Fr. Thaddeus J. Semla – Diocese of Rockville Centre

| May 6, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Thaddeus Semla

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Ordained: 1963

Died: 1992

Assignment History:

  • 1972-1978: St. Boniface (Sea Cliff, NY)
  • 1978-1979: St. Ladislaus (Hempstead, NY)
  • 1979-1982: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Lindenhurst, NY)
  • 1982-1984: Holy Name of Jesus (Woodbury, NY)
  • 1984-1986: St. Hedwig (Floral Park, NY)
  • 1986-1990: Our Lady of Peace (Lynbrook, NY)
  • 1990-1992: St. Dominic (Oyster Bay, NY)
  • 1992: St. Hyacinth (Glen Cove, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Thaddeus Semla:

Fr. Thaddeus Semla is listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The list states that the alleged sexual abuse occurred while Selma worked at St. Dominic Parish High School in Oyster Bay, NY, sometime between 1990-1992. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Selma died in 1992.

It is important to note that the list, released in March 2021, is not exhaustive. “It is a list of all priests and deacons that the Diocese knows have been the subject of an adverse determination by the Diocesan Review Board of the Debtor that an allegation of clergy abuse against such priest was credible or against whom an allegation of clergy abuse was made through the Diocese’s Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (“IRCP”) and the Debtor made a payment in settlement of such allegation through the IRCP.”

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