Br. Donald Walsh – Archdiocese of Newark

| Nov 26, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Brother Donald Walsh

Archdiocese of Newark / Christian Brothers

Assigned as follows:

  • Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell, NJ)
  • Brother Rice High School (Chicago, IL)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Donald Dominic Walsh:

Brother Donald Dominic Walsh was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. Because Walsh was a professed religious brother who was never ordained a priest, tracing his history and whereabouts is more complicated.  Based upon tips submitted to our office, we have been able to confirm that Walsh taught math and religion at Brother Rice High School in Chicago, Illinois, while he was also earning a graduate degree from DePaul University.

According to media reports, at least one allegation of child sexual abuse was made against him in the Christian Brothers’ 2011 bankruptcy.  The sexual abuse allegedly occurred while Brother Walsh worked at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ in the mid-late 1960s.

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued an order confirming the reorganization plan developed by a committee representing sexual abuse survivors and the Christian Brothers of Ireland, Inc. and The Christian Brothers’ Institute (the “Debtors”).

According to the bankruptcy plan, “the Debtors will pay approximately $13.5 million to fund a trust created for the purpose of distributing funds to the sexual abuse survivors. In addition, the Debtors have agreed to sell certain real estate assets with sale proceeds going primarily to the trust for distribution. An additional $3.2 million will be funded by an insurer of one of the Debtors.”

Brother Walsh’s current whereabouts (or whether he is still alive) are unknown.

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