Fr. Ralph DiPasquale – Diocese of Albany

On Behalf of | Jun 20, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Ralph DiPasquale

Diocese of Albany/Franciscan Friars

Ordained: 1956

Died: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • 1960-1972: Immaculate Conception Seminary (Troy, NY)
  • 1973-1980: Immaculate Conception (Schenectady, NY)
  • 1982-1985: WAITT Houses, Inc. (Schenectady, NY)
  • Maria College (Albany, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Ralph DiPasquale:

Fr. Ralph Di Pasquale was ordained a priest in 1956. According to media reports, in 2002, a woman filed a lawsuit alleging that Di Pasquale sexually abused her at a Schenectady home for troubled teens from 1979 to 1982. The suit alleged that the Diocese of Albany and the Franciscan Order of the Immaculate Conception knew as early as 1976 that DiPasquale had molested children, but still allowed him to work with them.

“The plaintiff and her family considered DiPasquale to be a fine priest and … any attention shown by (him) was considered an honor,” court papers said of the victim. “She viewed (him) … as a mentor and friend who would never do anything wrong or evil to hurt her.”

DiPasquale denied the allegation and was working as a priest in Florida at the time of his death in December 2004.

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