Diocese Of Richmond Priest Assignments Rockville


This detailed table provides links to information about priests who have worked in Rockville Centre and who have been publicly accused of sexual abuse.

We have also included preliminary lists of the parishes and schools where the priests were assigned. Each of these places is a vulnerable community, where victims might not yet have come forward. This table is a work in progress. If you have corrections or additions, please email us at staff@bishop-accountability.org. This table was last updated on 4/16/07.

We thank an anonymous source who provided us with copies and summaries of pages from a 1990 diocesan Directory of Priests, which gives start/stop dates for assignments. In building the assignment records, we have supplemented that data with information from the Official Catholic Directory (referred to as the Directory below) and from media coverage. The Directory does not provide start/stop dates. Every U.S. diocese keeps start/stop records for each of their priests; those records for Rockville Centre have not been released. (For an example, see a priest's assignment record subpoenaed from the Boston archdiocesan files.)

Note: In January 2005, Bishop Murphy announced that the allegations cited below against Revs. Brian J. Brinker and Michael A. Carroll were deemed unsubstantiated by the Vatican. The church has cleared both men to return to ministry. Rev. William R. Logan was suspended in March 2006 and reinstated in September 2006. This table lists all priests against whom allegations have been made public. We remind our readers that under U.S. law, a person is considered innocent until proven guilty.

| Allen | Babis | Bergin | Brinker | Burke | Butler | Carroll | Chasse |Congro | DeVita | Ditta | Duvelsdorf |Ferraro|Fitzgerald|Hands |Hasselbach | Huneke | Logan | Magee | Mahoney | Massaro | McComiskey | McConaghy | McKeon | Michell | Millar |Miller|Miraglia | Mott | Mundy | Murphy | Nee | Newman | Placa | Ribaudo | Riordan |Saccacio| Saloy | Schaefer | Sheehan | Soave | Stegmann |Unterstein|Vollmer | Priest G | Priest K | Priest L | Priest N | Priest Q | Priest R |Priest S | Priest U|

Allen, Peter A.

- Born 1/21/45.
- Ordained 5/29/71
- St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville (6/23/71-5/24/76)
- St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma (5/24/76-9/27/78)
- Maria Regina High School in Uniondale
-Most Holy Trinity in East Hampton (9/03/79-6/17/87)
- St. Peter the Apostle in Amagansett, mission of Most Holy Trinity (9/03/79-6/17/87)
- Sacred Heart in North Merrick (6/17/87-6/20/90)
- Sacred Heart in Cutchogue (6/20/90-12/13/2006)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mattituck, mission of Sacred Heart (pastor 6/20/90-12/13/2006)
- Placed on administrative leave due to a "credible allegation" of sexual misconduct 12/13/2006.

County prosecutors are investigating a 2006 accusation that Allen sexually abused one person on one occasion. The diocese considers this a "credible allegation" and on 12/12/06 put Allen on administrative leave.

Babis, Daniel G.


- Ordained 1948
- Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach in Brooklyn diocese (1948-54)
- Blessed Sacrament in Jackson Heights in Brooklyn diocese (1954-56)
- Villa Maria convent for Dominican sisters in Water Mill in Brooklyn diocese, which became part of new Rockville Centre diocese in 1957 (chaplain, 1956-57)
- St. Philip Neri in Northport (1957-58)
- Mary Immaculate in Bellport (1958-60)
- Our Lady of Peace in Lynnbrook (1960-70)
- On duty outside the diocese (1970-78)
- Corpus Christi in Miami FL (1970-71)
- Little Flower in Coral Gables FL (1971-74)
- St. Francis de Sales in Miami Beach FL (1974-76)
- Holy Family in North Miami FL (1976-78)
- Died 12/12/78

Accused in 1/9/06 complaint of sexually abusing a boy and girl and three of their siblings from the early 1950s through 1968, when their father confronted Babis. The abuse, which allegedly included fondling and photographing his naked victims, occurred in the children's home while their father was ill, in church buildings including a home for retired nuns, and on overnight trips. Babis was transferred to Florida in 1970. Since the suit was filed, four others reportedly have alleged abuse during the 1960s at Babis's last NY parish: two brothers and a sister in one family and a girl fondled at age nine in the rectory.
 Family's Hell: Priest Molested All Five Kids, $25m Suit Says, by Kieran Crowley, New York Post (January 12, 2006)
 Siblings Sue RVC Diocese, Bishop William Murphy, by Eden Laikin, Newsday (January 12, 2006)
 Church Accuser Confronts Bishop Murphy after Mass, by Eden Laikin, Newsday, February 6, 2006
 Family Faces Painful Past, by Eden Laikin and Tom McGinty, Newsday (February 7, 2006)
 Catholic Bishop Confronted after Mass, by Brandon Bain, Newsday (October 1, 2006)

Bergin, James J.

Born 4/22/35.
Ordained 6/3/61 CC & ICS.
- Camp Molloy (chaplain 1961)
- St. Lawrence's in Sayville (1961-62)
- Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park (1962-63)
- Pius X Prep Seminary in Uniondale (faculty 1963-68)
- St. Anthony's in Rocky Point (1968-70)
- St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches (1970-71)
- St. Francis de Sales in Patchogue (1971-80)
- St. John's in Riverhead (pastor 1980-87)
- Most Holy Trinity in East Hampton (1987-92)
Died 1/19/92.

"While there were a number of victims, the [Grand Jury] report tells the story of one, who was 11 when the abuse started and later died of a drug overdose after receiving a $25,000 settlement from the diocese." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.

Brinker, Brian J.

Born 2/6/57.
Ordained 6/4/88 SJU & ICS.
- St. James in Seaford (1988-93)
- Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow (chaplain 1993-99)
- Sacred Heart in North Merrick (residence 1993-98)
- Good Shepherd in Holbrook (1999-2001)
- St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre (2001-2002)
- Pius X residence for priests (2002- )
"The Moraitis family was angry nine years ago when it complained to church officials that the Rev. Brian Brinker acted inappropriately toward their 14-year-old son during a trip to California. Now their feelings have turned to outrage." Source: Family Upset.

Burke, William Michael

Born 10/28/21.
Ordained 1946.
- Queen of Peace in Kew Gardens NY in the Brooklyn diocese (1946-53)
- Curé of Ars, St. John M. Vianney in Merrick (1953-57) [this parish was then in the Brooklyn diocese, but was included in the new Rockville Centre diocese when it was formed in 1957]
- St. Catherine of Sienna in Franklin Square (1957-60)
- Absent on leave (1960-61)
- St. Patrick's in Southold (1961-62)
- Absent on leave (1962-68)
- St. Martin's in Amityville (1968-69)
- St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville (1969-74)
- St. Andrew's in Sag Harbor (1974-82)
- Sick leave (1982-83)
- St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches (1983-88)
- Not indexed in the 1989 Directory
- Retired 1990
- Died 3/12/95
"Burke is accused of sexually abusing an elementary school student at St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville in the early 1970s." Source: Lawsuits Detail.
Butler, JohnOrdained 1957.
- Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond VA (1957-58)
- St. Mary Star-of-the-Sea in Fort Monroe VA (1958-60) with mission at St. Joseph's in Buckroe Beach
- St. Peter's in Richmond VA (1960-61) with parish chaplaincy at penitentiary
- St. Joseph's in Kings Park (1961-65) and incardinated in Rockville Centre in these years
- Not indexed in the 1966 Directory
- On duty outside the diocese of Richmond (1966-68) at an unspecified location
- Assumption in Keyser WV in the Richmond diocese (1968-69) with missions at Our Lady of the Valley in Petersburg WV and Our Lady of Grace in Grace WV
- St. Paul's in Richmond (1969-70)

As choirmaster at St. Joseph’s in Kings Park, Butler allegedly molested more than a dozen choirboys. Source: Little Hope.
 Colonia Priest Takes a Leave of Absence, by Kathleen Hopkins, Asbury Park Press (April 16, 2002)
 Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002)
 Diocese Pays $800,000 in Abuse Cases against Priests, by Richard Lezin Jones, New York Times (January 31, 2003)
 Little Hope for Change, by Carol Eisenberg and Steve Wick (February 12, 2003)
 Diocese Hit in Sex Abuse 23 Seek $100m in Suit vs. L.I. Clergy, by Mike Claffey, Daily News (April 15, 2003)

Assignments (cont.)

- SS. Philip and James in Phillipsburg NJ (1970-74) in the Trenton diocese
- St. Barnabas in Bayville (1974-75) in the Trenton diocese
- St. Thomas the Apostle in Old Bridge (1975-78) in the Trenton diocese
- St. Robert Bellarmine in Freehold NJ (1978-79) in the Trenton diocese
- Not indexed in the 1980 Directory
- St. John Vianney in Colonia NJ (1980?-84) in the Metuchen diocese
- Not indexed in the 1985 or 1986 Directory
- St. John Vianney in Colonia NJ (1986-2002) in the Metuchen diocese
- Not indexed in the 2003 Directory

Carroll, Michael A.

Born 3/3/56.
Ordained 5/11/85 Fordham & ICS.
- St. Catherine of Sienna in Franklin Square (1985-90)
- St. Barnabas the Apostle in Bellmore (1990-93)
- St. Raymond's in East Rockaway (1993-98)
- SS. Philip and James in St. James (1998-2001)
- St. Christopher's in Baldwin (in residence 2001-2002)
- Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre (2001-2002)
- Our Lady of Hope in Carle Place (weekend duty)
- Villa St. Joseph Convent in Rockville Centre (2004-2007)
- St. Christopher's in Baldwin (in residence 2004-2007)
"Assigned to a parish elementary school, this priest had a foot fetish. A nun testified to the grand jury that he had sexual contact with at least four boys and that 'a senior cleric in the diocese, Priest P's pastor, and a deacon, all knew this.' The priest was later reassigned to another parish elementary school, where he entertained boys in his rectory bedroom. He was later sent by the diocese for treatment but continued to celebrate Mass on weekends in a parish." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
 Allegations against Carroll were deemed unsubstantiated by the Vatican. The church has cleared him to return to ministry.
 The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest P" matches public allegations against Carroll.
 Church: Insufficient Evidence | Accused Priest to Return, by Rita Ciolli (May 9, 2004)
Chasse, Gerard J. "Jerry"Ordained 1971?
- St. Patrick's in Bay Shore (1971-72)
- St. Luke's in Brentwood (1972-75)
- Not indexed in the 1976 Directory.
- Mary Immaculate in Bellport (1976-77)
- Immaculate Conception in Butte MT (in residence 1977-80), but not indexed there. The index of the Directory in 1978-80 notes that Chasse is "on duty outside the diocese," but the Rockville Centre pages do not say where. Recent media reports state that Chasse worked in Montana, and by examining the pages for the Helena diocese (western Montana), we located him in Butte.
- Laicized 1980.
"Among his victims were two brothers. One of the brothers 'tried to tell another parish priest what was happening to him, but he was ignored.' Later, at his sister's wedding, the boy put a note asking for help in the collection basket 'with his name and telephone number ... He never heard anything.'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
 The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest I" matches public allegations against Chasse.
 Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002)
 Misconduct Concerns: Diocesan Official's Role in Complaints Eyed, by Carol Eisenberg (June 3, 2002)
 The Accused, USA Today (November 11, 2002)
 Little Hope for Change: Victims Laud Grand Jury Findings, But Criticize Church Response, by Carol Eisenberg and Steve Wick (February 12, 2003)
Congro, Basil PeterOrdained 1978.
- St. John Cathedral in Fresno CA (1978-79)
- Christ the King in Commack (1979-81?) with Rev. Duvelsdorf
- St. Mary's in East Islip (1981?-83)
- Military chaplain (1984-94)
- St. Mary's on Yonges Island SC (1994-97)
- St. Anthony's All Souls' Memorial Church in Florence SC (1997-99)
- St. Patrick's in Charleston SC (1999-2002)
- Our Lady of Mercy in Charleston SC (1999-2001)
- St. Frederick's on Edisto Island SC (listed in media coverage; not in Directory)
- St. Stephen's on Edisto Island SC (listed in media coverage; not in Directory)
- Jesus Our Risen Savior in Spartanburg SC (2002- )
A man has filed a lawsuit stating that Congro had sodomized him during his teen years. The alleged abuse took place in the church rectory, in the confessional, and in gay bars. Source: Lawsuits Detail.

DeVita, Thomas F.

Born 4/8/47.
Ordained 3/18/78 Fordham & ICS.
- St. Joseph's in Kings Park (1978-80)
- St. Gertrude's in Bayville (1980-82)
- St. James in Seaford (1982-88)
- St. Aidan's in Williston Park (1988-93)
- Medical leave (6/93)
- St. Frances de Chantal in Wantagh (pastor 1993-94; appointed, but might have been sent for evaluation before he started the job; not in Directory)
- Epiphany Cathedral in Venice FL (1994-95, in media coverage but not in Directory)
- St. Mary of the Lake in New Buffalo MI (1995- , in media coverage but not in Directory)

- In 1994, the diocese paid $50,000 to a man who was 15 when DeVita sexually abused him, according to the victim’s mother. DeVita admitted publicly to the charges but claimed the boy was 16.
 Priest Admits Sex with Teen in 70s, by Stuart Vincent (August 29, 1998)
 Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002). See also.
 Mother from '78 Episode Speaks on Pastor's Past: Father DeVita Apologizes for Long Island Incident; Steadfastly Denies Florida Allegations, by Jim Meenan (April 30, 2002)
 Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse, Dallas Morning News (June 12, 2002)
 Parish Wants to Keep Priest Who Abused Boy, by Marisa Schultz, Detroit News (July 28, 2002)
 An Ousted Priest, His Offense Long Past, Wistfully Departs, by Jodi Wilgoren, New York Times (August 1, 2002)
 Few Priests Face Expulsion, by Patricia Montemurri, Detroit Free Press (April 14, 2003)

Ditta, Angelo J.

Born 12/9/54.
Ordained 5/10/86 Dowling College & ICS.
- Our Lady of Grace in West Babylon (1984-86, as a deacon and priest)
- St. Margaret of Scotland in Selden (1986-89)
- St. Louis de Montfort in Sound Beach (1989-90)
- St. Luke's in Brentwood (1990-95)
- St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma (1995-98)
- St. Pius X Hospice in Uniondale (residence 1998- )
- Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow (chaplain 2000-2002)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mattituck (Masses ?-2002, not listed in Directory)
- Dowling College in Oakdale (adjunct professor, not listed in Directory)

"He began abusing a boy when the boy was 10. An associate pastor testified that he heard 'horsing around' in the priest's bedroom and believed it was sexual in nature. The pastor told the grand jury he 'never made an official report to anyone in the diocese' about the priest. The diocese required the priest to receive psychological counseling, and it later assigned him as chaplain to an 'area' hospital, allowing him to celebrate Mass at a parish on weekends." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
 The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest H" matches a public allegation against Ditta.
 A 2nd LI Priest Removed, by Steve Wick (April 3, 2002)
 Complaint, Compasso et al. v. Vollmer et al. (April 14, 2003)

Duvelsdorf, Peter L.

Born 5/11/30.
Ordained 5/31/58 St. John's University Jamaica & Our Lady of Angels
- St. Raphael's in East Meadow (1958-65)
- St. Mary of the Isle in Long Beach (1965-71)
- St. James in Seaford (1971-74)
- St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa (1974-78)
-Christ the King in Commack (1978-81)
- St. Patrick's in Huntington (1981-86)
- Holy Family in Hicksville (1986-91)
- Holy Cross in Vero Beach FL (1991-96)
- St. Paul of the Cross in North Palm Beach FL (1996-97)
- St. Pius X Residence in Uniondale (1998-2005)
- Retired (2000)
Duvelsdorf was removed from St. Rose of Lima in 1978 after the diocese received an accusation that the priest had abused a 15-year-old boy and the boy's brother. But Duvelsdorf was then assigned to three other LI parishes, and given a clean bill of health for a transfer to the Palm Beach FL diocese, where he was removed from parish work in 1998 after being arrested for indecent exposure. Source: Sadly Familiar Tale, and History.
 Priest Arrested on Sex Charge, by Yvette C. Hammett, Stuart News (November 15, 1997)
 Priest May Be Put in Program, by Eric Alan Barton, Stuart News (January 23, 1998)
 Sadly Familiar Tale: Brothers Say Priest Molested Them, by Carol Eisenberg (March 18, 2002)
 Priest Accused of Abuse Served Two Area Churches, by Kathleen Chapman, Palm Beach Post (March 23, 2002)
 Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002).
 Problem Priests Make Way to South Florida, by Peter Franceschina, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (April 24, 2002)

Ferraro, Romano J.
Extern from Brooklyn


Ordained 1960.
- St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church in the Brooklyn diocese (1961-62)
- St. Rosalia's in the Brooklyn diocese (1962-63)
- St. Lucy’s (Italian) in the Brooklyn diocese (1963-64)
- Holy Family in the Brooklyn diocese (1964-69)
- Chaplain in the U.S. Army, perhaps assigned to the U.S. Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn (1969-70)
- St. Rose of Lima in Rockaway Beach in the Brooklyn diocese (1970-73)
- St. Joseph's in King's Park in the Rockville Centre diocese (1973-77) [Ferraro is listed in the Directory as being "on sick leave" in these years, but with prompting, the church admitted that Ferraro worked at St. Joseph's then]
- St. Francis Xavier's in the Brooklyn diocese (in residence 1977-78)
- St. Aloysius in Queens in the Brooklyn diocese (in residence 1978-79)
- On sick leave in the Brooklyn diocese and released from diocesan assignment (1979-84)

Ferraro is a Brooklyn priest whose four years in as an extern in the Rockville Centre diocese were not evident in the Directory or Brooklyn diocesan statements. Ferraro is serving a life sentence for repeatedly raping a boy in Massachusetts, and is also a defendant in suits filed in Brooklyn and St. Louis.
 Queens Priest Arraigned on Sex Abuse Rap, by Scott Shifrel and Austin Fenner Daily (April 3, 2002)
 Priest-Sex Suit Seeks $300M Diocese of B'klyn Hit, by Barbara Ross and Dave Goldiner (October 16, 2002)
 Suit Claims Priest Abused Youth in '80s: Cleric Is Defendant in Criminal Case near Boston, Civil Case in New York, by Tim Bryant (January 21, 2004) [about St. Louis civil suit]
 Man Alleges Abuse by Priest in Early 1980s, by Betsy Taylor (May 11, 2004) [about another St. Louis suit]
 Life Term in Billerica Abuse: N.Y. Pedophile Priest Molested Local Boy, Now 37, during Home Visits over 11 Years, by Lisa Redmond (May 21, 2004)
 Kings Park Parish to Hear of Priest's Sex Abuse, by Samuel Bruchey (August 25, 2004)
 Official Catholic Directory entries for Ferraro

Assignments (cont.)
- St. Joan of Arc in the St. Louis archdiocese (in residence 1981-83) [not so listed, but the assignment was admitted by a St. Louis chancery official after a suit was filed]
- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis (chaplain 1981-83?)
- St. James in Woodbridge NJ in the Metuchen diocese (1984-85)
- St. John Vianney in Colonia NJ in the Metuchen diocese, and incardinated briefly there (1985-86)
- Released from diocesan assignment and on sick leave (1986-89)
- Parson's Manor in Jamaica in the Brooklyn diocese (on sick leave 1989-92?)

Fitzgerald, Matthew

Born 12/1/40 in Ireland.
Ordained 6/8/68 St. Columban and St. Patrick both in Ireland.
- St. Hedwig's in Floral Park (1970-74)
- St. Pius X in Plainview (1974-78)
- Holly Patterson Home in Uniondale (1978-82)
- St. Brigid's in Westbury (1982-85)
- St. Matthew's in Dix Hills (1985-86)
- St. Patrick's in Smithtown (1986-89)
- St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens FL (1989-91)
- St. Lucie's in Port St. Lucie FL (1992-93)
- Our Lady of Lourdes in Boca Raton FL (1994-96)
- St. Lucie's in Port St. Lucie FL (1997-98)
- Food for the Poor in Deerfield Beach FL (perhaps the "special assignment 1999-2001 listed in the Directory)
- Retired 2001.
"He fondled altar boys as they prepared for Mass, in a sauna at a health club, and during play 'wrestling' in his rectory bedroom.... [He] was reassigned to a diocese in Florida. He was later accused in Florida of molesting children in two parishes and was relieved of his duties." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
 The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest B" matches public allegations against Fitzgerald.
 Leaving a Trail of Accusations: At Least 7 Priests Were Moved from LI, by Eden Laikin (April 23, 2002). See also.
 Misconduct Concerns: Diocesan Official's Role in Complaints Eyed, by Carol Eisenberg (June 3, 2002)
 Priest: Former Bishop Ignored Abuse Reports | Statement Links McGann to Church Cover-Up in 1980s, by Eden Laikin (March 18, 2003)
 Man Settles in Priest Abuse Case: Victim to Get More than $100,000 after Lawsuit against Two Dioceses, by Scott Travis (December 4, 2004)
 Diocese Transferred Priest, by Rita Ciolli (December 4, 2004)

Hands, Michael R.

Ordained 1993.
- Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip (1993-98)
- St. Philip Neri in Northport (1998-2000)
- St. Raphael's in East Meadow (2000-2001)
- Absent on leave (2001-2002)
"Ordained in 1993, this priest was later arrested in the abuse of an underage boy.... While in counseling, the priest told his therapist he had been abused by Priest O (Ribaudo). 'Each year he was abused six to ten times by Priest O,' the report says. The grand jury report says 'a high ranking diocesan official' asked Hands not to publicly disclose this abuse because it would be 'bad for diocesan public relations and finances ...'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
 The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest W" matches a public allegation against Hands.
  Priest Guilty in Sex Case, by Chau Lam with Carol Eisenberg and Eden Laikin, Newsday (March 8, 2002)
 Priest: Abuse Hidden, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (January 3, 2003)
 Sworn Statement by Rev. Michael Hands (January 3, 2003)
  Cash Offered for Silence on Abuse, Priest Says, by Daniel J. Wakin (January 4, 2003)
 Diocese Denies Pressuring Priest to Keep Silent About Abuse (January 9, 2003)
 Rockville's Response, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (January 9, 2003)
 Priest Back in Jail, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (January 14, 2003)
 Praise for a Priest in Abuse Inquiry Angers His Victim, by Daniel J. Wakin (March 2, 2003)
 Text of Rev. Michael Hands' Statement, Newsday (March 4, 2003)
 Victim Testifies at Hands' Abuse Sentencing, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (March 4, 2003)
 Monsignor Denies Abuse Allegations, by Rita Ciolli, Newsday (March 12, 2003)
 LI Priest Sentenced in Abuse Case, by Frank Eltman (March 12, 2003)
 A Sentence and Censure: Judge Rebukes Rev. Hands, by Rita Ciolli (March 13, 2003)
 Legal Wrangling over Hands, by Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday (April 12, 2005)
 Key Figure in Diocese Scandal: Ex-Priest Let Out of Jail, by Keiko Morris (May 1, 2004)

Hasselbach, Kenneth C.

- Born 4/27/40.
- Ordained 5/28/66 CC & ICS.
- St. Jude's in Mastic-Shirley (1966-69)
- St. Raphael's in East Meadow (1969-72)
- Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Centerport (1972-75)
- Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt (1975-79)
- San Pedro Apostol in El Cercado, Dominican Republic (1979-83)
- St. Francis de Sales in Patchogue (1983-84)
- St. Joseph's in Babylon (1984-91?)
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Patchogue (1991-94)
- Assisting with Spanish in Port Jefferson
- Retirement 1994.
Hasselbach was removed from Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1994 after a fellow priest discovered a pornographic video. Then accusations were made that Hasselbach had fondled and sodomized a St. Raphael's altar boy for about five years, beginning when the boy was 12 years old. The abuse allegedly took place at the St. Raphael's and St. Jude's rectories and on trips.

Huneke, Robert D.

- Born 4/29/40.
- Ordained 1969.
- St. Dominic's in Oyster Bay (1969-74)
- St. Anthony High School in Smithtown (1977-79)
- Christ the King in Tampa FL (1979-82); Huneke is indexed in the Directory 1980-82 as "on duty outside the diocese, and the Rockville Centre pages provide a diocese (St. Petersburg) but no address; Huneke's pastor at Christ the King was Very Rev. Norman Balthazar, diocesan Vicar for Education.
- St. Aidan's in Williston Park (1982-88)
- St. Patrick's in Huntington (1988-89)
- Absent on Leave (1989-2002)
- Marist School in Atlanta GA

"Four victims of this priest testified to the grand jury. 'By Priest M's own admissions there could have been more.' Two of the four were brothers. The priest's abuse of the boys was 'relentless' and included following them to their college." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.

Logan, William R.

- Born 8/23/42
- Ordained 5/31/69
- St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville (6/20/69-2/1/75)
- St. Brigid in Westbury (2/1/75-6/18/80)
- St. James in Seaford (6/18/80-6/12/85)
- St. Raymond's in East Rockaway (6/12/85-6/14/89)
- St. Luke's in Brentwood (pastor, 6/14/89-1997)
- St. Christopher's in Baldwin (1997-99)
- St. Ignatius Martyr (pastor, 1999-2006)
- Health leave (2006)
- Our Lady of Consolation Nursing Home in West Islip (9/28/06-)
- Suspended (3/7/06-9/06)
Accused on 1/9/06 of repeated sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl during 1980 in Seaford, involving hour-long embraces and warnings not to tell her parents. Logan was suspended on 3/7/06, and on 3/8/06 another woman accused him of kissing her and touching her inappropriately in the early 1970s in Sayville. A parent stated that in the early 1980s she spoke several times to Auxiliary Bishop James J. Daly about Logan's "sick and demented" actions with girls in Seaford, after Daly contacted her about Logan; Daly denies the conversations occurred. Logan was reinstated on 9/18/06. A suit was filed on 12/29/06 by the original complainant, accusing the diocesan child protection director of "psychotherapy and psychology malpractice" and "assault and battery" at a 2/23/06 meeting. On 2/23/07, another woman accused Logan of abuse in Sayville, filing criminal charges.
 Facing Her Torment, by Carol Eisenberg, Newsday (April 9, 2006)
 L.I. 'Perv' Priest Suspended, by Kieran Crowley, New York Post (April 9, 2006)
 New Allegation against Priest, by Carol Eisenberg, Newsday (April 11, 2006)
 Suspended Priest Reinstated after Abuse Allegation, by Bill Bleyer, Newsday (September 15, 2006)
 L.I. Diocese Reinstates Priest Accused of Abuse, WCBS (September 16, 2006)
 Priest's Accuser Files Lawsuit, by Eden Laikin, Newsday (September 30, 2006)
 Catholic Bishop Confronted after Mass, by Brandon Bain, Newsday (October 1, 2006)
 Women Accuse Priest of Sex Abuse, by Michael Amon, Newsday (February 27, 2007)

Magee, Br. Finnian

- St. Joseph's in Babylon (early 1970s, when McComiskey was a priest at the church)Magee is "accused of groping and rubbing against a 12-year-old boy in the early 1970s at St. Joseph's Parish school in Babylon. M[ag]ee, a Franciscan brother and the boy's sixth-grade homeroom teacher, allegedly molested the boy in the classroom and his private school office."

Mahoney, John E., OFM Cap


Born 11/1/38
Ordained 11/28/64
- St. Francis Retreat House in Garrison NY, Director (1964-73)
- Mary Immaculate Friary in Garrison NY, Librarian (1964-73)
- St. John Hospital in Smithtown NY, Chaplain (1973-74)
- St. Ann's Friary in Smithtown NY, Superior (1974-1976); indexed here as a monk but not so listed (1976-78)
- St. Barnabas the Apostle Church in Bellmore NY, Mass celebrant (2004 bulletin describes this arrangement as having been the case for "many years")
- Not indexed in the Official Catholic Directory for 1979, 1980)
- Guardian Angel Chapel at Wassaic Developmental Center, Wassaic NY, Chaplain (1980-82)
- Hospital in Wassaic NY, Chaplain, (1976-82) as per obituary
- North Shore Hospital in Manhasset NY, Chaplain (1982-84)
- St. John the Baptist Church in Manhattan NY, parish priest (1984-90)
- Blessed Sacrament Church in Manchester NH, Parochial Vicar (1990-94)
- St. Francis Friary in Garrison NY, Provincial Archivist (1994-98)
- St. Conrad Friary in White Plains NY, Provincial Archivist (1998-2002)
- St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon NY, business manager (2002-2004)
- Died 12/15/04
“Allegedly spanked and caressed the bare buttocks of an 11-year-old altar boy from St. Barnabas the Apostle Church in Bellmore on a trip to West Point that he organized in 1967.” Source: Lawsuits Detail.
Massaro, Gabriel
(Capuchin Franciscan)

Ordained 1966.
Founder and head of the Youth Ministry program for the Northeast province of the Capuchins.
- Mary Immaculate Friary and House of Theology in Glenclyffe, Garrison NY (1966-74) where Massaro was dean of studies of St. Mary's [Minor] Seminary (1970-73?); when St. Mary's Minor Seminary is given its own Directory listing, Massaro is the number two person (1973-74)
- Founded the "Day by Day Agape" (1973)
- St. Lawrence Friary in Milton MA in the Boston archdiocese (vocations director 1974-76)
- Capuchin Theological Seminary of Mary Immaculate Friary in Glenclyffe, Garrison NY (vocation staff 1976-80?) and youth ministry coordinator (1978-88) joined by Rev. John Wojciechowski (ordained 1981) in 1987-89.


Accused of abusing a 12-year-old boy from St. Margaret of Scotland in Selden during retreats in 1979 at the order's Garrison facility. Massaro was reportedly removed from Blessed Sacrament in Manchester after the Capuchins received an allegation that Massaro had abused a Queens boy at the Glenclyffe, Garrison NY retreat facility in 1986.

Assignments (cont.)

- Founded Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries
apostolate at Garrison NY (1978)
- St. Francis Friary in Glenclyffe-Garrison NY (1988-91) role unspecified in new Directory format for two years, then vicar (1990-93) and youth and family ministries (1991-93); and then guardian (1993-97), which was the top position at the friary, with preaching ministry added (1995-97).
- Pius X in Middletown CT in the Norwich diocese (in residence 1997-9/99) from which he coordinated the preaching apostolate of the New York-New England Capuchin
- Blessed Sacrament in Manchester NH (in residence 9/99-5/14/05) while Massaro conducted preaching ministry in New England and NY.

McComiskey, Joseph C.

Born 1/16/44.
Ordained 5/30/70 CC, ICS, and Columbia (psychology and counseling).
- St. Joseph's in Babylon (1970-75)
- SS. Philip and James in St. James (1975-77)
- Maria Regina High School in Uniondale (counselor and chaplain 7/77 - 9/78)
- St. Agnes Cathedral (1978-86)
- St. Ignatius Martyr in Long Beach (1986-90)
- St. Edward the Confessor in Syosset (pastor 1990-2002)
An allegation against McComiskey was made on the diocese's new sex abuse hotline and was referred to local prosecutors.

McConaghy, R. Thomas

- LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale NY in the Rockville Centre diocese (the school was run by the Christian Brothers; McConnaghy was reportedly "commandant" of the school in the mid 1970s)
- Ordained 1981.
- St. Andrew's in Colchester CT (1981-83)
- St. Patrick's Cathedral in Norwich CT (1983-85)
- St. Colman's in Middlefield (1985-90) as administrator and assistant; in late 1988 or early 1989 McConnaghy became sole priest at the parish; in late 1989 or 1990 Sr. Guytina Campisi, M.P.F., became director of religious education
- St. Michael in Pawcatuck CT (pastor 1990-99) with Sr. Guytina Campisi as school principal (1993-96)
- Sacred Heart in Norwich CT (pastor 1999-2005)
- St. John Mission Church in Fitchville CT (pastor 1998-2005)
"McConaghy is accused of molesting a student at the LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale, N.Y., on Long Island between 1973 and 1975. McConaghy was the academy's commandant at the time, before he became a priest in Norwich in 1981." He denies the allegation.

McKeon, Brian A.

Born 10/20/50.
Ordained 3/26/77 CC & ICS.
- St. Anthony of Padua in East Northport (1977-82)
- Good Shepherd in Holbrook (1982-90)
- St. Anne's in Garden City (1990-99, pastor beginning in 1995)
- Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow (chaplain 1999-2001, with Ditta)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mattituck (weekend Masses -2001)
- Not listed in 2003 Directory index
"He 'wreaked havoc' by abusing boys as young as 10. 'For this, he was rewarded by being a pastor ... He left behind a trail of alcohol abuse, depression, anger and disillusionment,' and his own pastor 'turned a blind eye to his behavior.'" Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
 The Suffolk County Grand Jury's description of "Priest C" matches public allegations against McKeon.
 LI Bishop: Accused Priests Must Go, by Steve Wick, Carol Eisenberg and Eden Laikin (March 13, 2002)
 Bishop: "This Will Not Happen Again": Murphy Faces 600 Angry Parishioners, by Carol Eisenberg and Tom Demoretcky (March 19, 2002)
 Expressing Regret | Pastor: "Should Have Done More" to Prevent Abuse, by Carol Eisenberg and Eden Laikin (April 2, 2002)
 Betrayed by a Family Friend, by Jimmy Breslin (February 13, 2003)
 Priest: Former Bishop Ignored Abuse Reports | Statement Links McGann to Church Cover-Up in 1980s, by Eden Laikin (March 18, 2003)

Michell, George J.

- Born 7/26/35
- Ordained 5/30/64
- St. Peter the Apostle in Islip Terrace
- St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches
- Holy Spirit in New Hyde Park (10/14/67-11/27/76)
- St. Louis de Montfort in Sound Beach
- St. Patrick's in Smithtown (11/14/79-6/12/85)
-Christ the King in Commack (6/12/85-6/28/95)
-St. Patrick's in Southold (pastor 6/12/95-

Accused on 6/6/03 of "inappropriate conduct" in the early 1980s and placed on leave. Michell has denied the accusation.

Millar, Andrew L.

Born 7/4/30 in Antrim, Ireland.
Ordained 3/1/58 London University, Institut Catholique de Paris, and Angelicum in Rome (Ph.D.)
- St. Christopher's in Baldwin (1964-69)
- Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton (1969-70)
Incardinated (1970)
- Our Lady of Grace in West Babylon (1970-77)
- St. Matthew's in Dix Hills (1977-82)
- St. Raymond's in East Rockaway (1982-90)
- Sacred Heart in North Merrick (1990-94)
- Evaluation at St. Luke's Institute in Suitland MD (1994)
- Holy Name of Mary in Valley Stream (1994-95)
- Not indexed in the 1996 Directory.
- Maria Regina in Seaford (1996-98)
- Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park (1998-99).
- SS. Peter and Paul in Manorville (10/99-5/2000), a residency that involved saying Mass, hearing confessions, and acting as pastor when Rev. John J. McGratty was away on vacation and convalescent leave; Millar was arrested in 5/2000 for sodomizing a learning disabled boy in a restroom at Tobay Beach.

"This priest was 'ultimately allowed to retire from active status after serious, credible allegations of child abuse against him were brought to the attention of the diocese within the criminal statute of limitations.' He was arrested for the abuse of one boy. The [Grand Jury] account matched allegations against ... Millar, who was arrested for abusing a learning disabled boy in 1999 and was sentenced the following year to 1 to 3 years in prison." Source: Newsday on the Grand Jury Report.
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PachecoDan (Danilo) BAccusedSalesianPacheco was accused of molestion at two different Catholic high schools in Southern California. He also served in Oakland Diocese. Died 7/05.San Francisco, CASource:
City of Angels 09.25.07; City of Angels 03.19.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
PachecoGary1974PSettledFranciscan 2 early suits filed. 1 settled 1994. Denied allegations. Removed 1987. Named in archdiocesan report as having abused 1 in 1975. Also named by Orange Diocese on its list of abusive priests. May also have been named in current litigation. Per his Personnel file released 5/12, he was laicized March 12, 1994.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5; OC Register 04.17.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Fresno Bee 12.17.03; LA Times 01.11.04; OC Register 01.13.04; OC Weekly 03.04.05; Monteeay Harold 05.25.05; OC Weekly 09.27.07; Opinion in John Doe 1 et al V. Franciscan Friars of California, Inc. 09.30.10; Metropolitan News Enterprise 10.02.10; LA Times 05.23.12; Orange County Register 05.23.12; Personnel file posted on BishopAccountability.org 05.23.12; San Antonio Express-News 05.23.12
LA Times Database 4.20.06; OC Weekly 3.04.05
PachecoJoseph1957PSuedDiocesanSued 2003. Accused of abuse of one youth in 1960s at parishes in Tulare and Merced. Died 1992. In Dec. 2006 diocese agreed to pay plaintiff $750,000 to settle the lawsuit. Diocese says it is aware of several other victims.Monterey, CASource:
Bishop Ryan's Pastoral Letter 2.4.04; Fresno Bee 12.16.03; Fresno Bee 12.17.03; Monterey County Herald 01.28.04; CBS13 12.22.06; Fresno Bee 12.22.06; Mercury News (AP) 12.22.06
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PadillaRuben Mark BSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersA former member of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers (or Irish Christian Brothers), North American Province, Padilla's name was included on the Order's list 5/30/14 of Brothers "identified in at least two (2) sexual abuse claims filed as proofs of claim in the bankruptcy matter In re: The Christian Brothers' Institute, et al."noneSource:
Irish Christian Brothers 05.30.14
Frank1989BSuedAugustinianAugustinian brother serving as religion instructor and coach when he allegedly abused a freshman boy at St. Rita H.S. in Chicago in 1980-81. In 1988 he worked at St. Charles Borromeo in Nederland TX. Ordained for Beaumont TX diocese 1989 & left 2000. Several complaints rec'd there. Civil suit filed 1997 in IL and settled approx.1999. Four accusers known. Began working for city of Berwyn IL in 2005. Placed on leave from city job 1/15/10. Laicized 1/05.Chicago, ILSource:
Brief History of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church of Nederland circa 1998; Berwyn Life 01.14.10; Berwyn Life 01.15.10; SNAP Statement 01.15.10; KFDM 01.22.10; Southwest News Herald 01.22.10; Statement by Bishop Guillory in East Texas Catholic 01.22.10; SNAP Letter to Cardinal George 04.30.13
PagaczJulian S.1973 ?PConvictedDiocesanPagacz, a Polish National Catholic church parish priest, was arrested in 1992 and accused of raping two teenage girls while he was drinking with them in his home. In plea bargain, he acknowledged enough evidence to convict him of indecent assault. Ordered to receive sex offender counseling and pay $300 fine for providing alcohol. Girls changed their stories at least once. One girl refused to testify and prosecutors dropped charges in her case.Boston, MASource:
Union-News 5.5.92; Union-News 5.8.92; Union-News 02.14.92; Union-News 02.15.92; Sunday Republican 02.16.92; Union-News 02.17.92; Union-News 02.18.92; Union-News 02.28.92; Union-News 06.26.92; Union-News 12.14.92; Buffalo News 10.14.94; Buffalo News 10.15.94; Union-News 10.18.94; Union-News 03.13.97
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Raymond J.1946PAccusedDiocesanOriginally part of Springfield diocese prior to time Worchester was formed. in 2005 suit he was accused of abuse by nephew in 1950s, beginning when boy was 9. Nephew says Page introduced him to 4 other priests who also abused him. Died in 1998. Accuser's brother doubts that the allegations are true. Was Vicar General of Worcester in 1983. As Vicar General, Page was given information on abuse by Jean Paul Gagnon, Thomas Teczar and Robert Kelley, among others but did nothing.Worcester, MASource:
Sunday Telegram 11.01.98; Burnett v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield, Cause No. 05-0331, 03.29.05; Catholic Observer 03.31.05; Republican 03.31.05
Pagni, III
Thomas James1977PConvictedDiocesan1995 suit alleges Pagni molested young people in seminary and at several assignments. Diocese put him through school for mental counseling career in 1986 in exchange for leaving priesthood. Suit says diocese lied to state about background. Diocese agreed it helped him change careers but denies deceiving state. 2 more suits filed in 1996. Arrested 1995; sentenced to 10 yrs prison 1996. Released 7/2000. Still on sex offender registry 12/09 but not in 1/12..Orlando, FLSource:
Orlando Sentinel 4.7.95; Orlando Sentinel 9.9.95; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Orlando Sentinel 02.18.95; Orlando Sentinel 02.24.95; Orlando Sentinel 03.18.95; Orlando Sentinel 06.10.95; Orlando Sentinel 09.17.95; Orlando Sentinel 01.17.96; Orlando Sentinel 01.30.96; Orlando Sentinel 02.22.96; Palm Beach Post 06.10.98
Ralph W1953PnoneDiocesanFirst identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. From Belgium. Was priest of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (C.I.C.M.); sent by his order to the U.S. in 1954. Incardinated in the Santa Fe archdiocese. Transferred to San Antonio TX archdiocese in 1968; taught high school there for 22 years. Died 10/5/14.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Angelus Funeral Home 10.05.14; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
William1979PSettledClaretian MissionariesIn suit filed 1/31/12, Paiz is accused of abusing one youth between 1982-1987. During that time, he was assigned to All Saints Church in Fort Worth and then as religion teacher at Nolan Catholic High School where plaintiff was a student. He left the Fort Worth Diocese in approx. 1987 and went on to work in CA & NV for many years. Transferred to Provincial house in Chicago area in 2010 after plaintiff's complaints to FW. Lawsuit settled 11/21/12.Fort Worth, TXSource:
Fort Worth Star Telegram 01.31.12; WFAA 01.31.12; Fort Worth Star Telegram 11.21.12; WFAA 11.21.12; News Channel 10 11.22.12; Diocese of Fort Worth List of Accused Priests 07.18.13; SNAP Statement 08.01.13
Simon1972PConvictedSalesianFrom India. Arrested 6/04; charged with sexual assault of a young boy in 1990-1991 in Milwaukee. When arrested, he was working in South Amboy, NJ, Metuchen diocese. Left WI 1991 and lived in India for some time before living and working in several states between 1993 and 2004. Diocese knew in 1993 when youth testified re abuse by his uncle, Fr. Dennis Pecore, and by Palathingal. Also abused in Louisiana. Sentenced to 16 yrs prison in 2004. Released 12/11. Noncompliant on Sex Offender Registry 1/12.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal 6.4.04; Milwaukee Journal 7.6.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8.4.04; Star Ledger 7.7.04; Milwaukee Catholic Herald 06.10.04; Milwaukee Journal 06.27.04; Home News Tribune (AP) 06.28.04; Home News Tribune 08.11.04; Star Ledger 08.11.04; India Abroad 08.20.04; TheMilwaukeeChannel.com 09.15.04; Star Ledger 09.16.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 11.09.04; Dallas Morning News 12.05.04
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Jose  ?PConvictedFrancisanArrested, charged with obscenity in 1/15 for showing child porn to a 14-yr-old boy. Admitted behavior. Served 6 mos. jail then deported to native India 6/15. Boy's father alerted police. Priest sought help of a 4-yr-old boy to help delete the photos. Palimattom worked at Holy Name of Jesus, West Palm Beach FL since 12/14. Police said Palimattom had gotten in trouble in India for involvement with a boy. Diocese says background check prior to Palimattom's arrival showed no prior misconduct. Holy Name Administrator, Rev. John Gallagher, told police he was instructed that when Palimattom arrived he was to have no contact with minors without adult present. Gallagher, who also alerted authorities re Palimattom, claimed demotion/poor treatment by diocese as a result in 1/16. Diocese refuted claim. Gallagher filed suit vs diocese 1/11/17.Palm Beach, FLSource:
CBS 12 01.06.15; Sun Sentinal 01.06.15; WPBF 01.06.15; Florida Times-Union 01.07.15; India Today 01.08.15; International Business Times 01.08.15; WFLX 01.13.15; CBS12 01.25.16; Palm Beach Post 01.25.16; WPTV 01.25.16; Christian Today 01.26.16; Irish Central 01.26.16; Palm Beach Post 01.26.16; RC Diocese of Palm Beach 01.26.16; RC Diocese of Palm Beach 01.26.16; CBS12 01.27.16; Derry Journal (Northern Ireland) 01.27.16; Irish Times 02.10.16; ABC News 01.11.17; Irish Independent 01.11.17; Palm Beach Post 01.11.17; Sun Sentinel 01.11.17; WPBF 01.11.17; Palm Beach Post 07.12.17
PalkoJohn J.1967PAccusedDiocesanPer the PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Palko sexually assaulted a 16-yr-old girl in the 1980s. She was a Bishop Guilfoyle High School student while he was assigned to St. Mary's in Gallitzin. Palko's victim informed the diocese in 2002. Bishop Adamec kept Palko in ministry and began an investigation of the victim, using intimidation tactics against her. The Grand Jury found that 'in the Allegation Review Board the Diocese holds all the rights, and the victim holds only the right to be harassed and questioned." Palko died 5/31/05.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Askew Houser Funeral Homes 05.31.05; PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA Attorney General's Grand Jury Report 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16
PA Attorney General's Grand Jury Report 03.01.16
Emmanuel1952PAccusedExtern priest from India. Member of (Indian) Vincentian of Syro-Malabar Rite of Kerala Province. Came to Chicago in 1955 to study education. Worked in 7 parishes until 6/66. Accused by at least one woman of abuse when she was a child in 1966 and he was at St. Mary's in Buffalo Grove. Died 02/17/78 in India. Personnel file is one of 30 files of priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors produced by Archdiocese in 1/14 and released by Plaintiffs' counsel.Chicago, ILSource:
Personnel File Documents Released by Archdiocese of Chicago 01.21.14; SNAP Press Release 01.25.14; Chicago Tribune 01.26.14
Anthony D.1976PAccusedAugustinian RecollectsAccused of sexual abuse of a boy when at Holy Ghost Parish 1984-1985. Diocese said it was informed of accusation 12/30/13 and informed law enforcement. Assignments included parishes in New York NY, Topeka KS, Omaha NE and Orlando FL. Retired 2009. Died 2/2/12.Omaha, NESource:
KETV 10.31.14
Ocala Star Banner 02.02.12; Ocala Star Banner 02.04.12
Paul1956PAccusedDiocesanName appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Worked in Archdiocese from 1956-1982. Moved to San Diego Diocese 1982 - 1988. Excardinated from St. Paul in 1988 and joined San Diego. Retired in 1998 and on limited duty until 2012. No longer in Ministry. Currently lives in San Diego area. St. Paul learned of allegations in 1990 and told San Diego which sent him for eval & counseling and restricted him from being with boys & young men. Name not on San Diego 2007 list. Information from files released 3/31/14.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
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; ABC 10 News 12.06.13; SNAP California Statement 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 03.31.14; CA-SNAP Statement 04.01.14; Star Tribune 04.01.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14
Vincent1967PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced 3/27/11 that it had placed Panepinto on administrative leave without privileges from St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Rochester after it deemed "credible" an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor in late 1960s shortly after he was ordained. At the time he was serving at St. Philip Neri in Rochester and St. Anthony's in Elmira (both now closed). Also charged in 7/11 with theft of $10K from diocese. Has claimed blackmail. Canonical proceedings are not complete as of 6/12.Rochester, NYSource:
Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP 6.7.12; Catholic Courier 03.27.11; Statement by Diocese of Rochester 03.27.11; Democrat and Chronicle 03.28.11; WHEC 03.29.11; Democrat and Chronicle 07.21.11; WHEC 07.21.11
Gilbert Albert2000PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from active ministry in 12/06 and sent for treatment. Original story says that he admitted to diocese in 1998, prior to ordination, that he had sexually abused a minor in early 1970s. Bishop Delaney conducted an investigation & decided that sufficient time had passed & it was ok ordain him. Allegation discovered after a review of priest files per newly appointed Bishop Vann. Conflicting stories 2/07 as to when abuse occurred and if it was once or an ongoing relationship.Fort Worth, TXSource:
Diocese of Fort Worth List of Accused Priests accessed 1.12; Times Record News 2.1.07; Times Record News 2.7.07; Dallas Morning News 12.15.06; Fort Worth Star Telegram 12.15.06; Times Record News 12.15.06; Dallas Morning News 12.16.06; Dallas Morning News (AP) 12.16.06; Times Record News 12.16.06
PantojaEusebio PSuedClaretian MissionariesOrdained in Mexico. After serving in Chicago, Pantoja worked in New Jersey and Texas and then spent nearly a decade working as priest in Mexico. Placed on leave in 2003 after suit filed. Accused of abuse of a 14 yr old youth in 1970s at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Suit settled.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Sun-Times 10.09.03; Daily Southtown (IL) 10.09.03; SNAP Statement 08.01.13; Chicago Tribune 08.02.13; SNAP Statement 08.09.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13
PapileJoseph A.1988DAccusedDiocesanOrdained as Deacon 1988. Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Died 12/25/09. Boston AD database 8/11 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:
Bolea Funeral Home 12.25.09; BA List of Boston Priests Not Previously Identified 01.19.11; Boston Channel 01.19.11; Metrowest Daily News 01.19.11; National Catholic Register 08.25.11
BA.org Assignment Record
PaquetMichael1978PAccusedO.S.C. CrosierWorked in MN and IN. Removed from ministry 11/18/02 and dismissed from Order 09/16/05. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information provided as to where he was assigned when abuse is alleged to have occurred. Living in Canada in 2014. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese's 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:
Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; Gallup Independent 03.17.14; Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 11.03.17; Catholic Spirit 11.03.17; Star Tribune 11.04.17
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Paquette, Jr.
Edward O.1957PSuedDiocesanFaculties removed 1978. Allegations in Fall River MA, IN and VT. 1st VT suit settled for $965K in 4/06. Named in 3/07 suit. Jury awarded $8.7M to one plaintiff 5/08. One suit settled 7/08. Another suit tried to mistrial 8/08. 3rd trial 12/08 awarded $3.6M. Laicization announced 5/09. 4th trial 10/09 awarded $2.2M. 19 of 26 cases settled 5/10 alleged abuse by Paquette. 3 on appeal also settled. Lives in Westfield in Springfield diocese. 4 more suits filed 2010. 11 suits settled 1/13 just before trialBurlington, VTSource:
Links to Additional Articles between 2005 - May, 2008; Boston Herald 09.27.02; Times Argus (AP) 09.15.04; Burlington Free Press 11.18.04; Burlington Free Press 05.05.08; Burlington Free Press 05.17.08; Burlington Free Press 05.18.08; Times Argus 05.18.08; Burlington Free Press 05.27.08; Burlington Free Press 07.25.08; Times Argus 07.26.08; Times Argus 08.03.08; Burlington Free Press 08.28.08; Burlington Free Press 08.31.08; WCAX 05.06.09; Providence Journal 05.07.09; Burlington Free Press 05.08.09; Burlington Free Press 09.27.09; Burlington Free Press 02.02.10; Burlington Free Press 04.21.10; Burlington Free Press 05.13.10; Burlington Free Press 05.13.10; Burlington Free Press 02.16.11; Burlington Free Press 02.04.12; Rutland Herald 01.08.13; News-Times 01.09.13; Burlington Free Press 01.10.13; Rutland Herald 06.01.14; Times Argus 06.01.14
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Ronald H.1973PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty 12/02 to 3 counts of child rape; sentenced to 12-15 yrs in prison. At least 18 complaints reported to Archdiocese over a 20-year period (13 1990-1996) but Paquin not permanently removed until 2000. Had been placed on leave in 1990; reinstated in 1998. Six claims against him settled by church for more than $500K. Also named in report by NH Atty General. Laicization announced 5/04. On 10/2/15 it was announced that prosecutors' bid to have Paquin civilly committed to a facility for sexual predators was denied, after "qualified experts" deemed him not to be sexually dangerous. Released the same day. Indicted 2/17 in ME on 29 counts of sexual misconduct in late '80s re 2 boys, some of the abuse at camps in ME. Pled not guilty. Extradited to ME jail. Reindicted 11/17; pled not guilty to 31 counts.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 03.20.02; Boston Globe 04.11.02; Boston Globe 05.30.02; Beliefnet 05.31.02; Boston Herald 05.31.02; Exhibit 12 to Deposition of Bishop McCormack 06.03.02; Boston Herald 06.06.02; Union Leader 07.09.02; Boston Globe 01.01.03; Boston Herald 01.01.03; NY Times 01.08.03; Documents in Manchester Archives 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Excerpt from Brief filed in Ford v Cardinal Law et al 07.21.03; Boston Herald 01.15.04; Centre Daily (AP) 05.15.04; uluth News Tribune 01.26.07; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; ABC News 10.02.15; Boston Globe 10.02.15; Boston Herald 10.02.15; Essex DA Office 10.02.15; NECN 10.02.15; Reuters 10.02.15; The Patch 10.02.15; Boston Herald 10.03.15; Boston website 11.09.15; St Monica Parish 11.11.15; SNAP 12.31.15; ABC News 02.08.17; Eagle-Tribune 02.08.17; Portland Press Herald 02.08.17; Seacoast Online 02.08.17; WHAV 02.08.17; Bangor Daily News 02.09.17; Boston Globe 02.09.17; Seacoast Online 02.09.17; Daily News 02.11.17; WLBZ 02.11.17; Seacoast Online 02.15.17; NECN 02.17.17; Portland Press Herald 02.17.17; Seacoast Online 02.17.17; WGME 02.17.17; WMTW 02.17.17; Eagle-Tribune 02.21.17; Boston Globe 07.26.17; Eagle Tribune 07.26.17; Portland Press Herald 11.13.17; NECN 11.16.17; Portland Press Herald 12.01.17
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ParamoThomas1956PSuedClaretianWoman filed suit 5/05 against the Claretian order alleging they protected Paramo after he abused her from ages 11-15, beginning in 1966. Paramo was assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Chicago at the time. Paramo died in a nursing home in 2004; the woman had confronted him there before his death. Civil suit settled. A 2nd accuser reportedly has also contacted the Plaintiff's attorney.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 05.20.04; Chicago Sun-Times 05.03.05; Daily Southern 05.03.05; SNAP Statement 08.01.13; Chicago Tribune 08.02.13
Michael1981PReinstatedDiocesanMan complained in 1995 to Archdiocese that Paraniuk had abused him in 1983. Archdiocese investigated and decided allegations were unsubstantiated. Man complained again in 2004. Paraniuk placed on leave March 2005 after payment made to accuser from archdiocese's victims' compensation fund. He was reinstated in 10/05 after archdiocese investigated and again deemed allegation unsubstantiated. Paraniuk denied all allegations and said he had himself been fondled by two Franciscan priests when he was in his 20s in 1970s.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Cincinnaticom 03.09.05; ChannelCincinnaticom 03.10.05; Cincinnati Enquirer 03.10.05; WCPO 03.10.05; Catholic Telegraph 03.16.05; Beacon Journal (AP) 03.19.05; Archdiocese of Cincinnati Press Release 10.12.05; Cincinnati Enquirer 10.13.05; Dayton Daily News 10.13.05
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ParentiRobert J.1972PAccusedDiocesanIn 1998 Parenti placed on leave after allegations that 25 yrs ago he had been involved in sexual misconduct with a minor. He was living at St. Veronica's parish in Howell Township and working at the Diocesan tribunal in Lawrence at that time. No criminal charges filed. Is believed to have left priesthood.Trenton, NJSource:
Star-Ledger 12.15.98; NY Times 12.19.98; Asbury Park Press 03.22.02; Asbury Park Press 04.03.02; Ashbury Park Press 04.04.02
Frank J.1985PAccusedDiocesenPastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Malverne NY for 11 years. Suspended 6/16 due to allegation of "inappropriate behavior with a minor " 20 yrs previously at another parish.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
LI Herald 06.20.16; News 12 06.20.16; Crux 06.29.16; Daily Journal 06.29.16; News 12 06.29.16; News 12 06.29.16; LI Herald 07.06.16
ParkerKenneth R.1965PAccusedDiocesanServed in both Raleigh and Charlotte dioceses. Raleigh learned11/13/09 of allegation of abuse of a minor in 1982. Authorities notified as was Parker, who had retired in 1993 but continued to provide limited services. He has denied the allegations. After review board investigation, Bishop removed his faculties 1/19/10.Raleigh, NCSource:
Diocese of Charlotte Press Release 01.22.10; Diocese of Raleigh Press Release 01.22.10; Raleigh News Observer 01.24.10; WECT 01.25.10; WITN 01.25.10; WTVD 01.25.10
ParlangeliAnthony BConvictedMarianistIn 3/02 article, Man says that at 15 he was drugged and raped by Parlangeli on overnight camping trip. Parlangeli said he was too tired to camp and rented a hotel room. Drugs caused convulsions; Parlangeli had to take youth to hospital ER. Police notifed; he was arrested. Charges later reduced to administering drugs illegally and he spent a brief time in jail. Transferred to Baltimore where he also abused. 1994 civil suit settled.Left order and married prior to his death in 1997.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 03.24.02
ParmeGeorge J.1948PSuedDiocesanOne man filed suit against Diocese and Bishop in 2004 alleging abuse by Parme. No date is given for alleged abuse. Parme retired in 1989 and died March 28, 2002 at age 78. Claims included in Diocese?s 9/07 $1.25 mil settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests.Pittsburgh, PASource:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.30.04; Pittsburgh Tribune Review 09.30.04; Post-Gazette 09.18.07
Edmond A.1968PSuedDiocesanAccused in a 2/26/04 suit of abusing 2 brothers in the early 1970s. One alleges that the abuse began when he was 10 years old, that Parrakow used alcohol and porn to groom him, and that the abuse included oral rape. Suit accused Parrakow of transporting a 3rd boy to PA in 1975 and sexually abusing him there. He was incardinated in the Greensburg diocese as a parish priest 1986-88, and then went on sick leave in New York. The archdiocese located him at Green Haven Correctional Facility in 1993.New York, NYSource:
Supreme Court Complaint 02.26.04
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Thomas1950PSuedVincentianMan came forward in 2010 to allege that Parrott had molested him for 2 yrs beginning at age 14 when he was a student at St. John's Minor Seminary in Kansas City and Parrott was his spiritual advisor and confessor. The plaintiff settled with the Vincentian Order. Parrott retired from Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese in 1987 and moved to Florida Died in January, 1996.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Seneca Missouri--Gateway to the Lake of the Cherokee 06.05.75; Ancestry 07.31.96; St Joseph News-Press 06.25.11; SNAP Statement 09.16.13
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Bede1983PSuedBenedictine6/11 suit alleged Parry, then a Benedictine priest & director of boys' choir at Conception Abbey in northwest MO, sexually abused boy on one occasion in 1987 at summer choir camp. Bede had been affiliated with the abbey since 1973. He admitted to Abbotin 1981 that he had been involved in 3 inappropriate relationships between 1973 & 1979. Became Episcopal priest in Las Vegas 10/15/04. Resigned from position 2011 after suit filed. Admitted abuse of several. 2nd suit filed 7/11. Died 11/27/13.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Articles prior to 07.13.11; Living Church 07.13.11; Kansas City Star 07.22.11; Midwest Conservative Journal 07.23.11; Virtue Online 08.01.11; New Missourian 09.01.11; Order in Doe 5 v Conception Abbey 10.26.11; St Joseph News Press 10.26.11; Virtue Online 10.26.11; Virtue Online 10.27.11; Virtue Online 04.11.13; National Catholic Reporter 04.12.13; Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier 04.12.13; Kansas City Star 12.05.13; Las Vegas Review-Journal 12.09.13; SNAP Statement re Death 12.09.13
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PascalSister NAccusedUnknownTwo or more pending claims against Sister Pascal shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Fairbanks, AKSource:
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 1
PascaleAnthony 1958PSettledDiocesanAccused in a lawsuit settled 4/16 of sexually abusing a 14-yr-old boy, who was a student at St. Stephen's Diocesan Seminary in Kaneohe, HI. Plaintiff also claimed abuse by Fr William Queenan and, in earlier yrs, by Fr Francis Daubert, MM. Pascale died 1/9/03, age 85.Honolulu, HISource:
Honolulu Star-Bulletin Obit 01.09.03; Honolulu Advertiser 01.18.03; Honolulu Civil Beat 03.15.16
PatejkoGregory (Zbigniew)1953PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in Poland, Patejko also worked in the Netherlands before moving to the US in 1968. After working in Trenton, NJ diocese, he was moved to the Fargo ND diocese in 1972. One man told a priest in 1984 that he had been sexually molested by Patejko in 1976 in ND. In 1981 Patejko was moved to Austin TX diocese. In 1994 Fargo quietly settled with the ND man. Patejko returned to Poland in 1993 and is believed to be dead. The 1984 accuser says he knows of at least two other victims.Fargo, NDSource:
Grand Forks Herald 5.6.09; History of Hope ND 1882-1982; Polish Footprints 7.96; SNAP Statement 4.8.13; WDAY 5.7.09; KVUE News 05.12.09; Times of Trenton 10.29.09; InForum 12.16.09; Steele County Press 01.28.10
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Daniel1979PSettledDiocesanIn 1992 a woman told the archdiocese Pater sexually abused her beginning when she was age 14 in the early 1980s at St. Charles Borromeo in Kettering. Pater left for Rome to study in 1982 and became a Vatican diplomat in Africa, Australia, Vatican City and India. He admitted the abuse, which continued until late 1991 or early 1992 on his trips back to U.S. His victim and a second woman accusing Pater of abuse as a teen in the early 1980s sued in 2004. The suit was withdrawn after a 6/06 ruling by Ohio Supreme Court. On 2/21/14 it was announced that Vatican sentenced him to life of prayer & penance as of 1/21/14. Still a priest but no privileges.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Dayton Daily News 07.14.94; Dayton Daily News 07.11.95; Dallas Morning News 08.31.03; Chicago Sun Times 09.01.03; Dayton Daily News 09.01.03; Dayton Daily News 09.18.03; Dayton Daily News 09.23.03; Dallas Morning News 11.21.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 03.24.04; Dayton Daily News 03.24.04; Dallas Morning News 09.12.04; Archdiocese of Cincinnati Status Report 02.07.06; Dayton Daily News 06.23.06; Dayton Daily News 04.22.07; Statement by Archdiocese of Cincinnati 02.21.14; WDTN 02.21.14; Cincinnati Enquirer 02.22.14; Patrick J Wall 09.29.17
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Gabriel M.1972PSuedBarnabite3 men filed two separate suits in Allentown in 2004 alleging they were molested by Patil from 1978-1980. Cases dismissed 2005. Patil was promoted to Provincial Superior of his Order in 1990. Articles say he was working as pastor of church in Ontario Canada as of 2004. The 2002 Catholic Directory showed him in the Allentown Diocese. As of 6/10 he was assigned to St. Anthony Zaccaria Seminary in Lewiston, NY but was believed to be serving in India.Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 3.5.04; Morning Call 05.12.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 05.12.04; WIVB 06.25.10; Buffalo News 06.26.10
Juan Carlos SSuedDiocesanHe was a seminary student in 2003 when parents of 1 youth reported abuse. Reports say he returned to Colombia, his native country, or, possibly, to Florida when investigation began. Indicted 2004 for abuse of 2 boys in 1996 while he was a seminary student. Civil suit filed in 2004 by 3 and moved to Fed. court in 2005. Defendants named include Pope Benedict (then Cardinal Ratzinger). Pope dismissed 12/05. Settled 2/08.Galveston-Houston, TXSource:
Houston Chronicle 6.4.04; Houston Press 07.22.04; ABC13 News (Houston) 02.18.05; Houston Chronicle 04.29.05; Texas Lawyer 09.09.05; Ft. Worth Star Telegram (AP) 09.20.05; Houston Chronicle 09.21.05; Houston Chronicle 12.23.05; Texas Lawyer 12.23.05; Houston Press 08.17.06; Houston Press 10.19.07; Houston Chronicle 02.04.08
Joseph I. (not John)1918PAccusedDiocesanIn 2003 man says he and at least 9 other other teenage boys were sexually abused by Patnode in the 30's, 40's and early 50's.. Patnode was removed from his parish assignment and transferred to Sisters of Mercy Novitiate in Iowa in 1951. Retired 1964, died 12/30/77. At least 1 claim included in $2.6M settlement with Archdiocese 3/07.and at least 1 in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.Dubuque, IASource:
Telegraph Herald (IA) 06.18.03; Cedar Rapids Courier 09.27.05; Sioux City Journal 01.06.06; Telegraph Herald 03.06.06; Telegraph Herald 03.07.06; Des Moines Register (AP) 03.28.07; Dyersville Commercial 08.28.13; WCF Courier 08.28.13
Archdiocesan Report on Assignments and Other Info 9.22.06; Archdiocese of Dubuque - Table of Accused Priests and Assignment Records 08.01.13
Michael T.1983PSentencedDiocesanOriginally from Sri Lanka. Worked in the Portland OR diocese beginning 1998. Was on marriage Tribunal and served in several parishes. Named pastor of St Wenceslaus in Scappoose OR in 2012. Charged in 3/15 with luring for attempting to get a 14-yr-old girl into his car as she walked home from school in Vancouver OR. Girl fled and was able to describe the man and provide police his car license number. He denied the allegations. Arrested at Los Angeles airport 4/8/14 upon return from a visit to Australia. Archdiocese removed him from duties when he was arrested. Pled guilty 5/6/16 to attempted luring. Sentenced to 1 yr in jail; given credit for 23 days served and 244 days were suspended. Was to serve remaining time in a work-release program.Portland, ORSource:
Catholic Sentinel 04.11.14; KGW 04.11.14; KPTV Fox 12 04.11.14; The Oregonial 04.11.14; NT News (Australia) 04.13.14; KOIN6 04.14.14; KGW 04.15.14; KOIN 04.25.14; The Columbian 04.25.14; Catholic Sentinel 07.27.14; Catholic Sentinel 11.12.14; Columbian 05.10.16; Chronicle 05.11.16; Oregonian 05.11.16; SNAP 05.11.16

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