List of Christian Brothers

List of Christian Brothers

The bottom of this webpage includes a link to a list of Christian Brothers who they indicate served in the United States, as well as a growing list of the assignments of certain schools and Christian Brothers.

Who Are the Christian Brothers?

The Congregation of Christian Brothers is a worldwide order of lay religious men.  The first members of the Congregation arrived in the United States in the late 1800s. Over the next century, they spread across the United States and Canada and became involved with a large number of schools and other institutions.

Christian Brother Edward Courtney

The Christian Brothers transferred Brother Edward Courtney between six different schools because he sexually abused children at each school.  In 1978, a Provincial of the Christian Brothers wrote a summary of those transfers that details their knowledge of his abuses.  You can read the summary of Edward Courtney’s transfers and assignments between Brother Rice High School, in Chicago, Brother Rice High School in Michigan, Leo High School in Chicago, St. Laurence High School in Chicago, and then O’Dea High School in Seattle.

How Did It Happen?  A Dangerous Mind

We have uncovered many documents showing how the Christian Brothers failed to protect children from being sexually abused.  A couple of documents regarding Edward Courtney illustrate how it happened.

In March 1974, after they had removed Courtney from three schools in Illinois and one in Michigan, the Christian Brothers voted that he should have “no contact with Rice, Leo or Laurence in any way, shape or form.  His sole contact man is to be Bernie Rohan, who will keep us informed of his developments.”  View of a copy of their decision regarding Brother Edward Courtney and Brother Rohan by clicking here.

Four years later, that same Brother Rohan recommended Courtney for a teaching certificate so he could teach in Washington.  He told the Washington authorities that Courtney “maintained good order in his classes without being harsh or rigid” and “approached the task with a basic fairness and sensitivity to the individual student.”  You can read a copy of Brother Rohan’s glowing letter of recommendation for Brother Edward Courtney.

List of Christian Brothers

The following is a partial list of the names of Christian Brothers who served at one or more school that harbored alleged sexual abusers.  While this list includes the names of many Brothers who are alleged to have sexually abused children, this is not an exhaustive list and not every one of these Brothers abused children.  Again, this is not an exhaustive list, and we believe it will grow as more and more survivors come forward.  You can also read the list of Christian Brothers who they have indicated ever served in the United States.

If you were abused by a Christian Brother, or by someone associated with a Christian Brother school or institution, please contact us to make sure your rights are protected.  Even if the person’s name does not appear on the list below, or if their school does not appear on the list of schools, your claim may be covered by this bankruptcy and you must come forward by the upcoming bankruptcy deadlines in order to preserve your rights.

Briscoe Memorial School

Not all of the people listed below have been accused of physical or sexual abuse.  While many have, this is merely a list of Christian Brothers who served at Briscoe Memorial School.

Christian Brother Name Start Date at Briscoe End Date at Briscoe
Charles Joachim Avendano 9/1/1949 9/1/1965
Edward Benedict Boyle 9/1/1956 9/1/1957
James Majella Bredin 9/16/1916 11/7/1932
Anthony Alexander Cannon 9/1/1961 9/1/1962
Albert Bernard Casale 9/1/1956 9/1/1969
William Patricius Cashman 9/1/1918 7/11/1930
John Owen Cawley 2/1/1965 9/1/1966
David Phillip Ceballos 9/1/1968 9/1/1969
James Patrick Cliggett 9/1/1961 6/27/1964
Edward Leo Cobb 12/23/1952 9/4/1954
Laurence Luman Collins 9/14/1952 9/13/1954
John Gabriel Connolly 9/1/1960 9/1/1961
Patrick Berchmans Croke 9/1/1958 9/1/1970
Michael Leo Crumlish 9/9/1949 9/9/1951
Robert John Cullerton 9/1/1968 9/1/1970
Michael Sebastian Curtis 8/1/1920 7/15/1936
Vincent Alban Daley 8/23/1936 9/5/1939
John Ignatius Danker 9/1/1964 9/1/1965
Francis Ambrose Deady 9/1/1932 8/1/1936
Frank Patrick Delamere 9/1/1963 6/27/1968
William Vincent Dering 9/1/1967 6/27/1969
Francis (Leo) Mathew Doherty 10/1/1926 9/1/1931
John Joseph Donnelly 9/1/1935 9/1/1944
William Benedict Donohue 1/8/1924 9/1/1970
Patrick Rudolph Duffy 9/1/1958 9/1/1959
James Xavier Dunphy 8/5/1943 9/4/1949
Donald Paul Dwyer 9/1/1954 9/1/1955
Dale Ferrer Eccleston 9/1/1964 9/1/1966
Joseph Gregory Fairleigh 9/1/1953 9/1/1955
Lawrence Anselm Fellows 9/1/1940 9/1/1944
Desmond Hugh Fitzgerald 10/17/1921 9/1/1922
Frederick Louis Frick 9/1/1950 9/1/1952
Michael Flannan Garvey 8/28/1937 9/1/1940
Patrick Rupert Gibbs 9/1/1914 7/26/1931
James Gabriel Glos 9/1/1960 9/1/1961
Carlos Vianney Gonzalez 9/1/1955 9/1/1956
John Hugh Greenan 9/1/1962 9/1/1963
Thomas Eugene Guihen 9/1/1961 9/1/1963
Michael Giles Hallissey 9/1/1914 7/1/1924
Joseph J Hanley 9/1/1955 9/1/1960
James Vincent Hanney 9/1/1963 9/1/1964
John Alphonsus Hannon 9/1/1961 9/1/1966
James Alvarez Houlihan 9/1/1951 9/1/1952
John Calasanctius Hunt 9/1/1934 9/1/1962
James Michael Kelly 9/1/1963 9/1/1964
John Ambrose Kelly 9/1/1931 6/1/1951
Patrick Remigius Kiely 9/1/1951 9/1/1953
Joseph Alphonsus King 9/1/1940 9/1/1941
John Bartholomew Lackie 9/1/1939 9/1/1950
Michael Dennis LaDouceur 9/1/1967 6/1/1968
Walter Basil Maher 9/1/1923 6/1/1926
Thomas Felix Maloney 9/1/1919 9/3/1926
John Damian Manning 9/1/1944 9/1/1948
Peter Gerard Martin 9/1/1926 12/1/1929
William Cornelius Martin 9/1/1947 9/1/1949
Patrick Donatus McCormack 9/1/1946 9/1/1950
John Leo McGarry 8/1/1914 9/1/1918
Gerard Gabriel McHugh 9/1/1952 9/1/1953
Charles C McKenna 9/1/1959 9/1/1961
Malcolm Robert Morrison 9/1/1968 9/1/1970
Eugene Pius Mulvany 9/1/1914 9/1/1924
Clement Aidan Murphy 9/4/1953 9/8/1957
Timothy Benildus Murphy 9/1/1968 9/1/1969
Wiliam Cosmas Murphy 9/1/1961 9/1/1962
John Mathew Murray 7/1/1950 7/1/1956
Walter Denis Neary 9/1/1945 9/1/1946
William Gabriel Noonan 9/1/1949 9/1/1950
William Eugene O’Connor 9/1/1952 9/1/1961
Patrick Finan O’Donnell 9/1/1966 12/1/1966
Daniel Innocent Oehrle 9/1/1960 9/1/1961
Edward Bernard Olwell 9/1/1957 9/1/1958
Vincent Michael O’Sullivan 8/28/1940 2/1/1950
Eugene Gervase Pilon 9/1/1948 9/1/1950
Pasquale Borgia Pistone 9/1/1930 9/1/1971
Patrick Matthias Quinn 9/1/1932 9/1/1971
Patrick Vitalis Reid 9/1/1945 9/1/1946
John Philip Reynia 9/1/1951 9/1/1953
James Finbar Roche 10/1/1926 9/1/1932
Andrew Patrick Ryan 9/1/1955 9/1/1960
Cornelius Pulcherius Ryan 7/1/1956 9/1/1968
Daniel Peter Ryan 9/1/1949 9/1/1956
Louis Ignatius Sanchez 9/1/1931 2/1/1950
Raymond Aquinas Schul 9/1/1966 9/1/1970
John Matthew Shea 9/4/1952 9/10/1955
Edward Christopher Smith 9/1/1952 9/1/1953
Charles Gerald St. John 9/1/1946 9/7/1947
Michael Edward Stoyles 9/7/1925 9/1/1930
Robert Edmund Tomkins 9/1/1958 9/1/1959
Wilfred Terence Tracey 9/1/1959 9/1/1961
Thomas Placidus Treacy 9/1/1939 9/1/1940
Victor Dominic Verre 9/1/1966 6/1/1968
John DeSales Walsh 8/1/1924 8/1/1925
Michael Damian Walsh 9/1/1950 9/1/1953
James Vincent Warren 8/1/1931 8/1/1944
John Lee West Warren 9/1/1951 9/1/1955
Joseph Henry Winblad 9/1/1957 9/1/1958