Protecting Children

The Paulist Fathers are committed to protecting children and aiding in the healing process for the victims and survivors of sexual abuse.

We are deeply sorry for the pain suffered due to the actions of some members of the clergy.

Please visit this link to read the complete list of Paulist Fathers who have abused minors or have been credibly accused of abusing minors.

Any person who has any concerns or information about a Paulist Father in this regard is asked to contact Paulist Fr. John Behnke, our vice president and safety officer, at (212) 757-8072 or

Those with concerns also should contact law enforcement agencies, as well as safe environment officers or victims assistance coordinators in their local diocese or archdiocese.

We pray for all victims and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy, especially minors, that they may receive healing, justice, and peace.


Notifications of Abuse of Minors

Nov. 1, 2018: Paulist Fr. Robert Michele

Nov. 1, 2018: Paulist Fr. Thomas Dove

Dec. 6, 2018: Paulist Fr. Francis Sweeney

March 8, 2019: Paulist Fr. Ronald Burt

March 8, 2019: Stephan Johnson, former Paulist Father

March 8, 2019: List of Paulist Fathers Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct