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The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland posts notices and related articles in an ongoing effort to communicate developments pertinent to the protection of children.

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.

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

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