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Fr. Kevin Bray – Archdiocese of Newark

Father Kevin Bray

Archdiocese of Newark/Benedictine

Kevin Bray Archdiocese of Newark Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1951

Died: 2000

Assignment History:

  • 1952:                St. Mary’s Monastery (Morristown, NJ)
  • 1953-1957:      Unknown
  • 1963:                In Brazil
  • 1967-1969:      Absent on Sick Leave
  • 1969:                St. Mary’s Abbey (Morristown, NJ)
  • 1969-1973:      Elizabeth of Hungary (Linden, NJ)
  • 1973-1975:      Sacred Heart (Elizabeth, NJ)
  • 1978-1979:      Notre Dame of Mount Carmel (Cedar Knolls, NJ)
  • 1980-1985:      St. Mary’s Abbey (Morristown, NJ)
  • 1985-1989:      Blessed Sacrament (Elizabeth, NJ)
  • 1989-1990:      St. Mary’s Abbey (Morristown, NJ)
  • 1991-1993:      Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, NJ)
  • 1993:                Veteran’s Association Hospital (East Orange, NJ)
  • 1994-1995:      St. Mary’s Abbey (Morristown, NJ)
  • 1995-1996:      Sacred Heart (Wilmington, DE)
  • 1996-2000:      St. Mary’s Abbey (Morristown, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Kevin Bray:

Father Kevin Bray, O.S.B. was a teacher and a Benedictine monk of St. Mary’s Abbey in Morristown, New Jersey. He taught for many years at the The Delbarton School, run by St. Mary’s Abbey and the Order of St. Benedict New Jersey. 

According to media reports, in 2008, Bray was named in a lawsuit against the Delbarton school by two men claiming they were sexually abused by Bray when they were children at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in the Archdiocese of Newark when Bray worked there (from 1963-1973.)

On Dec. 1, 2019, New Jersey extended the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse lawsuits and allowed a two-year window for those who were previously barred from filing suits by time limits. At that time, the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey faced at least 19 lawsuits alleging child sex abuse.

In 2020, three victims filed suits claiming they were sexually abused in the 1980s by four monks, including Fr. Bray. According to one suit, a victim states that Bray sexually abused him at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Elizabeth, NJ, from 1986 to 1987, when the plaintiff was 13 and 14 years old.

Bray died in 2000 at the age of 76.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark in New Jersey.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused in the Archdiocese of Newark, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Newark now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New Jersey and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Joseph Bell – Diocese of San Bernardino

Father Joseph Bell

Diocese of San Bernardino/BenedictineJoseph Bell Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1961

Died: 1987

Assignment History:

  • 1980s: St. Peter and St. Paul (Alta Loma, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Joseph Bell:

According to the Diocese of San Bernardino, Fr. Joseph Bell of the Benedictine Order was accused of allegedly sexually abusing at least one minor in the 1960s to 1970s in Indiana, Kentucky, and New York.

Bell worked at St. Peter and St. Paul in Alta Loma, California from approximately 1985 to 1986. According to the Diocese of San Bernardino, it was aware of the alleged misconduct perpetrated by Bell in 1985; however, it was not reported to law enforcement until 2006.

Bell died in 1987. He was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse in 2018.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Bernardino in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Bernardino now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Diocese of San Bernardino, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Abbot Timothy Kelly – Archdiocese of New York

Abbot Timothy Kelly

Archdiocese of New York/BenedictinesAbbot Timothy Kelly

Ordained: 1961

Died: 2010

Assignment History:

  • 1961: Church of the Visitation (Minneapolis, MN)
  • 1961-1962: St. John’s Abbey (Collegeville, MN)
  • 1962-1963: Colegio del Tepeyac (Mexico)
  • 1963-1964: Mexicano-Norteamericano Instituto Relaciones Culturales (Mexico)
  • 1964-1965: Saint Augustine’s College (Bahamas)
  • 1965-1972: Saint Anselm (Bronx, NY)
  • 1972-1978: Mount Saint Benedict (Crookston, MN)
  • 1979-1980: Monastic Institute of International College of St. Anselm, (Rome, Italy)
  • 1980-1988: St. John’s Abbey (Collegeville, MN)
  • 1989-1991: Belmont Abbey (Belmont, NC)
  • 1992-2000: St. John’s University (Collegeville, MN)
  • 2001-2010: St. John’s Abbey (Collegeville, MN)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Abbot Timothy Kelly:

Abbot Timothy Kelly was a Benedictine priest in the Archdiocese of New York. According to the lawsuit filed in 2011, Kelly was accused of sexually abusing a minor altar boy at St. Anselm’s in the Bronx, New York from 1966 to 1967. He has been accused of sexually abusing two other survivors, one of whom alleges sexual abuse at St. Anselm’s in Bronx, New York, and another who alleges abuse in Mexico and in Minnesota.

The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age and gender, are unknown. Kelly died in 2010 from Cancer after a brief retirement from St. John’s Abbey in Minnesotta.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of New York. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of New York now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help.

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