A Message from Bishop Foys

July 2020

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

There are no words to adequately express the sorrow and shame I feel in presenting to you the report of those priests, deacons, consecrated religious and laity who have had substantiated accusations against them of the sexual abuse of minors in the Diocese of Covington. I sincerely hope that this report will bring at least some sense of closure to those whose lives have been forever changed by the egregious behavior of those who were pledged to care for God’s little ones.

At the same time I understand that releasing a report of this kind may cause additional pain and anger in those who have personally experienced sexual abuse as a child. For that, I am deeply sorry.

I can never apologize enough to those who have been harmed by any representative of the Church. I beg your forgiveness in the name of the Church. I give you my assurance that, to the best of my knowledge, there is no priest in public ministry in the Diocese of Covington who has abused a minor.

I ask you to join me in praying for all those who were sexually abused as minors. I ask you also to pray for healing and reconciliation.

Be assured of my prayers. Please, pray for me.

Yours devotedly in the Lord,
Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D.
Bishop of Covington

Statement on Abuse File Review

July 31, 2020

The Diocese of Covington is releasing the names of priests, religious, deacons and lay employees who have served in our Diocese against whom one or more allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been substantiated. (The list is available on the Safe Environment website at covdio.org.)

The list is the product of a comprehensive and independent review of thousands of diocesan records dating back to 1950. Two former FBI agents were given free rein to review all diocesan records, including Chancery files, archival files, priest personnel files, and Safe Environment files. The former FBI agents have a combined 50 years of investigative experience.

In October 2019, Bishop Roger Foys and the Diocesan Review Board initiated the review as a way to continue to assure the people of the Diocese of Covington, as well as our priests and other Diocesan personnel, that the Diocese has, as far as is humanly possible, addressed the scourge of sexual abuse of minors by its priests, religious and lay employees.

Inclusion on this list does not necessarily indicate that an accused priest, religious, deacon or lay employee has been found guilty of a crime or liable for any civil claim. The definition of “substantiated allegation” that guided the file review is as follows:

An allegation of sexual abuse of a minor is deemed substantiated when there is probable cause for believing the claim is true. The following may be considered as evidence of probable cause:

  • admission of guilt by the accused;
  • guilty finding rendered by a court;
  • finding rendered by an investigative process shows cause for believing the allegation is true on an objective basis;
  • the accused, when presented with the allegation and afforded a reasonable opportunity to respond, declined to address the allegation; or
  • the Special Masters appointed by the Court in the class action litigation against the Diocese made a monetary award from the class settlement fund based on a sworn claim form alleging one or more incidents of sexual abuse of a minor by the accused, and any other evidence that was submitted on behalf of the claimant.

The review process that has culminated in this list is part of the Diocese’s ongoing commitment to create a Safe Environment and to ensure that all allegations of child sexual abuse by priests, religious and lay employees over the last 70 years have been properly identified and reported. The review process is the natural outgrowth of two significant developments that have transpired during the last 18 years: significant reforms in the U.S. Catholic Church beginning in 2002 and the Diocese’s involvement in class action litigation from 2003-2009.

U.S. Church Reforms (2002)

In 2002, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops instituted the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (the “Dallas Charter”)[1]. The Dallas Charter set forth reforms for U.S. dioceses to follow in response to the sexual abuse crisis. The reforms fall under four categories:

  1. Promote healing and reconciliation with victims/survivors of sexual abuse of minors.
  2. Ensure an effective response to allegations of sexual abuse of minors.
  3. Ensure accountability of the response to sexual abuse of minors.
  4. Protect the faithful in the future.

The Diocese acted promptly to implement the Dallas Charter and compliance with the Charter remains a priority. Some highlights follow.

To promote healing and reconciliation, Bishop Foys has met individually with over 170 survivors since 2002, and continues to meet with any survivors requesting a meeting.

In addition, the Diocese has established a Victim Assistance Coordinator to assist with the immediate pastoral care of survivors. The Diocese has established a Diocesan Review Board (“DRB”), which is comprised of mostly lay people not in the employ of the Diocese. The DRB advises the Bishop “in his assessment of allegations of sexual abuse of minors and in his determination of a cleric’s suitability for ministry” (Dallas Charter, Art. 2). The DRB meets regularly.

Since 2002, in response to each and every complaint of sexual abuse of a minor received, the Diocese has offered paid professional counseling to the individual making the complaint. These offers of counseling have been made for cases of abuse whenever alleged to have occurred and regardless of whether the complaint has been substantiated.

To ensure an effective response, upon receiving an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor, the Diocese has immediately reported the allegation to appropriate civil authorities (typically the Commonwealth Attorney in the county in which the abuse is alleged to have occurred). Again, such reporting has been undertaken even for allegations of abuse in the distant past and regardless of whether the allegation has been substantiated.

Consistent with the Dallas Charter, when an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor has been received, a preliminary investigation is conducted promptly and objectively. If the complaint involves an active priest, precautionary measures are implemented (e.g., withdrawal of the accused from ministry or restricting residence), pending the outcome of the investigation.

Most importantly, a policy of zero tolerance is in effect. “[F]or even a single act of sexual abuse of a minor — whenever it occurred — which is admitted or established after an appropriate process in accord with canon law, the offending priest or deacon is to be permanently removed from ministry [“faculties removed”] and, if warranted, dismissed from the clerical state [“laicized”].” (Dallas Charter, Art. 5).

To ensure accountability, the Diocese submits to regular audits to ensure compliance with the Dallas Charter. These audits are conducted by an outside team of auditors at the direction of the National Review Board, which was established in 2002 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Every year, the Diocese submits a completed audit questionnaire to the auditors, and an audit team periodically visits the Diocese for an intensive on-site audit. Since 2002, the Diocese has submitted to nine on-site audits. Every audit has demonstrated the Diocese’s continued compliance with the Dallas Charter.

To protect the faithful, the Diocese has implemented mandatory background checks for all priests, deacons, staff and volunteers who work with children. Safe Environment policies, protocols and a code of conduct have been developed and are regularly updated.[2]

The Diocese’s Safe Environment Office — through the VIRTUS program — performs training and background checks of all priests, deacons, seminarians, employees and volunteers working in the Curia, parishes, schools and Catholic organizations. From 2003 to the present, 33,145 persons have completed the VIRTUS program. Additionally, children in Catholic schools and parish schools of religion are trained on how to identify and report inappropriate behavior by adults.

Most recently, the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service has been established to receive reports of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops and to relay those reports to proper Church authorities.[3] A link to the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service is available on the diocesan Safe Environment web page.

The Class Action (2003–2009)

In 2003, a lawsuit brought on behalf of all persons who had been sexually abused as a minor by a priest, religious, deacon or lay employee of the Diocese of Covington was certified by the Boone County Circuit Court as a class action. The class action was administered by the Court and scrutinized in a very public process.

In January 2006, after notice and a public hearing to determine whether a proposed settlement reached on behalf of the Class was “fair, reasonable, and adequate,” the settlement received final approval from the Court. The class settlement was open to anyone who had been sexually abused as a minor by a priest, religious or lay employee of the Diocese or any Diocesan parish or institution. For months following final approval of the settlement, media outlets and newspapers across the country, including the diocesan newspaper (the Messenger), published notice of the class settlement and instructions on what abuse victims needed to do to file a claim for compensation from the class settlement fund.

Over a period of three and a half years, all claims were reviewed by court-appointed Special Masters and awards totaling $81,231,500 were made from the Class Settlement Fund. The Special Masters made awards to claimants when they determined that a claim was supported by sufficient credible evidence to conclude that the abuse more likely than not occurred. Claimants were required to submit a sworn claim form, but not otherwise required to substantiate their claims. Awards were made in cases involving unknown priests and unnamed nuns and in cases where the only supporting evidence was the claimant’s sworn claim form.

On May 21, 2009, the court-appointed Settlement Master, retired federal district judge Thomas Lambros, filed a report with the Kentucky Attorney General (the “Lambros Report”). The Lambros Report consisted of an executive summary of the “credible incidents of sexual abuse” that were deemed established as to each abuser. The Kentucky Court of Appeals had earlier ruled that the Lambros Report need not include “deceased priests or employees of the Diocese.” Thus, the Lambros Report detailed abuse by individuals then living, and it was submitted to the Attorney General “for distribution to the appropriate commonwealth attorneys.”[4]

The Settlement Master filed his final report to the Court on May 27, 2009. The report noted that 400 claims had been processed. One additional claim was received and processed by the Special Masters after the final report was submitted, in accordance with the procedures approved by the Court.

On May 28, 2009, after finding that “the Diocese of Covington and Bishop Foys have fulfilled all of their obligations under their settlement agreement with the Doe Class and this Court’s orders regarding the class settlement and its administration,” the Court entered a final order of dismissal.

Compilation of the List

The file reviewers experienced varying degrees of difficulty in determining whether an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor had been substantiated. Some abusers had multiple victims and claims against them were relatively easy to substantiate. Other allegations were much more difficult to reliably assess, due to the passage of time, conflicting evidence, lack of evidence, absence of other allegations or claims against the accused, or one or more significant limiting factors.

Over the years, the Diocese has received some complaints of sexual abuse of minors that fall into the latter category. The Special Masters in the class action denied 148 claims (of the 400 filed) as not sufficiently credible to support an award or as outside the scope of the class.[5] Some claims the Special Masters considered credible enough to merit a monetary award were not deemed substantiated.

Current Diocesan Procedures

Anyone who has experienced sexual misconduct by a cleric, employee, religious or volunteer of the Diocese of Covington is asked to contact Ms. Margaret Schack, Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at (859) 392-1515. Professional assistance and pastoral support will be provided with confidentiality and respect. The Victim Assistance Coordinator is required to report allegations of sexual abuse of a minor to civil authorities. A victim may report allegations of sexual abuse directly to civil authorities as follows.

Reporting CURRENT abuse of MINORS or VULNERABLE ADULTS to the

Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Protection and Permanency (877) 597-2331

Boone County (859) 371-8832 Harrison County (859) 234-3884
Bracken County (606) 735-2195 Kenton County (859) 292-6340
Campbell County (859) 292-6733 Lewis County (606) 796-2981
Carroll County (502) 732-6681 Mason County (606) 564-6818
Fleming County (606) 845-2381 Owen County (502) 484-3937
Gallatin County (859) 567-7381 Pendleton County (859) 654-3381
Grant County (859) 824-4471 Robertson County (859) 724-5413

Reporting ADULTS who were abused as MINORS to the

Commonwealth Attorney

Boone County (859) 586-1723 Harrison County (859) 235-0387
Bracken County (606) 564-4304 Kenton County (859) 292-6580
Campbell County (859) 292-6490 Lewis County (606) 473-7978
Carroll County (502) 732-6688 Mason County (606) 564-4304
Fleming County (606) 564-4304 Owen County (502) 732-6688
Gallatin County (859) 586-1723 Pendleton County (859) 235-0387
Grant County (859) 732-6688 Robertson County (859) 235-0387

It is preferable that you call the county in which the abuse allegedly occurred.

Additional Resources

Kentucky Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-752-6200
National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453
Indiana Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-800-5556
Kentucky Sex Offender Registry
http://kspsor.state.ky.us/
Ohio Child Abuse Hotline
1-855-642-4453

[1] The Dallas Charter was updated in 2005, 2011 and 2018. A copy may be found at www.usccb.org

[2] The Diocese’s booklet entitled “Creating a Safe Environment, Policies and Procedures for Addressing Sexual Misconduct” may be found at www.covdio.org.

[3] More information can be found at ReportBishopAbuse.org.

[4] Since May 2009, the Diocese has received no claims of present day sexual abuse against a minor by a priest.

[5] The class action process provided that a claimant could appeal the Special Masters’ decision to an Appeal Master and, further, to the Circuit Court.

Individuals with Substantiated Allegations of Abuse of a Minor

Released July 31, 2020

The following are individuals against whom one or more allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been substantiated (1950 — Present)

ARBOGAST, Paul Marion

Date of Birth: March 6, 1930

Date of Ordination: May 28, 1955

Date of Death: October 16, 2013

Positions Held/Status:

  • Studies in Rome (1955)
  • Assistant, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington (July 5, 1955)
  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (July 5, 1957)
  • Diocesan Music Director (July 5, 1958)
  • Chaplain, Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas, KY (March 1, 1968)
  • Headmaster, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Chaplain, Holy Family Home, Melbourne, KY (February 9, 1971)
  • Leave of Absence (June 1, 1973)
  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (June 9, 1977)
  • Chaplain, Madonna Manor Nursing Home, Villa Hills, KY (June 15, 1978)
  • Principal, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Laicization (April 27, 1993)
  • Married (July 8, 1993)
  • Termination from position as lay teacher at Covington Latin School (September, 2003).

BAMBERGER, Frederick Gervais

Date of Birth: March 18, 1908

Date of Ordination: May 26, 1934

Date of Death: December 1, 1971

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Henry, Elsmere, KY (September 15, 1934)
  • Assistant, Holy Family, Ashland, KY (August 22, 1935)
  • Assistant, Annunciation, Paris, KY (October 4, 1935)
  • Assistant, Sacred Heart, Bellevue, KY (April 8, 1936)
  • Faculty, Newport Central Catholic High School, Newport, KY (1936)
  • Assistant, St. Vincent DePaul, Newport, KY (August 9, 1941)
  • Assistant, St. Peter Claver, Lexington, KY (August 11, 1943)
  • Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School (1943)
  • Administrator, St. Peter Claver, Lexington, KY (October 5, 1945)
  • Pastor, St. Cecilia, Independence, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Pastor, St. Mary of the Assumption, Alexandria, KY (June 15, 1966)
  • Pastor, All Saints, Walton, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Faculty, St. Pius X Seminary, Erlanger, KY (June 3, 1969)
  • Chaplain, Holy Family Home, Melbourne, KY (November 17, 1969)
  • Chaplain, Carmel Manor, Ft. Thomas, KY (February 9, 1970)
  • Retirement (August 21, 1971)

BERBERICH, Robert Alan

Date of Birth: October 23, 1958

Date of Ordination: June 1, 1985

Date of Death:

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Pius X, Edgewood, KY (July 1, 1985)
  • Residence, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (July 1, 1987)
  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (July 1, 1987)
  • Ministry to the Deaf Community (July 1, 1987)
  • Residence, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY (August 31, 1987)
  • Left Ministry (January 11, 1991)

BIERMAN, Earl Charles

Date of Birth: September 16, 1931

Date of Ordination: June 1, 1957

Date of Death: June 13, 2005

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Francis de Sales, Newport, KY (June 15, 1957)
  • Assistant, St. Leo, Versailles, KY (August 22, 1959)
  • Chaplain, Taylor Mill Nursing Home, Versailles, KY (August 23, 1959)
  • Faculty, Newport Catholic High School, Newport, KY (February 6, 1960)
  • Assistant, St. Vincent de Paul, Newport, KY (February 6, 1960)
  • Assistant Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima, Albuquerque, NM (May 31, 1961)
  • Sick Leave, Albuquerque, New Mexico (May 1, 1962)
  • Assistant, St. Patrick, Maysville, KY (February 17, 1965)
  • Assistant, St. Agnes, Ft. Wright, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY (June 11, 1969)
  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (1973)
  • Chaplain, Mt. St. Martin Institute, Newport, KY (June 11, 1974)
  • Sick Leave & Studies, St. Francis Seminary, Loretto, PA (December 19, 1975)
  • Sick Leave, House of Affirmation, Whitinsville, Mass (November 1977)
  • Assistant, Mother of God, Covington, KY (June 15, 1978)
  • Assistant/Faculty, St. Patrick, Maysville, KY (June 29, 1979)
  • Assistant, St. Barbara, Erlanger, KY (June 13, 1980)
  • Administrator, St. John, Wilder, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Chaplain, Pelletier Hall, Ft. Thomas, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Sick Leave, St. Luke Institute, Suitland, MD (March 1, 1986)
  • Chaplain, Pelletier Hall, Ft. Thomas, KY (July 1, 1987)
  • Faculties removed (July 9, 1992)
  • Suspension from Ministry (November 25, 1992)
  • Arrested/Terroristic Threatening housed at Campbell County Jail (February 23, 1993)
  • Indicted (Mason County) on 3 Counts for sexually abusing boys at St. Patrick Parish, Maysville, KY (April 13, 1993)
  • Plead Guilty to 29 Counts (21-Sodomy 8-Indecent Practices) from Mason, Kenton, Campbell Counties. (May 4, 1993)
  • Sentenced to three 20-year sentences to run concurrently. (July 2, 1993)

BRADLEY, Joseph L.

Date of Birth: Unknown

Date of Ordination: Transient Priest (Diocese of Salford, Manchester, England)

Date of Death: Unknown

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Bernard, Dayton, KY (January 1, 1964)
  • Left Diocese of Covington (January, 1966)

BROERING, Raymond Leo

Date of Birth: March 8, 1927

Date of Ordination: May 30, 1945

Date of Death: March 12, 2013

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament, Fort Mitchell, KY (June 1, 1953)
  • Assistant, St, Augustine, Covington, KY (July 1, 1953)
  • Faculty, Newport Catholic High School (August 10, 1953)
  • Assistant, St. Aloysius, Covington, KY (June 14, 1958)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School (June 25, 1960)
  • Faculty, St. Henry District High School, Erlanger, KY (June 24, 1961)
  • Assistant, St. Henry Parish, Elsmere, KY (June 24, 1961)
  • Assistant, Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, Lexington, KY (April 4, 1964)
  • Assistant, St. Paul, Lexington, KY (August 17, 1970)
  • Chaplain, St. Elizabeth Hospital (November 16, 1970)
  • Pastor, Sacred Heart, Corbin, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Pastor, St. William, Williamstown, KY (July 1, 1986)
  • Retirement (August 1, 1995)
  • Administrative Leave (November 10, 2004)

BROWNE, Joseph Aloysius

Date of Birth: December 31, 1930

Date of Ordination: June 2, 1956

Date of Death: January 13, 2013

Positions Held/Status:

  • Secretary to the Bishop, Diocese of Covington (June 16, 1956)
  • Assistant, St. Patrick, Maysville, KY (July 20, 1957)
  • Residence, Mt. St. Martin, Newport, KY (September 1, 1961)
  • Residence, The Fenwick Club, Cincinnati, OH (September 1, 1961)
  • Chaplain & Residence, Newport Central Catholic High School (June 20, 1964)
  • Assistant, St. Anthony, Taylor Mill, KY (March 8, 1967)
  • Assistant Director, Catholic Social Service Bureau (June 22, 1963)
  • Left Active Ministry (August 1, 1969)
  • Laicization (November 3, 1973)

CAMPBELL, Stuart B.

Date of Birth: February 28, 1899

Date of Ordination: June 1930 (Religious Orders of Men, Dominican Friars)

Date of Death: September 22, 1986

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St Mary Cathedral, Covington, KY (January 10, 1949)
  • Assistant, St. Augustine, Covington, KY (February 1, 1949)
  • Left Diocese of Covington (July 1953)

CHAPPA, Raymond

Date of Birth: August 3, 1948

Date of Ordination:     June 7, 1975 (Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist, Cincinnati)

Date of Death:

Positions Held/Status

  • Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Hazard, KY (July 1984 – June 23, 1986)
  • Laicization (January 29, 1996) 

NOTE from the St. John the Baptist Province: If you have been subjected to sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of St. John the Baptist Province or if you have information about someone who has been abused by a friar, the Province advises that you first report it to your local law enforcement authorities. Then contact Fr. Michael Chowning, OFM, director of the Province Office for the Protection of Children, at 513-721-4700, ext. 3214, or at childprotection[email protected] Your call and the information you provide will be confidential to the extent civil law allows. The Province is mandated under its zero-tolerance policies and procedures to report allegations and claims to local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies.

CIANGETTI, Paul Peter

Date of Birth: December 18, 1916

Date of Ordination: May 30, 1942

Date of Death: June 19, 1995

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (August 3, 1942)
  • Assistant, St. Vincent de Paul, Newport, KY (August 11, 1943)
  • Assistant, St. Henry, Elsmere. KY (August 24, 1943)
  • Pastor, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hebron, KY (July 1, 1955)
  • Chaplain, Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ, Erlanger, KY (July 2, 1955)
  • Pastor, Mary, Queen of Heaven, Erlanger, KY (March 13, 1956)
  • Retirement & Residence, St. Augustine, Covington, KY (July 1, 1986)
  • Administrator, St. Vincent de Paul, Newport, KY (August 22, 1986)
  • Volunteer, Coordination for TV Studio, The Catholic Center, Erlanger, KY (June 27, 1988) 

DICKMANN, Louis Henry

Date of Birth: July 4, 1932

Date of Ordination: May 30, 1959

Date of Death: Living in Cold Spring, KY

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Holy Cross, Latonia (June 13, 1959)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills (August 14, 1959)
  • Assistant, St. Peter, Lexington, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Assistant, St. Bernard, Dayton, KY (June 15, 1966)
  • Faculty, Our Lady of Providence, Newport, KY (June 15, 1966)
  • Assistant, Immaculate Conception, Newport, KY (November 24, 1967)
  • Assistant, St. Mary, Alexandria, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Assistant Director, Marydale, Erlanger, KY (June 15, 1972)
  • Faculty, St. Pius X Seminary, Erlanger, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Assistant, St. Cecilia, Independence, KY (July 1, 1988)
  • Pastor, St. Francis, Falmouth, KY (July 1, 1988)
  • Pastoral Supervisor, St. William, Williamstown, KY (August 10, 1999)
  • Retirement (July 1, 2002)
  • Suspension (March 24, 2014) 

DONOVAN, Charles Anthony

Date of Birth: March 20, 1910

Date of Ordination: May 26, 1938

Date of Death: October 21, 1990

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Mary Cathedral, Covington, KY (July 2, 1938)
  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (July 2, 1938)
  • Missionary, St. Casimir and Missions, Johnson, Floyd, McGoffin, Morgan and Martin Counties (July 1, 1939)
  • Assistant, St. Patrick, Covington, KY (August 3, 1942)
  • Pastor, All Saints, Walton, KY (1953)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (1953)
  • Faculty, Academy of Our Lady of Divine Providence, Newport, KY(August 14, 1956)
  • Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY (July 2, 1958)
  • Leave of Absence (September 1958)
  • Assistant, St. Therese, Southgate, KY (April 1959)
  • Administrator, Sts. Peter and Paul, Twelve Mile, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Faculty, Bishop Brossart High School, Alexandria, KY (August 14, 1961)
  • Pastor, St. Bernard, Dayton, KY (February 1, 1966)
  • Retirement (February 29, 1980) 

FEDDERS, William Joseph

Date of Birth: July 27, 1942

Date of Ordination: June 1, 1968

Date of Death: Living in Frankfort, KY.

Positions Held/Status:

  • Faculty, St. Thomas High School, Ft. Thomas, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Assistant, St. Thomas, Ft. Thomas, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Faculty, Bishop Brossart High School, Alexandria, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Residence, St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School (June 15, 1974)
  • Residence, St. Pius, Edgewood, KY (June 15, 1974)
  • Residence, Mary, Queen of Heaven, Erlanger, KY (June 21, 1976)
  • Assistant, Christ the King, Lexington, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Pastor, St. Claire Missions, Berea, KY (July 1, 1983)
  • Assistant, Holy Family, Ashland, KY (December 1, 1984)
  • Pastor, St. Patrick, Mt. Sterling, KY (July 1, 1987)
  • Incardinated into Diocese of Lexington (March 2, 1988)
  • Suspension by Diocese of Lexington (September 29, 2004) 

FITZGERALD, Gerald M.

Date of Birth: February 9, 1936

Date of Ordination: June 11, 1960

Date of Death: March 13, 1982

Positions Held/Status:

  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Assistant, St. Patrick, Covington, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Faculty, St. Pius X Seminary, Erlanger, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Chaplain, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, Ft. Mitchell, KY (January 20, 1972)
  • Assistant, Corpus Christi, Newport, KY (July 14, 1975)
  • Leave of Absence (December 1977)
  • Assistant, Cathedral Basilica of The Assumption, Covington, KY (July 13, 1979) 

FORTNER, Douglas Franklin

Date of Birth: May 22, 1946

Date of Ordination: May 16, 1970

Date of Death: January 30, 2015

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Francis de Sales, Newport, KY (June 6, 1970)
  • Faculty, Holy Cross District High School, Latonia, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Assistant, St. Joseph, Crescent Springs, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Resident, Mother of God, Covington, KY (September 6, 1971)
  • Faculty, Newport Central Catholic High School, Newport, KY (May 21, 1973)
  • Assistant, St. Catherine of Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY (May 31, 1975)
  • Assistant, St. Pius X, Edgewood, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Pastor, St. Anthony, Bellevue, KY (July 1, 1983)
  • Pastor, St. Pius X Parish, Edgewood, KY (July 1, 1990)
  • Pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Covington, KY (July 1, 1999)
  • Administrator, Sts. Boniface & James, Ludlow, KY (May 15, 2002)
  • Administrative Leave (November 17, 2006)
  • Charter Suspension (February 12, 2009)
  • Laicization (January 27, 2010) 

FRITSCH, James Edward

Date of Birth: July 25, 1939

Date of Ordination: June 5, 1965

Date of Death:

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. William, Lancaster, KY (June 4, 1965)
  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell (January 3, 1966)
  • Faculty, Owensboro Catholic (July 1966)
  • Suspension (July 5, 1966)
  • Laicization (January 25, 1969) 

GALLENSTEIN, Stephen Francis

Date of Birth: March 8, 1948

Date of Ordination: June 5, 1976

Date of Death: Living in Maysville, KY

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Holy Family, Ashland, KY (1976)
  • Assistant, St. Elizabeth, Ravenna & Mission, Ravenna, KY (October 3, 1980)
  • Assistant, St. Francis of Assisi, Pikeville, KY (July 6, 1984)
  • Pastor, St. Julian, Middlesboro, KY (July 1, 1986)
  • Incardinated into the Diocese of Lexington (March 2, 1988)
  • Suspension by Diocese of Lexington (September 19, 2003) 

GIESKE, Bernard John

Date of Birth: February 29, 1936

Date of Ordination: June 28, 1960

Date of Death:

Positions Held/Status:

  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (July 9, 1960)
  • Assistant, St, Agnes, Ft. Wright, KY (July 9, 1960)
  • Assistant, Corpus Christi, Newport, KY (June 24, 1961)
  • Faculty, Our Lady of Divine Providence, Newport, KY (June 23, 1962)
  • Assistant, St. Bernard, Dayton, KY (June 15, 1966)
  • Assistant, St. William, Lancaster, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Left Ministry (1974)
  • Laicization (January 4, 1975)

GOEKE, John Wiley

Date of Birth: September 18, 1935

Date of Ordination: May 30, 1959

Date of Death: Living in Covington, KY

Positions Held/Status:

  • Staff, St. John Orphanage, Ft. Mitchell, KY (June 1, 1959)
  • Assistant, St. William, Lancaster, KY (August 22, 1959)
  • Staff, Chancery (June 25, 1960)
  • Residence, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Assistant, St. Peter Claver, Lexington, KY (June 24, 1961)
  • Assistant, St. Pius X, Edgewood, KY (June 22, 1963)
  • Assistant, St. Aloysius, Covington, KY (August 22, 1963)
  • Assistant, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY (September 12, 1964)
  • Administrator Pro-Tempore, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY (August 3, 1970)
  • Administrator, St. Francis, Falmouth, KY (July 1978)
  • Pastor, St Henry, Elsmere, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Administrator, St. Catherine of Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY (August 16, 1990)
  • Ministry to Inner City, Diocese of Covington (July 1, 1991)
  • Residence, Corpus Christi, Newport, KY (July 1, l991)
  • Residence, St. Agnes, Ft. Wright, KY (November 8, 1991)
  • Residence, Corpus Christi, Newport, KY (July 1, l992)
  • Suspension (July 8, 1994)
  • Charter Suspension (October 17, 2002) 

GRUBER, Robert Louis

Date of Birth: August 23, 1927

Date of Ordination: May 30, 1953

Date of Death: February 3, 2003

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY (June 13, 1953)
  • Faculty, Covington Latin, Covington, KY (August 20, 1953)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic, Park Hills, KY (September, 1954)
  • Assistant, St. Thomas, Ft. Thomas, KY (December 21, 1954)
  • Faculty, St. Thomas High School, Ft. Thomas, KY (December 21, 1954)
  • Assistant, St. Catherine, Ft. Thomas, KY (April 1, 1963)
  • Faculty, Newport Catholic High School, Newport, KY (April 1, 1963)
  • Assistant, Sacred Heart (June 15, 1965)
  • Faculty, Our Lady of Providence High School, Newport, KY (September 1966)
  • Assistant, St. Francis de Sales, Newport, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell, KY (June 6, 1970)
  • Assistant, St. Bernard, Dayton, KY (June 14, 1970)
  • Assistant, St. Francis de Sales, Newport, KY (September 1, 1973)
  • Assistant, St. Stephen, Newport, KY (May 31, 1975)
  • Chaplain, Carmel Manor, Ft. Thomas, KY (September 15, 1977)
  • Chaplain, Holy Family Home, Melbourne, KY (July 13, 1979)
  • Assistant, St. Therese, Southgate, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Retirement (Fall 1998) 

HARTMAN, Ralph Clarence

Date of Birth: October 4, 1929

Date of Ordination: May 30, 1959

Date of Death: July 9, 2020

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Holy Family, Ashland, KY(June 13, 1959)
  • Residence, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY (July 9, 1960)
  • Chaplain, LaSalette Academy, Covington, KY (June 24, 1961)
  • Assistant, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (April 1, 1965)
  • Editor, Messenger, Covington, KY (April 1, 1965)
  • Chaplain, Congregation of Divine Providence of KY, Melbourne, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Director, Campbell Lodge, Cold Springs, KY (December 1, 1969)
  • Pastor, Mother of God, Covington, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Chaplain, Marydale Retreat Center (July 1, 1991)
  • Pastor, St. Barbara, Erlanger, KY (August 9, 1991)
  • Administrator, Sts. Boniface & James, Ludlow, KY (1994)
  • Assistant, St. Henry, Elsmere, KY (July 1, 1994)
  • Assistant, St. Mary of the Assumption, Alexandria, KY (July 1, 1997)
  • Administrator, St. Henry, Elsmere, KY (July 1, 1999)
  • Sacramental Minister, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (November 13, 2000)
  • Charter Suspension (September 9, 2002) 

HILS, Henry Charles

Date of Birth: February 23, 1923

Date of Ordination: June 5, 1965

Date of Death: January 3, 1982

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Elizabeth Church, Ravenna, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Assistant, St. Patrick, Maysville, KY (May 24, 1967)
  • Faculty, Our Lady of Divine Providence Academy, Newport, KY (June 14, 1967)
  • Assistant, St. Bernard, Dayton, KY (June 14, 1 967)
  • Assistant, St. John the Evangelist, Covington, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY (June 11, 1969)
  • Chaplain, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington, KY (February 9, 1970)
  • Assistant, St. Francis de Sales, Newport, KY (November 20, 1971)
  • Assistant, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY (May 21, 1973)
  • Chaplain, St. Charles Nursing Home (June 22, 1979)
  • Chaplain, Booth Hospital, Covington, KY (June 22, 1979)

HOLTZ, Raymond Charles

Date of Birth: October 3, 1932

Date of Ordination: May 31, 1958

Date of Death: November 27, 2003

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (June 14, 1958)
  • Chaplain & Faculty, Villa Madonna Academy, Villa Hills, KY (August 22, 1964)
  • Faculty & Residence, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY (June 11, 1969)
  • Campus Minister, Northern KY University (June 15, 1974)
  • Rector, St. Pius X Seminary, Erlanger, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Pastor, Mother of God, Covington, KY (July 1, 1991)
  • Pastoral Supervisor, St. Ann Mission, Covington, KY (March 8, 1996)
  • Retirement (July 1, 2001) 

HOLTZ, Louis Joseph

Date of Birth: May 30, 1929

Date of Ordination: May 31, 1958

Date of Death: October 27, 2014

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Agnes, Ft. Wright, KY (June 14, 1958)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (June 14, 1958)
  • Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY (August 14, 1958)
  • Assistant, Christ the King, Lexington, KY (August 14, 1959)
  • Assistant, Good Shepard, Frankfort, KY (June 23, 1962)
  • Faculty, Newport Central Catholic High School, Newport, KY (June 20, 1964)
  • Assistant, St. Anthony, Bellevue, KY (June 20, 1964)
  • Residence, St. Therese, Southgate, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Chaplain, Good Shepard Convent, Ft. Thomas, KY (June 6, 1970)
  • Chaplain, Holy Family Home, Melbourne, KY (September 10, 1974)
  • Pastor, St. Joseph, Camp Springs, KY (July 13, 1979)
  • Pastor, Immaculate Herat of Mary, Hebron, KY (July 1, 1990)
  • Suspension (August 18, 1995)
  • Charter Suspension (September 10, 2002)
  • Laicization (July 21, 2003)

JABLONOWSKI, Anthony Thomas

Date of Birth: April 18, 1937

Date of Ordination: May 16, 1970

Date of Death:

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. William, Lancaster, KY (June 6, 1970)
  • Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY (1971)
  • Residence, Christ the King, Lexington, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Residence, St. Peter Claver, Lexington, KY (October 1, 1971)
  • Left Diocese of Covington (June, 1976)
  • Laicization (2006) 

KAMLAGE, Herman Bernard

Date of Birth: May 28, 1930

Date of Ordination: June 1, 1957

Date of Death: December 1, 2018

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. William, Lancaster, KY (June 15, 1957)
  • Faculty, Villa Madonna College (June 14, 1958)
  • Assistant, St. Augustine, Covington, KY (June 14, 1958)
  • Assistant, St. John the Evangelist, Covington, KY (September 18, 1959)
  • Faculty, Villa Madonna College (1966)
  • Assistant, St. Bernard, Dayton, KY (January 1966)
  • Chaplain, Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial House, Park Hills, KY (June 15, 1966)
  • Administrator, Our lady of Guadalupe, Carlisle, KY (May 31, 1968)
  • Pastor, Our lady of Guadalupe, Carlisle, KY (November 5, 1973)
  • Pastor, St. William, Lancaster, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Residence, St. Henry, Elsmere, KY (December 6, 1983)
  • Assistant, St. Joseph, Crescent Springs, KY (July 6, 1984)
  • Assistant, St. Augustine, Covington, KY (July 1, 1986)
  • Assistant, St. Henry, Elsmere, KY (September 4, 1987)
  • Assistant, St. Mary of the Assumption, Alexandria, KY (July 1, 1989)
  • Chaplain, St. Elizabeth Hospital (July 1, 1993)
  • Chaplain, Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial House, Park Hills, KY (July 1, 1993)
  • Residence, St. Ann Mission, Covington, KY (February 9, 1994)
  • Restricted Ministry (October 9, 1994)
  • Retirement (April 28, 1995)
  • Charter Suspension (September 13, 2002)

KLEIN, Robert Paul

Date of Birth: June 7, 1927

Date of Ordination: May 30, 1953

Date of Death: June 20, 2005

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY (June 13, 1953)
  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (August 20, 1953)
  • Faculty, Newport Central Catholic High School, Newport, KY (September 1954)
  • Chaplain, V.A. Hospital, Fort Thomas, KY (July 2, 1954)
  • Assistant, Corpus Christi, Newport, KY (August 21, 1954)
  • Assistant, Sacred Heart, Bellevue, KY (June 15, 1957)
  • Assistant, St. Therese, Southgate, KY (June 11, 1963)
  • Assistant, Good Shepherd, Frankfort, KY (June 20, 1964)
  • Pastor, St. Joseph, Camp Springs, KY (May 28, 1977)
  • Chaplain, Carmel Manor and St. Luke Hospital, Fort Thomas, KY (July 13, 1979)
  • Retirement (July 1, 1992)
  • Charter Suspension (September 9, 2002)

KLEMAN, James Edward

Date of Birth: October 22, 1927

Date of Ordination: June 5, 1954

Date of Death: March 9, 1974

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Anthony, Forest Hills, KY (June 19, 1954)
  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY (August 22, 1959)
  • Assistant, Scared Heart, Bellevue, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Faculty, Newport Catholic High School, Newport, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Chaplain, Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, KY (April 5, 1961)
  • Residence, St. Leo, Versailles, KY (April 5, 1961)
  • Assistant, St. George, Jenkins, KY (July 17, 1961)
  • Assistant, St. William, Lancaster, KY (August 1961)
  • Assistant, St. Aloysius, Covington, KY (September 1, 1966)
  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY (October 1966)
  • Chaplain, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington, KY (1968)
  • Chaplain, Carmel Manor, Ft. Thomas, KY (February 1973)
  • Assistant, St. Anthony, Bellevue, KY (June 1, 1973)
  • Assistant, Corpus Christi, Newport, KY (October 1973)

LALLY, Daniel Michael

Date of Birth: October 3, 1917

Date of Ordination: May 18, 1948

Date of Death: December 13, 1991

Positions Held/Status:

  • Residence, Cathedral, Covington, KY (June 1, 1948)
  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY (June 14, 1948)
  • Assistant, St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY (September 4, 1948)
  • Chaplain, St. Joseph Children’s Home, Cold Spring, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Residence, Newport Catholic High School, Newport, KY (August 1, 1961)
  • Assistant, Corpus Christi, Newport, KY (June 23, 1962)
  • Assistant, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (August 22, 1964)
  • Administrator, St. Rose of Lima, Mays Lick, KY (April 1, 1965)
  • Pastor, St. Augustine, Augusta, KY (February 22, 1967)
  • Pastor, St. John, Wilder, KY (October 1, 1968)
  • Pastor, St. Anthony, Taylor Mill, KY (September 1, 1979)
  • Retirement (January 1, 1986) 

LESLIE, Larry Bruce

Date of Birth: August 18, 1941

Date of Ordination: May 24, 1980

Date of Death: Living in California

Positions Held/Status:

  • Faculty, Newport Catholic High School, Newport, KY (June 13, 1980)
  • Assistant, St. Stephen, Newport, KY (June 13, 1980)
  • Residence, St. Anthony, Bellevue, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Residence, St. Bernard, Dayton, KY (July 1, 1986)
  • Residence, St. Peter, Lexington, KY (November 1987)
  • Residence, Mary Queen of Heaven, Erlanger, KY (March 9, 1988)
  • Chaplain, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, Japan (July 1, 1997)
  • Chaplain, U.S. Marine Corps, Bridgeport, CA (January 10, 1996)
  • Chaplain, U.S. Navy Corps, Charleston, SC (October 1, 1998)
  • Diocese Rescinds Permission to serve in Navy (September 30, 2002)
  • Charter Suspension (October 3, 2002)

LLOYD, Thomas Victor

Date of Birth: December 4, 1953

Date of Ordination: May 23, 1981

Date of Death: Living in Cincinnati, OH

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Pius X, Edgewood, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Residence, Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY (July 1, 1984)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (July 1, 1984)
  • Residence, St. Augustine, Covington, KY (July 1, 1989)
  • Chaplain, Marydale Retreat Center, Erlanger, KY (August 1, 1990)
  • Faculty, St. Henry District High School, Erlanger, KY (July 1, 1991)
  • Chaplain, St. Wallburg Monastery, Villa Hills, KY (July 1, 1991)
  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY (January 21, 1992)
  • Suspension (1993) 

MACPHERSON, David Mark

Date of Birth: April 2, 1939

Date of Ordination: May 27, 1967

Date of Death:

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St Patrick, Maysville, KY (June 14, 1967)
  • Faculty, St. Patrick High School, Maysville, KY (June 14, 1967)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (June 6, 1970)
  • Residence, Mother of God Parish, Covington, KY (June 6, 1970)
  • Leave of Absence, Diocese of Covington (June 8, 1971)
  • Chaplain & Residence, Madonna Manor, Villa Hills, KY (August 10, 1972)
  • Director of Communication & Public Affairs, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY (May 1975)
  • Left Active Ministry (May 15, 1978)
  • Laicization (January 20, 1984)

MCCLANAHAN, Raymond Anthony

Date of Birth: October 30, 1920

Date of Ordination: October 6, 1945

Date of Death: December 1, 1978

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (October 22, 1947)
  • Administrator, Our Savior, Covington, KY (July 3, 1956)
  • Administrator, St. John the Baptist Parish, Wilder, KY (July 3, 1956)
  • Pastor, St. Patrick, Covington, KY (June 23, 1957)
  • Pastor, St. Aloysius, Covington, KY (September 1, 1966)
  • Administrator, St. Patrick, Covington, KY (September 1, 1966) 

MERTES, William Henry

Date of Birth: April 13, 1921

Date of Ordination: December 20, 1959

Date of Death: April 22, 2003

Positions Held/Status:

  • Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY (July 23, 1960)
  • Assistant, Christ the King, Lexington, KY (July 23, 1960)
  • Assistant, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Faculty, Holy Cross High School, Latonia, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Assistant, Mother of God, Covington, KY (June 11, 1969)
  • Pastor, Mother of God, Covington, KY (October 29, 1973)
  • Director, Catholic Social Services Bureau, Covington, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Chaplain & Residence, St. Anne Convent, Melbourne, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Retirement (July 1, 1986) 

MIDDENDORF, Norbert Henry

Date of Birth: November 23, 1920

Date of Ordination: February 24, 1945

Date of Death: May 7, 1970

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY (March 15, 1945)
  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (October 21, 1945)
  • Assistant, Mother of God, Covington, KY (October 21, 1945)
  • Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Wilder, KY (June 1, 1956)
  • Faculty, Our Lady of Divine Providence Academy, Newport, KY (August 22, 1956)
  • Director, Catholic Social Services Bureau, Covington, KY (June 23, 1963)
  • Pastor, Corpus Christi, Newport, KY (July 8, 1964) 

MILLER, Gary Albert

Date of Birth: February 4, 1946

Date of Ordination: May 16, 1970

Date of Death: July 28, 2016

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY (June 6, 1970)
  • Assistant Chancellor, Chancery (June 8, 1970)
  • Faculty, St. Pius X Seminary, Erlanger, KY (April 17, 1972)
  • Chaplain, Our Lady of Providence Academy, Newport, KY (January 15, 1973)
  • Faculty, St. Henry, Elsmere, KY (June 29, 1979)
  • Assistant, St. Henry, Elsmere, KY ( June 29, 1979)
  • Assistant, St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY (July 1, 1983)
  • Residence, St. Anthony Parish, Taylor Mill, KY (July 1, 1986)
  • Chaplain, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, KY (July 1, 1986)
  • Residence, Regina Cleri, Fort Thomas, KY (July 1, 1996)
  • Chaplain, Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas, KY (July 1, 1996)
  • Chaplain & Residence, Congregation of the Passion Of Jesus Christ, Erlanger, KY (July 1, 2000)
  • Charter Suspension (September 10, 2002) 

MODICA, Balthasar John

Date of Birth: September 19, 1921

Date of Ordination: September 22, 1945

Date of Death: October 30, 2015

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (September 30,1946)
  • Faculty, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (September 30, 1946)
  • Diocese of Fargo (lend-lease Program, I year) (1946-47)
  • Assistant St. Anthony, Bellevue, KY (August 30, 1947)
  • Administrator, St. Anthony, Bellevue, KY (August 8, 1956)
  • Pastor, Sacred Heart, Corbin, KY & St. Boniface Mission, Jellico, KY (June 23, 1957)
  • Pastor, St. Patrick, Maysville, KY (June,3 1969)
  • Assistant, Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, Lexington, KY (September 7, 1974)
  • Assistant, St. Mary of the Assumption, Alexandria, KY (February 29, 1980)
  • Chaplain, Holy Family Home, Melbourne, KY (July 1, 1985)
  • Retirement (July 1, 2000)
  • Charter Suspension (September 13, 2002)

MOSCOWITZ, Reuben Thomas

Date of Birth: April 15, 1912

Date of Ordination: April 11, 1948

Date of Death: May 25, 1974

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Augustine, Covington, KY (April 17, 1948)
  • Assistant, St. Boniface, Ludlow, KY (October 31, 1949)
  • Assistant, Corpus Christi, Newport, KY (June 13, 1950)
  • Released for Ministry in the Archdiocese of Washington (1952)
  • Residence, Monastery of the Servants of the Holy Paraclete, NM (1953)
  • Left Diocese of Covington (June 1956) 

MUENCH, Joseph Nicholas

Date of Birth: March 30, 1955

Date of Ordination: May 23, 1981

Date of Death: Living in Independence, KY

Positions Held/Status:

  • Faculty, Holy Cross High School, Latonia, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Assistant, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Assistant, Good Shepherd, Frankfort, KY (July 1, 1984)
  • Pastor, St. Martha, Prestonsburg, KY (July 1, 1986)
  • Incardinated into the Diocese of Lexington (March 2, 1988)
  • Suspension by Diocese of Lexington (July 10, 2009)

NEUROTH, William Charles

Date of Birth: August 22, 1939

Date of Ordination: June 5, 1965

Date of Death: May 4, 2018

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Holy Family, Ashland, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Faculty, Newport Central Catholic High School, Newport, KY (July 21, 1965)
  • Assistant, Sacred Heart, Bellevue, KY (July 21, 1965)
  • Assistant, Corpus Christi, Newport KY (August 17, 1966)
  • Assistant, Immaculate Conception, Newport, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Faculty & Residence, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY (August 1, 1969)
  • Left Active Ministry, Diocese of Covington (1970)
  • Laicization (December 18, 1970)
  • Ordained Anglican Catholic priest (1980) 

NIEMAN, Raymond Lawrence

Date of Birth: July 17, 1921

Date of Ordination: June 5, 1954

Date of Death: January 7, 2002

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (June 19, 1954)
  • Assistant, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY (August 21, 1954)
  • Director, Campbell Lodge, Cold Spring, KY (October 14, 1958)
  • Pastor, St. Catherine Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY (December 1, 1969)
  • Pastor, St. William, Williamstown, KY (November 1, 1980)
  • Administrator, Holy Family, Ashland, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Retirement (July 1, 1986) 

NIENABER, Leonard Bernard Francis

Date of Birth: February 17, 1907

Date of Ordination: May 27, 1934

Date of Death: November 19, 2006

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Paul, Lexington, KY (June 1934)
  • Chaplain, Veterans Hospital, Lexington, KY (April 10, 1946)
  • Assistant, St. Paul, Lexington, KY (February 4, 1947)
  • Chaplain, St. Margaret Cortona Home, Lexington, KY (February 6, 1952)
  • Pastor, Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, Lexington, KY (October 7, 1960)
  • Retirement & Chaplain, Cardome Visitation Convent, Georgetown, KY (September 1, 1979)
  • Pled guilty to two counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse (1994)
  • Confinement, Servants of the Paraclete, Dittmer, MO (October 4, 1994) 

OSTERHAGE, John Albert

Date of Birth: July 26, 1932

Date of Ordination: May 31, 1958

Date of Death: April 27, 1973

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Peter Claver, Lexington, KY (June 14, 1958)
  • Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY (June 14, 1958)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Assistant, St. Agnes, Ft. Wright, KY (June 15, 1960)
  • Assistant, St. Aloysius, Covington, KY (June 24, 1961)
  • Assistant, Holy Family, Ashland, KY (February 6, 1962)
  • Assistant, St. Thomas, Ft. Thomas, KY (April 1, 1963)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Assistant, St. Pius X, Edgewood, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Chaplain, St. Charles Nursing Home, Covington, KY (February 5, 1969)
  • Assistant Corpus Christi, Newport, KY (June 30, 1970)

OTT, Michael David

Date of Birth: November 18, 1950

Date of Ordination: May 14, 1977

Date of Death:

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Elizabeth & Mission, Ravenna, KY (May 28, 1977)
  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Assistant, St. Mary of the Assumption, Alexandria, KY (July 1, 1985)
  • Assistant, St. Paul, Florence, KY (August 1, 1987)
  • Left Active Ministry (June 1, 1988) 

PILGER, Joseph J.

Date of Birth: April 30, 1925

Date of Ordination: May 28, 1955

Date of Death: December 5, 2003

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Mark, Richmond, KY (June 11, 1955)
  • Assistant, St. William, Lancaster, KY (June 1, 1956)
  • Assistant, St. Vincent de Paul, Newport, KY (June 21, 1957)
  • Assistant, St. Leo, Versailles, KY (February 6, 1960)
  • Assistant, St. Paul, Lexington, KY (July 23, 1960)
  • Assistant, St. Patrick, Maysville, KY (August 1, 1978)
  • Chaplain, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, KY (June 29, 1979)
  • Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Incardinated into the Diocese of Lexington (March 2, 1988)
  • Retirement (July 8, 1990)

POOLE, William George

Date of Birth: September 12, 1935

Date of Ordination: June 1, 1963

Date of Death: December 28, 2018

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Agnes, Ft. Wright, KY (June 22, 1963)
  • Assistant, St Bernard, Dayton, KY (August 22, 1963)
  • Assistant, St. William, Lancaster, KY (June 22 1964)
  • Administrator, St. Michael Mission, Paintsville, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Chaplain, Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Administrator, St. Julian, Martin, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Pastor, St. Peter Claver, Lexington, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Incardinated into Diocese of Lexington (1988) 

RETTGER, OSB, Emmeran

Date of Birth: 1912

Date of Ordination: 1939, Benedictine Order

Date of Death:

Positions Held/Status:

  • Pastor, St. Benedict, Covington, KY (July 14, 1966)
  • Left Diocese of Covington (August 21, 1967)

 

SCHAFFER, Carl Casper

Date of Birth: August 5, 1926

Date of Ordination: May 30, 1953

Date of Death: July 3, 1993

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Mary of the Assumption, Alexandria, KY (June 13, 1953)
  • Assistant, St. Peter Claver, Lexington, KY (March 29, 1957)
  • Assistant, Christ the King, Lexington, KY (June 14, 1958)
  • Assistant, St. Agnes, Ft. Wright, KY (August 14, 1959)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (August 14, 1959)
  • Assistant, St. Joseph, Crescent Springs, KY (June 24, 1961)
  • Assistant, St. Boniface, Ludlow, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Assistant, Immaculate Conception, Newport, KY (June 15, 1966)
  • Assistant, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Pastor, St. Rose of Lima, May’s Lick, KY (December 18, 1968)
  • Pastor, Good Shepherd, Frankfort, KY (June 1, 1973)
  • Assistant, St. John the Evangelist, Carrollton, KY (November 1, 1979)
  • Pastor, St Bernard, Dayton, KY (February 29, 1980)
  • Pastor, St. Luke, Nicholasville, KY (July 1, 1983)

SCHUMACHER, George Joseph

Date of Birth: July 5, 1941

Date of Ordination: June 5, 1965

Date of Death: Living in Covington

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Christ the King, Lexington, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School. Lexington, KY (June 15, 1965)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Residence, St. Paul, Florence, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Residence, St. Joseph, Crescent Springs, KY (September 5, 1980)
  • Director, Campbell Lodge, Cold Spring, KY (July 1, 1981)
  • Mass Supply, St. Catherine of Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY (July 2, 1992)
  • Suspension (December 9, 1994)
  • Pastor, St. Joseph, Warsaw, KY (July 1, 1995)
  • Charter Suspension (September 13, 2002)

SCHUTZMAN, John Stanley

Date of Birth: July 10, 1925

Date of Ordination: May 31, 1952

Date of Death: November 26, 1996

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Cathedral, Covington, KY (June 14, 1952)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (June 25, 1952)
  • Assistant, Sacred Heart, Bellevue, KY (September 30, 1953)
  • Assistant, St. Therese, Southgate, KY (June 1, 1956)
  • Residence, Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA (January, 1959)
  • Residence, Diocese of Buffalo, NY (September 11, 1959)
  • Chaplain, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Covington, KY (August 31, 1974)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (August 31, 1974)
  • Assistant, St. Peter, Lexington, KY (February 20, 1975)
    Assistant, St. Paul, Lexington, KY (April 21, 1975)
  • Chaplain, Lexington area hospitals (May 21, 1977)
  • Chaplain, Holy Family Home, Melbourne, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Pastor, St. Rose of Lima, May’s Lick, KY (July 1, 1983)
  • Chaplain, Lakeside Park, Cold Spring, KY (August 19, 1988)
  • Retirement (1990)

STEIDLE, Mark Alan

Date of Birth: April 15, 1962

Date of Ordination: May 29, 1993

Date of Death: August 31, 2009

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY (July 1, 1993)
  • Faculty, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (July 1, 1993)
  • Chaplain & Residence, Marydale Retreat House, Erlanger, KY (July 1, 1995)
  • Sacramental Minister, St. Ann Mission, Covingto, KY (April 25, 1996)
  • Administrator, St. Ann Mission, Covington, KY (August 1, 1996)
  • Chaplain, Covington Latin School, Covington, KY (August 1, 1996)
  • Residence, St. Henry, Elsmere, KY (July 1, 1998)
  • Assistant, Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY (March 3, 2003)
  • Residence, St. Henry, Elsmere, KY (July 1, 1999)
  • Residence, Recon, St. Louis, MO (July 1, 2000)
  • Suspension (April 20, 2004)

TRIMBUR, Leo Francis

Date of Birth: May 16, 1926

Date of Ordination: June 5, 1954

Date of Death: February 23, 2004

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY (June 19, 1954)
  • Faculty, Newport Central Catholic High School, Newport, KY (September 1, 1954)
  • Assistant, St. Agnes, Ft. Wright, KY (June 24, 1961)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (June 24, 1961)
  • Chaplain, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, KY (June 20, 1964)
  • Jail Ministry & Chaplain, Federal Corrections Institution, Ashland, KY (June 20, 1964)
  • Pastor, St. John, Georgetown, KY (July 6, 1984)
  • Incardinated into Diocese of Lexington (1988) 

WALSH, Patrick J.

Date of Birth: Unknown

Date of Ordination: Unknown (Priest of the Order of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Ireland.)

Date of Death: Unknown

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Christ the King, Lexington, KY (1971)

WENDELN, Robert Anthony

Date of Birth: May 22, 1921

Date of Ordination: September 19, 1947

Date of Death: January 1, 1987

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, Holy family, Ashland, KY (September 30, 1947)
  • Assistant, St. Paul, Lexington, KY (September 24, 1948)
  • Assistant, Scared Heart, Bellevue, KY (June 18, 1949)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (June 18, 1949)
  • Assistant, St. Bernard, Dayton, KY (July 1, 1957)
  • Assistant, St. Boniface, Ludlow, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Assistant, St. Patrick, Maysville, KY (July 19, 1961)
  • Faculty, St. Patrick High School, Maysville, KY (July 19, 1961)
  • Pastor, St. Charles Borromeo, Flemingsburg, KY (May 24, 1967)
  • Left Diocese of Covington (May 31, 1968) 

WETHINGTON, Paul Volk

Date of Birth: November 13, 1922

Date of Ordination: May 24, 1947

Date of Death: May 6, 1998

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Therese, Southgate, KY (June 7, 1947)
  • Faculty, Newport Catholic High School (June 7, 1947)
  • Business Manager, Villa Madonna College, Covington, KY (August 21, 1954)
  • Residence, St Aloysius Rectory, Covington, KY (August 21, 1954)
  • Chaplain, St. John Children’s Home, Ft. Mitchell, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Assistant, Good Shepherd, Frankfort, KY (January 22, 1962)
  • Chaplain, Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, KY (June 23, 1962)
  • Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY (June 23, 1962)
  • Chaplain, St. Margaret of Cortona Home, Lexington, KY (February 17, 1964)
  • Pastor, St. Joseph, Winchester, KY (December 18, 1971)
  • Chaplain, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington, KY (December 1, 1972)
  • Pastor, St. Rose of Lima, May’s Lick, KY (June 1, 1973)
  • Pastor, St. Peter Claver, Lexington, KY (September 1, 1979)
  • Incardinated into Diocese of Lexington (March 2, 1988) 

WITT, George Robert  

Date of Birth: August 3, 1926

Date of Ordination: June 3, 1950

Date of Death: May 25, 2004

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Michael Mission, Paintsville, KY (June 19, 1950)
  • Assistant, St. Patrick, Covington, KY (June 24, 1950)
  • Assistant, St. Anthony, Bellevue, KY (June 24, 1950)
  • Assistant, St. Aloysius, Covington, KY (August 31, 1950)
  • Faculty, Newport Central Catholic High School, Newport, KY (August 31, 1951)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (July 28, 1952)
  • Assistant, Holy Cross, Latonia, KY (January 22, 1954)
  • Faculty, Holy Cross High School, Latonia, KY (January 22, 1954)
  • Assistant, Christ the King, Lexington, KY (September 1, 1955)
  • Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY (September 1, 1955)
  • Assistant, St. Anthony, Forest Hills, KY (July 9, 1960)
  • Naval Chaplain, U.S. Navy (June 1, 1961)
  • Retirement & Residence, Palm Beach, FL (July 1, 1988)

WOLFZORN, Paul Aloysius

Date of Birth: July 30, 1932

Date of Ordination: May 31, 1958

Date of Death: August 31, 1988

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Mary of the Assumption, Alexandria, KY (June 14, 1958)
  • Assistant, Immaculate Conception, Newport, KY (June 14, 1961)
  • Assistant, St. Therese, Southgate, KY (January 22, 1962)
  • Assistant, Holy Family, Ashland, KY (August 17, 1966)
  • Faculty, Holy Family, Ashland, KY (June 14, 1968)
  • Faculty, Newport Central Catholic High School, Newport, KY (June 15, 1972)
  • Residence, St. Stephen, Newport, KY (June 15, 1972)
  • Residence, St. Anthony, Bellevue, KY (May 21, 1973)
  • Chaplain, Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas, KY (June 12, 1973)
  • Faculty, Covington Catholic High School, Park Hills, KY (June 21, 1976)
  • Chaplain, Notre Dame Academy, Park Hills, KY (September 15, 1977)
  • Chaplain, Covington Catholic High School (September 15, 1977)
  • Assistant, St. John the Evangelist, Covington, KY (September 15, 1977)
  • Chaplain, Madonna Manor, Villa Hills, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Faculty, Villa Madonna High School, Villa Hills, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Pastor, St. Matthew, Kenton, KY (July 1, 1982)
  • Assistant, St. Augustine, Covington, KY (November 4, 1987)
  • Assistant, St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY (September 4, 1987)

WOLKE, Irwin Charles

Date of Birth: October 6, 1935

Date of Ordination: June 11, 1960

Date of Death: December 14, 1978

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Peter Claver, Lexington, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY (June 25, 1960)
  • Assistant, Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, Lexington, KY (September 1, 1962)
  • Assistant, St. Thomas, Ft. Thomas, KY (July 21, 1965)
  • Faculty, St. Thomas High School, Ft. Thomas, KY (July 21, 1965)
  • Residence, St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY (June 11, 1969)
  • Faculty, Bishop Brossart High School, Alexandria, KY (June 11, 1969)
  • Faculty, Newport Catholic High School, Newport, KY (June 6, 1970)
  • Residence, St. Anthony, Bellevue, KY (June 6, 1970)
  • Faculty, St. Patrick High School, Maysville, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Assistant, St. Patrick, Maysville, KY (June 14, 1971)
  • Assistant, St. Aloysius, Covington, KY (February 15, 1975) 

ZAUMEYER, David Harry

Date of Birth: January 20, 1924

Date of Ordination: June 4, 1949

Date of Death: May 1, 1983

Positions Held/Status:

  • Assistant, St. Thomas, Ft. Thomas, KY (June 18, 1949)
  • Faculty, St. Thomas High School, Ft. Thomas, KY (June 18, 1949)
  • Pastor, St. Patrick, Mt. Sterling, KY (April 10, 1961)
  • Pastor, Good Shepherd, Frankfort, KY (July 15, 1969)
  • Left Active Ministry (June 1, 1973)

BRYAN, Thomas (Christian Brother)

  • Newport Catholic High School (1964-65)
  • Date of Death: April 16, 2020

HARTMAN, Bernie (Marianist)

  • Covington Catholic High School (1963-65) 

HILDEBRAND, Bill (Marianist)

  • Covington Catholic High School (1950-51)
  • Date of Death: October 16, 1979 

RUSSELL, Frank (Marianist)

  • Holy Cross High School (1983-86)
  • Date of Death: June 19, 1991 

STRATHERN, Richard (Marianist)

  • Covington Catholic High School (1966-72)
  • Withdrew from Order: April 16, 1973

WILHELM, Joseph (Christian Brother)

  • Newport Catholic High School (1963-77)
  • Date of Death: September 6, 2011

Sister Julia, RGS

  • Good Shepherd Home (1950-51)

Sister Mary Eugene, OSB

  • Villa Madonna Academy (1955-58)
  • Dispensed from vows (June 3, 1966)
  • Date of Death: April 15, 2005

Sister Mary Justa Birochik, SND

  • Joseph Orphanage (1950-52)
  • Death of Death: May 23, 2001

Sister Michael, RGS

  • Good Shepherd Home (1950-51)

Sister Reparata, CDP

  • Bernard Elementary School (1958-66))
  • Date of Death: March 16, 1987

AUSTIN, Vincent

  • Lexington Catholic (1982-86)

BARRY, Martin

  • Campbell Lodge Dorm Counselor (1984)

BRAUN, James

  • Joseph Elementary School (Cold Spring) (1991) 
  • Date of Death: October 19, 2017

BRICKING, Charles

  • Mary, Queen of Heaven (1980-82) 

CONNERMAN, Pop

  • Benedict Elementary School (1972-73)

ESCHENBACH, Patricia

  • John’s Orphanage (1959-60)

FRAZIER, Richard

  • Camp Marydale (1975)
  • Campbell Lodge Boys Home (1982-83)
  • Ordained a Priest (May 25, 1996); Administrative Leave (January 7, 2006); Laicization (October 11, 2010)
  • Date of Death: September 16, 2020

GRAHAM, Shirley

  • Pius X Elementary School (1969-70)

GROTE, Leo J.

  • Choir Director at Cathedral and St. Agnes. Abuse occurred 1945-54

HANSMAN, Thomas

  • Holy Cross High School (2013) 

JONES, Eileen

  • Secretary at Immaculate Conception (1958-59)

MEYER, David

  • Third District Elementary School, Covington, Kentucky (1977-79)
  • Ordained a Deacon (February 6, 1999); Administrative Leave (February 23, 2007)

MINTON, Raymond

  • Pius X Elementary School (1979-80)

MONTGOMERY, Robert

  • Campbell Lodge Boys Home (1973)

MORTON, Mike

  • Stephen School (late 60’s) and Blessed Sacrament (1966)

NORTON, Bryan

  • Holy Cross High School (1995-96)

RICE, Jack

  • JobCorps Employee at Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home (1969)

RICHTER, James D.

  • Covington Latin School (1981-92)

SAUER, Albert

  • Bishop Howard School (1964-68) 

SCHARGE, Edward

  • Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary (1980-81)