Those Credibly Accused of Sexually Abusing a Minor

The list of those who have abused a minor is divided into four parts:

  • Current Members
  • Members Assigned Outside the Chicago Province
  • Deceased Members
  • Former Members

Current Members

These members of the Chicago Province have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor. They are prohibited from performing public ministry, are not able to wear clerical attire or identify themselves as priests or religious and are not to have any contact with minors. Their conduct is monitored.

Name / Date Location / Time of Abuse Assignment Locations

Rev. Ronald Lange
Born: 1942
Ordained: 1971
Current Location: Dittmer MO
 
Ghana, Africa / multiple years
Iowa / 1987

 
Ghana, Africa  1968-1991
United States  1991-1996
Ghana, Africa  1996-2013
Dittmer MO  2013-present

Rev. Jefferson Pool
Born: 1957
Ordained: 1992
Current Location: East Troy WI
 
Ohio / 1977
Wisconsin / 1981

 
Philippines  1992-1998
Bordentown NJ  1998-2020
East Troy WI  2021-present
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Members Assigned Outside the Chicago Province

These priests were members of the Chicago Province at one time but are no longer under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Province. They have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor.
    When they were transferred from the Chicago Province, a full disclosure was made about the allegation of abuse along with a recommendation that these confreres should not be allowed to perform public ministry or to have any contact with minors. It was also recommended that they be carefully monitored.

Name / Date Location / Time of Abuse Assignment Locations

Rev. Elias Aiyako
Born: 1964
Ordained: 2004
Current Location: Papua New Guinea
 
Jamaica / 2006


 
Jamaica  2004-2007
Papua New Guinea  2007-present

 

Rev. Crescente DeRivera
Born: 1954
Ordained: 1981
Current Location: Rome, Italy
 
Chile, South America / 1995


 
Chile, South America  1981-1996
Chicago IL  1997-2006
Florida  2006
Washington DC  2007-2008
Rome, Italy  2008-present
Rev. Ponciano Ramos
Born: 1946
Employee: 1960-1979
Ordained: 1985
Current Location: Riverside CA
Philippines / 1960s
Indianapolis IN / 1992


 

Philippines  1960-1970s
Techny IL  1979
Bay St. Louis MS  1980-1981
Chicago IL  1981-1985
Indianapolis IN  1985-1994
Riverside CA  1994-present
 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Deceased Members

These members of the Chicago Province have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor. They are now deceased.

    NOTE:  * = The allegation of abuse was made after the man was deceased.

Name / Date Location / Time of Abuse Assignment Locations
Bro. Deogratias Aguilar
Born: 1940
Professed: 1969
Died: 2008



 
Bordentown NJ / 1970s






 

Techny IL 1962-1966
Mexico 1967-1976
Bordentown NJ 1976-1978
Conesus NY 1979
Girard PA 1979-1983
Neptune NJ 1984
Pittsburgh PA 1985-1989
Mexico 1990-2008
 
Rev. Louis Altendorf (*)
Born: 1907
Ordained: 1935
Died: 1989



 
St. Louis MO / 1940s-1950s
Chicago IL / mid-1960s





 


China 1935-1948
St. Louis MO 1948-1956
Chicago IL 1956-1960, 1963
St. Louis MO 1960-1963
Conesus NY 1964-1965
St. Louis MO 1965-1972
Washington DC 1973-1985
Techny IL 1985-1989

Rev. Joseph Fertal
Born: 1931
Ordained: 1959
Died: 2021

 
Techny IL / 1968
Niles IL / 1971
Scranton PA / 1972
Corona CA / 1995

 


Philippines 1960-1967
Techny IL 1967-1972
Philippines 1972-1989
California 1990-2004
Dittmer MO 2004-2016
Techny IL 2016-2021

Bro. Rene (Bernard) Gawlik
Born: 1938
Professed: 1959
Died: 2019
East Troy WI / 1960s-1970s


 

Techny IL  1959-1963
Perrysburg OH  1963-1967
East Troy WI  1967-1975
Techny IL  1975-2019
 
Rev. Joseph Guidry
Born: 1926
Ordained: 1957
Died: 2019



 

Greensville MS / 1980s

 

 

 


Bay St. Louis MS 1957-1959
Lafayette LA 1959-1963
Mt. Bayou MS 1963-1970
Lafayette LA 1970 -1978
Greenville MS 1978-1990
Baton Rouge LA 1990-2001
Bay St. Louis MS 2001-2005
Techny IL 2005-2019

Bro. Peter Alfonse Horne
Born: 1918
Professed: 1947
Died: 1991




 

California / 1958
East Troy WI / 1960
Washington DC / 1968-1970

 


 


Bay St. Louis MS 1953-1957
Arlington (Riverside) CA 1958
Epworth IA 1959
East Troy WI 1960
Washington DC 1961-1963
Conesus NY 1964
Washington DC 1965-1978
Conesus NY 1979
Augusta GA 1980-1991
Techny IL 1991
 

Rev. Andrew (Dorfmeister) Masters
Born: 1909
Ordained: 1934
Died: 2008

 


 

Chicago IL / 1950s
Louisiana / 1970s

 

 


 


East Troy WI 1928
Techny IL 1929-1934
Rome 1935-1938
England 1939-1946
South Africa 1947
England 1948-1949
Ireland 1950
Techny IL 1951-1959
Southern Province 1960-1983
Techny IL 1984-2008

Bro. Henry Miller
Born: 1922
Professed: 1948
Died: 2017


 
Ghana, Africa / 1960-70s





 

Southern Province 1939-1947
Ghana, Africa 1948-1985
Kenya, Africa 1986-1989
St. John’s, Antigua 1990-2001
Washington DC 2002-2004
Bordentown NJ 2005-2011
Techny IL 2012-2017
 

Bro. William Morgan
Born: 1919
Employee: 1947-1978
Professed: 1979
Died: 2008
Columbia MD / 1980-90s


 

Bordentown NJ 1947-1949
Papua New Guinea 1950-1991
Bordentown NJ 1992-1995
Western Province 1995-1997
East Troy WI 1998-2008

Rev. Jacques (Nijssen) Nyssen
Born: 1930
Ordained: 1959
Died: 2015



 

Ghana, Africa / 1960s
Caribbean / 1980s






 

Netherlands 1952-1959
Ghana, Africa 1960-1967
Washington DC 1968-1978
Leave of Absence 1979-1981
Basseterre, St. Kitts 1982-1987
Sanibel FL 1988-1989
Techny IL 1990-1991
Bordentown NJ 1992-2001
Netherlands 2001-2015
 
Rev. Claire Risse
Born: 1919
Ordained: 1947
Died: 1998


 
Papua New Guinea / 1950s





 

Techny, IL 1947-1949
Papua New Guinea 1950-1958
Perrysburg OH 1959
Techny IL 1960-1963
Chicago IL 1964
Pittsburgh PA 1965-1987
Epworth IL 1988-1992
Techny IL 1993-1998
 
Rev. Vance Thorne
Born: 1921
Ordained: 1953
Died: 2004
 
Los Angeles CA / 1957-1959
Vicksburg MS / 1960s
Jackson MS / 1980s

 

Ghana, Africa 1953
Bay St. Louis MS 1954-1957
Los Angeles CA 1957-1959
Southern Province 1960-1991
Bordentown NJ 1991-2004
 
Bro. Camillus (Michael) Turkalj
Born: 1907
Professed: 1934
Died: 1987









 
East Troy WI / 1955
Riverside CA / 1959











 

Techny IL 1934
Duxbury MA 1935-1936
East Troy WI 1937-1938
Techny IL 1939-1944
East Troy WI 1945-1950
Epworth IA 1951-1952
East Troy WI 1953
Techny IL 1954
East Troy WI 1955
Gogebic MI 1956
Perrysburg OH 1957-1958
Riverside CA 1959-1962
Pittsburgh PA 1963
Hollywood CA 1964-1976
Techny IL 1977-1987
 

Bro. Jeremiah Walsh (*)
Born: 1941
Professed: 1967
Died: 2000
 
Chicago IL / 1977


 
Techny IL 1967-1988
California 1989-1999
Techny IL 2000
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










 

 

 

 














 

 

Former Members

These men were members of the Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word at one time. They are no longer a member of the Society of the Divine Word.
    They have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor. Although the abuse is alleged to have occurred during the time that they were a member of the Chicago Province, the allegation may not have been made until some years had passed.

    NOTE:  * = The allegation of abuse was made after the man was deceased.

Name / Date Location / Time of Abuse Assignment Locations

Rev. Michael Carew
Born: 1920
Ordained: 1946
Exclaustrated: 1960
Incardinated: 1964 (Boston)
Laicized: 1971
Died: August 7, 2015
 
Boston MA / early-1960s





 
Ghana, Africa 1946-1957
Boston MA 1957-1960 (SVD)
Boston MA 1960-1971 (Diocesan)



 

Bro. Gary Craanen
Born: 1950
Professed: 1971
Left the Society: 1977
Current Location: Wisconsin
 
Bordentown NJ / mid-1970s



 
Bordentown NJ 1973-1977



 
Bro. Bede (John) D'Eufemia
Born: 1943
Professed: 1967
Left the Society: 1972
Current Location: Unknown
Epworth IA / 1971



 

Conesus NY 1965-1967
Epworth IA 1968
East Troy WI 1969      
Epworth IA 1970-1971    
Marenisco MI 1972
 
Bro. Rogers (Charles) Hannan
Born: 1948
Professed: 1982
Dismissed: 2012
Current Location: Unknown


 
West Virginia / 2012






 

Southern Province 1982
Chicago IL 1983-1986
Asbury Park NJ 1987
Southern Province 1988-1996
Epworth IA 1997-1999
Chicago IL 2000-2001
Welch, WV 2002-2007
Gary WV 2008-2012
 
Bro. Anthony (Francis) Hogan
Born: 1930
Professed: 1950
Left the Society: 1975
Died: 2008
 
Duxbury MA / 1963




 


Conesus, NY 1950
Duxbury MA 1951-1952
Girard PA 1953-1958
Conesus NY 1959-1962
Duxbury MA 1963-1970
Washington D.C. 1971-1975

Rev. Arthur Kelly
Born: 1938
Ordained: 1971
Dismissed: 1987
Died: 2004
 
Washington DC / 1971




 

Southern Province 1968
Techny IL 1969
Washington DC 1969-1972
Chicago IL 1973-1974
Indianapolis IN 1975-1978
Chicago IL 1979-1986
 

Bro. Edmundus (James) Murphy
Born: 1931
Professed: 1953
Left the Society: 1973
Died: 1998
 
Girard PA / 1964



 
Conesus NY 1952-1953
Girard PA 1954-1968
Conesus NY 1969-1973

 

 

 

 













 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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