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Recent priest abuse settlements

This list contains settlements reached since December 2014 that involve allegations of sexual abuse by priests and members of religious orders. The list includes the accused, dates of the alleged abuse, where the clergy were assigned at the time, when the settlement was reached, and whether the accused is deceased. The information was provided by Mitchell Garabedian, a Boston lawyer who represented the claimants.

Rev. Ronald Atwood

1975-80

Bishop Ready High School, Columbus, Ohio

February 2015 settlement with Diocese of Columbus

Rev. James Braley

1974-76

St. Peter’s Church, Cambridge, Mass.

May 2015 settlement with Archdiocese of Boston

Rev. Joseph Brennan (died 1976)

1957-59

St. Maurice Church, Brooklawn, N.J.

January 2016 settlement with Diocese of Camden, N.J.

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Rev. Andrew Brizzolara

1979-82

St. Tarcisius Church, Framingham, Mass.

January 2015 settlement with Scalabrinian Missionaries

Rev. Richard Butler (died October 2012)

1967-68

Blessed Sacrament Church, Cambridge, Mass.

June 2015 settlement with Archdiocese of Boston

Rev. Joseph F. Byrne (died June 2014)

1969

St. Matthew’s Church, Dorchester, Mass.

June 2015 settlement with Archdiocese of Boston

Brother Damien Chong (died October 2014)

1984-86

Crespi Carmelite High School, Encino, Calif.

March 2015 settlement with Carmelites

Rev. John Connor

1986-88

St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford, Pa.

October 2015 settlement with Diocese of Pittsburgh

Rev. Richard T. Coughlin

1957-62

St. Patrick’s Church, Stoneham, Mass.

April 2015 settlement with Archdiocese of Boston

Rev. Robert Gibney (died 2012)

1961-63

Sacred Heart Church, Vailsburg, N.J.

November 2014 settlement with Archdiocese of Newark

Rev. Randal Gillette

1971-74

St. Gabriel’s Passionist Monastery and Retreat House, Brighton, Mass.

St. Anthony’s Church, Revere, Mass.

June 2015 settlement with Archdiocese of Boston, Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., and the Passionists

Rev. James L. MacGuinness (believed deceased)

1938-40

St. John’s Church, Roxbury, Mass.

December 2014 settlement with Archdiocese of Boston

Rev. Philip Mathews

1966

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Berlin, N.J.

February 2015 settlement with Diocese of Camden, N.J.

Brother Timothy O’Sullivan

1972-73

Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell, N.J.

December 2015 settlement with Bergen Catholic High School

Rev. Joseph Rocha

1968-69

St. Stephen’s Priory, Dover, Mass.

November 2015 settlement with Dominicans

Rev. Martin Walsh (died 2007)

1975

Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, Waltham, Mass.

December 2014 settlement with Archdiocese of Boston