Fr. Stanley Banaszek (Maryknoll) – Diocese of Richmond

Father Stanley Banaszek (Maryknoll)

Diocese of Richmond

Ordained: 1970

Removed: 1992

Died: 2007

Assigned as follows:

  • 1970-1973      Maryknoll Missions (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
  • 1973-1974      Maryknoll Missions (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1974-1975      St. Mary’s; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
  • 1975-1976      Maryknoll Missions (Guatemala)
  • 1981-1984      Maryknoll Missions (Nicaragua)
  • 1984-1985      St. Anthony of Padua (Bridgeport, CT)
  • 1985-1986      Unknown
  • 1986-1987      Urban Retreat House (Bridgeport, CT)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Stanley Banaszek:

Father Stanley Banaszek was a priest of the Maryknoll order. He served at St. Mary’s in Blacksburg and as a chaplain at Virginia Tech from 1974 to 1975. According to media reports, Father Stanley Banaszek (also spelled Bonaszek) was accused of sexually assaulting a former altar boy in 1985 at St. Anthony of Padua in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Father Banaszek was removed from ministry in 1992. The case was settled with other accusers by the Diocese of Bridgeport in October 2003.  He died in 2007.

In June 2019, Father Banaszek‘s name was added to the Diocese of Richmond’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

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