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Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese covered for abusive priests

By |2020-02-18T20:14:13+00:00August 16th, 2018|Child Sexual Abuse|0 Comments

On August 14, 2018, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General released a long-awaited grand jury report that showed top Roman Catholic leaders in Pennsylvania covered up decades of child sex abuse involving 300 priests and more than 1,000 victims. The grand jury report covered six Pennsylvania Catholic Diocese: the Diocese of Harrisburg, the Diocese of Pittsburgh, the Diocese of Greensburg, the Dioceses of Erie, the Diocese of Scranton, and the Diocese of Allentown.

With each Diocese, the grand jury determined that bishops and other Catholic officials misused their power and enabled the victimization of children on a grand scale. The report describes Catholic officials’ “playbook for concealing the truth” used to cover up 70 years of child sexual abuse by 300 Roman Catholic priests.

Specifically, in the Pittsburgh Diocese, the grand jury report identifies the following priests as potential abusers:

· James R. Adams

· James L. Armstrong

· John M. Bauer

· John E. Brueckner

· Leo Burchianti

· Robert Castelucci

· Mauro James Cautela

· Charles J. Chatt

· Anthony J. Cipolla

· John P. Connor

· John David Crowley

· Richard Deakin

· Ferdinand B. Demsher

· Myles Eric Diskin

· Richard J. Dorsch

· David F. Dzermejko

· John P. Fitzgerald

· Joseph M. Ganter

· John A. Genizer

· Charles R. Ginder

· James G. Graham

· William Hildebrand

· John S. Hoehl

· James Hopkins

· John J. Huber

· Edward G. Huff

· Edward Joyce

· Marvin Justi

· Bernard J. Kaczmarczyk

· Joseph D. Karabin

· John Keegan

· Henry Krawczyk

· Edward L. Kryston

· Anujit Kumar

· George Kurutz

· Fidelis Lazar

· Albert Leonard

· Casimir F. Lewandowski

· John P. Maloney

· Julius May

· Dominic McGee

· Donald W. Mcllvane

· Thomas McKenna

· Albert McMahon

· John H. McMahon

· Frank Meder

· Arthur R. Merrell

· Joseph Mueller

· Lawrence O’Connell

· Thomas M. O’Donnell

· William P. O’Malley, III

· Ernest Paone

· George Parme

· Paul E. Pindel

· Francis Pucci

· John W. Rebel

· Raymond R. Rhoden

· Carl Roemele

· Michael C. Romero

· Oswald E. Romero

· David Scharf

· Richard Scherer

· Raymond T. Schultz

· Francis Siler

· Rudolph M. Silvers

· Edward P. Smith

· James E. Somma

· Bartley A. Sorensen

· Robert E. Spangenberg

· Paul G. Spisak

· Lawrence F. Stebler

· Richard Gerard Terdine

· Charles Thomas

· John William Wellinger

· Joseph S. Wichmanowski

· George A. Wilt

· Robert G. Wolk

· William B. Yockey

· Theodore P. Zabowski

· George Zirwas

· Richard Zula

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