HARRISBURG — New information released by the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg Monday shows that 23 priests accused of sexual abuse of a minor served in parishes in the lower anthracite region.

That includes a new name that was added to the diocese’s list of accused, Msgr. Joseph Bradley.

Bradley’s addition brings the numberto 72 the total number of clergy or seminarians identified. Twenty-three from local parishes represents 32 percent of the total.

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer on Wednesday directed that a list of those accused be made available at the diocese’s new website, www.youthprotectionhbg.com. The diocese said it received additional information since the list was originally released, resulting in the addition of Bradley’s name. Also, additional accusations were made involving individuals who were on the original list since it was released.

Also, the diocese on Monday posted online an additional document outlining years of service and assignments within the diocese for the accused.

“As with all new allegations, each was reported directly to law enforcement immediately,” read a press release from the diocese.

“I acknowledge the sinfulness of those who have harmed these survivors, as well as the action and inaction of those in church leadership who failed to respond to you appropriately and just,” Gainer was quoted.

He reiterated that the list involves accusations and that the diocese “did not make assessments of credibility or guilt in creating this list.”

New names

Those new to the list who served in parishes in the greater Shamokin-Mount Carmel area include, according to the diocese:

• The Rev. James Beeman, deceased. He was accused of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children while he was alive. Local assignments included St. Ignatius of Loyola, Centralia, 1968.

• The Rev. John Bolen, deceased. After his death, he was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor. Local assignments included Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1926; and St. Patrick, Trevorton, 1945-53.

• The Rev. Frederick Bradel, deceased. After his death, he was accused of several years of inappropriate behavior by the survivor. Local assignments included St. Ignatius of Loyola, Centralia, 1947-48.

• Msgr. Joseph Bradley, deceased. After his death, he was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor. Local assignments included Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1963-96.

• The Rev. Raymond Dougherty, deceased. After his death, he was accused of sexual abuse of a child by two survivors. Local assignments included St. Peter Church, Mount Carmel, 1954-57; and St. Ignatius of Loyola, Centralia, 1977-78.

• The Rev. Walter Emala, deceased. Accused while alive, an individual alleged she saw Emala kiss a minor on the lips sometime in the early 1980s. Local assignments included St. Peter Church, Mount Carmel, 1981-85. Emala is on a list of accused priests of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

• Msgr. Joseph Hager, deceased. After his death, he was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor. Local assignments included St. Joseph, Locust Gap, 1939-40.

• The Rev. George Koychick, deceased. He was accused of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children while he was alive. Local assignments included Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mount Carmel, from 1952-53.

• Msgr. Thomas Kujovsky, deceased. While he was still alive, the diocese received an allegation that pornography was found in Kujovsky’s room that contained an image of a nude altar boy. In another incident, a book of animated pornography was found in Kujovsky’s room that appeared to depict child sex abuse. The book was turned over to the district attorney, who concluded it was not criminal. Local assignments included St. Casimir, Kulpmont, 1957-62; St. Joseph Mount Carmel School, 1964-72; St. Joseph, Locust Gap, 1967-69; and St. John the Baptist, Mount Carmel, 1969-72.

• The Rev. Anthony McGinley, deceased. He was accused of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children while he was alive. Local assignments included Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1953-57. He also served at St. Thomas Moore, Sunbury, from 1957 to 1961.

• The Rev. James Noel, deceased. After his death, he was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor. Local assignments included Our Lady of Hope, Coal Township, 1956-59; Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Elysburg, 1965-68; and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1954-55.

• The Rev. Carl Steffen, deceased. He was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor while he was alive. He also was accused, while alive, of inappropriate questioning of multiple children regarding sexual subject matter. Local assignments included Our Lady of Hope, Coal Township, 1963-69.

• The Rev. John Suknaic, deceased. After his death, he was accused of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children. Local assignments included St. John the Baptist, Mount Carmel, 1968-69; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mount Carmel, 1950-54; and St. Ignatius of Loyola, Centralia, 1969-87.

• The Rev. Salvatore Zangari, deceased. He was accused of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children while he was alive. Local assignments included St. Peter Church, Mount Carmel, 1946-51. He also served at Thomas Moore, Sunbury, 1964-69.

Another priest whose background was provided by the diocese, who served in Northumberland County but not in the lower anthracite region named, is:

• The Rev. Donald Cramer II, alive. He was investigated by Homeland Security for possible child pornography and federal law violations. Homeland Security found nothing criminal on his computer and ceased to investigate him further. Cramer served at St. Monica, Sunbury, 2010-12.

New information

New information was provided by the diocese for one of the eight priests with local ties identified last week.

• The Rev. William Haviland, who died in 2017, was accused of sexual abuse of a child, but last week’s report did not say when. The diocese now reports that the accusation occurred while he was alive. Also, after his death, in another accusation, he was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor. Local assignments included St. Edward, Shamokin, 1970-76; and St. Monica, Sunbury, 1995-2010. He retired in 2010 and lived at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Elysburg, according to past News-Item stories. The diocese on Monday listed service at Holy Rosary from 2010-15.

The other priests with local ties identified last week included:

• The Rev. Philip DeChico, deceased. He was accused following his death of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor. Local assignments include principal at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, Coal Township, 1976-79, and principal, 1979-86; and administrator at St. John the Baptist, Mount Carmel.

• The Rev. Thomas Ronald Haney, deceased. He was accused while still living of inappropriate touching and comments toward a child. After his death, he was accused of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor. Local assignments included principal at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, Coal Township, 1967-76; and St. Anthony, Ranshaw, 1970-76.

• The Rev. Francis Hudak, deceased. He was accused following his death of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor. Local assignments included Assumption BVM, Kulpmont, 1955-63; Holy Cross, Mount Carmel, 1963-69; St. Joseph, Coal Township (previously listed as Shamokin), 1975-93; and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mount Carmel, 2001-05.

• Msgr. Robert Maher, deceased. He was accused following his death of “multiple” allegations of sexual abuse of children. A native of Shamokin, he served from 1947 to 1961 as superintendent of schools for the diocese; and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kulpmont, 1939.

• The Rev. Daniel Mahoney, deceased. He was accused following his death of sexual abuse of a child by the survivor and by another person. Local assignments included St. Edward, Shamokin, 1954-56, where he was also principal of the school; and St. Joseph, Coal Township, 1961-64. He was instrumental in establishing Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, Coal Township.

• The Rev. Joseph Pease, alive. He was accused of “multiple” allegations of sexual abuse of a child. Local assignments included administrator of St. Paul’s Chapel, Atlas; St. Peter, Mount Carmel, 1962-63; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mount Carmel, 1971-73; executive coordinator of Holy Spirit School and pastor of Divine Redeemer parish, both in Mount Carmel, 1995-2002, when he resigned following admission to officials of the diocese that details of an allegation of inappropriate contact with an adolescent in the 1972 were true.

• The Rev. Charles Procopio, deceased. He is accused of inappropriately touching and kissing minors. Local assignments included St. Peter, Mount Carmel, 1979-83; St. Casimir, Kulpmont, 1991-94; and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mount Carmel, 1994-95.

The information released by the diocese does not include when or where the alleged incidents occurred.

The diocese issued its findings just days after the state Supreme Court ruled that a nearly 900-page grand jury report on sex abuse in six dioceses, including Harrisburg, can be made public later this month. Gainer said the diocese was prepared to publish its findings in 2016, but honored a request by the state to withhold the information in order to protect the grand jury investigation.

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