Category Archives: Timothy Kelly

The List

Since the 1930s, fifty (50) monks and ten (10) other members of the Saint John’s community have been accused of sexual abuse and/or other misconduct. Another twenty (20) men with strong ties to St. John’s have also been accused of misconduct.

Abbey History Minimizes Abuse

In a new 4,200 word history on the Saint John’s Abbey web site [ View ] , a total of 40 words are spent on the sexual abuse scandal.

Abbey Now Admits to 23 Monk Perpetrators

Saint John’s Abbey has quietly admitted, via a revamped web site, that at least 23 members of its community have been credibly accused of sexual abuse or misconduct.

Letters and Statements to the Saint John’s Community

[Webmaster's Note: For almost twenty years, the leadership at Saint John's claims to have written articles and sent letters and emails regarding sexual misconduct to the members of its community. If you are a member of the Saint John's community, … Continue reading

Father Mel Taylor Confronted at Mass, Leaves Bahamas

Father Mel Taylor reportedly left the Bahamas on Monday, June 4, 2012, a day after he was confronted during mass by a man who claimed Father Mel Taylor had pursued him (for a sexual relationship) over a year and a … Continue reading

Monk Offenders in the Bahamas

The following is a list of Saint John’s monks with credible allegations of misconduct who served in the Bahamas.

Former St. John’s University Professor Admits Misconduct

[Webmaster's Note: Rev. James Urbanic C.PP.S., was an "Adjunct Instructor in Theology" at Saint John's University from 1980 until the early 1990's. Urbanic was also spiritual advisor in the seminary.]

Fourth Timothy Kelly Victim

A fourth victim of sexual misconduct by former Father Timothy Kelly has stepped forward.

Abbot Klassen Covered Up Abuse

According to the abbey’s own records, at least twenty-one priests from Saint John’s Abbey were assigned to St. Anselm’s and St. Benedict’s in the Bronx between 1939 and 1976. In the 1960′s, one of those Saint John’s Abbey priests, Fr. … Continue reading

Abbot Kelly Covered Up Misconduct by Fr. Andert

Andert had a great deal to drink and told the parents that his new assignment was his “perfect dream job.” And it was…“to be a prefect in a college dorm; have his desk across from the door of the showers … Continue reading

Late 1960′s… Three Abusive Priests at St. Anselm in the Bronx

[Note: 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 … Continue reading

An Update from Abbot John Klassen

[Webmaster's Note: Abbot John Klassen is deliberately misleading the Saint John's community with this latest update regarding Abbot Timothy Kelly. ISTI was, and continues to be, a public relations tool created by Saint John's in the wake of numerous allegations … Continue reading

Regarding Abbot Timothy Kelly

Abbot Timothy Kelly has been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with an altar boy (and at least four others) at St. Anselm’s Parish in Bronx, New York in 1966 and 1967.  Father Timothy Kelly later became Abbot of St. … Continue reading

Onetime priest crusades for abuse victims suing Catholic Church

(CNN) – As a young man studying for the priesthood, Patrick Wall imagined life as a professor and football coach at a Catholic university. It didn’t work out that way. Two decades later, Wall has not only left the Catholic Church, … Continue reading

St. John’s Abbot Responds to Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

(St. Joseph Newsleader) In a statement released on the St. John’s Abbey website last week, Abbot John Klassen said he and other members of the abbey were “shocked” to hear allegations that former Abbot Timothy Kelly, who died last fall, … Continue reading

SNAP’s Video of Abbot Timothy Kelly Press Conference (Video)

Witness the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth as A.W. Richard Sipe and Patrick J. Wall, both former Benedictine monks and now recognized world-renowned experts on clergy sexual abuse, return home to Minnesota in support of survivors … Continue reading

Klassen releases statement about sexual abuse claim against former abbot

“Contrary to Abbot Klassen’s accusations in his statement, we (filed the lawsuit) only because Saint John’s had already been made aware of the charges nearly six months ago and failed to investigate it, respond to it, or disclose it,” Anderson’s … Continue reading

Jeff Anderson Responds to St. John’s Abbot

Having just read the statement [ View ]  released today by Abbot John Klassen on behalf of the Abbey of Saint John’s, I am alarmed and deeply sad.

Statement from Abbot John Klassen Regarding Timothy Kelly

Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation are morally reprehensible.  Saint John’s Abbey works honestly and openly with victims of sexual abuse and their attorneys to do all we can to correct the grievous wrongs that have been committed in the past … Continue reading

Vatican Alerted to Timothy Kelly’s Misconduct in March

“As we discussed, I believe that misconduct by men such as Father Dan Ward and Abbot Timothy Kelly as perpetrators, and perhaps even more as concealers of misconduct perpetrated by others, have destroyed the integrity of the institution and the … Continue reading