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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
Wachter
Carl1939PSettledDiocesanIn 2001 two sisters filed suit alleging that they were abused at ages 7 and 8 by Wachter. The girls were staying at Christie School in Maryhurst. They said a a nun saw the abuse and did nothing. Wachter died in 1992. Archdiocese paid $440K in 2003 to settle the claims.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 01.16.92; The Oregonian 11.06.01; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Sunday Oregonian 0 10.07.07
WaclawskiJoseph P.1942PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Accused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act. Died 11/11/04.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.22.20
Wadeson
John H.1969PReinstatedDivine Word MissionariesAccused of abuse of two 1973-77, per 2004 L.A. archdiocesan report. Also worked in New York and/or Brooklyn, Trenton NJ and Portland OR dioceses. Banned from working in L.A. archdiocese; in 2014 was found working as priest in Guam, apparently since at least 2000. Idenitified himself as an "Australian priest of the Archdiocese of Agana in Guam, Micronesia." Guam Archdiocese Directory indicated he was incardinated there but assigned to Neocatechumenal Center in San Francisco, CA. Removed from active ministry 07/22/14; archdiocese admitted it knew of past allegations in 2000 when he was incardinated. As of 7/23/14, left Guam, possibly to San Francisco. Denied all allegations. SF archdiocese withdrew privileges as of 07/21/14. Reinstatement to Agana archdiocese announced 4/15/15 after L.A. archdiocese reviewed case and said, since there appeared to have been no settlement and Wadeson was not convicted, Wadeson was "a priest in good standing."Los Angeles, CASource:
Sydney Morning Herald 10.17.82; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Times 02.18.04; Pacific News Center 07.18.14; SNAP Statement 07.18.14; Jungle Watch 07.19.14; Marianas Variety 07.21.14; KUAM 07.22.14; Pacific Daily News 07.22.14; Pacific News Center 07.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of Agana 07.22.14; KUAM 07.23.14; Marianas Variety 07.23.14; Pacific Daily News 07.23.14; Pacific Daily News 07.23.14; Pacific Daily News 07.23.14; SNAP Statement 07.23.14; Jungle Watch 07.24.14; KUAM 07.24.14; Marianas Variety 07.24.14; Neocatechemunal Way - An Insider's View 07.24.14; Pacific Islands Report 07.24.14; Houston Chronicle 07.25.14; SFist 07.25.14; SNAP Statement 07.25.14; SNAP Statement 07.25.14; CBS SF Bay Area 07.26.14; Jungle Watch 07.26.14; KUAM 07.27.14; Pacific News Center 07.27.14; KUAM 07.28.14; Pacific News Center 07.28.14; Worthy Adversary 07.28.14; Pacific Daily News 07.29.14; Pacific News Center 07.29.14; Pacific News Center 08.07.14; SNAP Statement 08.07.14; Pacific News Center 08.08.14; QUAM 08.08.14; KUAM 11.24.14; Pacific News Center 04.15.15
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
Wafula
Peter Mukekhe2017PAcquittedOrdained for the Crusaders of the Holy Spirit, Parana, Argentina. Removed from ministry 7/10/18. On the Amarillo diocese's list 1/31/19. Worked in the diocese February to July 2018. Indicted in 10/18. Accused of sexually assaulting a boy. Trial in 10/19. Found not guilty.Amarillo, TXSource:
Diocese of Amarillo List 01.31.19; KFDA 10.16.19; KFDA 10.17.19; KFDA 10.18.19; KFDA 10.23.19; KXAN 01.31.20
Wagner
Alphonse1944PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the diocese's 7/08 list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse. Accused of abuse of two male minors beginning in 1969. Died in 1974. On Green Bay diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse, occurring 1944-65. Ordained for Green Bay. On sick leave with permission to serve in the Davenport diocese 1966-74.Davenport, IASource:
Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Hawk Eye 07.12.08; Diocese of Davenport List 07.14.08; Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Wagner 01.17.19
Assignments:
Catholic Messenger 07.17.08; BA.org Concise Assignment Record; Diocese of Green Bay List: Wagner 01.17.19
Wagner
Dennis A.1978PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty in 1983 to assault and battery of a 13-year-old boy during a tubing trip. Given two years probation and received counseling. Apparently admitted in 1983 that he had molested more than one boy. A man told the diocese in the early 1990 that Wagner raped him in a lake in 1985. No criminal charges due to SOL. Diocese gave the man money for therapy. Wagner was allowed to work as a canon lawyer in Diocesan Tribunal Office. Suspended in 5/02. Diocese received six substantiated allegations. Agreed to ask for laicization.Grand Rapids, MISource:
Grand Rapids Press 03.23.02; Associated Press 05.07.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.07.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.09.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.09.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.11.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.14.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.17.02; Grand Rapids Press 05.17.02; Grand Rapids Press 06.05.02; Grand Rapids Press 07.05.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Grand Rapids Press 01.07.04; Grand Rapids Press 01.08.07; WOOD TV 02.14.19
Wagner
Jerome A.1972PAccusedDiocesanRemoved in 8/02. Was on Priest Placement Board and worked in a parish. Had been accused in 1985 of getting a 15-year-old boy drunk and molesting him. The boy's mother confronted Wagner and went to police. He stayed in his parish for eight months during the investigation before being transferred to another parish. Church said he would have no further contact with youths. Laicized after 11/26/07. Received $20K to seek laicization. Police were to receive personnel file in 2013 to investigate 2001 allegation. Went on to work as a licensed Funeral Director in Fon du Lac.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Catholic Herald 06.13.02; Milwaukee Catholic Herald 09.19.02; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentienl 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee (updated 1 01.26.07; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee updated after 11.26.07; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Boston Globe 05.30.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 05.30.12; Helena Independent Record 05.31.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.17.13; SNAP letter to Wisconsin Attorney General 01.17.13; SNAP Press Release 01.17.13; SNAP Statement 01.24.13; Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 11.02.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Wagner
John C.1973PAccusedDiocesanName 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. He is shown as "awaiting assignment" per 1993 Catholic Directory and "On leave" per the 2002 Directory. Remained fully restricted from ministry as of 3/3/12. Laicized in 12/12. Personnel files released 7/13.Milwaukee, WISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 1 01.26.07; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Duluth News Tribune 07.02.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.02.13; WTOP 07.02.13; Waukesha Patch 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
WagnerJohn P. 1962PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry. Chaplain and counselor at Onondaga Community College. Parochial vicar at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Most Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Pompei. Longtime pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Clay beginning 1996.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18
WagnerRaymond J.1952PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/18/20. Noted to have multiple substantiated allegations against him. Died 10/14/09.La Crosse, WISource:
Findagrave 10.17.09; Diocese of La Crosse List 01.18.20
Wagner
Richard1961PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 1993 when mandated reporter learned of alleged abuse of high school girl in late 1980s. Sent for treatment and placed in restricted priory setting. Previously taught at diocesan HS and had been named principal there by Bishop Dingman. No public allegations until Bishop Charron recommended laicization 9/19/03. Laicized 10/13/06. Died 2012. On diocese's list 4/4/19.Des Moines, IASource:
Channel 4000 09.19.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 09.29.03; Des Moines Register 10.01.03; Des Moines Register 07.08.04; Des Moines Register 11.16.06; Des Moines Register 11.17.06; KTIV 11.17.06; Des Moines Register 07.01.14; Diocese of Des Moines List 04.04.19
Assignments:
Des Moines Register 9.20.03
Wagner
Sam2014PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave and investigation launched after allegations in 1/17 of "inappropriate conduct" were reported to New Ulm police. Per news in 8/17 Wagner was accused of an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl. No charges per police in 8/17 due to lack of evidence and the inability to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Still on leave pending Review Board investigation outcome.The girl's mother took out a restraining order in 8/17 against Wagner.New Ulm, MNSource:
KEYC 02.13.17; Mankato Free Press 02.13.17; Mankato Free Press 08.25.17; Fox 9 08.27.17; The Journal 08.31.17
Wagoner
Gordon Patrick1965PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 9/12/17. From Diocese of Lafayette IN. Assigned 1975 to Santa Fe as Director of Campus Ministry and Theology professor at Univ. of Albuquerque. Per obit, returned to Lafayette in 1983 "for reasons of health." Also did post-doc work at Univ of Chicago 1966-70, taught at St. John's College of Cleveland for a year, back to IN as History of Religions professor at Catholic Seminary in Indianapolis, while Director of Campus Ministry at Wabash College in Crawfordsville. After return to IN in 1983 did mostly Hospital chaplaincy work. Died 9/2/08.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Carroll County Comet (Indiana) 09.03.08; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
WaichesVincent1946PAccusedSociety of the Divine Word (SVD)Named publicly as accused by the Austin diocese on its list 1/31/19. Died 1995. It notes Waiches was previously a Divine Word priest, later a San Diego diocesan priest. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19. No information as to when accused or where or when alleged abuse occurred.Austin, TXSource:
Diocese of Austin List 01.31.19; Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Austin Assignments
Wajda
Joseph1973PSettledDiocesanAbuse of boys allegedly began within two or three months of ordination. Two 1989 civil suits claim Wajda abused at least two boys. Both boys had sought counseling from Wajda. Both suits settled out of court in 1991, one for a "substantial" settlement. Wajda continued as a priest in administrative capacity (including on marriage tribunal) until placed on leave after the Bishops' conference in Dallas 6/02. Permanently removed in 2003. Denied all abuse and appealed his case to review board. Personnel file from St. Paul Archdiocese released 07/9/14. Laicization announced by archdiocese 10/1/16. May have abused an altar boy while a transitional deacon in the early 1970s at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
United Press International 08.22.89; LA Times 05.19.90; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.24.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.26.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 06.22.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 11.15.02; National Catholic Reporter 08.24.10; St Paul Pioneer Press 10.01.13; Fox 9 12.04.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Fridley Patch 12.05.13; KARE 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Jeff Anderson & Associates Media Release 07.09.14; KMOV 07.09.14; KSDK 07.09.14; KSTP 07.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.09.14; Pioneer Press 07.09.14; SNAP Statement 07.09.14; Star Tribune 07.09.14; Toledo Blade 07.09.14; Wajda Personnel Files from St Paul Archdiocese 07.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 10.01.16; Catholic Spirit 12.04.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WalbaumDean L.1957PSuedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 9/13/18. Admitted to sexually abusing boys. Died 4/4/96. Claim made in 2004.Dubuque, IASource:
Archdiocese of Dubuque List updated 09.13.18
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Dubuque Assignment Record
Walczak
Karl J. BAccusedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersPrincipal of Damien High School in Honolulu for 10 years. President of Brother Rice High in Chicago for 12 years. Also worked in California. Appointed principal of O'Dea High School in Seattle in 2011. Took leave in 8/12 to assist in resolving Order's bankruptcy in New York. A man filed a claim in the bankruptcy case alleging that he was abused by Walczak in 1970-71 when he was a freshman at Br. Rice in Chicago. Walczak resigned 10/31/12. Denied abuse.Chicago, ILSource:
Letter from O'Dea High School 08.10.12; O'Dea Relay 09.30.12; Biography from O'Dea High School Website accessed 10.28.12; Damon Tucker 10.31.12; KOMO 10.31.12; KREM 10.31.12; My Northwest 10.31.12; Q13 Fox 10.31.12; Seattle Times 10.31.12; Worthy Adversary 10.31.12; King 5 11.01.12; My Northwest 11.01.12; Q13 Fox 11.01.12; Sky Valley Chronicle 11.01.12; KOMO 11.02.12
Assignments:
Letter from Archbishop Sartain 11.12.12 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Walderman
John M. BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersAssigned to Blessed Sacrament High School in NYC 1971-76, then Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester NY 1977-82. Principal of Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI 1/1/86 when arrested and indicted for soliciting sex from a male minor. Charge dropped in 1987. Transferred to Cardinal Hayes High School in Bronx NY 1987-91, then to Rice High School in Harlem NY 1991-2001. Assigned to Edmund Rice Institute in Australia 2001-2005, then back to Rice High in Harlem. Was principal of Rice until Order received a letter about his 1986 arrest.Providence, RISource:
Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, No 07-102959; LA Times 01.02.86; Associated Press 01.03.86; NY Post 11.19.07; Democrat and Chronicle 01.16.19
WaldieGeorge J.1947PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list in 2/19. Died in 1996.Louisville, KYSource:
Archdiocese of Louisville List 02.11.19
Waldruff
Raymond1953PSuedT.O.R. (Franciscan)Named in Altoona-Johnstown 3/16 GJ report. Per report, abused boy 1964-67 in Altoona diocese and monastery in Hollidaysburg. Allegations 5/16 that Waldruff raped a teen boy in Altoona, bribing him with alcohol, money and cars, and making him dress as a woman. Sent to KY 1967. Suit filed 4/02 alleging abuse by Waldruff of boy, age 11, around 1968, in Owensboro. Accuser and his parents told bishop; sent for treatment, reassigned. Transferred to WV in 1972. Sent to MA for treatment 1976. May have abused in Worcester MA, where he was sent 1979. Living in NY 1980. Dismissed by Order 1983. Died 3/25/85. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018. On Owensboro's list 4/12/19, noting five allegations, two substantiated.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Associated Press 03.28.02; Courier-Journal 06.25.02; USA Today 07.24.02; PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16; State College website 03.22.16; We Are Central PA 05.17.16; Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston 3rd Version List 12.05.18; Diocese of Owensboro List 04.12.19
Assignments:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16; Diocese of Owensboro List 04.12.19
WalengaEdward Albert1953PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Walenga died 11/27/83. Included on the Nashville diocese's list as of 3/6/20. Knoxville was created from Nashville in 1988.Nashville, TNSource:
Diocese of Nashville list 11.02.18; Tennessean 11.02.18; DIocese of Nashville Corrected List 11.08.18; Citizen Tribune 12.12.18; Diocese of Memphis Report 02.28.20; Diocese of Knoxville List 03.06.20
Walk
Donald J.1967PSettledDiocesanWalk is named in a 7/06 settlement with the Miami Archdiocese as having abused a teenage boy in the 1970s-80s. He had no particular assignment at the time and was still "absent on leave," per the 1989 Catholic Directory. Chaplain of the Miami Dolphins at one point. Accused in a civil suit filed in summer, 2007 of abusing a boy, ages 14-16, in the late 1970s. Another plaintiff filed suit in 12/07 alleging abuse 1977-82.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 07.21.06; Miami Herald 07.19.07; CBS4 12.20.07; Local10 12.20.07; NBC6 12.20.07; Sun Sentinel 12.21.07
WalkerDavid J. 1959PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Deceased. Noted to have had one claim against him, after his death.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18
Walker
Edward J.1936PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. First revealed on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Died in 2002; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of molesting a boy for a decade, beginning when the boy was age 12 in 1953 and Walker was assigned to St. Joseph's in Fredonia.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Buffalo News 08.14.19
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
Walker
Harry Dean1961PAccusedDiocesanAccused for the first time in 2010 in claim filed in Bankruptcy Court. A man alleged abuse by Walker when he was a 15-year-old parishioner of St. Francis de Sales parish in Salisbury MD in the 1960s. Per victim advocates, other accusers known. Walker left the Catholic priesthood in 1972. He went on to work as a youth minister beginning 1972-73 at a Wilmington Presbyterian church, then hired as Director of the Youth Action Center in Newark and youth pastor at Faith City. Prominent leader in Wilmington's Irish-American community. Continued to be often called "Rev." and/or referred to as "former Roman Catholic priest." Fighting release of personnel files 2/12. A list in 2/12 of accused priests shows he was laicized.Wilmington, DESource:
Catholic Priests of the Diocese of Wilmington: A Jubilee Year 2000 Commemoration; Diocese of Wilmington Parishes with Publicly Accused Priests; The Morning News 12.08.72; News Journal 01.25.74; WDEL 01.13.11; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wall
John1954PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. One accusation noted. Died in 1983.Paterson, NJSource:
Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19
Wallace
Donald L.1962PAccusedDiocesanParents of four boys accused Wallace in 1997 of "boundary violations" or inappropriate behavior. Wallace underwent treatment was assigned to hospital ministry in 1998, under supervision. He was reassigned to parish work in 2000. Retired in 2002 rather than undergo "further evaluation." On diocese's list 11/8/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Associated Press 03.12.02; Associated Press 03.12.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.12.02; Columbia Daily Tribune 09.08.09; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18; KRCG TV 07.24.19
Wallace
Murrough1960PAccusedDiocesanFrom Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Monsignor. Retired pastor of St. Theresa's in South Lake Tahoe. Suspended in 12/18 after a man alleged that when he was age 17 in 1985 Wallace sexually abused him on a camp work trip. Wallace was the Director of Camp Pendola. On diocese's list 4/30/19. It shows two allegations to diocese in 1995, each of abuse of young adult males, and the 2018 allegation. Investigation pending.Sacramento, CASource:
Sacramento Diocesan Archives June 2016; KCRA TV 12.06.18; South Tahoe Now 12.27.18; Diocese of Sacramento List 04.30.19
Walleman
Kenneth T.1959PSuedJesuitAccused in a 2003 civil suit of abuse of at least one student at St. Francis Mission, a Jesuit boarding school. Former administrator at the school. School's principal said Walleman had had a mental breakdown at another school and was sent to St. Francis, where he would have less stress. Walleman was at St. Francis Mission 1963-91 and 1992-97. Per the 2002 Official Catholic Directory, he was living in a Jesuit Community at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, WI (Milwaukee archdiocese). Remained there until his death 9/15/14. On Jesuits Midwest list 12/17/18. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19 (it erroneously shows ordination year as 1940.)Rapid City, SDSource:
Pioneer Press in Washington Post 06.02.03; Website of Jesuits, Wisconsin Province accessed 05.06.14; Diocese of Rapid City List 03.21.19; Midwest Province Jesuits List 12.17.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits Midwest Province Assignment Record 12.21.18
Walls
David E.1960PAccusedDiocesanAccused of 1987-1988 abuse of an adolescent brother and sister and another individual. Placed on administrative leave in 1988. Administrative leave continued 2002 with restrictions and further restrictions added 2004. Laicized 7/19/06. Died 2/21/09.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
WalshBro Michael BAccusedChristian BrothersDeceased. A member of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers (also called Irish Christian Brothers) Walsh was accused of taking nude and sexually explicit photos of boys during a camping trip around 1986. The boys were students at Catholic Memorial School in Boston. Walsh's name was included on a list of Christian Brothers identified in at least two sexual abuse claims. The list was a requirement of the Order's 2013 bankruptcy settlement agreement.Boston, MASource:
Renew America 08.17.07; Edmund Rice Christian Brothers List 06.11.14; Road to Recovery 06.15.14
Walsh
Bryan O.1954PSuedDiocesanAccused in 6/9/06 complaint of sexual abuse of boy age 14 in 1964, including penetration and oral sex. Boy was ward of Operation Pedro Pan; Walsh was its founder and director. Pedro Pan brought 14,048 Cuban children to US in 1960-62; placed them in orphanages and foster care to remove them from Castro's educational system. Walsh was born and trained in Ireland; ordained for St. Augustine diocese; became Miami priest when diocese was erected in 1958; retired 1996; died 12/20/01.Miami, FLSource:
Amended Complaint 6.9.06; Miami Herald Pedro Pan Feature; Operation Pedro Pan 3.1.01; Pediatrics Week 4.3.10; Miami Herald 05.24.94; Sun-Sentinel 01.10.96; Miami Herald Obituary 12.21.01; Sun-Sentinel 12.21.01; Miami Herald 01.20.02; Miami Herald 09.14.09
Walsh
Charles F.1951PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as accused on the diocese's 9/20/19 list of clerics with substantiated allegations. Retired 1998. Died 2008.Wichita, KSSource:
Diocese of Wichita List 09.20.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Wichita Assignment Record 09.20.19
WalshEdward1932PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 10/14/84.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Walsh
Gerard P.1974PSettledDiocesanIn 3/02 a man gave the Worcester County D.A. a written confession from Walsh regarding his abuse, which began in the late 1970s. Walsh had been serving as chaplain with the MA state police. Walsh admitted the abuse and was removed from police and parish duties in 3/02. Resigned in 2003. Diocese had known of the abuse since 1998 when Walsh's victim reported it in a letter. Walsh denied it at that time. In 2012 Attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced that he had settled a lawsuit(s) alleging abuse by Walsh.Worcester, MASource:
Boston Herald 03.21.02; Telegram & Gazette 03.22.02; Telegram & Gazette 11.15.02; Telegram & Gazette 05.20.03; Telegram & Gazette 06.04.03; BA/Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian 04.11.12
Walsh
Harold (Harry) A.1960PSettledDiocesanOrdained in Ireland for the Redemptorists. Worked in Davenport, Detroit, Chicago and St. Paul. A woman told Detroit in 1994 (and in 2002 and 2011) that he had abused her in the mid-1960s when she was 15 and he was assigned Holy Redeemer parish. Walsh said he had proved he was still living in a monastery in Ireland at the time. Worked in St. Paul for many years. Accused of abusing a boy there; Walsh denied the allegation. The woman received a settlement in 1996. Walsh left active ministry in 2005. Laicized 8/12/12. Taught sex education in St. Paul area until 1/31/14. Name on St Paul revised list 2/17/14.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 12.19.13; KARE 12.19.13; Marshall Independent 12.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.19.13; SNAP Statement 12.19.13; SNAP MI Statement 12.19.13; Star Tribune 12.19.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 12.19.13; Deadline Detroit 12.20.13; Minnesota Catholic Defense League 12.20.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.20.13; Star Tribune 12.23.13; KAAL ABC6 News 12.24.13; NECN 12.24.13; Monticello Times 12.26.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.27.13; Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests Accused of Abusing Minors, revised 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.17.14; Star Tribune 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Monticello Times 06.26.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
WalshJames1936PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Died in 1998.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
WalshJames1943PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Incardinated into the Santa Rosa diocese when it was established in 1962. Died 12/3/93. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/12/19. It noted that he was accused in 2005 of abuse in 1965.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
Walsh
James Flannan1965PAccusedDiocesanFrom Ireland. Arrived in the Diocese of St. Augustine in 8/65, several months after ordination. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 11/6/20. Abuse noted to have occurred 1965-66. Died in Florida 5/14/13.St. Augustine, FLSource:
Gainesville Sun Obituary 05.16.13; Diocese of St Augustine Obituary 05.16.20; Diocese of St Augustine List 11.06.20
WalshJames Joseph  ?PSuedDiocesanNamed in a lawsuit by one person alleging abuse in 1967-68. Died in 1984. Named in archdiocesan report, Errata notice # 1.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report Errata Notice # 1
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
WalshJames P.1962PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2002 and 2004 of the abuse of a minor 1984-85. Assigned to BC High during the time of the alleged abuse. "Impeded" in 2002. Died 4/13/09. Included on the Fall River diocese's list 1/7/21; stayed 1966-68 in Dartmouth at the Jesuits' Round Hill retreat.Boston, MASource:
Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19; Dartmouth Week 01.08.21
Assignments:
Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19
WalshJames T.1949PSuedDiocesanA 3/05 civil suit alleges plaintiff was abused by Walsh. Same suit alleges that plaintiff was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), other priests and two separate bishops. Plaintiff was in a Texas prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Worcester diocese said allegations not credible. Walsh died in 1970.Springfield, MASource:
Complaint in Burnett v Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield, C A No 05-0331, 03.29.05; Catholic Observer 03.31.05; Springfield Republican 03.31.05; Telegram & Gazette 03.31.05; Telegram & Gazette (AP) 03.31.05
Walsh
John D. BConvictedCSCHoly Cross brother (mis-identified in at least one news report as a Franciscan). Vice-principal of Cardinal Mooney High School in Greece, NY in 9/85 when arrested and charged with kidnapping at gunpoint two boys, ages 11 and 12, and offering them money for sex. The boys got away without physical injury. Walsh was sent to the Servants of the Paraclete in NM for treatment in 9/85. Pled guilty in 1/86 and sentenced to six months in jail. Accused in a 1/20 lawsuit against the Order of sexually abusing a Mooney High School student 1966-69. The abuse allegedly began during counseling sessions, became sadistic, and occurred many times in the school's locker room, library and rectory and at hotels.Rochester, NYSource:
UPI 08.28.85; Catholic Courier Journal [Rochester] 03.27.86; Democrat and Chronicle 01.16.19; WHAM 01.24.20
Walsh
John E.1955PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Salina diocese on its list 3/29/19. Single allegation of abuse occurring 1972-78 reported to the diocese in 2002. Diocese investigated. Walsh retired 2002. Died 2009. On the Wichita diocese's list of clerics with substantiated allegations 9/20/19. Worked in the diocese 1955-58.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
WalshJohn J.1940PSettledOblates of Mary ImmaculateOn 12/18/03 a woman reported to the Boston archdiocese that Walsh sexually abused her twice in 1973 or 1974, when she was age 13 or 14, at Sacred Heart in Lowell, MA. The archdiocese submitted the report to the MA AG and county DA. On 7/22/07 the Oblates and the archdiocese agreed to pay $60K to resolve the claim and compensate for injury. Walsh was moved often during his career, working in many dioceses. He died 4/24/81. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Added to Columbus diocese's list 5/23/19.Boston, MASource:
Report to Boston Archdiocese and MA AG 12.18.03; Settlement 07.22.07; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Columbus Dispatch 05.30.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh
Joseph J.1935PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as credibly accused by the CO A.G. in its supplemental report released 12/1/20. Among assignments was Director of Catholic Charities. Allegedly sexually abused children, male and female, at Sacred Heart Orphanage in the 1950s. One victim told the bishop in 1969 and the next bishop in 1981. The second bishop told the victim that no one would believe him and that his allegation would hurt the church if it became public. This accuser said the abuse occurred when he was ages 4-8. The second accuser said Walsh abused her at ages 7-13 . She first came forward in 2019. Walsh died 4/29/60.Pueblo, COSource:
The Daily Sentinel Obituary 04.30.60; CO AG Special Masters Report Supplemental 12.01.20; Colorado Sun 12.01.20
Walsh
Leonard Thomas1926PSettledO.F.M.Died 10/15/54. In 4/12, attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Walsh. Walsh was accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old MA boy in 1953. Walsh also worked in NY, NJ, DC and CT.Boston, MASource:
Saint Bonaventure Faculty List 1859 to 1951/52; New York Journal-American 10.17.54; BishopAccountability 04.11.12; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; SNAP Statement 04.11.12; Wicked Local Brookline 04.18.12
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh
Martin J.1974PSettledDiocesanAccusation late 1997 of abuse of a 14-year-old boy and possibly others in about 1975. Walsh denied abuse but admitted to ongoing alcohol problems. Per an 11/03 memo, Walsh was on permanent disability as of 2002 but had asked to return to duty. File outlines his problems from 1981 through 2003. Cardinal Law told Walsh he was restricted in 11/02, but didn't follow through, so Walsh was not really restricted. Per the 8/11 Boston AD database, the Review Board found the accusations could not be substantiated. Died in 6/07, age 58. Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Settlement in 12/04 with archdiocese regarding alleged abuse in 1975 at a Waltham parish.Boston, MASource:
McCarthy Memo 12.12.97; Murphy Memo 01.06.98; Strickland Memo 11.04.03; The Pilot 06.29.07; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; BishopAccountability 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; Boston Globe 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; The Patch 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; WBUR 03.28.16; Bostoncom 03.28.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh
Michael1971PAccusedDiocesanFrom Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on list 4/30/19. Allegation to diocese 1985 of sexual misconduct with a young adult male, and another of same received 1992. Retired and faculties withdrawn in 2006.Sacramento, CASource:
Diocese of Sacramento List 04.30.19
Walsh
Michael2002PChargedDiocesanNative of Boston MA. Ordained for Diocese of Grand Rapids MI 6/02; placed on leave in 7/02, after diocese learned of allegations of sexual abuse of two children while a lay person 40 years previously at St. Francis de Sales in Charlestown MA. Walsh was 65 and a former Air Force Sergeant at time of ordination. He had retired to FL mid-1990s, then moved to MD for seminary. Charged in Boston 9/16 with rape and indecent assault and battery on a child, alleged to have occured late 1980s-early 1990s while altar boy coordinator at St. Brendan's in Dorchester MA. Pled not guilty. Accuser said he was abused from 4th to 6th grades. Trial date set for 9/2017.Boston, MASource:
Grand Rapids Press 06.02.02; Grand Rapids Press 06.02.02; Grand Rapids Press 07.05.02; Holland Sentinel 07.06.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Grand Rapids Press 01.08.07; Boston Globe 09.28.16; CBS Boston 09.28.16; MassLive 09.28.16; WCVB 09.28.16; WHDH 09.28.16; Dorchester Reporter 09.29.16; NBC Boston 09.18.17
Walsh
Milton T.1978PCharges DroppedDiocesanAccused in 1984 of abuse of a 13-year-old boy. Reported immediately to Archbishop Quinn. Cardinal Levada later allowed Walsh to remain active as teacher at seminary at Menlo Park until 8/02. Criminal charges filed 10/02; dropped 7/03 after U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Walsh had admitted his behavior and apologized to his victim during a phone call secretly taped by police. Victim filed suit; settled in 2003. Discovered by news outlet in 9/19 at a a celebration officiated by the archbishop of the opening of a proposed Benedictine monastery on the grounds of a parish in Taos NM. Walsh reportedly had been planning to move into the monastery, which is across the street from a public elementary school.San Francisco, CASource:
San Francisco Chronicle 10.05.02; Marin Independent Journal 06.10.03; Marin Independent Journal 07.02.03; San Francisco Chronicle 11.12.04; San Francisco 09.22.05; Associated Press 04.28.10; Times 04.30.10; NY Times 05.05.10; Albuquerque Journal 09.21.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh
Oliver T.1960PAccusedDiocesanNative of Ireland. Died in 1975. Walsh's name appeared on Joliet diocese's list of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors as revised 3/12/13. The allegations were received after his death and thus were shown on the list as "unresolved."Joliet, ILSource:
FindaGrave 01.15.75; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14
WalshPatrick J. M.S.C.1952PAccusedMissionaries of the Sacred HeartFirst named publicly as accused on Little Rock diocese's 9/10/18 list. Worked in diocese 1976-87. Suspended by Order in 2004. Died in 2011. One known victim. Per news in 2/19, a 60-year-old man told the archdiocese 2/1/19 that Walsh abused him 50 years prior, when he was an altar boy at St. Anthony's in San Antonio TX. (The 1970 Official Catholic Directory, which reflects 1969-70, confirms Walsh was there.) He said Walsh would fondle him and give him money repeatedly over a two-year period. He said he confronted Walsh 30 years prior, and that the priest both denied the abuse and asked for forgiveness. On the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20; assigned in 1971 to Christ the King in Lexington. On Lexington's list in 8/20, noting he was at Lexington Catholic High 1971-74 and that there are two, possibly three, known victims in Lexington. Walsh would take children to a lake house.San Antonio, TXSource:
Diocese of Little Rock list 09.10.18; Express News 02.02.19; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
WalshPatrick, L.C.1991PAccusedLegionnaires of ChristAccused in 2002 of abusing at least one youth at a high school in Center Harbor NH 1992-93, per records released by NH Attorney General's office in 3/03.Manchester, NHSource:
Manchester Report by NH Atty General 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Documents from NH Atty General Report 0 06.03.05
WalshPeter M.1982PConvictedFranciscanArrested 1993 in NJ. Convicted 1994 on five counts of child endangerment - for exposing himself to children - in Lyndhurst NJ. Sentenced to five years probation; ordered to have a chaperone whenever he was in a car. In 6/04 a man reported to the Manchester NH diocese that Walsh fondled then masturbated him for 3-4 months between 1987-1988. Walsh was assigned to St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry at the time. Walsh denied these allegations.Newark, NJSource:
NY Times 08.25.93; The Record 03.18.94; The Record (NJ) 05.14.94; Albany Times Union 05.11.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Walsh
Raymond D.1954PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 8/22/19. Retired 6/98. Died 6/24/19.Burlington, VTSource:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19; Seven Days 08.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19
Walsh
William J.1954PAccusedJesuitIn 1996 five of Walsh's nieces told the Jesuits that Walsh sexually abused them hundreds of times as children in the 1940s-60s, when they were ages 5-14. Walsh was teaching in China in 1996. He was recalled, assigned to the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown Univ, and sent to treatment. The women made their allegations public in 1998 because the Order had not removed their uncle. Placed on leave. Per the Order's MD Province, there were credible allegations against Walsh 1950s -1980s. After his removal in 1998, he lived until 2010 at Ferdinand Wheeler House in Baltimore, then the Colombiere Jesuit Community until his death at age 95 in 12/18. On the province's list 12/17/18. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19.Washington, DCSource:
Georgetown Voice 04.23.98; Washington Post 12.02.10; Maryland Province Jesuits List 12.17.18; Patch 02.15.19; The Hoya 03.15.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Maryland Province Jesuits List 12.17.18
WalshWilliam M.1971PSettledDiocesanOne case settled in 2007. Attorney MItchell Garabedian stated that he represented a man who alleged he was abused a dozen times by Walsh at age 12 in 1985-86, at St Joseph's in Hyde Park. Some abuse in St. Joseph's, and at Blessed Sacrament in Jamaica Plain and in New Hampshire. Documents in file also allege abuse at Blessed Sacrament and St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Danvers. 'Third-hand' allegation investigated in 1980; deemed unsubstantiated. Second investigation in 1991. At least two letters sent to the Archdiocese after 1/01 contained allegations but no formal complaints. Review board found in 2003 that anonymous accusations were not cause to suspend. Personnel file released in 1/04. In late 2003 or early 2004 a person came forward with specific allegations; placed on leave pending further investigation. Voluntary laicization announced 7/19/11.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 01.15.04; Associated Press 01.31.04; Boston Herald 02.01.04; The Pilot 02.06.04; Archdiocese of Boston 09.17.04; Patriot Ledger 07.19.11; Boston Channel 07.20.11; Salem News 07.20.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11; The Patch 09.01.11; Jamaica Plain Gazette 09.09.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walsh (California)Michael1971PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave April 2002 after information surfaced that he abused two men in 1970s and 1980s. Diocese placed him on leave after the allections arose the first time. Walsh left the diocese for a time and worked in San Francisco. He returned in 1999. When he was placed on leave in 2002, he was working as director of diocesan communications and living in a parish rectory which had an adjoining school. One suit filed in 1985. Both men settled their claims. May have been a 3rd victim, a woman.Sacramento, CASource:
Sacramento Bee 04.01.02; Associated Press 04.05.02; Sacramento Bee 04.12.02; Associated Press 04.26.02; Sacramento Bee 01.31.03; Sacramento Bee 07.28.03
Walter
Charles W.1974PSettledDiocesanIncluded 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. Francis Cabrini Parish (West Bend) from 1987-93. Settlement paid to survivor in 1993. Was "on leave" 1993-94 and on "sick leave" 1994-99. Retired in 1999. Worked as supply priest. Privileges restricted in 2002. Remained fully restricted from ministry per 3/3/12 statement.Milwaukee, WISource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 01.26.07; Archdiocese of Milaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Brookfield Patch 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Walter
Kearns1961PAccusedDiocesanNamed as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Kearns were eligible for the IRCP. Died in 1985.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
WalterRaymond Frederick1941PAccusedRedemptoristsReligious order priest who worked in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese 1964-1978 and 1981-1989, at St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Archdiocese 12/5/13. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003. Died 3/11/03.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Find a Grave 03.11.03; Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14
Walters
Michael (Mitch)1965PSettledDiocesanAllegations to archdiocese in 8/15 that Walters abused a boy and a girl in the early 1980s while assigned to St. Cassian in Montclair. Not suspended until 10/15. One accuser said Walters fondled and kissed him repeatedly as a 12-year-old altar boy in 1982; the other claimed Walters molested her at ages 13-14. Walters denied the accusations. Another woman publicly accused Walters of molesting her twice when she was age 13. Criminal investigation underway 7/16 of allegations he sexually abused a boy in the 1990s at St. John Nepomuce in Guttenberg. This accuser filed suit 8/17/16. His attorney said he was representing six Walters victims allegedly abused 1982-94, ages 8-14. Two more suits filed 10/16. Judge in 10/17 found probable cause to file charges. Five cases settled in 1/19. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Permanently removed from ministry. Accused in a 7/20 lawsuit of participating with Cardinal McCarrick and other priests in a sex ring involving children.Newark, NJSource:
NJ news website 01.15.16; SNAP 01.15.16; New York Daily News 01.16.16; Daily North Shore 01.27.16; Village Green 01.27.16; Fios 1 07.03.16; NJ com 07.20.16; Jersey Journal 08.11.16; NJcom 10.13.16; NJcom 09.15.17; NJ Advance Media 10.02.17; NBC News 01.14.19; Newark Star Ledger 01.14.19; North Jersey Record 01.14.19; The Sentonian 01.30.19; Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19; Archdiocese of Newark Tobin Letter 02.13.19; JA/GG Doe 14 v Diocese of Metucheon et al 07.21.20; NJ com 07.22.20; Statesman Journal 07.23.20
WaltonJohn J.   ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 12/6/18. "Misconduct" noted to have occurred in the 1970s. Parish assignments in Bayou La Batre, Brewton, Andalusia, Mobile, Semmes. Also in US Army Reserve. Deceased.Mobile, ALSource:
Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18
Waltos
Bernard1974PAccusedFranciscan OFM ConvFirst named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Assigned to Queen of Angels in Riverside 1981-91. Abused alleged to have occurred 1984-90. Waltos died 12/16/92. Per diocese, it was made aware of the allegations in 1994. Named in 1992 lawsuit by victim of convicted priest Dennis Jost.San Bernardino, CASource:
Waltos Personnel File; Dallas Morning News 08.02.97; Diocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18
Assignments:
Waltos Personnel File
WamsherRonald E.1977PSettledDiocesanFour brothers complained to the Diocese in 2002 alleging abuse by five priests, including Wamsher,1967-83. Three of the four alleged abuse by Wamsher. They filed suit in 2003. Wamsher denied all allegations. Not placed on leave until 4/04. Another suit filed in 8/04. The Diocese announced in 5/05 that the allegations were credible and Wamsher's privileges were removed in accordance with Dallas norms. Three claims were settled in 11/08 as part of a $4.5M settlement. Canonical Trial ordered.Springfield, MASource:
Springfield Republican 12.13.03; Springfield Republican 03.01.04; Associated Press 04.15.04; Boston Globe 04.16.04; Springfield Republican 04.25.04; Springfield Republican 08.03.04; Press Release by Diocese of Springfield 05.11.05; Springfield Republican 07.30.08; The Republican 12.02.08; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08; Springfield Diocese list of Priests with Credible Allegations 08.30.11
WanzekJohn1950PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated. Died in 1991.Fargo, NDSource:
Diocese of Fargo List 01.02.20
Ward
Bernard (Bernie)1977PConvictedSociety of Precious BloodLeft priesthood in 1979 or 1980. Went on to marry and have children. Became a radio talk show host. Indicted in 12/07 on federal internet child porn charges. His attorney said the images were for a book Ward was researching three to four years prior. He reportedly emailed child porn images to a woman who immediately turned him over to police and the FBI. Originally pled not guilty. Pled guilty in 5/08 to one count. Per 5/08 articles, abuse was alleged when he was an active priest. Sentenced 8/08 to seven-plus years. Released from prison in 12/14. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19.Santa Rosa, CASource:
KCBS 12.06.07; KGO 12.06.07; San Francisco Chronicle 12.06.07; San Jose Mercury News (AP) 12.06.07; TransWorldNews 12.06.07; San Francisco Chronicle 12.07.07; NBC 11 01.24.08; SFist 02.14.08; Huffington Post 02.15.08; SF Chronicle 02.16.08; CBS 5 04.28.08; NBC 11 05.07.08; San Jose Mercury News 05.07.08; KGO 05.08.08; NBC 11 05.08.08; ABC News 05.09.08; San Francisco Chronicle 05.09.08; Press Democrat 05.10.08; KGO 05.15.08; ABC 7 News 08.27.08; San Jose Mercury News 08.28.08; KGO 01.26.18; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ward
Daniel J.1971P OSBAs of 10/12, five men and two women have made complaints against Ward dating back to 1970s and his assignment at St. John's College and at St. John's Prep School.. He has been accused of unwelcome advances, kissing, even threats of failing them in classes. At least one accuser was minor and others were college students. Ward currently serves as Exec. Director of Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) in MD. Attorney hired by Abbey is conducting an investigation.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Global Post 3.1.13; BehindThePineCurtain 10.12.12; BehindThePineCurtain 10.12.12; My Fox Twin Cities 10.13.12; SNAP Statement 10.15.12; SNAP Press Release 10.25.12
WardDonal D.1963PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 5/02 after being identified as active priest with past accusations of abuse of minor. In 9/02 Attorney General referred to one priest who "groomed" a young man until he was 17 (legal age), then began a sexual relationship with him. On 9/26/02 Ward admitted in statement to a consensual sexual liaison with a young adult male. He resigned from parish but denied grooming, saying instead that the youth had been sexually active for several years before he began the relationship. Resigned and faculties revoked 10/4/02. Died 2/20/18. On the diocese's list of credibly accused 8/22/19.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 05.22.02; Associated Press 05.29.02; Burlington Free Press 06.03.02; Burlington Free Press 10.01.02; Valley News (VT) 10.19.02; Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19; Seven Days 08.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19
Ward
Kenneth BSuedF.M.S. Marist BrothersFormer dean of students at Msgr. Edward Pace High School. Allegations reported to police in 2006; Archdiocese says it did not learn of them until Fall, 2012. In an 8/13 civil suit, three men in their mid-20s alleged that Ward abused them in the early 2000s. He worked at Pace 2000-2006. Spent two more years at Christopher Columbus High in Westchester. A fourth man sued in 9/13. Left order in 2008. Got a state license as a registered nurse in 2012. Worked in a psychiatric hospital.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 08.27.13; El Nuevo Herald 08.28.13; CBS Miami 09.14.13; Miami Herald 09.14.13
Ward
Robert A.1974PAccusedDiocesanArchdiocese knew in 1995 that Ward used cocaine and had been treated for drug abuse. Computer technician found child porn on his computer in 6/99. Evaluated and placed on leave; reassigned to the archdiocese development office in 1/01. In 2/02 a man alleged abuse when an altar boy in the mid-1970s; Ward was suspended. Voluntary laicization in 2004 announced in 2005. Living in Pembroke, MA as of 10/08. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 02.08.02; Boston Herald 02.08.02; Boston Herald 12.02.02; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Globe 03.05.03; Boston Herald 02.12.05; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Wicked Local Somerville 08.30.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Residence Change
WardStephen DSuedDiocesanDeacon. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 7/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of abusing multiple children 1975-78, while assigned to St. Thomas the Apostle in Irondequoit. One of the alleged victims was age 5 when the abuse began.Rochester, NYSource:
Democrat and Chronicle 08.03.20
WardThomas J.1962PSettledDiocesanSuspended in 1993 or early 1994 for nine months. Reinstated. When he was reassigned in 1994, the bishop wrote to parishioners that Ward's evaluation "gave no reason to believe that the allegations might be true." A 1994 civil suit alleged Ward abused a boy for 10 years, beginning when the boy was 14. Suit settled 1999 for $20K. "Retired" in 1996; continued to be active part-time. Claims settled 8/08 as part of $10M settlement involving 12 priests. Died 11/4/12. On the diocese's list 9/5/19, with multiple substantiated allegations noted.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Kansas City Star 09.01.94; Kansas City Star 09.14.94; Kansas City Star 10.14.94; Kansas City Star 03.06.96; Kansas City Star 08.20.97; Kansas City Star 04.13.02; The Pitch 10.16.03; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; SNAP Statement 05.29.12; Diocese of Kansas City St Joseph List 09.05.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ward
William G.1950PSuedDiocesanNamed as accused on the Buffalo diocese list 3/20/18. Died in 2008; list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Named in a lawsuit in 8/19. Included on the Raleigh diocese's list 10/22/19; the 1951 Catholic Directory lists him as a Buffalo priest assigned to St. Leo's in Winston-Salem. The Raleigh list notes alleged abuse in 1955 outside the diocese, reported in 2019. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. It notes that Ward was ordained for the Raleigh diocese, where worked briefly. By 1952 was working in the Diocese of Buffalo. Abuse alleged to have occurred in NY 1955-56 and 1966-71.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; WBEN Radio 08.14.19; Diocese of Raleigh List updated 10.22.19; Diocese of Charlotte List 12.29.19
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History; Diocese of Charlotte Assignment Record 12.29.19
Warner
John F. 1970PAccusedDiocesanBishop Murray removed Warner from his assignment as pastor of Saints Philip and James Parish in Canal Fulton in 10/11 after allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor more than 30 years previously. Warner was assigned to Saint Edward Parish in Youngstown at the time. Diocesan review board found allegation credible. Warner denied the allegations. In 2013, Diocese said he was living in another state under supervision. On diocese's list 10/29/18.Youngstown, OHSource:
WKBN 10.09.11; Beacon Journal 10.10.11; IndeOnline 10.10.11; SNAP Statement 10.10.11; The Vindicator 10.10.11; Tribune Chronicle 10.10.11; WKBN 10.10.11; WYTV 10.10.11; The Vindicator 10.11.11; Tribune Chronicle 10.11.11; Youngstown Vindicator 01.25.13; Ohio--SNAP Press Release 08.29.13; SNAP Letter to Bishop Murry 08.29.13; WKBN 08.29.13; Tribune Chronicle 08.30.13; WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18; Vindicator 11.12.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WarrenA. Thomas1966PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of five minors in 1991, per 2004 L.A. archdiocesan report. Reportedly in 2004, name added to list of accused priests affiliated with the Diocese of Tucson. Warren died in 2001. Tucson says no known victims there.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Arizona Daily Star 07.10.04
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests from Website
Warren
Chester John 1957PSettledOblates of St. Francis de SalesAccused of abusing more than 10 girls, in what Bishop Blair in 2005 called "grievously sinful and criminal acts." Ritual abuse alleged. Settlements exceed $1.2M. Expelled from order in 1993. Barred from a parish and school by court order in 8/06 after families complained that he was showing up at all hours, sometimes in clerical garb, despite agreement to attend at only certain hours. Laicized in 2007. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19, where he worked 1974-78.Toledo, OHSource:
Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo City Paper 04.29.04; Toledo Blade 02.20.05; Toledo Blade 03.14.05; Toledo Blade 08.29.06; Toledo Blade 09.01.06; Docese of Toledo Status Report 04.08.08; National Catholic Reporter 09.25.17; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; Diocese of Toledo List downloaded 01.28.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Diocese of Toledo Assignments
WarrenJames BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersDeceased. A civil suit filed in Seattle in 1/04 by three plaintiffs alleged extensive sexual and physical abuse by seven members of the Order, including Br. Warren, at the Briscoe Memorial School for Boys in Kent WA in the 1940s-60s and at O'Dea High School. Briscoe was owned by the Archdiocese and run by the Order. Other men have come forward with stories of their own to support these allegations. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial 1931-44.Seattle, WASource:
R E v Archbioship of Seattle King Cty; # 04-2-00112-9SEA; Seattle Times 01.08.04; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Kent Reporter 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16
WarrenRonald James Anthony1962 ?BSuedFranciscanThree accusers filed a civil suit in 2004 naming "Friar Anthony James Warren" as an abuser in the Portland Archdiocese. Warren was forced to retire when the allegations surfaced. Settlement had been reached with one claimant when Archdiocesan bankruptcy froze the $350K settlement check.Baker, ORSource:
The Oregonian 6.6.07 (Documents); The Oreganion 10.12.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
Washington
Freddy1992PArrestedCongregation of the Holy GhostPastor of St. Mark the Evangelist parish in Harlem in the NY archdiocese when arrested in 6/17 for sexual abuse in 1982-84 of two boys, ages 10 and 11-14, at St. Patrick's church in Charleston. Washington was an 18-year-old lay person and volunteer at the time of the alleged abuse. The boys were in training to be altar servers. Abuse was said to have included fondling and oral copulation. The Charleston diocese learned of the allegations in 2/16 and contacted the Rockville Centre diocese. The Charleston diocese contacted Charleston police in 9/16. Former pastor of two Chicago parishes. Llsted on Xavier University in New Orleans' website in 6/17 as associate professor of pastoral theology.Charleston, SCSource:
ABC News 4 06.01.17; Live 5 News 06.01.17; Post and Courier 06.01.17; Fox 57 06.02.17
Assignments:
Multicultural Diversity of Diocese of Rockville Center
Waterhouse
John M.1945PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Accused in a lawsuit filed 6/8/20 of sexually abusing an altar boy, ages 10-15, many times during 1973-78. The abuse allegedly occurred at St. Joseph's in West Chazy. Waterhouse died 12/28/95.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
North Country Now 06.15.20; WWNY 06.16.20
WatermanThomas1956PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 9/5/19. It notes one substantiated allegation. Waterman died in 1998.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph List 09.05.19
Waters
William F. 1971PReinstatedOrder of St. AugustineAccused publicly in 4/19 of the abuse of a boy, ages 8-10, in 1987-90. His accuser said he was also abused at age 10 by Rev. Peter Gori, O.S.A. in 1990. Both priests were at either St. Augustine's in Lawrence or Andover. Waters denied the allegations. He had been transferred several years earlier to the the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In 4/20 the order announced that an independent investigation found no evidence to support the allegations and that Waters would be reinstated. Gori was also exonerated and returned to ministry.Boston, MASource:
Boston Herald 04.09.19; WCVB TV 04.09.19; Andover Townsman 04.15.19; Lawrence Eagle Tribune 04.02.20
WatkinsClarence N. 1967PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Diocese of Richmond. Incardinated into the Arlington diocese when it was formed in 1974. Named publicly by the Diocese of Arlington on its list in 2020. No details provided. Died in 2012.Arlington, VASource:
Diocese of Arlington List 12.09.20
WatryJerome1946PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse, occurring in about 1963. Watry died in 1997.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Watry 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Watry 01.17.19
Wattigny
Patrick1994PChargedDiocesanWattigny was pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist in Slidell, since 2013, when he told archdiocesan officials on 10/1/20 that he sexually abused a minor in 2013. Removed from assignment, law enforcement notified. About four months prior Wattigny resigned from Pope JP II High School, where he was chaplain, after sending a male student inappropriate texts. Sent for psych evaluation. Other assignments included chaplain at Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie for over ten years until 5/13, and pastor of St. Benilde in Metairie 2000-13. Arrested in Georgia later in 10/20. Added to the archdiocese's list in 12/20. Charged in 3/21 with molesting a minor, age 15, 6/1/13-8/31/14. Pled not guilty.New Orleans, LASource:
Archdiocese of New Orleans 10.01.20; KLFY 10.01.20; WWL 4 10.01.20; NOLA com 10.02.20; WWL 4 CBS 10.02.20; Christianity Daily 10.06.20; Catholic News Agency 10.09.20; Times-Picayune 10.15.20; WWL 10.16.20; Times-Picayune and Advocate 10.23.20; WWL 10.26.20; Catholic News Agency 10.27.20; WWL 10.27.20; WVUE 03.19.21; New Orleans Advocate 03.22.21
Assignments:
Archdiocese of New Orleans Revised List 12.08.20
WattsJohn "Casper"  ?PAccusedPassionistNamed publicly as accused by the Diocese of Sacramento on its list 4/30/19. It notes four allegations received in 1994 of abuse in 1972 of boys under age 14. Worked at Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights, may have filled in at times in Maxwell and Corning parishes. Left the diocese in 1973.Sacramento, CASource:
Diocese of Sacramento List 04.30.19
WayerVincent A. BAccusedMarianistProfessed vows in 1956 as a Marianist brother, St. Louis Province. Worked in MO, WI, TX, MO, IN. Removed from public ministry in 2002. 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
Weaver
Harry Peter1982PAccusedDiocesanName appears on list of priests whose personnel files were to be released in 11/09 as part of Wilmington Diocese's bankruptcy filing.Wilmington, DESource:
BishopAccountability Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests; News Journal 11.07.09
Weaver
Jeffrey M.1982PAccusedDiocesanPer news in 2012, a 1997 diocesan memo said that Weaver engaged in "sexual exploitation" of teen boys, waiting until they were 18 years old to make sexual advances toward them. He would talk to the minors about sex in the seminary he attended, admit he was gay and that he was available to them in a sexual way. A 1996 memo showed that a youth reported to the diocese that Weaver plied him with alcohol, tried to french kiss him, rubbed his legs above the knee toward his penis, and so on. Weaver admitted to "one regretful advance" toward the youth. His accuser was interviewed in 2012, saying the incident happened just after he turned 18, and that Weaver had been grooming him for sex. Weaver asked for a leave in 2002. Bishop Lennon decided in 2012 to return Weaver to ministry. As of 2018, he is last indexed in the Official Catholic Directory in 2001. In 2/21 the diocesan website shows Weaver as "Awaiting Assignment."Cleveland, OHSource:
FOX 8 Cleveland 11.14.12; SNAP 11.16.12
Weaver
Patrick J.1963PConvictedDiocesanWeaver was a spiritual adviser to Bishop Guilfoyle. First accusation received in 1966. No action. Promoted and transferred. Arrested in 1985 and 1986, charged with sex crimes. Convicted; placed on probation. Abused at least six boys. Named in 1994 RICO lawsuit. Permanently suspended. All RICO claims settled 3/03. Died 5/21/11. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Sued 12/19, accused of abuse of a boy, ages 8-13, in 1974-78.Camden, NJSource:
Courier Post 04.14.02; Star Ledger 04.29.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.21.02; Star-Ledger 03.14.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.16.05; Diocese of Camden List 02.13.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.02.19; Cherry Hill Courier-Post 12.18.19
WeberCharles1945PAccusedBenedictineFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 2000. Allegation to diocese 5/11/15 that Weber sexually abused an 11- to 13-year-old boy in the early 1980s, at St. Gertrude's in Vandergrift. The alleged victim said that Weber had given a lecture to children about "impure thoughts and actions," and that afterward, when the two were alone, the priest fondled the boy's genitals.Greensburg, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
WeberDavid C.1977PAccusedDiocesanWeber, a member of Bishop Pilla's "inner circle," was placed on leave in 4/02 because of past allegations that he sexually abused a 16-year-old boy. His name was not released on public list until diocese was pressured by the press. He was one of several priests who asked a judge to block diocese from turning past medical records over to the prosecutor's office. Charges against Weber were investigated by a grand jury in 2002. Laicization announced 8/19/16.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 04.12.02; Plain Dealer 04.26.02; Plain Dealer 05.05.02; Diocese of Cleveland Statement 06.14.07; Diocese of Cleveland 08.19.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Weber
Edward J.1976PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Archdiocesan Director of Priest Personnel Office. Placed on administrative leave in 10/10 due to an allegation in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims act that Weber sodomized, fondled and had oral sex with a boy, ages 11-16, during 1978-83 while assigned to St. Sylvester's on Staten Island.New York, NYSource:
Westchester News 12; Catholic New York 10.10.19; Rockland/Westchester Journal News 10.15.19; White Plains Daily Voice 10.15.19
WeberFrancis J.1941PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of two minors in 1959, per the 2004 archdiocesan report. Died in 1989.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
WeberGerard Martin1962PAccusedOblates of Mary ImmaculateNamed publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 6/13/19. Removed from ministry in 2011.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
WeberJerome F.1956PSuedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry. As of 2/14/20 there were two claims against Weber under the NY Child Victims Act.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18; Syracuse com 02.14.20
Weber
John Anthony1945PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Allegation of abuse received 2005 of abuse in the 1940s. Incardinated into the Baton Rouge diocese when it was formed in 1961. Retired in 1995. Died 2000. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. It notes an allegation received in 3/96 of abuse in 1956, while assigned to Assumption of the BVM in Plattenville.New Orleans, LASource:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18; The Advocate 02.27.19; Diocese of Baton Rouge List 03.27.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18
WeberJohn Benedict1977PAccusedCarmeliteNamed publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry in 2011.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
Weber
Joseph J.1966PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Permanently removed from ministry 6/27/02.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Weber
Michael Willard DSettledDiocesanFormer seminary student and deacon for several months in 1969-70 at Church of the Holy Spirit in St. Cloud. Went on to become involved in various public service and community activities until 2011, when he resigned from most. Diocese announced in 11/11 that it had learned of two credible sexual abuse allegations against Weber. Claims reported to police. A total of 9 accusers had come forward by 12/11. Suit filed by one man 12/13/11 claimed abuse in 1970. Settled in 7/12. Name on St. Cloud diocese's 1/3/14 list.St. Cloud, MNSource:
St Cloud Times 11.13.11; St Cloud Times 11.15.11; St Cloud Times 12.03.11; Star Tribune 12.03.11; Fox 9 12.04.11; Minnesota Public Radio 12.04.11; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.11; Star Tribune 12.05.11; St Cloud Times 12.12.11; Fox 9 12.13.11; Minnesota Public Radio 12.13.11; St Cloud Times 12.13.11; Minnesota Public Radio 12.18.11; St Cloud Times 12.18.11; St Cloud Times 07.14.12; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14
WebsterWynn DAccusedDiocesanWynn, a deacon serving in Brewster and Twisp, was removed from ministry in 7/03 after allegations that he violated Church guidelines for ministers in their interactions with minors. An unspecified incident involved a teenage girl. Police interviewed the girl who made the allegations but decided to drop charges because Webster did not violate any criminal laws. Review Board recommended his removal from the diaconate.Spokane, WASource:
Associated Press 07.23.03; Spokesman Review 07.23.03
WeckbachJoseph1977DAccusedDiocesanDeacon. Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Claims against Weckbach eligible for the IRCP. Died in 1995.New York, NYSource:
Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Weerts
Walter M.1960PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty in 1986 to abuse of three boys. Sentenced to six years in prison. Pre-sentencing report says Weerts was sexually involved with boys for at least 18 years and officials knew of his problems. Served about three years. Laicized during or shortly after release from prison. Diocese settled with three in 1987. Died 3/2/89. Settlements of eight more claims in 2004 for total of $1.2M. New suit filed 11/07 alleged abuse 1968-1970. On diocese's list released 11/29/18.Springfield, ILSource:
United Press International 04.24.86; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Palm Beach Post 12.24.98; Palm Beach Post 01.10.99; State Journal Register 10.31.99; St Louis Post-Dispatch 09.16.03; State Journal Register 09.17.03; State Journal-Register 02.03.04; Belleville News Democrat 07.22.04; State Journal-Register 07.22.04; Madison County Record 11.14.07; Diocese of Springfield IL List 11.29.18; Herald-Review 11.29.18; Herald-Review 11.30.18; Springfield Journal Register 12.21.18
Wegenek
Jerry Joseph1964PSuedDiocesanIn 2012 the diocese acknowledged that it had removed Wegenek from ministry in 6/94 after an allegation that he had been involved in sexual misconduct with a teenage boy in the 1970s. A man told the diocese in 2001 that he had been abused by Wegenek. On 9/13/12 a man filed a civil suit alleging Wegenek gave him alcohol and repeatedly raped him beginning at age 10 and lasting several years, when Wegenek was assigned to St. Gabriel and St. Patrick parishes in Kansas City, MO in the late 1960s. Wegenek died in 2011. Included on the diocese's list 9/5/19, which notes multiple substantiated allegations.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel 02.25.11; Kansas City Star 09.13.12; Second SNAP Statement 09.13.12; SNAP Statement 09.13.12; SNAP Statement 09.14.12; Fox 4 09.15.12; St Joseph News-Press 09.15.12; Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph List 09.05.19
Weger
Justin K.1952PAccusedCrosier Fathers and BrothersWorked in MN 1953-72, IN 1973-74 and in Phoenix and Tucson until 1976. Removed from ministry without faculties 1976. Director of Tribal Lodge 1977-2002. Weger and 7 other Crosiers were removed 10/02 for past abuse of minors. Per summary report of 2002 third party investigation of Crosiers, Weger, who was retired and living in Phoenix, would be living under restriction at a long-term care senior housing facility. Died 01/15/05. Name first appeared on Archdiocese of St. Paul list 05/22/14. Added to Gallup diocese's list 12/10/18 (it encompassed Phoenix until Diocese of Phoenix was established in 1969.)St. Cloud, MNSource:
Crosier Fathers & Brothers Newsletter, Spring 2005; Arizona Republic 10.10.02; Star Tribune 10.10.02; Arizona Republic 11.10.02; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14; KSTP 03.14.14; Legal Examiner 03.14.14; St Cloud Times 03.14.14; Gallup Independent 03.17.14; Pioneer Press 05.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 05.22.14; Gallup Independent 06.06.17; Gallup Independent 12.15.18; Diocese of Gallup List updated 12.18.18; Gallup Independent 12.10.19
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14; Assignment Record from Archdiocese of St Paul 05.22.14; Diocese of Gallup List updated 12.18.18
Wehmann
Mark H.2003PReinstatedDiocesanRemoved from St. Boniface in Minneapolis 12/13 after a review of personnel file by an outside agency found references to several inappropriate incidents with minors. Some of these were previously reported to police; no criminal charges filed. Remaining incidents reported to authorities. Also served as part-time chaplain at Fairview University Hospital and chaplain for Chisago County Jail facility. On 6/24/16 the Archbishop announced Wehmann's return to public ministry, as recommended by the Ministerial Review Board. He referred to Wehmann's "immature behavior toward kids and adults" and said he had had professional counseling and spiritual direction.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
CBS 4 Minnesota 12.29.13; KAAL TV 12.29.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.29.13; Pioneer Press 12.29.13; Star Tribune 12.29.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 12.29.13; Pioneer Press 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; Pioneer Press 01.07.14; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 06.24.16; Canonical Consultation 09.12.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wehmeyer
Curtis Carl2001PConvictedDiocesanDWI conviction 2009. Tried to pick up teen boys. Sentenced to 90 days jail; served four days and two years supervised probation. Removed 6/12 from parish after complaint of misconduct with two minors. Arrested 6/22/12 on charges of sexual assault. One youth told police abuse was over two years. Criminal charges filed 9/12. Child porn charges filed 10/12. Pled guilty 11/8/12. Permanently removed 11/12. Sentenced to 5 years prison 2/1/13. New suit 1/30/14. Information from personnel file released 3/31/14. Charged 11/14 with sex assault in WI. Laicized 3/15. County criminally charged archdiocese 6/5/15 for failing to protect children in Wehmeyer's abuse of three minors. Civil motion filed also; settled 12/15. Charges dropped vs archd 7/16 in settlement agreement. Archdiocese admitted wrongdoing. Three brothers abused by Wehmeyer filed suit vs the Vatican in 5/19.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Collection of Articles prior to 11.10.12; Pioneer Press 02.01.13; Star Tribune 02.01.13; Grand Forks Herald 09.23.13; Jeff Anderson & Assoc 09.23.13; KTTC 09.23.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.23.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.23.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.23.13; MPR News with Documents 09.23.13; Raw Story 09.23.13; SNAP Statement 09.23.13; Star Tribune (AP) 09.23.13; Catholic League 09.24.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.24.13; Pioneer Press 09.24.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 09.25.13; SNAP Statement to ABp Nienstedt 09.30.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.03.13; Star Tribune 10.03.13; Fox 9 10.04.13; KARE 11 10.04.13; SNAP Statement 10.04.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.05.13; Statement by Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful 10.06.13; SNAP Press Release re ABp Nienstedt, 10.08.13; Star Tribune 10.08.13; Commonweal Magazine 10.14.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.19.13; Star Tribune 10.27.13; Catholic League 11.15.13; Star Tribune 11.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 11.15.13; Pioneer Press 12.02.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; MinnPost 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; KSTP Channel 5 01.29.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.29.14; Pioneer Press 01.29.14; SNAP Statement 01.29.14; Star Tribune 01.29.14; Statement by Archdiocese 01.29.14; WCCO Channel 4 01.29.14; Complaint in Minor Doe 31 v Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis, Cause 62-CV-14-647, 01.30.14; Greenwich Time 01.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.30.14; National Catholic Reporter 01.30.14; Pioneer Press 01.30.14; Star Tribune 01.30.14; Star Tribune (with documents) 01.30.14; Statement by Archdiocese 01.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.25.14; Raw Story 02.25.14; SNAP Statement 02.25.14; Star Tribune 02.25.14; Pioneer Press 03.01.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.26.14; CBS Minnesota 03.27.14; KARE 03.27.14; St Cloud Times 03.27.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 03.31.14; Court's Order 04.01.14; Star Tribune 04.01.14; Media Statement by Jeff Anderson & Assoc 04.02.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.16.14; DotCommonweal 04.22.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.24.14; DotCommonweal 04.25.14; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.14; Minnesota Public Radio 05.28.14; Pioneer Press 05.28.14; KARE 07.16.14; The Bilgrimage 07.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 09.03.14; Pioneer Press 11.17.14; Canonical Consultation 11.18.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.11.15; Canonical Consultation 12.18.15; Minnesota Public Radio 12.18.15; New York Times 12.18.15; Bring Me News 02.16.16; CBS Minnesota 07.19.16; ABC News 07.20.16; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 07.20.16; Canonical Consultation 07.20.16; CBS Minnesota 07.20.16; Fox 9 07.20.16; Fox 9 07.20.16; Jeff Anderson & Associates 07.20.16; National Catholic Reporter 07.20.16; New York Times 07.20.16; Pioneer Press 07.20.16; SNAP 07.20.16; Star Tribune 07.20.16; National Catholic Reporter 08.03.16; Press Democrat 08.27.16; FOX 9 09.27.16; Star Tribune 09.29.16; Minnesota Public Radio 12.21.16; Associated Press 05.16.19; Legal Reader 05.17.19; Brinkwire 05.22.19; St Paul Pioneer Press via MN Post Bulletin 01.29.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wehrle
William C. 1950PAccusedJesuitArchdiocesan files show Wehrle was accused of sexual abuse in Baltimore in the mid-1980s and removed from his parish. Wehrle worked in Baltimore 1982-85. Also worked in the archdioceses of Washington DC and Omaha NE, and the Pittsburgh and Denver dioceses. He died 8/25/95. Included on Baltimore's 9/02 list of accused priests and religious.Baltimore, MDSource:
FindAGrave 08.25.95; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 09.25.02; SNAP Media Statement 05.16.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Weibel
George L.1948PAccusedDiocesanNamed as accused in the CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19. Alleged abuse reported in 1988 that Weibel fondled a girl at a swimming pool 1969-72, and that he similarly abused her and her friends on ice-skating trips. In 2014 the archdiocese received a report that Weibel groped a girl and her friend at a swimming pool when they were age 12 in 1966. In 10/19 a woman told a news outlet that Weibel groped her breasts over her swim suit when she was age 10 in 1959. He died 11/1/08.Denver, COSource:
CO Attorney General Special Masters Report 10.22.19; Denver Post 10.25.19
Assignments:
Anderson Ad Book 11.13.19
Weider
Timothy G.1965PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 7/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a child 1967-68, beginning when the child was age 11 and Weider was assigned to St. Vincent de Paul in Corning. Weider was involved with CYO and Boy Scouts, and he established a group home for troubled teenage boys in the rectory of Sacred Heart, where he was then pastor. Per the diocesan website in 3/20, Weider resigned from the priesthood in 1980 and was laicized in 2019.Rochester, NYSource:
CC Book 09.15.60; Star-Gazette 12.21.66; Catholic Courier Journal 03.03.67; Demcrat and Chronicle 03.05.78; Democrat and Chronicle 08.03.20
Weinheimer
William J. PSuedDiocesanIn a civil suit filed in 2/08, a man alleged that Weinheimer sexually abused him as a boy in 1954. Plaintiff had "love" letters that Weinheimer wrote to him at the time, beginning when the man was age 9. Petition claimed diocese knew of other allegations against Weinheimer, who died 1/20/86. Diocese was investigating. Included on the diocese's list 11/6/20.St. Augustine, FLSource:
First Coast News 02.13.08; Florida Times-Union 02.13.08; News4JAX 02.13.08; Diocese of St Augustine List 11.06.20
Weisenborn
John George1939PSettledCongregation of the Sacred HeartsMember of MA-based Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. Caught three times in 1964 by Washington, DC police having sex with boys before he was sent to NM for treatment. Lived at Via Coeli Center, allowed to work in parishes. Later assigned full time as parish priest. A man filed suit 10/11 against Santa Fe AD and Paracletes, claiming abuse by Weisenborn for three years in the 1960s while at St. Francis Xavier in Albuquerque. Settled 11/12. In residence at a parish per 1989 Directory. Died 1991. New lawsuit filed 5/15 in Albuquerque alleging abuse of a boy repeatedly at St. Francis Xavier, beginning in 1968. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese's list 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
FindAGrave 12.18.11; Albuquerque Journal 11.17.12; Westport News 11.17.12; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.13.15; New Mexican 07.09.17; Santa Fe Reporter 08.09.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Taos News 09.22.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Weitensteiner
Joseph1966PSettledDiocesanAccused in 2005 of abuse of two boys in the 1970s and '80s at Morning Star Boys Ranch. Resigned as head of the Ranch in 4/06. Denied all allegations. Reportedly took a lie detector test and passed. Abuse alleged by 19 plaintiffs against Weitensteiner, Marvin Lavoy and others at the Ranch. In 11/09 Ranch transferred bulk of assets to nonprofit Morning Star Foundation. Jury decided in favor of defendant 2/11/10. Some plaintiffs received settlement from the Diocese earlier. A second trial was set for 6/10. Settlements in 5/12. Reinstated in 4/15 after each claim was denied or deemed non-credible by a retired federal judge hired by the Diocese.Spokane, WASource:
Spokesman-Review 06.26.05; Spokesman-Review 06.28.05; Spokesman-Review 07.02.05; Spokesman-Review 07.08.05; Seattle Post-Intelligencer (AP) 08.25.05; Spokesman-Review 10.27.05; Seattle Post-Intelligencer (AP) 04.21.06; Inland Register 04.27.06; National Catholic Reporter 11.10.06; Spokesman-Review 01.04.07; Spokesman Review 05.05.07; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 02.15.08; Seattle Times 07.30.08; Spokesman Review 11.19.09; Spokesman Review 01.03.10; KREM 01.20.10; Spokesman Review 01.20.10; Spokesman Review 01.21.10; Spokesman Review 01.26.10; Spokesman Review 02.13.10; Spokesman Review 03.12.10; Spokesman Review 04.17.15
Weithman
Martin 1980PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave 7/02 after allegation he molested a teenage boy over a 6-year period in the late 1980s. Denied allegation and threatened to sue accuser. Case settled for $115K in 2002. Review board found allegations credible. In 2003 Weithman was told to ask for laicization or Bishop would ask Vatican to laicize without consent. Weithman did not consent until 2004. Laicized in 2005.Columbus, OHSource:
Columbus Dispatch 07.28.02; Columbus Dispatch 07.30.02; Columbus Dispatch 10.10.02; Columbus Dispatch 01.30.03; Columbus Dispatch 02.03.03; Columbus Dispatch 01.28.04; Columbus Dispatch 02.19.05; Columbus Dispatch 01.18.06
Weitz
Wilfred1936PSuedBenedictineAccused of abuse of one 1959-61, per 2004 archdiocesan report. Died in 1991. Named in at least one lawsuit.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
WelchDavid P. PSettledDiocesanA man filed a civil suit in 2/04 alleging that he was sexually abused by Welch (spelled Walsh) for three years in the early 1950s, when Welch was in charge of St. Michael's High School. Welch, who died in 1986, was editor of the Diocese's newspaper and executor of Bishop Weldon's estate. Conflict in 2003-2004 that Welch, as executor, may have destroyed Diocesan personnel files relating to abuse accusations within the Diocese. One claim settled in 8/04 and two in 2008.Springfield, MASource:
Statement by Bishop Dupre; Catholic Observer 10.05.03; Springfield Republican 02.09.04; Springfield Republican 03.01.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Springfield Republican 08.17.04; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08
Welch
Leo Patrick1952PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 2002 lawsuit of abuse of at least two boys 1959-61, while assigned to Immaculate Conception in Bellevue. Said to have abused boys at his cabin with a pond in Bono, OH. One victim said Welch abused him when he was ages 12-14, and that when he was 15 he told the pastor. Welch reportedly was transferred after other victims came forward. Left active priesthood in 1965. Became a certified social worker in 1974. Admitted the abuse in 2002. Fired in 2002. Died in 1/16.Toledo, OHSource:
Associated Press 06.24.02; Associated Press 07.05.02; Associated Press 07.14.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 12.01.02; Toledo Blade 03.30.04; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 02.17.05; Toledo Blade 07.31.05; Toledo Blade 07.15.07; Diocese of Toledo Status Report 04.08.08; Sandusky Register 09.02.18; Diocese of Toledo List downloaded 01.28.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Weldon (Bp)
Christopher J.1929PSuedDiocesanBishop of Springfield 1950-77. Accused of knowing of many abusers in diocese. Died in 1982. Accused in a 2005 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, ages 11-16. Accuser claimed he was abused by his uncle (Msgr. Page), several other priests, Weldon and another bishop. Accuser was in a TX prison for an unrelated murder when suit filed. Diocese said not credible. Claim NOT settled in 11/08 settlement. In 9/18 the Diocesan Review Board deemed credible an allegation that Weldon raped a 9- or 10-year-old boy in the early 1960s. The alleged victim said he was also abused by Revs. Edward Authier and Clarence Forand, also deemed credible. Victim sued in 2/21. Weldon is said to have interfered as bishop in investigation into the murder of an altar boy in 1972 in which Rev. Richard R. Lavigne is suspect. In 6/20 independent investigator Peter Velis released a report, stating that he found abuse allegations against Weldon "unequivocally credible."Springfield, MASource:
Statement by Bishop Dupre; Springfield Republican 03.19.82; Springfield Republican 03.01.04; Springfield Republican 08.03.04; Burnett v Bishop of Springfield, MA Superior Court No 05-0331(B) 03.29.05; Springfield Republican 03.31.05; Telegram & Gazette 03.31.05; Telegram & Gazette (AP) 03.31.05; BA list of US Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08; The Republican 12.03.08; Berkshire Eagle 05.29.19; WWLP 06.03.19; Berkshire Eagle 06.04.19; Republican 06.11.19; The Republican 06.16.19; The Republican 06.18.19; Berkshire Eagle 06.21.19; Republican 06.23.19; The Republican 06.27.19; Berkshire Eagle 07.22.19; The Republican 07.23.19; The Republican 07.30.19; Springfield Republican 06.21.20; Western Mass News 06.22.20; Daily Hampshire Gazette 06.23.20; Daily Hampshire Gazette 06.24.20; New England Public Radio 06.24.20; Springfield Republican 06.24.20; Velis Investigation Report 06.24.20; WWLP 06.24.20; WWLP 06.25.20; Greenfield Recorder 06.28.20; Berkshire Eagle 07.04.20; Berkshire Eagle 07.10.20; Daily Hampshire Gazette 07.10.20; Mass Live 07.11.20; The Republican/MassLive 07.14.20; Berkshire Eagle 07.16.20; St Louis Post Dispatch 07.19.20; Springfield Republican 08.03.20; Catholic News Agency 08.07.20; Catholic News Agency 08.11.20; Springfield Republican 01.03.21; Berkshire Eagle 02.09.21; Republican via MassLive 02.09.21; Catholic News Agency 02.12.21
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wellinger
John W.1970PSettledDiocesanSent to St. Luke's in MD 2/86 for issues including substance abuse. In 10/87 gave drugs and alcohol to an 18-year-old parishioner, who was hospitalized as a result. Concerns in 1989 from parishioner about his giving teens alcohol and drugs, and young men staying at the parish house. Sent to St. Michael's in St. Louis MO in 1991 after trying to perform oral sex on a 24-year-old man without consent. Sent to St. Luke's 9/29/94-3/27/95. Personal leave 6/95. A few months later a young man alleged Wellinger sexually abused him at age 11 in 1989, then another report of abuse of a 13-year-old boy in 6/91. In 3/03 the diocese said Wellinger was "withdrawn from ministry." Suit filed 2004. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Died in 2011. Report 9/12 of abuse of 11- or 12-year-old altar boy in 1981 or 1982. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Associated Press 02.04.04; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.05.04; Post-Gazette 07.05.04; Tribune-Review 07.07.04; KDKA 08.03.04; Post-Gazette 08.04.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07; CBS Pittsburgh 04.08.13; Forest Hills Patch 04.08.13; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 04.08.13; Tribune-Review 04.08.13; WTAE 04.08.13; WXPI 04.08.13; Pottstown Mercury 04.09.13; SNAP Statement 04.09.13; North Hills Patch 04.10.13; North Allegheny Patch 04.11.13; SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
WellingerWallace G.(Wally)1953PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 3/15/19. Allegedly abused a minor in the 1960s. Ellinger was laicized in 1976 and went on to marry, settling in Austin, TX. He died in 2007.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary 03.17.07; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 03.15.19; Diocese of Springfield Cape-Girardeau 03.18.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Springfield Cape-Girardeau 03.18.19
WellsJohn1950PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Incardinated 1964 into the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Died 12/28/72. Diocese announced in 2/19/18 that it had received an allegation that Wells sexually abused a minor in the late 1960s. He was assigned during that as pastor of St. Joseph's in Advance and St. Anthony Mission in Glennon.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau 02.19.18; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 11.18.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau 02.19.18
WellsRobert J.1958PSettledRedemptoristAccused of abuse of a girl, ages 10-18. She notified the archdiocese in1992, shortly after Wells died. His name not made public until 2004. The woman filed suit 12/05 and her claims were Included in 8/06 settlement with the archdiocese. Included on the archdiocese list of credibly accused 1/16/20. It notes sexual misconduct with a minor 1977-86. Wells died in 1992.Anchorage, AKSource:
Anchorage Daily News 03.31.04; Anchorage Daily News 04.02.04; Peninsula Clarion 12.21.05; Anchorage Daily News 12.23.05; Anchorage Daily News 09.27.06; Archdiocese of Anchorage List 01.16.20
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Anchorage List 01.16.20
Welsh
Joseph L.1968PAccusedDiocesanPer docs released in 9/02, officials were warned in 1993 and again in 2001 that Welsh had abused children in two parishes. He was nonetheless promoted in 1997. One woman complained in 1993 that Welsh had raped her son. Another mother wrote to the archdiocese in 2001. Removed 2/02 and resigned 3/02 "as requested" after three brothers complained of abuse over a 20-year period. Welsh was in seminary with five other known abusers. Last known to be living in Carver, MA. Assigned to life of prayer and penance 2004. He died in St. Louis, MO 2/8/19.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 02.20.02; Patriot Ledger 02.20.02; Patriot Ledger 02.21.02; Boston Herald 03.03.02; Boston Globe 09.13.02; Patriot Ledger 12.19.02; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Boston Pilot Obituary 02.15.19
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Welsh
Richard J.1952PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the Davenport diocese's Creditors Committee website in 2007 as having credible allegations against him. On the diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused. Accused of abuse of six boys, beginning in 1962. Died in 1971.Davenport, IASource:
Davenport Diocese Creditors Committee Website 08.27.07; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Hawk Eye 07.12.08; Diocese of Davenport List 07.14.08; Quad-City Times 07.23.08
Assignments:
Catholic Messenger 07.17.08; BA.org Concise Assignment Record
Wempe
Michael Edwin1966PConvictedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 13 during 1972-95, per archdiocese. Sued several times in 2002-03. Original criminal charges dropped due to 2003 CA Supreme Court ruling. Re-arrested in 2003. Convicted on one count in 2006. Sentenced to three years in prison in 5/06. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement. Laicized in 2006. Settlement in 2020 in the low six figures of a claim of abuse of a boy, ages 14-15, in 1974-75 while assigned to St. Jude's in Westlake Village.Los Angeles, CASource:
Official Catholic Directory Story re Wempe 2006; LA Times 08.18.02; LA Times 06.27.03; Contra Costa Times (AP) 06.30.03; LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Tribune (AP) 08.17.04; National Catholic Reporter 03.18.05; Pasadena Star-News 11.20.05; LA Times 01.25.06; LA Times 02.23.06; KTLA 05.05.06; Desert Press 05.06.06; LA Daily News 10.12.12; Huffington Post (AP) 01.21.13; Realclearreligion 01.25.13
Assignments:
Garabedian Law Offices Assignment Record; LA Times Database 04.20.06; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Wendeln
Robert Anthony1947PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the Diocese of Covington's 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Left the diocese in 1968. Died 1/1/87.Covington, KYSource:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
WendlingLouis E.1939PSettledDiocesanMultiple allegations of the sexual abuse of girls. One claim against Wendling included in March 2008 $4.7M settlement with Dubuque involving claims against 9 priests. One woman claimed she was abused by Wendling in 1947. Diocesan review board and Archbishop Hanus decided allegation had not been substantiated. Died 9/25/69. At least one more claim included in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.Dubuque, IASource:
Globe Gazette 04.10.08; KCRG 04.10.08; Telegraph Herald 04.11.08; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
WendtPirmin (George)1924PSettledBenedictineOne of 10 individuals included in a 3/11 settlement by St. John's Abbey of Collegeville. All of the accused taught at St. John's Preparatory School or were assigned to parishes in St. Cloud. Wendt died 8/15/82. As part of settlement, the Abbey to release the names of 17 individuals with credible allegations against them. Name is included on list released by Abbey 12/9/13 of those monks likely to have offended against minors. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."St. Cloud, MNSource:
Behind the Pine Curtain accessed 03.29.11; Star Tribune 03.29.11; Star Tribune 03.30.11; St Cloud Times 04.01.11; Star Tribune 12.08.13; KARE 11 12.09.13; Pioneer Press 12.09.13; St Cloud Times 12.09.13; St John's Abbey Official Statement 12.09.13; Star Tribune 12.09.13; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis Statement 11.03.17; Catholic Spirit 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17
Assignments:
Archdicoese of St Paul and Minneapolis Assignment Record
Wenig
Laurin J.1973PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from St. Mary's Visitation Church in Elm Grove in 2/11 after a new allegation surfaced that he sexually molested a minor in the 1970s. Wenig denied all allegations in a letter to parishioners. No criminal charges filed due to the statute of limitations. Archdiocese was conducting its own investigation. Additional accusers came forward. Matter sent to Vatican for review. Voluntarily laicized in 6/15.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 02.26.11; Fox 6 02.27.11; Today's TMJ 02.27.11; Voice from the Desert 02.28.11; WISN 02.28.11; WISN 03.02.11; WTMJ 03.29.11; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.30.11; CBS 58 03.14.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 03.17.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 05.10.12; SNAP Wisconsin 01.27.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.29.13; LaCrosse Tribune 07.15.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Weniger
Lawrence P.1934PAccusedDiocesanAccused of fondling several boys in mid-1960s at Sacred Heart school and church in Luzerne. Was editor of Catholic Light, the diocesan newspaper. One accuser said believed the diocese knew about Weniger's behavior at the time. Msgr. Weniger died 7/11/72. Bishop Timlin admitted in 2002 that several allegations had been received after Weniger's death. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the diocese's list 8/19/18.Scranton, PASource:
Wilkes Barre Times Leader 07.09.06; Wilkes Barre Times Leader 07.30.06; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
Assignments:
Times Leader 07.09.06; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Werner
Justin N.1958PReinstatedDiocesanRetired in 2010. Had been assisting at St. Bernard Parish in Appleton when temporarily removed without privileges in 4/13 after allegation that he had abused a minor while at St. Edward Parish in Mackville in the 1970s. He denied the allegations. County authorities were notified and the diocese investigated. Allegation determined to be unsubstantiated. Restrictions removed in 6/13.Green Bay, WISource:
Fox 11 04.13.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.13.13; NBC 26 04.13.13; Press Gazette 04.13.13; SNAP Statement 04.13.13; Post Crescent 04.14.13; Fox 11 06.15.13; Milwaukee Journal 06.15.13; NBC 26 06.15.13; Post-Crescent 06.15.13; Press-Gazette 06.16.13
WernetCarl1932PSuedDiocesanIn 1992 a woman came forward to allege abuse as a child by Wernet. Her father had confronted Wernet and he admitted abuse. Diocese denied everything. She tacked up posters and seven other women came forward. The eight women filed suit in 9/03, alleging abuse 1953-67. Suit dismissed 2/97 on statute of limitations. Twenty-one more accusers, women and men, came forward. Wernet's personnel file was destroyed when he died in 1980. At least one parent had complained to the diocese earlier. Included on the diocese's list 6/21/19.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 11.01.92; Plain Dealer 09.04.93; Plain Dealer 07.26.95; Plain Dealer 02.06.97; Cleveland Plain Dealer 03.11.02; CBS 60 Minutes 06.12.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WerpechowskiFelix1929PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Hartford archdiocese on its list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. Retired 5/31/71. Died 1/22/72, prior to receipt of allegations. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were three allegations, of abuse of boys ages 5-14, occurring 1946-51.Hartford, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 01.22.19; Diocese of Norwich List 02.22.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Hartford Assignment Record; Holzberg Report 10.01.19
WerraBogdan1981PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the La Crosse diocese on its list 1/18/20, which notes one substantiated allegation. Suspended from the diocese 11/14/94. Accused in 2004 of embezzling over $240K from two parishes.La Crosse, WISource:
Michigan Courier Leader 08.30.04; Diocese of La Crosse List 01.18.20
Wert
William C.1986PConvictedCarmelitePreviously worked in CA. Charged in 2007 in D.C. with abuse of 14-year-old boy. Convicted in 9/07 of simple assault; sentenced to 180 days in jail and 5 years probation. Living at Order's retirement home in FL when arrested in Venice FL 2/1/11; accused of sex with a 14-year-old boy between 9/10 and 1/11. Father told police after finding improper messages on boy's phone. Civil suit filed 3/11. Order paid $1.75M to settle 7/15/11. Criminal trial held 2/13. Convicted 3/1/13. Sentenced to life in prison 5/13.Washington, DCSource:
Documents from Herald-Tribune related to 2007 Conviction & Arrest; WTSP 02.02.11; Herald-Tribune 02.03.11; Harold-Tribune 02.04.11; Herald-Tribune 02.04.11; Herald Tribune 02.06.11; Washington Examiner 02.06.11; WWSB 02.07.11; Herald Tribune 03.03.11; LA Times 03.15.11; Chicago Sun Times 03.17.11; Harold Tribune 03.31.11; Statement by SNAP 04.05.11; Herald-Tribune 06.09.11; Fox 59 07.15.11; Herald-Tribune 07.15.11; WWSB 07.16.11; Herald Tribune 03.01.13; Herald Tribune 05.16.13; Joliet Patch 05.17.13; SNAP Statement 05.17.13; Southtown Star 05.17.13; SNAP Statement 05.20.13
Werth
Charles M.1953PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list updated 11/5/18. Died 12/9/17. Pled guilty to exposure in 9/94 after he was arrested during a crackdown on lewd behavior in a park. Fined. Placed on leave. Died 12/9/17.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.09.94; Diocese of Buffalo List Updated 11.05.18; Buffalo News 03.24.19
Wertz
Gerald 1988PSuedSalesianCivil suit filed 2/24/11 accuses Wertz of abuse of a 15-year-old boy at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower 1993-94. Wertz was a teacher and counselor at the school at the time of the alleged abuse. The boy reported the abuse at the time; Wertz was not disciplined. Said to be to be living in 2011 at the Salesian Provincial Residence in San Francisco (1 block away from Cathedral school). On Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18. It notes report to the archdiocese in 2018 of incident(s) 1993-94.Los Angeles, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 02.24.11; John Doe FD civil suit filed in Los Angeles Co Superior Court 02.24.11; Statement by SNAP 02.24.11; Archdiocese of Los Angeles List Update 12.06.18
West
David F.1963PAccusedDiocesanArchdiocese announced in 12/15 a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a male minor in the 1970s by West, who died in 2004 at age 65. Per the announcement West served in about 20 parishes. Included on the archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit 12.03.15; Detroit Free Press 12.07.15; 13 ABC 12.08.15; CBS Detroit 12.08.15; Deadline Detroit 12.08.15; MLive 12.08.15; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
West
Paul BIndictedOFM FranciscanThe Diocese of Jackson announced 7/29/18 a credible allegation that West had sexually abused a minor while working at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenwood, where he was teacher and principal 6/93-11/98. On diocese's list 3/19/19. Abuse reported 1998 and 2018. Accused of abuse of two brothers and their cousins starting when they were ages 9 and 10 and St. Francis students in the mid- to late 1990s. The abuse reportedly included rapes and beatings. One of the three also alleged abuse by Bro. Donald Lucas, OFM. One boy reported the abuse in 1998 to the church and police; West was sent for a psych evaluation. He taught 4th and 5th grades at St. John's in Little Chute, WI 1999-2010. Left the Franciscans in 2002. Franciscans settled with two of West's accusers for $15K.The alleged victims filed a federal suit in 11/19 claiming the order pressured them into a small settlement which required their silence. Indicted 8/20 in MS. Pled not guilty. Charged also in WI.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson Statement 07.29.18; AP via Clarion Ledger 08.01.18; Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19; Associated Press 08.27.19; Associated Press 08.27.19; Assumption of BVM Franciscans Statement 08.28.19; Black Entertainment Tonight 08.28.19; WLUK 08.28.19; Associated Press 08.29.19; Green Bay Press Gazette 08.29.19; Clarion Ledger 10.04.19; Clarion Ledger 10.11.19; Post Standard 11.22.19; The Clarion Ledger 02.24.20; Associated Press 02.26.20; Associated Press via WJTV 11.23.20; Associated Press 02.07.21
Westhoff
Frank D.1961PAccusedDiocesanTransferred to Crosier Seminary Onmia MN in 1986 after accusation that he abused a 14-year-old in the sacristy of St. Patrick's in Decatur IL in 6/66. Sent in 1987 to Jefferson City MO diocese. Last assignment in MO ended in 2000. Retired in 2003. Died in 1/06. At least one additional molestation case was reported to Jefferson City diocese in 2006. On Jefferson City diocese's list 11/8/18. On Springfield IL diocese's list 11/29/18.Springfield, ILSource:
Tributes website; KOMU 05.07.12; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18; Diocese of Springfield IL List 11.29.18; Herald-Review 11.29.18; Herald-Review 11.30.18
Weston
Michael Howard1973PAccusedDiocesanNewly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan Report of 3/23/06. Resigned 9/93. Laicized 10/09. Personnel file released 01/14 shows he was working in Chicago in 1970s when at least one allegation received; no action by Archdiocese. In 2003, Review Board found allegations credible. Later worked as chaplain for Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley College.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report, page 3 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; Chicago Archdiocese Report 01.14.10; Chicago Archdiocese Report of Priests with substantiated allegations accessed 10.04.10; Personnel File Released 01.21.14; Wood TV 01.21.14; Newschannel 3 01.22.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WestrichKeith M. 1981PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry in 1986. Moved to Massachusetts, worked for Dept of Education. Associate commissioner with a focus on "preparing children for life after high school" when placed on leave after name released in 7/19. Retired after publicity, investigated by the state of MA.St. Louis, MOSource:
Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; Post Dispatch 08.16.19; Post-Dispatch 09.07.19
Wethington
Paul Volk1947PAccusedDiocesenOrdained for the Diocese of Covington. Incardinated into the Diocese of Lexington when it was created in 1988. Included on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). DIed 5/6/98.Covington, KYSource:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Wetzler
Daniel1963PAccusedDiocesanRetired in 7/02. Placed on leave in 11/02 after allegation that he molested a boy in 1966. Wetzler denied the charges and passed a polygraph. Investigation by the Church and a former Spokane police detective determined that Wetzler was innocent. Reportedly the boy had indeed been abused by a counselor but Wetzler had never acted as a counselor. Returned to active statusin 2/03. Placed on leave againin early 2014 during an investigation of accusations of past sexual abuse of another child. Per recommendation of the Diocesan Review Board, permanently removed in 10/14 and submitted to a monitoring program.Spokane, WASource:
Lilac City to Windy City; Spokesman-Review 11.27.02; Spokesman-Review 11.28.02; Yakima Herald Republic 11.28.02; Spokesman-Review 02.22.03; Associated Press 02.23.03; Spokesman-Review 02.24.03; Inland Register 12.01.05; Spokesman Review 05.04.07; Spokesman Review 05.05.07; Inland Register 10.30.14; The Spokesman-Review 10.30.14
WeyWilliam J.1947PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Wey, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on where or when the abuse occurred. Worked in St. Cloud, Brooten, Sedan, Tinath, Dent, Dumont and Collis. Died 07/18/88.St. Cloud, MNSource:
FindAGrave 07.18.88; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14; WJON 05.29.16
Wheatley
Robert Carroll1975PAccusedDiocesanFirst identified publicly as accused in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations: 'two allegations deemed substantiated.' The Owensboro list of assignments for Wheatley is incomplete; e.g., it omits that he was Assistant Principal at Trinity High School in Whitesville 1976-1980; Principal of St Mary High School in Paducah 1984-1986; and Vice President for Student Affairs at Christian Brothers College in Memphis TN 1987-1988. Died 10/7/13.Owensboro, KYSource:
Burns Funeral Home 10.07.13; Owensboro Diocesan List 04.12.19
Assignments:
Owensboro Diocesan List with Assignments 04.12.19; Prabook Profile 04.18.19
Wheeler
V.M. (Virgil Maxey)2018DArrestedDiocesanDeacon at St. Francis Xavier in Old Metairie. Attorney. The archdiocese announced on 8/3/20 that Wheeler had been removed from ministry due to an allegation that he abused a minor 20 years prior. Reportedly in 11/20 Wheeler was being investigated for allegations of the rape in his home 1/00-12/01 of a boy under age 13. Arrested 3/8/21.New Orleans, LASource:
WWL 4 CBS; Times Picayune and New Orleans Advocate 08.03.20; Times Picayune and New Orleans Advocate 08.03.20; WWL 03.08.21
Wheeler
William A.1936PSuedDiocesanIn a 1996 civil suit, two men alleged that they were fondled by Wheeler several times in the mid-1950s at an El Dorado children's home. (Same suit alleges that another brother was molested by a nun and that a second priest fathered a child with their sister.) The suit was dismissed on SOL. Died in 1994. On the diocese's 9/20/19 list of clerics with substantiated allegations. It notes that Wheeler's "ministry ended" in 1985. Also publicly accused in 2/20 of raping a girl who was a grade school student at Holy Cross in Hutchinson in the 1960s. His accuser said she had first been raped by a priest who preceded Wheeler at the parish.Wichita, KSSource:
Witchita Eagle 05.21.96; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10; Lawrence Journal-World 06.23.10; Diocese of Wichita List 09.20.19; Pratt Tribune 02.15.20; Lawrence Journal-World 03.05.20; KSN 02.12.21
Assignments:
Diocese of Wichita Assignment Record 09.20.19
WheelerWilliam J. 1952PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 8/19/18. Died in 1988.Scranton, PASource:
Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
Whelan
Stephen (Steve)1969PSettledSalesianEditor of Salesian Bulletin in 1997. Civll suit filed in 2003 by a man alleging abuse, including rape, by Whelan when he was a student at Salesian High School 1969-early 1970s. Whelan's accuser said Bro. Sal Billante witnessed the abuse and said nothing, that he told a counselor and was then chastised and threatened by the school principal. Also, that school administrator Rev. David Purdy tried to get him to commit suicide. Whelan still active in 8/05. Civil trial started 7/7/06. On 7/19/06 jury awarded plaintiff $600K. Whelan was removed from his position after the verdict and resided at the provincial house. CA Appeals Court upheld verdict 8/08. Removed from ministry. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.Oakland, CASource:
ABC 7 03.23.05; ABC 7 03.23.05; ABC 7 03.23.05; ABC 7 03.23.05; ABC 7 03.23.05; San Francisco 09.22.05; San Francisco 09.22.05; San Francisco 09.22.05; San Francisco 09.22.05; San Francisco 09.22.05; SF Weekly 01.05.06; SF Weekly 01.05.06; SF Weekly 01.05.06; SF Weekly 01.05.06; SF Weekly 01.05.06; Contra Costa Times 07.08.06; Contra Costa Times 07.08.06; Contra Costa Times 07.08.06; Contra Costa Times 07.08.06; Contra Costa Times 07.08.06; West County Times 07.11.06; West County Times 07.11.06; West County Times 07.11.06; West County Times 07.11.06; West County Times 07.11.06; Contra Costa Times 07.12.06; Contra Costa Times 07.12.06; Contra Costa Times 07.12.06; Contra Costa Times 07.12.06; Contra Costa Times 07.12.06; ABC30 07.19.06; ABC30 07.19.06; ABC30 07.19.06; ABC30 07.19.06; Contra Costa Times 07.24.06; Contra Costa Times 07.24.06; Contra Costa Times 07.24.06; Renew America 12.01.06; Renew America 12.01.06; Renew America 12.01.06; San Francisco Weekly 08.15.07; San Francisco Weekly 08.15.07; San Francisco Weekly 08.15.07; San Francisco Weekly 08.15.07; San Francisco Weekly 08.15.07; City of Angels 03.19.08; City of Angels 03.19.08; City of Angels 03.19.08; City of Angels 03.19.08; City of Angels 03.19.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Renew America 08.26.08; Renew America 08.26.08; Renew America 08.26.08; Renew America 08.26.08; Renew America 08.26.08; Huffington Post 11.04.10; Huffington Post 11.04.10; Huffington Post 11.04.10; Huffington Post 11.04.10; Huffington Post 11.04.10; Bay Citizen 04.23.11; Bay Citizen 04.23.11; Bay Citizen 04.23.11; Bay Citizen 04.23.11; Bay Citizen 04.23.11; Joey Piscitelli Blog 07.01.12; Joey Piscitelli Blog 07.01.12; Joey Piscitelli Blog 07.01.12; Joey Piscitelli Blog 07.01.12; Joey Piscitelli Blog 07.01.12; Bay Area News Group 10.11.18; Bay Area News Group 10.11.18; Bay Area News Group 10.11.18; Bay Area News Group 10.11.18; Bay Area News Group 10.11.18; KTVU 10.11.18; KTVU 10.11.18; KTVU 10.11.18; KTVU 10.11.18; KTVU 10.11.18; NBC Bay Area 10.11.18; NBC Bay Area 10.11.18; NBC Bay Area 10.11.18; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; CNN via San Jose Mercury News 12.02.19; CNN via San Jose Mercury News 12.02.19; CNN via San Jose Mercury News 12.02.19; Epoch Times 12.24.19; Epoch Times 12.24.19; Epoch Times 12.24.19
Whelan (Whalen)
Donald J. 1957PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 2/26/04 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy 1964-65, beginning when the boy was age 12. The abuse allegedly occurred in the rectory of St. John Vianney in the Bronx and on overnight beach trips, and included anal penetration. (The suit misspells the priest's name as Whalen.) Died in 1987. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Claims against Whelan eligible for IRCP. In 11/19 lawsuit, accused along with Auxiliary Bishop Austin Vaughan, of sexually abusing a boy in 1979 while both men were assigned to St. Patrick's in Newburgh.New York, NYSource:
Complaint 02.26.04; Newsday 02.28.04; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; Times Herald-Record 12.12.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Whipkey
Robert1983PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. In 1998, during a four-day field trip to a camp in Florissant CO, Whipkey, as chaperone, shared a cabin with four sixth-grade boys. Their parents complained to the archdiocese that Whipkey was naked much of the time in the cabin and put shaving cream on the boys' faces while naked to wake them up at least one morning. Pastor of St. Anthony's in Sterling, Sacred Heart in Peetz, and St. Catherine in Iliff during that time. Required to receive therapy, and was sent to St. Louis for a 3-day evaluation. He first denied, then later admitted to a sexual motivation for his behavior. After a year and five months, and despite his therapist's warning, he was reassigned without restrictions to the Cathedral in Denver. Arrested in 6/07 for walking down a street nude. Placed on leave in 8/07 after publicity. Convicted in 6/08 of indecent exposure. Sentenced to five-years probation, community service, and to register as a sex offender.Denver, COSource:
Rocky Mountain News 08.10.07; Rocky Mountain News 08.14.07; News 2 12.19.07; The Denver Channel 06.11.08; Longmont Times-Call 06.13.19; Denver post 08.09.19; CO Attorney General Special Masters Report 10.22.19; Denver Post 11.04.19; Longmont Times-Call 11.20.19
Assignments:
Anderson Ad Book 11.13.19
WhiteCharles1965PAccusedDiocesanIn 8/19 the diocese announced that it had deemed credible an allegation that White sexually abused a minor 1974-78, while assigned to American Martyrs Church in Queens. The allegation was made via a reporting line 3/29/18 and law enforcement was notified. During the investigation it was discovered that that another allegation had been made 2/1/99, and in 4/04 the diocese determined it was not credible. The case was reopened and, this time, the allegations deemed credible. White was permanently removed from ministry 7/1/19.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn 08.13.19; Diocese of Brooklyn List updated 09.20.19
White
Clark S.1974PSuedDiocesanWhite 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. He was pastor of St. Patrick's in Brasher Falls at time of his removal. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. Included on diocese's list 11/13/18. Named in lawsuit(s) 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
White
Cosmas1961PSettledBenedictinePrior to 7/02, a man filed suit alleging that White abused him during the 1964-65 school year at Mount Angel Seminary Prep School. White "retired" without privileges after the suit was filed. Suit settled "for a nominal amount of money" two months after it was filed. Per news in 9/04, the order cleared White of the molestation charges and he was to be allowed to resume public ministry. Review board found no evidence to support the allegation. Died 4/27/17.Portland, ORSource:
Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; Statesman Journal 11.19.02; The Oregonian 09.04.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Unger Funeral Chapel Obituary accessed 11.12.20
White
Gervase1954PAccusedO.F.M.Named publicly as accused in a news report 4/11/19. Worked at St. Bonaventure University as an administrator and teacher for 47 years. Died 1/7/02.Buffalo, NYSource:
Olean Times Herald 04.11.19; Olean Times Herald 04.11.19; The Bona Venture 04.11.19; Holy Name Province Franciscans bio accessed 06.29.20
WhiteGregory1996PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Paterson diocese on its list 2/13/19. One accusation noted. Died 5/10/02, age 32.Paterson, NJSource:
NewJerseyHills Obituary 05.23.02; Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19
White
Harold Robert1960PSettledDiocesanSued in 2005 and 2006. Suits by at least 30 men and women claimed abuse by White when they were children. Archdiocese allegedly knew about White's behavior as early as 1960s yet kept him in ministry. Sent to NM for treatment 12/81, reassigned to a parish in 1/82. Worked in 11 parishes over 33 years. Removed in 1993. Laicized in 2004. Died 11/14/06 in Cancun, Mexico. Ten suits settled 1/07. Others settled 7/08. Three more filed 7/08. Included in the CO A.G.'s report 10/23/19; it noted White to be "the most prolific known clergy child sex abuser in Colorado history" and to have likely abused at least 63 children.Denver, COSource:
Denver Post 07.26.05; Denver Post 08.01.05; Aspen Times 08.04.05; Denver Post 08.18.05; Denver Post 08.24.05; Rocky Mountain News 09.08.05; Denver Post 09.21.05; CBS 4 01.19.06; Denver Post 02.04.06; Denver Post 05.28.06; Rocky Mountain News 06.01.06; Denver Post 11.02.06; Denver Post 11.14.06; Denver Post 11.16.06; Rocky Mountain News 11.17.06; Catholic News Agency 07.01.08; Denver Post 07.02.08; Rocky Mountain News 07.02.08; Denver Post 07.03.08; CO Attorney General Masters Report 10.22.19; CPR News 10.25.19; Post Independent 10.28.19; Post Independent 10.28.19; Denver Channel 11.09.19; KTVD 11.17.20; Catholic News Service 12.04.20; Denver Post 10.02.21
Assignments:
Anderson Ad Book 11.13.19; Documents; BA.org Assignment Record
White
James E.1983PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Pastor of St. Vito-Most Holy Trinity in Mamaroneck when placed on leave in 10/19 after accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act. The allegations dated to the 1980s, when he was assigned to Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. White denied the allegations. Died ih 12/19.New York, NYSource:
WPIX TV 10.05.19; Rockland/Westchester Journal News 10.07.19; Catholic New York 10.10.19; The Journal News via Legacy 12.14.19
WhiteJohn J. 1957PAccusedDiocesanClose friend, business partner, traveling companion and associate of later convicted priest Paul Shanley. White and Shanley were accused in 9/03 of abuse of the same boy in the 1970s. White moved to Thailand in 2002 and died in 2004. In 8/11 Boston the AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical or criminal investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
NY Times 04.10.02; Boston Herald 05.07.02; Boston Globe 02.25.04; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
White
Leroy E.1956PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1991 of sexually touching a female minor. Also accused of touching several women. Sent for treatment out of state and returned to ministry. Reportedly retired in 1994 and worked in the Lansing diocese while in residence at a parish there. Removed again in 2002 for the 1991 allegation. Restricted in 2004 by the Vatican from working in the Kalamazoo area. Retired in the Lansing diocese.Kalamazoo, MISource:
Grand Rapids Press 06.20.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; ABC 12 04.26.04
White
Louis Paul1975PSettledDiocesanIn 2008 a man told the archdiocese that White and two other priests molested him as a minor at San Fernando Cathedral 1978-82. In 2009 the archdiocese made the allegation public and said previous allegations had been "handled" at that time. One man filed suit 11/18/10 claiming 1976-77 abuse. Case with archdiocese settled 1/7/13. A separate Default Judgment for $181M taken against White who represented himself but did not show for the trial. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes he was sent to treatment in 1980 after an allegation. Reassigned in 1981 and abused again. Sent again to treatment in 1986. Reassigned with restrictions. Left ministry in 1988. Laicized in 1989.San Antonio, TXSource:
Statement by Archdiocese of San Antonio 03.08.09; KSAT 03.09.09; WOAI 03.09.09; Houston Chronicle 03.10.09; San Antonio Express News 03.10.09; WOAI 03.13.09; San Antonio Express News 11.19.10; San Antonio Express News 06.17.12; San Antonio Express News 06.18.12; San Antonio Express News 01.08.13; My Fox Austin 01.09.13; Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of San Antonio Updated Assignment Record
White
Myles Patrick1968PConvictedDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 1992 after seen on a 30 minute segment of a videotape having sex with a boy. He had donated the tape to a garage sale. When police arrested him, he was destroying pictures of boys. Sentenced to four years prison in 1993 in Illinois and similar sentence in Indiana. Released from prison in 1995. At least four suits settled by 11/95. One victim known to have died by suicide 20 years after the abuse. White died in 2012. Named in new civil suit 5/13. One of five priests named in $4.137 million suit settled 4/15.Joliet, ILSource:
Associated Press 07.29.92; Chicago Sun-Times 07.30.92; Chicago Tribune (AP) 07.30.92; Chicago Tribune 07.31.92; Associated Press 08.22.92; Chicago Tribune 12.10.92; Chicago Tribune 04.16.93; Chicago Tribune 05.10.93; Chicago Tribune 08.17.93; Chicago Tribune 12.01.94; Chicago Tribune 04.22.95; Herald News 05.05.02; The Herald News 02.15.06; Diocese of Joliet Press Release 04.09.06; Chicago Sun-Times 04.11.06; Herald News 05.17.06; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Patch 04.15.15
WhitePaul BSettledOFM Cap.In 9/13 Attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced a settlement on behalf of a woman who accused White of abusing her in the late 1960s, when she was about age 9 and he worked at St. Lawrence Friary in Milton. White is deceased.Boston, MASource:
The Republic (AP) 09.04.13
White
Paul David1961PSettledDiocesanPlaced on leave in 1972 after choosing to remove himself from parish life in 1970 and to teach in a public school in Haverhill, MA. Allegations by a former altar boy received in 1996. This accuser filed suit in 6/98, claiming abuse by White 1964-71 at Sacred Heart in Bradford, MA. Suit later settled. White still teaching after information released in 1/02 but lost his job as religious education teacher at a local parish. "Voluntary" laicization announced 6/10/05. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 06.11.98; Boston Globe 01.28.02; Boston Herald 12.17.02; Eagle-Tribune 12.30.02; Boston Globe 06.10.05; Lowell Sun 06.10.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; Another RCAB Assignment Record
White
William F.J.1968PSuedDiocesanAccused by 11 men of abuse as teens 1961-93. Suspended in 1993. Diocese had complaints in 1979. More complaints in 1987 when family reported he tried to molest two brothers the night of their father's wake. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. Died in 2016. Lawsuit filed 8/19 claims White raped two brothers and forced the boys to rape each other. The abuse allegedly began in 1982, when the boys were under age 11, and went on for almost 10 years. Allegedly plied the boys with alcohol and drugs and paid them to keep quiet. The family attended Annunciation parish in Black Rock. By 2/20 White was named in lawsuits by seven plaintiffs filed under the NY Child Victims Act.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 03.08.94; Buffalo News 03.09.94; Buffalo News 03.11.94; Buffalo News 03.31.94; Buffalo News 05.29.94; Buffalo News 05.29.94; Buffalo News 04.02.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Buffalo News 02.28.18; WIVB 03.13.18; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18; Buffalo News 05.19.19; Buffalo News 08.14.19; Buffalo News 08.14.19; Buffalo News 10.20.19; Buffalo Times 03.02.20; WKBW 03.11.20
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
White
William T.1958PSettledDiocesanReport to archdiocese in 1997 of abuse White of a 17-year-old male high school student and continuing for three years in the 1970s. Settlement in 1998 for $100K. White was working in Palm Beach, FL when accusations made. Allowed to continue working after evaluation until 2002; removed from teaching position at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. Accused in a 2/26/04 civil suit of abuse of a boy, ages 9-11 in 1959-61 at Holy Cross parish in Manhattan. Laicized. On NY archdiocese's list 4/26/19. New suit filed 8/19 alleging abuse 1972-73 of a boy in Rye, ages 11-12.New York, NYSource:
Journal News 04.03.02; NY Post 04.12.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Perez et al v Parrakow, et al, Supreme Court of NY, County of NY, 02.26.04; Palm Beach Post 02.28.04; Sun-Sentinel 04.24.06; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; Journal News 08.30.19; WKBW TV 12.12.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Whiteley
John J.1967PSettledDiocesanAccused in 1991 suit of abusing David Clohessy 1969-73 from about age 12. Abuse included touching the boy's genitals and lying on top of him during trips, some of them out-of-state. Allegedly abused others including Clohessy's brother Kevin, later a priest and himself accused of abuse. College chaplain from 1983; Army reserve chaplain by 1990; chancery job 1991; resigned and disappeared 1992. Case dismissed 1992 after MO Supreme Court decision on new SOL law. Reportedly became a flight attendant. Last known to be living in Naples FL, possibly moved to Miami area. Diocese gave David Clohessy $40,000 settlement 8/19/15. Clohessy asked the diocese to post names of proven, admitted and credibly accused child molesting clerics on parish websites and to warn FL Catholics about Whiteley; the diocese did not meet that request. As of 11/18 Whitely had not been laicized. On diocese's list 11/8/18.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Columbia Missourian 09.07.90; Rolla Daily News 08.02.91; Columbia Missourian 08.04.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 08.06.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 09.06.91; Columbia Missourian 09.06.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 09.12.91; Columbia Daily Tribune 09.19.91; Columbia Missourian 02.09.92; Columbia Daily Tribune 02.15.92; Columbia Missourian 02.17.92; Post-Dispatch 04.08.02; NY Times 05.12.02; Post-Dispatch 05.12.02; The Pitch 10.16.03; Journal of Religion & Abuse 06.02.04; Naples Daily News 09.03.15; SNAP Statement 09.03.15; Moberly Monitor-Index 09.11.15; Seattle Weekly 02.23.16; KSDK 08.20.18; Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18; Riverfront Times 02.12.20
Assignments:
; BA.org Assignment Record
Whitney
Paul1958PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Accused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act. First assignment was the missionary apostolate at Blessed Sacrament in Delevan. Helped out at Mother of Divine Grace in Cheektowaga, and was its associate director of summer schools. Assigned 1959-61 to a Buffalo parish, taught at Diocesan Prep Seminary 1961-68. St. John Vianeney Seminary spiritual director 1969-74. Briefly administrator of St. Mary's in Pilion, then pastor 1975-82 of St. Joseph's in Gowanda. St. Paul's in Kenmore pastor 1982-1994. Named monsignor in 1984. Pastor 1995-2002 of St. Mary's in Medina. Retired in 2002. Temp administrator 2004 of Immaculate Conception in East Bethany. Held chancery and community positions. Died 7/28/15.Buffalo, NYSource:
WNYCatholic obituary 07.28.15; Buffalo News 08.22.20
Whitten
Carlton E.1961PAccusedJesuitPlaced on leave in 12/07 and moved from his residence at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. Order investigated "an alleged recent incident of improper touching involving a 17-year-old boy while on a pastoral assignment" in White Salmon, WA. Often filled in along the western coast states for priests on vacation or leave. Included on the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18. Noted to be still living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, on a safety plan. Died 12/10/20.Yakima, WASource:
San Jose Mercury News 12.21.07; San Jose Mercury News 12.22.07; Yakima Herald-Republic 12.22.07; White Salmon 01.02.08; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19; Jesuits West Province List 12.11.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits West Province List 12.11.20
WhittenSusan NAccusedMember of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. (PHJC). Taught at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne 1963-67. Dispensed from vows in 1967. Deceased. Named by the diocese in 9/11 as credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. Her accuser was a 1967 graduate of Dwenger.Fort Wayne-South Bend, INSource:
Journal Gazette 09.11.19
WhittetHarold E.1940PAccusedDiocesanWhittet was one of 17 priests listed on an 8/02 memo to Archbishop Flynn regarding priests with known abuse histories, but his name was omitted from the Archdiocesan list released 12/13. No reason given. No further details of abuse released. Died 10/08/89.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Find A Grave 10.08.89; Star Tribune 12.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.20.13; SNAP MN Statement 12.20.13
WichmanowskiJoseph S.  ?PSettledDiocesanAccused in a 2004 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl for a year, beginning when she was age 12. Time-frame unclear, but possibly was while he was at St. Stanislaus in Ambridge, where he worked 12/53-6/57. He allegedly made the girl dress provocatively, gave her wine, and forced her to perform oral sex on him. The abuse allegedly occurred several times a week. Wichmanowski died in 1977. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.29.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Wicks
Kenneth1963PnoneDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 11/20/93.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
Widera
Siegfried Francis1967PConvictedDiocesanConvicted in 1973 in MIlwaukee for the sexual abuse of an 11-year-old boy. Other charges dropped. Sent to Orange, CA; they knew of his behavior. Indicted in 2002 on 33 felony accounts. Died by suicide in Mexico in 2003. There were 9 civil suits filed in CA and 3 in WI. WI cases dismissed on SOL; upheld by Court of Appeals in 8/06. Milwaukee settled with 9 CA Plaintiffs for $16.65M on 9/01/06. Church knew of history from ordination. Another CA case settled with Milwaukee in 3/09. Personnel file released in 7/13.Milwaukee, WISource:
Collection of Articles prior to 03.01.07; Pioneer Press 07.11.07; Statement by Archbishop of Milwaukee 02.01.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.03.09; Journal Sentinel 10.13.10; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12; Orange County Weekly 03.18.13; Port Washington Saukville Patch 07.03.13; ABC News (AP) 07.05.13; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.20.13; LAist 11.02.17; Diocese of Orange List Updated 04.02.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Orange County Weekly 03.04.05; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Wieber
Raymond H.1969PSuedDiocesanAccused of sexually abusing teen boys. Lawsuit (later dropped) claimed Wieber used alcohol and LSD in repeated and systematic sex abuse 1969-70. Ran a popular youth program during the 1970s. Warnings about his character were noted in his personnel file before ordination, but no efforts to supervise him. Granted leave in 11/92. Died 8/17/93. On diocese's list 9/28/18.Lafayette, INSource:
Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.16.97; Indianapolis Star 02.17.97; Journal & Courier 02.01.04; Lafayette Journal & Courier 10.01.18; Diocese of Lafayette IN List 09.28.28
Wieberg
John R.1918PAccusedDiocesanWorked in parishes in St. Charles County, and in several rural parishes in Advance, Charleston (later part of Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese) and Arcadia. Archbishop Carlson announced 3/16/11 that several individuals (at least 5) had come forward in recent years to accuse Wieberg of abuse almost 50 years prior. Wieberg died in 1963. One man, now 80, said he was abused in 1940 at age 9. Reports were found credible by archdiocesan review board. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau list updated 4/1/19. It notes abuse 1942-45 reported in 2004 and 2018.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Review 03.16.11; Joplin Independent 03.21.11; St Louis Post Dispatch 03.21.11; KMOV 03.22.11; KMOX 03.22.11; News-Leader 03.22.11; Berger's Beat 11.01.11; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 04.01.19; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19
Wiebler
William F.1955PSettledDiocesanAccusations of abuse reported to church in the 1970s-1980s. Retired 1991. Several suits. Some claims in Davenport's 2004 settlement. One mediated to $180K settlement. Ordered by bishop to Vianney Renewal center in 2002; left 2004, refused to return. Laicized 5/06. Suit by 12 more plaintiffs filed 5/06. Included on the Davenport diocese's list of credibly accused in 7/08, which notes allegations of abuse of 29 boys. Also worked in Jackson MS diocese. Died 9/06. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19.Davenport, IASource:
Quad-City Times 04.02.04; Des Moines Register 07.08.04; Post Dispatch 09.19.04; Des Moines Register 09.21.04; Des Mointes Register 07.26.05; Press Citizen (AP) 05.12.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 05.13.06; Courier 05.23.06; Gazette (AP) 10.04.06; Post Dispatch 10.04.06; Des Moines Register 10.12.06; Quad-City Times 10.15.06; Quad-City Times 11.12.06; Quad-City Times 11.26.06; Quad-City Times 04.08.07; Iowa City Press-Citizen 02.11.08; Quad-City Times 07.10.08; Diocese of Davenport List 07.14.08; Quad-City Times 07.18.08; SNAP 03.09.16; Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
Assignments:
; BA.org Concise Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record; Catholic Messenger 07.17.08
Wiecek
Ron1971PAccusedHoly Order of the Most Precious BloodAllegations made public in 1/10. Placed on leave. Per news reports, Wiecek's privileges were removed after accused of having "overzealously spanked" a boy in the 1970s while working in the Santa Rosa diocese, and he attempted to pick up a gay man about 30 years prior. Had been in Monterey for 20 years. Order recalled him to Ohio immediately. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19.Santa Rosa, CASource:
Fox 35 KCBA 01.25.10; The Californian 01.25.10; The Californian 01.26.10; Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
WiederHenry1989PAccusedDiocesanFirst identified publicly as accused in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations: 'one allegation of sexual abuse received in 2002 involving incident prior to ordination deemed substantiated.' The Owensboro list of assignments omits Wieder's chancery position of Director of Youth Ministry, as indicated in the 1996 Official Catholic Directory.Owensboro, KYSource:
Owensboro Diocesan List 04.12.19
Assignments:
Owensboro Diocesan List with Assignments 04.12.19
Wiejata
Sylwester1996PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of a 13-year-old girl in 2000. In treatment in 1999 and on leave by 2000. Laicized in 2002. Testimony in 2012 trial of Msgr. Lynn shows he had attraction to women, particularly married women and that the girl he admitted (to Msgr. Lynn) abusing was the daughter of one woman with whom he had a sexual relationship. Msgr. Lynn admitted at trial that he did not report to police or attempt to learn identity of the girl because he doubted the credibility of the woman who first told him about Wiejata.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; NCR Today 05.01.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.01.12; Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.02.12
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Wielebski
John T.1978PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for Trinitarians. Incardinated into the Baltimore archdiocese in 1988. Removed 12/18/09 from assignment at Resurrection of Our Lord in Laurel after reports by three that he abused them mid- to late-1980s. Abuse apparently occurred before and after incardination in Baltimore. Archdiocese delayed announcement until 1/10/10 to allow police to complete investigation. On Baltimore's list 7/23/19.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore Press Release 01.10.10; Archdiocese of Baltimore Press Release 01.10.10; Baltimore Sun 01.10.10; Baltimore Sun 01.10.10; Washington Examiner 01.10.10; Washington Examiner 01.10.10; Baltimore Sun 01.11.10; Baltimore Sun 01.11.10; Gazette 01.14.10; Gazette 01.14.10; Cumberland Times-News 02.05.10; Cumberland Times-News 02.05.10; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 07.23.19; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 09.05.19
Wiggins
Charles W.1985PSuedDiocesanName on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli on 11/16/06. Removed from ministry 2003; living in Norwood, PA. Civil suit filed by a woman in 6/09 alleged abuse in 1986 at St. Mark's High School. Suit dismissed in 5/10 by court for failure to timely serve Wiggins. Diocese was paying cash payments to Wiggins until 11/09; wanted to continue health benefits pending resolution of Bankruptcy. Won argument to block release of personnel file.Wilmington, DESource:
BishopAccountability Parish Assignments of Accused Delaware Priests; News Journal 01.28.03; News Journal 11.20.05; News Journal 11.20.05; The Dialog 11.16.06; News Journal 11.17.06; WDEL 06.26.09; Pocono Record 11.28.09; CBS 3 06.01.10; The Republic 07.05.11; News Journal 08.12.11; Diocese of Wilmington List of Accused Priests 02.16.12; News Journal 02.19.12; News Journal 12.06.12
Assignments:
News Journal 11.16.06
WigginsVince1981PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the San Angelo diocese on its list 6/14/19. Laicized 1995.San Angelo, TXSource:
Diocese of San Angelo List 02.13.19
WigglesworthWayne E.1960s ?PConvictedJosephiteWorked in the Baltimore area 1960s-1980s. Met his wife when she was teenager at church. Married her when her family learned she was pregnant at 19. She found child porn on computer in 2007 and left him. He would visit her in rehab center (auto accident). Police warned him after he made improper calls to a 9-year-old boy he met there. Arrested in 8/09 in Chicago after caught in a car with a 15-year-old boy he met online. More child porn found. Pled guilty in 1/11. Sentenced in 8/12 to 10 years prison and 10 years probation.Chicago, ILSource:
Post-Tribune 08.21.09; NWI 08.26.09; NWI 08.31.09; Post Tribune 09.02.09; MyFoxChicago 09.17.09; NWI 11.07.09; NWI 01.07.11; Post-Tribune 01.26.11; Post-Tribune 01.28.11; Post-Tribune 08.07.12
Wilcox
Gordon1955PSettledCongregation of Holy CrossNamed in a 2004 suit against Rev. Donald Eagleson, which was partially settled in 2005. Wilcox was named as an abuser of a male student in 1971 at Moreau High School in Hayward. Died 10/4/84. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Congregation of Holy Cross list 6/12/19. It notes multiple allegations in 2003 and 2012 of abuse in CA in the 1970s. Suit filed in 11/19 by man claiming abuse in the 1970s as a Moreau Catholic High student, by both Wilcox and Rev. John Moriarty.Oakland, CASource:
Press Democrat 07.21.06; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; San Jose Mercury News 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; Mercury News 11.07.19
Wild
David D.1953PSettledDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 1992. A man filed civil suit same year which alleged that Wild fondled him in the rectory at St. Bernard's Church in Oriska in 1966. Two more men had filed suits by 11/94. All three suits settled in 12/94. Both 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories refer to Wild as "retired." Died 10/26/08. Included on the diocese's list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated.Fargo, NDSource:
Minot Daily News 09.25.92; Bismark Tribune 08.29.93; Bismark Tribune 11.07.94; Bismark Tribune 01.01.95; Boulger Funeral Home website 10.26.08
WildemanRichard J.1977PAccusedDiocesanRemoved in 5/02 after admitting to bishop that allegations that he fondled a 16-year-old girl on several occasions over 20 years before were "substantially true." Had been working in Haiti for two years; recalled to Evansville after his victim notified the diocese. Left active ministry 5/28/02. In 3/04 he was living in Nashville, TN. Laicized 8/17/07. On the diocese's list 2/22/19.Evansville, INSource:
Associated Press 05.31.02; Beliefnet 05.31.02; Associated Press 06.15.02; Associated Press 06.20.02; Courier & Press 03.21.04; DIocese of Evansville List 02.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Evansville List 02.22.19
WildersGeorge1970PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 7/4/90.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
WildgruberFrancis1960PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 2/19. Died 4/30/2004.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
WileyJohn F. 1956PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. Died 2/26/84.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18
WilhelmAnthony Joseph1954PAccusedPaulistNamed publicly as accused by the Paulist order on its list 3/8/19. It notes an allegation reported in 2017 of abuse in Minneapolis in 1964, and that the report was part of the MN Child Victims Act. Wilhelm left the Paulists 8/20/75 and died 7/7/99.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Paulist Fathers List 03.08.19
Wilhelm
Joseph BAccusedLaSalle Christian BrotherEntered the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1942. Took final vows in 1948. Name included on the Diocese of Covington's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Assigned to Newport Catholic High School 1963-77. Also taught in Chicago IL, St. Paul MN, Jefferson City MO, Memphis TN, Santa Fe NM, Cincinnati OH. Died 9/6/11.Covington, KYSource:
Kentucky Enquirer Obituary via Legacy 09.08.11; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Wilk
Joseph1981PSuedDiocesanRecalled from sabbatical in 2007 to assume new post. Left priesthood in 9/10. Named as abuser in civil suit filed 5/13. Accused of abusing one youth at St. Matthew Church in Schaumburg beginning in 1995 when the boy was 10 and continuing for 8 years. Would allegedly give the boy alcohol and occasionally money. Accuser's father told Archdiocese in 2010 but nothing done. In 2/14, Archdiocese added Wilk's name to their public list of priests with credible allegations of abuse. As of 7/24/14, the Archdiocese of Chicago said it had reinstated him as a priest in good standing after new information found relating to allegations against him. No announcement made as to status of civil case against him except that the civil case still existed and active in the courts.Chicago, ILSource:
Archdiocese of Chicago List of Priests with Credible Allegations, rev 01.30.14; Chicago Tribune 02.06.14; Daily Herald 02.06.14; SNAP Statement 02.06.14; Daily Herald 08.21.14; Chicago Tribune 08.22.14; Daily Herald 08.22.14
WilkinsonJohn V,1948PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/26/19. Claims against Wilkinson eligible for the IRCP. Died in 2005.New York, NYSource:
Journal News Obituary 07.07.05; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
WilkinsonThomas P. 1958PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 9/12/17. Died 6/13/86.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19
Wilkuski
Leonard F.1963PAccusedDiocesanWilkuski resigned from parish and was placed on leave 5/02 after acknowledging an allegation of sexual misconduct which occurred "much earlier" in his ministry. Laicized 2/17/06, per diocese.Saginaw, MISource:
Grand Rapids Press 05.13.02; Associated Press 06.12.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Diocese of Saginaw 04.14.18; MLive 04.14.18; Huron Daily Tribune 05.02.18; Huron Tribune 05.15.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Saginaw
Willemsen
Adreanus Johannes1954PAccusedVincentianNamed publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Also on Austin diocese's list 1/31/19. From the Netherlands. Ordained for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Vincentians), later diocesan. A/k/a Andy, Andrew, Andre. As a Vincentian, worked briefly in Camarillo, CA then in Houston TX 1964-81. Became Austin diocesan priest 1982. Galveston-Houston diocese received allegation in 1988. Sent back to Netherlands in 1988, continued ministry there until removed in 2004, still as an incardinated Austin priest. Allegedly many victims. Died in 2012. On Vincentians' list in 2020.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
News 4 01.30.01; Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19; Diocese of Austin List 01.31.19; Crux 02.04.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Austin Assignments; Vincentians Western Province List 12.07.20
Willenborg
Henry V.1976PAccusedOFM FranciscanAccused in 2009 of a 5-year affair in IL with a woman beginning in the early 1980s. Another woman came forward during that time to allege a long relationship with him when she was in high school. Order sent him to Paraclete facility for treatment for 7 months. The first woman gave birth to his son after his return. She received support from the Franciscans over the years, and made the matter public in 10/09 because the 22-year-old son had terminal cancer and she also had cancer. Diocese placed WIllenborg on leave pending investigation. Son died 12/09. On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. Worked in New Orleans 1988-93.Superior, WISource:
NY Times 10.15.09; Duluth News Tribune 10.16.09; Associated Press 10.17.09; Duluth News Tribune 10.17.09; NY Times 10.17.09; River Front Times 10.19.09; KTVI 10.20.09; KSDK 10.23.09; St Louis Post-Dispatch 10.23.09; Herald-Whig 11.04.09; NY Times 11.29.09; Bona Venture 12.07.09; The Times (UK) 04.17.10; Quincy News 07.01.10; Berger's Beat 07.29.10; Response by Diocese of Springfield 08.05.10; State Journal-Register 08.06.10; Wisconsin Public Radio 12.21.15; SNAP 12.31.15; WIVB 12.19.18; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 04.01.19; Official Committee of Creditors 10.13.20
Assignments:
; BA.org Assignment Record
Willett
Joseph Robert 1968PSettledDiocesanAccused, along with two other priests, of abusing a girl in the 1960s. The alleged victim settled with the Diocese in 1999 for $41K. In 2003 she died by suicide. Her family returned the settlement and filed suit on her behalf, saying she didn't have capacity to enter into settlement. She had been hospitalized several times. The Diocese said she was 18 and that the relationship was 'consensual.' Willet died 11/6/01.Owensboro, KYSource:
Paducah Sun 11.07.01; Courier-Journal 11.07.03; Courier-Journal 11.08.03; Messinger-Inquirer 07.19.06
WillettStanislas Kotska NSuedSisters of Charity of NazarethIn an addition to a suit 8/3/04, accused of sexually abusing a girl at St. Vincent Orphanage in Louisville, beginning in 1938 when the girl was age 6 and continuing until she was removed from the orphanage in 1943. Willett was mother superior of the orphanage 1940-44. Complainant also accused Rev. Herman J. Lammers and Sr. Frances Howard.Louisville, KYSource:
Associated Press 08.04.04; Louisville Courier-Journal 08.04.04
Williams
Henry Brendan1965PChargedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Multiple allegations noted. Removed from ministry. Arrested in 9/19, charged with sexually assaulting a girl under age 13 on three occasions 1997-99. The alleged victim said that she was 12 when Williams touched her on her inner thigh and vaginal area. After news of his arrest, two more women came forward, one alleging that when she was age 12 in 1983, Williams kissed her repeatedly and patted her bottom; the other said that when she was 13 in 1983, he took her to an office to show her something, seemed to attempt to kiss her but she got up and left before he could. Both said the incidents occurred at St. Veronica's in Howell, and they were students at the parish school.Trenton, NJSource:
Asbury Park Press 02.18.19; Diocese of Trenton List Corrected 03.17.19; Patch 09.20.19; Asbury Park Press 09.26.19; Star-Ledger 12.11.19; Asbury Park Press 01.19.21; Asbury Park Press 01.27.21
Williams
J. Kendrick1963PSettledDiocesanBishop of Lexington when he resigned in 2002 after accusations by three former altar boys that he abused them when a priest of the Louisville archdiocese. Accused of abuse of another altar boy while working in the Covington diocese. Archdiocese later settled with the three men as part of a $25.7M settlement with 243 plaintiffs. No criminal charges filed. Removed from public ministry. On Louisville archdiocese's list in 2/19. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20. Case referred to the Vatican.Louisville, KYSource:
Louisville Courier Journal 05.22.02; Lexington Herald Leader 05.23.02; Louisville Courier Journal 05.23.02; Lexington Herald Leader 06.01.02; Lexington Herald Leader 06.07.02; Lexington Herald Leader 06.12.02; Louisville Courier Journal 06.12.02; Louisville Courier Journal 06.12.02; Louisville Courier Journal 06.12.02; Associated Press 06.25.02; Courier Journal 09.29.02; Louisville Courier Journal 09.29.02; Lexington Herald Leader 12.12.02; Associated Press 06.17.03; Freedom from Religion Foundation 10.07.04; Archdiocese of Louisville Orders and Others List 02.11.19; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Williams
James C.1998PSuedMarianistSuspended from ministry in 5/16 by Order due to credible allegation he sexually abused a boy, who was a Chaminade High School student, in 2011. Williams was on staff 1991-2012, and President for 12 years until he resigned in 2011. Denied the abuse. Order notified the diocese. Law enforcement was notified in 2/15. Statute of limitations expired in 2013. Per his LinkedIn account 9/18 he was in the Greater NYC Area, having been a PhD student at the U. of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome 8/12-7/16. Accused in a lawsuit 8/19 of abuse of a Chaminade student, ages 14-16, in 1990-93.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
ABC 7 05.14.16; CBS New York 05.14.16; Daily Journal 05.14.16; New York Post 05.14.16; News 10 05.14.16; Wall Street Journal 05.15.16; Inquisitr 05.16.16; New York Daily News 05.17.16; New York Daily News 05.17.16; New York Daily News 08.15.16; Island Now 08.18.16; LinkedIn accessed 09.24.18; Long Island Weekly News 08.19.19
Williams
Joseph N.1969PConvictedDiocesanLeft the priesthood in the late 1970s. Became an attorney. Sentenced to life in prison without parole 12/30/08 on charges he raped an 8-year-old boy in 1992. Rape occurred at a nursing home where the boy had gone to visit family. While a priest, Williams also served as chaplain at Lorain Catholic High School. He also sexually molested a 12-year- old boy for 3 years, beginning in 1984. At trial Williams admitted to "sexual trysts" with other men and that some were with children. Lost appeal in 5/16. On the diocese's list 6/21/19. Noted to have been permanently removed from ministry.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 12.30.08; Plain Dealer 12.30.08; Chronicle-Telegram 12.31.08; Beacon Journal 05.13.16; Cleveland com 05.13.16; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Williams
Ronald R.1979PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 6/02 of getting a male minor drunk and attempting to perform oral sex on the boy. Williams was suspended and, investigative files reveal, two other men then came forward to the prosecutor. One alleged similar abuse in 1979 at age 16. The other alleged Williams fondled his bottom at age 17 in 1984. No charges filed because SOL expired. Permanently barred by Vatican from active ministry per 4/20/07 announcement. Died 7/6/10. On the archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 09.09.02; Detroit News 09.09.02; Detroit Free Press 10.19.02; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07; Archdiocese of Detroit News Release 07.12.10; SNAP Statement 07.13.10; Detriot Free Press 11.14.10; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Detroit Press Release 9.08.02
WilliamsThomas1940PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/19/19. Died in 1983. Diocese received accusations in 2002 and 2012 of abuse in 1958 in Gulfport.Jackson, MSSource:
Diocese of Jackson List 03.19.19
WilliamsWalter1934PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have a single substantiated allegation against him of abuse, occurring in 1952, reported after his death. Williams died in 1983.Green Bay, WISource:
Diocese of Green Bay List 01.17.19; Diocese of Green Bay List: Williams 01.17.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Green Bay List: Williams 01.17.19
Williams
William E. 1959PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as credibly accused by archdiocese in 9/18 of the sexual abuse of a minor. Pastor of St. Joseph in Kingston 1982-1994, pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Saugerties 1994-2009, Regional vicar of Ulster County 1989-2010. Retired in 2011. On archdiocese's list 4/29/19. In 6/19 the archdiocese announced that a canonical trial deemed Williams not guilty. He was not to be returned to ministry due to his "age and health."New York, NYSource:
Catholic New York 07.13.11; New York Post 10.13.18; Staten Island Advance 10.13.18; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; Daily Freeman 06.11.19
WilliamsonLouis1938PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list updated 12/31/19. Died 6/20/62.Charleston, SCSource:
Diocese of Charleston List updated 12.31.19
Willis
Alfred1976PSettledDiocesanComplaints from parishioners to Bishop Marshall 1978 that Willis molested their sons. Transferred twice more, accused during both assignments. Placed on leave 1980; sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. Laicized 1985. Suit filed 2003, claiming abuse in 1970s. One suit settled 2004 for $170K. At least two suits pending 4/06. New suit 3/07. Willis previously settled with this plaintiff. Mistrial declared 6/07. New trial began 11/26/07. Another case settled 2/08 for $170K. Appealed to VT Supreme Court. New trial ordered 10/09. New suit filed Fall 2010. One case settled 1/13. Last believed to be living in VA. Suit filed in 12/18. Settled same month. Suit filed 8/19. On diocese's list 8/22/19.Burlington, VTSource:
VT Supreme Court Decision: Turner V Roman Catholic Diocese (2008-003); Burlington Free Press 04.07.04; Times Argus 04.02.06; Burlington Free Press 04.30.06; Burlington Free Press 03.20.07; Burlington Free Press 04.23.07; Burlington Free Press 06.02.07; Burlington Free Press 06.12.07; WCAX 06.14.07; Burlington Free Press 06.15.07; Times Argus 06.17.07; Rutland Herald 06.21.07; Burlington Free Press 06.22.07; WVEC (AP) 06.22.07; Burlington Free Press 06.23.07; Times Argus 06.26.07; Rutland Herald 07.01.07; Burlington Free Press 10.06.07; Burlington Free Press 11.23.07; Burlington Free Press 10.09.09; Burlington Free Press 12.11.18; VT Digger 12.11.18; VT Digger 12.22.18; Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19; Seven Days 08.22.19; Rutland Herald 08.27.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19; BA.org Assignment Record
WilsonDozia J.1972PSettledDiocesanAlbany NY officials knew in 1976 of Wilson's alleged sexual abuse of young boys. Police ultimatum forced Diocese to transfer him to Boston after complaints about incident involving Wilson and two young boys at a motel. He was returned to Albany in 1980 after Boston complaints. One suit settled in 2003 for $500K. Another suit filed in 2004. Placed on leave 1990 and "gave up his priesthood in 1993." Worked for ten years after priesthood as a spiritual advisor at a home for troubled youth in Dobbs Ferry. Fired in 2003 after being beaten up by an 18-year-old male he had picked up in Manhattan. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Two new lawsuits in 6/20.Albany, NYSource:
Link to Boston Documents regarding Wilson; Troy Record 02.15.03; Excerpt from Brief filed in Ford v Cardinal Law et al 07.21.03; Albany Times Union 01.28.04; Post Star 04.28.04; Albany Times Union 04.29.04; Troy Record 04.29.04; Capital News 9 05.31.04; Troy Record 06.25.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08.19.04; Capital News 9 09.21.04; Albany Times Union 09.24.04; Troy Record 10.05.04; Albany Times Union 11.17.04; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Diocese of Albany Revised List 11.30.18; The Telegraph 06.15.20
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WilsonJames L.1990PSettledDiocesanPersonnel files released in 12/02 revealed that Wilson was accused in 1993 of molesting a boy in 1991-92. Wilson admitted the abuse and also said that the boy was abused by another priest, Redmond Raux. The matter was settled in 1995 for $200K. Wilson was placed on sick leave in 1993 and "voluntarily" laicized in 1998. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.Boston, MASource:
Sr Mulkerrin Memo to Fr McCormack 01.21.93; Plaintiff's Attorney Letter to Diocese Attorney 12.08.94; Fr William Murphy Memo to File 03.20.97; Memo from Msgr Lennon to Fr Wm Murphy 08.12.98; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; NY Times 12.12.02; Union Leader 12.12.02; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Wilson
Joseph B./Raphael1994PSettledDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Had been a brother of the Order of Holy Cross Province with a long career as an academic, including as president of the University of Portland. Was involved in work in TX with the "bubble boy," born in 1971 with an immune disorder. Wilson was ordained a priest at age 69 for the Diocese of Scranton. Removed in 7/02 due to allegations that he had sexually abused two boys when he was a religious brother. He admitted to the abuse of one and was sent for evaluation and treatment. Settled confidentially for $250K. On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.Scranton, PASource:
University of Portland Museum 03.05.14; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18; The Boston Pilot 09.25.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
WilsonSamuel J.1952PAccusedDiocesanWorked for 33 years in the Gallup diocese. Assigned to 20 rural parishes, mostly in AZ and NM, including on the Navajo and White Mountain Apache reservations and a number of small Hispanic communities. Died in 1986. Named as abuser in court pleadings filed 6/12. More than one accuser.Gallup, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 06.28.95; Gallup Independent 07.31.12; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; Diocese of Gallup List downloaded 02.28.15; Arizona Journal 11.21.15; Cibola Beacon 05.10.17
Assignments:
Diocese of Gallup List downloaded 02.28.15
Wilson/ShineJohn F/Br Marius BnoneXaverian BrothersBro. Marius. Joined the Xaverians in 1919. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegation reported in 2003 of abuse in Baltimore in the late 1940s. Died in 1974. On Baltimore's list 7/23/19.Baltimore, MDSource:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19; Archdiocese of Baltimore List 07.23.19
Assignments:
Xaverian Brothers List 07.12.19
WiltGeorge1959PSettledDiocesanComplaints in 2000 that Wilt made unwanted advances on a woman. In 4/03, DRE at St. Bernard expressed concerns, including his touching and kissing women and girls on the mouth. A woman filed suit in 2004 alleging that in 1961, when she was 13, she was molested by Wilt when she went to him for counseling after she had been sexually abused by her father. Wilt denied the accusations. Diocese investigated and cleared him. Retired in 2003 with restricted ministry; diocese said reasons had nothing to do with child sexual abuse. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.01.04; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 07.01.04; Post-Gazette 07.07.04; Tribune Review 07.07.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Wilwerding
Albert1956PSettledDiocesanTommie Pierick and his priest uncle told Bishop Dingman in 1978 of abuse in late 1960s starting when boy was 12. Threats and gifts used; farmhouse a common venue. Diocese admits no record of 2 complaints. W removed 1981. T died by suicide 1985; W sent for treatment again in same year. T's sister went to the diocese 1993. She went public 2002; other victims then surfaced. Diocese asked for defrocking 9/19/03. T's brother sued 2/25/04. W died 9/26/04. Civil suit filed 2006; settled 2007. On diocese's list 4/4/19. It notes 25 allegations of abuse of boys, occurring late 1950s to the mid 1980s. On San Antonio diocese's list 1/31/19. Lived in diocese 1982-84. Investigated 1984 by San Antonio police for sex assault of adult male, sent to treatment in NM. Report in 2018 of abuse of boy 1983 or 1984.Des Moines, IASource:
Des Moines Register 05.12.02; Des Moines Register 05.16.02; Des Moines Register 05.30.03; Channel 4000 09.19.03; Des Moines Register 09.20.03; Des Moines Register 02.26.04; Des Moines Register 10.03.04; Des Moines Register 01.18.06; Des Moines Register 08.24.07; Des Moines Register 07.01.14; Archdiocese of San Antonio List 01.31.19; Diocese of Des Moines List 04.04.19
Assignments:
Des Moines Register 9.20.03
WingertDonald William1960PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its 2/22/19 list. One allegation noted, of a boy 1980-82. Retired 1993. Died 7/1/17. The diocese's list updated 9/24/19 shows two allegations of abuse of boys.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
Winston
William L.1986PConvictedDiocesanRemoved from ministry 11/4/04. Accused of abuse of a boy 1999-2002. Was a married Episcopal priest who became a Catholic priest. Also accused of physically abusing his wife. Placed on leave by diocese in 2005 and asked to be laicized. Sentenced to jail for 180 days 5/06. Laicized in 8/07.Paterson, NJSource:
Star-Ledger 11.13.04; Star-Ledger 11.18.04; Daily Record 09.27.05; Daily Record 02.09.06; Asbury Park Press 02.10.06; Daily Record 02.10.06; Star-Ledger 02.10.06; Daily Record 05.12.06; Star Ledger 05.13.06; Diocese of Paterson List 02.13.19
Winterkorn
Robert J.1956PAccusedDiocesanAllegations of abuse beginning about 1983. Pastor of St. John the Evangeiist in 9/93 when he resigned per Bishop's request. Winterkorn had admitted to a long-term sexual relationship with a female parishioner that began when she was a minor. No criminal charges filed. Privileges removed. Assigned after canonical process to life of prayer and penance, per 6/7/12 notice from diocese.Rochester, NYSource:
Post Standard 09.30.93; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Democrat and Chronicle 07.25.05; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12
Wirks
Dennis T.1969PAccusedDiocesanWirks' name was included on a list released by the Cleveland diocese in 4/02 of priests no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. One of three accused priests who had been assigned to St. Josephs of Avon Lake. Laicized, per the diocese's list in 6/19.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WiseStephen1979PSettledDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 6/08 of molesting a boy at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception over a four-year period in the late 1970s. Wise left the priesthood in 1986 and later married. At least one claim was included in an 8/08 $10M settlement involving 12 priests. New civil suit filed 10/11 by a man claiming Wise abused him for two years when he was ages 10-12, and that a bishop knew of allegations against Wise before the abuse. Laicized. Included on the diocese's list 9/5/19, with multiple substantiated allegations noted.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Kansas City Star 06.19.08; Statement by Kansas City-St Joseph Diocese 06.19.08; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; Kansas City Star 08.20.08; Kansas City Star 10.04.11; SNAP Statement 10.04.11; Lee's Summit Journal 10.06.11; Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph List 09.05.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wisecaver
James BAccusedMarianistProfessed perpetual vows in 1967. Taught math and science at high schools in San Jose CA, Gardena CA, Wialuko, Maui HI. Also, Dean of Students at Chaminade University of Honolulu, Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the San Antonio TX Archdiocese, and Education Professor at Cal State University in Northridge. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/2/19. Report in 1997 of abuse the same year. Died 10/17/15 in San Antonio.Monterey, CASource:
Mercury News Obituary 10.23.15; Diocese of Monterey List 01.02.19; KSBW TV 01.02.19
Wishard
John W.1962PConvictedDiocesanPled no contest in 1980 to charge of oral copulation of a child. Sentenced to 5 years probation. Probation was terminated in 1982. Wishard returned to active ministry in 1987. The felony was reduced to a misdemeanor in 1991 and later dismissed. Served as a police chaplain. Retired in 1997 or 1998. Dismissed in 2002. Reportedly laicized in 8/02. Included in 2004 L.A. archdiocesan report.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times 08.18.02; LA Times (chart) 08.18.02; USA Today 11.11.02; LA Archdiocesan Report, page 3 02.17.04; John Roe 4 vs Does, Cause No 1156450, Superior Court of California 08.27.04
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
Wisner
John H., Jr.1972PAccusedDiocesanSuspended 5/12 after a man reported Wisner touched him inappropriately at age 15 in 1982. Wisner denied sexual misconduct but confirmed time, location and circumstances surrounding the allegation. Wisner, a psychiatrist, had been parochial vicar at St. Agnes Parish in Roeland Park, KS since 1985. Also a full-time associate professor. Three claims sent to Vatican 11/12. Suit filed in 12/15 claimed Wisner of sexually abused a boy, ages 15-17, in the mid-1980s. Claimant said WIsner, who was also his doctor, held parties at a lake house, gave minors liquor, and sexually abused them. He said the priest/doctor took him on trips to CA, HI and the Cayman Islands. Laicization affirmed by the Vatican 3/12/18. In 10/18 still held MD licenses in KS and MO. As of 3/19 his medical licenses in MO and KS were no longer active.Kansas City, KSSource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Kansas City KS 05.09.12; 41 Action News 05.10.12; Fox 4 05.10.12; KCTV 05.10.12; SNAP Response 05.11.12; The Leven 05.16.12; Kansas City Star 11.03.12; KMBZ 11.03.12; The Leaven 10.25.13; Kansas City Star 12.18.15; The Leaven 05.25.18; Kansas City Star 06.20.18; The Associated Press 06.22.18; Shawnee Mission Post 06.28.18; Kansas City Star 09.24.18; Archdiocese of Kansas City KS List 01.25.19; Kansas City Star 03.19.19
WisniewskiDavid E.1981PAccusedDiocesanWisniewski was one of four priests removed from parish assignments in 6/02 as result of the zero-tolerance policy resulting from the recent Dallas Bishops' Conference. Wisniewski was associate pastor for about two years at Notre Dame Pharish in Malone during the mid-1980s. Diocese said all four priests had substantiated allegations against them and all had been through some form of therapy. On diocese's list 11/13/18.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Press-Republican 07.02.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 12.31.03; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 05.26.18; Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18
Wisniewski
Stanley T.1964PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. It notes a single allegation, of abuse occurring in 1966 at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. Died 6/27/05.Chicago, ILSource:
Jesuits Midwest Province List 12.17.18
Wisniewski
Thomas J.1974PAccusedDiocesanAccused of sexual abuse of a boy 1983-87, beginning when the boy was age 15. Placed on leave in 2002 with restrictions. Restrictions increased in 2004. Ministry permanently restricted and he was living a supervised life. Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Testimony about him in 2012 Msgr. Lynn trial.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Daily News 09.22.05; Philadelphin Inquirer 09.27.05; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; CBS Philly 04.23.12; Palm Beach Post 04.23.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.23.12; North Country Now 03.14.18
Assignments:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record
Wissel
Francis C./Frank1977PSettledDiocesanMonsignor. Per documents released in 2009, the diocese paid two men $20K each in 2004 to settle claims of abuse in late 1970s-early 1980s. The men claimed they were abused by Wissel and former Vicar General Genuario. Money was for therapy for three years and settlements referred to "disputed claims." Accusers had recently learned that the priests were still active. Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greenwich and founder of a home for underprivileged boys in Bridgeport. Both priests denied the allegations. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were allegations that Wissel abused three boys, ages 12 and 13, in 1979, 1982 and 1985. The diocese did not determine the allegations to be credible. Wissel died 6/19/14.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 12.11.09; Voice from the Desert 12.14.09; Hartford Courant 12.15.09; Greenwich Times 12.07.11; CT Post via Legacy Obituary 06.22.14; Bridgeport Settlements 03.22.19
Assignments:
Assignments Compiled by Law Firm; Holzberg Report 10.01.19
WithWilliam1972PAccusedDiocesanOn 8/19 the diocese announced that an allegation that With sexually abused a minor was deemed by the Review Board to be not credible, due to insufficient evidence. The allegation had been made on 3/29/18, and reported to law enforcement. With's accuser said the alleged abuse occurred 1972-75, while With was assigned to Our Lady of the Cenacle in Queens.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Diocese of Brooklyn 08.13.19; Diocese of Brooklyn List updated 09.20.19
Witkowski
Robert1961PSuedDiocesanRetired in 2013. Restricted from public ministry in 10/18 due to credible allegations that he sexually abused minors early in his career. In a lawsuit filed in NJ in 12/19 a man claimed Witkowski, along with Rev. Thomas Ganley, abused him and other boy at St. Cecila's in Iselin, NJ in the early 1990s.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit News 10.10.18; Fox 2 News 10.11.18; WXYZ 10.11.18; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; North Jersey Record 12.01.19
Assignments:
Detroit News 10.10.18
WittGeorge Robert1950PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Parish priest, teacher, Navy chaplain. Retired to Palm Beach FL 7/1/88. Died 5/25/04.Covington, KYSource:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
WittreichJohn1947PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 6/21/19. Deceased.Cleveland, OHSource:
Diocese of Cleveland List 06.21.19
WitzofskyRichard H. BAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Removed from ministry 2002. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s. Died in 2003.St. Louis, MOSource:
Jesuits Central and Southern List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits Central and Southern List 12.07.18
WoerdemanRobert1954PAccusedBenedictineNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. One allegation noted, deemed credible by the St. Meinrad Archabbey Review Board. Woerdeman was laicized in 1975 and died in 2005.Evansville, INSource:
Diocese of Evansville List 02.22.19; WFIE TV 02.25.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Evansville List 02.22.19
Woerth
Thomas1966PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. The archdiocese received an allegation in 3/19 that Woerth sexually abused a male high school student in 1971, '72 and '73, while assigned to Holy Trinity parish in Colorado Springs and St. Mary's High School. Woerth denied the allegation. The archdiocese removed his faculties. He had retired in 2008 and moved out of state.Denver, COSource:
CO Attorney General Special Masters Report 10.22.19; Denver Post 11.04.19
Assignments:
Anderson Ad Book 11.13.19
WohlmuthCarl A.1943PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as the subject of a substantiated allegation by the diocese on its list 7/8/20. Died 3/2/91.La Crosse, WISource:
Diocese of La Crosse List 12.21.20
Assignments:
Diocese of La Crosse Assignment Record
WojciechowskiStanislaus1937PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list in 4/20. Allegation(s) were reported to the diocese after Wojciechowski's death. He died 11/5/79.Toledo, OHSource:
Toledo Blade 04.29.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Toledo Assignments
WojtowiczLouis DAccusedDiocesanOrdained a deacon 4/19/97. Removed from public ministry 7/99. Dismissed from Mundelein Seminary 2/000. Died 4/13. Added to the archdiocese's list 11/29/18 of clergy with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Catholic 11.30.18
Wojtycha
Edward F.1938PAccusedDiocesanAccused publicly in 10/20 by a 45-year-old man of sexually abusing him as a child for years, beginning at age 7. The alleged victim said that he was also abused by Rev. Kenneth L. Martin, who had promised to protect him from Wojtycha. Instead, both priests allegedly abuse him at St. Andrew's parish in Bayonne, at hotels, and at a Jersey Shore house. The abuse is said to have included beatings, psychological torture and sodomy. Parish priest at St. Vincent de Paul in Bayonne 1938-63, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy in Jersey City 1963-70, and St. Andrew's in Bayonne 1970-85. Elevated to Monsignor in 1983. Auxiliary Naval chaplain. Held chancery positions and received numerous honors. Lead a drum and bugle corp 1940s-60s. Retired in 1985 to the Palm Beach FL diocese. Died 6/8/09.Newark, NJSource:
Jersey Journal Obituary 06.12.09; NJ com 10.07.20; World Drum Corp Hall of Fame accessed 10.14.20
Wolf
Casper G.1938PSettledDiocesanMonsignor. Cardinal Hayes High School teacher 1942-1969. Died 2/1/72. Subject of a 10/17 settlement as part of the archdiocese's compensation fund. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.New York, NYSource:
ABC7 Eyewitness News 10.25.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; New York Daily News 10.26.17; Spectrum News NY1 10.26.17; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Timeline and Assignment History
WolfJames C.1957PSuedCapuchinCivil suit alleges Wolf, Jim Buser and Gale Leifeld molested a man while he was a student at a Capuchin run high school and after graduation. The plaintiff was a counselor for men abused by clergy and claimed his therapy in 1992 revealed flashbacks. Case tried in 1995. Jury decided it was not filed within the statute of limitations. Two of the priests admitted abusing other boys but not the plaintiff in this case.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 02.11.95; Detroit Free Press 02.14.95; Detroit Free Press 03.29.95
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
WolfRichard1968 ?PAccusedJesuitNamed publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes a report in 2005 of abuse occurring at an unknown time. Wolf was assigned 1960-62 to Cranwell Prep in Lenox MA and to Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River 1969-86. He died in 1986.Fall River, MASource:
Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19
Assignments:
Jesuits Northeast Province List 01.15.19
Wolfe
Benedict1941PAccusedGlenmary Home MissionersPer the PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Wolfe molested a 17-year-old girl in McConnellsburg PA in 1979, where he was assigned to St. Stephen's. The girl was visiting the area with her family; Wolfe invited the family to stay in the rectory. He gave the girl a private room, then sexually assaulted her there during daily visits. Wolfe's victim reported him to the diocese years later. On Glenmary Home Missioners list 10/11/19 (spelled Wolf). Joined Glenmary in 1941, left in 1975 after working in PA, OH, KY, DC. Died 4.20/97.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16; Glenmary Home Missioners List 10.11.19
Assignments:
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16
WolfeJames T.1955PSuedDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit filed in 7/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a child, age 13, beginning in 1963. Wolfe was assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to Our Lady of Lourdes in Brighton. Died 2/16/02.Rochester, NYSource:
Democrat and Chronicle 08.03.20
Wolfe
Norman Charles 1979PSuedCapuchin"Chuck." Accused in 2005 of abusing a 14-year-old boy while assigned to Church of the Good Shepherd in Shawnee in 1976 and 1977. Order's review board found allegations "believable." Accuser also filed civil suit which was later dismissed on SOL. He later received payment of $25K. On the archdiocese's list 1/25/19. On the Capuchin Province of Mid-America's list 3/1/19. Per Salina diocese, dismissed from Order 1987.Kansas City, KSSource:
Lawrence Journal-World 06.25.10; Archdiocese of Kansas City KS List 01.25.19; Capuchin Province of Mid-America List 03.01.19; Denver Post 03.28.19; The Register 03.29.19
Wolfe
Philip Mark1980PConvictedOFM FranciscanConvicted in 1989 of abuse of a boy. Sentenced to a year in jail and five years probation. Died by suicide in 1994. Named in Los Angeles archdiocesan report with three accusers and incidents 1975-89. A 1991 civil suit settled 1992. He was at St. Anthony Seminary. A man sued Franciscans of CA in 2001 alleging that he was abused as a minor by Wolfe in 1982 in Portland, OR when Wolfe visited his family. Suit was settled 5/02 for $10K. Named as abuser in two suits filed fall 2009. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sex abuse of minors 1978-86 received 1988, 1993 and 2009, and that he left the order in 1991.Los Angeles, CASource:
1993 Report on Investigation of St Anthony's Seminary; John Roe 4 vs Does, Cause No 1156450, Superior Court of California; Undated letter--Independent Board of Inquiry re St Anthony Seminary; New York Times 12.01.93; LA Times (AP) 11.11.94; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; LA Archdiocesan Report, page 6 02.17.04; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Ernesto C v Franciscans, Cause No 1337577, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v Franciscans, Cause No 1338070, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 11.03.09; Redacted v Franciscans, Cause No 1338630, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court, 12.11.09; KEYT 03.23.10; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Assignments:
LA Times Database 04.20.06; Santa Barbara Province Franciscans List 05.31.19
Wolfzorn
Paul Aloysius1958PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 8/31/88.Covington, KYSource:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Wolk
Robert G.1966PConvictedDiocesanReport to diocese in 1987 that Wolk sexually abused two PA brothers, starting when they were 12-year-old altar boys, and continuing over six years. Admitted in 9/87 to the "sexual relationships." Placed on leave. Sent to St. Luke's in MD for treatment.The brothers filed a police report; Wolk charged in 10/88. The two filed suit in 8/88, also accusing Revs. Francis Pucci and Richard Zula. Pled guilty in 1990. Sentenced to 2 concurrent 5-10 years in jail. May have abused one of the boys in Canada, VA, FL and OH. Report to diocese 10/03 of abuse of a boy mid-to-late 1980s at St. Thomas Moore in Bethel Park. Possibly laicized 2003. Per 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, in 10/17 a report made to diocese of abuse by Wolk and Rev. Francis Luddy of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese. Another allegation 3/09 of abuse of a 14- to 17-year-old boy beginning 1968 while Wolk was at St. Athanasius in West View. A man in 9/10 said Wolk and Rev. Leo Burchianti abused him as a child. Suit filed 6/20.Pittsburgh, PASource:
United Press International 10.11.88; United Press International 10.14.88; Associated Press 11.11.88; United Press International 04.03.90; USA Today 04.04.90; Philadelphia Inquirer 07.28.02; Miami New Times 04.17.03; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.15.03; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.28.04; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 09.28.05; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Trib Live 06.12.20
Assignments:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Wolke
Irwin Charles1960PAccusedDiocesanIncluded on the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Died 12/14/78. On the Lexington diocese's list in 8/20, where he was assigned 1960-65.Covington, KYSource:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Lexington Herald Leader 08.15.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Assignments:
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20; Diocese of Lexington List 08.17.20
Wolken
Gary P.1993PConvictedDiocesanConvicted in 2002 of abuse of a boy over a three-year period beginning when the boy was age five in about 1997. Sentenced to 15 years in prison. Tried for early release in 2006. Had abused another boy 25 years prior; not prosecuted. Sent for therapy. Civil suit filed in 4/04, settled for $1.675M. Laicized while in prison. Released after 12 years, in 2/15. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.28.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.05.02; St Louis Post Dispatch 12.17.02; St Louis Post-Dispatch 03.01.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.15.03; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.21.04; Riverfront Times 06.16.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.18.04; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.26.04; Belleville News Democrat 08.27.04; Belleville News Democrat (AP) 08.15.06; St Louis Post Dispatch 08.15.06; Statement by Archdiocese of St Louis in St Louis Review 08.18.06; KMOX 08.17.10; The Irish Waterfront 04.28.13; St Louis Today 02.24.15; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.05.19
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wollmering
Bruce1967PSettledBenedictineName released to public 7/29/06. Accused in 2004 of two allegations of "sexual misconduct early in the 1980s" as reported by a former St. John's Abbey student. May have had his faculties permanently removed prior to his death 2/4/09. Named in two new suits filed in 12/09 alleging abuse in 1971 and 1984-86. Claims settled in 3/11 in conjunction with others involving the Abbey. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by the Abbey 12/09/13. Suit filed 4/12/16 by former St. John's Prep student claiming abuse by Wollmering and Rev.Thomas Andert 1970-71.St. Cloud, MNSource:
St Cloud Times 07.29.06; Star Tribune 08.02.06; St Cloud Times 08.06.06; St Cloud Times 08.10.06; St Cloud Times 08.19.06; St Cloud Times 08.24.06; The Record 09.07.06; St Cloud Times 09.10.06; Star Tribune 09.15.06; St John's Abbey Obituary 02.04.09; Minnesota Public Radio 12.08.09; Star Tribune 12.08.09; KSAX 12.09.09; St Cloud Times 12.09.09; Hastings Star-Gazette 12.23.09; Catholic News Service 03.29.11; St Cloud Times 03.29.11; St Cloud Times 03.29.11; Star Tribune 03.29.11; Star Tribune 03.30.11; St Cloud Times 04.01.11; Star Tribune 12.08.13; KARE 11 12.09.13; Pioneer Press 12.09.13; St Cloud Times 12.09.13; St John's Abbey Official Statement 12.09.13; Star Tribune 12.09.13; Raw Story 11.25.15; MN Transparency Initiative 01.19.16; Pioneer Press 04.12.16
Wolpert
Steven J.1980PConvictedRedemptoristRetired priest from NY. Admitted allowing children to sleep with him while he was nude. Pleaded guilty in 2008 to 'involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 13' for abuse of an 8-year-old boy 2006-2007. Sentenced to 9-18 years in prison.Scranton, PASource:
Wayne Independent 03.19.08; Wayne Independent 08.14.08; New York Daily News 10.24.16; SNAP 10.25.16; The Times-Tribune 10.29.16; Wayne Independent 02.16.17
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wolski
Adalbert1958PAccusedT.O.R. FranciscansOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Wolski, with claims of sexual abuse of minors. Cathedral High School in St. Cloud appears to be his only assignment in the diocese. Spent time in Paraguay in the 1960s. Died 1/3/12 at St. Bernardine Monastery in PA, age 80. Named in PA AG's 3/15/16 Grand Jury Report. Per report, abused 3 boys, ages 10-11,1963-67, at an Altoona PA parish. Said to have taken little boys into parish offices and fondled their genitals. Bishop Adamec and T.O.R. Provincial Giles Schinelli learned of allegations in 1991. Robert D'Avdersa, T.O.R. and Adamec assigned Wolski to hospital ministry. Schinelli, D'Aversa and Anthony M. Criscitelli, T.O.R. were criminally charged 3/15/16 with child endangerment and conspiracy related to the Wolski case and other T.O.R. Franciscan child sex abusers under their supervision. On Wheeling-Charleston list late 2018; there 1990-91.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Plain Dealer Obituary 01.07.12; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.31.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14; PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16; WCBC 03.15.16; We Are Central PA 03.15.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
Wolski
Mark1967PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on Administrative Leave 5/10 after complaint that he sexually abused a 15- to 17-year-old boy 1968 -70. Much of the abuse was said to have occurred at St. Barnabas in Depew, and at Wolski's cottage in Angola. Wolski had been a member of Diocesan Review Board and Children's Hospital chaplain. He retired in 2012. Allegations substantiated, per diocese in 12/18. On diocese's list 1/19. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement.Buffalo, NYSource:
WIVB 05.31.18; WKBW 05.31.18; WKBW 05.31.18; WKBW 12.14.18; Buffalo News 01.07.19; WGRZ TV 01.07.19; WKBW TV 02.25.20; WKBW 04.29.20
WongTerrence D. BSuedMarianistProfessed vows as a Marianist brother, Province of the Pacific, in 1958. Left the Order in 1989. Accused in a civil suit of abuse at St. Joseph High School in Alameda 1967-70. Died 4/19/97. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Marianists' list of accused 6/24/20.Oakland, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19; Marianists US Province List 06.24.20
Wood
Arthur L.1959PSettledDiocesanDied in 1983 at age 59. One person went to the archdiocese after Wood's death with a claim that Wood had abused him.The archdiocese paid this man $10,500 in 1995 and provided counseling, in exchange for the man's promise of confidentiality. Accused in at least 39 lawsuits filed in 2002 and 2003. Many claims included in massive 6/03 settlement.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 04.16.01; Courier-Journal 05.01.02; Courier-Journal 05.09.02; Courier-Journal 05.10.02; Courier-Journal 05.11.02; Courier-Journal 05.17.02; Courier-Journal 05.18.02; Courier-Journal 05.22.02; Courier-Journal 06.08.02; Courier-Journal 06.15.02; Courier-Journal 06.27.02; Courier-Journal 07.31.02; Courier-Journal 08.23.02; Courier-Journal 09.02.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 09.29.02; Courier-Journal 10.13.02; Courier-Journal 01.22.03; Courier-Journal 06.11.03; Courier Journal 11.07.18; Archdiocese of Louisville List 02.11.19
Assignments:
BA.org Page on Sexual Abuse and Cover-Up in the Louisville Archdiocese, part 1 4/22/11; Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
WoodBarbara NSuedSisters of MercyAccused in a 6/20 lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor from about 1974 to 1978 at St. Patrick in Watervliet.Albany, NYSource:
Daily Gazette 06.15.20
WoodBruce E. (Michael)1984PAccusedDiocesanFull name Bruce Edward (Michael) Wood. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/31/19. Worked in the diocese 7/84-6/88. Died 6/22/17.Amarillo, TXSource:
Diocese of Amarillo List 01.31.19
Wood
John J. (Jack)1950PSettledJesuitAdded as a defendant in existing litigation in 10/07. Accused of abuse in Chevak, AK. Worked in rural Alaska for approximately 12 years. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Died 03/11/97.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Fairbanks News-Miner 11.03.07; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wood
Robert D. BAccusedMarianistProfessed vows in 1945 as a Marianist brother, St. Louis Province. Educator. Worked in MO, TX, IL. Also Canada, Japan, Peru, Mexico. Died in 2016. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of those "found to have sexually abused a minor."noneSource:
San Antonio Express News Obituary 12.11.16; Marianists US Province list 06.24.20
Wood
Robert W.1974PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from his parish assignment in 8/03. He wrote in the parish bulletin that his removal was due to an alleged incident 16 years prior. Wood had previously worked as parochial vicar at another parish for 13 years before being transferred in 2001. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 09.10.03; Buffalo News 09.11.03; Buffalo News 09.14.03; Buffalo News 02.28.18; Buffalo News 03.20.18; Buffalo Stories 03.20.18; Diocese of Buffalo 03.20.18; Buffalo News 03.21.18
Assignments:
Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment History
WoodWilliam  ?PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the Yakima diocese on its list 7/9/19. It notes that Wood received treatment, was incardinated into the Diocese of Gary, then the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and that he left the Catholic Church in 1981. Deceased.Yakima, WASource:
Diocese of Yakima List 07.09.19
WoodWilliam J.1965PAccusedJesuitName quietly added, along with 23 others, to the Los Angeles archdiocese's Final Addendum posted on its website 1/31/13. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes a report in 2002 of the sexual abuse of a minor the same year. Assigned 2000-2002 to Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles. Moved to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos 2002-2004, to Colombiere House in Los Angeles 2004-2008, then back to the Jesuit Center in Los Gatos 2008-2014. He died 6/29/14.Los Angeles, CASource:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Final Addendum 01.31.13; Digital Journal 02.14.13; Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
Jesuits West Province List 12.07.18
WoodkaRaymond1966PAccusedJosephiteNamed publicly as accused by the Beaumont diocese on its list updated 4/24/19. Died 9/22/02. Assigned to Sacred Heart in Port Arthur in the 1970s and to Our Mother of Mercy, where he was pastor 1978 -1987.Beaumont, TXSource:
Diocese of Beaumont List Updated 04.24.19; Port Arthur News 04.25.19; Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors 10.13.20
Woodrich
Charles B.1953PAccusedDiocesan"Fr. Woody." Monsignor. Founded a homeless shelter, called "Denver's patron saint of the poor." Died 11/10/91. Named in the CO A.G.'s supplemental report released 12/1/20, which said Woodrich abused three boys, ages 12-16, in the 1970s and '80s. The priest allegedly gave two of the boys alcohol and asked another to pose in his underwear, then took pictures. Woodrich's victims reported their abuse via the IRRP in 12/19, 1/20 and 2/20.Denver, COSource:
Buffalo News Obituary 11.14.91; CO AGSpecial Masters Report Supplemental Report 12.01.20; Colorado Sun 12.01.20; Denver Post 12.01.20; Catholic News Agency 12.02.20; Catholic News Service 12.04.20; Boulder Daily Camera 12.16.20; Colorado Politics 12.25.20
WorczakPaul F.1968PSuedDiocesanIn 4/02 a man told the diocese that Worczak molested him when he was age 11 in 1971, at Holy Family in Watertown. The priest allegedly touched the boy inappropriately and later kissed him. Worczak's accuser said there were other victims. Bishop Barbarito kept Worczak in active ministry until 3/03. Parishioners said they were not informed as to why he was removed. The diocese offered to pay for counseling (past or future) but refused to admit to liability, saying the statute of limitations had passed. On diocese's list 11/13/18. Named in lawsuit(s) filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act.Ogdensburg, NYSource:
Watertown Daily Times (NY) 07.02.03; Sun Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 01.06.04; Watertown Daily Times 02.24.10; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 05.23.18; WWTV 10.11.18; Bishop LaValley Letter 11.10.18; Diocese of Ogdensburg List 11.13.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 11.14.18; Adirondack Daily Enterprise 08.16.19
Assignments:
North County Now 03.14.18
Worry
Benedict1987PSettledBenedictineInitially was"Bro. Michael" with Brothers of the Holy Rosary (F.S.R.). Worked in Reno diocese; taught at Manogue High School 1974-78, directed CYO program. Ordained a Benedictine priest in 1987. Taught at Delbarton School in NJ for 18 years. In 6/12 a man joined in an existing suit against Delbarton School to allege abuse in 1980s by Worry. A 2015 lawsuit settled. Worry had been removed from assignment in 1/12 and sent to St. Mary's Abbey after allegation of misconduct in the 1990s. Said to be under strict supervision. Accused in a lawsuit against the Delbarton School filed in 7/20 under the NJ Child Sexual Abuse Act of abusing a 15-year-old boy 1978-79. Reportedly still living on campus in 7/20.Newark, NJSource:
Miner Messenger Spring 2011; Morristown Patch 06.05.12; The Record [North Jersey] 06.05.12; Under The Green Wave 06.05.12; WHTC 06.05.12; NJ WKXW-FM Radio 06.06.12; Star-Ledger 06.06.12; Courthouse News Service 03.26.15; NJcom 03.03.17; New Jersey Herald 07.08.20; NJ com 07.08.20
Worsley
James1972PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1993 of molesting a boy for 4 years while assigned to St. Paul's Catholic Center. Police investigated but no charges filed because statute of limitations had expired. Admitted the abuse. Left active priesthood in 1994. Laicized. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 10/19. It notes incidents occurring 1976-81 reported in 1992. Assignments at time of "incident(s)" were St. Mary's in Caldwell, St. Paul's Student Center in Boise and St. Augustine's Student Center in Moscow.Boise, IDSource:
Per email from Diocese of Boise to SF; Idaho Statesman 08.11.02; KATU 05.19.05; Orange County Weekly 06.14.10; Orange County Weekly 07.15.10; Diocese of Boise List 10.24.19
WorzallaVincent1915PAccusedDiocesanAssigned to Holy Cross in Minneapolis 1915-1951 and Holy Trinity in St. Paul 1951-1962. Died 1962. Worzalla's name was included on the archdiocese's list 11/3/17 of clergy with claims of substantiated abused against them.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis Statement 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17
Assignments:
St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese Assignment Record
Wottle
Clementine1925BAccusedOFM FranciscanName among Franciscan alleged clergy perpetrators of sexual abuse in 12/14 court document related to Gallup NM diocese's bankruptcy case. Assigned to St. Isabel Mission in Lukachukai AZ in 1965, and Sacred Heart Parish in Waterflow NM 1966-1970. Died 8/03/86 in St. Michael's AZ.Gallup, NMSource:
Gallup Bankruptcy Motion 10.30.14; Gallup Independent 12.03.14
Woulfe
John J. BSuedMarianistProfessed vows in 1958 for the Marianists, St. Louis Province. Worked in MO and TX. Accused in a 2002 lawsuit, along with Rev. William A. Christensen, of sexual abuse of a boy, ages 15-17, at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis. On appeal, the MO Supreme Court ruled that repressed memories were admissible and the suit was not time-barred. New accusations in 9/11 and confirmed by letters to school alumni in 2012. Woulfe was at the school for 9 years before leaving the Order in 1977. Died in 2005. New suit filed by a man 4/9/14 alleged abuse at Chaminade Prep in about 1970. Suit filed in 11/15 claimed Woulfe sexually abused a Chaminade student 1968-71, including masturbation and oral sex during "college counseling" meetings. On the Order's 6/24/20 list of those "found to have sexually abused a minor."St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post Dispatch 06.10.02; St Louis Daily Record 06.02.05; Missouri Lawyers Weekly 06.06.05; Kansas City Star (AP) 09.08.05; Missouri Supreme Court Ruling 06.13.06; St Louis Post-Dispatch 09.06.07; Connecticut Post 12.08.09; SNAP Statement 03.22.11; Fox 2 02.07.12; KMOX 02.07.12; KSDK 02.07.12; KSDK 02.07.12; SNAP Statement 02.07.12; St Louis Post-Dispatch 02.07.12; The Patch 02.07.12; The Patch 02.07.12; The Republic 02.07.12; KSDK 02.08.12; KMOX 02.14.12; Berger's Beat 04.09.14; SNAP Statement 04.09.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.09.14; Riverfront Times 11.05.15; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.05.15; St Louis Post-Dispatch 12.09.15; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.28.19; St Louis Post-Dispatch 05.06.20; Marianists US Province List 06.24.20; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.25.20; St Louis Post-Dispatch 04.06.21
WozniakLouis J. 1951PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/31/19. Retired 1999. Removed from ministry in 2015.Austin, TXSource:
Diocese of Austin List 01.31.19; KVUE 02.01.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Austin Assignments
Wren
Benjamin L.1961PSettledJesuitTaught at Jesuit high schools in TX and New Orleans LA before 35-year career as Asian History and Zen teacher at Loyola University in New Orleans. Left priesthood to marry in 1996. Died in 2006. Accused in 9/16 lawsuit of sexually assaulting and raping a girl on campus hundreds of times 1978-85, beginning when the girl was age 5. Her grandmother worked at the University. Wren's accuser said he told her that if she told their "special secret" she and her family would die and go to hell. Settlement announced in 7/18. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18. On Jesuits' Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18.New Orleans, LASource:
University of Hawaii Press 2007; Times Picayune 07.21.06; The Advocate 09.02.16; Advocate 01.27.17; New Orleans Advocate 07.09.18; Fox 8 WVUE 07.10.18; Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18; Loyola Maroon 11.02.18; Jesuits Central and Southern Province List 12.07.18
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Jesuits Southern and Central Province List 12.07.18
Wright
Joel A SConvictedDiocesanSeminarian at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus OH. Arrested by federal agents in San Diego 1/29/16 on charges related to allegedly seeking to travel to Mexico to adopt and have sex with multiple female infants. Per court documents, Wright tried to adopt a baby from Mexico in 2014. His mother told news media that at least 40 dioceses and religious orders rejected his applications prior to his admission to Pontifical College. The college dismissed him after his arrest. Pled not guilty in U.S. District Court 2/25/16. Pled guilty in a plea agreement 4/13/16. Sentenced 7/1/16 to 16 years in federal prison and lifetime supervision. On diocese's list 10/31/18.Steubenville, OHSource:
San Diego Union-Tribune; US Customs and Immigration Enforcement 01.29.16; KTLA 01.30.16; Fox 28 01.31.16; Heavy 01.31.16; WDUN 01.31.16; 10TV 02.01.16; WCAX 02.01.16; 10TV 02.02.16; NBC4i 02.02.16; New York Times 02.02.16; Worthy Adversary 02.02.16; 10TV 02.03.16; 10TV 02.03.16; BuzzFeed 02.03.16; TV10 02.08.16; WCBE 02.10.16; Courthouse News Service [San Diego CA] 02.25.16; NBC4i 02.25.16; Columbus Dispatch 03.21.16; NBC4i 03.21.16; SNAP 03.21.16; NBC4i 03.22.16; Courthouse News Service 04.13.16; KRQE 04.13.16; Los Angeles Times 04.13.16; NBC San Diego 04.13.16; 10TV 04.14.16; Catholic Review 04.25.16; 10 News 07.01.16; 10 TV 07.01.16; CBS 8 07.01.16; Cincinnati com 07.01.16; Los Angeles Times 07.01.16; Times of San Diego 07.01.16; Freethinker (UK) 07.05.16; Diocese of Steubenville List 10.31.18; WTOV 10.31.18; WTOV 07.02.26
Assignments:
WTOV 02.04.16
Wright
William BAccusedGlenmary Home MissionersWright was named publicly as credibly accused by the Little Rock diocese when added to its list in 2/19. Assigned to Holy Cross in Crossett AR 1982-1986. Little Rock stated that Wright was 'confirmed by the Glenmary Home Missioners as having a credible allegation during his time in AR.' On Glenmary order list 10/11/19. Added to the Jackson diocese list after the Glenmary list appeared. Wright was transferred in 1986 to St Francis of Assisi church in Aberdeen MS in the Jackson diocese to coordinate religious education in Aberdeen, with missions in Houston and Okolona. He came from Holy Cross church in Crossett AR. Joined the Glenmary order 1978, left in 2006. Glenmary states that Wright also worked in the Nashville and Owensboro dioceses. He died in 2011.Little Rock, ARSource:
Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph 08.26.77; Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph 05.26.78; Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph 09.05.86; THV11 Digital 02.08.19; Glenmary Home Missioners List 10.11.19
WuestRobert1940PAccusedSociety of the Precious BloodNamed publicly as accused by the Bismarck diocese on its list 1/2/20. Allegations made after his death. Substantiated. Died 3/26/88.Bismarck, NDSource:
Diocese of Bismarck List 01.02.20
WunderLouis W.1961PSettledDiocesanTwo claims against Wunder were included in an 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims. Earliest claimed abuse occurred in 1960s, apparently during his assignments in Clear Lake and/or Dubuque. Worked at Sacred Heart in Waterloo 1969-75 and on faculty at Columbus High School 1974 through 1975. Died 1/28/90.Dubuque, IASource:
CBS 2 08.28.13; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; Radio Iowa 08.28.13; SNAP Statement 08.28.13; Telegraph-Herald 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
Wurtz
Camillus1953PAccusedOSBIn 2004 a man complained to St. Benedict's Abbey that Wurtz had molested him when the man was a boarding student at Maur Hill-Mount Academy during the 1960s. The abbot kept Wurtz in ministry until 2/04, after the Review Board deemed the allegation credible and recommended Wurtz's removal. Still a priest at St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison as of a 2/06 website post. Died 8/16/13.Kansas City, KSSource:
Atchison (KS) Daily Globe 02.05.04; Lawrence Journal-World 06.24.10; Arensberg Pruett Funeral Home 08.16.13; Archdiocese of Kansas City KS List 01.25.19
WyrschLouis1964PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced 12/07 that it had recently received a credible allegation against Wyrsch involving abuse of a minor about 40 years prior. Worked in Poplar Bluff and Joplin before taking leaving in 1969. Returned as a chaplain at SW Missouri State College in 1970. Left active ministry again in 1973, was laicized in 1989, and died in 1997. On the diocese's list 11/19/18.Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MOSource:
Springfield News-Leader 12.30.07; Springfield News-Leader 01.01.08; Joplin Globe 05.01.17; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 11.19.18
Assignments:
KY3.com 12.28.07
Wysocki
James R.1967PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 2003 after the archdiocese reviewed an old allegation against Wysocki of sexual misconduct involving a minor. When the allegation was first raised, officials didn't have enough info to proceed. It was later deemed "substantive." Allegation was at least 15 years old and incident is said to have occurred just after Wysocki's 1967 ordination. A second allegation of abuse in the early 1970s of teenage youth was made in 2004. Vatican ordered church trial. Permanently barred from public ministry in 2007.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 02.03.03; Port Huron Times Herald (MI) 02.07.03; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 06.18.03; Detroit Free Press 01.12.04; Detroit News 01.12.04; Port Huron Times Herald 01.17.04; Port Huron Times Herald 03.08.04; Detroit Free Press 08.13.04; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07; Times Herald [Marine City MI] 04.21.07; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
Wysolmerski
Benjamin D.1950PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least two girls in the 1950s and 1970s. At least one claim settled for an undisclosed sum in 1997. A woman alleged he raped her in the 1960s when she was student and again in the 1970s when she was married. One plaintiff said she identified multiple other victims. Resigned 6/15/93. Faculties revoked 6/17/93. Died 10/11/94. Allegations against him mentioned at 8/08 trial against Edward Paquette and diocese. On diocese's list 8/22/19.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 04.27.02; Burlington Free Press 04.20.06; Burlington Free Press 04.30.06; Burlington Free Press 08.19.08; VTdigger 10.21.18; Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19; Seven Days 08.22.19
Assignments:
Diocese of Burlington List 08.22.19
Wyszynski
Darius W.1958PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Assumption BVM Province, WI. Incardinated into the Diocese of Lansing in 1970. Died 2/17/13. Named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 9/27/19.Lansing, MISource:
Diocese of Lansing List 09.27.19
Wyzgoski
Robert1959PSuedDiocesanRemoved in 2002; "retired." Accused of abuse of teenage girls in the 1960s. Parents were complaining of his behavior as early as 1973. Named in a civil suit in 2004. In 2005 the Vatican upheld Cardinal Maida's decision to permanently remove Wyzgoski from pastoral duties. Died in 1/07. On the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report October 2009; Detroit Free Press 06.28.02; Detroit News 06.28.02; Archdiocese of Detroit News Release 06.30.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 05.27.05; Detroit Free Press 01.03.07; Archdiocese of Detroit List 06.10.19
 


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