1970sPriest deceased (2/7/1991) before abuse reported. 1964-1967Removed from priestly ministry (2003). 7/25/1970 1993Removed from priestly ministry (2003). 1958, 1964-1968Priest deceased (2/2/1990) before abuse reported. 5/1/1966 Karl Joseph Miltz1 1947 Mid-1980sPriest deceased (8/9/2000). 1958Priest deceased (11/14/1992) before accusation reported. 5/3/1960 Reported Time Period of AbuseAction Taken 5/2/1983 Date of Ordination John Bernard Schoettelkotte5 1977, 1985Removed from priestly ministry (1998); deceased (12/27/2008). Harold E. Monroe16 Reported Time Period of AbuseAction Taken Date of Ordination Roger Gerard Rudolf1 Albert Vincent Deery23 Late 1950s thru early 1970sPriest deceased (8/25/1972) before abuse reported. 6/1/1985 Joseph Stanley Kos3 Laurence Michael Lynch1 Donald J. Evrard5 Mid-1970sRemoved from priestly ministry (2003). Religious Order Priests Micheal Howard Kelley2 Jack F. Emrich1 1987Removed from priestly ministry(2018). John S. Maung1 5/22/1976 William Kreis1 5/28/1904 1978Reported to USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus; dispensed from the clerical state. 1987-1988Removed from priestly ministry (2002); dispensed from the clerical state on 5/11/2015. Reported Time Period of AbuseAction Taken 5/17/1921 6/10/1919 Name of PriestNumber of Victims 5/27/1947 1977 Jeffrey James Charlton3 1982, 1984, 1986-1987Resigned from the priesthood (1995); dispensed from the clerical state on 11/17/2014. 1974Resigned from priestly ministry (2003); deceased (11/29/2012). 5/3/1956 5/3/1960 1990, 1992Removed from priestly ministry (2003). John Stanley Kramer1 5/11/1959 Patrick Andrew Doyle1 Samuel Thomas Curry7 William Leroy Blackwell8 Conrad Louis Cambron2 1969 12/18/1970 5/3/1957 The following priests of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis have a single claim deemed credible which involved a vulnerable adult, age 18, who was an adolescent when at least the emotional aspects of the relationship began. They are Patrick Andrew Doyle and Karl Joseph Miltz. A more detailed list is below: Frederick Adam Schmitt3 6/6/1970 Name of PriestNumber of Victims Name of PriestNumber of Victims Date of Ordination 5/1/1963 George Peter Ziemer1 3/3/1944 1949, 1961Priest deceased (3/12/1972) before abuse reported. Bernard Knoth, SJ1 1976-1982Removed from the priesthood (1984); dispensed from the clerical state on 4/8/2011. Reported Time Period of AbuseAction Taken 1953-1954Removed from priestly ministry by the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist; deceased (12/26/2011). 1965Removed from priestly ministry by the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus; deceased (7/8/2013). 1973-1974Priest deceased (12/30/1988) before abuse reported. 1978, 1980Resigned from the priesthood (1985). Jonathan Lovill Stewart1 5/20/1920 5/24/1969 1/17/1998 6/1/1991 James Joseph Shanahan1 Brennan Harris, OFM Conv.1 6/7/1975 Roman Pfalzer, OFM2 6/6/1992 Myles Hale Patrick Smith3 1971Removed from priestly ministry by the Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Consolation; deceased (1985). Name of PriestNumber of Victims 1944-1946Priest deceased (3/10/1954) before accusation reported. 1976-1988Removed from priestly ministry (2003); deceased (5/2/2012). Donald O’Shaughnessy, SJ2 Edward Theodore Bockhold2 1972-1973Resigned from priestly ministry (1979); deceased (7/17/2009). 1947-1952Priest deceased (1/28/1986) before accusation reported. 1993-1997Removed from priestly ministry (2018). Indianapolis, In. — The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is committed to protecting children and ensuring that the tragedy of sexual abuse never happens again in the Archdiocese. In the spirit of further accountability and transparency, the Archdiocese is providing this list of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor or young person.“I pray the release of this list of credibly accused clergy will help all survivors of sexual abuse find the strength to come forward and will set them on the path to healing,” said the Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson, Archbishop of Indianapolis. “I apologize to all victims for the abuse that was done to them and for the failure of the Church to keep them from harm. I pledge to do everything within my power to protect our youth.”The Archdiocese of Indianapolis reports all abuse allegations it receives to Indiana’s Child Protective Services and criminal investigators, as required by law, and encourages all victims to contact civil authorities.The list of clergy deemed to have at least one credible claim of abuse involving a child or adolescent includes 19 priests for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and 4 priests who were members of religious orders who served in the Archdiocese dating back to the 1940s. Since 1940, at least 940 priests and 68 deacons have served in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.The list of credibly accused clergy is based on the recommendation of the Archdiocesan Review Board, which is composed of five lay persons and one clergy member. The current and past members of the Archdiocesan Review Board hold or have held positions in law enforcement, the prosecutor’s office, child protective services, primary education, childhood development, social work, practice of law, and psychology, including neuropsychology.An allegation of sex abuse of a child or young person was deemed credible if, after a thorough investigation and review of available information, the accusation was determined to be more likely to be true than not in the judgment of the Archdiocesan Review Board.The following priests of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis have claims deemed to be credible of at least one act of sexual abuse of a child or adolescent: William Leroy Blackwell, Edward Theodore Bockhold, Conrad Louis Cambron, Jeffrey James Charlton, Samuel Thomas Curry, Albert Vincent Deery, Jack F. Emrich, Donald J. Evrard, Micheal Howard Kelley, Joseph Stanley Kos, Laurence Michael Lynch, John S. Maung, Harold E. Monroe, Eugene Jack Okon, Roger Gerard Rudolf, Frederick Adam Schmitt, John Bernard Schoettelkotte, Myles Hale Patrick Smith and Jonathan Lovill Stewart.The following religious order priests who have served in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis have claims deemed credible of at least one act of sexual abuse of a child or adolescent: Brennan Harris, OFM Conv.; Bernard Knoth, SJ; Donald O’Shaughnessy, SJ; and Roman Pfalzer, OFM.A more detailed list can be found below:Archdiocesan Priests 1974Resigned from priestly ministry (1998); dispensed from the clerical state on 12/6/2005. The following clergy have a single claim of abuse made against them reported to have occurred in the 1940s and 1950s and which was received by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis after the priests were deceased and unable to offer a defense of the accusation. No claims were made while they were alive. Although there was no way to substantiate the claims being made against the deceased clergy, the Archdiocesan Review Board recommended, out of an abundance of caution and transparency, to include their names on the list below: John Stanley Kramer, William Kreis, James Joseph Shanahan and George Peter Ziemer. A more detailed list is below: Eugene Jack Okon4 1955 Date of Ordination 6/8/1974 1955-1957Priest deceased (4/26/1980) before accusation reported. The above lists will be updated if new credible claims or evidence of sexual abuse of a minor are determined.If you are a victim of sexual abuse or sexual harassment by a person ministering on behalf of the Church, or if you know of anyone who has been a victim of such misconduct, please contact civil authorities and the Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Carla Hill, at (317) 236-1548, or (800) 382-9836, ext. 1548, or by e-mail at email@example.com. To make a report online, please visit www.archdioceseofindianapolis.ethicspoint.com.