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Fr. Bruno Ugliano – Diocese of Paterson

Father Bruno Ugliano

Diocese of Paterson

Bruno Ugliano Horowitz LawOrdained: 1967

Dead: 2014

Assignment History:

  • Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)
  • Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
  • St. Elizabeth’s Church (Linden, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Bruno Ugliano:

Fr. Bruno Ugliano was ordained a priest in 1967. He was the assistant Delbarton headmaster from 1975-1978 and headmaster from 1985-1990. He is one of three monks in which allegations have been made against connecting him to a sexual abuse case.

In 2021, according to media reports, a former star athlete and football player at Delbarton School in Morris County has filed a lawsuit against the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey, which runs the Delbarton School, claiming three monks sexually abused him as a teenager in the 1970s. The lawsuit identifies the monks as three men who have since died — the Rev. Manus Duffy, Br. Jonathan Michael Hunt and the Rev. Bruno Ugliano.

The victim claims the abuse took place in the 1970s when he was 13-14 years old. The abuse is said to have occurred more than 150 times in the 1977-1978 school year in bathroom stalls, a school office, a classroom, and on a retreat to the Jersey Shore, according to the complaint, filed in Superior Court of Morris County.

Ugliano was also previously accused of sexual abuse of a minor in 2002. The victim was a 14-year-old female who was allegedly sexually abused by Ugliano in the early 1980s, while assigned to a Linden parish. Ugliano was temporarily suspended, but then law enforcement deemed the allegations not credible.

Ugliano died in 2014.

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

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Manus Duffy – Diocese of Paterson

Father Manus Duffy

Diocese of Paterson

Manus Duffy Horowitz LawOrdained: 1969

Left priesthood: 1989

Dead: 2008

Assignment History:

  • 1967-1987: Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Manus Duffy:

Fr. Manus Duffy was a teacher and the headmaster of discipline at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. He is one of three monks in which allegations have been made against connecting him to a sexual abuse case.

In 2021, according to media reports, a former star athlete and football player at Delbarton School in Morris County has filed a lawsuit against the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey, which runs the Delbarton School, claiming three monks sexually abused him as a teenager in the 1970s. The lawsuit identifies the monks as three men who have since died — the Rev. Manus Duffy, Br. Jonathan Michael Hunt and the Rev. Bruno Ugliano.

The victim claims the abuse took place in the 1970s when he was 13-14 years old. The abuse is said to have occurred more than 150 times in the 1977-1978 school year in bathroom stalls, a school office, a classroom, and on a retreat to the Jersey Shore, according to the complaint, filed in Superior Court of Morris County.

The lawsuit alleges that the victim was abused by Duffy, who was known to fondle and massage him and other students in classroom settings. Additionally, Duffy was accused of raping the victim twice during an overnight retreat on the New Jersey Shore.

Duffy died in 2008.

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

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Br. Jonathan Hunt – Diocese of Paterson

Brother Jonathan Michael Hunt

Diocese of Paterson

Jonathan Michael Hunt Horowitz LawJoined: 1964

Dead: 2020

Assignment History:

  • Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ)
  • St. Mary’s Abbey (Morristown, NJ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Brother Jonathan Michael Hunt:

In 1964, Hunt professed simple vows, receiving the religious name Jonathan. In 1979, he was ordained deacon at St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, NJ. In 1973, Hunt began his long teaching career at Delbarton School in Morristown.

In 2021, according to media reports, a former star athlete and football player at Delbarton School in Morris County has filed a lawsuit against the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey, which runs the Delbarton School, claiming three monks sexually abused him as a teenager in the 1970s. The lawsuit identifies the monks as three men who have since died — the Rev. Manus Duffy, Br. Jonathan Michael Hunt and the Rev. Bruno Ugliano.

The victim claims the abuse took place in the 1970s when he was 13-14 years old. The abuse is said to have occurred more than 150 times in the 1977-1978 school year in bathroom stalls, a school office, a classroom, and on a retreat to the Jersey Shore, according to the complaint, filed in Superior Court of Morris County.

Hunt died in 2020.

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

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Ernest Justin Hill (Trinitarian) – Diocese of Paterson

Father Ernest Justin Hill

Diocese of Paterson

Ernest Justin Hill Horowitz LawOrdained: 1951

Removed:1994

Died: 2003

Assigned as follows:

  • 1951: St. Anne’s and St. Joachim (Carthage, MS)
  • 1952-1954: Annunciation (Kiln, MS); Our Lady of the Pines (Catahoula, MS); St. Joseph’s (Fenton, MS); St. Louis of France (Rocky Hill, MS); Infant of Jesus (White Cypress, MS) 
  • 1954-1956: Holy Ghost Cenacle and Shrine of Saint Joseph (Sterling NJ) 
  • 1956-1958: St. Elizabeth’s (Colonial Beach, VA); St. Paul’s (Hague, VA); St. Francis (Kilmarnock, VA); St. Anthony’s (King George, VA); St. Timothy’s (Tappahannock, VA) 
  • 1958-1962: Sacred Heart (Hitchcock, OK); St. Joseph’s (Loyal, OK); St. Eugene’s (Canton, OK) 
  • 1962-1965: St. Anne Mission (Manchester, KY) 
  • 1965-1977: Holy Trinity Missionary Cenacle (Silver Springs, MD) 
  • 1977-1978: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker (Washington DC) 
  • 1978-1980: Sacred Heart (Soldier Pond, ME); St. Mary Star of the Sea  (Stonington, ME) 
  • 1980-1993: Unknown
  • 1993-1994: Holy Trinity Seminary (Silver Springs, MD)
  • 1995-2019: Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Ernest Justin Hill:

Fr. Ernest Justin Hill was a member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity order. According to media reports, in 1994, he was suspended by his order for refusing to undergo psychological testing. He was under investigation for being accused of inappropriate behavior with teenagers. He denied the allegations. 

In 1999, he was accused of child sexual abuse in Maine, in the late 1970s or early 1980s. In March 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Jackson’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. It noted an allegation of child sexual abuse reported in 1994 occurring in Indiana in 1992.

Hill died in 2003.

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

Father John (Jack) Ventura

Diocese of Paterson

John (Jack) Ventura Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1968

Removed: 1985

Assigned as follows:

    • 1969: Our Lady of the Lake Church (Mount Arlington, NJ)
    • 1970-1971: St. Christopher Church (Parsipanny, NJ)
    • 1972: St. Mary of the Lake Seminary (Highland Lakes, NJ) 
    • 1973: Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Birmingham, AL) 
    • 1974-1975: St. Paul’s Cathedral (Birmingham, AL) 
    • 1976-1981: St. Leo Church (Demopolis, AL) 
    • 1982: Our Lady of the Lake Church (Pell City, AL)
    • 1983: Holy Spirit Church (Huntsville, AL)
    • 1984: Unknown 
    • 1985: Immaculate Conception Church (Orrville, AL)
    • 1986-1987: Absent on Leave 
    • 2003: Retired
    • 2004-2019: Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John (Jack) Ventura:

Fr. John (Jack) Ventura was ordained for the Diocese of Paterson. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Birmingham in 1974. According to media reports, he was removed from ministry in 1985 after allegations of child sexual abuse were reported. Ventura retired in 2003. In December 2018, his name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Birmingham’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.

Ventura’s 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 Paterson. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Paterson, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Paterson 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. Aedan Manning – Diocese of Paterson

Father Aedan Manning

Diocese of Paterson/Trinitarian

Aedan Manning Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1963 

Died: 2008

Assigned as follows:

  • 1964: Trinitarian House (Washington, DC) 
  • 1965-1973: Father Judge Mission Seminary (Monroe, VA) 
  • 1974-1975: Our Lady of Victory ( Compton, CA) 
  • 1976-1978: Unknown 
  • 1979-1981: The Holy Spirit Missionary Cenacle (Stirling, NJ) 
  • 1982-1987: Unknown 
  • 1988-1989: Special Assignment (MS)
  • 1990 -1991: St. Richard (Jackson, MS)  
  • 1992-1993: Unknown
  • 1994-1998: St. Richard (Jackson, MS) 
  • 1999-2000: St. Richard (Jackson, MS) St. Anne (Carthage, MS) 
  • 2001-2002: St. John (Crystal Springs, MS)
  • 2003-2006: Unknown
  • 2007-2008: Our Lady Missionary Cenacle (Adelphi, MD) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Aedan Manning:

Fr. Aedan Manning was a member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity order. He was a Judicial Vicar for the Diocesan Tribunal, and Diocesan Director of the Permanent Diaconate.

In March 2019, Manning’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Jackson’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. It noted a report received in 1991 of abuse in 1967 in New Jersey (diocese not named).

Manning retired in 2002 and died in 2008.

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

Father Martin Van Trieste

Diocese of Paterson/Trinitarian priest 

Martin Van Trieste Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1945

Died: 2007

Assigned as follows:

  • 1945-1950: Holy Ghost Missionary Cenacle, AL) 
  • 1950-1951: Holy Ghost Missionary Cenacle (Sterling, NJ) 
  • 1951-1953: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Tucker, MS); St. Catherine (Indian) (Conehatta, MS); St. Francis Xavier (Pearl River, MS)
  • 1953-1955: Holy Trinity Missionary Cenacle (Silver Springs, MD)
  • 1955-1963: Sacred Heart (Lorain, OH) 
  • 1963-1969: Nuestra Senora de Lourdes (San Juan, Puerto Rico); Nuestra Senora de Lourdes (Santa Bernadita, Puerto Rico) 
  • 1971-1976: San Patricio (Loiza Aldea, Puerto Rico); Medianaia Baja (Villa Canona, Pinones, Santiago, Puerto Rico) 
  • 1977-1983: Chapel of the Sacred Heart (Lorain, OH)
  • 1983-1984: Our Lady of Victory (Los Angeles, CA) 
  • 1987-1989: Diocesan Hispanic Office (Cleveland, OH)
  • 1990-1992: Our Lady of Victory ( Los Angeles, CA) 
  • 1993-1994: Holy Spirit Novitiate (Philadelphia, PA) 
  • 1994-1996: Trinity Missions (Mexico) 
  • 1997-2000: Resurrection del Senor (Canovanas, Puerto Rico); Nuestra Senora de la Providencia (Puerto Rico) 
  • 2000-2002: Unknown
  • 2002-2007: Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity (Adelphi, MD)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Martin Van Trieste:

Fr. Martin Van Trieste was a member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity order. According to media reports, in 2002, Van Trieste was accused in a lawsuit alleging that he sexually abused five men in the 1960s and 1970s. At the time, they were young boys and members of Van Trieste’s touring singing group for Latino boys, “The Little Martins”. Two of the victims who initially filed suit were between the ages of 6 and 12 years old at the time of the abuse.

Van Trieste retired in 2005 and died in 2007.

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

Father August Kita

Diocese of Paterson/Salesians

August Kita Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1960

Died: 2008

Assigned as follows:

  • 1960-1962: Salesian Pontificial Athenaeum (Rome, Italy) 
  • 1962-1967: Archbishop Shaw High School (Marrero, LA)
  • 1967-1972: Salesian Junior Seminary (Goshen, NY)
  • 1972-1976: Sacred Heart Juniorate (Ipswich, MA) 
  • 1977-1981: Mary Help of Christians School (Tampa, FL)
  • 1982-1985: Don Bosco College (Newton, NJ) 
  • 1986-1988: Sacred Heart Retreat House (Ipswich, MA)
  • 1989: Salesian Provincial House (New Rochelle, NY)
  • 1990-1992: Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (West Haverstraw, NY) 
  • 1993-1995: Holy Rosary; St. John Bosco (Birmingham, AL) 
  • 1994: Helen Hayes Hospital (West Haverstraw, NY) 
  • 1996-1997: Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (West Haverstraw, NY) 
  • 1998: Unknown
  • 1999: Don Bosco Technical High School (Paterson, NJ) 
  • 2000-2008: Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (Stony Point, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father August Kita:

Fr. August Kita was a Salesian priest. He held various positions as a teacher, director, and pastor at many locations across the country.

According to media reports, in November 2018, Kita’s name first appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted an allegation reported in 2006, of child sexual abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. In the fall of 2009, at least one claim of child sexual abuse against him was included in the almost $5.2M settlement with the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

In 2020, Kita was included on the Salesians list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

Kita died in 2008.

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

Father Leonard Thomas Walsh

Diocese of Paterson (Franciscan)

Leonard Thomas Walsh  Archdiocese of Newark Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1926

Died: 1954

Assigned as follows:

  • 1927-1927: St. Bonaventure’s Monastery and Ecclesiastical Seminary (Allegany, NY) 
  • 1927-1934: St. Bonaventure’s Franciscan Monastery (Paterson, NJ)
  • 1935: St. Joseph’s (East Rutherford, NJ) 
  • 1935-1944: Commissariat of the Holy Land (Franciscan Monastery); Mt. St. Sepulchre (Washington, DC)
  • 1945-1947: St. Francis of Assisi (New York, NY); St. Basil’s Seminary (Stamford, CT)
  • 1948: St. Bonaventure College and Seminary (Allegany, NY)
  • 1948-1950: St. Anthony’s Monastery (Franciscan Fathers) (Butler, NJ) 
  • 1950-1954: St. Francis’ Friary (Brookline, MA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Leonard Thomas Walsh:

Fr. Leonard Thomas Walsh, a Franciscan Friars priest, served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Paterson, in New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, and Massachusetts. According to media reports, in April 2012, at least one claim of child sexual abuse against him was settled for an unspecified six-figure sum. He was accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old Massachusetts boy for four months in 1953. The alleged victim said he went to confession at the friary because he wanted to get out of playing piano on Saturdays. The alleged victim said the abuse began on the second visit and continued until he got the nerve to stop going.

In October 2021, the Holy Name Province published a list of Franciscan friars with substantiated child sexual abuse and misconduct claims following a review of its files by an advisory firm. Leonard Thomas Walsh was one of 23 the friars named.

In October 2021, the Holy Name Province published a list of Franciscan friars with substantiated child sexual abuse and misconduct claims following a review of its files by an advisory firm. Leonard Thomas Walsh was one of 23 the friars named.

Walsh died in 1954.

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

Fr. Sean Leo Rooney (Salesians of Don Bosco)

Archdiocese of Newark / Diocese of Paterson

Sean Leo Rooney Archdiocese of Newark Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1959

Laicized:  2008

Assignment History:

  • 1959-1968: St. Dominic Savio High School (Boston, MA)
  • 1968-1971: Salesian Day High School for Boys; Salesian Resident Junior Seminary; Camp Salesian for Boys; Salesian Retreat House for Boys; Salesian Boys Club (Cedar Lake, IN)
  • 1971-1975: Don Bosco Technical High School (Paterson, NJ)
  • 1975-1979: Archbishop Shaw High School (Marrero, LA)
  • 1979-1981: Salesian Junior Seminary (Goshen, NY)
  • 1981-1983: Don Bosco High School for Boys (Ramsey, NJ)
  • 1983-2003: St. John Bosco Church (Birmingham, AL)
  • 1983-2003: Holy Rosary, Birmingham (Gate City, AL)
  • 2003-2008: Salesian Provincial House (New Rochelle, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Sean Rooney:

Fr. Sean Rooney was ordained a priest in 1959 and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career. According to media reports, in 2013, he was named in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged that Rooney sexually abused him as a fourteen-year-old student at Goshen Junior Seminary in Goshen, New York. Rooney was a teacher at the time. The case was settled in 2014.

In New Jersey, Rooney also had assignments in the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Paterson.

Rooney was laicized in 2008 according to a statement by the Salesians. The reasons leading up to his laicization were not made public, but we do not rule out that they related to allegations of sexual abuse received by the Order.

According to media reports, in February 2020, Rooney was named in a new lawsuit filed against the Salesians and Diocese of Paterson. According to media reports, the Plaintiff alleges he was sexually abused by Rooney on 100 occasions during Rooney’s assignment to Don Bosco High School in the 1970s.

Rooney’s last assignment as a Salesian, before his 2002 removal, was to a low-income community in the Birmingham, Alabama area. He served as administrator of a ministry outreach program designed for the youth in local housing projects. Rooney is listed on the Salesian’s 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Rooney is believed to be residing in the Prescott, Arizona area.

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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.