Fr. Bernard Casper

Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester, Diocese of Pueblo (CO)

Notes:

Casper ordained by Diocese of Pueblo CO. He took leave of absence in 1963. Began working in NY in 1970s. In 2003 twin brothers accused Casper of molesting them for years, starting when they were altar boys in Albany. Boys met Casper in early 1970s and in 1973 he became their guardian. When the two went to diocese in 2002, both Albany and Rochester dioceses contended that Casper never had their authority to act as priest in New York state.

Sources:

Post-Standard 02.20.03; Post-Standard 02.21.03; Albany Times Union 02.26.03; http://bishop-accountability.org/member/psearch.jsp