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Father John J. Feeney

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Reverend John Joseph Feeney, 90, who died Wednesday,February 21, 2018.  He had been living at Beaumont in Northbridge (a rehabilitation center in Northbridge, MA), near his niece, Anne Vanhaaren, who was overseeing his care.

John, the son of Daniel E. and Catherine Feeney, was born in Portland on August 6, 1927.  He attended St. Dominic’s Grammar School and Cheverus High School, both in Portland.  After completing two years of classical studies at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT, he entered St. Paul’s Seminary in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where he completed his clerical studies in philosophy and theology.  He was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland by the Most Reverend Daniel J. Feeney, D.D., Seventh Bishop of Portland, on June 12, 1954.

During his years of full-time priestly ministry, Fr. Feeney served in the following assignments:

  • St. Joseph Parish, Portland (Summer 1954), Parochial Vicar
  • St. Patrick Parish, Lewiston (Fall 1954-1969), Parochial Vicar
  • Our Lady of Ransom Parish, Mechanic Falls (1969-1971), Pastor
    •  Added responsibility as the Director of Diocesan Family Life (1970-1974)
  • St. Mary Parish, Bangor (1971-1978), Pastor
  • St. Patrick Parish, Portland (1978-1985), Pastor
    • Added responsibility as Associate Director of Office of Vocations (2 terms spanning from 1985-1991)
  • St. Bartholomew Parish, Cape Elizabeth (1988-1997), Pastor

In addition, Fr. Feeney served the diocese in the following capacities:

  • Chaplain to:  Stella Maris Circle of the Daughters of Isabella, Lewiston; Catholic Nurses Association, Lewiston; First Friday Associates, Portland; Ancient Order of Hibernians, Portland; Greater Portland Council of Catholic Men; Knights of Columbus of St. Bartholomew Parish, Cape Elizabeth; Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Fr. Sebastian Rasle Assembly, South Portland;
  • Confessor to:  Sisters of Mercy Convent, Lewiston
  • Priest-Consultant to:  Child & Family Mental Health Services Agency, Lewiston
  • Member of the following diocesan advisory bodies:  Diocesan Office of Family Life Ministry; Diocesan Pastoral Council (1981-1984); Council of Priests; Diocesan Board of Education (1987-1990); and Priests’ Personnel Board (1987-1990)
  • Vicar Forane:  Southern Cumberland Deanery (beginning in 1981, with a reappointment from 1982-1985)

After he relinquished the administrative responsibilities associated with being a pastor, Fr. Feeney continued to exercise priestly ministry in many parishes, especially in the greater Portland area.  He also led parish missions, did retreats for people in recovery, and offered spiritual direction.

Fr. Feeney was once described as “a gentleman with nice manners … with dignity in bearing and speech … broad minded … and being pious, humble and zealous.”  At the time of Fr. Feeney’s retirement, Bishop Joseph wrote to him and recapped his many ministries and contributions to the life and faith of the Catholic Church in Maine.  He also recalled that Fr. Feeney “played an important role in a project aimed at bringing peace to Ireland by bringing Catholic and Protestant Irish children to this country for visits so they could experience peace and toleration.”

Funeral Arrangements – The family of Fr. Feeney has announced the following funeral arrangements:

  • Reception of the Body & Wake:  Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 2:00 PM at St. Bartholomew Parish, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth, followed by viewing until 6:00 PM
  • Mass of Christian Burial:  Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM at St. Bartholomew Parish, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth
  • Committal Prayers & Burial:  Immediately following the funeral Mass at Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland

Please pray also for the consolation of Fr. Feeney’s family and friends. And may Fr. Feeney’s soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace

Sister M. Stella Maris Ware, RSM

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister M. Stella Maris Ware, RSM, 94 (formerly Genevieve Constance) who was called home by the Lord on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Frances Warde Convent, Portland.  Sister Stella Maris had celebrated her 75th jubilee in 2017.

Sister Stella Maris was born in Fairfield in 1923 and was a graduate of Lawrence High School.  She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1942 from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Fairfield.  Sister studied at Our Lady of Mercy College in Portland, the forerunner of St. Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish.

Sister Stella Maris spent most of her years as a teacher. She taught at St. Edward School in Bar Harbor, St. Mary School in Orono, St. Athanasius School in Rumford, St. Joseph School in Portland, St. Joseph School in Lewiston, Cathedral School in Portland, St. Mary School in Bath, and Sacred Heart School in Portland. She also taught at the Pleasant Point Reservation and had a deep fondness for the children there.

In 1982, Sister Stella Maris retired from teaching and became an assistant in the Motherhouse Infirmary, where she ministered to sisters who were ill.

Sister Stella Maris is survived by a brother, Louis Ware, and his wife, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

•    Wake/Visitation:  Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Conroy-Tully Walker Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland, ME
•    Mass of Christian Burial:  Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street, Portland
•    Burial/Committal:  Immediately following Mass at New Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland

To view/read an obituary with more information, please click here.

Please pray also for the consolation of her immediate and extended family, as well as her Sisters in religious community.

Father Donald Jacques

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Reverend Donald William Jacques, 90, who died Thursday, December 14, 2017, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Donald was born in Milford, NH, on February 9, 1927, the son of Leon J. and Vera B. (Stoddard) Jacques.  After graduating from Milford public schools, he attended St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH.  He then completed his studies in philosophy and theology at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA.  He was ordained to the priesthood, for the Diocese of Portland, by Cardinal R.J. Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on September 29, 1953.

During his years of full-time, active ministry, Father Jacques served in the following assignments:

  • St. Mary Parish, Bangor – Parochial Vicar (October 1953-September 1964)
  • St. Patrick  Parish, Portland – Parochial Vicar (September 1964-March 1967)
  • Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Portland (March 1967-1969), then added St. Teresa Parish, Brewer – Temporary Administrator (January-June 1969)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Bucksport – Pastor (June 1969-October 1972)
  • St. Joseph Parish, Gardiner – Pastor (October 1972-June 1982)
  • St. Raphael Parish, Kittery – Pastor (June 1982-January 1993), which included Portsmouth Navy Shipyard Catholic Chaplain
  • St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Brunswick – Pastor (January 1993-June 1997, at which time he retired from full-time ministry)

Fr. Jacques remained active in pastoral ministry in southern Maine, in the dioceses of Manchester, NH, and Venice, FL, and as a chaplain for the Apostleship of the Sea of the USA.

In addition to the above pastoral duties, Father Jacques also served the Diocese of Portland in the following capacities:

  • Spiritual Director – Legion of Mary, Bangor
  • Director – Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) for the St. Bernard Deanery, Gr. Bangor Area
  • Chief Coordinator – Altar Boys’ Convocations for the Diocese
  • Confessor – Various Communities of Religious Sisters
  • Moderator – Maine Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
  • Chaplain – Knights of Columbus Canabas Council #1299, Gardiner
  • Faithful Friar – Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly #1431, Brunswick
  • Chaplain – Diocesan Human Relations Services, Region III (Waterville) and Region VI (Saco)
  • Priests Personnel Board
  • Priests Senate – Southern Kennebec Deanery
  • Vicar Forane – Southern York Deanery (1983-1993)
  • Vicar Forane – Sagadahoc-Lincoln Deanery (1993-1997)

Early on in his formation, it was said that “[Donald] is earnest and sincere, and his character is solid and reliable.”  During his years of ministry, it was noted that he had “a remarkable gift for addressing and delivering timely homilies and expounding upon issues relevant to all—young, middle-aged and old.”  In 1997, on the occasion of his retirement, Bishop Joseph J. Gerry, O.S.B. wrote to Fr. Jacques and stated:  “Throughout your ministry, you have had a reputation for hospitality and warmth, for your love of the liturgy and the attention you gave to creating a fitting environment for worship.  I know from personal observation of your great generosity and compassion…”

Please pray also for the consolation of his sister, Jeanne Jacques, and of his extended family and friends.

mily, Peter began his lifetime of service with his membership in the Waterville Lion's Club, which continued for 50 years and included the District's Lions President Award in 1964 as well as numerous awards for dedicated service, and as a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus which continued for 58 years.
Peter was an active member and past-president of the Greater Waterville Interfaith Council for 20 years. He served as coordinator of Interfaith Clergy which became the Interfaith Council. He was one of the four founding fathers of the Interfaith Homeless Shelter in Waterville, now known as the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. - See more at: http://obituaries.centralmaine.com/obituaries/mainetoday-centralmaine/ob...

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Sister Pauline Bonenfant, OP

Father Normand Carpentier

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Sister Cecile Grenier

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Sister Mary Garrett, RSM

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Sister Thelma Bouchard, RSR

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Mansour  ?PSentencedOn 4/23/12 the CDF decreed that Labaky, a Lebanese Catholic Maronite priest, live a life of prayer and penance with restricted ministry for sexually abusing 3 minors and committing the crime of solicitation on 1. An appeal was pending. On 2/12/12, while the case was being considered first in Paris, Labaky said Mass at St. Garabad Armenian Church in Baton Rouge.Baton Rouge, LASource:
Zvents 02.12.12; Zvents 02.12.12; English Translation of Romero Letter 07.11.12; Romero Letter 07.11.12; Famille Chretienne 07.28.12; Website of Labaky Survivors 10.07.13; Website of Labaky Supporters 12.10.13
LabbeJoseph P.1975PAccusedDiocesanLabbe's name appears on list of priests placed on leave in April, 2002 by Cleveland diocese because of recent allegations of past abuse. One article said during 1980s several teenage boys accused him of sexually abusing them. Labbe denies charges. He was director of admissions at Borromeo Seminary College in Wickliffe (1981-91). Laicization announced 9/24/2010Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Diocese of Cleveland Announcement 09.24.10
BA.org Assignment Record
Leo BSuedBrothers of Sacred HeartMan filed civil suit 11/02 alleging that Labbe, then head of Bishop Guertin H.S. in NH, forced him to perform oral sex on Labbe at Sacred Heart Academy in Andover, MA 1960-1961 when the man was 11. Suit says that Labbe, then known as Br. Gerald, abusedhim on several occasions. Labbe denied accusations but placed himself on administrative leave. Case settled 5/04. Labbe also accused of not reporting numerous abusers at Bishop Guertin. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 1.5.03; Union Leader 6.3.04; Fitchburg Sentinel 06.18.69; Telegraph 05.18.85; Associated Press 03.28.02; Union Leader 11.22.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.23.02; Union Leader 11.23.02; Associated Press 02.12.03; Union Leader 08.30.03; Manchester Union Leader 10.02.03; Rhode Island Catholic 04.23.09; Boston Globe 11.20.11
BA.org Assignment Record
LaBelleRalph W.1978PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002 for misconduct of non-sexual nature with two 15-yr-old boys. Also accused of molesting other boys prior to ordination and of giving alcohol to 11-yr- old boy. Laicized 2005. Settlement with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program.New York, NYSource:
The Journal News (NY) 04.21.02; Journal News 04.25.02; Journal News 09.14.03; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17
BA.org Summary of Directory Entries
LabrecheLaurier A. 1959PAccusedDiocesanAccused in lawsuit filed 5/17 of sexual abuse, along with Rev Edward Donelan, of an altar boy, ages 11-13, in late 1980s at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque. Living in Albuquerque in 5/17. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 05.16.17; Taos News 05.20.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
LacarSylvio PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of a teenage girl in early 1980s. Civil suit filed 1984. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese.Los Angeles, CASource:
Associated Press 2.8.84; LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 4; Milla v. Tamayo, 187 Cal.App.3d 1453
LA Times Database 4.20.06
LaCerraGerard T. "Gerry"1969PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2005 suit against Archdiocese of touching, fondling and sexually abusing one youth in early 1980s after the youth told him he had been abused by numerous other priests in Miami and other locations. Suit settled 2007. LaCerra was Chancellor of the Archdiocese during the time the abuse occurred. He died 7/00. He was also accused of destroying incriminating files regarding other priests and protecting Neil Doherty, a prolific abuser.Miami, FLSource:
Sun-Sentinel 8.5.00; Affidavit of Fr. Hector Gonzalez Abreu 02.10.05; Doe 20 v. Archdiocese of Miami, et al Cause No. 10-64439CA32 02.16.05; Miami Herald 02.16.05; Miami Herald 10.18.06; Doe 20 v. Archdiocese of Miami, Cause No. 05-3433-CA-01 Docket 02.20.07; New Times 04.17.08
J.B. (John B.) PSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersFull name is John Bartholomew Lackie. Three men filed civil suit 01/04 against archdiocese and the order alleging they were beaten and sexually abused at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent. School closed in 1970. Suit alleges that 7 religious brothers abused the 3 youths 1940s-1960s. Claims believed to be included in settlements reached with Archdiocese and Order in 11/08 and 01/09. Lackie died 2/5/92. He also worked at Damien High in Honolulu at some point. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial 1939-50.Seattle, WASource:
R E et al v Archdiocese of Seattle King Cty, WA; # 04-2-00112-9SEA; Seattle Times 01.08.04; Seattle Times 01.29.09; Deceased Christian Brothers of Br Rice High School 11.01.10; Worthy Adversary 05.22.12; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Kent Reporter 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; The Daily World 01.18.16
Norbert Paul1952PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty to 4 counts of abusing altar boy from 1988-1990. Charges filed in three counties but dropped in 1. Sentenced to 3-15 years on each count. LaCosse was treated at St. Luke's for 6 months between time charges filed and sentencing. Per 2002 news article, he served 6 1/2 yrs in prison and was released. Registered sex offender in MI beginning 1995. Died 7/21/14 at a Marquette Nursing Center.Marquette, MISource:
Chicago Tribune 12.19.90; Daily Mining Gazette 07.13.02; Canale Funeral Home 06.30.14
Robert G.1970PSettledDiocesanNamed in lawsuits in 12/11 by two men claiming Ladamus sexually abused them as boys while he was assigned to St. Mary's in Milford CT. Ladamus was at the parish 1983-96, when he was transferred to Christ the Redeemer in Milford. Settled. Retired in 1997. Died 11/8/12.Hartford, CTSource:
Tremont Sheldon 12.11.11; Hartford Courant 11.26.12; Sheldon Tremont Robinson Mahoney 12.03.14; Boston Globe 05.14.16; Connecticut Law Tribune 08.05.16; Catholic Transcript Online 11.15.16
Partial Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Louis Wayne1963PConvictedFranciscanArrested 5/07 for sexual battery of teenage boys at ID school for troubled boys where he was a counselor. Admitted being a sex addict. Order revealed 2 past allegations of "inappropriate relationships." Sent for treatment both times. Placed on restricted leave in 1993. Laicized 1996. Pled guilty 11/07 just before trial. Sentenced to 5 years 3/08. Worked in dioceses of Stockton (twice), Tucson, Portland, El Paso, Spokane, Seattle, Sacramento, Reno, and Phoenix; aka Wayne 1963-74, aka Louie. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1980-84.Spokane, WASource:
KXLY 05.31.07; Statement by Diocese of Phoenix 05.31.07; Bonner County Daily Bee 06.01.07; Bonner News 06.01.07; KXLY 06.01.07; Spokesman Review 06.01.07; Spokesman Review 06.05.07; Santa Barbara Independent 06.14.07; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; KXLY 11.27.07; KXLY 03.25.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; First Amended Complaint in Cunningham v Franciscans, Cause No 1265207, Santa Barbara Superior Court, CA 08.06.08; Santa Barbara Independent 08.15.08; City of Angels 09.22.08; Ernesto C v Franciscans, Cause No 1337577, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v Franciscans, Cause No 1338070, Santa Barbara Co Superior Court 11.03.09; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Arizona Republic 06.15.11; Phoenix New Times 06.15.11; Diocese of Phoenix Community Notification Statements 10.15.12; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Seattle Times 01.23.16; Bellingham Herald 01.24.16
BA.org Assignment Record
LadetSister NSuedSchool Sisters of Notre DameSued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayne 08.25.05
LaeschDennis1996PAccusedDiocesanEntered seminary at age 36 and there were complaints then of unwanted propositions against another student and also of violence. Accused of abusing a 17 yr old boy in 1997. Victim came forward in 2002. Authorities declined to prosecute. Diocese did pay$125K settlement. Named in 2004 civil suit. Vatican permanently barred from ministry per 4/20/07 announcement.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 5.6.02; Detroit Free Press 5.7.02; Detroit Free Press 8.1.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07
John J.1973PSuedDiocesanOne man told archdiocese in 2009 about abuse by Laferrera and Fr. T. Smith. Accusation dismissed as not credible. At least 11 other accusers came forward. Civil suit filed 3/11 by 4; 4 others later joined. Pastor at Saint Philomena's in Livingston when suit filed. Removed 7/11 when he took voluntary leave. Has denied charges. Allowed to retire with benefits as of 6/6/12. 6 plaintiffs settled 6/12 for $300K total and his privileges were removed. Claims of two more plaintiffs to be mediated.Newark, NJSource:
Livingston Patch 7.4.11; Star Ledger 7.4.11; Voice from the Desert 6.6.12; Voice from the Desert 03.17.11; Saint Philomena's Roman Catholic Church 03.25.11; News 12 03.29.11; Media Release 06.26.11; Livingston Patch 06.27.11; Star Ledger 07.10.11; SNAP Statement 07.12.11; Star Ledger 07.14.12; The Patch 07.16.12
Raymond H.1960PSettledDiocesan"Retired" in 1995. Removed from part-time parish work in 2002. Named by Diocese in 2002 as one of 14 abusers who had received treatment & then returned to work. Before ordination, Seminary warned that he had "incipient schizophrenia with homosexual overtones" but he was counseled & ordained. 1963 complaint that he showed 2 boys pornographic materials. No action taken. Other allegations received after retirement. Named in report by AG's office. 3 plaintiffs filed 2 civil suits in 2002.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from Diocesan Personnel File 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 3.4.03; Monitor 3.4.03; New Hampshire Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 02.16.02; Manchester Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 10.07.06; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
LaFlammeAlbert BAccusedBrothers of Sacred HeartDiocese and the Order settled civil suit 5/04 with one man who alleged that he had been abused by LaFlamme 40 or more times between 1943 and 1949 at the now closed St. Louis school in Nashua. LaFlamme has died.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 6.3.04
LaForestConrad V.1972PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1990 of abuse of 12-13 yr old boy. Also allegations of homosexual acts with adults. Multiple treatments for "alcoholism." Name appeared on list of accused 14 priests released by Diocese 2/02. He had been on sick leave since 1996 but had been working part time since 1999. Privileges were removed 2/02. One article says he (and all the other priests on list) had been sent for treatment and had cleared to return to duty.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Attorney General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 02.15.02; Boston Globe 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02
Ronald J.1969PArrestedDiocesanArrested in 1984 on suspicion of molesting a 17 yr old boy at St. Raymond in Dublin. Sent for treatment and placed on leave for 1 year then reassigned. Later became a chaplain in the army reserves. Last known to be serving as abbot of independent Benedictine monastary in Hawaii.Oakland, CASource:
Bay Area News Group 4.1.08; Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08
LagendaSister NSuedSisters of the Divine SaviorSr. Lagenda was one of several religious accused in 2010 civil suit against Diocese, Oblates & Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. One man and one woman accused her of abuse in 1960s.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Argus Leader 8.6.10; Sioux City Journal 8.6.10; MWD et al v. Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls et al, Minnehaha County Circuit Court 07.30.10
Lake, Sr.Joseph DAccusedDiocesanOne pending claim against Lake shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Eskimo Deacon at Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Hoopers Bay. Deceased.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 2; The Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003: Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska: 1928-2003
LallyGeorge PSuedDiocesanMan filed civil suit August 2002 alleging abuse by Lally on several occasions in 1971. Then 9 yrs old, he reported the matter to the church's pastor and Lally was transferred. By mid 1970s, Lally was no longer listed in Catholic Directories. 2002 article says he left the priesthood, married, and was living in California.San Diego, CASource:
San Diego Union Tribune 08.16.02; Union Tribune 08.20.02
LamSung  ?PAccusedDiocesanLam, a priest from Cambodia, was acused in 1993 of lewd and lascivious acts, a misdemeanor, but was not prosecuted. No further information found. Not in 1993 or 2002 Catholic Directory.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 09.10.03
LambertWilliam1955PSettledDiocesanAccused of sexual abuse of one man for almost 20 years, beginning when victim was altar boy. Lambert raped victim and then began long period of abuse. Victim blamed himself and confessed to various priests, as did Lambert. Suit filed 1992. Jury awarded victim $242K to be paid by Lambert but let diocese off. Diocese later settled. 2nd man sued Lambert and won an out of court settlement. As of 2002, original plaintiff said he knew of 23 add'l accusers. Rapid City, SDSource:
Associated Press 4.2.02; Rapid City Journal 01.27.94; Rocky Mountain News 09.22.97; Argus Leader 04.14.02
LammTimothy J.1954PAccusedBenedictineName included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at St. Martin's Abbey/ University in Lacey 1955-81 and 1988-91. Given "Permanent Prayer and Penance" status.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Seattle Times 01.15.16; The Columbian 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16
Herman J.1932PSuedDiocesanLammers was director of Catholic Charities 1939-76. Numerous suits filed 2002-2004 name him as abuser. Accused of abuse by at least 34, much of it at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Home, an orphanage in Anchorage KY. Retired 1982 and died 1986. Included in large settlement between Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who ran orphanage, and numerous victims in 8/06.Louisville, KYSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 9.1.04; Courier-Journal 9.2.02; Courier-Journal 9.29.02 (Major Account); Courier-Journal 07.24.02; Courier Journal 09.29.02; Herald Leader 07.16.04; Courier Journal 07.20.04; Courier-Journal 07.23.04; Courier-Journal 08.11.04; WAVE 3 TV 08.23.04; Associated Press 08.25.04; Courier-Journal 08.25.04; Kentucky.com 09.12.04; Herald Leader 07.24.05; Courier-Journal 10.23.05
Courier-Journal 8.25.06 (add'l article); Courier-Journal 3.18.09 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
LamotheFrancis1933PSettledDiocesanAt least 9 men filed suit in 2002 alleging abuse by Lamothe. Lamothe, who was retired, died in 1995. Named on list of 14 priests Diocese released 2/02 against whom credible allegations of sexual abused had been made. Plaintiff's attorney describe him as a "groomer." At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 4.9.02; Documents from NH Atty Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Survivor Account sent to NH Atty General 2002; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 4.9.02; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
BA.org Assignment Record
LamotheHarvey1947PSettledDiocesanAt least 1 claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Lamothe died 1/12/87 in Maine. No further information found re allegations.Manchester, NHSource:
Telegraph 01.13.87; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
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LaMountainMichael V.1976PConvictedDiocesanSuspended by Church 3/95 when 1st accusation made. Indicted 10/97 on criminal charges that he molested 5 boys. Pleaded guilty to nine counts. Judge sentenced him to nine 12-year suspended sentences. At least 2 civil suits filed 12/95. Claims settled 9/02 as part of $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims & Providence Diocese. Seminary student in Baltimore from 1972 to 1976. A person came forward in 2001 to allege abuse by LaMountain in Baltimore in mid 1970s. Died 8/25/10.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 6.2.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 03.21.95; Providence Journal-Bulletin 12.19.95; Providence Journal-Bulletin 10.21.97; Providence Journal-Bulletin 10.22.97; Providence Journal-Bulletin 01.30.99; Providence Journal-Bulletin 08.18.02; Baltimore Sun 08.21.02; Washington Post 08.22.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 09.10.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Tribute.com 10.11.10
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LanctotDexter A.1976PAccusedDiocesanName is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. Served 3 mo in federal prison for breaking into naval air station in 1987. Served as chaplain at children's hospital. Faculties restricted 8/93 after he conducted public exorcism on steps of archdiocesan headquarters. Left priesthood 1995. Serving as Chaplain at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2012.Philadelphia, PASource:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Website 4.1.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.20.87; National Catholic Reporter 06.19.98; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 03.23.12
Clint2011PConvictedDiocesanSuspended from post as priest of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Fairbanks 5/23/14 for "revelations of internet computer misconduct." Pled guilty 3/11/15 to one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor after child porn and sexually explicit instant messages were found on Landry's computer. Paid a teenage boy in the Philippines to view live transmission of a minor engaging in sexual activity. Was longtime schoolteacher in New Orleans LA; arrived in Fairbanks 2009. Sentenced 6/15 to 10 yrs prison, followed by lifetime of supervised release.Fairbanks, AKSource:
The News-Miner 10.31.14; Alaska Dispatch News 03.12.15; Fairbanks News-Miner 03.13.15; KTVA Alaska 06.08.16
LandryDavid J.1987PAccusedDiocesanLandry's name appears on list released in 9/02 of 21 Fall River diocese priests investigated by DA's office after allegations of sexual misconduct. List shows one alleged victim, beyond the statute of limitations. Shown on "sick leave" from 2000-2002 and then disappeared from Catholic Directories.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02
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Leo P.1958PConvictedStigmatinePleaded guilty 8/04 on sexual abuse charges in MA and sentenced to lifetime probation. Also had allegations in Springfield, MA and Manchester, NH. Multiple victims in 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Multiple civil suits. Also worked in Canada. Laicized in 1972. 1 claim settled in Springfield in 2004 and 2 in 2008. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Documents from Manchester Report 3.3.03; Michael Moe et al. v. The Trustees of the Stigmatine Fathers, Inc. aka Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata et al, Cause No. 05-0059, 6.4.08; Springfield Republican 1.7.05; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 9.6.02; WMUR 8.5.04; Union Leader 07.30.02; Boston Globe 08.10.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Boston Globe 12.17.02; NH Dist Atty Report on Manchester Diocese 03.03.03; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08; Boston Globe 11.20.11
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LandryWesley Michael1948PAccusedDiocesanLandry admitted to Archdiocese in 1993 that he had had a sexual relationship for decades with a man. The man claims that Landry seduced him when he was an altar boy at Incarnate Word Church in New Orleans and continued the relationship for over 45 years. Landry gave him money for sex and it amounted to $80,000-$100,000 over the years. Archdiocese gave the man $7,000 for a release and Landry "retired."New Orleans, LASource:
Associated Press 05.15.02; The Advocate 05.16.02; Times-Picayune 05.16.02
Bernard J.1960PSettledDiocesanAccused by dozens of boys of sexually abusing them at Alpha Omega facilities in Littleton MA and at Lane's NH cottage. Accusations included oral and anal rape. First accused 1978 by 2 boys and removed after admitting going to bed with residents. Treated at House of Affirmation & St. Luke's; at least 6 settlements including $200K in 1998. Worked unsupervised until 1999, including youth programs, pastor, priest home. Reprimanded in 2002 for false affidavit. Involuntary laicization in 2004 announced 2/05Boston, MASource:
Boston Archdiocesan File; NH AG File; Boston Globe 01.27.02; Boston Globe 03.25.02; Boston Globe 05.07.02; Boston Globe 06.05.02; Union Leader 07.09.02; Boston Globe 01.10.03; Pattern & Practice Brief 07.21.03; Boston Herald 02.12.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Metrowest Daily News 08.26.11
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James H.1962PSettledDiocesanLane, who served as chaplain for the Boston Police Dept. for 30 years, starting in 1972, died July, 2007. He was accused of abuse of one boy at St. Paul's in Dorchester between 1966-1967 when accuser was an altar boy. Settlement of Claim by Archdiocese was announced 4/12. This is only known allegation against Lane, previously known as a whistleblower regarding allegations against other priests. He died before allegations could be investigated.Boston, MASource:
Waymarking; Boston Herald 07.31.07; Boston Globe 08.01.07; Boston Pilot 08.03.07; BishopAccountability 04.11.12; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; NECN 04.11.12; Patriot Ledger 04.11.12; WWLP 04.11.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.12.12; Wicked Local 04.13.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.19.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.19.12; St Brendan Parish 04.19.12
Boston Globe 4.20.12 (add'l article); MediaReport 4.11.13 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Boston Assignment Record
LaneJohn J.1925PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of sexually abusing two complainants, both at St. Theresa's parish in North Reading. One complainant also alleged abuse by Rev. William F. Maloney, who was assigned to the parish in 1967-68, when Msgr. Lane was pastor there. Died in 1971. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Sherman Letter 04.12.02; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11
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LaneTimothy PAccusedDiocesanLane has been accused of sexually assaulting an 18 yr old girl in June, 2006 just after she graduated from high school. Archdiocese did not tell police until Sept. 2006 after it completed its own investigation. Lane was transferred to Missouri. 7/07 article says no criminal charges to be filed due to insufficient evidence.Los Angeles, CASource:
Santa Maria Times 12.22.06; Lompoc Record 07.27.07
LangCordell J.1979PReinstatedDiocesanAccused in 1995 suit of engaging in immoral sexual acts with boy who was student at Catholic High school where Lang was counselor. Lang claimed that because of MS he was impotent and unable to walk or dress himself since mid-1980s. Trial verdict for Defendant Lang. AL Court of Civil Appeals ruling 5/2/97, 1997 Ala. Civ.App. LEXIS 358, affirmed. Lang reinstated (in 1997?) per 2003 article. Died 10/01.Mobile, ALSource:
Mobile Register 03.07.95; Birmingham News 03.08.95; Mobile Register 03.08.95; Mobile Register 04.05.96; Associated Press 05.12.03
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Joseph J.1965PAccusedDiocesanName on 4/02 list of priests removed from assignments because of past allegations of abuse. Allegation against Lang was based on report of sexual activity with a minor in the U.S. In 1988 Lang was "loaned" to the Diocese of Prince George in Canada and continued to work there until 4/02 when his faculties were revoked by the Cleveland Bishop. Lang had received treatment and been allowed to return to work per the list. Vatican permanently removed him from active ministry as of 6/14/07. Died 4/2/13Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.7.13; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Canadian Encyclopedia 07.22.02; Cleveland Scene 01.15.03; Plain Dealer 05.26.07; Plain Dealer 06.14.07; Statement by Diocese of Cleveland 06.14.07; SNAP Statement 04.10.13
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Xavier BAccusedBrothers of the Christian SchoolsAccused in 2003 of sexually abusing a high school student in 1969. In 2004, the school acknowledged that accusation and another by an older alumnus. Langan died in 1984. Aka Br. Geoffrey Xavier.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 3.3.05; Northeast Reporter 07.28.04; Northeast Reporter 09.15.05
LangensteinRichard J. BSuedFSC - Brothers of the Christian SchoolsLangenstein, a retired Christian Brother and former high school teacher, counselor, principal and college vice president, was accused in 1997 of abuse of 15 yr old boy. Civil suit filed 1998. In 2000 he pleaded no contest to indecent behavior charge and was sentenced to 3 yrs suspended sentence and 5 yrs probation.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayune 09.25.97; Times_Picayune 03.17.98; Times-Picayune 01.15.00
Jerome E.1958PSuedDiocesanLanser is accused of assaulting a boy from 1964-1969, from time boy was 8 until he was 13. Civil suit filed in 1992. In June, 1997 WI Supreme Court ruled that victims of repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse only have 2 yrs after becoming adultsto file suit and thus dismissed 7 suits against 4 priests (including Lanser). Retired in 2000. Remained fully restricted from Ministry until his death 3/2012. Archdiocese allowed his burial in full vestments in Belgium.Milwaukee, WISource:
Wisconsin State Journal 01.26.97; Wisconsin State Journal 06.28.97; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.31.06; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.15.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.16.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 03.16.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement to Archbishop 03.16.12; Journal Times with Documents 07.02.13; Menomonee Falls Patch 07.03.13
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
LanuevoTarcisio D.1956PAccusedDiocesanIn 12/79, parents of two girls (7 and 2) reported to police that Lanuevo had molested their daughters at St. John the Baptist in San Lorenzo. Girls filed civil suit in 1993. Suit claimed that Lanuevo's pastor had promised their parents that he would receive treatment and never be around children if they dropped the criminal charges. Suit eventually settled. Lanuevo continued to work in diocese until 1991. In 1993 he was working at VA Domiciliary in Portland, OR diocese.Oakland, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; San Francisco Chronicle 02.26.93; San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08
LaPanKenneth1952PAccusedT.O.R. FranciscansMember of T.O.R. Franciscan community in Hollidaysburg PA, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Worked in PA 1953-59, including as Boy Scout chaplain. In MN 1959-84, returning to PA 1984. Per the PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16, LaPan was investigated 1984 in MN for giving a car and money to an 18-yr-old male; it was discovered LaPan sexually molested altar boys. Local church official told St. Cloud Bishop Speltz in a letter that the County Attorney would not press charges "out of respect for the Parish and Priesthood." LaPan's Order also received the letter. He was allowed to stay in ministry in PA. Retired. Living in 2016 at T.O.R. monastery in PA.St. Cloud, MNSource:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
Louis BAcquittedSC--Brothers of the Sacred HeartOne man alleged in 2003 that he was molested by Laperle in 1968 when Laperle was teacher and/or principal at Notre Dame Academy in Fitchburg. Left MA in 1969 for RI and never returned. In 4/04, Laperle was acquitted by jury of charges of assault and battery involving the student in 1968. Incident actually involved indecent assault and battery but that charge did not exist in 1968 so it could not be used. Retired after acquittal.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 4.2.04; Telegram & Gazette 06.21.03; Telegram & Gazette 09.13.03
LaPierreDavid1969PSuedCapuchinAccused of abuse of 1 person in 1983-1984 per LA Archdiocesan report. At least 1 civil suit filed. Status unknown.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5
LA Times Database 4.20.06
LaplanteLaurent1957PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from assignment in 12/05 after teenage girl said he touched her touched her pants on her knee and inner thigh six years previously when she was 9. He was returned to his parish assignment in 2/06 after diocese said it was unable to find enough evident to prove the event had occurred.Portland, MESource:
Diocese of Portland Statement 12.04.05; Portland Press Herald 12.04.05; Boston.com (AP) 12.05.05; Portland Press Herald 02.12.06; WMTW (AP) 02.13.06
LapointAlfred  ?PSettledDiocesanAt least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Lapoint had already left ministry at the time the allegations were received. No data on when abuse occurred, the number of victims or time frame.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 11.27.02
LaPortaRoss A.1951PAccusedDiocesanLaPorta was on 9/25/02 Keeler list as having been accused by one person in 1999 of sexual abuse in 1960s. He denied but faculties removed. List has LaPorta recently retired when allegation made. The 1999 Directory is first that reports him as retired and also lists him as monsignor. Later Directories show him retired in Little River SC, not a monsignor, and pastor emeritus at St. Mark's in Catonsville; 5 other priests who worked there are accused. Still in SC in 2007; not in 2009 Directory.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 10.13.02
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
LaPradStephen Charles1995PArrestedDiocesanIndicted by Grand Jury 4/02 on charges of "unlawful sexual contact" with teenage male at a Knoxville Health club.. He pleaded innocent 6/02. Trial set for 3/03. LaPrad himself told the Diocese 11/01 and was placed on leave. He did not deny that incident took place but alleged that he believed it to be consenual. Trial delayed when Accuser was deployed with Reserves.Knoxville, TNSource:
News Sentinel 5.2.02; News-Sentinel 5.2.02; News Sentinel 05.12.04
LaraJames C.1957PSettledDiocesanPer 4/02 article, Lara was accused in 1987 of abusing daughter of Church's former music directors, beginning when she was 14 and continuing for 5 yrs. The parents also accused Lara of slandering them and of hitting and pushing the wife just before church fired them. Suit was "amicably resolved" in 1990 per court records. Lara, however, continued at his church and did not retire until 1999.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Tampa Tribune 7.4.07; St. Petersburg Times 11.03.87; Tampa Tribune 04.22.02
James/Jaime1973PSettledDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 1992 for child sex abuse. Laicized. Said to have "favor[ed] Hispanic boys." Changed name to Jaime, built career as academic; Yale professor, then Arizona State from 2013 to forced resignation 11/17, after revelations re history of abusing children. Name quietly posted to diocesan website 11/17 re abuse and laicization. At least 5 alleged Lara victims applied to diocese's 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. Accusations include abuse of 3 children, ages 9-11, at St. Francis Xavier parish in Brooklyn.Brooklyn, NYSource:
New York Times 11.09.17; Arizona Republic 11.10.17; New York Times 11.10.17; State Press 11.10.17; AP via KVOA-TV 11.11.17; Daily Mail 11.13.17; Yale Daily News 11.21.17; East Valley Tribune 11.22.17
LaReauJames "Armand"1961PAccusedCapuchinAccused in 1992 of performing oral sex on a 16 yr old student at St. Lawrence Seminary preparatory school in 1970s. LaReau was a Latin teacher at the school. Same student was abused on multiple occasions by Gale Leifeld at same school. LaReau was not listed in 1976-1982 Catholic Directories. He was in Fargo ND between 1985-1986 before returning to WI where he died in 1987.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92

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