Saturday, February 24, 2007

Luckily this priest never got my brothers...

It was probably a lucky thing that we moved away from Our Lady of Fatima parish before they were teenagers.

From the Catalog of Sexually Abusive Priests
Hermley, Robert J. (OSFS)
Ordained: 6-4-55
(Wilmington, Delaware)
6-22-82 6-22-82 - Fourteen year old boy - Thirteen year old boy
Padua Academy, Wilmington, Delaware

- Arrested watching pornographic film with thirteen-year-old boy and fourteen-year old boy in parked car. 19 pornographic magazines confiscated from car.
- Rev. Hermley was released into the custody of Rev. J. Stuart Dooling, OSFS,
Provincial of the Oblates.
Johns Hopkins University medical doctors determined that Rev. Hermley did not
need help. He received three years probation for the 1982 incident. On 12-7-82, Rev.
Dooling assigned him to a parish in Vienna, Virginia.


The Rev. Robert Hermley

June 4, 1955 Ordained in Wilmington. Member of Oblates of St. Francis de Sales

(Dates unknown) Our Lady of Fatima Church, Bensalem, Pa.

1966-78 Father Judge High School for Boys, Philadelphia

1978-80 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Seaside Heights, N.J.

1980-82 Padua Academy, Wilmington

November 1982 Pleaded guilty to indecent assault

Dec. 7, 1982 Assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Vienna, Va.

Nov. 12, 1991 Assigned to St. Mary Church, Fredericksburg, Va.

May 1992 Seton Home School (chaplain, curriculum consultant), Arlington Va.

2001 Oblates contact Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, requesting permission for Hermley to return to the Diocese of Wilmington to minister at Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark

2002-2003 Little Sisters of the Poor, chaplain, Newark

Now he's involved in "home schooling." I just emailed them to ask if they hired him knowing about the arrest.