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Fr. Robert Kurilec – Diocese of San Bernardino

Father Robert Kurilec

Diocese of San Bernardino/Sacred HeartRobert Kurilec Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1968

Retired: 2005 

Assignment History:

  • 1969: Kilroe Seminary of the Sacred Heart (Honesdale, PA)
  • 1970-1971: Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary (Lenox, MA)
  • 1972-1973: Divine Heart Seminary (Donaldson, IN)
  • 1974: St. Alphonsus (Dearborn, MI)
  • 1975-1978: Antonian College Preparatoty School (San Antonio, TX)
  • 1979: Cleveland Central Catholic High School (Cleveland, OH)
  • 1980: St. Michael (Cleveland, OH)
  • 1981-1982: Unknown
  • 1983: St. Catherine (Riverside, CA)1
  • 1984: Military Chaplain
  • 1985-1987: On Duty Outside the Diocese (SB); LCDR, CHC, U.S.M.R., (Wildwood, IL)
  • 1988-2004: On Duty Outside the Diocese (SB); USN, 3908 Roebling Ln., (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • 2005-20017: Retired
  • 2018: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Robert Kurilec:

Fr. Robert Kurilec was ordained a priest for the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. According to the Diocese of San Bernardino, Fr. Kurilec was accused of sexually abusing children in 1970 and 1972 in Indiana, Illinois, and Maryland.

The Diocese allegedly learned of the allegations in 1987, reported to the US Navy in 1988, and subsequently reported it to law enforcement in 2002. At some point, the Diocese of San Bernardino permanently banned Fr. Kurilec from ministry in the Diocese, and the Vatican sentenced him to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Kurilec was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s 2018 list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. His current whereabouts and whether he has access to children since 2018 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 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. 

Contact us at (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Joseph Jablonski – Diocese of San Bernardino

Father Joseph Jablonski

Diocese of San Bernardino/Missionary of the Sacred Heart

Joseph Jablonski Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1976

Removed: 2014

Assignment History:

  • 1977: Columbia Missions
  • 1978: Bogota, Columbia
  • 1979-1981: Unknown
  • 1982: Barrio of Ciudad Kennedy
  • 1983-1984: Archdiocese of Bogota
  • 1985: Priests of the Province Serving Elsewhere (Aurora, IL)
  • 1986-1988: Archdiocese of Bogota
  • 1988-1989: Priests of the Province Serving Elsewhere (Aurora, IL)
  • 1989-1996: Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Foreign Missions
  • 1990-1992: Sacred Heart Monastery (Aurora, IL)
  • 1993-1997: Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Community (Aurora, IL)
  • 1998-1999: St. Joseph (Upland, CA)
  • 2000-2017: Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Community (Aurora, IL)
  • 2010-2012: Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Community (Chicago, IL)
  • 2013-2016: St. Joseph (Chicago, IL)
  • 2018: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Joseph Jablonski:

Fr. Joseph Jablonski was accused of sexually abusing a child while he was a visiting priest in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2014. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. Jablonski was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s 2018 list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse and permanently banned from ministry in the Diocese. According to records from the Missionary of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Jablonski is living in the Greater Chicago area. His status as a priest and whether he has access to children is unknown.

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. 

Contact us at (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.