Fr. August Kita – Diocese of Paterson

| Nov 5, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father August Kita

Diocese of Paterson/Salesians

Ordained: 1960

Died: 2008

Assigned as follows:

  • 1960-1962: Salesian Pontificial Athenaeum (Rome, Italy)
  • 1962-1967: Archbishop Shaw High School (Marrero, LA)
  • 1967-1972: Salesian Junior Seminary (Goshen, NY)
  • 1972-1976: Sacred Heart Juniorate (Ipswich, MA)
  • 1977-1981: Mary Help of Christians School (Tampa, FL)
  • 1982-1985: Don Bosco College (Newton, NJ)
  • 1986-1988: Sacred Heart Retreat House (Ipswich, MA)
  • 1989: Salesian Provincial House (New Rochelle, NY)
  • 1990-1992: Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (West Haverstraw, NY)
  • 1993-1995: Holy Rosary; St. John Bosco (Birmingham, AL)
  • 1994: Helen Hayes Hospital (West Haverstraw, NY)
  • 1996-1997: Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (West Haverstraw, NY)
  • 1998: Unknown
  • 1999: Don Bosco Technical High School (Paterson, NJ)
  • 2000-2008: Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (Stony Point, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father August Kita:

Fr. August Kita was a Salesian priest. He held various positions as a teacher, director, and pastor at many locations across the country.

According to media reports, in November 2018, Kita’s name first appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted an allegation reported in 2006, of child sexual abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. In the fall of 2009, at least one claim of child sexual abuse against him was included in the almost $5.2M settlement with the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

In 2020, Kita was included on the Salesians list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

Kita died in 2008.

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