According to Saint John’s Abbey’s own records, at least eighteen priests from Saint John’s Abbey were assigned to St. Anselm’s and St. Benedict’s in the Bronx between 1939 and 1976.
Since the New York Post article regarding former Abbot Timothy Kelly (below) was published on June 7, 2011, other stories of abuse and misconduct have been shared. “Fr. Tim” as Timothy Kelly was known in the late 60′s wasn’t the only abusive priest at St. Anselm. Fr. Howard and Fr. Agustin were also abusing CYO members, altar boys and other vulnerable targets.