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Fr. Ed Smith – Diocese of Charlotte

Fr. Ed Smith

Diocese of Charlotte/Glenmary Home Missioners 

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Ordained: 1943

Died: 1975

Known Assignments:

  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (Boone, NC)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Edward Smith:

In October of 2019, the Ohio-based Glenmary Home Missioners publicly named Father Edward Smith on its list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. Smith joined the order in 1943 and worked in many dioceses around the country. The Order says it received two credible allegations of sexual abuse after Smith’s death.

According to the Order, the first allegation was received in 1993.  The victim reproved that he was sexually abuse during the 1960s at Buck Creek, a training facility and summer youth camp. The other complaint involved abuse in 1963 when Smith was the pastor of St. Elizabeth’s in Boone, North Carolina.

In December of 2014, the Charlotte diocese received a separate allegations against Smith from a man who reported he has been sexually abused in the 1960’s on Boy Scout camping trips in the Boone area. The allegation was also later deemed credible. 

Smith’s name appears on the Diocese of Charlotte’s December 2019 list of credibly accused priests.

Smith died in 1975 as a priest in good standing.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in North Carolina, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte now have legal options to recover damages due to a change in North Carolina law. Contact us at (888) 283-9922. Email us at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com.

Fr. Ed Smith (Glenmary Home Missioners) – Diocese of Richmond

Father Ed Smith 

Diocese of Richmond

Ordained: 1943

Died: 1975

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (Boone, N.C.) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Ed Smith :

Father Ed Smith, a member of Glenmary Home Mission Society, worked in multiple parishes throughout his career including in Bogota, Colombia; North Carolina; Ohio; Virginia and Georgia. According to media reports, in October 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Glenmary Home Missioners’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. 

In December 2019, Father Smith’s name also appeared publicly on the Glenmary Home Missioners’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The Diocese of Charlotte noted that in December 2014, a report was received that he sexually abused a boy in the 1960s while on Boy Scout camping trips. The Diocese also said that in late 2019, the Glenmary Home Missioners reported that an allegation of child sexual abuse  during the 1960s was received in 1993, at Buck Creek, which had a summer youth camp. Another allegation of child sexual abuse in 1963 when Father Smith was pastor of St. Elizabeth parish in Boone, NC was reported in 2001.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Richmond.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Richmond, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Richmond 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.