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Priests removed from duty

Since early February, the Archdiocese of Boston has removed 24 priests from active duty as the church investigates sexual abuse allegations against them.

  Priest Most recent post Alleged victim(s) Date
removed
Rev. Daniel M. Graham Regional vicar and pastor at St. Joseph’s, Quincy One alleged victim Feb. 2, 2002
Rev. Paul J. Finegan Pastor, St. Bernadette’s, Randolph Several alleged victims Feb. 2, 2002
Rev. Richard A. Buntel Business manager at St. Thomas of Villanova, Wilmington One alleged victim. At least one settled claim Feb. 7, 2002
Rev. Thomas P. Forry No permanent assignment; filled in at parishes One alleged victim Feb. 7, 2002
Rev. Gerald J. Hickey Unassigned; assisting at St. Helen’s, Norwell One alleged victim. At least one settled claim Feb. 7, 2002
Rev. David C. Murphy Brockton Hospital chaplain Several alleged victims. At least one settled claim Feb. 7, 2002
Rev. James F. Power In residence at James the Great, Wellesley One alleged victim. At least one settled claim Feb. 7, 2002
Rev. Robert A. Ward Jr. Archdiocesan employee; living at St. Mary’s, Dedham One alleged victim Feb. 7, 2002
Rev. Joseph L. Welsh Pastor, St. Nicholas’s, Abington One alleged victim. Other alleged victims came forward later Feb. 20, 2002
Rev. D. George Spagnolia Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Lowell One alleged victim from the 1960s Feb. 20, 2002
Msgr. Frederick J. Ryan Regional vicar and pastor at St. Joseph’s, Kingston Two alleged victims fi led lawsuits March 21, 2002
Rev. Edward C. McDonagh Pastor, St. Ann’s, West Bridgewater One alleged victim from 35 years ago May 24, 2002
Rev. John P. Lyons Pastor, St. Rose of Lima, Rochester Two alleged victims, from the 1970s and 1980s May 31, 2002
Rev. Ronald L. Bourgault St. Zepherin’s, Wayland One alleged victim from more than 30 years ago June 26, 2002
Rev. W. James Nyhan St. Mary’s, Billerica One alleged victim from the 1970s. Earlier, another alleged victim recanted an allegation June 26, 2002
Rev. Robert P. Beale Director, Our Lady’s Hall, Milton One alleged victim from more than 25 years ago July 17, 2002
Rev. Victor C. LaVoie Pastor, St. Eulalia’s, Winchester One alleged victim from more than 20 years ago July 25, 2002
Rev. Thomas M. Curran Pastor, St. Michael’s, Hudson One alleged victim from more than 25 years ago Aug. 2, 2002
Rev. Anthony J. Rebeiro Chaplain, Quigley Memorial Hospital and Soldiers’ Home, Chelsea One alleged victim in Natick from the early 1970s. Also, in 1984, a man alleged Rebeiro had assaulted his wife Aug. 10, 2002
Msgr. Michael Smith Foster Chief canon lawyer for Boston Archdiocese One alleged victim, who sued but withdrew the suit with prejudice Aug. 19, 2002
Foster was reinstated on October 30 after an investigation by the Boston Archdiocese determined that accusations against him were not credible.   Story
Rev. Paul J. Bolduc On health leave, living at St. Anne’s, Readville One alleged victim from more than 30 years ago Aug. 27, 2002
Rev. William L. Butler Pastor, St. Mary of the Assumption, Revere One alleged victim from 1966 Aug. 27, 2002
Rev. Leonard E. Pelletier Pastor, St. Louis de France, Lowell One alleged victim from more than 20 years ago Sept. 9, 2002
Rev. Roger N. Jacques Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Waltham One alleged victim from approximately 20 years ago Oct. 14, 2002


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