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Priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor

List of Priest and deacons with credible accusations

James Blume Date of Ordination: June 14, 1980 Removed from Public Ministry: April 1989 Dismissed from Clerical State: June 23, 2007 Number of Credible Allegations: 5 Places Served: July 7, 1980 – St. Anthony de Padua Parish, South Bend, Indiana July 7, 1982 – Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, Indiana September 8, 1987 – St. Andrew/St. Hyacinth Parishes, Fort Wayne, Indiana Current Status: Incarcerated Michael Buescher Date of Ordination: June 16, 1979 Removed from Parish Ministry: November 1989 Loss of Clerical State: May 14, 1991 Number of Credible Allegations: 6 Places Served: July 9, 1979 – St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana August 1, 1983 – Part-time membership on the faculty of Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana; continuing at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana July 9, 1984 – Chaplain, Marian High School, Mishawaka, Indiana, with residency in the Marian High School Rectory August 8, 1985 – Culver Military Academy, Coordinator of priests who offer Mass and provide spiritual guidance December 20, 1985 – St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pierceton, Indiana June 24, 1986 – St. Patrick Parish, Ligonier, Indiana; Blessed Sacrament Parish, Albion, Indiana Brian Carsten Date of Ordination: May 30, 1970 Terminated as Pastor and Resigned as a Member of the Roman Catholic Church: May 9, 1987 Dismissed from the Clerical State: June 23, 2007 Number of Credible Allegations: 1 Deceased: March 27, 2009 Places Served: July 1, 1970 – St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Elkhart, Indiana July 2, 1973 – St. Henry Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana July 1, 1974 – St. Patrick Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana July 1, 1975 – Chaplain, Allen County Police, Fort Wayne, Indiana, with residence at St. Andrew Parish, Fort Wayne, IN July 5, 1977 – St. Hyacinth Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana July 9, 1979 – St. Andrew Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana, while continuing as Pastor of St. Hyacinth Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana William Ehrman Date of Ordination: June 10, 1922 Retired: July 1, 1970 Number of Credible Allegations: 8 Allegations received after the death of the priest. Deceased: August 7, 1983 Places Served: June 1922 – St. Patrick Parish, Kokomo, Indiana January 1926 – St. Mary the Immaculate Conception Parish, Michigan City, Indiana; Chaplain at St. Anthony Hospital and Indiana State Prison April 12, 1929 – Immaculate Conception Parish, Kendallville, Indiana; St. Patrick Mission Parish, Ligonier, Indiana July 8, 1939 – St. John the Baptist Parish, New Haven, Indiana September 1, 1964 – St. Paul Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana Gerald Funcheon, osc Date of Ordination: May 22, 1965 Removal from Ecclesiastical Ministry: April 1, 1993 Number of Credible Allegations: 1 (from Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend) Places Served: 1965 – Crosier Assignments outside the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend 1966-1969 – Teacher and Athletic Director, Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Syracuse, Indiana 1969-1973 – Crosier Assignments outside the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend 1973-1975 – Teacher/Prefect of Discipline, Wawasee Preparatory, Syracuse, Indiana 1975-1987 – Crosier Assignments outside the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend William Gieranowski Date of Ordination: June 11, 1949 Retired: July 1, 1981 Number of Credible Allegations: 3 Allegations received after the death of the priest. Deceased: April 24, 2000 Places Served: July 7, 1949 – St. Stanislaus Parish, East Chicago, Indiana April 20, 1951 – St. Adalbert Parish, South Bend, Indiana July 3, 1951 – St. Thomas More Parish, Munster, Indiana May 20, 1955 – St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Elkhart, Indiana January 15, 1960 – St. Henry Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana June 15, 1960 – St. Jude Parish, South Bend, Indiana September 1, 1964 – St. Hyacinth Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana July 1, 1970 – St. Monica Parish, Mishawaka, Indiana July 6, 1978 – St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, New Carlisle, Indiana John Gillig Date of Ordination: May 25, 1957 Retired: April 26, 1988 Suspended from all Public Ministry: March 25, 2002 Dismissed from Clerical State: February 8, 2008 Number of Credible Allegations: 10 Deceased: July 27, 2011 Places Served: June 7, 1957 – Our Lady of Hungary Parish, South Bend, Indiana February 15, 1958 – St. Monica Parish, Mishawaka, Indiana June 15, 1962 – St. Jude Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana August 30, 1963 – Teacher, Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana June 13, 1964 – Director of CYO and CYA, Fort Wayne Deanery June 15, 1972 – Sacred Heart Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana April 18, 1974 – Chaplain, Allen County Jail, Fort Wayne, Indiana July 5, 1977 – St. Mary of the Assumption Parish – Decatur, Indiana September 17, 1985 – Holy Family Parish, South Bend, Indiana November 15, 1986 – St. Peter Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana Gabriel Hernandez Date of Diaconate Ordination: April 27, 2008 Dismissed from Seminary: April 22, 2009 Dismissed from the Clerical State: February 25, 2010 Number of Credible Allegations: 1 Edward Krason Date of Ordination: February 3, 1958 Resigned as Pastor: July 8, 1998 Ordered to Cease All Ministry: April 16, 1999 Retired: May 1, 1999 Removed Faculties to Perform Ministry and to Present Himself as a Priest: March 21, 2003 Ordered to a Life of Prayer and Penance: November 8, 2005 Number of Credible Allegations: 3 Deceased: March 25, 2013 Places Served: February 15, 1958 – St. Jude Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana September 2, 1960 – Teacher, Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana August 14, 1961 – SS. Peter & Paul Parish, Huntington, Indiana; Director of Guidance, Huntington Catholic High School, Huntington, Indiana June 1, 1963 – Principal, Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana July 9, 1979 – Continuing Education, University of Notre Dame July 7, 1980 – Continuing Education of the Clergy with residence at Queen of Angels Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana July 11, 1983 – St. Joseph Parish, Garrett, Indiana July 22, 1986 – St. John the Baptist Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana August 1990 – St. John the Evangelist Parish, Goshen, Indiana Paul LeBrun, CSC Date of Ordination: April 9, 1983 Faculties for Ministry Removed from Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend: April 2000 Dismissed from Clerical State: August 26, 2008 Number of Credible Allegations: 1 (from Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend) Places Served: St. Therese, Little Flower Parish, South Bend, Indiana Blessed Sacrament Parish, Tolleson, Arizona St. John Vianney Parish, Goodyear, Arizona Current Status: Incarcerated Thomas Lombardi Date of Ordination: May 31, 1975 Removed from Public Ministry During Investigation of Allegation: December 2, 2011 Removed from Public Ministry: August 9, 2015 Number of Credible Allegations: 1 Deceased: December 28, 2017 Places Served: July 1, 1975 - St. Mary Parish, Huntington, Indiana September 1, 1977 – Faculty, Huntington Catholic High School, Huntington, Indiana; residency at St. Mary Parish, Huntington, Indiana, available for weekend duties. September 12, 1977 – Chaplain, Huntington Catholic High School, Huntington, Indiana August 1, 1983 – St. Mary Parish, Huntington, Indiana; Principal, Huntington Catholic High School July 9, 1984 – St. Joseph Parish, Mishawaka, Indiana June 1985 – American College Louvain, Belgium July 1, 1986 – St. Louis, Besancon Parish, New Haven, Indiana July 28, 1997 – St. Joseph Parish, Garrett, Indiana July 6, 2006 – St. Joseph - Hessen Cassel Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana November 11, 2009 – Chaplain, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Fort Wayne, Indiana Robert Mahoney Date of Ordination: May 27, 1967 Resigned from Ministry as a Priest: June 15, 1993 Dismissed from Clerical State: July 25, 2006 Number of Credible Allegations: 4 Places Served: July 1, 1967 – St. John the Baptist Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana August 31, 1968 – St. Bavo Parish, Mishawaka, Indiana July 7, 1980 – Our Lady of Hungary Parish, South Bend, Indiana February 28, 1984 – St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, North Manchester, Indiana August 1988 – Chaplain, Ancilla Domini Convent, Donaldson, Indiana Elden Miller Date of Ordination: May 8, 1954 Retired: July 15, 2003 Removed from Public Ministry: December 18, 2006 Number of Credible Allegations: 4 Deceased: July 26, 2008 Places Served: June 11, 1954 – St. Joseph Parish, Mishawaka, Indiana July 1, 1971 – St. Joseph Parish, Roanoke, Indiana; St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Nix Settlement, Columbia City, Indiana July 1, 1974 – St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana July 9, 1984 – Immaculate Conception Parish, Kendallville, Indiana February 10, 1988 – Queen of Peace Parish, Mishawaka, Indiana Michael Paquet, osc Date of Ordination: May 28, 1978 Removal from Ecclesiastical Ministry: November 18, 2002 Dismissed from Clerical State: September 16, 2005 Number of Credible Allegations: 1 (from Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend) Places Served: 1978-1979 – Crosier Assignments 1979-1985 – Ministry Center Retreat Director, Fort Wayne, Indiana 1983-1985 – Spirit Alive TEC Youth Minister, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Fort Wayne, Indiana 1985-2002 – Crosier Assignments Edward O. Paquette Date of Ordination: February 2, 1957 Faculties for Ministry Removed from Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend: July 14, 1978 Dismissed from Clerical State: January 31, 2009 Number of Credible Allegations: 7 Places Served: April 15, 1964 – St. Anthony de Padua Parish, South Bend, Indiana September 1, 1964 – St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Elkhart, Indiana September 1, 1965 – St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Decatur, Indiana August 13, 1969 – Our Lady of Hungary Parish, South Bend, Indiana June 5, 1971 – St. Anthony Hospital, Michigan City, Indiana June 19, 1972 – Christ the King Parish, Rutland, Vermont Cornelius Ryan, CSC Date of Ordination: June 9, 1966 Faculties for Ministry Removed from Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend: June 10, 2013 Number of Credible Allegations: 1 Allegation made outside the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Places Served: Uganda & Kenya until 2002 September 19, 2002 to July 1, 2007 - Associate Pastor at St. Therese, Little Flower Parish, South Bend July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2011 - Pastor at St. Therese, Little Flower Parish, South Bend December 13, 2011 – June 10, 2013 - St. Joseph - Hessen Cassel Parish, Fort Wayne Bruce A. Schutt Date of Ordination: May 29, 1965 Loss of Clerical State: May 9, 1975 Number of Credible Allegations: 2 Places Served: June 15, 1965 – St. Monica Parish, Mishawaka, Indiana April 20, 1968 – St. John the Baptist Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana June 15, 1968 – St. Patrick Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana June 25, 1971 – Chaplain, Indiana Army National Guard July 1, 1971 – Sacred Heart Parish, Fort Wayne, Indiana October 2, 1972 – United States Army Training Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia April 15, 1974 – December 31, 1974 – Ministry in Diocese of LaCrosse, Wisconsin


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