Fr. Normand Boulanger – Diocese of Norwich

| Aug 4, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Fr. Normand Boulanger

Diocese of Norwich

Ordained: 1957

Left diocese: 1972

Dismissed from clerical state: 1973

Died: 1996

Assigned as Follows:

  • St. John the Evangelist (Montville, CT)
  • St. Mary Church (Willimantic, CT)
  • Sacred Heart Church (Groton, CT)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Normand Boulanger:

Fr. Normand Boulanger was ordained to the priesthood in 1957, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Norwich. According to media reports, multiple child sexual abuse allegations were reported in the early 1960s through 2003. Fr. Boulanger repeatedly admitted to the abuse and was sent to therapy and returned to active ministry multiple times. He also received treatment for alcohol abuse.

In 2000, Fr. Boulanger retired from active ministry. He was placed on leave in February 2002 when three additional accusations surfaced. He died a few months later in July 2002.  At least one claim was included in a November 2002 settlement involving 28 priests.

In 2018,  was publicly named on the Diocese of Norwich’s list of “clergy with allegations of substance of sexual abuse of a minor.” The details of the allegations, including the information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, and Fr. Boulanger’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse are unknown.

In July 2019, his name was included on the Diocese of Manchester list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

Fr. Boulanger died in 1996.

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