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ZabowskiTheodore P.1970PSettledDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Allegation to diocese 10/95 of sexual abuse of a teenage boy 1975-79. Placed on leave. Acknowledged having boys in his bed for "companionship" and possible inappropriate touching. Sent to St. Luke's Institute in MD. Returned to parish ministry 9/96. Withdrew from ministry in 7/02. Settlement in 2020 in the low five figures of a claim that Zabowski sexually abused a boy, age 13, in 1974, while assigned to St. Lawrence O'Toole. The alleged abuse involved fondling and, on one occasion, Zabowski gave the boy alcohol.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Garabedian Law Offices Assignment Record
Hilary1949PAccusedOFM Cap.Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Zach's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Spent several years at St. Lawrence Seminary as teacher and novice master, then became a hospital chaplain. Died 3/22/97.Detroit, MISource:
Province of St Joseph - Capuchin Communications Necrology 03.22.97; Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13; Statement on the Public Release of the Names of Friars with Confirmed Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults 06.18.13
Michael J.2002PIndictedDiocesanPastor of St. Michael's in Findlay when arrested 8/18/20 by the FBI on multiple charges of sex trafficking. He allegedly "manipulated and coerced drug-addicted boys and men into sex." Per court records, Zacharias made a "confession video" in 2015 in which he performed oral sex on a then-adult victim. He admits to first meeting the victim when he was a seminarian and the boy was in 6th grade St. Catherine's in Toledo. The boy became drug-addicted as a teen, and Zacharias offered him money for sex to feed his habit. A second young man told the FBI he met Zacharias in first grade at St. Catherine's and that the priest began sexually abusing him as a teen, when he was drug-addicted. Zacharias was placed on leave by the Diocese.Toledo, OHSource:
United States of America v Michael Zacharias 08.17.20; Richland Source 08.18.20; Toledo Blade 08.18.20; Yahoo News 08.18.20; The Courier 08.19.20; WNWO News 08.19.20; WTOL 08.19.20; Richland Source 08.20.20; Courier 08.21.20; Toledo Blade 08.21.20; Courier 08.22.20; Toledo Blade 09.06.20; Daily Beast 10.23.20; Shore News 10.24.20; International Business Times 10.26.20
Assignments: Assignment Record; Diocese of Toledo Assignments
Dennis B.1975PSuedDiocesanWorked in South St. Louis, Manchester, Lemay, Krakow, Wildwood and Sullivan parishes. Retired without faculties 2010 due to allegations of financial irregularities at parish he pastored. Accused 11/17 of sexual abuse of a boy 1975-78, while assigned to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in Mehlville. Zacheis denied the allegation. Accuser, age 55, filed suit 11/15/17. On the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Review 11.09.17; St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.13.17; The Missourian 11.13.17; Madison-St Clair Record 11.20.17; Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19; Washington Missourian 07.29.19
St Louis Post-Dispatch 11.13.17
ZachmanFrancis1951PAccusedOblates - OMIName first released on archdiocese's 5/22/14 revised list of accused priests and brothers. Worked in archdiocese 1973-1982. Assignments included pastor at Assumption in Richfield 1973-1981, as administrator at St. Albert in Albertville, at St. George in Long Lake and as associate pastor at St. Casimir in St. Paul. Accused in 4/82 of sexual abuse of a minor female. Died in 1983. NOTE: List and articles refer to him as a Franciscan TOR but research indicates he was actually an Oblate priest (OMI).St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Zachman Personnel File; Pioneer Press 05.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 05.22.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14
Assignment Record by Archdiocese of St Paul
Gary1977PAccusedDiocesanSuspended 11/17/07 after "credible" accusation he sexually assaulted girl, age 9-11, 1989-1991 in Lore City, OH. She told parents and church; he was transferred. Denied allegations. Matter sent to D.A. and to Rome. In 10/08, Grand Jury did not indict, citing lack of probable cause. A second accuser came forward 10/08. Zalenski's attorney threatened to sue if she spoke publicly. She sued 1/09 for release of records. OH Sup Court ordered Court to release records 7/10. Sent to three treatment centers. Laicized 2014. On diocese's list 10/31/18.Steubenville, OHSource:
Statement by Bishop Conlon 11.17.07; WTOV 11.17.07; KTOV 11.19.07; The Intelligencer 11.19.07; The Intelligencer 11.20.07; Daily Jeffersonian 11.21.07; Daily Jeffersonian 12.07.07; WTOV NBC9 01.07.08; WTRF - CBS7 01.07.08; The Intelligencer 01.08.08; WTOV 10.01.08; SNAP Statement 10.15.08; Daily Jeffersonian 12.31.08; Daily Jeffersonian 01.09.09; Daily Jeffersonian (add'l article) 12.04.09; Daily Reporter 07.21.10; Ohio Supreme Court Decision 07.21.10; Steubenville Truth (Documents released under Court Order) 01.31.11; SNAP Statement 02.02.11; Marietta Times 07.19.11; SNAP Statement 06.16.14; WTOV 06.16.14; WTRF 06.17.14; Diocese of Steubenville List 10.31.18; WTOV 10.31.18
Edward J.1956PSettledDiocesanDied in 1976. A woman notified the diocese in 5/07 that Zalewski "hugged her to his body" at St. Joseph church in Lincoln in 1956, when she was approximately age 12. In 2/21 a man received a settlement for $30K from the diocese. The man had come forward to allege that when he was age 11 in the summer of 1963, Zalewski sexually abused him while he was visiting a rest home that his friend's grandmother owned. He said that afterward he rode his bike to the police station in Penacook and reported the abuse.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19; Settlement Agreement 02.12.21
Diocese of Manchester List 07.31.19
Richard1993PSuedDiocesanPriest of the Diocese of El Paso. Moved to Tucson in 2002 to care for his mother. Taught there at Salpointe Catholic High School and helped out in parishes. Also in 2002 Zamorano adopted two boys from Mexico. Reportedly in 2014, Zamorano was removed from ministry by the Tucson diocese in 2012 after he allegedly took a mentally disabled adult parishioner to a motel, gave him alcohol and sexually assaulted him. The District Attorney's office investigated but no charges were filed. A civil suit filed in 6/14 named Zamorano, the Diocese of Tucson and the Diocese of El Paso. Per the 2017 Catholic Directory, he was still part of El Paso, absent on leave.Tucson, AZSource:
Courthouse News Service 06.06.14; KTSM El Paso 06.06.14; SNAP Statement 06.06.14; El Diario de El Paso 06.08.14; Tucson News Now 06.12.14
Salvatore V.1944PAccusedDiocesanParish priest, became Army chaplain in 1951. Diocese received allegations in 1980 and 1986 of "unwanted sexual misconduct" by Zangari toward adult women. Sent in 1986 to St. Luke's for evaluation. Admitted to fathering a child with a former high school student. No follow-up apparent by diocese. Review by bishop in 2002 of the 1986 evaluation; he said it showed "full proof of [Zangari's] sexual misconduct with minors." Faculties removed. Died 9/23/04. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report.Harrisburg, PASource:
LancasterOnline 09.26.04; Diocese of Harrisburg List 08.01.18; Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Angelo1926PAccusedBenedictineOn 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Zankl, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Spent much time at St. John Abbey before and after working in the diocese 1951-87. Left the diocese 5/30/87. Died 07/12/07, age 106. Accusation received shortly before diocese released list.Duluth, MNSource:
Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13; Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Examiner 12.31.13; Northlands News Center 12.31.13; St Cloud Times 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14; Legal Examiner 01.04.14; Diocese of Duluth Statement 12.07.15; Duluth News Tribune 12.07.15; Star Tribune 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.11.15
ZapitelliFrancis 1962PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for the Diocese of Youngstown. Incardinated into the Diocese of Phoenix in 4/83. Removed from public ministry in 11/18 after an allegation that Zapitelli engaged in "sexual misconduct" with a minor in the mid-1970s as a Youngstown priest. On Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18. Included on Phoenix diocese's list 10/29/29.Youngstown, OHSource:
WYTV 10.29.18; Diocese of Youngstown List 10.30.18; Diocese of Youngstown List updated 11.09.18; WFMJ 11.16.18; WYTV 11.16.18; The Vindicator 11.18.18; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Andrew J.1936PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 8/21/18. Retired 1982. Died 12/30/88.Great Falls-Billings, MTSource:
Great Falls Tribune Obituary 01.01.89; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings List 08.21.18
Robert E.1967PAccusedDiocesanOrdained for Newark. Sent to MN in 1980 for alcoholism treatment. Ministered in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis; incardinated there in 1987. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002 due to accusation of abuse of a youth in the early 1970s in Newark. Died 3/08 at age 67. On Newark archdiocese's list 2/13/19.Newark, NJSource:
Archdiocese of Newark List Tobin Letter 02.13.01; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.21.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.22.02; Star Tribune 05.22.02; Star-Ledger 05.22.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Star-Tribune 03.06.08; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hopkins Patch 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; Quad Community Press 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; Archdiocese of Newark List 02.13.19
Stephen R.1961PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 3/02 from parish assignment because of 'misconduct' involving two children 31 years prior. He received years of counseling and reconciled with the families and victims. Counseling discontinued when bishop determined it was no longer necessary. He was removed under the diocese's revised policy 3/20/02. No criminal charges filed. Died 7/2/18. Included on the diocese's list 1/2/20.Bismarck, NDSource:
Bismarck Tribune 03.25.02; Bismarck Tribune 03.29.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Bismarck Tribune Obituary 07.05.18; Diocese of Bismarck List 01.02.20
George F.1968PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 11/30/07 after admitting to "inappropriate behavior" with as many as five youths in the 1970s. Victims included three brothers. Further allegations involved an 18-year-old youth and events in 2007. Sent for counseling. Zatarga kept a "travel log" of his 1976 trips with teenage boys and often mentioned their "unique physiques." Died 8/28/11. On diocese's list in 2/19.Brooklyn, NYSource:
New York Daily News 12.04.07; Daily News 01.06.08; Brooklyn Daily Eagle 01.07.08; Times Union 01.08.08; Post-Star 01.09.08; Daily News 01.11.08; Post-Star 02.14.08; Albany Times Union 02.15.08; NY Daily News 04.06.08; QNS 12.19.17; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
David Harry1949PAccusedDiocesanParish priest, teacher, KY state police chaplain. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegation(s). Left active ministry in 1973. Died 5/1/83.Covington, KYSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 06.30.51; Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Diocese of Covington List 07.31.20
Charles J.1957PAccusedDiocesanPer a 7/02 article, Zaunbrecher, who died in 1996, is listed as having molested children while serving as a priest. He spent time away from his ministry on "special assignment." In 1985-95, he was assigned to the Church of the Little Flower in Mobile, AL He returned to Lafayette in 1995. On Lafayette diocese's list in 4/19. It notes he retired in 1995.Lafayette, LASource:
FindAGrave 06.19.96; The Advocate 06.21.96; The TImes Acadiana 07.17.02; Diocese of Lafayette List 04.12.19
The Advocate 6.21.96
ZedarThomas J. 1965PSuedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Ordained for Syracuse diocese. Worked in Diocese of Venice FL 10/88--06. Incardinated into Venice diocese 1/92. Per obit, Zedar retired 9/8/06. Died 2/8/09. Accused along with two other priests in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy. The abuse by Zedar allegedly began in the 1970s when the boy was a Seton Catholic Central High School junior, and included rape.Syracuse, NYSource:
Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Tributes website accessed 01.02.19; Legal Examiner Blog 07.06.20
John M.1954PSuedDiocesanA woman filed suit in 3/03 (dismissed on SOL 9/06) alleging she was abused by two priests. She said she was raped by Zeder between 1978 and 1981 and abused by Thomas Keating in 1982 after she told him what Zeder had done. She also says that Zeder threatened to put her in a mental institution if she told. The woman said she told Bishop Moynihan in 2002. Zeder was removed from public ministry in 7/02 and permanently removed from active priesthood as of 6/03. On diocese's list 12/3/18. Noted to be deceased.Syracuse, NYSource:
Syracuse Post-Standard 03.21.03; Press & Sun Bulletin 03.22.03; Post-Standard 06.18.03; Post Standard 12.16.04; Post-Standard 09.16.06; Syracuse News 02.11.16; Diocese of Syracuse List 12.03.18; Syracuse site 12.03.18
Gabriel1980PReinstatedT.O.R. (Franciscan)Director and chaplain of Princeton University's Catholic campus ministry and Diocesan Vicar for Catholic Education in 9/19 when accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1975, prior to ordination. Denied the allegation. Resigned. On 6/16/20 the TOR Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus announced that investigations by the A.G. and Order could not substantiate the allegation and deemed it not credible. Zeis was to be reinstated.Trenton, NJSource:
Daily Princetonian 09.11.19; Trenton Monitor 06.16.20; NJ com 06.19.20; Daily Princetonian 06.23.20; Vice 05.28.21
ZelayaMiguel Umana1996PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 10/15/18. Removed from ministry in 2000 after report of abuse. Laicized 2003.Washington, DCSource:
Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10.15.18
ZielinskiTomasz Adam PConvictedDiocesanFrom Poland. Had been working at Christ King Church in Manville since 4/08. In 7/08 a teenage girl complained to flight attendants that he was groping her and attempting to unzip her pants during a flight from Poland to the US. Zielinski was criminally charged about one week later. Placed on leave by the diocese. Pleaded guilty 10/1/08. Sentenced to one year in federal prison in 1/09. Released in 1/10.Metuchen, NJSource:
Star-Ledger 07.11.08; Star-Ledger 07.12.08; Home News Tribune 07.17.08; USA Today 07.17.08; WNBC 07.17.08; Manville News 07.21.08; Star-Ledger 10.02.08; Star-Ledger 01.27.09
Ziemann (BP)
G. Patrick1967PSuedDiocesanResigned as Bishop of the Santa Rosa diocese in 1999 after a priest sued him over sexual a relationship. Ziemann left the diocese in financial debt of over $30M. A 2002 suit alleged abuse of a youth in 1968 and lasting several years. Named in a 12/03 civil suit alleging conspiracy by 28 priests to cover up abuse in the Los Angeles archdiocese. Named in L.A archdiocesan report, with three accusing him of abuse 1967-86. Lived in Tucson without faculties until his death in 10/09.Los Angeles, CASource:
Collection of Articles prior to 09.01.09; Press Democrat 09.28.09; Press Democrat 10.03.09; LA Times 10.22.09; Bakersfield Californian 10.24.09
Assignments: Assignment Record; LA Times Database 04.20.06; OC Weekly 03.04.05
ZiemerGeorge Peter1919PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused on archdiocese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have one victim, abuse allegedly occurring 1955-57. Ziemer died 4/26/80. Allegations reported after his death.Indianapolis, INSource:
Archdiocese of Indianapolis list 10.12.18; Indianapolis Star 10.12.18; Batesville Herald Tribune 10.14.18
ZiemskiRaynor1939 ?PAccusedOFM. Conv.Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Baltimore on its list updated 6/8/20.Two people alleged sexual abuse by Ziemski in the 1960s and 1970s. He died in 1981.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore List 11.03.20
ZilkoskiFrancis J.1924PAccusedDiocesanOn 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Zilkoski, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information as to where or when the abuse occurred. Had assignments in Foreston, Flensburg, Little Falls and Opole. Was also Chancellor of Diocese. Died 5/19/78.St. Cloud, MNSource:
FindAGrave 05.19.78; Diocese of St Cloud--Bishop Kettler Press Release, 01.03.14; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; WJON 01.03.14; Mille Lacs County Times 01.09.14
Assignments: Assignment Record
ZilligenMichael1973PAccusedDiocesanA man reported to police in 1/04 that he had been sexually assaulted by Zilligen at age 11 during a 1973 or 1974 sleepover for altar boys at Prince of Peace Parish. He alleged that it developed into a six-year "relationship." Zilligen is not listed in the 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Shown as absent on leave per 1995 directory.Brownsville, TXSource:
The Monitor 01.10.04
Luke1954PSuedSacred HeartsWorked in NH, MA, HI, MN, CA and WI. Given permission to operate a Christian Renewal center in WI. As such, he participated as a priest at various churches. Plaintiff in a 1993 suit alleged that Zimmer abused her 1979-80 at one of these churches in WI. Zimmer was still active in 1993 as an instructor for Catholic Seminars. Died in 1/97.Milwaukee, WISource:
Jane Doe v Archdiocese Milwaukee; Milwaukee Cty; # 93CV009909; Memorial Mass Homily 01.07.97
Assignments: Assignment Record
ZimmerRalph1943PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 7/26/19. Died in 1981. Substantiated allegations, received after his death.St. Louis, MOSource:
Archdiocese of St Louis List 07.26.19
Francis A.1932PAccusedBenedictineIn 9/08 the Fort Worth diocese announced a credible allegation that ZImmerer sexually abused a boy, age 11, while assigned to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Decatur in 1978. Zimmerer died in 1/23/83 at age 74. As of 9/15, two more men had come forward with credible allegations of abuse at the same church. Also worked in AR, MI, WI. Name included on Little Rock's 9/10/18 list (mistakenly as Francis 'Zimmer'). On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. On the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20.Fort Worth, TXSource:
Ft Worth Star-Telegram 09.08.08; DFW Catholic 09.09.08; North Texas Daily 09.09.08; Ft Worth Star-Telegram 09.15.08; Dallas Morning News 09.16.08; Diocese of Fort Worth List of Accused Priests accessed 01.01.12; Diocese of Little Rock list 09.10.18; Country Monks bio accessed 02.22.19; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau List 04.01.19; Diocese of La Crosse List 01.18.20
Diocese of Little Rock list 09.10.18; Country Monks bio accessed 02.22.19
George1979PSuedDiocesanFirst publicly named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. The diocese knew as early as 1987 of allegations against him of child sex abuse. Sent to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation in 3/88 after an allegation. Sent to St. Luke's Institute in 12/88 after two reports of abuse, of boys ages 16 and 17. Another complaint 1991. Kept in ministry until placed on leave 11/94. Returned to ministry 7/95 after threatening diocese with legal action. Another accusation 11/95, placed on leave. Moved to FL, then Cuba where he was murdered in 5/01. Grand Jury found him to have been involved, along with Revs. Francis Pucci, Robert Wolk and Richard Zula, in making child porn, sharing victims, and using sadism while raping them. Their "favorite boys" would allegedly be given big gold crosses to wear to signal them as targets for other predators. Lawsuit 11/18.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Fortune 08.14.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; KDKA TV 11.15.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Nelson B.1947PSuedEdmunditeRemoved from ministry in 1993 after a man alleged physical and sexual abuse 1974-79 while Ziter was pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Selma. Sued in 1994. Suit dismissed on SOL. Ziter founded the Boys and Girls Club in Slma. Assignments in AL included Queen of Peace in Selma, St. Philip Neri in Belle Fontaine, St. Elizabeth in Selma, and Our Lady of Lourdes in Mobile. Director of spiritual affairs at St. Michael's College in VT 1961-67 and worked in parishes in Swanton and Williston. Ziter died 7/7/2000. Included the Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. Per the Edmundites' list 8/7/19, the allegation was substantiated.Mobile, ALSource:
Mobile Register 03.07.95; Mobile Register 03.08.95; AL website 11.19.18; Archdiocese of Mobile List 12.06.18; Edmundite List 08.07.19; Seven Days 09.25.19
ZizkaPeter J.1975PSettledDiocesanTwo suits filed in 1995 alleged abuse by Zizka in the 1970s while the female plaintiffs were children. Files in the suits were sealed until 1998. Another suit filed in 7/97. Zizka was not removed from his assignment until 1999. All three cases settled and the files were again sealed. By 10/02 a total of five lawsuits had been filed against Zizka. All settled. Per the archdiocese on its list 1/22/19, Zizka was laicized in 2002.Hartford, CTSource:
Connecticut Law Tribune 06.22.98; Hartford Courant (AP) 06.24.98; Hartford Courant 03.17.99; Hartford Courant 03.09.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Hartford Courant 03.09.03; Hartford Courant 01.22.19
Archdiocese of Hartford Assignment Record
Douglas BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersMember of the Edmund Rice, or Irish, Christian Brothers. Entered the order in 1959. Named publicly as accused by the Phoenix diocese on its list 10/29/19. Assigned 2001-08 to St. Matthew's in Phoenix, where he was the school's vice-principal. Previously worked in Chicago IL, Peru, Staten Island NY, Burbank, IL, Honolulu HI, and Seattle WA. Accused in a 2014 lawsuit of sexually abusing a student at Damien Memorial High School in HI. Also accused in a 2016 lawsuit in HI of abusing a Damien Memorial High student in 1982. Died 12/02/09.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic Obituary 12.05.09; Diocese of Phoenix List 10.29.19
Anderson and Associates Assignment Record
ZmijewskiJoseph A.1936PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Member of diocesan Tribunal. Psychologist. Died 1968. In 10/04 a woman told the diocese that Zmijewski sexually abused her in 1950 when she was a St. Peter's in Reading 9th grader. She said she was referred to Zmijewski for counseling, and he proposed hypnotizing her at his residence. She said she feigned being hypnotized and he then had her strip naked. He allegedly left the room for a few minutes then returned and told her to get dressed.Allentown, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Benjamin1965PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 2002 due to allegations deemed credible. Laicized in 2011. Assignments included parishes in Tusla, Norman, Watonga and OK City. Pastor in Moore 1974-84, moved to Weatherford parish 1984-85, OK City 1985-96, Yukon 1996-01, per archdiocese. Report to archdiocese in 2006 of abuse in 1985 by Zoeller of a 16-year-old boy who attended St. Patrick's parish. In 8/18 his accuser contacted the archdiocese, which then found credible allegations in Zoeller's file and initiated an investigation. Zoeller was discovered volunteering at a parish in 8/18. On the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 10/3/19.Oklahoma City, OKSource:
KFOR 08.22.18; NewsOK 08.23.18; Newsok 08.25.18; Get Religion 09.05.18; Archdiocese of Oklahoma City List 10.03.19
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City List Updated 01.21.20
Vincent A.1980PSuedDiocesanNamed as defendant in lawsuit filed in Brooklyn in which 26 people alleged abuse by twelve priests and one religious brother. Lawsuit said Zollo abused a male parishioner at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, where he was assigned 1981-83. Resigned at some point. Per the diocese in 2/19, the diocese deemed the allegation "unsubstantiated," but the claimant was allowed to participate in the IRCP. (Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program.) The diocese did not include Zollo on its list in 2/19.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Diocese of Brooklyn List 02.22.19
ZolondekJohn G.1938PAccusedDiocesanParish assignments in Bridgeport, Emmaus, Willow Grove and Philadelphia. Involved in a Germantown summer camp. Music Director at Allentown Central Catholic High School, later at Reading Central Catholic High. Residing at St. Mary's parish in Kutztown.when he died 9/18/62. First named publicly as accused on Allentown's 8/19/18 list. Allegation received after his death.Allentown, PASource:
Jim Thorpe Times News Obituary 09.19.62; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18
ZuberMartin G. 1976PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry in 1993. Laicized 2018.Brownsville, TXSource:
Diocese of Brownsville List 01.31.19
Lisa NAccusedDominican SistersMember of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, first assigned in 1975. In 7/18 a woman alleged that Zuccarelli molested her in 1982 when she was a student at Fisher Catholic High School in Lancaster. The Order removed Zuccarelli from ministry and restricted her from unsupervised contact with minors and former students. Zuccarelli taught at Fisher High 1980-85. Prior to that she was a teacher at Desales High 1975-77 and Catholic Central High in Steubenville 1978-80. Taught at Georgetown University's School of Nursing 1995-99, chaplain there at St. Mary's Hall and Darnall Hall 1996-2002. Director of academic enrichment and student life until 2003. Professor at Salve Regina University in RI from 2003 until her 2018 removal. The Order deemed the allegation credible.Columbus, OHSource:
Newport Daily News 11.29.18; The Columbus Dispatch 12.12.18; The Hoya 03.15.19; WOSU Radio 08.27.19
Francis T.1932PSettledDiocesanAccused in a 12/15/95 suit of sexually abusing two altar boys 1970-75. The complaint alleges that Zuch "systematically" abused "numerous" altar boys "starting in the 1940s." Some of the abuse allegedly occurred at a cabin on Clear Lake. Suit was settled by 2002. Zuch was director of Catholic Charities in the diocese 1935-55. Died in 1993. On diocese's list 4/4/19. It notes five allegations of abuse of boys in the early to mid 1970s.Des Moines, IASource:
Complaint 12.15.95; Des Moines Register 12.16.95; Des Moines Register 12.22.95; Cityview 01.24.96; Des Moines Register 02.16.96; Des Moines Register 03.08.02; Diocese of Des Moines List 04.04.19
Frank Joseph1953PSuedDiocesanBorn in Mexico, raised in Italy. Attended seminary in Italy and at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany NY. Assigned to Nativity in Buffalo, then administrator at Sacred Heart. Pastor at St. Mary's in Sliver Springs. Also worked at St. John's in Sinclairille and St. Jude's in Sardinia. Boy Scout leader for 17 years. Moderator of the Catholic Youth Organization for 15 years. Died 7/12/95. Accused in a lawsuit(s) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News Obituary 07.14.95
Richard F.1966PConvictedDiocesanReport to diocese 9/87 of violent sexual activity in the rectory by Zula with a minor, and with three other lay men. Sent to Institute of Living in CT. Placed on permanent leave. Two brothers alleging abuse filed suit, then contacted police in 9/88. One said first abused by Zula 1984 when under age 16. Zula arrested 11/88. Pled guilty to two counts involving the two brothers; sentenced 1990 to 2-5 years in prison. Sentence to run concurrently with one in another county imposed for 1-5 yrs. Diocese settled with the brothers with a confidentiality agreement. Revs. Francis Pucci and Robert Wolk accused of abusing the same boys. More reports to diocese of abuse of boys by Zula, involving sadomasochism. Found volunteering at a parish in 2007. Died 9/29/17. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Suit filed 10/18 against Bishop Zubik and Cardinal Wuerl.Pittsburgh, PASource:
United Press International 10.14.88; Associated Press 11.11.88; Associated Press 11.14.88; United Press International 05.23.89; United Press International 06.02.89; United Press International 04.03.90; 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; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.01.17; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Tribune Review 10.05.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
ZylaJeffrey L.1992PAccusedDiocesanNamed publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/30/18. Report received in 2003 of abuse 1978-81, prior to seminary. Removed 2003. Its list updated 6/1/19 notes another report in 2018Omaha, NESource:
The Catholic Voice 12.03.18; Archdiocese of Omaha List updated 06.01.19

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