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Arkansas Clergy Disclosure List

Clergy for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, substantiated or determined or considered to be credible. Learn more about this list or go directly to the list. (Lea en español.)

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Bishop's Statement

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released the following statement, Sept. 10, 2018, disclosing the names of clergy who at some time served in Arkansas and who have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

"To the people of the Diocese of Little Rock:

"In the wake of the recent scandals in the Church, I have decided to provide an accounting of cases here in Arkansas and how these allegations have been handled locally — because it is simply the right thing to do. This list is being published in the interest of transparency and to bring the truth into the light. It is my hope that these disclosures might bring healing to the victims and their families and encourage as-yet unknown victims to come forward. In my own name and in the name of the Church, I would like to apologize to all victims for the abuse you have suffered and for the way that Church leadership has sometimes failed you in the past. I am committed to doing everything in my power to ensure that this never happens again. ..."

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About This Clergy List

Frequently Asked Questions

This list is being published as part of the Diocese of Little Rock’s ongoing commitment to transparency and to encourage persons sexually abused by clergy or by anyone working on behalf of the Church to come forward. The individuals named in this list have served in Arkansas at some point in time, but that does not mean that they abused minors during their service here in Arkansas. In addition, although this list includes their assignments, that does not mean that there are allegations of abuse at each place.

Despite our best efforts to ensure that this information is accurate and complete, we know that this list may include errors or be incomplete. It was compiled through a preliminary internal review of personnel files of clergy whom we already knew or whom we suspected had been credibly accused of child sexual abuse. The diocese has also hired an independent outside consultant to review all clergy personnel files and other relevant files, and it will continue its own internal review of files. This list will then be updated at the conclusion of that process.

If you or someone you know has been sexually abused by clergy or by anyone working on behalf of the Church, please first contact the civil authorities by calling the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline (800-482-5964). Then please call or email our diocesan contacts: Dc. Matthew Glover, Chancellor for Canonical Affairs (501-664-0340, ext. 361; mglover@dolr.org) or Dr. George Simon or Dr. Sherry Simon, Victims Assistance Coordinators (501-664-0340, ext. 425).


DIOCESAN PRIESTS


Donald Althoff

Year of Ordination: 1982

Status: Resigned and removed from active ministry (1995)

Victim Information: 1 known victim

Assignments Held:

St. John, Hot Springs (1982-1984)

St. Michael, West Memphis; Sacred Heart, Crawfordsville (1984-1988)

St. Mary of the Lake, Horseshoe Lake (1985-1988)

Christ the King, Little Rock (in residence 1989-1990)

Little Rock Scripture Study Office

St. Francis, Little Italy (1989-1990)

St. Theresa, Little Rock (1990-1992)

Leave of Absence (1992-1995)


Joseph Correnti

Year of Ordination: 1972

Status: Deceased (2002)

Victim Information: 2 known victims

Assignments Held:

Immaculate Conception, Fort Smith (1972-1974)

Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Little Rock (1974-1978)

St. Agnes, Mena; St. Jude, Waldron; All Saints, Mount Ida (1978-1981)

Diocesan Vocations Director and Director of Youth Ministries (1981-1987)

St. John Catholic Center, Little Rock (in residence 1981-1982)

St. Anne, North Little Rock (1982)

St. Boniface, New Dixie; and the missions St. Francis, Little Italy and Petit Jean (1982-1983)

St. Patrick, North Little Rock (1983-1985)

St. John, Russellville; St. Augustine, Dardanelle (1985-1986)

St. Anne, North Little Rock (1986-1987)

Holy Trinity Seminary, Irving, Texas (1987-1989)

St. Paul, Pocahontas (1989-1991)

Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Little Rock (1991-1994)

Leave of Absence (1994-1995)

St. Raphael, Springdale (1996-2001)

St. Joseph, Tontitown (1995-death)


Robert Dagwell

Year of Ordination: 1954

Status: Deceased (1997); removed from active ministry in 1986

Victim Information: Specific number of victims unknown

Assignments Held:

Immaculate Conception, Blytheville (1954-1955)

Blessed Sacrament, Jonesboro (1955-1958)

St. Boniface, Dixie; and the missions of St. Francis, Little Italy and St. Ann, Bigelow (1958-1964)

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Walnut Ridge (1964-1971)

St. Mary, McGehee; St. Mary, Dermott (1971-1979)

St. Mary, Helena (1979-1984)

St. Elizabeth, Eureka Springs; St. Anne, Berryville (1984-1986)


John McDaniel

Year of Ordination: 1955

Status: Deceased (1974)

Victim Information: 3 known victims

Assignments Held:

St. John, Hot Springs (1955-1957)

Christ the King, Fort Smith (1957-1960)

Holy Redeemer, El Dorado (1960-1963)

Immaculate Conception, Blytheville (1963-1966)

St. John the Baptist, Malvern (1966-1970)

Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Little Rock (1970-death)


Edward Mooney

Year of Ordination: 1949

Status: Deceased (2009); left active ministry in 1971; laicized in 1974

Victim Information: 2 known victims

Assignments Held:

St. Michael, West Memphis (1949-1951)

Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Little Rock (1951-1955)

Immaculate Conception, Fort Smith (1955-1956)

St. Anne's Academy, Fort Smith (1956-1960)

Sr. Rose of Lima, Carlisle (1960-1964)

St. Mary, Hot Springs (1963)

Sr. Francis, Forrest City (1964-1965)

St. Elizabeth, Eureka Springs (1965-1967)

St. Matthew, Osceola; St. Norbert, Marked Tree (1967-1968)

St. Joseph, Pine Bluff (1968-1969)

Leave of Absence (1969-1970)

St. Louis, Camden (1970)

St. Mary, McGehee; St. Mary, Dermott (1970)

St. Patrick, North Little Rock (1970-1971)


Robert Torres

Year of Ordination: 1966

Status: Removed and resigned from priestly ministry (1994); laicized in 2015

Victim Information: 5 known victims

Assignments Held: 

St. John Seminary, Little Rock (1966)

Catholic High School, Little Rock (1967-1974)

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Little Rock (in residence 1971)

St. Mary, North Little Rock (in residence 1971-1972)

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Little Rock (1972-1974)

Immaculate Conception, North Little Rock (1974)

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Little Rock (1975)

Christ the King, Little Rock (1976-1980)

Sick Leave (1980-1981)

Christ the King, Little Rock (1981-1982)

St. John, Malvern; St. Mary, Arkadelphia (1982-1984)

St. Mary, North Little Rock (1984-1989)

St. Theresa, Little Rock (1989)

Sick Leave (1989-1992)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Ashdown; Our Lady of Good Hope, Hope (1992-1994)


PRIESTS FROM OTHER DIOCESES


Paul Haas

Year of Ordination: 1959 (Diocese of Nashville)

Status: Deceased (1979); served in Diocese of Little Rock, 1964-1965

Victim Information: No known victims in Arkansas; Multiple victims in Tennessee

Assignments Held:

Catholic High School, Little Rock (1964-1965)


RELIGIOUS PRIESTS


Nicholas Fuhrman, OSB

Year of Ordination: 1954

Status: Permanently removed and barred from active ministry (2002)

Victim Information: 8 known victims

Assignments Held:

Subiaco Academy (1954-1981)

St. Mary, Windthorst, Texas (1981-1983)

St. Mary, Gainesville, Texas (1984-1993)

Subiaco Abbey (1994-1995)

St. Bernard Hospital, Jonesboro (1996-2002)


Anthony McKay, CSSp

Year of Ordination: 1960

Status: Deceased (2015); dismissed from priesthood and religious life in 2004

Victim Information: No known victims in Arkansas; 10 victims elsewhere

Assignments Held:

St. Joseph, Conway (1991-2001)


Timothy Sugrue, SM

Year of Ordination: Unknown

Status: Dismissed from priesthood and religious life (2005)

Victim Information: 1 known victim

Assignments Held: 

Eaker Air Force Base, Blytheville (1978-1979)


Patrick Walsh, MSC

Year of Ordination: 1952

Status: Deceased (2011); suspended from all ministry by his religious order in 2004

Victim Information: 1 known victim

Assignments Held: 

St. Vincent Infirmary, Little Rock (chaplain) (1976-1984)

St. Mary, Hot Springs (1984-1987)


Francis Zimmer, OSB

Year of Ordination: 1932

Status: Deceased (1983)

Victim Information: No known victims in Arkansas; 3 known victims in Texas

Assignments Held:

Subiaco Academy (1932-1933)

Sacred Heart, Muenster, Texas (1933-1940)

St. Mary, Windthorst, Texas (1940-1941)

Army Chaplain in World War II (1941-1945)

Subiaco Academy (1945-1949)

St. Benedict, Subiaco (1948)

St. Scholastica, Shoal Creek / New Blaine (1950-1951)

St. Mary, Windthorst, Texas (1952-1953)

Subiaco Abbey (1953)

St. Teresa, Corpus Christi, Texas (1954-1959)

Counselor for Arkansas rehabilitation programs (1960-1962)

Sick Leave (1963)

St. Peter, Mount Clemens, Michigan (1963-1966)

Counselor in Little Rock prisons (1966)

Counselor for Arkansas rehabilitation program, Fort Smith (1967)

VA Hospital, Tomah, Wisconsin (chaplain) (1968-1970)

St. Stephen, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; St. Kilian, Blenker, Wisconsin (1971)

St. Joseph Hospital, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (1972-1973)

St. John the Baptist, Elgar, Wisconsin (1974-1975)

Assumption, Decatur, Texas (1976-1981)

Sts. Peter and Paul, Morrison Bluff (1981-death)


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