Fr. Ronald Francis Burt – Diocese of Palm Beach

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Ronald Francis Burt

Diocese of Palm Beach/Paulist Fathers

Born: 1921

Ordained: 1951

Removed:  1986

Dead: 1994

Assignment History:

    • 1951-1955: St. Paul the Apostle (New York, NY)
    • 1955-1962: St. Paul the Apostle (Los Angeles, CA)
    • 1962-1963: Blessed Sacrament (Johannesburg, South Africa)
    • 1963-1986: Good Shepherd (New York, NY)
    • 1987-1992: Paulist Fathers residence  (Vero Beach, FL)
    • 1989-1991: Paulist Fathers Generalate (Scarsdale, NY)
    • 1992-1994 Guadalupe Care & Retirement Center (Cherry Valley, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Ronald Francis Burt:

Fr. Ronald F. Burt was ordained in 1951. In 1986, a mother reported to the Paulist Fathers that Burt sexually abused her son. The reports state the abuse occurred between 1973 and 1979 when Burt worked at Good Shepherd in New York, New York.

Burt reportedly admitted to the abuse, was sent to treatment, and was removed from ministry. Burt served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and New York during his tenure. In 2019, the Paulist Fathers named him on their List of Paulist Fathers with Credible Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Burt’s status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 1986 until his death in 1994 is unknown.

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