Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

1404 East 9th Street | Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Child Protection – News and Notices

The Diocese of Cleveland is committed to publicly identifying those clerics who have sexually abused children within the diocese. The Diocese of Cleveland recognized the importance of publishing information relating to clergy sex abuse long ago and, in 2002, it first began to publish the names of those clerics removed from ministry as a result of sexual abuse of a minor.  These postings, which are updated whenever a cleric is removed from ministry as a result of sexual abuse of a minor, can be found below.   Currently, the Diocese is in the process of supplementing this information by creating a list of the names of all clerics who, as best it can be determined, sexually abused a minor and/or who were permanently removed from ministry as a result of sexual abuse of a minor at any time in the past.  This list, once completed, will be posted on this webpage along with the information already posted below.

Date
News and Notices
April 2002 Statement from the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
June 7, 2007 Notice of Priest Placed on Administrative Leave
November 29, 2007 Two Priests No Longer in the Clerical State
December 26, 2008 Priest No Longer in the Clerical State
December 14, 2009 Resigned Priest Sentenced in Elyria Case
August 26, 2011 Notice of Priest Placed on Administrative Leave
April 29, 2013 Priest No Longer in the Clerical State
November 17, 2014 Priest No Longer in the Clerical State
March 5, 2015 Life of Prayer and Penance Imposed on a Diocesan Cleric
March 19, 2015 Priest No Longer in the Clerical State
July 21, 2015 Priest No Longer in the Clerical State
August 19, 2016 Priest No Longer in the Clerical State
May 15, 2018 Notice of Priest Placed on Administrative Leave

Report Abuse

To report any past or present suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers, or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan Response Service at: (216) 334-2999 or response_services@dioceseofcleveland.org

Terence Flanagan
Victim Assistance Coordinator

Work Phone:  216-334-2958
Fax: 216-334-2983
Response Services:  216-334-2999
Catholic Charities Parish &  Community Ministries
7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Sharon M. Minson
Director
1404 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 696-6525 ext. 1157
sminson@dioceseofcleveland.org

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