NEW YORK (AP/WHAM) -- The governing body for the Jesuit order in the northeastern United States has released a list of 50 priests under its jurisdiction who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with minors.
All but 15 of the Roman Catholic priests on the list released Tuesday by the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus are dead, and all of the alleged abuse all took place before 1997.
Two former priests are incarcerated, one for possession of child pornography and one for abuse charges.
The province covers New England, New York and northern New Jersey.
The Jesuit provinces in the other four regions of the United States have previously released their lists of priests who have credibly been accused of abusing minors.
Seven Jesuits on the list released Tuesday had served at McQuaid Jesuit in Brighton.
“Today is a very difficult day for the victims of sexual abuse and their families,” McQuaid Jesuit president, Father Robert Reiser, S.J., said in a statement released Tuesday. “We pray that some healing will come from sharing the names.”
The priests served at McQuaid during various years between the 1950s and 1970s.
The seven priests with ties to McQuaid Jesuit are:
“McQuaid has a zero-tolerance policy regarding incidents of inappropriate conduct with minors or vulnerable adults,” Reiser’s statement read. “If any abuse claim should ever be made by a student or non-student, we immediately report the incident to law enforcement and the Jesuits’ Northeast Province. Additionally, all McQuaid employees are mandated reporters, and are legally required to report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the relevant authorities.”
The full list from the Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus can be read here.