Priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor
The following is a list of the names of priests and deacons who have served in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and have been credibly accused of at least one act of sexual abuse of a minor.
For the purposes of this list, a “credible accusation” against a priest or deacon of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is an accusation that, after a thorough investigation and review of available information, appears more likely true than not in the judgement of the Diocese’s Review Board, and is accepted as credible by the Bishop.
If the accused is or was a member of a religious congregation, the credibility of an accusation was determined by the accused priest’s religious congregation. The number of credible accusations received against each priest or deacon is noted. The ordination date for each priest and deacon named on the list is noted. Changes in the clerical status of each priest and deacon named, including dates of the changes, are noted. If the accused is deceased, his date of death is noted.
The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend stands firm in its commitment to investigate any allegation of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy and to listen to and support anyone who has been abused. Please contact Mary Glowaski, Victim's Assistance Coordinator,firstname.lastname@example.org, 260-399-1458 or Father Mark Gurtner, JCL - Vicar General, 260-399-1422.
This list will be supplemented as appropriate based upon any future determinations of credible allegations.
This list is current and was released on October 9, 2018 by the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana.
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