Mobile Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Mobile has voluntarily released the names of priests, deacons and brothers who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct of a minor since 1950.

A letter from Archbishop of Mobile Thomas Rodi, said the lists are as complete as possible. 

 "After considerable effort, these lists are as complete as possible. However, if anyone wishes to report a cleric or religious not included in these lists, please contact the Office for the Protection of Minors and Adults, 251-434-1559.

 In closing, allow me to again apologize for the devastating harm done by clerics and religious who have abused the little ones. I ask the forgiveness of all victims of abuse as I entrust you to the love and mercy of the Lord. I deeply believe the Lord is with us. After all, we are His Church. Despite our failings, sins, and unfaithfulness, He remains faithful to us and leads us, individually and as a Church, to new life. May His healing love be with all of us."

See the full list below: 

Thomas J Cullen DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1950s Pastoral Assignments: St. Mary Parish, Mobile St. Margaret Parish, Bayou La Batre Cathedral Parish, Mobile St. Monica Parish, Mobile Christ the King Parish, Andalusia St. Mary Parish, Texas City, Texas

Vernon Dahmen DECEASED Date of Misconduct: Mid 1970s to early 1980s Pastoral Assignments: St. Dominic Parish, Mobile St. Mary Parish, Mobile St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Mobile McGill-Toolen High School, Mobile Little Flower Parish, Mobile St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Chickasaw St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Mobile Allen Memorial Home, Mobile

Timothy Evans PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: 1998 Pastoral Assignments: Christ the King Parish, Daphne Annunciation Parish, Monroeville St Margaret Parish, Bayou La Batre Director, Office of Youth Ministry

 Joseph Gill DECEASED Date of Misconduct: Late 1960s Pastoral Assignments: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Birmingham St. John Parish, Warrington, Florida Cathedral Parish, Mobile Sacred Heart Parish, Grove Hill St. Columba Parish, Dothan St. Aloysius Parish, Bessemer St. William Parish, Guntersville St. Thomas Parish, Chickasaw St. Catherine Parish, Mobile Sacred Heart Residence, Little Sisters of the Poor, Mobile St. Bridget Parish, Whistler In Residence, St. Anthony Parish, Birmingham

James A. Havens DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1986 Pastoral Assignments: St. Dominic Parish, Mobile Little Flower Parish, Mobile St. John Parish, Butler Sacred Heart Parish, Grove Hill St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Mobile

Patrick J. L. Nicholson PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: 1976 Pastoral Assignments: Little Flower Parish, Mobile Assistant Director for Vocations McGill-Toolen High School, Mobile St. Pius X Parish, Mobile St. Joseph Parish, Prattville Chaplain, US Air Force: Little Rock AFB, Arkansas Clark AFB, Philippines Dept. of the Air Force, San Francisco, California United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Maxwell AFB, Montgomery Diocese of Elphin, Ireland

Arthur C. Schrenger PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: Late 1960s to 1982 Pastoral Assignments: Little Flower Parish, Mobile St. Dominic Parish, Mobile McGill-Toolen High School, Mobile St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Mobile Assistant Vocations Director St. Agatha Parish, Bay Minette Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Mobile Holy Spirit Parish, Montgomery Metropolitan Tribunal Cathedral Parish, Mobile

John Alex Sherlock DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1966-1982 St. Mary Parish, Mobile Bishop Toolen High School, Mobile Little Flower Parish, Mobile St. Patrick’s College, Mountainview, California Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin McGill Toolen High School, Mobile Cathedral Parish, Mobile Holy Family Parish, Mobile St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Chickasaw Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Mobile St. Pius X Parish, Mobile St. Peter Parish, Montgomery

Edward Eugene Smith PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: 1984 Pastoral Assignments: Our Savior Parish, Mobile Hotel Dieu Hospital, New Orleans St. Pius X Parish, Mobile McGill Toolen High School, Mobile St. Dominic Parish, Mobile

John J. Walton DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1970s Pastoral Assignments: St. Margaret Parish, Bayou La Batre US Army Reserve, Military Archdiocese St. Maurice Parish, Brewton Christ the King Parish, Andalusia St. Joan of Arc Parish, Mobile St. Pius X Parish, Mobile Holy Name Parish, Semmes

 SPECIAL NOTE: Cordell Lang (DECEASED) was removed from ministry based upon accusations submitted to the Archdiocese of Mobile. A civil court jury, however, found in his favor.

Archdiocesan Deacon Robert L. Nouwen PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Convicted of possession of child pornography Date of Misconduct: 2012 Pastoral Assignments: St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Mobile

 List Two - Priests and men who are not priests (brothers) who belong to religious orders and are not clergy of the Archdiocese of Mobile but have served in this archdiocese.

The Archdiocese of Mobile has received credible accusations against these men. While some accusations involved misconduct within the archdiocese, other accusations involved misconduct elsewhere. However, since all have at some time served in this archdiocese, their names are included as well as their assignments while in this archdiocese.

Susai Arul PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: 1989-1990 Pastoral Assignments: Little Flower Parish, Mobile

 Joseph Brown PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: 1965-1968 Pastoral Assignments: Shrine of the Holy Cross Parish, Daphne

 Gregory Furjanic DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1987 Pastoral Assignments: St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Mobile St. Monica Parish, Mobile Immaculate Conception Parish, Orrville Sacred Heart Parish, Grove Hill

Robert Grabowski PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: 1979 Pastoral Assignments: McGill-Toolen High School, Mobile

John Hardman DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1972-1978 Pastoral Assignments: Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, Mobile

Timothy Keppel PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: 1977-1981 Pastoral Assignments: Resurrection Parish, Montgomery

Anthony Kiel DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1955-1958 Pastoral Assignments: St. Joseph Parish, Maysville

Edward Lawler DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1972 Pastoral Assignments: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Birmingham St Peter Claver Parish, Mobile Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, Mobile St. Joseph Parish, Mobile

Edward A. Leary DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1970-1972 Pastoral Assignments: Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Selma

Gerald McMahon PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: 1967-1970 Pastoral Assignments: St. Benedict School, Elberta

Robert Michele PROHIBITED FROM MINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: 1963 Pastoral Assignments: Catholic Information Center, Mobile

Norman Rogge DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1979-1981 Pastoral Assignments: St. Ignatius Parish, Mobile

John Rutledge DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1968 Pastoral Assignments: St. Michael Parish, Auburn

Barry Ryan PROHIBITED FROM MIINISTRY IN ARCHDIOCESE Date of Misconduct: 1990s Pastoral Assignments: Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery

Nelson Ziter DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1974-1979 Pastoral Assignments: Queen of Peace Parish, Selma St. Philip Neri Parish, Belle Fontaine St. Elizabeth Parish, Selma Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Mobile

Brothers (Members of Religious Orders Who Are Not Priests)

Nicholas Vic Bendillo  Date of Misconduct: 1964-1989 Pastoral Assignments: McGill Institute, Mobile McGill-Toolen High School, Mobile

Ralph McGarry DECEASED Date of Misconduct: 1960-1961 Pastoral Assignments: Catholic Boys Home

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