Fr. Anthony J. Paone – Diocese of Brooklyn

Father Anthony J. Paone 

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1945

Died: 1990

Assigned as follows:

  • 1939-1942      St. Peter’s Preparatory School (Newark, NJ) 
  • 1943-1945      Unknown
  • 1946                College of the Sacred Heart (Woodstock, MD) 
  • 1947                St. Stanislaus Novitiate (Cleveland, OH) 
  • 1948-1974      Brooklyn Preparatory School (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1973-1975      Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception (Douglaston, NY) 
  • 1976-1981      Jogues Retreat (Cornwall, NY) 
  • 1982-1987      Unknown
  • 1988-1990      Jesuit Community at Fordham University (New York, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Anthony J. Paone:

Father Anthony J. Paone was ordained a Jesuit priest. According to media reports, in 2002, he was accused of sexually abusing a minor in approximately 1953 while he served at Brooklyn Preparatory School. After an investigation, the allegation was deemed to be credible. 

Father Anthony J. Paone died in December 1990. In January 2019, his name was included on the Jesuit’s Northeast Province’s list of “USA Northeast Province Jesuits with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.”

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Brooklyn, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Br. Richard Pinke – Diocese of Brooklyn

Brother Richard Pinke 

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: N/A

Assigned as follows:

  • N/A

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Richard Pinke:

Brother Richard Pinke joined the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn in 1965. He was a full-time teacher for 42 years. He taught grades 7th through 10th grade math and science at St. Anthony’s High School in Smithtown, Long Island. He also taught at St. Brigid’s in Bushwick, St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows and Bishop Ford High School. 

According to media reports, in September 2018, he was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act. He currently lives in Our Lady of Angels Friary, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Brooklyn, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Br. Edward (Kyrin) Powers – Diocese of Brooklyn

Brother Edward (Kyrin) Powers

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: N/A

Died: 2001

Assigned as follows:

  • 1953-1957      Mount St. Joseph (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1958-1959      St. John’s Preparatory School (Danvers, MA)
  • 1960-1982      Xaverian High School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1983-1988      NY Board of Education (Brooklyn, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Edward (Kyrin) Powers:

Brother Edward (Kyrin) Powers joined the Xaverians in 1948. He served as an educator throughout his career. According to media reports, in 2013, he was accused of sexually abusing a child in Brooklyn in the 1970s. He left the Xaverian Brothers in 1988 and died in 2001.

In July 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors, as well as the Xaverian Brothers’ list.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Brooklyn, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Stephen Placa – Archdiocese of New Orleans

Sister Stephen Rose

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Ordained: N/A

Died: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Sister Stephen Rose:

According to media reports, in August 2005, Sister Stephen Rose was named in a lawsuit filed by six men alleging they were sexually molested, beaten and humiliated 40 years earlier by nuns, priests and civilian staff members at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled orphaned boys in Marrero. The plaintiffs’ were between the ages of 4 and 14 at the time, and in many cases named staff members and recounted specific beatings and incidences of rape or sexual molestation. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.  The Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for federal bankruptcy protection in April 2020.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss your legal options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the New Orleans Archdiocese.  

Very strict filing deadlines will soon be set by the Bankruptcy Court.  Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com.

Fr. Stephen Placa – Diocese of Brooklyn

Father Stephen Placa

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1995

Left ministry: 2002

Laicized: 2011

Assigned as follows:

  • Unknown         St. Francis de Sales (Belle Harbor, NY)
  • 1996-1998      St. Francis Xavier (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1999-2002      St. Gregory the Great (Bellerose, NY) 
  • 2003-2007      Absent on Leave/Unassigned
  • 2008-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Stephen Placa:

According to media reports, Father Stephen Placa was a Brooklyn priest until he left active ministry in 2002. He went on to become a pilot, and founded a flight school, the Heritage Flight Academy, in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, New York. In 2009, he was convicted of the sexual abuse of two boys, ages 8 and 10. He was reportedly laicized in November 2011. 

Six years later In November 2017, his name was quietly added to the diocesan website as a priest laicized by the Vatican office “authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric.” Claims against him were included in the diocese’s 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). 

In February 2019, Father Placa’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. His current whereabouts are unknown. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Brooklyn, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Arthur Purcell – Diocese of Brooklyn

Father Arthur Purcell

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1979

Assigned as follows:

  • 1980-1983      St. Ann’s (Queens, NY)
  • 1984-1987      St. Michael’s (Queens, NY) 
  • 1988-1994      St. Cecilia’s (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1995-1998      St. Frances de Chantal (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1999-2004      St. Brendan’s (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 2005-2020      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Arthur Purcell:

According to media reports, in February 2019, Father Arthur Purcell’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. He was permanently removed from ministry in August 2004. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the sexual abuse occurred, are unknown. His current whereabouts are unknown. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Brooklyn, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Joseph Pugliese – Diocese of Brooklyn

Father Joseph Pugliese 

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1967

Died: 1998

Assigned as follows:

  • 1968-1972      Our Lady of Miracles (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1973-1985      St. Bernard (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1986                Unknown 
  • 1987-1988       St. Helen (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1989-1990       St. Francis de Sales (Queens, NY)
  • 1991                 Unknown
  • 1992-1994       St. Pascal Baylon (Queens, NY)
  • 1994-1996       St. Benedict, the Moor (Queens, NY) 
  • 1997                 Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Pugliese:

According to media reports, in February 2019, Father Joseph Pugliese’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the sexual abuse occurred, are unknown. He was removed from ministry in 1996 and died in May 1998.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Brooklyn, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Ronald Petroski – Diocese of Brooklyn

Father Ronald Petroski 

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1970

Removed: 1984

Died: 1986

Assigned as follows:

  • 1971-1975      St. Francis Xavier (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1976-1979      St. Anastasia (Douglaston, NY) 
  • 1981-1982      Absent on Leave (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1983-1986      Released from Diocesan Assignment
  • 1980                On Leave (Brooklyn, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Ronald Petroski:

According to media reports, in October 2002, Father Ronald Petroski was one of twelve priests and a religious brother named in a civil lawsuit filed by 43 plaintiffs alleging child sexual abuse. According to the suit, Father Petroski allegedly abused a minor male student in 1975 while working at St. Anastasia in Douglaston, New York. He was reportedly placed on leave in 1980 and removed from ministry in 1984. He died in December 1986.

In February 2019, Father Petroski’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Brooklyn, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. John Padian – Diocese of Brooklyn

Father John Padian

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1970

Died: 1995 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1971-1973     Epiphany (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1974-1975      St. Teresa’s (Woodside, NY)
  • 1976-1983      Our Lady of Angels (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1984-1988      Ascension, (Elmhurst, NY) 
  • 1989-1990      St. John Vianney (Flushing, NY)
  • 1991-1992      St. Gabriel the Archangel (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1993-1995      Blessed Sacrament (Jackson Heights, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Padian:

According to media reports, in February 2019, Father John Padian’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the sexual abuse occurred, are unknown. He died in October 1995.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Brooklyn, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Paul Csik – Archdiocese of New Orleans

Father Paul Csik

Archdiocese of New Orleans 

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Ordained: Unknown

Died: 1970

 

Assigned as Follows:

  • Hope Haven (Marrero, LA)

 

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Paul Csik:

Father Paul Csik was a part of the religious order known as the Salesians of Don Bosco and served under the Archdiocese of New Orleans. In 2010, an allegation was made against Father Paul Csik for abuse that was said to have occurred in the 1960’s. The alleged abuse was at the site of a cluster of allegations in Marrero, Louisiana. Hope Haven was an orphanage in Marrero that was subject to many abuse allegations throughout the 2000’s. 

In November of 2018, The Archdiocese of New Orleans released a list of clergy members who were the subject of allegations during the time they worked for the diocese. The list includes priests and clergy, many who also served at Hope Haven. On the list of 57 abusive clergy members released by the archdiocese, eight were credibly accused of abuse, and at one point spent time at Hope Haven. Father Paul Csik was added to the list for his time at Hope Haven. He served as a superior in the 1960’s, according to newspaper archives. 

Paul Csik died in 1970. 

In April of 2020, the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for bankruptcy protection. As part of its bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of New Orleans will be reviewing and paying claims for anyone sexually abused by diocesan priests and lay employees. This will likely include claims filed on behalf of anyone whose case may be beyond the statute of limitations. 

 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for federal bankruptcy protection in April 2020.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss your legal options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the New Orleans Archdiocese. Very strict filing deadlines will soon be set by the Bankruptcy Court. Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today. Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com