The Xaverian Brothers release the names of the members accused of abuse from abuse

The Xaverian Brothers release the names of the members accused of abuse from abuse

The names were published on their website, together with a letter from Superior General Brother Edward Driscoll apologizing for the actions of the brothers, many of whom are dead.

“As was the case, the Xaverian Brothers are deeply saddened by the pain caused by Xaverian's sexual abuse crime,” Driscoll said. “We regret that we do not trust young people. We must confess and repent as we ask forgiveness of the actions of the great shepherds who have made this holy trust feel and disturbed. ”

Malden Catholic's headmaster, St. John's Prep, St. John's High School, and Xaverian Brothers High letters letters to students and alumni Friday, identifying the brothers named who were taught by their institutions, and describing the steps taken. to protect students now registered.

At St John's Prep, the brothers accused the school between 1922 and 1978. Ten of the 12 are dead. One person, George Gardiner, has left the order and is still alive, and Thomas Morrissey is brother of Xaverian, who is on a “safety plan,” according to a letter sent by the Commander Edward P. Hardiman to the school community. .

Morrissey, known as Brother Gabriel, was involved in the school between 1965 and 1967, and the allegations of abuse relate to his time there, as well as his time working at Xaverian in Westwood, where he was from 1967 to 1979. they had two different strikes at St John's High School in the Hebrides.

According to the letter to Prep St. John, “no living brother was removed with a credible allegation of minor sexual abuse from ministry and lives under a closely monitored safety plan.” T

There were allegations made against half of the 12 men who were connected to St John's Prep tied to their tin in the school, which was established by the order in 1907.

This group included William Burns, known as Brother Francis Jerome and worked at Danvers school in the early 1930s, early 1950s and early 1960s. Burns was assigned to Malden Catholic during the 1930s and from 1968 to 1974, Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood in 1966, and St John's High School in Ennis in the following year, as directed.

Also in the group were John Sullivan, who was known as Brother John Augustine and of St John's Pádraig from 1937 to 1938, Albert Kerressey, known as Brother Ricardo and serving in the school in the mid-1940s and from 1956 to 1971 , Thomas Harrison, formerly Brother Bosco and served in school for seven years starting in 1949, Thomas Holihan, who was given the Rudolph Brother and who was in school for more than 40 years starting in 1940; and Morrissey.

With the exception of Morrissey, all those men are dead, according to the school. Harrison left the Xaverian Brothers before he died.

In Brussels, at St John's High School, five of the six brothers have been killed dead, and their tasks are between 1907 and 1998, according to a letter sent by Principal Alex Zequeira, and Christopher Creed, chairman of the school trustees.

School officials highlighted their “strict defenses” against child abuse and urged members of the public to contact the administration directly.

“Know that, above all, we give you the trust that you have sent us to train and protect your son,” they wrote.

At Malden's Catholic, the three brothers are dead, with only one of them alleged to abuse a student while working in the school, according to the letter sent by the brother Thomas J. Puccio on Friday, who served as an acting principal of the last school year.

It is alleged that the brother of Francis Jerome abused a minor in the Malden Catholic, where he was assigned from 1935 to 1938 and again from 1968 to 1974, according to the school letter.

John Donovan was also accused of Brother Ronald and was assigned to the school in the early 1970s, together with Leo Gillis, known as Brother Wenceslaus who was then serving from 1987 to 2004, who wrote Puccio.

As part of the school's response to the overall crisis in sexual abuse in the Catholic church, Puccio noted that “the school is all-boys. . . it put in place strict safeguards for the students in their care – implemented through any tolerance of any infringement. ”

At Xaverian in Westwood, two of the brothers are dead and two others have withdrawn from the community. Another deceased brother was charged with an offense against a minor who could not be "fully investigated to determine credibility, but which has a reasonable possibility (truth) that the alleged offense occurred," according to a statement from the school.

Eugene Trainor, known as Brother Hart, worked at Xaverian from 1966 to 1973. His alleged abuse is said to be “connected with his service” at Westwood school. The trainer withdrew from the community in 1973.

In his letter to Xaverian alumni, Brother Daniel Skala, the school principal, inspired alumni to report abuse to civil authorities and the school.

“There is a direct conflict between child abuse and everything we stand up and believe,” he said. “I'm sorry to find out that there has been any abuse here.”


Alison Kuznitz can be found at alison.kuznitz@globe.com. Danny McDonald can be reached at daniel.mcdonald @
globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Danny__McDonald.

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