List of The Diocese of Springfield’s “credibly accused clergy”

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The Springfield Diocese has released a report detailing decades of clergy abuse.

Most of the information is not new, but a Pennsylvania Grand Jury report prompted Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to share the information. 

The Diocese of Springfield keeps track of what they refer to as “credibly accused clergy:”

The following is a listing of all diocesan priests and deacons who have had one or more credible allegations of sexual abuse of a child made against them while they were living. This list includes former priests who left the priesthood prior to reports having been made. All have had their faculties to function as clergy removed.

Living laicized clergy who were under the sanctions of the Essential Norms*:

  • Alfred Graves
  • Richard Lavigne

Priests currently living under sanctions of the Essential Norms*:

  • Michael Devlin
  • Richard Kirouac
  • David Farland
  • Francis Lavelle
  • Ronald Wamsher

Diocesan clergy removed from public ministry with a credible allegation of sexual misconduct involving an adult.

  • Eugene Honan

Deceased bishop who was permanently removed from public ministry:

  • Thomas L. Dupre

Clergy who died after having been placed under the sanctions of the Essential Norms*:

  • Andre Corbin
  • Clarence Forand
  • Edward Kennedy
  • John Koonz
  • Richard Meehan
  • Charles Joseph Sgueglia
  • Charles Sullivan

Clergy who died with credible accusations of abuse before being placed under the sanctions of
the Essential Norms*:

  • Fr. Paul Archambault
  • Former priests:
  • Albert Blanchard
  • John R. Russell
  • Deacon permanently removed from ministry:
  • James Martone

*Under the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People’s “Essential Norms,” “when
even a single act of sexual abuse by a priest or deacon is admitted or is established after an
appropriate process in accord with canon law, the offending priest or deacon will be removed
permanently from ecclesiastical ministry.”


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