012, Selvaraj was still in NJ without privileges. His appeal to the Vatican was denied when it ruled that the diocese had followed proper protocol and was within its rights. Said in 2/12 he would return to his home parish in India when he received a formal declaration from the diocese that he was a priest in good standing.Trenton, NJSource:
The Times (NJ) 10.31.05; NBC10com 12.02.05; The Times (NJ) 12.02.05; The Tretonian 12.02.05; India Abroad 12.23.05; The Times (NJ) 02.03.06; The Trentonian 02.12.06; The Times (NJ) 02.13.06; National Catholic Reporter 05.06.10; The Times (NJ) 01.03.12; Media Report 01.04.12
Seminatore
Joseph J.1969PReinstatedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 2002 from Parmadale Family Services home after a man alleged sexual abuse there as a minor. Parmadale offered treatment to children with emotional problems. Seminatore denied the allegations. Three accusers filed suit in 07/02. In 8/02 Seminatore filed a countersuit, alleging conspiracy. Plaintiffs' case dismissed on SOL; dismissal upheld by Appeals Court in 2006. Seminatore's claim dismissed by trial court; upheld by Appeals Court 12/04. In 10/15 the diocese announced Seminatore's administrative leave had ended, and he was granted retirement. This was after a tribunal of three canonists determined the charges were not confirmed. Included on the diocese's list 6/21/19 of clergy with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse. Permanently removed from ministry.Cleveland, OHSource:
Ohio Court of Appeals Decision in Doe v Moe 2006-Ohio-5233; Plain Dealer 05.04.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Plain Dealer 07.12.02; Plain Dealer 08.20.02; Plain Dealer 04.28.04; OHIO COURT OF APPEALS, EIGHTH DISTRICT, COUNTY OF CUYAHOGA, Cause No 84032, rendered 12.02.04; Diocese of Cleveland 10.22.15; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
SemlaThaddeus J.1963PAccusedDiocesanFrom Poland, where he was ordained. Appears to have arrived in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1972. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Allegedly abused at St. Dominic Parish High School in Oyster Bay. He was assigned to the parish 6/90-6/92. Died 9/28/92.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21; Holy Name of Jesus Parish website 05.15.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Sempko
Walter A.1950PSuedDiocesanAccused, along with Rev. Raymond Dougherty, in a lawsuit filed in 7/19 by a 67- year-old man of repeatedly raping him as an altar boy at St. Joseph's in the early 1960s. Sempko died 10/2/17, age 94.Harrisburg, PASource:
Patriot News 09.25.19; Patriot News Obituary via Legacy 10.03.19; WHYY 10.10.19
Assignments:
Patriot News Obituary via Legacy 10.03.19
SenecalEugene1940PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/29/19. Allegations reported to the diocese in 1994 and 2002 of abuse 1960s-1970s. Senecal died in 1975.Salina, KSSource:
Diocese of Salina List 03.29.19
SenesacLouis  ?PAccusedViatorian Fathers--Les Clers de Saint-ViateurNamed publicly as accused by the Alexandria diocese on its list 2/6/19. A 2019 review by the diocese of Senesac's file showed a credibl allegation of sexual abuse of a male minor in 1945. Assigned 1941-48 to Church of the Little Flower in Evergreen. Senesac died in 1966.Alexandria, LASource:
Diocese of Alexandria List 02.06.19; Avoyelles Today 02.10.19
Senevirante
Noel< 1970PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the San Jose diocese on its list 10/18/18. From the Diocese of Trincornalee-Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. San Jose received a report in 2002 that Senivirante sexually abused a child while assigned to St. Leo the Great School 1971-72. Permanently banned from ministry in 2002. Died 6/16/09.San Jose, CASource:
Diocese of San Jose list 10.18.18
SenkoMartin Richard1956PAccusedDiocesanIn 1/93 a woman came forward to archdiocesan officials, alleging abuse by Senko 1965-69, when she was a North Catholic High School student and he was a teacher, then principal. She said she spoke with a few priests about it at the time, but the abuse continued. He resigned as pastor of St. Peter's in Portland in 3/93 and was sent for treatment. He denied touching the girl "consciously or unconsciously." He did admit to relationships with adult women. Returned to ministry. Administrator 1994-98 of St. Andrew in Cornelius. Retired in 1998. Removed from public ministry in 5/02. Died in 12/04. Documents from file released 11/08.Portland, ORSource:
Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by Archdiocese 11.25.08
SepsiVictor  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Left the diocese and active ministry in 1967. In 2019 the diocese reviewed Sepsi's file, which showed evidence of multiple allegations of abuse of male minors dating to the 1960s. The Review Board deemed the allegations credible.Alexandria, LASource:
Diocese of Alexandria List 02.06.19; Avoyelles Today 02.10.19
Sepulveda
Edgar1989PCharges DroppedDiocesanNative of Colombia. Removed 9/09 after accusations of sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy in 5/09 in Brunswick Co. Matter did not make news until he was arrested 1/8/10 and charged with two counts of sex crimes against a juvenile. He denied allegations. Former pastor of Maria Reina Parish in Mt. Olive, Santa Teresa Mission in Beulaville, and Santa Clara Mission in Magnolia. Prosecutors dropped criminal charges as of 7/12. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. Noted to be suspended, and Vatican trial in progress. Laicized by 2/7/20.Raleigh, NCSource:
Statement by Raleigh Diocese 08.31.09; WECT 01.08.10; News Observer 01.09.10; Star News 01.09.10; Statement by Raleigh Diocese 01.09.10; Sun News 01.09.10; WRAL 01.09.10; Star News 01.11.10; Sun News 01.11.10; WECT 01.11.10; StarNews 07.17.12; Statement by Diocese of Raleigh 07.17.12; WECT 07.17.12; WWAY 07.17.12; News & Observer 07.19.12; Diocese of Raleigh List accessed 12.17.18; Diocese of Raleigh List updated 02.07.20
SeraphiaSister NAccusedA member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN). Accused publicly In 3/19 by a man of abusing him multiple times as a first-grader, age 6, at St. Joseph's in Norwich. She was his teacher. He said the abuse included rape, physical abuse and threats that, if he told, she could take him from his parents. He was hospitalized 3 times with bladder infections, and genital and hip bruising, and has hospital bills with info about the injuries. He said his parents told doctors, nurses and police the nun abused him. The man met with Bishop Cote in 2004, who offered to settle, but then did not. Cote told the man in 2006 that the nun's order was responsible. The diocese said it would investigate and that in 2004 it had informed law enforcement and the Dept. of Children and Families. Per the order, Seraphia left them in 1989 and died 3/25/12. They would not release her given name. Her accuser said she also abused at least two other students, including a girl he liked.Norwich, CTSource:
The Day 03.31.19
Serratos
Avdon (Audon) PConvictedDiocesanPriest visiting from Colima diocese in Mexico. Sexually abused a 15-year-old girl on 8/10/03 during confession, was arrested, pled no contest, and in 2004 was sentenced to a year in jail. Archdiocese could not determine whether Serratos had been granted faculties to minister. Sex offender register in CA shows on 1/21/12 that he had been deported.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 08.12.03; LAPD 08.12.03; Associated Press 02.10.04
Severson
Richard A.1982PSuedDiocesanOrdained at age 45. Had been a Hoosick Falls police officer, mayor and Boy Scouts volunteer. Died 10/18/07, age 71. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, ages 10-13, in 1982-85 while assigned to St. Mary's in Hudson Falls. The suit alleges Severson also abused other children.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union Obituary 10.23.07; Times Union 08.26.19
Sewall
H. Charles1960PSettledDiocesanAfter an accuser came forward in 5/02, Sewall admitted that he "engaged in sexual misconduct" with one individual when he was a high school principal. Two other victims came forward. One had an audio tape from 1988 of conversation between himself and Sewall in which Sewall acknowledged the abuse. Attorney for this man had notified the diocese by letter in 1988 and diocese settled. Three suits filed in 2002. Permanently removed from ministry in 6/03. Died 7/1/15. On diocese's list 12/3/18.Syracuse, NYSource:
Associated Press 05.03.02; Associated Press 05.10.02; Post-Standard 05.16.02; Associated Press 06.05.02; Post-Standard 06.07.02; Post-Standard 06.07.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Times-Union (AP) 07.19.02; Times-Union 08.08.02; Post-Standard 11.01.02; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Post-Standard 01.08.04; Post-Standard 02.19.04; Observer-Dispatch 02.24.04; Utica Observer-Dispatch 07.16.15; Syracuse News 02.11.16; Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Observer-Dispatch 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18
Sewar
Dennis R.1983PConvictedDiocesanSewar took a sabbatical in 01/05. Placed on leave 6/05, arrested 7/05. Charged with abuse of a 14-year-old boy 1999-2001. Trial set for 8/06. Allowed to plead guilty to lesser charge of attempted endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to one year probation. In 9/08 he was teaching in a Hong Kong school until a parent discovered his record on BishopAccountability.org. Involuntarily dismissed from the clerical state, per diocese 6/7/12.Rochester, NYSource:
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 07.24.05; WROC 07.24.05; Catholic Courier 07.25.05; Democrat and Chronicle 07.25.05; Post-Standard 07.25.05; Star Gazette 07.25.05; Democrat and Chronicle 08.02.05; WHAM 08.02.05; Catholic Courier 08.18.05; Democrat and Chronicle 11.23.05; Democrat Chronicle 02.01.06; Democrat and Chronicle 04.04.06; Democrat & Chronicle 08.01.06; Press and Sun-Bulletin 05.05.07; Straits Times 09.15.08; WROC 09.15.08; Earthtimes 09.16.08; South China Morning Post 09.16.08; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Democrat and Chronicle 08.15.19
Sexton
Patrick O.1977PSuedDiocesanComplaint made in 1983; underwent counseling. A man filed a civil suit in 2001 alleging abuse as a minor 22 years prior. Total of three accusers known by 6/02. In a massive suit filed 10/1/03 in which 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests, a male plaintiff alleged abuse by Sexton as a child around 1982-85. Placed on leave in 1990. Worked as a part-time parochial school teacher until 2000. Removed from ministry 6/25/04. Laicized 4/7/06.Brooklyn, NYSource:
NY Post 03.06.00; Journal News 03.11.00; NY Daily News 07.17.01; NY Post 07.17.01; NY Post 05.18.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
SeymorCecelia/Frances NSuedUrsulineThree allegations of abuse by Mother Cecelia (also referred to as Sister Cecilia, given name Frances Seymor) at St. Ignatius Mission on the Flathead Indian Reservation are included in a 9/11 civil suit against the Ursuline order and Helena diocese, filed by 45 people against 4 nuns, 6 priests and 1 brother. On the Helena diocese's list 4/29/15.Helena, MTSource:
The Missoulian 09.27.11; John Does 1-16 et al v Ursuline Sisters, Diocese of Helena, et al, Cause No ADV-2011-936, Montana First Judicial District Court, Lewis & Clark County, 10.03.11; Missoulian 01.31.14; Diocese of Helena List 04.29.19
SforzaVincent1961PSuedDiocesanIn a massive divil suit filed in 10/1/03, 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Sforza. One plaintiff claimed he was sexually abused by Sforza 1967-68. Per the diocese's list in 2/19, Sforza left the priesthood in 1975, was laicized 1/14/77, and died 2/22/10.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
SguegliaCharles Joseph1952PAccusedDiocesanDeceased. Name released by the Diocese in 8/11 as a priest who has had a credible allegation of abuse of a minor that was made against him while he was still living. He was ordered to live a life of prayer & penance.Springfield, MASource:
Springfield Diocese List of Priests with Credible Allegations 08.30.11; SNAP Statement 09.01.11
Shafer
Drake R.1973PSettledDiocesanSued in 2003, when he was vicar general. Accused of sexually abusing a male minor in 1973 or 1974. Denied the charge, but wrote an email to the victim in 2002 that was an "admission of serious misconduct." Suit settled 4/05. Claims against diocese were settled in 2004 as part of large settlement. He asked to be reinstated as VG. Name not on diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused priests. Review board found him not guilty of abuse 11/08. Reinstated.Davenport, IASource:
Des Moines Register 07.18.03; Des Moines Register 03.20.04; Fort Madison Daily Democrat 05.06.04; Quad-City Times 04.13.05; Quad-City Times 05.19.05; Des Moines Register 11.23.05; Diocese of Davenport Creditors Committee Website 08.27.07; Quad-City Times 01.19.08; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Quad-City Times 07.18.08; Des Moines Register 11.03.08; Press Release by Davenport Diocese 11.03.08; WCCO 11.03.08; Press-Citizen 11.04.08; Catholic Culture 11.05.08; Quad-City Times 07.06.12
Assignments:
; BA.org Concise Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record
Shafer
Wendelin (Leslie)1946PAccusedOFM Cap.Worked as a missioner in Central America for 52 years. Joined the Central American Vice Province. Retired and returned to Wisconsin. Died 10/09/05. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Shafer's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him.Detroit, MISource:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13; FindAGrave accessed 10.09.20
ShafferFintan BSettledLittle Brothers of the Good ShepardBrother Fintan. Given name was Guy Dale Shaffer. Administrator of home for mentally handicapped, run by the order. In 1985 there were allegations that Shaffer and other religious had abused residents of the home. One resident died of AIDS. No criminal charges. Civil suit filed in 1993, settled in 1997. Left order in the mid-1980s and died in 1989. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused 9/12/17.Columbus, OHSource:
Columbus Dispatch 05.22.93; Telegraph Herald 03.03.96; US News & World Report 03.11.96; Cincinnati Enquirer 09.14.00; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
ShanahanJames Joseph1947PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on archdiocese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have one victim, abuse allegedly occurring 1958. Shanahan died 11/14/92. Allegations reported after his death.Indianapolis, INSource:
Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10.12.18; Indianapolis Star 10.12.18
Shane
Donald R.1954PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Allegedly abused at St. Kilian's in Farmingdale, where he was assigned 8/74-3/85. Died 5/13/03.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Shank
Herbert J.1967PAccusedDiocesanName included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/19. Multiple allegations against him of sexual abuse of boys. One alleged victim said he was a 12-year-old altar boy at St. Patrick's in Carlisle in the 1980s when Shank began sexually abusing him, and that it went on for a year and a half. Another claimed abuse 1971-74. Also took pornographic photos of altar boys and videos of himself assaulting boys. Sent to Institute of Living for treatment in 1994. Shank told a news outlet in 8/18 that he was involved with not "more than very few" and that he had been in treatment. He said, too, that the diocese told him to resign in 11/94. The diocese said it turned the case over to DA's office in 2/95.Harrisburg, PASource:
Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; WPMT 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; Fox43 08.06.18; Fox43 08.07.18; York Daily Record 08.07.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; York Daily Record 08.22.18; York Daily Record 10.02.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Shanley
Paul R.1960PConvictedDiocesanInvoluntarily laicized in 2004. Convicted in 2005 of sexually abusing a young boy in the 1980s. Dozens of complaints; many settlements. Abuse included oral and anal rape. Reportedly abused boys, girls and adults. First complaint in 1961 from parents of a 12-year-old boy. Earliest complaint in file in 1967 from priest alleging Shanley abused a 16-year-old boy. Shanley denied abuse and was assigned to parish work, special ministries, and parish work again until 1989. Transferred to NY and San Bernardino CA, where he was accused of abusing a 17-year-old boy. Sentenced in 2005 to 12-15 years in prison. Released 7/28/17 on probation; ordered no have no contact with children under age 16. Not required to wear a GPS bracelet. Ordered to register as level 3 sex offender. Moved to a Ware MA apartment. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Died 10/28/20, age 89.Boston, MASource:
Affidavits; Personnel File; Boston Globe 01.31.02; Boston Globe 04.09.02; NY Times 05.19.02; Vanity Fair 07.31.02; AP 02.08.05; Boston Globe 05.28.08; Boston Globe 05.28.08; Daily News Tribune 05.29.08; Daily News Tribune 05.29.08; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; Boston Globe (AP) 11.26.08; WBZ 11.27.08; TheBostonChannel 01.26.09; Boston Globe 01.27.09; WBUR 01.27.09; Daily Advance (AP) 09.09.09; Boston Globe 01.15.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Providence Journal 01.10.16; PhillyVoice 09.20.16; Boston Archdiocese Statement 02.10.17; Boston Globe 04.17.17; The Wrap 04.17.17; Boston Globe 04.18.17; WSIU 04.19.17; CBS Boston 07.25.17; Fox 25, 07.25.17; MassLive 07.25.17; NBC Boston 07.25.17; Reuters 07.25.17; WBUR 07.25.17; WCVB 07.25.17; WCVB 07.25.17; Boston Globe 07.26.17; Boston Globe 07.26.17; Boston Herald 07.26.17; CBS Boston 07.26.17; Eagle Tribune 07.26.17; NBC Los Angeles 07.26.17; NBC New York 07.26.17; New York Times 07.26.17; Patriot Ledger 07.26.17; Patriot Ledger 07.26.17; San Antonio Express-News 07.26.17; Boston Herald 07.27.17; CBS Boston 07.27.17; People 07.27.17; WBUR 07.27.17; WCVB 07.27.17; ABC News 07.28.17; ABC News 07.28.17; Associated Press 07.28.17; Assoicated Press 07.28.17; Boston Globe 07.28.17; Boston Globe 07.28.17; Boston Herald 07.28.17; Boston Herald 07.28.17; Boston Herald 07.28.17; CBS Boston 07.28.17; CBS Boston-Nightside 07.28.17; Daily Mail (UK) 07.28.17; MassLive 07.28.17; NBC Bay Area 07.28.17; NBC Boston 07.28.17; NRP 07.28.17; Turn to 10 07.28.17; WBUR 07.28.17; WWLP 07.28.17; Boston Herald 07.29.17; Boston Herald 07.29.17; Boston Herald 07.29.17; Boston Herald 07.29.17; CBS Boston 07.29.17; Washington Post 07.29.17; WWLP 07.29.17; WRAL 08.03.17; The Patch 08.04.17; Boston Globe 08.05.17; National Catholic Reporter 08.08.17; Archdiocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18; Archdiocese of Boston 11.06.20; Associated Press 11.06.20; Boston Globe 11.06.20; WFTX 11.06.20; Republican via MassLive 11.07.20; The Sun 11.09.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Shannon
Joseph E.(Jay)1961PSettledDiocesan"Jay." Named in 1991 civil suit as having abused an altar boy ages 12-27. Placed on sick leave 1990. Diocese settled in 10/93 for $50K. Accused in a 1994 RICO pleading of abuse of another boy. Accused of involvement in sex ring with other priests. Denied allegations. Claims dismissed on SOL; settled 3/03 when all RICO claims settled. New suit filed 1/12 claiming abuse at St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden in the 1970s. Settlement reached 11/13. Died 9/19/13 at Vianney Retreat. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Sued 12/19, accused of abuse in 1974 of boy, age 12. Plaintiff claimed abuse also by Revs. John Kelly and John Bernard. Two victims were brothers; accused in a suit pending in 12/20 of raping their sister, age 13.Camden, NJSource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 01.11.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.12.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.01.94; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.21.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.27.12; Catholic Star Herald 02.02.12; Courier Post 05.17.12; Courier Post 02.16.13; Courier Post 02.21.13; Courthouse News Service 04.18.13; Courier-Post 08.05.13; Courier-Post 09.26.13; SNAP Statement 09.27.13; Courier-Post 10.07.13; Courier-Post 11.19.13; Courier-Post 03.28.16; Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.02.19; Cherry Hill Courier-Post 12.18.19; Bergen Record via NorthJersey com 12.01.20
Shannon
Patrick J.1972PAccusedOblates of St. Francis de SalesIn 11/05 an allegation of sexual abuse in 1973 in the Wilmington diocese were made against Shannon. Shannon's alleged victim said that the abuse occurred when he was age 16 and a camp counselor in training in MD. The order found the allegation credible. Shannon was placed on leave and reportedly sent to the Oblates' retirement community in Childs, MD. Name included on Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18 list. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/19.Wilmington, DESource:
WNEP 11.18.05; WNEP 11.18.05; The Daily Item 11.23.05; The Daily Item 11.23.05; York Daily Record 08.09.16; York Daily Record 08.09.16; Lancaster Online 08.11.16; Lancaster Online 08.11.16; Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; Daily Item 08.06.18; Daily Item 08.06.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Sharkey
Joe BSuedServiteAccused of abuse of a minor 1967-68, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Named in a civil suit. Included on the Diocese of Orange list of accused clergy.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; OC Weekly 03.04.05
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06; OC Weekly 03.04.05
SharlandGerald1945PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. Died 8/5/73.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18
Sharpe
Joseph F.1943PSuedDiocesanSued in 2003. Accused in 1971 of abuse of a high school boy 1958-64, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Sharpe was the boy's confessor. Also on the Diocese of Orange's list of accused clergy. Died 11/2/99. Personnel file released in 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 12.18.03; The Wanderer 01.08.04; Ten Minute Activist 02.06.04; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; OC Weekly 10.28.05; City of Angels 12.07.07; The Patch 02.03.13
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06; OC Weekly 03.04.05
SharplesJames1946PAccusedPriest of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Rock Hill, SC. Died 11/28/74. Named publicly as accused by the Charleston diocese on its list 3/29/19.Charleston, SCSource:
Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19
Shaughnessey (Shaughnessy)James C.1937PSettledDiocesanOrdained for Harrisburg PA diocese. Began working in Boston archdiocese in 1945. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 01/19/11. Per Garabedian, at least one claim was settled with the Boston archdiocese concerning allegations against Shaughnessey. Retired in 1977 and died 12/89. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died, per 8/11 Boston archdiocese database. On Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18; no known allegations there.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 12.14.89; BishopAccountability List of Boston Priests Not Previously Identified 01.19.11; Boston Channel 01.19.11; Metrowest Daily News 01.19.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; The Patch 09.02.11; Jamaica Plain Gazette 09.09.11; York Daily Record 08.09.16; Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Lebanon Daily News 08.02.18; Pennlive 08.02.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ShaughnessyNoel1961PSuedOFM FranciscanIdentified 2/11/15 as accused of the sexual abuse of a minor or minors in a notice of claim filed with the archdiocese and its insurers.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Jeff Anderson & Associates 02.11.15; KARE 02.11.15; Pioneer Press 02.11.15
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
Shauris
Robert A.1974PSettledDiocesanOne of 3 previously unnamed priests listed in a 1995 confidential settlement of a 1993 lawsuit against Thomas A. Kane & the Worcester Diocese. Placed on leave in 1991 "so he could work" at a local college. Accused in 2a 002 suit of abuse of two boys in the mid-1980s at St. Bernard's Catholic High School in Fitchburg. Case settled in 2004. Found working as church organist at First Congregational Church of Leicester in 2012. Last known to be living in Worcester. Voluntary laicization in 2012 announced 3/5/13.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 02.26.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.27.02; Telegram & Gazette 09.10.04; Telegram & Gazette 11.28.05; Catholic Free Press 03.05.13; Statement by Diocese of Worcester 03.05.13; Telegram & Gazette 03.05.13; The Republican 03.05.13; International Business News 03.06.13
Shaw
Dennis J.1974PAccusedDiocesanParochial administrator of Holy Family in Auburn when placed on leave without privileges in 12/10. Accused of having sexually abused a child in the late 1970s at St. Francis of Assisi in Rochester. Review Board found allegations credible in 2/12. Matter sent to the Vatican. Shaw was living in Auburn; fired from job at YMCA 2/12. Per the diocese in 10/18, Shaw had been laicized.Rochester, NYSource:
Auburn Citizen 12.12.10; Catholic Courier 12.12.10; WHEC 12.12.10; Auburn Citizen 12.13.10; Democrat and Chronicle 12.13.10; Diocese of Rochester Statement 12.13.10; Auburn Citizen 10.02.11; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 10.13.11; The Citizen 02.09.12; The Citizen 02.10.12; WSYR 02.10.12; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Diocese of Rochester List Updated 09.30.18
Shaw
Eileen NSettledSisters of CharityAccused in 1994 of sexually abusing a girl, beginning in 1968 when the girl was age 15 and continuing until 1992. Shaw's alleged victim said that the nun plied her with drugs and alcohol. Order provided therapy and settled with the woman for $70K. Shaw was removed as principal of elementary school. In 2004 she was working as administrator of the Caritas Community in Jersey City, a retirement home for nuns. In 1/19 she reportedly was still with the Sisters of Charity and restricted from outside ministry. Shaw's accuser also alleges sexual abuse by her uncle, Fr. Daniel Millard, for 8 years beginning when she was age 5.Paterson, NJSource:
Daily Record 10.24.04; Sunday News 01.14.05; LancasterOnLine 01.16.05; CBS News 01.02.19; Kingston Whig-Standard 01.03.19; Legal Examiner 01.30.19; WHYY 04.10.19; Huffington Post 04.11.19; Huffington Post 04.11.19; People 04.11.19; CBS 21 04.25.19; North Jersey com 02.28.20
ShawGary P.1972PAccusedDiocesanShaw's name was among eight released in 6/18 by attorney Mitchell Garabedian of priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Assigned to St. John the Evangelist in Clyde in 1973, then St. Margaret Mary in Irondequoit 1974-77. The alleged abuse occurred during his time at St. Margaret Mary. Per the diocese, Shaw resigned from ministry in 1977 and was "dispensed from the clerical state" in 1978.Rochester, NYSource:
Democrat & Chronicle 06.06.18; Democrat and Chronicle 06.06.18; Rochester First 06.06.18
SheaFrancis S.1932PSettledDiocesanIncluded on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian said he had settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese involving allegations against Shea. Died in 10/72. Worked at St. John's Seminary 1934-50. Spent much of his later career as diocesan tribunal judge. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died, per 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
BishopAccountability List of Boston Priests Not Previously Identified 01.19.11; Boston Channel 01.19.11; Metrowest Daily News 01.19.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
SheaJohn J/Br Jeron BAccusedXaverian BrothersBro. Jeron. Joined the Xaverians in 1953. Left in 1970. Named publicly by the order as accused on its list 7/12/19. Allegation reported in 2004 of abuse in Leonardtown in the late 1960s.Baltimore, MDSource:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Shea
Leo Alfred1964PConvictedDiocesanIn 1994 Shea pled guilty to assaulting a 14- year-old; sentenced to 3-6 years prison. Released on parole 1997 and "retired." Multiple other accusers. A man filed a civil suit in 1993. Accused in 2002 civil suits of abusing two boys. Claims by six people included in 10/02 settlement with the diocese. Another settlement in 11/02 included at least one claim. Privileges were permanently removed. Per diocese's list 7/31/19, assigned to a life of prayer and penance. Died in 10/08.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 02.28.94; Boston Globe 02.14.97; Associated Press 02.15.02; Associated Press 05.31.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Union Leader 09.07.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Documents from New Hampshire Atty General Report 03.03.03; Union Leader 10.07.06; Union Leader 10.10.08; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Shea
Louis C1955PAccusedDiocesanAdded on 6/18/19 to the Springfield IL diocese's list of accused priests, as a 'substantiated case of sexual abuse of a minor.' No abuse facts given. Two survivors contacted BA. One stated Shea visited her home and took her to her room at bedtime to 'pray over me,' molesting her weekly 1962-65 at age 7-10, touching her sexually skin-to-skin. She informed the diocese in 2002, 2004, 2019. Shea was already abusing her sister, who stated he sexually touched her 60-100 times in 1960-64 at age 6-9, until she pushed him out of her bed. A therapist suggested she call Shea. She did so circa 1985. He said, 'I have no recollection.' The girls were abused during Shea's 2nd and 3rd assignments and while he started work as a Catholic Charities official. Shortly after the abuse ended, Shea was temporarily pulled from his Catholic Charities position and worked as a hospital chaplain, then back at Catholic Charities and as a pastor. One sister has been contacted by other Shea victims. Died 11/15/96.Springfield, ILSource:
Decatur Daily Review 06.13.55; Decatur Daily Review 07.23.55; Decatur Herald 07.25.55; Decatur Herald 06.11.59; Decatur Daily Review 06.25.63; Decatur Daily Review 06.02.67; Decatur Daily Review 06.21.69; Obituary 11.15.96; Diocese of Springfield IL List 06.18.19
Assignments:
Obituary 11.15.96; Official Catholic Directory Entries; Summary of Assignments
SheaRobert E. 1941PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Hartford on its list 1/22/19. Retired 7/1/92. Died 6/21/95. Allegations were received after Shea's death. On the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 01.22.19; Diocese of Norwich List 02.22.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Hartford Assignment Record
Shea
Thomas F.1964PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of six boys in the 1970s. Admitted molesting two altar boys from 1972 to 1977. Placed on leave in 1994 and retired with restrictions in 1995. Further restrictions added in 2004; Shea agreed to permanent restriction of ministry and to live a supervised life. Documents regarding his history were introduced in trial of Msgr. Lynn in Philadelphia in 4/12. He admitted paying hush money to at least one other victim.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Daily News 09.22.05; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06; Philadelphia Daily News 04.03.08; Philadelphia Daily News 01.25.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 01.26.12; Sacramento Bee 04.09.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.10.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Shea
Thomas W.1946PSettledDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 1984, per diocese's list 2/22/29. Accused in 2004 of molesting at least 16 girls in 11 parishes in the diocese over 30 years. The abuse was often referred to in church records as "prolonged kissing" and not as sexual abuse. Parents would complain and Shea would be transferred. Vatican refused to laicize in 2005. Died in 2006. One woman's civil suit settled 12/08. Another woman's 11/08 suit settled for $1.1M in 9/12 just before trial was to begin.Norwich, CTSource:
The Day 02.12.04; The Day 03.14.04; The Day 03.14.04; The Day 05.13.07; The Day 07.05.07; The Day 08.01.07; The Day 12.18.08; Newsday 12.19.08; The Day 12.19.08; Hartford Courant 12.31.08; Register Citizen 12.31.08; The Day 01.01.09; Hartford Courant 05.18.10; The Day 05.21.10; Hartford Courant 08.04.12; Hartford Courant 08.07.12; Hartford Courant 08.08.12; The Day 08.08.12; Hartford Courant 09.13.12; The Day 09.13.12; Hartford Courant 10.03.18; The Day 02.11.19; Diocese of Norwich List 02.22.19
Assignments:
; BA.org Assignment Record
Shea
William B.1946PSettledDiocesanIncluded on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with the Boston Archdiocese involving allegations against this priest. "Awaiting Assignment" 1985-96. Retired in 1996. Died in 2/05. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died ,per 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
The Arrowsmith Spring 2005; Boston Herald 02.21.05; BIshopAccountability List of Boston Priests Not Previously Identified 01.19.11; Boston Channel 01.19.11; Metrowest Daily News 01.19.11; Saint Charles Borromeo Parish Bulletin, Waltham, MA 01.30.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Sheahan
John A.1960PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of four 1961-65, per archdiocesan report. Civil suit filed in 12/03 includes allegations that he abused three during the relevant time frame. Note that name is spelled Sheehan in the civil suit. Sheahan had brain surgery in the early 1970s and then medical retirement.Orange, CASource:
LA Archdiocosan Report 02.17.04; LA Times 02.18.04; OC Weekly 03.04.05
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06; OC Weekly 03.04.05
SheedyCharles1937PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/29/19. Died 7/6/89.Charleston, SCSource:
Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19
SheedyLawrence  ?PSettledDiocesanA man filed a civil suit in 2004 naming Sheedy as his abuser. The man said the abuse occurred at a Catholic orphanage in 1967-68 until the Mother Superior found out. Sheedy was transferred to Arizona and later died. The suit settled in 6/06 at mediation. The man and others accusing Rev. James Nyhan filed another suit against the church for loss of consortium.Charleston, SCSource:
WIS TV 08.09.06; WIS TV (Charleston SC) 08.09.06; WIS TV (Charleston SC) 08.22.06; Post and Courier 01.27.07
Sheedy
Patrick J. PAccusedDiocesanOn 5/12/10 the attorney for a minor plaintiff announced he would soon file suit against Sheedy. Sheedy emphatically denied the allegations in a public news conference. On 5/13/10 the plaintiff's attorney said he had agreed to delay filing suit at the request of the diocese, which didn't believe the allegations.Orlando, FLSource:
WDBO 05.12.10; 13 News 05.13.10
SheehanAugustine J.1955PAccusedDiocesanFrom Ireland, where he was ordained. Arrived in the Rockville Centre diocese in 1964. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 3/21. Abuse allegedly occurred in Sheehan's car in Suffolk County, Long Island. No time frame shown. Sheehan was suspended in 2002 after a woman alleged that he raped her in his car in 1965, when she was a young adult. The woman went public with the allegation in 2004. Sheehan died 8/2/16.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 05.19.04; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
SheehanDaniel J. 1979PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list in 2/19. Placed on restrictions 2/11/98. Laicized 2/13/12.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
SheehanDonal1960PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Removed from ministry.Camden, NJSource:
Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
Sheehan
George BSettledSalesians of Don BoscoProfessed vows 9/8/54. Worked in NJ, IN, NH, NY, MA. Died 11/17/06. Included on a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with the Boston Archdiocese regarding allegations against Sheehan. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused.Boston, MASource:
Star-Ledger 11.18.06; Salesians of Don Bosco E-Service 11.23.06; BishopAccountability List of Boston Priests Not Previously Identified 01.19.11; Boston Channel 01.19.11; Metrowest Daily News 01.19.11; Salesians List 03.31.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Salesians List 03.31.20
Sheehan
Gerald P. 1964PAccusedDiocesanWorked in South Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Orchard Park and Sheridan parishes. On leave 1976. Died in 2006. In 3/18 a woman reported to the diocese that Sheehan sexually abused her when she was ages 7-14 in the late 1970s-early 1980s when he was assigned to Nativity of Our Lord in Orchard Park. She said the abuse took place in the parish rectory, in various cottages and at her home. She said her brother told the diocese in 1994, but Sheehan was kept in ministry. Accused in n 8/19 lawsuit that he molested a 7-year-old in 1973 while assigned to St. Martin of Tours in South Buffalo.Buffalo, NYSource:
WKBW 08.03.18; Buffalo News 08.14.19
SheehanJames1940PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/19. It notes a single allegation of abuse, occurring in 1977, reported to the diocese 11/12/04. Sheehan died 3/7/91.Rapid City, SDSource:
Diocese of Rapid City List 03.21.19
Sheehan
James T.1959PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2002 of abuse of a minor 1979-80. Sheehan admitted to the abuse. He was assigned at the time of the abuse to Boston College High School. "Impeded" in 2002. Apparently lived at the Campion Center in Weston, MA until his death 1/1/08.Boston, MASource:
Brady Fallon Funeral Home and Cremation Services 01.01.08; Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19
Assignments:
Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19
SheehanJohn J.1961PSuedMarianistProfessed vows in 1950 as a Marianist, New York Province, ordained in 1961. Worked in MD, NY, NJ, PA. Laicized in 1997. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of those "found to have sexually abused a minor." Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2020. A lawsuit filed 1/6/21 alleges abuse by Sheehan and Bro. Al Koch of a girl, age 14, in summer 1974. The girl was a volunteer camp counselor at the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May Point.New York, NYSource:
Marianists US Province list 06.24.20; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 11.03.20; Cape May County Herald 01.11.21
SheehanJoseph1960PAccusedC.S.Sp. (Spiritan)Named publicly as accused on the Monterey diocese's list 1/2/19. Diocese received a report in 1992 of abuse 1971-1975. Deceased.Monterey, CASource:
Diocese of Monterey list 01.02.19; KSBW TV 01.02.19
Sheehy
Edward Augustine1940PAccusedPaulistOrdained for the Diocese of Portland, ME. Joined the Paulists in 1950. Died in 1988. Named publicly as accused by the Paulist Order on its list 3/19/19. Allegation received in 2003 of abuse in San Diego 1955-57. Worked in Boston, San Francisco, Johannesburg, S.A., Los Angeles, New York and Baltimore. On Baltimore archdiocese's list 5/7/19.San Diego, CASource:
Paulist Fathers List 03.19.19; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 04.24.19; Findagrave accessed 05.07.19
Assignments:
Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19
Sheehy
Wilfred L. 1960PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Pallotine Fathers in WI. Worked in Fargo ND until 1966. Taught for a year in Milwaukee, WI. Moved to the Diocese of Santa Rosa in Summer 1966. Retired 1989. Accused of sexually abusing a minor 1972-77. Died 10/21/14.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Press Democrat Obituary 10.26.14; Press Democrat 04.17.19
SheetsCharles A., Jr.1980PAccusedDiocesanName included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/18 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors. Died in Sumterville FL 10/25/09.Erie, PASource:
Diocese of Erie 04.06.18; GoErie 04.06.18; Findagrave accessed 04.13.18
Shelander
Donald E.1970PReinstatedDiocesanRetired in 2002. In late 2005 a man told the archdiocese that Shelander sexually abused him in the late 1970s-early 1980s, when he was ages 14-18 and Shelander was pastor of St. Mary's in Urbana. Archdiocese said it found "the semblance of truth" in the allegations and placed Shelander on leave in 3/06. He was returned to active status in 2/09 after church tribunal found the allegations could not be proven.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 03.15.06; Dayton Daily News 03.16.06; Springfield News-Sun 03.16.06; Dayton Daily News 04.22.07; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.02.09; Dayton Daily News 02.02.09; WTTE 02.02.09
Assignments:
The Beacon Journal 03.15.06; Columbus Dispatch 03.17.06; BA.org Assignment Record
Shelley
Jonathan P.1995PAccusedDiocesanAllegations made in 10/3/13 hearing that archdiocese possessed images of child porn retrieved from Shelley's former laptop. Computer purchaser found porn in 2003 and told church officials. Church allegedly hid evidence. He took sabbatical from St. John the Baptist in Hugo, MN 6/15/12. Placed on leave 3/13 after police were told of evidence and went to Archdiocese to get it. Police received CDs of adult porn. Also possible inappropriate emails with boy. No prosecution for possession of porn as of 1/29/14. Former high-ranking archdiocesan official turned whistleblower, Jennifer Haselberger, told police in 2013 that documents she had seen re the case said the porn included a pre-pubescent boy appearing to engage in oral sex with another male, and searches such as "naked boy pics." Leave of absence 2014. Archbishop Hebda announced in 1/18 return to limited ministry as a prison chaplain.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
St Paul Pioneer Press 10.03.13; St Paul Pioneer Press 10.03.13; Star Tribune 10.03.13; American Conservative 10.04.13; CBS Minnesota 10.04.13; Fox 9 10.04.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.04.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.04.13; National Catholic Reporter 10.04.13; Pioneer Press 10.04.13; SNAP MN Statement 10.04.13; SNAP Statement 10.04.13; Star Tribune 10.04.13; Star Tribune 10.04.13; The Republic (AP) 10.04.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.05.13; MinnPost 10.05.13; Pioneer Press 10.05.13; Star Tribune 10.05.13; Star Tribune 10.06.13; Statement by Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful 10.06.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.07.13; Minnesota SNAP 10.07.13; Anderson & Associates (with documents) 10.08.13; Fox 9 10.08.13; Freethinker 10.08.13; KARE 10.08.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.08.13; Pioneer Press 10.08.13; Pioneer Press 10.08.13; SNAP Statement 10.08.13; Star Tribune 10.08.13; Pioneer Press 10.13.13; The Citizen 10.15.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.18.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.18.13; MN SNAP Statement 10.18.13; Star Tribune 10.18.13; Star Tribune 10.27.13; The Media Report 11.04.13; KSTP Channel 5 11.13.13; Minnesota Public Radio 11.13.13; Catholic League 11.15.13; KSTP Channel 5 01.29.14; Pioneer Press 01.29.14; SNAP Statement 01.29.14; Statement by Archdiocese 01.29.14; National Catholic Reporter 01.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.25.14; Pioneer Press 02.25.14; Seattle Post Intelligencer (AP) 02.26.14; DotCommonweal 04.22.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.24.14; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.14; Pioneer Press 11.13.14; Archdiocesan website 01.11.18
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Timeline
ShellyDonn1949PAccusedCongregation of the Holy GhostFrom the Spiritans' Irish Province, Dublin. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list updated 11/8/19. Allegedly abused an adolescent female 1969-70. Assigned to Our Lady of Fatima in Casper and St. Mary's Cathedral in Cheyenne. Deceased.Cheyenne, WYSource:
Diocese of Cheyenne List updated 11.08.19
SheltonCharles1981PAccusedOFM FranciscanName quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
New Minister Insights Winter 2006; Archdiocese of Los Angeles Final Addendum 01.31.13; Digital Journal 02.14.13
SheltzGeorge A. 1971PReinstatedDiocesanAuxiliary Bishop and Chancellor. In 6/19 someone sent letters to the archdiocese claiming that Sheltz molested her in 1971, when she was a minor. She did not include contact information, but did give a name that the archdiocese said they could not find. The letter-writer also expressed anger that the archdiocese was going to transfer her pastor, Rev. Hai Dang, to another parish. She said if the transfer occurred, she would go public with her accusation. The archdiocese stated its belief that the claims were false, but did report it to police and Children's Protective Services, as well as the Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S. In 10/19 the archdiocese announced that the Vatican found the allegation to be "manifestly unfounded." Sheltz was returned to ministry.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Statement 06.21.19; Patheos Blog 06.22.19; Houston Chronicle 06.25.19; Houston Chronicle 06.26.19; Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston 10.15.19; Catholic News Service 10.16.19
ShepherdJohn R.1951PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. Report to the archdiocese of incident(s) in the 1970s or 1980s. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor in 1978 and the 1980s, reported in 2007 and 2015. Assigned to Jesuit high schools in CA and AZ until 1958. Assigned 1959-91 to Manresa Retreat House in Azusa, CA. Died 10/23/91.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
SheridanDaniel P.1979PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Allegedly abused at Maria Regina Church in Seaford, where he was assigned as a deacon 1/78-5/79, and in a hotel room in Rome, Italy.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Sheridan
Gregory Sierra1935PSettledDiocesanFrom Spain. Ordained for the Augustinians. Worked in KS, TX, NE, CA. Arrived in San Diego in 10/48; incardinated there in 1952. Monsignor. Retired 1983 with letter of recommendation to Spanish diocese. Died in 2/91. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. A woman reported 1/06 that Sheridan abused her at age 8 in 1969. Personnel file released 10/24/10. Two more women came forward in 5/19 alleging abuse as girls by Sheridan over 30 years prior, at St. Jude's Shrine of the West in Southcrest. Three women filed suit in 10/19 against the diocese alleging Sheridan abused them as young girls in the early 1960s. Lawsuit filed 1/20 by five men and women claiming abuse by Sheridan at St. Jude's Shrine 1957-70. One man said he was violently raped at ages 11-13. At least one previous claim settled.San Diego, CASource:
The Californian 06.30.83; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Diocese of San Diego List 09.14.18; NBC San Diego 05.10.19; TV 7 NBC 05.24.19; NBC San Diego 10.18.19; Yahoo News 10.18.19; Los Angeles Times 01.02.20; San Diego Union Tribune 01.09.20
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 03.30.07; Sheridan Personnel File Part 3
SheridanPatrick1949PSuedRedemptoristAccused in a lawsuit filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act. Spent many years as a priest in Brazil. Per the Official Catholic Directory, Sheridan was assigned 1972-81 to St. Mary's in Buffalo (Broadway and Pine St.), where he was Rector 1975-81. Died 5/28/92.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.22.20
Sherlock
J. Alex1966PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 2/03. First complaint received by Archbishop Lipscomb in 1997 regarding abuse in the 1970s. Sherlock admitted the incident; Lipscomb transferred him to another parish. At least three further credible allegations were received between 2000 and 3/03. Sherlock admitted 'relations' with at least three students at McGill-Toolen High school. Resigned in 2003. Died in 2005. On archdiocese's list 12/6/18. Misconduct noted to have occurred 1966-82.Mobile, ALSource:
Mobile Register 03.17.03; Mobile Register 03.17.03; Tuscaloosa News 03.17.03; Mobile Register 03.18.03; Statement by Archbishop Lipscomb in Mobile Register 03.19.03; NBC 13 03.20.03; The News (AP) 04.18.03; WPMI 04.25.03; Mobile Register 05.01.03; Portsmouth Herald 02.01.04; Mobile Register 02.17.04; Montgomery Advertiser 11.26.05; Lagniappe Mobile 09.12.18; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18
Assignments:
The Catholic Week (excerpt) 03.21.03
Sherry
Edward F.1968PSettledDiocesanSuit filed in 1/03 by a man alleging he was fondled and raped by Sherry from ages 13-16, beginning in about 1968. Sherry was allowed to remain as active priest until 8/03 when new Archbishop O'Malley placed him on leave. Claim settled in 2003. Sherry was allowed to return to active status at old parish in 6/05 after review board was unable to substantiate the claims. Died 3/8/11. See 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 01.24.03; Boston Globe 01.30.03; Boston Herald 01.30.03; NY Times 01.30.03; Boston Globe 03.05.03; Boston news website 06.05.05; Catholic Online 05.05.06; Boston Pilot 03.18.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Sherwood
Wilputte Alanson 'Lan'1975PConvictedDiocesanArrested in 1984 and 1986 for public indecency. Arrested and convicted in 1993 of sexual contact and attempted sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in 1987 at St. Benedict's in Chandler. Sentenced to 10 years in prison. Wrote in diary of over1800 male partners, of whom 22 were minors. Released from jail in 11/03 and placed at Arizona State Hospital for evaluation as a sex offender. On lifetime probation. Disappeared in 2005 until 11/08 arrest. On AZ sex offender registry 2/4/12. Died 12/29/17.Phoenix, AZSource:
Phoenix Gazette 03.12.93; Arizona Republic 03.20.93; Phoenix Gazette 03.31.93; Arizona Republic 04.01.93; Arizona Republic 06.17.93; Arizona Republic 06.22.93; Phoenix Gazette 06.22.93; Phoenix Gazette 06.23.93; Arizona Republic 07.10.93; Arizona Republic 08.28.93; Phoenix Gazette 08.28.93; Arizona Republic 05.28.02; Arizona Republic 06.22.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Arizona Republic 06.13.03; Associated Press 11.14.03; Arizona Republic 11.17.05; Arizona Republic 11.10.06; Arizona Republic 11.17.08; Phoenix New Times 11.17.08; San Jose Mercury News 11.17.08
ShibleyAmel A.1962PAccusedDiocesanAllegations in 1993 and 1995 that Shibley abused two boys in the 1980s. There was reportedly an investigation in the 1980s. Allowed in 1997 to return to ministry part-time as administrator at another parish, with restrictions. Placed on leave again 3/02, faculties permanently removed. Died 9/13/02. Included on the diocese's list 11/19/18.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Associated Press 03.19.02; Springfield News Leader 03.19.02; Batesville Daily Guard 03.20.02; Springfield News Leader 03.20.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Sikeston Standard Democrat 09.16.02; Southeast Missourian 09.17.02; The Mirror 03.22.03; News Leader 01.01.08; Joplin Globe 05.01.17; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 11.19.18
ShieldsJoseph E.1936PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abusing Junior HS boy on Exeter golf course in about 1974. In that year, Shields became pastor of St. Michael's in Exeter. Same man also reported abuse by another priest and a teacher at his school. Last known to be in his 90s and living in FL. Died 2/25/05.Manchester, NHSource:
Geneology com Obituary 03.11.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
ShieldsWilliam J.1958PSuedDiocesanA ciivil suit was filed in 3/04 against the diocese alleging that Shields abused a 12-year-old altar boy in 1972. Shields allegedly invited the boy back to the rectory of St. Ann's in Lansford after bingo night and began to molest him. The boy reportedly fled and never let himself be alone with the priest again. He said he told his mother and a deacon at the parish. Shields was moved 3 months later. Another man reported in 3/04 that Shields sexually abused him at St. Ann's 25-30 years previously. Shields retired in 1995 and died 8/00. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list.Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 08.29.00; Morning Call 03.05.04; Morning Call 06.21.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; National Review 09.21.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
ShifflerJohn C.1978PSuedDiocesanA lawsuit filed in 2002 alleged abuse of a boy by Shiffler in 1987 and by Rev. Dennis Gray 1983-87. Their accuser complained to the diocese in 1995; Shiffler admitted to abusing him and another youth in the mid-1980s. He was sent for therapy and returned to limited duty as chaplain at a home for the aged in 7/97 and as administrator of two parishes. Permanently removed from active ministry in 2006 because of credible allegations.Toledo, OHSource:
Associated Press 07.07.02; News-Messenger 07.09.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 02.17.05; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 04.08.08
Assignments:
Diocese of Toledo Assignments
ShigoStephen F.1978PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Parish priest, Catholic Scouting chaplain, CYO and Youth Ministry director, Family Life Bureau director. Died 1991, age 38. Diocese received a report on 11/17/11 that Shigo sexually abused an 8th-9th grade altar boy at St. Ambrose, where Shigo was assigned in 1981.Allentown, PASource:
The Morning Call Obit 11.04.91; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; National Review 09.21.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
ShilalaRobert1958PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 8/19/18. Died in 1997.Scranton, PASource:
Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
Shimmaly
Edward E.1961PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of a minor 1961-63, per Los Angeles archdiocesan report addendum. Named in at least one civil suit. Military chaplain late 1960s-early 1970s, then absent on sick leave. Retired and still absent on sick leave in 1984. Appears to have moved to the Boise diocese by 1985. The Official Catholic Directory begins to index Shimmaly as Edward E. in L.A. (absent on leave) and Edward G. in Boise in 1985. The 1988 Directory continues to index both, and each ordained in 1961. Died 5/2/99. (The 2000 Directory shows the same death date for both Edward E. in L.A. and Edward with no middle initial in Boise.)Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
ShineRaymond1953PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Shine eligible for the IRCP. Died in 1991.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
ShinerKenneth H.71PSettledDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 2001 of abusing a boy 1980-84, beginning when the boy was age 14. Shiner allegedly would take the boy out for dinner and drinks before molesting him at the rectory. Shiner denied the abuse. Removed from ministry 6/25/01. Claims included in 10/05 $22M settlement with Archdiocese involving 14 priests. Laicized 4/29/16. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 02.19.02; Hartford Courant 03.09.02; Hartford Courant 03.10.02; Connecticut Post 08.03.03; Hartford Courant 11.01.05; NY Times 11.01.05; Hartford Courant 01.22.19
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm; Archdiocese of Hartford Assignment Record
Shinos
Robert S.1963PSuedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 3/04 after allegations in 1/04 of sexual abuse of a boy in the 1960s in Albany. The diocesan review board deemed the allegations credible. Shinos had been pastor of the same church since 1977. A civil suit filed in 7/04 against the Albany diocese and Boston archdiocese claimed the plaintiff was abused as a boy by Shinos and at least two other priests. He also alleged abuse by another priest as an adult. Shinos died 1/4/19.Albany, NYSource:
The Evangelist 03.11.04; Observer-Dispatch (NY) 03.15.04; Albany Times Union 0 06.08.06; Diocese of Albany Revised List 01.30.18; Times Telegram Obituary 01.06.19
Shinsky
Felix BAccusedCapuchin FranciscanCapuchin brother. Named publicly as accused by the Capuchin Province of Mid-America on its list 3/1/19. Removed from ministry/under supervision, per the Salina diocese. One known credible allegation of abuse, which occurred in 1977.Salina, KSSource:
Capuchin Province of Mid-America List 03.01.19; Denver Post 03.28.19; The Registry 03.29.29
Shirilla
Gerald1968PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least seven youths 1972-1981. Named in several civil suits. Moved to the Gaylord diocese. Placed on leave in 2002. Died 2004. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19, which noted that he had been removed from public ministry.Detroit, MISource:
Associated Press 01.21.99; Detroit Free Press 03.02.02; Detroit Free Press 03.07.02; Detroit Free Press 03.21.02; Detroit Free Press 03.22.02; Detroit Free Press 03.22.02; Chicago Sun Times 03.24.02; Detroit Free Press 03.24.02; Detroit Press 03.27.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 06.19.04; Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 09.30.09; Detroit Free Press 11.15.10; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Shoback
Edward J.1967PSettledDiocesanMultiple alleged victims. Removed in 2004 after admitting to sexual abuse of a minor more than 20 years prior. A few days later another man came forward alleging abuse as a boy by Shoback. In 2006 a man told the diocese that Shoback abused him at age 13. This person received funds deducted from Shoback's pension every month for 4 years as reimbursement for lost wages. No criminal charges due to SOL. More complaints in 2007 and 2009. Laicization announced 7/17/09. (Shoback's brother Thomas was accused of abuse 11/11, arrested 6/12.) Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Sued for alleged abuse in 1975 of an altar boy, age 12, on a trip to Hawley, PA; settled in 1/20 in the high five figuresScranton, PASource:
Wilkes-Barre Times Leader 07.27.04; Times Tribune 07.13.08; Times Tribune 07.13.08; Statement by the Diocese of Scranton 07.17.09; Times Leader 07.24.09; Times-Tribune 11.16.11; Times-Tribune 06.15.12; Times Leader 04.07.14; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Citizen's Voice 08.26.18
Assignments:
Times Leader 07.09.06; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Garabedian Law Offices Assignment Record
Shoback
Thomas P1977PConvictedDiocesanDiocese notified 11/11 of allegations of sexual misconduct with a boy 1991-97, when pastor of St Mary and St Andrew in Blossburg. Suspended. Arrested 6/14/12, charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors, for repeated sexual assault of the altar boy. Convicted 4/13, sentenced to 5-10 years in state prison. Removed from ministry 11/14. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It showed there was a report 5/06 to diocese of sex assault of an 11-year-old altar boy. Report to D.A. Investigated. Shoback denied abuse. Alleged victim named another boy he said Shoback abused; that person denied it to investigators. Sent for eval. In 11/11 the man who first denied abuse by Shoback said the priest actually had abused him when he was age 11. This led to Shoback's arrest and conviction. On diocese's list 8/19/18.Scranton, PASource:
Pocono Record 11.15.11; Statement by Diocese of Scranton 11.15.11; Pocono News 11.16.11; Times Leader 11.16.11; Times-Tribune 11.16.11; WNEP 11.16.11; Sun-Gazette 11.17.11; WNEP 11.20.11; Corning Leader 06.15.12; Pocono Record 06.15.12; Times Leader 06.15.12; Times-Tribune 06.15.12; Williamsport Sun-Gazette 06.16.12; Moscow Villager 06.19.12; Sun-Gazette 06.21.12; Standard Speaker 07.27.12; Times Leader 07.28.12; Williamsport Sun-Gazette 08.21.12; WETM 04.30.13; Diocese of Scranton Statement 05.01.13; Standard Speaker 05.02.13; Williamsport Sun-Gazette 05.02.13; Times Leader 04.07.14; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18; Citizen's Voice 08.26.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Short
Anthony J. 1971PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Removed from ministry in 2008. Allegation of abuse alleged to have occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. Unclear as to where. Worked or resided in St. Louis, MO; St. Stephen's, WY; Centennial, CO; Sedalia, CO; Denver, CO. Noted to be living in a skilled nursing facility under supervision. On the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18.St. Louis, MOSource:
Jesuits Central and Southern List 12.07.18; Jesuits Midwest Province List 12.17.18
Assignments:
Jesuits Central and Southern List 12.07.18; Jesuits Midwest Province Assignment Record 12.21.18
ShortyJohn1974PAccusedDiocesanAssigned to parishes in Caribou, Portland, Stonington and Augusta. Youth Director and Moderator of the Diocesan CYO. Chaplain at the ME Maritime Academy in Castine. Placed on leave in 1994, accused of abuse 1976-81. Parish was told he was leaving because of stress. Left the priesthood about four years later. Laicized in 2006.Portland, MESource:
Boston com (AP) 02.28.06; Kennebec Journal 03.01.06; Portland Press Herald 03.01.06; Portland Press Herald 03.01.06; Courier Gazette 03.02.06; Bangor Daily News 01.29.07; Maine Today (AP) 05.30.08
ShoveltonWilliam J.1946PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 1993. Named publicly as accused by the Fall River diocese on its list of credibly accused in 1/21. Died 1/31/15. Had been living in Lady Lake, FL.Fall River, MASource:
Villages News Obituary 02.05.15; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Showalter
Norbert F.1939PAccusedDiocesanDied 12/31/71. Name included on the diocese's list updated 9/13/18. The diocese received an accusation in 2015 that Showalter sexually abused male minors. In a letter published 5/22/15 in the Telegraph Herald, a man alleged that Showalter sexually abused him over a two-year period, beginning when the man was age 14 in 1954, at St. Mary's in Lamont.Dubuque, IASource:
Telegraph Herald 05.22.15; Diocese of Dubuque list 09.13.18
ShraderDwight Edward1982PAccusedDiocesanIn 5/03 a person came forward to allege abuse as a teenager by Shrader. The Review Board deemed the allegation credible. Placed on leave in 6/03.By late 2003 four men and one woman had come forward with allegations of abuse (all but one as minors) by Shrader, occurring within the previous 5 or 6 years. Diocese said Shrader did not engage in sexual intercourse but that there was physical contact or verbal misconduct, such as sexual jokes or propositions. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Laicized. Died in 2012.Richmond, VASource:
Associated Press 06.16.03; Virginia Pilot 06.17.03; Associated Press 08.01.03; Statement by the Diocese of Richmond 08.01.03; Richmond Times Dispatch 08.02.03; Virginia Pilot 08.02.03; Virginia Pilot 08.06.03; Diocese of Richmond List 02.13.19; News Channel 6 02.13.19; Diocese of Richmond Shrader Profile 02.14.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Richmond Shrader Profile 02.14.19
Shrimplin
Glen1974DSettledDiocesanDeacon. Two men filed a civil suit in 10/03 claiming abuse as boys by Shrimplin in the 1970s. Shrimplin said he left the active diaconate of his own accord in 1987. He denied the allegations. Late Bishop Hoffman acknowledged that Shrimplin was "removed from active diaconal ministry." A third man settled in 2004 and fourth man filed a civil suit in 2/08, claiming abuse on trip to Florida in 1975 or 1976. Laicized 11/30/07. Civil suit dropped due to SOL 6/08. Shrimplin died in 12/17.Toledo, OHSource:
Toledo Blade 10.28.03; WTOL 10.29.03; News-Press 10.30.03; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Seattle Post Intelligencer 08.19.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Naples Daily News 02.12.08; News-Press 02.12.08; WBBH 02.12.08; Toledo Blade 02.13.08; WTOL 02.13.08; Toledo Blade 02.14.08; News Press 06.13.08; Toledo Blade 06.19.08; Diocese of Toledo List downloaded 01.28.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Shrope
Glen M. 1961PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/4/18. Diocese noted it received an allegation in 2003 that Shrope sexually abused a minor in 1976. He was assigned to St. Therese in Midvale 1972-82. His faculties were removed in 1983. Deceased.Salt Lake City, UTSource:
Murray Eagle 07.20.61; Diocese of Salt Lake City List 12.04.18
Shumway
Lynn M.2003PSuedDiocesanOrdained at age 55 in 2003. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing boy, age 12, in 2009 at St. Stephen's Elementary School on Grand Island. The alleged victim said that Shumway lured him into a church bathroom, where the abuse took place. Shumway died 6/12/19.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News Obituary 06.16.19; WKBW 08.11.20; Buffalo News 09.22.20
Shurtleff
Robert M.1970PSuedDiocesanShurtleff was one of four priests removed from parish assignments in 6/02 as result of the zero-tolerance policy resulting from the recent Dallas Bishops' Conference. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. On diocese's list 11/13/18. Named in lawsuits filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Press-Republican 07.02.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 01.06.04; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 05.26.18; Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 08.16.19
Sickler
James G.1952PSuedDiocesanIn a massive civil suit filed 10/1/03, 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Sickler. One man said he was sexually abused at age 14 by Sickler 1959-61. Sickler allegedly asked the boy to join a "secret club" in the restroom of the parish elementary school. Handshake for the "secret club" involved manipulating each other's genitals. Sickler died 10/13/96. On diocese's list in 2/19.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Sicoli
David C.1975PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least 12 boys in their mid-teens. Placed on administrative leave in 2004. Further restrictions added in 2/05. Case was referred to the Vatican for review. Laicization announced in 2/08. Named in new Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report--Patterns; Philadephila Inquirer 02.06.05; Phillyburbs com 07.06.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.27.05; NBC 10 02.14.08; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.14.08; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.15.08; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.19.08; Bucks County Courier-Times 02.20.08; Philadelphia Daily News 04.03.08; Montgomery Media 03.29.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.22.11; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; Philadelphia Daily News 06.13.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11, pp 34-35; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Sidoti
Anthony1940PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 6/20 lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor from about 1970 to 1971. Assignments included Army chaplain 1942-46, then NY Army National Guard chaplain. Associate pastor at St. Anthony's in Albany 1948-63, administrator 1963-66 and pastor 1966-70. Pastor 1970-90 of St. James in Albany. Retired 1990. Died 5/26/04.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union Obituary via Legacy 05.27.20; Daily Gazette 06.15.20
Sieczynski
Jerzy (Jerry)2000PIndictedDiocesanFr. Jerzy was arrested on charges of indecent exposure at a public park 9/03. Placed on leave from St. Matthew church. Pled guilty 11/03 and received 1 year probation. In 1/04 a able repairman found child porn on his home computer. Indicted in 2005. Pled guilty to 4 counts 5/06. Sentenced to 3 years in prison 8/06. Released 7/09. Living in San Antonio per TX Sex Offender Registry entry dated 8/09. Classified as high risk offender. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.San Antonio, TXSource:
San Antonio Express News 09.29.03; San Antonio Express News 04.27.05; San Antonio Express News 05.03.06; KSAT 08.03.06; MySA 08.03.06; San Antonio Express News 08.04.06; San Antonio Express-News 08.23.18; Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19
Siegele
Charles J.1953PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of 6-7 boys in the 1950s -60s. One claim settled in 1990s. Named in civil suit filed 2004. Named in 2006 class action suit. Dismissed by lower court, then by Third Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. Died 1/28/89. Name (as Siegle) is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who sexually abused minors. At least one accuser, who alleged he was plied with alcohol and sodomized by Siegele as a boy, received funds in 2019 via the archdiocese's time-limited compensation fund.Philadelphia, PASource:
USA Today 11.11.02; Philadelphia Daily News 03.16.04; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 09.21.05; Mangum et al v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 06.14.06; Law com 11.07.07; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; WHYY 10.10.19
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record
SiekmanIvan1975PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/19/19. Left ministry in 1990. Diocese received report in 2003 of abuse in Bay St. Louis 1972-73. Faculties removed 2003.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
Sierra
Frank1946PSettledSons of the Holy FamilyOrdained in 1946. Teaching high school in Buenos Aires by 1951. Arrived in Pueblo CO diocese in 1951 to replace his brother, John Sierra. Worked in El Paso and several parishes in the 1950s and 1960s, later part of Las Cruces NM diocese. Working by 1970 in the San Diego CA diocese. Retired 1988. Accused in 1994 civil suit of abuse of girls in Santa Cruz NM; settled. Included on San Diego list of credibly accused 3/07. Status was 'removed.' Personnel file released 10/25/10. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On El Paso's list 1/31/19.Las Cruces, NMSource:
Albuquerque Jounral 06.14.46; Santa Fe New Mexican 06.14.46; Greely Daily Tribune 01.17.51; Silver City Daily Press 01.25.68; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.11.96; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; Desert Sun 04.11.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Docuents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Rio Grande Sun 09.26.17; Diocese of Las Cruces List 11.08.18; KVIA 11.08.18; Diocese of El Paso List 01.31.19; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego Assignment List 03.30.07; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
SieversLawrence1969PAccusedDiocesanLeft the priesthood in 1973. Laicized. Named as accused in the CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19. In 2014 a woman told a diocesan employee that Sievers sexually abused her in 1969, when she was age 17. In 2018 she reported her alleged abuse to the Denver archdiocese. In 1969 Sievers was assigned to St. Joseph's in Grand Junction, temporary chaplain at St. Mary's Hospital and the diocese's Youth Moderator of the Grand Junction District.Pueblo, COSource:
CO Attorney General Special Masters Report 10.22.19; KKCO TV 10.27.19
Assignments:
Anderson Ad Book 11.13.19
Sigler
Jason E.1964PConvictedDiocesanOrdained for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, Canada. In Detroit and Lansing dioceses from 1968. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment 1960s-70s; worked in NM parishes; abused again. Named by 45 victims in lawsuits. In NM 17 men settled for $13M in 1993. Pled guilty 1983 to abuse of child; got probation and counseling. Laicized 1999. Many new allegations in MI in 2002. Arrested and convicted twice in MI in 2003. Included in new civil suits. Released 5/12 from jail and 11/13 from probation. Living in Albuquerque NM 2014; said in 8/14 to be living with his wife in Taylor Ranch. On sex offender list. Named in at least one new civil suit filed 8/14. Another suit filed 5/16 re alleged abuse of 10- or 11-year-old Fort Sumner NM altar boy in 1974. Suit filed 7/17 re abuse of boy in Las Vegas NM parish late 1970s for 2 years. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On Lansing diocese's list 9/27/19. On Detroit's list 6/10/19.Detroit, MISource:
Associated Press 01.02.93; Associated Press 11.30.93; Associated Press 02.07.94; Albuquerque Journal (AP) 01.12.98; Detroit News 05.02.02; Albuquerque Journal 08.28.02; Detroit Free Press 08.29.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 12.19.02; Detroit News 01.17.03; Detroit Free Press 01.24.03; Detroit Free Press 08.05.03; Detroit Free Press 08.12.03; Detroit News 05.05.04; Corrections 06.07.10; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.20.12; Michigan Live 01.10.14; NM - SNAP Statement 01.14.14; ABQ Journal 01.15.14; KOAT Channel 7 01.19.14; KOB Channel 4 08.18.14; Albuquerque Journal 08.22.14; ABQ Journal 11.19.14; Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15; Albuquerque Journal 05.12.16; KRQE 05.12.16; Albuquerque Journal 11.12.16; New Mexican 07.06.17; New Mexican 07.09.17; Albuquerque Journal 07.17.17; New Mexican 09.01.17; SIgler Timeline 09.06.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Rio Grande Sun 09.26.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.12.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.18.17; Sante Fe Documents 10.19.17; The Associated Press 10.19.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.23.17; Catholic News Agency 10.24.17; KOB 4 11.22.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.09.19; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; Associated Press 07.29.19; Diocese of Lansing List 09.27.19; Albuquerque Journal 04.24.21
Assignments:
SIgler Timeline 09.06.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Siler
Francis A.1963PSuedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Per the GJ, a St. Bernadine Clinic report alluded to "sexual problems with adolescents" in 1972, which prompted Siler's transfer to another parish. In 1974 letter to the House of Affirmation Bishop Leonard wrote, "in the last three years the problem arose about which I spoke to you... .: A 1985 memo to Bishop Bevilacqua from a priest mentioned Siler making a pass at a young boy whose father was a policeman, which lead to Siler's removal from the parish. In 1994 a man confronted Siler about molesting him as a boy; Siler was hospitalized for feeling suicidal then sent to St. Luke Institute Continuing Care Workshop. Notes from St. Luke said Slier had relapsed. Allegation in 1995 of sex abuse of a 2nd or 3rd grade St. Catherine's altar boy (there 1975-76). Allegation in 12/02 of abuse of a boy 1972-73. Another allegation 11/11 of abuse of a boy 1972-74.Withdrew from active ministry 2002. Died 12/10/15. Suit filed 11/18.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Obituary 12.12.15; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; KDKA TV 11.15.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
SIlvaBenjamin  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed as accused by the Diocese of Las Cruces on its list 11/8/18. It notes no claims in the diocese, and that Silva was assigned to parishes in Chaparral, Berino and Las Cruces 1983-1986. It also notes that Silva was on the Archdiocese of Santa Fe's list. (The Santa Fe archdiocese's 9/12/17 list includes a George Silva, but not Benjamin.)Las Cruces, NMSource:
Diocese of Las Cruces List 11.08.18; KVIA 11.08.18
Silva
George S.1997PConvictedDiocesanPrior to his 1997 ordination, Silva was a Christian Brother for 17 years. Assigned as a Christian Brother to O'Dea HS in Seattle 1991-94. Studied in CT. Fr. Silva was placed on leave in 2005. Arrested 2006, charged with abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 2005, during a trip to France and Portugal. Civil suit filed 3/06. Pled guilty 6/1/06. Sentenced to 5 years prison and 5 years probation 9/06. Civil suit settled 11/06. On Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
TheNewMexicoChannel 02.23.06; KOB TV 02.24.06; The New Mexican 02.24.06; Albuquerque Tribune (AP) 03.30.06; The New Mexican 03.30.06; TheNewMexicoChannel 03.30.06; KOB TV 06.01.06; Bostoncom (AP) 06.12.06; Amarillo Globe News 07.06.06; New Mexican (AP) 09.29.06; Albuquerque Journal 11.22.06; Archdiocese of Seattle list 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; Seattle Times 01.23.16; Bellingham Herald 01.24.16; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.09.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Silva
James M.1967PConvictedDiocesanRemoved from ministry 3/1/93. Two men filed suit 1994. Seven more men filed civil suits alleging abuse by Silva 1960s-1980s. Criminal charges also filed in 1994. Silva admitted in court that he sexually abused a young man. Received 7-year suspended sentence and ordered to undergo counseling. Eight claims settled by diocese as part of $13.5M mass settlement 9/02 (one may have settled earlier). Multiple transfers after initial notice. On diocese's list 7/1/19.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal Bulletin 03.18.94; Providence Journal-Bulletin 07.03.94; Boston Globe 03.16.02; Providence Journal Bulletin 08.18.02; Providence Journal 09.10.02; Providence Journal 07.18.05; The Day 05.13.07; SNAP Statement 11.15.10; Providence Journal 11.21.14; Diocese of Providence List 07.01.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Providence Assignment Record
Silva-Flores
Fidencio Simon1978PSuedMissionaries of Holy SpiritFrom Mexico. Left archdiocese without privileges 5/1/95. Sued by many in 2002. Accused of abuse of as many as 28 boys 1979-85. Criminal charges dropped due to Supreme Court ruling. Likely returned to Mexico. LA archdiocese referred to him as Fidencio Flores Silva. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, archdiocese released personnel file 1/31/13. One alleged victim filed suit in 10/18 against the Vatican. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Assigned 1998 to St. Philip Neri in Lynwood. Removed 11/98. Reported in 5/19 to be working at a church in Mexico.Los Angeles, CASource:
KCBS 05.03.02; LA Times 08.18.02; USA Today 11.11.02; AP 03.28.03; National Catholic Reporter 04.17.03; Ventura County Star 04.27.03; Ventura County Star 12.07.03; Ten-Minute-Activist 02.06.04; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Ventura County Star 01.09.05; City of Angels 12.07.07; LA Daily News 10.12.12; Ventura County Star 01.05.13; Ventura County Star 01.23.13; 0LA Times 02.04.13; Ventura County Star 10.04.18; Diocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18; Legal Reader 05.17.19; Brinkwire 05.22.19
Assignments:
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 04.20.06
Silverio
Ronald T.1970PSuedDiocesanIn an essay published in 7/18, a man wrote that Silverio molested him and his two brothers in the 1970s, beginning when Silverio was assigned to Holy Family parish in South Buffalo. Another man told a news source that he was abused at ages 7-9 by Silverio in the 1970s at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Niagara Falls, where SIlverio was assigned 1975-79. On leave of absence 1980, then left the priesthood. Went on to become executive director of AIDS Community Services then President and CEO of the nonprofit Evergreen Association, retiring in 2017. Accused in a lawsuit 8/19 of abusing a child ages 9-18, in 1973-82.Buffalo, NYSource:
The Public 07.17.18; WKBW 07.20.18; Buffalo News 07.25.18; WKBW 07.31.18; Buffalo News 08.14.19; Niagara Gazette 08.19.19
Silvestri
Vincent A.1964PSettledDiocesanName on Archdiocese's 7/04 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. Dominic Parish (Brookfield) 1983-1993. Suffered a stroke in 2/93 and retired 10/30/93. Under restrictions as of 5/95. Died in 2000 at age 63. Personnel file released in 7/13. Allegations in late 1960s-early 1970s. Settlement with at least one.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentienl 07.20.00; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Brookfield Patch 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
SimmonsDonald W.1943PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list in 10/19. It notes reports in 2002 of incidents in 1950 and 1956, while assigned to St. John's Catheral in Boise, and St. Alphonsus in Wallace. Deceased.Boise, IDSource:
Diocese of Boise List 10.24.19
SimmsWilliam Q.1962PSettledDiocesanRemoved from parish work in 1985. Two separate civil suits filed in 1988 accused Simms of forcing altar boys to dress in skimpy, sexually provocative briefs, act out religious fantasies and wrestle with him. One suit claimed abuse in 1982, the other in 1984-85. Police investigated in 1985 but agreed not to press charges if Simms received counseling and was removed from contact with minors. Allowed to serve on the Archdiocesan Tribunal. Received therapy at St. Luke Institute in Suitland, MD. Both cases settled in 1989 or 1990. In 1988 the archdiocese acknowledged Simms molested boys, saying there were "only two" victims. Cardinal asked Simms to resign/retire from his administrative job with the archdiocese in 5/02. Died in 9/05.Baltimore, MDSource:
United Press International 03.22.88; Star-Democrat 03.23.88; United Press International 10.27.88; United Press International 03.28.89; The Capital 06.22.94; Baltimore Sun 06.23.94; Baltimore Sun 05.17.02; Baltimore Sun 05.19.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 10.03.05
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
Simoes
Gilbert J.1961PAccusedDiocesanSuspended and faculties removed in 3/86 after diocese learned of allegations against him. Absent on leave per 1993 Catholic Directory. Lived in the Falmouth area and worked as a regular substitute teacher at Falmouth High School from 1989 until the 1997-98 school year. School denied any knowledge of his history. Name linked with Jose Avila and Bernard Kelly, other abusers. Six allegations known by 9/02. Included on the diocese's list in 1/21 of credibly accused. Died in 2009.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02; Herald News 09.27.02; Herald News 07.31.03; Boston Herald 11.21.03; Cape Cod Times 11.22.03; Cape Cod Times 11.25.03; Cape Cod Times 02.21.04; Standard-Times 01.21.20; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
SimonAloysius P.1950PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Bismarck diocese on its list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated. Faculties permanently removed 6/18/85. Died 10/31/91. Included on the Diocese of Crookston's list, where he worked 1977-78.Bismarck, NDSource:
Diocese of Bismarck List 01.02.20; Diocese of Crookston List accessed 01.26.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Crookston List accessed 01.26.20
Simon
David P.1967PSuedDiocesanPlaced on leave without privileges in 5/02 after allegations resurfaced of sexual abuse more than 20 years prior. Incidents of sex abuse involving teen boys were reported to the diocese 1973-1982. Apparently his victim(s) had come forward again in 2002 to protest the fact that he was still in ministry. Assigned after canonical process to life of prayer and penance, per 6/7/12 notice from the diocese. In 2018 attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced he had one or more clients abused by Simon preparing to file suit.Rochester, NYSource:
Associated Press 05.03.02; Press and Sun Bulletin 05.03.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 05.03.02; Democrat and Chronicle 05.04.02; Post-Standard 05.04.02; Associated Press 05.10.02; Post-Standard 05.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Press and Sun Bulletin 05.05.07; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Democrat and Chronicle 06.06.18; Democrat and Chronicle 08.15.19
Simon
Francis (Raymond E).1943PAccusedO.S.B.Accusations against Simon discovered in personnel file of Fr. Mathias Faue released in 7/13. In 2002 a man alleged he was abused by Faue and Fr. Simon 1963-67 at St. Benedict's Church in Montebello, CA. Simon died 12/18/95.Los Angeles, CASource:
FindAGrave 12.18.95; Letter from Accuser to Cardinal Mahoney 04.10.02; Letter from Archdiocese of Los Angeles to St Greggory Abbey 05.14.02; St Gregory Abbey Letter to Archdiocese of Los Angeles 05.30.02
SimoneauFrederick E.1941PSuedJesuitNamed in a lawsuit against the diocese in 2017 by five plaintiffs as having repeatedly abused them as children during 1955-74 at St. Paul Mission in Hays, on the Fort Belknap Indian reservation. Born 1/21/1908. Died 4/21/84. Buried in Mt. St. Michael Cemetery in Spokane WA. On the Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/18.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Spectator (Seattle College) 05.16.41; Great Falls Tribune 08.16.17; BillionGraves com 08.28.17; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18; Jesuits West List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Simoneaux
Jody J.1982PAccusedDiocesanPastor of St. John's in Jeanerette when diocese announced 11/1/18 that Simoneaux was placed on leave due to an allegation of "improper behavior with minors" over 30 years prior. The incidents reportedly occurred while Simoneaux was assigned to St. Anthony's Church and St. Edmund High School in Eunice, and St. Anne's in Youngsville. Diocese and police investigating. On diocese's list in 4/19.Lafayette, LASource:
KATC News 11.01.18; The Advocate 11.01.18; KATC 01.13.19; Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19
Simonelli
Gerald1990PAccusedDiocesanSimonelli's name appeared on the diocese's 6/24/15 list of "Diocesan Priests With A Credible Allegation(s) of Sexual Abuse of Minors Made Against Them While Serving in the Joliet Diocese." The list notes a continuing canonical process. Simonelli was removed from ministry in 5/10 after a 21-year-old man accused him of "inappropriate conduct" that occurred more than two years prior. Bishop Sartain stated Simonelli's removal was due to "homosexual activity" and that he was "unfaithful to his vows on more than one occasion." As of 12/18, process still pending and status was "on leave."Joliet, ILSource:
Daily Herald 05.19.10; Catholic Culture 05.20.10; Diocese of Joliet 06.24.15; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Simonetti
Gennaro1938PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 1/16/98.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
SimoninJohn1947PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/29/19. Died 7/15/10.Charleston, SCSource:
The Catholic Miscellany 05.01.97; Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19
Simpson
Edward E.1954PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 1986, died in 1988. The diocese received a report 4/20/20 that Simpson had sexually abused a minor. The diocese deemed the allegation credible and added Simpson to its list of accused.Little Rock, ARSource:
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 09.02.20; Diocese of Little Rock List 12.22.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Little Rock Assignment Record
Simpson
Michael J. PSettledDiocesanFrom Ireland. A woman filed suit 2005 accusing Simpson of abuse of several girls in early 1960s. Three more women filed suits 6/06 claiming abuse as young girls. Diocese settled four cases 1/08 for $200K. Simpson was known as a chronic alcoholic and had to sign a sobriety oath before working in the diocese. He died in Ireland in 1977. New suit 9/18 alleging Simpson and another, unnamed, priest sexually abused a girl for ten years, beginning when she was age five, in the late 1950s into the 1960s at St. Aloysius in Toppenish. She said the abuse by Simpson began when he replaced the other priest around 1960, and she was in about third grade. The abuse allegedly included rape, resulted in a miscarried pregnancy when the girl was 12, and ended when he left the parish when she was 14 . On the diocese's list 7/9/19.Yakima, WASource:
Yakima Herald-Republic 02.02.05; Yakima Herald-Republic 02.17.05; Yakima Herald-Republic 02.19.05; Yakima Herald-Repubic 02.25.05; Yakima Herald-Republic 05.04.06; KGW 06.14.06; Yakima Herald-Republic 06.29.06; Yakima Herald-Republic 01.07.07; Yakima Herald-Republic 01.09.08; Columbian 01.10.08; KNDO 01.10.08; Yakima Herald-Republic 07.04.10; Yakima Herald-Republic 10.21.11; Yakima Herald-Republic 09.25.18; Diocese of Yakima List 07.09.19
Sinclair
Roger A.1974PConvictedDiocesanPer 8/14/18 PA GJ report, diocese knew 5/81 of abuse 9/80 of two 14-year-old boys. Had been reported to St. Mary's in Kittanning pastor, but no action. One mother deterred by Rev. Klinzing from going to police. Indications 2/83 from St. Mary's mothers that other boys victimized. They told Chief of Police, who said he'd heard rumors and had spoken with their pastor. No action. Possible previous incident with a Latrobe boy. Sick leave 6/83-6/84, sent to House of Affirmation in MO, then Military chaplain in CA, FL, KS VA and MA. Fired 11/91 from Topeka State Hospital after he "managed to gain access to a locked unit deceitfully" to try to take male teen patients to movies. Report 2/02 of abuse of boy, age 9 - early teens, at first assignment. Faculties revoked 2002, sent to Anodos Center for treatment. Accused 4/02 of 1979 abuse of 13-year-old Latrobe altar boy. Removed for life 2002. Left priesthood 1/05. Arrested in OR 2017 for abuse of young disabled male. Convicted. Imprisoned.Greensburg, PASource:
Pittsburg Tribune-Review 04.23.02; Tribune-Review 01.07.05; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Associated Press 11.27.19
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Sinclair
Sandy/Alexander B.1957PSettledDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit that settled in 2021 for $60K of physically and sexually abusing a minor at St. John's [High School] Seminary. Sinclair died 9/23/20.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Kansas City Star 04.07.21
Singleton
William V.1950PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. Allegedly abuse at St. Raymond's in East Rockaway, where he was pastor beginning in 4/77 and was pastor emeritus from 6/95 until his death 10/23/12.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
LiHerald 06.02.05; Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Rockville Centre List 03.18.21
Sinner
Richard1952PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry in 1998. Died 1/28/2004.Fargo, NDSource:
Associated Press 01.02.20; Diocese of Fargo List 01.02.20; Grand Forks Herald 01.03.20; Findagrave accessed 01.13.20
Sinnerud
James A.1972PSuedJesuitSuspended in 11/18 from Creighton Prep in Omaha NE after an allegation of sexual misconduct occurring prior to his time as a teacher there 1987- 2008. He remained involved in the school beyond his 2008 retirement. Accused in a lawsuit filed by a man in 9/20 under the AZ Child Victims Act of sexually abusing him as a Brophy Prep student in the 1980s. Sinnerud was a Brophy Prep teacher and coach 1980-87.Phoenix, AZSource:
World-Herald News Service 11.30.18; KVOA 09.22.20; Phoenix News Times 09.22.20; AZFamily com 09.23.20
Sinnott
Walter A.1917PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Died 7/8/65.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; St Bart's Norwich NY site accessed 01.02.19
Sintef
Michael1981PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on archdiocese's list 1/31/13. Assigned 1981-85 to St. John the Baptist in Baldwin Park, 1985-1988 to St. Genevieve's in Van Nuys. 'Involved' sexually with a teen girl when he was age 30 and she was 17. He acknowledged in a 2018 interview that when she was 15 she "caught his eye." The girl disclosed the situation to her therapist, who called police. No criminal charges. Police informed the archdiocese which gave Sintef a warning. The 'relationship' continued for several more years. Sintef was sent to treatment in MD, then left the priesthood. He went on to practice hypnotherapy in Marin County. He is married and has a daughter.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA list Final Addendum 01.31.13; KGO TV 10.31.18
Sipitkowski
James A.1974PAccusedDiocesanIn 2/04, Vicar General testified at hearing on complaint filed by a male church employee that parishioners at Holy Family had reported Sipitkowski had young boys going up to rectory late at night and that he left Holy Family due to allegations of sexual abuse and financial mismanagement. No investigation was conducted. Complainant said pictures of Sipitkowski dressed in women's clothing "in a compromising position with other scantily dressed men" were found after he was transferred. Active priest in 10/08.Springfield, MASource:
Springfield Republican 02.07.04; Springfield Republican 02.29.04
SippellAnselm  ?PAccusedOFM FranciscanNamed publicly as accused by the Louisville archdiocese on its list in 2/19.Louisville, KYSource:
Archdiocese of Louisville Orders and Others List 02.11.19
Sita/Howard
Carmen/Gerald1976PConvictedDiocesanArrested 1982; pled guilty 1983 to abuse of a minor and providing him with drugs. Got five years probation and treatment at Paracletes in NM. Legally changed name to Gerald Howard. Incardinated into Jefferson City MO diocese; assigned to parish with school. Reportedly had no clerical assignments since removal from active ministry in 1984. Accused 2007 of abusing another boy. Claim settled 2009 for $600K and agreement to laicize. Other victims in NJ and MO. Arrested 4/10 in NJ and later in MO. Jaied until MO criminal trial. Settlement of five claims in 2013 for $650K. Pled guilty 6/17/14 to two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of attempted forcible sodomy against three teen boys. Other counts dropped. To serve three concurrent twelve-year sentences and register as sex offender when released. Laicized 9/24/12, announced 6/18/14. On Jefferson City diocese's list 11/8/18. On Newark list 2/13/19,Newark, NJSource:
Laicization Decree 09.24.12; Cover letter to Archbishop Myers 09.25.12; Links to Articles Prior to 10.31.12; The Missourian 10.31.12; The Missourian 10.31.12; Columbia Daily Tribune 11.01.12; ABC 17 11.15.12; Fulton Sun 11.15.12; Connect MidMissouri 11.26.12; SNAP Statement 12.03.12; SNAP Statement 02.04.13; Fulton Sun 02.05.13; SNAP Statement 05.09.13; Worthy Adversary 05.09.13; Digital Journal 05.10.13; Jersey Journal 05.10.13; Star Ledger 05.10.13; Columbia Daily Tribune 05.11.13; Connect Mid-Missouri 11.25.13; SNAP Statement 11.25.13; Jersey Journal 11.26.13; SNAP Statement 11.26.13; Jersey Journal 12.02.13; NorthJersey 12.06.13; MO SNAP Statement 06.13.14; ABC 17 06.17.14; Columbia Daily Tribune 06.17.14; ConnectMidMissouri 06.17.14; Missourian 06.17.14; SNAP Statement 06.17.14; Boonville Daily News 06.18.14; MO-SNAP Statement 06.18.14; Star Ledger 06.18.14; SNAP Media Statement 06.19.14; SNAP Statement 06.20.14; MissouriNet 06.23.14; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18; Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19; Archdiocese of Newark Tobin Letter 02.13.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Sito
Joseph1962PConvictedDiocesanResigned in 1993 after credible allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1960s. Victim told archdiocese in 1985, but no action. Told them again in 1993 and Sito "retired." Banned from public ministry after treatment at two facilities. Criminally charged in 1999 with molesting a 17-year-old youth. Sito pleaded guilty to lesser charge and paid a fine. Would still say mass on occasion. Laicization announced 1/12/04. Died 1/4/16, age 80, in car crash outside of Detroit. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 04.12.02; Detroit Free Press 05.09.02; Detroit Free Press 06.10.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 01.12.04; Detroit News 01.05.16; The Detroit News 01.06.16; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
SivcoskiJude Thomas1975PConvictedDiocesanAssistant pastor and CYO director at Assumption parish in Beaumont when arrested in 12/78. Charged with the sexual abuse 12/8/78 of a 7-year-old boy in the boy's Port Arthur home. Pled no contest. Sentenced to 10 years' probation, during which time he was to undergo counseling and prohibited from being alone with minors. The judge entered a deferred judgment, meaning Sivcoski was "neither judged nor sentenced" if there were no more criminal charges against him for 10 years. Not indexed in the 1981 Official Catholic Directory. The 1982 directory shows him assigned to a Groves, TX parish. Absent on leave 1985-95. Laicized 1996. Married in 1997. Living in Conroe, TX in 2018, working as a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. On Beaumont diocese's list 1/31/19.Beaumont, TXSource:
The Liberty Vindicator 03.14.74; The Port Arthur News 05.28.77; Austin American-Standard 12.29.78; Courier-Post 12.30.78; Arizona Republic 03.14.79; Austin American-Standard 03.14.79; Longview Morning Herald 03.14.79; Midcounty Chronicle 05.03.83; Sivcoski Marriage License record 06.28.97; The Record Live 08.19.08; Odessa American 03.14.18; Sivcoski Marriage and Family Therapist License 07.12.18; Diocese of Beaumont List 01.31.19
Skeabeck
Mary Carmeln/aNAccusedSisters of Saint JosephSister of St. Joseph since 1942. Died in 2015. A.K.A. Charlotte Skeabeck. First named publicly as accused by diocese in 10/18. Order said it received a report in 5/18 that Skeabeck sexually abused a student numerous times in the late 1950s when she was a teacher at Villa Maria Academy. The Order knew of reports of the abuse during the time it was happening.Erie, PASource:
Erie News Now 10.29.18; GoERie 10.30.18
Assignments:
Erie News Now 10.29.18
Skelton, Jr.
Joseph2001SConvictedDiocesanAccused in a 2008 civil suit, along with Fr. George Stallings, of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in the summer of 1984. Skelton was a seminarian at the time. The boy was helping Stallings remodel the St. Teresa of Avila rectory and was and staying in the rectory's attic to avoid a long commute. Case settled 10/09 for $125K. Skelton resigned from the seminary in MI in 1988 after pleading guilty to abusing a 15-year-old boy in a seminary room. Ordained for the Tagbilaran diocese in the Philippines. Still in ministry on the island of Bohol in 2019. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused.Washington, DCSource:
Father Joseph Skelton Jr Website; Father Joseph Skelton, Jr Website; Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 09.30.09; Washington Post 10.14.09; Ethics Daily 10.15.09; Catholic Culture 10.26.09; Detroit Free Press 10.26.09; Manilla Standard Today 10.29.09; Associated Press 04.14.10; Mercury News 04.14.10; ABS-CBN 04.15.10; Digital Journal 04.15.10; GMA News 04.18.10; Manila Bulletin 04.18.10; Inquirer 04.19.10; My Sinchew 04.19.10; Washington Post 12.02.10; Associated Press 09.09.19; Associated Press 09.09.19; Associated Press 11.06.19; Archdiocese of Detroit List 03.14.20
Assignments:
; Tagbilaran Diocese Assignment; Tagbilaran Diocese - Ministries
Skiffington
Wilton L.1936PSettledJesuitAccused in a 2003 lawsuit of abusing a boy at Loyola Academy in Wilmette in 1962. The boy's parents found a letter from Skiffington to their son in 1968 and told the archdiocese. Transferred to Los Angeles/San Diego in 1965. Died 9/25/88. Civil suit settled in 10/05. On Jesuit Midwest Province list 12/17/18.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 09.29.88; Chicago Sun-Times 11.20.03; Chicago Tribune 11.20.03; Pioneer Press Online 11.27.03; Chicago Tribune 10.22.05; Jesuits Midwest Province List 12.17.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits Midwest Province Assignment Record 12.21.18
Skluzacek
Richard Francis1957PAccusedDiocesanName appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Archdiocese 12/5/13. Retired in 1998. Permanently removed from ministry in 2005. Accused of fondling a 16-year-old boy in 1975. Died in 2/25/12.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Pioneer Press via Legacy 02.28.12; ABC Newspapers 12.05.13; Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hopkins Patch 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; Pioneer Press 08.11.14
Assignments:
Minnesota Public Radio Assignment Record
Skoblik
Michael G.1939PSuedDiocesanOrdained for St. Paul archdiocese; incardinated 1957 into New Ulm diocese when it was formed. Civil suit 1993 claimed sexual abuse by Skoblik of a grade school student 1976-80. Pastor of St. Joseph's in Sliver Lake 1965-88. Died 1989. Name included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken 1/14. Two men filed new suit 9/10/14 claiming abuse 1967-71; tried to force New Ulm diocese to disclose names of accused priests. At least 14 alleged victims. Diocese released 16 names 3/29/16 of credibly accused priests, including Skoblik. Two new suits filed 5/16 vs New Ulm diocese; one alleged abuse by Skoblik at St George in Glencoe 1953-66, the other at St. Joseph in Silver Lake. In 3/16-5/16. Three suits filed accusing Skoblik of abuse at Holy Family and St. Pius X. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis list.New Ulm, MNSource:
FindAGrave 01.01.89; The Journal 05.22.94; Fr Grancis Garvey Deposition 01.24.14; KSTP 08.04.14; Pioneer Press 08.04.14; Star Tribune 08.04.14; Jeff Anderson & Assoc Media Release 09.09.14; KEYC 09.10.14; National Catholic Reporter 09.10.14; Bemidji Pioneer 03.29.16; BishopAccountability Lists 03.29.16; CBS Minnesota 03.29.16; Diocese of New Ulm List 03.29.16; KEYC 03.29.16; Mankato Free Press 03.29.16; Minnesota Public Radio 03.29.16; Star Tribune 03.29.16; Hutchinson Leader 03.31.16; Mankato Free Press 05.25.16; Journal 05.29.16; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis Statement 11.03.17; Catholic Spirit 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17
Assignments:
Diocese of New Ulm Assignment Record
Skotek
Thomas D.1963PAccusedDiocesanRelieved of ministerial duties 4/02 after diocese announced he had admitted to 'some improper conduct' that occurred over 30 years prior. Bishop Timlin said Skotek had come under scrutiny several years before when a different misconduct complaint was made. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, which showed Skotek abused a girl 1980-1985 when he was pastor of St. Casimir's in Freeland. She became pregnant and he arranged for an abortion. Resigned 1986. Sent to MD for treatment, then reassigned to a Wilkes-Barre parish in 1/87. On diocese's list 8/19/18.Scranton, PASource:
Wilkes Barre Times Leader 04.18.02; Wilkes Barre Times Leader 05.26.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Wilkes Barre Times Leader 06.28.02; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18; Times Leader 08.23.18; Citizen's Voice 08.26.18
Assignments:
Times Leader 7.9.06; BA.org Assignment Record; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Skriba
Raymond Francis1957PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least two girls while assigned to St. Gertrude Parish in Franklin Park in the 1960s. Took administrative leave 6/02; removed from public ministry in 7/02, several months after review board found reasonable cause to believe the allegations were true. At least one claim included in 10/03 $8M settlement with 15 adults alleging abuse by 11 priests. Permanently removed from public ministry 9/05. Brother of Richard, also an accused abuser. Personnel files released 1/14. Died in 1/14.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 07.17.02; Chicago Tribune 01.05.03; Chicago Sun-Times 01.06.03; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Chicago Sun-Times 10.03.03; Chicago Tribune 10.03.03; Chicago Tribune 09.26.05; Chicago Daily Herald 09.27.05; Chicago Sun-Times 09.27.05; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 01.14.10; Daily Herald 01.21.14; Fox 6 01.21.14; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.21.14; Personnel File Released 01.21.14; Franklin Park Herald Journal 02.04.14; Desplaines Valley News 02.05.14; Archdiocese of Chicago List Updated 11.28.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Skriba
Richard L.1949PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 7/02 of molesting a girl for several years. His alleged victim said she reported the abuse to the archdiocese in 1998 but the accusations were not made public because Skriba had died in 3/98. Brother of accused priest Raymond Skriba.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 03.15.98; USA Today 11.11.02; Desplaines Valley News 02.05.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
SkubeFrancis BAccusedFranciscan Brothers of Christ the KingName appears on the Davenport diocese Creditors Committee website in 2007 as having credible allegations of abuse against him. Two men say they were students, ages 17-18, in Skube's small order when he sexually abused one and beat the other. Both personally told Bishop O'Keefe in 1977, but no action. Included on the diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused. It notes allegations of sexual abuse of one male minor and one male adult.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
Assignments:
Catholic Messenger 07.17.08; BA.org Concise Assignment Record
Skupien
James F.1966PAccusedDiocesanSkupien was principal of Bishop Guilfoyle High in 1981 when police found him naked in his car with a youth. Per the PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, the police officer was told by the DA to "let it go." Bothered, the officer informed Msgr. Saylor, who told him they "knew about him" and "they even have a retreat that they sent these priests to." Skupien was kept in ministry. Bishop Hogan's "Secret Archives" note "Chief M. was thanked for his discretion." In 2008 victim told the diocese Skupien would pay him for oral sex, including at the St. Joseph's rectory in Williamsburg PA. Also in 2008 a man reported that when he was a boy 1968-71, Skupien forced him into oral sex. Skupien was removed from ministry in 1984 due to "alcoholism." Retired 1995. Died 2/11/96.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Tribune-Democrat 06.23.02; Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03; Daily Herald 03.10.03; Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03; Associated Press 11.06.03; PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16
Assignments:
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16
Skurat
Matthew J. DSettledDiocesanDeacon. Name included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors.The allegations against Skurat were not determined to be credible. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, Skurat was accused of abuse of a boy, age 10, 1983-91. In 2003 Skurat resigned and his faculties were removed. He was reinstated in 2004. Died 9/4/13.Bridgeport, CTSource:
CT Post via Legacy Obituary 09.04.13; Holzberg Report 10.01.19
Assignments:
Holzberg Report 10.01.19
Skurski
Herbert1944PSettledOFM. Conv.In a letter to Bishop LaValley, a woman reported that Skurski sexually abused her as a child when he was assigned to the Ogdensburg diocese. The diocese provided financial assistance for counseling and, in 12/18, a $100K offer from the IRCP. Per his obituary, Skurski was assigned to parishes in CT, PA, MD, NY, MA, Nova Scotia, ME. Died in Shamokin PA 1/16/96.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Bishop Letter to Survivor 12.07.17; Settlement Offer Letter 12.18.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg IRCP 12.31.18; Findagrave accessed 03.08.19
Assignments:
Findagrave accessed 03.08.19
Skylstad (Bp)
William1960PSuedDiocesanProof of Claims was filed in 2006 as part of the Spokane Diocese's bankruptcy. Accused of abuse of a teen girl at St. Patrick's Parish and at Gonzaga University 12/61-12/64. He denied the allegations and later said an investigation found no evidence that the allegations were true. Retired in 6/10.Spokane, WASource:
USA Today 03.08.06; Spokesman Review 03.09.06; Seattle Times (AP) 06.08.06; BA list of US Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 06.30.10; Spokesman Review 10.10.12
Assignments:
Skylstad Timeline - Spokesman-Review 3.08.06; BA.org Assignment Record
SlackHoward B.1959PSuedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 2/11/19. It notes he died in 1976. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of molesting a 15-year-old boy 1964-65 while assigned to Immaculate Conception parish.Buffalo, NYSource:
Diocese of Buffalo Updated List 11.05.18; Buffalo News 09.20.19
SladeHenry1984PSuedDiocesanArrested and removed from ministry 1/90. Pled guilty 2/90 to sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old disabled man. Sentenced to 12 months probation. Victim filed suit 12/91. Suit later settled. Accused in another lawsuit filed in 11/15 abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1976. Plaintiff said he refused to perform a sex act on Slade, who then physically attacked him; further, he said Rev. Phillip Dedera ignored his screams, but later offered him marijuana "to help him forget it." Per diocese's list 12/18, Slade died in 2016.Joliet, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 01.13.90; Chicago Tribune 02.10.90; Chicago Tribune 12.04.91; Herald News 05.05.02; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; 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; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Daily Herald 11.19.15; Diocese of Joliet List Updated 12.06.18
Slane
Anthony1942PSuedRedemptoristNamed in a lawsuit as having abused at St. Alphonsus Ligorui in San Leandro, CA. Also worked in the Seattle archdiocese, including 1981-88 at Our Lady of Good Help in Hoquiam and Sacred Heart in Seattle 1988-2002. Died 4/2010, age 94, at St. Clement Health Care Center in Liguori, MO. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.Oakland, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; The Stranger 01.15.16; The Daily World 01.18.16; Redemptorists of Denver Website 04.05.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
Slapsak
Julius1925PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 6/21/19. Deceased.Cleveland, OHSource:
Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
SlatteryJames F.1941PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 7/20 of sexually abusing a child 1966-67, beginning when the child was age 7 and Slattery was assigned to Our Lady Queen of Peace in Brighton. Died 5/11/05.Rochester, NYSource:
Diocese of Rochester Obituary 05.12.05; Democrat and Chronicle 08.03.20
SlavenDonald Joseph1967PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its 2/22/19 list. Two allegations noted, of abuse of boys in the 1990s. Retired 2009. Died 2014. The diocese's list updated 9/24/19 shows three allegations.Sioux City, IASource:
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19; Diocese of Sioux City List updated 09.24.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Sioux City List 02.22.19; Diocese of Sioux City List updated 09.24.19
Slavetskas
Paul J. 1971PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Assignments included parishes in Cortland, Johnson City, Binghamton, Syracuse. Died 11/27/15.Syracuse, NYSource:
Press & Sun Bulletin Obituary 11.29.18; Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18
Slavin
William M.1934PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 2003 lawsuit of abuse of a teenage boy 1959-64, in NY and MA. Suit was filed in MA; dismissed by judge on statute of limitations issues in 6/06. Slavin died in 1985.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 07.03.03; North Adams Transcript 12.01.04; Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 09.26.05; Troy Record 06.16.06; Diocese of Albany Revised List 11.30.18
Slavish
Richard1959PAccusedDiocesanSlavish and six other priests were placed on leave by the bishop in 5/02 after allegations of abuse involving minors. Privileges were revoked. Slavish was scheduled to retire in summer of 2002 but he reportedly retired in April. Slavish apparently held parish assignments during his entire career except 1969-71, when he was chaplain at East Moline State Hospital. Died 2/18/16. Included in 2018 on the diocese's list of accused.Peoria, ILSource:
Copely News Service 05.30.02; Diocesan Press Release 05.30.02; Chicago Tribune 05.31.02; Pantagraph 05.31.02; Catholic Post 06.09.02; Register Mail Obituary 02.21.16; Diocese of Peoria List 12.21.18
Assignments:
Copely News Service 05.30.02; Diocese of Peoria Assignment Record
Slevin
Timothy1965PConvictedDiocesanIn 1972 Slevin underwent treatment for fondling children. "Formally separated" from priesthood in 1974 after allegations. Laicized 1978. In 1986 Slevin, then basketball coach at Sacred Heart Catholic School, admitted to police that he abused 6 boys more than 50 times in six years. Charges relating to these acts were dropped in exchange for guilty plea on 4 counts of abusing another boy 1983-1986. Sentenced to 3-12 years prison. A 1986 lawsuit settled out of court. On archdiocese's 10/15/18 list.Washington, DCSource:
Washington Post 04.13.86; Washington Post 05.24.86; Washington Post 12.18.86; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Washington Post 12.02.10; Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18; NPR 10.16.18
Slocum
Samuel B.1980PConvictedDiocesanTaught at diocesan high schools, parish priest. Arrested 4/11 for 'inappropriate relationship' with a 15-year-old boy. Would give the boy gifts and take pictures of him and other boys. The boy's parents forbade him to contact their son, but he did not stop, lying to the mother and encouraging the boy to be secretive. Admitted to police to inappropriate relationships with boys. Found guilty in 1/12 of concealment of the whereabouts of a child and corruption of minors; got 2 years' probation. Laicization announced 11/16. In 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Slocum testified that the diocese knew in 1980 of 'inappropriate relationship' with a 14-year-old girl. Also involved with a 17-year-old girl. Said relationship with 16-year-old boy same year. Treatment 1991 at diocese's Ecclesiastic Center. Diocese knew in 1995 of involvement with a high school senior boy. Sent to St. Michael's in MO for treatment. Returned to ministry.Erie, PASource:
Erie Times-News 04.05.11; Stamford Advocate (AP) 04.05.11; Statement by SNAP 04.06.11; Erie Times-News 04.08.11; WIVB 04.11.11; Erie Times-News 04.18.11; Erie Times-News 05.18.11; Lebanon Daily News (AP) 01.17.12; San Antonio Express News 01.17.12; Buffalo News 01.19.12; San Antonio Express News 01.19.12; The Republic 01.20.12; Buffalo News 02.27.12; WIVB 02.27.12; The Sentinel 02.28.12; Centre Daily Times 05.04.12; New Jersey Herald 10.18.12; Beaumont Enterprise 02.24.14; GoErie 03.17.17; GoErie 03.19.17; Diocese of Erie 04.06.18; GoErie 04.06.18; Bradford Era 04.07.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Slowey
John Donald PSettledDiocesanAttorney for one man announced 8/24/10 that he had settled a claim against Slowey and the diocese for $225K. The abuse allegedly took place when plaintiff was age 5-6 and lived at St. Vincent Home for Children in the mid-1950s. Diocese said this was only allegation against Slowey. It also said it could not verify the accusations but settled to cover "healing expenses." On the diocese's list of credibly accused 9/27/19, which notes multiple allegations. Died 1/13/83.Lansing, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 08.25.10; Lansing State Journal 08.25.10; Detroit Free Press 08.26.10; Lansing State Journal 08.26.10; South Bend Tribune 08.27.10; Injury Board Blog 08.31.10; Lansing State Journal 08.31.10; Reading Eagle 08.31.10; WILX 08.31.10; WINS 08.31.10; Detroit Free Press 09.01.10; WLNS 02.12.13; Diocese of Lansing List 09.27.19
Slowik
Joseph S. 1972PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Diocese of Lafayette, IN. Incardinated into the Diocese of Richmond in1979. Named publicly as accused by the diocese in 6/20. Alleged to have sexually abused a child in the early 1990s while assigned to St. Paul's in Portsmouth. Removed from public ministry in 2006. Status in 6/20 was 'retired without priestly faculties.'Richmond, VASource:
CBS 19 06.08.20; Diocese of Richmond 06.08.20; WTVR 06.08.20
Slown
John1959PConvictedDiocesanConvicted of sexually abusing a boy in DuPage Co in 1983. Removed from ministry in 1986. Slown said he left priesthood because he was an alcoholic. In 10/03 two brothers filed suit alleging abuse by Slown, Ruffalo and Arno Dennerlein. Suit said abuse occurred in Illinois for several years and, for the younger boy, later in NJ. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14.Joliet, ILSource:
Herald News (IL) 08.11.02; Chicago Daily Herald 10.15.03; Chicago Sun-Times 10.15.03; Chicago Daily Herald 11.19.04; 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; Anderson Advocates Timeline 04.30.14; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Joliet Patch 04.30.14; Slown Personnel Files from David Rudofski Archives 04.30.14; SNAP Statement 04.30.14; WLS 04.30.14; Daily Journal 05.01.14
Smalls
Oliver Joseph  ?PAccusedDiocesanWorking in Belize in 2/19 when publicly accused by the Richmond diocese on its list 2/13/19. Subsequently removed 2/20/19 from public ministry in the Diocese of Belize City-Belmopan. Per Small's attorney, the allegation was of abuse in 1970. Smalls denied the allegation. He reportedly worked at the Virginia Home for Boys for eight months in 1975. He filed a defamation suit against the diocese 7/29/19.Richmond, VASource:
Diocese of Richmond List 02.13.19; WRIC TV 02.13.19; Amandala 02.20.19; Courtroom News Service 08.02.19
SmaltzWilliam B.1956PClearedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 10/29/18. Noted to have been assigned to St. Mary's in Massillon, St. Edward's in Youngstown, Our Lady of Lourdes in E. Palestine and St. Mary's in Conneaut. Left the priesthood after 18 years, married and raised a family. In 5/20 the diocese announced that Smaltz's name would be removed from its list because the allegations were "no longer deemed to be credible and substantiated." Smaltz and his wife filed a defamation suit in 10/20 against the diocese.Youngstown, OHSource:
WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18; Mahoning Matters 05.11.20; The Vindicator 05.12.20; The Vindicator 10.28.20; Mahoning Matters 10.29.20
SmarioAnton DSettledAccused of molesting several girls when he was a "lay member" of Franciscans serving as a missionary on St. Michael Island in 1960s-'70s. He denied abuse but admitted being nude in front of girls occasionally. Sued by at least four of the girls in 2005. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. Plaintiffs filed 43 suits 1/09 alleging Jesuits had knowledge of abusive priests and did nothing. At least two named Smario. More claims filed 2010. In 3/11, 20 settled as part of massive settlement. Per Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on their list 5/31/19, Smario was a lay person, not a Franciscan friar.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 05.12.05; LA Times 11.19.05; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 02.23.06; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; James Doe 59 et al v Society of Jesus, Oregon Province et al, Alaska Superior Court, 4th Judicial District at Bethel, 01.13.09; Anchorage Daily News 01.14.09; KIRO 01.14.09; Seattle Times 01.14.09; The Spectator 01.14.09; Settle Times 01.15.09; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese, page 1, 01.25.10; PCVA Law Firm Press Release 03.25.11; Worthy Adversary 02.20.14
Smart
Raymond W. 1970PAccusedDiocesanThe archdiocese announced in 1/19 that Smart had been deemed "not suitable for ministry" after an internal investigation into claims that he had sexually abused a minor in the 1980s. Had been on health leave since 1995. Retired in 2002. Had been accused twice previously of inappropriate conduct. The review board said in 2011 accusations of sexual abuse of a minor were unsubstantiated. In 2017 review board said there was evidence he had engaged in misconduct with an adult and restricted his access to church facilities.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 01.13.19
Assignments:
Horowitz Law 01.14.19
Smart
Wilson F.1957PSettledDiocesanDiocese knew of Smart's attraction to boys by 1959. Received treatment in 1959 and 1969. Admitted molesting more than 30 boys 1957-78. A 1990 civil suit alleged Smart abused plaintiff at age 12 in 1967, and that the abuse continued until 1975. Settled in 1993, possibly for $1.7M. Named in at least three other suits which later settled. In 1993 the bishop admitted removing two letters from file which documented abuse. Named as abuser in amended suit in 10/11. Died 9/10/06. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement.Helena, MTSource:
Seattle Times 04.01.93; Omaha World Herald 08.30.98; Omaha World Herald 04.29.02; BeliefNet (approx) 06.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; NBC Montana 10.26.11; PRNewswire 10.26.11; Press Release by Kosnoff Fasy 01.31.14; Diocese of Helena List 04.29.15
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Helena List 04.29.15
Smetana
Joseph1956PAccusedOFM Cap.Spent 31 years as a priest in Nicaragua. Identified in 6/18/13 "Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph" as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Smetana's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Removed from public ministry, living under supervision. Included on the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20, where he worked at some point at St. Henry in Eau Galle. Permanently removed from ministry.Detroit, MISource:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13; Diocese of La Crosse List 01.18.20
Smit
Gerard/Gerald C.1950PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in the Netherlands. In Lafayette LA diocese by 1957. Report to police 1982 of abuse of a boy 1965-70 in Youngsville. Said Smit stalked him. Complaint to bishop 1986 of sex abuse of girls. Fathered two children in Cankton LA. To Jemez Springs NM for treatment. Still of Lake Charles diocese (est. from Lafayette diocese 1980) sent to Wilmington DE diocese 1987. Removed 1996. Name first released on list by Wilmington bishop 11/16/06. Was teaching at U of Delaware's Academy of Lifelong Learning, for adults over 50. Lafayette bishop removed Smit from public ministry and contact with minors in 2011, informed DE. Personnel files released 2/12. Allegedly abused at least eight in LA. Report to diocese 2010 of abuse of altar boy in Cankton in 1970s. Complaint to police 2015 of abuse of altar boy in 1961 in Youngsville. Sentenced 2013 to Life of Prayer and Penance. Living in PA.Lafayette, LASource:
The Dialog 11.16.06; News Journal 11.19.06; The Republic 02.15.12; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; Diocese of Wilmington Personnel Files 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12; KATC 01.13.19; Diocese of Lake Charles List 04.11.19; Diocese of Lafayette LA List 04.12.19; Lake Charles Advocate 07.19.19; Advocate 07.24.19
Assignments:
News Journal 11.16.06
Smith
Alphonsus M.1956PConvictedDiocesanIn 1995 Smith admitted 'affair' with a youth 1988-93. A civil suit filed in 1995 was dismissed on statute of limitations. Sentenced in 1995 to 16 years for abuse of five. Judge reduced sentence to five years supervised probation in 1996. Sent to live at St. John Vianney treatment center in St. Louis. Died in 2005. At least one claim included in $1.3M settlement with archdiocese 12/06. On archdiocese's list 10/15/18.Washington, DCSource:
1997 MD App LEXIS 39; see also BA compilation of Schaefer articles; Washington Post 02.09.95; Washington Times 03.15.95; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.03.03; Washington Post 12.16.06; Washington Post 12.02.10; Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18
Assignments:
Washington Post 02.11.95
SmithAnthony1984PSuedRedemptoristA man filed civil suit in 2003 alleging abuse by Smith in the mid-1980s, at Holy Redeemer Church in Portland. The abuse allegedly occurred on multiple occasions, and included sodomy, oral sex and fondling. At the time the suit was filed, Smith was working as chaplain at Newman House at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. He was immediately placed on leave. He had been in Stockton for two years. Smith's personnel file shows that in 4/86, he admitted to his superiors that he had "problems" with young boys, had solicited two minors the previous summer and was strongly attracted to a 14-year-old boy. Treatment was recommended and he was sent to his Order in San Francisco, who relayed that they knew of Smith's problems. Added to Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 12.13.03; The Oregonian 06.24.05; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; The Oregonian 06.06.07
Assignments:
Diocese of Stockton Revised List 11.12.20
Smith
Arthur J.1971PSuedDiocesanSuspended in 2011 after complaints about behavior toward a boy. Refused to stay away from the boy's school. Sent to Vianney Center in PA for treatment. In 11/12 given nursing home ministry by new bishop Malone. Reports in 10/13 of inappropriately touching two young men there. Malone wrote glowing recommendations in 2015 and '16 for Smith for work which would put him in contact with children. In res at a Depew parish. Nephew said in 2/19 Smith abused him at age 9. Suit filed in 9/19 claimed abuse of boy, age 16, in 1976. Accused in 2003 of sex assault of seminarian, who told Aux. Bishop Grosz. Grosz allegedly blamed the seminarian for not locking his door, and warned him to keep quiet or he'd lose his vocation. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/29 in bankruptcy agreement.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 04.23.18; Diocese of Buffalo 04.23.18; WGRZ 04.23.18; WKBW 04.23.18; Buffalo News 06.28.18; Diocese of Buffalo 06.28.18; Spectrum News 06.28.18; WBFO 06.29.18; WKBW 08.22.18; America Magazine 08.24.18; WKBW 10.25.18; WIVB 10.29.18; WGRZ-TV 02.05.19; Spectrum Local News 09.12.19; Buffalo News 09.26.19; WKBW TV 11.13.19; WKBW TV 02.25.20; Catholic News Agency 03.04.20; WKBW 04.29.20; Buffalo News 07.29.20; Buffalo News 11.29.20
SmithDavid G.1973PConvictedDiocesanIn 7/02 Smith was charged with perverted practice after a man claimed that Smith abused him at age 16 at a parish rectory, 1973-76. In 10/02 Smith pleaded guilty to engaging in sex acts with the the boy. Smith had taken an unrelated leave of absence in 2000 and had no faculties to perform ministry.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 07.19.02; Baltimore Sun 08.04.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 10.12.02; Baltimore Sun 10.13.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
SmithEdward Eugene1982PAccusedDiocesanPer news reports in 2003, the archdiocese had given Smith's file (along with several others) to District Attorney to investigate claims of abuse. The archdiocese website said he was "Absent" on one day; the next day his name was not on the website. Smith was reportedly on leave from the archdiocese 1985 -2002. Never charged. On archdiocese's list 12/6/18. "Misconduct" noted to have occurred in 1984. Prohibited from ministry in the archdiocese. At some point was assigned to Hotel Dieu Hospital in New Orleans.Mobile, ALSource:
Mobile Register 04.03.03; Mobile Register 04.06.03; Mobile Register 04.27.03; Mobile Register 02.17.04; Lagniappe Mobile 09.12.18; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18; Official Commitee of Unsecured Creditors 10.13.20
Smith
Edward J.1973PSettledNorbertineIn 2002, a man reported abuse by Smith at a Philadelphia high school in the early 1980s. He said he also saw Smith sexually abuse two other boys in the presence of another priest. Four more complaints from students were filed against Smith. Also allegedly abused in DE. Named in a 2005 civil DE suit. Much of suit dismissed by court in 11/06. Default granted against priest 1/07. A $41M jury verdict awarded 3/30/07. Settled with diocese in 1/08. Settled 9/08 with the Norbertines and school. On the St. Norbert Abbey in WI list 7/19/19. It notes multiple allegations, and that Smith was restricted from ministry.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Daily News 05.21.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; News Journal 11.18.05; WVEC (AP) 11.18.05; News Journal 11.20.05; News Journal 11.17.06; News Journal 11.18.06; News Journal 11.30.06; Boston Herald (AP) 01.30.07; Navy Times 01.30.07; News Journal 01.31.07; Baltimore Sun 03.30.07; News Journal 03.30.07; News Journal 03.31.07; News Journal 04.18.07; News Journal (AP) 05.11.07; Navy Times 08.03.07; News Journal 08.03.07; News Journal 01.19.08; Green Bay Press-Gazette 01.22.08; News Journal 09.25.08; St Norbert Abbey in WI List 07.19.19
SmithEdward P.   ?PSettledHoly SpiritA woman sued diocese and both current and former bishops in 2004 alleging that she was abused at age 16 by Smith when she went to him for counseling at Sacred Heart in Emsworth. Smith died in 1956. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.01.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Smith
Edward William (Ed)1943PAccusedGlenmary Home MissionersNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Glenmary Home Missioners on its list 10/11/19. Worked in Bogota, Colombia; NC; OH; VA; GA. Died in 1975. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. The Charlotte diocese noted that it received a report in 12/14 that Smith abused a boy in the 1960s on Boy Scout camping trips. Also, it said the Glenmarys told them in late 2019 that it had received an allegation in 1993 of abuse in the 1960s at Buck Creek, which had a summer youth camp, and an allegation in 2001 of abuse in 1963 in Boone, NC, when Smith was pastor of St. Elizabeth parish. On the Raleigh diocese's list updated 2/7/20 (erroneously as a CICM priest).Charlotte, NCSource:
Glenmary Home Missioners List 10.11.19; WBTV 10.11.19; Diocese of Raleigh List updated 02.07.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
SmithEugene1958PAccusedDiocesanPer 11/08 articles, Smith was accused of abuse by a female minor in approximately 1963. He was laicized by the Vatican in 1981. Diocese announced 11/3/08 that it had added him to list of priests credibly accused of abuse.Davenport, IASource:
Des Moines Register 11.03.08; WCCO 11.03.08; Press-Citizen 11.04.08; Revised Diocesan List of Credible Allegations 05.21.09
SmithGabriel "Gabe"1982PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/29/19. Retired from active ministry 12/31/18. Allegation noted to have occurred eight years prior to ordination and "did not involve touching the minor." Returned to ministry in 3/04 after the Vatican determined that he was not a risk to minors.Charleston, SCSource:
Diocese of Charleston List 03.29.19
Smith
Gregory1922PSettledDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as credibly accused in the CO AG's supplemental report released 12/1/20. In 12/19 the IRRP received a report that Smith sexually abused a boy, ages 9-14 during 1971-76, over 1,000 times while pastor of St. Frances de Sales. The abuse occurred at the church, including in the confessional. Smith would whip the boy while naked and fondle the boy's genitals. Victim received a settlement. Died 9/14/92.Denver, COSource:
Denver Catholic Register 01.01.48; CO AG Special Masters Supplemental Report 12.01.20; The Denver Channel TV-7 04.16.21
SmithGregory M.1967PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Placed on leave in 2002. Accused of becoming sexually involved with two teenage girls in late 1960s-early 1970s. One girl told Bishop Genuario in 1969. The other filed repeated complaints with church officials over many years but nothing done. She filed suit in 1997; dismissed on SOL. Bishop Lori explained that he kept Smith working because allegations involved "people who were very near attaining the age of majority... ." Per diocese's list updated 3/22/19, Smith had a single allegation against him.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Patriot Ledger 03.08.97; Connecticut Post 03.19.02; Connecticut Post 03.20.02; Connecticut Post 04.19.02; Connecticut Post 04.22.02; Hartford Courant 04.22.02; Hartford Courant 04.23.02; NY Times 04.28.02; Connecticut Post 11.13.02; Connecticut Post 04.06.03; Connecticut Post 11.24.09; News-Times 11.24.09; Hartford Courant 11.25.09; Connecticut Post 12.01.09; Hartford Courant 12.02.09; Connecticut Post 12.06.09; Hartford Courant 12.11.09; Diocese of Bridgeport List Updated 03.22.19; The Hour 12.14.19
Assignments:
Holzberg Report 10.01.19; Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
SmithJack1970PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/19/19. Deceased prior to accusations, which were reported in 2003. Abuse allegedly occurred 1972-80.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
Smith
James A.D1956PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave in 2002 after allegations he abused a boy 1962-65. Diocese deemed allegations credible. Civil suit filed in 2003 and settled in early 2005. Matter referred to Vatican. Vatican sent case back to diocese for church trial which was held in 2/05. Tribunal found him guilty of abuse of at least one and decided he should be permanently removed from ministry but not laicized. Smith said he would appeal. On diocese's list 2/13/19. It noted multiple allegations and that Smith died 1/27/15.Paterson, NJSource:
The Record 09.04.02; Star-Ledger 09.05.02; NorthJerseycom 01.09.03; Star-Ledger 01.10.03; NorthJerseycom 07.12.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; The Record 12.04.03; The Record 0 10.08.04; Star-Ledger 01.14.05; NorthJerseycom 02.03.05; Star Ledger 0 08.04.06
Smith
James T.1956PSettledDiocesanPrior to 2002 worked part time as counselor for Queens' D.A. office. Placed on leave from parish 4/02 due to allegations of "inappropriate sexual contact" with at least 26 boys and girls over 20 years prior. Named in 10/02 suit involving 12 priests and a brother, and a in 10/03 in suit involving 24 priests. Sued 11/03 by a woman alleging he abused her daughter; settled for $2M. Smith died 1/17/12. Diocese unsuccessfully sued insurance company for reimbursement, ruling in 2013. On diocese's list in 2/19. Accused in suit filed 9/19 under NY Child Victims Act of abuse of a male student of Holy Trinity Academy in Whitestone, Queens 1971-74.Brooklyn, NYSource:
NY Times 04.10.02; Daily News 04.11.02; Newsday 04.12.02; Newsday 04.17.02; NY Times 04.18.02; New York Post 04.22.02; Newsday 04.22.02; Newsday 10.16.02; NY Daily News 10.16.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Associated Press 11.07.03; Daily News 11.07.03; Bayside Times (NY) 11.13.03; NY Post 01.28.09; Courthouse News Service 05.14.13; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19; New York Post 09.10.19; Brooklyn Daily Eagle 09.11.19
SmithJohn E.1969PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Removed from ministry.Camden, NJSource:
Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
SmithJoseph  ?PAccusedS.D.S. SalvatorianNamed publicly as accused on the Savannah diocese's list 11/8/18. Noted to have worked in the diocese 1924-52. Died in 1952.Savannah, GASource:
Diocese of Savannah List 11.08.18; WSAV TV 01.13.19
SmithLawrence R.1976PSuedDiocesenAccused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy, who resided at the Holy Family Institute in Emsworth, in the 1970s. His accuser made the same accusations against Rev. Joseph Girdis in the suit. Smith retired in 2015.Pittsburgh, PASource:
WPIX TV 08.19.19
Smith
Leland J.1953PAccusedDiocesanFollowing a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations against them of abuse involving minors. Smith's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated information on its list 6/23/14. Ministerial privileges indefinitely suspended in 1994 after Diocese received several complaints that he molested minor males. Completed treatment and was allowed to minister to elderly adults until a new allegation was received in 2002. All of his privileges were removed again. Laicized 4/11/14.Winona, MNSource:
Albert Lea Tribune 12.16.13; Anderson & Assoc Press Release 12.16.13; Diocese of Winona Statement and List of Accused Priests with Assignments 12.16.13; Star Tribune 12.16.13; Winona Daily News 12.17.13; Diocese of Winona Updated List & Media Statement 06.23.14; SNAP Statement 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.23.14; WXOW 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.24.14; Winona Post 06.25.14
Assignments:
Diocese of Winona Assignment Record
SmithMyles Hale Patrick1970PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have three victims, allegedly abused 1976-1988. Pastor of St. John the Apostle in Bloomington 1982-95. Removed from ministry 2003. Died 5/2/12.Indianapolis, INSource:
Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10.12.18; Indianapolis Star 10.12.18
Smith
Richard E.1966PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from active ministry in 3/07 after allegations by two women that he sexually abused them when they were teens between 1966-67, at former Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Woodlawn. Smith confirmed some of the allegations. Claims reported to State Attorney's office. Prior allegations of abuse a youth 1979-83 were made in 5/06 but not publicized. On the archdiocese's list 7/23/19. Deceased.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 03.26.07; WJZ 03.26.07; WMDT 03.26.07; The Examiner 03.27.07; Washington Post 03.27.07; Cumberland Times-News 03.28.07; Catonsville Times 03.29.07; Howard County Times 03.29.07; The Examiner 03.30.07; The View 04.10.07; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 09.23.19
Assignments:
Catholic Review 3.27.07
SmithRobert A.1946PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Smith, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Worked in several different parishes. Spent some time as chaplain of Poor Clare Sisters in Sauk Rapids. Died 7/13/87.St. Cloud, MNSource:
FindAGrave 07.13.87; 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 05.29.16; WJON 05.29.16
SmithRobert Gordon1945PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Diocese of Gaylord. Became a Saginaw diocese priest when it was created in 1971. First named publicly as accused by the Gaylord diocese on its list 11/10/18. Died in 6/24/80. On the Saginaw diocese's list 4/10/19. It notes that he was previously removed from publicly ministry.Gaylord, MISource:
Diocese of Gaylord Internal Memo 11.09.18; Diocese of Gaylord List 11.10.18; 9 and 10 News 11.14.18; Michigan Live 11.15.18; Diocese of Saginaw List 04.10.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Saginaw Assignment Record
SmithRobert J.1971PSuedDiocesanDied in 1987. At least six civil suits filed in 1993-94 against Smith's estate. Smith apparently abused a fellow high school seminarian in 1946. Expelled in1959 from Christ the King Seminary in the Buffalo NY area for molesting three children. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe accepted Smith in 1970. After ordination, Smith molested children at various parishes in NM in the 1970s and 1980s. Sent for treatment on at least three occasions. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Buffalo News 02.20.94; Albuquerque Journal 03.20.98; City of Angels 06.16.08; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Buffalo News 02.28.18; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Smith
Thomas E.1951PAccusedDiocesanKnown as the "singing and dancing priest." Accused publicly at a diocesan listening session in 12/18 by a woman who said he sexually abused her in 1967, when she was a 15- or 16-year-old St. Anselm High School student. She said he grabbed and played with her breasts when the lights were low at a school dance. He died at age 90 in 2015.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 12.29.18
Smith
Thomas E. (Erie)1967PSettledDiocesanIncluded in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Bishop Murphy knew of allegation of abuse in 1984 of 17-year-old boy. Health Leave 2/84-10/84. Residential treatment 3/85 - 8/85. Treated 12/86-4/87 at Ecclesia Center in Girard, then St. Luke's in MD until 11/30/87. Facility said he had "driven, compulsive, and long standing obsession with sexually assaulting children" and the sexual assaults continued after his first treatment in 1984. Admitted in treatment to abuse, including rape, of at least 15 boys, as young as age 7. Returned to parish ministry. Active in a ministry program for Catholic children. Report to diocese in 9/93 of abuse of a 9-year-old boy. Suspended in 2002 after report of abuse 1968-70 of a boy, ages 10-12. Settlement (less than $100,000) reached in early 2002. Criminal charges filed in 3/08; dropped due to statute of limitations. Laicized in 2006.Erie, PASource:
Erie Times-News 06.29.03; Erie Times-News 06.29.03; Erie Times-News 06.29.03; GoErie 06.30.03; Erie Times-News 07.06.03; Erie Times-News 03.18.08; Erie Times-News 03.18.08; Philadelphia Inquirer (AP) 03.18.08; Erie Times-News 03.19.08; Meadville Tribune 03.19.08; GoErie 03.19.17; Diocese of Erie 04.06.18; GoErie 04.06.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Smith
Thomas J.1973PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 and 2005 of abuse of at least three 12- and 13-year-old boys in the 1970s-1980s. First investigation found allegations to be not credible. Later, more allegations were all found to be credible. Laicized 3/29/07, announced 4/07. One man testified in Msgr. Lynn trial 4/12 that Smith took him and another boy on trip in RV, that that they spent the night in a hotel and Smith played strip poker with them. The witness said Smith assaulted him during the night.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Daily News 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05; Washington Post (AP) 04.13.07; Boston Globe 04.17.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.17.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.18.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.18.12; Fox News 05.07.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.07.12; Church Militant 06.22.18; Patriot News 08.14.19
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
SmithThomas W.1950PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1993 of molesting a 10-year-old boy in 1983. Smith was scheduled to leave parish and go for evaluation and treatment but killed himself with shotgun the day before. He denied the allegations and left a note referring to depression from his mother's death. Smith did admit to molesting several other boys at another assignment in the 1960s. After his death five men came forward accusing him of molesting them when they were in 7th-8th grades.Baltimore, MDSource:
Associated Press 08.30.93; Washington Post 09.02.93; Baltimore Sun 05.19.02; Baltimore Sun 08.04.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Smith
Trevor1967PSettledDiocesanAccused in a 9/02 civil suit of sexually abusing a 10- year-old boy in the late 1990s. Smith was chaplain at a nursing home owned by the Archdiocese of Miami, where the boy's grandmother was a resident. Settled in 2003 for $500K. Also accusations of inappropriate contact with boys in the 1970s. Sent for therapy. Arrested in 6/04 and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious assault. Convicted in 12/04 of abuse from 2002. Sentenced to two years house arrest and eight years probation.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 09.26.03; Miami Herald 12.15.03; Miami Herald 06.10.04; Miami Herald 06.11.04; Miami Herald 09.22.04; Miami Herald 12.04.04; Miami Herald 12.04.04
SmithWalter1968PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Deceased.Camden, NJSource:
Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
Smithhisler
Alonzo R.1957PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's 9/20/19 list of clerics with substantiated allegations. It notes "ministry ended" 1991 and that Smithhisler was permanently removed from ministry.Wichita, KSSource:
Diocese of Wichita List 09.20.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Wichita Assignment Record 09.20.19
Smola
Gerald F.1951PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Joined the order in 1938. A single allegation was received after his death, of abuse occurring while assigned to U. of Detroit Jesuit High School in the 1950s. Smola was dismissed 11/14/69. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.Detroit, MISource:
Jesuits Midwest Province List 12.17.18; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Jesuits Midwest Province Assignment Record 12.21.18
Smyczynski
Gerard A.1980PSettledDiocesanFirst revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Faculties were removed in 1985. Died in 1999 (age 45 or 46); diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Reportedly, there was a small settlement with an alleged victim. Lawsuit filed 1/20 claims abuse of an altar boy, age 10, in the mid-1980s, and cover-up by then Vicar General and later Erie PA Bishop Donald Trautman. Erie diocese dropped from suit, as reported in 7/20.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Findagrave accessed 05.18.18; Buffalo News 01.02.20; Catholic News Agency 01.03.20; Go Erie 07.05.20; Catholic News Agency 07.09.20
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History; Erie News Now 01.02.20
Smyka
James1973PSuedCapuchin FranciscanFirst named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Buffalo on its updated list 11/5/18. Chaplain at St. Joseph's Hospital and living at a parish in Syracuse 11/14-10/18. Taught at St. Francis High School in Hamburg for 11 years early in his career, then worked in Johnstown PA, Chicopee MA and Bridgeport CT. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a 7-year-old boy, along with Revs. Aurelian Brzezniak and Patrick Mendola, at St. Francis High School in the Buffalo diocese in 1977. The accuser claimed the abuse occurred in front of a group of priests in a shower room, and that it continued until he was age 8.Buffalo, NYSource:
Diocese of Buffalo Updated List 11.05.18; Syracuse website 11.12.18; WIBV TV 08.19.19
SmylieBenjamin1985PSuedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Dallas diocese on its list 1/31/19. Taught at Jesuit College Prep for many years. Retired in 2002. Died in 2004. Added to the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 2/27/20. It notes the the allegations against Smylie were received after his death and that the abuse was said to have occurred in the 1980s. Included in a lawsuit by multiple former Dallas Prep students, filed in 8/19, of abuse of a student in 1981. Allegedly the boy went to Smylie for counseling while his mother was dying, and the priest plied him with alcohol then sexually assaulted him on an overnight at a Jesuit retreat center.Dallas, TXSource:
Diocese of Dallas List 01.31.19; Jesuits Central and Southern List updated 02.27.20; Dallas Morning News 11.18.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Dallas Priest Details; Jesuits Central and Southern Province Assignment Record
Smyth
Brendan (John)1951PConvictedNorbertineFrom Ireland. Full name John Gerard Brendan Smyth. Worked in RI, ND and MA in the US. Likely abused over 50 boys and girls, in Ireland and the US. Sentenced to 4 years jail in Ireland in 1995 on 17 counts of assaulting 5 girls and 4 boys 1964-88. Sentenced 7/97 to 12 years for abusing 20 boys and girls. Died in prison 8/97. Two sued order 6/10. Settlements 1998-99 to 3 Dublin relatives who sued Kilmore bishop after finding the diocese knew Smyth abused children prior to his abusing them. Denied by a court of appeals 11/15; appealed 2/16. Suit 6/08 in Providence RI re 1968 abuse of a boy and girl. RI court denied damages. In 9/16 one of the 2, a RI lawyer, filed a complaint with the RI State Ethics Commission against Supreme Ct judge Francis X. Flaherty, who oversaw the ruling denying them damages; Flaherty had not disclosed his leadership role with a Catholic nonprofit. The Commission ruled "probable cause" in 4/17. On Providence diocese's list 7/1/19. On Fargo's list 1/2/20.Providence, RISource:
Bismarck Tribune 11.26.94; National Catholic Reporter 12.02.94; Providence Journal-Bulletin 02.06.95; Bismarck Tribune 02.08.95; Bismarck Tribune 07.29.97; Order of Premontre 08.22.97; Boston Globe 08.24.97; Providence Journal 12.28.98; Greenwich Pendulum 10.25.07; Greenwich Citizen 03.14.08; Irish Independent 04.06.08; ABC 6 06.16.08; Boston Globe 06.16.08; Providence Journal 06.17.08; Irish Independent 06.22.08; SNAP Press Release 06.24.08; Canadian Press 12.28.09; Providence Journal 12.28.09; Providence Journal 12.29.09; Tribune (Ireland) 01.31.10; Irish Times 03.16.10; Irish Independent 03.17.10; Patrick J Wall 03.15.12; NBC 10 11.18.13; NBC 10 11.19.13; NBC 10 11.20.13; Providence Journal 11.20.13; East Greenwich Patch 11.21.13; Providence Journal 11.21.13; BBC News 01.29.14; Irish Independent 01.29.14; Irish Times 01.29.14; Belfast Telegram 01.30.14; BBC News 02.28.14; Irish Independent 02.28.14; Irish Times 02.28.14; RTE News Ireland 02.28.14; Professional Shock-Jock 07.14.14; Irish Independent (may not be complete) 07.20.14; Herald 07.21.14; Irish Independent 07.21.14; Irish Times 07.23.14; Sunday World 08.01.14; Irish Mirror 08.10.14; Irish Examiner 08.15.14; Journal 08.17.14; Irish Times 08.18.14; The Argus 08.23.14; Irish Times 11.06.14; Irish Times 11.12.15; Irish Independent 02.15.16; Providence Journal 02.25.16; Providence Journal 06.22.16; RI Supreme Court opinion 06.22.16; Boston Globe 08.02.16; Belfast Telegraph 09.01.16; National Catholic Reporter 09.08.16; Breaking News Ireland 01.20.17; Irish Times 01.20.17; Belfast Telegraph 01.21.17; Irish Examiner 01.21.17; Irish Times 01.21.17; Irish Independent 01.22.17; News Letter 01.22.17; Irish Times 04.07.17; GoLocalProv 04.25.17; Providence Journal 04.25.17; Irish Independent 07.23.17; Belfast Telegraph 07.24.17; Irish Independent 07.31.17; Providence Journal 03.30.18; Providence Journal 05.03.18; Providence Journal 02.27.19; Diocese of Providence List 07.01.19; Diocese of Fargo List 01.02.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Providence Assignment Record
Smyth
James P. 1931PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 9/20/73.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Smyth
John P. 1962PAccusedDiocesanAssigned in 1962 to Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, which was a residential treatment facility for abused children; superintendent 1970-2003. Removed in 2003 after a resident's suicide and allegations of abuse among residents. President of Notre Dame College Prep in Niles 2007-14. Retired. Suspended in 1/19 after allegations of sexual abuse of two boys, ages 13 and 14, occurring in 2002-03. One of the boys reportedly came forward shortly after the alleged abuse, but no action. Smyth's lawyer said the allegations were "false." Smyth died 4/16/19. The Dept. of Children and Family Services deemed the allegations to be "unfounded," saying, in part, that Smyth's death meant he could no longer be a threat to children, so there was no reason to investigate. Suit filed in 9/19, claiming abuse of a boy at Maryville 2001-04, starting age 11.Chicago, ILSource:
Daily Herald 01.18.19; National Catholic Reporter 01.18.19; NBC Channel 5 01.18.19; WLS TV 01.20.19; Chicago Sun-Times 01.21.19; Standing Tall Foundation Smyth Bio accessed 02.01.19; Herald Review 04.17.19; Patch 04.17.19; National Catholic Reporter 05.02.19; Journal & Topics 06.17.19; WGN 06.18.19; CBS 2 Chicago 09.14.19; WLS TV 09.17.19; Associated Press 12.20.19
SmythSean J.1959PAccusedDiocesanReport to Msgr. Gregory Higley in the late 1990s that Smyth sexually abused a 5-year-old girl in about 1959. Smyth died 8/17/90. On diocese's list 11/8/18.Jefferson City, MOSource:
KOMU 05.07.12; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18
Snieg
Marion Joseph1955PSettledDiocesanAccused of sexual abuse of at least one boy in 1959 while at St. Jane de Chantal parish. The boy told his father who notified the archdiocese. Archdiocese reportedly said it would "take care of" Snieg. Accuser came forward again in 2001. Removed 2002. Snieg died in 6/05. At least one claim included in a 10/03 settlement involving 15 accusers and 12 priests. At least one other claim included in 10/05 settlement with Archdiocese.Chicago, ILSource:
Modern Healthcare 07.01.02; Chicago Daily Herald 09.27.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03; Chicago Sun-Times 06.15.03; Chicago Daily Herald 10.03.03; Chicago Tribune 10.03.03; Chicago Daily Herald 09.27.05; Chicago Tribune 10.28.05; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Snyder
Clatus E. 1934PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 11/5/19. Multiple allegations. Snyder died in 2001.Buffalo, NYSource:
Diocese of Buffalo Updated List 11.05.18
SnyderwineThomas1968PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. DuBois Central Catholic and Erie Prep faculty member. Parish priest, pastor. On Presbyteral Council. In 1996 a fifth-grade girl at St. Boniface school told the principal, Sr. Steff, that five years prior her godfather, Msgr. Snyderwine, took a shower with her and touched her in ways that made her feel uncomfortable. Sr. Steff spoke with the girls' parents who said they knew of the incident and told their daughter to stay away from him. Sr. Steff said she confronted Snyderwine. In 2002 Sr. Steff told Bishop Trautman of the incident. Per Trautman, the parents did not want to pursue the matter. Snyderwine retired in 8/12. Remained active in 2018.Erie, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Snyers
Peter D.1953PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Snyers, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on where or when the abuse occurred. Held multiple assignments within the diocese, including chaplain for Boy Scouts. Retired 7/2/01. Died 1/19/12.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Daniel Funeral Home Obituary 01.19.12; 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; Mille Lacs County Times 01.09.14; St Cloud Times 05.29.16; WJON 05.29.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Soares
Protasio  ?PSuedDiocesanFrom Goa, India. In a letter to the NY Times in 12/97, a woman claimed she was abused by Soares in the late 1950s. She complained to the Diocese and to Cardinal O'Connor, but no results. Soares reportedly retired and was living in Mysore, India. Named as one of 24 abusive priests in a civil suit filed 10/1/03 in Brooklyn. Per the suit, Soares abused a female plaintiff from 1954 to 1955 when she was 9 and he was assigned to St. Bartholomew Parish in Elmhurst.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Newsday 10.02.03; Queens (NY) Chronicle 10.09.03
Soave
Alfred B.1948PSuedDiocesanNamed in one of two 2003 lawsuits against the diocese. Believed to be Priest T in the 1/03 Grand Jury report, which said he had a number of victims. Died in 1999. Accused of fondling a 13-year old altar boy in the late 1970s. Sent for therapy. Given title of Vicar for Senior Priests in 1988 when it was recommended that he not return to active ministry. Accused in lawsuits 8/19: of abuse of a St. Hugh's in Huntington Station altar boy, ages 10-14 in 1979-83; of abuse, along with Rev. William Burke, of abuse at St. Andrew's in Sag Harbor of a child, ages 8-14, 1974-79.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 03.18.99; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 02.10.03; Newsday 04.15.03; Long Island Weekly News 08.19.19; East Hampton Star 09.12.19; East Hampton Star 04.23.21
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
SobalvarroAlfredo1971PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Archdiocese of Washington DC. Worked in the Santa Rosa diocese 1972-76. Named publicly as accused on the Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes he has been "out of ministry since 2003."Santa Rosa, CASource:
Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
Sobierajski,
Edward J.1961PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act. Retired in 1993. First assigned to the Buffalo Missionary Apostolate at St. Mary's in East Arcade. Chaplain summer of 1962 for the St. Vincent de Paul Health Camp. Assistant at parishes in Cheektowaga, Depew and Lackawanna. Pastor in French Creek and Panama, North Tonawanda and Cheektowaga. Died 2/25/17.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.22.20; Findagrave accessed 10.01.20
Sobotka
DePaul1963PAccusedOFM FranciscanTaught for years at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn's 1994 list of extern/order priests who were accused of abuse of children. No public accusations known until 2012. Order and Archdiocese acknowledge that he was once accused of misconduct with an adult but never a child. Retired with no public ministry. Died 1/2/20 in Burlington WI.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 08.19.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 08.19.12
Sodano
Ralph H.1967PSettledDiocesanPlaced on administrative leave in 2002 due to accusations he abused two in the 1970s. Diocese deemed accusations credible in 2003 and case sent to Vatican. Diocese requested a church trial. Total of four accusations received against Sodano as of 4/08; two settled. The two accusations in 2002 did not result in settlements because those plaintiffs did not seek damages. Died 10/22/08. On diocese's list 2/13/19.Paterson, NJSource:
Star Ledger 04.23.02; The Record 04.23.02; NY Times 04.25.02; Star Ledger 07.09.02; NorthJerseycom 01.09.03; Star-Ledger 01.10.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; Observer-Tribune 10.23.03; Daily Record 04.04.08; Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19
Soderlund
David A.1965PConvictedDiocesanAccused 1980 of abuse of three boys, ages 12-13. Photos found of Soderlund in sex acts with boys. Admitted to 'sexual activity' with them. Sent to St. John Vianney for treatment. Assigned as a parish pastor in 1981, restricted to no contact with minors, sent to another parish the next year. Abused another boy. In 1986 made Director of Pastoral Care at Good Samaritan Med Center in Pottsdale. Removed 1989 for violating restrictions by having an 8-year-old altar boy and calling him on the phone. Soderlund appealed to the Vatican which agreed his rights were violated. Bishop Welsh offered him housing and income, but no job. Lawsuit against diocese in 2004. Laicized 2005. Arrested 2009 in WY on child porn charges; convicted. Sentenced 2-5 years' prison. Registered sex offender in WY. In 8/14/18 PA GJ Report. Settlement 4/20 with man alleging abuse at age 12 in 1971. Accused in 5/20 lawsuit of abuse of boys in early 1970s.Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 04.24.97; Morning Call 05.12.97; Morning Call 07.21.97; Morning Call 03.10.02; Morning Call 01.14.04; Morning Call 06.21.18; Fortune 08.14.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; Morning Call 09.01.18; National Review 09.21.18; Morning Call 05.20.20
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Garabedian Law Offices Assignment Record
Soens (Bp).
Lawrence D.1950PSettledDiocesanAccused in 2002 of abusing 3 boys in the 1960s. One claim settled for $20K in 2004. Two suits pending as of 5/06. Seven new suits filed 5/06. Apparently a new suit with 13 plaintiffs filed 8/06 alleging abuse 1959-67. In 2/06 the diocese investigative panelf ound behavior may have been inappropriate, but did not appear to be sexual. Review Board found him guilty of sexual abuse 11/3/08. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 5/09, noting accusations of abuse of 31 male minors. Twelve cases dismissed in 5/09.Davenport, IASource:
Collection of Articles Prior to 12.31.07; The Gazette 02.01.08; Quad-City Times 02.16.08; Quad-City Times 02.16.08; Quad-City Times 02.16.08; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Des Moines Register 11.03.08; The Pilot 11.07.08; Diocese of Davenport List 05.21.09; The Gazette 05.29.09; Quad-City Times 06.28.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; BA.org Condensed Assignment Record
SoileauCharles1957PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/11/19. Accused in 1999 of sex abuse of a minor in Houston TX and Vinton LA in 1995. Removed from ministry 1999. Died in 2011.Lake Charles, LASource:
Diocese of Lake Charles List 04.11.19
SoisterJohn1976PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Laicized 5/25/94.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Sokol
Edward W.1987PConvictedFranciscanProfessed vows as a Marianist in 1962, Province of New York. Left the Order in 1986. Ordained for the Franciscans in 1987. Arrested in 4/01 in a police sting after arranging over the internet to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex. Pled no contest to computer pornography in 12/01; judge allowed him to continue running a group home for disabled adult males. Ordered to leave the home in 3/02 by social services. Also worked in Boston archdiocese, at Perkins School for the Blind, and in NH. Briefly had privileges in Miami after Franciscans withdrew his privileges. Included on the Marianists 6/24/20 ist of accused. Noted to be deceased.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 03.15.02; Miami Herald 03.16.02; Marianists US Province List 06.24.20
SokolJoseph1936PAccusedSalesians of Don BoscoNamed publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of New Orleans on its list 2/14/20. (The archdiocese had initially named Alfred Sokol, SDB, which was a mistake.) Allegation received in 2010 of abuse in the 1940s. Sokol worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Per the Salesian order on its list in 3/20, Sokol also worked in NJ, and left the order in 1957. He died in 1970.New Orleans, LASource:
NOLA com 03.05.20; Salesians List 03.31.20; Archdiocese of New Orleans Revised List 12.19.20
Assignments:
Salesians List 03.31.20
SokolowskiThomas1979PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 8/19/18. Died in 2012.Scranton, PASource:
Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
SolegaEugene Alphonse1941PAccusedDiocesanDied i8/18/85. In 10/18 a 59-year-old man told a news outlet that Solega sexually abused him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy at St. John's in Old Saybrook. Solega's accuser, along with his therapist, met with Bishop Cote in 4/18. They said Cote apologized repeatedly. The man's therapist reportedly later asked Cote in writing for some financial help for her client who needed inpatient alcohol treatment. As of 2/19 the bishop had not responded. Solega's name was not included on the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19.Norwich, CTSource:
The Day 10.27.18; The Day 02.11.19; Elihu Burritt Library Solega Collection accessed 03.07.19
SoltauPhilip BAccusedSalesians of Don BoscoProfessed vows as a Salesian brother in 1966. Worked in FL, LA, NJ. Left the order in 1979. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians' list of credibly accused. No details given as to time or place of abuse, or number of victims. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese for now, where the order's Eastern Province is based.)New York, NYSource:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Assignments:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Somerville
Conrad1954PSuedOFM. Conv.Accused in a 6/20 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl, age 11, while assigned to St. Joseph's in Utica 1964-65. Somerville's accuser said he also victimized other girls and that the abuse occurred in in movie theaters, church youth outings and in the priest's car. Somerville died 11/21/13.Syracuse, NYSource:
Albany Times Union Obituary via Legacy 11.22.13; Post-Standard 06.18.20
Somma, Jr.James E.1959PSettledDiocesanRetired as Air Force chaplain in 1984. In 1988 woman said she was abused as a child by Somma 25 years earlier. Claim judged "not credible" by the diocese; court later dismissed case due to statute of limitations. Remained in ministry until his death in 2002. Per his obit, he had "a passion for children" and adopted two Vietnamese children in 1970. Second allegation in 2002. Civil suit filed by a man in 2004. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It showed concerns in 1988 of four "potential male victims."Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.29.02; Post-Gazette 06.15.03; Post-Gazette 01.15.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Chicago Tribune 08.24.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
SondergeldJoseph1916PSettledDiocesanSeattle priest until Yakima diocese formed in 1951. Per 6/03 articles, Sondergeld was accused of abusing at least 3 minors. One man filed suit in 2003 alleging abuse in Yakima 1967-68, and that Sondergeld would give him money after each act. Diocese claimed Sondergeld, then in his 80s, was senile. Two other men came forward to claim abuse in the 1940s in Spokane. Songergeld died in 1969. New lawsuit 7/1/13 against Yakima and Seattle. On Yakima diocese's list 7/9/19. It notes multiple claims and lawsuits settled.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman Review 06.10.03; Spokesman Review 06.11.03; Yakima Herald-Republic 06.11.03; Statement by Bishop Savilla of Yakima 10.14.03; Yakima Herald Republic 01.07.07; Spokesman Review 05.04.07; Spokesman Review 05.05.07; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Yakima Herald-Republic 07.04.10; Yakima Herald Republic 01.15.13; Spokesman Review 07.02.13; Yakima Herald Republic 07.02.13; Yakima Herald Republic 07.03.13; Diocese of Yakima List 07.09.19
Sonnberger
Albert1956PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/18/20. It notes one substantiated allegation, and inactive ministry as of 11/20/18.La Crosse, WISource:
Diocese of La Crosse List 01.18.20
Soppe
Dale SConvictedDiocesanFormer seminary student, teacher. Left teaching to become a therapist. Charged in 5/06 in WI with molesting a former student 50-100 times in 1968 and 1969. Abuse alleged to have occurred in IA and in WI. Pleaded guilty 7/08 in WI; sentenced to 2 years probation (with 60 days jail) and $1,000 fine. Soppe also said he was also abused by priests as a child. In 12/08 court ordered him to pay $14,500 restitution to plaintiff for counseling. Registered sex offender in WI, but living in IA.Dubuque, IASource:
Telegraph Herald 05.10.06; WCF Courier 05.11.06; Telegraph Herald 07.22.06; Telegraph Herald 02.19.08; Leader Telegram 07.16.08; SNAP 12.17.08
Sorensen
Bartley A.1976PConvictedDiocesanArrested 12/10/11 when employee at St. John Fisher saw child porn on his computer at rectory and told Diocese. Computer contained 100+ images of prepubescent males. More charges after additional porn found during search. Had been at parish three weeks. Was chaplain at West Penn Hospital 2004-2011. Prior to assignment at St. John Fisher, he served 9 months at St. Anne Church in Castle Shannon. Federal Indictment. Pled guilty 5/23/12. Sentenced to 8 yrs prison 1/13. Required to register permanently as a sex offender and pay $25,000. fine. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Collection of Articles Prior to 12.16.11; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 12.19.11; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 12.20.11; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 01.02.12; Philly com 01.03.12; Philadelphia Inquirer (AP) 01.04.12; Pittsburgh Post Gazette 01.04.12; Reuters 01.05.12; Pittsburgh Post Gazette 01.06.12; Reuters 01.06.12; Pittsburgh Post Gazette 05.22.12; Tribune Review 05.23.12; WTAE 05.23.12; Pittsburgh Post Gazette 05.24.12; CBS Pittsburgh 01.02.13; Pittsburgh Post Gazette 01.02.13; San Francisco Chronicle 01.02.13; Statement by FBI 01.02.13; WPXI 01.02.13; WTAE 01.02.13; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Sorisio/SeorisoJohn BSuedJesuitOne woman alleged abuse as a child by Bro. "Seoriso" on multiple occasions at St. Ignatius Mission on Flathead Indian Reservation. Allegations are included in 9/11 civil suit against Ursuline Order and Helena Diocese filed by 45 people against multiple nuns, 6 priests and 2 brothers. Bro. "John Sorisio" named as accused by the Helena diocese on its list 4/29/15. Worked at St. Ignatius Mission 1915 until his death 7/20/57. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18.Helena, MTSource:
John Does 1-16 et al v Ursuline Sisters, Diocese of Helaea et al 09.26.11; The Missoulian 09.27.11; Diocese of Helena List 04.29.15; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Soto
Ruben BConvictedOFM FranciscanSoto, a Franciscan brother in training, was accused in 1995 of molesting three boys at St. Anthony's Church in Cicero. Soto told another friar who alerted authorities. Soto was arrested in 6/95. The LINKUP (survivors group) later reported that that Soto may have also abused youths in Texas.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Sun-Times 06.09.95; Chicago Tribune 06.09.95
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
SoutiereRonald A.1974PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 8/22/19. It notes he worked in the diocese 1974-83 and 1999-02. Listed in the 1985 Catholic Directory as a military chaplain. Resigned as pastor of St. Ann's in Milton in 4/02. Placed on leave in 6/02. Faculties revoked 11/2/04.Burlington, VTSource:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19; Seven Days 08.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19
Souza/de Souza
Maurice1939PSettledDiocesanFall River diocese says it first learned of allegations against Souza in 2012. Plaintiff's attorney said he attempted to settle in mediation but efforts fell through. Civil suit filed 1/4/14 in CT accused Souza of abusing two boy, ages 9-17 while assigned to St. Anthony's in East Falmouth 1977-86. He also allegedly would take the boys to various areas of MA and CT for athletic events and abuse them there. Died in 1996 at age 83. Suit also names former Fall River Bishop Cronin for his failure to properly supervise Souza. Suit was not made public until 5/12/14. Settled 1/19. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 1/21 (as Maurice de Souza).Fall River, MASource:
The Anchor 08.23.96; Petition: Plaintiff v Archbishop Daniel Cronin and Diocese of Fall River 05.12.14; Press Release from Road to Recovery 05.12.14; Wicked Local Falmouth 05.12.14; ABC 6 05.13.14; Cape Cod Times 05.13.14; Hartford Courant 05.13.14; Mass Live (AP) 05.13.14; South Coast Today 05.13.14; Turn to 10 05.13.14; Wicked Local Dighton 05.13.14; WPRI 05.13.14; WPRO 05.13.14; South Coast Today 05.14.14; The Media Report 05.19.14; Herald News 03.29.18; Boston Herald 03.30.18; Cape Cod Times 01.25.19; Wicked Local Falmouth 02.19.19; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
SpaderRobert PAccusedOFM.Cap.Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Spader's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. He left the order at some point.Detroit, MISource:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13
SpaderRobert William1962PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese's list 12/6/18. Reports 2007-2008 to archdiocese of incidents 1972-1973. Spader died 8/3/82.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Update 12.06.18; Findagrave accessed 12.18.18
Spagnolia
D. George1964PAccusedDiocesanTook leave of absence in 1973 (after a disagreement with the archdiocese) and returned to priestly duties in the early 1990s. Placed on leave without privileges in 2/02 after being accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in 1971. Spagnolia denied the allegations. He later admitted to relationships with two men during his 20-year leave of absence. No criminal charges because of SOL. Died 5/6/08. Canonical proceedings not complete when he died, per 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Lowell Sun 02.22.02; Boston Globe 02.23.02; Boston Herald 02.23.02; Archdiocese of Boston Press Release 02.25.02; Boston Globe 02.26.02; Boston Globe 02.26.02; Boston Herald 02.26.02; Lowell Sun 02.26.02; NY Times 02.26.02; Lowell Sun 02.27.02; Boston Globe 02.28.02; Boston Globe 03.02.02; Boston Herald 03.16.02; Lowell Sun 05.03.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Boston Globe 01.10.03; Boston Herald (AP) 05.16.08; Lowell Sun 05.16.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Resume
Spagnolo
Nicholas J.1953PAccusedStigmatinePersonnel files released in 2/03 show that Spagnolo was accused of molesting teenage girls in the 1960s. One accuser went to the Archdiocese and Order in 1993 and he admitted he "violated boundaries" while counseling females in the 1960s. Ordered not to minister without supervision. Continued to try to organize retreats for lay and religious women. Working in Lexington MA in 2002. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died 12/25/13. Included in 1/21 on the Diocese of Fall River's list of accused. Noted to have had "limited faculties to assist in charitable work on Cape Cod."Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 02.07.03; Boston Herald 02.07.03; Lexington (MA) Minuteman 02.13.03; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Legacy Obituary 12.26.13; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
Spain
William D.1956PAccusedDiocesanName included on list of priests with credible allegations released by the San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Retired in 1986 due to "ill health" and died in 7/93. San Diego personnel file released10/25/10.San Diego, CASource:
San Diego Union Tribune 07.24.93; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
Assignments:
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
Spalding
John B. BChargedBrothers of Sacred HeartTaught at St. Joseph's High School in Metuchen. Charged 2/16 with possessing and viewing child pornography on his computer. Released on bail. Was to return to his home in RI.Metuchen, NJSource:
New Jersey website 02.18.16; SNAP 02.18.16
SpaldingLeon C.1959PSuedDiocesanA woman filed suit in 4/03 alleging that she was molested as a minor by Spalding after confession in the early 1970s. Spalding denied the accusations. Reportedly Spalding retired in 3/03 after facing an unrelated accusation involving an adult woman. This information came from a letter that Archbishop Kelly read to Spalding's parishioners in 3/03. Shown as retired in the 2009 Catholic Directory.Louisville, KYSource:
Associated Press 04.21.03; Courier-Journal 04.22.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Spanburgh
Leonard P.1959PSettledDiocesanAccused in a claim filed with the NJ Independent Victim Compensation Program of sexually abusing an altar boy, about ages 9-13, in 1970-73. Spanburgh was assigned to St. Catherine of Sienna in Cedar Grove during the time of the alleged abuse. Settled in the high five figures in 2/20. Spanburgh had been a Boy Scouts chaplain. Died in 1983.Newark, NJSource:
Bergen Record via NorthJerseycom 12.01.20
Assignments:
Garabedian Law Offices Assignment Record
Spangenberg
Robert E. 1974PAccusedC.S.Sp. (Spiritan)Worked in PA, MI, NC, IL, FL. First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Retired 2003. Died 12/23/06. Allegations of abuse of at least two minors. Diocese contacted 1988 by woman who said her son had been abused by Spangenberg. Spiritans moved Spangenberg to FL1989 due to the allegations. Kept in ministry. In 2009 a man reported that when he was a 15- to 16-year-old runaway and involved in prostitution, he had many "sexual encounters" with Spangenberg. He said the priest paid him to bring him other "young hustlers" for sex. He said Spangenberg liked to sniff glue while orally copulating the boy, and that he was a "really sick guy-he would have person urinate and defecate on him." On Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18, for abuse in 1988 and subsequently, reported in 2018. On Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19 where he worked in the 1990s.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Obituary 12.23.06; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Raleigh List accessed 12.17.18; Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
Spano
Anthony1943PAccusedSalesians of Don BoscoAssigned to Salesian schools in NY and NJ. Died in 2008. Named publicly by the Salesian order in 3/20 on its list of credibly accused. No details given as to when or where the abuse occurred, or number of victims. (Placing him for now in the NY archdiocese, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)New York, NYSource:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Assignments:
Salesians List 03.31.20
Sparacino
Francis BAccusedOFM.Cap.Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Sparacino's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Served most of career as provincial tailor for province of St. Joseph. Living in 8/13 under supervision in a nursing home. Died 1/19/15.Detroit, MISource:
Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13; Death Notice 01.19.15
Spaulding
John D.(Jack)1971PIndictedDiocesanRemoved without faculties 6/11 when accused of sexual misconduct with a minor in the mid-1980s at St. Maria Goretti in Scottsdale. Review board found allegation credible. County Attorney did not investigate because alleged victim was deceased. A second man filed a complaint 8/11; no prosecution due to SOL. Two more accusers came forward. Father of original victim filed suit 6/12; dismissed. Special Tribunal in Rome 1/14 recommended laicization. In 6/19 a man alleged Spaulding abused him as a boy. Indicted in 1/20 related to accusations he abused two boys under age 15 in 2003-07, while assigned to St. Gabriel's in Phoenix and St. Timothy's in Mesa. Per Spaulding's attorney in 2/20, the priest was too ill to appear in court for his arraignment. Rescheduled for 3/6/20, but Spaulding died 2/25/20.Phoenix, AZSource:
Daily Journal (AP) 06.24.11; My Fox Phoenix 06.24.11; The AZFamily 06.24.11; The Tribune 06.24.11; Arizona Republic 06.25.11; Arizona Republic 06.26.11; ABC 15 06.27.11; My Fox Phoenix 06.27.11; East Valley Tribune 06.30.11; Arizona Republic 07.01.11; East Valley Tribune 07.14.11; East Valley Tribune 07.19.11; The Tribune 08.25.11; Tucson Citizen 08.27.11; My Fox Phoenix 08.29.11; East Valley Tribune 09.22.11; East Valley Tribune 11.01.11; East Valley Tribune 01.10.12; Arizona Republic 03.17.12; Tucson Citizen 06.15.12; ABC News 06.16.12; Arizona Republic 04.07.13; SNAP Statement 04.08.13; AZ Central 12.08.13; Statement by Diocese of Phoenix 01.19.14; Arizona Republic 01.21.14; Catholic Sun 01.28.14; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19; ABC 15 01.09.20; Arizona Republic 01.09.20; 12 News NBC 01.10.20; ABC 15 01.10.20; Fox 10 Phoenix 01.10.20; News 12 02.06.20; 12 News 02.07.20; The Republic 02.26.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Phoenix Community Notification Statements 10.15.12
SpeaksJohn1974PAccusedDiocesanFirst identified publicly as accused in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations: 'one allegation deemed substantiated.'Owensboro, KYSource:
Owensboro Diocesan List 04.12.19
Assignments:
Owensboro Diocesan List with Assignments 04.12.19
SpechtTerry W.1996PAccusedDiocesanSpent 20 years in the Navy prior to priesthood. Complaint made in 1/12 that he had been involved in sexual misconduct with a teenage boy in the late 1990s; not removed until 4/12 from position at Holy Spirit Church in Annandale. Was parochial vicar at St. Mary of Sorrows Church in Fairfax at the time of the alleged sexual misconduct. Director of the Office of Child Protection and Safety 2004-2011. Denied the allegations. Reportedly in 2/19, the diocese was unable to decide whether the allegations were credible, and Specht was granted a medical retirement shortly after he was placed on leave.Arlington, VASource:
Imperfect Parent 04.18.12; NBC Washington 04.18.12; Statement by Diocese of Arlington 04.18.12; Washington Post 04.18.12; Washington Times 04.18.12; WJLA 04.18.12; Washington Examiner 04.19.12; WUSA 04.19.12; WUSA 02.13.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Speciale
Stephen Emmett1985PSettledJesuitAccused of abuse 1985-86. Settled in 1993 for $60K. Another suit filed 2003. Named in 2004 L.A. archdiocesan report. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes a report in 1991 of sexual abuse of a minor, occurring "TBD." Dismissed from the order in 12/89.Los Angeles, CASource:
Case # 185 561 c/w 167 938 Superiot Ct Santa Barbara County; John Roe 4 vs Does Cause No 1156450 Superior Court of California; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Speers
Phillip G. SConvictedDiocesanSpeers, a former seminary student and teacher at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Yuma, was accused of abusing at least five girls in a second grade class in 1999-2000 and with possession of child pornography. Settlement of $1.8M in 2003 with the girls and their families. Convicted in 2002 and 2003 but decisions reversed by AZ court of appeals. Retried in 8/07 and found guilty. Sentenced to 34 years in prison. Possession of child porn charges dropped.Tucson, AZSource:
Diocesan website 02.27.04; KVOA Channel 4 03.01.05; Dallas Morning News 03.13.05; Arizona Daily Star 02.10.06; Arizona Daily Star 01.03.07; Arizona Daily Star 08.07.07; Arizona Daily Star 09.25.07
Assignments:
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests n.d.
SpegeleMichael A.1941PAccusedPrecious BloodNamed publicly as accused by the Bismarck diocese on its list 1/2/20. Allegations made after his death. Substantiated. Died 3/16/98. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20, where he was assigned at some point to St. Francis Hospital.Bismarck, NDSource:
Lewiston Tribune Obituary 03.18.98; Diocese of Bismarck List 01.02.20; Diocese of La Crosse List updated 02.05.20; La Crosse Tribune 02.06.20
Assignments:
Diocese of La Crosse Assignment Record
Speiser
Allan P.1948PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Speiser, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Held multiple assignments at parishes within the diocese and also for the diocese itself. He retired in 1992 and died 10/5/01.St. Cloud, MNSource:
FindaGrave 10.05.01; 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 05.29.16; WJON 05.29.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Spellen
Lawrence M.1946PSuedDiocesan"Bud." Spellen told Bishop Weigand in 1993 that he was being accused of sexual misconduct during the mid-1980s. Diocese investigated and found some merit in accusations. Spellen was placed on leave. Matter reported to CPS. Apparently the misconduct was still going on because Vicar General offered the youth counseling when he said he wanted to break off the "relationship." Spellen died 2/18/03. Worked in Honolulu at Damien High at one point. Named in 10/13 civil suit in Hawaii. On Salt Lake CIty diocese's list 12/4/18. It notes allegations received 1992, 5/02 and 10/12 of abuse of three minors 1958-69 and 1980s.Salt Lake City, UTSource:
Deserate News 12.18.93; Salt Lake Tribune 06.12.02; Findagrave 02.21.03; Worthy Adversary 05.22.12; Worthy Adversary 10.22.13; Diocese of Salt Lake City List 12.04.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Salt Lake City List 12.04.18
Sperber
Timothy1978PAccusedDiocesanName included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused in 2004 of the sexual abuse of a 9- to 10-year-old girl around 1979, at St. Joan of Arc in Hershey, PA. She said she told the school principal who became angry and called her "a demon-child." Sperber transferred in 1992 to the Archdiocese of Miami. Went on leave in 1998, left priesthood in 2000. Living in Port Charlotte FL in 8/18, music minister at a Congregational United Church of Christ in Punta Gorda.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; Naples Daily News 08.16.18; Sun-Herald 08.22.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Spielman
James A.1970PSettledDiocesanBishop Head knew of allegations of abuse at a Jamestown parish in 1989; sent to treatment 6 months later. Returned to ministry. Accused in 1993 of abusing altar boy for 4 years in the 1970s; $150K settlement in 1994. Left priesthood after abuse reported 1993; moved to AK. Possibly in Naalehu HI as of 2011. Worked in HI parishes at some point. On 3/20/18 diocesan list. Settlement in 2016 for $1.5M with former Walsh High student claiming abuse by Spielman at ages 14-17. Said abused at school, other places in Buffalo, and in Honolulu diocese, and that other students were abused; also plied with alcohol and porn. Said staff at school were told, nothing done. Suit was v Buffalo and Honolulu dioceses, Walsh HS, and Southdown Institute in Toronto, where Spielman was treated 12/89-5/90 and in 1993. Named in 8/19 suit in NY.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 05.10.02; Buffalo News 02.28.18; WIVB 03.13.18; Buffalo News 03.18.18; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Post-Journal 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Olean Times Herald 03.21.18; Olean Times Herald 03.28.18; WKBW 04.26.18; Spielman Documents WKBW 05.10.18; WKBW 05.10.18; WKBW 05.10.18; Buffalo News 05.27.18; Buffalo News 08.14.19; Buffalo News 08.28.19
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
Spillane
Jeremiah M.1986PConvictedLegion of ChristChaplain at a Catholic high school in Sarasota (Diocese of Venice) when charged in early 1997 with internet solicitation of a 13-year-old boy, who was actually an undercover policeman. Pleaded no contest to charges. Sentenced to two years house arrest and two years probation. Admitted abuse in prior assignments in Mexico. Also worked in Spain and Rome, Italy.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Tampa Tribune 02.11.97; Sarasota Herald-Tribune 02.12.97; Sarasota Herald-Tribune 02.22.97; Sarasota Herald-Tribune 03.07.97; Sarasota Herald-Tribune 03.27.97; Sarasota Herald-Tribune 09.05.97; St Petersburg Times 11.08.97; Sarasota Herald-Tribune 12.09.97; Tampa Tribune 04.22.02; News Press 10.26.03
SpillaneMichael J.1968PAccusedDiocesanA person came forward in 1991 to allege abuse by Spillane. Spillane acknowledged the abuse and admitted to molesting at least six youths 1975 -86. Church may have settled with this person. Privileges removed in 1991. In 2002 Spillane was director of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions which advised the USCCB. He had been employed for 16 years by the Commission. Another allegation was made in 2002 of child sexual abuse in the late 1960s.Baltimore, MDSource:
Adoremus Bulletin June 2002; Washington Post 06.02.02; Baltimore Sun 06.03.02; Maryland Gazette 06.05.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Spine
William J.1973PAccusedJesuitWorked in Peru, Brooklyn NY, Moline IL, Chicago IL, and Lexington KY. Spent time 1990-91 in Berkeley, CA. He was a teacher, parish assistant and pastor, and associate director of a diocesan hispanic ministry office. Removed from active ministry in 2/06, several months after the Jesuits received a credible allegation that Spine sexually abused a teenage boy while assigned to Peru in the mid-1970s. The boy was Spine's student.The Official Catholic Directory shows that Spine was living in Rome from 2007 to at least 2010. Included on the Diocese of Lexington's list in 8/20, where he worked 2001-06 at St. Paul's.Chicago, ILSource:
WLS TV Chicago 02.07.06; Chicago Sun-Times 02.08.06; Lexington Herald-Leader 02.08.06; WKYT/WYMT Channel 27 02.08.06; Lexington Herald-Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
SpiresTed1961PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/1/19. Deceased. Laicized. Noted to have been accused after his death.Columbus, OHSource:
Diocese of Columbus List 03.01.19
SpisakPaul G. 1973PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 10/98 parish staff found gay and sadomasochistic porn in Spisak's room, along with questionable pics of Spisak with two different teen boys. Pics were from vacations he would take high school age boys on between 1981-90. Sent to St. Luke's in MD for eval 11/98. Kept in ministry. Alleged in 2002 to have abused a boy 15 years prior on a trip. Removed in 5/30/03. Arrested 4/06 after caught at a mall secretly videotaping a man using a urinal. Spisak admitted to police to the act and said he had a " sexual fixation with the male buttocks." Living in 11/18 at St. John Vianney Manor.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; KDKA TV 11.28.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
SplawskiBernard1963PAccusedFranciscanAccused in 1986 of fondling a student at Bishop Timon High School in South Buffalo. Underwent inpatient treatment for 6 months and two years of outpatient treatment, then reassigned to Paterson, NJ. Removed from NJ assignment after 17 years in 2/03. Was to remain a Franciscan and live in a friary doing "internal work" after renewed complaints from family of the student. On Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18.Buffalo, NYSource:
The Record 02.26.03; Buffalo News 02.27.03; Buffalo News 02.28.18; Diocese of Buffalo Updated List 11.05.18
SpodnickPaul1927PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. Retired 1968. Died 1976. Multiple allegations. A 2019 report commissioned by the diocese shows on victim, a girl, age unknown, abused in 1958.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Diocese of Bridgeport List Updated 03.22.19
Assignments:
Holzberg Report 10.01.19
SpoelkerPhilip/Bro. Jude BConvictedXaverian BrothersBrother Jude. Joined the Xaverians in 1960. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Accused in 1982 of abuse of a minor in Leonardtown, MD; sent to the Paracletes in NM for treatment, then returned to ministry. Placed on a safety plan in 2003. Pled guilty in 2007 to abuse in 1979, sentenced to 18 months in prison. Accused in 2009 of abuse in the late 1980s in Birmingham, AL.Washington, DCSource:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
Sprauer
Michael1972PSettledDiocesanAccused of abusing as many as 20 teenage boys at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility 1972-75. Sued in 2002 and 2003. Sprauer denied the charges. Archdiocese settled with 15 plaintiffs for total of $600K. Suit(s) going to trial in 5/07 against Sprauer and the State of Oregon. Found guilty of abuse of two of three plaintiffs 5/17/07; jury awarded $1.4M in damages. In 7/07 the state agreed to pay $1,050,000 to 14 plaintiffs. Ethics complaint were filed against plaintiff's attorney in 2012 over his handling of cases; his license was suspended in 8/14 for 90 days.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 06.10.03; Statesman Journal 10.06.04; OregonLive (AP) 05.11.05; The Oregonian 08.17.05; The Oregonian 08.29.05; KGW (AP) 05.25.06; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Statesman Journal 04.18.07; The Oregonian 04.18.07; Statesman Journal 04.19.07; Statesman Journal 04.29.07; Statesman Journal 05.02.07; The Oregonian 05.03.07; Statesman Journal 05.05.07; Statesman Journal 05.08.07; Statesman Journal 05.09.07; Statesman Journal 05.16.07; Statesman Journal 05.17.07; Statesman Journal 05.17.07; Statesman Journal 07.21.07; Statesman Journal 07.22.07; Statesman Journal 02.06.12; Houston Chronicle 08.22.14; Oregonian 08.22.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
SpraycarLeonard J.1947PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexual abuse of at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list, posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non- monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Died 3/31/84.Helena, MTSource:
Helena Diocese Bankruptcy Settlement 03.04.15; Diocese of Helena List 04.29.15
Assignments:
Diocese of Helena List 04.29.15
Sprenger
Alan M.1960PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/1/19. Died 4/15/06. Noted to have been accused after his death. Prior to ordination, Sprenger was a Marianist brother and taught at Chaminade High School in Dayton, OH and North Catholic High in Pittsburgh, PA. Co-founder of Youth Homes for teenage wards of the court and county children's services. Retired in 2001.Columbus, OHSource:
Diocese of Columbus List 03.01.19; Marion Star 03.05.19; Findagrave accessed 03.10.19
Sprigler
William1975PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the San Antonio archdiocese. Accused in 1976 of abuse of two boys. Sent to treatment at Paraclete's in NM. Granted indefinite leave in 1978 to join the Paraclete Fathers. Did not finish process of joining Paracletes. Moved to New Ulm MN diocese 1983, incardinated there in 1988. Director of Priest Personnel 1984-89. Retired in 2016, worked as fill-in priest two FL dioceses and New Ulm. Removed from ministry in 12/18, permanently removed 1/19. On San Antonio's list 1/31/19.San Antonio, TXSource:
Herald Journal 09.17.07; KEYC TV 01.25.19; Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19; Diocese of New Ulm accessed 02.27.19
Assignments:
Diocese of New Ulm accessed 02.27.19
Springer
Christopher Joseph1952PSettledRedemptoristCristoff/Christopher. Worked in Corpus Christi, TX and Baton Rouge. Incardinated into the Baton Rouge diocese in 1973. Faculties removed in 1985. Laicized in 1990. First sued in1994. Accused of abuse 1968-80 in several suits. Ten suits filed in 2006. Some settled. As many as 30 alleged victims. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. On Corpus Christi diocese's list 1/31/19. Left the diocese in 1971. On Galveston-Houston list 1/31/19. On New Orleans archdiocese's list in 6/19.Baton Rouge, LASource:
The Advocate 01.08.03; Corpus Christi Caller Times 04.17.03; SATURDAY State-Times/Morning Advocate 04.26.03; The Advocate 08.12.03; Saturday State Times/Morning Advocate 07.31.04; The Advocate 12.20.05; The Advocate (Louisiana) 04.08.06; The Advocate 08.01.06; KATC 08.11.06; The Advocate 08.11.06; The Advocate 09.20.06; The Advocate 10.27.06; The Advocate 11.22.06; The Advocate 12.28.06; The Advocate 08.18.09; The Advocate 05.16.10; The Advocate 08.01.10; SNAP Statement 06.08.11; Times-Picayune 06.08.11; Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19; Diocese of Corpus Christi List 01.31.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19; The Advocate 06.27.19; Archdiocese of New Orleans Revised List 12.08.20
Sprouffske
Matthew Michael1954PArrestedCarmeliteAccused in 1986 of abuse in the 1950s of a female relative under age 14. Arrested in 12/02. Criminal charges dropped in 7/03 due to CA Supreme Court ruling. Died in 1/05. At least one claim included in 11/06 $10M settlement with Order, L.A. archdiocese and 7 people alleging abuse by 5 priests. Archdiocese was to release personnel files as part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs. Personnel files on 25 priests (including his) to be released in Fall 2012 after CA Supreme Court rejected appeal by the priests.Los Angeles, CASource:
Carmelite Newsletter April-June 2005; Carmelite Review May 2005; LA Times 11.26.02; Chicago Tribune 12.04.02; Chicago Tribune 01.14.03; Contra Costa Times (AP) 06.20.03; City News Service 07.03.03; San Gabriel Valley Tribune 07.03.03; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; The Catholic Key 11.10.06; LA Daily News 10.12.12
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
SquiresThomas1975PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list. Accused in a suit filed under the NY Child Victims Act in 2019 of abusing boy, age 14, over two years. His accuser said Squires began grooming him at age 11, when his mother was seriously ill with Multiple Sclerosis. The family were parishioners of St. John's in Plattsburgh, where Squires was assigned.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18; Press-Republican 10.17.19
SredzinskiJoseph L.1970PSuedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 2015. Found in 5/91 by police with a young boy in a car parked at night in a cemetery. Mayor of Everson met with Fr. Roger Statnick about the incident, and concerns from the community about Sredzinski spending too much time with boys. Allegation 6/91 of misconduct while swimming with a boy, and of inappropriate touch with the boy on a drive to Cleveland. Father of boy forbade Sredzinski's contact with his son. Call in 4/02 to diocese from woman who said Sredzinski abused her relative in 1985 in Brownsville, PA. Accused in a 6/20 lawsuit of raping and sexually abusing a boy 1991-97, beginning when the boy was age 11. Per the suit, Sredzinski invited other priests to the rectory to rape the boy during orgies, and that the abuse also occurred at church-sponsored events in Washington DC. The suit was filed in DC.Greensburg, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; WJAC 06.29.20; Triblive 06.30.20
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
St. ArnaudPacome/Jocelyn1952PSuedBenedictineAccused in 2002 by three men of sexually abusing them as minors in the 1970s. In a civil suit filed in 5/02, the plaintiff said he told other priests in 1971 that he had been abused. After that disclosure, St. Arnaud was transferred to another parish where he allegedly abused the other two plaintiffs. These men filed suits in 11/02. Also history of abuse in Canada before transfer to Portland. Another suit filed in 2005. St Arnaud died 9/22/92 (spelled St. Arnoud the 1993 Directory.)Portland, ORSource:
Statesman Journal 05.03.02; Statesman Journal 05.13.02; The Oregonian 07.07.02; Statesman Journal (Salem, OR) 11.19.02; The Oregonian 11.19.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; KTVZ 04.22.08
St. Charles
Paul Wiley1966PSettledDiocesanIncardinated into the Memphis diocese in 1971. Diocese's fIrst Catholic Youth Office Director 1971-73. Retired under pressure from diocese in 1986 due to "rumors." Allegations made to the diocese in 2002 about misconduct dating back to the 1970s. Review board found allegations to be "more likely than not" and placed him on leave in 11/04. Named in at least six civil suits filed between 2005 and 2008 regarding events that allegedly took place when St. Charles was assigned to Church of the Ascension or Our Lady of Sorrows. At least 17 known accusers. One suit dismissed 3/09. Three to four settled. Died 12/09. On Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Included in Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20. On Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20.Memphis, TNSource:
Commercial Appeal 11.30.04; Tennessean 12.05.04; Commercial Appeal 09.09.05; Commercial Appeal 11.09.05; Commerical Appeal 11.29.06; Daily News 08.23.07; Memphis Commercial Appeal 08.26.08; Daily News 08.27.08; Daily News 09.12.08; Nashville Scene 12.23.08; Daily News 02.13.09; Daily News 03.20.09; WHNT 12.28.09; The Commercial Appeal 12.29.09; City Paper 12.31.09; Daily News 12.31.09; Commercial Appeal 04.08.10; Daily News 04.08.10; Diocese of Nashville List 11.02.18; Daily Memphian 11.05.18; Diocese of Nashville Corrected List 11.21.18; Diocese of Memphis Report 02.28.20; Daily Memphian 02.29.20; Diocese of Knoxville List 03.06.20
St. GermainAntoine1976PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Deceased.Camden, NJSource:
Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19
St. HilaireBernard1951PSettledDiocesanFile on known child sex offender Ronald Paquin released in 2/02 confirms a long-standing sexual relationship between Paquin and St. Hilaire, who died in 1977. St. Hilaire took Paquin under his wing when Paquin was about age 14 and counseled and molested him. One of Paquin's victims said Paquin admitted that he and St. Hilaire slept in the same bed for 30 years. Per files released in 1/04, one of Paquin's victims said he was also abused by St. Hilaire. This man settled for $20K before 2002. See 8/11 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 05.31.02; Boston Herald 06.06.02; Boston Herald 01.15.04; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11; Taunton Daily Gazette 08.26.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
St. Hilaire
Theodore J.1967PAccusedJesuitAs part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. St. Hilaire's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1971-72.Portland, ORSource:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
St. Jean
George PSettledOblates of Mary ImmaculateNH Audit shows two reports of same abuse: 1) alleged in 1/04 to the diocese by victim; and 2) reported in 3/08 by victim's sister to Oblates. Boy said he was abused at priest's family camp in MA in 1960 or 1961. Manchester said allegation was Boston issue; St. Jean was not in Manchester diocesan ministry, but Directory has him assigned at Colebrook NH shrine in 1960. Died in 9/82. New suit filed 5/10 and another filed 7/21/10. Plaintiff in 5/10 suit was murdered 9/9/11. Both suits settledin 9/12. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes he left the diocese in 1962.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Boston Herald 05.18.10; Press Statement 05.18.10; Boston Globe 05.19.10; New Hampshire Union Leader 05.19.10; Foster's Daily Democrat 07.21.10; New Hampshire Union Leader 07.21.10; WMUR 07.22.10; SNAP Statement 04.05.11; John Doe V Diocese of Manchester and Oblates of Mary Immaculate 04.06.11; Boston Globe 09.10.11; New Hampshire Union Leader 09.10.11; New Hampshire Union Leader 09.10.11; SNAP Statement 09.13.12; Diocese of Norwich List 02.22.19
St. Peter
Lawrence H.1959PSettledDiocesanMonsignor. Superintendent of Catholic schools, Vicar of Priests, parish priest. One complainant settled with the archdiocese 7/1/08 as part of 7/08 $5.5M settlement of 18 people alleging abuse by 3 priests. Per CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19, the archdiocese received allegations against St. Peter as early as 1970. Church files show reports he abused children, including rape, from the 1960s through the 1990s. Absent on leave 1993-2002. Died 8/18/03. Said to have been living and working at Queen of Peace parish in Denver at the time of his death. In 2/19 a man stated publicly that St. Peter sexually abused him for years, leading to rape age 8 twice in 1982. St. Peter was the boy's father's best friend.Denver, COSource:
Rocky Mountain News 08.21.03; Denver Post 08.22.03; Denver Post 07.02.08; NY Times 07.02.08; Rocky Mountain News 07.02.08; CO Attorney General Special Masters Report 10.22.19; Colorado Public Radio 10.24.19; Colorado Sun 02.19.20; Colorado Sun 12.01.20
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record; Anderson Ad Book 11.13.19
St. Pierre
Roland H.1952PSuedOblates of Mary ImmaculateAccused, along with Rev. Joseph Conti, in a lawsuit filed 4/1/21 of sexually abusing a boy, beginning when the boy was age 4 in 1968 and ending in the early 1970s when the boy was 8. St. Pierre was pastor of St. Peter's in Plattsburgh during the time in question. Per the plaintiff, the abuse included sodomy and took place in a wooded area. The priests are said to have taken turns abusing the boy while the other would watch. St. Pierre was mayor of Plattsbugh 1972-77. He died 2/13/10.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Press-Republican 02.17.10; Watertown Daily Times 04.08.21
Stachewicz
Chester S.1972PAccusedDiocesanFirst revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Per obit, joined the 'Orthodox-Catholic Church of America' (OCCA ) in 1989, via whom he worked as priest in NM. Died 4/10/10 in Albuquerque, NM.Buffalo, NYSource:
Albuquerque Journal Obit 04.17.10; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Post-Journal 03.21.18; Post-Journal 03.25.18
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
StackGeorge J.1961PSuedDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 2002. One of 12 priests and a religious brother named as perpetrators in a lawsuit filed against the Brooklyn diocese in 10/02 by 43 plaintifffs. One man said Stack abused him in the 1970s at Cathedral Prep. In a massive civil suit filed 10/1/03, 27 people alleged abuse by 24 priests, including Stack. One man and the estate of another claimed that the two were abused by Stack in the 1960s at Our Lady of Snow parish and school. On diocese's list in 2/19.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
StackGilbert1939PAccusedBenedictineAccused in 1992 of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in Sturgis, SD 1951/52. Stack denied the allegations. He had been living in retirement at Conception Abbey in MO for many years. Bishop said the allegations were credible. No criminal charges or litigation filed. Stack died 9/30/07. On the Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19. On the Conception Abbey Benedictines' list of credibly accused 8/5/19, noting alleged incident(s) 1949-53, in South Dakota.Rapid City, SDSource:
Conception Abbey Tower Topics Summer 2008; Associated Press 02.20.03; Keloland 02.20.03; Diocese of Rapid City List 03.21.19; Conception Abbey Benedictines List 08.05.19; Maryville Forum 08.05.19; Nodaway County News 08.05.19
Stack
John J.1988PReinstatedDiocesanChaplain at Mercy Medical in Clinton when suspended 4/22/13. Accused of inappropriately touching minors in the late 1980s while parochial vicar at Holy Family in Davenport. Investigated by County Attorney and diocese. Last parish assignment apparently ended in 6/06, per diocesan assignment list. Announcement 6/17/16 that the Vatican determined charges were "not proven," without a finding of innocence or guilt. Returned to ministry.Davenport, IASource:
CBS 4 04.22.13; Quad-City Times 04.22.13; Statement by Diocese of Davenport 04.22.13; WQAD 8 04.22.13; WSOC TV 04.22.13; Quad-City Times 05.23.13; Diocese of Davenport Statement 06.17.16; Quad-City Times 06.17.16; WQAD 06.17.16; Clinton Herald 06.23.16; National Catholic Reporter 07.01.16
StackThomas1944PAccusedDiocesanOn 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Stack, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Last assignment ended 2/13/87. Died 02/24/87. Allegation against him received after his death but no date given for when it was received or when abuse was alleged to have occurred. In 3/16 the sister of a man who died an alcoholic at age 42 in 1986 said her brother told her in the '60s that Stack sexually abused him when he was an altar boy in the 1950s in Hoyt Lakes. She informed Bishop Schnurr in 2002.Duluth, MNSource:
Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13; Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Examiner 12.31.13; Northlands News Center 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14; Diocese of Duluth Statement 12.07.15; Duluth News Tribune 12.07.15; Star Tribune 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.11.15; Duluth News Tribune 03.19.16
Stadtfeld
William (Br Joseph) BSettledPassionistAccused of abuse of two sisters between 1958 and 1966. Temporary profession 7/9/44; perpetual profession 7/9/47; died 8/23/01. Last name spelled as per personnel file. His L.A. archdiocesan obit misspelled name. The 2/17/04 archdiocesan report states one civil suit filed. Both sisters settled as part of $660M settlement in 7/07.Los Angeles, CASource:
Connolly Funeral Homily 08.27.01; The Tidings 08.31.01; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Times 07.30.07
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06; Passionist Assignment List
StahurskiThomas E. 1974PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 8/19/18. Died in 1988.Scranton, PASource:
Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
Stallings
Dan Paul DConvictedDiocesanOrdained a deacon in 1986. Arrested in 12/07 and charged with having a "sexual relationship" with an underaged female family member in the late1960s-early 1970s. Per police, his activities involving the CYO group may have allowed him to abuse other children. Additional charges filed 1/08 after a woman alleged Stallings sexually abused her when she was age 15-16. Pled guilty 3/08 to original charges. Sentenced to 20 years prison. Laicized 2009. Died 2015.Washington DC, MDSource:
NBC 4 12.12.07; WTOP 12.12.07; Associated Press 01.16.08; The Gazette 01.18.08; WTOP 03.18.08; The Examiner 05.16.08; Washington Post 12.02.10; Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18
Stallings
George A., Jr.1974PSettledDiocesanIn 1989 Stallings was accused by a man of abuse when the man was 16. Another person allegedly complained to Cardinal in 1986 of similar allegations. Third man claimed Stallings abused him 1976-84. Cardinal Hickey ordered Stallings to treatment in 1989 but Stallings refused and formed his own breakaway congregation as a Black Catholic church. Later excommunicated but claims he left because of racism. One man filed suit in 2008 which settled 10/09 for $125K.Washington, DCSource:
St Louis Post Dispatch 09.04.89; Washington Post 09.07.89; Washington Post 09.11.89;