Tag: Raphael Wilson

Fr. Joseph B. Wilson – Diocese of Scranton

Father Joseph B. Wilson – Diocese of Scranton

a/k/a Brother Raphael Wilson

Fr. Joseph Raphael Wilson

Ordained: 1994

Removed from ministry: 2002

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Ignatius (Kingston, PA)
  • Ascension (Williamsport, PA)
  • Marian Convent (Scranton, PA)
  • St. Paul (Scranton, PA)
  • St. Nicholas (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • Divine Providence Hospital (Williamsport, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Wilson:

Wilson was ordained in 1994 at the age of 69 years old.  He had previously been a professed member/brother of the Order of the Holy Cross Province.  During that period, he was known as “Brother Raphael.” He spent more than a decade working at the University of Portland, first as a professor, and, eventually, the President of the University.

In July 2002, the Diocese of Scranton received information that Wilson was accused of sexually abusing two boys during his tenure as a Holy Cross Brother.  Wilson admitted to abusing one of the boys and was sent for an evaluation and treatment. The grand jury report suggests that these allegations were made and admitted before Wilson’s ordination as a priest of the Diocese of Scranton.

Wilson is now 93 years old and last known to be residing in South Bend, Indiana, which is also home to the Holy Cross Brothers.

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